Tropical Wreath

I am showcasing two great Stampin’ Up! products today.  The beautiful Designer Series Paper, and the Amazing Stamparatus.  I love, love, love both of these products.  This is a card I shared with my Stamp Club yesterday to show them some special abilities of the Stamparatus.

 

Stampin' Up!, Stamparatus, Tropical Chic, Colorful Seasons, Jackie Beers

Stamparatus Wreath, 146276

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

I added the fourth color to my combination to make the flower pop.  I love Blushing Bride, but it is a bit too shy to POP!

This Tropical Chic DSP is one of my favorites.  I love bright colors and this is right up my alley.  The flower from Colorful Seasons seem to be the perfect flower for this card.  It fit perfectly with the size template I had made for the Stamparatus Wreath technique.

Here is a picture of my template. I think it pretty much explains the process to make your own very easily.  Just find the center, line up the die, cut and turn it from square to diamond and cut again.

 

Wreath Template for Stamparatus

I hope you will give this technique a try.  There are several videos already out there with directions so I did not create one. I would love to see your version if you decide to try it.   I appreciate you stopping by today and hope you will return tomorrow.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored and folded in hald
  • Spruce layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • DSP is 1 X 5 1/4, and 3 X 5 1/4
  • Square Spruce layer is 3 X 3
  • White layer is 2 7/8 X 2 7/8

 

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Country Road for #GDP150

I came up with the layout for today’s card and had almost completed it when I saw Brian King’s card for the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge this week.  My original card did not have a sentiment on it, but that was an easy fix.

 

Country Road, 147469

 

And here is the Sketch I CASED:

 

 

I try to make a few masculine cards, even when I do not need one to send out!  It is sort of a challenge for myself.  I love this stamp set and think of it as a flexible stamp set.  I chose to use all of the pieces of the set on this card.

I love stamping and then cutting the pieces up into different shapes.  Sometimes it works wonderfully, and other times not so  much.  My only concession to this one is the offsetting layers as opposed to them being even with each other.  The star in the corner reminds me of the Conch that we used to see on chaps or a hat sometimes.  The curly-cues are the little strip of card stock that was left over.  I used my bone folder to break down the fibers and then peeled the piece into two pieces.  It did cause issues with my photograph.  The little curls wanted to leave a shadow on the card!

Thank you very much for visiting today!  I appreciate it very much.  A little directions are mixed in with the measurements.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored and folded in half
  • 5 1/4 X 4
  • 3 X 4 1/4 of White to stamp on.  Then cut into strips of 1, 3/4, and 1 1/4(all are 4 1/4 long)
  • Background for strips are 1 1/8 , 7/8, 1 3/8 (all are 4 3/8 long)

 


 

 


 


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Painted Glass Birthday

I have a very “Light” card for you today.  The colors are soft, yet bright, and the focal point is similar to a stained glass window.  I have become a great fan of the Painted Glass stamp set.  And it just screams for you to use the Stampin’ Blends for the coloring.

 

Painted Glass, 147461

 

I love the more subtle shades on the “stained glass”.  Last card I made with this set I went with the more Regal tones.  You can see that card HERE.  For that card I used the Graceful Glass 6X6 Vellum DSP.

On today’s card, I stamped the image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with the Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  I used both shades of each color.  I spent some time debating on color the section that I left white.  Finally I decided it worked best white to lighten up the look.  I then used the 2″ Circle Punch to punch out the round window.  I think it gives it a totally different look.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

I carefully chose a sentiment that easily fit in the upper corner of the Whisper White layer.  I did not want the DSP to fold back too far.  This Happy Birthday has been a “Go To” sentiment for me.  It is from the Southern Serenade stamp set.  I love the font of the greeting.

The Pearlized Doily was a perfect fit, and an unexpected background for the stained glass.  I was very pleased with the outcome of my color matching today.  I would not have considered pairing Grapefruit Grove with Pumpkin Pie.  Now I am sold that it is a good pairing.

Probably my favorite part of this card is the Designer Series Paper.  I am a great fan of Stampin’ Up!’s DSP.  I believe most companies no long do Double-sided DSP.  I am SO HAPPY that Stampin’ Up! does because cards like today must have the coordinating and double-sided DSP.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I appreciate your time and love to hear from you.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  Don’t forget to check out each of the August Specials as you scroll down to the list.

 


 

 


 


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Garden Impressions

Today is the final day for the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper.  So I thought I would highlight one of the GORGEOUS papers for my card today.  It is the Garden Impressions 6 X 6 DSP.

 

Garden Impressions DSP, 146289

 

Like I said, this DSP is Gorgeous!  I was extremely lucky, because it was totally unplanned, that a strip that was cut off perfectly matched the flower at bottom left.  So then I just had to adhere that strip to the top flap of the small card.  It matched perfectly.  That never happens to me!!

This is a “No Fold” type card.  At least that is what I call it.  The base is only 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  The actual “card” is on the front.  It is a 3 X 6 folded in half to make a small 3X3 card on the front of the beautiful base.  It is an awesome way to showcase Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous Designer Series Paper.

Here is a view of the inside:

 

 

I hope you will give this layout a try.  It is perfect for one of the 6 X 6 packs of DSP because you get 48 sheets in each package.  You could make 48 cards like this and still have a ton of scraps left to use on small projects.

I ended up using three different stamp sets for very little stamping!  LOL !  But it was what was on my craft table.  They are all listed with the supplies.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I greatly appreciate your kind comments.  Please remember that today is the end of both the DSP Sale and the JOIN spectacular Special.  You can contact me if you need assistance with either one.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • Next layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Small card base is 3 X 6, folded in half
  • Next layer is 2 7/8 X 2 7/8
  • White top layer is 2 3/4 X 2 3/4
  • Inside White layer is 2 3/4 X 2 3/4

 

 

 


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ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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Fabulous At Any Age

The stamp set I used for today’s card is not your normal flowers, animals, etc.  And I absolutely Love that!  Sometimes you really need to shake things up.  I think this stamp set is great for male and female, and especially our more active friends.

 

Enjoy Life, 148190

 

I like the simple elements of this stamp set.  Although I paired it with some pretty bright colors and DSP.  I am enjoying the new Mango Melody color.  Here it is paired with Granny Apple Green.  Two of my Color Revamp Favorites!  The Designer Series Paper is a reverse side from Animal Expedition DSP.  And the perfect sentiment is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  It was hard to say goodbye to Teeny Tiny Wishes, but this is an awesome replacement!

Thank you for visiting today!  I appreciate it very much and love to hear from you.

 

 


Choose one of the Color Families receive all 10 of the Ink Pads FREE when you join during July !!  WOW!!

 


 

ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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Another Detailed With Love

Punches are one of my favorite crafting products.  I think of them as a staple of paper crafting.  So I was thrilled when Stampin’ Up! came out with this new Detailed Trio Punch to pair with the Detailed With Love stamp set.  Yes, they are a bundle!!  The 3 in 1 punch is perfect.  All three corners are almost must haves and here they are all in one.  I have used the same center piece as I did on my previous card.  But the look is very different!

 

Detailed With Love Bundle

 

Would you believe that this Designer Series Paper is the Twinkle, Twinkle DSP?  I rarely do baby cards, but loved this DSP.   I believe it is perfect for non-baby cards!  And it is a totally different look from the first card I made using this bundle.  You can see that card HERE.

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Center = 2 1/2 X 3
  • Center background = 2 3/4 X 3 1/4
  • Pool Party = 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP = 3 3/4 X 5
  • DSP strip = 1 1/2 X 4 1/2
  • White strip = 1 5/8 X 4 5/8

 

Thank you very much for visiting today!  I greatly appreciate it.  If you have any questions about the card, Stampin’ Up!, or JOINING MY TEAM, please contact me.  Now is an awesome time to become a demonstrator.  Please check all of the specials listed below.  And as always, my supply list is also at the bottom of the post.

 

 


Choose one of the Color Families receive all 10 of the Ink Pads FREE when you join during July !!  WOW!!

 


 

ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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