Month: January 2021

Gorgeous Posies by Stampin’ Up

Do you love Gorgeous Posies? I love all kinds of flowers! And the florals in this project kit are stunning. A project kit is a great way to get started making cards. However, experienced card makers really enjoy them too.

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More Gorgeous Posies Cards

Stampin’ Up offers many types of kits. Some of them include absolutely everything. Other kits offer the option of adding on a special stamp set. This is the case with the Gorgeous Posies Project Kit. You can make the cards using the coordinating stamp set or substitute in one of your favorites. For this card I took the stamp set and created a card that didn’t use any of the kit supplies. This was simply to remind you that you can continue to make cards long after the kit contents are gone.

I simply stamped my own DSP using the stamp set. The strip on the left was embossed using one of the embossing folders from the Forever Greenery Suite. Then I mixed some ink refill with our Frost White Shimmer Paint. Next I took an old Wink of Stella brush and painted the raised areas. Ribbon and a bow completed my creation.

Here are more photos of cards that come with the kit. I made the cards per the instructions . But feel free to get creative with the supplies!

This is a Get Well greeting card made with Stampin' UP's Gorgeous Posies Project Kit.

As I said in the video, I am not usually a purple girl. But I feel these cards are just absolutely lovely! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

This is the best thing about a project kit. There is no cutting or measuring!

Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Alternative

I cannot believe it is Paper Pumpkin week already. It was so much fun making this Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin alternative. I usually do an alternative card with items in the kit, but I am obsessed with the snail stamp!

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Another Sweet Snail Card

Both of the cards feature layers that I created using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. They both begin with a Gray Granite layer adhered directly to the Basic White Thick card base. The first card features a smaller Petal Pink layer and the second card was made with a Misty Moonlight cardstock layer. I stamped random images from the stamp set on Basic White cardstock in the same color ink.

Next, I stamped both greetings using Basic Gray ink. I felt like black ink would be too harsh. Then, I glued the stamped and colored layers together. I wrapped it with the white twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack. I tied a small bow then added this layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

After making the second card, I realized that I must have grabbed a Night of Navy piece of cardstock instead of Misty Moonlight. But either one works. Add both the sentiments using your favorite adhesive.

The snail image was stamped on Basic White Thick Cardstock using Basic Gray ink and colored using the blends. I used Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, and Seaside Spray blends to color it. I used a 1 1/2″ Circle Punch to cut it out. It was adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Would the snail not look adorable if you adhered “googlie” eyes?!!

Paper Pumpkin kits are so versatile. The cards in this month’s kit are great as is. I didn’t want to change them. But once the kit is used up, you still own the stamp set. And look at the kinds of cards you can create!

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Heal Your Heart by Stampin’ Up

This year’s Sale-A-bration brings a brand new stamp set called Heal Your Heart. You can find it on page 9 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure. This stamp set cannot be purchased. It is a FREE gift option when you spend $50 in Stampin’ Up products during Sale-A-Bration.

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Another Thank You Card

I love the colors that the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper brings to the project. It is cold and dreary outside my office window but the colors made me dream of summer. Hopefully, warmer weather will arrive soon. I will be thankful for that!

A thank you card made with the stamp set Heal Your Heart by Stampin' Up.  It also features Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Additionally, this stamp set offers more greetings for sympathy, friendship, and difficult times. And best of all, the greetings can be mixed and matched as both inside and outside greetings.

Take time to make a card and share the love of Christ with someone today! It’s a hard season for so many people right now. Turn your gift of creating into a blessing! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Magenta Madness: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ on each side. (You could also just score at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.)
  • Mango Melody Cardstock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (2) for gates, 2 3/8″ x 4″ (2) for front panels, 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ for inner liner.
  • DSP: 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (2) for gates
  • DSP: 2 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (2) for front panels

Well Suited Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up

Do you struggle with making masculine cards? The Well Suited Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up makes creating these types of cards SO MUCH easier! The prints of the Designer Series Paper in this suite work so well together. They reflect many styles from the very reserved to the very flashy dresser.

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The dies in this suite is where the magic happens! They are so versatile. In addition to suits, I have also seen medical scrubs, Hawaiian shirts, and plaid shirts with suspenders. I have even seen someone turn the “V” shape upside down and create pajama pants. You will definitely be able to capture the spirit of the person you have in mind for a card!

You might not be able to see in the photo, but I used the Subtle Embossing Folder on the paisley printed paper on this card. I also added the Well Suited Twine to this card.

Misty Moonlight works really well with this suite of products. It softens a lot of the patterns.

Don’t forget to save all of your paper scraps from this DSP. It adds such a pop of color to the inside layer of your card. Also, if you are trying to make a lot of the suit jackets it takes more paper than we are accustomed to using on our cards.

Sale-A-Bration

Don’t forget that you will earn free gifts from Stampin’ Up for each $50 in products that you purchase. And most importantly, it is the BEST DEAL OF THE YEAR to join Stampin’ Up. When you purchase a starter kit, YOU choose $125 in products for only $99! Stampin’ Up will also give you five packs of exclusive paper from the upcoming catalog for FREE! Being a Demonstrator is so much FUN!

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Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Night of Navy: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, for inside layer
  • DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ pieces to die cut your shirt layer, jacket layer, and lapel layer. Cut the pocket, tie, and pocket square out of scraps.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a minute of your day to spend it with me. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

All Black and White Cards

I love black and white cards! Sometimes I like cards only black and white and other times I like a black and white DSP mixed in a card design to make the other colors pop! But, I feel that a lot of people skip right over this kind of DSP.

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Even More Cards

A vertical greeting card made using Stampin' Up products.

Black and white cards give me the immediate feeling of elegance. The same feelings brought on by a beautiful tuxedo. Additionally, our eyes are immediately drawn to images and embellishments on this style of card. The focus is created for us!

We have so many supplies available to us to make these cards! While you are at the shop page on my blog (http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/), you can search for any color supply. This is a valuable tool when designing your cards. Don’t forget to take advantage of it!

A handmade, horizontal greeting card.  It is made with the True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up.

Paper Pumpkin Add-On Kit

Don’t forget that January 10th is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for this month’s kit, Sending Hearts. It features 8 full size cards. And look at this adorable add-on kit! Those little snails are so cute. These would be a perfect project for all of the little people in your life. And the boxes look like they fit right in with today’s theme.

Now is actually a great time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. A prepaid 12-month subscription costs $220. That will also earn you FOUR FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts! A great deal!

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, Scored at 5 1/2″, Scrap for Sentiment Layer

Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, Scrap for Sentiment

Flower & Field by Stampin’ Up

It’s Sale-A-Bration time! Woooohooo! And the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper is one of our free gift offerings. It features Bumblebee, Cherry Cobbler, Flirty, Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron. Many of the patterns are placed on a Basic Black background. All of these colors unlock the possibilities of card design!

In today’s video I actually show you all of the current Sale-A-Bration offerings. So please be sure to check that out! Remember that they are all while supplies last. Additionally, when planning your orders, the free gifts are based on $50 and/or $100 product totals before shipping and tax. Check your totals to be sure that you are missing a free item simply because you need to order $1 more. (I speak from experience!) And you can find the host code for each month right on my blog. That can help you score more free things!

Are you just starting out? Today’s project is perfect for you! It is simple and fast! But casual and avid crafters can add layers and embellishments to their heart’s content! The Flower & Field DSP makes a stunning focal point for these cards.

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More Flower & Field Cards

The Many Messages Bundle is one of the items in the new January-June catalog. It stamps and cuts out 19 different sentiments all at once! Use the bundle a few times using different inks and paper to have proper sentiments for just the right occassion when you need a card in a hurry. Game changer!

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Measurements:

Basic Black: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″

DSP: Use your favorite 12′ x 12″ DSP. Cut 1 1/2″ strips from 3 coordinating prints. Cut 3″ pieces from each strip. Mix and match.

Cardstock Layer: 3 14″ x 5″, your choice of color

Whisper White Cardstock: 1 sheet for sentiments, 4 1/4″ x 5″ (4) for inside layers

Card Supplies:

Flower & Field DSP: https://bit.ly/3pRfC9r

Many Messages Bundle: https://bit.ly/359QOS2

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Granny Apple Green Cardstock:http://bit.ly/2Xe0QgA

Bumblebee Cardstock:http://bit.ly/2JKE1xW

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