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SU! Sunflower Dies and Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP

Hi Folks! How’s it going? It’s amazing how time slips by, Sat. already! Stores are beginning to open their doors here on the East coast and in a way, that’s a good thing. I worry about all those folks who have lost jobs and struggle just to put food on the table for their families. Ugh… I also worry about a resurgence of this nasty virus and we still know so little about it – not that scientists aren’t working to understand, they are. It’s a complicated disease.Sorry ~ I got off on a tangent… My card is a bright card: cheerful and colorful and just says “happy” looking at it. Let’s take a look…

Sunflower Dies
Flowers For Every Season DSP
#1

What do you think ~ does this put a smile on your face or what? And it was fun to do as well.

Supplies for this card…

  • Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP
  • Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set
  • Sunflower Dies
  • Thick Whisper White and regular Whisper White cs
  • Poppy Parade cs
  • Bumblebee cs and ink
  • Just Jade ink
  • Mango Melody Blends
  • Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
  • Adhesive Sheet

The how to…

With liquid glue, adhere a 2 x 5 1/2 strip of the Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP to a 2 1/4 x 5 1/2  Poppy Parade, and attach this to a Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4. With the Sunflower Dies, die cut one sunflower, then just a half sunflower as well. Notice the petals are loose on the front. This creates wonderful layering and makes the flower more ‘real’. Adhere the half sunflower against the Poppy Parade strip, using liquid glue just in the center of the flower. Now adhere the full sunflower right over this, but just a bit to the left and not matching any of the petal shapes. Make sure the center portion of the flower is attached as well. Now die cut just the center of the flower out of Bumblebee cs and color it with the Mango Melody duo pack Blends. Adhere this over the center of the large flower. Now this flower looks very much like the flowers on the DSP. And to me… it looks more like a daisy than a sunflower! 😉 Stamp the sentiment from Celebrate Sunflowers in Just Jade; add three of the Clear Epoxy Droplets; put dimensionals on this completed panel and adhere to Thick Whisper White cs 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. Your card front is ready!

Now for the inside…

Sunflower Dies
#2

This  Whisper White panel is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. Die cut another sunflower from Whisper White using the Sunflower Dies, but this time, HAVE AN ADHESIVE SHEET ATTACHED TO IT. That’s right… then just peel that adhesive sheet right off the back, cut the flower to fit the corners and attach. Bingo – so EASY! No glueing all those petals and getting glue all over yourself. Ask me how I know that! Adhere this panel to the inside of your card with liquid glue and the card is complete.

The envelope…

I wanted this to be as striking and happy as the DSP.

Celebrate Sunflowers
Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP
#3

Stamp the small sunflower randomly over the front of the envelope using Bumblebee ink. Attach Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP to the flap and voila! Happy card…

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SU! Jar of Flowers

Hi Everyone… It’s Friday, TGIF day and the weather folks say it’s a beautiful weekend ahead. YAY! Tomorrow is hubby’s b’day 😍 and we are headed to a National Park picnic area to meet up with our kids and their families ~ eek ~ so excited! But we have to be so careful… elder daughters hubby is compromised health~wise and so is their older son (age 19)… just sayin’ it’s been six months since we have seen that family in person and I so badly want to hug every one of them…. But I am going to be good, good, good. I rarely go out so definitely self quarantining, and I don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize their health. We are taking chairs so we can socially distance, and we are not sharing food. Our other daughter/ hubby will be there too but they live about 20 minutes from us and while we socially distance, we see them about once a week, which is really nice. Sounds sterile doesn’t it? But there will be love and laughter… and celebration! 💕💕 Enough already…

Today’s card has a definite country look…Does it ever happen that the vision you have is NOT what is created? Well, that definitely happened with this card, but I still like it… here ’tis…

Jar of Flowers stamp set
#1

And here are the products used to make this card…

  • Jar of Flowers stamp set
  • Lovely Youn stamp set (sentiment & leaf on inside panel)
  • Bumblebee cs
  • Early Espresso cs & ink
  • Thick Whisper White cs
  • Watercolor paper (which probably should have been Whisper White cs :O)
  • Linen Thread
  • Pear Pizzazz ink
  • Mint Macaron ink
  • Balmy Blue ink
  • Black Stazon ink
  • Lots of Blends: Lt Old Olive, Daffodil Delight combo pack, Early
    Espresso combo pack, Pumpkin Pie combo pack, Highland Heather combo pack, Dk Petal Pink

And here’s the how…

Stamp the flower image in Black Stazon ink. And here was my mistake… I wanted this to be done in watercolor, but the image is really too small. Watercolor is great for backgrounds or a larger image, so I switched and colored the flowers with Blends… Make a mask with the flower stamp, place it over the flower and stamp the jar (vase) in Pear Pizzazz. I wanted this jar to look like one of the old fashioned blue-green glass canning jars. Stamp the water in Balmy Blue. Not for nothing, but this should have been stamped off at least once! Stamp the stems in Pear Pizzazz.

Use the Take Your Pick tool and the Stampin ‘ Pierce mat to punch four small holes at the edge of the opening. Weave the Linen Thread through the holes and tie a bow. Love it! The card front is ready to be adhered to Bumblebee cs, then early Espresso, put on dimensionals and on to the Thick Whisper White card base. Nice!

The inside…

Lovely You stamp set
#2

Stamp the sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set in Early Espresso and the leaf from this same set in Pear Pizzazz, stamped off at least twice so it’s a soft image onto a Whisper White panel. This is a wonderful stamp set with super fonts – just sayin’. Adhere with liquid glue to a Bumblebee panel and then to the card inside. Your card is now ready for an envelope!

 

The envelope..,.

Jar of Flowers stamp set #3

I had some paper strips left over from cutting down cs so simply adhered them to the flap and the front of the card. What do you think? This idea would be very appropriate for a masculine card but sure ties this card to the envelope – and I like it…  TIP: I usually have my Silicone craft sheet handy when I do this, so as not to get glue all over my work surface. Paper strips often have glue on the ends that go beyond the paper it’s being adhered to and the Silicone craft sheet is so easy to clean… just roll the glue with your finger and that’s it!

While this card did not turn out as I had envisioned, it is a definite ‘send now’ kind of card that I want to share with someone special – so out it will go today… Would you like to make this same card and maybe don’t have the stamp sets or Blends? I you do not have a demonstrator, shop with me! Use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM if your product purchase is between $50-$150 to receive a free SU! $10 item of your choice from me. If your purchase is over $150, do not use the host code. (yes, you will still receive the gift from me…) SU! will allow you to use their Stampin’ Rewards for free items too. So there you go ~ have at it, shop away. If you do not have a catalog just yet, please browse through the PDF attached, then let me know how I can help.

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Stampin’Up! More of Celebrate Sunflowers

Woohoo – it’s Saturday! How are you doing during this time of isolation? I’m praying you and your family are well and safe. It’s a scary time for sure and awkward to not be able to hug one another, console one another in the way we used to. In the meantime…. I couldn’t resist making another card using the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflower and Sunflower Dies – just too beautiful and fun! Take a look at today’s card…

Celebrate Sunflowers
Sunflowers Dies
#1

Items I used for this card:

  • Mango Melody Blends and marker
  • Bronze Blends
  • Light and Dark Soft Suede Blends
  • Gilded Gems
  • Antiqued Corners and Slides Elements
  • Wink of Stella
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • So Saffron cs
  • Seaside
  • Spray cs
  • Misty Moonlight cs
  • Shimmer paper or Thick Whisper White cs
  • Sissix adhesive sheets

How to:

  • Adhere the Sissix adhesive sheet to the back of the Shimmer or Thick Whisper White cs
  • Die cut the sunflower from Shimmer paper or Whisper White. Here’s why I say OR… Originally I wanted the sunflower to be all white with just the center colored, but I didn’t like it once I die cut the sunflower. So, we adapt!!! But on with the directions … The sunflower is die cut, still on the cutting plate, now what… Remove the top cutting plate keeping all the die cut pieces in place. Put a layer of Press n Seal over the sunflower and press firmly so all pieces stick to it.. This will help keep everything right where it needs to be. Here’s the point – you want to raise the die cut pieces of the sunflower by putting dimensionals on as many of those little sunflower petals as possible, and not lose the petals from their designated place. Pull on the Press n Seal lifting all the die cut pieces off the cutting platform. Pretty cool, right? You are now ready to put dimensionals on those petals. Add mini dimensionals to as many of the flower petals as you so desire, cutting some dimensionals to fit the petal. Some are soooo tiny. And I did not put dimensionals on all of the petals  – as you see empty spaces in the photo – as though some of the petals have fallen off the sunflower. :o) Carefully remove the backing on the dimensionals.
  • Place a 3 1/8 square of Seaside Spray over the sunflower so the sunflower petals adhere to it. What should still be on your Press n Seal is the outline die cut of the sunflower. Isn’t it gorgeous?
  • Now is when I colored the petals with Dark and Light Mango Melody Blends 
  • Remove the outline die cut from the Press n Seal and color the center: Bronze for the very center, then Light and Dark Soft Suede Blends. Put a dimensional on the small center piece and set aside.
  • Remove the Sissix adhesive backing from the remaining outline die cut Place it onto the Seaside Spray, lining it up over the appropriate petals. Press it down so it adheres to the Seaside Spray. Gorgeous and stunning! You have done the hard part – whew…
  • Adhere the Seaside Spray to Misty Moonlight 3 3/8 square with liquid glue. Add these fun Antiqued Corners with glue dots, Put dimensionals on the back and set aside.
  • Run a  4 1/8 x 5 3/8 panel of So Saffron through the Tasteful Textured 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Adhere the Misty Moonlight decorated panel to the embossed So Saffron.
  • Stamp your sentiment with Misty Moonlight ink spot (that’s all we have right now until we can order the ink pad on June 3! It came from the May PP) The sentiment is from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.
  • Wrap a length of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon around, adhering with a glue dot , then attach the buckle and adhere that in place with a glue dot as well.
  • Add three Gilded Gems around the sunflower and the card front is done!

The inside and envelope is easy peasy:

Celebrate Sunflowers
#2
  • Stamp the sentiment with the ink spot Misty Moonlight, then stamp the sunflowers in Mango Melody. I took the Light Mango melody Blends and created an abbreviated outline, just cuz. It makes it look similar to the sunflower on the front.
  • Adhere this panel to the inside of your card with liquid glue. Card is complete!!!
  • Stamp the envelope flap and front with the same sunflower and mango Melody. Done, done done.

Don’t you love this? Here’s another picture.

Celebrate Sunflowers
Sunflowers Dies
#3

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers

Hi Everyone.. EEK – SO EXCITED!! I had placed a rather large order a bit ago and it took longer than usual to get here (I didn’t expedite – grrr). Anyway – it arrived yesterday and I’m thrilled – got some really fun items to play with 😁 and the first one I chose is… Celebrate Sunflowers. So, so pretty. Here ’tis…

Celebrate Sunflowers
Sunflowers Dies
Flowers for Every Season DSP
#1

I fell in love with this sunflower… and also the Flowers For Every Season DSP. The dies are … to die for!  :o) And no, I didn’t use them all – next card maybe…

Items used for this card…

  • Flowers For Every Season DSP
  • Celebrate Sunflowers
  • Sunflowers Dies
  • Ivory and Bronze Blends
  • Just Jade cs
  • Whisper White cs
  • Misty Moonlight cs for the card base
  • Shaded Spruce ink and sponge dauber
  • White embossing powder

And here’s the deets…

  • Misty Moonlight cs 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Flowers For Every Season DSP 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, adhered to Whisper White cs 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 with liquid glue. Adhere to card center with liquid glue – about 1 1/4 from top and bottom.
  • Stamp sunflower in Versamark  ink on Whisper White scrap. Emboss with White Embossing powder.
  • Because of the flower on the DSP, I wanted to match it so pulled out several blends colors, played a bit and settled on… ta da – the Ivory and Bronze Blends! Quite frankly, I had never used them like this and they match! Of course the Bronze Blend is the darker and I would do little bits of a sunflower petal with that and then use the Ivory Blends to blend it. After doing all the outer petals, I applied the Bronze Blend to the outer ring, then the Ivory Blend next and the Bronze Blend again for the center. I covered all that with Wink of Stella. It doesn’t show in the picture well, but it is stunning!
  • There are two leaf dies in the Sunflower Dies set, one with the outline and the other more intricate that shows every vein – eek gorgeous! I cut two of the intricate large leaf dies out of Just Jade cs and colored with Wink of Stella.
  • I stamped the leaf stamp with Shaded Spruce – goes well, doesn’t it? Then cut it out with the outline leaf die – and yep! covered it in Wink 0f Stella :o)
  • I cut two more sprays out of the Just Jade cs, sponge daubered a bit with Shaded Spruce to darken in places and then yep – colored with Wink of Stella!
  • I laid all the pieces on to determine placement for the sentiment – that’s from the wonderful Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. It was stamped in Versamark then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
  • Place dimensionals on your sunflower and adhere to your card front. The rest of the die cuts were adhered with liquid glue.
  • I curled the leaves and curled the sunflower a bit as well but I had put my dimensionals out too far on the sunflower, which made them not curl as much as I wanted. Learning curve! Card front is done…

On the inside…

Celebrate Sunflowers
Sunflowers Dies
#2
  • In the stamp set is this adorable smaller sunflower with leaves. It was stamped in Versamark, heat embossed with white embossing powder and colored just as the large sunflower – with Ivory and Bronze Blends.
  • The leaves were colored with both dark and light Shaded Spruce Blends and everything covered with Wink of Stella.
  • This was die cut with the Sunflower Dies and adhered to a Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4, then adhered to the inside – all using liquid glue.

The envelope..

  • I covered the flap with the Flowers For Every Season DSP using liquid glue, and trimmed to fit.
  • The envelope front got leaves stamped all over with Shaded Spruce from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.
    Celebrate Sunflowers
    Sunflowers Dies
    Flowers For Every Season DSP
    #3

    Gorgeous paper!  Stunning  sunflower – what a match! Love this set and it’s a ‘gotta have’. 😁😁

All items for today’s post are new from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue – which goes live about 3 pm Jun 3. Would appreciate your shopping with me – get a free item worth $10 for a purchase of $50- $150. Please use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM.

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Stampin’ Up Tasteful Touches and Forever Fern

Hi Everyone ~ it’s Sat and Memorial Day weekend. Do you have big plans? It’s raining here this weekend so outdoor activities are pretty much canceled – ugh… Mon. the actual day to memorialize those who have sacrificed their lives for all of us, may be a clear day. We’ll see. At any rate, the traditional picnic is called off due to the pandemic. I’m all for being safe and staying well, so I’m ok with that, but I do miss some of the tradition in which we have participated. Thank you to all those who have served our country, sacrificed time with family and sometimes lost their lives to protect our rights. Blessings on ever one… so grateful.

Today’s card began with the flower made a couple of days ago that I never used. Here it is…

Tasteful Touches
#1

Aren’t these gorgeous? I’m using the flower on the right today… and here’s the card…

Tasteful Touches and Forever Fern stamp sets
Forever Fern Dies

I REALLY like how this card turned out. Here are the items used to make this card:

  • Thick Whisper White cs for the base
  • Soft Suede cs and ink
  • In Good Taste DSP
  • Forever Greenery DSP
  • Forever Flourishing Dies
  • Pear Pizzazz cs and ink
  • Tasteful Touches flower
  • Organdy Striped Ribbon 5/8″
  • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • In Good Taste Wooden Elements

And here’s to pull it all together…

  • Stamp the flower from Tasteful Touches stamp set in Soft Suede; color with Petal Pink and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends and Fussy cut
  • Cut Soft Suede cs 2 1/8 x 5 3/8, trim diagonally so right side is 1 1/8″
  • Cut In Good Taste DSP 2 x 5 1/4, trim diagonally so right side is 1″. Adhere with liquid glue to the Soft Suede.
  • Adhere both of these to Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Stamp the tall thin fern from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Pear Pizzazz cs using Pear Pizzazz ink. Cut out with the Forever Flourishing Dies and your die cutting machine
  • Find the coordinating DSP in the Forever Greenery DSP that matches the leaf die used and cut out with your die cut machine
  • Pull out coordinating elements from the In Good Taste Wooden Elements.

Further directions

  • Begin by gluing the Pear Pizzazz fern in place with liquid glue
  • Adhere the fernie type wooden element with glue dots
  • Adhere the wooden leaf element similarly
  • Adhere the leaf die cut from the Forever Greenery DSP using dimensionals
  • Make a few loops (I did three) with the braided gold trim in the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and adhere with a glue dot or two
  • Add the flower with dimensionals
  • Add the bow made using the Organdy Striped Ribbon 5/8″ with glue dots
  • Stamp your sentiment in Soft Suede ink using the Forever Fern stamps
  • Embellish using the wonderful Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. They tie the pink in the DSP, the Petal Pink in the flower and the Soft Suede together so wonderfully

Here’s the card again – what do you think?

Tasteful Touches and Forever Fern stamp sets
Forever Fern Dies

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And …. Happy Memorial Day! Stay safe and be well

Stampin’ Up! Cards made with New and Retiring Stamps and Dies

Hi Folks! I have a slew of – well, five – cards that were all in various stages of incompleteness on my desk and it was time to CLEAN UP THE DESK! 😁😁😁 So here goes… I’l show the card and list the products to make it.

Botanical Prints stamp set, Botanical Prints Dies
Card 1
Botanical Prints stamp set, inside
Card 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card 1 –

  • Botanical Prints stamp set
  • Botanical Prints Dies
  • Botanical Prints DSP
  • Dark Daffodil Delight Blends
  • Light Old Olive Blends
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Terracotta Tile cs base
  • Whisper White cs
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Terracotta Tile
Botanical Prints stamp set, Botanical Prints Dies
Card 2
Botanical Prints stamp set, inside Card 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card 2

  • Botanical Prints stamp set
  • Botanical Prints Dies
  • Botanical Prints DSP
  • Stitched Shapes Dies – carrying over!
  • Inks: Highland Heather, Tuxedo Black Memento, Highland Heather Blends, So Saffron Blends, Old Olive Blends, Light Soft Suede Blends
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Peaceful Poppies DSP, Peaceful Poppies Elements
Card 3

Card 3

  • Peaceful Poppies DSP
  • Peaceful Poppies Elements
  • Timeless Tropical for the sentiment on the front of the card – carrying over!
  • Thick Whisper White card base
  • Poppy Parade cs
  • Blends: Poppy Parade and Old Olive
  • Wink of Stella on the envelope poppy
Painted Poppies stamp set, Peaceful Moments stamp set
Card 4

Card 4

  • Poppy Parade Card base
  • Painted Poppies DSP
  • Crinkled Steam Binding Ribbon 1/4″, stamped with Old Olive – carrying over!
  • Whisper White
  • Sentiment from Peaceful Moments – carrying over!
  • Inks: Old Olive and Poppy Parade
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP
Ornate Frames Dies
Nature’s Thoughts Dies
Card 5

Card 5

  • Scalloped Notecards and Envelopes – retiring product
  • Ornate Garden Specialty DSP (NEW IN ANNUAL CATALOG)
  • Ornate Frames Dues (NEW IN ANNUAL CATALOG)
  • Nature’s Thoughts Dies – carrying over!
  • Woven Heirlooms for the sentiment – carrying over!
  • Early Espresso ink – carrying over

WOW – it feels good to have an almost clean desk and lots of cards completed. Since so many of these cards are made with retiring products, please see the attached list. Be sure to use my CURRENT HOST CODE: J2E4VDGM when shopping 😏

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Stampin’ Up! Flowering Foils Gift Set

Today’s project features the incredible Flowering Foils Specialty DSP that is a free Sale-a bration item when purchasing $50 worth of product, and some of our alcohol Stampin’ Up! Blends. Let’s take a look…

Coloring on this paper is so relaxing – really a cathartic for me – not that I’m stressed or anything. It simply just really get’s me going… I took one sheet of the foils and broadly cut out all the flowers. Then I sorted them putting them is piles of like flowers. That’s when I could start the coloring process, and I colored maybe four of them, then began trimming, so I could raise up some of the petals. The card has three layers on top of the card base. Here’s more detail…

  • Thick Whisper White for the card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″; 3 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ for the inside
  • Lovely Lipstick 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ – cut 2, one is for the inside
  • Flowering Foils SDSP 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ for the front; 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ for the inside.

 

  • Color the flower using Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Up! Blends. Begin with the dark, coloring only one or two petals, then going back with the light to fill in. Complete the flower then go back and use the Color Lifter Blend to lighten areas that you think need it. This is where it really begins to look almost real 🙂 Curl the edges of the. petals using a bone folder.
  • Next do the leaves in Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Up! Blends. I didn’t use much color lifter on these, but did some.
  • Finally I colored the flower buds with the same Lovely Lipstick combination of blends.
  • Now do the trimming and layering process to your satisfaction. I colored some of those flowers that were on edges of the paper so they became the top layers of the flowers. Adhere the layers with dimensionals so it truly becomes a three dimensional project. The top flower needs the center colored and I used Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Blends for that. Keep curling the edges of the flower petals to get that “real” look.
  • I finally added Wink of Stella on the top couple of layers. I like the sparkle!
  • Add the bow: Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and adhere with a glue dot.

The inside…,

  • Super simple: adhere the additional Whisper White panel to the extra Lovely Lipstick.
  • Add the colored 1/8″ strip of the SDSP to the left of the Whisper White.
  • Adhere the Lovely Lipstick to the inside… Card is complete!

The gift bag follows the exact instruction from Sunn Stampin’ – I encourage you to watch her video on this. I simply used a different Flowering Foils SDSP to create the bag, then I decorated it.

 

  • Lovely Lipstick 2 1/2″ x 11 1/2″, gently creased around the finished bag, then score those creases, adhere tear n’ tape to the ends and wrap around and attach to the bag.
  • The flower was a double flower from the SDSP and I colored it the same as above. Then I used another layer on the bottom flower, trimming the petals apart a bit while still keeping them intact.
  • The lower flower has a Perennial Essence Floral Centers for the inner portion. I considered using another for the upper flower, but it was too much. Curl the edges of the petals using your bone folder, but be very gentle – you don’t want to pull the petals off.
  • Adhere a Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and bingo -done.

Thanks for making a second stop with me today. Do tell me what you think of these projects. I had such fun coloring and putting together. 😏

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies DSP and More

Today’s cards use mostly the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Designer Series paper. The focus is the DSP, but there are other elements too: sentiments, die cuts – like that. Read on for more info! 🙂

I decided to share both of these cards today as the layout is so similar, but by adding another element (sentiment at the bottom) as is the case of the second card, it gives it a completely different look. Would love to hear if you prefer one card over the other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the details…

Card #1 – the red poppies

  • Whisper White card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″; for inside, 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Poppy Parade layer 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Cut 2, one for inside.
  • Using the 1″ x 4″ framelit from the Ornate Layers Dies, cut three pieces from the DSP, in sequential order so you see the picture/ connections to each frame. Notice how frame #1 carries over to frame #2, and that follows into frame #3? Once all are cut, put  dimensionals on the back.
  • TIP…Using your grid paper as a guideline for the best centering. place the middle frame first onto the Poppy Parade, then place the remaining two frames.
  • Wrap ribbon around this entire section (see photo), and tie a knot or bow. I like bows and nearly always do this. 🙂 This is a retired item (sorry!) but another option would be to color a length of baker’s twine using your Stampin’ Blends Old Olive, which would work beautifully!
  • Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White using Stazon Jet Black ink. This one is from Peaceful Moments stamp set but could easily be a birthday or hello friend. The options are limitless! Cut with framelit that fits your sentiment- again this diecut is from ……. Adhere with dimensionals.
  • Now adhere the entire Poppy Parade section to the card base using dimensionals and the card front is complete!

The inside is super easy…

  • On the remaining section of Whisper White, stamp your sentiment in Stazon Jet Black ink. Stazon gives such a clear stamp and I like how it looks. For this sentiment, I taped off the “with all my heart” before inking the stamp, then removed the tape and voila – a perfect  “thinking of you”. This sentiment is from Peaceful Moments stamp set.
  • Adhere the Whisper White to the remaining section of Poppy Parade, using liquid glue.

The envelope get’s special treatment too…

  • Using liquid glue, adhere a 2 1/4″ x 6″ piece of coordinating DSP to the envelope flap. Trim.
  • Using the “fill in” stamp, ink with Poppy Parade, stamp off at least once, then onto your envelope front.
  • Using the smaller poppy stamp, ink with the Stazon Jet Black and stamp over the “filler” stamp.
  • TIP…Because of the thickness of this card, it will need extra postage when sending in the mail. And this card is already out the door and in the mail. Our daughter asked for a card that was colorful and reflective of the woman friend who recently passed away ~ this is for her husband.

Card #2 is very similar, dimensions are a bit different for the card front and the inside. Here’s the picture again…

  • Highland Heather 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ for the outside, 4 x 5 1/4″ for the inside, scrap approximately 3 1/8″ x 1 1/8″
  • Scrap from the DSP for the sentiment on the front.

I wanted the sections of the DSP to be more reflective of the picture, so placed them closer together and of course, cut the Whisper White section smaller as well. Follow the above directions for placement, etc. as they are the same.

Here’s where the difference is…

  • For the sentiment at the bottom… I stamped the “hello” from the Timeless Tropical stamp set right onto a scrap from the DSP. I like how it coordinates with the upper section.
  • Cut a rectangle from Whisper White from the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
  • Adhere the hello sentiment with dimensionals to the rectangle just cut and apply dimensionals to the rectangle.
  • Placement for the card front sections… again, using your grid paper, center the bottom piece first, then center the upper section. YAY – card front is complete.

For the inside…

  • Stamp the poppy from Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Black ink onto Whisper
    White 4″ x 5 1/4″; color using Stampin’ Blends light and dark Rich Razzleberry and light and dark Granny Apple Green for the leaf and stems. I used no sentiment on this piece as it is for a special note.
  • Adhere to the card base using liquid glue.

For the envelope…

  • Cut a piece of coordinating DSP 2 1/4″ x 6″, adhere with liquid glue to the envelope flap and trim.
  • Stamp the poppy from Painted Poppies stamp set, then color using the light and dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ blends, light and dark Granny. Apple Green for the stems and leaf. TIP…slip a piece of scrap into the envelope prior to using the Stampin’ Blends. Remember they bleed through, so to prevent this you need a something to bleed onto instead of the envelope back!

This card too is already in the mail – sent to a special woman who has had health struggles with cancer this year – and she loves purple. Do you think she will like this card? As in Card #1, this also needs extra postage. What I know is, even when it costs more to send, I KNOW the recipient is appreciative and that makes the difference.

Thanks for stopping by… May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

 

 

 

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.

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