Happy Monday! I hope you had an enjoyable weekend as I think summer weekends are simply the best even if there’s nothing to do. I spent mine with my favorite little guy. Here he is enjoying the hot tub…
I was even able to squeeze in some card making time and came up with this clean and simple thinking of you card featuring one of the new Designer Series Paper collections, Garden Impressions.
The DSP is clearly the star of the card as the large flower is even cut from a pattern in the collection. I used a non-SU set called Thoughtful Greetings from Pretty Pink Posh for the sentiment on both the outside and inside of the card. I’m always on the hunt for terrific sentiment stamps and this set delivered.
And if you’re a regular follower, you already know that no card of mine is complete without some kind of inside embellishment along with an embellished envelope.
I’ve listed the Stampin’ Up products used on this card below. They can all be purchased by clicking on them to go to my online shop.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are looking forward to a wonderful week ahead.
I just wanted to pop in to do a quick last minute post on one of my favorite retiring sets, Birthday Delivery. I loved this bundle as soon as I saw it and knew that I would use it for my grandson Jack’s first birthday…and this was even before he was born!
Instead of making Jack a card, I decided to create this shadow box as a keepsake.
And using the Large Letters framelits, I created this banner along with some fun rosettes.
And here is the ONEderful birthday boy…
Thanks for stopping by!
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.