Stampin’ Up! Share What you Love Impossible Card

Good Friday morning, Everyone! I hope you have a great day and an even greater weekend. My plans to blog every day didn’t last very long.  I think, with gardening and trips and photographing the owl family, that blogging three times a week is much more realistic.

Today’s card was inspired, again, by Jan B, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the UK. She does videos, which are very easy to follow.  I will not be doing videos any time soon. That would terrify me! I will give details as to card cuts, but for the technique, please watch her video here.

I don’t know why it is called impossible, as it clearly isn’t impossible, and is actually quite easy to make IF you follow the instructions.

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There are other videos out there on making this type of card, but after watching several, I think Jan’s is the easiest to follow.

I began with a card base of Mint Macaron, which has made a comeback in the new catalog. Also returning are Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow, but I digress.

The mats are Tranquil Tide and the Designer Series Paper with leaves is new. It is part of the Share What You Love suite, available now as a pre-order. The DSP with dots is from Delightful Daisy and is retiring at the end of the month. If you want any retiring products, now is the time to order them as they are only available as long as supplies last. To order, click here.

The stamp set is Petal Palette for the bird and flowers, and Perennial Birthday for the two sentiments and the little design by her name. The name is stamped using the new Make a Difference stamp set, available June 1.wild wing creations-5

My card is a 5″ x 7″ card, but you can also make an A2 size or a 6″ square card. MayMay has measurements for these on her blog, which you can find here.

First cut the card base at 5″ x 7″, then score horizontally at 2-1/2″. This makes it easier to accomplish the ‘impossible’. Using your Stampin’ Trimmer, and with the card horizontal, cut at 1-1/2″ down to the score line. Move card over to  5-1/2″ and cut down to the score line. If this is confusing, please refer to Jan’s video.

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Turn the card 180 degrees (upside down) and make a cut at 3-1/2″ down to the score line. Now, THIS IS THE IMPOSSIBLE PART, but is isn’t really. Simply hold the card with the center cut down, and fold the right half up. This will put the narrow leg on the right, down, and the narrow leg on the left, up. There will be a wide piece in the middle that will stand up. SEE? Easy-Peasy. If my instructions aren’t plain, refer to the video.

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Moving on to the mats, cut 2 in Tranquil Tide at 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″, 2 at 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″, and one at 2-3/8″ x 3-7/8″. For the larger pieces, and using your Stampin’ Trimmer, place vertically at 1-3/8″ and cut down 2-1/2″. Rotate 90 degrees and place at 2-1/2″. Cut down to the previous cut. You have essentially cut out a piece that is 2″ x 2-1/2″, leaving an L-shape that is fatter on the bottom. Repeat for the other piece. (Looking at the image above, if you cut along the score line from center cut line to left cut line, that is the shape)

For the DSP you will need the same shape and the measurements are 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″, with the same 2″ x 2-1/2″ cut out. NOW, pay close attention to Jan’s video if you are using a directional DSP as I did. You will want to make a template for this so you don’t make a mistake. If your DSP is non-directional, it isn’t an issue. Both pieces will be the same for non-directional DSP.

Using Liquid Glue, adhere the DSP to the Tranquil Tide mat. Now adhere the matted DSP to your card base. It really is easy. The difficult part is if you are using a directional DSP, but if you make a template, that, too, is easy. Everyone will be impressed with your skill!! And, you don’t need to tell them it is really easy.

Your Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper makes getting everything straight very simple.

Cut contrasting DSP (I used the retiring Delightful Daisy). You will need 2 at 1-1/8″ x 3-5/8″. Liquid Glue these to the 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ mats. Using the grid marks to be sure your card base pieces are straight, Liquid Glue the matted DSP to the card base across the opening at top and bottom. This will stabilize the card.

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I used the Petals and More die to cut the sentiment banners from Whisper White and stamped them in Tranquil Tide. The bird is also from that bundle and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Blushing Bride card stock and die cut. The sentiment with the bird is offset to allow room for the bird and both are Liquid Glued to the DSP.

For the lower stabilizing piece, the name banner is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You are almost finished with the card. Yippee! Having fun yet??

On the large standing up panel, adhere the DSP to the Mat and onto this panel. Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits cut the second smallest circle and stamp sentiment in Tranquil Tide. Cut another circle from Mint Macaron and Liquid Glue the two together.

Stamp the flowers from Petal Palette in Mint Macaron on Whisper White. Color using your Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Markers and die cut with Thinlit from Petals and More. Cut a second flower from Mint Macaron and Liquid Glue to the stamped one.

Arrange the flower and circle on the panel over the DSP and Liquid Glue in place. This IMPOSSIBLE card is finished and it wasn’t impossible at all!

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The back of the center art panel is a good place to write a personal message, and the reason for using Tranquil Tide on the back of the circle and flower. It just looks better.

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The envelope received more flowers on the front and DSP on the flap. The flowers were colored with Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker, leaving the leaves as just outlines.

If you haven’t tried this card, I would urge you to do so. It is fun, as long as you pay attention to each step. It actually goes pretty quickly. I would suggest for your first one that you choose a NON-directional DSP.

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Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop with Delightful Daisies

Blog hop headerGood morning, All! Well, I think we have finally turned a corner on the seasons. After snow on Sunday we have seen temperatures about 20 degrees below normal….until yesterday. Now, we are approaching temps where they should be for this time of year. The farmers around here are happy for that, as they are 2-3 weeks behind in their spring work.

That said, let’s get on with the hop. Today our Inkin’ Krew  has a full slate of talented hoppers, and many lovely projects for you.

Our hop this week is based on this sketch.

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And this is the card I created. This is such a cheerful, happy card! it is sure to brighten someone’s day.

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I began with a Night of Navy card base and added a mat of Daffodil Delight. Over this I added a panel of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. Then the fun began.

A strip of Night of Navy card stock run through the Big Shot in one of the Petal Pair embossing folders, forms the background for the focal point. This was matted to another panel of Daffodil Delight. Liquid Glue adhered them to each other and to the card base.

Using the Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad, I stamped 4 daisies and punched them out with the coordinating punch. This punch is included in the Daisy Delight Bundle, allowing you to save 10% over the individual prices.

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With my bone folder, I curved the petals of each daisy, then Liquid Glued them together, offsetting the petals a bit with each layer. I only used 3 of the punched out daisies. I will use the other one on another project.

With the Petal Palette Bundle, you also get the Petals and More Thinlits, also at a 10% discount, and I used the leafy branch to cut a couple of branches to go behind my daisy. I cut one in Pear Pzazz and one in Whisper White. I also cut one in Vellum, but decided I wouldn’t use it on this card. But, I saved it!

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I save stuff. I might need it later. Do you do that too? Well, some demonstrators only keep current products, but I keep all the ones I like, and I use them. That said, my other leaf, also cut in Pear Pzazz and Whisper White, is from the Botanical Builders Thinlits, now retired. It was the perfect leaf for this project.

I arranged these behind where I wanted to place the daisy, then Liquid Glued the stem ends under the daisy, leaving the leafy ends free to ‘blow in the breeze’. I did cut apart the Whisper White branch so I could arrange the leaves more effectively.

Over this I attached the assembled daisy with a Stampin’ Dimensional. The daisy is finished with a Faceted Gem.

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For the sentiment, I inked the Happy Birthday portion of the sentiment in Avant Garden, (which is also now retired) in Night of Navy and stamped it on Whisper White. I used this sentiment partly for the size and partly for the font. It was perfect for what I wanted the finished project to be. This was die cut using the die from Petals and More Thinlits. After cutting it I edged the sentiment piece with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker, just to give it a little extra Something. This was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This completes the front of the card.

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For the inside, a Night of Navy sentiment from Southern Serenade, which is in the Occasions Catalog is centered on a panel of Whisper White. in each of the four corners, I stamped the small daisy from Daisy Delight in Daffodil Yellow. This panel was Liquid Glued to a mat of Daffodil Yellow and onto a mat of the daisies from the Delightful Daisy DSP. This piece was then liquid glued into the card base.

For the envelope, a strip of the Delightful Daisy DSP covers the flap, and a big Daisy Delight daisy is stamped on the front.

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I hope you like this card. I think it is cheerful and fun, and sure to be well received.

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ON WITH THE HOP! Just click the next button to go to the next hopper, or any individual name to go directly to their blog.

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston-you are here

Card Cuts: Night of Navy: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, front embossed strip 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″; Daffodil Delight: front mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, mat for embossed strip 2″ x 5-1/2″, inside mat 3-3/4″ x 5″; Whisper White: daisies 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, sentiment strip front 1″ x 3-1/2″, inside liner 3-3/8″ x 4-1/8″, leaves 3″ x 5″; Pear Pzazz: leaves 3″ x 5″; Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper: front mat and inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, envelope flap 2-1/2″ x 5-5/8″

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Stampin’ Up! Hedgehugs Birthday for Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday to you all. All this hopping keeps one on her toes, does it not? Welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. When you are finished here, I hope you visit all the other blogs as we have some very talented women on this hop.

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We were challenged to use the following colors for today’s hop. I really groaned when I saw this, as one of them is my all-time-most-disliked color! YUK! How can I make a card using THAT?!

Well, you will be happy to know that I did it, and it didn’t turn out badly at all. Of course, I minimized the amount of it that is visible, so that helped. Here are the colors for today.challenge

I started with a Basic Gray card base and added a mat of Dapper Denim.

I chose to do a birthday card for a pre-teen boy, and decided that an Eclipse card would work, as would the Hedgehugs. All kids like animals, don’t they? Going for whimsy, I didn’t want anything straight except for the Letters, cut with the Large Letters Framelits.

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Before stamping everything on the front of the card with images and sentiments from the Hedgehugs stamp set in Versamark, I went over the panel with my Embossing Buddy. I stamped the images then added White Embossing Powder and heat set it. Oh, so cute! Seems a shame to cut them up. But cut them I did.

Then, to raise up the letters, I cut 4 more of each in (do I have to say it?) Lemon Lime Twist. These were all glued together with Liquid Glue. Also using Liquid Glue, I adhered the stamped panel to a mat of Lemon Lime Twist, leaving a VERY narrow edge. I told you I minimized  it.

Now that all my letters were glued together, I replaced them in their respective spaces on the card front adhering them with Liquid Glue.

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Next, I dragged some White Bakers’ Twine through the LLT ink pad to color it and wrapped it around the art piece, taping it on the back. I tied a small bow and added it to the front with a Glue Dot.

This panel was adhered to the card base and mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The letters ARE straight, though with the angled images they don’t look straight.

For the inside, I stamped another sentiment from Hedgehugs, and the squirrel (or is it a skunk?) on the stump. Reminds me of a childhood silly poem, “A skunk sat on a stump…..”, but I digress.

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These were stamped in Versamark and embossed in white on Dapper Denim the same as the front. I added the Happy Birthday sentiment from Eclectic Expressions, also in Versamark and White Embossing Powder, heat set it, then Liquid Glued the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into the card base. This card is DONE!

The envelope, never to be nekkid, is simply Dapper Denim Hedgehugs on the flap and a row of vertical marks from the Eclectic Expressions stamp set across the bottom of the front. Though the Hedgehogs were well inked, I think the impression would have been better if I had had my Stamp-A-Ratus and could have stamped them a second time. I then went over the flap edge with my Dapper Denim Stampin’ Pad to sort of frame the Hedgehogs

It was pretty quick to do with the cutting and gluing of the letters taking the most time. I think it was time well spent. This card actually is better than I expected it to be with, you know, that color. Now, hop on around to see what the rest of the team has done.

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston (You are here)

Card Cuts: Basic Gray: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″; Lemon Lime Twist: front mat 3-3/4″ x 5″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, letters 6″ x 10″; Dapper Denim: front mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, art panel 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″, inside 3-7/8″ x  5-1/8″

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Happy Birthday with the Bees!

Happy Awesome Sunday, Folks! I hope you remembered to turn your clocks forward last night and didn’t miss church or anything because you forgot!

My card for today is for a bee-keeper, and since Stampin’ Up doesn’t have any bee hives, I used a set from Our Daily Bread Designs to stamp the bee skep. The bee is also from that set, but everything else is SU.

I began by taking a piece of the Wood Textures DSP and randomly stamping the bees in Versamark ink. I heat embossed these in copper, then, using the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder, I dry embossed it. After all, the bees make honeycombs which are hexagonal in shape. wild wing creations-4

A piece of 1/4″ Copper trim spread out and wrapped around the bee-embossed Wood Textures DSP is taped to the back. This panel was then adhered to the Early Espresso card base with Liquid Glue.

I sponged a panel of Very Vanilla with Soft Suede using a Sponge Dauber, then stamped the bee skep image also in Soft Suede. The bee was stamped next, then the honeycomb design from Butterfly Basics. Using my Stampin’ Write markers I colored the flowers, leaves, bee skep and bees with Pink Pirouette, Pear Pzazz, and Daffodil Delight. I filled in the wings of the bees with my Wink of Stella to give them a translucent look. The sentiment, stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in copper, is from Butterfly Basics.

The ground beneath the hive needed something, so I used my Blender Pen and Pear Pzazz ink from the Classic Stamp Pad lid to give it a green wash.

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Having decided to offset this panel so more of the embossed bees would show, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals along the left edge to add several loops of Metallic Copper Thread, then adhered this panel to the card front. The finishing touch is found in the 3 Glitter Enamel Dots scattered over the panel.

For the inside, I again dry embossed a panel of the same Wood Textures DSP and adhered it to the card base with Liquid Glue. I sponged another Very Vanilla panel around the edges with Soft Suede ink, then stamped several of the honeycomb design without re-inking the stamp,wild wing creations-5

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get the sentiment (from Picture Perfect) straight, I stamped this also in Soft Suede. Next I stamped 3 bees in Soft Suede and colored them with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write marker. The wings are Wink of Stella. The Bee Happy sentiment is from the same Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set. This panel was Liquid Glued to the embossed mat.

For the envelope flap, I randomly stamped the honeycomb design, again without re-inking, a couple of times, then added one bee, colored the same as the ones inside the card.

The front received flowers (bees need flowers!) from Background Bits, stamped in Soft Suede ink. Then, three more bees hover over the flowers, stamped and colored the same as the others. This card and envelope are finished, and I am happy with the result.

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Card Cuts: Early Espresso: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Wood Textures Designer Series Paper: front 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, inside 4″ x 5-1/4″; Very Vanilla: front and inside 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″

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Stampin’ Up Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop Birthday Card

Blog hop headerTerrific Thursday to you All! Today’s Hop is based on color, and these are the colors we are using to create our cards.Image may contain: text

And this is what I made to share with you. So please, enjoy the hop and be sure to check out what the others on our team have done.

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This is sort of a normal color combination for me, but still a difficult one. For starters, I needed to make yet another masculine card (6 male birthdays this month!!!) so I decided these would be good colors for it.

As this is for a younger man, I chose to use the guitar from Country Livin’ as my primary image. For the background I sponged Pool Party ink over the top approximately 2/3, and Garden Green over the bottom 1/3. Over this I stamped the cluster of dots from Perennial Birthday in Soft Suede, sometimes stamping off once first, and sometimes just stamping until the ink is gone.

Next, I stamped one guitar in stamped off once Garden Green and one in stamped off once Soft Suede. I also spritzed the guitar stamp with water and stamped in a couple places to remove some of the sponged ink, as well as spritzing the dots. These were randomly stamped over the panel. It is hard to see this, but it does add some texture to the panel. This was  then adhered to a Soft Suede mat with Liquid Glue. Set this aside for the moment.

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My card base is Soft Suede. Over this I used Tear & Tape to adhere the Whisper White/Green panel. To make this panel, I cut the Whisper White at 4″ tall x 4-1/4″ wide, and a Garden Green piece at 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. These two pieces are joined by a piece of Tear & Tape, leaving the protecting paper on for the time being. Add more Tear & Tape to the rest of the perimeter of the panel.

I cut  a strip of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon to cover the joint, and wrapped it to the back, securing it with the Tear & Tape. Now, remove the top 1″ of the protective paper on either side of the front panel, just pulling it back and folding it out to make ‘handles’. You will see why in a minute. Also, remove the paper from across the top.

Lining up the panel with the card base, check to be sure everything is as you want it. THEN, attach the top edge. Those little handles you made will prevent this from sticking until you are ready for it to be stuck down permanently. Once the top is adhered, then pull away the paper on the sides, using your ‘handles’. Now, peel away the protective paper from the bottom and complete the adhesion.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the focal panel to the card front.

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Next, I cut another piece of the Pool Party Shimmer ribbon, flagging the ends with scissors, and used Fast Fuse to adhere it, lining it up with the ribbon under the focal panel. I stamped the Happy Birthday in Soft Suede on a scrap of Pool Party sponged Whisper White and cut it with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.   A couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere this to the ribbon. Card front..DONE!

On the inside, I sponged another panel in the same manner as the front and stamped a Garden Green guitar. This was stamped off twice before stamping on the panel. Over this I stamped two sentiments from Perennial Birthday in full strength Soft Suede, then adhered it to a Garden Green mat with Liquid Glue. This was then Liquid Glued to a Whisper White mat and into the card base.

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No naked envelopes, please! I stamped another Garden Green guitar on the front and three on the flap in Soft Suede, not re-inking between stamps. I then randomly stamped those little dots same as the front, only in Pool Party.

I hope you like this card. It was a bit of a challenge, but I am happy with it.

Now, please Hop on around the group to see what their creative minds have done with this challenge. By clicking on the NEXT button, you will go to Amy Koender’s blog. Below is a list if you get lost or want to skip around.

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Julie JohnstonYou are here

Card Cuts: Soft Suede: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, mat 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Whisper White: upper front 4″ x 4-1/4″, focal panel 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″, inside mat 4′ x 5-1/4″, sentiment panel 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″, front sentiment-scrap; Garden Green: lower front 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, inside mat 3-3/4″ x 5″

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Stampin’ Up Wood Textures Birthday

Good Sunday Morning All

Today is supposed to be another beautiful day, so after church I am going out with camera to see what goodies I can find. In the meantime, I want to share a card with you that I first found on Pinterest. I went to Su Mohr’s blog, https://aromasandart.com/lovely-as-a-tree/, and since it uses a couple of my favorites, I thought I would CASE for my nephew’s birthday.

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I am definitely going to play around with this idea some more, so who knows what may be in the future!

For starters, I made the card base from Early Espresso, then, with sheets from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, I proceeded to make the card front.

I cut the top piece to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/4″, then centered the leaf from Leaflets Framelits and ran it through the Big Shot. On a sheet of the plainer wood grain sheets from Wood Textures, I stamped the image from Lovely as a Tree in Soft Suede. These two pieces were adhered together with Foam Adhesive Strips, then to the card base with Liquid Glue. I placed the Foam Strips very close to the edges of the back of the tree rings, and around the leaf. Since I didn’t like the look of the white edges of the foam, I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to color them.

This completes the card front. Easy Peasy.

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For the inside, I used the tree rings paper for a mat, then stamped my sentiment and the Lovely as a Tree image on a plainer  wood grain panel. The sentiment is from Perennial Birthday and stamped in full strength Soft Suede. The trees were stamped off once before stamping on the liner panel. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the sentiments. All were adhered with Liquid Glue.

On the envelope, never to be naked, I again stamped the Lovely as a Tree image on the front in Soft Sued, and used more of the tree rings DSP on the flap.

This card is quick and simple, yet, I think it is lovely. Try one for yourself.

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Cuts: Early Espresso: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″; Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack: tree rings die cut 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, tree rings mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, plain (front) 4″ x 5-1/4″, plain (inside) 3-3/4″ x 5″

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Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats Birthday

Good Friday Morning Everyone! We have had some springlike weather the past couple of days, but the meteorologist says we are back to ‘normal’ winter weather next week, whatever THAT is! Colder for sure, and windy. He also said we can have warmth, cold, rain, snow, and wind. In other words, Mother Nature can throw just about anything, or all of it, at us!

My card today is for a guy whose business is Frozen Custard, so I thought I would use the now retired Cool Treats Designer Series Paper (you can substitute whatever for your card) for his birthday. He also wears, get this, ORANGE BOW TIES! I am never sure whether or not I should claim him! 🙂

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Anyway, the card is kind of cute, I think, and I hope he likes it.

I started with a Calypso Coral card base and adhered a mat made from the DSP that resembles a waffle cone to it with Liquid Glue. To the left of center I attached a strip from the DSP with the sundaes all over it, after I had cut the end with my Triple Banner Punch. I use this punch a lot.

Using the Layering Squares Framelits I cut a square a little less than 3″, but I don’t remember which die I used. Measure it. From Whisper White I cut a slightly smaller square, maybe 2-3/4″? with the stitched Shapes Framelits. It was the largest of the stitched shape squares. To this I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral with a stamp from the Picture Perfect Birthday. Liquid Glue holds it to the Calypso Coral mat.

From a scrap of the Sundae paper (not the Sunday Paper!), I fussy cut one sundae, attached a couple of Mini Stampin’ dimensionals and adhered it to the square. At this point I Liquid Glued the focal squares to the front of the card.

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Since he wears orange bow ties, I wanted to get a bow tie on there somehow, so I cut one from Calypso Coral card stock, softened it up some with my bone folder and put it together with Glue Dots. It is adhered to the square with Liquid Glue. Stampin’ Up! has a very informative video on how to use this punch. You can find it here.

Now that the front is done, let’s tackle the inside of the card. I think the inside should show as much care as the front, so I try to make them look really nice. For this one, I again used the ‘waffle cone’ paper for the base mat, and the sundaes for the second mat.

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For the sentiment panel, I used Whisper White, stamped with a Calypso Coral sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set. To help it stand out from the mat, I simply ran the edge of the panel over my Calypso Coral ink pad. Makes a nice, neat edge, not too wide.

For the envelope I fussy cut a row of the sundaes in their little squares and Liquid Glued them across the bottom of the front of the envelope. The Waffle Cone paper covers the flap.

It is a bit of an unusual card for a guy, but perfect for this particular guy I think.

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Card Cuts: Calypso Coral: card base 5-1/2″ x  8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, square mat 3″ x 3″, bow tie 4″x 4″(punch out 2 ties); Cool Treats Designer Series Paper: (waffle cone)front mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, envelope flap 2-1/2″ x 6″, (sundaes)front banner 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, inside mat #two 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″, cut out sundae from scrap for sentiment panel, 6″ strip fussy cut for front of envelope; Whisper White: stitched square 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″, inside panel 3″ x 4-1/4″.

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Birthday

Good Saturday to you all! Winter is hanging on, but the snow has almost melted away here in the heartland. I am glad you could join me today as I present a sweet birthday card.

I really like the Cake Soiree stamp set and the coordinating Designer Series Paper and Sweet Cake Framelits. There are a lot of possibilities here. I used to bake and decorate wedding cakes, so this is a MUCH easier way to have cake!

This card is completely done with the above products.

My card base is Whisper White, to which I Liquid Glued a piece of Calypso Coral printed Sweet Soiree DSP. Using one of the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, I embossed one side of a Whisper White panel to use as a background for my cake.wild wing creations-4In the upper right corner I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral, and adhered this panel to the card front.

I stamped the cake with flowers in Smoky Slate and colored in the flowers and leaves with a combination of Stampin’ Write Markers and Classic Stampin’ Pads with an Aqua painter. The colors I used were Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pear Pzazz, Marina Mist and Calypso Coral. After coloring, I used the coordinating die to cut the cake.

The stand is cut from a Silver Foil Sheets scrap. The stand and cake are attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I decided the cake needed a topper, so I used the ribbon die to cut the ribbon from another scrap of a foiled Calypso Coral in the DSP.

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The inside uses the same DSP as the front, with a Whisper White panel for the sentiment. All elements are from the Cake Soiree stamp set. The gift is stamped in Smoky slate and colored the same as the cake on the front. I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral.wild wing creations-5

I thought the upper corners looked a little bare, so used the little berry branches to fill in the corners in Smoky Slate. The berries are colored in Marina mist Stampin’ Write Marker. It wasn’t until I started this post that I realized that the string on the gift is only half colored. Perhaps if I hadn’t mentioned it you wouldn’t have noticed! What was I thinking??? Just goes to show that mistakes happen. I can’t fix it as it has already been mailed to the recipient.

For the envelope, the gift is on the front, colored the same as the inside of the card. Another piece of the DSP covers the flap.

I hope you like this card. The Cake Soiree bundle has many elements to give you a lot of potential. And the DSP is really great…one side of each sheet is a foil pattern and the other side is more geometric and no foil.


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CARD CUTS: Whisper White: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, sentiment panel 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″, cake 2-1/2″ x 3″, inside panel 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper: front mat and inside mat 3-3/4′ x 5″; ribbon on cake 1″ x 1″ scrap

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Stampin’ Up! You’re Inspiring Birthday

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop! There are some very talented women on this team doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products. This month we are all creating projects with a “Birthday” theme. I have created a flowery spring-like  card for our hop. I’m featuring the “You’re Inspiring” stamp set for my project.


The only requirement for the hop is birthday, so I was free to choose the style and colors. Since it is for a February birthday, and we are blanketed with snow (and more to come in the next few days), I thought spring sounded good.wild wing creations-4

I began by lightly sponging So Saffron, Pear Pzazz, Pink Pirouette and Marina Mist on a Whisper White panel, then ran it through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This I adhered to a mat of So Saffron with Liquid Glue.

Using my Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, I colored a length of White Organza Ribbon, wrapped it around the embossed panel and taped it to the back. Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere this panel to the Marina Mist card base.

I stamped the large daffodil image from the You’re Inspiring stamp set Basic Gray on a panel of watercolor paper. I wanted to see how the Stampin’ Blends worked on watercolor paper, hence my choice. Using the Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blends, I colored in the image. The colors sort of bled out into the paper, so I have not decided whether I like that look.wild wing creations-1

This image was cut with the largest Layering Ovals die. I edged the oval with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and Liquid Glued it to a panel of So Saffron card stock. Since I had used the largest oval in the die set, I fussy cut a mat for the the oval, using my Paper Snips Scissors.  I then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card front, over the ribbon.

The sentiment, also from You’re Inspiring, was stamped in Marina Mist on watercolor paper . I cut the flag ends with my Paper Snips and edged it with the So Saffron marker. The left end has a Stampin’ Dimensional while the right end (over the oval) is Liquid Glued to the oval. A perky ‘Stampin’ Blends colored organza ribbon’ bow attached with a Glue Dot finished the front. I thought.

As an afterthought, I decided it needed something something. Pearls? Rhinestones? No. AHA! The Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes look like dewdrops on the flowers, so I added a few. One also sits just above the dot on the i in the sentiment. Now it is finished.

For the inside, I stamped an old sentiment that I like in Marina Mist on a panel of Whisper White. Across the bottom marches a row of daffodils from the You’re Inspiring stamp set. These I colored in with my So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Pear Pzazz Stampin’ Write Markers. I edged the panel with my Marina Mist marker and adhered it with Liquid Glue to a So Saffron mat. This was adhered to a panel of Whisper White and into the card base. Card done.wild wing creations-5

The front of the envelope has the large daffodil stamped in Basic Gray and colored with the same markers as used on the inside of the card. The flap is adorned with a row of Basic Gray stamped daffodils, left uncolored.

Now, please hop on to see what Mary has created for you today. Or, if you prefer, go in reverse and see Sue’s project. Enjoy the hop!




  1. Linda Richenberg
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Sue Prather
  5. Julie Johnston
  6. Amy Koenders

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