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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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Stampin’ Up! Cards made with New and Retiring Stamps and Dies

Hi Folks! I have a slew of – well, five – cards that were all in various stages of incompleteness on my desk and it was time to CLEAN UP THE DESK! 😁😁😁 So here goes… I’l show the card and list the products to make it.

Botanical Prints stamp set, Botanical Prints Dies
Card 1
Botanical Prints stamp set, inside
Card 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card 1 –

  • Botanical Prints stamp set
  • Botanical Prints Dies
  • Botanical Prints DSP
  • Dark Daffodil Delight Blends
  • Light Old Olive Blends
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Terracotta Tile cs base
  • Whisper White cs
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Terracotta Tile
Botanical Prints stamp set, Botanical Prints Dies
Card 2
Botanical Prints stamp set, inside Card 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card 2

  • Botanical Prints stamp set
  • Botanical Prints Dies
  • Botanical Prints DSP
  • Stitched Shapes Dies – carrying over!
  • Inks: Highland Heather, Tuxedo Black Memento, Highland Heather Blends, So Saffron Blends, Old Olive Blends, Light Soft Suede Blends
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Peaceful Poppies DSP, Peaceful Poppies Elements
Card 3

Card 3

  • Peaceful Poppies DSP
  • Peaceful Poppies Elements
  • Timeless Tropical for the sentiment on the front of the card – carrying over!
  • Thick Whisper White card base
  • Poppy Parade cs
  • Blends: Poppy Parade and Old Olive
  • Wink of Stella on the envelope poppy
Painted Poppies stamp set, Peaceful Moments stamp set
Card 4

Card 4

  • Poppy Parade Card base
  • Painted Poppies DSP
  • Crinkled Steam Binding Ribbon 1/4″, stamped with Old Olive – carrying over!
  • Whisper White
  • Sentiment from Peaceful Moments – carrying over!
  • Inks: Old Olive and Poppy Parade
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP
Ornate Frames Dies
Nature’s Thoughts Dies
Card 5

Card 5

  • Scalloped Notecards and Envelopes – retiring product
  • Ornate Garden Specialty DSP (NEW IN ANNUAL CATALOG)
  • Ornate Frames Dues (NEW IN ANNUAL CATALOG)
  • Nature’s Thoughts Dies – carrying over!
  • Woven Heirlooms for the sentiment – carrying over!
  • Early Espresso ink – carrying over

WOW – it feels good to have an almost clean desk and lots of cards completed. Since so many of these cards are made with retiring products, please see the attached list. Be sure to use my CURRENT HOST CODE: J2E4VDGM when shopping 😏

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments and Coordinating DSP

Double Z Fold with Peaceful Poppies DSP #1Hi Everyone! Yesterday was so delightful, I played in the yard ALL DAY. Today is a wonderful light rain to help with all the transplanting I did 🥵 It was hard work, but I enjoyed every moment of it. Speaking of moment… good segue into today’s card made with the Peaceful Moments  stamp set and the Coordinating Peaceful Poppies DSP. Here it is…

Double Z Fold with Peaceful Poppies DSP #1

And here’s how to create this fun double z-fold card…

  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 & 2 3/4
  • Old Olive 2 1/2 x 4 for the front panel
  • Blackberry Bliss 2 1/2 x 4, 4 x 5 1/4
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 (cut 2) 3 7/8 x 5 1/8; for the panel…1 1/8 x 5 3/8, 1 1/8 x 2 1/8 (cut 2)
  • Whisper White 1 1/8 x 5 1/4, 1/2 x 2 5/81 1/8  x 2 5/8
Double Z Fold with Peaceful Poppies DSP
  • Adhere appropriate panels to your Thick Whisper White cs using liquid glue. Refer to the photo for guidance.
  • Adhere the DSP to the smaller z fold piece using liquid glue
  • Stamp your sentiments in Black Memento ink on the appropriate Whisper White strips
  • Adhere the longest Whisper White with sentiment with liquid glue to the longest z fold panel – add the Peaceful Poppies element with liquid glue
  • Color the Peaceful Poppies element with Light Blackberry Bliss Blends. Cover with the coordinating vellum, attaching jsut at the base with snail. Adhere to the middle panel with liquid glue. Adhere the narrow stamped piece over this with liquid glue.
  • For the last portion of the narrow z-fold panel, stamp your sentiment and adhere with liquid glue.
  • Tricky part… adhering the narrow z fold to the card… adhere the longest panel first, remembering to just adhere to the front left panel of the card. Close the card and adhere the far right panel. Using your grid paper to. line up this panel helps to keep it straight. Card is done!

For the envelope, simply adhere a 2 1/4 x 6 panel of coordinating DSP to the envelope flap; trim and your card is complete – YAY!

Double Z Fold with Peaceful Poppies DSP #1
Double Z Fold with Peaceful Poppies DSP #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you feel a sense of accomplishment in creating this fun Double Z Fold card. This layout has so many possibilities, I would love to see what you do with it.

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies Peek – a -boo Card

Today’s card features the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies DSP and several coordinating products: Peaceful Poppies Elements, Poppy Moments Dies, the Peaceful Moments stamp set AND the Painted Poppies stamp set – all in one card! So fun… here it is…

Peaceful Poppies Peek-a-boo Card

And here’s how to make it…

  • Whisper White Thick card stock for the card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere to the card front with liquid glue.
  • Using the second largest circle in the Layering Circles Dies, cut a circle about 3/4″ from the top and centered right to left.
  • Cut another circle out of coordinating Peaceful Poppies DSP using the same circle die.
  • Using the largest Stitched Shapes Dies circle, cut a circle from Rich Razzleberry.
  • Adhere the coordinating DSP circle to the Rich Razzleberry circle with dimensionals.
  • Place the circle on the inside without glue. Locate the correct placement for this circle set by closing the card front over it, carefully lifting the card front while still holding the double circle in place. Make very small pencil marks on the outside of the double circle to use as a guideline for adhering. Attach this to the card inside with liquid glue. Erase pencil marks if they show.

That was the hard part! Now the rest is easy… Back to the card front…

  • With your Peaceful Poppies Elements at hand, remove the double poppy and three leaves from the vellum. I arranged these as desired and felt something more was needed.
  • Diecut the leaves from vellum using the Poppy Moments Dies
  • The double poppy elements were put on dimensionals, but before adhering, the vellum leaves were adhered with glue dots,. making certain those glue dots would be covered by the double poppy element. Attach the double poppy.
  • Stamp your sentiment using the Painted Poppies stamp set with Memento Black ink.

The inside…

Peaceful Poppies DFSP with Well Said stamp set
  • Because the circle is already in place, all you need is your sentiment. I found these two from the Well Said stamp set, stamped in Memento Black ink.

The envelope…

  • Using liquid glue, adhere a 2 1/4″ x 6″ strip of the coordinating DSP to the envelope flap and trim.
  • On the card front, stamp the leaves from the Painted Poppies stamp set with Memento Black ink.
  • Color the leaves with Old Olive marker and the stem with Granny Apple Green marker. TIP… when coloring anything, leave a bit of white showing. It gives the leaf (or whatever the stamp is) a bit of reality and depth.

Your card is complete and ready to send… this one is going to a fellow stamper who has just achieved a goal. Hope she likes it!

Peaceful Poppies #2
Peaceful Poppies Peek-a-boo Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May you have a beautiful day!

Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies DSP and More

Today’s cards use mostly the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Designer Series paper. The focus is the DSP, but there are other elements too: sentiments, die cuts – like that. Read on for more info! 🙂

I decided to share both of these cards today as the layout is so similar, but by adding another element (sentiment at the bottom) as is the case of the second card, it gives it a completely different look. Would love to hear if you prefer one card over the other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the details…

Card #1 – the red poppies

  • Whisper White card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″; for inside, 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Poppy Parade layer 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Cut 2, one for inside.
  • Using the 1″ x 4″ framelit from the Ornate Layers Dies, cut three pieces from the DSP, in sequential order so you see the picture/ connections to each frame. Notice how frame #1 carries over to frame #2, and that follows into frame #3? Once all are cut, put  dimensionals on the back.
  • TIP…Using your grid paper as a guideline for the best centering. place the middle frame first onto the Poppy Parade, then place the remaining two frames.
  • Wrap ribbon around this entire section (see photo), and tie a knot or bow. I like bows and nearly always do this. 🙂 This is a retired item (sorry!) but another option would be to color a length of baker’s twine using your Stampin’ Blends Old Olive, which would work beautifully!
  • Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White using Stazon Jet Black ink. This one is from Peaceful Moments stamp set but could easily be a birthday or hello friend. The options are limitless! Cut with framelit that fits your sentiment- again this diecut is from ……. Adhere with dimensionals.
  • Now adhere the entire Poppy Parade section to the card base using dimensionals and the card front is complete!

The inside is super easy…

  • On the remaining section of Whisper White, stamp your sentiment in Stazon Jet Black ink. Stazon gives such a clear stamp and I like how it looks. For this sentiment, I taped off the “with all my heart” before inking the stamp, then removed the tape and voila – a perfect  “thinking of you”. This sentiment is from Peaceful Moments stamp set.
  • Adhere the Whisper White to the remaining section of Poppy Parade, using liquid glue.

The envelope get’s special treatment too…

  • Using liquid glue, adhere a 2 1/4″ x 6″ piece of coordinating DSP to the envelope flap. Trim.
  • Using the “fill in” stamp, ink with Poppy Parade, stamp off at least once, then onto your envelope front.
  • Using the smaller poppy stamp, ink with the Stazon Jet Black and stamp over the “filler” stamp.
  • TIP…Because of the thickness of this card, it will need extra postage when sending in the mail. And this card is already out the door and in the mail. Our daughter asked for a card that was colorful and reflective of the woman friend who recently passed away ~ this is for her husband.

Card #2 is very similar, dimensions are a bit different for the card front and the inside. Here’s the picture again…

  • Highland Heather 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ for the outside, 4 x 5 1/4″ for the inside, scrap approximately 3 1/8″ x 1 1/8″
  • Scrap from the DSP for the sentiment on the front.

I wanted the sections of the DSP to be more reflective of the picture, so placed them closer together and of course, cut the Whisper White section smaller as well. Follow the above directions for placement, etc. as they are the same.

Here’s where the difference is…

  • For the sentiment at the bottom… I stamped the “hello” from the Timeless Tropical stamp set right onto a scrap from the DSP. I like how it coordinates with the upper section.
  • Cut a rectangle from Whisper White from the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
  • Adhere the hello sentiment with dimensionals to the rectangle just cut and apply dimensionals to the rectangle.
  • Placement for the card front sections… again, using your grid paper, center the bottom piece first, then center the upper section. YAY – card front is complete.

For the inside…

  • Stamp the poppy from Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Black ink onto Whisper
    White 4″ x 5 1/4″; color using Stampin’ Blends light and dark Rich Razzleberry and light and dark Granny Apple Green for the leaf and stems. I used no sentiment on this piece as it is for a special note.
  • Adhere to the card base using liquid glue.

For the envelope…

  • Cut a piece of coordinating DSP 2 1/4″ x 6″, adhere with liquid glue to the envelope flap and trim.
  • Stamp the poppy from Painted Poppies stamp set, then color using the light and dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ blends, light and dark Granny. Apple Green for the stems and leaf. TIP…slip a piece of scrap into the envelope prior to using the Stampin’ Blends. Remember they bleed through, so to prevent this you need a something to bleed onto instead of the envelope back!

This card too is already in the mail – sent to a special woman who has had health struggles with cancer this year – and she loves purple. Do you think she will like this card? As in Card #1, this also needs extra postage. What I know is, even when it costs more to send, I KNOW the recipient is appreciative and that makes the difference.

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Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies, Peaceful Moments

Today’s card features the fabulous Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Peaceful Moments for sentiments and finally, a gorgeous diecut from Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Let’s take a look…

Here are the deets:

  • Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″;  3″ x 1 1/4″; for the inside 4 x 3 3/4″
  • Basic Black 4 / 5 1/4″
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Old Olive 4 1/8″ x 3 7/8″

Details:

  • Adhere the Peaceful Poppies DSP to the Basic Black with liquid glue
  • With the smallest Whisper White, stamp the sentiment for the card front from Peaceful Moments stamp set using Stazon Black ink, cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Put dimenionals on the back but do not attach yet. Determine it’s location and where exactly you want the Baker’s twine for a bow.
  • Using the Small Daisy Punch, with one of the petals, punch notches in appropriate place for the Baker’s Twine on the joined DSP/ Basic Black piece. I suggest you mark your paper so it’s even! Wrap a length of Baker’s twine, place the sentiment piece, then tie the bow. Adhere three Glitter Enamel Dots and voila – the card front is complete!

The inside:

  • Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments stamp set in Stazon Black ink on the remaining piece of Whisper White.
  • Adhere this with liquid glue to Old Olive cs.
  • Using a scrap from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, diecut the gorgeous scroll with Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Adhere with liquid glue in teeny tiny amounts.
  • Adhere the Old Olive/ Whisper White piece to the inside and the card is complete.

The envelope… Adhere a coordinating piece of the Peaceful Poppies to the envelope flap.

Today’s card was created using products from the SAB catalogue. There is still time to order from it, but only until Mar 31 can you receive the free items offered with the appropriate purchase amounts. In other words, with a $50 purchase you can receive one free item offered by Stampin’ Up! Such a deal! What are you waiting for… order today.

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

Painted Poppies

I just cannot get enough of the Painted Poppies stamp set! Today’s post was inspired by another demonstrator – Sharon Burkert – must give credit where credit is due!

Using Tuxedo Memento Black, I stamped the Painted Poppies on Whisper White CS then colored them with Rich Razzleberry blends. I wanted this card simple so used no other colors. While the Rich Razzleberry blends was in my hand I colored the Metallic edge ribbon until I liked the depth of color. The blends dry so quickly and easily and doesn’t rub off on your fingers either. It allows us / you to coordinate with whatever is being created. Fun right?

OK – on with the directions… I cut out the Painted Poppies to the size I wanted with the Layering Squares dies then used the scalloped die from the same set to create this delicate edge, cutting it in Rich Razzleberry. I adhered the Painted Poppy to the Rich Razzleberry scalloped edge, adhered dimensionals to the back and set aside.

Using the Scripty 3D embossing folder, run a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Whisper White through the embosser. Remember to lightly spritz the paper with water to get a wonderful indentation. Adhere another piece of Whisper White cs with liquid glue behind this to give this layer more sturdiness. Wrap the blends colored ribbon around these two layers and tie a knot. Place the Painted Poppy squares where you want them and voila! Put dimensionals on this layer OR adhere directly to the Whisper White card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″).

This card could fit so many occasions depending on the sentiment used on the inside. I see this as a sympathy or birthday or thinking of you card – so many possibilities.

I hope you enjoyed todays card. Please share a photo of your creation if you are inspired by this post. When ordering from me, pleaser use my HOST CODE: 2TMMA9HX if your order is over $50. I’ll send you a product of your choice not to exceed $10 – yay! a freebie for ordering from me. If your order is over $150 SU! allows you to order freebies.

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

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