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Stampin’ Up! Stitched Leaves Dies & Sympathy

Hello Again – nice to be with you. We have a light rain this morning and I am supposed to have some folks come for a class at 10 AM – OUTSIDE! I think we’ll wait to see what it does… the radar isn’t showing anything 😳

OK – today’s card is a sympathy card and mailed already. Sympathy cards are like that, they need to go right away. I love the simplicity of this card and have done something like it before, but sometimes when it’s a good layout – why not?

Stitched Leaves Dies & Sympathy – #1

The Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is part of the showstopper here, but the leaf… wow – it’s a stunner. I really like how it has the stitching inside showing leaf detail, and behind it is another but die cut from Brushed Metallic in Copper. Behind that is a Very Vanilla panel die cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

Let’s go back a little bit as I kinda got ahead of myself.

  • Begin with a Thick Very Vanilla card base 4 1/4 x 11
  • Die cut copper leaf from the center of a panel of Brushed Metallic card stock 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. It’s going to be covered by the DSP and no one will ever know!
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP ( 3 7/8 x 5 1/8) is layered onto the Brushed Metallic panel with liquid glue.
  • Adhere these directly to the card base with liquid glue.
  • Die cut the rectangle using Stitched Rectangle Dies and Very Vanilla card stock. Adhere to the card front with liquid glue, centering.
  • Die cut a leaf using the Stitched Leaves Dies from Very Vanilla cs (3 3/4 square of VV will do it). Adhere the two leaves together with Stampin Seal, keeping the ends of the leaves loose. Adhere to the rectangle with liquid glue.
  • Add a bow using the 1/16″ Gold cord from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack.
  • Front sentiment: this comes from Field of Flowers stamp set and was stamped in Soft Suede ink – having stamped off at least once. The sentiment banner is a Very Vanilla strip 1/2″ x however long the sentiment :O) Adhere with dimesnionals.

The inside…

Love of Leaves & Peaceful Moments stamp sets
  • Stamp the sentiment using the Peaceful Moments stamp set and Soft Suede ink onto a Very Vanilla panel 4 x 5 1/4. Stamp full strength!
  • Stamp the leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set and Soft Suede ink, stamping off at least twice.
  • Adhere directly to the inside of the card and Voila! Your card is complete.

For the envelope…

Love of Leaves & Gilded Autumn – #3
  • Stamp the leaf on the front of the Very Vanilla envelope with Soft Suede ink, stamping off 2-3 times.
  • Cut a panel of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP 2 1/4 x 6, adhere with liquid glue to the flap and trim to fit. Done.

This makes such an elegant yet simple card, it would be easy to make several just like it using various patterns of this DSP – and they would all look different due to the DSP or ribbons used. And of course the sentiment could be changed to happy birthday or thinking of you or congratulations.

I’ve already given you the card cuts, and the product list is below.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches with matching Dies

Hi Folks! Guess what I received in the mail today… my NEW 2020-2021 ANNUAL CATALOGUE!  Woohoo!!! Oh my, so many special new products that I think you are going to love…

NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog

Today’s card is made using the brand new Birds and Branches stamp set, the matching Birds and More Dies, Lovely Joy stamp set and Field of Flowers stamp set and the new Just Jade 2020-2021 In Color. Let’s take a peek…

Birds & Branches stamp set w/ matching dies #1

This was fun using so many new products to make this card – got me all fired up!

  • Use the diecut for the inset from Birds and More dies to do this gorgeous green piece. The green is one of the new In Colors – Just Jade, kind of a blue-green, wonderful shade.
  • Using a sponge dauber, highlight just the leaves/ branches with Shaded Spruce.
  • Color the berries with Real Red Stampin’ Blends, then add sparkle with your Wink of Stella.
  • Using the Stitched Shapes largest circle die, cut the front of a Whisper White panel. Emboss it with the new Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder. Adhere the Just Jade diecut to the backside of this panel using liquid glue.
  • Cut a length of ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and angle the ends as shown.
  • Run snail across the middle portion of the ribbon and wind the A in loops as shown.
  • Die cut the banner from the new Tasteful Labels Dies in Sahara Sand. This banner has the same wonderful stitches around it as so many of the stitches dies :o). Adhere to the ribbon with dimensionals
  • Lay this on the card front and make note of where to stamp the bird and branch. I used my Stamparatus to do this so it was easy to position the bird in the proper place. I then removed the panel, stamped the more solid bird stamp in stamped off Sahara Sand, then stamped the detail bird portion in So Saffron full strength. Stamp the feet in Black Memento ink. Then stamp the branch in Early Espresso.
  • With dimensionals, adhere the panel over this and your card front is complete! Here’s a close-up of the inset and bird.

    Birds and Branches w/ matching dies #3

For the inside…

Lovely Day, Field of Flowers stamp sets #2

  • Cut a piece of Just Jade 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and adhere to the inside with liquid glue.
  • Stamp your sentiment in Sahara Sand on a Whisper White panel – it’s from the new Lovely Day stamp set and the fonts are gorgeous.
  • With Garden Green ink, stamp the border from the new Field of Flowers stamp set. Adhere over the Just Jade panel and your card is complete!

For the envelope…

  • Cut a piece of Just Jade (new In Color) and run it through the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere to the envelope flap with liquid glue and trim. Done, done, done!

I love everything about this bird… it looks as though he is outside singing his heart out!

Birds & Branches w/ matching dies #4

Shop with me using my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM and if your purchase is $50- $150 in a single order, you will receive a free item of your choice worth up to $10 😏 Sounds like a deal doesn’t it? And if you shop with me prior to June 1 purchasing $35 worth of product, and you do not have a demonstrator, you will receive a FREE 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. While you cannot purchase from the NEW Catalog just yet (it goes LIVE June 3), there are some great buys on the Retiring List and in the Clearance Rack – so check those out. To make it easy for you, click on the photo below to get you to my online shopping site. Happy shopping!

Last Chance Products JJ (US)

Last Chance Products AC (US)

Card Cuts for today’s card:

  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4 (cut 2)
  • Just Jade 4 1/8 x 5 3/8; 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 for the diecut
  • Sahara Sand scrap about 3 x 3/4 for the banner

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May you have a beautiful day

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