Prized Peony – Makeover Monday

Greeting cards created by Julie Gilson, www.stampingala.com with Stampin' Up'! products.

Welcome to Makeover Monday!!

Greeting card created with Stampin' Up's Prized Peony Bundle. #Stampin' Gala, #Birthday, #Handmade cards, #Makeover Monday

Today’s card is a “stepped up” version of yesterday’s Simple Sunday card.  Whether you are a simple crafter or prefer more detail on your cards, I have something for you every week.  

The image is stamped in Memento Ink and colored with Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.  The image is very easy to color, because the shading is done for you in the stamp itself.

Greeting card created with Stampin' Up's Prized Peony Bundle.  #Stampin' Gala, #Birthday, #Handmade cards, #Makeover Monday

If you don’t recognize the Designer Series Paper, it is the from the Playful Pets Pack.  I simply used the Real Red Stampin’ Blends Dark Marker to color in between some of the lines.  

There are several layers on this card including the circles from the Stitched Shapes Dies and the Layering Circle Dies.  The scalloped border is part of the Prized Peony Bundle.  

Greeting card created with Stampin' Up's Prized Peony Bundle.  #Stampin' Gala, #Birthday, #Handmade cards, #Makeover Monday

Here is a peek at the inside.

Greeting card created with Stampin' Up's Prized Peony Bundle. #Stampin' Gala, #Birthday, #Handmade cards, #Makeover Monday

 

If you would like to recreate this card, here are the dimensions.

Real Red, 11 X 4-1/4, score at 5-1/2
Basic White, 5-1/8 X 3-7/8
Basic White, 5 X 3-3/4, emboss with the Dainty Diamonds EF
Basic Black, 3-3/4 X 1-3/8
Playful Pets DSP, 3-3/4 X 1-1/4
Real Red, 3-3/4 X 3/4, die cut
Real Red, 3-1/2 X 3-1/2, die cut the scallop circle
Basic White, 3-1/2 X 3-1/2, die cut the stitched circle
Basic White, 4 X 4, stamp the image & die cut
Basic White, 5-1/8 X 3-7/8
Basic White, 5 X 3-3/4
Real Red DSP, 3-3/4 X 3/4, die cut
Playful Pets DSP, 3-3/4 X 1/2
Basic Black, 3-3/4 X 1/8

 

 

As always, thank you for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

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In Bloom – Makeover Monday

Greeting cards created by Julie Gilson, www.stampingala.com with Stampin' Up'! products.

Welcome to Makeover Monday!!

 

I can’t seem to get enough of these adorable die cuts.  They are so easy to work with to make quick and very cute cards!!

Greeting Card created with the In Bloom Bundle for Makeover Monday. #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Handmade Cards, #Die Cuts

When you bundle the dies with the stamp set, you save 10%.  The option of bundling and saving 10% is only available in the catalog that it is first introduced in.

Greeting Card created with the In Bloom Bundle for Makeover Monday.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Handmade Cards, #Die Cuts

To step up this card, I added several die cut flowers, a sentiment that is die cut with the Hippo & Friends Dies, and several Holiday Rhinestones.  

The inside of the card has die cuts as well!!

Greeting Card created with the In Bloom Bundle for Makeover Monday.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Handmade Cards, #Die Cuts

Here are the cutting dimensions for this card:

Basic White, 4-5/8 X 3-3/8
Basic White, 4-1/2 X 3-1/4
Pool Party DSP, 1 X 5-1/2
Basic White, 1-3/4 X 2-3/4
Pool Party, Basic White, & Pear Pizzazz scrap
Basic White, 5-1/8 X 3-7/8
Basic White, 5 X 3-3/4

 

 

 

As always, thank you for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

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Prettiest Birthday – Makeover Monday

Congratulation Card made with the Prettiest Birthday Bundle.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Wedding, #Birthday, #Congratulations, #Handmade Cards

Welcome to Makeover Monday!!

Today’s card is a “stepped up” version of yesterday’s Simple Sunday Card.  You can see the original post here.  

I added a few elements to this card.  I use a Water Painter to create a background.  I also added some additional Designer Series Paper and I used a Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Light Marker to add some polka dots to the cake.  

Congratulation Card made with the Prettiest Birthday Bundle.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Wedding, #Birthday, #Congratulations, #Handmade Cards

On the inside, I added a strip of DSP and Silver Foil Sheets, and some baker’s twine.  

Congratulation Card made with the Prettiest Birthday Bundle.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Wedding, #Birthday, #Congratulations, #Handmade Cards

Here are the cutting dimensions:

Pool Party, 11 X 4-1/4, score at 5-1/2
Shimmery White, 5-1/8 X 3-7/8
Shimmery White, 5 X 3-3/4, emboss with the Subtle EF
Pool Party DSP, 2-1/4 X 5
Pool Party, 2-5/8 X 3-7/8
Shimmery White, 2-1/2 X 3-3/4, watercolor and emboss with the Subtle EF
Silver Foil Sheets, 1-1/8 X 2-1/2
Pool Party DSP, 1 X 2-1/2
Pool Party, Silver Foil Sheets, & Shimmery White scrap
Shimmery White, 5-1/8 X 3-7/8
Shimmery White, 5 X 3-3/4
Pool Party DSP, 1/4 X 3-3/4
Silver Foil Sheets, 1/8 X 3-3/4

 

 

As always, thank you for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

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Makeover Monday – Fine Art Floral

Thinking of You Card created with the Fine Art Floral DSP & the Golden Garden DSP.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Makeover Monday, #Handmade Cards, #Paper Crafts, #Art Gallery Bundle

Welcome to Makeover Monday!!  (a day late)

The photos of this card don’t show a huge difference from the Simply Sunday version.  However, I did add some elements that I will point out.

Thinking of You Card created with the Fine Art Floral DSP & the Golden Garden DSP.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Makeover Monday, #Handmade Cards, #Paper Crafts, #Art Gallery Bundle

I change the die cut behind the sentiment to Gold Foil and added one as well.  In addition, I added a die cut from the Peaceful Moments Bundle and some gold twine from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

Thinking of You Card created with the Fine Art Floral DSP & the Golden Garden DSP. #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Makeover Monday, #Handmade Cards, #Paper Crafts, #Art Gallery Bundle

The inside of the card has an added piece of Gold Foil.  

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Simple Sunday and Makeover Monday cards.

 

As always, thank you for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

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A Touch of Ink – Makeover Monday

Greeting Card created with the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.  #Stampin' Up!, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy Card, #Thinking of You Card, #Handmade Card, #Heat Embossing, #Water Coloring, #Sale-a-Bration

Welcome to Makeover Monday!!  

I love added detail on a card.  By adding a few elements, you can dramatically change the look of your card. 

Greeting Card created with the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set. #Stampin' Up!, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy Card, #Thinking of You Card, #Handmade Card, #Heat Embossing, #Water Coloring, #Sale-a-Bration

The image is heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and watercolored with Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay Ink.  I added a few layers, a die cut and a second butterfly that I fussy cut and placed directly over the original.  

The inside is simple, but elegant.

Greeting Card created with the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.  #Stampin' Up!, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy Card, #Thinking of You Card, #Handmade Card, #Heat Embossing, #Water Coloring, #Sale-a-Bration

Here are the cutting dimensions:

Highland Heather, 11 X 4-1/4, score at 5-1/2
Shimmery White, 5-1/8 X 3-7/8
Shimmery White, 5 X 3-3/4, emboss with the Subtle EF
Highland Heather, 4-1/8 X 3-3/8
Hydrangea Hill DSP, 4 X 3-1/4
Highland Heather, 2-3/4 X 2-3/4, die cut
Shimmery White, 2-3/4 X 2-3/4, die cut
Highland Heather scrap
Shimmery White, 5-1/8 X 3-7/8
Shimmery White, 5 X 3-3/4

I seem to always prefer a more “stepped up” card.  I would love to hear what you prefer in the comments.

 

 

 

As always, thank you for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

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Hey Birthday Chic – Makeover Monday

Birthday card created with Stampin' Up's Hey Birthday Chick stamp set.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Makeover Monday.

Welcome to Makeover Monday!!  Today’s card is a stepped up version of yesterday’s Simple Sunday card and is intended to appeal to the avid crafter.

Birthday card created with Stampin' Up's Hey Birthday Chick stamp set. #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Makeover Monday.

I stamped the image and die cut the stitched square with the Stitched Shapes Dies.  In addition, I added a Pumpkin Pie frame as well as a scalloped square in Magenta Madness.  The scalloped square is die cut using the Layering Square Dies.  

The Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper is perfect with this stamp set.  I added a strip and flagged the end. 

The inside is stepped up as well.  

Birthday card created with Stampin' Up's Hey Birthday Chick stamp set.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Makeover Monday.

Birthday card created with Stampin' Up's Hey Birthday Chick stamp set. #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Makeover Monday.

Here are the dimensions:

Magenta Madness, 11 X 4-1/4, score at 5-1/2
Basic White, 5-1/8 X 3-7/8
Basic White, 5 X 3-3/4, emboss
Artistry Blooms, 2 X 5
Magenta Madness, 3-1/8 X 3-1/8, die cut
Pumpkin Pie, 2-3/4 X 2-3/4
Basic White, 3 X 3, stamp and die cut
Basic White & Pumpkin Pie scrap
Basic White, 5-1/8 X 3-7/8, inside
Basic White, 5 X 3-3/4, inside
Artistry Blooms, 3/8 X 3-3/4

 

 

As always, thank you for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

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