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Blossoms in Bloom Birthday

It is Friday and time for another fun Festive Friday Challenge!  This time the Inspo List is inspired by  National Simplicity Day!  What does this mean to you?  Check out the Inspo List and choose 3 things to use on your project and post it in the Festive Friday blog gallery!  Here's the Inspo List.

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Lots of fun things on this list!  I chose Stitching, Birthday theme and Floral theme.  Surprised?  Me too!  I was all set to do the B & W with a pop of color cause that is usually my jam but wait I guess I kind of did do that.  I will let you be the judge.

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It is hard to see but the Basic Black layer does have a stitched edge and so does the sentiment.  You can see the floral and birthday theme but where is the white?

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There it is!  Okay, this might be pushing what is really meant by b&w and a pop of color.  Magenta Madness definitely is a happy pop of color and it is still my favorite new In Color but to be fair I haven't used the other colors as much.  

Guess what?! I have a tutorial for you with all the measurements and supplies.  CLICK HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and I  hope you play along with the Festive Friday Challenge #FF62.  I love seeing what your creations in the gallery!

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Timeless Tropical and the Many Medallions Die

It is Friday and time for the Festive Friday Challenge!  The festivity we are being inspired by is the First Day of Summer #FF0060.

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To play along with the challenge all you have to do is pick 3 of the items on the Inspo List and use it on your project.  Once your project is complete head on over the Festive Friday Blog and enter it in the gallery.  You have until Monday, June 8 at 8pm CST to enter.  I hope to see your entry in the gallery!

I was inspired by watercolor, patterns, and bright colors from the Inspo List.  This card is a mix of sneak peek items (Many Medallion dies and one of the new In Colors, Magenta Madness) and items carrying over from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Timeless Tropical stamp set and In the Tropics dies (purchase them as a bundle before June 3 and you will save 10%, Timeless Tropical bundle ).

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I love the Many Medallions dies!  I can think of so many different ways  to use these dies.  Today I simply layered it over my favorite new In Color (at least for today), Magenta Madness.  There have been overlays before in different kits. I was always reluctant to use them since they were just a few of them but now I can make as many as I want which gives me permission to play. I think they would make fun stencils to use with embossing paste, brayers, and sponging techniques.  When I am in the right frame of mind, it would also be fun to inlay them in  different colors.  That's just a few ideas I have roaming around in my brain.  Hope to have a stretch of time to play.

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I tried something new on the "aloha".  I wanted it to be raised up but wasn't sure how to do it since it is pretty skinny and I didn't think trimming dimensionals would be very satisfactory.  While I was thinking about what to do I remembered finding some white fun foam while cleaning out my room and yes, I decided to try and cut the fun foam with the aloha die.  It cuts like a dream, no problems at all.  I glued the Sparkle Glimmer paper aloha to the fun foam and problem solved!  This is an easy solution and so much easier than cutting tiny pieces of dimensional.  

Did you know that every member of the Festive Friday Design team creates a tutorial for their project?  Some are videos, some are on the blog post, and some are PDFs.  I created a PDF for you!  You can access it HERE.

Thank you for stopping by!  If  you do not have a copy of the 2020-21 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog that goes live on June 3 and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator please contact me.

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Garden Lane DSP & the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0058

Did you know there was a National Lucky Penny day?  Well, there is and it is celebrated on May 23.  National Lucky Penny Day is the festivity featured on the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0058.  

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To play in the challenge pick 3 of the elements to include in your project.  It is easy and fun to play along!  

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Here's what I made using the elements: copper, green, gift card holder, and congratulations sentiment.  This just may be the easiest gift card holder you will ever make.

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All you need to do is cut the front of the card to the score line to form a pocket.  Secure the side and along the bottom to form a pocket.  Lots of retiring products were used to make this card.  

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 Click HERE for a PDF Tutorial!

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Hope to see your project for Festive Friday #FF0058 in the Gallery!

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More DSP Panel Cards

I received some inquiries regarding the DSP panel cards I have been posting.  These cards are quick and easy to make and perfect to show off your Designer Series Paper.

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Here I used the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP (retiring).  Aren't those hummingbirds so pretty?  They have shiny accented feathers.  I also used the sentiment from the Accented Blooms stamp set (retiring) punched out with the Tailored Tag.  The Flower Faceted Gem (retiring and just $5.60) adds a bit of sparkle to the sentiment.  The ribbon is the Mint Macaron 1/4" Textile Ribbon (retiring).  

Here are the details:

  • Card base Mint Macaron 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Soft Suede 3-3/4" x 4"
  • Mosaic Mood DSP 3-3/8" x 3-3/4" cut into  three 1-1/8" x 3-3/4" strips I use the Stampin' Up!® Paper Trimmer to cut the strips 

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This panel card uses the Tropical Oasis DSP (retiring). Don't you just love the Woodie cars in the print?  For the sentiment I used one of the stickers from the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack.  Instead of my usual bow, I tied a double knot with the Mint Macaron 1/4" Textile Ribbon, thinking it would make it a little more manly.

Hope this will help you make your own DSP panel cards.  

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PS Many of you asked me to provide you with the directions for this card.  I am working on an online card class which will have a card using this fold.  I will do a post once the class is over.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop...No Matter the Weather

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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 the March Paper Pumpkin kit: No Matter the Weather.

This kit has got to be one of the best Paper Pumpkin kits ever!  It is amazing how perfect the stamp set is for what we are going through in the world right now.  In addition the die cuts are just so cute! To make things even better there's a bonus stamp set included that is full of fabulous images including a pair of flowery boots that I would love to wear.  

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I have been wanting to make a Quarter Sheet Pop Up card.  On this card I used the die cuts and sentiment from the kit and added the grass/cattails using the Friendly Silhouettes dies.  There is a lovely grass image in the bonus stamp set but I was being a bit lazy and didn't want to fussy cut.  This grass/cattail die from the Friendly Silhouette dies is one I am very fond of.

Here are the details on how I made this card.

  • Adhere 2 of the same note card together so that you have a larger background design.
  • Trim the note cards to equal 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" with the fold (seam where you joined the 2 cards) in the center (2-3/4")
  • 1-1/4" x 4-1/2" Balmy Blue strip, score at 1/2", 2-1/4", 4"  decorate using the die cuts.  Center the 2-1/4" score line with the center fold of the card.  Attach the tabs to the card base. 
  • 1/2" x 6-1/2" Shaded Spruce strip, score 1/2" at both ends.  
  • 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" Shaded Spruce strip cut using the Friendly Silhouettes grass/cattail image.  Adhere the grass/cattails to the back of the 1/2" x 6-1/2" strip and inside of the 1/2" score lines.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink (included in kit) and attach the heart die cut.  Add glitter to heart if desired.  Attach it to the front of the 1/2" x 6-1/2" strip.  Adhere the strip (1/2" tabs) to the front of the card.

 

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This card lays flat to mail (since it is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" it does not need to be folded and fits in an A-2 envelope).  The card stands up nicely.  The 2 strips bow out creating a nice pop up effect.

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Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  If  not, now is a great time to join in the fun.  Contact your demonstrator to get started or  CLICK HERE* to subscribe.

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to  Janey Backer's blog to see her fun creation.

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PS If you are one of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and want to make this card but do not have the Friendly Silhouettes dies, contact me!

 


So Very Vellum and the Forever Blossoms

I am ready for Spring!  If you are ready too, then you need to check out and participate in the Festive Friday challenge #FF54.

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All you need to do is pick at least 3 items from the Inspo List to include in your project and then post it in the Festive Friday gallery.  Here's more information about how to play along with the Festive Friday Challenge.

I chose flowers, green, pastel colors, and stitching to use on my project.

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I used the new So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper in Purple Posy for the card base.  This beautiful embossed vellum is part of the Sale-A-Bration  2nd Release products.   This pack of paper is FREE with a $50 order.  There are 3 colors: Pool Party, Purple Posy, and Soft Sea Foam.  In the pack you get six 12" x 12" pieces, 2 each of three colors.  

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The beautiful flowers are from the Forever Blossoms bundle and are colored using Stampin' Blends.

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This is inside of the card.  I wanted to cover up the adhesive that was showing through from the front so I added the top rectangle as well as  the bottom.  All the rectangles are the same size.

I have written a tutorial for you on how to make this card, CLICK HERE  for the tutorial. In fact, every member of the Festive Friday design team creates either a video or a written tutorial on their project so be sure to check it out!

I look forward to seeing your project in the Festive Friday gallery!

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Special Someone

Ready for another Festive Friday Challenge?  

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How do you play along?  Just pick 3 items from the Inspo list to include in your projects and submit it to the Festive Friday gallery by the due date.   The project you create doesn't have to celebrate Valentine's Day but it does need to include 3 items from the Inspo List.  Here is a link to how to play along with the challenge.

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I chose to use hearts, doilies, and red from the Inspo List. I could even claim glitter since he is holding a glittery red heart.   Isn't the raccoon from the Special Someone set so cute?  From the first time I saw the catalog I knew the set would have to be mine.  Beginning on February 4th, the Special Day dies that coordinates with the Special Someone set will become available.  As a demonstrator I was able to pre-order them which is what I used to cut out Mr. Raccoon.  

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  • Cut out 2 tags from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (Sale-A-Bration choice)  using the tag die from the Bonanza dies.   
  • Score the bottom of the tags 1-1/4" .  This is how big the item I wanted to insert measures.
  • Apply adhesive to one of the 1-1/4" rectangles and place the other tag over it. 
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  • Secure the treat in the holder with adhesive.  I used a Ferrero Rocher.
  • Thread a 4" piece of Real Red ribbon through the tag holes and tie a bow around the ribbon using White Baker's Twine
  • Stamp the outline raccoon image in Basic Gray ink.
  • Ink the bold raccoon stamp in Basic Gray ink and stamp off once on a piece of scrap paper and then over the outline raccoon image.
  • Cut out the raccoon using the Special Day dies or fussy cut.  
  • Using Stampin' Dimensionals attach the raccoon to a red heart doily
  • Stamp "for you" on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using the banner die from the Clubhouse bundle.
  • Cut 2 hearts out of Red Glitter paper 
  • Attach one heart to the raccoons paws using a part of a Stampin' Dimensional.
  • Attach one heart to the banner.  Attach the banner using SNAIL adhesive to the doily.
  • Using Stampin' Dimensionals attach the doily to the treat holder.

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Cute and simple little treat to give to your friends, co-workers, or anytime you need a little treat holder.  Now it is time for you to figure out what you are going to make for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0051.  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created.

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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

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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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Christmas Gleaming and the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0048

Welcome to another Festive Friday Challenge!  The festivity we are being inspired by is Wear Your Pearls Day!  Bet you didn't know there was a special day to celebrate wearing your pearls.  The Inspo list for this challenge is so fun.  To play along all you have to do is pick a minimum of 3 items from the Inspo List to use on your project and share it on the Festive Friday blog.  Easy peasy and a lot of fun too!

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For this challenge I chose to use rhinestones, black & white, pink, and embossing paste.

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It is a little hard to see that I used Shimmery White Embossing paste.  There are flecks of glitter in the paste which makes for a very sparkly background. 

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I think you can see the glitter in the embossing paste in this picture.  The mask I used is from the Stampin' Up!® Holiday catalog on pg 35.  It is a little hard to find.  

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To make things even more sparkly I brushed Clear Wink of Stella over the body of the ornament and some Frost White Shimmer paint on the top of the ornament.  I thought I might as well go all out and added rhinestones  and a glittery black bow to the ornament.  To finish it off, I added a die cut sentiment from the Jolly Season dies

Want a tutorial and list of all the products I used?  Here is a link to a tutorial.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.  

 

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Snowman Season Gift Card

Ready for a fun to make and receive gift card holder?  Let's go!

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Here's what you will need:

    *Coastal Cabana 5-1/2" x 6-3/4" scored at 4-1/4" &  a Stitched Nested label (2nd largest) 

    *Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4" & Stitched Oval largest & scraps for snowman, tree

    *Real Red Layering Ovals scallop oval (largest)

    *Let it Snow DSP cut 2 at 2-1/4" x 5-1/4"

    *Snowman Season bundle

    *Tree stamped from Perfectly Plaid set in Shaded Spruce

    *Sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas

    *Star Designer Elements

    *Let it Snow Embellishment kit

(Look below my signature for a complete list of supplies and links to where you can purchase it.)

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Score the Coastal Cabana Stitched Nested label as shown below.

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This tab is what you will secure between the Coastal Cabana card base and the Whisper White layer.  I like to use glue or Tear & Tape.  Secure down the Whisper White layer to the Coastal Cabana card base.

Stamp in Coastal Cabana ink the snowflakes from Snowman Season on the Whisper White Stitched Oval. 

Layer the stitched oval on to the Real Red scalloped oval.  

Attach a plaid tree stamped in Shaded Spruce using the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the snowman from Snowman Season on to the Whisper White Oval.

Attach the star to the top of the tree.  Attach a cap to the snowman.  Color in the snowman's nose using Pumpkin Pie Blends or Stampin' Write marker.

Stamp "lots of love" in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White CS and cut the banner.  Attach a little red heart to the end and adhere.

Attach the oval to the Coastal Cabana label.  

Stamp the sentiment in the upper right hand corned in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Attach one of the DSP sheets to the outside piece.

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Punch a half circle in the middle of one of the long sides of the remaining DSP piece.  This is the opening where you will put in the gift card so do not put any adhesive along this long edge.  Run a thin line of liquid glue along the 2 short sides and the long side that does not have the half circle.  Attach this to the inside.

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Super cute and easy to make too!  Hope you liked this gift card idea.  Check out the links below for a complete list of products used.

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