Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for February. We are all about plants today. About this time we are all beginning the think that maybe possibly spring could be coming. We want to think spring and plants whether it's close or not. Apparently Phil saw his shadow even though it was snowing big time. Six more weeks of winter. But I digress. Plants.
My absolute favorite plants thing right now in the Stampin' Up! world is the Pierced Blooms dies. These dies have such beautiful stitching on the flowers and leaves. Here is my card for today.
The base is Bumblebee cut to 4 1/2 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2. Cut an additional layer of Bumblebee 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. Run this through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Glue to the card front.
Run some Linen Thread around the card 2 times and tape in the center of the front.
Use the Layering Squares dies 3rd largest scallop to cut a square of Shaded Spruce. The Stitched Shapes dies 2nd largest square is used to cut a square from the bumblebee dotted paper from the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.
The Pierced Blooms dies are used for the flowers. Colors used are Shaded Spruce and Just Jade for the leaves and Basic White for the blooms. Lay the blooms on a foam mat and press down in the center. I used the wrong end of a retired paper piercer. This gives some dimension to the flowers. Glue.
Add a Linen Thread bow with a rolled up glue dot.
I'm most excited about my sampler using the dies and the Flower & Field designer paper. Here goes! This is a picture without the frame. Glare, you know.
The frame is from Ikea. It is 9 x 9. I must admit I haven't been to Ikea in a long time. I guess they still sell these but I don't know. I used the backing from one of our specialty papers and cut to 9 x 9. The background paper is from the Flower & Field paper cut the same.
The scalloped squares are the same size as the card. The colors used are So Saffron, Shaded Spruce, and Cherry Cobbler. The Stitched Square is the same size as on the card. Various patterns from Flower & Field were used. Scalloped squares were added to the background with dimensionals after all were completed. The squares were added to the scalloped squares with dimensionals. All of the decor for the squares are cut with the Pierced Dies. Use lots of dimensionals. Use your Bone Folder and a foam mat to add dimension to the flowers and leaves.
Colors used for the flowers and leaves are Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, Bumblebee, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, and So Saffron.
Pearl Basic Jewels were used to embellish.
To adhere I used a straight edge to measure from the diagonals and marked to find the center of the background. I lined the background up with my grid paper to help get everything straight.
Here is a close up of each square. The first is pretty much the same as the card.
This project was so much fun to make.
So here it is in the frame. Glare.
Thanks so much for joining me today. Don't forget to visit everyone! Maybe you can help push spring a little closer!
If you need a demonstrator, I would be so happy to help you. Check out this offer for a free class with a $50 order.
Free class with a $50 order using Host Code. See below.
Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK. Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150. You would earn your own rewards. This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes. The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle. In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50. Just add one more item! Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.
You will get
A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions. Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.
Four Note Cards & Envelopes
Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.
PDF and link to a video.
IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies. Please email me at email@example.com. I'm new to the shipping thing. I think $2 should cover that.
Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17. There will be a drawing!