Techniques

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

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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.

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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


Thoughtful Banners -- Congrats

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There are only a few days left for the Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.  The items in these catalogs that are not carrying over to the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog are part of the Retiring List.  Items on the Retiring List are disappearing fast, but there are still quite a few left to choose from.  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.

Today's post is a pretty wedding card I designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

I love to fussy cut.  There--I've said it, I own it, I'm OK with you thinking that I'm nuts.  I know that there are those of you who are looking at this card and thinking that this is a really pretty card, but you are saying to yourself that if there's not a framelit or thinlit for the Big Shot that will cut out those flowers, this card is not going to be made by you.  I used to think that way, too.  Until I learned how to fussy cut.  There are some important things to remember about fussy cutting:

  1. It is imperative that you have a pair of very sharp micro-tip scissors (Stampin' Up!'s Paper Snips are perfect for fussy cutting).
  2. When fussing cutting, the scissors don't move...the paper moves.  This takes some getting used to, but once you get used to doing this, fussy cutting is super easy.  Hold the paper firmly, but flexibly, with the fingertips of one hand and rotate the paper.

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This card begins with a card base of Blushing Bride cardstock.  A length of Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim was adhered along the back left edge of a piece of Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (Retired--Sold Out).  The paper/lace was adhered at the center of a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock cut slightly smaller than the card front and then adhered at the center of the card front.

The "screen" smudge stamp, from the Touches of Texture stamp set, was stamped three times near the upper center of the Designer Series Paper using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The flower bunch image, also from the Touches of Texture stamp set, was stamped three times on Very Vanilla cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.  The images were watercolored using the Blender Pen and Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Sweet Sugarplum inks (Tip:  Pick up the ink from the inside of the ink pad cover after pressing the ink pad cover to the ink pad while the ink pad is closed).  The images were cut out with Paper Snips (and an X-Acto Knife for the small areas not easily accessible with scissors) and adhered at the center of the card front using Mini Glue Dots.

The curved outline banner image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on Sweet Sugarplum cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The image was punched out using the Duet Banner punch and adhered over the flower stems using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The "congrats" image, also from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The image was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered at the center of the banner using rolled up Mini Glue Dots.

A piece of Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon (Retiring) was tied into a bow and adhered immediately below the banner with a Mini Glue Dot.

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The flower bunch image was stamped at the lower left corner of the Very Vanilla liner using Sahara Sand ink.  The image was watercolored with the Blender Pen and Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Sweet Sugarplum inks.  The "Here's to New Beginnings" sentiment, from the Everyday Tags stamp set, was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The liner was adhered at the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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The flower bunch image was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using Sahara Sand ink.  The image was watercolored with the Blender Pen and Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Sweet Sugarplum inks.  The "celebrate" sentiment was stamped below the image using Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Sometimes fussy cutting is just the right technique for taking a stamped image to the next level.  Take some time to practice the technique--the good news is that all those practice pieces will be ready for creating the focal point of your next project.

Card Measurements --

Blushing Bride:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Sweet Sugarplum:  4" x 5-1/4", 2" x 3"; Very Vanilla:  3 @ 2" x 4", 1" x 2"; Falling In Love Designer Series Paper:  3-1/2" x 5"; Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim:  5"; Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon:  8"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners, Touches of Texture, Everyday Tags; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Falling In Love; Embellishments:  Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim, Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pens, Duet Banner punch; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Thoughtful Banners -- You Are...

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There are only a couple weeks left for the Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.  The items in these catalogs that are not carrying over to the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog are part of the Retiring List.  Items on the Retiring List are disappearing fast, but there are still quite a few left to choose from.  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.

This post shares the how-to's for creating a birthday card I designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

When I first saw the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the outline image for the Classic Label punch, I immediately thought of the signpost from the movie and television show "Mash".  There are so many great words and phrases in this stamp set and they certainly lend themselves to some fun interpretations for a signpost.  I decided to make this one a birthday card.

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This card begins with a card base of Calypso Coral cardstock.  The edges of the card front were sponged with Early Espresso ink and the edges of a piece of variegated striped paper from the By the Shore Designer Series Paper (Retiring) were sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Soft Suede cardstock, the edges sponged with Early Espresso ink.

A piece of Soft Suede cardstock was stamped with the Hardwood background stamp inked with Early Espresso.  The Stampin' Trimmer was used to cut one "plank" from the paper then Paper Snips were used to trim the top of the plank.  The "plank" was cut to 4-5/8" in length and the edges of the "plank" sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The "plank", now a signpost, was adhered to the Designer Series Paper with the bottom edge flush with the bottom center edge of the Designer Series Paper.  A piece of Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched ribbon (Retiring) was wrapped around the paper/cardstock and tied in a knot over the signpost.  The paper/cardstock was adhered at the center of the card front.

The long horizontal bar image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on four strips of Very Vanilla cardstock using Soft Sky ink.  The Classic Label outline stamp image was stamped over the horizontal bar on two of the strips using Calypso Coral ink.  The phrase "You Are" was stamped at the center of one of the labels using Dapper Denim ink.  The word "Inspiring" was stamped at the left side of the second label using Dapper Denim ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "You" and the "Are" on the "You Are" label using Calypso Coral ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "G" in "Inspiring" using Calypso Coral ink.  The images were punched out using the Classic Label punch.  Paper Snips were used to trim the labels to follow the inverted end at the double "v" shape.  The edges of each banner were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

The Classic Label outline stamp image was stamped over the horizontal bar on the remaining two strips using Dapper Denim ink.  The word "Amazing" was stamped toward the right end of one of the labels using Calypso Coral ink.  The word "Fabulous" was stamped toward the right side of the label using Calypso Coral ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "A" in "Amazing" on the "Amazing" label using Dapper Denim ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "F" in "Fabulous" using Dapper Denim ink.  The images were punched out using the Classic Label punch.  Paper Snips were used to trim the labels to follow the inverted end at the double "v" shape.  The edges of each banner were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

The banners were adhered to the signpost with Mini Glue Dots with the "You Are" at the top, "Amazing" second, "Inspiring" third, and "Fabulous" fourth.

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The liner for the inside sentiment area of the card begins with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Stampin' Trimmer was used to cut another "plank" from the Soft Suede cardstock stamped with the Hardwood background stamp.  Paper Snips were used to trim the top of the plank.  The "plank" was cut to 4-5/8" in length and the edges of the "plank" sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The "plank", now a signpost, was adhered to the liner with the bottom edge flush with the bottom edge of the liner with the left side of the signpost 5/8" from the left side of the liner.  The top edge of a thin strip of Calypso Coral cardstock was sponged with Early Espresso ink and adhered behind the top edge of a strip of By the Shore Designer Series Paper (the top edge of the paper sponged with Early Espresso ink).  The cardstock/paper was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.  The edges of the liner were sponged with Early Espresso ink and the liner adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The long horizontal bar image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on three strips of Very Vanilla cardstock using Soft Sky ink.  The Classic Label outline stamp image was stamped over the horizontal bar on two of the strips using Dapper Denim ink.  The phrase "Have A" was stamped at the center of one of the labels using Calypso Coral ink.  The word "Birthday" was stamped toward the right side of the second label using Calypso Coral ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "Have" and the "A" on the "Have A" label using Dapper Denim ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "B" in "Birthday" using Dapper Denim ink.  The images were punched out using the Classic Label punch.  Paper Snips were used to trim the labels to follow the inverted end at the double "v" shape.  The edges of each banner were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

The Classic Label outline stamp image was stamped over the horizontal bar on the remaining strip using Calypso Coral ink.  The word "Blessed" was stamped toward the left end of the label using Dapper Denim ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "D" in "Blessed" on the "Blessed" label using Calypso Coral ink.  The image was punched out using the Classic Label punch.  Paper Snips were used to trim the label to follow the inverted end at the double "v" shape.  The edges of the banner were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

The banners were adhered to the signpost with Mini Glue Dots with the "Have A" at the top, "Blessed" second, and "Birthday" third.

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A piece of By the Shore Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim the edges of the paper to conform to the edges of the envelope flap.  The edges of the envelope flap were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

When you look at all the words and phrases included with this stamp set, you can make a signpost for pretty much any occasion.  By the way, if you cut a piece of cardstock the size of the Hardwood background stamp, you can get 6 "planks" that you can make into signposts.  

Card Measurements --

Calypso Coral:  4-1/4" x 11 scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3/8" x 4"; Soft Suede:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 4" x 5-1/4"; Very Vanilla:  7 @ 1" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; By the Shore Designer Series Paper:  4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched ribbon:  15"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners, Hardwood; Inks:  Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Early Espresso, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  By the Shore; Embellishments:  Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Classic Label punch; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Thoughtful Banners -- Happy Father's Day

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I'm in Colorado this week to attend my oldest grandson's graduation from High School.  Time certainly passes quickly--way too quickly.  Yesterday was graduation day for Zack in Colorado Springs where it was in the mid 70s.  Today, I'm in Denver visiting with my daughter and son-in-law and it's in the low to mid 30s and alternating between rain and snow.  Seriously?????  (When I left Florida on Tuesday it was in the 90s...) 

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There are only a couple weeks left for the Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.  The items in these catalogs that are not carrying over to the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog are part of the Retiring List.  Items on the Retiring List are disappearing fast, but there are still quite a few left to choose from.  You can see the most current information 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.

Today's post is one of the cards I created for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

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For this card, I combined the Badges & Banners and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set with the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  This card begins with a card base of Cajun Craze cardstock.  The card front was randomly stamped with the small splotches image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (Retiring) using Early Espresso ink.  The edges of the card front were sponged with Early Espresso ink.  A piece of Moroccan Designer Series Paper (Retiring) was randomly stamped with the small splotches image using Early Espresso ink and the edges sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Emerald Envy cardstock, the edges of the cardstock sponged with Early Espresso ink, and adhered to the card front with the top, left, and right edges of the Emerald Envy mat 1/2" from the top, left, and right edges of the card front.  A strip of Early Espresso cardstock was randomly stamped with the small splotches image using Early Espresso ink, the edges sponged with Early Espresso ink, and the piece adhered across the horizontal center of the Moroccan Designer Series Paper.  A piece of 5/8" Burlap ribbon with the ends cut into banner tails was adhered across the Early Espresso strip using Mini Glue Dots.

The striped banner image, from the Badges & Banners stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and punched out with the Best Badge punch.  The edges of the banner were sponged with Early Espresso ink and adhered at the center of the Burlap ribbon using Mini Glue Dots.  The outline banner image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on Delightful Dijon cardstock (Retiring) using Delightful Dijon ink (Retiring).  The word "Happy" and the phrase "Father's Day" were stamped onto the banner using Cajun Craze ink.  The banner was punched out using the Duet Banner punch, the edges of the banner sponged with Early Espresso ink, and the banner adhered over the striped badge using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The Classic Label outline image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock using Emerald Envy ink.  The phrase, "I Love You", was stamped toward the left side of the outline using Early Espresso ink.  The outline image was punched out with the Classic Label punch and the right side of the punched image cut off with Paper Snips to the right of the "U" in "You".  The edges of the shortened label were sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The shortened label was adhered to the lower right edge of the Moroccan Designer Series Paper with the bottom of the label 1/4" from the bottom edge of the paper and the right edge of the banner aligned flush with the right edge of the paper.

Three gold sequins, from the Metallics Sequin Assortment (Retiring), were adhered across the card front using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. 

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The liner for the inside sentiment area of the card was created with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A thin strip of Emerald Envy cardstock, the top edge sponged with Early Espresso ink, was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Moroccan Designer Series Paper (the top edge of the paper sponged with Early Espresso ink).  The cardstock/paper piece was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.  

The small splotches image was stamped diagonally across the liner using Early Espresso ink.  The edges of the liner were sponged with Early Espresso ink and the liner adhered centered to the inside sentiment area of the card.

The "Enjoy Your Day" banner image, from the Badges & Banners stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Delightful Dijon ink.  The image was punched out with the Best Badge punch and the edges of the punched image sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The badge was adhered at the upper center of the liner.

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A piece of Moroccan Designer Series Paper was randomly stamped with the small splotches image using Early Espresso ink.  The paper was adhered to the envelope flap of a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  The paper was trimmed with Paper Snips to match the edges of the envelope flap.  The edges of the envelope flap were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

Making Father's Day cards are a challenge for me as it brings back so many memories of my Dad.  It's been more than 5 years now that he's been gone and I miss him every single day.  However, there are still some Dads in my life that need to be recognized and celebrated.  I hope you'll take the time to recognize and celebrate those men who have had a significant impact on your life (or the women who fill a dual role) this Father's Day.  

Card Measurements --

Cajun Craze:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Delightful Dijon:  1-1/2" x 3-1/2"; Early Espresso:  1" x 3"; Emerald Envy:  3-1/4" x 4-1/4", 3/4" x 4-1/4", 3/8" x 4"; Very Vanilla:  3" x 4-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Moroccan Designer Series Paper:  3" x 4", 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"

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Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners, Badges & Banners, Gorgeous Grunge; Inks:  Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy; Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy; Designer Series Paper:  Moroccan; Embellishments:  5/8" Burlap ribbon, Metallics Sequin Assortment; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Classic Label punch, Duet Banner punch, Best Badge punch; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Beautiful You -- Happy Birthday, Gorgeous

Hi There!  Happy Monday!

It's a beautiful day following a wonderful Easter weekend.  I hope you had a blessed day with family and friends.  

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More items from the Retiring List sold out over the weekend.  You can see an updated list (as of 9 am MT today) by clicking here.  Remember that stamp sets will be available until May 22nd; then after that date they are limited to stock on hand.  Retiring inks, paper, accessories, and tools are available only while supplies last.  You can place your order from my On-Line Store by clicking on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top right sidebar which will take you to my Stampin' Up! website--then click on the Shop Now hotlink.  

Today's post features the Beautiful You stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

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When you see this stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and samples made using this stamp set on Pinterest, more often than not you'll see that the three women's images are watercolored.  While I love the soft look of watercoloring, I have a number of customers who just aren't fond of coloring images.  So I decided to use paper piecing to dress the images for my March Stamp Club meetings. 

For this card, the pencil dress image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink.  The image was also stamped on a piece of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (Retiring).  The dress and hat were cut out from the Designer Series Paper with Paper Snips and adhered to the image on the Whisper White cardstock.  The Whisper White cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the Layering Squares Framelits.  A piece of Night of Navy cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the slightly larger scalloped edge from the Layering Squares Framelits.  The Whisper White square was adhered at the center of the scalloped edged square.

The "Happy Birthday, Gorgeous" image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  A piece of Night of Navy cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the slightly larger scalloped edge from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The Whisper White oval was adhered at the center of the scalloped edged oval.

A strip of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper was adhered along the left side of a piece of Whisper White cardstock, aligning the top, bottom and left edges of the Whisper White cardstock and the top, bottom, and left edges of the Designer Series Paper.  Run a couple of lines of Fast Fuse adhesive on top of the Whisper White cardstock along the right edge of the Designer Series Paper at the upper center of the cardstock.  The top, bottom, and right edges of a strip of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (gold side facing up) was lined up with the top, bottom, and right edges of the Whisper White cardstock and then pressed in place on the cardstock.  A length of Gold 5/8" Satin ribbon (Retiring) was placed vertically on top of the seam between the Designer Series Paper and the Acetate with the ends of the ribbon adhered behind the Whisper White cardstock.  The panel was adhered at the center of the card front of the Night of Navy card base.

The square focal point was adhered at the upper center of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The greeting was adhered below the focal point image--with the top of the scallop oval 3/8" below the bottom of the scallop square--using Mini Glue Dots.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A strip of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper was adhered along the top edge of the liner.  The small watercolor smudge was inked with Night of Navy ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and then stamped near the upper center of the liner.  The "Celebrate..." and "In Style!" images were stamped over the smudge image using Basic Black Archival ink.

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The pencil dress woman image was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Basic Black Archival ink.  The large smudge image was stamped over the dress using Night of Navy ink.  

Here is the card using the dancing woman image.  The inside sentiment area uses the "Live With Passion Laugh Out Loud Love Deeply" image stamped over the smudge.

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And a third card with the woman walking in the rain image.  The inside sentiment area uses the "I'm Here For You" image, from the Sending Thoughts stamp set, stamped over the smudge.

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The envelopes for these two cards feature a piece of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper adhered to the envelope flap with the excess paper trimmed along the edges of the envelope flap with Paper Snips.

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I have LOTS of Designer Series Paper and LOTS of scraps of Designer Series Paper.  The great thing about paper piecing and this card design is that you have the opportunity to use up a bunch of those scraps.  So think about the stamp images that would lend themselves to this type of paper piecing and/or card design and make some cards!

Card Measurements --

Night of Navy:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 1-1/2" x 2-1/2"; Whisper White:  3-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1-1/2" x 2-1/2", 2 @ 4" x 5-1/4"; Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper:  2" x 5-1/8", 2" x 3", 1" x 4"; Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate:  2" x 5-1/8"; Gold 5/8" Satin Ribbon:  6-1/2"

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Supplies I used for these cards -- 

Stamps:  Beautiful You; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Night of Navy; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Floral Boutique, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate; Embellishments:  Gold 5/8" Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Squares Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope