Lemon Lolly Meets Fresh as a Daisy

Hi!  I am excited to share with you a card featuring the new color Lemon Lolly!  This is such a pretty shade of yellow and is fast becoming a favorite of mine.

Fresh as a Daisy, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU! #2023AnnualCatalog

I chose to feature the Fresh as a Daisy suite as well for this card.  This suite is so easy to work with – the Designer Series Paper is so pretty.  For this card, I chose to use the backside of one of the pieces – those are great for any type of card – if you haven’t checked it out yet.

The base of the card is Lemon Lolly – measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

The main image is stamped on a piece of Basic White measuring 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.   The flower is stamped is Smoky Slate – stamped off once before stamping on the Basic White for a softer look.  The daisy center is stamped in Lemon Lolly.   The stem and leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  This is mounted on a piece of Azure Afternoon measuring 1 7/8″ x 5 1/2″.  A piece of Lemon Lolly measuring 2″ x 5 1/2″ is matted behind.  This is matted on a piece of the Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series paper measuring 3″ x 5 1/2″.

A piece of Lemon Lolly Ribbon is tied around these layers before being attached to the base.   The sentiment is stamped in Azure Afternoon on a scrap of Basic White and die cut with the coordinating die from the Daisy set.  A few Adhesive Backed gems finish the card.

I love how fresh and cheerful this card turned out and can’t wait to share it with someone special.

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Thanks Doesn’t Cover It

but what else can I say?  Today I hit 1500 followers on my Facebook page.  I am humbled and appreciative that so many people have found my page and feel that the information, demonstrations and projects I share are worth their time.  Wow!

Happiness Abounds, Retired, Stampin' Up! SU!, #2022AnnualCatalog

I shared this card two weeks ago to showcase the soon-to-be retired Happiness Abounds bundle.  Since then, the stamp set has sold out – but hopefully the layout or color scheme will inspire you today.

The base for the card is Fresh Freesia – happy to say, you will find this color in the Subtles family in the new catalog!  I have paired it with Gorgeous Grape – not a color I use very often, but I love how this one turned out.  You can’t see it in this picture, but the Gorgeous Grape was die cut with the Stitched Greenery die – which is retiring and was on my Top 10 list.  I love this die and am sad to see it go.  If you don’t have it, grab it before it is gone!

The designer series paper is the Hues of Happiness which is gorgeous and makes stunning cards on its own – grab a pack – you won’t be disappointed.  A piece of Fresh Freesia Ribbon is attached on the back side running over the edge of the DSP.

The layer behind the stamped image is also a piece of DSP from that pack.  The flower and sentiment are stamped in Jet Black StazOn on Basic White card stock .  The flower is colored with the Watercolor Pencils – Assortment 2.

A trio of Glossy Dots are used to finish off the card.  I don’t often offset the mat behind my stamped images, but I do like how it looks here.

We are just 2 short weeks away from the launch of the new Annual Catalog – so make sure you grab any retiring products that haven’t sold out yet soon!  Actually, Wed. April 19 would be a great day to do that as Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of $75 or more (US).

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Happy Easter!

This adorable bunny is hopping down the bunny trail to wish you a Happy Easter!  If you didn’t get a chance to grab him before the punch went on back order, have no fear, he is carrying over to the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog!

Easter Bunny, Easter, Stampin' Up!, #JanAprilMini2023

Isn’t he so cute?  For this card, I paired him with the Country Gingham Designer Series Paper in the January-April Mini as well as the Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper from the On-Line Exclusives.  These paper packs are perfect for spring cards.

The bunny is stamped in Jet Black StaZon ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils – Early Espresso for the body and Flirty Flamingo for the nose and ears.  A blender pen is used to blend the pencil.   The butterfly is a mix of Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight.

The base of the card is Sweet Sorbet measuring 5 1/2″ x 7″, scored at 2 3/4″ to form the front panel.  A layer of Blushing Bride card stock measuring 2 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ is attached to the front panel and a piece measuring 1 3/8″ x 5 3/8″, is adhered to the inside back panel on the right hand side.  The Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper is used on the front panel and measures 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ while the Country Gingham DSP measures 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and is placed on the inside back panel on the right hand side.

The bunny panel measures 3″ x 3″, and is matted on a piece of Sweet Sorbet measuring 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″.   The grass is stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with the Garden Green Watercolor Pencil.

A piece of Basic White card stock measuring 2 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ is placed on the inside for a written message.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday!

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Have I Told You?

You are Wonderful!

Just wanted to end the work week letting you know how wonderful you are – and this card is for YOU!

Hues of Happiness, Happiness Abounds, Artistically Inked, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2022AnnualCatalog, #retiring

I shared this card on this week’s Facebook Live – I just love the Hues Of Happiness Designer Series Paper and am sad to see it along with the Happiness Abounds bundle leaving us this month.  If you haven’t snagged the paper, do it soon!  It pairs well with the Artistically Inked set which is carrying over for another year.

The dimensions for this card:

  • Base – Night of Navy – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold.
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (for inside of card)
  • Basic White – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and 2″ x 2″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 2 3/4″, 4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Night of Navy – 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″

For the 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ square – ink the leaves from Artistically Ink in Granny Apple Green then roll the edges in Mossy Meadow then stamp on card stock.  Clean stamp off before repeating in all 4 corners.

Stamp the sentiment from Happiness Abounds in Night of Navy Ink on 2″ square.  Stamp small flowers from Artistically Inked in Daffodil Delight, clean stamp and repeat with Pool Party ink.

Adhere the two pieces of Designer Series Paper so the total length is 5 1/4″.  If needed, you could attach the pieces to a layer of card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ to help with alignment.  Wrap a piece of Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon where the two layers meet.   Attach to card base.

Adhere the leaf image to the base as shown on card.   Use dimensionals to attach the sentiment.

A very quick card that is sure to Wow friends and family with how gorgeous it looks.

If you haven’t tried the Rock-N-Roll technique used for the leaves, here is the video:

If you are missing any supplies to make this card, simply click on the image below to go to my On-Line store.

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Time for the Beach

Hi!  How are you?  Yesterday I posted my Top 10 must haves from the retiring Annual Catalog and already the Stamparatus and Forever Fern stamp set are sold out!   Over 50 products sold out yesterday – WOW!  If you haven’t checked out what is retiring – do it now!

Today, I have a card featuring the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder- part of my number 1 in the Top 10 yesterday.

This folder is simply stunning.  I took a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and then applied ink with a Water Pen before running it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine to emboss it with the Seashells 3D folder.  The colors used are Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand (the last 3 are retiring this month).   The die cuts are from  the Seaside Bay die set in the January-April Mini.  The sentiment is from Happy Labels also in the Mini.  The ribbon is from the Old Olive and Sahara Sand Twill Ribbon Combo Pack.

The base of the card is Sahara Sand measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.  A layer of Mint Macaron (also retiring)  measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ is matted behind the Watercolor Paper – which measures 3 3/4″ x 5″.

I love how much the By the Bay suite in the Mini coordinates with the soon-to-be retired Friends are Like Seashells products.

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My Top 10

Hi!  Well, today is the day – the Last Chance List for the Annual Catalog is now live and I thought I’d share my Top 10 (ok, so maybe I cheated a little) – I’m sad to see go and that you might want to check out:

1) Friends Are Like Seashells – Stamp Set, Dies (Seaside Seashells), and Seashells 3D Embossing Folder – I truly LOVE these 3 products and am sad to see them go.  The ability to add detail to the shells and die cut them sold me on this bundle when it first came out.

2) Stitched Greenery Die – This is a single die that leaves a subtle background and I used it for all card types – from Christmas to Sympathy to birthday – it just adds a sweet touch – whether used on an accent piece or the full background.  I think this die got overlooked by quite a few people.

3) Split Card Dies – this is another die set that I think is easy to overlook.  I know I did when the catalog first came out last year.  The lattice looking die went so well over Designer Series Paper – especially the bold ones – to give it a stunning look.

4) Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Flourishing Dies– I can’t tell you how many times I have used this set – it is perfect for Sympathy, Thinking of You and works in so many different color schemes.

5) Stamparatus – while I haven’t often demonstrated this on my Facebook Lives – I use this especially for mass production – from little stamps to big – it is the perfect tool for these projects.

6) Layering Circles and Stitched Rectangle Dies – these are a staple in my paper crafting and am so sad to see them go.  If you don’t already have these two sets  – grab them – you won’t regret it.  Did you know the Stitched Rectangles fit inside the Scalloped Contour die cuts?

7) Pear Pizzazz and Pale Papaya – two of my favorite ink colors.  Tho I have hope that Pale Papaya may make it back in a future color refresh.  Make sure you grab a re-inker and card stock for any of your favorites that are leaving us.

8) Nothing’s Better Than – stamps and Love You More Than coordinating dies – cookies, chocolate, coffee and cocktails – all in one set – need I say more?

9) Count On Me Stamp Set – love this set for sending encouragement to others.  Being someone on the path of surviving breast cancer, I found this set perfect for creating cards for others on the same path.

10) Happiness Abounds – such a gorgeous suite of products – from the Designer Series Paper to the font on the sentiments – I am surprised this is not carrying over.

There you have it – my Top 10 from the Annual Catalog.  If you are missing any of these in your collection, shop today!  These are all available while supplies last.

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Unique and Amazing You

Hi!  It’s been a whirlwind this week as Stampin’ Up! announced their color refresh as well as the Last Chance lists for the Annual and Mini catalogs.   I had planned on posting this card on Wednesday – and got wrapped up in all the excitement and here we are on Friday finally posting.  I hope you don’t mind the delay.

WV Fold, Friends are Like Seashells, By The Bay, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #annualcatalog2022, #retiringsoon

I found this new-to-me fold and fell in LOVE that I had to share with my Facebook followers Tuesday night.  The fold is called a WV fold and here is why:

WV Fold, Friendship, Friends are Like Seashells,, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #retiringsoon

When the card is open, the front of the card makes a W and the inside pop-out makes a V.   Isn’t that fun?

Ok, so let’s get to the details:

  • Base – Pool Party – 5 1/2″ x 11″, score at 1 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 5 1/4″ and 7″
  • V panel – Pool Party – 6″ x 3″, score at 3″
  • Basic White – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (need 3)
  • Optional – Pool Party 3″ x 3″ for mat on inside white panel
  • Designers Series Paper – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ – 4 pieces – can start with 1 piece 5 1/4″ x 6″ and cut into 4 1 1/2″ strips as shown above, or can mix and match prints similar to the card in the video below
  • Designer Series Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside back panel.

For this card, I paired the soon-to-be retired (sadness), Friends are Like Seashells and the Seaside Bay (carrying over from the Mini to the new Annual Catalog – yay!).  The seashells and sand on the front are stamped as follows:  sand – Sahara Sand, Conch – Petal Pink, larger shell – So Saffron, small shell – Sahara Sand.  The sand and shells on the second panel are also stamped in Sahara Sand.  The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

To see how to assemble the card, here’s the video:

If you are interested in the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set, I highly recommend getting the coordinating dies and the 3D Embossing Folder as well.  While I do not use them on this project, you will want all 3 products for your crafting.  Here’s a card using the embossing folder.  The dies and folder will be on sale starting April 4.  Please note that both Sahara Sand and So Saffron are retiring from our core color lines – so make sure to add a reinker and card stock to your order if you are running low.

I hope you enjoyed today’s fun fold and give it a go.

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Today’s Plan

Cookies!  I love the Nothing’s Better Than bundle and hadn’t played with it in a while, so decided to pull it out and pair it with one of my favorite current In Colors – Tahitian Tide.

Nothings Better Than, InColors2022-24, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AnnualCatalog2022

Its a very quick card and all stamping!  The cookies are stamped first in Crumb Cake and then the detail stamp is done in Early Espresso.  The stars are stamped in So Saffron.

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and Tahitian Tide.

The base is Thick Basic White measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.  A layer of Tahitian Tide measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″ is the mat for the stamped layer which is Basic White measuring 5″ x 3 3/4″.

It may be time to go open my box of Girl Scout Tagalongs.

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Hanging Out

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope as we wind down the month of March you are doing well.   Today I have a card featuring the Love Cats stamp set in the Jan-April Mini.

Love Cats, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanAprilMini2023, #funfold

I truly love the images in this set and have had some fun with them.  This card features a fun fold as well – so I hope you’ll give it a try.

The base of the card is Daffodil Delight and measures 5 1/2″ x 7″, score at 2 3/4″ and fold.

The rest of the measurements are:

  • Basic Black: 5 3/8″ x 2 5/8″, 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″, 5 3/8″ x 1 3/8″
  • Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper: 5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, 5 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Basic White: 3″ x 3″

The cat is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the heart is colored with the Real Red Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment is stamped in Daffodil Delight.   Classic Matte Black dots are used to embellish the card.

While the stamp set was originally designed for Valentine’s Day, the sentiments allow its use for many other occasions – especially this one used to celebrate friendship.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

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Happy To Have You As My Friend

Hi!  It’s been a rough week for me and there are a few people who have shown their support which I truly appreciate.  This card is for them.

Hello Irresistible, Design Series Paper, Dry Embossing, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #onlineexclusives2023

I love the added texture that using an Embossing Folder adds to this card.  The Designer Series Paper and the Basic White background are all embossed with the Cross Hatch from the Basics 3D Embossing Folders released as part of the On Line Exclusives this month.

The dimensions for this card:

  • Base – Pretty Peacock (returning in May) – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Crosshatch folder
  • Pretty Peacock mats: 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, 1 3/4″ x 3″, 3″ x 1 14″
  • Designer Series Paper: 2″ x 3 1/2″, 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, embossed with Crosshatch folder
  • Basic White: 2 3/4″ x 1″ (for sentiment)

The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink.  A few Frosted Dots were added as an accent (also available as part of the Online Exclusives).

I did use dimensionals to help offset the layers on the right hand side of the second DSP panel and the sentiment.

I hope this inspires you to try adding texture to your cards with Embossing folders – I love how this card turned out.

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