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Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments

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Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments Stamps share center stage with Really Reasonable Ribbon trims & flowers today.  It’s “all the way springtime” here in North Carolina, and my flower-loving soul has to celebrate all the vibrant blooms in a flirty, feminine greeting card.  If you don’t already have one, go grab a cuppa and join me as we take a closer look at today’s card creation.

Happiness Blooms Here

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A good sentiment stamp is worth its weight in gold.  That’s the way I feel, anyway.  Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments Stamps & Dies is really, really good. With 18 different mix and match sentiments in pretty fonts and 8 matching dies there is almost no end to how many combinations you can come up with.  I’ve paired them up with Stamperia Spring papers and Reneabouquets Pink Aurora Butterflies.  Here’s how this card came together:

Spellbinders Propagation Garden Step by Step
  • Stitch a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of Stamperia Spring paper to a 5″ x 7″ panel of Spellbinders Pink Jewel Tone Glitter paper.
  • Add a belly band with 2 cute tags tucked behind it.  Top the tags with 3/8″ Coral Rose Mini-Check Ribbon, Burlap String and Sweetheart Blossoms.
  • Next, die cut a round image from the paper collection and back it with dimensionals.
  • Now adhere a large Reneabouquets Pink Aurora Butterflies in the center of the die cut circle.
  • Then arrange a cluster of Really Reasonable Ribbon White Chrysanthemum, Pink Trellis Roses, and Pink/Ivory Cherry Blossoms around the focal image.  Follow the curve of the circle and add some die cut foliage beneath to make it look natural.
  • Tie a loopy bow with the Coral Rose Mini-Check Ribbon and tuck it beneath the flower cluster.  Top it off with an iridescent string bow.
  • Embellish with Pink Aurora Tiny Treasures, a vintage pink button and the Propagation Garden Wax Seal.
A Peek Inside

Have fun adding stamped messages inside the card, too.  I stamped on the flip page…

…and on the sweet little tag I tucked into a pocket inside the flip page.

How much do we love this darling little snail?  Add another sentiment stamp here, and on the postcard, too.  See?  I told you this was a fantastic stamp set.

I hope I shared some tips, supplies and ideas you can use in  your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial

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Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial for April 2024 Flower of the Month

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, Friends!  It’s time to make our April 2024 Flower of the Month with a Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial.  I’ve always been a big fan of these cheery little flowers and their parasol-shaped leaves.  So when Spellbinder’s released them as a Susan’s Garden die set, I just had to add them to my stash.   I’ll show you how I colored and shaped these pretty petals in the video tutorial below.

 Stamperia Garden Card Details

As soon as I pulled this die set out of the Closet of Inspiration and Delight, I knew I wanted to pair it up with Stamperia Garden patterned papers.  Teal and tangerine is probably not the first color palette that comes to your mind on a Wednesday morning, but don’t they look terrific together?

Here’s how to put this card base together:

  • First, create a 7″ x 5″ top fold card base from dark grey  cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the Stamperia Garden patterned paper.  Adhere this to as slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Now, cut a 6 3/4″ x 2″ belly band of the striped paper and mat on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Fussy cut the plant tag and adhere on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.  Back with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the galvanized garden tub from both grey cardstock and a patterned paper.  Adhere the patterned paper so it is slightly offset.  Back with two layers of dimensionals at the base, and one around the top edge of the barrel.
  • Add the nasturtium leaves to the galvanized garden tub first, then adhere the prepared blooms.
  • Adhere a few colored mustard seeds at the base of the plant stake.
Propagation Garden Sentiments

I never quite feel as though a card is finished until I’ve added a sentiment or some text to the cover.  What could be a  better option than this lovely Spellbinders Propagation Garden Stamp & Die Set?

The original sentiment on the Stamperia Garden tag was Spring is Here.  But I wanted to add a sentiment with a little more whimsy.  Here’s how to make that happen:

  • First, ink up a panel of plain white cardstock with Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and Lost Mariner Distress Inks.
  • Then , rub an anti-static pouch over the inky panel.
  • Next, stamp the sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink and immediately cover with clear embossing powder.
  • Now heat set the embossing powder and cut the sentiment out with the matching die.

TIP: Cut a teal cardstock mat for the stamped sentiment using the same die.  Cut it in half across the middle and adhere to the back of the sentiment so that you have a little cardstock margin around it.  No one will notice, I promise!

A Peek Inside

 

Cut a 12″ x 4 7/8″ panel of patterned paper for the top half of the card.  Score at 6 7/8″ to form the flap.  Create a pocket with a journal card from the paper collection, and tuck in a seed packet.

It’s always nice to have a space to write a personal message and/or add a photo.  This makes a card really feel more like a folio, which is something I like.

The bottom pocket has a second large panel for a note or photo as well as a cute bookmark.  All the stamped sentiments are from the Propagation Garden stamp set.

Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtium Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make these cheery blossoms, please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and how-to’s that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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