Dear Doily

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Doilies. Who would’ve thought I’d be in love with them like I am?  I’m sad that the Dear Doily Bundle will be retiring when the new catalogue comes out in June.

A long time ago, I created vintage-y cards and used only Neutrals Cardstock.  I veered from this style to a more cleaner style, but wanted to re-visit vintage for my projects today – not completely vintage, but a vintage feel with the colours I’ve used, texture I’ve added and my use of doilies.

I created two cards and a pillow gift box with this bundle.

For my first card, I embossed the Crumb Cake card base with my Lacy Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I added a circle of Fresh Fig Cardstock behind my lace doily cut with my Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  I then took my Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz and Powder Pink Markers and directly coloured the flower stamp from Dear Doily Stamp Set.  After huffing on it with my breath, I stamped it on Whisper White Cardstock.  These flowers are so easy to cut out when there are matching dies – no fussy cutting!  I then stamped the small doily in Fresh Fig Ink and punched out with my circle punch.  I added an edgelit of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and a torn piece of Powder Pink Cardstock.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from the Dear Doily Stamp Set.

I added a lot of layers to this card, so I kept a white background to let all of the elements be the focus.  This time I stamped the small doily in Fresh Fig Ink directly to the card base.  I then added the fresh fig backed doily, the flowers and the two-part sentiment.  The second part of the sentiment is embossed on Crumb Cake Cardstock.

I am loving these little Kraft Gift Boxes.  Super easy to decorate and are perfect when you realise you have no wrapping paper…..that’s me every time…..

I added all the same images and elements to my pillow box that I’d given to my cards.  I then added some Whisper White Flax Ribbon and some Linen Thread to create a bellyband that I tied at the top of the pillow box.

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Dear Doily Love Continues

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One stamp and die set that hasn’t left my desk since I received it is the Dear Doily Bundle.  This Dear Doily Stamp Set and  Doily Builder Thinlits Dies are uh-mazing!  At the end of my day-of-play, I whipped up the following card.

This card was created by inking up the large doily stamp in Elegant Eggplant Ink and the small doily in Powder Pink Ink.  Both of these were fussy cut, although once I started layering I realised I didn’t need to fussy cut the large one.  Oh well!  I then took my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and created a frame by cutting some Whisper White Cardstock with two square dies at once.  I then took my Powder Pink doily and layered it over the frame.

These super pretty flowers are also from the Dear Doily Stamp Set.  As with my previous cards using this set, I applied my markers directly to the stamp.  The colours I’ve used for flowers are Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive. I then used the die to cut them flowers out on my Bigshot.

The sentiment I’ve used has such a pretty font, that I couldn’t go past it.  It’s also from Dear Doily Stamp Set.  To finish off the card I added some Flirty Flamingo Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack.

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Freshly Made Sketches #377

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Welcome to another Wednesday and another sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  The sketch hostess is me this week. Take a look at the sketch I’ve designed:

I can’t get enough of Stampin’ Up!s Dear Doily Bundle!  From the flowers to the gorgeous doilies, I don’t know which I love most!  The combination of colours I’ve used on my flowers are Petal Pink and Smoky Slate.  I then added some Basic Gray to the tips of the flowers to make them stand out a little more. The matching die to these flowers makes it a breeze to cut them out and place on my card.  My flowers are colours by applying the markers directly to my stamp, huff on them with my breath and then stamp them on Whisper White Cardstock.

I had some off cut pieces of Smoky Slate DSP and Whisper White Cardstock sitting on my desk, so they ended up being layered under my flowers.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from Tropical Chic. I haven’t used this one in a while, but I love how it fits across the card and has the mixture of fonts.  I then cut a strip of Basic Gray Cardstock that has been cut with the edgelit type die.  I place this under my sentiment.  The doily that I have used on my card is stamped in Flirty Flamingo Ink and then fussy cut out. I then added a strip of White Burlap Ribbon and an Artisan Pearl to finish my card off.

The talented team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards with my sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.  I can’t wait to see what you’ve created.

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Dear Doily Bundle

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Welcome to my blog.  The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team are back with a blog hop.  This month, my cards are featuring the Dear Doily Bundle from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue.

As soon as I saw that we were going to use this set, I wanted to create “pretty cards”.  You all know by know that I love, love, love anything floral.  I didn’t know I was going to love, love, love doilies just as much!

For my first card, I started with the the sentiment.  I wanted to showcase how amazing it is and how it can be paired with a second sentiment from the stamp set. I stamped the small doily in Flirty Flamingo Ink on the base of the card. I then layered the large doily in Whisper White and tucked the medium sized Flirty Flamingo Doily underneath the top corner.  I then layered my sentiment over the top.

The flowers were coloured with Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive Markers. I applied the markers directly to the stamp, huffed on them with my breath and stamped them on Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  Normally I would have to fussy cut them out, but luckily there is a die to cut them out.  This die is from a set called Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  I then cut a strip of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and a strip of Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the second sentiment.  All I had to do then was pop some Dimensionals underneath them to raise them up and this card was finished.

The second card I’ve made shows off the gorgeous flowers from Dear Doily as well as this oh-so-pretty Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon.

For this card, I stamped the large doily stamp in Flirty Flamingo from Dear Doily Stamp Set on the card base.  I then cut a strip of this pretty ribbon and stuck it across my card. I tied a bow on my fingers (I had to remind myself how to do this as I haven’t done it in ages!) and adhered it to my card with a Glue Dot.

I then cut a medium doily with my die set in Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and then the edge die in Old Olive Cardstock. The sentiment I’ve used is also from Dear Doily.  This sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Ink.

The flowers were also inked up with markers as my previous flowers were done.  Both cards would be great cards to do at a workshop, because even though they look detailed, there really isn’t a lot to them.

The next hop along the way is my very talented and very lovely friend from Melbourne – Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle really does create the most gorgeous and elegant cards.  Click on her name above or on the badge below to continue to her blog.

Here’s a full list of our amazing Artisan’s

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees


Products Used:

Stamp Set: Dear Doily Stamp Set

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock

Ink:Basic Black Ink, Flirty Flamingo Ink, Flirty Flamingo Marker, Old Olive Marker

Other Products: Doily Builder Thinlits Dies, Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot


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