12 Cards of Christmas – Card 3

So I’m a little behind.  March just kind of blew up with all this virus mess.  Which means I’m only on card 3 of my 12 Cards of Christmas.  But I’ll catch up at some point.  I’m continuing with my plan to get ahead on Christmas cards for December.  If you want to read more or see card 1 – go here.  And if you want to see card 2 – go here.  This is card 3 and I used the brand new Ornate Garden Suite! Yep I turned that flower filled suite into a Christmas card and I hope you like it.

For this Christmas Card I wanted to try using the Ornate Garden Suite and the designer series paper with the gold foil in it.  In order to make it a Christmas Card I paired it up with the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.  Everything I used on this card is current – but the Christmas stamp set I used is on the Last Chance list so grab it before it’s gone.  And the Ornate Garden Suite is an early release from the new catalog so you can order that now too. 

How I made it

The card base is Thick Whisper White with an Old Olive Layer that was embossed with the new Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. The next layer is a piece of Gold Foil that I cut with the new Ornate Layers Dies.  I cut a piece of the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series paper to fit just inside the ornate frame piece.   

The words are stamped on a piece of Whisper White that was die cut with the So Sweetly Stitched Dies.  I stamped 3 flowers from the Ornate Style stamp set. And colored those with Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler – then fussy cut them with my Paper Snips.  I also cut some Gold Foil paper with one of the border dies in the Ornate Border Die set and used the delicate negative leaves to tuck under my flowers.  The flower centers are the Gilded Gems from the new suite. You can order all the products that I used for this card in my online store – the supply list is below.

 

Supply List

  • #152572 Ornate Style stamp set (part of Ornate Style bundle and Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #147702 Merry Christmas to All stamp set (Last Chance list)
  • #152726 Ornate Layers dies (part of Ornate Style bundle and Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #152724 Ornate Border dies (part of Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #152488 Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (part of Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #151690 Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • #152725 Ornate Flower 3D Embossing Folder (part of Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #100702 Old Olive card stock
  • #132622 Gold Foil Sheets
  • #107301 Medium Whisper White envelopes
  • #147114 Early Espresso classic ink
  • #144597 Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo pack
  • #144598 Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Combo pack
  • #152478 Gilded Gems (part of Ornate Garden Suite)
  • #104332 Snail Adhesive
  • #103579 Paper Snips
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you like Card 3 of the 12 Cards of Christmas Challenge.  It is possible to use spring/floral products and create holiday cards!  I’m going to try to catch up in May and get two sets of cards done.  We shall see.  

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Maui Achievers Blog Hop – So Grateful

Hello – it’s Monika Davis from the USA.  I’m joining the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop this month.  This blog hop is for demonstrator all over the world that earned the Maui Incentive trip last year.  There are many amazing stampers in this group so be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop.  The list is down below.  I’m so excited to have earned this incentive trip and go on one of my bucket list trips.  A special thanks to my customers and team members for supporting me throughout the year.  Greg tells me all the time that he can’t believe the places we have been able to see because of Stampin’ Up! – now to achieve the next one……

This month we have an early release from our upcoming Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  It is the Ornate Garden Suite and it is full of beautiful products.  Two stamp set and die bundles, a specialty designer series paper, an embossing folder, a ribbon combo pack and some shiny gilded gems.  Today’s card is one I shared last week on my Facebook live.  You can watch my FB Live from April 13th to see how I made this card a a couple of others – https://www.facebook.com/AtMonikasPlace/videos/576835672927289/

So Grateful Ornate Garden Card

I used the Stamparatus to help with this card.  Use the step feature I was able to stamp the large “So Grateful” all the way down my piece of card stock and keep it all perfectly lined up.  Then I added my small words in between each one.  I trimmed the Whisper White panel very close and then added it to the card front over a piece of the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

Supply List

  • #154115 Ornate Thanks Bundle = Ornate Thanks stamp set + Ornate Border Dies
  • #152488 Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • #152478 Gilded Gems
  • #150884 Terracotta Tile card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #147114 Early Espresso ink pad
  • #150086 Terracotta Tile ink pad
  • #104199 Linen Thread
  • #146276 Stamparatus
  • #150866 Stamparatus Deluxe Foam Mat

 

The Blog Hop Continues

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Ornate Garden ToGo Class

Hello my friends!  I hope that you are well.  My family is all good right now.  But as you all know I can’t hold in person classes so I’m trying out ToGo classes.  I may need to come up with a different name but that is what I’m going with right now.  And for April I have a class using the brand new Ornate Garden Suite!  It’s a beautiful suite of products that is an early release from our upcoming Stampin’ Up! catalog.  The new catalog starts in June but these products are available now.  

I’ve designed the cards so that you could easily use another stamp set in your collection but I’ll provide a list of items you will need to complete the cards exactly as I did. See below for the additional supplies you will need to complete the cards exactly as I did.

Class Kit ToGo options

Kits will includes supplies to make the 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs), along with the tutorial and a video.  I’m also planning a surprise bonus project. All the cut card stock, paper, envelopes, ribbon, gems and die cut, embossed and punched pieces will be included. You will need to stamp, color and assemble.

Porch Pickup Class Kit option $15 (if you are local to me)
By Mail Class Kit option $20
Free Class Kit – free kit with orders over $40 (use host code –FAARSWHU )

Register by April 24th. Register Here ==> https://atmonikasplace.com/event-registration/
Kits will be mailed the following week and you’ll receive an email with the tutorial and video link.

Supply List

Additional supplies you need to complete cards exactly as I did. Or substitute with items you already have.

  • #149471 Ornate Thanks stamp set
  • #152572 Ornate Style stamp set
  • #148618 Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set
  • #147114 Early Espresso ink pad
  • #144597 Old Olive Stampin’ Blends combo
  • #146875 Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends dark
  • #149557 So Saffron Stampin’ Blends combo
  • Adhesive of your choice

Here is a look at the complete Ornate Garden Suite – click on the image to enlarge it:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let me know if you have questions.  Hopefully my plan all works out!

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Some quick Easter/Spring projects

Hello to you!  I hope you are well, staying safe and staying busy.  This might be a great time to get some crafting done.  With Easter coming up quickly this weekend I thought I’d share a couple of projects that I made this week. You can see these projects on my Facebook Live from April 6, 2020 – you can watch that here – https://www.facebook.com/325026102188/videos/1368024350047514/

In past years we have had big family events for Easter – sometimes with 35 people at our house.  The past couple of years we haven’t done that and this year it will just be Greg and I.  I guess it will be just like any other day but I thought I’d make a couple of little treats for the table and I may take some to the neighbors and I’m making cards to send to our family.  So let me show you:

Easter Card

This idea came from the back of the Jan-June Mini catalog and I used stamp sets and dies that I already had on hand.  The bunnies are colored with Stampin’ Blends – Crumb Cake light and Petal Pink light.  The grass die cut was cut into two pieces and trimmed to fit inside the stitching on the Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die.  Then I glued them on top of each other and added the bunnies with dimensionals. If you want the grass to look more like grass you can trim off the cat tails but I didn’t want to take the time to do that.

Supply List

  • #149408 Wildly Happy stamp set
  • #151111 A Wish for Everything Bundle = stamp set + Word Wishes dies
  • #149546 Friendly Silhouettes dies
  • #151690 Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • #120953 Crumb Cake card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #100702 Old Olive card stock
  • #146985 Petal Pink card stock
  • #132708 Memento Black ink pad
  • #146866 Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends
  • #144582 Crumb Cake Light Stampin’ Blends
  • #103579 Paper Snips

Bunny Treat

I saw this little bunny treat shared online and it is so quick an easy to make with strips of Designer Series Paper.  Wrap a hershey nugget or similar candy to go inside the bunny shape.  They would make cute little treats to put at the table on Sunday.  I’ve made some with the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper and with the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Supply List

  • #149100 Perennial Essence Designer Series paper
  • #102300 Bone Folder
  • #122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • #146912 Polka Tulle Ribbon
  • #110755 Multi Purpose Liquid Glue

Spring Umbrella Cone

I made a little umbrella cone project as an alternate idea for the March 2020 – No Matter the Weather Paper Pumpkin kit.  My original project used one of the envelopes to create the cone and then added candy and a tag using supplies from the kit.  I decided to make another one using regular supplies that I had on hand.  The Daisy punch can be used to make a bunny head and the balloon punch can be used to make eggs.  To create the cone – trace a plate on a piece of 6×6 Designer Series paper.

Supplies

  • #149615 6×6 Subtles Designer Series Paper
  • #103579 Paper Snips
  • #143713 Daisy Punch
  • #140609 Balloon Bouquet Punch
  • #143720 2-1/4″ Circle Punch
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #132708 Memento Black ink pad
  • #105118 So Saffron card stock
  • #151534 Timeless Tulips stamp set
  • #124262 Whisper White Baker’s Twine

My classes will be a little different for the time being.  At the end of March I tried a quick call to go – it was kind of a last minute thing.  I’m working on a class to go – or class by mail – not sure what to call it yet.  It will feature the new Ornate Garden Suite.  I’ll share more about that soon.

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – No Matter the Weather

Hello my friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month our kit is – March 2020 – No Matter the Weather.  It’s our special 7th anniversary box with an extra free stamp set.

This kit seemed to be perfectly timed for what is happening in the world right now.  Not only is it a kit that came shipped direct to your house to provide a creative break, but the little cards and words seem to be just what we need right now.  Perfect as is for sending out to your family and friends.

I have just a couple of ideas to share today.  One is a note card and the other a tissue holder.  And make sure to watch the Paper Pumpkin FB Live from Stampin’ Up! – it’s slotted for April 1st on the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Page.

Brighter Days Note Card

The lined envelopes from the kit are so cute but they also make fun layers for a card.  I used one of them here and cut it with the Stitched So Sweetly dies to create a scalloped stitched layer for my note card.  To finish the card use some of the elements from the kit – the boots, circle, twine, and epoxy dots.   The free stamp set includes a stamp with boots and “filler” for the boots so I pulled out Calypso Coral ink to stamp matching boots on my envelope.  

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Calypso Coral ink pad

 

Brighter Days Tissue Holder

Since I used the envelope for my other card I was left with an extra card base.  I decided to turn it into a tissue holder by adding some score lines.  Right now a personal tissue pack seems to be something everyone needs.  For mine I scored it at 2 inches from the center fold to make the front of the packet, then 1″ for each side, and the back panel is also 2″.  Fold over the overlapping ends and glue. Then I just decorated with some kit elements.  I love the little epoxy rain drops – so cute!  This is just a quick alternate idea for you.

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool

I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

The Blog Hop Continues

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Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit. 

The April kit is all about family.  And during these uncertain times we may be really needing to connect with family that we can’t physically see.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Peaceful Poppies Retreat Cards

At the end of February I held my Spring Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  It was an amazing weekend full of crafting with a wonderful group of ladies.  The theme for the retreat was Peaceful Poppies – it is one of my favorite suites out of the Mini Catalog.  Pretty paper and some beautiful stamp sets and coordinating dies.  I wanted to share a couple of the cards we made.  I showed how to make these two cards and all our projects and pillow gifts from our retreat in a Facebook Live earlier this week – you can view that here if you would like.

This was our weekend gang!  Normally we try to get a group photo outside but we had a lot of rain that weekend and even some snow flurries! It was a cold rainy weekend of fun. So our photo is in the basement craft area – everyone crowded around my table.

Thank You Card

This is one of the cards that we made at the retreat.  Background stamping in tone on tone colors and a fun frame made out of the two label dies.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the flower.  The yellow pops out against the Poppy Parade.

Supply List

  • Peaceful Moments Bundle (Peaceful Moments stamp set + Poppy Moments dies)
  • Painted Poppies Bundle (Painted Poppies stamp set + Painted Labels dies)
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Poppy Parade card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Poppy Parade ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight Combo
  • Linen Thread
  • Basic Rhinestones

Happy Birthday Card

Here is one of the cards that we made. It uses the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper for a base layer, and the small layer and for the base of the flower.  The peek-thru die cut flowers in each corner of the white layer.  For the label that I stamped Happy Birthday on I used a trick to make it smaller – cut the label once, then reposition the die on it to create a shorter label.  You can see how if you watch my video.

Supply List

  • Peaceful Moments Bundle (Peaceful Moments stamp set + Poppy Moments dies)
  • Painted Poppies Bundle (Painted Poppies stamp set + Painted Labels dies)
  • Painted Poppies Designer Series Paper
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Poppy Parade card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Linen Thread
  • Basic Rhinestones

We had a whole bunch of projects that we made including two home decor projects.  Some sweet pillow gifts.  Yummy snacks and food.  And a tons of fun.  I can’t wait to host another one in the fall.

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