Social Stamping - Sunshine

Hi there! I hope that your weekend has started really well. Welcome to another Social Stamping blog hop, hosted by my beautiful friend Kelly Kent. She is doing a fabulous job of keeping us all connected during these crazy COVID times. Our theme for this hop is Sunshine. Please hop around to each post to see how we are all spreading sunshine. If you get lost you can come back to the main post here to find your way.

I didn't have a lot of time to create my card for this hop. I am typing this with minutes to spare till kick off! Yesterday my box of Stampin' Up! products was delivered. It had lots of lovely new products from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, due to be launched on June 3. So of course I wanted to make a card using something from that box. Slight problem .... everything was too pretty and I just couldn't stop at just one card! 

Firstly ..... swoon ..... that In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP). Divine! It has the most beautiful patterns and pictures on it and it just makes you want to touch it. As usual I loved both sides of the paper so came up with a way to use both. Let me show you the first card and I will explain my cutting method later. 

I've combined 2 of the new InColors, Bumble Bee and Misty Moonlight with the Jar of Flowers stamp set and the coordinating Jar punch. I don't have the new inks so I have used a darker ink to stamp on the new cardstock. Oh and what about that twine? That is from the Flowers for Every Season combo pack. So pretty!

There are so many beautiful pieces in this DSP pack so I just had to make another card! This time I have featured the new Magenta Madness and added in these cute Mason Jar shaker domes.

The shaker domes fit perfectly into the shape left when you punch out the jar. I have added in some Flowers for Every Season gems and this fab ribbon is also in the combo pack. LOVE!

To get the wall and table effect (hope you picked up on that effect), I needed to do some cutting. I started by cutting a strip off the DSP sheet that was 9.5 cm wide. I then cut it into two 14.8 cm lengths. The DSP patterns that you see on each card feature the front and back of one piece of paper. To do this (and I did practice on scrap first!), you stack the 2 pieces of DSP on top of each other with one of each pattern facing up. That's a bit hard to understand isn't it? Note to self .... leave more time next time .... a pic would explain. For example on this card stack your 2 pieces of DSP with one having the bricks facing up and the other with the grey stone effect facing up. Then cut across your pile of 2 on the diagonal. Then you swap the bottom pieces over and they fit together as you see on my cards. 

For this card I simply fussy cut the flowers and stems and arranged them as if they were laying on a table.

So I had another set of DSP left over and ..... I was itching to use the Forever Fern bundle. Oh man, it is gorgeous. I really was running out of time so I just used the dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies with this Cinnamon Cider (another new InColor) pot (jar). The darker green is the most beautifullest (yep a new word) green - the new Just Jade! I think it was made for me!

This is the most simple out of the 4 and is my favourite! The metallic strip down the side is the new Brass Foil sheets. Works beautifully with Cinnamon Cider.

The ribbon is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack. So many pretties!

I haven't added links to the products as they are not live yet but you can always purchase them from my online store from June 3. If you can't wait till June 3rd to get them there is an easy way to get them now. Join my Stampin' Up! team! You will find details here and of course you can always contact me too. And if you would like a catalogue, please let me know so I can get one to you.

Phew! I think that's enough from me today! I should tell you how these cards relate to our theme of sunshine I guess before I post! Well ..... receiving an everlasting bunch of flowers is sure to make anyone feel happy, and the sender/maker will feel like they are spreading sunshine by making others happy. Just nod! 

Make sure you hop around to see all of the Sunshine! Next up is the fabulous Narelle Simm.


Want some great ideas to keep your creativity flowing?
The Dimensionals May Tutorial Bundle is out now! 4 fabulous 3D card fold tutorials centred around a Floral theme.

To purchase the products I've used today you can click any of the direct links in the text above or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page. Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to you door.


  1. Wah!! I LOVE all of your designs Lou! They all look fabulous and I am impressed with your 3D look! Clever lady. x

  2. I love these you have been so super busy! That paper reminds me a little bit like your brick wall! So So pretty xx

  3. Amazing cards. I love all of them. That DSP is to die for and I love how you’ve used both sides on the cards.

  4. These are all gorgeous! A whole lot of Sunshine in your cards...I Love how you've done the 'wall & table' I'm even more excited to receive my pre-order :)

  5. Wow, four gorgeous cards Lou - no wonder you were short on time!! They are all beautiful but as probably predicted, my favourite is the Majenta jar... Yes, it’s bright but teamed with your layers of greys it is stunning. Well done! xx

  6. Yep I'm nodding - you totally nailed it! And I looooove all your new goodies and I'm super impressed you got them all done in one day!! Love the cutting technique for your table/wall - thank you for sharing, this is an idea I would really love to use too!! I love the flowers lying on the table - so clever and beautiful!!

  7. I love the gorgeous stamp set, punch and domes (due to arrive any day now) but wow on the DSP, the tiled background effects are so realistic-will be on my next order!

  8. New products Lou that's very exciting. Your cards are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a great showcase of the new products Lou! Some of those new colours are gorgeous aren't they but it's the oh-so-useful In Good Taste papers that I can't wait to get my hands on! Vicky x

  10. OMG - amazing!!! Love seeing your get your craft on! Kelly x

  11. What a fantastic way to show a new product bundle AND the gorgeous new colours! perfect!


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