Poinsettia Card

Poinsettia Petals Card

Let’s make a beautiful Poinsettia card!

I love Poinsettias; it’s just that simple.  It doesn’t matter what color the bracts (modified leaves) are; white, pink, red to purple, yellow, orange, or salmon. I love them all!  Every year I look forward to finding them in the store, purchasing them, and bringing them home with me.  They just make me smile.

Poinsettia Card

Check out the poinsettia bracts (modified leaves). I colored them with the SU! Blends alcohol markers (Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Mango Melody), aren’t they gorgeous?

Poinsettia card

Isn’t it amazing how the use of the Ornate Layer dies, Scripty 3D embossing folder, and Poinsettia dies really add to the overall look of the card?  Such small little touches, however, they really change what could be an average card into something beautiful.  Are you adding die cuts and embossing folders to your cards?

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (base card) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 51/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″ (emboss with Scripty 3D embossing folder)
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die-cut with Ornate Layers die)
  • Whisper White cardstock (3rd layer) — 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (stamp “Merry Christmas” and die-cut with Ornate Layers die)
  • Whisper White cardstock — 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamp the flower and leaves then die-cut with Poinsettia die)
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock — 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die-cut with Ornate Layers die)

 

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Project Supply List

Poinsettia Petals Bundle (English)

 
Ornate Layers Dies

 
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Stampin' Seal
 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Simply Shammy

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 

 

 

 

Forever Blossoms Thank You card

Thank you card using Forever Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up!

It seems as though I always need thank you cards; I especially love this Forever Blossoms thank you card. The Forever Blossoms stamp set is so versatile, especially with the matching Cherry Blossom dies.

I colored the Forever Blossoms images with the SU! Blends Alcohol Markers. Yes, coloring can seem intimidating. However, it isn’t. Just a few simple tricks, and you, too, can create beautifully colored images.

Thank you card using Forever Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Take a moment to watch my video below and learn just how simple coloring with SU! Blends can be!

Forever Blossoms Thank You card

Hopefully, you will take time to create this lovely Forever Blossoms Thank You card.

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White (2nd layer) — 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (emboss the bottom 3/4 of cardstock with the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder)
  • Basic Black (3rd layer) — 3/4″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White — 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamp two floral images, color with Blends, and die cut with the cherry blossom dies)
  • Basic Black (small strip for the inside of the card) — 3/4″ x 4-1/4″

 

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Project Supply List

Forever Blossoms Cling Stamp Set (English)

 
Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set

 
Cherry Blossoms Dies

 
Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

Don’t you love the bright cheerful colors on my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card?  As you know, I absolutely love to color, and I especially enjoy coloring with the SU Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  The blending technique with alcohol markers is so easy and the results can be fabulous.

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

The new Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder adds such great detail to the front of my card.  You might also note that I’ve cut around the poppy on the inside edge of the card.  It is such a small touch, providing beautiful results.

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

In particular, I love the soft Old Olive color blending at the base of the poppies.  I used the Craft Ink Blending Brushes, set of 5,  from Amazon.  I have always had difficulty with sponges and sponge daubers.  The sponging was always blotchy and not as clean and smooth as I would have liked.  However, with the Craft Ink Brushes, the results are just what I’ve always wanted. All and all, I am so pleased with the look of my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card.  I do hope you will give it a try!!

My SU! Color Palette

 

 

Card Dimensions

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock (base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (embossed layer) — 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (Punched with Banner Punch) — 2 x 5-1/4
  • Basic Black (layer) — 2-7/8 x 4-1/8
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock (stamped layer) — 2-3/4 x 4

 

If you do not see my video below, click here to watch on YouTube.

 

Project Supply List

Painted Poppies Bundle

 
Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder

 
3D Embossing Folder Plate

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

 
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

 
Peaceful Poppies Sequins

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Snail Adhesive

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Bone Folder

 
Paper Snips

 

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Deck the Halls with Holly

Deck the Halls with Holly

It’s the time of year when we deck the halls with holly. This time of year is by far my very favorite.  I love celebrating the birth of Christ, cold nights, fireplaces blazing, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, the mantle decorated with holly, lights on the homes in my neighborhood, and the kindness of strangers.

Deck the Halls with Holly

Check out the shimmer and shine of the holly berries, aren’t they beautiful. I achieved it with the new Shimmery Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up! 

Deck the Halls with Holly

Whenever I can, I love stamping in the lower right corner on the inside of my cards. Doing this is such a simple touch; however, it adds additional interest. You might try it on your next card. I hope my Christmas card will inspire you to deck the halls with holly!

Card Cutting Details

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11: score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
  • Whisper White cardstock (stamp and emboss circle and sentiment) – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (stamp and color three sets of holly) – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas

God's Peace at Christmas

I love how this card conveys the Warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I feel His peace all year long; however, during the holiday season, it feels even stronger. Hopefully, during this time of year, your heart will be warmed with God’s Peace.

God's Peace at Christmas

The God’s Peace stamp set is perfect for Christmas.  The sentiments are heartfelt, and the glow of the candles can fill your heart with the warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I colored the image with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers from Stampin’ Up! They blend so beautifully and are so very easy to use.  I hope you will give them a try!

God's Peace at Christmas

Card Cutting Details

  • Rococo Rose cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5
  • Rose Glimmer Paper – 3-1/4 x 4-5/8
  • Whisper White THICK cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (die-cut with Rectangular Stitched Dies for a finished size of 3 x 4-3/8)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (inside layer)

 

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Are you ready for Snowman Season?

Snowman Season Christmas card

Are you ready for Snowman Season?  I know I am!! Every year I hope for snow, and sometimes I get my wish. Well, this year is no different, I’ve crossed my fingers, and I’m hoping for snow. Granted, it is a little early, duh, but hope springs eternal!

Don’t you love the new Wrapped in Plaid designer series paper? How can you not love plaid? This selection is so beautiful, check it out.

Wrapped in Plaid

 

Snowman Season Christmas

I colored our handsome snowman’s finery with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. He is also covered with Clear Wink of Stella, very sparkly in person, not so much in the photo. Well, even though it is only mid-October, I am ready for Snowman season!!

Cutting Instructions:

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
  • Gold Foil Paper – 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 x 4-1/4
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 (stamp and color snowman)
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5 

 

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