Jar of Flowers for Mother’s Day

It’s pretty obvious who this card was given to today. My mother is a wonderful woman that is always there for me. I love her tremendously! She bought me the Jar of Love bundle for Christmas last year, so I thought it would be fun to use it for her. Yellow, green and blue are her favorite colors and I threw a splash of pink in there for good measure. It was a little time consuming with all the die cutting, but she is totally worth it!

Jar of Flowers for Mother's Day

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Stack
Ink:  Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Pool Party Ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Everyday Jars Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

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Battle of the Pearls vs. Rhinestones

There are a lot of card samples roaming the internet where people used Basic Jewels for the lights on the marquee. I couldn’t decide which to use, so I made 3 cards – one using medium pearls, one with medium rhinestones and one with large rhinestones. Hunter’s vote is for the pearls. I’m battling between the medium rhinestones and pearls. What do you think?  Regardless of which one you prefer, I think we can all agree that the 3 In Colors I used are absolutely ice-cream delicious! Look closely and you may see the shimmery Wink of Stella on the “It’s Your” and the two sparkles, too.

Battle of the Pearls vs. Rhinestones

Stamp Set:  Marquee Messages
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools:  Sparkle Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Blushing Valentine

I wanted to give my Stampin’ Club members sweet little Valentine goodies to thank them for being in my club. I realized the sentiment “You’re the sweetest” from the Sale-a-Bration set Tasty Trucks was perfect! I kept it soft and sweet with the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper in the background. Hunter told me a great tip when it comes to using embellishments like the little pearls. She said that our eyes find it more visually appealing when things are in the shape of a triangle. So, when I added the pearls, I put them into a triangular layout…and I think she’s right!  It gives it a great balance.  I used punches for the sentiment and the tag top, framelits for the circle and thinlits for the hearts. Punching and die cutting makes everything easy and fun, the only thing left to do was to put a couple yummy cookies into cellophane bags and attach the tags!

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Stamp Set: Tasty Trucks
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Falling in Love
Ink:  Blushing Bride
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon, Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  Classic Label Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot

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Falling for Dragonfly Dreams

I finally received my Stampin’ Up preorder with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle! Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE DRAGONFLIES!  In fact, that is the theme in my living room and I even have a framed display of 4 real ones (purchased prior to me becoming vegan, LOL). As you can guess, the second I saw there were dragonflies in the 2017 Occasions catalog, it was over! I also bought the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. It’s marketed in the catalog with the wedding themed items, but it is soft and beautiful with the dragonflies. I have fallen in love with it!

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I stamped the detailed dragonfly stamp in Versamark on Vellum cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. After die cutting it out, the wings curled up a LOT. So I decided to use the dragonfly framelit die to cut a matching one out to glue behind the vellum. The large dragonflies and the sentiment banners are popped up with dimensionals. This makes my heart happy!

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Stamp Set:  Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Vellum, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Falling in Love
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Versamark
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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Flourishing Sympathies

I unfortunately needed to make a few sympathy cards. I decided to make all 3 with the same layout. All the stunning dies are from the Flourish Thinlits collection.  They are beautifully detailed and the Big Shot Die Brush works wonders with removing all the little cut out pieces. The Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder creates a nice, subtle background that doesn’t detract from the flowers and sentiment.  I mixed up the color schemes on each one. Which do you like the most?

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Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Perfect Plum
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread
Tools:  Triple Banner Punch, Layering Ovals Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Woodgrain TIEF, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

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Flourishing Love

I have a business conference to attend about 4 hours away from home. I thought it would be nice to remind my daughter that I’ll miss her and I’m only a phone call or text away. I love the subtleness of using vellum for the butterflies and using the pearls for the body. To make it extra special, I used some DSP to make a matching envelope. I just love these colors together. So soft and pretty. The phrases in Flourishing Phrases are so diverse and they have such a lovely font.  I had decided to purchase this set in wood mount so I can easily use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure I stamp the words straight. I don’t seem to have the ability to stamp words straight just by eye-balling it. It is a wonderful tool that I turn to time and time again.  So, without further adieu, here’s the card I made for Miss Hunter:

Flourishing Love

Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon*, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Papers: Blooms & Bliss DSP, Botanical Gardens Vellum Stack*
Ink: Island Indigo
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon*
Tools:  Bitty Butterfly Punch, Small Oval Punch*, Small Scallop Oval Punch*, Envelope Punch Board, Stamp-a-ma-jig

*retired product

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Soft Sympathy

I debated on whether I should share today’s card with you, as it does include non-Stampin’ Up! items. I finally decided I would, though, because I do occasionally use other products.  I know you won’t be mad at me, right? This sympathy card is nicely balanced with clean lines and soft colors and makes a beautifully simple sympathy card.

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Stamp Set: Rose Wonder
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer Specialty Paper: Perfectly Artistic*
Ink: Soft Sky
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Long & Long Scallop Rectangles, Memory Box Chloe Stem, Big Shot, Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush.

*retired Sale-a-Bration product

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