Saturday, June 24, 2017

June Blog Hop - Wedding Card - Lacey Floral Phrases

Hello, and welcome to the Seashore Stampers' Blog Hop for June.  Our theme this month is "wedding" and were all busily creating something wonderful.  I hope you enjoy the hop as you visit all of our blogs and maybe you too find some inspiration.

I made this card keeping in mind the bride and groom's color scheme: Coral, navy and off white.  You can easily change up the colors to match the wedding colors of your intended recipients.

Front of closed card

Card with band removed

Close-up of card and band

Inside of card

Blessings to you and yours.

Now you can go either forward or back on the blog hop:



Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Tips and Tricks to recreate this card:
Shimmery White Cardstock for lacey die cut: 11" x 4 1/4"
Calypso Coral Cardstock for inside of card: 5 1/4" x 4"
Very Vanilla cardstock mat: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Scrap of Calypso Coral cardstock for punching the Pretty Label (x2)
Scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock for punching 1 1/4" circle
1. Score Shimmery White Cardstock at 3 1/2" along the long side at one end and then 2" at the other end.
2. Using your Detaild Floral Thinlits, die cut the pieces as shown in photo.
3.  Score the die cut card base.
4. Fold the Calypso Coral cardstock in half and glue to back inside of Shimmery White die cut card base.
5.  Stamp images from the Floral Phrases stamp set using Calpyso Coral ink and then glue to inside of the Calypso Coral card base.
6.  Punch out two pieces of the Pretty Label punch from Calypso Coral cardstock.
7.  Stamp wedding greeting with Calypso Coral Ink onto Very Vanilla scrap and then punch out with your 1 1/4" punch.
8. Place one Pretty Label punched piece over closed opening of the card and wrap a length of the 1/8" Gold ribbon from back to front overlapping ribbon at the center of the punched shape.  I used Fast Fuse to hold the ribbon in place (make sure to give the ribbon enough ease to be easily removed from the card so it opens but not so loose that the label doesn't hold the card closed.
9.  Glue the second Pretty Label punched shape over the first label shape, which now covers the ribbon ends.
10.  Glue your inked 1 1/4" punched circle to the center of the Pretty Label shape.
11.  Make a double bowed ribbon detail using a fork and glue your bow to the top of the greeting.
12. Attach Pearl Basic Jewels and the Gold Faceted Gems to the card as shown in photos.
Now you are ready to give this card to the bride and groom on their wedding day! Cheers! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Berry and Fig Thank You Notes

Hello stampers.
I had busy week, how was yours?
My post is short and sweet this time and so it the card idea.

A quick and fun one to make, this card is a lovely design. I give thanks to one of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators for the idea: Thanks MiRan!  

The best thing about this design: you can make it in any color combination you wish and by switching out the greetings, well: you have a very versatile card base indeed!  Above you see two color combinations in the notecard size and one color combination in the in full size card version, which I made in landscape position. Pretty neat, don't you think? 

Close-up of regular sized card

Close-up of notecard using Fresh Fig Incolor

Close-up of Berry Burst color combo in notecard size.

Close-up showing details - vary to your heart's content!

Have a really great week!
Happy inky stampin' smiles

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Tips and Tricks to recreate the cards:
Very Vanilla cardbase:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (or, if making notecard size, use one of the Stampin' Up! Notecard and envelope sets: you get 20 cards and envelopes - catalogue code item is 144236)
Cardstock color strip in your choice of color: 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" for large card size; or 4 3/4"x 1 1/2" strip for notecard size.
Scrap of Very Vanilla to punch out circle in either 2 1/4" for regular sized card (or 2" circle punch for notecard size.
5" length of Very Vanilla lace trim
1. Create your cardbase by folding your Very Vanilla cardstock/notecard in half.
2.  Emboss your colored cardstock strip using your embossing folder (I used the Oh My Stars for these cards).
3.  Glue the embossed strip to the card base.
4.  Stamp your greeting of choice onto scrap piece of Very Vanilla carstock and punch out using either the 2 1/4" punch (for full sized card), or 2" punch for the notecard size. (for the full sized version, I also sponged the edges of the circle using a piece of sponge.
5.  Fold the ribbon in half and secure to back of punched out circle. 
6.  Attach the circle to the card base as shown in photos above using Stampin' Dimensionals.
7.  Attach the Bitty Bow to the top of the circle.
8.  Attach the Gold Faceted Gems/Pearl Basic Jewels/Metallic Sequins as desired.
9.  Stamp on your envelope.
You are done! Now that was easy, wasn't it?  Go ahead a make a few more using colors you love to play with.  See you again next week!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Eastern Folded Beauty Notecard

Hello fellow stampers!
Welcome, and I hope today's post gives you another creative idea to work with.
My card was adapted from a very neat video tutorial I watched a while ago on Splitcoast Stampers, which I want to share with you.  Please watch it here.   

Card front - unique fold

I wanted to try a different style of card because a few of my stamping friends are trying out uniquely folded cards.  So this is my inspiration using, again, my present favourite stamp set from Stampin' Up!: Eastern Beauty!  I hope you give it a try as well! Once I got the folding/scoring down, the card came together quite easily.
Close-up of card front

Inside of card

Back of card - couldn't just let it stay plain!
Enjoy your week everyone!
Happy inky smiles

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:

Tips and Tricks to recreate this card (and following the video tutorial link above):
Tranquil Tide cardstock for card base:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2" 
Peekaboo Peach cardstock:  4 1/4" x 2 1/2"
Whisper White cardstock: 2 pieces 2 3/4" (one for front and one for back of card; and one piece 4 1/4" x 2 1/2" for inside of card.
1. Follow the well-explained video tutorial to get your cardstock base folded into the card base.
2. Using the stamps in the Eastern Beauty Stamp set, ink up the flower shape with Tranquil Tide ink and stamp onto the two square pieces of Whisper White cardstock.
3.  Stamp the Peekaboo Peach cardstock piece as shown in photo with Peekaboo Peach ink and the greeting in Tranquil Tide ink.
4. Stamp the remaining Whisper White cardstock rectangle as desired - this is for the inside of your card.  I stamped the corners with Peekaboo Peach.
5.  Glue all your inked pieces onto your cardbase.
6.  Add the largest basic pearls onto the card front as shown.
7.  Decorate your envelope as desired.
Whoo-hoo!  Enjoy your card creation - you did great!