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Stampin’ Up! Forever Greenery Gift Set

Today’s cards were such a delight to create. For one thing, when creating for someone special, somehow it makes a difference. I wanted to make a card set using all one DSP package, but have the cards be totally different, but not too fussy or bulky ~ and I think it was successful. Let’s take a look.

The Forever Greenery DSP is simply stunning. The colors are vibrant but not too, too, if you know what I mean. Anyway, let’s start with the first card.

I wanted to enter this into a challenge, and therefore the Stitched Rectangle Dies came in very handy, as did the Forever Fern stamp set for the sentiment and some lovely Holiday Rhinestone Jewels and the 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in Whisper White. Alas, that particular challenge closed before I posted, but I sill liked the idea.

Here are the card cuts for card #1…

  • Soft Sea Foam 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Shaded Spruce 4 x 5 1/4 (cut 2, one for inside panel
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 (cut 2, one for inside

Card # 2: it’s sometimes difficult to coordinate DSP within it’s own pack, but this came fairly easily and I really like how it turned out. Again I used the !/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in Whisper White, and combined it with the Perfect Parcel Dies for the sentiment banner and Many Mates stamp set for the sentiments. The sentiments were stamped in Shaded Spruce ink and the leaves for the inside of the card and envelope were Soft Sea Foam.

Card Cuts for this card:

  • Soft Sea Foam 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Shaded Spruce 4 x 5 1/4 (cut 2, one for inside) + banner
  • Forever Greenery DSP: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2; 2 1/2 x 1 3/8; and 1 1/4 x 5
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 + banner

Card #3 has a flat card base with the folded card on top. Here I die cut the lovely band out of one of the Forever Greenery DSP selections using the Detailed Band Dies. The oval sentiment banner comes from the same die set and the sentiment itself from A Wish For Everything stamp set and again I used the Holiday Rhinestone Jewels. For the inside and the envelope, I stamped the leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set with Shaded Spruce ink.

Card cuts for this card:

  • Whisper White Thick 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 + oval
  • Shaded Spruce 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Soft Sea Foam 3 1/4 x 6 1/2 scored at 3 1/4
  • Forever Greenery DSP approx 4 1/2 x 3

I love this gift set and think the recipient will as well. I’m curious if you have a favorite.

Products for this sweet set may be found below. Remember to use my CURRENT HOST CODE XS4MSSFN when your purchase is between $50-$150 to receive a SU! gift from me valued at $10. If your purchase is over $150, don’t use my host code so you can reap the benefits of Stampin’ Rewards. (you will still receive the free gift from me!)

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May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves Hello Card

Today’s card uses the fabulous Love of Leaves Bundle. Have you noticed I can’t seem to stop using this bundle? The Stitched leaves Dies are really outstanding. This card was also inspired by the Paper Players Challenge.

And here’s the card…

Love of Leaves Hello card – #1

I started this with the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP. There are so many beautiful plaids in this package, double-sided even, that it is sometimes difficult to decide which to use :O) This plaid really drew me in though, so here are the details.

  • Start with Cinnamon Cider card stock 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Using the Rectangle Stitched Dies, die cut three rectangles from the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP. Adhere these to a panel of Whisper White card stock 3 x 4 1/2 with liquid glue. Adhere this to the card base, centering.
  • Sponge a leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set and stamp off, then stamp on a Whisper White scrap. I used Crushed Curry ink then Cinnamon Cider ink then a touch of Garden Green ink. (The first stamp leaf – die cut it and save for the inside of the card.) And why stamp off? The colors seemed way too bold and stamping off gives the stamp a soft hue. Oh, and I spritzed it with a bit of water before stamping it the second time.
  • Die cut this leaf with the Stitched Leaves Dies. I love how one of the dies embosses the leaf while the other does the die cut. Adhere to the center panel with dimensionals. Add a double Linen Thread bow with a glue dot.
  • The sentiment banner is a 3/8″ strip of Whisper White, stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink with the Love of Leaves stamp set. Add three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots in Cinnamon Cider and attach with dimensionals to the card front – and voila!

For the inside…

Loves of Leaves Hello Card – #2
  • On a Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4 , add a Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP strip with liquid glue. I added a notched end for creativity :O).
  • Stamp the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink – and it comes from the Love of Leaves stamp set. The leaf is the one from the front that was the first stamp. You can see the colors are much more bold and for me, it was too strong for the front of the card, but I love it for here. It’s adhered with liquid glue.
  • Adhere this Whisper White panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue and the card is complete.

For the envelope…

Love of Leaves Hello Card – #3

This is a simple card – and I kept the envelope simple as well – by adding a panel of the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP to the flap with liquid glue, trim to fit – and that was it. Lovely Lovely.

Options for this card…

#1 create a layer of texture by embossing a panel and adhering it directly to the card front, then adding the rest of the parts.

#2 die cut leaves for all three panels; adhere the two outside leaves with liquid glue while keeping the center leaf on dimesnionals. If adding leaves to all three panels, maybe don’t color them at all.

Ok, just thought I would add those couple of thoughts in hopes you will share what you create 😁. I hope you like today’s card. I really like the simplicity of it, the unfussiness.

Products for today’s card may be found below. When you purchase from me, please use my CURRENT HOST CODE – HXXMKN2X to receive a free item valued at $10 when you spend $50 – $150 in my online store. This Host code is good through October – just two more days – then we start with a new one! If your purchases exceed $150, you’ll still get that free item from me, but don’t use the host code as Stampin’ Up! has rewards as well. Make sense? OK… two more days left for the Designer Series Paper sale – 15% off – how can you beat that? Stock up now before it’s too late!

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Designer Series Paper Sale – 15% off!

Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Sympathy Card

Hello again! Today’s card is made with a brand new suite of products that will be available in the new Jan- June 2021 Mini Catalog . It’s called the Dragonfly Garden Suite, beautiful, beautiful. Remember that dragonfly from a couple of years ago – now there is a new Dragonfly Punch that coordinates with this stamp set! Let’s take a peek at the card…

Dragonfly Garden – Sympathy – #1

This card incorporates several products from the suite: the Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP, the Dragonfly Garden stamp set, the Dragonfly punch (although I only punched the small dragonfly) and the Braided Linen Trim in Mossy Meadow. The only product not used is the Lady Bug Trinkets – next time.

Let me talk you through the making of this card…

  • Begin with Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 for your card base.
  • Add a layer (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) of the Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP to the card front with liquid glue.
  • Die cut a panel of Mossy Meadow card stock and another of Whisper White card stock with the same size Rectangle Stitched Dies (I used the third largest die)
  • Stamp the Whisper White panel with the lovely spray of wildflowers from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink. Color with Markers: Bumblebee, Soft Suede and Pear Pizzazz
  • Stamp the butterfly bunch in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with Highland Heather Blends. Cover with Wink of Stella for added sparkle.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Path of Petals stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Punch the small dragonfly from a Whisper White scrap using the Dragonfly Punch. Color with Basic Black Marker and the Highland Heather marker. Attach with a mini glue dot.
  • Find the center on this panel and punch a hole for the ribbon. Depending on the size of the ribbon, the hole size will vary. Loop a length of ribbon through the hole (I used the Polka Dot 5/8″ Tulle Ribbon) and tied this with a short length of the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim. Yep, I need to trim the length of this tulle – it’s too long 😜
  • Adhere the stamped Whisper White panel to the already die cut Mossy Meadow panel with liquid glue or Stampin Seal, creating an interesting angle. Attach these two to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside… and the envelope too

Dragonfly Garden – Sympathy card inside – #2
  • Stamp the dragonfly from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set twice on the Whisper White panel (3 3/4 x 5) with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Color with Highland Heather Blends. Cover with Wink of Stella. The shine is glorious! Perhaps this picture will show it better.
Dragonfly Garden – Sympathy #3
  • Adhere the stamped Whisper White panel to Mossy Meadow card stock (4 x 5 1/4) with liquid glue. Then add this to the inside of the card, also with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the Butterfly on the envelope front in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with Stampin Blends Highland Heather and cover with Wink of Stella. VOILA! Your card is complete…
Dragonfly Garden – Sympathy – #4

This is such a beautiful stamp set and suite of products – I’ll be posting more ideas using it in the coming weeks…. The Dragonfly Garden Suite!

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May you have a beautiful day.

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

SU! & Freezin’ Fun!

Helloooo! Today’s card is all about winter: skiing, snowballs and snowflakes. Are YOU ready for winter in your part of the world? For here, it’s coming… 40 degrees this morning…. but still a ways off. The trees still have too many leaves on them. 🍂 🍁 🍃

Here’s the card…

Freezin’ Fun – #1

Isn’t this fun? This is a new bundle set for me – from my upline, called Freezin’ Fun. Thank you Mary Deatherage! And the curvy die in the bundle (Freezin’ Friends Dies) has this marvelous stitched edge to it. And of course, you can create hills for downhill skiing or sledding :O) This bunny has a delightful grin on his face, doesn’t he? So… the how to…

I took a panel of Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 and die cut it with the stitched curvy die from the Freezin’ Friends Dies. You would not necessarily have to begin with this size, cuz you can see I only used a portion of it. The bottom section is actually 1 7/8 at its height. I then took a panel of Seaside Spray card stock (and it is 2 7/8 at its height & 5 1/4 width) and die cut it with the same die. I adhered these two together with liquid glue on a panel of Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4. Then I stamped the sentiment (Wheee!) in the same Saddle Brown and the snowflakes from the Freezin’ Fun stamp set in Seaside Spray ink.

I used Stazon ink in Saddle Brown to stamp the bunny on skiis and colored him with Stampin Blends: Just Jade, Dk Petal Pink and Lt Smokey Slate. Again, this bunny is from Freezin’ Fun stamp set. I die cut him with the Freezin’ Friends Dies, mounted him on dimensionals then onto the card.

I stamped the large tree in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored it in Just Jade Stampin Blends. I highlighted the snow on the tree with Wink of Stella. I die cut the tree, again with the Freezin Friends Dies, mounted it on dimensionals and added it to the card front.

Next I stamped the snowballs in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and highlighted them with Wink of Stella. It really shows in person! Finally the sentiment… stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a panel of Whisper White and die cut with the Rectangle Stitched Dies, mounted it on dimesnionals and onto the card front. The last step was adding the Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes – love, love, love these!

This panel was adhered to the card front with liquid glue and the front was done.

Freeain’ Fun – #2

The inside was easy peasy… I added a strip of Snowflake Splendor Specialty DSP near the bottom them stamped the sentiment in Seaside Spray ink. Lastly I added three more sweet Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes – and the card was complete.

Freezin’ Fun – #3

The final step was the envelope… I stamped the tree from Freezin’ Fun stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored it with Just Jade Stampin Blends and Wink of Stella on the snow. And that’s it! I had a lot of fun with this bundle.

For a list of the products, see the list below. When you order – shop with me using my CURRENT HOST CODE: HXXMKN2X to receive a free gift from me when your order is between $50-$150. That free gift is a SU! item of your choice valued at $10 – quite a deal!

Stampin’ Up is having a fabulous 15% off specific DSP SALE until 31 Oct. Buy it now – see those items below.

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May you have a beautiful day.

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

SU! Feels Like Frost Fun Fold

Helllloooo – it’s Wacky Wednesday… you know, hump day, middle of the week and all that. Today’s card features a W-Fold using Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP as the headline.  W-Folds are so much fun, just notching things up out of the ordinary.

Feels Like Frost W-Fold
#1

And here’s the ‘innerds’…

Feels Like Frost, inside
#2

I used the Love of Leaves Bundle to highlight the leaf image on the DSP. And here’s the ‘how to’..

  • To the Whisper White card base (4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2), adhere Highland Heather card stock (3 7/8 x 5 1/8), then a layer of the Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP (3 3/4 x 5) – both with liquid glue.
  • Again with Whisper White, stamp the sentiment in Rococo Rose ink. Die cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies. Approximate finished size of die cut is 2 7/8 x 7/8.
  • With Rococo Rose card stock die cut three leaves (see photos above for reference) using the Stitched Leaves Dies. These emboss and die cut at the same time!  Love this look :O)
  • Adhere the longer leaf to the sentiment panel, just the bottom of the leaf. Put dimensionals on the remainder of the leaf and on the sentiment panel. Adhere to the card front and voila – front is complete!
  • Oh… I did add 3 Elegant Faceted Gems to the front and a Linen Thread bow.

For the inside…

Feels Like
Frost W-Fold, inside
#3

Here I used Stitched Leaves Dies, Love of Leaves stamp set and Celebrate Tidings stamp set for the inside sentiments. I ran two panels of Whisper White (4 x 5 1/4) through the Tasteful
Textiles 3D embossing folder and adhered these to both sides of the inside of the card. Details of the W-Fold…

  • Cut a length of Whisper White to create the Z-Fold – 1 3/4 x 11: score at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4. Fold and burnish: valley, mountain, valley. The mountain is in the center of the card.
  • Cut 4 panels of Highland Heather card stock – 2 3/4 x 2
  • Cut 2 panels of 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 DSP in Purple Posey – 2 1/2 x 1 3/4
  • Cut 2 panels of Whisper White for dry embossing – 4 x 51/4

More info for the W-Fold…

from the top look at this W-Fold
#4

  • Adhere the DSP to 2 panels of Highland Heather with liquid glue.
  • Adhere leaf with liquid glue as well
  • On the two white panels, stamp the leaf of choice in Rococo Rose ink, stamping off at least once, then stamp your sentiment in Highland Heather ink.
  • Adhere completed White panels to Highland Heather panels with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the scored Whisper White strip to the inside of the card, centering top to bottom and to the edge of the embossed panel – adhering JUST THE END PANELS.
  • Now adhere the decorated panels thusly: right end panel first, then lay next panel directly on top and close the card adhering it with liquid glue. Complete other two panels in same way – laying one on top of the other and closing the card. This keeps the panels in direct alignment.

For the final touches, I added 3 Elegant Faceted Gems to each of the two end panels and covered the leaves with Wink of Stella. I also covered the small leaf on the sentiment panel with Wink of Stella. It doesn’t show in the photos, but it adds a lot to the completed card.

The envelope..

Feels Like Frost W-Fold
#5

  • Cover the envelope flap with strips from the same Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP and the 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 in Purple Posey.
  • Stamp a leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set on the envelope front in stamped off Rococo Rose. Cover with Wink of Stella.

YAY – beautiful card and it is complete!

 

SU! Tree Angles/ Stitched Rectangles #2

Hello again – nice to have you visit! We have had a couple of cool days here in NJ and I LIKE IT! There have been some days recently that the humidity and heat have made it difficult to breathe. Of course the sun isn’t up yet, but it’s 64 degrees… my kind of weather. It’s interesting, I attended an ‘in person’ meeting Wed. evening – masks during the meeting, 6-8′ apart, ZOOM going for those unable to attend in person and when we spoke we brought down the mask – all this to say one of the gentleman in the group said – ‘I’m praying for normalcy’. That seems so long ago… I want to be able to hug my grandkids and daughters so badly, but for their sake (and mine) I’m not doing that. And you know, it changes our relationship somehow… I don’t like that, but it does. Maybe that’s why I’m hung up on Christmas cards – hoping that by then they can actually come in the house and I can hug them tight… Guess I’m trying analyze this compulsion of mine right now – hmmm.OK – on with it – today’s card. I wanted to play with the Tree Angle stamps with the coordinating Stitched Rectangles again and here’s what I did. Card cuts are listed at the end of this post.

Tree Angle Card #2

Look at those cute trees! So – confession… I didn’t really KNOW what I was going to do, I simply sat down to play. I wanted to do these trees, didn’t know what I was going to do with them. I stamped the smaller one in Real Red and the larger one in Shaded Spruce then die cut them with the coordinating Stitched Triangles. They needed stars – so I pulled out my Stitched Stars Dies and Balmy Blue Glimmer paper. For the smaller tree, the star is adhered with liquid glue. For the larger tree it’s adhered with a dimensional cut down to fit. I began rifling through DSP and remembered the Feels Like Frost 6×6 Specialty DSP. I cut it down a bit and placed the trees but did not adhere them yet. I decided a sentiment heat embossed in white would look really pretty, so that’s what I did – and it’s from the Tree Angle stamp set. Now that I think about it, it would also be pretty to heat emboss the whole piece with clear embossing powder to make it sparkle. Another time! Now that the sentiment was on, I adhered the larger tree with liquid glue and the smaller one with dimensionals. This was adhered to a panel of Pretty Peacock, then put on dimensionals and added to a Real Red card base.

The inside was super easy… I took one of the dies from the Stitched Rectangles Dies and simply laid it across the bottom of a Whisper White panel and die cut the strip. It created these fun triangles all in a row! I adhered this to another panel of Pretty Peacock cs with liquid glue and then right onto the inside of the Real Red card base. simplicity at it’s best!

Stitched Rectangles, inside

For the envelope, I simply ran the flap through the Winter Snow embossing folder and voila! the card was complete.

Winter Snow embossing folder

Tree Angle/ Stitched Rectangles Dies

One of the aspects of purchasing from SU! is how they coordinate their colors. Shaded Spruce, Pretty Peacock, Balmy Blue – they compliment each other. So if you have hesitation, try a bit and see how it works for you. Come Sep 1 (just two very short weeks away!) – Sep 31, SU! will offer a special deal when you join as a demonstrator. Stay tuned for more information on that and join my team!

Now also is the time to REDEEM THOSE BONUS COUPONS – for they will no longer be available to you in Sep. Shop with me using my current HOST CODE 4TEZ7HWY which is good during the month of August. When you purchase through my online store and your product is $50-$150, you will receive a free SU! item of your choice worth $10. If your purchase is OVER that amount, you will still receive that free item from me, but SU! will offer you Stampin Rewards for products right then during your order. If you have questions about that, please do not hesitate to ASK! tlsbrightspot@gmail.com

 

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending therm a handmade card created with love.

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Feels Like Frost 6×6 Specialty DSP 4 x 5 1/4
  • Pretty Peacock 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (front), 4 x 5 1/4 inside
  • Real Red 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Whisper White 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (inside) + scraps for trees

 

 

SU! Boho Indigo Product Medley

Hi Everyone… did you miss me yesterday? I made a card and it got snatched up by another member of the household and SENT!  No photos to show for it… but it got out in record time so I’ll have to make something similar another day. For today, I’m using the best ever BOHO INDIGO PRODUCT MEDLEY. Love, love, love – just sayin’. I’m not usually ‘into’ the medleys, but this one is fantabulous!!!

Boho Indigo Product Medley
#1

Classy, right? Blue/ Very Vanilla sparkle on their own, then adding the Magenta Madness for a couple of flowers and POP. In addition to the Boho Indigo Product Medley, additional products were Stitched Rectangles Dies, Linen Thread, Misty Moonlight ink/ cs, Magenta Madness ink, Pear Pizzazz ink, Very Vanilla  cs and  Crumb Cake cs for the card base. I could probably stop right there and you could figure out the rest… 😏 … but I’ll give a few more details ‘cuz someone just may want them.

Boho Indigo Product Medley
#2

  • Boho Indigo Product Medley
  • Crumb Cake card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
  • Misty Moonlight cs 3 3/4 x 5 (front), about 3 x 4 (front layer die cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies), 4 x 5 1/4 (inside) + 1/2 x 5 for inside
  • Very Vanilla cs about 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (front layer die cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies), 3 3/4 x 5 (inside panel) + scrap for flowers (stamped in Magenta Madness and die cut with Boho Indigo Dies then adhered with dimensionals)
  • Boho Indigo DSP 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 + scrap for vase  (die cut with Boho Indigo Dies and adhered with dimensionals) and 3/8 x 5 scrap for inside
  • Paper Flowers from the Boho Indigo Product Medley (3) adhered with mini dimensionals
  • Leaves on card front stamped in Pear Pizzazz (should probably have been stamped off first!)
  • Envelope… Boho Indigo DSP 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap
  • Stamp vase from the Boho Indigo stamp set in stamped off once Misty Moonlight

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Stitched Rectangles Dies
#3

If you have a catalog you can reference this set on pg 9 of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator nor a catalog, reach out to me. I would be happy to be your demonstrator and send a ‘cattie’ ASAP. Here’s a PDF version until then. 2020 AC US

SU! has some really super deals going on right now if you join as a Demonstrator (even a hobby demo is OK by me!) AND you get a FREE BUNDLE from SU! just for joining. Of course you get something special from me as well :O) Here’s a flyer. for more info.. 06.03.20_FLYER_RECRUITING_PROMO_NA

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