Enjoy The Journey

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Today’s card is all about creating with Designer Series Paper. The “Enjoy the Journey” Designer Series Paper is graphically beautiful! This paper pack was just added to the Sale-A-Bration promotion. It’s free with a $50 product purchase. I paired the Designer Series Paper with the “Greatest Journey” Bundle which is in the new Mini Catalog on page 58. You can click here to download a virtual copy of the catalog.

Today’s Card Parts & Pieces

  • I cut a Basic White card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Night of Navy card layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I strategically cut the “Enjoy The Journey” Designer Series Paper layer 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • The DSP layer is cut so the highest point of the mountain is away from the mountain climber. The paper is stunning!
  • I stamped the sentiment directly onto the patterned paper with Night of Navy ink.
  • The subtle “full moon” image on top of the patterned paper is stamped with White pigment ink.
  • The mountain climber and small hill at the bottom of the card layer are die cut using Night of Navy cardstock.
  • These dies are part of the “Greatest Journey” Bundle.

The Inside

  • I stamped the inside sentiment with Night of Navy ink and added the stamped stars to embellish.
  • The strip of patterned paper at the bottom of the inside is 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.

There are beautiful desigs in this patterned paper that allow you to create scenes of adventure and also tranquility. Remember, the paper is free. You can purchase the Bundle and add the paper pack.

This is only one of the scenes you can create with the Bundle and paper. There’s much more you can do with the set. Take a look at the catalog images (page 58 and 59). The inspiration is amazing!

So, treat yourself to the “Greatest Journey” Bundle, add the Designer Series Paper, and create quick and easy life adventure and floral scenes of encouragement and gratitude to send to someone special.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details

More To Sale-A-Brate

Below are the product details added to the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.

February Free Mini Card Kit

FREE February Mini Card Kit

From now through February 28th, with a product purchase of $50.00 (before shipping and tax), you will receive a FREE Mini Card Kit along with a Video Tutorial link and Project Sheet to help you assemble the cards. The card bases, layers and elements are all included. You add your sentiments and assemble.

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Fancy Flora And Something Fancy

Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper

Here’s some weekend inspiration for you.

This card is inspired by the Two-Tone Floral stamp set. The stamp set is a two or three-step stamp set that creates a beautiful multi-toned flower. Today, I used only the base stamp and matching die to create the flower elements.

I started expreimenting with the stamp set (my first time with this one), and liked the simple look of only the base stamp. It works well with the brushed stroke, colorful Designer Series Paper. Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink stood out to me, so I went with those colors.

The Fancy Floral Designer Series Paper is so beautiful. It looks as though it was painted on an artist’s canvas. I will guarantee that you’ll be able to find your favorite color in at least one pattern!

Today’s Card Parts & Pieces

  • I cut a Basic White card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored it at 5 1/2″.
  • The Pool Party cardstock layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I cut the patterned paper layer 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.
  • I stamped each of the flowers on Basic White cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating die.
  • The Basic White center layer is die cut from one of the Stirched Rectangle Dies. It measures 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Pool Party ink.

Easy to Assemble

  • Attach the layers to the card front as shown.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the center Basic White layer.
  • I formed the ribbon into an untied bow and attached it to the center of the card front with Stampin’ Seal.
  • I attached the Basic White focal point layer over the ribbon with Dimensionals.
  • The flowers are attached with glue.
  • I embellished with Iridescent Pastel Gems.
  • And, don’t forget the inside!

So, experiment with a new, fun stamp set; add some colorful patterned paper, some soft, shiny ribbon, and a little sparkle, and create something to let someone know they matter!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details

Free Gift From Me

From now through January 31st, for a minimum product purchase of $50.00 (before shipping and tas), you will receive a FREE Mini Card Kit along with a Video Tutorial link and Project Sheet to help you assemble the cards. The card bases, layers and elements are all included. You add your sentiments and assemble.

FREE Mini Card Kit

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If your order is $50.00 (before shipping and tax), please use the Host Code above when prompted. You will receive Rewards from me along with the Mini Card Kit featured above. If your order is over $150.00 (before shipping and tax), please do not use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards. You will also receive Creative Coins and the FREE Mini Card Kit from me.

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Sale-A-Brate With The Pals

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, our blog hop theme is Sale-A-Bration! We hope you will be inspired by all the beautiful creations the Pals made for you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

To Sale-A-Brate with the Pals and you, I decided to showcase another Bundle that made it to my “A” list. The Queen Bee Bundle is beautifully Vintage, or can be clean and simple. I wanted to capture both styles in today’s card.

When I saw the ink splatter patterns in the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper pack, (the top layer of my card) it screamed “Queen Bee” to me. This is a natural combination and helped make this card quick and easy to put togther. So, let’s make a card!

Today’s Card Parts Ane Pieces

FREE Dainty Flowers DSP paired with the Queen Bee Bundle
  • Cut a Basic White card base 7 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 3″.
  • Cut two Starry Sky cardstock layers: one measuring 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (for the inside), and one measuring 2 7/8′ x 5 3/8″ (for the outside left front panel).
  • The top focal point Starry Sky layer is 3 1/2″ x 4″.
  • Cut the Starry Sky and white patterned paper front panel layer 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I cut a piece of the watercolor washed and ink splattered DSP 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″.

Stamp And Assemble

  • Using your stamp positioning tool, or Stamparatus, position your stamps as shown on the ink splattered DSP layer. (The bee will be in the bottom right corner, “Happy Birthday” will be in the top left corner, and the little bee on the right side near the top right corner).
  • Once positioned, stamp the images with Starry Sky ink onto the patterned paper layer.
  • That’s it!
  • Die cut the flowers, little heart and open honeycomb using the dies from the Bundle.
  • Attach the layers as shown and attach the focal point layer to the center ofthe front remembering to put glue only on the back left side of this panel.

The Inside Story

  • Stamp and die cut another bee image and adherre it to the inside Starry Sky layer.
  • Die cut a second honeycomb and attach it to the bottomof the inside writing layer, as shown.
  • All done!

You can take a look at the video tutorial below to watch me put this card together.

Quick and easy, right? Did you notice the little die cut heart on the Queen Bee?

So, cut a few layers, stamp the images with one sweep of ink, add a flower die cut or two, and create a happy birthday wish!

… the only limitationis your imagination!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on February 8th, when we will be creating projects for Random Acts of Kindness Week.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  4. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb …
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  14. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  15. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  16. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  19. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life

Today’s Product Details

Free Gift From Me

From now through January 31st, for a minimum product purchase of $50.00 (before shipping and tas), you will receive a FREE Mini Card Kit along with a Video Tutorial link and Project Sheet to help you assemble the cards. The card bases, layers and elements are all included. You add your sentiments and assemble.

FREE Mini Card Kit

January Host Code: YZ7RBPBF

If your order is $50.00 (before shipping and tax), please use the Host Code above when prompted. You will receive Rewards from me along with the Mini Card Kit featured above. If your order is over $150.00 (before shipping and tax), please do not use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards. You will also receive Creative Coins and the FREE Mini Card Kit from me.

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Clean And Simple Covered In Sunshine

Today, I’m CASEing a CAS!

“CAS” is an acronym for Clean And Simple. A clean and simple card design has certain criteria – lots of white space, few or no layers, and little or no embellishments. I may hvae gone a little over the top with my sparkling sequins, but don’t you think a pretty rainbow in the clouds should sparkle and shine?

I’m showcasing the Covered In Sunshine stamp set. I’ve never posted a “favorites” list here, though I must tell you that this stamp set was absolutely at the top of my favorites. And, it was Stampin’ Up!’s version of this card that caught my eye. My CASE (an acronym for “copy and selectively edit”) is on page 37 in the January-April Mini Catalog.

Today’s Card Parts & Pieces

  • I cut a Basic White card base 5 1/2″ x 8 /2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The cloud pattern Designer Series Paper layer is from the Enjoy The Journey DSP pack.
  • I cut the patterned paper layer 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.
  • The rainbow sentiment is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Using the brush tip on my Stampin’ Blends, I shaded over each of the sentiment lines.
  • I stamped the sun with Pumpkin Pie ink and shaded the inside with a Dark So Saffron Blend.
  • Originally, I didn’t add a layer under the top layer.
  • To give the top layer a little lifr, I added a thin Coastal Cabana mat leyer. This also draws attention to the Coastal Cabana sky.
  • The Coastal Cabana mat layer is a “smidgen” larger than 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.
  • “Smoidgen” means “just a little”.
  • I scattered a few of the white sequins from my Adhesive Backed Seasonal Sequins for some subtle sparkle.

So, take a look at the Covered In Sunshine stamp set, put it on your Wish List and think about what colors your rainbow would be.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details

Free Gift From Me

From now until January 31st, for a minimum product purchase of $50.00 (before shipping and tas), , you will receive a FREE Mini Card Kit along with a Video Tutorial link and Project Sheet to help you assemble the cards. The card bases, layers and elements are all included. You add your sentiments and assemble.

FREE Mini Card Kit

January Host Code: YZ7RBPBF

If your order is $50.00 (before shipping and tax), please use the Host Code above when prompted. You will receive Rewards from me along with the Mini Card Kit featured above. If your order is over $150.00 (before shipping and tax), please do not use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards. You will also receive Creative Coins and the FREE Mini Card Kit from me.

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A Fancy Tutorial With Regency Park

Regency Park DSP and Something Fancy Bundle

Here’s some weekend inspiration for you!

I am happier than a clam (have you ever heard that phrase?). Balmy Blue, blue and yellow patterned paper, amazing sentiments, and a fun Punch Bundle; all in one card!

Today, I’m showcasing a favorite card design template featuring the Petal Park Bundle, the Regency Park Designer Series Paper and the Something Fancy Bundle. You can get all of the Bundle and Designer Series Paper details at the end of this post.

Let’s get to today’s card.

Today’s Card Pieces and Parts

  • The Balmy Blue cardstock base is 4 1/4″ x 11″.
  • I cut a Basic White mat layer 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″.
  • The Balmy Blue patterned paper layer is 3″ x 4 1/2″.
  • I cut the two patterned paper off set layers 21/2″ x 3 3/4″.
  • The Mango Melody and Petal Pink cardstock strips Measure 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ respectively.
  • Adhere the card layers as shown.
  • Attach the 1/2″ strips to the back of the right side of the finished focal point layer.
  • The tag sentiment layer is die cut from the Something Fancy Dies.
  • I stamped the sentiments from the Something Fancy stamp set with Night of Navy ink.

The Inside Story

If you look closely at the “Parts And Pieces” image above, you’ll see that I was able to punch flowers directly from the Regency Park Designer Series Paper using the Petal Park Builder Punch. I enjoy finding those little surprises Stampin’ Up! creates for us.

  • The Basic White layer for the inside sentiment is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Each patterned paper strip along the bottom is cut 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ and 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.
  • I stacked the DSP strips and attached a punched flower.

This design is simple to duplicate with your favorite patterned paper and elements.

So, pull out your favorite patterned paper, cut a few layers, create a fun Focal Point and create something fun!

… the only limitation is y our imagination!

Thank You From Me

To thank you from me, for each $50 minimuym product order (before shipping and tax), I will send you a Mini Card Kit absolutely FREE! The mini kit featured below will be available through January 31st, 2023. It showcases the Country Bouquet Bundle, the Country Gingham Designer Series Paper and the Country Floral Lane DSP. 

Today’s Product Details

 
 
 
 

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