Die Cut Tree

Today’s card was a fun idea that made a turn in the middle.  And I love the way it ended up.  Sometimes my idea doesn’t work out exactly as planned.  In this case, it was better!

 

Stampin' Up!, Spruced Up Dies, Iridescent Pearls, Celebrate With Tags, Linen Thread, Jackie Beers

Dies

The cute little tree in the center of the card was created with the Spruced Up Dies.  They are also called “Outline” Dies.  That is because when I die cut this tree, I got not only the tree from the center, but the outline also.  I love this idea!  It allows us to mix and match, which is what I have done here.

To create this fun little tree, I adhered the DSP to the Soft Suede piece.  But I did not add adhesive around the center of the layer.  I then used the single die for the largest tree and centered it in the middle of the card layers.  After die cutting, I had a DSP tree and outline, and also a Soft Suede tree and outline.

My method for putting these back together was the simplest idea I could come up with.  I took a scrap of White cardstock cut to 3 X 4.  And I put adhesive all over it, not totally covered but more than I would with a normal layer.  By placing the White on the table and centering the two layers over top, I could see through the die cut and know that there was White behind the opening.  Press this down and choose the outline piece.  I chose to use the Soft Suede outline.  Carefully place it in the opening and against the edges.  Lastly add the DSP tree to the center.  Easy Peasy!!  And I have an outline and a tree left for another use.

Paper

When I saw these trees on the DSP sheet, I knew it was perfect for the idea I had.  Even though the idea changed a bit, I love this paper.  It is from the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series paper.  The different shades of green are especially nice at this time of year when we see a lot of the same ones.  I chose the Bermuda Bay from the paper to be the card base.  And of course I had to go with the Soft Suede for the trunk of the trees.  These two colors work very well together.

Here is a close up of the paper and the Die Cut tree.

 

Stampin' Up!, Spruced Up Dies, Storybook Gnomes, Iridescent Rhinestones, celebrate with tags, Linen Thread, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps and Embellishments

The only stamp showing on the front of the card is the little sentiment.  This is from the Celebrate With Tags stamp set.  I love this simple and sweet sentiment.  My goal of late has been to choose to be Happy.  So this fits perfectly!  The Be Jolly is stamped on White card stock using Soft Suede Ink.  There is not a die for this little guy.  So fussy cutting was needed.  Although they are all straight cuts so it is pretty easy to do.

There are two finishing touches to this card.  Although the rhinestone does not show very well in the photo.  But there is an Iridescent Rhinestone at the top of the tree for the star.  And to carry on with my more rustic tree and card, I used Linen Thread for the ribbon.  I tied a double bow and added it to the base of the tree with a Glue Dot.  Another easy touch.

 

SALES

There are still quite a lot of great deals available on the Clearance Rack from the refresh.  And the Last Chance Product Sale is going strong.  These All Spruced Up Dies are available at a discounted price.  So compare the price of the stamp and dies separately vs the Bundle price!!

 

 

 

HOST CODE

My December Host Code is Y7T7EMTC.  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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Trees For Sale

I have a fun and simple card for you today.  It stars the Trees For Sale stamp set.  The set is a sleeper in the Mini Catalog.  However, I think it is such a Fun Set!

 

Stampin' Up!, Trees For Sale, Festive Pearls, Blending Brushes, Layering Circles, Jackie Beers

 

Background

The background is not the star of the show, but I have to begin there.   You may recognize that shape around the trees.  It is made using the negative from yesterday’s card.  I used that scalloped Layering Circles negative with Pool Party Ink and a Blending Brush to create it.  The trees were stamped while the negative was still in place to allow one to be only partially in the picture.  Hopefully you will now look at your die cut negatives with added interest!

Stamps

This stamp set is named Trees For Sale, and that is the scene I created.  The trees are stamped using Old Olive Ink.  Then the detail stamp is added using Garden Green Ink.  It may be a bit on the contrast side, but I like the bolder look.

To finish I added the garland of lights at the top.  Tree lots have Christmas lights around their space for cheer and light.  Since the set is Photopolymer, I was able to bend the strand of lights to fit.  It was not quite long enough to reach side to side.  For an added touch, I added different colors of Festive Pearls as the “light bulbs”.   To finish that scene, I stamped the Trees For Sale sign and then fussy cut it.  It is placed partially outside of the circle and raised to stand out even more.

 

Birthday Organizer Kit

 

 

DETAILS


 

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

 

 

HOST CODE

My November Host Code is XUE6MDFV.  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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Decorated Happiness

The Decorated With Happiness set has been on my To Do List for a while, and I finally sat down with it.  Now I am obsessed!  It is an amazing, and Fun, set to play with.  You will be seeing a few different projects with this one over the next few days.

Stampin' Up!, Decorated With Happiness, Layering Circles, Double Oval Punch, Painted Christmas, Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon, Festive Pearls, Jackie Beers

 

Stamp Set

This is a one stamp set card.  If you have followed me for very long then you know that is a favorite thing for me.  I love making cards simply and to do it with only one set is a good thing.  As I mentioned at the beginning, this is the Decorated With Happiness stamp set.  The branch and ornament are all you need for a cute focal point.  There are “filler” stamps for both the branch and the ornament.  But I decided to have it a bit cleaner looking.  Although I did give in a color the ornament with Stampin’ Blend in Light Calypso Coral.

Punch and Dies

The sentiment is from the stamp set also.  I used my most favorite punch for this layer.  The Double Oval Punch is a must have in my opinion.  This time I only used the larger scalloped oval.  To mimic that scallop, I used the Layering Circles Dies for the focal layer.

Papers and Finishes

This DSP is the, carryover from last year, pack of Painted Christmas Designer Series paper.  The angle cut piece is the one I like and the one that gave me all of the color ideas.  Although I love how the fir branches on the larger DSP piece match the branch of the stamped.  This layout was from a sketch challenge that I am late posting.  But I do love the layout and the possibilities with it.

To finish this card it really did not need very much.  I added the ribbon to ground the white sentiment layer.  And this Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon is a dream to work with!  And last but not least, I added a trio of Festive Pearls.  These are a great embellishment to have on hand.  The ones I used are supposed to be similar to Soft Succulent in color.  But they tend to take color, or shade, from what they are around.  I added two to the sentiment and one to the center of the ornament.

 

Birthday Organizer Kit

 

 

DETAILS


 

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

 

 

HOST CODE

My November Host Code is XUE6MDFV.  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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Candy Cane Matchbook

I have a fun card to share with you featuring the Sweet Candy Cane Bundle.  Plus it can be used to hold a gift card as well!  That is a win!

 

Stampin' Up!, Sweet Candy Cane, Candy Cane Dies, Potted Succulent Dies, Celebrate Everything, Jackie Beers

 

Fold

This is an “oldy but goody” type fold.  In the past the matchbook cards were small and used for treats or a note.  I made this one full size.  And as I said at the top of the page, it allows for a gift card to be tucked inside.  Here is a view of the open card.

 

This view shows the closure flap at the bottom clearer than the closed card.  I stapled the flap about 1/2″ in from each end and approximately in the middle going top to bottom.  That allows the middle section to be open and room for a gift card to be slipped in.  I stapled first with the smooth part of the staple on the back.  The bumps are on the front and covered with card stock and DSP.  This card base is a piece of Pool Party cut to 4 1/4 X 11 and scored at 3/4 and 6 1/8.

Candy Cane

The sweet candy cane on the front is from the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set.  How appropriate is that?  LOL!!  If you are unfamiliar with this stamp set, it contains two candy canes facing opposite directions, leaves, and fun sentiments.  Plus the matching Dies are the Candy Canes Dies, and it contains the two directional candy cane dies.  This gives a lot more possibilities without trying to mirror stamp.

The sentiment, front and inside, are from the candy cane set as well.  And the pretty sentiment layer is a great find in the Potted Succulent Dies.  Sometimes I forget to look through other die sets for great shapes to use.  For a little more pop, I added two of the little leaves from the Candy Canes Dies on the front.  They are cut from Granny Apple Green card stock.  These little leaves are also stamps in the set, as are the ones next to the inside sentiment.  You get a lot of bang for your buck with this bundle!

Paper

I know I have been using this wonderful paper pack quite a lot lately.  But it is a huge pack and is great for cards for classes or multiples.  This piece is a favorite with all the bright colors to choose from to coordinate colors.  It is the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper.  And there are “anytime” papers as well as all of the Fall holidays.   The strip of DSP across the closure flap is the flip side of this piece.  How convenient is that!!

SALE

Remember that the Seasonal Sale is ongoing through the 18th!  There are over 150 products from the Annual Catalog discounted here.  Plus you can get bundles cheaper than the regular bundle price by ordering the stamp and dies separately!  Please keep that in mind!  By clicking on the picture below you will get the full PDF of the sale items and the prices.

Birthday Organizer Kit

 

 

DETAILS


 

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

 

 

HOST CODE

My November Host Code is XUE6MDFV.  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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Trimming Tree Swap Card

The Seasonal Sale begins today and runs through the 18th!!!!

I mentioned yesterday that I had attended a Stampin’ Up! Event over the weekend.  So today I am sharing the card I made for a swap in our group.  This is a layout I have used previously and received a lot of love for.  Hopefully this one is as well received.  The sweet layout and fold is the star of the show.

 

Stampin' Up!, Trimming the tree, Peaceful Deer, Boughs of holly, Jackie Beers

Paper and Stamps

Even though I said the layout is the star of this card, the stamp set and paper are pretty great as well.  This piece of DSP is from the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper.  I pulled all of my colors from this particular sheet from the paper pack.  It is a mix of greens, white, and Poppy Parade.  The pop of Poppy Parade is the subtle dots.  But the greens are swirled around.  I chose to use Shaded Spruce and Old Olive from the choices.

This beautiful tree is a mix of both of those greens.  All of the stamps used, with the exception of the sentiment, are from the Trimming The Tree stamp set.  The tree is a two step stamp and I used the Shaded Spruce for the outside and the Old Olive for the inside.  The star is stamped with Crushed Curry Ink and has a single Basic Pearl in the center for some bling.

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Deer stamp set.  I just love the simplicity of it, as well as the mix of fonts.  Mixed fonts are one of the things I look for in sentiments.  There was not a lot of room for adding a sentiment.  So I simply made a banner by stamping on the strip of White and then using paper snips to flag each end.  Those flags do not need to be perfect either!

Views

Here is a look at the first inside layer of the card.  This may jog your memory for when I used this layout previously. On this inside image, I reversed the colors of the tree and the background layer.

I know it is hard to imagine, but this tree is the inside tree stamp of the tree on the front of the card!  It is supposed to be for adding depth and detail to the larger tree.  Personally I thought it was a cute tree on it’s own.  So I added the garland included in the set to give it more of a real tree look.  The garland is stamped using Crushed Curry and the finishing touch on this tree is a bow of Poppy Parade.  It is in the set as well.  And now the rest of the card…….

And there is that detail tree again!  I just stamped it a bit lower and in the corner but left bare here.

Layout

After seeing all of the views I hope you remembered my card using this same layout.  If not, you can click HERE to see it.  It looks totally different I believe.  The only differences in the measuremnts between these two cards is the two tree layers.  These are based on the size of the images.  I try to insure the inside image and layers are a bit smaller than the front ones.  That makes hiding the inside one behind the front quite a bit easier.  Since that is the only difference in the measurements, I have added the PDF I made for the Cottage Rose version here for you.  CLICK HERE for the pdf.

Sale

In case you did not copy the list from yesterday’s post, you can get it here by clicking on the photo.  You will get the complete pdf of all products on the Sale list.

Birthday Organizer Kit

 

 

DETAILS


 

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

 

 

HOST CODE

My November Host Code is XUE6MDFV.  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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Gift Wrapping Mischief

Cats and dogs are two of my main loves.  Actually most animals make me smile and want to hug them.  So the North Pole Mischief stamp set was an immediate hit with me.  I have shared a couple of cards using the images of the cat.  Today I have used the mischievous pup as well.

 

Stampin' Up!, North Pole Mischief, Celebrate Everything , Polished Pink, Jackie Beers

 

Stamp

I can imagine this cat sitting on top of the gift!  That is an ingrained cat habit to sit in or on a box.  At least it is at my house!  And then all it takes is a little pup to come along and play with the ribbon.  Or it could have been another cat doing the ribbon playing.  But the cat is sitting there planning revenge as the pup is happily playing!  LOL!!!

The adorable image is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Stampin’ Blends.  I chose the colors from the paper of course.  The debate was wether or not to color the dog and cat or leave as is.  I think the black sections made when stamping were sufficient for their colors.  Of course that took a bit of thinking on!

Paper and Embellishments

The gorgeous ornament paper is from the celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper.  It is a Host reward and well worth the price!  And as is the norm, all of my colors came from that piece of paper.  I chose to go with a Thick Basic White card base because of all the white in the DSP piece.  But layered a bright Granny Apple Green to pop the colors.  I actually thought ahead about how I was going to finish the card.  When the “package” look was decided, I went with the Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon.  And that made the ribbon choice in the stamped image so the two coordinate.  With the busy DSP and the fun image, I decided that no other bling was needed.  That is another rare occasion!

 

Birthday Organizer Kit

 

 

DETAILS


 

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

 

 

HOST CODE

My November Host Code is XUE6MDFV.  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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