Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Falling Flowers Stand Alone Card



Falling Flowers Stand Alone Card

In January our team participated in a Prize Patrol tic-tac-toe challenge where we had to create a card or project that used specific techniques or products.  Each time you completed all nine squares of the challenge, you would earn a free stamp set!  I chose the Falling Flowers stamp set as my Prize Patrol reward.  It was so much fun seeing all the different designs everyone came up with for each challenge.

Here is one of my favorite cards that uses the Falling Flowers Stamps.  The card features a fun fold that creates a stand alone card to showcases the focal point of the card.  I love the geometric layout of the card with the flowers being added to soften the look.  If you love layering, this is the card for you!

Here is tutorial and live video that I did on my Facebook page.






Cut List
Dapper Denim Base & Mats:
  • Card Base: (1) 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Large Square Mat: (1) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • Small Square Mat: (1) 2 1/4" x 2 1/4

Naturally Eclectic DSP:
Pattern A (Whisper White background with colored splotches):
  • (2) 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  • (1) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Pattern B (Soft Sky background with white crosses):
  • (1) 2" x 5 1/4"
  • (1) 2" x 2"

Whisper White Thick Cardstock Floral Images:
  • Strip: 2 1/2" x 11"

Sentiment:
  • Soft Sky CS Strip: 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Vellum Strip: 5/8" x 2 1/2"
  • Green Glimmer Paper Strip: 1/2" x 2 1/2"
   

Instructions
Floral Images:
  1. Rub the embossing buddy over the entire surface of the strip of Whisper White Cardstock.
  2. Using Versamark ink stamp the following images along the strip of paper, largest flower (1), flower with pointed petals (2), smallest flower (1), leaf sprig (1), buds (1).  Be sure to leave a little space around each one so coloring does not overlap.
  3. Sprinkle with clear heat embossing powder and emboss with heat tool.
  4. Using sponges, color the images with ink. In the example, the largest flower and smallest flower are colored with Dapper Denim, the flowers with pointed petals are colored with Pool Party, and the leaves and buds are colored with Lemon Lime Twist.
  5. Using paper snips, fussy cut the images. Note that the images also coordinate with the May Flowers framelits, however, I chose to fussy cut so the edges of the images would be white.
  6. Use a slightly damp paper towel or baby wipe to remove any ink on the embossing.




Card Assembly

Base:
  1. With the 8 1/2" side along the top of your Simply Scored board, score the card base at 2", 3 1/8", 5 3/8", and 6 1/2".
  2. Use your favorite Stampin' Up! adhesive to adhere your DSP to your mats.
  3. Fold on score lines in Valley, Mountain, Mountain, Valley Order.
  4. Adhere the large square mat to the center panel of the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.  To help with centering, the mat should be placed 1" from the top with approximately 5/8" of overhang on each side of the center panel.









Focal Point:


  1. Next, adhere the leaf to the lower left corner of the large square mat. It should hang
    over the corner, but make sure that it does not come down lower than the card base
  2. Now place the flowers with pointed petals on either side of the leaf sprig, one under the leaves and one over. Pop one up on dimensionals, the other should be adhered under the leaves directly on the large square mat. See photo of example for reference.
  3. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back side of the small mat and center over the large mat.
  4. Place largest flower over lower left corner of small mat and pop it up on Dimensionals.
  5. Tuck the buds to the upper left of the large flower and adhere to large square mat.
  6. Tuck smallest flower under large flower to the lower right. Place it slightly over flower with pointy petals and glue it to the large square mat.
  7. Cut the end of strip of Soft Sky cardstock at an angle. Use this as a guide to cut the ends of the vellum and glimmer strips.
  8. Stamp a small sentiment in Dapper Denim ink on the strip of Soft Sky strip. Layer in this order, Soft Sky strip, green glimmer strip slightly lower, and vellum strip behind both slightly higher.


Here is the video.  This is only my second video (live or otherwise) and I would love it if you would provide some constructive feedback in the comments below.  I promise I will get better!




Price: $10.00

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sale-A-Bration 2018 Countdown

There are only 10 days left of Sale-A-Bration 2018!!!




Sale-A-Bration 2018 is my favorite SAB ever!
In honor of this, I am hosting a Top Ten Countdown event on my Facebook business page.  Please join me for some fun and crafty inspiration!

Did you know that there are three great ways to earn free product during Sale-A-Bration?


Earn free Sale-A-Bration gifts when you place an order of $50.00 or more in Stampin' Up! products.  This year Stampin' Up! added two levels of gifts, one at the $50.00 level and one at the $100.00 level.  Best of all, there is no limit to the number of gifts you can earn!!  Shop my online store before these gifts are gone.




Did you know that Sale-A-Bration is the best time to host a workshop? Not only do you get all the wonderful hostess goodies Stampin' Up! offers all year, you also receive an additional $25.00 in Stampin' Rewards when your event orders total $250.00 or more in product.



It is also the best time of year to join my team! When you become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you get your starter kit at $99.00 and you will receive $126.00 in product, plus your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Ready to join the fun? Have more questions? Check my team page or contact me.

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