All That You Are Calendars

I wanted to make a bunch of these for my thank cards in January. I found the calendars  at Tayloredexpressions.com. Also thank you to Erica Cerwin for this GREAT idea. I took her idea and used different stamps, paper, ribbon, etc.  I made them for my Customer Thank You Cards last month. They were a hit. My Stamp Club Gals made them this week and we will be making them at my team meeting on Saturday. I used a different stamp set. I will share next week. Don’t want to spoil it for them.

To get started I used a 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base. I used all the colors in the Gingham Gala DSP and the matching Organdy Ribbon from the Sale-a-bration Catalog (SAB).   I don’t think Stampin’ Up! realized how popular this ribbon was going to be, and its not orderable right now. As soon as its back in stock around the 11th then Stampin’ Up! will turn that number back on. The Gingham Gala DSP is supposed to be back in our warehouse around the 18th of this month.  They have over 23,000 coming, and you an order it and it will be sent to you when its available.

Ok, back to my card, I added a piece of coordinating Gala Gingham DSP, cut at, 4″ x 5 1/2″, then a piece of Vellum Cardstock cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″. I stamped the large image from All That You Are Stamp Set, with Versamark Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  Make sure to stamp up to the top left side so the calendar doesn’t cover up your pretty flower.

Next you will want to color your image. I used Stampin’ Blends and colored on the BACK SIDE. Once dry I added snail to just the areas that are colored and adhered on top of the Gingham. Next add your ribbon and calendar. I used two strips of Tear & Tape for the calendar. The last thing I used was the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. They match the Gingham and ribbon perfectly.

Daffodil Delight & Lemon Lime Twist

Grapefruit Grove & Gorgeous Grape (card base, Highland Heather for the Gingham)

I made a special one for Patty. Her family loves squirrels and they feed them on their deck everyday. I added a few of the Frosted Flowers with the Artisan Pearls on top. I also only added the Gingham cut at 2 1/2″ x 4″ & the Vellum cut at 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, then heat embossed like I did in the others.  The squirrel is smaller and I didn’t want it to get lost, which is why I didn’t make them the same size as the cards above. To make the stand for your card you will need a piece of matching cardstock cut at, 4″ x 5 1/2″ score, 1/2″, 2 3/4″ & 5″ on the long side. It should look like my first photo. Put Tear & Tape on the backside of the flaps. Take off the release paper on the Tear & Tape on one side at a time. Line it up with the bottom of your card and center, then do the other side.

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Climbing Roses Heart

This is another card I made with my friend Patty last month. My Stamp Club also made it in class last night. I think it was a hit.

We started off with a Grapefruit Grove card base. Then used the largest Stitched Rectangle Framelits in Whisper White. The floral image is stamped in Grapefruit Grove. This is from the Climbing Roses Stamp Set, (it also has matching thinlits, I just didn’t need them for this card). The Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon was added next and tied in a bow. The Grapefruit Grove Foil is die cut with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and embossed with the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder.  The Foil is a Sale-a-bration (SAB) item you can get for FREE with a $50 order. The heart is popped up with Dimensionals.

The sentiment comes from the Climbing Roses stamp set. Its stamped on a Stitched Oval. Are you sensing a theme here? All the dies are Stitched! I attached it with a Dimensional on the right side and a little bit of Snail on the left side. I wanted it to be the same height as the heart.

And look how pretty the heart is embossed with the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder. Can you guess which embossing folder was the most popular? Don’t forget to add a few Pearls.

The Tufted folder won. I love them both especially with this beautiful Foil Paper.

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ or 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ Grapefruit Grove cardstock ( I did both sizes)

4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White cardstock die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Framelits

3″ x 3 1/2″ Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper

Scrap of Whisper White for the sentiment

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Hello Dear Friend

Today I have a pretty simple card, it does have a little bit of “fussy” cutting, but well worth the effort. It features the Life is Grand stamp set found on page 17 of the Occasions Catalog, and the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, found on page 11.

My friend Patty and I started off by casing one of the cards in the catalog on page 10. After we were done, I think the only thing we copied was fussy cutting the leaves, but sometimes you just need a “jumping” off point to get started.

Our card base is Sahara Sand (I hardly ever use this color), then a piece of the wood grain paper found in the Floral Romance DSP. We die cut the largest oval found in the Stitched Shapes in Whisper White and stamped the hello, Dear Friend in Fresh Fig. This stamp set (Life is Grand) is awesome. I love the fonts and how you really don’t need a whole lot of other stuff. Before you attach to your card, you will want to lay it where you want it and add a few of the stamped Mossy Meadow springs. That “sprig” is found in the All That You Are stamp set on page 2. I’m not sure what else to call it. Once you have those stamped, you can attach your oval with Dimensionals.

We fussy cut 3 sets of leaves, some with the little flowers and others just the leaves. I adhered a couple of leaves with snail and let  some hang over the oval.  I added a double Old Olive Linen Thread bow with a Glue Dot. This is a new product that can be found on page 39.

To finish off the card, we added a few of the Frosted Flower Embellishments and Metallic Pearls. The Pearls are the perfect size to go on the Frosted Flowers.

My Stamp Club is going to make this card tonight.

Since I’ve made two of these cards for class and I think I will be sending them to my two bestest (yes that is a word, at least in my world…..lol) friends. I’ve know them over 30 years. We don’t get together very often. I saw them both on Sunday for brunch. It was a great time catching up.

Cutting Guide:

5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Sahara Sand Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″

4″ x 5 1/4″ Floral Romance Specialty DSP

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