Monday, February 6, 2023

Stampin' Up!s New Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper Makes the Most Gorgeous Thank You Card to Present to a Friend for Their Thoughtfulness

My customers often say my photographs of my cards don't do them justice, compared to when they see them in person. With this Thank You card I have to agree. You'll want to make your own just so you can see how amazing this card looks up close when you hold it in your hands. The floral oval sitting atop the floral background works nicely together up close.

This Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper is only available through February 28, 2023 as one of the reward choices from Stampin' Up!s Sale-a-Bration promotion. This opportunity only happens once a year. Place a $50 order with me before tax and shipping and you can select this fabulous pack of DSP. Oh the fun you are going to have with it!

If you purchase the Something Fancy Bundle (link and photo for Something Fancy Bundle stamp set and tag dies shown below) for $45.75  plus a package of Dimensionals for $4.25 you'll be at $50 USD perfectly. Then you can choose this special paper! That's a $12 value!





Images (c) Stampin' Up!

Images (c) Stampin' Up!


CUTS TO MAKE:

Rich Razzleberry Card base - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper - 5-1/2" x 12", scored very gently at 4", 6" and 8",

fold into a W shape.


Pink design from Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper - 1" x 4"


From the Dainty Flowers Designers Series Paper - fussy cut one of the floral ovals out including the inner oval portion out.


Measure the inner oval area and cut out a slightly larger piece of Basic White.

Inside of Card

Cut a piece 1" x 5-1/4"" of Dainty Flower DSP and a 2-1/2" x 5-1/4"" piece of Basic White for the inside card back portion. 


Inside Circle Centerpiece

Cut a 3" square of Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Cut a 2-1/2" square of Basic White cardstock

Exterior Envelope Flap
Dainty Flowers matching piece cut 2-3/8" x 6"

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:

Stamp: With Rich Razzleberry Ink, stamp the sentiments shown on the inner oval Basic White and the 2-1/2" square


Die Cut the two circles out, the 2-1/2" larger one in Rich Razzleberry, and the 2-1/8" smaller one in Basic White.


Adhere the scored and folded DSP to the Rich Razzleberry flat card base.


Adhere the two circles together for the inner section and carefully adhere to only the left side of the circle so no adhesive will escape.


Adhere the 1" x 5-1/4" of Dainty Flower DSP and a 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White to the inside card back portion evenly spaced all around. 

Adhere the pink 1" x 4" DSP to the card front across in the middle horizontally.

Adhere the front stamped oval behind the fussy cut floral oval, then raise up on the card front with Dimensionals. Then add two Brushed Brass Butterflies as shown.

Adhere the DSP on the exterior envelope flap and trim off the excess paper. 

Voila! A Beautiful Thank Your card set is finished! Hope you had fun!


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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Anytime is the Perfect Time to Use Stampin' Up!s Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper to Make the Most Beautiful Expanding Birthday Cards Ever for a Friend!

I have to say Stampin' Up! has created the most glorious Designer Series Paper that I have seen in a long, long time. This exquisite Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper (DSP) is one of my all-time favorities that I've used in the 12 years I've been a Demonstrator.

The colors are rich and vibrant. The flower assortment goes so well together. The hand painted look makes me almost feel like I'm walking through Monet's Garden. Do you agree?

The two cards I'm sharing today are quick and easy to make, so you could make several from the gorgeous sheets in this Designer Series Paper collection.

This Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper is only available through February 28, 2023 as one of the reward choices from Sale-a-Bration. Place a $50 order with me before tax and shipping and you can select this fabulous pack of DSP. If you purchased the Framed Florets Bundle (see link and photo below) for $54 USD you'd be all set to get this DSP free! That's a $12 value!

For the First Card Shown:
The first two photos are what I would call an advanced beginner's card design. It uses a 5-1/4" x 12 piece of the Dainty Flowers, with scoring at 4", 6", and 8". Be very careful to not to press too hard when scoring or you will rip this lovely paper. Fold the paper into a W shape and press flat. The back section is then glued to a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

Next cut another piece 1" x 5" of Dainty Flower DSP and a 2-1/2" x 5" piece of Basic White for the inside card back portion. Adhere those in place.


Using the Layering Circles Dies die cut the 2-1/2" larger one in Rich Razzleberry, and the 2-1/8" smaller one in Basic White.

With the Framed Florets Stamp Set and Rich Razzleberry Ink, stamp the sentiments shown.

Adhere the two circles together for the inner section and carefully adhere to only the left side of the circle so no adhesive will escape.

Adhere a matching exterior envelope flap 2-3/8" x 6" and trim off the excess paper. Beautiful set finished!


For the Second Card Shown:
The second two photos are what I would call an avid card design. It uses a 5-1/4" x 12 piece of the Dainty Flowers, with scoring at 4", 6", and 8". Be very careful to not to press too hard when scoring or you will rip this lovely paper. Fold the paper into a W shape and press flat. The back section is then glued to a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

Next cut another piece 1" x 5" of Dainty Flower DSP and a 2-1/2" x 5" piece of Basic White for the inside card back portion. Adhere those in place.

Prepare a 3" x 4" Rich Razzleberry rectangle and a 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" Basic White rectangle. Again using the Framed Florets Stamp Set and Rich Razzleberry ink, stamp the two images shown on the Basic White rectangle. Adhere those two layers together, then adhere to the front of the card.


Using the Layering Circles Dies die cut the 2-1/2" larger one in Rich Razzleberry, the 2-1/8" smaller one in Basic White.

With the Framed Florets Stamp Set and Rich Razzleberry Ink, stamp the sentiments shown.

Adhere the two circles together for the inner section and carefully adhere to only the left side of the circle so no adhesive will escape.

Adhere a matching exterior envelope flap 2-3/8" x 6" and trim off the excess paper. Another beautiful set finished!



Images (c) Stampin' Up!

Images (c) Stampin' Up!

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Seven Cute Stampin' Up! Snowmen Form a Winter Sampler Home Decor Piece to Share with You

Last year, a small group of my customers agreed that they wanted to make several 12" x 12" Wall Samplers that would fit in a Shadow Box Frame to use as a Home Decor item. I had lots of fun designing them from retired and current products in my stamp room.

As we got further along in the year, the group asked if they could make a couple more in 2023. I said sure! So here is our Winter Sampler we made recently. I love how it turned out and the ladies were very pleased as well. 


We started with a 12" x 12" piece of Basic White cardstock.

The measurements for the six squares were Pool Party Cardstock at 3-1/4" square, and retired Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) 3" square. The middle section was Pool Party at 3-1/4" x 10-1/4" and the Let It Snow DSP at 3" x 10". There is a 7/8" border all the way around and the squares/rectangle are spaced approximately 1/4" apart.

The Stamp Sets used were Spirited Snowmen (from 2018 Holiday catty), Snowman Season (2019 Holiday catty), and Snow Day (very old 2010 maybe?).

The bases for the stamped snowmen were made from Thick Basic White cardstock and Real Red cardstock. Retired Layering Circles Dies were used.

The assorted Snowmen were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. The Blends colors used were Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Old Olive, and Soft Suede. The one snowman has a red felt hat and scarf that Stampin' Up! sold but I can't remember what the product name was.

The retired Large Letter Dies used more of the Let It Snow DSP to cut the word WINTER.

The Snow Day Snowman next to the WINTER word was stamped on a piece of Pool Party cardstock using White Craft Ink and a Heat Tool to speed drying. The rest of the snowman images were stamped in Real Red Ink, Pumpkin Pie ink, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Early Espresso ink. Then the entire snowman was fussy cut out and mounted on a White Glimmer Paper Oval cut from the Layering Ovals dies and adhered directly on the base using Stampin' Seal adhesive.

All the snowmen circle pieces and letters were raised up from the square bases using Adhesive Foam Sheets (current product) cut to the needed size.

Once all the snowmen and WINTER are adhered to the base, then it is time to die cut some snowflakes from White Glimmer Paper using the retired Snowfall Dies (2018 Holiday catty). With Tombow Multipurpose Glue, adhere the snowflakes by sliding under the snowmen and WINTER as shown in the photo above. Finish your masterpiece with Red Rhinestones and Rhinestone Jewel embellishments.

Then put your Sampler in a Shadow Box Frame and you are all set for the rest of Winter!


If you'd like to explore the Samplers we made last year, the links are below.


Grateful Wall Sampler (This link is for Nov. 5, but the rest of the posts are Nov. 2, 3, 4, 2021)




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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

February Sale-a-Bration Updates! More Reward Goodies to Choose From When You Place an Order With Me!

Only 28 more days to go until the 2023 Sale-a-Bration promotion ends and won't be back until 2024. So much to be aware of. Let's go and remember all you can experience with Sale-a-Bration!


Ten more products! Yippee! That's a total of 19 in all!

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It's not too late to consider joining the Stampin' Up! family and my team to get this fabulous Cut and Emboss Machine and be able to purchase what you want at a discount. There is no obligation at all!


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Ordering a Pre Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription is a wonderful way to earn Sale-a-Bration rewards.
You would receive a coupon code via email following your purchase, and then you would go to www.paperpumpkin.com to set up your free account and enter your coupon code. Then your mailbox would start receiving a monthly crafting kit that's so much FUN!
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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Make This Beautiful Valentine with Stampin' Up!s Country Floral Lane Suite

One of the benefits of being an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is being able to preorder products a month ahead before they are released to the public. Occasionally a product is so popular that it sells out quickly and Stampin' Up! has difficultly getting more from their suppliers in a timely manner. Well, that is the case with some of the products that made this card. 

When I designed this beauty at the end of 2022, there was plently of Country Floral Lane Suite products available, but today when I planned to share this card, none are available and won't be until mid April. Yes, this is a bummer for my customers and readers, but I have learned a lesson too. Share my designs sooner than later.

My hope is that you can use this layout as inspiration for a similar Valentine using products you already own. No matter what products you have to work with, your labor of love will be a welcome surprise to your recipient. People (friends and family) love getting surprises in person and in their mailbox. Even though postage has now risen to 63 cents for a 1 ounce letter, it still the cheapest way to send a gift telling someone you are thinking of them.



Country Floral Lane Bundle
Images (c) Stampin' Up!

Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper
Images (c) Stampin' Up!

Cottage Gingham 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Images (c) Stampin' Up!

I have a tutorial about this card that is available for purchase. So if you happen to be one of the lucky ones who already purchased the Country Floral Lane Suite, then click on the link below. You'll get a shopping list of all products used, measurements and step by step assembly directions.



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Monday, January 30, 2023

Stampin' Up!s Country Floral Lane Suite Creates the Most Lovable Valentine Card Ever for Your Special Someone

Valentines is just a couple weeks away, so please help yourself to my original card layout as inspiration for what you have in your papercrafting stash. (The Stamp Set and Punch Bundle are currently sold out and Stampin' Up! is predicting it will receive more inventory by April 17, 2023. However, that doesn't really help you make Valentines right now, thus my suggestion to use what you already have in your stash.)

Your loved one will appreciate any beautiful handmade card you create when it is given with love. But if you do already own the Country Floral Lane Bundle and some of the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper then you will be ready to create this card that's full of love card very easily with my directions below.


Close Up of Hearts and Leaves arrangement.


Country Floral Lane Bundle
Images (c) Stampin' Up!

Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper
Images (c) Stampin' Up!

Supplies and Cutting Dimensions

1. Petal Pink cardstock card base cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"

2. Sweet Sorbet cardstock layer cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and adhere to card front.

3. Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut 3-3/4" x 5" and adhere to Sweet Sorbet Layer.

4. Basic White cardstock 2-3/4" x 4", die cut with the Scalloped Contours Dies using your die cutting machine.

5. Stamp the "With Love" in Sweet Sorbet ink first on the scalloped rectangle before adhereing the hearts and leaves as shown in the photo. Using Dimensionals you can adhere the Basic White scalloped rectangle to the card front.

6. Assorted Scraps of Basic White that will become the two large punched hearts, two small punched hearts and two leaves stamped with the Country Floral Lane stamp set in Petal Pink, Sweet Sorbet, and Mint Macaron ink pads using clear stamp blocks. Then use the Country Bouquet Punch and punch out the stamped images.

7. Arrange the punched images as shown in the photo using Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, and Mini Dimensionals. Add Basic Pearl Jewels for embellishment.

8. Inner card layer in Basic White cardstock cut 4" x 5-1/4", stamped with the Happy Valentines Day greeting in Sweet Sorbet ink. You can also add a couple hearts inside punched out using one of the coordinating pieces of the DSP.

9. Decorate your Basic White Medium Envelope flap with a piece of the matching DSP cut at 2-3/8" x 6", adhere to exterior of envelope flap and trim off excess with paper snips.

Other Tools You will Need:
Paper Trimmer
Take Your Pick Tool
Stampin' Seal adhesive

Have fun making this card your own. You could try a landscape positioned card too. Happy early Valentines Day!

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Try This Easy Sweet Baby Card Idea Using Stampin' Up!s Adorable Owl Stamp Set

 Babies are the cutest, aren't they? Several of my friends have adult daughters that are expecting. So I wanted to be prepared with an easy baby card when the delivery date arrives. This card design using Stampin' Up!s Adorable Owls stamp set goes together quickly and can be mass produced in most any color combination you might have in your crafting stash. I love how the owl stamped in matching ink looks so cute and you don't have to hand color it! Give it a try!

This card layout was inspired by Sassy Papercrafts.




Adorable Owls Stamp Set - available through 2/28/23
as a Sale-a-Bration reward with a $50 USD order before tax and shipping.

Images (c) Stampin' Up!

Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper
Images (c) Stampin' Up!

Country Gingham 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Images (c) Stampin' Up!


Cutting  Dimensions and Supplies Needed

Petal Pink or Balmy Blue Cardbase 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" , scored at 4-1/4"
Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper 2-5/8" x 4"
Country Gingham Designer Series Paper 2-5/8" x 4"
Petal Pink or Balmy Blue 3" square
Basic White 2-1/2" square
Inner Layer Basic White 4" x 5-1/4"
Exterior Envelope Flap use your choice of either of the Designer Series Papers shown here 2-3/8" x 6"

Stylish Shapes Dies - Largest and Next Largest Square
Sweet Sorbet or Balmy Blue Ink
Solid Faceted Gems in Balmy Blue or Petal Pink
Basic White Medium Envelopes
Stampin' Seal Adhesive
Dimensionals
Take Your Pick Tool
Paper Trimmer
Cut & Emboss Machine

This card design would also be very cute done as a Thank you card for after a baby shower. The Momma-to-be would love a bunch to send out.

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Did you enjoy this post? Here are some more posts using the Adorable Owls stamp set to inspire you.



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