So Happy For You Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you doing? And the family? We may not be as mobile as we are used to but we still have birthdays, graduations and other accomplishments, and today’s card is perfect to help that someone celebrate … So Happy for You!!  This sweet little card is the answer to any celebration you have coming.

Yesterday it was bright and shiny, today our card is natural and softly subtle. It’s also easy to make! We begin with a Blueberry Bushel card bases. Our lace is die cut from Crumb Cake cardstock and the edge was trimmed with the edgelit die.

I chose a pattern from the beautiful Pressed Petals Specialty Designer paper that included flowers in the Blueberry Bushel color, the light Daffodil color in the pattern was a bonus.  The edge of the designer paper was tucked under the lace edge and a ribbon and bow were added to tie the two edges together.

The greeting comes from our “A Little Lace” stamp set and was stamped in Blueberry Bushel onto Crumb Cake cardstock and was punched out with the Timeless Label punch.  I cut the top and bottom off of the punched Crumb Cake so the punched Blueberry Bushel shows through. Our greeting was finished off with Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

 I hope you enjoyed all the cards shared from the “A Little Lace” bundle … if you missed any, just scroll back and check them out. I loved playing with this stamp set and die, and discovering how versatile a lace die can be!! We know it’s pretty. I hope you follow along as I’ll be showcasing the Pressed Petals.
Thank you for hanging out with me today. I’ll see you tomorrow.

Hello Friends … Hello Spring Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am excited to share today’s card with you. It’s the third card from the A Little Lace bundle and it just shouts “HELLO SPRING!!” And … It’s NOT retiring, wooo hooo!!  My card is is created with Daffodil Delight … bright like a daffodil standing tall in the sunshine. I’m featuring both the stamps and the die on this card to really highlight another way to use them …

On today’s card, I cut the lace die cut … you can actually get 2 squares cut out of the lace die cut. I backed my Daffodil Delight lace square with Whisper White. The lace design allows the white to peek through which really highlights the pattern.

I stamped the floral image with the Black Momento Ink pad and fussy cut it out.  Now it’s time to grab the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Duo.  I’m using the light and dark to add a touch of color to my flowers … most of it went into the centers.  I did sponge a very light amount of ink around in the darker centers.

Just like sunshine … I needed a little sparkle so I painted a little Wink of Stella onto the petals. Not to be outdone, the centers were colored with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and then I went over the top with the Shimmery Crystal Effects … and yes, I even sprinkled glitter over the top of that!!

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For the greeting, I simply stamped it onto the Daffodil Delight front and then ran it through my emboss machine using the Subtle Embossing folder. This piece goes directly onto the card base.  The floral piece gets glued onto the die cut lace and then the entire piece is popped up onto the front.

Here is a list of all the supplies I used on today’s card …..

This card was fun to make and will send some much needed sunshine into someones life. You know what they say … “A handmade card is like a hug with a fold in the middle”.

Thank you for joining me today, I will be back tomorrow with my final “A Little Lace” card … but will be combining it with another amazing suite … Pressed Petals! Oooooh, it’s so pretty! See you then.

Have an amazing day ~

You’ll Always Be My Friend Card ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather we’re having. With windows open and sun shining in, I created a simple but elegant card using the “A Little Lace” bundle. Today’s card is Monochromatic … I’m using the the beautiful “gem tone” Pretty Peacock color.

Since I keep it simple on Sundays I pulled out my tin of Laser-cut cards. You will find these on page 91 of the annual catalog, and on the retirement list 😦  NOW… 20% Off!!  Although these are in the Bird Ballad suite … I’ve been using them with many different styles of stamp sets. What a perfect gift … purchase the tin, make up the 12 cards (envelopes included) and tuck them back into the beautiful tin, add a bow and give to someone that you want to show your love and gratitude!

I begin with my Laser-cut card base and add a 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ of Pretty Peacock cardstock and attach it to the back of the laser cut design. I use the Tombo Liquid Glue so that is can be easily moved into position and there’s not adhesive hanging off the open edges.

On a 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamp my floral image in Pretty Peacock.  I use a Sponge Dauber to swirl some extra ink on the center of the flowers. Then I used the Wink of Stella to add some shimmer to the card.  Because Wink of Stella is a “wet” medium, it will re-moisten your ink and pull it into the rest of the flower, so I always start from the center of the flower and move the brush towards the tip of the petal … this gives a soft color to the tips. The Pretty Peacock mat is 2-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ and is attached to the back of your greeting.

On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the greeting with Pretty Peacock and punched it out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (also retiring) and punched a Pretty Peacock mat with the 1-1/2″ Circle punch … not retiring!!! The greeting is attached to the floral piece and then they are both popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then embellished the front of the card using the Clear Faceted Gems and Rhinestones!

If you liked today’s, here is a list of ingredients I used …

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me. I have another card from the A Little Lace to share with you tomorrow too.

Stay safe and healthy and have a wonderful day ~

A Little Lace Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to be sharing this card with you today. This was one of the cards we were supposed to make at my Stamping Retreat last weekend. It was inspired by a card that I had found on Pinterest, with a neat twist of my own! I was sad to see this stamp set and die on the retirement list.  For the next couple of days, I’ll be sharing cards using this amazing bundle.

My card looks similar to the original design (with a few changes) ….

I began with the same Blackberry Bliss cardstock base as Libby used, followed by die cutting lace piece in Very Vanilla.  ** When you are die cutting with this large detailed die, I would suggest using wax paper and our Take Your Pick Tool with the coordinating Brush Tip for easy removal.  And I cut it using a larger piece of cardstock 6 x 4-1/2 … that made it easier to trim.  If you cut it to size right away … the edge die does not want to stay aligned on the tiny edge.

To attach the die cut lace piece … I used Tombo Liquid Glue, it allows you to align it with ease. After the glue has dried, I trimmed off the edges.  Then I put JUST the card front into my paper cutter, aligning it with the dots on the lace, and then cut!! That pretty edge you cut off will be glued it to the inside of the card, making sure it aligned with the front piece. It aligns easy because you created it beforehand.

To complete the front, I used a scrap piece of Old Olive cardstock across the front in place of a ribbon, then I just added a few short ones in place of leaves … just a different look.  The flower was created with the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape. It’s soooo cool!! And topped it off with a glimmer dot I had laying around.

My inside was cut down to accommodate our decorative bottom piece… measures 5-5/8″ x 2-7/8″ (In other words … just shy of 5-1/2 x 3″) I stamped the cute little images from the A Little Lace stamp set in the corners … the greeting on the front also comes from this set/bundle. It’s pretty easy to make.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card, here are the ingredients I used ….

 

I will be showcasing retiring products and cards that I had intended to make at my Stamping Retreat. It’s a great combination!!

Enjoy this beautiful day, and I will see you tomorrow for my “Simply Sunday”.

Thanks for stopping by ~