Fragrant Flowers Friend Card

Stampin' Up! Fragrant Flower Bundle

Have you seen the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper in Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration brochure? (Click here to see an online version of the whole brochure,) The 12 x 12, double-sided paper features bold flower images perfect for card making. At first glance, the images seem to be “too  much.” But I discovered that cutting the paper into smaller pieces makes for some beautiful cards. Click here to see a blog post with a variety of samples. 

FAVORED FLOWERS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

The Favored Flowers DSP coordinates with the Fragrant Flowers Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. Two dies cut images directly from the paper. I had a lot of fun making cards with the patterned paper, but wanted to see what I could do with the stamp set and die.

For the card above, I stamped the large flower with Calypso Coral ink on Shimmery White Card Stock and die cut with coordinating die. Layered on Basic Black and a piece of the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper.

Be sure to check your order numbers for this bundle. Stampin’ Up! offers it in both photopolymer and cling. 

FRAGRANT FLOWERS PHOTOPOLYMER BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

Fragrant Flowers Friend Card/Black and White

Stampin' Up! Fragrant Flowers Bundle

Here are some details of how this card came together:

  • Embossed the large flower image with black embossing powder on Shimmery White Card Stock and die cut with coordinating die.
  • Layered on a piece of Basic Black Card Stock die cut with Stitched Rectangle Dies.
  • Added a piece of Perfectly Penned Designer Series Paper cut at 5 1/4 x 4 on a Basic Black Card Stock base.
  • Embossed the “friend” sentiment with Black Embossing Powder and cut with coordinating ide.
  • Added a bow created with black backer’s twine.

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Favored Flowers Card Samples

Favored Flowers Card Samples

I hope you’ve seen Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration brochure! (Click here to view an online copy.) It’s filled with some beautiful and fun paper crafting products. Even better, you can earn them free with minimum purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping). The promotion runs through February 28, 2023, or while supplies last.

Chose from five exclusive stamps sets and four packages of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. Today, I feature card samples using the Favored Flowers 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. I think you’ll love the color combination of Black, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, and Petal Pink.

At first sight, the paper’s bold designs might seem overwhelming, but once you start working with smaller pieces, the possibilities for gorgeous cards are endless. This patterned paper coordinates with the Fragrant Flowers Bundle on page 21 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. The Fragrant Flowers Dies coordinate with the Designer Series Paper, allowing you to die cut some of the flowers directly from the paper. This makes it easy to create quick and cute cards.(See the card a the beginning of this post as an example.)

The card below uses the Blackberry Bliss flowers die cut from the paper.

Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper

This next sample showcases the beauty of the paper, using just a strip of the flowers and a coordinating background.

Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper

I hope you’ve enjoyed these samples. Be sure to watch the video below to watch a card-making demonstration.

Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper Card Sample Videos

Be sure to take advantage of the SaleABration free products. Click on the links below to view other blog posts featuring a few of the different offerings:

Dainty Flowers 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper

Adorable Owls Card Samples

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Kim

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Country Bouquet in Gold

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s January blog hop. Prepare to be inspired! We’re so glad you joined us! This month, we feature Valentine cards and projects. Be sure to visit all of the participating stampers and leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontent. You could win a Take Your Pick Tool. 

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been playing with Stampin’ Up!’s Country Bouquet Bundle (buy the stamp set and punch as a bundle and save 10 percent). The punch has been so popular, it’s on backorder for a bit, but the stamp set itself is a winner. Especially if you want to make a variety of Valentine cards. Find the bundle and the suite beginning on page 8 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.

Country Bouquet in Gold

Stampin' Up! Country Bouquet Stamp Set

The large heart image features a two-step stamping technique. You can choose two coordinating colors to create the heart, or do like me and heat emboss both images with gold embossing powder. I love how it turned out. It makes a great handmade Valentine card for a loved one.

A few details:

  • Used Stampin’ Up!’s Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut the first three layers of Very Vanilla and Petal Pink card stock
  • Heat embossed the heart and sentiment with gold embossing powder, using the Stampartus to help me best position both stamps of the image.
  • Colored baker’s twine with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends
  • Added the Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Embossed the bottom Very Vanilla layer with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder

Click here to see another post and video with other cards using the Country Floral Lane Suite of paper crafting products.

Thanks so much for being here. I hope you’re inspired to create some handmade cards of your own. Remember to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. Congrats to last month’s winner: Cliffie Wilson

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Country Floral Lane Samples

Country Floral Lane Sample

Can you believe it’s time to think about creating your handmade cards for Valentine’s Day? It’s less than a month away! In today’s post, I share a sample of Valentine cards made with Stampin’ Up!’s Country Floral Lane Suite of products. Find this suite beginning on page 8 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog

The suite includes: 

  • Country Bouquet Stamp Set
  • The Country Bouquet Punch (purchase these first two as a bundle and save 10 percent)
  • Country Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
  • Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Country Floral Lane 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
  • Real Red & Burlap Ribbon

Country Floral Lane Samples

In the handmade greeting card at the top, I also use the heart frame from the Framed Florets Dies. It works perfectly here for Valentine cards. I also love that the Country Bouquet Punch coordinates with the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper. You can punch the images directly from the paper in addition to punching the stamped images.

The next card uses the two-step feature of the Country Bouquet Stamp Set. I stamped with both Sweet Sorbet and Mint Macaron (using the Stamparatus) and then punched the image with the Heart Punch Pack. Look at those Heart Pearls! I colored them with the Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blends and added them to the card. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post to see how these cards are made. 

Country Floral Lane Suite

This final card uses strips of Designer Series Paper (each measuring 1 x 3) from both the Country Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and the Country Floral Lane 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. 

Stampin' Up!'s Country Floral Lane Suite

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Check out this post here to see two twisted easel fun folds using products from this suite. 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you’re inspired to start creating your own homemade Valentine cards. 

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Adorable Owls Twisted Easel

Welcome to the Stamper’s Dozen monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you joined us! This month, we feature handmade greeting cards and paper crafting projects using items from Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration brochure. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to gain inspiration. Links are at the end of this post.

What is SaleABration? It’s Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sale of the year. Now through February 28, earn your choice of free products with purchases of $50 and $100 before tax and shipping. Click here to view the PDF of this catalog.

Adorable Owls Twisted Easel Card

Adorable Owls Twisted Easel

My handmade card features the Adorable Owls Stamp Set with the twisted easel fun fold. These cute little owls add a lot of fun to any card. (This stamp set can be earned free with a minimum $50 purchase.)

Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls Stamp Set

In addition to the Adorable Owls, I used the Country Floral Lane 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.

At first glance, this little card appears to open normally. But gently grab corner and it folds. Use the sentiment on the bottom piece as a “kickstand” to make the card stand up. 

I started with a Sweet Sorbet card stock base measuring 8 1/2 x 4 1/4. On the long side, score at 4 1/4. Turn the left side of the card stock, and score diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Fold the card in half. On the left side, bring the bottom left tip to the middle top, folding on the score line. Add a Basic White base measuring 4 x 4 and the Country Lane Designer Series Paper measuring 3 3/4 x 3 3/4. Decorate as you wish. Use the same measurements for the bottom piece. Stamp a sentiment and pop up on the bottom to use as a “kickstand.”

This video shows step-by-step visual instructions.

 

 

Here’s a sample of another one I created.

Country Bouquet Twisted Easel

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