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Hello again! Are you ready for more inspiration using the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and the Flight & Airy DSP? In case you missed this morning’s CASE-ing Tuesday post, these were the items I used to create this week’s take. You can see the project here with all of the details on how you can join us. I am really liking the change from Thursday mornings to Tuesday afternoons for my Facebook Lives. It gives me a chance to expand my product shares on my CASE-ing Tuesday projects. If you missed my Facebook Live this afternoon, you can catch the replay over on my YouTube Channel.

So let’s look at the first card.

Here are the measurements for the card:

  • Card base in Thick Basic White cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Petal Pink cardstock – 3 5/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Basic White cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 5″

I started by embossing my white layer using the new Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder. I didn’t think I needed another folder, but! This one is gorgeous!!! Once the layer was embossed, I attached it to the Petal Pink layer with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive, and then to the card front. I stamped my hummingbird in Pretty Peacock ink and colored the belly with the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Marker (our alcohol markers) and die cut it. I die cut one of the larger labels in Basic White cardstock, added a 2 3/8″ circle of Vellum with a little bit of Seal and added that to the card front with dimensionals. I then added my bird with more dimensionals. I die cut the smaller tag from the die set and stamped my sentiment in Pretty Peacock and then added it with, yep, more dimensionals. For my bling, I added some Iridescent Pearls.

for the inside,I stamped the floral image in Petal Pink, stamping it off first and the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink. Ad you can see, the floral image is very faint, which is what I wanted. Just enough to bring in the Petal Pink color.

For my envelope, I originally stamped that same floral image in Petal Pink on the front, but when I started to put it aside, I thought that it would really be pretty to emboss the envelope flap with that gorgeous folder; so I did. 🙂

Isn’t that gorgeous? That would really be pretty as an evelope for a wedding card!! Now let’s look at the second card:

You can really see the embossing on the blue layer. Here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Thick Basic White cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Balmy Blue cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed
  • Basic White cardstock – 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside
  • Flight & Airy DSP – 3″ x 4″

This paper is such a pretty pack with all of the spring colors in it, which helps brighten us up on these dreary days. After embossing the blue layer, I attached it to the card front with Seal. Next I attached the DSP layer to the white layer with Seal. I then pulled out my 3-color Baker’s Twine which coordinates perfectly with this DSP pack. It comes in Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral and Lemon Lolly. I pulled out the Balmy Blue, wrapped it around and tied it in a bow and then added that layer with dimensionals. I stamped my sentiment in Memento ink on one of the smaller labels that I die cut and added it to the card front with dimensionals over the twine. Next I stamped the flower in Memento and colored with Calypso Coral, Lemon Lolly and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends and die cut it. I die cut two of the leaves, one in Balmy Blue and one in Vellum. I attached the leaves to the back of the flower and then added dimensionals to add it to the card front and sprinkled on some more of those pearls.

For the inside, I knew I wanted to add that same flower and color it, so I cut my piece of Basic White and stamped the image and the sentiment. I then colored it and added it to the inside. I did this as the color bleeds through to the back of the cardstock and you don’t want that on a card base.

For my envelope, I stamped the larger floral image on the flap and colored it to match the card, adding in Balmy Blue on some of the leaves. When you do this step, be sure to open the flap so you don’t have the ink bleeding through onto the front of your envelope.

Now for our last card, which is a fun fold.

Here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Thick Basic White cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 1″, 2″ and 5 1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 1 1/4″
  • Flight & Airy DSP – 3″ x 5 1/4″, 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ abd 2 1/4″ x 4″

I love how this card just showcases the paper! Once the card base is cut and scored, you want to fold on all of the score lines. Start with the 5 1/4″ and fold it like your creating a normal card. Then fold the next section back and the next forward. You should have a mountain on the larger section going into a valley and then a smaller mountain. I then attached the strip of DSP to the front of the smaller mountain and the larger section to the larger mountain. I then folded the white layer at the score line and attaced the DSP to the long side. I used Stampin’ Seal on all of my DSP layers. To attach the white layer, I added the adhesive at the base of the long side right at the bottom, lined it up with the card and attached. I then added a small line of Multipurpose Glue to the back of the top of that layer and while the card was close, attached it to the back right at the top if the card base. If I’ve lost you, please be sure to watch the video; it will all make sense then. Here’s a look at the side view:

Then I die cut my tag, stamped my sentiment in Lost Lagoon ink and attached to the card front with dimensionals. I then die cut one of the birds with those pretty label dies and added it to the card above the tag with dimensionals. I added a double bow in Lemon Lolly twine and some of the pearls for bling.

And to finish it all off, I added more DSP to my envelope flap.

Now don’t these projects just scream spring?? And the best part, is you can get that paper for FREE! That’s right! When you place a $50.00 order or more, like the bundle I used today, and choose that paper as a FREE gift from Stampin’ Up! through the end of February. And, when you place that order or any order of $40.00 (but why not add $10.00 to get your FREE item?) with me by Sunday, January 28th using Host Code XJY4UEAD, I will send a pack of 25 sheets of DSP for FREE! That’s right, 25 sheets of DSP!!! They will be a random selection, some current, some retired, but you will get 25 sheets of 12 x 12 papers! But you must use the Host Code!

Want an even better deal? Then purchase the Starter Kit! Right now through the end of February you get not only the best deal in the catalog of $125.00 in the product of your choice for only $99.00 plus tax and FREE shipping, but you also get to choose either the new Stampin’ Glass Mat Bundle OR another $30.00 in product for FREE!! That glass mat is such a great tool and is only available to demonstrators. But if you don’t want a mat, I think $155.00 in product for only $99.00 plus tax and FREE shipping works!! Let me know if you have any questions or I can help you in any way.

Have a great rest of your Tuesday and I thank you for stopping by.

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