Nature’s Prints And Timeworn Type

I’m getting my craft space ready to design some Sneak Peeks of some of the new products in the July-December 2022 Mini. Oh, what fun is ahead!

When Stampin’ Up! launched the new Annual Catalog, the Sun Prints Suite is the first I inked and cut. Today’s card showcases the Nature’s Prints Bundle that includes the Nature’s Prints stamp set and Natural Prints Dies.

Inspiration for this card came from a card I put together this past weekend. Stampin’ Up! hosted a “Creativity Now” virtual workshop for Demonstrators. We made cards with some of the Stampin’ Up! Concept Artists and fellow demonstrators. They designed the projects with a Product Suite that will be available in the new Mini Catalog. I used the Sun Prints Suite for my projects.

Today’s Card Pieces and Parts

  • Cut a Night of Navy card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score at 5 1/2″.
  • Cut a Night of Navy card layer 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Stamp the large Ginko flower from the Nature’s Prints stamp set with Crushed Curry ink onto Basic White cardstock.
  • Using Basic White cardstock and the Natural Prints dies, die cut the stamped Ginko flower, two smaller sprigs, two long springs, and the sentiment label to create a cluster of elements.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Night of Navy Ink.
  • Emboss the smaller Night of Navy layer using the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder.
  • With a Blending Brush and Craft White ink pad, lightly brush ink over the entire embossed layer.
  • Adhere the element cluster to the center of the embossed card layer, attaching the Basic White sprig die cuts first.
  • The large Crushed Curry flower is attached with Dimensionals over the Basic White die cut sprigs.
  • Before attaching the layer to the card base, wrap some White 1/4″ Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon around the layer a little less than 1 1/2″ from the bottom of the layer.
  • Attached the sentiment label with Dimensionals and add a ribbon bow with a glue dot.

So, cut some cardstock layers, whisk some white ink on top, die cut an element cluster and create something to send happy thoughts.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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Hues of Blues And Best Wishes

Today’s super easy card uses the Hues of Happiness Suite. The Happiness Abounds Bundle makes it so easy to create amazing designs with little effort. Of course, the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper is just plain beautiful!! It allows you to create die cut elements you can cluster or use alone.

I know you’re probably seeing Hues of Happiness all over. It’s also featured on the cover of the 2022 2023 Annual Catalog. Having said that, creating with this Suite makes me happy! I love sharing it with you.

Today’s Card Bits & Pieces

  • The offset layering on my card was inspired by a card I saw in my web travels. The card didn’t showcase Stampin’ Up! products, and I don’t have anything other than Stampin’ Up! products, so I improvised and created my own layer dimensions.
  • The card bits and pieces are in the photo below. Click the button below to download the PDF Tutorial you can print or view in your browser.

  • I always add the sentiment to my card designs last. Today is no exception.
  • When I went to add a sentiment to the card front, I thought I was covering too much of the die cut layer.
  • The sentiment is on the inside of the card.

The Inside Story

  • The flower image and sentiment are in the Happiness Abounds stamp set. That stamped flower is so pretty!
  • The “best wishes” sentiment is a one-line stamp. It was too long to sit next to the flower image.
  • I covered the word “wishes” with a piece of tape and stamped “best”.
  • Then I covered the word “best” with a piece of tape and stamped “wishes”.
  • Be sure you remove your tape or sticky note BEFORE you stamp your cardstock. Trust me on this!  🙂

 

So, treat yourself to this beautiful suite, cut a few layers, die cut flowers, add some ink splatter and create something happy. Remember, Happiness Abounds!!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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Happiness Abounds In A Mini Slimline

Today’s card is a Mini Slimline design using the Happiness Abounts Bundle and Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper.

It took little effort on my part to put this card together. The Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper has a few color combinations of flowers and watercolor washed designs. The paper is double sided. Floral images are on one side and the watercolor wash patterns are on the other. Once I decided on my color combination, the rest was easy.

Through most of my card making and designing, I didn’t lean toward purples. Lately, shades of purple are appealing more to me. Fresh Freesia is a beautiful newer shade and our new Orchid Oasis is gorgeous! Stampin’ Up! is filling in their color palette with more fresh, fun purples.

The length of the Slimline design gives space to showcase the beauty of the Designer Series Paper, the intricate layer die cut, and the die cut flowers.

 

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

I’m showing the parts and pieces of this card in the photo below. I put together a PDF Tutorial you can download and print for layer measurement and card assembly details.

I hope you enjoy re-creating this card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

So, cut your patterned paper, add a die cut layer, some flowers and create something beautiful and happy!

… the only limitation is your imagination.

A Note From Me

  • I found envelopes that fit this card nicely. I purchased them from Amazon. They are White Monarch Envelopes (3 7/8″ x 7 1/2″). They’re sold in a pack of 100 for $12.95. The quality is good. They have a little substance to them.

 

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Parisian Beauty Bundle Is Retiring!

Another favorite of mine that is going away is from Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The Parisian Blossoms Suite caught my eye immediately.

I switched up the Suite’s color palette a bit and used Rose Gold Foil Paper from the Everything is Rosy Product Medley (now on the Clearance Rack), shadowed by some Soft Suede.  The warm combination of Pool Party and Soft Suede is a favorite of mine.

If you look closely, you’ll see that I cropped two Eiffel Towers; one in Soft Suede and one in Rose Gold.  I glued them together, but slightly offset the Soft Suede in back of the Rose Gold to give some depth to the Eiffel Tower.  I repeated the same process when I cropped the “Amour” sentiment. The swirl image from the Parisian Dies is simply stunning! A few sequins add just a little more shine.

The Soft Suede stamped background font is simple and elegant. Rather than Whisper White, I used Very Vanilla for the card layer just to keep the color palette soft. A little Soft Suede ink around the edges of both card layers sets them apart nicely.

The center card layer is a piece of the patterned paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper which is not only on the Retiring Products list, but its on sale at 20% off.

So, treat yourself to the Parisian Blossoms Suite, add a little Soft Suede and just a few sequins and create something soft and pretty.

Stay safe and be well!

Hugs to you.

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Here’s To Cheers!

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Cheers for Stampin’ Up!’s “Here’s To Cheers” Clear Mount Stamp Set… and it’s part of the current “Online Extravaganza” promotion going on right now.  Act fast, you can only get this great deal for another day. This stamp set is 20% off and you’ll use it again and again.

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For the past two weeks, I’ve been hosting card classes and this stamp set and card was a huge success.  How’s this for a holiday greeting, or a sparkling “Happy New Year” note, or even a special birthday wish… and how about adding some glitter and gold?

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Same sketch, same stamp, two different cards.

  • I put together both cards using a standard A-2 (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) card base with Whisper White card stock.
  • Each flagged banner is hand cropped and measures 2″ X 3 1/2″.  The banner in the first card is cropped from a strop of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (p. 175 in the Annual Catalog).
  • I punched all of the circles with my 2″ Circle Punch using Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White and older Brushed Gold card stock (the Gold Foil Sheet featured in the current Annual Catalog would be just as pretty).
  • The gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum ribbon is from the current Holiday Catalog.  It’s full of shimmering texture and very soft.
  • I added a few Fancy Frost sequins to the top card and punched a few 1/2″ circles from the Gold and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
  • Sweet Sugarplum card stock and ink is a beautiful contrast to the Whisper White base.

So, find that special stamp, punch a few circles, add a flagged banner, and create something stunning!

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