ThrowBack Thursday: Blooming Birthday

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share a post from August of 2014 … It’s still as relevant as it was two years ago. This is a sweet and simple birthday card that will bring a smile to anyone who receives it.  I used the new “Flower Patch” stamp set!  This is one of our Photopolymer sets, and makes the two-step stamping super simple because of the clear images.

I have a video for you to view that highlights the “Flower Patch” stamp set …

My card base color is the new In-Color Mossy Meadow along with the Whisper White which truly highlights to ink colors we will be using on our card.

The flower was created by stamping our largest image first, in the lightest color: Crisp Cantaloupe.  I then layers the Calypso Coral next, and completed the flower with the Cajun Craze… and topped it off with a pearl.

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STAMPIN’ TIP:  The leaves were added behind the flower by creating a mask.  Stamp the largest flower image on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out.  I always cut inside the line.  Then place it over the flower and stamp your leaves … it gives the appearance they are behind the flower!

It’s been a while since I’ve used a two-step stamping set and forgot how fast you can create a beautifully layered, colorful card.  I added the Daffodil Delight flowers in the background to create another pop of color.

There is no longer a bundle available as this was an earlier post.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video!

Happy Birthday ~

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Flowers for my Friends …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Quick post today …

I know that my club members and Retreat attendee’s are going to love this card! The more I see cards made with the Flower Patch stamp set … the more I love it!!

What makes it even better is the coordinating “Flower Fair” Framelits!  Oh yes, and there is a cherry on top … You can bundle and save 15%

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If you haven’t seen the new “Elegant Dots” embossing folder … take a good look at this background of this card. Oh my, my … I can’t wait for mine to get here!! It looks like a party ready to happen!

If you haven’t gotten this bundle yet … you will definitely want to put it on your wishlist.

Thanks for stopping by.  I’ll see you tomorrow with the new Weekly Deal list.

Happy Monday ~

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Today’s Stampin’ Supply List

 

 

 

April Showers …bring me flowers!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend … it was great to see the sun again! Today we have rain in the forecast, but you know what they say … April showers bring May flowers.

Well … you don’t have to wait that long because I have flowers for you today! I choose the “Flower Patch” stamp set and “Flower Fair” Framelit dies to create my card. Did you know that if you bundle these two items you can save 15% … that’s awesome!

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My color scheme consists of … So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, and Calypso Coral.  You can get the two tone stamping by inking up your image, stamping off, then stamp your cardstock for the lighter color. Others are stamped fully inked to get the rich deep tone.

I love having framelits or punches that coordinate with our stamp sets, it makes life so much easier than “fussy cutting” the flowers out! I popped  up the flowers with the use of our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The greeting comes from the stamp set; Banner Blessings.

This uplifting set will surely bring a smile to many faces. A crowd favorite, this stamp set will be sure to shine. Recommended clear block size is D (not included in the set).

I stamped the image directly onto the card, and then onto a small piece of Whisper White and then cut out the banner to add some additional texture & dimension to the top of the card. It really helped even out the card since the flowers were all layered and popped up.

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Thanks for stopping by today … I hope you enjoyed the spring bouquet of flowers.

Have a fabulous day ~

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

Guest Stamper: Eileen S

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend. I was blessed to spend time with family that I have not seen in a while and then later with my girls and grandchildren.

I am really excited to kick off this week with a beautiful card from my guest stamper (and sister) Eileen S. This is from our Star’s by Design card swap! I also want to remind you all of my April Special … “I’ll pay the taxes on your stampin’ orders” through me or my website and Stampin’ Up! will pay your shipping through April 10th!

Let’s begin with Eileens card …

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Eileen teamed up the Flower Patch stamp set with the Flower Fair Framelits to create the striking focal point of her card. You can bundle these two items and save 15%!!

She used the new “Large Polka Dot” embossing folder to create the texture on the background. The greeting comes from the stamp set “Yippee Skippee” and was highlighted with the use of the Starburst Framelits.

You really can’t miss the cute little butterfly stamped from the “Papillon Potpourri and punched with the Bitty Butterfly. I love the finishing touch of a single rhinestone.

STARTS TODAY: Get your Wishlist Ready… it’s FREE SHIPPING time!

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Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on any orders placed Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 10.  No minimum purchase required (excludes expedited shipping, except 2 -Day Air to Hawaii and Alaska). DON’T FORGET … I’m paying your taxes too!

Please let me know if you have any questions. lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

I also have the ingredient list posted below for you. Thanks for dropping by.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Marvelous Monday Card Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s the start of a new week and I have some great cards to share with you today.  These cards were created by the Stampin’ Up! Concept team … aren’t they just “marvelous!”

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This sweet birthday card was created with the Flower Patch stamp set.

 

 

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Wouldn’t you just love to find this bright and fun “hello” in your mailbox?  They used the “Draw the Line” and “Borderettes” stamp sets.

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Last but not least … is our Thanks card from the stamp set “Another Thank You” … the “many” was omitted from this stamp to simply say “THANKS”.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you have a marvelous Monday!

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Beautiful Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

So … Did you guess which one of the new Weekly Deals was my favorite?  If you guessed the Elegant Butterfly – YOU were correct!  The Square framelit dies come in a close second.

I thought I would share with you a card I created using my 2 favorites from this weeks, Weekly Deals … the Elegant Butterfly and the Square Framelits!

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The “Mossy Meadow” cardstock you see, is simply folded in half.  Make sure your framelit sits above the fold so you do not cut the cardstock into 2 pieces.

I used the beautiful “Flowering Flourishes” stamp set, and teamed it up with the “Gorgeous Grunge” to create some depth to the card.

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As you can see … I layered the Petite Petals (in Black Raspberry) with the Boho Blossom (in Razzleberry) punches to create my flower.  The Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterflies also used the above color combination.

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I topped them off with the Rhinestones to create a bit of contrast and add some sparkle.  A beautiful friend always “shines”.

And finally, the greeting comes from the stamp set; Flower Patch.  I just used that stamp set on Sunday, so you can add this to your collection of samples for the Flower Patch set … so versatile.

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I hope I’ve inspired you to add the Square Framelits and Elegant Butterfly to your stampin’ collection … and while they are on Sale.  Just click on any links below for details – although the sale items do not reflect the sale price below, they will come up in your shopping card as the sale price.

I would be more than happy to place an order for you, if you do not shop on-line.  You can e-mail me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a “BE*YOU*TIFUL Day!

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Happy Blooming Birthday …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share a sweet and simple birthday card that will bring a smile to anyone who receives it.  I used the new “Flower Patch” stamp set!  This is one of our Photopolymer sets, and makes the two-step stamping super simple because of the clear images.

I have a video for you to view that highlights the “Flower Patch” stamp set …

My card base color is the new In-Color Mossy Meadow along with the Whisper White which truly highlights to ink colors we will be using on our card.

The flower was created by stamping our largest image first, in the lightest color: Crisp Cantaloupe.  I then layers the Calypso Coral next, and completed the flower with the Cajun Craze… and topped it off with a pearl.

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STAMPIN’ TIP:  The leaves were added behind the flower by creating a mask.  Stamp the largest flower image on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out.  I always cut inside the line.  Then place it over the flower and stamp your leaves … it gives the appearance they are behind the flower!

It’s been a while since I’ve used a two-step stamping set and forgot how fast you can create a beautifully layered, colorful card.  I added the Daffodil Delight flowers in the background to create another pop of color.

As the video states, the Flower Patch stamp set has a coordinating framelit; Flower Flair, and when bundled you get a 15% savings!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video!

Happy Birthday ~

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