Beautiful Bouquet for the NC Demo Blog Hop

Hello!  I'm so glad you have joined the NC Demo Blog Hop.  Today we are sharing our favorite new product in the 2017-2018 annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  It's one of the best catalogs ever!  It's really too difficult to choose one.  I'll be mentioning several items.  To tell the truth, I love it all!

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One of the first stamp sets to catch my eye was the Beautiful Bouquet set and the coordinating framelits Bouquet Bunch.  It's so lovely.  I will admit, that I was a little intimidated when I finally got the bundle.  What to do?  Here's the card I made.

Beautiful Bouquet for the NC Demo Blog Hop

I love how this turned out.  Yes, it looks labor intensive.  It did take a little time, but it's not hard.

  • Berry Burst is a most delicious new In Color.  I love it.  The card base measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Spritz it with a little water and run it through the Big Shot with the brand new 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  That's a mouth full.  It's a must have!  It was on my first order!  This will need to dry.
  • Now you have the stamping and the cutting.  First let me say, that SU has made it so easy.  If you look at the stamps there is a little place on each that bumps out a little.  There is a matching bump on the framelits.  Just match the two and your framelits will line up easy peasy.
  • Use Old Olive for the stems and leaves.  I cut about 7 extra leaves to fill in around the top.  For those I did not cut the whole leaf since most would be hidden, just the ends.
  • The largest flowers are Berry Burst stamped on Berry Burst.
  • The blue flowers are Tempting Turquoise stamped on Tempting Turquoise.  The centers are Dapper Denim.
  • The pink flowers are Blushing Bride on Blushing Bride with a Berry Burst center.
  • The yellow flowers are Daffodil Delight on Daffodil Delight with Peekaboo Peach centers.
  • SU has also introduced a great ribbon for the new In Colors.  Tie a Berry Burst bow with the 1/2 inch Finely Woven Ribbon.  Attach with glue dots.
  • Do you see the great little tag hanging from the ribbon.  It's all part of the stamp set and framelits.  Love it!

Beautiful Bouquet inside

Here's the inside of the card.  It's all part of the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle.  Buy it as a bundle and you get 10% off!  You know you want it all anyway, right?

Beautiful Bouquet and Layered Leaves EF

Just look at all the texture on this card.  It is gorgeous if I do say so myself.  It makes me happy!  It's so exciting to be part of a blog hop featuring new items.  I can't wait to see all of the other projects.  Tracie is next.  She always has great ideas!  I don't know about you, but my wish list keeps getting longer and longer.

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A Daisy Delight Thank You

I know that many of you have been sad that the Daisy Punch has not been orderable.  As of yesterday, the punch and bundle are back in stock!  Of course, the fact that the punch sold out so quickly means that many of you have this punch.  The daisy is the focal point in this card that we made in class earlier this month.Daisy Delight stamp set

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
  • There is an Early Espresso layer measuring 3 3/4 x 5 and a Calypso Coral layer that measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  The Whisper White layer is 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • The thin strip of patterned paper measures 1/2 x 4 7/8.  It's from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.
  • If you want to save a little on paper, cut the circles for the tag from these layers before you adhere them together.  For the Early Espresso punch a 1 1/2 inch circle.  For the Calypso Coral, stamp the sentiment from Label Me Pretty in espresso and punch with the 1 3/8 circle punch.
  • Stamp the daisy on Whisper White card stock two times in Calypso Coral and punch it out with that wonderful Daisy Punch.  Curl the petals with your Bone Folder.  Off set the two flowers and adhere with a dimensional.  Adhere to the card with glue dots.  The center of the flower was stamped in Early Espresso. The solid stamp was stamped off and the detailed stamp full force.  I stamped this on scrap paper, cut it out, and glued it on.  It would be so much easier to just stamp it directly onto the daisy.  I think the effect is about the same.
  • The bee is from Dragonfly Dreams.  Stamp it in espresso, color the stripes with the So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker.  Color the wings with Wink of Stella.  You'll have to fussy cut the dragonfly and then adhere it with dimensionals, too.

Here's the inside of the card.  The daisy was stamped twice directly on the card stock. Off set it.  That's easy to do since the stamps are photopolymer.  The center is stamped directly on the flower just as we did above.  The saying here is also from Label Me Pretty.

Daisy Delight card inside (2)

This makes a great thank you card.  It's a lot of fun to make.  If you don't have the Daisy Punch, hopefully you won't have a long time to wait.

Daisy Delight card

I'm so glad you looked at my card today.  I have a Pinterest board full of my creations. Check it out and follow me here.  I hope to see you again!  Links to my store are below if you need anything!  Thanks.  Don't forget that you can now order the Daisy punch and the Delightful Daisy Bundle!  Life if good!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #463

Good morning!  I'm here again with the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #463.  Today we are using the picture on page 131 of the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 annual catalog.

I chose to follow the layout of the card.  Here's my card.

CCMC#463 Ribbon of Courage

There's so much to love about the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  Since I just got this pack, I decided to use it!

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock.  It measures 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.
  • Cut the herringbone paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  This covers the entire card front.
  • The wood look paper measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Be careful how you cut these.  You want the wood grain in the right direction.
  • The dotted paper is cut at 1 1/4 x 4.
  • My Whisper White paper is 1 1/2 x 3.   Stamp the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage in Garden Green.
  • Cut 3 flowers in Soft Sky and 3 leaves in Garden Green using the Support Ribbon Framelits.  You might have missed the flower and leaf in this set.  Take a look! They are fantastic!  Add two of the flowers and leaves on each side of the sentiment.  The other flower and leaf goes inside.
  • Finish off with a little bling.  Put the Silver Faceted Gems in the center of the flowers and add some rhinestones on near the sentiment.

Support Ribbon Framelits flower and leaf

Here's a close up of the flower and leaf.  Don't you love it.  Very flower child!

CCMC#463 inside

Here's a look at the inside of the card.  The words are from Artistically Asian.  It's stamped in Early Espresso.  I also added an espresso dot in the center of the flower so the card would close flat.  I love how this card turned out.  It does have flowers, but with the colors, it could be a little masculine.

Support ribbon flower card

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A Fancy Birthday Card

Last week, my sister had a birthday.  Since she's my sister, and a card maker, I wanted to try something a little more involved.  She's worth it!  I won the stamp set Oh, So Eclectic at the On Stage Savannah.  I've been itching to get the coordinating thinits, and they finally came!  And, of course, I needed to use the Happy Birthday Thinlits, too.  Here's my card.

Oh  So Eclectic Happy Birthday

I started by coloring a piece of Watercolor Paper with Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Blushing Bride.  I did this using my spritzer to wet my paper first.  Then I used Block C.  Press the block on the lightest color pad and apply to the paper.  Continue with each color, Blushing Bride and then Berry Burst.  It's OK to leave a little white space here and there.  I used this technique on a card I shared earlier here.  Let this dry completely.

  • The card base is Berry Burst measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  I stamped it randomly with the dots from the Oh, So Eclectic set, some in Lemon Lime Twist and some in Berry Burst.
  • Cut the patterned paper from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper using the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelit Dies.
  • Using the Happy Birthday Framelits Die, cut from the dry watercolored paper.   Also cut two more more Thick Whisper White card stock.  Adhere all of these layers with the water color on top.  This thickness gives the Happy Birthday dimension.  But wait!  Take your Versamark pad and press all over the Happy Birthday.  Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and melt it with the Heat Tool. This gives it a beautiful shine!  Adhere to the circle.

Shine on Happy Birthday with clear embossing powder

  • Using the rest of the watercolored paper, cut flowers.  These thinlits have a part that cuts out the outside of the flower.  It also has a more intricate piece that you can place inside.  It's a little like the Special Reason Thinlits from the Occasions catalog that were retired.
  • Add some leaves cut from Lemon Lime card stock.

Happy Birthday  Oh  So Eclectic

For the inside, I used a sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set.

Martha 3

I really should have put a flower on the inside, but I had used up all of my watercolored paper.  Time just didn't allow me to do more.

I love how this card turned out.  It was a lot of fun, but a little labor intensive.  That's what made it so much fun!

Martha's birthday card

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Have a Birthday Beer!

Today, I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my nephew.  I recently bought the stamp set Mixed Drinks for the occasions.  Here's the card.

Mixed Drinks

This is a cute little set.

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • Start by stamping the beer mug randomly over the card in Smoky Slate ink.
  • The washi tape used is from my retired stash.
  • Stamp the mug in Basic Black Memento ink on Whisper White.  I used Crushed Curry to stamp in the beer.  Add the bubbles around the mug in Smoky Slate.  Cut this out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Cut a scalloped frame from Basic Black card stock.  Glue together and mount all of its with dimensionals.
  • The thumbs up image is from a free set with got at the On Stage Savannah called Tabs for Everything.  Stamp in black and punch with the 3/4 inch circle punch.  Use a dimensional to adhere to the card.
  • The sentiment is stamped in black and is from Guy Greetings.  To be truthful I messed it up the first time I stamped it.  That's why it's now on another piece of notched paper.  It's what stampers do, right?

I usually have the insides of the card, but this one got mailed before I photographed it.  I stamped the beer mug inside, but I'm not sure of the sentiment used.  

Mixed Drinks birthday card

My post is short and sweet today.  This card can go together in minutes.  It's even faster if you don't mess up the sentiment the first time!  Thanks for stopping by today. I love that you did!

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