Pop Of Elegance

Today I am using a stamp from the Elegantly Said stamp set.  Except the card is not at all elegant!  It is fun and sort of loud.  And that is okay with me!!

 

Stampin' Up!, Elegantly Said, Hippo & Friends, Bloom Where You're Planted, Jackie Beers

 

Color

Doesn’t the Magenta Madness sort of shout out for you to “look here”?  I love the brightness!  It is softened quite a bit with the DSP and the Gray Granite.  Not everyone is into really bright and I think this would be acceptable to most folks.

I chose the bright Magenta Madness and Polished Pink for the flowers first.  And yes that is different because I usually get the color from the DSP.  But since this piece of the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper sheet doesn’t have much in the way of color, I had to come up with my own.  The Evening Evergreen for the stem and leaves also keeps the pinks from all running together.

Technique

This is an old technique that I often wonder if it is used very much anymore.  I colored the red rubber stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers.  It doesn’t seem that as many people purchase the Markers any longer.  They now come in the Color Families and that makes it a bit more of a purchase . The In Color Families are 5 markers for 15.00 and the Color Family markers are 10 markers for 30.00.  Since they seem to last forever, I think these are still a very good price point.

Before I stamped the flowers, I die cut the shape using the Hippo & Friends Die set.  I adore the shapes that this set has for layering.  I die cut first to make sure I had enough space since I was using a scrap of paper.  Then it was just color the red rubber stamp with the markers, give it a little huff (or as a fellow demonstrator once said “the breath of life”!)  This is to moisten the ink well in case it is beginning to dry on the stamp.  Same idea as using the water and the Simply Shammy to clean the stamps.

Finishing Touches

I glued all of the layers onto the Magenta Madness base card.  With Stampin’ Dimensionals added to the back of my stamped image,  But with the backings still attached.  it was easy to play with the ribbon and decide how I wanted it to look.

After making a final decision, I added just a couple of short lines of Stampin’ Seal beneath where the image would be placed.  Weaving the ribbon back and forth was a fun minute of play time trying to get it to stick where I wanted it to be and not where it wanted to be!  With the stamped image set into place you could not see the mess of ribbon underneath.  That is my secret!

Once again, I have used DSP that is part of the Designer Series paper Sale!  You still have a bit more time to stock up on this gorgeous paper.

 

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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July InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature Christmas! I hope you are in a Holiday mood because there is a lot of Christmas fun headed your way. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
Christmas is my favorite time of year for card making.  I am very excited to share with you a card using two of the Christmas sets in the upcoming Mini Catalog.

Stampin' Up!, stockings dies, whimsical trees, tidings of christmas, Jackie Beers

 

Stockings

The stockings are so darn cute!!  They are from the Stockings Dies as part of the Sweet Stockings Suite of products.  For this card I only used the stockings from the suite.  I wanted them to be the star of the show.  Instead of stamping the design stocking, I used the Greenery Embossing Folder to give them the knitted looking texture.  The toe layer is part of the dies as is the front banner looking lever holding the stockings.

I added just a simple sentiment of “Joy” by going with a third stocking.  This one is cut from the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I then used Cherry Cobbler Ink to stamp the Joy.  The Joy and the inside sentiment are both from the Whimsical Trees stamp set.  That is another great set!

Colors

The color choices all came from the gorgeous DSP.  As mentioned above, it is the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog.  I fell in love with this piece immediately.  For a different look to my card, I went with Pool Party as the base color.  It is not a listed color of the paper stack but works perfectly.

The Sahara Sand also works perfectly with this sheet of paper.  I used it to separate the base and DSP.  The lever on the front has a little strip of another sheet from the DSP pack.  To bring out the Real Red / Cherry Cobbler of the paper, I added that strip to hang the stockings from.  And to also stamp the Joy on the center stocking.

Layout and Measurements

This card is one I have seen several times lately.  I think of it as an offset gate fold card.  I have already played with a variety of different sizes of the folds.  Here are the measurements for this one.

  • Base of Pool Party is cut to 4 1/4 X 11 and scored at 4 & 9 1/2
  • Sahara Sand is cut to 4 X 3 3/4 and 4 X 1 1/4
  • DSP is cut to 3 7/8 X 3 5/8 and 3 7/8 X 1 18
  • Inside White layer is 4 X 5 1/4

 

Here is a view of the open card.  I added an extra stocking there as well.

 

Reminder that the stockings and sentiments are from the Stockings Dies and the Whimsical Trees (sentiments) stamp set.  These products are in the Mini Catalog that goes live on August 3rd.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Marylin Jones at Stamp With MJ. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Marylin Jones at Stamp with MJ
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

 

 

 

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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Have A Peachy Day

I know I have used the Sweet As A Peach stamp set a few times.  It is just so darn cute!!!  For today’s version I have added a little bit of a fun fold / layout.  It is still super sweet!

 

Stampin' Up!, sweet as a peach, youre a peach, you're a peach, jackie beers

 

And here is a view of the inside

 

 

Layout / Fun Fold

This is another simple fun fold that looks very nice.  The base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/2.  Then I cut off 2 1/4 from the right edge of the front section.  (Save that piece for another project)   I used the second largest of the Scalloped Contours Dies for the top layer.  It is centered and only adhered to the left section.  The front focal layer is the next smaller of the Scalloped Contours Dies.  I cut two pieces of Basic White with this.  One is used on the inside.

Colors

As always, the DSP helps with color choices.  The Balmy Blue is from the little blue flower in the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper.  I chose the softer striped blue DSP as a complimenting piece to the flower sheet.

The peach is inked using the Pale Papaya Ink pad.  I then used a sponge to add a light touch of Calypso Coral to the side and top of the stamp.  (Note: when doing this technique, get a little ink on your sponge and then tap it onto the stamp.  Do not rub.)  The leaf is stamped with Pear Pizzaz Ink.  Both sentiments are stamped using Calypso Coral Ink.

Designer Series Paper Sale

The paper sale is in the last 2 weeks.  I have once again used one of the papers included in the sale.  You can see how gorgeous this paper is!

 

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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Mini Catalog Paper Share

July – December 2021 Mini Catalog Paper Share

For the first time I am doing a Paper Share for the upcoming Mini Catalog.  It is the New paper only.  None of the Returning Favorites are included.

You will receive 146 sheets of 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  If a paper is double sided, you receive two pieces.  That way you have both sides of the sheet to use.

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

 

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

 

 


 

 

Bow Tie Birthday

A dear friend and former co-worker had a milestone birthday yesterday.  He is a happy 80 years of age!  So I had to make him a special birthday card.  I did not add the numbers, but did use the colors for his favorite team.

 

Stampin' Up!, Biggest Wish, Suit & Ties, Pattern Party, Jackie Beers

 

Colors

The colors for the card are Red and Black.  I began with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock with a top fold.  That is my preference because it is so easy to display with that fold.  The DSP is from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.  This is a FABULOUS pack of paper that is a Host Rewards only purchase.  There are 48 sheets of DSP in this pack.  And what a variety!!!

I added a layer of Basic Black between the Thick White and the DSP.  Otherwise the DSP would just blend in with the White.  The red bow ties, and red strips with the Happy Birthday compliment the black of the DSP very well.  Of course I had to add some of the Black Dots to tie everything together.

Stamps

I used my first choice for this manly card.  It is the Biggest Wish stamp set for the Happy Birthday.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  It simply makes the sentiment shine!

The bow ties are stamped using Real Red Ink and then die cut using the Suit & Tie Dies.  There are actually two different bow ties, but I opted to use the larger one.

This was really a pretty quick card to create.  The hardest part was figuring the layout with the sentiment strips.  I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

 

 

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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Fold Out Gift Card Holder

The card I have to share with you today is one of my favorites.  It is a gift card holder.  I love gift cards more and more I as I get older.  I never know what gift to give someone.  So I make quite a few cards to enclose gift cards in.

 

 

Layout

This card is the one I mentioned on Tuesday’s post.  You can see that post here to compare cards.   This card led me to make the card from Tuesday.  The only differences are the horizontal vs vertical and that this holds a gift card.

Here is a photo of the section opened

 

 

I have not added an inside sentiment.  I tend to wait until I know who is going to receive the card.  The difference between the two cards is the length of this folded piece.  This one is 4 X 11, scored at 3, 6, & 9.  The 9 fold is folded onto itself and adhered along the sides to hold the gift card.

Paper and Stamps

The gorgeous paper that is showing on the base layer and the gift card section is from the Beauty of The Earth Designer Series Paper.  And it is one of the DSP Sale packs for 15% off!!!!  The stamp set is the Lovely You stamp set.  I thought the leaf stamp matched the blue image in the DSP.

The image is stamped using Misty Moonlight Ink and is stamped off before stamping on the cardstock.  I did three or four stampings to make the image I wanted.  The Just Because is also in the stamp set.  Sometimes we do not need a special occasion to think of those we care about and send them a little something!

Finishing

Even though this card is a bit simple, it still requites a bit of a final touch.  For me it was deciding how to keep the folded section secure.  I debated on a belly band, but finally decided on adding some ribbon.  I wanted the blue and the Misty Moonlight ribbon has retired.  The little idea bulb popped on though with regard to Stampin’ Blends.

I used the White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon and my Silicone Mat.  By simply dragging the Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend across the ribbon, it colored very quickly.  The ink spreads a bit.  So the coloring , even for a longer length like this one, is very quick.  And it dries almost immediately.  Plus there is the added bonus that the coloring takes away the static cling that this ribbon tends to have.  Win/ Win/ Win!!!

Measurements

  • Base card is 5 1/2 X 4 1/4
  • White layer is 5 1/4 X 3
  • DSP layer is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • Folded Old Olive is 4 X 11, scored at 3, 6, 9
  • Small DSP is 3 7/8 X 1 7/8
  • Front Misty Moonlight is 2 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • Front White is 2 1/2 X 3 1/2
  • Inside White is 2 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • Ribbon is cut to 19″

 

 

 

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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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!!

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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Birthday Flowers

I really like Bundles, and Stampin’ Up! outdoes theirselves constantly with some of the best.  My favorite bundle type is the Punch Bundles.  Punches are just so quick and easy to use.  I like quick cards for the most part and punches aid me in achieving the quick part.  For today’s card, I joined Embossing, (is this sounding familiar from the last couple of days?) with a punch bundle.  I hope you like this one.

 

Stampin' Up!, flowers of Friendship, happiest of birthdays, ornate floral, jackie beers

 

 

Stamps

My original idea for this card was actually more simple than the end result.  From the beginning however, the focus was the flower from the Flowers of Friendship Bundle.  A fellow demonstrator shared the idea of using the stamped and punched image being cut into layered petals for the largest flower.  I love the idea and that was my first plans.

I stamped the image onto Basic White using Basic Gray Ink.  The Basic Gray is not quite as bold as the Memento Tuxedo Black.  The flowers and leaves were colored using Just Jade and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends.  For the larger flower, the image is stamped onto Fresh Freesia cardstock using Fresh Freesia Ink.   It is punched using the Flowers and Leaves Punch in the bundle, cut into petals and layered over the flower.

Layout

Once I finished the flower layer, the plan was to simply layer it over a piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock.  That just looked too plain.  I flipped through the embossing folders and found the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  You can’t have too many flowers!  After embossing the cardstock, it is layered on a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock, and the floral layer adhered on top.

Finishing

For the finishing touches, I added the fun sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays.  When I placed it on the card the first time, I thought it looked like a flower pot with the flowers sticking out.  To tie in something to match the green of the leaves, I added a piece of the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon.  Just a small strip of ribbon really adds a punch.  It is adhered and then the sentiment added using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The last thing added was one of the Pastel Pearls at the base of the main flower.

The card is actually still a quick card to make even if not quite as simple as I originally planned.

 

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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