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Daisy Garden Background Stamp

The Daisy Garden Background Stamp is a new offering in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Sometimes we are looking for a subtle image when creating. But a background stamp might not be the first thing that pops into your head. Today we will use this big stamp in a small way.

Today’s Video

I began by using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. I used the Calypso Coral Ink Pad to lightly ink the surface of the folder. Then I inserted a piece of Basic White Cardstock and ran it through the embossing machine. The Pattern Party Host Reward paper pack is where I found the striped paper. The Tailor Made Tags die set is another new item. I love the varied sizes and the two different shapes of tags. I used one die to cut my stamped image and another size to cut Calypso Coral cardstock.

More Daisy Garden Cards

I used my water painters that were filled with alcohol to paint these daisies. The colors used were Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, and Bumblebee. When I was finished painting, I took the alcohol and thinned out the Bumblebee ink. Next, I loaded my water painter with the think ink and struck it against my bone folder to spatter the ink on my card.

The painted layer of the card is Shimmery White cardstock and the card base is Very Vanilla. The mat is the Shimmer Vellum in Soft Succulent.

This card has more of a rustic or country feel to it. I really wanted to keep a simple, monochromatic look. There is no sentiment on this card so that it can be used for any occasion.

Thank you for taking time to read my blog. Have a wonderful holiday weekend with your family. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 /14″
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP: 2″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scrap for Tags and Sentiment

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!

Today’s Video

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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A holiday greeting card in Coastal Cabana and it has snowflakes on it.

Snowflake Wishes

The Snowflake Wishes Bundle is part of the Snowflake Splendor Suite offered by Stampin’ Up in the mini catalog this year. And while it features some cool and frosty colors, there is something heartwarming about these products as well. The designer series paper in this suite matches back to every blue color in the Stampin’ Up line. And as a result, you will have a difficult time deciding which paper that you would like to use!

A white greeting card with snowflakes and sequins.  It was made using Stampin' Up products.

Casing the Catalog

The take away from today’s blog post is that I want you to be sure to hang on to your Stampin’ Up Catalogs. They are not solely for the purpose of shopping, but also to provide you with some inspiration when creating cards. You can always make the card as shown in the catalog or you can keep the things that you love about it and change up the parts that aren’t your favorite.

Don’t forget that I missed a step in my video! I forgot to rub over the window sheet with my emboss buddy. Stampin’ Up no longer sells them but a small piece of a laundry dryer sheet should do the trick as well. You just want to reduce the likelihood of static cling. Also, it appears that I use an entire container of the snowflake sequins. That is not the case! I already had used some out of the container. But with that being said, using that particular die makes it a very deep well in the window and you do end up using more sequins than usual. I would suggest cutting a different shape like a circle or an oval. Also, I you can place your pile of sequins in the center of your card base. That way you don’t need to align things upside down.

More Snowflake Wishes Cards

Stampin' Up products are used to make this bright blue holiday thank you card.

Don’t be afraid to try designs using non-traditional colors! This card features Rococo Rose.

This greeting card features a snowflake in Rococo Rose on a white card.  Stampin' Up products are used.

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Card Measurements:

  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Window Sheet: 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White: 4″ x 5 1/4″ inside, scrap for sentiment

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Sally

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