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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All My Love-Anniversary Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Forever Lovely Bundle and All My Love Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! I was first introduced to the stamp set and dies in Orlando this last November, but until I actually had this set in front of me, I didn’t realize how creative you can be with it! I started out making this card with an anniversary theme in mind, however, the final card is not what I started out with making, lol! But, that’s the life of a crafter and just because what you start out making doesn’t go right, you try again! Have you ever been so excited about a set that you have all these ideas in your mind, but they don’t quite turn out how you envisioned them? When this happens to me, I simply set the unused pieces aside, move on to something else, and then come back at a later date to try again.

For this card, I used Soft Sea Foam for the card base to keep the theme light and bright. Soft Seam Foam is one of the new colors from the Color Revamp I was sooo excited about and just knew I was going to use the heck out of this color, but sadly no. So, when I saw that this was one of the coordinating colors for the All My Love DSP, I was excited to have another DSP to coordinate Soft Sea Foam with!

The card base measures 4 ¼” x 11” and is scored at 5 ½”:

The base layer is from the All My Love DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The additional items you will need for the card front is the sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, a piece of the Whisper White Flax Ribbon cut at 4 ¼”, the leaves are cut out of Soft Sea Foam cardstock with the Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies, the scalloped circle is the third largest from the Layering Circles Framelits from the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets, and the flowers are from the framelits as well in Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets with a Pearl Basic Jewel in the middle:

To assemble the sentiment, adhere the layered circles together, apply a little bit of adhesive to the back of the circles to adhere the leaves, and then use a glue dot to adhere the foil flower:

Next, adhere the Flax Ribbon across the DSP using Tear & Tape:

The sentiment is adhered with dimensionals and the remaining three flowers are adhered with glue dots:

The base layer is then adhered to the card base:

The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, I first stamped the small hearts in Lovely Lipstick ink, then I adhered the flower piece (that was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with the two-step flower stamp in Lovely Lipstick and Soft Sea Foam ink, used the edgelit to cut the top, and then fussy cut the bottom), and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings in Lovely Lipstick ink:

The inside flower piece was actually what I first started creating for this card and when it didn’t work out, I used it on the inside! If you are looking for a versatile stamp that is good not just for Valentine’s Day, but wedding, anniversary, and even birthday, then you should give this set a second thought! I was originally going to order the Meant To Be Bundle because I really wanted the heart framelits (so sad when the Sweet & Sassy Framelits retired!), but then I looked at what I could use the most and ordered the Forever Lovely Bundle instead. Yes, I still ordered the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies because they are simply adorable!!

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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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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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