Welcome back! Can you believe it? Today we will be creating 20 Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards. This is the perfect project. Two sets of 10 cards, one for you to keep and send one to give as a gift. Before we get into today’s project, however, I’ve got an announcement to make. We have a winner to a giveaway I offered recently. The winner of the WOW Team Card Swap Giveaway is Laurie Jean Brown. Woohoo, Laurie, contact me here with your address, so I can send your prize. Ok, now we can dive into our fabulous stack of cards.
WOW, what a fun, colorful batch of cards. In today’s card making class, we will be using the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack along with the Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. You aren’t going to believe the super cute cards we will be creating with this $20 investment. The Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes are fabulous and are already decorated for you.
Stampin’ Up! has made creating so easy be offering these beautiful cards and envelopes. The happy Bumblebee color starts things off. Then they stepped it up by adding the sweet dandelions on the front of the pre-scored card bases. Let’s dive it. I’ll start out super simple and we will work our way through this stinkin’ cute stack of cards, stepping them up a long the way.
On card #1, I just backed one of the preprinted cards with a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ mat of Calypso Coral to make it pop. There are four sticker sheets in the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack. By choosing three of the little bee stickers and popping them too my card, I’m done!
I’ve used only one die set throughout today’s project. And yes, it’s my new favorite. Because I used the Pierced Blooms die set, I was able to dress up the cards with stitched images. But, on this one, I’ve added a little bow in Bumblebee cardstock. The sweet little flower was punched with the Small Bloom punch. That one will retire and is currently on sale for $7.20. I’m going to miss this one.
Butterflies and daisies, what could be better? The sweet little butterfly images are from the Butterfly Duet punch. That one too, is on the retired list and on sale for $10.40. I’ve just used one of the cards in the pack to punch the images and dressed them up with some Basic Rhinestones. Our sentiment is a sticker from the pack, popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Here are those Pierced Bloom Dies again, this time showing off all the beautiful stitching. Good news, it’s carrying over to the new Annual Catalog. If you love it as much as I do, you’ll want to get it now, while you can enjoy a 10% savings on the bundle.
Hip, hip, hooray, both the Daisy and Sprig punches will carry over to the new Annual Catalog. Are you as happy as I am about that?
In this card, I’ve mixed the punches with the Pierced Blooms die set. See how versatile these elements can be!
Be sure to watch my FREE video tutorial to see how I’ve trimmed some of the cards and used others to get all my punched images.
Those pretty dragonflies are going to carry over as well. I’ve dressed them up with the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots. Very sad face here, they are going to retire.
This card is so colorful and happy. By including a couple of embellishments, it was easy to dress it up. The Antique Corners and Slides are retiring and on sale, $3.40. I’m very happy that the 1/4″ Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon will carry over.
Last, but not least, card #10 rounds out this Dandy Garden card collection. Of course, I’ve stepped it up a bit.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- To create the 10 cards as shown, cut the following mats.
- Misty Moonlight CS – one @ 5″ x 3 1/4″
- Mossy Meadow CS – five @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
- Bumblebee CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
- Calypso Coral CS – two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
- Small Bloom Flowers – Misty Moonlight CS – punch 8 images
- Small Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – punch 6 images with the Apple Builder Punch
- Sprigs – Mossy Meadow CS – punch 4 images
- Bow – BumbleBee CS – die cut 1 image
- Stitched Leaves – die cut two long images and three of the smaller single images
- Daisies – punched from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards as shown in the video.
- Stitched Flowers – Bumblebee CS and Calypso Coral CS – die cut one image of each
- Butterflies – punched from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards as shown in the video.
- Dragonfiles – punched from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards as shown in the video.
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Let me know if you decide to create a stack of these. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!