Beautiful Mosaic Mood

Have you looked closely at the beautiful Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (pages 118-120 & 167) in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog?  It is a designer paper that is much more beautiful when you actually see and feel it.  I know when I first saw the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper in the catalog, I was not wowed.  That certainly changed when I was able to see and feel the paper.  The paper is a heavy weight paper that includes shiny, slightly embossed features on some of the pages.  This makes the beautiful images “pop”.  With the shiny, embossed features, the images such as the hummingbirds or flowers, are easy to fussy cut.  Additionally, the specialty paper includes great designs to use as background layers.  For the card below, the sentiment was chosen from the Love What You Do photopolymer stamp set. 

Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper

Card Details:
  1. Create the card base using Thick Very Vanilla cardstock (8-1/2″ x 11″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).
  2. The second layer is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Soft Suede cardstock.  Before adhering to the card base, texture emboss with the Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder.
  3. The sentiment is stamped and then embossed using Clear Embossing Powder.  First, using a 3″x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and the Stamparatus, stamp the sentiment with Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad.  IMPORTANT: Do not remove paper or stamp from the Stamparatus.  Carefully, clean the stamp with Simply Shammy to remove the Soft Suede ink.  Next, wipe paper with the Embossing Buddy and then stamp the sentiment again using Versamark Ink.  Remove the stamped paper from the Stamparatus and sprinkle over the Versamark with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Use Heat Tool to activate and set the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Allow to cool, then cut shape with the die from the Wild Roses Die set.  NOTE: Offset the sentiment when die cutting so that the sentiment is to the left side (refer to card photo).  Attach to card front with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Select flowers and hummingbird from the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP.  Fussy cut using Paper Snips.  Notice there’s an outline around the figures making it easy to fussy cut.  Depending upon the flowers you select, you may wish to cut a few additional leaves to add behind the flowers.  
  5. After cutting images, arrange and attach the flowers to the card front using Snail Adhesive.
  6. Add the hummingbird using Mini Stampin Dimensionals.
  7. Complete the card by adding Metallic Pearls embellishments. 

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Daisy Lane “Stepped Up” Card

Last week, one of my blog posts featured a make ‘n take card using the Daisy Lane stamp set.  Today, the project is a Daisy Lane “stepped up” card.  As you see, I have added some pizzazz to the basic card design.   It’s easy to take a simple card and make it a “stepped up” card with just a few extra embellishments.   You can see the original simple stamping card design here.  

  

Card details: 

The colors and stamping are the same as in the Simple Stamping with Daisy Lane card details.  So, refer to the link to review the general instructions and project materials.

  1. To create the additional center on the daisy, punch a 1″ circle of Melon Mambo cardstock for each daisy.   With paper snips, cut small snips toward the center of the circle punch, leaving a circle in the middle approximately 1/4″ diameter.   Use eraser end of a pencil or the end of the Take Your Pick, press onto the circle center so that the circle cups and the snips separate.  With mini glue dots, attach to the daisy center and add the Perennial Essence Floral Centers to each.
  2. Cut a piece of 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon.  Snip between threads on each end and slightly fray.  Attach to card using Tear & Tape adhesive.  Refer to photo for approximate placement.  
  3. To the sentiment label, add pearl white sequins from the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins package.  Place one on each side of the label.  In the center of each, add a Basic Rhinestone Jewel.
  4. For the bow, pull threads from a piece of the flax ribbon.  Use two of the threads to tie into a bow.

See how easy it is to “step up” a card design by adding a few embellishments?  

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Last Day for Everything is Rosy

Today, May 31, is the last day you can order the Everything is Rosy Product Medley kit which includes a full array of coordinating products.  It is a fabulous kit for any lover of papercrafts.  This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating products has been available for the month of May and sadly the time has come for it to end.  
 So, don’t let it pass you up.   
 
You will receive the following items in the kit:  
  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps
  • Coordinating Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″
  • 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ Rose gold foil paper—8 sheets 
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Adhesive backed mirror embellishments in Rose Gold—60 embellishments; 1/4″
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon—10 yards
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards
  • 1/2 oz of Rose Gold Shimmer Paint
Just check out the images and products included in this new Product Medley.

Also, here are a few samples showcasing the products: Everything is Rosy Product Medley

Visit my online store or email me at margkni@gmail.com for more information.  It’s a beautiful combination of products that you will want to add to your collection.  

Plus as a bonus, order the Product Medley through me and receive a set of note cards and envelopes as a Thank You gift.  The note cards will be great to use for your card making.

This is a new way to enhance your creative potential.  Don’t delay! You’ll not want to miss this kit.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!  Be sure to check back soon as I’ll be sharing some new creative projects. 

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A Peek at the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper

The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog launches on June 4.  So, I am sharing a peek at the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  The Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper is stunning and is as beautiful as blooming Magnolia trees.  I am participating in a designer series paper swap with several other demonstrators.  Today’s card is the card prepared for the swap.  It features three of the paper’s coordinating designs.  Additionally, the sentiment is one of the stamps in the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  Do you notice the magnolia bud by the sentiment?  The coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies cut the bud from one of the designer series papers perfectly.  Be sure to add this bundle to your Shopping List.

Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper

Card Details:
  • The card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score & fold at 4-1/4″)  and the oval for the sentiment are Petal Pink cardstock.  
  • Cut a piece of the floral pattern of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper to 5-1/4″ x 4″.
  • For the next layer, cut Mossy Meadow cardstock to a size of 4-1/4″ x 3″.
  • The stripe layer of designer series paper is 4″ x 2-3/4″.  Attach to the Mossy Meadow cardstock layer.
  • Use the Magnolia Memories die to cut a magnolia bud from the designer series paper.
  • With the smaller open cut leaf, cut three leaves from Vellum cardstock.  Layer the 3 leaves behind the bud as shown in the photo.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Cut using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.   Layer onto the Petal Pink cardstock oval cut using the Layering Ovals Dies.   
  • Attach the sentiment piece to the striped designer series paper layer using stampin’ dimensionals.
  • Embellish with a bow tied using the Mossy Meadow twine in the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.  
  • The final embellishment is a scattering of three Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in Sahara Sand color.

You will soon be order this beautiful bundle.  So mark your calendar for June 4.  You can place your order here in my store.

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Cheerful Pineapple Punch Daisy

 This cheerful Pineapple Punch Daisy card is a recreation of the card from last year’s In-Color Club.  With the 2018-2020 In-Color Designer Series Paper retiring soon, I am creating cards to use the last of my paper stash. I am excited for the release of new Designer Series Paper but still have my retiring favorites.  It definitely screams summer and cheerfulness.  Plus it highlights the various Pineapple Punch products.  The Daisy Delight stamp set is used to stamp the top layer of daisy petals.  It is embossed with Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The 2018-2020 In-Color Stampin’ Emboss Powder is retiring so you’ll want to place your order before it’s gone.  

Pineapple Punch In-Color products with Daisy Delight Stamp Set 

 What you’ll love with the 6″ x 6″ In-Color Designer Series Paper is the various designs that you can mix and match.  Since the colors coordinate, the stripes and polka dots blend.  With the Designer Series Paper package, you’ll receive 40 sheets with 4 each of 2 double-sided designs.  The five in-colors in the package are Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel.

Instructions and project materials for you to recreate the cheerful Pineapple Punch Daisy card is in the Tutorial Section on my blog. 

Thanks for stopping by!  

Happy Crafting…

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Accented Blooms

Do you like to color?  The Accented Blooms set is the perfect stamp for coloring!  Since  graduation season is nearing, Congratulatory cards seem to always be in need.  So, today’s card showcases the Accented Blooms stamp set transformed into a congratulatory card.  Though the stamp set does not include a congratulatory message, it is easy to select a sentiment from another stamp set.  The Congratulations sentiment on this card is from the Lilypad Lake stamp set.  After stamping, the sentiment is cut with the coordinating die to create a banner.   Since the floral stamp resembles a field of wildflowers, a variety of Stampin’ Blends colors are chosen to color the flowers.  Notice the Whisper White edging along the card layer panel?   It is a small touch that adds additional visual interest.  Read the card details below the photo to find out were to find the edging die.

Congratulations using Accented Blooms

Card Details:
  1. Card base is Daffodil Delight cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″ to create a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card).
  2. Stamp the Accented Blooms bouquet onto a 4″ x 4″ square of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  
  3. Color the blooms on using Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends colors for this card are: Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Mango Melody, Light Balmy Blue, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light Mossy Meadow, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Petal Pink, and Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo.  Since the card base is Daffodil Delight, touches of the Daffodil Delight blends is colored on the centers of each flower.  Remember – blending different colors of the Stampin’ Blends creates visual interest! 
  4. With the lace edge die from the Be Mine Stitched Dies, cut two strips to add along the side edges of the 4″ x 4″ panel.  Attach to the back of the panel using desired adhesive.
  5. Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut a tag from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock. 
  6. Stamp the congratulatory sentiment in the Lilypad Lake stamp set using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Afterwards, cut with the coordinating banner die from Lakeside Dies.  
  7. Assemble the card as follows: center and attach panel to card front.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the Daffodil Delight tag in the tag area of the blooms.  Next, use mini glue dots to attach the Congratulations banner across the Tailored Tag.  
  8. Embellish the tag with the Daffodil Delight sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins package.
Today’s Tips!
  • Mix it up with other stamps to create another design.  The beauty of the Accented Blooms set is the tag area. There are a variety of sentiments that will fit the area. This enables you to utilize more of your stamp sets for a variety of occasions.
  • Look at all of your die pieces to see if there is a die that will add a “little something” to your card.  The lace edge from the Be Mine Stitched Dies is a perfect example.

Remember to check the Last Chance retiring products list.  We’re midway through May and you’ll want to get your favorite products before they are gone!  Plus if you prefer wood mount stamps, order now as they are retiring.  

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Happy Crafting…

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