A Tutorial Showcasing Forever Love

Here’s some weekend inspiration for you.

It’s time I cut more of my Forever Love Designer Series Paper pack. The paper is way too pretty to sit in its packaging. The Forever Love Designer Series Paper is a “Specialty” pack. There’s delicate gold foiling on each sheet. You can easily die cut some of the floral images with the coordinating dies, or fussy cut your favorites. This patterned paper pack is part of the Forever Love Product Suite. It’s on pages 14 and 15 in the Mini Catalog.

I decided to pair the Forever Love Sprcialty Paper with the Notes of Nature Bundle. The leaf pattern in the Designer Series Paper are a very close match to the leaf die cuts in the Notes Of Nature Dies. I was excited to try them together.

So, let’s make a card.

  • I prepared a quick PDF Tutorial you can download by clicking the blue button below.
  • The Very Vanilla cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I cut the Pretty Peacock vertical patterned paper strip 1 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.
  • The large leaf layer is a 3 3/4″ square.
  • I cut the horizontal striped strip is 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.
  • The focal point top Very Vanilla layer is a 2 1/2″ square.
  • I die cut the elements using dies in the Notes Of Nature Dies.
  • I fussy cut the sentiment from the Notes Of Nature Stamp Set.

Thgis is another card design that is easy to put together once you make your layer cuts. You can use any supplies you already have.

So, as I always say, “make your cuts”, die cut a few pretty elements, add a sweet sentiment, and create a little note to say hello.

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February Host Code – JYARZNJF

The February cards are showcasing the Everyday Details Dies along with the Delightfuly Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already owm.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive the kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store. When completing your purchase, you MUST use the Monthly Host Code that I provide in every blog post. (Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have).
  • If your order is more than $150.00, plese don’t use the Host Code. You will receive rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the mini kit from me.

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A Trusty Masculine Happy Birthday

Hello, and thanks for checking in today.

My masculine birthday card is showcasing the Trusty Toolbox Designer Series Paper. It’s free for just about another week during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion.

As you can see, I mixeed color and patterns using a neutral Gray Granite cardstock card base. My color palette is inspired by the Designer Series Paper. The neutral base colors, Gray Granite and Crushed Curry, give the top colorful layer a little more depth. The top layer is attached to the card base with glue, but it almost looks as though I attached it with Dimensionals.

The large “Happy Birthday” sentiment is attached with Dimensionals.

This is a quick and easy card design you can use with any patterned paper you have. Remember to keep the background patterns simple, and make the top layer bolder. It’s fun to play with your patterns this way.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a Gray Granite cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, amd scored it at 5 1/2″ on the long side.
  • The Gray Granite and white patterned paper layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • I cut a long Gray Granite mat layer 2 1/8″ x 5 1/8″.
  • The long Crushed Curry patterned paper layer is 2″ x 5″.
  • The Gray Granite mat layer for the top patterned paper layer is 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″.
  • The patterned paper layer for the top layer is 3″ x 4″.
  • The Basic White “Happy” sentiment layer measures 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″.
  • I cut the Basic White “Birthday” sentiment layer 2 3/8″ x 1 1/4″.
  • I stamped the inside of the card with a sentiment from the He’s All That stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, and today’s card as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.

So, find some fun patterned paper, add a large sentiment, a few layers, and create a masculine birthday wish.

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February Host Code – JYARZNJF

The February cards are showcasing the Everyday Details Dies along with the Delightfuly Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already owm.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive the kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store. When completing your purchase, you MUST use the Monthly Host Code that I provide in every blog post. (Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have).
  • If your order is more than $150.00, plese don’t use the Host Code. You will receive rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the mini kit from me.

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Layering Lavender

Hello crafty friends!

Today’s card is a simple layered design showcasing the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper. This is such a quick and easy design and if you love to layer, as I do, you’ll enjoy putting it together.

So, let’s get started!

  • As you can see, I was so excited to glue the pieces together, that I forgot to take a photo of the parts!
  • I cut a Pool Party cardstock card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, and scored it at 4 1/4″ on the long side.
  • The checked patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Each of the Pool Party mat layer strips for the focal point are 1 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ long. I cut three of them.
  • The leaf patterned paper top layers are 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″. I cut three of them.
  • The Basic White sentiment layer is a die cut from the Everyday Details Dies. It measures 2 3/4″ x 1 1/4″.
  • There’s a Pretty Peacock cardstock banner strip behind the sentiment layer. It’s 5/8″ x 3 3/4″. I hand cropped each end to create a banner look.
  • The Pool Party ribbon is one of the free Sale-A-Bration products with a $50 qualifying purchase.

So, pull out your favorite patterned paper, match two coordinating patterns, cut your layers, add a sentiment layer, and create a pretty thank you card.

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February Host Code – JYARZNJF

The February cards are showcasing the Everyday Details Dies along with the Delightfuly Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already owm.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive the kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store. When completing your purchase, you MUST use the Monthly Host Code that I provide in every blog post. (Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have).
  • If your order is more than $150.00, plese don’t use the Host Code. You will receive rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the mini kit from me.

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A Lighter Than Air Happy Birthday

Yesterday, I hosted an all day Crop. We shared encouragement to create from a sketch. I presented a Sketch Challenge using 6″ x 6″ patterned paper, and Monica presented a one sheet wonder Sketch Challenge. Barbara created an elegantly embossed Shaded Spruce shamrock card using the Adoring Hearts Bundle. There was lots of sharing and it was fun.

Karen’s Lighter Than Air Happy Birthday card is a soft and sweet answer to one of the sketch challenges. I love the color palette in this Product Suite. I thought it would be fun to showcase Karen’s card today, with her permission, of course.

Stay tuned for my Sneak Peek creation using the upcoming Latte Love Bundle and the “A Little Latte” Designer Series Paper.

So let’s make a card!

  • Karen cut a Balmy Blue cardstock card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4″ on the long side.
  • The Basic White background mat layer is 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
  • The colorful patterned paper background layer is 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The cloud patterned paper layer is a 4″ square.
  • The hot air elements are stamped and die cut from the Hot Air Balloon Bundle.
  • The sentiment banner is also a die cut from the Hot Air Balloon Dies.
  • The sentiment, from the Hot Air Balloon Stamp Set, is heat embossed in white.
  • Karen hand cropped the small flagged banner, and embellished with a few Rainbow Adhesive Backed Dots.

As I’m writing for tomorrow’s post, I’m thinking about my day making cards and sharing information. Two thoughts come to me that I thought I would share.

First, sketches always work. When you sit down to start cutting paper and you get that creative “block”, find a great sketch and fill in the blanks with whatever you have. You will surprise yourself, I promise!

Second, when in doubt, go with a yellow. A yellow will act as a neutral accent with almost all color palettes. Lemon Lolly is probably the prettiest yellows I’ve seen in my paper crafting travels. It’s fresh, fun, and on trend.

So, until tomorrow, remember to always express your creativity, and …

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February Host Code – JYARZNJF

The February cards are showcasing the Everyday Details Dies along with the Delightfuly Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already owm.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive the kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store. When completing your purchase, you MUST use the Monthly Host Code that I provide in every blog post. (Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have).
  • If your order is more than $150.00, plese don’t use the Host Code. You will receive rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the mini kit from me.

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Hooray For Stripes And Scallops

Hi! I hope you were able to schedule some tme in your craft space this weekend.

I paired the Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper (FREE with a $50 product purchase until February 29th), with the Hooray For Surprises Bundle. These are two of my favorites. The patterns in the Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper will take you and your paper crafting a long way. The same goes for the Hooray for Surprises Bundle. When I first saw this Bundle, I knew I would use it often. It’s a fun bundle with a lot of versatility.

Did you notice the scalloped edge at the bottom of my card? The Basic White cardstock layer is die cut with one of the dies from the Brifght Skies Dies. This is another Bundle I had to have. I’ve already done a lot with it, and I’m sure it’ll be on my craft table again.

So, let’s make a card!

When I choose a color palette for a project, I generally use patterned paper as a guide. There were so many pretty color combinations in this patterned paper, I had to make a decision. I wanted a “bright and happy” card, so I decided to go with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Night of Navy.

  • The Crumb Cake cardstock card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the long side.
  • The Basic White layer is 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. I die cut the edge with a scalloped die from the Bright Skies Dies.
  • This layer is tucked under the striped patterned paper layer with the scalloped edge even with the bottom of the card front.
  • The striped patterned paper layer is 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • The Calypso Coral scalloped layer is die cut with one of the Scalloped Contours Dies. It measures about 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″.
  • The Basic White sentiment layer is 2″ x 3 3/8″.
  • The die cut flower elements are from the Hooray For Surprises Dies, as is the sentiment.
  • I added a patterned paper strip to the writing layer, stamped the sentiment with Night of Navy ink, and stamped the birthday candle with Calupso Coral and Daffodil Delight ink.

So, make a britht and happy birthday card. Find a fun piece of patterned paper, add it to a Neutral card base, decorate the front with a few scallops, and bright elements, and light up the inside with a glowing candle.

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February Host Code – JYARZNJF

The February cards are showcasing the Everyday Details Dies along with the Delightfuly Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already owm.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive the kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store. When completing your purchase, you MUST use the Monthly Host Code that I provide in every blog post. (Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have).
  • If your order is more than $150.00, plese don’t use the Host Code. You will receive rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the mini kit from me.

SHOP WITH ME