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Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Bundle

Oh golly – a new set fell on my desk today – what a shame… 🥴 It’s called Color & Contour and the coordinating dies are Scalloped Contour Dies. Oh I DID have fun and I see more of this set in my future. Here’s what I did.

Colors & Contours Bundle – #1

I’m not sure this is a very good photo, but you can see the card- and a hint of what I did on the inside. But let’s talk about the front first. I took a Basic White panel and stamped the outline of the flower in Fresh Freesia ink three times. I then stamped the filler for the flower using Fresh Freesia ink again, but stamping off once each time. One of the neat parts about the filler stamp… it has no direct ‘fit’ to the outline stamp, which makes it really easy! I colored the centers with Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends. I then randomly stamped the leaf image in Garden Green ink. I stamped the sentiment from the Color & Contour stamp set using Stazon ink on Fresh Freesia card stock and die cut it with Stitched Rectangles dies (carrying over!) I ran a bit of Seal + on the back of this stamped piece and wove the Gingham Ribbon in Bumblebee back & forth. I added dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the front of the card. I decided I wanted to split this panel so cut it, leaving the right side panel larger. I adhered both panels to Fresh Freesia card stock with liquid glue. These two pieces I adhered to a Thick Basic White card base with dimensionals – and the card front was done!

Colors & Contours Bundle – #2

For the inside of the card I used the largest of the dies in the Scalloped Contour Dies to die cut a basic White panel. I stamped the flower and leaf as before, coloring the center with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. This was adhered to a panel of Fresh Freesia card stock with liquid glue, then to the inside of the card. Done!

Colors & Contours Bundle – #3

For the envelope I followed the same procedure for the flower: used the outline stamp in Fresh Freesia ink, then the filler stamp with stamped off Fresh Freesia ink, and colored the flower center with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I covered the envelope flap with a panel of Hand-Penned DSP and stamped the open leaf design on that in Garden Green ink. Voila!!! This is such a bright, cheery card and I really like this new bundle.

And this is the bundle…

Aren’t those scalloped rectangles fun? and there is a die for the daisy like flower and the larger flower as well. Love the fonts, so perfect with the stamps. And the scalloped edge – oh yes!

Ok, I’ve rattled on enough… As you already know, most of today’s items will be available for customer purchase May 4. Hope you are making your list. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to send you a catalog. Just let me know. Other products are listed 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 CURRENT HOST CODE – 2HWX9GEA– good April 16- 30 . 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.

Remember SU! is in it’s final days (now through May 3) of LAST CHANCE ITEMS THAT ARE RETIRING.

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Now… I am offering a Designer Series Paper Share to my customers. Trying some of the NEW Designer Series Paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog gets you in the spirit of creating with some gorgeous papers. I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from that Annual Catalog and it would be my pleasure to supply you!  I‘ll place my share order early on May 4 and use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you that very next week. Please place your order with me by May 2 @ 9 PM ET.

TLsBrightSpot 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

Designer Series Paper Shares!

Trying some of the NEW Designer Series Paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog gets you in the spirit of creating with some gorgeous papers. I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from that Annual Catalog and it would be my pleasure to supply you!  I‘ll place my share order early on May 4 and use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you that very next week. Please place your order with me by May 2 @ 9 PM ET.

TLsBrightSpot 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

Designer Series Paper Shares!

New Designer Series Paper Share – $55.00 plus $7.75 for Priority Mail shipping

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP packs (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):

  • Beauty Of The Earth – 6
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted – 6
  • Expressions In Ink Specialty – 6
  • Hand-Penned – 6
  • In The Wild – 6
  • Pansy Petals – 6
  • Simply Elegant Specialty – 6
  • Sweet Symmetry – 6
  • Tidings Of Christmas 6″ x 6″ – 6
  • You’re A Peach – 6
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ – 10
  • 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ – 10
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Neutrals 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Regals 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Ombre Specialty – 4 (one of each color)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 5 (one of each color)
  • Gold & Rose Gold 6″ x 6″ – 2 (one of each color)
  • Linen Specialty – 1
  • Ombre Gift Bags – 5 (one of each color)

In all, you’ll receive 172 – 6” x 6” sheets of designer or specialty paper plus the awesome food safe gift bags!

Double DSP Share – $110 + $8 Shipping by Priority Mail – if you’d like double shares of the designer paper, I can do that as well. The designer paper sheets will be cut into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (Tidings Of Christmas, 2020-2022 In color, 2021-2023 In Color, Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles and Gold & Rose Gold 6×6, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut).

FREE Gift from me! – As a bonus for joining my share, you’ll get a sampling of the new host exclusive Pattern Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper!

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, either complete the form below or email the following information to tlsbrightspot@gmail.com.

  • Your first and last name
  • Your share selection
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.  ***You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account.

Deadline to sign up for my share is Sunday, May 2 at 9:00 PM ET.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch & Note cards

New, new, new… Pansy Patch. Isn’t that a wonderful name for a stamp bundle? And the coordinating Designer Series Paper is just as wonderful. Here’s the bundle…

Look at the detailo – oh wow… And I love the fonts! So let’s see what I created with this set.

I find it interesting as I look at these that the cards are both in the landscape position. The size is 3 1/2 x 5, just perfect for a little hand written note. For both cards I used the 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP for a foundation. For card #1 I covered most of the front then laid a 1/2″ strip across. These bring in the colors of the pansies and make that Calypso Coral pop. From Basic White I die cut a fancy oval using the Petals Labels Dies (retiring May 3) and added it to the front with dimensionals. The pansies are die cut from one of the Designer papers in the package – and I love that availability. I used my Wink of Stella to give them some glam, attached the two yellow pansies with liquid glue and the Calypso Coral pansy with dimensionals. For the centers I added Matte Black Dots to two of them and a single Gold Glitter Enamel Dot ~ and I called it done. I rather like the big open space of the white oval. For the envelope I actually stamped the pansy! Here’s a close-up of that.

Pansy Patch – #3

There’s tiny bit of color on the lower portion of the envelope I will need to take my eraser to – sorry I didn’t notice that before! But isn’t that pansy sweet? I used Pale Papaya stamped off, then full strength for the edge detail, Calypso Coral for the brighter portion and a bit of Bumblebee for the center. And yes, I covered it too with Wink of Stella. I covered the envelope flap in the same 2020-2022 In Color DSP.

For card #2 you may notice the wonderful kind of pointy scallop under the DSP 🙂 That is from another new set called Basic Borders Dies. I die cut a panel from Basic White card stock for that and adhered it with liquid glue, then laid the 2020-2022 In color 6×6 DSP over that, adhering also with liquid glue. I die cut three pansies – 2 large and one smaller and coated them in Wink of Stella. I adhered the first pansy directly to the card, then another large one with dimensionals and adhered the smaller over that both with liquid glue and a dimensional. For these flower centers I added 2021-2023 In Color Jewels. Here’s a close-up and another picture of the card.

To finish the card front, I used the Double Oval Punch; Bumblerbee card stock for the scallop and Basic White for the sentiment panel. The sentiment comes from Pansy Patch and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink. These two ere adhered together with liquid glue then attached to the card front with dimensionals. A final touch was to add the bow with a bit of Gorgeous Grape Ribbon, adhered with a glue dot. For the envelope, I covered the flap in some gorgeous Pansy Patch DSP, die cut another large purple pansy and adhered that to the edge of the envelope front. Of course that got Wink of Stella as well.

Pansy Patch #6

These stunning cards need to be in a gift box, right? Right! The mini Paper Pumpkin boxes are the perfect size for the Notecards and Envelopes…

Pansy Patch #7

More use of this stunning Pansy Patch DSP adhered to a Soft Succulent (new In Color!) card stock ~ both adhered to the mini Paper Pumpkin with liquid glue. I die cut another of the fancy ovals using the Petals Labels Dies and Basic White card stock. I adhered that with dimensionals to the front of the box. I die cut another two pansies and added Wink of Stella, adhered with liquid glue and a dimensional or two. For the centers, 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and an extra (for the use of 3!) I then made three bows our of the NEW In Color Open Weave Ribbons and attached with glue dots. Finis! Love this set? I will create two more cards to share in tomorrows post. It can be yours for $23 + postage for a marvelous Mother’s Day gift. It will need to be mailed by Apr 30.

Pansy Patch #8

Products for today’s package set will be available to order in the 2021-2022 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please let me know. Other products are listed 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 CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . 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.

A card is a hug with a fold in the middle. and a handmade card has even more hugs.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by giving them a gift of cards made with love.

Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells

WOOHOO! Are you reveling in the the retirement list? It IS pretty amazing, isn’t it? Just remember some items are retiring AS A BUNDLE and will be carried over into the new catalog… so look carefully at the list. Bundles, of course, are always 10% less expensive than when separated into two individual items. Just sayin’. At the end of today’s post I will again share the retirement list and connections to my online store.

Today’s project(s) are two cards using the Friends Are Like Seashells bundle and the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder which coordinates with this et. I’ve used other products as well and will list those as I give directions.

Here are the two cards.

These two are so different but generally use the same ingredients. Directions for each card follows.

Card #1

  • Card base is Pool Party card stock 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Next layer is Pretty Peacock embossed with the Seabed 3D embossing folder (4 x 5 1/4) and adhered with Seal +
  • The top layer is Pearlescent Paper that has been die cut with the Seaside Seashells Dies, then a Blending Brush used to color the undersea leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink, then each shell stamped: Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Gorgeous Grape and finally So Saffron ink. Allow to dry thoroughly then run through the Seashells 3D embossing folder. Oh what beautiful texture this gives! I put dimensionals all over trying to support even many of the broadest seaweed. Of course I had to trim some of the dimensionals into strips and I also used mini dimensionals too. Once I had the dimensionals where I wanted them I adhered it over the Pretty Peacock. This bold contrast really makes it pop.
  • I added three Opal Rounds.
  • On a 3/4″ strip of Very Vanilla card stock I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue using the A Wish for everything stamp set.. I adhered this to a 7/8″ layer of Pretty Peacock with liquid glue and punched the end with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I wrapped Linen thread around the end of the banner a couple of times and tied a sweet bow. I added two more of the opal Rounds to the banner, attached dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the card. Voila!

For the inside of this card I adhered a Pretty Peacock panel 4 x 5 1/4 with liquid glue. I stamped the shell in Petal Pink then the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink – on a Very Vanilla piece 3 7/8 x 5 1/8. The sentiment comes from the Forever Fern stamp set. This was adhered with liquid glue and the card was done.

For the envelope I took a strip of Pretty Peacock and ran it through the Seabed 3D embossing folder then adhered it to the envelope flap with liquid glue. I took a couple of the underwater seaweed stamps and stamped them on the front of the envelope, one in full strength Pear Pizzazz, the other in stamped-off Pear Pizzazz.

Love this card! And here’s a HELPFUL HINT… the ink takes a bit of time to dry on the Pearlescent Paper. Use that time to do the inside of the card, the banner, the envelope.

Card #2

  • I began this card by first creating the pearl Blushing Bride card stock for the seashells. I did that by using my Blending Brush and the Frost White Shimmer Paint. I used my Blending Brush working in small sections of the paper and brushed it on in circles, trying not to touch the paper, just the edges. Touching the paper while the shimmer paint is wet leaves fingerprints and you don’t want that. Set it aside to dry and work on the rest of the card. By the way ~ this is beautiful when dry!
  • The card base is Basic Gray card stock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. I embossed the front of the card with the Seabed Embossing Folder. It didn’t really show in the photo – not sure why…
  • I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with Crumb Cake ink and the Friends are like Seashells stamp set. I die cut it with the Painted Labels Dies.
  • While I was waiting for the pearlizing to dry I went ahead and did the envelope… I ran the flap through the Seashells Embossing Folder. How to do this? With the flap in the folder, fold the envelope around the folder and put it through your machine. 🙂 For the front of the envelope I stamped a starfish in Crumb Cake ink and the envelope was done.
  • With the Blushing Bride pearlized paper dry I die cut the paper with the Seaside Shells Die. I then stamped the Nautilus shell with more Blushing Bride ink and the conch shell with Balmy Blue ink and set them aside to dry.
  • While that was drying I did the inside of the card… I stamped the sentiment from the Friends are like Seashells in Crumb Cake ink then the starfish, also in Crumb Cake ink – on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock 3 3/4 x 5. I adhered this to a panel of Blushing Bride 4 x 5 1/4 with liquid glue. These were adhered to the inside of the card, again with liquid glue.
  • Back to the stamped & die cut shells… I ran them through the Seashells 3 D Embossing and oh my, they almost look real. I love how they turned out. I put the dimensionals on the back and adhered them where I wanted.
  • I added a large Opal Rounds to the banner then put dimensionals on the right side and Stampin’ Seal on the left and put in place. I added two more Opal Rounds to the card front and voila – all done!

Yep – got over zealous and wrote on the card before taking the photo… ugh! And it’s hard to see the embossed envelope flap or the embossing on the card front, but I did do it. Guess I didn’t have my lights set properly 😦

These two cards didn’t take that long to do ~ and it’s fun creating something so different with the same supplies. This makes gorgeous cards! Love the font of the sentiments and the sentiments themselves are nice too. Here they are again – side by side.

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 CURRENT HOST CODE – XTK4JNGQ– good Mar 16 – 31. 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.

Below is a product list of items used in today’s projects. They come from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the butterfly which is a preorder item from the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’.

The perfect time to shop- – SALE TIME!

Discounts on favorite products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ shop early so you don’t miss out.

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Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).Exclusions apply:
  • Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Official retiring lists from Stampin’ Up!

  • PDF lis
  • Excel Spreadsheet list
  • Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
  • Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.
  • For information about the Last-Chance Supply Items, click here.
  • For information about the Last-Chance Products from the 2021 January–June Mini Catalog, click here.
  • ick here to go to my website to start shopping and place your order 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    Stampin’ Up! Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack

    This card pack – Dandy Garden Memories & More is a wonderful addition to making cards – or, if you are a scrapbooker, perfect for that as well. I am sharing two cards today that feature the laser-cut elements of this card pack. They are the focal point for these two cards. Obviously I have paired the laser-cut panels with other Stampin’ Up! products… 🙂 Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP forms the background papers for both cards. I have also included Brilliant Wings Dies, but a full listing will be at the end of this post. Let’s take a look at the cards.

    Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack – Card #1

    The background paper is is from the Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP and features a dotted Calypso Coral. I cut it slightly larger than the laser-cut panel then matted it on a panel of Basic White card stock – all done with liquid glue. I next added the ribbon by using Seal + and running it across the triple layers. I took a length of ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and created folds for extra dimension and charm. I then added three very sweet Ladybug Trinkets with glue dots. I put this on dimensionals and added it to the card base of Calypso Coral card stock.

    For the inside I simply added two stickers from the card pack: the strip which brings in the Calypso Coral and also a bee as though it is taking supplement from the flower. For the envelope I took another one of the card pack items and adhered it to the envelope flap, adhering with liquid glue. I also added one of the stickers that coordinates with the card front.

    Card #2 is very light & springy. I added the laser-cut panel to a piece of the Playing w/ Patterns 6×6 DSP. I then die cut an outline of the butterfly with another panel of the same DSP pack using the Brilliant Wings Dies. I then die cut the detail of the butterfly in Basic White card stock and layered them together with a bit of liquid glue just along the body, then adhered it directly to the card front with more liquid glue. I added three Metallic Pearls to the butterfly body – in silver. I wanted a ribbon and used one of the ribbons from the Playing w/ Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack – Purple Posy variegated. I used a glue dot under the knot to hold it in place. I stamped the sentiment from Field of Flowers stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink on a Basic White strip. I adhered that to the same DSP as is the backdrop of the butterfly and trimmed the ends with the Banners Pick a Punch. I put this on dimensionals and added it just beneath the ribbon. I added two more of the silver Metallic Pearls to this sentiment banner.

    Dandy Garden Memories &N More Card Pack – card #2

    For the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Field of Flowers stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink, then added more of the same DSP as on the front of the card with liquid glue.

    For the envelope I stamped the grassy portion in Granny Apple Green ink from the same Field of Flowers stamp set. I then added the flowers in Gorgeous Grape ink. The envelope flap got more of the same Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP.

    I love this kind of card to have on hand. They can so easily be a sympathy card or birthday card or just a simple note. Hope you like!

    Below is a product list of items used in today’s projects. They come from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the butterfly which is a preorder item from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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 CURRENT HOST CODE – XTK4JNGQ– good Mar 16 – 31. 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.

    Quick reminder – the retirement list goes live Mar 24 – tomorrow – at 1 PM MT (that’s 3 PM Eastern time). I will pass that on to you as soon as I have that info. Items are a first come first serve basis – so order early if there is something you really want.

    Card cuts for today’s project:

    Card #1

    • Calypso Coral card stock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
    • Basic White card stock 3 3/4 x 5, 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)
    • Playing w/ Patterns 6×6 DSP 3 1/2 x 4 3/4

    Card #2

    • Purple Posy card stock 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
    • Playing w/ Patterns 6×6 DSP 3 3/8 x 4 7/8, 3/4 strip for front banner & inside + 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap
    • Basic White card stock 4 x 5 1/4 (inside

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Card Box

    Snow snow snow. This is an incredible February! Yesterday was another day of a mix of snow, ice, sleet, rain. It makes for difficult walking for sure. Our dog loves the snow. He likes to roll in it, bite at it, jump in it. And the neighbors behind us – their kids and other neighbors kids were sledding down the hill, laughing and carrying on. They love it too!

    Suffice to say – all that has nothing to do with today’s project… it’s a box for cards :O) And it has one of the butterflies on it from the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP. I like a sturdy box and a lid that fits, doesn’t wiggle around. Having said this, you will understand both the lid and the base have layers to strengthen them. I also seem to prefer narrow borders, so they are 1/8″, not 1/4″ ~ all to say, card cuts must be precise. Shall we get on with it and take a peek?

    Butterfly Card Box – #1

    This paper – the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP ~ is stunningly beautiful. This particular sheet is the other side of the butterflies that can be die cut with the Butterfly Dies. :O) I kind of hated using this for the background, considering… but I did. You will also notice a Box Lid Shim that I have made so the lid fits snugly. I’ll share info about that later. In the meantime, here’s a side view photo.

    Butterfly Card Box – #2

    You can clearly see in the photo above, the base is also covered…

    Butterfly Card Box – #3

    The finished size of the box base is 4 3/4 x 6 x 1 1/2. With the lid on, just add an additional 1/8″ to each dimension: 4 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 1 5/8. I used Pretty Peacock for the box base for a couple of reasons – it’s a retiring color come May, and I want to use the paper. It still coordinates nicely even though it isn’t listed as one of the colors recommended. For the box lid I used Basic White Thick card stock.

    • Cut your card box base to 7 3/4 x 9 and score on all sides at 1 1/2″. Burnish all score lines.
    • Trim as shown in photo and add Tear & Tape
    Card box bottom

    HINT: Please notice I cut and trimmed on opposite sides of the box, so the folded ends would support the longer side of the box, giving it more strength. Note, I cut straight up to the score line, then trimmed a wedge from the end portion only and both sides of the end

    • Decorate your box with two layers: card stock then DSP. For ease, layer the DSP to the card stock, then to the card box itself.
      • card stock layer… 4 5/8 x 1 3/8 (2); 5 7/8 x 1 3/8 (2)
      • DSP layer… 4 5/8 x 1 1/4 (2); 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 (2)
      • For the box bottom I had the card stock and DSP the same length
      • Adhere these with liquid glue as there is wiggle room to get it straight and even.
      • It’s much easier to decorate the box when it’s flat.
    • Remove the Tear & Tape covers and fold in ends.
    • Decorate the inside if you so desire – and I did… slightly less than 4 3/4 x 6
    Box Card Base

    Box Top…

    • Cut Basic White Thick card stock 6 3/4 x 8. Notice this is exactly one inch small than the box base cuts.
    • Score using the Box Lid Shim @ 1″ on all sides.
      • The Box Lid Shim allows the lid to fit snugly with just a hint of allowance. If not using the shim, the lid will be too snug and the sides of the base bottom will dip in. Find directions for the Box Lid Shim on a Connie Stewart video from some time ago. It is made from Window Sheet, scored and card stock folded over one side for perfect spacing.
    • Burnish all score lines, cut & trim the same as for the box bottom. Add Tear & Tape
    • Decorate the box top: card stock 5 7/8 x 4 3/8; DSP 5 3/4 x 4 1/2. Adhere these two together with liquid glue, then add to the top of the box.
    • Decorate the sides:
      • Card stock layer 5 7/8 x 7/8 (2); 4 5/8 x 7/7 (2)
      • DSP layer 5 3/4 x 3/4 (2); 4 3/4 x 3/4
      • Adhere DSP onto card stock with liquid glue, then to box sides, also with liquid glue
    • Remove covers on Tear & Tape and fold ends in – voila!

    Final decoration for the box top… I used three layers of card stock

    • Pretty Peacock 3 1/2 x 3 1/4
    • Just Jade 3 3/8 x 3 1/8
    • Basic White 3 1/4 x 3
    • Stamp the sentiment on the Basic White panel, The sentiment comes from the Lovely You stamp set. Adhere butterfly die cut from the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP with the Butterfly Dies, with liquid glue. Add dimensionals under wing tips. Add three small Matte Black Dots to the body and two large Matte Black Dots below the sentiment.
    • Adhere the Basic White panel to the Just Jade panel with liquid glue.
    • Adhere the Just Jade panel to the Pretty Peacock panel with dimensionals.
    • Adhere the Pretty Peacock panel to the center of the box top with liquid glue – and woohoo! Your box is complete and ready to fill.

    I love this box! It is just beautiful and it’s sturdy – I hope you like it too. Now, let’s talk about these beautiful papers, coordinating stamp set and dies. As a demonstrator, these items are a preorder for us. The stamp set and dies will be in the next Annual Catalog that will be released May 3. The papers, and there are two of them which you will see in the photo below, will not be sold in the Annual Catalog. This collection will be available to you as a customer Mar 2 – May 3. After that date, only the stamp set & dies will be available. If you would like to JOIN MY TEAM, you could add this collection as part or your joining items 😁 and you can do that here.Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now…

    Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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 CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

    My computer sometimes gives me fits… and today is one of them. Please see the flyer here.

    Products available FREE with $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration – Level 1

    Products available FREE with $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration – Level 2

    AND if you HOST a party or have products $300 & up, this is FREE during Sale-a-bration… along with the above items as well!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    Stampin’ Up! Sent with Love, Pretty Perennials

    Today is President’s Day! What does that mean to you? What I think of is Abraham Lincoln… and hubby just finished reading a book titled Abe that was really good. He was an amazing man and an incredible president. If you like history – this is an excellent read. I have my hands wrapped around the book Eleanor right now and keep learning how incredible she was as a First Lady of our country. These thingsd have nothing to do with today’s card, so maybe I should just get on with it…

    Sent with Love, Pretty Perennials – #1

    Can you see in the photo the embossing on the card front? I’ve used two folders, one for the DSP and another for the Basic White card stock. They come together and are called Meadow Moments Embossing Folder. Here’s better photo to share the delicasy of these two.

    Sent with Love, Pretty Perennials – #2

    I think you can see the embossing better, right? So delicate and beautiful. And here’s how I put this card together…

    • Emboss the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP with the leaf portion of the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder set.
    • Emboss the Basic White panel with the floral, butterfly and leaf portion of the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder set.
    • Adhere the DSP strip to the Basic White panel with liquid glue.
    • Add the Just Jade 20-22 In Color Ribbon by wrapping to the back and hold in place with Stampin Seal
    • Die cut the flower from Hydrangea Hill DSP and the petals for the flower in Basic White card stock. Adhere the flower together with liquid glue and a mini dimensional. Add an Opal Rounds to the center. (Truth be told… this flower was sitting on my desk from a previous project and I liked the color contrasts of the green and pink.😊)
    • Adhere the flower to the card front with a dimensional.
    • Also sitting on my desk was this butterfly die cut with the Butterfly Dies (new product! this will be available in the 2021 Annual Catalog.) I adhered this butterfly with dimensionals as well.
    • Stamp the sentiment with Memento Black ink on Basic White card stock and die cut with the Potted Succulents Dies. The sentiment comes from Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. I attached the sentiment to the card front with dimensionals and trimmed the end.
    • Adhere this panel to another layer of Basic White card stock for strength then to the Thick Basic White card base with dimensionals ~ and your card front is done!
    Sent with Love, Pretty Perennials – #3

    For the inside… I wanted to carry both the green and pink to the inside so adhered a strip of the same Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP (new product available soon to customers!) to the right side of the Basic White panel. I die cut another flower with the Perennial Petals Dies, this time from the Paper Blooms DSP (FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order). I also die cut petals from Basic White card stock and a scrap I had on my desk of…. for the center of the flower. All were adhered together with liquid glue and another Opal Rounds was added as well. This was adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue. This Basic White card stock panel was adhered to a Mint Macaron piece then to the inside of the card – all with liquid glue. and the inside was complete!

    Sent with Love, Pretty Perennials – #4

    For the envelope… I adhered a panel of the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed it to fit. For the front of the envelope, I stamped the flower background from the Pretty Perennials stamp set, in Roccco Rose ink stamped off once, then the detail flower stamp in full strength Rococo Rose ink – and the card was finis!

    This card is so versatile – it could easily be a sympathy card or birthday or simply thinking of you, depending on if you stamped something special inside. I like that it is cheery and bright too.

    Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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 CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

    Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

    Sale-a-bration items FREE with $50 purchase – Level 1

    Sale-a-bration items FREE with $100 purchase – Level 2

    And if you HOST a party or place an order of $300 or more during Sale-a-bration

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    Stampin’ Up! Free DSP Cards

    Today I’m sharing two cards using the Flower & Fields DSP that is FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration. They are super easy and the layout can be used for so many options of type of card: sympathy, birthday, thinking of you, congratulations, get well, a ‘lift me up’ kind of sentiment.

    Both of these cards use the same measurements, just assorted dies/ stamp sets/ embellishments. So here we go with the details…

    • Card #1
    • Band Together bundle
    • Peony Garden DSP
    • Pastel Pearls
    • Just Jade card stock
    • Basic White card stock
    • Pool Party card stock – sentiment banner
    • Memento Black ink
    • Flower & Fields DSP

    For the inside…

    Card #1 inside

    Card #1 inside info

    • Strawberry Builder Punch – flowers
    • Peony Garden DSP
    • ‘Matte Black Dots
    • Memento Black ink
    • Basic White card stock
    Card #1

    Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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 CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Jan 21 – Feb 3. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

    Card stock cuts for both cards:

    Card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

    Basic White 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 + sentiment & scrap

    Basic White inside 4 x 5 1/4

    Flower & Field DSP (3) 1 3/8 x 3 1/2 + 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    • Card #2
      • Friend Like You stamp set
      • Tasteful Labels Dies
      • 20-22 In Color Enamel Dots
      • Sheer Ribbon Pool Party
      • Just Jade card stock
      • Basic White card stock
      • Memento Black ink
      • Flower & Fields DSP
    Card #2 inside

    Card #2 inside info

    • Friends Like You stamp set
    • Memento Black ink
    • Granny Apple Green ink
    • Basic White card stock
    Card #2

    Stampin’ Up! Coordinating Annual Catalog Product with Jan-Jun Mini Catalog

    Hello again… it’s snowing… ever so slightly. We are just on the edge – and I confess, I like snow. So for me, let’s have some!

    Today is Inauguration Day – and we are just a bit anxious about it… violence is just so non-sensical and unnecessary. Our prayer today is for peace, not only in Washington, but in our entire country – as well as the world. Regardless of your politics, please pray for peace.

    Today’s card is extra fun – a card on a card, using a new stamp set called Suite Sampler. It is a HOST reward set and may be found on pg 88 in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog. Feel free to contact me to see how you may get this set! (LOVE this dragonfly!) I have paired this with one from the Annual Catalog called Sending Sunshine, for the sentiments. Here’s a photo…

    Coordinating Old/ New – #1

    Isn’t this dragonfly beautiful? Products used in todays project… listed in two columns…

    Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog product in left column. Annual Catalog product in right column.

    • Flower & Field DSP – FREE w/ $50 purchase
    • Suite Sampler stamp set – HOST set
    • Pool Party card stock
    • Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Gems
    • Sheer Ribbon – Pool Party
    • Basic White card stock
    • Basic White card stock, Thick
    • Stampin Blends for dragonfly: Pool Party, Lt Misty Moonlight, Dk Seaside Spray
    • Stampin Blends for leaves (inside card): Lt Garden Green
    • Memento Black ink
    • Garden Green ink
    • Wink of Stella – on body of dragonfly

    Yep – more product from the Annual Catalog for sure, but how can you resist that dragonfly?

    Here’s a picture of the inside… and yes, this is a card on a card, but not really as the the card base is flat; it does not open.

    Coordinating Old/ New – #2, inside

    These leaves look so great with the Designer Series Paper. Did I mention this paper is FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration? Woopie! Sale-a-bration goes to the end of February folks, so don’t waste your precious time. It’s a wastin’…

    Card cuts will be listed at the end of this post. Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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, 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 CURRENT HOST CODE RSVNH4XW- good Jan 5-20. (I’ll have a new HOST CODE in tomorrows post.) . 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well.

    Sale-a-bration items with a $50 purchase – Level 1

    Sale-a-bration items with a $100 purchase – Level 2

    Now is the perfect time to JOIN MY TEAM – extra benefits for YOU during Sale-a-bration (ends last day of February!). Contact me for more details… tlsbrightspot@gmail.com

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies

    This card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Painted  Poppies stamp set AND the Peaceful Moments stamp set for the sentiment. This is so bright and cheery – it would definitely lift someone’s spirits! I’m feeling so much better today after being a bit punky with a cold all week. Even went to the gym and did the eliptical for 25 minutes! YAY!! But on with the card. Here it is…

    Here are the details…

    • Thick Whisper White card base cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
    • Layer Lovely Lipstick  4″ x 5 1/4″
    • Cut Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 5″; stamp the single poppy from the Painted Poppies stamp set in the middle of the card with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then stamp the string of Poppies in Tuxedo Black Memento ink so they surround the larger poppy.
    • Using the second largest circle die, cut out the center. Using both light and dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ blends, color the poppies that were cut from the circle. Notice I left many of the tips of the flowers without color. I think it makes them look more real, plus it gives them depth.
    • Using the largest circle die, cut a circle in Poppy Parade. Adhere the Painted Poppies circle to the Poppy Parade circle using liquid glue. You could put this section on dimensionals and it would look awesome too. I simply chose not to.
    • Adhere this entire poppy design to the Lovely Lipstick paper using liquid glue.
    • Take a piece of Real Red ribbon about 7 1/4″ in length and wrap around both these pieces. One way to keep it in place is to use snail directly to the ribbon then lay it on the paper. Works like magic! And if you use the grid paper while placing that ribbon, it will be super straight – works every time. Take another length of ribbon, make a bow and attach in the center with a glue dot.
    • Put dimensionals on the back of the Lovely lipstick and adhere to the thick Whisper White card base.
    • Take a Whisper White scrap, stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and trim the ends as shown. Add dimensionals to the back of the strip and adhere to the card front. Voila!!!

    I’ve used three shades of red on this card (Lovely Lipstick, Poppy Parade and Real Red) and they look great together – at least I think so. Stampin’ Up! does such a good job of coordinating their colors that it is easy to combine various shades of one color. After all – it’s what Mother Nature does 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like this Painted Poppies card. It was extra fun to create. Want to join me in creating cards? Please contact me at TLsBrightSpot@gmail.com. It’s always more fun to have a partner with whom to brainstorm, connect and create.

    Remember that Sale-a-bration ends March 31 with all those free products. It will still be possible to order from the catalogue until Jun 1 but all those freebies ends Mar 31. Just sayin’.

    When you order from me, please use the current HOST CODE: XYW2SYNV. With a purchase of $50, you receive a free item of your choice not to exceed $10. Just let me know what that item is so I can place the order and get it on it’s way to you. One item per customer per month please. Thank you!

    May you have a beautiful day. Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card. 

     

     

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