In a few short days, it will be time to say goodbye to one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, Birthday Blooms. Technically, I won’t be saying goodbye as this one will be staying with me for a long time and may even pop up on the blog again!
The big, beautiful bloom is stamped in Versa-Mark on Blushing Bride card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder to create the pretty background. I layered this on a Silver Foil sheet.
Using the Celebrate You thinlits, I cut the “Celebrate” out twice. Once in Silver Foil and again in Whisper White card stock and layered them with a little offset. The sentiment (from Best Birds stamp set) below it, is stamped on vellum in Versa Mark ink and heat embossed in silver embossing powder. Because it’s difficult to adhere vellum without seeing an adhesive mark, I simply wrapped the stamped vellum around the two layers of card stock and adhered it to the back. After doing this, I adhered them to the card base with dimensionals.
The inside sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases stamp set which will be carrying over in the new Annual Catalog. The sentiments in this set never get old and are so useful.
I used a long retired pattern of Designer Series Paper in Blushing Bride to create the envelope liner. This is the perfect use for retired paper that is just too pretty not to use!
I think this would be a great card to make in just about any color and especially in the bridal colors, which is what I did today. Thanks very much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.
Today I’m sharing my first card made with the Varied Vases Bundle. I knew I would really enjoy this set but just didn’t know how much until I sat down with it last week. It’s such a versatile set and the punch makes it so quick and easy. I did do some fussy cutting on the flowers but that too was pretty simple.
I also really like the Basket Weave embossing folder and thought it added just a perfect touch of texture to the white background.
The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set which was a Sale-a-Bration free set and is now retired. I’m hanging onto it mostly for the sentiments like this one.
The vase is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink and the flowers are colored using Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Markers.
A few glitter enamel dots adding the finishing touch!
A card is just not complete without a coordinating envelope…IMHO! So…a pattern from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper collection lines the envelope.
I guarantee you’ll be seeing more designs from me using the Varied Vases Bundle, which will be available when the new Annual Catalog goes live on June 1st. In the meantime, there’s still time to get some of the retiring products while they last HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today.
It’s Tic Tac Toe Thursday once again and this week’s board is both fun and challenging…
I must admit that when I first looked at the board, I thought I was in trouble! A few of the squares are way out of my comfort zone but the card I came up with is not! This is my kind of card in so many ways.
I chose the top left diagonal: spring, red, die cut
The card base is Basic Black card stock with a mat of Whisper White cut 1/8″ smaller.
I used a non-SU die to cut the stitched angle on a pattern from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper collection. I really like this geometric pattern against the flower.
To create the bold flower, I used the Daisy Punch. It’s punched three times using Real Red card stock. The Crushed Curry center was cut with a Spellbinders die and the center was punched in Early Espresso card stock. The Old Olive leaves were cut using a die from the May Flowers framelits. The leaves are glued directly to the card and the flower is popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from the new stamp set, Varied Vases, which will be available in the new Annual Catalog on June1st. This photopolymer stamp set also comes with a coordinated punch and will be available as a bundle at a 10% savings.
I can’t wait to really dive into this bundle…I have a few ideas in mind already!
Varied Vases Photopolymer Bundle #148381
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Again, the inside sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set. The flowers also are included in this terrific set and are a two-step stamp.
And…it never hurts to have a coordinating envelope!
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you’ll stop by the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see all the creativity and fun going on. I also hope that you’ll add some of your own creativity to the challenge this week!
Have a wonderful day,
Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I had a busy but fun weekend. I work at a local library and helped put on a Mother’s Day Soap Making Class on Saturday which was a lot of fun. Nothing better than getting to craft at work! Then my 10 month old grandson, Jack, had a sleep over at Nanny and Pop Pop’s house on Saturday night. There wasn’t much sleeping but any time spent with this happy little boy is precious.
I’ve noticed lately that most of my cards have been floral themed, which is fine as I do love flowers and Stampin’ Up! has the best floral stamp sets. But I thought it was time for a little variety. Today’s card came together fast and easy using the Balloon Bouquet Punch and Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper.
I stamped this fun and festive sentiment from the Celebrate You stamp set on Whisper White card stock in Bermuda Bay ink. It really puts the “happy” in Happy Birthday. This set is on the retirement list and will only be available until May 31st.
Celebrate You Stamp Set
Wood # 143775 Clear #143778
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Then using the balloon punch, I punched a variety of balloons from the Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper collection. Next, I positioned each balloon to determine where to draw the line that would represent the balloon string. The lines are drawn using a ruler and fine point Sharpie pen. I did this one balloon at time. Once all the lines were drawn, the balloons were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Inside is another fun birthday sentiment. This one is from the Better Together stamp set and is also stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.
A strip of DSP and a few very thin strips of card stock added to the envelope front created a coordinated envelope.
Just a reminder that there’s only a few more day left to take advantage of the 50% off Paper Pumpkin promotion…I can’t wait to see what May’s kit contains!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you’re looking forward to a wonderful week ahead!