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Introducing The Flowering Fields Suite

Oh my goodness! The Flowering Fields Suite is simply amazing. It features not just one bundle, but two! Both the Flowering Tulips Bundle and the Tulip Fields Bundle are made up of a photopolymer stamp set and a die set. Watching the video today is an absolute must to see all of the possibilities of the suite.

Today’s Video

Bundle One: Tulip Fields

Using these stamps and dies, you can transport yourself to the Netherlands! You can create row after row of your favorite color tulips. Additionally, with the dies, you can design your own windmill. How fun is that! The designers really hit it out of the park with this bundle.

Bundle Two: Flowering Tulips

The second bundle featured in the Flowering Fields Suite is called Flowering Tulips. The floral stamps are two-step stamps. As a result, you will get great definition in your images. You can even use two different colors for more variety! These dies will not only cut out your stamped images, but they will also cut out blank petals for you to assemble.

In today’s video, I chose to cut out Basic White images and color them using Mango Melody chalk. But I could have also cut them out of DSP or colored cardstock. Inks, Stampin’ Blends, or Watercolor Pencils could have been used to color the cardstock as well.

As for me, this suite of products unleashed a joyful spirit and sense of creativity in me that I hadn’t experienced for quite some time. I hope and pray that the year 2022 will do the same for you! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin

The Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin is the kit for September 2021. It is the cutest kit! The kit features supplies to make several pumpkins or apples. You get to choose!

Today’s Video

In addition to the supplies, the actual box can be turned into a wheelbarrow! Such a cute decor item for fall.

Haunts & Harvest Alternatives

For this card, I used a Cajun Craze card base. Next, I used the Timber 3D Embossing Folder on the following layer. Finally, I used the stamps to create a border layer. The Well Defined Stamp Set completes the card with a perfect sentiment.

For the inside layer of my card, I simply added a Basic White layer with a stamped leaf image in the lower corner.

This next card was made using a Mango Melody card base. I used Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie inks for the card. I took the abstract type stamp and created a design on the left side. Using the Pretty Pumpkins bundle, I die-cut the pumpkin image. A simple twine bow and sentiment finish things off!

I hope that you enjoyed my alternatives for this month’s kit! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card One Measurements

  • Cajun Craze: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White: 2″ x 4″ (or larger depending on the desired border size) and scrap for sentiment and 4″ x 5 1/4″

Card Two Measurements

  • Mango Melody: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 1/4″ x 4″
  • Pumpkin Pie: For die cut ( or PP element)
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (2)

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Butterfly Brilliance and Color Challenge

Today, I am using the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle for my May team color challenge. My team leader chooses three Stampin’ Up colors that we must use on our cards. We are only permitted to use these three colors plus Basic White or Very Vanilla cardstock and Basic Black ink. This month she chose Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, and Calypso Coral.

Today’s Video

This challenge produced some pretty but bright cards! I feel that Magenta Madness is the most intense color in our Stampin’ Up lineup. However, it is a very happy color. I decided to use the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle for the challenge. Butterflies can be imagined in any color. They can also be used for many different card occasions.

More Butterfly Brilliance Cards

I began the creative process with this card. It was my first time playing with some of the new products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. And it was so much fun! Sometimes, we just need one aspect of a card decided for us to help get our creativity going.

The Ombre Specialty Paper was the only DSP type of paper that I owned in the assigned colors. But it added such vibrance and sparkle to my card! I also used Wink of Stella on my butterfly.

Please be sure to take the time to watch today’s video. There are just too many options with both the die and stamp sets to cover in writing here!

I used the Checks & Dots Embossing folder to create paper to decorate my envelope flaps. And I had plenty of leftover butterflies to adhere to the front of my envelopes and insides of my cards. This color combination ended up being an enjoyable one for me. Although, it might not be fitting for every occasion.

Of course, these challenges are totally optional. Team members that choose to participate are eligible for prizes. And who doesn’t love a good prize patrol? Right now, Stampin’ Up is running the Join+ promotion. You can become part of the fun. A starter kit is $99 and that includes shipping. In May, you get to choose $155 of products! That is the crazy, best deal I have seen them offer!

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

Sally

Card Supplies

You can join my team here: http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/join-my-team/

Card Measurements

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and scrap for butterfly
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2 3/4″ x 4″, 1 3/4″ x 5″, and 3 3/4″ x 5″ for inside layer
  • Mango Melody Cardstock: 1 3/4″ x 5″

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