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This Card features the Botanical Bliss stamp set
Stamp Sets:  Botanical Bliss
Dies: Botanical Tags Thinlits
Inks: Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Calypso Coral & Whisper White
Embellishments: Washi Tape, Wink of Stella
Extra Tools: Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Blends, Detailed Trio Punch
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner
 
Card Base:  Whisper White A2 Card (Folded Size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Old Olive  Bottom Base Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Calypso Coral Top Mat:  (2-3/4"  x 5-1/4" )
Scraps of Whisper White for Die Cut

Feel free to substitute colors and sentiments of your choice!

CASEd from a card I saw on Pinterest by Kim Oliver.  Thanks Kim.

--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list.
--Flag cut the bottom of the Calypso Coral Mat as shown.
--Die cut the tag from a scrap of Whisper White. Trim to length to fit the calypso coral top mat.  Then round the 2 lower corners with the Detailed Trio punch.
--Stamp the flower on the lower section of the tag with Memento ink as shown.
--Stamp the 2 branches with Old Olive ink as shown.
--Color the flower with Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Blends markers.
--Color the 2 birds at the top of the tag with Calypso Coral Stampin Blends & then apply Wink of Stella to them.
--Attach the die cut to the center of the Calypso Coral mat using glue.
--Attach Calypso Coral Mat to Old Olive Mat & then both to the card Base using tape runner.
--Apply 2 strips of coordinating Washi Tape to the edges of the bottom mat as shown.  (Or you could use twine or ribbon for this embellishment.)
 
Thank You Card using Lovely Floral Embossing Folder
Stamp Sets:  Love What You Do
Dies: Layering Oval Framelits
Inks: Lovely Lipstick
Cardstock:  Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Rhinestones, Ribbon
Extra Tools: Lovely Floral Embossing Folder, Sponge Brayers
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner, Glue Dots or Tear & Tape
 
Card Base:  Whisper White A2 Card (Folded Size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Lovely Lipstick Bottom Base Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Whisper White Top Mat:  (5" x 3-3/4")
Scrap piecesof Lovely Lipstick & Whisper White to stamp & mat the sentiment.

Feel free to substitute colors and sentiments of your choice!
--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list.
--Use a sponge brayer with Lovely Lipstick ink to coat the top inside of the Lovely Floral Embossing folder.  The color on the card mat will vary depending on how much ink you apply. See 2nd example below.
--Remove the mat from the folder and trim to approx. 3-3/4" x 3-1/2".
--Attach the cut mat to the top of the Lovely Lipstick bottom mat as shown.
--Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Lovely Lipstick CS.
--Die cut the sentiment and then a scalloped oval from a scrap piece of Whisper White for a mat.  Attach them with glue.
--Cut a piece of you favorite coordinating ribbon and attach as shown with glue dots or Tear & Tape.
--Attach the sentiment to the top of the piece of ribbon using dimensionals.
--Attach some rhinestones to the flowers as desired..
--Attach Lovely Lipstick bottom mat to the card Base using tape runner.
 
Triple Time Card using Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set

Stamp Sets:  Lovely As a Tree
Dies: Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics A & B Sets*
Inks:  Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Embellishments: None
Extra Tools:  Sponge Daubers
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner
 
Card Base:  A2 Card (Folded Size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Crumb Cake Bottom Base Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Whisper White Top Mat:  (5" x 3-3/4")

* This card can be made without using the Spellbinders Matting Dies - but for me its a much easier process.

Feel free to substitute colors and sentiments of your choice!

--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list.
--Stamp the Whisper White top mat with the tall pine tree in Tranquil Tide ink - use 1st and 2nd generation stamping to get some contrast.
--Use sponge dauber with Crumb Cake ink to shade the bottom third of the card background.
--Use sponge dauber with Soft Sky ink to shade the top two-thirds of the card background.
--Cut the top mat into 3 sections as shown.
--Cut the Crumb Cake bottom mat into 3 sections (each 1/4" larger then the sections from the top mat) as shown.
---Glue each section together - each piece cut from the top mat onto the corresponding larger piece cut from the bottom mat.
--Glue the sections on top of each other.  xxx using Tombow glue.
---Attach the triple mat to the card base using tape runner.

I have chosen not to add a sentiment to this card yet - will do so at a later date prior to mailing.
 
Friendship Card using Wild About Flowers stamp Set
Stamp Sets:  Wild About Flowers, Marbled, Petal Palette
Inks:  Call Me Clover, Garden Green, Blueberry Bushel, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Versamark
Cardstock: Call Me Clover, Whisper White
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Powder
Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner
 
Card Base:  Whisper White A2 Card (Folded Size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Call Me Clover Bottom Base Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Whisper White Top Mat:  (5" x 3-3/4")


Feel free to substitute colors and sentiments of your choice!
--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list.
--Stamp the background using the Marbled stamp with Call Me Clover ink. 
--Stamp the various flowers and stems onto the top mat using the assorted ink colors listed to the left (or colors of your own choosing).
--The bottom center 3 flowers were stamped with the Crushed Curry ink and then stamped again (offset) with Versamark ink.  I applied a purple embossing powder to the Versamark and heat set it with the heating gun.
--Embellish the center of the embossed flowers with Glitter Enamel Dots.
--Stamp the sentiment from the Petal Palette set in the top left corner as indicated, using Blueberry Bushel ink.
--Attach Top Mat to Call Me Clover bottom mat & then both to the card Base using tape runner .
 
Anniversary Card using Wild About Flowers Stamp Set
Stamp Sets:  Wild About Flowers, Papillion Potpourri, Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin
Punch:  Bitty Butterfly
Inks:  Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Aqua Painters
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner
 
Card Base:  A2 Card (Folded Size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Cajun Craze Bottom Base Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Watercolor Paper Top Mat:  (5" x 3-3/4")
Scraps of Whisper White to stamp the Butterflies.

Feel free to substitute colors and sentiments of your choice!
--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list.
--Using the Aqua Painters with a good amount of water - color a light background wash onto Watercolor Paper with Cajun Craze ink.  Let thoroughly dry
--Stamp the flowers onto the top mat using the flowers from Wild About Flowers stamp set - Old Olive for the stems and Cajun Craze for the flowers.
--Stamp the butterflies from Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set onto scraps of Whisper white using Cajun Craze ink and punch out with the Bitty Butterfly punch.
--Stamp the sentiment using Old Olive and Cajun Craze inks where indicated.  Congratulations stamp is from the Wild About Flowers set.  The Anniversary stamp from Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin.
--Glue or pop-up the butterflies onto the top mat as indicated.
--Attach Top Mat to Cajun Craze bottom mat & then both to the card Base using tape runner .
 
Birthday Card using Best Birds & Woodlands Embossing Folder
Stamp Sets:  Best Birds, Labels to Love
Dies: Birds & Blooms Thinlits,
Ink:  Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Rhinestones
Tools:  Everyday Label Punch,  Woodland Embossing Folder, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Marker, Sponge Brayer
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner
 
Card Base:  Whisper White A2 Card (Folded Size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Marina Mist Bottom Base Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Whisper White Top Mat:  (5" x 3-3/4")
Scrap pieces of Whisper White for Bird & Marina Mist to stamp the sentiment.

Feel free to substitute colors and sentiments of your choice!

HINT:  When I stamp the birds from Best Bird, I stamp several and die cut them.  Then I can just pull one out and color it whenever I need one.

This card was CASEd from one I saw on Pinterest by Tina Wardell.
--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list.
--Apply Marina Mist to the inside of the top of the Woodlands Embossing Folder with a sponge brayer.
--Insert the WW Top Mat into the Embossing folder and  Emboss.
--Stamp the bird from Best Birds stamp set in Memento Ink.
--Die Cut the bird (see hint).
--Color the bird using a sponge dauber with Marina Mist and Sahara Sand Ink as indicated.  Color Beak and Feet with Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write marker.
--Stamp the sentiment (from Best Birds) and the sentiment frame (from Labels to Love)on a scrap of Marina Mist CS with Marina Mist ink.
--Punch out sentiment using Everyday Label Punch.  
--Pop-up the bird and the sentiment using dimensionals. Place where indicated.
--Attach  a rhinestone to the birds eye & a couple on the sentiment label.
--Attach White Mat to Marina Mist bottom Mat & then both to the card Base using tape runner
 
Thank You card featuring the new Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies.
Stamp Set:  Beautiful Bouquet
Dies: Botanical Tags Thinlits, Stitched Shape Framelits
Inks:  Tranquil Tide, Pool Party
Cardstock: Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Tools: Layered Leaves Embossing Folder
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner
 
Card Base:  Whisper White A2 Card (Folded Size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Tranquil Tide Bottom Base Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Whisper White Top Mat:  (5" x 3-3/4")
Scraps of Tranquil Tide & Whisper White

Feel free to substitute colors and sentiments of your choice!
--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list.
--Emboss the white top mat with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.
--Die Cut the tag and leaf branches using the Botanical Tags Thinlits. Cut the tag to desired length. Mine is just under 4" from top to bottom.
--Stamp a scrap of Whisper White CS with the cluster of flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set using Pool Party Ink. 
-- And then Stamp the scrap with the sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet using Tranquil Tide ink.
--Use the appropriately sized square die from the Stitched Shape Framelits to die cut your sentiment.
--Glue the die cut sentiment to the lower section of the tag.
--Attach the tag to the top mat using dimensionals.
--Attach the leaf branched as shown under the edges of the tag using Tombow glue (trim as desired).
--Attach White Mat to Tranquil Tide Mat & then both to the card Base using tape runner.
 
Friendship Card using Love What You Do Stamp Set
Stamp Set:  Love What You Do
 Dies: Layering Ovals Framelits
Tool: Tufted Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Inks: Tranquil Tide, Pool Party
Embellishments: Twine, Wink of Stella
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner
 
Card Base:  A2 Card (Folded Size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Tranquil Tide Bottom Base Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Whisper White Top Mat:  (5" x 3-3/4")
Scrap of Whisper White & Tranquil Tide for Oval Shapes

Feel free to substitute colors or sentiments of your choice!
--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list.
--Emboss the Whisper White top mat with the Tufted Embossing Folder.
--Use the sponge daubers with Tranquil Tide ink to cover the surface of the embossed mat.
--Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner using Tranquil Tide Ink.
--Stamp a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with the background stamp from Love What You Do in Pool Party Ink.
--Then Stamp the flowers on using Tranquil Tide Ink.
--I applied Wink of Stella to the flower petals (optional).
--Die Cut the stamped image using the appropriately sized Oval Framelit.
--Die Cut a larger scalloped oval out of a scrap of tranquil tide.
--Glue the 2 oval shapes together.
--Wrap some coordinating Twine around the ovals and tie a simple bow and then attach the ovals to the embossed mat using dimensionals.
--Attach Embossed Mat to Tranquil Tide Bottom Base Mat  & then both to the card Base using tape runner.
 
Wishing You Brighter Days Card using Party Pandas & Weather Together

Stamp Set:  Weather Together, Party Pandas
 Dies: Weather Together, Stitched Shape Framelits
Tool: Sponge Brayer, Sponge Daubers
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Whisper White, DSP
Inks: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Whisper White Craft Ink, Basic Black
Embellishments: Enamel Shape
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner
 
Card Base:  Whisper White A2 Card (Folded Size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Perfect Plum Bottom Base Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Whisper White Top Mat:  (5" x 3-3/4")
Scraps of Perfect Plum, DSP Whisper White.
Scrap piece of Whisper White to stamp the sentiment.

Feel free to substitute colors or sentiments of your choice!

Hint:  I typically stamp and fussy cut the Pandas from the Party Panda Stamp Set in batches and store in a plastic bag for when I need them. 
I did the same thing with the Umbrellas from the Weather Together Stamp & Coordinating Die set. Make it mush easier to put a quick card together.
--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list.
--Color the background of the Top Mat with Marina Mist ink using a sponge brayer. Then a used a sponge dauber with the Whisper White Craft Ink to shade the background and smooth out the color.
--Die Cut some clouds from white scraps of whisper white & then use a sponge dauber to apply a bit of Marina Mist ink to them.
--Mark an X on your top mat where you will place the clouds and then die cut the rain drops to the sides and below the marked areas where appropriate.
--Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White CS with Perfect Plum ink, and then die cut with the appropriate circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits.
--Using Perfect Plum and sponge dauber apply some ink to the outside edge of the circle.
--Stamp, Die cut and Assemble an umbrella (see my hint to the left).
--Stamp and Fussy cut a Party Panda (see my hint to the left).
--Before I attach my pieces I use tape runner to attach the Top Mat to the Base Mat.
--Glue the panda and umbrella together.  Attach to card using glue and then some dimensionals for the umbrella.
--Pop-up the clouds with dimensionals as well.
--Glue the sentiment to the card front.
--Attach an Enamel Shape onto the sentiment circle.
--Attach both mats to the card Base using tape runner.
 
Just a Note Card using Floral Phrases
Stamp Set:  Floral Phrases, Flourishing Phrases
 Dies: Detailed Floral Thinlits, Stitched Label Framelits
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Inks:  Bermuda Bay
Embellishments:  Ribbon
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner
 
Card Base:  Whisper White A2 Card (Folded Size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Soft Sky Bottom Base Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Bermuda Bay Top Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Scrap piece of Whisper White to stamp the sentiment

Feel free to substitute colors or sentiments of your choice! I show a few other examples below using Wisteria Wonder and Berry Burst for the die cuts..
--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list - note for this design both mats are the same size.
--Die Cut the Bermuda Bay Top mat using the small floral die  from Floral Phrases at the top and the larger floral die at the bottom - this leaves a nice gap in the middle to apply (or stamp) a sentiment.
--Stamp your sentiment onto a scrap of whisper white  using Bermuda Bay ink and then die cut with the label in Stitched Label Framelits as indicated.
--Attach the top mat to the Soft Sky Bottom mat using glue and/or tape runner.
--Attach a coordinating piece of ribbon for placement under the sentiment - I attach the ends of the ribbon with scotch tape to the back of the mats.
--Attach the sentiment using dimensionals where indicated.
--Attach the mats to the card Base using tape runner
 
Thinking of You Card using Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set

Stamp Set:  Heartfelt Blooms
Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Inks: Wisteria Wonder
Embellishments:  Ribbon
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner
 
Card Base:  Whisper White A2 Card (Folded Size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
Wisteria Wonder Bottom Base Mat:  (5-1/4" x 4")
Whisper White Top Mat:  (5" x 3-3/4")

Feel free to substitute colors and sentiments of your choice!
--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list.
--Stamp the Flower Stamp from Heartfelt Blooms in the 4 corners of the Top Mat - rotating the stamp in different directions as you move from corner to corner.
--Stamp the sentiment in the center of the top mat.
--Layer the stamped top mat onto the Wisteria Wonder base mat using tape runner.
--Attach a coordinating ribbon across the lower section of the card mats - attaching the ends to the back with scotch tape..
--Then Attach to the card Base using tape runner.
 
Beautiful You - A7 Size Card
Stamp Set:  Beautiful You, High Tide
Tools:  Aqua Painters, Sponge Daubers,
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Watercolor Paper
Inks: Marina Mist, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Dapper Denim, Blushing Bride
Basics: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Adhesive Tape Runner
Other:  Removable Post-It note and/or tape

Card Base:  White A7 card (Folded Size 7"  x 5" )
Tranquil Tide Bottom Base Mat:  (6-3/4"  x 4-3/4" )
Watercolor Paper for Top Mat:   (6-1/2"  x 4-1/2" )


Feel free to substitute colors of your choice!
I have not stamped a sentiment on this card yet.  I will stamp it when it's time to mail.
You should keep the masks you create for later use on other cards.


--Cut the top and bottom mats to size per list.
--Start by creating a mask for the Sun by cutting out a circle from a scrap of removable Post-It.  Place the mask in the location where you want the sun positioned.
--Stamp the girl from the Beautiful You set where indicated. 
--Stamp the Girl on a removable piece of Post-It tape and cut out to make a mask - position to completely cover the girl.
--Sponge around the masks using Marina Mist ink on the whole top mat.
--Then use a strip of Post-It Tape to mask a section of the card above the horizon line so you can apply additional colors of ink to the lower section.  I used the water stamp from High Tide in Tranquil Tide, then sponged some Pool Party & Dapper Denim - continue to sponge until you are satisfied with the color of the water.
--Remove the masks.
--Sponge the Sun with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks until you are satisfied with the color of the sun.
--Watercolor the girl's dress and hat with Tranquil Tide, and her arms and legs with Blushing Bride using Aqua Painters.
-Stamp the Seagulls where indicated using Smoky Slate ink
--Attach the Watercolor top Mat to Tranquil Tide Mat & then both to the Card Base using tape runner.
--I also sprayed some shimmer spray on the whole card - you could use Wink of Stella also (optional).