Fine Art Floral Cards

Hello! Today I’m sharing two cards I made with the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate from the Fine Art Floral Suite. The DSP is beautiful on its own, however, the acetate adds a wow pop of gold! I used two different sheets of the DSP and the coordinating acetate sheets. I made a bunch of these cards so I could have a few extras on hand.

Here is how I made the cards.

  • For the card bases I chose a few different colors of cardstock that coordinated with the DSP. For these two cards I used Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo. Cut cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut one piece each of Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade cardstock at 1″ x 4″.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to front of card base.
  • Overlay the acetate sheet over the DSP to make sure that the two designs line up in the right direction. Once that is done, put the acetate sheets aside and cut strips of the DSP at 4″ x 12″ and then cut the length of the strip down to 5 1/4″. You will get two full pieces per strip.
  • Cut strips of the acetate sheets at 4″ x 12″ and then cut the length of the strips down to 5 1/4″. You will get two full pieces from each strip. Match each of these pieces with the coordinating DSP pieces.
  • To adhere the acetate to the DSP adhere a few mini glue dots on the back of acetate sheet in spots where they will not show.
  • Stamp greetings from the Art Gallery stamp set on scrap pieces of Basic White cardstock with Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade ink. Cut with the label dies from the Floral Gallery dies. I used the thank you and birthday greetings. Adhere to the 1″ cardstock strips. Adhere strips to the DSP pieces. I didn’t want the large flowers to be covered up by the strip so for each piece I adhered them either higher up or lower down.
  • Cut a 24″ length of Fine Art Floral ribbon and tie in a bow around the DSP piece over the cardstock strip. Trim ends. This ribbon is so soft to work with and adds a touch of elegance to the cards.
  • Adhere DSP piece to the Basic White cardstock piece on the card front.
  • Cut another piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamp a greeting or leave blank. I decided to leave the cards I made blank so I could personalize them for each recipient.

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Pretty Perennials Happy Mail

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for April. 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 cards that we make as a way to show appreciation to our customers. 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 these talented stampers.

Today’s card features the Pretty Perennials bundle from the mini catalog, along with two favorite products that will be retiring on May 3rd. This is the last chance for you to purchase the fabulous Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper and the Layering Ovals Dies. I was shocked to see that the dies were retiring – these are a staple for me!! Grab them now while you can – I just checked the inventory status and it is getting low.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, fold in half and crease with a bone folder.
  • Layering mat – cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • Cut piece of polka dot paper from the True Love Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using the third largest oval from the Layering Ovals dies, center it on the DSP and cut.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp the “happy” greeting from the Pretty Perennials stamp set in center with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Stamp “mail” with Melon Mambo ink directly under the “happy.” Adhere to the polka dot DSP piece.
  • Using the Perennial Petals Dies, cut one large and three next-to-largest flowers from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. I used two different papers that featured the pinks and oranges, and cut them out from different sections of the paper to get a variety of colors from the one sheet of paper.
  • Die cut the Basic Black petal overlays from scrap pieces that have been backed with pieces of an adhesive sheet. Adhere them to the flowers. Adhere the flowers to the polka dot DSP piece, arranging them around the outside of the oval.
  • Adhere piece to the Melon Mambo cardstock mat. Adhere this piece to the Basic Black cardbase with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere Elegant Faceted Gems to the flower centers. I used the Petal Pink gems.
  • Card inside – cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I die cut two small flowers from the Artistry Blooms paper and adhered them in the lower left corner. Adhere to inside of card.

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Hydrangea Hill-Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

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. Today’s card is a fun fold that features the beautiful Hydrangea Hill Suite.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Purple Posy cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Cut piece of Highland Heather Mercury Glass Designer Acetate at 4″x 5 1/4″ and adhere with Stampin’ Seal+ to card base.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 1 1/2″, 3″, 5 1/2″, 8″, fold and crease sharply with a bone folder.
  • Cut three coordinating pieces of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper at 1 1/4″ x 4″, 2 1/4″ x 4″, 2 3/4″ x 4″and adhere to folds.
  • Stamp two of the flower tops of the hydrangea. Stamp one with Gorgeous Grape ink on a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and the other with Seaside Spray ink on a piece of Purple Posy cardstock. Stamp the leaf part of the flower with Old Olive ink on piece of Old Olive cardstock. Die cut with the coordinating Hydrangea dies. Trim away the stems. Die cut one set of flower petals with Purple Posy cardstock and two sets with Gorgeous Grape cardstock.
  • Adhere the flower petals on the two flowers. Arrange them around the flowers before adhering and then do one at a time with a tiny dot of liquid glue in the center of each petal so that you have some wiggle room to move them around to adjust how they fit. I found it very helpful to use a tweezer to hold the petals while applying the glue and then flipping to the other side to adhere.
  • Adhere the two flowers together and then adhere the leaves.
  • Stamp “For You” greeting for front of card with Gorgeous Grape ink on scrap piece of Purple Posy cardstock and cut with the tag die.
  • Cut two lengths of white bakers twine and tie in a bow.
  • Adhere the flower to the card front, making sure to only glue the left half of the piece onto the front flap so that the card can open. Adhere the tag under the bottom of the Gorgeous Grape flower. Adhere the bow with a mini glue dot.
  • For the inside of the fun folds, on the first panel, stamp the small open petal randomly with Misty Moonlight ink.
  • Stamp greeting for inside of card with Gorgeous Grape ink on scrap piece of Purple Posy cardstock. Cut with the label die from the Hydrangea Dies set. Adhere to top of the larger panel.
  • Fussy cut one of the floral clusters from the DSP and adhere under the greeting.
  • To finish off the card, add one of the Gorgeous Grape Pastel Pearls to the tag and two more around the card front.

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Handsomely Suited Polo Shirt Cards

Hello! I needed a few masculine birthday cards so I turned to the Well Suited Suite in the mini catalog. I saw a few cute cards made by Tina Zinck and Michelle Strazds on Pinterest that were made to look like polo shirts and CASEd them, making a few changes. I did one in Night of Navy and the other in Smoky Slate. They were a lot of fun and very easy to put together!

Here is how I made the cards.

  • Card base – cut piece of Night of Navy or Smoky Slate cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Well Suited Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut a “V” in the center. I used the collar die from the Suit and Ties Dies and made the “V” by centering the die at the 2″ mark, slightly below the top of the DSP, traced with a pencil and cut out with Paper Snips.
  • Die cut collar and long strip with either Night of Navy or Basic Gray cardstock. The long strip will be used for the button placket. Trim the strip to 2″ and adhere to DSP below the center of the “V.” Adhere collar piece.
  • Die cut pocket from DSP and die cut the contrasting trip with the small strip die. Adhere to top of pocket. Adhere to DSP base.
  • Die cut Basic White buttons with the button die. There are six buttons on the one die so I used three for each card. Adhere them to the placket. I used the putty tip on the Take Your Pick tool to pick up each button, place them on Mini Glue Dots, and then onto the placket.
  • For the Night of Navy card stamp the birthday greeting from the Handsomely Suited stamp set with Night of Navy ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and punch out with the Tailored Tag punch. Adhere to DSP base. Adhere DSP piece to Night of Navy card base.
  • For the Smoky Slate card stamp the birthday greeting with Basic Gray ink. Punch out with the Tailored Tag Punch. Punch another tag with a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock. Cut in half horizontally. Adhere one piece to top of tag and the other piece to the bottom of the tag so that it frames the Basic White tag. Adhere to DSP base and adhere entire piece to Smoky Slate card base.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Leave blank or stamp a greeting and adhere to inside of card.

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Happy Galentine’s Day!

Hello! Today’s cards feature the Hearts & Kisses Bundle. When I saw this bundle in the mini catalog, as a woman that loves lipstick and feels naked when I’m not wearing it, I knew I had to purchase it! I also thought that it would make great cards to send to my gal pals to celebrate Galentine’s Day! As I’m writing this post, I’ve already heard back from a few of them to say how much they loved receiving their cards! One of my friends has a Valentine’s Day birthday and another has a birthday on February 17 so I used a birthday greeting for those two cards.

Here is how I made the cards.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I used From My Heart Specialty DSP from the 2020 Spring Mini Catalog, now retired. Adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and run through your die cutting machine with the largest rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  • Stamp the lipstick streak image from the Hearts & Kisses stamp set with Flirty Flamingo ink at the top and bottom of the die cut piece, stamping off first, before stamping onto the cardstock. For the birthday card I stamped the Galentine’s Day greeting with Real Red ink in between the stamped streaks. For the Galentine’s Day card I used the Hello Fabulous greeting from the Dressed to Impress stamp set.
  • Stamp two lips with Flirty Flamingo ink, punch out with the Kiss Punch and adhere on top of the streaks. Embellish with three Resin Hearts. Adhere piece to card front.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. For the birthday card I stamped it with the Happy Birthday greeting from the Happy Thoughts stamp set and I used the Happy Galentine’s Day greeting for the rest of the cards. I stamped the greetings and the xoxo with Real Red ink. Stamp the lipstick with Flirty Flamingo ink. Adhere to inside.

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True Love Valentine’s Day Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing another Valentine’s Day card that was one of the projects in my January class to go. It features the True Love Designer Series Paper.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of the True Love DSP with the stripes at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Run through your die cutting machine with the largest rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″. Cut a piece of an Adhesive Sheet the same size and adhere to cardstock. Using the “Love” die from the Always Dies, run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to bottom of the Basic Black rectangle.
  • Select one of the double flowers from a sheet of the True Love DSP. Color the flowers with Real Red light and dark Stampin’ Blends. Color leaves with Mossy Meadow light and dark Stampin’ Blends. Fussy cut and adhere to Basic Black rectangle. Adhere several white Resin Hearts from the Snail Mail suite. Adhere Basic Black piece to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting with Real Red ink. You can use any of the greetings from the stamp sets in the Love You Always. I used the “Happy Heart Day” greeting from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set. Adhere to inside of card.

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Flower & Field-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for February. 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 cards that we make as a way to show appreciation to our customers. 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 showcases the pretty Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, one of the Sale-A-Bration items you can earn for free with a $50 order. This is an easy layout that makes DSP the star of the show.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Just Jade cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, fold in half and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Flower & Field DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut in half on the diagonal by lining up opposite corners along the cutting track of the paper trimmer. Once you make the cut, without pulling the two pieces apart, gently turn the piece around so that you are now cutting the two other opposite corners. You have now cut out an “X” and can pull the triangles apart.
  • For this card I decided to use both sides of the DSP, however, you can mix and match with other contrasting pieces of DSP. You would just cut another piece of DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and repeat the cutting process for making the “X.”
  • Adhere one set of triangles , matching the points in the center of the card front. Adhere the second set of triangles and space them so that some of the card base shows in between.
  • Stamp greeting from the Heal Your Heart stamp set, another Sale-A-Bration item, with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on scrap piece of So Saffron cardstock. Run through your die cutting & embossing machine with one of the labels from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  • Die cut two sets of the smallest set of leaves from the Pierced Blooms Dies, a fabulous set of dies in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Adhere the leaves to opposite sides of the label with glue dots. Adhere label to center of card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the smaller image from the Corner Bouquet stamp set with Just Jade ink in the lower left corner and adhere to inside of card. I chose not to stamp a greeting in order to write a personalized note.

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