I have memories of these enormous Sunflowers towering over the edge of the garden from years ago when my kids were little. Always so pretty with their strong stems. Our new stamp set, Celebrate Sunflowers stamped and die cut in Bumblebee, captures the beauty of those flowers. The white embossed layer using our Old World Paper embossing folder is a great backdrop to show this one off!
Aside from birthdays, I find I send a lot of cards to bring comfort to friends and family. This one I made for challenge with my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator team! To participate, they are asked to use the sketch provided below and post a card with products from their stash. It’s fun to see how different the cards look!
Anyone invited to a wedding this year? Wishing all those planning nuptials congratulations as they rework their plans for the day they will remember forever.
Today’s card layout is a simple one, ramped up with the very pretty Forever Greenery DSP and a large greeting. So simple I made a bunch in no time. Several of my co-workers at Homewood are getting hitched this year and I’m all set to wish them all the best!
Taking some time to enjoy colouring on a card today. This is the “Jar of Flowers” stamp set – a new one I haven’t yet played with. I feel like sending cards to friends and family right now is a warm welcome to our isolation so “hello” is a fitting greeting. Do you enjoy colouring?
Most innovative card I’ve seen in a very long time! My thanks to Stacey Stark for sharing this one with me. First off, though, what IS punch art? It’s where you use punched shapes and/or die cuts to create a focal point on a project. This one features – of all tools – the Sunflower Dies as well as some punched circles/flower. Can you spot how many of the 9 dies in this set were used? Just a fun and out of the box thinking card. Thanks, Stacey!
I’d say I send more cards to women than to men. So, all the more reason to have some on hand for when I need ‘em! Probably why I was really drawn to the World of Good Speciality Designer Series Paper when it came out – along with the fact my daughter does a lot of travel so this paper is perfect! A pretty simple, geometric layout: Use a 3 ½” x 3 ½” square and adhere your layered squares evenly on it. With this positioned near the top of the card (leaving a small border on 3 sides) will provide a spot for your greeting. The card also has an embossed layer using the Old World Paper 3D folder #153200 $13.50. Yep, you need it!
I’m pleased to share this unique card layout from Jackie Topa in Wainfleet, ON. Beyond the birds and the die cut circle, can we talk about how cute this card is? It’s like a little “book” with the left side tied as a binding. I just had to do a video on how to make this fun fold. Check it out here:
I just love this gorgeous card made by Kristen Hancock from Victoria Harbour, ON received in a swap in May. The colours are Merry Merlot and Bumblebee with gold foil accents. That pretty background is made by stamping one of the smaller sunflowers all over in the Merry Merlot ink. This bundle has a very detailed die cut that lays over your stamped and cut sunflowers. Hope you enjoy it!
Today’s card is super unique! I would never have thought of stamping the flowers and colouring them in then punching them out to layer as if they were in the jar. And…wait for it…the jar is a punch! Super simple and cute layout. My thanks to Elizabeth Green from Brampton, ON who shared this card with me in a swap!
Wishing all dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day! May you enjoy a day dedicated to appreciating all that you do for your families. My father passed away 20 years ago and I remember how special a dad he was to take us camping, fishing, and to the beach. He worked hard to provide for us during the week and enjoyed relaxing with us on the weekends especially in the summer when we would go away camping every weekend. So, fitting to have a card with the greeting, “You’re so special”. Have a wonderful day!