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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

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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

Swaps from On Stage San Diego – Part 1

Happy Monday, Stampers!

As promised I am going to show you eight lovely cards I received at our Pals swap last Saturday after the On Stage event.

For those of you who aren’t sure what swaps are:  you sign up to swap cards and then you make the total number of cards represented by the number who signed up. You make all the cards the same, no envelope and you put your card inside a cello bag and you enclose your card or your info on a piece of paper rather than stamping on the back of the card. The Pals usually form a line and the first person gives out cards and gets at the end of the line. The line keeps moving up until the first person is at the beginning and everyone has exchanged cards. It goes quite fast and is a lot of fun when we all sit down and go through our swaps. Since I made more swaps than needed I also gave my cards to friends who didn’t swap.

Here’s my swap…which I posted last week.

 

Now for some really neat cards from fellow stampers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow, aren’t they great! Swapping cards is fun and also gives you new ideas for making your own cards. If you like any of these cards and would like to copy one or more (remember – CASE – Copy And Share Everything) please give credit to the person you copied from.

I’ll have eight more cards for you to see on Friday. Then on Monday…I’ll have a guest stamper!!! I’m so excited.

Have a great week and…Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

 

Dragonfly Shadow Card

Hello Stampers! Welcome to a new week. I just had a fantastic time meeting with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demos at our Local On Stage here in San Diego. We started on Friday with Peggy Noe, Linda Foster and I hosting a pre-On Stage Make & Take for the demos in the Mary Fish Pals. We had 20 wonderful ladies attend to make three cards and have some visiting time. Then we all went to a great Mexican restaurant for dinner together. What a wonderful group – a good time was had by all!

This is the card I presented.

 

See how you get a cool shadow when the card is opened.

This shot really shows the shadow.

 

This is a better look at how you create the empty space for the shadow box.

View of both front and inside.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Butterfly Basics

Ink – Mint Macaron

Paper – Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Black, Blooms & Bliss DSP, Mint Macaron Glimmer (SAB item)

Accessories – Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Tear and Tape, Fine Tip Glue

 

Directions:

Mint Macaron CS – 5 ½” x 10 ½”. On long side score at ½”, 4”, 4 ½”, 8”

4” x 5 ½”

Whisper White CS – (1) 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” (1) 3 ¼” x 5 ½”

DSP – 3 ½” x 5”

Glimmer – ½” x 5 ½”

  1. Fold and burnish on score lines

  2. Fold so oval frame shows, slip scrap paper underneath and stamp, also stamp the oval

  3. Adhere 4” x 5 ½” Mint Macaron piece to front, decorate with DSP, Glimmer paper, Oval and Dragonfly

  4. Stamp Whisper White 3 ¼” x 5 ½” piece with fern or leave blank and adhere to front inside

  5. Adhere the group of dragonflys OVER the open oval space (when card is open the dragonflies will make a shadow)

  6. Open ½” flap next to cut out of oval side, remove Tear & Tape, close front over it and adhere

  7. Done!

 

I was inspired and got the folding directions from Dawn Griffith. Check out her video for details on assembly. 

https://dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2017/02/balloon-adventures-shadow-box-card-video.html

This card was a big hit at our Make & Take and I’ll show you another one using different Thinlits on Friday.

It’s difficult to see but both the oval and the dragonfly are popped up with Dimensionals.

There are so many new and exciting things coming up – retired product list and a NEW catalog with great new items. I’ll keep you posted through my Weekly Newsletter so if you haven’t signed up…be sure to do so. Just send me a quick email to let me know you would like to be added to my list. donnamk47@yahoo.com

Until Friday with another version of this exciting Shadow Box Card – Happy Stamping!

Donna 🙂