Monday, May 2, 2016

Stampin' Up Shine On Floral Frames All Occasions Cards I

I'm so happy to see the sun shining today.  It was quite dreary and rainy all weekend.  This Friday is looking like the best day for us.  Forecasters say we are supposed to have a full on sun day and a high of 72.  Perfect weather to get my flower beds cleaned out!

Today, I will start my share of 4 occasion cards that I designed using Stampin' Up's Shine On Designer Series Paper, Floral Frames Collection Framelits and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  I'm so sad to see these on Stampin' Up's Retiring List.  These products are some of my FAVE's that I use a lot.

Here's my first card:

I have to admit that I didn't really like Stampin' Up's Shine On Designer Series Paper until I got it in my hands and saw it in person.  Now, it's almost gone and I consider it as one of my absolute favorites.  It's a heavier cardstock almost like SU's Kraft Cardstock and the sheets really do have a 'SHINE' quality to them.  The bright and bold colors are just scrumptious!!!

My card base is SU's Cucumber Crush Cardstock cut at 5-1/2" x 11" and scored and folded at 4-1/4".  My front panel is a piece of SU's Shine On DSP cut at 5-1/4" x 4" and adhered to my card base with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I trimmed out 2 pieces of Cucumber Crush Cardstock at 4" x 1/2" and adhered them towards the top and bottom of my card front panel using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I die cut the 3 smallest dies from SU's Floral Frames Collection Framelits; the two largest from SU's Watermelon Wonder and the smallest from SU's Cucumber Crush Cardstock.

Using SU's Circle of Spring Stamp Set, I stamped 'for you' in the center of the Cucumber Crush flower die cut using Memento Black Ink.

I took a piece of SU's Bermuda Bay 1-1/4" Striped Grossgrain Ribbon, cut it in between the stripes and pulled out all of the Bermuda Bay threads leaving just the White threads.  I then adhered them to the front of each Watermelon Wonder flower die cut using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

Using Stampin' Dimensionals, I adhered all 3 die cuts together.  I even put Stampin' Dimensional on the back of the largest floral die cut; but, I didn't remove the backing.  I did this so I could give the flower some height, yet it could swing freely from its bow hanger.

I took a long piece of Melon Mambo/Basic Black Two-Tone Baker's Twine and pulled out the Melon Mambo threads leaving just the black.  I punched a hole in one of the petals of the flower, put the twine through the hole and under the top strip of Cumber Crush Cardstock and tied it into a pretty bow.

And, I punched 5 flowers using the flower punch from SU's Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack from Watermelon Wonder Cardstock and adhered 3 to the bottom strip and 2 to the top strip of Cucumber Crush Cardstock using small pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Using a Black Sharpie, I colored 5 of SU's White Perfect Accents and, after they were dry, I adhered them to the centers of the flowers.

I'm quite happy with the way my card turned out.  I really like how the flower can swing freely from its hanger.  Something different!

That's all I have for today.  Please come back the rest of this week to see the rest of my cards and a card box that I'll share with you on Friday!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges and using them for their own card classes.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges, blog hops, card classes or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  PLEASE be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!

If you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up products, you can order from me on-line at and please choose me, Lynn Gauthier, as your Demonstrator.



This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.


1 comment:

  1. This is without a doubt a very happy Monday card. Thanks for sharing !