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Stampin’ Up Floral Essence Bundle

June 21, 2019

A little fancy for this Friday…
everyone needs a little black card and some red flowers once in a while!

The black panel background is embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder. It looks very nice:)

I used the Stampin’ Up Floral Essence Punch Bundle on this card.

It has the Perennial Flower Punch that punches out a three petal flower like on this card:

I love the image of the leaves. It is a nice solid image that matches a lot of different flowers I have in other stamp sets. The leaves punch out easily with the our current Leaf Punch.

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches that cross over from one set to another set. But I do have to add that the red flowers were NOT cut out with a die:(

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Stampin’ Up Woven Heirlooms Joy Fold Video Tutorial

June 19, 2019

I had A LOT of requests for a tutorial using the NEW Stampin’ Up Woven Threads Suite
with its Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders
so I got to work and made a Joy Fold Card with
the NEW In Colors Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile.

The Stampin’ Up Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set is so, so pretty…the font is just so elegant.
I also used the Pop Of Petals Stamp Set and its coordinating Four Petal Flower Punch.
And I can’t say enough how lovely the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper is…

Here is the tutorial:

Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4. Cut 2-1/8″ off the right side of the front of the card where it opens
DSP: Outside Flap 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″, Inside 4″ x 5-1/4″ with a rectangle cut out of the middle for the inside of frame
Smaller Opening Card: 4-1/4″ x 6-1/2″ scored at 3-1/4″ on the 6-1/2″ side
Inside White panels on smaller card: (2) 3″ x 4″
Frame: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
Belly Band: Colored Cardstock 1-1/4″ x 11″, Whisper White Sentiment Band: 1″ x 11″
Flowers: 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″

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Here is a little more info on the new 3D Embossing Folders from George at the Home Office.

Stampin’ Up Floral Essence with Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

June 17, 2019

Happy Monday, friends!

Sometimes the Designer Series Paper just has to be the star of the show!

The Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper features hand-painted impressionistic imagery in rich colors. Some of the colors are: Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Blueberry Bushel, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White.

Most of the time when I design using DSP, I just accent with pieces of the DSP but I feel the Perennial Essence DSP works best as a full card front. I could not even add a stamped image to it- just a sentiment from the Floral Essence Stamp Set. The vellum Stitched Label Die adds some texture and embellishing without taking the focus off of the beautiful Impressionist design. I loved the Mango Melody peeking through the greens, pinks, and purples on the DSP so I used it to stamp the sentiment. I pulled out what I thought looked like Purple Posy and added it between the stitched circle and the Blackberry Bliss circle.

Take a look at the other patterns in the Perennial Essence DSP.

My Wednesday video showcases another new gorgeous Designer Series Paper…make sure to check back!

Blessings to you all for a great week ahead:)

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Stampin’ Up Parcels and Petals Bundle

June 14, 2019

Have you taken a look at the Stampin’ Up Parcels and Petals Bundle?
I got it on pre-order and then was WOWed by the cool dies I did not realize were in the bundle!

There are some lovely sentiments in the set, too. I love mixed fonts.

The dies are fabulous…when you think you are getting it for the parcel box-

look at all the fun dies!



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Stampin’ Up Scalloped Notecards with Time for Tags and Timeless Tag Punch

June 12, 2019

I just love the NEW Scalloped Notecards tucked back on page 168 of the catalog.

I used the NEW Host Stamp Set called Time for Tags and the NEW Timeless Tag Punch to make this sweet ensemble. I also used the NEW Stitched Nested Labels Dies to cut out the sentiments.

A set of notecards needs a pretty little box to hold them.
Thank you UK Demo Gaynor Boyce for the instructions.
Here is a video showing how to make it:

I used the retired Subtles Designer Series Paper Packs but you can substitute any DSP.


DSP: I need to measure- will post later today!
Card Box Flap on front: 3-3/4″ x 10 scored at 5-1/4″ and 6
Box that holds cards: 3-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ scored on long side at 3-3/4″, 4-1/2″, 8-1/4″ and 9.
Score on the short side at 3/4″ on one of the sides.


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