Plaid Tidings Thank You Card

Today, I got the opportunity to create with some of the new goodies from the August – December Mini Catalog. I made a simple A2 Thank You card for a customer and I love it!

Here is the color palette used for this card

I used Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and the coordinating Plaid Tidings DSP. I used retired white grosgrain ribbon to separate them. I cut the tag for my sentiment with the Celebration Labels Dies and the sentiment is from Peaceful Moments.

On the inside of the card and on the envelope, I stamped a flourish and sentiment from the new Celebration Tidings stamps.


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Celebrate Sunflowers is beautiful in any color palette!

I love the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle so much! It may be my favorite bundle in the catalog! For this card, I paired it with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. I am so happy with the outcome.

Here is the color palette for this card

I used a sponge dauber to apply ink to my embossed background, to the solid sunflower image, some of the foliage, and the tag. I also applied ink with the dauber to my seam binding. I layered two Whisper White sunflower outlines on top of one Mint Macaron sunflower outline, with the Mint Macaron layer slightly (just barely) offset to add a bit of depth. I also cut some of the foliage out of Vellum Cardstock.

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Water Shaker Card… Who Knew?!?!

Today, I saw a card made by Dorothee Coudroy and I HAD to attempt it. I just couldn’t believe that there was actually water in the card. She has a tutorial on her YouTube channel, so I decided to check it out. Unfortunately for me, the tutorial was 100% in French, and while I could understand about 1 in 10 words (my French is BEYOND rusty}, the tutorial was so well done that I was able to grasp the basic construction concept. I am so thrilled with the results!

Here is the color palette used for this card

I changed a few things from Dorothee’s card, but kept it pretty close to see if I could make it work. I honestly didn’t expect to have such great success right out of the gate!

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Another Sweet and Simple Card

Here is another card I created using the Tasteful Touches Bundle. This time, I changed the color palette just slightly, and used a different combination of stamps. I fussy cut the flower, and layered it over the stamps in the background. I have to admit that I despise fussy cutting, but this set is really easy to cut.

Here is the color palette used for this card

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Sweet and Simple

Have I mentioned that I am obsessed with the Tasteful Touches Bundle? I love how versatile it is – it makes quick and easy cards for any occasion and any recipient! By changing the color palette used, it gives the same card a whole different feel.

Here is the color palette used for this card

All of the materials used can be found on my website.

Stamps: Tasteful Touches

Dies: Tasteful Labels

Cardstock: Rococo Rose, Crumb Cake, Ivory Fleck (Non SU – just sub Very Vanilla)

Ink: Rococo Rose, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Misc.: Embossing Folder (Non SU – just use your favorite textured folder), Linen Thread, Paper Snips, Adhesive

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A card so quick and easy, I made two!

I may be a little obsessed with this color combination! I was dying to try out the Tasteful Touches set, and wanted something simple, yet beautiful. A dear friend lost her long, courageous battle with cancer last week, so this made the perfect sympathy card for the family.

Here is the color palette

All of the materials (except the twine, which has been retired) used can be found on my website.

Stamps: Tasteful Touches, Peaceful Moments

Dies: Painted Labels

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Memento – Tuxedo Black

Misc.: In Good Taste DSP, Dauber, Adhesives, Night of Navy Twine (Retired)

Because this card was so simple and whipped up in no time flat, I simply changed the sentiment and had a sweet card that I can send to a friend to say “Hi!”

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A Simple Friendship Card

I was dying to play with the A Little Lace Stamps and needed a card to send to a friend, so I cased this card from the catalog.

Here is the color palette used

All of the materials (except the Non SU Ivory Casrdstock and ribbon) used can be found on my website.

Stamps: A Little Lace

Dies: Stitched Lace, Stitched So Sweetly

Cardstock: Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Ivory Flecked (Non SU)

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride

Misc.: Stamp N Write Markers, Adhesives, Ivory Ribbon (Non SU)

I have to admit that the Stitched Lace Die was a little bit fiddly for my liking, and it took a lot of time to clear out all the cuts, but the result was worth it.

I also added a little embellishment to the inside of the card and the envelope.

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Another Z-Fold Card, this time using Painted Poppies

I loved making the Z-Fold Card for the challenge at The Dimensionals yesterday so much that I had to try another, this time using the Painted Poppies Bundle. Again, I am over the moon with the results and I can’t believe that I have never done this before!

Here is the color palette used

All of the materials (except the embossing folder) used can be found on my website.

Stamps: Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments

Dies: Poppy Moments, Hippo & Friends

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green

Ink: Memento -Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade, Gorgeous Grape

Misc.: Embossing Folder (Non SU), Daubers, Adhesives

I was not fortunate enough to get the DSP that came in the suite before it retired, so I made my own using the stamps in the bundle and I am happy with how it turned out, especially because I have white space to write a message.

Once again, I used a dauber on the die cut flower pieces with the matching ink in order to add a little depth.

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Challenge: Z Fold Card

Yesterday, I stumbled upon this really cool group of Australian SU demonstrators – The Dimensionals. Every month they publish a set of tutorials for 3-D projects and when you purchase the tutorials, you also receive access to their Facebook group. This morning, they sent out a challenge to make a Z-Fold Card. The tutorial used the Perfect Peony set, which I don’t have yet, so I used the new Celebrate Sunflowers set and I am ridiculously happy with how it turned out! The tutorial was very easy to follow, and in not too terribly much time, I had this beautiful card to share!

Here is the color palette used

For this card, I used the following:

Stamps: Celebrate Sunflowers, Peaceful Moments (Sentiment)

Dies: Sunflower Dies, Hippo & Friends Dies

Cardstock: Whisper White, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade

Ink: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Pie

Misc.: Flowers For Every Season DSP, Retired SU Embossing Folder (I have no idea what it is), Dauber Brushes, Glue

All of these products can be found on my website at http://KimOwens.stampinup.net

I daubed ink onto the sunflower parts and leaves to add some depth before putting them together and I am pleased with how it turned out!

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Whale Done Shaker Card

Here is another card made using the Whale of A Time Suite. This time, I decided to try a shaker card. It didn’t turn out quite as I had hoped, but all in all I am happy with it. I decided to color my seam binding using my ink pad and was too impatient to let it dry… I ended up with a smudge on my card, so I used a dauber to add ink to the embossed image.

Products used:

Stamps: Whale Done

Dies: Snow Globe Scenes, Tasteful Labels

Card stock; Pool Party, Whisper White

Ink: BlackBerry Bliss, Gray Granite

Misc: Whale of A Time DSP, Whale Punch, White Seam Binding, Whale of A Time Sequins, Snow Globe Shaker Dome, Seabed Embossing Folder

All of these products can be found on my website at: http://Kim Owens.stampinup.net

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