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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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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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!!

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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