Love and Thanks

My favorite flower is a Peony.  So when Stampin’ Up! debuted the beautiful Prized Peony stamp set, I knew it was coming to my house.  Today’s card is the first time I have inked it up.  I am in love once again!

 

 

This is another time I purchased the entire Suite of products for the Prized Peony.  All of the items are wonderful.  With the exception of the tag punch I used for the sentiment, everything is from the suite of products.

The colors of the Peony suite are gray and pink.  I used Petal Pink and Gray Granite for the card stock colors.  The DSP, Peony Garden Designer Series Paper, shares those colors as well.  The ribbon is a shimmery Gray Granite.

I stamped the flower in Gray Granite Ink and colored with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and Old Olive Light Stampin’ Blend.  It is die cut using the matching dies.  It may be a bit hard to see in the photo, but behind the flower is the Square Vellum Doilies that are also part of the suite.  The vellum is just enough for some added texture.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and it stamped in Old Olive Ink.  It is punched using the Lovely Label Punch.  I found a tip for the cutting of the label length from another demonstrator and then could not find it again.  So I say Thank You and I apologize for not making note of your name when I saw the tip.

Stamp your sentiment and then punch with the Lovely Label punch, either side works the same.  The tip is to save the little piece that was cut off.  Now lay it on the strip of your sentiment at the proper length away from the sentiment to center it.

Now simply trim the strip at the outside of the little piece and then punch.  You should have a perfectly centered sentiment for your project.  Woohoo!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend.

 

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Thanks A Bunch

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Pals Blog Hop.   If you missed it, here is the link to my post.  Click Here. There were amazing projects showcasing all of the new In Colors for 2020-2022.

My project today is sharing new Designer Series Paper and stamp sets.

 

 

I started with the small sunflower from the Celebrate Sunflower stamp set.  It is colored with the Stampin’ Blends.  And the sentiment is stamped in Granny Apple Green.

The Granny Apple is not the color green in the DSP, but I think because of the brightness it works.  The DSP is Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The gold design is gorgeous!!  Just adding a few of the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots was all the card needed to finish.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I appreciate you looking at my posts and would love for your to give me your thoughts.

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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Poppies Thanks

I cannot believe the time is almost here for the new Annual Catalog!!  It goes live tomorrow.  So I wanted to share my favorite of the “retiring” items.  I know I will miss quite a few, but this DSP is probably my favorite ever.  I love purples and bold.  Can you guess which one it is?

 

 

I suppose the title was a bit of a hint.  Yes, It is the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.  Thankfully the Painted Poppies and matching dies are going to carry over into the new catalog.

For this card I showcased my favorite two pieces of the DSP.  And that was hard to narrow it down to just two.  But since I love purple, I went with the Purple polka dot, which is a mixture of Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bushel.  The top layer has those colors as well as a couple of green and a touch of blue.

I focused with the Blackberry Bushel and Rich Razzleberry for the flowers of my stamped image.  I stamped in Rich Razzleberry and used the speckled stamp to stamp the center areas with Blackberry Bushel.  The leaves I stamped in Old Olive and colored using the Old Olive Stampn’ Blends.

The sentiment is from another stamp set that I am thrilled is carrying over.  It is the Inspiring Iris.  That is a wonderfully flexible stamp set.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have your order ready to go for tomorrow morning, or middle of the night if you are a light sleeper 🙂 !!

 

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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.

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

Mini Catalog Retiring List:


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Rainbow of Thanks

I have seen quite a few cards in the last week with a Rainbow background.  I decided to give it a shot myself.  I am not the greatest with watercolor backgrounds, but am quite happy with the results.

 

 

The sentiments that I used are from the New Early Release of the Ornate Suite of products.  This is the Ornate Thanks stamp set.  You can get it all now, or wait until the next Annual Catalog, which is not very far away!!  I do love the mix of the bold and the cursive fonts.

My background is made using all of the 2018-2020 In Color re-inkers.  These colors will be going away with the end of the current Annual Catalog.  Actually they will probably be gone before then.  Usually everyone decides at the Retiring List debut that they need to stock up on the colors they love.  The In Colors retiring are usually the first to go.  And as you can see, these colors are all bright and gorgeous.  I recommend that if you like these…..order them now!

For the background, I put a drop of each ink color on my Clear Block “H”.  I then used my Aqua Painter with water to pick up each color and add it to the Shimmery White card stock.  (You can use water or alcohol in your aqua painter.  Alcohol dries quicker, but at the same time occasionally dries too quickly)  You can use Watercolor Paper, and it may work better, but I love the shimmery effect you get as a bonus.  I went in the order of colors I thought would look best.  I am not sure how a rainbow goes 🙂

The ribbon is from the 2018-2020 colors as well.  I used the Grapefruit Grove as the base and then added little strips of the Pineapple Punch and Blueberry Bushel.  A great look with very little ribbon use.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you were able to enjoy the Easter weekend.

 


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More Like You

I have another Springtime card to share today.  I have also used another one of the products from the Early Release Suite, Ornate Gardens.  Yesterday I used the Designer Series Paper.  Today I am using the Ornate Layers Dies.  At this one at a time rate, I will have used them all by the end of the month. 🙂

 

Stampin' Up!, Free As A Bird, Bird Ballad, Ornate Layers, Stitched Rectangles, Jackie Beers

 

The Ornate Layers Dies are fabulous.  The newer dies also seem to be, at least to me, sharper than the old dies. It makes for an easier release of all the little pieces.  I also had a Wahoo find for the sentiment layer.  The smaller of the Stitched Rectangle Dies fits perfectly inside this Ornate layer.

Here is a picture of the die I used.

 

The sentiment is the only stamp I used from the Free As A Bird set, but I believe it is a great one for so many people during this unusual situation.  From the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, I used two different sheets.  They are layered on a piece of Whisper White, and then onto a piece of So Saffron to match the Ornate Layer.

I used the Braided Burlap Trim to ground the sentiment and join the two pieces of DSP.  It also gives a little nod to the bird colors.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you find some crafting time over the weekend, or whatever you can do to relax.


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