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NC Demo Blog Hop – Floral Inspirations

For this month’s NC Demo Blog Hop, we were tasked with finding a picture of flowers that inspire us!  I chose a picture I took of my gifts I received from my work team a couple of months ago… they really do appreciate me! (But not as much as I appreciate them).   I received flowers and chocolates!!!

So, I came home and started going through my Pressed Petals Designer Paper and created this card:

This paper packs such a wow on its own that it needs very little added to it. I just heat embossed my sentiment from the Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set in Copper and layered it on some copper foil.

Then I used the Pressed Petals Washi Tape to create my flower. Tip: rub your embossing buddy on the tips of the Washi Petals so they don’t stick to your card. That will help keep your Petals raised up.

Card measurements:

  • Card Base: 11″ x 4 1/4″, folded in half
  • Layer: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Designer Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Copper Foil: 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Sentiment Layer: 1″ x 4 1/4″

Check out this video from Stampin Up to learn more about our Pressed Petal Suite!

Pressed Petal Suite

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Now I encourage you to continue to be inspired by the other wonderful creations featured in this month’s blog hop!

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NC Demos Blog Hop Celebrate You Thinlit Dies

For this month’s NC Demos Blog Hop, we were asked to use our favorite retiring item(s).  Well, for me, its our awesome In-Color, Lemon Lime Twist and the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies.

I made this card for a very special Community College graduate!  We are so proud of him!  After I gave him his card, he asked if I had made it.  I told him yes, I make all the cards I give them.  He then told me, that is so neat and that he has kept all the cards I have made for him.  That was one of the sweetest things I have ever heard, and from a young man, too.  That just goes to show how much more a handmade card means to someone than something bought in a store so don’t discount giving one.

Isn’t he so handsome!

Austin Grad Photo

This card uses several products, and all are using only THREE colors!!  Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, and Basic Black… WOW!  I’m so going to miss this color combination!

Celebrate You Graduation

To make this card, I used a Lemon Lime Twist card base, and put my washi down on the folding edge.  Then I pushed my Gingham Gala DSP all the way to the far right edge so it wouldn’t cover up my washi and glued it down.

For the background of the card, I cut the “Celebrate” sentiment out 5 times using my Celebrate You thinlits and die cutting machine.  I “painted” each piece with my Wink of Stella to really make them pop (yes, guys like glitter too!).  Then I took each piece and cut it at a different point in the word so it would split it in two.  After that, I took the ending part of the word and used my liquid glue to attach it down at the left edge.  Then I glued the first part of the word at the right edge.  TIP:  Start at the bottom of your card with laying down the words.  The other rows will line up much easier and more even that way.

After I got my main background done, I moved on to my sentiments.  I cut the “YOU” out in black cardstock with Celebrate You dies. And I cut a piece of Gingham DSP.  I used my banner punch to “flag” the end of it and popped it up on Dimensionals.

For the Happy Graduation, I took some narrow strips of Black cardstock scraps and heat embossed the words using my Well Said Stamp Set.  Then I used my snips to cut them down and popped them each up on dimensionals as well.

Don’t the main sentiments on this card just pop?!  I think they are just Stampin Awesome!  All of the Lemon Lime Twist products on this card, AND the Celebrate You thinlit dies will no longer be available as of June 3rd, so if you want these items, you better get them before they are gone forever!

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Scroll down below to see all the items I used in making this card.  You can click any of the items and they will link you to my online store where you can purchase them and make your very own awesome handmade cards!

Thanks for looking!

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Keep scrolling through to see some other wonderful creations by some other NC Demos using their favorite retiring products!


May 2019 Blog Hoppers

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Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • Lemon Lime Twist – 5-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
    • 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (for the die-cut word “Celebrate”)
  • Gingham Gala DSP — 5-1/4″ x 4″
    • 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″, then use Triple Banner Punch on one end.
  • Basic Black (2 pieces) – 1/2″ x (needed length for each word)

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