It’s the Sentiment that Counts for the September Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects where “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” 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.

Here’s my card:

While I knew what sentiment I wanted to use, I struggled with the rest of the card. I wound up creating three cards. All three have the same sentiment, but different DSP and layouts.

Measurements:

  • I used Garden Green for the base, which measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches. The score line created a tent card.
  • The Pear Pizazz middle mat cut to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches, allowed the DSP to really stand out from the base of the card..
  • The Forever Fern DSP for the front of the card was trimmed to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I cropped the Forever Fern DSP for the sentiment block mat using the largest square die in the Stitched Shapes die set. While I had that DSP out, I trimmed a piece for the inside, bottom border to 1/2 inch by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I also trimmed a piece for the envelope flap to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches. A number of the Forever Fern prints have a definite top and bottom, so be careful when trimming.
  • Next, I stamped the outside sentiment on Whisper White using Pretty Peacock and cropped it using the middle square from Stitched Shapes die set. I put dimensionals under the sentiment square.
  • While I had the Whisper White cardstock and Pretty Peacock ink pad out, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card. Next, I stamped the inside sentiment, then adhered the DSP strip at the bottom.

Assembly

  • First, I adhered the inside white cardstock using some multipurpose adhesive.
  • Next, I adhered the Pear Pizazz mat to the Garden Green base, again using multipurpose adhesive.
  • Ater dry-fitting my sentiment block and mat, I thought I needed some separation between the card front and the mat. Therefore, I used the Pretty Peacock marker to outline the edges of the mat. Then, I adhered the DSP mat to the DSP front.
  • Then I wrapped a length of the Just Jade ribbon around the front DSP piece, going over the sentiment mat. I tied the ribbon in a simple square knot.
  • The next thing to do was, add the sentiment square, on dimensionals, to the DSP sentiment mat.
  • I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap. With that, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

This past weekend wound up being a semi-easy peasy card weekend. Another easy-peasy card, posted yesterday, can be found here.

Back to the Pals Blog Hop Information

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 on October 14th when our theme is “Tag, You’re It!” Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  5. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  16. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Christine Eck at Dances With Hooves Paper Design
  21. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

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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Smooth Sailing for PCC389, and Maybe Ornate Garden, with BLOG CANDY

The Paper Craft Crew 389’s challenge is a horizontal sketch for this week. I’ve actually created two cards for this challenge. The first one used the Ornate Garden and In Good Taste DSP. I really like the way it turned out. However, when I went back to the sketch, I realized I left out a panel. So, I went back this morning and created a new card for the sketch, this time using In Good Taste, the Neutrals 6 x 6 DSP, and Sail Away DSP. This masculine card does have the panel I missed the first time. Hopefully, by the time I finish this post I will have figured out which one I will post to the challenge.

Here are my cards:

Without the panel
With the extra panel

Here’s the challenge banner:

Measurements:

Since both cards are basically the same layout, all measurements are for both cards. I am just going to focus on the Smooth Sailing card for descriptive purposes since it has the extra panel.

  • I used Night of Navy for the card base and it measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches. This card is a tent card.
  • The in Good Taste background is trimmed to 5-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed the Smooth Sailing instrument DSP panel to 2-1/2 inches by 3-3/4 inches. In order to have this panel stand out, I used a piece of scrap Basic Black for a 2-5/8 inches by 3-7/8 inches for a mat.
  • While I had that DSP out, I trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • In order to have some continuity between the panels, I trimmed the neutrals Night of Navy DSP to 2-1/2 inches to 4 inches. The height of this panel measures 2-1/2 inches, as does the width of the Smooth Sailing DSP. I also used this DSP, trimmed to 1/2 inch by 5-1/4 inches for the bottom of the inside card panel.

Stamping, Cropping, and Finishing

  • At this point, I trimmed white cardstock piece for the inside of the card to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches, my standard measurement. Since I knew this would be a birthday card, I used the “With a great big wish for happiness” stamp from Sending You Thoughts.
  • Then, I needed three long tabs on the side. I thought the sentiments from the Special Someone stamp set would fit the bill perfectly. Using a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock, I stamped all three sentiments.
  • Next, I stamped the anchor on the white cardstock, and on the lower, left, front corner of the envelope.
  • All the stamping for this card was done using the Momento Tuxedo black ink.
  • I used the Smooth Sailing anchor die to crop it out.
  • The actual birthday sentiment was cropped using the rectangle stitched die. I punched the first two sentiment tabs using the Classic Label punch. I’ll be using that punch with these sentiments a lot more since they fit so perfectly.
  • Finally, I assembled the card pieces. The only dimensionals used are under the “happy birthday” sentiment, under the anchor, and there’s one under the steering wheel to level it out with the anchor.
  • Since the sketch contains a ribbon, I used the Smooth Sailing bakers’s twine to loop around the steering wheel.
  • I just needed to adhere the inside panel and trim the envelope flap. With that, I’d completed this card/envelope set.

I think I have made up my mind. I think I am going to post the Ornate Garden card to the challenge. In order to post both of them, I’d have to have two different posts, so Ornate Garden it is…….unless I change my mind again.

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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Inspiration from FMS447

Freshly Made Sketches is a clean and simple challenge. Sometimes, I can easily create a clean and simple card based on the challenge sketch. This week didn’t turn out that way. I started with the sketch as my inspiration, and I really did intend to create a clean and simple card.

Here’s my final card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

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Golden Honey

This bundle and DSP, available during Sale-a-Bration, spoke to me as soon as I saw it. I made sure to get the bundle before it would’ve had a chance to sell out. In addition, I made sure I earned two packs of the DSP before it became unavailable. As I’ve said, I teach high school. Our school colors are black and gold, and the mascot is a hornet. Therefore, this group of products just begged me to purchase and/or earn as much as possible.

I created this card for a student who is facing a very lengthy recovery from an accident. Since she is able to have food delivered to her at the hospital, a friend and I thought we’d bring her some dinner and a Starbucks gift card for her parents. Of course, I won’t be allowed in the hospital, but one of her parents can meet me outside. Hopefully, you can see the challenge sketch inspiration in my card.

Measurements

  • The card base measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches. It opens up.
  • I chose the black and gold striped DSP for the background. It measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The gold and white DSP panel, bordered by a thin piece of black cardstock on both sides, measures a total of 2 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I cropped a piece of white cardstock for the inside to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I also trimmed a piece of the black and gold hexagon DSP to 1/2 inch by 5-1/4 inches. This strip was adhered to the right side of the white cardstock and coordinates with the DSP on the envelope flap.

All the Pieces and Assembly

  • The gold and white hexagon DSP seemed like a good choice for the beehive. I cropped that using the beehive die.
  • There are two honeycombs cropped from gold foil specialty DSP. I used one on the card and one on the front of the envelope.
  • I cropped the large “hornet” from the black and gold hexagon DSP. My only reason for this choice was because I wanted some sort of texture on the hornet. Next, I cropped a partial hornet from a scrap of gold specialty DSP. I trimmed off all parts of the gold hornet except for the center body part and the antenna. Since the body parts are small, I trimmed a very thin, short piece of black cardstock for the back of the hornet. This thin piece holds all the small pieces of gold together. Then I adhered the body of the black/gold hornet to the gold body.
  • Both the front and inside sentiments come from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set. The sentiments combine to say “If loving thoughts could heal…” “you’d be better already.” I thought these sentiments matched my thoughts perfectly. I stamped the sentiments using Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
  • I cropped the front sentiment using the stitched rectangle die set.
  • Of course, I had to use some sort of ribbon or thread. I chose the gold twine and wrapped it around just the white and gold panel three times. Then, I tied it in a square knot.
  • Amazingly, the only dimensionals I used pop up the body of the hornet.
  • In order to have the outside sentiment level, I used a large glue dot under the right side of the sentiment. I used multipurpose liquid glue for the left side.
  • After putting everything together, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

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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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

Color Combo:

Supplies Used:

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!

We know this shelter-at-home time has been stressful, so we want to provide some encouragement, happiness, fun, and retail therapy for you! Please invite your friends and join us to learn new things, meet new friends, strengthen ongoing relationships – and support each other as we move forward on this journey!

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 justpeachystamping@gmail.com if you would like an invite to this event!

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Do You Want to Place an Order?

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The HOST CODE for JUNE 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! 

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