Flowers for you

Hello and welcome to day 3 of this week’s Sale-A-Bration countdown! Today’s card is keeping with the “springtime” feeling with two of the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP sheets and some pops of color! With the 2016-2018 In Colors retiring soon, I wanted incorporate at least one color and Flirty Flamingo was it!

The card base is Flirty Flamingo cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is cut at 4” 5 ¼”.

I used Sponge Brayers to color the dotted DSP in Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo inks. I chose a couple of flowers from the DSP and colored those in Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Calypso Coral, and Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ blends. The leaves are from the Rose Garden Thinlits in light green from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, which are then adhered behind the flowers. A piece of Vellum Paper is cut out using the largest scalloped framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits, with the flowers then adhered on top. To give the flowers a “dewy look” I added some glitter circle and raindrops from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

To put the card together, I adhered the DSP to the card base and then adhered the flowers and vellum with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Happy Wishes stamp set, stamped on Whisper White card stock on Memento ink, then end is punched out using the Banner Triple Punch, and then sponged around the edges in Flirty Flamingo ink with a Stampin’ Sponge.

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What do you think? Bright, cheerful, and springtime? This is really a great versatile card that can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment.

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It’s Springtime!

Hello and welcome to day 2 of this week’s Sale-A-Bration countdown! Since spring is right around the corner, or at least according to the calendar (lol), I wanted to create something bright and cheerful and the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP, some Pear Pizzazz, and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits has created this beautiful card!

The card base is Pear Pizzazz cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from Springtime Foils Designer DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

I first started with a Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker and colored in the leaves on the DSP. (Whether it’s a Stampin’ Write Marker or a Stampin’ Blends, they both work wonderfully with this DSP!) The smaller detailed dragonfly thinlit was used on a piece of Silver Foil paper and then the coordinating outline thinlit was used on a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, with just the body of the two pieces glued together so the wings can be spread apart.

The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This is then cut out using the 2nd smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I placed some Snail on the back to adhere the Silver Metallic Thread you see poking out from behind.

The DSP is adhered to the card base, the sentiment is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the dragonfly is adhered with two Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, one for the middle of the body and once cut in half for the head and tail.

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Looking for a cheerful card? This is it! Looking for a quick and easy card? This is it! You could always change the sentiment up, use a punch instead of a thinlit, or even just cut a piece of cardstock!

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Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new theme! As you may know, the countdown for Sale-A-Bration is near us, March 31st! So, that means you have less than two weeks to earn any free items that you’ve had your eye on! I decided to change things up a bit and instead of 3 days of ideas, you’re going to get 5!! This week I am featuring the Designer Series Papers that you can earn from Sale-A-Bration, Bubbles & Fizz and Springtime Foils. I really hope you enjoy all these creations I’m sharing with you!

For my first card, I am using the silver striped Springtime Foils Specialty DSP with the Magical Mermaid stamp set. I wasn’t sure how or what I was going to do, but I knew that I wanted to use Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise with this DSP.

The card base is in Bermuda Bay, 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”.

I colored the DSP using a Sponge Brayer and Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise inks, starting at the bottom in that order. From the Magical Mermaid stamp set, I used the long stamp with the crabs and shells and stamped along the bottom in Crumb Cake ink. Next, I stamped the seaweed stamp in Tranquil Tide ink just above, trying to make it look like an ocean floor. The mermaid was stamped in Memento ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then the tail is colored in with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise inks using Sponge Daubers. The mermaids back and arm is colored in with the Ivory Stampin’ Blends and hair is colored in with Light Crumb Cake, Light Calypso Coral, and Bronze Stampin’ Blends. I added some Wink of Stella to the tail for a shimmer effect.

The sentiment is also from the Magical Mermaid stamp set, which I used Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write Marker to color just the word, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and used the 2nd smallest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out. I felt that looked a little bland, so I stamped the long stamp with the crab and shells in Crumb Cake ink.

Before I started putting the card together, I ran the card base front thru the Big Shot using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. To put the card together, I adhered the mermaid and the sentiment to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then used more Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the DSP to the card base. For added effect, I used the circle glitter shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

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What do you think? I just love this card and it makes me ready for some warmer weather and time at the beach!!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Celebrate in Style!

Hello and welcome to my final feature this week with the True Gentleman Suite! When I was trying to decide what I would create for this post, I thought this would be a great opportunity to get out my Stamparatus and create a background with the Hinge-Step Technique! Now, I have played with the Stamparatus a little bit and these are the helpful tips I can give as of now: 1)Use either Washi Tape, Painters Tape, or something similar on the magnets as this will help you remove/move them around as they are strong and if for some reason they attract to each other because they are too close, it will also help with pulling them apart and possibly from breaking, and 2) Using Stampin Spots to ink up your stamp(s) is much easier and not nearly as messy as using a Classic Ink Pad. As a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, I have acquired the collection of Stampin Spots, but I plan on ordering some of the Uninked Stampin’ Spots (found in the Annual Catalog on page 201) so if I find there is a color I could really use in a spot, I will have it handy and I already have all the ink refills.

This card base is in Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  To create the background, I stamped one image in Chocolate Chip ink and the other in Night of Navy ink using the Hinge-Step Technique with the Stamparatus.

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I cut one piece of the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper at 2” x 4” and another piece at 1 ½” x 3 ½”, trimming the end with the Banner Triple Punch and adhering together. The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and the image below is stamped in Night of Navy ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. This is then cut out with the 2nd largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then a piece of Night of Navy cardstock is cut out with the 3rd largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits, adhere together.

The card is put together by adhering the DSP to the card base, adhering the ovals on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then wrapping a piece of Linen Thread around twice and tying into a bow.

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Creating this background with the Stamparatus was super easy and I cannot wait to play with it some more! What do you think?

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Dapper Day

Hello and welcome to another feature with the True Gentleman Suite! While I was surfing Pinterest for some pinspiration (this is a great place to CASE or get inspiration), I saw some cards utilizing the Tailored Punch Tag and True Gentleman Designer Series Paper as the background, but I thought I would take it up a notch and make the whole background (or as much as possible) out of the DSP!

The card base is in Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. Since the DSP is double sided, I punched out 13 pieces with the Tailored Tag Punch and started at the bottom with 3 pieces, working my way to the top. Use Paper Snips to trim any pieces that are off the edge of the cardstock. The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits turned to a 90-degree angle. On a scrap piece of Night of Navy cardstock, the word “dapper” is stamped in Versamark ink (I used tape to mask the words above and below before inking) and then heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. I then cut the Night of Navy cardstock down so it will fit, used the Banner Triple Punch on the ends, adhered over the stamped word, and then added some Night of Navy Enamel Shapes. I cut about a 4” piece of ¼” Copper Trim, stretching the fibers out, or pulling them from side to side and top to bottom, and then adhering to the back of the square at an angle. This piece is then adhered to the top of the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Do you like how copper is a great accent to these colors? The heat embossing came to me after I made the card because I felt like it was just missing something, I love how this ended up turning out!

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True Gentleman Suite

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new theme, the True Gentleman Suite! Let’s face it, we all struggle at one time or another to make a masculine card, so the True Gentleman Suite may be just what you are looking for! This week is just a sampling of what you can make from this suite, I’ll definitely be sharing creativity again in the future! Today’s card is a great way to design two cards with two pieces of the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.

The card base is in Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½’, the base layer is in Chocolate Chip cardstock, cut at 4 x 5 ¼”, and the True Gentleman DSP is cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, which you will want two of each. I chose two different pieces of DSP, lined up each piece in my Stampin’ Trimmer diagonally, and then cut.

On Very Vanilla cardstock, I chose two different sentiments, stamped one in Chocolate Chip ink, and the other in Night of Navy ink. These are both punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch and then use Paper Snips to trim down along each side. Then chose another piece of DSP design and punch out two pieces with the Tailored Tag Punch. When you adhere the sentiment to the DSP, this will give it a layered look.

To finish the card, adhere the two different pieces of DSP to the base layer, then adhere a piece of 5/8” Burlap Ribbon across diagonally, on top of the DSP and base layer, to the corners with enough hanging over to you can snip off the excess. The sentiment will be adhered on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a little bling to one with the Metallic Enamel Shapes and a pop of color to the other with Crushed Curry from the Regals Enamel Shapes.

If you are looking for cards to make that are quick, easy, and minimal steps, this may be right up your alley! As an added bonus, you are making two cards at one time! I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I do.

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Unicorns, Glitter, and Rainbows

Hello and welcome to my final card this week featuring the Myths & Magic Suite from the 2018 Occasions Catalog! Ok, I will admit that not everything is from the suite on this card, but I just couldn’t help myself! I just had to make this super WOW card with the Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle because who doesn’t need some Unicorns, Glitter, and Rainbows?? This card is really easy to make, the hardest part was figuring out how I wanted the clouds on the lower part of the card and how to position the unicorns and the rainbow with dimensionals so they really stand out.

The card base is in Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

The clouds are from the Rainbow Builder Dies, using Glossy White cardstock and the Myths & Magic 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper in iridescent.

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The rainbow is cut out using the Rainbow Builder Framelits in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Night of Navy, and Elegant Eggplant cardstock.

The unicorns are stamped in Memento Ink, with one colored the same as the rainbow and the other colored in with Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Markers. Both are cut out with the coordinating die from the Magical Mates Framelits.

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The sun is stamped in Crushed Curry Ink and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle. The sentiment is heat embossed in White Embossing Powder and then cut out with the smallest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits.

To put this all together, the clouds, rainbow, and unicorns are all adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and everything else is with adhesive.

Isn’t this a fun card to send to someone just because?

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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