The Dear Doily bundle had me with the doily image alone.  But, oh my it’s so much more than that.  It ticks off all the creativity blocks for me.  It’s versatile, vintage, has fabulous all occasion sentiments, beautiful fonts and a coordinating set of dies. Who could ask for more? Well, there is more!! The  purchase of this bundle qualifies for a FREE Level 1 Sale-a-Bration item.  Woohoo!!! 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Dear Doily Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Sometimes it’s difficult to pick up a new set and start creating right out the box.  I didn’t seem to have that problem with this one.  Our new background stamp, Crackle Paint, lends itself beautifully with this set. So, I decided to start there, creating a soft subtle background.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Dear Doily Bundle, Stampin' Up!

To tone it down just a bit, I added a layer of the fabulous printed vellum from the Floral Romance Specialty DSP.  My FREE video tutorial below, includes a fabulous trick on how to adhere the vellum, with no visible adhesive. 

The versatile dies don’t just cut one type of doily, but many. And nesting them creates even more lovely images. Be sure to pick up a package of multi-purpose adhesive sheets to back your cardstock.  Because, that little trick makes it quick and easy to adhere delicate die cuts to your projects.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Dear Doily Bundle, Stampin' Up!

My color palette is Petal Pink, Whisper White and Sahara Sand. To make the floral sprigs pop just a bit, I colored onto the stamp with both Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers. And yes, there is a die for the image. Highlighting that gorgeous sentiment was easy with the new Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon and the Frosted Flower Embellishment. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Dear Doily Bundle, Stampin' Up!

This set makes it easy to “dress up” the inside of your cards. I just had to decide which of the lovely sentiments to finish with and then stamp a row of the smaller doilies on the bottom edge.  Voila, fini’. Want to learn all these tips and tricks? I’m happy too help you out.  Here’s that FREE video tutorial I promised.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamp the Crackle Paint background in Sahara Sand
  • Vellum Mat – Floral Romance Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Doily – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, back the card stock with the adhesive sheet, then cut wit the die from Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, stamped in Sahara Sand, punch out the image with a 2″ circle punch.
  • Sprigs – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 8 1/2″ – ink the image with the Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers and cut the images with the coordinating die from Doily Builder set.
  • Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon – about 10″
  • Frosted Flower Embellishments – one Petal Pink flower

Need some supplies and want to cash in that FREE Sale-a-Bration choice?  I would appreciate you stopping by my online store to place an order.  Just click on any of the items below to start filling your shopping cart.

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Thank you so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!