I don’t know about you, but I always need birthday cards! And this one was easy to make with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. The stamps and coordinating framelits work so perfectly together. I stamped the flowers, cut them with the framelits, ad popped them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Under the flower is a piece of pretty Lemon Lime Twist Striped Ribbon, one of my all time favorite ribbons!! I’m trying to have fun with the outgoing In Colors before they leave us on May 31st. The flowers were stamped with Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum. These are such beautiful colors, I’ll be sad to see them go 🙁
Do you love these colors too? If you do, be sure to grab them right away because they tend to sell out fast! CLICK on the graphic below to see everything available in these beautiful colors!
Special April Offer!
For every order of the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set this month (April), I will send you a set of 3 tags made with this set, along with a pdf tutorial with instructions for making the tags! Place your order, designating me as your demonstrator, and I will send you the tags and email you the pdf tutorial!! (When you order, be sure you don’t check the box that says “No Contact” or I won’t be able to contact you!)
The Sale-a-Bration Basket Weave Embossing Folder is going to be a classic. For one thing, it’s carrying over after Sale-a-Bration – that’s good. But the best part is that it adds beautiful texture to any project! For today’s card it forms a nice background for the rest of the card!
Today’s card is for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge. This is a really fun Tic Tac Toe Board! I ended up using both diagonal lines (Aperature/Gold Silver/Texture and Floral/Gold Silver/Sequins) and the left column (Aperature/Vellume/Floral) and the right column (Sequins/Circle/Texture) on my card! These elements are really easy to use together!
The basket weave is especially appropriate for anything bird related. Doesn’t it make you think of a bird nest? I love the little bird in the Petal Palette Bundle, and here I’ve colored him with Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake Blends. I also gave him a deep blue eye with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend 🙂
Under the bird is a combination of vellum punched leaves and floral dies cut with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. White on white and vellum is such a beautiful combination. I love the softness of it. Under the circle “window” is some of the new Sale-a-Bration Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper ~ gorgeous!!
.This paper is WAY MORE beautiful than it looks in this photo. You will love it! So, how do you get some?? It’s easy ~ just place a $50 order through me HERE and choose this paper as your FREE Sale-a-Bration Gift! Use the item number above (147193) to get this paper. It makes such pretty cards!
Thank you for popping over to my little corner of the world! Have a wonderful day!
Doesn’t this look like one of the prettiest wedding cakes you’ve ever seen? Can you believe this is handmade? Well, YOU can create this card too!
It’s seriously not that hard. Let’s look at it closely. First, the blue (Marina Mist) layer was embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. Easy, right? Then a Whisper White circle was cut with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. This creates a point of focus behind the cake. Again, easy!
Now for the Silver Foil Cake Plate~cut the base and the lace-detailed tray with the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (part of the Cake Soiree Bundle). Then stamp the cake with one of the gorgeous stamps from the Cake Soiree Stamp Set and cut it out with another one of the framelits. Almost done!
Then cut some pretty leaves and a bow to decorate the cake, all from the Sweet Cake Framelits. This is a set of 16 dies! Wow! You can add the sentiment if you like, or leave it off. And a bit of ribbon and baker’s twine finish off the card. See, not that hard. This is a stepped-up version of this card, you can easily simplify by leaving off some of the leaves and the ribbon. It will still be a beautiful card.
The new Occasions Catalog is live today! You can see it online and you can purchase the new stamp sets, dies, papers and ribbons! Whee! I’ve been telling you and I’m so excited!
Still don’t have a physical copy of the catalog and plan to place your next order through me? Email me at [email protected]!
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The Biggest Sale of the Year!
What is Sale-a-Bration?
Sale-a-Bration is the best time of the year for papercrafters! (Well, in my opinion!) It’s a time when we earn FREE stamp sets and other products just for shopping! That’s right, for every order of $50 or more, starting January 3, we can choose a FREE ITEM from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog! For a $100 or more order we can choose either two (2) FREE ITEMS or there are now very special items for this size order! Yippee, Yeah!
So be prepared when you place your order and have the item number of your FREE item(s) ready for the online order form!
Be sure to pop back for my next post because I’m going to be showing you my favorite items from the new catalog!!
Today’s card is a sneak peek of some exciting new products in the Occasions Catalog going live on January 3rd! The first thing I decided to make is Valentines! I want to get them made early so they are ready to send out the first of February.
I really love making Valentines ~ they are just so pretty with hearts and ribbon and lace and, of course, my favorite color PINK!! Today’s card features the new So Do Love You stamp set and coordinating Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies. These come as a bundle, but let me tell you, the new Heart Happiness stamp set also coordinates with these dies. I got both stamp sets and the dies and I’m so glad I did!
And, I had to use my favorite ribbon in the new catalog – the Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon! Isn’t it gorgeous??!!
Get ready to be wow’d by these new catalogs. We have the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration Catalog. For the first three months of 2018 we are having a HUGE GIVE-A-WAY! Stampin’ Up! does this every year! For every $50 order (before tax and shipping) they will give you a gift of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog! And there are special gifts for orders of $100 or more!!!
If you have ordered from me in the past year, you should have already received your catalogs. If you haven’t, please email me. If you would like me to send you these catalogs and you have never ordered from me, just place an order today by clicking the Shop Now button below, and I’ll send the catalogs out to you right away.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Here is a listing of all the items used on today’s card:
Welcome to the Pals November 2017 Blog Hop featuring “Anything But a Card”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals wow you with projects like home decor items, gifts and 3-D items. Maybe even some card sets.
Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
A pretty box is just what we need for holiday gift giving! As paper crafters, we have the ability to actually make an easy small box.
For this box I used a beautiful Champagne Foil Sheet ~ isn’t it gorgeous? To decorate the top of the box I added an additional piece of Champagne Foil that was embossed with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Do you see how it has the pattern of a snowflake? And the box opens easily at the front so that you can slip in the little gift!
The Cherry Cobbler Double-Stitched Ribbon was slipped under the embossed piece and then tied up in a bow on the top. It’s the perfect finish to the blingy box!!
You can use all kinds of different papers to make boxes. I made a second box using Cherry Cobbler card stock and the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper. For this box I cut pieces of the designer series paper and adhered them on all of the sides of the box.
To make the box:
Start with an 11″ x 7″ piece of card stock
Placing the card stock in a horizontal/landscape position, use the score blade on your Stampin’ Trimmer to score at 2″ – 5″ – 7″ – and 10″
Turn the card stock to the vertical/portrait position and score at 2″ and 5″
Hold the card stock in the vertical/portrait position, with the smallest scored section at the top (1″)… you will see three scored sections along the top. Trim away the left and right sides, leaving a 3″ wide x 1″ deep tab. This forms the tab which is part of the lid of the box.
Turn the card stock back to the horizontal/landscape position and cut up from the bottom of the card stock at each vertical score line just as far as the first horizontal score line.
Flip the card stock around so that the side you have just cut is now at the top. Again cut up from the bottom of the piece at each vertical score line just as far as the first horizontal score line.
Fold and burnish each score line. Form the box with the tabbed lid at the top. Trim the sides of the lid to 1″ deep, to match the tab.
Put the box together, adhering the sides with Tear & Tape or Fast Fuse
Run a 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of card stock through the Big Shot inside of the Winter Wonder Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (see how to get it FREE below!).
Tie ribbon around the embossed piece, making a bow at the top. Adhere to the top of your box.
I will be posting a video tutorial with instructions on how to assemble the box later this week. All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of this post.
I’d sure love to hear what you think of this box and my video. I’m trying to get better at them 🙂 Please leave your COMMENT HERE.
Thanks so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today! Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on December 13, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below.
Free Embossing Folder!
Place an order for $75 or more in my online store, and use my Monthly Host Code for November QHJE9JVE, and you will receive from me as your FREE GIFT the Stampin’ Up! Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder used in the box above! This embossing folder will add beautiful texture to all your holiday projects! CLICK HERE to learn more!