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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Sending a smile your way!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and cheerful card that’s sure to put a smile on someone’s face! The sentiment on the card front tells them to, right?? Lol When I first started out creating this card, I was bound and determined to find a stamp set that I could use with the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper. So, I decided to keep it kind of simple, but with the light and flowery theme of the design that I chose. I really liked how pairing it with the Daisy Lane stamp set and Medium Daisy Punch turned out, keeping with the color combination of the DSP.

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the second smallest Layering Circle Die. You will also need to use the third smallest Layering Circle Die to cut out Mint Macaron cardstock and the second smallest circle Stitched Shape Die out of Early Espresso cardstock. These will be layered under the sentiment.

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

3. Two of the Perennial Essence Floral Centers.

4. On So Saffron cardstock, use the smaller daisy stamp with Crushed Curry ink to stamp six images and punch out with the coordinating Medium Daisy Punch. 

You will be layering three of the daisies punched pieces together for one daisy. I kept the bottom piece flat, the second piece slightly curled the ends with my bone folder, and the top layer curled a bit more with my bone folder. These are adhered/layered using liquid glue:

To assemble the front, tie the ribbon into a bow around the middle of the DSP, adhere the layered sentiment with mini dimensionals over the ribbon, and adhered the daisies with mini dimensionals off to the side of the sentiment:

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 Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, the daisies in Crushed Curry ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Not only do I love the colors of this card, but how the daisies stand out with “curling” the petal ends! Just remember that if you are mailing this card, include a protective piece of printer paper or cardstock (4 ¼” x 5 ½”) over the top when you place the card in the envelope. I always do this when I have embellishments, it will give an extra layer so those parts that are poking up don’t get caught and/or the envelope torn from the mail machines. We want our cards arriving in one piece!!

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Pop of Poppy Parade with Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which, unlike the title, is a quick and easy card from the Peaceful Poppies Suite! Seriously, try saying the title three times fast! Lol I really hope that both of these stamp sets and coordinating dies carry over into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I just love how they all coordinate so beautifully together! But for today’s card, I thought I would show you a quick and easy card to make with these two bundles and that wonderful (but forgotten about) Shimmery White Cardstock! 

The base layer is Shimmery White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first started by stamping the large poppy stamp in Memento ink (start in the middle and work your way out and around), stamped the single leaf stamp in Memento ink in areas that I felt needed a little fill in, and then used the large splatter stamp in Poppy Parade ink on the poppies:

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

1. Use the swirly/circle die to cut out of Basic Black cardstock.

2. Peaceful Poppies Sequins, I used only the Black and dark Poppy Parade ones.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink on Shimmery White cardstock and punch out with the 2” Circle Punch.

4. Use the flower bud die to cut out two pieces from Poppy Parade cardstock and the two small leaf dies to cut out of Basic Black cardstock.

I adhered the punched circle sentiment piece to the die cut swirly/circle die cut piece, adhered the flower bud to the leaves, and then adhered those on the sentiment piece. I tried to make it look like the flower buds were a part of the swirly/circle die cut piece:

This sentiment piece is adhered to the stamped base layer with dimensionals and then I used my Take Your Pick tool to pick up a sequin, place it on a glue dot, and then place the sequin on the cardstock. If you have a little bit of the glue dot sticking out, use the piercing end to kind of roll, or fold, the glue dot under the sequin:

This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black 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 flower in Memento ink and stamp the sentiment and small splatter stamp in Poppy Parade ink:

Super quick and easy to make! You can easily make several of these cards, just change the color from Poppy Parade and use the clear, black, and/or gold sequins. You could even use the Iridescent Sequins or Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins to coordinate your pop of color! 

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Hand-Lettered baby card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute baby card made with combining the Praiseworthy Prose Bundle and Animal Outing! It’s been a while since I made any baby or shower cards, so I thought this would be the perfect time to make not one, but two versions of the same card! The card that I am featuring is more of a boy theme, but I will also show you at the end of the post a girl themed card! 

For this card, the base layer is this design from the Country Club Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the second largest Stitched Nested Die to cut out a piece of Garden Green cardstock and the third largest to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

2. Cut a 5 ¼” piece of 5/8” Burlap Ribbon.

3. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out “little one” from Night of Navy cardstock.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.

5. Stamp the kangaroo in Early Espresso ink, color in the noses with Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blends, the koala with Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, the ground under the kangaroo with Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends, the kangaroo with the Bronze and Ivory Stampin’ Blends, and cut out with the coordinating die.

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap ribbon to the DSP base layer and the layered Garden Green and Whisper White cardstock to the burlap ribbon. I used liquid glue to adhere the letters to the Whisper White cardstock:

The punched out sentiment is adhered with mini dimensionals and I used liquid glue on the kangaroo’s tail and a mini dimensional at the head and foot (the part that is overhanging off the layered cardstock) to adhere to the DSP and cardstock:

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

For the inside, the sentiment from Praiseworthy Prose is stamped in Night of Navy ink and a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP is adhered along the side:

Here is the girl themed card that I made, the only difference is that I used Perennial Essence DSP, Very Vanilla and Blackberry Bliss cardstocks, and Blackberry Bliss ink:

Aren’t these super cute baby cards?? I know that this is not something I would typically have an abundance of on hand, but it’s nice to change up the cards that you make every now and again, and you have at least one of each on hand! The Hand-Lettered Prose Dies really make personalizing your cards to easy and fun!

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The Power of Encouragement

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Power of Hope Bundle! This stamp set and 3D embossing folder is featured in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog, which you can earn with a qualifying $100 (USD) product purchase until March 31st or while supplies last! The inspiration for today’s card is one of the sentiments, “today is a day for new beginnings”, and really, everyday can be a new beginning with this versatile sentiment. So, why not do some sponge coloring to create a morning sunrise behind the temple? 

The base layer for this card, is the Blueberry Bushel Foil (from the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets), cut at 4” X 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Two strips of the Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon, one piece cut at 4 ½” and the other at 5 ¾”. Make sure when you trim the ends that they are the same angle. 

2. Use the largest oval from the Layering Oval Dies to cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I used a couple sticky notes to mask what would be the ground and sponge colored first in Daffodil Delight ink.

3. Use the 1 ½” Circle Punch to create a second mask to create the “sun” and then first sponge color in Mango Melody ink and then sponge color in Poppy Parade ink, creating your sunrise.

4. I used a little bit of Blueberry Bushel ink around the top, then flipped the sticky note mask so the sunrise was covered, and sponge colored the ground with Blueberry Bushel ink.

5. To stamp the temple, I used my Stamparatus so that I could ink the stamp three times to get a dark and crisp stamp image.

I used Tear & Tape to adhere the ribbon to embossed foil base layer:

The oval scene is adhered with dimensionals and the completed piece is adhered to a Seaside Spray 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 Blueberry Bushel ink, stamp the maple tree in Early Espresso ink, and color in the tree and grass with Dark Poppy Parade and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends:

Isn’t this a cool way to tie the inside sentiment to the card front? I absolutely love using this embossing folder with foil paper! A fun effect with stamping the temple three times, is that it gives it kind of an embossed feeling when you run your finger over the stamped image!

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Birthday Bonanza DSP-not just for birthdays!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun congratulations card featuring the Sending You Thoughts stamp set and Birthday Bonanza DSP! The Sending You Thoughts stamp set is from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog that you can earn for FREE with a $50 product purchase! I will admit that at first glance this stamp set did not make my list for SAB products, but after I went back and really looked at the catalog, this stamp set was a must for me! It comes with 9 different sentiments and you can mix and match some of them, depending on the card you are creating. So, I thought pairing this with one of the designs from the Birthday Bonanza DSP to make a fun card!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the 1” Circle Punch to punch out one each of Mango Melody, Terracotta Tile, and Bermuda Bay cardstock to create a “balloon”.

2. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out one each of Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, and Coastal Cabana cardstock to create a “balloon”.

3. Cut six 3” pieces of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

4. Make three bows using the Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

5. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Bermuda Bay ink, cut out with the third smallest Layering Oval Die and use the second largest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut out of Coastal Cabana cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

To assemble the card front, use liquid glue to adhere the baker’s twine to the back of the balloons, a bow to the Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Terracotta Tile balloons and set aside a moment to dry. After drying, position the balloons as shown on the DSP base layer, two scallops with one regular circle and two regular circles with one scallop, adhere the two balloons that are behind with adhesive and the front balloon with a dimensional:

Adhere the layered sentiment to the DSP base layer with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Coastal Cabana 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 Bermuda Bay ink and adhere a strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you just love this card?? You may not need a congratulations card too often, but this is a great way to use up your DSP to have a card readily available! You could also keep the layout and just change the sentiment for a birthday card or even a thank you card! 

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