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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

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Tri-Fold Card

Hi Stampers!  Today I have a very versatile card for you. Yes, mine is a Valentine card…better late than never! I should have posted this on Wednesday but life got in the way. 🙂

 

In class some of the participants made this lovely card into a birthday card…you can put any sentiment you want on it.

 

Open the first page and find this lovely flourish.

 

And finally the inside where you can put your sentiment. I left this particular one blank until I need it and then decide what I want inside.

This card may look difficult but really isn’t.

Here are the measurements for this card:

Powder Pink – 6 3/8″ x 5 1/2″, score at 2 1/8″

Whisper White – 8″ x  5 1/4″, score at 4″; (2) 2 1/2″ x 4″

Sahara Sand – (2) 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″

DSP – 2″ x 5 3/8″ and 1/2″ x 5 1/4″

Use the photos to lay out your pieces then stamp and adhere.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Bloomin’ Love, Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Crumb Cake, Powder Pink

Paper – Powder Pink, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Stampin’ Write Markers (Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink)

 

This card is really lovely; I hope you will try making one. 

Please try to stay healthy! The flu bug has hit my daughter and her family very hard…all 5 of them are down with the flu (mom, dad, 3 children). Unfortunately one of the girls also has pneumonia! This flu is nothing to fool around with so take care of yourselves.

Happy Stamping!      Donna

Flourish Just A Note

Hello Stampers! My card today was inspired by Julie Davison. I really liked the way she used acetate so I used a piece of retired acetate I had. I’m pleased with the results…hope you like it.

I didn’t really like the acetate as clear because that limited the ability for an inside sentiment so I put Whisper White behind it and I like the way it turned out.

Just a peek inside.  

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Better Together, Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Fresh Fig

Paper – Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette

Accessories – Flourish Thinlits, Candy Dots, Acetate (Modern Mosaic)

 

You can create so many interesting cards with the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Flourish Thinlits. That combo is a real winner.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Daisy Day

Hello Stampers.  I’ve decided to do another card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#tttc005).   This time I’m doing Summer, Die-cut, Pattern Paper.

I’m crazy about the Daisy Punch and Delightful Daisy DSP so I decided to incorporate those along with Flourish Thinlits.

This card is definitely summery…daisies!

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Butterfly Basics (for the texture on the daisy center)

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry 

Paper – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Delightful Daisy DSP

Accessories – Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Daisy Punch, Flourish Thinlits, 1/2″ Circle Punch (R), Dauber, Mini Dimensionals

 

Here’s another look at this cheery little card.

Did you notice that the DSP looks faded?  Don’t worry…it’s supposed to be that way. The whole pack of Delightful Daisy DSP is like that and it was meant to be that way. I think it gives more interest.

I absolutely love this bundle but I must warn you…the Daisy Punch is out of stock but never fear… Stampin’ Up! will send you yours (if you order one) as soon as they are back in stock.  *They should be back in stock by July 31st.

I’m also loving the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder… it is just so unique and works well with everything.

Note…if my photos are not the best please excuse me for a bit. My old camera just totally died on our cruise so I had to buy what they had on the ship. Don’t get me wrong…I love this new little camera but I’m still getting acquainted with the settings, etc. 

Hope you are enjoying your summer. Stay cool and Happy Stamping!    Donna

Berry Burst Pocket Card

Hello Stampers.

I have a card with our new In Color and DSP.  I’m also playing the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  For the row I chose in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge I needed to use Pearls, Die Cuts and Butterflies. 

Here is this week’s Challenge…give it a try it’s so much fun because you have so much freedom to create.

If you’d like to play…just go to tictactoechallenge.com

You know how I like to make different folds, etc. well…here’s a cute little pocket card that is very easy to make.

I am loving this Fresh Florals DSP! The Flourish Thinlits have so much to offer.  Here I used the border and the larger flower. That cute little cluster of butterflies was from the Timeless Tags Thinlits (now retired). That one is a keeper for me.

Notice how I used the Fresh Florals DSP to match on the envelope flap. Adding a stamp or covering the flap of the envelope really makes your card special from the minute the recipient gets it.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Paper – Berry Burst, Whisper White, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Flourish Thinlits, Timeless Tags Thinlits (R), Jewels Basic Pearls, Tear and Tape, Corner Round Punch (R)

 

See, I told you it was easy and you don’t need many items to make it.

There are no special directions…I just made a standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card,  folded down the top right corner (you could do a smaller fold if you’d like more area below to decorate), cut the DSP to match the folded portion and decorated. I did make the inside card 4″ x 5 1/4″ due to the Tear and Tape used to make the pocket. I preferred the rounded corners on the insert…looks softer. 

This is a card you MUST try. Decorate as you like and have fun.

In the meantime…Happy Stamping!   Donna

Sneak Peek of New Products in Cards made at On Stage

Hello Stampers. I’m a little late posting the three cards we made at On Stage but I have so many cards to share they got put at the end of the line. Well, in all three of these cards you will see new products which will be available on June 1 for ordering. Very exciting!

If you have a good eye you will see items not seen before. Check out the daisy stamp and punch and look at that sparkly center! Of course you see new DSP and Ribbon. Very simple card but makes a statement.

To make this card we actually used some new cards from Memories and More. Check out the cute flower!

Now this one is too stinkin’ cute. We used new Thinlits to cut out the fox and his banner which actually were on new DSP! Pretty cool, huh!

There are so many new and unique products coming up on June 1st. I’ll be ordering my new Annual Catalogs on May 2nd and as soon as I receive them I can put them in your hands.

Stay tuned since I have a stack of cards to share. I’ve been very busy creating new cards. I may pop in another Wednesday surprise post. 🙂

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Donna

Last of My On Stage Swaps

Hi Stampers and Happy Friday! As promised here are the last eight swaps from On Stage. There were two demonstrators who did not put their names on their cards.

 

Hope you enjoyed seeing these new cards. We each have our own style and it’s nice to see other stampers works of art.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll have a Guest Stamper for you on Monday!

Donna