Simply Sunday: Flowing Flowers

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Let me begin by wishing you a blessed Easter Sunday … I hope you have the chance to spend it with loved ones. Besides preparing the meals … memories are the best things to make. Enjoy your day.

I do have a beautiful card to share with you that has a bit of the old and a peek at the new! I’ve shared several cards using the Flowing Flowers stamp set before and it’s so pretty, but it is the greetings that really caught my eye …

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored & folded at 4-1/4″
  • Cardstock #2: Basic White 5-1/4” x 4” (mat for DSP) 3-1/4” x 2-1/4” for stamped image, and scrap for greeting.
  • Cardstock #3: Coastal Cabana 3-3/8” x 2-3/8”
  • Cardstock #4: Bermuda Bay Scrap piece to die cut scallop mat
  • Designer Paper: Leafy Pattern (Pretty Prints DSP) “3-7/8” x 5-1/8”

Instructions:

  • Adhere Pretty Prints Designer Paper to Basic White mat and secure to card base.
  • Stamp floral image in Bermuda Bay on 3-1/4” x 2-1/4” White Cardstock
  • Add Wink of Stella to your stamped flower
  • Take stamped image and secure to Cardstock #3: Coastal Cabana.
  • On Basic White scrap; stamp greeting with Bermuda Bay ink and die cut with Layering Circle Die
  • Die cut a scallop from a piece of scrap Bermuda Bay as a mat for your greeting.
  • Attach the assembled greeting onto the left hand corner of your floral assembly.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up and secure your greeting/flower onto card front.
  • Attach three Bermuda Bay Rhinestones from the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels.

So … have you found the “NEW” item? It is the stunning Pretty Prints Designer Series paper. Although it is not available until May 3rd … I wanted to give you a peek at something in the new catalog.

Thank you for hanging out with me …

Have a great Sunday ~

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Book Binder Fun Fold: Two Layouts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrilled to share this Quick & Easy Fun Fold with you today. Super simple to make yet it adds a fun twist to your cards. I demonstrated two different layouts in my video (a replay of last nights Facebook LIVE) and then I’ll have another layout that you can create as well.

Let’s take a look at the video now …

Book Binder Fun Fold … Super Simple!

HORIZONTAL PROFILE (Above) How It’s Made  

  • Cut a 4-1/4 x 11″ piece of Soft Succulent cardstock for the card base. Score at 5-1/2 and 4-1/4.  Crease folds and add adhesive to the inside of the two scored lines.  The 4-1/4″ score line should be facing out on the front of the card. 
  • Cut a 4 x 4″ piece of Designer Paper (or cardstock) and adhere to card front. 
  • Cut a 1″ x 4″ strip from the tulip design designer series paper and adhere to the left side margin on the card front.

PORTRAIT PROFILE (Above) How It’s Made  

  • Cut a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock for the card base. Score at 4-1/4” and 5-1/4”.  Crease folds and add adhesive to the inside of the two scored lines… You can add your ribbon at this time.
  • To layer card front; cut Basic White 5-1/4” x 3” (Cut 2: one for inside and one for mat on front)  Cut Designer paper to 5” x 2-3/4” to layer on top of white.
  • Binder area is cut in Basic White at 5-1/4” x 3/4” and I embossed with “Brick” embossing folder for some texture.

Cool … right! Now, let me share another layout you can use when creating the Book Binder Fun Fold. It’s another portrait however the card stock is cut at the usual 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and it is scored at the 4-1/4″ and 5-1/4″ … now you will just position your “binder” to the “TOP” of your card.

The designer paper is cut at the same dimensions as well … however, you need to make sure you are “cutting” to the designer of the paper. On this card, my “binder” actually has the same designer paper, I just flipped it over. The greeting also comes from the Flowing Flowers stamp set, same as we used on our first card.

Enjoy making this fun fold … it’s really easy, and you’re going to have a blast creating with all your beautiful designer papers. Don’t forget, you can add in your embossing folders, die cuts or hand stamped items!

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Simply Sunday: Simply Marbleous Flowers

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have an amazing combination featuring the Simply Marbleous Designer Paper in our Sale-a-bration catalog and the Flowing Flowers stamp set from our Jan-June Mini Catalog. I highlighting all 6 colors from the paper and each of the flowers and greetings from the stamp set … yes, 6 cards today!!

Let’s get started! I’m going to share two cards using the same floral design, and because the designer paper has a “marble” and a “silky” appearance … I will show one of each. This will give you a good look at this amazing designer paper!

Going to start simple with basic stamping …. the flowers are “stamped off” using Highland Heather. The image is stamped three times across the cardstock and then our greeting is stamped directly on top in Gorgeous Grape. I also used the Gorgeous Grape as a mat to highlight my stamped images and the Simply Marbleous Designer Paper. I finished off this card with the pearlescent Elegant Faceted Gems.

My next card highlights the “Basic Gray” designer paper and again the small floral image … which I stamped onto Basic Gray cardstock to create my own background. This is a technique that has been around for some time … and with a strip of our designer paper, the combination is a hit and really draws your eye to the focal point … our greeting.

I used the “stamping off” technique again to stamp my floral image onto the Basic White and then stamped my greeting directly over the top using Basic Gray. I punched it with the Label Me Lovely punch and jazzed it up with the Metallic Mesh Ribbon and our Basic Rhinestones!

My 3rd card showcases the Bumble Bee designer paper with the “silk” look and the single flower image. Just simple stamping on this card as well but it really highlights the pretty paper, but I couldn’t stop there … I had to add some Wink of Stella to my flower… WOW!

I stamped my greeting in Bumble Bee ink and then punched it out using the Tailored Tag Punch and embellished it with the Iridescent Rhinestones ….

The fourth card is Basic Black and Pool Party … talk about a pop! I love the marble design in the Pool Party and it makes a perfect background for this flower. The greeting is simply stamped directly onto the designer paper. The flower is highlighted with a piece of Basic Black and the Square Vellum Doilies and then embellished with the Classic Mat Dots found in the Jan-June Mini Catalog ….

Classic Mat DotsOnly 2 more to go … This card showcases the Blushing Bride designer paper and I am using the “marble” effect on this one as well. This fourth card also introduces you to the full floral design inked up in Blushing Bride, stamped off and then stamped onto Basic White. I brought in the Basic Gray to compliment the Blushing Bride.

The greeting is stamped in Basic Gray directly over the floral image … the entire assembly is popped up using dimensionals. I used the “gray” dots from the Classic Mat Dots … they come in four basic colors; Black, Gray, White and Vanilla.

My last card uses the same floral image and highlights the Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue in the “silky” effect designer paper. The image is stamped in Balmy Blue and the greeting in Misty Moonlight. The base and mats are all in Misty Moonlight Cardstock and popped up with dimensionals. I added the 2020-22 In Color Square Gems to pull the two colors together.

I bought the beautiful Flowing Flowers stamp set because I could not resist the sentiments!! It includes the perfect all occasion … I just want to cheer you up, say “hello” and more greetings! AND … the flowers are pretty. Plus, I thought the “flowing” flowers went perfectly with the flowing silky look of the Simply Marbleous Designer Paper.

I hope I inspired you with theses simple and pretty layouts, and if you don’t have the Flowing Flowers you can click on the link below and get yours today … the Simply Marbleous Designer Paper is a Sale-a-bration item and is FREE with a purchase of $50.

Thank you so much for hanging out with me this Sunday.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤