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Stampin’ Up! More Butterflies

In my last post here I talked about a Butterfly Card Box and that it was a gift for a friend. Today’s post is the rest of the cards to go in the gift box.

These butterfly ‘tops’ are all ones that were on my desk after playing last week and since the box is a butterfly one, I decided to use them. The blue card butterfly top is die cut from Mint Macaron with the underpart cut from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP. The green card butterfly top is die cut from Just Jade with the underside being the same paper from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP. Both of these were adhered to a panel of Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP (part of the freebies during Sale-a-bration) with a Vellum Doily atop it. The doily was adhered with Seal + and the butterfly with liquid glue. With the blue card I took a panel of Basic White card stock and ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. The blue square panel was adhered with Foam Adhesive cut smaller so it doesn’t show. The thank you sentiment is one die cut using the Many Messages bundle, which cuts several sentiments at once. I adhered it to a slightly larger piece of the same Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP, put a dimensional under the bottom half and a dab of liquid glue under the half and added it to the card. to finalize the front of the blue card I added 3 Iridescent Pearls.

Back to the green card, I adhered the green square to a Basic White square cut a bit larger and since it was backed with something stronger, I added dimensionals to it. This square was added to a Basic White panel run through the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder that also had white twine double wrapped around it. The twine is from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack and is quite fine. The layers then were: card base, Basic White panel run through the embossing folder, then the layers of the green square panel with the butterfly. To complete this card front I again added three Iridescent Pearls.

With two card fronts done, I then created the third card front. This begins with a card base of So Saffron with a layer of Basic White card stock run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and adhered with liquid glue. I then die cut a panel with the Stitched Rectangle Dies from the Flower & Field DSP (another FREE item during Sale-a-bration). I had measured this fairly carefully so I would have a border piece left over. The solid rectangle got Foam Adhesive adhered to the back and centered on the card front. The border was turned over to the other side and adhered with liquid glue. I like how it provides a nice contrast and brings in the yellow of the butterfly. The butterfly is again two layers: the solid piece is die cut from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP that has variations of color shown on the envelope flap; the top is Basic Black with areas covered in Wink of Stella (which does not show in this photo!). The two butterfly pieces were adhered together with liquid glue and added to the rectangular panel with liquid glue. The sentiment panel is again from the Many Messages bundle, stamped originally in Memento Black ink, and adhere with liquid glue to a strip of the Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP and ends punched with the Banners Pick a punch. I put dimesnionals at the edges of the rectangular panels, a bit of liquid glue to the sentiment banner and adhered it to the card front. Three Iredescent Pearls were added to complete this third card front.

Now for the insides and the envelopes…

For the two card insides on the left: stamp the butterfly in Basic Gray stamped off once onto basic White panel; stamp the filler for the butterfly in stamped-off Mint Macaron ink. This image comes from the A Touch of Ink stamp set – another FREE item during Sale-a-bration! For the third card, I used the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set (new and available to customers Mar 3) in Basic Gray ink. I had covered this one butterfly with ink using a sponge dauber and my Stamparatus. It worked perfectly. I then used my Blending Brushes to cover the Basic White panel with So Saffron ink. This was adhered to the inside of the So Saffron card and all three cards were complete. :O)

OK, I didn’t quite get these in the right order, but you can see them well at least. The blue… Oh So Ombrfe 6×6 DSP and stamped with the A Touch of Ink stamp set in several places using Basic Gray ink; the green… Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP and stamped with A Touch of Ink stamp set and Basic Gray ink; and the final envelope flap is covered in Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP – and all three are done! Voila! I love this set of cards, all using butterflies yet each unique and different. I hope my friend will like them too.

Several FREE products were used in todays cards – and Sale-a-bration ends later TODAY… in other words – order now.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, the Sale-a-bration 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 products available with $50 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Sale-a-bration products available with $100 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Sale-a-bration products available with $300 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Card cuts:

  • Basic White card base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 (2); 4 x 5 1/4 (5); 3 1/4 square
  • So Saffron card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP 2 1/4 x 6 (2 for envelope flap) , 3 x 3 behind doily
  • Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap) plus enough for large butterfly; different panel of same DSP for other two butterflies

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love

Stampin’ Up! Butterflies to Go

Hello again… today is TGIF, Friday the 26th… only two more days for Sale-a-bration. The products FREE with $50, $100 and above purchase are amazing. If you haven’t jumped in yet, it isn’t too late. It’s is getting close though :O) OK – projects. I had a class the other day, only three of us but we have a good time masked et all. Remember the butterfly box I made? For directions to make this box yourself, click here to my previous post.

Butterfly Card Box

The class made the same box, only with different papers, and a coordinating card – and I want to share them with you. The DSP this time was Paper Blooms DSP, one of the FREE packets of 12 x 12 paper. The focus was to make the box, decorate if there was time, and to make a card. Take a peek…

Sorry -n there are two photos of the one box/ card – ugh. Didn’t these turn out lovely? Remember the front isn’t decorated yet, but even just as is, the box is wonderful. And the ladies did such a great job. Last time I tried this, it was a different group and they were not so careful and because of that the lid did not fit. I’m so proud of these ladies… they were precise and yay!!!

Now for today’s project… I’m making cards for the box that I made – and it’s for a special friend. I only have two made so far, but will finish the rest soon to give her. Here are the two cards…

These cards have the same layout, but different sentiments and embellishments. Directions for both are the same.

  • Card base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2: scored at 4 1/4 Card 1 – Seaside Spray/ card 2 – So Saffron
  • Cut a panel of DSP with the largest Stitched Rectangles Dies: Card 1 Sand & Sea DSP/ Card 2 Butterfly Bijou 6×6 (NEW)
  • Adhere a panel of a coordinating DSP cut 2 1/4 by 4 1/4
  • With the fourth largest Stitched Rectangles Dies, die cut a panel from the center.
  • Adhere dimensionals to the back of the smaller panel and set aside. (You could also use Foam Adhesive Sheets cut smaller than the rectangle)
  • Adhere larger panel to card front: adhere smaller panel with dimensionals in the opening. What’s so neat about this is you have double stitching showing 🙂
  • Decorate the card front!
    • Here I used butterflies die cut with the Brilliant Wings Dies (NEW) from the (also NEW) Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP This DSP will be available to customers Mar 2 – May 3, then it will no longer be available for purchase. The stamp set and coordinating dies WILL BE in the 21-22 Annual Catalog!
    • The sentiments come from Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set stamped in Memento Black ink on Basic White scraps. Card 1 is a banner strip 3/4 x about 3 1/4 and end punched with the Banners Pick a Punch. Card 2 sentiment is die cut with the Ornate Frames Dies.
    • I added Matte Black Dots on both butterflies: 5 on the larger and only 3 on the smaller.
    • Additionally, I added Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins on Card 1. On Card 2 I added three Opal Rounds.
    • I also added to Card 2 Terra Cotta Tile ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack: a tiny piece under the tail of the butterfly and the same ribbon back & forth behind the sentiment panel. This sentiment panel has a background from the same Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP and is on dimensionals.

Insides of both cards…

  • Card 1: Stamp the full butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in Seaside Spray on a panel of Basic nWhite 4 x 5 1/4. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Black ink using the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set. Adhere to the inside.
  • Card 2: Adhere a 1/2 x 4 strip to a Basic White panel 4 x 5 1/4. Adhere to the inside.
  • Cards are now done!!!

For both envelopes I adhered a strip of card stock + DSP or 2 strips of DSP as shown – and these two are complete.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, the Sale-a-bration 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 is only two days from ending. Get these FREE PRODUCTS with a $50 purchase

And get these FREE products with your order of $100 through Feb 28

And if you HOST a party during Sale-a-bration and the product total is over $300


Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up and The Impossible

Baby it’s cold outside. Baby it’s cold outside.When we let the dog out this morning to ‘tour’ the estate’ 😏 and check every nook and cranny, the snow was crunchy. Not only that but he didn’t stay out! He wanted right back in after taking care of business. This surprised me as he likes roaming around checking things out, just not this morning…It will be a cold walk for us once it’s daylight.

Today’s card ~ is called The Impossible card because it doesn’t seem as though it could be done, but it can – and I did. There are a couple of videos out there that I highly recommend, cuz written directions would be, well, next to impossible 🙂 And here’s the finished product.

The impossible Card – #1

And here’s how it looks before it’s decorated.

The Impossible Card – #2

Interesting, isn’t it? Let me give you some basic directions and if you decide to make this beauty, take a gander at a couple of videos: Jan Mansor Brown, Mary Deatherage, or May May are a few.

  • Card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2: scored in half on the short side at 2 1/8.
  • Turn and score on the long side at 2 3/4 JUST TO THE SCORE LINE.
  • Turn the card base 180 degrees and score at 1 1/4 & 4, JUST TO THE SCORE LINE. That is 1 1/4 at each end
  • Using your trimmer to make certain lines are very straight, cut on each score line.

Here are a couple of photos: one to show score lines, one with score lines cut.

score lines for The Impossible card
appropriate scores lines cut

Holding the panel longways, what you have now is a piece with three (3) slits: one at top and two ‘legs’. Hold the left side of the card stock asnd rotate the other half 180 degrees and crease along the center fold, making certain edges are even. Essentially you have two ‘L’s’ with a connection. YAY! The hardest part is done. And here’s yet another photo.

right section turned 180 degrees

Now let’s make a template to use to decorate this card base – and it will look like an L. Cut a piece 2 5/8 x 4 1/8. On the short side mark down the middle with a pencil. Turn this to the long side and mark down the middle. Look at the photo above again, and holding the piece in the portrait position, trim away the upper right quadrant. This is best done with the paper trimmer to keep lines straight but can be done with your paper snips as well. This becomes your template for decorating the card base.

template for decorating The Impossible Card

Cutting pieces for this card:

  • Larger sentiment panel: Flirty Flamingo 2 7/8 x 2; Basic White 2 3/4 x 1 7/8
  • Sentiment panel to hold card together: Flirty Flamingo 3/4 x 3; Basic White 1/2 x 3
  • Flower & Field DSP 2 1/8 x 4 1/8 (2). Trim, removing panel as shown in photo above. Remember they are opposite! I highly recommend cutting/ adhering panel one at a time to avoid a mistake. Yep – did it!
  • Perennial Petals Dies for the flower, and Many Mates stamp set for the upper sentiment and Well Said stamp set for the sentiment strip. Opal Rounds for the flower and additional embellishment. I used Memento Black ink for stamping.
  • The sentiment strip is what holds this card together so it isn’t floppy. It also keeps everything straight. When adhering this strip, use your grid paper to make certain everything is in alignment.
  • This is a very flat card. Adhere everything together with liquid glue.

I decorated the envelope with the same DSP but did not take a photo – and it is mailed already. Here is photo again of the completed card – The Impossible card, made possible!

The Impossible Card

I do hope you try making this ~ and have fun doing it!

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, the Sale-a-bration 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.

FREE product during Sale-a-bration with $50 purchase

FREE product with $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration

And if you HOST a party with $300 sales

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin” Up! 3 D Project

It’s been a while since I posted anything but cards, but today is the day! This is a very fun, easy 3-Sided Box made with the Flower & Field DSP that is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase. Just reminding you Sale-a-bration ends Feb 28… just sayin’… Ok, the box… the neat part, once you have made one and realize how easy it is, you can change up the dimesnions to suit your need.

3- Sided Box – #1

Is this cute or what?! Part of what makes it so appealing is the paper; the other is the shape – it’s different. The finished size is 4 1/2″ in length, 2″ in height and 3″ for the base. I began with Misty Moonlight card stock cut 9 3/4 x 8 1/2. Score on the short side at 2 & 6 1/2. Score on the long side @ 2 1/2, 5 1/2 & 8. Keep in mind, this last score line is the top or the front of the box. I sometimes find it helpful to put a sticky note on that space so I don’t forget what is what.

Burnish all sides. Trim as shown in photo. Find the center point of your ‘wings’ and score from both corners to create the triangle. This panel is 3: in width, so the center of the wings is 1 1/2″. Burnish those side score lines. Add Tear n Tape to designated place – again – see photo. (This photo is upside down… with the top/ front at the bottom of the photo!🥴) I rounded the corners of my front panel, but the next time I will use a die to make a fun front 🙂 Cuts for DSP panels are this: 4 5/16 x 2 5/16 (2) & 4 5/16 x 1 5/8. When cutting my Designer paper, I wanted the pattern to match, especially in the front to the next panel. Look at the photo and see how it does that. Remember to round the front corners of your front DSP panel. Adhere the Flower & Field DSP with liquid glue. Remove Tear n Tape, fold in the sides and adhere.

3-Sided Box – #2

3-Sided Box – #3

Because this is a giftie, I die cut a small tag using a die from the Hydrangea Dies and stamped the ‘for you’ using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I added the white twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack to attach it to the ribbon. I used the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon to tie around the box to keep it closed. And you could add a glue dot on the bottom of the box to keep the ribbon from getting lost from the box. :O)

3-Sided Box – #4

Isn’t this sweet? I love it and cannot wait to make a few more – maybe different sizes :O)

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.

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

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

And… if you HOST a party or place an order totaling $300 or more

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys

Hello. It’s snow again today and it’s coming down in big flakes and sticking! We may get as much as 4-5″ and interestingly, the northern part of the state is to get LESS! Imagine… todays card… features the Darling Donkeys stamp set and Well Suited DSP. I totally cased a layout and some ideas from another demonstrator but changed up several other parts of the card.

Darling Donkeys – #1

I am smitten with these donkeys ~ maybe because they are somewhat sassy-looking and fun-loving. The stamp set is FREE during Sale-a-bration when you purchase $50 worth of product ~ and Sale-a-bration ends Feb 28. Let’s talk through how I created this card.

  • The plaid pattern of this Well-Suited DSP is layered on a a panel of Basic White with liquid glue, then onto the Pacific Point card base with liquid glue as well.
  • The dotted pattern of this DSP was given additional color with a Poppy Parade Blends by adding dots of color where the white dots were. It was then layered on a panel of Basic White, after punching one end with the Tag Topper Punch. It was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.
  • The Poppy Parade piece of the Well Suited DSP was adhered to a panel of Basic White then adhered to the card front… dimensionals on the right side of the strip only.
  • Die cut a circle with the largest of the Stitched Shapes Dies – out of Basic White card stock. Stamp the donkey in Saddle Brown Memento ink then the sentiment in Night of Navy ink and the fun little sparklers in Poppy Parade ink. (It might look better if the donkey were stamped in Memento Black ink!) I added the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the center of each sparkler cluster. This was attached to the card front with dimensionals only on the left side of the circle – to balance the heights of the card stocks.
  • Finally I stamped another donky on a scrap of Basic White – again in the Saddle Brown (this topo would look better in Memento Black ink!). I colored this donkey with Smoky Slate Belnds and added some Poppy Parade Blends to the feet and hair. This donkey was added with dimensionals – and the card front was complete.
Darling Donkeys – #2
  • On the inside I used Light Smoky Slate to color a space, then stamped the sentiment from Darling Donkeys stamp set in Night of Navy ink.
  • I stamped the donkey in Memento Black ink and colored the rose with Poppy Parade Blends and Granny Apple Green Blends.
  • This was adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue and the card was done!
Darling Donkeys – #3

For the envelope, I took the plaid of the Well Suited DSP and adhered it to the envelope flap, trimmed to fit. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink and the set was done and ready for a receiver :O)

Darling Donkeys – #4

I think this card will put a smile on someone’s face when they receive it. How could they not? The faces are just too cute! Card cuts are listed at the bottom 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, 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!

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 have products totaling $300 during Sale-a-bration…

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Card Cuts for todays project…

  • Pacific Point 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Basic White 4 x 5 1/4 (2) + 2 1/8 x 4 3/8, 1 3/8 x 4 3/8 + about 3″ square for circle die cut & scrap for donkey
  • Well Suited DSP: Plaid – 3 7/7 x 5, dots 2 x 4 1/4, Poppy panel 1 1/4 x 4 1/4

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! Pretty Perennials

Hello again. It’s 17degrees this morning…. now these kind of temps will kill lots of germs! OK, enuf of that… today’s card… I love the dies in this bundle! The leaves and the decorative dies for the flowers are just so delicate and lovely. Here’s a close-up… are these stunning or what! They do the work for us. 🙂

Pretty Perennials bundle – #1

One of the nice parts about this bundle is all the dies can be run through the Mini Cut & Emboss machine. It’s another bonus. Yesterday was the first I had played with this set and all I did was work the dies. I did almost no stamping at all – so obviously there’s still lots for me to do with this set – yay!

Pretty Perennials bundle – #2

I had at hand the Hydrangea Hill DSP and chose to die cut the flower heads and the leaves from the papers, then the delicate overlay of the flowers is Basic White card stock. And the word ‘happy’ has a really fun script. More detail…

  • Die cut the flower heads and the large leaf image from Hydrangea Hill DSP using the Perennial Petals Dies
  • Die cut the delicate overlay for the flowers in Basic White card stock, also using the Perennial Petals Dies. Adhere these to the appropriate flower with just a dot of liquid glue in the center
  • Cut a strip of Hydrangea Hill DSP 1 1/4 x 4. Adhere the strip with liquid glue to the Basic White panel, about 1/2″ from bottom
  • Using the Stamparatus, stamp the word ‘happy’ in Memento Black ink. This comes from the Pretty Perennials stamp set. Using the Stamparatus allows for perfect placement if you need to re-stamp. I use it a lot!
  • Stamp the rest of the sentiment in Rococco Rose ink. This too, comes from the Pretty Perennials stamp set.
  • Adhere the leaf die with liquid glue, allowing the end of the stem to remain loose.
  • Stamp the sweet open flower in Rococo Rose ink – yep, from the Pretty Perennials stamp set
  • Adhere the two flower heads with liquid glue
  • Add these stunning Pastel Pearls to the centers of each flower. These are larger than our regular pearls and have four shades in the package: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray. They are part of the suite of products from Hydrangea Hill collection – found on pg 19 in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini catalog.
  • Adhere the completed panel to Rococo Rose card stock with liquid glue. Add dimensionals to the back of the Rococco Rose and adhere to a Thick Basic White card base. Card front is complete!

Unfortunately I did not take photos of the inside of the card – and it is already out the door! But here’s what I did… use your imagination 🙂 silly me.

  • Die cut the group of stems in the Perennial Petals Dies from a piece of the Hydrangea Hill DSP. I used the same DSP for the larger leaf on the front.
  • Using this same set of dies, die cut the group of small flower heads from the same blue Hydrangea Hill DSP as the blue flower on the card front. Adhere both with liquid glue to the lower left corner of a panel of Basic White card stock.
  • Adhere this panel to another of Rococo Rose, then into the inside of the card. and voila!
Pretty Perennials bundle – #3

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!

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

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

Card cuts for todays card:

  • Basic White, thick – 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4 (2)
  • Rococo Rose 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (2)

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May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! In Bloom

Hello! How is everyone today? It’s Thursday and going to be very windy and cold. When we walk the dog we will need to be quite bundled – and may even put the doggy coat on our Springer.He isn’t used to it as the winter has been extremely mild, but he seems to like it. We’ll decide when it becomes daylight :O)

Todays card was made with the extra fun NEW Pierced Bloom Dies that is bundled with the In Blooms stamp set. It also allowed me to die cut flowers from the FREE with a $50 purchase Paper Blooms DSP. Of course, that FREE is only during Sale-a-bration which goes through the end of February. Just sayin ‘… The card ~

In Bloom #1

Every single flower and leaf was die cut from the Paper Blooms DSP. Isn’t that cool? The bow is as well. I’ve taken several close-ups so you can see what these dies do – they make these awesome lines, like stitching. I simply kept die cutting flowers and leaves and made a fun pile of them, using what I wanted for this card. I have a few left to play with again. What do I do with the extras? Mostly they go in a small bag and get put in either the stamp set or in with the dies – depends. I like having extras handy. Sometimes they sit in a small container on my desk waiting for inspiration. But the card… all of these were adhered to a Basic White panel . Since there were so many flowers on the panel, I adhered another layer of the Basic White card stock for added strength. I put dimensionals on the back and adhered it to a Night of Navy card base.

Can you see all the texture these dies add, making these almost ‘real’! And the bow – well, love that bow – so delicate. I’ve die cut two and layered them atop one another, just off-center a bit. I’ve also added several Iridescent Pearls. And the label is from this die set as well. It’s wonderful! The sentiment on the label comes from Tasteful Touches stamp set in the Annual Catalog. I’ve die cut two labels – Basic White and Night of Navy card stocks and layered them together with liquid glue. They sit on dimensionals as does the bow. Everything else is adhered with liquid glue.

Let’s take a look at the inside of the card.

In Bloom – card inside

The sentiment comes from the In Bloom stamp set and is stamped in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel. The flowers are die cut from the Paper Blooms DSP and adhered with liquid glue. The panel was adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

What do you think – isn’t this a fun card? A friend of ours has a birthday tomorrow and I will hand deliver this since she is local – yep, masked and probably just texting her to say it’s in her mailbox so we don’t come in contact. Her family is health compromised and have to be super careful.

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!

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

Sale-a-bration items FREE with $100 purchase

And when you HOST an event that has a $300 total or more

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Stampin’ Up! Lots of heart, Love you

Woohoo… so excited. I got a package from Stampin’ Up! with new stamp sets/ dies… and one of the bundles shouted ‘play with me now’ – so I did… and I paired it with Rainbow Glimmer Paper from the Annual Catalog 🙂

Lots of Heart, Love you – #1

Can you see the gradient of the paper? Oh my goodness… honestly, I didn’t really know how I was going to use this paper, but this is it!!! This is one long die in the bundle – again the bundle is the Lots of Heart bundle and the dies are called Many Heart Dies. Fits, right?! And it has these beautiful ‘frames’ that you can see in the hearts #3 & 4 and #6 (count down from the top). Let me explain… there’s the heart itself, and a tiny frame cutout, cut at the same time. I chose to use only three of the ‘frames’ – the rest are on my desk, waiting inspiration. Got an idea? Share it with me, would you?

Details:

  • Cut a strip of Basic White card stock 2 x 5 1/4.
  • Die cut down the center with the Many Heart Dies.
  • Cut a piece of the Rainbow Shimmer Paper 1 3/4 x 5 1/8 and adhere behind 2″ strip with liquid glue.
  • Add any ‘framing’ from the die cut you want to use, using limited amount of liquid glue Put dimensionals on the back.
  • Stamp a panel of Basic White 4 x 5 1/4 with the sentiment from Heartfelt stamp set in Magenta Madness, then run through the Tasteful Textures 3D embossing folder. Adhere this with liquid glue to a Thick Basic White card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 – and your card fronbt is done!
Lots of Heart, Love you, inside – #2

For the inside…

  • On a Basic White panel 4 x 5 1/4, stamp the dotted heart in Magenta Madness ink, stamping off once.
  • Stamp the floral ‘bouquet’ in Memento Black ink over the top, lining up the flowers with the curve & bottom tip of the heart. Color using Stampin Blends: Magenta Madness & Granny Apple Green
  • Adhere the panel with liquid glue to the card base ~ and voila! Your card is complete!

For the envelope…

Lots of Heart, Love you – #3
  • Run a panel of Magenta Madness card stock (2 1/4 x 6) through the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhere to the envelope flap with liquid glue. Trim to fit.
  • On the front of the envelope, stamp this sweet line of hearts along the left side in Magenta Madness ink and the card/ envelope are complete!!!

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!

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

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

Sale-a-bration items FREE when you HOST or spend $300

Do you want that extra discount when shopping with Stampin’ Up? Let me show you how… Join my Team. Contact me for further details.

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

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