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.

 

Now is a great time to join my Blue Line Stars Team.  During June  purchasing the Starter Kit, which is a fabulous deal any time, is an even better Bang For Your Buck.  The regular cost of the Starter Kit is $99.00 and you receive $125.00 in products of your choice.  For this month, you get to add one of the Bundles listed in the flyer below.  It can be a Stamp/Punch Bundle, or a Stamp/Die Bundle.  The most expensive one is a value of $60.25.  And did I mention that shipping is FREE as well.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 


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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.

 

By Clicking on the Giveback picture, you will be taken to the page to order this awesome digital download.

 

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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Ornate Hello

I have recently been sharing with you products that are retiring.  Today I have one of the new stamp sets and dies that are available as a Sneak Peek, and will be in the upcoming Annual Catalog.  I cannot believe that the new Annual Catalog will debut in a month.  Wow!!

 

 

The delicate decorations of the Seaside Spray background layer is cut using the Ornate Layers Dies.  I found that the Stitched Rectangle Dies fit perfectly inside of that gorgeous lacy look die.  I love when I find great pairings like this.

The stamped image was kept very clean and simple.  I more wanted to showcase the die.  The stamped image is from Ornate Styles stamp set.  The simple Hello came from the Honey Bee stamp set, which is sadly retiring.  I lightly colored the daisy with the Stampin’ Blends.  I only colored the “highlights” of the petals and not the entire petal.

The flyer for the Ornate Sneak Peek is below the Retiring/Last Chance List.  I also have the Digital Download flyer for the Share Sunshine Digital stamps.  100% of the proceeds from the Digital stamps goes to the global charities.

Thank you for stopping in today.  Please return tomorrow for another new project.

 

By Clicking on the Giveback picture, you will be taken to the page to order this awesome digital download.

 

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.

Annual Catalog Retiring List.  Click on the pdf to get the full list.

Mini Catalog Retiring List:


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Floating By

I am working my way through the Retiring / Last Chance list and making cards with some that I think are especially cute.  Today’s card is from one of those stamp sets.  The We’ll Walrus Be Friends set.  It is adorable and works for any age groupl

 

 

This card is also playing along with the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge 238.  Here is the sketch for the challenge.

 

I love playing with the shading for the background.  I used the Blueberry Bushel Ink and the sponge roller to do the background.  The walrus is stamped in Gray Granite Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends, as is the water and iceburg.

The ribbon is another on the Retiring / Last Chance List.  It is the Gray Granite Texture Weave Ribbon.  This is an awesome ribbon and is available in Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade.  I have used all three and will be sad to see them go.

The sentiment is one solid sentiment, not the two separate ones I show.  I used the Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Write Marker and colored and stamped the top part, cleaned the stamp and then colored and stamped the bottom part.  They are punched using the Classic Label Punch and then put back into the end to make the flag tip.

To finish, I used the Stampin’ Write Marker and “flicked” the tip into the lid to put a bit of splatter across the card.  I also added some of the clear enamel dots for some added texture.

I really appreciate you checking in today and hope you will come back tomorrow.

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.

Annual Catalog Retiring List.  Click on the pdf to get the full list.

Mini Catalog Retiring List:


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Angled Hello

I have quite a lot of retiring Designer Series Paper leftover.  So I will be using some of that in the coming month.  Today’s project is a great way to use scraps of paper.  Quite often I do not have enough to make a full layer on a card.  This layout today only requires half of a layer.

 

 

I used two pieces of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  You could only use the bottom section of DSP and leave the top as card stock.  But I love mixing two different patterns.

The stamp set I used is on the Retiring List as well.  It is the I Say Hello set.  It has great little sentiments that are “just right”!

The ribbon is a perfect match to the Magnolia DSP .  However, it is a new ribbon.  It is part of the Ornate Garden Suite.  You can see that flyer further down on this post.

To make the cuts, I used the New Paper Trimmer. because the lines are marked well all the way down the trimmer.  I placed the piece of DSP in the center of the trimmer.  Place the top left corner of the DSP against the 3″ line and the top right corner against the 1 1/2″ line.  Cut.  This looks like you are almost cutting it in half, but it gives just enough of the angle I wanted.  You can play with the measurements to get sharper angles.

Thank you very much for stopping in today.  I hope you are anticipating the new Annual Catalog as much as I am.  I will try to be showcasing retiring items in the next few weeks.  Remember the Last Chance / Retiring List means what it is named.  It is Last Chance.  When the products are sold out, they are gone for good.  So if you see anything you want go ahead and order now.  Also please remember my Host Code if your order is below $150.00.

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.

Annual Catalog Retiring List.  Click on the pdf to get the full list.

Mini Catalog Retiring List:


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