Celebrate Sunflowers

Where do you get your creative inspiration from? I like to get out and about, hike and generally enjoy the outdoors. Fortunately for me, these sunflowers are right outside my back door! Can you see that little bee coming in for a landing at the top of the picture? I know there are a lot of Fall people out there (I do enjoy all things pumpkin), but, I will miss the smell of blackberries in the air, fresh veggies and all of the bright colors of summer flowers.

If you have not checked out the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, take a peek at it. It has turned out to be one of my most favorite ones to date.

If you are in the USA, I would love to be your demonstrator. Have you considered hosting a virtual stamping party? They are a fabulous way to connect with friends (from a distance), have fun from your home and earn free product.

Enjoy these last days of summer. As always, happy crafting!! Colleen


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Comfort & Hope Gate Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card using the Comfort & Hope stamp set. You can find this set on page 88 of the 2020-2021 catalog. It includes 11 stamps. My most favorite thing about this set is the versatility of the patterned stamps.

Let’s get started:

~ Cut Cinnamon Cider card stock at 4-1/4″ x 11″. Score at 2-3/4″ and 8-1/4″. Fold those towards the center and run your bone folder over the creases. You want these to fold as flat as you can.

~ Next, cut 2 panels of the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper at 2-5/8″ x 4-1/8″. I love this DSP! The patterns and colors are fabulous.

~ Cut Cinnamon Cider card stock at 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″

~ Cut Whisper White card stock at 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (cut 1) and 1″ x 2-1/4″ (cut 2).

~ Cut another piece of Whisper White card stock @ 3-3/4″ x 5″. This is for the inside of your card.

Now to stamp!

~ I stamped my images using a variety of ink pads: Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake. I really think these patterned stamps add just the right amount of “extra”. When you stamp your flowers, make sure you line up your card stock so the image looks cohesive.

~ I also stamped the inside of my card layer (this one has a smudge–I redid it but forgot to take another photo). Don’t forget to personalize your envelope. I tend to stamp the same image and sentiment on the envelope. Stampin Up has these envelopes available for purchase.

Adhere all the layers together, remembering to only put your adhesive on the left half of the completed panel.

I added a bit of ribbon attached with mini glue dot. Ta-da! This card is done.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I just love all of our new fall colors. If you are in the USA, I would love to be your demonstrator.

Have you considered hosting an online party? These are so much fun to do and a great way to earn free products.

Head over to my online store (click the “Shop Now”) button if you are interested in any of these products or send me a message if you want any additional information or if you would like a catalog.

As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Product List
Comfort & Hope Cling Stamp Set (English) [152509] $21.00 Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper [153520] $15.00 Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153078] $8.75 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730] $9.75 Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad [147114] $7.50 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad [147116] $7.50 Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Pad [147088] $7.50 Whisper White Medium Envelopes [107301] $7.50 Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00 Paper Trimmer [152392] $25.00

Throwback Thursday—Little Ladybug Gate Fold Card

The moment I saw the Flowers For Every Season designer series paper, I knew I had to pair it with the Little Ladybug stamp set. This card comes together so quickly and is just delightful! I know this set is retired, but I think the Zany Zebras set on page 104 of the current catalog would be just as cute! Just think of the fun designer series paper you could use for that–I’m thinking animal or jungle prints.

Card recipe:

Cutting using Paper Trimmer:

~ Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score each end at 2-1/8″. Fold those panels towards the center. This becomes your gate fold.

~ Cut another piece of Basic Black card stock at 1″ x 10″. This is for the band that goes around your card. Cut another piece for your tag at 2-7/8″ x 1-1/8″.

~ Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 2-3/4″ x 1″

~ Cut two pieces of the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 5-3/8″. Adhere these to the front panels of your card.

Stamping:

~ Stamp the Ladybug of your choice using Stazon ink on a piece of Whisper White. You will be using a circle die or punch, so leave enough of a border around your image. I colored the Ladybug using different colors of blends: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade and Petal Pink. I used the Basic Black marker to fill in part of the body.

~ Stamp your sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Die cutting:

~ Cut two (one in Basic Black and one in Bumblebee card stock) using the Painted Labels Dies . I love the swirly look to these!

~ Using your Layering Circle Dies, cut out your ladybug. These dies have been one of my best purchases and can be found on page 181 of the current catalog. If you are a punch person, use the appropriate one.

Putting your card together:

~ Tightly wrap your band around the card, overlap and glue the ends (may need to trim). This needs to be snug so your card lays flat.

~ Adhere your circles together. You will notice I offset the Bumblebee and Basic Black. Next, attach the Ladybug image using multi purpose glue. Glue this assembled piece over the seam on band.

~ When you adhere your tag, only glue it to the left side. I can not tell you how many cards I have ruined by getting carried away with the glue—hahaha.

~ Add some bling and this card is done!!

I hope your enjoyed today’s card. If you are in the USA, I would love to be your demonstrator!

Have you considered hosting an online party? Those are fun and a great way to earn free products.

Head over to my online store (click the “Shop Now”) button if you are interested in any of these products or to send me a message if you would like a catalog.

As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Product List
Little Ladybug Host Cling Stamp Set (English) [152384] $0.00 Zany Zebras Cling Stamp Set [152536] $19.00 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [121045] $8.75 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730] $9.75 Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock [153077] $8.75 Flowers For Every Season 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [152486] $11.50 Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad [147050] $7.50 Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends Marker [146866] $4.50 Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [144603] $9.00 Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker [100082] $3.00 Painted Labels Dies [151605] $35.00 Layering Circles Dies [141705] $35.00 Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00 Woven Threads Sequin Assortment [149498] $5.00 Paper Trimmer [152392] $25.00 Little Ladybug Host Cling Stamp Set (English) [152384] $0.00

Peace & Joy Bundle — cardsbycoco (Colleen Light)—Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator- DIY Crafts

Have you started working on your Holiday cards yet? I know I have been busy on all the holiday projects. In fact, I may have a few too many in the works… The Peace & Joy Bundle can be found on page 18 of the 2020 mini catalog. The Joy dies create beautiful custom accents […]

Peace & Joy Bundle — cardsbycoco (Colleen Light)—Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator- DIY Crafts