Another Celebrating Birthdays!

The card today is another Celebrating Birthdays sample from the monthly class.  It is a quick and simple card.  Yet the use of the Country Floral Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) creates a look of elegance.  The Petal Pink and Whisper White color scheme provides a soft look.  Another reminder, the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF is currently available for FREE during Sale-a-bration.  (psst – here’s a secret: the embossing folder is carrying over in the new catalog out on June 3rd but why wait and pay for it when you can get it free with a $50 order through March 31)

Below are the materials and directions for recreating the card:

Materials:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base); 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ square (for circle)
  • Whisper White Cardstock: cut two: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (one for card front, one for interior); 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ square (for sentiment)
  • Vellum Cardstock: 2″ x 3″
  • Special Celebrations Stamp Set
  • Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)
  • Layering Circles Framelits
  • Leaf Punch
  • Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini-Glue Dots
  • Big Shot
  • Clear Block Size D

Directions:

  1. Use the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF to texture emboss one 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock.  Attach to front of Petal Pink card base with adhesive.
  2. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set on the small Whisper White cardstock square.  Cut circle using a Layering Circles Framelits Die.
  3. Cut the Petal Pink cardstock square using the next size of Layering Circles Framelits.  
  4. Punch 2 sets of leaves from the Vellum cardstock using the Leaf Punch.  Sandwich the leaves between the sentiment layer and the Petal Pink cardstock circle layer.  Attach to the center of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Embellish by adding Petal Pink adhesive-backed sequins and a Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon bow to complete the card front.

Sharing Cards:

Recently I was fortunate enough to celebrate another birthday.  Below I am sharing the beautiful cards that were received by friends and fellow Stampin’ Up! creators.  Thank you to Gloria, Maxine, Tyler, Beneta, Shelby, Jamie and Linda!!!   I love all of the designs and the creativity of all.  Don’t you agree that they are beautiful?

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend and be sure to do something creatively. 

You may purchase products needed to recreate the card featured using the links below.  I appreciate your business!

Happy stamping!

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Wonderful Techniques with Florentine Filigree

There are many wonderful techniques you can use with the Florentine Filigree stamp set.  It’s almost like creating magic before your eyes.  Bryan from Stampin’ Up! has some wonderful projects to show you exactly how you can use this stamp set.  There are some wonderful sentiments to use for a variety of occasions.  

Don’t you just love how it all comes together?  You can check out the Florentine Filigree stamp set from the Occasions Catalog in my online store here.  Remember, for every $50 in products you purchase through March 31st, you can earn a free Sale-a-Bration item.  It’s a great time to stock up while you purchase.  

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The Beauty of Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper

Have you seen the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper on page 11 in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog?  It is a gorgeous paper!  The beauty of the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper is the elegant design.  In my opinion, the catalog photos do not do justice for the paper!  A vellum print from the designer paper creates the primary background layer on the card below.   The Floral Romance Suite includes the Wonderful Romance bundle with the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set and Wonderful Framelits Dies.  The sentiment and coordinating leaf embellishments are easily stamped and cut using the Wonderful Romance bundle.   The beauty of the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is that you do not need to add a lot of embellishment…let the paper be the feature!

Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper

Materials:
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (5″ x 3-3/4″)
  • Wonderful Romance Bundle
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ – score at 5-1/2″; 3″ x 3-1/2″ for leaves)
  • Scrap of Mossy Meadow cardstock for small leaves
  • Whisper White Cardstock (card layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″, 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ for sentiment)
  • Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad
  • Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad
  • Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon
  • Frosted Flower Embellishments
  • Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card Directions:
  1. Fold the Pear Pizzazz cardstock at score line to create a side fold card base.
  2. Attach the Whisper White cardstock layer to the Pear Pizzazz card base with adhesive.
  3. Use adhesive to attach the Floral Romance DSP to the Whisper White cardstock layer.
  4. Stamp sentiment from the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set with Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Ink onto the small piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use the die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies to cut the oval shape.
  5. Stamp the large leaves shape using Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Ink onto the Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  Cut using coordinating framelit die.  Use the small leaves dies to cut and emboss Pear Pizzazz cardstock to create three (3) leaves.  
  6. With the leaf framelit (stem with 5 leaves), cut a scrap of Mossy Meadow cardstock.  Trim the two (2) small leaves to use on front of sentiment.
  7.  Layer the Pear Pizzazz leaf and the Mossy Meadow leaves behind the sentiment oval.  Attach to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Embellish the front of the card with the individual leaves and the Frosted Flower embellishments.
  9. Finish by adding a triple loop bow tied using Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon.   

Be sure to add the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper to your “must have” list!  You will be able to create beautiful, elegant cards using the paper’s designs.   Links for ordering are under the Project Materials tab located below.

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Coloring Lovely Lattice

The past few weeks, I have been promoting that during Sale-a-Bration you have the opportunity to earn free product.  One of the many products you can earn is the Lovely Lattice stamp set.   This is a beautiful stamp set that you will have fun coloring.  There are so many techniques you can choose from when you put the images to the paper.  My personal favorite would be to color with the Stampin’ Blends or the Aqua Painter.  Take advantage of Sale-a-Bration and earn this set for free with a $50 purchase from my online store.   

There are so many other products in the Sale-a-Bration catalog you can choose from or earn in addition to this stamp set. If you don’t have a Sale-a-Bration catalog, download it here and take a look at all the choices.  You can also download the Occasions catalog here.  Shop all products in my online store here.  Enjoy! 

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Bloom All Year

As with many of our catalogs, the Occasions catalog has it’s share of project kits from Stampin’ Up!.  The Made to Bloom Kit makes it possible for you to bloom all year long.  In the kit, you will also receive pre-printed elements which allows you to add beautiful color to your cards.  The kit also contains a stamp set, accents, stamp pad, stamp block, adhesive backed pearls, card bases and envelopes.  Once you complete all the cards, you can store them in the acetate box included or, give them away as a gift.  

I love being able to have a box of cards for any occasion.  Stampin’ Up! adds new project kits to every catalog each year.  When you are new to stamping or have limited time to craft, these kits are a life saver.  Being able to have all the products in one box saves time and helps you improve your crafting skills.  

Order your kit today through my online store.

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Swap Card featuring Sale-a-Bration Lasting Lily Stamp Set

For a recent team meeting,  I made a swap card featuring the Sale-a-Bration Lasting Lily stamp set.  It is a simple card that is perfect for all levels of card makers.  The Lasting Lily stamp set is FREE with a $100 purchase (before taxes/shipping).  The set contains 16 photopolymer stamps.   The beauty of the lilies are the Distinktive style stamp.  This means the stamp is designed to lay down the ink in a way to obtain varying depths of color.  Don’t you love the definition in the flowers?  This is all done with the Distinktive stamp and does not require multiple step stamping.  In addition, there are some wonderful sentiments with the set.  

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily Stamp Set in Highland Heather

A couple of tips when using the Distinktive style of stamp:

  1. To obtain a clear stamped impression, do not use a “juicy” ink pad since it will overfill the impressions.  To solve the problem of a juicy pad, use the back of a spoon to push the ink to one end of the stamp pad.  This will create a drier area to use for stamping.  How can you tell if your ink pad is too juicy?  Ink the stamp and look for ink bubbles or blotches.  If there are bubbles or blotches your pad has too much ink.  After stamping the flowers, use the back of the spoon to move the ink back into the stamp pad.  By pushing the ink to one side of the pad, you will not be wasting the ink in your pad.
  2. You do not want to overfill your stamp and loose the distinktive impression.  To avoid this, try not to press the stamp into the ink pad.  Be sure to tap, tap, tap  the stamp onto the ink pad.  Just by employing this method, I found that the perfect amount of ink was picked up by the stamp creating the desired stamped image.  
  3. To achieve even pressure, use a Stampin’ pierce mat with the photopolymer stamps.

Card Directions:

  1. Card Base: Thick Whisper White Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ to create a top fold card.
  2. Cut Highland Heather Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5-1/4″ x 4″ and attach to Whisper White card base using Snail Adhesive.
  3. For the 3rd layer, cut Highland Heather Cardstock: 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and emboss using the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  4. Stamp the lilies using Highland Heather Classic Ink Pad onto a piece of 4-1/4″ x 3″ Whisper White cardstock.  For the stems, use Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad.  
  5. To attach the flower layer to the embossed Highland Heather layer, use Snail Adhesive.  Finish by attaching to card front with stampin’ dimensionals.
  6. Add the desired sentiment to the card.  For this card, the sentiment is from the Home to Roost Sale-a-Bration stamp set.  Punch using the 1-1/4″ circle punch and attach to card front using adhesive.  
  7. To complete the card, add a bow and rhinestone basic jewels.  The ribbon is another Sale-a-Bration item (Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack).  Note: You can also dye a white ribbon using the Highland Heather ink refill or your ink pad.  

The full list of materials for this card is under Project Materials at the end of the post. To order your stamping supplies for this project,  click on the product links or shop for items through my online store.  And once you reach an order total of $100, you can select the Lasting Lily stamp set for FREE!  Remember, shopping is available 24-7! 

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