Blossoms In Bloom

At the recent Luv 2 Stampin GA group meeting, we held a card swap to share card ideas with one another.  For my creation, the goal became combining new product with retiring products. For the new product, I choose the new Blossoms in Bloom Bundle. The Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set and coordinating Many Layered Blossoms Dies offer versatility for creating beautiful floral themed cards.  Mark your calendar, you can order this set on June 3, 2020.  For the card below, I stamped the blossoms stamp and die cut an overlay from the retiring Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.  I love the look the designer series paper gives to the flowers.  Details for you to recreate the card are below.

Blossoms In Bloom Card Details:
  • Create card base by cutting a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then score at 4-1/4″ and fold.
  • With the Many Layered Blossoms Dies, cut the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper (6″ x 6″ piece) to create overlay. Check out the discounted price under Project Materials below!
  • Cut Whisper White cardstock layer – 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use the cut blossoms layer as your guide to determine where to stamp the flower centers.  
  • Using the large blossoms stamp from the Blossoms In Bloom Set, stamp onto the Whisper White cardstock with Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Attach to the Rococo Rose card base using adhesive.
  • Add the blossoms overlay to the stamped blooms using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White (approximately 1/2″ x 2-1/2″), stamp the sentiment using Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad.  This sentiment comes from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.  After stamping, cut a “v shape” to create a pennant end.  Add to the card using Mini Glue Dots.
  • Finish the card by tying a knotted bow using the Rococo Rose Scalloped Ribbon and attach beside the sentiment with glue dots.

The Blossoms In Bloom Bundle will offer you lots of creative options.  Be sure to order it on June 3 and have fun using Designer Series Papers to create different layering pieces.  

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order some of your favorite products from the current catalog before they are no longer available.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.  

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV and the Host Code for June is K3A9P6XS Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

Forever Greenery “Sneak Peek”

My product preorder recently arrived and I’m loving the new products.  So I thought I would give you a sneak peak at one of my favorites, the Forever Greenery Suite.  Today’s card uses several products from the Forever Greenery Suite – the Forever Fern Bundle and the gorgeous Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  The catalog photos of the designer series paper are nice but just wait until you actually see the paper.  The colors are deep and vibrant so you’ll be able to create a variety of beautiful “wow” projects.  The card below is a simple card that highlights a couple prints from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  

Forever Greenery

Card Details:
  • For base: use a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock, then score at 5-1/2″ and fold to create the base.
  • Select coordinating prints from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Cut the first layer of DSP to 5″ x 3-3/4″ and attach to the card base front.  Cut the second layer of DSP to 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″.  Adhere to the first layer of DSP on the card front.
  • Using the Forever Fern Stamp Set, stamp the berry stem onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Pretty Peacock Classic Ink Pad.  Stamp the two sets of medium leaves using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad onto Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the shapes using the coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies. 
  • On a 2″ square of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment using the Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad.  With the Stitched Shapes Dies, cut the stitched circle so that the sentiment is toward the right side of the circle (refer to card photo).
  • Add the leaves to the back of the sentiment circle using mini glue dots.  Then attach the berries by offsetting by the sentiment.  
  • Complete the card by adding the sentiment layer to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Per Stampin’ Up! regulations, demonstrators are not able to post photos from the upcoming Annual Catalog until June 3.  But once the catalog is released, I’ll be able to share videos with you that showcase the various bundles and other products.  You’ll find the list of products for this project under the Project Materials section below.  NOTE: the Forever Greenery products are not available for purchase until June 3, 2020.  Just be sure to add the Forever Greenery Suite to your wish list! 

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order some of your favorite products from the current catalog before they are no longer available.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV and the Host Code for June is K3A9P6XS Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

 

Scrappy Strip Technique

Have you seen the Scrappy Strip card technique?  It’s a fun technique and is a great way to use scraps of cardstock or designer series paper.  The amazing Bruno Bertucci (husband of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Kylie Bertucci) shared the technique on Kylie’s You Tube Channel.  So naturally, I decided to try the technique and selected the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper for the card.  If you recall from a previous post, the paper is part of the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release.  Since it’s an early release, it’s available to order until May 31 and then will be available again on June 3 when the new Annual Catalog “goes live.”  In addition to using the designer series paper, I included strips of cardstock.  Look closely and you’ll see that the cardstock strips are texture embossed using the Ornate Garden 3D Embossing Folder.  Notice how it adds extra dimension.

Scrappy Strip Technique

Card Materials:
  • Card Base: Terracotta Tile cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold)
  • Layer 1: Early Espresso cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″)
  • Layer 2 and base for strips: Early Espresso cardstock (5″ x 3-3/4″)
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (select 2 patterns) approximate sizes: 5-1/2″ x 6″ and 5-1/2″ x 4″ 
  • Terracotta Tile (5-1/2″ x 3″)
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • So Sentimental Stamp Set
  • Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Stitched Shapes Dies (use the 2nd largest Oval Die)
  • Terracotta Tile Ribbon – 8″ to wrap around card panel and additional to tie a small bow (from Ornate Garden Combo Ribbon)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2-1/4″ x 3″ for sentiment, 5-1/4″ x 4″ for interior
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Use the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder to texture emboss the 5-1/3″ x 3″ piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock.
  2. A total of 9 strips will be needed for the card – 7 strips from the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP (6 for front of card, 1 for the interior) and 2 strips from the Terracotta Tile cardstock. (For this card, 4 strips were cut from one pattern and the remaining from the coordinating pattern of DSP.) To cut strips, angle your paper on cutter and cut strip – flip paper and repeat until you have enough strips. NOTE: an exact measurement isn’t needed and you can cut strips as wide or as narrow as wanted. The key is to cut at an angle.
  3. Attach the first strip to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ Early Espresso cardstock layer. When attaching, line up the first angled piece with the edge of the card.
  4. Add remaining strips to the card, spacing evenly across the panel front.
  5. Flip the scrappy strip layer over and trim the overhanging pieces evenly with the Early Espresso cardstock.
  6. Attach the Scrappy Strip panel to the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Early Espresso cardstock layer.
  7. Wrap the 8″ piece of Terracotta Tile ribbon around the panel. Attach the panel to the Terracotta Tile card base using a strong adhesive.
  8. Stamp the sentiment onto the 2-1/4″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut using the Stitched Shapes Oval Die.
  9. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the sentiment to the card front and add a small bow to the side of the sentiment.
  10. Embellish the interior of the card with the extra scrappy strip.

Pull out those scraps of paper and try the Scrappy Strip Technique. It’s an addicting technique! 

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list and grab your favorites.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

Ornate Style Floral

Happy Monday!  Today I am sharing an Ornate Style floral bouquet featuring the large floral spray from the Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set.  This stamp set is one of the products in the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release.  The floral image begs to be colored with markers or using watercolor techniques.  For today’s card, Stampin’ Blends Markers are used.

Ornate Style Floral

Card Details:
  • Create card base using Rococo Rose (5-1/2″ x 11″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold).
  • For second layer, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) and texture emboss using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  Attach to card base with strong adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment, Thinking of You, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.  Next, layer the sentiment piece onto a 4″ x 3/4″ strip of Rococo Rose cardstock.  Set aside to add to card after adding the floral piece.
  • Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the large floral onto a 4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  
  • With paper snips, fussy cut the floral spray leaving a small border (approximately 1/8″).  Color around the border and outline of flowers using the Smoky Slate Light Stampin’ Blends Marker.  

Ornate Style Bouquet

  • Color the flowers and leaves using the following Stampin’ Blends Markers: Rococo Rose Light & Dark, Daffodil Delight Light, Balmy Blue Light & Dark, Old Olive Light & Dark
  • Attach the floral to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add the sentiment piece using a strong adhesive.  
  • Using the Smoky Slate Light Stampin’ Marker to color a piece of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  Tie into a small bow and add to sentiment using a Mini Glue Dot.
  • To complete the card front, embellish the small flower centers with Basic Rhinestone Jewels.
And, don’t forget to embellish the card interior!

Coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Markers takes me back to being a child and coloring with crayons.  There’s something therapeutic about coloring! 

The Ornate Style Stamp Set and the entire Ornate Garden Suite is full of wonderful crafting products.  Take advantage of the Early Release and have fun coloring and creating beautiful projects.  Links for the Ornate Style stamp set, the bundle and the Ornate Garden Suite are under the Project Materials section.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!