A Stampin’ UP Greetings Card – Dressed To Impress #1

The official first Stampin’ Up! bundle I have ever bought, and the DSP was retiring, which I did forget about before the end of sale. Alas, not to be outdone I have had a little play and looked around social media for some ideas while I decided what my style would be. I’m still deciding, or is it procrastinating?

I love the simplicity of this card, (the design was taken from another paper crafter and I will quote who when I have found her/him again. I’m sure I have the original pin.)

I have used the Dresssed To Impress stamps and die sets with Whisper White and ink and paper.

A Sara Signature Vintage Lace Greetings Card #1

Hi everyone. How are you?

I thought I would drop a post to say hello and let you know what I have been up too over the weekend.

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As you might be aware from my posts last week, I love Stampin’ Up products, but today I am sharing a Sara Signature Vintage Lace card that I have recently made.  I love this range. The colours are so my style.  Perhaps that’s why I liked it so much, and the butterflies!

The items used to make this 5” x 7” card.

Sara Signature Vintage Lace 12″ x 12″ paper pad (choose two different designs, one plain and one more detailed that match. The back of the paper pad is a good guide for this)
Sara Signature Vintage Lace Luxury Pearl Card
Sara Signature Vintage Lace metal dies – Vintage Vines, Botanicals, Kaleidoscope of Butterflies and Rococo Frames
Sara Signature Vintage Lace Acrylic Stamp – Heartfelt Sentiments
Spectrum Noir Quick-Dry Die Inkpad – Crushed Velvet
ivory card from my stash
double-sided 5mm pearlescent flat back pearls
Double-sided foam pads and double-sided tape

How to make this butterfly card.

· Cut some ivory card at 10″ x 7″ and score and fold at 5″ to make a landscape card.
· Cut the 1st layer to 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ using the less decorative paper design and centre it on the folded card with double-sided tape. With the more detailed paper and the 2nd largest of the die from the Rococo Frames, cut the 3rd layer.
· Die-cut some of the purple card using the largest of the Rococo Frame to make the 2nd layer. Adhere the 3rd layer on top of the purple die cut. Add some foam pads to the back of the purple die-cut and centre over the card base.
· Die-cut a selection of foliage from the Botanical and Vintage Vines using ivory and pale green pearl card and arrange to the bottom left of the 3rd layer.

Die-cut the smallest of the ornate rectangle dies with some of the ivory card, and the smallest die with some of the purple card.

Stamp the greeting ‘Thinking of You’ with the crushed velvet ink onto the small purple die-cut and using double-side foam pads adhere to the centre of the small ivory die-cut. Adhere to the top right of the 3rd layer.

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Die-cut the largest of the butterflies with purple card and add three small pearls to the body of the butterfly. Adhere on top of the foliage with adhesive glue.

The inside of the card is left blank but does have a piece of
6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ ivory card added which is adhered across the top edge.
That took some doing…again.
If you are interested in buying this lovely butterfly card from me, it is available in my Etsy shop.

Take care

Lili of the Valley fairy card

Hello there.  How are you doing?

I have been enjoying the cooler weather over the past week or so.  Not that I really notice it much when I am working from home, like millions of people around the world today.  I do like the idea, but when I finish work, mid afternoon, I like to take Sasha, my Samoyed dog, out for her afternoon walk.  I would love it if it was brighter, so I can don my sunglasses and take in some of the heat.  I love to watch the butterflies in the long grass and the birds in the trees.  Yesterday when I went out the front door I did not even know what the weather had been like until then.  My head had been down and I was busy for 5 hrs.

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Today’s post is about a ‘fairy card’ I have listed in my Etsy shop.  Watching butterflies on my walks with Sasha are about as close as I can get to fairies, I suppose.  This card topper is one of Lili of the Valley’s pre-printed and coloured designs that I just adore.  I have a number of these designs pre-printed onto card stock so they are really easy to use.  I have also found the new shop on Etsy where you can download pre-printed and sized images that are pre-coloured as well as the more traditional un-coloured digi-stamp.  These digi-stamps as so versatile I couldn’t resist buying some a few months ago.

I love the minimal look to the card and it is bright and summery and catches the light with its 12 diamante accents.  It truly mixes both the love of cards with dancing fairies.

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The 6” (15cm) square scalloped white card has been layered with white, yellow and light amethyst card and the focal topper is raised on foam pads to give depth to the card.

There is no greeting on the outside so it can be used for loads of occasions.

If you are interested in buying this lovely floral card from me, it is available in my Etsy Shop. 

Take care.

 

 

A Stampin’ Up! – Ornate Garden Suite card #2

Hi everyone. How are you? I thought I would drop a post to say hello and let you know what I have been up too.
As you might be aware from my previous post, the other day, I love the new Stampin’ Up Ornate Garden Suite that I purchased at the beginning of June.
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I noticed while making that card, that the largest of the layered dies that I chose did not centre on the 5″ x 7″ card I had chosen.
This card shows you how I have overcome this problem for this size card.
Can you guess what I did?
The item used to make this 5” x 7” card.
  • Stampin’ Up Ornate Thanks Bundle (Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and Ornate Borders Dies
  • Stampin’ Up Ornate Style Bundle (Ornate Style Stamp Set and Ornate Layers Dies)
  • Stampin’ Up Ornate Garden Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Stampin’ Up A4 cardstock in Whisper White and Terracotta Tile
  • Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive
  • Stampin’ Up Classic Ink Pad in Early Espresso
  • Stampin’ Up Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
  • Copic Marker E000
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Foam pads and double-sided tape
How to make this floral card.
  • Cut a piece of Terracotta Tile card to 102 x 7″ and score and fold at 5″ to make a portrait shaped card.
  • Using the Whisper White card stock cut the first layer, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, and centre it on the card base with double-sided tape.
  • Using the largest of the Ornate Layers dies and Old Olive DSP cut out the 2nd layer.
  • Using the next largest of the Ornate Layers dies and Whisper White card, cut the 3rd layer.
  • Using some floral DSP cut a piece 3 1/2″ x 2 1/8″ and centred it on top of the Whisper White die-cut for the 4th layer.
  • Centre layers 3 and 4 onto the Old Olive DSP using double-sided tape.
  • Cut the triple-layered piece in half and adhere one piece to the top of the whisper white 1st layer and one to the bottom of the card.  This leaves a gap in the middle of about 1/5″.
  • Using Terracotta Tile card make a label measuring 4 3/4″ x 1″ with the punch.  Stamp the greeting ‘your kindness is so loved’ on Whisper White card measuring 3 3/4″ x 1/5″ using the same side of the punch.  Adhere the smaller greeting label to the larger one using double-sided tape for dimension.
  • Adhere the new label over the gap at the centre of the card using double-sided tape.
  • Stamp six small flowers on Whisper White card using black ink and colour using the markers and blends, then fussy cut.
  • Adhere five of the small pink flowers around the label using small pieces of double-sided tape for dimension.

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  • For the inside of the card cut Whisper White card to 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″, and some of the same Olive Green DSP to 6 3/4″ x 3/4″.  Adhere the DSP to the Whisper White card piece leaving a 1/8″ border to the right.  Adhere the to the inside of the card.
  • Adhere one of the pink small flowers to the bottom end of the DSP.
  • Attach the card insert to the inside of the card with double-sided tape.

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If you are interested in buying this lovely floral card from me, it is available in my shop.

 Etsy shop.

Take care!

A Stampin’ Up! – Ornate Garden Suite card #1

Hi everyone.
How are you? I thought I would drop a post to say hello and let you know what I have been up too.
I am just loving the new Stampin’ Up Ornate Garden Suite.
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I purchased the suite at the beginning of June when the new 2020-20201 catalogue was released. It was not my first purchase. (I had bought Dressed to Impress and Clubhouse a few weeks before.)
The item used to make this 5” x 7” card:
  • Ornate Thanks Bundle (Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and Ornate Borders Dies
  • Ornate Style Bundle (Ornate Style Stamp Set and Ornate Layers Dies)
  • Ornate Garden Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Stampin’ Up A4 cardstock in Whisper White Thick, Whisper White and Old Olive
  • Stampin Blends in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive
  • Stampin Up Classic Ink in Old Olive
  • Copic Marker E000
  • Spectrum Noir marker TN4
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Foam pads and double-sided tape
How to make this floral card.
  • Cut Thick Whisper White card to 10″ x 7″ and score and fold at 5″ to make a portrait card.
  • Cut the 1st layer to 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ using Old Olive card stock and centre it on the folded card with double-sided tape.
  • Die-cut some of the whisper white card using the largest of the Ornate Layers die and then centre it on top of the 1st layer.  Adhere with some double-sided tape.
  • Stamp the largest floral photopolymer stamps from the Ornate Style stamp set and three of the small flowers using the Memento ink onto Whisper White card.
  • Cut a 1.25″ x 6 1/2″ strip of DSP and colour the flowers and leaves trying to keep within the gold foil design as the ink will spread past the edges under the foiling. (As seen below)

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  • Centre the DSP over the Whisper White card using double-sided tape.
  • Colour the large stamped image using the markers and blends then fussy cut leaving a small border around the outside.  Centre over the DSP using foam pads for dimension.
  • Stamp ‘Thank You’ and ‘from the bottom of my heart’ photopolymer stamps onto Whisper White using Old Olive Ink using my stamping platform.  Cut to 1.25″ x 4.5″.

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  • Using foam pads adhere to the card over the large floral image, placing the pads to the left and right edge and a little double-sided tape at the centre.
  • Place the three small flowers partially covering the Thank You banner as shown using small pieces of foam pads.

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  • For the inside of the card cut 6 3/4″ x 4 3/42 from Whisper White and stamp the greeting ‘Seriously, you’re amazing’ with Old Olive Classic Ink.
  • To the bottom right corner using black ink stamp three small flowers and colour with blenders and markers.
  • Adhere to the inside of the card with double-sided tape.
Phew!!
If you are interested in buying this lovely floral card from me, it is available in my Etsy shop.    
Take care!