Love and Thanks

One of the main things I love about Stampin’ Up! is the friendships I have made.  And the products are a close second.  Today’s card is a fun and quirky way of saying Thank You and showing Love using one of the Funny and Whimsical stamp sets.

 

Stampin' Up!, Forever Friendship, Celebration Tag Dies, Sun Prints DSP, Sahara Sand Ribbon, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

This adorable typewriter is from the Forever Friendship stamp set.  It has fun images with witty sentiments as well as this Thank You shared with Love in the shape of the heart.  Here is a closer view of the typewriter.

 

Is that not the sweetest little included sentiment?  Sadly the typewriter may seem antique to the younger generations now.  (Maybe even to ones who are middle aged now! YIKES!!)  Regardless, it is a fun image and a very sweet way of saying Thank You to someone.

Paper

If you noticed the paper the typewriter is stamped on is a bit darker than usual, that is because it is a piece of DSP.  Sometimes I remember that it is OK to stamp on the DSP, and I always love the results.  This is a piece from the Sun Prints Designer Series paper.  As is the Navy and White speckled piece.  Night of Navy and Basic White are a combination that you cannot go wrong with.  They give a very crisp and clean look.

Dies and Embellishments

In place of a bit of bling or different embellishments, I used Dies and Ribbon for the Pop of extra on this card.  The two heart Dies are from the Celebration Tags Die set.  This is one that is so fun and handy to have.  If you remember a card I did a few weeks ago with a gift card holder on the front, then you saw one of the tags.  You can see that card HERE 

In the second photo you can see the details on the White heart with the stitching on the inside.  The larger blue one is the same, it just doesn’t show well in the photo.  Layering the hearts was not quite enough of a finish when I realized I needed to add some Sahara Sand.  Out came the Sahara Sand and Old Olive Ribbon Combo.  These cotton ribbons make beautiful bows!  So a small bow sandwiched between the two hearts was the finish.  And they are not raised when applied to the card to keep them from being thicker than they already are.  It could still be mailed easily if you are careful of the orientation of this layer when putting in the envelope.

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Witchy Fun

A Happy Halloween is my choice for any item related to Halloween.  No scary things are allowed.  And good surprises are always welcome.  Today’s card is a Fun Halloween Surprise with a fun fold and cute paper.

 

Stampin' Up!, Bewitching Bundle, Witch Hat Punch, In Color Glimmer Paper, Classic Matte Dots, Gingham Cottage DSP, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps and Punch

For a fun and pretty quick Halloween card I used the Bewitching Bundle of products.  Best of all is that it is a Punch Bundle.  You know how I love punches!  This stamp set has a variety of Witch’s Hats and the punch will easily cut them out.  Also there are additional stars and a hat band included on the punch.

The additional stamp from the set used on the front of the card is the little spider.  Now I am definitely NOT a fan of real spiders.  Just Yuk!!!  But this one is acceptable.  Plus he looks perfect hanging off of the hat.  There is not a punch for little spider.  But he is easy to fussy cut around.

Here is the inside View:

 

Those adorable Witch’s legs and boots are included in the Bewitching Stamp set also.   Personally I love the leggings!!  LOL!

Paper

There are a variety of papers used on this fun card.  On the front there is the cardbase of Pumpkin Pie cardstock along with a thin layer of Basic Black cardstock.  The pretty orange check is from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper.   The different shades of orange are a nice touch.  For the layer behind the hat ,and the inside thin DSP piece, I used the 2022-2024 In Color 6X6 Designer Series Paper pack.  The dots on the DSP paired well with the dots on the hat.

The last piece of “paper” is the hat band.  It is punched using the Witch Hat Punch from a piece of the In Color Glimmer Paper.  These sheets are variegated from light to dark on each 6X6 piece.  The one used is on the lighter end.  But the little bit of sparkle is a great “bling” addition.

Surprise Fold

Hopefully you noticed the different open view on the card.  There is not really a name I am aware of for this fold.  So I called it a Surprise.  It could be done vertically or horizontally, it would just be a paper width adjustment.

To create this fold begin with two pieces of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  Both pieces are cut to a size of 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  A White piece of cardstock is cut to 3 3/4 X 11 and scored at 5 & 10.  Fold and burnish the folds with the small section, the 10″ score, on top.  Lay down the bottom piece of Pumpkin Pie and adhere the White section to it as you would a layer.  (The larger 3 3/4 X 5 section) Next, add adhesive only to the small 1 ” scored section.  Lay the top piece of Pumpkin Pie and line it up with the bottom Pumpkin Pie sandwiching the white in between the two.

The added strip of DSP on the inside was simply for some additional color.  However I believe you could place a gift card pocket there for special occasions.  If you have any questions, please reach out to me and I will be happy to try to explain better.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Summer of Thanks

Thank You cards are always needed and today’s is a quick one.  Using the Shaded Summer stamp and matching Die set it came together easily.

 

Stampin' Up!, Shaded Summer, Summer Shadow Dies, Deckled Rectangle Dies, Lovely Layers Vellum, Sweet Sorbet Ribbon, Jackie Beers

 

Colors

It is very unusual for me to say a color choice came from anywhere other than some designer paper.  But today’s card color choice came from the stamp and me wanting a Red Rose!  Then it became a pretty simple and quick card by stamping tone on tone for the base.  Which is another unusual technique for me because I tend to have a few layers.  But today’s card is mostly Sweet Sorbet all the way!

Stamps

The stamp set for this sweet flower, I believe it is a rose???, is the Shaded Summer stamp set.  The Tone On Tone was done using Sweet Sorbet Ink on the Sweet Sorbet card base using the smaller flower stamp.  Then using the larger one I stamped on a scrap of White and fussy cut only the flower.  With not wanting the card totally one color, I opted for stamping the large image using Pale Papaya.  The softness blends well with the Sweet Sorbet, even if it is not a green as expected.

Adding the sentiment took a bit of thought.  In trying something different, I stamped the sentiment and then did a bit of fussy cutting around it.  Most of the edges are straight lines, but I did go around the Y and u on each end.

Dies and Vellum

A matching Die set for the Shaded Summer stamp set is the Summer Shadow Dies.  They are not a bundle however.  The dies were released as a special edition last year and then added to the Annual Catalog in June.  Personally I was thrilled because dies for flowers are awesome!  So the large Pale Papaya flower was Die cut and then the fussy cut Sweet Sorbet flower was layered in to place.

The second Die is the Deckled Rectangles Dies.  It was used on the Vellum layer.  And it may be a bit difficult to see in the photo, but is very noticeable in person.  The Third largest die was used for this piece.  Lovely Layers Vellum is a package of Layer Sized pieces of vellum.  Some are printed and most are the same as I used.

Finishes

To give the card a bit of bling and shine, there are three different elements.  First is the Wink of Stella on the red flower.  That leaves a very subtle bit of shine.  Secondly is the beautiful Sweet Sorbet Metallic Ribbon bow. This ribbon is available in all of the new In Colors and is a dream to tie bows with.  And the metallic shine is a perfect touch.  Finally there are three of the 2021-2023 Opals in the Pale Papaya scattered around.

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Fun Gatefold

Today’s card is a different layout for a Gatefold Card.  Turning the orientation really changed the look.   A layered sentiment joins the fold together.

 

Stampin' Up!, Splendid Thoughts, Rings of Love DSP, Deckled Rectangle Dies, Peaceful Moments, Splendid Stems Dies, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps and Dies

The Splendid Thoughts Bundle includes the Splendid Thoughts Stamp set and the Splendid Stems Dies.  The Dies are wonderful and I have used them more than the stamp set.  My favorite is the sentiment Die used here.  That taco shape with some added definition is great for a lot of sentiments in the catalog.

And the Splendid Stems Dies include a variety of flower and stems.  Two of the images above are stamped and then Die cut.  But the third Crushed Curry piece is simply Die cut.  This more open stem adds quite a lot of texture.

Last, but not least, is the Deckled Rectangles Dies.  The NIght of Navy layer is cut using one of those and the edge is very different from any other of the current Dies in the catalog.

Inside View

 

The inside sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp set.  There is an added touch of one stem of flowers.  On the front I stamped the same image on Sweet Sorbet cardstock and then die cut.  For the inside one, I stamped on the White and then colored with Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blends.

Paper

Stampin’ Up!’s DSP is one of my most favorite things in the catalog.  This paper is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and is FREE with a qualifying order.  It is the Rings of Love Designer Series Paper.  All of the colors in this sheet are wonderful.  And I probably used the majority of them in either cardstock or coloring.  The combination of the Night of Navy and Sweet Sorbet are perfect I believe.

Measurements:

The Sweet Sorbet card base is cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8.  It may be a bit difficult to see in the photo, but there is a White layer under the DSP.  It is two pieces that are each cut 5 1/4 X 1 7/8.  And the DSP layers are two pieces cut at 5 1/8 X 1 3/4.

Inside is a regular size White layer cut to 5 1/4 X 4.  For the front, theNight of Navy Deckled layer is cut from a piece of scrap that is 2 1/2 X 4.  And the Crumb Cake layer is from a piece measuring 2 3/4 X  3 1/2.  The Sweet Sorbet image truly was a narrow scrap that was approximately 1 X 3.  And and even smaller scrap was used on the Crushed Curry piece.

The stems were adhered to the Night of Navy layer only at the bottom.  By leaving the upper parts free it gives a touch more dimension.  And the sentiment is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The whole sentiment / stems layer was centered on the right side of the card with only the upper half adhered to the top flap by using Stampin’ Dimensionals also.

 

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New Sale-A-Bration Items

Stampin’ Up! has added ten new items to the Sale-A-Bration products.  So you now have some wonderful new products to finish off your next order.  These items are the same pricing as in the SAB booklet.  They are FREE with a qualifying order, either $50.00 or $100.00.  Plus these are all items from the current Annual Catalog.  You can see them in use as you peruse the catalog for your wish list and next order.

These items are also the same in that they are while supplies last.  Although the fact they are in the Annual Catalog should make that a slim chance of running out.

Page 20 of the Annual Catalog has two sweet cards showing the Daffodil Dies in use. And page 75 showcases three beautiful cards using the Flowers of Home Dies which pairs with the Blessing of Home stamp set.  These two are favorites of mine.  But so are both of the embossing folders.  And I absolutely love the Foil papers.  But then you know that I love it all!!!

If you have any questions, please reach out to me.  I would love to be your creative assistant!

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Jackie

 

 


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