Nature’s Prints

Sharing the beautiful Sun Prints Designer Series Paper brings me happiness.  And it can be the star of the card.  That is the case for today’s quick, Fun Fold card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Nature's Prints, Very Best Occasions, Sun Prints, Double Oval Punch, Jackie Beers

Paper

The variations in colors of the Sun Prints Designer Series paper is so pretty!  And that is an understatement.  The pack is variations of Blue, gray and white.  This piece is particularly appealing to me and is why I chose it for this card.  Sadly a Sympathy cards was needed and I wanted it to be caring and pretty at the same time.

The DSP is paired with a color I rarely use.  It is the Gray Granite.  This color has a brownish tone to it compared to say Smoky Slate, which has a silvery tone.  And either of these would work with this DSP.  But the Gray Granite is maybe a touch softer so it seems to pull out the softer shades in the paper.

Stamps

There are two wonderful stamp sets used on this card.  The first is the set for the sentiments.  It is an awesome stamp set named Very Best Occasions and is in the Mini Catalog.  Better yet is that it is paired in a bundle with the Very Best Trio Punch.  The punch was used in a card last week for decoration on the focal layer.  For a quick and beautiful edge to a layer, I highly recommend the punch and these sentiments are a nice mix of different occasions.

The second stamp set is the Nature’s Print stamp set.   To give some beauty to the White part of the card which shows above the sentiment flap, I used one of the floral stamps.  It is stamped in Gray Granite Ink and then stamped off before stamping the White layer.  This gives quite a bit softer shade of color.  But you still get the definition of the stamp.

Card Design

This card qualifies in my book as a Fun Fold.  It is a quick and easy one to do, which is a super bonus.  The card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored on the 8 1/2 side at 4 1/4.  Then you cut off 2″ from the front flap.  Save that piece because it becomes the little flap!  Fold that 2 X 5 1/2 piece in half and burnish the fold.  Then adhere half behind the White piece prior to adding the White inside layer.

The DSP pieces are 1 7/8 X 5 1/8 and 2 3/8 X 1 5/8.  Each of these pieces is layered onto a piece of Basic White that are cut 2 X 5 1/4 and 2 1/2 X 1 3/4.  The inside White layer is cut 4 X 5 1/4.  As a finishing touch, the front sentiment layer, is stamped using Gray Granite Ink.  The Double Oval Punch is used to cut the sentiment and the background scalloped layer.  This is probably my most used punch!  And this may be my card requiring the least number of supplies I have ever made!! 🙂

Here is a look at the open card.

 

 

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June Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is “CASE the Catalog” so the Design Team chose a card from the new Annual Catalog and has CASEd it with their own creative twist. We really hope that you are inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My choice for the CASE the Catalog was on page 66 of the Annual Catalog.  This card features the True Beauty Bundle.  Having the matching dies, Organic Beauty, for this stamp set is awesome.

 

Stampin' Up!, True Beauty, Organic Beauty Dies, Double Oval Punch, Fun Flower Resin Shapes, Hues of Happiness, Jackie Bees

 

The Bundle

Having this many pieces in the middle of a card is quite different than my normal ones.  However in CASEing the catalog, my inspiration was a mix of the framed piece and the green card.  Both had layers of flowers.  Thankfully the die set makes cutting out the stamped flowers a piece of cake.  Plus it was just as easy to add a few of the pieces by simply cutting them out of colored cardstock.   And the surprising favorite is the lattice looking background piece.

You may remember a card from last week which had this same lattice look.  The piece is large so by cutting it in half, I was able to make two cards from the one die cut.

Paper

The bright and beautiful colors of the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper were where the color choices came from.  This piece is actually what would probably be considered the “back” side of one of the roses pieces of the DSP.  But these are “Happy” flowers, so they became the star.  Sweet Sorbet has grown on me quickly and earned the starring role of this card.  Of course the Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight always pop as well as being in the floral paper.

Punches and Embellishments

It took some looking through products to decide on how to showcase the sentiment with all of the flower layers.   Finally one of my favorite punches won the place of honor.  It is the Double Oval Punch.  This punch gets used fairly often both together or one of the two used singly.  The scalloped edging adds a bit more texture, like more was really necessary, to the card.  And to finish this one, I added a few of the Fun Flower Resin Shapes.  These were not on my immediate order list.  But I am so happy to have them.  They almost match the flowers on the paper perfectly!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on July 13th. Our theme will be “Create Your Own Background” when our Design Team creates a background using any technique they wish, such as stencils, stamping, watercolor, embossing but not DSP.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  17. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  18. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja

 

 

 

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Sending Comfort

The new Sending Smiles Bundle is an awesome one that works fits many occasions.  Today’s project is a Sending Sympathy and Love card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Sending Smiles, Organic Beauty Dies, Hues of Happiness, Jackie Beers

 

This card is a variety of different products mixed together for an eclectic look.  And a different look than I normally create.

Background

There are several different elements making up this different background look.  The card base is one of the New In Colors named Orchid Oasis.  This color has a really Fresh look to it.  Playing off of the flower center brings the Mango Melody paper into the mix.   Actually it is a “back” side of the Hues of Happiness paper.  The variation of color fit perfectly with my theme.

And finally the lattice looking layer is from the Organic Beauty Dies.  Only half of the die cut piece is used and it is cut an an angle.  Most of the little filler shapes were left out.  It seemed a few were all it needed.

Flower

Following along with the richness of the card base, I went with Sweet Sorbet for the flower itself.  And the center is Mango Melody matching the background paper.  The stem and leaves are stamped using Shaded Spruce Ink.  Please do not think the unevenness of the right leaf is poor stamping. This look was actually done on purpose and looks much better in person.  I accidentally “slid” the stamp on the ink pad and loved the variegated look that it left.

Sentiments

Both of the sentiments are from the Stamp set and Dies.  As is the shape for the Comfort & Strength sentiment.  You know how I love all in one bundles!  Instead of using  the little dot of cardstock for dotting the “i”, I added one of the Iridescent Pearls.  These are so pretty!  And of course I had to add a few more scattered around the lattice section.

 

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Rose of Sympathy

The Ranunculus Romance Bundle was one I overlooked originally.  Now I am in LOVE with the elements of this set.

 

Stampin' Up!, Ranunculus Romance Bundle, Bamboo Beauty, Brushed Brass Butterflies, Double Oval Punch, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps and Dies

The Ranunculus Romance Bundle may be a little difficult to say, or spell, but it is awesome!  In addition to flowers there are postmark, old writing, etc.  Plus some great sentiments.  I used several of the stamps for this card.  I was going for the Time-worn style, which is very different for me.

The roses and extra foliage are part of the dies.  I randomly and repeatedly stamped the old writing.  Then added the ribbon looking long stamp down the side for a bit of a different look.  The sentiment is from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set.  That is another great set, especially for sweet sentiments.

 

Paper and Punches

I colored the flowers first to decide on the color palette I wanted.  So with Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen as the colors, I looked for a DSP that would work.  It was found in the New Horizons 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  This is one of the “back sides” of the beautiful water color paper.  And this has a watercolor look as well.  To better show the paper, I placed the DSP and the focal layer at different angles.  Tearing the focal layer was another nod to the time-worn look.

For a finishing touch, and sadly it doesn’t show well in the photo, I flicked the Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen, and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Write Markers over the focal layer.  I had left too many blank spots for the look I wanted.  To show off the sentiment, I stamped it and then punched the layers using the Double Oval Punch.  This punch is a Must Have in my opinion.  And the final touch is the Soft Succulent ribbon around the flowers.  Also there is one little Brass Butterfly floating on the largest flower.

 

 

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Gather Together

I am loving playing with all of the new products from the Mini Catalog.  The one I am showcasing today is the Pretty Pumpkin Bundle.  The matching Dies are fabulous!!!

 

 

Paper

The beginning of this fun card was this Soft Succulent piece of DSP from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper.  I love the faded look to the background as well as the script writing.  Knowing that I was playing with pumpkins, I had to choose a color that worked with the Soft Succulent.  I actually found two other pieces of DSP from that same pack of paper.  Instead of a Pumpkin Pie pattern, they are Calypso Coral.  But they are gorgeous pumpkins!

To Die cut the larger and fancier pumpkin, I added the Adhesive Sheet to the piece of DSP.  I cut a piece a little larger than the die and added the Adhesive sheet, and then die cut the image.  This turns the pumpkin into basically a sticker.  No fighting trying to get that pumpkin glued down without a mess!  The smaller pumpkin is adhered with a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamps

There is very little stamping on this card.  The “vine” for the pumpkins got hidden a bit.  You can see it to the left of the smaller pumpkin.  It is stamped and colored with Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends.  There is a matching die for it as well.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and I love everything about it.  It has such a beautiful font that makes it sort of fancy I believe.  To showcase the sentiment I stamped it and then die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  The finishing touch is a Genial Gem that matches the Soft Succulent perfectly!

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Good Things

I have paired some more neutral type stamp sets to make today’s card.  It could be a masculine card with the colors I chose, or it could be just more a “nature” type card.  Either way, I hope you like it.

Stampin' Up!, Enjoy the moment, Very Versailles, Jackie Beers

 

Colors

Are you shocked that I do not have DSP in the card?  I sort of was.  It is the second in a row without DSP.  That is probably a record.  So instead of getting colors from the designer paper, I got them from the image.

The pod was what I used to decide the colors.  Sadly I cannot name what type of pod this is.  But I know it is supposed to be brown.   Because of my favorite width for my layers, you cannot really see the Mossy Meadow sticking out from behind the Very Vanilla.

I carried the colors from the cardstock to the Ink colors I used.  The leaves are Mossy Meadow, the Pod Soft Suede and then a softer color for the written backgroundj.  It is Sahara Sand that is stamped off before putting to the paper.

Stamps

The stamp sets are both of similar, nature theme.  They are the Enjoy The Moment for the pods and sentiment.  For the leaves and background script stamps I went to Very Versailles.  This is a go to stamp set for background images when I want stamped backgrounds or collage type cards.

All of the images are sort of distressed looking. Even the sentiment.  It is from the Enjoy The Moment stamp set also.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for it to help it stand out a bit more than the other images.  As a finishing touch I relied on my favorite ribbon, the Linen Thread.  It is always a go to for a touch of rustic, natural look.

 

 

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

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Jackie

 

 


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