Friday, March 23, 2018

Frutti Notes

#stampinup   #saleabration2018   #faithfulinkspirations   I had so much fun making the soiree note cards earlier this week that I decided to make some more! I used the wonderful Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes that are a FREE Sale-a-Bration item (only until March 31) when you place a $50 order. I love these cards so much!

I used the "Fruit Basket" set and several of the Tutti-Frutti 6" by 6" Designer Series Papers. I kept the layout the same, but switched things up a bit for each card. Here's the set of finished cards and matching envelopes.

For each card, the DSP strip is 1-3/4" by 5" and is adhered to a 2" by 5" strip of coordinating cardstock and then right onto the Tutti Frutti card.

I used one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out a Whisper White Card Stock Circle and one of the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out a coordinating scalloped circle mat.

Since I wanted the fruit to be inside the basket, I stamped the fruit first and then the basket over the top. I created a template from a Post-It Note so I knew where to place my fruits.

I tied a coordinating ribbon in a knot and used a Glue Dot to adhere it to the circle. I also stamped an extra piece of fruit and punched it out with the coordinating Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack punch. I adhered these little fruits the cards with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional. 

I stamped the sentiments onto a Whisper White scrap several times and punched them out with the Classic Label Punch so the lines were straight. I snipped out the words and adhered them to the cards with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  The focal pieces are adhered with regular sized Stampin' Dimensionals.

Have a look at these cute cards! They were so fun to make and will be a great gift item!

If you'd like to make a set of these cards, the supplies are listed below. You can purchase the "Fruit Basket" stamp set and Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack as a bundle and save 10% off the price of purchasing them separately (item 145977 $35) and the Tutti-Frutti DSP Pack (item 145606 $10) and the 1/4" Whisper White Organza Ribbon (item 145590 $6) and you'll have spent $51 so you can get the Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes for your FREE Sale-a-Bration item (item 147242) or any other Level One SAB item! Don't delay! You only have a week before Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Springtime Colors

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Spring played a little joke on us here in Maryland. Here's what the first day of spring looked like! I am so NOT complaining! I LOVE snow and I was disappointed that we hadn't had a good snowfall this year. I was very pleasantly surprised and grateful. And most of it has melted as of this evening!

View from my back deck #nofilter #fullcolor
But even with a surprise snow storm, springtime is here and I'm ready for some spring colors. I saw a card over on Teneale Williams's blog that I just fell in love with and used it for my inspiration. Teneale is such a beautiful artist! My cards pale in comparison, but they were fun to make nevertheless!

I had some leftover 2-1/4" by 2-1/4" Petal Passion Designer Series Paper pieces that I was saving for the perfect project.  When I saw Teneale's card with the white space colored in Pool Party I was amazed! I used the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend to color in my background, but I didn't stop with coloring just the leaves with Light & Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends like Teneale did--just kept on coloring! This card uses Light Rich Razzleberry, Light Calypso Coral, Light Pink Pirouette, and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.
I adhered my DSP piece to a 2-1/2" Basic Black Card Stock Square and then added a 2-1/2" by 1" strip of black and white striped DSP from the same set. I tied on a length of Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon and set this aside while I built the rest of my card.

I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and adhered it to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock mat. I adhered this to a Pool Party Card Stock card base.

I stamped a sentiment from the "Picture Perfect Birthday" stamp set in Pool Party onto a Whisper White piece and cut it out with one of the Layering Circles Framelits. I adhered this piece to a scalloped Basic Black Card Stock circle that I cut with another of the Layering Circles Framelits.

I adhered the colored DSP element to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and then added the sentiment piece, also with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

I had so much fun coloring the first DSP piece that I colored another with Light Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Blends. And of course I filled in the "white" space with the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend.
Go visit Teneale's blog. You will be amazed and inspired!

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