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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Whale Done-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for September. 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 projects posted by so many talented stampers.

Today’s card features products from the Whale of a Time suite. This is one of the cards we will be making in my September Class to Go. As a Pisces, I was immediately attracted to the beautiful ocean life in the DSP and the bright color palette! Slimline cards are all the rage these days, so I decided to give it a go.

Here’s how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Pool Party cardstock at 7″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 8 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock at 3 1/8″ x 8 1/8″. Cut piece of Pool Party Sheer ribbon and tie in a knot at right side of cardstock. Adhere to card front.
  • Cut out three different prints from the DSP at 2 1/2″ x 3″.
  • Stamp greeting with Blackberry Bliss ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Die cut with the smallest of the narrower dies from the Stitched Rectangular dies.
  • Select a sheet of DSP with whale images and punch out one of the larger images that fits the Whale Builder Punch.
  • I wanted to use papers that all had Pool Party in them in order to tie everything together and thought the the top portion of the DSP I used for the middle piece would work well for the piece on the left. I added texture to the piece by running it through the Seabed 3D embossing folder.
  • Assemble the card front by adhering each of the three pieces of DSP, spacing them evenly across the Granny Apple cardstock layer.
  • Adhere die cut greeting at bottom of the embossed piece. Adhere whale. You can pop it up with dimensionals if you wish. On the center piece of DSP I added two small strips of tear and tape and dumped a bunch of the Whale of a Time sequins on top of them until I had enough sequins sticking to the paper. I used the Pick it Tool to help move the sequins around. I got this great tip from one of Patty Bennett’s blog posts.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 8 1/4″. Stamp the turtle and sea horse images with Just Jade ink. I stamped off a few of the images. Adhere to inside of card.

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Prized Peony-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for August. 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 sympathy card I made to send to a friend whose mother recently passed away. It uses products from the beautiful Peony Garden Suite. I made the original card with Petal Pink and then decided to make a few extras with Purple Posy, which I’m showing here. I used a variation on one of my favorite layouts.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut piece of Purple Posy cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score and fold in half.
  • First layer – cut piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 4″ x 4″. Cut piece of Gray Granite floral paper from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper at 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″. Adhere to cardstock piece.
  • Cut a length of Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and tie around the layered piece. Adhere to card base.
  • For the second layer cut piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Run through embossing machine with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Stamp large peony image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on piece of Whisper White cardstock. Color the flower with Purple Posy and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. For the flower I wanted a paler, softer look so didn’t go too heavy with the darker of the blends. Color leaves with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Cut out with the coordinating Peony Dies.
  • Stamp greeting with Basic Gray ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Cut out with the stitched banner die from the Tasteful Labels Die set.
  • Adhere peony and greeting to embossed piece. Adhere second layer to first layer.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting with Basic Gray ink. Stamp small peony flower in bottom left of card. Color with Stampin’ Blends. Adhere to inside of card.
  • Stamp small peony flower in bottom corner of envelope and color with Blends. I slid a piece of paper into the envelope before coloring so that the ink didn’t bleed through to the other side of the envelope.

Here are the Petal Pink and Purple Posy cards shown together.

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Arrange a Wreath-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

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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Field of Flowers-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

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!

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Botanical Prints-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for May. 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 card features the Botanical Prints Product Medley in the 2020 Mini Catalog. I fell in love with this medley as soon as I saw it in the catalog, ordered it right away and then it sat, untouched until I finally pulled it out over the weekend. I don’t know how I neglected this – obviously got sidetracked somewhere along the way! I made a bunch of these cards to thank customers for their April orders. This lovely set will be retiring on June 2nd and I will be sad to see it go. I used the same layout as the Free as a Bird card I posted last week for Kylie’s International Blog Highlights, as it is a great way to showcase our designer series papers.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. This will be used as the base to attach the DSP and ribbon.
  • Cut one piece of DSP at 2″ x 5 1/4″ and two contrasting pieces of DSP at 2″ x 2/12″ and 2″ x 2 3/4″ and adhere to card.
  • Cut piece of ribbon at 6″ and adhere to card, covering center seam of the DSP, folding both ends of the ribbon to the back of the card. I used a small piece of tape to hold them in place. Adhere this base to the card base.
  • Stamp floral image on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp greeting with Tuxdeo Black Memento Ink, using the Stamparatus to position it so it is centered properly.
  • Cut oval with the die from Layering Ovals set. Cut piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock with a scalloped die from the Layering Ovals set.
  • Color the image with Stampin’ Blends. I used Old Olive light and dark for the leaves, Cajun Craze light and dark, Pumpkin Pie light for the flowers. Adhere image to the Terracotta Tile oval piece.
  • Adhere oval to center of card. Use several Mini Glue Dots to adhere dragonfly to image.

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Floral Dresses-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! I’m so excited that spring begins in the United States just a few days from now! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for March. 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 two cards I made using a dress template as the focal point. I was going through some old issues of Stamper’s Sampler and Take Ten magazines recently and saw this dress template and the creative juices began to flow. I loved coloring and playing with paper dolls when I was a child and in my teen years, living in New York City, one of the fashion capitals of the world, had thought of a career in fashion at one point, so it has been fun to revisit my “inner fashion designer” !! I apologize for the quality of some of the photos. With glare from lighting and the metallics in the cards it was challenging!

The first card uses products from the Parisian Blossoms Suite. Here is how I made the card.

  • For the card base, cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of DSP from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • For the dress, I photocopied the page from the magazine and then reduced the image to 90%, cut out and traced it around piece of the Pool Party floral DSP.
  • I stamped the blossom image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set with Early Espresso ink five times on a piece of Whisper White cardstsock. I lightly water colored the centers of the flowers with Pool Party and Petal Pink with an aquapainter and cut them out with the die from the Cherry Blossoms die set.
  • Using the Cherry Blossoms die set I also cut out a variety of blossoms from a scrap piece of Champagne Foil.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Early Espresso ink on a scrap piece of Petal Pink cardstock and cut out with die from the Ornate Frames Dies that carried over from the Holiday Catalog. This has been a “go to” set of dies for me!
  • Tie a piece of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic Edge Ribbon around dress waist. Adhere dress on slight angle to card front. Adhere sentiment with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Arrange die cut flowers along both edges of dress and glue down each one individually with multipurpose glue along both sides of the dress.
  • Add some Champagne Rhinestones along the neckline of the dress.
  • For the inside of the card I decided not to stamp a greeting so I cut a strip of the Pool Party floral DSP at 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhered along the side of a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4.”

For the next card I wanted to play with the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release.

  • Cut piece of Rococo Rose cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of the Flowering Foils DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Color the paper using a sponge brayer and Rocoso Rose ink.
  • Cut piece of 1/2″ Rococo Rose gathered ribbon and adhere to DSP, folding both ends over each side of the card. I used pieces of tape to secure both sides of the ribbon. Adhere DSP to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the dress, cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 6″. Using the brayer and Rococo Rose ink, color the inside of the raised side of the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, insert paper and run through an embossing machine. Trace dress template and cut out.
  • For the bow on the dress I wanted to use the gathered ribbon but it was too wide and bulky when I tried tying it on the dress so I ended up cutting away the gold middle of the ribbon and just using the edges, which gave me a double bow.
  • Adhere dress to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I put them all around the dress and down the middle.
  • I colored some Pearl Basic Jewels with the Light Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends and adhered to the dress.
  • For the inside of the card I decided not to use a greeting. I cut a piece of the Flowering Foils DSP at 3/4″ x 4″. I colored in the flowers with the Light Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends and the Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends for the centers, and adered to bottom piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″.

I had lots of fun making these cards and have a few more ideas that I will be featuring here in the next week so be sure to visit again.

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