Who Else Loves Floral DSP Cards?

If the floral paper on the first card seems familiar, yes . . . you’ve seen that Flower For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) before on a pervious card, which you can see that post HERE. I changed the layout and did the ribbon differently for these two cards. The floral paper on the second card is from the same DSP paper pack! I LOVE IT but I love all the papers in that paper pack! I also love the BIG sentiment, from the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set, on the Basic White cardstock. In my opinion, I think the white die cut label from the Tasteful Label Dies pulls the white out of both floral papers. SADLY the DSP and the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set is on the Retirement List! It will NOT carry over into the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, which goes live May 4! I’ll include a download for you later in this post! I’m always so sad to see my favorite things retire but then there will be new things to get excited about as well.

I truly love simple cards with simple layouts. I think you could use these cards for an Anniversary or even a Wedding card! There are more beautiful papers in this DSP paper pack that I’m sure I’ll be using them with this layout again! Adding just a bit of ribbon to my cards gives it that little extra special touch as well as embossing the sentiment. After I embossed my sentiments with Stampin’ Clear Emboss Powder, I took a side by side picture. The non-embossed sentiment on the left is softer and blends well with the DSP. The embossed sentiment on the right has the raised, shiny affect which is also a bit darker. Which one do you like?

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Just Jade In Color 2020-2022 | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Panel: Flower For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper | 5-1/4” x 4
  • Basic White 4” x 3” – Label for Sentiment
  • Basic White | 5-1/4” x 4” – Inside Panel
  • Stamp sentiment with Just Jade In Color 2020-2022 Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad
  • Immediately add Stampin’ Clear Emboss Powder and set with Heat Tool
  • Die cut sentiment using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Just Jade In Color 2020-2022 ¼” Ribbon | 5” Long Horizontal Ribbon | 2-1/2” Long for Bow
  • Add ribbon across the lower front of the DSP panel, adhere ends behind the panel with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive
  • Pop up sentiment die cut label with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Attach little bow with a Mini Glue Dot

USEFUL TIPS

  • Stamp sentiment then add Clear Emboss, heat set. You can do this with ANY ink color! WooHoo!
  • If using the Stamparatus – Place cardstock for sentiment on Stamparatus. Lay die cut down FIRST then place cling stamp in center. REMOVE die cut before adding the magnets to hold cardstock in place.  
  • Using the Stamparatus allows you to re-ink your stamp if you need to add more ink or to get better coverage! 
Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – Retiring!
So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set – Retiring!

You can still get the So Sentimental Bundle that includes the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set and the Stitched So Sweetly Die at a 10% discount, while supplies last (#153828 $48.50). The Stitched So Sweetly Die set WILL CARRY OVER to the NEW catty! But remember that I used the Tasteful Label Dies with these cards. I just want to let you know that this stamp set bundle is great together! I’ll have to create a card using the So Sentimental Bundle for another blog post! So stay tune!

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Shimmering Dragonflies

Dragonflies have always been fun to watch. Some are more beautiful than others but nonetheless, they remind me of simpler times. Growing up and even as an adult, I have spent a LOT of time camping, boating, and waterskiing. Dragonflies were always part of the experience. Even at times while mowing in the summertime, there will be swarms of them following me. I’ve never been afraid of them but there are other winged things that I definitely don’t want in my personal space! LOL!

I LOVE the Dragonfly Garden Bundle which is what I used to create today’s card. The bundle consist of the Dragonfly Garden Cling Stamp Set and the Dragonflies Punch, which has BOTH a large and small dragonfly! Did you know that when you bundle, you save 10% off the price? I also used the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. This paper pack has some really pretty prints to use for this time of the year! Click HERE to see each of the 12 double-sided designs, which includes 4 each in the pack for a total of 48 sheets.

I used the one sheet with the white background with the various sizes of pretty colored dragonflies (top row, fourth from the right end) for my dragonflies. I used the larger Dragonfly on the punch and punched out my dragonflies, which I then added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the wings to make them sparkle. I decided to add just a bit to the dragonfly’s body as well. I totally love that glitter brush! I just love how each dragonfly shimmers in the light!

I struggled with how I was going to do my layout but I decided on using a strip from the sheet that has the green vegetation and dragonflies (bottom row, third from the left). I decided on the Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and Blackberry Bliss Dragonflies to pop on top of the three rectangle shaped pieces which coordinates with the Dragonflies as well. Those prints are part of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper as well! I normally add any little trinkets but I couldn’t resist those little LadyBug Trinkets! They are SO CUTE!

I had two card challenges that inspired my card and I love how it turned out! After completing my card, I realized that I was missing an item! Let me just say that I’m going for the POLKA DOTS on the Lady Bugs at this point! TeeHee! This first challenge is with Festive Friday Challenge #FF0079 which you pick three items from the INSPO LIST. I chose INSECTS, GREEN & POLKA DOTS! Please visit their site to see many creative cards being made from the INSPO LIST below!

The other challenge is with Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges SUOC#270. Their challenge is called Sky High Theme: Anything That Flies. Visit their site to see more flying themed cards!

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Basic White | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP | vertical strip 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP | 3 – 2″ x 1-1/4″ rectangle shapes
  • Position the 3 rectangle shapes 3/8″ apart as well as from the bottom and top of the vertical strip.
  • Glue the vertical strip to the card base
  • Use Clear Block C or Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment.
  • Apply Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the Dragonflies. Let dry. Adhere LAST with mini Glue Dots. Place one Glue Dot under head of Dragonfly and one towards end of the body when ready to attach. TIP: Before placing the Glue Dots, bend the wings upward on each side.
  • Attach the Ladybug Trinkets with mini Glue Dots. TIP: Use the tip the Paper Snips to grab hold of the Ladybug Trinkets and place on top of glue dot. Use same method to place the Ladybug Trinkets on the card. Easy Peasy!
  • If mailing this card with the trinkets, you may need to make it NONMACHINEABLE.

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Thursday Bundle Spotlight – Butterfly Bouquet

Who doesn’t LOVE butterflies?! PLUS this is an EARLY RELEASE product that will be in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog but you can preorder NOW. WooHoo! This early release runs now through May 3, 2021. I have a feeling this is going to be a very popular product release. The two paper packs are only available during this early release promotion or only while supplies last. OH MY!

BUTTERFLY BOUQUET INFORMATION

The Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set is a single stamp that has a burst of butterflies that is a background stamp but can also be used to create single butterflies by using the coordinating die set. AWESOME! Use this stamp to create projects for Mother’s Day, weddings, and more. Pair this stamp with greetings of your choice to customize it for the spring or summer season or a special occasion. Stamp the line-art image and add color with your choice of coloring technique, or apply different colors of ink to the stamp before stamping to create a unique look. Whatever you do with it, I know the results will be beautiful.  

Create beautifully detailed butterflies for all of your paper crafting projects with the Brilliant Wings Dies. Once you’ve cut out a swarm of butterflies, you can create a background, make a focal point, or use them as accents. There’s so much you can do. BUNDLE and you save 10% off your purchase!

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE COLLECTION

OMGosh! I love the BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE COLLECTION! Instead of ordering each product individually, purchase the Butterfly Brilliance collection. You’ll get one of each product at the best price. The collection includes Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (48 sheets of patterned paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs) and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper (2 sheets: 12″ x 12″). This collection is only available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last. I have a feeling the Butterfly Bijou DSP will go fast! LOVE IT!

BUTTERFLY BIJOU 6″ X 6″ DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

This exclusive Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper (DSP) is ONLY available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last. I love all the shades of aqua, pink, and yellow and watercolored patterns that coordinate beautifully. I love the patterns!

  • 48 sheets of patterned paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″
  • Acid free
  • Lignin free
  • Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, So Saffron.

NATURAL TOUCH SPECIALTY PAPER

This exclusive Natural Touch Specialty Paper is ONLY available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

Add lovely texture to your creations with the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. You can stamp on it, emboss it, and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents.

  • 2 sheets
  • 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
  • Non-porous

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Bouquet of Hope – Paper Pumpkin Kit February 2021

I’m always excited to receive my Paper Pumpkin Kit each month! Although this kit is no longer available, if you subscribe by March 10th you’ll receive the March 2021 – Here’s To You – Paper Pumpkin Kit. ALSO you would then be able to purchase the REFILL KIT for the February 2021 Bouquet of Hope as a NEW SUBSCRIBER to Paper Pumpkin! Here are the items in the refill kit (see below image) which will NOT include the exclusive photopolymer stamp set or the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Spot. You can always buy the full size Classic Stampin’ Pad in Mossy Meadow or even buy Uninked Stampin’ Spots (pack of 5) and buy a Stampin’ Ink Refill in Mossy Meadow. That’s the beauty of Stampin’ Up! products, you can pick and choose the way you want to build your ink collection! If you’ll notice in the main image (above), you could actually use other stamp sets for your sentiments to stamp the two different sized labels. I’ll have an example to show you later in this post.

For more information about this particular kit see my previous post HERE! The refill kit is still available which is only $10.00 Item #156917 but you must be a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin to purchase refills/kits. Watch my unboxing video so you can see all the goodies in this box plus I share information about how Paper Pumpkin works. Now remember, I’m still new to making videos so if you leave me a comment, be nice! LOL!

My February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Bouquet of Hope – arrived earlier this week. As soon as it arrived, unfortunately I needed to send a sympathy card to a friend who lost her sister this past Sunday. Here is the card as it is meant to be made from the kit. I assure you the picture doesn’t do it justice!

What’s great about the Paper Pumpkin Kits is that you don’t have to make the cards exactly as they are shown. You can change things such as the stamped image, use different embellishments, change the card layout and so on. Some kits through the year will actually be 3-D projects or perhaps even a home decor item! My husband’s cousin is having a birthday next week, as well as my husband and their birthdays are on the same day. So for his cousins birthday, I changed the sentiment using a different stamp set that I earned for FREE from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration (SAB) which ends this Sunday, February 28. See more information regarding SAB below! The stamp set I used is A Touch Of Ink. It is one of my favorites! I love Hummingbirds and Butterflies! See it in the product table below! Note: It’s in Level 2 so you would have to spend $100 in product (before shipping/taxes) to EARN this particular stamp set.

I haven’t made the other cards in this kit as of yet but I can’t wait to do so! Also as a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, you’ll receive a monthly newsletter that includes an unboxing video of latest kit (see below video), alternate projects, coordinating products, and refill/past kits (if available).

Speaking of kits, let me move onto March 2021 – Here’s To You Paper Pumpkin Kit. Subscribe for your monthly subscription HERE by March 10 or purchase a prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription (see product table) to get this kit. The March kit is a celebration kit that marks Paper Pumpkin’s 7th Birthday in March. This kit will include a FREE GIFT as well! View more details about this kit and subscribing to Paper Pumpkin from my earlier blog post HERE, plus I talk about it in my YouTube video that is in today’s post! You’ll not want to miss out on this great kit! Who doesn’t love FREE STUFF?! Plus with this kit, I’ll get to try out a new technique using these four stencils (each one is 4″ x 4″) and Stampin’ Sponge.

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DON’T FORGET THAT SALE-A-BRATION IS STILL GOING ON! 

For every $50 and $100 you spend (before shipping & tax), you’ll earn an exclusive Sale-A-Bration (SAB) item for FREE! SAB ends February 28 so don’t wait! Shop my Online Store HERE to see all the SAB items! 

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Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick Bundles – Now Available!

TWO NEW BUNDLES are now available! The Hey Chick stamp set is back!  This cute and quirky little stamp set from the 2017 Sale-A-Bration Brochure has returned along with a coordinating die set. This stamp set was VERY POPULAR and I’m sure it will be again!

Hey Chick
     – Cling Stamp Set | Item #158190
     – Chick Dies | Item #158199 | 19 Dies
     – Bundle includes Stamp Set & Dies | Item #158627 | 10% Discount

The Hey Birthday Chick Cling stamp set is the Stampin’ Up! 2021 January-June Mini catalog on page 52 but it NOW has a coordinating die set!

Hey Birthday Chick
     – Cling Stamp Set | Item #154464
     – Birthday Chick Dies | Item #158200 | 11 Dies
     – Bundle includes Stamp Set & Dies | Item #158631 | 10% Discount

INSPIRATION GALLERY

Printable Flyer | Click to Print

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Simple & Stepped Up Snow Front Cards!

I LOVE to make SIMPLE cards that have just a bit of WOW to them! I believe that anyone can create a card. If you are a beginner, you could definitely create this card. This is a super EASY card that even you can do! Using the Stamparatus tool truly makes projects like this go much quicker with precision stamping but you can also just use the Acrylic Clear Blocks.

Evidently I mailed my stepped up card that I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to my dad without getting a picture of it before doing so! I don’t have time to replicate it at this point but you’ll see it in my video. The difference between these two cards, other than using 3 different colors, is that I added a coordinating card base to match the pond (or lake). It’s still a simple card with just a bit more appeal.

I’m still VERY NEW to doing videos so please bear with me when you are watching! After I’ve done a video and watch the replay, I am my own worse critic!

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp Set & Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set 
  • Cardstock:
    • Whisper White Thick 8-1/2” X 5-1/2” Base – Scored at 4-1/4” (NOW BASIC WHITE! SEE INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF POST!)
  • Ink Pads:
    • Misty Moonlight – Pond (or Lake)
    • Gray Granite – Upper Mountains
    • Early Espresso – Deer
    • Soft Suede – Sentiment for outside/inside
    • Crumb Cake – Lower Mountains
    • Shaded Spruce – Trees
    • Cherry Cobbler – Little Bird
  • Tools: Stamparatus (or use Acrylic Clear Blocks), Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Shammy

For the stepped up version(s), I added a coordinating cardstock for the base that matches the pond. I then decided to use Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to add some glitter to the mountain for a snow effect. I also switched out the Misty Moonlight, Shaded Spruce, and Cherry Cobbler to Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, and Merry Merlot. With doing that you might as well add on Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray and buy the Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle!

Just a Note: You can use regular Basic White Cardstock verses Thick when just doing a front panel on a colored cardstock base.

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OOPS! If you do the stepped up version then you’ll need an adhesive to adhere your front panel to your card base. Stampin’ Seal #152813 or TomBow Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue #110755. The TomBow glue is more forgiving which allows you to position certain items a bit easier into place. Either one will work great though!

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NEW BASIC WHITE PRODUCTS

Whisper White is no longer available. Stampin’ Up!’s supplier’s mill permanently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The following Basic White products are now available for you and your customers! I’ve added a PDF flyer that you can download to use until the new Annual Catalog is released.

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)
Be sure to watch for more information regarding Basic White Paper products!
This is what your PDF FLYER will look like once you download!

Sneak Peek from On Stage!

I had to pleasure to attend this years On Stage event along with over 10,000 other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Although it was a virtual event, hence the name OnStage@Home, it was a lot of fun to be able to participate. It was AWESOME getting a SNEEK PEEK at the upcoming products in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog! My card above is one of the cards that I was able to make along with the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, which was one of the many presenters. This part of the event was called Stamp & Share Experience. I opted to buy Dandy Garden Project Collection (Jan-Jun Mini Catalog products) prior to the event. Attendees were provided with a list of items (suggested alternate items were included) needed along with measurements to be able to join in and make cards along with the presenter. I’m sorry to admit that I do not have the SU Demo’s name so I can give her credit for her design. I like to give credit where credit is due! I truly love the layout and design of her card. Here it is without the punched dragonflies . . .

There are THREE different types of card makers and/or scrapbookers or just crafters in general: Beginner, Casual, and Avid. This card style is what I would call SIMPLE and for a beginner. BTW, I love simple cards! Adding the punched little dragonflies simply adds a bit more to the card which would appeal to a casual card maker. But what about adding some embellishments onto those little butterflies?! That would definitely step it up a bit more which would definitely appeal to an Avid crafter.

The beauty of making cards is that you can make them as simple as you want or you can step them up by adding just a bit more or a lot more! Regardless of the type of crafter you are, Stampin’ Up! products certainly makes it easy and fun when it comes to creating! Plus I love how Stampin’ Up! makes it SO EASY to coordinate between inks, ribbons, papers, embellishments . . . you really need to check out ALL their products! Be sure to visit my online store at https://tonyadenton.stampinup.net to see it ALL!

Speaking of products . . . this was my before prep for the Stamp & Share Experience. LOOK at all the 6″ x 6″ Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper! Love that paper! This DSP also coordinates with another stamp set that will also be available in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog (JJ 2021).

I have my products grouped for each project (below) that was demonstrated by three different presenters! I’m sorry that I don’t have my other two cards to share at this time.

If you want to see a close up of the products from the Dandy Garden Project Collection that I was able to pre-order, visit this LINK. Remember these items are NOT available until the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog goes live in January.

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Celebrate with Sunflowers!

Who doesn’t LOVE sunflowers in the summertime?! When the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) was released back in June, I immediately knew that I had to have this Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and coordinating die set.

I absolutely LOVE the coordinating die set, Sunflowers Dies! I am really pleased how my card turned out. It’s a simple layout yet it has layers and texture to give it a bit more of a WOW factor. I made this card as a birthday card for my daughter as well as a dear relative on my husband’s side of the family who reached a major milestone of 75 years old. I plan on making a few more of these sunflower cards!

Also I LOVE the NEW 2020-2022 In Colors that was introduced in the new AC. I think they are my most favorite set of In Colors to date! The new In Colors are: Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Bumble Bee, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Card Base is Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (Scored at 4-1/4″)
  • Flower For Every Season DSP (Designers Series Paper) 2″ x 4-1/4″; adhere to card base with your choice of adhesive (Stampin’ Seal or Tom Bow Multipurpose Glue)
  • 2020-2020 In Color DSP Bumblebee CS (cardstock) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; bottom layer of sunflower
  • 2020-2022 In Color Bumblebee 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; top layer of sunflower
  • 2020-2022 In Color DSB Cinnamon Cider 1″ x 1″; center of sunflower
  • 2020-2022 In Color Just Jade; top and bottom layers for the leaves

Die cut the layers for the sunflower. Use the Silicon Mat and place a huge dot of liquid Tom Bow glue on the mat. Take the sponge and quarter it with scissors. Dab it in the glue then on the back side of the detailed top layer die cut (the solid Bumblebee cardstock), you’ll dab it all over the back and then adhere it to the solid sunflower base (DSP Bumblebee cardstock). You could use the Fine Tip Glue Pen (AC page 162 #138309 $7.00). I find it easier to do it with the Silicon Mat and Tom Bow Multipurpose Glue. Do this step with the leaves as well. Before adhering the sunflower and leaves, stamp the sentiment using Cinnamon Cider. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the sunflower.

HELPFUL TIPS:

  • Once the glue dries on the Silicone Mat, it comes right off! Stamp two leaves on Just Jade cardstock, then die cut two of them.
  • Die cut one solid stamped leaf and one detailed leaf die at same time, then repeat.
  • That sponge you used to dab in the glue, keep that in a small air tight container. A little rubbermaid container will do! Then it’s ready to use again when you are needing to glue down detailed or intricate dies!

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Thanks Kindly & Festive Friday Challenge #FF0004

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I hope you love my card as much as I do! I knew I wanted choose ‘flowers’ for this Festive Friday Challenge but other than that, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I think the best thing to do is just to start with one or two things in mind and work my way from there when creating a card. I knew I needed a ‘Thank You’ sentiment and I knew I wanted to create a Daisy flower. I fell in love with the Delightful Daisy DSP and knew I had to have it along with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and the Daisy Punch! Don’t you just LOVE these items?! If you do, make sure you order all three before the new Annual Catalog comes out at the beginning of June! I hope the stamp set and punch carries over into the new catalog but just in case, don’t miss out on these items if you think you may want them.

The “Thanks kindly” sentiment is from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set. It has seven different ‘Thank You’ sentiments, which is great! I also used the Petal Garden DSP Stack which is AWESOME! I absolutely love, love, love all the floral patterns in that 6 x 6 stack of papers. I actually used the backside one to get that little tid bit of stitched look peeping out from under the Delightful Daisy DSP. Can you see it?! Perhaps you will in the next close up image of the Daisy flower.

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What really makes this Daisy flower come alive is the fact I used Stampin’ Up!’s NEW Stampin’ Blends! They are premier alcohol markers with dual-tips. Right now there are 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, each with a light and a dark shade as well as ivory, bronze, and a color lifter. LOVE ‘EM! I stamped the flower twice with the Calypso Coral Ink Pad so I could punch out two flowers. Then I colored my flowers in with the light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend. I went back over the inside of the petal leaves with the light Calypso Coral to give my petals a bit more depth. Then to top it off, I added that BEAUTIFUL Gold Faceted Gem in the center to really add beauty to my flower. Did I already tell you how much I LOVED my card?!

Also please be sure to visit Festive Friday, A Papercrafting Challenge website to see the Designer Team’s and the other participant’s cards as well.

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Please leave me a comment and tell me what you love best about my card. What product(s) do you love most? If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

 

Thanks Kindly & NEW SAB Items!

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When my dear sister-in-law (my hubby’s sister, Denise) emailed and asked for my help to design a Thank You card, I was honored for two reasons.

First reason, I felt it was a compliment. To be asked to help design a card must mean that I’m doing something right! Anyone can CASE (COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING) a card or change up a few things to call it their own. I really try to come up with my own designs for the most part. If I do CASE a card, I will definitely give credit where credit is due.

Second reason, the Thank You cards are to go to two people who helped make it possible for Denise to receive her daughter’s diploma from the University of Illinois. Why is that a big deal? Her daughter, Caitlin, committed suicide nearly a year ago come next month in March. She was about to turn 21 last April and graduate from college. She had her whole life ahead of her. None of it made sense, it never does for those of us who are left behind. Heartbreak is an understatement! Suicide is a real problem! The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (www.asp.org) is the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to saving and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. If you know of someone who could benefit from learning more about suicide, donating, or getting support; please give them this information. It could make all the difference in the world!

After I made my first card, I decided to design two more cards (see below). The one with the blue card base I have a booboo! You can see a hairline of blue up at the top of the card. No problem, I’ll be making that one again in the future! I wanted to use the school colors for the University of Illinois since the two individuals receiving them are part of the University personnel. Thank goodness I found the RGB codes for the shade of blue. I had to go back to Midnight Muse from the 2012-2014 In Colors! It was a VERY close match!! WooHoo! The ribbon is retired as well, but you can recreate this card using ANY COLOR and different ribbon!

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Stampin' Up! Thanks Kindly, Detailed Floral Thinlits, One Big Meaning, #tonyadenton #soinkingsweet #thesweetinker

I have four pearls on the card on the left. Can you see them in the floral cutout? My name is covering one of them. I also have one in the curly “y” in the word “kindly”. I used pearls on all three cards. I wanted the cards to be classy yet elegant. Denise loved them all! This is what she had to say, “I can’t thank you enough for helping me. These are exactly what I was hoping for, but so much prettier than I could actually do.” She chose the two cards with the white card base! I did a poll. My hubby likes the one with the Midnight Muse card base. My daughter, Tenaya, likes the first one (at top) I made. Which one do you like?

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