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Stampin’ Up! Decorated w/ Happiness #2

Good Saturday morning! It’s a goin’ to be a hot one today. I’ll need to get outdoor chores done ASAP, but I do want to share this card with you first. It’s yesterday’s card in different colors – monochromatic if you will, and I like it even better.

Decorated w/ Happiness #2.1

The card base is Smoky Slate, inks for pine boughs & sentiment are also Smoky Slate; Silver Foil for the bell, pine boughs and stars; Shaded Spruce for the small boughs & Cherry Cobbler for the ‘smoosh’ behind the bell; and Whisper White for the snowflakes. And – you can see the Jingle Bell Trinket – I love the added touch and it doesn’t bother me that it contrasts with the foil.

Decorated w/ Happiness #2, inside

The inside I did just a bit differently from yesterdays card – by adding the pine bough. Inks are Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler & Shaded Spruce stamped on a Basic White panel.

Decorated w/ Happiness #2.3

The envelope is very similar to yesterday’s card – just using Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler. And here are the photos for yesterday’s card…

Decorated w/ Happiness
Decorated w/ Happiness

Products to make this card are from the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog and can’t be shown below. They CAN be ordered Jul 1!!! If you do not have a demonstrator and need those catalogs or an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Decorated with Happiness Bundle… 159711

Jingle Bell Trinkets… 159980

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

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

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Decorated w/ Happiness

Happy Friday! We have had some stunning weather here on the East Coast… and we have taken advantage! I hope you are able to ‘get out & enjoy’ in your area of the country :O) My card for today is… guess what… a Christmas card! Whoweee! The stamp bundle comes from the upcoming, soon to be order-able Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog. I was inspired by a card on page 27, just changed up a bit.

Decorated w/ Happiness.1

The card base is Garden Green and I’ve used Garden Green ink to stamp the pine branches in a couple of different directions. They don’t show much as the are nearly covered with the die cut pine branches from the Decorated Pine Dies from Gold Foil. (cut 2 and add to card front with dabs of liquid glue) I then stamped the ‘snow’ in Whisper White ink all over the card. Truthfully, this stamp was too busy for me – I much prefer the snowflake stamp in the Decorated with Happiness stamp set! So use that if you decide to CASE this card. Next step was to die cut the Basic White banner using the Painted Label Dies. I die cut three small pine fronds in Garden Green card stock, adhered them w/ liquid glue to the banner, stamped the ‘smoosh’ in Real Red ink as a background to the bell. Die cut the bell and several gold stars using more of the dies in this bundle. Adhere the bell with liquid glue over the ‘smoosh’, then the very cute Jingle Bell Trinket with a glue dot.. Put dimensionals on the back of the banner and add to the card front. Adhere stars with dabs of liquid glue – and the card front is done!

Decorated w/ Happiness, inside

For the inside… stamp the sentiment from Decorated with Happiness in Garden Green ink on the Basic White panel, then add the darling ornament stamp in Real Red ink – also from the same stamp set; adhere to the inside of the card :O)

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The envelope is just wonderful – at least I think so. The same pine fronds from Decorated w/ Happiness stamp set were stamped on the envelope front & flap. I stamped the same ornament from inside the card in Real Red ink to bring the card & envelope together. L-o-v-e!

Products to make this card are from the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog and can’t be shown below. They CAN be ordered Jul 1!!! If you do not have a demonstrator and need those catalogs or an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Decorated with Happiness Bundle… 159711

Jingle Bell Trinkets… 159980

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

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

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! FREE SHIPPING DAY!

June 21 is FREE SHIPPING DAY for orders of $75 & up before tax. Wheeeee…

Here’s the scoop ~

  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount (per market) has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 USD | $100 CAD or more (before tax).
  • If you or your customers are using a coupon code or product credit, please remember that they are non-commissionable and will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 21 June 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 USD | $32.50 CAD shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.

If you do not have a demonstrator and need the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog + Sale-a-bration Catalog or an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

And right now, for any orders over $50 – you have the opportunity to choose Sale-a-bration goodies – FREE!

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

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

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Treat Bags

Hello Friday! Christmas must be on my mind this week… Yesterday’s blog hop was a
Christmas Fun Fold, today is a very cute (well two) treat bag. Our out of town daughter came last weekend bringing her family and a couple of fun ‘gifties’. The laser-cut wooden stars were one of the treats and not a Stampin’ Up! product. As I was trying to decide what to do with them, she said she would like to use them in a window or on a tree… or something. Here’s what I did.

Sale-a-bration Treat Bags.1
Sale-a-bration Treat Bags.2

The paper is from – what else – the Sale-a-bration Catalog and is a FREE Item with a $50 purchase. You can get your hands. on this paper Jul 3!!! It’s called Silver & Gold 6×6 DSP. This is obviously the gold. And I’ve used ribbon from the Jul-Dec Mini Catalog: Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack. It’s part of a Suite of products called the Sweetest Christmas Suite on pages 9-11. Behind each star is a glimmer paper: Real Red & White 6×6 Glimmer Paper – also part of the Sweetest Christmas Suite. The Glimmer paper was die cut with Layering Circles Dies and added to a Basic White piece cut with Layering Circles Dies, but with a scallop. I slipped a White Baker’s Twine through the star, tied a knot and when tying the Real Red or Garden Green Ribbon, I slipped it in between to hold it in place.

Here’s how to do the treat bag.

  • 6×6 piece of card stock or DSP, scored at the top: 1 3/8, 2 3/4, 4 1/8 & 5 1/2
  • Turn paper to right to score for the bottom: 1 3/8
  • Trim as shown in photo
Sale-a-bration Treat Bags.3
  • Add Tear n Tape to narrow strip ~ see photo
  • Burnish score lines with fingers, fold in half along middle score line and seal after removing Tear n Tape covering.
  • Fold in bottom pieces and seal with Tear n Tape or adhesive of choice.
  • Pinch top together; tie ribbon around the top. This can just slip off to get to the treats inside :O)

Fun, right? The fun part about making a treat bag like this, is that it can be decorated to fit the occasion: hearts, banners stamped & layered ~ the possibilities are endless. It’s up to you. Would love to see your creations, so please share.

Products to make this card are from the Jul-Dec Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog and can’t be listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need those or an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

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

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Old and New

Hi All! It’s Thursday, May 7 and I desperately hoping for my order from the NEW 2020-2021 ANNUAL CATALOG to arrive today. I will be very anxious to share the new products with you once they arrive. But for today, what I’m showing is something I made for a friend of mine. We were to have had our state convention last weekend and these were to have been given to her then – as a thank you for her leadership. Take a peek…

Best Dressed 3×3 Notecards repurposed

These are just adorable in person. Photos just don’t quite show how cute they really are. I think there are 12 notecards in a set – I forget really… but I have three left and will finish them up today. I made nine but only took a photo of these as they wouldn’t all fit in the photo frame!

Mini pizza box #1

Mini pizza box #2

Mini pizza box side view

 

There are some carryover products used and some new and some retiring. The new items are ribbons from the Ornate Garden Suite and I used Old Olive. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Here is the list of all the products used to create these fun gift cards.

  • Small Bloom Punch – carrying over from the recent mini catalog
  • Medium Daisy Punch – carrying over
  • Large Daisy Punch – carrying over
  • Leaf Punch – I thought it was carrying over, but maybe not – I have to look again

That’s it for the punches, now for the ribbons and accessories…

  • Crinkle Seam Binding – carrying over from the mini catalog
  • Old OliveOld Olive from the Ornate Garden Combo – new item
  • Flax ribbon 5/8″ – retiring – I cut a length and pulled individual strings from it to make a bow :O)
  • Pearlized Doilies – retiring
  • Clear and Gold Faceted Gems – retiring
  • Perennial Essence Floral Centers – retiring

Papers, notecards, ink and boxes…

  • Mini Pizza boxes – carrying over
  • Best Dressed 3×3 Notecards & Envelopes – retiring
  • Designer Series Paper 6×6 – retiring (this is a variety pack)
  • Come Sail Away DSP – retiring
  • Pearl Essence Vellum
  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
  • Balmy Blue ink and Purple Posy (you can use stampin’ Blends)

Fun project and knowing to whom I’m sending them makes it more fulfilling somehow. Anyway – hope you enjoyed seeing these today.

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card 

Stampin’ Up! and a Fun Fold and DSP

Today’s card is made using Stampin’ Up! products and a very fun fold… Since we can’t be with our grands this Easter, with all the coronavirus about us, making and sending is the best I can do. I’ve gotten a bit of a late start but will finish up today so you may see the other items in a future post 😏 But for now, here we go…

Fun Fold with PP bunny, grass

DSP Treat holders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items needed for the card…

  • Garden Green 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, then 1″ removed from the front; 3 1/4″ x 6 1/2″, scored at 3 1/4″ (this is the insert); approximately 3″ x 3″ for front of insert; 2 1/4″ x 6″ for the envelope flap
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) of choice 3″ x 5 1/4″ for the left front; 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside
  • Whisper White 3 x 5 1/4″ for inside the front flap; 3″ x 3″ for the left part of the insert; approximately 3″ x 3″ for the front of the insert
  • Iridescent Sequins Assortment from the SAB catalogue
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Assorted Pom-Poms from the SAB catalogue
  • Layering Squares Dies
  • March PP stamps
  • Garden Green ink & Memento black ink

Directions…

  • Adhere DSP to the card front, the inside and the insert plus your envelope flap
  • Stamp your bunny in Memento Black ink for the insert front, create a mask for the bunny, place it over the stamped bunny on the Whisper White cs, and stamp the grass with your Garden Green ink (I love this grass!!!)
  • Using just the grass stamp, stamp the Whisper White piece for inside the front of the card, stamping twice (Did I say I love this grass?)
  • Go ahead and stamp your envelope while you have everything handy 😁
  • Die cut your bunny that is on the 3″ x 3″ piece with a Layering Squares Die
  • Die cut the 3″ x 3″ Garden Green with the scalloped Layering Squares Die. Adhere the two together with liquid glue, put on dimensionals and adhere to the insert piece, MAKING CERTAIN THE FOLD IS ON THE RIGHT.
  • Adhere this to the inside of your card – almost finished…
  • Stamp your 3″ x 3″ piece with sentiment of choice. Mine came from A Wish For Everything stamp set and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set

Fun Fold inside

Items needed for the treat bags…

  • 6″ x 6″ DSP of choice (Our grands are 19, 12 and 10, the girl being the 10 yr old. Can you tell which treat bag goes to which grand?)
  • Buttons (these are retired ones in my stash!)
  • Thread or twine to coordinate (again retired items in my stash)
  • Tear n Tape
  • Glue dots

Directions for the treat bags…

  • Choosing one side, adhere Tear n Tape almost to end of paper
  • Fold DSP into a cone shape carefully rounding the paper so it doesn’t fold, adhere together
  • Thread button and tie a bow, adhere to DSP with glue dots
  • FILL – this is important 😳

Thanks for stopping by today. It was nice being with you to share my creations. 

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card – or a treat!

Fun Fold with PP bunny, grass

DSP Treat holders

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

May you have a beautiful day!

Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Please use my CURRENT HOST CODE WHEN SHOPPING WITH ME… XYW2SYNV. Sale-a-bration ends today, March 31. I’ll be back later with more info about that.

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! Watercolored Happy Birthday To You, Birthday Dies

Today’s card features the Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You stamp set and matching Birthday Dies available during Sale-a-bration. This set is so versatile: birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or using the flower, leaf and berry dies on their own to create a wreath – the ideas abound! Let’s see…

Happy Birthday To You #1

This card has such visual appeal in person… all the layers make it pop. And here’s how I did it…

  • On Shimmer Paper, stamp the cake image twice with Stazon Jet Black ink. The second image really only needs to be the flowers as that will be diecut.
  • With your aqua painter and Flirty Flamingo, color the flower petals on both stamped images. Why you ask? Because you do not want a blank image behind the flowers. 
  • With your aqua painter, color the leaves first with Mint Macaron, then darken areas with Garden Green.
  • Go ahead and color the cake stand at this point, with the rim being the darker portion. Do you remember our mothers or grandmothers green glass (also pink glass)? That’s what this cake stand reminds me.
  • Using your aqua painter color the berries with Poppy Parade. Here’s what it looks like before putting the images together.

Happy Birthday To You watercolor first, then the additional flowers.

Now it is time to diecut your various pieces.

  • Diecut the full cake first then your additional flowers.
  • While you’re at it, diecut the leaf image twice out of Garden Green.
  • Diecut the berries twice out of Shimmer paper.
  • Diecut the second largest circle from the Layering Circles framelits, out of vellum.

Layer your pieces. This is a matter of preference in placement. I used not only glue dots, but also snail and dimensionals. Some pieces went behind the vellum and some went on top of the vellum but behind the cake. Here’s how I put it together…

  • Vellum on dimensionals
  • Cake on dimensionals
  • Flowers on dimensionals

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Paper layers:

  • Card base is Soft Sea Foam 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mint Macaron 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Garden Lane DSP 3 7/8″x 5″
  • Final layer is the vellum, cake and diecuts.

The inside is super simple and easy…

Happy Birthday To You, inside

  • Stamp the sentiment from Happy Birthday To You in Stazon Jet Black ink on a Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • With glue dots add the remainder of the berry and leaf diecuts. I put a glue dot under the berry diecut, then under two of the Garden Green leaves, tucked the stem of the leaves under the berries and covered the glue dot under the berrries.
  • Adhere the Whisper White to the card base using liquid glue.

Remember your envelope…

  • Find a coordinating piece of Garden Lane DSP 2 1/4″ x 6″, adhere to the envelope flap with liquid glue and trim.
  • Stamp the envelope front in Garden Green ink.

YAY! Your card is complete and ready to send to a favorite person. This one is going to a S-I-L whose birthday is right around the corner.

Happy Birthday To You #1

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s project and that you try your hand at watercoloring.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

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