Hello Strawberries

On Friday I shared one of the Treat Boxes I had decorated with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle.  Today I have the matching card to show.  I intentionally made it quite similar to the layer on the top of the treat box.

 

 

Even though the layout of the focal layer is quite similar to the box,  it is stepped up somewhat.  I added a layer of Granny  Apple Green cardstock.  I do not know whether this would be considered embossed or die cut?  I used the Stitched With Whimsey Dies to add the stitching around the center layer.  It does not cut out the piece, it only adds the stitching.  I used the second largest die for this project.

The background DSP that is sticking out from behind the center layer is from the Berry Delightful  Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration Bundle Berry Blessings.  As I said on Friday’s post, I really LOVE this pack of paper.  It is one of the best ever.

For the stamped images, I started with the background zigzag stamp from the Hearts & Kisses stamp set.  I stamped it using So Saffron  Ink for a very light color.  The leaves and flowers are stamped with Granny Apple Green Ink, and stamped off first.  I wanted this a little lighter as well.  I did not color these so the So Saffron would show through.

The strawberries and caps are stamped and punched using the Strawberry Builder Punch, which is part of the Sweet Strawberry Bundle.  I stamped the berries with a black outline because I like the look of the black seeds.  I have stamped them before using Cherry Cobbler as the outline and Real Red as the center.  The bottom two berries are glued down and the top one is raised using a Stampin’ Dimensional.  On the treat box, I made a 3D strawberry.  I did not think that would work very well to go in an envelope or mail.

For the final touch, I stamped the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I love my Bling!!  So I added three of the Champagne Rhinestone Jewels to give it some shine.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have enjoyed these last two posts and seeing how well a card layout can work for a treat box as well.  I have all of the measurements and supplies below.

Measurements:

  • Card base of Real Red is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 and folded
  • Granny Apple Green layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP layer is 2 3/4 X 4
  • White layer is 2 1/2 X 3 3/4

 

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Hello Fabulous

I have been focusing on holiday cards lately and now find I need quite a few birthday cards.  So I have a really cute one for you today.  It contains a fun stamp set and gorgeous DSP!

 

 

I really like all of the Green in the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  (And YES, it is one of the papers that are included in the 15% OFF Sale.  I have all of them listed below!)  The different greens were the basis of the card.  I paired Pretty Peacock with Just Jade for the main colors.

All of the stamps I used are from the Dressed To Impress stamp set.  For the perfume bottle, I stamped it using Just Jade Ink.  I then added the squiggly to the bottle in Pretty Peacock Ink.  To finish it off, I colored the remaining parts of the bottle with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.  As I said, I LOVE how all of the greens work together!   I also stamped it again on some scrap paper and fussy cut the perfume label.  It is raised with a dimensional for a bit of definition.   I added a few Rhinestones for some Bling!  A girl definitely needs bling!

Today’s Measurements are:

  • 4 1/4 X 11 card base
  • 4 X 5 1/4 for white layer
  • Jade is 3 1/4 X 4 3/4
  • DSP is 3 X 4 1/2
  • Perfume base layer is 2 1/8 X 2 5/8
  • Perfume white layer is 1 7/8 X 1 3/8
  • sentiment base layer is 1 1/4 X 3 1/4
  • sentiment white layer is 1 X 3

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you like today’s project and will return tomorrow for another new card idea.

 

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Angles Hello

I am sure you looked at the title a couple of times wondering what I was saying.  Even I looked at it and thought it was Angels instead of Angles.  LOL!!  I just purchased the Stitched Triangles dies and was just playing with them to see what I came up with.  This is the card I completed.

 

Stampin' Up!, Forever Fern, Stitched Triangles, Forever Greenery, Jackie Beers

I mixed several products together for this card.  The background is the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  It of course is what determined most of my color choices.

To pair with the DSP, I used the Forever Fern Bundle.  These stamps are so gorgeous that I cannot stop using them.  The images are so crisp and clear.  I stamped and die cut the one piece using Pretty Peacock Ink.  I then just die cut the other pieces from both Pretty Peacock and Pear Pizzaz.  These dies have a bit of definition to them as well.

The triangles are all cut from Whisper White.  As I said, I was just playing around in the beginning.  After laying them down into this final pattern, I decided I liked the contrast of the White.  Especially since it shows on the stamped and die cut greenery.  To me,  the triangles pair well with the pattern in the DSP.

As the finishing touch, I colored the Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon with the Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend.  It colors easily and very quickly.  The ribbon soaks it up fast.  And best of all, it dries almost immediately!  The last touch is one of the 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots in Pretty Peacock.  I will confess tht I thought they carried over.  Sadly, they did not.  Even more sadly, they were on the Clearance Rack refresh.  But I just checked and they are already gone.  There are quite a lot of great deals there still.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Be sure and read the new Starter Kit Special below.  It is another awesome deal for you to get a taste of Stampin’ Up! a bit closer and get a discount for your Wish List!!!  And before I go….a final note that You Can Add the New Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to your Starter Kit!  So you would be getting it , for under $99.00 !!

 

 

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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

 


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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.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another Smile project.

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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

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  I will be happy to explain.

 

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We Rise Up

I have found that while pulling the retiring products, I have found many that I just did not use often enough.  Now that they are retiring, I am trying to get one more project from them.

 

 

I have used the Above The Clouds Bundle.  Punches are my favorite and I hate to see another one going away.  But, I was thrilled that the sentiment fit perfectly inside the hot air balloon!  That was a Woohoo moment!  I did not even remember this sentiment and found it to be a perfect one to share during this unusual time we find ourselves in.  So a Win / Win today.

The background DSP is the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper.  When I pulled out the folder with this paper, this side was showing through the front.  I immediately thought of it as the clouds.  Hopefully you see that as well.  I paired it with Coastal Cabana, the color in the sheet of DSP , and Pacific Point.

The hot air balloon is stamped with Terracotta Tile Ink.  I highlighted the decorations with Dark Daffodil Delight and Dark Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment itself is stamped with Pacific Point ink.  I added a couple of the Holiday Rhinestones for a touch of decoration.

 

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Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

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