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cross my heart fun flower card 2

Cross My Heart Fun Flower Card

cross my heart fun flower card 2

If you read my posts in your email, you may have noticed this afternoon that first picture of my For the Birds Thank You card was different than most of the rest.  Well, I don’t know how it happened put I accidently selected the wrong photo when I wrote it up, but it’s been corrected now.  I didn’t want you to lose any sleep over it!  Haha.

The adorable butterflies in the card above are from the Stampin’ Up! Cross My Heart stamp set from the new Spring catalog.  That little butterfly stamp is the reason I bought that set!  I fell in love.

cross my heart fun flower

The flower is the star of the show here.  I cut two sets of flowers from the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and the Fun Flower Bigz Die.  I then spritzed them with water, crumbled, stacked and assembled with a brad in the middle to hold it all together.  After putting it all together I sprayed it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  Can you see the shine?

A little Linen Thread bow through the button and then I glued it to the top of the brad with Crystal Effects.  With all the water and the shimmer, a glue dot was just not going to cut it, but Crystal Effects is like super glue.

cross my heart fun flower card

The button on the flower is from the Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack, which will be available FREE with a qualifying order tomorrow!  The button is actually Tangerine Tango, and the paper and ink are actually Calypso Coral, so they are not the same color, but in person they blend and look great together.  However, in the pictures, not so much.  Darn.

cross my heart fun flower card close up

ONLY 1 MORE DAY UNTIL SALE-A-BRATION!! Get Excited!!!  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!  Choose one free item for every $50 in product purchased!

VIEW VALENTINE SPECIALS!  Offers end TODAY! Jan. 21st.

CHECK OUT THE BEAUTIFUL NEW SPRING CATALOG!  I think you’ll love the beautiful colors, images and ideas in the brand new Spring catalog.

Enjoy, Julie

cross my heart fun flower card make a card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Cross My Heart wood-mount #126580 clear-mount #126582
Ink: Calypso Coral #126983
Paper: Tea for Two Designer Series Paper #129311, Lucky Limeade #122926, Very Vanilla #101650
Extras: Sycamore Street Button & Ribbon Pack #130812 (FREE with SAB order), Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Fun Flowers Bigz Die #121812, Vanilla Smooch #118772, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Natural Trim Ribbon #129287, Linen Thread #104199
for the birds marina daffodil thank you card

For the Birds Thank You Card

for the birds marina daffodil thank you card

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY!  THE START OF SALE-A-BRATION 2013!

In the meantime, here’s a simple thank you card created with the Stampin’ Up! For the Birds stamp set.  I started with a card base of Natural White cardstock.

for the birds marina daffodil thank you card close up

I stamped the birds with black StazOn in and watercolored them with the aquapainter and various ink refills.  As usual, I didn’t try for perfection which I think is what makes watercoloring so charming!  Can you see the Crystal Effects added to the heart?

The bird tag was punched out with the Decorative Label Punch and lifted off the card with dimensionals.  It’s easy to pierce the paper to perfection with the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Tool and Mat. The thank you is from the Embellished Events stamp set.

for the birds marina daffodil thank you card detail

Paper scoring is super quick and easy with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I added the Marina Mist cardstock panel after adding the punched scallop border, the scoring and the paper piercing.

The ribbon is tied from the Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. This months newsletter included tips to tie the perfect bow!  Be sure and subscribe today to get your copy.

for the birds thank you card Originally when I made his card I placed the bow in the middle but I decided later I didn’t like it there.  Because I had created a separate bow and adhered it with a glue dot, I just gently eased if off and moved it where I wanted it.  I’m so much happier with the bow on the left!  What do you think?

 

 

GET EXCITED! SALE-A-BRATION BEGINS TOMORROW!  Check back tomorrow for all the particulars!

Enjoy, Julie

for the birds marina daffodil thank you card ribbon

Card Recipe:
Stamps: For the Birds wood-mount #126405 clear-mount #126407, Embellished Events  wood-mount #126495 clear-mount #126497
Ink: Black Staz-On #101406
Paper: Marina Mist cardstock #119682, Natural White cardstock#102316
Extras: Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Essentials Paper Piercing Mat #126187, Decorative Label Punch #120907, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126872, Crystal Effects #101055, Aqua Painter #103954
Hearts a Flutter valentines vine card

Hearts a Flutter Peek-a-boo Valentine

Hearts a Flutter valentines vine card

It has been a busy, full, worthwhile day and getting ready for another similar day tomorrow, which means I have lots of pictures of this Hearts a Flutter Peek-a-boo Valentine for you but not a lot of time to right up specifics.  So I’ll give you a few highlights, a link to the stamps and framelits bundle and a request that you please leave a comment if you have any questions about this card!!  And as I promised yesterday, next week I’ll have video tutorials on some of the projects that I’ve featured over the past couple of weeks.

So here’s your pictures:

I embossed the smaller hearts and the sentiment with Pool Party embossing powder.   The arrow was hand trimmed after stamping.  The button is a Sale-A-bration freebie!  (Get Excited! 5 more days!)

Hearts a Flutter valentines vine card detail

Can you see I stamped (and embossed) on the More Amore Designer Series paper?

Hearts a Flutter valentines vine card close up

Here’s the peek-a-boo part!

Hearts a Flutter valentines vine card inside

And the inside – A little heart with plenty of room for writing a love note!

Hearts a Flutter valentines vine card close up

A sneak peek at the new Sale-A-Bration Vine Street embossing folder!

Another close up view.

ONLY 5 MORE DAYS UNTIL SALE-A-BRATION!! Get Excited!!!  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!  Choose one free item for every $50 in product purchased!

VIEW VALENTINE SPECIALS!  Offers end Jan. 21st.

CHECK OUT THE BEAUTIFUL NEW SPRING CATALOG!  I think you’ll love the beautiful colors, images and ideas in the brand new Spring catalog.

Enjoy, Julie

Hearts a Flutter valentines vine card

Hearts a Flutter wood-mount bundle

Hearts a Flutter clear-mount bundle

stampin' up! hearts a flutter bundle

oh. hello red pirouette wisteria scallop card

Oh, Hello! Emboss Resist Card(s)

oh. hello red pirouette wisteria scallop card

Today, I have not one but two samples for you from the new Oh, Hello stamp set!!  I was having a lot of fun with the new stamp set and the Ovals Collection framelits and I got a bit carried away and created two cards with the same technique and similar colors.  Which is your favorite?!

oh hello papillon butterfly gate card

Both cards are created with the emboss resist technique.  On each card, I stamped the oval background on Whisper White cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

oh. hello red pirouette wisteria card tag

On the Oh, Hello flag card, I stamped “Oh, Hello” with Black Staz On ink before I stamped and embossed the oval over the top. After embossing, I trimmed out the oval with the oval framelit and then punched out “Oh, Hello” with the 1-3/4″ circle punch.  I brayered the oval with Pink Pirouette and the circle with Wisteria Wonder and wiped the embossing clean.

oh. hello red pirouette wisteria card detail

I used the Pink Pirouette, Rose Red and Wisteria Wonder markers to color and stamp the flag, then stamped the outline with the Black StazOn.

oh. hello red pirouette wisteria card overhead

To make the Scallop card base, I folded the 4-1/4″ x 11″ Whisper White card and cut it out with the scallop framelit overlapping the fold so that 5 of the scallops on the end are not cut, creating the scallop card fold.  I cut another black scallop oval and adhered it to the front.

oh hello papillon butterfly card close up For the butterfy gate card, I embossed the oval with clear embossing powder then trimmed out the oval and the inner oval, then punch out the Elegant Butterfly.  The outer rim of the stamped oval I brayered with Basic Gray then inner oval with Pink Pirouette and the butterfly with Rose Red.  The little flower butterfly was stamped from Papillon Potpourri on Wisteria Wonder with VersaMark and embossed with clear embossing powder.

oh hello papillon butterfly card detail 2

To create the gate card, I scored a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock and scored from either end at 2-3/4″.   I trimmed out a larger ring of Basic Gray to frame and close the card.

oh hello papillon butterfly card open

Here’s another angle.

oh hello papillon butterfly card open

ONLY 6 MORE DAYS UNTIL SALE-A-BRATION!! Get Excited!!!  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!

Stay tuned for more how-to videos coming next week!

Enjoy!  Julie

Oh, Hello wood-mount bundle

Oh, Hello clear-mount bundle

Oh Hello stamp and framelit bundle

Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card

Secret Garden, Ciao Baby!, Love Card

Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card

I decided on a peek-a-boo card today.  Coordinating framelits make it soooo super-dooper easy to do.  Unlike punches you can place and cut your framelit shape anywhere on the cardstock.  Super handy!  Right?!

Also, I photographed this on the stand because I adhered the pattern paper on the inside of the card and cut the wide scallop edge from the front of  the card, so if I had photographed it open the scallop edge would have been resting on the surface and you wouldn’t be able to see the lovely little flower pattern below.  And that would be a crying shame!

Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card detail

In addition to the little flowers paper below the scallop, I used the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Pack for the leaves and the flower too.  The leaves were punched from the Bird Builder Punch and the flower was stamped and cut with the Secret Garden  stamp and framelit.

Here’s the easy-peasy way to get your peek-a-boo flower to match up perfectly inside your card.  It isn’t rocket science, I swear. Just place and cut with your framelit where you want your opening in the front cardstock.   Then stamp your flower on cardstock or pattern paper (in this case print pack) and cut it out with the same framelit.  Then place adhesive on the back of your flower, close your card front and adhere the flower through the opening onto the inside of the card.  Simple!

Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card close up

Here’s another angle.  The love tag was simply stamped from the Caio, Baby! stamp set on Pool Party cardstock and punched out with the Petite Curly Label Punch (available FREE with a Sale-a-bration order Jan. 22nd).

Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card inside

And this is what you see when you open the card.  I cut the pattern paper with the scallop framelit also.  And “Oh happy day!” is another sneak peek from a Sale-a-bration stamp set, Bloomin’ Marvelous.

GET EXCITED ABOUT SALE-A-BRATION STARTING JANUARY 22ND!  For every $50 product purchase you recieve a FREE  stamp set or accessory of your choice.  SAB time is a great time to expand your crafting supplies so that you have what you need when you need it.  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!

Enjoy!  Julie

Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set and Framelit Bundle:  Secret Garden* wood-mount #131100 clear-mount #131099
Stamps: Bloomin’ Marvelous**, Ciao Baby!* wood-mount #129645 clear-mount #129648
Ink: Raspberry Ripple #126859, Midnight Muse #126860
Paper: Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Pack* #129312, Pool Party cardstock #122924, Chocolate Chip cardstock #102128, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Large Scallop Edgelit #127019, Bird Builder Punch #117191, Petite Curly Label Punch**
*Spring Catalog
**Sale-a-bration exclusive product, available FREE on Jan 22nd.