More Fun With Scraps

Hi!  Back today with another great way to use up Designer Series Paper scraps!

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I wish I had been able to get a better picture – this card is stunning in real life.  The gold accents in the Designer Series Paper just pop with the Gold die cut.

The scraps measure 3/4″ x 3″ – so a 3″ x 3″ scrap is what you would need.  The scraps are staggered on the card front and attached with dimensionals.

The base is Pale Papaya measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  The Basic White measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ and is embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

This Designer Series Paper is the Expressions in Ink Specialty Paper -and truly can stand on its own.  For this card, I paired it with a die from the Birds & More die set and Gold Foil.

The sentiment is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and is from the Forever Fern stamp set.

A few Metallic Pearls finish off the card.  If you have not yet checked out the Expressions In Ink Designer Specialty Paper in the Annual Catalog, I highly recommend it!

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Hello and Happy Monday

Hi!  How was your weekend?  Did you do anything fun?  We had a gorgeous weekend weather wise and so I got out for a walk on both Saturday and Sunday as well as did some yard work.  I also opened the windows and aired out the house – so nice to get fresh air into the house.  Today I am sharing a card where the Designer Series Paper is the star.

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For this card, I used 3 different patterns from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper.  The BumbleBee Designer Paper measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The striped piece on the flap on the left measures 3/4″ x 5″.  The Soft Succulent mat behind the striped paper measures 1″ x 5 1/4″.  The flowered DSP measures 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  The Soft Succulent mat measure 4 3/4″ x 3 3/4″

The base of the card is Evening Evergreen and measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 1 1/4″ from the left hand edge so final card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

On the inside, behind the flowered Designer Series Paper, is a piece of Basic White that measures 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2.

The sentiment is stamped in Soft Succulent ink on a scrap of Basic White and punched with the Everyday Label punch.  A scrap of Evening Evergreen is also punched with the same punch.  To get the layers look, cut the Evening Evergreen punched label in half and attach to the back of the sentiment.

Add a bit of Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon and Genial Gems to finish the card.

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How Much You Mean To Me

Hi!  Welcome to today’s card.  I am playing with the Nature’s Harvest Suite of products from the July-December Mini today.

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Love the fall colors in this card.  As fall is my favorite season, I was excited to start working on fall cards.   I also love the sentiment stamped on Vellum cardstock – it really does pop against the Evening Evergreen card stock.

The base of the card is Soft Succulent – measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  The Evening Evergreen layer measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ and is embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.

The flowers are stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Cajun Craze and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The chaff behind the flowers are die cut from Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry card stock.

I am offering a FREE tutorial featuring the Nature’s Harvest Suite with a $50 purchase!

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Encircled in Black and White

Hi!  Thanks so much for the feedback on Monday’s card and for the votes.  I will know next week how I did – so there is still time to vote if you haven’t yet.

Today, I am sharing a card using the Encircled in Friendship stamp set with the gorgeous Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper that you can earn FREE with a $50 purchase (prior to S/H and tax) by Sept 30.

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The Beautifully Penned paper is all Black and White and gorgeous patterns.  You can add a touch of color to this paper in many ways:

For my card, I kept it as is and added a touch of color by using Water Color pencils on the flowers.  I love how this card turned out and used it for my September #makeacardsendacard.   If you aren’t familiar with this, once a month on my Facebook Page I ask folks who could use some happy mail to send me a private message with their address and I’d get one out to them.  I am still working on September’s card design – but if you could use a pick-me-up – let me know!  I’d be happy to add you to my list.

The sentiment is stamped in Jet Black StaZon – same as the flowers.  I used the Layering Circle dies to die cut the sentiment and the Basic Black mat.

The base is Thick Basic White – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  The designer series paper measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Basic White is used for the coordinating stamped layer – I did die cut before stamping and used the die to align the stamp in my Stamparatus and then rotated the die cut 4 times to stamp the flower image.

The Matte Black Dots were the perfect touch to finish the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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If Friends Were Pumpkins

Hi!  Today I am excited to playing along in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!   I haven’t participated in quite a while – so am thankful to have this opportunity to participate this month.

Our theme is Thank You.  I chose to use the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalog.

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Have you seen or tried the Stampin’ Blends and  Alcohol technique?  That is what I used to create my background for this card.  Scribble your Stampin’ Blends on a piece of Vellum Cardstock.  Then use a Water Painter filled with 91% or higher rubbing alcohol to drip, pounce or swirl through the ink to move and blend it.   You will need to let air dry completely – overnight would be best – before using.

For this card, I used the Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Blends.

Once it has dried, I stamped the leaves and sentiment from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Early Espresso ink.

The pumpkins are stamped in Cajun Craze ink on Cajun Craze card stock and die cut.  The leaves are die cut from Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, and Cherry Cobbler card stock.

The vellum is mounted on a piece of Basic White card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base of the card is Early Espresso and measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.

If you like my card, I’d appreciate your vote.  If I make the Top 10, I’ll be able to participate in a blog hop with the other winners later this month.  To vote, simply head over here and click on the heart in the upper corner for my card.

If you are ready to work on fall projects, consider purchasing the Pretty Pumpkins bundle.  Just click on the link in the Products list below to be taken to my store.

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It’s A Peachy Day

Hi!  Happy Labor Day weekend!  It’s a bit dreary here today, so hoping this cards brings a little sunshine your way.  Had some fun with the Sweet As a Peach stamp set and coordinating Designer Series Paper.

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I love using up scraps of Designer Series Paper and this layout is perfect for that!  The base of the card is Calypso Coral – 4 1/4 x 11″ – score at 5 1/2″ and fold.

A layer of Basic Black is placed on top measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″  A piece of Calypso Coral measuring 3 3/4″ x 5″ holds are 4 Designer Series Paper scraps.  The polka dot rectangles are each 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ while the smaller peach rectangles are 1 3/4″ x 2″.  Use Seal adhesive to adhere them to the Calypso Coral layer.

The Scalloped Contours dies are perfect for our main stamped image.  Use a Blending Brush or apply Pear Pizzazz ink as a background.

The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  The peaches are stamped in Calypso Coral and die cut with the coordinating die.  The sentiment is stamped in Pear Pizzazz and also die cut with the coordinating die.

Use dimensionals to attach the leaves, peaches and sentiment to the Scallopped Contour rectangle.

I hope today’s card inspires you to try using up some of your scraps!

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What is a Lottle

Hi!  Welcome to Day 2 of Penguin week!  What if you just needed a card for a friend?  Well, today’s card has you covered!

So you probably asking – what is a “lottle”.  When I first saw this in the catalog, I had to google it as I had never heard the word – and basically, the following sentiment in the catalog nails it – “Its like a little but a lot”.  Quirky – but cute.

The base is once again Misty Moonlight cardstock.  This is a mini square card 3″x3″ -so your base would measure 3″ x 6″ – score at 3″ and fold.  It is embossed with the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing folder.

The penguin uses Paper Piecing technique – stamp the main penguin body in Jet Black StaZon and stamp on the Just Jade Designer Series Paper and punch.   Stamp again on Basic White and punch with the inside piece.  Punch the feet from Pumpkin Pie cardstock – layer together.   His beak is stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink, the eyes with Jet Black StaZon and the heart and bow with Petal Pink ink.

The layer behind the penguin uses the Seasonal Labels dies found on page 18 of the July-December Mini Catalog.  The sentiment is stamped in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White cardstock.  Finish off the card with In Color Jewel (on the bow) and a piece of White Glittered Organdy Ribbon (layered with the sentiment).

Just a reminder – we are half-way through Sale-A-Bration.  And there are 3 ways to take advantage of this great promotion.

Shop – for every $50 US (Prior to S/H and tax) you spend, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  (There are a few items available at the $100 level).

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Seashells In Life

Hi!  How are you today?  I love looking for shells when I get to the beach – they are so pretty.  I have a jar in my kitchen with the shells I have collected over the years.  Do you collect them?  Well, today’s card reminds me of those shells.

This set debuted in the January-June Mini Catalog tho it took me a while to use it – so I am happy that it carried over to the Annual Catalog.  The shells are stamped on Designer Series Paper scraps from the now retired coordinating paper pack.   The In Good Taste or Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper packs would be great to use in place of this retired paper.

I love that this suite contained an Embossing Folder called Seashells 3D.  It creates such a beautiful background.   Did you know that the die set Seaside Seashells work with this Embossing Folder?  Pretty cool!   And what’s even sweeter – you can still purchase the dies and stamp set as a bundle in the Annual Catalog!

For the card, I used Sahara Sand for my base.  The embossed layer is Basic White.  As mentioned, the shells are stamped on Designer Series Paper using Sahara Sand ink.   The sentiment is also stamped in Sahara Sand ink and the Banners Pick-A-Punch was used to create the flag end.

A relatively quick card to put together if you are in need of a few.

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Hopping Away

Hi!  Happy Friday and end of the work week!  Today I have 2 cards to share with you featuring the soon-to-be gone Kangaroo & Company!  This set is adorable and perfect for welcoming a new little one, celebrating a birthday, or just wanting to let someone know you are thinking of them.

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Let’s talk about this adorable baby card.  The base is Balmy Blue followed by a layer of Basic Black.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper pack which is retiring at the end of the month.

The kangaroo is stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and Flirty Flamingo for the ear.  The baby is colored with Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend and Flirty Flamingo as well.   The coordinating dies in the bundle are used to die cut both.   The mama die also cuts a slit for her pouch so baby can get tucked in!

The sentiment is stamped in Balmy Blue and the hears in Flirty Flamingo.  The Ovals were die cut with the now retired Layering Ovals and Stitched Shapes dies.  I had sent this card to my nephew and his wife on the arrival of their little boy.

 

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For the second card,  I decided to do a sponged background for my focal point.  I created a template using the piece of cardboard that comes in the Designer Series Paper – cut down to the same size as my image panel – in this case 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ – and then die cut an oval from the center.  Lay the template over your Basic White cardstock and sponge Pear Pizzazz for the grass and Balmy Blue for the sky.  Remove the template and you have your sponged background.

The grass was stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink.  The flowers, butterfly and kangaroo were stamped in Memento Black Ink.  The kangaroo was colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  The flowers were colored with Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends.  The butterfly was colored with the light and dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.  All three pieces were die cut with their coordinating dies.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Black ink.

The base of the card is Gorgeous Grape with a layer of Highland Heather on top.

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Happy Thoughts

Hi!  As we come up on the end of the January-June Mini Catalog (it’s retiring on June 30th), I wanted to point out the Happy Thoughts stamp set.  This stamp set contains sentiments for both the inside and outside of your card, making it the perfect addition to your papercrafting Go-To’s.

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This card features the gorgeous Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper – also retiring on June 30.  The Paper is cut using the Quite Curvy Dies – also disappearing on June 30.

And why did I not notice before how well Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape coordinate?  I guess I don’t often reach for the purples in my collection – but I might just do that a little more as I love this combination.

This is a quick and simple card, but by adding a dash of ribbon (sorry, it is already retired) and Pastel Pearls (Yay! These carried over to the 2021 Annual Catalog), you have a gorgeous card ready to send that can be made in about 10 minutes.

Here are the dimensions and scoring:

  • Base: Gorgeous Grape – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side and folded
  • Layer: Highland Heather – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 5 1/4″ x 3″ and cut with the Quite Curvy dies

Add some bling and your sentiment- and you are done!

Make sure you check out the Last Chance list for the Jan-June Mini catalog and grab your favorites (some at a discount!), before they are gone!

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