A Gift from the Garden for the July Pals Blog Hop and PP498

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “Gifts From the Garden.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

A Fun Fold with Flowers for Every Season

This 6 x 6 inch DSP pack contains 12 double-sided pages for a total of 24 different patterns. I have a strong suspicion that I will be buying another pack of this DSP soon.

Here’s my fun fold card:

The first picture is the outside of the card, and the second is the first layer. The third is the sentiment inside, and the fourth shows the gift card pocket on the inside of the card.

Here’s the challenge banner for the Paper Players Challenge # 498:

Fun and Fancy Fold

When layering mats on the outside of cards, I like to step down the measurements by 1/8 inch on the length and width of each layer. For the inside panels of a card, I usually step down by 1/4 inch on the length and width.

I first saw this fun fold in a video by Lisa Curcio and loved it. I’d already created two different cards for this blog hop, but when I saw this one, I realized I would be creating a third, and final, card.

Measurements, and a Bit More

I’ve included the measurements and cuts needed for each piece of the card.

  1. Just Jade base of the card: 6-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches. Score at 4-1/4 inches.
  2. Whisper White inside of the card: 8 inches by 5-1/4 inches. Score at 4 inches.
  3. Just Jade cardstock panels: 2-3/4 inches by 3-1/2 inches. Cut 2.
  4. Poppy Parade cardstock panel piece for front: 1-7/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. Cut 1.
  5. Poppy Parade cardstock pieces for sentiment blocks: 2-1/2 inches by 3-3/8 inches. Cut 2.
  6. DSP panel for front: 1-5/8 inches by 5-1/4 inches. Cut 1.
  7. DSP for sentiment blocks: 2-5/8 inches by 3-1/8 inches. Cut 2.
  8. DSP for inside flap of Just Jade base: 1-7/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  9. Just Jade for the gift card pocket: 5-1/4 inches by 3 inches. Score at 2-5/8 inches.
  10. DSP for envelope flap: 2-3/4 inches by 6 inches.
  11. Whisper White scraps for sentiment blocks.

Putting It Together

I may not have put the card together the easiest way, but I learned a couple of things along the way.

Here are the steps I took:

  1. Attached the white inner card to the inside of the Just Jade base. Make sure not to put the scored white fold directly on top of the base fold. I only moved the white base over by 1/16 inch. Therefore, it’s very, very close but not on the base fold.
  2. Next, I layered the DSP on the Poppy Parade pieces, then adhered those layers to the corresponding Just Jade layer.
  3. Attached the DSP to the back flap for the front of the Just Jade base.

At this point, I realized I wanted some bling on the DSP without adding any rhinestones. So, I grabbed my clear Wink of Stella pen and colored just the Poppy Parade flowers on all the DSP pieces. Luckily, the sentiment blocks create a sense of a border on both DSP pieces.

Back to putting the card together.

The next steps need to be done in order or you might have a problem lining up both DSP/sentiment blocks.

  1. Figure out where you want the inside DSP panel to live on your card. I tried to get my panel centered as much as possible.
  2. Close the front Just Jade flap over the front of the white cardstock. Carefully line up the top sentiment block right over the inside sentiment block. I used tear-and-tape to adhere just the left side of the top block to the card flap. DON’T put adhesive on the whole piece or your card won’t open properly.
  3. Now it’s time to stamp. YEAH!

One Card, Three Stamp Sets

After deciding to stamp sentiments in Poppy Parade, I used the Peaceful Moments cling stamp set for the front “Happy Birthday” and inside “Wishing you every happiness this special day will bring”. The rectangle stitched die cropped the birthday sentiment. Happily, I found that the inside sentiment fit perfectly inside the Stitched So Sweetly die. The inside sentiment was adhered using the multipurpose liquid adhesive. I used dimensionals for the birthday sentiment.

I picked the other two sentiments from the Special Someone stamp set. The Classic Label Punch framed these two sentiments. These two sentiment parts allowed me to stagger them on the DSP between the sparkly Poppy Parade flowers. Both of these pieces are popped up on mini-dimensionals. In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have popped them up. However, I’m happy, so I left it alone.

The Ornate Style stamp set provided the corner decorations for which I was looking. Since I’d used Poppy Parade for the sentiments, I used Just Jade for the corner flourishes. The result of these flourishes is exactly what I thought would be finishing touches.

Finishing Up

I really enjoy using ribbon on cards, and this one needed a ribbon as well. The Just Jade ribbon is thin enough to fit right on the front flap, especially since I tied it in a square knot.

Then, all I needed to do was adhere the DSP to the envelope flap and trim it down. With that, I’d finished this fun fold card/envelope set.

Back to the Pals Blog Hop

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop, which will be August 12th when our theme is “My Happiest Season.” The Design Team will showcase projects inspired by their favorite seasonal time of the year.Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room. 

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  21. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  22. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  23. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  24. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Whale Done!

This card started out for a challenge. As I started working on it, I realized the card I saw unfolding in front of me did not fit the sketch challenge. We’ve all done that, right?

Here’s the card I created:

A Big Deal Fun Fold

This bundle contains the stamp set and a whale builder punch. One of the best parts of this set is that the punch is perfect for punching whales out of the DSP. I originally stamped the whale using Momento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of white cardstock and thought I would just color it using my blends. Wrong. The fabulously gorgeous DSP needs a coordinating fabulously gorgeous whale, so I punched one.

Take a look at this all inclusive suite containing the stamp set, punch, embossing folder, embellishments, and coordinating DSP, which has so much more than just whales!

I’ve made quite a few cards using the fun fold, and I usually am happy with the outcome. Using the DSP, the school of fish stamp, the punch, and the sentiment stamps, this card came together quite easily.

Step-By-Step Paper Cuts

Start with a base card of 4-1/4 inches x 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches. I used Pacific Point since it coordinates with the DSP.

Next, score one side at 2-1/8. Fold both score lines and burnish with a bone folder.

I chose the under the sea beautiful DSP for the inside base and the matching wave DSP for the two smaller folds.

At this point, it would’ve been much easier to randomly stamp the fish schools on all the DSP pieces, but, naturally, I didn’t do that. Trust me, you want to stamp the fist before you start putting layers together.

The measurements for each of the smaller flap pieces are:

  • black cardstock – 2 inches by 5-3/8
  • DSP – 1-7/8 by 5-1/4 inches

The inside black cardstock measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. The DSP is 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. The white cardstock measures 2 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I didn’t want to try to piece the white and DSP together and thought it would be easier to just put white over the DSP.

Using the Stitched So Sweetly die set, I cropped the sentiment mat out of the piece of the base DSP. Very carefully, figure out where the white cardstock will cover the DSP, and crop the label from that piece. No one will see the hole left in the DSP after you put the white down on top.

Now for the Ribbon

Big hint: don’t start adhering all your layers onto the Pacific Point base until you figure out where you are going to place your ribbon. You don’t have to have ribbon, but the card doesn’t lay flat on its own without it.

Tear and tape really made adhering the ribbon to the cardstock simple. I secured one piece of the ribbon between the DSP and black cardstock layer on the inside part of the card.

The second piece of ribbon required some strategic thinking, and I got it wrong the first time. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s a picture of what I did:

I opened up the front of the card so it laid flat on my desk. Next, I cut two strips out of the DSP to 2 inches by 5-3/8 inches. Tear and tape secured this piece of ribbon under the DSP and to the Pacific Point cardstock.

Next, I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, then cropped it using the smallest square in the Stitched Shapes die set. There are dimensionals under the sentiment square. However, I used liquid glue to adhere one half of the label to the front flap. If you adhere the whole label down, your card will not open. Just saying. I stamped the inside sentiment on the white cardstock and adhered it down.

After I punched out the whale, I adhered the water spout with just a dot of liquid glue. There are dimensionals under the whale to pop it up from the DSP.

Finishing Up!

Finally, since I’d finished the card, I cut a piece of DSP for the envelope flap and adhered it down. Ta-dah! I’d completed the card/envelope set. Believe me, it took longer to write down all the steps than it did to actually complete the card.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

As you can tell, I have been playing around with the look of my blog. I’d greatly appreciate any feedback you have. Is it too hard to read? Are there too many colors? What do you think about the sidebar? Anything else? Thanks!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Chocolate Cherry Sunflower

I had no idea there was a chocolate cherry sunflower, but when I came across a picture of it on Pinterest, I had to try it out.

Here’s a chocolate cherry sunflower:

Sunflower Seeds - Chocolate

Here’s my attempt at creating one:

Coloring the sunflower was the most time-consuming part of creating this card. I used the blends combos for Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake for the flower itself. There are layers and layers of blend colors in that flower. I can’t imagine trying to recreate this without using the blends.

I stamped the flowers using Mossy Meadow, then used the Mossy Meadow blends combo for the leaves.

Originally, I thought I’d finished this card last night. As I was getting ready to write this post, I realized I needed to add some sort of dimension around the outside of the center. Some of the pictures I’ve seen actually have gold running right between the inside and the petals. Since the card is already made, I’m afraid to use the color lifter, so I just dotted some gold Wink of Stella there. It didn’t come out gold, but now I have a definitive line between the inside and the petals.

Prep Work, Step-by-step

First, I practiced coloring, a lot. Before I started coloring the flower I used, I had already practiced on two previous ones. The corner of the flower on the inside of the card and on the envelope come from parts of the flowers on which I practiced.

Stamp the leaves in Mossy Meadow, then color with Mossy Meadow blends combo.

Next, crop the flower and leaves using the sunflower die set. I have three large leaves and 6 small leaves on this card.

Using some 2019 neutrals DSP, I cropped the longer stems using the same die set.

I used the same piece of DSP to crop the mat for the sentiment using the stitched rectangle dies.

Stamp the sentiment, from the Forever Fern stamp set in Early Espresso on Whisper White cardstock. Then, crop using the stitched so sweetly die set.

I used a Crumb Cake colored wood pattern from the In Good Taste DSP for the background of this card. However, when I dry-fit all the elements together, I decided the wood DSP needed some more texture. I used the spotted stamp from Forever Fern and randomly stamped it in Early Espresso all over the DSP. In order to achieve a dimensional look, I stamped three times before reinking my stamp.

Since I wanted something to tie all the elements together, I used a piece of the faux suede ribbon and simply wrapped it around the bottom quarter of the DSP base. I tried adding a square knot and it just didn’t fit.

Putting It All Together

Attach the leaf clusters to the back of the sunflower. Next, attach the longer DSP stems to the back of the leaves.

Use dimensionals to pop everything up and place the whole grouping on the card with the bottom portion of the group just hanging over the ribbon.

Add dimensionals to the back of the white sentiment piece and the sentiment mat. The dimensionals on the mat need to straddle the ribbon, so place them accordingly.

Finally, I attached the front of the card to the Cherry Cobbler card base using the multipurpose liquid glue (love that!)

The inside of the card is a piece of 4 ” x 5-1/4 inch Whisper White. I also added the corner sunflower piece, leaves and two stems under the flower. This grouping was attached using the multipurpose glue.

After attaching another partial flower grouping on the front of the envelope, I added a piece of the wood grain DSP to the envelope flap.

After that, this card/envelope set was completed.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Virtual Vendor Village, June 23rd, 24th, 25th

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WELCOME to our Virtual Vendor Village, where you will meet, or get reacquainted with, six women who desire to serve their village through virtual shopping!

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Our Amazing Vendors in alphabetical order: Ann Vandiver – Tupperware, Connie Radford – Young Living Essential Oils, Jessica Pace – Color Street Nails, LuAnn Ribley – Trades of Hope, Rachel Grob Hager – Norwex, Sue Connell Jackson – Stampin’ Up.

I’d love to have you join us, and I’ll post the schedule closer to the dates of the event. Please email me at [email protected] if you would like an invite to this event!

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Sunflowers and Sunshine for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Sunshine, so prepare yourself for projects that are filled with sunny images of joy in the great outdoors. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Sunflowers and Sunshine

I purchased the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle in my pre-order and have already created other cards with the set. You can see those cards here and here. I am sure you are thinking since the theme for this month is sunshine and I have have no sun in my card. Instead, I used Misty Moonlight, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White for my color combination. However, sunflowers won’t grow without sunshine, and ~~~ the name of the flower does contain “sun”.

Here’s my card:

I’ve seen fabulously colored sunflowers all over Pinterest. I haven’t had much luck coloring them and know I need much more practice. In the meantime, I wanted to really use this bundle. Therefore, I had to come up with a different idea to use all this gorgeousness.

A Little Tip for the Sunflower Stamp

I do have a tip for making it easier to replace the stamp in the rubber inside the stamp case, if you are like me and leave the red rubber surrounding the stamps intact. Before you remove the large sunflower, make sure you put tick marks to make it easier to replace the stamp. I had to spend time trying to fit it back into place after using it the first time. With the tick marks, I won’t have that problem again. Here’s a picture of my tick marks:

Misty Moonlight and Smoky Slate Color Combination

Misty Moonlight is now one of my favorite shades of blue. In order to create a calming effect, I chose Smoky Slate for the flowers. I did know I wanted to use the Misty Moonlight from the new In Colors 6 x 6 inch DSP. When I decided to use the same color cardstock for the base, I needed to figure out how to create a border for the DSP without adding bulk from another layer. The StazOn Opaque Cotton White ink pad allowed me to just tap the border in the ink to create a white border. The result almost looks distressed, just like the rest of the DSP.

Crop and Crop and Crop Again

I decided to use embossing powder on the sunflowers since I definitely need more practice coloring them. Embossing powder means that I also used my Stamp-a-ratus in order to be able to get perfect positioning and layering.

I stamped the corner sunflowers on opposite diagonal corners on a 5.5 x 4.25 inch piece of white cardstock. After getting the depth of color I wanted I cleaned the stamp and stamped again using VersaMark, Next, I covered the sunflower with clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heating tool. Finally, I cropped both out the corner sunflowers using the Sunflower Dies.

The embossing on the sunflowers is difficult to see on the first picture, so here’s a close-up:

The only thing I knew for sure regarding this card was that I would be using the corner sunflowers. Therefore, I decided to just start cropping away with the coordinating dies on white cardstock and vellum. I realized I’d need another sunflower for the center, so I went back to my Stamp-a-ratus using the same process as before.

That’s when I realized I had no idea what to do next. Therefore, I just left a pile of cropped items and sunflowers on my desk, albiet on the corner of my desk so I could distance teach the next day.

By the end of the day I had the card organized in my head and just needed to assemble it. I used dimensionals under the sunflowers in the diagonal corners and just the middle of the center flower. The popped up sunflowers allowed me to dry fit some of the cropped pieces. Once I had everything where I wanted it, I took a couple of pictures so I could adhere everything down with liquid adhesive

Finishing Up

I tied the ribbon in a square knot and then cropped the sentiment out using the rectangle stitched dies. The black mini-dimensionals allowed me to pop-up the sentiment over the ribbon.

Since the base of the card is Misty Moonlight, I used a piece of white cardstock cut to 5.25 x 4 inches. I used Smoky Slate ink on a sunflower, stamped it off twice and then stamped in the middle of the cardstock. The result is a very light sunflower over which someone can write.

Finally, I stamped sunflowers on the flap of the envelope and on the front lower left corner to complete this coordinating card and envelope set.

Back to the Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Ann Murray with Murray Stamps Ink. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group, and you don’t want to miss it!


Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  12. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do! Even more so because of the products in the mini-catalog, the clearance rack, and the retiring products.

The HOST CODE for MAY is WW6HSM6A. If you are ordering less than $150.00, please use the host code shown. If you are ordering more than $150.00, please contact me first so you can get your stamping rewards!  Just look at this sneak peek into June’s Paper Pumpkin kit from Sara!

Here’s another video for you, this time it’s for the Ornate Garden Suite, which is available now from the 2020 – 2021 catalog.

Remember, any order over $50 qualifies for a FREE gift from me AND a free catalog for the 2020 – 2021 calendar year!   I’ve seen it, it is fabulous, and I have a rather extensive wishlist for the pre-order available to demos NOW!  Here’s a preview of the front cover, which is all I can show you right now!

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your time.

Blackberry Bliss Poppies

As soon as I got the Peaceful Poppies DSP I fell in love. The gorgeous colors include Blackberry Bliss. I’m sad that the DSP is retiring, especially since I loved it so much I ordered another pack. However, the stamp sets and dies are carrying over.

Tone on Tone

As part of the Make My Monday design team, I needed to create a tone on tone card for the current challenge. You can see that card here. I used a sponge brayer to create the Pool Party background. The shading is subtle, but it is darker on the left than on the right. Using the brayer was so much fun and I was so thrilled, I wanted to use it for another card.

Here’s that card:

The Magical Tool – The Sponge Brayer

First, I used a removable tape dispenser to temporarily adhere the white cardstock to my stamping grid paper. To use the sponge brayer, I simply rolled it on the ink pad. Then, I started at the bottom of the cardstock, making sure to start and end my rolls off the cardstock. This helps to keep the ink lines from being on the cardstock since they are on the grid paper. I just kept rolling and rolling until I was happy with the saturated color. The result looks like cardstock on the picture, but in person you can see a very light texture. I just love this! Best part – I can simply wash the sponges and use them again. Once washed, the staining will not transfer over to other ink pads.

In order to keep a tone on tone card, I used Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black, and Whisper White cardstock. I did run the white cardstock through the Big Shot in the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Using the Poppy Moments die set, I cropped the poppies and leaf stem from Blackberry Bliss. I used black for the centers of the poppies, and topped the large one with a white center.

Pulling It Together

I knew I needed to add definition and an anchor for the poppies and sentiment. Therefore, I added a strip of vellum cardstock behind the poppies. As always, adhering vellum is challenging. For this piece, I ran very, very, very light strokes from the fine tip glue pen, then adhered the vellum down. Now, I could say this resulted in a mistake or a happy accident. I choose happy accident when the fine tip glue pen created some texture for the vellum. Yeah, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

The Painted Labels die set provided the sentiment block, on which I stamped the sentiment. I really like these dies because they crop and emboss an outline at the same time.

Originally, I had small black rhinestones on the bottom left corner. My DH told me it needed something standing out down there. So, I changed the rhinestones out for the smallest pearls. My DH was correct, it is better.

Finally, I adhered the card front to a piece of white cardstock, and then on black. I stamped some Blackberry Bliss poppies on the back of the envelope and part of the poppy stems and flowers stamp, which is colored in Blackberry Bliss as well.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Please stay safe, healthy, during the reopenings going on around us all. Let’s keep the curve relatively flat.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do! Even more so because of the products in the mini-catalog, the clearance rack, and the retiring products.

The HOST CODE for MAY is WW6HSM6A. If you are ordering less than $150.00, please use the host code shown. If you are ordering more than $150.00, please contact me first so you can get your stamping rewards!  Just look at this gorgeous suite of Ornate Garden products, which is available now!

Remember, any order over $50 qualifies for a FREE gift from me AND a free catalog for the 2020 – 2021 calendar year!   I’ve seen it, it is fabulous, and I have a rather extensive wishlist for the pre-order available to demos NOW!  Here’s a preview of the front cover, which is all I can show you right now!  My pre-order arrives this afternoon/evening before 9 pm.  That means card creating time is tomorrow night!  Stay tuned!

Ask me how you can not only see it NOW, but also place a pre-order as well!

 

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your time.

#ShareSunshine with Tropical Oasis

Stampin’ Up! released a pdf of sentiments for the current COVID pandemic. These sentiments create current cards to send to friends and family with a bit of humor. The sentiments are fabulous. I’ve already made and mailed cards to my family. You can see those cards here.

Here is the card I created using another #Share Sunshine set of sentiments:

If You Recognize the Layout

Once again, I missed a challenge deadline, but no worries, I can still blog about it. I created this for the Case This Sketch #369 challenge, which closed about a day ago. However, all is well and life is good.

I have the perfect recipient in mind for this card; my daughter. I’ve seen her in person once since our spring break in the middle of March. We’ve facetimed and texted (a lot!!) but I miss seeing her and hugging her. Soon though, at least I hope so.

This beautiful DSP can be found in the Tropical Oasis DSP pack, whic is retiring at the end of the month. I really like the floral patterns and the more neutral patterns, such as the Pool Party background above.

The colors in this DSP are stunning. In this card, I used Pool Party DSP, the floral DSP, Real Red and Soft Suede cardstock. The red really adds a pop of bold color while also emphazing the red in the flowers.

I finished off this coordinating card and envelope set by adhering a strip of the floral DSP to the flap of the white envelope.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Please stay safe, healthy, and isolated as much as possible. I miss my high school kids and the relationships we’ve formed. My heart breaks for my seniors. But, by working together and following the CDC guidelines, we can all help to flatten the curve.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do! Even more so because of the products in the mini-catalog, the clearance rack, and the retiring products.

The HOST CODE for MAY is WW6HSM6A. If you are ordering less than $150.00, please use the host code shown. If you are ordering more than $150.00, please contact me first so you can get your stamping rewards!

Remember, any order over $50 qualifies for a FREE gift from me AND a free catalog for the 2020 – 2021 calendar year!   I’ve seen it, it is fabulous, and I am anxiously awaiting its arrival!  Here’s a preview of the front cover, which is all I can show you right now!

Ask me how you can not only see it NOW, but also place a pre-order as well!

 

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your time.