Pretty Perennial Greetings

I absolutely love the versatility of this stamp set. I decided that we could use a little spring, as winter storms blow in, this month, so here are my February Team Swaps. If anyone is interested in doing a group swap with me, let me know – I love sending and receiving cards each month.

Tone on Tone projects usually call my name. Even when I’m quilting, I’ll often opt for a tone on tone look. In this card, I used Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Magenta Madness ink, on the same colour of cardstock to create the base flowers. I used the open petal die to cut out the matching piece for the top of the flower, and the flower die for the larger flower. My card base is Granny Apple Green. I used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, on a piece of Basic White, as my matte. My greetings are from the Many Messages, stamp set.

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Pampered Pets Condolences

With sadness, I made this card for my sister in law Sandy, and brother in law, Blake, for the loss of their gorgeous German Shepherd, Charlie. Charlie was a lovely girl, who loved everyone and especially loved “helping out” at their cattle farm. She’ll be missed, for sure.

Card base – Basic Black – 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 (score at 4-1/4)
Front Matte – Basic White – 4 x 5-1/4
Inside Matte – Basic White – 4 x 5-1/4
Basic Black Scrap for front Sentiment

I used a piece of the Poppy Parade DSP and Black 1/8″ from this month’s Paper Pumpkin for the front of the card, but of course you can use one of the prints in the .Playful Pets DSP.

I used the paw die to cut out the paws on the Basic White, top right, using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.

I fussy cut the Shepherd from the Playful Pets DSP

The sentiment on the Black banner is also from the Pampered Pets stamp set, stamped with Versamark ink, embossed with white embossing powder. I flagged the ends with my paper snips.

I put the dog and the black banner on Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used Resin Heart Embellishments for the banner, paw and dog’s heart. (Jan-June Mini)

I used the heart stamps on the flap on the envelope and inside the card, to finish it off. This card is very simple to make and easily do-able for even the newest stamper.

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Snailed It – January Team Swap

This month, I’m having a ton of fun with the Snailed It stamp set. I cased this card from a demonstrator in Germany, Stefanie Droop. It just made me smile, so I decided that this is just what the doctor ordered, with all the stressy stuff in the news. I used Stefanie’s layout, and made a few esthetic changes.

The Oh So Ombre DSP is FREE with a C$60 purchase during Sale-a-bration (January 5-Feb28)

Card Base – Basic White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4″
Oh So Ombre strips – cut three (*your choice of colour), 4″ x 1-5/8. Space evenly, horizontally on the card front.

Stamp the mushroom design on to a 3″x3″ square of Basic White.

Center the 2nd largest Circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies over the design, and place the coordinating die over the stamped image.

I cut them together and held the dies in place with Washi tape. If you do it this way, be careful that the dies are not lying on top of each other, to avoid damaging the dies. They fit nicely, without touching.

Stamp the snail of your choice and die cut or fussy cut, then colour with your choice of colouring medium. I really like the Stampin’ Blends, so that was my choice, but of course you can use coloured pencils or water colour for a different look.

I glued the mushroom cut out directly to the card front, then layered the circle part of the cut out with dimensionals. Next placed the snail off to one side, also on dimensionals.

I used the dies from the Snail dies for the Hello – Basic White for the sentiment, and Bermuda Bay for the rectangular matte.

The googly eyes, on the snail, were from my stash – Craft store or dollarama (can’t remember) and the Resin Hearts Embellishments are also from the January – June Mini, part of the Snail Mail Suite, p54-55

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Welcome 2021

Good riddance 2020 – what a year. We were lucky to have made it through the year unscathed and very happy to wave buh-bye. With this new year, we have two new babies coming. We also have hope for a better year, less stress , more smiles, (maybe) a resolution or two, and Sale-a-Bration.

I thought I’d bring in 2021 by sharing a calendar made with a Sale-a-bration set called Berry Blessings and the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper which is free with a $120 order.

I printed the calendars from the website www.timeanddate.com. I used my Brother Scan’n Cut machine to cut my calendar pages all the same size. Check out my Youtube tutorial here.

SALE-A-BRATION!!!! And the new Mini Catalogue (Jan-Jun 2021) starts January 5, 2021. 

Please use January HOST CODE – 3EDNX6B9 for any purchases under $200.00. This allows me to earn freebies, which I can pass along to you. For orders over $200.00 do not use the host code and you will earn Stampin’ Up! rewards before you close your order.

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**Note – the Whisper White card stock has been discontinued and is being replaced by Basic White soon (no arrival date as yet)

Card Base – Granny Apple Green 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2

Mats

Pacific Point – 4 x 5-1/4 front, 2-3/4 x 4 (inside mat)

Granny Apple Green 2-3/4 x 2-3/8 (calendar)

White Card stock – 4 x 2-1/2

Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper – 3-3/4 x 5 and 3-3/4 x 2-1/2

The Gang’s all Meer “Hello”

Isn’t this the cutest card ever??  I saw this card on Pinterest, and I believe it was designed by Jana Paperdreams in Germany.  The stamp set is The Gang’s all Meer, which is a free stamp set during Sale-a-bration, which a $60 purchase.  The swirly die cut is from the Painted Labels Dies, which is bundled with the Painted Poppies, in the spring Mini-catalogue.  I also used the embossing folder from the Power of Hope bundle, which is also Sale-a-bration, free with a $120 purchase.

This card is quick and fun to make.  I hope you enjoy the video.  Don’t forget to subscribe, if you haven’t already and give me a thumbs up.  Many thanks.

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Happy Birthday to You

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This Sale-a-bration Stamp set can be yours, FREE with a $60 purchase. I’m very excited that as of February 4th, there will also be a die set available for this stamp set. Life is Good!!

Card Base – Basic Gray – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 – score at 4 1/4″
Matte – Flirty Flamingo 4 x 5 1/4″
Card front – Whisper White -3 3/4′ x 5 “
Scrap Whisper White – cake stamp (fussy cut)

I used the 2″ circle punch to punch a circle from the Flirty Flamingo. It’s going to be covered with the Whisper White, so it doesn’t matter where you punch.

I then ran the Flirty Flamingo circle through the Big Shot, in the Scripty embossing folder. Because this is a 3D Embossing folder, you might want to consider purchasing the 3D embossing plate, as it eliminates the need for shims when running through the Big Shot. I can’t do without it.

I stamped the Cake stamp with Basic Gray, onto some Whisper White, coloured it with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, then fussy cut it out.

A little Wink of Stella, on the flowers,and voila!! I also used a bit of Wink with some basic gray ink, to highlight the cake.

I put the cake cut out on Stampin’ Dimensionals, to give the card some “oomph”.

Isn’t it beautiful?

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