Yippeeee, It is officially Summer here in the states!!! Have I mentioned I LOVE the heat! I honestly don't think we get enough of it!!! This month we are not focusing on "heat" for our Blog Hop instead we are focusing on Stampin' Up!'s collection of NEW In Colors!!
I just don't know how they keep coming up with NEW and beautiful colors!
For my projects I focused on three of the new In Colors: Pale Papaya; Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.
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As stated above, I just love the Summer and with it, all of the beautiful flowers that bloom! One of my favorites are pansies! They come in such a variety of colors it's hard not to love them. So I decided to use the Pansy Patch stamp set along with the Pansy dies for my projects this month.
Pansy Patch stamp set
Stitched Shapes Dies
Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Pale Papaya card stock
Evening Evergreen ink.
For the card, I used another card template to follow. I am getting more comfortable using these and it makes card making so much easier! The layout is there, you just apply a "Suite" to it and voilà you are done!
- Card Base = basic white 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
- First layer = Pale Papaya 4" x 5 1/4" which I ran through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine using the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder.
- The next layer is a 2 3/4" x 3 3/8" piece of the DSP from the Pansy Petals pack.
- I also used a piece of DSP from the same pack of paper for the next layer, which is 5/8" x 4".
- To finish off the card I used the approximately 2" stitched circle to cut a piece of basic white card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set.
- Lastly, I die cut some of the pansies from the DSP to decorate the card front.
I just can't seem to keep away from "TEA" things! I love everything about tea, although coffee is my most favorite, but nothing beats a nice cup of tea before bedtime! Today, I thought I would show you this really neat Tea Wallet! Never leave home with out your favorite tea again. I used to always just through the tea bags in my purse or bag. But by the time I was ready to use them, they looked pretty gross, lol. So this wallet is an awesome way to hold your bags nice and neatly and clean! I believe it originally came from Pootles from the UK. She makes amazing things and this is just one of them I had to try my hand at.
- Wallet base is 11" x 3 1/4", I used Soft Succulent card stock for this. This is scored at 3 1/2", 4 3/4", 8 1/4" and 9 1/2". I rounded the corners of the box flap where it closes.
- I decorated the "wallet" with more DSP from the Pansy Petals collection. The two larger pieces measure 3" x 3 1/8", the other two pieces used measure 1" x 3 1/8" and 1 5/8" x 3 1/8".
- The envelopes are handmade using the envelope maker border. For these I used old Stampin' Up! catalog pages. The paper size is 5" x 5" and I followed the 2 3/8" envelope measurement. To hold the envelopes closed, I used a small flower that I only adhered the bottom to the envelope to leave space to tuck the envelope flap.
To hold the envelopes in the wallet, I used an accordion system to adhere the envelopes to. This wallet holds four tea bags nicely, however, you could probably add two more envelopes, if you really like to carry a variety of teas with you.
- The card stock measures 3" x 2 3/4", I used Pale Papaya. It is scored at 3/8", 3/4", 1 1/8", 1 1/2", 1 7/8", 2 1/4", 2 5/8". This gets folded as seen in the photo. If you need clearer instructions please let me know and I will add them to this post.
- Lastly, I added a velcro circle to hold the flap closed and then added another pansy to the front of the wallet.
There you have it, some easy peasy projects for the month of June, because if you are like me, you'd rather be outside enjoying the weather!!
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There are some pretty amazing and creative things to see.