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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies, Peaceful Moments

Today’s card features the fabulous Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Peaceful Moments for sentiments and finally, a gorgeous diecut from Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Let’s take a look…

Here are the deets:

  • Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″;  3″ x 1 1/4″; for the inside 4 x 3 3/4″
  • Basic Black 4 / 5 1/4″
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Old Olive 4 1/8″ x 3 7/8″

Details:

  • Adhere the Peaceful Poppies DSP to the Basic Black with liquid glue
  • With the smallest Whisper White, stamp the sentiment for the card front from Peaceful Moments stamp set using Stazon Black ink, cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Put dimenionals on the back but do not attach yet. Determine it’s location and where exactly you want the Baker’s twine for a bow.
  • Using the Small Daisy Punch, with one of the petals, punch notches in appropriate place for the Baker’s Twine on the joined DSP/ Basic Black piece. I suggest you mark your paper so it’s even! Wrap a length of Baker’s twine, place the sentiment piece, then tie the bow. Adhere three Glitter Enamel Dots and voila – the card front is complete!

The inside:

  • Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments stamp set in Stazon Black ink on the remaining piece of Whisper White.
  • Adhere this with liquid glue to Old Olive cs.
  • Using a scrap from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, diecut the gorgeous scroll with Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Adhere with liquid glue in teeny tiny amounts.
  • Adhere the Old Olive/ Whisper White piece to the inside and the card is complete.

The envelope… Adhere a coordinating piece of the Peaceful Poppies to the envelope flap.

Today’s card was created using products from the SAB catalogue. There is still time to order from it, but only until Mar 31 can you receive the free items offered with the appropriate purchase amounts. In other words, with a $50 purchase you can receive one free item offered by Stampin’ Up! Such a deal! What are you waiting for… order today.

20200103_JANJUN20_en-US        20200303_SAB20-2_en-US.    01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA.    2020 SAB 2nd Release

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card.

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

Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Notecards and Thoughtful Blooms

Today’s post is another of the Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Notecards, but this time using Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and the Small Blooms Punch, which are free items during Sale-a-bration when you purchase $xxx. 🙂

Isn’t this cute? It’s feminine and easy peasy. Here are the details..

  • Using Old Olive ink, stamp the leaves all over the card.
  • Again using Old Olive ink, stamp the leaves on a scrap of Whisper White and cut out using one of the circle dies.
  • Using Old Olive ink, stamp the flower on Old Olive cs. Punch out using the Small Blooms Punch. A single Rhinestone as added to the center of each.
  • The sentiment piece was created by first stamping the sentiment from the SAB Honey Bee stamp set. I then took a small circle punch and as uniformly as possible created the the edge. This piece was adhered to the card front with dimensionals. The circle was added with liquid glue. Two of the flowers were adhered with glue dots. The last flower was adhered with a dimensional. Card is complete!
  • For the envelope, I stamped the leaf stamp first followed by the flower stamp – both in Old Olive ink.

Thanks for stopping by today. I promise we’ll do something besides Scalloped Notecards for tomorrow. But this was a bit of a fun exercise, to create each one so differently but using the same card base. Hope you liked it too.

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

Stampin’ UP! Clubhouse fun fold card

Hello – today’s card is definitely masculine and I hope you like it. It can be used for a birthday, congratulations or simply a friendly card. I created it for someone who is a golfer and just needs a ‘pick me up’. Here it is…

What do you think? One of the aspects about SU! that I like so much is that colors coordinate pretty much across the board. When they package their Designer Series Paper, it lists on the back of the package coordinating colors for that particular design. And what I’ve learned is often other shades of a particular color,  say green, may work in nicely as well. And that’s what I did on this card – worked in a different shade of green.

Here are the details…

  • Cut a piece of thick Whisper White cs 6 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, scoring on the long side at 2″.
  • Cut a piece of Country Club DSP 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere using liquid glue to the left portion of the card front. Refer to the photo for help.
  • Using Night of Navy ink, stamp both the sentiment as well as the golfer from the Clubhouse stamp set on Whisper White card stock. Using the Golf Club dies cut out the golfer and JUST the Greatest Guy part of the sentiment.
  • Using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and Pear Pizzaz cs, cut out a rectangle large enough for the golfer.
  • Using the next larger die from Stitched So Sweetly dies, cut a piece of Night of Navy cs.
  • Using liquid glue, adhere the Pear Pizzaz to the Night of Navy cs. Using dimensionals, adhere the golfer to these two pieces. See photo for placement. Set aside.
  • Cut another piece of DSP 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to the inside of the card.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White  2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ for the inside. Stamp in Night of Navy ink accordingly. I used the golf ball and this wonderful sentiment. When you look at the photo of the inside of the card, you will see that I separated this into two sections. There’s a simple explanation for that… I goofed when stamping and stamped the sentiment upside down! I was so annoyed with myself. So how to fix it? I simply cut it into two sections 🙂

Back to the front and adhering the panel to the card front.

With the card closed adhere the panel approximately 5/8″ from the left, top and bottom. This will mean it is pretty well centered on the card. I put the glue on the card front instead of the panel cuz I wanted to be sure not to have glue where it wasn’t needed.

Now complete the inside. Open the card and adhere the Whisper White panel to the inside so it is approx. 7/8″ from the fold, bottom and and right edges. What you want to be certain of is that this panel does not show when the card front is closed.

Remember to decorate the envelope – no “naked” envelopes please! And be certain to sign your card. People love to see your name or initials on there.

I hope you like today’s card. Masculine cards are sometimes tricky to create but I like the way this turned out.

Sale-a bration is quickly coming to an end – Mar 31. If you are still wanting to pick up any of these fabulous products do so right away. Reach out to me if you have questions – love to hear from you.

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

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Gift Card Box

Hello again! Nice to have you visiting. Sunday is a card “party” with a new group of folks and I had created cards for the hostess and determined they definitely needed a box for them. The finished box size is 6″ x 4 1/2″, just right for holding five standard A2 cards. Here’s the finished look…

Here are the super easy directions…

For the base:

  • Cut card stock (I used Pool Party) 8 1/2″ x 7″ and score at 1 1/4″ on all sides. Burnish and snip ends – see photo… add Tear ‘n Tape to corners and seal.

This is the inside of the box lid – perhaps you can better see the clip lines

For the top:

  • Cut Painted Poppies DSP 8 1/2″ x 7″ and score 1 1/4″ on all sides. Scoring… Use a shim or a piece of card stock to hold against the left edge of the scoring tool, place the DSP against it and score. This shim or extra paper gives just the right of extra for the lid to fit snugly without buckling the sides of the box.
  • Burnish all sides, trim as per the box base, add Tear ‘n Tape adhesive to box edges. Adhere one corner then place on box bottom and continue with other corners. Box lid will fit perfectly – not too tight but snugly.

Thanks for stopping by today. Would enjoy seeing your project when you create a gift card box.

 

Poppies Moments Dies

Hi All… Oh gosh – I so love today’s card…made with the SU! Poppy Moments Dies and a couple of other stamp sets and another die. 😏 As yesterday’s card, this is primarily monochromatic with Highland Heather the paper of choice. What did I do? Here are the details…

  • Card stock layer is Highland Heather (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″), with DSP from Best Dressed  6 x 6 DSP. (4″ x 5 1/4″). Adhere the DSP with liquid glue to the Highland Heather card base.
  • Layer… 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Highland Heather with the Best Dressed 6 x 6  DSP (3 1/4″ x 4/ 1/4″) adhered with liquid glue. Put on dimensionals and adhere to card base, centering the layer.
  • Die cuts: Using the Poppy Moments dies, Whisper White for the outline poppy, and the two centers; vellum for the larger poppy and the leaves,  green vellum from Perennial Essence for the accent on the leaves. Color the large poppy vellum with Highland Heather dark Stampin’ blends. Adhere the poppy outline to the vellum with glue dots in the3 center only. Adhere each of the centers with mini dimensionals. Adhere the green outline vellum to the plain vellum with glue dots and slip under the poppy to your satisfaction.
  • Stamp the front sentiment  from Timeless Tropical stamp set (available as part of the SAB. catalogue) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Cut out with Ornate Frames dies. Adhere with dimensionals.
  • The bow – so cute, so fun… I pulled apart three (3) small strands from the flax ribbon and tied in a bow. Adhere with a glue dot.
  • The outside is done!!!

Inside…

  • Whisper White card stock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Adhere 3/8″ strip of Highland Heather to your liking, then add the Best Dressed 6 x 6 DSP.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Rare Blessings stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Adhere with liquid glue to the inside of the card.

Envelope…

  • Stamp the flower from Rare Blessings stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color using Stampin’ blends markers Highland Heather light and dark and light Old Olive. I LOVE this little flower!
  • Make certain when coloring the flower that you slip a barrier inside the envelope as the Stampin’ blends bleed through. I use old card stock scrap and that works just fine.
  • Adhere a piece of the remainder of the Best Dressed 6 x 6 DSP piece to the envelope flap.

YAY! Card is complete… be sure you sign it on the back so the receiver knows you made it 😉

This is such a beautiful card. Make certain you send it to someone who could use a brightening of their day.

Timeless Tulips

Hello! The birds are singing wildly this morning. Isn’t it amazing how bulbs popping out of the ground can get us all enthused? It happens to me for sure. So today’s card is a hint of Spring – Pool Party is the lead color with just a hint of Petal Pink and Soft Seafoam. Here it is…

  • Card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ – Pool Party
  • Layer 4″ x 4 1/4″ Pool Party dry embossed with the beautiful Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. Adhere with liquid glue directly to the card base
  • Layer #2: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Pool Party. Cut 3″ x 4″  Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP and adhere with liquid glue to the smaller Pool Party. Put dimesnionals on the back and adhere to the card base by centering it on the card.
  • Layer #3: Using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and second from largest scalloped edge, cut a piece of Whisper White. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, the stamp the smaller tulip in Petal Pink, followed by the stem and leaves in Soft Seafoam.
  • Adhere pearls from Share What You Love OR color pearls using Stampin Blends markers.

Love the simplicity of this primarily monochromatic look. The sentiment chose lends itself to being used as a birthday, sympathy, congratulations or just a note card.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card today. This kind of card lifts my spirits and I hope it does the recipient as well.

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May you enjoy your day. Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card!

February Paper Pumpkin from SU!

Extra short post today but I wanted to share with you my current creations with the February PP kit. PP is such a treat to receive with all the embellishments, glue dots, dimensionals, card stock AND directions. I usually create one or two per directions that come with the kit, but not always. Here’s what I’ve done thinking “outside the box” …

Questions about PP? Please contact me for more details… now is a great time to invest in this monthly subscription. If you are interested in the March subscription you may order until Mar 10. One of the ideas SU! is using is coordinating the PP with current stamp sets. WOW, does this make it even more valuable for future use.

For now – ta ta. Enjoy your day… make it better by creating and sharing what you love to do!

Bloom and Grow, matching dies Budding Blooms

I really enjoy coloring, so using the blends is very relaxing to me. How about for you? This card in particular was pretty simple & easy to do. What makes a difference in a card are the details. For instance, did you notice the coloring on the background? That was done oh so casually with both light and dark Stampin Blends. It’s a bit too straight for my liking but for today we’re going with it.

Here are the details:

  • Very Vanilla card base cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ – opens from the left
  • Poppy Parade layer 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, put on card with dimesionals
  • Shimmer card layer 4 3/4″ x 3 3/8″: use Stampin blends Petal Pink to color, alternating light and dark. Adhere Shimmer paper to the Poppy Parade layer with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the flower in Memento black ink; color flowers with Poppy Parade blends light and dark; color leaves with Call Me Clover blends light and dark; color berries with light Poppy Parade; cut out with appropriate die and adhere with dimentionals onto the Shimmer paper.
  • Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Basic Black cs with Versamark ink. (Use the embossing buddy first to clear the cs of static) Dip into white embossing powder, flicking off excess, and heat emboss. Adhere to card fron with dimensionals.
  • YAY! Front is done…

Inside… I wanted to keep this really simple so stamped one of the flower bouquet on the bottom right side in Memento black ink.

Envelope… Again, wanted it to be simple but eye-catching so dry embossed a 6″ x 2 1/4″ Poppy Parade with the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder. This was adhered with liquid glue and cut to fit.

This card could so easily be done in most any shade using the Stampin Blends. Whatever color you use for the flower, coordinate the underlying paper and the envelope flap. YAY! Can’t wait to see what you do with this stamp set.

OK, after writing this post, I just had to share the rest of the cards I created. I had a class Monday night and did some extra stamping to share how to move the light and dark blends. Here are several:

 

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Bloom and Grow with coordinating Budding Blooms dies

Oh my goodness… I think I have shared with you how much I enjoy coloring. If not, well now you know 😏 The weather here was gray, overcast and rainy – a bit on the dreary side to say the least. Hubby was home and wanted a fire in the fireplace so I brought my crafty stuff to that cozy spot and had a “jolly good” time.

The night before I had taught a class and demonstrated coloring with blends. I had stamped and cut some extra pieces so I could demo a different color than what we were making in class. I only did one the night of the class and this set was calling me to do more. With this delightful, cozy setting of the fireplace ablaze, our Springer Spaniel lying close to the fire and my hubby reading, I couldn’t resist staying close by.

Here are the cards… card 1 is the one created in class. The others are what I completed yesterday afternoon. n

Blends used varied with each card… the first is Poppy Parade and coordinating blends with Petal Pink both light and dark blends for the back ground; and Call Me Clover light and dark for the leaves, Poppy Parade dark for the berries. The next card shows Granny Apple Green light & dark blends for the back ground, Petal Pink light & dark for the flowers, Mint Macaron light & dark blends for the leaves, and light Flirty Flamingo for the berries. The next card was kept very simple – no card stock background and I love it! Highland Heather light & dark blends for the flowers, Granny Apple Green light & dark blends for the leaves, dark Flirty Flamingo for the berries and Soft Seafoam light and dark blends for the back ground. Card four: light Poppy Parade + dark Petal Pink for the flowers, Granny Apple Green light & dark blends for the leaves, soft Seafoam light and dark blends for the background and oh yes, dark Poppy Parade for the berries. Last but not least: the yellow card is affixed to Daffodil Delight card stock but is colored using both light and dark Mango Melody blends, Old Olive light and dark for the leaves and dark Flirty Flamingo for the berries, Mint Macaron light and dark blends for the back ground. Whew – a whole lot of fun!

Remember when using the blends, it’s better to start with the darker shade first and only do a small area then sweep in with the lighter blend to do what – blend together. 😁 The reason for doing small areas is to keep the blend moist so it easily “moves” for the blending process.

I hope you enjoyed todays post. Would you share with me which card you like the most… I’m leaning toward the Highland Heather but I also really like the yellow card. I also liked putting the card stock on an angle as opposed to straight on. Do you have thoughts on that?

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May you have a beautiful day – share what you love!

 

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