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 theme is “thank you”. Today’s card features the Inspired Thoughts bundle. I had planned to use the Beauty of the Earth DSP, but changed my mind and went with a totally different look to reflect springtime rather than the autumn hues of the DSP, however I did use a small strip of the paper for the grass. I love going to Washington, DC in April during the Cherry Blossom Festival. It is spectacular to see these beautiful trees as they bloom!
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – cut piece of Pool Party cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Use blender brushes to add Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizzazz inks to create the background. Start at the top with Pool Party, getting a little darker as you work down. Then add the Coastal Cabana, blending it in with the Pool Party and going darker towards the middle. Then lightly blend the Pear Pizzazz.
Cut the tree branches with the die from the Inspiring Canopy Dies from piece of Soft Suede cardstock. Adhere with the bottom of this piece close to the bottom of the background piece.
Cut piece of the Old Olive DSP from the Beauty of the Earth DSP at 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″. Die cut using the curved die. Adhere to bottom of background piece, covering over the bottom of the tree trunks .
Cut two sets each of the four different size leaf dies with Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I used a white gel pen to color some of the leaves on the Flirty Flamingo pieces to give the effect of some of the blossoms that are white. Arrange the pieces to cover the tree branches and adhere with liquid glue.
Die cut a bird with Coastal Cabana cardstock and adhere to left side of tree. You can use any set of dies (or a punch) that includes a bird image. I used the recently retired Well Written dies.
Stamp thank you greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set with Soft Suede ink on piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 3/8″ x 2 3/4″. Adhere to card.
Adhere the background piece to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside of card. I used the leftover piece from the piece of Old Olive DSP that I used to cut the grass with and adhered it to the bottom. Adhere to inside of card and stamp a greeting or leave blank.
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Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for July. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful cards posted by so many talented stampers.
Today I’m sharing a card I made with the new Arrange a Wreath bundle. I love that this set is very versatile and can be used for so many different occasions. Without any holidays coming up right now I decided to make something with a summer feel to it and picked blue and yellow for my color palette.
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
Cut a piece of one of the woodgrain papers from the In Good Taste Designer Series Papers at 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhere to card front.
Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 3/4″ square. Cut piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 3 7/8″ for the layering piece.
Stamp wreath image from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set in Old Olive ink. Stamp greeting with Misty Moonlight ink in center of wreath. Because the wreath image is large I used the Stamparatus to get good ink coverage, and it also helped to line up the greeting.
Stamp two flowers with Balmy Blue ink and run through die cutting machine with coordinating dies.
Die cut the rest of the pieces for the wreath as follows:
Leaf circle – Old Olive cardstock
Large flowers – cut three from Misty Moonlight cardstock
Medium flowers – cut three from Balmy Blue cardstock
Small flowers – cut three from Daffodil Delight cardstock
Bow – cut one from Daffodil Delight cardstock
Adhere leaf circle on top of stamped wreath image and then arrange the flowers and bow around the wreath. I layered the blue flowers together.
Adhere image to Balmy Blue layer and adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For some extra bling I added Champagne Rhinestones to the centers of the flowers, using the smallest size or the yellow flowers and the medium size for the blue flowers.
For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp a cluster of flowers with Balmy Blue ink at bottom left corner of piece and adhere.
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Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for June. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful cards posted by so many talented stampers.
Today’s fun-fold card features a sweet stamp set, Field of Flowers, from the new annual catalog. It immediately said spring and summer to me and who could resist the cute little dragonflies!
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – Cut piece of Magenta Madness cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 3″ and 8 3/4″, fold along score lines and use bone folder to sharply crease the folds.
Use the Magenta Madness papers from the 2020-2022 InColor Designer Series Paper pack and cut one of each of the papers at 3″ x 4″ and one each of the papers at 2″ x 4″. Adhere one set to the outside flaps and the other set on the inside flaps.
Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4 3/8″. Stamp grass image with Granny Apple Green ink along bottom of the piece. Stamp the large flowers with Magenta Madness. Stamp the smaller flower image with Mango Melody ink. Stamp greeting and two dragonflies with Coastal Cabana ink. Add a bit of shimmer to the dragonflies with Wink of Stella.
Cut piece of Mango Melody cardstock with the next-to-largest die in the Stitched Rectangles die set.
Cut piece of Magenta Madness 1/4″ ribbon and tie in bow around Mango Melody piece. Adhere stamped piece to Mango Melody piece. Adhere to flap on left side of card front. Only apply adhesive to one half of the stamped piece in order for the card to open.
Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp leaf image with Granny Apple Ink. Stamp flowers with Magenta Madness ink. Stamp greeting with Coastal Cabana ink. Adhere to inside of card.
I love this bright, cheerful color combination – it made me smile as I was making the card and I hope you like it!
Hello! Today’s card features the Tropical Oasis Suite and the fun fold was inspired by a recent blog post from Patty Bennett. This is such a fun suite and I especially love the bright and cheery Designer Series Papers.
Here is how I made the card.
Cut piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Cut piece of DSP at 5 1/4″ x 11 3/4″. Score at 1 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 7 3/4″ and fold accordion style. You can either adhere the smaller front flap to the larger one or leave it open.
Cut Grapefruit Grove label with next-to-largest die in the Stitched Nested Label die set.
Cut Daffodil Delight pineapple base with coordinating die from the In the Tropics set. Cut Old Olive leaf with die from set. Adhere pineapple base to bottom of label. The leaf has some partial cut outs. Pop them open and lightly curl them so they stand out. Adhere bottom part of leaf making sure that top part extends over top of label .
Die cut “aloha” from scrap piece of Real Red cardstock. Adhere to pineapple base with either a Fine Tip Glue Pen or a liquid adhesive.
Partially adhere the label piece to the front flap, leaving part of the right side unattached in order to be able to open the card.
Cut another label from Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the birthday greeting from the Timeless Tropical stamp set with Real Red ink. Adhere to the inside of the card, making sure that you place it close the fold so that it doesn’t stick out when the front flap is folded over.
Adhere folded DSP piece to the card base. You can keep the remaining flaps open or glue them shut. If you keep the back of the flaps open you can decorate them with die cuts or stamp additional greetings on pieces of Whisper White cardstock.
I’m happy that the stamp set and dies will be carrying over to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, however please note that they will no longer be sold as a bundle at the 10% discount. The coordinating products such as the DSP, embossing folder, trinkets, etc. will be retiring and will only continue to be available while supplies last.
Click here for a list of retiring products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.
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Hello and Happy Easter to my friends and customers! Despite the distancing I hope you all had a meaningful holiday. Today I’m sharing an Easter card I made with the Timeless Tulips bundle. My 98-year old father is in a local skilled nursing facility and he is doing well, however, like many of the homes in the county, there has been an outbreak of the Covid virus. I decided to make some extra cards and sent them to some of the nursing staff there as a way to let them know I am thinking of them and to bring them some cheer!
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – cut piece of thick Whisper White cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score and fold in half.
Cut piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Place the right side of the piece in the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder and run through embossing machine. Cut piece of the Daffodil Delight gingham paper from the 6×6 Brights Designer Series Papers at 2″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to left side of piece. Adhere to card base.
Die cut piece of Whisper White cardstock with next-to-largest die in the Stitched Nested Labels set. Die cut scrap piece of Whisper White with the next-to-smallest die in the same set.
Stamp stems and leaves with Old Olive ink on the large label piece. There are two leaves in the stamp set to give you both right and left images.
Stamp two of the largest tulip images on Whisper White cardstock with Daffodil Delight ink and punch out with the coordinating tulip punch. Stamp medium tulip in upper left. Stamp two of the small tulips on either side of the lower stems. Arrange punched tulips and adhere bottom half with multipurpose glue.
Stamp greeting from the Fable Friends stamp set on smaller die cut label with Basic Gray ink. Cut 9″ piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon and tie in a knot around stamped image . Trim ends.
Adhere stamped image to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere greeting with Mini Stampin’ Dimensional at bottom of piece, placing it over the ribbon.
I left the inside blank so I could write a longer note, but you can use the greeting of your choice and stamp a tulip in the lower corner.
Hello! I hope that you are managing okay during these very extraordinary circumstances. One way to stay connected to family, friends, neighbors and colleagues alike is to “make a card, send a card.” I know most of you are sitting on a stockpile of stamping supplies, so what better time than now to get them out and create cards. They don’t have to be elaborate – stamps, ink, paper is all it takes, as it is mostly the thought that counts!
For today’s card I’m featuring a thank you card I made for customers that attended my February Stamping Club. By the time I had a chance to sit down and make the cards, the shelter in place directive had taken effect, so I decided to make the cards extra special and do something bright and cheerful too! I used the Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinating daisy punches, which I haven’t used in a while, along with the beautiful Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Papers, one of the products in the Sale-A-Bration second release.
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – cut piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score and fold in half.
Cut piece of Melon Mambo cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
Cut piece of Flowering Foils DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I selected Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Melon Mambo for my color palette and used a sponge brayer to cover the DSP with the three different ink colors. Simply roll the brayer over the ink pad several times until the sponge picks up the ink and then roll it across the paper. Depending on how intense you want the color to be, you can keep reinking and sponge rolling. First I put down the Pineapple Punch, then the Grapefruit Grove and then the Melon Mambo, slightly overlapping each of the colors. I then went back a second time to further blend the lines together for each of the colors.
Stamp two large daisies and one small daisy from the Daisy Lane Stamp set for each finished daisy. One set is stamped with Pineapple Punch ink and the other with the Grapefruit Grove ink. Adhere the three daisies together with liquid glue.
Stamp greeting on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. I used the “a little note” from the Butterfly Gala stamp set not only because I like the greeting but I also like the type font too. Using a pair of paper snips, flag one of the ends to make a banner.
To put the card together, position the daisies where you’d like them and before adhering them down on the foil paper, first adhere the greeting with liquid glue, positioning one of the ends underneath a daisy. Adhere first daisy over the greeting and then adhere the second daisy, slightly overlapping the first one. Adhere piece to Melon Mambo mat. For the final touch, add a Perennial Essence Floral Center to each daisy.
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