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B.Y.O.P. -- Graduation 2016 Gift Card Holders

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Graduation season has come to an end, but I wanted to take the time to share the gift card holders I made in May for some awesome college graduates.  The first is for my nephew, Casey, who graduated from Auburn University in Alabama.

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The second is for my cousin, Morgan, who graduated from St. Louis University in Missouri.

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And the third was for Ashleigh, a young lady who takes care of my husband and I at our favorite restaurant every Sunday evening.  We've been following her progress through her years at the University of Central Florida and wanted to let her know we were proud of her accomplishment.

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You can see that all of the cards use the same design; it's just that each card features the colors specific to each graduate's school.  

  • The Auburn University colors are Burnt Orange and Navy, so I used the retired color of Dusty Durango and Night of Navy.  
  • The St. Louis University colors are a specific Pantone Blue and White, so I used the retired color Brilliant Blue and Whisper White.  
  • The University of Central Florida Colors are Gold and Black, so I used the retired color Hello Honey and Basic Black.

I saw this card design in action when I participated in a Shoebox Swap while attending On Stage 2016 in April.  I wish I could tell you who used this design for their swap because it's certainly a winner.  Here's how the cards are made using Ashleigh's card as a guide:

  • Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 4-1/4" x 11" and score at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" along the 11" length.  Fold the cardstock in half at the 5-1/2" score line and create a Mountain fold at the 2-3/4" score line
  • Cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock to 2-1/2" x 4".  With the Basic Black cardstock laying open to it's 11" length, adhere the two white pieces, centered, in the two folded areas
  • Cut one piece of [Retired] Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (diagonal stripe) and adhere over the piece of Whisper White at the outside edge of the folded areas using Mini Glue Dots placed behind the stripes near the corners of the velllum
  • Cut a square of Basic Black cardstock to 1-1/2" x 1-1/2".  Create a tassel from Gold Metallic Thread and use a [Non-Stampin' Up!] Black 1/8" Mini Brad to affix the tassel at the center of the Basic Black Square using the Paper Piercer and Stampin' Pierce Mat.  Adhere the square at the upper center of the vellum using a Stampin' Dimensional

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  • Cut a piece of Hello Honey cardstock to 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" and score at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length.  Fold at the score line and adhere folded piece, centered, to the opened 4-1/2" x 11" card base in the open area beyond the 5-1/2" score line with the fold opposite the 5-1/2" score line
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 3" x 3-3/4".  Using Basic Black Archival ink, stamp the "Congratulations, GRAD!" greeting from the B.Y.O.P. stamp set near the upper center of the cardstock.  Adhere the Whisper White cardstock, centered, to the front of the folded 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" Hello Honey cardstock
  • Using a Blender Pen and [Retired] Hello Honey ink, fill in the "GRAD!" part of the greeting with Hello Honey ink
  • Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 1" x 3".  Adhere a 1" x 3" piece of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (diagonal stripe) to the Basic Black cardstock [Note:  For this piece I used the Xyron "X" to create a sticker from the vellum to adhere to the Basic Black.  As you can see, there is a smudgy look where the adhesive sticks to the Basic Black between the gold stripes.  In hindsight, I should have used Mini Glue Dots behind the gold stripes near the corners of the vellum.]
  • "Close" the 4-1/2" x 11" card base at the folds over the 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" folded card and make a small pencil mark on the Whisper White where the 2-3/4" fold sits atop the Whisper White cardstock.  Open the card base and adhere the 1" x 3" vellum/cardstock strip across the 3" x 3-3/4" Whisper White below the pencil mark so that this strip is not visible when the card base is closed

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  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 3" x 3-3/4".  Using Basic Black Archival ink, stamp "B.Y.O.P.*" near the upper center of the cardstock
  • Using a Blender Pen and Hello Honey ink, fill in the stamped image with Hello Honey ink
  • Using Basic Black Archival ink, stamp "*buy your own present!" near the bottom edge of the Whisper White cardstock
  • Adhere the Whisper White cardstock, centered, inside the folded 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" Hello Honey cardstock in the bottom area
  • Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 1" x 3".  Adhere a 1" x 3" piece of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (diagonal stripe) to the Basic Black cardstock [Note:  For this piece I used the Xyron "X" to create a sticker from the vellum to adhere to the Basic Black.  As you can see, there is a smudgy look where the adhesive sticks to the Basic Black between the gold stripes.  In hindsight, I should have used Mini Glue Dots behind the gold stripes near the corners of the vellum.]
  • Cut a piece of [Retired] Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (polka dots) to 3" x 3-3/4".  Using the [Retired] 2-1/2" circle punch, insert one 3" end of the vellum about 1/3 of the way into the punch and punch a divot
  • Place Tear & Tape Adhesive along the non-punched edges of the back of the vellum and adhere, centered, to the top inside of the folded 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" Hello Honey cardstock.  This pocket is designed to hold most gift cards

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  • Using Basic Black Archival ink, stamp "Congratulations, GRAD!" at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White envelope
  • Using the Blender Pen and Hello Honey ink, fill in the "GRAD!" part of the greeting

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One of the best things about participating in swaps is that you make and/or receive design gems like this gift card holder.  All three of the graduates made a point of telling me how much they enjoyed receiving the card AND the gift card.  They really appreciated that I took the time to look up their school colors to personalize the card for their respective schools.  

Robertssiggy

 

Supplies I used for Ashleigh's card --

Stamps:  B.Y.O.P.; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Hello Honey (Retired); Cardstock:  Basic Black, Hello Honey (Retired), Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (Retired); Embellishments:  Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear & Tape; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Pierce Mat, 2-1/2" circle punch (Retired), Blender Pen; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Xyron "X" adhesive, Black 1/8" Mini Brad

 


Flower Shop in Copper

Hi There!

Today's post has the how-to's for making the Wedding Card I featured during Monday's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Flower Shop stamp set.  To see the complete lineup of artists for the hop, click here.  There are so many wonderful ideas--you definitely want to take the time to hop through all the great blogs.

One of the first things I look at when I receive a new Stampin' Up! Catalog is the Designer Series Paper.  I just LOVE paper!  Living in a coastal area, papers with aquatic or coastal themes always appeal and the By the Shore Designer Series Paper is just gorgeous!  The interesting thing, though, is that my favorite design in the package is one that could be used for anything.  It's just a beautiful ombre with a subtle wave design going from Very Vanilla to Calypso Coral and back to Very Vanilla.  I just knew that this paper would be part of a beautiful card front combined with an image from the Flower Shop stamp set.  What do you think?

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This card begins with a card base of Calypso Coral cardstock.  A panel of Soft Sky cardstock was used to mat a piece of the ombre paper and then adhered to the card front.  A strip of Soft Sky cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot and the long wavy thinlit from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  The wave was adhered along the left side of the ombre paper using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

When I first learned to stamp, the technique that gave me the biggest "Wow!" moment was heat embossing.  Watching the powder melt and become shiny was so exciting!  I don't heat emboss often, but when I do, I usually go crazy and heat emboss everything in sight.  That's pretty much what I did on this card.  

The pretty flowers on this card were embossed with the new Copper Stampin' Emboss powder on Vellum cardstock.  To begin, swipe the Embossing Buddy across the Vellum cardstock.  This helps to ensure that the embossing powder sticks only to the ink.  Stamp the scribble line "doodle" flower image from the Flower Shop stamp set four times on the Vellum cardstock using Versamark ink; reinking the stamp for every image.  Cover the inked images with the embossing powder and tap the back of the Vellum cardstock to knock off the excess powder back into the container.  Use the Heat Tool to melt the embossing powder until shiny making sure that you keep your fingers out of the way of the business end of the Heat Tool.  The Pansy punch was used to punch out the four flowers.  Three of the flowers were adhered along the wavy die cut on the card front using Mini Glue Dots.  [The fourth flower is for the liner at the inside sentiment area of the card.]

Thread a double strand of Copper Metallic Thread through the buttonholes of three small Classy Designer Buttons and tie in a knot on the front of each button.  Adhere each button at the three flower centers on the card front using Mini Glue Dots.

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Using Versamark, stamp the "Marriage is a Journey" greeting from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock swiped with the Embossing Buddy.  Cover the ink with Copper Stampin' Emboss powder; tapping the excess back into the container.  Melt the embossing powder with the Heat Tool.  Die cut the cardstock with the Big Shot and the Layering Ovals Framelits.  Die cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock with the Big Shot and the next larger size Layering Oval Framelits with a scallop edge.  Adhere the two ovals at the centers and use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the greeting to the card front with the bottom edge of the ovals approximately 1" from the bottom edge of the card base.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A strip of the ombre patterned paper was adhered along the left side of the liner.  The "Good Thing You Get to Bring Your Best Friend Along" sentiment, from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Versamark ink.  The ink was covered with Copper Stampin' Emboss powder; the excess powder tapped off into the container.  The embossing powder was melted with the Heat Tool.  The cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the long banner framelit included with the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits.  The die cut banner was matted with a piece of Soft Sky cardstock and adhered to the upper center of the liner.  The fourth copper-embossed vellum flower was adhered at the left end of the banner using a Mini Glue Dot.

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The left front side of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope was swiped with the Embossing Buddy and the scribble line "doodle" flower image was stamped three times along the left edge of the envelope using Versamark ink, reinking the image each time it was stamped.  The ink was covered with Copper Stampin' Emboss powder; the excess tapped off the envelope back into the container.  The embossing powder was melted with the Heat Tool.  Note that heat embossed images on envelopes don't tend to travel well through the mail system.  If I were going to snail mail this card, I'd most likely replace the embossed copper flowers on the envelope with Calypso Coral stamped images OR use the new Calypso Coral Ombre Stampin' Pad to ink the images.

If you liked the script and the greeting/sentiment used for this card, then you'll want to return for the next Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop on July 4th.  This hop will feature the Flourishing Phrases stamp set that contains the greeting/sentiment and you are going to FALL IN LOVE with the beautiful greetings and sentiments as well as the floral flourish images.  AND when you see the coordinating Thinlits...well, all I can say is be prepared to have your red, white, and blue socks knocked off!

Have a great weekend!

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this project --

Stamps:  Flower Shop, Flourishing Phrases; Inks:  Versamark; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Vellum; Designer Series Paper:  By the Shore; Embellishments:  Classy Designer Buttons, Copper Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Pansy punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate, Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits, Swirly Scribble Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Flower Shop with Playful Palette

Hello!

Today's post is a follow-up for one of the cards I shared during yesterday's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop for the Flower Shop stamp set.  It was so fun to see what 16 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators could do with a stamp set!  I came away with so many great ideas using lots of new product from the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalog.  To see the line up for the blog hop, click here.

This card features a few of the new In Colors:  Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum.  I found this color combination in the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack that contains a bunch of multi-colored abstract patterns along with some single color patterns.  For me, abstracts are rather intimidating to work with, so I decided to challenge myself to find a way to use them with the Flower Shop stamp set.  Here's what I came up with.

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This card begins with a card base of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.  A strip of Basic Black background with splatters from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack was matted with a slightly larger piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock and Basic Black cardstock.  A length of Emerald Envy 3/8" Ruched ribbon was wrapped around the panel near the bottom and tied at the front.  The panel was adhered along the left side of the card front.

The "striped" flower with "daisy" center image from the Flower Shop stamp set was stamped on three different pieces of paper from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack using Basic Black Archival ink:  Blushing Bride grid, Peekaboo Peach grid, and Blushing Bride/Sweet Sugarplum/Peekaboo Peach swirl.  The stamp image was also stamped on scraps of Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock using the ink corresponding to the cardstock color.  All of the flower images were punched out with the Pansy punch.  [Note:  I placed a Sharpie dot at the bottom of the stamp label image that corresponds to the bottom of the punch so that when I stamp the image, I can be sure that the stamped image will line up easily with the punch.]  Using the Bone folder, I rolled the petals of the flowers stamped on the patterned paper up and the petals of the flowers stamped on cardstock down.  Then the Peekaboo Peach grid flower was adhered at the center of the Peekaboo Peach cardstock flower, the Blushing Bride grid flower at the center of the Blushing Bride cardstock flower, and the swirl pattern flower to the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock flower.

The scribble line "doodle" flower was stamped on Emerald Envy grid paper from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack using Emerald Envy ink to create two flowers.  The flowers were punched with the Pansy punch and then the flowers were clipped apart by cutting between each petal to the center of the flower to create "leaves".  Some "leaves" consist of two flower petals and other "leaves" are single petals.  The bone folder was used to curl the ends of the leaf petals up.  

Two Stampin' Dimensionals, stacked on top of one another, were placed at the center back of the swirl pattern/Sweet Sugarplum flower and the flower placed near the center right of the panel adhered along the left side of the card front.  A single Stampin' Dimensional was placed at the back center of the Blushing Bride grid/Blushing Bride flower and the flower adhered on the card front with the left edge of the flower near the right edge of the panel and the ribbon.  The Peekaboo Peach grid/Peekaboo Peach flower was adhered above the Blushing Bride grid/Blushing Bride flower using Fast Fuse.

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Small bits of Fast Fuse were placed on the points (flower center) of each flower petal "leaf" and the leaves tucked under flowers.

The card front was finished with the "A Very Special Day" greeting from the Pop of Paradise stamp set stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink.  The greeting was die cut with the Big Shot using the Tags & Labels Framelits and matted with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock die cut with the next largest size framelit.  The two pieces were adhered together at the centers and placed near the upper right corner of the card front.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Three pieces of Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape were adhered along the bottom edge of the liner, one above the other.  The "Wishing You happiness on your Special Day" sentiment, from the Better Together stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Basic Black Archival ink.  The black ink was used to stamp the "striped" flower with "daisy" center image on the Blushing Bride grid and Blushing Bride/Sweet Sugarplum/Peekaboo Peach swirl paper.  Peekaboo Peach ink was used to stamp the flower on Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  Emerald Envy ink was used to stamp two scribble line "doodle" flowers on the Emerald Envy grid paper.  All of the flowers were punched with the Pansy punch and the Emerald Envy flowers cut into "leaves".  

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The flowers and leaves were adhered to the liner using Fast Fuse with the flowers overlapping and the leaves tucked under the flower petals.

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The left front of the Medium Very Vanilla envelope was stamped with the "striped" flower with "daisy" center image using Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride, and Sweet Sugarplum inks.  To overlap the images without seeing the images "underneath" each other, Post-It Notes were used to mask the previously stamped images.

To do this, stamp the image on a Post-It Note so that two flower petals are along the edge of the Post-It Note that has the repositionable adhesive on the back.  Cut out the stamped flower image with Paper Snips (punching with the Pansy punch leaves too much of a border around the image).  If you plan to stamp multiple overlapping flowers as shown on the envelope, you'll need three of these Post-It Notes.  Here's how the flowers were stamped on the envelope:

  • Starting at the bottom left corner, stamp the flower with Peekaboo Peach ink, then cover the stamped image with a Post-It Note flower.  
  • Clean the stamp then ink with Sweet Sugarplum ink and stamp to the lower right of the Peekaboo Peach flower.  
  • Clean the stamp then ink with Blushing Bride ink and stamp to the upper right of the Peekaboo Peach flower.  Cover the Blushing Bride flower with a Post-It Note flower.  
  • Clean the stamp and ink with Sweet Sugarplum ink and stamp to the upper left of the Blushing Bride flower.  Cover the Sweet Sugarplum flower above the Blushing Bride flower with a Post-It Note.  
  • Clean the stamp and ink with Blushing Bride ink.  Stamp flower at top of envelope.  Remove the Post-It Note from the Peekaboo Peach flower at the lower left corner and place over the Blushing Bride flower.  
  • Clean stamp and ink with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Stamp flower at upper left corner of the envelope.  
  • Clean stamp and ink with Peekaboo Peach ink.  Stamp flower to the lower right of Blushing Bride flower stamped at top of envelope.  Remove all the Post-It Notes

Note that when stamping on top of the Post-It Notes, you need to push down firmly on the stamp block without rocking the stamp.  This will ensure that the image stamps up to the edge of the Post-It Note.  If you look closely at the envelope photo, you can see a fuzzy area between the Sweet Sugarplum flower center and the adjacent Blushing Bride flower petal at the center of the flower stamping.  This is where the stamped image was not pressed firmly over the Post-It Note.

I'll be back in a couple of days with the how-to's for the Wedding Card.

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this project --

Stamps:  Better Together, Flower Shop, Pop of Paradise; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Blushing Bride, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Playful Palette Stack; Embellishments:  Emerald Envy 3/8" Ruched ribbon, Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Pansy punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Tags & Labels Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Post-It Note


Stamp Review Crew -- Flower Shop

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop for the Flower Shop stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Sue Plote's blog--don't you just love how she combines textures and shapes so beautifully?  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Debra Burgin's elegant card in black and copper.

I have two projects to share with you.  The neat thing about dusting off a stamp set you've had for a while is that you get to combine it with new stuff and then it seems like a new stamp set because of all the fun ideas you suddenly have.  

The first project features the following new items:  Flourishing Phrases stamp set, By the Shore Designer Series Paper, Copper Metallic Thread, Copper Stampin' Emboss powder, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, and the Layering Ovals Framelits.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Flower Shop, Flourishing Phrases; Inks:  Versamark; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  By the Shore; Embellishments:  Classy Designer Buttons, Copper Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Pansy punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits

The second project features the following new items:  Pop of Paradise stamp set, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack, Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach cardstock, and Emerald Envy 3/8" Ruched ribbon.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Flower Shop, Pop of Paradise; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Blushing Bride, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Playful Palette Stack; Embellishments:  Emerald Envy 3/8" Ruched ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Pansy punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate, Tags & Labels Framelits

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects this week, so make sure you return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included with the Flower Shop stamp set as the focal point for your projects or as an accent to your focal point image.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Debra Burgin 
  2. Bruno Bertucci
  3. Yapha Mason 
  4. Rochelle Blok
  5. Tanya Boser 
  6. Dawn Tidd
  7. Nikki Spencer 
  8. Betty Traciak 
  9. Kelly Kent 
  10. Shana Gaff 
  11. Wendy Weixler 
  12. Heidi Baks
  13. Martha Inchley 
  14. Linda Callahan
  15. Sue Plote
  16. Mickey Roberts

Robertssiggy


Papillon Potpourri with Love & Affection

Hello!

Today's post is a follow up with the how-to's for creating one of the greeting cards featured in last Monday's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Papillon Potpourri stamp set.

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This card begins with a card base of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Panels of Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy cardstock were used to mat a piece of paper from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  (I just LOVE the fun colors in this paper!)  A length of 5/8" Organza ribbon was placed diagonally across the paper with the ends folded to the back and adhered to the Daffodil Delight panel.  The paper and panels were adhered at the center of the card front.

A piece of Mint Macaron cardstock was embossed with the floral banners folder from the Floral Affection Textured Impressions embossing folders.  The edges of the embossed cardstock were sponged with Mint Macaron ink and then the sponge was lightly brushed over the raised embossing.  The embossed cardstock was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals so that the open space between the floral banners follows the angle of the diagonal ribbon.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the "you make me ridiculously happy" sentiment from the Love & Affection stamp set using Night of Navy ink.  The edges of the cardstock were sponged with Mint Macaron ink and then adhered over the open space between the embossed floral banners on the Mint Macaron cardstock using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The squares pattern large butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Watermelon Wonder ink.  The butterfly was punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  Three medium sized pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels were adhered along the center "body" of the butterfly.  A small piece of Gold Metallic Thread was folded in half and adhered at the back of the butterfly "body" with a Mini Glue Dot with the cut ends of the thread extending beyond the top of the butterfly to suggest antennae.  The butterfly was adhered at the top right corner of the Whisper White cardstock and the wings of the butterfly gently folded up.

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A strip of paper from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered across the top of the Whisper White liner.  The "you are every lovely word I could possibly think of" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Night of Navy ink.

A floral spray of color was added to the bottom left corner of the liner using a few of the floral images from the Love & Affection stamp set.  Daffodil Delight ink was used for the flower outline, Watermelon Wonder ink for the flower center, and Mint Macaron ink for the leaf branches extending from each side of the flower.  Photopolymer stamps make placement of the images so easy!

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The floral spray of color was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using the same images and colors used for the liner.

The Love & Affection stamp set was part of a new catalog pre-order offered to Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in the weeks prior to the launch of the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalog so that they can begin promoting the new products.  When I saw the images I wondered why I would possibly need another floral stamp set.  But when you look at the embossing folders, the stamp set, and the paper with it's wonderful colors and textures as a whole, you can't help but want, want, want.  My husband calls this an addiction.  If so, I'm OK with this addiction when it keeps me looking at so many lovely things all the time.

If you haven't taken a stroll through the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalog you really need to do so!  You can download it by clicking on the catalog cover icon on the right sidebar of this blog page.  If you'd like to receive a paper copy of the catalog, be sure to contact me by clicking on the Email Mickey button on the right sidebar of this blog page and I'll be happy to send one to you (but only if you live in the United States).

Have a great weekend!

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Love & Affection, Papillon Potpourri; Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Affectionately Yours Specialty; Embellishments:  5/8" Organza ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Elegant Butterfly punch, Big Shot w/Platform, Floral Affection Textured Impressions embossing folders; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope