Farewell to the 2018-2020 In Colors!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card featuring the Timeless Tulips Bundle and the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors! I really wanted to give these fun and bright colors “one last card” as they will be retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, so I thought using the Timeless Tulips Bundle would be perfect for a final farewell card! As excited as I am for the new 2020-2022 In Colors, I’m also sad to see these colors go! They are so bright and cheerful, so why not make a bright and cheerful tulip get well card??

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, and then I “dragged” my Crumb Cake ink pad across the embossed cardstock (left to right and top to bottom):

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

1. Use the second largest Stitched Nested Labels Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Timeless Tulips in Call Me Clove ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch.

3. Use enough Call Me Clover Grosgrain Ribbon to tie into a bow along the bottom of the embossed base layer.

4. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the large tulip in Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel ink, using the coordinating punch to cut out.

5. Stamp the leaf in Call Me Clover ink on Whisper White cardstock two times and use the punch to cut out (not pictured).

On the die cut Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the small tulip in Pineapple Punch and the medium tulip in Grapefruit Grove inks. I then placed the two punched out tulips on the cardstock to see if I wanted anymore tulips stamped, which I did not:

I created a mask for the small and the medium tulips so I could stamp the stems in Call Me Clover ink:

Leaving the masks on the tulips, I used the smaller of the three leaves in Call Me Clover ink to do some additional fill-in:

Remove the two masks, adhere one leaf each to the large tulips and then adhere with dimensionals:

This piece is adhered to the embossed base layer, the ribbon is tied into a bow, and the sentiment is adhered with a dimensional:

This completed piece is adhered to a Call Me Clover 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”, stamp the sentiment in Call Me Clover ink and the tulips the same color as the card front, starting with the small tulip on the end:

Isn’t this a bright and cheerful card? So, which color are you going to miss the most? For me, it’s a toss-up between Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel. Now, if you were to ask me what color would be my favorite when they first came out, I would have told you Grapefruit Grove! It’s funny to me how you think one color may be your favorite, but as time goes on, it can change! The only products that are carrying over are the stamp set, coordinating tulip punch, and dies, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

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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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Tropical state of mind!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which will have you daydreaming about sunny days, warm temperatures, and a slight breeze with the Tropical Oasis Suite! Spring is my favorite season here in Virginia and since we are going to have beautiful weather for the next week, why not start the week off in a tropical state of mind? It’s not too hot, not too cold, the humidity has not arrived yet, and it’s perfect to have the windows open and let that fresh air in! Have a hammock or a favorite chair in the back yard that you can relax in with your eyes closed and just listen to nature? Now you get it! Lol

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 2” x 4 ½” piece of this DSP design and also cut a 2 ¼” x 4 ¾” piece of Old Olive cardstock to layer under the DSP.

2. Cut two 1” strips of the Braided Burlap Trim and use your fingers and fingertips to fray the ends and slightly stretch out the sides.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece in Real Red cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment circle.

4. Use Soft Suede ink on the pineapple crown die (press the die into the ink pad), spritz Old Olive cardstock with water (this is a cutting and embossing die), cut the cardstock with the die, and use a sponge dauber with Old Olive ink on the leaf tips. Tip-the die can be rinsed with water to remove the ink and I used my bone folder to curl the inner leaf tips.

5. Use Soft Suede ink on the pineapple die (press the die into the ink pad), spritz So Saffron cardstock with water (this is a cutting and embossing die), cut the cardstock with the die, be careful when removing the cardstock from the die (you want all the pieces, so just poke at the small holes), and use a sponge dauber with Mango Melody ink around the edges and slightly in the middle. Tip-as you can see, I’m missing a couple of pieces, but I still have them off to the side. After you adhere the pineapple, you can always use the Take Your Pick Tool and the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere those pieces.

To assemble the card front, adhere the DSP and Old Olive cardstock pieces together and then adhere to the DSP base layer as shown. I used liquid glue to adhere the pineapple and crown pieces to the DSP layer, avoiding the leaves that are curled:

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap trim pieces next to each other, liquid glue to adhere the layered sentiment piece on top, and use three of the 3mm Gold Glitter Enamel Dots around the pineapple. This completed piece is adhered to a Real Red cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼”x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of coordinating base layer DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this a great way to get into that tropical state of mind? When I first started creating this card, I just started with the pineapple, and really played around with the different DSP designs to see what combinations I liked. A great way to combine different designs is to break them up with a layer of cardstock underneath, a complimentary color works best!

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Missing you, friend

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and cheerful card featuring the My Meadow stamp set! I just love the My Meadow stamp set, you can create so many different sceneries and use any sentiments you like! Now that spring is in the air, but we are all spending more time at home, why not create a sweet card to send out to friends and let them know that you are thinking of them and brighten their day? Who doesn’t love some happy mail?? I will first start off by showing you how to create the scenery, which is pretty easy to create!

I first started by cutting out a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I then used my Stamparatus to stamp the group of tree trunks stamp in Soft Suede ink using the “step technique”, first positioning the stamp on the left side to stamp, moving the plate over two notches, and stamping again (the plate and hinge is at the top). Use the small cluster of leaves stamp to stamp the leaves in Old Olive ink:

I used two of the “fill in” stamps for the ground under the trees and the small cluster of leaves stamp in Granny Apple Green ink. There are two stamps to create the wheel barrel, I used Gray Granite and Poppy Parade inks. Tip-Don’t forget to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat under the cardstock with photopolymer stamps, this helps you stamp a good image onto the cardstock:

There are two grass blade stamps, I used both of those in Old Olive ink to fill in the ground area and for the larger grass blade stamp, I used the three flower stamp (almost like a tulip) in Poppy Parade ink. The bird stamp was used in Gray Granite ink:

The base layer for this card, is this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Your stamped scenery.

2. A 5 ½” piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon, I used my fingertips/nails to “rough up” the ends of the ribbon.

3. Stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings on Whisper White cardstock in Poppy Parade ink and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch.

4. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I adhered the base layer DSP to the card base and then adhered the flax ribbon across the middle, using Tear & Tape:

The scenery is adhered to the DSP using dimensionals, keeping it more to the left side to give room for your sentiment. The layered sentiment piece is also adhered with a dimensional:


For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the small “fill in” stamp along the bottom in Granny Apple Green ink, the bigger grass blade stamp in Old Olive, and the flowers and sentiment in Poppy Parade ink:

Don’t you love this springtime card? I just love how the Poppy Parade really “pops” with the green! This would also be a great “any occasion” card, you can simply leave off the front and inside sentiments, and stamp a sentiment on the inside for any occasion! If you have the Waterfront and/or the Snow Front stamp set, then you will definitely want this stamp set!

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One Sheet Wonder with Lovely Lily Pad

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad Dies, and Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the Stamp It Group’s monthly blog hop which featured cards and projects from the SAB catalog and for my card, I used the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and coordinating Lily Pad Dies. Well, I absolutely loved how the lily turned out using Stampin’ Blends and heat embossing, so I wanted to create another card, but change up the colors used. The design I used for the base layer of this card actually inspired the colors I used for the lily, which I love how this turned out as well!

For the base layer, I chose this design from the Lily Impressions DSP. This DSP comes in 12” x 12” sheets, so I cut this sheet up to create six cards: trim 1 ½” off the bottom, turn the DSP 90 degrees, cut at 4”, three times across (you will have three 4” x 10 ½” sheets), and then cut those sheets in half (along the 10 ½” side) at 5 ¼”. As for the 1 ½” x 12” strip, cut that at the 4” mark three times and then cut the 1 ½” side in half, at ¾”. This will give you six small strips measuring ¾” x 4”, for the inside of the card:

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

1. Use the Pool Party So Very Vellum cardstock and cut into 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares.

2. Using the Silver Metallic Thread, wrap around your four fingers, four times.

3. Stamp the sentiment from Timeless Tulips in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

4. For the leaves and lily pad, first ink the outline stamp in Versamark ink, then in Garden Green ink, and stamp on Whisper White cardstock. Sprinkle Clear Emboss Powder and set with your heat tool (don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy on the cardstock first!). I colored these in with the Light Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends and along one side of the leaves, I used the Dark Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends to give a little shading. These are then cut out with the coordinating dies.

5. For the large lily, first use your Embossing Buddy on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the outline stamp in Versamark ink and then Calypso Coral ink, sprinkle with Clear Emboss Powder, and set with your heat tool. I first started coloring the inner part of the flower petals with Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, then Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, and then finally Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, not just the tip of the petals, but over the whole petal. 

To assemble the lily, leaves, lily pad, and Silver Metallic Thread, I placed some adhesive on the back of the lily and when I placed the metallic thread, I made sure it was coming out from the top of the lily only. I then used glue dots to adhere the leaves and placed a couple more glue dots to adhere the lily pad to the lily:

I used some adhesive along the lily pad and leaves to adhere to the vellum square, positioned towards the bottom of the vellum square:

I used adhesive on the back of the vellum square, behind the lily, and then adhered to the middle of the DSP base layer. The layered sentiment is adhered with a dimensional onto the DSP base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Coastal Cabana 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” and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this a super cute “all occasions” card?? I left the inside sentiment out so that I now will have six cards readily available to send out! Yes, the lily, leaves, and lily pad are a little time consuming because of the coloring and die cutting, but honestly, if you have a couple hours just to sit down and let your creativity flow, or even break it up over a few days, this is a great way to use up all these awesome products and send out beautiful cards for any occasion or reason! 

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Colorful and sparkly Honey Bee!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is having a little fun with the Honey Bee Bundle! I’ve seen so many awesome cards and crafts with this bundle and just love the one’s using Bermuda Bay cardstock and ink. So, I thought I would show you one card design, but how you can make the card with either Bermuda Bay or So Saffron, or both! One of the fun embellishments that you can use, is the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack! The DSP I used is also from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog, the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, which is awesome to use because it is so easy to add a pop of color! 

For the base layer, use this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. 2” x 4” piece of DSP (this is the other side of the base layer design) and wrap a piece of the Bermuda Bay twine around four times, then tie into a knot.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Punch to punch out of Bermuda Bay cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.
3. Use the large detailed bee die to cut one out of Black Foil Sheet.

4. On Bermuda Bay cardstock, I traced the outline of the body and wings with a pencil, using the outline from the Black Foil Sheet. Cut out with Paper Snips, erase any pencil marks, and use your Wink of Stella over the whole piece. This will be adhered under the Black Foil die cut.

5. You will need four large and two small of the Bermuda Bay sequins from the combo pack.

I adhered the 2” strip of DSP and the sentiment to the base layer with dimensionals, adhered the two bee pieces together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and then adhered it to the 2” strip of DSP with Multipurpose Glue. You can also “pull” the wings up after the glue dries:

I used my Take You Pick Tool to pick up the large sequins and place them on a glue dot, then placed on the DSP. I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place a “dollop” of glue for the small sequins and also used my Take Your Pick Tool to put them in place:

This finished piece is then adhered to a Bermuda Bay 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 bees and sentiment in Memento Ink, and color in the body of the bees with a Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends:

Now, here’s my alternative card and the only difference is that I used So Saffron instead of Bermuda Bay:

These are super cute and easy cards that you can use for a variety of occasions! Really, any of the sentiments from the Honey Bee stamp set can be used in a variety of occasions! While the Baker’s Twine & Sequin Combo have sold out, the DSP is still available while supplies last or March 31st, whichever comes first!

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Tulip Get Well Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute “get well” card made with the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper and the Tulip Builder Punch! This DSP was recently released by Stampin’ Up! that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch (from the 2020 SAB Catalog), Heart Punch Pack, Tulip Builder Punch, and Umbrella Builder Punch (these three are from the 2020 Mini Catalog), which is another cute way to use your punches for your creative projects! So, while sitting at my desk and watching some TV, I used the Tulip Builder Punch to punch out as many tulips and leaves just to see how many cards I could make with the punch outs. After it was all said and done, I was able to create six cards using two of the designs from the DSP, one for the tulips and one for the base layer. 

The base layer is this design from the Pleased as Punch DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Note-I cut up the 12” x 12” DSP, first trimming 1 ½” off one side, turning 90 degrees and cutting at 4” (three times, along the 12” side), and then cutting those in half on the 10 ½” side, at 5 ¼”. I cut the 1 ½” strip along the 12” side at 4” and then cut the 1 ½” side in half, at ¾”, which are used for the inside. You will then have six 4” x 5 ¼” base layers and six ¾” x 4” strips for the inside:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock, punch out with the 1” Circle Punch, and use the 1 1/8” Circle Scallop Punch on Blueberry Bushel Cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

2. Use the fourth largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out of Vellum Cardstock. Tip- if you cut the Vellum Cardstock in half along the 8 ½” side, you will be able to cut six of these out.

3. Use one each of the punched-out tulips and three of the punched-out leaves.

To assemble, first adhere the stitched Vellum Cardstock to the base layer DSP (put the adhesive in the middle so the tulips will hide it), arrange/adhere the tulips and leaves, and adhere the layered sentiment with a dimensional:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Blueberry Bushel 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 Blueberry Bushel ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Aside from the time it took to punch out the tulips, this is really a very easy card to make! I really like the “rain shower” as the background for the tulips and if you make six of these cards, I feel that any of the sentiments from the Timeless Tulips stamp set could be used for the inside, simple leave the inside blank and stamp the sentiment as needed. This is a great way to have a stash of cards ready to go and use up your DSP! A couple more tips I can pass along, is that you will have enough full size tulips for five cards and for the sixth, you will have to punch out a partial one, but that can be hidden and you can also change up the leaves, the back side of the DSP is green and white speckled, so you can mix those up!

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