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March 2022

CREATE WITH ME - EASTER SAMPLER CLASS!

Easter is right around the corner and I have a lovely paper sampler available for you to create in the comfort of your own home! I've framed mine and it is pictured below.

Easter sampler framed

If you want to put it together with me, the zoom class is Saturday April 9th at 1:00 PM EST.
Everything in your kit is pre-cut, punched and embossed and ready for you to create. It also includes the PDF tutorial for which a link will be sent to your email.
You will need to provide your own 12 x 12 DSP for the back and a large piece of 12 x 12 heavy paper or thin card board to support it. It would be too expensive to ship the large DSP without cutting it down.
The cost of this class is FREE with an order of $25.00 *before tax and shipping) or more placed in my online store using host code WYFMBSPT at checkout. You must use the host code at checkout.
There is so much to buy right now that's on sale - you won't have trouble finding some great deals!
 
If you don't want to shop the cost is $20.00 for the kit and that includes shipping. Send payment to me through PayPal.
For my team members the PDF tutorial is free and the cost of the kit is $10.00 with shipping.
 
Here is the link to register:
 
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Verna

One Card Sketch, Three Cards with Retiring Products

In Monday Mystery Stamping in the Meadow tonight I made this lovely card with the retiring Free as a Bird stamp set. The designer series paper (Hand-Penned) is also retiring. And - I almost forgot - the card stock (Misty Moonlight) is retiring, the Holiday Rhinestones are retiring, and the blue and silver twine - all are also retiring!  

I used one card layout for all of the cards below. Here is the one I made tonight:

Free as a bird card2

Here is a card I made earlier today with retiring Sweet as a Peach stamp set and retiring You're a Peach designer series paper (which is 20% off right now while supplies last).

Sweet as a peach card2

The card base is Crumb Cake and the sentiment card stock is Calypso Coral. I did some stamping on the Old Olive card stock.  

Here is a card made with the Turtle Friends bundle (stamp set and punch). I used the retiring Pansy Petals DSP which is also 20% off while supplies last.  Instead of using card stock for some of the rectangles, I used dsp for all of them:

The Turtle friends card2

Here are the measurements for this sketch:

5 1/2 x 8 1/2" card base

Card stock - 1 1/2 x 1 3/4"; 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4"; 1 x 3 1/2"; 3/4 x 3 1/4" (sentiment).

DSP - 1 3/4 x 2 1/4"; 2 1/4 x 3 1/4"

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Spring Easter Baskets

I want to share these adorable Easter baskets with you, after all March is almost over and Easter is around the corner! I used the beautiful retired Pansy Petals DSP for these baskets. 

Easter basket three2

Even the pansy petals and leaves are from the Pansy Petals DSP.  I just fussy cut them from the paper and adhered them on the baskets.

This is the smallest basket:

Easter basket small2

And here is the medium one:

Easter basket medium2

I wanted to make the large one from the Freesia colored gingham paper in the pack, but I had used it all up.  This is the large one I made during my FB live.  The paper is directional, and doesn't look as nice but it's all I had to demonstrate making the basket:

Easter basket large fb2

Measurements for the large basket:

12 x 12 DSP scored at 4 and 8" on each side.

1 x 12" DSP for handle

3 7/8 x 3 7/8" card stock for center base.

Measurements for the medium basket:

8 1/4 x 8 1/4" DSP scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2"

1 x 12" DSP for handle

2 5/8 x 2 5/8" card stock for center base.

Measurements for small basket:

6 x 6 DSP scored at 2 and 4"

1 x 8" DSP for handle

1 7/8 x 1 7/8" card stock for center base.

On each end of DSP cut up to the first score line on each flap. Turn the paper and do the same on the opposite end.

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Accordion Cards With Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper

I love this Accordion fun fold card! I saw Sharon Armstrong (TX Stampin' Sharon) show how to make this card and thought it would be a great card to feature the beautiful Pansy Petals deisgner series paper. The retiring list comes out next week (yikes - already!), and I'm sure it'll be on it.

Here's the card I made tonight:

Pansy petals accordion fold blackberry2

Don't you love the dsp? I love that it even has pansies and leaves on it that you can die cut or fussy cut to use on a card!

Here's another card with one of the Heart & Home doilies on the front.  I stamped a large pansy on it and added a pearl in the center:

Pansy petals doily accordion fold2

The dark green twine on the front is from the Fan Baker's Twine pack.

Here's what the card looks like open. The original pattern called for one 2 3/4 x 2 3/4" square for the front of the 3 x 6" hinge (or little card), but I like to cut two of the 2 3/4 x 2 3/4" dsp and add one to the back side. You can see it here:

Pansy petals accordion fold flat

I used DSP on the inside of that card instead of Basic White card stock. Here's the front of that card:

Pansy petals soft succulent2

And here's a pic of all three cards together.  Which one do you like best?

Pansy petals cards accordion fold2

Measurements for this card:

Card base - 5 1/2 x 11" scored at 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 5 1/4, and 7"

card stock (same color as base) - 6 x 3" scored at 3"

Card stock for inside sentiment - 3 3/4 x 5 1/4"

DSP - 5 1/4 x 1 1/2" (four of these); 2 3/4 x 2 3/4" (one or two of these)

Did you know the Pansy Patch Bundle (stamps and dies) is 20 percent off right now until the end of March?  The Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine is also! Get them now while they are on sale!

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Inky blessings,

Verna

 


Velvet Look Inking Technique and St. Patrick's Day Card

An experiment always adds interest - after all you never know how it's gonna turn out.  After die cutting three Heart and Home Doilies with a heart shaped die I inked them up by pressing them onto the stamp pad.  I really like the look it made - kind of a velvet look with lowlights and highlights.

St patrick's dah both2

To begin with I embossed the card front with the Stitched Greenery die to make the vine design on the front.

To ink the die cut hearts I pressed them white side down on the ink pad using a larger piece of card stock on top to press with. Here's the Granny Apple Green Card:

St patricks day granny apple2

And here's the Garden Green Card:

St patricks day garden green2

I like the Granny Apple Green card better.

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Great Card Layout to Feature Designer Series Paper or Stamped Picture

If you are a stamper, a versatile card sketch is a great find.  If you are looking for a layout to feature designer series paper or a larged stamped picture this is one you will want to use.

I paired New Horizons designer series paper with the Beautiful Tree Dies and Horizon Dies. 

New Horizons tree card green2

And here's another picture with this layout - two cards featuring dsp and dies and one (in the middle) featuring stamping.

New Horizons tree cards2

Here are the measurements:

Card base - 4 1/4 x 11" scored at 5 1/2"

Card stock or dsp - 3 1/2 x 4 3/4"

Card stock or dsp - 1 x 3 3/4"

Card stock or dsp - 3 x 4 1/4"

I used the MIni Stampin' and Cut Emboss Machine to die cut my tree. Did you know it is 20% off right now until the end of March?

The Beauty of Friendship Bundle is also 20% off right now (incude the Beauty of Tree Dies). You can order these from my online store!

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Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Hop March 2022 Thank You Cards!

 

I'm excited to share my March 2022 customer thank you cards with you during Kylie Bertucci's Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! 

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I am so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support. The blog hop is part of Kylie and Bruno Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program.

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 from all over the world!!

Kylie's International Blog Hop

I've paired the beautiful Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper with the Whale Done stamp set and Whale Punch. And I've punched those whales from that gorgeous blue foil - yum!! 

Whale done thanks fun fold2

I've punched two whales from the dark blue foil and one from the aqua foil. I used one of the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels for the eye of the whale. Here's a view of one up close:

Whale done up close whale2

You can also see that I've stamped some of the images (sea weed and jelly fish) right on the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper.

This paper comes in an array of gorgeous colors:

Waves of the ocean dsp

I also used the beautiful foil behind the sentiment. Using the Layering Circle Dies I die cut the larger circle from the foil and the sentiment circle from Basic White card stock:

Whale done thanks fun fold2 multiple

Here are the measurements for this card:

Card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" scored at 1 1/4 and 4 1/4"

DSP - 1 x 5 1/4 (2 of these); 2 3/4 x 5 1/4"

Inside sentiment card stock - 2 3/4 x 5 1/4"

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Slimline Cards With Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft subscription kit by Stampin' Up! It is delivered right to your door!  It is great for both beginning stampers and avid stampers!  You don't have to think up a design - it's all packed and ready for you to stamp and put it together!  Each one comes with it's own stamp set, die cuts, ink, adhesive, directions, envelopes and more!

Here's a pic of the cards for this month's kit: Safari celebration paper pumpkin

 

Aren't they cute?  

And here's a pic of the alternative slimline cards I designed using the February Kit:

Safari both 2

These are slimline cards measureing approximately 8 1/2 x 3 3/4".  I designed them to fit into our beautiful slimline envelopes!

Safarie freesia2

I cut down one of the cards in the kit to fit the front and then decorated it with the animals, leaves, etc. that are in the kit.  

Here's the inside of one of them:

Safari inside2

Here's the other card:

Safari soft succulent 22

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Three Fun Fold Cards With Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper

Do you know the beautiful Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper was designed by pouring acrylic paint? This DSP is saturated with blues and greens and even some coral and yellow.  It makes me want to visit the beach!

I made three different cards using this gorgeous designer series paper, and made one tonight in Monday Mystery Stamping in the Meadow. 

Waves of the Ocean Cards2

I used the Whale Done stamp set and Whale punch for the card tonight:

Waves Whale Card2

I love the Blue foil whales! Here's a look at the inside one:

Waves whale card open2

The Waves of Inspiration Bundle (stamp set and dies) are carrying over in the new Annual Catalog, butthe designer series paper, as well as the Blue Foils and Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels are only available while supplies last. Don't miss out on these beautiful products!

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Measurements for this card:

8 1/2 x 5 1/2" Thick Basic White card stock scored at 1 1/4 and 4 1/4"

Waves of the Ocean DSP - 1 1/4 x 5 1/4" (2); 5 1/4 x 2 3/4" for front.

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Fun Bunny Tic Tac Holder

I'm starting to think about Easter - how about you? I just got the Easter Friends stamp set.  The springtime chick, duck and bunny are just adorable! I picture them on baby cards, children's birthday cards, and of course spring and Easter items. 

Easter friends stamp set

So how about a tic tac holder?  Tic Tacs come in so many different colors, but I had the Fruit Adventures on hand, so I used Daffodil Delight card stock for my little holder.   

Tic tac bunny box2

The card stock is die cut so the tic tacs show through like little jelly beans!  I've used my snips to cut around the little paws and then used the smallest layering circle die to die cut the circle shape.

Here is what the inside looks like. I've used Tear and Tape across the center to hold the Bumblebee Gingham ribbon, which ties and holds the little box shut.

Tic tac bunny box open2

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