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!

 

Female Golfer Birthday

Do you have friends that enjoy golf?  I do! And as a golfer myself, I hear from friends how difficult it is to find golf themed birthday cards especially for females. Today’s project is a female golfer birthday card that was made for a friend’s recent birthday. In the current Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!, the Country Club Suite offers a selection of products perfect for creating golf themed cards and projects for both the male and female golfer.   Father’s Day will soon be here and I’ll be using the set for a special golf themed card for my husband.  The card below features the Country Club Designer Series Paper and the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder.  Act quickly though, the Country Club Suite is retiring and the last day to order products from the suite is June 2 or while supplies last.  

Card Details:
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″ to create card base.  Place card front into the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder (will be available in the new Annual Catalog) and texture emboss.
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper: background layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  NOTE: do not attach to card base yet.
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper: select golfer image from paper and cut with a Layering Circles Die.  
  • Color the golfer image.  For the female golfer on the card, the following Stampin’ Blends Markers are used: Ivory (skin), Light Balmy Blue (skirt), Light & Dark Old Olive (trees) Color Lifter (trees), Soft Suede (tree trunks)
  • To emphasize the image, Seaside Spray Classic Ink is lightly sponged behind the golfer and trees.
  • Sponge a small amount of Garden Green Classic Ink along line of the tree bases to mimic grass.
  • Add the golfer circle to the Country Club Designer Series Paper layer so that the right edge overhangs the designer series paper.  Turn over and cut the overhanging piece.  Refer to card photo noting the right side of circle is cut.  Now attach to the card base using a strong adhesive.
  • Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Clubhouse Stamp Set using the Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut with coordinating die from the Golf Club Dies.  TIP: order the Clubhouse Bundle which includes the stamp set and the dies – you’ll save 10%.
  • Next, attach the sentiment to a strip of Garden Green cardstock with Snail adhesive. 
  • Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, add the sentiment to the card and embellish with small Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

The Country Club Suite will definitely get lots of use in my craft room!

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order products in the Country Club Suite and then you’ll be ready for making a variety of golf themed projects.  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 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!

Bonanza Buddies Bundle

Do you need to make a birthday card for a youngster?  If so, the Bonanza Buddies Bundle is perfect for creating a fun, cheerful card.  In addition to the bundle’s stamp set and coordinating dies, the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper features party animals and prints for celebrating.   Even better, some of the images can be cut out using the Bonanza Dies.  Note: the Birthday Bonanza Suite of products is retiring and only available through June 2 or while supplies last.  I’ll be keeping this fun bundle and have ordered extra designer series paper to use on cards for youngsters in age and youngsters at heart!

Bonanza Buddies Birthday

And carry the fun to the card interior…

Card Materials:
  • Card Base Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ and fold 
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper
    • Layer 1: 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Coordinating pattern for tag: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
    • Coordinating pattern for pennant: 1-1/2″ x 4″ 
    • Scrap for hat
    • Strip for interior: 3/4″ x 4″
    • Select an animal image from the Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White cardstock:
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior
    • 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ for sentiment
  • Bonanza Dies
  • So Sentimental Bundle (So Sentimental Stamp Set and Stitched So Sweetly Dies)
  • Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon: 4″
  • Assorted Pompoms
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Attach the Layer 1 Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the Daffodil Delight card base.
  2. Using the tag die from the Bonanza Dies cut a tag from the coordinating pattern DSP.  Also, use the pennant die and the party hat die to cut the shapes from the DSP.
  3. Cut the animal selected from the DSP with the coordinating die from the Bonanza Dies.
  4. Stamp sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set onto Whisper White cardstock and cut with the coordinating Stitched So Sweetly Die.
  5. Assemble tag:
    • Thread the Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon through the tag top.  TIP: add a mini glue dot to the back of the ribbon to hold it in place
    • Add sentiment to the tag (refer to photo for placement)
    • Attach party hat to top of animal.  Use a mini glue dot to add a pompom to the top of the hat.
    • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the animal to the tag.
  6. Add the completed tag to the center of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. For the card interior, add the pennant across the top and the DSP strip on bottom of the Whisper White cardstock.  
  8. If desired, stamp “Happy Birthday” on the interior panel. Sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set.

Don’t you just love it when dies and designer series paper images coordinate?  It makes card creating so easy!

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order the Bonanza Buddies Bundle and coordinating Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper before the products retire.  Even better, order the entire Birthday Bonanza Suit Bundle and you’ll receive additional products that coordinate.  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!

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!

Retiring Bird Ballad

It’s that time in the Stampin’ Up! year when efforts to use retiring papers occurs.  The 2020-2021 Annual Catalog release in on June 3 so it’s time to make room for new products. Today’s card features the retiring Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Sorry to see this paper go as it’s been one of my favorites. This card was one of the May class “to go” cards and highlights the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  For details on creating this simple card but cheerful card, continue reading.Bird Ballad Card Materials:

  • Base: Petal Pink 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold
  • “retiring” Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP)
    • Layer 1: Floral Design – 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Layer 2: Polka Dot Design – 3: x 4-1/4″
    • Fussy cut a bird for the card from the DSP
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ for the label and 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the interior
  • So Sentimental Bundle (So Sentimental Stamp Set & Stitched So Sweetly Dies)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Embellishments:
    • Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
    • Frosted Flower Embellishments
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Attach the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Layers 1 & 2, to the Petal Pink card base.
  2. Stamp the “Thank You” sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set onto the 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  After stamping, cut using the coordinating die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  3. Add sentiment label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add the bird to the right side of the label. NOTE: You may need to add a Stampin’ Dimensional to the side of the bird that overhangs the label.
  4. With the Old Olive Baker’s Twine, tie a double string bow.  Attach to the sentiment label using a mini glue dot.
  5. Add a frosted flower as a final embellishment.

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.  Take note: the Bird Ballad DSP, Magnolia Ribbon Combo and Frosted Flower Embellishments are discounted!!! 

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!