Sending out Love, one card at a time!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy card to create featuring the Flowering Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper that has been colored to coordinate with Stampin’ Up cardstock with Stampin’ Blends! The motivation behind this card, is that now we are all staying home a lot more (aka social distancing) and maybe you are spending more time making cards and catching up doing all the little things that maybe would normally get pushed aside for lack of time. There are many ways that we can keep in touch with family and friends, thanks to technology, but what about sending a card to let them know that you are thinking about them? What better way to lift someone’s spirits than to send a pretty card? Not only is this a great way for you to do something that you love (creating cards), but to brighten someone’s day by receiving pretty mail! 

What I first started out with is the small flower design from the Flowering Foils DSP and cut it down into three 4” x 12” strips. I decided that I wanted to color in the DSP with light colors from my Stampin’ Blends and chose Dark Petal Pink, Light Purple Posy, and Light Mint Macaron. I proceeded to color in the DSP around the flowers with the brush tip of each Stampin’ Blends pen, which took about 1 ½ hours:

I then cut each 4” x 12” piece, along the 12” side, at 5 ¼” and this will give you six base layers for six cards. Since that left me with a 1 ½” x 4” strip, I cut that in half, along the 1 ½” side, at ¾”. This small strip will be used for the inside of the card:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. Enough Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon long enough to go across the middle of the DSP. Since you can have your base layer DSP go vertically (4” x 5 ¼”) or horizontally (5 ¼” x 4”), make sure which way you want to layer onto your card base. I did a mix and match, four are horizontal and two are vertical.

2. Use the swirly circle die from the Painted Labels Dies to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I used the sentiment from the Abstract Impression stamp set and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.

I used my grid sheet to help position the ribbon in the middle of the DSP base layer, placed a small amount of adhesive in the middle of the ribbon to keep it in place, and then adhered the ribbon ends to the back of the DSP. The sentiment is adhered with dimensionals to the side, over the ribbon:

This base layer is adhered to a Purple Posy 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”, heat emboss the sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder, and adhere the ¾” strip on the side:

Here are the three different colored cards and the inside of the Mint Macaron, the card base is cut at 4 ¼” x 11”and scored at 5 ½”:

Aside from the time it took to color the DSP, this really is a simple card to make! I wasn’t sure if I was going to use a coordinating color for the card base, but I really liked the look of using the same colored cardstock as the Stampin’ Blends used to color the DSP. If you don’t have the Painted Labels Dies, you can always use your Layering Circles Dies, Layering Square Dies, and punches! Let’s get some happy mail sent out today!!

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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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Q-tip coloring with Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features Q-tip coloring with the Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper! Have you ever colored using a Q-tip? This is a fun and easy way to color using your ink pads and the end of a Q-tip! The Flowering Foils DSP is nice and smooth, so applying the ink is very easy and dries quickly. Since there are a few smaller, detailed pieces on this DSP, I thought using a Q-tip would be a great way to color it in and if you are just starting your crafting journey and don’t have a lot of supplies or are limited on space, this would be a fun technique to show you!

The base layer is this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first colored in all the leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink, the flower centers with Pineapple Punch ink, and Flirty Flamingo ink on different flower petals:

I then colored in the flowers with Petal Pink in and the flower buds with Grapefruit Grove ink:

I went back over the flower centers with Pineapple Punch ink and blended the Petal Pink ink on the petals a little more. I then filled in the background with a Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends to really make the colors pop:

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

1. 6 ½” piece of Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon.

2. Enough Braided Linen Trim to tie into a bow.

3. One of the 5mm (large) Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

4. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Gray Granite ink and punch out with the Tailored Tag Punch. Punch another piece out of Silver Foil Sheet and cut in half, this will be layered under the sentiment.

Use liquid glue to adhere the foil punch piece under the sentiment, this will give you time to move the piece before it sets and dries. Fold the organdy ribbon in half and use a glue dot to keep it in place. Tie the linen trim into a bow, use a glue dot to adhere to the organdy ribbon, and place the Champagne Rhinestone on the middle of the bow:

Use another glue dot to adhere the organdy ribbon to the base layer and dimensionals to adhere the sentiment:

This completed piece is adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

I kept the inside very simple, stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

Don’t you just love this Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper? You can earn it for free, now thru March 31st (or while supplies last), with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration! While this DSP is beautiful on its own, coloring it just takes it a step up for your cards and crafts! Now, I know I should have also colored in the background of this DSP using a Q-tip, but I really wanted to see how well Stampin’ Blends colored with this paper and to really “saturate” the background with color so the flowers stand out. 

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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Floral Essence with Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper! This beautiful Rose Gold and Silver Foil DSP is part of the second release of Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn with a qualifying $50 (USD) purchase starting tomorrow, March 3rd! To color or not to color with this beautiful foil DSP is up to you! I chose to sponge color this DSP, creating a gradient effect with Merry Merlot, Rococo Rose, and Petal Pink, and pair it with the Floral Essence stamp set from the Annual Catalog!

For the base layer, use this design from the Flowering Foils DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first started sponge coloring with Merry Merlot at the bottom, Rococo Rose in the middle, and Petal Pink at the top (the DSP on the left is to show you how it looks before). Since this paper is thin like a regular designer series paper, be careful coloring and you may need to hold the ends down with your fingers:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie around the base layer into a bow or cut a 4 ½” strip to adhere across the middle of the DSP and tie a bow separately, use a glue dot to adhere.

2. On Petal Pink cardstock, stamp the flower in Rococo Rose and Merry Merlot inks three times each, use to coordinating punch to punch out of the cardstock, and on one of the flowers in each color, punch out the middle with the ½” Circle Punch.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and use the fourth largest Stitched Nested Label Die to custom cut out*.

4. Use the third largest Stitched Nested Label Die to custom cut out a layering piece for the sentiment*.

*To custom cut using the Stitched Nested Label Die, I first lined up the sentiment with the die, only cut about half way down, and then lined up the bottom and finished cutting out. For the Merry Merlot cardstock piece, I used the sentiment piece as a guide for how big or long I wanted it to be, using the same way to cut out:

For the flowers, I used liquid glue in the middle to adhere them slightly off, which gave me a moment to adjust them as needed. I then used a mini glue dot on the bottom edge of the punched-out petal to fill in on the back side. When done, use your bone folder to curl the petal edges and place the largest Clear Faceted Gem in the flower center:

To assemble the card, first adhere/tie your ribbon, use dimensionals to adhere the layered sentiment over the ribbon, and then use liquid glue to adhere the flowers:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Merry Merlot cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP along the bottom that has been sponge colored with Merry Merlot ink:

Here’s a sneak peek at the DSP, it comes in four designs, three sheets of each design, for a total of 12 sheets of DSP:

Isn’t this beautiful DSP?? I just love the Silver and Rose Gold! Whether you color this paper or not, it is so easy to create stunning cards! If you want to make a quick and easy card, you can layer this DSP with color cardstock, punch out a sentiment and have a color layer under the sentiment, and add an embellishment and/or ribbon! 

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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