Mixing up Designer Series Paper!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is combining the Garden Impressions and the Brights 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper! This is a great quick and easy card to make, the only stamping is the sentiment on the front! I will admit that creating this card was a “happy accident”, I was trying to decide which of the two DSP’s to use, so, I just started playing around and thought the Mango Melody 6” x 6” DSP went perfectly with this flower design from Garden Impressions. To top it off, I was able to make an alternative card and use almost every bit of paper! Win-win!!

To create this card, you will start off with the card base in Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”

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Each of the Designer Series Papers are cut exactly the same: cut ¾” off one side ( 5 ¼” x 6”), then along the 6” side, cut at 2”. This will give you ¾” x 6”, 2” x 5 ¼”, and 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The dragonflies are from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits are cut out using the Gold Glimmer Paper and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings on Whisper White cardstock in Mango Melody ink, cut out with the Stitched Labels Framelits:

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To put the card together, I adhered the 2” x 5 ¼” Garden Impressions DSP to the 4” x 5 ¼” Brights DSP, adhered the sentiment, used mini dimensionals to adhere the dragonflies, and added some Gold Metallic Pearls to the center of the flowers:

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The remaining ¾” x 6” of Garden Impressions DSP is adhered to the bottom of the inside of the card, trimming off the extra from the end:

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How easy was that?? While this card uses the striped design, my alternative below uses the other side of the Mango Melody DSP, which is the dot design. I did change it up and used the bee thinlit from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies from the Black Foil Sheets, from the 2018 Holiday Catalog!

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Broadway Bound One Sheet Wonder-Part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are another “one sheet wonder” from a 12” x 12” Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper! On Monday I shared one template that made 7 cards from a single sheet of DSP and today I am sharing another template that I was able to make 8 cards and 1 invitation! I chose this particular design of paper because I wanted to see what other colors that I could use to make these, aside from the coordinating Lemon Lime Twist and Lovely Lipstick.

Today’s template is courtesy of Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher that I found on Pinterest! Below is the DSP and the template for cutting:

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I wanted to make a template that I could easily refer back to and not try to remember where I found it at. Below is a picture of each card I made, inside and out, with a brief description:

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The card base is Flirty Flamingo cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”

The base layer is the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

I used the Celebrate Thinlit Die to cut out once on Champagne Foil and twice on Whisper White Cardstock, glued layers together, and then adhered with mini dimensionals

The balloons are cut out of Champagne Foil, Petal Pink, and Gorgeous Grape cardstock with the Balloon Banquet Punch. I used the Softly Falling and Seaside TIEF to emboss the balloons, tied Whisper White Baker’s Twine, and adhered with dimensionals

The inside sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink inks

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This is an invitation, the base is Blueberry Bushel cardstock, 4 ¼” x 5 ¾”

I used the bottom of the 4” x 5 ¼” diagonal cut to create a pocket (carefully use liquid glue to create a thin line around the sides and bottom)

The “invitation” is on a 3 ½” x 4 ¾” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink with the Balloon Celebrations and Pick a Pennant stamp sets

I punched out two of the larger balloons in Gold Foil with the Balloon Banquet Punch, heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder on one balloon “Birthday” and “Party” from the Tabs for Everything Stamp set, and then then adhered the balloons to the cardstock to create a tab pull for the cardstock

The front sentiment is using the Pick a Pennant stamp set, the Playful Pennants Framelits Dies, and heat embossed Gold Embossing Powder

I used Gold Metallic Pearls for accents

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This card uses the top of the 4” x 5 ¼” diagonal cut DSP

The card base is Gorgeous Grape cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, heat embossed in Gold and layered with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits.

I used some Gold Metallic Thread as an accent

The inside sentiment is from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Petal Pink and Gorgeous Grape inks

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The card base is Calypso Coral, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

The third layer is Grapefruit Grove cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”

The fourth layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”, stamped with one of the background stamps from Picture Perfect Birthday in Calypso Coral ink

The front sentiment is heat embossed in Gold from Picture Perfect Birthday, hand trimmed, layered on Gold Foil, and some Gold Metallic Thread adhered to the back

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove inks

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These two cards are the same, except I used Merry Merlot and Basic Black as accent colors

The card base is 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”

I layered the 1 ¾” x 4” DSP on a piece of 2” x 4” Gold Foil

The balloons are made with the Balloon Banquet Punch, using the coordinating stamp from Balloon Celebration and heat emboss in either Black or White.

I stamped the “balloon string” in Memento Ink and then used a piece of Whisper White Sheer Ribbon to tie a bow

The inside sentiments from Picture Perfect Birthday and Balloon Celebration stamp set are in Merry Merlot, Memento, and Gray Granite inks

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These two cards are the same, except the base color of Real Red or Pineapple Punch

The card base is 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer of Whisper White is 4” x 5 ¼”, using the candle base stamps from Picture Perfect Birthday in Night of Navy, Real Red, and Pineapple Punch inks, and the candle flame is heat embossed in gold

The 1 ½” x 4” of DSP is adhered across the base layer

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Night of Navy ink and used the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

The accents are the Gold Metallic Pearls and a gold candle from Candle Embellishments

The inside sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink with either Pineapple Punch or Real Red ink for the confetti stamp

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The card base is Gorgeous Grape cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF

I used the last two pieces of DSP and punched them with the Banner Triple Punch

The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday on Whisper White cardstock in Petal Pink and Gorgeous Grape inks, punched out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch, and layered on Gold Foil punched out with the 1 ¾” Circle Punch

Gold Faceted Gems are used to accent the front

The inside sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape and Petal Pink inks

WHEW!! I didn’t realize until I was completely done that I had made so many from ONE sheet of DSP!! So, I have made a total of 15 cards and 1 invitation from TWO sheets of DSP so far and I will be sharing another version in my next post! Stay Tuned!!

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Creating a faux Stained Glass card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring a faux Stained-Glass technique! We all love to learn new tips, tricks, and techniques, and so when I saw a video on YouTube from Jennifer McGuire, I thought I want to try that!! So for this project, I used the new Big Shot Embossing Mats, Brusho Crystal Colour, and the big flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.

To start with, I used a piece of Watercolor Paper cut at 4” x 6”:

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Next, I embossed the Watercolor Paper using the big flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot Embossing Mat:

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I used Painters Tape to tape the paper to a cutting board (that I only use for crafting), and colored the flowers and leaves using Brusho and the medium tip Aqua Painter. I only mixed up a couple of colors to make purple and the rest are single colors:

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After this completely dried, I stamped my VersaMark pad directly onto the paper around the flowers, covered with Clear Embossing Powder, and heat embossed. I did this technique twice to make the paper extra shiny:

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I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 6” and placed a piece of Sizzix Adhesive Sheet (cut at 3” x 4” and then cut diagonally) on the back of the paper. Then I cut out the big flower thinlit with the Big Shot and with the adhesive on the back, this will make it easier to adhere to the embossed paper:

Next, I again used the VersaMark pad completely over the image and then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder, I did this technique twice as well, but you can do it more, it just depends on how thick you want this piece to be:

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I fussy cut around the flowers on the Watercolor Paper, removed the backing from the heat embossed image, and then adhered to the Watercolor Paper. Any additional pieces that I may have missed and are sticking out, I was able to fussy cut them off:

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Here is a close-up of the image:

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The card base is Calypso Coral cardstock, cut at 5 ½” 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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Since the embossed image is pretty thick, I used liquid glue to adhere to the base layer and the base layer to the card base:

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The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set, stamped in Calypso Coral ink on a scrap piece of the same DSP. I punched this out and a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock with the Classic Label Punch, trimming down the sentiment. This is then adhered together and use Mini Dimensionals to adhere to the card front:

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The inside sentiment is also from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Calypso Coral ink. The butterflies are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Calypso Coral and Mango Melody inks:

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This was my very first time trying this technique and I really like how it turned out! Of course, after the card is completed I could see somethings that I would do differently next time when coloring the embossed flowers in. But isn’t that how it goes when you try something new??

I will definitely do this again, but next time I am going to use the butterfly from this thinlit set and watercolor pencils!! So stay tuned!!

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With Love & Sympathy

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper! What makes this a quick and easy card is the Designer Series Paper! Even though Berry Burst is not listed as one of the coordinating colors, I think is pairs perfectly with this design from the paper! I chose sentiments from Itty Bitty Greeting to keep the focal point on the paper.

The card base is Berry Burst cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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

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The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, stamped in Berry Burst ink on Whisper White cardstock, and cut out using the 2ndfrom the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This piece is layered on a piece of Silver Foil Sheet, cut out with the 4thfrom the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits:

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To complete the front of the card, tie a piece of 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White in a bow around the DSP, adhere the oval layers together, and then use dimensionals to adhere to the DSP:

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The base layer is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The sentiment is also from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in Berry Burst ink and the flowers are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Berry Burst and Fresh Fig inks:

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That’s it!! Wasn’t that quick and simple?? While I love to make a variety of cards, sometimes it’s nice to just make something quick and simple, let the Designer Series Paper do the work for you!!

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Hey, friend

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite, which is located on pages 128-130 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. When I first saw the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, I knew this was a must have! If you haven’t checked this suite out or maybe you missed it, give it a look! If you take a closer look at the DSP from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, it almost looks like there’s Sweet Sugarplum in there!!

The card base is Powder Pink cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For this thinlit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, I used Melon Mambo cardstock and used some of the Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock before cutting out. Helpful hint-use the Precision Base Plate to cut this out when using the adhesive sheets:

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock. This is then cut out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and use Powder Pink cardstock to cut out the smallest scalloped oval from Layering Ovals Framelits and the flower from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits (I used a small piece of the adhesive sheet on the back of this):

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Adhere the base layer to the card base and remove the backing from the adhesive sheet to adhere the cut-out piece on top:

I placed the cardstock flower on a similar piece, used Wink of Stella on this and the roses, and placed the largest pearl from the Pearl Basic Jewels:

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The ovals are adhered together and then use dimensionals to adhere to the card front, I also added a piece of Whisper White 1/8” Sheer Ribbon that is tied in a bow:

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The inside is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Melon Mambo ink, the flowers are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Powder Pink and Melon Mambo inks, and then I adhered the leftover ¾” x 4” DSP along the bottom:

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This is such a super cute card and you can easily change up the colors to use a similar piece of DSP! What do you think of this suite??

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Here for you

Hello and welcome to today’s card which features the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set and the Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies! When I first started creating this card, what I had pictured in my mind did not quite turn out right…so, instead of scrapping everything and starting over, I created this card from what I had started with and I think this turned out so much better!

The idea behind today’s card was for someone that may be having a bad day or a difficult time, and what better way to cheer their spirits than to send a card. I first started out with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and used Sponge Brayers in Gray Granite ink, starting at the top, Smoky Slate ink, towards the bottom, and then embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Then I thought I would create a “cloud outline” with the two cloud framelits from the Rainbow Builder Dies using the new Big Shot Embossing Mats and go from there. Since I didn’t like the results and did not want to start over, I sat down and figured out how to utilize this piece to create the card I wanted:

I used the framelits and cut the clouds to make it look like a stormy day:

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock and used the Sponge Brayer in Smoky Slate ink for the base layer:

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I then positioned and adhered the three layers of clouds, using dimensionals for the top layer:

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Using the lightning bolt framelit, cut out two pieces each from Silver and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Papers:

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I decided to use the sentiments from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. The card front sentiment is heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder and cut out with the cloud framelit from the left over paper that I used to make the clouds:

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The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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After adhering the base layer to the card base, I added some clear teardrop and circle accents from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes:

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The inside sentiment is meant to brighten the receiver’s day, so I used my Stamparatus to stamp the rainbow in Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel inks, the sun is in Pineapple Punch ink, the clouds and sentiment are in Balmy Blue ink:

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Don’t forget, the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set, Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies, and the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes are all on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store!

Did you notice some NEW products used? That’s right! The rainbow was created using the new 2018-2020 In Colors, Gray Granite and Balmy Blue are two new core colors, and Itty Bitty Greetings is also a new stamp set! The 2018-2020 In Colors are available NOW in my online store and everything else will be available June 1st! You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!, so you don’t forget any of these awesome new products from the new Annual Catalog starting June 1st.

I hope today’s card 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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