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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms and Daisies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster for today’s sketch challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!

Here’s the sketch we worked with.

 

My friend asked me for a birthday card for her friend who’s had a few rough years.  She wanted something cheery.  And I thought – what’s more cheery than daisies?  Y’all told me that’s one of the reasons the Daisy Punch has been so popular, so…I went for it!  I added in a sentiment or two from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set – and a few other bits and pieces here and there.  Take a look-see:

Cheery, yes?? 🙂 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Framed Fresh Florals Blooms & Wishes!

Good morning, my peeps!  Welcome to Tuesday and Day 2 of what I’m now calling The Final Countdown!  It helps if you say that to the tune of the song by the same name.  Way more impact! 😉

Yes, it’s true – I’m pretty sure I’ll be hitting the road on Friday (fingers crossed).  Somehow, I’m always awake early and raring to go on “go-home” day.  I’ll wait until it’s light and be pulling out of the hotel parking lot – so, with luck I‘ll be petting the wiggle-butt by Friday afternoon! Saturday at the very latest!  Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-HOO!

My card today is one of “those” cards.

You know.  The ones where you say “I’m just going to whip up a quick little card, use some pretty DSP and not overthink it”.  Those ones.

Well.  I did that.  And then I overthought it.  So it took a couple of hours – instead of the few minutes I planned.  But – it’s actually a “few minute” card, if you just make it straight up like it is.

I used some pretty Fresh Florals DSP and a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set to make a card for “any” day.  Take a look-see:

Easy peasy!

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of Fresh Florals DSP to a Whisper White card stock mat.  Then I cut a scalloped oval with a die from the Ovals Layering Framelits and adhered it in the middle of the card front with Liquid Glue. Around that, I wrapped some Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon, securing it it in the back with tape.

For the frame, I cut a rectangle of Whisper White card stock, then used a Squares Layering Framelits die to cut out the middle.  To do that, I cut the square out of the top portion of the rectangle, then lined the die up using the impression left by the first cut and, making sure my frame was the same width all the way around, cut a second time.  Rectangular frame made with square dies! 🙂

I adhered the frame over the card front with Liquid Glue.

My art piece is a piece of Whisper White card stock, onto which I stamped a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I added the sentiment in Berry Burst over the top.  

I cut the image out with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits oval die and popped that over the scalloped mat and ombre ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The final piece is a bow tied in Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon and adhered with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I used the same large flower image from Blooms & Wishes that I’d used on the front and, stamping it off once on scrap paper first, added it in Powder Pink to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then I matted a strip of Berry Burst Fresh Florals DSP on Whisper White and adhered that across the bottom.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Berry Burst card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Blooms & Wishes flowers across the front…

…and a bit more Fresh Florals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Even though I worked harder at this one than I’d planned (“work” being a little too strong of a word, really!!), I think it turned out quite pretty!  I really like the Blooms & Wishes stamp set – it’s just a nice simple little grouping of pretty flower images and sentiments that you can mix and match to your heart’s content.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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And I Have a Surprise to Share With You Tomorrow!  

You’re going to want a bunch of these $5 Coupons…

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

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THIS MUST NOT BE MISSED!  

 

WE WANT TO GIVE YOU AN EXTRA $72 IN FREE GOODIES.

 

HELLO??

 

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

That’s a deal you really really shouldn’t miss!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Berry Burst Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (frame – uses 2 7/8″ square to cut the center); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (art); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for art piece); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Naturally Eclectic DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  –  no new pictures of the Finn today!

Soon, my peeps, soon!! 🙂 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Fairy Celebrates a Birthday with Paint Play

Well.  It’s Friday.  As I type this on Thursday, we’re busy executing the “Mill Around Checklist”.  Which is aviator for “hurry up and wait”.  I thought I was done with that like…11 years ago!

Apparently not.  

Waiting for someone to make a decision.

Guess who that someone is NOT?

Yup.

Your friendly, neighborhood SU! demonstrator.  

Cuz…if it was her/me – the decision would have been made hours ago and we’d be doing something!!!

Sheesh.

Okay.  Rant over.  

Thank you for listening.

My card today is a super cute one (she says modestly), using the new Fairy Celebration and Paint Play stamp sets.  I used them to make a birthday card suitable for a little girl human – or a little-girl-at-heart human!  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things – but it’s already closed!

I selected my color palette from the Fab Friday color challenge this week:

And the Global Design Project challenge helped me decide to use the Fairy Celebration stamp set!

I started by heat embossing the fun little fairy image from Fairy Celebration in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.  Using my Stampin’ Trimmer, I sliced a little off the bottom.  I matted it on a piece of Silver Foil that I cut with a scalloped-edge circle die in the Circles Layering Framelits.

Then I used my flat-bottom art piece to give me an idea where to stamp the fun images from the new Paint Play stamp set.  I used the colors of the challenge – Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay – for this part.  I popped the art over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals and used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to paint my fairy and her cherries (I used the Glitter Brush to pick up ink from the lid of my ink pads)!  I used Berry Burst for her wings, Daffodil Delight on her hair, Tangerine Tango for her top and Bermuda Bay for her skirt.  The cherries and leaves are Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist! 

The sentiment, from Fairy Celebration, is stamped in Bermuda Bay on a strip of Whisper White.  I snipped a banner in the end and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere it to a similarly cut mat of Silver Foil.  Then I used a Dimensional and Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card.

I wrapped a length of Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the card front, securing it in back with scotch tape, and tied a “faux bow” with a second, shorter, piece of ribbon.

A fewBerry Burst Glitter Enamel Dots on the sentiment banner and in the flower centers finished off the front of the card.

On the inside, I stamped some more flowers from Paint Play in the challenge colors and added another sentiment from Fairy Celebration in Bermuda Bay to a Whisper White panel.  Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (and rubbing first with my Embossing Buddy), I stamped a second fairy image in Versamark, and heat embossed her in Gold.  Then I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush again to color her in in Tangerine Tango, Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight (her hair).  As a finishing touch, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots (Crushed Curry and Berry Burst) to the flower centers.  

I SNAILd the panel to a Silver Foil mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Paint Play flowers across the front (I used my Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the flower centers)…

…and then I added even more to the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Cute cute stamp sets… Fairy Celebration is perfect for making a little girl’s birthday wishes come true!  And I love the Paint Play – the images look like they’ve been hand drawn with a crayon or big marker!  I hope you like and will consider adding them to your tool chest!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going On Now!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


Make Sure You Sign Up NOW – There’s Too Much Free Stuff to Miss Out On!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

There’s a deal for ya!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Daffodil Delight Card Stock:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Silver Foil Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for art); 5/8″ x 3″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art); 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment banner)


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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  –  no new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy that Did for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a full complement of bloggers for you today, so be sure to check them all out and see how everyone handled our sketch challenge this week!  

Here’s what we played with:

And I decided to use the oh-so-uber-cute This Little Piggy stamp set – and a couple of sentiments in it that really sort of seemed right this week!  Take a look-see:

This one was quick – easy – and fun!  The Trifecta!

I started with a piece of my favorite Wood Textures DSP and matted it on Powder Pink card stock.

The art work is a piece of Whisper White, cut with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die (the largest one) and matted on a Powder Pink Scallop circle, cut with the largest scallop die in Circles Layering Framelits.

I stamped the flying piggy in Early Espresso ink on the Whisper White circle.  Using an older Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, and picking up ink from the lid of my Powder Pink stamp pad, I colored her.  I used another Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color her wings and little tiny hooves.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the art to my card front.

My sentiment banner is a strip of Whisper White, with a banner end cut with my Paper Snips.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the This Little Piggy sentiment in Early Espresso onto the strip (I covered the piggy with a sticky note).  It’s matted on another bannerized strip (in Powder Pink) and popped over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I thought she needed a few friends, so I cut three of the adorable little butterfly shapes from the Build a Bike Framelits in Powder Pink card stock – brushed them all with my Clear Wink and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  The final touch is a double-bow from Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine, adhered with a dab of Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I added another This Little Piggy sentiment in Early Espresso to a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped a few cloud images from the set in stamped-off-once Powder Pink.  Finally – one more Build a Bike butterfly in Powder Pink card stock.

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got three more flying piggies across the front in Early Espresso – colored with Powder Pink using the Clear Wink brush…

…and a little more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Little Piggy believed she could and so she did.  I love the little smile on her face – she looks a little smug and a lot happy.  And – she pretty much had to have a butterfly on her nose, now didn’t she – so it’s handy there was one just the right size in the Build a Bike Framelits!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Have Started!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


This is the Best Time All Year to Join Stampin’ Up!!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  



So – we already know that spending $99 and getting $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! is a heckuva good deal – especially since it also includes Free Shipping (that saves you 10% right there!).

But – add in the Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July Essentials Pack – which you’ll ALSO get for FREE this month and…WOWWWWWW!!  THAT’S what I call a Christmas present!

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?

And – of course, when you join with me, you become part of a wonderful group of ladies  – in my direct team and as part of Amy’s team!

What else will you get??  Well …

  • You’ll get a minimum 20% discount on all of your orders – and it can go even higher!  And with all your orders, you can save even more – earning Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on more free goodies!
  • Your Starter Kit can be any products you want – from any active catalog – including bundles (yep – save another 10%!)!  And we’ve got some great ones.  Check ’em out right here.
  • You get about 30 minutes to test drive a car.  With Stampin’ Up! – you get about SIX MONTHS to enjoy the bennies of being a demonstrator!  Whaaaaa? Yep – you have from the time you join until the end of your first full Stampin’ Up! quarter to take advantage of the demonstrator discounts and benefits.  July is the start of a quarter – the end of the first full quarter is 31 Dec.   So you’ll have until 31 Dec to reach your first $300 in sales to renew for Jan – March.
  • No commitment – and no penalty if you decide to drop!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter (31 Dec), you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  If you don’t – you can “drop” with no penalty. Cool beans!
  • You get to order early from the new catalogs.  All demonstrators have the chance to pre-order select goodies from each new catalog!
  • You’ll be invited to join our private Facebook community – where we chat, ask questions, share projects and win fun prizes!
  • Our group meets each month via Google Hangout – join or not – up to you!!  But – you’ll want to take part – we have a great time together!
  • Oh – and if you stick around….you might earn a cruise…or a trip to Italy…or…who knows what will come for 2019 and beyond!?!
  • And – you get me!  I’m always available to answer questions – help you out – or just talk!

You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain – so…why not give it a try?  Drop me a note at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scallop circle (mat for art circle); 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for sentiment banner); Build a Bike butterflies 

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); 2 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (art circle); 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (sentiment banner)

Wood Textures DSP Stack:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); Envelope Liner

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix…will be back in August!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!   

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasonal Layers Centerfold Card

Hey y’all – good morning!  I’m really sorry I wasn’t able to do the FB live video last night – we got off work later than I’d planned.  And I had to be back early this morning.  I hope you’ll understand!

I’ll try to be back on next Sunday – and we’ll do this card, or a different one!  It’ll be a surprise! 🙂  Let me know if you want to see how to do this one – or a different one entirely!!

I saw a pretty card on another blog-site (seriously can’t remember which one – is it Christmas?  Tuesday?  Don’t know if I’m coming or going!!) that was a centerfold card using the Delightful Daisy bundle.  I decided to try one with the Colorful Seasons bundle.  And some Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  Take a look-see:


These are a lot like a regular gate card – but the “gates” are narrower – so you can see the inside of the card!

I started with a piece of Basic Black card stock – cut to 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.  I scored and folded it twice – at 1 5/8″ from each end, along the long side.

The gate panels are two pieces of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, matted on Tangerine Tango card stock, and adhered with some Liquid Glue to the front of the gates.

The inner liner is a piece of Whisper White, matted on Tangerine Tango.  I laid it inside the card, where I planned to adhere it.  Then, I closed the gate panels and, using the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, added that in Basic Black Archival ink.  I let the closed gate panels give me the “spot” that the sentiment wanted to go.

To decorate the outside of the card, I cut three branches from Basic Black card stock, using the die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I also cut one from Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I stacked them all up, adhering them with Liquid Glue and then I added it to the “top” gate panel.  I made the branch so thick in order to give it a little protection, since it extends over the edge of the gate.

I used a few flower dies from Seasonal Layers to cut some from Pool Party, Tangerine Tango and Powder Pink card stock, plus some in Whisper White. I adhered them together with Liquid Glue, smushed the middles in lightly with a stylus, and stuck them on the branch with – yes! – Liquid Glue! A few Glitter Enamel Dots for the flower centers finished that embellishment off.

Using the adirondack chair die in Seasonal Layers, I cut two chairs – one in Basic Black and one in Pool Party.  I adhered them together and then to the “bottom” gate with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the front of the card.

Going back inside, using Sticky Notes to protect the Tangerine Tango mat, I stamped two branches in Soft Suede, using the image in the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  Then I added some flowers in Pool Party and Powder Pink.  The Pool Party flowers are two-step images.

I SNAILd the panel inside the card base, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Colorful Seasons branch and flowers – in Soft Suede and Powder Pink – on the front…they look just like cherry blossoms, don’t you think??

…and another piece of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is really a super easy fun-fold card to make – and I love how the die cuts extend into the opening created by the gate panels.  I think the Colorful Seasons Bundle works perfectly for it, don’t you?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!



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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock:  5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 1 5/8″ from each end)

Tangerine Tango Card Stock: 1 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – mats for gate panels); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP: 1 1/8″ x 5″ (x2 – gate panels); envelope flap

Basic Black Card Stock: Seasonal Layers Thinlits die cut branches (x3); Seasonal Layers die cut chair (x1)

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Seasonal Layers die cut branch  

Pool Party Card Stock:  Seasonal Layers die cut chair


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Finn-Fan Fix  Not a picture of Finn, today (although apparently he went swimming again this morning – first time in a couple of weeks, thanks to the hot spot!)  – but of the harvest I’m missing! 😦

 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Sweethearts and Tulips for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Although a few ladies are off on vacation, we’ve still got some fun projects for y’all.  

We had a color challenge this week – and here ’tis.  Pretty!

My card is the result of more mind changing and dithering.  I had a sketch in my head – but when I started actually making the card…about all I stuck with was the Sweetheart TIEF and the Tranquil Tulips.  When it came right down to it – I used a sentiment from the Lovely Words Thinlits and some Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the Lemon Lime Twist paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP as a mat (yes – a paper mat!).  The card front itself is a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock that I embossed in the new Sweetheart TIEF.  Using a Sweet & Sassy Framelits die (it’s the one that cut the entire un-embossed heart out of the panel!), I cut the heart out of the panel and SNAILd the whole thing to the Eastern Palace DSP. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Friendly Orange Blossoms for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s sketch week so be sure to hop thru all our blogs when you get done here and see how we all interpreted the challenge! 🙂

Speaking of – here it is:

I also played along with the Sunday Stamps color challenge…

We were to use at least 3 of the colors.  I think, using the Orange Blossom stamp set and a little bit of Wood Textures DSP that I did that.  And maybe a few more!  Take a look-see:

I started with a panel of Whisper White card stock and stamped a bunch of the pretty images from the new Orange Blossom stamp set all over it.  I used Flirty Flamingo for the large flowers – stamping it twice without re-inking.  I also used Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  Once I had it stamped all over, I matted it on Sweet Sugarplum card stock. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Just Add Color and a Touch of Lemon Zest!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  We’re in test mode now, so working from the hotel for a few days.  Can’t say I mind – no makeup.  Don’t have to “do” my hair!  I’ve got my computer and good internet, so working is easy (heck – it’s just like being at home!!).  And have a whole desk full of stamp sets and all the goodies.  On top of that, it’s raining steady outside thanks to TS Cindy – so it’s a perfect week to have some “stay home” time!

You guys would be proud of me.  Well – maybe.  Yesterday, to mark the first real day of testing, I bought donuts.  The good kind.  The “maple bacon” kind.  I bought two dozen.

Guess how many I ate?  

Yep.

ZERO!!!

I ate yoghurt.  And a banana.  And pretended it was a maple bacon donut.  And relished the fact that I had to go buy smaller jeans on the weekend!

So…when I go on that Stampin’ Up! cruise to Alaska next year…yep, I’ll be thin(ner!).  See?  That’s positive thinking, huh??

But – for now, I think you came for a card, not a diet update! LOL

If you like to color – and who doesn’t?? – then the Just Add Color Specialty DSP that I used today will be right up your alley.  Do you like tea?  Maybe with some lemon?  Well then, my added touches from the Lemon Zest stamp set will be just right.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Floral Statements and Birds Thanks

Hey, y’all!  How’s the week going?  Mine’s going – we’re getting things started at work.  Slowly.  But it’s going! 

I made today’s card using the new Floral Statements stamp set and some watercoloring.  And then I added a couple of birds from the Best Birds stamp set and matching Birds & Blooms Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

Now – my color palette came from the Color Throwdown challenge this week – but I missed the deadline to enter.  Which doesn’t change the fact that it drove my color choices! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Sneak Peek

Good mornin’!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I’ve been pretty darned lazy so far – so this day I need to hit it a little.  But it was really nice to sort of laze around yesterday – watched some movies.  Took a couple of naps.  Did a little grocery shopping!  🙂

As is becoming my habit – I’m going to tease you a little with this post!  Tonight, I’ll be playing with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits!  I’ll go live on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page at 8pm Eastern, so I hope you’ll join me.  Here’s a peek at what I’ll be making!

Hmmm – is that a brick wall behind the flowers?  Made with…Embossing Paste?!? Continue reading

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