Celebrate Sunflowers… Thank You!

Happy Saturday!

Today’s post is simple and casual.  This is a thank you card I created for one of my customers.  I hope the sunflower and the colors will make her smile.

I’ve been putting a lot of mileage on the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle lately. This is just another sample of how versatile this Bundle is.

The “Thank You” sentiment stamp is from the Love of Leaves stamp set.  I wanted something small so not to take any attention from the patterned paper and sunflower medallion.

Now, I want to talk about this Designer Series Paper. It gives the card a certain degree of “casual” and that’s what I wanted to accomplish.  This is a good example of how color and pattern affect the “mood” of your project.  I know I’ve talked about this before, but you have no idea what I think about when I’m creating a card. I go in all sorts of directions with an idea and when I eventually get that “Aha” moment, I go with it. Since I’ve created a new craft studio, I don’t throw my DSP on the floor to search for inspiration any more, but I do toss it all over my crafting table. As soon as I saw this Misty Moonlight pattern, I knew I had my card design.

This DSP is one of those patterns that has lots of texture which can really set the tone of the project.  To me, it looks like a patch of denim.  The Bumblebee dotted layer works well with the “denim” look since there is a pattern repeat.  I’m sure the artists over at Stampin’ Up! knew that way before me!

Both the Bumblebee dotted layer and the Misty Moonlight layer are from the 2020-2022 In Colors 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper pack.  Each year, when Stampin’ Up! releases their new “In Colors” I’ve always purchased the Designer Series Paper. It becomes a “must have” staple in my paper stash.

So, grab your patterned paper, crop a large sunflower and create something simple and casual.

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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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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Love of Leaves Thinking of You!

It’s Wednesday and I have a very thoughtful Fall themed card for you today.  This card is quick and easy with rich fall tones and a lot of visual texture.   I thought I’d have some fun with the burlap patterned paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack.  The detail in the photographed image is amazing and I hope my photography does it the justice it deserves.

The mix of grays, browns and a weave of vanilla in this pattern is a perfect canvas for lots of deep toned colors.  I chose to use Pretty Peacock, Crushed Curry and Cinnamon Cider today, but I can also see this pattern with deep pinks, deep toned greens and blues and very warm reds.

I used a Basic Gray card base with a Very Vanilla layer and added a Pretty Peacock horizontal strip.  This works as a good anchor for the cluster of leaves (even though one blew away) and my sentiment layer.  I really adore the clean and classy lines of the sentiment font.

Although I chose to create a Fall themed card with the Love of Leaves Bundle, you can use a leaf or two to add to a large sentiment label, a patterned paper large cropped banner, or use the negative portion of the dies to create a quick frame for a sentiment.  There is definitely versatility and value in this Bundle.

So, grab some photographed pattern paper, add a few leaves and a Linen Thread bow and create something with lots of visual texture.

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 to download a printable PDF Flyer for the pattern packs and details.

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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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