Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, today for our hop we have a sketch challenge.  I used the Sending Smiles stamp set a few weeks ago and was having so much fun playing with this set, I just had to use it again.  There are three different colors to see because well, I just could not help myself, these flowers are beautiful in any color!!!

The Sketch:

Stampin” Up! Sending Smiles:

The Recipe:

Card base: Basic White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Front panel: Perfectly Penciled 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Mat: Real Red: 3-1/16 x 4-7/16

Art piece: Basic White die cut with the Deckled Dies

The Details:

  • Stamp the flowers from the Sending Smiled stamp set with Real Red ink onto Basic White card stock
  • Stamp the flower centers in Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Die cut the flowers out with the Sending Dies
  • Stamp the leaves onto the white art piece using the stem image from the Sending Smiles stamp set in Old Olive ink (do one of the stems in 2nd generation stamping to give for depth to the leaves)

The Sentiment:

  • Stamp the sentiment onto Basic White card stock using the verse from the Ringed with Nature stamp set with Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Die cut the sentiment out using the Deckled Dies

Putting The Card Together:

  • Adhere the Perfectly Penciled DSP panel to the front of the card
  • Adhere the Art piece to the Real Red mat and wrap some Linen Thread around the art piece
  • Attach this panel to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Adhere the flowers to the stems, 2 with Liquid Glue and 2 with Dimensionals
  • Adhere the sentiment to the front of the care with Dimensionals

Finishing Touches:

  • Add a double Linen Thread bow to the left of the sentiment
  • Add some Matt Black dots to the art piece there and there and you are done

Here Are More Colors:

I also embossed the art piece with the Timbers EF, I really like the extra dimension this gives

 

 

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $50.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (Before shipping and tax) Collect 8 Butterflies and earn free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Scottie Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, today for our hop we have a color challenge.   I chose Starry Night, Gray Granite and White for my challenge.    I thought I would shake up the Christmas Scottie Dog set and make it a non-Christmas card to go along with the color challenge we have.  These little dogs are adorable and could be used for all types of cards from Christmas, birthday to friendship cards. Enjoy making this cute pup into any occasion card as any theme would work. While you are here, please stop by our other our other team members blogs to see what they created using the color challenge.

The Color Challenge:

 

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Scottie:

The Recipe:

Card base: Gray Granite 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Basic White 5 x 3-3/4

DSP panel: Sun Prints 4-7/8 x 3-5/8

Banner strip: Sun Prints DSP 4-7/8 x 1-1/8

Circle:  In Color 6×6 DSP Starry Night Layering Circle Die

Scallop mat:  Basic White Layering Circle Die (scallop)

The Details:

  • Punch two colors of Scottie dog with the Scottie Dog punch as follows:
  • 4 Basic White and 4 Gray Granite Scottie Dogs
  • Sponge the edges of one white and one gray Granite doggie with Gray Granite ink and a sponge dauber (the gray dog will be flipped to go the other direction)
  • Emboss these two doggies with the Painted Texture EF
  • After they are embossed glue all 4 layers of each doggie together to make a thick strong cut out.  This gives the card and dogs great dimensions and helps them pop a bit more

The Sentiment:

  • Stamp the sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set with Tuxedo Black Ink onto Basic White card stock
  • Die cut the sentiment using the Harvest Dies

Putting the card together:

  • Adhere the plaid DSP circle to the Basic White Scallop circle
  • Adhere the DSP panel to the Basic White mat
  • Attach the panel to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Attach the matted circle to the center front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Adhere each Scottie dog to the front of the card using Dimensionals.
  • Adhere your sentiment with liquid glue to the top of the circle

Finishing Touches:

  • Make a White Bakers Twine bow from the Bakers Twine Essential pack
  • Make a Starry Night Bakers Twine bow from the In Color Bakers Twine pack
  • Attach these bows to the neck of each dog with a glue dot
  • Add a small Mat Black Dot to the face of each doggie and you are done

 

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $50.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (Before shipping and tax) Collect 8 Butterflies and earn free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, today for our hop we had a sketch challenge.  I am still inking up new stamp sets that I have not played with yet.  Today it was time to get the Sending Smiles bundle inked up.  I liked this stamp set when I ordered it, but actually making cards with it, it now falls into the “I love it” category.  I made two different colors that I am showcasing on my blog but I think I will make a card in every color of the rainbow because, why not, the card would just be lovely in any color.  I hope you stop by each of our team members blogs to see what they created with the sketch today.

The Sketch:

I flipped my sketch from landscape to portrait. It is amazing how different a small twist can make to change things up a bit!

Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles:

The Recipe:

Card base: Basic White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Merry Merlot 4 x 5-1/4

DSP: Awash in Beauty 3-7/8 x 5-1/2

Banner piece: 6 x 6 In Color Polished Pink die cut with the Stylish Shape banner die

Circle: Basic White Stylish Shape die

The Details:

  • Stamp the flowers and leaves from the Sending Smiles stamp set on Basic White cs as follows:
  • Stamp the flowers in Merry Merlot with daffodil Delight centers
  • Stamp the leaves in Mossy Meadow
  • Die cut the flowers and leaves with the Sending Dies

The Sentiment:

  • Die cut the “sending” word from Merry Merlot cards stock using the Sending Dies
  • Die cut the shadow “sending” from Basic White card stock 3 times using the Sending Dies. Glue all 3 die cut together. (This make is more dimensional and sturdier too)
  • Glue the Merry Merlot word to the stack of shadow dies with Liquid Glue
  • Stamp the sentiment with Merry Merlot Ink from the Sending Smiles stamp set onto Basic White card stock
  • Die cut this sentiment out with the die from Sending Dies

Putting The Card Together:

  • Adhere the DSP to the Merry Merlot mat with Stampin Seal
  • Attach this panel to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Adhere the circle die cut to the left-hand side of the card front with Dimensionals
  • Tuck the In Color die cut banner underneath the circle and attach with Liquid Glue
  • Glue on the leaves to the Basic White circle with Liquid Glue
  • Add the flowers to the top of the stems with Dimensionals
  • Attach the “sending” to the circle with Liquid Glue
  • Adhere the die cut sentiment underneath the “sending” with Dimensionals

Finishing Details:

  • Add several Rhinestones to the circle and front of the card and you are done

Another Color Way:

Here is another color way that I created. It is the exact same card just using Pale Papya and Calypso Coral instead. Which one do you like best?

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $50.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (Before shipping and tax) Collect 8 Butterflies and earn free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Stampin’ Up! Alternate Monday He’s the Man Angled Gatefold Card

Happy Monday Stampers, Its Alternate Monday time!

What is Alternate Monday???  This means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! He’s the Man Gatefold Card:

The Recipe:

Card base: 5-1/2 x 11

DSP panels: He’s the Man

The Details:

  • I watched several YouTube videos on how to make this angled gatefold card.  It would be much easier for you to watch one of these videos rather than me trying to describe the way to cut this card.  I made several, some I goofed up (notice one card I am showing you has the opening at the bottom?)  Have fun trying this cut and fold and just enjoy the process.

The Sentiment:

  • Die cut a Basic White circle from the Layering Circle Die
  • Attach the triangle sentiment from the pack from the He’s the Man DSP with Dimensionals
  • Adhere this to the right-hand side of the folded card front

The Finishing Touches:

  • Add a double Crumb Cake Bakers Twine bow to the left-hand side of the circle
  • Adhere a few Rustic Metallic Dots to the front of the card and you are done

Another version:

Close up:

Card Inspiration:

Here is the card from our Thursday blog hop that inspired todays ‘alternate’ look

 

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $50.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (Before shipping and tax) Collect 8 Butterflies and earn free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Stampin’ Up! He’s The Man Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi stampers, today for our hop we have a DSP challenge.  My card is using the He’s the Man DSP from the annual catalog and this card has NO ink or stamping! (But I did sneak in a bow, because this is a “Kristi” card after all, and don’t all my cards have bows?  lol) Using the scrappy strip technique was a fun way to use lots of DSP and make a quick card too.  Please stop by our other team members blogs to see what they created using DSP

The Theme:

 

Stampin’ Up! He’s the Man:

 

The Recipe:

Card base: Early Espresso 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Sahara Sand 5-1/4 x 4

Scrappy Strip base: Sahara Sand 5-1/8 x 3-7/8

Scrappy Strips: He’s the Man DSP 5 x varied widths cut at a diagonal

Scallop mat: Early Espresso Die cut with the Layering Circle Dies

Circle: Basic White die cut with Stylish Shape Die

The Details:

  • Cut a variety of diagonal strips from the He’s the Man DSP
  • Put several stipes of Stampin Seal Adhesive onto the front of the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 Sahara Sand scrappy strip base
  • Adhere your pieces of DSP to the base starting at the left have side and working across the card, butting the pieces of paper together
  • Trim all the overhanging pieces of DSP off the scrappy strip base

Putting the Card Together:

  • Mount the scrappy strip layer to the Sahara Sand mat with Stampin Seal
  • Adhere this layer to the card front with Dimensional
  • Mount the Basic White circle to the Early Espresso scallop mat
  • Attache the matted circle to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Adhere the sentiment and bus from the “He’s the Man DSP embellishment pack (it comes with the DSP) to the circle with Dimensionals

Finishing Touches:

  • Add a Crumb Cake Bakers Twine bow to the left of the sentiment
  • Add a few Rustic Metallic dots to the front of the card and you are done

Another Variation:

I had so much fun making this card I had to make a few more.  Here is just one more of the many cards I made with the scrappy strip technique using other papers from the He’s the Man DSP paper pack

 

 

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $50.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (Before shipping and tax) Collect 8 Butterflies and earn free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Stampin’ Up! Alternate Monday Happiness Abounds Card

Happy Monday Stampers, Its Alternate Monday time!

What is Alternate Monday???  This means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

 

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds:

The Recipe:

Card base: Basic White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Hues of Happiness DSP 4 x 5-1/4

Circle: Basic White Stylish Shapes

The Details:

  • Die cut 3 flowers from the Hues of Happiness DSP with the Blossoming Happiness dies
  • Die cut a variety of leaves from the Hues of Happiness DSP with the Blossoming Happiness dies

The Sentiment:

  • Stamp the sentiment from the Go To Greetings stamp set onto Basic White card stock with Black Tuxedo Memento Ink
  • Die cut the Sentiment out with the die from the Stylish Shapes

Putting the card together:

  • Attach the large DSP panel to the card front
  • Adhere the tylish Shape cirlce to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Adhere the three flowers to the let of the Stlish Shape circle.  @ with Liquid Glue and one with Dimensionals
  • Tuck 6 leaf clusters to the flower Bouquet with liquid glue

Finishing Touches:

  • Attach the sentiment across the front of the flowers with Dimensionals
  • Add some Iridescent Pearls around the flowers and you are done

 

Card Inspiration:

Here is the card from the Thursday blog that inspired todays ‘Alternate” look

 

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $50.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (Before shipping and tax) Collect 8 Butterflies and earn free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, today for our blog hop we have a sketch challenge, (my favorite type of challenge) For this sketch I wanted to play with the Happiness Abounds Bundle.  The stamp sets and dies are great but that DSP takes the cake, it is gorgeous.  Make sure you stop by our other creative team members blogs too and see what they created for the hop.

The Sketch:

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds:

The Recipe:

Card base: Basic White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Pool Party 4 x 5-1/4

DSP panel: Hues of Happiness 4 x 5-1/16

Small mat: Pool Party 4 x 3-7/8

Embossed panel: Basic White 4 x 3-3/4 embossed with the Fern EF

The Details:

  • Die cut 3 flowers from the Hues of Happiness DSP with the Blossoming Happiness dies
  • Die cut a variety of leaves from the Hues of Happiness DSP with the Blossoming Happiness dies

The Sentiment:

  • Stamp the sentiment from the Happiness Abounds stamp set onto Basic White card stock with Black Tuxedo Memento Ink
  • Die cut the Sentiment out with the die from the Harvest Dies

Putting the card together:

  • Attach the embossed panel to the Pool Party mat
  • Attach the large DSP panel to the Pool Party mat
  • Adhere the embossed panel to the matted panel
  • Attach this to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Adhere the three flowers to the center of the embossed panel using liquid glue for two of the flowers and Dimensionals for the top flower on the left side
  • Tuck 6 leaf clusters to the flower Bouquet with liquid glue

Finishing Touches:

  • Attach the sentiment across the front of the flowers with Dimensionals
  • Add some Iridescent Pearls around the flowers and you are done

 

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Karen Finkle:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $50.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (Before shipping and tax) Collect 8 Butterflies and earn free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Stampin’ Up! Alternate Monday Nature’s Prints Card

Happy Monday Stampers, Its Alternate Monday time!

What is Alternate Monday???  This means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

 

Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints Card:

The Recipe:

Card base: Gray Granite 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Starry Sky 4 x 5-1/4

Art Piece: Basic White 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

Thin banner: Sun Prints 1-1/4 x 3-7/8

Thin banner mat: 1-3/8 x 3-7/8

The Details:

  • The art piece is stamped using the leaf images from the Natures Prints stamp set as follows:
  • Gingo leaves: Starry Sky
  • Fern: Starry Sky and 2nd generation Starry Sky
  • Wheat image: Gray Granite
  • After you stamp the images onto the art piece, emboss the panel with the 3D Fern Embossing Folder

More Details:

  • Stamp the wheat image onto Basic White card stock in Gray Granite and die cut with the Natures Prints Die
  • Die cut 3 long leaves from the Natures Prints Die (2 in Starry Sky and 1 in Gray Granite)
  • Die cut one shore Gray Granite leaf image from the Natures Prints Die

The Sentiment:

  • Stamp the sentiment from the Nature’s Prints stamp set onto Basic White card stock in Starry Sky Ink
  • Die cut the sentiment out using the die from the Nature’s Die set

Putting the card together:

  • Adhere the art piece to the Starry Sky mat
  • Attach the Sun Prints DSP thin banner to the Starry Sky thin banner mat
  • Attach this to the front of the art piece
  • Wrap a piece of Starry Sky Bakers Twine, twice around the card
  • Adhere this matted panel to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Adhere your sentiment to the thin banner with Dimensional
  • Attach the Wheat die cuts along with the long leaf die cuts to the left of the sentiment

Finishing Touches:

  • Attach a Starry Sky Bakers Twine bow to the left of the sentiment and on top of the leaf cluster with a glue dot
  • Attach a new Night of Navy Solid Faceted Gems to the front of the card and you are done

Card Inspiration:

Here is the card from the Thursday blog hop that inspired todays “Alternate” look

 

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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, today for our hop we have a sketch challenge.  The Natures Prints stamp set and coordinating Sun Prints DSP  were a great choice for this challenge.  I love the organic feel of the leaves in the stamp set and the paper is gorgeous with all the deep blue tones.  This easy, fast  design could be done in any color. If blue is not your color, how about Just Jade or Parakeet Party?  Any of your favorite colors would work.  Try a few colors and let me know what your favorite is.

The Sketch:

Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints:

The Recipe:

Card base: Basic White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Card panel: Basic White 5-1/2 x 4-1/4

DSP Panels: (cut two) Sun Prints 4-1/2 x 3-1/4

The Details:

  • Emboss the Basic White panel with the Fern Embossing Folder
  • Die cut 2 wreaths from the Natures Prints Dies (one in Basic White and one is Starry Sky)
  • Die cut 10 Daffodil Delight flowers from the Hydrangea Dies

The Sentiment:

  • Stamp the sentiment for the Go To Greeting stamp set onto Basic White card stock with Starry Sky Ink
  • Die cut the sentiment with the Stylish Shapes Die

Putting the Card Together:

  • Adhere the embossed panel to the front of the card with Stampin’ Seal
  • Adhere the two Sun Print panels to the front of the card with Stampin’ Seal  (the background panel is at an angle, the front one is straight on the card)
  • Attach the Starry Sky and Basic White wreaths to the front left of the card with Liquid Glue
  • Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Attach the Hydrangea Flowers to the wreath with Liquid Glue

Finishing Touches:

  • Put a small Rhinestone in the center of each Daffodill Delight flower
  • Add a double Starry Sky Bakers Twine bow to the wreath and you are done

Another Color:

Here is one other card done in Starry Sky and Sweet Sorbet:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $50.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (Before shipping and tax) Collect 8 Butterflies and earn free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Stampin’ Up! Alternate Monday Happy Forest Friends Card

Happy Monday Stampers, Its Alternate Monday time!

What is Alternate Monday???  This means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! Happy Forest Friends:

The Recipe:

Card base: Basic White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Mossy Meadow 4 x 5-1/4

panel behind DSP: Basic White 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

DSP: Happy Forest Friends DSP  (Cuts in the directions below)

Mat for fox image: Mossy Meadow Die cut with the Layering Circle Dies

The Details:

  • Here are the cuts for the Stack and Shuffle DSP
  • Layer all 4 piece of your DSP together and cut all at the same time
  • Cut the stacked layer 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
  • With the paper in the portrait position cut the paper at 2-11/16 (this leaves you with a strip that measures 1-3/16
  • Cut the 2-7-8 (this leaves you with another part that measures 2 3-1/6
  • Cut the thin strip at 3-3/16  (this leaves you with a part that measures 1-15/16
  • Arrange the cuts and attach to the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 panel of Basic White card stock
  • Die the a fox from the Happy Forest Friends DSP with the Stylish Shapes Die
  • Mount this DSP panel to the Mossy Meadow mat
  • Adhere your 3-7/8 x 5-1/8  DSP panel to the Mossy Meadow mat
  • Wrap a piece of Old Olive Twill Ribbon around the stacked panel

The Sentiment:

  • Stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede Ink using the Go To Greetings stamp set onto white card stock
  • Die cut the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangle Dies

Putting the Card Together:

  • Attach the DSP matted panel to the card front with Dimensionals
  • Attach the matted fox image to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Adhere the sentiment to the bottom of fox die cut panel with Stampin Seal

Finishing Touches:

  • Add a Old Olive Twill Ribbon bow to the left of the sentiment with a Glue Dot
  • Adhere some Rustic Metallic Dot here and there on the front of the card and you are done

Card Inspiration:

Here is the card from our Thursday Blog Hop that inspired todays “Alternate’ look

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These are the products I used to make my card:

Product List