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Dahlia Days by Stampin’ Up

The Dahlia Days Bundle has quickly become my current favorite! The floral stamps alone are worth every cent. There are also very nice sentiments in a lovely font. While I only used the dies on a few cards today, they are begging me to create some more projects using them!

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I first started creating with Dahlia Days for a team event. We were given a challenge that required us to all use the same layout. This is the card that I created using Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, and Soft Succulent.

The next challenge we were given was also a specific layout. Again, we could use whatever colors or stamps that we wanted. Additionally, we were required to use three different embossing folders!

Dahlia Days Cards Galore

I could not stop creating cards with this bundle. (And I still want to create some more!) You can see that I just had a great time allowing myself to become submerged in the process.

What did you think of today’s card project? I just loved that it had a little mystery to it! No two attempts will turn out exactly the same. I can’t wait to try it again and use a different stamp set and color palette!

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

Sally

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Card Measurements:

  • Thick Basic White Cardstock: (2) 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic Black Cardstock: (2) 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5″ x 7 1/2″

Hydrangea Hill

Working with the Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin’ Up is a dream! Both the stamped images and the Designer Series Papers are gorgeous. I just had to play with these goodies before they retire soon.

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I wanted to show you specifically how this design in the paper pack could be used to create cards very quickly. As a result of this technique, you have six beautiful cards in a matter of minutes!

More Hydrangea Hill Cards

On this card I used the Seaside Spray cardstock for the tag. I am going really miss this color! And the Detailed Band Dies are on clearance sale right now. They are an absolute steal!

This card features the Rococo Rose cardstock. I also ran the DSP through the embossing machine using the Subtles Folder. It really made the card look rich and sophisticated! I am happy with how things turned out.

As you can see, this suite of products can be used together to create many different styles of cards. The DSP is very appropriate for any card occasion. You would not likely find cards this beautiful in a store.

I used various sentiments today. But, the ones included in the suite are lovely. Who wouldn’t love receiving a card with this greeting? Getting a card for no reason at all is a great surprise!

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″
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Highland Heather Cardstock: Piece large enough for your die choice
  • Basic White Cardstock: Piece large enough for your sentiment choice

Posted For You

The Posted For You bundle is a sweet and tender stamp set and matching punch. It features airy images of florals and birds. These images can also be colored in many different ways. This card just makes me smile!

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More Posted For You Cards

While this is a very simple card to make, it is still graceful and elegant. This project will allow the beginner, casual, and avid crafters to be successful. You could leave the twine off the card, add gems, or even emboss the stamped layer. Additionally, you can choose from any of our colors and this design will work!

A handmade greeting card that is made using the Posted For You bundle by Stampin' UP.

I love the ribbon on this card. It is Blushing Bride in color. One side of the ribbon is a solid satin while the other side is a shimmer of gold thread. The ribbon goes well with both Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride. It is so elegant!

This card is very similar to the one made in the video. I used the same twine but I separated the strands and made a nest behind the postage stamp. All of my images were colored in with a Water Painter that I filled with alcohol and our inks. Sadly, I learned shortly after filming this video that this stamp set will be retiring. You will want to purchase it quickly!

Thank you so much for spending time with me today. Remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Highland Heather: 5 1/5″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (2)
  • Highland Heather: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

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

Basic Black Cardstock: http://bit.ly/3hInszp

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

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

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