Last Chance Favorites: Flower Fancy

I love Stampin'  Up!'s two-step stamping sets – sets that build images using coordinating stamps.  And Flower Fancy was one of my all-time favorites; I'm going to really miss this one!  As you can see from the cards below, I used it a lot.

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Springtime Flower

While the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper is no longer available, I had a few sheets that I really wanted to use to coordinate with the flower image from Flower Fancy stamp set.  This is a great stamp set to show two-step stamping, an exclusive Stampin' Up! stamping method.  The set is designed to stamp the lines with one ink, then fill in with a different stamp and color.  Here I used coordinating colors in Night of Navy and Pear Pizzazz.  Three Silver Brads adorn the center of the flower, and the image is popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment comes from Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.

Item No. 111578 Flower Fancy $36.95
Item No. 113252 Thoughts & Prayers $25.95
Item No. 104336 Silver Brads $6.95

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Flower Fancy and Curly Cute

You know that game where you say "If you were stranded on a desert island . . ."?  Well, this card is my version of "If you could only have one image stamp set and one greeting stamp set from the catalog, which ones would you choose?"  Hands down, I choose Flower Fancy — it's the perfect stamp set!  I love that it's two-step stamping and it's so versatile!  And I'm totally lovin' the font in Curly Cute!  Simply gorgeous!  The color scheme is Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red and Old Olive.  The polka dot designer paper is from Island Oasis Designer Series Paper in the Summer Mini Catalog and is only available through August 31st.  The background gets some added interest using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder.  And my favorite ribbon?  That would be the 3/8" Taffeta  — on this card Old Olive.  If you're interested in a ribbon that ties PERFECTLY all the time, this is the one to buy!  Try a RIBBON SHARE of the 3/8" Taffeta found HERE!  Old Olive Brads from the Brights Brads collection make the centers of these pretty flowers pop!  And don't forget to use Dimensionals.  Raise the flowers off the front just a tad for added interest.

Item No.  111578 Flower Fancy $36.95
Item No. 117014 Curly Cute wood mount $19.95 OR
Item No. 120510 Curly Cute clear mount $14.95
Item No. 117173 Island Oasis Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 119740 Bolds Brads $6.95
Item No. 119767 Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95

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Happy Retirement for Peg

My husband has worked for years with a wonderful woman who is retiring, and we attended her retirement party Friday evening.  I knew this card had to be special!  I've never seen Peg in any other color but red and she always looks like a million bucks.  I think this card suits her well!

This card measures 5-1/4"x5-1/4" and begins with Basic Black card stock with Barely Banana card stock for the next layer, run through the Big Shot with the Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The embossing folder is only 4-1/4" wide, so I added a strip of Whisper White card stock punched with the Eyelet Border Punch and decorated with some Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon and a large half-back pearl from the Pretties Kit.  I stamped the sentiment from Well Scripted stamp set, and then I remembered that it's not available right now!  I sure hope this one makes it into the new Idea Book & Catalog in July!  The main stamped image is from Flower Fancy.  I stamped it in Basic Gray then in Real Red Classic Ink then applied a thick coating of Crystal Effects.  I pushed 3 small half-back pearls into the center and let it dry for at least a couple of hours.

I don't usually decorate the inside of my cards, but I thought this very special occasion warranted the time.

Item No. 111578 Flower Fancy $36.95
Item No. 117072 Well Scripted $19.95 (not available)
Item No. 115963 Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 117286 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 113692 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 101055 Crystal Effects $6.25
Item No. 109114 Pretties Kit $29.95

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Happy Easter!

I've had a wonderful Easter celebration with lots of family today, and I'm just sitting down to show you a couple of Easter cards.  The first are cards I made for my grandbabies.  I didn't do Easter baskets this year, but wrapped a gift — a book, a small toy and an outfit for each.  I made these cute little 3"x3" cards to enclose with each gift.  Since there are three boys and a girl, I made three of the blue card and one of the pink! 

I ordered the Ovals Originals Die just in time — it made perfect layered "eggs".  And at just $15.95 for three different sized ovals, it's even cheaper than punches!  I cut one in Pretty in Pink and one in Bashful Blue for each of the two cards, then cut the smaller size with the same die in white, stamped the chick image from A Good Egg, then colored them in with So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue markers.  The strip of designer paper was left over from Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack.  I'm really going to miss that one!  Hope we get a replacement that's equally versatile soon!  I added a couple of So Saffron Brads from the Rich Regals Brads assortment pack with a Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool.  So simple yet so cute, don't you think?

Item No. 114525 Ovals Originals Die  $15.95
Item No. 114974 A Good Egg   $23.95
Item No. 106953 Rich Regals Brads   $8.95
Item No. 105826 Mat Pack   $9.95
Item No. 116631 Paper Piercing Tool   $3.50

And here's a beautiful Easter card I received from my daughter Aly today:

She used one of my favorite stamp sets — Flower Fancy.  I love this two-step stamping set!  It's good for almost every occasion.  It makes the perfect Easter card here, but it's also wonderful for birthdays, anniversaries, get well and sympathy.  And this month is the perfect time to purchase this fabulous stamp set — it's 20% off!  Aly used a great stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog called Well Scripted for the "happy Easter" greeting.  Some Pretty in Pink tone-on-tone designer paper was added from the Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper pack, also from the Occasions Mini.  And I love her use of the White Taffeta Ribbon at the corners. 

Here's a close-up of the flower image.  A great way to adhere glitter so that it doesn't rub off is to apply a small circle of Crystal Effects then sprinkle on Dazzling Diamonds and let it dry for about 1/2 hr.  No glitter flake-off with this method!




Item No. 111578 Flower Fancy stamp set $36.95 — 20% off or just $29.56
Item No. 118601 Well Scripted Clear Mount stamp set $19.95
Item No. 117160 Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 109070 Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 101055 Crystal Effects $6.25
Item No. 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Glitter $4.50

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