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Stampin’ Up! Painted Blooms Create a Spring Garden

This is another “new baby” card, and I used some more of the new Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog items.  The Painted Petals DSP design are lovely – and this one just looks like a spring garden to me.  What better image to evoke for the birth of a new tiny human?  Once again, I used the creative designs of one of the many blog sites that give us not-so-creative folks a little boost.  This week, I tapped into the Sunday Stamps blog for their SSC92 challenge.

I wanted this card to be suitable for either a boy or a girl, and I think I got there.

Blue Sweet Baby Card Front 1 Watermarked

As you can see, this particular paper would lend itself to the use of many different color combos – and, like so many of them – would be good for other occasions as well.  I decided to use Night of Navy for the card base and Wisteria Wonder for the mat.  I used a Martha Stewart edge punch to create the lacy edging driven by the sketch.  Once I had those two pieces cut and ready (card cuts are listed below), I SNAIL’d the Painted Blooms DSP piece to the Wisteria Wonder.

I cut another piece of Wisteria Wonder CS, inked up my SU Baby We’ve Grown Sweet Baby stamp with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I cut a banner end out with my SU Hexagon Punch, and sponged the edges of my banner with some Night of Navy ink.  I really like how sponging the edges adds quick depth to a piece of CS, without adding any additional weight like you’d get with another piece of CS behind it.  With the banner/sentiment complete, I SNAIL’d it to the mat.

I used the new Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, wrapped around the mat twice and secured to the back.  I had a cute little crotchet flower in my stash – so I made a little bow with more of the Painted Blooms Twine, and glued it to my flower with a dot of Liquid Glue.  And then I glued all that onto the already-wrapped twine.  I must say I’m a fan of twine when it comes to making bows, for sure!

I adhered the mat to my card base with Dimensionals, and the outside of the card was done!  This one goes together really fast, and would be a super design, IMHO, to use if you were wanting to make a bunch of cards pretty quickly (like, if you were going to give a set of note-cards to someone as a very nice gift!).

Blue Sweet Baby Card Front 2 Watermarked

For my inside liner, I used White CS again.  I reprised the Night of Navy ink on my Baby We’ve Grown bunny stamp (he’s about as cute as he can be!) and (with a flash of unaccustomed whimsy!), stamped him in the very bottom corner, as if he’s peeking in.  I was pretty impressed with myself on that one – I’m having to learn that things don’t have to be where one expects them to be all the time! ;-0  I finished with my Petite Pairs sentiment, and called it a day!

Blue Sweet Baby Card Interior 1 Watermarked

I hope that you liked my share for today.  It just makes me happy to look at it – so cheerful and promising spring is coming!

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TTFN

Mary

Here are the card cuts for today’s project:

Night of Navy Cardstock:  Card Base 4 1/2″ x 11″, creased and folded at 5 1/2″

Wisteria Wonder Cardstock: Bottom Mat 5 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and then edged with edger punch; Sentiment banner 1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″

Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper:  Top Mat 3 3/4″ x 5″

White Cardstock: Inside Liner 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″

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Sweet Baby!

Since I have a few friends who are fixin’ to grow their families in the next couple of months, I decided I need to get on the stick and have some baby cards ready to go when “The Announcement” is made.  For the record, I DO actually have more than a few friends (and they’re actually people I’ve met face-to-face – not just ones I have on Facebook!), but only a few are, well….you-know….preggers.  So, I built a few cards – some are gender-neutral, others not-so-much.  For this one,  I used this week’s Freshly Made Sketches #169 to kick-start my creative juices.  I just love all these sites that help me start to get an idea of what a card will look like.  Once again – I didn’t stray too awfully far from the sketch – I’ll get more wild as I go along!

I also wanted to dive into my new stash of Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog items  – and the Painted Blooms DSP pack was calling my name.  If you haven’t seen all the gorgeous paper that’s in that stack, you need to.  I think I’ll need to buy another one….  I also got the Petal Potpourri bundle – which included the new coordinating Flower Medallion Punch AND saved me 15%!  Love.

Let me tell you what  – with all the great stamps and punches and TIEFs and inks and Blendabilities that I got with my first GINORMOUS demonstrator order, it wasn’t easy to decide where to start.  You know – too many options – too many fun and pretty things that I wanted to play with all at once.  Thank goodness for the sketch – at least I had a clue to start with!  And, here’s where the clue-bird landed.

Green and Yellow Sweet Baby Card Front 2 Watermarked

I let the green foliage of the Painted Petal DSP lead my color choices.  An Old Olive Cut and Ready Card Base started me out.  I ran the DSP thru my Big Shot with the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (aka TIEF) and then cut my circle using a Framelits circle die at 3 1/4″ diameter.  And then, I saw my slight error.  DSP is not cardstock.  Uhm – hello?  By the time I’d embossed the paper and then cut a giant hole in it – it was a bit flimsy around the edges.  So, I stuck in onto a piece of white cardstock that I cut just the tiniest bit bigger than the DSP – making a nice mat and, frankly, looking like I planned it that way all along! 😉 But, don’t be like me – you should stick the DSP to the cardstock BEFORE you cut the circle out!

And – just a little note about Framelits.  I’ve used Framelits for a while now, but only recently bit the bullet and got a Magnetic Platform.  Oh.  My.  Goodness!!  A dear friend of mine is wont to say: “use the proper tool for the proper job.”  No truer words were ever spoken.  The Magnetic Platform let me perfectly place the Framelit and held it in that spot while I maneuvered the cutting plates and ran it through the Big Shot.  Amazing!  If you have a Big Shot and you like to use Framelits – and who doesn’t? – then I highly recommend this addition to your tool chest!

Any-whooo, with the mat ready to go, I stamped and punched out several of the Petal Potpourri flowers.  I used Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry ink.  And then, because I could, I did one in Night of Navy.  I did several different stamps within the set, but in the end decided I liked the more cohesive look I got with just one flower version.  The card has plenty going on anyway!  You can see I went crazy and stuck that Night of Navy version on the very top.

I SNAIL’d two of the flowers to the card base, then SNAIL’d the mat on top of those.  One yellow flower got attached with dimensionals and the blue one is flat on the mat with SNAIL.  I knew I was going to be adding the button, and wanted to keep the height profile down at least a little bit.  Easier to mail, and all that.

An Itty Bitty Banner sentiment in Crushed Curry (stamped and then cut with the coordinating Framelit), and a Linen Thread bow in a generic wooden button, attached with Liquid Glue,  finished off the front of the card.  You know, right up until I picked the Sweet Baby sentiment from the Itty Bitty Banners, this card could have been used for any occasion.  All from that same stamp set – since it includes “For You”, “Congratulations”, “Love You”, and “Thank You” in addition to “Sweet Baby”.  Handy, huh?  And – that’s another one that Stampin’ Up! bundles together to save you money!

Green and Yellow Sweet Baby Card Front 1 Watermarked

For the inside, I went with a white CS liner, and a couple of strips of leftover DSP to finish things off.  The final touch was a sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set.

Green and Yellow Sweet Baby Interior 2 Watermarked

Pretty easy card to build and I like the versatility it offers.  I hope that you’ll take a gander at the Painted Blooms DSP and maybe use this card to fuel your creativity!

More Baby cards to come, but for now….

TTFN

Mary

Here are the card cuts:

Old Olive Cut and Ready Card Base

Painted Blooms DSP: Front Mat 4″ x 5 1/4″; inside embellishment strips 3/4″ x 4″ and 1/2″ x 4″

White Cardstock: Mat 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″; Inside Liner 4″ x 5 1/4″

JANUARY 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE:  RMQE9AEQ Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for January is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

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For All Things Thank you card

Since it’s the time of year to be sending “Thank You” Cards (at least, my mom taught me to do that – I’m not always the most consistent with it, though!) I thought I’d share a card I made this week.   I used the Mojo Monday Sketch 379 as my jumping-off point.  You can see I didn’t jump TOO far, huh?

I chose the For All Things Stamp set – but it would easily work with any thank-you themed sentiment that you have in your arsenal!

Front of card 3 watermarked

I built my card front by starting with a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock.  I started to use the wavy lines stamp from the Chalk Lines set, inking it up with Crushed Curry ink, for a tone-on effect.  Well, guess what?  Chalk Line only comes as a  photopolymer set (which is my preferred option anyway – for multiple reasons) – and, if one is half-blind, then it’s apparently not too hard to stick the stamp UPSIDE DOWN onto the block.  Which is exactly what I did – and I discovered it AFTER I made the first stamp on my cardstock.  Well, I guess I’m cheap FRUGAL enough that it hurt my soul to not use that piece of cardstock.  So, I stamped all the way across with my “new” stamp and then I turned the stamp over to right-ways up and re-did it.  And I decided that it looked like wood-grain and that I LIKED it (Hey, Mike-y….).  Here’s how the background looked when I got done with it:

Background of Mat WatermarkedJust shows – ta- go – ya that sometimes good ideas come from mistakes (I heard that’s how Sticky Notes came to be – this is probably  almost like THAT!).  I’ll be remembering this for future cards where I want to add some subtle background texture.

I pulled some paper from my Color Me Autumn DSP to make my geometric shapes.  The green piece, I ran through my Big Shot (one of my very FAVORITE tools!) with the Pretty Print Textured Embossing Folder.  Then, because I’d just gotten my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers, I traced over the “writing” with the lightest colored marker.  I thought it added a little sumpin’-sumpin’ to it.  With the yellow square – which I’d trimmed with a pair of raggedy-edge scissors (pretty sure that’s not the actual name, but you can see what I meant!), I used the wheat stamp from the For All Things set.  I inked it up with Pumpkin Pie ink, and then stamped it off on a piece of scrap paper.  Then I stamped it twice without re-inking – and I did that a couple of times, randomly placed on the square.  And then I decided it was good, and moved on!  My sentiment is stamped with Old Olive and that square also has a Pumpkin Pie stamped-off-once-on-scrap-paper (that should be an acronym S.O3. S.P. or something) wheat sheaf.  Then I sponged the edges of that square with more Pumpkin Pie ink, just to give it a little depth.

Front of card WatermarkedI adhered the three shapes onto the background mat with SNAIL.  Then tied a length of Pumpkin Pie 1/8′ Taffeta ribbon around the whole thing, ending it with the much dreaded bow.  Tacked the bow down with a tiny dot of glue and then added a few rhinestones for some bling.  I used two larger ones and a small one – I don’t know why!  Then I stuck the card front onto my card base with dimensionals.

On the inside, I did some more of my Old Olive S.O3.S.P.-ing with the wheat sheaf and then used a little leftover Pumpkin Pie taffeta to finish off my liner. And I stamped a Crumb Cake Medium envelope a few times with the wheat stamp as well.

Interior of Card 2 watermarked

Et voila!  Done.  Easy peasy – and I hope that you like it as much as I do!

And – on a slightly different note, my gi-hugic first Demonstator order came last night!  Like Christmas all over again – so, I’m off to paw through everything, and pet my new toys.  And start making cards with my Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalog items that were in my order.  Whoo-hoo!  If you haven’t seen those catalogs, you really MUST!  Wonderful new items for the Spring – and the Sale-A-Bration (going on through 21 Mar) is a great way to score FREE stuff (I think I’ve mentioned that free is my favorite price!).  So, be sure to check them out!

TTFN

Mary

Here are the card cuts:

Cardstock and paper cuts for the project:  4″ x 5 1/4″ Cajun Craze CS (mat);  2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Color Me Autums DSP (green); 3 1/4″ x # 1/4″ Color Me Autum DSP (yellow square); 1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ Cream CS (sentiment square).

JANUARY 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE:  RMQE9AEQ Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for January is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

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WEEKLY DEALS 13 – 19 JAN 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through January 19.

 

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