Good morning everyone. It is time for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge. This time our challenge is to make a monochromatic card.
This was a little bit hard for me. I think I use Whisper White on 90% of my cards but I think I ended up doing okay.
I used Pool Party. Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay on this card. I cut 1/2″ strips of the the cardstock and layered it over a piece of 4″ x 5.25″ piece of cardstock and then adhered that to the Pool Party card base. The stamp set I used is called Bouquet Blooms. This set has matching dies called Gatefold Blossom Framelits and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. By the way, the dies make a fun Gatefold card. You can see an example of one here. I cut the circle and scalloped circle out using the Layering Circle Dies.
Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made. I am sure their projects are just gorgeous!
Bouquet Blooms is a new stamp set that is in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog. At first it might not look like much but when you look at the matching Gatefold Blossoms Framelits and put them together you realize this is such a fun set. Not only does it have some cute stamps but the dies allow you to make a fun fold card. By the way, if you purchase them together in a Bundle you can save 10%.
I didn’t use the fun fold part of the dies on this card but I did use some of the other dies. I needed a quick and easy thank you card to send to a friend. The colors I used are Blueberry Bushel and Mango Melody. The Designer Series Paper is called Best Route. The colors in this DSP are all gorgeous together.
Here is a picture from the catalog that shows you the Gatefold Card these dies make.
This is the third card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting in July. It is a fun fold card. The name of the fold is Gatefold. Normally this fold is a little tricky but Stampin’ Up! has come out with a brilliant set of dies that make it easy to do. The dies are called Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies. They cut and put a score mark where it is needed so all you need to do is score, fold and decorate it. Another fun thing is this set of dies has a matching stamp set called Bouquet Blooms and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle!
Here is a picture of the card opened up so you can see how it works:
The leaves and the flowers overlap each other to keep the card closed. It is perfect to put a gift card or cash inside for a birthday, wedding or graduation. It fits into a regular A2 envelope too!
The colors we used to make this card are Sea Foam Green, Balmy Blue, and Tranquil Tide.
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Bouquet Blooms is a brand new stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up! 2018/2109 Annual Catalog. It has a set of matching Framelits Dies called Gatefold Blossoms. If you purchase these items in a Bundle you can save 10%. This Bundle is one of the things I was able to get for free! You can’t beat free!
This set of Framelits makes a Gatefold card. A Gatefold card is a fun fold card that normally requires some measuring and cutting but this set of dies makes it easy to do. I didn’t use it for this card but here is a sample of the card these dies can make.
The colors I used for this card are Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather and Call Me Clover.
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