Gatefold Peony

I have not made a Gate Fold card in a very long time.  And didn’t really intend to do that today, but sometimes cards have a mind of their own and that is what I ended with.  Since I love the Prized Peony stamps, that was not a bad thing at all.

 

 

Here is the opening.

 

I stamped the peony in Misty Moonlight Ink and colored it with Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends.  I wanted a lighter blue for the petals.  The leaves are colored with Just Jade Stampin’ Blends.  These two colors work so well together.  My color choices came from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper.  I added a couple of the Elegant Faceted Gems for some bling!

For the inside, I used the Misty Moonlight Ink again for the smaller peony.  However , I “stamped off” before stamping the Whisper White card stock.  The sentiment is also in Misty Moonlight, but full strength.

Directions:

  • Base card is Just Jade and cut to 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
  • Score at 2 1/8 from each end on the long side.
  • DSP is cut to 2 X 5 3/8 (2 pieces)
  • Front layer of Misty Moonlight is 3 7/8 X 3 1/4
  • Front layer of Whisper White is 3 3/4 X 3 1/8

 

Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope you have a relaxing weekend and get some crafting in!

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Quick Gift Card Holder

If you follow my posts, you know I love gift card holders. I have a pretty but different one to share today.  And it is not a card.  However, you could take the properties and make a really cute card.

 

Stampin' Up!, gift card, Heartwarming Hugs, Gift Wrapped, Ornate Frames, Triple Banner, Jackie Beers

 

This adorable tin is on page 55 of the upcoming August – December Mini Catalog.   It is a perfect size of not too large and not too small.  It holds a Gift Card perfectly.  Plus, you have a little room to add some extra surprises.  It measures 4″ x 2 3/4″ x 1″.  And it is food safe as well.  They come very well packaged in a group of 4.

I wrapped the tin with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper that is cut 8 1/4 X 2. It is tight enough not to easily slide off, but does slide off and on.  The length gives a good bit of overlap, which I like for sturdiness.

The banner is from Heartwarming Hugs DSP as well.  I started with a piece cut 2 x 3.  It is punched using the Banner Triple Punch.  The sentiment is from the Gift Wrapped set.  I layered it using the Ornate Frames Dies.  The finishing touch is the bow I made with the Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon.  It ties wonderful bows that stay fluffy!

Thank you for stopping in today.  I will have another card project to share with you tomorrow.

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Summer Wreath

Sometimes we see stamp and die bundles and , at least I do, think “that’s a lot of pieces”.  This bundle I am using today was one of those.  Then I looked at it closer and told myself how wrong I had originally been.  This is a winner!!

 

 

I said this was a Summer wreath, but it could very easily be a Spring one.  I adore this Arrange A Wreath Bundle.  It has elements that can be used for different seasonal wreaths.  I used it last week in a blog hop , along with items from the Warm Hugs Bundle, to make a Christmas Wreath.  You can see that post HERE.

This wreath is a pretty quick one.  I stamped the base wreath in Mossy Meadow Ink.  The die cut wreath is cut from Old Olive using the Wreath Builder dies.  The bow is part of the dies as well.  The flowers are stamped from the set and punched using the Small Bloom Punch.

The card base is 8 1/2 X 4 1/2, folded in half.  The Whisper White layer is 4 X 4.  A really quick cutting for multiple cards!

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Pet Love for CTS381

This card is for a friend who had to say goodbye to one of the sweetest and smartest dogs ever.  To me these are as hard to make as a sympathy card for a person.  I really love animals.  But I was happy with how this one worked out.  The sketch from Case This Sketch was in my mind, and it just came together.

 

 

In coming up with this card, I was looking at the gorgeous Playful Pets Designer Series Paper, and again the sketch was in my brain.  I knew the two would mesh perfectly.  Here is the sketch:

 

After cutting all of the DSP, I began looking for the perfect sentiment.  Surprisingly, I found it in the Rustic Retreat stamp set.  This is a winter time set, but the words were perfect.  This sweet dog was the perfect mannered one, and always walked right by my friend’s side.

The final touch was the little dog bone accessory from Playful Pets Trinkets.  It is paired with the Playful Pets Trim combo.  I used almost everything from this suite of products except the dies!

The measurements for today’s card are:

  • base card is 4 1/4 X 11
  • 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • 4 1/8 X 2 /34
  • 4 1/8 X 3/8
  • 4 1/8 X 1/8

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Fern Congratulations

You know I adore the Forever Fern Bundle of products.  I have used it several times.  Well, today  is one more.  I needed a special Congratulations card and went back to these awesome definition stamps.

 

 

I rarely  make a White on White card.  I did today, and actually made another one for my club cards.  I will be sharing that one later in the week.  But for this card, I felt the gorgeous colors I used to stamp, plus the beautiful DSP , needed a clean slate behind it.  The base card is Thick Whisper White, and the layer is regular weight Whisper White raised with Dimensionals.

I used the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper as the grounding spot.  It is cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  In person , the stitching detail around the edges shows up a bit more than here.  For the sentiment, I wanted a really pretty “Congratulations”.  I found this one in Celebration of Tags.  It is a new set in the annual catalog that matches the Trio of Tags Dies ,which carried over.  I didn’t use the matching dies, as I wanted just a bit larger background.  So I used one of my favorites the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  Not only do I love the shape, but they have the stitching around the edge to match the Stitched Rectangle.

For the greenery, I used a variety of greens.  I used Pear Pizzaz, Just Jade, and Pretty Peacock for the various types of leaves.  I then used Soft Sea Foam with the splatter stamp from Forever Fern.  It is really soft and that was just enough splatter around the card.  I stamped it twice after each inking, so some spots are lighter than others.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you had a relaxing weekend and were able to get some crafting in.  Remember that Bonus Days are over halfway gone.  If you have items still on your wish list, get them now and have some Free money for the Mini Catalog debut in August!

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Gift Bag Topper

I have another Sneak Peek today.  I immediately noticed these awesome dies in the upcoming Mini Catalog.  They are a bundle called Celebration Tidings.  But the dies are the star of the show in my opinion.

 

 

When I first began stamping many, many years ago, there was a heavy die named Top Note that was used as a bag topper quite often.  We really have not had anything similar until this. When I saw this set of dies, I thought of that and had to make a bag topper.  This is the 2nd largest of the dies, so they are more designed as a card layer.  But how adorable is this on these Printed Gusseted Cello Bags?

I die cut the piece first and then embossed it with the Wrapped In Texture 3D Embossing Folder.  There are two in the package and this is the “less tight” texture one.

I cut my Whisper White to fit inside the shapes of the topper and stamped the sentiment and the floral.  I colored the floral with Stampin’ Blends.  The idea I had for it sticking up is like from a place card holder.  I marked where the top of the topper hit on the Whisper White and then fussy cut just the upper section.  I like the look of this.

The sentiment and the floral are from the bundle, the Celebration Tidings Stamp set.  There are a variety of sentiments included.  The cello bag is actually 3 X 9 in size.  So I just cut off about 3″ from the top and folded it over.  When I was looking for a treat to use, I ran across a bag of these hand sanitizer that I bought “who knows when” to use in projects.  I wish I had found them sooner! LOL!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have an enjoyable weekend and will check back on Monday for another new project.  And don’t forget about bonus days!  Read below.  Also if you do not have a current demonstrator I would love to assist you with your Stampin’ Up! products and send you the upcoming Mini Catalog.  It debuts in August.

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Your Dreams

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog hop!  It was my first Christmas card of the year.  I will try to do one every now and then, but I mainly will be sticking to summer into Fall for right now.  It’s way too hot to be thinking of Christmas here in the south.

Today’s card is a retirement card for a friend.  Everything , even the sentiment, would work for other purposes as well.  I hope you like it.

 

 

This stamp set is the Sailing Home set.  It is a carry over in the annual catalog.  I love it for the stamps, but also that it works for anyone who loves the water and sailing.   I wanted a “water” color for this card, so went with Coastal Cabana as the base.  I then found the perfect compliment of DSP in the Brights 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  The pattern on the paper works for so many things.

The boats are stamped using Smoky Slate Ink.  The bit of water beneath each one is colored using the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.  I use it for various shadows on items.  It is just enough color.

The sentiment layer is stamped in Coastal Cabana Ink.  I die cut the sentiment using a die from the Smooth Sailing Dies.  They used to be a bundle with the Sailing Home stamp set, but are not longer.  They are just available individually.  To get the Bermuda Bay layer behind the sentiment, I did a little trick that I have used a few times.  I flipped the die over, and used a pencil to draw around the outside of it.  I then fussy cut, carefully, just outside the line.  (For me, just outside the line is easier than trying to cut on the line.)  It may not be perfect, but I love the look it gives when you do not have a companion back layer.

The finishing touch was a few of the Epoxy clear dots.  Just a bit of water splash in my mind!

Thank you for stopping in today!  I really appreciate it and thank you for the nice compliments yesterday.  If you missed the hop, here is the link to my card and you can hop around from there.  Click Here

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Hugs for InKing Royalty July Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Christmas in July. Demonstrators have been able to order new products from the upcoming August-December Mini Catalog, so prepare yourself for a gorgeous mix of new products, products available in the Annual Catalog and returning favorites. What fun! 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, so I was so excited to make my first Christmas card of the year for today’s hop.  I have meshed a couple of items together for this project.  They are from the annual catalog and the upcoming mini catalog.

 

Stampin' Up!, Warm Hugs, Wreath Builder, Jackie Beers

 

I decided on a wreath since that is usually the first piece of Christmas decorations that I put up.  I used the two different wreath dies out of the Wreath Builder Dies for my base.  I love the fuller look, as well as the two different textures you get from these dies.

For my decorations, I took the little trees from the Warm Hugs Bundle.  I thought they were just the perfect size.  There are Christmas decorations in the Wreath Builder bundle, but I went with the Warm Hugs, from the upcoming Mini catalog, for the rest of the layers.  The trees are stamped on Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper and die cut.  I added stars from the All The Trimmings Embellishments to each tree.

The center of the wreath is from the Warm Hugs Bundle.  The Daffodil Delight , which you cannot see very well, has a stitched border close to the edge.  It is layered with the cute sentiment, which is a favorite of mine.  I just love HUGS!!!  The heart is also from the dies and is cut from the same paper as the trees.

The background of my card is also from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP pack.  There are really gorgeous patterns in that pack of paper.  To finish off my card I made a double bow out of the Red Braided Linen Trim.  I realize it looks like I didn’t turn the sentiment properly since the dots are not even.  But I did that on purpose.  It may not be how it’s supposed to look, but I wanted the “Warm Hugs” to be the first thing someone sees!!  I hope you will let me know what you think of these wonderful new products.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl. 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. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  3. Janneke Dijkstra-de Jong at Happy Stampin
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping   ←You Are Here
  13. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  14. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

 

 

 

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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.

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Hey Friend

I have mixed two of the stamps that carried over to the new Annual Catalog.  Since these tend to get left out when new stamps arrive on the scene, I decided to show them some love.

 

Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Wildly Happy, Rooted in Nature, Tasteful Textile

 

Do you recognize these two stamp sets?  The tree is from Rooted In Nature, and the bunnies are from Wildly Happy.  I think they work very well together.

I stamped the bunnies first with Gray Granite Ink and over to the left of my Whisper White layer.  I stamped again on some scrap white and cut right on the lines to give me a mask.  As it turned out, I didn’t really need the mask because the tree fit perfectly in the open space.  Oh well, I have a mask for next time!  The bunnies are colored using Stampin’ Blends.  I used both Smoky Slate Blends on the body and Petal Pink for the nose and ear.

I stamped the tree using Stampin’ Write Markers to give the tree it’s two colors.  I love markers for coloring on the red rubber and being able to have multiple colors.  I always comment that I wish they were available individually, but sadly they are not.  They are available as a color family though.  I colored the canopy all over with Just Jade and then the trunk with Soft Suede.  I then went back to the canopy and very lightly went over some of the branches with the softest of touch using the tip of the Soft Suede brush.  It is actually very easy, as the ink from the Just Jade highlighted all of the definition of the stamp.  The finished look of the tree makes that last step very worthwhile.

The gorgeous background of Just Jade card stock is embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  I really like the texture it gives.  It is a great masculine touch and looks just like the weave on heavy fabric.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I will have another project to share with you tomorrow.

 

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