Hand Stamped Cards

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 [email protected]

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:


Creating with Most Adored Designer Series Paper Free During Sale-a-bration

Today we're Creating with Most Adored Designer Series Paper Free During Sale-a-bration! There are only a few more days to earn this gorgeous set of papers by placing a $50 order.  Nab it quickly before it goes away forever!

Here's the Most Adored DSP...


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Notice the stunning gold foil inlay on the white sides of the DSP...such a lovely complement to the red, flirty and white of the reverse sides. Today's creation uses the Flirty Flamingo swirl DSP...here's today's card...

1-3This is one of those times when I really wish I could capture the gold shine in the photo...here's a closer peek...

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To provide a charming frame for our focal point we used a base card of Flirty and subsequent layers of white and Sweet Sorbet...then we used the Very Best Trio punch on all the corners---what card would not be lovely with that kind of detail!

Because the paper design is so dramatic we didn't want to take away from focusing on it and so we used 2 berry sprays (Magnificently Made)--one in gold foil and one in Flirty Flamingo.

We used a Gold/Vanilla bow behind which to tuck the 'Hello There' sentiment and we used gold embossing to coordinate with the gold foil.

For a touch of sparkle we added 3 small gold sparkle gems to the side--just enough but not too much!

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

Stop by & see us next Tuesday to see what we are up to!

Remember:

*Use this month's regular host code (E3762BHA)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

Directions:

1. Cut Flirty Flamingo carstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut  Basic White CS 4 X 5 1/4

3. Cut Sweet Sorbet CS 3 3/4 X 5

4. Cut Flirty Swirl design (Most Adored DSP) 3 5/8 X 4 7/8

5. Using Very Best Trio punch on all 3 of the above--punch all 4 corners

6. Layer these on the card base,

7. Die cut the berry spray (Gorgeously Made) from Gold Foil and from Flirty Flamingo CS; adhere to top layer.

8. Cut approximately 7" gold/vanilla ribbon, tie in bow, adhere to stems.

9. Stamp 'Hello There' (Blueberry Bunches) in Versamark sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with heat tool until shiny gold. Adhere above bow with dimensional.

10. Adhere 3 small gold sparkle gems to 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 supplie now!


Creating Another Beauty with Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper Sale-a-bration Item

Today we're Creating Another Beauty with Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper Sale-a-bration Item. Last Thursday we created our first card with the DSP. If you missed it you can check it out here Click here to see Thursday's card.

This DSP (free with a $50 purchase) is absolutely stunning...so many different designs that scream spring in lovely subtle colors that almost make you hear those birds twittering amongh the branches and flowers.

Here's a peek at the DSP which, as I mentioned Thursday, the photo just doesn't capture all the  sweetness & charm of the painted designs. And those backsides coordinate so wonderfully that it makes pairing them a breeze both on the same sheet and among the 6 sheets of this paper.

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Here's today's creation...

Celebrate& a bit closer

Celebrate cuWe used the Petal Park punch for those cute little white flowers that contrast nicely with the back side of this sheet--the Freesia color is in graduated shades that make it wonderful as a background which is not just a single color. The  flower centers are those wonderful flat-backed pearls...the flat back makes them perfect for embellishments since they are flat and don't add heighth to the card.

That glimmery 'Celebrate' is die cut with the Wanted to Say Dies from Soft Shimmer paper using the Berry Burst sheet.

The background of Bubble Bath cardstock is embossed with the Cane Weave afolder that coordinates well with the natural theme of the card.

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

Stop by & see us next Tuesday to see what we are up to!

Remember:

*Use this month's regular host code (E3762BHA)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

Directions:

1. Cut Bubble Bath CS 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic White CS 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front.

3. Cut DSP (Flight & Airy - birds on branches) 3 1/4 x 2 1/2; adhere to upper left corner of white layer leaving approximately 1/16" borders (see sample).

    *Punch 3 dogwood blossoms from Basic White cardstock with the Petal Park punch; lay the bloom in your palm & using a dull lightly pointed tool push gently to raise the petal edges
    *Adhere large flatbacked pearls to center of each bloom
    *Adhere these to this piece of DSP (see sample)

4. Cut backside of that same DSP design 1 1/4 X 3 1/4; adhere to right upper corner leaving approxinately 1/16 border showing (see sample)

5. Cut Bubble Bath CS 1 3/4 X 3 7/8; run through Cane Weave folder; adhere to bottom of white layer leaving 1/16" border all around.

6. Die cut 'Celebrate' (Wanted to Say) from Berry Burst Soft Shimmer paper; adhere to center of Bubble Bath section.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Creating with Sale-a-bration Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper

Today we're Creating with Sale-a-bration Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper. This DSP is one of the freebies you can earn during Jan-Feb when you place a $50 order.  It's such a gorgeous paper and has beautiful backsides that rival the focal sides for usefulness.

Here are the papers... Screenshot 2024-02-02 111914I must say the photo does not do the papers justice as we often experience with photos of the cards we make.

Here's today's card  featuring this paper

Thinking& a closer look

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This card uses the same page of the designer paper--front side uses the birds on branches while flipping to the other side we get the stunning "sky" paper that is so useful with many different stamp & die sets.

When using designer paper it's quite easy to select the coordinating cardstock colors--simply look on the back of the packing cardboard and the colors listed there are the ones used in the paper design. You can select one of these that best suits your design and know you will have a great color combo.

Note the pretty "pink" foil gems...these are the Iridescent Foil Gems that we "colored" with Dark Flirty Flamingo Blends.  It's so convenient to have any color gems you need with your color schemes since we can use our alcohol markers to match or contrast our colors.

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

Stop by & see us Tuesday to see what we are creating again with this paper.

Remember:

*Use this month's regular host code (E3762BHA)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 7 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut DSP (Flight & Airy- birds on branches design) 2 5/8 X 5 3/8; adhere to front "flap."

3. Cut DSP (Flight & Airy - back side of above ---blue sky) 1 3/4 X 5 3/8; adhere to right side of the inside of card.

4. Die cut two leafy stems (Stippled Roses dies); adhere one stem to card front approximately 1 1/2" from top of card. Adhere the second stem on the blue sky approximately 1" from bottom of card. See sample for placement.

5. Die cut label (Thoughtful Expressions dies) from Basic White cardstock.

    *Stamp 'Thinking of You' in black ink in the middle

    *Cut approximately 7" silver/white ribbon, tie in bow and adhere to bottom of label.

    *Using Dark Flirty Flamingo Blend color 3 large Iridescdent Foil Gems. Adhere above greeting centering in the middle of the label. 

    *Using dimensionals on the back of the left side of the label adhere to card front about 2" from bottom of card--be sure the dimensionals are placed so they will not be exposed on the back side.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Another Cutie Using the Stampin'Up! SAB Freebie Jungle Pals Stamps & Dies

Today we're designing Another Cutie Using the Stampin'Up! SAB Freebie Jungle Pals Stamps & Dies. Last Thursday we created a card with the set featuring the tiger...if you missed it, check it out here Click here to see last Thursday's card.

As mentioned last week you can earn these stamps & dies during Jan-Feb with a purchase of $50 & $100, respectively.

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Screenshot 2024-01-26 102553 One of my downline, Tracie Clarke, designed & created this card...I thought it was so cute I wanted to share it with you!

Here's the card...

Sloth

& a bit closer...

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The background paper is just perfect for the outdoor jungly look--its the 6X6 Regals Designer Series Paper. Splitting this up into 3 sections---the break up keeps the continuity going yet give the break that the eyes need.

The sloth is swinging cutely from the vines while the aligator checks him out over his shoulder with that cute little grin. Both animals are stamped on white cardstock. Then Tracie outlined the animals & the accents with the darker of the Blends (Crumb Cake & Granny Apple Green), then went back over the entire animal with the lighter color of the Blends. The labels are die cut using the Adoring Hearts dies--layering two of them to give some nice depth.

The accents are the 2023-25 In Color Dots giving the center section a bit of a punch too.

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

Stop by & see us Thursday to see what we are up to!

Remember:

*Use this month's regular host code (E3762BHA)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

Directions:

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

2. Cut three of each:

    *1 3/4 X 4 1/8 Eearly Espresso 
    *1 5/8 X 4 Olive DSP

    *Adhere these to card front spacing to provide equal borders (see sample).

3. Die cut grass from Garden Green & adhere with dimensionals in lower left.

4. Die cut 2 vines (Garden Green & Old Olive); adhere at top --see sample

5. Die cut 2 labels (Adoring Hearts dies) --one from Old Olive & one from Crumb Cake; stamp verse in Memento (Hang in There from Hot Air Balloons). Adhere to upper right--see sample.

6.Stamp gator in Garden Green & Sloth in Early Espresso on white cardstock

    *Trace outline & accent marks with the Dark Blends (Crumb Cake for sloth & Granny Apple for Gator)
    *Color remainder with the Light Blend.

7. Adhere sloth hanging off the vines & gator (with dimensionals in the lower right).

8. Adhere 1 large & 2 small 23-25 In Color dots (Pebble Path)--see sample.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Creating a Cutie with Stampin'Up! Sale-a-bration Jungle Pals Stamps & Dies

Today we're Creating a Cutie with Stampin'Up! Sale-a-bration Jungle Pals Stamps & Dies. It's one of the cutest animal sets in our animal arsenal...if you missed it...

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Screenshot 2024-01-26 102553The best part of the stamps/dies--they are FREE with your $50/$100 purchase during Sale-a-bration (Jan-Feb). The stamp set is a $50 item and the die set (& what a ton of dies they provide) is a $100 item...well worth the purchases.

Here's today's design...

Tiger& a bit closer 

Tiger cuI fell in love with this sassy little tiger the first time our eyes met--it was love at first sight! So my first card with this set just had to feature him.  He's stamped in black in on Crushed Curry and die cut. 

The background is constructed with the viney designer paper (Flight & Airy SAB Freebie Designer Paper)at the top & the  jungly appearing lower paper is from the Perennial Lavender DSP Set..both lend themselves to the outdoors and nature.

The Enjoy your Day greeting is another SAB Freebie Heartfelt Hellos. This is a cute set (free with $50 purchase) containing several great greetings that are wonderful to have in your stash for those special occasions.

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

Stop by & see us next week to see another cute card with this set!

Remember:

*Use this month's regular host code (E3762BHA)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

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 one piece 2 X 5 1/4 from the following

    *viney design (Flight & Airy DSP)
    *leafy design (Perennial Lavender)

    *Adhere these to top & bottom of card front, respectively, leaving 1/8" border all around

3. Stamp Enjoy Your Day (Heartfelt Hellos) in black ink on Lemon Lolly cardstock, die cut with label die (Wild Fern dies); adhere to middle of top half.

4. Die cut 3 flowers from gold foil--adhere around greeting--see sample

5. Die cut "grass" from Pool Party; adhere to lower left

6. Stamp tiger in black ink on Crushed Curry, die cut and adhere with dimensionals on lower right.

7. Adhere 1 large and 2 small brushed brass butterflies (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!


Bonus Design Using Stampin'Up! Painted Lavender Bundle Featured in February Free Card Kit

Today we're creating the Bonus Design Using Stampin'Up! Painted Lavender Bundle Featured in February Free Card Kit. If you missed the info about receiving the February Free Card kit check it out here How to Receive Feb 2024 Free Card Kit.

The Painted Lavender is a wonderfully designed set of images...

Stamp set

Some of them are used as 2-step stamps accomplishing a tw0-color set of flower images which adds depth and character to your design.

Here's the bonus design that coordinates well with the 3 card designs you can receive in the February 2024 Monthly Free Card Kit...

Blog - window

a bit closer

Blog - window cuAs you can see we use a piece of the stunning coordinating Designer Series Paper in this card. What a beautiful set of image that can almost be used without embellishment to form your card base or focal point.

This card uses the Deckled rectangles for the top layer combined with the Window Frame die from the Garden Meadows Dies (these are Online Exclusive dies). This provides that lovely arched window through which we can view the painted garden of designer paper.

We embellished that garden with a couple of butterflies--what garden is complete without butterflies?

The lavender stems along the side of the window are cut from the 'grape' foil (Silver foil) & from Highland Heather. We've sparkled up the blooms with a few basic rhinestones. It's all tied together with a silver/white organdy bow that enhances the rhinestones shimmer!

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

Stop by &see us next week!

Remember:

*Use February FREE CLASS host code is (TZVG7996) by 2/10/24
    
$35 order - you'll receive supplies** to create 3 designs X 2 of each = 6 cards
   $50 order  - you'll receive the above PLUS a full pack of embellishments.

or

*Use this month's regular host code (E3762BHA)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

Directions:

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

2. Die cut Thick Basic White cardstock using the (approx) 4 X 5 1/4 Deckled Rectangle. Using the window die (Garden Meadow Dies) cut the window opening from this rectangle.

3. Cut designer paper (Perennial Lavender DSP) 3 1/2 X 4 3/4
    *Add dimensionals to the top side and center the window opening over the paper.
    *Adhere this unit to the center of the card front.

4. Die cut the 2-stems of lavender (both in one die) from the 'grape' silver foil & from Highland Heather cardstock. Adhere these to the left side of the window opening..see sample.
    *Adhere 3 Basic Rhinestone Jewels to 3 of the blossoms.
    *Cut approximately 7" silver/white ribbon, tie in bow; adhere to base of stems with glue dot.

5. Die cut 2 full butterflies from Basic white cardstock; adhere with glue dot in "garden." Adhere one small Purple Fine Shimmer dot to each butterfly.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: click on any image below--order your supplies now!


February 2024 Monthly FREE Card Kit Featuring Stampin'Up! Painted Lavender Bundle

Today we are releasing the
February Monthly FREE Card Kit Featuring Stampin'Up! Painted Lavender Bundle

You will need the Painted Lavender stamp set  to complete the FREE Card kit.

Here are the cards we'll be making this month...you won't want to miss these...

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Get your Free Kit!

    *Place an order (for anything) using the specific host code
You will need the Painted Lavender Stamp Set  to complete the FREE Card kit

Deadline for placing your order 2-10-24

February's FREE CLASS host code is (TZVG7996)

$35 order - you'll receive supplies** to create 3 designs X 2 of each = 6 cards
   $50 order  - you'll receive the above PLUS a full pack of embellishments.

2/11/24 you receive

*Video link (available for 1 year)
*pdf with photos & measurements
(to cut more if you want)

Your card supplies will be available approximately 2/15/24 

All cardstock & DSP cut to size & scored, all bows tied, all die cuts prepared, all embellishment included

Get your FREE Card Kit!!!

Click on the below link to shop

Click here to shop directly with this host code

(you don't need to re-enter the code using the above link)

If you enjoy the free kit click on the Events button at the top of this page and check out the classes we hold every weekend--they are all on zoom so it doesn't matter where you are!

Supply list of what YOU will need to complete the cards in the FREE Kit: 

*110755 Glue
*103683 Glue Dots
*104430 Dimensionals

*Painted Lavender Stamps (dies not needed) #162594 or Bundle #162597

Other supplies used:

Highland Heather Ink Pad
Goegeous Grape Ink Pad


Another Cutie Using the Free Sale-a-bration Watercolor Melon Stamp Set

Today we're creating Another Cutie Using the Free Sale-a-bration Watercolor Melon Stamp Set. Thursday 2/25 we created the first card using this set...if you missed it..check it out here Click here to see first Watercolor Melon Card.

As we mentioned in the first post using this set...during January - February when you make a purchase of $50 (product) y0u can select a freebie from the SAB brochure (if you need to see this click on the Catalogs button). The Watercolor Melon stamp set is one of those freebies.

Here's our second card...

Slice

a bit closer...

Slice cu 

When I think of summertime, picnics, & watermelon I think of gingham..so that sparked the use of this pattern in our background today. The Glorious Gingham design in Lemon Lime Twist was just the perfect pairing.

The card base was covered with a layer using the cane weave folder--again reminiscent of summer & wicker chairs in the backyard--another great pairing!

The end view of the melon was punched out with the Modern Oval punch the melon wedge was simply hand cut with the paper snips--a pretty simple cut.

The greeting is from Nature's Print (annual catalog) and was a relaxed sentiment that fits the mood of this card.

A couple of black dots finshed off the focal point coordinating with the black watermelon seeds.

Stop by Thursday to see February's Free Card Kit!

Remember:

Use this month's regular host code (A4UDHEAK)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

Directions:

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

2. Cut Lemon Lime CS 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; put through Cane Weave folder; adhere to card front.

3. Cut Basic White CS 2 X 4

4. Cut Lemon Lime Gingham DSP 1 7/8 X 4 3/8; center on white piece and adhere this unit to card front.

5. Die cut 2 3/4 stitched square (Stylish Shapes) from Garden Green CS (#102584)

6. Die cut 2 1/4 stitched square from white cardstock; stamp verse (Nature's Print) in black ink in upper right corner; adhere this to green square & this unit to card front

7. Stamp both pieces of rind on white cardstock in Garden Green. Stamp the two melon slices in Sweet Sorbet on top of the rinds. Stamp the seeds on both in black ink.

    *Pace the full end slice in one end of the Modern Oval punch & punch out; using paper snips cut out the wedge. Adhere the wedge directly to the left side of the white square; us a dimensional adhere the end slice overlapping the wedge.

8. Adhere 2 small black (Basic Matte dots) on the upper left side of the white square (see sample).

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Using Stampin'Up! Watercolor Melon FREE Sale-a-bration Stamp Set

Today we're creating a cute fun card Using Stampin'Up! Watercolor Metlon FREE Sale-a-bration Stamp Set. During January - February when you place an order for $50 (or $100) you can select a free item from the SAB Brochure. One of these freebies is the Watercolor Melon stamp set..

Screenshot 2024-01-12 120033Here's today's card with this set...

Whole

Here's a bit closer look...

Whole cuCan you just taste that sweet melon as you bite into that slice...juice running down your chin & spitting out the seeds? Ahh, summertime...it's not toooo far away so let's get those summer cards ready as we shiver in our stamping space right now!! We'll dream of warmer days.

The really "sweet" deal with this stamp set is that the melon is punchable with the Modern Oval punch. And when you position the side melon view--you can punch that out too!

We began the card using strips of embossed cardstock in multiple greens that pep up the background from just plain white.

The melon and slice are stamped with Garden Green and Sweet Sorbet inks. The leaf is stamped with Granny Apple Green which coordinates with the Granny & Lemon Lime in the background.

The super cute spiral border at the top is die cut using a die in the Gorgeously Made die set... cute, simple & relaxed...just like summer should be.

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

Stop by next Tuesday to see another cutie with this set!

Remember:

Use this month's regular host code (A4UDHEAK)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

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 X 5 1/4; put through Painted Texture embossing folder; adhere to card front.

3. Cut 2 pieces Granny Apple Green CS 3 1/2 X 1; cut 2 pieces Lemon Lime CS 3 1/2 X 1; put all 4 through Timeworn Type embossing folder. Adhere there to card front --see positioning on sample.

4. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 1/2 X 2 3/4, use the spiral die (Gorgeously Made) on one long edge. Adhere to card front--see sample for placement.

    *Stamp leaf in Granny Apple Green ink on lower right corner
    *Stamp greeting (Dainty Delight) in black ink in upper right corner

5. Stamp whole melon in Garden Green ink on white CS, punch out with Modern Oval punch; adhere to card front.

6. Stamp partial rind in Garden Green ink on white CS; stamp melon in Sweet Sorbet over the top. Stamp seeds in black ink.  Use paper snips to cut out: adhere in front of melon with dimensionals.

7. Adhere 1 large & 2 small black dots (Classic Matte dots) around greeting--see placement on sample

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Creating with SAB Free Softly Sophisticated Bundle & the Secret of the Freesia Ribbon

Today we're Creating with SAB Free Softly Sophisticated Bundle & the Screct of the Freesia Ribbon! Last Thursday we used this set to create a lovey & quick card. If you missed it check it out here...Click to See Thursday's Card

Today we're using the same FREE Bundle in another stylish way PLUS we'll be showing you a sweet Freesia and silver ribbon you haven't seen before!!!

Here's today' card...

Freesia

& here's a closer view..

Freesia cu

As you can see we used the softly sophisticated folder again for this card...another example of how well this folder adds pizzazz but doesn't overpower your design.

The white stamped layer was die cut using one of the Perennial Postage dies...isn't that just the cutest! What a difference that makes to the overall appearance of the card.

Now remember I promised to tell you the secret of the Freesia & silver ribbon. This ribbon is the Silver & White Sheer ribbon we had in the Holiday mini catalog this past fall. It carried over so we can still use it & purchase it! So--where'd the Freesia come from? We laid the ribbon on a scrap paper & used a dauber to rub over the ribbon with Freesia ink. The more you rub on the darker the color gets---so you control the depth of color you get. Now you know how to get any color ribbon you need to coordinate with your projects!

The center of our flowers are the Purple Fine Shimmer dots--these are new in the Spring mini catalog & come in 3 shades to match your project.

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

Stop by Thursday to see another project created with a Sale-a-bration Freebie!

Remember:

Use this month's regular host code (A4UDHEAK)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

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 cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; put through Softly Sophisticated folder
    *Cut approx 14" Silver & White Sheer ribbon; using a dauber rub Fresh     Freesia ink gently over the sheer portion until you like the resulting color.
    *Wrap ribbon around embossed layer approximately 1 1/2" from bottom and tie in knot approximately 1" from left side.
    *Adhere this layer to card front.

3. Cut Basic White CS with postage die (2 X2 3/4):
    *Stamp large leaf stem in Shaded Spruce ink & flowers in Fresh Freesia.
    *Adhere 1 large and 1 small Purple Fine Shimmer dots to flower centers
4. Cut Fresh Freesia CS 2 1/8 X 2 7/8.

5. Cut Black CS 2 1/4 X 3; adhere the Freesia layer to the black & adhere the stamped layer to the Freesia. Adhere this unit to the lower right corner (see sample).

6. Cut Basic White CS 5/8 X 1 3/4; stamp verse in black ink. Adhere to stamped layer.

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