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Definitely Dahlia

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Happy Monday everyone!  Do you LOVE the Definitely Dahlia background stamp?  I know that I do!  It was one of my ‘must have’ stamps on my first order and have had such a good time using it.

Okay…a little confession here (they say it is good for the heart)…this is Control Freak swap card.  Now that is NOT the confession part.  The confession part is I sort of lost track of time and realized I needed to get a card done RIGHT AWAY to get it mailed on time (this was the beginning of July).  Since I needed something fast, I decided to design my card around the Definitely Dahlia stamp so it would go together quickly.  Even though it was a ‘quick’ card…I think it turned out cool!

Here’s the details…

  • Basic Black – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card base on an angle.
  • Kraft – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp Dahlia using Veramark and white emboss.  Rub Crumb Cake in over image.
  • Timeless Elegance dsp – 5/8 x 3 1/2, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Very Vanilla – 5/8 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Punch out little flower (Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack) – Basic Black and Kraft, add to card front
  • Add Basic Pearl to center of each flower to finish it off.

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Set(s): Definitely Dahlia, Sprinkles on Top
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Kraft, Timeless Elegance dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Definitely Dahlia

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Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop! Each of the design team members is taking turns suggesting a theme and this month we are doing Folds.  Deb Currier is up this week and she picked the Tunnel card..  If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from Connie Babbert’s Inkspired Treasures blog.  I always LOVE what she does!

I have never made one of these and it wasn’t that difficult…lots more steps than I’m use to doing on a card but do love the way it turned out!  Here’s the outside of my card…

TunnelCardClosedDon’t you just LOVE the new Definitely Dahlia stamp?  This was one of my very first ‘must have’ stamps from the new catalog.  I just LOVE it and there is so much you can do with it.

Here’s the details for the front of card…

  • Blushing Bride – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded (note:  before folding, stamp the greeting that will be on the inside – see directions below)
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder and add to Basic Black – 3 3/4 x 5.  Add to card front using dimensionals (once you have stamped inside of card and folded)
  • Timeless Elegance dsp – 1 1/2 x 3 5/8, add to panel.
  • Stamp Definitely Dahlia using Blushing Bride on Very Vanilla, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Very Vanilla – 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting (Birthday Blossoms) using Memento Black, stamp again on Blushing Bride.  Cut out the banner and add to greeting.  Cut piece into a banner and add to card front
  • Stamp flowers using Memento Black on Blushing Bride, cut out and add to banner.

And now for the inside, here’s the picture…

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Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride dsp (Subtles paper pack) – 8 1/4 x 5 1/4, score along the 8 1/4 side at 2, 4 1/8. 6 1/4, cut out the window using the largest Tags and Labels Framelits.
  • Timeless Elegance – 3 3/4 x 3 (same print as the front), sut out the window using the next to largest Tags and Labels Framelits.
  • Lay this piece centered on the inside of the card and stamp greeting using Memento Black and the fold card in half.  This helps to reduce the bulk of the card by not adding an extra layer inside.
  • Fold the Blushing Bride dsp (valley folds on the ends, mountain fold in the center), add ends to inside card.
  • Timeless Elegance – 3/8 x 5 1/4, add to ends
  • Stamp the flower stamp twice on Blushing Bride using Memento Black, add highlights using Blushing Bride marker and color centers using Smoky Slate. Cut out and add to inside card to finish off.

How fun is that?  Really not that difficult of a card but makes the inside special for someone special!

Set(s): Definitely Dahlia, Birthday Blossom
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Subtles dsp Paper Pack, Timeless Elegance dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blushing Bride
Other: Tags & Labels Framelits, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

And speaking of someone special, now it is time to head over to Nicole Tugrul Be Creative with Nicole site and see the special card you made!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SatHopMarySiggy

 

 

 

Definitely Dahlia

CAS331There is a super simple sketch for the CAS challenge on SCS today and since I had a couple of minutes I decided it would be fun to play along.

This is one of those 5 minute cards…that’s about how long it takes to make it!  LOL!!!  LOVE those – fun and quick!

For quick cards you really can’t beat the new Definitely Dahlia background stamp!  LOVE IT!!!  It was one of my ‘must have’ stamps from my first order and I’m so glad I got it.  You can’t go wrong with this for quick and stunning cards!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp Dahlia using Daffodil Delight.  Add to card base using dimensionals
  • Basic Black, cut Hello form the Hello You framelits, add to card front.  NOTE:  I didn’t totally tack down the Hello – gives it a little dimension.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Yep…that’s all there is!

Don’t forget…there is still time to sign up for Create with Connie and Mary LIVE on July 11th and we would LOVE to have you join us.  Here’s a ‘sneak peek’ of the projects we will be doing…

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And let me tell you…these projects…AWESOMELY AWESOME!!!  So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!  And we have the option to pay using PayPal!

Set(s): Definitely Dahlia
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Daffodil Delight
Other: Hello You thinlits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Happy Birthday, Everyone

dahliaMy husband has a phrase that he like to use “Simple, Not Simpler”.  I have to say, I agree.  It’s not always about taking something complex and dropping it back a few notches but making it simple to begin with.

That’s what this card is about…Simple, Not Simpler.  It’s quick and easy and really quite stunning in its simplicity!  I LOVE the new dahlia background stamp and you just can’t beat this bold (and beautiful) hostess set birthday greet!  You put them together and it’s simple and stunning.

Here’s the details –

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, round bottom right corner
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp dahlia in Blushing Bride and greeting in Night of Navy, round bottom corner and layer on Night of Navy 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 with bottom right corner rounded and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Color two Perfect White Accents using navy sharpie and add to card front to finish up.

Yep…it is really that simple!  And you know what else is simple? Joining us for the Create with Connie and Mary LIVE event on July 11th and we would LOVE to have you join us.  Here’s a ‘sneak peek’ of the projects we will be doing…

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And let me tell you…these projects are quite simply AWESOME!!!  So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!  And we have the option to pay using PayPal!

Set(s): Happy Birthday Everyone, Definitely Dahlia
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Night of Navy
Ink: Blushing Bride, Night of Navy
Other: Project Life Corner Rounder, Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy