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Touches of Texture -- Just A Note

Hi There!

It's hard to believe that May is nearly over.  Where does the time go???  I had a great holiday weekend but now it's back to the working groove.  How about you?  I hope you found the time to do something special just for you over the weekend.

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Speaking of time passing quickly, have you double checked your Wish List to make sure that none of the items on your list are on the Retiring List?  There are only a few hours left to obtain stamp sets on the Retiring List--if you still have a few items left to purchase you'll need to do that BEFORE Midnight Mountain Time on 5/31.  After that time, those stamp sets are gone forever.  With respect to the remaining Retiring List items, those products may or may not appear on the Clearance Rack at some date in the future.  Do you want to take the chance?  Now is the time to place your order for those must-have items.

You can see the most current information regarding the Retiring List at the Stampin' Up! on-line store.  Just click on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top right sidebar of this blog page, click on the Shop Now hot link on the menu bar, and then click on the Retiring List hot link on the left sidebar. 

When I was planning projects for my May Stamp Clubs, I wanted to use a stamp set that had not seen any love from me.  As I was flipping through the current stamp sets on my work table, I found Touches of Texture.  I can't believe that I hadn't used it!  I mounted the stamps and thought about what I could make, but no ideas were popping into my head.  With a stamp set as versatile as this one, I was mystified.  So I went to Plan B--do a search for the stamp set on Pinterest.  There were so many awesome ideas out there but one really caught my attention because it incorporated a technique that I hadn't used in a while...Masking.  My card is nearly identical to the one that was made by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pam Warden [hers uses ribbon instead of lace and the greeting I used is presented differently than Pam's].  

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This card begins with a card base of Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  The bunch of flowers image, from the Touches of Texture stamp set, was randomly stamped around the edges of the card front using Peekaboo Peach ink.  The small splotches image was also stamped randomly around the edges of the card front but this time the image was inked, stamped off on a scrap of paper, and then stamped onto the cardstock.

The multi-petal single flower image was stamped onto three Post-It Notes with some of the image over the area where the repositionable adhesive resides on the back of the Post-It Note.  Each of the flower images were cut out with Paper Snips.  These images will be used as Masks for the stamping on the focal point, the liner at the inside sentiment area, and for the envelope.

The multi-petal single flower image was stamped twice on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink:  the first time at the left center and the second time to the right and above the first flower.

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Two of the Masks were placed over the stamped flowers.

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A third flower was stamped above and between the first two flowers.  Note:  when stamping over masked images, it is important to press down firmly on the stamp block.

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Place the third mask over the third flower.  Using Garden Green ink, stamp the flower stem image below each of the flowers.

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Using Peekaboo Peach ink, ink the small splotches stamp, stamp off the image on a scrap piece of paper, and stamp over the entire piece of Very Vanilla; re-inking and stamping off each time the image meets the cardstock.

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Remove the Masks from the three flowers and using Peekaboo Peach ink, stamp the solid flower image over the first two flowers stamped.

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Replace the Masks on the two flowers and stamp the solid flower image over the third flower stamped using Peekaboo Peach ink.  Remove the Masks.

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Run a line of adhesive down the vertical center of a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Place Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim along the adhesive so that the scalloped edge of the lace faces to the left and the edge of the lace is approximately 1/16" from the left edge of the cardstock.  Trim the top and bottom edges of the lace flush with the top and bottom edges of the cardstock.  Adhere the Chocolate Chip cardstock to the back of the Very Vanilla cardstock so that 5/16" of the Chocolate Chip cardstock extends beyond the left edge of the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Adhere the completed focal point to the card front so that the top edge of the focal point is approximately 1/2" from the top edge of the card front and the left and right edges of the focal point are approximately 5/8" inch from the left and right edges of the card front.

Stamp the "Just A Note" greeting, from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink.  Using Peekaboo Peach ink, ink the small splotches stamp, stamp off the image on a scrap piece of paper, and stamp over the entire piece of Very Vanilla; re-inking and stamping off each time the image meets the cardstock.  Die cut the image with the Big Shot using the 1-1/4" x 2-1/4" oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Adhere the die cut to a piece of Garden Green cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the 1-3/8" x 2-3/8" scallop oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  Adhere the greeting over the lower right corner of the focal point using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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To finish the card front, stamp the bee image on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink.  Apply Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush ink to the wings of the butterfly.  Apply Gold Wink of Stella glitter brush ink (Retiring) to the vanilla stripes of the bee body.  Cut out the bee with Paper Snips and adhere over the flowers on the focal point using a Stampin' Dimensional cut in half.

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The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The single flower image, flower stem, small splotches, and solid flower images were stamped at the lower left of the liner using the masking process described above.

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The single flower image, flower stem, small splotches, and solid flower images were stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla envelope using the masking process described above.  In addition, the bee image was added to the right of the flower using Chocolate Chip ink for the bee image and coloring the wings with Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush ink and the Very Vanilla areas of the bee body with Gold Wink of Stella glitter brush ink.

I'm starting to work with the great new items from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and I'm having lots of fun with the items that we (demonstrators) could pre-order.  Of course, I have a pretty extensive Wish List for a whole bunch of items that can't be ordered until June 1st.  You can be certain that I'll be placing an order as soon as the ordering system opens at Noon Mountain Time.  

If you don't have the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and would like to have one, please contact me and I'll get one to you (United States residents only, please).  

Card Measurements -- 

Peekaboo Peach:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Chocolate Chip:  1" x 4-1/4"; Very Vanilla:  2-1/4" x 4-1/4", 2" x 4-1/4", 1" x 1-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Garden Green:  2" x 3"; Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim:  4-1/2"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Touches of Texture, Flourishing Phrases; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Peekaboo Peach, Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush ink, Wink of Stella Gold glitter brush ink; Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Post-It Notes


Birthday Bright -- Happy Birthday

Hello!

I hope you're having a great holiday weekend.  I'm still deep diving through all the stuff in my craft room to clear out and reorganize.  I'm starting to see daylight in some areas--but other areas...not so much.  It's a process.

Today's post is a project I shared with my Stamp Clubs as an idea for using up their stash (hoard) of Designer Series Paper.  This card features the Party Animal Designer Series Paper but it applies to pretty much all of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Papers due to the awesome color coordination designed into every package.  In addition, I wanted a design that was easily reproducible that could lend itself to making a stack of cards in quick order.

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Don't you just love those bright, happy colors!!??!!  This card begins with a card base of Emerald Envy cardstock.  Two 1-3/4" x 5" strips of Party Animal Designer Series Paper (Retiring--On Sale!) were adhered to a panel of Pacific Point cardstock.  The top strip was adhered with the top, left, and right edges of the paper 1/8" from the top, left, and right edges of the Pacific Point cardstock.  The bottom strip was adhered with the bottom, left, and right edges of the paper 1/8" from the bottom, left, and right edges of the Pacific Point cardstock.  A 3/4" x 5" strip of Party Animal Designer Series Paper was adhered across the horizontal center of the Pacific Point cardstock with the left and right edges of the paper flush with the left and right edges of the paper strips already adhered to the cardstock.  The Pacific Point cardstock was adhered at the center of the card front.  A Delicate Doily was adhered at the center of the card front on top of the paper strips. 

The "Happy" and "Birthday" images, from the Birthday Bright stamp set (Retiring--On Sale!), were stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Pacific Point ink.  [Tip:  Put both stamp images on the same clear block to ensure perfect placement.]  The cardstock was die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits (2-1/8" x 3-1/2").  Note that the stamped greeting fits inside the framelit at a slight angle.  A piece of Crushed Curry cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot and the same framelit used for the greeting.  The die cut label was cut in half vertically and each half adhered behind the greeting die cut so that 1/8" of the Crushed Curry die extends beyond the left side and the right side of the greeting die cut.  The matted greeting was adhered at the center of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Three 5 mm rhinestones from the Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the card front (The rhinestones are Retired--Sold Out; however, this product will be in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog in a reconfigured product offering).

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The balloon image was stamped three times along the left side of the liner using Pacific Point ink.  The polka dot balloon center image was stamped inside each balloon using Crushed Curry ink.  The "wish" sentiment was stamped at the upper center to the right of the balloons using Pacific Point ink.  The "BIG" sentiment was stamped below the "wish" sentiment using Crushed Curry ink.

Party Animal Designer Washi Tape (Retiring--On Sale!) was adhered along the top and bottom edges of the liner leaving a smidge of the white liner showing below the bottom edge of the Washi tape at the bottom edge of the liner and a smidge of white showing above the top edge of the Washi tape at the top edge of the liner.

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The "Celebrate" image was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Emerald Envy ink.  The balloon image was stamped in the same area using Pacific Point ink.  The polka dot balloon center image was stamped inside the balloon using Crushed Curry ink.

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There are only a couple more days before the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes live on June 1st at Noon Mountain Time.  This means that the items on the Retiring List from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions catalog will only be available while supplies last until midnight (Mountain Time) on May 31st.  The stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and Designer Washi Tape used for this blog post are still available and at a reduced price!  Be sure to take a final look at your Wish List and make sure that you have all the items you have identified before they are gone.

You can see the most current information regarding the Retiring List at the Stampin' Up! on-line store.  Just click on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top right sidebar of this blog page, click on the Shop Now hot link on the menu bar, and then click on the Retiring List hot link on the left sidebar.

Card measurements -- 

Emerald Envy:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Pacific Point:  4" x 5-1/4"; Crushed Curry:  2-1/4" x 4"; Whisper White:  2-1/4" x 4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Party Animal Designer Series Paper:  2 @ 1-3/4" x 5", 3/4" x 5"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Birthday Bright; Inks:  Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point; Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Party Animal; Embellishments;  Delicate Doilies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Party Animal Designer Washi Tape; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


So In Love -- Just For You

Hi There!

Getting ready for the Memorial Day weekend and the weather is predicted to be stunning for the entire weekend.  How great is that!  I hope that you have some time planned with family and friends this weekend to celebrate the beginning of Summer.  

As a military veteran, I'd like to take a moment to remind you that Memorial Day Weekend is all about remembering those that have fallen in service to this great nation.  I heard on the radio this morning that the number is a little more than a million men and women who have given their lives to protect the freedoms that make our country so unique.  In this time of divisiveness, I think it's important to remember all the special things that make the United States a country so attractive to people from all walks of life.  We take so much for granted--let's not take those million+ lives for granted.  Their lives were important:  to their families and friends, to all the people whose lives they impacted, and most of all to this country. 

Today's post is a gift card holder I designed for my Stamp Clubs this Spring.  I purposely designed it "generically" so that it could be used for a multitude of purposes:  Wedding Card, Birthday Card, Anniversary Card, Graduation Card, or just about any reason to celebrate...with cash or a gift card.

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This card begins with a card base of Sahara Sand cardstock.  The leaf flourish image, from the So In Love stamp set (Retiring), was randomly stamped around the edges of the card front using Sahara Sand ink.

The outline image was stamped at the horizontal center of a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The floral banner with solid center thinlit, from the So Detailed Thinlits (Retiring), was placed over the cardstock so that the outline image was centered inside the corresponding shape at the center of the banner thinlit and die cut with the Big Shot [Tip:  Use the Precision Base Plate for best results].  The "just for you" greeting was stamped inside the outline image using Sahara Sand ink [Tip:  Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure correct placement of the greeting inside the outline image].

Place a bit of Fast Fuse adhesive on the back of the banner die cut in the center solid area and position the banner across the horizontal center of a piece of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (Retired--Sold Out).  Note that the solid tabs on the left and right sides of the banner will extend beyond the left and right edges of the Designer Series Paper.  Place the paper face down and run the tip of the bone folder along the right and left edges of the paper where the banner extends beyond the paper.  Apply adhesive to the banner ends and fold the banner ends over onto the back of the Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper/banner were matted with a slightly larger piece of Blushing Bride cardstock (1/16" mat border) and matted again with a slightly larger piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock (1/4" mat border).  The assembled focal point was adhered at the center of the card front.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A narrow strip of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper.  Tear & Tape adhesive was placed on the back of the Designer Series Paper along the left, right, and bottom edges.  The adhesive covers were removed and the paper was adhered to the liner ensuring the left, right, and bottom edges of the paper were flush with the left, right, and bottom edges of the liner.  This creates the gift card holder pocket.

The "a day to celebrate" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The "congratulations" image was stamped just above the top edge of the paper using Sahara Sand ink.

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This photo shows a gift card in the gift card pocket.  Of course, the pocket is large enough for a variety of sizes of gift cards, checks, and the ever popular cash.

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The "congratulations" greeting was stamped at the center of the envelope flap of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The leaf flourish image was randomly stamped around the greeting using Sahara Sand ink [Tip:  Place a piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the back of the envelope while stamping to ensure that the image is stamped only on the envelope flap].

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There are only a few more days before the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes live on June 1st at Noon Mountain Time.  This means that the items on the Retiring List from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions catalog will only be available while supplies last until midnight (Mountain Time) on May 31st.  The stamp set and thinlits used for this blog post are still available and at a reduced price!  Be sure to take a final look at your Wish List and make sure that you have all the items you have identified before they are gone.

You can see the most current information regarding the Retiring List at the Stampin' Up! on-line store.  Just click on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top right sidebar of this blog page, click on the Shop Now hot link on the menu bar, and then click on the Retiring List hot link on the left sidebar.

Have a great weekend!

Card Measurements -- 

Sahara Sand:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Sweet Sugarplum:  3-5/8" x 4-5/8"; Blushing Bride:  3-1/8" x 4-1/8", 1/2" x 5-1/4"; Very Vanilla:  2" x 5-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Falling In Love Designer Series Paper:  3" x 4", 1-1/2" x 5-1/4"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  So In Love; Inks:  Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Falling In Love; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform & Precision Base Plate, So Detailed Thinlits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Number of Years -- Ellen's 60th Birthday

Hello!

I've been diving into a cleaning and organizing binge in my craft room to make room for the boxes of GREAT NEW STUFF from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and found a stack of cards that were set aside for blog posts buried under a stack of paperwork.  I made this card in February for my good friend Ellen's 60th birthday.  I think milestone birthdays deserve special recognition but I didn't want the card to be too much in Ellen's face, so to speak; thus the softer colors and pretty paper pattern. 

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This card begins with a card base of Sahara Sand.  A panel of Very Vanilla cardstock, slightly smaller than the card front, was adhered at the center of the card front.  A panel of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (Retired--Sold Out) was matted with a slightly larger piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and adhered at the center of the Very Vanilla panel.

The banner image, from the Number of Years stamp set, was stamped twice on Very Vanilla cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.  The "Happy" image was stamped at the center of one of the banners (with the center banner area above the banner tails) using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The "Birthday" image was stamped at the center of the remaining banner (with the center banner area below the banner tails) using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The banners were die cut with the Big Shot using the banner framelit from the Large Numbers Framelits.

The "6" and the "0" images were stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The images were die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelits from the Large Numbers Framelits.  The numbers were adhered slightly above the center of the Designer Series Paper on the card front.  The banners were adhered centered above and below the numbers using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The small banner framelit was used to die cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Big Shot.  The small banner image was stamped onto the banner using Sahara Sand ink.  The "TH" image was stamped at the center of the banner using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  [Tip:  When using Framelits, I normally stamp first and die cut second.  However, it's impossible to see through the small banner framelit to line up the image inside the framelit.  Thankfully, the Number of Years stamp set is a photopolymer set which means that you can easily stamp within the die cut banner.]  The banner was adhered to the card front with the left side of the small banner tucked under the right center edge of the "0".

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The sentiment "the number of years the world has been a better place because you're in it." was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Sahara Sand ink.

The grouped leaves image was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The cone flower and five-petal flower images were stamped at the open stems of the leaves image using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  

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The leaves image was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla envelope.  The cone flower and five-petal flower images were stamped at the open stems using Sweet Sugarplum ink.

The great thing about this card is that it was very quick to make.  Certainly a card that would lend itself to multiples.  I wish I had thought of it last year when all my high school friends and I were turning 60...

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A reminder that there are only a few days remaining for the Retiring List.  An important piece of information is that stamp sets on the Retiring List are now available only while supplies last.  If there's a stamp set that you are on the fence about, now is the time to order it.  You can see the most current information regarding the Retiring List at the Stampin' Up! on-line store.  Just click on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top right sidebar of this blog page, click on the Shop Now hot link on the menu bar, and then click on the Retiring List hot link on the left sidebar.

One thing I keep forgetting to mention is that you'll see all of the bundles in the current catalog on the Retiring List.  Many of the elements in the bundles are carrying over to the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog--just not the bundle prices.  Therefore, if you want to purchase the stamp sets and coordinating Big Shot items or punches at the bundle price, now is the time to do that, too!

Card measurements --

Sahara Sand:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Sweet Sugarplum:  4" x 5-1/4"; Very Vanilla:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 2 @ 1" x 3-1/2", 2 @ 1-1/2" x 2-1/2", 1" x 1-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Falling In Love Designer Series Paper:  3-3/4" x 5"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Number of Years; Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Falling In Love; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Large Numbers Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Flower Patch -- A Gift Set of Cards & Downloadable Tutorial

Happy Monday!

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A reminder that there's a short time remaining to purchase items from the Retiring List.  You can see the most current information regarding the Retiring List at the Stampin' Up! on-line store.  Just click on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top right sidebar of this blog page, click on the Shop Now hot link on the menu bar, and then click on the Retiring List hot link on the left sidebar.

One of the things I hear most from my customers is that they have lots of Designer Series Paper and are looking for ways to use the paper.  Today's post is a gift box filled with 4 cards and envelopes that I made with my Stamp Clubs in April and it was very well received because it's quick and easy to make.  While my project mixes and matches the designs from the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, you can make the gift box and card elements from one sheet of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper.  I'm including step-by-step instructions that you can access by clicking here.

The gift box features the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (Retired--Sold Out), the Floral Affection Textured Impressions embossing folders (Retiring), and the Project Life Corner Rounder Tool (Retiring--Sold Out).

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The cards inside the gift box feature the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Flower Patch stamp set (Retiring) and coordinating Flower Fair Framelits (Retiring), Pearl Basic Jewels (Retired--will be reconfigured for the new catalog), and Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  The following stamp sets were used for the greetings and sentiments:  Tin of Cards (Retiring), Banners for You, Everyday Tags (Retiring), Window Shopping, and Birthday Bright (Retiring).

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The step-by-step instructions include photos of the inside sentiment areas and envelopes, paper dimensions, cutting/scoring illustrations and photos, and a complete supply list.  

I first learned to make this project at a downline appreciation event last December with my Stampin' Up! upline, Catherine Harwood.  She first saw the project while attending a Stampin' Up! recognition event where it was shared by another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Rachel Tessman.  You can find Rachel's instructional video here

The 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog has some really awesome packages of Designer Series Paper that you are really going to want.  If you are feeling that you need to use up the paper you have before you can purchase more, then this project is perfect for you.  These gift sets and cards are perfect for teachers, co-workers, friends, and family.

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Flower Patch, Tin of Cards, Banners for You, Everyday Tags, Window Shopping, Birthday Bright; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand; Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Blooms & Bliss; Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Project Life Corner Rounder Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Flower Fair Framelits; Other:  Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Velcro 3/8" Thin Clear Fasteners