Stitched Leaves Note Cards

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop!  I added a little Note that I had a bonus project to share with you today.  Using the negatives from the die cut leaves, I created three note cards that are perfect little Thinking Of You type cards.  I am making more than three, but these are the three designs.

 

This one is die cut with Just Jade card stock and the stamping is in Just Jade as well.  The plaid is the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  (I used different sheets of the Plaid Tidings for all of the cards.)  I also added a Misty Moonlight In Color Enamel Dot to coordinate with the Misty Moonlight in the DSP.  There is Just Jade in the DSP also, it just doesn’t show much in the photo.

 

For this card, I backed the Bumblee card stock with Basic Black to match the Black in the Plaid Tidings DSP.  The sentiment is in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I also added a Bumblee In Color Enamel Dot.  The black and white baker’s twine is from the Playful Pets Trim Combo.  It worked perfectly here.

 

This is the final one.  I think this piece of the plaid worked best with the Cinnamon Cider card stock.  Due to the length of the stem of this leaf, it needed a touch of something.   It received a bow made of Linen Thread .  The Bumblebee In Color Enamel Dot seems the best match for the sentiment due to the lighter tones in the plaid.  The sentiment is stamped in Cinnamon Cider.

I hope I inspired you to make use of the negatives left from these gorgeous leaves.  It is hard for me to choose which I like best, the leaf or the negative!  Please let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you.  And please know that even though my responses do not show in the post, I respond by email to every comment.  I feel that is a more personal touch.

 


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Thought of You

I have another Sneak Peek for you today.  This one is one I skipped over the first time through the Mini Catalog.  But when I was seriously looking at everything, I saw it and immediately knew I had to have it.

 

 

I did not realize until I was writing this post, that I had used Just Jade on the card from yesterday.  It is definitely becoming a favorite for greens.  This great set I used today is called Love of Leaves and it is a Bundle.  There are four leaves that having matching dies.  But there are two dies for each of the leaves.  There is this negative cut I used here, which then gives you the die cut leaf.  However, there is a detailed leaf as well.  It has definition to the cut out leaf. And then there are the leaf stamps and some sentiments.  It is a multi-use bundle!!

I went with the simplistic look today.  The base of the card is Just Jade, with a layer of Mint Macaron behind the Whisper White and DSP.  I die cut the leaf and used the negative. I added some leafy DSP from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper.  I love how the stitching around the leaf shape really stands out!

I added the sentiment using Just Jade Ink. .  I felt the full strength ink was a bit dark for the stamped leaf.  So I “stamped Off” before stamping it next to the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow.  I will be participating in the InKing Royalty  Blog Hop tomorrow.  So there will be additional project ideas from some very creative demonstrators for you to check out.

Bonus Days is back  and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. When you place a qualifying order, you will receive an email containing the code.  SAVE the email!!!  There is no way to retrieve it later.  So print it and put it with your catalog or on your calendar to redeem in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can get.  WooHoo!

 

 


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You Make Me Smile

I want to share some sunshine here and make you all relax and hopefully Smile!  So the next couple of posts are going to be along those lines.  Today I have a daisy, which is simple flower that always makes me smile.

 

 

I have a mix of bundles for this card.  The Daisy Lane stamp set debuted in a previous catalog as a bundle with the Medium Daisy Punch.  Although they are no longer a bundle, they are both in the current catalog.  The other is the Many Mates Bundle.  It is the sentiment and the background for the daisies.  The sentiments for this set are varied and a mix of fonts.  The mixed fonts are always a favorite of mine.

I also used the Lovely Label Punch for the sentiment.  I adore the two different shapes for the ends of the punch.  In case you missed it.  I did a tip in one of last weeks posts that shares how to get the equal distance on each end of your sentiment.  Click HERE to go to that post.  The tip is in the middle of the post.

For the daisies, I punched four daisies to make the two flowers.  I fussy cut the small daisy and the fern.  The fern was an experiment.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock, and to say it didn’t look good was mild.  The white actually shined, in a bad way!!  So I used my Light Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend and went over the entire leaf.  I was happy with that.  I was trying not to use another set of dies to get some greenery.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another Smile project.

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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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.

 

By Clicking on the Giveback picture, you will be taken to the page to order this awesome digital download.

 

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.

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Healing Hugs

I am back to the gorgeous designer series paper today.  I have used the Pressed Petals DSP probably more than any from the current catalog.  I love all of the colors that are in it!  You can pair a favorite, or one you hardly ever use, to make special cards.  This one for today would cheer up someone’s day whether they are ill, having a difficult time, or during this situation could just use a HUG!  I know I could use a Hug occasionally!.

 

 

The sentiment and dies are from the So Sentimental bundle, and “YAY” they are carrying over to the new catalog. Those shapes are wonderful together or separately.

The Blueberry Bushel card stock and ink however are retiring.  They are part of the 2018-2020 In Colors.  The ribbon in Blueberry Bushel as well as the Whisper White Flax ribbon are both retiring.  I adore that White Flax ribbon.  The Burlap version of that ribbon is retiring also.  Both are so great for a little bit of texture, like I used it today.

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you have not purchased the Give Back Digital Stamp Set.  I have the link below.  100% of the price will be donated.

By Clicking on the Giveback picture, you will be taken to the page to order this awesome digital download.

 

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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Special Balloon

I have a lot of Designer Series Paper as I am sure you know.  I use it on almost all of my cards.  This time of year I begin to panic that I have too much with the Annual Catalog winding down.  I had the idea of going through the papers and doing a card using each of the packages.  Silly me, that really isn’t going to put a dent in it!!! 🙂

 

 

I love the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  So it was one of the first packages I picked up.  At first you may think it is only for romance or valentine.  I do not really think so.  It is for any card that comes from the heart.

I saw the sentiment in the Special Someone stamp set and just knew it was a perfect one for our current situation.  I think we all need some healing, even if we have not been sick.  The Special Someone stamp set has a matching set of dies that came out after the stamp set.  I really hope they carry over to the next Annual Catalog.  These critters are so adorable.

I stamped the squirrel and then masked the bottom section of the balloon.  It was too long for the layer I was planning.  I then used the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker to make the little loop through his hand.  The balloon is stamped and then cut out for a bit of depth.

The sentiment is in two pieces as I have them.  I just cut them out with the Classic Label Punch and staggered them in the corner.  You can see the left end is the normal Classic Label punched end. The right side I put back into the end of the punch to get the flag look.

The two different DSP are both from the From My Heart DSP.  I love using companion pieces to compliment each other.

It may not seem so, but the Mini Catalog and the Annual Catalog are both coming to an end.  June is not too far away.  The Retiring List should be out around the first of the month.  If there are any products from either catalog still on your wish list, now is the time to order.  Especially the outgoing In Colors, they tend to go quickly.

I know there are products that are on the Not Orderable List due to the shipping slow down from China.  I will let you know as soon as I do when items are available again.

 


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