I’m pretty excited to share today’s card. This is one of those cards that came out exactly as I envisioned it and believe me that doesn’t happen too often. I created this card for a dear friend’s birthday who is also a stamping friend. So I wanted to use some products that she may not have been familiar with.
It’s all in the details…
- The card base is SU Very Vanilla thick card stock cut at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
- The next two layers are each cut an additional 1/8″ smaller. I used Poppy Parade card stock and a floral pattern from DCWV.
- Next I created frame using the Mini Scalloped Rectangles die from My Favorite Things.
- Before adhering this to the card front, I added a piece of acetate window sheet to create a clear window. Then used a thin piece of dimensional tape to affix it. This gave it just a slight lift off the card. It was the same idea as a shaker card but there’s nothing to shake!
- The window sheet also allows you to see more of the floral pattern and gives off a pretty reflection.
- Lastly, I added the sentiment which is a die cut from Papertrey Ink called Say It Simply: Wishing You a Lovely Birthday. I purchased a few more of these sentiment dies as I think they make such a pretty statement on a card.
- Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for some different inside sentiments. I found the perfect one in a stamp set called Beautiful Inside by Altenew . This set has some really great sentiments for different occasions that convey more meaningful thoughts.
- The sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade ink.
- I wrapped up the project by lining the envelope with the retired Envelope Liners from Stampin’ Up!
I’m calling this card a Hybrid as it is definitely the result of using a variety of products from several different companies. These type of cards are quickly becoming a favorite of mine for a few reasons. One reason is that there’re so many great companies that offer some very unique products and another is I think it stretches your creativity to find products that mix and work well together. Lastly, I’m happy to use what I have on hand to come up with different cards and projects.
I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and are heading into a fun weekend. Spring has definitely arrived in my neck of the woods and I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time outside this weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!
Today I’m sharing a set of note cards that I created using both the Wishing You Well stamp set, which is a carry-over from the Holiday Catalog and the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which is a free offering from the Sale-a-bration promotion.
It’s all in the details…
- Whisper White note cards made this set so easy to get started.
- First, the Designer Series paper is cut at 1 1/2″ x 5 with a 1/4″ strip of card stock glued to the left side of the note card.
- The sentiment is then stamped in the lower right corner with black Versa-Fine ink.
- The main image is stamped in Old Olive ink cropped with an oval from the Layering Ovals framelits and the small flowers are stamped with the ink color that coordinates with the card stock color.
- The stamped image is layered on a scalloped oval, also from the Layering Ovals framelits then adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- I used the Organdy Ribbon Combo, also a Sale-a-bration free offering, and color coordinated the bows on each card.
- Lastly, a small butterfly snipped from another pattern in the Botanical Butterfly DSP collection sits on the flowers.
Here are each of the cards…
Lemon Lime Twist
So just when you think that’s it…I also created a coordinating box to hold these note cards. I had nothing to do with the idea or the initial creation of these. I found them on Sam Hammond Donald’s blog HERE. Whenever I’m looking for a box or just about any 3D item, Sam is sure to have already figured it out and generously shared it on her blog.
These boxes held all five note cards and envelopes perfectly. They were snug enough without being too bulky.
Here’s how it opens…
Here’s a side view…
Thanks very much for stopping by today and be sure to check in tomorrow to see the coordinating holder I created for these note cards. See you then!
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I just can’t seem to make a card without flowers these days. I’m honestly trying to come up with some other ideas but flowers just seem to always pop up on my cards. Maybe it’s the long winter that’s finally ending and the anticipation of spring. But here gain is a card featuring some pretty blooms!
I really didn’t need another flowered stamp set but somehow could not resist the Climbing Roses stamp set and coordinating, Rose Trellis thinlits. These are available separately or as a bundle in the Occasions Catalog.
Climbing Roses Bundle #150603
Images @ Stampin’ Up!
It’s all in the details…
- The A2 card base is Poppy Parade card stock with a panel of Basic Black cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.
- The next layer is a pattern from the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series paper measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″. This paper is truly lovely and will only be available as a free Sale-a-bration item through the end of March. I’ve reached for it so much already that I’ve ordered another pack before it’s too late.
- The center panel consists of a Poppy Parade panel: 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, Basic Black: 4 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ and Whisper White: 4″ x 3″ .
- I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set in Black Versa Fine ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. HANDY TIP…Versa Fine ink is slower to dry than other black inks allowing the embossing powder to adhere well. I got this tip from Jennifer McGuire and we all know she is an expert!! Also by embossing this way, you get a very clean image and avoid getting those stray little specks on the card.
- Next, this panel is adhered to the card using Fun Foam. I mentioned in one of my other posts that I buy it in different colors so I can try to match the card stock. I used red here. This makes it a lot less noticeable from the sides.
- I stamped the pretty floral spray twice, cutting one out with the coordinating thinlits.
- Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored the die cut floral image. I’ll note the colors in my product list below.
- The colored image is glued directly to the corner of the center panel.
- With the second stamped image, I just colored the roses.
- They’re hand cut and using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped them over the first image to give a pretty dimensional look. I used Wink of Stella on the roses, but as usual, it’s not very apparent in the photos.
- A butterfly cut from the Botanical Butterflies DSP added a little more interest.
- Lastly, I added a few epoxy dots and called it a card!
I’m looking forward to experimenting with lots of different colors on these roses and also using some of the other images and thinlits from this bundle…stay tuned!
Thanks very much for stopping in today!
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Welcome to the Pals’ March Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because ”Spring has Sprung” – at least on our blog hop if not outside! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
After a very long, cold and wet winter here on the East Coast, I am craving Spring. It’s still not quite here yet but there are definitely signs that it’s on its way. So while I wait a little longer to plant some flowers, I can still “grow” and enjoy the paper variety.
In keeping with my resolve to use all my stamp sets and not just those that are the latest and greatest, I reached for the Falling Flowers stamp set and coordinating May Flower framelits for today’s card. This set has been around for a few catalogs so its days may be numbered as a current set but I know I’ll still be using it well after. I love the variety of flowers in this set and the endless color combinations you can create.
Here are the details…
- I started with an A2 card base in Sahara Sand card stock with a top fold.
- The next layer is a pattern from the Neutrals 6 x6 Designer Series Paper. These color collections come in so handy. Even if they’re the only DSP you have, you’ll still have all you need to create beautifully color coordinated projects.
- The Whisper White panel is cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.
- Above you can see how I created a window using a square die from the Layering Square Framelits. My initial idea was to give the illusion of the flowers falling from the window but I think I got a little carried away with the flowers and now they look like they’re climbing up the window! I glued the window panel directly to the patterned paper.
- After stamping and cutting out the flowers, I colored them using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.
- Besides the coloring (which is totally relaxing to me) these fun flowers, the most fun was arranging them. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on some.
- The sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set.
- After completing this panel, I used some Fun Foam to pop it up on the card base. I like using Fun Foam because you can cut it to the exact size you need and there’s no sagging or gaps. I also buy it in a few neutral colors and try to use the closest color to match the card stock. I used tan for this card and it’s hardly noticeable from the sides.
- I completed the inside with another sentiment from Varied Vases stamp set and the large flourish from the Falling Flowers stamp set.
While I had this stamp set and framelits out, I created another card using a different technique that I will post soon. I’m always happy when I can find new ways to use these old friends! I hope this has given you a little inspiration to give new life to some of those less used sets sitting on your shelf.
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Families First” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Roseanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping by the Bay
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
Thanks very much for stopping and hopping today!