Sweet As A Peach Sweet Treat

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Today I’m making a Sweet As A Peach Sweet Treat. Our Blog Hop features projects to help with gift giving, and what could be sweeter than a peach treat?

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Sweet As A Peach Sweet Treat

I am fortunate to live in Kentucky, where we have several orchards within an hour’s drive. Each year in the early summer, we drive down to one of the orchards and pick up several boxes of peaches for my husband’s family. They are so sweet and juicy, and everyone wants a box of their own. I think the peaches make wonderful gifts, and the recipients seem to think so, too.

Stamp Club Project

This week, my Stamp Club will be meeting in person for the first time in two years. This is one of the projects I have planned for them.

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The Sweet As A Peach Bundle makes the perfect tag to go with this sweet treat!

The Details

I cut the base tag from a piece of Balmy Blue using the Tailor Made Tags Dies. I cut a piece of white to 1 7/8″ x 2″, and a piece of Calypso Coral to 2″ x 2 1/2″

The bottom of the Calypso Coral piece is cut with the smallest scalloped die from the Scalloped Contours Dies. You’ll need to be careful with this, as you only want to cut the edge, so you’ll only run it through far enough to make that cut. If you run it all the way through your cutting machine, you’ll end up cutting your calypso coral piece in half. If you forget and do that, it’s ok! When you adhere it to the balmy blue tag it will be covered up by the white anyway.

Stamp the white square with the peach leaves in Pear Pizzazz. The three small peaches fit perfectly between the leaves, and are stamped in Pale Papaya.

Stamp the stem with leaves in Pear Pizzazz and the large peach on a scrap. I inked the peach with Pale Papaya, then used a dauber to add Calypso Coral in some areas before stamping. The stem/leaves and peach are cut with the coordinating Peach Dies.

Stamp the “You’re as” at the very top left of the Calypso Coral piece, and “sweet as a peach” on the die cut peach in Early Espresso.

Assemble by adhering the Calypso Coral layer to the tag, then the white square, and finish by adding the peach and stem/leaves with dimensionals.

Use ribbon to tie the tag to a printed cellophane bag.

Sweet As A Peach Detail

Sweeter still

If you’d like to give a larger treat, simply tie your tag to a mini shopping bag!

Sweet As a Peach Bags

Let’s Hop

Don’t forget to visit the following pages for more wonderful gift giving ideas!

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Another Sale-a-bration in August?!

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Wait…….what?!

It’s true! For the first time, Stampin’ Up! is offering two Sale-a-bration promotions in the same year! In the USA, that means you can earn FREE items with any $50 or $100 purchase before shipping and tax during August and September.

New Sale-a-bration items

What can you earn FREE? Today’s Blog Hop features some of those new items.

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Delicate Dahlias

I’m using the Delicate Dahlias Sale-a-bration stamp set to make a sympathy card. I think the florals in this set are beautiful, and there are several sentiments to choose from, so you could make this card for any occasion. And, you can get this stamp set FREE with any $100 purchase before shipping and tax!

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Two Step Stamping

Delicate Dahlias is a Two-Step stamp set. If you look at my card, you can see the outline of the dahlia is a darker color than the petals themselves. It takes two steps to make the flower. First, I stamped the flower in Pool Party using the flower stamp, then went back and used the outline stamp with Misty Moonlight to add the darker outline.

The leaves were stamped in two steps as well, but using Granny Apple Green in both steps.

Masking

As you can see, there are two flowers, one BEHIND the other. To get this effect, I used a technique called Masking. Unlike painting, where you add the front image last, with the Masking Technique you stamp the front image first, then cover or “mask” it to stamp the other images. This allows them to appear BEHIND the first image.

Be sure to sign up for my Email Newsletter, if you’d like more information on Masking. I’m working on an instructional PDF to send to my newsletter subscribers soon!

Delicate Dahlias Sympathy

Double Layer Technique

Did you notice how the stamped images continue from the front layer onto the back layer? This is achieved using a Double Layer Technique.

First, I stamped the images (using the Masking Technique) onto a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic White panel. I then used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut a rectangle from the center of this panel.

I cut a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock using one of the dies from the new Scalloped Contours Die set and layered it behind the cut white rectangle with the stamped images. It’s then centered over the hole and adhered with dimensionals.

Below is a picture of the pieces I used, so you can see how this card comes together.

Delicate Dahlias Sympathy Elements

Details

The greeting is stamped on Basic White and punched with the Double Oval Punch, layered onto a piece of Misty Moonlight that is punched using the scalloped oval from the same punch.

I added a piece of the Gold Fine Art Ribbon and one of the Bumblebee Trinkets to embellish.

Delicate Dahlias Sympathy Detail

Let’s Hop

Visit my friends’ blogs to see more new Sale-a-bration items you can earn FREE!

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Perfectly Plaid Christmas in July

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card with Stamp Set and Punch

Perfectly Plaid Christmas in July is my take on today’s Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop.

Our theme is Christmas in July. Although I can’t imagine Christmas in the middle of summer, that’s exactly when it is for my friends in Australia. For example, right now they are having the kind of weather most of us in the USA think of as Christmas weather.

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Christmas in July?

It’s never too early to begin working on Christmas cards. When I plan cards for Christmas, one of the main criteria is simplicity. Of course, I want to make pretty cards with layers, but I won’t be making fancy folds or cards that require a ton of supplies.

Today, I’m using the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set and the Pine Tree punch. The card is monochromatic, which means only a couple of colors of cardstock and ink are needed.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card with Stamp Set and Punch

How It’s Made

I used Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen inks for stamping, along with a touch of Cinnamon Cider for the tree trunk. The same colors of cardstock, along with Basic White make up the card. Believe it or not, the DSP is from the Pansy Petals Suite. It’s not just for pansies! And the best part? By cutting the DSP to 2″ x 4″, you can get 18 pieces from one 12″ x 12″ sheet of DSP with zero waste!! The white layer uses one of the Scalloped Contours Dies.

Perfect Plaid Christmas in July Card

Masked Background

The soft background behind the tree uses a die from Hippo & Friends. The shape is cut from a piece of scrap paper. The frame is adhered to the card using REMOVEABLE adhesive, and Soft Succulent ink is added with a Blending Brush. When the scrap paper is removed, this beautiful soft background magically appears! If you’re making multiple cards, the Stamparatus will make quick work of this step.

The tree is stamped in Evening Evergreen and punched with the Pine Tree punch. I LOVE using punches when I’m making multiple cards. It’s so much faster than using dies. I added linen thread to the back layer and Champagne rhinestones to the tree for a little bling.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas in July closeup

The Inside

For the inside, I simply stamped the sentiment and added three trees, two in Soft Succulent and one in Evening Evergreen. I did stamp all of these off on scrap paper once to soften the color.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas in July inside

Let’s Hop!

See what my friends have created for Christmas in July by clicking on the links below.

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