Good morning and happy Friday! Hoping that your week went well – and that you’re ready for a weekend. Not for nuthin’ – this is National Corn Chip Day. Pretty sure that there’s no calories if you’re CELEBRATING a National Day. So…go forth and eat corn chips!
What does that have to do with card making or today’s card? Absolutely. Nothing! 😉
I’ve got a whole set of pretty cards for you today – that would be perfect for gifting. Or…keeping for yourself! 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 used the Art Gallery Bundle and pretty (okay – it’s actually GORGEOUS!) Fine Art Floral DSP to make 6 cards that cover multiple occasions. And I did it quick – thanks to my awesome and amazing Stamparatus. Take a look-see:
The layout that I used is from The Paper Players challenge this week:
I created the cards and envelopes in 6 different color combinations….
The video shows the process pretty well – but…here we go!
I started with a piece of the Fine Art Floral DSP in a coordinating color for each of the card combinations – and matted them on the appropriate colored cardstock. The mats for the card fronts and inner liners are in Terracotta Tile, Poppy Parade, Misty Moonlight, Bumble Bee, Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy.
Next, I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock with the largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die. Then I placed it in my Stamparatus and stamped the large flower from Art Gallery. This is a 3-step stamped image.
Step 1: largest (least detailed) image: stamped in Terracotta Tile, Poppy Parade, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, or Misty Moonlight.
Step 2: next largest (more detailed) image: stamped in Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Misty Moonlight, Bumble Bee, Blackberry Bliss or Night of Navy.
Step 3: smallest and most detailed image: stamped in Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Misty Moonlight, Bumble Bee, Blackberry Bliss or Night of Navy.
I popped the art panels onto the card fronts with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped various sentiments from the Art Gallery set in the same colors that I’d used for the Step 2 and Step 3 flower images and cut them with the label dies in Floral Gallery. The sentiments are popped on with Dimensionals.
I colored 6 Rhinestone Basic Jewels for each card, using the Dark Stampin’ Blend from the Terracotta Tile, Poppy Parade, Misty Moonlight, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss or Night of Navy Blend Combos. I put three of them on the card front and that was it!
On the inside, I stamped the flower again in the bottom left corner of a Basic White panel and added the other three colored Rhinestones.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panels to their coordinating mats, popped the card fronts on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the cards were done.
My Basic White Medium Envelopes got the Art Gallery flowers on the front…
…and more of the Fine Art Floral DSP on the envelope flaps.
This is a pretty little set of cards – and they’d make for a really sweet gift! Simply wrap the bundle in a little Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon and tie a pretty bow!
Et Voila! Clean. Simple. Quick. Easily repeatable. TOTALLY not a typical “Mary-card”, right? 😉 But – the Fine Art Bundle with its Floral Gallery Dies has all the pretty flowers and sentiments for so many occasions!
And there’s no doubting the gorgeousness of the Fine Art Floral DSP!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!
P.S. Want to make all these cards? Set up an assembly line.
- Cut all your card stock and DSP.
- Place the inner liner into the Stamparatus – make note of where the bottom left corner is placed (I used a crossing of two ruler lines on my Small Grid Paper).
- Set up the two acrylic plates with the three stamps needed to create the flower.
- Stamp the inner liner, the Stitched So Sweetly rectangle and envelope with the flower in one color combination.
- Clean the stamps and then repeat the process with all the pieces for each card.
- Stamp the sentiments in the appropriate color – and cut with the label from Floral Gallery.
- Color the Rhinestones with the Stampin’ Blend.
- Adhere the DSP and the inner liner to their mats with Liquid Glue.
- Adhere the Stitched So Sweetly rectangle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Adhere the sentiment to the card fronts with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Adhere 3 colored Rhinestones to the front and inner liner.
- Adhere the DSP to the envelope flaps and trim the excess with scissors.
- Repeat for each color combination you’re making!
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Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles
If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies! Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around. Like…DIES!
Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!
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HEY CHICK BUNDLE 158627 $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.
HEY CHICK STAMP SET 158190 $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.
CHICK DIES 158199 $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.
And – there’s more!! There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!
These are brand spankin’ new!!
HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK BUNDLE 158631 $42
Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.
HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK STAMP SET 154464 $21
Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog. Want it today? Get it right here!
BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES 158200 $27
11 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021
So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card bases, scored and folded at 5 1/4″)
Bumble Bee, Blackberry Bliss, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Terracotta Tile Cardstock or Night of Navy: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Basic White Cardstock: Largest Stitched So Sweetly Rectangle Die Cut (art panels on front); Floral Gallery die cut label (sentiment)
Fine Art Floral DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card fronts); envelope flap
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