Sunday, April 18, 2021

New Catalog coming soon. Get ready!

With the NEW CATALOG coming out soon, I want to introduce you to a new Suite called "Pansy Petals!"   This suite comes with Pansy Petals DSP, Bumblebee Trinkets, and the Pansy Patch Bundle.   
Below is a video on this wonderful Suite available to you Starting May 4th.   


I hope this video lets you know how wonderful the stamps sets/Suites coming your way are incredible.   I am so excited to share the NEW Catalog with you.

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Monday, April 05, 2021

Fancy Fold Card Tutorial Times 2


Fancy Fold Card (vertical or horizontal)

This is an easy fold that makes a card look beautiful.   You can use this fold for all occasions.   The best part of this card is you can use it as a vertical card or horizontal.  We will be making two cards so please cut two of everything.    

Supplies:
Basic White Thick c/s
Petal Pink
Peony Garden DSP
Prize Peony Bundle
Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine
Memento Ink
Petal Pink ink
Old Olive Ink
Basic Gray
Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon
Paper Trimmer
Stampin Blends (Rococo Rose, Petal Pink, Old Olive)
Daubers
Stampin Seal
Bone Folder
Dimensionals
Glue Dot
Wink of Stella
Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Tombow liquid glue

Let’s get started!  

Cutting Cardstock Measurements (cut TWO of everything)
Basic White Thick
• 4 ¼” x 11” Score at 5 1/2”, cut off 2 ¾” on the front flap
• 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” (Focal flap)
• 3” x 4 ½” (inside the card for greeting)
Petal Pink
• 2 5/8” x 4 1/8” (Outside Flap)
• 3” x 4 ½” (Focal Flap)
Peony Garden DSP (I used two different colors of DSP)
• 2 ½” x 4”
• 4” x 5 ¼”
Old Olive c/s
• Scrap for leaves
Rococo Rose c/s
• Small scrap piece for Peony top



Stamp the big Peony on Basic White c/s in Memento ink
Stamp 6 leaves on Old Olive c/s in Old Olive Ink

Peony Die Cuts
• Cut out the Big Peony in Prized Peony Stamp Set
• Take a piece of scrap Petal Pink and cut the four pieces to the Peony
• Cut out the 6 leaves




Horizontal Card:
• Put the card together
o Put the big piece of DSP inside the card
o On the Flap – Layer the small Petal pink c/s and small DSP
• Color the Big Peony with your Stampin Blends.   Center the flower on the small Basic White c/s.  Stamp your sentiments in Basic Gray ink.  Add Dimensionals to your Peony.
• Layer that on the Pink c/s
• Center and adhere the top part of the c/s to the flap.   I left out a ½” at both ends.
• Adhered Basic White c/s (that goes inside the card). Line the unglued side to the flap with the peony and sentiment.   Close the flap, the Basic White c/s will now be lined up with the Horizontal flap
• Add Wink of Stella to your Peony
• Tie a bow with your ribbon and adhere it to your Flower stem with a glue dot
• Add three rhinestones in the corner
• Viola – you are done!




Vertical Card:

• Put the card together
o Put the big piece of DSP inside the card
o On the Flap – Layer the small Petal pink c/s and small DSP
• Take your dauber and petal pink ink and brush the edges of all 4 flower pieces.  
• Put the 4 Peony pieces together starting with the small flower.   I do this by putting the smaller flower into the next bigger template.   Remember to line the curves up at the bottom.  Add some Tombow glue…just a small amount!    Continue to build the Peony.  Adhere to leaves to the flower with glue dots.  (TIP – Put glue dots on the front of the leaves to stick to the back of the Peony.)  
• Stamp your sentiments in Basic Gray ink towards the end of the c/s.
• Add Dimensionals to your Peony.
• Center the flower towards the top of c/s.
• Add Ribbon below the flower.
• Layer the c/s on Petal Pink c/s
• Center and adhere the top part of the c/s to the flap.   I left out a ½” at both ends.
• I adhered to the back of the Basic White c/s (that goes inside the card)
• Line the unglued side to the flap with the peony and sentiment.   Close the flap, the Basic White will now be lined up with the Horizontal flap
• Add Wink of Stella around the outside of the flower
• Add three rhinestones to help enhance your flower
• Viola – you are done!




You created two cards with the same fancy fold, and they look different.  

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Potted Succulents


This is a wonderful Stamp Set with lots of variations to create beautiful cards.  It can be ink on cardstock or you can use the die-cut to make any card design look real. 

These are the supplies you need to put this card together.
  
Stamp Bundle: 165264 Simply Succulent Bundle
Cardstock: 159276 Basic White 5 ½ x 8 ½, 4 ¼ x 5 ½, larger scrap Old Olive Scrap
Accessories: 132708 Tuxedo Black Memento
Stampin Blends: 154892 Old Olive, 154879 Cajun Craze, 154885 Granny Apple Green,
1154898 Rich Razzleberry, 154902 Soft Seafoam, 144608 Color Lifter
110755 Multi-Purpose Adhesive, 144108 Mini Dimensionals

Here are the instructions on how to create this card.

1) Fold 5 ½ x 8 ½ Basic White in half, this is your base.

2) Punch out Background Succulent Plate form 4 ¼ x 5 ½ Basic White, making sure it is centered.
a. You will need to finish pushing out the pieces that were cut out of this background.
b. Once completely free of extra pieces, turn over and CAREFULLY apply a THIN line of liquid adhesive around the outside edges.
c. Carefully line it up with the front of your card base and attach.
d. Set aside to dry.

3) Stamp the large bunch of succulents and pot on the Basic White scrap paper using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

4) I started with the small hanging succulents first coloring them in with Dark Seafoam Stampin Blends.

5) Next I outlined a few large succulents (see pictures) petals with Dark Old Olive.
a. ALWAYS start with the darker colors. Only do a few at a time as the blends dry and won’t blend in very well.
b. Now you will go over those petals with the Light Old Olive. When I do this l like to use the “pen” end and color in a soft circular motion. After all, petals are colored with the Old Olive add a little Light Rich Razzleberry to the tips. To blend go over with Light Old Olive again.

6) Finish the rest using Granny Apple Green Stampin Blends. Again start with the Dark first, then go to the light.

7) To color the pot I outlined with Dark Cajun Craze, then blended with Light Cajun Craze.
a. To get the lighter in the middle I used the color lifter (this is a GAME CHANGER a must-have!). I just “colored” until I was happy with the fading for the pot.

8) Punch out Large Succulents and pot.
a. Punch out 2 aloe plants from Old Olive scrap.

9) Lay down for desired placement.
a. Adhere Aloe plants and Pot directly to the card base.
b. Add mini dimensionals to the large succulent plant to pop it up.
c. Attach to the card base.


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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Butterfly Beauty Video

Here is a very easy video I created with Butterfly Beauty dies.   I wanted to share with you how to make a card without having to stamp it.  The card was created with my favorite colors and I love the layered look this card gives you.   I stamped a sentiment on the inside with the Beauty Abounds Stamp set.   I used Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and Purple Posy ink.   (I know Purple Posy ink isn't available but I loved the look of these colors on the inside of the card and envelope.). 

Below is the card we are creating in the video.  



Here are the other cards I created with this same technique.   




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