Just a quick “Thank You” to everyone who attended my Open House. I hope you enjoyed using some of the new stamp sets, punches, and tools from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog. Also, the winner of the raffle drawing for the FREE hostess set is Mary jo S. Congratulations, Mary jo!

Laser Cut Flower Midnight Muse

I told those of you who placed an order with me back on May 31st would receive a special gift in your goodies bag. Do you remember the laser-cut cards with envelopes we carried several years back? Well, I still have a few of the different styles hiding in my “to do” drawer, and I thought this would be a good time “to do”.

I took the large flower from the Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set and stamped it in Midnight Muse on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I attached some of the Midnight Muse ribbon to the laser-cut card and then adhered my stamped piece to the back of the laser cut so my stamped image showed through. I added one of the Midnight Muse Dahlias to the front. Talk about quick and easy!

Anyway, this was the little gift I promised, along with a couple of blank laser-cut cards and envelopes so the gals could create their own!


Betsy’s Blossoms

I was skimming through my CardMaker magazine and saw a card that would totally work with Betsy’s Blossoms. Here it is!
Betsys Blossoms

I stamped my leaves in Lucky Limeade on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock. I stamped my sentiment in Melon Mambo using the Sale-a-bration set of Bloomin’ Marvelous. This got layered on my Lucky Limeade card base. I stamped my main image in Melon Mambo on a 3″ square piece of Whisper White card stock. I then cut it in quarters. I placed it on a 3-1/4″ square of Tempting Turquoise card stock. It went on my card next. I added the In Color Dahlia in the middle of my image. I finally stamped my butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Tempting Turquoise and punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly punch. It went on using Dimensionals. Fun and easy!

Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!

Betsy’s Blossoms

I have fallen in love with the Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set. This is a new set in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog. At my Open House, we made a card using this stamp set. I also made several other cards as samples of this set’s versatility, with the help of my wonderful downline, Dawn.

I played with the new Foam Ink Pads in the 2012-2014 In Colors. These pads are fabulous and really juicy. You definitely need a light touch when using our new pads. I think Dawn came up with the design for this card, using the Floral District Designer Series Paper. Since my ability to match colors is extremely limited, I’m always dependent on Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper to help me with color combos when Dawn or my daughter aren’t available!

Here is the how-to:

  • I started with a card base of Summer Starfruit card stock. I next layered two pieces of the Floral District Designer Series Paper on Rich Razzleberry card stock and placed them as shown on the card base.
  • I stamped the leaves in Gumball Green on Whisper White cardstock. The bird was stamped on a scrap piece of card stock in Rich Razzleberry ink and cut out.
  • I also stamped the three flowers in Summer Starfruit three times on scrap card stock and punched the largest of the three flowers out using the 1/2″ Circle Punch.
  • Our So Saffron brads from the Subtles collection worked perfectly with the Summer Starfruit, and they were inserted in the middle of the flowers.
  • Both the bird and the flowers were attached to the stamped leaf card stock using Dimensionals, and my greeting was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and placed as shown. This entire piece was then placed on Gumball Green card stock and attached to the card, also using Dimensionals.

A simple, quick and fun card for any occasion. Enjoy!