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SU! In Good Taste DSP – Masculine Card

Hi Everyone – it’s… Thursday – almost Labor Day weekend… can you believe it? I cannot. As long and slow as this pandemic has been, time did not slow in any way… And guess what? The Kentucky Derby is also this weekend. I enjoy horse racing and this one in particular, for some reason and plan on watching it.

The card today was made for two specific reason… 1) last week I did a Christmas Card with this same layout and mentioned in my post how easy it would be to ‘transition’ to a masculine (or other sort) of card; reason #2 my friends hubby just had shoulder replacement and it seemed perfect for that.

In Good Taste

What I did… cut three strips of coordinating In Good Taste DSP. Layer on an Early Espresso panel with liquid glue, then onto the Gray Granite card base, also with liquid glue. Cut a length of  Vanilla 1/2″ ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. Adhere with just a bit of Stampin Seal. Over this goes a banner on dimensionals. Banner: Early Espresso cs cut with the Ornate Frames Dies (gosh these are versatile!!). Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla scrap and die cut with another of the Ornate Frames Dies. Adhere to the Early Espresso banner with liquid glue; add dimensionals and place over the ribbon. Bingo – your card front is done!

For the inside.. on a panel of Very Vanilla, stamp the leaf/ fall floral bouquet in stamped off once Crumb Cake ink. Over the top of this stamp the sentiment from Healing Hugs stamp set in Early Espresso ink. Adhere the completed Very Vanilla panel to Early Espresso cs with liquid glue then add to the card base the same way. yes – card completed…

In Good Taste – Masculine
inside

In the last photo I’m hoping you can see that I dry embossed the envelope flap after adhering Early Espresso cs to the flap. I used the Tastful Textile 3D embossing folder. The front of the card got another of those floral/ leaf bouquets. And this card is ready to send! Actually – it went out in yesterday’s mail 😊

In Good Taste – Masculine

OK – what else – of course you want card cuts. They will be found at the bottom of this post.

Other news – NEW HOST CODE… Z3WFFJTH  – so shop with me 🙂

 

Here’s a picture of how this new machine looks open, in use and closed. There is also a picture of the Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine, but it is not yet available for purchase – not even for demonstrators.

 

Starting 1 September the Magnetic Cutting Plate becomes available to customers AND demonstrators. It is not required for use with the new machine but is great to incorporate into the die-cutting experience. It is a thin, fully magnetic sheet with a self-healing cutting surface and holds dies securely in place, even nested dies. This slim, portable sheet replaces a Cutting Plate in your sandwich. That order number is…149656 – so SHOP WITH ME…

Join My Team…

Starter Kit Promotion 1-30 September
  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD/$135 CAD, new recruits choose $125 USD/$165 CAD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

Card cuts for Today’s project:

  • In Good Taste DSP 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 (cut 3 coordinating panels
  • Early Espresso cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (cut 2) + scrap for banner
  • Very Vanilla cs 4 x 5 1/4 (inside) + scrap for banner
  • Gray Granite card base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2

SU! Celebrate Sunflowers/ Sunflowers Dies

Hi Everyone. Have I told you lately… how much I like the Sunflowers Dies? I could play with that bundle for a very long time and be quite content.  I had this sunflower sitting on my desk from a previous project and it kept calling me to do something. I pulled out the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP and began…

Celebrate Sunflowers

What do you think? Do you see those curled leaves? I used an X’acto knife and cut along the lines of several petals all near the center. I could have stamped and die cut several sunflowers, cut them down and layered, but I wanted to try this and I like it. Here’s the full scoop:

Stamp the sunflower using Memento black ink onto Whisper White cs using the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. With Dark Mango Melody Blends, highlight many of the accents on the sunflower. With an X’acto knife, cut along the lines of several inner petals , leaving them attached to the sunflower, and raise them. TIP: when using an X’acto knife I use a piece of glass as my cutting surface – often that glass has come from an old picture frame that I’m not using and I have covered the rims with tape so there are no sharp edges.

I used the Layering Squares Dies, plain and scalloped, to die cut a piece of the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP, then cut the Bumblebee cs with the largest scallop die. These I adhered together with liquid glue. I layered the sunflower atop that with dimensionals, intentionally not centered. Then using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, I cut another panel of the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP that coordinated with the other piece. Next I die cut another another panel of Bumblebee cs with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.. These two were layered together with liquid glue, then the Squares dies with the sunflower was placed with dimensionals. All this was added to a Thick Whisper White card base.

Next came the IN COLOR 2020-2022 Bumblebee Ribbon attached with just a bit of Stampin Seal right in the center. The sentiment strip was first stamped with Memento Black ink using the Posted For You stamp set, then trimmed with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I then added these gorgeous Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems to give it some sparkle. Perfect touch! And the card front is complete.

Celebrate Sunflowers

For the inside I cut a piece of the darker Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP used on the front of the card and adhered it with liquid glue. The Whisper White panel was first stamped with the Special Delivery stamp from Posted For You in Memento Black ink. Then I did an overlay with a sentiment from the Forever Fern stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink. Adhere this panel over the plaid piece with liquid glue and the inside is done.

Celebrate Sunflowers

For the envelope I took a piece of this same Shaded Spruce plaid and adhered it to the envelope flap with liquid glue. There was just a bit left – a 1/2″ strip, so I adhered that to the front of the card near the bottom. And the entire card is ready for mailing! This one is going to a friend who just had major surgery, that’s why the inside sentiment is so important – ‘you can do this’. Recovery is going to take some mental strength and courage.

So what do you think? Like this? I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. This bundle is just exquisite!

Celebrate Sunflowers

OK – now for a bit of business…

  • The new Cut & Emboss machine is available to order NOW – just do it – you will love the ease of this machine!
  • SU! has a promotion going on for new recruits that is a win-win for everyone… for $99 you will get a starter kit worth of products valued at $125 – plus two card sets with instructions & an additional stamp set & Rhinestones. What’s not to like about that? Join my team- and yes, do it NOW so you get all the benefits of this awesome deal. More details below.

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  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD/$135 CAD, new recruits choose $125 USD/$165 CAD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

Finally – card cuts for todays card:

  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Bumblebee cs – large panel on front  (3 3/4 x 5 1/8); largest scalloped square
  • Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP – larger panel of front 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 + largest scalloped square + 4 x 5 1/4 for inside + 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope
  • Whisper White approximately 3 1/2 square for sunflower, 1/2 x about 3 for sentiment panel, 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inside

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

 

SU! Boho Indigo Product Medley

Hi Everyone… My box for this fantabulous product medley came some time ago and I simply had to wait to open it until I had played with many of the other new products that arrived – all at the same time! Let me say – this medley is OVER THE TOP! Gorgeous, gorgeous papers, fun stamp set and coordinating dies, two ribbons, adorable little paper flowers, stickers. Just. plain. wonderful… Today’s card uses many of the products in this medley – here ’tis.

Boho Indigo stamp set
Last a Lifetime stamp set
Lasting Elegance Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Boho Indigo DSP
#1

First of all, I love blue/ white together – this is blue/ very vanilla, but no matter – the papers are wonderful, a nice variety of design. I need to make a masculine card and there are papers in this pack that will be perfect. Here’s what I did…

Cut a panel of one of the Very Vanilla embossed papers included in the medley and adhere to the center of the Night of Navy card base. Cut a panel from one of the papers from this medley using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I cut another piece of Night of Navy to adhere to the DSP as to me, it needs a bit of strength when used the way this is. These were adhered witgh liquid glue as well, but only in the center, not on the ends extending beyond the embossed piece. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy on one of the labels included in the kit. ( I made a booboo when stamping on the right side of the sticker, so I just turned it over! Then it needed a bit of dressing up…) I adhered three Holiday Rhinestone Gems and put the label on dimensionals and set it aside.

I stamped the sweet flower from Last A Lifetime stamp set, then colored it with several Stampin’ Blends: Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade (dark only) and Bronze for the flower center. I then die cut the flower with the matching dies, Lasting Elegance Dies. This I adhered with liquid glue to the label, then added dimensionals to the portion over-hanging the label. I cut a length of the ribbon from the medley, Frayed Grosgrain Very Vanilla/ Gold 1/4″, added a bit of Tear n Tape to the back and attached it to the DSP. I adhered the flower and label and the card front was done!

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Last a Lifetime stamp set
Lasting Elegance Dies
#2

For the inside, I used one of the gorgeous corner dies to die cut two corners from a panel of Very Vanilla cs – Lasting Elegance Dies. This I adhered to the Night of Navy inside panel of the card and the card was complete…

Lasting Elegance Dies
#3

For the envelope, I adhered the same DSP from the Boho Indigo Product medley to the envelope flap. I then stamped a vase from the Boho Indigo stamp set in Night of Navy. Then I stamped the sweet set of three flowers in Mango Melody so it looked like a bouquet. Voila..

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Last A Lifetime stamp set, Lasting Elegance Dies
#4

What do you think? I love this medley and can’t wait to sit down and create, create, create…

Want to know how to get this medley – reach out to me if you do not have a demonstrator and we can make this happen! This medley can be found on pg 9 of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. If you don’t have a current catalog, please refer to this PDF file. 2020 AC US

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

SU! Back On Your Feet

Hi Everyone… HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Woohoo ~ hope you are doing something special for that man in your life: a phone call, a hug, A CARD! Think of that? 😁

OK, today’s card… is NOT a Father’s Day card. Yep, probably should have… however…. let’s just get to it, shall we?

Back On Your Feet
#1

I have a confession… this is the first this has been inked ~ isn’t that sad? And the images are so CUTE! My neighbor burned her arm and this is so appropriate I could not resist. And the bandage around the arm – well, how perfect is that! Despite all that, this is a cheerful, colorful card that should put a smile on her face.

Supplies for this card…

  • Back On Your Feet stamp set
  • 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon – Magenta Madness
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP – Magenta Madness
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots – Magenta Madness
  • Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack – Misty Moonlight/ Silver
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Gray Granite ink – sloth
  • Misty Moonlight ink and cs
  • Thick Whisper White, regular Whisper White

And here’s the how to…

First of all, let me say this is a CASE of a card made by Mary Fish: different papers, ribbon, stamp set, dies… but the layout is Mary’s and I love the way it turned out.

Cut a panel of Misty Moonlight 2 x 5 1/2 and adhere to Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Cut a strip of 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP 2 5 /8 x 4 and adhere to regular Whisper White panel 3 1/8 x 4. Cut a length of 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon and wrap aroung the Whisper White panel, adhering in back with Stampin Seal. Over this, wrap another ribbon, this time the Misty Moonlight/ Silver ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack, and attach with Stampin Seal (or tape!). Put dimesnionals on the back and adhere to the card front.

Stamp the sloth from Back On Your feet in Gray Granite. Stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight from the same stamp set. Cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Color the bandage with Magenta Madness marker. Put dimesnional on this panel and adhere to the card front. Make a bow using thee 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon and the Misty Moonlight/ Silver from the
Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack and attach with a glue dot. Your card front is complete.

For the inside…

Back On Your Feet
#2

Stamp the sentiment from the Back On Your Feet stamp set in Misty Moonlight, taping off the lower portion of the sentiment when inking, then removing the tape prior to stamping on a Whisper White scrap. Stamp the additional word… SIGH… also from this stamp set and in Misty Moonlight. Add the three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots over the dots of the stamp. Adhere the Whisper White to a 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 scrap, then attach to the card inside. DONE!

Now for the envelope…

Back On Your Feet
#3

Stamp the word OUCH! in Misty Moonlight from the Back On Your Feet stamp set. Cover the flap in a panel of 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP. VIOLA… this card is ready for the giving or sending. It is sure to put a smile on someone’s face – how could someone not smile?

Couple of dates to share with you…

  • Jun 24 the PDF of the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog will be available to demonstrators!!!
  • Aug 1 demonstrators may preorder from  the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!!!
  • Aug 4 the preorder for the new die cutting/ embossing machine will be available to demonstrators!!!

Notice the dates refer to AVAILABLE TO DEMONSTRATORS? Would you like to be part of that opportunity – you can! Join my team… and here’s a flyer with a bit more info of the benefits for joining now – like a FREE BUNDLE, EXTRA REWARDS… what is there to lose? Want that 20% discount? Join now!

 

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms and Parisian Blossoms SDSP

Hi Everyone – it’s Wednesday – hump day as many folks call it. Guess that means mid week 😉 Today’s card is a rather fun fold – maybe accordion (?) and uses a bit more than the usual Specialty DSP. I like it, but it needed LOTS of card cuts cuz I did multiple layering (which I really like). This has two additional layers to each panel…

Forever Blossoms stamp set & Parisian Blossoms SDSP #1

And here’s how it happens…

  • Basic Gray cs 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Cut diagonally from the score line to 2″ up from the bottom of the left side of the card stock.
  • Petal Pink cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 x 5 1/4, 2 x 3 1/2, 2 x 5 3/8
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP 4 x 5 1/4,1 7/8 x 5 1/8, 1 7/8 x 1 3/8, 1 7/8 x 5 1/4
  • Whisper White scraps approx 1/2 x 4 1/4 fro front sentiment, 4 x 5 1/4 sentiment panel on inside and stamped flowers die cut.  Take a peek  how the panels adhere…
Forever Blossoms #2 – open front
Forever Blossoms #3 – open back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The tricky part is the angle for the supplementary panels… but I hope to make this real easy for you 😏… I used the card stock base and the angle already cut as my guideline. For instance, in picture #3 that panel is Petal Pink 2 x 5 1/4. Lay the Petal Pink under the Basic Gray (Basic Gray is on top) and softly pencil the angle onto the Petal Pink. Trim on that pencil line. If it needs more length removed, cut it off the straight bottom.This keeps the angle correct and simply adjusts the length of the new panel. Now do the same for the Parisian SDSP: lay it under the Basic Gray, draw a thin pencil line for the angle (making certain the SDSP is going in the appropriate direction) and trim along the pencil line. Adjust the length to fit 1/8″ smaller than the Petal Pink. Adhere the Petal Pink o the “back” as shown in picture #3, then the SDSP.
  • Now go back to picture #2 and do the same steps for cutting the angle for the front panels – do the Petal Pink first, then the SDSP.
  • Adhere SDSP to the appropriate Petal Pink panel, then adhere to the Basic Gray card base.
  • TIP: Adhering each panel as you go saves you from making mistakes in cutting and adhering.

Now you are ready for the largest panel…

  • Adhere the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Petal Pink to the Basic Gray cs, then adhere the SDSP 4 x 5 1/4 to the Petal Pink
  • Stamp the large flower from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Black Memento ink. Color using the Dark Petal Pink Blends. Die cut this with the Cherry Blossoms Dies and adhere using liquid glue.
  • Using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, cut a piece from Whisper White and adhere using liquid glue
  • Stamp your sentiment from the Forever Blossoms stamp set on the 1/2 x 4 1/4 strip, using Black Memento ink. Cut to size
  • Cut a strip of Petal Pink for the scallop under the sentiment, from Be Mine Stitched Framelits. Adhere to the sentiment strip with liquid glue and attach to the far left front panel using liquid glue.

For the envelope..

  • Adhere a 2 1/4 x 6 strip of the SDSP to the envelope flap using liquid glue; trim to fit
  • Stamp the single flower from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Back Memento ink and color using Dark Petal Pink Blends

Done, done, done. Now you have completed an accordion card with multiple layers and it wasn’t so hard. Do you love it? My hubby did and that made me very happy.

What’s retiring from the items used today… only the Parisian Specialty DSP – and folks, it is beautiful and right now a real bargain.. Love love love this paper and I am so glad this stamp set is carrying over into the new 2020-2021 catalogue. If youy would like to shop with me (I like that idea by the way!), please use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM for purchases between $50 – $150 to receive a free item of your choice from me – up to a $10 value. If your purchase is over $150, you will receive not only your free item of choice from me, but Stampin’ Up will offer you something as well. Shop now looking at not only the CLEARANCE RACK but also the RETIRING LIST…

 

Last Chance Products JJ (US)

Last Chance Products AC (US)

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card

 

Triple Fold Card

Fun fold cards are just that – FUN to create! One of the best parts of card making is creating something for a special someone. Somehow for me, it’s easier to make a card when I have a reason for that card. This card is for that woman who is struggling with some health issues, is getting better but needs encouragement. Let’s take a look.

 

 

The card was created with a 12″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Pretty Peacock. Score it on the long side at 4 1/4″, 7 1/4″ and 10 1/4″. The elegant papers used to decorate this project were taken from the Come to Gather Designer Series papers in the Holiday catalogue shown on page 48. Here are the stats for the card cuts:

  • for the front and reverse side of that fold, 1 5/8″ x 5 3/8″, cut two, using one side for the front of the card and thew other side of the card stock for the reverse side.
  • for the next two sections, 2 3/4″ x 5 3/8″, cutting two. Again use alternating sides of the DSP for each section.
  • For the last section, 4″ x 5 3/8″. What I did here is slice off 1/2″ the long side, turn that small piece to the reverse side.

Adhere all pieces to the appropriate panels. That third panel could easily be a piece of plain card stock for writing a lovely note :o) ~ just sayin’. On the last panel I have used the 2nd (on mint macaron card stock) and 3rd (on whisper white card stock) largest dies in the Stitched Nested Labels set shown on page 92 in the annual catalogue to include a sentiment. That nice saying came from the Colorful Seasons stamp set shown on page 56 in the annual catalogue. I used another of it’s sayings on the second panel, stamped on a 1 1/8″ piece of mint macaron card stock. It was originally cut as a 4″ length, then I cropped it using the banner triple punch shown on page 186 in the annual catalogue.

The belly band is 1″ x 12″. You may find when you gently wrap it around the card, that it needs to be shortened a bit.  Do that before adhering together with snail. Then decorate the belly band. I used the beautiful whisper white 5/8″ Flax Ribbon found on page 174 in the annual catalogue and adhered that also with snail. Using the Gathered Together stamp set (pages 47 & 48 in the Holiday catalogue), I stamped that gorgeous large leaf and colored it with several stamping blends: Pretty Peacock,  Granny Apple Green and just a hint of Cherry Cobbler. (see the full range of colors available in the Annual Catalogue on page 179. I then cut it with the Gathered Leaves dies (pg. 47 HC) and adhered with snail.

Notice how Stampin’ Up! products can be used in so many different ways? They coordinate like no other products out there! If you would like to place an order, please use my host code that is good until Oct 31, 2019. If your order is over $150, don’t use the host code – get your own free products SU! offers! If your orders are $50 or more, you will receive a free product from me ~ doesn’t that seem fun?

May you have a beautiful day! Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card  <:o)

 

 

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