Paper Hugs

Today’s card is a mix of Old and New products.  The cardstock and ink have just arrived in the Upcoming Annual Catalog.  The stamp set and elements are retiring and/ or carrying over.  I love coordinating our different products for a quick and easy project.

 

Stampin' Up!, comfort and hope, hydrangea mercury glass, painted labels dies, Jackie Beers

 

Paper Hugs Close The Distance

One of the best things to me is a Hug!  However, due to the virus, and usually a distance between friends, a Paper Hug is the next best thing!  This sentiment is from the Comfort & Hope stamp set.  Sadly it is retiring now.  But I think this little sentiment will have to stay here with me.  It is so appropriate just to let someone know you are thinking of them.

New Meets Old Products

I chose the new Soft Succulent card stock for the base of my card.  Actually I did not do an additional layer.  I stamped directly on the base.  All of the stamps are from the Comfort & Hope stamp set.  The background design stamps are stamped using Soft Succulent Ink and Evening Evergreen Ink.  The lighter stamping down the center is the Soft Succulent.

The Hydrangea Mercury Glass was a bold choice to go with the soft of the succulent color.  I wanted it to stand out with the sentiment.  I think I succeeded!!!  The mercury glass is cut using the die from the Painted Labels Dies.  I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen on Purple Posy cardstock.

For finishing touches, I added the bow from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo.  The check ribbon is a great match to these two green color. To coordinate with the Mercury Glass, I added three of the Pastel Pearls for a bit more of the purple.

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The images for the Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen are not available at this writing as they are not available for order by customers.  So sorry!

 

Coloring With True Love

It is pretty obvious to those of you who follow my posts that I LOVE Coloring.  Especially using the Stampin’ Blends.  So today’s card is all about the coloring!  Oh Boy!!

 

 

I am so going to miss the beautiful True Love Designer Series Paper.  The black and white pieces are timeless by themselves.  I chose to use two different sheets in the True Love package.  A big Thank You to whoever decided to try coloring on the DSP years ago!!   Because when you add color to these sheets they are just elevated into Art.

My Color Choices

I opted to go a bit out of the norm for the main flower color and chose Poppy Parade.  I used both the Dark and Light Stampin’ Blends.  To compliment these , and add a touch of lighter color, I added the Dark of the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  For the leaves I used both of the Just Jade Blends.  The “sky” behind the flowers is colored using the Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blend.  I am so very sad to see this color retire.  It is my favorite Blue in the Stampin’ Up! color family 🙁

Finishing Touches

For the finished card, I added some twine from the Playful Pets Combo.  The black and white pairs perfectly with the black and white layer of the DSP.  I still felt it needed something.  So I added a little “Hello” from the Snailed It stamp set.  The tag if part of the Hydrangea Haven Dies.  I love that Stampin’ Up! seems to always have a little tag available in a set or two.  They are great finishing touches.

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Pocket of Posies

The card I have for today is a new favorite Fun Fold.  I have to apologize up front because I cannot remember or find the card which inspired this one to give credit.  I would have sworn I wrote down the name!   That said, I hope you love this cutie as much as I do.

 

 

I made this card originally for a class I held.  The card uses Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper and Misty Moonlight Cardstock for the main colors.  They are followed by Highland Heather large flower and Purple Posy small flowers.

The In Bloom Bundle is a Must Have for flowers!  I love that you do not need to stamp them to get wonderfully textured flowers.  All of the flowers are from the dies.  The pocket is from the Well Suited Suite and the Suit and Tie Dies.  It has stitching around it that matches the flower stitching.

The sentiment, which is Amazing 🙂 is from the In Bloom stamp set as well.  Here is a view of the inside so you see the Fun Fold part.  I almost forgot to show it.

 

The Fun Fold section is 4 1/4 X 6, scored and folded at 3.  That is all that opens on the card.  But there is plenty of room for a sentiment and signature.  The card base is 5 1/2 X 4, with Misty Moonlight cut 5 1/4 X 4, then another White cut 5 1/8 X 3 7/8.  The DSP strip is cut 2 X 3 7/8.

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Adventure

My card to share today is another one which has a cute little critter and a touch of whimsey.  It began with the Walk In The Woods stamp set.  After debating on how to showcase the stamps, I came up with a bit of fussy cutting and some DSP to create the scene.

 

 

The mushrooms and little hedgehog ( at least I think that is what he is?) seemed perfect for a watercolor look.  They are made almost like a pen and ink drawing, so a bit of watercolor goes well.  I used Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends along with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends for the mushrooms.  The hedgehog is colored all over with Light Crumb Cake Blend and highlighted with the Dark Crumb Cake.  For the finishing touch I colored the background , white area, with Pool Party Light Stampin’ Blend.

After fussy cutting the stamped images, I found the perfect piece of DSP in the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  I love how the green fades from one shade of green to another to.  I added a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock as a layer on a Granny Apple Green card base.

The sentiment is from the stamp set.  Since I have the white edge of the fussy cutting, I simply stamped the sentiment and cut using the Classic Label Punch.  Can you believe this punch is retiring?  So sad!

This card is not for a high school graduation.  But I think it would be great for a elementary or middle school graduation.  It would work for anyone off on a new adventure.  And we all need that right now!!

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Fine Art

On Monday I shared a card made with the Wrapped Bouquet Bundle and the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  When I cut the DSP I had six different sections to choose from.  Today I am sharing a card using one of the other sections.  This one has much more of the floral from the DSP showing than Monday’s card.

 

 

The Wrapped Bouquet Bundle was also used for this card.  Even the same floral stamped image is used and die cut.  I colored this one just a bit differently and to match the colors in the DSP.

I just cannot say enough about this beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  The colors are simply beautiful.  My coloring does not match the beauty in the paper.  I colored the bouquet using Stampin’ Blends and added Wink of Stella and a couple of Basic Pearls for some added depth and bling.

Once again, I did not add a sentiment.  Just allowing the paper to star is fine with me.  I did add a piece of the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim.  The bow is anchoring the little bouquet.  This is another very quick and easy card that allows the beautiful Designer Series Paper to shine.

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Special Love Note

Today’s card is another of the Retiring Bundles from the Annual Catalog.  This is the Posted For You Bundle.  I am excited that the punch will be carrying over.  It is the Rectangle Postage Punch.  However the stamp set is retiring.

 

 

The Love “postage stamp” and the seal are both from the stamp set.  I envisioned this as looking similar to a post card by using the “Special Delivery” seal.

The Love is colored using the Stampin’ Blend Markers of Rococo Rose, Just Jade and the letters are Crumb Cake.  I used the same colors, minus the Just Jade as the card base and ribbon.   The little heart inside the seal is from the Dog Builder Punch.  Sadly it is on the retiring list as well.

My plan is to make a set of these in the outgoing In Colors.  I love the Scalloped Linen Ribbon in each color.  These cards would be a nice little gift using the various colors.  It is a quick card to make.

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