January-June Mini 2020

Adorable Bag using the All Dressed Up Dies

Polka Dot Purse card May 3D-2

 

 

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For today's project, I had a lot of fun transforming a 3D die to make a flat card front.  Look at the totes and purses which can be made with this die set.  Aren't they adorable?

 

 

#151665 All Dressed Up Dies

 

 

To create a 3D project, it takes 2 die cuts with the tote die - so easy!  I wanted to make a flat purse, so I modified the cut for a card front.  It was quite simple.  Here are the steps.

 

 

First, die cut the shape from any designer paper or cardstock.  I shortened my bag, so I only cut a portion of the main section.

 

 

Making a bag 1-2

 

 

Next, trim the side edge along the score line made by the die.

 

 

Making a bag 2-2

 

 

Then, line up the bottom edge of the designer paper with the bottom edge of the die, and run it through your die cutting machine again.  This adds the stitched line and a score line.

 

 

 

Making a bag 3-2

 

 

Finally, trim along the bottom on the score line.

 

 

Making a bag 4-2

 

 

Once, you place it on your card front, adhere the handle to finish the purse.

 

 

This designer gem was dressed up using the Timeless Tropical stamp set and coordinating In the Tropics dies from the 2020 January - June Mini catalog.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

 

 

Everyone needs a polka dot purse, made with the All Dressed Up dies!

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Old Olive card base, scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a Lovely Lipstick cardstock layer 3 5/8" x 4 5/8"
  • Cut a Flirty Flamingo cardstock layer 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • Die cut the largest scalloped stitched rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies in Whisper White cardstock
  • Die cut the sentiment piece using the Stitched So Sweetly dies from Whisper White cardstock

 

Adhere the scalloped rectangle on the Flirty Flaming layer, than the Lovely Lipstick Layer.  Adhere to card front with dimensionals.  Adhere purse to card front.  Add strap using dimensionals.  Trim pointed ends if desired.  Stamp a flower in Lovely Lipstick ink on Flirty Flamingo cardstock, and a large leaf in Pear Pizzazz ink on Granny Apple Green and Old Olive cardstock.  Die cut the flower, 2 large stamped leaves, than die cut 2 small leaves from Granny Apple Green cardstock.  Assemble floral cluster and adhere to purse with dimensionals.  Embellish purse handles and floral center with From My Heart Faceted Gems.  Stamp sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink and adhere to card front.  Tie a double bow with Whisper White Baker's Twine and adhere to floral cluster.

 

 

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Timeless Tropical Pineapple meets Vellum plus Blog Candy!

 

Vellum pineapple card-2

 

Hello, and welcome back!

 

I'm happy you came to visit today so I can share this fun and adorable card with you.  I love the simple monochromatic look.  The embellishments step it up, and those sequins.......WOW!  

 

 

I will be sending these to my team members who are celebrating birthdays this month, and a thank you version to my customers who have recently purchased from me.

 

 

This project uses the Timeless Tropical bundle and Tropical Oasis designer paper which are from the Timeless Tropical product suite in the 2020 January-June mini catalog.  I have loved working with this suite of products, and for those of you who joined in on the fun with us in California for the Spring Luau Retreat, you know what I'm talking about!

 

 

#153811 Timeless Tropical Bundle

 

 

#1561252 Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper

 

 

The entire Timeless Tropical product suite is packed with amazing products!  Including one of my favorite embossing folders, and beautiful Memory & More cards, which I will feature on upcoming projects.

 

 

 

 

The color combination on this project is a monochromatic palette of Pool party and Bermuda Bay.  The Iridescent Sequins pull the blue and green hues together so beautifully.

 

 

 

Vellum pineapple detail-2

 

 

I don't think these sequins get enough press.....but they are gorgeous!  And go with tons of colors, which change depending on what they are paired with.

 

 

#144212 Iridescent Sequin Assortment

 

 

Are you able to pick out the sequin colors on today's project?  There are many colors in the pack, which come in 3 different sizes.  A pack will last a while.  

 

Stampin' Tip:  I find the Fine Tip Glue Pen and Take Your Pick Tool essentials when working with small embellishments, like sequins and rhinestones.  They make handling and adhering them a snap, and so easy to get perfect placement. 

 

 

#138309 Fine Tip Glue Pen

 

 

#144107 Take Your Pick Tool

 

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a Pool Party card base 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold
  • Cut a Bermuda Bay cardstock layer 4" x 4"
  • Cut a designer paper layer 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Cut a 2 3/8" x 1" strip of Pool Party cardstock for sentiment
  • Die cut a pineapple and pineapple crown from Vellum cardstock

Adhere Bermuda Bay then designer paper layer to card front.  Adhere vellum pineapple and crown to card front using multipurpose glue.  Stamp sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on Pool Party cardstock, trim banner end, and adhere to card with dimensionals.  Tie a bow with striped Bermuda Bay ribbon and adhere to pineapple with a glue dot.  Embellish as desired with iridescent sequins using a Fine Tip Glue pen.  Stamp sentiment on the inside in Bermuda Bay ink.

 

 

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Happy Easter to You

Happy Easter!

 

 

It's hard to believe that we are already celebrating this special day.  And a special day calls for a pretty card!

 

 

There is a no stamping on the front of today's card.

 

 

It was created with 3 different die sets.  By layering elements, I created a beautiful focal point.  The only stamping is the inside sentiment.

 

 

Combine die cut elements to create a meaningful card

 

 

The cross is made by combining 2 dies from the Cross of Hope die set, and the gorgeous detail piece on the bottom is from the Jubilee Beauty dies from the 2020 January-June mini catalog.  Word Wishes is a die set which covers all holidays.  It is a staple for every stamper's studio, and works perfectly on this Easter card.  

 

 

 

Layer die cut elements to create a stunning focal point.

 

 

There is even a coordinating stamp set to Word Wishes called A Wish for Everything, which allows you to create endless custom holiday sentiments by combining stamped and die cut elements.  The great news is when you purchase them together, the bundle is discounted!

 

 

 

To create the cross, I placed the thin cross inside the larger cross and ran it through my die cutting machine together, creating this delicate element.

 

 

Layer dies to create new shapes.

 

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Purple Posy cardstock, score at 4 1/4" and fold
  • Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Purple Posy cardstock and emboss with the Subtle embossing folder
  • Die cut a cross, the sentiment, and the detail element piece from Purple Posy cardstock
  • Die cut 3 fronds from Crumb Cake cardstock

Adhere embossed layer to card front, then add detail element to bottom of card front. Color cross with Wink of Stella glitter brush, then wrap a piece of Purple Posy linen ribbon around cross and tack in place with glue dots.  Adhere cross to card front with dimensionals.  Tuck fronds behind cross and adhere in place.  Add sentiment and a linen thread bow to cross.  Embellish with pearls as desired.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by today!

 

 

Wishing you and your family many blessings!

 

 

 

 


3-D Tutorial Blog Hop April 2020

April 3D blog hop card-2

 

 

Welcome to the 3D Bundle Tutorial blog hop!  We hop on the 1st of every month.  

 

Today, we have all created a special project featuring products we used to create a second project which is 3-D.  Then we created a tutorial just for you!  When you place a product order, my thank you to you is this FREE project tutorial featuring all 6 of the 3-D projects!  I have included the host code at the end of this post which you can use with your purchase to be sure you get your thank you!  Here is a peak of this month's 3-D projects!  Thanks for joining us!

 

 

3D tutorial team

 

 

Everyone needs a go-to stamp set, and Witty-cisms is a perfect choice!  With great images and versatile all occasion sentiments, it's a good set to reach for and create with when you want a quick and cute project.

 

 

 

 

Today's project combines simple layering and a pop of color.

 

 

A pop of color and added dimension using Shimmery Crystal Effects.

 

 

 

Details were added with the scalloped edge, made with the Seasonal Layers dies, and some dimension with Shimmery Crystal Effects on the heart.

 

 

 

 

 

To create this project:

  • cut a 4 1/4" x 11" Pool Party card base, and score at 5 1/2"
  • cut a 1 7/8" x 2 3/8" piece of Pool Party cardstock
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of designer paper
  • cut a 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" piece of Smoky Slate cardstock
  • cut a 1 5/8" x 2 1/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock

Use a scallop die to cut the bottom of the designer paper.  Adhere paper to the smoky slate layer, than die cut bottom of the Smoky Slate Layer.  Adhere together.  Wrap with ribbon, and tie with twine.  Adhere to card base.  Stamp image in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Adhere to Smoky Slate layer, then Pool Party layer.  Adhere to card front with dimensional.  Color heart, than add crystal effects.  Let dry.  Stamp inside sentiment in Smoky Slate ink.

 

 

3D Bundle Sneak Peek April 2020

 

I hope you have enjoyed today's project!  Don't forget, you can earn the 3D project tutorial free with a purchase of at least $50 in Stampin' Up! products or by being a part of my team.  You may also email me to purchase the tutorial for $15.

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop March 2020

March 2020 Color Fusers using Parisian Blossoms stamp set, Cherry Blossom dies, and the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder

 

It's color time!  Welcome to the March 2020 Color Fusers Blog Hop.  

 

CF March

 

I love when I am given a color challenge using colors I would never put together on my own - like Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz.  But I love how this project turned out using them together!

 

 

 

The floral blossoms in the Forever Blossoms stamp set worked perfectly to use all the colors well, and I love how the pop of color from the Garden Lane designer paper in Mint Macaron pulls it all together.

 

 

 

The Parisian Flourish embossing folder creates a gorgeous background!

 

This amazing background was created using the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.  I can't stop using it, it's just gorgeous!  You can see last month's project with this embossing folder here, and another with several products from the Parisian Blossoms product suite, which includes this embossing folder and stamp/die set on today's project, here.

 

 

The coloring is quick and easy with a watercolor wash on the flowers and stems, which adds just enough color.  And, although the floral spray looks great straight up,  I love the additional dimension added using the individual blossom and bud stamps and dies included in this set.

 

 

Just enough color and dimension thanks to a great stamp/die bundle and a little watercolor wash!

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and score at 4 1/4"
  • cut a Very Vanilla layer 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" and emboss with Parisian Flourish embossing folder
  • cut a piece of designer paper 3 3/4" x 5" for layering
  • cut a strip of Very Vanilla 3" x 1/2" for the sentiment

Adhere embossed layer to designer paper at an angle, and adhere to card front with dimensional.  Stamp the floral spray, 2 blossoms, and 1 bud in Soft Suede ink.  Color the flowers with Mint Macaron and the stems and leaves with a Pear Pizzaz watercolor wash using an Aqua Painter.  Die cut and adhere to card front.  Stamp sentiment in Soft Suede ink on vanilla Cardstock, and adhere to card front over a ribbon cluster.  Embellish as desired with Mint Macaron rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone collection.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed today's project!  Click on any of the product links below to get supplies to create your project!  And don't forget you can save 10% when you purchase the Forever Blossoms stamp set and coordinating Cherry Blossom dies together!

 

 

Now hop along with the rest of the Color Fusers Team!  Next up is Nicolle Bellesimo, or you may go back to Melissa Kerman.

 

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3D Tutorial Sneak Peek March 2020

 


3-D Tutorial Blog Hop March 2020

This card features the Full of Happiness stamp set.  Get a FREE tutorial featuring a 3-D project using this set!

 

 

Welcome to the 3-D Tutorial Blog Hop!

 

 

3-D Tutorial Team

 

 

We have all created a special project for you today, featuring products we used to create a second project which is 3-D.  Then we created a tutorial just for you!  When you place a product order, my thank you to you is this FREE project tutorial featuring all 6 of the 3-D projects!  I have included the host code at the end of this post which you can use with your purchase to be sure you get your thank you!  Here is a peak of this month's 3-D projects!

 

 

3D Tutorial Sneak Peek for March 2020

 

Today's project uses the Full of Happiness stamp set.  

 

Isn't this chick adorable?

 

The shell is cut from a coordinating die found in the Dino die set.  And the full egg is actually the stripes for the egg in the Full of Happiness stamp set stamped twice, and cut out with an oval die.  It fits perfectly!

 

And check out the vellum background!

 

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I finished it all off with a fun sentiment.  To create it, I stamped it once in green, than a second time in grape, and cut the words apart, mixing and matching, until I got this result.  You can do this with any sentiment stamps to create custom sentiments and greetings!

 

 

To create this card:

  • cut a Purple Posy card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4"
  • cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of So Very Vellum (available March 3rd!)

Adhere vellum to card base.  Stamp strips twice in Highland Heather ink, stamped of once.  Color the stripes with Wink of Stella, than die cut with a matching oval die.  Die cut the cracked egg with die from the Dino die set.  Repeatedly stamp the small flower from Full of Happiness in Blushing Bride ink.  Add Noble Peacock Rhinestones to flower centers.  Stamp chick in Daffodil Delight ink, add Mango Melody beak and Black eyes.  Fussy cut, and adhere behind cracked egg.  Tie pokla dot ribbon around full egg, and arrange eggs on card front.  Stamp sentiment in Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape.  Cut out the words, and arrange as desired on card front.

 

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Host Code March 2020

 

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