Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Falling May Flowers

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday!  Hope your week is going well!  Being Tuesday, I’ve got a couple of updates from Stampin’ Up! that I’ve added down below.  Be sure to check them out, okay?

So – as you’re aware, I’ve been trying to train Finn-Chewie.  I don’t want an “obedience ring” dog.  Nope.  I just want a dog who will come back to me when I call him, drop stuff if I tell him to – or leave it alone to begin with, and go with me like a sane being when I want to take him somewhere.

Oh – and I’d like to do some agility with him.

And have him be a therapy dog – I’d love to take him to hospitals and nursing homes.

So….obedience is a pretty critical step in becoming a good citizen.

We do a lot of Come-Click-Treat (CCT).  I call his name and say “come”.  If it’s a good CCT, Finn hits the brakes, spins around and returns on the fly to the golf cart.  As soon as his wiggle-butt hits the ground, I click the clicker and then give him a tiny milk bone.

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He loves him some tiny milk bones!  And he does know what “come” means…just sometimes…he doesn’t want to!

But  – we’re working on it – repetition repetition repetition!  One day…ONE day…the conditioning will overcome the “don’t want to”!

She says with hope in her voice! 🙂

So, my card for today is an any-occasion card, using the pretty Falling Flowers bundle from the Annual Catalog and a couple sentiments from the Thoughtful Banners set.  Take a look-see:

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The layout for this card is from The Paper Players challenge this week.

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And my color scheme is from the MFT Color Challenge.

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I started with a piece of the Irresistibly Floral DSP and sponged it with Island Indigo, Mint Macaron and a touch of Basic Gray Archival Ink between the two colors.  Then I used two new Lace Doilies and adhered them to the paper with a little Liquid Glue, letting them go off the edges.  I trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips and then SNAILd the panel to a Basic Gray mat.

Then it was time to make the flowers!  I cut a large flower using the May Flower Framelit from a piece of Marina Mist card stock, then I adhered it to a piece of Island Indigo card stock and trimmed off the excess with my snips.

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I cut two of the smaller flowers, one from Island Indigo and one from Marina Mist.  I adhered the Island Indigo flower to a piece of Pacific Point and the Marina Mist to Island Indigo, and then cut them out as well.  The last flower is a stamped and colored flower – I stamped it in Pacific Point on Whisper White and then used my Pacific Point Watercolor Pencil and a Blender Pen to add some shading.  I fussy cut that flower.

I also stamped two of the Falling Flowers leaves images in Mint Macaron and colored them with a Blender Pen, then used the matching die in the May Flowers Framelits.

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First I added the leaves over the doilies and then I adhered the large flowers and the Marina Mist/Island Indigo flowers – all with Liquid Glue.  The Island Indigo/Pacific Point flower and the stamped flower are both popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment banner – I got this idea from a card I saw in the Annual Catalog – is a strip of Whisper White with banner ends cut on both sides with my snips.  I added the sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Then I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals at either end and Liquid Glue in the middle to adhere it over the flowers.

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I tied a little bow with two lengths of Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine and adhered it to the flower with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I added an Island Indigo and Marina Mist Enamel Shape to a couple of the flowers and the card front was done! 🙂

On the inside, I stamped two more words from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set in Basic Gray Archival Ink on a Whisper White mat.  In the corner, I stamped a few more of the small flowers from the Falling Flowers set in Island Indigo – all the images are stamped off – one is stamped off twice, one three times and the third was stamped off four times.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Basic Gray mat and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Falling Flowers images in Island Indigo on the front…

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…and for the envelope flap, I sponged some more of the Irresistibly Floral DSP with Island Indigo and Mint Macaron.

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Et Voila!  This is my first time using this pretty bundle, and I really like it.  The flowers are very pretty and the stamp set has several options for adding floral prettiness – including a quite large flourish image!  I hope you like – and will consider adding the bundle to your stash! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


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The Mini Egg Cartons Are Approaching Non-Orderable Status

 

Stampin’ Up! let us know today that sales for the Mini Egg Cartons (item #142776) have exceeded their forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a significant number of backorders. They’re working overtime to expedite restocking this product so they can fill backorders and replenish inventory for future demand.

If you’re wanting these cute little Egg Cartons,  they’ll remain available until tomorrow (Wednesday, February 1 at 12:00 PM (MT)).  After that, they’ll be placed in not-orderable status.  Stampin’ Up! is air-freighting a shipment and expects it to arrive on approximately March 27 – in plenty of time for your Easter projects!

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Stampin’ Up! also let us know that sales for our Love Notes Framelits Dies (item 142752) have exceeded our forecast, resulting in a significant number of backorders. We are working to replenish inventory but the next shipment will not arrive until 27 Feb.  I know this may affect your Valentine’s Day projects and apologize for the inconvenience!  If you’ve ordered this product and want to cancel, please let me know right away and I’ll take care of it for you!


I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share – on the 1st day of February!  Yikes!

TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Basic Gray Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (sentiment banner)

Irresistibly Floral DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Island Indigo, Pacific Point and Marina Mist Card Stock: May Flowers Framelits die cuts

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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Falling May Flowers

  1. Mom

    Persistence and Pavlov will out! Maybe Dudley would be a good handle for a pooch we want to do right. Never thought of it.
    This is one lovely card. The colors are so pretty! And the design … stellar !!

  2. Very pretty card Mary! Love the layers and the flowers are perfect! Great design. 🙂

  3. Very pretty! Love those lace doily additions, too!

  4. Ellie Peckler

    Oh-my-gosh, I love this card. The three “blues” are beautiful together and the Thoughtful Banners sentiment looks great in Basic Grey. I am going to CASE this for an ill auntie. Thanks, Mary! – Ellie

    • Well, thank you so much, Ellie! 🙂 Please feel free to CASE it – and I hope your Aunt gets to feeling better very soon! 🙁

  5. Love the repetition of the flowers and the “hello” and the way you connected the inside to the outside. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
    jaydee

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