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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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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Bright and cheerful Get Well card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and cheerful “get well” card featuring the Dandelion Wishes and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp sets and the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper! No matter the reason, sending well wishes to a friend or loved one to let them know you are thinking of them will surely brighten their day! Combing the Dandelion Wishes and Itty Bitty Greeting stamp sets is the perfect combination for today’s card!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Very Vanilla Scalloped Laced Trim to tie around the DSP base layer into a bow.

2. Using the fourth smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die, cut out a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the dandelion stamp in Versamark ink and heat set with Clear Emboss Powder, sponge So Saffron ink over the embossed image, and stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Memento ink.

3. Using the fifth smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die, cut out a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock, this will be layered under the Very Vanilla cardstock piece.

4. One 5mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel, not pictured.

To assemble the card front, adhere the layered Stitched Recetangle cardstock to the DSP base layer, place the 5mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of the dandelion, and tie the ribbon around the DSP base layer into a bow:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crushed Curry 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 and the fluff in So Saffron ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you love this cheerful card? So easy to make, especially if you don’t have any cards on hand! Only the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP is on the retirement list, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

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A little coloring therapy with Breathtaking Bouquet

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun way to practice your Stampin’ Blends skills with the Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp set! Whether you have a few or have all of the Stampin’ Blends Marker’s, learning how to fine-tune your skills can be overwhelming, so having a stamp set that you can experiment with can be a great motivator! For the most part, when I use Stampin’ Blends it’s for coloring little things, so it was time to bring this beautiful background stamp back out and get a little “coloring therapy” going!

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the stamp is heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder:

I first started by coloring the leaves in Dark Granny Apple Green and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I tried to keep it so that one shape of leaves was one color and the other shape was the other color, you may also discover with your coloring that you missed a leaf or two, so keep those blends handy:

I colored the three different flowers with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light and Dark Rococo Rose, and Light and Dark Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends. With the Flirty Flamingo, I used the dark around the center of the flower and any petal shading and the other two I used the dark around the petal edges and blending in with the light blend:

I really didn’t like the “white space” (what isn’t leaves and flowers), so I used my Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to fill it all in. I felt it was light enough not to take away from the actual coloring of the leaves and flowers:

You will also need a 4 ½” piece of Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon and the sentiment from Peaceful Moments is stamped in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock and custom cut out with the second smallest rectangle Stitched Rectangle Dies. *custom cut means that the sentiment is too long, so I first cut out one end, lined up, and cut out the other end:

I adhered the ribbon along the bottom of the cardstock, with the ends adhered to the backside, and the sentiment is adhered on top with dimensionals:

This completed piece is adhered to a 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, Gray Granite cardstock card base:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, first ink the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Gray Granite ink and then I used my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Marker to color the word “heart” and then stamped on the WW cardstock:

Isn’t this a fun background stamp to get your color therapy with?? It’s so easy to pick any Stampin’ Blends to color with, there really is no “right or wrong way”!! You can easily color in several pieces and then use them at a later date for whatever sentiment you need!!

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Honey Bee Tri-Fold Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun Tri-Fold card featuring the Honey Bee Bundle! I recently shared a tri-fold shaker card, so I thought it would be fund to create another card that was inspired by the Gold Honey Specialty DSP from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! Whether you missed out on this DSP or maybe you’ve used it all up, today’s card shows you how you can create your own DSP just with the stamps! If you still have this wonderful DSP, I have an added bonus card at the end showing you how I used the DSP to create the same card!

For your card base, you will need one sheet of Basic Black cardstock, cut in half at 5 ½”. This will give you two bases cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and you will want one side to open to the right and the other side to open to the left. For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the large bee die to cut out two bees from a Black Foil sheet.

2. Heat emboss the sentiment in Black Emboss Powder on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch on Basic Black cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

3. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the All Wired Up background stamp in Versamark ink, and heat emboss Black Emboss Powder (I used my Stamparatus for this). I first sponged So Saffron ink all over the cardstock and then sponged Crushed Curry ink around the edges, just to give the cardstock some depth.

For the inside fold, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second smallest Layering Oval Die. Use the second smallest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut a layering piece from Basic Black cardstock, this will be adhered under the sentiment.

2. Stamp the bee hive on Whisper White cardstock in Crushed Curry ink. I used the coordinating die to cut out, but then I used snips to cut along the bee hive to remove any of that little bit of WW cardstock along the outside. The reason for this, is that so this piece is smaller than what the cut out die would be. 

3. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first started with the large bee stamp in Memento ink, stamping three in the middle and two along the sides, and then used the small bee stamp in Memento ink filling in around the cardstock. The body of the bees are colored in with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

For the front flap:

1. Use the bee hive die to cut out of the base layer.

2. Using one of the 5 ½” x 8 ½” card bases, you will adhere the cardstock and then tape the die to keep it in place. You will also want to make sure the card front opens to your left.

3. Adhere the detailed foil bees with liquid glue to the card front.

4. Adhere the layered sentiment with a dimensional.

For the second flap:

1. First adhere the back of the left opening card to the front of the right opening inside flap with liquid glue. Think of it this way, insert the left opening card back into the right opening card, the card will first open to the left, then to the right, and the middle will be your inside sentiment.

2. Adhere the stamped and colored bee base layer to the right opening flap.

3. Close the card completely (I used a block to keep the front (left) flap in place) and used dimensionals to adhere the bee hive to the inside (right) flap. This is why you want to trim down the bee hive, so there is enough room around it for the flap to open and close smoothly.

4. The layered sentiment is adhered to the cardstock.

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and flowers in Memento ink (you can also use your Stamparatus for this to make sure they are stamped evenly) and color the flowers in with the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends:

Here is the card I made with the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, only heat embossing the bee hive in gold:

Isn’t this a super cute and fun card?? Of course creating your own DSP base layers takes a little but longer, but this is a great way to show this fun bundle and make a fun fold card! 

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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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