To make the base cut a piece of A4 cardstock to 28cm x 10.5cm. Score the long length at 7cm and 14cm and into the z-shape. I then covered the small front section with some of the Hand Penned Designer paper measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and covered the inside/back section with a piece measuring 13.5cm x 10cm.
I then cut the second largest frame from the Scalloped Contours dies in Mint Macaron and two rectangles from the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die (the one measuring 10.5cm x 7cm. The white rectangles fit perfectly inside the stitched dots on the Mint Macaron rectangle.
On seperate cardstock I stamped the largest flower outline from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and filled in with Mint Macaron leaves and Highland Heather flowers.
I stamped Thank You on one White rectangle before adhering to the Mint Macaron Scalloped rectangle, which I then adhered to the small front panel of the card, remember to only put adhesive on half of the rectangle otherwise it will stick to the back and not open. I then adhered the other white rectangle to the back of the card, lining it up behind the Mint Macaron rectangle.
I die cut my flowers and added them to the front of the card and then finished off with three Mint Macaron gems from the Genial Gems pack.
I love this bundle and hope it carries over into the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue.
Color & Contour is one bundle which I bought more for the dies as I love a die which creates a matt for me to work with and who doesn’t love things with a scalloped edge? Win, win! So I focused just on the stamp set and here’s what I created:
I’ve used a mix of Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and Soft Succulent from the 21-23 In-colours, which are definitley my favourite collection. Stampin’ Up! please please don’t retire these colours I love them.
One thinng that makes the Color and Contour stamp set for me is the sentiments I love when they contain a mix of scripty with capitals. I’d love it if we had a complimetary birthday set in the same font.
From the stamping you can see I didn’t get the outlines to match up with the middle parts but I think this adds more depth to the card and makes the card realistic.
For todays Floral Friday I’ve pulled out the Boho Indigo Product Medley to work with. The product medleys are boxes of full of crafting goodies which all co-ordinate meaning your creative options are endless. Just look how much product comes in the box:
To work along with the product medley I’ve pulled some Night of Navy, Whisper white and a touch of Shaded Spruce cardstock, some gold foil cardstock the Hippo & Friends dies to use the various frame shapes and some jewel embellishments.
I think the best and most fun way to work with the medleys is to stamp and die cut loads items first and then see what works well together, as its all matching you can’t really go wrong.
I love how Stampin’ Up! have even made the sentiments match, “Sorry You’re Feeling Blue” just works so well with these producst doesn’t it.
My favourite thing in the whole product medley is these large gold floral die cuts, they look stunning with a Night of Navy Rhinestone in the middle and really make this simple card pop. I would love a huge pile of these so I could put them everywhere.
Today I’m sharing four cards which have all been made from one sheet of 6 x 6 designer paper. I used the retiring Best Dressed paper as I love the floral patterns and I chose four colours from this paper as my card bases.
These were Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Petal Pink.
I used the Dandelion Wishes stamp set for the sentiments, stamped on a circle from the Layering Circles Dies.
I just cut the 6 x 6 paper into various strips and arranged them with the sentiments on top.
I think the Blackberry Bliss version is my favourite, which is yours ?
Have you had a play with the Peaceful Poppies Elements yet? These are a pack of eight sheet of die cuts which coordinate with the images from the Painted Poppies stamp set. They are the perfect thing for whipping up lovely cards when you dont have much time. Today I’m sharing two cards using these elements as the focal points.
For the first card I used three of the printed die cuts and arranged them around the circle swirl die from the Painted Labels Dies, for some extra embellishment I added some of the tiny Poppy Parade flower sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins collection.
This second card took a little longer as I used four diecuts from the Painted Labels Dies to create the border along the edge of the floral paper. For the focal point of this card I stamped one of the die cut circle elements with Whisper White Craft Ink, make sure you give it time to dry so it doesn’t smuudge. Again a few sequins finish off the card.