I know that I’ve mentioned this before, but Chrysanthemums are one of my favorite flowers and I love seeing them as Fall approaches. Each year it’s a big decision for me to decide which color I’ll buy. However, I wanted to come up with a pretty paper version, too. Since I couldn’t find a stamped image in any of my collections, I turned to the May Flowers framelits and used the largest flower framelit and paper pieced it with different shades of yellow.
The paper piecing technique is one of my favorites. It’s a little tedious and requires a lot of die cutting but I find it relaxing, like putting a puzzle together. HERE’s another example this technique I did sometime ago.
This card features the colors: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight and So Saffron.
The sentiment is from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set and is punched with the Classic Label punch. The envelope is one that I had in my craft room but you can easily make a custom sized envelope using the Envelope Punch Board. I’m on a bit of a mission to use what I have on hand and this envelope fit the bill perfectly!
I’ve listed all the other products used on today’s card below.
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I have another sweet little project from the Animal Outing suite of products. Like my post HERE, I used this fun and unique collection for a non-traditional themed baby card. This time, however, I used them to create a gift card holder for a baby shower gift.
Even though the Mini Treat Bag thinlits are retired, they are still my go-to to create gift card holders. I think they make the perfect presentation for any occasion.
The tag was punched with the Scalloped Tag Punch once in Calypso Coral card stock and again in Whisper White. I cut the Whisper White card stock at 1 1/2″ and centered it in the punch to create the layering. Two small strips of DSP are added to each side of the Whisper White tag before gluing it to the Calypso Coral tag.
The kangaroo is stamped and cropped from the Animal Outing bundle and colored with Stampin’ Blends. The small heart is from a die in the Mini Treat Bag thinlits.
The inside card with the gift card pocket is Calypso Coral card stock measuring 3 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ and is scored on the longer side at 2″. I glued a small tag found in the Wood Crate framelits to the middle of this layer to use a little pull. Another pattern from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper collection is cut at 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ and glued to the upper portion of the pocket. After folding the 2″ side up, I used a small strip of Tear and Tape to secure the sides to create a pocket. The sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set.
Here you can see how the gift card fits in the pocket.
I’m giving this as a gift for a baby shower, but this would make a fun gift for a child by just changing the sentiments.
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Today I’m sharing my first Halloween card. I love to send cards for all occasions and Halloween is no exception. Cauldron Bubble Bundle has such fun stamp images and coordinating framelits. There are so many cute little “accessory” stamps in this set that also have matching framelits. I seem to gravitate to the small images and you’ll see what I mean with this card.
Cauldron Bubble Bundle
Images @ Stampin’ Up!
Shaker cards are one of my favorite type of cards to make. They are so much fun to make and equally fun to receive.
The color of combination of Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist was dictated by the patterned paper. This is from a pad I purchased at Michaels a few years ago. I have a large collection of patterned paper from so many different companies and it seems a shame not use it. This one has lots of beady little eyes on it.
The stitched rectangle frame is from My Favorite Things. This frame makes creating shaker cards so easy. Before sealing the window, I added some sequins. Here’s a little trick I do when adding sequins to shaker cards: glue a few in place towards the top and sides so they all don’t settle on the bottom. After creating the window, I added the cauldron with the cute little frogs jumping out. I love these little frogs and this is one example of the “little gems” in this set!
Lastly, the sentiment is cropped with a die from the Stitched Label framelits.
I kept the inside very simple with another sentiment from the Cauldron Bubble bundle.
The envelope is probably my favorite part of this project. I just couldn’t get enough of the frogs!!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll leave you today with a glimpse of some of the projects Stampin’ Up! created with this fun bundle.
Painted Harvest was one of my favorite seasonal stamps sets last year. So I was really pleased when it returned in the Annual Catalog. Although I created a card with a definite Fall feel, this set is much more versatile and can be used to create year-round.
I love these sunflowers and the two step stamping allows you to create so many beautiful color combinations. I choose the combination of Crushed Curry / Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry / Calypso Coral for the flowers here. The leaves are also a two step combination. However, I only used Pear Pizzazz ink.
The flowers were hand cut with paper snips and the leaves were easily punched using the Leaf Punch. After adhering the sunflowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I tucked the leaves behind them with a little glue. The sentiment panel is also popped with Dimensionals.
I wrapped some Linen Thread around the Early Espresso and DSP layer before gluing it to the card base, but with all the flowers and leaves it seemed to get lost!
I thought this pattern from the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper collection was the perfect backdrop to the vibrant sunflowers.
I left the inside blank with just a bit of DSP to include a personal note of thanks. Again, the envelope is simply embellished with a scrap of DSP.
I think creating this card has finally put me in a Fall frame of mind. I just wish our weather would get on board now!
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