Monday, June 26, 2017

Floral Die Cut Trio of Cards

Hello and welcome back to my blog!

Today I am sharing a trio of cards using the Designer Floral Thinlits dies from Stampin' Up!  I love using this die set and, after creating the wedding card for last Saturday's Seashore Stampers Blog Hop, I carried on creating some more cards.  I added greetings from the Banners for You, You're Delightful and Floral Phrases stamp sets from Stampin' Up!  Enjoy!

Die cut card trio

Card #1

Inside of card #1

Card #2

Close-up of card #2

Inside card #2

Card #3

Close-up of card #3

Inside of card #3

Have a wonderful week and see you next time!
Happy Inky Smiles!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Tips & Tricks to recreat the cards:
Wild Wasabi cardstock: 2 pieces 11" x 4 1/4" (so one sheet cut in half)
Pear Pizzaz cardstock: 1 piece 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Berry Burst cardstock: 11" x 4 1/4" (for all three card front die cuts)
Very Vanilla: 3 pieces 5 1/4" x 4" (die cut edges of two pieces along the short 4" side)
Scrap of Gold Glimmer paper (3" x 3/4" or 1/2")
Scrap of cardstock vellum (3" x 3/4" or 1/2" (CUT THIS DOWN AFTER YOU HAVE STAMPED YOUR IMAGE!)
Long scrap of Very Vanilla cardstoc 1/4" wide (for greeting on two of the cards)
1.  Fold all three card bases in half.
2.  Taking the Berry Burst cardstock piece, die cut the three pieces by using the short and long dies at each end of the cardstock and the recutting the dies with the left over piece of cardstock.  You will have to watch so you don't run out of cardstock! Do a dry run first!
3.  Dry emboss the two Wild Wasabi pieces using embossing folder of your choice.  I used the new Layered Leaves on one and Petal Burst on the other.
4.  Now glue your die cut pieces to the fronts of your card bases as shown in photo.
5.  For the Pear Pizzaz card you will cut notches into the ends of the Gold Glimmer strip and then, after you have stamped your greeting onto the scrap of vellum with the Berry Burst Ink, you will heat set with the clear embossing powder and heat gun.
6.  Cut the vellum strip down to size and notch each end.
7.  Glue down the notched Gold Glimmer strip onto card and then the vellum strip on top with Multipurpose glue.
8.  Embellish the card front using Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
9.  For the remaining two cards, take a 15" strip of Lace Trim and tie around the card.  Before you tie each final knot, take a strip of 4" or 3 1/2" strip of Mini Gold Sequin Trim and trap inside the final knot.
10.  Attach either Pearl Basic Jewels or Gold Faceted Gems to the ends of the Gold Mini Sequin Trim to finish off the ends.
11.  Stamp mini birthday greeting twice onto scrap 1/4" strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Cut apart and attach one piece to each of the two cards as shown in photo.
12.  Now all you have left to do is stamp the insides of your card pieces and die cut just the ends of two Very Vanilla pieces.  See photos for details.
13.  Don't forget to stamp your envelopes.
You are done all three cards and they are ready for giving!

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!