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Sympathy Card in Blueberry Bushel

Sympathy Card in Blueberry Bushel

Sometimes symapthy cards are the hardest to design and make, especially if you have a short timeline to get it completed.  Because of this, I usually hold a Stamp-A-Stack of Sympathy cards at least once a year for my customers.  This is one of the cards I made for a recent class.  The card base is not the usual 1/2 sheet of cardstock – it started that way but then had 1-1/4″ cut off the front layer.  By adding the greeting and it’s background layer, I discovered that it will stand on the table as most cards do.

Sympathy in Blueberry Bushel

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Blueberry Bushel Cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 11” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. On the front layer, cut off 1-1/4″.
  3. Cut Pressed Petals Specialty DSP at 4″ x 4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the front layer.
  4. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the back layer.
  5. For the coordinating layer at the bottom of the back layer, cut Pressed Petals Specialty DSP at 4″ x 1-1/4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the bottom of the back layer.
  6. For the layer behind the word layer, cut a piece of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock with one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Big Shot.
  7. Use Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink to stamp the greeting from Flourishing Phrases on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the rectangle shape from Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Big Shot to cut out the greeting.  Attach to the background layer with Snail Adhesive.
  8. Attach the completed greeting layer to the bottom edge of the front layer making sure to only put adhesive on half of the greeting so it doesn’t stick to the back layer.
  9. Embellish with Pearl Basic Jewels.

Here’s a look at the inside layer:

SAB 2020 – Lovely Ladybug Birthday Greeting

Lovely Ladybug Birthday Greeting

Here are some very cute little ladybugs that you’ll find in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  For the time being, I find it easy to cut them out with circle punches or circle dies but, after February 3, 2020, dies for cutting them out will be available to purchase!!  All the images in this set can be coloured or left “as is” after stamping making them one of the best stamp sets for everyone to create exactly what they want!!

Want to see some tips about this card?  Watch my video here!!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Basic Black Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Before attaching to the card base, use the Starburst Punch and Layering Circle Die with the Big Shot to cut out background layers for the ladybug images.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach the Basic Black layer to the card base.
  3. Cut Real Red Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Basic Black layer.
  4. Stamp the ladybug images on Whisper White Cardstock.  Colour with the Blends – Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Basic Black. Embellish the tiny flower with a Real Red Rhinestones.  Punch out one image with the 2″ Circle Punch and cut the other image out with the appropriate Layering Circle Die and the Big Shot.
  5. Use Glue Dots to attach a piece of Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon to the back of one of the ladybug images.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Real Red layer.
  6. Attach the other ladybug image using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Use Real Red Classic Ink to stamp the greeting on Whisper White Cardstock.  Trace the area around the greeting using the background paper saved from mounting the stamp or trace throught the opening where the stamp was located in the stamp set.  This will give the proper spacing for the cutting.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the greeting near the top of the Real Red layer.

Mini 2020 – Timeless Tulips Birthday Wishes

Timeless Tulips Birthday Wishes

When I see tulips, I always think of spring and with our current temperatures being -40C I really NEED to create with this Timeless Tulips stamp set from the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue!  I used the Stamparatus to get the placement of the flower stems and the leaves exactly where I wanted them.  The Timeless Tulip stamp set is a Distinktive set which means that the shading on the tulips is built into the stamp.  This allows you to stamp once and have a beautiful shaded image.  The stamp set and the punch are bundled to save you 10%. Timeless Tulips

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Melon Mambo Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Basic Black Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the card base.
  3. Cut Whisper White Cardstock with the Big Shot and the largest Stitched Rectangle Die.
  4. Use the Stamparatus with Shaded Spruce Classic Ink to stamp tulip stems and leaves on the Whisper White Cardstock.
  5. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Basic Black layer.
  6. Use Melon Mambo Classic Ink to stamp the tulips on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the Tulip Builder Punch to punch the images out. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach at the top of the stamped stems.
  7. Use Melon Mambo Classic Ink to stamp the greeting on Whisper White Cardstock.
  8. Trim the ends of the greeting with Paper Snips.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the greeting to the front of the card.
  9. Embellish with Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

 

Mini 2020 – Painted Poppies with Vellum

Painted Poppies with Vellum

Here’s another awesome bundle in the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue!  Actually you’ll find two, yes TWO, awesome bundles on pages 26 & 27 of the catalogue – Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle!   They have beautiful line-art images accented by watercolour effects, all inspired by a field of poppies.  I’m so grateful to fellow demonstrator, Lillian Kemp of Stamper’s Niche, for sharing her sample card with me so I could recreate it for our monthly card class!

If you look closely at those pages you’ll see four additional products that coordinate with the two bundles.  There are sequins, ribbon, accent elements and coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) has handpainted blooms and watercolour washes make beautiful backgrounds or focal points – package includes 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs – 12” x 12” (30.5 x 30.5 cm). Acid free, lignin free.  The coordinating colours are Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.

Painted Poppies with Vellum

Watch my video showing how to make this card!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Use Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to stamp a greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set near the bottom right-hand corner.
  3. Cut Blackberry Bliss Cardstock at 3″ x 4″.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the card base.
  4. Cut Peaceful Poppies DSP at 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach to the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.
    1. Tip: Using liquid glue will allow you some time to “wiggle” the DSP if need be because the layers are cut only 1/8″ different.
  5. Cut Mossy Meadow Cardstock with the leaf dies and the Big Shot.  Attach over the DSP using Liquid Glue.
  6. Use the Poppies Moments Dies for the two different sized poppies and the Big Shot to cut out 2 vellum shapes.  Using the poppy outline dies and the Big Shot to cut out an outline layer from Blackberry Bliss.  Use liquid glue to attach over the vellum shapes.
  7. Attach completed poppies over the ends of the leaves.
  8. Cut the centres for the poppies from Black Foil Sheets using the dies and the Big Shot.  Attach to the poppies with Liquid Glue.
  9. Embellish with a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

 

Mini 2020 – Music From The Heart

Note Card Music From The Heart

Here’s a great card for anyone!  Music is universally accepted as calming and relaxing no matter where you are listening to it.  These notecards can be given as a set or individually.  They were quick & easy to make when you start with the Note Cards & Envelopes from the Annual Catalogue and the Music From The Heart stamp set from the January to June 2020 Mini Catalogue.  You can see another card using this stamp set here.

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Basic Black Cardstock at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4” – use Snail Adhesive to attach to the front of the Note Card.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 4-1/2″ x 3″.  Use Black Memento Ink to stamp the image and greeting from the Music From The Heart stamp set.  Use Real Red Classic Ink and the small heart stamp to add a pop of colour!
  3. Use Black Memento Ink to stamp the image from the Music From The Heart stamp set on the coordinating envelope.  Isn’t that curvy keyboard just the cutest thing you’ve seen?

 

SAB 2020 – Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday to You

I’m sure that we all need a supply of birthday cards to send to family and friends.  This set, that is available during the 2020 Sale-A-Bration, is gorgeous and can be made in any colour so you can customize it for each birthday!  Using the coordinating Stampin’ Blends as well as the Stampin’ Markers allows your creation to always look amazing!!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store! 

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Thick Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2”.  Score at 4-1/4″ – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Purple Posy Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Big Shot and Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder to add a design.  Use Liquid Multipurpose Glue to attach to the card base.
  3. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the cake image from the Happy Birthday to You stamp set on Whisper White Cardstock.  Colour with the Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Markers.
  4.  Use the Big Shot and the largest die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut out the image.  Attach to the Purple Posy layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Embellish with Metallic Pearls.

SAB 2020 – Lovely Lily Happy Birthday

Lovely Lily Happy Birthday

During the year I send birthday cards to family and friends so I always need LOTS of cards!  This one, Lovely Lily Happy Birthday, is made with a FREE stamp set that’s available only during Sale-A-Bration 2020!  The 3 coordinating products are the stamp set, the dies and the Designer Series Paper – almost like a Product Suite!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Grapefruit Grove Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Bermuda Bay Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Big Shot and Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder to add a design.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach to the card base.
  3. Cut Grapefruit Grove Cardstock at 4″ x 2-1/4″.  Cut Lily Impressions DSP at 4″ x 2″ – use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Grapefruit Grove Cardstock.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Bermuda Bay layer.
  4. Stamp the Lovely Lily veins on Grapefruit Grove Cardstock with Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink.  Use the Big Shot and the die from Lily Pad Dies to cut out the image.  NOTE: If you’re careful, you can stamp this image and cut it out of the 4″ x 2″ piece of cardstock!
  5. Cut Lily Impressions DSP using the outline image from Lily Pad Dies.  Attach over the Grapefruit Grove lily using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  6. Stamp the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set on Whisper White Cardstock using Bermuda Bay Classic Ink.  Punch out this stamped image with the 2″ Circle Punch.
  7. Punch out a Grapefruit Grove scalloped circle with the Starburst Punch.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach the Whisper White greeting layer to this scallop circle.
  8. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the front of the card.
  9. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Lovely Lily cut out image over the greeting on the front of the card.
  10. Tie a bow using Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon – use a Mini Glue Dot to attach to the Grapefruit Grove Lily image.

Mini 2020 – Music From The Heart

Music From The Heart

The current Mini Stampin’ Up! catalogue has this Music From The Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set – I absolutely LOVE it!!

It reminds me of all the evenings I spent playing music with my Dad and my Brothers while growing up on the farm.  We lived in the country where television reception was almost non-existent so, instead of watching a very snowy TV screen, we would play our musical instruments – great times!!

Music From The Heart

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Blueberry Bushel Black Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″. Use Label Me Lovely Punch to punch out a design before using Snail Adhesive to attach to the card base.
  3. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″. Use Momento Black Ink to stamp treble clef notes and quarter music notes in a random pattern. Use the Real Red Dark Blend to colour the hearts on each music note. Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the Blueberry Bushel layer.
  4. Use Snail Adhesive to attach the punched out Blueberry Bushel image over the music note layer.
  5. Use Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink to stamp the greeting from the Music From The Heart stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock. Use the Timeless Label Punch to punch the greeting out. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the greeting layer over the Blueberry Bushel punched out image.
  6. Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the keyboard image on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock. Use Paper Snips to cut out the keyboard image. Adhere to the front of the card using Mini Glue Dots.
  7. Use Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink to stamp a greeting on the inside of the card base.

Now for a look at the completed card:

Music From The Heart

 

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