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Stampin’ Up Painted Poppies and Poppy Moments Dies

We have had this delightfully cool weather this week but it is coming to an end with rain expected today followed by hot, hot air. Ugh – I really enjoy having our windows and doors open, hearing God’s creatures sing me awake in the mornings.There is a peace about it that soothes my soul.

Do you remember how I tend to gravitate toward tone-on-tone cards? Today’s is like that with a splash of color that really makes it pop. Have a look…

Painted Poppies
Poppy Moments Dies
#1

Gorgeous isn’t it? Or maybe stunning is the right word. At any rate, you are going to be delightfully pleased at how simple it is.

Supplies needed:

  • Ornate Layers Dies
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Poppy Moments Dies
  • Painted Poppies stamp set
  • All Dressed Up Dies (label for sentiment)
  • 2020-2022 In Color Magenta Madness 6×6 DSP (envelope flap)
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots – Just Jade
  • Magenta Madness cs
  • Just Jade cs
  • Whisper White & Thick Whisper White
  • Vellum
  • Basic Black cs
  • Stazon Black ink

Take a Whisper White 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 panel and the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, run it through the die cutting/ embossing machine Using the large rectangle die in the Ornate Layers Dies, die cut that panel. So, so pretty. Adhere it to the Thick Whisper White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card base with the Stampin Seal.

Take a scrap of vellum (about 3 1/2″ square) and die cut the larger poppy from Poppy Moments Dies. Now die cut in Magenta Madness the outline of that same poppy. Adhere together just in the center with liquid glue. Die cut a center out of Basic Black cs and adhere with liquid glue. (I intentionally used the smallest die for this, but there are at least two other dies that would be appropriate. The choice is yours, which is half the fun!)

Die cut leaves from the Poppy Moments Dies out of Just Jade – I did three. These are very delicate leaves and I like to have them a bit loose on a card, less structured, more like nature. Adhere with liquid glue on just a few leaves. TIP: Because the background of the poppy is vellum and see-through, I didn’t want the stems & leaves really showing through. Therefore, when adhering I simply hid them behind a section of the Magenta Madness as best I could and trimmed the stems as necessary.

Stamp the needed sentiment (here I used So Sentimental stamp set) onto Whisper White using Black Stazon ink then die cut from Whisper White a label/ banner from the All Dressed Up Dies. Adhere with dimensionals. Add three Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your card front is complete!

For the inside…

Poppy Moments Dies
#2

With Magenta Madness cs die cut two of the smaller outline poppies. Adhere to the Thick Whisper White card inside with liquid glue. OPTION: Adhere enough Adhesive Sheet to the back of Magenta Madness prior to running through the die cutting machine. This allows for peel ‘n stick attaching to cs.I didn’t do this – cuz I forgot! Your card is now complete.

Painted Poppies
Poppy Moments Dies
#3

The envelope…

To the envelope flap, adhere a piece of Magenta Madness 2020-2022 In Color DSP, trim to fit. To the card front, with Magenta Madness ink, stamp off the poppy “background” stamp then stamp onto the envelope front. With Stazon Black ink, stamp the outline poppy. And the card is ready for mailing!

Painted Poppies stamp set
Poppy Moments Dies
#4

This card is going to a friend who just had a hip replacement. Its cheery colors will hopefully lift her spirits. I love how this card turned out – the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing folder adds a depth of elegance too.

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JOIN MY TEAM

Before getting on with my day – and yours, I just want to share with you some exciting news from Stampin’ Up! The new die cutting/ embossing machine is going to be available for preorder to demonstrators Aug 4.  I am so excited… this die cutting/ embossing machine has a solid magnet plate that should prevent the dies from being “pulled” to somewhere other than where you put them on the plate! YAY! So how can you be part of that preorder Aug 4 – JOIN MY TEAM! Above is a bit more info about how to join my team as a demonstrator AND below a bit more about the die cutting/ embossing machine. Pretty cool machine isn’t it? I can’t wait to order mine.

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

SU! A Box and Tasteful Labels Dies

Hello again… did you miss me yesterday? I hope so :o) Today’s project is not a card at all. I was doing some tidying of my craft space yesterday  (seems as though I’m always doing that) and decided to make a container to hold die cut pieces, stamped pieces, odds and ends like that. I didn’t want anything too large (my crafting area is rather small) and I wanted it to compliment other containers. Gosh, do you need all that explanation? Maybe not… anyway, here is my project.

SU! Tasteful Labels Dies & storage
#1

And a side view…

SU! Tasteful Labels Dies & storage
#2

And here’s a view with the box slightly open, so you can see the holder slides out…

SU! Tasteful Labels Dies & storage
#3

I made two of these, pretty much same size… one holds paper clips and small binder clips – both of which I use a lot. The other holds those die cuts I mentioned earlier. The difference in the two boxes is that one has a ribbon for sliding the holder out of the sleeve, the other has a taller ‘end’ for sliding through the sleeve in and out. Hopefully you can see that in the photos.

Supplies used…

  • Window sheet – 2 3/8 x 5
  • Tasteful Labels Dies
  • Just Jade cs (for the base) 5 1/2 x 8
  • Forever Greenery DSP 7 3/4 x 5
  • Tear n Tape

I wanted the base to have strength so the sides of the base needed to fold over themselves. Here’s are two fairly good pictures of what the base looked like after scoring and trimming.

Storage base
#4
Storage base
#5
  • Score around all sides 5/8″ & 1 3/8″ and burnish.
  • Trim as in above photos, then add Tear n Tape as in photos.
  • Fold over those longer areas seen in photo 5, adhering the sides for strength.
  • Turn over and complete the adhering of the ends so the box is now solid and secure.

The top… BIG TIP… when creating tops or lids for boxes, scoring needs to be just a shade different so the box slides in and out easily. Use a shim against the side of the scoring tool to create that needed space. I used a piece of window sheet, but you could easily use a piece of cs.

  • Cut the Forever Greenery DSP 7 3/4 x 5
  • With your shim to the far edge of the scoring tool, score at 7/8, 3 15/16, 4 3/16 and 6 5/8. Burnish. Add Tear n Tape to one end.
  • Determine which wide side is your top, and use the Tasteful Labels Dies to die cut an opening
  • Adhere window sheet (2 3/8 x 5) to inside with Tear n Tape
  • Wrap around your base for fitting. Trim excess if necessary then adhere together. Voila!  Here’s the photo of the completed box again…
    SU! Tasteful Labels Dies & storage
    #3

    Fun, right? Fill with those extras on your stamping table so you have more space to create… 😏

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card (or box filled with goodies!)

 

 

Stampin’ Up! and DSP

Hi everyone! Monday, Monday – do you remember that song? Don’t ask me why but it’s rumbling through my brain. Goodness… Today’s card is super simple… a show-off of a DSP and some ribbon, a little of this and that. I like the color combo, the simplicity of it and the fact it could serve so many purposes AND that it shows off both sides of the DSP. Let’s take a look…

2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP
#1

Here are the supplies needed to make this quickie:

  • Misty Moonlight cs and ink
  • Bumblebee cs
  • Whisper White cs
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP – Misty Moonlight
  • Elegant Faceted Germs
  • Bumblebee Gingham 1/4″ Ribbon
  • Many Mates stamp set
  • Hooray To You stamp set
  • Ornate Frames Dies

That seems like a long list of supplies, but once the cs is cut, this card will go together licekety-split. Let me tell you how to do it…

Misty Moonlight cs is the card base cut 8 1/2 x 5 12 then scored at 4 1/4. Remove 3 1/4 of what should be the front of the card, so that 1″ is left beyond the score line. Cut the DSP 4 x 5 1/2. Lay the DSP inside the card, folding the 1″ section over it. Now use the adhesive (I used the new Stampin Seal) to run down the far left side of the DSP and the outer rim of the 1″ fold-over. Making certain the edges of the DSP align with the back of the card, close the 1″ fold-over so it adheres to the DSP. Voila! Now add all the fun stuff to make this card special…

Stamp the sentiment from Many Mates stamp set with Misty Moonlight ink onto a Whisper White scrap. Use the Ornate Frames Dies to cut it into a banner then cut another banner out of Bumblebee. The Whisper White banner gets dimensionals and is attached to the Bumblebee banner. Add the Elegant Faceted Gems – I used the white gems, the larger in the center and smaller ones on either side. These are so neat!  Add dimesnionals to the Bumblebee piece as well but set it aside while fussing with the Bumblebee Gingham 1/4″ ribbon. Here’s my TIP for the ribbon: Don’t cut it just yet; lay it where you think you might want it and run just a tiny bit of Stampin Seal to adhere the one section of the ribbon. I try to work the ribbon in about a 2″ space horizontally on the card. Attach as you get the placement just right.  Since Stampin Seal is used on both sides of the ribbon, use very small amounts in order to move it where you want it without tearing the paper – don’t press it down too firmly either. Get the ribbon the way you like it, then place the banner over top and sort of centered on the DSP. Since the banner is on dimensionals, it allows the ribbon bit of give. Now cut the ribbon – and woohoo, your card front is done!

 

The inside is a Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4, with a 1/2″ strip of the same DSP across the bottom. Add the sentiment using Misty Moonlight ink and the Hooray To You stamp set. Adhere the panel with liquid glue to the inside of your card and the card is done…

#2

The envelope gets a bit of stamping from the Hooray To You stamp set and a bit of DSP as well. And that’s it!

2020-2022 In Color DSP
#3

Wasn’t that easy and fun? You can do it too… Stampin’ Up has a a couple of “specials” going on right now. The first is when ordering over $150 double Stampin rewards kicks in – and the buyer receives rewards to get items free from Stampin’ Up!. right then and there! Not only that, but when you purchase from me and your purchase is between $50- $150, you receive a free $10 SU! item of your choice. Use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDM for that order. If your order is over $150, while you still get the frtee item from me, DO NOT use the Host Code as SU! will give you those double rewards. Sounds awesome doesn’t it! Let me know if I can help you get started… fee free to send me an email to tlsbrightspot@gmail.com

 

AND there’s a “joining a team” special as well – look at this cool flyer to get the details…  06.03.20_FLYER_RECRUITING_PROMO_NA

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

SU! Jar of Flowers

Hi Everyone… It’s Friday, TGIF day and the weather folks say it’s a beautiful weekend ahead. YAY! Tomorrow is hubby’s b’day 😍 and we are headed to a National Park picnic area to meet up with our kids and their families ~ eek ~ so excited! But we have to be so careful… elder daughters hubby is compromised health~wise and so is their older son (age 19)… just sayin’ it’s been six months since we have seen that family in person and I so badly want to hug every one of them…. But I am going to be good, good, good. I rarely go out so definitely self quarantining, and I don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize their health. We are taking chairs so we can socially distance, and we are not sharing food. Our other daughter/ hubby will be there too but they live about 20 minutes from us and while we socially distance, we see them about once a week, which is really nice. Sounds sterile doesn’t it? But there will be love and laughter… and celebration! 💕💕 Enough already…

Today’s card has a definite country look…Does it ever happen that the vision you have is NOT what is created? Well, that definitely happened with this card, but I still like it… here ’tis…

Jar of Flowers stamp set
#1

And here are the products used to make this card…

  • Jar of Flowers stamp set
  • Lovely Youn stamp set (sentiment & leaf on inside panel)
  • Bumblebee cs
  • Early Espresso cs & ink
  • Thick Whisper White cs
  • Watercolor paper (which probably should have been Whisper White cs :O)
  • Linen Thread
  • Pear Pizzazz ink
  • Mint Macaron ink
  • Balmy Blue ink
  • Black Stazon ink
  • Lots of Blends: Lt Old Olive, Daffodil Delight combo pack, Early
    Espresso combo pack, Pumpkin Pie combo pack, Highland Heather combo pack, Dk Petal Pink

And here’s the how…

Stamp the flower image in Black Stazon ink. And here was my mistake… I wanted this to be done in watercolor, but the image is really too small. Watercolor is great for backgrounds or a larger image, so I switched and colored the flowers with Blends… Make a mask with the flower stamp, place it over the flower and stamp the jar (vase) in Pear Pizzazz. I wanted this jar to look like one of the old fashioned blue-green glass canning jars. Stamp the water in Balmy Blue. Not for nothing, but this should have been stamped off at least once! Stamp the stems in Pear Pizzazz.

Use the Take Your Pick tool and the Stampin ‘ Pierce mat to punch four small holes at the edge of the opening. Weave the Linen Thread through the holes and tie a bow. Love it! The card front is ready to be adhered to Bumblebee cs, then early Espresso, put on dimensionals and on to the Thick Whisper White card base. Nice!

The inside…

Lovely You stamp set
#2

Stamp the sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set in Early Espresso and the leaf from this same set in Pear Pizzazz, stamped off at least twice so it’s a soft image onto a Whisper White panel. This is a wonderful stamp set with super fonts – just sayin’. Adhere with liquid glue to a Bumblebee panel and then to the card inside. Your card is now ready for an envelope!

 

The envelope..,.

Jar of Flowers stamp set #3

I had some paper strips left over from cutting down cs so simply adhered them to the flap and the front of the card. What do you think? This idea would be very appropriate for a masculine card but sure ties this card to the envelope – and I like it…  TIP: I usually have my Silicone craft sheet handy when I do this, so as not to get glue all over my work surface. Paper strips often have glue on the ends that go beyond the paper it’s being adhered to and the Silicone craft sheet is so easy to clean… just roll the glue with your finger and that’s it!

While this card did not turn out as I had envisioned, it is a definite ‘send now’ kind of card that I want to share with someone special – so out it will go today… Would you like to make this same card and maybe don’t have the stamp sets or Blends? I you do not have a demonstrator, shop with me! Use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM if your product purchase is between $50-$150 to receive a free SU! $10 item of your choice from me. If your purchase is over $150, do not use the host code. (yes, you will still receive the gift from me…) SU! will allow you to use their Stampin’ Rewards for free items too. So there you go ~ have at it, shop away. If you do not have a catalog just yet, please browse through the PDF attached, then let me know how I can help.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card!

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
#1

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
#2
Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set
#3

 

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.

 

 

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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
#1

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
#2

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
#3

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
#4

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To place an order please use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM if your order is between $50- $150 to receiver a free SU! item from me worth $10. Over $150 you still receive the free item from me AND the rewards SU! offers right now – and they are double right now – so double rewards… IF YOU do not have a demonstrator, pleaswe contact me for further details on receiving a catalog. In case you wish to peruse a catalog now – here is a PDF version.

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

SU! So Much Happy

Hello Everyone! Today’s card is made with the brand new So Much Happy Stamp Set and matching dies… Happy Dies. You are going to love this set… it has so much to offer and I had the best time making today’s card.

And thank you for stopping by… Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop is full of fabulous cards and inspiration. Here’s mine…

So Much Happy stamp set
Happy Dies
Playing with Patterns DSP
#1

Oh so much to share about this card… first of all, masculine or feminine, child or adult – it fits!  Next – the dies (Happy Dies) and paper (Playing With Patterns 6×6 DSP) make this card so easy. And the stamp set ( So Much Happy) allows you to make this not just a birthday card but also a graduation or a celebration of a wonderful person.

Here’s a list of supplies…

  • So Much Happy stamp set (card front and envelope front)
  • Happy Dies (card front)
  • Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP (card front)
  • Whisper White cs (background for card front and inside panel)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 ( banner on card front and envelope flap)
  • Best Year stamp set (for the inside sentiment)
  • Bumblebee cs and ink (card base and balloons on envelope)
  • Calypso Coral cs (balloon tail and inside panel)
  • Stazon black ink (sentiments)
  • Journaling pen (balloon tails on envelope)

And here’s the how to…

I started by choosing to play with the Playing With Patterns 6×6 DSP – so many fun papers in this stack! Because it already had this wonderful angle design, I followed that angle and used the die cut from the Happy Dies.  OK, what else? I played around with some other options for the balloon and star but returned to the scraps of the Playing With Patterns 6×6 DSP and came up with a match for the balloon tail as well (Calypso Coral) die cut both the balloon and star  and the tail at the same time. :o) Next I stamped the birthday sentiment. Then I wanted just one more accent… the Happy Dies have two dies that do not cut but EMBOSS your paper with a design. I used the one that looks like a broken underscore line and embossed it between the HAPPY and the birthday. Can you see it in the photo? If you put your curser on the photo and enlarge it, it’s visible and really adds a fun touch to the card. I adhered the balloon tail where I wanted it then adhered this DSP panel to Whisper White, put dimensionals on the balloon and star and attached. I wasn’t quite ready to stop – – I die cut the banner twice using the Happy Dies and the 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP (Bumblebee). I die cut it twice to add dimension to the banner. This was adhered with small dots of liquid glue. This completed panel was adhered to the Bumblebee cs with dimesnionals. Card front complete!

The inside…

Best Year stamp set
#2

Don’t you love the different fonts in this sentiment?  And the sentiment is pretty darn neat too :o) This was stamped in Stazon black ink onto a Whisper White panel for a very crisp look – using the Best Year stamp set. This in turn, was adhered to Calypso Coral with liquid glue then attached to the card inside, again with liquid glue. Your card is done!

Now for the envelope… let’s take a peek at that envelope again…

So Much Happy stamp set
2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP
#3

I stamped the balloons with Bumblebee ink (new In Color!) and added the tails with my black Journaling pen. The envelope flap got covered with the 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 Bumblebee paper and the card set was done!

Now let me show you one of the other dies in this Happy Dies package that allows you to emboss a pattern on the card. You may need to enlarge the photon to see it though. I stamped the sentiment, added the embossing to the left and at near the bottom of the panel and adhered it to a Calypso Coral panel before realizing it was going in the wrong direction for my card! It’s been saved, have no worries there, but look for the embossing in the photo below.

Happy Dies
Best Year stamp set
#4

Such a fun cheerful card. I hope you enjoyed… Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card ❤️

Now on to the next person on the hop or go to the person before me… enjoy! And if you get lost along the way, here’s a list of those participating today.

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic: https://wp.me/paaNf4-2lT
  2. Leslie Larkin: https://leslielarkin.com/beautiful-world-bundle/
  3. Akiko Sudano: https://wp.me/paOv8E-1hC
  4. Karen Finkle: https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2020/06/stampin-up-amys-inkin-krew-blog-hop.html
  5. Jaimie Babarczy: https://wp.me/p79UhD-3WJ
  6. Mary Deatherage: https://wp.me/p5snyt-dhf
  7. Terry Lynn Bright: https://wp.me/p8fxPh-y7
  8. Donna Leonard: http://stampdabbles.com/?p=2030
  9. Amy Koenders: https://wp.me/p2SFwf-jMS

 

 

SU!Thank You with DSP Focus

Hi Everyone! Today’s card was created for our neighbor who so generously gave us unused mulch… of course, I had to cart it uphill to our yard, but hey, it was free…  useful… and needed. So there you have it.😉 We have great neighbors! And I totally cased this card from Amy Koenders!

Here’s the card…

Ornate Thanks stamp set
Ornate Layers Dies
#1

And here’s a list of supplies…

  • Ornate Thanks stamp set
  • Ornate Layers Dies
  • Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color ribbon
  • In Good Taste DSP
  • Neutral 6×6 DSP – Night of Navy
  • Night of Navy ink & cs
  • Whisper White cs
  • Smokey Slate cs
  • Versamark
  • White embossing powder

And here’s how I did it…

I started by die cutting the two rectangles for the front using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I adhered these two together with the new Stampin Seal (it works great… has an end cap so it doesn’t stick to anything else when you put it away. I’m happy with it.) I then adhered them to the card front (Smokey Slate) with the same Stampin Seal. With Night of Navy cs I stamped the card front sentiment with Versamark ink using the Ornate Thanks stamp set, sprinkled it with White Embossing powder and heat set it. TIP… this needs to cool a bit before handling as it’s kinda sticky while still warm. I then die cut it using the Ornate Layers Dies. This was put on dimensionals and set aside. I cut a length of ribbon from the Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color spool and adhered it with the Stampin Seal. The sentiment on dimesnionals was placed over the top and centered on the card.

For the inside…

Ornate Thanks stamp set
#2

With a panel of Whisper White cs, I stamped the sentiment from Ornate Thanks stamp set in Night of Navy. I adhered a strip of the Neutral 6×6 DSP in Night of Navy 1/4″ from the bottom and added another strip of the In Good Taste DSP over the top. This was adhered to the Smokey Slate card base and the card was complete!

The envelope…

Ornate Thanks stamp set #3

Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy from the Ornate Thanks stamp set. Adhere the Neutrals 6×6 Night of Navy to the envelope flap and the envelope is complete. Wheee. Easy peasy and so perfect for our neighbors.

All of these products may be found in the new 2020-2021 SU! catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and wish to have a catalog, contact me. Either way, here’s a PDF copy for you to browse at your leisure.

2020 AC US

It is such a beautiful day and I am so very thankful…

for my health, for life, for sun, for rain, for nature, for all of God’s world.

It is not a perfect place, especially right now. But I am still thankful.

Thanks for stopping by.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

SU! Prized Peony

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

Prized Peony
Peony Dies
#1

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

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

Let’s get busy and make this card…

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

The inside and envelope…

Prized Peony
#2
Prized peony
Peony Dies
Peony Garden DSP
#3
  • Stamp the sentiment in the upper left corner in Smokey Slate onto a Whisper White panel 5 x 5 1/4. In the lower right corner, stamp the smallest peony in Smokey Slate stamping off TWICE.
  • While you have this sweet flower handy, stamp your envelope: once on the front and once on the flap. Adhere a strip of Petal Pink next to the flap fold with liquid glue – trim excess.
  • Adhere the Whisper White stamped piece to Petal Pink 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and adhere this to the inside of your card. Card is complete – easy peasy!

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

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

 

 

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