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Paper Florist Dies and a Note of Thanks

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.

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What a great list of Inspiration!  I used from the list Red, Black, Clean & Simple, and Gratitude.

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 Let's talk about the little bag.  This is a long retired die, BIGZL Petite Purse.  Remember BIGZ dies? They were thicker and you could cut lots of different materials with them.  Anyone else remember cutting soda cans with them?  When I was packing up my Craft Cubbie to move I made the decision to keep a lot of my retired dies especially ones that could be used for little gifts, favors.  I also noted that I needed to use them more to make it worthwhile that I moved them halfway across the country.  This Petite Purse is so cute and I couldn't part with it.  

The bag was cut in Crushed Curry paper and simply decorated with a Poppy Parade flower made using the Paper Florist dies.  I hope they look a little like poppies.  I added a little banner with a sentiment from the Sending Smiles stamp set.   In the near future I will be co-hosting a luncheon and am thinking these would be cute table favors.  

The little card is 3" x 3" (3" x 6" CS).  It also is in Crushed Curry adorned with a poppy made using the Paper Florist dies.  I also added some Black & Very Vanilla Large Check ribbon to dress it up a little more.  These little cards also have envelopes but they are too small to be mailed.  They are a great size to leave a tip or note of thanks.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the lovely projects the Design Team created.  I am looking forward to seeing what you create for the challenge.

 

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Posted for You in Gold

Have you seen the Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty paper?  It is on page 152 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalog.  Where it is located in the catalog  it can be easily overlooked.  In this paper pack there are designs that work as a card front layer and others that are accents.  One side is gold foil which will instantly add an elegant touch to your projects, the other side is white that you can color using a sponge brayer or leave white.  Lots of possibilities.

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This quick and easy card is elevated just by using the beautiful card front design from the Forever Gold Specialty paper.  The "Love" from the Posted for You stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Shapes dies.  The image was quickly colored using Old Olive, Soft Suede, and Real Red Stampin' Blends.  The pretty Real Red sheer ribbon is from the August-December mini catalog.

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  • Very Vanilla Thick cardstock card base- 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Old Olive cardstock 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Early Espresso cardstock 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"

Thank you for stopping by. Below you will find all the products I used to make this quick and easy card that was kicked up a bit using the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty paper.  

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Simple Sunday...Cute Fruit

Ready for another Simple Sunday share?  I found a couple of pineapples that I had stamped using the Cute Fruit stamp set (found only in the Beginner brochure) and they were too cute not to use.

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Don't they just make you smile?   The pineapples were stamped using Bumblebee and Granny Apple Green ink.  I cut them out which was pretty simple since it is not a very intricate design.  The pineapples are layered on a piece of 2020-22 In Color DSP in Magenta Madness. The card base is a Whisper White notecard.  Notecards are smaller in size 3-1/2" x 5" (this is a mailable  size in the US).  Notecards come in Whisper White or Very Vanilla  and you get 20 cards and envelopes for $7.00.  This is a super deal and perfect for all stampers.

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The sentiment is also from the Cute Fruit stamp set.  I like to the decorate the insides of cards soI stamped another pineapple inside.  All the pineapples have flowers punched out using the Confetti Flowers Border punch.  The centers of the flowers are white dots from the All the Trimmings Embellishment pack in the 2020-Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.

This is a quick and easy card to make and perfect to brighten someone's day.  Below you will find all the supplies with links to my online store and colors I used to make this card.  

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Simple Sunday...Blossoms in Bloom

What kind of cards do you use the most?  Lately, it seems I have been sending a lot of just checking in, thinking about you cards.  The Many Layered Blossoms die part of the Blossoms in Bloom bundle is a great one to use to make quick pretty cards.  The die is large so all you really need is a sentiment and your card is done.

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I kept the color palette simple using just Whisper White CS and Real Red CS.  Real Red card stock was used to cut out the bolder die and Whisper White for the outline die.  If you back the Whisper White CS with a piece of Adhesive Sheet it will make assembly very easy.  The assembled flower was layered on Whisper White CS cut using a Stitched Rectangle die.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped using Versamark ink and heat embossed in  White embossing powder.  Rhinestones were placed in the centers of all the flowers to add a little sparkle to the card.

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On this second version the sentiment was stamped and embossed on Basic Black cardstock.  Which version do you like best?  

Thank you for stopping by and if I can help you with your paper crafting needs please let me know!  

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Simple Sunday Celebration Tidings

Today's Simple Sunday Share coordinates with last Sunday's post.  I made a quick and easy tea bag holder  using the Celebration Tidings bundle.  

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I stamped the cute pumpkins and sentiment in Early Espresso ink and colored the image using Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends.  The Very Vanilla cardstock was cut using the #2 label (#1 being the smallest label) cut in half.  

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The flap is the #3 Celebration Labels cut from a 2-3/4" piece of Old Olive cardstock.  The label is scored at the midpoint and cut 1/2" in on  both sides so it will fit into the holder.  The holder is In Good Taste DSP  3-1/4" x 6" scored at 2-3/4", 5-1/2".  Punch a half circle to the front top of the holder, to make it easier to remove the tea.  Seal the sides and the bottom of the holder and attach the flap to the inside of the back of the holder.

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The Early Espresso ribbon helps to secure the flap down and can be moved down to open the packet.

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Here's both projects, the card and the tea bag holder.  Cute and quick projects using the Celebration Tidings Bundle.

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Simple Sunday-Celebration Tidings Always Grateful

A Simple Sunday post featuring the Celebration Tidings stamp set.

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Early Espresso CS 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"

Old Olive CS 4" x 5-1/4"

Very Vanilla CS 3-7/8" x 5-/18" (front panel),  4" x 5-1/4" (inside of the card)

The images were colored using Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, and Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends.  Once the coloring was completed the Very Vanilla panel was embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D folder. Wrap the Old Olive ribbon around the Very Vanilla panel and tie a bow.  Adhere to the Old Olive CS and the on to the Early Espresso card base.  Attach a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to the card to add a little bit of sparkle.

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Adhere the 4' x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla CS to the inside of the card.  Quick, easy and cute!

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Everything Essential Christmas

Ready for a quick and easy Christmas card using the Everything Essential bundle?  

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This quick and easy card starts with a Whisper White note card.  Why?  It doesn't get much easier, since the note card is already cut, scored and ready to go.  Yes, the note card size is mailable.   The cute paper is from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper pack.  The designs are cute and simple in the best possible way.  Lots of dots, stripes, checks in traditional Christmas colors.  This paper can definitely be used for occasions other than Christmas.  All in all a very versatile and cute pack of paper.  The larger piece of paper (1-3/4" x 5") has one edge cut using the Peony dies.  Love the little scalloped edging.  There is also an embossed swirl along the edge which is more visible when using a solid piece of paper.  The striped piece measures 1/2" x 5" and is a cute little accent.

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The tree was inked up in Old Olive ink.  Prior to inking the stamp I placed pieces of Post It notes over the sentiment.  Once the tree was inked I removed the paper and inked up the sentiment in Real Red using a Stampin' Write marker.  The tree was decorated using the Star Designer Elements and Red Rhinestones.  A bow tied using the Real Red Sheer ribbon was added with a glue dot to the top of the tag. 

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Here's a cute, quick and easy  lollipop cover.  You probably noticed that the tree is a different color than the one on the card.  It was getting late and I was getting lazy so I used a Pear Pizzazz ink spot to ink up the tree.  The smaller sized pad made it easier for me to ink up the tree and avoid inking all of the sentiment.  I used the Real Red marker (Stampin' Write) on the sentiment and it covered up the Pear Pizzazz ink that was there.  If you do this, wipe off the marker on a piece of scrap paper to remove the Pear Pizzazz ink before you put the cap on.  This trick works if the marker color is darker then the ink color you are coloring over.

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Punch 2 holes about 1/2" apart at the top of both tags.  The tags are attached to 1-1/2" x 3" piece of Old Olive cardstock scored at 1" and 2".   Adhere the tags to the Old Olive base.  Thread a piece of Real Red ribbon through the holes with the lollipop stick between the two holes and tie a bow.

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There you have it, two quick and easy ways to use the Everything Essential bundle!  Below you will see links to all the products I used.  Hope you will use them and shop with me.

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Simple Sunday-Trimming the Town DSP

The Trimming the Town DSP is so cute!  Love the houses and some of them can be cut out using the Home Together dies.  Here's a quick and easy card to make. 

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  • Crumb Cake card base- 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Real Red CS - 2-3/4" x 4"  die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Whisper White CS- 4" x 5-1/4" (inside of the card) &  2-1/8" x  3-1/4"
  • Trimming the Town DSP 

Cut out a Real Red  scalloped rectangle (2-1/2" x 3-5/8") using the Stitched So Sweetly  dies

Sponge a Pool Party cloud background on the 2-1/8" x 3-1/4" Whisper White CS and adhere it to the Real Red scalloped rectangle

(I couldn't find my cloud stencil so I made one out of a scrap piece of CS)

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Cut out 2 houses from the Trimming the Town DSP using the Home Together dies.  Adhere one of the houses to the Real Red scalloped rectangle and one to the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White CS.

Attach 3 Real Red hearts using Stampin' Dimensionals.  **(I used the Stitched Be Mine dies-multiple hearts die to cut my hearts.  It cuts out a lot of hearts so I keep the extras in a little container, ready to be used on a project.)

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Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink the sentiment from the Fireside Trimmings set.

Adhere the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White CS to the inside of the card

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Hope you enjoyed this Simple Sunday card.  Below you will find a list of all the products I used with a link to my shopping site.  Thank you for stopping by!

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Dove of Hope

The Dove of Hope bundle was one of the very first bundles I purchased from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog.  When I saw the stamp set the words and images just spoke to me.  We all need some peace and hope in our hearts, I know I do.

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I used the Detailed Dove dies to cut out the Whisper White dove.  If you can see a bit of shine on the dove it is because I painted the dove using the Frost White Shimmer paint.  I like how it adds shimmer but isn't too shiny.  The background design is from the Plush Poinsettia Specialty paper.  The flocked design is on white vellum.  The pack has six 12" x 12" sheets (2 each of 3 flocked designs).  The flocked pattern adds a lot of texture and feels great too.  

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Are you wondering where the "peace" is from?  I don't do this very often but it is a retired die from the Christmas Greeting Thinlits and perfect for this card.  I love the font and have kept it in my permanent collection of dies.  I cut the peace from the Brushed Metallic 12" x 12" cardstock

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This is a simple card that doesn't require a lot of supplies.  It will probably be one of the designs I use for my personal Christmas cards.  Hope you like it too!  If you do not have a copy of the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, email me and I will get one out to you.  

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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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Sunday Summary

How are you?  Hope you are doing well!  Just got back from the grocery store.  We were running low on things and I decided I would do a big shop and hopefully not have to go to the store again for a few weeks.  I was pretty surprised how very few people were wearing masks or glove.  I know I looked a little wild with my homemade mask and gardening gloves!  

I haven't been spending much time in my stamp room lately.  This is one of the reasons.

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A couple of weeks ago I donated most of my fabric stash to neighbors that were making masks for medical personnel.  I can sew a bit but knew they would be much faster and better at it.  Now that there is a recommendation that we all wear masks I decided I needed to make some for my family.  Fortunately I found some fabric in another area of my craft room.  Does it look familiar to you?  Yes, quite a while ago Stampin' Up!® sold fabric.  I think they were fat quarters and are the perfect size to make masks.  Once again Stampin' Up!® and my craft stash to the rescue!

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I also made a bunch of tags to attach to goodies that were distributed to local hospitals, clinics in our area to thank medical personnel.  These were quick and easy to make using the tag die from the Bonanza dies, some retired DSP, red hearts, and sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set.  

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Need an idea for a quick card?  These are easy and cute too.  White card base or make it even quicker, use the Note Card and Envelopes (20 cards and 20 envelopes for $7 and yes, they are mailable), strip of DSP or use the Buffalo Check stamp, sentiment, and a rose from the To A Wild Rose set.  I added a few sequins and they are ready to be sent.  Easy peasy!

Thanks for checking in and I hope to get in the stamp room later today so I will have something to share with you!

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