More From My Heart Specialty DSP

It has been a week full of hearts and flowers!  Finishing up the week with one more card using the From My Heart Specialty DSP.  

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Just like my card on Monday, it is just dies and no stamping.   Let's break down the card.

  • Real Red card base 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • From My Heart Specialty DSP 4" x 5-1/4" 
  • Flirty Flamingo CS cut using the Stitched So Sweetly die-the largest rectangle.  Cut out a frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies.  Layer this on to the From My Heart DSP using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Whisper White CS cut using the same Stitched Rectangle die used in the prior step.  Insert and adhere it inside of the Flirty Flamingo frame. 
  • Real Red "love" cut using the Well Written dies adhered to the Whisper White CS
  • Real Red CS cut the long hearts die from the Stitched Be Mine dies.  Set aside the solid hearts.
  • This is the kind of "fiddly" step.  Attach the heart outline to the frame & inside of the frame using mini dimensionals.  Place the dimensionals behind the cutouts you will fill in with the solid hearts.  Place the hearts inside of the heart outlines, covering up the dimensionals.  
  • Cut out Whisper White flowers using the Lovely Flowers dies.  
  • Cut out Old Olive leaves using the small leaves die in the Cherry Blossom dies
  • Glue the leaves to the backs of the flower and then secure the flowers to frame using mini dimensionals.  I also used a few flowers to help secure the heart outline to the frame.
  • Place Red Rhinestones in the center of the flowers.
  • Whisper White CS 4" x 5-1/4" adhered to the inside of the card.
  • 1/2" x 4" strip of DSP to the Whisper White CS inside of the card.  Attach a couple of hearts to the strip.

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Yes, it does get a little fussy attaching the hearts and I probably won't make a ton of these but I sure love how it turned out.  If I come up with a better way to attach the hearts I will let you know.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Painted Poppies

This week the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC595 is a color challenge.  

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Honestly I think color challenges are harder for me than sketch challenges.  I should look back at prior posts because I probably say that about sketch challenges too!  I am happy with the end result but it took me a while to get there.

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This is a quick and easy card.  I stamped the image from the Painted Poppies set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored them in using Poppy Parade, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends.  I also used the Color Lifter to lighten some of the areas of the flowers to create some shading.   The Layering Squares dies were used to cut out the flowers and the Rich Razzleberry scallop behind the flowers.  I attached a flower sequin from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins to each square and inserted a Silver Metallic Pearl in the center.

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I used the Scripty 3-D Embossing folder (one of my faves!) and embossed a white panel to place the squares on.  Are you wondering why I didn't just emboss the front of the card base?  I wanted to hide the Poppy Parade ribbon from showing on the inside of the card.  

Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created for this challenge.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Tags, Tags, Tags & From My Heart Specialty DSP

I am back with another card using the beautiful From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  

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  • Choose 3 designs from the From My Heart Specialty DSP and cut a 1-1/4" x 4" strip of each design
  • Layer and adhere them to at 4" x 5-1/4" piece Flirty Flamingo CS
  • Attach a Real Red heart doily
  • Stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink the tag from Tags, Tags, Tags (this is a carryover item and still available for purchase). Cut out the tag using the Trio Tag die
  • Run the Real Red ribbon through the holes in the tag and around the card and tie a bow.
  • Layer on to a Real Red card base 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cs and attach it to the inside of the card.
  • Cut a 1/2" x 4" piece of From My Heart Specialty DSP to inside of the card.

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This pack of paper is so cute!  It is hard to choose what pattern to use, I love them all.  I have one more card coming up on Friday that uses this paper.  Have I convinced you that you just might need to order it?

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Let's Sale-A-Brate

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Welcome to the first Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for 2020!  Our theme is Let's Sale-A-Brate!  I hope you have are enjoying the Sale-A-Bration offerings.  On this blog hop you will find even more ideas on ways to use the Sale-A-Bration choices.

I chose to feature the Happy Birthday to You stamp set for my blog hop project.

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I chose to focus on the beautiful flowers that adorn the cake.  I think they are so pretty and deserved to be in the spotlight.  The stamp was inked in VersaMark, stamped on Shimmery White CS and embossed with White embossing powder.  The flowers were colored using an Aqua Painter and Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Pool Party ink refills.  

I have a little secret, well it isn't much of a secret but instead of fussy cutting the flowers I used the Birthday Dies!  What?!  Yes!   The Birthday dies will be available starting February 4th, (while supplies last) March 31.  The dies cut out the flowers as a group.  They are easily cut apart which is what I did.  The dies also cut out the entire cake image, fancy cake stand, and 2 different leaves.  I used the leaves from the Happy Birthday dies to create the wreath.

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I placed the #6 Layering Circle die (#1 being the smallest circle) and then placed the #7 circle around the #6 and ran it through my die cutting machine to create the ring for my wreath.  I layered the leaves around the ring using Liquid Glue.  There are 2 leaves on the die so it makes it easy to cut multiples.  The flowers were attached using dimensionals.  I added the little banner using the sentiment from the stamp set. 

I loved how the wreath looked and thought it needed a simple but pretty background.  The adorable polka dot stencil from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (these were in the Holiday Catalog and are now on the Carry Over list) was just perfect.  I used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste,  which adds a gorgeous glittery finish.  Seriously, if  you haven't tried the Shimmery White Embossing Paste stop now and order it!  Yes, you can make your own by adding Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to your White Embossing Paste. I love that the Shimmery White EP is ready to go and all I have to do is open up the jar.  Once the paste was dry which didn't take much time at all, the wreath was added using dimensionals.  

Remember,the Birthday dies will be available starting February 4th, (while supplies last) March 31.

Now it is time to see what the rest of the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hoppers created!

 

Stamper's Dozen January 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  10. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  11. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

 

I am linking my project to the Just Us Girl's Challenge #518.  The theme is Create Dimension.

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This is the first time I am playing along with this challenge but I doubt it will be my last.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Amour and From My Heart Specialty DSP

Have you checked out the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)?  It is a beautiful pack of paper and I couldn't resist it.  I love the color combination of Real Red and Flirty Flamingo.  It looks so fresh and happy.  

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There is no stamping on this card just the beautiful paper and die cuts.  

Here's what I used to make this card

  • 4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White CS scored at 5-1/2"
  • 4" x 5-1/4" Real Red CS
  • 3-3/4" x 5" From My Heart DSP, 1/2" x  4-1/4"
  • 3-1/4' x 4-1/4" Whisper White card stock cut using the largest scalloped stitched rectangle
  • 7 hearts cut using the Stitched Be Mine dies using the From My Heart DSP
  • 2" x 3-3/4" Red Glimmer paper cut using the Parisian die
  • 3 From My Heart Faceted Gems
  1. Adhere the Real Red CS to the card base.
  2. Adhere the 3-3/4" x 5" piece of DSP to the Real Red CS.
  3. Adhere the Scallop rectangle.
  4. Adhere the hearts to the Scallop rectangle using Stampin' Dimensionals
  5. Adhere "Amour" using pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Glue on the gems to the hearts
  7. Adhere the 1/2" x  4-1/4" strip of DSP to the inside of the card.  Adhere the remaining heart.

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This is a quick and easy card to make.  The beautiful From My Heart DSP does all the hard work for you.  Here's a short video that will show you all the beautiful patterns in the From My Heart Specialty DSP>

 

There are so many beautiful coordinating products in the From My Heart Suite.  

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The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Honey Bee Bundle & the Golden Honey DSP

Yes, I am posting another sample using the Honey Bee bundle  (January-June 2020 Mini Catalog aka JJ20MC) and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (Sale-A-Bration 2020 aka SAB 2020).  These products are a  joy to create with. 

Today's Festive Friday Challenge is #50, #FF50!!  The festivity that is inspiring the Inspo list for #FF50 is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, which is celebrated on January 31.  

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I love the Inspo list which makes it easy to participate in the challenge.  I chose rainbows, stitching, and die cuts.

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Here's how I made this card.

  • Basic Black cs- 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4".  Whisper White cs 4" x 5-1/4" adhere to the inside of the card
  • 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" Black & White Striped pattern from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP
  • Color the white stripes in rainbow colors (ROYBGIV) I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Shaded Spruce, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather.  All are the light Stampin' Blends except for Coastal Cabana-Stampin' Write Marker)  I just realized my rainbow is not in ROYGBIV order!
  • Cut the rainbow stripe at 1/2" and trim it to 5-1/4" and adhere it to the inside of the card.
  • Adhere the 2" x 5-1/2" strip to the front of the card. 
  • Cut 3 Whisper White scallop stitched rectangles using the #3 (#1 being the smallest) rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Adhere them to the front of the card
  • Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink 1 each of the flowers. Cut out using the Detailed Bee Dies.
  • Color the flowers using the Daffodil Delight & Shaded Spruce Light Stampin' Blends.
  • Tie a black ribbon around the card and tie a bow.
  • Adhere the flowers to the rectangles using Mini Stampin' Dimensional
  • Cut a stitched circle using the Stitched Shapes #3 circle die (#1 being the smallest circle) in Whisper White. 
  • Cut a large bee in Basic Black using the Detailed Bee dies.   Glue down the body, legs, head on the stitched circle, leaving the wings free.  Color in the body using the Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Light Stampin' Blends
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Honey Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Stamp the large bee in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color in the body using a Daffodil Delight Light Stampin' Blend.  Attach the bee to the inside of the card.

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I hope you will join in the fun of the Festive Friday Challenges.  We would love to see your card, 3-D, layout in the gallery!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Detailed Bee Dies & the Golden Honey DSP

Today the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a sketch, #CCMC594.

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Sometimes it takes me a long time to figure out what to make with the sketch but this card came together quickly.  I had some Stained Glass die cuts sitting on my desk along with a gold foil bee and the rest was pretty easy.

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  1. Basic Black card stock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2".
  2. 3" x 5-3/8" piece of Golden Honey Specialty DSP (this is free with a qualifying order, part of Sale-A-Bration) .  Adhere it to the Basic Black card front
  3. Use the Stained Glass die and cut a frame from  Basic Black.
  4. Cut a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" Gold Foil square.  Carefully apply glue to the Basic Black Stained Glass frame and adhere to the Gold Foil square.
  5. Cut a 2" x 2" Whisper White square and adhere to the center of the frame.
  6. Use the large bee die and cut the bee from a 1-1/2" x 3" piece of Gold Foil.  Apply glue to the body and legs of the bee and attach it to the Whisper White square.  Use a Black Stampin' Write marker or stampin' Blend and color in the head and body.  
  7. Attach the square to the card front.
  8. Use a Black Stampin' Write marker and ink "thinking of you" from the Very Versailles stamp set.
  9. Cut out sentiment using the die from the Stitched Rectangles.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals and attach to the card.
  10. Cut 3 Real Red hearts ( 2 small, 1 large) using the Stitched Be Mine dies.  Attach using Stampin' Dimensionals one heart to the bee and one the end of the sentiment.
  11.  Attach a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card.  Attach a 1/2" x 4" piece of the Golden Honey DSP to the inside of the card.  Attach a heart to the strip.

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge team created with the sketch.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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A Quick Card Stand Tutorial

I have had questions about how to make the stand I showed with my calendar.

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I do not know who to give credit to for the stand.  I had a sample of the stand in my files.

  • Start with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"  card stock.  The ones I made for the calendars were made using Stampin' Up! Basic Black card stock
  • Score in half at 2-3/4"

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  • Draw a diagonal line from the fold line to the lower right hand corner.
  • Measure 3/4" up from the bottom and draw a line from the edge to the diagonal line

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  • Draw a line from the 3/4" mark to the diagonal line 1/2" up from the corner.
  • Now cut from the top of the diagonal line stopping at the 1/2" marking.
  • Cut along the short diagonal line from the 3/4" marking to the 1/2" mark.

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Hope you found this helpful.  

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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop...Something for Everything

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop!  We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this December  Paper Pumpkin kit: Something for Everything
 
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I used primarily what was provided in the Paper Pumpkin kit except for the Stitched Shapes dies, Old Olive and Shaded Spruce card stock..  I wanted a wreath shape so I used the largest stitched circle die (#4) with the #2 (#1 being the smallest stitched circle die) centered in the middle and cut a 3-1/2" square piece of Old Olive card stock.  Behind the wreath I put a Shaded Spruce circle I cut using the #3 stitched Shape circle die.
 
I used 1 of the flower and berry gold foil stickers, 1 large flower, 3 small flowers, 5 of the leaves, and one of the long labels.  The stamp set in this kit is a great basic.  It has 13 sentiments that cover a wide array of occasions.  Definitely a keeper and one that will be used a lot.
 
This card is simple but it has a little secret.
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It is also a gift card holder!  This is one of the easiest gift card holders you can make.  I measured 3-1/2"  from the top of the card and cut a slit from the fold to the front edge.  I glued down the bottom and front edge of the card, creating a pocket to insert a gift card.
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I stamped the sentiment and attached the remaining parts of the gold foil sticker and one more flower to the inside.  I love it that the gift card coordinates so well with the colors of the card and flower stickers.
 
Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. During Sale-A-Bration you can purchase a prepaid subscription and also receive Sale-A-Bration items.

3-month prepaid subscription

1 FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item

   

6-month prepaid subscription

2 FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items

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1 FREE Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Item

12-month prepaid subscription

4 FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items

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2 FREE Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Items (Plus Host Benefits!)

Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe. Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up in the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  You need to subscribe by January 10 to get in on this month's box of creativity.  We have also been told that if you have purchased the Heart Punch Pack you will get even more use out of your punches with this kit!  The January kit is a project based kit with all the ingredients to make 20 treat bags and 10 mini cards.

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Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to Charmane Hopkin's blog to see her fun creation.
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Botanical Prints Medley Thank You

I needed to make some thank you cards which gave me a perfect reason to open up the Botanical Prints Product Medley.  This medley is featured on page 61 of the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  I love everything about this Medley, from the beautiful botanical images and coordinating dies, black & white DSP (with beautiful botanicals on the flip side), Old Olive ribbon, printed die cuts, the sweetest bee embellishments and more.  

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Here's a quick rundown of how I made this card.

  • Cut out 3 Whisper White stitched scalloped rectangles using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  • Stamp the berry image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on the rectangles.  Color the image using Old Olive and Pool Party Blends.
  • Cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Basic Black CS.  Score it at 4-1/4"
  • Attach a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of the Botanical Prints Medley DSP to the Basic Black card base.
  • Attach the stamped rectangles to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Do not attach dimensionals to the lower edge of the rectangles.
  • Wrap the Old Olive ribbon from the Medley around the bottom edge of the rectangles and tie a bow.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Memento ink and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  • Attach the sentiment using Dimensionals
  • Attach an Old Olive Rhinestone from the Noble Peacock assortment.
  • Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece and attach it to the inside of the card.  
  • Cut a 1/2" x 5-1/4" strip of DSP and attach it to the inside of the card.

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Here is a little video about the Botanical Prints Medley.

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I love this Medley and look forward to sharing more samples with you very soon.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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