Thursday, April 5, 2012

Last of the Dynamic Duos, and Re-do Too!

Wow… it’s been a busy week…

  • Last weekend our DD moved into a new apartment, LOL… and Mom/Dad helped lug furniture and boxes all the way to the top floor of a several storied apartment building.
  • There were TWO posts on Tuesday… I played along with the weekly Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge, and last month’s Tea Shoppe Blog Candy Winner was announced at 2pm EDT.
  • The first Wednesday Card Club met yesterday.

I’m looking forward to a nice long rest… but not today, LOL!

Are you tired of Blossom Builders Die Cuts yet?  LOL… this is the last of the 12 quick cards we made in last months CAS Class.  Good thing that I had to take a break for Super Saturday posts and the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge, right?  

I really felt that the last duet of Blossom Builder Die Cut Cards needed a bit more tweaking…. so last week I re-made one of the cards from the class.dynamic duo re-do with twitterpated dsp

After changing the card base to Old Olive card stock, I also added layers of Very Vanilla and Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Here’s the original card duo we made in the CAS Blossom Builders Die cut / Simply Sent Class:the original blossom builders dynamic duo from claSS

Isn’t it amazing how much difference a little piece of DSP can make on a card?  There are very subtle differences in the original dynamic duo cards from class… kind of boring… but everyone liked them!  Cheerful Treat DSP, Blossom Builders, and colorful bright card stock

In the original class cards, a Whisper White A2 Card (CS) base was layered with a 3/75” x 5” piece of Old Olive CS… and then only the blossoms changed from that point.

Both cards also feature a band of Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper backed with Daffodil Delight Card Stock for a bright and cheery card. 

LOL, I didn’t want the card to look like a check cashing building (you know those UGLY bright yellow and red painted buildings that seem to pop up in the oddest places??)  DSP and Old Olive card stock seemed to provide a little color balance… what do you think? blossom builders and elementary elegance blossom_numberOne

Both Cards featured Blossom Builders Die Cuts (of course) and a sale-a-bration stamped “hello” from the Elementary Elegance Stamp Set.  Sale-A-Bration ended on March 31st… so this set is no longer available;(alternative Configuration, downsized bottom bloom with blossom punch

The second card’s Blossom features a downsized blossom builders background… the bottommost bloom was punched using the blossom punch.  With the exception of the 1.25” circle punched sentiment, all other layers were part of the die cut kit.

I hope you enjoyed the last of the blossom builders die cut and simply sent duo class…. tomorrow I’ll be sharing a special card we made in the First Wednesday Card Club, hope you’ll stop back by to say hi!

Scroll down to the bottom of today’s post for a shopping list for today’s cards, and exclusive product substitution suggestions as well.

As always I look forward to reading your delightful comments!



Shopping List for Today’s…

Dynamic Duo Wrap Up And Re-Do CardsShopping_List_040312_stampin_UpStamps:  Elementary Elegance (sale-a-bration 2012, no longer available)  Substitution Suggestion:  Tea Shoppe WM 125545, CM 125547

Papers:  Cheerful Treat DSP (hostess only) 122381 , Old Olive 100702, Whisper White 100730, Daffodil Delight 119863, Blossom Builders Die Cuts 125410, Twitterpated DSP on RE-Do Card Only 125406

Inks:  Old Olive 102277, Daffodil Delight 119667

Terrific Tools:  Blossom Punch 125603, 1.25” circle punch 119861

Awesome Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430

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Soniasv said...

Looks awesome!

Charlotte said...

WOW! You're right - it's amazing the difference a piece of dsp can make, although I have to admit I really like the original duo and wouldn't have thought they needed anything else . . . until I saw your updated version. {That's why you're the creative genius, and I'm so not!} I really like the way you stamped "hello" inside the blossom. Thanks for the great inspiration - and, I hope you get that much needed rest!

Donna Ellis said...

Very pretty layers and colors, Sharon!

ellouise1969 said...

Great cards with wonderful vibrancy Sharon. Too cool.

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Great card! Amazing what the change to old olive base does, and that dsp.