Splendid Celebration

Showcasing beautiful paper is an easy thing to do with Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series paper.  This card is starring the Splendid Day DSP.

 

Stampin' Up!, Splendid Day, Splendid Thoughts, Splendid Stems, Jackie Beers

 

This card was created during a Stampin’ Up! creative day for demonstrators.  It was a fun day of creating with a presenter with not a real idea of the outcome until the card was complete.  All of the cards were great and not something I would have normally thought to do.  This one definitely fits that last statement.

Suite of Products

Generally I do not showcase a Suite of products.  However, this Suite is amazing and I love all of the products included in the suite.  It is all about the Splendid Day Suite today.

PAPER:    The star(s) of this card are the little taco shaped DSP pieces.  They are cut from the Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The paper has a variety of soft colors with one side being a Foil and the other regular DSP images and designs.  To show so many different papers on one card is unusual even for me!  Last but not least is the card base of Petal Pink and the banner of Soft Sea Foam.  Both of these colors are included in the DSP.

DIES:    The taco looking pieces were cut using the die from the Splendid Stems Dies.  This shape is a favorite of mine.  I have used it on a few different cards because the shape and details are so unique.  A bonus is that two of the four sentiments included in the stamp set fit on this die cut!  And as you see on the card, it is a great size!

STAMPS:    To mimic the pattern in the Foil DSP pieces, the large leaf outline was used as Tone on Tone on the card base.  The Splendid Thoughts stamp set includes the sentiments I mentioned above plus a bee and two different stem/floral pieces.  Each of those have fill stamps as well.  Pairing these with the Die set, which has dies for those plus some extra leafy pieces, makes great focal layers.

Finishing Touches

The shine and taco shapes on this card are so pretty on their own.  And the added finishing touches simply emphasize these.  Even though the sentiment fits on the taco die, that would be a bit much.  So the sentiment was stamped on a piece of Soft Sea Foam.  Banner tips were cut using Paper Snips.

Also included in the Splendid Day Suite is the Soft Sea Foam 3/8″ Seam Binding Ribbon.  If you have used Seam Binding Ribbon before then you know how wonderful and easy it is to work with.  This ribbon is the same.  Plus we simply wrapped the ribbon around the white layer and tied a knot.  It doesn’t get any easier than that!

For the final touch there has to be a bit of bling.  Although with the foil DSP pieces there is already a good bit of shine!  The bling added to the sentiment is from the 2021-2023 Opal Rounds.

After seeing a bit of a different layout and use of dies, I would love for you to try a similar card and let me know what you think!!

 

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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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Twisted for Pals July Fun Fold

For today’s Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop I have a Twisted Card to share with you.  Twisted is an odd name for a card but is very appropriate in this instance.

 

Stampin' Up!, Celebrate With Tags, Designer Tags, Hues of Happiness, Layering Circles, Jackie Beers

 

And here is the unfolded card to give you a better idea of the Twist.

 

 

Twist Fold

This type of Fun Fold has been around for a while.  And I have wanted to make it, but the size was too large.  All of the versions I had seen were 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 so required a special envelope.  Keeping it simple and working with what we have is my preference.  So I fiddled with the measurements and this one will fit inside a regular A2 envelope.

Hopefully my directions in the PDF are understandable.  Although I will say the most difficult part is making sure the DSP is cut in the direction you want.  It took me two tries to get that correct.  And there are videos available for the larger size.  The directions would be the same with the exception of the height of the card base.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF

Stamps

Both of the sentiments used are from the Celebrate With Tags stamp set.  For the front, I stamped the sentiment and then cut it apart to fit on the circle section of the tag.  It can work by either cutting straight with a paper trimmer or as I did and just winging it with paper snips! Personally I like the bit of angle to the Let’s and You.

Dies

Two different die sets were used for this fun card.  The one I love is the Designer Tags Dies.  It includes the tag on the front of the card.  The little detail at the top plus the stitched edging adds more than you would expect.  And the second die is the Layering Circles Dies for the white and Hues of Happiness circles on the tag.  If you happen to still have circle punches, they would work also.  The white circle is exactly the width of the tag for reference.

Thank you for visiting and please follow along to the other Fun Folds in the Hop.

 

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

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HOST CODE

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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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Celebrate Birthday

The product I am showcasing today contained a wonderful surprise.  It is the Celebration Tags Dies and a gift card will actually fit inside of it.  How exciting is this?

 

Stampin' Up!, Celebrate With Tags, Celebrations Tag Dies, Awash In Beauty, Jackie Beers

 

Dies

Since the tag / envelope on the front of the card is the star of this show, I am beginning with the tag.  There are two foldable tags included in the Celebrations Tag Dies, along with several other pieces.  This card includes the larger of the envelope / tags plus the balloon.  It also includes the layer the sentiment is stamped on.  With this versatility I believe this is a must have die set.

The best part of this card, besides being cute, was the discovery that a gift card will fit in the tag. After gluing the tag / envelope together, I had the idea to try a gift card.  Having not seen anyone demonstrate that one would fit, I had my doubts.  But surprisingly, and with great excitement, I discovered it fits perfectly!

Here is a view of the card being pulled out of the tag.

 

 

Stamp set / Bundle

Since I have been going on about the die set, I should tell you that it Bundles with the Celebration With Tags stamp set.  The stamp set includes the Happy Birthday as well as some other great sentiments.  Even though the dies are my favorite part, the stamps are very good and fit the layers.  That is always a good thing.

Paper

The paper choices were dictated by my needing a female birthday card.  And with a different sentiment, these colors and papers would be great for a baby shower.  Backing up to the DSP, you know that it was my first choice, as that is how I generally begin.  So the pink and blue from the Awash In Beauty Designer Series Paper is what prompted the Balmy Blue and Blushing Bride cardstocks.  The balloon is die cut from the same piece of DSP.  It is showing the reverse side.  And has a Heart Pearl as an embellishment.

Gift Card Pull

Having the tag containing the gift card on the front of the card required an easy means of retrieving the gift card..  This “Pull” idea came from The Paper Pixie on a gift bag she did recently.  Since the tag already has the holes on both the front and the back layers, all I had to do was thread the ribbon through them.  The ribbon is 12″ of the Old Olive Ribbon that is part of the Sahara Sand and Old Olive Ribbon Combo in the Annual catalog.

Feed the ribbon through one side and all the way through the other side.  Pull through to the back with about 3″ of ribbon.  While holding on to that piece, place the gift card in the opening and push down.  This will take the length of the ribbon from the front down into the tag with the gift card.  When the gift card is fully inside the tag, you should have about the same amount of ribbon left on the front and the back.  You can tie with Bakers Twine, as I did, leave as is, or use your own idea.  Then simply trim the ribbon ends to the same length.

 

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

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HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZMG9Q7EX.  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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Nature Birthday

The card I have to share with you today is for a little boy’s birthday.  This is definitely not a normal card need for me.  So it took mixing a few things to hopefully get an acceptable child’s card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Hello Ladybug, Party Puffins, Happy Forest Friends DSP, Natural Finish Ribbon, Heat Embossing, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

There were two stamp sets used for this card.  The first is the Hello Ladybug set.  Since most little boys like bugs, I assumed a ladybug was a safe bet.  Choosing the solid ladybug over the stamp, which fits the punch, was fairly easy.  A multiple legged little bug won over the wings of the other bug.  And to give the little bug a place to land, I stamped and fussy cut the large leaf.  Fussy cutting the ladybug was also fairly simple with just a bit of extra care around those little legs.

Another fun set that works well for children is the Party Puffins.  These fun guys would work for anyone actually.  This is the set the sentiment came from.  And to help it stand out a bit, I stamped it on the Sweet Sorbet, same as the color of the ladybug, and then heat embossed it using Black Embossing Powder.  For an added element, the end of the Happy Birthday strip was cut in a banner tip using the Paper Snips.

Paper and Embellishments

Adding to the woodsy, little boy look is the DSP I chose.  This tree piece of paper is from the Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper.  The leaf of the Ladybug doesn’t really match the trees, but that is a bit of creative license.

Assisting with grounding the ladybug and the sentiment is a strip of the Natural Finish Ribbon.  This ribbon is really pretty and has the extra width to be used as a layer.  By cutting the sentiment strip a bit narrower than the ribbon, it allows the ribbon to really shine as well as tie everything together.  For the finishing touch there has to be a bit of bling.  Although black is not really classified as bling, I added a single Matte Black Dot to the sentiment piece.

 

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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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Mischief Birthday

Today’s card is a fun birthday card using a Christmas set from the new Mini Catalog.  Using it for a different occasion is a great bonus!

 

Stampin' Up!, North Pole Mischief, Sun Prints, Peaceful Moments, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

Since I love most animal stamps, and especially cats, it was a surprise to No One that I would purchase this stamp set as soon as possible.  A mischief cat is just a fact!  So when I needed a birthday card for someone who loves cats as well, I was ready to give this stamp set a try.  The name is appropriate as it is North Pole Mischief.  It will be such fun to make Christmas cards with these stamps, but this was the first use.

Sentiment

At first glance in looking at the stamp set, this sentiment is for Christmas and the good or naughty list.  But I looked at it for a birthday and feel that it fits there as well.  Plus the recipient is an adult and would get a kick out of those words!  And with the lighter color of the DSP, I took a scrap and used it to stamp the sentiment.

To finish the front sentiment I added a couple of the Solid Faceted Dots.  Grounding the little banner was a necessity I thought.

The inside birthday wishes are from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  Here is a look at the inside of the card.  It is a gift card holder which adds to fun.

 

 

There is still plenty of room to write underneath the card.  No worries for you there.

Paper

This gorgeous DSP is from the Sun Prints Designer Series paper.  Both the stripes and the distressed looking gray work perfectly together and are pretty to boot.  Plus they highlight the stamped images.  It always surprises me when I think to stamp on the DSP.  When the paper is a light enough color it works for images, but this paper was perfect for the sentiment and helps tie everything together.

Measurements

This gift card layout is a good one for multiples.  It only requires a half sheet of cardstock cut to 4 1/4 X 11, and then scored at 3 1/2 and 8 3/4.  Fold up the smaller scored end for the gift card pocket.  There is a White layer under the DSP pieces.  It is 4 X 3 1/4 beneath the stripe and 4 X 2 beneath the gray.  The Sun Prints striped paper is cut to 3 7/8 X 3 1/8 and the gray is 3 7/8 X 1 7/8.

For the stamped area, the Starry Sky cardstock is cut to 3 1/2 X 2 1/8 with the White at 3 3/8 X 2 1/16.  Sorry for the funky measurement there, you can adjust the size to fit your image of course.  On the inside of the card, the stamped White is 4 X 2 3/4 with the piece beneath the gray at 4 X  2.  And the gray is cut to 3 7/8 X 1 7/8.

 

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZMG9Q7EX.  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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Chic Birthday

Today’s card features some gorgeous DSP and a really fun and interesting Die.  It is a shabby, chic sort of birthday card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Texture Chic DSP, Happiness Abounds, Handmade Tag ,Jackie Beers

Paper and Colors

This layout is a bit out of the norm for me, and especially some of the layers.  They are a bit out of order more than anything.  In my opinion, the star of the card is the gorgeous Texture Chic Designer Series Paper.  Those colors are some of my favorites and they work so well together.  Of course all of the colors used came from that pieces of DSP.  And I am sure that you are as surprised as I was on some of the colors chosen.

The background of Pool Party cardstock is not a normal companion for the Soft Suede layer.  And who would ever decide to add Soft Sea Foam with those two colors?  But to top it off with Petal Pink is really stretching!  However, since they are all in the gorgeous DSP piece, they all really work well together.

Stamps and Dies

Since I said the DSP was the star of the card, I will add the second best is the “torn notebook page” look given to the DSP.  That Die is featured in a few of the samples in the Annual Catalog.  Two of my Club ladies found it and the set it was from even before I did.  The Die is from the Blossoming Happiness Dies that are part of the Happiness Abounds Bundle.  There is also another similar die in the set for a different edging.

The flower and sentiment both come from the Happiness Abounds stamp set.   Not wanting to cover the DSP layer was a priority in choosing what other products were added to the card.  By using the small flower, it could be placed on a smaller layer.  And the sentiment on a strip of cardstock was so easy as it is a photopolymer stamp set.  Simply snipping the ends was quick to finish everything.

Sneak Peek

The flower was not large enough to stand alone, so it was layered using one of the newer punches.  This punch is the Handmade Tag Punch.  The unique shape is a great one that can be used as a square or as a diamond.   A sneak peek of seeing a new product ahead of time is something I love.  This lovely tag pairs with a stamp set in the upcoming July – December Mini Catalog.

 

Last Chance on Retiring Mini Catalog Products

Click on the photo to get the complete PDF of retiring products.  Pay close attention to discounted items.  It may be less expensive to purchase some items that are part of a bundle separately, than at the bundle price! I want you to get the most for your dollars.

 

HOST CODE

My June Host Code is B4ZVQK6D.  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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