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2024-2026 In Color 6 x 6 DSP and Templates on Page 22

A big hello to you today!  Life is good!  The new 2024 Annual Catalog is live for Stampin' Up!  Do you have a copy?  Did you download the catalog if you don't have a hard copy?  Well, just in case here is the link to download the annual catalog.

Stampin' Up 2024 Catalog Download   Enjoy!

Now look on page 22 down at the bottom.  For those of us who create our own designs, there are 22 templates there for you.  It's not always easy to design a card.  With Pinterest and Facebook around, there are so many designs there for you to CASE (Copy and Share Everything).  Some of us like to design our own.  These templates can help when you need a little boost with the planning.  Designing is not always easy, but I'll tell you a secret.  It gets easier to design with practice.  I stand by that.

Today I have a card for you using the third template.  It has the 3 long rectangles with a circle on the lower right.

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Now this card is very close to the template shared.  Of course you decide is you want a circle of a different shape, a ribbon across or designer paper, or whatever.  Designing makes it all up to you.  Many of you might copy a card and change a little something just because you prefer something different.  You are designing!

The base of this card is Petunia Pop 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The 2024-2026 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is cut into 3 strips measuring 1 1/8 x 5.  I wasn't having the best of days when making this card and I didn't have the space between my strips evenly spaced.  So I ended up cutting around them and starting over.  In the meantime, I felt like some Basic White would add a little relief to the card front.  I cut Basic White strips to 1 1/4 x 5 1/8.  Glue the DSP to the white strips.  Lay these strips on the front of the card and space them.  Once you see what the space should be, glue the 2 outside strips with the space from the sides.  Then glue the center strip evenly spaced between the other two.

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Once this is done, run ribbon around the card.  I used the white from the Petal Pink and Basic White Diagonal Trim Combo Pack.  This ribbon is one sided.  To make both sides look the same, twist one of the ends as you are tying the knot.  I usually put a glue dot under the tie to hold everything secure.

Stamp on a Basic White scrap the saying from Unbounded Love in Petunia Pop.  Cut this out using the Unbounded Love dies.  Buy them together as a bundle and save 10%!  Add the circle with dimensionals.

The flower and leaf are cut using the Country Flowers dies.  The flower is in Petunia Pop and the leaf is in Shy Shamrock.  Add these with glue dots.

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Here's the inside of the card.  Guess what!  I told it wasn't my best day.  I messed up my sentiment.  That's easily fixed.  Stamp the saying on a Basic White scrap.  Cut using the Unbounded Love dies and glue in place.  I added more leaves and a flower as well.

This card is very simple and I think someone would just love to receive it!  Give it a try.  If you don't already have a demonstrator I would love to help you.  Just let me know.

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Here are two more cards designed using template #3.

Card Template #3  Card Sample  Countryside Inn DSP  Everyday Details dies  Country Flowers dies  Seaside Wishes  Balmy Blue  Night of Navy  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Card Template #3  Nature's Sweetness DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Unbounded Beauty  Card  Jo Anne Hewin  Luv 2 Create

There are just a few variations to think about!  Have a wonderful day!

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NC Demo Blog Hop for April 2024 Onine Exclusives

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for April.  Our theme is Online Exclusives.  We post on the last Sunday of every month.  You may have just come from Tina Lesson's blog post.  Tina always has wonderful projects to share with you.  If you are just starting here, please take the entire hop.  You'll be so glad you did!

Online Exclusives

Did you know there are products available that are not in any of our catalogs?  We don't want you to miss them.  Just go to https://www.stampinup.com/ and then to Online Exclusives to see all of the fabulous products there.  Today I'll be using the Encircled in Nature bundle.

 

ENCIRCLED IN NATURE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

 

Here is the card I made for you.

Encircled in Nature Bundle Card  Blends  Nested Essentials dies  Tinsel 3 Pack Gems  Petal Pink and White Diagonal Ribbon Combo Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of the card is Thick Basic White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.  Cut a piece of Basic White 4 x 5 1/4.  Run this layer through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder.  Glue to the front of the card base.

There are two circlular dies that fit one inside the other.  There are little knobs on each die to match up.  Cut these out together from Gray Granite card stock.  This will make a base for the wreath.  Glue to the center of the card.

Cut the other wreath from Basic White.  We will color in this wreath using our blends.  For the flower buds use the Fresh Freesia Blends Combo and for the stems use the Lemon Lime Twist Combo Blends.  Once you have colored the wreath, glue it over the gray wreath.  Just put a few dots of glue around on the flower buds.  Hold the wreath in place for a few moments.

Encircled in Nature Bundle  Blends  Nested Essentials dies  Tinsel 3 Pack Gems  Petal Pink and White Diagonal Ribbon Combo Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Stamp the double flowers stamp on Basic White.  Stamp in Gray Granite ink.  Color these in with Lemon Lime Twist blends, Fresh Freesia blends, and Daffodil Delight Blends Combo.  Cut the flowers out with the Encircled in Nature dies.  Add to the lower right of the wreath with glue dots.  That will give it a little lift without using dimensionals.

Tie a bow with the Petal Pink & White Diagonal Trim Combo Pack.  Add with glue dots.

Stamp the saying in Gray Granite from the Encircled in Nature stamp set.  Cut this out using the Nested Essential dies.  Add this label with glue dots.

Complete the card with the Tinsel Gems 3 Pack.

Encircled in Nature Bundle  Blends  Nested Essentials dies  Tinsel 3 Pack Gems  Petal Pink and White Diagonal Ribbon Combo Pack  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's the inside of the card.  Cut a bit of the flower buds wreath and color.  Glue down.  The saying is from Encircled with Nature.

Encircled in Nature Bundle Card  Blends  Nested Essentials dies  Tinsel 3 Pack Gems  Petal Pink and White Diagonal Ribbon Combo Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks so much for taking a look at my card.  Next up on the hop is Toni Campana.  There's always a treat waiting for you there!  Again, we would love for you to take the entire hop!  NC has very talented stampers!

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Thoughtful Journey, Perennial Postage Dies, and Thoughtful Journey DSP

I won the Thoughtful Wishes bundle from my upline Patty Bennett.  In return I had to make 6 different samples using the bundle and add them to our team Facebook group.  That's right up my alley!  So, I thank Patty.  I've been sharing these cards on my blog as well.  You can see them all if you scroll down through my posts, or I'll link them at the end of this post.  So here is the card for today.  It's my favorite!  

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Perennial Postage dies  Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 DSP  Basic Rhinestone Jewels  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I'll explain how I made this card.  It worked so well, but let me tell you it was all by accident.  The base is Night of Navy 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.

I'm going to show you the sheet of paper I used from the Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  I'm not sure how to do this because of course this paper is copyrighted by Stampin' Up!  I have my watermark on the picture, so please be aware that this is Stampin' Up! designer paper.

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Painted Texture EF  2024-2026 STampin' Write Markers  Countryside Corners dies  2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots  Linen Thread  DSP copyright at Stampin' Up!  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

With this paper, cut 2 1/8 inches from the top.  Now cut again from the new top at 2 1/8 inches.  With this center piece, begin at the right and cut at 1 3/8.  Do this three times.  You'll have 3 pieces from the tree section that are 1 3/8 x 2 1/8.  Try to keep these in order of how they will be on the designer paper.

Use the Perennial Postage dies and cut three postage stamps from Night of Navy CS.  Find the 4 rectangles that are together and use the second largest one.

Glue the designer paper pieces to each navy card stock postage stamp shape.  Again, keep these pieces in order.

Take the top 2 1/8 inch paper from the designer paper.  Add this to a piece of Night of Navy That is 2 3/8 by 5 1/2.  Trim away the extra DSP fromt the end.  Use the measurements on your Grid Paper to add this panel to the center of the card front and to make sure that it is straight.

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Perennial Postage dies  Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 DSP  Basic Rhinestone Jewels  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Cut the largest die from Thoughtful Wishes from Fresh Freesia card stock.  Cut the shape in half.  You might need to trim away here and there if the shape is sticking out in a weird place.  Glue the end pieces over the  large panel you just added.  Glue the ends of the fancy shape over each panel.  To glue, I add a glob of glue on a scrap piece of paper.  Take a wedge of sponge, dip into the glue and dob it on the shape.  Try not to move it or you'll get glue on the front.  Add the middle section with dimensionals.  Here's where you snip away any stray pieces!  I love how this looks so much!

You have the bottom section of designer paper left.  Cut this strip in half at 7/8 inches.  One piece goes at the top and one piece at the top butted up next to the panel glued to the center.  Now in a perfect world these two pieces would end up being the same amount from the top and bottom of the card base.   I admit that I had to trim one of them just a tiny bit.  Trim all edges even with the card base.

Stamp the saying from Thoughtful Wishes in Night of Navy on a white scrap.  Cut out the saying with one of the Perennial Postage dies.  Add the saying with glue on the left and a dimensional on the right.  Now it is opposite when you turn the saying over to add your adhesive.

Embellish with Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

 

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Perennial Postage dies  Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 DSP  Basic Rhinestone Jewels  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is the inside of the card.  On the left is a piece of the Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper left over from another card.  The colors worked here too.  Add the large fancy cut out in Night of Navy with glue.  They saying is from Thoughtful Wishes.

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Perennial Postage dies  Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 DSP  Basic Rhinestone Jewels  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I hope that all makes sense.  I did use almost all of my paper!

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Thanks so much for spending time with me today.  I hope you enjoyed it!  I love the Thoughtful Journey designer paper being framed with the Radiating Stitches dies.  Give it a try!

I can't link these products yet since they aren't available to everyone yet.  So I'll list them.  Put them on your shopping list.

Thoughtful Journey Suite Collection, #163320, $86.75

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle, #163314, $55.75

Thoughtful Wishes stamp set, #163305, #25

Thoughtful Wishes dies, #163313, $37

Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 DSP, #163303, $12.50

So if you would like to check out all the other cards I have shared using the Thoughtful Wishes bundle and the Thoughtful Journey Suite Collection go here, and here, and here, and here, and here.  Thanks to all of you.  Please let me know what you think!!!

 

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Thoughtful Wishes with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder

I'm back with yet another card using the Thoughtful Wishes bundle from pages 46-47 of the new annual catalog.  I just can't stop using the Thoughtful Wishes stamp set and dies.

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Painted Texture EF  2024-2026 STampin' Write Markers  Countryside Corners dies  2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots  Linen Thread  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Petunia Pop 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.  

Begin with a sheet of Basic White that is 4 x 5 1/4.  In fact, just go ahead and cut 2 of these because you'll need one for the inside of the card.

Use the stamp from Thoughtful Wishes that has 5 flowers and stems.  Color directly on the red rubber of the stamp with the big end of the Shy Shamrock and Petunia Pop Stampin' Write Markers.  Color with the side of the big tip.  When done huff or breathe on the stamp to add a little moisture just in case the ink dried a little.  Do this on the right and on the left bottom of the white card stock.  Use the 2024-2026 In Colors Stampin' Write Markers.

Now that this stamping is done.  Run the card stock through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder.

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Painted Texture EF  2024-2026 STampin' Write Markers  Countryside Corners dies  2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots  Linen Thread  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Cut a piece of Basic White that is 1 3/4 x 4.  Color the stamp as above and stamp in the center and a little toward the top of this paper.  Glue this paper to a piece of Petunia Pop measuring 1 7/8 x 4 1/8.  Glue this piece to the card front center and even with the flowers already stamped.

Stamp the saying from Thoughtful Wishes in Shy Shamrock on a piece of white scrap.  Cut this out using the Countryside Corners dies.  Cut the same die out again from Shy Shamrock card stock.  Cut this in half and glue to each end of the white label extending the color out on each end.  Add this saying with dimensionals centered across the bottom of the focal piece.

Add a bow of Linen Thread just above the saying.

Complete with some of the Shy Shamrock dots from the 2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots.

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Painted Texture EF  2024-2026 STampin' Write Markers  Countryside Corners dies  2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots  Linen Thread  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is the way I finished the inside of the card.

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Painted Texture EF  2024-2026 STampin' Write Markers  Countryside Corners dies  2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots  Linen Thread  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Thanks so much for spending time with me today.  I hope you enjoyed it!  I love the Thoughtful Journey designer paper being framed with the Radiating Stitches dies.  Give it a try!

I can't link these products yet since they aren't available to everyone yet.  So I'll list them.  Put them on your shopping list.

Thoughtful Journey Suite Collection, #163320, $86.75

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle, #163314, $55.75

Thoughtful Wishes stamp set, #163305, #25

Thoughtful Wishes dies, #163313, $37

2024-2026 In Color Stampin' Write Markers, #163829, $17.50

2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots, #163389, $8

Petunia Pop CS, #163801, $11.50

Petunia Pop Pad, #163811, $9

Shy Shamrock CS, #163795, $11.50

Shy Shamrock Pad, #163808, $9

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle Card  Painted Texture EF  2024-2026 STampin' Write Markers  Countryside Corners dies  2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots  Linen Thread  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks for joining me today!  I have one more Thoughtful Wishes card to share with you next time!

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Thoughtful Wishes with the Radiating Stitches Dies

I'm back with another beautiful card using the Thoughtful Wishes bundle.  It's found on pages 46 and 47 in the new catalog!

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle Card  Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 DSP  Radiating Stitches dies  Basic Rhinestone Jewels  2024-2026 In Color Stampin' Write Markers  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For this card, I'm using the Radiating Stitches dies.  They are found in the Online Exclusives of the online store.  My card base is Blackberry Bliss 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded at 4 1/4.

Add a piece of the Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper that is cut to 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 to the center of the card.  Make sure you pick a piece with Blackberry Bliss in it.

Now take a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock that is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Use the largest die and place the second largest die inside.  You need both dies to cut the frame.  Add the frame to the card front with Foam Adhesive Sheets.  Cut strips about 1/2 inch wide.  The frame will hide the edges of the designer paper.

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 DSP  Radiating Stitches dies  Basic Rhinestone Jewels  2024-2026 In Color Stampin' Write Markers  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

We'll be using the stamp from Thoughtful Wishes with a single stem and multiple leaves and flowers.  Use  a Blackberry Bliss and an Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker to color directly on the red rubber of the stamp.  Color with the side of the large end of the marker and color well.  Huff on the stamp to add moisture in case the stamp has dried a little.  Stamp on Basic White.  Repeat again and then again only with the top part of the stamp.  Cut these out with the Thoughtful Wishes dies.  Add these stems just inside the frame with dimensionals.  There will be a little overflow on the sides.  Use a glue dot to secure.

Stamp the word thanks in Blackberry Bliss on a white scrap.  Fussy cut around the word.  Add with glue dots.

Complete with Basic Rhinestone Jewels.  Tie a knot witht the white ribbon from the Petal Pink & Basic White Diagonal Stripe Trim Combo Pack.

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 DSP  Radiating Stitches dies  Basic Rhinestone Jewels  2024-2026 In Color Stampin' Write Markers  Inside of Card   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside stamp the stem as for the front.  The saying is from Thoughtful Wishes.

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 DSP  Radiating Stitches dies  Basic Rhinestone Jewels  2024-2026 In Color Stampin' Write Markers  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Thanks so much for spending time with me today.  I hope you enjoyed it!  I love the Thoughtful Journey designer paper being framed with the Radiating Stitches dies.  Give it a try!

I can't link these products yet since they aren't available to everyone yet.  So I'll list them.  Put them on your shopping list.

Thoughtful Journey Suite Collection, #163320, $86.75

Thoughtful Wishes Bundle, #163314, $55.75

Thoughtful Wishes stamp set, #163305, #25

Thoughtful Wishes dies, #163313, $37

Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, #163303, $12.50

Petal Pink & Basic White Diagonal Trim Combo Pack, #163417, $10.

 

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