A Special Celebration with Perennial Essence card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful card featuring the retiring Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper and Special Celebrations stamp set! The Special Celebrations stamp set is really great “all occasions” stamp set, which will be missed! So, I thought I would show you a quick and easy card to make with this stamp set when combined it with the beautiful Perennial Essence DSP!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. About a 14” piece of Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon.

2. Use the Leaf Punch to punch out four pieces from Vellum cardstock.

3. Stamp the sentiment from Special Celebrations in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the fifth smallest Layering Square Dies. Use the fourth largest scalloped Layering Square Dies to cut a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

4. You will also need four of the 4mm Melon Mambo rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones (not pictured).

To assemble the sentiment piece, adhere the two layered squares together, place a small amount of snail in the opposite corners to adhere two of the vellum leaves, and place one 4mm Melon Mambo rhinestone in each corner:

To adhere the organdy ribbon, I placed some snail across the middle of the DSP and “snaked” the ribbon as shown:

The sentiment piece is adhered with dimensionals, which I put in the corner with the vellum leaves to keep them in place:

This completed piece is adhered to a Blackberry Bliss 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 Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Quick and easy card made with beautiful DSP! The stamp set, DSP, leaf punch, and rhinestones are all on the retirement list and don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

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Beautiful Mother’s Day wishes!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful Mother’s Day card that is an easy One Sheet Wonder for making multiples of! Since Mother’s Day is less than a couple weeks away, now is the time to start making and sending your cards! If you are one that likes to get the most out of your Designer Series Paper, but also like to keep it easy, today’s card may be for you! With one simple added cut, I was able to make twelve cards, instead of six, from one sheet of DSP! 

The base layer for this card is Bermuda Bay cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. You will also need this design from the Perennial Essence DSP, cut at 2” x 5 ¼” and a piece of Silver Foil Sheet punched out with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch measuring 5 ¼”:

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

1. Stamp the sentiment form Floral Essence in Blackberry Bliss in on Whisper White cardstock and use the larger round detailed die from Stitched Labels Dies.

2. On the lighter side of the Old Olive Vellum cardstock from the Perennial Essence Vellum cardstock, stamp the leaf stamp in Mossy Meadow ink and punch out with the coordinating Leaf Punch two times.

3. Using the fourth smallest circle from Layering Circle Dies, cut out a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. This will be adhered under the sentiment.

4. Using the fourth largest scalloped circle from Layering Circle Dies, cut out a piece of vellum cardstock. This will be layered under the Blackberry Bliss cardstock circle.

5. Using the Linen Thread, wrap the thread around the knuckle part of your hand, this is wider than your fingers, two times. You want to make sure that you don’t wrap the thread tight around your knuckles and to have a little extra thread at the beginning and end of the wrap. The picture of the thread might show you what I’m referencing.

To assemble the base layer, I first adhered the foil punched piece to the 2” DSP strip, along the edge, and then adhere this to the embossed cardstock. I used my grid paper to help make sure the DSP was adhered evenly from the edge of the cardstock:

After adhering the sentiment layers, you will want to adhere the vellum leaves by using a small amount of adhesive at a diagonal direction:

I used adhesive around the middle area of the DSP, twisted the Linen Thread into a “figure eight” and then laid the thread on the adhesive. I placed a dimensional on each side of the middle twist of the Linen Thread and then placed the layered sentiment piece on top of the dimensionals:

This completed piece is adhered to a Pool Party 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 from Strong & Beautiful in Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere a ½” x 4” piece of coordinating DSP along the bottom. Since cutting up the DSP will only give you six strips for the inside, you can stamp the larger solid flower from Floral Essence in Blackberry Bliss ink along the bottom:

Here are my 11 other cards that I made! The best thing to do, is to really set this up as an assembly line, get all your cuts, stamping, and punches done!

1. Cut and score 6 sheets of Pool Party cardstock at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½” for your 6 card bases.

2. Cut 3 sheets of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” for your 12 card bases and then emboss with the Subtle 3D EF.

3. Cut your 12” x 12” DSP down so you have six pieces measuring 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut at 2” along the 4” side. This will give you 12 pieces. 

4. Cut a piece of Silver Foil Sheet at 4” x 5 ¼” and use the Decorative Ribbon Punch along the 5 ¼” until you use the foil sheet up, cut more as needed, until you have 12 pieces.

5. Stamp 24 of the leaves on the Old Olive vellum cardstock, set aside to dry (ink takes a little but longer to dry on vellum cardstock). Once dry, use the Leaf Punch to punch them all out.

6. For stamping and cutting the front sentiment piece, I stamped one and then cut out on a smaller piece of WW cardstock. I then used that smaller piece as a guide to make sure I stamped the sentiment proportionally on a larger strip of WW cardstock, this way I stamped all at once and then cut out with the die all at once. 

7. For the layering circle and scalloped circle pieces, I cut strips of the cardstock and cut them out at the same time. 

8. I did not wrap and cut the Linen Thread pieces all at once, I did those one at a time for each card.

9. I cut and stamped the inside sentiment pieces at one time, you will need 3 sheets of WW cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” for a total of 12 pieces.

10. I assemble all the base layers together at one time.

11. I assembled all the sentiment pieces together at one time.

12. I adhered the Linen Thread pieces to the DSP, the leaves to the back of the sentiment, and then the sentiment piece on top of the Linen Thread with the dimensionals.

13. I burnished the Pool Party cardstock card bases at the score line, adhered the completed base layer to the front, and then inserted the inside sentiment piece, this will be adhered inside later

I know this may seem like a lot, the prep time is what takes the most, but once you get that done, assembling is a breeze!

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Perennial Essence + Tropical Oasis = One Cute Easter Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute Easter card made with products from the Perennial Essence Suite and the Tropical Oasis Suite! I needed to make a few more Easter cards to send out and to create something different. I wanted to make a cute little bunny card, so I set out to figure out how in the world I was going to create one when I do not have any bunny stamps or punches. I’ve seen some super cute cards that used both Daisy Punches for the ears, but that’s not what I was quite looking for. After looking at my punches, I thought the Perennial Flower Punch would be perfect, but how do I create the inside of the ears? Would you believe the Leaf Punch worked perfectly?? After some “experimenting” with what I wanted for the card front, I decided to go with the “ears” peeking out of grass. Buuuuttttt, I don’t have a current die or punch to create the grass, so now what? (I could always use something retired, but that wouldn’t be fair if you don’t have it) Would you believe I used the crown (or top) die for the pineapple from the In the Tropics Dies!! So, once I figured this all out, the rest of the card just came all together!

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used my Soft Suede ink pad to ink the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, spritz the cardstock with water, and embossed:

For the card front, you will need:

1. A 4 ½” strip of the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim.

2. A 2 ¼” x 4” piece of this design from the Perennials Essence DSP.

3. Using Whisper White cardstock, use the top leaf from the Perennial Flower Punch to punch out four “bunny ears”.

4. Using Petal Pink cardstock, use the top leaf from the Leaf Punch to punch out four pieces that will be used for the inside of the bunny ears. I used my snips to trim off any excess and to round the cardstock and used my Wink of Stella pen. These are adhered to the Whisper White cardstock pieces with liquid glue.

5. The bottom sentiment from Timeless Tulips is masked to heat emboss the top sentiment in Gold Emboss Powder on So Saffron cardstock. This is then cut out with the smallest rectangle Stitched Rectangle Die.

6. For the grass, I used the crown (or top) die for the pineapple from In the Tropics. I created to smaller pieces in Pear Pizzazz cardstock and the larger piece in Old Olive cardstock. Tip-line the die up with the straight edge of the cardstock, this will make positioning the “grass” easier and not waste any cardstock, if you were to cut the whole piece out of cardstock and then cut down. Also, these dies emboss and cut, so spritz the cardstock with water so the embossed parts show better.

To have the bunny ears poking out from behind the grass, I placed the ears on my grid paper, laid the grass on top to the position I wanted, and then placed a little bit of liquid glue on the back of the grass piece to adhere the ears:

Adhere the DSP layer to the embossed base layer and the larger piece of Old Olive grass in the middle of the DSP with liquid glue:

The two smaller pieces of Pear Pizzazz grass with the bunny ears are adhered with liquid glue, the scalloped lace trim is adhered under the DSP piece (ends adhered behind the embossed base layer), and then the sentiment is adhered over the scalloped lace trim with Mini Dimensionals:

This completed piece is adhered to a So Saffron cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, I masked the top of the sentiment so I could heat emboss the bottom sentiment in Gold Emboss Powder and adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this a super cute Easter card?? I just love how you can use products other than what they would normally be used for!!

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Thankful for you!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful Thanksgiving card make with everything from the Annual Catalog! This card was a two-fold challenge for me, one-create a card with Terracotta Tile, and two-use products from the Annual Catalog. I will have to admit, figuring out colors to use with Terracotta Tile for a Fall/Thanksgiving themed card was more of a challenge! In the end, I love how Terracotta Tile pairs with Merry Merlot and adding just a pop of yellow and green keeps the fall theme!

The base layer for this card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then the next layer is this design in Terracotta Tile from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

For the card front you will need:

1. On Old Olive cardstock, stamp the leaf in Mossy Meadow ink three times and punch out with the Leaf Punch.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the third largest rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. Use the second largest rectangle to cut out a layering piece on Merry Merlot cardstock.

3. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the first flower stamp in Terracotta Tile ink, use a sponge dauber with Merry Merlot ink on the detailed flower stamp, and use a sponge dauber with Daffodil Delight ink for the flower center to create two flowers. I fussy cut these out of the cardstock, use a sponge dauber with Terracotta Tile ink around the edges, and then lightly went over the whole flower with Wink of Stella:

Adhere the base layer and DSP together, adhere the sentiment and layering piece together, and then adhere the sentiment piece to the DSP:

I positioned the flowers around the sentiment piece and then inserted the leaves to where I wanted them underneath the flowers. I removed the flowers, adhered the leaves in place with glue dots, and then adhered the bottom flower with snail and the top flower with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to a Merry Merlot cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I added three of the copper Designer Elements along the bottom:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and then adhere a ½” strip of the same design DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess (this from a 1” strip that I had from cutting the front piece, cutting in half):

Don’t you love the colors use for this card? They are “fall like” colors, but not typical colors you may use for your Fall/Thanksgiving cards and crafts. On top of all that, it was created with products that you probably already have on hand from the Annual Catalog! 

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Time to celebrate!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and light celebratory card made with a few products that you may not have thought to combine! I just love how you can create whatever color flowers you want with the Floral Essence stamp set, so combining them with the Garden Lane DSP was so easy! I also gave the leaves a different look by stamping them in Frost White Shimmer Paint before punching them out!

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

For the card front you will need:

1. Two big and two small flowers stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink, the centers stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, and fussy cut out.

2. The sentiment stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on a 1” x 4” piece of Whisper White cardstock, one end punched with the Delightful Tag Topper punch and the other end with the Banner Triple Punch.

3. Cut a 1 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock with both ends punched the same as the sentiment piece to layer underneath.

4. Stamp the leaf on Mossy Meadow cardstock five times with Frost White Shimmer Paint, let dry, and punch out with the coordinating punch. Tip-use a craft sheet to pour a drop of the shimmer paint (it’s a big drop) and then lightly tap the stamp to get the paint on it and stamp off before stamping on cardstock to get any excess paint off. I wiped the stamp with a baby wipe and ran under water to rinse, then cleaned as normal:

To assemble:

1. Adhere the layered sentiment piece to the middle of the DSP base layer.

2. Adhere one of the big flowers with two of the leaves to the top corner of the sentiment and then adhere one leave to the small flower, adhering this with a dimensional next to the big flower.

3. Adhere the other big flower with one leaf to the bottom corner of the sentiment and adhere the other small flower with the leaf below the big flower with a dimensional:

This completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I decided to add some Wink of Stella to the flower centers, it’s a little hard to see it:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, and adhere a ½” x 5 ¼” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

I just love how the leaves look on the cardstock stamped in shimmer paint! If the shimmer paint is taking a bit to dry, you can always help it along with your heat tool, just be careful! This card really is versatile, can be used for any celebration!

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The new Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder and the Floral Essence stamp set! I recently did a little reorganizing of my cardstock to see what I have on hand and what I may need to consider ordering and well, I discovered that I really don’t use the Brights very often. Not that it’s intentional, I think it really because I use whatever coordinates with the DSP I have. So, I decided that I would create a “brights card”, but where to start? The inspiration actually came from the Glitter Enamel Dots of all things! These come in Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, and Gorgeous Grape, so I used three of the colors for this card and I am very pleased at how it turned out!

The base layer is Coastal Cabana cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder:

For the rest of the card front, you will cut a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock at 1 ¼” x 5 ¼” and emboss with the Subtle EF, stamp the flower in Gorgeous Grape ink on Whisper White cardstock three times and fussy cut out, stamp the leaf in Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cardstock twice and punch out with the Leaf Punch, and stamp the sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, cutting out with the second smallest rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits:

The embossed cardstock strip is adhered to the embossed base layer and then the sentiment is adhered:

Two of the flowers are adhered to the embossed cardstock strip, the leaves are adhered behind the third flower, which is adhered with dimensionals, I used the largest Coastal Cabana Enamel Dot in the center of each flower, and then this completed piece is adhered to a Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Granny Apple Green ink, the flower is in Gorgeous Grape ink, and the flower center is in Coastal Cabana ink:

Just goes to show you that color inspiration can come from ANYWHERE! Lol We all have “those colors” that we may not really gravitate to for cardmaking, which ones are yours?? Challenge yourself to make a card with those colors and see what you can come up with!! 

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Thank you card with Perennial Essence

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Perennial Essence Suite and the new In Color Purple Posy! This suite can be found on page 107 in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and I thought paring it up with the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create a beautiful Thank You card would be perfect! I just cannot get enough of this stunning Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper! Now, Purple Posy is not a coordinating color that is listed for this DSP, but sometimes it just “comes to you” that a color might coordinate with DSP and I knew I could find a design that would pair nicely with Purple Posy.

For this card, I chose this design from the Perennial Essence DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, for the base layer:

Additionally for the card front, you will need a piece of Silver Foil Sheet that is 4” long and cut two strips using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, a 2” x 4” piece of Purple Posy cardstock, use the Leaf Punch on the Old Olive Vellum cardstock from the Perennial Essence Vellum cardstock to punch out two pieces, stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the smallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits, a Perennial Essence Floral Center, and this flower stamp from Floral Essence stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink, then I used a sponge dauber with So Saffron ink for the center and a sponge dauber with Purple Posy ink for the rest of the flower, fussy cutting out:

To first assemble, I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen along the edge of the Purple Posy cardstock to adhere the Silver Foil border punch, adhered the sentiment, and then adhered this piece to the DSP base layer:

The leaves are adhered to the back of the flower with glue dots, the floral center is adhered to the flower center, and then this piece is adhered to the card front with dimensionals:

This completed card front is adhered to a Purple Posy 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 and flower in Blackberry Bliss ink, the flower center in So Saffron ink, and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink:

Isn’t this a sweet card?? What do you think of the new In Color Purple Posy? It is a very soft and light purple, pairs very well with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape if you are going from light to dark. 

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