Royal Peacock Happy Birthday

Earlier this week, I shared a simple peacock note card.  Now, I’m sharing another card featuring the Royal Peacock Bundle.  It’s a Royal Peacock Happy Birthday card.  While the note card was simple, this card takes more time but the results are beautiful. Don’t you agree?  Card details and tips are continued below the card’s photo.


Royal Peacock Happy Birthday Card

Royal Peacock Happy Birthday Card Details:

The card base uses Blueberry Bushel cardstock cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ and scored, then folded at 4-1/4″.  A second card layer of Basic Black cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) is added.  The top layer is a layer of Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper in the Old Olive design (3-3/4″ x 5″).  TIP:  Before adding the Noble Peacock Designer Series Paper.  Wrap a piece of the Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon around the paper (refer to photo for placement). 

Stamping the Peacock – TIP: Due to the complexity of the design, I recommend using the Stamparatus to ensure stamping success as you may need to re-ink and repeat the stamping. The peacock is a two stage stamp set.  First, stamp the full peacock using Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock.  Use the Old Olive watercolor pencil from the Watercolor Pencils set to color the back and lower feathers of the peacock.  With an aqua painter, lightly wash over the Old Olive coloring.  Using a clean aqua painter, color the top portion of the peacock using Blueberry Bushel ink.  For the second stage, stamp the additional feathers onto the lower area using Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin’ Pad.  With the coordinating die from the Detailed Peacock Dies, cut the peacock shape.  Add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment:  Stamp the sentiment from the Here’s A Card stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Ink.  Cut shape using the Stitched Labels Nested Labels Dies.  If desired, trim the right side to align with the top layer of the card.  

Complete the card by adding Noble Peacock Rhinestones to embellish the peacock tail feathers and the sentiment.  

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A Pressed Petals Bouquet

Have you seen the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper on pages 74 & 167 in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog?  It is absolutely gorgeous! The lightweight paper features photographic images of real pressed flowers on one side of the paper.  So when designing this card, I decided to use the photo of the Pressed Petals Bouquet on one of the papers. By using the Heirloom Frames Dies, a large oval helps to highlight the bouquet.  As an extra touch, the coordinating Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape creates a flower to embellish the card. Scroll below for more card details.

pressed petals bouquet

Card Base Details:

Create the card base using Crumb Cake cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score and fold at 4-1/4″), Use the Oval Heirloom Frames Die from the Heirloom Frames Dies and 3-D Embossing Folders to cut a large oval from a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Merry Merlot cardstock.  Cut the Pressed Petals Bouquet image from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Paper.  Attach the Merry Merlot frame to the photo of the Pressed Petals Bouquet using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  TIP:  Before adhering, check DSP placement.  If the DSP extends past frame, trim before adhering the frame.  Once the liquid adhesive has dried, add the framed Pressed Petals Bouquet layer to the card front using adhesive.

Finishing Touches:

The “Hello There” greeting is from the Here’s A Card stamp set.  Create a Crumb Cake cardstock tag using the Banner Triple Punch and stamp the sentiment using Merry Merlot Classic Stampin’ Pad.  On the left side of the tag, use five of the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape petals to create a flower.  TIP:  After placing the petals, use the Embossing Buddy to dust the back of the flower petals to prevent them from sticking to the card.  Stamp two sets of leaves (from the Floral Essence Stamp Set) using Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad onto Vellum cardstock.  Use the heat tool to dry the ink.  Once the ink is completely dry, use the leaf punch to cut the leaves.  Use mini glue dots to tuck the leaves behind the flower.  Attach the tag to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then, complete by adding a Perennial Essence Floral Center to the flower. 

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Rare Blessings

Can you believe it’s August already!  Where is time going?  Currently here in middle Georgia, we’re experiencing the hot, humid days of summer.  So, it’s the perfect time to stay indoors and craft!

Today’s card features the Rare Blessings Stamp Set and if you’re looking for a simple card to create, this one has you covered.  Recently, a friend had asked if I could make a simple, blank card (no sentiment) for them to use.  The Rare Blessings set was on my desk, so I thought it would be perfect to use.  Since the flower in the stamp set is delicate in appearance, I decided to use a soft color scheme of Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam.  The flower image was first stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored using the Soft Sea Foam and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Sets.  The Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends highlights the center stamen petals of the flower.  Using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, a frame is created from the Soft Sea Foam cardstock to highlight the flower image.

A Rare Blessing

The interior of the card could not be completely blank!  So, the small flower from the stamp set was stamped and colored to add an extra touch.

Add a comment and let me know what color scheme you’d like to see used with this stamp set.  I’ll use it on a future post.

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Follow Your Art

Today’s card features elements from the Follow Your Art Suite (page 53) in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  It is a great suite featuring elements perfect for creating cards and projects to give to anyone that enjoys crafting.  Additionally, it coordinates with the Crafting Forever stamp set featured in the sentiment.  This card is to welcome new Playtime with Paper team members.  Follow Your Art

Materials:
  • Basic Gray cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold to create card base)
  • Coastal Cabana cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 5″ and 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ 
  • Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper – 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • It Starts With Art Stamp Set
  • Crafting Forever Stamp Set
  • Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’  Pad
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit
  • Whisper White Ribbon (1/4″) – retired, suggest substituting with a double bow tied using Whisper White Baker’s twine 
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • 2-1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins
  • Adhesives: Snail, Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card Details:
  1. Layer the Coastal Cabana and the Follow Your Art designer series paper onto the card base.  Place them askew as shown in the card photo.
  2. Use the 2-1/2″ circle from the Layering Circles Dies to cut the 2-3/4″ piece of Coastal Cabana.
  3. With Coastal Cabana ink pad, stamp the ink bottle from the It Starts with Art stamp set onto the square of Whisper White cardstock.  
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Crafting Forever stamp st using Basic Gray ink pad.  Stamp it beside the ink bottle.  Use the 2-1/4″ circle punch to cut after stamping and adhere to the Coastal Cabana circle.
  5. Add the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Embellish with the following: a stitched felt arrow from the Follow Your Art Embellishment kit, a Whisper White Ribbon and several of the Adhesive Backed Sequins

Be sure to check out the Follow Your Art Suite.  There are lots of fun components to use for creating a variety of projects.  If you want all the products, order the Follow Your Art Suite.  I have also listed the specific components under Project Materials.

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A Beautiful Wild Rose

A Beautiful Wild Rose card is one of the projects from this month’s card classes.  It features using the To A Wild Rose photopolymer stamp set.  The Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog has lots of beautiful floral sets but the To A Wild Rose is definitely one of my favorites.  The stamp set also has coordinating Wild Rose Dies and is offered with a 10% discount in the To A Wild Rose Bundle.  Two-step stamping can be used with the stamps so that depth of colors can be added to the images.  However, the outline stamp is beautiful to use by itself.  For this card, the wild roses are stamped using the two-step stamping method and the masking technique was also utilized.  Additional details are below the card photos.wild rose

Card Details:
Materials:
  • To A Wild Rose Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather, Whisper White, Garden Green & Vellum
  • Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad, Highland Heather Classic Stampin’ Pad, Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Dies: Wild Rose Dies, Stitched Nested Labels
  • 5/8″ Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones
  • Adhesives: Snail, Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Directions:
  1. Create the card base from a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock (score at 5-1/2″ & fold).  Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Highland Heather cardstock.
  2. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4″ x 5″) to use for stamping the wild roses.
  3. Before stamping the roses onto the Whisper White cardstock, create a wild rose “mask” to use for covering the roses.   To create the mask, stamp the rose outline stamp onto a 3″ x 3″ post-it note.  Be sure to stamp near the adhesive strip. Fussy cut the rose.  Set aside to use for covering the roses before stamping the leaves to the card.  TIP:  make multiple masks to speed the stamping process.  Also, save the mask inside of the stamp case and you’ll have it for future use.
  4. Using the Wild Rose outline stamp, randomly stamp three of the rose outlines onto the Whisper White cardstock using the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Refer to card photo for placement.  For the full rose stamp, use Highland Heather ink pad to color the  rose base.  For the final rose stamp, use the Rich Razzleberry ink pad.  Attach to card base using Snail adhesive.
  5. Place the “masks” over the stamped roses.  Stamp the leaves using Garden Green ink pad.  The leaves outline stamp and only one of the leaves layer stamp are used.
  6. With the Wild Rose Dies, cut 2 open leaves from a scrap of Garden Green cardstock and 3 of the small flowers from the Vellum cardstock.  Add them to the card with mini glue dots. TIP :  Prepare the sentiment layer (step 7) and use as a guide for placement of the embellishment pieces.
  7. Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut using the small Stitched Nested Labels Die.  With a larger Stitched Nested Labels Die, cut a scrap of the Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  Layer the two pieces using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add to the card using Snail Adhesive.   
  8. Complete the card by adding a Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon Bow and a Noble Peacock Rhinestone as seen in card photo.
Have fun coming up with your own color combinations using the To A Wild Rose stamp set.  Be sure to comment below what color combinations you select!
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Have a great week and check back on Monday for another project!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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On To Adventure Birthday Card

Today is my husband’s birthday so I decided to use the On to Adventure stamp set stamp set to create his birthday card.  Since his retirement, he spends several days a week playing golf.  So when I saw the On To Adventure stamp set, I knew the golfer would get lots of use.  The Well Written Dies provide the birthday greeting and help keep the focus on the golfer.  If you’ve not seen the set, be sure to check it out in the Annual Catalog on page 28.  In addition to the golfer, there are three other stamps that can be combined with other sets to create fun cards.  And the Well Written dies provide a variety of sentiment options.

Masculine Birthday Card

Card Details:
  • Night of Navy cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-12″, scored & folded at 4-1/4″) creates the card base.
  • A 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of  See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper is the second layer.
  • Card front layer is Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4″ x 5″).
  • With Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the golfer onto a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Color, as desired, with Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends colors used for this card are Ivory, Dark Night of Navy, Dark Balmy Blue, Light Granny Apple Green,  Light Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Crumb Cake.  Cut using the medium circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies.  With Snail Adhesive, layer onto a Night of Navy cardstock circle cut using the Layering Circles Dies.
  • Cut sentiment from of Night of Navy cardstock using the Well Written Dies.  To adhere to the card front, lightly sponge Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto the back of each word and place on the card front.  TIP: use a sponge dauber.  Rinse after use then label the dauber to use specifically for applying liquid glue.
  • Crisscross Braided Linen trim across upper portion of card.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the golfer to the card over the crisscross.  

Be sure to check out all of the stamps in the On To Adventure stamp set.  The stamp designs with the shaded areas make coloring easy to do.

Just a reminder – BONUS DAYS are here!

For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1-31.  There is no limit to the number of Bonus Days coupon codes you can receive.  The coupon codes are sent via email.  If you earn multiple coupon codes in a single order, all of the coupon codes will be in one email.  

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 Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  What’s great is the coupon code is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering product from the soon to be released Holiday Catalog.   Click here to read more details and join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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