Seriously Thank You

Those we love are always there for us.  When times like these happen, people shine through and help each other out.  No matter what, we always know who we can count on.  So who can you count on today?  You can say thank you every day, but just once you may have to say seriously thank you.  This card was created with the Ornate Garden bundle.  It’s still available through the end of this month. 

All images © 1990-2020 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies:
· Stamp Sets – Ornate Thanks (149471); Ornate Style (152572)
· Card Stock (CS) – Early Espresso (119686); Whisper White (100730); Whisper White Thick (140272)
· Ink Pads – Early Espresso (147114); Mint Macaron (147106)
· Misc. – Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (152488); Gilded Gems (152478); Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo (144045); Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo (147278); So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo (149557); Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo (147283); Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Marker (146875); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Bone Folder (102300); Paper Trimmer (152392)

Measurements:
· Early Espresso CS: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”; layer 3-1/8” x 4-1/2”
· Whisper White CS: 4” x 5-1/4”; layer 3” x 4-3/8”
· Whisper White Thick CS: 1-3/4” x ½”
· DSP: 4” x 5-1/2”; 4” x ½”

Instructions:

1. Burnish the fold in the Early Espresso card base using a Bone Folder.
2. Glue the DSP layer onto the front of the card base.
3. Glue the strip of DSP onto the bottom edge of the 4” x 5-1/2” Whisper White CS.
4. Stamp the large flower image from the Ornate Style stamp set in Early Espresso ink onto the 3” x 4-3/8” Whisper White CS layer.
5. Color the image using the Stampin’ Blends Markers (one large flower in Calypso Coral with So Saffron center, one large flower in Flirty Flamingo, 2 flowers in So Saffron with Soft Suede centers, smallest flowers left white with So Saffron centers, leaves in Mint Macaron.)
6. Glue the colored layer onto the Early Espresso CS layer.
7. Glue the Early Espresso CS layer onto the DSP layer.
8. Stamp “Seriously,” in Early Espresso ink onto the Whisper White Thick CS, then adhere it onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
9. Apply 3 Gilded Gems onto the colored layer.
10. Stamp the first two sentiments (“just wanted to say” and “from the bottom of my heart”) in Early Espresso ink onto the 4” x 5-1/2” Whisper White CS.
11. Stamp “THANK YOU” in Mint Macaron ink just below the first two sentiments, then glue the piece onto the inside of the card base.  Then tell them seriously thank you

 

Floral Spring Products

Have you seen the beautiful Floral Spring Products that were released earlier this month from Stampin’ Up!?  It’s a special sneak peek at the Ornate Garden Suite that will be a part of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog which is coming soon.  This is a great suite that has lot’s of flowers and even soft colors in the Designer Series Paper.   

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These coordinating products are available through this offer now and through May 31st and then will be permanently released with the new catalog

.  You have a few options to get your hands on the products.  Take a look at this flyer and make your choices.

Below is a chart listing all the products with item numbers.

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Here are some pictures of some of the products as well: 

What do you think about these gorgeous cards?  It’s Spring, and that means the flowers will soon be surrounding us.  Why not start a little early!


 


Special New Peek

Take a special new peek at the Ornate Garden Suite just released today by Stampin’ Up! 
It’s a beautiful floral suite just in time for Spring.  It’s a special peek at some new products coming out in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog in just a few months.  I know you will love it. 

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This special new peek allows us to have a little at the Ornate Garden Suite is just released today by Stampin’ Up!  It’s a new month and that means a new surprise.  Today I want to share with you a beautiful sneak peek at a vintage-looking floral suite from Stampin’ Up! that is available now through May 31st and then will be coming permanently in the new Annual Catalog this year. 

These products are only available through May 31st and then will be permanently released with the new catalog

.  You have a few options to get your hands on the products.  Take a look at this flyer and make your choices.

There is a great video that Stampin’ Up! released giving you an inside look at these products and what they can do.  You can see everything included and then decide what you want.

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There is a great video that Stampin’ Up! released giving you an inside look at these products and what they can do.  You can see everything included and then decide what you want.

 

Below are a few samples created using these new products.  There will be so many more original ones to come.  Spring is in the air, I can feel it!

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Greatest By Far

You can create this greatest by far card with the Clubhouse stamp set.  It’s another card I’m showcasing using that stamp set.  There always seems to be a shortage of male themed cards and I’m so happy that there are a few more options now.  The colors alone are perfect for the men in your life. 

All images © 1990-2020 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies:
• Stamp Sets – Clubhouse (151583)
• Card Stock (CS) – Crushed Curry (131199); Garden Green (102584); Poppy Parade (119793); Whisper White Thick (140272); Whisper White (100730)
• Ink Pads – Garden Green (147089); Versamark (102283)
• Misc. – Golf Club Dies (151580); Absolutely Argyle 3d Embossing Folder (151590); Country Club Designer Series Paper (151314); Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109130); Country Club Twine Combo Pack (151318); Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527)

Measurements:
• Garden Green CS: 3-1/4” x 4-3/4”; plus scraps for die cutting
• Crushed Curry CS: scrap for die cutting
• Poppy Parade CS: 3” x 4-1/2”
• Whisper White CS: 2-1/2” x 2-1/4”
• Whisper White Thick CS: scraps for die cutting
• DSP: 3-1/4” x 1-1/2”

Instructions:

1. Burnish the fold in the note base using a Bone Folder.
2. Emboss the Poppy Parade CS layer using the Absolutely Argyle 3D embossing folder.
3. Glue the Poppy Parade CS layer onto the Garden Green CS layer.
4. Glue the DSP layer onto the Poppy Parade CS layer.
5. Glue the Whisper White CS layer over the DSP layer.
6. Tie Garden Green twine around the layers and tie in a knot on the front.
7. Glue the Garden Green CS layer onto the front of the card base.
8. Stamp the sentiment twice in Garden Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS.
9. Die cut one sentiment using the crest shaped die.
10. Die cut the second sentiment using the banner shaped die.
11. Die cut a large golf ball from a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS.
12. Die cut a tee from a scrap of Crushed Curry CS.
13. Die cut 5 grass clumps from a scrap of Garden Green CS.
14. Cover the die cut golf ball with Versamark ink, then cover it with clear embossing powder, then heat emboss it.
15. Glue 2 Garden Green CS grass clumps onto the Whisper White CS layer.
16. Adhere the golf ball, tee, and remaining grass clumps onto the Whisper White CS layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
17. Glue the crest shaped sentiment onto the Poppy Parade CS layer.
18. Adhere the banner sentiment over the crest shaped sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Source of Inspiration

Even though the Mini Catalog is a great source of inspiration, it’s also filled with some great products you can use this Spring and Summer.  Stampin’ Up! also releases videos each quarter to showcase products.  Below is a wonderful video that showcases the Mountain Air Bundle from the Spring/Summer Mini Catalog. 

Remember, our bundles are a great way to save.  All our bundles come with a 10% savings.  You can visit my online store here to see all the bundles available with Stampin’ Up! and get your savings.

Enjoy your day!

Elegant Packaging System

Having an elegant packaging system for the holidays is always a bonus.  I love to create my own for my friends and family.  Sometimes the packaging is as important as the gift.  It lets them know you care enough to add that special touch.

All images © 1990-2019 Stampin’ Up!®

All images © 1990-2019 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Christmas Gleaming (150464)
Cardstock – Pretty Peacock ( 150880); Sahara Sand (121043)
Designer Series Paper – Brightly Gleaming (150429)
Stamp Pads – Sahara Sand (147117) and VersaMark (102283)
Misc. – Paper Trimmer (152392); Delightful Tag Topper Punch (149518); Story Label Punch (150076); Gleaming Ornaments Punch (150647); Classic Weave Ribbon (150394); Metallic Brads (146929); White Embossing Powder (109132); Burlap Ribbon (141487); Lace Trim (149593); Magnolia Lane Ribbon (149385); Linen Thread (104199); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995); Heat Tool (129053); Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

Measurements:
Pretty Peacock: 4 ½” X 4 ½” scored at 1” on all four sides (cut and score two)
Brightly Gleaming: 5” x 11” and 7” x 11 (one 12 x 12 sheet makes two bags)
Instructions:

Tag #1:

  • Cut a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock 2” X 4” and punch top with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.
  • Stamp background with dots in Sahara Sand ink.
  • Stamp three ornaments with VersaMark and heat emboss with White embossing powder and with Pretty Peacock Ink then punch out with the Gleaming Ornaments Punch.
  • Attach one to the tag with snail adhesive and the other two with dimensionals.
  • Stamp Merry Christmas with VersaMark and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Tag #2:

  • Punch Tag with the Story Label Punch.
  • Stamp background with frills in Sahara Sand ink then stamp the sentiment over the frills with VersaMark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Bag in a Box Instructions:

  • Create box using 4 ½” x 4 ½” Pretty Peacock cardstock, scoring all sides at 1”.
  • Attach Brightly Gleaming designer paper to box with Tear & Tape.
  • Make tab for both bags using the Story Label Punch and Sahara Sand cardstock. Cut it in half and attach to the front and back of the bag with Tear and Tape and Copper Metallic Brads.
  • Separate threads from the Burlap Ribbon by cutting down one side and taking it apart. Use several threads to tie tabs together and around the Classic Weave Ribbon (Merry Christmas Ribbon) for tallest bag.
  • Use separated Burlap Ribbon, Lace Trim and Magnolia Lane Ribbon to tie the shorter bag together.
  • Hang tags from tabs on each bag.