Peaceful Poppies Tri-Fold Shaker Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Peaceful Poppies Suite for this super fun tri-fold shaker card! So, I’ve been thinking lately that it’s time to change things up and do a fun fold card, but I hadn’t quite figured out what one I really wanted to share with you. Well, the other day I saw a YouTube video from Jennifer McGuire and I loved it! So, this layout is a CASE (copy and share everything or copy and selectively edit) from her video, which I will provide a link to that video at the end of this post, that I used with the Peaceful Poppies Suite! Sometimes the struggle with making a shaker card can be much, I personally have issues with the foam strips and lining the “frame” up, so if you are like me or maybe you just want to try making a shaker card, this card is a great alternative!

In Jennifer’s video, she actually stamps a scenery, but I thought this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP would work perfectly for the inside fold. Since this will be a full 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece, I first cut the sheet of DSP at 4 ¼” and then lined the bottom up at 5 ½” to cut. I lined the second piece of DSP the same, which left me with a small 1” x 4 ¼” strip of the DSP left over:

You will need two card base layers in Basic Black cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”(one sheet of cardstock). After burnishing the score line with your bone folder, you will use one of the card bases with the front opening to your right (or the card fold on the right side) and adhere the DSP with liquid glue:

To make the frames, cut a full sheet of Basic Black cardstock into four 4 ¼” x 5 ½” pieces. From the Stitched Rectangle Dies, use the second largest layering die to cut out. I found it helpful to use my grid paper to help line up the die so that it was even and I also used some craft tape to keep the die in place:

Now you will take the other card base and use the die to cut out a frame from the cardstock. You can still use your grid paper to make sure that it is lined up evenly and use craft tape to keep the die in place:

You will now adhere three of the frame layers together using liquid glue, I used my fingers to “flatten out” the layers to make sure they are flat and evenly adhered together:

Cut two pieces of the Window Sheets at 4 3/16” and 5 7/16”, or the small line right before 4 ¼” and 5 ½” on your trimmer, so they are just slightly smaller than 4 ¼” x 5 ½”:

On the card base with the cut out frame, use Tear & Tape on the front, along each side, remove the backing, and lay one of the Window Sheets on top of the adhesive:

Use another layer of Tear & Tape on top of that same Window Sheet, remove the backing, and place the triple layer frame on top:

Use your Embossing Buddy on the Window Sheet to remove any static and pour some of the Peaceful Poppies Sequins onto the Window Sheet. I place four drops of the Fine Tip Glue Pen on the Window Sheet and then put a sequin on each drop. You will then want to set this aside to allow the glue to dry:

Take the fourth (or left over) cut out frame and place Tear & Tape on the backside, along each side, remove the backing, and place the second Window Sheet on the adhesive, use your Embossing Buddy again to remove any static. On the card base frame, you will want to use another layer of Tear & Tape along each side, remove the backing, and place the top frame layer on top. This will now give you a “shaker card” without the foam strip:

Now you will want to adhere the two back layers of the base cards together with liquid glue, making sure that the DSP front closes to the left and the shaker front closes to the right:

This is what your card folded closed should look like:

For the card front, I stamped the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die. I also cut out four small leaves in Old Olive cardstock and four flower buds, two in Poppy Parade and Blackberry Bliss cardstock, using glue dots to adhere to the leaves:

I used liquid glue to adhere the sentiment and flower buds along the bottom corner, this way you will not see any adhesive on the window sheet:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink, the flower stamp along the bottom in Memento ink (you will do this twice to fill in along the bottom), and color in the flowers with Dark Poppy Parade and Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends:

Isn’t this a super cute and fun card?? If you would like to see Jennifer McGuire’s video, click here. The whole purpose of creating all these frames is so that it gives you that space you need for the sequins to move around between the window sheets. Don’t throw away those inside pieces from the die cuts! Those will make perfect framing layers for future cards. Now, here is some “words of wisdom” that I can pass along to you before you set out to make this card: using the largest layering die may look easier, but it’s not best to use that die, but the second largest die instead. When you use the largest die, there is only an 1/8” of an inch along each side and the Tear & Tape is ¼”, which is too wide, and you definitely need to use Tear & Tape for the Window Sheet pieces, Multipurpose Glue will be too messy and the Fine Tip Glue Pen glue will not adhere Window Sheets together. I personally have some 1/8” tape (you can find this at a big box craft store) but I’m not going to make a card that you may not have Stampin’ Up! products on hand for. I discovered this mistake after I started using the largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die, so I put those pieces aside and started over with the second largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I did go back and finish that card, so here are the two side by side:

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#simplestamping with Painted Poppies!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy #simplestamping card featuring the Painted Poppies stamp set! What makes this a #simplestamping card? It is created with just using ink, paper, and stamps! The card I’m sharing with you today is to not only show you how easy it is, but also a great way to pair it with the Peaceful Moments stamp set to send to someone for any occasion. I just love the Blackberry Bliss and Purple Posy color combination, so for this card I wanted to use both of these colors and add a splash of Rococo Rose.

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a piece of Purple Posy cardstock for the base layer at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the large splatter stamp from Painted Poppies in Highland Heather ink, stamping off first, and the small splatter stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 3” and stamp the flower stamp in Memento ink. I used Dark Purple Posy, Dark Rococo Rose, and Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends to color in the flowers.

3. Cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock at 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”, this will be layered under the Whisper White cardstock piece.

The card base is Blackberry Bliss cardstock, cut at 4 ¼”x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. Adhere the Purple Posy base layer to the card base and then adhere the layered flower piece in the middle with dimensionals:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, and stamp the top of the flower stamp (used on the card front) in Memento ink along the bottom, coloring in the same as the card front:

Quick and easy card to make! That’s what makes this #simplestamping! Sending cards shouldn’t just be about holidays or special occasions, just letting someone know that you are thinking of them by sending a card can truly make their day! It is so easy to get caught up making those “wow” cards, but sometimes we also need inspiration for those “10 minutes or less” cards!!

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Birthday card for the fashionista!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute birthday card for that fashionista in your life! If you missed it, the Best Dressed Suite in the 2020 Mini Catalog is a super cute suite that I think of as “for the girly girl”, you know, they like makeup, shoes, purses…all the fun stuff! And yes, that includes me! Lol However, I thought I would show you an easy, fun, and cute card to make with the Best Dressed 6” x 6” DSP. I’m all about making easy cards and using up my DSP and since this DSP has 4 each of 12 double sided designs, I am using this particular design to make four cards that will be ready to address and send out as needed! 

For the base layer, you will use this design from the Best Dressed DSP. I first cut a ¾” strip along the bottom and then turned the DSP 90 degrees and cut at 4”. The base layer is the 4” x 5 ¼” and then you will also have a ¾” x 6” and a 2” x 5 ¼” strips of DSP left over:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the swirl die from Painted Labels to cut out of Purple Posy cardstock.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the smaller label die from Painted Labels.

3. Cut enough of the Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie around the DSP layer into a bow.

4. You will also need three of the 3mm Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

To assemble the card, adhere the sentiment to the Purple Posy swirl cut out cardstock, use dimensionals to attach to the DSP base layer, tie the ribbon around the DSP into a bow, and then use the Take Your Pick Tool to attach the rhinestones:

This completed piece 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 in Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere the ¾” strip along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

For the 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP, I use this die from the Beautiful Layers Dies to cut it so the DSP can be adhered to the envelope flap:

This card is so cut and soooo easy to make!! Whether it’s stamps or DSP, I always try to decorate the envelope because you have this super cut card and you don’t want to send it in a plain envelope! j/k I usually stamp something small, but when it comes to 6” x 6” DSP, this is my “go to” for using up all the DSP! 

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My Meadow Thank You Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the My Meadow stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog! If you are a fan of the Waterfront and Snowfront stamp sets, then you are going to love the new My Meadow stamp set! What I like in particular with all these stamp sets, is that you can “build a scenery” that can be as simple or as detailed as you like, simply with ink, stamps, and paper! If you’ve been contemplating this stamp set and may feel a little “overwhelmed” as how you would stamp with this set, I thought today’s card would be a great example to share. I kept it very simple, with just a few colors, and can really be used for any occasion.

To start, I first cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”:

Using Seaside Spray ink, I first stamped the stream with the smallest end at the top, turned it 180 degrees, and then stamped again with the smallest end at the bottom. To fill in the grass or meadow, I used Call Me Clover ink with the biggest fill-in stamp on the right side and the medium fill-in stamp on the left side:

The bridge and birds are stamped in Crumb Cake ink and the clouds are stamped in Seaside Spray ink:

I filled in the open area on the left side by stamping the single tree with Crumb Cake ink and the leaves and grass with Call Me Clover ink:

The base layer is this design in Seaside Spray from the 2019-2021 6” x 6” DSP, first cut a ¾” strip off one side, turn 90 degrees, and cut at 4”. This will give you three pieces at 4” x 5 ¼”, ¾” x 6”, and 2” x 5 ¼”:

I decided to make this a “thank you” card using sentiments from Peaceful Moments stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die:

The card base is Blueberry Bushel cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The DSP base layer is first adhered to the card base, the stamped scenery is adhered on top of the DSP at an angle, and the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

This really was an easy card to make! I really wasn’t sure how I was going to stamp this, I just knew that I wanted to make it look like a stream with the bridge going over it. So basically, I started in the middle (or the stream) and worked my way out. Since these are photopolymer stamps, that enabled me to figure out which “fill-in” stamps I could use along the stream. So to sum it up, start simple and with three colors to stamp with at first and then as you become more comfortable with your “building”, add another color or two!

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All Occasion Peaceful Moments Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful all occasions card from the Peaceful Poppies Suite in the 2020 Mini Catalog! I absolutely love this suite, which includes two stamp sets with coordinating dies! I almost feel like it’s a “mega bundle” with all the sentiments, flower and background stamps, and dies. For my first card with this suite, I really wanted to make a beautiful all occasion card that you can simply add the appropriate sentiment when needed. When I first started designing this card, I ended up making six of the same cards from one sheet design of DSP because I loved it so much!

The base layer is this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Since this is a 12” x 12” sheet of DSP, I first cut 1 ½” from the bottom of the DSP, turned it 90 degrees, cut at 4” three times, and cut each of those at 5 ¼”, which will give you six pieces of DSP at 4” x 5 ¼”. I then cut the 1 ½” x 12” in half at ¾”, and cut each 12” strip at 4”, which will give you six strips of DSP at ¾” x 4”:

For the front of the card you will need:

1. A 3” x 4 ¼” piece of Vellum cardstock and use the ½” Circle Punch to notch each corner.

2. Enough of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP base layer.

3. Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

4. Use Mossy Meadow cardstock to cut two of the large and one of the small leaves and Old Olive cardstock to cut out two of the large and one of the small detailed leaves.

5. Use Poppy Parade cardstock to cut out one large and one small background poppy and Calypso Coral cardstock to cut out the detailed piece of the poppies.

6. Use Basic Black cardstock to cut out one each of the stamen for the poppies.

I used my Fine Tip Glue pen to adhere the leaf layers and poppy flower layers together. I adhered the small stamen to the small poppy flower and the other two stamen together, then adhered to the big poppy flower:

Adhere the Vellum to the DSP base layer with Snail placed in the middle, the flowers with hide this. The ribbon is tied into a bow around these two layers and then the two big leaves are adhered to the middle of the Vellum cardstock. I used two dimensionals on the left side of the large poppy flower and one dimensional to the right side of the poppy flower (the edge overlapping the large poppy) to adhere to the Vellum cardstock. I used some Snail on the small leaf to stick in under the two flowers on the Vellum cardstock:

Now for the sequins, there is no rhyme or reason to which ones I used or how many, just my discretion. However, I wanted to show you that I poured some into the lid, used the putting end of the Take Your Pick Tool to pick up a sequin, placed the sequin on a glue dot, then used the pierce end to pick it up and place on the card front. For the most part, the sequins hide the glue dot underneath, I find it much easier than trying to use glue and waiting for the glue to dry, and glue dots secure the sequins to the card better:

This completed piece is then adhered to an Old Olive 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” and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Don’t you just love this suite?? Like I said before, I did make six of these cards and yes, the die cutting can be a little time consuming. The easiest way to do make this card, is the “assembly line” method. Do all the cutting/die cutting at one time, adhered all the flower and leaf layers together, and then go on to assemble the cards. I know that sometimes when we stamp our sentiments, they don’t quite look right, so, instead of adhering the strip of DSP along the bottom, you can stick that in the middle of the card with the WW cardstock and adhere it after you stamp the sentiment.

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Lily Pad Step Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a step-fold card featuring the Lovely Lily Pad products from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! I just love the stamp set, dies, and coordinating DSP (that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order!!) and how versatile the products are to make a stunning card for any occasion-just add sentiments! That’s exactly what I did for this card, it wasn’t until after I had the card put together, that I decided to make this a sympathy card. If you have never made a step-card, I highly suggest you try it, as it is very easy to make and replicate.

For this card, I used Pretty Peacock cardstock for the card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and then score at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 4 ¼”, 6”, and 8 ¼”. You will fold each score line in the opposite direction, up, down, up, down, and up, and use your Bone Folder to burnish each fold line:

For the back piece base layer, cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 1/8”:

I used this design from the Lily Impressions DSP, cutting one piece at 4” x 4 7/8”, one piece at 1 ½” x 4”, and one piece at 1” x 4”:

For the rest of the card, you will need:

1. Purple Posy cardstock: stamp the large lily in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the coordinating die, use the small detailed lily die to cut out two pieces, use the medium outline die to cut out one piece.

2. Blackberry Bliss cardstock: cut out one of the 4 ¼” detail die, one of the large detailed lily die, two the medium detailed lily die, and I used a pencil to trace the outline of the medium detailed lily die, twice, and cut out with snips.

3. Granny Apple Green cardstock: stamp Garden Green ink twice for the small lily pad and once for the large lily pad, cut out with the coordinating die, and use the large stem die to cut out once.

4. Use the small stem die to cut out one piece from Garden Green cardstock.

To assemble:

Step 1: use liquid glue to adhere the Blackberry Bliss detailed cut-out to the 1” x 4” strip of DSP.

Step 2: use liquid glue to adhere the Purple Posy cardstock outline to the Blackberry Bliss cut out, and then adhere one each to the small lily pad. These are then adhered to the 1 ½” x 4” strip of DSP:

Adhere the DSP to the base layer and use liquid glue to adhere the detailed Blackberry Bliss cut-outs to the Purple Posy background cut-outs. Adhere the large lily to the large lily pad and adhere the large stem cut-out to the DSP, adhere the medium lily to the large stem cut-out, cut a mini dimensional in half to adhere the small stem cut-out on top:

Each piece of DSP is adhered to the front of the “step” and only put adhesive on the last “step” to adhere the bottom half of the cardstock to it:

The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink on Purple Posy cardstock, cut out with the third smallest scalloped Layering Circles die, and adhered to the back DSP. I used a clear block so you can see what it looks like completely folded:

For the back, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, the flat side (or fill-in) of the small lily stamp is first stamped in Highland Heather ink, stamped off, and then stamped on the cardstock (if you do not have the Purple Posy ink pad, this is pretty darn close), and the detailed side of the stamp is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink:

Don’t you just love these SAB products? You can earn the stamp set or the DSP with a qualifying $50 purchase (or both for $100) and the coordinating dies with a qualifying $100 purchase starting TODAY!! YAY!! If you noticed, I did not adhere the back sentiment to the card, this will make it easier to write my thoughts down and then adhere just to the lower half of the cardstock card base on the back. I also used a bigger piece of cardstock for the back, this will not be seen from the front, but it will help the back stand-up and keep in place.

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New products from the Mini Catalog!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which I’m taking a short pause from Christmas crafting to share with you some NEW products from the upcoming 2020 Mini Catalog! Stampin’ Up! may have changed the name of the Occasions Catalog to the Mini Catalog, changed the layout of the Mini Catalog, but they have not changed the AMAZING products you will find! I was one of the few lucky people that were chosen to be given this beautiful new background stamp set, Breathtaking Bouquet. This was actually an “extra stamp set” that was part of a Prize Patrol from OnStage, and the Prize Patrol winner was to give this stamp set to a complete stranger. I thought what better way to honor this random act of kindness, than to create a beautiful card to share with you and to try out the “whitewash technique”!

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the background stamp in Versamark ink, and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder:

Since there is a lot of detail with this stamp, I first used my Aqua Painter with Whisper White Craft Ink on the flowers and then used my Aqua Painter with Petal Pink and Lovely Lipstick inks. Tip-you can clean the craft ink off the aqua painter by squeezing the water out of the brush onto a paper towel. You can also “lift” the ink directly from the ink pad to color the flowers. I repeated the process with the leaves and colored them with Granny Apple Green ink:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. Enough Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon to tie into a bow around the base layer.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White cardstock, punch out with the Tailored Tag Punch.

3. Punch another Tailored Tag piece from Crumb Cake cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

To assemble the card:

1. Tie the ribbon into a bow around the lower portion of the base layer.

2. Adhere the base layer to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, with dimensionals.

3. Trim the sentiment piece down slightly with paper snips, adhere to the Crumb Cake cardstock layering piece, and then adhere over the ribbon with dimensionals.

4. I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of three flowers.

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink:

Isn’t this a beautiful background stamp? Whether you want to color this in or not, this is a beautiful stamp to make as your feature on a card, just a sentiment! How about that ribbon?? It is actually a champagne metallic edge and there are also Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to coordinate! This is part of the Parian Blossoms Suite from the Mini Catalog!!

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