Abigail Rose Pretty Wishes

I love the name Abigail Rose! It’s so pretty and Abigail Rose is the perfect name for this new Product Suite. It’s featured on pages 56 and 57 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. The Suite includes the Cottage Rose Stamp set and Cottage Flowers Dies. These products make up the Cottage Rose Bundle. Stampin’ Up! “Bundles” stamp sets and coordinating dies to save you 10%.

The Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper is part of this Product Suite. What can I say? I had the paper before I purchased the Cottage Rose Bundle. Odd, but true! I always look at the Designer Series Paper first, then decide on the rest. The Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper features the softer shades of Very Vanilla, Petal Pink, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake. Mix these neutrals with the deep tones of Early Espresso and Basic Black and you have a winner!

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • Today’s card is so easy to prepare and assemble.
  • The card base is Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • The circle pattern Designer Series Paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I used one of the Deckled Rectangles Dies to cut the Petal Pink striped Designer Series Paper. It measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.
  • The “notebook” page ledger patterned paper layer is 3″ x 4 1/4. This layer is also die cut with one of the Deckled Rectangles Dies.
  • I used the “notebook” edge die from the Blossoming Happiness Dies to give this layer a page torn out of a notebook look.
  • The flower cluster from the Cottage Rose stamp set is stamped with Smoky Slate ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • I die cut the “cottage rose” cluster with the coordinating die from the Cottage Flowers Dies.
  • Petal Pink and Soft Succulent ink, along with a sponge dauber, helped me give a color shading to the flower cluster.
  • I cut about 9″ of the Natural Finish Ribbon, folded it and angle cut the ends. This ribbon is soft and supple. It’s stunning!
  • The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels are a great embellishment for this Product Suite.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Smoky Slate ink directly on the patterned paper.

So, treat yourself to the Abigail Rose Product Suite, cut a few layers, blend and shade with ink, and create something pretty!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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Amazing new products are coming your way in the July – December 2022 Mini Catalog. The catalog goes live on July 1st, 2022 and runs through January 4, 2023. Sale-A-Bration is back on July 1st with more fabulous products.

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Deckled Rectangles Nature’s Prints

Today, I’m using the new Deckled Rectangle Dies for the first time. I think they’ll be seeing lots of passes through my cutting machine. They’re perfect for a soft, clean, vintage design. These nested Dies give a wider layered edge that will frame your card designs quickly and perfectly!

I decided on the images from the Nature’s Prints Bundle because I think they work well in a layered cluster. I’ve always been a fan of Crumb Cake and Petal Pink together. Paired with Basic White, they create a soft color palette. The die cut images and colors combined to help me get the look I wanted. The Deckled Rectangle Dies gives this simple design visual interest.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • The Crumb Cake card base is a standard A-2 cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I used the three largest Deckled Rectangle Dies for the card layers.
  • The top Petal Pink layer is a pattern from the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper. Love that paper pack! There are so many possibilities for using the featured designs.
  • I cut the sentiment layer from the smallest Deckled Rectangle Die.
  • I stamp the floral element cluster images with Petal Pink and Crumb Cake ink.
  • The sentiment, stamped with Crumb Cake ink, is from the Nature’s Prints stamp set.
  • Linen Thread and Pearl Basic Jewels embellish this design.

I die cut the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to add a quick and easy Basic White layer to the inside of this card.

So, die cut some Deckled layers, add a soft and pretty floral cluster, some Linen Thread and a few pearls and create something full of best wishes.

… the only limitation is your imagination!


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Happiness Abounds In A Mini Slimline

Today’s card is a Mini Slimline design using the Happiness Abounts Bundle and Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper.

It took little effort on my part to put this card together. The Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper has a few color combinations of flowers and watercolor washed designs. The paper is double sided. Floral images are on one side and the watercolor wash patterns are on the other. Once I decided on my color combination, the rest was easy.

Through most of my card making and designing, I didn’t lean toward purples. Lately, shades of purple are appealing more to me. Fresh Freesia is a beautiful newer shade and our new Orchid Oasis is gorgeous! Stampin’ Up! is filling in their color palette with more fresh, fun purples.

The length of the Slimline design gives space to showcase the beauty of the Designer Series Paper, the intricate layer die cut, and the die cut flowers.


Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

I’m showing the parts and pieces of this card in the photo below. I put together a PDF Tutorial you can download and print for layer measurement and card assembly details.

I hope you enjoy re-creating this card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

So, cut your patterned paper, add a die cut layer, some flowers and create something beautiful and happy!

… the only limitation is your imagination.

A Note From Me

  • I found envelopes that fit this card nicely. I purchased them from Amazon. They are White Monarch Envelopes (3 7/8″ x 7 1/2″). They’re sold in a pack of 100 for $12.95. The quality is good. They have a little substance to them.


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A Floating Element Design Just For You!

In my web travels this past week, I saw many beautiful cards created with a “floating element”. Naturally, I wanted to try the design technique. Once you choose your supplies, it’s easy to create.

Today’s Card Bits & Pieces

  • I’ll give you a quick overview here, then you can download the PDF Tutorial for details.
  • The circle is the focal point of this card and is also the “floating element”.
  • The strips of patterned paper adhered to a Window Sheet are attached to the card front with Foam Adhesive Strips.
  • This gives the entire circle great dimension.
  • The empty spaces between the strips are transparent.
  • This gives the illusion the circle is “floating”.

You can click the button below to download the PDF Tutorial. Hope you enjoy creating your version.

So, grab some patterned paper, cut small strips, add dimension and create a fun “floating element”.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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A Color & Contour Pattern Party

Happy April!

Today’s post features a “stamps, paper and ink” card. For fun, I added some pretty Designer Series Paper. This is a fun card design and very easy to put together. I’ve used it before with a completely different set of elements. You can too!

Today’s Card Parts & Pieces

  • Cut a standard A-2 Basic White card base cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 4 1/4″.
  • The Basic Black layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Basic Black center layer is 4 1/8″ x 2 7/8″.
  • The Basic White top layer is slightly smaller. It’s 4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • I used the Color & Contour stamp set for all the stamped images.
  • The flower is die cut with a matching die from the Scalloped Contours Dies.
  • Tuxedo Black Memento, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green ink are my color choices.
  • I stamped the leaf and ink splatter before I attached the flower.
  • I shade the center of the flower with a Light So Saffron Blend.

A Few Design Tips

  • If you cut the bottom offset layer slightly larger than the top, you’ll be able to angle your layers more evenly. It works!
  • Using a dark, thin layer under the patterned paper layer gives the patterned paper some dimension.
  • I added a Calypso Coral resin dot under the sentiment. Adding a little Calypso Coral to the top corner of the focal point layer gives the design color balance. It’s more appealing to the eye.

So, ink up a favorite stamp, add a few offset layers and a colorful resin dot and create something amazing!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


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