Simply Fresh Air

Today is the final day of Sale-A-Bration for 2024!  If you still have items on your wish list, it is officially almost the last minute. 🙂

The card I have to share is a mix of SAB items.  It pairs the Simply Sophisticated Embossing Folder with the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper for a sweet Anniversary card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Softly Sophisticated, Flight and airy, Love For You, Jackie Beers

 

Papers

The papers used are definitely the stars of this card.  Both the background and the birds are from the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper from SAB.  I love the Bubble Bath background with the variegated look.  And the beautiful birds are fussy cut from one of the sheets.  It really only took a minute and is well worth the time!  There are several Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the bird scene to give it some definition off of the background.

The card base is also Bubble Bath to match the paper.  To further tie everything together I love adding a thin Basic White layer to differentiate between the card stock and DSP.  It has the added benefit of helping the simple sentiment layer to pop.

Stamp

The single stamp is unusual for me.  But when the DSP is so beautiful it really does not need much more.  Since this is an Anniversary card, I found this small and simple stamp in the Love For You stamp set.  This set is in the Annual Catalog and has a variety of small size sayings that would turn this card in to whatever you needed.

Finishes

The embossed background is one of my favorite parts of this card.  The Simply Sophisticated Bundle is a stamp set and Embossing Folder pairing in Sale-A-Bration.   I really love this embossed image!  It turns pretty paper into extraordinary paper.

To give some additional texture to the card I layered Linen Thread underneath the birds.  It adds some organic look to the tree branch.  And the final touch is bling!  For this I chose the Festive Pearls that carried over from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  These are a few different colors. One of the colors looks to be a light blue, or takes that color easily.  So I went a little heavy handed and gave more than my normal three.  And that is perfectly fine to do.

 

Thank you for stopping in today!! I hope this inspires you to try out different uses for your DSP as well as maybe clear out your Wish List!

 

 

 

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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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Hello There

Sale-A-Bration Reminder

I wanted to start with a Reminder!  Sale-A-Bration only has today and tomorrow left for this year.  We were treated to one extra day with the leap year.  There are some great products to add to your inventory. And in case you forgot, there were additional products added this month that have great value.  There is a flyer at the bottom of the post.   Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Additionally, there is a wonderful join promotion included in SAB.  You have the choice of additional product, or a fabulous glass craft mat.  I was able to purchase the mat and it is really nice!!  And I would love to have you join my team.

Hello There card

Today’s card is showcasing one of the $100.00 SAB stamp sets.  I have used it once before, along with the awesome Embossing Folder.  This is the Softly Sophisticated Bundle.

 

Stampin' Up!, Softly Sophisticated, Perennial Lavender, Pretty Peacock Metallic Ribbon, Delicate Forest Dies, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

The stamps used are all from the Softly Sophisticated stamp set.  This set has some of the best sentiments included. And they are in beautifully scripted fonts.   I will keep it in my stash for those sentiments.  The flowers used are all from the stamp set as well.  I stamped repeatedly the stems in Lost Lagoon and then the flowers in Highland Heather.  To have some depth, I additionally stamped a couple of times with Gorgeous Grape Ink on scrap paper.  These were fussy cut and then added over top of two of the flowers and then as an addition to the sentiment layer.

Papers

The Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper is, in my opinion, the most beautiful of Stampin’ Up Designer Paper.  I love the mix of purples, but also the greens with the Crumb Cake background.  So I used a couple of different pieces for this card’s layers.  The multiple floral piece was my first choice.  Next came the plaid piece.

Then I decided it needed some more dark color.  So I found the deep purple strip in scraps of that pack.  (I keep all of the scraps associated with DSP.  You never know when a scrap is exactly what you need to finish a card!)  And the card base is Shaded Spruce that really helps the first DSP layer to pop!  The stamped layer is cut intentionally at an angle.  So your eyes are not messing with you! LOL!!  It was an idea that didn’t really pan out but I just continued on.

Finishes

To get more texture and to highlight the sentiment, I added a faux bow using the Pretty Peacock and Gold Metallic Ribbon..  It is very soft and does not fight against the sentiment layer.  The sentiment is die cut using a die from the Delicate Forest Dies.  I wanted a pretty but simple shape.  This die perfectly fit that bill!  And to complete the card is bling.  I added a trio of the Purple Shimmer Dots.  Two are on flowers and one on the sentiment layer.

 

Thank you for visiting today!!

 

 

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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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Step Card

I have another Fun Fold card today.  It is a Step Card that I added my own twist to.  The Bright Skies Bundle and Sunny Days DSP are the stars of the card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Bright Skies, Sunny Days, Double Oval Punch, Opaque Faceted Gems, Jackie Beers

 

Papers

There are more DSP and card stock to this card than stamping.  So let’s begin there.  For the steps and two squares I have used different sheets from the Sunny Days Designer Series Paper. This paper is from Sale-A-Bration and is one of my most used.  I love the green and black flowers.  Not something you see in nature, but simply striking!

The DSP is paired with Shaded Spruce card stock to highlight the bright green.  Of course pops of Basic White are almost always included in my cards.  And this one definitely needed the Basic White layers as well as the focal layer being White.

Stamp Bundle

All of the stamped images are from the Bright Skies stamp set.  The Spring flowers on the focal layer were a must in my book.  I added them in Melon Mambo and Highland Heather.  The cloud hanging over the right side square is also a stamp.  Actually it is a much larger cloud.  The stamp of the size cloud I used is the same slanted rain look as that square’s DSP.  So I got creative.  I stamped the larger cloud, which is the design you see, and cut it with the smaller cloud die.

The sentiment layer is an adorable saying from the stamp set.  It is then punched out using, my most favorite of punches, the Double Oval Punch.  It was close if it was going to fit but it did!  I wanted a smaller shape there that would compliment the bottom of that diamond shape.

Fun Fold

The Fun Fold Step Card is one I got the idea from Lisa Cursio.  It begins with a piece of Shaded Spruce that is 5 1/2 X 11.  Score the long side at 3, 6, 7 1/2, 9, and 10.  Make mountain and valley folds as shown. The step layers are Basic White at 2 7/8 X 5 3/8, 1 3/8 X 5 3/8, and 7/8 X 5 3/8.  Add DSP cut to  2 3/4 X 5 1/4, 1 1/4 X 5 1/4, and 3/4 X 5 1/4.

For the Squares, they are each 3 X 3, 2 3/4 X 2 3/4, and 2 1/2 X 2 1/2.  The two with DSP have 2 3/4 X 2 3/4 and 2 1/2 X 2 1/2.  With the White layer being 2 1/4 X 2 1/4.  Lisa’s card had all in the diamond position and placed directly behind each other.  I like that, but decided to try something different.  By placing the back two in square position on each side it allows you to see the DSP better.  And gives a different look to the card.  I did add the focal layer as a center diamond and love how that compliments the other two.

Finishes

The finishes to this card are very simple.  The scalloped sentiment at the base of the diamond breaks up all of the straight lines.  And it has one of the Opaque Faceted Gems that is also a SAB item.  There are a few others of these gems scattered on the different panels.  I also gave my die cut cloud a bit more visibility by hanging off the edge of the center square.  And I almost forgot the Sun!  It is a stamp and die from the Bundle.  I wanted him at a jaunty angle as well.  We have to have Sunshine for Brighten the Cloudy Days as the sentiment says!

 

Thank you for stopping by!!!

 

 

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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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Diagonal Fun Fold

The card I am sharing today stars the Trusty Tools Bundle and matching Sale-A-Bration DSP.  And it is an interesting Fun Fold.

 

Stampin' Up!, Trusty Tools, Trusty Toolbox, Decorative Circle, 2 3/8 Circle Punch, Jackie Beers

 

Fun Fold

This is such a simple Fun Fold.  It is more of a Fun Cutting of the paper!  I got this from Lovenstamps.  She made a card with this cut and I had to do it.  It is such a fabulous use of DSP!!  I love, and have a ton of, DSP.  So a perfect card for me.  To make the cut is so simple.  I will warn you that it can be confusing at first.  So you need a photo to refer to paper placement!

  • The card base is 8 1/2 X 4 1/4.  Fold the card at 4 1/4.  Using your paper trimmer, open the card and place the upper right corner of the front flap in the cutting line.  Hold that in place and move the bottom of the card so the bottom of the score line is in the cutting track.  Cut off that triangle from the card but keep it handy.
  • To further illustrate, look at the photo of my card.  The lower card stock you see is what you have cut away.  I know that is confusing but it will make sense in just a minute.  Next take a 4 X 4 piece of DSP and adhere it to the upper triangle that is still attached to the card.  Again, look at the photo.  After adhering the DSP to ONLY that upper triangle of card stock, now add back the triangle you cut away.  You will adhere it to the bottom section of the DSP.  Here is an open view of the card which may help a bit.
  • NOTE:  After making the cut away of the triangle close the card.  Adding the DSP to the front, you need to align with the top and bottom of the card.  With the bottom front being cut away, you will use the back of the card for alignment.  And same is tru for adding the bottom card stock back, you will need to align it all sides as well as the point at the top right.

 

 

Stamps and Tools

The Trusty Tools stamp set is so fun and has perfect sentiments to go along with the stamps and dies.  I love the “You’re The Most Awesome”.  It makes this set work for many occasions and not just a Dad or even manly.  I stamped the sentiment on a reverse of the DSP.  And then punched it with the Decorative Circle Punch.  That is layered on Crushed Curry that is punched with the 2 3/8 Circle Punch.  These two punches seem to be made for each other they fit so well together!

The ruler is a 3 X 3/4 piece of one of the DSP pieces.  That is so perfect for this set.  And the tool is one from the DSP as well.  I naturally chose a tool that does not have a matching die.  So I just fussy cut it.  The Dies in the set actually do fit and cut out several from the DSP as well as matching stamps.

For the inside of the card I stamped and colored the tape measure and then added a scattering of bolts and screws.  The sentiment was left off of the inside until I decide who to send it to.  I do that quite often.

Papers

The paper color choice came from the DSP of course.  It is the Trusty Toolbox Designer Series Paper and is a Sale-A-Bration FREE item with a $50.00 order.  Since the Trusty Tools Bundle is $54.75 you can order the bundle and get the paper free!  Although you only have a couple more days to get the paper.  Sale-A-Bration ends on the 29th!!!

The card base is Poppy Parade with the Lost Lagoon DSP piece with the screws.  For a pop of another color, I added the Crushed Curry for the background circle.  And I colored the tape measure using Stampin’ Blends with Poppy Parade and Lost Lagoon.  The finishing bling is the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.  It is supposed to be a nail holding up the sign. 🙂

 

Thank you for stopping by today!!!

 

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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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All About You

The Notes of Nature Bundle is one that I really like but have not given much time to.  My card today gives it a partnership with the gorgeous Layered Floral Embossing Folder.  They are a great pairing.

 

Stampin' Up!, Layered Florals, Notes of Nature, Natures Sweetness, Gold Faux Leather, Jackie Beers

 

Bundle

The Notes of Nature Bundle is a really nice one.  And has an item from the stamp set and from the die set on this card.  The sentiment is from the set and is one I especially was drawn to.  Your birthday should be All About You!  So I definitely had to use that sentiment and make it fairly prominent.

The die from the Notes of Nature that is used is the notebook looking Pebbled Path piece.  One of the things I like about this particular die is of course the holes and perforations.  But also that it does not cut out on either side.  So it could be made as a piece of notebook paper, or as I used it for simply a strip for decoration.  Versatility is something I always look for.

Extra Features

The embossing folder used here is the Layered Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  It is in the Mini Catalog and seems to be overlooked quite often.  It is on page 65 and in the center of the book fold, so a bit difficult to see.  And it is well worth seeing!!  The details are amazing.  Even done in Basic White you can clearly see the details on my card.  I love the different flowers mixed in together.

The sentiment was highlighted by using the Banner Pick A Punch to give it some detail.  And by using the Wild Wheat Ink, it appears to be embossed.  Another of the Extras is the Gold Faux Leather Trim.  I used it to lace through the holes of the die cut piece.   It really does have what looks like gold flecks on the leather.  For my purpose I simple adhered each end underneath the Pebbled Path strip of card stock.

Papers

To continue with the different pairings of products, I used Pebbled Path card stock as the card base and the strip of die cut.  Next is the Basic White of the sentiment and the embossed floral.  And finally is a strip of the Natures Sweetness Designer Series Paper.   The gold from the paper was the Pop the card needed.  And it did not take very much.

To finish the bling from the DSP, I added a scattering of the Iridescent Foil Gems.  They are scattered around as flower centers and to highlight the sentiment.  This mix of products is not my norm at all.  Mixing the shining with the leather and the leather with floral is a stretch that I am really happy with.  I hope you will try some of these different pieces as well.

Measurements

  • The card base is Pebbled Path cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4
  • The embossed Basic White layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The Natures Sweetness layer is 5 1/4 X 1 1/4
  • The die cut Pebbled Path layer is 5 1/4 X 3/4
  • The sentiment layer is 3 1/2 X 3/4 prior to the banner tips punched

 

 

HOST CODE

My FEBRUARY Host Code is PR4KTFTS.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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