Today’s Tropical friendship card was designed with two challenges in mind.
Fab Friday for the sketch.
Global Design Project for the colors.
I chose the Tropical Chic stamp set, because I could imagine it in these pretty, bright colors. I began by stamping the flower in Pineapple Punch ink on Whisper White cardstock. The Tropical die set has a die for cutting the three flowers. The set also has a die for the ferns, which I cut from Coastal Cabana cardstock. I used a Rectangle Stitched die to cut a Thick Whisper White background for the flowers and ferns, which I raised on Foam Adhesive Strips. The ferns are glued flat, and the flowers are on dimensionals.
TIP: The middle flower is on two dimensionals (stacked) for greater height.
The background on the cardbase is a layer of Whisper White cardstock that I embossed with the Basket Weave embossing folder, and glued showing the debossed side.
I brought Gorgeous Grape to the scene with some striped 6X6 Designer Series Paper, which I cut with a Rectangle Stitched die. The same 6X6 pack was used for the larger, dotted banner in Coastal Cabana. I cut a piece, 4″ X 1″, and used the Banner Triple Punch for cutting.
TIP:The Banner Triple Punch is great, because it gives you perfectly cut banners in three widths: 1″, 1 1/2″ and 2″.
The sentiment, also in Gorgeous Grape, is from the new, Good Morning Magnolia, stamp set. It was sitting on my work table, because I just received it, and “Enjoy Today” was the right size and sentiment for this project. Don’t you agree?
The five, tiny pearls were the finishing touch.
This Tropical Chic Bundle is carrying over into the new catalog, which makes me very happy. I have it listed separately in my Product List, but, if you love it, buy it now for a 10% discount. After June 3rd, the stamp set and dies will only be sold separately. The bundle number is 148399.
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The Colorful Seasons stamp set has wonderful sentiments with lovely font. It also has beautiful blossoms, both of which I’ve used on today’s project.
Here’s a close look at the Colorful Seasons stamp set, although the stamps are larger than pictured.
Since I’m in Valentine card making mode, I stamped the blossoms on hearts from the Be Mine Stitched die set. The three, blossom stamps, are slightly different, and I stamped them in three shades of pink: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and Petal Pink.
The hearts are on a 2″ strip of Thick Whisper White that I gave a scalloped edge with a Be Mine Stitched die. I also ran it through the Big Shot with the Subtle Textured embossing folder.
The sentiment, “Thinking of you,” is from Colorful Seasons, stamped in Black ink and cut with the smallest Rectangle Stitched die.
The card base is Thick Whisper White, topped with a panel of Petal Pink cardstock that I embossed with the Lace Texture embossing folder.
My inspiration for the layout was from Fab Friday.
I enjoyed pairing new Occasions products with Colorful Seasons for this Valentine. Scroll down to see my Product List and go to my online store for purchasing.
Please post your projects using the fabulous, Colorful Seasons stamp set in our WWYS Gallery. I can’t wait to see what you create!
The Happy Tails stamp set from the new Occasions 2019 catalog makes me a very happy stamper! My followers know how much I love the Cat Punch, so now I have a dog to play with.
Happy Tails Dog Punch
I couldn’t wait to stamp this puppy in Soft Suede ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. He comes with two stamps for spots; large and small, and I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement. Don’t you think we should call him Spot? It’s such an original name, LOL. Spot loved being punched out with his very own punch, and couldn’t wait to see what was next.
Spot needed a collar to settle him down, so I stamped one in Cherry Cobbler ink, and sat him in a circle of Pool Party cardstock. It was once solid, but Spot chewed a hole in it, so I evened it out with a Stitched Shapes circle die. He promised to be good, if I raised the circle on dimensionals, so I did.
Stitched Shapes are very popular, and Stampin Up! blessed us with a whole set of Rectangle Stitched dies in the new Occasions 2019 catalog! I used one for a Mossy Meadow layer, and one for a Pool Party layer, which are layered on a Shaded Spruce card base. This die set will make layering so much fun!
If you couldn’t guess, Spot is saying “Happy Birthday” (Ruff! Ruff!). I decided to repeat it in human language on the inside, using the Well Written die set, also in the Occasions 2019 catalog. I used Shaded Spruce for the words on Pool Party cardstock, cut with a Rectangle Stitched die.
I thought about adding something to the front, but wanted to keep it clean and simple for this week’s Global design project. Plus, clean & simple is good for masculine cards, and this one qualifies.
And, you can see that I found my colors at Fab Friday.
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of Occasions 2019. Clicking on the pictures in my Product List below will give you the details on the items I used today. The first four are from the Occasions 2019 catalog, which demonstrators are able to purchase now, and customers Jan 3rd.
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The Dashing Deer stamp set and Detailed Deer dies leapt out of the Holiday Catalog as my number one favorite. I wasn’t expecting my first design to be a Thank You card without deer, but here it is.
Many Merry Thanks
I first cut the pretty, filigree corner dies from Thick Whisper White cardstock. The four, patterned corners fit perfectly on a 3″ square of cardstock, and I glued them in place.
“Many Merry Thanks” is a great sentiment, and I could see it stamped in black on Whisper White with small bright flowers suggested by the Fab Friday Challenge.
The Stamparatus was used to insure the sentiment, “Many Merry Thanks,” was in the middle. I die cut the small flowers from cardstock in the four colors: Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade. I glued them right on top of the white flower in the filigree pattern.
I added texture to the top layer by using the Simple Stripes embossing folder, and dimension by using Foam Adhesive Strips beneath my 3″ square focal piece.
Many Merry Thanks
I have a feeling the deer were pretty upset they weren’t featured on my first card from the Dashing Deer stamp set, but their time will come.
I hope you can see the versatility in this fabulous, Dashing Deer Bundle, even beyond the holidays. Keep scrolling to see the products I used. I appreciate you shopping at my store. Have a wonderful day!
Welcome to my first Christmas card blog post for the 2018 holiday season, a 3-D Pink Poinsettia. First of all, I want to give credit to Shannean Moncrieff for her brilliant idea of using the Rooted in Nature leaf to build a poinsettia. It was so inspiring, I had to try it!
Pink Poinsettia Christmas Card
I began by stamping six leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White cardstock. The matching die from the Nature’s Roots die set cut them out perfectly. Next, I used a Stampin’ Spritzer to wet the back of the leaves, and a stylus to roll around the back of the leaves to give them shape. While they were drying, I continued with other parts of the card.
My poinsettia would need “real” leaves, so I stamped three more leaves in Garden Green, and left these flat.
My pink poinsettia would also need a background, and Whisper White is always a good choice. The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, which is topped with a regular weight piece that I embossed with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. I used this folder to decorate the envelope flap also.
Before gluing the embossed piece to the card base, I added a strip of Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, and some strands of Gold Metallic thread.
The “Merry Christmas” sentiment (Garden Green) is from the Star of Light stamp set, fitting perfectly in in the Bunch of Banners die cut.
My poinsettia needed a center, so I asked Siri to show me an image of pink poinsettias. Good thing I had some gold Epoxy Shapes!
My lay-out was inspired by this week’s FAB FRI challenge, turned sideways.
I hope you enjoyed Christmas in August. I’ll be receiving my first Holiday catalog order soon, so sneak peeks to come. As always, thanks for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate you!
Aloha! I’ve just returned from vacationing in Hawaii. Here’s just one view while eating dinner at the Lanai restaurant, and I’ll be sharing more.
I miss being there already, but I’m excited to get back to my craft room. Challenges are great at giving me a kick-start into card making. I’m playing catch-up, so I’m using three challenges for this first project. They’ll be listed toward the bottom of my post.
Petal Palette post Hawaiian vacation
I began with the colors: Macaron Mint, Powder Pink, Mossy Meadow and Tranquil Tide. I had previously hand-cut flowers from the Share What You Love DSP, so they were easy to grab.
My Powder Pink bird, cut with a Petals & More die, was also ready to use.
And, one more previously die-cut item, the Whisper White Stitched Shapes circle.
I placed these on dimensionals, and my focal point was complete.
TIP: I recently started storing my “extra die-cuts” in the envelope with their coordinating dies. The Stampin’ Up info paper separates them from the dies, so they aren’t damaged. So far, it’s working, and easier to find things than in my “bit box” that was growing out of control.
My card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, and the background is in three sections. The top section, vertical stripes, was made with a Petal Pair embossing folder. “Best Wishes” from the Petal Palette stamp set is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink. The bottom section is a Macaron Mint, diagonal stripe, from retired DSP. The top and middle sections are tied together with a flower cut with a die in the Petals & More die set.
Here are the three challenges I used for inspiration. Clicking on the pictures will take you to their pages, where you’ll see the designer’s projects and all of the entries.
Thank you for visiting me today. I think I’m still on Hawaiian time.