Designer Series Paper Spotlight: In Good Taste part 3

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my third alternative card for this week featuring the In Good Taste DSP! Today I decided to pair this DSP with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle to create this stunning, yet simple, card! Even though this bundle has coordinating DSP, I really wanted to see if I could find another design that I could pair with the bundle (I did use this DSP for a card last week, you can see that blog post here). When choosing the DSP design, I decided on this design because I really liked how it looked when I used the Cinnamon Cider cardstock as a card base and I could also tie the cardstock into the card design by using it with the detailed sunflower die. 

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 sunflower stamp in Versamark ink on Bumble Bee cardstock, heat set with Clear Embossing Powder, and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use the large detailed sunflower die to cut out of Cinnamon Cider cardstock and use your Wink of Stella brush over the whole cut-out.

3. Use the sunflower center detailed die to cut out an Early Espresso cardstock and use your Wink of Stella brush over the whole cut-out.

4. Use the single leaf die to cut out two pieces from the Gold Foil Sheet.

5. Use the outline leaf die to cut out two pieces from Granny Apple Green cardstock.

6. Use the detailed leaf die to cut out two pieces from Garden Green cardstock and use your Wink of Stella brush over both die-cut pieces.

7. Use enough of the vanilla open-weave ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack to tie around the DSP base layer into a bow.

I used adhesive on the center of the detailed piece and the center of the Early Espresso piece to adhere to the embossed image and then used adhesive to adhere both leaf designs to the back. I used glue dots to adhere the detailed Garden Green cardstock to the outline Granny Apple Green cardstock:

This is adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals, tie the ribbon around the DSP base layer into a bow, and then adhere to a Cinnamon Cider 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 Crushed Curry ink, stamp the leaves in Garden Green ink, and color the leaves in with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends:

So, what do you think of this DSP design paired with the Celebrating Sunflowers Bundle? This card was made just so that you can send a card to someone and let them know you are thinking of them, for any reason or no reason at all! I hope that you have enjoyed my Designer Series Paper Spotlight week featuring the In Good Taste DSP! 

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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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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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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**

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Father’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Father’s Day Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share both of my creations with you today!

For my Father’s Day cards, I chose two different versions of a similar card layout featuring products from the Country Club and Come Sail Away Suites! The Country Club Suite is perfect for Father’s Day cards, but not everyone is a golfer, so I also chose to use the Come Sail Away Suite as an alternative card for my family and friends that I will be sending cards to.

For the Country Club card, your base layer will be this design from the Country Club DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. You will also need to cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 1” x 5 ¼” and this alternative design from the DSP at ¾” x 5 ¼”:

Adhere the 1” strip of Basic Black cardstock along the bottom of the DSP base layer and then adhere the alternative DSP design as shown:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use Night of Navy and Poppy Parade cardstock to cut one of each with the V-shaped vine piece.

2. Use the second largest Layering Oval Die to cut a piece of Garden Green cardstock and emboss with the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder.

3. Use Basic Gray ink to stamp the golf club four times on Whisper White cardstock and use the coordinating die to cut out.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating “shield shape” die.

5. Use the small three golf balls die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock.

To assemble the “centerpiece”, use a dimensional to adhere the sentiment to the middle of the embossed oval cardstock, adhere the vine pieces together, with the Night of Navy on top, and cut mini dimensionals in half to adhere this piece around the sentiment, and then adhere the golf clubs to the backside of the embossed oval cardstock:

This piece is adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals:

I used glue dots to adhere the three golf balls in-between the golf clubs and then adhered this completed base layer to a Basic Black 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”, adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of the DSP design used for the base layer along the side, and stamp the sentiment in Memento ink:

For my alternative card using Come Sail Away, the dimensions for the DSP and the Night of Navy cardstock are the same as above:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the lighthouse in Night of Navy ink on Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use the seagrass die to cut out one piece in Sahara Sand and one piece in Mossy Meadow cardstocks.

3. Cut a piece of Vellum cardstock with the same oval die and emboss with the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder, inked with Balmy Blue ink.

4. Use one of the Sail Away Trinkets.

To assemble, I layered and adhered the seagrass to the Vellum cardstock, adhered the lighthouse on top, and used glue dots to adhere the trinket on the side. I placed adhesive on the backside of the Vellum cardstock behind the seagrass and lighthouse to adhere this piece to the DSP base layer:

For the inside, the cardstock and DSP strip are the same, but the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays, stamped in Night of Navy ink:

Which card is your favorite?? These are two alternative ideas that your recipient will surely love! When creating the Come Sail Away card, I wanted to use a sentiment that could be for friends or family, but still wishing them a Happy Father’s Day, and I thought the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays was perfect! 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Mother’s Day Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping on the Blog Hop Tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Mary Bush  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Lori Mueller  
6. Pam Nichols – Just Dreamin’ Stamps  
7. Cindi Clarke  
8. Lori McBride  
9. Danette Herrera  
10. Oksana Semenska  
11. Gigi Melone  
12. Kim Quade  
13. Traci Raether  
14. Linda Cullen  
15. JaNette Hodges Howard

For the Country Club Suite card:

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For the Come Sail Away card:

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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**

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Celebrate Sunflowers thank you card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun card featuring the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! When I first saw this stamp set, I just knew it was a must for my “wish list”! I just love the stamp set and coordinating dies (this is actually a part of a suite collection), but sunflowers make me think of my mother and the sunflower that she grows every year in her garden! Since I’m waiting for the coordinating DSP to arrive (I ordered the 6” x 6” DSP after my initial pre-order), I thought I would use the fun In Good Taste for today’s card and distress the DSP with embossing and ink! 

For the base layer, use this design from the In Good Taste DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, emboss with the Old World Paper 3D Folder, and use a Stampin’ Sponge with Early Espresso ink along the edges of the DSP:

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

1. Stamp the small sunflower in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, color in the leaves with Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, the sunflower center with the Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends, and the sunflower leaves with the Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Out of Gold Foil Sheets, cut one of the double leaf die and two of the single leaf die.

3. Enough of the Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim to tie into a knot around the DSP. TIP-since the DSP is thinner than cardstock and is embossed, I cut two pieces of the trim to tie one of the ends into a knot and then adhere the other ends around to the back of the DSP.

Adhere the faux suede trim knot around the middle of the DSP and use adhesive to adhere the Gold Foil leaves to the DSP:

I use adhesive to adhere the top and right sunflowers to the DSP and dimensionals for the bottom sunflower. This completed piece is adhered to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” 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 and sunflowers in Early Espresso ink and color in the sunflower with Stampin’ Blends, same as the card front:

So, what do you think of this new bundle and Designer Series Paper?? This stamp set and coordinating dies are just beautiful and I love this DSP! If you are wondering about this new faux suede trim, I highly recommend it because it is easy to use (such as tying a bow or knot) and is super soft!

**All new products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog will be available for customers to purchase on June 3, 2020**

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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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”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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