Thursday, April 30, 2020

Ornate Garden

So for those of you who are not on my Facebook page, a quick update on what I've been up to this past week. I found some  Stampin' Up! fabric that I had forgotten that I had and was sewing bags for delivering my orders. This is something that I have wanted to do since Stampin' Up! was no longer supplying plastic bags with orders. (I am all for the plastic free movement.) I hadn't had the time to sew these bags so in the meantime I was using the heavy duty plastic bags, as seen in the picture, and my customers would bring them back to be used again and again. I'm just not sure how long the virus may survive on plastic and I don't want to have to clean them so I made these fabric bags. I can simply throw them into the washer and dryer and they will be all clean and ready for another delivery. I was able to make 15 large bags and one small bag. I still have fabric to make more small ones but I needed to get back to making cards. The fact that I was able to use Stampin' Up! fabric is a huge bonus. This is my cat Bailey photobombing the picture. She is a big helper when I am crafting.

Now for today's card. I made this card for my friend Susanne Netz. She was so incredibly helpful when I was getting my blog started that I can never thank her enough. The patience that she showed while I was learning the computer stuff and photo editing was outstanding. When I saw this new suite, I knew right away that I wanted to make a thank you card for Susanne. This suite is so versatile. It has beautiful dies, stamps, embossing folder, border dies, ribbon and gilded gems. The sentiments are useful for every occasion you could need. The fact that they are photopolymer makes them easy to line up as well. This suite is available as a sneak peek until May 31st and then will be in the new annual catalog which will go live on June 3rd.

I used the large floral stamp and stamped it with Tuxedo black Memento ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped the "Thanks" sentiment at the top and "for all your help" at the bottom using the same ink. I used my Stampin' Blends to color in the flowers. I placed this piece on a piece of Basic Black cardstock and then placed it onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock that I folded into a Z-fold card. For the inside piece, I used one of the beautiful border dies in the suite to cut out the flower border edge. I think it makes the card look pretty and when you fold it up, you still see the flower border. I also added some of the gilded gems to the front of the cards just to add some glitz. I hope Susanne liked this card!

What I used to make this card:

Ornate Garden Suite

Old Olive Stampin' Blends

Petal Pink Stampin' Blends

Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Calypso Coral Cardstock

Basic Black Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you like today's card. Stay healthy and keep creating!!

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