Designer Series Paper Spotlight: In Good Taste part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a “not quite a retirement” retirement card featuring the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing Dies, and In Good Taste DSP! We have a dear family friend who recently retired after 25 years of military service and they are not “officially” retiring, but what I like to refer to as “the next chapter” in life! This is the perfect card to honor and celebrate his service, but to also customize it as he and his wife love spending time outdoors and near the water!

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 and small sailboats in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Heat emboss the sentiment in White Embossing Powder on a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. Cut a 9” piece of Misty Moonlight/silver Baker’s Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

4. Use the fourth largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock. For the “water”, I dragged my Clear Block H across my Seaside Spray ink pad, tapped the block on the ink pad a couple of times, used my Aquapainter to “smear” the ink, and then pressed the ink side of the block onto the stitched Whisper White cardstock. I used the ink leftover on the Aquapainter to color in some more of the ink and then stamped the birds in Night of Navy ink.

5. Cut a piece of Silver Foil Sheet at 2 5/7” x 4 ¼” to layer under the Whisper White scenery piece.

Adhere the Silver Foil and Whisper White layers together and then adhere this to the base layer DSP, more towards the upper left corner:

I adhered the sailboats to the “water” and placed some adhesive in the corner for the baker’s twine and then just “circled around”, making sure both ends are on the adhesive:

The sentiment is adhered over the baker’s twine with mini dimensionals and this completed piece is adhered to a Seaside Spray 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 stamp the lighthouse and sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays in Night of Navy ink:

Isn’t this a great pairing of the Sailing Home stamp set with the In Good Taste DSP? Since the Come Sail Away DSP retired with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, I was so excited to find another DSP that I could use with this stamp and die set! For me, that means that I’m more inclined to use this stamp and die set and not just look at it as it collects dust on my shelf! Another DSP that I thought would also pair nicely, is the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper!

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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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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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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”!

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A Special Celebration with Perennial Essence card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful card featuring the retiring Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper and Special Celebrations stamp set! The Special Celebrations stamp set is really great “all occasions” stamp set, which will be missed! So, I thought I would show you a quick and easy card to make with this stamp set when combined it with the beautiful Perennial Essence DSP!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. About a 14” piece of Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon.

2. Use the Leaf Punch to punch out four pieces from Vellum cardstock.

3. Stamp the sentiment from Special Celebrations in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the fifth smallest Layering Square Dies. Use the fourth largest scalloped Layering Square Dies to cut a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

4. You will also need four of the 4mm Melon Mambo rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones (not pictured).

To assemble the sentiment piece, adhere the two layered squares together, place a small amount of snail in the opposite corners to adhere two of the vellum leaves, and place one 4mm Melon Mambo rhinestone in each corner:

To adhere the organdy ribbon, I placed some snail across the middle of the DSP and “snaked” the ribbon as shown:

The sentiment piece is adhered with dimensionals, which I put in the corner with the vellum leaves to keep them in place:

This completed piece is adhered to a Blackberry Bliss 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 Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Quick and easy card made with beautiful DSP! The stamp set, DSP, leaf punch, and rhinestones are all on the retirement list and don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

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Sepia Tropical theme for Mother’s Day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a different kind of Mother’s Day card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite in sepia tone! Recently, I’ve seen a few sepia tone cards, which I thought were stunning, and wanted to give it a try making a card from the Tropical Oasis Suite. After I finally finished designing this card, I took it up just a bit by adding some “worn” touches to the paper with my snips and bone folder and then a touch of glimmer with my Wink of Stella pen. 

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is this design from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. I used my snips to “rough up” each side of the cardstock and DSP and then used my Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends along each edge:

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

1. A 4” piece of the Braided Linen Trim.

2. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the leaf three times in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella pen along the veins of the leaves. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

3. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the flower three times in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella pen around the middle of the flower. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

4. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the palm trees in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella Pen over the leaves and trunk. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

5. Use the letter M from the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out two pieces from the Gold Foil Sheet. You will also need the flower from the Tropical Oasis Trinkets in place of the O in MOM.

6. Use your Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend to color nine of the 3mm (or smallest) Pearl Basic Jewels. Three will be placed in the center of the palm trees (for a total of six) and then one each in the middle of the flowers. I like doing this to the palm trees, makes it seem like there are coconuts in the trees!

I adhered the two base layers together, used glue dots on the trunk of the trees to adhere to the DSP, and then Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap trim across the bottom. I also “roughed up” the edges of the burlap trim with my fingertips:

I alternated adhering the leaves and the flowers to the DSP with glue dots, adhered the end M (closest to the leaf), adhered the other M, and then the trinket in the middle with a glue dot. I didn’t want to flatten out the leaves and flowers, so I used a glue dot in the middle of the backside of the flowers and towards the bottom of the backside of the leaf:

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

For the inside, cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”, a ¾” x 4” piece of coordinating DSP, rough up the edges with your snips like the card front, adhere the layers together, adhere the DSP strip along the bottom and stamp the sentiment form Timeless Tropical in Saddle Brown Stazon ink:

How do you like this sepia toned card? You can easily make this same card for another occasion, just simple switch up the sentiments! Sadly, the only products carrying over into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog are the stamp set, coordinating dies, and the Saddle Brown Stazon ink pad, but the stamp set and die bundle will not. I personally love the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and will miss it! Remember, any products that are on the retirement are only available while supplies last!

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Add a little sparkle to your Mother’s Day card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful Mother’s Day card with some added sparkle! While this card has a poppy theme, you can easily personalize it with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies! Mom? Grandma? Nana? Meme? Mother? I specifically left room so that you can use the dies for whom you are sending this card to! There are times that we want to make “that extra special” card and Mother’s Day is one of those occasions!

The base layer for this card is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The next layer is this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP (this is the front and back) cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. Along the 3 ¾” side, you will want to cut at 2”, giving you one piece at 2” x 5” and the other at 1 ¾” x 5”, the 1 ¾” x 5” is the bottom or the striped design of the DSP:

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

1. A 5” piece of Braided Burlap Trim.

2. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut the name from Silver Glimmer Paper. For this card, I used “mom”.

3. Use Old Olive cardstock to stamp the leaf from Painted Poppies stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink four times and cut out with the coordinating dies.

4. Use the smaller poppy solid die from Poppy Moments Die to cut out two pieces from Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

5. Use the coordinating outline die and the smaller stamen die from the set to cut out two of each from Basic Black cardstock. You can use the base layer cardstock for this (keep it towards the middle of the cardstock) as the DSP will cover this.

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the Basic Black outline and stamen piece to the Blackberry Bliss solid base and since I had some “glue smudges” on the Blackberry Bliss cardstock, I used my Wink of Stella Pen to hide that. I adhered two leaves to the back one poppy as shown:

I adhered the DSP layer to the base layer and adhered the Braided Ribbon Trim with Tear & Tape across the cutline:

I placed dimensionals on each side of the Braided Linen Trim to adhere the poppies to the card front:

I tried something different to adhere the die cut letter, Foam Adhesive Strip! I found this easier than cutting down mini dimensionals, place it on the thicker sides of the letter “m” and the thicker part of the letter “o”:

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

For the inside, I cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5” to adhere on top, a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP along the side, and stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Wishes in Blackberry Bliss ink:

Isn’t this a beautiful card?? You could even use this card layout for other occasions, change the DSP and/or colors, and add a sentiment on the front instead of die cut letters! 

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