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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Favorite With the Share What You Love Suite

I think the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Paper is my favorite of all time! It is so rich and the pieces work so well together. This card, with its special fold and use of three different designs, is one of my favorites so far.

One of the things I have learned in making cards is that the final measurement is what counts. When the card is folded, it should measure 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" for a standard card that fits our medium envelopes. Play around with folds and you can do almost anything, although this is one of the more common folds. My card base was one sheet cut lengthwise at 5-1/2", resulting in a piece that was  5-1/2" x 11". Because I knew the resulting card size, I scored it at 4-1/4".  The remaining segment can simply be folded in half, but the scoring would be at 3-3/8". Two pieces of dsp were cut to 3-3/8" x 5-1/4" and the final piece was 1" x 5-1'4".  The Very Vanilla insert was 3" x 5-1/4"

I used the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set for the words on this card. The words and their fonts are so beautiful! And what a perfect message for an anniversary card. because the flowers don't fit on the oval with the words, I stamped an extra flower and fussy cut it to add to the element, extending past the ovals.

Products Used:
Love What You Do photopolymer stamp set (13), 148042, $21.00
Beautiful Bouquet photopolymer stamp set (37), 143666, $27.00
Share What You Love 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper (24), 146926, $27.00
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 115316, $8.50
Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 144246, $8.50
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 101650, $9.75
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad, 147091, $7.50
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad, 147146, $7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, 132708, $6.00
Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon (10 yards), 147016, $8.00
Layering Ovals Framelits (15), 141706, $35.00

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Using Both Sides Again

I CASEd this card after seeing a video on how to use both sides of the Designer Series Paper, especially that of "Share What You Love" specialty dsp.  You won't see the reverse until you open the card. So I cut my card base at 5-1/4" x 5-1/2". Scoring at 4-1/4" gave me the standard size card. I then added a strip of Basic Black under the inch-wide portion of the card base before attaching a 4" x 5-1/2" piece of designer paper. When the card is opened, you see the reverse design. And remember, this particular paper has an extra special touch—a translucent, pearlized finish.

Because I wanted to send an appreciation card to my "shepherd" at Community Bible Study, I added the letter I ("Make a Difference" stamp set) to the saying from the "Love What You Do" stamp set. The flowers on this card are also from the "Make a Difference" set.

I was surprised when I discovered the "Stitched Shapes" framelits were not to be in our new catalog! But I'm still using them because I love the little extra texture they give to my cards. But you can accomplish the same layers with just the Layering Ovals Framelits.

 This is the inside cover.
Products Used:
Love What You Do photopolymer stamp set (13), 148042, $21.00
Make a Difference photopolymer stamp set (143), 146676, $27.00
Grapefruit Grove 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 146972, $8.50
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 101650, $9.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 121045, $8.50
Share What You Love 12" x 12" specialty designer series paper (24), 146926, $27.00
Basic Black Baker's Twine (25 yards), 141682, $3.00
Mossy Meadow and Grapefruit Grove Stampin' Write Markers
     2018-2020 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5), 147159, $15.00
     Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers (10, 147158, $30.00
Layering Ovals Framelits (15), 141706, $35.00

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Big Plans Planner Kit

Are you curious about Stampin'  Up!'s planner kit? Do you wonder how it goes together and if it will be just right for you? Check out this video. I think it will answer all your questions.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Using Both Sides of Your DSP

I think this sheet of designer series paper from the Share What You Love specialty pack is my favorite. But then I look at another piece and I change my mind. They are all gorgeous. Both sides! There's usually at least one side that I'm not as fond of as the others, but in this case I would be hard pressed to pick a side I don't care for.

What you can't see in this picture is the shiny, pearlized finish. The doily is also pearlized.  And this designer series paper is as heavy as card stock! I've paired this with the returning Mint Macaron card stock for the card base and the greeting. I'm still using the Stitched Shapes Framelits that were, to my dismay, discontinued. But you can use a circle punch or one of the Layering Circles Framelits. They have been so popular, I'm surprised they are no longer available.

One of the nice things about this particular sheet is how both sides look good together. Consequently, when I cut my dsp 4" x 5-1/4" for the card front, I then cut off 1-3/4" and flipped it over. The velvet ribbon was attached to the bottom of the floral piece and then both pieces were mounted on the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Products Used:
Love What You Do photopolymer stamp set (13), 148042, $21.00
Share What You Love 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper (24), 146926, $27.00
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 138337, $8.50
Grapefruit Grove 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 146972, $8.50
Rich Razzlebery 1/4" Velvet Ribbon (10 yards), 147016, $8.00
Pearlized Doilies (24), 146936, $4.50
Duet Banner Punch, 141483, $1.00

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lovely Floral 3D Embossing Folder

There are so many ways to use the Lovely Floral 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder included in the Share What You Love suite! I wanted to play with some of the  new colors as well as the embossing folder, so I used our Thick Whisper White card stock and then added color with our sponge daubers.

The greeting on this card is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  I actually ordered the set because I love the greetings and the fonts used on them. Of course, I love flowers, but I already have so many floral sets and framelits, so if it hadn't been for those great greetings, I might not have purchased it. Or I would have at least tried to talk myself out of purchasing it...

Products Used:
Beautiful Bouquet photopolymer stamp set (37), 143666, $27.00
Lovely Floral 3D TIEF148048, $9.00
Petal Pair Embossing Folder (2), 145656, $9.00
Highland Heather 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 146986, $8.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" thick card stock (24), 140272, $7.75
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 146990, $8.50
Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin' Pad, 147095, $7.50
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad, 147103, $7.50
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad, 147099, $7.50
Sponge Daubers (5), 133773, $5.00

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fun With "Share What You Love" Suite

I always go a little crazy designing for my classes. May's class featured the "Share What You Love" suite and here is a photo of the cards I designed in preparation. I'll show individual cards up close with details in upcoming posts.