Wed 22

Budding Gladiola Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  This card colors were inspired by paper in the Glimmering Gladiola paper pad.  The orange, pinks, and red are so pretty togetherI had to recreate it in the Gladiola flower die cuts.

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Frame:

Trim the orange, pink and red Glimmering Gladiola paper to 4 1/3" x 6".  Use the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out to create the frame.  Adhere foam tape to the back side.

Flowers:

Die cut the Budding Gladiola Stem twice and Whimsical Gladiola once from heavy weight card stock.  Ink blend the flowers using Distress Oxide Ink in Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves to create the colors in the paper.  The Steams and leave are Old Paper and Rustic Wilderness.  Adhere the flower and leaves using the image on the envelopes.

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Butterflies:

Die cut the Exquisite Butterflies from heavy white card stock and ink blend with Distress Oxide Dried Marigold and Rusty Hinge.  Use a black permanent nent marker along the outer edges of the butterflies then lightly ink blend with VersaFine Clair Nocturne. 

Assembly:

Trim white card stock to 6" by 9 1/2".  Score at 4 3/4" to create a card base.  Trim the dark red paper from the Blush paper pad to 4 3/4" x 6".  Adhere to the from of the card.  Adhere the frame.  Adhere the leaves and steams to the left side of the card.  Add the butterflies on top of the arrangement.  Adhere a Happy Birthday Foil Greeting Black Tab to the bottom right corner.  Add small drops of Sunlit Gold Glitter Glue to the flowers.

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Tue 21

Thank You Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Here's another hybrid floral idea...Gladiola Floral Duo on a tall Daisy Blossom Stem.  It's just one of many combinations of blossoms, buds, stems and leaves from our floral collection of dies.  Hi, Jean here with a soft blue floral thank you card.

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Mon 20

Masculine Thank You Card

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Welcome, it's Angie here today with a masculine card using three different 3D embossing folders.  This card would be perfect for a handyman's thank you card or for any masculine thank you card you might need.  Here's a closer look:

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First of all the frame, if you look closely is cut from a black card stock piece that was dry embossed with the "Gears" folder and then gold metallic paste was added to the raised edges.  Next I used the "Vintage Tray" die to cut the frame from that piece and also from a piece of white card stock.  I took the inside pieces and put them inside the "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder to get the woodgrain look and then inked each shape before paper piecing them into the openings of the black/gold frame.

The tools were cut using the dies that come with the" Toolbox" 3D embossing folder and then added them to the folder to dry emboss them.  I added a little gray ink to them and then added them to the card front, along with a "Thank You Foil Greetings" circle to finish the card.  Here's one last look:

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Hope you like my card for today!  I really enjoyed creating it!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Sun 19

Budding Gladiola Stem Happy Birthday
by Anne Thompson

I needed a quick birthday card today and I hadn't yet used the BUDDING GLADIOLA STEM 94792, so...

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I started with a white A2 side-fold note card.  I trimmed a piece of card stock from the BLUSH COLLECTION SP1012 to 4 X 5 1/4 and added that to the front of the card.

I had this piece of plaid from the GLADIOLA PLAID PP1027 pad left over from last week's card and it fit perfectly to use as an accent panel.

I die cut the BUDDING GLADIOLA STEM 94792 with a scrap of yellow card stock from the SUNRISE COLLECTION SP1013.  I also cut it from one of the greens in the GREENERY COLLECTION SP1011. 

I added some Hero Arts Fresh Peach ink to the blossom areas and then assembled the flower.  For some extra dimension I glued the yellow stem on top of the green one and then added the small green pieces at the base of each blossom.  

I glued the stem to the plaid paper on the card front and then glued on the tall leaves.

I added one of the ST010 HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOIL GREETINGS WHITE CIRCLE TABS at the base of the flower stem using a dimensional foam dot.  For a little extra glitz I placed three of the TREASURE CHEST FAIRY GEMSTONES GEM101 in the upper right.

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If I were to make this card again I'd probably color the yellow stem green.  Or I could use the green stem I cut out and snip the yellow blossoms from the yellow stem to glue in place on the green one.  And I think I'd use two shades of green for the tall leaves.  Things to think about--I don't always have a definite plan in mind when I start to make a card.  Think this might be the last birthday card I need for the month of May.  Thank you cards next???

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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Sat 18

Layering Stencils
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Today I want to talk about the Cheerful Floral Stencil set I used to create this card. I must confess that I used the picture that came with the stencil to choose what colors to use. I tend to follow a recipe as closely as I can the first time I make it and then try new adaptions the next time I make something. The same is true with this stencil. I think the next time I use it, I will experiment with new color variations and possibilities.

To make the card, I used my stamp positioner and sticky mat to hold everything in place. I put down a piece of cream cardstock and then placed the open area of the stencil on top:

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I used the open areas to get an idea of where to start placing the stencils. The set comes with picture instructions for each step and each of the stencil pieces was labeled so that you could find the correct one.

Here is the first few steps where I built up the pink rose:

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I rather enjoyed the process because it was fun building a scene without having to all the design planning. Here is a close up of the layered pieces. You can tell that even if your stencils are a smidge off, it doesn't affect the overall look of the bouquet:

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To finish the card, I used one of the foil greetings tabs. I have been needing a lot of thank you cards lately.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Laurasignature

 

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Fri 17

Create Wildflowers from Gladiola Petals by Jean Okimoto

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Send heartfelt hugs with blossoms on a plaid slimline - they're wildflowers created with Fanciful Gladiola Stem petals and Lavender Bouquet sprigs. Hi, Jean here - mixing and matching designs from the Memory Box floral collection to create hybrid blossoms for spring projects.

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Cut petals from the Fanciful Gladiola Stem set from a peach Blush Collection 6x6.  Randomly layer the diecuts to create 7 blossoms - I didn't use all of the pieces.  Cut Lavender Bouquet from a light green 6x6 in the Greenery Collection.  

Cut a dark green Anemone Plaid 6x6 with part of the 2" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut a dark green 6x6 from the Greenery Collection with part of the 1-⅛" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the rectangles to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Attach the bottoms and (approximate) centers of the Lavender Bouquet stems.  Attach the blossoms, then trim the stems so they'll cover the bottom of the blossoms.  Glue the trimmed stems over the blossoms.  

Attach ScorTape over white cardstock and cut the Hugs Tender Script background.  Cut the detailed "hugs" from a Greenery 6x6. Leave the diecut in the die and remove the inner offcuts from the h and g.  Flip the diecut (still in the die) onto the adhesive-covered white background and press it firmly to attach it and release it from the die.  Cover the exposed adhesive with detail clear embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat-emboss it to attach the top layer and create a glossy background.

Attach the greeting and pale peach/orange Autumn Fairy Jewels.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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Thu 16

Just a Note
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I have a fun Spring themed card for you today featuring dies from the 2024 Gladiola release.

I began by die cutting the background panel, flowers and leaves from white cardstock.  

Next, I used a blending brush to apply blue ink to the background panel, and yellow and green inks to the flowers and leaves.

I spattered the background panel with plain water and heat dried the paper.  Next I spattered the background with white ink, dried it, and then adhered it to a white card base.

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The flower petals were glued together to form the Gladiola.  I glued the leaves in place on the card front and then used foam adhesive to glue the flowers in place.

The sentiment was die cut from black cardstock and glued to the white cardstock shadow die cut using foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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I added some clear Fairy Crystals to finish the card.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Wed 15

Exquisite Fanciful Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a super simple birthday card to share today to round out the last two remaining dies from the 2024 Gladiola collection that I have not used yet.

The Fanciful Gladiola and Exquisite Butterflies were die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with dye inks; turquoise for the flowers, green for the foliage and Wilted Violet/Blueprint Sketch distress inks for the butterflies.

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The sentiment was hot foiled with white foil on black cardstock then die cut out using the Modest Greetings 1 hot foil and die set from Poppy Stamps.  Arranged and assembled the card onto a white card base to finish. 

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Easy-peasy… and that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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Tue 14

Rounds, Rectangles and Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Going to a birthday celebration and need a fast card?  The 6x6 Glimmering Gladiola and Sunrise Solid Core Cardstock make it easy to design, diecut and assemble a very quick card.  Hi, Jean here with a versatile basic design that takes advantage of the great coordinating papers and colors in the Memory Box 6x6 prints and cardstock collections.

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Cut 2 of the Glimmering Gladiola double-sided yellow 6x6 print with the 2-¼" diameter Circle Basics die.  Cut a bright yellow Sunrise Collection 6x6 with the 2-½" Circle Basics die.

Cut the A2-sized Wrapped Stitched Rectangle from a light yellow Sunrise 6x6.  Cut the 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitched Rectangle from the same yellow 6x6.  Attach the large rectangle to a side-folded white A2 card.  

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Attach the circles and smaller rectangle to the card.  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab.  Add gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thank You Foil Greetings Circle Tabs are available in white and black too.  They're great for just-in-time cards - or make a bunch of color-coordinated cards and add the greetings later.  

Thanks for visiting our blog -  you again on Friday...

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Mon 13

Watercolor Backdrop
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Today I want to share with you a technique I like to use when I want to focus on coloring a background instead of a focal image.

To make the card, I started with 140lb watercolor paper and masked the edges with washi tape to tape my watercolor paper to a heavier board. I did this so that I could make a rectangular shape for my background that also had a border. It is also easier to have watercolor paper dry flat if you tape it down first and then remove the tape when the paint is completely dry.

After taping my paper to the board, I wet the paper with a bit of water and then added watercolor paint on top. I let the paints blend into each other to create a transition of the three colors. Once everything dried completely, I removed the tape and was left with this:

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Next, I put the paper into a stamp positioner and stamped my floral design on top using black Versafine ink. When the ink was completely dry, I added white highlights with a white gel pen:

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To finish the card, I attached a black thank you tab on top.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Laurasignature

 

 

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Sun 12

Happy Birthday Gladiola Blossom and Leaves
by Anne Thompson

I have another birthday card today--lots of spring birthdays to celebrate!  This one features the GLADIOLA BLOSSOM AND LEAVES 94795.

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I used papers from these four collections:

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To start this card, I die cut the Gladiola Blossom and Leaves.  I chose a yellow from the Sunrise card stock collection and a green from the Greenery card stock collection.  I added some Hero Arts Fresh Peach Ink to the gladiola blossom parts using a fingertip dauber.  I assembled the blossom using Glue Dots.
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I covered the front of an A2 card with a piece of plaid paper from the Gladiola Plaid papers, trimmed to 4 X 5 1/4.  I added a circle cut from the Glimmering Gladiola papers.  I glued the leaves down first and then placed the blossom on using a dimensional foam dot.  To finish the card I used another dimensional foam dot to pop on a circle tab from HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOIL GREETINGS WHITE CIRCLE TABS ST010.
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I'll be making this card with a group of card-making friends later this week.  We all need birthday cards this month!

Happy Crafting!

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