Birthday wishes with Floral Essence and Garden Lane DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features new products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! With the launch of the new catalog starting June 4th, it’s time for me to get creative and show them to you! For this card, I am using new designer series paper, ribbon, dies, and two stamp sets. If you haven’t seen the Garden Lane DSP (page 165), definitely give it a look! This DSP may have a lot of greens in it, but it was so easy to color coordinate the flower from Floral Essence with Stampin’ Blends.

For the card front, start with this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, enough Scalloped Lace Trim to tie into a bow around the DSP, and the sentiment is stamped in Garden Green ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the 2ndsmallest Stitched Nested Labels:

For the flower, use your Stamparatus to first stamp the flower from Floral Essence in Smoky Slate ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. To color the flower, first use Light Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends around the edges of the flower petals, color the inner petal with the Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends (avoiding the petal “veins”), I used the Light Mint Macaron again to blend in the line between the two colors on the petals, and then used Light Pineapple Punch to color in the “veins”. I then stamped the flower image again in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, and then fussy cut out. For the leaves, I stamped the image twice on Very Vanilla cardstock in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, colored in with Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut out:

The leaves are adhered to the back of the flower with glue dots and I used one of the largest Clear Faceted Gems for the middle of the flower:

The lace trim is adhered to the cardstock and the sentiment and flower is adhered with dimensionals:

The completed card front is adhered to a Garden Green cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP to the side and stamped the sentiment in Garden Green ink:

Isn’t this a gorgeous card? While this designer series paper coordinates with the Magnolia Lane and Garden Lane Suites, I chose to just order this DSP for now so that I would have some pretty paper to play with and use other products. 

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Magical Mermaid Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Magical Mermaid stamp set and (the retiring) Tranquil Textures Designer Paper! I will so miss this designer series paper, but then again, I always feel this way as the current catalog comes to an end and designer series papers retire! I am also very excited about all the new designer series paper from the upcoming Annual Catalog and cannot wait to get started creating with them to share with you all! Are you on the same merry-go-round ride with me?? Good! Lol

I first started with the mermaid stamp with VersaMark ink, heat embossed with silver emboss powder, colored the hair and body with the Bronze and Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, and used a sponge dauber each to color the tail in Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, and Tranquil Tide inks. I used my snips to fussy cut the mermaid and since the hair is a little tricky, I used the Bronze Stampin’ Blends to touch up any spots. **TIP-since the blends will smear the embossed image, I used light brush strokes to color the hair:

I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. First stamp the sand stamp in Sahara Sand ink along the bottom, stamp the sea weed stamp first in Soft Sea Foam ink and then use a sponge to apply the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint directly to the stamp and then stamp the image onto the DSP:

I also used the same technique for the spotted stamp to make it look like shimmery bubble in the water. After this dried (short wait), I used the Seaside TIEF on the stamped DSP:

Additionally, for the card front I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink, used my fingers to tear the paper around the sentiment, and then used the Mint Macaron Sponge Dauber around the edge. I wanted to give this a “framed” look, so I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5 1/8” and used the 2ndlargest Rectangle Stitched Framelit to cut out the middle: 

To assemble, I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen along the edges of the Night of Navy frame to adhere to the embossed DSP (I also place a couple of clear blocks on top to let the glue adhere for a minute) and then used dimensionals for the mermaid and the sentiment:

This is then adhered to a Mint Macaron cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside sentiment, on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, stamp the sand along the bottom in Sahara Sand ink, and then stamp the sea weed stamp in Soft Sea Foam and Mint Macaron inks:

Easy to make for a stunning birthday card! I just love the added touch of shimmer with the shimmer paint! Never thought about applying the shimmer paint directly to the stamp? I would recommend first cleaning the stamp with a baby wipe or rinsing under the sink before cleaning with your Stampin’ Scrub. All products used today are carrying over, EXCEPT the DSP and the Tranquil Tide ink.

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Abstract Impressions Easel Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy easel card featuring the Abstract Impressions Suite! Making an easel card is a fun way to change things up from your typical card and who doesn’t love to make a fun fold card? I also thought I would change up the vellum cardstock by coloring it with a sponge brayer before I used the butterfly die!

To create the card base, I used Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” and at 2 ¾”. I also cut another piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, which will be your card front layer:

I used this design from the Garden Impression DSP, first cutting 1 ½” off one side (which I cut in half at ¾”) and then turned the DSP to the 6” side and cut that in half at 3”. This will give you two pieces measuring 3” x 4 ½” and two pieces measuring ¾” x 6”:

I cut a piece of Powder Pink cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed it with the Garden Trellis TIEF. I cut a piece of Vellum cardstock at 3 ½” x 4”, colored it with Powder Pink ink and a Sponge Brayer:

For the rest of the card front, you will need one piece of the DSP, a piece of Shaded Spruce ribbon (from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack) long enough to go across the DSP (about 4”), stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock, punching this out with the Everyday Label Punch and punch a piece out of the Silver Foil sheet (cut this in half to layer underneath the sentiment), and then use the butterfly die on the colored Vellum cardstock:

I first adhered the ribbon across the DSP, layered the Silver Foil sheet underneath the stamped sentiment, and this is adhered with dimensionals:

I used three of the 4mm Pearl Basic Jewels on the body of the butterfly and then placed Glue Dots underneath the pearls to adhere the butterfly to the DSP:

This is then adhered to the embossed cardstock and then this is adhered to the base layer:

To adhere the completed card front piece to the card front, burnish the card front at the score lines and then place adhesive on the bottom scored half. Here is a side view of the card:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and then adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off any excess. The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the smallest Layering Ovals Framelit, and then layered on a piece of Silver Foil sheet, which is cut out with the smallest scalloped Layering Ovals Framelit. The sentiment pieces is adhered just above the DSP with dimensionals, which will keep the card front in place, creating the easel:

Wasn’t this a fun card to make? You could actually make two cards at the same time since the DSP is cut for two cards. If you like the DSP, ribbon, embossing folder, or the Powder Pink ink and cardstock, you will want to order this now since they are all on the retirement list and are only available while supplies last thru June 3rd. The Abstract Impression stamp set and Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies are going to carry over to the new annual catalog, but the discounted bundle price will not and will have to be purchased separately.

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Paper Pumpkin April 2019, Sentimental Rose p2

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which are two more alternative creations from the Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin kit! Since this kit has several sentiments you can use, I thought today I would show you a couple quick and easy birthday cards by utilizing the supplies in the kit to create a full-size card with just a few extra products.

For the card on the left, I cut the So Saffron note card base in half at the score line and you will also need one of the coordinating labels, one of the corrugated labels, and enough baker’s twine to fold in half and tie into a bow:

I first started by stamping the rose in Merry Merlot ink, covered the stamped image with a mask that I created, and then stamped the rose two more times: 

The sentiment is stamped on the label in Merry Merlot ink, adhered to the corrugated label, and this piece is adhered with dimensionals. The bow is adhered with a glue dot, I added rhinestones to the rose centers, and then this piece is adhered to a Merry Merlot cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I used the other half of the note card base, stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and then stamped the leaves in So Saffron and Mossy Meadow inks:

For the card on the right, I cut this note card base in half at the score line, one of the layering card fronts, the die cut flower and leaves, a corrugated label, and this die cut label:

Since this layering piece is going to be adhered horizontally and is too long, I trimmed ¾” off one end so that it measures 4 ¼”:

To assemble the front, adhere the layering piece across the middle of the base layer, adhere the leaves to the back of the rose and then adhere this with dimensionals, stamp the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink on the label, adhere this to the corrugated label, and then adhere that to horizontal piece. I also added one of the Flirty Flamingo enamel dots to the center of the rose:

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

For the inside, I used the other have of the note card base, stamped the sentiment and rose in Flirty Flamingo ink and stamped the leaves in Mint Macaron ink:

Quick and easy, right?? I really do love how this kit has versatile sentiments and it’s so easy to use everything to make lovely alternatives!

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Create a daisy birthday card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun daisy birthday card using the new Daisy Lane stamp set! Since the birth flower for the month of April, I thought this card would be perfect not only for a birthday card, but to also give you a little sneak peek at the new Daisy Lane stamp set! If you are familiar with the Daisy Delight stamp set, the Daisy Lane set is completely different. Not only is the stamp set a cling stamp set (Daisy Delight is a photopolymer), but the whole style is different. However, it does coordinate with the Daisy Punch, but it also coordinates with a new Medium Daisy Punch! I did receive the Daisy Lane stamp set at OnStage, but unfortunately, we are not able to order the Medium Daisy Punch right now, so fingers crossed it will be orderable next month when demonstrators can preorder select products from the Annual Catalog before it goes live on June 4th! I’m mixing it up for today’s card, which includes products from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

The base layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Basket Weave TIEF:

The next layer is this design from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP. I first cut 1 ½” off one end and then cut this piece in half so you will have two pieces at ¾” x 6”. For the 4 ½” x 6” piece, cut this piece at 3” along the 6” side, which will give you two pieces at 3” x 4 ½”:

For the rest of the card front, I used the Happy , Birthday thinlit on a piece of Gold Foil Sheet, stamped the stem in Granny Apple Green on Whisper White cardstock and “fussy cut” out, stamped the large daisy on Whisper White cardstock in Versamark, heat embossed in White Emboss Powder, used a sponge dauber to color in with Daffodil Delight ink, and then used the Daisy Punch to punch out the embossed image and punching out two additional pieces in Daffodil Delight and Whisper White cardstock. **I used Sizzix Adhesive sheet on the back of the Gold Foil before cutting:

To layer the daisy pieces together, I used liquid glue to adhere the Whisper White to the Daffodil Delight, and then adhered the embossed daisy to the Whisper White cardstock. Each layer is slightly off, so when all three pieces are adhered, you can see them peeking out. I then used the largest Gold Faceted Gem in the center:

To assemble the card, cut a piece of So Saffron cardstock at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”, adhere the embossed cardstock, and then adhere the DSP:

For the die cut sentiment, I found it easier to adhere this piece first before the daisy pieces, which I used the edge of the embossed cardstock as a guide. I used Sizzix Adhesive Sheet as my adhesive for this, but you can use liquid glue:

I used glue dots to adhere the stem, only on the right side, which will be on the DSP, and also used glue dots to adhere the daisy flower to the DSP. **If you notice the petals are slightly up versus completely flat, I used the large stylus end of my Take Your Pick tool around the center of the daisy towards the petals, with my pierce mat underneath:

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Incredible Like You stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock and then adhered the ¾” x 6” piece of DSP along the bottom, snipping off the excess:

Doesn’t this card just make you think of Spring?? The basket weave, the daisy, or the light and soft colors used, this card is sure to brighten someone’s birthday!

If the Happy Birthday thinlit, Sizzix Adhesive Sheets, or the Garden Impressions DSP is on your list, better order it soon as both of these items are on the retirement list and are only available 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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Having fun with the new Come Sail Away Suite!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features products from the new Come Sail Away Suite from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! As a demonstrator, it is very exciting to attend an OnStage event because not only do you receive your very own copy of an upcoming catalog, get to see upcoming new products first hand, but are also able to purchase select products! So, when I saw the Come Sail Away Suite, this was a MUST on my list! This suite includes the stamp set, dies, designer series paper, baker’s twine, trinkets, memories & more card pack, and 3D embossing folder, which I was able to purchase everything except the embossing folder. If you are looking for a “manlier” themed suite, this is perfect! This stamp set is also one of the new DistINKTive sets, which I just love! The first card I chose to make with this suite is actually a simple birthday card, which is perfect for someone who loves lighthouses.

I first started with a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the lighthouse image in Night of Navy ink. I then cut the lighthouse with the coordinating die, which is part of the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss product line. What’s the difference? The new dies “hug” the edge of the stamped image, making it easier to line up:

For the base layer, I cut this design from the DSP at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut this design at 1 ½” x 5 ¼”:

For the rest of the card front, I cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock using the third largest Stitched Rectangle Framelit, used my aqua painter with some Balmy Blue ink to watercolor the background, the cut-out lighthouse, and I braided the baker’s twine to make it look like a rope, then tying the anchor trinket at the end:

To assemble the card front, adhere the two pieces of DSP together and then adhere to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The lighthouse is adhered with dimensionals on the watercolor washed piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and the anchor is adhered with mini dimensionals. I cut one mini dimensional in half and then cut in half again, which will hide the dimensional behind the anchor. I used dimensionals on the back of the Thick Very Vanilla piece, using one to secure the other end of the baker’s twine around the corner of the cardstock. I then used a glue dot to secure baker’s twine in place. Before I adhered this completed piece to the card front, I thought it needed just a little sentiment, so I used “Happy Day” from Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set:

For the inside, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings and the anchor in Night of Navy ink:

What do you think?? Don’t you just love this suite?? Even though I didn’t use it, the memories & more card pack not only comes with 50 double sided cards in two sizes, laser-cut specialty card, but also sticker sheets! So, even if you are on the fence about the sentiments from the stamp set, you can always change it up using one of the sentiments from the four sheets of the memories & more card pack! 

The program that I use for showing you the products used is not updated with the Come Sail Away Suite, so I took pictures of these amazing products:

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Poppin’ Birthday-Paper Pumpkin Alternative p3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are my last two alternatives for the March 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Poppin’ Birthday! This kit has been so fun and full of alternative possibilities! While I have showed you four alternatives (made two cards of each design), I still have tons of Paper Pumpkin product left to make even more cards. These last two cards will show you one way to use the pop-out insert and to make a #simplestamping birthday card just using the stamps from the kit.

For the card on the right, I first started with a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the base layer for the card front. I first stamped the confetti stamp in Daffodil Delight ink:

I used the party hat stamp in Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, and Flirty Flamingo inks. From the confetti die-cut numbers, I used the 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1, positioning them diagonally, starting with the 5 in one corner and the 1 in the opposite corner, making it like a “countdown” before the card is opened:

For the inside of the card, I used the present pop-out, stamping the sentiments in Poppy Parade ink and adhering two of the die-cut bows:

The card base is Poppy Parade cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. Instead of using the Tear & Tape provided with the kit, I used liquid glue to adhere the pop-out to the inside of the card (this will give you a little wiggle room for adjustments and lining up):

I adhered the base layer to the front of the card and then I also used the E clear block to press the card down to allow the inside glue to set:

Finally for my last card, this idea was inspired by how to use the stamps after you have already used all the contents from the kit to make all those beautiful cards!

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” for the base layer. The streamer is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink, the party hat in Flirty Flamingo ink, and the balloons in Bermuda Bay ink, the string is hand drawn in with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker:

This is adhered with dimensionals to a Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade ink and the streamer is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink:

Quick and easy cards to make for some fun birthday wishes! A quick and easy way to make a bunch of birthday cards to have on hand is to cut up some Whisper White cardstock for the base layer and inside sentiment, stamp them in the colors you have on hand, and then cut up coordinating cardstock for the card base! You can make two cards at once by doing this!!

Here’s a little funny bonus card that I made, this popped into my head right after I opened the box and saw the die cut numbers! lol

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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