Hello! Today’s card features the pretty Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper, one of the Stampin’ Up! free Sale-A-Bration items you can earn with a $50 purchase. When I first saw this paper, I immediately thought that it would work beautifully with the Lovely You stamp set, so I’ve paired up these two products.
The card layout is from Sunday Stamps Challenge. I haven’t participated in a challenge for a long time and when I came across this sketch I thought it would be a fun one to do so decided to give it a go! Here is the sketch for SSC248.
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – Night of Navy cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
Cut piece of Paper Blooms DSP at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
Cut piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and run through die cutting machine with the second largest rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies.
Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and run through die cutting machine with third largest rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies. Randomly stamp flowers and leaves from Lovely You stamp set with Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and Soft Sea Foam inks. Adhere to Seaside Spray rectangle. Adhere piece to center of card front.
Cut scrap piece of Basic White cardstock at 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, stamp greeting with Night of Navy ink and punch both ends with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Cut scrap piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ and punch both ends. Adhere labels together. Adhere to stamped piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1//4″. Stamp flower with Rococo Rose ink. Stamp greeting from Happy Thoughts stamp set with Night of Navy ink. Adhere to inside of card.
Hello! Today I’m sharing a fun card I made with products from the new Well Suited Suite. This is a great suite for making masculine cards for many occasions. The Handsomely Suited stamp set has a nice variety of greetings and type fonts and the Designer Series Paper is fabulous! The fabric designs for the men’s suits, shirts and ties are so realistic. I made this card for my father, who will be celebrating his 99th birthday this Saturday – it is hard to believe!!
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
Cut a piece of Well Suited DSP at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and using the third largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles dies, run it through your embossing machine.
Select three different pieces of DSP and from each, die cut the bow ties with the large bow tie and small knot dies from the Suit & Ties Dies. Adhere the knots to the bow ties. Adhere two of them to the top part of the rectangle. Adhere one to the bottom of the rectangle, leaving space in between for the greeting.
Stamp greeting on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock with Basic Gray ink. Punch out with the Tailored Tag punch. This is one of my all-time favorite Stampin’ Up! punches! To add a touch of contrast, punch another tag from a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock. Cut in half horizontally. Adhere one half to the top of the tag and the other half to the bottom of the tag, leaving just a little bit of the gray showing.
Wrap a piece of Night of Navy Twine around the blank section between the bow ties four times. Start wrapping from the back of the piece, taping the tail down with Scotch Tape or Tear and Tape. After the fourth wrap, cut twine from the spool and tape again.
Adhere piece to card front. Adhere the greeting over the twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamp a greeting with Basic Gray ink. Stamp a bow tie with Night of Navy ink in bottom left corner. Adhere to inside of card.
Hello! As previously announced, Whisper White cardstock products are no longer available and have been replaced with Basic White cardstock products. They are now available for purchase. Prices remain the same however the item numbers are different. I’m awaiting an order so while I haven’t seen it in person yet, I am told by other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that while the Whisper White had some yellow overtones, the Basic White has some blue overtones, making it a brighter white. I can’t wait for my order to arrive so I can see the difference for myself and test it out!
The new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is now available! The machine is compact, lightweight and is so cute! The plates glide nicely through the machine, whether you are die cutting or running mini embossing folders through it and rubber feet securely grip the work surface. My machine sits right on my desk, always ready to use – I love it!
Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for January. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. The theme for this year is thank you, to show appreciation to our customers and team. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful projects posted by so many talented stampers.
Today’s card features the Hydrangea Hill Suite in the new mini catalog. Purple is one of my favorite colors and it isn’t very often that Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers showcase the great purples available in the different color families. I also love flowers so this suite was a winning combination for me and was the first one I purchased as soon as the catalog went live!
I thought that the Double Z Fold would be a nice way to show off the 3D flower. Here is how I made the card.
Card base – Cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″, fold and sharply crease with a bone folder.
Designer Series Paper for card base – cut one piece at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and one piece at 2 1/2″ x 4″ and adhere. I used the paper with the smaller all-over hydrangea design.
Smaller card base – cut a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 3″ x 9″ and score at 3″ and 6″. Fold and crease sharply with a bone folder.
Cut piece of the Seaside Spray DSP at 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ . Stamp “thank you” from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set with Gorgeous Grape in the bottom left corner.
Die cut the leaf and stem piece with Old Olive cardstock using the die from the Hydrangea die set. Cut a piece of an adhesive sheet and adhere to the Old Olive cardstock before running through the die cutting machine. Adhere to Seaside Spray DSP.
To make the 3D flower cut a 2 1/2″ square piece of Basic White cardstock. I used three colors of ink: Highland Heather, Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray and applied them with a blending brush. I started with the Highland Heather, randomly dabbing the color on, making small circles, working from the center and going out to make a large circle. I repeated this step with the Seaside Spray and then filled in with accents of Highland Heather. I did first and second generation inking to produce the shading. I have a set of blender brushes in different sizes that I purchased at a scrapbooking show several years ago and I used one of the smaller brushes since I was working with a small piece. I don’t have our new brushes yet so I’m not sure how well this technique will work with the size of the SU brush. You can also use sponge daubers, which would work nicely for this technique.
Once the inking is done run it through your die cutting machine using the solid flower die. To get the raised effect turn the piece to the back and use either the paper piercer end of the Take Your Pick tool or the point of the paper snips to poke the flowers out to the front. To fill the flower out more, cut a strip of Vellum Paper and use the long die with the blossoms to cut them out. Curl them with your fingertip, place a small drop of liquid glue in the center and randomly adhere to the flower. I used five of the blossoms.
Adhere piece to the Seaside Spray DSP piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add three of the Highland Heather Pastel Pearls. Adhere the DSP piece to the front of the smaller card base.
For the inside of the smaller card base cut two pieces of Basic White cardstock at 2 3/4″ square. Stamp a greeting with Gorgeous Grape ink on one piece and adhere to inside of the card base. Stamp the smaller petal image with Seaside Spray ink in each of the four corners of the other piece and adhere to the middle section of the card base. Adhere smaller card base to the larger card base. When adhering the front make sure to only apply the adhesive to the left half of the piece in order for the card to open.
Hello! The January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration promotion have begun! As always there are so many beautiful new products to choose from. There is something for everyone! Click on the cover to view the catalog online.
It is also time for Sale-A-Bration! This is our biggest promotion of the year. For those of you that have been long-time Stampin’ Up! customers you know that this promotion has always run for three months beginning in January through the end of March. This year there will be two Sale-A-Bration promotions. The current promotion will run through February 28th and the second promotion will run from July-August. You can earn free limited-edition products with every $50 that you spend. There are also several items at the $100 level. For example, if you spend $100 you can select two $50 items or one $100 item. If you spend $150 you can select three $50 items or one $100 item and one $50 item, etc. Click on the cover to view the brochure online.
Sale-A- Bration is a great time to consider joining Stampin’ Up!. During this promotion you can purchase the starter kit for only $99 and select $125 worth of merchandise from the current annual catalog or the new mini catalog. You will also get a FREE 200 6″ x 6″ sheet assortment of our newest Designer Series Papers for five current color families, a $57.50 value! This paper will not be available for purchase until May 2021. Free shipping is also included. Click here for further information about joining my team.
During Sale-A-Bration if you either host a workshop (you can host one virtually in order to stay safe during the pandemic – ask me how!) or place a personal order of $300 or more, in addition to Stampin’ Rewards, you will get the exclusive Punch Party stamp set for free.
If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I’d love to have you as a new customer or as part of my team and would be happy to send you a free copy of the new catalog. Please contact me by clicking here.
Hello and Happy New Year! I hope that 2021 will be brighter for everyone. Today I’m participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. Readers get to vote on their top five favorites in the gallery and the top 10 winners will get to participate in an International Blog Hop later this month. The theme is “thank you” and is a way for us to show our appreciation to someone that has inspired, helped or supported us in some way.
This card uses the Flowers and Field Designer Series Paper, one of the free products you will be able to earn with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration, which begins tomorrow, January 5th. I paired it with the Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinating daisy punches. The second I laid eyes on this paper in the SAB brochure it immediately brought me back to the first dress I made in my Junior High School sewing class back in the mid-1960’s! I grew up in Brooklyn, New York so my mother and I took the subway to 34th Street in Manhattan to go to Macy’s department store. At the time they had an entire floor devoted to sewing and fabrics, now long gone. After perusing thousands of bolts of fabrics, many which had flowers on black backgrounds, I selected one with a daisy print. The dress was a simple shift with a tie belt, which was very in-style at the time. I saved the dress and went up to my attic this weekend to take a few pictures. The yellow in the fabric is an exact match to the Bumblebee In Color. Everything old is new again!
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – Cut a piece of Bumblebee cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
Cut piece of daisy print from the Flower & Field DSP at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 3″ x 4″. Cut piece of Bumblebee polka dot print DSP at 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ and adhere to cardstock.
Stamp the daisy images from the Daisy Lane stamp set. On scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, use Bumblebee ink to stamp the large daisy image twice and stamp the small daisy image three times. Punch out with the large and medium daisy punches. For the large flower, adhere two of the large daisies together and then adhere one small daisy. For the small flower adhere the two remaining small daisies together. Adhere with either glue dots or a small amount of liquid glue on the flower centers. Curl the tips of the large daisy with a bone folder. Add a champagne rhinestone to the center of each flower.
Stamp the greeting with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on scrap piece of Pool Party cardstock. Cut out with one of the dies from the Tasteful Labels die set. This is one of my “go to” sets for cutting out greetings.
Cut an 18″ piece of Bumblebee gingham ribbon and tie into a bow around the polka dot piece. Adhere piece to center of card front. Adhere large daisy with Stampin’ Dimensionals in upper left corner and adhere smaller daisy under the larger flower. Adhere greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I’d be so appreciative if you would vote for my card! Click on the vote image below. Once you are in the gallery, click on the heart at the top right hand side of the picture as the hearts appear.
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This is the last day you will be able to place orders for items in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. The new January-June Mini Catalog goes live tomorrow!
Hello! All of my holiday stamps and papers have been put away and it is now time to break out some new products from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog that will go live on January 5th! Today I have a card that features some of the products from the Fine Art Floral Suite. The Designer Series Papers are gorgeous. They were hand painted by Stampin’ Up! artists and were then photographed and turned into the DSP.
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – cut a piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
Cut piece of the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
Cut a contrasting piece of DSP at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and run through your die cutting machine with the third largest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set. Adhere to card front, off center and at an angle.
For the stamped image use the the floral spray in the Art Gallery stamp set. In order to use more than one ink color on the image you will have to stamp it multiple times. This is a photopolymer stamp, which is hard to color on with markers the way you do with a rubber stamp. First stamp the image with Pretty Peacock ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and then stamp the same image on a other scrap piece of cardstock with Terracotta Tile ink. For added contrast color in the white spaces with the light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend.
Run both stamped images through your die cutting machine with the coordinating die from the Floral Gallery Dies. Trim off the leaves from the Terracotta Tile stamped image and adhere the flower part over the flowers on the Pretty Peacock stamped image. Adhere to the die cut scalloped piece on the card front.
Stamp greeting with Pretty Peacock ink on 1/2″ wide scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and trim ends with paper snips. Adhere on top of the floral image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For extra bling add three small Gilded Gems around the flower.
For the inside of the card cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp another greeting in Pretty Peacock ink. I used “Best Wishes.” Ink up the top part of the floral image stamp with Terracotta Tile ink and stamp in bottom left corner . Adhere to the inside.
There are just a few days left for you to order retiring products from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog! Products available while supplies last!