Black and Pink Country Bouquet Card

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Today’s card uses the Country Bouquet Bundle, however, I created this card with a totally different look by using my favorite Valentine’s Day colors-black, pink, and a touch of red-rather than using the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Papers. I had fun making this card and was happy that it came out looking like what I had visualized!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and run through a die cutting machine with the Split Card Textures Die. Cut a piece of Polished Pink Designer Series Paper at 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″. I used a sheet from the 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP that I had from the 2021-2022 annual catalog, which is now retired so you can use the DSP from the 2022-2023 annual catalog. Adhere to back of black die cut piece with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the greeting from the Country Bouquet stamp set towards the bottom of the black die cut piece with Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. The white embossing powder is no longer sold separately. It is now included in the Basics Stampin’ Emboss Powder set, which also includes black and clear powders.
  • Stamp nine hearts from the Country Bouquet stamp set with Flirty Flamingo, Polished Pink, Blushing Bride, and Sweet Sorbet or Real Red inks on piece of Basic White cardstock and punch out with the coordinating Country Bouquet Punch. Stamp both the large and small hearts, which will be used on the inside of the card.
    • Arrange the hearts along the split line on the black die cut piece, overlapping them in different directions. When you like how it looks, adhere with liquid glue. Adhere piece to the card front
    • Stamp greeting with Polished Pink ink on inside of card. Randomly adhere a few of the smaller hearts that were punched out along with the large hearts.

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    Abigail Rose Suite Cards

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    Today I have two cards for you, both using the lovey Abigail Rose Suite in the annual catalog. Sadly, I’ve had to make four sympathy cards between Christmas and New Year’s Day. For some reason, I never seem to get around to using this suite so I decided to finally break it open. While I was at it, I needed to make a birthday card for a friend so made two cards with the suite as well.

    Here is how I made this sympathy card.

    • Card base – Cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
    • Cut a piece of the Petal Pink stripe paper from the Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper at 4″ x5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
    • Cut a piece of DSP with the script on the Early Espresso background at 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″. Lightly color in the flowers with the light and dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. Color the stems with the light Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend. Adhere to a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock cut at at 3″ x 4 1/2″.
    • Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 1 3/4″ x 3″. Stamp sympathy greeting from the Something Fancy stamp set from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog with Early Espresso ink. Run through die cutting machine with a label from the Something Fancy Dies.
    • Cut a piece of Natural 1/2″ Woven Ribbon at 12″. Wrap around tulip piece and tie in a knot on the left side. The ribbon is from the now-retired July-December 2022 Holiday Catalog. If you don’t have this ribbon you can substitute it with something else in your stash. Adhere greeting over the ribbon. Adhere the tulip piece to front of card.

    Here is how I made this birthday card.

    • Cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
    • Cut a piece of Abigail Rose DSP at 3 3/4″ x 5 and run through die cutting machine with the next to largest Deckled Rectangle Die. Adhere at a slight angle to card front.
    • Cut a piece of the DSP that looks like a notebook page at 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ and run through die cutting machine with the third largest Deckled Rectangle Die. Adhere at an opposite angle to the first piece of DSP.
    • Cut a 3 1/2″ square of Very Vanilla cardstock. Stamp floral image from the Cottage Rose stamp set with Memento Black ink. Color the large flower with light and dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. Color the center of the flower with dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend. Add Wink of Stella to the center. Color the leaves with light and dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Color the tiny flowers with light Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend.
    • Run piece through die cutting machine with coordinating Cottage Flowers Dies. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • Stamp birthday greeting with Early Espresso ink on scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Run through die cutting machine with die from the Something Fancy Dies. Adhere to card front.
    • Add some bling with a few Champagne Rhinestones.

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    The kit contains everything you need to make nine cards, 3 each of 3 different designs and nine coordinating envelopes; photopolymer stamp set; Mango Melody Stampin’ Spot; peek-through window scene on each card front; precut critters, labels, raindrop embellishments and more. Coordinating colors are: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce.

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    Country Bouquet Card

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    Today’s card features products from the Country Floral Lane Suite in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. It is a quick and easy card to put together. This is such a sweet collection of products and I’m having fun working with it. I like the funky heart shape and think it is whimsical! I especially love the Country Gingham 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper! I’m always happy to see gingham designs because I think they work well with just about everything as a background.

    Here is how I made the card.

    • Card base – cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
    • Cut a piece of the heart paper from the Country Floral DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
    • Cut a piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock and a piece of Petal Pink DSP from the Country Gingham DSP at 3″ x 4 1/2″ each. Adhere to card front.
    • Run a piece of Basic White cardstock through a die cutting machine with the medium size die with the curved top from the Designer Tags Dies.
    • Stamp the large heart on the tag with Sweet Sorbet ink. Stamp the small open hearts with Petal Pink ink. Stamp greeting with Mint Macaron ink. Adhere to card front
    • Cut an 8″ length of red ribbon from the Real Red & Burlap Combo Pack and tie into a bow. Adhere to top of tag with a glue dot and trim the tails on the bow.
    • Embellish with a few Petal Pink Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

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    New Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Begin Today!

    Hello and Happy New Year! The beginning of January is always an exciting time! Today, the new Mini Catalog goes live and you can start earning free products during the annual Sale-A-Bration promotion.

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    Happy Chanukah Cards

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    Today is the seventh and next-to-last day of Chanukah. Here are two of the cards I designed to send to family and friends. Since Stampin’ Up! hasn’t had a Chanukah stamp set in many years I have had to purchase stamp sets from other companies. This year I purchased a new stamp set and coordinating dies from Honey Bee. I use Stampin’ Up products such as cardstock, Designer Series Paper and Specialty Papers, ink and embellishments. I also use retired products that I’ve kept, knowing that they work well with my limited blue, silver and gold color palette. This year I used Starry Sky, one of the 2022-2024 In Colors in several of the cards. It is such a bright and pretty blue and it worked beautifully. I also used greetings from the Brightest Glow stamp set in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. I loved that many of the greetings, while intended for Christmas cards, would be perfect for my cards because Chanukah is also known as the Festival of Lights and some of the greetings include the word “light.”

    Here is how I made this card.

    • Card base – cut a piece of Basic White Thick cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
    • Cut a piece of the variegated paper from the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and run through a die cutting machine with the largest Deckled Edge Rectangle die. Adhere to card base.
    • Cut a piece of the silver dot paper from the Silver & Gold Specialty Paper at 3″ x 4 1/4″ and run through die cutting machine with the third largest Deckled Edge Rectangle Die and adhere to card front. This DSP was a free Sale-A-Bration item earlier this year.
    • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ and run through die cutting machine with the fourth largest Deckled Edge Rectangle Die. Flick Wink of Stella and Night of Navy and Starry Sky ink onto piece with Stampin’ Blends.
    • To make the candles, cut 1/2″ strips of the Starry Sky paper from the 2022-2024 In Color 6″x6″ Glimmer Paper and back with 1/2″ pieces of an adhesive sheet. For the flames, cut a scrap piece of Silver Foil Paper and back with an adhesive sheet. Use scrap pieces of Basic White cardstock for the candle backing pieces. Use the candle and flame dies from the Sentiment Silhouettes Dies. Die cut nine candles and nine backing pieces. Adhere together. Cut nine flames. Arrange candles on the Basic White Deckled Edge Rectangle piece and adhere with liquid glue. Adhere candle flames.
    • Stamp greeting with Starry Sky ink at bottom of the piece. The greeting I used is from the Honey Bee stamp set. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • Stamp greeting with Starry Sky ink on inside of card.

    Here is how I made this card. I got the idea from Pinterest and apologize for not remembering who it came from. I had thought of using DSP strips for the candles and this design shows off the DSP very nicely.

    • Card base – cut a piece of Starry Sky cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
    • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Run through embossing machine with the Peacock Embossing Folder (retired) and adhere to card front. I love this folder and it looks like flames!
    • Cut eight strips of Designer Series Paper at 3/8″ x 3″ and one strip at 1/2″ x 3″. I used paper from the Sun Prints DSP and the 2022-2024 In Color 6″x6″ DSP. Arrange the strips on the card front, placing the 1/2″ strip in the middle. Adhere with liquid glue.
    • Make the flames by using any bird punch that has a separate wing. I used a retired punch to do this. Use a scrap piece of Gold Foil paper and punch nine pieces. Adhere with either liquid glue or a glue dot.
    • Stamp greeting with Starry Sky ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Run through die cutting machine with the smallest label die from the Seasonal Labels die set. Adhere over candles with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamp a greeting from the Brightest Glow stamp set with Starry Sky ink. Adhere to inside of card.

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    Leaves of Holly Card

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    Today, I’m posting my last Christmas card for the season and it is from the Boughs of Holly Suite. I had big plans to do many more cards with this beautiful suite, but you know what they say about the best laid plans……… I didn’t get around to using much of the Boughs of Holly DSP, however, I think this is an elegant card, even without it. I chose to use Very Vanilla cardstock rather than Basic White to give a richer look. I used the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder for the background. This folder is one of my all-time favorites and I will never part with it!!

    Here is how I made the card.

    • Card base – Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
    • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and run through a die cutting and embossing machine with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere to card front.
    • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3″ x 4″ and using the leaf label die from the Holly Berry Dies, run through die cutting machine. Run a scrap piece of Old Olive cardstock through die cutting machine with the double leaf die. Adhere to the leaves on the label.
    • Run small scraps of Old Olive and Evening Evergreen cardstock through die cutting machine with the sprig die. Adhere behind the leaves on label. Adhere label to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    • Run a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock through die cutting machine with the berry die. Die cut the berry accent piece with a scrap piece of Vanilla Glimmer Paper from the Glimmer Specialty Paper. Adhere to berries. Adhere to label.
    • Die cut the smaller label with a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamp greeting with Cherry Cobbler ink. Adhere to leaf label.
    • Embellish card front with several Cherry Cobbler Festive Pearls.
    • Cut another piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp greeting and adhere to inside of card.

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    Free Shipping Day December 15

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    Stampin’ Up! has announced a free 24-hour shipping day for all orders of $75 or more on December 15th. Ordering begins at 12:00am and ends at 11:59pm Mountain Time. Please be advised that due to increased shipping times and possible shipping delays during the month of December, we can’t guarantee delivery before Christmas.

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