Friends

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Animal Expedition Suite! Most of us avid card creator’s make cards for birthdays, holidays, and certain occasions, but what about sending a card to let someone know you are thinking about them? It’s amazing what a simple gesture, like sending a card, can make all the difference for someone’s day!

The card base is Basic Gray cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut again at 2”, using the other side of the DSP measuring 2” x 4”:

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I used the rhino stamp from the Animal Outing stamp set in Memento Ink, coloring in with Light and Dark Smokey Slate, Light Old Olive, Light Petal Pink (horn), Light Calypso Coral, Light Poppy Parade, and Dark Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends, and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Animal Friend Thinlits Dies. The leaves are from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies in Call Me Clover cardstock and a 4 ½” piece of Call Me Clover 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon:

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Adhere the DSP to the card base as shown and then adhere the piece of Call Me Clover Ribbon across the seam, trimming off the excess so it is the same length as the DSP:

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Adhere two groups of 3 leaves together, then adhere those and the single leaf to the back of the rhino. This rhino piece is then adhered with dimensionals to the DSP:

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The front sentiment is from the Waterfront stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Basic Gray ink. This is then cut out with the smallest square Stitched Shapes Framelits and it is layered on top of Pool Party cardstock, cut out with the 3rdsmallest scallop square from the Layering Squares Framelits and adhered with a dimensional:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock from the Waterfront stamp set, in Basic Gray ink. The leaf with the frog stamp from Animal Outing stamp set is stamped in Memento Ink (the leaves only) and then colored in with the Color Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker:

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How fun is this card?? This is a super cute card that would brighten your friend’s day!

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A sunflower for you

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was inspired by combining a couple of classes offered at local paint bars, wood sign and mason jar painting! I set out to try and create a sunflower using framelit dies and the leaves from Nature’s Root Framelits Dies worked perfectly! Add some embossing, some sponging, Wink of Stella, and TA-DA!!

To create the sunflower center, use the 2” Circle Punch on a scrap piece of Early Espresso cardstock and then emboss using the Softly Falling TIEF:

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To create the sunflower leaves, first cut out the leaves using the leaf framelits from the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, the small leaf on Daffodil Delight cardstock and the large leaf on Crushed Curry cardstock. Next, use the coordinating embossing die with the Big Shot Embossing Mats, use some washi tape to keep the paper and die in place. I originally cut and embossed 9 pieces of each color, but only used 8:

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I adhered the small leaf on top of the large leaf with glue dots and curled the tip of the leaf:

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To create the sunflower, I first adhered two of the leaves together at the ends with glue dots and then repeated again going across. The remaining leaves are adhered on top, in between the bottom leaves, with glue dots. Then use Mini Dimensionals on the leaves and place the Early Espresso piece on top:

To create the wood panel, first cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF that is first inked with the Gray Granite stamp pad:

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I added some Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso ink with Stampin’ Sponges:

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The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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To create the sunflower stem, I used some Mossy Meadow cardstock and the branch framelit from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies:

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Adhere the embossed base layer to the card base and then adhere the sunflower on top, I used liquid glue. I then used the Wink of Stella pen to give the sunflower middle some sparkle:

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To finish the card front, I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon and adhered with glue dots. The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the smallest scalloped square from the Layering Square Framelits, and adhered with a dimensional:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, and heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder. I created the sunflower in the corner by using the larger leaf stamp from Rooted in Nature in Crushed Curry ink, colored in the leaves with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends pen, and used a Sponge Dauber with Early Espresso ink for the middle:

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What do you think?? I love how this turned out and I will be sending this to my mother, who loves sunflowers, and has been under the weather lately! Below is my finished card, I still have some Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes (from the 2018 Occasions Catalog) and used those to create a dewy look. You can also create this using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

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Be strong

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, located on pages 142-144 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. This is a great card that is quick and simple to make AND uses that leftover Designer Series Paper! I have some 3” x 3” squares left over from the card swap I participated in, so this is what I started with to create this card. If you have multiple cards that you need to make, cutting your Designer Series Paper into smaller pieces will also make it go farther!

The card base is Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The card front is embossed using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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From the Nature’s Twine, I used a piece of Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss twine, which I tied in a knot and frayed the ends:

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I had this piece of designer series paper from Nature’s Poem DSP, 3” x 3”. Stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I used Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers to color the tree image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and cut out with the coordinating framelit from the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies:

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The tree is adhered to the DSP and then adhered to the card base with dimensionals. I placed some of the dimensionals around the twine to keep that in place:

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The sentiment from this stamp set is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and then cut out:

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The sentiments are adhered on the card front with Mini Dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink and the leaves are stamped in Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede inks, stamping off on a scrap piece of paper first:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? Not sure if there is enough twine to make 11 cards, but maybe I should’ve made this for my card swap! lol

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Thinking of you

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, located on pages 142-144 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Notice anything different? The corners are rounded! Stampin’ Up! introduced the Detailed Trio Punch (page 211) and which includes a corner rounder! If you don’t have the Envelope Punch Board (or even if you do), this product is a must for adding details!

The card base is Soft Suede cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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I used these designs from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 and 2” x 5 ¼”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the trunk image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Soft Suede ink, stamping off first. Then using the sentiment from this stamp set, heat emboss in White Embossing Powder. The image on the right is embossed first and stamped second. I like the result on the left!

I fussy cut this from the Whisper White cardstock and roughed up the edges with the edge of my scissors:

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I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the edges of the card base and the base layer DSP and then adhered the layers to the card base:

I cut a piece of the Burlap Ribbon, adhered that across, and then cut a piece of Nature’s Twine in Grapefruit Grove, working the strands apart on the ends:

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You can use dimensionals to keep the twine in place:

The sentiment is placed on top of the dimensionals, I used one of the leaves from the Leaves Trinkets, tying a doubled piece of Linen Thread in a knot, and used a glue dot to adhere:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Cajun Craze ink, and the leaves from the stamp set are stamped in Tranquil Tide and Cajun Craze inks:

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This a great quick and easy card, with just a few added details, that would be great to send to someone! Do you have anyone in mind you’d make and send this to?

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Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, located on pages 142-144 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Have you checked this mega suite out?? Not only does it have coordinating framelit dies, but 3 of these dies can emboss with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats (page 221)!! I don’t know about you, but I was so very excited to see these embossing mats!!

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The tree from the Rooted in Nature stamp set is heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder and cut out using the 2ndlargest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I used Crumb Cake cardstock to cut out the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and to emboss and cut out the leaf from the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies. Then I used Tranquil Tide cardstock to cut out the 3rdlargest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and to emboss and cut the leaf from the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies. The large leaf from these dies is embossed and cut out using Silver Foil Sheets:

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The ovals are adhered and layered together and the leaves are adhered to the back:

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Use Mint Macaron twine from the Nature’s Twine, wrapping around the DSP twice, and tying in a bow:

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Adhere the base layer to the card base and then the ovals on top using dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Tranquil Tide and the leaves from this stamp set are in Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide, and Mint Macaron inks:

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This card is a great example of what you can create with this suite, is it on your shopping list??

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So much to love

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite, which is located on pages 128-130 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. The new catalog includes the Color Revamp, that introduces brand new and returning colors, so today I am creating with Shaded Spruce, which is a beautiful color of green! I just love how the cardstock makes this Designer Series Paper pop!

The card base is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The sentiment is from the Abstract Impression stamp set, stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Shaded Spruce ink, and cut out using the 2ndlargest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The flower thinlit is from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, that I cut 1” squares in Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, and Calypso Coral cardstock and placed a strip of Adhesive Sheet across the back before cutting:

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The ribbon is from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, which coordinates with this suite, in Shaded Spruce and Petal Pink. These are adhered to the back of the oval sentiment, the ends are trimmed, and I placed the cut out flowers at the top and bottom:

The base layer is adhered to the card base and the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals:

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For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and I cut the left over piece of 2” x 5 ¼” in half for a 1” piece. This is then adhered to the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock and the flowers from the Abstract Impressions stamp set are stamped in So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Powder Pink, and Melon Mambo inks:

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Whether it’s for a birthday, thank you, or congratulations, this is a great card to send and let the recipient know that you are thinking of them! If you have been keeping up with this week’s cards, the picture below shows the leftover DSP that you can easily use to create one or two more cards!!

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Card Swap Week part 3

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite! I was very fortunate enough to snag this stamp set when I was in Hartford for OnStage, so when I was able to place my pre-order, I absolutely ordered the DSP, Twine, and Leaves Trinkets!! The Designer Series Paper is absolutely stunning and I love the colors! While I am so very sad to see Vintage Leaves and the coordinating Leaflets Framelits retire, this is a welcomed replacement. Before I begin, I must confess that I completely forgot to take pictures as I was creating this card, however, it is so very simple that I will easily be able to explain it and I have ONE picture that I did take for stamping on Vellum cardstock that kind of has a close-up picture of the card front. What I will do, is recreate this card at a later date using different colors. 😉

  1. The card base is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”.
  2. The base layer is Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, and is embossed with the Pinewood Planks TIEF that is inked up with Gray Granite ink prior to embossing (to do this, simply drag your stamp pad across the embossing folder).
  3. From the Nature’s Poem DSP, use this design cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½.
  4. The tree trunk stamp from the Rooted in Nature stamp set is stamped in Sahara Sand ink with Early Espresso ink sponged around the edge with a Sponge Dauber and stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock. This is fussy cut out and sponged with Early Espresso ink around the edge of the cardstock.
  5. The sentiment is stamped on the trunk in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.
  6. On Vellum cardstock, use the larger of the two leaf stamps and stamp once in Blackberry Bliss ink and once in Tranquil Tide ink. Use the smaller leaf stamp in Grapefruit Grove ink. These are all cut out with the coordinating framelit and adhered to the back of the tree trunk.
  7. The base layer is adhered to the card base at a slight right angle and the DSP layer is adhered at a slightly left angle. The tree trunk image is adhered on top with dimensionals.
  8. Using the Grapefruit Grove Twine from the Nature’s Twine bundle, tie in a small bow and adhere with a glue dot.

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There you go! How easy is this card?? It’s not even Summer yet and I’m wishing for it to be time to make my Thanksgiving cards for friends and family!! Be sure to check back tomorrow as I share some of the card swaps I received back!!

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