Monday, May 25, 2020

Forever Fern Thank You

Hello, my stamping friend.
I am very excited to share with you a card I created using new Forever Greenery Suite coming in 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I was able to preorder those products earlier and play with them.

 DSP is amazing with all shades of green including new In-Color coming in June.

  • Pretty Peacock CS: 5 ½ x 8 ½” ; 
  • Whisper White CS: 4 x 5 ¼”; scrap for label and flower 
  • Soft Sea foam and Pear Pizazz – scrap
  • Gold Foil - scrap • DSP 2 x 5 ¼”; 
How To:
  1. Emboss whisper white piece with the leaves on the right side. Glue DSP to the left. Adhere to the pretty peacock card stock folded in half. Set aside. 
  2. Cut an ornate label from whisper white scrap. Stamp “Thanks” sentiment in pretty peacock on the die cute label. 
  3. Stamp flower looking image in pretty peacock ink on a scrap of whisper white. Die cut it. Also die cut additional leaves from Pear Pizazz and Soft Sea Foam CS and gold foil. (see picture for details). 
  4. Adhere both leaves toward the top right side of the card. Add sentiment in the center with dimensional. Add die-cut stamped image toward the bottom with dimensional. Adhere additional leaves as desired 
  5. Tie a bow and add with glue dot. 

Hope you like this suite of new product and card layout.
Happy Stamping!
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Two for One Tuesday - Best Dressed

Hello, my stamping friend.
It was a while since I did projects in "Two for One Tuesday" category. If you are not familiar with it - I pick same layout and create 2 different projects.
For today's project I picked Best Dressed  designer paper as my inspiration. It is always easy to start with DSP or suite of products as it gives you an idea for color combination. I recently watched a video how to create a background from 1/2" strips of paper and wanted to try. But instead of using just strips of card stock - I also added wider strips of DSP.
Here is the first card I made:
All card stock strips are 1/2". You often have a lot of leftover strips when cutting 4 x 5 1/4 mats for your cards. DSP strips are 3/4". I had many leftovers form 6 x 6 paper and was glad I saved them. This color combo turned a little bold for me, even so I love the finished card with matching sentiment.
On a second card I reduced number of colors to just 2 for strips of cardsock and picked softer combination:
What do you think? Which one of those is your favorite?

It is easy to make this layout. Start with 3 3/4 x 5" of whisper white and glue your first strip diagonally.  Glue another strip and so on, trim the access. Then do another one starting from the center. One day I will do a quick video:)

This paper is amazzing and will be only available till end of May. Do not miss it.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Hello, fabulous

Hello, My stamping friend.
I did not craft much in past few weeks. But  managed to make few cards and put it right next to my computer: they bring a smile every time l look at them while working.

Here is one of them - bright and bold.

  •  Lovely Lipstick CS: 5 ½ x 8 ½” ; 1 5/8 x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White CS: 4 x 5 ¼”; scrap
  • Purple Posy – scrap for scalloped circle
  • DSP 1 ¾ x 5 ¼”; 2 pieces ¾ x 5 ¼”
  1. Adhere wider piece of DSP to the lovely lipstick strip and then to the center of the whisper white piece. Adhere 2 thin strips of the DSP to the bottom and top of the whisper white piece. Adhere everything to card base scored at 4 ¼”;
  2. Cut stitched circle (second largest) from scrap of whisper white and corresponding scalloped circle from purple posy. Stamp sentiment in memento black ink on the white circle toward one side. Adhere to scalloped circle and then add to the center of the card with dimensionals.
  3. Stamp lipstick with memento black ink on whisper white scrap, color with blends and cut. Add with dimensionals on the left side of stitched circle.
  4. Tie a bow and add with glue dot to the lipstick.

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Poppies Thank You - Pick Your Color

Hello, my stamping Friend!
Peaceful Poppies suite of products is my favorite at the moment. I love beautiful images, wide array of sentiments and dies. And DSP is a star. It is so pretty.

Today I want to share Thank You cards I made - same layout, different colors.
Highland Heather:
Balmy Blue:

Lovely Lipstick:

Blushing Bride:

What color is your favorite?
  • Thick Whisper White CS: 4 ¼ x 11
  • Whisper White CS: 4 x 5 ¼”; scrap 2 ½ x 4 ½”
  • DSP 1 ¼ x 5 ¼”
  • Old Olive: scrap to die cuts
  • Balmy Blue or other color: scrap strip to die cut
  1. On a whisper white scrap stamp 2 large and 1 small poppies in memento. Fill the center of the flowers with background flower stamp and balmy blue ink. Stamp 2 leaves on old olive CS in memento. Cut with corresponding dies. Cut 3 scalloped edges from balmy blue CS and big leaf from another scrap of old olive. Set aside
  2. On 4 x 5 ¼ whisper white piece: stamp sentiment in balmy blue in a bottom right corner and leaves in the center in memento ink. Color leaves with blends.
  3. Adhere scalloped edge to the left side of DSP. Adhere to whisper white.
  4. Add flowers and leaves with dimensional. Add few pearls. Adhere card front to card base with dimensionals.

Happy Stamping!