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Fitting Florets by Stampin’ Up

Stampin’ Up is currently offering an online exclusive collection called Fitting Florets. I had so much fun creating and playing with these products! To begin, I took the coordinating colors of cardstock and started cutting frames and shapes. Next, I stamped and colored many of the floral images using my Stampin’ Blend markers. And lastly, I began to put cards together. I was like a kid at Christmas!

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The Fitting Florets Collection is made up of many different products. Take a look at these images to see all of the beautiful things.

The Framed Florets Bundle will actually carry over to the new January – April Mini Catalog. But, the Designer Series Paper, Framed & Festive Stamp Set, and the Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls are only available while supplies last.

More Fitting Florets Cards

The card featured in the video is really nice. However, I think the first card I made with this collection is my favorite. It is the same design used in the video. I simply used different colors. The remaining cards just got easier to make once I started playing! Having many elements cut and ready was the key! Which card is your favorite?

Hopefully, you will find this video and these examples inspiring. That is always my goal! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Gold Foil Sheet: 3 3/4″ x 5″, Scrap for die cut oval
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, Scraps for images
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: Scrap for die cut oval

Sunny Sentiments

I love the Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! It features large, bold sentiments that are useful and fun. The fonts are chunky and they stand out. The sentiments are words that you would actually say to someone.

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If you are a beginning stamper trying to build your supplies, this is a set you should purchase. It is easy to stamp and the greetings will cover most of the cards you will make.

Did you like today’s card layout? It is so easy and fun! I like that you can make it just like it is or build on that by adding layers and embellishments. Additionally, I do enjoy a black and white card on occasion. They are sleek.

More Sunny Sentiments Cards

Look what flipping over the same paper does! It’s an entirely different look and vibe. And all from a small piece of paper. Remember this layout when you need to make multiple cards at one time. This layout would be a lifesaver. It would be great to use when making your holiday cards.

Look at that stunning black sentiment! Your eyes can’t help but be drawn to it. The recipient of this card will not miss the message that you intend to relay.

Here is another great layout! It is also easy. You can change to look easily by adding a layer or changing the color of your card base. You could use any paper that you have in your stash.

I hope that you found today’s card layouts useful. My goal is to produce a wide variety of ideas for all levels of crafters. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Pattern Party DSP: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, then cut lengthwise at 1 5/8″, then turn and cut at 1 1/2″

Whale Of A Time

It’s been a whale of a time making cards around here! This suite of products is jammed packed with fun images. These sea creatures are sure to make you smile!

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I just love the colors that are used in this suite of products. They are so bright and happy! However, this stamp set was not one that jumped out of the catalog at me right away. But then I saw a few demonstrators using it and I was hooked!

More Whale Of A Time Cards

The stamp with the little school of fish might just be my favorite! I like that you can tuck them into each other. My fish are all stamped in Pacific Point but you could totally stamp the fishes in multiple colors.

Since this suite contains great coordinating sequins, I simply had to make a shaker card. The Just Jade ribbon was the perfect addition to tie everything together on this card.

The is a greeting card created using the Whale Of A Time suite of products by Stampin' Up.

You might have seen this fun fold card in a recent video. If you missed it, you can find all of the details here: http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/a-note-card-fun-fold/

The DSP has so many scenes and colors available. As a result, I just had to create more cards! I wasn’t able to show them all on the video because I already mailed some out. However, I will include photos of them here. If the DSP has sold out by the time you see this, simply use the stamps and create your own scenes. 🙂

Card Gallery

I hope that you have enjoyed my cards today. Do not forget to send your cards and bless someone! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

You can shop my entire store here: http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/

Card Measurments

  • Pacific Point Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 14″
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″

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

A birthday card that is navy blue and white. It features Stampin' Up products.

Happiest of Birthdays

Wishing some people I know the Happiest of Birthdays! I think that the best part of making cards is actually sending them. However, I think all of us are a little guilty of not sending them as often as we could. With everything going on these days, it is more important to reach out to others and let them know that you care about them. Birthdays are one of the best occasions to do that.

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Join me today as I make a few birthday cards for a few people that are very special to me. And even though one of them is a belated birthday wish, the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set has me covered.

My Challenge to You

I had the privilege to spend all day Saturday with my Stampin’ Up team and friends. (Virtually, of course.) We had such an amazing day observing World Card Making Day. Learning and laughing together all while making some cards! We discussed the importance of actually sending our cards. I would like to challenge you to make and send five cards in the next week. They can be any type of card. You could also contact your local nursing home, hospice, or children’s home to see if they could use any donated cards for those in their care. Share some love in an envelope this week!

Designer Series Paper Sale

From now until the end of October, many of our Designer Series Papers are on sale. The fun fold cards that I have shown you today stand out because of our beautiful papers. We really didn’t need to add much of anything else except for our birthday greetings. You can find all of the packs that are on sale here: http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/

Paper Pumpkin

Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly kit called Paper Pumpkin. It is a subscription box but you can cancel or skip any time that you choose. This month’s kit features a stamp set, ink spot, and supplies to make eight full size cards. You must subscribe on or before October 9th. Here is a personalized link to subscribe with me: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2211250

Card Supplies Used

Card Measurements

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Night of Navy Cardstock: 4″ x 10 1/4″, scored at 2 1/2″ and 5″, and 4′ x 5 1/4″ for sentiment mat
  • DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ and 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White Cardstock: (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside and sentiment

Thank you so much for spending some of you time with me. I really appreciate it! As always….remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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