Creating a Turkey Treat Box with Stampin'Up! Design a Treat Box Die

Today we’re creating a cute Turkey Treat Box with Stampin’Up! Design a Treat Box Die.  This little die only uses a scant 6 X 6 piece of designer paper and it’s an all-in-one die---so only one die to cut this cutie out

Here’s today’s Turkey Treat Box…

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& a couple of other angles to see it more closely….

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We put on our creative cap and simply hand drew a turkey head & neck…it’s really not that hard ---you’ll see it below and can copy it in a flash.

The wattle (that red thing) is actually the small dragonfly punch ---just the wings…pretty clever, right?

And the tail (always the most important part) is the maple leaf die from Ranunculus Dies (have you noticed how much we use that die set lately?).

And, of course, we have candy inside as the treat…you can use these as place markers or simply as a fun little take home treat for your Thanksgiving guests. If you’re not hosting then maybe a little box of these would be an awesome host gift that your host can share with everying.

This is such a quick & easy project you can create several in an evening.

I’ll give you the step by step directions below following by the Supply list.

Stop back by Thursday and see another treat box for the autumn holidays.

When placing an online order and using this month’s host code (G4RX6ZUY) you will receive $5 in Stampin’Up! Product for each $50 you purchase (my choice of product).

Directions:

1. Hand draw a turkey head/neck—use the sample below as your template. Cut one from Crumb Cake cardstock; flip template over and cut the reverse from Crumb cake. Glue the head and neck together leaving the last ¼” horizontal piece without glue---spread these "wings"  apart to use to attach to ‘body’ later.

Head

          *Punch small wings (Dragonfly Punch) from Cherry Cobbler cardstock, fold in half and glue to bottom of head.

          *Adhere 2 small Rustic dots as eyes

Complete head

2. Die cut box from Crumb Cake (Neutrals Designer Paper), and adhere sides with Tear & Tape using the four small flaps to form the body.

*Now is the time to add the treat (e.g. candy)

*Fold semicircles perpendicular to the box top and slide the two slitted flaps over them.

3. Die cut maple leaf (Ranunculus Dies) from Vanilla cardstock. Using Blends..

          *Color one side lobe of leaf with Dark Daffodil, working quickly add Dark Pumpkin Pie to the edges. Then blend colors with Dark Daffodil until well blended.

Coloring

          *Repeat on the opposite side lobe of leaf.

          *On center lobe color with Dark Daffodil, then working quickly edge with Dark Cajun Craze. Then blend colors with Dark Daffodil

          *Use Wink of Stella to add sparkle

          *Using glue dots adhere the leaf to the semicircle on the box top.

4. Using glue dots on the side flaps of the head/neck, adhere this unit to the front of the box.

Your turkey is ready for giving!

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


Beautiful Christmas Card with New Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper & Frames & Festive Stamps

Today we're creating a Beautiful Christmas Card with New Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper & Frames & Festive Stamps. Tuesday we created a lovely ornament/tag--miss it? Check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/10/christmas-ornament-with-stampinups-newfitting-florets-dies.html

Here's today's creation...

Xmas card& a bit closer...

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Wow, that's what comes to mind when I see this beautiful paper in Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen--then adding that super pop of Real Red ribbon--Wow!

Notice that we also underscored the verse with 3 Pool Party sequins and this really jazzed up that pretty verse. The greeting is from the new Frames & Festive stamp set that is part of the Fitting Florets Collection...this set will not be transitioning to the new spring mini catalog--so nab it now!

The verse is stamped in Versamark & embossed with silver powder--this adds shine as well as coordinates the the label background of silver foil.

The corners of the designer paper have been sculpted with the Very Best Trio punch---what an amazing difference that made.

There is a full collection of products-- a bundle, an additional stamp set, designer paper and embellishments---the bundle is carrying over into the spring mini---awesome! However, the designer paper, the holiday stamp set and the embellishments are only available during November & December! So don't delay---as always these products are available only while supplies last. Download 1022_Q4_OOP_PREORDER_FLYER_FITTING_FLORETS_US (1)

Stop back by next week to see what creating we are doing.

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (G4RX6ZUY) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

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

3. Cut designe paper 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; use the Very Best Trio punch on the corners; adhere to card front.

4. Stamp greeting in Versamark on Basic White cardstock, sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat with Heat Tool until shiny silver. Die cut with label die (Seasonal Labels dies).

5. Use same die to cut label from silver foil; cut label horizontally in 2; adhere to back of greeting label with glue dots--separate slightly as you adhere so approximate 1/16" of silver shows at top and bottom.

6. Adhere 3 Pool Party sequins under greeting.

7. Cut approximately 7" of real red ribbon, tie in bow & adhere at top of label with a glue dot; adhere label to middle of card front with glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

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

 

 


Christmas Ornament with Stampin'Up!'s NewFitting Florets Dies

Today we're creating a Christmas Ornament with Stampin'Up!'s New Fitting Florets Dies! Last week we created two gorgeous cards using the bundle (if you missed them check them out). Then I had this idea---the frames would make beautiful Christmas ornaments.....off to the drawing board...and here's the results.

Orn 2

& using a slightly different setting

Orn 1

& a close up at the inner ornament designs

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& to make this a double duty creation---you can give it as a gift & use the back side as a gift tag or writing a message that will transcend the years as this beauty adorns the recipient's tree.

Now if you have used these dies you know that when you cut with them the inner oval cuts out...so how do we get the center of the seafoam cardstock to stay inside?  Simple, we draw around the die on the seafoam cardstock & using our paper snips, we hand cut it out--oh, be quiet---it's simple & quick--it only takes less than a minute to hand cut.

By cutting 2 of the fancy frames from the Evergreen Glimmer paper & sandwiching the hand cut seafoam--we have an instant beautiful ornament.

Decorating the inside of the frames can be done with a multitude of dies & stamps...I used the pine branch & oval ornament from the Decorated Pines dies that coordinates well with the fancy frame.

There is a full collection of products-- a bundle, an additional stamp set, designer paper and embellishments---the bundle is carrying over into the spring mini---awesome! However, the designer paper, the holiday stamp set and the embellishments are only available during November & December! So don't delay---as always these products are available only while supplies last. Download 1022_Q4_OOP_PREORDER_FLYER_FITTING_FLORETS_US (1)

Stop back by Thursday to see what a lovely Christmas card designed with this set.

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (G4RX6ZUY) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Lay the fancy frame die on Soft Seafoma cardstock & trace the outside with a pencil. Using your paper snips cut out image --cut inside the pencil line. Lay the frame over the seafoam & make any small adjustments necessary so you do not see the seafoam outside the frame.

2. Die cut 2 fancy frames from the Evergreen Glimmer paper. Using small amounts of liquid glue adhere one die to the front of the seafoam ornament.

3. Using small amounts of liquid glue adhere the second frame to the back of the ornament.

4. Die cut the following & adhere to inside of the frame outline

    *pine branch from Shaded Spruce Cardstock

    *oval ornament from red glimmer paper

    *bow from gold foil.

5. Adhere 3 Pool Party sequins (Adheseive Backed Sequins & Gems) in a triangle--see photo for placement.

Your ornament is ready for hanging or giving!

Supplies: Click on any image below & you'll be in my store--order your supplies to day!

 


Creating a Second Card with Stampin'Up! Fitting Florets Stamps & Dies!

Today we're Creating a Second Card with Stampin'Up! Fitting Florets Stamps & Dies! Tuesday we created our first card...if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/10/creating-with-stampinup-new-products-flitting-florets-stamps-dies.html.

This new collection of products is available now through December while supplies last...the bundle will carry over into the spring mini (but not the designer paper, embellishments and holiday stamp set)

DEMO_MKTL_SQR_NA_1022_OOPQ4_PREORDERHere's our second creation using this set...

Balmy..a bit closer

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Today's card is using the large oval of hearts....

Balmy heartshowever, this die does not cut out the inner oval. We used the plain frame die inside the oval of hearts to give us the window into the white cardstock layer. As we mentioned Tuesday--we keep the parts cut with this frame and use them for another project. We're getting double the die cuts for our money.

We added dimensionals under the die cut designer paper to give it dimension and the shadowy heart images--really quite a stunning look.

The ovals are a very good size in which to stamp other images--plenty of space for the flower and the greeting.

There is a full collection of products-- a bundle, an additional stamp set, designer paper and embellishments---the bundle is carrying over into the spring mini---awesome! However, the designer paper, the holiday stamp set and the embellishments are only available during November & December! So don't delay---as always these products are available only while supplies last. Download 1022_Q4_OOP_PREORDER_FLYER_FITTING_FLORETS_US (1)

Stop back by next Tuesday to see what we've dreamed up for a new project.

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember: If you use this month's host code () you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Cut Balmy Blue cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 5 X 3 5/8

3. Cut designer paper (balmy blue) 3 3/4 X 4 3/4:

    *Using oval of hearts --center and die cut designer paper layer

    *Using plain frame die, center and cut oval from center of designer paper (keep parts for future projects)

    *Using dimensionals center and adhere this layer to the white layer (white will show at top and bottom but not at the sides of the designer paper) Adhere this unit to the card front.

4. Stamp double flower and verse in Memento ink in the white oval

    *Using Blends color images: Light/Dark Balmy Blue, Light Shaded Spruce

    *Adhere 1 medium and 2 small rhinestones--see photo 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!


Creating with Stampin'Up! New Products Flitting Florets Stamps & Dies

Today we're Creating with Stampin'Up! New Products Flitting Florets Stamps & Dies. This new collection brings us some of the oval dies we've been dieing to get back! The fun part is that the "plain" ovals are the "trash" that is created when we use the frame dies--so we're actually getting 2 from 1 die.

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Here is today's creation

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a bit closer

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The trick to this card is that we're using the frame die twice--the first cut is through the designer paper and the Evergreen cardstock. This opens the window to the white cardstock (card base). Then we use the frame die again with black cardstock---this give us the black frame to insert in the opening from the first use of the frame  die.

Those gorgeous gold swirl embellishments add such a classy element to this card.

One other small trick we used for this card is the double leaf stamp--it is actually stamped twice under the "celebrate."  This then appears to be a semicircle under the greeting.

There is a full collection of products-- a bundle, an additional stamp set, designer paper and embellishments---the bundle is carrying over into the spring mini---awesome! However, the designer paper, the holiday stamp set and the embellishments are only available during November & December! So don't delay---as always these products are available only while supplies last. Download 1022_Q4_OOP_PREORDER_FLYER_FITTING_FLORETS_US (1)

Stop back by Thursday to see what we dreamed up with this new set.

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember: If you use this month's host code () you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (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. Cut Evening Evergreen 4 X 5 1/4

3. Cut designer paper (see sample for design) 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; center & adhere to Evergreen layer

    *Using fancy oval die, cut frame from center of this unit (use these for another project)

    *Adhere the outer portion from the above cut to the card front with glue.

4. Die cut same fancy oval frame from Basic Black cardstock; adhere in center of the card--fits right into the opening previously cut.

5. Stamp double flower in upper oval in Memento; stamp "celebrate" approximately 1/2" below fowers.

6. Stamp double leaf stamp in Memento--first with larger leaf horizontal, then the second time with the smaller leaf horizontal--see sample.

7. Color images with Blends: Light Melon Mambo, Light/Dark Soft Succulent

8. Adhere 3 gold embellishments in a horizontal line above "celebrate"

Your card is ready for sendig!

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

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Creating Positive Images with Stampin'Up! Ranunculus Leaf Dies!

Today we're Creating Positive Images with Stampin'Up! Ranunculus Leaf Dies! Tuesday we created negative images using these dies...if you missed it..check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/10/creating-negative-images-with-stampinup-ranunculus-leaf-dies.html

On Tuesday we die cut leaves we'll be using today--these are the 'positive' images (from the 'negative' images for Tuesday's card)....today's card....

Positive cardCloser...

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capturing Wink of Stella twinkle...

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We used our alcohol Blends to create the graduated blended colors for each leaf. The alcohol allows you to lay down a color, add a bit of contrasting color & then blend it so you get these beautiful imitations of nature.  It's so hard to capture the 'wink' but it really takes the design up a notch on the beauty scale!

The Vannilla/gold ribbon adds pizzazz as a pretty edging.

We have load of texture with Timeworn Type under the leavesand Quatrefoil on the right side..when using a neutral card base you can jazz it up with lots of texture.

The Champagne Rhinestones ratchet up the greeting label--the color of these embellishments blends nicely with an array of color paired with these autumn colors they lean toward a golden hue.

Stop back by next Tuesday --see what we're creating!

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (SVADB3GK) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Very Vanilla cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (cardbase).

2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 2 X 5 3/8; put through Timeworn Type folder & adhere to left side of card front with glue.

3. Cut Vanilla cardstock 2 3/8 X 5 3/8, put through Quatrefoil folder & adhere to right side of card front with glue.

4. Cut approximately 17" of Vanilla Gold ribbon, wrap around card front -- tie in knot in upper 1/3 of front, seccure knot to card front with a glue dot.

5. Stamp verse (Ranunculus Romance) in Stazon Saddle Brown ink on Vanilla; die cut with scalloped circle die. Die cut slightly larger plain circle from Cajun Craze cardstock. Adhere together with glue & adhere to card front. Adhere 3 small Champagne rhinestones above verse.

6. For 2 leaves (these were die cut in Tuesday's creation) use Dark Daffodil Delight (base) & Dark Pumpkin Pie Blends; for 1 leaf use Pumpkin Pie (base) & Dark Cajun Craze.

    Work in small areas---lay down a layer of he base color, then edge the area in the darker color. Finalize by blending with the base color....then brush with Wink of Stella.

Positive - blends coloringAdhere these in a border along the left edge w ith glue.

You card is ready for sending!

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Creating Negative Images with Stampin'Up! Ranunculus Leaf Dies!

Today we're Creating Negative Images with Stampin'Up! Ranunculus Leaf Dies.  So what is a negative image?  It's the absence of the image---so in the case of using a die--we cut out the image with the die---toss the image and what's left over is the 'negative' image or the outline of our image....here's today's card....see it in action...

Negative image card

Now you can see we used the leaf die on the top layer and the die cut has been removed (BTW--keep those die cuts for Thursdays creation)...what you have now is the negative image of the leaf.

We've used blending brushes on the middle layer to create that luscious blending of autumn colors from Cajun Craza through Pumpkin Pie and ending in Daffodil delight.

Check out those gems...those are new embellishments (Leaf labels & Amber Gems)in the fall mini catalog--deep color and a bit larger than the rhinestones we us regularly.

Stop back by Thursday (with those leaf die cuts) to see what we'll be creating then!

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (SVADB3GK) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

2. Cut Very Vanilla 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; Using leaf die (Ranunculus dies) cut 3 leaves in a diagonal starting upper left and then put through the Timeworn Type embossing folder.

3. Cut Very Vanilla 5 5/8 X 5; use blending brushes and overlapping colors when they meet: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, & Daffodil Delight


Blending brushes

4. Adhere this to the card front with glue; adhere the die cut layer over this with dimensionals.

5. Stamp verse (Ranuculus Romance) in Early Espresso on Very vanilla, hand cut and angling the 2 ends; adhere to card front with mini dimensionals

6. Adhere 1 large and 4 small Amber Gems (see photo for placement).

Your carad is ready for sending!

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


A Christmas Stamp Camp Just for You!

A Christmas Stamp Camp Just For You!!!

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Christmas Season Home Camp

What's a Home Camp?

 A set of 10 projects created with stamps & dies. Kits for these projects contains all the materials needed to complete them except stamps, inks, coloring tools and adhesives..it's like 2 classes + $20.50 in product included.

You may want to enjoy some crafting alone time away from the holiday hussle or you may want to gather your friends--have them bring their kits & have a stamping party with some fun snacks!

What does my kit contain?

*All supplies cut & prepared to assemble except stamps, inks, coloring tools & adhesives.
*A
ll cut cardstock, designer paper, embellishments
*Dimensions for each project (if you want to do more of them)
*Photos of each project
*Step by step directions for each project
*Some project videos
*1/2 pack of Painted Christmas designer paper, Red/Garden Green Ribbon combo pack, full pack of Red Rhinestones.

What do I need to make these projects from the kits?

Stamps, inks, coloring tools (e.g. Blends),  & adhesives. (Note: if you should want to prepare additional  projects you'll also need to have the dies.) DO NOT need the dies to make the projects from your kits. Shortly after you order your kit you will receive a full list of these tools that you will need.

What do the projects look like?

There are 6 cards, 1 gift card holder, 2 gift tags, and 1 treat holder. 

6 Cards...

4-6 cards

103 cards

Gift Card holder

Gift card holder
Tags & Treat holder

Tags & treat holder

You will also receive the following in your kit

    *1/2 packet of Painted Christmas Designer Paper,     
    *1 package of Real Red & Garden Green 3/8 Ribbon Combo, and
    *1 full package of Red Rhinestones.

When can I order this CAMP?

You can order this camp now and through 11/20. November 20th is the last day to order.

What is the fee?

    The fee for all 10 projects
    Photos of each project
    Dimensions for each project (in case you want to copy more)
    Step by Step Directions for each project
    Videos for some of the projects
    1/2 package of Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper
    package of Real Red and Garden Green 3/8 ribbon combo
    Full package of Real Red Rhinestones

    ....the fee is $64 (if you need it mailed to you please add $8 to your kit fee for postage)

Recomend ordering stamps (& dies if you want them) now - these are seasonal sets - once they are gone they may not be available again. If you purchase these sets (totalling $50 or more) & use this host code (BY7AYMD6)...I will send with your kit a package of white envelopes & package of vanilla envelopes...but you must use this code.

    Stamp sets: #156300 Christmas to Remember ($23), #156293 Christmas Seasaon ($22)

    Dies (optional): #156309 Christmas Pinecones ($45), #156299 Seasonal Labels ($38)

Photos shown at the bottom of this page....

When do I get my kit?

Kits will be ready for pick up (313 Esther Dr, Forest Hill, Md 21050) or for mailing to you by 12/1/22.

If you need your kit mailed you will need to add $8 to your kit fee.

To order this Christmas Season Home Camp...

    *Click here to pay with PayPal

    *or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

    *or Phone: 410 836 8016

 

Products:

If you purchase sets (totalling $50 or more) & use this host code (BY7AYMD6)...you'll receive a package of white envelopes & a package of vanilla envelopes...but you must use this code.

156300 Christmas to Remember stamps

Christmas to REmember stamp set

156293 Christmas Season stamp set

Christmas Season Stamp Set

156309 Christmas Pinecone Dies

Christmas Pine Cone Dies

156299 Seasonal Label Dies

Seasonal Label Dies


Another Creation Using Stampin'Up! Meadow Dies + Ocean Front Stamps

Today we're doing Another Creation Using Stampin'Up! Meadow Dies + Ocean Front Stamps. Tuesday we created two lovely cards using the Quiet Meadow stamps/dies with the Watercolor Shapes stamps--I also revealed a secret to the background stampind---if you missed it, check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/10/stampinup-quiet-meadow-watercolor-shapes-a-secret-twist.html.

Today's creation is using the Ocean Front stamp set--probably not your first thought this time of year...but the background iage in that set provides a totally awesome shading that results in a dynamic contrast to the silhouette dies.....here's today's creation...

Quiet meadow + ocean frontand now a closer peak a the shading...

Quiet meadow + ocean front cuNotice how the shading in the stamp goes from light to dark...then we slighty overlapped the first stamp with the second stamping and we get another gradation of color....it's such an easy background but it gives such a professionnal look.

The black silhouette contrasts perfectly with the graded coloring. We've added some twinkle and sparkle using the Pool Party sequins (Adhesive backed sequins & Gems in the Holiday mini),  Then a bit of soft shine using the Pool Party ribbon ties the two flowers together at the stems.

This is such an easy card to make--you can vary the background color and the silhouette die to build your stash of cards just awaiting the right occasion to send!

Stop back by next week to see what we'll be creating then!

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (SVADB3GK) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (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 Bermuda Bay cardstock 3 1/2 X 4 3/4; adhere to card front with glue.

3. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/8 X 4 5/8.

4. Stamp background image in Coastal Cabana in the upper half; ink again and just slightly overlapping the first stamp, stamp again in the lower half.

5. Die cut flower (two times) from Basic Black cardstock; trim stems approximately 1" from bottom; adhere over background stamping with glue.

6. Cut approximately 8" Pool Party ribbon, tie bow, adhere where stems intersect with a glue dot.

7. Adhere 3 Pool Party sequins (see photo 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!


Stampin'Up! Quiet Meadow + Watercolor Shapes & a Secret Twist

Today we're creating with Stampin'Up! Quiet Meadow + Watercolor Shapes & a Secret Twist. I love silhouette dies and creating fun backgrounds over which they just pop off the project.  The Quiet Meadow and coordinating dies (Meadow dies) are perfect for the late summer and autumn.

Today we're creating a background using the Watercolor Shapes (and later I'll show you a secret about using these stamps)...here's today's design

Quiet measow + wwatercolor shapes

& a closer look at the background...

Quiet meadow + watercoor shapes cuThe watercolor stamps are shaded as you can see well in this close up...we added some additional texture by using the Timeworn Type embossing folder after stamping.

The Early Espresso silhouette die cut provides a super contrast to the lighter Pale Papaya.  The brushed metallic dots add a bit of shine along with the Vanilla/gold ribbon--this is the ribbon that takes on the underlying color beneath it. This feature makes it a delightful embellishment to have in your stash.

Now, I promised you a secret twist to using the Watercolor Shapes...re-looking at the above you will remember that these background stamps provide a shading built into the stamp itself. This is very lovely and provides texture and interest. However, if you take the stamp off the block (clean it first) and adhere the 'good side' to the block--you can now stamp with the backside....and when you do...this is what happens....

Quiiet meadow _ watercolor reverseYes, the shape no longer has the shading and now provides a smooth circle over which our silhouette is in great contrast. Isn't that fun--you have 2 stamps in one--making this a reversible stamp set because you can do this little trick with all the stamps in this set.

OK, drop me a comment--which do you prefer?

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Stop back by Tuesday to see what other design we have using the Meadow dies.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (SVADB3GK) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

2. Cut Early Espresso 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to cardfront with liquid glue

3. Cut Papaya 4 7/8 X 3 5/8

    *Stamp 3 overlapping Watercolor Shapes circles in Pale Papaya ink (see photo)
    *Put stamped layer through Timeworn Type embossing folder.
    *Die cut flower & butterfly (Meadow dies) from Espresso; adhere over circles.

4. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 X 1/2; stamp verse in Early Espresso; adhere near flower stem with dimensionals

5. Adhere 1 large & 2 small brushed gold dots (see photo).

6. Cut approximately 8" vanilla/gold ribbon, tie in bow and adhere to stem with a glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

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