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Lovely Lily Pad – New from the Mini Catalogue

Oh boy! Impressionistic style is not really my “thing” but this paper and the Lily Pad dies absolutely brought this alive for me. Take a peek.

The base of the card is Lovely Lipstick, followed by this fabulous DSP called Lily Impressions from the new Mini Catalogue (available Jan 3, 2020). This card was prepared in an eclipse style, allowing the use of those wonderful variations in the colors of the paper. I actually used two of the dies, the larger cut exactly where the flower is placed and a second smaller die cut from similar colors. This smaller die cuts an outline of all the petals and I took each of those flower petals and put them on a very small dimensional, cut down to size. I adhered the outline shape to the larger diecut, just at the bottom, allowing the upper portion of the smaller die to be free. Then those small petals were fit inside the appropriate place. The sentiment from Dressed to Impress (also from the new Mini Catalogue available Jan 3, 2020) was stamped on the larger lily pads of the Lily Pad dies. Bermuda Bay cardstock and ink were used for the sentiment. Peaceful Poppies sequins were adhered to the lily pad. Yep – you guessed it – they are from tghe new Mini Catalogue available Jan 3, 2020.

and here’s the inside:

Bermuda Bay and Very Vanilla cardstock were used for the inside. The lily from Lovely Lily Pad was stamped in a two step method, by simply turning the stamp over. This is a new type of stamp introduced in the Holiday catalogue. Each side of the stamp is flat; one side has the detail of the stamp and the other side is the filler. It is suggested to stamp the detail side first. It is so easy!

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Wrapped in Plaid, Pine Tree Punch

Today I tackled a spinner card and it was such FUN to do. Yes, a bit tricky, but after doing a Pinterest search for a video, I figured it out. One thing to remember is whatever you want to spin, it mustg be a reversible image. There are some things I have to learn about this new computer too, like how to load my own video onto this site… And this card with the spinning tree is cute! Until I learn how to do that – still shots of the card are what I have.

The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler. Additional card stock used is Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP. Other supplies include: Pine Tree Punch (a carry over item to 2020 BTW!), and 2 3/8″ Stitched circle die, clear thread, Tear ‘n Tape, Tombow glue and Toile Tidings Glitter enamel dots, and finally Glimmer dots from the Christmastime Is Here Suite.

Christmastime Is Here!

Hello Readers! Sending Christmas cards has been one of those responsibilities that was once a chore… Why is it not a chore now? I make all my own cards of course and what is fun is to lay them all out on the table (they are all different as mass producing is just not my thing). Next I review my list of folks to whom we send cards. I write each name on little sticky notes and then comes the fun – who gets each card? It brings a smile to my face as rarely when I’m making Christmas cards do I think of who is to receive it. Putting those little sticky notes on each card is like a little prayer of thanks for that individual or family. I have to share part of my pile of sticky notes once the cards were addressed – ‘cuz I didn’t think of it until late that this might be a fun thing to share.

Isn’t that a fun pile?

Today’s cards are favorites (well, recent favorites). They are both made with the Christmastime Is Here Suite of products.

The first card is landscape style and begins with a card base of Poppy Parade followed by a layer of Whisper White then the DSP and a strip of Poppy Parade. On top of this is the flower diecut from another piece of the DSP. Isn’t that beautiful? Under it is a different diecut that I simply cut into two pieces to place where I wanted them. The ribbon and additional embellishments are also from the suite. The last thing I did was use Wink of Stella on the flower. Wherever there was a darker shade, I used the Wink of Stella to highlight it. It doesn’t show in the card but it looks really nice.

This second card is portrait style: Thick Whisper White card base, 1 1/2″ strip of DSP from the suite with gold foil on each edge: same lattice style diecut separated, ribbon and embellishments – all from the suite.

Christmastime Is Here products are a limited edition to the SU! line. If you are anxious to get this suite, I encourage you to do it now! Go to my online store and purchase it soon.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this fun post. Remember to use my HOST CODE if your purchase is less than $150 so I can send you a free SU! product of your choice. This HOST CODE is good until Dec 4: FV493V6A

Happy shopping and remember to make someones day more beautiful by sending them one of your cards!

Christmastime Is Here DSP

I just love this card; maybe because it is not the traditional fold, maybe ‘cquse of the colors, who knows, but I like it and hope you do as well. This could be a gift card holder or what I made of this one is simply a card.Either way, I’ll give directions for both.

Here are the deets:
Poppy Parade – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Mossy Meadow – 3 1/2″ x 4″ + scrap for the Beautiful Boughs diecut
Soft Seafoam – 3 1/4″ x 7 1/2″, scored at 3 3/4″ (if for a gift card: 3 1/4″ x 9 3/4, scored at 3 3/4″ & 7 1/2″)
Very Vanilla – 3 x 3 1/2″ (cut 2, one for inside) + scrap for the Beautiful Boughs label
Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″

Instructions are pretty simple:
* Adhere Mossy Meadow piece to the Poppy Parade
* Adhere the Soft Seafoam piece to that
* Adhere Very Vanilla to that
* Adhere the Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP to that.
* Create the desired diecut from Mossy Meadow and adhere with Tombow glue
* Stamp Sentiment (mine is from Playful Penguins stamp set from the Holiday catty) and using dimensionals, adhere over the diecut.
* Attach a “bauble” with linen thread. (This pinecone is a retired item, but it could easily have been a jingle bell from the holiday catty!)
* Stamp desired sentiment onto the Very Vanilla CS for the inside and adhere with Tombow glue
DONE!!!
Here’s a picture of the card with the jingle bell:

Here is picture of the inside simply stamped and used as a gift card holder:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a wonderful time with family and or friends for Thanksgiving. Our celebration will be Sunday as family is scattered this year (😞) Nevertheless – we are grateful for all around us and for family scattered hither and yon. Blessings on all of you as you continue about your day/ week.

Dashing Deer Wrapped in Plaid

Hi Everyone, It’s been a couple of days since I posted and I wanted to touch base again. Today’s card is simple and elegant and was our project for class Monday night. Each person’s was a bit different as the various patterns of Wrapped In Plaid DSP made it distinctive.

Here’s the card:

Isn’t it elegant? I like that it has no sentiment on the front, just the simple beauty of the deer.
Here are the deets:
Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Wrapped In Plaid DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
Shaded Spruce – 3′ x 4 1/4′
Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 4″ (cut 2 of these, one for stamping and die cutting the deer), 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside.

Instructions:
* Adhere the Wrapped In Plaid DSP to the Whisper White CS.
* Adhere the other Whisper White CS piece to the Shaded Spruce. Add dimensionals to the Shaded Spruce and adhere to the card.
* Stamp the deer in Cherry Cobbler. I used my stamparatus since sometimes I want to ink and stamp the deer again and this makes it so easy to do! Using your favorite die cutting machine, cut out the deer. Place on dimensions, including the legs. Yes, it does mean you have to cut dimensionals apart, but it’s worth it for the stability. Adhere the deer to the card.
* Make a bow and adhere with glue dots. For this card the bow is a non-SU! product, but linen thread could have been used and that would have looked great too.

For the inside I used a scrap from cutting down the 6 x 6 DSP (about 3/4′ x 4″) to the bottom of the additional pice of Whisper White. Stamp your favorite greeting and voila – done!
Dashing Deer

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like the card. If you have any questions, comments, please leave a message and I’ll get back to you. If you wish to place an order, please use my HOST CODE:FV493V6A if your purchases are under $150. (This HOST CODE is good until Dec 4.) If the order is over that amount, SU! will allow you to order additional goodies for free :o) Using the HOST CODE for purchases of $50-$149 will get you a free $10 product of your choice. Let me know what that item is and I’ll get it ordered for you. One free product / month/ customer.

Happy crafting – may you touch someone in a beautiful way by sending one of your fabulous cards to them!

Aug blog hop – Fall Frenzy

This month Amy’s Inkin’ Krew is doing a blog hop titled Fall Frenzy – so a fall card was created by each team member. If you have come from the blog of the amazing Jaimie, she has done a beautiful job.

This card was definitely a work in progress and while I’m not convinced it’s my best, it was still fun to do. Sponge daubers were used to create the sun and sky: Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie, even a little Flirty Flamingo. The sky is so FULL of color in real life and the idea was the beginning of a sunset.

The tree is from the wonderful Rooted In Nature stamp set and matching dies. I applied inks directly to the stamp, again using daubers: Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze along the edges of the leaves; Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz were also used for the leaves. Trees are NEVER just one color. :o) Early Espresso was used on the trunk and highlighting the branches in the tree. (I love how the branches really do show through.) After stamping the tree, it was cut out using the matching die. The branch was cut using the Seasonal Layers dies that go with Colorful Seasons stamp set. The leaf was die cut on a piece of Perennial Essence DSP, then a coordinating die cut in copper foil was adhered to that. I curled the leaves, cuz leaves are never flat.

Before placing the tree, I tore another piece of the Perennial Essence paper to create a scene of grassy hillside. The tree was placed on dimensionals, then the branch had dimensionals just on the largest part and Tombow glue was used to adhere the branch to the tree. This creates even more dimension, the larger tree in the distance, the branch in the forefront. Then I placed the leaf.

As this card was created for a gentleman friend who has had some health challenges lately, the sentiment from Rooted In Nature was used and stamped in Blueberry Bushel. The sentiment probably should have been placed above the grassy hillside, but once it was on, well, it was on.

The inside also has a stamped leaf, again using the Perennial Essence papers and the Colorful Season stamp set. Because I want to write a special note, no sentiment was used. It’s very simple. You can also see part of the envelope and the leaf adhered. That leaf is from the Nature Roots dies that coordinate with Rooted in Nature stamp set.

If you want to see the previous blog, please use the appropriate “sign”, otherwise move on to the next blog to see what else has been created by this amazing team. Thanks for stopping by. May you create a beautiful day for someone!

Thank You Card for a Man

Today’s card was made with someone special in mind. A gentleman on staff at our church has taken another position elsewhere and is moving. While we have not had a lot of interaction, it’s still an appropriate time to say thank you for serving our congregation. I’ve used a retired embossing folder but there are some others that would work very well with this design setup. Here’s the card:

I used Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″. The next layer is 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and dry embossed. The tile tief might be a nice embossing folder to use – definitely creating a different texture. I used a 1″ strip of Old Olive and cut it on the diagonal, matching the sideways embossed pattern, adhering it just a bit lower than halfway. On top of that is a strip of textured burlap ribbon, adhered with tear ‘n tape. Another piece of Old Olive cut with the scalloped oval die has been put on dimensionals. Abstract Impressions stamp set was used for the Thank You sentiment, using Blackberry Bliss ink. Dandelion Wishes stamp set was used to create the floating away flowers using Smokey Slate ink.

Here’s the inside:

Again using Smokey Slate ink, I stamped the the dandelion then positioned the sentiment where I wanted it. That is stamped in Old Olive ink.

This is a rather elegant looking card and seems perfect for a man. Hope you like it!

Cute packaging using retired DSP

Hi All – happy August! Today is a fun project using retired Designer Series Paper (or in the Stampin Up! World DSP) Of course, any paper can be used, but this is a fun way to make use of that retired product. I’ve used 6 x 6 cardstock and cut that down to size. Here is a picture of the finished product – five  of them anyway – and so easy to do.

Here are the dimensions:

5″ wide scored at 1 1/8″, 2 1/4″, 3 3/8″ and 4 1/2″

4 3/4″ tall scored at 1″ at bottom. Burnish all score lines.

 

Look at the next picture to see how that was trimmed. Notice also the tear ‘n tape and where it is positioned. The first is the front side, the second is the inside of the package.

 

What’s fun then is to decorate! I used primarily the 1 3/8″ scalloped punch for the larger circle, and went from there, looking in my scrap bin for whatever I could find. On one of them are two sets of leaves from the leaf punch: one. In vellum, the other in Shaded Spruce to coordinate with the DSP. The spruce leaf is scored along each leaf and slightly curled to make it more three dimensional. The butterfly is reinforced on a piece of cardstock – cut from another retired DSP. The little dots are glitter dots – don’t you just love them? They bring the decoration to life. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings.

After puttting it together, I’ve pinched the top and punched a hole in which to thread the ribbon.

Questions? Feel free to ask! Let me know if I can help you create something fun. If you would like to place an order, please use my HOST CODE: 6YVUK6A9, which is good Aug 6-20, 2019. If you order is OVER $150, do not use the HOST CODE.

Thanks for stopping by today.

It’s Sailing Season – Here’s to Wind in Your Sails

The theme for this month’s blog hop is to create a card that has a masculine theme and we just worked on our Bull’s Eye sailboat to prepare it for summer sailing ~ what fun timing. The Sailing Home stamp set from the new 2019-20 annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue seemed a perfect starting point for creating this card for my hubby’s June birthday.

Here are some details of this fun fold card:

  • Pacific Point card stock cut to 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and scored at 2 3/4″
  • Whisper White card stock: 3 5/8″ x 7″ + a piece for the largest circle die in the Stitched Shape die set.
  • Garden Impressions DSSP (designer series paper) cut in 3 3/8 square + inside piece 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.
  • Come Sail Away DSP (from the 2019-20 SU! Annual catalogue) cut to 4 x 2 1/2″ x 4″ + a piece for the envelope flat 2 1/4″ x 6 (trim away excess after gluing to flap).
  • Other items needed: mini dimensionals, Night of Navy/ Sahara Sand twine (from the new catty), Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth sailing dies, Night of Navy and Pacific Point inks, glue dot to hold the twine in place.

 

Do you have someone in your life who would like a card like this? I can help you create it! Contact me at tlsbrightspot@gmail.com.

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