A “Beautifully Baroque” and “Mixed Bunch” Birthday! – Stampin’ Up!

The card I have created for you today features the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder and the Mixed Bunch stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  It is not only beautiful, but also very quick!  The best of both worlds for this busy mom and teacher!  If you enjoy this card, please leave me a comment.  I would love to hear what you think.  On March 31st, I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a beautiful handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

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This card is loosely based on the Freshly Made Sketches #124.

I began my card by cutting a panel of Whisper White stock, which I dry embossed using the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder and my Big Shot.  Then I cut my panel into thirds and adhered them to a Whisper White card base using  SNAIL adhesiveleaving about 1/8″ of space between the three panels.

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Next, I cut a thin strip of card stock and adhered a length of Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim to it using SNAIL.  I layered that at the bottom of my embossed panels, then I stamped my flower from the Mixed Bunch stamp set on whisper white card stock using my Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut it out using the Blossom Punch.  For the center of my flower, I stamped a small medallion from the stamp set with the same ink on Strawberry Slush card stock.  The medallion was punched using the 7/8″ scalloped circle punch and layered on top of the flower using Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished with a Basic Pearl Jewel Accent.  I used my Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item available FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st) to cut out two small banners and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the card behind the flower.

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I finished my card by stamping the “Happy Birthday Wishes” greeting from the Simply Sketched stamp set (Hostess Reward Item) in the bottom corner of the card.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure I got the placement just right.  I just love that tool!  

As you can see, this card was very simple to make, but elegant none-the-less.  If you enjoyed my post, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am working on building up my blog following and could use your help in getting the word out!  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card in the mail!

If you would like to order the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder or the Mixed Bunch  stamp set or any of the other beautiful products featured in this card, please click here to shop in my online store.  Remember you can earn the Banner Punch
 for FREE (Sale-a-bration item) with a $50 purchase.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, and the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! February 25 – March 3

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 3.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch (125537); Simply Sketched (Hostess Item – 129672)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder (130917); Blossom Punch (125603); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404); Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item)

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247); Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim (130023)

Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730) card base – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, 3-3/4″ x 4″ panel (cut into thirds), 1/4″ x 4″ strip (to adhere ribbon), one flower (blossom punch); Strawberry Slush (131295) – small round medallion (7/8″ scalloped circle punch), two banners (banner punch)

Markers & Ink:  Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad (131178)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

 

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Life is Wonderful with Perfect Pennants and Mixed Bunch from Stampin’ Up!

My card today was created using the Perfect Pennants, Mixed Bunch, and Flower Shop stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  It also features the Modern Mosaic and Decorative Dots (Sale-a-bration item) embossing folders.  The Decorative Dots embossing folder is one of my favorite items available FREE with a $50 purchase through March 31st!  There are just so many things you can create with that cute design.  So, if you love this card and want to get some of the supplies, now is a great time.  For your convenience, I have hyperlinked the names of products to my online store… just click and you’ll be on your way to creating this beautiful card too!

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I started my creation by cutting panels of Whisper WhiteCoastal Cabana and So Saffron card stock.  Next, I dry embossed the Coastal Cabana and So Saffron panels using the Modern Mosaic and Decorative Dots embossing folders using my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine.  Then, I added some Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim to the top of the yellow panel with SNAIL adhesive.  I used the Adorning Accents Edgelits to cut a scalloped strip of Whisper White card stock, and I used a small hole punch to create a hole at each scallop to give my trim an eyelet lace effect.  Finally, I  adhered it to the bottom of the Coastal Cabana panel and layered all of my panels on a  Basic Gray card base.

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Once the foundation for my card was finished, it was time to embellish it with a lovely flower and my card greeting.  I chose the “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful” sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) for my greeting.  I love this one because it can be used for many different occasions.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock using the Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Padthen I cut it out using the 3rd smallest Banner Framelits Die.   (Remember, the Perfect Pennants stamp set and Banner Framelits Dies can be purchased together as a bundle for 15% off the regular price. Available in wood mount or clear mount bundles.)

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After stamping the greeting, I used a sponge dauber to apply ink to the edges of my banner for a little added contrast.  I attached a brad from the Vintage Trinkets accents and elements  set to the top of the banner and stuck it to the front of my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped two round medallions using my  Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad and inked around the edges after I cut them out.  Then I attached one of them to the bottom of the banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I set the other one aside to use on the inside of my card later.

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For my flower, I used my So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad to stamp a large flower using the Mixed Bunch stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) and a small flower using the Flower Shop stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  Then I punched out the flowers using the Blossom Punch and the Pansy Punch.  (The Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy Punch are available as a bundle for 15% discount off the regular price.  Available in  wood mount and clear mount).

The leaves of the flower were stamped using the leaf stamp from the  Secret Garden stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) and my Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I inked up my leaf stamp and then stamped it twice without re-inking between stamps.  This gave my design some added dimension and contrast.  Then I used the Secret Garden Framelits Dies to cut out the leaf images.

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Finally, I attached my leaves with Glue Dots and layered my flowers using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The center of the flower was finished by adding a large pearl from the Basic Pearls Jewel Accents.

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I finished the inside of my card by adding a panel of Whisper White card stock with a strip of So Saffron card stock along the bottom.  I brushed Coastal Cabana ink along the bottom edge of the trim using a sponge dauber to give it some extra contrast.  Then I attached the second medallion I created earlier to the center of the yellow strip using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you have enjoyed my share today.  I certainly enjoyed creating it.  I just love the color combination.  I know that someone special will enjoy receiving it at just the right moment.

If you would like to order the Perfect Pennants, Mixed Bunch, or Flower Shop stamp sets and earn the Decorative Dots embossing folder for FREE (Sale-a-bration item), please click here to shop in my online store.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, and the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! February 18-24

Here are the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 17.

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Clearance Rack Updated!

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Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack in the online store!  I saw some punches, dies, card stock, DSP and embellishments at great deals.  And Clearance Rack items count toward your merchandise total for Sale-a-bration items!!  So click here to head over and start shopping now!  Clearance Rack deals are only available while supplies last.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants (133230); Mixed Bunch (125537); Flower Shop (130942); Secret Garden (129144)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Banner Framelits Dies (132173); Secret Garden Framelits Dies (129372); Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984); Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595); Blossom Punch (125603); Pansy Punch (130698); Decorative Dots Embossing Folder  (Sale-A-Bration item available FREE with $50 purchase until March 31, 2014)

Embellishments: Basic Pearl Jewel Accents (119247); Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim (130024); Vintage Trinkets Accents & Elements – Brad (118764)

Card Stock:  Basic Gray (121044) – 4-14″ x 11″ card base; Whisper White (100730) – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ panels (front and inside of card),  one greeting (Banners Collection Framelits), strip for Adorning Accents Edgelits trim, two flowers, two leaves, two small medallions; Coastal Cabana (130024) – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel; So Saffron (105118) – 3-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ panel, and 1/4″ x 3-3/4″ strip for inside of card.

Markers & Ink:  Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad (126981); So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad (126957); Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad (131175); Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad (131180)

Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Sponge Daubers (102892)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683)