Let’s Make A Wreath

Hello!!!  If you don’t know this already you know it now, I LOVE WREATHS.

How about you?  If you do, I want to show you how easy wreaths are too make.  Here is what you need to do to make this wreath.

  1.  On a layer size piece of cardstock (4 X 5-1/4) place a 2-inch circle post-it note mask in the area you want your wreath to be.

2.  Next stamp a leaf ( I used a double leaf from the stamp set Healing Hugs) around the circle.  I always stamp at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock then 3 and 9.

3.  After those spaces are stamped fill in the voids and you will have a well-balanced wreath.

4.   Pull off the mask to reveal your completed wreath.

5.  Place the appropriate size circle framelit in the ceter of your wreath and cut it out using your Big Shot.

 

6. Place cardstock piece into the subtle folder and run it through the Big Shot.  I think the look that this folder creates gives our cards an amazing, subtle yet striking look.  It almost makes the cardstock look like material.  Folders are just what you need to transform a flat plain card into a beautiful textured card.

7.  Now sponge the inside of the cut-out circle using a dauber and the same color ink as your leaves.

8.  Next, I took advantage of the cut out that I created in the center of my wreath by placing a piece of tufted cardstock behind it. I attached these two piece together with dimensionals.   The criss-cross pattern of the tufted folder is so classic and pretty.  The tufted pattern can be embellished with small pearls, each diamond impression has the perfect place for a small pearl to rest.

 

 

I have A close-up picture.  Hopefully you can see all the textures the folders created.

The wreath took up most of the space on my card, but I needed something for the bottom quarter.  After trying a few different things I grabbed the new Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut, Specialty Paper.   I  cut a 4″ wide strip from one of the patterns and attached it to my card.  Then I covered the top portion of the DSP paper with the 1/2″ lace trim.  I popped up my layer piece with more dimensionals and then layered it onto a Very Vanilla card base.

The only other color on this card is the Granny Apple Ink for the leaves and the Basic Gray ink on the sentiment.  The designer series paper is vanilla on one side and white on the other side, so you can make this card in white or vanilla.

I hope this tutorial was helpful.

Now go enjoy your day and remember…

Live loved~ Beverlee

 

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Pretty Tissue Flowers

Good afternoon friends.  Today I’m sharing with you how I made these fluffy airy flowers.   I just love dimension on a card, so flat flowers were not an option today.  While the flowers stamped directly onto the cardstock looked pretty, I wanted to see what they would look like layered up a bit.

I could have stamped the flowers again on more cardstock and fussy cut them out, but they wouldn’t be light and airy.  So I stamped them onto some tissue. Brilliant RIGHT?  Instead of fussy cutting them out, I just tore them out carefully.  Tissue tears easily and you can control the tearing if you just tear slowly.

See how pretty the flowers are…. I just love them.  I used our returning color Poppy Parade to stamp the flowers.  I’m so happy that this color is back.  It’s bright and fun.  It is not red and not pink not orange it is somewhere in-between.  I also used pear pizazz on this card, it is such a pretty green.  Pizzazz and Poppy are a match made in SU heaven.

The shimmer that you see on the flowers is clear Wink of Stella.  I used a juicy pen and squeezed a good amount out to get this look.  Each layer of this tissue flower is set on a dimensional.  There are three layers of each flower.  When you tear the tissue leave bits of white showing.  The white showing makes the flower more realistic and ruffly.

I’m so beyond thrilled with this stamp set ” Abstract Impressions” and the Thinlits “Stitched Labels”.  I used one of the labels in the set to make the thank you tag.   I also added the stitched area that you see in the middle of the card using one of the pieces.  This piece doesn’t cut anything completely out.  It just puts a stitched pattern wherever you want to add interest. If you like to add texture to your cards this thinlit will do the trick.

The last thing I did was dip the brush tip of an aqua-painter into a bit of Pear Pizzazz ink.  Then I squeezed the painter to release water and get the tip really wet.  Once the tip was ready I flicked color splatters all over the card.

Thanks for stopping by, come again and remember to LIVE LOVED.

Beverlee

 

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Price Increases

Hello friends,  In the upcoming catalog ( available on June 1 ) there will be a price increase on the following items.  You may want to get them now and save.
50¢ Price Increase:

 Colored Cardstock

Metallic Thread

Linen Thread

VersaMark Ink Pad

Medium Envelopes

Clear Envelopes

3×3 Envelopes

Cello Bags

Acetate Card Boxes

75¢ Price Increase:

 Grid Paper

Thick Cardstock

12 x 12 Cardstock

Glossy Cardstock

White Cardstock

Vanilla Cardstock

Vellum Cardstock

$1.00 Price Increase:

Ink Pads

VersaMark Ink Refill

Shimmery White Cardstock

Wood Textures Designer Paper

Live Loved My Friends – Beverlee

Bits and Pieces

Hi there!  As you know I’m working on a special order for a friend.  For that order, I cut out 10 of these crosses.  When I was taking the little pieces out of them I collected them on a plate to avoid a mess.   As a pile of the little pieces built up, they reminded me of a pretty flower blossom.   I know, I know, call me crazy.

 

With this idea fresh in my mind out to my studio, I went.  I cut out a decorative stem with leaves.  I cut out a base for my focal point and then I put it all together.  Next, I added a dollop of hot glue to the area that I wanted my blooms to be.  While the glue was still hot I sprinkled on my bits and pieces to form the flowers.  I let it set a minute added a little more glue and sprinkled on more bits.

I think this is a great way to use up all those bits and pieces.  What do you think?

Now, let’s look at the background of this card.  In person, it almost looks like velvet.  I absolutely adore this new color Gorgeous Grape.  Lemon Lime Twist looks so good with the grape color, it’s so bright and cheery.

From now on when I take little pieces out of a thinlit I will save them in my empty embossing powder jars.  This card was so easy to make I think I will be duplicating it often.

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

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Whoooo Is Your Lovely Friend?

So, whooo is your lovely friend? Whoooo can you send this sweet card to?

Last night I made this little she-owl.  I had seen a card where the owl eyes were made with roses.  I intended to case it, but when I got to my shop, I decided to use my NEW framelits again.  I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the stitching detail that this framelit set has.

This special owl is quite sassy.  The Designer Series Paper is flashy,  those splashes of gold really catch your eye.  To add to the sassiness my owl is wearing a little fancy apron trimmed in vanilla and black lace ooh la la.  Plus a flower is poking out from the pocket.

I think this card is perfect to send to a lovely friend.   I stamped the words Lovely and Friend directly onto the cute ticket cut-out.  I stamped the words off to the left so that I could add that adorable heart.  I think I told you before,  that I would be using that heart a lot.  I knew I would.

This color is so soft ( it is called Powder Pink) , I just love it.  I know I know, I love everything.  Yes, that is true I do love everything, I can’t help it Stampin’ Up! products are so awesome.

This owl was fun to put together and bring to life.  I know whooo I’m sending this one to.  I have a very special friend whoooo is sassy, splendid and whooo I adore.  I think she needs to know how lovely I think she is.

My super stampers are going to get to make this she-owl at class. Let me know if you want to make her also.  You can come to class or schedule another time that works for you.

Class Date: Wednesday May 30th

Time: 10a.m

Cost: a Minimum $25.00 order that day

Some of the product I used is retiring so if you want these items you can go on-line right away or contact me to order them.   The deadline for ordering retiring items is May 31, 2018

NOTE The black vintage trim is available in the clearance rack item number 144611, it is only $2.40 for 5 yards.  The small flower punch has already retired.  I can send you some flowers if you need them,  Or you can use a flower punch that you have.

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Hello again,

Today I played with the Designer Series Paper from the Share What You Love Suite again.  But this time I partnered it with the Pretty Park Framelits and the coordinating stamp set Sitting Pretty.

The first thing I made was this gatefold card and belly band.  If you are not familiar with belly bands they are a band that you slip on and off your project to keep it closed.  This belly band is made using the Old Olive dsp from the pack.   For this card, I embellished the band instead of the front of the card.  I used the park bench, the bird a cute heart and another piece of coordinating dsp from the pack.  The dsp that has the script on it happens to be my favorite.

See this is how the card looks when you slip off the band.  The card opens like a gate to reveal your sentiment and message.

After I was done was making the card I covered a little notebook and made another belly band.  I just love it.  I need to make another one because I want one for myself.

 

This is the back of the notebook.  I just can’t believe that all of the designs in this pack flow together so nicely.

I used Fresh Fig cardstock to cut out the park bench.  I love love love that color.

Here is the front of the notebook with the bellyband on.  The little bird and heart sitting on the bench are just so sweet.  I’m thrilled with these framelits.  One of the reasons I love them so much is that there are three hearts in the set.  Now if I need multiple hearts I can make three at a time.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the corner rounder punch.  It’s new too.  I used it to make the rounded corner on the dsp.  With the corners rounded the paper fits the book perfectly.

You all have a great weekend.  Thank you for stopping by.  I love your visits and love your comments even more!

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee