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.
The Best Dressed Designer Paper is the star of the show on today’s card. This DSP really speaks to me, because in the early 80s, I was a handbag buyer for Nordstom.
Handbags for You
I began by cutting the DSP with a brand new, Ornate Layers Die, available to customers April 1. See the pretty border? These dies are amazing, and I’m warning you, you will want them! They are pictured in my Product List.
Next, I used a scallop edged, Layering Squares Die, to crop a square from the top half. I backed this with a 1/16″ border of Basic Black Cardstock for definition.
I decorated my “eclipsed” square with a fussy cut handbag, which I stamped with “you!” from the Hold on to Hope Stamp Set. After adding a scrap of black & white, striped, DSP, I raised the square on Dimensionals.
To complete the sentiment, I stamped “fabulous at any age,” from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, on another Best Dressed DSP print. Then, I bordered it with basic Black Cardstock, and added three little pearls.
I do love pearls, and they are my Host Code gift for the month of March. When you’re placing your order, (50.00 minimum) type this Host Code in the box provided, and I’ll send you pearls in April.
I was inspired by the theme at TGIF.
And, the sketch at Fab Friday.
As a Demonstrator, I pre-ordered the Mini-Paper Trimmer and the 6X6 Designer Series Paper Sampler, and was delighted this handbag pattern was in the selection. You have until March 31 to join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration, when you can receive these items for FREE!
Thank you for stopping by. Have fun shopping!
The Clubhouse Bundle is great for masculine cards, and the coordinating Country Club Designer Paper is fun to color. You can see in my Product List below that the stamp set and dies can be purchased in a bundle (10 % discount) or separately.
Golf Course Scene
First, I used the largest circular Stitched Shapes Die to cut the scene from the Country Club DSP. Then, I colored the scene using Stampin’ Up’s Watercolor Pencils and a tiny bit of water for blending. The sky was colored with a Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.
Next, I cut the frame from Pool Party Cardstock, using two circular Stitched Shapes Dies.
TIP: Cut with the dies at the same time for an “easy to see” even circle.
After backing the scene with Cardstock for thickness, I cut the banner from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock, using the Banner Triple Punch. The smaller banners and the golf club were cut from Noble Peacock Foil. I gave the smaller foil banner Subtle Texture, cut it in half, and glued the ends to the back of the larger banner.
The background is Pool Party Cardstock, cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die, layered on a Thick Whisper White card base.
Before gluing everything together, I stamped the sentiment from the Clubhouse Stamp Set, “I hope the next year is full of green fairways, blue skies & short putts.” Any golfer is sure to appreciate this sentiment!
My layout is from Fab Friday.
I appreciate you visiting today. Feel free to go shopping, just click my “shop” button. 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.
Wishing you a “blue skies” day!
The fairy from the New Wonders Stamp Set is showing that “love is in the air.”
“love is in the air”
The fairy was very excited about the stamping technique she used to write “love.” I think that’s because it was an accidental discovery! She planned on using the “splotch” stamp from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, and the word “love,” from the Well Written Die Set, as a stencil. But, when she stamped the “splotch” in Bermuda Bay Ink on top of “love,” it didn’t show.
The accidental discovery happened when she was cleaning the stamp by stamping on scratch paper, and there was “love,” perfectly stamped! She could hardly contain herself with joy, and stamped a few more clouds in Coastal Cabana Ink.
Before all this took place, I helped the fairy get dressed. Using an Aqua Painter and Ink Pads, I colored her blouse Melon Mambo, and her skirt Merry Merlot. Her other Stampin’ Blend colors are in my Product List. Then, I used my Paper Snips for fussy cutting, so she would be free to fly, well supported on Dimensionals.
The fairy’s background has a thin border of Bermuda Bay Cardstock, on a Thick Whisper White card base.
I was inspired by the theme from the Paper Players.
And, the colors are from Fab Friday.
Thank you for stopping by. In case you missed Saturday’s post, beginning this month, February, I’m adding a Host Code for your purchases. If you enter this code, U463KNM3, and order $50.00-149.00, I will send you the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder in March. See Saturday’s post for more details.
If you have any questions, just shoot me an email, [email protected]
Have a great day!
Stampin’ Up’s Painted Poppies are fabulous, and it’s no wonder they were featured on the front cover of the 2020 Mini Catalog. Why not CASE one of their samples? And, for today’s card, I did just that!
I began the design with a 2″ banner cut from Peaceful Moments Designer Paper in a green& white stripe. To get the perfect banner cut, I used the Banner Triple Punch, pictured in my Product List.
The background is Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, and layered on a Thick Whisper White card base.
Next, I stamped the “splotch” from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set in Highland Heather Ink on Whisper White Cardstock (3 times), and used a Poppy Moments Die for cutting. Then, I used a die from the same set to cut three Whisper White “frames.”
TIP: Gluing the “frames” just in the center is sufficient to hold them in place. Plus, the lift on the edges adds dimension.
I used two more dies from the Poppy Moments Die Set: the poppy centers, cut from Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape Cardstock, and the leaves, cut from Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.
The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Gorgeous Grape Ink, and cut with a Stitched So Sweetly Die. For a touch of sparkle, I added some Woven Threads Sequins.
I was inspired by two challenges:
Thanks so much for poppin’ by to see my Painted Poppies. If you’re thinking about ordering items from my Product List, why not get them in your Starter Kit? Read about the great deal going on now, during Sale-A-Bration. Join, so you can be a “hobby” demo, and get the discount! I’d love to have you on my team!
Umbrellas indicate showers, and when there are showers, something new is around the corner. The new, Under My Umbrella Bundle, has the stamps and the punch to make wonderful cards for many occasions.
You could be thinking of weather, but I have wedding showers and baby showers in mind.
I began with a Highland Heather Card base, and a layer of Poppy Parade Cardstock. Then, I embossed the Whisper White top layer with the Subtle Textured embossing folder.
Prior to embossing, I stamped three umbrella handles, from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, in Memento Black Ink.
The umbrellas were made with Designer Paper from 6X6 Packs, which you can see in my Product List. The check is current, while the stripe and dot have been replaced with new patterns.
I used Versamark to stamp the frames on the DSP, sprinkled with Black Embossing Powder, and set with the Heat Tool.
Finally, I used the Umbrella Builder Punch to cut the umbrellas, and placed them on Dimensionals.
“It’s your day!” is from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape on Whisper White Cardstock. I used a Merry Christmas label die for cutting, which fit perfectly within the Ornate Frame Die. The Ornate Frame was cut from Highland Heather Cardstock.
The colors were inspired by Fab Friday.
I’m also sharing with the Paper Player’s, whose theme is “something new.”
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