Calming Camellia Bay Window Card

Calming Camellia Bay Window Duo

Welcome to today’s FAB Stampers post. Connie is sharing an easy to create, but wonderful Bay Window Fun Fold using the Calming Camellia stamp set. This stamp set is FREE with a $300 group or personal order.

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From Connie’s Craft Studio

Today I have a fun fold that is easy to create but packs a big punch in the beauty department. One of the best features of this card is that you can stand it up to display. I used the Calming Camellia stamp for both cards, but changed the colours, die cuts and Designer Series Paper.

Calming Camellia Stamp Set
Calming Camellia Bay Window Duo

To make the Bay Window, you score the front of your card base. I started with a piece of card stock that is 11 x 4 1/4, and scored at 5 1/2, 7 and 9 1/2 inches. This creates 3 panels to decorate with images and Designer Series Paper.

Calming Camellia Bay Window 2

A Few Details

I used Just Jade and Mint Macaron for this card. The centre image, sentiment and inside piece are cut with the Seasonal Labels Dies that carried over from the Fall Mini Catalogue.

Calming Camellia Bay Window

This card uses Smoky Slate and Basic Grey. The dies are Stitched So Sweetly, and I used the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper for the side panels. The flowers are coloured with Craft White Ink and a Blender Pen.

The Inside Story

I used a small narrow die cut for the inside of my card, stamped with the swirl from the Calming Camellia stamp set to add just a little interest. When you adhere this inside piece you want to use Dimensionals. That way the card front ‘bay window’ piece can be secured under this piece so it stands nicely on display.

Calming Camellia Detail

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Daffodil Daydream Slimline Card

Daffodil Daydream Slimline Lead

It’s time for another FAB Stampers post, and today we’re making a fairly simple, yet elegant, Daffodil Daydream Slimline Easter card.

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From Jeanne’s Studio in Kentucky

Hello Stampers! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Winter to be over, and what could herald the Spring season better than daffodils?

Daffodil Daydream Slimline Lead

Daffodil Daydream Bundle

I wanted this to be a fairly simple card, so I chose a single daffodil as my focal point. This was made with the Daffodil Dies in the Daffodil Daydream Bundle. I used So Saffron and Mango Melody for the flower and Pear Pizzazz for the stem and leaf. These dies are amazing! Can you imagine how beautiful a bouquet of these would be?

Daffodil Daydream Slimline

Slim Card Dies

Slimline cards are currently quite popular and Stampin’ Up! has a set of dies perfect for this size card. I used one of the Slim Card Dies to make the white background on this card. The die actually cuts out ALL of the little designs, but as you can see, I added a few of them back in here and there to create a little more interest.

I only used the Slim Card Dies for this card, but they also come bundled with the Slim Sayings Stamp Set. This stamp set has large greetings, that when added to a card decorated with the Slimline Dies, makes a quick and easy, yet very impressive card.

Slimline Envelopes

My Soft Seafoam card measures 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and will fit in a regular business envelope. Or, if you want to dress it up a bit, Stampin’ Up! has a set of 15 decorated slimline envelopes you may purchase.

Daffodil Daydream Slimline Detail

The Details

I stamped the greeting with Pear Pizzazz ink and cut it out using a die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies set. It is adhered with Dimensionals.

Of course, no project can be called finished until I’ve added a little bling. I thought the Brushed Brass Butterflies were the perfect addition.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this pretty spring card!

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Shopping

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

It’s March 17th and time for all of us to let our Irish show!  Today’s Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop is focusing on packaging, so what better time to make St. Patrick’s Day treats.

 

As you can imagine, being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I get a lot of packages both through the USPS and through UPS.  When we first moved into our new house, I made it a point to catch both my mail carrier and UPS driver to meet them and find out a little bit about them, including what kinds of snacks and treats they like.

My mail carrier’s favorite is Reese cups, so I try to stay stocked up on those.  I decided to make her a special treat for St. Patrick’s Day.

I took one of our acetate card boxes and filled it with Reese cups wrapped in green and gold.  The candy didn’t fit perfectly in the box and wanted to slide around, so I made a “tray” from Shaded Spruce cardstock to keep the candies in their place.  I wrapped the box with a gold foil belly band around the side so it doesn’t interfere with opening the box and made a pretty label to decorate it.

I like to play with my stamps and use them in ways you might not think about to get double duty from them.  For this project I used a four petal flower from Pretty Perennials and trimmed away one of the petals to make the shamrock.

If you have several people you’d like to treat, this next project may be more to your liking.  It’s very simple, and I could make several of these in the time it took to make the project above.  The secret to this project is the Tag Topper Punch which makes tags very quickly.  Bag it and tag it!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these packaging ideas!  I love to give and get treats, don’t you?

Now, let’s see what the other hoppers have been up to:

Here’s the fixin’s: