Love and Make My Monday #219

Welcome to the newest Make My Monday bi-weekly challenge #219. Our host for this challenge, Heather, chose Love as the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the very talented design team members created. Then, don’t forget to upload your creations to our gallery. We look forward to seeing your creations there!

Here are my two challenge Valentines:

I made these Valentine’s Day cards for my kindergarten great niece and my pre-k3 great nephew. I made 14 of the bear card and 18 of the bumblebee Flirty Flamingo card. They were so much fun to make! I’m really looking forward to getting pictures of the two of them writing out the cards.

When I am mass-producing cards, I get all my pieces done first, then color, stamp, and assemble. I used the Bee Mine suite of products and the Fluffiest Friends stamp and die set.

Flirty Flamingo Bumblebee:

  • The Flirty Flamingo base measures 3-1/4 by 5 inches.
  • The DSP measures 3-1/8 by 4-7/8 inches.
  • I used the dark Flirty Flamingo blend to color the Black & White Gingham Ribbon. Easy peasy.
  • I punched out the Flirty Flamingo sentiment panel using the Heartfelt Hexagon punch..
  • Stamp the dotted line for the flying bee using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • I punched a piece of black cardstock using the bee punch so I would have a template for stamping.
  • For stamping the body of the bee I used Daffodil Delight and black, the antenna pieces, and then stamped the wings using Flirty Flamingo ink.
  • Then I punched the pieces and used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere them to the DSP.

Bee Mine:

  • The layers are Daffodil Delight, black, and white cardstock. I used three consecutive deckled rectangle dies to crop the layers.
  • The strip of DSP at the bottom is one of the patterns from the Bee Mine 12 x 12″ DSP. I added a thin piece of retired washi tape to the top of the DSP.
  • The Fluffiest Friends bear is colored using the blends combo sets for Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, and Sweet Sorbet.
  • I punched the hearts using the Bee Mine punch from another Bee Mine pattern.
  • The bee mine sentiment fit perfectly in the retired classic label punch.
  • The adorable trios of bees randomly stamped on the white cardstock using black ink and colored the bees using a Daffodil Delight marker.
  • All the pieces are adhered using multipurpose liquid glue.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Reds & Pinks for Cardz 4 Galz #217

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Galz challenge #217! I’m the host for this challenge, and I chose reds and pinks for the theme. I”d be honored to have you play along with us and upload your creations to our gallery. Please don’t forget to visit the challenge website to see the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team members.

Here’s my card:

Measurements:

  • The Poppy Parade base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The white cardstock mat measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • AFTER I ran a piece of Poppy Parade through my Cut & Emboss machine using the 3D exposed brick embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The white mat under the DSP (designer series paper) measures 2-5/8 inches by 4-7/8 inches.
  • I trimmed a piece of Garden Walk DSP to 2-1/2 by 4-3/4 inches.
  • Trim a coordinating piece of DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Next, punch a piece of DSP using a 1-inch whole punch and run it through the XYRON create-a-sticker for the envelope flap.
  • I used a piece of scrap Poppy Parade cardstock for the sentiment label.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • You’ll need another piece of white cardstock for the daisies. Don’t tell anyone, but I cropped the daisies from the white cardstock mat under the embossed Poppy Parade cardstock. No one will know and you can be frugal with your cardstock.

Assembly:

  • Adhere the white cardstock mat to the base of the card using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Center the dry-embossed Poppy Parade cardstock on the white cardstock mat and adhere using liquid glue.
  • After adhering the Garden Walk DSP to the white cardstock mat, wrap a piece of white ribbon around the layers and tie in a square knot.
  • Add glue dots to the corners of the white cardstock layer and then apply liquid glue. Adhere to the dry-embossed piece of Poppy Parade.
  • HINT: I added glue dots to the corners and also used liquid glue so I wouldn’t need to use dimensionals to accommodate the ribbon.
  • After cropping the daisies using the Cheerful Daisy dies, I ran it through my Cut & Emboss machine using one of the basics embossing folders. The set of three basics embossing folders are available in the online exclusives products.
  • Wipe a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock using your embossing buddy, and then stamp the sentiment using VersaMark ink.
  • After adding white embossing powder to the ink, heat set it with your heat tool.
  • Crop the sentiment using the label die from Cheerful Daisies die set.
  • Add dimensionals under the daisies and adhere to the front of the card.
  • Use liquid glue to adhere the sentiment to the top of the daisies.
  • Stamp your sentiment for the inside on the white cardstock using Poppy Parade ink.
  • After you stamp your sentiment, adhere the inside white cardstock using liquid glue.
  • HINT: I’ve learned that I need to stamp the sentiment before I adhere the inside cardstock. Cardstock has two sides for a reason, and if you stamp before you adhere, you can easily try again on the back of the cardstock. Trust me on this.
  • With that, I’d completed this easy-peasy coordinated birthday card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio includes:

GLASS MAT
* 5 mm thick
* 17″ x 14″ (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
* Safety-tempered
* Heat and scratch resistant
* Wipes clean with water or alcohol

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* Multiuse, nonslip
* Waterproof, heat resistant
* 4 palette squares for custom-color mixing or holding Stampin’ Spots
* Product color: white

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* 8-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ (21 x 21 cm)
* Durable, reusable
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* Product color: dark gray

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Sports Without Balls for Cardz 4 Guyz #339

Welcome to the bi-weekly Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! Our host for challenge # 339, Caz, chose Sports Without Balls for the theme. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the creations from the rest of the design team. I always enjoy seeing what everyone creates, and I think this theme encourages thinking outside of the box We hope you will play along. and please remember to upload your creation to the gallery when you are done.

I’m also entering this card in the Creative Creases challenge. If you like fun folds as much as I do, this challenge is for you! The challenge is always anything goes with a fun fold. I always find so many new folds to try from the challenge!

I used a video from Connie Stewart to create this card. You can see her video here. I’ve already posted a card using this fun fold and you can see that card here.

Here’s my fly fishing birthday card:

The picture directly above (^^) shows the clear Velcro set that holds the card closed. I found these 3/8 inch dots on Amazon.

Measurements:

Stamping & Assembly:

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Supplies Used:

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STAMPIN’ GLASS MAT STUDIO:

The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio is a paper crafter’s dream! The heavy-duty glass mat comes printed with a ruler and grid lines for easy measuring, while the large surface space gives ample room for spreading out while paper crafting. The safety-tempered glass has a heat and scratch resistant surface that wipes clean with the included cloth and water—no chemicals needed. The reusable cloth also cleans ink off your stamps! The nonslip, heat resistant, waterproof silicone mat features four palette squares for mixing custom ink colors or for holding small ink spots in place while crafting. Each component can be used separately or you can use all three items together for a multipurpose paper crafting studio that’s both functional and elegant.

The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio includes:

GLASS MAT
* 5 mm thick
* 17″ x 14″ (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
* Safety-tempered
* Heat and scratch resistant
* Wipes clean with water or alcohol

SILICONE MAT
* 8-3/8″ x 6″ (21.3 x 15.2 cm)
* Multiuse, nonslip
* Waterproof, heat resistant
* 4 palette squares for custom-color mixing or holding Stampin’ Spots
* Product color: white

CLEANING CLOTH
* 8-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ (21 x 21 cm)
* Durable, reusable
* Lint free
* Cleans stamps and other surfaces with only water
* Product color: dark gray

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Lighting the Way with Make My Monday #213

Welcome back to the bi-weekly Make My Monday challenge! Our host for challenge #213,Dawn, chose Lighting the Way for our theme. When you finish here, I hope you visit the challenge site to get inspired by the projects from the rest of our design team. We look forward to seeing your interpretation of our theme so please remember to upload your project to our gallery.

Here’s my card:

For this card I let the O Holy Night DSP (designer series paper) do all the work. The stars are definitely lighting the way.

Measurements:

  • The Night of Navy base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Boho Blue mat measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The O Holy Night DSP measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Trim a coordinating piece of DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. I used a piece of scrap DSP to punch a 1-inch circle for the envelope seal. Run the punched circle through your XYRON create-a-sticker for the seal.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I added a strip of the same piece of DSP to the side of the inside white cardstock. This strip measures 3/4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The sentiment panel was cropped from a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock.

Putting It Together:

  • Adhere the DSP to the Boho Blue cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Then, adhere the Boho Blue to the Night of Navy cardstock using liquid glue.
  • Wipe the scrap of Night of Navy cardstock with your embossing buddy.
  • Stamp the sentiment using VersaMark ink on the navy cardstock and cover it with white embossing powder.
  • Heat set the powder using your heat tool.
  • Crop the sentiment using a die from Countryside Corners.
  • Wind a length of Night of Navy ribbon back and forth under the sentiment and adhere using tear & tape.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and adhere it to the DSP.
  • Add three Night of Navy dots to the bottom, left-hand corner of the card.
  • Using liquid glue, adhere the strip of DSP to the white panel for the inside.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Night of Navy ink.
  • Adhere the white inside piece using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Supplies Used:

 

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In the City with MMM#209

Welcome to the bi-weekly Make My Monday challenge #209. Our host for this challenge, Heather, chose In the City for the theme. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge website to see the creations from the rest of the design team. Part of what I love about this challenge is that the options are unlimited regarding interpretation of the challenge theme. We’d enjoy seeing your creations in our gallery and thank you for playing along with us.

There are times that a challenge theme really requires me to think outside the box. This was one of those themes. I realized that I don’t really have anything for a city themed card, except for the Les Shoppes 6 x 12 inch DSP from a paper share.

Here’s the card I created:

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Measurements:

  • The Basic Black card base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Balmy Blue and white background DSP (designer series paper) measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I used one of the Scalloped Contour dies for the mat under the shoppe, which I outlined in Calypso Coral.
  • The DSP for the envelope flap is another pattern from Les Shoppes. I trimmed it to 6 by 2-1/2 inches. I also trimmed a piece to 1/2 by 4 inches for the bottom of the inside of the card.
  • I punched a 1-inch circle from the Balmy Blue DSP for the envelope seal and ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • The shoppe itself is from another piece of the DSP set, which I had to fussy cut, along with the plant on the corner of the shoppe.
  • I used scraps of Balmy Blue and Calypso Coral for the sentiment.
  • The inside of the card is a piece of white cardstock trimmed to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.

What I Did:

  • I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the DSP to the black base and the white scalloped mat to the DSP.
  • If you don’t mind getting covered in ink, pull a piece of white baker’s twine over the Calypso Coral ink pad. You need to roll it while you are pulling it. Let it dry completely before you try using it on your card. I may or may not have done that and may have messed up the first piece of background DSP. Ok, I did mess it up. Let the baker’s twine dry completley.
  • After it had dried, I wrapped it around the top of the canopy of the shoppe because I wanted to create a ledge of sorts.
  • I added dimensionsals under the shoppe and the plant and adhered them to the scalloped contour mat.
  • The clear embossed sentiment comes from the Charming Sentiments die set. I’ve always liked the look of cropped sentiments but mine never seemed to turn out as planned. Therefore, I am thrilled that this set of fabulous sentiments has a coordinating die set, the Sentiment Silhouette dies.
  • In order to create the Calypso Coral mat, which allows the sentiment to pop against all the Balmy Blue, I cropped one of the what’s new sentiment dies. I simply cut it in half and used liquid glue to attach the piece to the back of the sentiment.
  • I added 3 small Calypso Coral ombre dots to finish off the front of the card..
  • I stamped another Charming Sentiment in Balmy Blue on the inside panel of the card and adhered it using liquid glue.
  • With that, I ‘d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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You can download the following catalog, or find the link on the Stampin’ UP! website. Not surprisingly, some items have already gone on backorder. Now is the time to order your Halloween and Autumn supplies. Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing a pair of cards I made with the Autumn Suite of products.

There’s also going to be a release of ONLINE EXCLUSIVE DSP! I’m especially thrilled with the Tartan DSP! You can see previews below:

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On the Water for Cardz 4 Guyz # 327

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #327! The host for this bw-weekly challenge, Dawn, picked On the Water for the theme. When you are finished here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team members created.

For this theme, I chose to use the Waves of Inspiration stamp set and coordinating Waves dies.

Here’s my On the Water easel card:

Since this is a card for a guy, I tried to keep it as clean as possible.

Measurements and More:

  • The Pacific Point base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches. Score the base at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2 inches.
  • I used retired DSP (designer series paper) for this card because I love the colors and swirl patterns. The DSP for the front measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Trim another piece of DSP to 1/2 by 4-1/8 inches for the bottom of the inside of the card.
  • Next, trim a piece of DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Punch a 1 inch circle of a coordinating pattern for the envelope seal. Run it through your XYRON createasticker.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches for the inside.
  • Stamp the seagull and pilings using Basic Gray ink.
  • Figure out how steep you want your easel to stand. It’s really up to what you want to do and based on the stamping and inside elements.
  • Stamp the inside sentiment on the white cardstock. again using the Basic Gray ink.
  • Stamp the outside sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock.
  • Time to crop using the Waves dies:
    • Crop the seagull and pilings, the outside sentiment, and the clouds using the Waves dies.
    • I added dimensionals under the clouds so I could stand up the easel.
    • HINT: You might need to use two layers of dimensionals, depending on the steepness of your easel. I’ve found two layers of dimensionals tends to work better for a steep easel.
    • Crop the wave from white cardstock.
    • HINT: The wave die is longer than the 4-1/8 inch DSP. Therefore, I cropped the wave, and trimmed off the end of it. Then, I trimmed the end down and used liquid glue to attach the vertical edge back on the wave. I thought the wave looked incomplete without the short vertical end piece.
  • Add a couple of sma;ll pieces of tear & tape to the back of the sentiment banner for the front.
  • Using some silver braided trim, form a circle using the tear & tape to hold the trim in place.
  • Add dimensionals on the back of the sentiment banner and adhere to the front of the card.
  • Adhere the clouds to the top of the inside white cardstock.
  • The front sentiment banner and the clouds were the only place where I used dimensionals. All the other elements were adhered with multipurpose liquid adhesive.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

This is actually the first of two posts for today, July 25, 2023. I hope you will come back at 7 am when the SU! Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop goes live!

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