Easter Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Easter Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today!

When it comes to holidays, I always send out cards to family and friends, not just so they know that I’m thinking of them, but also so they will get some happy mail and brighten their day! Depending on how many people are on your list, it can be overwhelming. The card I’m sharing with you today, is actually one that I “mass produced” using the Timeless Tulip Bundle and the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP. If you are like me, I just love stamp sets that can be used for a variety of occasions and the Timeless Tulips is one of those stamp sets!

The base layer for this card is the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Soft Sea Foam:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. Cut a 5” strip of the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and also use enough of the ribbon to tie into a small bow.

2. Use the large tulip stamp, first inking in Grapefruit Grove ink, and then use a Sponge Dauber with Mango Melody ink along the bottom, to stamp on Whisper White cardstock. This is then punched out with the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch.

3. Use the largest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I used Mossy Meadow ink to stamp both stem stamps, the curved stem stamp is the tallest and the straight stem stamp for the two shorter stems. I also stamped a leaf in Mossy Meadow next to the tallest stem (if you are looking at the stamp case, it is the middle leaf stamp). I used the smallest tulips stamp (coloring the same way as the large tulip) to stamp on the smaller two stems.

On the vellum base layer, I used my grid paper to help line up the ribbon, placing a small amount of Snail on the back of the ribbon (in the middle) to keep in place and then a small amount of Snail on the back of the base layer to adhere the ends of the ribbon to the back. I adhered the die cut oval to the Vellum DSP, used dimensionals to adhere the large tulip to the tallest stem, and a glue dot to adhere the bow to the ribbon:

This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The adhesive is placed on the back of the vellum, behind the oval and tulip:

The inside sentiment is stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink, which I used my Stamparatus so I would have a nice and even stamped image:

Here are my cards using each of the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP:

As I stated earlier, these cards are “mass produced” and here is how I made 18 cards:

1. I cut and scored all the Thick Whisper White cardstock card bases first.

2. I used one sheet of each color from the Vellum DSP, cutting first at 4” (you will have three pieces) and then turning to the 12” side to cut at 5 ¼” (this will give you two base layers). The leftover small strip is put to the side. 

3. Die cut all the ovals at the same time, I cut 3 ¾” strips of Whisper White cardstock (along the 8 ½” side), and this allowed me to get four ovals from each strip.

4. For the large tulips, I cut a 2 ½” strip of Whisper White cardstock (along the 8 ½” side), stamped the inked/sponge tulip as many times as I could, and then punched out. No, I did not clean the stamp each time and did not see any ink transfer of Mango Melody ink to the Grapefruit Grove ink pad.

5. I first made all the bows and then cut the 5” strips of ribbon.

6. For the stitched oval, I first stamped the stems and leaves and then stamped the two small tulips (use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath). I felt that stamping this way not only made it go faster, but I wasn’t tempted to accidentally ink the stamp in the wrong color. Keeping only the Mossy Meadow out for the stems and leaf and Grapefruit Grove and Mango Melody out for the small tulip.

7. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the inside sentiment to all the card bases. Do not fold and burnish the card base at the score line, leave it flat. Line up the bottom what would be the inside to the top of the Stamparatus edge (the hinge side is at the top), place the sentiment on the plate (which would be the bottom of the plate, closest to you) then ink and stamp away.

8. I assembled the card as directed above.

I did try to figure out the best color combination for the tulips, which makes it easy for “mass production”, and I really liked how the tulips look no matter what color of vellum was used! What do you think?? If you want to, you could always maybe stamp some tulips along the bottom of the inside or cut down those leftover vellum strips to adhere along the bottom of the inside.

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!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Tina Wardell-Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Dawn Seelhoff – Dawn’s INKlings  
5. SHANNON LORENZ HATCH  
6. Lori McBride  
7. Pam Nichols  
8. Christina Miller  
9. Rachael Rife  
10. Karen Page  
11. Lori Mueller – Stampin’ Dreams  
12. Kim Quade

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One Sheet Wonder with Lovely Lily Pad

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad Dies, and Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the Stamp It Group’s monthly blog hop which featured cards and projects from the SAB catalog and for my card, I used the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and coordinating Lily Pad Dies. Well, I absolutely loved how the lily turned out using Stampin’ Blends and heat embossing, so I wanted to create another card, but change up the colors used. The design I used for the base layer of this card actually inspired the colors I used for the lily, which I love how this turned out as well!

For the base layer, I chose this design from the Lily Impressions DSP. This DSP comes in 12” x 12” sheets, so I cut this sheet up to create six cards: trim 1 ½” off the bottom, turn the DSP 90 degrees, cut at 4”, three times across (you will have three 4” x 10 ½” sheets), and then cut those sheets in half (along the 10 ½” side) at 5 ¼”. As for the 1 ½” x 12” strip, cut that at the 4” mark three times and then cut the 1 ½” side in half, at ¾”. This will give you six small strips measuring ¾” x 4”, for the inside of the card:

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

1. Use the Pool Party So Very Vellum cardstock and cut into 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares.

2. Using the Silver Metallic Thread, wrap around your four fingers, four times.

3. Stamp the sentiment from Timeless Tulips in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

4. For the leaves and lily pad, first ink the outline stamp in Versamark ink, then in Garden Green ink, and stamp on Whisper White cardstock. Sprinkle Clear Emboss Powder and set with your heat tool (don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy on the cardstock first!). I colored these in with the Light Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends and along one side of the leaves, I used the Dark Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends to give a little shading. These are then cut out with the coordinating dies.

5. For the large lily, first use your Embossing Buddy on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the outline stamp in Versamark ink and then Calypso Coral ink, sprinkle with Clear Emboss Powder, and set with your heat tool. I first started coloring the inner part of the flower petals with Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, then Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, and then finally Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, not just the tip of the petals, but over the whole petal. 

To assemble the lily, leaves, lily pad, and Silver Metallic Thread, I placed some adhesive on the back of the lily and when I placed the metallic thread, I made sure it was coming out from the top of the lily only. I then used glue dots to adhere the leaves and placed a couple more glue dots to adhere the lily pad to the lily:

I used some adhesive along the lily pad and leaves to adhere to the vellum square, positioned towards the bottom of the vellum square:

I used adhesive on the back of the vellum square, behind the lily, and then adhered to the middle of the DSP base layer. The layered sentiment is adhered with a dimensional onto the DSP base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Coastal Cabana 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” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this a super cute “all occasions” card?? I left the inside sentiment out so that I now will have six cards readily available to send out! Yes, the lily, leaves, and lily pad are a little time consuming because of the coloring and die cutting, but honestly, if you have a couple hours just to sit down and let your creativity flow, or even break it up over a few days, this is a great way to use up all these awesome products and send out beautiful cards for any occasion or reason! 

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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Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today!

For my card, I have combined some of my favorite Sale-A-Bration products with products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and a little sneak peek of a new Sale-A-Bration Vellum DSP that will be available for purchase on March 3rd! The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is one of my favorites and I love how versatile it is to color, stamp, and cut out with the coordinating dies, you can truly create whatever colors you like!

The base layer is Pretty Peacock cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. I mixed up a little bit of Embossing Paste with a small drop of Pretty Peacock ink refill on my Silicone Craft Sheet. On a scrap piece of paper, I taped the Whisper White cardstock down (on the sides) and then taped down the diamond decorative mask over top. I smeared the colored Embossing Paste from the top left corner to the bottom right corner over the mask:

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

1. A strip of this design from the Lily Impressions DSP, cut at 1” x 4”.

2. Cut a ¾” x 4” of the Pretty Peacock Foil Sheet and use the decorative die to cut out.

3. Use the 2 ¼” Circle Punch to punch out of the Pool Party So Very Vellum Specialty DSP (this comes in Pool Party, Purple Posy, Soft Sea Foam and is embossed!!).

3. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the large lily stamp first in Versamark ink, then in Pretty Peacock ink, and then on the cardstock. I then heat embossed the image in Clear Emboss Powder (a great way to emboss in the color of your choice!). The lily was then colored in with Dark Pretty Peacock, Light Bermuda Bay, and Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. For the leaves and lily pad, I stamped them in Versamark ink and Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder. I colored them with Dark Old Olive and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, using the Color Lifter to lighten the center of the leaves, and cut out with the coordinating dies.

5. You will also need two of the 5mm and four of the 3mm Pretty Peacock Rhinestones.

The leaves are adhered to the back of the lily with glue dots, the lily is adhered to the lily pad with glue dots, and this piece is adhered to the vellum circle piece. The decorative foil piece is adhered to the DSP with liquid glue:

I adhered the two cardstock layers together and then the DSP strip across the middle:

The lily pad piece is adhered with dimensionals and then I placed the rhinestones in the blank corners:

This completed piece is adhered to a Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and layered a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, on top. The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and the lily in the corner is stamped and colored the same way as the lily on the card front:

Isn’t this a fun card?? I usually like to stamp the lily on colored cardstock and then cut out with the coordinating die, but I really liked how the lily turned out using Stampin’ Blends! This is really a great way to create lilies in the colors of your choice! 

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!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Valentine’s Day Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave you FIRST and LAST NAME and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop Tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Luly Gonzalez  
3. Tina Wardell  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Pam Nichols  
6. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
7. Lori Mueller  
8. Mary Bush  
9. Rachael Rife  
10. Lori McBride  
11. Kim Quade  
12. Karen Page  
13. Dawn Seelhoff – dawnsinklings.com  
14. Linda Cullen  
15. Gigi Melone 

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