Potted Flowers Greetings

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A colorful archway of potted plants looking into shaded shelves of plants. What could be more inviting on a hot summer’s day than the cool retreat into a shaded, colorful paradise?

The shadow frames were die cut using the three rectangles from Sizzix’s Courtney Chilston’s Birthday Shadow Box Thinlits set from a set of blue cardstock that progressively gets darker as it goes backwards, just as the light and shades would looking through a doorway on a sunny day.

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This card was created using Poppy Stamps’ Spring Pots Shelves, Spring Pots Frame and Tiny Frogs dies. Two full die cuts were made from each of the pots dies – one in white/cream cardstock and one in green. The green die cuts had the rectangular frame cut away from the vine on the frame and the green shelves had the two shelves separated.  Using colorful scrapes, additional dies cuts were made of pots and flower blooms.  (Hint: Use wax paper over these intricate dies. They will peel off from the back side of the cardstock and take many of the tiny dots and squiggles with them as you peel. Use a poking tool for the rest.)

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The green die cuts were glued onto the white/cream die cuts and the colorful pots and blooms were glued down.  Using some scrape brown kraft-paper, two narrow strips were cut and glued over the separated pots to form two new shelves that were a quarter of an inch longer on each side.

Stampin’ Up’s “Hello There” stamp and coordinating corner stamp complete the front of the card.  (I suggest stamping first before assembling the card.)  The inside sentiment is die cut from a Karen Burniston Word set.

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Foam tape was used between the four layers placing the tape near the cut out rectangle so that foam layers are not directly above each other so that the card will meet the .25” maximum thickness of U.S. Postal Service.

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SUPPLIES USED:

Dies

Poppy Stamps 2174-Spring Pots Shelves

Poppy Stamps 2173 Spring Pots Frame

Poppy Stamps 1781 Tiny Frogs

Sizzix 663581 Courtney Chilston’s Birthday Shadow Box

Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley & Co. 1002 Word Set 1- Greetings

 

Stamps:

Stampin’Up 147464 Around The Corner

 

Miscellaneous:

Wax Paper

Scotch Foam Tape

Tombow Aqua Mono Liquid Glue

Crayola Signature Brush & Detail Dual-ended Markers

Stampin’ Up Cards – Sympathy

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I went to a workshop this past week with Donna Butler, a Stampin’ Up demonstrator.       I really enjoyed learning more about the proper way to stamp. And, I loved the feel of the cling stamps. They were soft and required a lighter touch than some of the clear polymer stamps I have been using.

Here is one of the cards we made using a design of Donna’s. Note that each of her cards are designed with an interior panel that can be removed if the card needs to be repurposed.

Sympathy inside

Donna’s list of supplies:

Stamp sets:

Cardstock:

Inks:

Blends:

Accessories:

Lots of Love

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You can never send enough love.  This card was created to send to family far away.  The recipient is very musical so the musical score embossing folder was the basis for this z-fold card. I took the rest of my inspiration from the magazine that the dies came from Papercraft inspirations issue 176.

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I used the pink and red cardstock from my January 2019 Hero Arts kit and a white piece of cardstock cut diagonally from one corner to a point about 2 inches from the opposing corner. The pink hearts were cut from cardstock I had embossed with the folder from the Cardmaking & Papercraft issue 178 “Make an Impression” set. I used the “lots of love” stamp from the same set to stamp and then heat emboss with white embossing powder on to a brown craft paper. The heart stamps were from a  rubber Lil’ Stamps of hearts by Inque Boutique (c)2007. Cards from a Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack were also used for the inside sentiment.

Other Supplies:

  • Scotch Foam Tape
  • Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
  • Colorbok Glitter Craft Papers
  • Recollections Detail Embossing Powder – Snow
  • Hampton Arts pigment inks of red and silver

Brighten Someone’s Day

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What do you send someone who can’t have visitors, flowers or food?

  A pop-up box full of spring flowers.

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I like using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up as a base for any kind of thinking of you card.  It is different from most store bought cards and it allows for a variety of possibilities.

For this card I used Stampin’ Up’s Tearoom Copper Vinyl Stickers to decorate the card sides and envelope.  I used papers/cards from Stampin’ Up’s Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper  and  Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack.        

The flowers are from the shaded tulip Stamp & Layer set by Susan Bates for Papercraft Inspirations magazine, issue 182  Stamped using CraftSmart and Hampton Art mini ink pads.

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New Dies!

There is nothing so exciting to a papercrafter as new materials and dies arriving in the mail! I managed to have two such boxes (Karen Burniston and Taylored Expressions) and a raffle goodie basket full of Stampin’Up papers, stickers, cards, inks and stamps all sitting on my crafting table at the same time.

Below is the split personality card that evolved from all these fun items.

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I used:

Karen Burniston  in cahoots with Riley and Company dies:        karenburniston.com

  • 1043 – Fancy Label Accordian
  • 1044 Fancy Flourish Frames  (These fit nicely over the tabs connecting the frames together and blend the three different colored cardstock.)

Taylored Expressions dies:         www.tayloredexpressions.com

  • TE600 – Golf Ball & Tee
  • TE1089 – Hole in One

Stampin’Up:       www.stampinup.com

  • TeaRoom Memories & More Card Pack
  • Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers
  • Baker’s Twine – Bermuda Bay
  • A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set

Cardstock from my stash in

  • Bold Teal Blue
  • Pale Blue
  • Bold Green
  • Pale Green
  • White

Hampton Art’s Pale Blue Ink Pad

CraftSmart’s Light Blue Ink Pad

Tombow Aqua Mono Liquid Glue