Fun birthday card with Gingham Gala DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card made with the leftover strips of Gingham Gala DSP from Monday’s blog post! If you missed it, you can see it here. Since each strip of DSP is ¾” x 6” that made it very easy to use them to create this card front, which I layered on a piece of embossed cardstock.

I first lined up the DSP in the order that I wanted the colors to go and then trimmed ¼”, ½”, ¾”, 1”, and 1 ¼” off each color:

Each end was then cut with the Banner Triple Punch and adhered to a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Night of Navy Cardstock that is embossed with the Subtle DTIEF. The total width of the DSP strips is 3 ¾”, which allows you to leave a space on each end:

For the rest of the card front, I stamped the sentiment from the Amazing Life stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the 3rdsmallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. Use a piece of Silver Foil Sheet to cut out the balloons with the Balloon Bouquet Punch, tie a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine on the small balloon and Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine on the big balloon, and then adhere with dimensionals. I added three of the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequin Stars for some extra bling:

This piece is then adhered with dimensionals to a 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, Night of Navy cardstock card base:

The inside sentiment from Amazing Life is stamped in Night of Navy ink, the cake and accent stamp is stamped in Balmy Blue ink, and the candle is colored in with a Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker:

What a quick and easy card to make with those leftover scraps! It is so easy to make this an any occasion card, just change up the sentiment!

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One Sheet Wonder with Gingham Gala DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy One Sheet Wonder using the Gingham Gala 6” x 6” DSP! I don’t know about you, but I am always on the lookout for great OSW’s that I can utilize as much DSP as possible and so I’m going to show you how I made two cards from one sheet of the DSP! This is not only a great way to use up your DSP, but you can easily make several cards to keep on hand for any occasion.

I first started with a piece of the Gingham Gala DSP in Daffodil Delight, cut ¾” off one side (5 ¼” x 6”), turned the DSP, and cut the 6” side in half or at 3”. This will give you two pieces measuring 3” x 5 ¼” and then one piece measuring ¾” x 6”:

I then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 5 ¼” and using both bokeh dot stamps from Beauty Abounds, stamp the larger dots in Smokey Slate ink and the smaller dots in Daffodil Delight ink:

For the card front, you will use the coordinating Daffodil Delight Organdy Ribbon*, Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins, and the small butterfly dies from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies in Black Foil Sheets. TIP**I cut a 1” x 12” strip of the Black Foil Sheet, cut it in half (6”), cut a piece of the Multipurpose Adhesive sheet at 1” x 6”, and placed it on the back of the foil sheet prior to cutting. This makes adhering those little intricate pieces easy:

To assemble the card front, I adhered the stamped cardstock to the DSP and then adhered this to Daffodil Delight cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. Remove the adhesive sheet backing from the butterflies to adhere, place 3 of the adhesive-backed sequins in random places, and then tie the organdy ribbon into a bow and adhere with a glue dot:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the butterflies from Beauty Abounds are stamped in Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight inks, and the sentiment from the stamp set is stamped in Smoky Slate ink:

*Unfortunately, the organdy ribbon from the SAB catalog is no longer available, however, here is an alternative using the Daffodil Delight ¼” Double-Stitched Ribbon:

Here are some more cards that I made exactly the same, just made them in Balmy Blue, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, and Lemon Lime Twist and the second card has an alternative ribbon used in place of the organdy ribbon:

What really makes this card easy is that the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies comes with multiples of the same die! So, you can cut all the butterflies you need for BOTH cards at the same time! You can also leave the inside blank for now and then when you need a card just stamp that sentiment! 

Did you notice that you are left with five ¾” strips of the DSP?? Then be sure to join me next time as I show you a card to make with those!!

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Sweet springtime card with Grapefruit Grove

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet springtime themed card made with Grapefruit Grove as the featured color! When the 2018-2020 InColors came out in the Annual Catalog, I just loved Grapefruit Grove! It is such a pretty orange/peach color, however, I struggle to use the cardstock! Anytime I sit down to create a card with Grapefruit Grove cardstock I tend to see more orange than anything else! Orange is a hard color for me as it’s not a color I tend to use/wear in my day-to-day. So when I received my latest order that included the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets, I was bound and determined to create a card with Grapefruit Grove Cardstock, lol! These foil sheets are truly stunning and they come in a package of eight, four of each color. I really wanted to use the small butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies since they are adorable and after some thinking, the flower stamps from Abstract Impressions seemed perfect.

The card base is Grapefruit Grove cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

The next layer is Gingham Gala 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need a 2 ½” x 3” piece of Whisper White cardstock, four of the butterflies cut out of the Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheet, and Grapefruit Grove Organdy Ribbon (this is a part of a combo pack found in the SAB catalog). To create the stamped flowers on the Whisper White cardstock, I first stamped the taller grass stamp in Lemon Lime Twist ink and then stamped the smaller grass stamp in Granny Apple Green ink. I stamped the flower image in Grapefruit Grove ink and then stamped the accent flower petals in Calypso Coral ink:

Tip for cutting with detailed thinlits: Butterfly Beauty Thinlits come with multiples of the same die, which saves you time not have to cut the same image multiple times with the Big Shot. I used all eight of the small detailed butterfly thinlits, so I cut a piece of the foil sheet at 1” x 6” and then cut a piece of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet the same, adhered it to the back of the foil sheet, and then ran the dies thru the Big Shot. Since the adhesive sheet makes the paper a little bit thicker, I run them thru the big shot 3-4 to make sure it cuts through the layers:

To assemble the card front, lay the gingham paper down, slightly askew, and then adhere the stamped flower piece on top. This piece is then adhered to the embossed Whisper White base layer, use a piece of the organdy ribbon long enough to tie around into a bow, and then place four of the eight butterflies where you would like them. This completed piece is then adhered to the Grapefruit Grove card base:

For the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then placed the remaining four butterflies along the sides:

Wasn’t that a fun, easy, and sweet card to make?? For this particular card I chose not to use a sentiment, I’m not sure what I’m going to use this for…yet! This is a great way to create cards without any theme and have readily available! 

While the Abstract Impressions stamp set and Pinewood Planks DTIEF are in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the Gingham Gala DSP and Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies are in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. The organdy ribbon and foil sheets are in the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog and you can earn these items for FREE with a qualifying $50 (USD) each!!

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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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Coloring with Stampin’ Blends

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new stamp set Humming Along and the new 6” x 6” Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! Not only is Humming Along a brand new “cling mount” * stamp set, but it also has coordinating dies. This is a beautiful set and a great way to get creative with Stampin’ Blends. If you don’t have any Stampin’ Blends and would like to try them, then this set would be a great way to start. Just simply pick out a few colors that you would use to start with and then slowly add a few more every time you order. I will admit that I was a little hesitant to color with the Stampin’ Blends at first, but there are so many great examples out there and the best way to really become “comfortable” is to stamp and color away! Today I am making a super easy card that you can make in a few minutes, so let’s get started!

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF:

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For the card front, I stamped the flower in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored in with Light Granny Apple Green, Light Highland Heather, Light Daffodil Delight, and Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. I used a piece of the Highland Heather Gingham Gala DSP, which I trimmed 1 ½” off one end, turned the paper, and cut that in half at 3”. If you cut the 1 ½” piece in half, you will have two pieces measuring ¾” x 6” and two pieces measuring 3” x 4 ½”, which you can make two cards from this piece of DSP. The ¾” x 6” piece will be for the inside of the card. You will also need enough Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Whisper White to go around the base layer and tie into a bow:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the DSP to the base layer at a slight angle, wrap the tulle ribbon around the base layer and tie into a bow, adhere the flower with dimensionals, and then adhere the completed piece to the card base:

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For the inside of the card, the sentiment from the set is stamped in Highland Heather ink, the leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink, colored in with Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker, added some Wink of Stella, and the ¾” piece of DSP is adhered along the bottom, trimming off the excess. If you notice, the inside piece has a smaller gingham pattern than the front piece, all of the DSP has one side in a big and one side in a small pattern:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy? I chose to use Light Granny Apple Green and Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends because they were the closest to Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime Twist, which are two of the colors besides Highland Heather, Daffodil, and Balmy Blue (which Balmy Blue is going to be available in the Occasions Catalog, along with Mossy Meadow) in the Gingham Gala DSP.

*What are Cling Mount Stamps? They are the rubber stamps, but Stampin’ Up! has developed a new film cling to place on top of the stamp. The old image film that are on the older stamps either curled or just didn’t stick very well to the clear blocks and I, like most, just didn’t bother using them. Well, the new ones work very, very well and if there is any TIP I can pass on is that you do need to be careful when peeling the stamp off the case or block, start at the smallest point (if possible), and use the spatula end of the Take Your Pick tool, it’s very useful!

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Sneak peak of Butterfly Gala from the 2019 Occasions Catalog!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sneak peak of the Gingham Gala Suite from the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog! For those of us that attended Onstage in Orlando, we were actually able to preorder certain products from the 2019 Occasion and Sale-A-Bration catalogs and I could not wait to order the Butterfly Gala Bundle:

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There are actually two new bundles coming from the Occasions Catalog featuring butterflies! I am so excited because I have been waiting for Stampin’ Up! to bring back either a punch or dies, so if you are like me, you won’t be disappointed. What drew me to the Butterfly Gala stamp set was the details on the butterflies because there are so many creative ways you can use this set, whether you color with. Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers, Brusho, or no coloring at all (which is what I did). Then you add in a coordinating punch, this was a must on my first purchase list! So when I sat down to create this card, I really wanted to show you how beautifully detailed these stamps are:

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To create this card, first start with a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock for the card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½:

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For the base layer, I used a piece of the Gingham Gala 6” x 6” DSP in Grapefruit Grove, cut one side at 1 ½”x 6”, and then cut the remaining piece at 3” along the 6” side. This will give you two pieces at 3” x 4 ½” and one piece at 1 ½” x 6”, sooo you can make two cards at once! I wanted to also show you both sides of the new DSP, one side has the bigger check and the other side has the smaller check:

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If you notice, the stamp set comes with four butterfly designs and these are the three that I am using:

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On a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the butterfly image in Memento ink. I then created a template with the coordinating punch so I could stamp the body in the correct spot (or close to it) for when I punched the images out. Using the Stamparatus for the process is VERY helpful:

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I next stamped the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink, punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch, punched out another piece from the Silver Foil Sheet, and then cut that in half to layer behind the sentiment:

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I adhered the 3” x 4 ½” piece of DSP to the card base, tied a piece of Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain ribbon in a bow, adhered the sentiment with dimensionals, and then adhered two small and two large butterflies with mini dimensionals to finish the card front:

The inside sentiment is stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink and then I adhered the two remaining butterflies with mini dimensionals:

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What do you think?? I just love the simplicity of this card, but it looks stunning with the Grapefruit Grove for the “pop of color”!! I pretty much ordered everything from this suite and there is also coordinating DSP and wood elements that you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration catalog with a qualifying purchase! Yay for Butterflies!! lol

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