A 3×3 Smile

I made this card as a 3X3 card because I am totally out of my Random Act of Kindness little cards.  Because of  the Covid I have not been going out in what seems like forever.  So I gave them to delivery people.  Now I need new and summer cards.

 

 

Even though my card is 3X3, this would work just as well as a full size card.  I am loving the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.  We had a square one a couple of years ago that I really liked.  However, this one is more flexible because of the size.  I am hoping that it stays around for a while.

The sentiment is from the Lovely You Stamp set.  I colored the flower using Stampin’ Write Markers in Magenta Madness, Rococo Rose and Shaded Spruce.  Sadly, you cannot purchase individual Stampin’ Write Markers.  They are only available in color families, or In Color families. The In Color families are only 5 markers, so they are a bit less.  I stamped the Smile with the Magenta Madness Ink Pad.

The gorgeous background is a sheet of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  It is cut to 2 7/8 square.  So I could was able to get 16 pieces from one sheet of DSP.  My RAK cards are back in stock. 🙂

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You Make Me Smile

I want to share some sunshine here and make you all relax and hopefully Smile!  So the next couple of posts are going to be along those lines.  Today I have a daisy, which is simple flower that always makes me smile.

 

 

I have a mix of bundles for this card.  The Daisy Lane stamp set debuted in a previous catalog as a bundle with the Medium Daisy Punch.  Although they are no longer a bundle, they are both in the current catalog.  The other is the Many Mates Bundle.  It is the sentiment and the background for the daisies.  The sentiments for this set are varied and a mix of fonts.  The mixed fonts are always a favorite of mine.

I also used the Lovely Label Punch for the sentiment.  I adore the two different shapes for the ends of the punch.  In case you missed it.  I did a tip in one of last weeks posts that shares how to get the equal distance on each end of your sentiment.  Click HERE to go to that post.  The tip is in the middle of the post.

For the daisies, I punched four daisies to make the two flowers.  I fussy cut the small daisy and the fern.  The fern was an experiment.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock, and to say it didn’t look good was mild.  The white actually shined, in a bad way!!  So I used my Light Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend and went over the entire leaf.  I was happy with that.  I was trying not to use another set of dies to get some greenery.

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Hello Fern

The Forever Fern stamp set and the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper are fabulous.  I was not going to order the “leaves” set.  LOL!!!  The first time I saw it stamped, I fell in love.  And it is even prettier in person.  I did a little bit of a fun fold to go with the card today.

 

 

I used two different sheets of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper for this card.  I love the Pretty Peacock added in with the softer colors.

The fun fold is the front right edge.  I folded back 1″ from the edge.  The ribbon is from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Pack.  I love mixing a gingham with floral.  The ribbon is secured on the back of the 1″ piece and then that piece is secured to the card.  I like the idea of showing the strip of DSP on the right side of the inside of the card.  And here is a view of the inside.

 

 

I did not add an inside sentiment since the front says Hello.  I did add that adorable berry to the inside.  The detail is beautiful.

I have all  of the measurements for scoring and the other layers just below here.  I also have listed all of the supplies at the bottom of the post.  Thank you for stopping in today.  Please return tomorrow for another new project.

Measurements and Directions:

  • base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored along the 8 1/2 side at 1″ and 4 1/2″. Fold and burnish both scores.
  • fold back onto the front piece the 1″ scored piece.
  • the DSP is cut to 5 1/4 X 2 for the front, and 5 1/4 X 3/4 for the inside edge.
  • the Pretty Peacock layer is 2 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • the Whisper White layer is 2 1/4 X 4
  • the inside Whisper White layer is 5 1/4 X 3

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Peony Love

I have commented a few times regarding the Peony stamp set and that it is my favorite flower.  Today’s card is a bit of an  elegant version using that stamp set.  I rarely do cards on the elegant side.  I hope you like this one.

 

 

The only item from the Peony Garden Suite that I did not use is the Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon.  And it would have worked with this card.  I just didn’t think of it.

I really adore this Dainty Diamond 3D Embossing Folder.  It is pretty regardless of which side of the embossed paper you use.  It is another folder that is a bit on the more subtle side.  I like that very much.

The small peony flower is just so pretty.  I stamped it with Gray Granite Ink and colored just the highlights of the blossom with Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.  The leaves were colored using the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  It is die cut and then raised using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and it stamped in Gray Granite as well.  I stamped it towards the bottom of the card stock and then punched using the Label Me Lovely punch.  The added touch is the Elegant Faceted Gem.

I wanted a bit more for grounding the sentiment and flower.  So I used a 3 X 3 piece of the Peony Garden DSP.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners and then layered the Square Vellum Doily on top.  This could be placed square or diamond angle.  I liked the diamond better.

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A Better Place

I have been using quite a few of the new In Colors in the recent weeks.  However, I keep coming back to Misty Moonlight.  Blue has always been my favorite color, and this is a perfect blue.  I discovered in making today’s card that it pairs wonderfuly with Seaside Spray.  That was my favorite color from last year’s In Colors.  Combining my two favorites gave me a happy stamping day.

 

 

I really had no idea where I was going with this card when it was started.  I had the negative of the black circle from Friday’s card on my desk.  I decided I had not done any sponging lately so picked it up.  I used the Seaside Spray for the inside of the circle.   I then added Misty Moonlight to the outside.  It sort of reminded me of a foggy full moon.  From there the idea of the globe finished the card.

I added the globe by stamping it with the Misty Moonlight.  I knew I wanted to use this sentiment and have it mimic all the circles.  So I stamped it and die cut using the Stitched Shapes dies.  I love the stitching detail.  For the background, I found a Layering Circle die that fit perfectly.  The finishing touch was the Misty Moonlight ribbon.

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Real Treat

One of the stamp sets that I knew immediately that I would purchase is the Pampered Pets.  I purchased the entire Suite of products.  I love all animals, but especially cats and dogs.  And these products are all adorable.  So I am sharing a card with them today.

 

 

I just love the look on the kitty’s face!  It is a happy face.  In sharing this card, I am also playing along with the Case This Sketch Challenge.  I changed the orientation of the card, but it is still the same layout.  Here is the sketch:

I used quite a few products for this sort of plain looking card.  The cat is stamped and die cut using the matching dies.  The background circles are cut using the Layering Circles Dies.  I cut strips of the Real Red and Basic Black for the heat embossed sentiment.

The sentiment is on one stamp.  I used the washi tape technique again to stamp the two lines individually.  They are stamped in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  The Real Red strip is punched using the Lovely Label Punch.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to get some crafting time in.

 

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