Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Words and Rose Wonder

Today’s card uses Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Words and Rose Wonder stamps as well as my Botanical Builder Framelits Dies to deliver an inspirational card for someone special.  


Watercolor Words & Rose Wonder


The beauty of the Botanical Builder Dies is that you can do flower colors and leaf shapes for any season!  I chose some spring colors with the Botanical Gardens DSP (retiring), Mint Macaron and  Daffodil Delight.  
Watercolor Words & Rose Wonder


I started by cutting a panel of Whisper White and the floral DSP the same size (3 7/8 x 5 1/8), then used the long leaf die to die cut the Whisper White panel.  Next, I stamped the sentiment from Watercolor Words in Basic Black ink onto the bottom of the white panel.  Then, I adhered the two panels together with liquid glue.  I really like using this glue when you need to position something to very carefully line it up!

Then, I pulled out the flower dies and cut them out using Mint Macaron,  Daffodil Delight and Basic Black card stocks. 


Watercolor Words & Rose Wonder


I framed the art panel with a little larger panel of Mint Macaron, using liquid glue, then popped it onto the Daffodil Delight card base with dimensionals.  

For the inside of the card, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Rose Wonder stamp set in Basic Black ink and added a few stamped flowers to match the DSP.  The flowers were from the Sale-a-Bration Botanicals for You stamp set.

Watercolor Words & Rose Wonder



Watercolor Words and Rose Wonder stamps will not be retiring this year, so you have another year to use these great stamp sets!  The Envelope Liners Framelits are retiring, so snatch them up soon!



Watercolor Words & Rose Wonder



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Catalog Share

2016-2017 Annual Catalog is almost here!  Ordering begins on June 1st!  

Want to participate in my Annual Catalog Share?  With my paper share, you can sample all of the new Designer Series Specialty Paper and DSP Paper Stacks at a fraction of the cost of purchasing all of them!  Check out my new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog Shares Page for all of the details!  



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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday, see you next time……

All About Everything for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop


Hello again, it’s time for another Happy Stampers Hop and I am sharing All About Everything from the April Paper Pumpkin kit, with a little help from the Rose Wonder Bundle 🙂


All About Everything




And here is our sketch:



What a fun stamp set- All About Everything.  It was an extra stamp set in the April Paper Pumpkin kit to commemorate the sale of one million Paper Pumpkin kits!  Wow!  I hope you are a PP subscriber so that you received it!  I also had a lot of help with the Rose Garden Thinlets and the English Garden DSP (retiring).  


All About Everything



Since there is not much stamping on the outside, I made the inside resemble the outside with stamps from All About Everything, Rose Wonder and Garden in Bloom (the bee).
All About Everything


Finally, I dressed up the envelope with the Envelope Liners Framelits (retiring) and more English Garden DSP:

All About Everything

Tips and tricks on making this card will be at the end of the post.



Now it is time to visit the talented Kristi Gray’s blog to see her beautiful creation today.  Make sure and hop around to all of the team today, and leave a message, we love hearing from you!  




Our team:

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto



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Want to receive the new catalog for free?  If you have ordered at least $50 in merchandise from me in the last 6 months, you will receive the latest 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.? There is still time.  Order before May 5th to receive your catalog the middle of May.  Ordering begins for customers on June 1st.  


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Card Tips and Tricks:

**Start with a Mossy Meadow card base

**Stamp the sentiment from All About Everything on a panel of Blushing Bride and attach the layer of Garden in Bloom with glue

**Die cut a Blushing Bride rose, cutting off the leaves, then die cut leaves in Old Olive and cut them apart until you find the right combination for your rose.  Attach the leaves to the rose with a fine tip glue pen.

**Cut a length of ribbon and notch one end.  Punch a hole in the layer of DSP and Blushing Bride for the brad, and then do the same in the ribbon.  Attach the ribbon to the back with Tear and Tape and to the front with a small amount of the glue from the fine tip pen.  Add the brad to the front of the card.

**Add glue from the fine tip glue pen to the rose and leaves and place it on the front of the card.

**Fussy cut a bee from the English Garden DSP and attach with dimensionals.

**Attach the art piece to the card base with dimensionals

**Stamp the rose and leaves in Blushing Bride onto a panel of Whisper White; then stamp the bee from Garden in Bloom in Soft Suede and color in with Crushed Curry; stamp the sentiment from All About Everything in Mossy Meadow glue this panel onto a panel of Blushing Bride and finally to the card base.



Thanks for hopping in today, see you next time…