Poinsettia Place Gleaming in Real Red!

Happy Friday and I have a surprise today!

One of my Team members, Georgia Egan, designed and created today’s project.  It is stunning and once again, pardon my photography.

What amazed me most about this card is that it looks as though Georgia toiled for hours to get this look.  Well, she didn’t!  This is a quick and easy card if there ever was one.  The Poinsettia Petals Bundle, the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and Red, Green and Gold Foil Sheets did all the work.  The textured Plush Poinsettia Special Paper background layer gives this card even more elegance. Notice the embossed details in the poinsettia flower and leaves.

Georgia attached the poinsettia petal layers meticulously with Multipurpose Glue. The leaves and berry twigs are perfectly placed and tucked under the flower with Mini Glue Dots.

When you look closely at Georgia’s card, you see how balanced her elements are.  She kept the gold foil berry sprigs pretty close to both the top and bottom edges of the card.  By doing that, the Poinsettia flower is perfectly placed.  The Merry Christmas sentiment banner is also nicely placed with just about the same distance from the bottom of the card as it is from the right side of the card. Georgia used the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Brightly Gleaming stamp set and stamped it in Real Red ink.

I would love to be the recipient of this beautiful card.

So get out your Poinsettia Petals Bundle, add a few gleaming sprigs and some plush paper and create something classically Christmas!

The only limitation is your imagination!

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We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time save on some of our most popular paper designs!  There is no limit to how many you can order. You can click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

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Hooray! Quite Curvy is Playing With Patterns!

Oh what Fun!  Today’s card was a snap to put together and so much fun to play with all the colors.  I was clueless as to what to create for today’s post. The Playing With Patterns DSP was on the corner of my desk so I looked at every pattern and found my inspiration. This piece of patterned paper screamed “Curvy Celebrations” to me!  The Playing With Patterns DSP is 15% off now through October 31st.  Details are below.

I cut the DSP into strips and ran each one through my cutting machine with the Curvy Dies.  Layering my cropped strips was easy since I followed the color pattern in the Designer Series Paper.  Calypso Coral and Night of Navy is another favorite color combination of mine. They both popped out on the patterned paper, so I used Calypso Coral as my card base and Night of Navy for my sentiment.

I really love how this card turned out. This is a cute project for a masculine birthday or a child’s birthday.  Make a few to have on hand for just about any celebration. That’s exactly what I intend to do.

The new Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is being released on November 3rd. I love the versatility and product coordination of this Bundle and you will, as well. Quite Curvy Variety Bundle products cannot be purchased individually during the early release.  They will be available separately in the January 2021 Mini Catalog.

So, pull out some colorful Designer Series Paper, crop a few curvy layers, and create something fun!

The only limitation is your imagination!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time save on some of our most popular paper designs!  There is no limit to how many you can order. You can click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

The new Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is being released on November 3rd. I love the versatility and product coordination of this Bundle and you will, as well. Quite Curvy Variety Bundle products cannot be purchased individually during the early release in November.  They will be available separately in the January 2021 Mini Catalog.  So, get the bundle as soon as you can and mark your calendars for November 3rd.

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Heartfelt Thanks In Good Taste!

Happy Monday!

I finally opened my “In Good Taste” Designer Series Paper pack.  There was not one single pattern in the pack that I didn’t love. The paper has no texture to the touch, but the photographed images are so detailed that you have to touch it to know it’s not textured.  They are amazing and will work well for a variety of projects.

Today’s project is a clean and simple card with lots of layers and a cropped sentiment.

  • I alternated Gray Granite and Whisper White layers on a Gray Granite card base and added my top patterned DSP layer.
  • My sentiment banner is placed low on the card to showcase more of this cool chevron pattern.
  • I used the Well Written Dies and Rococo Rose card stock to cut the “thanks” sentiment and the little hearts. There were a few accent color choices I thought to use. When I tried the Rococo Rose next to the patterned paper, I saw a lot of the pink hue in the pattern so I decided to use the Rococo Rose.  It also works very nicely with Gray Granite.
  • A little Linen Thread wrapped around the sentiment banner and tied into a bow gave this card the simple finishing touch I wanted.

In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is one of the Designer Series Paper packs on sale now through October 31st.

So, pull out a pretty patterned paper, cut a few layers, crop a sentiment, add a few hearts and create something simple and heartfelt.

The only limitation is your imagination!

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We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!  There is no limit to how many you can order. You can click on the image below or click below to see the patterns on sale.

 

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Sneak Peek! – Curvy Christmas Merry Christmas!

Happy Sunday!

Here’s another SNEAK PEEK of the new Quite Curvy Variety Bundle, being released on November 3rd. I love the versatility and product coordination of this Bundle and you will, as well.

This is my second project using the The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle.  The Bundle includes two stamp sets, a die set, and beautiful Classic Christmas 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper. The color palette features Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and Sahara Sand.

The Quite Curvy Bundle will be featured in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog, but now’s your chance to get it before the official release!  Quite Curvy Variety Bundle products cannot be purchased individually during the early release.  They will be available separately in the January 2021 Mini Catalog.

The Curvy Christmas stamp set  (a limited edition stamp set) and the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper will only be available during the promotion (November 3rd through January 4th) or while supplies last (for the DSP). So, get the bundle as soon as you can and mark your calendars for November 3rd.

Below is a quick and easy tutorial for today’s project.

  • My clean and simple card today features the Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper.
  • I stamped three pine boughs with some Shaded Spruce Ink in the center of a 3 1/4″ X 4 5/8″ Whisper White layer.
  • I used the little dot stamp to stamp a few Cherry Cobbler “berries” on the pine boughs.
  • I stamped the bow with Cherry Cobbler ink, fussy cut the image and attached it to the top of my pine boughs with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • You will love using the ribbon bow image from the stamp set. It is just too cute!
  • The clean and simple “Merry Christmas” sentiment stamp fit perfectly at the bottom of my top layer.
  • I attached the Whisper White top layer to a thin mat layer using Cherry Cobbler card stock.
  • That pretty Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White dotted DSP layer is 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″; attached to a thin Cherry Cobbler mat layer.
  • The card layers sit nicely on a standard A-2 Whisper White card base.

You are going to truly enjoy using the products from the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle.

Click here or on the image below for a downloadable and printable PDF for the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle

The only limitation is your imagination!

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Brightly Gleaming Time To Shine!

Happy Thursday!  Wow, what a wonderful Blog Hop all of us Pals had yesterday.  The comments were great and the talent was over the moon and the stars!!

Speaking of stars, I cropped lots of stars from the Stitched Stars Dies to create my card today.  My inspiration came from a card I posted back in 2016.  I was updating my Project Gallery and saw the card.

Out came the stars patterned paper from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  The patterned paper gave me my color inspiration: Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla, and the sentiment is from the Daisy Lane stamp set.

I added layers to this card because I really wanted to “lift” the patterned paper. A few thin mat layers will usually do that. Thin layers will also add a clean finished look to most card designs. There really is no particular pattern placement with the stars, I just kept both the colors and the elements in balance.

Design Tip:  

  • When I use the design term “balance” it simply means that the elements on the card are balanced to the frame.
  • If you look at the bottom left Mossy Meadow star, it’s about the same distance from the bottom of the patterned paper layer as the Night of Navy star on the top left corner is from the top of the patterned paper layer.
  • All of the left sided elements are placed roughly the same distance from the left edge of the patterned paper layer and the same goes for the elements on the right side of the design.

Pretty cool, right? It works every time!

Below is my card inspiration and you can click here or on the image below to see my original post.

So, get out your Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, add a few layers, crop lots of stars and create something that’s ready to shine!

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FREE PDF TUTORIAL FOR THIS BRIGHTLY GLEAMING CELEBRATION CARD

 

The only limitation is your imagination!

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We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!  There is no limit to how many you can order. You can click on the image above or click below to see the patterns on sale.

 

Click here for a printable PDF of the Designer Series Paper on sale.