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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Detailed Floral Thinlits

I'm always in need of birthday cards! With the Detailed Floral Thinlits, there is very little stamping required. Add a couple leftover  Candy Dots to coordinate with the Wild Wasabi behind the Very Vanilla and I had what I considered a perfect card. So easy!

Products Used:
Balloon Celebration photopolymer stamp set (28), 140675, $26.00
Wild Wasabi 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 108641, $8.00
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" cardstock (40), 101650, $9.00
Replace the Candy Dots with Enamel Shapes, Subtles (200), 141679, $9.00
Detailed Floral Thinlits (3), 141482, $29.00

Monday, June 27, 2016

Floral Phrases and Floral Thinlits

I am totally in love with this bundle, but I'm a little behind in my posting!

This card is actually a card within a card. I hope you can catch the feel of it from these photos.

When you untie the lace bow, the card opens up to this design:

 I had originally thought I would add a tag to the front, which is why the oval for the Happy Anniversary. However, I decided it was too big to work with the card. When we replicated this card during my stamp class, we did not punch it out; we just stamped it between the horizontal designs. One of the Candy Dots (no longer available, but replaced with Enamel Shapes).

Lift the front of the inner card and you see this:

Although the stamp set was intended for wedding wishes, I love this verse for an anniversary as well. We've never had a good anniversary verse before. Besides, at my age I have need for more anniversary cards than I do for wedding cards.

The card is made from Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Detailed Floral Thinlits

I've been playing with my new toy ever since it arrived! Just love the many possibilities with this die and its coordinating stamp set, so you will probably be seeing a lot of posts using it.

This one is just a simple note-sized card. I have used the retired Mossy Meadow cardstock, which I still love. The little rhinestone in the corner is just the right amount of bling to set it off.

To make this card, I cut Whisper White cardstock 4¾" x 7", scoring at 3½". I used the edgelit that comes with the thinlits to give the die-cut a finished edge.

Products used:
Whisper White 8½" x 11" cardstock (40), 100730, $9.00
Mossy Meadow 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), retired In Color
Detailed Floral Thinlits (3), 141482, $29.00
Die Brush (pg. 190 in catalog), 140603, $11.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (150), 119246, $5.00

Friday, June 10, 2016

A Lot Old and a Little New

Farewell, Mossy Meadow card stock and ribbon. Farewell Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper. Well, ten days ago we were no longer able to order those items. But I still have plenty because I love them.

So I decided to mix them with the new Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. These folders emboss so strongly that the lighter-weight Whisper White card stock puckers and even tears. So I merely cut out the impression to eliminate the puckers and glued the image to contrasting cardstock, as in Mossy Meadow cardstock. With a little retired dsp and some ribbon and then three candy dots, I had a gorgeous card.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dropping in to Say Hi

The featured stamp set is Acorny Thank You; the background set is Lovely as a Tree; and the idea came from the sample on page 36 of the new annual catalog.

I loved the set when I first saw it, but thought it was only for fall. Once I saw the bright colors used in the catalog samples, I was hooked and so glad I purchased it as a bundle.

The ribbon is an old ribbon, long retired. It was supposed to coordinate with two different colors, but I never really liked it with them. But I think it is perfect with our new Sweet Sugarplum In Color. Other than Crumb Cake, the colors I've used on this card are all the newest In Colors.

Products Used:
Acorny Thank You photopolymer stamp set (10), 139718, $15.00
Lovely As a Tree stamp set (6), W 128655, $28.00; C 127793, $20.00
Crumb Cake 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 120953, $8.00
Whisper White 8½" x 11" cardstock (40), 100730, $9.00
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad, 126975, $6.50
Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad, 141395, $6.50
Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad, 141396, $6.50
Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad, 141394, $6.50
Metallic Foil Doilies (24—2 sizes, 2 colors), 138392, $4.00
Pearl Basic JEwels (150 in three sizes), 119247, $5.00
Acorn Builder Punch, 139681, $18.00

Monday, June 6, 2016

A Rose and Cottage Greetings

Sometimes mistakes lead to new ideas! I was cutting a rose from a scrap of Sale-a-Bration dsp using a Rose Garden Thinlits only to discover I had the die too close to the paper's edge. So I took my paper snips and cut it down and glued it to a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, along with a leafy stem (same set of thinlits), and added some retired Melon Mambo ribbon to the edges. I then used Cottage Greetings stamp set to stamp flowers and a greeting on more SAB designer paper. Once again, as every spring, I rediscovered how much I like the Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight combination. I guess I choose more bright colors when the warm and sunny weather arrives! For this card, my choice of green is Old Olive.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Dry Embossed and Floral

Today I'm sharing two cards made with one of the new Floral Affection embossing folders (141713; $9 for two mini folders). The cards are very similar. One was made at my May stamp class with designer series paper that was then current. It gave me a chance to use up some of my retiring doilies (I think their replacements are gorgeous!) as well as the paper. The other one was made as a sample and features the new In Colors (Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo). The paper was some old "Irresistible" paper that I think came from a previous Sale-a-Bration. Some beautiful but simple, fun cards!

 The card above is the one we made in class using the Birthday Bouquet dsp. What you can't see on the card below is the Wink of Stella I brushed on the raised design.