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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Quick And Easy Weekend Inspiration And A Tutorial

Here’s some quick and easy weekend inspiration for you.

In my cards, I feature the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper. This is a pretty paper pack that’s one of the free products during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. Sale-A-Bration ends in about two weeks, so be sure to check in on the “More To Sale-A-Brate” products, as well.

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So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a top fold white card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, and scored it at 5 1/2″.
  • The patterned paper layer mesures 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. This measurement leaves a small border around the layer. If you prefer a larger border, cut the patterned paper 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I cut two patterned paper layers that coordinate with each other.
  • As you can see in the top photo, one has the blue watercolor pattern on the back and the other has the Fresh Freesia watercolor pattern on the back.
  • Cut the patterned paper layers diagonally, and switch the tops and bottoms. You’ll see this once you cut the layers.
  • Add a small strip of coorcinating cardstock across the diagonal cut.
  • Attach a twine bow and pretty element.
  • Adhere your sentiment and add a few sequins.
  • This design is quick and easy, and you can use it with supplies you already have on hand.

You can download the detailed PDF Tutorial by clicking the button below.

So, light up your craft space, grab some pretty patterned paper, cut a few diagonal layers, add a little sparkle, and create a pretty gratitude 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 SIP With Notes Of Nature

Today’s project is a loose version of a “SIP” card. “SIP” is an acronym for Stamps, Ink, and Paper.

When I first saw the Notes of Nature Bundle, my thought was to create a stamped collage design. Notes of Nature is the perfect stamp set to create a design like this. I kept the colors toned down and just started stamping. Some of the images are stamped off once to create depth. I added texture with the large Basic White die cut and the Wild Wheat Designer Series Paper layer background.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a Basic White cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Wild Wheat patterned paper card front layer is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • The Basic White cardstock top layer (the finished stamped layer) is 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.
  • I die cut the left edge of the Basic White top layer using the die from the Notes of Nature Dies.
  • I started stamping in the bottom right corner of the white layer using Wild Wheat ink and the large corner stamp. See below.
  • I stamped the leaf image next using Old Olive ink. See below.
  • With Wild Wheat ink, I stamped the grid image on the left side of the layer. See below.
  • Next came the ink splatter. I love ink splatter! I stamped this image on the right side of the grid image.
  • I stamped the ink splatter off once with Moody Mauve ink and stamped it to the left of my leaf image. See below.
  • I trimmed the layer to 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″, making sure the stamped design would dominate the layer.
  • I die cut the left edge of the layer and stamped the sentiment.

So, find those great background image stamps, pick your favorite colors, and just have fun creating your own design. Add it to a card front, and send someone a smile.

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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 stamps 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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Lovely Perennial Lavender

I hope you were able to spend some time in your craft space this weekend. It was a busy weekend for me. I did make time to complete some projects I started, and now I have to schedule some organizational time in my space.

My card is a Paper Pumpkin alternative card. I used some of the supplies from the January Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit, and added a few Perennial Postage die cut layers, and a sentiment from the Perennial Postage Stamp Set.

  • I enjoy receiving this little “surprise” in my mail box each month. I see exactly what you see before I receive the Kit… a few snippets of the project designs and colors.
  • When I open the Kit, I enjoy creating one or two of the projects as designed, but then I usually create other projects using the supplies in the Kit. The Kit is that versatile.
  • I put together the tag in the photo above according to the Kit instructions.
  • I decided to go my own way when I sat down to make the cards from the Kit instructions.
  • There’s always a new stamp set, a new ink color, and some form of adhesive or embellishment in the Kit. What I don’t use on the projects gets added to my supplies to be used on something else.
  • It’s a monthly “refresh” for me.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a Basic White cardstock card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, and scored it at 4 1/4″ on the long side.
  • The Crumb Cake polka dot layer is one of the cards in the Paper Pumpkin Kit. I cut it in half and cut a layer 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Each of the patterned paper layers is die cut from card fronts in the Kit. I used the Perennial Postage Dies.
  • I stamped the white die cut layer with a stamp from the Kit and Lost Lagoon ink.
  • The Lost Lagoon leaves and the lavender stem are die cuts from the Kit.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Gorgeous Grape ink, fussy cut it, glued it to a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock, then fussy cut it again.
  • I adhered all of the die cut elements to the card front with glue.
  • I attached the Linen Thread bow with a glue dot and adhered the sentiment layer on top of it with Dimensionals.

You can get all of the details for Paper Pumnpkin by clicking here or scrolling down the “Shop With Me” tab on the Menu Bar at the top of my blog.

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Sweet Springtime February Paper Pumpkin Kit – Celebrate Easter and Spring with adorable cards and treat boxes.

  • Subscription Deadline: February 10th
  • The Kit makes 9 projects – 3 each of 3 designs.
  • Projects include printed cards, coordinating envelopes, and gift boxes.
  • Also included are precut paper pieces, baker’s twine, and embellishments.
  • Coordinating colors: Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Berry Burst, Crumb Cake, and an Early Espresso Stampin’ Spot.

So, get yourself a Paper Pumpkin Kit, follow the instructions, make a few cards, then let your creativity take over and make projects that are yours, alone. You’ll have everything you need to do it.

Remember…

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Inkiing Technique With Thoughtful Moments

Hello, and thank you for stopping by.

Let’s take a look at the Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder. It’s on page 18 in the Mini Catalog, and features “brayering” with ink.

A Brayer is a tool that works like a paint roller. By rolling the Brayer across your ink pad, you transfer the ink to the brayer and can transfer that ink to either paper, an embossing folder, or a stamp. Using a brayer with the Hubrid Embossing Folder allows you to transfer the ink directly to the folder. Once the ink is on the folder, you can transfer that ink to cardstock, and ink, cut and emboss the images at the same time. It’s a fun process. Take a look at the photos below.

  • Add your ink to the left side of your open embossing folder (the side with the Stampin’ Up! Logo).
  • If you don’t have a brayer, use your ink pad (gently), or a Stampin’ Spot.
  • Place the die over the inked side of the embossing folder. Be sure it snaps into place.
  • Add your paper and run the folder through your cutting machine as you normally would any thicker or 3-D Folder.
  • The Embossing Folder and die clean up easily with water. I used a drop of dish detergent on mine.
  • Dry the folder and die with a lint free cloth.
  • Below are the results.

You can also shade the sentiments with Blends. This takes a little longer, but you have more control over the color you add. I used two of the sentiments in my featured cards. I’m sure I’ll use the rest on future projects.

I created a simple layered card for both sentiments and gave the sentiments a little lift by attaching them to the card fronts with Dimensionals.

So, ink up an emboodding folder, have fun with the results, cut some layers, give your sentiment a lift, and say “hello” and “thank you” to some special friends.

January Host Code – MB9N2AD9

  • During the month of Januaryr, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my Online Store, you will receive all of the supplies to create these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial and video tutorial to make the cards along with me.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit from me.

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