Country Floral Birthday Wishes

This was a simple card I found on Pinterest. Who new that embossing with Vellum was so beautiful? And then when you color some of the images with your Wink of Stella and ink from your ink pad lid, makes it even prettier. I made this card with Patty, she was impressed. LOL

I started with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Thick Whisper White Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″. The Vellum is 3 3/4″ x 5″. Run the Vellum through the Country Floral Embossing Folder. Be gentle, it might cut the Vellum, its ok.

Using your ink pad lid with ink in the lid  & your Wink of Stella, color a the large flowers in Calypso Coral, the center of the smaller flowers in Daffodil Delight Ink and the leaves with Soft Sea Foam or Granny Apple Green. Soft Sea Foam is much lighter than the Granny Apple Green. I used the Granny Apple Green card for my photos.

To adhere the Vellum to the card base, I added Snail to the flowers I colored (on the back of the Vellum). You can’t see the adhesive that way.  Then I cut out two of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, one in Whisper White & the other in Calypso Coral. I stamped the Birthday in Soft Sea Foam, (just now realizing I should have used Granny Apple Green to match the leaves…..duh) and the Wishes in Calypso Coral. Those two pieces are snailed together and popped up with Dimensionals. Make sure to add the Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon BEFORE you add the sentiment.  The other card I used some of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to finish it off. I think I will add some to this card as well.

Now you have  a beautiful card to give to someone for their birthday.

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Thanks a Bunch

These two cards were part of the cards Patty Bennett and I made earlier this week. Make sure you check out her cards. We took inspiration from Martin’s Mayhem blog. We were talking about how hard it is to do a one layer card. While Martin’s is one layer, we decided to add 2 layers.  I also changed the colors I used. It took three stamp sets to make this awesome card, Beautiful Bouquet for the flowers, Varied Vases for the leaves, & Eastern Beauty for the circle or wreath. The wreath was inked up in Sahara Sand and stamped off once then onto our card front.

For this card I used these colors:

My card base is Thick Whisper White cut at 4 /14″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″.  The Melon Mambo layer is 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, and the last layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″ Whisper White cardstock.

I added a double Old Olive Linen Thread bow, and some Glitter Enamel Dots. There really isn’t any trick to getting the flowers on the wreath. I started with the largest flower and went from there. The sentiment is in the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.

For this version I used these colors:

I changed the large & small flowers this time, all in the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp set. Added the Double Old Olive Linen Thread. Finished off with more of those Glitter Enamel Dots. Same measurements as above, except I used a Calypso Coral layer instead of Melon Mambo. I like the way the Calypso Coral & Melon Mambo layers make my card “pop”.

Fun Fact: No Big Shot or Dimensionals were used in the making of these cards.

I will be sharing all these cards & the basket this week and next.

Thanks Martin for the inspiration on today’s card.

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Thankful Wednesday

Why am I thankful? This past week has been so special for me. First, Saturday night I promoted to Silver Elite. Do you know how/why I promoted? Because one of my team members recruited one person (thank you Sheila). So Sheila is now Silver (she promoted too because of her recruit), and I am Silver Elite. The big perks start when you achieve Silver Elite. One big perk is CenterStage. This is for anyone who is Silver Elite and above. Stampin’ Up! usually has a special dinner, lots of business info and you receive a new stamp set.  You also get to mingle with business minded demonstrators. So excited and can’t wait to attend.

I’m also thankful for Patty Bennett. She is my friend and upline. Patty has been my biggest cheerleader. I am grateful for our time together because I know how busy she is. Yesterday we met for lunch, and then stamping at my house. We each have a few projects ready for us to do and we stamp all afternoon. We made 7 cards and one Easter Basket. Fun Fact: Our average is 9 cards in one afternoon. Patty is also my roommate for OnStage next month. We have a system, know each others quirks, it just works for us. So, I’m thankful that I get to room with her. We will be getting the Annual Catalog at OnStage, next month. We get into our jammies and look through the Catalog together. Fun Fact: For the Annual Catalog we start in the back and work forward. We want to see all the new dies, punches and embellishments first, then stamps. How do you look at the new Catalogs?

Because I promoted to Silver Elite Patty also sent me these beautiful Orchids, made this amazing card, gave me a Clear Block engraved with Silver Elite, and this cute bag.  Oh, I almost forgot, I get a $100 shopping spree…….woohooo! You know the new catalog comes out in a couple of months…….She said I could wait until June to do my shopping. I told you she is the BEST!

Patty used the Lovely Lattice Sale-a-bration stamp set for her card. She colored it with Stampin’ Blends, added a piece of Gala Gingham & some of the Organdy Ribbon (also from SAB). She fussy cut out the lattice and flowers and layered it onto a piece of Whisper White that was embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. That piece went on to a Thick Whisper White card base.  Yes, she did all that for a card she was giving me. How blessed am I? VERY!!

Patty’s coloring is AMAZING!

The engraved block and card were in this super cute little bag. And that leaf tag looks just like the leaf in the Tropical Chic stamp set. And don’t all those colors on the bag look like Stampin’ Up! colors? Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sea Foam and Coastal Cabana. When you are shopping, do you compare the colors with Stampin’ Up!? Oh, that looks like……..Yes I do all the time, and I’m pretty sure Patty does too. LOL

I’m thankful that I just celebrated  my 10th anniversary with Stampin’ Up! I just don’t know what I would do without stamping and all the friends I’ve made, and the places I’ve traveled to because of Stampin’ Up!

I’m also thankful of my husband. We just celebrated our 41st Anniversary. He sent me these beautiful flowers with a note that said:

I know it hasn’t been easy, but at least now we have stuff to talk about. He always makes me laugh, we make a great team. LOL Couldn’t imagine my life without him.

And these are the projects we did yesterday. I will be sharing them soon, so stay tuned.

Stampin’ Up! has an amazing recruiting special going on until March 31st.  You receive an additional $50 worth of product that you choose. There is no pressure for you to do classes. You can be your best customer, and drop with no questions asked if you need to or find this isn’t for you. Aside from the beautiful stamps, paper & ink that Stampin’ Up! offers, the friendships are what mater the most. Don’t you like to get together with people who like to craft like you craft? That’s what joining the Stampin’ Up!  is, FAMILY.

Contact me if you’d like to talk about this amazing special, or click Join the Fun at the top of my blog, you will get all the details. Don’t wait too long, March 31st is the last day to get this special and I would love to have you join my team.

Please use this Host Code: KM3RWSGM when your order is under $150. Receive a package of Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins with any order that is $50 or more. Must use the Host code to receive the Sequins. If your order is over $150, don’t use the host code. You will receive Hostess Rewards, the Dots and a Sale-a-bration item too.