A Well Written Happy Birthday!

I hope your Thursday is a happy one!

It really doesn’t get any easier than this.  Of course I had lots of help with Stampin’ Up!’s Well Written Dies.  There are 24 dies in the set and I guarantee you will use them over and over again.  You can mix up the words or just use one. A quick run through your die cutting machine and your done.  I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the cropped sentiment to the Night of Navy card band.

The Night of Navy and Whisper White striped Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper is stunning! The printed texture gives the look of painted canvas or linen.  I hand cropped the little flagged banner.  I thought that corner of the card needed just a little something extra.

Here are the card layer dimensions:

  • I started with a standard A-2 size Whisper White card base and covered the front with a 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ Night of Navy card stock panel;
  • The first Whisper White layer is 4″ X 5 1/4″;
  • The striped Night of Navy and Whisper White DSP is 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″;
  • The bottom Night of Navy card band layer is 4 1/4″ X 3 1/4″;
  • The Whisper White card band layer is 4 1/4″ X 3 1/8″;
  • The Night of Navy top card band sentiment layer is 4 1/4″ X 3″.

Today’s card is that perfect quick card you can pull out and send to anybody along with a handwritten birthday wish, but it does have a more masculine look to me.

So, get yourself some Well Written Dies, cut a few card stock layers, add a flagged banner and create something clean and simple.

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Magnolia Lane For You!

Happy Monday friends!

Magnolias are a favorite flower of mine.  I had a magnolia tree in my yard and always enjoyed its beautiful blooms during the Spring and into early Summer.  The most striking fact about the magnolia is that it’s a very old flower and has been gracing Earth since the very beginning of time. It is actually because of this fact that the flower represents endurance, eternity, and long life.

The Petal Pink and Whisper White striped pattern from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and the Stitched Rectangles Dies are perfect together!  This pattern has a beautiful linen-like texture which softens the stripe just enough to accommodate the magnolia.  These two elements paired with a stitched rectangle frame give today’s card a comfortably elegant look.

I borrowed the sentiment from the Let It Ride stamp set. The font is soft enough to work with the patterned paper and the magnolia and bold enough to work with the wider frame. I thought it was a good fit.

So, pull out your favorite striped pattern, add a stitched frame, fussy cut a beautiful flower and create something stunning!  Oh, and don’t forget the sparkle!

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Tea Together… It’s Your Day!

Hello friends and happy Tuesday to you!

I went off the grid for today’s post and here’s my Stampin’ Story…

It’s a rare occasion that I don’t use Stampin’ Up! products for my blog projects, but I really wanted to share this card.  I’m sure this won’t come as a surprise to you, but I have a decent amount of patterned paper tucked away in my craft room. My friend and team member, Barbara, came over last week to do some stamping.  She brought over the Tea Together stamp set and the Tea Time Dies. I don’t own either of them so naturally, I wanted to “play”. This stamp set is so pretty.

Keeping in line with the natural order of my creative process, I already made up my mind that I was going to use the tea pot but I wasn’t sure how.  My patterned paper stash came out and several pieces made their way to the floor… I always sit on the floor when I’m matching my patterned paper, it’s part of my process!  So, the patterned paper for today’s project is not Stampin’ Up!, but I thought it was such a good fit for the lines of the tea pot image.

   

This was another quick card to put together. The tea pot image was stamped with Versa Mark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment with Soft Suede ink. Soft Suede is a great color to pair with the warm pinks and corals because it’s a warm brown.

I don’t have a color palette posted today, but I did use Blushing Bride card stock as a mat for the patterned paper layers.

So, grab a beautiful tea pot image, match up some patterned paper and create something pretty!

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Come Sail Away!

A favorite “latest and greatest” of mine is the clean and classy “Come Sail Away” Suite featured in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

Those of you who have followed my blog know that I am truly a patterned paper junkie. I love to mix and match patterns for my projects and did I have a fun time creating this card!! The neutrals and blues in combination have always been a favorite of mine; so much so that I chose these colors to decorate my home. I also enjoy being at the beach and near water, so the Come Sail Away Suite had to be at the top of my wish list as soon as I saw it.

For all the details on the Come Sail Away Suite, you can click HERE or click on the shopping bag at the end of this post.

Here’s the quick “how to” for this classy masculine birthday card.

  • I started with an A-2 size Whisper White card base.
  • The Night of Navy card layer is 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″.
  • The vertical striped patterned layer is 4″ X 5 1/4″.
  • The newsprint patterned layer is 3″ X 4 1/4″ which is attached to a 3 1/8″ X 4 3/8″ Night of Navy mat.
  • The lighthouse patterned card band is 1 5/8″ X 4″ attached to a 1 3/4″ X 4″ Night of Navy mat.
  • I cropped the rope framelit from the suite in some older brushed gold card stock and framed the lighthouse patterned paper to give it a more finished look. By the way, that little rope framelit also embosses. The texture it gives the rope edge is perfect!
  • I fussy cut the Night of Navy compass from a piece of the Designer Series Paper, stamped a smaller compass with Crumb Cake ink and punched it out with my 1 1/2″ circle punch. The Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine is also part of the Suite, and of course, no card is complete without the bling.  One of the gold metallic pearls worked perfectly for the center of my compass.
  • Since I wanted to create a masculine birthday card, I borrowed the sentiment from an older retired stamp set. I thought the clean simplicity of the sentiment worked well with the overall theme of the card.

So, grab yourself a classy, clean stamp set, crop some patterned paper, don’t forget your bling and create something stunning!!

The card below was one of the “Make and Takes” at our April On Stage event for the new catalog reveal.

Sailing Home Bundle #151066

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Delightfully Detailed Amazing Celebration!

Happy Sunday!

Today’s project is quick, easy and I think it’s quite eye catching.

It wasn’t me who created that beautiful water color background, it was Stampin’ Up!.  The top layer is simply a card from the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card Pack. You can create your own projects in just a few minutes. Cut a few card bases as I did for this card, or pick up the matching Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes use your imagination to create a bunch of beautifully detailed cards. And, of course, don’t forget the bling! The coordinating Faceted Dots add the perfect finishing touch.

Here’s another sample of a card using the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card Pack. I did get a little carried away playing with the paper patterns and just had to use that grid paper!

The Card pack includes:

  • 50 double-sided cards
  • 6 single-sided laser-cut specialty cards
  • 4 sticker sheets
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, and white.

So, grab your favorite layer, add a card base and a little bling and create something simple and sweet!