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Stampin’ Up! Congrats Card with Simply Succulents

My focus the last several days has been to create cards that require no extra postage. Sometimes this is easier for me than other times. Today’s card was easier, although I so badly wanted to add a layer and of course more dimensionals. But I restrained myself!

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This stunning laser-like front is a die cut from the Potted Succulents Dies. Isn’t it gorgeous? The sentiment AND the banner are also from the Simply Succulents bundle. This front panel was die cut from Basic White card stock and applied with liquid glue to the Soft Succulent card stock base, one of the new In Colors. Another possibility for adhering this would be to apply the Adhesive Sheets to the back of the Basic White card stock, then die cut the panel. I didn’t do that, but it’s a perfect option. The next thing I did was stamp the sentiment from the Simply Succulents stamp set in Soft Succulent ink on a Basic White card stock piece, then die cut it with the Potted Succulents Dies. I covered the back with Seal+ as I wanted some kind of ribbon or cording behind the sentiment banner. After playing with many different options, I settled with the Simply Elegant Trim in Silver and wove it onto the back of the banner, making it look as though it were a large bow. 🙂 This photo does not show it well at all, but it looks really nice in person! I added three Genial Gems in the green and the card front was complete.

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For the inside I found two stamp sets with the sentiments I wanted to use: Many Happenings for the ‘YOU DID IT!’ and Inspired Thoughts for the ‘Congratulations’. These were stamped in Soft Succulent ink on a Basic White panel and for a final touch I added another Genial Gems in the green. This was adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue and the card was done.

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For the envelope I poked around in my DSP packets and found this wonderful leaf pattern from In The Wild 12 x 12 DSP. It brings in the colors perfectly. It was adhered with liquid glue and trimmed to fit – voila!

I’m so pleased with the way this card turned out – and without all the layering I usually do 🙂 And you probably noticed, monochromatic again. One of my favs…

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. 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 NEW HOST CODE – 4A6RJ2TA . 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. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Stampin’ Up! has two promotions going on right now: Last Chance Products for those items from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (ends Jun 30!), and the Kits Promotion. Read below for more info on both!

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KITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection at www.stampinup.com/kits. But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you!

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Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Be inspired. Create. Share.

Card cuts:

Simply Succulent – 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2

Basic White 5 x 5 3/8 (front), 4 x 5 1/4 (inside), 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 (banner)

In The Wild DSP – 2 1/4 x 6

Stampin’ Up! Spiral Dye Congrats

Yesterday must have been a whirlwind at the Stampin’ Up! offices. With the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog going live, the joining special, the Host special – wow! They are rockin’ it! Today I am celebrating our grandson who was just admitted to University of Performing Arts. He will begin in the fall and is so excited, he is just beside himself. 🙂 He’s been involved in theater for some time and this has been a dream for a while. The pandemic and costs slowed the process, but now it’s a ‘go’ and today’s card is all about that.

Spiral Dye Congrats – #1

Does this look kinda like tie dye to you? It certainly does to me… and tie dye shirts are popular to this day. So how did I do this… first of all I looked at a couple of videos: Mary Deatherage & Bruno Bertucci are two of them I watched – and I encourage you to do that. Next thing was to set up my Stamparatus and since this is one big stamp, that was easy. I use this Stamparatus a LOT. I began with a square Basic White card stock and chose markers to use for coloring the stamp: Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy and Highland Heather for the first go around, then So Saffron for the second. Why markers you ask… if using more than one color, the ink pads just don’t work. And for some reason, the sponge daubers come off too light. So… the brush end of the markers worked well and was pretty quick. I started with the Highland Heather first and simply colored the stamp and stamped it on the square Basic White card stock. I followed around coloring all the stamp using the colors mentioned. Once I had colored the entire dye I rotated the paper a full 180 degrees and colored the entire stamp with So Saffron. I probably could have used the ink pad for this since it was just one color – but I didn’t. Next time…

Once I had done all the stamping I determined the mats and card base. After futzing around a bit, So Saffron became the card base with the next layer Rich Razzleberry (on dimensionals). I knew I wanted to die cut the letters, so pulled out Playful Alphabet Dies and Foam Adhesive and Night of Navy card stock. I adhered the Foam Adhesive to a Night of Navy strip that was probably 1 1/4 x 6. That could be a bit long – but not much. I didn’t want to waste the Foam Adhesive! I ran the letters through the die cut machine at least three times to make certain the cuts went all the way through. They were perfect and popped out nicely. I adhered them to a Basic White strip that I had already cut to the proper length and had trimmed the ends with the Fancy Label Punch. I didn’t want the ends on this piece square and this was just enough curve. I layered this strip to a piece of Rich Razzleberry with Stampin’ Seal, then put dimensionals on the back and placed it on the card front. I die cut our grandsons name – also out of Night of Navy with Foam Adhesive on the back and covered the name with Wink of Stella. It was then added to the card front.

This is thick – and if I were mailing it, would need to go in a padded envelope. But thankfully – I’m not mailing it… We get to see our Grands IN PERSON for the first time since August of 2020!!! WOOHOO!!! Happy Mother’s Day to me – and to our daughter… I’m getting carried away – back to the card… If I didn’t explain, the layers are like this: So Saffron card base; Rich Razzleberry on dimensionals with the Spiral Dye card adhered with liquid glue to it – followed by the words/ letters. The card front is now complete.

Spiral Die Congrats, inside – #2

For the inside I took a panel of Basic White and added some of the trimmed Spiral Dye card stock with Stampin’ Seal. I then stamped the two sentiments from A Grand Kid stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink – again using my Stamparatus. I really like the mixed fonts on this! The Basic White panel was adhered to Rich Razzleberry with liquid glue then into the inside of the card and voila – all done! I think he’s going to like this…

Spiral Dye Congrats – #3

I wanted to do something different on the flap so took some Rich Razzleberry scraps and adhered them with liquid glue, trimmed the extra. I then ran it through the Painted Texture 3D Embosssing Folder, which gave it some great texture. For the front I adhered some extra strips of leftover card front pieces. Done, done, done.

This was definitely a fun play with a new stamp – the Spiral Dye. I also see this with a butterfly – again.. another day, another card 🙂

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog They may be found in the list below. 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 NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . 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. If you have questions just let me know. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Joining Special!!! And Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves with promotions. The first is the JOIN promotion… for $99 you may choose $155 worth of products beginning today through the end of May. It just doesn’t get much better than that. Click the image to join.

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Questions? contact me @ tlsbrightspot@gmail.com

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May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies Peek – a -boo Card

Today’s card features the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies DSP and several coordinating products: Peaceful Poppies Elements, Poppy Moments Dies, the Peaceful Moments stamp set AND the Painted Poppies stamp set – all in one card! So fun… here it is…

Peaceful Poppies Peek-a-boo Card

And here’s how to make it…

  • Whisper White Thick card stock for the card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere to the card front with liquid glue.
  • Using the second largest circle in the Layering Circles Dies, cut a circle about 3/4″ from the top and centered right to left.
  • Cut another circle out of coordinating Peaceful Poppies DSP using the same circle die.
  • Using the largest Stitched Shapes Dies circle, cut a circle from Rich Razzleberry.
  • Adhere the coordinating DSP circle to the Rich Razzleberry circle with dimensionals.
  • Place the circle on the inside without glue. Locate the correct placement for this circle set by closing the card front over it, carefully lifting the card front while still holding the double circle in place. Make very small pencil marks on the outside of the double circle to use as a guideline for adhering. Attach this to the card inside with liquid glue. Erase pencil marks if they show.

That was the hard part! Now the rest is easy… Back to the card front…

  • With your Peaceful Poppies Elements at hand, remove the double poppy and three leaves from the vellum. I arranged these as desired and felt something more was needed.
  • Diecut the leaves from vellum using the Poppy Moments Dies
  • The double poppy elements were put on dimensionals, but before adhering, the vellum leaves were adhered with glue dots,. making certain those glue dots would be covered by the double poppy element. Attach the double poppy.
  • Stamp your sentiment using the Painted Poppies stamp set with Memento Black ink.

The inside…

Peaceful Poppies DFSP with Well Said stamp set

  • Because the circle is already in place, all you need is your sentiment. I found these two from the Well Said stamp set, stamped in Memento Black ink.

The envelope…

  • Using liquid glue, adhere a 2 1/4″ x 6″ strip of the coordinating DSP to the envelope flap and trim.
  • On the card front, stamp the leaves from the Painted Poppies stamp set with Memento Black ink.
  • Color the leaves with Old Olive marker and the stem with Granny Apple Green marker. TIP… when coloring anything, leave a bit of white showing. It gives the leaf (or whatever the stamp is) a bit of reality and depth.

Your card is complete and ready to send… this one is going to a fellow stamper who has just achieved a goal. Hope she likes it!

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Peaceful Poppies Peek-a-boo Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May you have a beautiful day!

Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

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