Designer Series Paper Spotlight: In Good Taste part 3

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my third alternative card for this week featuring the In Good Taste DSP! Today I decided to pair this DSP with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle to create this stunning, yet simple, card! Even though this bundle has coordinating DSP, I really wanted to see if I could find another design that I could pair with the bundle (I did use this DSP for a card last week, you can see that blog post here). When choosing the DSP design, I decided on this design because I really liked how it looked when I used the Cinnamon Cider cardstock as a card base and I could also tie the cardstock into the card design by using it with the detailed sunflower die. 

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. Stamp the large sunflower stamp in Versamark ink on Bumble Bee cardstock, heat set with Clear Embossing Powder, and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use the large detailed sunflower die to cut out of Cinnamon Cider cardstock and use your Wink of Stella brush over the whole cut-out.

3. Use the sunflower center detailed die to cut out an Early Espresso cardstock and use your Wink of Stella brush over the whole cut-out.

4. Use the single leaf die to cut out two pieces from the Gold Foil Sheet.

5. Use the outline leaf die to cut out two pieces from Granny Apple Green cardstock.

6. Use the detailed leaf die to cut out two pieces from Garden Green cardstock and use your Wink of Stella brush over both die-cut pieces.

7. Use enough of the vanilla open-weave ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack to tie around the DSP base layer into a bow.

I used adhesive on the center of the detailed piece and the center of the Early Espresso piece to adhere to the embossed image and then used adhesive to adhere both leaf designs to the back. I used glue dots to adhere the detailed Garden Green cardstock to the outline Granny Apple Green cardstock:

This is adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals, tie the ribbon around the DSP base layer into a bow, and then adhere to a Cinnamon Cider 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 Crushed Curry ink, stamp the leaves in Garden Green ink, and color the leaves in with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends:

So, what do you think of this DSP design paired with the Celebrating Sunflowers Bundle? This card was made just so that you can send a card to someone and let them know you are thinking of them, for any reason or no reason at all! I hope that you have enjoyed my Designer Series Paper Spotlight week featuring the In Good Taste DSP! 

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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**

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Celebrate Sunflowers thank you card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun card featuring the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! When I first saw this stamp set, I just knew it was a must for my “wish list”! I just love the stamp set and coordinating dies (this is actually a part of a suite collection), but sunflowers make me think of my mother and the sunflower that she grows every year in her garden! Since I’m waiting for the coordinating DSP to arrive (I ordered the 6” x 6” DSP after my initial pre-order), I thought I would use the fun In Good Taste for today’s card and distress the DSP with embossing and ink! 

For the base layer, use this design from the In Good Taste DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, emboss with the Old World Paper 3D Folder, and use a Stampin’ Sponge with Early Espresso ink along the edges of the DSP:

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

1. Stamp the small sunflower in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, color in the leaves with Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, the sunflower center with the Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends, and the sunflower leaves with the Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Out of Gold Foil Sheets, cut one of the double leaf die and two of the single leaf die.

3. Enough of the Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim to tie into a knot around the DSP. TIP-since the DSP is thinner than cardstock and is embossed, I cut two pieces of the trim to tie one of the ends into a knot and then adhere the other ends around to the back of the DSP.

Adhere the faux suede trim knot around the middle of the DSP and use adhesive to adhere the Gold Foil leaves to the DSP:

I use adhesive to adhere the top and right sunflowers to the DSP and dimensionals for the bottom sunflower. This completed piece is adhered to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and sunflowers in Early Espresso ink and color in the sunflower with Stampin’ Blends, same as the card front:

So, what do you think of this new bundle and Designer Series Paper?? This stamp set and coordinating dies are just beautiful and I love this DSP! If you are wondering about this new faux suede trim, I highly recommend it because it is easy to use (such as tying a bow or knot) and is super soft!

**All new products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog will be available for customers to purchase on June 3, 2020**

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2020-2021 Annual Catalog product sneak peek!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card featuring the 2020-2022 In Colors and some new products from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! This card was inspired by the annual catalog as I really wanted to show you ALL of the new In Colors and how well they all coordinate together, not just with products from the annual catalog! Normally when you would stamp “tone on tone”, you would use the same ink and cardstock color, however, since demonstrators were not able to order the new In Colors as part of our pre-order, I resorted to the all-time favorite of using a Versamark ink pad, which basically has a similar result, to stamp the image! 

To start, I cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of cardstock in each of the 2020-2022 In Colors, used the five different leaf and flower stamps from Lovely You to stamp one of the images on each color of cardstock in Versamark ink, cut each of the cardstocks into ¾” strips, and punched each end with the curvy label punch from the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch:

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

1. Use the swirly circle die from Painted Labels Dies to cut a piece from Vellum cardstock.

2. Stamp the sentiment from A Grand Kid on Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and punch out with the 2” Circle Punch.

3. Use the Misty Moonlight/silver Baker’s Twine from Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack to tie into a small bow.

Cut a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. I first lined up the cardstock strips on the card base to make sure it was pretty centered on the card front and used liquid glue to adhere each strip, starting from Misty Moonlight. To give this a different look, I started with the Misty Moonlight lower, alternated with Magenta Madness higher, and so on:

Adhere the punched-out sentiment on the vellum cardstock, use a drop of liquid glue on the baker’s twine to adhere to the vellum cardstock, and then use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment piece to the center:

For the inside, cut a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”. Stamp the sentiment from A Grand Kid in Night of Navy ink and the leaf stamp from Lovely You in Night of Navy ink, stamping off first. Adhere the stamped sentiment cardstock to the Misty Moonlight cardstock and then adhere to the inside of the card:

So, what do you think of the new In Colors?? Now, with the way I stamped and cut the In Colors cardstock, you would be able to make five cards with the ¾’ strips and would have five ½” strips, which you could use as accent pieces on other cards. Another trick I found with this card, is that if you stamp off Night of Navy ink first, the color is pretty close to the Misty Moonlight cardstock! For this card I wanted to show you how fun the sentiment from A Grand Kid are, even if you are not a grandparent! **All new products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog will be available for customers to purchase on June 3, 2020**

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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”!

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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”!

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No line watercoloring with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy “no line watercoloring” card featuring the Rooted in Nature stamp set! If you have never tried watercoloring, today’s card is a great way to give it a try, even if you don’t think you have “an artistic bone”! lol Just like with card making, it’s best to start with something small and simple, this way you can work on your skills and gradually work on adding more to your cards!

The base layer for this card is this design from the Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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

1. A 4” strip of the Whisper White Flax Ribbon.

2. Sahara Sand Adhesive-Backed Sequins, from the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

3. Heat emboss the sentiment on Garden Green cardstock in White Embossing Powder and use your snips to cut out.

4. Stamp and watercolor the tree image on a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (instructions below for stamping and coloring) and cut out with the third smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die. Use the fourth smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock, which will be layered under the watercolor paper.

For the “no line watercoloring”:

1. Stamp the tree image on the watercolor paper in Smoky Slate.

2. Using the smaller aqua painter brush, use Early Espresso ink for the tree trunk and limbs and Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves.

3. Using the bigger aqua painter brush, use Soft Sea Foam ink to color around the tree, from top to bottom. I gave this a gradient look by using less ink as I colored down to the bottom of the tree.

To assemble the card front, use Tear & Tape to adhere the flax ribbon across the middle of the DSP, use dimensionals to adhere the tree image and sentiment pieces, and use your Take Your Pick tool to place four of the Sahara Sand adhesive-back sequins to the DSP:

This completed piece is adhered to a Soft Sea Foam 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 Garden Green ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Quick and easy card to make! No line watercoloring is another great way to give your stamped images a different look! Of the products used for this card, the Garden Lane DSP, Whisper White Flax Ribbon, and the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins are all on the retirement list from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. 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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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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