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SU! Hand- Drawn Blooms and Banner Blooms Dies

Hi Everyone – it’s going to be another scorcher here on the East coast followed by rain this afternoon ~ a definite stay in the air conditioning kind of day. Our daughter lives not far and their ac is broken – a new ‘mother board’ had to be ordered. They, my friends, are miserable! And with all this isolation and stuff, they are uncomfortable coming here for the night. Doubt they slept very well last night 😞 On with the card – right?

In yesterday’s post, I shared the die cut and I decided to see what I could make of it. It isn’t my favorite, but I think it turned out well, and it’s already in the mail, so there you go…

Banner Blooms Dies

And here are the ingredients to make this lovely…

  • Gorgeous Grape cs/ ink
  • Pear Pizzazz cs (extra leaves) and marker
  • Whisper White (banner & inside panel)
  • Playing with Patterns 6×6 (die cut)
  • embellishments ~ Pearl Basic jewels, Playing with Patterns Resin Dots
  • Wink of Stella
  • Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set
  • BAnner Blooms Dies
  • Sunflower Dies
  • Thick Whisper White cs

And here’s the how to…

Die cut the bouquet using the Banner Blooms Dies and Playing with Patterns of 6×6. Add Wink of Stella to the very small daisy like flowers, then wherever else suits you. It’s easier to do this before adhering but you can certainly add more later. Adhere very loosely with liquid glue to the Gorgeous Grape card base ~ in the banner area and a couple of places in the upper portion.. Notice in the picture the bottom half of the bouquet is not adhered at all. Stamp the banner with Memento Black ink on Whisper White and die cut using the Banner Blooms Dies. You will need to trim the excess. I wanted the extra little ‘tufts’ at the ends of the banner as I liked them :). Use a bone folder to soften the paper to make it bend and curl a bit. Adhere double dimensionals in the center only and glue dots near the ends, but allow the ends to curl up.

Now’s the time to do all the ‘trimmings’ ~ I added the Bumblebee Playing with Patterns Resin Dots and lots of tiny pearls (Pearls Basic Jewels) to the smallest flowers. I stamped one of the daisies from the Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set in Gorgeous Grape, die cut it with the Banner Blooms Dies and covered it in Wink of Stella. This moves the ink color around a bit. I added a dimensional to it and placed it on one of the flowers that had a similar shape. I then die cut a couple of leaves from the Sunflower Dies in Pear Pizzazz. They are a similar shape to the leaves in the bouquet and gave a nice accent. Adhere this panel to a Thick Whisper White card base using dimensionals and your card front is ready!.

The inside and the envelope…

Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set
Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set


Let me say – I love this little daisy! It is just cute, cute, cute… I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape several times across the bottom of the Whisper White panel. I then added stems and leaves with a Pear Pizzazz marker.  This was adhered to a panel of Gorgeous Grape with liquid glue then added to the inside of the card, again with liquid glue.







For the envelope I covered the flap in a remnant of the Playing with Patterns 6×6 paper and added a strip of Highland Heather, then I stamped the cute daisy, again with Gorgeous Grape.

And woohoo – your card is ready! As I said earlier, this is already in the mail and I used it as an anniversary card for a very special couple.

I hope you liked today’s card. Be well, stay safe.



Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

SU! Hand Drawn Bloom stamp set and Banner Blooms Dies

Hi All – happy Wednesday! I hope you made through all the cards as part of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop… fun wasn’t it? Now for today’s inspiration… Hand Drawn Blooms and the matching Banner Bloom Dies – both new in the SU! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. Here’s the card…

Hand Drawn Blooms stamp set
Banner Blooms Dies

This reminds me so much of a country garden ~ I really, really like it! Here are the supplies I used…

  • lots of Blends: Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade light & dar, Daffodil Delight light and dark, Highland Heather light and dark and Bronze
  • Garden Green cs and ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Daffodil Delight cs (for the banner)
  • Whisper White cs AND Whisper White Thick cs
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Hand Drawn
    Blooms stamp set
  • Banner Blooms Dies

And here’s the how to…

First of all, the floral bouquet is in two parts.. stamp the upper portion first (well, I did…) in Garden Green on a Whisper White panel, then stamp the bottom half. It’s a little fussy and took me practicing with a scrap but it worked. The Stamparatus is a big help with this since the top is fairly large and I stamped it a couple of times to get the shade of green I wanted and everything covered. Then the fun began with coloring the various flowers. These are such tiny flowers it doesn’t take much more than just a dot of the Blends tip for some of them.

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Daffodil Delight with Memento Black ink, then die cut it with the Banner Blooms Dies. It will need trimming down to size as this is an ‘all in one die’! (There’s a picture later…I wanted the banner to be raised in the middle so once I did the die cut (from the Banner Blooms Dies), I doubled the dimensionals in the center and took my bone folder and gently rolled the paper. The banner tips curl up nicely. I also added a glue dot  just before the banner curls up at the end. Last but definitely not least, were the Rhinestone Basic Jewels. They added just the right sparkle to this card!

Adhere this card panel to a slightly larger Garden Green cs, put dimensionals on the back and adhere to a Thick Whisper White card base. Your card front is ready!

The inside…

Hand Drawn Blooms stamp set
Banner Blooms Dies

So simple and fun… Die cut the stems/ leaves (all one die) in Garden Green cs and adhere with liquid glue to the Whisper White panel. Stamp the daisy in Memento Black in and color with Daffodil Delight Bends and the center with the Bronze. Die cut and adhere it with liquid glue. The smaller daisy is stamped right on the panel, with Memento Black ink and colored with Daffodil Delight. Adhere to a slightly larger Garden Green panel with liquid glue and then into the Thick Whisper White. Your card is complete!

The envelope was extra fun to do…

Hand Drawn Blooms stamp set

Randomly stamp the poppy from the Hand drawn Blooms stamp set in Memento Black ink, both on the card front and the envelope flap. Color just the envelope front with both light and dark Poppy Parade Blends. TIP: When coloring an envelope, slip a large piece of scrap cs inside the envelope so the Blends do not bleed through :O) ask me how I know that! 

Your card is ready to send to someone… This could easily be a birthday or new job or graduation card – your imagination is the limit. Fun right? Now I want to share with you the whole fun die… It will be used in a future post, maybe even tomorrow :O) Who knows?

Banner Blooms Dies

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches, Forever Fern and Forever Flourishing Dies

Hi Folks! Gosh, yesterday it was 74 and rainy, today is 58 and a bit cloudy but sun should come through. Quite a disparity still in weather temps. I’ll be working out in the front later this morning as we had to remove a tree a couple of years ago and the pachysandra got fried last year in the summer sun. Removing pachysandra is a job and a half! Plus the soil needs amending a bit as it’s very sandy and new plants are going in. I just may be out there a while…

So here’s today’s card… I love the soft colors used here and the fonts in the Forever Fern stamp set are just lovely

Tasteful Touches flower
Forever Flourishing Dies

Here are all the goodies I used to make this beautiful card…

  • Petal Pink cs
  • Crumb Cake cs
  • Soft Sea Foam cs and ink
  • Whisper White cs
  • Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon 5/8″ white
  • Braided Linen Trim 3/16″
  • In Good Taste DSP
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing folder
  • Forever Fern stamp set
  • Forever Flourishing Dies:
  • For the flower… Tasteful Touches stamp set; Soft Suede ink, Wink of Stella and Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blends

Here’s a photo of the flower created a few days ago and sitting on my desk just waiting 😏 Remember I used the flower on the right in yesterday’s post.

Tasteful Touches

Here are the details for making this card…

  • Using the Forever Flourishing Dies, die cut sprig and spray in Soft Sea Foam cs and sponge dauber the edges to give them more dimension
  • Again using the Forever Flourishing Dies, cut the berry spray in Crumb Cake and “color” with Wink of Stella. This helps tie in the flower that is covered in Wink of Stella and gives it glimmer, sparkle and glam!
  • Cut a 1/2  x 4 strip of the In Good Taste DSP. Gosh there are some gorgeous patterns in this pack!
  • Petal Pink is cut 4 x 5 1/4 and is embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing folder. Spritz lightly with water prior to sending it through your embossing machine. This allows the paper to have a bit more ‘give and flexibility’ to take on the design of the folder. This is a must have folks – just sayin…

Putting it all together…

  • Adhere the DSP about 1 1/4″ from the bottom using liquid glue.
  • Cover this with a strip of the Polka Dot Tulle 5/8″ ribbon. Adhere in back with snail.
  • Wrap a piece of the Braided Linen Trim over this, centering, and adhere in back with tape.
  • Slip the larger foliage die cut between ribbon and DSP and adhere with liquid glue., leaving many of the leaves loose to curl for texture and dimension.
  • Adhere the Crumb Cake berries with a glue dot, then add the leaf swag over this adhering with a glue dot
  • Add the prepped flower with dimensionals.
  • Finally add the linen and Polka Dot Tulle bow with a glue dot.
  • Adhere this embossed panel to Petal Pink cs cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. Your card front is complete! Easy peasy…

For the inside…

Forever Fern stamp set
  • Stamp the leaf and berry stamp from the Forever Fern stamp set with Soft Sea Foam. While it’s readily available, go ahead and stamp your envelope flap and front as well
  • Stamp the sentiment from the same set using Soft Suede.
  • Adhere to the inside of your card and voila – all done! Even your envelope is ready 😉

This would make a fabulous wedding or anniversary card! So what do you think? This stamp set – Forever Fern with matching dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, are must haves for this next year. Matter of fact, I just might wear them out from use!!! And Tasteful Touches is another equally beautiful set, They coordinate so well together. I love how Stampin’ Up! does that.

Tasteful Touches stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies
Tasteful Touches stamp set
Forever Fern w/ matching Dies

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I look forward to hearing from you. Tell me what you like about the card and share a picture of yours with me too.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

And… Happy Memorial Day weekend. Special thanks to all those in the armed services who have served and continue to serve our country. You are amazing people!

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.

Thanks for stopping by today.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


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