Sending out Love, one card at a time!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy card to create featuring the Flowering Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper that has been colored to coordinate with Stampin’ Up cardstock with Stampin’ Blends! The motivation behind this card, is that now we are all staying home a lot more (aka social distancing) and maybe you are spending more time making cards and catching up doing all the little things that maybe would normally get pushed aside for lack of time. There are many ways that we can keep in touch with family and friends, thanks to technology, but what about sending a card to let them know that you are thinking about them? What better way to lift someone’s spirits than to send a pretty card? Not only is this a great way for you to do something that you love (creating cards), but to brighten someone’s day by receiving pretty mail! 

What I first started out with is the small flower design from the Flowering Foils DSP and cut it down into three 4” x 12” strips. I decided that I wanted to color in the DSP with light colors from my Stampin’ Blends and chose Dark Petal Pink, Light Purple Posy, and Light Mint Macaron. I proceeded to color in the DSP around the flowers with the brush tip of each Stampin’ Blends pen, which took about 1 ½ hours:

I then cut each 4” x 12” piece, along the 12” side, at 5 ¼” and this will give you six base layers for six cards. Since that left me with a 1 ½” x 4” strip, I cut that in half, along the 1 ½” side, at ¾”. This small strip will be used for the inside of the card:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. Enough Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon long enough to go across the middle of the DSP. Since you can have your base layer DSP go vertically (4” x 5 ¼”) or horizontally (5 ¼” x 4”), make sure which way you want to layer onto your card base. I did a mix and match, four are horizontal and two are vertical.

2. Use the swirly circle die from the Painted Labels Dies to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I used the sentiment from the Abstract Impression stamp set and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.

I used my grid sheet to help position the ribbon in the middle of the DSP base layer, placed a small amount of adhesive in the middle of the ribbon to keep it in place, and then adhered the ribbon ends to the back of the DSP. The sentiment is adhered with dimensionals to the side, over the ribbon:

This base layer is adhered to a Purple Posy cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, heat emboss the sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder, and adhere the ¾” strip on the side:

Here are the three different colored cards and the inside of the Mint Macaron, the card base is cut at 4 ¼” x 11”and scored at 5 ½”:

Aside from the time it took to color the DSP, this really is a simple card to make! I wasn’t sure if I was going to use a coordinating color for the card base, but I really liked the look of using the same colored cardstock as the Stampin’ Blends used to color the DSP. If you don’t have the Painted Labels Dies, you can always use your Layering Circles Dies, Layering Square Dies, and punches! Let’s get some happy mail sent out today!!

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Fun birthday card in a snap!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy birthday card featuring the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper! This DSP coordinates with four punches from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs! While this DSP is fun to use your punches on, I thought I would show you a quick and easy card to make using one of the designs from the DSP and you can make multiples from one sheet, which is another great way to use up your products and stock up on cards to send!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Glitter Enamel Dots, two in Gorgeous Grape and one in Coastal Cabana.

2. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and punch out with the Pretty Label Punch. I then used the star/heart/flower background stamp from Birthday Backgrounds in Blushing Bride ink to stamp over the sentiment. I also used the Pretty Label Punch to punch out a piece in Gorgeous Grape cardstock and cut in half, this will be layered under the sentiment.

3. Use enough Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to tie around the base layer into a bow and color with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. 

To assemble to card front, tie the ribbon around the DSP base layer into a bow, use liquid glue to adhere the punched layers together, with the Gorgeous Grape cardstock just peeking out from behind, use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment over the ribbon to the DSP base layer, and use your Take Your Pick tool to adhere the Glitter Enamel Dots to the middle of three flowers on the DSP:

This completed piece is adhered to a Gorgeous Grape 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 Gorgeous Grape ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP to the bottom:

Quick and easy card, right?? You can easily make six of these cards with the basic cut of 12” x 12” DSP! Don’t forget that your Stampin’ Blends are a great way to color ribbon so it coordinates with your card! Want to make the ribbon darker? Then color the ribbon with your Stampin’ Blends multiple times, until your achieve the color you want!

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! 

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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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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.

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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