Occasions 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.

 

 

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Wishing you and your family many blessings!

 

 

 

 


Swooning over Purple Polka Dots

Creating with the Peaceful Poppies product suite.

 

Hello everyone!

 

I had the opportunity to enjoy some fun crafting time with my friend Kurstan last week while I was in California for my Spring Luau Weekend Retreat, which we co-hosted.  It is alwasy sooo fun to create with fellow demonstrators.  I chose to work with the Painted Poppies stamp set from the Peaceful Poppies product suite, in preparation for my upcoming February class-to-go, and this card came together so easily. 

 

I LOVE it!

 

 

The Peaceful Moments bundle pairs perfectly!

 

Maybe it's the colors, or the simplicity of the big flowers.  I'm not sure, but...it's a favorite!

 

The Peaceful Poppies product suite is a large grouping of products from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.  It consists of 2 stamp and die bundles, which are interchangeable, plus designer paper, ribbon, embellishments and cool paper elements.  I used this product suite on my last project here as well.

 

Today's card brings in the gorgeous Peaceful Poppies designer paper, and this Blackberry Bliss polka dot print is my favorite!

 

 

Beautiful Blackberry Bliss Polka Dot paper is my favorite!

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Color Fusers Blog Hop February 2020

Color Fusers February Color Challenge

 

Hello!  And welcome to the Color Fusers blog hop!

 

 

Color Fusers February 2020 color challenge

 

Today's project uses a variety of products from the Occasions catalog. But the real star is this gorgeous Parisian Flourish Embossing folder. Isn't it beautiful?

 

  
Beautiful Parisian Flourish embossing folder
 

 

 

I paired it with poppies die cut from the outline dies in the Poppy Moments die set.  This heartfelt sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  I love these fonts.  And the sentiments are versatile, and cover just about everything.  

 

 

 

The dies and stamp set are from the Peaceful Poppies product suite, which includes 2 stamp and die bundles.  The images, dies, and sentiments are all interchangeable, and allow for endless possibilities in creating your projects.  

 

 

 

 

To create this project:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Blushing Bride card base, scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" Early Espresso cardstock layer
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" Blushing Bride cardstock layer, embossed with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder

Layer the embossed layer offset over the Early Espresso layer, and adhere to card front.  Die cut the poppy outline flowers from Sahara Sand cardstock.  Die cut the floral centers from Early Espresso cardstock, and adhere to flowers.  Stamp label background splatter in Blushing Bride ink, and sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.   Die cut with the label die from the Painted Poppies die set.  Die cut a second label from Early Espresso cardstock, cut in half, and layer behind the sentiment.  Adhere sentiment to card front.  Embellish with a ribbon bow and sequins from the Peaceful Poppies sequins collection.

 

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3-D Tutorial Blog Hop

Feb 3D tut hop card-2

 

Welcome back to the 3-D tutorial blog hop.  I am happy you are joining us again today!

 

One of my favorite designer papers in the Occasions catalog is from the From My Heart collection.  And although this was part of our Valentine line, it is versatile enough to use year round.  I wanted to use this favorite piece to create some non-Valentine projects, so today's post features an adorable thank you card, which coordinates with the 3-D birthday project featured in this month's tutorial.

 

 

 

Sometimes we find ourselves needing a quick card, and this one certainly fits the bill.  It's all about the paper.  This designer paper is amazing!  It's gorgeous, shiny, and red -- my favorite color!  Beautiful paper does all the work for you,.

 

From My Heart designer paper is gorgeous!

 

To create this project:

  • cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, and score at 4 1/4"
  • cut piece of Whisper White cardstck 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • cut a piece of designer paper 2 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Adhere designer paper along bottom edge of Whisper White layer.  Stamp sentiment in Memento Black ink above designer paper.  Stamp bugs, and color with blends.  Add gems as desired.  Tie a bow in Real Red ribbon around white layer, along top edge of designer paper, and adhere to card front.  Stamp sentiment inside if desired.

 

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