The stamp set being featured at WWYS this week is Flourishing Phrases, my “go to” for sentiments with beautiful font and meaning.
My daughter’s birthday is later this month, and I found the perfect verse for her card in this stamp set: “God wanted to brighten up the world…”
And, I love how the sentiment is completed on the inside, “SO HE MADE YOU.”
While I’m here, I’ll tell you that the border around the sentiment is a Swirly Frames stamp, the flower was made with a Flourish die, and “Happy Birthday” is from the Piece of Cake stamp set.
Lemon Lime Twist is definitely a bright color, and I chose that for the card front.
I began by stamping the image of two leaves from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. Using VersaMark, I stamped randomly, and off the edges in places. Then, I sprinkled Clear embossing powered over my stamped leaves, and set it with the Heat Tool.
Although, hard to photograph, you can seen the shine when the light catches it.
I gave my heat embossed leaves a border of Whisper White cardstock, taped two pieces of Organza Ribbon (retired) in place, and glued it to a Granny Apple Green card base.
The sentiment is stamped in Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut with a Stitched Shapes oval die, and placed on dimensionals.
The branch and three flowers are from the coordinating, Flourish die set. The branch is cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock, and the flowers are from Pineapple Punch, Calypso Coral, and Mango Melody cardstock. They just seemed to call for Black Faceted Dots in their centers.
The envelope flap is decorated with a piece of 6X6 In Color Designer Series Paper, which you can see in the first two pictures. I cut a piece of DSP, 5 3/4 X 2 1/4, use liquid glue around the edge of the flap, press the DSP to the flap. and trim the edge with Paper Snips, using the flap as a template.
My layout was inspired by this week’s challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
And, one final look at the completed birthday card for my daughter.
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The stamp set being featured this week at What Will You Stamp? is Piece of Cake. I’m happy to report that the coordinating Cake Builder Punch is back in stock, and being shipped to those who had it on back order.
Happily, I received mine yesterday, and made this masculine birthday card in a jiffy.
First, I chose the colors: Balmy Blue, Soft Suede, and Pineapple Punch, figuring those could be guy colors. Then, I needed to decide the color of the cake, and I chose Crumb Cake. After laughing about the aptly named color, I stamped the cake in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake card stock, and punched it out with my brand new punch. The frosting was colored with the Bronze Stampin’ Blend, which looks like chocolate frosting. Right?
TIP: Use tiny dots with the point of the brush end on the frosting, so it doesn’t bleed over the lines.
Next, I stamped the cake stand in Balmy Blue ink, which would match the Gala Gingham Designer Series Paper layer. Before gluing the Gala Gingham DSP to the Thick Whisper White card base, I embossed it with the Oh My Stars embossing folder to give it some birthday pizzazz.
The cake’s Thick Whisper White background was cut with a Rectangle Stitched die, which I placed on dimensionals in the center of the Gingham. Then, I stamped the candles in Pineapple Punch ink, and positioned the cake and its stand on dimensionals.
The stamp set has some great sentiments, and I chose, “Cake is the answer….” for the front, and “who cares what the questions is!” for the inside. I often leave the inside blank, but had to include this humorous line. This card will be great for a Jeopardy follower, (hee hee).
The Classic Label Punch was used for both, and I added “Happy Birthday” in Balmy Blue ink.
Are you wondering about the nice, Soft Suede, border? It was made with a stamp in the Swirly Frames stamp set.
The last detail was adding a piece of Pineapple Punch DSP to the envelope flap. It’s from the In Colors 6X6 Designer Series Paper. Doesn’t it mimic the candles?
This little cake is the cutest; it almost satisfies my sweet tooth! Thanks for stopping by! You’ll find my supplies in my Product List below, and I appreciate you shopping with me.
P.S. My husband loves this card, so it passes the “masculine” test. And, guess what……he’s a whiz at Jeopardy!
The Country Floral embossing folder has proven to be very popular. In fact, it’s carrying over to the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog that debuts in a few weeks! I get excited just thinking about the new catalog! For today’s project, I’ve combined Country Floral embossing with the Wonderful Romance stamp set, and Wonderful Floral dies.
I began with a Sahara Sand card base, layered with a piece of Floral Romance DSP that I embossed with the Country Floral folder. Before setting the folder aside, I embossed a rectangle of Champagne Foil, which I raised on Foam Adhesive Strips for interest.
Continuing with shine, I heat embossed the sentiment on Sahara Sand cardstock, using Copper Powder, VersaMark, and the Heat Tool.
The sentiment, “Together is a wonderful place to be, ” is from the Wonderful Romance stamp set, which is being showcased at What Will You Stamp? this week.
The sketch was inspired by Fab Friday.
I added some detail with two dies from the Wonderful Floral die set; Mossy Meadow leaves and Fresh Fig sprigs.
Last, but not least, you’ll see a piece of stretched Copper Trim.
Thank you for checking out my blog today. If you have the Wonderful Romance stamp set, I’d love for you to post your creation at What Will You Stamp? You could be chosen to be a Guest Designer!
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Toads and toadstools for What Will You Stamp? Design Team. Rather than make our So Hoppy Together frogs green, they became lumpy, brown toads.
Toads & Toadstools
My idea began when I saw the toadstool design from our new Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper I just received. The recent order also included the Hop Around dies that coordinate with the frogs from the So Hoppy Together stamp set. This made me think of the Love You To Pieces stamp set with the sentiment, “let’s get together soon.” So, one thing led to the next, and I ended up with today’s card for What Will You Stamp?
To begin, I stamped two of the toads in Soft Suede ink on Sahara Sand cardstock, and colored with Stampin’ Blends. The colors are listed in my Product List below.
It was so much fun using the dies from the Hop Around set for cutting the toads. I snipped the one that’s jumping on the lily pad free from its unicycle.
The two puzzle pieces, in the Painted Seasons, toadstool pattern, were cut with a Puzzle Pieces die, and layered three times for thickness. The lily pad was made with Pear Pizzazz cardstock, embossed by the Subtle Textured folder, and cut with a Hop Around die.
The card base is Soft Suede, with a layer of Sahara Sand cardstock, embossed with the Dot To Dot embossing folder. Doesn’t it look like lumpy toad skin?
I created the scalloped, Whisper White cardstock border, with a Be Mine Stitched die. I love the detail, and this die is very easy to use.
“Let’s get together soon” is from the Love You To Pieces stamp set, stamped in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White cardstock. I used the Classic Label Punch for cutting, and layered it to be the same thickness as the puzzle pieces.
After gluing everything in place, the toads hopped on with dimensionals on their backs.
The So Hoppy Together frogs have been given much love. We’re here to say, toads are cute too!
We thank you for visiting. Have a “hoppy” day!
This week’s featured stamp set at What Will You Stamp? is Well Said. I chose the words, “make me smile” for my cheery, gingham card.
You Make Me Smile
The Well Said stamp set has wonderful sentiments for numerous occasions, and its versatility is hard to beat!
I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, layered with Highland Heather, one of the 6X6 Gingham Gala DSP colors. The top layer is Highland Heather cardstock, embossed by the Country Floral embossing folder. For some reason, I was in the mood for rounded corners, and the Detailed Trio Punch made easy work of it.
Before embossing the top layer, I cut “YOU” with a Celebrate You die. Then, I cut another “YOU” from the smaller check, Gala Gingham DSP, and layered it several times for thickness.
While I was die cutting, I cut the two birds (Botanical Tags die set) from Gorgeous Grape cardstock, and two branches (Botanical Tags die set) from Granny Apple Green cardstock.
After stamping the sentiment (Well Said stamp set) in Gorgeous Grape ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, I used a Merry Christmas label die for cutting.
Before gluing everything in place, I tied Organza Ribbon around the middle, to give the birds a place to perch.
I hope to see what you create with the Well Said stamp set at WWYS?
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Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon
Lasting Lily is the stamp set that is being showcased at What Will You Stamp? this week.
This is a wonderful stamp set that is FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration. And, the exciting news is that a coordinating die set can be purchased from March 1-31, as long as supplies last. The stamp set and dies are in my Product List below, so you can see more details.
I began today’s card by stamping the larger lily in Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I stamped the stem in Old Olive ink, and hand cut both pieces. I can’t wait to get the dies, to speed up the process!
The background is a piece of Floral Romance Designer Series Paper that I embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. Additional interest was made with a Wonderful Floral die. I adhered this piece to a Mossy Meadow card base, and placed my single lily on an angle.
The sentiment, “thanks” is from the Well Written die set, cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock. Did I tell you how much I love these paper words?
My single lily needed some leaves, and there’s a beautiful one in the stamp set. Unfortunately, it has gone missing. I’m sure it’s stuck to something somewhere, but after searching, it was not to be found. So, I used leaves from the Wonderful Floral die set, cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
The final detail was the bow, made with Old Olive Linen Thread, attached with a Mini-Glue Dot. I would buy this Linen Thread in every color, if it was available!
Thank you for checking out my blog today. If you have this stamp set, I hope to see your creation in our gallery at What Will You Stamp?
P.S. I found my Lily leaf! It was stuck to the bottom of my Stamparatus! LOL