So much to love

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite, which is located on pages 128-130 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. The new catalog includes the Color Revamp, that introduces brand new and returning colors, so today I am creating with Shaded Spruce, which is a beautiful color of green! I just love how the cardstock makes this Designer Series Paper pop!

The card base is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The sentiment is from the Abstract Impression stamp set, stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Shaded Spruce ink, and cut out using the 2ndlargest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The flower thinlit is from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, that I cut 1” squares in Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, and Calypso Coral cardstock and placed a strip of Adhesive Sheet across the back before cutting:

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The ribbon is from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, which coordinates with this suite, in Shaded Spruce and Petal Pink. These are adhered to the back of the oval sentiment, the ends are trimmed, and I placed the cut out flowers at the top and bottom:

The base layer is adhered to the card base and the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals:

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For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and I cut the left over piece of 2” x 5 ¼” in half for a 1” piece. This is then adhered to the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock and the flowers from the Abstract Impressions stamp set are stamped in So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Powder Pink, and Melon Mambo inks:

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Whether it’s for a birthday, thank you, or congratulations, this is a great card to send and let the recipient know that you are thinking of them! If you have been keeping up with this week’s cards, the picture below shows the leftover DSP that you can easily use to create one or two more cards!!

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Congratulations!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite, which is located on pages 128-130 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. When choosing paper for this card, I thought Mango Melody and this piece of DSP from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper went together perfectly! Mango Melody is a brand new core color in the Brights Collections that has been introduced as part of the color revamp this year, what do you think of this new color??

The card base is Mango Melody cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is a piece of Garden Impressions DSP is cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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Using the butterfly thinlit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, cut out once in So Saffron cardstock and once in Vellum cardstock:

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These are adhered together at the body using Glue Dots and then place Rhinestone Basic Jewels on top of the butterfly body:

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Use a piece of 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Whisper White around the DSP and tie in a bow:

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The butterfly is adhered to the base layer with Mini Dimensionals, cut in half:

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The front sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings, heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and then cut out with the Classic Label Punch. I used some adhesive on the back to secure some Gold Metallic Thread on the back and then Mini Dimensionals to adhere:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set in Mango Melody ink. The butterfly images are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in So Saffron and Mango Melody inks. I adhered the leftover piece of ¾” x 4” DSP along the bottom:

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You can easily make multiples of this card without the sentiments so you would have a card ready to go for any occasion! I just love the butterfly thinlit, what do you think of this card?

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Hey, friend

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite, which is located on pages 128-130 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. When I first saw the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, I knew this was a must have! If you haven’t checked this suite out or maybe you missed it, give it a look! If you take a closer look at the DSP from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, it almost looks like there’s Sweet Sugarplum in there!!

The card base is Powder Pink cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For this thinlit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, I used Melon Mambo cardstock and used some of the Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock before cutting out. Helpful hint-use the Precision Base Plate to cut this out when using the adhesive sheets:

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock. This is then cut out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and use Powder Pink cardstock to cut out the smallest scalloped oval from Layering Ovals Framelits and the flower from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits (I used a small piece of the adhesive sheet on the back of this):

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Adhere the base layer to the card base and remove the backing from the adhesive sheet to adhere the cut-out piece on top:

I placed the cardstock flower on a similar piece, used Wink of Stella on this and the roses, and placed the largest pearl from the Pearl Basic Jewels:

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The ovals are adhered together and then use dimensionals to adhere to the card front, I also added a piece of Whisper White 1/8” Sheer Ribbon that is tied in a bow:

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The inside is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Melon Mambo ink, the flowers are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Powder Pink and Melon Mambo inks, and then I adhered the leftover ¾” x 4” DSP along the bottom:

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This is such a super cute card and you can easily change up the colors to use a similar piece of DSP! What do you think of this suite??

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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Card Swap Week part 5

Hello and welcome to today’s blog, featuring the second half of the card swaps I received back! I grouped these cards together and divided them into two days of Show and Tell! These are beautiful and awesome cards, I hope they inspire you!

The first set features the Delightfully Detailed Suite (pages 138-139) and what is so awesome about these cards is how one stamp set can be used to many different ways!

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This second set features the Enjoy Life stamp set (page 58), which is inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever Connie Fitzgerald. I love how one sentiment from a set can be so versatile and create beautiful cards!

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This third set features the Varied Vases Bundle, which the Varied Vases stamp set is inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever Mary Fish. Whether it’s just the stamp set or using the coordinating punch, this set is beautiful and these cards are stunning!

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This fourth set is actually a Hostess stamp set, Hand Delivered (page 229). Both of these cards are beautiful, have you checked out the Hostess sets??

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This last set features a card using the giraffe from the Animal Outing stamp set (page 27) and the Sitting Pretty stamp set (page 25). The card on the right also uses the Stitched Labels Framelits (page 220), which I admit I may just have to add this set to my wish list!

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I hope you have enjoyed these swaps and if there is any card in particular you would like more info about, contact me today!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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, or joining my team!

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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Card Swap Week part 4

Hello and welcome to today’s blog, featuring the first half of the card swaps I received back! I grouped these cards together and divided them into two days of Show and Tell! These are beautiful and awesome cards, I hope they inspire you!

This fist set is from the Graceful Suite (pages 164-165), using the Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass Thinlits Dies, and Graceful Glass 6” x 6” Designer Velum. These are great examples of how diverse the products from this suite are!

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This second set features cards made from the Lilypad Lake bundle (page 133) and the Tranquil Textures Suite (pages 154-155). These are great examples of using the most of your products!

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This third set features cards made from the Garden Impressions Suite (pages 128-130). Whether it’s the Abstract Impressions stamp set, the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, or the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, this suite makes such stunning cards!

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This last set features the Nature’s Poem Suite (pages 142-144), I just love the copper embossing and the embossed leaves on the card on the right! Both of these cards are stunning!

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I hope you have enjoyed these swaps and if there is any card in particular you would like more info about, contact me today!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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, or joining my team!

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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Card Swap Week part 3

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite! I was very fortunate enough to snag this stamp set when I was in Hartford for OnStage, so when I was able to place my pre-order, I absolutely ordered the DSP, Twine, and Leaves Trinkets!! The Designer Series Paper is absolutely stunning and I love the colors! While I am so very sad to see Vintage Leaves and the coordinating Leaflets Framelits retire, this is a welcomed replacement. Before I begin, I must confess that I completely forgot to take pictures as I was creating this card, however, it is so very simple that I will easily be able to explain it and I have ONE picture that I did take for stamping on Vellum cardstock that kind of has a close-up picture of the card front. What I will do, is recreate this card at a later date using different colors. 😉

  1. The card base is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”.
  2. The base layer is Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, and is embossed with the Pinewood Planks TIEF that is inked up with Gray Granite ink prior to embossing (to do this, simply drag your stamp pad across the embossing folder).
  3. From the Nature’s Poem DSP, use this design cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½.
  4. The tree trunk stamp from the Rooted in Nature stamp set is stamped in Sahara Sand ink with Early Espresso ink sponged around the edge with a Sponge Dauber and stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock. This is fussy cut out and sponged with Early Espresso ink around the edge of the cardstock.
  5. The sentiment is stamped on the trunk in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.
  6. On Vellum cardstock, use the larger of the two leaf stamps and stamp once in Blackberry Bliss ink and once in Tranquil Tide ink. Use the smaller leaf stamp in Grapefruit Grove ink. These are all cut out with the coordinating framelit and adhered to the back of the tree trunk.
  7. The base layer is adhered to the card base at a slight right angle and the DSP layer is adhered at a slightly left angle. The tree trunk image is adhered on top with dimensionals.
  8. Using the Grapefruit Grove Twine from the Nature’s Twine bundle, tie in a small bow and adhere with a glue dot.

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There you go! How easy is this card?? It’s not even Summer yet and I’m wishing for it to be time to make my Thanksgiving cards for friends and family!! Be sure to check back tomorrow as I share some of the card swaps I received back!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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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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Card Swap Week part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite! Continuing on from yesterday’s post, this is the second card that I created for the card swap I participated in. While it may look very time consuming, I have some tips and tricks that make it very easy!

The card base for this is the Right Angle Fold Over, which if you use an 8 ½” x 11” piece of cardstock, you will score it at 4 ¼” and at 5 ½” (directly in the middle on each side), then remove your score blade from your trimmer, line up the corners from top to bottom so they are in the cutting track, and then cut. This will give you two card bases. I used Mint Macaron cardstock to make the card base:

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This thinlit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies is cut out of Glossy White cardstock that I precut to 5 ½” x 4 ¼” and used a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, cut at 3” x 4”, cut again across corner to corner, adhered to the back of the Glossy White cardstock before going thru the Big Shot. Cutting the adhesive sheet this way will give you two pieces that you can use on each piece of cardstock so it will adhere to the card base and yet not waste any of the adhesive sheet. I then used a Q-Tip and colored in the flowers using Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, So Saffron and Melon Mambo inks:

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I used this design from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP, cut to 3” x 3” and used the corner rounder from the Trio Punch. I used the bigger sentiment framelit from the Lakeside Framelits, cutting it out first from Whisper White cardstock:

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I made a template for this framelit so anytime I want to use it with my Stamparatus all I have to is cut it out and then line up the sentiment. Makes it much easier than trying to line up the stamp or the framelit:

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I used my Bone Folder for the card front folds:

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Removed the backing from the adhesive and placed on each flap:

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Adhere a strip of each ribbon from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack across the DSP:

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I placed some adhesive on the back of the sentiment piece to secure some Silver Metallic Thread, and then adhered on top with dimensionals:

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To adhere the DSP piece to the card front, place some adhesive towards the upper right-hand corner and then place on top:

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This was such a fun and creative card that I hope everyone enjoys! I really liked how the flowers turned out by using the Glossy White cardstock and a Q-Tip to color, you can really control how light or dark you want them to be. Making the template for the sentiment framelits really is great if you have a bunch of cards to make or just one! I created a template piece for each framelit from this set to use with my Stamparatus, another reason why you should have this awesome product!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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, or joining my team!

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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Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
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