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Stampin’ Up! More… Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack

Todays post brings a few more cards made with the Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack. I took yesterday off and didn’t post. Could you tell? 😏 What a strange Palm Sunday it was! Our church is doing its worship services by Livestreaming and that’s good, just feels odd. All this social distancing… some people do it, others not so much. Ah sigh… guess we have to give this at least another month. I’m doing my best, so is hubby. We are very upbeat and positive people and that’s good, ‘cuz we don’t get ‘down in the dumps’ much. I just feel for those folks who panic easily. It’s helpful for everyones psyche when there is a sense of order to our lives ~ and well, we don’t have that right now. I mean, sometimes I forget what day of the week it is!!! ‘Nuf… on with the cards. I only made three this time…. and I tried just using the elements from the card pack. I was successful to a point.

Card #1…

  • Whisper White cardstock behind the printed vellum, Early Espresso behind the ‘card’ and placed on dimensionals.
  • The inside uses the same cardstocks and sticky embellishments from the card pack.
  • This could be a nice masculine card!
Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack card #1
card #1 inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #2…

  • Nothing behind the printed vellum this time and I kind of like it with this particular card. Petal pink is behind the ‘card’ and both are wrapped with the Petal Pink gold edged ribbon from the SAB catalogue, then raised on dimensionals.
  • The inside is simple but elegant to me… Petal Pink and Whisper White cardstocks, two strands separated from the Flax 5/8″ ribbon tied in a bow and the sentiment is from Parisian Beauty stamp set, also from the SAB catalogue.
Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack card #2
inside card #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #3…

  • Vellum on one of the larger cards from the pack, the magnolia is on a dimensional and then a small linen thread ribbon adhered with a glue dot.
  • The inside is Mint Macaron and Whisper White cardstock with one of the sticky embellishments in the card pack.
Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack card #3
inside card #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it folks – what do you think? I’m rather pleased with these and hope you like them too. Although I have a very few of the cards and envelopes left, tomorrow we’ll have something else to share. If you are interested in purchasing the Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack (item # 149554)and the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories and More Cards and Envelopes (item #149487), check them out in the 2019-20 Catalogue on page 171. These two together make a huge number of cards. There are 50 double sided cards in the card pack – two different sizes, some vellum sheets included and 4 sticker sheets with some really fun and beautiful options for creating your own ideas; and 20 large specialty cards and envelopes in the other pack. Am I encouraging you to purchase these two items – you bet I am. They are a wonderful product and very reasonably priced.

When you purchase product from me, please use my CURRENT HOST CODE ZUPR7SAY for purchases between $50- $150 to receive a free $10 item of your choice from me. Such a deal!!!

Thanks for stopping.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! So Very Vellum Pocket Card

Today’s card is made with a FREE product during Sale=a=bration and that is Stampin’ Up! So Very Vellum. I haven’t made a pocket card before and it was surprisingly easy. I kept the inside very simple. Let’s take a look…

So Very Vellum & Happy Birthday To You plus Thoughtful Blooms

It’s interesting how the process happens when making a card. I started out with one idea and went totally another! I knew I wanted to make a pocket card and I knew I wanted to use vellum e as the pocket. And the So Very Vellum with its embossed pattern seemed perfect. Here’s how the vellum looked before putting it together.

So Very Vellum pocket card prep
  • So Very Vellum 8″ x 5 1/2″ Funny thing is, I started with a piece cut to 8 1/2″ but was using the paper trimmer to score it and scored too hard and tore the paper.😔 First lesson… So I moved to the scoring tool and was much more gentle and it worked perfectly.
  • Score on the long side 1/2″ and trim. See the photo for how to trim.
  • Score on the short side 1/2″ and again at 3 3/4″. Trim the 1/2″ side
  • Add tear n tape to the 1/2″ edges – see photo. Remove the short side of tape and close, then do the same with the bottom, as it goes on the outside. This becomes the BACK of the pocket!
  • Decorate as desired… Because I was thinking of doing something else, I began by stamping four partials of the Happy Birthday To You cake on Shimmer paper.
Happy Birthday To You
cake partials
Happy Birthday To You cake partials colored with Stampin’ Blends

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see that I colored each of the flowers on the cakes using different shades of yellows and greens. It was fun to see the contrasts side by side. Then I cut them all out using the Birthday Dies. By this time I had changed my direction for completing this particular card, but am ready with the extra pieces for another project – yay! If you are looking at the photo of the colored florals, I chose #3 to decorate the pocket.

  • I colored the flowers on #3 with Dark Daffodil Delight and Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blends, the leaves with Dark Soft Sea Foam Blends. I used the Color Lifter in places to highlight areas.
  • Using the Birthday Dies again, I cut out leaves twice and the berries also twice. The leaves are cut from Garden Green and the berries from Shimmer paper.
  • These leaves and berries were adhered to the back of the floral diecut using glue dots, but you could swipe snail on the back and use that just as well. I then attached dimensionals over several areas of the back further holding these small pieces in place.
  • The floral section was adhered to a Whisper White circle diecut with the Layering Circles Dies.
  • The circle also got dimensionals and was adhered to the vellum pocket.

Now to the inside…

Thoughtful Blooms pocket card insert
  • Cut mint macaron 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Cut Soft Sea Foam 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Stamp the Thoughtful Blooms leaf spray with Garden Green ink
  • Stamp the flower with Daffodil Delight and punch out with the Small Bloom Punch
  • Stamp additional small flowers using both Daffodil Delight and So Saffron for a nice contrast.
  • Adhere the punched flower to the center of the leaf spray using one dimensional

Envelope… we never ever forget to do something with the envelope. I must say, I got a bit carried away but I like the finished product.

  • Stamp the leaf spray with Garden Green; the flowers with Daffodil Delight and So Saffron, according to your choice.
So Very Vellum & Happy Birthday To You plus Thoughtful Blooms
  • I did the same on the envelope flap, stamping three bouquets.

Your card, pocket and envelope are now complete! Isn’t it sweet? I really like how it turned out even though I had something else in mind altogether… Another day 😏

Sale-a-bration is over March 31, but you will be able to continue ordering from the Mini Catalogue until June 1 – just no freebies involved.

April 1 Stampin’ Up! is offering a Premier Ornate Gardens SuiteCatalogue, but this Premier Suite gives you the opportunity to play! How fun is that?!

Ornate Garden Suite video – available for. purchase April 1!
Ornate Garden Suite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card!

 

Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed 6 x 6 DSP w/Painted Labels Dies

Today’s cards feature the Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed 6×6 Designer Series Paper and the Painted Labels Dies. The focus points right to this fun DSP. This would be an easy card to mass produce, which really isn’t my thing, but it could be done. Let’s take a look…

Best Dressed card #1

 

Best Dressed Card #T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are so fresh and bright! I’ve put no sentiment that designates whether this is birthday or get well or hello to a special someone. That can be added right before sending. But this card as is… well it’s just plain cute! Here are the deets:

For the card front…

  • Thick Whisper White for the card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Old Olive 4″ x 5 1/4″ (cut 2, one for the inside)
  • Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series paper 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ + coordinating sing the scrap about 3 1/4″ square
  • Whisper White for the diecuts about 3 1/4″ square
Best Dressed card #1 A

How to put it together…

  • adhere the DSP to the Old Olive using liquid glue or snail
  • Put on dimensionals and adhere to the card base.
  • Using the coordinating scrap, cut a circle using the largest circle die from the Circle Dies
  • Using the Whisper White 3 1/4″ scrap, cut the wonderful open circle from the Painted Labels Dies.
  • Stamp your sentiment using Old Olive ink. This sentiment comes from the Under My Umbrella stamp set.
  • Adhere this stamped piece to the circle using liquid glue or snail. Put on dimensionals and adhere to the front, noting placement for each card.

Notes…

  • Card #1: Stamp three flowers from the … blooms stamp set and punch out using the Small Bloom Punch. Embellish with Noble Peacock Rhinestones. Put two of these of dimensionals and place accordingly. The other gets adhered using liquid glue and tucked under one of the flowers.
  • This card also got a fun ribbon… Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon. Adhere with a glue dot.
  • Card #2: A couple of differences on this card. First..I used a scrap of Whisper White 5/8″ Ribbon scrap to put behind the circles, adhering it with a bit of snail directly onto the ribbon.
  • Second…since the Painted Labels diecut was used on the DSP, use another Whisper White scrap to cut a circle that will be large enough for your sentiment but small enough to show off a bit of the DSP. Adhere that circle (after stamping of course) with liquid glue to the DSP cut. Embellish with Glitter Enamel Dots to coordinate with the card front. Adhere with dimensionals over the ribbon.

The insides:

Best Dressed card 1 inside
  • Best Dressed card #2 inside
  • Adhere the additional piece of Old Olive to the inside.
  • Adhere a 1/2″ strip to the lower potion of the card (about 1/4″ from the bottom.
  • For card #1 I added an additional flower cut by using the Small Bloom Punch. It also got a Noble Peacock Rhinestone. Do you notice the variegation in the color of paper? I used my Old Olive light and dark Blends to color a section of Whisper White card Stock and simply punched out the flower. :O)

Remember to do your envelopes! Note that Card #1 flap has an additional 1/4″ piece of Old Olive in addition to the DSP. Card #2 is just the DSP.

Below are two more cards I created in the same way, just using different papers in the stack and coordinating the card stock to match.

  • Card #3 uses Mint Macaron card stock, Mint Macaron  1/4″ Ribbon and the Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Card #4 uses Purple Posy card stock, Polka Dot Tulle 5/8″ Ribbon and Glitter enamel Dots. TIP: The Polka Dot Tulle ties beautifully but for me, is difficult to make a bow. How did I fix that? I tied it as a bow then trimmed the the bow part so it looks like just two ribbon pieces together. 
Best Dressed card #3
Best Dressed card # 3 inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Dressed card #4
Best Dressed card #4 inside

These were such fun cards to do – and I like how they all turned out so differently.

These are the final days of Sale-a bration … March 31 ends the promotion of free product with purchases of $50, $100 from Stampin’ Up!. The amount you purchase determines those items that may be chosen as a free product!  How great is that! AND Stampin’ Up! has just released it’s THIRD PRODUCT RELEASE of possible free items. Click on the flyer for more information.

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Notecards and Tulip Builder Punch

Today’s card is made using the Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Notecards and Tulip Builder Punch AND the Pleased as Punch DSP that is a free item when purchasing at least $50 worth of product during the final days of Sale-a-bration.

Before we get to the card… how are you doing? With the health crisis everyone is experiencing, are you feeling closed in or is this a time to “get things done” or a time to meditate or a time to be outside? Before we see the card for today, I will share a picture of myself with our dear English Springer Spaniel Rusty. He is eight but thinks he is 2! We three, hubby was along too, visited a state park nearby and took a wonderful walk. Rusty loved every step and smell! Hubby took the picture so obviously isn’t in it… We live on the East Coast and the water in these photos  is leading to Barnegat Bay. Here they are…

Peaceful, right? It is definitely a great place to visit, walk around, feel connected to Mother Nature and our Almighty Maker.

Please follow the guidelines the CDC is recommending. May you and family be safe and stay well.

 

Now to the card of today…

Does this card shout Spring or what? Here are the details…

  • Using the Pleased as Punch DSP, use the Tulip Builder Punch to punch the desired tulips. I did three. What’s kind of fun is the reverse side of this paper is the wonderful green design you see used for the leaves on this card. Pretty neat, huh? Stampin’ Up! does it right!
  • Using the Timeless Tulips stamp set, stamp the stems in Granny Apple Green.
  • Adhere the Tulip punches… the bottom or tulip on the far right is adhered with liquid glue. The yellow tulip is adhered with one layer of dimensionals. The pink tulip is adhered using two layers of dimensionals.
  • Next I placed the leaves: far right is adhered with liquid glue; bottom left tulip is adhered with one layer of dimensionals; the middle leaf is adhered with a double layer of dimensionals.
  • Oh I love this bow… it is Petal Pink silver edge ribbon and just really adds a special touch to the card. It was adhered with a dimensional cut in half.
  • The sentiment was stamped with the Ornate Thanks stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a 1/2′ strip of Whisper White. Trim as shown and adhere with dimesnionals.
  • For the inside I adhered a 1/2″ x 5″ strip of the Pleased As Punch DSP to the far right edge. When the card is closed it shows beyond the scalloped edge 🙂 I also stamped the sentiment THANKS from the Ornate Thanks stamp set. CARD IS COMPLETE!!! So fun.
  • On the envelope front I stamped the word ‘seriously,’ from the Ornate Thanks stamp set. It helps the individual understand even before opening the card that there is a special note inside.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you like… I wish I could see the person who is receiving this card when they open it – but it’s going in the mail. You know how that is…

May you have a beautiful day. Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies

This card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Painted  Poppies stamp set AND the Peaceful Moments stamp set for the sentiment. This is so bright and cheery – it would definitely lift someone’s spirits! I’m feeling so much better today after being a bit punky with a cold all week. Even went to the gym and did the eliptical for 25 minutes! YAY!! But on with the card. Here it is…

Here are the details…

  • Thick Whisper White card base cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Layer Lovely Lipstick  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Cut Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 5″; stamp the single poppy from the Painted Poppies stamp set in the middle of the card with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then stamp the string of Poppies in Tuxedo Black Memento ink so they surround the larger poppy.
  • Using the second largest circle die, cut out the center. Using both light and dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ blends, color the poppies that were cut from the circle. Notice I left many of the tips of the flowers without color. I think it makes them look more real, plus it gives them depth.
  • Using the largest circle die, cut a circle in Poppy Parade. Adhere the Painted Poppies circle to the Poppy Parade circle using liquid glue. You could put this section on dimensionals and it would look awesome too. I simply chose not to.
  • Adhere this entire poppy design to the Lovely Lipstick paper using liquid glue.
  • Take a piece of Real Red ribbon about 7 1/4″ in length and wrap around both these pieces. One way to keep it in place is to use snail directly to the ribbon then lay it on the paper. Works like magic! And if you use the grid paper while placing that ribbon, it will be super straight – works every time. Take another length of ribbon, make a bow and attach in the center with a glue dot.
  • Put dimensionals on the back of the Lovely lipstick and adhere to the thick Whisper White card base.
  • Take a Whisper White scrap, stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and trim the ends as shown. Add dimensionals to the back of the strip and adhere to the card front. Voila!!!

I’ve used three shades of red on this card (Lovely Lipstick, Poppy Parade and Real Red) and they look great together – at least I think so. Stampin’ Up! does such a good job of coordinating their colors that it is easy to combine various shades of one color. After all – it’s what Mother Nature does 🙂

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like this Painted Poppies card. It was extra fun to create. Want to join me in creating cards? Please contact me at TLsBrightSpot@gmail.com. It’s always more fun to have a partner with whom to brainstorm, connect and create.

Remember that Sale-a-bration ends March 31 with all those free products. It will still be possible to order from the catalogue until Jun 1 but all those freebies ends Mar 31. Just sayin’.

When you order from me, please use the current HOST CODE: XYW2SYNV. With a purchase of $50, you receive a free item of your choice not to exceed $10. Just let me know what that item is so I can place the order and get it on it’s way to you. One item per customer per month please. Thank you!

May you have a beautiful day. Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card. 

 

 

Stampin’ UP! Ornate Garden Suite

Eeeek! My order for the Ornate Garden Suite arrived, so yesterday I took some time to play. I only had time to create two items and I’m really excited about them. Take a peek. (OOPS … I’ll share the other items in tomorrows post.)

The card was super simple and oh my goodness, the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder is just wonderful – little tiny flowers all over. That is going to become a favorite I’m sure. And the Ornate Layers dies – eeek! Stunning results!

Details:

  • Run the ….. lightly spritz a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of So Saffron cs  then run it through the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. The spritzing allows the papers’ fibers to bend to create deeper impressions instead of cracking and breaking and not as clear definition. Does that make sense?
  • Using about a 22″ piece of the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo pack (I used the Old Olive ribbon in the package), wrap it around the embossed piece and tie a bow. Make certain it is centered on the paper. Use glue dots to keep in place. Adhere the embossed cs with liquid glue directly to the Whisper White thick 4 1/4″ x 11″ base.
  • Using the Ornate Layers dies cut a piece of Terracotta Tile. Cut a piece of Whisper White cs, stamp the front sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set and adhere with liquid glue to the Terracotta Tile die cut. Adhere two little Gilded Gems from this wonderful suite of products. Put dimensionals on the back  of the die cut and place it centered over the ribbon. The front it complete!

The inside…

  • Cut another piece of So Saffron cs 4″ x 5 1/4″, run it through your diecut machine using another of the Ornate Layers dies. Is that gorgeous or what! This could so easily be a card front, or better yet, used to cut down the embossed piece.  Yes, yes! I must try that. On with the directions… Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink from the Ornate Thanks stamp set. Adhere to the inside of the Whisper White thick cs.
  • Those little die cut pieces are from another of the die cuts in this set that I saved, cuz I liked them. 🙂 I’ll share that die another day.

Be sure to decorate your envelope. I stamped the adorable little flower in Tuxedo Black Memento ink then used Stamp’ UP! blends to color it. Just remember, when using the blends on an envelope to slip a piece of scrap paper inside so the blends don’t bleed through the envelope. Ask me how I know that!!! And I adhered a piece from the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to the flap. These papers are stunning folks! I can’t wait to share more of them with you.

Thanks for stopping by. Please remember to used my HOST CODE 2TMMA9HX when ordering $50 + in products. This gives you the opportunity to receive a free product of your choice from me – not to exceed $10.

May you have a beautiful day! Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

Timeless Tulips

Hello! The birds are singing wildly this morning. Isn’t it amazing how bulbs popping out of the ground can get us all enthused? It happens to me for sure. So today’s card is a hint of Spring – Pool Party is the lead color with just a hint of Petal Pink and Soft Seafoam. Here it is…

  • Card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ – Pool Party
  • Layer 4″ x 4 1/4″ Pool Party dry embossed with the beautiful Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. Adhere with liquid glue directly to the card base
  • Layer #2: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Pool Party. Cut 3″ x 4″  Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP and adhere with liquid glue to the smaller Pool Party. Put dimesnionals on the back and adhere to the card base by centering it on the card.
  • Layer #3: Using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and second from largest scalloped edge, cut a piece of Whisper White. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, the stamp the smaller tulip in Petal Pink, followed by the stem and leaves in Soft Seafoam.
  • Adhere pearls from Share What You Love OR color pearls using Stampin Blends markers.

Love the simplicity of this primarily monochromatic look. The sentiment chose lends itself to being used as a birthday, sympathy, congratulations or just a note card.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card today. This kind of card lifts my spirits and I hope it does the recipient as well.

When you’re ordering from me, Please use my current HOST CODE 2TMMA9HX if your order is between $50- $150 and I’ll send you a product of your choice not to exceed $10. If your purchase is over $150, don’t use a host code – accept the freebies offered by Stampin’ UP! and I’ll still send you a product of your choice not to exceed $10. One fvrfee item per month per customer, thank you.

May you enjoy your day. Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card!

Bloom and Grow, matching dies Budding Blooms

I really enjoy coloring, so using the blends is very relaxing to me. How about for you? This card in particular was pretty simple & easy to do. What makes a difference in a card are the details. For instance, did you notice the coloring on the background? That was done oh so casually with both light and dark Stampin Blends. It’s a bit too straight for my liking but for today we’re going with it.

Here are the details:

  • Very Vanilla card base cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ – opens from the left
  • Poppy Parade layer 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, put on card with dimesionals
  • Shimmer card layer 4 3/4″ x 3 3/8″: use Stampin blends Petal Pink to color, alternating light and dark. Adhere Shimmer paper to the Poppy Parade layer with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the flower in Memento black ink; color flowers with Poppy Parade blends light and dark; color leaves with Call Me Clover blends light and dark; color berries with light Poppy Parade; cut out with appropriate die and adhere with dimentionals onto the Shimmer paper.
  • Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Basic Black cs with Versamark ink. (Use the embossing buddy first to clear the cs of static) Dip into white embossing powder, flicking off excess, and heat emboss. Adhere to card fron with dimensionals.
  • YAY! Front is done…

Inside… I wanted to keep this really simple so stamped one of the flower bouquet on the bottom right side in Memento black ink.

Envelope… Again, wanted it to be simple but eye-catching so dry embossed a 6″ x 2 1/4″ Poppy Parade with the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder. This was adhered with liquid glue and cut to fit.

This card could so easily be done in most any shade using the Stampin Blends. Whatever color you use for the flower, coordinate the underlying paper and the envelope flap. YAY! Can’t wait to see what you do with this stamp set.

OK, after writing this post, I just had to share the rest of the cards I created. I had a class Monday night and did some extra stamping to share how to move the light and dark blends. Here are several:

 

Enjoy creating, crafting, sharing. Please use my HOST CODE 2TMMA9HX if your order is over $50 and I will send you a free $10 .item of your choice. One freebie per customer per month, thank you!

Fall – Nature’s Roots

Sharing a couple of cards made recently. I’m sooo bad at posting. This first card is a fall card using watercolor paper and Nature’s Roots thinlits. The ribbon is Granny Apple Green Textured Weave. Having scraps left over from a previous project  made this super easy and quick to do. In other words, don’t throw your scraps away!

If you have questions, feel free to contact me. If you’re interested in Stampin’ Up! Products I would be very happy to discuss them with you.

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