This week marks our wedding anniversary and when I saw The Meant to Be Bundle in the Occasions Catalog, I knew it would be the perfect to use for creating a special card for my husband. The sentiments and Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies offer countless combinations for making a variety of cards expressing loving feelings. A color palette of Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake and Whisper White gives the card a more masculine appearance. Notice the background and the white heart? Texture on both comes from the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF). For a couple of months, this embossing folder sat idle in my craft room. Now I can’t seem to use it enough! The embossing folder gives the card that “little extra” touch.
Of course, the card interior and the envelope need a special touch to coordinate with the card.
Card Exterior Directions:
To create base, cut Crumb Cake cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score in center at 4-1/4″ and fold.
Continue building card layers. Adhere a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Balmy Blue to the card base.
Cut Whisper White cardstock 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″. Emboss with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF. Use strong adhesive to attach to the Balmy Blue card layer.
Select heart dies from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies. Cut large heart from a 3″ x 3-1/4″ piece Crumb Cake cardstock. The floral open heart is cut from a 2-1/2″ square of Balmy Blue cardstock.
Use a 2-1/4″ square of Whisper White cardstock to cut the stitched heart. After cutting, texture emboss with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF.
For the small hearts, use a 1-1/2″ x 4″ strip of Balmy Blue cardstock and the multiple hearts die.
Use a strong adhesive to attach the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card.
Stamp “Happy Anniversary” (from Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set) using Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a 1/2″ x 3″ strip of Whisper White cardstock. Cut a V-notch at the end of the strip and layer on top of the burlap ribbon. Add a small blue heart near the notched end.
Complete card front by layering the cut valentines. Attach using Stampin’ Dimensionals and mini-glue dots.
Finish embellishment on card front by adding a triple layer Linen Thread bow.
Card Interior and Envelope Embellishment:
Stamp the floral heart from the Meant to Be Cling Stamp Set using Balmy Blue Classic Stampin Pad onto 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock.
Stamp the sentiment inside of the heart using Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad. Attach to card interior using Snail adhesive.
Use multipurpose liquid glue to attach a 2-1/2″ x 6″ piece of Crumb Cake DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Allow glue to dry. Then using paper snips, trim around the flap edge. Place a small heart in Balmy Blue cardstock to the flap. The Crumb Cake DSP is from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack.
Lots of love went into creating this special card and my husband loved the card! Hope I have provided you with the inspiration you need to create a card for that “special” someone in your life. You’ll find a list of the project materials at the end of this post.
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Another of the cards in the monthly class uses the Beauty Abounds bundle to create a beautiful butterfly card. The Butterfly Beauty thinlits dies are full of versatility. It can be used to showcase all the butterflies cut as in the card below or you can use your paper snips to cut various sections. Along with the smaller butterfly dies that coordinate with the Beauty Abounds stamp set, there are endless options for creating gorgeous cards featuring butterflies.
To create the card base for the Beauty Abounds card:
Score Lovely Lipstick (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) at 4-1/4″ and fold to create card.
The steps for coloring and assembling the butterfly:
On a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock, use Brilliant Red and Gamboge Brusho to create a multi-color background. To use brusho, sprinkle onto paper and spritz with water to obtain the look you would like. Set aside to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, attach a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock and use the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die with the majority of the wings to cut the butterfly.
Attach a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive sheet to the back of a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Flirty Flamingo. Next, use the top layer of the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die to cut the body and wing edge piece. Working on a each butterfly section one at a time, remove the backing of the adhesive sheet and overlay it to the section the wing piece. Continue removing the backing from the adhesive sheet and attaching the Flirty Flamingo cardstock butterfly piece to the wing piece.
Determine placement of the butterflies on card front. Once determined, remove the multipurpose adhesive sheet backing and adhere to the card. To ensure it adheres, press down firmly on each of the butterfly wing sections.
Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink. Punch using the 1-1/4″ circle punch.
Using a scrap of the Flirty Flamingo with the adhesive sheet attached, use the thinlits to cut three small butterflies. Attach to the sentiment piece.
Cut approximately 8″ of Lovely Lipstick 1/2″ ribbon (from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack) and create a zigzag fold. Use adhesive to attach to front of the card.
With dimensionals attach sentiment atop the ribbon to complete the card front.
It’s time for nature this week with the CASE the Catalog featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, so let’s get started. First of all, this suite of products includes the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set Bundle, Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Nature’s Twine and the Leaves Trinkets embellishments. Though the calendar indicates it is officially Fall, here in Georgia we are still experiencing summer. Therefore, while waiting for nature to change it’s weather pattern, I thought a nature themed card might help! It’s certainly worth a try. Hey, whatever it takes! The card I cased is on page 144 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I also like the other three cards on that page but those are for another day.
Another thing about the nature this week card is that it also features a textured embossed layer using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. That’s probably why I like it so much.
Start with Petal Pink cardstock cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ to create the card base (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″). Use Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ Petal Pink cardstock. Drag a White Craft Ink pad across the embossed layer to add extra dimension. Allow ink to dry before attaching to the Petal Pink card base.
The brown leaf DSP is 5″ x 2-3/4″ and the falling leaf DSP is 4-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. Cut a notch in the leaf DSP to create a banner. Layer the two pieces of DSP (refer to photo for placement). Wrap Nature’s Twine around top of the DSP layers before attaching to prepared Petal Pink card base.
Finally, use Soft Suede Classic ink to stamp the tree stump into a 3″ square of Crumb Cake cardstock. Stamp the sentiment using Versamark ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Use heat tool to set embossing powder. Stamp five sets of leaves onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tanquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut using coordinating Nature’s Root Thinlit Die. Layer the leaves, the Leaves Trinkets and the Sentiment to complete the card.
Maybe it’s me, but I think it’s really even more impressive in person. I so enjoy nature cards because it’s just another part of beautify and as a result, my creativity also flows. Likewise for beach scenes cards. I know everyone has their personal serenity. I also hope you enjoyed this weeks CASE the Catalog.
If you are lucky to have a friend that means the world to you, then you will definitely enjoy this card. While it was created using the “Share What You Love” Designer Series Paper, I also used the Layered Leaves Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) and Petal Pink card stock. Changing up the TIEF is always an option.
We’re All Lucky to Have a Friend
It’s such a great card that is quick & easy, hence, you can create a number of them to have on hand for friends and family for when the situation presents itself. There are a number of other colors you could use for the card stock on the top of the card. That is just one way you can change up the card. Other sentiments would probably work as well too. Another great idea is to keep the template or parts of the card cut in different colors. Therefore, just grab and go when you are in need of a card with any of the sentiments you pre-designed. You’ll find instructions for this card in the Tutorial page.
Friend Like You Card
The paper is one of my favorites with it’s soft colors. Remember, while this is a beautiful choice, there are also even more designs to choose from in the Designer Series Paper pack. Not all of the choices in the pack are floral so it gives you some other color options. Seems like everyone should be lucky to have a friend in their life and so it should be celebrated. Above all, cherish the ones we love. It fills me with joy to create cards for my friends and family to spread joy with what I love to do. You can pick up the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper from my online store.
The card samples being shared today continue to feature the beautiful Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) and showcase additional products that will be available for order from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog on June 1, 2018. The first card below highlights the paper and a sentiment from the new Detailed With Love stamp set. The Blossom Elements were used to add a finishing touch.
Stampin’ Up! Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper and Detailed with Love Stamp Set
Yes, the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) is also used on the sample below and another sentiment from the Detailed with Love Stamp Set. I love that the Garden Impressions DSP contains a a multitude of colors that coordinate with different Stampin’ Up! cardstock colors and the stamp set offers beautifully scripted sentiments. Additional new products featured include the Four-Petal Flower Punch and the Shaded Spruce Metallic Ribbon.
Stampin’ Up! Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, Detailed With Love Stamp Set and Four-Petal Flower Punch
In just a few short weeks, the items showcased will be available for purchase so start preparing your wish list!
A great method for adding a touch of elegance to a card is to use a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF). In the card below, the Garden Trellis TIEF was used to emboss not just the cardstock but also the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP). When constructing the card, attach the pieces of DSP to the cardstock layer then insert into the TIEF and run through the Big Shot. Both layers are embossed at the same time and the embossing adds that little extra touch of dimension creating a subtle elegance to the card. Best of all, it’s quick and easy!
A Touch of Elegance using Stampin’ Up! Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
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