Summer Blog Hop – Team Stamp It

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The Summer Blog Hop for Team Stamp It is a chance to make a colorful card to celebrate summer. For some reason, my mind was thinking of a colleague and friend my older daughter lost suddenly few months ago. So, this card is in his memory. 💕

The first step taken to make this card was to take the 4″, 4 1/2″ & 4 3/4″ dies (sizes are approximate) from the Deckled Circles die set and center them on the wheel of rainbow-colored DSP from the Full of Life Designer Series 6″ x 6″ pack.

While I had the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine out, I ran a 5 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock through with the Metal Plate 3D Embossing folder.

I took the center & out decked circles and centered them on the embossed piece of cardstock and adhered them with the Multipurpose Glue.

The edges that were hanging over were trimmed off with my snips, then the assembly was adhered to a 11″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock scored at 5 1/2″ & 2 3/4″.

Colorful paper with 3 deckled dies ready to diecut
Summer Blog Hop card & coordinating envelope

A scrap from the DSP was adhered to a scrap of white cardstock and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the second to smallest single butterfly die along with the largest butterfly in just Basic White.

The sentiment “Hope is a beautiful thing that flutters in the soul” was stamped on the white butterfly and the Black Stampin’ Write Markers was carefully dragged around the edge of the die cut to make it pop just a bit. The banner was mounted to the center of the color wheel with mini dimensionals.

Wink of Stella was added to some of the embossing and Lemon Lime embellishments were added to complete the cover of the card.

A piece of white cardstock was stamped with “Thinking of You” in the middle and adhered to the inside bottom of the card. The Inner circle die cut was adhered over that and overhanging edges trimmed with snips. The small butterfly was adhered with a mini dimensional.

When I was first making this card, I made an error when I mounted the deckled circles to the card front. So, instead of tossing it in recycle, I adhered it to the flap of the envelope! There are no mistakes in stamping, just creative opportunities.

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Joan Ballanger

    I never thought to cut the circles from the dsp.

  2. Kathy Oertle

    Very colorful card.

  3. carole mills

    love that DSP & the effect it has

  4. carole mills

    love that DSP & the effect it has – nice job Nancy

  5. Lisa Parsons

    The DSP looks great !!

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