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Stampin’ Up! Packaging with Designer Series Paper

Oh I DID have fun yesterday ya’ll. I wrapped packages! They are prayer books for a group of folks that walk beside another when they are ‘hurting’, when they are in need of comfort, when they need to hear God loves them and we, as people, do too. The group is called Stephen Ministry and everyone is specially trained to listen. That’s the hardest thing in the world for everyone… it seems we always have an opinion. so in Stephen Ministry we don’t do opinions: we listen, intentionally listen. And these sweet packages are for those Stephen Ministers.

The packaging… I used Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper and I’m really pleased with how they turned out. I made the packaging like an envelope.

Packaging with DSP

Pictures don’t do these items justice – in person they are cute, cute. The above package uses Trimming The Town DSP, Diagonal Stripe Ribbon in Old Olive, So Many Snowflakes Dies, Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems and one Glitter Star Ornaments. Stampin’ Up! makes a list on their DSP packaging, of all the coordinating colors for that particular design. It makes it so much easier to make a card – or in this case, a package, look marvelous.

Let me share with you how I did this…

Packaging with DSP

This is the inside and it’s all trimmed of the excess paper. You can see at the far right and at the bottom, the Tear n Tape used for sealing. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the edges of the top & bottom flaps. This makes a perfect envelope for the book. Measurements vary for your own book; for this one it’s 10″ wide x 9 1/4″ in height.

  • Score at the top 1 3/8″
  • Score at the bottom 3/8″ & 1″
  • Score the sides at 2 3/4″ & 7″
  • I then laid my book on the score lines, wrapped each side over the book and gently pressed with my bone folder to create the depth for the book and another score line. The reason for this process is the depth of the book did not fall into a score line and I wanted the book to fit snugly, not be moving around.
  • Burnish all score lines then trim as shown above.
  • Once you have trimmed, put the book back on the DSP, remove the Tear n Tape and wrap the right side over the left to seal.
  • Fold in the short tabs at the bottom, remove the Tear n Tape and fold over the book. :O) A perfect envelope…. the book can be pulled out with ease as the top is not sealed. The ribbon keeps the package closed.
  • Decorate with ribbon and embellishments to your hearts content.

Below is a list of all the products I used for my packaging – and remember what today is… 24 HOUR SALE on nearly all products in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. Some of the products listed below are not in the Annual Catalog, but many are. Happy Shopping!

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Playing with New Art Gallery

Hello All! I played with the Art Gallery/ Floral Gallery Dies for this bright birthday card today. Loving this Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper – I’m certain it’s a Van Gogh 😏

So shall we taker a peek? Let’s do…

Art Gallery -#1

Isn’t this pretty Designer Series Paper? And because it’s artsy, I did a fun angle cut and stamped the sentiment between the two segments of Fine Art Floral DSP.

  • Thick Whisper White card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Whisper White 4 1/8 x 5t 3/8
  • Fine Art Floral DSP 4 x 5 1/4 then cut on an angle for the appropriate sentiment.
  • Adhere the two portions of the Fine Arts Floral DSP to the the Whisper White panel.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink between the two panels using the Art Gallery stamp set
  • Add some fun Playing with Patterns Resin Dots to the sentiment area – these are Bumblebee in color.
  • Stamp the medium floral design in Poppy Parade ink on a Whisper White scrap, run it through the new Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and die cut with the Floral Gallery Dies.
  • Cover with Wink of Stella for a beautiful sheen. Do this carefully as this product can move the colors making it smear – and we don’t want that for this flower. Put the flower on dimensionals and adhere to the card front.
  • Put dimensions on the back of this panel and adhere to the card front.

For the inside and the envelope…

Art Gallery is a two-step stamp set and it’s lovely.

  • On a panel of Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4, stamp the lighter color first in Flirty Flamingo ink. Then stamp the darker or ‘filler’ in Poppy Parade ink. Stamp the stem/ leaves in Old Olive ink– this is one stamp.
  • Do the same on the envelope front, having it just at the edge. I like how it’s subtle that way.
  • Cut a panel of the Fine Art Floral DSP 2 1/4 x 6 and adhere to the envelope flap, trim to fit and voila! The card & envelope are complete. This is the reverse side of the front panel – isn’t it a fun pattern?!

These are brand new products: the Art Gallery stamp set/ Floral Gallery Dies, the Fine Arts Floral DSP AND the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. They will be available for purchase Jan 5 when the 2021 Jan-Jun Catalog goes live. Of course, If you decide to join my team and become a demonstrator…. these can be available to you Dec 4. Just sayin’…. 😁

Ok, what else is going on in the Stampin’ Up! world? Tomorrow Nov 24, is a 24 hour sale of MOST products in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. There are some exclusions, but not many. See my blog post yesterday for a listing of the exclusions and some product ideas.

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 SVFB9YJY – good until Dec 3, 2020. 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 😁 If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me either here on my blog or at tlsbrightspot@gmail.com. Thanks for shopping with me.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! 10% off Extravaganza – Favorites

Hi Everyone – A reminder of the the 10% off sale at Stampin’ Up Tues Nov 24.

Online Extravaganza 2020

Here’s a list of some of my favorite top ten stamp sets that are included in the sale…

  1. Boho Indigo Product Medley item # 153132 pg 9 – a perfect gift for a crafter
  2. Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle item # 154065 pg 13
  3. Butterfly Wishes stamp set item # 149346 pg 16
  4. Butterfly Duet Punch item #148523 pg 165 (coordinates with #3)
  5. Painted Poppies Bundle item # 154091 pg 18
  6. Beautiful World Bundle item # 154091 pg 26
  7. So Much Happy Bundle item # 154076 pg 45
  8. Peaceful Boughs stamp set item 150541 pg 57
  9. Beautiful Boughs Dies item item # 150661 pg 180 (coordinates withe #8)
  10. Healing Hugs stamp set item # 148223 pg 72

If you look at the catalog, you’ll notice I didn’t get very far in listing some of my favorites. 🙂 I could easily make a list of 25 or more!

Below are my favorite tools for creating cards/ boxes, gifts – many can be stocking stuffers! Be sure to share these with your spouse. Tuesday Nov 24 – BIG Stampin’ Up! Shopping Day – 10% off!!! I literally use every item every day.

  • Stamparatus item # 146276 pg 164
  • Stamparatus DeluxeFoam Mat item # 150866 pg 164
  • Take Your Pick Tool item item # 144107 pg 159
  • Paper Snips item # 103579 pg 159
  • Bone Folder item # 102300 pg 159
  • Paper Trimmer item # 152392 pg 151
    • cutting Blades Multipack item # 152334 pg 151
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool item # 122334 pg 151
  • Simply Shammy

Here is a list of what IS NOT included in the sale…

Item Number Name
150581 HARVEST HELLOS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)
101406 JET BLACK STAZON PAD
101780 WHISPER WHITE CRAFT STAMPIN’ INK REFILL
102283 VERSAMARK PAD
102566 JET BLACK STAZON INK REFILL
102845 BLENDER PENS
103683 GLUE DOTS
105117 PUMPKIN PIE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
105229 PUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN’ INK REFILL
107300 VERY VANILLA MEDIUM ENVELOPES
109196 STAZON CLEANER
110755 MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE
120279 CLEAR BLOCK CADDY
130148 GRID PAPER
132708 TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PAD
133324 SCALLOPED TAG TOPPER PUNCH
133456 TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK REFILL
133773 SPONGE DAUBERS
137858 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 1-MONTH
137859 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 3-MONTH
137860 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 6-MONTH
137861 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 12-MONTH
138292 TRIPLE BANNER PUNCH
138309 FINE-TIP GLUE PEN
141822 UNINKED STAMPIN’ SPOTS
147086 PUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
147154 MANY MARVELOUS MARKERS
147277 UNINKED STAMPIN’ PAD & WHISPER WHITE REFILL
148213 STAMPARATUS MAGNETS
149167 TOPPER LID
149168 INK PAD & MARKER STORAGE
149169 STAMPIN’ BLENDS STORAGE
149170 TOPPER STORAGE
149171 OPEN STORAGE
149518 DELIGHTFUL TAG TOPPER PUNCH
149653 STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE
149695 CRAFT & CARRY STAMPARATUS BAG
149699 STAMPIN’ SEAL+
150457 HOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS
150667 TRIO OF TAGS DIES
151508 SADDLE BROWN STAZON INK PAD
152477 ARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS
152711 FANCY TAG TOPPER PUNCH
152812 STAMPIN’ SEAL+ REFILL
152813 STAMPIN’ SEAL
152814 STAMPIN’ SEAL REFILL
152820 SADDLE BROWN STAZON INK REFILL
152883 LOVELY LABELS PICK A PUNCH
153069 MINI PAPER PUMPKIN B0X
153155 2019-2020 EXPERIENCE CREATIVITY US (8 PACK)
154137 PLAYING WITH PATTERNS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)
154711 SPECIALTY PLATE
155236 US ANNUAL 2020-21 (8PK)
155244 2020–2021 ANNUAL CATALOG US (SINGLE)
100730 WHISPER WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
124302 WHISPER WHITE 12″ X 12″ (30,5 X 30,5 CM) CARDSTOCK
101650 VERY VANILLA 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
144237 VERY VANILLA 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK
144239 VERY VANILLA 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK
140272 WHISPER WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK
145829 WHISPER WHITE 3″ X 3″ (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES
131527 WHISPER WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES
107301 WHISPER WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES
144236 VERY VANILLA NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES
147155 REGALS STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
147156 SUBTLES STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
147157 BRIGHTS STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKESRS
147158 NEUTRALS STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
150079 2019–2021 IN COLOR STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
153125 2020–2022 IN COLOR STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
152677 SUMMER DAYS HOST CLING STAMP SET
153497 TOUCHED MY HEART HOST CLING STAMP SET
149656 MAGNETIC CUTTING PLATE
127551 FULL WOOD-MOUNT STAMP CASES

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 SVFB9YJY – good until Dec 3, 2020. 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 😁 If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me either here on my blog or at tlsbrightspot@gmail.com. Thanks for shopping with me.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! 24- HR SALE

Whoopee! Stampin’ Up has done it again ~ rocked the boat in having a BIG 10% OFF SALE Tue Nov 24 . There ARE some exclusions, but nearly everything in the Annual 2020-20212 Catalog is on sale.

Additional details you need to know…

Sale details:

  • Sale starts at 12:01 AM MT on Tuesday, November 24
  • Sale ends at 11:50 PM MT on Tuesday, November 24
  • Nearly all 2020–2021 Annual Catalog items are eligible for the 10% discount. Exclusions apply, see the exclusions list below.

Get your lists ready and order early on the 24th so that you don’t miss out!  This is a one day only sale!!  Now is a great time to pick up gifts for your crafty friends and family (and a few for yourself too!!) for the holidays AND get them on sale!

Now is the perfect time to let your family know there are items ON SALE that could be under the tree for you or other family members. ORDER EARLY!

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 SVFB9YJY – good until Dec 3, 2020. 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 😁 If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me either here on my blog or at tlsbrightspot@gmail.com. Thanks for shopping with me.

Exclusions list is below…

Item Number Name
150581 HARVEST HELLOS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)
101406 JET BLACK STAZON PAD
101780 WHISPER WHITE CRAFT STAMPIN’ INK REFILL
102283 VERSAMARK PAD
102566 JET BLACK STAZON INK REFILL
102845 BLENDER PENS
103683 GLUE DOTS
105117 PUMPKIN PIE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
105229 PUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN’ INK REFILL
107300 VERY VANILLA MEDIUM ENVELOPES
109196 STAZON CLEANER
110755 MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE
120279 CLEAR BLOCK CADDY
130148 GRID PAPER
132708 TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PAD
133324 SCALLOPED TAG TOPPER PUNCH
133456 TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK REFILL
133773 SPONGE DAUBERS
137858 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 1-MONTH
137859 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 3-MONTH
137860 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 6-MONTH
137861 PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 12-MONTH
138292 TRIPLE BANNER PUNCH
138309 FINE-TIP GLUE PEN
141822 UNINKED STAMPIN’ SPOTS
147086 PUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
147154 MANY MARVELOUS MARKERS
147277 UNINKED STAMPIN’ PAD & WHISPER WHITE REFILL
148213 STAMPARATUS MAGNETS
149167 TOPPER LID
149168 INK PAD & MARKER STORAGE
149169 STAMPIN’ BLENDS STORAGE
149170 TOPPER STORAGE
149171 OPEN STORAGE
149518 DELIGHTFUL TAG TOPPER PUNCH
149653 STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE
149695 CRAFT & CARRY STAMPARATUS BAG
149699 STAMPIN’ SEAL+
150457 HOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS
150667 TRIO OF TAGS DIES
151508 SADDLE BROWN STAZON INK PAD
152477 ARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS
152711 FANCY TAG TOPPER PUNCH
152812 STAMPIN’ SEAL+ REFILL
152813 STAMPIN’ SEAL
152814 STAMPIN’ SEAL REFILL
152820 SADDLE BROWN STAZON INK REFILL
152883 LOVELY LABELS PICK A PUNCH
153069 MINI PAPER PUMPKIN B0X
153155 2019-2020 EXPERIENCE CREATIVITY US (8 PACK)
154137 PLAYING WITH PATTERNS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)
154711 SPECIALTY PLATE
155236 US ANNUAL 2020-21 (8PK)
155244 2020–2021 ANNUAL CATALOG US (SINGLE)
100730 WHISPER WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
124302 WHISPER WHITE 12″ X 12″ (30,5 X 30,5 CM) CARDSTOCK
101650 VERY VANILLA 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
144237 VERY VANILLA 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK
144239 VERY VANILLA 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK
140272 WHISPER WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK
145829 WHISPER WHITE 3″ X 3″ (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES
131527 WHISPER WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES
107301 WHISPER WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES
144236 VERY VANILLA NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES
147155 REGALS STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
147156 SUBTLES STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
147157 BRIGHTS STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKESRS
147158 NEUTRALS STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
150079 2019–2021 IN COLOR STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
153125 2020–2022 IN COLOR STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
152677 SUMMER DAYS HOST CLING STAMP SET
153497 TOUCHED MY HEART HOST CLING STAMP SET
149656 MAGNETIC CUTTING PLATE
127551 FULL WOOD-MOUNT STAMP CASES

Thanks for stopping by.

May yopu have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up Simply Elegant Pine Woods Dies

Todays card is simple and elegant and not a Christmas card, although it could be. :O) All that means is ~ change the sentiment to make it what you want. I’ve paired Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP on the silver side and the gorgeous Pine Woods Dies together to make this card. This just could be a favorite.

Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP + Pine Woods Dies – #1

Metallic papers are very difficult to photograph as the light bounces everywhere. But I think this shows up fairly well. Another favorite die are the Stitched Rectangles Dies – and I used the third largest to die cut the Whisper White card stock. Actually, I die cut the tree and the rectangle at the same time and felt rather smug and efficient about it 🙂 Stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight using the Freezin’ Fun stamp set. Here’s where you can make it a Christmas/ Holiday card. I added three soft -colored Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes. Put dimensionals on the back side and set aside.

The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. Feels like Frost 6×6 DSP is cut 4 x 5 1/4 and adhered directly to the card base with liquid glue. I chose this particular design because it looks like snowflakes to me. Now adhere that white pine tree panel and the card front is done.

For the inside, I had a ‘frame’ in Silver Foil already cut in my stash – same size as the Rectangle Stitched Die on the front. I adhered that to the inside of the card with a very thin line of liquid glue. I had a Silver Foil scrap and die cut the really cute tree – also from the Pine Woods Dies, and adhered it with liquid glue and the card was complete.

Pine Woods Dies ~ inside, #2

For the envelope, I adhered the very same Feels Like Frost DSP to the envelope flap with liquid glue. Then on the front of the envelope I stamped this adorable tree from the In The Pines stamp set in Misty Midnight. In the Pines stamp set coordinates with the Pine Woods Dies and is just a stunning set. Highly recommend it by the way…

Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP + Pine Woods Dies ~ #3

Let me know if you have any questions. You may always reach me by responding to this blog post or by sending an email to: tlsbrightspot@gmail.com. The product list is below for your ease of ordering. As a thank you to those who use me as their demonstrator, I offer a SU! item of choice valued at $10 when their order is between $50-$150. Please use my CURRENT HOST CODE: XS4MSSFN through Nov 18 (that’s today!). When your order is above that amount, you still get my free item, but Stampin’ Up! offers Stampin’ Rewards for more product. It’s a real deal!

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Playful Pets & Cat Punch Fun Fold

Hi there! Welcome to my blog. Today shares another fun fold ~ actually the same fold as yesterday but created differently. And the focus is the Playful Pets DSP. I had an order for the loss of a kitty and this is what I did.

Playful Pets & Cat Punch Fun Fold

I love the way the punched cat sits nearly off the card front – and this kind of fun fold allows that to perfection. And here’s the how-to…

  • Cut a piece of Soft Suede card stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and score at 4 1/4
  • On the upper half, or front half, trim off 1″ from each end, just to the score line. This gives the full card base and all that left to do is decorate it 😊
  • The card front is now only 3 1/2 x 4 1/4: cut a panel of Real Red card stock 3 3/8 x 4 1/8 and adhere with liquid glue.
  • Cut a piece of the Playful Pets DSP 3 1/4 x 4 and adhere with liquid glue
  • Using the sweet Cat Punch and Basic Black card stock, punch a cat. Adhere with dimensionals to the edge of the front flap.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a 1/2″ Whisper White card stock strip. Trim end using the Banners Pick-a-Punch. Adhere this with liquid glue to a 5/8″ Real Red card stock strip. Adhere the sentiment strip to the card front with liquid glue.
  • The heart for the cat…. with a 1/2″ strip of Real Red card stock, and the Detailed Hearts Die, place the strip at the top of this beautiful die and run it through the Cut & Emboss machine. Choose one of the many hearts and attach to the cat with a mere dot of glue. And your card front is done!

For the inside – lots of card cuts and no stamping…

Playful Pets – card inside #2

Love this inside ~ for me, the hearts make it. The inside is a full 5 1/2 width and I cut lots of panels as a ‘step up’ from yesterdays same fun fold.

  • Cut two strips of Real Red card stock 7/8 x 4 1/8 and one @ 3 3/8 x 4 1/8
  • Cut two strips of Playful Pets DSP 3/4 x 4. Adhere to the Real Red strips with liquid glue and then to the card base at each end with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the larger Real Red panel to the card inside with liquid glue
  • Cut a panel of Whisper White card stock 3 1/4 x 4. Adhere the heart die cuts that remain from cutting the heart for the cat. I trimmed mine apart and cut back some of what felt unnecessary edges to get the look I wanted. Adhere with mere dots of liquid glue to the Whisper White panel, then to the inside of the card and voila!

For the envelope… cut a strip of coordinating Playful Pets DSP 2 1/4 x 6, adhere to the envelope flap with liquid glue and trim. Stamp the cat feet (this is a non SU! product that I have kept from years of crafting) in Tuxedo Black ink..

Playful Pets & Cast Punch Fun Fold

The person who ordered this sympathy for a cat loss, loved it… and I do too. Would like to know what you think. The product list is below for your ease of ordering. As a thank you to those who use me as their demonstrator, I offer a SU! item of choice valued at $10 when their order is between $50-$150. Please use my CURRENT HOST CODE: XS4MSSFN through Nov 18. When your order is above that amount, you still get my free item, but Stampin’ Up! offers Stampin’ Rewards for more product. It’s a real deal!

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Please let me know if you have questions by replying to this blog or by sending me an email:

tlsbrightspot@gmail.com.

Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Fun Fold

Hello! It’s MONDAY, start of a new week – woohoo! Special plans/ opportunities/ or challenges set for yourself? I’m excited about sharing today’s project with you. I have created other Poinsettia Petals cards but not with watercolor. And that’s what I have done for today – watercolor… One of the things I have learned in this card making process, is it doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. This card is not complicated, a bit time consuming maybe, but easy to break up into portions to keep the process moving along. I don’t do watercoloring nearly often enough and maybe this creation will get me back to it – as I enjoyed it quite a lot. Here’s my card…

Poinsettias Fun Fold – #1

Isn’t this pretty? I love the layers and the In Good Taste DSP creates a wonderfully simple background to show off this flower.

Process & Details…

  • First we stamp the three poinsettia petals & at least three holly leaves using Versamark ink on the Watercolor Paper – yep, Poinsettia Petals stamp set. And yes, do clean the paper by swiping it with the embossing buddy first. Swish in Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with your heat gun.
  • Watercolor using the new Water Painters: Cherry Cobbler ink & Real Red ink for the poinsettia petals; Old Olive ink and Garden Green ink for the holly leaves. I like to stamp my ink pad on an acrylic block and using my Water Painter add a bit of water, creating the depth of color I want. Begin with the lighter shade and add the darker. My poinsettias/ leaves turned out a bit lighter than I like but they are still beautiful. Set aside to dry.
  • Cut Crumb Cake card stock for the card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Cover with In Good Taste DSP 4 x 5 1/4 using liquid glue.
  • Cut another Crumb cake panel 3 1/2 x 8 1/2, scoring at 4 1/4. Adhere to the center of the card base panel with liquid glue. Adhere another panel of In Good Taste DSP to this folded front panel 3 1/4 x 4.
  • The watercolored Poinsettia Petals pieces should all be dry now, so die cut those with the Poinsetttia Dies.
  • Die cut at least three berry sprigs from the Poinsettia Dies from Brushed Metallic Paper in Gold.
  • Curl the poinsettia petals with a bone folder (the watercolor paper allows this beautifully) and put together with dimensionals. Adhere the beautiful Beaded Pearls element to the center.
  • Adhere this poinsettia to the card front with liquid glue and add the holly leaves & berry die cuts to suit you. Yes, I did curl the leaves also, and I pulled up the berries a bit once dry. I love this three-dimensional look!
  • Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink to a strip of Whisper White card stock and fussy cut. The sentiment comes from this wonderful Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Curl with the bone folder so the center is raised and each end as well. Double the dimensionals for the center of the sentiment and adherer with liquid glue just before the end curl and the card front is done!
  • Cut a panel of Whisper White card stock 3 1/4 x 4, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink – again with a sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Stamp the pine bow in Garden Green ink – and yes, it is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.
  • Adhere another panel of In Good Taste DSP (2 1/4 x 6) to the envelope flap and trim to fit. Stamp the pine bow over it in Garden Green ink. Also stamp the pine bow on the envelope front.

And here’s another photo as well

Poinsettia Petals Fun Fold #4

What a fun card! I MUST get back to doing more watercoloring… I really enjoy making Christmas cards, but soon I must stop ~ too many, too many… Guess I can resort to doing some fun tags for Christmas – yes! Perhaps that’s what I’ll do :O)

You will find the product list below. Please feel free to ask questions, either via this post or my email… tlsbrightspot@gmail.com. Thanks for being a customer! As a thank you I offer with a $50 – $150 purchase a SU! item valued at $10 – your choice of item! Please use my current HOST CODE XS4MSSFN when ordering now through Nov 18 to receive your free item.

Please let me know if I may assist you in some way.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Curvy Thinking of You

Yesterday I spoke about this Curvy bundle, how it’s available now and will be in the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and decided to feature it today with a fun twist to it. I have used two beautiful Designer Series Papers: In Good Taste and the Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP.

Curvy Thinking of You #1

I really like the In Good Taste DSP as the soft background for this card. And it definitely shows off the Curvy Dies. Curvy Dies were used to cut out not only the curves of the background, but that sweet ‘spray’, the two long leaf branches and the bird. OK, guess it’s time for a bit more detail…

  • the card base is Smokey Slate 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • the In Good Taste DSP layer is 4 x 5 1/4; cut as shown using one of the Curvy Dies & adhered with liquid glue
  • Using two Layering Ovals Dies, I cut the window frame from Whisper White card stock. I then die cut another oval from Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP and adhered it with liquid glue to the back of the frame
  • Stamp the bird on Whisper White card stock using the Quite Curvy stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color it using the Stampin Blends Seaside Spray and Flirty Flamingo. Isn’t it the sweetest? Die cut the bird with one of the Curvy Dies.
  • Stamp the floral ‘spray’ on Whisper White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink – this also comes as part of the Quite Curvy stamp set. Color it using the light & dark Just Jade Stampin Blends and the Rococco Rose Marker. Die cut using the Curvy Dies.
  • Die cut two leaf branches using the Curvy Dies: one in Soft Sea Foam & another in Pretty Peacock. Adhere the leaf branches to the floral spray with liquid glue, then adhere this to the window frame with liquid glue and dimensionals at each end of the floral spray for support.
  • Adhere the completed window frame to the front of the card with dimensionals. Adhere the bird with a mini dimensional and the card front is complete.

For the inside & the envelope…

  • On a 4 x 5 1/4 panel of Whisper White card stock, stamp the sentiment in Smokey Slate ink using the Quite Curvy stamp set.
  • Stamp the small leaf spray in Just Jade ink
  • Adhere the panel to the Smokey Slate card base and the card is done.
  • Adhere a panel of the same In Good Taste DSP to the envelope flap with liquid glue & trim to fit.
  • Stamp the sweet bird on both the envelope flap and the front of the envelope: color using Stampin Blends Seaside Spray & Flirty Flamingo.

The product list for todays project may be found below. Thanks for being a customer! As a thank you I offer with a $50 – $150 purchase a SU! item valued at $10 – your choice of item! Please use my current HOST CODE XS4MSSFN when ordering now through Nov 18 to receive your free item. Please let me know if I may assist you in some way.

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May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin! Dandy Garden Memories & More

Hello again! If you have been reading my ‘publication’, you know that Stampin’ Up! will be premiering a new catalog Jan 5. As a demonstrator it is a privilege to order particular items from that catalog. Today I am sharing a few cards that I made yesterday using the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack AND the coordinating Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.

The first card really shows off the Cards & Envelopes… The colorful daisy scene on the front is one of the ‘cards’ in the Card Pack. I simply mounted said card on a panel of Mossy Meadow card stock using liquid glue, wrapped some of the Braided linen Thread (in Mossy Meadow of course) around it, put it on dimensionals and added it to the center of the card front. In the card pack are these delightful stickers: I added the word ‘celebrate’ and if you look closely, you will also see a bumblebee sticker. :o) Depending on what I stamp on the inside (which I haven’t just yet) will determine if it says birthday or you or words of congratulations. I love that it’s ready for a final touch.

from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack – #1

Card #2 uses two more panels from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack: the large green one and the smaller panel too. Here I mounted the smaller card on a panel of Bumblebee card stock with liquid glue, used a punch to make notches on each side and wound Linen Thread twice around the panel and tied a bow. I added the sticker ‘Thinking of you’, put dimensionals on the back of the panel and voila. This one could easily be a sympathy card. Oh, the large green floral panel was adhered to a Dandy Garden Card (with liquid glue) from the cards & envelopes.

from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack – #2

Card #3 uses two more panels from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack: the larger darker panel is adhered with liquid glue to a Dandy Garden Card; the smaller panel was trimmed a bit, going around the sweet floral image on the left and stamped with a sentiment from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set (in Tuxedo Black Memento ink). I die cut a panel of Whisper White card stock using the Ornate layers Dies. I adhered this beauty with liquid glue to the large yellow panel then added the smaller panel with dimensionals. I punched a dragonfly from a piece of the Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP using the Dragonfly Punch, popped it on a mini dimensional and voila – another card!

from the Dandsy Garden Memories & More Card Pack, Dragonfly Punch, & Dragonfly Stamp Set + Ornate Layers Dies – #3

And card #4… a card for encouragement or.. thank you. This card uses another floral green panel from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack, layered on a Dandy Garden Card (from cards & envelopes). I die cut a panel from Whisper White card stock using the Rectangle Stitched Dies. To that I added the smaller card from the card pack using liquid glue; adhered the yellow sticker from the card pack and stamped a sentiment from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set. I added another floral sticker for fun. Then I wrapped a Bumblebee 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon around the end and tied a knot. This panel was adhered with liquid glue to the card front and bam – another card. (I’m probably going to add a cute Ladybug Trinket to this card, cuz it needs it!)

from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack – #4

Stampin’ Up! has what they call a Dandy Garden Suite ~ and this suite has several products in it: the Dragonfly Garden stamp set & coordinating Dragonfly Punch, the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack, Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, Ladybug Trinkets, Braided Linen Thread in Mossy Meadow, another stamp & die set I haven’t opened yet (Garden Wishes stamp set & Dandy Wishes Dies), Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP AND two sheets of stunningly glorious Dandy Laser-Cut Paper.

So why promote the suite? 10% off when purchased as a suite in lieu of purchasing individually! How is that for a reason?! Below are pictures of these products – but pictures do not give them beauty justice, just so ya know.

The Dandy Garden Suite will be available to purchase Jan 5, 2021. A Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog will be sent or hand delivered to you (if you have been a customer during the last year) in early December. In that package will also be a Sale-A-Bration catalog which will feature products that are a bonus with every product purchase of $50 or $100. Those will be available only Jan-Feb. If you have been used to Sale-A-Bration running a longer period, it is changing to run only two months.

Thanks for being a customer! As a thank you I offer with a $50 – $150 purchase a SU! item valued at $10 – your choice of item! Please use my current HOST CODE XS4MSSFN when ordering now through Nov 18 to receive your free item. Besides the Dandy Garden Suite, other products used in todays project may be found below. Please let me know if I may assist you in some way.

Another coordinated product that is available RIGHT NOW is the Curvy Celebrations products. Curvy Christmas stamp set & Classic Christmas 6×6 DSP will only be available to the end of the year, while the Quite Curvy Bundle will be in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog – but all of it is AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE NOW in the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle seen below.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

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