If you love foliage like I do, then the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set and Splendid Stems Dies is a bundle you must have in your collection. This bundle is included in the Splendid Day Suite Collection and they are retiring on January 4, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. MT. It is always bittersweet to see my favorite products retire, but I'm looking forward to all the new products on their way in January -- I've had a sneak peek at the new items coming and I think you are going to love them (stay tuned for more information and cards!). This card also has a sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set (not retiring).
Splendid Stems Dies
Ink Pad Colors:
Thick Basic White
Patterned Paper (Designer Series Paper [DSP]):
Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper
Basic White Medium Envelopes
Brushed Brass Butterflies
Stampin' Seal (or Stampin' Seal+)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals and/or Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Anti-Static Embossing Buddy from the Embossing Additions Tool Kit
If you don't have the kit, you can use any Anti-Static Powder Pouch or Tool (such as EK Success Powder Tool* or Ranger Ink Anti-Static Pouch*)
Take Your Pick (the putty end makes picking up and adhering gems/sequins super easy!)
Cardstock Measurements (Imperial)
Card Base: Thick Basic White measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Layer #1: Specialty Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer #2: Specialty Designer Series Paper measuring 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Layer #1 - Inside: Basic White measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer #2 - Inside: DSP measuring about 3/4" x 4"
Layer #3 - Inside: DSP measuring about 1/4" x 4"
DSP measuring 5 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Cardstock for Stamping, Die Cutting, and/or Punching
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score/burnish all cardstock as described above
Adhere Layer #2 (DSP) to the top of Layer #1 (DSP)
Adhere the combined DSP layers to the front of the Thick Basic White cardstock (card base)
On Basic White cardstock, stamp one of the floral images in Fresh Freesia ink
On Basic White cardstock, stamp another floral (leafy) image in Mint Macaron ink
Select several of the stems and die cut them, mixing between Mint Macaron cardstock and Fresh Freesia cardstock
On Basic White cardstock stamp two bumblebees in Crushed Curry ink
Die cut the florals, leafs, stems, and bumblebees
Die cut the half moon on Mint Macaron cardstock
Die cut the half moon on Fresh Freesia cardstock
Die cut the half moon on Basic White cardstock
Arrange the florals & stems as desired and adhere them to the front of the card base. NOTE: I used Stampin' Dimensionals for the stamped floral and leaf images and used tiny spots of liquid glue for the die cut stems
Adhere the half moons on top of the die cut images with Stampin' Dimensionals
On the Basic White half moon, stamp the sentiment in Mint Macaron ink
Adhere the sentiment on top of the two half moons (Mint Macaron & Fresh Freesia). NOTE: I used liquid glue towards the top of the white half moon and one Mini Stampin Dimensional on the bottom
Adhere the bumblebees to the front of the card. NOTE: I adhered one bumblebee near the top of the florals/stems with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional and adhered the other bumbleebee on top of the florals/stems with liquid glue
Adhere several Brushed Brass Butterflies to the front of the card
Cut a strip of the DSP (Layer #2 - Inside) for the inside of the card, measuring about 3/4" x 4"
Cut a strip of the DSP (Layer #3 - Inside) for the inside of the card, measuring about 1/4" x 4"
Adhere the two stips of DSP to Layer #1 - Inside Basic White cardstock with the adhesive of your choice; overlap the two strips of DSP
Adhere the inside layer (Layer #1 - Inside) to the inside of the card
Now it's time to decorate your envelope
Adhere the DSP (measuring 5 1/2" x 2 1/2") to the closure flap
Stamp a leafy image on the bottom right corner of the front of the envelope in Mint Macaron ink
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