Thursday, September 13, 2018

Come Stamp With Me "Happy Spring" Cards

Today, I am starting to post cards from the Come Stamp With Me classes in March, April, May, and June.  I will continue to do this over time until they have all been posted.  The card for today's post is Spring Birds on a Branch.  I really love this card and believe it can be used for many occasions; Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Thank You, Congratulations, Retirement, etc.

I created this card using products from the SU 2018 Occasions Catalog and the SU 2017-18 Annual Catalog.  Many of the products I used are now available in the SU 2018-19 Annual Catalog.  See the Supply List below.


 For the front of the card there are many pieces to
create this beautiful scene.  The card base is made
using SU Whisper White Thick.  The Whisper
White Embossed piece is 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 and embossed
using the Petal Pair Embossing Folder.  The blue
panel for this card was made using SU Soft Sky cardstock
which is now retired.  I would use SU Balmy Blue instead.
The panel is embossed using SU Falling Softly Embossing
Folder. 
Adhere the white embossed panel on top of the blue 
panel, there will be a small overlap.  The two panels
together should measure 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  Take the 7" piece 
of white organza ribbon (retired), you can substitute
SU Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon or Lace Trim, adhere it
to the white and blue embossed front panel using 
mini glue dots or tape.  Adhere the panel to the front of the card.

Using SU Whisper White cardstock stamp 3 birds from the 
Petal Palette stamp set in Memento Black.  Using SU Light
Cherry Cobbler Blends and the SU Lift Off Blend, color 
the breast of the 3 birds.  Die cut them using SU
Petals and More Thinlits Dies.

The branches and flowers are die cut using SU Seasonal 
Layers Thinlits Dies.  The branches are done in 
SU Soft Suede cardstock.  The flowers are done using 
SU Shimmery White cardstock and highlighted using
SU Powder Pink and a sponge dauber.  Adhere the 
branches first, add the flowers, and then, using mini 
dimensionals adhere the 2 birds to the branches.  The 
third bird will be placed on the inside of the card,
see photo below.  

The sentiment is also done on SU Shimmery White 
cardstock about 2 1/2 x 3/4, use the 
sentiment of your choice.


This photo shows the inside of the card.  Adhere
the bird using Tombow glue.  You can make a 
fourth bird for the envelope.
I didn't use any sentiment, leaving it up 
to the participants choice.  Many people don't like 
to use sentiments on the inside of the card.  
They prefer to write their own
note to the person receiving the card.


Supplies:
Paper:
Whisper White Thick - card base, 5 ½ x 8 ½, scored @ 4 ¼ and 5 ½ x 1 ¾ embossed vine piece;
Soft Sky (R) or Balmy Blue - to emboss front panel, 5 ½ x 4 ¼;
Shimmery White - 2 ½ x ¾ for the sentiment and  3 x 4 to die cut 5 flowers for front panel;
Soft Suede -  6 x 3 to die cut 2 tree branches,;
Whisper White - 5 x 3 to stamp and  die cut 3-4 birds  ;
Whisper White envelope
Ink:
Memento Black to stamp the 3 - 4 birds and sentiment
SU Stampin’ Blends:
Cherry Cobbler Light for breast of bird & Lift Off Pen to lighten, and Pink Pirouette Light for inside of flowers
Stamps:
SU Petal Palette to stamp the birds
SU Colorful Seasons to stamp the sentiment
Other:
SU Seasonal Layers Thinlits & Petals and More Thinlits
SU Petal Pair & Softly Falling Embossing Folders
7” white organza ribbon

I hope you enjoy this card and it inspires you to create your own card.  Please comment if you have any questions about the card, my monthly Come Stamp With Me Classes, or how to purchase Stampin' Up products.  

Creatively Yours,

Sher

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Come Stamp With Me Stylish Christmas Poinsettia Card

This is the last post for the August Come Stamp With Me "Fun Techniques" class and the first Christmas card post.  I have always liked the three layer technique for cards and I hadn't seen one that was offset before.  I decided to try this style of the three layer technique and really do like it.



Normally, the three layer technique takes up the 
whole front of the card with the front of the card
acting as the last border.  Then each preceding 
layer is 1/4" smaller than the one below it.
With this offset technique, each layer is a different
size and there are three distinct borders separate
from the front of the card.  

The front of the card is embossed using 
SU Subtle Embossing Folder.  I really like
the look this gives to the card.  It adds some
subtle texture and a pop to the front of the card.



This card is made using two of the new Stampin' Up
colors; Merry Merlot and Shaded Spruce.  
To stamp the Poinsettias, I stamped off on grid paper
and then stamped on the Whisper White cardstock. I
liked the effect better than a full on stamp of the poinsettia.
Then I filled in stamping the leaves.  For the leaves,
I did stamp them using the full ink.  You can leave 
some white spaces or very lightly shade in using 
a sponge dauber and the Merry Merlot ink to fill in the blank space.

For the class, I decided to use a Shimmery White label 
for the front sentiment.  The participants liked 
that option better.  You can play with different 
color and see what happens.  I really like this
Stylish Christmas stamp set which can be found
in the Annual Catalog and is available until
at least next May.  

The silver swirls were die cut using 
SU Swirly Snowflake Dies.


This is the inside of the card.  I think it could be another
card in the making using this stamp set.  I also
did this same look for the front of the envelope.



Supplies:
Paper
Merry Merlot Cardstock – 5 ½ x 8 ½, scored @ 4 ¼ for the card base
Shaded Spruce Cardstock – 5 ¼ x 4 for the inside panel; 4 ¾ x 2 ¼, 3 ¾ x 2 ¾, & 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 for front layering panels
Shimmery White Cardstock – 4 ½ x 2, 3 ½ x 2 ½, & 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 for front layering panels; small scrap to punch scalloped oval for the front sentiment
Very Vanilla Cardstock – 5 x 3 ¾ for inside panel
Silver Foil Cardstock – 2 x 3 to die cut the 3 small scroll pieces for the front of the card
Very Vanilla Envelope
Ink
Merry Merlot
Shaded Spruce
Stamps
Stylish Christmas – to stamp Poinsettia and Leaves
Nature Sings – to stamp front sentiment
Other
Swirly Snowflake Dies to cut the small scrolls
Sponge Daubers to fill in and highlight the Shimmery White front layering panels
Rhinestones or Pearls

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card and thinking about what cards you can make to send out this Christmas or for another December holiday.   Please leave a comment if you have any questions about the card, Come Stamp With Me Classes, or how to purchase Stampin' Up products.  I hope you have a creative day.

Creatively Yours,

Sher

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Come Stamp With Me Dragonfly Fun Fold Card - August Fun Techniques Class

This is my third post for the CSWM August Fun Techniques Class.  I am designing a different fold technique card for each of my classes.  This card uses a pull-out fold technique that makes a fun card to open up.  This card was inspired by another demonstrator and I changed up the colors of the card.  I have lost her name and will post it if I find it as I believe it is important to credit other demonstrators and their creativity.  She also has a video showing how she created this card.


This is the front of the card.  The organza ribbon
is slid under the dragonfly and tied at the side
in a bow to hold the card closed.  You can 
eliminate the ribbon and the card will
not lay flat, it will slightly pop up, your choice.




This is how the card looks when you first
open it.  The dragonfly panel sits on top of the 
folded Whisper White inside panel.  To make the 
dragonfly panel, use a SU Whisper White 3 x 3 panel;
stamp it in SU Bermuda Bay ink using the SU Bokeh Dots
stamp set.  You will need to stamp more than once.
Then using the fern stamp from the retired SU
Butterfly Basics stamp set and SU Mint Macaron ink,
stamp randomly until you like the pattern you create. 
Remember to stamp off the edge in different spots.
Using a sponge dauber and SU Bermuda Bay ink,
edge the 3 x 3 panel.  Then adhere the 3 x 3 panel
to the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 SU Basic Black panel, set aside.



This is the inside panel of the card when it is opened up.
To make this folded panel, cut a 6 x 5 SU Whisper White 
piece and score on the 6" side at 2 and 4; do not fold and burnish yet.
Find the mountain fold side of the piece and do the stamping.
The dragonfly is from the SU Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
 is stamped in the bottom left corner in 
SU Bermuda Bay ink.  You can also stamp the dragonfly
on the left bottom corner of your envelope.  The sentiment is
stamped in Memento Black using the SU Painted Harvest 
stamp set.  Also stamp the sentiment on the front of the card
using the sentiment from SU Dragonfly Dreams and Memento Black ink.

Now, fold and burnish the 6 x 5 panel; fold toward the left panel first, 
then fold the right panel towards the back of the middle panel.  See
the photo for how it should look.

Adhere only the left panel with the dragonfly to the inside of the card.  
The middle and right panels should be loose and unattached.  
Fold the panel down and lay the dragonfly panel on top of the right panel.  
Close the front of the card to see if your dragonfly panel 
is placed correctly and adjust before you adhere it to the folded panel.  
Once you have it where you want,
make very light pencil marks at top and bottom so you know 
where to adhere.  Only add glue to the left side of the dragonfly panel
as you don't want it stuck to the inside of the card or it won't 
pull-out, yikes.

Now, take the die cut silver foil dragonfly, place a SU dimensional on the 
back of the body and place the dragonfly on the panel with the 
front of the card closed.  That way you place the dragonfly so
it won't interfere with opening the card.  Take the 17" organza ribbon
and wrap it around the card, going under the dragonfly and tie 
a bow on the right side of the card.


Supplies:
Paper
Bermuda Bay Cardstock – 5 ½ x 8 ½, scored @ 4 ¼ for card base; the front of the card will have a 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ square cut out 
Whisper White Cardstock – 6 x 5 for inside fold, scored on the 6 side @ 2 and 4; 3 x 3 stamped with Bokeh Dots stamp in Bermuda Bay for dragonfly panel
Basic Black Cardstock – 3 ½ x 3 ½ for the dragonfly panel
Silver Foil Cardstock – 3 ½ x 3 ½ to die cut the dragonfly
Whisper White envelope
Ink
Bermuda Bay – to stamp the Bokeh Dots stamp on dragonfly panel; to stamp the dragonfly on the inside panel and envelope (optional)
Mint Macaron – to stamp the fern on the Bokeh dragonfly panel
Memento Black – to stamp the front and inside sentiments
Stamps   Other stamp options will be available
Dragonfly Dreams – to stamp the dragonfly and the front sentiment
Bokeh Dots – to stamp the dragonfly panel
Butterfly Basics (retired) – to stamp the fern on the dragonfly panel
Painted Harvest – to stamp the inside sentiment
Other
Organza Ribbon – 17” to wrap around the card
Detailed Dragonfly Dies - to cut the dragonfly
Sponge Daubers

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card and that it has inspired you to make your own pull-out card.  Please comment if you have any questions about the card, the Come Stamp With Me classes, or how to purchase Stampin' Up Products.  
Creatively Yours,   
Sher 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

CSWM Girl on the Beach Card

Sorry, I missed last week.  Both my husband and I ended up having health issues that had to be dealt with immediately.  I was busy resting and helping my husband with his health issues.  We are back on track, through taking better care of ourselves.

This is my second post for the August Come Stamp With Me "Fun Techniques" Class.  This was a great class and we all had fun.  This card was a hit and a favorite among the participants.  A couple of them talked about framing their card and using it as a home d├ęcor item.  I love when we can find multi purposes for the cards or projects we make.   I love this card and have made it in different ways a couple of times.  I hope you enjoy it too.



This card takes me to the beach on the Oregon Coast.
I can hear the birds and smell the ocean breezes.  It
makes me happy....  This is a 5 x 7 card using SU
Whisper White ( 6 3/4 x 4 3/4) to create the beach scene.

This card is made using the SU High Tide and Beautiful You
stamp sets. The first thing I stamped was the dancing
girl from the SU Beautiful You stamp set 
in Black Memento towards the left of the card.  
I then put a paper mask over her so she stood 
on her own without taking on the background colors.

The sand dune is created using two
of the sand & grass stamps from the SU High Tide
stamp set and SU Crumb Cake.  I added more color
to create texture.  I then added the seagrass in 
SU Soft Suede, mostly stamped off for a lighter
color, although you can see where I forgot to stamp off.
Some people liked the darker seagrass and didn't stamp off.
It is so much fun when people do their own creative ideas
and share them with others.  This happens a lot in the 
Come Stamp With Me Classes.  We are all there to 
support each other, be creative, and have fun!

Next, I created the sky and sea.  First, I used a piece
of scrap paper to create a mask for the sand dunes.
Using a sponge dauber and SU Balmy Blue ink,
I lightly laid a base for the sky and sea.  Go in a
circular pattern, starting off the edge of the paper.  
Lift off the dauber in some areas, you can see
it looks like soft clouds are in the sky.

Then, I used the water stamp from the SU High Tide
stamp set and SU Coastal Cabana ink to create the sea.  
Think about creating a horizon between the sky and sea. 
Then go for it, I stamped off in some areas and stamped 
full on in order to create texture and movement of the sea.
Just play with this until you get the look you like.

Then the last thing to stamp are the birds and 
any other sentiment you want to add in SU Soft Suede.  
Then using the sponge daubers and SU Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake
inks, edge the border of the beach scene. 

Remove the mask from the dancing girl and color in her 
dress and hat using SU Stampin' Blends.  I used Flirty Flamingo
and Pineapple Punch on this card.  The class participants went
wild and there were different designs and colors on every card.  
People loved sharing their ideas and then using someone else's 
creative idea.  We had polka dots, mixed colors, one red dress and one
purple dress.  They were all awesome.  I learn so much at these classes.

Now, the fun part...using SU Alphabet Dies, create a word of 
your choice, that is 5 letters or less.  Some examples are:
Smile, Happy, Dance, Love, Hugs, Thank, and on...  
You lay out the letters across the beach scene and
cut the word out using a Big Shot machine.

Adhere the Beach Scene layer to the Balmy Blue layer.
Using SU Dimensionals place each letter back into the 
negative space on the front layer.  I love this technique
and it can be done for many different cards.  You just
create a background or scene, die cut the word, stamp 
additional words, like the "You Are Loved" on the card.
I'm thinking of creating a Christmas Card using this technique.
What ideas do you have?  I would love to hear about them.

I apologize for not having photos of the inside of the card and 
the envelope.  On the inside, I recreated the sand dunes, leaving
a spot to add a die cut Adirondack chair using SU Wood Textures DSP
 and SU Seasonal Layers Thinlits Die.  

On the envelope, I created the sand dunes again to give a 
hint of what is inside the envelope. 


Supplies:
Paper
Crumb Cake Cardstock – 7 x 10, score @ 5 for card base (5x7)
Balmy Blue Cardstock – 6 7/8 x 4 7/8; front border layer
Whisper White Cardstock – two 6 ¾ x 4 ¾; one for front layer and one for inside layer
Wood Textures DSP – 2 ¼ x 1 7/8 to die cut the Adirondack Chair for inside layer
Stamping Mask Paper – stamp and cut out the dancing woman to use as a mask for the front layer
Scrap Paper to use as a mask for the sky and sea
5 x 7 envelope
 Ink
Memento Black to stamp dancing woman
Crumb Cake to stamp the sand dune and edge the panel
Soft Suede to stamp grass on the sand dune (stamp off); full color for the birds and sentiments on the front and inside (optional)
Balmy Blue to add the sky and base of sea, using a sponge dauber and to edge the front panel
Coastal Cabana to stamp in the sea, some stamped off and some full
Stampin’ Blends – Pineapple Punch for the hat on the woman with the Calypso Coral dress; Mango Melody for the hat with the Flirty Flamingo dress
Stamps
Blossoming Basket – “You Are Loved” Sentiment and Make A Difference – “Birthday”; there will be other options for you to select
Other
Alphabet Dies – to die cut word options; Happy, Smile, Thank, Dance, Hello, Life, Love, Hugs, or other 3-5 letter words.

Please make a comment if you have any questions about the card, Come Stamp With Me Classes, or how to order Stampin' Up products.  Have a creative day!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Come Stamp With Me - Animal Outing Puzzle Piece Card

Sorry, I missed my Thursday post.  This was due to a power outage right in the middle of creating my post.  Then, life was already scheduled and I didn't have time to come back to finish the post until today.  I hope you see this post and enjoy.

This is the first post for the August Come Stamp With Me Fun Techniques Class.  When I first saw the Animal Outing Stamp Set in April at the SU Regionals in Las Vegas, I fell in love with this stamp set.  This is the second card I have made using this stamp set for the Come Stamp With Me Classes.  I will post a photo below of the first Animal Outing card I made.  The first card "Wild About You" focused on the SU Animal Outing Stamp Set and the Animal Friends Thinlit Dies.  The Puzzle Piece  card took a different approach and focused on the Animal Expedition DSP.  There are so many different ways to use all the Animal Outing products.  They can be used for: birthdays, welcoming new baby's, friendship, congratulations, thank you, friendship, etc.  The ideas and possibilities are endless.

This is the card I designed for the June 2018 Come Stamp With Me class.  
Everyone fell in love with the stamp set.  There was a great
debate about which animal was the favorite.  Quite
frankly, I love them all.


 The sky was lightly colored in using a sponge dauber and 
SU Balmy Blue ink.  

The grass was a separate piece
randomly cut out and using a sponge dauber with
SU So Saffron, Lemon Lime Twist, and Old Olive inks
to create the grassy knoll.

The ground was a separate piece using
the SU Swirly Scribbles dies to cut the slope.
It was colored in using SU Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Inks
with a sponge dauber.

All the animals were stamped on Whisper White and 
then die cut, including the frog on the branch.
The Rhino was stamped in SU Basic Gray and colored
in using the SU Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends and 
Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Blends for the bird.

The Giraffe was stamped in SU Crumb Cake ink
and colored in using the Stampin' Blends of Daffodil 
Delight, Pineapple Punch, and Soft Suede.

The Kangaroo and Koala were stamped in SU
Soft Suede and colored in using Crumb Cake 
for the Kangaroo and Smoky Slate for the Koala.


This is the inside of the card made in June.  I 
love this frog on the branch.  This was stamped
in Memento Black and die cut. The frog and leaves 
were colored in using SU Old Olive Stampin' Blends and 
the branch with Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.  This 
is a fun card to make.  

And now, the card we made
in August.


This is a photo of both options for the card;
many people chose to make both.  The
design is the same, using different pieces
of the Animal Expedition DSP and different
color choices.  I love them both.



The card is a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 using SU 
Whisper White Thick for the card base.
The front background is stamped in SU
Crumb Cake ink on both cards using
SU Touches of Textures Stamp Set.

The front panel is SU Shaded Spruce and Berry Burst.
The scalloped circle is Shaded Spruce with
a Whisper White Puzzle Heart for the sentiment.



The front panel on this card is SU Lemon Lime Twist 
and Poppy Parade.  The scalloped circle is Lemon Lime Twist.

To make the Puzzle piece front panel cut a 
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of SU Whisper White Thick
cardstock and your choice of the 
Animal Expedition DSP.  Adhere the DSP
to the Whisper White Thick piece.  Using 
the Puzzle Pieces Dies cut this going only once through the 
Big Shot; don't come back, only one way!
This way the puzzle stays together.  If you want 
it to fall apart, then you will need to go through 
more than once.  I would only do this for 
someone who loves to put together puzzles.
Make the front layer panel and adhere to 
the front of the card.

For the Puzzle Heart, this will come apart and 
you will then adhere it to the front of 
the scalloped circle piece.  Then using SU
dimensionals adhere to the front panel of the card.

I don't have photos of the inside of the card or the envelope;
I did die cut some of the Animal Expedition DSP and 
adhered 3 cut pieces to the inside of the card
and the front of the envelope in a random 
pattern.  And since the DSP is double sided, I 
flipped some of the pieces to give a different look.



Supplies:

Paper

Whisper White Thick Cardstock – 4 ½ x 9, scored @ 4 ½ for the card base; 3 ½ x 3 ½ to place DSP on and die cut for the puzzle piece layer

Whisper White Cardstock – 2 ½ x 2 for front sentiment heart

Animal Expedition DSP – 3 ½ x 3 ½ for the puzzle piece layer; random puzzle pieces for inside of the card and envelope

Poppy Parade or Berry Burst Cardstock – 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ for the Puzzle Piece layer

Lemon Lime Twist or Shaded Spruce Cardstock – 4 x 4 for Puzzle Piece layer; 2 ½ x 2 ½ to die cut Layering Circles Scalloped sentiment piece

5 x 5 envelope

Ink

Memento Black to stamp front and inside sentiment

Crumb Cake to stamp background on front of the card

Stamps

Touches of Texture to stamp the background on the front of the card

Animal Outing for “Welcome Little One”

Eastern Beauty for “To Think of You is to Smile”

Other

Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies to cut the puzzle piece and sentiment piece

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Come Stamp With Me - Mini Silver Gable Gift Box Project

This is the last post for the July Come Stamp With Me Special Occasion Class.  I am a day late due to many conflicts and problems with saving the original post.  The Mini Gable Box used in this project comes in both Silver and Lustrous White.  The decorated Box can be used for a gift card, a small gift, special notes, or small treats.  It can be decorated however you like; let your creativity imagine what you can do using this as a sample.  This project is decorated to go along with the theme of Special Occasion Cards.  Below are photos of the two options offered in the class and the Supply List.




This photo shows the front of each Mini Gable
Gift Box.  The box on the left is for an engagement,
wedding shower, or wedding gift.  The box on the 
right is more general and can be used for most
special occasions.


This photo shows the back of each box using a 
different decoration.


This photo shows a closer view of the front of 
the gift box.  The flowers are stamped using 
SU Petal Palette and die cut using the Petals &
More Thinlits to die cut them.  The flowers are 
colored using SU Stampin' Blends - Petal Pink,
Light & Dark for the flowers and Old Olive,
Light & Dark for the leaves.
The Whisper White sentiment piece and the 
Grapefruit Grove & Powder Pink hearts 
are die cut using the Stitched Labels Framelits.


This is the back of the same box, again using the
large floral corner and 2 small floral sprigs.  The
silver ornamental piece used on the front and back
of the gift box is made with SU Silver Foil Paper
and die cut using the Petal & More Thinlits.



This is the front of the second option for the box.
The paper used to decorate both boxes is
SU Petal Promenade DSP.  One piece is cut at 
6 3/4 x 2, scored @ 1/4, 4 1/2, & 6 1/2.  The
1/4 tab on each end is meant to overlap the 
edge.  The second piece of DSP is cut at 6 x 2,
scored @ 4.  This piece is adhered starting at
the corner of the 1/4 overlap, then goes around
the side and to the second 1/4 overlap, which
gives the appearance of a seamless piece of paper.


This is the back of the second gift box, decorated 
using the silver ornamental piece and the two
small flower sprigs.  The flowers on this box are 
colored using SU Stampin' Blends Lovely Lipstick,
Light & Dark for the flowers and Old Olive,
Light & Dark for the leaves.

What ideas do you have for decorating the Mini Gable Box?
Think about special occasions and holidays; or just 
because you want someone to know you care.  Have Fun!!


Supply List:

1 SU Silver Mini Gable Box
SU Petal Promenade DSP (1 @ 6 3/4 x 2 and 1 @ 6 x 2)
SU Silver Foil Paper to die cut the 2 ornamental pieces
SU Whisper White Cardstock to stamp and die cut the floral pieces and the sentiment piece
SU Grapefruit Grove and Powder Pink scraps to die cut the hearts
SU Petal Palette Stamp Set - floral pieces
SU Petals & More Thinlits to die cut floral pieces and silver ornamental pieces
SU Stitched Labels Framelits to die cut the sentiment piece and hearts

If you want more information about the Come Stamp With Me Monthly Classes or how to purchase any of the Stampin' Up products, please leave a comment and I will get back to you.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Floral Sympathy or Wedding Special Occasion Card

This is the third card from the July Come Stamp With Me Special Occasions Card Class.  This card like all the other cards from this class can be used for a variety of special occasions; birthday, retirement, anniversary, wedding, sympathy, thinking of you, thank you, friend, etc.  Let your creative mind think of all the possibilities you can create.  I encourage people to use my card designs for inspiration and then make changes to make it your own design.  I was actually inspired by Mikela, another Demonstrator for this card.  I made only a few changes to her card.  Or you can use my samples and instructions to make the same card.  What is most important is to have fun and be creative.  Enjoy!


When Stampin' Up introduced their new color
revamp in June, I fell in love with Soft Sea Foam,
which is the card base for this card.  It is a very
soft green shade and hard to see in photos. The 
sentiment layer is die cut with the Petals & More Dies
using SU Shimmery White cardstock. 
The sentiment option, Congratulations, can be 
used for many different occasions; graduation,
promotion, new job, engagement, or any of the 
occasions mentioned above.


The right corner of both cards are made using 
SU Shimmery White cardstock and SU Springtime
Die Cuts.  It is adhered to the card using a 
Tombow Mini Dot runner.  The flowers are
die cut from the Springtime floral corner
using SU Flirty Flamingo and SU Powder Pink
cardstock.  The leaves are punched with the
Leaf Punch using SU Soft Sea Foam cardstock (2)
and SU Vellum paper (3).  The card is further
enhanced by using SU Artisan Pearls.


This is the inside of the card with 1 vellum leaf, 1 
flirty flamingo flower, and 1 powder pink flower.
There is no inside sentiment to leave the option open
for you to decide if you want a sentiment or want it
blank to write a special message.


Supplies:
Soft Sea Foam Cardstock - 5 ½ x 8 ½, scored @ 4 ¼ for the card base; scrap piece to punch 2 leaves for the front of the card
Whisper White Cardstock – 5 ¼ x 4 for the inside panel
Shimmery White Cardstock – ¼ of a sheet to die cut Springtime Floral for the front of the card and the sentiment label for the front
Vellum Paper – ¼ of a sheet to punch 4 leaves, 3 for the front of the card and 1 for the inside of the card
Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo Cardstock – ¼ of a sheet to die cut 2 flowers in each color for the front and inside of the card
Whisper White Envelope
Memento Black Tuxedo, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink & Soft Sea Foam Inks to stamp the sentiments and flowers on the envelope
Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set – Congratulations for front sentiment and alternative sentiments will be provided for inside sentiment
Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set – With Love & Sympathy for front sentiment and alternative sentiments for the front
Perennial Birthday Stamp Set – Flower and Leaf for the envelope
Artisan Pearls for front of the card
Springtime Impressions and Petals and More Dies  
Leaf Punch
Tombow Glue, Tombow Mono Dots Runner, silicone mat, glue dots, mini and regular dimensionals

I hope you like this card and are inspired to be creative making your own Special Occasion Cards.  If you have any questions about the card, my monthly classes, or how to purchase Stampin' Up products, please leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Creatively yours,

Sher