Designer Series Paper Spotlight: In Good Taste

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful anniversary card, but can also be a wedding card, featuring the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and the Forever Fern Bundle! I just can’t tell you how much I love this new DSP from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! Of course, I love when new bundles and suites have coordinating DSP, but I also like to see if I can “get more” out of DSP by coordinating with other bundles and suites, especially those that have carried over into the new annual catalog. This is especially exciting for those of us that are “designer series paper connoisseurs” (I prefer this term to “paper hoarder”, don’t you? Lol). The card that I created today is an anniversary card, but it could also be a wedding card, made with the Forever Fern Bundle.

The base layer is this design from the In Good Taste DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Using Gray Granite cardstock, use the embossing branch die to cut two pieces.

2. Using Vellum cardstock, use the leaf die to cut two pieces. This piece will be cut in half when assembling the pieces.

3. Use three of the four accent leaf dies to cut three pieces from Gray Granite cardstock.

4. Stamp the sentiment from Forever Fern stamp set in Rococo Rose ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second largest rectangle Stitched Rectangle Die.

5. Cut a 2” x 4” piece of Champagne Foil Sheet and emboss with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder. This will be layered under the sentiment piece.

Adhere the sentiment piece on top of the embossed Champagne Foil Sheet and use your Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the three small leaf pieces in the corners as shown:

I cut the vellum leaf piece in half and arranged on top of the Gray Granite cardstock piece, place some adhesive on the back of the embossed foil sheet in the corner, and placed over the leaf pieces to adhere to the back. This is repeated for the other corner:

The completed sentiment piece is adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals and then adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Rococo Rose ink, use the two small branch stamps in Gray Granite ink at the top and bottom as shown, and then use the small splatter stamp in Rococo Rose ink:

Isn’t this a beautiful card with this Designer Series Paper? When I first saw the Forever Fern stamp set, the sentiment I used for this card I thought would be perfect if I ever need to make a wedding card, so I decided to use it for an anniversary card. For my next blog post, I will show you another design from this DSP using a carrying over stamp set and dies from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!**Products used from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog will be available for customers on June 3, 2020**

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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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Father’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Father’s Day Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share both of my creations with you today!

For my Father’s Day cards, I chose two different versions of a similar card layout featuring products from the Country Club and Come Sail Away Suites! The Country Club Suite is perfect for Father’s Day cards, but not everyone is a golfer, so I also chose to use the Come Sail Away Suite as an alternative card for my family and friends that I will be sending cards to.

For the Country Club card, your base layer will be this design from the Country Club DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. You will also need to cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 1” x 5 ¼” and this alternative design from the DSP at ¾” x 5 ¼”:

Adhere the 1” strip of Basic Black cardstock along the bottom of the DSP base layer and then adhere the alternative DSP design as shown:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use Night of Navy and Poppy Parade cardstock to cut one of each with the V-shaped vine piece.

2. Use the second largest Layering Oval Die to cut a piece of Garden Green cardstock and emboss with the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder.

3. Use Basic Gray ink to stamp the golf club four times on Whisper White cardstock and use the coordinating die to cut out.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating “shield shape” die.

5. Use the small three golf balls die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock.

To assemble the “centerpiece”, use a dimensional to adhere the sentiment to the middle of the embossed oval cardstock, adhere the vine pieces together, with the Night of Navy on top, and cut mini dimensionals in half to adhere this piece around the sentiment, and then adhere the golf clubs to the backside of the embossed oval cardstock:

This piece is adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals:

I used glue dots to adhere the three golf balls in-between the golf clubs and then adhered this completed base layer to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of the DSP design used for the base layer along the side, and stamp the sentiment in Memento ink:

For my alternative card using Come Sail Away, the dimensions for the DSP and the Night of Navy cardstock are the same as above:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the lighthouse in Night of Navy ink on Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use the seagrass die to cut out one piece in Sahara Sand and one piece in Mossy Meadow cardstocks.

3. Cut a piece of Vellum cardstock with the same oval die and emboss with the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder, inked with Balmy Blue ink.

4. Use one of the Sail Away Trinkets.

To assemble, I layered and adhered the seagrass to the Vellum cardstock, adhered the lighthouse on top, and used glue dots to adhere the trinket on the side. I placed adhesive on the backside of the Vellum cardstock behind the seagrass and lighthouse to adhere this piece to the DSP base layer:

For the inside, the cardstock and DSP strip are the same, but the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays, stamped in Night of Navy ink:

Which card is your favorite?? These are two alternative ideas that your recipient will surely love! When creating the Come Sail Away card, I wanted to use a sentiment that could be for friends or family, but still wishing them a Happy Father’s Day, and I thought the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays was perfect! 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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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!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Mother’s Day Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping on the Blog Hop Tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Mary Bush  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Lori Mueller  
6. Pam Nichols – Just Dreamin’ Stamps  
7. Cindi Clarke  
8. Lori McBride  
9. Danette Herrera  
10. Oksana Semenska  
11. Gigi Melone  
12. Kim Quade  
13. Traci Raether  
14. Linda Cullen  
15. JaNette Hodges Howard

For the Country Club Suite card:

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For the Come Sail Away card:

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You never need a reason to send a card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful card to send, just because! This card was created with new products from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, the Lovely You Bundle and the Forever Greenery Suite! The Lovely You stamp set has some really beautiful sentiments that are very versatile for sending a “just because” card and I thought pairing this bundle with items from the Forever Greenery Suite would show you how both pair well together! 

The base layer is this design from the Forever Greenery DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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

1. From the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, this design.

2. From the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, 8” of the vanilla open-weave ribbon and enough of the gold trim to tie into a big bow.

3. Cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock at ¾” x 2 ¾”, stamp the sentiment from Lovely You in Shaded Spruce ink (in the middle) and use the squared end side of the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to punch each end.

4. Cut a 1” x 3” piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock and punch each end with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, this will be layered under the sentiment piece from above.

To adhere the laser-cut paper, I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place the glue behind the solid gold leaves and at the corners and then placed in the middle of the DSP base layer. TIP-I placed a couple of stamp sets and punches on top of this for a couple of minutes to make sure the laser-cut paper adhered to the DSP:

After that dried, I folded the vanilla weave ribbon in half and adhered to the middle of the base layer. I used a glue dot to adhere the gold trim bow to the ribbon and a drop of glue (FTGP) to adhere the ends to the DSP:

The layered sentiment piece is adhered with dimensionals and the completed piece is adhered to a Shaded Spruce cardstock card base, cut a 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Lovely You in Shaded Spruce ink and the two smallest leaf branches in Shaded Spruce and Soft Sea Foam inks:

Isn’t this a beautiful card to send to someone to let you know that you are thinking of them?? I will admit that I did buy the whole Forever Greenery Suite, I wasn’t too terribly sure about the laser-cut paper or the gold hoops, but I just went ahead and figured I would be able to use them somehow, right? My only hesitation with the laser-cut paper was that I’ve purchased laser-cut paper in the past, wasn’t too terribly impressed as you had to cut it yourself and I just kind of struggled over-all. Well, I actually really like this laser-cut paper, the sheets of the design like I used for this card are pre-cut (so they just come apart from the other pieces) and the thin, outside gold foil piece you can also cut and use! Wondering the dimensions of this card front cover, it’s 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”. **All new products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog will be available for customers to purchase on June 3, 2020**

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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A Tropical Oasis Birthday!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy birthday card made with the Tropical Oasis Suite! The weather may (or may not) be warming up, so why not send a beautiful birthday card to make someone’s day with a tropical theme? Today’s card is not only quick and easy to make, but it also uses up the beautiful Tropical Oasis DSP! This will give you room for all the new and gorgeous Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! 

The base layer is this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5”:

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

1. Cut this other design from the DSP at 3” x 3” and then cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” to layer under the DSP.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Timeless Tropical in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Dies.

3. Stamp the pineapple and palm tree stamps on Sahara Sand cardstock in Early Espresso ink and cut out with the coordinating dies.

4. Use one of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets, for this card I used one of the palm leaves, but any of them would work.

5. Cut a 4 ¼” piece of the Braided Burlap Trim and use your fingers to fray the ends and to slightly pull the sides of the trim, making it loose.

The trim on the top is how it would be and the trim on the bottom is after I frayed the ends and stretched it from the sides.

For the centerpiece, adhere the DSP and cardstock layers together, adhere the cut-out palm trees to the DSP, adhere the sentiment on top, along the bottom of the trees, adhere the cut-out pineapple towards the corner, and use a glue dot to adhere the trinket to the corner of the die cut sentiment piece:

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the Braided Burlap Trim to the middle of the DSP base layer:

Use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment centerpiece to the DSP, over the burlap trim:

This completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP (same design as the base layer) along the bottom:

Isn’t this a fun and tropical birthday card?? I wasn’t sure if combining two different DSP designs would work, but I do like how this card turned out! If you notice, the base layer is not my typical 4″ x 5 1/4″ cut, that is because the piece of DSP I was using measured 5″ x 12″, so I just adjusted the measurement! The stamp set and dies will be carrying over into the new catalog, but the DSP, trinkets, and burlap trim will not, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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Farewell to the 2018-2020 In Colors!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card featuring the Timeless Tulips Bundle and the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors! I really wanted to give these fun and bright colors “one last card” as they will be retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, so I thought using the Timeless Tulips Bundle would be perfect for a final farewell card! As excited as I am for the new 2020-2022 In Colors, I’m also sad to see these colors go! They are so bright and cheerful, so why not make a bright and cheerful tulip get well card??

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, and then I “dragged” my Crumb Cake ink pad across the embossed cardstock (left to right and top to bottom):

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

1. Use the second largest Stitched Nested Labels Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Timeless Tulips in Call Me Clove ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch.

3. Use enough Call Me Clover Grosgrain Ribbon to tie into a bow along the bottom of the embossed base layer.

4. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the large tulip in Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel ink, using the coordinating punch to cut out.

5. Stamp the leaf in Call Me Clover ink on Whisper White cardstock two times and use the punch to cut out (not pictured).

On the die cut Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the small tulip in Pineapple Punch and the medium tulip in Grapefruit Grove inks. I then placed the two punched out tulips on the cardstock to see if I wanted anymore tulips stamped, which I did not:

I created a mask for the small and the medium tulips so I could stamp the stems in Call Me Clover ink:

Leaving the masks on the tulips, I used the smaller of the three leaves in Call Me Clover ink to do some additional fill-in:

Remove the two masks, adhere one leaf each to the large tulips and then adhere with dimensionals:

This piece is adhered to the embossed base layer, the ribbon is tied into a bow, and the sentiment is adhered with a dimensional:

This completed piece is adhered to a Call Me Clover cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Call Me Clover ink and the tulips the same color as the card front, starting with the small tulip on the end:

Isn’t this a bright and cheerful card? So, which color are you going to miss the most? For me, it’s a toss-up between Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel. Now, if you were to ask me what color would be my favorite when they first came out, I would have told you Grapefruit Grove! It’s funny to me how you think one color may be your favorite, but as time goes on, it can change! The only products that are carrying over are the stamp set, coordinating tulip punch, and dies, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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Mix it up Monday!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun “Mix it up Monday” card featuring two product suites, Peaceful Poppies and Country Club! Don’t you just love it when you can get more out of your products suites to create a completely different card? This can give you the opportunity to combine different colors and textures! I really wanted to create a card with the Poppy Moment Dies outside of the color combinations from the suite and use a few items that are on the retirement list, so I thought the Rococo Rose, Petal Pink, and gray color combination would be perfect!

The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is this design from the Country Club DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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

1. Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Rococo Rose ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smaller label die from Painted Labels Dies.

2. Stamp the small poppy stamp on Vellum cardstock in Whisper White Craft ink, heat emboss with White Embossing Powder, and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. For the leaves, use Basic Gray cardstock for the two bottom pieces and Smoky Slate for the two top pieces, these will be adhered together.

4. For the large poppy, use the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock for the large die, Rococo Rose cardstock for the petal outline, Petal Pink cardstock for the large stamen, and Rose Glimmer Paper for the small stamen.

5. You will need one each of the 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm In Color Faceted Dots, not pictured.

This is what the large poppy and two leaves will look like after adhering all the layers together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

Adhere the two base layers together, the leaves to the DSP layer, and use a dimensional (behind the poppy center) to adhere the large poppy:

I used a glue dot behind the center of the smaller poppies to adhere them to the DSP and then dimensionals for the sentiment piece:

This piece is then adhered to a Rococo Rose cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, and then added the three Rococo Rose Faceted Dots:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the side:

Don’t you love how this card turned out? I love the color combination of Rococo Rose and Petal Pink! I chose not to use a sentiment for the inside of the card because it could really be used for a variety of occasions or you can leave it blank and simply write your note. The DSP, Faceted Dots, and Petal Pink Vellum Cardstock (Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock) are all on the retirement list, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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Bright and cheerful Get Well card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and cheerful “get well” card featuring the Dandelion Wishes and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp sets and the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper! No matter the reason, sending well wishes to a friend or loved one to let them know you are thinking of them will surely brighten their day! Combing the Dandelion Wishes and Itty Bitty Greeting stamp sets is the perfect combination for today’s card!

The base layer is this design from the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Very Vanilla Scalloped Laced Trim to tie around the DSP base layer into a bow.

2. Using the fourth smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die, cut out a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the dandelion stamp in Versamark ink and heat set with Clear Emboss Powder, sponge So Saffron ink over the embossed image, and stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Memento ink.

3. Using the fifth smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die, cut out a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock, this will be layered under the Very Vanilla cardstock piece.

4. One 5mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel, not pictured.

To assemble the card front, adhere the layered Stitched Recetangle cardstock to the DSP base layer, place the 5mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of the dandelion, and tie the ribbon around the DSP base layer into a bow:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crushed Curry Cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and the fluff in So Saffron ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you love this cheerful card? So easy to make, especially if you don’t have any cards on hand! Only the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP is on the retirement list, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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