When I was prepping to make all my calendar easel cards for the new year, I over cut and prepped by one but did not have enough calendars so I turned it into a cute birthday card for a January birthday.
So instead of the calendar piece I added the new Botanical Builder Framelit flowers from the all new Stampin Up Occasions catalog. The background paper is from the now retired Painted Blooms DSP. The It’s Your day sentiment is from the Fabulous Four Stampin Up stamp set # 134171 and the other one that serves as the easel anchor is from the You’ve Got This stamp set #139572.
There is no better way to start off the new year than a fresh new calendar. I bought some mini calendars and made some easel cards pretty enough to display all year. I used up my coveted but retired Painted Blooms DSP to create the beautiful calendars.
I love pretty paper and have spent so much money buying it, afraid to cut it and coveting it to find the perfect use for it. So the amount of DSP I own kept growing so I finally bit the bullet and decided the best time to use it is now! So lately I have been pulling from my stache and cutting into it to make some beautiful cards. The best part is the pretty paper speaks for itself and can become the focal point of a pretty yet simple card. Today’s card is no exception, I used the now retired Stampin UP Painted Blooms DSP as the main focus. For the embellishment, I just hand cut a flower from the DSP and added it on to a matted circle and added a Stampin Up candy dot #130931 for the flower center. To finish the card I added a piece of daffodil satin ribbon and a hand cut banner with the sentiment.
Today’s card is just plain pretty. I paired the Stampin Up Painted Blooms DSP (now retired) with the also retired Painted Petals stamp set to create a beautiful all occasions card. The sentiment is stamped on a Deco Label piece and matted with a larger Deco Label cut from the Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102. I finished the card with a white satin bow.
Today I am presenting a parade of cards that were made using 1 sheet of Stampin Up’s 12 x12 Painted Blooms DSP and made 6 gorgeous cards using other embellishments. To get started just cut 3/4″ from the top and bottom of a 12 X12 piece of Stampin Up DSP or other pretty paper and then cut in to 3 – 4x 10.5 inch strips and then cut the 4×10.5 strips in half to get the perfect 4 x 5.25 inch piece to add to a standard A2 (4.25″ X 5.5″) card. Finally, you can now embellish each card to your hearts content!
Today’s post is a beautiful and multi layered card that Cammie made to show case the Painted Blooms DSP #137784. Cammie used the Butterfly Basics Photoplymer Stamp set #137154 to texture the tags and the Daffodil cardstock. The tags were created using the Ornate Tag Topper Punch #137416. Cammie then cut a lacy butterfly using Butterfly Thinlit #137360 and added a sentiment onto a hand cut banner. She finished by adding layered Boho Blossoms punched flowers.
I am finally getting around to using the beautiful Painted Blooms DSP #137784 from the Stampin Up Occasions catalog. I paired the DSP with the Stampin Up Lotus Blossom (retired) and matched the colors of the tulips in the DSP. For the sentiment, I cut a banner using the Party Pennants Die #133732 and finished with a piece of Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon #133668.
Be sure to check out the Stampin Up Retirement List for the Party Pennnants Die and Accessories and Stamps. Some of the retired items are deeply discounted but they won’t be around for long so stock up now!
As a bonus, I used the same layout and swapped out the painted bloom DSP for a piece of Irresistibly Yours DSP that was available during sale-a-bration and will be brought back in the 2015-2016 catalog with a new name and different patterns. This paper is fabulous because you can color it using brayering, sponging, spritzing, or any other technique and the embossed pattern will pop up. For the sentiment on this card, I used the hello thinlits #137363 and the coordinating Crazy About You Photopolymer stamp set #137137. Rather than using ribbon I used Washi Tape and bakers twine to complete the look.
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