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Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Wishes

Butterflies are kind of a thing for me, like stars. I really, really like butterflies and the more we have in our area, the more balanced our environment – just sayin’… At any rate, yesterday the Butterfly Brilliance Collection became available to customers – and I hope you purchased this collection. As a reminder though, the stamp set & dies will carry over to the new catalog (21-22) but the two DSP papers will not. They are available until 3 May when those two papers will retire.

Todays card was made with a different stamp set and it is still available in the 2020-2021 Annual CatalogButterfly Wishes and the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch. I did coordinate this bundle with the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP that is part of the
Brilliance collection. Here is the card front…

Butterfly Wishes – #1

Isn’t that pretty paper? This really shows it off! These directions are just so simple, you will make this card in a flash.

  • The card base is one of the Notecards in Basic White.
  • Cut Bermuda Bay card stock to 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 and adhere to notecard front with liquid glue
  • Cut Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP to 3 x 4 1/2 and adhere over the Bermuda Bay.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Wishes stamp set on Basic White in Memento Black ink and punch with the small oval in the Double Oval Punch.
  • Punch the scalloped oval from Bermuda Bay card stock using the same Double Oval Punch.
  • Adhere the two ovals together with liquid glue. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card front.
  • Attach a bow with a glue dot using the 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon in Magenta Madness.
  • Add three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots for accent and the card front is complete

Now for the fun part of creating the inside…

Isn’t this fun? Directions are easier than you might think.

  • Begin by decorating the inside with card stock & DSP: Bermuda Bay 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 (2); Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP 3 x 4 1/2 (2). Adhere both with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the butterflies with Bermuda Bay ink– six (6) of them on scraps of Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP. Notice I used the variations of color from the DSP on the card itself. Punch using the Butterfly Duet Punch.
  • Fold all butterflies in half. Adhere only wing tips together so that when the card is opened the wings can spread out.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Memento Black ink and Butterfly Wishes stamp set.
  • Adhere just the far right butterfly to the right side of the card with liquid glue – attaching the full portion of the right wing. Moosh butterflies on top of one another so they fold as flat as possible. Use the tip of your bone folder or your Take a Pick tool to hold them in place.
  • Add Seal + to the left wing of the left butterfly and close the card, holding the accordianed butterflies in place as mentioned. And voila – it works!
  • Now add that last sweet butterfly in Bermuda Bay ink to the left side of the card.

The envelope… attach more Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP to the envelope flap. Using the same butterfly stamp as the one in the left corner of the inside of the card, stamp along the lower portion of the envelope – card completed! And knowing I can coordinate new DSP with this Butterfly Wishes stamp set makes the papers that much more versatile.

Products for todays card are from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the new product release Butterfly Brilliance Collection ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE QDCUDHDC – good Mar 1 – 15. 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.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Love You Always Treat Boxes

Oh goodness – it’s MARCH! I cannot believe how fast February flew. Yes, it’s is only 28 days, but still. Today’s project uses the Love You Always Treat Boxes – the perfect size for a small gift ~ candies, a necklace or earrings, even a scarf or a pair of fun socks! At any rate, not sure what will go in this one yet, but is intended for Easter, therefore the pastel colors.

Love You Always Treat Box

Gosh, I just realized how cockeyed the bow is… I’ll retie it. The box finished size is 2 3/4 across x 4 1/8 in length and a full 1 1/2 deep – and very sturdy. Here’s what I did…

  • Wrap the box with a 3 x 9 length of card stock, glueing in place and creating the folds as you go. Here I used Seaside Spray.
  • Cut another piece, this time of DSP (and I used Sand & Sea DSP) 2 x 9, wrap, glue, and fold as before.
  • Create the tag using the Essential Tag Punch, Basic White card stock and Seaside Spray card stock toon – so punch two. I decorated the Basic White tag with a strip of the Sand & Sea DSP then using the Oval Occasions Punch, I created a sentiment for the tag. The blue is the reverse side of the dotted DSP and I added it to the tag with dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped using the Oval Occasions stamp set and Seaside Spray ink on Basic White. This was adhered with liquid glue then I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots.
  • The Seaside Spray tag is stamped with Night of Navy ink using the A Wish for Everything stamp set and again three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Punch a hole through both tags for the ribbon.
  • I wrapped the box twice around with Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack in Seaside Spray and Silver, then through the tag and tied a bow. I knotted the ends of the ribbon just for fun.
Love You Always Treat Box

Fun little project and I’m going to create several – for grandkids and friends. They will be nice to have on hand.

Today is the big release of the Butterfly Brilliance Collection – woohoo! The last few days I have created cards and a box with this collection and it is just beautiful. I’m smitten. Y

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE QDCUDHDC – good Mar 1 – 15. 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.

Stampin’ Up! More Butterflies

In my last post here I talked about a Butterfly Card Box and that it was a gift for a friend. Today’s post is the rest of the cards to go in the gift box.

These butterfly ‘tops’ are all ones that were on my desk after playing last week and since the box is a butterfly one, I decided to use them. The blue card butterfly top is die cut from Mint Macaron with the underpart cut from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP. The green card butterfly top is die cut from Just Jade with the underside being the same paper from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP. Both of these were adhered to a panel of Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP (part of the freebies during Sale-a-bration) with a Vellum Doily atop it. The doily was adhered with Seal + and the butterfly with liquid glue. With the blue card I took a panel of Basic White card stock and ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. The blue square panel was adhered with Foam Adhesive cut smaller so it doesn’t show. The thank you sentiment is one die cut using the Many Messages bundle, which cuts several sentiments at once. I adhered it to a slightly larger piece of the same Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP, put a dimensional under the bottom half and a dab of liquid glue under the half and added it to the card. to finalize the front of the blue card I added 3 Iridescent Pearls.

Back to the green card, I adhered the green square to a Basic White square cut a bit larger and since it was backed with something stronger, I added dimensionals to it. This square was added to a Basic White panel run through the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder that also had white twine double wrapped around it. The twine is from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack and is quite fine. The layers then were: card base, Basic White panel run through the embossing folder, then the layers of the green square panel with the butterfly. To complete this card front I again added three Iridescent Pearls.

With two card fronts done, I then created the third card front. This begins with a card base of So Saffron with a layer of Basic White card stock run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and adhered with liquid glue. I then die cut a panel with the Stitched Rectangle Dies from the Flower & Field DSP (another FREE item during Sale-a-bration). I had measured this fairly carefully so I would have a border piece left over. The solid rectangle got Foam Adhesive adhered to the back and centered on the card front. The border was turned over to the other side and adhered with liquid glue. I like how it provides a nice contrast and brings in the yellow of the butterfly. The butterfly is again two layers: the solid piece is die cut from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP that has variations of color shown on the envelope flap; the top is Basic Black with areas covered in Wink of Stella (which does not show in this photo!). The two butterfly pieces were adhered together with liquid glue and added to the rectangular panel with liquid glue. The sentiment panel is again from the Many Messages bundle, stamped originally in Memento Black ink, and adhere with liquid glue to a strip of the Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP and ends punched with the Banners Pick a punch. I put dimesnionals at the edges of the rectangular panels, a bit of liquid glue to the sentiment banner and adhered it to the card front. Three Iredescent Pearls were added to complete this third card front.

Now for the insides and the envelopes…

For the two card insides on the left: stamp the butterfly in Basic Gray stamped off once onto basic White panel; stamp the filler for the butterfly in stamped-off Mint Macaron ink. This image comes from the A Touch of Ink stamp set – another FREE item during Sale-a-bration! For the third card, I used the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set (new and available to customers Mar 3) in Basic Gray ink. I had covered this one butterfly with ink using a sponge dauber and my Stamparatus. It worked perfectly. I then used my Blending Brushes to cover the Basic White panel with So Saffron ink. This was adhered to the inside of the So Saffron card and all three cards were complete. :O)

OK, I didn’t quite get these in the right order, but you can see them well at least. The blue… Oh So Ombrfe 6×6 DSP and stamped with the A Touch of Ink stamp set in several places using Basic Gray ink; the green… Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP and stamped with A Touch of Ink stamp set and Basic Gray ink; and the final envelope flap is covered in Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP – and all three are done! Voila! I love this set of cards, all using butterflies yet each unique and different. I hope my friend will like them too.

Several FREE products were used in todays cards – and Sale-a-bration ends later TODAY… in other words – order now.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, the Sale-a-bration catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

Sale-a-bration products available with $50 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Sale-a-bration products available with $100 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Sale-a-bration products available with $300 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Card cuts:

  • Basic White card base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 (2); 4 x 5 1/4 (5); 3 1/4 square
  • So Saffron card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP 2 1/4 x 6 (2 for envelope flap) , 3 x 3 behind doily
  • Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap) plus enough for large butterfly; different panel of same DSP for other two butterflies

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May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love

Stampin’ Up! Butterflies to Go

Hello again… today is TGIF, Friday the 26th… only two more days for Sale-a-bration. The products FREE with $50, $100 and above purchase are amazing. If you haven’t jumped in yet, it isn’t too late. It’s is getting close though :O) OK – projects. I had a class the other day, only three of us but we have a good time masked et all. Remember the butterfly box I made? For directions to make this box yourself, click here to my previous post.

Butterfly Card Box

The class made the same box, only with different papers, and a coordinating card – and I want to share them with you. The DSP this time was Paper Blooms DSP, one of the FREE packets of 12 x 12 paper. The focus was to make the box, decorate if there was time, and to make a card. Take a peek…

Sorry -n there are two photos of the one box/ card – ugh. Didn’t these turn out lovely? Remember the front isn’t decorated yet, but even just as is, the box is wonderful. And the ladies did such a great job. Last time I tried this, it was a different group and they were not so careful and because of that the lid did not fit. I’m so proud of these ladies… they were precise and yay!!!

Now for today’s project… I’m making cards for the box that I made – and it’s for a special friend. I only have two made so far, but will finish the rest soon to give her. Here are the two cards…

These cards have the same layout, but different sentiments and embellishments. Directions for both are the same.

  • Card base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2: scored at 4 1/4 Card 1 – Seaside Spray/ card 2 – So Saffron
  • Cut a panel of DSP with the largest Stitched Rectangles Dies: Card 1 Sand & Sea DSP/ Card 2 Butterfly Bijou 6×6 (NEW)
  • Adhere a panel of a coordinating DSP cut 2 1/4 by 4 1/4
  • With the fourth largest Stitched Rectangles Dies, die cut a panel from the center.
  • Adhere dimensionals to the back of the smaller panel and set aside. (You could also use Foam Adhesive Sheets cut smaller than the rectangle)
  • Adhere larger panel to card front: adhere smaller panel with dimensionals in the opening. What’s so neat about this is you have double stitching showing 🙂
  • Decorate the card front!
    • Here I used butterflies die cut with the Brilliant Wings Dies (NEW) from the (also NEW) Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP This DSP will be available to customers Mar 2 – May 3, then it will no longer be available for purchase. The stamp set and coordinating dies WILL BE in the 21-22 Annual Catalog!
    • The sentiments come from Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set stamped in Memento Black ink on Basic White scraps. Card 1 is a banner strip 3/4 x about 3 1/4 and end punched with the Banners Pick a Punch. Card 2 sentiment is die cut with the Ornate Frames Dies.
    • I added Matte Black Dots on both butterflies: 5 on the larger and only 3 on the smaller.
    • Additionally, I added Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins on Card 1. On Card 2 I added three Opal Rounds.
    • I also added to Card 2 Terra Cotta Tile ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack: a tiny piece under the tail of the butterfly and the same ribbon back & forth behind the sentiment panel. This sentiment panel has a background from the same Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP and is on dimensionals.

Insides of both cards…

  • Card 1: Stamp the full butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in Seaside Spray on a panel of Basic nWhite 4 x 5 1/4. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Black ink using the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set. Adhere to the inside.
  • Card 2: Adhere a 1/2 x 4 strip to a Basic White panel 4 x 5 1/4. Adhere to the inside.
  • Cards are now done!!!

For both envelopes I adhered a strip of card stock + DSP or 2 strips of DSP as shown – and these two are complete.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, the Sale-a-bration catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

Sale-a-bration is only two days from ending. Get these FREE PRODUCTS with a $50 purchase

And get these FREE products with your order of $100 through Feb 28

And if you HOST a party during Sale-a-bration and the product total is over $300


Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up and The Impossible

Baby it’s cold outside. Baby it’s cold outside.When we let the dog out this morning to ‘tour’ the estate’ 😏 and check every nook and cranny, the snow was crunchy. Not only that but he didn’t stay out! He wanted right back in after taking care of business. This surprised me as he likes roaming around checking things out, just not this morning…It will be a cold walk for us once it’s daylight.

Today’s card ~ is called The Impossible card because it doesn’t seem as though it could be done, but it can – and I did. There are a couple of videos out there that I highly recommend, cuz written directions would be, well, next to impossible 🙂 And here’s the finished product.

The impossible Card – #1

And here’s how it looks before it’s decorated.

The Impossible Card – #2

Interesting, isn’t it? Let me give you some basic directions and if you decide to make this beauty, take a gander at a couple of videos: Jan Mansor Brown, Mary Deatherage, or May May are a few.

  • Card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2: scored in half on the short side at 2 1/8.
  • Turn and score on the long side at 2 3/4 JUST TO THE SCORE LINE.
  • Turn the card base 180 degrees and score at 1 1/4 & 4, JUST TO THE SCORE LINE. That is 1 1/4 at each end
  • Using your trimmer to make certain lines are very straight, cut on each score line.

Here are a couple of photos: one to show score lines, one with score lines cut.

score lines for The Impossible card
appropriate scores lines cut

Holding the panel longways, what you have now is a piece with three (3) slits: one at top and two ‘legs’. Hold the left side of the card stock asnd rotate the other half 180 degrees and crease along the center fold, making certain edges are even. Essentially you have two ‘L’s’ with a connection. YAY! The hardest part is done. And here’s yet another photo.

right section turned 180 degrees

Now let’s make a template to use to decorate this card base – and it will look like an L. Cut a piece 2 5/8 x 4 1/8. On the short side mark down the middle with a pencil. Turn this to the long side and mark down the middle. Look at the photo above again, and holding the piece in the portrait position, trim away the upper right quadrant. This is best done with the paper trimmer to keep lines straight but can be done with your paper snips as well. This becomes your template for decorating the card base.

template for decorating The Impossible Card

Cutting pieces for this card:

  • Larger sentiment panel: Flirty Flamingo 2 7/8 x 2; Basic White 2 3/4 x 1 7/8
  • Sentiment panel to hold card together: Flirty Flamingo 3/4 x 3; Basic White 1/2 x 3
  • Flower & Field DSP 2 1/8 x 4 1/8 (2). Trim, removing panel as shown in photo above. Remember they are opposite! I highly recommend cutting/ adhering panel one at a time to avoid a mistake. Yep – did it!
  • Perennial Petals Dies for the flower, and Many Mates stamp set for the upper sentiment and Well Said stamp set for the sentiment strip. Opal Rounds for the flower and additional embellishment. I used Memento Black ink for stamping.
  • The sentiment strip is what holds this card together so it isn’t floppy. It also keeps everything straight. When adhering this strip, use your grid paper to make certain everything is in alignment.
  • This is a very flat card. Adhere everything together with liquid glue.

I decorated the envelope with the same DSP but did not take a photo – and it is mailed already. Here is photo again of the completed card – The Impossible card, made possible!

The Impossible Card

I do hope you try making this ~ and have fun doing it!

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, the Sale-a-bration catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

FREE product during Sale-a-bration with $50 purchase

FREE product with $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration

And if you HOST a party with $300 sales

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Card Box

Snow snow snow. This is an incredible February! Yesterday was another day of a mix of snow, ice, sleet, rain. It makes for difficult walking for sure. Our dog loves the snow. He likes to roll in it, bite at it, jump in it. And the neighbors behind us – their kids and other neighbors kids were sledding down the hill, laughing and carrying on. They love it too!

Suffice to say – all that has nothing to do with today’s project… it’s a box for cards :O) And it has one of the butterflies on it from the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP. I like a sturdy box and a lid that fits, doesn’t wiggle around. Having said this, you will understand both the lid and the base have layers to strengthen them. I also seem to prefer narrow borders, so they are 1/8″, not 1/4″ ~ all to say, card cuts must be precise. Shall we get on with it and take a peek?

Butterfly Card Box – #1

This paper – the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP ~ is stunningly beautiful. This particular sheet is the other side of the butterflies that can be die cut with the Butterfly Dies. :O) I kind of hated using this for the background, considering… but I did. You will also notice a Box Lid Shim that I have made so the lid fits snugly. I’ll share info about that later. In the meantime, here’s a side view photo.

Butterfly Card Box – #2

You can clearly see in the photo above, the base is also covered…

Butterfly Card Box – #3

The finished size of the box base is 4 3/4 x 6 x 1 1/2. With the lid on, just add an additional 1/8″ to each dimension: 4 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 1 5/8. I used Pretty Peacock for the box base for a couple of reasons – it’s a retiring color come May, and I want to use the paper. It still coordinates nicely even though it isn’t listed as one of the colors recommended. For the box lid I used Basic White Thick card stock.

  • Cut your card box base to 7 3/4 x 9 and score on all sides at 1 1/2″. Burnish all score lines.
  • Trim as shown in photo and add Tear & Tape
Card box bottom

HINT: Please notice I cut and trimmed on opposite sides of the box, so the folded ends would support the longer side of the box, giving it more strength. Note, I cut straight up to the score line, then trimmed a wedge from the end portion only and both sides of the end

  • Decorate your box with two layers: card stock then DSP. For ease, layer the DSP to the card stock, then to the card box itself.
    • card stock layer… 4 5/8 x 1 3/8 (2); 5 7/8 x 1 3/8 (2)
    • DSP layer… 4 5/8 x 1 1/4 (2); 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 (2)
    • For the box bottom I had the card stock and DSP the same length
    • Adhere these with liquid glue as there is wiggle room to get it straight and even.
    • It’s much easier to decorate the box when it’s flat.
  • Remove the Tear & Tape covers and fold in ends.
  • Decorate the inside if you so desire – and I did… slightly less than 4 3/4 x 6
Box Card Base

Box Top…

  • Cut Basic White Thick card stock 6 3/4 x 8. Notice this is exactly one inch small than the box base cuts.
  • Score using the Box Lid Shim @ 1″ on all sides.
    • The Box Lid Shim allows the lid to fit snugly with just a hint of allowance. If not using the shim, the lid will be too snug and the sides of the base bottom will dip in. Find directions for the Box Lid Shim on a Connie Stewart video from some time ago. It is made from Window Sheet, scored and card stock folded over one side for perfect spacing.
  • Burnish all score lines, cut & trim the same as for the box bottom. Add Tear & Tape
  • Decorate the box top: card stock 5 7/8 x 4 3/8; DSP 5 3/4 x 4 1/2. Adhere these two together with liquid glue, then add to the top of the box.
  • Decorate the sides:
    • Card stock layer 5 7/8 x 7/8 (2); 4 5/8 x 7/7 (2)
    • DSP layer 5 3/4 x 3/4 (2); 4 3/4 x 3/4
    • Adhere DSP onto card stock with liquid glue, then to box sides, also with liquid glue
  • Remove covers on Tear & Tape and fold ends in – voila!

Final decoration for the box top… I used three layers of card stock

  • Pretty Peacock 3 1/2 x 3 1/4
  • Just Jade 3 3/8 x 3 1/8
  • Basic White 3 1/4 x 3
  • Stamp the sentiment on the Basic White panel, The sentiment comes from the Lovely You stamp set. Adhere butterfly die cut from the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP with the Butterfly Dies, with liquid glue. Add dimensionals under wing tips. Add three small Matte Black Dots to the body and two large Matte Black Dots below the sentiment.
  • Adhere the Basic White panel to the Just Jade panel with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the Just Jade panel to the Pretty Peacock panel with dimensionals.
  • Adhere the Pretty Peacock panel to the center of the box top with liquid glue – and woohoo! Your box is complete and ready to fill.

I love this box! It is just beautiful and it’s sturdy – I hope you like it too. Now, let’s talk about these beautiful papers, coordinating stamp set and dies. As a demonstrator, these items are a preorder for us. The stamp set and dies will be in the next Annual Catalog that will be released May 3. The papers, and there are two of them which you will see in the photo below, will not be sold in the Annual Catalog. This collection will be available to you as a customer Mar 2 – May 3. After that date, only the stamp set & dies will be available. If you would like to JOIN MY TEAM, you could add this collection as part or your joining items 😁 and you can do that here.Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now…

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

My computer sometimes gives me fits… and today is one of them. Please see the flyer here.

Products available FREE with $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration – Level 1

Products available FREE with $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration – Level 2

AND if you HOST a party or have products $300 & up, this is FREE during Sale-a-bration… along with the above items as well!

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up Fun Fold

The Happy Thoughts stamp set does the trick when matched with the Field & Flower DSP and the little snail from the Snail Mail bundle. Fussy cutting a flower or two and the Tasteful Labels Dies rounds out all the major items needed to make this card.

Happy Thoughts

The card begins with a standard 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 layout, but the scoring makes the difference: score on the long side at 2, 3 1/8, 5 3/8 & 6 1/2. After scoring and burnishing, the paper will look like this…

Happy Thoughts – #1

This makes for a narrow center but this where the highlight of the card is as well. Let’s add the DSP with liquid glue to each of the 3 front sections – it’s from Flower & Field DSP, remember? 😊 Decorating the center panel is easy. Stamp the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento Black ink on a panel of Basic White card stock and die cut with the Tasteful Labels Dies. Adhere this, centering on the middle panel, with dimensionals. On another piece of Basic White card stock, stamp the snail from Snail Mail stamp set, again in Memento Black ink. Then color him – Crumb Cake Blends for the shell and Just Jade Blends for the snail itself. The heart is done with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blends. Die cut him with the coordunating Snail Dies and adhere with liquid glue on the right side and dimensionals on the left side of him – so he is attached to both the card front and the sentiment panel. Now fussy cut the adorable flower from the Flower & Field DSP and adhere with a glue dot. Add one of the Matte Black Dots to the center and voila!

Now turn this over to adhere a Basic White panel in the center to write something special. I did stamp the ‘hello’ from the Snail Mail stamp set in Memento Black ink before attaching it to the card.

Happy Thoughts – back

For the envelope, I used the same sentiment from the Snail Mail stamp set but this time in Daffodil Delight ink, then the bubble around it from the Snail Mail stamp set in Memento Black ink. The envelope flap got treatment of adhering Flower & Field DSP and trimming to fit. All Done!!!

Happy Thoughts w/ Flower & Field DSP

It has just occurred to me I may have posted this card some time ago… I found it and one other in the card box I shared yesterday. If I did post it before, my apologies. It’s still a fun, happy card that is a fun fold. Oh well :o) Card cuts will be listed at the end of this post.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, the Sale-a-bration catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

Sale-a-bration is almost over… 10 more days! Products FREE with $50 purchase through Feb 28 – Level 1

Products available FREE with $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration – Level 2

And, if you HOST a party or have an order at $300 – this is FREE during Sale-a-bration

Card cuts for todfay’s project:

  • So Saffron card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 – scoring listed above
  • Field & Flower DSP – end panels 1 3/4 x 5 1/4; center panel 2 x 5 1/4; envelope flap 2 1/4 x 6
  • Basic White panel 2 x 5 1/4

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Five Cards with FREE DSP

Hi there! It’s Wednesday – ‘over the hump day’, ‘middle of the week’ day. I’ve been playing with Flower & Field DSP, mixing and coordinating and having lots of fun. My intent was to make five cards & a box. Well, the five cards are ready but they may not fit in the box due to embellishments 🥴 We’ll see…

Card 1 –

  • Band Together stamp set
  • Flower & Field DSP – FREE w/ $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration
  • Tasteful Labels Dies Misty Moonlight card stock/ ink
  • Just Jade ink/ Blends
  • 20-22 In Color Enamel Dots
  • Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon
  • Basic White card stock

Card 2

  • Heal You Heart stamp set – FREE w/ $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration
  • Flower & Field DSP – FREE w/ $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Pretty Perennials stamp set
  • 20-22 In Color Enamel Dots
  • 20-22 In Color Ribbon, Bumblebee
  • Basic White Thick card base
  • Regular Basic White card stock
  • Just Jade card stock/ ink
  • Memento Black ink

Card 3

  • Many Messages/ Messages Dies
  • Pretty Perennials stamp set
  • Flower & Field DSP – FREE w/ $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration
  • Blushing Bride card base & heart
  • Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder
  • Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies
  • Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, white
  • 20-22 In Color Enamel Dots
  • clothespin – from a Paper Pumpkin some time ago

Card 4

  • Tasteful Touches stamp set/ Tasteful Labels Dies
  • Flower & Field DSP – FREE w/ $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration
  • Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Butterfly Bouquet Collection – NEW product – available Mar 2!!
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon
  • Pool Party card stock
  • Basic White card stock
  • Basic White card stock
  • Granny Apple Green ink
  • Basic Black Marker
  • Memento Black ink

Card 5 – this design is from Patsy Waggoner

  • A Touch of Ink stamp set – FREE w/$50 purchase during Sale-a-bration
  • Flower & Fields DSP – FREE w/$50 purchase during Sale-a-bration
  • Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon
  • Elegant Faceted Gems
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Double Oval Punch
  • Misty Moonlight card stock/ ink
  • Seaside Spray card stock/ ink
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Basic White card stock
  • Shaded Spruce ink
  • Just Jade ink

Whew – that’s a lot of cards… not made all in one day, mind you – and each is so different from the other. I’m really not good at making all the same. I really like how they all turned out. AND… they DO fit in the box 😁

Card Gift Box & 5 cards

Isn’t this a sweet box? I used, guess what – Flower & Field DSP!!! I also used Stitched with Whimsy Dies, Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Granny Apple Green card stock, Basic Black card stock, Basic White card stock and Forever Greenery DSP on the inside panel. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to create the curved corners and a 2 1/4″ circle punch for the inside area. I also used a Black Velcro Dot to keep it closed. The base of the box is the heavier white paper board that comes with each pack of DSP. I wanted something sturdy and this is it! Gail Ellis is the designer of the box – you can find this on her YouTube channel. The box would be a full post in itself 🙂 Finished dimensions for the box are: 5″ in height, 6 1/4′ in width and about 1 1/8″ in depth. Here are two other photos of the box: side view and opened

Won’t this make a lovely gift for someone? I confess, I am pleased with it. I do hope you make something like this – and please share your photos with me. I would enjoy seeing them.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, the Sale-a-bration catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

Products FREE with $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration – Level 1

Products FREE with $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration – Level 2

Products FREE when you HOST a party or place an order of $300 or more

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending a handmade card filled with love.

Stampin” Up! 3 D Project

It’s been a while since I posted anything but cards, but today is the day! This is a very fun, easy 3-Sided Box made with the Flower & Field DSP that is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase. Just reminding you Sale-a-bration ends Feb 28… just sayin’… Ok, the box… the neat part, once you have made one and realize how easy it is, you can change up the dimesnions to suit your need.

3- Sided Box – #1

Is this cute or what?! Part of what makes it so appealing is the paper; the other is the shape – it’s different. The finished size is 4 1/2″ in length, 2″ in height and 3″ for the base. I began with Misty Moonlight card stock cut 9 3/4 x 8 1/2. Score on the short side at 2 & 6 1/2. Score on the long side @ 2 1/2, 5 1/2 & 8. Keep in mind, this last score line is the top or the front of the box. I sometimes find it helpful to put a sticky note on that space so I don’t forget what is what.

Burnish all sides. Trim as shown in photo. Find the center point of your ‘wings’ and score from both corners to create the triangle. This panel is 3: in width, so the center of the wings is 1 1/2″. Burnish those side score lines. Add Tear n Tape to designated place – again – see photo. (This photo is upside down… with the top/ front at the bottom of the photo!🥴) I rounded the corners of my front panel, but the next time I will use a die to make a fun front 🙂 Cuts for DSP panels are this: 4 5/16 x 2 5/16 (2) & 4 5/16 x 1 5/8. When cutting my Designer paper, I wanted the pattern to match, especially in the front to the next panel. Look at the photo and see how it does that. Remember to round the front corners of your front DSP panel. Adhere the Flower & Field DSP with liquid glue. Remove Tear n Tape, fold in the sides and adhere.

3-Sided Box – #2

3-Sided Box – #3

Because this is a giftie, I die cut a small tag using a die from the Hydrangea Dies and stamped the ‘for you’ using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I added the white twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack to attach it to the ribbon. I used the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon to tie around the box to keep it closed. And you could add a glue dot on the bottom of the box to keep the ribbon from getting lost from the box. :O)

3-Sided Box – #4

Isn’t this sweet? I love it and cannot wait to make a few more – maybe different sizes :O)

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

Items FREE with $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration – Level 1

Items FREE with $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration – Level 2

And… if you HOST a party or place an order totaling $300 or more

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade project made with love.

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