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Designing a Sweet Thinking of You Card with Hearts & Hugs Bundle in Peach Pie

 Today we're Designing a Sweet Thinking of You Card with Hearts & Hugs Bundle in Peach Pie. Tuesday we created a Thinking of You card that was appropriate for all ages...if you missed it check it out here..Click here to see Tuesday's card.

Here's that new Hearts & Hugs set we're using this week...

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Here's today's creation....

Peach

& a bit closer look...

Peach cu

You'll notice we're using 3 strips of the same color cardstock--that new Peach Pie--for our background...this gives a bit of extra interest rather than just a single layer.

The embossing folder is the new Dashing Designs--one of my favorites so you'll be seeing it frequently.  It's a kind of "all over" design that gives texture but doesn't jump off the card to dominate.

That absolutely sweet arc of hearts is accomplished with a single die and shows the under color of the layer beneath.  You could also die cut these hearts in another color (or colors) and inlay them to add more pizzazz to that effect,

The greeting forms a sort of flower-box base--we simply cut the same color carstock as used for the stems & leaves and then layered it over the grassy part of that die cut. We bumped it up with dimensionals to form the "box" appearance.

The flower centers are the dazzling new Iridescent facted gems! I suspect these will go out of stock soon with all the orders I've been placing for them. The nice part of this set of embellishments is that you get tons of the large and small ones so you can use them when making multiple cards and not run out.

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by Thursday to see what we're creating with this set!

Remember:

*Click into my Youtube Stamp & Go every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7PM--(or anytime after to catch the video)--you'll learn to create 3 fun cards  in a FREE card class, find out how to obtain free card kit & have immediate access to the materials & supply list...click here to check out earlier videos too Sandi's YouTube Channel

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Directions:

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

2. Cut three strips 1 X 5" Peach CS; put through Dashing Designs embossing folder; adhere evenly spaced on card front.

3. Cut Basic White CS 2 3/4 X 3 1/2; die cut hearts at top.

4. Cut Pumpkin Pie cs 2 7/8 X 3 5/8; adhere under above white layer.

5. Die cut stems/leaves from Shy Shamrock CS; adhere to lower center of white layer; die cut 3 flowers from Peach Pie CS-adhere to stems with dimensionals; adhere large Iridescent Faceted Gems to flower centers.

6. Cut Shy Shamrock CS 3/8 X 1 1/2; stamp greeting and adhere to grass of stem die cut with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store--0rder supplies now!


Creating a Thinking of You Card for All Ages Using Hearts & Hugs Bundle

Today we're Creating a Thinking of You Card for All Ages Using Hearts & Hugs Bundle. With so many new stamp sets in the Stampin' Up! new Annual Catalog it's tough to pick just one to begin our creating experience in paper crafting!

Today's bundle is the new Hearts & Hugs set...

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These are the coordinating dies...

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This is the card that wlil be good for any age...guys or the ladies..

White

& a bit closer...

Wthie cu

This is one of those super cute sets with a mouse, walrus, gerbils, & XXXXX--it's great for guys, gals, kids, & teens! A really good one to have in your stash.

The background here is the Painted Texture embossing folder....gives some texture but doesn't overpower your focal point which is relatively small on this card.  

Now if we are sending this to a guy we may want to substitute another color for the Pretty in Pink--so we could go with Daffodil Delight or Coastal Cabana for a more male appeal.

The verse can be switched out with any of the other verses in this stamp set t0 fit your occasion--just measure the sentiment and cut the white cardstock to fit.  Another technique for this is to stamp the sentiment on white cardstock then cut out with your Paper Snips--you can even cut out the words separately or in phrases with rough cuts (not precise rectangles) and postion them randomly to give it a less formal appearanced.

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by Thursday to see what we're creating with this set!

Remember:

*Click into my Youtube Stamp & Go every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7PM--(or anytime after to catch the video)--you'll learn to create 3 fun cards  in a FREE card class, find out how to obtain free card kit & have immediate access to the materials & supply list...click here to check out earlier videos too Sandi's YouTube Channel

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Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2; score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic White CS 5 X 3 3/4; put through Painted Textures embossing folder & adhere to card front.

3. Stamp mouse in Memento ink on white cs, color with Blends (Dark Pretty in Pink & Light Smoky Slate); die cut & add to card front with dimensionals

4. Die cut flower stems/grass from Shy Shamrock cardstock--add to lower right; die cut flowers from Pretty in Pink --add to flower stems with dimensionals. Add small rhinestones to each flower.

5. Cut Basic White CS 1/4 X 1 1/2; stamp greeting in Memento; adhere above mouse.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any image below & you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now!

154317 Painted Textures embossing folder

 


Designing a Beautiful Birthday Card with Poised Peony Stamp Set

Today we're Designing a Beautiful Birthday Card with Poised Peony Stamp Set. Tuesday we used this same set for a pretty little All Occasions card--if you missed it check it out here Click here to see Tuesday's card.

This set is one of those simple beauties with three frequently used greetings--"hello," " birthday" and "in my thoughts." These verses can cover just about any occasion or situation you may encounter. And, as we mentioned Tuesday the script is a perfect match to the line drawings of our images.

Here's todays creation...

Small

And a bit closer look...

Small cu

One of my new favorite color combos is Navy and Yellow and one of my favorite new yellows is Lemon Lolly...so this card displays them both quite nicely.

The background of navy and white designer series paper is from the Mediterranean Blooms DSP. Amazingly this set of paper has a gorgeous array of yellows, oranges, and navy on one side and the other side of all of the designs is a wonderful set of Night of Navy and white. Some of the images are quite large and others, like these, are relatively small. This gives us a selection of patterns that coordinates very well.

We've used some of the new Gold & Silver Trim Combo to enhance the small flower. It's approximately 1/8" wide.

The embellishment dots are the Opal Rounds Assortment in the Mediterranean Blooms Suite of products. We rarely have Navy embellishments so I was particularly happy to see these--a perfect enhancement for our yellow & navy card.

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by Tuesday to see what we're creating then!

Remember:

*Click into my Youtube Stamp & Go every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7PM--(or anytime after to catch the video)--you'll learn to create 3 fun cards  in a FREE card class, find out how to obtain free card kit & have immediate access to the materials & supply list...click here to check out earlier videos too Sandi's YouTube Channel

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Directions:

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

2. Cut Basic White CS 4 1/8 X 5 1/2, put through Exposed Brick embossing folder; adhere to card front.

3. Cut 2 strips of 2 designs DSP (Mediterannean Blooms) 1 x 3 1/2; ahere these vertically on card front--see sample for placement

4. Cut Basic White CS  2 3/8 X 3 1/8:

    *Stamp small flower in Memento ink on right side
    *Stamp greeting on left side
    *Using Blends color the image: Light Lemon Lolly, Light Shaded Spruce

5. Cut approximately 7" silver trim, tie in small bow; adhere to flower stem with glue dot.

6. Adhere 1 large & 2 small Night of Navy Opal Rounds--see sample for placement; adhere to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: click on any image below & you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now!

163529 Poised Peony $21
163483 Dashing Designs $10
163828 Petunia Pop Blends $11
163415 Country Lace DSP $12.50


Creating an All Occasion Card Using Stampin'Up! Poised Peony

Today we're Creating an All Occasion Card Using Stampin'Up! Poised Peony stamp set.  This little cutie can be easily missed in the new Stampin'Up Annual Catalog on page 28. Sometimes our eyes get drawn to the colorful images and we simply miss something else.

Here is the stamp set...

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This is our creation for today

Large

And a bit closer.

Large cu

If you enjoy coloring this is one of those line images on which you can use those Blends to shade a bit--the petals lend themselves quite nicely to shading....and, if not, then just color with one of the blends and it will look lovely also.

One feature I love with this set is the perky script that is just perfect with these line drawings--it really coordinates quite nicely.

The Country Lace Designer paper peeping from behind the focal point adds just that touch of interest that makes the card grab your attention instead of fading into the background.

Check out that fantastic embossing folder--Dashing Designs 3D embossing folder--isn't that the perfect background.

Then we topped it all off with the 2024-2026 In Color Glimmer Gems...sparkle, shine and matching color (Petunia Pop)!

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by Thursday to see what we're creating with this set!

Remember:

*Click into my Youtube Stamp & Go every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7PM--(or anytime after to catch the video)--you'll learn to create 3 fun cards  in a FREE card class, find out how to obtain free card kit & have immediate access to the materials & supply list...click here to check out earlier videos too Sandi's YouTube Channel

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Directions:

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

2. Cut Smoky Slate 4 1/8 X 5 3/8, run through Dashing Designs embossing folder and adhere to card front.

3. Cut 2 x 4 from Country Lace DSP; adhere approximately 1/2" from top, side & bottom of card.

4. Cut Basic White CS 2 1/2 X 3 1/2:

    *Stamp 'hello' in Memento ink in lower left corner
    *Stamp large peony in Memento ink as shown in photo
    *Color images with Light/Dark Petunia Pop and Light/Dark Shaded Spruce Blends.

5. Cut approximately 7" silver/white ribbon, tie in bow, adhere to stem with glue dot.

6. Adhere 1 large and 2 small 2024-2026 In Color Glimmer Gems--see photo for placement.

7. Using dimensionals adhere the stamped layer over designer paper--see photo.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: click on any image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now!

163529 Poised Peony $24
163483 Dashing Designs 3D embossing folder $10
163415 Country Lace Designer Series Paper $12.50
163828 Petunia Pop Blends $11

 


Creating Another Easy Card for Men, Teens, & Kids with Adventurous Sky Bundle

Today we're Creating Another Easy Card for Men, Teens, & Kids with the Adventurous Sky Bundle. Last Tuesday we created a card great for all occasions...if you missed it check it out here Click here to see Tuesday's card.

As we mentioned Tuesday this is a brand new set in the Stampin'Up! new Annual catalog--if you don't have a copy contact me and we'll arrange to get a copy to you ([email protected]).

This is the stamp set we're playing with this week...

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Here's today's simple & quick card...

 

Circle

& a bit closer...

Circle cu

We designed the 'frame' using a stitched circle (Stylish Shapes) to open up the 'plane in the sky' view.  Setting the clouds and plane on the Boho blue layer underneath provides all we need for a beautiful sky setting.

Note the embossed top white layer. This was created with the Metal Plate embossing folder that we used on Tuesday's card. But it certainly has a different appearance, doesn't it? That's because we turned it to the 'backside' after embossing with the folder and we get a 'pillow' type of embossing.  This nicely embeds the sky scene we created.

We used the birthday greeting but this card also lends itself to one of those designs that you can create several for your stash and just add the appropriate greeting when you need the card.

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by next week to see what we're creating!

Remember:

*Click into my Youtube Stamp & Go every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7PM--(or anytime after to catch the video)--you'll learn to create 3 fun cards, learn how to earn free card kits & have immediate access to the materials & supply list...click here to check out earlier videos too Sandi's YouTube Channel

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Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardsto0ck 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Boho Blue CS 3 1/2 X 3 1/2:

    *Stamp on White CS in Memento ink & die cut the mediun plane and 3 clouds.
    *Color plane with Light Boho Blue Blends.
    *Use Wink of Stella on the clouds.
    *Adhere clouds to Boho square; add plane with dimensionals--see photo.

3. Cut Basic White cardstock 4 x 5 1/4; die cut the circle with 3" diameter circle (Stylish Shapes) in the upper half. Put through Metal Plate embossing folder. Using the "back" side as the front--adhere over the Boho square using dimensionals. Add additional dimensionals to adhere this unit to card front.

4. Cut White CS 3/8 X 2; stamp 'happy birthday' in Memento ink and adhere under circle with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now! 

163832 Take to the Sky Suite/Collection
163447 Adventurous Sky Bundle
163439 Adventurous Sky Stamps
163446 Adventurous Sky Dies
163436 Take to the Sky DSP
163450 Industrial Bundle


Handmade Card for Men, Teens, & Kids Using New Adventurous Sky Stamp Set

Today we're creating a Handmade Card for Men, Teens, & Kids Using New Adventurous Sky Stamp Set.  We now have tons of new stamp sets in the Stampin'Up! new Annual catalog. The Adventurous Sky is a really fun one. 

Here's the new bundle

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& the coordinating dies...

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2 planes

& the closer up view

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This is a super design that can use a variety of greetings---one of those cards that you can have several in your stash to put on the greeting needed at the time you need to send it.

The embossing on the card front is the Metal Plate folder--just enough "maleness" to be perfect for matching the designer paper.

This DSP (a new one) is Take to the Sky.  The section in this card is one of those on the sheet with multiple ready to use pieces you just simply cut from the sheet and use as a layer--ready to go.

Here's the complete set

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This is the sheet from which we cut the diamond Boho layer in the upper right corner..there are several terrific pieces ready to go plus 6 tags at the bottom of this sheet.

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The embellishments are totally awesome--the Industrial Trinkets..they have a 'nuts & bolts' appearance that have guys written all over them!

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by Thursday to see what we're creating with this set!

Remember:

*Click into my Youtube Stamp & Go every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7PM--(or anytime after to catch the video)--you'll learn to create 3 fun cards, learn how to earn free card kits & have immediate access to the materials & supply list...click here to check out earlier videos too Sandi's YouTube Channel

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Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score longside at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Basic White CS 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; put through Metal Plate embossing folder; adhere to card front

3. Cut Boho Blue CS 2 1/2 X 4 1/2; adhere to center of card front.

4. Cut the upper right rectangle from the DSP sheet noted above (Take to the Sky DSP); adhere over center of the Boho layer

5. Stamp medium and small plane in Memento ink on white CS; die cut; color with Light Smoky Blend. Adhere to DSP with dimensionals

6. Die cut small cloud from white CS; adhere between planes.

7. Cut white CS 3/4 X 2 1/8; stamp 'You're the Best" in Boho ink; adhere to upper left with dimensionals.

8. Adhere two Industrial Trinkets in the upper right corner (see sample).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now!

163832 Take to the Sky Suite/Collection
163447 Adventurous Sky Bundle
163439 Adventurous Sky Stamps
163446 Adventurous Sky Dies
163436 Take to the Sky DSP
163450 Industrial Bundle


All Occasions Handmade Card Using Under the Moon Stamp Set for Men, Ladies, and Teens

Today we're designing an All Occasions Handmade Card Using Under the Moon Stamp Set for Men, Ladies, & Teens. Tuesday wew created a beautiful birthday card...if you missed it check it out here Click here to see Tuesday's card.

This is the new stamp set we're using...this set is terrific for mixing and matching images since the stamp images all contain the shading within the stamp...this means the images look very professional with minimal effort on our part.

Stamp

This is today's card....

Coastal

& a little closer look...

Coastal cu

We set our sailboat atop the water image stamped in Coastal Cabana ink with a sparkle from the Wink of stella to catch the light glimmering on the water's surface.

In the sky we have lovely puffy clouds sailing overhead and a silver foil moon shining down. (At last we have silver foil again after quite some time of trying to find something to coordiate with our lovely blue hues!)

We added a touch more of sparkle using 3 small Basic Rhinestone Jewels to jazz up the focal point.

The scene is set on the Countryside Corners die cuts--two are used to give us the telescoping effect that layering permits. Needing just a touch of texture in the background we layered all this on the Exposed Brick embossed Coastal Cabana.

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by next week to see what we're creating then!

Remember:

*Click into my Youtube Stamp & Go every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7PM--(or anytime after to catch the video)--you'll learn to create 3 fun cards, learn how to earn free card kits & have immediate access to the materials & supply list...click here to check out earlier videos too Sandi's YouTube Channel

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Directions:

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

2. Cut Coastal CS 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; put through Exposed Brick embossing folder; adhere to card front.

3. Die cut Coastal CS with 5" Countryside Corners --adhere to card front with dimensionals.

4. Die cut Basic Whtie CS with 4 1/2" Countryside Corners:

    *Stamp water image in Coasta Cabana ink; swipe with Wink of Stella
    *Stamp clouds twice with Balmy Blue (see sample for placement)
    *Stamp sailboat in Misty Moonlight ink
    *Adhere 3 small Basic Rhinestone Jewels--see sample for exact placement)
5. Die cut 7/8" stitched circle (Stylish Shapes dies) from Silver Foil; adhere in upper right corner; adhere this layer to center of Coastal die cut.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now! 

163531 Under the Moon stamp set
163387 Silver Foil Paper

 


Simple Handmade Birthday Card for Men Using Under the Moon Stamp Set

Today we're creating a Simple Handmade Birthday Card for Men Using Under the Moon Stamp Set. This set is a new one in the Stampin'Up! 2024 Annual Catalog & is one of those sets that make us look like pros without really trying.

Here's the new stamp set...Under the Moon

Stamp

This is today's card

Misty

& a bit closer look

Misty cuAmazingly enough, this beauty uses only 3 stamps...the circular stamp gives us the moon embedded in a few clouds...this is stamped in Boho Blue.  The "water" image is stamped in Misty Moonlight with a few streaks of Wink of Stella to give that moonlight glint on the water.

Our dolphins are stamped in black ink to appear as if shadows against the moonbeams.

The greeting comes from a new set also called "Simply Said" and the greeting banner acts as the break between the stamped images and the designer series paper...speaking of which--it's from the Take to the Sky DSP (one of the new ones also).  Not only does the color blend well with the stamped blues burt the pattern continues the watery image above it.

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by Thursday to see what we're creating using this set!

Remember:

*Click into my Youtube Stamp & Go every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7PM--(or anytime after to catch the video)--you'll learn to create 3 fun cards, learn how to earn free card kits & have immediate access to the materials & supply list...click here to check out earlier videos too Sandi's YouTube Channel

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Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Misty Moonlight CS 3 3/4 X 5; adhere to card base

3. Cut Basic White CS 3 5/8 X 4 7/8:

    *Stamp circle with moon 1/2" from top using Boho Blue ink
    *Stamp water image in Misty Moonlight immediately under the circle
    *Stamp dolphins in black ink slightly off center over the water and through the circle.
    *Add Wink of Stella to the moon and to the water.
4. Cut designer paper (Take to the Sky) 1 7/8 X 3 5/8; adhere to bottom of top layer.

5. Cut white CS 1/2 X 3 1/2; stamp greeting (Simply Said) in black ink; hand cut dovetail  in both ends and adhere over the top edge of the designer paper.

6. Adhere 3 small Misty Moonlight dots (Tinsel Gems 3pk)--see sample for placement.

Your card is ready for sending.

Supplies: click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now!

163531 Under the Moon stamp set
163756 Simply Said stamp set
163436 Take to the Sky Designer Series Paper


Creating a Surprise Gift Card Holder with Attention Shoppers Stamps & Dies

Today we're Creating a Surprise Gift Card Holder with Attention Shoppers Stamps & Dies. On Tuesday we used this set to design a birthday card...if you missed it check it out here Click here to See Tuedays card.

Here's our new stamp set...

Attention Shoppers stamp set

This is the front of  gift card holder...

Misty

A bit closer ...

Misty cu

& inside where the gift card will insert....

Misty inside holder

& upper inside of the card with the greeting..

Misty inside greeting

 

We can customize the front with a gift specifically for the person to whom we are sending it. So if sending to a guy--maybe the champagne bottle ..if to a teen girl maybe the gift bag. 

The scalloped oval is from a new die set called Unbounded Love Dies. 

The card base is Misty Moonlight which coordinates well with the "eyelet" designer series paper... Country Lace.  To keep this theme we also used the Eyelet embossing folder on the upper layer of the card front.

We created those blue rhinestones using the Dark Boho Blue Blends on the Basic Rhinestone Jewels...so we can create any matching color of stones that we need!

Inside our card holds the gift card & the upper inside is for your greeting & messsage!

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by next week to see what we're creating!

Remember:

*Click into my Youtube Stamp & Go every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7PM--(or anytime after to catch the video)--you'll learn to create 3 fun cards, learn how to earn free card kits & have immediate access to the materials & supply list...click here to check out earlier videos too Sandi's YouTube Channel

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Directions:

 

1. Cut Misty Moonlight CS 4 1/4 X 11, score longside at 5 1/2 (cardbase).

2. Cut Misty "eyelet" designer paper (Country Lace) 4 X 2 1/2; adhere to bottom of card front leaving small border around edges

3. Cut 4X  2 3/4 Misty Moonlight CS; put through Eyelet embossing folder; adhere above DSP

4. Die cut scalloped oval (Unbounded Love) from Basic White CS; stamp 'Just for You' in Night of Navy ink.

    *Stamp flowers in Memento on Basic White; color with Dark Bubble Bath & Light Boho Bue; die cut & adhere to right side of oval. Adhere 3 small Basic Jewell Rhinestones to 3 flowers.

    *Using Dark Boho Blue Blend color one medium and 2 small rhinestones & adhere to label--see sample.

5. Cut approximately 16" of Silver/White ribbon; wrap around card front and tie in knot on front.

6. Cut 2 pieces of white cardstock 3 3/4 X 5; put one through Eyelet folder & adhere to bottom of opened card. Adhere the other to the top of the opened card

    *Stamp the top with 'treat yourself' in Navy ink.
    *Die cut the cart/rollers from Misty Moonlight--adhere  to bottom white layer--note: leave top of cart unglued to insert gift card.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any image below and order supplies now!

163644 - Attention Shoppers bundle
163404 - Attention Shoppers stamps
163643 - Attention Shoppers dies
163414 - Eyelet Embossing Folder
163383 - Unbounded Love Dies
163415 - Country Lace DSP