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Dragonfly Birthday

Hello Stampers!  Hope you are all staying cool. Today I have a quick look at a really neat card.

 

This card is so cool.  I have given it to friends and they LOVE it!  See that little opening around the body of the dragonfly…well as you open the card…the wings pop through…

 

 

and you have this…

 

To close…you just pinch the wings together and slide them through the opening. 

Very easy and actually pretty quick to make. 

Take Whisper White cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score and fold at 4 1/4″; Basic Black to cut out the die of the dragonfly; any DSP cute at 5 1/4″ x 4″ and another piece 2″ x 4 1/4″

Only adhere the the front piece of DSP then use the Classic Label punch to punch out the opening. You will need to move the punch down a bit more to make the opening big enough for the whole dragonfly. I pushed the punch in all the way from the side so it would be easy to move it down a bit for the second punch.

Once your opening is made close the card to align your inside piece of DSP so that it will be centered under the punch opening you just made and adhere that piece. 

Pinch the wings of your dragonfly and glue only the body of the dragonfly to the INSIDE of the card but with the card closed so you can line up the dragonfly with the opening. 

Stamp and punch your front sentiment and stamp your inside sentiment. I used dimensionals to “pop” my front sentiment up.

You can use any label type punch for your sentiment and any sentiments you would like. Be creative!

This card is so much fun to make and even more fun for the recipient to receive.

Do try this card and have some fun…until next week…Happy Stamping!     Donna

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Petal Palette Birthday

Hello Stampers!  Today I’m using the Petal Palette Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog. It is available as a bundle and such a versatile bundle. You’ll be seeing it again in coming posts. You have until May 31st to order it.

I was inspired by a card done by Karen Hallman. I used the Petal Passion DSP as a background.  Just ordered another pack of that DSP!

 

Isn’t this little bird adorable! I popped him up with Dimensionals and I tilted the inside layer for fun. It’s a fun card.

This photo came out a bit darker which is more like the original. 

This is really a pretty quick and easy card to make and can be sent to male or female.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Petal Palette Stamp Set, Rose Wonder

Ink – Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Old Olive, Petal Passion DSP

Accessories – Petals & More Thinlits

 

Actually different shots but liked them all so you got to see the card a few times. 🙂

Have a great week and Happy Stamping!    Donna

You’re Inspiring Birthday

Hello Stampers!  I have another favorite stamp set…You’re Inspiring.  Also tried a new technique.

These lovely daffodils are from the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set.  I tried the technique of cutting out parts of the image and placing the oval die behind them to get the overlap of the flowers…I love it! The flowers, stems and leaves are actually colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.

The inside sentiment is taken from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. If you have this set…go back and revisit it. There are so many great stamps within this set.

The background has some texture by using the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. I used my flower rounder on the oval so that it puffed out in the middle and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals only in the center. The look is great – raised center and flowers over the edge of the oval. 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – You’re Inspiring, Colorful Seasons 

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Accessories – Ribbon, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin’ Write Markers, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder

 


 

Hope you enjoyed this card and will try out this technique yourself.  Have a GREAT week!   Happy Stamping!    Donna

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Playful Panda

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (a day early)! 

 

I used that great hexagon punch and scraps of DSP to create the background and the hearts punch to create the 4-leaf clover. It’s made of  retired products but sometimes you just can’t part with them.

 

I also have an adorable card using the Party Pandas from Sale-A-Bration. Unfortunately this awesome sale ends on March 31st so if you have your eye on a particular item in the Sale-A-Bration brochures now is the time to act.

I got this idea for the Panda card from another card I had seen and for the life of me I can’t find it again and forgot to write down the creator’s name. I always like to give credit where credit is due but I sketched this so long ago. 

 

These little Pandas are just so cute. I’ll be keeping this set for a long time! I used the Color Theory DSP in thin strips to represent the bamboo for these little fellows. I used this card as a birthday card but it could be for friendship or a note card. 

I found to get the best black for the pandas I used the Archival Basic Black rather than Memento Tuxedo Black. The Archival was a deeper black. Warning…you need to let it dry thoroughly…or it will smudge.

Have a safe St. Patrick’s Day!  Happy Stamping!      Donna

Heartfelt Blooms Birthday

Hello Fellow Stampers! I’m a little late with my Friday post but nevertheless…here it is. I got this idea from JoAnne Hewins. Sometimes we just can’t do better than what someone else has created. In stamping we firmly believe in Copy And Share Everything (CASE)! Of course, I added my own touch.

I stamped the beautiful image in Crumb Cake. I tried black but it was just too dark. Then I colored in with our new Stampin’ Blends.

I also stamped the image onto the envelope. This is a fantastic stamp and it’s FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st! All the texture is already built into the stamp.

I added a piece of Pink Pirouette on the back (inside) of the front to cover up the ribbon ends and the Stampin’ Blends color that went through. 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – SAB Heartfelt Blooms, Birthday Blossoms

Ink – Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo  Black

Paper – Whisper White, Petal Passion DSP, Pink Pirouette

Accessories – Pink Ribbon, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin’ Blends (Lt. Pink Pirouette, Lt. Daffodil Delight, Lt. Old Olive

 

Hope you enjoyed seeing this lovely card and will really consider getting this set – Heartfelt Blooms – as a FREE gift with a $50 order.

Happy Stamping until my next post!    Donna

Bermuda Bay Hearts – Birthday Card

Hello Stampers…today I have a card that was inspired by Kristal’s Cards (a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demo). She actually used it for a Valentine’s Card but by changing the colors I made it into a birthday card. 

I’m very happy about how this card came together.  I have the polka dot paper adhered flat but some of the ladies in my class popped up the white cut out and it looked super. We also popped up the little sentiment. To add a bit more bling I used pearl sequins with a rhinestone in the center.

Added the white on the inside for writing a message and the little glitter heart just adds bling.

This is such a fun card to make…try in other color combinations. 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Bermuda Bay

Paper – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP, Bermuda Bay Glitter Paper

Accessories – Sweet Sassy Framelits, Silver Ribbon, Sequins, Jewel Basic Rhinestones, Classic Label Punch, Word Window Punch

 

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Have a great week!  Until my next post….Happy Stamping!     Donna

Panda Waterfall Card

Hello Stampers!  We are freezing here in Southern California – it’s been in the 50’s and 60’s and as low as 30’s and 40’s  in the morning…brrr. Hope you are warm and healthy. We are just not accustomed to this cold weather!

I have a very cute card for you today. It’s the Waterfall Card some of you are familiar with and our Sale-A-Bration Pandas. 

See the little white tab at the bottom?  Just give that a little tug and the next Panda will appear.

Sorry about the smudge…Tip: If you use Archival Basic Black be sure to let it dry thoroughly.

Here’s the next one.

And the next…

We made this card in my classes and at first the ladies thought they would never be able to do it. In the end…EVERYONE was successful! 

You want directions…right! Here you go.

Card Stock:  Base – 4″ x 5 1/4″; Strip – 1″ x 4″; (cut 4) 2″ x 2″

DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″

Whisper White:  2″ x 9″ (score at 2″, 2 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/4″); (cut 4) 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″; (optional – 3 3/4″ x 5″ for back of card)

  1.  Adhere the DSP to base and optional Whisper White to back, using 1 1/4″ Circle Punch – punch a half circle at the bottom in the center
  2. Stamp the Whisper White squares and adhere to the cardstock squares
  3. Stamp the sentiment onto the 2″ x 9″ Whisper White strip at least 1/2″ from 1st score mark and leave at least 3/4″ from bottom of this strip
  4. Fold on score lines all in one direction (curving toward the sentiment)
  5. Adhere the 1″ x 4″ strip ONLY on sides to the base about 1″ from the bottom of base
  6. Adhere the squares (adhesive ONLY on the top of square) starting at the midway fold ON THE BACK SIDE of the sentiment along the score lines and work your way up putting a square along each fold
  7. Slide the Whisper White (WW) strip with squares attached through the cardstock strip, center it and line up with bottom, put adhesive on strip but be sure to stay within the boundaries of the WW strip, fold the top half of WW strip (with the squares) over the adhesive laying flat and press.
  8. You’re finished!

It may sound daunting but it really isn’t. Give it a try…if you have any problems…contact me.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Special Celebrations, SAB Party Pandas

Ink – Archival Basic Black

Paper – Tranquil Tide, Fresh Florals DSP, Whisper White

Accessories – 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

 

Have fun with this card and please let me know what other ideas you have for the four squares…flowers, butterflies, etc. Remember to send me a photo of your creation so that I can post it and feature you as my guest stamper.

In the meantime…Happy Stamping!    Donna