Simply Sunday: Simply Poppies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back!! Yes, it’s been interesting to say the least to not have internet service for almost two weeks. So, today … I have 3 card shares for you!! Have some catchin’ up to do and you will enjoy the ease and beauty of these cards.

I’ve been working closely with my Hostesses as several of the bundles have gone from back orders to “Not Orderable”.  The poppies is one of these bundles so let me start with Friday’s card.  This card was a Make & Take for Kathy’s Stampin’ Party … it does not use any dies!!

Let’s begin with our background … A 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White which is stamped with the poppy field image using Poppy Parade ink pad on the bottom of the cardstock.  We did the same to the inside of our card.  Our greeting stamped in Momento Ink comes from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set … and our butterflies come from the “Enjoy Life” stamp set.

Our focal point is created using a 1-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper, this is backed with our Basic Black cardstock cut to 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and then popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here is a list of items used to create this card … and the two additional cards to follow … The two stamp sets and Designer paper are enough to qualify your for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!!

When I do a home Stampin’ Party, I always make sure that I have enough Make & Takes for everyone, so I cut extra.  Now … what do you think I do with those extra pre-card card packs? Well … this weekend I redesigned them!!
My second card is using the left overs from the Make & Take at Kathie’s party, so I’m using the same colors and cut pieces.  I wanted to change up the orientation of the card so I took the extra pieces of designer paper (and the mat) and cut them down a bit to fit them on horizontally …
As you can see from the photo … we stamped the base and the inside the same as we did on our first card, yet the new layout with the three blocks of designer paper really changes the card.
The greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and was punched with the Triple Banner punch and finished off with some Bakers Twine from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack.  Looks so good on this card.
My final card took the remaining Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper pieces and cut them down into squares (1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″) and did the same to our black mats….
Again … the base is stamped the same as the other two cards.  This card uses the Bakers Twine from the Magnolia Lane Combo pack to wrap up the bottom and add texture to the card.  The “Happy Birthday” comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and was punched out with Circle punches.
It’s amazing what you can do with just a little change up to your original pattern.  It’s fun to sit down and challenge yourself to change it up.
I want to Thank you for stopping back and spending some time with me today.  Hope your doing well, and that you are having a good day.  Linda