I am so happy to tell you, dear readers, that I am on the new design team for Happy Little Stampers’ Dies Challenge. If you follow me, then you know how much I love using dies. Love? Maybe I should say addicted! LOL Today, I am showing you the brand new Art Gallery bundle in the January-June catalog that went live this week. I love everything about this suite of products and the designer paper is especially beautiful. To showcase this paper, I chose a great fun fold called the Triple Fold from Splitcoaststampers.

I’m a Grandmother!!

On a separate bit of news, I have to share that there’s a brand new future stamper in my family – born on Tuesday! My son and his wife had their beautiful baby boy Noah and I get to meet him this weekend. Soon enough, he will be stamping with me and I can’t wait to share this fun activity with him!

MY SECRETS TO MAKING THIS PROJECT

  • Although I followed the tutorial mostly, I did change up the dimensions of the card:
    • Card base: 12″ x 6″ and scored at 4 1/4,” 7″ and 9 3/4″
    • DSP Layers: 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ (2), 2 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ (2), 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″
  • I decided to give the top layer a decorative edge, so found one in Peony Dies.
  • Afterwards, all of the layers were adhered to the card base.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • After completing the base, it was time to do some stamping. To get started, I stamped the beautiful flowers, with 2 step stamping for the large flower and a rock and roll technique for a smaller one. Once I did that, they were all cut out with their coordinating dies.
  • Secondly, I cut out the oval out of the Spellbinders Hemstitch Ovals, then stamped and cut out the sentiment. Once that was completed, they were adhered together and placed onto a belly band of Pretty Peacock cardstock, cut at 11″ x 1 1/2″ after it was wrapped around the card base.
  • Then, working on the next panel, I cropped out the “just wanted to say” with Whisper White cardstock, then I adhered it to a small panel of Bumblebee cardstock, cut from a stitched rectangle die.
  • Finally, the last panel has a sentiment from Best Year stamp set, stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, leaving the last panel to write a birthday message.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
Inspired by impasto paintings, the floral images in the Art Gallery Stamp Set can be used to create a variety of different cards. Add one of the sentiments and you’ve taken your card-making skills to a whole new level.
* 15 photopolymer stamps

FLORAL GALLERY DIES
Floral Gallery Dies cut stamped images quickly and neatly. Use the open dies for artistic floral accents and the label dies for sentiments.
* 7 dies * Largest die: 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (7 x 6.4 cm)

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

BEFORE YOU GO!

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Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

Product List
Peony Dies
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$40.00



It\'s An Art Gallery Fun Fold Card for Happy Little Stampers