Sweet Birthday

My card to share today is made from the negative of the Adoring Hearts from a few days ago.  And is paired with a fabulous new Online Exclusive.

 

Stampin' Up!, Sweetly Scripted, Flight and airy, decorative circle, adoring hearts, charming sentiments, jackie beers

 

Adoring Hearts

The strip of hearts is part of the negative from the card I posted on February 5th.  You can see that card hereYou do the embossing and cutting with just a 6X6 piece of card stock.  And you end up with 9 hearts and the sheet with 9 hearts cut out.  I used one strip of the sheet for this card.  You can see the close up details below.  I love the little hearts and it shows that this negative was intended to be used!

 

Stamps

The lovely Happy Birthday is a new Online Exclusive that will be available on March 5 to customers.  All of the images are script like this.  And it has a long tail on each end of the sentiment.  Because of where I wanted to place it, I masked part of the tail on each end.  These sentiments will be wonderful for making quick cards where the sentiment is the star of the show.  And the inside sentiment, you will see below, is from the awesome Charming Sentiments set.

Papers

The DSP is as much the star of this card as the stamp and die cut is.  I have used two pieces from the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  The strip behind the open hearts is a soft look that I love.  But the birds are really the focal piece.  I almost feel like I am cheating by not having to stamp and color the images.  The soft colors made choosing a base color a little difficult.  But I opted for Bubble Bath.  As I was putting the card together I thought how well this card would work for a baby card as well with the soft colors.

Punch and Finishes

The birds are punched using the Decorative Circle Punch.  I also punched a Bubble Bath layer and sandwiched the two pieces together.  This is a Fun Fold, and I will show the rest of the card in a minute, it needed to be stronger than only the DSP thickness.  By sandwiching it together, it does not detract from the birds.  And to finish off the card I added the Iridescent Foil Gems for some Bling!

Measurements

This is a Fun Fold and a very simple one.  Plus it can hold a gift card as well.  I love that option!  Here is the open view.

 

The card base of Bubble Bath is cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2.  It is scored at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2.  Fold and burnish on the score lines.  Both fold to the inside.  I folded up the 6 1/2 score and used Tear & Tape on each end to create the pocket.  That is the hard part of the card! LOL!!  The inside Basic White is 4 1/2 X 3 3/4, and a gift card will slide in their as well.  The front strip is Basic White at 5 1/2 X 2, with DSP at 5 1/2 X 1 1/2.  The strip of the die cut is 5 1/2 X 1 3/4.  And the bottom sentiment White is also 5 1/2 X 2.

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Ice Cream Valentine

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Today I am sharing a fun Slim Line card with the Ice Cream Swirl Bundle as a Valentine Card.  What could be better than ice cream and your sweetheart?  Maybe more ice cream?? LOL!!!

 

Stampin' Up!, Ice Cream Swirl, Bee Builder Punch, Country Bouquet, Sweet Sorbet Ribbon, Bee Mine, Jackie Beers

 

Bundles and Stamps

The star of this card is the Ice Cream Swirl Bundle.  I love the ice cream cone!  The dies are amazing and so simple to layer.  Since my husband likes vanilla ice cream, it was simple to use Basic White for the ice cream.  The base is a solid piece with the more swirled look layered on top.  It gives a great 3D look to the ice cream.  And the cone has definition build into the die.  An Easy Peasy layer.

The stamp part of the bundle is on the inside of the card.  But I did add another great Valentine set for the front sentiment.  The For You is from the Country Bouquet stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  I wanted just a small tag for the ice cream cone.

Punches

This card is fairly simple looking but utilized a variety of products.  There are two stamp sets and one die set mentioned above.  And then I used two separate punches.  The sweet hearts are from the Bee Builder Punch.  The larger heart is used to punch the bee wings, and the smaller ones are for the antenna.  I was thrilled when Stampin’ Up! showed those extra uses for the punch!

The second punch is for the tag.  It is the Best Label Punch.  This little guy  is a favorite for simple little tags like this one.  I use it fairly often for sweet and little sentiments.  Adding the ribbon may seem a little odd on an ice cream cone.  I call that creative license! LOL!!!

Papers

The fun hearts paper is from the Bee Mine Designer pack.  Fun but not overly girly.  I paired it with Real Red card base and just a layer of Basic White.  Of course the hearts are Real Red as well.  I consider the hearts as my bling on this card.  And I know that is shocking.  But I was being conservative.

Measurements

Since this is a slim line that I have not used in a while, I have measurements for you.  The card base is 8 1/2 X 7 and scored and folded at 3 1/2.  The White layer is 8 1/4 X 3 1/4.  I cut two of those, one for front and one for inside.  And the DSP is 8 X 3.  I hope you will give a slim line a shot!

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Simply Appreciated

A sweet appreciation card is what I have to share today.  It stars a few Sale-A-Bration items that add definition and fun to the card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Thoughtful Expressions, Softly Sophisticated, Designer Tags, flight and airy, jackie beers

 

Stamp Bundle

The sweet background for this card is made with DSP, that I will get to in a minute, and the gorgeous Embossing Folder that is part of the Softly Sophisticated Bundle.  This is a Sale-A-Bration Bundle.  You can see the fun design the embossing folder leaves.  It works great with the variegated color in the DSP.

The stamps from this bundle are what created the flowers in the focal center.  The greenery is one stamp and the flowers another.  To create this scene I stamped twice.  Actually I die cut the shape prior to stamping.  This made it easier to fill the area than to try to gauge how much space I had.

Focal Layers

There are two focal points on this card and they actually work well together.  The first is the floral area.  The Softly Sophisticated flowers are die cut using the second largest of the Thoughtful Expressions Dies from the Mini Catalog.  These are a bundle in the Mini Catalog.  I love both of the layering shapes in this die set.  They are both unique shapes and multiples of each.

The second focal point is the tag.  This tag is from the Designer Tags Dies.  It is a die set in the Annual Catalog.  The sentiment is part of the Softly Sophisticated stamp set also.

Papers

The papers on this card are minimal.  I used Basic White Thick card stock for the card base as I wanted the focal layers to pop.  And the fun variegated blue is from the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper, a Sale-A-Bration paper.  It is one of the reverse sides of the birds.

Finishes

The focal layers are raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals and layered over each other.  I used the White Baker’s Twine colored with a Boho Blue Stampin’ Write Marker to make the little bow.  This needed a small bow and coloring Bakers Twine is an easy way to do that.  The final touch is a scattering of Iridescent Pearls.

 

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Good Things

Today’s card is a fairly “clean” card.  At least for me anyway.  It stars the Delicate Forest stamp set and is a two tone card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Delicate Forest, Rainbow Dots, Boho Blue Ribbon, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

This simple, and perfect, little tree is just enough to work on this card.  It is from the Delicate Forest stamp set.  This is a Bundle set, but I only utilized the stamps.  I wanted a quick and easy, and ended with Quick, Easy, and Clean all in one.  Clean is not something I can say very often.  I like layers and texture.

The sentiment is also from the stamp set.  The boldness of the letters is a bit of contrast to the softer tree.  For the inside of the card, which I show a bit further down, I also added a small stamp of trees.  The inside sentiment is absent as this could be a “wait and see what you need” type card regarding that sentiment.

Layers

The idea from the beginning was the two tone card.  So I began with Basic White, and this is the regular weight.  Next is the layer of Boho Blue.  Followed by another Basic White.  Then I wrapped the two layers with the Boho Blue Ribbon.  I was being a little different for me and added a layer to the inside.  By using the regular weight Basic White, it was fine to add another layer without making it too thick.  Here is a view of the inside.

 

 

Finishes

The Boho Blue Ribbon, with the simple knot, is part of the finishes.  But I also added a trio of the Boho Blue Dots from the Rainbow Dots.  Keeping the blue theme ties everything together.

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Gold Flowers

The card today begins with the gorgeous Gold Foiled Flowers Cards and Envelopes in the Mini Catalog.  When you have this as the base, the card is so easy to build.

 

Stampin' Up!, gold foiled cards and envelopes, thoughtful expressions, everyday details, jackie beers

 

Card Base

The card base is a pre-made card with a gorgeous matching envelope. Envelopes can be just as pretty as the cards and this one is.  It has a lacy rose edging along the flap.  Having a pre-made card base makes everything else easy.  And when it is gold foiled you have a really nice starting point.  I decided to go a bit outside of the box and do some highlighting on one area of the card.  This idea is also shown on page 14 of the Mini Catalog.  I chose to color in some of the images using Stampin’ Blends.

Stamp Bundle

The stamps and dies used are from the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle.  I love the hummingbird and tried coloring it from a photo a friend took.  My colors are not nearly bright enough, but the softer seems to go with the other colors here.  All of the little floral is from the die set as well.  As is the sentiment layers.  These shapes are a new layering favorite!

Sentiment

The sentiment is from a separate stamp set.  It is the Everyday Details.  I chose this one for flexibility.  This card could work for a variety of occasions.  I tend to not not add an inside sentiment until I know who I am giving the card to.  This is a special card with all of the gold foil.

 

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Hot Air

Today I have a card with the Hot Air Balloon Bundle.  Paired with the Lighter Than Air DSP, it is a fun card for any age.

 

Stampin' Up!, Hot Air Balloon, Lighter Than Air, Opaque Faceted Gems, Jackie Beers

 

The photo above is the closed view.  Here is the open view.

 

 

And here is the stretched out flat view.

 

 

Stamp Bundle

The Hot Air Balloon Bundle has several balloons, or parts that can be used to create a balloon.  And the dies has even more pieces to die cut and create balloons.  I used three different dies to cut the three balloons.  The baskets are separate dies and there are a few of those as well.  My favorite may be the heart shaped balloon that is pink on the back section.

The stamping done is all from the stamp set, with one exception.  I stamped the sentiments on the front balloon prior to die cutting and then on the inside where you would sign.  That balloon is stamped in a softer Soft Sea Foam for a cute touch.  The extra stamp used is the clouds.  It is from the Bright Skies stamp set.  This is the smaller cloud that has what looks like rain slanted across it.  I did not want the rain.  And since it is photopolymer, I simply turned it over and stamped with the other side.  The softer blue is a stamped off Pool Party to create the clouds.

Papers

The colors came from the DSP of course.  It is the Lighter Than Air Designer Series Paper.  I chose to use five different patterns for the card layers and balloons.  You never see a group of balloons that are the same color or pattern.  So I had to make mine different.

The card base is Azure Afternoon, with that being a color of the striped front panel as well as the dotted strips.  It also works well with the Pool Party clouds.  I completed each balloon with an Opaque Faceted Gems from Sale-A-Bration as the top button of each balloon.

Measurements

This is a Double Z fold.  The card base is 4 1/4 X 11 and scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2.  The small Z is 1 1/2 X 11 and scored at 2 3/4 And 5 1/2.  For the DSP, the front panel is 2 1/2 X 4, and the strips are 5 1/4 X 1 1/4 for the largest, and 2 1/2 X 1 1/4 (2) for the short sections.  The two white panels are 2 1/2 X 4 for the signature piece and 5 1/4 X 4 for the back panel.

 

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Adoring Pillow Box

My project for today is a gift box.  And it is one of the easiest you will make.  This box stars the Square Pillow Boxes available in the Mini Catalog.  I paired it with the Adoring Hearts Bundle from yesterday’s card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Square Pillow Box, Peacock and gold ribbon, Adoring Hearts, Jackie Beers

 

Box

The Square Pillow Boxes could not be simpler to use.  They are pre-scored, and come with the adhesive already on them.  The boxes are made from thick paper like some of the other gift card boxes.  All of the boxes are white, and can be colored with Blending Brushes and ink.  And you can still stamp on them as you can see I did.  Although my ribbon hides part of it.

Stamp Bundle

The stamp bundle I used is the one from yesterday’s card.  It is the Adoring Hearts Bundle.  I mentioned yesterday that there are other than hearts in the set.  This lovely rose image is one of those.  It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Stampin’ Blends.  I will say that I had to use the darker of the blends to show any color.  But I love how simple this is.

The die I used is the same from yesterday’s sentiment, and is the same sentiment.  For this however I cut part of the die cut banner and some of the wording off.  I wanted it to fit on that upper corner and did not like the look of it hanging over.  Now it fits perfectly!

Finishes

The beautiful ribbon, even though it is covering the image, is from the Mini Catalog as well.  It is the Pretty Peacock and Gold Ribbon.  It is really gorgeous ribbon.  The gold gives it a “special” look.  But it is very easy to tie a bow.  And the final touch is bling of course.  I added the same Brushed Brass Butterflies to this as the card.  One was all that was needed.

 

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Love For You

Today’s card is from me simply playing with products.  The new Adoring Hearts Hybrid Folder is amazing!  And paired with Sale-A-Bration DSP it is even better.

 

Stampin' Up!, Most Adored, Adoring Hearts, Brass Butterflies, Gold Embossing, Jackie Beers

 

Bundle

The Adoring Hearts Bundle is actually three parts.  And it is amazing!!!  The hearts you see on the card are from the Hybrid Embossing Folder and Dies used together.  I think it is really amazing how these work.  It is so cool that the die simply lays into it’s slot in the folder.  Sort of getting a two for one.  There are six heart shapes included in the one die.  And there are 6 heart shapes in the embossing folder.  The images make two each of three different designs on the hearts.  I have only used two of the hearts on my card.  But you can see the great detail.

Stamps

The stamp set is one that can be used for any “loving” card.  There are hearts, flowers, and some sweet sentiments.  The sentiment I chose to use is from the stamp set.  And actually the shape is another die from the die set.  I chose to emboss the sentiment using Gold Embossing Powder to match the gold of the DSP.

Papers

The soft Bubble Bath of the hearts matches great with the Moody Mauve in my opinion.  The Moody Mauve keeps it from being overly sweet.  I used the same Moody Mauve for the strip, which is offset just a bit, to ground the hearts and sentiment.  And the Gold Foil behind the DSP is just more bling!  It really helps the DSP gold to pop.

The DSP is from Sale-A-Bration.  It is the Most Adored Designer Series Paper.  I have seen several of those pieces that are gold and white being colored.  So I thought I would give it  a try.  The almost Bubble Bath coloring I have is actually by using Blending Brushes and Moody Mauve Ink.  I was surprised at the softness of the color it produced.  After I had finished blending, I took a tissue and wiped over the DSP.  This helps to get any extra ink off of the gold sections.  We want the gold to shine!

Finishes

The final touch was to add just a bit more bling.  I debated over several different gold embellishments.  But ended with one of the softest bling we have, the Brushed Brass Butterflies.  I love these little guys.  And they are generally Just Enough!!

Measurements

The Moody Mauve card base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.  The Gold Foil layer is cut to 3 5/8 X 4 7/8 and the DSP is 3 1/2 X 4 3/4.  For the strip of Moody Mauve, it is cut to 1 X 4 3/4.

 

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Great News

My apologies for being late in getting the word out.  Today Stampin’ Up! added more products for you to choose from as your Sale-A-Bration rewards.  Woohoo!!!  I have the sheet below.  By clicking on the photo you will get a larger view.  When you place a qualifying order, the system will prompt you to choose your Free gift or gifts.

Additionally, there is a second flyer further down with some peeks at more New products that are going to be available in the Online Exclusives.  There are some Bundles, Embossing folders, Embellishments, Dies, etc.  These new items will be available to you on March 5th.  But I am sure you will begin seeing demonstrators showing the products pretty soon.

I have the crud again, so I have been a couch potato.  Please hang with me and I will be back posting next week.  Hoping that this is the last set back for the year!!

 

 

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Lavender Postage

The card I have to share with you today is starring the two favorites of mine from the Mini Catalog.  The Perennial Postage Dies and the Perennial Lavender paper.

 

Stampin' Up!, Perennial Postage, Painted Lavender, Perennial Lavender, Jackie Beers

 

Dies

The first dies are from the Perennial Postage Bundle.  These “postage stamp” edged dies are fabulous.  Having a large and then smaller ones is perfect for layering and overall theme.  I used the smaller rectangle layers.  The largest of those is for the Gorgeous Grape and purple DSP pieces.  And the third larger is for the sentiment.

The second die set is from the Painted Lavender Bundle.  I used the greenery from those dies.  These two small sprigs are actually one die.  Since I needed smaller pieces to tuck behind the sentiment, I simple cut that one piece in half.  then it is a perfect size and fit.

Stamps

The stamps used are also from the two bundles.  The front sentiment is from the Perennial Postage Bundle.  I love this sentiment.  It is such a sweet one, and at the same time could be used to accompany a variety of inside sentiments.  Flexibility is key in sentiments.  I love mixing and matching.

The second stamp set is the Painted Lavender.  I did not add a sentiment on the inside.  As I said above, this card would work for a variety of occasions.  So I added some stamping and left the sentiment blank until needed.  These stamps are from the Painted Lavender set as well.  Next is a view of the inside. I love the little butterflies!

 

 

Papers

The star of the card, besides the Postage Dies, is the gorgeous Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper.  First off, I love purple.  But these pages mix it with earth tones for a very calming look.  I would never have thought to pair it with the Crumb Cake and that is probably my favorite thing about this paper!  And the softer purple piece that is Postage cut is beautiful as well.  The designers outdid themselves on this paper.

The card base is Pretty Peacock, which is the color from some of the leaves.  And yes, I generally add a layer of solid between the base and the DSP.  But for this card it really did not need it.  I did pull the beautiful Gorgeous Grape for one of the postage layers.  It really helps the more purple of the DSP piece to pop.

Finishes

There is always room for embellishments on my cards.  But first I added a large embellishment.  The delicate butterfly is an embellishment that comes in a large package of different sizes and positions.  Several cards I have seen show them colored with Blending Brushes and that is a wonderful look.  But because of my White sentiment, I opted to leave this one white.  And the second embellishment is bling!  The Purple Shimmer Dots come in a large package of three different shades of purple and two different sizes.  I used three of them.  There is one on the butterfly, one on the sentiment, and one on the large DSP towards the bottom.

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Jackie

 

 


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