Good morning and happy Friday! Again! My, how the weeks do fly by! We’ve noticed that the days are getting longer – it was still light when we got in after feeding the horses last night – at about 6:45pm… Whooo-hooo!! Early sunrise and late sunset – my time of year!!
If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me. If not, here’s the replay!
I saw a color challenge and it made me think Spring! So – I decided to create Spring on a card. The Pretty Perennial bundle – with the wonderful Perennial Petals die set – seemed like the way to go! And then I pulled out my Buffalo Check background to get it started. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge!
And here’s that color palette – from the Sunday Stamps challenge!
Finally – my sentiment dovetails perfectly into the Just Add Ink challenge this week.
I started by stamping the Buffalo Check background onto a piece of Basic White cardstock in Daffodil Delight ink. Hint: You’ll want to use your Stamparatus for this – it makes getting a nice, clear image easy and peasy! Check out the video to see how I positioned the panel in the Stamparatus to get it just right the first time. 🙂
Then I adhered the panel onto a Mango Melody mat to create the card front.
On a smaller panel of Basic White, I used a few of the Pretty Perennials flower images – well, I guess they’re more like flower CENTERS! – to stamp an ever-so-artsy “designer series paper” – in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.
Then I cut the panel into three equal-sized pieces and adhered them to a Mango Melody mat – eyeballing the separation- with Liquid Glue. Tip: glue the two end pieces first to get their spacing from the edges correct – then add the third panel, “splitting” the difference between the first two.
I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.
I stamped three flowers from Pretty Perennials in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody and cut them with their matching dies in the Perennial Petals die set. I cut detailed flowers and centers in Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight cardstock and some leaves in Gray Granite.
I stacked the flowers as you can see, using Liquid Glue to adhere the pieces together.
To build the collage, I started with the leaf then built up from there, adding all the parts with Liquid Glue.
For the sentiment, I stamped both Pretty Perennial sentiments in Poppy Parade on Basic White and fussy cut them. Tip: a really good pair of scissors – like our Paper Snips – really helps here! 😉
I popped the two sentiments on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – including some tiny pieces under the “tails” in the “happy” sentiment.
I colored three Opal Rounds with my Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend and popped them into the middle of the flowers and the card front was done!
On the inside, I stamped a second Pretty Perennials sentiment in Poppy Parade on a Basic White panel. Then I added more of the flower centers in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Gray Granite card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Pretty Perennial flowers on the front….
…and then I used some Poppy Parade paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! What a pretty Spring garden you can make with the Pretty Perennials bundle – those Perennial Petals flower dies are so much fun! And…Buffalo Check? A…”perennial” favorite!! Yep. I did that!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!
HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: MAXGE2KE
Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets! See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The March Tutorial features the Simply Succulents Bundle!
Butterfly Brilliance Collection Available Now!
Stampin’ Up! is giving us a chance to get an early look at a new bundle coming in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! It’s called the Butterfly Brilliance Collection!
Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project.
Get all the detail and shop the whole collection at my Online Store! 🙂
Or…read on to see how to get the whole shootin’ match – plus some extras! – all while saving a little money – by choosing my limited-time Special Bundle!!
Stamps-N-Lingers Butterfly Bouquet Special Bundles!
Y’all know that the Butterfly Bouquet Early Release promotion runs just from 2 Mar – 3 May 2021. After that – you’ll have to wait for the release of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog to get them. But – you probably ALSO know that the gorgeous Designer Series paper that will NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ALL after the end of this promotion period. You read that right! The Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP and the Natural Touch Specialty DSP are only going to be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – and then…poof! Gone! 🙁
So, to help you get the goods right quick and save a little dough…I took a look at what’s coming on 2 March – and put together ONE SINGLE BUNDLE – and a couple of add-ons for you.
The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle – $71
If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $85 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.
Here’s what you’ll get:
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle $54.75
Butterfly Brilliance 6″ x 6″ DSP $11.50
Natural Touch Specialty DSP $5.00
BONUS: When you purchase the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, you’ll get a FREE package of Gold Hoop Embellishments (see how well these work and why I love them with this bundle right here!)!
Now – when you purchase the bundle – you’ve got the option to add on some additional packs of the DSPs and/or the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine if you don’t have one! If you don’t already have one – this is a GREAT time to get it and you’re for SURE going to want to be able to use the amazing Brilliant Wings Dies (they cut out the stamped image from Butterfly Brilliance AND butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP!!
Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP add-on: $10 each
Natural Touch Specialty DSP add-on: $4 each
Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine: $109 each (note: this is the full-size machine and comes with 1 Base Plate, 1 Die Plate, 2 Cutting Plates, and 1 Specialty Plate – so you’ll be able to get to work right away!)
So – if this looks good to you, fill out the form below and pick your goodies!
I’ll send you a PayPal invoice on 23 Feb and then on 2 Mar, I’ll get them right on the way directly to you!
PLEASE NOTE: This offer is available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or Military APO addresses. Thanks for your understanding!
This special will only be available from me at these great discounts until 15 Mar 2021 (or while DSP supplies last!) – so…don’t hesitate!! 🙂
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2019-2021 In Colors Retiring Soon!
The Retiring List will be coming out in March! While we don’t know EVERYTHING that will be on it…we DO know that our 2019-2021 In Colors will for sure be leaving us!
NOW is the time to stock up on Ink, Refills, Cardstock and DSP – they’ll sell out QUICK once the list goes live!
Be sure to get yours before they fly off the shelves!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Gray Granite Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Perennial Petals die cut leaf
Mango Melody Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for triple panel on front); Perennial Petals die cut flowers
Daffodil Delight Cardstock: Perennial Petals die cut flowers
Basic White Cardstock: Fussy Cut Pretty Perennials sentiments; Perennial Petals die cut flowers; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP: envelope flap
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Finn Fan Fix
After everyone has breakfast in the morning and Finny has a short little after-breakfast snooze – everyone heads out to go about their business.
I usually head to the craft room to make a card or pack up customer or team gifts and the men-folk…well….
Check your six…
All clear – and…they’re off!
Finn will stay with the golf cart until time to come in for lunch.
Unless the leaf blower – the manlift – a chainsaw – the shop vac….any of those noisemakers are on the day’s plan – then he’s back to the house!
He’s such a sensitive soul…. 😉