Pretty Peacock is a gorgeous new 2019-2021 Stampin’ Up! In Color and I used it for this fun Pocket Card Idea!!
I embossed some Pretty Peacock cardstock with the Subtle embossing folder, then die cut it with the Pocket die. I saw THIS IDEA on Shelli’s blog for a pocket card with a flap and thought, how fun is that!? So I grabbed my Stitched Nested Label die and created a “stitched” pocket flap with some of the same embossed Pretty Peacock cardstock! (there is a straight stitched piece in the set that I used for the stitching at the top of the flap).
I know.. You are probably thinking.. wow.. that’s a super cool idea.. but WHY did you use “Love You” as the sentiment on this card (or of course you might not have even noticed)… well, this was my Happy Anniversary card for my hubby! We recently celebrated 33 years!!
And here is a funny story about that card. After my hubby opened the card at the restaurant, he set it up at the end of the table. When the waiter came by to check on us, Eric told the waiter, “my wife made me that card!”. The waiter actually took some interest in it.. looked it over, and then proclaimed, “Wow, that’s really nice! You could probably do this professionally!” 🙂 I smiled and said, “I do!” 🙂
Did you notice the fun “rivets” on the pocket flap? Those are the new Designer Elements accessories from page 178 in the annual Stampin’ UP! catalog, or #149586 online. If you placed an order in my online store at the end of June, you should have received a sampler pack of these elements from me in your Thank You card!
Finishing Design Touches:
Love You (from the Enjoy Life stamp set) is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink on a small Stitched Nested Label die
the Crumb Cake die cut leafy things (sprigs?) are found in the Wild Rose die set
I frayed the ends of the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim to add a little rusticness to the card
I sponged the edges of the pocket with a Sponge Dauber and Pretty Peacock ink, then drew little stitched lines with my Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write marker
Pretty Peacock plaid paper in the background is from the 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 DSP pack (4″ x 5-1/4″)
Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored / folded in 1/2
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I hope you enjoy this masculine card idea featuring the Stampin’ UP! Garage Gears thinlit dies and the Classic Garage suite! Find the entire suite of products HERE in my online Stampin’ UP! store! Cindee taught me how to make this card and showed me embossing tips for the gears to make them look almost like real metal gears!
Be sure to pin the image below to your tips board on Pinterest so that you can find the instructions again!
We die cut the Garage Gears thinlit die in the Big Shot with Crumb Cake cardstock, sponged several colors on it (I used Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Tranquil Tide), then we dipped it onto the Versamark pad, sprinkled on Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. While still warm, I sprinkled some Silver embossing powder sparingly onto the warm clear embossing powder and reheated it. It gave it a fun metallic look!
Don’t you think it looks cool! So glad Cindee taught me this technique!
The card base is Tranquil Tide cardstock and the nuts are from the Classic Garage 6×6 paper stack shown below.
Classic Garage 6×6 designer paper stack sold HERE.
We also used the fun Classic Garage Metal Elements #148485 (keys and wrenches) on the card as well as the coordinating 1/4″ black/silver striped ribbon #148486. If you purchase the Geared UP Garage stamp set and Garage Gears dies together in a bundle you’ll SAVE 10%!! order #150610 as your bundle item for the savings!
Watch my free video tutorial at the bottom of today’s blog post for more info about using Sponge Daubers and ink to color these Butterfly Gala punched butterfly images!
I was excited to try this idea, using Sponge Daubers and Stampin’ UP! ink pads to QUICKLY and easily blend colors on these Butterfly Gala punched images! As you’ll see in this post and the video below, it’s super easy to stamp the butterfly in black ink, then add a few colors onto the butterfly and punch out with the Butterfly Duet punch!!
Be sure to PIN the image above to your pinterest Tip board, or, follow my Tips Board HERE to see all of my stamping and paper crafting tips!
Find this great Butterfly Gala bundle in the 2019 Stampin’ UP! Occasions catalog, pg 35 and be sure to SAVE 10% by purchasing the stamp set and punch together as a bundle here: #150599.
Using Sponge Daubers to add color to the butterflies is a great way to experiment with fun color combos!
Above: Butterfly colored with Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Poppy Parade ink. Calypso Coral ribbon completes this color scheme.
Above: Butterfly sponged with Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel ink. Lemon Lime Twist Sale-a-Bration Organdy ribbon and Balmy Blue cardstock base completes this color combo.
Don’t forget about Washi Tape.. It adds a fun pop to your project very quickly and easily!
Coordinate the Gingham paper, Stampin’ UP! cardstock, and free Organdy Sale-a-Bration ribbon on your project for the perfect color combos! Below: Balmy Blue cardstock, Gingham Gala paper and Sale-a-Bration Organdy ribbon!
All of the designer paper used on these cards is from the 2019 Sale-a-Bration Botanical Butterfly pack, or the Gingham Gala 6×6 stack. Find all of these supplies in my online store at the links below in this post!
The DistINKtive stamp set design of the Stylish Christmas poinsettia flower and leaves are just gorgeous when you stamp them!! I made this card at Ruth’s Craft your Christmas Retreat in September and I realized that time is slipping away and I needed to share it with you!
3 Key Design Elements
The amazing DistINKtive design of the flower and leaves is gorgeous when stamped
The Gold Faceted Gem is the PERFECT flower center!!
Fun Fold design makes this card interesting!!!
Find the Stylish Christmas stamp set on page 101 of the 2018-2018 Annual Catalog or HERE online.
I have had lots of these gorgeous Gold Faceted Gems in my embellishment box, and now I know that this is the perfect flower to use them with! They are perfect for the poinsettia center!
Base Card – Mossy Meadow cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″, score at 5-1/2″
Whisper White inside panel: 4″ x 5-1/4″
front left Whisper White panel: 4″ x 2-1/2″, stamped with leaves and sparkles
horizontal panel – Whisper White: 4″ x 2-1/2″ stamped with greeting and sparkles
horizontal panel – Mossy Meadow: 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
use Whisper White scrap to stamp flower with Merry Merlot ink and extra leaves with Mossy Meadow, fussy cut with Paper Snips
The Share What You Love designer paper from Stampin' Up! is SO gorgeous!!!! I made this set of 5 Note Cards with Whisper White and Very Vanilla note cards and the Share What You Love bundle! You can order this bundle now!! Click here to order!
One of the lovely items in the Share What You Love bundle is the pack of pearlized doilies, and you might have noticed that I sponged 2 of them with Grapefruit Grove ink (above) and then layered them with some scalloped circles and stamped Very Vanilla stitched shape circles!
One amazing thing about the pack of Share What You Love designer paper is that you get 24 sheets in the pack, which means that you can pick a couple sheets and fussy cut flowers and stems and leaves from the designs to use on your cards!
This paper is so gorgeous, you can layer it on lots of colored cardstock options, or, jsut use some Vanilla Note Cards as shown below!
Above: I put some of the beautiful Tranquil Tide pearls from the Share What You Love bundle in the flower centers.. so sweet!
Above.. it doesn't have to be all about flowers.. how about some fun dots!?
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Did you know this GORGEOUS paper is part of my Annual Catalog Paper Share!?
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