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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane

We are beginning to have longer days here on the East Coast and some warmer days as well. Our Helebores are budding, there are a couple of purple crocus showing and some little white flowers whose name I forget. These temps have inspired me to create something bright and colorful. I’ve used the Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinated Flowers for Every Season DSP and both Medium and Large Daisy Punches. Let’s take a peek…

Daisy Lane Fun Fold

Preparation:

  • Card base is Misty Moonlight 4 1/4 x 11, trim off 1 3/4 from one end, then score 1 7/8 from each end. Reserve the removed piece for the vertical front panel.
  • DSP panels Flowers for Every Season DSP (2) 1 3/4 x 4 1/8 and (1) 1 5/8 x 4 1/8 + (1) 4 1/8 x 5 3/8; (2) coordinating pieces 1 5/8 x 4 1/8; (1) 1 1/2 x 4
  • Basic White (inside panel) 4 x 5 1/4 + enough for daisies: (3) medium , (2) large
  • Gather inks: Night of Navy, Just Jade, So Saffron, and Blushing Bride
  • Embellishment: Gilded Gems

How to:

  • Adhere the appropriate two DSP pieces together for each panel using liquid glue, then adhere to the card stock pieces. Does that make sense? It seems obvious to me but let’s see if I can make it more clear: (2) 1 5/8 x 4 to (2) 1 3/4 x 4 1/8 and (1) 1 1/2 x 4 to the (1) 1 5/8 x 4 1/8. This last piece is adhered to the Misty Moonlight reserve panel 1 3/4 x 4 1/4. The others are adhered to the card base folded over panels. Yes, I think you get it!
  • Adhere this last panel to the right and just to the bottom portion of the fold-over. (If you adhere it to the top and bottom it will not open!!!)
  • Stamp the Basic White panel using the Stamparatus and Night of Navy ink, with the sentiment, realizing that the open section is what you want to see. I used the Daisy Lane stamp set for the sentiment. Now stamp the leaf in Just Jade ink in various places around the edge, keeping in mind what ism going to be seen when the card is closed (just the sentiment!). Adhere the Basic White panel to the slightly larger DSP panel and then into the inside of the card and wow- nearly done…
  • Stamp the daisies… for the Medium daisy – stamp in So Saffron ink three (3) times, stamping off each time, then punch using the Medium Daisy Punch. Curl the petals using a bone folder, then adhere together with liquid glue, off-setting the petals. Stamp the larger daisy with Blushing Bride ink, stamping off at least once, maybe twice, then punch with the Large Daisy Punch. Curl the petals as before then adhere together with liquid glue. Attach to the card as shown, with liquid glue. Add Gilded Gems to the centers of the daisies.
  • Voila – the card is done!
Daisy Lane Fun Fold, inside

Now for the envelope… I used what DSP pieces were left over for the envelope flap, adhering with liquid glue and trimming to fit. Stamp the leaf along the bottom of the envelope and some on the edge of the envelope using the same Just Jade ink. Adn yep – done, done, done!

Daisy Lane Fun Fold

Fun card… bright and cheery. If you so desired you could add a Basic White panel on the back to do some writing, cuz there isn’t much space to say much. Depends on the recipient, right?

OK… Products for todays card are from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the Jan- Jun Mini Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE QDCUDHDC – good Mar 1 – 15. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know.

Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% (or more) discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join my team now… Again – you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Spring

The theme for todays Blog Hop is Celebrate Spring… woohoo. When we walk early in the morning we are hearing the cardinals singing as though there is no tomorrow and the woodpeckers are at it as well. And here on the East Coast we have these adorable frogs we call ‘peepers’ that start their magical mating calls. And bulbs are beginning to show their green stems – so excited to see what’s coming. And oh yes, it’s daylight before 6 AM!!! Oh my goodness, can you tell I REALLY like this time of year?! But… back to the Hop ~ there should be some very special cards on the hop today.

My card to Celebrate Spring…

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring

I began by die cutting the ‘wreath’ from Basic White card stock using the Birds & More Dies. Using liquid glue I adhered this to a very slightly smaller panel of Sand & Sea DSP – using paper that looked like a sunrise. As the morning begins there is this glorious pink that melts into the blue sky. I adhered these to a slightly larger piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock, again with liquid glue. I stamped this sweet bird in Balmy Blue ink on Basic White card stock using the Birds & Branches stamp set. I die cut it with another die from the Birds & More Dies. The feet are die cut from the same dies using Soft Suede card stock scrap and adhered with liquid glue. I adhered it with a mini dimensional making it look as though the bird was watching the morning sky.

Next I took a panel of Seaside Spray card stock and ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I used my Blending Brush and Flirty Flamingo ink to color the upper portion of this piece – as though the sky was all around. I adhered the square panel and bird with dimensionals to this Seaside Spray panel. I then notched each edge using the ___________ Punch. I tied a double ribbon using the Flowers for Every Season Combo pack (Seaside Spray & Silver twine) and the Navy twine from Well-Suited Twine Combo Pack, tied a bow and added a glue dot at the knot to hold it in place.

I stamped the sentiment from A Wish for Everything stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White strip and die cut it with the Layering Ovals Dies. I die cut another panel from Flirty Flamingo card stock using the Tasteful Labels Dies and mounted the sentiment oval on it using liquid glue. This sentiment banner got dimensionals and was adhered to the embossed panel. I added three Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the sentiment banner. I adhered the embossed panel with Seal + to a larger panel of Basic White card stock. I put dimensionals on the back and adhered it to the card base of Seaside Spray. Card front is done!

For the inside…

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring, inside

I stamped the nest in Crumb Cake ink from the Birds & Branches stamp set on a Basic White panel. I then stamped the eggs in Balmy Blue ink on a Basic White scrap and die cut them with the Birds & More Dies. I adhered the two outer eggs with liquid glue and the third egg with a mini dimensional.. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Flirty Flamingo piece with liquid glue and attached this to the Seaside Spray card base inside ~ and the card was complete.

For the envelope….

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring

I adhered a panel of Sand & Sea DSP to the envelope flap & trimmed it to fit. I then stamped the branch from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. I followed that by stamping the leaves in Granny Apple Green ink and the set was fait accomplis!

You can find the card cuts listed at the bottom of this post. Products for todays card are from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the Jan- Jun Mini Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE QDCUDHDC – good Mar 1 – 15. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know.

In case you get lost, below is the list of those participating in todays Blog Hop. Click on the appropriate link to either move forward or go to the previous blog. Enjoy!

  1. Jaimie Babarczy: https://wp.me/p79UhD-4VN
  2. Karen Ksenzakovic: https://wp.me/paaNf4-4e9
  3. Mary Deatherage: https://wp.me/p5snyt-h1y
  4. Sue Prather: https://wp.me/p5yitZ-2tQ
  5. Donna Leonard: http://stampdabbles.com/?p=4619
  6. Jillian Good: http://dyedwith.love/?p=139
  7. Tara Carpenter: https://tarabethstamps.blogspot.com/2021/03/stampin-up-arrange-wreath-happy-easter.html
  8. Leslie Larkin https://leslielarkin.com/ice-cream-corner-suite/
  9. Terry Lynn Bright: https://tlsbrightspot.com/2021/03/09/stampin-up-celebrate-spring/
  10. Akiko Sudano: https://wp.me/paOv8E-2ww
  11. Karen Finkle: https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2021/03/stampin-up-wildly-happy-for-amys-inkin.html
  12. Amy Koenders: https://wp.me/p2SFwf-moQ
  13. Krista Yacgi: https://www.thestampingnook.com/post/stampin-up-jar-of-flowers-welcome-spring-card

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Card cuts for todays project:

Seaside Spray – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, 4 x 5 1/4 (embossed)

Basic White 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 3 1/8 square, 1 1/2 x 3 (oval), scrap for bird, 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)

Flirty Flamingo 3 1/4 square, 2 x 3 1/4 (banner), 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 (inside)

Stampin’ Up! Sent with Love, Pretty Perennials

Today is President’s Day! What does that mean to you? What I think of is Abraham Lincoln… and hubby just finished reading a book titled Abe that was really good. He was an amazing man and an incredible president. If you like history – this is an excellent read. I have my hands wrapped around the book Eleanor right now and keep learning how incredible she was as a First Lady of our country. These thingsd have nothing to do with today’s card, so maybe I should just get on with it…

Sent with Love, Pretty Perennials – #1

Can you see in the photo the embossing on the card front? I’ve used two folders, one for the DSP and another for the Basic White card stock. They come together and are called Meadow Moments Embossing Folder. Here’s better photo to share the delicasy of these two.

Sent with Love, Pretty Perennials – #2

I think you can see the embossing better, right? So delicate and beautiful. And here’s how I put this card together…

  • Emboss the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP with the leaf portion of the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder set.
  • Emboss the Basic White panel with the floral, butterfly and leaf portion of the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder set.
  • Adhere the DSP strip to the Basic White panel with liquid glue.
  • Add the Just Jade 20-22 In Color Ribbon by wrapping to the back and hold in place with Stampin Seal
  • Die cut the flower from Hydrangea Hill DSP and the petals for the flower in Basic White card stock. Adhere the flower together with liquid glue and a mini dimensional. Add an Opal Rounds to the center. (Truth be told… this flower was sitting on my desk from a previous project and I liked the color contrasts of the green and pink.😊)
  • Adhere the flower to the card front with a dimensional.
  • Also sitting on my desk was this butterfly die cut with the Butterfly Dies (new product! this will be available in the 2021 Annual Catalog.) I adhered this butterfly with dimensionals as well.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Memento Black ink on Basic White card stock and die cut with the Potted Succulents Dies. The sentiment comes from Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. I attached the sentiment to the card front with dimensionals and trimmed the end.
  • Adhere this panel to another layer of Basic White card stock for strength then to the Thick Basic White card base with dimensionals ~ and your card front is done!
Sent with Love, Pretty Perennials – #3

For the inside… I wanted to carry both the green and pink to the inside so adhered a strip of the same Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP (new product available soon to customers!) to the right side of the Basic White panel. I die cut another flower with the Perennial Petals Dies, this time from the Paper Blooms DSP (FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order). I also die cut petals from Basic White card stock and a scrap I had on my desk of…. for the center of the flower. All were adhered together with liquid glue and another Opal Rounds was added as well. This was adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue. This Basic White card stock panel was adhered to a Mint Macaron piece then to the inside of the card – all with liquid glue. and the inside was complete!

Sent with Love, Pretty Perennials – #4

For the envelope… I adhered a panel of the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed it to fit. For the front of the envelope, I stamped the flower background from the Pretty Perennials stamp set, in Roccco Rose ink stamped off once, then the detail flower stamp in full strength Rococo Rose ink – and the card was finis!

This card is so versatile – it could easily be a sympathy card or birthday or simply thinking of you, depending on if you stamped something special inside. I like that it is cheery and bright too.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

SU! Lovely You w/ Artistry Blooms DSP

Hello again! It’s raining here today and I have a meeting OUTSIDE tomorrow for 18 folks! Please pray it stops raining so I can get yard furniture dried and moved for physically distancing… This group hasn’t been together since March and we desperately need to see one another. We lost the president of our group recently (yes, to Covid-19) and we are anxious to share with one another that loss of a special woman. She was giving and caring, a gentle spirit, gracious, and laughter came easily to her. She will be greatly missed… I’ve gotten off track – pray for the rain to stop so we can gather together.

Today’s creation is… four creations – each the same and yet, well, not.

Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #1

Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistry Blooms w/ Lovely You
card #3

Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #1 is the base card – no dimensionals, no extras, just papers adhered to the card base and a sentiment – a perfect beginner card.DSP is adhered to the Whisper White panel, a strip added to cover the seam and stamped. Perfect for a beginner! The card base is Bermuda Bay; the strip is Night of Navy; sentiment stamped in Bermuda Bay.

Card #2 is only slightly different… DSP is adhered to a Whisper White panel, an strip isn added to cover the seam, then stamped. Now two additions: 1-splatter the sentiment section using the Night of Navy Marker and the lid and tap the longer tip end to create the light splatters. 2- put this panel on dimensionals. This is a step up due to the Marker and the dimensionals, but still a good beginner project. The card base is Night of Navy and the strip is Coastal Cabana; sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy.

Card #3 is another step up by adding ribbon (Just Jade 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) and these wonderful Iridescent Pearls, dimensionals behind the main panel AND an additional layer of card stock. The card base is Coastal Cabana, the layering panel is Granny Apple Green; the sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy.

Card #4 is similar to #3 BUT – the layering panel is the one on dimensionals. This then is the DSP adhered to the Whisper White panel, ribbon added to cover the seam (Boho Indigo Product Medley – Night of Navy 1/2″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon) and Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Coastal Cabana). The card base is Granny Apple Green and the layering panel is Coastal Cabana; the sentiment is stamped in Coastal Cabana.

The DSP is… Artistry Blooms – 3 x 3 adhered to Whisper White panel 3 x 4 1/2; lkayering panels are 3 1/4 x 4 3/4.

The envelopes all have the Artistry Blooms DSP on the envelope flap 2 1/4 x 6, adhered with liquid glue and trimmed to fit. For the front I pulled another stamp set as it has this rather modern stamp in it, Tasteful Touches stamp set. I used a sponge dauber, one for each color of ink, and dabbed the color on the stamp, varying it each time I stamped it. I did not clean the stamp in between. Inks used were Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

 

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  • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

SU! Dog Builder Punch and Playful Pets DSP

Hi Everyone. It has been so stiflingly hot lately – the humidity is super high and it just makes it real uncomfortable to have to be outside. I feel so fortunate to have air conditioning – didn’t grow up with it and I remember those days… Let’s see, I told about our S-I-L shattering his elbow in a cycling accident. He’s home now, good spirits and positive attitude. So so thankful for so many things. There does not appear to be nerve damage; he can move all his fingers! Essentially they had to remove the elbow – now he has three metal plates instead… what they can do now is just amazing. So thankful – God was at work (and continues to be!) throughout this in so many ways.

Card for today… for a friend whose dog passed away recently. Pets are such an important part of our lives… and she had this fella 18 years, longer than most.

Playful Pets DSP and Dog Builder Punch
#1

The card base is Gray Granite… layer Real Read then the Playful Pets DSP. This layer has dimensionals. The banners were punched with the Banners Pick a Punch. Those little paws and hearts in the DSP are just sweet, aren’t they? The dog is punched with the Dog Builder punch in Basic Black cs and he’s on dimensional too. I tied a piece of crochet yarn around that little doggies neck before attaching him to the card front.(I know, not a SU! item…) And that heart is part of the punch – and it’s in Real Red. Those little Black Rhinestone Jewels are a retired item (unfortunately!) The ‘Thinking of You’ sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set.

Playful Pets DSP and Dog Builder Punch
#2

Playful Pets DSP and Dog Builder Punch
#3

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

SU! Boho Indigo Product Medley Spanner Card

Hello… Happy Fourth!!! Woohoo… We are so used to being ‘out and about’ for  this holiday, attending a picnic or two – with the pandemic life is very different… Enjoy your day whatever you are doing. Go0d Bless America… Now, on to the card for today…

I was on Pinterest the other day and found this fun idea for a card and of course I HAD to try it myself… it’s called a spanner card. I rather like a good challenge, something new ~ here is what I created using the Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Spanner Card
#1

It was fairly easy but did take several steps to make. Let’s get started in the telling…

Begin with an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Misty Moonlight cs, scored at 4 1/4. Using your paper trimmer, cut the front panel on each side 1 1/4″  from the edge TO THE SCORE LINE.  Cut a piece of window sheet 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2 and adhere to the card front at the bottom. (I used Tear n Tape for the window sheet) This creates the ‘span’ to hold the two front panels together 😏. Cut 2 panels of Very Vanilla 1 1/8 x 4 1/8 and one.panel 1 1/4 x 3 1/8. Cut panels of Boho Indigo cs: 2 at 1 x 4 and 2 at 1 x 3. Adhere the Very Vanilla to the side front panels and one covering the window sheet. Then adhere the Boho Indigo panels over these. Do not adhere the the last 1x 3 Boho Indigo strip yet.

This product medley has these fabulous green leaves and I adhered three of these to the card front. The largest was attached with a glue dot, the palm leaf is on dimensionals and the smallest frond is adhered to the window sheet ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE CARD FRONT.  This creates wonderful dimension. Now cover the back side of the window sheet with that last 1 x 3 strip. Here’s what it looks like from the inside…

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Spanner Card
#2

The only thing left to do for the front is the sentiment banner. Cut a 3/4 x about 2 1/2 strip of Very Vanilla. Trim one end by using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Stamp the sentiment in Garden green from the Bloom and Grow stamp set. Add Gilded Gems from the Ornate Garden Suite of products. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card front.

For the inside… there are two sections really: one is the rest of the card front… cut a panel of the embossed Very Vanilla from the Boho Indigo Product Medley (gorgeous papers!) 3 x 4 1/8 and adhere to that cut front panel. The above picture shows that embossed piece clearly.

Now let’s complete the real inside of the card… cut a Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere with liquid glue. Cut two strips of the Boho Indigo cs 1 x 3 3/4 and adhere with liquid glue. I added no sentiment as this will be a handwritten card, a friendly uplift to a dear person.

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Spanner card
#3

Your card is now complete. Let’s do the envelope… Cut a panel of the Boho Indigo cs 2 1/4 x 6 and adhere to the flap. Trim to fit. Remember those punch-out leaves from this product medley? I took the punched piece and ‘taped’ around it with post-it notes leaving just the leaf I wanted open, and sponged it with a sponge dauber and Garden Green. Then I took my Light Soft Suede Blends marker and made the lines on the palm leaf. I stamped the hello sentiment from the …. Bloom and Grow stamp set and my envelope was complete. TIP: slip a scrap piece of cs into your envelope when using a blends marker. This keeps it from bleeding through the envelope!

Wasn’t that fun? A new type of card for me and I like it – a spanner card…

BoHo Indigo Product Medley
Spanner Card
#4

NEW, NEW, NEW… The Aug – Dec Mini Catalog is available for Demonstrators and we were able to place a preorder to play with products.  I am soooo excited – my box is set to be delivered today – eek! Depending on when my box arrives, perhaps I’ll pop on later today to share some new products with you.  If you want a catalog and you do not have a demonstrator, please connect with me. SU! is offering a fabulous deal right now… for every $50 order, you receive a $5 coupon in your email for use from Aug 4- the end of Aug. Deal? Yes! Shop with me and get extra bonus… a $10 SU item of your choice when you spend over $50. (One free item per customer per month please.) I’m also setting up STAR rewards that will earn points as well toward SU! product. I’m working out the fine points and hope to have that info out later today as well. All kinds of great happenings going on! Sending hugs your way for now ~ hope to ‘see’ you later!

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

SU! Prized Peony and Peony Dies

Hi Everyone – hot this morning already and it’s not even 6 AM – ugh… One big advantage we have is shade in our back yard and often we have a breeze. We like being outside, and I may have said this before, but the sun does not do me any favors. My skin is fair and oh my, I burn in a heartbeat. No tanning for me! I just burn… Why am I telling you all this I wonder – hmmm.

Today’s card uses that awesomely handsome die cut peony that was an extra in yesterday’s post and I hope you like it.

Peony Dies
Forever Gold Laser- Cut Specialty DSP
#1

Gosh, I’m sorry for the darkness of this photo… but you CAN see the peony. Please go back to review how I put it together in yesterday’s post. What I did differently is I gave it much more dimension by adding dimensionals between the layers. What a difference – love, love the finished product! Here’s a top view. The dimensionals are adhered only on one side, not both. I didn’t want the peony stuck, just ballooned a bit. Make sense? I also covered the peony in Wink of Stella 😏

Peony Dies
#2

And what do you think of the background? Isn’t that Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP GORGEOUS! And you are so right, it isn’t gold… I flipped it to the other side, which is white.

Items needed to complete this project…

  • Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP
  • Peony Dies
  • Prized Peony stamp set
  • Elegant Faceted Gems
  • Lovely Labels Pick-a-Punch
  • Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack – Whisper Whiter 1/2″ Faux Linen
  • Beauty Abounds stamp set – sentiments
  • Rococo Rose ink and cs
  • Pear Pizzazz cs – body of leaves, 3
  • Granny Apple Green cs – leaf shading, 3
  • Misty Moonlight cs – 2 panels
  • Thick Whisper White cs and regular Whisper White
  • Memento Black ink – butterfly

Here’s the how to..

Die cut the peony in Rococo Rose. Highlight in Whisper White Craft ink, then shade in various areas with Rococo Rose. Put the peony together and adhere with liquid glue at the bottom of each petal. Add dimensionals as shown to give the peony depth. Die cut a stamen from So Saffron and insert using liquid glue to adhere. Die cut the leaves as mentioned in the “items needed”. Use liquid glue, just a dot or two, to adhere the shading to the body of the leaf. Set these aside to prepare the card itself.

The card base is Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2. Adhere a panel of Misty Moonlight 4 x 5 1/4 to the card front and a panel 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 to the card inside. Adhere the laser cut panel with a bit of Stampin Seal just where the peony will be. Adhere the peony with liquid glue, then place the leaves before the glue dries, again using liquid glue. Curl the leaves just a bit to also give them dimension. Adhere a bow tied from the Whisper White !/2″ Faux Linen with a glue dot. This comes from the Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack.

Cut a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White, stamp the sentiment from Beauty Abounds stamp set in Rococo ink, trim the end with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Add three Elegant Faceted Gems to the label. Put dimesnionals on the label and add to the front of the card and trim the right end even with the card front. Neat!

The inside…

Prized Peony stamp set
Beauty Abounds stamp set
#3

Stamp the sentiment first – this is done in Rococo Rose using the Beauty Abounds stamp set. Then stamp the peony in various places using the Prized Peony stamp set. Adhere to the Misty Moonlight panel and viola! Your card is complete…

The envelope..

Adhere a panel of the 2019-2021 In Color DSP to the envelope flap. Stamp the bubbles from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Rococo ink. Stamp the butterfly from the same set in Memento Black ink. Done done done…

Peony Dies
Beautfy Abounds stamp set
Prized Peony stamp set
#4

This final picture looks as though the Misty Moonlight is some other color – it isn’t!!! Each time I make one of these peonies I fall in love with this set again. Sigh… so many beautiful sets in this catalog…

Today the PDF of the Aug~ Dec Mini Catalog goes live for demonstrators!!! (This used to be  called the Holiday catalog) I cannot wait to see what they are showing… interested in seeing those items yourself? Become a Demonstrator… and a hobby demo is perfectly fine too. To remain a demo means a set purchase limit for each quarter and that is so EASY to do. Give me a holler if you want to learn more.  And just for an extra incentive… when joining now, Stampin’ Up! is offering a FREE BUNDLE! Here’s a flyer to encourage you.

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SU! Sunflower Dies and Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP

Hi Folks! How’s it going? It’s amazing how time slips by, Sat. already! Stores are beginning to open their doors here on the East coast and in a way, that’s a good thing. I worry about all those folks who have lost jobs and struggle just to put food on the table for their families. Ugh… I also worry about a resurgence of this nasty virus and we still know so little about it – not that scientists aren’t working to understand, they are. It’s a complicated disease.Sorry ~ I got off on a tangent… My card is a bright card: cheerful and colorful and just says “happy” looking at it. Let’s take a look…

Sunflower Dies
Flowers For Every Season DSP
#1

What do you think ~ does this put a smile on your face or what? And it was fun to do as well.

Supplies for this card…

  • Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP
  • Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set
  • Sunflower Dies
  • Thick Whisper White and regular Whisper White cs
  • Poppy Parade cs
  • Bumblebee cs and ink
  • Just Jade ink
  • Mango Melody Blends
  • Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
  • Adhesive Sheet

The how to…

With liquid glue, adhere a 2 x 5 1/2 strip of the Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP to a 2 1/4 x 5 1/2  Poppy Parade, and attach this to a Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4. With the Sunflower Dies, die cut one sunflower, then just a half sunflower as well. Notice the petals are loose on the front. This creates wonderful layering and makes the flower more ‘real’. Adhere the half sunflower against the Poppy Parade strip, using liquid glue just in the center of the flower. Now adhere the full sunflower right over this, but just a bit to the left and not matching any of the petal shapes. Make sure the center portion of the flower is attached as well. Now die cut just the center of the flower out of Bumblebee cs and color it with the Mango Melody duo pack Blends. Adhere this over the center of the large flower. Now this flower looks very much like the flowers on the DSP. And to me… it looks more like a daisy than a sunflower! 😉 Stamp the sentiment from Celebrate Sunflowers in Just Jade; add three of the Clear Epoxy Droplets; put dimensionals on this completed panel and adhere to Thick Whisper White cs 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. Your card front is ready!

Now for the inside…

Sunflower Dies
#2

This  Whisper White panel is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. Die cut another sunflower from Whisper White using the Sunflower Dies, but this time, HAVE AN ADHESIVE SHEET ATTACHED TO IT. That’s right… then just peel that adhesive sheet right off the back, cut the flower to fit the corners and attach. Bingo – so EASY! No glueing all those petals and getting glue all over yourself. Ask me how I know that! Adhere this panel to the inside of your card with liquid glue and the card is complete.

The envelope…

I wanted this to be as striking and happy as the DSP.

Celebrate Sunflowers
Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP
#3

Stamp the small sunflower randomly over the front of the envelope using Bumblebee ink. Attach Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP to the flap and voila! Happy card…

If you don’t have a demonstrator and want a catalog, please let me know that. In the meantime, here is a PDF of the 2020-2021 Catalog for you to peruse. I am also attaching a flyer about the fabulous promotion SU! has going on right now for joining up, becoming a demonstrator. It’s hard to pass on this…. a free bundle! So, join my team and let’s have fun together 😍

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

Stampin’ Up! Using Retiring Paper

Hi Everyone! I hope you are doing well. It’s beautiful today on the East coast and cries out to be enjoyed and appreciated. One of the things I did this past week was open our backyard to a specific group of folks for meditation and social distancing. They were thrilled at the opportunity to get out! Our backyard provides a peaceful setting and is full of birds so it’s perfect for this. Today may be the time to do that again…

To today’s card(s)… Peaceful Poppies DSP and Lovely Lipstick are not a perfect match, but my challenge to use retiring papers moved me in this direction, and I don’t think it’s too bad. My other challenge was to create something simple, few embellishments (no extra postage!) and be cheerful. I also needed a lot of them. Let’s take a peek:

Peaceful Poppies DSP
Fun Folds
#1

Each card was either a Gatefold or a Z fold to create a bit of fun. And here are the details…

Z Fold Card…

  • Z fold cards are all cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. I used Lovely Lipstick.
  • DSP is 3 x 4 and i used the retiring Peaceful Poppies.
  • The DSP was adhered to basic Black 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 with liquid glue. This was adhered just to the left portion of the Z fold – again with liquid glue.
  • Whisper White cs for the sentiment panel – die cut with the Layering Circles Dies. The sentiment comes from Under My Umbrella – NOT RETIRING!
  • The inside panel, 3 x 4 in Whisper White, was stamped in Black Memento ink using the Peaceful Poppies stamp set. Adhere this so it does not show when the card is closed!

Gatefold Card… I created eight total but used two different dimensions

  • 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 from each end. The Whisper White inside panel is 5 1/4 x 4
  • 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 from each end. The Whisper White inside panel is 4 x 5 1/2
  • The DSP is 3 x 4, adhered to Basic Black 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. Adhere to the left front ‘gate’
  • The inside panel was stamped using the Peaceful Poppies stamp set  – NOT RETIRING!

Peaceful Poppies DSP
Gatefold
#2

The envelopes…

  • All were stamped in the lower left corner with the beautiful poppy from Peaceful Poppies stamp set
  • DSP was adhered to the envelope flap with liquid glue and trimmed to fit. I ran out of this particular DSP so on one envelope I stamped the flap with the same poppy stamp. You can see that in each of the photos.

Peaceful Poppies
#3

Peaceful Poppies DSP
#4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in all I was able to create 11 cards in such a short time. I’m generally not one to make multiples of the same card, but cutting everything and laying it out made it so easy peasy. I hope you enjoyed this little exercise and make use of some of your retiring papers.

Peaceful Poppies
Gatefold and Z Fold
#5

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