Welcome to the Stampers Dozen July Blog Hop. We’re so glad you joined us! This month, we feature handmade greeting cards and projects with a flower and garden theme. Be sure to visit all of the stampers to get inspired for your summer paper crafting projects. Look for a list of hoppers at the end of this post.
Layering Leaves Thank You Card
For my project, I chose to use the Layering Leaves stamp set. (Find it on page 96 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.) I just love the font styles delivered in this set. I paired the thank you sentiment (heat embossed with white embossing powder) with an fun and easy way to use Designer Series Paper that showcase flowers.
The card above features just one of the flower-themed pieces from the Inked Botanicals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (DSP). You can get four cards from one sheet of 6 x 6 DSP. You just need three pieces measuring 3 inches x 1 inch for each card. (Note: If you use DSP as a layer, you’ll also need another sheet. Or, you could use embossed card stock, similar to the card below.) Layer these pieces on a coordinating piece of card stock measuring 3 1/4 inches x 4 1/2 inches. Wrap a ribbon around this layer before attaching it to a piece of either card stock or DSP measuring 5 1/4 x 4. Then add this all to the card base.
For the card above, I chose a flower design from the Delightfully Eclectic 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. The coordinating colors I used include Basic Black and Fresh Freesia.
Don’t you love how the DSP changes the whole look of the card? Imagine all of the great possibilities with Stampin’ Up!’s wide array of available patterned paper.
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In today’s post, I share handmade greeting card samples using the Layering Leaves stamp set and Bough Punch. The card featured at the top of the post uses the coordinating colors of Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Night of Navy with Crumb Cake. I pulled the colors used in the Masterfully Made 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. I love taking color inspiration from Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous patterned papers.
Here are a few measurements to help you get started. Be sure to watch the video below to view step-by-step directions for putting this card together.
Crumb Cake layer measuring 5″ x 3 3/4″ partially embossed with the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder
Melon Mambo card stock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″
Night of Navy base measuring 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
Masterfully Made DSP measuring 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
Vellum cut with Stylish Shapes Dies
Glossy Dots Assortment
The above card uses the same elements, but in a different format.
And, here’s another one using heat embossing for the sentiment and the Nested Labels Dies.
Layering Leaves Card Samples Videos
Are you loving this stamp set and coordinating punch? I’m offering my first zoom class featuring this punch. Purchase the stamp set and punch (or other items totaling $46) and receive the card kits and an invitation to a zoom class. Click this link to read all of the details and to register. Please note: The cards shared in today’s post are NOT the cards we’ll be creating in the zoom class. I have designed three additional beautiful cards to use with this stamp set and stamp. I hope you’ll join me!
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If you’re looking for a fun and versatile flower stamp set with a coordinating punch, Stampin’ Up!’s Petal Park Bundle meets and exceeds that expectation. Find it beginning on page 30 of the Stampin’ Up! January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. I’ve been playing with it for a couple of weeks, and I enjoy pairing it with the coordinating Regency Park 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, as well as additional stamp set sentiments and images.
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In this post, I include the finished product of what I’ve been creating in my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The ideas start to flow when I get to playing. I hope you enjoy these and are inspired.
The card featured at the beginning of this post uses a fun fold. The how-to video at the end of this post gives the measurements and provides step-by-step instructions, showing you how I put this handmade greeting card together. This birthday card also uses a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Go To Greetings, the “sprinkles” from the Beautifully Happy stamp set, and Enamel Dot Essentials Embellishments.
Here’s a look at the inside of the card.
I’ve created so many cards with the Regency Park 6 x 6 paper, I have some small pieces (strips left). They’re perfect for use with the card below. I pulled the sentiment from the Fragrant Flowers stamp set.
The flowers in the set work well with Stampin’ Up!’s Picture This Dies. Aren’t they fun in this card below? The Regency Park 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper includes flower images that can be punched with the coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch. I grabbed the sentiment form the Something Fancy stamp set.
Petal Park Card Samples Video
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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.
This next sample showcases the beauty of the paper, using just a strip of the flowers and a coordinating background.
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
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if you’re looking for a way to make a stack and quick and easy cards, I have a solution for you. Stampin’ Up’s Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper offers gorgeous patterned paper designs. Just add a card base, sentiment or a ribbon or embellishment, and you’re good to go! The paper does all of the work for you. Earn this paper free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping during Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration through February 28 or while supplies last. Click here to view a PDF of the current SaleABration brochure.
Please enjoy the free tutorial below. Click here to view more samples created with this beautiful patterned paper.
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