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Using the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper (2)

SAVI Sunday 27 - Using the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper (2)

I am doing a short series on how to use the Flocked Vellum paper from the Poinsettia Place Suite available in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.  This specialty paper is so pretty and a unique offering in this holiday catalog. 

Did you catch the first way I showed how to alter and use this paper?  If not, be sure to catch that HERE.

So my 2nd way.... Color the flocking with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers:

I carefully used my Blends to color in the flocking and then backed it onto a Thick Whisper White Card stock base helped make it stand out.  Be careful if your Blends marker is newer, you only need to use a light touch.


Here's a nice close up of the sleigh and some of the coloring:


Card Details:

  • Thick Whisper White CS base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • Plush Poinsettia Paper:              4-1/4 x 5-3/8
  • Cherry Cobbler CS:                     1-1/2 x 4-1/8
  • Color the Plush Poinsettia paper with Blends markers using Dark Old Olive, Light Cherry Cobbler and Light Soft Suede
  • Adhere with Mini Glue Dots to card base
  • Adhere Cherry Cobbler CS 
  • Stamp sleigh in Black Momento ink and color with Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler Blends, then die cut
  • Die cut 2 large leaves in Mossy Meadow and 2 in Gold Foil
  • Die cut 2 small leaves in Gold Foil
  • Adhere leaves to back of sleigh and add sleigh on top of Cherry Cobbler CS with Dimensionals
  • Add Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Stamp words in Black Memento on Whisper White and adhere

Watch my step-by-step video:

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Black-n-White Peony

Hi there... thanks for stopping by.  I have a surprise combination for you with this card project. 

In the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (aka... holiday catalog as I call it), there is a great product suite called Magic In this Night. You should click on that title and check it out, especially if you love Halloween!  Super cool stuff in that suite. 

For me though, my eyes went right to the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I could see right past the Halloween themes and saw the really pretty black-n-white flowers, stripes, and ornate designs.  So that is what I choose as my background paper.  I love how this card came out!


Card Details:

  • Basic Black Card stock (CS) cut 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4 on the long side to form card base
  • Adhere piece of Whisper White CS cut 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
  • Wrap about a 6" piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon across front & around edges of DSP (DSP is 4 x 5-1/4)
  • Adhere DSP to card on top of Whisper White CS
  • Die cut the 4 Peony Dies from Whisper White CS
  • Using Sponge Dauber and Black Memento ink, sponge all around the flowers, then assemble them
  • Die cut flower stamen center from Black Glitter Paper and adhere to flower
  • Die cut 3 solid leaves from Granny Apple Green CS
  • Die cut 3 detail leaves from Mossy Meadow CS and adhere these on top of Granny Apple Green
  • Adhere leaves onto back of Peony flower
  • Adhere flower to card front with Dimensionals
  • Stamp words in Black Memento Ink on Whisper White CS (3/4 x 2-1/2) & flag cut the one end
  • Embellish with Iridescent Pearls

I hope you like this card using Halloween paper that is not so Halloweenie... LOL!

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More Ideas for Nothings Better Than Bundle

Hi All!  

A couple weeks ago I shared 4 projects I made with the "Nothing's Better Than Bundle".  If you missed that post, you can CLICK HERE to check it out.  Or watch my video on YouTube HERE.  If you'd like, please subscribe to my channel while you are there. 

Anyway, I wanted to share some additional projects that Stampin' Up! and their design team made up.  I think they are really cute and are a completely different style and colors than my projects.

Nothings Better Than SU PIC

Aren't those cute cards?  I love the retro vibe they have.  What a fun stamp set and die bundle.  

So here are the instructions for the two above projects. You can get by clicking here... Download Nothings better than instructions

Have you ordered your bundle yet?  You can get it HERE 

HEY!!!  Guess What?!?!  There are 3 MORE BONUS PROJECTS WITH RECIPES:

Nothing's Better Than Bonus Projects

These are just as equally cute and check out the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box!

Download Nothing's Better Than Marketing Flyer Sample Recipes


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Using the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper (1)

SAVI Sunday - Episode 26:  Using the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper

Have you seen the Plush Poinsettia Paper yet?  Oh my!  It is so awesome.  The flock and thickness of the vellum are very high quality.  I decided to make this part of a 3 part series of projects and videos to share with you!  So here is project and video one.

Featuring:  Wishes & Wonder Bundle


Card Details:

  • Thick Whisper White card base cut 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.  Scored at 4-1/4 on the 8-1/2 side
  • Cut Plush Poinsettia Paper to 4 x 5-1/4
  • Color back side of Plush paper with Dark Cherry Cobbler Blends marker
  • Adhere to card front with Glue Dots
  • Gold Foil scrap at least 2-1/4 x 4... cut with tag die
  • 2 x 2 Cherry Cobbler CS die cut with decorative circle die
  • 2 x 2 Whisper White, stamp North Pole stamp and die cut with Bundle circle die
  • Die cut 4 leaves in Pretty Peacock CS (see inside for 4th leaf)
  • Adhere gold tag to card front with Dimensionals
  • Adhere 3 leaves to back of Cherry Cobbler circle with glue dots
  • Adhere both circles down with Dimensionals
  • Tie a Double bow with ribbon and adhere with glue dots



I had a scrap piece of the Plush Poinsettia Paper left over so I decided to color the back and adhere to the inside of my card.  Then added a Pretty Peacock leaf for some extra detail. 

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Catch my SAVI Sunday Video here:


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Happy Haunting

SAVI Sunday (Stamping & Various Inspirations)

This weeks Savi Sunday (#25) features the Celebration Tidings Bundle, Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper and Black Glitter Paper.  

I love the Celebration Tidings Bundle as it is one of the New bundles in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog that is versatile.  It covers several different holidays which is always a plus in my book.  AND the Celebration Label Dies... I love nesting dies and I love the shape of these!

I think the real eye catcher here though, is the New Black Glitter paper.  Make sure to see it in my SAVI Sunday video below!


Card Details

  • Basic Black card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  • Black & white DSP cut 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
  • use 2nd & 3rd Celebration Labels die and cut frame from Black Glitter paper
  • Cajun Craze DSP is cut from 2nd Celebration Label Die 
  • See video on tip coloring edges of above piece
  • Glue Black Glitter frame to Cajun Craze DSP piece
  • Adhere above with Black Dimensionals
  • Stamp words in Black Memento ink and die cut with smallest label die.  Adhere to card with Dimensionals
  • Stamp spider on Whisper White paper with black ink & die cut
  • Die cut a spider out of Black Glitter paper
  • Adhere stamped spider piece to glitter spider with glue dots & adhere to label with a Dimensional

Don't forget about the inside....


Opppss.... I accidentally cut my paper wrong.  Should be Whisper White cut to 4 x 5-1/4

Here's my video:

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