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! 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.
Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow, March 31st, so you still have two days left to place an order of $50 or more to receive your free SAB items. If you love this beautiful Flowering Foil DSP, this is your last chance! It is also your last chance to purchase the Coordination Products that have been designed to coordinate with several SAB and Mini-Catalog products.
Tomorrow is also the last day to take advantage of this great offer to join Stampin’ Up! Build your starter kit by picking $125 worth of products for $99. Click here to join.
Get a FREE mini paper cutter and a selection of 6×6 Designer Series Papers from the Mini Catalog. The cutter is great for working with smaller pieces of Designer Series Paper or cardstock, as well as scraps! It is exclusive as a joining incentive and is not available for purchase.
Pick any stamp set of your choice from current catalogs (excluding host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets).
FREE shipping on the starter kit.
When you join, you will be entitled to a 20% discount on all orders.
You do not have to be a business builder! Happy Discount Shoppers and Hobby Stampers are welcome!
There is NO obligation to remain active past July 2020.
Thanks for stopping by today. Stay safe and be well!
Hello! Today’s card features the new Daisy Lane stamp set, Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating punches. I paired them up with Perennial Essence, my favorite Designer Series Paper in the new annual catalog. This was an easy card to put together.
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – cut piece of Crushed Curry cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
Cut piece of Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card base.
Cut piece of So Saffron cardstock at 1″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp “friend” greeting from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Crushed Curry ink. I also made a few thank you cards and used the “thank you” greeting from the Daisy Delight stamp set.
To make the flowers, stamp the larger daisy image from the Daisy Lane stamp set two times on piece of So Saffron from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock and punch out with the large daisy punch. Curl petals up with a bone folder. Adhere pieces together with liquid glue at center of flowers. Stamp two of the small daisies in Crushed Curry ink on piece of Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the medium daisy punch. Curl petals and adhere with liquid glue. Adhere the two sets of flowers together at center.
To finish off the card, using Old Olive cardstock, cut four leaves from the Lovely Flowers Dies. Adhere leaves to left of stamped greeting, two above and two below. Adhere daisies with Stampin’ Dimensional. Adhere Gold Faceted Gem to center of daisies.
It’s time to redeem bonus days coupons you earned in July. The deadline is August 31st. You should have received an email from Stampin’ Up! with a bonus code that you must use when placing your online order. If you need any assistance please let me know.
Two weeks remain for you to take advantage of this great deal on the Starter Kit! Spend $99 and select $155 worth of products, which is an additional $30 more than the regular cost of the kit. You will also get free shipping and a $10 coupon that can be redeemed on a future order. Now is an ideal time to join Stampin’ Up!, especially if you are planning on placing a large order from the upcoming 2019 Holiday Catalog. You will always get a 20-25% discount on your purchases. Should you decide to drop by January 2020 there will be no penalty and you will enjoy your discount and all other benefits and resources until that time.
Here’s a sneak peek of the catalog cover image.
My pre-order finally arrived so I will begin posting preview projects later this week.