Delicate Dahlias -- Be Who You Were Born To Be

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As promised, I'm back with another idea for the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  I also added a stamp image from the In Your Words Sale-A-Bration Host stamp set. 

So this is how you earn these stamp sets.  For the Delicate Dahlias, you need to order $100 USD in Stampin' Up! merchandise and select the Delicate Dahlias stamp set as your FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  For the In Your Words stamp set, you will need to Host a workshop (in person or virtual) with merchandise sales of $300 USD OR place an order for $300 USD of merchandise.  If you place the order of $300 USD in merchandise, you will be making a serious dent in your Wish List for the Annual Catalog and the July - December Mini Catalog, AND you will earn 6 Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items or 3 Level 2 Sale-A-Bration items (which includes the Delicate Dahlias stamp set) or a combination of the two AND you will qualify for Host Dollars to select more FREE stuff.  It's a heck of a deal!  OK, enough with the selling.  On to the creating.

I make calendars for friends and family every year -- somewhere between 25 and 30 calendars.  To make this efficient, I pick a stamp set that has large and small images that can lend itself to multiple complementary colors.  I looked at the Delicate Dahlias stamp set and thought that it might be a great candidate for this year's calendars.

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To make the calendar base, cut a sheet of Basic White cardstock to the following sizes:  4" x 7", 3" x 6", and 2" x 5".  Layer the three pieces centered one on top of the other with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on the top.  I use a small amount of repositionable adhesive between the layers to hold the layers in place while stamping.

The detailed dahlia stamp image was stamped at the lower left corner, lower right corner, and upper center of the cardstock layers using Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, and Balmy Blue inks; cleaning the stamp between each stamping.  The dahlia outline image was stamped over the detailed dahlia image using Poppy Parade ink for the Flirty Flamingo flower, Crushed Curry ink for the Daffodil Delight flower, and Pacific Point ink for the Balmy Blue flower; cleaning the stamp between each stamping. 

Randomly stamp the small detailed flower among the dahlias focusing on the outside edges of the cardstock layers using the following ink colors and cleaning the stamp between each color:  Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, and Pumpkin Pie.  I stamped each color three times and sometimes one (or more) of those three flowers is stamped off the edge of the cardstock.  Stamp the small outline flower over the detailed flowers using Blackberry Bliss for the Rich Razzleberry flower, Bermuda Bay for the Coastal Cabana flower, and Cajun Craze for the Pumpkin Pie flower.

It's important to press firmly on the stamp images and use a Stampin' Pierce Mat under the cardstock to obtain the best results.  Note that there may be some areas that do not stamp alongside the edges of the middle and top layers of the Basic White cardstock.  Don't worry about this as these areas will be covered with the next step. 

Cut a sheet of Pacific Point cardstock to the following sizes:  4-1/4" x 7", 3-1/4" x 6-1/4", 2-1/4" x 5-1/4", and 2-1/2" x 3-1/4".  Carefully take the stamped Basic White layers apart and mat each piece with it's corresponding piece of Pacific Point cardstock.  (Set aside the remaining piece of Pacific Point cardstock for the calendar.)  Now adhere the middle layer at the center of the large layer and the small layer at the center of the middle layer.  Just be sure to match the stamped images along the edges of one layer to the next.  

Apply Tear & Tape adhesive to the cardboard backing of the Tear Away calendar.  Adhere the Tear Away calendar at the center of the remaining piece of Pacific Point cardstock.  Apply Tear & Tape adhesive at the back of the Pacific Point cardstock matting the Tear Away calendar and adhere the calendar with the right edge of the calendar mat 3/16" from the right edge of the Pacific Point cardstock that mats the center layer and the calendar/mat centered vertically over the center layer.  

Using Pacific Point ink, stamp "Be Who You Were Born To Be", from the In Your Words Sale-A-Bration Host stamp set, on a piece of Basic White cardstock and mat with a slightly larger piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and then with a slightly larger mat of Pacific Point cardstock.  Adhere the sentiment to the left of the calendar using Stampin' Dimensionals with the left edge of the Pacific Point mat of the sentiment 5/16" from the left edge of the Pacific Point mat of the center section and the bottom edge of the Pacific Point mat of the sentiment 1/2" above the bottom edge of the Pacific Point mat of the center section.

Place the calendar in the case and close the lid to protect the calendar for wrapping and/or transportation.  To display the calendar, just flip the lid of the case down and to the back to create a base.

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Keep this project in mind when you are planning your gift list for the holidays.  They are so quick and easy to make.

Stampin' Up! used to sell the case for the calendars years ago but when they discontinued the item, I found them with another company.  You can find the calendar case I used for this project here.  Stampin' Up! used to sell a couple of different kinds of repositionable adhesive over the years and discontinued them.  The repositionable adhesive that I use can be found here.  A whole lot of different companies sell the tear-off calendars, but I really like the quality and price point of the ones that I use.  You can find the tear-off calendars I used for this project here

When I finished stamping the Basic White layers with all the colors of flowers, I couldn't decide what color to use for the mats.  So I decided to go with the contrasting color for the dahlias:  Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, and Poppy Parade.  You've seen the Pacific Point cardstock mat.  Here's the Crushed Curry cardstock mat.

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And here's the Poppy Parade cardstock mat.

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I didn't realize that the cardstock mat would make such a dramatic difference!  Which one do you like best?

Robertssiggy

Project Measurements

Basic White:  4" x 7", 3" x 6", 2" x 5", 1-1/16" x 1-3/16"; Pacific Point (or Crushed Curry or Poppy Parade):  4-1/4" x 7-1/4", 3-1/4" x 6-1/4", 2-1/4" x 5-1/4", 2-1/2" x 3-1/4", 1-1/4" x 1-7/16"; Balmy Blue (or Daffodil Delight or Flirty Flamingo):  1-1/8" x 1-5/16"

Supplies I used to make this project

Stamps:  Delicate Dahlias, In Your Words; Inks:  Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Basic White, Balmy Blue (or Daffodil Delight or Flirty Flamingo), Pacific Point (or Crushed Curry or Poppy Parade); Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Tear & Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals; Non-Stampin' Up!Tear-off Calendars, Calendar Case, Repositionable Adhesive


Delicate Dahlias -- Thank You Kindly

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Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  I've shown you a couple of the beautiful paper packs, but I haven't shared any of the great stamp sets.  Today's post focuses on the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  You can earn this beautiful stamp set with a purchase of $100 USD in Stampin' Up! merchandise.  The detail in these stamp images is just amazing!

Since I used a Fall theme for my last blog post for the Stamp Review Crew, I thought I would continue the theme with this card--choosing colors that evoke a Fall feel.

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This card begins with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A dot of Bumblebee reinker was placed in the lid of the Bumblebee stamp pad and diluted with water.  The bristles of a toothbrush were lightly tapped into the diluted reinker and then flicked over the cardstock panel by lightly rubbing my thumb across the bristles.  This process was repeated with Cinnamon Cider ink.  I kept the toothbrush about 10 inches above the panel to keep the droplets small.  The closer you get to the panel and the wetter the toothbrush bristles, the larger the drops of color will be.  The panel was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and adhered at the center of a slightly larger mat of Bumblebee cardstock.  A piece of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow near the left side of the panels.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the Very Vanilla panel.

Now it's time to make a bunch of flowers and leaves.  All the flowers and leaves were stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.

  • Bumblebee ink for the large detailed dahlia image with Cinnamon Cider ink for the corresponding outline image
  • Old Olive ink for the large three leaf detailed image with Mossy Meadow ink for the corresponding outline image.  Four of the leaf images were used for the card front
  • Flirty Flamingo ink for the small detailed flower image with Poppy Parade ink for the corresponding outline image.  Two of these images were used--one for the card front and one for the inside sentiment area of the card
  • Rich Razzleberry ink for the small detailed flower image with Blackberry Bliss ink for the corresponding outline image
  • Pumpkin Pie ink for the small detailed flower image with Cajun Craze ink for the corresponding outline image

The leaves were adhered to the Very Vanilla panel:  one at the upper left corner, one to the right of the first set of leaves, and one below the first set of leaves.  The Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider dahlia was adhered at the center of the leaves using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade small flower was adhered to the Very Vanilla panel below the Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider flower to the right of the leaves.  Note that part of the flower might be under the ribbon.  The fourth set of leaves was adhered to the right of the Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade flower with the stem slightly under the Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider flower.  The Rich Razzleberry/Blackberry Bliss small flower was adhered over the leaves to the right of the Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade flower and slightly overlapping the outside petals of the Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider flower using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Pumpkin Pie/Cajun Craze small flower was adhered near the upper right corner of the panel using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The "Thank You Kindly" greeting was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Cinnamon Cider ink.  The Very Vanilla cardstock was die cut with the 1-3/8" straight edge circle die from the Layering Circles dies and matted with a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock die cut with the 1-1/2" scallop circle die.  The greeting circle was adhered to the Very Vanilla panel using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right side of the circles 1/4" from the right side of the Very Vanilla panel and the bottom edge of the circles 7/16" above the bottom edge of the Very Vanilla panel.

Three small, gold Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots were adhered to the card front to create a visual triangle for the greeting.

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The small flowers and small leaves were stamped at the upper right corner of the Very Vanilla cardstock panel.  

  • Rich Razzleberry ink for the small detailed flower image with Blackberry Bliss ink for the corresponding outline image.  The top edge of the flower is 1/2" below the top edge of the panel and flush with the right side of the panel
  • Pumpkin Pie ink for the small detailed flower image with Cajun Craze ink for the corresponding outline image.  The top edge of the flower is flush with the top edge of the panel and the right edge of the flower is 1" from the right edge of the panel
  • The small leaves were stamped along the edge of the flowers with Old Olive for the detailed small leaf image and Mossy Meadow for the corresponding outline image
  • The cut out Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade small flower was adhered at the upper right corner of the panel

The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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The Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider dahlia was stamped at the upper left corner and at the lower right corner of the envelope flap of the Medium Very Vanilla envelope.  Place a piece of scrap paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the stamping confined to the envelope flap.

The fussy cutting for the flowers adds a little time to the construction of this card, but I think it was well worth the time.  I'll be back soon with another idea for using the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration stamp set.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Bumblebee:  4" x 5-1/4"; Cinnamon Cider:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 2" x 2"; Very Vanilla:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 2" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon:  15"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Delicate Dahlias; Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee (and reinker), Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider (and reinker), Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots; Tools:  Layering Circles dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Toothbrush


Stamp Review Crew -- Beauty of Friendship

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Beauty of Friendship stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first, third, and (sometimes the fifth) Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for today's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from from Mike's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Lou's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I've been seeing a lot of cards with a Fall theme but it's hard for me to get into the Fall spirit.  Here in my part of Florida we have one season -- Summer.  However, there are degrees of Summer that correspond to the rest of the seasons--it's just that they are so subtle and happen so fast that if you aren't paying attention you'd never know that they happened.  To see Spring, Fall, and Winter, people in Florida who live south of St. Augustine really need to travel north for the experience.  These days, traveling isn't much of a option; so I guess if I want a glimpse of Fall, I need to make it.

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The Beauty of Friendship stamp set is part of the Beauty of the Earth Product Suite.  This card uses all of the elements of the Beauty of the Earth product suite:  Beauty of Friendship stamp set, Beautiful Trees dies, Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.  

This card begins with a card base of Mossy Meadow cardstock.  The card front was embossed with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.  A strip of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow leaves was adhered across the card front with the right and left edges of the paper strip flush with the right and left edges of the card front and the bottom edge of the paper strip 1" above the bottom edge of the card front.

The small tree die was used to die cut a piece of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with a Soft Suede tree trunk pattern four times.  Three of the trees were inserted between a piece of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with Mossy Meadow and Old Olive that resembles grass that was torn into three strips and adhered along the bottom edge of a panel of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with Misty Moonlight and Basic White that resembles the sky.  The tree pieces and torn strips were adhered to the panel using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Note that the left tree was adhered behind the torn strip closest to the panel, the middle tree was adhered behind the torn strip in the middle, and the right tree was adhered behind the torn strip at the front.  The panel was die cut with the 3-1/2" x 4-7/8" Rectangle Stitched die.  

Three pieces of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with a mottled color blend of Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, and Old Olive was die cut with the tree leaves die.  Each of the die cut tree leaves was then die cut two times with the small tree top die.  Collect all the little tree leaf pieces that are left over from the tree leaf die cuts.  Adhere two of the tree top die cuts per tree on the panel placing one to the left and one to the right to cover the branches of the tree die.  Teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive were used to adhere the tree top dies.  Adhere some of the tiny leftover pieces from the tree leaf dies around the bottom of the two forward trees using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

The "Thinking of you" greeting was stamped on a strip of Basic White cardstock using Night of Navy ink.  The greeting was die cut with the narrow rectangle die from the Beautiful Trees dies and matted with a slightly larger mat of Night of Navy cardstock.  The greeting was adhered to the panel with the right edge of the greeting flush with the right edge of the panel and the bottom edge of the greeting 11/16" above the bottom edge of the panel.  The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Night of Navy cardstock and then with a slightly larger mat of Cajun Craze cardstock.  The panels were adhered to the card front with the right edge of the Cajun Craze panel 1/8" from the right edge of the card front and the bottom edge of the Cajun Craze panel 1/8" above the bottom edge of the card front.

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A narrow strip of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow leaves was adhered across a Basic White panel with the right and left edges of the paper strip flush with the right and left edges of the panel and the bottom edge of the paper strip 3/8" above the bottom edge of the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The fourth tree die was adhered along the left side of the panel with the bottom of the tree trunk 1/16" from the bottom of the panel and left side of the tree trunk 3/4" from the left side of the panel.  Adhere large leftover pieces from the tree leaf dies over the branches of the tree trunk using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

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A piece of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow leaves was adhered to the envelope flap of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

I hope you've been inspired by this Fall-themed project made using the Beauty of Friendship stamp set and the Beauty of the Earth Product Suite.  Use the NEXT button below to move onto the next stop in the hop to see Lou's amazing project.  (OR if you are traveling backwards through the hop, then click on the PREVIOUS button to see Mike's beautiful project.)

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Here are a couple of other projects I've made using elements of the Beauty of the Earth product Suite.  Click on the photo to go to the blog post for more information.

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Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic White:  5/8" x 2-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Cajun Craze:  3-5/8" x 5"; Mossy Meadow:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Night of Navy:  3-1/2" x 4-7/8"; Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper:  3-1/2" x 6"; 3 @ 3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 2" x 5", 3-1/2" x 5", 1-1/4" x 5-1/2", 5/8" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Beauty of Friendship; Inks:  Night of Navy; Cardstock:  Basic White, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy; Designer Series Paper:  Beauty of the Earth; Tools:  Beautiful Trees dies, Bark 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


Holly Jolly Wishes -- 'Tis The Season To Be Jolly

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As promised, today's post features another idea for using the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set with the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks.  The Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper is also used for the Buffalo check and fun Deer accent.  You can earn this great pack of Designer Series Paper with a merchandise purchase of $50 USD while supplies last or prior to the end of September, whichever comes first.  I just love that the deer that you see on the card front was punched from one of the fun prints contained in the Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Deer Builder punch.  

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Matte Finish (white) Embossing Paste was applied over the diamond dot pattern mask from the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks.  To do this, center the Garden Green cardstock panel at the center of the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Place the mask over the cardstock and anchor in place with repositionable tape or Washi tape.  Pick up some embossing paste with the palette knife and close the embossing paste jar.  Working quickly, use the palette knife to spread the embossing paste evenly over the cardstock.  Immediately remove the mask and wash off the excess embossing paste from the mask, palette knife, and silicone craft sheet with clear water.  Set the panel aside to dry -- it takes about 30 minutes.

Mat the embossed panel with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock and adhere at the center of the Cherry Cobbler card front.  Adhere a strip of Buffalo Check paper with a slightly larger mat of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The right and left ends of the strip are flush with the right and left ends of the mat.  Adhere the strips along the center of a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock.  The right and left ends of the strips are flush with the right and left ends of the Basic Black cardstock.  Adhere the strips across the embossed panel with the bottom edge of the Basic Black mat 1-3/8" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel and the right and left ends of the strips flush with the right and left sides of the embossed panel.

Die cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the 2-7/8" straight edge die from the Layering Circles dies and mat with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock die cut with the 3-1/16" scallop circle die.  Adhere a Wonderful Snowflake at the center of the Basic Black circle and adhere the circles to the card front with the bottom edge of the scallop circle 1-1/16" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel and the right edge of the scallop circle 1/8" from the right edge of the embossed panel.  Stampin' Dimensionals were used for the part of the circles above the horizontal strips and Stampin' Seal for the part of the circles on top of the horizontal strips.

The " 'Tis The Season To Be Jolly" greeting was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut with the 1-5/8" straight edge circle die and matted with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock die cut with the 1-3/4" scallop circle die.  The greeting circles were adhered at the lower right corner of the larger circles using Stampin' Seal for the part of the circles on top of the larger circles and a Stampin' Dimensional for the part of the circles over the embossed panel.  The bottom edge of the greeting circles is 1-5/16" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel and the right edge of the greeting circles is 1/16" from the right edge of the horizontal strips.

As mentioned above, one of the prints in the Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper contains Buffalo Check deer on a Basic White background with scattered Basic Black snowflakes.  The Deer Builder punch was used to punch one of the deer from the printed paper.  The Deer Builder punch was also used to punch a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  The paper deer was adhered to the Basic Black deer using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The deer was adhered near the upper left of the Basic Black/Cherry Cobbler/Snowflake circle using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Three small Cherry Cobbler rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the embossed panel to create a visual triangle around the circles.

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A strip of Garden Green Buffalo Check tree print was adhered near the bottom edge of a panel of Basic White cardstock with the bottom edge of the strip 3/16" above the bottom edge of the panel and the right and left edges of the strip flush with the right and left edges of the panel.

The Deer Builder punch was used to punch the deer from the Buffalo Check print paper from the Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper and adhered near the lower left corner of the panel with the outer edge of the left leg 3/8" from the left edge of the panel and the lowest hoof 1/4" above the bottom edge of the panel.

The "Fa la la la la La La La La" sentiment was stamped to the right of the deer using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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A piece of the Buffalo Check deer on Basic White background with scattered Basic Black snowflakes was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

Please come back to visit to see posts featuring cards for the G'day Fri'Yay Challenge (Friday, September 3) and Stamp Review Crew featuring the Beauty of Friendship stamp set (Monday, September 6).

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  4" x 5-1/4", 2" x 3", 1" x 3-7/8", 3" x 3"; Basic White:  2" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Cherry Cobbler:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 2" x 2", 3/4" x 3-7/8"; Garden Green:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration):  2 @ 2" x 3", 5/8" x 3-7/8", 7/8" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Wishes; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Wonderful Snowflakes, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Tools:  Adorning Designs Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Silicone Craft Sheet, Deer Builder punch, Layering Circle dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Repositionable Tape or Washi Tape


G'day Fri'yay' Challenge -- Hello Spring

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Hi Everyone!

Today's post is a card designed for the G'day Fri'yay' Card Making Challenge.  These card challenges happen every couple of weeks and originates with a group of very talented Aussie Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  I was honored to be asked to join them.  The posts for this challenge are supposed to go live at 8 pm AEST on the Thursday evening prior to the challenge date.  Because of the time difference between Eastern Standard Time in the USA and Eastern Standard Time in Australia, my post needs to go live at 6 am on the Thursday prior to the challenge date.  Thank goodness for Google and the time calculator or I never would have been able to figure it out.

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It's currently Winter in Australia and they are looking forward to a warmer change in the weather; so the theme for the today's challenge is "Hello Spring".  I've been wanting to play with the Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper and decided that this card challenge was a great way to showcase one of the beautiful patterns in the paper pack.  This paper pack features the six background designs contained in the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper in Black and White.  I chose one of the floral design papers to color with Stampin' Blends Markers to create a colorful Spring-like card.

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This card begins with a panel of Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper colored with Stampin' Blends Markers:  Light & Dark Fresh Freesia, Light & Dark Pale Papaya, Light & Dark Polished Pink, and Dark Soft Succulent.  The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  A piece of Basic Black cardstock was punched with the Everyday Label punch and adhered to the Designer Series Paper panel with the right edge of the label 1/4" from the right edge of the Designer Series Paper and the bottom edge of the label 13/16" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper panel.  A piece of Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow at the left side of the panels with the bottom edge of the ribbon 1-1/4" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper panel.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Polished Pink card front.

The "hello there" greeting, from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Polished Pink ink.  The greeting was punched with the straight edge oval of the Double Oval punch.  A piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock was punched with the scalloped edge oval of the Double Oval punch.  The greeting oval was adhered at the center of the scalloped oval and adhered at the center of the Basic Black cardstock punched with the Everyday Label using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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A strip of the reverse side of the floral design paper used for the card front was adhered across a Basic White cardstock panel with the bottom edge of the strip 1/2" above the bottom edge of the panel.  A grouping of the flowers used on the card front was colored with Stampin' Blends Markers--the same as used for the card front--and cut out with Paper Snips.  The flower grouping was adhered near the lower left corner of the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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Another piece of the floral design paper was colored with the same Stampin' Blends Markers used for the card front and adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

I have to say that it's nice to take a break from making Christmas cards to make the card for this challenge.  I'll be back in a little bit with my regular Thursday post featuring another Christmas card made using the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set and the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Basic White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Fresh Freesia:  2" x 3"; Polished Pink:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 2" x 2-1/2", 1/2" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon:  18"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Sweet Strawberry; Inks:  Polished Pink; Stampin' Blends Markers:  LT & DK Fresh Freesia, LT & DK Pale Papaya, LT & DK Polished Pink, DK Soft Succulent; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink; Designer Series Paper:  Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration; Embellishments:  Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon; Tools:  Everyday Label punch, Double Oval punch; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope