Beautiful Friendship Spring Card for the Sisterhood of Crafters

Pretty Spring Card Featuring Beautiful Friendship by Stampin' Up!

 

We are starting a great new challenge for you at Sisterhood of Crafters! Darlene is our host and has chosen “Spring” for her theme. I had a little bit of trouble with this theme because it can be interpreted so widely. In the end, I chose the Beautiful Friendship stamp set that I had just received recently and paired it with the oh-so-rare “Happy Spring” sentiment from Fable Friends.

 

Pretty Spring Card Featuring Beautiful Friendship by Stampin' Up!

 

My Secrets to Making This Beautiful Friendship Project

  • This A6 card started with Soft Sea Foam – the perfect green for Spring! – as the card base. Then, I cut the Soft Sea Foam DSP from the Subtles 6×6 DSP, and dry embossed it with the new Parisian Flourish embossing folder. After that, I wanted to emphasize the beautiful embossing by lightly running the Delicata Silver ink. It was finally layered onto Basic Black cardstock.
  • The beautiful floral stamps in this set are wonderful! I played with all of them but eventually settled on the large flowers. I stamped it first with So Saffron ink then sponge daubered it with Calypso Coral ink.
  • The flower centers were stamped with black ink and the leaves were stamped with So Saffron. The small flowers were stamped the same way and fussy cut.
  • The sentiment was stamped with black ink.
  • Now, the short walk to my die cutting machine!  I cut the focal flower with an oval die and the sentiment was cut with one from the Ornate Frames dies.
  • The ribbons were wrapped and adhered to the background layer. The finishing touch was adding the sequins.

 

Product Spotlight: Beautiful Friendship 

Friendships are some of the most precious things we have in our lives. Show this to your friends, and create heartfelt projects using the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set.

 

 

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An Alternative Parisian Beauty Double Easel Card for Fun Fold Friday

Double Easel Card Featuring Parisian Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Hello! I hope you all are having some fun in your craft rooms when you can carve out the time. There’s nothing like playing with paper to forget our troubles for a while. Because I am at high risk due to my medical problems, staying at home is a must. Therefore, my craft room is giving me much comfort and easing my anxiety. I have seen some cute double easel cards around the web and thought I would attempt one of them. The Parisian Beauty bundle was one of those bundles I hadn’t used yet. This double easel style is just perfect for it, don’t you think? When  choosing which paper to use, the Perennial Essence DSP was already out of its spot and just begged to be used again.

 

Double Easel Card Featuring Parisian Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

My Secrets to Making This Parisian Beauty Project

Large Easel Dimensions
  • This A6 easel card started with Night of Navy 12×12 cardstock, cut at 4 1/2″ x 12″ and scored at 3″ and 6″
  • 1 piece of Night of Navy, cut at 4 1/2″ x 6″
  • 2 pieces of Petal Pink Vellum paper cut at 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″
  • 2 pieces of Perennial Essence DSP cut at 4 1/8″ x 5 5/8″
Small Easel Dimensions
  • Night of Navy cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ and scored at 2 1/4″ and 1 1/8″
  • 1 piece of Night of Navy, cut at 2 1/4″ square
  • 2 pieces of Petal Pink Vellum paper, cut at 2 1/8″ square
  • 2 pieces of Perennial Essence DSP, cut at 2″ square
Card Details
  • Now, the fun part! I found the Petal Pink oval in my stash so all I had to do was dry emboss it in the Scripty embossing folder.
  • The Eiffel Tower was cut out twice – once with Night of Navy cardstock and the other in the Brushed Silver cardstock that I found going through my Neutral paper scraps. (It’s retired so you can use any neutral you have.) The double layer gives it more dimension.
  • The sentiments (Sending Hugs is from the new Tags in Bloom) were stamped and cut out.
  • The flower (from Pocketful of Happiness) and fleur-de-lis were stamped onto the Petal Pink vellum paper and allowed to dry. The flower was colored on the back with Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend brush, then fussy cut. The fleur-de-lis was cut with its coordinating die.
  • Once everything was adhered to the card base, I was playing with the position of the smaller one. Ultimately, it just seemed better at an angle, so I went with it.
  • I decided that the inside flap needed a little “sumthin’ sumthin'” so I cut out the flourish with Petal Pink cardstock.
  • The finishing touch was adding rhinestones (regular and champagne) to the large easel and the flowers to the smaller one as the prop to keep it standing up.

 

Double Easel Card Featuring Parisian Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Product Spotlight: Parisian Beauty Bundle 

The Parisian Beauty Bundle includes the Parisian Beauty Stamp Set and the Parisian Dies. This bundle is also available in French.
PARISIAN BEAUTY CLING STAMP SET
The elegant motifs in the Parisian Beauty Stamp Set evoke images of Paris in the spring. Use these stamps for travel projects, collages, greeting cards, and more.
* 10 cling stamps
PARISIAN DIES
Imagine you’re in Paris as you create your own die-cut Eiffel Tower and the words “Merci” and “Amour” for handmade cards, scrapbooks, and other fun paper crafts using the Parisian Dies. Pair the dies with the coordinating Parisian Beauty Stamp Set to quickly cut out stamped images from the set.
* 6 dies
* Largest die: 2-3/4″ x 5″ (7 x 12.7 cm)

 

 

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Thanks for coming to my blog today! Please know that I am thinking of each and every one of you during this pandemic. Please reach out to me or someone you love if you are feeling overwhelmed. We are all in this together! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

 

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Timeless Tropical All Occasion Card for Make My Monday

Tropical All Occasion Card Featuring Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Are you ready for a new challenge at Make My Monday? Well, you may be ready to make a pretty tropical card! Janeen is our host, who chose “Something Tropical.” I sure needed a play in my craft room to get away from all of the craziness happening. Stampin’ Up! has a new bundle out called Timeless Tropical, which I combined with another one from the annual catalog called Tropical Chic.

 

Tropical All Occasion Card Featuring Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Tropical All Occasion Card Featuring Timeless Tropical Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

My Secrets to Making This Timeless Tropical Project

  • My original idea for this all occasion card was to make a 6″ square card, however, I didn’t have Soft Sea Form 12″x12″ cardstock. (Yes, I have already added it to my order and it arrives today!) So, I had to improvise as we crafters occasionally have to do. So, this card base measures 5 1/2″ x 6″ so it will still fit in my 6″x6″ envelopes.
  • My vision was to try to make this card like someone is sitting in the wonderful adirondack chair looking at the beautiful, relaxing tropical view out their window. Hopefully I achieved that!
  • Soft Suede cardstock layer: 5 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Real Red DSP: 5 5/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • I cut the frame out with Whisper White cardstock and cut the DSP to layer behind it.
  • Stamping: I stamped and cut out the palm trees in Pear Pizzazz ink and colored the trunks with the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.
  • The palm leaf frond was stamped in Soft Suede and VersaMark and heat embossed with clear emboss powder. Then, it was cut with the leaf outline die.
  • The hibiscus flower was stamped in Real Red and cut out with the flower’s coordinating die.
  • The aloha and adirondack chair was cut three times each to give both of them more dimension.
  • The finishing touch was adding a Toile Tidings Enamel Dot to the flower.

 

 

Product Spotlight: Timeless Tropical Bundle

The Timeless Tropical Bundle includes the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and the In the Tropics Dies. This bundle is also available in French.
TIMELESS TROPICAL CLING STAMP SET
Create memorable projects with the retro tropical imagery in the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set. Combine the tropical images with the striking sayings to make greeting cards to brighten someone’s day.
* 10 cling stamps
N THE TROPICS DIES
Create fun tropical die cuts for cards and projects using the In the Tropics Dies. The dies include die-cut palm trees, hibiscus flowers, a pineapple, and more. Pair with the coordinating Timeless Tropical Stamp Set to quickly cut out stamped images from the set. Make thank you cards, birthday cards, and more.
* 13 dies
* Largest die: 3-1/8″ x 2-1/4″ (7.9 x 5.7 cm)

 

 

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And the Blog Candy WINNER is….

I cannot thank you all enough for all of your wonderful comments on my blog hop post! There isn’t a blogger out there that won’t agree that it’s comments that fuel us to keep on blogging. I realize that life is busy but urge you to leave a comment any time you are inspired by a crafter’s creation!

 

Now – onto the winner of my blog candy!

And the winner is…

#81 Marti!!

Marti said: “love butterfly cards and this one is stunning. Love it!”

Marti, you have until Sunday at noon EDT to provide your USA mailing address to me at [email protected]
If I don’t hear from Marti or she doesn’t qualify (USA comments are eligible only), I will randomly choose another winner.

 

Hope you will come back on Monday to see my next card! Have a great weekend and until you return, have fun in your craft room!

 

 

 

 

 

A Birthday Card for Stargazing Youth at the Alphabet Challenge

Kid's Birthday Card Featuring Stargazing Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

The Alphabet Challenge has a great new challenge starting today – “Y is for Youth” and hosted by Dawn. We all have kids on our lists of cards that need to be made, right? I hope our challenge will get you into your craft room to create the perfect card for her/him. Need inspiration? Our design team has some that you are sure to love! My card started with a wonderful stamp set for kids, “Stargazing.” I have a stargazer in my life so this card will be perfect for him.

 

Kid's Birthday Card Featuring Stargazing Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

My Secrets to Making This Stargazing Project Kid's Birthday Card Featuring Stargazing Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

  • This A6 card started by cutting Night of Navy cardstock at 9″ x 6 1/4″ and scoring at 4 1/2.”
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 6″
  • DSP – 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″
  • I stamped the cute kid image from Silhouette Scenes in black ink and fussy cut it out.
  • The galaxy stamp was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in white emboss powder.
  • Then, the moon and stars, punched from the Twinkle Builder Punch was added to the DSP.
  • I used the die from Friendly Silhouettes on black cardstock, snipped off the palm trees (I didn’t want the kid to be taller than the trees! LOL) and cut to size. Then, it was adhered to the DSP.
  • The sentiments were both stamped in black ink and cut with Stitched Rectangle dies.
  • I am going to share a secret. My original idea was to splatter white acrylic paint onto the DSP to look like stars. I have confessed before that I am a terrible splatterer and this attempt was no different! LOL So, I let it dry and then used the side with very little splatters on the front. When it came to doing the inside, I went ahead and used the other side of the DSP because the large sentiment layer covered up the huge splats. You may have noticed the smaller ones so I wanted you to know that it’s not your computer screen! 😉 If you have any tips on splatters, please leave them for me in a comment!

 

 

Product Spotlight: Stargazing Stamp Set

Never stop stargazing. Remind yourself and your loved ones by creating projects with the Stargazing Stamp Set.

 

 

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Spring Flowers Under My Umbrella for Cardz 4 Galz

Pretty Spring Card Featuring Under My Umbrella by Stampin' Up!

 

Welcome to the next challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz. You should love this one – “Spring Flowers” and hosted by Sue. It’s looks to me that Spring could indeed arrive in Michigan so I really enjoyed making this card! I made this Double Easel card with the new Under My Umbrella stamp set and its coordinating Umbrella Builder punch from Stampin’ Up!. The designer paper is new and just lovely for this card, because it coordinates with all of the new punches – Tulip Builder, Umbrella Builder and the Small Bloom punches.

 

Pretty Spring Card Featuring Under My Umbrella by Stampin' Up!

 

 

My Secrets to Making This Project Pretty Spring Card Featuring Under My Umbrella by Stampin' Up!

  • I have made this fun fold before but I don’t think that it was completely A6 card dimensions. Here are the dimensions for this card:
    • Card Base 1: 12″ x 4 1/2″ and scored at 6″
    • Card Base 2: 4 1/4″ x 11 7/16″ and scored at 5 3/4″ and 8 5/8″
    • DSP 1: 4 1/16″ x 5 7/16″
    • DSP2: 4 1/16″ x 2 11/16″
  • Once the card base was made and adhered together, the rest was easy! For the focal panel, I cut out 2 pieces of Whisper White with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered them together. The sentiment was stamped in the middle of the panel. Tip: The adhesive was applied to the card base and not the panel to make sure it was applied in the right place.
  • I used my Umbrella punch to cut out the pretty umbrella in the DSP. Then, I stamped the umbrella handle in Blushing Bride and VersaMark, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder and punched out.
  • Next, I punched out several flowers and adhered them to the panel with glue dots and a few with dimensionals.
  • The Finishing Touch was adding black rhinestones to the centers of the flowers and a few Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

 

Product Spotlight: Under My Umbrella Bundle

 

 

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Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes

Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
[145632]
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