Ringed With Nature and Love Sneak Peek

Today’s card is a Sneak Peek at the Ringed With Nature Bundle. On page 62 in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog, the Bundle includes the Ringed With Nature stamp set and Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder and Dies. The coordinating Rings of Love Designer Series Paper is in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. This paper pack is FREE with a $50 product purchase through July and August.

Today’s Card Pieces ants

  • This is the first time I’ve used a Hybrid Embossing Folder. There’s a large die in the Tree Rings set that fits into the embossing folder. It allows you to die cut and emboss images at the same time.
  • For this card, I used only the die to cut the tree bark slices directly from the coordinating Designer Series Paper.
  • I adhered a Crushed Curry layer to a Basic White card base.
  • The top layer is from the Ringed With Love Designer Series Paper Pack.
  • I fussy cut the small leaves from the DSP and die cut the Poppy Parade sprigs using a die from the Tree Rings Dies.
  • The large leaves are part of the Leaf Label and Amber Gem Combo Pack. They’re on page 49 in the upcoming Mini Catalog.
  • Finally, thinking about my sentiment and wanting it to blend into the card design, I used a piece of the Natural Finish Ribbon (in the Annual Catalog) as a sentiment anchor.
  • I inked the lower half of the ribbon with the brush tip of a Dart Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blend.
  • This was very easy to do. The alcohol ink dries quickly and I got the look I wanted.
  • The Poppy Parade stamped sentiment is from the Hello Beautiful stamp set.
  • The sentiment label is one of the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

So, if you have the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog, take a look at the Ringed With Nature Bundle. This one’s certain to get your creativity going. Remember…

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A New Slimline With Cheerful Basket

I haven’t posted a Slimline card in a while, and thought it would be fun to share this one today. I prefer to make a shorter version of a Slimline card. This is a Mini Slimline (as I call it), and very easy to complete. The envelopes for this size are very available. They’re a “Monarch” size envelope that measures 3 7/8″ x 7 1/2″. The card fits nicely into the envelope.

Today’s Card Pieces and Parts

  • I used the Cheerful Basket Bundle, which is on page 35 in the Annual Catalog.
  • Although this card has quite a few parts and pieces, it’s quick and easy to put together.
  • The Basic White card base is a 7″ square, scored at 3 1/2″.
  • Cut the patterned paper layer (from the Heart & Home DSP – It’s part of the Last Chance Sale.) 3 1/4″ x 6 3/4″.
  • Stamp the basket and apple cluster images with Basic Gray Ink and die cut them with the coordinating Full Basket Dies.
  • Once I stamped the basket, I used a Blender Pen to work some of the inked edges into the image. You can see the ink blended toward the center of the basket in the image above.
  • I used Sweet Sorbet and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color the apples in the basket and shaded them lightly with a Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter.
  • Die cut the smaller apples and leaves with Sweet Sorbet and Granny Apple Green card stock.
  • The “napkin” in the basket is die cut using the die in the Full Basket Dies and a piece of Parakeet Party plaid Designer Series Paper from the 2022-2024 In Color DSP pack.
  • I originally cut a Sweet Sorbet “napkin”, then used the Parakeet party DSP. I think the switch adds a bit more color “pop” to the card front.
  • The handle on the basket is die cut from Basic Gray cardstock.
  • Belos is the inside of the card. The little stamped butterfly is an image from the Cheerful Basket stamp set.

I’m really enjoying the Cheerful Basket Bundle!

So, treat yourself to a few Cheerful Baskets, stamp a few images, die cut some apples and send someone special a little thanks!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Boutique Thank You

Happy Friday!

This Designer Series Paper pattern is one in the Tea Boutique DSP pack, a favorite of mine. I love the little envelopes among the floating flowers. The flowers in the envelopes remind me of “happy mail”. Flowers make me, and most of us happy. I thought this would be a fun pattern for a “thank you” card.

 

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • This layered design is made up of simple alternating layers of Basic White and Sweet Sorbet card stock adhered to a Sweet Sorbet card base.
  • The card base is an A-2 cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The Basic White layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The top Sweet Sorbet layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.
  • I wrapped some of the new 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon in Orchid Oasis around the Sweet Sorbet and patterned paper layers. Then, I attached the layer to the Basic White layer and card base.  This ribbon is part of the new 2022 – 2024 In Color ribbon collection. It’s very shiny and soft. Here, I used it in place of baker’s twine.
  • The sentiment, from the Cup of Tea stamp set, is stamped with Sweet Sorbet ink.
  • The jagged edge Basic White circle is a die from the All That Dies, and the Sweet Sorbet circle is die cut with the Circles Collection Dies.
  • The little flower stamp is from the Tea Cup stamp set and die cut with the matching Teacup Dies.
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals are used to attach the sentiment circle to the card.

So, pull out your Tea Boutique Suite, add a sparkly ribbon and a circle or two and create something thankful!

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Best Butterfly Thank You!

Hello, friends!

Today’s card is a quick put together while mixing and matching new products. I knew it would be a matter of time before I put this Sun Prints pattern into my Paper Trimmer. I strategically cut the paper to take out the center bottom of the 12″ x 12″ sheet to give me this layer.

Today’s Stampin’ Story

I put together a card using the Butterfly Kisses Product Suite. The card in my last blog post wasn’t the card I set out to make. I thought white butterflies would work with the patterned paper I chose. They dis, but I decided to fussy cut colorful butterflies. I thought about what I would do with white the die cut butterflies. I went through my Designer Series Paper for some inspiration. That usually works for me and it did again. I came across the 12″ x 12″ piece of Night of Navy and white screen print pattern from the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper. I knew what I would do with the butterfly.

Looking at the pattern, I saw the middle section gave me the background I wanted for the butterfly. I cut 4″ from each side of the 12″ x 12″ sheet and cut the middle section to a layer size that measures 3 3/4″ x 5″. I knew this would be my top layer. My card base is Basic White, but I wanted Night of Navy to frame my DSP layer. The top of the center panel was more of a solid Night of Navy, so I cut that piece to a layer size of 4″ x 5 1/4″.

The sentiments from the Best Butterfly stamp set didn’t work well with my pattern, so I chose the “friend” sentiment from the Happiness Abounds stamp set and embossed it in white. The font is so graceful. It matched the pattern in the Sun Prints DSP perfectly.

The Inside Story

I stamped the inside with a coordinating sentiment from the Happiness Abounds stamp set and added a stamped fern image from the Nature’s Prints stamp set. The stamped fern gave me a “pattern repeat”. “Pattern Repeat” is a design term that simply repeats a pattern. When you have a pattern repeat in any project, it will give your design a more cohesive look. Stampin’ Up!’s creative team always makes this easy for us.

So, grab your Sun Prints DSP, add a layer and an embossed sentiment, create a pattern repeat and a coordinating sentiment, and create something thankful!

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Sending A Sun Prints Thank You

I created this card in just about ten minutes from start to finish! This design is quick, easy and perfect for multiples.

Today’s Card Parts & Pieces

  • I cut the flower silhouette from a few of the dies in the Sending Dies.
  • The patterned paper is one design from the Nature’s Prints Designer Series Paper.
  • I used the ink splatter stamp from the Nature’s Prints stamp set and stamped some splatter on the DSP with White Craft Ink.
  • On a standard A-2 Basic White card base, I attached a Night of Navy card layer that measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Patterned paper layer measures 5″ x 3 3/4″.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Pacific Point ink and die cut it.
  • The sentiment and die are both from the Sending Dies set.
  • I used one, white Classic Matte Dot to embellish.

So, pull out that fabulous patterned paper, add some Craft White Ink splatter, a silhouette, a simple embellishment and send some gratitude!

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