Lovely You Meets Paper Blooms

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.

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Daisy Lane- Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

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!

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10% Off Sale Extended Through November 25th

Due to technical challenges customers encountered yesterday morning, Stampin’ Up! has extended the Online Extravaganza sale through November 25th, 11:59MT. Take advantage of this extra 24 hours to save on over 600 products from the Annual Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up on cardstock, fill in your collection of ink pads, adhesives, ribbons and more. If you have any bundles on your wish list, you will get an additional 10% off the already discounted bundle price. If you have friends and relatives that enjoy crafting, our kits make wonderful holiday gifts. Check them out on pages 6-9 in the catalog.

Please note that there are some exclusions. Items from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (Holiday Catalog) as well as the products listed below are not included.

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Merry & Bright 10% Off Sale Begins Tomorrow!

A one day 10% off sale of almost everything in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog begins tomorrow, November 24th.  This includes product suites and bundles designer paper, cardstock, inks, dies, punches, embellishments, tools and more!  Note that the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is not part of this sale.  Exclusions of some products from the Annual Catalog are listed here.

If you are running low on supplies or have stamp sets or bundles on your wish list, now is a great time to take advantage of the sale.  You can place orders in my online store by clicking here.  If you’d like me to place an order for you, feel free to contact me and I’d be happy to help you out.

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Forever Fern-Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

Hello! 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 thank you theme is a way for us to show our appreciation to someone that has inspired, helped or supported us in some way. Today’s card features Forever Fern, one of my favorite stamp sets from the annual catalog.

I was asked by a women’s organization I belong to, to make cards to go into 110 goodie bags that were hand-delivered to our members two weeks ago. Normally we have an annual membership dinner at a restaurant, however, due to Covid, we were unable to meet in person. We hosted a Zoom event and everyone opened up their bags at the same time. While we couldn’t be together in person, this was the next best option and it was a fun evening! Since I had to do so many cards I stuck to stamps, ink, paper and threw in a punch. Highland Heather and Pacific Point matched our logo perfectly and I added in Granny Apple Green.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut Highland Heather cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the floral images from the Forever Fern stamp set with Highland Heather, Pacific Point and Granny Apple Green ink. Since I had to make multiple cards, I used the Stamparatus, which was a great time saver! Stamp the splatter image around the leaves with Pacific Point ink, stamping off once before stamping onto the cardstock.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the thank you greeting from the Borders Abound stamp set. Punch out with the Tailored Tag punch. Overstamp the small leaf image twice with Highland Heather ink, first stamping off each time. I added a small pearl at the bottom of the tag.
  • Adhere the stamped floral piece to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then adhere the tag to the center of the floral spray with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

We wanted to put a special message into the card so I ended up creating the inside of the card by using my computer printer. I selected a font that came close to matching the font on the tag and then used the RGB numbers for Pacific Point to print the messages, which I did four to a page and then cut apart with the Stampin’ Trimmer.

I’d be so appreciative if you would vote for my card by clicking on the vote image below. To give a vote, 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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Arrange a Wreath Christmas Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing a fun fold Christmas card that features the Arrange a Wreath bundle. This is one of my favorite bundles in the annual catalog. It is so versatile because there are endless possibilities for you to make seasonal as well as all-occasion cards. This is one of the projects we made in my August class to go.

Here is how I made the card:

  • Card base – cut piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 2 ¾” and 8 ¼”, fold and crease sharply with bone folder.  This is a fun fold so the sharper the crease the better the folds will lay flat.
  • Cut four pieces of one of the lighter wood image papers from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper at 2 1/2″ x 4″. Run all four pieces of the DSP through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.  Adhere to front and inside card flaps.
  • Stamp leaf wreath from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set with Shaded Spruce ink on 3 5/8” x 3 7/8” piece of Very Vanilla. 
  • Cut piece of gold metallic brushed foil at 3 3/4″ square and die cut with the leaf wreath from the Wreath Builder dies.  Adhere over the stamped wreath image.
  • Cut piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 4″. Adhere the wreath image to this piece.
  • Stamp pheasant with Soft Suede ink and three pears with Crushed Curry ink on scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  You will notice that there are two pear images on both the one stamp and coordinating die.  It makes stamping and cutting the same pieces multiple times faster. Die cut images, arrange around wreath and adhere to card.  For added dimension you can use Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Die cut the full bow and bow loops from a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Adhere the centers together with small dot of liquid glue and adhere to top of wreath.
  • Stamp greeting with Cherry Cobbler ink on scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Die cut with smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes dies set.  Adhere to wreath with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere the wreath piece to the left front flap.  Be sure to only apply adhesive to the left side of the piece, leaving the right side unattached so that the can card open.
  • Stamp pheasant with Soft Suede ink in bottom left corner of the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Stamp a greeting if you choose.  I used a greeting from the Toile Christmas stamp set and stamped it with Cherry Cobbler ink.

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November 5-7, 2020
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Celebrate Sunflowers-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! I’m excited to once again be a part of Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Support Program for the 2020-2021 year! I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. Welcome to our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for October. 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 Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, which is part of the beautiful Flowers for Every Season Suite.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Just Jade cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and run through die cutting machine using the largest Stitched Rectangles die.
  • Stamp greeting with Just Jade ink at bottom of the rectangle piece and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Flowers for Every Season DSP at 3 1/2″ x 4″ and adhere to stitched rectangle piece.
  • Select one of the pieces of Bumble Bee papers from the Flowers for Every Season DSP and stamp the large sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set with Early Espresso ink. Run through die cutting machine with coordinating die from the Sunflowers Dies.
  • Cut piece of Copper Foil at 3 1/2″ square, cut a piece of an adhesive sheet at 3 1/2″ square and adhere to foil piece. Run through die cutting machine with large sunflower die from the Sunflower Dies set. Remove adhesive backing and adhere to the stamped sunflower.
  • Stamp three of the large leaves with Just Jade ink on scrap piece of Just Jade cardstock. Die cut with coordinating leaf die.
  • Cut a 12″ length of Just Jade ribbon and make a loop. Adhere on angle to the DSP. Adhere leaves and then adhere sunflower.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp greeting and adhere to inside of card. I used one of the greetings from the So Sentimental stamp set.

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