March Monthly FREE Card Kit Featuring Stampin'Up! Simply Zinnia

Today we are releasing the
March Monthly FREE Card Kit Featuring Stampin'Up! Simply Zinnia--

a new Online Exclusive Product - AVAILABLE week of 3-11-24

NOTE: Simply Zinnia Stamps will be back in stock week of 3/11

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You will need the Simply Zinnia stamp set  to complete the FREE Card kit.

Here are the cards we'll be making this month...you won't want to miss these...

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Get your Free Kit!

    *Place an order (for anything) using the specific host code
You will need the Simply Zinnia Stamp Set  to complete the FREE Card kit

Deadline for placing your order 3-10-24

March FREE CLASS host code is (4AESVGDR)

$35 order - you'll receive supplies** to create 3 designs X 2 of each = 6 cards
   $50 order  - you'll receive the above PLUS a full pack of embellishments.

3/11/24 you receive

*Video link (available for 1 year)
*pdf with photos & measurements
(to cut more if you want)

Your card supplies will be available approximately 3/15/24 

All cardstock & DSP cut to size & scored, all bows tied, all die cuts prepared, all embellishment included

Get your FREE Card Kit!!!

Click on the below link to shop

Simply Zinnia back in stockweek of  3-11-24

 

If you enjoy the free kit click on the Events button at the top of this page and check out the classes we hold every weekend--they are all on zoom so it doesn't matter where you are!

Supply list of what YOU will need to complete the cards in the FREE Kit: 

*110755 Glue
*103683 Glue Dots
*104430 Dimensionals

*Simply Zinnia Stamps (dies not needed) #163472 or Bundle #163480

Other supplies used:

Memento Ink Pad (#132708), Versanark Ink pad (102283) + Gold embossing powder #155555 (or use black ink)
Goegeous Grape Ink Pad

Blends: Fresh Freesia, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sorbet, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive,
Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lolly, Pumpkin Pie

Wink oF Stella (optional)


Card #2 Using Most Adored Designer Paper -- a Sale-a-bration Freebie

Today we're designing Card #2 Using Most Adored Designer Paper -- a Sale-a-bration Freebie! Last Thursday we created our first beauty with this paper...if you missed it check it out here... Click here to see Thursday's card.

Check out all that gold foil embedded in this paper...it just creates such a rich design...

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Here's today's creation...

2and a slightly closer look...

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The Flirty Flamingo Swirl paper in this series is just perfect as the "background"  focal point. This fun background is created by first die cutting the Designer paper with the 3" stitched circle die..then cutting that circle into 4 equal 3/4" strips. 

Then creating that spotlight by reassembling the circle leaving about 1/8" between the strips! Since we want that designer paper to be our "attention getter" we just added the leaf stem in gold foil, tied it all off with a gold cord bow, and then last (but never least) we adorned this beautiful combo with a trio of gold sequins.

You've probably also noticed the embossed white layer--what a stunning addition that Softly Sophisticated embossing folder made to our background. This fold is also part of the Softly Sophisticated Bundle that is FREE during Jan/Feb Sale-a-bration. This wonderful time of Sale-a-bration is nearing it's end...don't delay...nab all your freebies quickly!

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by & see us next Tuesday to see what we are up to!

Remember:

*Use this month's regular host code (E3762BHA)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, socre long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Flirty Flamingo CS 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front.

3. Cut Basic White CS 3 7/8 X 5 1/8, run through Softly Sophisticated embossing folder and adhere to card front.

4. Die cut stitched 3" circle (Stylish Shapes) from Flirty Swirl Designer Paper (Most Adored); cut into 3/4" strips. Reassemble on card front leaving approximately 1/8" between strips.

5. Die cut leaf stem (Magnificently Made), adhere to left side of circle

6. Cut approximately 8" gold cord (Elegant Trim), tie in bow, adhere to stem.

7. Adhere 1 large & 2 small gold sequins (Neutral Adh backed Sequins) to upper right of circle--see sample for placement.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now!


Creating with Most Adored Designer Series Paper Free During Sale-a-bration

Today we're Creating with Most Adored Designer Series Paper Free During Sale-a-bration! There are only a few more days to earn this gorgeous set of papers by placing a $50 order.  Nab it quickly before it goes away forever!

Here's the Most Adored DSP...


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Notice the stunning gold foil inlay on the white sides of the DSP...such a lovely complement to the red, flirty and white of the reverse sides. Today's creation uses the Flirty Flamingo swirl DSP...here's today's card...

1-3This is one of those times when I really wish I could capture the gold shine in the photo...here's a closer peek...

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To provide a charming frame for our focal point we used a base card of Flirty and subsequent layers of white and Sweet Sorbet...then we used the Very Best Trio punch on all the corners---what card would not be lovely with that kind of detail!

Because the paper design is so dramatic we didn't want to take away from focusing on it and so we used 2 berry sprays (Magnificently Made)--one in gold foil and one in Flirty Flamingo.

We used a Gold/Vanilla bow behind which to tuck the 'Hello There' sentiment and we used gold embossing to coordinate with the gold foil.

For a touch of sparkle we added 3 small gold sparkle gems to the side--just enough but not too much!

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by & see us next Tuesday to see what we are up to!

Remember:

*Use this month's regular host code (E3762BHA)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

Directions:

1. Cut Flirty Flamingo carstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut  Basic White CS 4 X 5 1/4

3. Cut Sweet Sorbet CS 3 3/4 X 5

4. Cut Flirty Swirl design (Most Adored DSP) 3 5/8 X 4 7/8

5. Using Very Best Trio punch on all 3 of the above--punch all 4 corners

6. Layer these on the card base,

7. Die cut the berry spray (Gorgeously Made) from Gold Foil and from Flirty Flamingo CS; adhere to top layer.

8. Cut approximately 7" gold/vanilla ribbon, tie in bow, adhere to stems.

9. Stamp 'Hello There' (Blueberry Bunches) in Versamark sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with heat tool until shiny gold. Adhere above bow with dimensional.

10. Adhere 3 small gold sparkle gems to upper right corner (see sample).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplie now!


Creating Another Beauty with Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper Sale-a-bration Item

Today we're Creating Another Beauty with Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper Sale-a-bration Item. Last Thursday we created our first card with the DSP. If you missed it you can check it out here Click here to see Thursday's card.

This DSP (free with a $50 purchase) is absolutely stunning...so many different designs that scream spring in lovely subtle colors that almost make you hear those birds twittering amongh the branches and flowers.

Here's a peek at the DSP which, as I mentioned Thursday, the photo just doesn't capture all the  sweetness & charm of the painted designs. And those backsides coordinate so wonderfully that it makes pairing them a breeze both on the same sheet and among the 6 sheets of this paper.

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Here's today's creation...

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Celebrate cuWe used the Petal Park punch for those cute little white flowers that contrast nicely with the back side of this sheet--the Freesia color is in graduated shades that make it wonderful as a background which is not just a single color. The  flower centers are those wonderful flat-backed pearls...the flat back makes them perfect for embellishments since they are flat and don't add heighth to the card.

That glimmery 'Celebrate' is die cut with the Wanted to Say Dies from Soft Shimmer paper using the Berry Burst sheet.

The background of Bubble Bath cardstock is embossed with the Cane Weave afolder that coordinates well with the natural theme of the card.

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by & see us next Tuesday to see what we are up to!

Remember:

*Use this month's regular host code (E3762BHA)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

Directions:

1. Cut Bubble Bath CS 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic White CS 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front.

3. Cut DSP (Flight & Airy - birds on branches) 3 1/4 x 2 1/2; adhere to upper left corner of white layer leaving approximately 1/16" borders (see sample).

    *Punch 3 dogwood blossoms from Basic White cardstock with the Petal Park punch; lay the bloom in your palm & using a dull lightly pointed tool push gently to raise the petal edges
    *Adhere large flatbacked pearls to center of each bloom
    *Adhere these to this piece of DSP (see sample)

4. Cut backside of that same DSP design 1 1/4 X 3 1/4; adhere to right upper corner leaving approxinately 1/16 border showing (see sample)

5. Cut Bubble Bath CS 1 3/4 X 3 7/8; run through Cane Weave folder; adhere to bottom of white layer leaving 1/16" border all around.

6. Die cut 'Celebrate' (Wanted to Say) from Berry Burst Soft Shimmer paper; adhere to center of Bubble Bath section.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now!


Creating with Sale-a-bration Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper

Today we're Creating with Sale-a-bration Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper. This DSP is one of the freebies you can earn during Jan-Feb when you place a $50 order.  It's such a gorgeous paper and has beautiful backsides that rival the focal sides for usefulness.

Here are the papers... Screenshot 2024-02-02 111914I must say the photo does not do the papers justice as we often experience with photos of the cards we make.

Here's today's card  featuring this paper

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This card uses the same page of the designer paper--front side uses the birds on branches while flipping to the other side we get the stunning "sky" paper that is so useful with many different stamp & die sets.

When using designer paper it's quite easy to select the coordinating cardstock colors--simply look on the back of the packing cardboard and the colors listed there are the ones used in the paper design. You can select one of these that best suits your design and know you will have a great color combo.

Note the pretty "pink" foil gems...these are the Iridescent Foil Gems that we "colored" with Dark Flirty Flamingo Blends.  It's so convenient to have any color gems you need with your color schemes since we can use our alcohol markers to match or contrast our colors.

I'll give you step by step directions for today's project below followed by the supply list.

Stop by & see us Tuesday to see what we are creating again with this paper.

Remember:

*Use this month's regular host code (E3762BHA)  you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax). 

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 7 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut DSP (Flight & Airy- birds on branches design) 2 5/8 X 5 3/8; adhere to front "flap."

3. Cut DSP (Flight & Airy - back side of above ---blue sky) 1 3/4 X 5 3/8; adhere to right side of the inside of card.

4. Die cut two leafy stems (Stippled Roses dies); adhere one stem to card front approximately 1 1/2" from top of card. Adhere the second stem on the blue sky approximately 1" from bottom of card. See sample for placement.

5. Die cut label (Thoughtful Expressions dies) from Basic White cardstock.

    *Stamp 'Thinking of You' in black ink in the middle

    *Cut approximately 7" silver/white ribbon, tie in bow and adhere to bottom of label.

    *Using Dark Flirty Flamingo Blend color 3 large Iridescdent Foil Gems. Adhere above greeting centering in the middle of the label. 

    *Using dimensionals on the back of the left side of the label adhere to card front about 2" from bottom of card--be sure the dimensionals are placed so they will not be exposed on the back side.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now.