It’s April 1st, and Stampin’ Up’s “early release” Ornate Garden Suite is available today, and this is not an April Fool’s joke! I have the Ornate Garden items in my Product List below, where you can click and shop.
Instructions for cutting this design with the Paper Trimmer:
First I cut three pieces of paper: one Whisper White Cardstock, and two Ornate Garden prints 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″. Carefully holding them together, so they would be exactly even, I cut them down to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Then, I made two more cuts, through the three papers at an angle, making sure the blade cut the tiny point on the middle piece correctly.
I was impressed by how easily the Paper Trimmer cut through the three pieces at the same time.
Before piecing the papers together on three, Thick Whisper White card bases, I embossed the white piece with the Ornate Garden Embossing Folder.
After gluing the pieces to the card bases, I used an Ornate Layers Die to cut Whisper White Cardstock for stamping the three sentiments.
“You Are Wonderful” is from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. This is my favorite design, because I Iike the white between the prints.
“Thanks” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Terracotta Tile Ink.
“The Journey of life is best shared with a friend. We’ll get through this together.” is from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. This is my favorite sentiment, because it is so apropos. I deleted the daisy section, so it would have a cleaner look.
Can you see how CAS(E) this sketch was my inspiration?
I’m also sharing with Fab Friday.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope my instructions are helpful to you. This is a fun way to make three cards from one idea, and you should give it a try.
My Host Code gift for the month of April is the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder. I LOVE it!!! Just type my Host Code in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in April, and I’ll send it to you in May.
My second card with the Ornate Garden products features a row of hand-cut daisies.
Row of Daisies
I began by fussy cutting five daisies from the gorgeous, Ornate Garden Designer Paper.
I placed the daisies on Dimensionals in a row across a second piece of Ornate Garden Designer Paper, cut with one of the eight, Ornate Layers Dies. Isn’t it fabulous?
The background is Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder, atop a Pear Pizzazz card base.
The sentiment, “just wanted to say,” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. The inside will be completed later with one of the 19 sentiments in the set.
TIP: I stamped the sentiment before embossing, and the fine font still shows clearly.
The bow is from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.
CAS(E) this sketch was my inspiration.
My Host Code gift for the month of March is Pearl Basic Jewels (140 total pearls). If you order a minimum of $50.00 in March, I will send you the Pearls in April. YAY! Plus, a $50.00 order will earn you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
Thank you for visiting today. If you’d like a closer look at everything in the Ornate Garden Suite, click this link.
The suite is available to Demonstrators now, and customers April 1.
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I appreciate you stopping by. Wishing you a day of “golden moments.” Sometimes we have to look hard to find them, but they are there.
If you start with beautiful Designer Paper, it’s easy to make a card you will love. This Bird Ballad DSP remains a favorite.
It’s Your Day!
I began by cutting a 4 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ section of DSP, careful to have three full birds, and one that I could place in a circle.
Next, I cut Whisper White Cardstock, the same size, and glued the two together. Then, I used the largest Stitched Rectangle Die for cutting, giving me even edges, and well placed birds.
Before gluing my DSP to the Thick Whisper White card base, I used a Layering Circles Die to cut the pink bird from the DSP. Then, I used a Layering Circles Die with a scalloped edge, to cut a backing for the pink bird, from Thick Whisper White Cardstock.
I also taped Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to the back, and tied a double bow on the front.
“It’s your day!” is from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.
My inspiration was from CAS(E) this sketch.
Are you ready to place an order? If you use my March Host Code (JTDHJ36F) with a minimum order of $50.00, I will send you the Pearl Basic Jewels in April.
Let me know if you’d like to become a Demonstrator for the discount, and the ability to pre-order, without business required. It’s fun being a “hobby” Demonstrator!
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I appreciate you stopping by. Have a wonderful day!
Today’s card is featuring a Lasting Elegance Die, and I’m combining it with burlap and lace for contrast.
The first thing I did was cut a layer of Thick Whisper White Cardstock with the largest, Lasting Elegance Die.
Doesn’t it make a beautiful, intricately patterned, diagonal, corner?
Before adhering to the Thick Whisper White card base, I played around with a number of papers beneath the die-cut pattern. I decided on the burlap paper from Pressed Petals DSP.
Keeping the card simple, the love birds were also cut from the burlap DSP. I used a Botanical Tags Die for cutting, and cropped the lovebirds from their cage.
“Happy day” is from the itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, stamped in Crumb Cake Ink, and cut with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly die. This sentiment makes the card good for a wedding or anniversary. I added three, tiny, pearls for punctuation.
The Scalloped Lace Trim along the top of the card was easily attached with Tear & Tape, which you can see in my Product List below.
My layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.
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Isn’t this lily gorgeous? The rich colors are so pretty in the Lily Impressions Designer Paper. The background for the lily is Pretty Peacock, the leaves are Garden Green, and the flower is Melon Mambo. Pictured, are the Lily Pad Dies I used for cutting.
The card base is Bermuda Bay, topped with Whisper White, that I embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.
Prior to embossing, I used a Lovely Lily Pad stamp with Bermuda Bay ink to make the waves. I also stamped “sending prayers” from Itty Bitty Greetings.
For a touch of shine, I added three dots of Noble Peacock Foil.
My layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.
I was so happy to find the “doodad” strip in the Lily Pad Dies!
I appreciate you visiting today. If you look at my Product List, you’ll notice the price of the first three items is $0.00. That’s because they are Sale-A-Bration items, and FREE with a qualifying order of $50.00 or $100.00.
Keep in mind, if you use my February Host Code (U463KNM3) with a minimum order of $50.00, I will send you the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder in March.
Thank you, and have a wonderful day!
It’s time for another masculine birthday card, and golf is a great theme for guys!
This card began with the 3″ X 2 1/2″ drawing of the golfer that I colored with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils. It was cropped from the Country Club Designer Paper that you see beneath my card.
The golf cart paper is another sheet of Country Club DSP, and I gave both a 1/16″ border of Basic Gray Cardstock.
The background is Smoky Slate Cardstock that I embossed with the Argyle Embossing Folder. This is actually the “debossed” side. Isn’t it great? I layered it on a card base of Basic Gray Cardstock.
“Happy Birthday” is from the Clubhouse Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with a Golf Club Die. The stamp set and dies are in my Product List as a bundle (you save 10%), but can be ordered separately.
My layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.
I appreciate you visiting today. If you’re in the mood to go shopping, just click my “shop” button. Keep in mind, if you use my February Host Code (U463KNM3) with an order of $50.00-149.00, I will send you the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder in March.