Grateful garden

Before I get to today’s project, I wanted to remind you it is the last day of the Designer Series Paper Sale!!  15% Off of select Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog.  The list is at the bottom of the post, so don’t forget to check it out.

Today I am using one of those gorgeous papers that are on sale.  It is the Beauty Of The Earth Designer Series Paper.  For the time of year with all of the green we have going on, I opted for the pattern with a lot of green in it.

 

Stampin' Up!, Beauty of the earth, Garden Wishes, Dandy Wishes, Grapevine

 

Products

For what appears to be a rather simple card, I used quite a lot of different products.  I did a mix & match on this one for sure.  The beginning of the card was this sheet of DSP.  The wood is the back side of the green trees and leaves.

To continue the nature look I added a dandelion.  Those things grow everywhere!!  This one is from the Garden Wishes and the matching Dandy Wishes Dies.  These were a Bundle, but now are only available individually.

The sentiment is from the Grapevine Bundle.  It fits perfectly inside the matching die.  And with the shape of the die, it does not need a layer behind it.

Layout

With the nature theme from the paper, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the back of the paper was the wood look.  After seeing that I wanted to use both sides.  This is a simple layout that enables me to do that without using a lot more of the DSP.  The DSP is cut 3 3/4 X 5.  I then cut it to 2 1/2 X 5 and 1 3/4 X 5.  The White layer behind is 4 X 5 1/4, so a normal layer size.

The finishing touches are very simple.  The ribbon is a wonderful one that I was thrilled to see carry over to the Annual Catalog.  It is Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim.  The ribbon looks thick, but is dreamy to work with.  And for the finishing touch I added some of the Genial Gems.  A large one is in the center of the Dandelion and two smaller ones with the sentiment.

Last Day of the Designer Series Paper Sale

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is Y4GZ7QNY.  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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Artistic Thanks

Before I get to today’s card I have to share with you, I want to mention again my Paper Share for the upcoming Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper.  You would receive a sample of all of the new DSP in the Mini Catalog, as well as SAB catalog.  It does not include the returning favorites.  This is my first time doing a Paper Share, so I hope you will sign up.  You can see all of the information and the sign up form by Clicking HERE.

Now, on to the card for today.  This is another one using the Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper.  You all are probably familiar with how gorgeous this paper is.  It does so much of the work by itself.

 

Stampin' Up!, Artistically Inked, Expressions In Ink, Jackie Beers

 

The Paper

As I mentioned at the top, this DSP is so beautiful that it is a wonderful card all by itself.  There are a couple of sheets like this one with white running through the middle.  I love being able to cut the paper to use the sheets like this one without covering up any of the color and the gold.

Of course I chose the other colors based on the DSP.  The green is Soft Succulent and was chosen as a soft pairing for the Magenta Madness of the rose.  The paper has both Magenta Madness and Polished Pink.  I used the softer Polished Pink as the cardstock layers.

 

Stamps and Dies

The stamps used for the flower, leaves, and sentiment are from the Artistically Inked stamp set.  I used the matching Artistic Dies for the stamped leaves and flower, and also for the DSP cut small flower above the Thanks.  You can save 10% by purchasing the stamp and dies as a bundle.

The little flower cut from the DSP does not show the shape as well as I thought it would in the photo.  But you cannot miss the great gold running through it.  To finish the card I added a gold gem from the Genial Gems to the center of large flower.  Gold is always a good choice!!!

 

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is 2GKGF4Q7.  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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Pals July Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Wonderful Cards/Projects from the Garden” where our design team showcase projects from things found in a garden, such as flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even a garden scene. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Once you finish here, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I have to say that I LOVE flowers, but somewhere along the way I lost my green thumb!  That being said, I think it makes me appreciate and love the Stampin’ Up! beautiful Designer Series Paper even more.   Of course, the paper is the star of the card I have to share with you.  And I have added a bit of a Fun Fold for good measure.

 

Stampin' Up!, Hand Penned, fun fold, Jackie Beers

 

I am calling this card a Standing Double Easel Card.  Instead of making the front easel section on a quarter piece of cardstock, I added it to the front of a regular size top folded card.  This gives a much easier way to personalize and write a note to the recipient without trying to add that to the fun fold sections.

Paper

Since this is a garden theme, I chose my favorite of the flower papers currently available.  The Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper is such a pretty “hand drawn” looking paper.  The colors from the DSP created the additional colors I chose.  The Cinnamon Cider is a bit unexpected at first, but them is very appropriate with the garden thinking.

Folded Card View

 

 

Folded, the card fits easily into a regular A2 envelope.  The front folded section is Basic White and DSP, so not very much thickness is added.

Stamps

The Hand-Penned Petals stamp set matches the DSP extremely well.  So much so that after I colored the stamped images with Stampin’ Blends, it almost blended in to the DSP!  There are two different large images included in the stamp set.  I stamped one of each image on the two focal layers using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored them similar to the flowers of the DSP.

The only sentiment showing is on the front of the inside section of the easel.  A simple Thanks is all that was needed.  It is stamped using the Cinnamon Cider Ink.

Finishing

To complete the card, I added one of the upcoming Mini Catalog Brushed Metallic Dots to the large front flower.  These dots are fabulous!!  When adhering the front stamped image, I found it best to lay the card flat and press  the folds flat.  The front stamped layer is the same size as the inside stamped layer.  I lined up the front image directly over top of the inside one and then added adhesive to the bottom section only.

Measurements 

  • The base card of Cinnamon Cider is a top fold cut to 4 1/4 X 11
  • The Basic White layer is cut to 4 X 9 3/4 and scored at 2 1/4 & 4 1/2
  • The large DSP piece is cut to 3 3/4 X 5
  • The two small DSP pieces are cut to 3 3/4 X 2, there is one on the front and one on the inside of the fold
  • The Mint Macaroon layer is cut to 2 1/2 X 4 1/4
  • The two Basic White stamped pieces are cut to 2 1/4 X 4

 

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team, because the Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on August 11th. Our theme will be “My Happiest Season” when our Design Team creates a project showcase projects inspired by their favorite season of the year. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

 

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Leah O’Brien at Honeybee Stamping & More
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  14. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  16. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda

 

 

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

 

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Plants For You

Have there been stamp sets that you first see and have absolutely no interest in?  I have those from time to time.  LOL!!  They are very few that strike me that way.  The Plentiful Plants Bundle, and Suite even, first struck me that way.  Of course I have since seen many beautiful projects and cards from that bundle and had to have it.  So I am sharing a card using some of the unexpected pieces of the DSP, as well as a Fun Fold.

 

Stampin' Up!, Bloom Where You're Planted, Plentiful Plants, Jackie Beers

 

Due to the Fun Fold, I had to photograph this card differently.  Please forgive my finger.

Paper

You all know that for me, the first step after choosing a stamp set, is choosing the paper.  And sometimes the paper is my first choice and then I find a stamp set that pairs with it.  The paper first was the beginning of this card.

I saw this gorgeous piece of the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper, and knew I had to make it the star of a card.  Next was me noticing the flower pots and plants on other sheets in the pack. And then  remembering that the dies in the bundle would cut out those pots and plants!  Oh My!!!

Fun Fold

I have seen a few cards similar to this fold of late, and new I wanted to try it.  (There is already a different version with a twist that is finished! But for another day.)  Here is the open card.

I apologize that he photo does not do it justice.  Because of the folded out size, it did not work well inside my light box.

The base of the card is Evening Evergreen cut to a quarter sheet size of 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  The Basic White layer is 5 1/4 X 4, with the DSP layer being 5 1/8 X 3 7/8.  This has become my current favorite layering sizes. The folded section of Soft Succulent is cut 4 X 9 3/4 and is scored on the long side at 3 1/4 & 6 1/2.  (Be sure to burnish these folds well for this section to lay as flat as possible.)  For the white layers in the sections, I cut those 3 1/8 X 3 7/8.

Finishing

The DSP strip on the center fold was a scrap that I cut to 3 3/4 tall.  All of the plants and pots are die cut using the Perfect Plants Dies that are part of the Bundle.  There is one exception.  The center section cactus is fussy cut.  Sadly there is not a die to fit it.

All of the plants / pots are glued down with the exception of the front terracotta pot.  For the front of the card I decided to raise that one using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The inside and front sentiments are from the Plentiful Plants stamp set.  They are stamped using Cinnamon Cider Ink.  I originally stamped the front sentiment and used that ink to coordinate with the terracotta pot.  Then it only seemed reasonable to use the same ink for the inside one.

Once again I have showcased one of the Designer Series Paper Packs that is included in the Designer Series Paper Sale.  15% off of the original price is a good deal for this gorgeous paper.  I hope you will take advantage of it!  The picture below shows all of the papers that are included in the sale.  Please use my Host code which is shown just below that papers.

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is 2GKGF4Q7.  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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Hand Penned Thanks

I am sharing another card using the Hand-Penned products.  I love the delicacy of these gorgeous stamps and papers.  They truly look like someone sat down with Pen and Paper and drew the designs, then colored them using watercolors.  A card is pretty much finished as soon as you add the paper and stamps, they are that pretty on their own.

 


Stampin' Up!, hand penned, Jackie Beers

 

Hand-Penned

The Hand-Penned Suite of products includes the stamp set, Hand-Penned Petals, the matching dies , Penned Flowers Dies, the DSP, Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper, and finally the Genial Gems.  All of these products are wonderful.

I used the stamps and DSP for today’s card.  The layout is actually a very simple one.  The base card is a basic 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 folded in half.  I used a strip of the DSP cut to 1 X 5 1/2 and placed that along the cut edge on the front of the card.  The layer beneath the stamped image is a second piece of the DSP.  It is cut 2 1/2 X 2 3/4.  The stamped Basic White is cut to 2 1/8 X 2 3/8.

Colors and Finishes

The base card I chose is darker than the colors in the DSP.  There is a Misty Moonlight in the paper, but I went a tad darker with Night of Navy.  The darker color helps the Highland Heather of the front layer stand out a bit more.  The flower is stamped using Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent.

To finish the card, I stamped the Thanks using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I felt it needed to be darker to pop.  One of the final additions is a bow.  The Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon was the choice I made.  It makes an easy bow, and ties the stamped layer to the DSP layer along the edge of the card.  For the touch of bling, I added a trio of Pearls to a couple of the Freesia flowers.  I have to have some bling!!

DSP Sale

The information for the Designer Series Paper sale is just below.  The Hand-Penned used today is included in the sale!  Woohoo!!!

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is 2GKGF4Q7.  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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Flowers of Friendship

I have another 4 X 4 card that is full of Friendship and Thanks.  It is part of a 4 pack gift I made.  The other card I shared last week.   I used most of the same products in both cards.  They use different pieces to make each more individual.  There are two of each card.

 

If you missed the card from last week, you can see it HERE.

Layout

As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, the two cards are basically the same.  The size of the cards are the same.  The layers are a little different.  For this one though I used the Flowers of Friendship Bundle.  This bundle is a stamp and punch.  You know how I love punches, so this was on my first order from the new catalog!

The difference for this card are the flowers and the sweet sentiment.  They are both from the stamp set.  I layered the smaller flower on top of the larger one.  And glued the leaves to the back side of the larger flower.

The sentiment is stamped and then punched using the Label Me Fancy Punch.  I like the rounded edges this punch leaves.  Plus it tucks just below the flowers very nicely.

Finishing Touches

This card would qualify as a #simplestamping card so it does not have, or require , much in the finishing.  I did add one Gold Gilded Gem to the center of the flower.  I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise the flower up.  I had also used my bone folder to curl the petals on the smaller flower for some added dimension.

Measurements

  • Card base of Merry Merlot is cut 4 X 8 and folded in half
  • Crushed Curry layer is cut 2 1/2 X 3 3/4
  • DSP layer is cut 2 3/8 X 3 5/8
  • Layer is positioned equally on the left side aligned with Top, Bottom, and Left edge.

 

Options for the Punched Images

The punch will punch the two sizes of flower and the two leaves at one time.  There are a couple of ways to make the punching more efficient.  I just used scrap strips of my cardstock to stamp the images.  But first, I turned the punch over and saw the direction each of the components were facing.  That way I knew which way to place the stamped images for ease in cutting.

You can also use your Stamparatus and make a template.  To do this, take a square of cardstock and punch all four pieces at once to make a template.  Then place the template on the stamping surface of your stamparatus.  Place the stamps in the template.  Pick the flowers up with one plate and then pick the leaves up with the second plate.  Now you can stamp and punch multiples easily.

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

HOST CODE

My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

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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