Missing you, friend

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and cheerful card featuring the My Meadow stamp set! I just love the My Meadow stamp set, you can create so many different sceneries and use any sentiments you like! Now that spring is in the air, but we are all spending more time at home, why not create a sweet card to send out to friends and let them know that you are thinking of them and brighten their day? Who doesn’t love some happy mail?? I will first start off by showing you how to create the scenery, which is pretty easy to create!

I first started by cutting out a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I then used my Stamparatus to stamp the group of tree trunks stamp in Soft Suede ink using the “step technique”, first positioning the stamp on the left side to stamp, moving the plate over two notches, and stamping again (the plate and hinge is at the top). Use the small cluster of leaves stamp to stamp the leaves in Old Olive ink:

I used two of the “fill in” stamps for the ground under the trees and the small cluster of leaves stamp in Granny Apple Green ink. There are two stamps to create the wheel barrel, I used Gray Granite and Poppy Parade inks. Tip-Don’t forget to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat under the cardstock with photopolymer stamps, this helps you stamp a good image onto the cardstock:

There are two grass blade stamps, I used both of those in Old Olive ink to fill in the ground area and for the larger grass blade stamp, I used the three flower stamp (almost like a tulip) in Poppy Parade ink. The bird stamp was used in Gray Granite ink:

The base layer for this card, is this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Your stamped scenery.

2. A 5 ½” piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon, I used my fingertips/nails to “rough up” the ends of the ribbon.

3. Stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings on Whisper White cardstock in Poppy Parade ink and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch.

4. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I adhered the base layer DSP to the card base and then adhered the flax ribbon across the middle, using Tear & Tape:

The scenery is adhered to the DSP using dimensionals, keeping it more to the left side to give room for your sentiment. The layered sentiment piece is also adhered with a dimensional:


For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the small “fill in” stamp along the bottom in Granny Apple Green ink, the bigger grass blade stamp in Old Olive, and the flowers and sentiment in Poppy Parade ink:

Don’t you love this springtime card? I just love how the Poppy Parade really “pops” with the green! This would also be a great “any occasion” card, you can simply leave off the front and inside sentiments, and stamp a sentiment on the inside for any occasion! If you have the Waterfront and/or the Snow Front stamp set, then you will definitely want this stamp set!

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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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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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