Posted in Cake, flowers, Wedding

Piece of Cake Wedding Card!

I really feel bad for anyone who was looking forward to a big gathering for their wedding this year in the midst of this pandemic. How awful to have made plans over the last year and then not be able to have your event the way you envisioned it. However, people will still be getting married. And who wants to run to the store right now? Having a handmade Wedding card on hand keeps you prepared.

This wonderful Wedding card is made with the Stampin’ Up!® Piece of Cake stamp set. This set is very versatile because there are 6 different cake stamps. Check it out here.

Measurements: Whisper White Card stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches and 4 x 2 inches for stamping the cake; Purple Posy CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches; Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP): 5 x 3 3/4 inches; and Silver Foil: 4 x 2 inches.

Using Memento Black Ink stamp the cake on the bottom of the 4 x 2 inch Whisper White CS. Now stamp the floral cake topper on the other end. You will need room to use the Cake Builder Punch in a minute.

I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive and Shaded Spruce to color the cake and flowers. I used the Highland Heather Stampin’ Write Marker to color the two tiny flowers located on the cake itself.

I colored the icing decorations in Gorgeous Grape. I left some of the flowers on the cake topper white because I thought they looked like daisies. The leaves are colored in Old Olive with a small amount of Shaded Spruce.

Use the Cake Builder punch to punch out the cake. You will also get a cake stand which we are not going to use. You could save the Whisper White cake stand for another card.

You will need to fussy cut the floral cake topper. It is so small!

Use the Cake Builder Punch to punch a cake stand out of the Silver Foil. Set the pieces of the cake aside for now.

Now for a trick! Hold the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Purple Posy with the 5 x 3 3/4 inch Perennial Essence DSP as shown. You may use some temporary adhesive if you wish.

Use the 2 inch Circle Punch to punch a circle in the upper left quadrant. Do not punch too close to the left edge of the card because the cake will be adhered there.

Here’s the trick! Now separate the DSP from the Purple Posy CS. Use the 2 1/4 inch Circle Punch to enlarge the circle on the DSP. This allows the Purple Posy to show through the DSP on the inside of the circle and be perfectly aligned!

Place the Purple Posy and Perennial Essence DSP pieces together and lay them on the front panel of the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS card base. This will show you where to stamp the sentiment.

I also placed the cake and stand on the card temporarily to help with the placement of the sentiment. The “Happy Wedding Day” sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink in the right upper portion of the circle.

I recommend using a lot of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Perennial Essence DSP.

Carefully adhere the Perennial Essence DSP to the Purple Posy CS. Next, use your Bone Folder to help get a nice crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS card base.

Adhere the Purple Posy and DSP panel to the front of the Whisper White CS card base, keeping in mind how you want the sentiment to look.

Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to all of the cake pieces. Adhere the cake first making sure there is space for the cake topper. Now adhere the cake topper and finally the cake stand.

Tie a bow and add it to the cake stand with a Mini Glue Dot. I used the Metallic Edged Ribbon in silver. (For help with tying a bow, refer to the video in this blog here.

Now for some Bling! I added the Rhinestone Basic Jewels sort of scattered on the Perennial Essence DSP. I placed 2 small Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the center of the flowers on the cake.

And Viola! You have a beautiful Wedding card ready to go! I think I went a little crazy with the Bling! Oh, well. It makes for a very sparkly card!

Thanks again for visiting my blog. I have so much fun creating cards and making a blog post. I hope you try some of the cards. Even if you do not have the specific paper or stamp set, perhaps my cards can be an inspiration for one of your own! Stay safe and healthy!

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Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop- May 2020 with the Ornate Layers Dies and Varied Vases Stamp Set

Hi! Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures. I’m Theresa and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Arizona, USA. I’m so excited to be taking part in Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop today.

 I created a card pairing my old favorite Varied Vases stamp set with the Ornate Layered Dies from the Ornate Garden Suite. I love how clean and simple the card turned out. And the card could be used for a variety of occasions, making it very versatile.

Here is a better view of the inside decoration. The colors are Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. I used Old Olive for the stem. The bottom layer is adhered to the card base. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the next 2 layers, then adhered the stamped card piece to the third layer. For the inside I used a Rectangular Layer die to cut out the design in Highland Heather, then adhered it to Gorgeous Grape. Then I fussy cut the edges of the Gorgeous Grape. The inside design is adhered to the card base.

I hope you enjoyed my card. I certainly enjoyed designing it. You can purchase the Ornate Layered Dies, Varied Vases Stamp set and view the Ornate Garden Suite at my online store HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please visit all the blogs participating in this hop to see all the fun and inspiring projects by demonstrators from around the world. You are currently visiting Theresa McEntee’s Theresa’s Treasures. Have a wonderful and creative day!

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Posted in flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks

Kylie’s International Blog Highlight- May 2020

Thank you for visiting my Blog for Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® International Blog Highlights! I am so happy that you could join us today for ideas and creative inspiration!
You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

For this card, I embossed the background with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. The Designer Series Paper is from Best Dressed and the outline is with the Black Foil Sheets. The rhinestones are from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. The lovely “Thank You” is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.

The Poppy Moments Dies are a lot of fun to use and piece together for added dimension.

Thank you so much for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world, and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today. Don’t miss one blog link. Remember you are currently on my page – Theresa McEntee, see who is below me to know where to go next.

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Posted in #simplestamping, Birds, flowers, Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog

Mosaic Mood Hummingbird

Well the Retired List of Stampin” Up!® products in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is out. You can find out what is retiring in my Online Store here , and then by clicking on the tab in the left hand column that says “Last Chance Products”. The Mosaic Mood Suite is retiring so I wanted to use it one last time.

I really enjoyed making cards with the Mosaic Mood Designer Series paper (DSP). The colors are so pretty!

Measurements: Whisper White cardstock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches and 2 x 3/4 inches for the sentiment; Terracotta Tile CS: 4 3/4 x 3 inches and 2 1/8 x 7/8 inches; Daffodil Delight CS: 4 x 2 inches; and Mosaic Mood DSP: a hummingbird to fussy cut, 4 5/8 x 2 5/8 inches of the Terracotta Tile colored mosaic pattern, 3 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches of the rose and butterfly pattern and a stripe for the inside that is 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches.

The first step is stamping the sentiment “Best Wishes” from the Stitched All Around stamp set in Terracotta Tile ink onto the 2 x 3/4 inch Whisper White CS.

Now fussy cut the hummingbird from the Mosaic Mood DSP.

Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Adhere the 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch stripe of Mosaic Mood DSP to the inside of the card.

Adhere the Terracotta Tile pattern to the 4 3/4 x 3 inch Terracotta Tile CS. Adhere the sentiment to the strip of Terracotta Tile CS.

Adhere the rose and butterfly pattern to the Daffodil Delight CS.

Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the hummingbird.

Adhere the Terracotta Tile mosaic piece to the card front slightly to the left. Now adhere the Daffodil Delight rose and butterfly piece slightly to the right. You may want to lay this piece down without adhering it first so you can check placement for the hummingbird.

Add the Hummingbird to the card front, then the sentiment.

And Viola! You have made a quick and simple but stunning card!

Best Wishes to you and your family during this crazy and trying time. I hope you are all staying healthy and safe. Thank you for checking out my card today!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used. Click on the photo and go directly to my online store where you can purchase the product and look at the catalog.

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Posted in Birthday, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog

Garden Birthday with Layered with Kindness

As you may have noticed from my last Blog post, I have been learning to participate in a Blog Hop. I think I finally have it working if you would like to check it out. After you scroll through my portion there will be a list of names. Click on the name and visit their Blog. You can get a lot of great ideas from a Blog Hop.

Today’s card is a Birthday card. I have 6 people in my family with Birthdays in May! I need to stock up on Birthday cards. This card can be made with any Designer Series Paper (DSP). I am using Garden Lane DSP from the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.

I made this card with the Layered With Kindness stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® and the coordinating punch.

Measurements: Garden Green Card stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, 8 1/2 x 3 inches and 5 x 3 inches; Garden Lane DSP: 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 4 x 3 inches; and Whisper White CS: 4 x 3 inches and 5 x 3 inches.

The first step is to stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment in Memento onto the 5 x 3 inch Whisper White CS. Set aside.

Stamp the leaves in Garden Green ink onto the right hand side of the 4 x 3 inch Whisper White CS.

Now stamp the little flower in Petal Pink ink.

Stamp several flowers.

Stamp the single leaf several times in Garden Green ink.

Adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Garden Lane DSP to the 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch Garden Green CS.

Fold the 8 1/2 x 3 inch Garden Green in half at 4 1/4 inches and use the Bone Folder to make the fold nice and crisp.

Adhere the 4 x 3 inch Garden Lane DSP to the front of the folded Garden Green CS.

The floral card piece will go inside the folded Garden Green CS piece.

Adhere the floral card piece.

Adhere the back of the Garden Green folded card piece to the front of the Garden Lane DSP on the 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch piece of Garden Green CS.

Use the Label Me Lovely punch to cut out the “Happy Birthday” sentiment and then punch another label out of the 5 x 3 inch Garden Green CS.

Adhere the two labels together with the Garden Green label slightly to the right of the “Happy Birthday” label.

Adhere some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the “Happy Birthday” label on the half behind the “H” and the “B”.

Adhere to the card front with the right edge hanging off a little.

Now for some Bling! I used the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and applied them with the Take Your Pick tool.

Slide the pick under the adhesive on the rhinestone and transfer it to where you want it on the card. Apply slight pressure to the rhinestone and slide the pick out from underneath. Tip: If you do not have a pick tool, try a toothpick.

Add as many rhinestones as you like, keeping with an odd number. An odd number is more pleasing to the eye.

And Viola! You have a really nice Birthday Card that folds in a new and fun way. (This type of card is called a Fun Fold or Fancy Fold).

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I am so glad you joined me today. This is a great card to use any designed paper you may have around. You can easily substitute another sentiment, and if you do not have any punches, just make the sentiment a square. I am going to make a few more in different colors so I can get them mailed out to my family soon!

Posted in beginner stamper, flowers, Get Well, Punch

Get Well World with Timeless Tulips

Hello and welcome to my blog today. In the midst of the Coronavirus, I decided to make a Get Well card for the World. There is so much healing that needs to be done right now. I know some of you have been affected more than others. I hope all of you and your families stay safe and well, and if anyone has gotten sick, I hope they recover completely.

I love the Timeless Tulips stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® and felt it was perfect for this card. The bright colors are Poppy Parade and Mango Melody.

Measurements: Poppy Parade cardstock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Mango Melody CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches; Whisper White CS: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches, 5 x 3 inches and a 3 x 1/2 inch strip. You will also need a Whisper White CS that is 5 1/4 x 4 inches for the inside of the card.

Use the Poppy Parade ink to stamp the sentiment “Get Well Soon” onto the 3 x 1/2 inch strip of Whisper White CS. Use the largest tulip and stamp it in Poppy Parade ink onto the 5 x 3 inch Whisper White on the far right hand side. Tip: This is a Photopolymer stamp and you will get the best image if you stamp onto the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or use your Stampin’ Up! catalog. I cover my Stampin’ Pierce mat in white paper so the ink gets absorbed into the paper. The black cardstock is just to help you see the card piece better.

Now stamp the largest tulip in Poppy Parade ink in the upper left hand quadrant of the 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inch Whisper White CS.

Add another large tulip on the right hand side in the center. Now use the smaller tulip and stamp it in Poppy Parade just under the large tulip in the upper left hand quadrant.

Using the Mango Melody ink, stamp the large tulip slightly higher and to the right of the one in the left upper quadrant. Stamp the tulip bud in Mango Melody just under the large Poppy Parade tulip on the right.

Stamp another large tulip onto the 5 x 3 inch Whisper White CS next to the Poppy Parade tulip. Stamp the fattest leaf in Granny Apply Green ink to the far left. Tip: Before you stamp an image that will be punched out, look at the punch to determine the placement. More on that later.

Continue to use the Granny Apple Green ink for the stems and leaves. There are two long stems. One leans to the right and the other is more straight. I used the one that leans to the right for the three tulips on the right.

Use the straighter stem on the tulips to the left.

Use the fattest leaf to stamp three leaves in Granny Apple Green ink.

With the Granny Apple Green ink use one of the skinny leaves to stamp a couple of leaves, then use the other skinny leaf to stamp a couple more leaves. This gives a nice variety of leaves and makes the bouquet look full.

Now you will see why I stamped the images the way I did. First punch out the leaf. There should be plenty of space to avoid punching out the Mango Melody tulip.

Punch out the Mange Melody tulip, then the Poppy Parade tulip last.

Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of each of the tulips and the leaf.

Tip: To make the Stampin’ Dimensionals last a little longer, I cut them in half as shown. This is much faster than cutting each one in half before you use it.

Adhere the Mango Melody tulip, then the Poppy Parade tulip. Next adhere the fat Granny apple Green leaf to the center of the bouquet.

Here is the completed card front.

Fold the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Poppy Parade cardstock at the 4 1/4 inch score line and use the Bone Folder to make the fold nice and crisp. This is the card base. Adhere the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch Mango Melody CS to the front of the card base.

Adhere the stamped card piece to the card front.

Trim the sentiment a bit on each end. We are going to cut a banner end. The easiest way to make the banner symmetrical is to start with a center cut.

The next cut is from the upper corner to the top of the center cut. Repeat from the other corner.

Cut a banner end on both ends of the sentiment

Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and adhere it to the card front.

And Viola! You have a beautiful, soothing Get Well card. But wait….

You can step up the card a bit by adding a bow with a Glue Dot. This is the Crushed Curry 3/8 inch Seam Binding Ribbon in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Even though it is a different color than the Mango Melody, it seems to work well. But that is not all…..

There is always Bling! I added some colored rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to add some sparkle. Any of the 3 versions of this card would send a soothing Get Well Wish to someone who needs it. I am sending out Get Well Wishes to everyone and to Mother Earth as well.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I really enjoyed making this card. I hope you give it a try. The Timeless Tulips stamp set is wonderful to make cards for various occasions- Sympathy, Wedding, Friendship, Love, Birthday, Mother’s Day and Easter to name a few. This is a great stamp to start out with if you are just beginning to stamp at home because of its versatility.

I am an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator and am happy to help you be more creative at home. If you need help starting out, please send me an email at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com or message me on Facebook at Facebook.com/theresastreaures.az/

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Best wishes to you all for good health and healing!

Posted in beginner stamper, Easter, flowers, Mini Catalog 2020

Hold Onto Hope Easter Blessings

Wow! This Coronavirus Pandemic is so horrible! I imagine many are feeling a real test of their faith. One way for me to remain hopeful is to be creative. The Hold Onto Hope stamp set was very helpful to me for creating an Easter card.

I know some folks are without a postal service right now. One way to share your card is by doing it virtually. Make the card, write the handwritten greeting inside, then photograph it all and send it off via email, Instagram or Facebook.

I will be showing you 3 different versions of this card. The card is very simple but fun to do.

Measurements: Whisper White Card stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches and 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches; Highland Heather 5 1/4 x 3 inches; and Best Dressed Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 3/4 x 3 inches.

In order for the cross to fit on the D block completely, I put it on the diagonal. I did the same for the flowers we will use after the cross.

Stamp the cross in Sahara Sand ink onto the 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 inch Whisper White CS. Stamp it a little towards the upper edge so you will have room for the sentiment under the cross.

To ink up the flowers I used the Stampin’ Write Markers in Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green. First color the leaves and vine with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker.

Color the little bunches of flowers with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Write Marker. Color the single flowers with the Gorgeous Grape Stampin’ Write Marker.

In order to moisten the ink, use your breath and huff onto the stamp. Then stamp it over the cross.

Stamp the “Easter Blessings” sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set just under the cross.

Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Adhere the 5 1/4 x 3 inch Highland Heather CS to the left of the card front.

Adhere the Best Dressed DSP piece to the card front on the right side.

Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the stamped cross piece.

Adhere the stamped cross piece to the card front.

And Viola! This is the first version of this card which is a very nice Easter card. However, you can “dress it up” a little with some embellishments.

The second version is one with the addition of a yellow bow using the 1/4 inch Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon. Also a very nice card.

And Viola! The final version, the most dressed up version, is with the addition of Gorgeous Grape Rhinestones on the Gorgeous Grape flowers. The rhinestones are in the Noble Peacock Rhinestone pack. Still a very simple card but this makes for a beautiful card to send to someone to wish them some Easter Blessings!

Thank you all for visiting. Please “like” this blog and comment below.

I hope you are all doing okay and staying safe. This is a very challenging time. Create some positivity in your life by taking the time to be creative with something. It helps pass the time and makes you feel better emotionally.

Stampin’ Up!® Products used include: Stamp Set: Hold Onto Hope #151243 and Itty Bitty Greetings #151331; Paper: Whisper White CS #100730, Highland Heather CS #146986 and Best Dressed DSP 151319; Ink: Sahara Sand #147117 and Gorgeous Grape #147099; Stampin’ Write Markers: Granny Apple Green in the Subtle Stampin’ Write Marker set #147156, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape in the Brights Stampin’ Write Marker set #147157; Clear Blocks: B #117147 and D #118485; Bone Folder #102300; Take Your Pick Tool #144107; Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 and Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430; Embellishments: 1/4 inch Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon #151311 and Noble Peacock Rhinestones #194494.

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Posted in beginner stamper, Coloring Techniques, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Sponge Dauber

Ornate Garden Suite/ Fun with Sponge Daubers

I just love learning new techniques. Today’s card will show how to use the sponge dauber for coloring. There are many ways to use sponge daubers. This is just one way. Experiment with the sponge daubers yourself to learn different coloring techniques.

I used the Stampin’ UP! products in the new Ornate Garden Suite for this card.

Measurements: Calypso Coral Card stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches; Old Olive CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches; Whisper White CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 5 x 1 1/8 inches; Gold Foil Sheet: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches; Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP); 5 x 3 3/4 inches.

Stamp the ‘Thank You” sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set in Calypso Coral ink onto the 5 x 1 1/8 inch piece of Whisper White CS. Stamp in the upper left hand corner.

Now we are going to use the “you made my day!” sentiment which is very skinny. Tip: In order to get the sentiment on straight, lay it on the paper and put the block over it to stick it to the block.

Use Soft Suede ink to stamp the sentiment “you made my day!” just under the “Thank You”. Trim the paper to 3 3/4 inches.

Now for the fun part! Lay the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on a scrap sheet of paper. Apply Calypso Coral ink to the sponge dauber by gently tapping it onto the ink pad.

Rub in a small circle onto the scrap paper first. With light pressure, rub in small circles onto the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. Tip: Start light and then add more to make the ink dark.

Continue to color the flowers. Make some darker than others. I know it doesn’t really look that great right now. Kind of just a smudgy mess!

Daub on the Old Olive ink where there are leaves. The card front looks a little better now.

Fold the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Calypso Coral CS in half at the 4 1/4 inch score mark. Use the Bone Folder to make the fold crisp. This is the card base.

Use the filigree to stamp the corners of the inside of the card in Soft Suede ink. Adhere the card piece to the inside of the Calypso Coral CS card base. The filigree makes the inside a little more fancy.

I must admit that I kind of cheat with the Gold Foil Sheets. I have a Big Shot and some rectangular dies and I cut out the center of the card piece to save the Gold Foil sheet. If you don’t have a Big Shot or other cutting machine, just use the Paper Snips to cut out the center. Adhere the Gold Foil card piece to the Old Olive card piece.

Adhere the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to the Gold Foil layer, then adhere the whole piece to the card front. Tip: Using multiple layers makes the card more interesting.