Love and Thanks

One of the main things I love about Stampin’ Up! is the friendships I have made.  And the products are a close second.  Today’s card is a fun and quirky way of saying Thank You and showing Love using one of the Funny and Whimsical stamp sets.

 

Stampin' Up!, Forever Friendship, Celebration Tag Dies, Sun Prints DSP, Sahara Sand Ribbon, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

This adorable typewriter is from the Forever Friendship stamp set.  It has fun images with witty sentiments as well as this Thank You shared with Love in the shape of the heart.  Here is a closer view of the typewriter.

 

Is that not the sweetest little included sentiment?  Sadly the typewriter may seem antique to the younger generations now.  (Maybe even to ones who are middle aged now! YIKES!!)  Regardless, it is a fun image and a very sweet way of saying Thank You to someone.

Paper

If you noticed the paper the typewriter is stamped on is a bit darker than usual, that is because it is a piece of DSP.  Sometimes I remember that it is OK to stamp on the DSP, and I always love the results.  This is a piece from the Sun Prints Designer Series paper.  As is the Navy and White speckled piece.  Night of Navy and Basic White are a combination that you cannot go wrong with.  They give a very crisp and clean look.

Dies and Embellishments

In place of a bit of bling or different embellishments, I used Dies and Ribbon for the Pop of extra on this card.  The two heart Dies are from the Celebration Tags Die set.  This is one that is so fun and handy to have.  If you remember a card I did a few weeks ago with a gift card holder on the front, then you saw one of the tags.  You can see that card HERE 

In the second photo you can see the details on the White heart with the stitching on the inside.  The larger blue one is the same, it just doesn’t show well in the photo.  Layering the hearts was not quite enough of a finish when I realized I needed to add some Sahara Sand.  Out came the Sahara Sand and Old Olive Ribbon Combo.  These cotton ribbons make beautiful bows!  So a small bow sandwiched between the two hearts was the finish.  And they are not raised when applied to the card to keep them from being thicker than they already are.  It could still be mailed easily if you are careful of the orientation of this layer when putting in the envelope.

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Summer of Thanks

Thank You cards are always needed and today’s is a quick one.  Using the Shaded Summer stamp and matching Die set it came together easily.

 

Stampin' Up!, Shaded Summer, Summer Shadow Dies, Deckled Rectangle Dies, Lovely Layers Vellum, Sweet Sorbet Ribbon, Jackie Beers

 

Colors

It is very unusual for me to say a color choice came from anywhere other than some designer paper.  But today’s card color choice came from the stamp and me wanting a Red Rose!  Then it became a pretty simple and quick card by stamping tone on tone for the base.  Which is another unusual technique for me because I tend to have a few layers.  But today’s card is mostly Sweet Sorbet all the way!

Stamps

The stamp set for this sweet flower, I believe it is a rose???, is the Shaded Summer stamp set.  The Tone On Tone was done using Sweet Sorbet Ink on the Sweet Sorbet card base using the smaller flower stamp.  Then using the larger one I stamped on a scrap of White and fussy cut only the flower.  With not wanting the card totally one color, I opted for stamping the large image using Pale Papaya.  The softness blends well with the Sweet Sorbet, even if it is not a green as expected.

Adding the sentiment took a bit of thought.  In trying something different, I stamped the sentiment and then did a bit of fussy cutting around it.  Most of the edges are straight lines, but I did go around the Y and u on each end.

Dies and Vellum

A matching Die set for the Shaded Summer stamp set is the Summer Shadow Dies.  They are not a bundle however.  The dies were released as a special edition last year and then added to the Annual Catalog in June.  Personally I was thrilled because dies for flowers are awesome!  So the large Pale Papaya flower was Die cut and then the fussy cut Sweet Sorbet flower was layered in to place.

The second Die is the Deckled Rectangles Dies.  It was used on the Vellum layer.  And it may be a bit difficult to see in the photo, but is very noticeable in person.  The Third largest die was used for this piece.  Lovely Layers Vellum is a package of Layer Sized pieces of vellum.  Some are printed and most are the same as I used.

Finishes

To give the card a bit of bling and shine, there are three different elements.  First is the Wink of Stella on the red flower.  That leaves a very subtle bit of shine.  Secondly is the beautiful Sweet Sorbet Metallic Ribbon bow. This ribbon is available in all of the new In Colors and is a dream to tie bows with.  And the metallic shine is a perfect touch.  Finally there are three of the 2021-2023 Opals in the Pale Papaya scattered around.

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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.

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You Are The Nicest

The card I am sharing today is based on a leftover die cut piece from a class.  It stars the Texture Chic Designer Series paper.  That paper is so beautiful!

 

Stampin' Up!, Texture Chic, Honebee Home, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Brushed Brass Butterflies, Jackie Beers

 

Paper

You may remember this piece of the gorgeous Texture Chic Designer Series Paper from a previous card.  It was used in a similar layout then.   One extra piece remained after I did the die cutting to get the maximum amount of these from one piece of DSP for the class.  For sure this is not a piece of paper that I wanted to waste!  My favorite part of the paper are the images on it.  There is no need for us to stamp on it, because Stampin’ Up! has done that for us.  What a great reminder that we can stamp on the DSP!

The Petal Pink and Soft Suede were pulled from the DSP piece.  They create a great base for the more colorful layer.  And tearing the edge of the middle layer adds detail without having to really do anything.  But always remember to tear towards you on all sides to get the similar look.

Dies

The “notebook edge” die is actually the only one I used and is from the Blossoming Happiness Dies.  For me this single die is almost worth the Die set!  Truthfully, there are great dies in that set, it is simply a favorite for now.  Plus it adds quite a lot of detail and flexibility by bending and giving it the worn look.  But is just as pretty if left flat.

Stamps

Similar to the single die, there is only a single stamp used on the front of the card.  The You’re The Nicest is from the Honeybee Home stamp set.  A bee from the set was intended,  but was canceled at the last minute. Instead I went with the Brushed Brass Butterfly to embellish the sentiment.  That strip is stamped and then angle cut using my Paper Snips.  There was nothing fancy in that.

 

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Lovely Thank You

Hopefully you have been enjoying the new Annual Catalog.  Personally I am really loving the new In Colors and new DSP.  Today’s project showcases both with the Lovely & Lasting stamp set.

 

Stampin' Up!, Lovely & Lasting, Postage Punch, Double Oval Punch, Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon, Solid Faceted Gems, Lovely In Linen, Jackie Beers

 

Suite of Products

The Lovely & Lasting stamp set is part of a Punch Bundle.  And it is part of the Lovely In Linen Suite of products.  These are on page 24 and 25 of the Annual Catalog.  An added bonus to me is the lovely set has a variety of sentiments.  That is adds value to a set in my opinion.

Lovely In Linen Designer Series Paper is really pretty and is a part of the suite as well.  This pattern is a favorite of mine.  It also makes pairing colors super simple.  All of the colors used are pulled from the paper.

Punches

Without using the Punch from the bundle, I still managed to use two different punches on the project.  The bundle punch is a wonderful shape, but was a tad too large for this card.  My solution included both the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch and the larger of the Double Oval Punch.  They may not seem to go together but I made it work.  The different edges of the two actually look fairly similar when placed together.

Finishes

There are two embellishments added to today’s card.  First is the shimmery Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon.  It adds a great shine and bling all by itself.  And second are the three Solid Faceted Gems.  Each of the flowers received one as a center.  The third is on the sentiment layer.  These are in the new In Colors so it pulls the Sweet Sorbet from the layers of the card.

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Jackie

 

 


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Sweet Thanks

For today’s card I am focused on just one of the New In Colors.  It is the Sweet Sorbet.  And it is as sweet as the name sounds.

 

Stampin' Up!, Nature's Print, Pretty Prints, Tailor Made Tags, Sweet Sorbet, Jackie Beers

Papers and Colors

Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves again with some of the gorgeous new DSP.  This paper is Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper and it is outstanding!  The faded looking images remind me of playing with leaves, construction paper, and the sun as a science project.  Although their version is so much better!  This is the new Sweet Sorbet In Color.  You can see the darker shade of it towards the center of the print.  And this pack of paper has all of the New In Colors included.  It is a must have in my book.

Since the faded look in the papers is more Vanilla than White, I went with Very Vanilla for the tag and layer.  And the lovely Sweet Sorbet is the card base.  The full strength color was too dark on the tag, so it is stamped off for the Fern you see.  However, it matches the lighter shades of the paper even better.

Stamps, Dies, etc

Surprisingly this is the same stamp set as yesterday’s card, Nature’s Print stamp set.  And the little fern on the tag is the same one from that card.  With this paper I did not want to cover it up with stamping.  That really is a dilemma sometimes with the papers we have!  Instead I went with one of the smaller of the Tailor Made Tags Dies.  It was large enough to hold the sentiment and part of the Fern.

To finish this sweet card I added a bit of the Sweet Sorbet Metallic Ribbon to the tag.  Not only does it add some shimmer but it adds yet another shade of the color.  Each of these new colors I have played with have been my “current favorite”!  And now this Sweet Sorbet is my Favorite!!

 

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Double Z Artfully Layered

Fun Folds are the best kind of folds for creating cards.  Today I have paired a Double Z fold with  products from the Artfully Composed Suite of Products in the Mini Catalog.

 

Stampin' Up!, Artfully Layered, Tropical Layers, Artfully Composed, Polished Dots, Pear Pizzaz, Mint Macaron, Pale Papaya, Jackie Beers

 

Front

The front of the card stars not only the beautiful Artfully Composed Designer Series paper, but some of the Artfully Layered Stamps.  And to top it off there are two different die cut leaves using the Tropical Layers Dies, which are part of the bundle.  For a bit of the unexpected, I heat embossed the sentiment and some extra little heart shaped leaves onto the solid die cut leaf.

 

 

Inside Back

I know it seems odd doing the back before the center but you will see the method behind my madness…hopefully!  The Double Z fold, the extra Z fold, is attached to the front and the back of the card.  You can see the back section is attached to a piece of the DSP which has a very similar leaf.  And to pair better with that DSP, I added the word stamp from the set using Pale Papaya Ink.

Center Section

From this center view you can see all of the sections of the card.  The center panel of the small Z is where you would write your greeting and sign.  It is the least exciting of the card and why I went here last.   But this open view allows you to view the full Double Z at work.  And you can see that the front sentiment layer is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals with a few of the Polished Dots embellishments for some bling.

Measurements:

The card base of Pear Pizzaz is cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4 on the 8 1/2″ length.  The panels are 2 Mint Macaron pieces cut to 1 7/8 X 5 1/4.  With the back larger panel cut to 4 X 5 1/4.  For the DSP there are 2 pieces cut to 1 3/4 X 5 and the larger one is cut to 3 7/8 X 5 1/8.

The smaller Z section is also Mint Macaron and is cut to 3 1/8 X 7.  The Basic White panels are the front focal piece cut to 2 7/8 X 2 7/8.  And the small panels are 2 that are cut 1 7/8 X 2 7/8 each.

To adhere the smaller Z section, fold both the little Z and the card as they would be closed.  Center the small Z on the closed card.  Pay attention to how much of the focal layer is actually over that front left fold.  Place Stampin’ Dimensionals only on that part.  Adhere it to the front panel.  Then find where the back section lands.  Add adhesive to that panel and close the card.

 

 

 

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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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