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SU! Dog Builder Punch and Playful Pets DSP

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

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

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

Playful Pets DSP and Dog Builder Punch
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Playful Pets DSP and Dog Builder Punch
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SU! Prized Peony

Hi Everyone! Things have gotten a bit complicated here… it’s called the “concern zone” but it’s nothing to take lightly… our S-I-L is a competitive cyclist (first in the country in his age group last year and several years prior – so, GOOD at it) and has been practicing inside for the past several months – at least since March. He ventured out about 1 1/2 weeks ago, riding 3 hrs, going at 50 mph speeds. Yeah, not something I would ever do… At any rate, he joined a new team recently and they went for a ride Sunday; didn’t touch, fist bump or anything. These guys are cautious and careful.. And guess what… he hit a nasty pothole and went boom… shattered his right elbow. Surgery was today – 4 1/2 hrs long…It’s complicated due to the nerves that run down the elbow, bone fragments and all that. Anyway – appreciate your prayers for him – and our daughter who has been so strong..,.He’s a dentist by vocation and this is a real setback for them, with Covid 19 and all that. So yes, I am one concerned M-I-L trying to stay calm, cool and collected :O)

Prized Peony
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Todays card uses the Prized Peony stamp set and the gorgeous Peony Garden DSP. And while I don’t usually enter challenges, this one is loosely based on the Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #344 (HSSSC344). I tuned it sideways…

Elements for this card:

  • Prized Peony stamp set
  • Peony Garden DSP
  • Gray Granite cs – card base
  • Petal Pink cs – layering
  • Whisper White cs – circle and inside
  • Gray Granite ink
  • Petal Pink ink
  • Wink of Stella
  • North Pole Wonder Dies
  • Crinkled Seam Binding 1/4″ Whisper White
  • Elegant Faceted Gems

Layer the Peony Garden DSP on Petal Pink cs for the front and adhere with liquid glue.Stamp the small peony from the Prized Peony stamp set in Petal Pink and color in Wink of Stella. Die cut using the North Pole Wonder Dies circle. Die cut the pinked circle from the same die set using Whisper White cs. Adhere the two circles together with liquid glue and add dimesnionals: attach. Add a bow from the Crinkled Seam Binding !/4″ Whisper White ribbon with a glue dot. Add three Elegant Faceted Gems in Petal Pink.Your card front is complete!

Prized Peony, inside
#2

For the inside, I adhered Petal Pink cs for a layer then stamped the Whisper White panel with the medium peony from the stamp set in Gray Granite stamped off once. I also stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite from the Prized Peony stamp set. Adhere with liquid glue to the Petal Pink panel. And your inside is complete as well.

For the envelope, I used another strip of the Peony Garden DSP for the flap and stamped the front with the same medium peony in Gray Granite ink. So simple, so elegant – and ready. :O)

Prized peony
#3
Prized Peony
#4

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Card Cuts for todays card:

  • Gray Granite 4 1/4 x 11
  • Petal Pink 3 1/4″ square + 1 x 31/4 + 2″ scrap for circle; 4 x 51/4
  • Peony Garden DSP 3″ square + 3/4 x 3; 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap
  • Whisper White 2 1/2 square scrap for circle; 3 3/4 x 5 for inside

 

 

 

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SU! Guilded Autumn Specialty DSP, Double Z Fold

Hello… Today is Fun Fold Friday – at least for today anyway. Fun Folds can be complicated or easy, This one is pretty easy: it’s as though you are creating two cards, one smaller, and putting together. Let’s take a look…

 

Guilded Autumn Specialty DSP, Double z Fold #1

Is that fun or what? And beautiful? SU! has done it again with their gorgeous coordinating papers. These papers come from the Guilded Autumn Specialty DSP pack in the August ~ December 2020 Mini Catalog. If you want to know how to get your pack of these papers, contact me and we’ll connect!

Now let’s talk about how to put this card together:

  • Crumb Cake  is our card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4 on the long side; cut another piece for the smaller portion 3 3/4 x 6 1/4, score at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4 along the long side
  • Cut Early Espresso (2) 2 x 5 3/8  and 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 for the card base; for the smaller card cut Early Espresso (3) 1 7/8 x 3 5/8
  • Cut Specialty DSP (2) 1 7/8 x 5 1/4, 4 x 5 1/4; for the smaller card cut Specialty DSP (2) 1 3/4 x 3 1/2
  • Cut Very Vanilla 1 3/4 x 3 1/2
  • Stamp the sentiment on Very Vanilla using Early Espresso ink ~ mine is from Path of Petals stamp set
  • Adhere all Specialty DSP to the appropriate size Early Espresso.
  • Adhere these panels to their respective card bases, including the Very Vanilla sentiment panel
  • Adhere these to their respective card bases EXCEPT THE LARGEST PANEL.
  • Wrap a ribbon around the right edge of this largest panel and tie as knot. Adhere in back with glue dots and also under the knot. My ribbon is from the Guilded Autumn Suite and it is called Mint Macaron 1/2″ Basketweave Ribbon. It comes in a combo pack called the Basketweave Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack. Gorgeous! Now adhere this large panel into your card base.

Now it is time to adhere the two cards together.. I find it helpful to use my grid paper for placement.. This NOT difficult… place the smaller card in the center of the larger panel and adhere with liquid glue. TIP: I find it helpful to use my grid paper for centering.

Now close the card with the smaller, loose card flap coming over the top of the base card. Keeping the base card closed, adhere the loose panel with liquid glue. Bingo…

I used my Oval Dies to cut a scalloped oval out of Early espresso. Stamp the appropriate sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a panel of Very vanilla (mine is from Good Morning Magnolia stamp set) then die cut with another plain Oval Die. Adhere together with liquid glue. Put dimensionals on the back and attach to the small front card. YAY! Your card is complete and wonderful and ready to send. Mine is going to a family that I have worked with over the last 30 plus years that has done printing for me. The woman died after a very short illness. UGH! Loss is so hard, especially during these physically distant times….

Anyway, back to the card…  for the envelope I adhered a strip of Early Espresso then the additional Specialty DSP to the envelope flap and nothing else. I hope you try making this fun fold. I like all the layering… it adds a ton of elegance to the card.

Guilded Autumn Specialty DSP, Double Z Fold

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SU! Prized Peony

Hello! Using several new products today ~ it was hard to decide exactly what items to use as there are so many fun new stamp sets/ dies, Designer Papers… I finally settled on the Prized Peony stamp set and it is a gorgeous set complete with matching dies. Let’s take a look…

Prized Peony
Peony Dies
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What new items do you see? Well, the stamp set for sure (Prized Peony); it’s the focal point, and the Peony Dies. And notice the entire floral piece is raised… bingo! foam adhesive SHEETS!  I can see myself using these a LOT! It’s sticky on both sides (similar to dimensionals, but about a 4 1/2″ square sheet) and so easy to use. You can find these on pg 162 in the new catalogue and listed as #12. OK, what else is new on this card? Yep ~ the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper AND the wonderful Elegant Faceted Dots. What’s so cool about these is they come in a pack of clear, Petal Pink and pearlized. I used the clear from this set.

I also used Whisper White cs to stamp the focal peony and as an inside panel, Basic Gray for the card base, Petal Pink to back the DSP AND the Whisper White inside panel, Petal Pink inks to stamp the peony, Smokey Slate ink for the additional peonies as well as the sentiment, and finally the Organdy Striped 5/8″ ribbon. I think that’s it.

Let’s get busy and make this card…

  • Stamp the large peony from the Prized Peony stamp set on Whisper White. Cut it out using the matching die from the Peony Dies. Use that same die and cut a peony from the Foam Adhesive Sheet. Adhere the peony to the Adhesive sheet and set aside.
  • Cut a strip of Petal Pink cs 2 1/8 x 5 3/8.
  • Cut a panel of Peony Garden DSP 2 x 5 1/4. Adhere this to the Petal Pink panel.
  • Wrap a piece of the Organdy Striped 5/8″ Ribbon around these two panels then adhere to the left of the card front.
  • I laid but did not adhere the peony where I wanted it, then stamped the sentiment in Smokey Slate stamping off once. Now adhere the peony by simply removing the sticky from the foam adhesive and adhere to the card front. “Color” the peony and bud with Wink of Stella.
  • Add five of these very sweet Elegant Faceted Gems and your card front is done!

The inside and envelope…

Prized Peony
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Prized peony
Peony Dies
Peony Garden DSP
#3
  • Stamp the sentiment in the upper left corner in Smokey Slate onto a Whisper White panel 5 x 5 1/4. In the lower right corner, stamp the smallest peony in Smokey Slate stamping off TWICE.
  • While you have this sweet flower handy, stamp your envelope: once on the front and once on the flap. Adhere a strip of Petal Pink next to the flap fold with liquid glue – trim excess.
  • Adhere the Whisper White stamped piece to Petal Pink 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and adhere this to the inside of your card. Card is complete – easy peasy!

So what do you think? Elegant, easy, stunning peony ~ a very special card of sympathy. The Peony Garden Suite is shown on pages 82-84 in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. When you decide to shop with me, please use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM and if your product purchase is between $50-$150 you will receive a free SU! gift from me worth $10

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Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom with Matching Dies

Wheee! The NEW SU! 2020 Annual Catalogs have arrived and are going out the door today. If you are a customer of mine, you can look forward to some really special bundles, punches, stamp sets being offered – along with LOTS of other card making essentials. Todays card shows off one of those bundles… Blossoms in Bloom and the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. Let’s take a look…

Blossoms in Bloom, Many Layered Blossoms Dies

 

You may remember that I have said how much I like the New In Color Magenta Madness, and here it is again used as the die cut from the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. Because the new In Color ink are not yet available to demonstrators, I have paired this die cut with Melon Mambo ink and it looks really good together. I have stamped the Blossoms in Bloom on Whisper White cs, colored in the centers of the flower with Mango Melody Stampin Blends and laid the die cut over it using liquid glue to adhere.

I used the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to cut a banner after stamping the sentiment from  the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set. The ink here is Black Memento. I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots to the label and adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals . I then tied a bow with the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding and added it with a glue dot.

This front panel was given dimensionals and adhered to the card base of Smokey Slate 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2.

For the inside I used the new Forever Fern stamp set for the sentiment. Isn’t this a lovely font? Melt my heart…

Forever Fern font for the inside

i apologize for the shadows… guess I positioned the lighting incorrectly for the time of day – ugh. I kept this inside really simple for writing some words of encouragement. This is for a young woman who lost her mother recently and she’s really struggling. She could use your prayers!

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NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog

 

Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane, Medium Daisy Punch and Garden Lane DSP

Todays card features the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set, the Medium Daisy punch and the Garden Lane DSP. The soft colors used give an element of comfort and elegance, and perfect for a sympathy card.

With yesterdays beautiful weather I did NOT work on my craft room – I worked (played) in the yard, first picking up the branches down from the couple of days worth of storms, nothing big thank goodness. Then the clippers came out to cut back some overgrowing bushes, some minor trim on hydrangea and holly shaping, When I cleared the area of leaves a few weeks ago, I had taken down fencing that keeps the dog out of the flower beds. (He really likes to lie on the cool plants in the heat of summer!) I got several of those back in position. After two hours of work, it was time for a break. That’s when I created this card, still in the confusion and messiness of an incomplete craft room cleanup.

Medium Daisy punch and Garden Lane DSP

Here are the deets:

  • Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • So Very Vellum , an item free from the SAB catalogue 4 x 5 1/4
  • Garden Lane DSP 2 5/8 x 3 7/8

 

  • With Soft Seafoam ink, stamp the Medium daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set 3 times on a scrap of Whisper White cs. Punch out with the Medium Daisy punch. Curl the edges inward gently using your bone folder. Adhere together with liquid glue.
  • Wrap a length of Mint Macaron 1/8″ ribbon around the DSP and tie a bow, adhering with a glue dot under the bow.
  • Attach the Daisies with two dimensionals layered together, to the DSP, and place on the wrapped ribbon. This additionally helps hold the ribbon in place. Add a Gold Faceted Gem to the daisy center.
  • Adhere the Garden Lane DSP to the So Very Vellum with several dimensionals, and glue this in place on the Thick Whisper White using liquid glue. Your card front is complete.

 

  • TIP… Use liquid glue only where you can see the DSP as the glue will show through if it goes outside this area!

The inside…

Woven Heirlooms inside of card
  • Stamp the sentiment using Mint Macaron ink and the Woven Heirlooms stamp set on a pice of Whisper White cs 4 x 5 1/4.  L.O.V.E. this script!
  • Adhere to the inside of the card with liquid glue. Inside done!

The envelope…

  • Adhere a 2 1/4 x 6 piece of the Garden Lane DSP to the envelope flap and your card is complete.
Medium Daisy punch and Garden Lane DSP
Woven Heirlooms inside of card

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Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack

Today’s post is all about the fun Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack with the coordinating Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories and More Cards and Envelopes.. Do you hoard some of your card making products? Let’s say I used to but am getting better at actually making use of most everything. So why do I ask about hoarding? I have had this card pack for quite some time, used one or two then set it aside. I even made a fun “album” of sorts very early on. There were so many new products I think I got a bit overwhelmed. Yesterday I pulled out that card pack and went to ‘town’. I think this would make a lovely gift package as there are birthday, wedding, and congratulations cards made from this set. Enjoy.

These large specialty cards and envelopes are of a lighter weight paper than our regular cardstock, so you will notice I have used additional cardstock behind all the cards. I just felt it needed it and even more importantly, I liked the look. 😏 Here’s  what I used on various cards along with the Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack … Notice nearly every card has aspects on dimensionals. I really like the layered look

Card #1…. Large Specialty Cards and Envelopes and the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack, Early Espresso cardstock, Glitter Enamel Dots, Whisper White and the Woven Heirlooms stamp set

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #1
Inside card #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #2…. Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack, Garden Green cardstock, Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #2
Inside card #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #3….Mossy Meadow cardstock, Basic Pearls colored with Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, Whisper White cardstock. Yes I split the Whisper White inside… ‘cuz I wanted to!

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #3
Inside card #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #4….Mossy Meadow cardstock, Whisper White cs, Positive Thoughts stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #4
Inside card #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #5…. Whisper White cardstock and Basic Pearls. I did nothing special on the inside, just added Whisper White cardstock. Yes, itg will need a swentiment but I couldn’t figure out what at the time. 😔

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #5

Card #6….Linen Thread in a triple bow, Whisper White cardstock, Petal Pink cs, Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for the flower, Light and Dark Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends for coloring the flower, Peaceful Moments for the sentiment stamped in Early Espresso ink

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #6
Inside card #6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #7….Early Espresso cardstock, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, Crumb Cake ink, Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for the sentiment

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #7
Inside card #7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So do you have a favorite. I think mine are cards #1, #6 and #7. Sometimes I liked the inside better than the outside! Imagine that. Thanks to those who inspired these creations. If I found something I liked, I put my own twist on it.

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Stampin’ Up! Golden Honey Bee SDSP and Poppies Elements

Today’s card is made with the Golden Honey Bee Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Poppies Elements and also uses the new Ornate Layers Dies. It’s a sympathy card for a teammate who lost her adult son very suddenly. I am so sorry, but we shouldn’t have to bury our children….

Golden Honey Bee SDSP, Poppies Elements
  • We start with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ Thick Whisper White for the card base. Score at 5 1/2″.
  • Cut a piece of the Golden Honey SDSP 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Using a scrap of Poppy Parade  (about 1/2″ in width) and one of the edging dies in the Ornate Layers Dies, cut two lengths of edges. Adhere these edges with liquid glue to the Golden Honey SDSP.
  • Cut a 1″  x 4 1/4″ strip of Poppy Parade for the sentiment. Rub with the embossing buddy. Stamp your sentiment with Versamark ink – I used one of my favorites, Woven Heirlooms. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat until set. Adhere to the card with liquid glue.
  • I punched out two of the colorful Poppies Elements, one medium vellum poppy and one small vellum leaf. I wrapped a green linen thread around the poppy and tied a bow.(sorry – this is a retired item!). i adhered the double flower onto the standing tall poppy with glue dots, adhered the vellum leaf and the vellum medium flower to this with glue dots. Adhere to the card/ and sentiment using dimensionals.

For the inside…

Woven Heirlooms Sympathy
  • I used the same stamp set for the inside sentiment, Woven Heirlooms, stamped in Black Memento ink onto Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Adhere the Whisper White to a Basic Black 4″ x 5 1/4″ with liquid glue. Attach this to the inside of the card.

For the envelope, I simply used 3/4″ x 6″ of Poppy Parade and a scrap of the Golden Honey SDSP 1 1/2″ x 6″ and adhered with liquid glue. Your card is done and ready for mailing!

I hope you like todays card. It was certainly made with love for a vey sad friend.

What’s on your agenda today? Hubby and I have worked diligently in cleaning our flower beds of winter’s debris and leaves and I think they are now ready for mulching. It’s interesting what this forced sequestering has encouraged us to accomplish. I’m very pleased with the clean flower beds. We have also been going through some saved pictures and papers and freed ourselves of quite a load of unnecessary items. Yes, there is more to do, there is always more to do, but we have so far at least, used this time productively. Oh, and there’s always card making! How about you? What are you doing to keep yourself occupied?

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.

 

 

 

 

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