Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tutorial Tuesday - Pretty Perennials

I love bright, cheerful colors for a birthday card, don't you?

•    Stamp Sets:  Pretty Perennials Bundle (154435), Happiest of Birthdays (152539)
•    Cardstock:  Basic White (159276), Basic Black (121045), Magenta Madness (153080), Coastal Cabana (131297)
•    Ink:  Memento Black (132708), Coastal Cabana (147097), Magenta Madness (153117), Daffodil Delight (147094), Mango Melody (147093), Granny Apple Green (147095)
•    Tools & Accessories: Greenery Embossing Folders (152716), Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends (153106), Elegant Faceted Gems (152464), Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

•    Card Base:    Magenta Madness  - 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
•    Cardstock #2:    Basic Black - 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”; ½” x 4” (inside)
•    Cardstock #3:    Basic White - 3 ¾” x 5” (front); 2 ¼” x 4” (flower & leaves die
     cuts); 1 ¾” x 3 ½” (die cut); 4” x 5 ¼” (inside)
•    Cardstock #4:    Coastal Cabana - ¾” x 1 ¼”; 2” x 2” (die cut); ¾” x 4” (inside)

•    Fold card base at score line.
•    On 3 ¾” x 5” Basic White piece, stamp large flower in Magenta Madness, solid small flower in Daffodil Delight, outline small flower in Mango Melody, “dot” flower in Coastal Cabana, outline small leaves in Granny Apple Green and solid small leaves in Granny Apple Green that has been stamped off once first.
•    Stamp large flower using Magenta Madness on 2 ¼” x 4” Basic White piece.  Stamp two small flowers using Daffodil delight and Mango Melody inks and two sets of leaves using Granny Apple Green ink.  Die cut.
•    Stamp “happy” in Memento Black ink on 1 ¾” x 3 ½” Basic White and fussy cut out.
•    Stamp “birthday” in Memento Black ink on ¾” x 1 ¼” Coastal Cabana piece.
•    Die cut 2” x 2” flower from Coastal Cabana piece and attach to center of stamped and die cut large flower.
•    Attach stamped 3 ¾” x 5” Basic White piece to 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” Basic Black piece.  Attach to card front.
•    Attach die cut large flower using dimensionals over the top of stamped large flower.
•    Attach “happy” and “birthday” using dimensionals to card.
•    Color three small and one large Elegant Faceted Gems using dark Magenta Madness Blends marker.  Attach small to centers of Daffodil Delight flowers on card front.  Attach large one to center of Coastal Cabana die cut flower.
•    Color the “happy” and Coastal Cabana floral die cut using Wink of Stella.

Inside of Card:

•    Stamp “it’s your day” sentiment using Magenta Madness ink on 4” x 5 ¼” Basic White piece.
•    Emboss ¾” x 4” Coastal Cabana piece using Greenery embossing folder.
•    Attach Basic Black strip to back of Coastal Cabana piece so 1/8” exposed along the top.  Attach to Basic White piece
•    Attach leaves and attach flowers using dimensionals.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Fave New In Color

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is our Favorite New In Color. Surprisingly, I've become infatuated with Pale Papaya - at least for this week, LOL!

I needed to make a birthday card for a friend in Florida, and wanted to use the Pansy Petals DSP because of that lovely Pale Papaya gingham. I didn't even need to stamp the pansies - they are on one of the patterns in the pack and fit the coordinating Pansy Dies! The only stamping was the Happy Birthday on front and the sentiment inside.

Did you notice the brushed gold metallic specialty paper behind the pansies? It has a beautiful texture, similar to the now-retired Subtle 3D embossing folder. The gold really sets off the Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral pansies.

I added some Pale Papaya and White 1/2" Ribbon backed with some Very Vanilla 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim to make the card extra feminine. The pansy centers were topped with matching rhinestones from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels

That's my share for today. Now click the Next button to jump over to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner has made!



Stampin' Up! products used:

  • Pansy Patch Bundle
  • Pale Papaya and Evening Evergreen Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper and Gold & Rose 6" x 6" Metallic Specialty Paper
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Layering Circles Dies
  • Pale Papaya and White 1/2" Ribbon, Very Vanilla 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim, 2021-2023 In Color Jewels
  • Stampin' Seal and Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Tutorial Tuesday - Gorgeous Posies

Here's the tutorial, as promised earlier. Isn't it gorgeous? I love the pop of black and white with the bright colors!

•    Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Posies (153289)
•    Cardstock: Mango Melody (146989), Basic White (159276), Poppy Parade (119793)
•    Ink: Mango Melody (147093), Poppy Parade (147050), Granny Apple Green (147095), Memento Black (132708)
•    Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Dies (151770), Tasteful Textile EF (152718), Artistry Blooms Sequins (152477), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Stampin’ Seal (152713), Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)
•    DSP:  True Love Designer Paper (154281)

•    Mango Melody Card Base:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"
•    Basic White:  4" x 5-1/4" (cut TWO)
•    Poppy Parade:  1/4" x 4"
•    True Love DSP:  1-3/4" x 4"

•    Score base card at 4-1/4" and fold.
•    Stamp greeting on one Basic White cardstock with Memento Black Ink in lower left corner, then emboss with Tasteful Textile EF and add to front.
•    Adhere DSP to right side.
•    3-1/4" x 3-1/4" Mango Melody – cut second from largest Layering Scallop Circle.  Add to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
•    1/4" x 4" Poppy Parade – adhere across scallop circle towards bottom.
•    On second Basic White, stamp flower two times with Mango Melody Ink, stamp centers with Poppy Parade, and stamp two leaves with Granny Apple Green Inks.  Hand-cut and assemble on scallop circle.
•    Artistry Blooms Sequins:  3 Mango Melody, add to center of flowers and background of circle.

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In With the NEW - New Catalog, New Products, New Promotion!

Today's the big day! The new annual catalog is now live, and it's filled with beautiful new products, AND there's an awesome Host Promotion, to boot! When you place a qualifying order, you'll receive an extra $25 in Stampin' Rewards to spend on anything in the catalog (and that includes the current mini). What's not to love about that?!

I haven't forgotten that it's also Tutorial Tuesday - that post is coming later. I've been busy adding the link to the new catty (on the left sidebar), placing MY order for new stamping goodies (and yes, you bet I got that extra $25, LOL), and making this card to share. Oh, and running to the barn between storms to deal with the chickens. Moved my car in there, too, because we are expecting severe weather in a few hours.

This card was made using the Flowers of Friendship cling stamp set and the Scalloped Contours Dies. The background was made with Blending Brushes and all the new In Colors, except Evening Evergreen.

I'll be back later with the Tuesday tutorial!

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