Paper Sunflowers

Hello friends and welcome.  Today I want to show you some paper sunflowers that I recently made.   Sunflowers are some of my favorite flowers to create especially at this time of year.  Tomorrow is the first day of spring.  Everything is starting to bloom here in California so in my paper and ink world sunflowers are in order.

I’ve made paper sunflowers in the past, they are just part of my style.  This time I was trying to think of another way to make sunflowers using current and different Stampin’ Up product.  So I grabbed the Doily thinlits and started to create.  I specifically thought that if my idea worked out that I would use the card I created as my card exchange at the upcoming On Stage event in Utah.

But after making these cards I found out that the Dear Doily Bundle will NOT carry over into the annual catalog.  SHUCKS!  I love this bundle, it is one of my favorites.  Now, what do I do?  Well, I’m happy to say that I did find another way to make more sunflowers and I love them as much as I love these. I didn’t want these cards to go unseen so I’m sharing them with you here today.

I use doilies as accents on my cards all of the time. Doilies add interest and are a beautiful way to add layers and texture to your cards.  Now in addition to using them as accents and layers, you see here that you can make a beautiful sunflower with them too.

Here is what I came up with.

To make the card on the left, I used the largest doily thinlit in the set.  The card stock that I chose to use is the Mango Melody color.  The center of my sunflower was made using the 2″ circle punch, Early Espresso cardstock and a retired folder created the dots.

I love the lacy look that the doily thinlit added to this sunflower.  It is country, however, because of the intricate cuts in the thinlit design the sunflower is dressed up just a tad.

The card on the right has a small sunflower made with the smallest thinlit in the set.  This thinlit set is so versatile, it is amazing.

Notice all of the texture on these cards.  I used the corrugated folder for the main layer piece, the subtle folder on the leaves, and will be using the polka dot folder for the centers next time.  I think all of those textures make the card so unique and fun.

The insides of these cards are super cute too.  I used the stamp set Country Home and Early Espresso ink ( Stampin’ Up! announced that they will be carrying over this stamp set in the upcoming catalog) to stamp all of the images and sentiments on these two cards.

Did you notice those cute little leaves on the small sunflower?  I punched them out using the Bitty Blooms punch pack.  I sure hope that punch pack carries over.  I use the Bitty Blooms combo punch set all of the time.  I mean all of the time.  The leaves are perfect to add to so many small flowers.  The punch that punches out the leaves also punches out a centerpiece for the flowers.  Brilliant!

Below is the inside of the large sunflower card.

The cards I made to exchange at On Stage are just a tad different since I could not use the doily thinlits.  The texture that I used for the large center flower piece change too.  Now hopefully everything else carries over.

If you don’t have the doily thinlits, you have until June 3 to order them.  I will be placing an order on March 25th. Let me know if you want me to add these thinlits ( or anything else) onto that order for you.

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Thanks for popping in.  Have a fantastic week and Live Loved My Friends,

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How Sweet It Is!!!

Hello friends, today as promised I’m sharing with you two cards that will be available for you to make at class on Monday, March 25th.  Class starts at 2 p.m and the cost is a minimum $20.00 order that day.  Remember if that date does not work for you contact me anyway so we can find a day and time that does.

Before I get into to much detail, I must tell you that I got these cute ideas from my dear and special friend Rosemarrie Gonzales.  Rosemarrie is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who lives in the bay area.  We have only met a few times, however, we quickly became friends.  Rosemarrie is a kick in the pants and I just love her.  Her design style is bright, cheery and fun.   Rosemarrie has allowed me to CASE ( copy and share everything) that she designs.  As a result, I designed these two cards using her creations as my inspiration.  Aren’t they adorable?

 

I have been on a Designer Series Paper Kick for a while now.  The reason for that is because I have heard my customers say that they purchase DSP and then they keep it because it is too pretty to give away.  Noooooooo, use that stuff.  What good does beautiful paper do if it is stuffed in a box or laying on a shelf?  Next month I have more ideas on how to use up that DSP, so let’s get stamping!

In the photo above I’m pointing at the cupcake because on this card the cupcake wiggles when you touch it.  I like to describe the movement as BOINGGGGGG, BOINGGGGGG, BOINGGGGGG!  its is so darn cute, I just can’t stand it.  I have a new mechanism that allows the object that you put it on to move around as if it was on a spring.  I will introduce you to that new item in the class.

 

The card above is a Z fold card, simple to make but adorable and fun to receive.  In these pictures, you can not tell that the candy jars look like glass and the candy inside looks shiny and real.  I will also show you in class how to get those effects.

 

All the candy images on this card are from the Designer series paper.  The only stamping that I did were the sentiments.  This fold is different, fun and just adorable.  This card also fits in a regular size envelope.  When the cupcake wiggles I know it will bring joy to both you and the recipient.

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Meant To Be and Forever Lovely

Good day!  Do you want to know what I believe?  I believe that the Meant To Be Bundle and the Forever-Lovely bundle is MEANT TO BE.  I think combining these bundles creates beautiful things.

I know that I had said a while back that I was going to put the Meant to Be bundle aside and start using other stamps more. And I did, I started using the Forever-Lovely Bundle.  When using the two sets I quickly realized that these two bundles really compliment each other.

Now that Valentines Day is only a few days away I had to start thinking about making a card for my husband.  I know this card is not masculine in any way shape or form but it’s a valentine.  Valentines are a card of love so that is what I was trying to express….LOVE!

This card is very special just like Kenn.  My husband saved me 24 years ago and continues to save me today.  So this card will accompany his favorite red heart candies from See’s.  I going to buy him so many red hearts that he may get sick of them!

 

I knew I wanted to make a pocket on the front of Kenn’s Valentine.  So I cut out one full heart and then another heart just over half way.  The heart that you cut almost in half is used to make the pocket.  I added adhesive strips to the back of the cut heart to get height.  Now I can pack the pocket full of loveliness.  The little flower that is front and center on the heart was cut out using Whisper White cardstock and colored with markers.  Then Wink Of Stella was used to add shimmer.

The long stem flowers are from the Forever-Lovely bundle.  The colors used are  Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive and Whisper White.  I used the new floral folder to get the texture that most cards need.

The picture below shows you the depth of the pocket.

 

Here is a side view

You can find that adorable silver shredded paper in the SU clearance rack. I’m so happy it’s still available.

Well, what do you think?  Would you give your man a card like this?  Kenn knows I’m a girly girl so I think he may expect his card to be full of foofoo.

Thanks for visiting

For some reason, the punch I used is not listing in the product list.  It is called the Decorative Ribbon Boarder punch and you can find it in the annual catalog.

Live Loved My Friends (143), Beverlee

NOTE:  143 is from Mr. Rogers.  I can’t take the credit for his lovely thought.   It means One for I. Four for LOVE and 3 for YOU

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Forever Lovely card #3

Good afternoon friends,  Today I’m posting the third card that I made using the Forever-Lovely Bundle.  

This card is similar to card #2, I just changed the sentiment, which I love by the way.  I also changed up the ink colors and ribbon placement.  The use of the thinlits and the stamped roses is the same.

The card base and the sentiment ink color is basic gray.

I’ve had a great time using this beautiful set.  I gave my sister-in-law a birthday card using this bundle.  She absolutely loved it.  The intricate design amazed her.  This bundle is amazing.  Simply put it is just PRETTY.

Thank you for taking a peek.

TOMORROW Feb 7th is OPEN HOUSE, I hope to see you there.

I open at noon and there is a very cute make and take ready for those who have RSVP’d.  DSP is the focal point of this make and take…. I know my guests are going to love it.  I will aslo be demonstrating how to use this bundle and the Stamparatus.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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Forever Lovely Card #2

Good afternoon!  As I watch the news I hear of all the extream weather patterns around our country.  Here in California, the weather is so nice.  As I’m writing this it has started to rain.  We need rain so that is a very good thing.  California is at 100% of normal rainfall so far this year so no drought for us this year.  Whew!

Yesterday’s weather was so beautiful that I wore a tee and a light sweatshirt.   But as the day went on I had to remove my sweatshirt,  I actually got warm.

This great weather reminds me of spring, my second favorite time of the year.  I guess the feeling of spring put me in the mood to design the three cards that I’m sharing with you this week.  Yesterday I shared card #1.  Today I’m sharing card  #2.

I sent this card out to one of my besties.  She needs a little pick me up right now so this card was made with love just for her.   

Here is the HOW TO:

I started this card by cutting my first layer piece @ 4 X 5-1/4 and placing the thinlit at the bottom.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot to cut out the fancy overlay pattern that you see here.

Next, I placed this piece into my Stamparatus with the left edge at the 4″ mark.  Then I grabbed my stamps.  First, I placed the floral stamp onto the cut-out area.  Make sure you are lining them up with the flowers that are cut out.  Now closed the Stamparatus plate onto the stamp to grab it.  Remove the top layer piece and lay down a second layer piece ( the second layer piece needs to be the same size as the first layer piece) in the same exact place (the 4-inch mark).  Because your cardstock is in the exact place the first one was you are ready to stamp.  Ink up your floral stamp and stamp.    Now lay the greenery stamp onto the floral images that you just stamped lining them up.  Close the other Stamparatus plate and grab the greenery stamp.  Ink up your stamp and stamp.  Voila!  You have a line of gorgeous roses among sprigs and greenery.  NOW for a total wow, lay your first cut out layer piece over the top.  YES! This is truly OVER THE TOP beautiful.

I stamped the sentiment and then ran the cover layer through the Big Shot using the subtle folder.

I added three rows of ribbon to the top of the card and tied on a little knot.  Now, adhere your two layer pieces together.  All that you need now is your card base.  After looking at the front of the card a Whisper White card base is what I selected.

I will be demonstrating this technique at my OPEN HOUSE.  OPEN HOUSE  is on  Feb. 7th, at my place from noon until 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome please come!  Come check out what this stamping thing is all about.  I love OPEN HOUSE, it is a time to stamp with friends and a time to meet new friends all while crafting, snacking and drinking coffee or tea.

I’m really enjoying this bundle, it is gorgeous.  I know you will love it too.  Feel free to go to my online store and place your order.  It is SALE A BRATION so with a $50.00 order ( before shipping and tax). You will qualify for free merchandise.  Let me know if you need my help.  I’m here for you.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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Forever Lovely

Hello friends, and welcome to my world of stamping.  Yesterday was a good stamping day.  When I say that I mean I made a lot of cards.  In fact, I made 4 cards and a banner.  I showed you Mikie’s card yesterday and today I’m showing you one of the other three that I created.

Above is card #1.  I want to focus on the focal point here.  See the little lace-like detail at the bottom of the focal point.  Can I tell you this thinlit is right up my alley?  OMGosh it is so lovely just as the name of the bundle implies.    And those NEW Rectangle Framelits absolutely a must have.

After cutting out a stitched rectangle I ran the piece through the Big Shot using the subtle folder.  That folder is the folder that I use the most.  It is subtle and gorgeous.  If you put a piece of cardstock next to a piece that has been embossed using this folder you will see a huge difference.  So, I use it all of the time.  It will step up your cards immediately.  Next,  I layered all of my cut out thinlits pieces and the stamped and cut out rose onto the rectangle.

Let’s talk about that rose.  I stamped and cut out three roses.  Then I cut them into three layers. One stayed like it is orginally, the next one I cut down to the smaller inside of the rose and the third one I cut out the center.  Then I crumpled each piece smoothed them out slightly and then layered them together using dimensionals.  Now when I dissected the middles of two of the roses I saved the edges and used them underneath the rose.  Now you have a ruffly 3-D rose.  It’s so pretty.

Back to building the focal point, all I did was lay out the rose and leaves until I liked the way they looked and using glue dots I set them all in place.

The sentiment was stamped using basic gray ink and was stamped on another stitched rectangle.  I didn’t run this rectangle through the folder just to ensure the wording was absolutely clear.  I added a little flower ( this flower is also a thinlit in the set.  And all three pieces cut out at one time) lastly I added the black facet in the middle.

All were mounted on a layering piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The folder I used for the texture on this piece is called Pinewood plank.

Now all that is left to do is to choose a color for my card base, (I know I work backward).  When I look at my card front it tells me what color I should use for the base.  For this card, it said, Basic Gray.

Tomorrow I will share card # 2 so make sure you come back.

Thank you, Liz and Debbie, for your recent comments.  I love hearing from those who visit with me.

 

NOTE: Seaside folder was not used, I added it to the product list in error.

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