Good Friday morning, y’all! Hope your week has been good and that Spring is springing up where you are like it is here! We had a little rain at the beginning of the week – but…yesterday was gorgeous and the weekend is looking to be the same! 🙂
Which means it’s perfectly perfect for staying home and working around the house, craft room and yard. And…just leave the TV off, why don’t you? Or…watch fun things. Not the news. They’re busy terrifying us – I’m pretty sure I’ve had the C-19 five or twelve times in the last week! In all my 29 years, I’ve never taken my temperature during pollen season. But…I did this week! So…turn it off!
If you were able to join me for my YouTube Live Video yesterday – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me! If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!
I used the gorgeous Forever Blossoms stamp set and bundled Cherry Blossoms Dies, plus paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP to make this super-easy fun fold. Take a look-see:
The color scheme for this one is from the Global Design Project’s color challenge this week!
I saw Cindy Brumbaugh’s take on this fun-fold using the Best Dressed suite and decided I needed to give it a go!
I started with a piece of So Saffron card stock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. I scored it at the 4 1/4″ mark, then, using my Paper Trimmer, I cut one side into a point.
Using a straight-edge die from the Ovals Layering Dies, I cut a 3 1/4″ oval in the pointed side of the card base.
For the inner portion, I cut a Whisper White panel and stamped the sentiment from Forever Blossoms in Pool Party in the middle. In the corner, in Basic Gray Ink, I stamped the big and beautiful floral from the set. Then I colored it with my Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Combo packs.
I took a piece of 4 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP and scored the long edge at 3 7/8″. Using SNAIL on that small folded section, I adhered the panel behind the inner liner on the right side. Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into the card base.
For the front sentiment, I cut two of the largest oval Stitched Shapes die and, on one of them, stamped the Forever Blossoms sentiment in Pool Party. Then I adhered it to the second oval with Liquid Glue and then to the card front – using the oval cut-out as a guide.
To decorate the front, I used the Cherry Blossoms Dies to cut a Champagne Foil “stem” and adhered it with Liquid Glue to the left of the oval opening.
I cut a bunch of Petal Pink flowers and Pool Party leaves (these are cutting-and-embossing dies, so…spritz the card stock with water first to make lovely deep emboss lines!). Then I used Liquid Glue and a couple of Dimensionals to adhere them ever-so-creatively to the branch!
From So Saffron, I cut more of the flowers so that I’d have their little centers – which I adhered in the middle of the Petal Pink flowers (using a little tiny piece of scotch tape on the back!). I also cut some So Saffron flower centers and adhered them to the larger flowers.
I added a Champagne Rhinestone Jewel to the front sentiment oval and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Forever Blossoms floral images in Basic Gray, Petal Pink and Pool Party on the front…
…and more of the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I think that large floral in the Forever Blossoms set is one of our very prettiest, don’t you? And the wonderful flowers, leaves and “pretties’ in the Cherry Blossoms Die set….are wunnermus! All of which perfectly play off the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP!! I hope you like!
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Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!
The Ornate Garden Early Release will be available soon for customers – like…next week!
As has become my habit, I’ve put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).
That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳
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Happy Bundling! 🙂
The So Very Vellum DSP (Sale-A-Bration item number 152313) has sold out and won’t be restocked. I hope you were able to get some of it before it got gone! Don’t forget that all of the current Sale-a-bration items are only available while supplies last, so get your orders in early to make sure that you get the items that you are wanting! And…OBTW – there’s only SIX days left of Sale-A-Bration!!
Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!
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It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.
Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!). But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
So Saffron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and then cut as shown in the template and video); Cherry Blossoms die cut flower centers
Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Cherry Blossoms die cut flowers
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (x2 – stacked sentiment)
Parisian Blossom Specialty DSP: 4 1/2 x 5 1/8″ (DSP panel – scored and folded at 3 7/8″); envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
Finn heard his fans.
He heard your admiration for his “up-ears” look the other day.
So…he’s decided to train.
You know – to be “up ears” when he’s obviously a flop-ear dog.
He’s a man of the people and will do whatever is necessary to keep his fans happy.
The training is strenuous, but he’s smart – he does it in intervals.
Lay very still – ears “up” – for an hour or so.
Get up – ears naturally flop – do some “stuff”.
Repeat. All day long.
Yes – he’s quite dedicated. Eventually – it WILL work. He’s certain of it!