Wednesday, June 17, 2020

NEW AT SU-Stampin' Up! Celebrating Sunflowers

Stampin' Up! Celebrating Sunflowers

Thank You for visiting us at the  NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are showcasing products from the 2020/2021 Annual Catalog Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

For my projects, I am featuring the Celebrating Sunflowers Bundle. I love sunflowers so I was very excited to set this gorgeous set in the new catalog.  I absolutely LOVE the die that lets you cut out a big lacy flower.

Spotlight Technique

I decided to try out the spotlight technique. This technique highlights a small portion or certain areas of a stamped image to draw attention to it. This is a good technique to use on a large stamped image or if you don't feel like coloring a large area.

I began by stamping the largest image in the stamp set on a thick whisper white card base. I did not stamp a complete image and I offset several of the images. Then, I colored the image I wanted to highlight with the Stampin' Blends. I die cut a large flower out of copper foil for the overlay and glued it over my colored image.

Fun Fold Card 

For my next card, I decided to do a fun Fold. On this fold, the center is left open and the top and bottom are held together by the large sunflower. 

I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Stampin' Blends. Then I add dimension by layering a lacy flower and a cut out of the center and finally a center on a dimensional.

Measurements For this fold 

Card Base: Cinnamon Cider 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ on the 11″ side, using the scoring blade on your paper trimmer, slide to the left so the score line is at the 1-3/4″and cut. Now, cut the piece that is left over down to 1-3/4″ x  4-1/4″  for the bottom of the card. Use Designer Series Paper on the top and bottom cut at 1 9/16 by 4.

After the card is assembled you may want to add a die-cut piece to the bag of the sunflower so it doesn't show where the alcohol ink bleeds through the paper.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope that my cards will inspire you to take a look at all the fabulous products Stampin' Up!  has to offer and to do something creative today.

 Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about the products or the techniques shown here. If you live in the U.S. and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. Before you hop to Creative Juice by Loni please take the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

Do Something Creative Every Day!Happy Stampin'


  1. Both your cards are amazing, Brenda! I think the copper foil way of highlighting the image is brilliant! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  2. Both your cards are amazing, Brenda! I think the copper foil way of highlighting the image is brilliant! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  3. Wonderful cards. Love the different techniques you have chosen.

  4. Great cards! I love both of them and can't wait to try the sunflower for a special fold like you did.

  5. Brenda, both of these cards will spread sunshine!

  6. Beautiful cards! And I like the tip to cover the back of the flower so that you don't see the blends on the back. Good idea!