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Saturday, July 7, 2018

ICS Blog Hop Tranquil Textures

Hi Friends!

This month at the ICS Design Team, we are highlighting Designer Series Paper with a paper palooza!

For my projects, I wanted to highlight the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, but I wanted to use it with a totally unrelated suite of products.  So I chose the Bouquet Blooms Stamp Set and Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies, which can be purchased together as a bundle (Bouquet Blooms) at a 10% savings.

The framelits make a cute gatefold card, using a 9" x 5" piece of cardstock.  It's pretty easy to do.  Here's a great video from Stampin' Up! showing how to put together the card:

I also wanted to make a gift, so I chose a hand sanitizer holder and modified it to make it a bit wider.  I originally got the idea from Dawn Griffith, but she had used the retired oval punch (this was years ago) and I wanted to use the smallest oval form the Layering Ovals Framelits, so I had to make the paper wider.  I also accented the large flower by using Jewel Pearls and coloring them with an Old Olive (Dark) Stampin' Blend marker.

I had some left over pieces, so I decide that I needed to make a tag to go with my card and gift.

Project Recipe:

Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White Cardstock
Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (one of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free papers during July)
Bouquet Blooms Stamp Set
Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies
Layering Ovals Framelits
Pretty Label Punch
Fresh Fig Ink
Old Olive Dark Stampin' Blend marker
Jewel Pearls
Natures Twine in Mint Macaron

If you'd like to order any of the great products used in these projects, please visit my online store at: and use the Hostess Code:  DTQEU9ST.  If your order is $150.00 or more, please don't use the Hostess Code and keep the rewards for yourself.

Now it's time to check out my friend Cheryl's beautiful creation!

Happy hopping and thanks for stopping by!




  1. I love them! Bonus that you used Fresh Fig!

  2. What a nice gift presentation! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

  3. What a nice gift trio! Great colors too!

  4. Great color combination! Love them!

  5. Rich color combo - I like how you mixed up the suites!

  6. Loved seeing the Bouquet Blooms bundle in action. Great color combination and use of the DSP!

  7. Great projects with this suite! We all need inspiration to change things up for beautiful results!

  8. Super pretty projects! I love the color choice here!!!

  9. Nice variety of projects and use of the paper.


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