All Occasion Peaceful Moments Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful all occasions card from the Peaceful Poppies Suite in the 2020 Mini Catalog! I absolutely love this suite, which includes two stamp sets with coordinating dies! I almost feel like it’s a “mega bundle” with all the sentiments, flower and background stamps, and dies. For my first card with this suite, I really wanted to make a beautiful all occasion card that you can simply add the appropriate sentiment when needed. When I first started designing this card, I ended up making six of the same cards from one sheet design of DSP because I loved it so much!

The base layer is this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Since this is a 12” x 12” sheet of DSP, I first cut 1 ½” from the bottom of the DSP, turned it 90 degrees, cut at 4” three times, and cut each of those at 5 ¼”, which will give you six pieces of DSP at 4” x 5 ¼”. I then cut the 1 ½” x 12” in half at ¾”, and cut each 12” strip at 4”, which will give you six strips of DSP at ¾” x 4”:

For the front of the card you will need:

1. A 3” x 4 ¼” piece of Vellum cardstock and use the ½” Circle Punch to notch each corner.

2. Enough of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP base layer.

3. Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

4. Use Mossy Meadow cardstock to cut two of the large and one of the small leaves and Old Olive cardstock to cut out two of the large and one of the small detailed leaves.

5. Use Poppy Parade cardstock to cut out one large and one small background poppy and Calypso Coral cardstock to cut out the detailed piece of the poppies.

6. Use Basic Black cardstock to cut out one each of the stamen for the poppies.

I used my Fine Tip Glue pen to adhere the leaf layers and poppy flower layers together. I adhered the small stamen to the small poppy flower and the other two stamen together, then adhered to the big poppy flower:

Adhere the Vellum to the DSP base layer with Snail placed in the middle, the flowers with hide this. The ribbon is tied into a bow around these two layers and then the two big leaves are adhered to the middle of the Vellum cardstock. I used two dimensionals on the left side of the large poppy flower and one dimensional to the right side of the poppy flower (the edge overlapping the large poppy) to adhere to the Vellum cardstock. I used some Snail on the small leaf to stick in under the two flowers on the Vellum cardstock:

Now for the sequins, there is no rhyme or reason to which ones I used or how many, just my discretion. However, I wanted to show you that I poured some into the lid, used the putting end of the Take Your Pick Tool to pick up a sequin, placed the sequin on a glue dot, then used the pierce end to pick it up and place on the card front. For the most part, the sequins hide the glue dot underneath, I find it much easier than trying to use glue and waiting for the glue to dry, and glue dots secure the sequins to the card better:

This completed piece is then adhered to an Old Olive 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” and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Don’t you just love this suite?? Like I said before, I did make six of these cards and yes, the die cutting can be a little time consuming. The easiest way to do make this card, is the “assembly line” method. Do all the cutting/die cutting at one time, adhered all the flower and leaf layers together, and then go on to assemble the cards. I know that sometimes when we stamp our sentiments, they don’t quite look right, so, instead of adhering the strip of DSP along the bottom, you can stick that in the middle of the card with the WW cardstock and adhere it after you stamp the sentiment.

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Aloha card from that Tropical Oasis Suite!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful, any occasion card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! What better way to let someone know you are thinking of them than sending a bright and cheerful card? Since I haven’t really used Pigment Sprinkles, I thought the hibiscus flowers from the Timeless Tropical stamp set would be perfect! Since the colors of Hawaiian Hibiscus flowers are so beautiful and so vibrant, I chose to use Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves to make these flowers “pop”.

To start, use this design from the Tropical Oasis DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D EF:

For the card front, you will need:

1. On Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, stamp the large hibiscus flower and leaf twice using Stazon ink. Sprinkle Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Pigment over the flowers, lightly spritz with water using your Stampin’ Spritzer, and do the same thing with Granny Apple Green Pigment over the leaves. There’s no real “right or wrong” way to do this, it all depends on how light or dark you want the pigment sprinkle color to be. I also keep a paper towel nearby to soak up any excess liquid. Once you have achieved your desired look, you can use your heat tool to dry the paper quickly.

2. Use the coordinating dies to cut the flowers and leaves from the watercolor paper.

3. The aloha die is used to cut out of Mango Melody cardstock.

4. Use one of the pineapple trinkets from the Tropical Oasis Trinkets.

5. Cut two 4” pieces of the Braided Burlap Trim, cutting the ends at an angle.

This is a 3″ x 5″ piece of watercolor paper.

To assemble the card front, adhere the two large flowers layered and the leaves under the flowers to the DSP base layer. Use liquid glue to adhere the two pieces of trim to the DSP base layer, the die-cut cardstock, and the pineapple trinket on top of the trim pieces:

This is then adhered to an Old Olive 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”, adhere a ¾” piece of coordinating cardstock along the bottom, and I used the three small flowers die on the leftover watercolor paper to cut out and adhere to the DSP:

Don’t you just love this suite?? I chose to leave the inside of the card blank for use on any occasion. If you are looking for color inspiration, Google-Hibiscus Hawaiian and you will not be disappointed! You can easily replicate this card using one sheet of the DSP and the flower colors could be different with each card.

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Forever Lovely-new look with new Designer Series Paper!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which pairs the Forever Lovely stamp set from the Annual Catalog with the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper from the new 2020 Mini Catalog! Have you ever looked at a designer series paper design and thought, “That looks like very similar to a stamp set”? One of the designs from the Best Dress 6” x 6” DSP did just that with the Forever Lovely stamp set! So what better way to pair products together and give them a new look? 

For this card, I used this design from the designer series paper. First cut a ¾” strip on one side, turn 90 degrees, and then cut at 4”, which will give you three pieces for this card, ¾” x 6”, 4” x 5 ¼”, and 2” x 5 ¼”. The base layer is the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP:

For the card front, you will need:

1. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the flower in Grapefruit Grove ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and place a 3mm Pearl Basic Jewel in the middle of each.

2. Use the large Stitched Label Die to cut out of Champagne Foil Sheet.

3. Use the multi flower die from Lovely Flowers to cut out of Purple Posy cardstock, use the 5mm Pearl Basic Jewel on the two larger flowers, and the 4mm Pearl Basic Jewel on the two smaller flowers.

4. Enough Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP base layer.

5. From Mint Macaron cardstock, use the Lovely Flowers leaf dies to cut out two of the small leaf and four of the larger leaf.

To assemble, use glue dots to adhere the small Purple Posy flowers in opposite corners, layer the three large flowers in the middle with the two bottom adhered to the foil sheet and one adhered with dimensionals, and place some adhesive on the back of the foil sheet to layer the leaves in opposite corners:

This completed piece is adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals and the ribbon is tied into a bow along the bottom:

This completed piece is adhered to a Mint Macaron 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 Mint Macaron ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Don’t you love it when you can coordinate new products with something you already have?? I love the pop of color with the Grapefruit Grove flowers and creating this soft color combo! Since this DSP is 6” x 6”, the remaining 2” x 5 ¼” can be used to adhere to your envelope flap (the die from Beautiful Layers works perfectly) or you can use it for another card! Since I don’t want to hold onto any scraps, this will be applied to the envelope flap!

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Lily Pad Step Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a step-fold card featuring the Lovely Lily Pad products from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! I just love the stamp set, dies, and coordinating DSP (that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order!!) and how versatile the products are to make a stunning card for any occasion-just add sentiments! That’s exactly what I did for this card, it wasn’t until after I had the card put together, that I decided to make this a sympathy card. If you have never made a step-card, I highly suggest you try it, as it is very easy to make and replicate.

For this card, I used Pretty Peacock cardstock for the card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and then score at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 4 ¼”, 6”, and 8 ¼”. You will fold each score line in the opposite direction, up, down, up, down, and up, and use your Bone Folder to burnish each fold line:

For the back piece base layer, cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 1/8”:

I used this design from the Lily Impressions DSP, cutting one piece at 4” x 4 7/8”, one piece at 1 ½” x 4”, and one piece at 1” x 4”:

For the rest of the card, you will need:

1. Purple Posy cardstock: stamp the large lily in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the coordinating die, use the small detailed lily die to cut out two pieces, use the medium outline die to cut out one piece.

2. Blackberry Bliss cardstock: cut out one of the 4 ¼” detail die, one of the large detailed lily die, two the medium detailed lily die, and I used a pencil to trace the outline of the medium detailed lily die, twice, and cut out with snips.

3. Granny Apple Green cardstock: stamp Garden Green ink twice for the small lily pad and once for the large lily pad, cut out with the coordinating die, and use the large stem die to cut out once.

4. Use the small stem die to cut out one piece from Garden Green cardstock.

To assemble:

Step 1: use liquid glue to adhere the Blackberry Bliss detailed cut-out to the 1” x 4” strip of DSP.

Step 2: use liquid glue to adhere the Purple Posy cardstock outline to the Blackberry Bliss cut out, and then adhere one each to the small lily pad. These are then adhered to the 1 ½” x 4” strip of DSP:

Adhere the DSP to the base layer and use liquid glue to adhere the detailed Blackberry Bliss cut-outs to the Purple Posy background cut-outs. Adhere the large lily to the large lily pad and adhere the large stem cut-out to the DSP, adhere the medium lily to the large stem cut-out, cut a mini dimensional in half to adhere the small stem cut-out on top:

Each piece of DSP is adhered to the front of the “step” and only put adhesive on the last “step” to adhere the bottom half of the cardstock to it:

The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink on Purple Posy cardstock, cut out with the third smallest scalloped Layering Circles die, and adhered to the back DSP. I used a clear block so you can see what it looks like completely folded:

For the back, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, the flat side (or fill-in) of the small lily stamp is first stamped in Highland Heather ink, stamped off, and then stamped on the cardstock (if you do not have the Purple Posy ink pad, this is pretty darn close), and the detailed side of the stamp is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink:

Don’t you just love these SAB products? You can earn the stamp set or the DSP with a qualifying $50 purchase (or both for $100) and the coordinating dies with a qualifying $100 purchase starting TODAY!! YAY!! If you noticed, I did not adhere the back sentiment to the card, this will make it easier to write my thoughts down and then adhere just to the lower half of the cardstock card base on the back. I also used a bigger piece of cardstock for the back, this will not be seen from the front, but it will help the back stand-up and keep in place.

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No stamping required!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Country Club Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Mini Catalog! This is part of the Country Club Suite, which is perfect for the golfer in your life! Not only that, but if you are planning what to make for Father’s Day or have a more bright and colorful cards, this would also be perfect! Yes, I know that Father’s Day is down the road and we literally just celebrated Christmas….just throwing ideas out there! Lol Trust me, I’m still recovering from the Christmas rush to get everything made, out the door, and spending time with family. So, why not show you an easy card to make that requires NO stamping? That’s right, one of the designs from the DSP has a side that you can color (or not) and it cuts perfectly to make 12 smaller cuts at 3” x 4”. I thought this would be perfect to get out both sets of the Watercolor Pencils and the Aqua Painter for today’s card!

I cut one strip at 4” and then cut each scene at 3”, which there are 3 different scenes, and if you cut down a 12” x 12”, you will get 4 of each scene. For this card, I chose to color this scene:

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

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

1. Enough Whisper White Baker’s Twine to tie around the DSP twice, to crisscross the front.

2. A 2 ½” x 4” piece of Vellum cardstock embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder (I put a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock behind it so you could see).
3. Color in the scenery with Watercolor Pencils using Garden Green for the trees, Early Espresso for the tree trunks, Balmy Blue for the water, Granny Apple Green for the grass, Crushed Curry for the shirt, Night of Navy for the pants, Basic Black for the hat and gloves, mix Balmy Blue and Whisper White for the sky, and mix Flirty Flamingo (very light) with Whisper White to color the arm. I used the small tipped aqua painter to blend (or color) the colors on the DSP. Tip-be very easy with the amount of water used, as you can see I used a bit too much for the sky and the paper will start to crinkle up.

To assemble, I first adhered the embossed Vellum cardstock in the middle of the DSP and then wrapped the baker’s twine around to crisscross the front:

I then adhered the scenery on top with dimensionals and adhered this completed piece to a Night of Navy 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” and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the side:

Viola! Now you have a “no stamped card”! I know, that’s because technically I left the inside sentiment blank! Lol Think of it this way, you can now make some quick and easy “blank” cards to have on hand for any occasion! How many times have you needed a card at the last minute? For me, it’s usually because my husband asks me “Hey, can you make a card for…?” and I tell him I already have one, just need to stamp the inside sentiment! 

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Sail in the direction of your dreams!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick card featuring the Come Sail Away Suite! I just love the sentiments from the Come Sail Away stamp set and the sentiment I chose for today’s card is really a versatile and could be used for several occasions. I thought it would also be fun to incorporate the net die from Under the Sea to give the card front just a little added texture!

The base layer is this design from the Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

Additionally, for the card front you will need:

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

2. Use the net die from Under the Sea on Sahara Sand cardstock.
3. Stamp the compass in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch.

4. Use the sentiment die from Smooth Sailing to cut out a piece in Night of Navy cardstock.

5. Use Silver Foil to cut out the two compass direction arrows.

6. One silver brad in the smallest size.

Layer the two compass arrows together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then use the pierce end of the Take You Pick tool to poke a hole in the middle (for your brad) on your pierce mat:

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place glue on certain spots along the back of the net to adhere to the base layer:

I then used my Multipurpose Glue to adhere the compass and lighthouse on top of the net. The sentiment is adhered to the layering piece and then adhered with dimensionals:

The base layer is then adhered to a Seaside Spray cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. At this point I felt that something should be added, so I used the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s twine for the bow. I used 18” of twine, folded into three 6” pieces, tied into a bow, trimmed the ends, and adhered with Multipurpose Glue:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I adhered a ¾” x 4” of coordinating cardstock along the bottom:

Since this is what I consider a versatile card, I opted not to include an inside sentiment at this time, but save for I choose to use it for. This really is a simple card to make, but I feel that the compass arrows in silver foil, the silver brad, and bow give it just a little extra touch!

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Give your embossed cardstock some heat and shine!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which not only features the Country Home stamp set, but one of the new embossing folders from the Holiday Catalog, Stylish Scroll! I just love this embossing folder and I will be using it for my Halloween cards, but I thought today I would not only combine it with a stamp set you may already have and give the embossed cardstock a different look with heat embossing!

The base layer is Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stylish Scroll EF. I just “dragged” my Versamark pad across the embossed cardstock, sprinkled Silver Emboss Powder, and set with my heat tool:

You will also need this design from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP in Purple Posy cut at 2” x 5 ¼” (this was left over from another card I made, ready to use!), the sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite ink on a ½” scrap of Whisper White (you know those leftover strips when you cut your WWCS down to 4” x 5 ¼”), used the Banner Triple Punch on the end, stamp the jug in Memento ink, color along the edge and bottom with Light Smoky Slate, the next layer in with Dark Gray Granite, and the middle the Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends, I used Light Purple Posy just a little in the middle, and then blended with the Color Lifter, the top piece is stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Dark Gray Granite, Light Granny Apple, Dark Highland Heather and Dark Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, fussy cutting both pieces:

The DSP is adhered to the embossed base layer, the top flower piece is adhered to the jug, the sentiment is adhered behind the jug, and this completed piece is adhered to the DSP with dimensionals:

This completed layer is adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the flowers from the card front are stamped twice along the bottom in Memento ink and colored in with the same Stampin’ Blends:

Super cute card!! You can easily make this more of a “fall theme” by just changing the colors. What do you think of the new embossing folder?? This really is versatile, I see it being used for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! And them some!! Don’t forget the new Holiday Catalog goes live on September 4, 2019!!

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