Plaid Stitched Leaf

One of the card’s in today’s to-go card class features a Plaid Stitched Leaf.  I’m loving the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  Though the name implies Christmas, the wide array of colors makes it perfect for a variety of occasions.  The colors selected from the plaid design for the class card features Cinnamon Cider and Mango Melody.  The plaid stitched leaf pulls the design together.  With the many plaid designs, you have a range of color selections to use.

Plaid Tidings Leaf

Project Materials:
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock (4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2” and fold for card base)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (2 pcs: 4” x 5-1/4”; ½” x 3” for banner label)
  • Mango Melody Cardstock (5” x 3-3/4”)
  • Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (3” x 3”)
  • Banner Year Stamp Set
  • Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink Pad
  • Pick A Banner Punch
  • Cinnamon Cider ¼” In Color Ribbon (3-1/4”)
  • Stitched Leaves Dies
  1. Adhere a piece of the 4” x 5-1/4” Whisper White cardstock to the Cinnamon Cider card base.
  2. Using the large stitched leaf die (and the center of the leaf); cut a stitched leaf on the upper portion of the Mango Melody cardstock.
  3. Add the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper piece to the back of the Mango Melody so that it’s framed by the leaf cutout. Adhere to the Whisper White layer on the card base.
  4. Using the banner punch, create a banner label using the strip of Whisper White cardstock.
  5. Stamp the “with a grateful heart” sentiment from the Banner Year Stamp Set onto the banner label using the Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink Pad.
  6. Add the Cinnamon Cider ribbon to the card front centered in the area below the leaf cutout. Attach the sentiment banner atop the ribbon using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. For the card interior, add the stitched leaf to the Whisper White cardstock.

Change the plaid pattern, the base colors and the leaf die used and you’ll have a variety of cards!  It’s easy to quickly create a card set for gifting (or keeping for yourself to use).  


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Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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Beauty Abounds Hello

A few weeks ago, I shared a Beauty Abounds card.  Afterwards, I decided to create additional cards with the stamp set.  Today’s Beauty Abounds Hello with it’s cheerful colors reminds me of summer.  Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist and Highland Heather coordinate perfectly.  I especially like that the background stamps from the set and my favorite are the “bubbles.”  The card greeting from the Floral Frames stamp set is perfect to use on cards when you just want to send a note for no particular reason other than to say “hello.”  Do you enjoy receiving handwritten notes?  In this world full of electronic communication, I still like to occasionally receive handwritten notes and this Beauty Abounds Hello would be a lovely card to receive.

Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

Card Details:
  1. Card base is Mango Melody cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score and fold at 4-1/4″)
  2. Second layer is a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.
  3. Next, stamp the floral stem from the Beauty Abounds stamp set onto a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Refer to photo of card for placement.
  4. Use Highland Heather to stamp the large bubbles two times across the floral stem.
  5. Stamp the small bubbles three times on the stem using Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  NOTE:  Stamp off onto a scrap of paper before stamping onto the card.
  6. Randomly stamp “splatters” using Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  
  7. On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the Hello from the Floral Frames Stamp Set.  Cut using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  Layer onto a 2″ Circle of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. With the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamp a small and a large butterfly onto card.  Color using Light Highland Heather and Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.
  9. Use the Butterfly Beauty Dies to cut a small butterfly from Mango Melody cardstock to attach to sentiment piece.  Embellish butterfly with a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel.
  10. Complete embellishing the sentiment with the green Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Please take note that the Lemon Lime Twist color is retiring on June 3 and supplies of cardstock have been depleted.  Granny Apple Green works with the other colors too.  Additionally, the Floral Frames Stamp Set is retiring.  Stamp set availability is guaranteed until May 24, with the last day to purchase  as June 3 (or while supplies last.)  Also note that after June 3, the item numbers for the non-retiring products may be changing so be sure to search the name in the new catalog.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting…

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