Sending a little sunshine your way!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a sweet any occasion card featuring the Sending Smiles Bundle and the Heart & Home 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper! Can you believe that tomorrow is the last day of the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog?? Even though the Heart & Home DSP will be retiring, we can still have a little creative fun! Today’s card will use both sides of one of the designs from the Heart & Home DSP, a little die-cutting, a little heat embossing, and some additional embellishments for this super sweet card, showing you how I paired the DSP with a completely different stamp set and coordinating dies!

For the card front base layer, I chose this design from the Heart & Home DSP, which I first cut into three 4” x 12” sheets. For the first two sheets, I cut them in half at 6” and then cut ¾” off the bottom for four pieces measuring 4” x 5 ¼” (the base layer) and four ¾” x 4” strips for the inside of the card:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. For the remaining 4” x 12” sheet, using the opposite side design, I cut at 2 ¾” along the 12” side, which will give you four 2 ¾” x 4” pieces and have a 1” x 4” strip, which will not be used.

2. I heat embossed the sentiment in White Embossing Powder on Soft Succulent cardstock and used the coordinating die to die-cut out.

3. Use the second from the largest circle Stylish Shape Die to die-cut from Basic White cardstock. I first stamped the flowers in Fresh Freesia ink, the centers in Pale Papaya ink, and the stems in Soft Succulent ink, I used the die for the small flower on left to die-cut from Masking Paper to mask the flower when stamping the stem for the center flower, used the small leaf stamp to fill-in using Soft Succulent ink, and used my Wink of Stella pen on the flower petals.

4. Use enough of the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon to tie into a bow, I left the tails a little long so that I could cut them down to the length I wanted after adhered to the card front.

5. Use the second from the largest Layering Circle Die to die-cut from Vellum cardstock, this will be layered under the Basic White die-cut circle.

6. You will need three 3mm Iridescent Pearls, not pictured.

I first adhered the 2 ¾” x 4” opposite side design DSP to the middle of the DSP base layer, adhered the layered die-cut circles in the upper left-hand corner, used dimensionals to adhere the die-cut sentiment, and a glue dot to adhere the ribbon bow, trimming the excess off. I adhered the DSP base layer to a Soft Succulent cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, and then placed the Iridescent Pearls in the bottom right corner of DSP:

For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment of your choice in Fresh Freesia and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, I stamped the flower in Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, and Soft Succulent inks:

This is such a sweet and easy card to make! I really like the added touch of Wink of Stella to the flowers and the Iridescent Pearls! Can you believe the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog will retire tomorrow? But the new July – December 2022 Catalog goes live on Friday, July 1st! Are you ready for all of your holiday card and craft making? Me neither!! lol

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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