Posted in 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Clean and Simple, Designer Series Paper, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Stampin Up! Sale

Hues of Happiness On Sale Now

This elegant card is made with Stampin’ Up! products from the Hues of Happiness Suite Collection. All of which are on sale now!

 Between 15 and 18 November 2022, select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale! Here are the discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty and non-assortment Designer Series Paper

Product needed to complete this card includes: the Happiness Abounds stamp set, Blossoming Happiness Dies and Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (DSP). All of these products are on sale now!

Let’s make the card!

Measurements

  • Basic White card stock (cs) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches
  • Basic White cs: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches to die cut the large scalloped rectangle and 2 x 3 1/4 inches for the sentiment
  • Blackberry Bliss cs: 1 1/8 x 2 3/8 inches to go behind the sentiment
  • Hues of Happiness DSP; enough to die cut the flowers and leaves needed

Supplies

  • Happiness Abounds stamp set
  • Blossoming Happiness Dies
  • Scalloped Contours Dies (also on sale!)
  • Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder (also on sale!)
  • Blackberry Bliss Ink
  • Foam Adhesive Sheets: one sheet cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Opal Rounds
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Instructions

  1. Run the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White cs through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. Then run it through with the large scalloped rectangle in the Scalloped Contours Dies. Set aside
  2. Use the Blackberry Ink and the “You are wonderful in every way” sentiment. Stamp onto the 2 x 3 1/4 inch Basic White cs. Run this through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the smaller scalloped rectangle in the Scalloped Contours Dies.
  3. Adhere the sentiment to the Blackberry Bliss cs. Set aside.

4. Use the Blossoming Happiness Dies to die cut the flowers from the Hues of Happiness DSP.

Tip: When adding dimension to the card with a large card piece, use the Foam Adhesive sheets cut into 1/4 inch strips. You get more even support of the card piece.

5. Adhere the large embossed scalloped Basic White cs rectangle to the front of the Basic White cs card base with the 1/4 inch strips of the Foam Adhesive Sheets.

6. Adhere the sentiment with the 1/4 inch Foam Adhesive strips. Use a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center of the larger flower to adhere it. Add the smaller flower and leaves by sliding them under the larger flower. I use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue for this. It is easier to slide the card pieces.

7. Add the Opal Rounds and Voila! you have a very elegant card!

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Thank you so much for stopping by. Special thanks to Diane for encouraging me to write this blog. Have a lovely and crafty day!

Theresa

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Posted in beginner stamper, dog, encouragement, Occasions Catalog 2019, Photopolymer, Punch, Sponging technique

Sage Advice from a Dog

We all get overwhelmed with stress at times. What to do for relief? Well, Spot here says to “Keep Calm and Wag On”! Not bad advice, eh? What I really do is keep calm and make cards!

For this card I will again be using Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails stamp set and the Dog Builder punch, as well as the Everyday Label punch, Real Red ink and Memento ink.

Measurements: Whisper White card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches folded in half at 4 1/4 inches and burnished with the Bone Folder. Real Red 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches, Blueberry Bushel 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches, and Whisper White 4 1/2 x 3 inches.

Using the Stampin’ Pierce Mat, stamp the dog in Memento ink to the left side on the Whisper White piece. *Look at my previous post to see how to add spots and the collar.

Stamp the sentiment onto the right side of the Whisper White piece.

Using a scrap piece of cardstock, punch the dog and heart out. We will be using this as a stencil. Lay the stencil over the stamped dog. Stamp the heart in Real Red as shown by the stencil. This will make it possible to punch out the dog and the heart together.

Lay the punch upside down on the table. Line up the image and depress the punch slightly to hold in place. Then press quickly and firmly with the heel of your hand to punch the image out.

Use the Everyday Label punch for the sentiment using the same procedure as above. Now for a new technique!

The new technique is called Sponging. Today I am going to use a Sponge Dauber to do this. I put the Dauber on my index finger. Tap down on the ink pad several times to get some ink evenly over the tip of the Dauber.

Now you are going to put the ink on the edge of the cardstock by flicking the dauber back and forth. Go all the way around the label. Start light and go darker as desired.

Adhere the Blueberry Bushel strip to the Real Red strip. Now adhere the two to the cardbase.

Use the Stampin’ Dimensionals and put them on the back of the label and the dog. I used the Stampin’ Mini Dimensionals for the back of the heart.

Peel off the protective cover on the Dimensionals, adhering the sentiment label to the card front first, followed by the dog, then the heart.

And there you have some sage advice from a dog. A dog?!?!

Stampin’ Up! products used included: Stamp set: Happy Tails #148682; Punch: Dog Builder # 148543 and Everyday Label #144668; Happy Tails Stamp set and Dog Builder punch bundle (save 10%) #150631; Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Real Red #102482 and Blueberry Bushel #146968; Ink: Real Red # 147084 and Memento #132708; Clear Blocks: A #118487, B #117147 and D #118485; Sponge Dauber 3133773; Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430; Stampin’ Mini Dimensionals #144108; Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755. To place an order select the Shop Now button above.