Thank You Cards

Today I’m playing along with Try Stampin’ On Tuesday and making some thank you cards. The Fancy Flora patterned paper just arrived and I decided to play with it. The paper is cut to 3″ x 4 1/4″ so I can get two cards out of one piece. Also, the biggest circle die I have is 3″.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Beauty of Friendship
Die Cutting & Embossing – Something Fancy & Stylish Shapes dies
Ink – Night of Navy stamp pad
Paper – Fancy Flora 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper; Basic White Thick, Night of Navy, & Pool Party cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Opaque Adhesive-Backed Gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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For A Feeling-better Kind of Day

This is the card Kristie designed for our class last Saturday. It was funny that we used the same paper pack and it would have been the same paper if she’d gone with her first version or if I’d had enough of this pattern left. 🙂 Kristie was surprised she hadn’t used any ribbon or embellishments on the card but I had the pearls next to me from adding them to my card, so I put them on this one too. This layout is a great way to use up paper.

In case you want to know, here are the measurements. Each of the flower pieces are 2″ x 3 1/4″, the other pattern is 2″ x 2″. They are layered on a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Fresh Freesia and added to the cardbase using dimensionals. I used liquid glue to add the patterned paper so I could get it (mostly) straight.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Beautifully Happy (Sale-a-bration)
Die Cutting & Embossing – Something Fancy dies
Ink – Evening Evergreen
Paper – Favored Flowers 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper; Basic White, Blackberry Bliss, Evening Evergreen, & Fresh Freesia cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Pastel Pearls
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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With Deepest Sympathy

I designed this card for my class this past Saturday because, unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card.

I’m still in love with the Favored Flowers Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper and my favorite thing to do is pair it with the Two-Tone Flora stamp set. (The paper actually coordinates with the Fragrant Flowers bundle but I don’t have that one yet.) I also pulled out the Fine Shimmer paper to add a little bit of shimmer to the card.

Measurements:

Blackberry Bliss cardstock5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”; 1 ½” x 4”
Basic White Thick cardstock2 ½” x 2 ½”
Fresh Freesia cardstock1 ¾” x 3”
Evening Evergreen cardstock1” x 2 1/2”
Fine Shimmer paper1 ¾” x 4”
Designer Series Paper4” x 5 ¼”

Instructions:

  1. Using Blackberry Bliss, stamp the top layer of the flower.  Using Fresh Freesia, line up the background layer of the flower and stamp.  (I set this up with my Stamparatus.) Die cut the flower.
  2. Using Blackberry Bliss, stamp the sentiment on Fresh Freesia cardstock then die cut.
  3. Using Evening Evergreen, stamp the leaves twice on the Evening Evergreen cardstock.  Die cut the leaves.
  4. Emboss the small piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, adhere to the Fine shimmer paper.  Take care to line up the ends of the paper.  Adhere to the patterned paper and cut off any excess.  Adhere patterned paper to the cardbase.
  5. Using mini glue dots or liquid glue, adhere leaves behind the flower die cut.
  6. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere sentiment to the right of the embossed piece.  Adhere flower to the left of the embossed piece overlapping the label.
  7. Scatter a few Pastel Pearls around.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Something Fancy, Two-Tone Flora
Die Cutting & Embossing – Something Fancy & Two-Tone Flora dies; Cane Weave 3D embossing folder
Ink – Blackberry Bliss, Evening Evergreen, & Fresh Freesia stamp pads
Paper – Basic White Thick, Blackberry Bliss, Evening Evergreen, & Fresh Freesia cardstock; Favored Flowers 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper; Fine Shimmer 12″x12″ paper pack
Accents & Embellishments – Pastel Pearls
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue, mini glue dots

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #TwoToneFloraStampinUp #TwoToneFloraStampSet #TwoToneFlora

Two-Tone Flora Thank You

While looking for ideas using the Two-Tone Flora stamps & dies, I came across a card by Verity at InkyButterfly.com (https://inkybutterfly.com/2023/01/09/two-tone-flora-video-tutorial/). I watched her video but I misheard the width of the background die piece as 3 1/4″ instead of 3 3/4″, not noticing until trying to put it on the card base. A little trimming and re-matting fixed it but my panel is a bit thicker that I intended. Since my purpose was creating a card for my class on Saturday, I didn’t want to make the card too complicated. It didn’t matter in the long run because I went with another design that I’ll post on Tuesday.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Something Fancy, Two-Tone Flora
Die Cutting & Embossing – Something Fancy & Two-Tone Flora dies
Ink – Balmy Blue, Garden Green, & Night of Navy stamp pads
Paper – Balmy Blue, Basic White, Garden Green, & Night of Navy cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive Sheets, Mini Glue Dots

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #TwoToneFloraStampinUp #TwoToneFloraStampSet #TwoToneFlora

More Dainty Flowers

Today I’m using some of the left over paper from last Tuesday’s post. The printed panel is slightly more than two inches wide. One is embossed with the Cane Weave 3D embossing folder and the other with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder. Which is your favorite?

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Friendly Gnomes
Die Cutting & Embossing – Cane Weave 3D & Pretty Flowers embossing folders; Potted Succulents dies
Ink – Rich Razzleberry stamp pad
Paper – Dainty Flowers 12″x12″ (Sale-a-bration) Designer Series Paper; Blushing Bride & Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Brushed Brass Butterflies
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #FriendlyGnomesStampinUp #FriendlyGnomesStampSet #FriendlyGnomes

Technique Squad Blog Hop – Black Ice

To be honest, before this card I’d never tried the Black Ice technique and I wasn’t exactly sure what it was. So, I watched a few videos (the Splitcoast Stampers one being my favorite) and came up with this.

For this technique, you need black Stazon, Versamark, and clear embossing powder.

  • I started by die cutting a piece of silver foil using a stitched rectangle die then I used adhesive tape to put it on a piece of cheap cardstock.
  • Swipe your Stazon ink pad over the foil trying to add a dark amount at the top and bottom. I rotated my paper to get this look
  • Next stamp your focal image on the foil using Stazon. I used my Stamparatus for this to try and get the image fully black.
  • DRY the Stazon using your heat tool on the low setting, you don’t want your Versamark to pick up the black ink. Even though it’s Stazon, it takes a little time to dry on a non-porous surface.
  • Now you LIGHTLY drag your Versamark ink pad over your image. You don’t want to completely cover the image, instead you want some of the plain foil to show through.
  • Cover the Versamark with clear embossing powder and heat.

In these next images, you can see the difference between before and after the Versamark and embossing steps.

I did a video again! Two in one month, don’t get to used to it. 🙂

My layout came from the TGIF Challenges!

Blog Hop Roll
JoAnn Pollock (you are here)
Carole Garrison
Amy Rudd

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Shaded Summer
Die Cutting & Embossing – Stitched Greenery, Stitched Rectangle, & Stylish Shapes dies
Ink – Jet Black Stazon, Tuxedo Black Memento, & Versamark stamp pads
Paper – Favored Flowers 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil Sheets, Basic White cardstock, & Mossy Meadow cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Matte Black dots
Coloring Tools – clear embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #ShadedSummerStampinUp #ShadedSummerStampSet #ShadedSummer #tgifc403

Dainty Flowers

I’m continuing my use of flowers to combat winter but today I’m using the the Dainty Flowers Sale-a-bration paper instead. There is one pattern of the pack that has these oval flowers on it and I made three slightly different cards using the same foundation. Each of my flower oval papers is 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ and the layer is 5″ x 3 3/4″. I found cutting the patterned paper at 4 7/8″ left me the most of the middle flower pattern. After the first cut, I cut the strip apart each 4″ and then cut off each side to center the image and make it fit on my card front with a consistent border.

For the first card, all I did was layer the paper and stamp the sentiment using my Stamparatus. (My ink pad was really dry so it took a few tries to get a decent image.) Then I added some of the brass butterflies because I thought it needed a little something.

For the second card, I inked my stamp pad a little too much so my sentiment isn’t so crisp. I wanted to add a sentiment and since the background image is an oval, I pulled out the Framed Florets bundle. I would love Stampin’ Up! to come out with layering ovals again but I settled on inking the edges using a sponge dauber.

My third card is my favorite, I love these cute little gnomes. I stamped him on watercolor paper then colored him using watercolor pencils mixing the color with a blender pen. The gnome and sentiment are backed with Rich Razzleberry cardstock to raise them up and give a slight shadow.

This is the patterned paper I started with.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Framed Florets, Friendly Gnomes
Die Cutting & Embossing – Framed Florets, Gnomes, Stylish Shapes dies
Punches – Banners pick-a-punch
Ink – Rich Razzleberry, Stazon Jet Black stamp pads
Paper – Dainty Flowers 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration); Blushing Bride, & Rich Razzleberry cardstock; Watercolor paper
Accents & Embellishments – Brushed Brass Butterflies, Elegant Faceted Gems, Loose Flower Flourishes
Coloring Tools – Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, & Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencils; Blender pen
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #FramedFloretsStampinUp #FramedFloretsStampSet #FramedFlorets #FriendlyGnomesStampinUp #FriendlyGnomesStampSet #FriendlyGnomes

Two-Tone Flora Thank You

Continuing with the floral theme because I get enough winter looking out my windows, here is today’s card. I’m using a sketch from Atlantic Hearts Challenge, the Favored Flowers patterned paper, and my favorite color (right now and often) Blackberry Bliss. (There are actually clear faceted gems on the patterned paper in the bottom right and upper left corners but they are really hard to see.)

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Go To Greetings, Two-Tone Flora
Die Cutting & Embossing – Stylish Shapes & Two-Tone Flora dies
Ink – Blackberry Bliss stamp pad
Paper – Favored Flowers 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper; Blackberry Bliss, Basic White Thick cardstock, & Fresh Freesia cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Silicone Craft Sheet
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue
Other – sponge for applying liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #TwoToneFloraStampinUp #TwoToneFloraStampSet #TwoToneFlora #GoToGreetingsStampinUp #GoToGreetingsStampSet #GoToGreetings #AHSC507

Favored Flowers

It’s winter here in Minnesota and I’m not a big fan of winter so I tend to pull out my flower stamps and paper. Today I’m playing along with Paper Craft Crew Challenge #500 and using my new favorite paper from Sale-a-bration. My horizontal strip of patterned paper is 1 1/2″ wide and I think it would look better with a 1 1/4″ piece so the sentiment wasn’t so high. I doubled up the senitment die cut to get it nice and thick.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Inspired Thoughts
Die Cutting & Embossing – Scalloped Contours & Stylish Shapes dies
Ink – Blackberry Bliss stamp pad
Paper – Favored Floweres 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper; Blackberry Bliss & Basic White Thick cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #InspiredThoughtsStampinUp #InspiredThoughtsStampSet #InspiredThoughts #PCC500

Barrel Top Gift Bag

On Tuesday night, Rachel had a Zoom meeting with the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators signed up under her and she asked me to demonstrate how to make the Barrel Top Gift Bag I posted back in October. I decided to change it up a little and make it work with 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock instead of needing 12″x12″ cardstock. I even branched out and created a video. (I’m still learning.)

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Two Tone Flora
Die Cutting & Embossing – Stylish Shapes dies
Ink – Blackberry Bliss & Fresh Freesia stamp pads
Paper – Basic White Thick, Blackberry Bliss, & Fresh Freesia cardstock; Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Snips
Adhesive – liquid glue or Tear & Tape
Other – Velcro dots

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #Two-ToneFloraStampinUp #Two-ToneFloraStampSet #Two-ToneFlora