Swirls of Tulips!

Hello, Stampers! It’s a sunny day here in northern Minnesota. Even though it’s cold outside, the sun through the windows brings some heat. Spring is aaaalllllllmost around the corner. This week, I continue to share cards made with the Flowering Tulips bundle.

First, I cut a card base from Basic White cardstock. I then cut a panel Basic Black cardstock at 5 1/4″ x 4″ from one of the DSP papers. I cut another panel from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (found as a host set in the annual catalog) to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8.” The next layer was in Basic White cardstock, cropped from the Scalloped Contours dies on which I then began to build my tulip bouquet.

I used the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Papers from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. The papers are so fun, and come in 6 x 6″ sheets. I cut out the pieces to make three tulips, and also some leaves and stems from Old Olive cardstock.

The assembly of the tulips is quite easy, once you get the hang of it. I watched a tutorial online, and really enjoyed putting the three different-sized tulips together. Take a look at this brief video by Sandy McCullough, who explains it so well!

I then stamped a sentiment from the Flowering Tulips stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a scrap of white paper and used another die from the Scalloped Contours die to cut it out. I popped it up on the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished with some Iridescent Jewels, and I was done! Such fun!

Take a look at this fun video to give you an even better overview of the beautiful Flowering Fields Suite!

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Give the tulips a try — you’ll use them over and over again! Click on any products below to shop with me!

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Mary

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Flowering Fields in Rich Razzleberry

Hello, friends — we have a windy Wednesday going on, and the snow on the ground is blowing around. I’m planning on staying inside! How is the weather in your neck of the woods? This week I continue to show you a few projects from the new Flowering Tulips bundle. My card today features the beautiful Flowering Fields Designer Series Papers and the stamp set Flowering Tulips.

First, I cut a card base from Basic White cardstock. I then cut a panel Rich Razzleberry cardstock at 5 1/4″ x 4″. The two panels of Flowering Fields Designer Series Papers were cut at about 2 1/4 x 4 1/2, and 2″ by 4″. You can make them as wide and long as you’d like, depending on how much pattern you want on the card front. Before adhering those two panels in place, I used a Heart & Home doily, flipped over, so it’s showing its white side. I cut it in half, and tucked it under a panel, then adhered all to the card front.

I used the Flowering Tulips stamp set to stamp a sentiment on a white scrap of cardstock. I cropped it using a circle-shaped die from the Beautiful Shapes Dies and popped it up onto the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. These dies are so great, and will be a staple in my craft room. Check out these cool shapes, including the hexagons – yay!

I finished the card with a double bow from white baker’s twins and some new Iridescent Jewels. I just love the Rich Razzleberry tones!

Take a look at this fun video to give you an even better overview of the beautiful Flowering Fields Suite!

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Give the tulips a try — you’ll use them over and over again! Click on any products below to shop with me!

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Happy Stampin’!

Mary

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Beautiful Tulips for a Mystery Card

We had a Mystery Stamping Weekend over at the Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page, and we had so much fun! Lots of great cards, and I love how they all turn out uniquely. Here was my card, based on the instructions I gave the gang members:

I’ll simply include the photos I created with the instructions and measurements, so you can create your own version.

The Flowering Fields DSP is new in the 2022 January-June Mini Catalog, and it’s so fun to work with. Both patterned papers I chose are from these 12 x 12″ papers.

Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper

The Flowering Tulips bundle provides so many options for a papercrafter. Notice that all the tulips in this card were created with just the dies and cardstock. However, if you add in the beautiful stamp set, the possibilities are numerous! Such fun for spring and Easter. And the sentiments are so lovely — you’ll be using them all year!

Flowering Tulips Bundle

The Special Moments stamp set, from which I chose my sentiment, is a Sale-A-Bration free item with an order of $100.

There are SO many great sentiments in this set!

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Click on any products below to shop with me!

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Mary

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Tulips & Doilies for a Pretty and Feminine Combo!

Hello, Stampers! I hope you are enjoying your Monday so far. This week is going to feature a few projects from a new bundle! I made a card today that included a pretty new doily from the Heart & Home Doilies, featuring the Flowering Tulips bundle:

First, I cut a card base from Basic White cardstock. I then cut a panel Basic Grey cardstock at 5 1/4″ x 4″ from one of the DSP papers. All the back sides of the papers are wood grains in neutrals shades of grays, black, and whites — love it! I cut the wood grain paper to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8.” I then adhered a Basic Grey Doily toward the top of the card.

My next job was to create the tulips, and I used the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Papers from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. The papers are so fun, and come in 6 x 6″ sheets. I cut out the pieces to make three tulips, and also some leaves and stems.

The assembly of the tulips is quite easy, once you get the hang of it. I watched a tutorial online, and really enjoyed putting the three different-sized tulips together. Take a look at this brief video by Sandy McCullough, who explains it so well!

I then stamped a sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a scrap of white paper and used a circle die from the new Beautiful Shapes dies to crop it out. I used a retired ribbon in Flirty Flamingo to add a bow, and three 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to finish it off!

Take a look at this fun video to give you an even better overview of the beautiful Flowering Fields Suite!

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Give the tulips a try — you’ll use them over and over again! Click on any products below to shop with me!

It’s Sale-A-Bration time, so don’t forget that when you shop in January and February, you can choose from an array of FREE products for every $50 and $100 you spend! IN ADDITION, Use this Host Code when you make an online order over $50, and get an ADDITIONAL free gift from me! It’s a Win-Win!

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Happy Stampin’!

Mary

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SU!’s Paper Pumpkin WAS rather PUNNY…

I had a ton of PUN completing the December Paper Pumpkin Kit. It never hurts to have a little laughter, light-heartedness, and humor sprinkled into your schedule. There were nine cards altogether — here were some of the cards I designed:

Awesome, huh? What fun to send to friends and family!

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Although we don’t know exactly what each month’s kit will contain, we always get clues. The February Paper Pumpkin kit is sure to be a SAFARI CELEBRATION!

This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!

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A Heartfelt Thank-You Card

I used the Amazing Thanks dies and the beautiful Heart & Home Designer Series Papers to create a soft and pretty thank-you card. Thanks to Crafty Cards by Amanda for the inspiration.

First, I cut a card base from Basic White cardstock. I then cut a panel of Fresh Freesia cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and a panel from one of the DSP papers. All the backs sides of the papers are wood grains in neutrals shades of grays, black, and whites — love it! I cut the wood grain paper to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8.”

I then chose four patterns from the beautiful Heart & Home papers. With two patterns, I cut two strips at 1 1/2″ by approximately 4 1/2″ and 1 1/2″ by 4″. It’s really up to you how long you want to make them. I chose the other two patterns for my circle. The two circles are the same size, slightly offset, and are from the retired Stitched Shapes dies. I then assembled all the layers onto the card. Here are the beautiful papers you can choose from in this set:

Heart & Home Designer Series Papers

I then used the Amazing Thanks dies to make the THANKS lettering in Fresh Freesia and Basic White. The two layers of the letters are so pretty! Here are the dies:

I adhered the lettering to the card, and then added a couple of Pastel Pearls to finish.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Click on any products below to shop with me!

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Mary

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A Cute and Easy Banner Card!

I just love the beautiful Heart & Home Designer Series Papers, and I saw a cute banner card by SU! Artisan Tammy Wilson, and wanted to try it. It actually needed very few supplies, and was so fun to make!

I cut a card base panel from one of the backs of the papers, which are all wood grains in neutrals shades of grays, black, and whites. Love it! I then chose from five of the patterns from the beautiful Heart & Home papers, each cut about an inch wide, and two inches long. I then hand-cut banner edges at the bottom of each one. Here are the beautiful papers you can choose from in this set:

Heart & Home Designer Series Papers

I took a larger needle, and made two holes in each banner piece, and then simply ‘sewed’ the pieces together and tied a knot at each end.

The sentiment is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut diagonals at each end, popping it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a little bling in the form of the 2021-23 In Color Jewels. That was it! Simple and quick!

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Click on any products below to shop with me!

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Mary

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Amazing Silhouettes, II!

Yesterday, I featured one of my favorite products from the brand new 2022 January-June Mini Catalog — a stamp set called Amazing Silhouettes. The four larger stamps in the set create negative space that results in a striking effect. Today, I’m focusing on a different stamp from that set….the butterfly silhouette.

The butterfly is one of these four stamps:

Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set

For my project, I started with a card base of Basic White. I embossed a panel of Pale Papaya cardstock of 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ with the 3D Embossing folder and adhered it to the card base. I took a panel of Soft Succulent cardstock, cut at 2 3/4″ x 5″, and a panel of Whisper White at 2 1/2″ x 4 3/4.” Onto the white panel, I stamped three butterflies, starting in the middle: one in Pale Papaya, one in Flirty Flamingo, one in Soft Succulent. I adhered the white panel to the Soft Succulent panel.

I adhered some Pale Papaya 3/8″ ribbon to the back of the Soft Succulent panel before popping it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the card base. I then stamped a sentiment from Happy & Heartfelt on a small banner piece from the Tasteful Labels Dies in Soft Succulent, and adhered it to the front.

I finished with a little bling from the 2021-23 Jewels. I hope you enjoyed my card today. Click on any products below to shop with me!

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Mary

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A Beautiful Silhouette!

One of my favorite products from the brand new 2022 January-June Mini Catalog is a unique stamp set called Amazing Silhouettes. The four larger stamps in the set create negative space that results in a striking effect.

Isn’t it “amazing?” (See what I did there?) Here’s the lovely stamp set:

This card is a CASE from Michelle Laliberte Quinno, a fellow Stampin’ Pal. I just loved it, and needed a sympathy for a friend of ours, sadly enough. For my project, I started with a card base of Very Vanilla, and then added a panel of Soft Succulent, measured at 5 1/2 by 4 1/4″, and embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. Next, I cut a panel of Crumb Cake at 3″ by 4 3/4″, and then cut a Very Vanilla piece at 2 3/4″ by 4 1/2.” I used a Soft Succulent Ink Pad to stamp the tree image on the Vanilla panel and adhered it to the Crumb Cake.

I wrapped some natural-colored baker’s twine around both panels, and then adhered to the card base. I then used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the sentiment and punched it out — any sentiment punch will do – fast and easy. I popped it up using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and I was done!

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Click on any products below to shop with me! I can’t wait to hear what you love the most!

It’s Sale-A-Bration time, so don’t forget that when you shop in January and February, you can choose from an array of FREE products for every $50 and $100 you spend! IN ADDITION, Use this Host Code when you make an online order over $50, and get an ADDITIONAL free gift from me! It’s a Win-Win!

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Happy Stampin’!

Mary

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