This beautiful card has been created using products from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack. You will find this on Page 171 of your Annual Catalogue. This pack includes 50 double sided cards in different sizes, vellum specialty cards and 4 sticker sheets.
This is a very unusual card for me in that it involved zero stamping.
I started by die cutting the bottom border of my card base with that beautiful border die. I ran it through a couple of times to make sure it cut through the front and back of the card. Then I cut the So Saffron striped card to fit my card base and die cut the bottom of that so it layered on top. The ribbon was added with Tear & Tape adhesive and then glued to the base.
I die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles and mounted the circles on top using liquid glue. The circles have been punched from another 2 cards that came in this pack. I offset them to give it interest and added the magnolia sticker with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment sticker was inserted under the magnolia and really stands out against the Basic Black die cut.
Further detail was added to the ribbon by tying a bow and securing with a glue dot. The pennant and leaves are also part of the stickers that come in the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today. Today I’m taking part in the Stampin’ Dreams Monthly Blog Hop. It’s my first time participating and I’m really grateful for the opportunity. This month’s theme is Designer Series Paper.
Stampin’ Up! has given us a beautiful range of paper to create with including 12″x12″ and 6″x6″ papers. There are papers in all our Classic and In-Colour ranges plus all the beautiful patterned papers we have including specialty papers such as foil and vellum. See the entire range HERE.
Fancy fold cards are a great way to show case Designer Series Paper. I have chosen my favourite, Bird Ballad paper to work with today. With so many designs of birds, feathers, bird cages, flowers and images that are perfect for fussy cutting, this paper can be used in so many ways.
I have created a fun fold card to show off this pretty paper. This card was adapted from one which Lyssa Griffith Zwolanek had created and is called a Fanfare Fancy Fold. The original didn’t stand upright so I got rid of one layer to enable it to stand up. I then modified it to create this version. I love the simplicity of this fold yet it is fun and interactive with the concertina fold opening up to show the different layers.
I used various sheets of this DSP. The card base displays the paper beautifully. The centre image of the birds has been fussy cut from one of the sheets.
To create the leaves, spritz a piece of Shimmery White cardstock with water and then sprinkle with the Granny Apple Green Pigment Sprinkles over it. The new pigment sprinkles are a fun product to work with, giving you completely different looks each time.
Leave this to completely dry. Then die cut the leaves using the Magnolia Memory Dies.
To add some extra dimension and depth to this panel, I stamped, coloured and fussy cut a few extra flowers and added the leaves. Both the flowers and leaves have been curled using a bone folder.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment and added a flower which has been fussy cut out of DSP to complete the card.
Daffodil Delight card base – 29.5 cm x 14.8 cm. Score on the long side at 4 cm, 8 cm, 14 cm and 20 cm. (Folded in Mountain, Valley, Mountain, Valley)
3.5 cm x 14.4 cm
5.4 cm x 14.4 cm
9.1 cm x 14.4 cm
Designer Series Paper
3.1 cm x 14 cm
5 cm x 14 cm
8.7 cm x 14 cm
Calypso Coral for Stiched Label Die and circle
Whisper White for Stitched Label Die, circle and scraps
Shimmery White piece for leaves
I hope you have been inspired to get your Designer Series Paper out and use it up. Have fun trying out this Fanfare Fold.
You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith at Stamping Flair. Please make sure you stop by all of the other blogs listed below and see all the wonderful creations . Next up is Candice Fields with her fun take on this theme.
The Follow Your Art suite in the Annual Catalogue has got every type of craft and crafter covered. Sewing, painting, colouring, drawing, stamping, hot glue gun lover, stationery collecter – there’s something for everyone.
The Designer Series Paper has images of tools and products used in these crafts on one side and the other side has fun and creative designs. Coordinating colours are Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Whisper White.
Both the cards are in the Pacific Point and Calypso Coral colour combination and feature the spools of ribbon. With a die that cuts out these ribbons it’s easy to create a variety of coloured ribbons for your cards. I love the cute heart that is formed by the ribbon.
This first card follows a very simple layout and is a great for the Beginner cardmaker as it’s a simple sketch to follow. I’ve created 2 halves in my card with the bottom half a little bit larger than the top. I’ve added the beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the images of the ribbon on the top half and then added the embossed Crushed Curry panel at the bottom.
A strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock across the centre ties the 2 halves together. I also stamped my sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink on it.
To colour in the ribbons I used some Stampin’ Write Markers. There are colours to match every ink Stampin’ Up! have and this makes coordination so easy.
Use scrap cardstock strips to create a border between layers or to stamp sentiments on.
For my next card I used the Button Button embossing folder on the Pacific Point cardstock. You can see the lovely detail of this embossing folder and it adds great texture to these cards.
You probably know that I love layering cardstock and paper. This creates depth and makes layers pop such as the paintbrush paper on this card. The paper clip is from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. This embellishment kit contains lovely felt elements in Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry, paper clips, linen thread, silver charms – everything to coordinate with your Follow Your Art projects.
In the next edition of my newsletter, due out tomorrow, I’m featuring another card with this lovely suite.Here’s a sneak peek. To see the full details, sign up for my newsletter. I feature exclusive projects, tips and news for you crafty folk.
The card I’ve got for you today is from a batch I created this past weekend when I was creating like I was going to run out of DSP (like that’s going to happen!).I am so excited for my Annual Catalogue Launch and Craft Party which is happening this Saturday. I hope you are too and have booked your place for this fun event. Preparation is in full swing and I have been creating lots of samples for you to look at. Last Sunday I did a 14 hour crafting shift in my pjs. Awesome! It was longer than working hours but I didn’t feel it. Crafting makes me happy and relaxes me (but I’ve still got a 100 things to do for Saturday!). If you haven’t let me know you”re coming, please drop me a message. We are going to have a fun afternoon together.
The instant I saw the front cover of the Annual Catalogue, all those blue cards got my attention. The lighthouses, sailing boats, ocean themed cards immediately drew me and I knew the Come Sail Away suite was going to be a favourite of mine. This is a card I’ve created using the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack. This pack comes with varying sized cards, laser cut images such as the one I’ve used on this card and also stickers.
I love the texture of the laser cut cards. One side is white, while the other side has a white-washed look and that’s what I chose to show on this card. I backed it with a piece of Night of Navy cardstock which really made this image pop. The sentiment is die cut with the stitched tag which is from the matching framelits. I stamped the rope in balmy Blue over the sentiment.
All the elements have been layered on a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock which has been embossed with the lovely High Seas 3D embossing folder. This is a new style embossing folder and will need to be sandwiched through your die cutting machine differently.
Watch this video for some tips on using the new style 3D embossing folders and dies.
If, like me, you love ALL the products in this suite, the new catalogue makes it easy with a one-product-number ordering system. This item number and other products used are all listed below. Try out the Memories & More card packs and see how easy it is to make a batch of cards.
Thank you for stopping by my blog – Stamping Flair. Today I’m participating in a Blog Hop with my fellow demonstrator friends from the Facebook group ESAD. It’s great that you are able to join in the anticipation and excitement of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue which launches 4th June by taking a look at a variety of beautiful projects featured in this Blog Hop.
You will find lots of inspiration in the projects that are shared. Make sure you visit each one and check them out. I’m certain that you will fall in love with the suites and individual products featured and then have a very long wish list just like I have!
I have chosen to feature the Bird Ballad suite which is from Pages 90 to 92 of the Annual Catalogue. I have also highlighted one of the new In-Colours which is my favourite. Can you guess which one it is?
Take a look at my blog header for a clue!
Yes…you’re right – It’s none other than Rococo Rose. I just had to!
There are a number of products that coordinate to form the Bird Ballad Suite.
Products in the Bird Ballad Suite
Free as a Bird stamp set (Item No. 149468)
Stitched Nested Labels Dies (Item No. 149592)
Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards & Tin (Item No. 149595)
Scalloped Lace Trim (Item No. 149593)
Bird Ballad Trinkets (Item No.149594)
Buying the stamp set and dies as a bundle saves you 10%. Look for the 10% off sign in the catalogue to save on bundle purchases. Bird Ballad Bundle Item No. 151123.
A new feature in this catalogue is that you can order a complete set of products in a suite using just ONE product number. So, for instance, when you just NEED the the Bird Ballad suite (wink, wink) you won’t have to enter 6 different item numbers. You just enter the one Item No. 152190, making it easy to get everything you want in one simple step. This type of simplified ordering is featured throughout the entire catalogue so keep a look out for it.
Double Embossed Card
Nesting dies in general are a favourite tool of mine and I can see these Nested Label Dies getting a lot of use by me. There are 9 dies in the set. With the stitched edging it gives a lovely finish to the label.
I have used these dies in a few ways on this card. First I have used it to partially emboss the cardstock, then I used it to emboss the outline of the die into the cardstock and lastly to create a frame.
To prepare the shims I used the cardstock that backs some of our Designer Series Paper packs. You will need 3 pieces of cardstock at 14.8 x 10.5 cm which is the size of the card base.
A. Align the die according to which part of your card stock you don’t want embossed. In this case, I wanted the empty space in the centre so I set my die and secured it with washi tape. I ran it quite a few times through my die cutting machine. However, as it was so thick it didn’t cut through but it left a deep indentation which made it easy to cut through with my paper snips. Just cut from the edge of your cardstock and then round the shape (this won’t affect the process).
B. Prepare another 2 pieces like this. Instead of running through the die cutting machine this time, I used the first piece as a template.
C. Attach the 3 pieces together with a couple of strips of washi tape.
D. Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock at 14.4cm x 10.1cm. Using your die as a template, pencil in the shape on the cardstock.
Partial Embossing Sandwich for Big Shot
The number of shims (cardstock) will vary according to the thickness of your embossing folder. This is what I used for the Layered Leaves embossing folder which is a thicker style folder.
Big Shot Platform
Embossing Folder with Whisper White cardstock inside
Shims on top of closed embossing folder. The opening should line up with the drawn label on the Whisper White cardstock
Blue silicone sheet
Run this through the Big Shot and you will have an embossed outer section with a blank centre. Next I used the same die to create an embossed outline for the centre using Embossing Mats.
Using 2 smaller dies I die cut a frame from Rococo Rose cardstock. Doesn’t that stitching look lovely?
Now for my centrepiece – those beautiful birds. I stamped them on Shimmery White cardstock in Stazon ink. Watercolouring this image was what I had in mind but I had done the unthinkable and ordered ink pads without refills so I found a work around. I inked up some Clear Blocks with Rococo Rose, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay and used the ink on them to watercolour the birds with an Aqua Painter. Sometimes this can give a little bit more control over the colours as it’s not so strong as ink refills.
I stamped 3 lots of these birds so I could layer them for depth. The other colours I used for the rest of the image were Mossy Meadow, Terracotta Tile and Early Espresso.
To add a dash of colour to the partially embossed cardstock. I lightly watercoloured some Bermuda Bay in the centre. Then I inked up Clear Block A with Daffodil Delight, stamped off and then lightly stamped over the Bermuda Bay. This created a subtle background for the birds.
The sentiment has been stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock and embellished with the lovely Bird Ballad trinkets. These have a lovely vintage feel to them and look really cute. Here I’ve added a cluster to work in with the rest of the foliage.
Laser Cut Card
My second project uses the laser cut cards which come in a beautiful Petal Pink keepsake tin. You get 12 laser cut cards with envelopes in this tin.
I stamped a smaller piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with So Saffron and Coastal Cabana Ink using the Artisan Textures stamp set. Then I adhered this to the back of the laser cut panel which gave a lovely background.
I have used several of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper on this card. They are great for fussy cutting, as I have done here.
I stamped the Artisan Textures stamp (off stamped a couple of times to lighten it) in Coastal Cabana on Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped the leaves in Coastal Cabana and die cut the circle. A frame was die cut from Coastal Cabana cardstock using 2 smaller circles to bring out the colour more without overpowering the image.
The sentiment has been heat embossed in white and layered on some white Flax ribbon and the new Woven Threads ribbon. When the stitches are cut on this, it creates tassels and looks really cute.
If you would like to have a copy of the new catalogue, please get in touch with me and I’d be glad to send one out to you.
Enjoy hopping your way through all the blogs and I hope it inspires you to get creating with these new products.
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