Forever Lovely-new look with new Designer Series Paper!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which pairs the Forever Lovely stamp set from the Annual Catalog with the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper from the new 2020 Mini Catalog! Have you ever looked at a designer series paper design and thought, “That looks like very similar to a stamp set”? One of the designs from the Best Dress 6” x 6” DSP did just that with the Forever Lovely stamp set! So what better way to pair products together and give them a new look? 

For this card, I used this design from the designer series paper. First cut a ¾” strip on one side, turn 90 degrees, and then cut at 4”, which will give you three pieces for this card, ¾” x 6”, 4” x 5 ¼”, and 2” x 5 ¼”. The base layer is the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP:

For the card front, you will need:

1. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the flower in Grapefruit Grove ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and place a 3mm Pearl Basic Jewel in the middle of each.

2. Use the large Stitched Label Die to cut out of Champagne Foil Sheet.

3. Use the multi flower die from Lovely Flowers to cut out of Purple Posy cardstock, use the 5mm Pearl Basic Jewel on the two larger flowers, and the 4mm Pearl Basic Jewel on the two smaller flowers.

4. Enough Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP base layer.

5. From Mint Macaron cardstock, use the Lovely Flowers leaf dies to cut out two of the small leaf and four of the larger leaf.

To assemble, use glue dots to adhere the small Purple Posy flowers in opposite corners, layer the three large flowers in the middle with the two bottom adhered to the foil sheet and one adhered with dimensionals, and place some adhesive on the back of the foil sheet to layer the leaves in opposite corners:

This completed piece is adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals and the ribbon is tied into a bow along the bottom:

This completed piece is adhered to a Mint Macaron 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 Mint Macaron ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Don’t you love it when you can coordinate new products with something you already have?? I love the pop of color with the Grapefruit Grove flowers and creating this soft color combo! Since this DSP is 6” x 6”, the remaining 2” x 5 ¼” can be used to adhere to your envelope flap (the die from Beautiful Layers works perfectly) or you can use it for another card! Since I don’t want to hold onto any scraps, this will be applied to the envelope flap!

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Let’s experiment with metallic ink!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super fun Thanksgiving card with a whole lot of copper! Not only is there Copper Trim, Copper Foil Sheet, Copper Embossing, but Celestial Copper Metallic ink! I just love the new copper metallic ink and I will show you how I used this ink pad three different ways to create this WOW card!! 

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder. To “color” the trees with the copper ink, I found it easiest to simply lightly pat the paper with the ink pad. This way the embossed cardstock will pick up the ink to accentuate the trees, where as “dragging the pad” may leave some lines from the ink pad and inking up the embossing folder works if you want to use the debossed side and is a little bit messy. TIP-Use your heat tool to speed up the drying process:

For the card front:

1. Stamp the large leaf in copper ink on a piece of Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use enough Copper Trim to tie into a bow around the bottom of the base layer.

3. Use the circle die from the Stitched Labels Dies to cut from a piece of Copper Foil and heat emboss the sentiment in Copper Emboss Powder. Stamping the sentiment in copper ink did not show up very well, that is why I heat embossed it.

4. Ink all three of the emboss/die cut dies with copper ink, I just pressed the die onto the ink pad and used my scissors to pick them up at the leaf stem. Spritz Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot, and Crushed Curry cardstock with water before cutting/embossing with the die. TIP-Make sure the wet side of the cardstock is the backside and use your heat tool to speed up the metallic ink process:

Adhere the two big leaves first, the two of the small leaves, and then the smallest leaf is in the front:

The embossed sentiment piece is adhered with dimensionals and tie the Copper Trim around the bottom into a bow:

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

For the inside sentiment, cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the wheat stamp first generation one time and second generation (or stamping off one time) twice, one on each side of the middle stamped image, and stamp the sentiment in the middle in Merry Merlot ink:

Isn’t this an awesome card?? We all know how to stamp the inked image to paper and how to add ink to our embossed cardstock, but how about inking up your die before cutting?? I just love how the leaves turned out and you can easily clean the die with a baby wipe! If you want to make multiples of this card, you can easily cut/emboss two of the leaves before you would have to re-ink the die!!

The top set of leaves are first cut and the second set of leaves are second cut

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Lovely Royal Peacock card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Royal Peacock Bundle! What is so awesome about this bundle is that you can make a card for just about any occasion! You can keep it simple or really dress it up, so I thought today I would show you a fun way to dress it up and carefully add color with Stampin’ Blends! You can google peacock images to get some inspiration, so today I chose to use Blueberry Bushel, Pretty Peacock, and Gray Granit for this color combination.

The base layer for the card front is this design from the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the peacock, I stamped it in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White cardstock and then stamped the accent “feathers” in Blueberry Bushel ink, cutting out with the coordinating die. TIP-This is a two-step stamp set, so using your Stamparatus helps lining up the accent “feathers” stamp. I then colored the breast and top of the head feathers in with Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, the rest of the body with Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends, and for the train, the eye spots are colored with Light Old Olive and Light Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends:

Additionally for the card front, you will need 11” of the reversible ribbon, cut two of the feathers out of Blueberry Bushel cardstock, two of the smaller leaves out of Pretty Peacock cardstock, and the larger leaf die from Gray Granite cardstock, and from the Layering Circles Dies, use the fourth from the smallest to cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock and use the “emboss” die from the Stitched Labels Dies, this will be layered on Gray Granite cardstock, cut out with the fourth from the smallest scalloped Layering Circle Die:

I assembled the cut out feather and leaf pieces how I wanted them, put adhesive on the back of the layered circle cardstock, and placed on top, in the center (I found this the easiest way to assemble this piece):

I adhered the peacock to the layered circle cardstock and then placed the ribbon on the back:

I adhered this completed piece with dimensionals to the base layer and then this is adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. I colored the smallest Rhinestone Gem with the Light Night of Navy Blend and then used it for the peacock’s eye:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is from Forever Lovely stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, and the flower accents are stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and colored in with Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends:

Isn’t this an awesome bundle?? This is a great way to make a beautiful card with new products from the Annual Catalog, but also incorporate a stamp set that you already have! 

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Colorful Royal Peacock card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and colorful card featuring products from the Noble Peacock Suite! What is so fun about the stamp set and coordinating dies, is that you can stamp and color a peacock one way or you can use the detailed die to create another! So, I thought I would use my sponge brayers to create my own colors to cut out with the detailed die! 

Since I wanted my peacock to be shimmery, I used a piece of Shimmery White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¾” (this is more than enough to cut out the peacock and two of the big feathers). I then used my Sponge Brayer with Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel, and Pretty Peacock inks:

I used the detailed peacock die to cut out of the cardstock, positioning the die so that the top is right at the Lovely Lipstick colored part:

The base layer is this design from the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The next layer is a Silver Foil Sheet, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”, and then the top layer is Blueberry Bushel cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”, and embossed with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder:

For the card front you will need the detailed peacock, use the larger circle die from the Stitched Labels Dies from the Silver Foil, and the peacock feather cut out of the same colored paper for the detailed peacock:

I adhered the layers of DSP and cardstock together:

The peacock is adhered to the silver circle to look like it is sitting on the circle with my fine tip glue pen:

The feathers are adhered behind the silver foil circle and then is adhered to the layered paper with dimensionals:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Blueberry Bushel cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I decided I wanted to add some pearls, so I colored two of the large pearls with Dark Pretty Peacock and one large pearl with Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays and the accent feather stamp are both stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink:

Don’t you just love this detailed die?? This suite was #2 on my “must have” list, everything is just so bright and shiny!! There are so many different creations you can make with this suite, with or without the peacocks!

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Congratulations card from the Noble Peacock Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun alternative card made with products from the Noble Peacock Suite! But wait, where’s the peacock?? Don’t worry, those cards will be coming soon, however I thought this card is a fun way to feature the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP! I just love how Terracotta Tile stands out against the Old Olive Foil DSP.

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

For the rest of the card front, you will stamp the sentiment in Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the third largest stitched circle framelit, use the largest Stitched Labels die to cut out of Terracotta Tile cardstock, two of the leaf dies in Crumb Cake Cardstock (two of the dies are the same and one is slightly different), the other leaf die in Old Olive cardstock, two pieces of Braided Linen Trim cut at 7”, and a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim cut at 15”:

I used some snail to help adhere the lace trim to the base layer, making a “Z”:

I used a little more snail to adhere the linen trim going diagonally across the base layer, placing it where the sentiment will cover:

The leaves (or maybe they are sprigs?) are adhered behind the sentiment piece and then adhered to the base layer with dimensionals. This completed piece is then adhered to a Crumb Cake 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 Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink, and the flowers are stamped in Terracotta Tile ink:

Isn’t this a gorgeous card?? There’s nothing like making an over-the-top card congratulating someone!! While this suite was #2 on my “must have” list (Sailing Home was #1) and even if this really doesn’t appeal to you, you should definitely check out the Specialty DSP because it’s just stunning! You can definitely use this for a variety of card making!!

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A Daisy Lane friend card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Daisy Lane stamp set, found on page 23, from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! I also embossed the So Saffron Vellum cardstock, from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, with the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder! This is another fun way to use the vellum cardstock on your cards and projects! One little tip that I can pass along about this new cardstock is that one side of the cardstock is smoother and slightly lighter and the other side has a slight “rough” texture and slightly darker. When you have this beautiful vellum cardstock in your hands, you will see what I’m talking about! 

To start, cut a piece of the vellum cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and emboss the darker/rough side with the Basket Weave 3D EF, which will be your base layer:

You will also need the large daisy stamp to stamp once on So Saffron cardstock with So Saffron ink and once on Petal Pink cardstock with Petal Pink ink, punching out with the coordinating Daisy Punch. The flower stem is stamped in Old Olive ink on Whisper White cardstock, “fussy cut” out, the sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Old Olive ink and the flowers are sponged with daubers, So Saffron ink in the center and Petal Pink ink on the petals, cutting out with the die from Stitched Labels Dies, one of the Perennial Essence Floral Centers, and enough Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie into a bow, which I colored with the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends:

The daisy petals are layered (offset) on top of each other, the Petal Pink is underneath, the floral center is placed in the flower center, then this is adhered to the flower stem. The sentiment piece is adhered to the vellum cardstock, the flower is adhered on top and to the side of the sentiment piece, and then the ribbon bow is adhered with glue dots:

I used liquid glue behind the flower and sentiment piece on the back side of the vellum cardstock to adhere to the Petal Pink cardstock card base, which is cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Old Olive ink, and the flowers are stamped the same way I did for the front, with sponge daubers, So Saffron, and Petal Pink inks:

Isn’t this a great card that your friend would love?? This sentiment could be for a birthday or any other celebratory reason!! I just love this stamp set and cannot wait to get the coordinating Medium Daisy Punch to create more layers and colors for pretty flowers!!

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Create your own background with Glossy Cardstock!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to use up your Glossy Cardstock! Do you struggle with ideas to use Glossy Cardstock or maybe it’s hidden away and forgotten about? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Lol Stampin’ Up! brought back Glossy Cardstock for a minute (or the current Annual Catalog) and I was so excited because I figured this would give me a chance to use it up! Well, that was an epic fail because the cardstock still sat on the shelf feeling unloved and going unused!! This brings me to today’s card and my fond farewell to this cardstock by creating a background using sponge brayers and ink pads. 

I thought the colored cardstock would go perfectly with the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper layered on top, so I chose colors that would coordinate with the Petal Pink side of the paper. Cut a piece of the Glossy Cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and then use a sponge brayer to first color Blushing Bride ink along the bottom, Flirty Flamingo ink in the middle, and then Melon Mambo ink along the top. One sponge brayer was used for each color:

I used this edgelit die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits, lining it up along the 5 ¼” side of the cardstock, I used a sticky note to keep it in place, ran the cardstock and die through the Big Shot, and then repeated the process for the other side:

To create the butterflies, I used my template for the Butterfly Duet Punch and used sponge daubers to color the middle Blushing Bride, then Flirty Flamingo ink, and then Melon Mambo ink on the outside. I then stamped the butterfly stamp in memento ink, placed the template back on top, and then stamped the body in memento ink. You will also need this design from the laser-cut paper and the sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smallest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits:

The laser-cut paper is adhered to the glossy cardstock by using my Fine Tip Glue Pen, the sentiment is adhered with a dimensional, and the butterflies are adhered with a mini dimensional:

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

For the inside, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, used the flower and butterfly stamp from Beauty Abounds in memento ink, colored in with a blender pen using Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo ink:

Easy background to make with Glossy Cardstock! I even could have used it for the butterflies and sentiment! Just goes to show you that even I automatically go to regular cardstock instead of the glossy! If you do not have the laser-cut paper, you can also just stamp the butterflies directly on to the Glossy Cardstock! The Glossy Cardstock and Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper will not be carrying over to the next Annual Catalog, so they will only be available while supplies last.

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