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ALWAYS AND FOREVER ANNIVERSARY!

I was asked by a lovely friend to make 2 Wedding anniversary cards for 2 of her children who are both celebrating their anniversaries this month.  I haven’t made too many anniversary cards so wondered what to do.  Then … My order arrived with my Stampin’ Blends and the Always and Forever set.  🙂

These are the cards I made.

I wasn’t sure what I would do with the stamps though.  I cut some squares of white card and would see where it would take me.  I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Ink on Thick Whisper White card.  That is essential when using the Stampin’ Blends.  Then they were coloured them with the Blends.  On scrap card I stamped them again. For the tree stump I stamped it in Night of Navy and cut the little hearts and adhered them straight on to the image. For the tree rings I stamped it on Night of Navy card and cut the heart out and then raised it up with Dimensionals and added a Rhinestone to the heart.

Instead of adhering the white card to a card mat I added a strip of either Silver Foil or Copper Foil at the top and bottom of the white card.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Delightful Daisy DSP.  The sentiment is from the Best Birds set and cut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

What do you think?

You can see the Always and Forever stamp set in my store now -> HERE.

You can find out more about the Stampin’ Blends AND don’t forget my Blends Club.  Find out about that -> HERE.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

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COLLAR CARDS WITH PLAYFUL PALETTE!

The Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP)  is so beautiful. The problem is you can only show one side at a time on a card. I think these collar cards are a great way to show off both sides. Have you seen these collar cards around?  They can go by other names too. They are very easy to do.

Playful Palette Collar Cards

I saw the idea on Pinterest and using the Butterflies from ‘Watercolor Wings’ on a card on a forum I am on.  Both are great to show the colours.

I am not going to give you exact measurements for your cards of how to make them. Really you can make them any size you want. You have your standard base card, then the card mat which I have in Very Vanilla.  This is slightly smaller than your card base.  Then the DSP is slightly smaller than that. It depends on how wide the border you want too.

(OK if you are metric the base is 14.8cm x 10.5cm.  The mat is 14.4cm x 10.1cm and the DSP is 14cm x 9.7cm).

I have used the ‘Playful Palette’ DSP stack. On your DSP measure along on the long side and mark a point half way. Cut in to your DSP piece by about 5cm (2″).  Then fold back each piece to angle the paper and press to along the score line to crisp the fold. See too easy!

On the Very Vanilla piece I stamped the sentiment.  The one on the left is from ‘Best Birds’. The one on the right is ‘Vertical Greetings’.

For these butterflies:  The one on the left is stamped in Peekaboo Peach (stamped off), Peekaboo Peach and then Emerald Envy.  The one on the right is Peekaboo Peach (stamped off), Peekaboo Peach and then Sweet Sugarplum.

Isn’t it great to be able to see both sides of the paper.  🙂

Have a great weekend.  I hope it is a stamping weekend for you.

Jenny

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BEST BIRDS WITH PLAYFUL PALETTES!

After I made the card with the Best Birds set the other day (you can see that card in a post or 2 back), I thought I would make a couple more cards with these stamps and dies.  I had some bits of the Playful Palette DSP stack lying around and I am really trying to use my paper more. I have so much paper left over when it comes to the end of a catalogue.

These “bits” were just the right size for the front of a card.  Here they are for you.

The first card is using the Sweet Sugarplum card base.  Flowers were stamped on the base. I have used the new Oval Layering Framelits to cut some white card and stamped the hatch pattern in Peekaboo Peach and the sentiment in black.  I really like the sentiments in this set. It has beautiful font and lovely words. I sponged the edges of the Peekaboo Peach birds before adhering them to the card.

Best Birds 2

The next card I had 3 pieces of the Playful Palette Paper stack that just fitted nicely.  I matted them on to black card and added it to a Blushing Bride card base.  The bird was cut in the Sweet Sugarplum.  The tag is cut from the ‘Tags and Labels’ Framelits.

Best Birds and Playful Palette strips

So some cute cards using  “bits” on my table.  That’s always a good thing isn’t it. 🙂

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

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STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOGUE LAUNCH – PART 2!

I have some more of the fun from my Catalogue Launch for you.  If you missed out on the first part then head back to the last post I did.  Today I want to share with you some of the stamping fun we had.

The table all set up ready to go.  I was pretty excited with the Pom Pom Flowers I found that was a fairly close match to some of the new Incolors.

Table

This was a sample of some of the new products and some cards.  I had other new products in the Product Playground that I showed in the last post.

sample table

I had some Swirly Bird card samples to share.  I have a class this coming Saturday just with the Swirly Bird stamps and the Scribbles Thinlits.  That should be a lot of fun.

Swirly Board

This was the first Make and Take using the new Flourish Thinlits.  I love the delicateness of these dies.  I found they cut surprisingly easy even with just the regular platform.  I used the new ‘Playful Palette’ DSP stack too.  The sentiment is from the new set ‘Best Birds’.

Flourish _ Peekaboo Peach

The other Make and Take was using the new Dapper Denim Incolor.  I have used the ‘Thoughful Banners’ stamp set. These banners are so easy to punch with the Duet Banner Punch.   I stamped a background on the base card with the Timeless Textures stamp set. The colours of the stripes were from the top – Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Soft Sky.  I cut a scallop square mat for the white stamped card piece with the new Layering Square Framelits.  It just gives a subtle peek of the silver Foil. This card was inspired by a card I saw on a Facebook group I am on.

Dapper Denim thoughful banners

So lots of fun was had by all my lovely ladies who came.  I appreciate each and every one of them.  If you are local make sure you come along to my next launch or class to enjoy the fun.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny