Congratulations card with Sailing Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great congratulations card using the new Come Sail Away Suite! Whether it’s a graduation, retirement, or another achievement, this suite is perfect for the occasion! This card is also perfect to give you a sneak peek at the upcoming new InColor, Seaside Spray, by replacing the listed coordinating color Balmy Blue. I mean, Seaside Spray just has to coordinate with the Come Sail Away Suite just because of the name, right?? Lol

For the card front base layer, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

Additionally, you will use the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s twine to create a “rope” (directions below), the ship’s wheel trinket, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the 1 ½” Punch, use the coordinating framelit to cut out of Night of Navy cardstock, stamp the smaller sailboat in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating thinlit, and then to create background for the sailboat I pressed a clear block onto the Seaside Spray ink pad, spritzed the block with water, pressed the block onto Whisper White cardstock, and then cut out with the 4thlargest Rectangle Stitched Framelit. ***TIP-you can use your heat gun to dry out the paper and prevent it from curling up from the water:

To create the “rope”, I cut a 10” piece of the baker’s twine, folded it in half, and then tied it into 3 knots. I used my snips on the end with the loop to even out the twine length on the ends and then used my fingers/nails to “fray” the ends:

To assemble the card front, first adhere the Whisper White rectangle inked cardstock at an angle onto the DSP base layer. Adhere the sentiment onto the Night of Navy cardstock, adhere the ship’s wheel trinket with glue dots, and then adhere this piece and the sailboat with dimensionals. The baker’s twine is adhered with glue dots and then I stamped the birds in Soft Suede ink. This completed piece is adhered to Seaside Spray cardstock, 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”, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, stamp the sailboat in Soft Suede ink, and then I used my Aqua Painter with Seaside Spray ink to color in around the sailboat:

Isn’t this a great congratulations card?? It was so easy to create the background for the sailboat by just using a clear block, a stamp pad, and a spritzer with water! You can use this with any color! I usually will use my ink refill bottle and a drop or two directly on the clear block, but I haven’t ordered mine yet, so pad to block is the perfect solution!

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Life is beautiful with Mosaic Mood

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper combined with the Colorful Seasons and Butterfly Wishes stamp sets! I received this DSP at OnStage in April from Prize Patrol (Free DSP? Yes, please!!) and I will admit that this design is not what I would typically gravitate to (you can find the Mosaic Mood Suite on page 119 in the 2019-2020 AC), however, this really is beautiful DSP that has shiny accents on one side. I chose to pair this with the new Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to accent and this ribbon is very easy to use. 

For my base layer, I chose this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The additional pieces for the card front is a piece of textile ribbon long enough to wrap around just the front of the DSP (about 7 ½”), the sentiment stamped in Terracotta Tile ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the 3rdlargest Stitched Nested Labels Dies, and then the two butterflies stamped in Terracotta Tile ink and cut out with the Butterfly Duet Punch:

Now, the butterfly stamps that coordinate with the Butterfly Duet Punch are two separate cling (red rubber) stamps. So, you can either stamp them however you want on the cardstock and then punch out, or you can create a template with the punch, layer this on top of your cardstock using your Stamparatus, align the stamps in the punched-out spots, lift the stamps with the Stamparatus plate, ink, stamp the images, and then punch out:

To assemble the card front, wrap and adhere the ribbon around the middle of the DSP, adhere the stamped sentiment on top, adhere the butterflies with mini dimensionals, and then I used Gold Metallic Pearls in the corners of the stamped sentiment piece:

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

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Terracotta Tile ink and the butterflies in Mint Macaron ink:

Wasn’t this an easy and awesome card to make? This just goes to show you that you can like only the DSP from a suite, but totally make it your own! What do you think of Terracotta Tile as one of the new 2019-2021 In Colors?One reason I chose the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon is because it also coordinates with the Garden Lane DSP, so now I will get even more use out of this ribbon! Food for thought when you are trying to pick out ribbon…

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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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Simple Special Celebrations Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which featuring the Special Celebrations stamp set! Whether you are making a card for an upcoming wedding, or even an anniversary, this quick and easy card will surely mean the world to the recipient! I chose to pair this stamp set with All My Love DSP and Be Mine Stitched Shapes Framelits to show you not only how to use up your DSP, but also to combine products you may not have thought about!

For the card front, start with Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, this design from All My Love DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, and Vellum cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

You will also use about 4 ¼” of the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, this heart die cut out of Lovely Lipstick cardstock, and a ¾” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment heat embossed in silver, and then the ends punched with the Banner Triple Punch:

To assemble the card front, I first positioned the Vellum cardstock on the DSP, used blocks to keep in place, and then placed some adhesive in the middle of the ribbon to adhere to the Vellum cardstock:

I then used some liquid glue (or you can use snail) on the back of the Vellum cardstock behind the ribbon, place on the DSP, and then adhere the ends of the ribbon to the back of the DSP:

I then used liquid glue (or if you have the adhesive sheets, place that on the back of the cardstock before cutting with the die) to adhere the die cut heart on top of the ribbon and DSP, place mini dimensionals at the end of the sentiment (this will also help secure the die cut heart to the vellum), and then adhere this completed piece to the Lovely Lipstick cardstock base layer:

This completed card front will be adhered to a Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, I cut another piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5” to layer on top, and then heat embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder. I decided to use the rose die from the set in Lovely Lipstick cardstock and adhered to the bottom corner:

Stunning but easy card to make! You can easily change this DSP up or even “create your own” DSP using the Forever Lovely stamp set to customize your colors! All the products used for this card are carrying over to the new catalog, EXCEPT the All My Love DSP, this is on the retirement list and is only available while supplies last.

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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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Just a little sampling of the new Perennial Essence Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Perennial Essence suite from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! This suite is just stunning!! The suite includes the Floral Essence stamp set, Perennial Flower Punch, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, Perennial Essence 12” x 12” vellum cardstock (Old Olive, Petal Pink, and So Saffron colored vellum sheets!!), Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon, and Perennial Essence Floral Centers…aaaannnd there is a leaf stamp that coordinates with the Leaf Punch!! If you need some card and craft product updating, I highly recommend you consider this suite! It is very versatile, the DSP is gorgeous, maybe just add a sentiment set for any occasion, and you are set. Did I mention the paper is gorgeous?? Lol It really does look like it is hand painted! 

When I sat down to create a card with this suite, I chose to keep it “simple” and tired not to take away from the DSP, because this is the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP I chose to use:

To give you a little sampling of the suite, I stamped the petal on a piece of Petal Pink Vellum cardstock, first inking the stamp in Versamark ink and then Blackberry Bliss ink, heat embossing with Clear Emboss Powder, and punching out with the flower punch. I stamped the leaf stamp on the Old Olive Vellum cardstock in Versamark, heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder, and punched out with the Leaf Punch. You will also need one of the Perennial Essence Flower Centers and enough Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon to tie around the DSP into a bow:


While Pretty Peacock is not a coordinating color listed on the DSP, I thought it paired beautifully for the 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, cardstock card base. I tied the ribbon around the center of the DSP into a bow (this ribbon is very easy to manipulate), and then adhered to the card base:

To assemble the flower, I used glue dots to adhere the petal layers together, adhered the flower center (it is self-adhesive), and used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the back of the flower:

This completed flower is then adhered to the ribbon with glue dots to complete the card front:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, stamp the flower in Blackberry Bliss ink, and stamp the flower center in So Saffron ink:

So, what do you think of this suite?? It has a lot to offer and so many ways to be creative! Here is the make and take from OnStage to give you another sample of the suite:

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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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