It’s a Beautiful Day

Today I’m featuring the second of four cards we made in my class last week using   the Tropical Escape and Petal Promenade designer series papers.  This card uses one of the beautiful Petal Promenade papers.  I also used the floral die from the  Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, which is part of the Garden Impressions Suite.

I cut a piece of Grapefruit Grove cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″  for the card base.  Next I cut a piece of the designer paper at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  I die cut the floral image using a piece of Petal Pink cardstock and attached it to the designer paper using the fine-tip glue pen.  I then attached this to the card base.  Next I stamped the beautiful day greeting from the Love What You Do stamp set with Grapefruit Grove ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I also stamped one of the small floral images from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set  next to the greeting.

I cut the greeting using one of the circles from the Layering Circles Framelits and then cut a larger circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits with a piece of the Grapefruit Grove cardstock and attached them together and then attached it to the card.  I added a small Grapefruit Grove faceted dot to the small flower for a little touch of bling.  I cut a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of designer paper and attached it to the bottom of a 4″x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside of the card.



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Something Old Something New

Today I’m sharing cards I made with  two favorite floral stamp sets from the 2017-2018 annual and occasions catalogs.  I’m glad that both of these sets are carrying over to the new 2018-2019 annual catalog that goes live this Friday, June 1st! The something new is that I have used some of the awesome brand new colors that are part of the Color Revamp.

The first card includes products from the Petal Garden Suite which is being retired.  The Graceful Garden stamp set, Garden Trellis embossing folder and 1/8″ sheer ribbons will, however, be carried over into the new catalog.  The stamp set has two beautiful rose images that are perfect for coloring with watercolor pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers or Stampin’ Blends.  I stamped the large rose image with Jet Black StazOn ink onto Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored it with Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink and Granny Apple inks using a blender pen.  I matted it onto a piece Petal Pink cardstock that I embossed with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  I used three Berry Burst glitter enamel dots for a touch of bling.  For an added accent, I used the the Seasoned Layers Thinlits set  to cut a scalloped edge from a one inch strip of the Share What You Love designer paper.

Supplies used: Graceful Garden Stamp Set; Garden Trellis Embossing Folder;  Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pads; Jet Black StazOn Ink; Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink, Shimmery White cardstock; Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper; Glitter Enamel Dots (retiring); Seasonal Layers Thinlits; Blender Pens; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Big Shot.

This next card features products from the very popular Petal Palette Suite in the 2017-2018 Occasions catalog.  The Petal Palette stamp set and Petals & More Thinlits can be purchased as a bundle with a 10% discount until today, May 31st.  As of June 1st these products will be available in the new catalog but will no longer be sold as a bundle – each product can be purchased separately.  All other products in this suite will be retiring, including the Petal Passion designer series paper, one of my most favorite paper sets in all the years I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  For this card I used Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green cardstock and inks and they sure do pop against the black and white background paper.  I’m loving this color combination and know I will be using it on many future projects!  I used a pearlized doily against a background of the Highland Heather cardstock, which I cut out with one of the scalloped circle dies from the Layering Circle Framelits set.

Supplies used: Petal Palette Stamp Set; Petals & More Thinlits; Layering Circles Framelits; Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather cardstock; Petal Passion designer series paper (retiring); Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pads; Jet Black StazOn ink; Pearlized Doilies; Blender Pens; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Fine Tip Glue Pen; Big Shot.

Today is the last day that you will be able to order any of the retired products from my online store.