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Dragonfly Garden

Dragonfly Garden

Today’s card, Dragonfly Garden, is one that we made during my “Stamping With Friends” Zoom class. Everyone is welcome to join us for this fun stamping time! We use our own supplies to follow the design of the sample we get via email the day before the class. Because we join the Zoom Meeting, we can all assist with the instructions, ask & reply to questions and add suggestions!

Now you can see why we LOVE this weekly event, right? If you’d like to come along and create with us, just send me an email to let me know.

To start with…..

I picked the Dragonfly Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) (#154297) to use and, as always, Stampin’ Up! indicated, on the back of the packaging, what colours are used in the DSP.

Next was the coordination….

Then it was easy to choose card stock that would match the DSP! The chosen design of the DSP was cut at 5-1/2″ x 1-1/2″. This time my choice was Calypso Coral card stock (#122925). For the card base, I cut 1 @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″, folded on the scoreline, and burnished with the bone folder. For the Calypso Coral layer behind the DSP, I cut 1 @ 5-1/2″ x 1-3/4″.

Now it was on to the Basic Black card stock (#121045). We needed to cut 1 @ 5-1/2″ x 2″ for the layer behind the DSP and Calypso Coral layer and cut 1 @ 3-3/4″ x 2-3/8″ for the layer behind the stamped focal point.

Basic White card stock (#159276) was cut @ 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside layer as well as 1 was cut at 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ to stamp on for the focal point. If you have the Stitched Rectangle Dies (#151820), you can use the 4th smallest die to get the same finished size for the focal point layer.

Now it’s time to stamp a little….

The Dragonfly Garden stamp set (#154411) has a number of choices for images so for this card, I chose the tall stand of daisies & stamped them with Memento Black Ink (#132708). They really didn’t need to be coloured but I decided to add Calypso Coral to the daisies with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (#154881). Shimmery Crystal Effects (#150892) was added to the top of the flowers gives them a bit of shine! The cluster of tiny dragonflies was stamped using the 2nd edition of Calypso Coral Classic Ink (#147101) to fill in the empty areas and create a coordinating background.

Look at the inside!

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Bumblebee Birthday Card

Birthday card with Bumblebee

Today, the Designer Series Paper (DSP) does most of the work on this Bumblebee Birthday Card! By having DSP, Ribbon, Ink, and Embellishments all in the same colour, I find it easy to create this “Wishing you the happiest of birthdays” card for my stash!

Let’s start with…

The Bumblebee Cardstock (#153077) is cut at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded and burnished with a bone folder. The Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper (#154297) was cut at 5-1/4″ x 3″. I used the Curvy Dies (#154319) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) to “split” the DSP and make room for to stamp the flexible greeting from the Quite Curvy stamp set (#154430).

Now for the Designer Series Paper…

Next, I cut Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and layered the die-cut DSP over it to determine where the greeting would be stamped. I didn’t adhere the DSP with an adhesive until the greeting was stamped with Bumblebee Classic Ink (#153116) – (just in case I had to turn the Whisper White layer over 😉) Once I arranged and stamped the words in a pattern I liked, I attached the DSP with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Note: Use liquid glue gives me a little more “wiggle” room for exact placement.

Now for some embellishments…

A length of Bumblebee Ribbon (#153622) (approx. 10″) was attached to the back of the Whisper White/DSP layer with Mini Glue Dots. A smaller piece of ribbon was used to tie a “Faux” bow. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I attached this completed layer to the card base. And, last but definitely not least, I attached 2 coordinating In Color Enamel Dots (#152480).

On to you…

Now it’s your turn to give it a try – with this bundle you can create a Christmas card, a birthday card, a sympathy card, a thank you card, or thinking of you card – the choice is yours. I’m sure you can figure out how to adapt these cards with the Quite Curvy bundle!

May Your Days Be Merry…

May your days be merry

Thanks to Lillian Kemp for sharing her design for this “May Your Days Be Merry” card. A few layers need to be cut and stamped before they can be assembled so let me explain how it all comes together!

To begin with….

The card base was cut at 11″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded and burnished with the bone folder. Another piece of Basic Black Cardstock (#121045) was cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″ so the stars could be stamped with VersaMark (#102283) ink and sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder (#109129). Of course, the Heat Tool (#129053) is needed next to melt the embossing powder.

Note: When using the Heat Tool, I’ve found it best to hold it in one place until you see the magic melting happening, then move it over the powder until it is totally melted!

On to the other layers….

The Smoky Slate Cardstock (#131202) was cut at 4″ x 1-3/4″. The Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) was also cut at 4″ x 1-3/4″. This is what worked for our card. As always, if you want these layers to be wider, you can certainly cut them larger than 1-3/4″! The Curvy Dies (#154319) & the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) made it so easy to add a fancy edge to both pieces of cardstock.

Note: When using the Curvy Dies, determine where you want the design and the cut edge to be. When you look at the Curvy Die with the tiny holes, you’ll notice that there are 2 curves. One curve goes up and one curve goes down so you can cut/place them where ever you want them!

Now we are ready to stamp on each one. Use VersaMark (#102283) ink to stamp the star swirl image on the Smoky Slate Cardstock close to the cut edge. Before the ink dried, it was sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder (#109129) and the Heat Tool (#129053) was used again to melt the embossing powder. On the Whisper White Cardstock layer, the “May your days be merry and bright” greeting from the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set (#155364) was stamped in Memento Black (#132708) near the edge cut with the Curvy Dies.

The last layer needed was the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper (#155969) cut at 4″ x 1-3/4″ – just like the other two were.

Note: Quite Curvy Bundle (#158396) is the only place that the Curvy Christmas Stamp set and the Classic Christmas DSP are available.

Assembly is done in stages….

Arrange the Smoky Slate, Whisper White, and Classic Christmas DSP layers onto the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Basic Black layer – attach with adhesive of your choice (I prefer Multipurpose Liquid Glue). Wrap a length of the Gold Thread from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (#152475) around the top of the DSP, attach at the back, tie a bow with another length, and with a glue dot. This completed layer is now ready to be attached to the card base. Use the adhesive of your choice. Embellish with Wonderful Gems (#153536).

The Quite Curvy Bundle (#158396) has so many great images and greetings like this one and this one.

Now it’s your turn – make 1 or 2 of these – share them / send them!
Need supplies – get them here!
If your order is under $200.00, please use the
current Host Code: VWV33RJA

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