Check Out the Secret Design in the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper

Today we're going to Check Out the Secret Design in the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper! We're usually so busy checking out the pretty colorful flowers in a pack like Pansy Petals that we miss the secret design hiding on the back side...that's what happened when I turned over the sheet with the pretty tiny pansies--I discovered this lovely Bumblebee design just asking to be used on a card...

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And what's the best thing about this card (beside the silhouette, the bees, and the designer paper)? It's the fact that this card (without a specific greeting) can be used for any occasion--for what occasion would this not be appropriate? So not only is it an easy design to create, it's also quick--this means you can create quite a few of these and have a ready stash with that important occasion arrives and you are short on time!

For a card like this with a striking image a good thing to remember (besides looking for the cool secret designs in designer paper) is to use a background paper that is subdued and a smallish print--this way your background won't overpower your focal point--it will enhance it but not take center stage.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is being delivered to doorsteps all over the US right now--Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Bumblebee cardstock  8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 3/4 X 5; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut three pieces of designer paper ( 1 1/2 X 3 1/2); adhere first piece at top of vanilla leaving approximately 1/8" border of vanilla. Adhere the bottom piece and then the middle piece--adjusting borders evenly.

4. Die cut silhouette (Meadows dies) from Basic Black cardstock; adhere to left side with liquid glue.

5. Cut approximately 8" glittered black ribbon; tie in bow and adhere to stem with a glue dot.

6. Adhere 2 bumblbee embellishments with glue dots.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store; order your supplies now!


It's No Secret, Sweet Symmetry is on Sale!

It's No Secret, Sweet Symmetry is on Sale! And we're going to design a quick and easy card that will help you use that pretty sweet paper...here's the card

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One of the best features of Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper is that most of the designs in a pack are color coordinated which makes creating a pattern that blends well very easy and quick.  With this card I selected the pretty flower pattern and then grabbed the Jade stripey pattern to coordinate with the green leaves in the flower design.  That meant selecting the deeper blue-green Shaded Spruce cardstock to back the white label....now everything hangs together and coordinates perfectly.

This makes card design a breeze--the stripey bottom border overlayed with that cute large scalloped edge of the flowery pattern. Just add a greeting and a bit of sparkle (it's hard to design a card without pizzazz!)--then we're ready to mail!

This Sweet Symmetry designer paper is also on sale until 8-2-21--order yours while it's on sale!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is being delivered to doorsteps all over the US right now--Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Thick White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2; score long side at 4 1/4.

2. Cut  flowery designer paper 3 1/2 X 5 1/2; adhere with liquid glue to top of card front beginning at the fold.

3. Place the large scallop die (Scalloped & Contours dies) at the edge of the designer paper and cut off remaining card front.

4. Cut Jade stripey designer paper 1 1/2 X 5 1/2 (stripes are vertical to the 1 1/2 side); adhere to bottom of inside card back with liquid glue.

5. Die cut label (Potted Succulents dies) from white cardstock; stamp verse (In Symmetry stamps) in black ink

6. Die cut another label from Shaded Spruce cardstock---cut in two horizontally; adhere to back of white label with glue dots so that a small border shows at the top and bottom of the white label.

Label back

Label frot

7. Adhere this label to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies today


How to Let the Magic of Your'e A Peach Designer Paper Design Your Next Card

Today we're again exploring How to Let the Magic of You're a Peach Designer Paper Design Your Next Card! Tuesday we worked the magic of Sweet Symmetry DSP--if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/07/how-to-let-the-magic-of-in-symmetry-designer-paper-design-your-next-card.html

Today's DSP is You're a Peach

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I selected near solid design (has dots), one medium print, and one coordinating small print---they all share Flirty Falmingo with a sprinkling of Old Olive.  This points to a card base of Flirty (with layer of white) and Old Olive with Flirty Flamingo inks for the stamping. See how easy card design is when you start with dsp? 

Here's today's creation:

Sweet as a Peach

This design can be utilized for any number of designer papers that have primarily small designs---as with our Tuesday design the larger patterns won't work as well with this because of the small rectangles being used. 

Plus this designer paper is also on sale until 8-2-21--order yours while it's on sale!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is being delivered to doorsteps all over the US right now--Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Flirty Flamingo cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase).

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 5 1/4 X 4; adhere to card front with liquid glue

3. Cut Flirty dotted DSP 2 X 5 1/8; adhere to white layer with glue (approx 1/8" border of white)

4. Cut 1 3/4 X 2 1/2 of the flower pattern & small peach pattern--adhere to white layer with glue leaving 1/8" border.

5. Stamp (Sweet As a Peach) leaf stem in Old Olive & flower trio in Flirty Flamingo on white cardstock; die cut.  Stamp flower centers in Early Espresso. Adhere to card front with dimensionals.

6. Stamp verse in black ink on white cardstock, die cut; adhere over flowers with dimensionals.

7. Cut approximately 8" Pale Papaya ribbon, tie bow, adhere with glue dot.

8. Adhere 2 bumblebee trinkets with glue dots.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on product image & you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now:


How to Let the Magic of In Symmetry Designer Paper Design Your Next Card

Today I'll show you How to Let the Magic of Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper Design Your Next Card. The Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper has a wonderful way of putting the colors & designs together so card making is very simple-- it's hard to go wrong!

Starting with...

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The first step is selecting 3 prints that share colors --- this is simple since most all designs share color with other designs. I select one with a directional design (e.g. stripes), one with definite pattern, & one color on color-- it can have a pattern but mostly one color.  Here's the card--

Sweet Symmetry

After picking the patterns it's easy to select the card base & layers (Bumblebee, So Saffron, Vanilla, Just Jade), inks for stamping (Calypso Coral, Just Jade) as well as the ribbon. The paper pretty much designs the card for you.

This design can be utilized for any number of designer papers that have primarily small designs---the larger patterns won't work as well with this because of the small rectangles being used. 

Best of all this designer paper is on sale until 8-2-21--order yours while it's on sale!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is being delivered to doorsteps all over the US right now--Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Bumblebee cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (cardbase); cut 4 X 5 1/4 Very Vanilla; adhere this to card base with liquid glue.

2. Cut three So Saffron 1 5/8 X 1 3/8; cut one So Saffron 1 5/8 X 2 3/8 (dsp bases)

3. Cut two flowery dsp 1 1/2 X 1 1/4, one Jade leaves 1 1/2 X 1 1/4 and one bumblebee color on color 1 1/2 X2 1/4

4. Layer the dsp on the dsp bases with liquid glue adhere these units to card front with liquid glue--see photo for placement.

5. Cut Very Vanilla 3 1/8 X 2 1/4

    *Stamp large flower in Calypso Coral

    *Stamp leaves in Just Jade

    *Cut 8" Bumblebee gingham ribbon, tie in bow and adhere under flower with glue dot.

    *Adhere 3 small Daffodil Artistry Blooms sequins (see photo).

5. Cut So Saffron 3 1/4 X 2 3/8; adhere stamped layer to this with dimensionals

6. Cut Just Jade 3 3/8 X 2 1/8; adhere to back of above unit with glue and adhere to card front with glue.

7. Adhere to bumblebee trinkets to bumblebee dsp rectangle with glue dots.

Your card is ready for sending!

 


How to Stamp Over 20 Wild Roses in Less Than 10 Seconds!

Today I'm going to show you How to Stamp Over 20 Wild Roses in Less Than 10 Seconds! Are you always in a rush to get that beautiful card stamped and in the mail? Me too! So I'm always on the lookout for quick & simple but beautiful cards to create...so take a look at this one...

Wildroses card

And, a closer look at the embellishment...

Wildroses close up

Yes, there are over 20 gorgeous wild roses stamped on this card using the Wild Roses background stamp...one single stamp--only takes 10 seconds to ink it up and stamp on the card front...and you're pretty much finished creating--just add a sentiment and a bit of bling and into the mail! Awesome, right?

These background stamps are a delight and a lifesaver when it comes to beauty and ease and saving tons of time...imagine how long it would have taken to stamp a piece of cardstock with these lovely roses and have it turn out perfectly--and if you are doing multiples...how long would it take to do it again and again. But with these background stamps---one stamp and you are done!

 

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini is going to be released in August...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping just click the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Polished Pink cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3.Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8:

    *Ink the Wild Rose stamp with Polished Pink ink--be sure to get good coverage and be sure your ink pad is well-inked...position over entire layer and stamp--be sure to press evenly over the entire stamp for a full crisp image.

    *Adhere this to the black layer with liquid glue

4. Die cut label (Scallop & Contours) from Shimmery White cardstock, stamp verse (Happiest of Birthdays) in black ink (e.g. Memento).  Adhere to card front with dimensionals.

5. Die cut butterfly (Brilliant Wings) from Basic Black cardstock; adhere to top of label with a glue dot.

6. Adhere a large Polished Pink jewel to butterfly head and two small jewels to the label (see sample for placement).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on product image and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now to create this card.