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Five Minute Cards Using Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

Whole Lot of Lovely Thank You Card 1

 

Whole Lot of Lovely Card 2
It seems as if life just gets busier and busier.  I'm sure you can relate! 

Because my life has become crazier, I am in need of quick and easy card ideas. 

Something that can be put together in 5 minutes or less!

That was the case with the two cards above.  I used the beautiful Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper to do the heavy lifting.

Whole Lot of Lovely is my favorite new Designer Series Paper found in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  I like all the designs in the stack, but I especially like the vivid colors with the black background.

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

For the greeting piece, I used the flower image from Daisy Delight and the sentiment from Eastern Beauty.  I inked up the flower using Tangerine Tango, off stamped, then stamped again without reinking onto a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock.  Then, I over-stamped the greeting using Archival Black.

I used a series of punches (1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", and 1 3/4") matted onto a piece cut out using the Big Shot and one of the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies for the greeting.  The greeting itself is popped up on it's matting using a Dimensional.

I used some Tangerine Tango satin ribbon from my stash wrapped around the front and secured on the back of the DSP.  I added a bow to the top card secured with a glue dot.

Both cards have a Pool Party base.

Whole Lot of Lovely Close Up

Whole Lot of Lovely Close Up 1

Done in 5 minutes or less!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Daisy Delight, Eastern Beauty

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Archival Black,

Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies, assorted punches, Tangerine Tango satin ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

 

 

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Pocketful of Sunshine Sampler-Sign Up to Recieve my August Newsletter

Pocketful of Sunshine Sampler August 2017

Bring a little sunshine into someone special's life with the Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle.

Create fun 3D pockets that can hold die cut imagery or real money or gift cards.

The bundle includes the Pocketful of Sunshine 20 piece photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Pocket Framelits Dies.

Ideas using these products will be featured in my August newsletter which will hit email inboxes on  August 2!

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Whole Lot of Lovely Swallowtail Inlay

Swallowtail

Inspired by another scene in my surroundings, this inlaid swallowtail card was quick and easy to create.

Here's the inspiration.

This swallowtail is feeding on a blooming thistle growing along the Hardscrabble Creek that flows through our property in the mountains of Southern Colorado.

What a pretty poser!

(For another swallowtail inspired card, please visit my posting HERE.)

Swallowtail 4

Now onto the card!  

I first cut out the swallowtail butterfly out of Crushed Curry card stock using my Big Shot and Butterflies Thinlits Die.

I was then left with a stencil cut out piece that I decided to use in the card as well.  

I cut a piece of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper the size of the cutout. 

This design is my favorite from the pack of DSP.  Love the bold colors set on the black background!

Here are the pieces I used for the inlay.

Inlay Swallowtail parts
To complete the card, I simply attached the stencil over the designer paper, then stamped the greeting from Butterfly Basics using Archival Black ink.

Because I thought the card front needed to be broken up a little bit, I ran the whole piece through my Big Shot, embossing it with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.

I attached the card front to my Basic Black card base, then attached the cut out butterfly over the stencil using a Dimensional on the body.  This way, the butterfly will pop up slightly.  

I added black candy dots from my stash for added interest.

 

Inlay Swallowtail closeup

Another quick and easy card using my surroundings as my inspiration!

What is your inspiration?

I'd love to see your creations.

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics

Ink: Archival Black

Paper: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits Die, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Dimensional, candy dots

Happy Stampin'!

Quick and Easy Butterfly Card

Quick and Easy ButterflyAre you ever in need for a card to give to someone quickly?

Me too, recently!

 I already had my Big Shot and Butterfly Thinlits dies out on my craft table after making this recycled grid sheet card HERE, so I was able to create this card in less than 5 minutes.

Perfect!

My inspiration came from this photo I had taken earlier in the day:

SwallowtailThis time of year, our yard is filled with swallowtails like this one, plus other butterflies and moths as they feed on the flowers on our property.

This swallowtail is feeding on alfalfa that I have growing in a small section of my garden that I call the "weed patch."  In it, I have alfalfa, clover, mint, oregano, sage, and dandelions.  All could be considered weeds in their own right.  But, I don't see them as weeds as they provide food for many winged creatures, including bees.

And besides, a weed is in the eye of the beholder!

Anyway, let's get to the card.

I embossed my Pool Party card front using the Big Shot and Fluttering Embossing Folder and mounted it to a Crushed Curry card base.

I cut the butterflies out of Crushed Curry and Basic Black card stock using the Big Shot and Butterfly Thinlits Dies.  The black overlay butterfly is attached to the solid butterfly by one Dimensionals on the body so the wings stand up.

The striped background paper is Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.

The butterfly is popped up on the background, again using a Dimensional.

I added a Blushing Bride candy dot to the center of the butterfly for a little more interest.

I stamped "sending wishes your way" from the stamp set Butterfly Basics on the inside using Black Archival ink.  I love this greeting and use it often.  It is perfect for almost any occasion: thank you, birthday, thinking of you....

Butterfly Basics greeting

  Butterfly Basics close up

Quick, simple, done!

For more butterfly ideas, please visit my Butterfly Board on Pinterest!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics

Ink: Black Archival

Paper: Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Basic Black, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Fluttering Embossing Folder, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, candy dot, Dimensionals

 

 

 

 

 

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Recycle and Reuse Stampin' Up! Grid Paper-Butterly Basics

Recycle and Reuse SU Grid Sheet PaperI recently came across a small piece of Stampin' Up! grid sheet paper that I had used to cover my work space while doing a watercolor background technique. 

I often save my work sheets to use for other projects, especially if there are interesting colors and or images.

Recycle and reuse, right?

Here is the original card:

Happy Celebrations 016

I was using my grid sheet paper as a test for the Spritzing Watercolor Background Technique on this card.

This is a super easy technique:

I tapped different colors of ink pads (Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry) onto one of the images found in the Happy Celebrations stamp set, then spritzed the ink with water and stamped.  The test paper also had Peek a Boo Peach.  I inked up and stamped the image a couple of times onto my grid sheet paper as a test.

The test stamping was on only a small section of the grid sheet, so I cut it down and stashed it away in a small box with other recycled pieces that I could use at another time.

I am pleasantly surprised when I find pieces like this.

Recycle and Reuse SU Grid Sheet paper closeup

To complete the card, I simply stamped the greeting from Butterfly Basics using Black Archival Ink and then mounted it to my Basic Black card base.

I cut a butterfly out of Basic Black card stock using my Big Shot and Detailed Butterfly Thinlits Die.

I cut a solid butterfly out of Melon Mambo card stock using the Bold Butterfly Framelits Die.

I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the two layers and set aside to let the glue dry for a few minutes.

Once dry, I popped the butterfly onto the grid sheet card front using a Dimensional.  I added a Candy Dot out of my stash to complete.

Grid Sheet Background closeup

Be sure to hang onto some of those used grid sheets as they might come in handy for providing an interesting background for your next project!

You never know!

For more ideas, be sure to check my Recycle and Reuse Page HERE

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Happy Celebrations, Butterfly Basics

Ink: Mint Macaron (retired, but any color would work), Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Peek a Boo Peach, Black Archival

Paper: Basic Black, Grid Sheet Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Detailed Butterfly Thinlits Die, Bold Butterfly Thinlits Die, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Dimensional,  Candy Dot
 

 

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Fresh Card Marking Idea-Rainbow Background Technique

Rainbow Background Technique

Create rainbow backgrounds with this quick and easy technique!

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This technique will be featured in my Fresh Card Making Ideas for July, which will hit email inboxes on July 18.

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Copper Foil Paper Meets Ruffled Embossing Folder

 

  Ruffled Copper Butterfly

Here's another card I created using copper foil paper embossed with Ruffled, one of the new embossing folders from Stampin' Up!

Using a die cut machine like the Big Shot paired with an embossing folder instantly brings texture and interest to your paper crafting.

And by using the copper foil paper, your project will be rich and deep in color.

(For another embossed copper foil card I created, please be sure to see my hexagon bee card HERE.)

To create the butterfly, I stamped one of the images from Watercolor Wings using Versamark ink on a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock, then heat embossed it using copper embossing powder.  I then cut it out using the Big Shot and coordinating die found in Butterfly Framelits.

I added a copper glimmer brad from my stash to the center of the butterfly for a little more interest.

The foliage was cut out of Basic Black card stock using the Big Shot and Pretty Pines Framelits dies, which I attached to the embossed copper foil paper using my Fine Tip Glue pen along the bottom only so the tops of the leaves stick up.

After attaching the foliage, I added a narrow strip of torn Basic Black card stock over the bottom of the foil to neaten things up. 

The butterfly is popped up using a Dimensional, and I placed black candy dots here and there for more interest.

Ruffled Copper Butterfly closeup

Using embossing folders is an easy way to add dimension to any paper crafting project.

Be sure to check out Stampin' Up!'s full line of embossing folders.

And please remember, during Stampin' Up!'s  Bonus Days during the month of July, for every $50 spent (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 coupon that can be used in August!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Watercolor Wings

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Basic Black, Copper Foil

Accessories: Big Shot, Ruffled Embossing Folder, Butterfly and Pretty Pines Framelits Dies, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, copper embossing powder, copper glitter brad, paper-piercing tool and mat, candy dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Dimensional

 

 

 

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Copper Embossed Hexagons

Copper Hexagons

One of the simplest ways to add texture and interest to your paper crafting is to use a die cut machine and embossing folders.

For this card, I embossed a piece of copper foil paper using the Hexagons Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up! which is one of my all-time favorites!

I love the rich colors on this one.

I paired the embossed copper card front with the flower image from Eastern Palace stamped on a scrap piece of copper foil paper using black Stazon, then it cut out using my Big Shot and the coordinating Eastern Medallion Thinlits Die.

The foliage was cut out of Basic Black card stock using a die from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

The bee was cut out of Basic Black card stock using the bee die from Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

I heat embossed the greeting from Eastern Palace using copper embossing powder on a strip of Basic Black card stock. 

Copper Hexagons close up

This card was really easy to put together.

I just let the Hexagon Embossing Folder do most of the heavy lifting for me!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Eastern Palace

Ink: Stazon, Versamark

Paper: Basic Black, Copper Foil

Accessories: Big Shot, Hexagons Embossing Folder, Eastern Medallion, Pretty Pines and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, copper embossing powder, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Are Here

Bonus Days

 

Has your wish list grown since the new catalog came out? Then treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every $50 US/$60 CAN you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 US/$6 CAN Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!

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Earning period: July 1–31, 2017

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Wood Texture Suite Sampler-Sign Up to Receive My Newsletter

Wood Texture Sampler

Bring the look of the outdoors inside with natural, rustic patterns with the Wood Textures Suite found in the 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.

Wood Words stamp set with coordinating Wood Crate Framelits Dies, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, 1/4" Copper Trim, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, 3"x6" Gusseted Cellophane Bags paired with Hearts and Stars Elements!

Ideas using products found in this suite will be featured in my July newsletter which will hit email inboxes on July 6!

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Once the signup form has been submitted, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you soon!

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