Friday, September 16, 2022

Greeting card idea using Celebrate Sunflowers and Sunflowers Die


  • Stampin' Up Celebrate Sunflowers & Sunflowers Dies
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  • Or, Join us in NW Houston for a free watch party for World Card Making Day event
I'm having so much fun with all the Sunflower sets in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.   The Celebrate Sunflowers set has a coordinating set of dies called the Sunflowers Dies, and today, I decided to create a very simple, clean card with this set.  I'm using Basic White cardstock and Basic white Sunflower Die cuts.  I also used the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing folder to create a bit of textured background for the Sunflowers.  I wanted something with color to represent the real sunflowers, and decided to use a yellow ribbon for my bow. The sentiment is from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp set, and it is stamped in Old Olive and fussy cut  before adding to the card.    You'll enjoy creating your own Sunflower card using the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and Sunflowers Dies from Stampin' Up!

Sunglower Greeting Card using Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers

This card uses a Thick Basic White Cardstock basecard.  Then a layer of Basic White dry embossed using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.  

Greeting card with Sunflower Die cuts using Sunflowers Dies from Stampin' Up!

Then, I used the Sunflowers Die to Die cut two of the Sunflower die cuts and a leaf out of Basic White cardstock.  I also cut one center for the sunflowers, which I punched with twice with the Very Vest Trio Punch from the July - December 2022 Mini Catalog, to create slits for the ribbon to thread through. 

two sunflower-themed greeting cards using Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers and Sunflowers Dies

I created a bow and threaded it through the center of the sunflower and under the Sunflower die cuts.  I stamped the sentiment form the Celebrating Sunflowers Stamp Set in Old Olive ink and fussy cut it before adding it to my card ffont mounted on Dimensionals.

Stamps and Dies used to create Sunflower-themed greeting card from Stampin' Up!

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  • Stamps:   Celebrate Sunflowers
  • Ink:  Old Olive
  • Paper: Basic White
  • Accessories:  Sunflowers Dies, Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder, Bumblebee Ribbon (Retired) Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Free World Cardmaking Event 

Join this Stampin' Up! virtual event on line. Or join our live group in NW Houston, TX for a watch party for this free craft-along events 1 October 2022. Register here today with Stampin' Up! for updates and reminders.  Then, if you want to join our group to craft along to the Stampin' Up! event or to be part of our Messenger chat group as we craft, sign up on my Meetup Site! 

Date:    The live event is 1 October from 3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central)

Where:  Online - or join us live

Who:     Anyone

Price:    Free

You can join the online event.  And, if you're in Houston, TX, join us at our local coffee shop where a group of us will be watching the event and crafting along with the live event. Let us know you're coming, here,  so we can save you a seat. 

Stampin' Up! has provided us a list of the stamp sets they will use for the event along with cutting dimensions, cardstock and ink colors, and craft tools needed to complete 3 cards using 3 different stamp and die sets.  We can work on our projects together and share any additional ideas we've made with these stamp set.   This is a 3-hour craft-along live event led by Stampin' Up for World Card Making Day!   

Product Bundles:  At this FREE virtual event, we'll make 3 cards using three Stampin' Up Product Bundles that you can purchase now so you have them in time for the live card making event. 
  • Cottage Rose Bundle - Item #159048 - 
  • Cottage Wreaths Bundle - Item #159659
  • Warm Welcome Bundle - Item #160704
What fun!  Cottage Rose is from the Annual Catalog.  Cottage Wreaths is from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog.  And Warm Welcome is from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini Catalog.  Yes!  You can purchase the Warm Welcome set before the 2023 Mini Catalog is released!

Don't have these sets to use?  No problem!  Find similar sets among your existing sets, and create your cards using sets you already own. For instance,  instead of Cottage Wreath, consider using Natural Prints from the Annual Catalog.  This is what I'll be using.  But I've already ordered the other two set.  I can't wait to get my hands on the new set from the 2023 Mini Catalog. 

Project Measurements:  Before the event, use the Stampin' Up! cutting guide to precut the cardstock needed for the three cards Stampin' Up! will show us how to create.  They will also show us some new techniques.  

I'm planning to cut two sets of cardstock for each card so I'm ready to make a second card once the live event ends.  That way I'll have one card as a sample and a second card ready to send.  

Details for the  October world Card Making Day Event:

  • Read all about Stampin' Up! FREE Virtual World Card Making Day Event 1 October 2022 here.
  • Download the Product Flyer with product lists we'll use, here.
  • Download the cutting Dimensions for the 3 cards we're making here.
  • Register with Stampin' Up! for virtual Card Making Day event updates and link to go live a few days before the event, here
  • Join use to craft live in NW Houston on 1 October.  Register here.

A few days before the event, a link will be added to the Stampin' Up! World Card Making Day Event page.  Click the event link to join and participate in the virtual event.  The Event is Free!  The memories are priceless!

Live & Virtual Card Making Classes 

September 17 Class:  We're going to make these four cards in our in next live class in NW Houston TX.  September 17 ;  at 9:30 AM.  These cards use current Stamps and Dies from Stampin' Up! current catalogs.  Find out more and register for a live class on my MeetUp site.

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Cards we're making in the 17 September Live Class

1 October - Stampin' Up! Card Making Day Event:  We're going to make  three cards during this event, led by online Stampin' Up! leaders.   See more information earlier in this post.   

You can join Stampin' Up! virtually, or register to join demonstrators, and customers live in NW Houston to watch the event and craft along to make 3 greeting cards together.  

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Demonstrators, customers and new stampers are all invited to attend the live classes and the Stampin' Up! Virtual Card Making Day Event. 

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Download Free Current Catalogs

You'll love the marvelous Fall and Winter Holiday sets and specialty papers that will help you create breathtaking cards and holiday projects.  

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