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Stampin’ Up! Festive Farmhouse Anniversary

Good Sunday Morning Everyone! This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118: 24

Rejoice even if it is cold! Or hot! Or raining! Whatever. It is a good thing WE don’t control the weather or things would be in a real mess.

For some reason there are a lot of anniversaries in my family in the autumn of the year. One of my nieces is celebrating theirs soon so I made this card for them using the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper as my inspiration.

If I recall, her bridesmaids wore plaid silk skirts and burgundy silk jackets. The plaid was similar to the Festive Farmhouse plaid. I think. Now, I could be WAY wrong on what I remember, but whatever.  That is why I chose this paper and colors today.

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My card base is Very Vanilla and the mat on the front is Merry Merlot. A strip of the Festive Farmhouse DSP is cut with my Triple Banner Punch. It has a strip of the new Merry Merlot and Copper 5/8″ reversible ribbon with the Merry Merlot side up on top. I wrapped one end over the DSP and taped it to the back, then cut the other end with my fabric scissors. It was a clean cut, but this ribbon does fray. Badly. The less handling of it the better. To get it to lie flat I used some Tear and Tape to secure it to the DSP. The DSP was Liquid Glued to the mat.

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A piece of Mossy Meadow run through the Big Shot with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder was then cut with the second largest Layering Ovals scalloped oval. The sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet was stamped in Merry Merlot on Very Vanilla. This was cut with the second largest Stitched Shapes oval. I stamped a bow from Beautiful Bouquet also, but didn’t really like it, so I made a bow from the Merry Merlot/Copper ribbon. It is tough to make a nice bow from 5/8″ ribbon, but it turned out fairly well. A Glue Dot adhered it to the sentiment oval and Liquid Glue adhered that oval to the scalloped oval. This was then adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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The inside Merry Merlot mat was also dry embossed in the Subtle TIEF before adhering it into the card base with Liquid Glue. The sentiment (Better Together) is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla card stock and cut with the same die as the front. The mat is Festive Farmhouse plaid again, cut with the largest Layering Ovals scalloped oval. All are adhered with Liquid Glue.

For the envelope, I used the bow from Beautiful Bouquet  to stamp a row of Merry Merlot bows across the bottom of the envelope front. Full disclosure: I stamped the first envelope front UPSIDE DOWN, meaning I stamped them across the top. Oh, my! Wasted envelope!

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3  I think this card is pleasing and hope it brings fond memories to the recipients.

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CARD CUTS: Very Vanilla: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, front sentiment  and inside sentiment (cut 2) 3-1/2″ x 5″; Mossy Meadow: scalloped oval 3″ x 4″; Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper: front banner 1-7/8″ x 5″, inside oval 3″ x 4″

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Stampin’ Up! Floral Frame Anniversary

Good Friday Morning! It is cloudy and supposed to drizzle today, but after a GORGEOUS fall day yesterday, who can complain?

Perhaps this anniversary card will chase away any blues you may have! I elected to use some Frosted Floral DSP and chose colors from that paper for my card…Mint Macaron, Petal Pink and Merry Merlot, with a bit of Gray Granite for good measure.

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My card base is Merry Merlot with a Petal Pink mat that was dry embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing folder and adhered to the base with Liquid Glue. Over this is a panel of the Frosted Floral  Designer Series Paper, which, as the name implies, has a frosty sheen to it. Lovely Paper, and though it is in the Holiday Catalog, it can be used in any season and for any occasion. Liquid Glue adhered it to the Petal Pink mat.

My sentiment, from Beautiful Bouquet, is stamped in Merry Merlot on Gray Granite and cut with a frame from the Floral Frames Framelit. HINT: by purchasing the Floral Frames stamp set and framelits together in a bundle, you save 10%. If you order as a demonstrator, you get another 20% off. Just sayin’.

I cut a second frame from Merry Merlot card stock, then used my trimmer to cut it in half lengthwise, allowing me to make a nice mat for the sentiment piece.

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A few leaves cut from Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and Vellum are cut with the dies from Floral Frames. These were attached to the DSP with Liquid Glue. A couple of them were glued directly onto the sentiment piece, which was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Before attaching this to the card front though, I wound some Silver Metallic Thread around, just to give it some glitz. I think the silver thread and the Frosted Floral paper is just the right amount of glitz.

For the inside, the Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder gives some dimension to the Mint Macaron mat, Liquid Glued into the card base. Petal Pink serves as the background for the sentiment, with a strip of the Frosted Floral DSP along the side to dress it up a bit. The sentiment is from Better Together stamp set and is in Merry Merlot.

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The envelope sports more of the DSP on the flap, with a small flower and leaves in Merry Merlot and Mint Macaron on the front. These are from the Floral Frames stamp set.

This card was quick and easy to make, with the Frosted Floral as the centerpiece. if putting colors together isn’t your thing, Stampin’ Up! makes it easy for you. Just use the ones in the Designer Series Paper you have chosen.

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Card Cuts: Merry Merlot: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, mat for sentiment 3″ x 4″; Petal Pink: front mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside liner 3-3/4″ x 5″, leaves 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″; Mint Macaron: inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, leaves 2″ x 3″; Gray Granite: sentiment 3″ x 4″; Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper: front 3-3/4″ x 5″, strip on inside liner 3/4″ x 5″, envelope flap 2-1/2″ x 6″; Vellum: leaves 2″ x 3″

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Stampin’ Up! Woodland Anniversary

Good Monday to you All! Well, it is Monday, but, hey, a new week ahead. Florence is waning and I hope all of you in her path are recovering.

Before we get started with today’s card, just a quick word about the Stampin’ Up Clearance Rack….you can now get Fast Fuse, both dispenser and refills for 1/2 price as long as supplies last. The Clearance Rack was refreshed today, so don’t wait if you want some bargains.

My card today was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge

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And it also follows the color challenge of Cupcake Inspirations

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I chose the brown and green, not the football theme.

Here is the card I created. The couple who will receive this love the woods and the outdoors, so the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder was a no-brainer! In fact, the marriage proposal occured in a deer stand.

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My card base is Shaded Spruce and the mats are Soft Suede.

I began by using the Woodland TIEF on a panel of Festive Farmhouse DSP for the basis of the front. To follow the Freshly Made Sketches sketch, I colored three of the trees with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker. This was adhered to the mat with Liquid Glue. A length of Linen Thread was wrapped around the left side and tied in a small bow.

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The sentiment is from Banners for You, stamped in Shaded Spruce on a scrap of the Festive Farmhouse DSP. I stamped the frame of Anniversary in Soft Suede and used the coordinating Bunch of Banners framelit to cut it out. The Happy was stamped in Shaded Spruce also and cut with my Stampin Trimmer. Oh, yes, I stamped the sentiments off once before stamping on my DSP. I ran my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker around the edge of the Happy piece to help it stand out from the background. Both sentiments were attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside, the small deer from Dashing Deer was stamped in Soft Suede. The sentiment is from Better Together and is stamped off once Shaded Spruce. The leaves in the corner are also stamped off once and are in the Rooted in Nature stamp set.

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The sentiment panel was then adhered to a Soft Suede mat with Liquid Glue and into the card base, also with Liquid Glue.

The envelope flap has more of the Festive Farmhouse DSP and the little deer shows up again on the front of the envelope.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I welcome your comments.

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Card Cuts: Shaded Spruce card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″; Soft Suede: front mat  4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper: front 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside panel 3-3/4″ x 5″, sentiments 2″ x 3-1/2″

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Stampin’ Up! Serene Garden Anniversary for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Blog hop headerI hope you are all having a tremendous Thursday as you join us for the Thursday Blog Hop. Our challenge for today was color, and I think these are GREAT colors, especially when used together. Here are the colors for today’s challenge.

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Here is the card I created for it. It is a 5″ x 7″ card, so if you want a smaller one, adjust the card cuts accordingly.

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I began with a Mossy Meadow card base. Next up was to emboss the Very Vanilla with the Basketweave 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. I love this folder! It is so versatile and can be used with so many stamp sets.

I stamped the large design in the Serene Garden stamp set in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla, colored the flowers with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker, and used my Blender Pen to add a bit of color to the leaves. I thought the flowers looked ‘flat’ so I went over the outer petals again with the Petal Pink marker. Then I fussy cut this image. Yes, you heard me, I fussy cut it, because I have not yet purchased the coordinating dies. Even if I had the dies, I would have still done some fussy cutting so more of my basketweave would show. YOU can save 10% by ordering both the stamps and the dies in a bundle.

I stamped the smaller corner leaves in Mossy Meadow (my new favorite green) and again used the blender pen to distribute some color. I also fussy cut these.

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The sentiment is from Special Celebrations and stamped in Versamark on Very Vanilla and heat embossed in Gold. Before stamping, I used my Embossing Buddy to go over the Very Vanilla so I wouldn’t get little bits of gold where I didn’t want them. I cut this with the third largest Layering Ovals die and adhered it to a Petal Pink Layering Ovals die. Before adhering I edged the VV oval with Versamark and dipped it in the Gold Emboss Powder, then heat set it. This layered oval was then Tear and Taped to a Gold Foil Sheets oval, just slightly larger than the scalloped pink one.

I did a dry fit and decided to do the inside before making the final adhesion. Good thing I did, too, as I dry fit the front to be a horizontal card, then made the inside vertical! I am sure none of you have ever done that! Since I hadn’t glued anything to the front, it was all ok, though I think I would have liked the horizontal layout better.

The inside sentiment is from the retired Number of Years and stamped in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla. I also edged this panel with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker. I used the retired stamp set because this is an anniversary card, and I have no other anniversary sentiment, at least that I could find.

 

The lovely dove in Serene Garden graces the inside in Petal Pink. The single stemmed flower is stamped in Mossy Meadow and the flower colored in Petal Pink. This panel was adhered to a Petal Pink mat and into the card base with Liquid Glue.

Back to the front and I was ready to put everything together when I noticed the horizonal/vertical mis-match. No problem, just make the whole thing vertical!

I Liquid Glued the fussy cut pieces to the basketweave. This panel was Tear and Taped to the Petal Pink mat. The Petal pink was also adhered to the Gold Foil Sheets (out of which I cut the center leaving a 3/4″ border) with Tear and Tape and the whole was glued to the card base with Liquid Glue.

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To finish the front I stuck MANY Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the layered ovals and wound some Gold Metallic Thread around then adhered it to the card front. The final touch was a single gold dot, but the label is missing, so I don’t know which embellishment it is. I think any bit of gold, or Petal Pink or Mossy Meadow would do.

The envelope was stamped on the front and flap with the same stamps as for the card, also in Mossy Meadow. The flowers on the front were colored with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker. I only used the corner stamp for the flap after waffling about whether to add flowers.

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I really like this Serene Garden stamp set and will no doubt use it frequently.

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Card Cuts: Mossy Meadow: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″: Very Vanilla: basketweave 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, for leaves, floral piece and sentiment oval 4″ x 6″, inside panel 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″; Petal Pink: front mat and inside mat (cut 2) 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″; Gold Foil Sheets: Front mat 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, cutting the oval from the center

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Stampin’ Up! Tranquil Petals Anniversary

Good Saturday All! I hope you have a great weekend planned and all goes as planned. Where I am, plans may get rained upon, but that is fine with me as we are quite dry here, and any rain we get will be welcome.

My card for today is for an anniversary that happens to be today, so, of course, it has been sent off already.

I started with a piece of the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper and built the card from that. I took the colors from the DSP and used Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron and Night of Navy as well as Whisper White.

A detailed tutorial on how to make this fun fold can be found at Linda Bedinger’s You Tube Video, so I won’t go into the details. It is much easier to show than to tell, and I don’t do videos. wild wing creations-4

I began with a Mint Macaron card base. Then, by cutting a 4″ x 4″ square of the Tranquil Textures DSP and drawing a faint pencil mark diagonally from corner to corner, then in the opposite corners, I found the exact center. Finding the exact center is crucial to getting tight corners when you begin folding.

Fold the point up to the center, going around and doing all four corners. Measure up about 1/2″ from the fold and make a tic mark, then fold the point down toward the fold. Linda’s video shows how easy this is.

Using the bird and little flower from Best Birds stamp set, I stamped them in Night of Navy on a 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ square of Whisper White card stock. Having put some ink in the lid of my Fresh fig ink pad, I used a Blender Pen to color in the flowers and some fainter coloring on the bird. I also used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to color the stems of the flowers (which are hidden under the fold). The Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker colored his bill.

This piece is placed inside the folded piece and secured with a bit of Liquid Glue. Or, you could use Snail or any other adhesive as it doesn’t take much. Your Stampin’ Dimensionals that hold the folds also keep this piece in place.

Stampin’ Dimensionals hold down the folds in both directions.

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I did a dry fit of this piece on the Fresh Fig mat to get the placement for the 1/2″ Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon (retired), laying a strip of Tear and Tape on the ribbon and sticking it down to the Fresh Fig panel. Over this I wrapped some Linen Thread around 3 times, taping it on the back. I made a small bow with the Linen Thread and used a folded over Mini Glue Dot to secure it in place.

The folded art piece is Liquid Glued to the upper portion of the card front.

The sentiment is also from Best Birds and stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White. This is edged with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker and Liquid Glued to a panel of Tranquil Textures DSP. This piece is then adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A metal embellishment from the Petal Passion Embellishments attached with a Mini Glue Dot finished the front.

On the inside I repeated the small flower in each corner in Night of Navy and colored them in as I did for the art panel on the front. Then, using a ruler and my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker, I drew a line  between these flowers to finish it off. The sentiment is from Petal Palette and stamped in Tranquil Tide. wild wing creations-5

This panel is Liquid Glued to a panel of Tranquil Textures DSP and onto a Fresh Fig mat. This completed inner liner is Liquid Glued into the card base.

The envelope flap got a piece of the DSP, and a little bird in Night of Navy shows off the front.

I hope you like this card. Please check out the video for more details on how this is done. It is much easier than it appears at first glance.

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Stampin’ Up! Anniversary-again

Good Thursday to you all. It is a BEAUTIFUL autumn day here. For my part, it could stay this way for weeks. Several weeks! I have lots going on today, so let’s get with the card for today, shall we?

I took a page from the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop and chose to use their sketch for my anniversary card today. Here is the sketch they used.

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I liked their sketch and the cards they made, so I thought I would CAS the sketch. Here is the card I made.wild wing creations4

I began by deciding to do another monochromatic scheme with Very Vanilla and white with the addition of the Champagne Foil Sheets and Sahara Sand ink for the inside sentiment.

The Champagne Foil Sheets mat has the center cut out of it to save on that paper. I leave a 1/2″ border onto which I adhere the top layer. The smaller cut out piece is large enough to mat something else, or from which to cut banners, labels or whatever.

The Very Vanilla panel on the Champagne Foil was dry embossed with the Softly Falling  Textured Impressions Embossing folder and adhered to the foil mat with liquid glue.

Centered on this piece is one of the Foil Snowflakes embellishments from the Year of Cheer Suite. Only I did not want the foil side up, so I turned it over and used the ivory side.

Next, I punched a strip of Vellum on both ends with the Triple Banner Punch. The next thing I did was cut apart (yep, I’m getting pretty good with scissors!) the I LOVE YOU sentiment from the Sealed With Love (retired) stamp set so I could just use the LOVE portion. (That is love portion, not love potion!) I randomly stamped LOVE all over the Vellum banner in Versamark and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Using a couple strips of Tear & Tape that would be hidden by the label, I adhered it to the upside-down snowflake.wild wing creations6

I took a 3/8″ wide piece of ivory ribbon and wrapped it around my layered panel over the Vellum banner and taped it to the back. This was adhered to the card base with liquid glue.

Using the White Embossing Powder again and the Versamark ink (don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy) I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I used the Everyday Label punch to punch out the sentiment label as well as one in Champagne Foil (from the cut out center of the foil panel). The foil one was cut in half vertically and liquid glued to the back of the Very Vanilla label acting as a mat.

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This finishes the front of the card. For the inside I took another Foil Snowflake and cut it into quarters, gluing one quarter to the lower right side of my inner liner and one to the upper left corner. Again I reversed the snowflake to use the ivory side.

I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Sahara Sand ink and liquid glued the panel to the card base.

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This made a pretty quick and easy card that I think is very nice for an anniversary.

The envelope flap was dry embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder and the front has one of the quarter sections of snowflake liquid glued to the front.wild wing creations3

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Card Cuts: Very Vanilla: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″, embossed panel and inside liner 4″ x 5-1/4″, label 2″ x 3″; Champagne Foil Sheets: mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, label 2″ x 3″; Vellum: 2″ x 5″

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Stampin’ Up! September Anniversary Wishes

Good Wednesday to All of you out there. What a GORGEOUS day the Lord has made! This is my kind of weather….partly cloudy, a little breeze and 70 degrees. Perfect! Except for the fact that we need rain so badly, I wouldn’t care if it stayed this way for several days. Actually, it is predicted to do just that. Lows in the 50s, highs in the 70s and no rain for another week at least.

The harvesting crew arrived Saturday evening to harvest my corn. They finished up late Monday night. I pray for the safety of all the farmers who work so hard to get their crops out before the rains begin (we hope) and cold weather sets in. They put in very long hours and work with potentially dangerous machinery. Being tired from lack of rest is not a good thing in this instance.

However, I doubt you are reading this blog because you really care about what is going on in Iowa. You just want to see what new card I have created.

Well, here it is! TA-DA! Drum roll please. No, just kidding. It is a lovely card, but probably not worthy of a drum roll!

I have two nieces with wedding anniversaries in September. I don’t pretend to remember how many years for either of them even though I was involved in their weddings. Guessing, I would say maybe 12 years? If either of them are following my blog, I am sure I will soon be informed!

I began with Very Vanilla. The only other color, or non color, on this card is the new Champagne Foil Sheets, used as a mat for the art panel, and Sahara Sand ink.

I dry embossed Very Vanilla with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. I then used Tear & Tape to secure it to the Champagne Foil mat, out of which I had cut the center so as not to waste it.

Taking a piece of 3/8″ ivory satin ribbon, I wrapped it around to the back and taped it down.

With my Embossing Buddy, I removed the static from a sheet of Vellum and stamped three different leaves from Vintage Leaves in Versamark ink. Then, I added White Embossing Powder and used the Heat Tool to finish the embossing.

I love dies! I don’t mind fussy cutting, in fact, I LIKE to do it, but the dies are much faster, and more accurate. Using the Leaflets dies, which match up with Vintage Leaves, I cut out all three leaves. I adhered them to the embossed panel with Simply Defined double-faced tape. I used this because it is perfectly clear and does not show under vellum. I did a dry arrangement to make sure I had all the leaves where I wanted them prior to adhering. I tucked them under the ribbon, letting parts overhang the ribbon.

The sentiment, from Falling For You stamp set, was CUT APART. Yep! That’s what I said.     C U T  A P A R T! I did this because the way it was it wouldn’t fit on my punched out card stock using the Pretty Labels punch. Placing the word ‘anniversary’ on the clear block making sure it was straight, allowed me to put the word ‘wishes’ below it and stamp it onto the label in Versamark, dip it into the White Embossing Powder and heat set it. This is a very pretty font and now it can be used in a straight line as intended, or stacked as you see here.

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Taking the piece of Champagne foil I cut out of the middle of my mat, I cut another label. This one I cut in half horizontally. These pieces were then liquid glued to the back of the Very Vanilla label off-setting it a bit so that the Champagne made a nice mat. This layered label was then adhered to the embossed layer over the ribbon and leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a small bow with the ivory ribbon and used a Glue Dot to adhere it next to the sentiment label.

Three small pearls from Pearls Basic Jewels complete the card front which was then attached to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Sahara Sand. Also using Sahara Sand, I stamped Vintage Leaves in the corners after stamping off once. This panel was liquid glued into the card base. I just wanted a hint of the leaves, but my stamping off wasn’t perfect, so I got more ink here than I really wanted. The other option was to emboss them as I did for the front, but chose not to do that. Perhaps I should have.

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The front of the envelope was stamped with two of the Vintage Leaves in Versamark ink, dipped into the White Embossing Powder and heat set.

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The flap was dry embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

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Card Cuts: Very Vanilla: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, embossed panel 3-3/4″ x 5″, sentiment label 2″ x 3″, inside liner 4″ x 5-1/4″; Champagne Foil Sheets: front mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, center cut out and used for label; Vellum: 4″ x 6″

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Orchids for Anniversary

Beautiful Monday Everyone! We had a bit of rain yesterday. Not enough, but it is a start, and I am thankful for every drop received. So, with the dust washed from the trees and things, it is a beautiful day.

Today’s card began in a totally different color. Then, I decided I didn’t think the recipient would care for that colorway, so that card beginning will finish on another day. For another purpose. wild wing creations5

There is an anniversary this week for which I needed a card. The woman likes orchids and burgundy was one of their wedding colors. Thus, this card in its final form.

I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base. The mat for the art panel is Powder Pink. I stamped the Whisper White panel with the background  image from Graceful Garden in Cherry Cobbler, then dry embossed the panel with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing folder. This was the backdrop for my Climbing Orchids. This set is part of a bundle that includes the dies, which I also used here. By purchasing the bundle you save 10% over buying them individually.

I stamped the two pieces for the larger orchid with Cherry Cobbler on Powder Pink Card Stock. Then I followed up with the two pieces for two smaller orchids. While I had the Cherry Cobbler ink handy I also stamped a couple of buds and the centers for the three orchids. The centers were stamped with the three little dots in Versamark and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

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I used my bone folder to curl the edges a bit to add realism and some dimension. All the pieces of the orchids were assembled using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini-stampin’ Dimensionals.

The branch is cut with the die from Seasonal Layers in Early Espresso, then liquid glued to the Whisper White panel. I dry arranged the flowers, leaves and buds, then liquid glued the leaves and buds to the Whisper White panel also. The leaves were stamped in Pear Pzazz on Pear Pzazz card stock and cut with the appropriate matching die. This panel was liquid glued to the Powder Pink Mat.

I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler ribbon around and taped it on the back. Next, the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases was stamped in Cherry Cobbler on a strip of Powder Pink. This was a bit tricky to get straight and to look like it was meant to be stamped that way. It is not a straight line sentiment. The words are one above the other with the ‘is a’ part in the middle. I only inked one word at a time, then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get everything lined up just so. This sentiment strip, and the ribbon, were Fast Fused to the art panel under the larger Orchid.

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For the inside, I stamped the rest of the sentiment that goes with the one on the front, also in Cherry Cobbler. I also added Anniversary Wishes from the Falling For You stamp set. There is a single stamp for the large orchid included in the stamp set, as well as one for the smaller one. The larger one I stamped in Cherry Cobbler and added a stem from the same set in Early Espresso. Using my Stampin’ Write Powder Pink marker, I colored in the image so it would match the front. This panel was liquid glued to a Powder Pink mat and into the card base.

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The envelope was graced with the same large orchid, colored after the same fashion as the inside of the card. The flap was a little challenging as the image on the card front did not fill the flap. To accommodate this quirk, I rotated it a couple of times and gave it s sort of random look.

This Climbing Orchid set is fun to use and makes a lovely card, don’t you think?

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Card Cuts: Cherry Cobbler: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″; Powder Pink: front mat 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, inside mate 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, flowers, buds 4″ x 5-1/2″, sentiment strip 5/8″ x 3-7/8″; Whisper White: front panel 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, inside panel 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″; Early Espresso: branch 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″; Pear Pzazz: leaves 1-1/2″ x 3″

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Stampin’ Up! Anniversary

Today is not going as planned. I need to mow my lawn, first time in about a month, but the weeds are looking pretty shaggy. However, it is cloudy and there was a heavy dew last night. The grass is still wet and my afternoon will be short as I am having dinner with a friend and have a meeting this evening. Tomorrow we will be canning my specialty, End-of-the-Garden Soup. I started doing this when my kids were small and I had a HUGE garden. About this time of year we dug potatoes, tomatoes were ripe, green beans had given me a second crop, onions were pulled, cabbage was ready and too plentiful to eat all of it fresh. So, I just put whatever I had in a jar and canned it. Really tasty when the snow flies and you can just have vegetable soup or add whatever meat you like. ON WITH THE CARD!

Long-time friends are celebrating their 50th anniversary, so today’s card is for them.

I began with a gold and Very Vanilla plan. Period. My next thought was not very creative or original. How about using the Large Numbers dies to cut 50 out of a Gold Foil Sheet? OK. Then what? I really wanted something fancy, but not too fancy. What follows is what resulted from my playing with paper, scissors and the BIG SHOT.

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To conserve my precious Gold Foil Sheets, I cut the center out of both the outside and inside mats, leaving a 3/4″ frame on which I glued the fancy front panel and the inside sentiment panel.

This is another 5″ x 7″ card, just because I like them. I had a pretty, lacy oval die from Spellbinders that I used for the front, layering it on gold foil and fussy cutting around the edge. I cut a set of numbers in Very Vanilla, and layered them to the Gold Foil, Softly Falling TIEF embossed numbers with Liquid Glue. The numbers were adhered over the center of the oval with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals,

front detail and used regular dimensionals to adhere the whole to a Very Vanilla mat and onto the Gold Foil mat with the hole in the middle. For just a little more pizazz, I cut two flourishes from the Flourish thinlits, then cut them apart, using the lower half on the front and the upper part on the inside of the card. These were attached with liquid glue. The completed front panel was Tear & Taped to the Very Vanilla card base.

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On the inside I repeated the Gold Foil Very Vanilla mats. Over this I used the Layering Ovals framelits to cut one plain oval in Very Vanilla and one Gold Foil scalloped oval. My sentiment is from Falling For You, and stamped in Soft Suede on the plain oval. Using liquid glue I adhered the ovals together and onto the Very Vanilla mat.The upper part of the Flourishes was glued to the to the mat, overlapping the ovals just a bit. The completed sentiment panel was then Tear & Taped to the card base.inside

The envelope got a stamped Flourish in stamped off twice Soft Suede on the front. I die cut and dry embossed another 50 in the Gold Foil. This was adhered to the flap with liquid glue on the upper portion. The lower portion has Tear & Tape that will be stuck to the envelope after the card is inserted. I will be going to their open house and hand delivering the card, so the glued-on numbers won’t be a problem.

I hope you like this card for a special occasion.

Card Cuts: Very Vanilla: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″, front mat 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, fancy oval 4-1/2″ x 5-1/4″, inside mat 4″ x 6″, sentiment oval 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, numbers and flourishes, scraps or 4″ x 6″; Gold Foil Sheets: (2) mats 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ (from these I cut out the centers leaving a 3/4″ frame), numbers-scrap from center of mat, oval mat 4-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ inside scalloped oval 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″

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