Field of Flowers

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This week we have a bright and happy color combination that spoke to me of summer.

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The Field of Flowers bundle ( stamp set and Confetti Flowers Border Punch) in these colors remind me of a summer day.  

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I used the Confetti Flower Border punch for the smaller flowers and fussy cut the larger flowers.  I popped up all the flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals.  In the Field of Flowers stamp set there is a dragonfly.   I chose to use the dragonfly from the Friend Like You stamp set so instead of more fussy cutting  I could use the dragonfly die in the Friendly Silhouettes to cut it out.  

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The card base is Thick Whisper White cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4".  The Melon Mambo cardstock measures 3-5/8" x  4-7/8" and the stamped Whisper White panel is 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  I wrapped Linen Thread around the bottom edge of the stamped panel and tied a bow.

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You can see a border of grass and flowers along the bottom edge of the inside of the card.  I like to decorate the inside of the card as well as the outside.

 

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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop...the Man, the Myth, the Legend

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  This month our theme is The Man, The Myth, The Legend!  When I saw this theme I knew exactly what products I wanted to use for the hop.

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I was looking forward to using both the Beautiful World bundle and the Best Plaid Builder dies for my card. I also used the World of Good Specialty DSP which helped me chose the colors to use. On this card I used Cinnamon Cider as my card base and the plaid in Early Espresso and World of Good DSP.  I knew I wanted to use the new Brass Foil for the globe stand but I was a little stumped on what to use for the globe.  

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I was looking through my cardstock, DSP and found the Rainbow Glimmer Paper and knew I found the perfect paper.  I used the section that is transitioning from Granny Apple Green to Bermuda Bay.  It is very glittery and it adds just the right amount of sparkle to the card.  After all the world is a sparkly place.

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I used one of the Stitched Rectangles for the label and created a couple of faux brads by punching out a couple of circles out of the Brass Foil.

Since I had everything out I decided to create one more card using the same products.

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This is basically the same card front except I used Early Espresso for the card base, Cinnamon Cider and World of Good Specialty DSP for the plaid.  

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When the card opens, there is a simple easel. Used a Stitched Rectangle die for the stopper and again a couple of faux  brads.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my projects. Here is a list of all the stops on the Hop!  Enjoy!

Stamper's Dozen June 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. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  8. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

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Arrange A Wreath

You know I love wreaths on my cards.  I think they are so fun to dress up and they are great for different occasions & holidays.  When I saw the new Arrange a Wreath bundle my first thought was, I want that but it can wait.  Well, I looked at it again and realized it couldn't wait and just like that it was in my first order.  I am so happy since it was the perfect bundle for me to use for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0061.

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I no longer have any citrus fruit stamps so i focused on using orange, yellow, and green from the Inspo list on my card for the challenge.

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I made the wreath using both of the wreath dies, one in Shaded Spruce and the other in the new In Color, Just Jade.  The flowers are in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  In the die set there are 2 dies for the larger flower and 3 for the smaller flower, yay!  Having the extra dies makes it so much faster to make the flowers.  The centers of the flowers are from the Elegant Faceted Gems.  

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I added the heart also from the Arrange A Wreath bundle to the center of the wreath, adding another item from the Inspo List,  sweet sentiment.  I cut out 2 hearts one in Pumpkin Pie and one in Daffodil Delight.  On the Pumpkin Pie heart I added a piece of Foam Adhesive on the back behind the letters,  you could also use dimensionals.  I then layered the letters from the Daffodil Delight heart on to the exposed adhesive.

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The background is one of the Many Medallions die.  Before I die cut I put a piece of Adhesive Sheet on the back of the Whisper White cardstock.  This is a double-sided adhesive and is very handy to use to adhere intricate die cuts.

** Click HERE for a tutorial.

Want to play along with the challenge?  All you have to do is pick 3 items from the Inspo List to use on your project.  Post your project on the Festive Friday blog by Monday June 22 8 pm CST.  I look forward to seeing what your creation in the gallery!

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Prized Peony

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  So excited to show you the sketch for the challenge and the card I made.

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I saw the sketch and knew it would be perfect to use  the Prized Peony bundle.  After playing around with a couple of ideas I ended up not using the  Prized Peony stamp set just the Peony dies. 

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The fabulous Peony dies not only cut out the stamped Peony images in the Prized Peony stamp set but also to create this paper peony.  At first the dies look a little intimidating but once you put together your first peony you will see how easy and really ingenious the dies are.  Here's a picture of the dies you will use.

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All you need to do is insert the dies in the order as shown above in the previous petals opening.   You match up the bottom shape of each petal and glue  them or use a glue dot to secure them.  

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I used Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride cardstock and sponged along the edges with Flirty Flamingo ink.  The leaves were made using Old Olive amd Mossy Meadow cardstock.  The peony is resting on a circle that was embossed using the Dainty Diamonds 3D folder.  It is a beautiful embossing folder.  

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The sweet sentiment is from the Ornate Thanks stamp set.  Isn't it a beautiful font?  It just coordinates so well with the whole look of the card.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Peony Garden DSP pack.  

Thank you for stopping by!  If there is anything I can help you with please let me know.  I have linked all the products I used and a link to my online store below.  

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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop...Prized Peony

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop,  #aWOWbloghop.  We have 24  stops on this  hop representing 13 different time zones (Midnight in Hawaii through 10 PM in New Zealand) in all of Stampin' Up's markets!  Thank you so much for joining us as we hop Around the World on Wednesday!

This month we are focusing on inspiration from the new 2020-21 Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalog.  So many possibilities!  One of my very favorite things is the Peony Garden Suite, especially the Prized Peony bundle.  I really like that there are realistic stamp images and dies to cut them out and also dies that create a paper pieced peony.  Today's project focuses on the realistic stamp images.

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On my project I used 2 of the 3 peony images in the Prized Peony stamp set.  The peonies were colored using Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.  The leaves were colored using Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  

I love a black, white, and red color scheme.  When I saw the Best Plaid Builder dies I knew that it would be so fun to create black & white plaids with a floral pop of color.  I created the plaid using Basic Black and Vellum cardstock on a Whisper White card base.  It can be tricky attaching vellum to a card.  I used small dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on all the end pieces and intersections of the Vellum and it is secure and not vey noticeable.

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The sentiment is from the Celebrate Sunflowers set and is stamped on a oval from the Stitched Shapes dies.  I wanted to add something with a little sparkle and think the red rhinestone is perfect. I played around with other embellishments but finally settled on the single rhinestone.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Now it is time to  hop on over to see what the talented  Teri West has created.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid  - NZ

Tatiana Tobin - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Satomi Wellard - JA

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Manuela Geiswinkler - AT

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Mary Deatherage - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Cindy Schuster, Special Guest - US

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US- You are here!

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

Thank you for joining us as we hop Around the World on Wednesday!

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Celebrate Sunflowers

If you have followed my blog for any length of time you know there are certain layouts I use a lot.  One of them is three things lined up in a row.  You can find samples HERE,  HERE,  HERE,  HERE and well you get the idea.  So here is that layout using the new Celebrate Sunflowers bundle.

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The sunflowers were colored using So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  The sunflowers and sentiment were stamped in Early Espresso ink.  

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The only extra adornment is a Bumblebee enamel dot from the 2020-22 In Color Enamel dots.  I like how clean and simple this card looks but then I started to think maybe it is too plain.  

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I added some 1/4" Faux Suede Trim in Early Espresso.  What do you think is it better?  Is it the right embellishment?

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I still cannot decide which version I like best.  

 

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Let me know what you think, with or without ribbon?

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Field of Flowers in Magenta Madness

Yes, I am back today using Magenta Madness.  This new In Color is such a happy color, it  lifts my spirits, and definitely brings a smile to my face.  Today I am using it with the Field of Flowers stamp set.  I really like the simple and clean images and sentiments in this stamp set.

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Here are the basics:

  • The card base is Magenta Madness cardstock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2", 1/2" x 4" strip for the inside of the card
  • Vellum Cardstock 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", cut using the Many Medallions die
  • Whisper White cardstock 2-3/4" x 4", cut using the Stitched So Sweetly die, 1/2" x 4" strip for the inside of the card, 4" x 5-1/4" inside of the card
  • Whisper White cardstock 1" x  3" cut using the Stitched Rectangle die.  Use the edge of the rectangle die to custom cut the rectangle
  • Marvelous Magenta twine sadly, not available for purchase.  This was in the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • Bumblebee cardstock scrap piece to cut butterflies using the Butterfly Beauty dies 6 butterflies in total
  • Magenta Madness and Just Jade ink pads
  • Just Jade enamel dot from the 2020-22 In Color enamel dots

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Blossoms in Bloom Shades of Blue

Played around with Misty Moonlight (2020-22 In Color), Seaside Spray (2019-21 In Color). and Night of Navy color combination.  I cut one of each color using both the detailed and bold dies in the Many Layered Blossoms ,part of the Blossoms in Bloom bundle.  I also cut one of each color in 4" x 5-1/4" and a card base, 4-1/4" x 11".  It was fun playing around with the different combinations  mixing and matching.  

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This was a fun way to play with Misty Moonlight and the Blossoms in Bloom bundle.  

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The card base is Seaside Spray, the layer is Night of Navy (embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D folder), the bold die is Seaside Spray and the detailed die is Misty Moonlight.  The sentiment was embossed in white embossing powder on a strip of Misty Moonlight cardstock.

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The card base is Misty Moonlight cardstock, the layer is Seaside Spray cardstock, the bold die is Misty Moonlight, and the detailed die is Night of Navy cardstock.  The sentiment was heat embossed white embossing powder on Night of Navy cardstock.

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The card base is Night of Navy, the layer is Misty Moonlight, the bold die is Night of Navy and the detailed die is Seaside Spray cardstock.  The sentiment was embossed in white embossing powder on Night of Navy cardstock.

There are 7 sentiments in the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set covering a wide range of occasions.   I love this bundle and how versatile it is and look forward  experimenting with different color combination and coloring techniques.

 

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Blossoms in Bloom

This is my first card using the Blossoms in Bloom bundle (Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and the Many Layered Blossoms).  I wasn't going to get this bundle but I am so glad I changed my mind.  After just one play with it, I am hooked!

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I cut the outline layer in Basic Black cardstock and the bolder layer in Magenta Madness  part of the In Color 6" x 6" DSP.  Isn't it pretty?  Adhering the two layers was a little tedious which is why I am looking forward to getting the Adhesive Sheets. The Adhesive Sheets will make it so much easier to attach the outline layer.

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The Whisper White layer was embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3-D folder.  Another must have texture!  It has a little more texture than the Subtle 3-D and looks like fabric.  The sentiment was embossed using White embossing powder and decorated with an In Color Enamel Dot.  Inside of the card is another flower from the Many Layered Blossoms die.

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What is your favorite 2020-22 In Color?  Right now my favorite is Magenta Madness. It really is hard to choose.  I think my favorite will change based on what color I am using at the time.  The colors are all great and I am looking forward to discovering my favorite color combinations.

If this bundle is on your shopping list, you could get it free.  How?  During the month of June you get to choose a free bundle when you purchase the Starter Kit.  The Starter Kit is $99 (US), with free shipping, and you get to choose $125 in product. For more information GO HERE or contact me and I will be happy to help you.

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Jar of Daisies

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This week it is a color challenge.

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Before I work on a color  challenge I pull out strips of the card stock in the challenge and clip them together.  They sit on my desk until I am ready to work on the challenge. Usually, by the time I work on the card I have an idea of what to make.  The only thing that came to mind for me was to make a striped background using the colors.

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I stamped the jar from the Jar of Flowers bundle in Night of Navy and the water in Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the Jar punch.  The daisies were punched in Whisper White cardstock using the Medium Daisy punch.   The greenery was cut in Coastal Cabana cardstock using the Forever Flourishing Dies and sponged around the edges using Night of Navy ink.

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There was a bit of an empty space so I added my favorite little butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty dies in Night of Navy cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set inked in Night of Navy.  The Many Mates set is going to be so useful since it has sentiments for the front and inside of the card.  Just peeking out from the inside of the card is a border cut using the Many Medallion dies which can be bundled with the Many Mates set.  

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you liked this week's Create with Connie & Mary Challenge project.  If you are in need of a catalog please contact me and I can send one out to you.  

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