Friday, January 6, 2023

Global Stamping Friends January Blog Hop Happy New Year

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends January Blog Hop as we celebrate the New Year. Our wonderful Design Team members are excited to share their projects and ideas with you to help inspire you to get creative in 2023. With the launch of the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog, there are so many wonderful possibilities to explore. 
Today I thought I would share a pretty clean and simple birthday card created with the new Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper, which is a Level 1 Reward you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying $50 order. This particular design was cut from one of the sheets which has multiple designs that can be used to create a variety of products. I wanted it to be the focal image, so I chose to use the Something Fancy Bundle to create the sentiment so that it enhances the design rather than overpower it. I love the small coordinating die for this sentiment as it is perfect for these smaller sentiments and I struggle to cut straight lines to cut out small sentiments and have them look good. This die really does take the stress out of it for me and I am sure that I will be putting it to good use in the future. 
Products Used:
Something Fancy Bundle (item #160425) New Mini product
Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper (item #160834) New Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Fresh Freesia Cardstock (item #155613)
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock (item #115316)
Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad (item #147091)
2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds (item #159185)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Fresh Freesia Cardstock
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5" x 3 3/4"
Sentiment Matte Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies
Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
This card design is all about the layers, with the Rich Razzleberry and Fresh Freesia cardstock providing a perfect frame for the designer series paper layer. I chose these two colors from the list of coordinating colors on the back of the designer series paper pack. This is a great feature that helps you pick colors that will work well with the designs in this paper pack and saves you so much time and stress trying to work it out yourself. For the sentiment, I stamped the Happy Birthday with Rich Razzleberry onto the Fresh Freesia cardstock label and then added it to the Rich Razzleberry Label, slightly offsetting it, to help it stand out against the floral background. The beauty of this smaller sentiment is that it doesn't cover up the pretty flowers and helps balance out the card design. For a touch of bling, I added several of the Fresh Freesia Opal Rounds and I love that look a little like rain drops. This pretty card design can be used for a variety of occasions, throughout the year. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my clean and simple card design will help inspire you to explore the wonderful new products in the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog, to create your own beautiful projects. 
Now it's time to visit Jan's blog to see what she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her wonderful blog. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

Remember, during Sale-a-bration, you can earn Free exclusive products with qualifying orders. Today I chose to use the beautiful Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper, which is a Level 1 Reward that you can earn free with a qualifying $50 order. The Something Fancy Bundle is a wonderful combination of sentiments and coordinating dies that works well with this beautiful paper as well as other products you may already own. 

Note: The Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper coordinates with the Dainty Delight Bundle (item #160675) on page 55 of the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. This bundle has a wonderful combination of both floral images and sentiments that would work well with this pretty paper. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. Oh wow, I did not realize that the background of that paper looks like watercolor paper. That really makes a difference, doesn't it? I might have to give this paper a second look. Thanks for sharing :-D

    1. Thank you Kimberley. This paper is gorgeous and reminds me of the botanical prints with the wonderful watercolor texture. It looks so much better in person. You will love it.

  2. Beautiful card. I love the simple design of this paper that makes such a wow card! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Jenn. It felt wrong to cover up this pretty floral design and I love that this sentiment and coordinating die fit perfectly.

  3. I love this paper so much with just a sentiment added. So elegant!

  4. That paper is so gorgeous. It only needs a text and some pearls. TFS!