Category: Cards

for the birds thinking of you card angle

For the Birds Thinking of You Card

for the birds thinking of you card angle This “For The Birds” thinking of you card was inspired by the sample on pg. 35 of the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.  If you don’t have your copy, send me a note today with your address and I’ll make sure you get your copy.

I changed the stamp and the colors  and made some other minor design changes, but the basic layout is the same.  The colors in my card are inspired by the colors in the Birds of a Feather designer series paper.

for the birds thinking of you card close up

The scallop that surrounds the focal image is from the Perfect Pennants die.   I die cut the scallop circle with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine then used the 1-3/4″ circle punch to punch out the center.  To do this, attach a strip of light weight card stock such as Whisper White card stock to the scallop circle to create a handle and center it in the circle punch.

The same circle punch was used to punch the card stock strip and then the scallop was adhered around the opening.

for the birds thinking of you card detail

This adorable little bird in the nest was painted using an aqua painter and the ink from the stamp pads.  The image was stamped with StazOn Ink on Natural White card stock.  StazOn Ink is permanent ink that will allow you to paint without smearing.

To paint with ink from your classic stamp pad, close the lid, then squeeze the pad.  When you squeeze the lid, it will pick up ink from the pad, so when you open up the pad you’ll notice a little pool of ink on the lid.  The lid makes a great palette and you can paint directly from the lid.

for the birds thinking of you card tags I trimmed narrow strips of pattern paper and cut the edges on the top tag.  The flag end was created with the corner of the 1″ square punch.  The baker’s twine was threaded through the clear bitty button and adhered with a glue dot.  The heart was punched and added to the tag.

for the birds thinking of you card

Below is the card recipe for this card.  By clicking on the hyperlinks you can look at the particulars on the products used.  If you have questions about placing an online order  you can view the video found on the “how to order” page.

Remember with a $50 product order this month you can purchase the Reason To Smile stamp set for only $5!  Order your favorite products today. 

Enjoy!  Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  For The Birds w-#126405 c-#126407
Ink: Black StazOn #101406
Paper: Natural White #102316,  Birds Of A Feather Designer Series Paper #126899, Primrose Petals #126841
Extras: Bitty Buttons #118761, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch #119850, Perfect Pennants Die #123126, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Aqua Painters #103954, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine #125575, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683
papillion potpouri you're the best card

Friendly Butterfly Card

papillion potpouri you're the best card I love these butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set with the new butterfly punch.  A perfect combo for making this “WOW, you’re the best” friend card!  This tag card was inspired by a Christmas tag featured in the July Stampin’ Success magazine, a magazine for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  When you join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator you’ll start getting your copy! papillion potpouri you're the best card close up

Here’s a close up of this fun butterfly with the rhinestones.  Stamp the butterfly, then turn your butterfly punch over, line it up and punch.   I use my Paper-Piercing Tool to pick up the rhinestones and place them just where I want them.

I punched a circle from the left corner of the tag and backed it with Whisper White card stock to highlight and mount the butterfly.

I stamped the tag over and over again with the phrase and I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line it all up, and it was faster and easier than you would think.  I also used the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the antennae too.

papillion potpouri you're the best card angle

To create the top of the tag, I slipped the top under the Labels Collection Framelit and ran it through the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine just until the top is cut, then backed it out.  Would you like to see a video on how that’s done?

I consulted my Color Coach to select my colors.   I used two of the new In Colors: Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.  Which are your favorite Stampin’ Up! colors, those colors you go to over and over again?  Leave a comment and let us know.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri w-#123757 c-#123759, Friendly Phrases w-#126149 c-#126151
Ink: Raspberry Ripple #126859, Summer Starfruit #126991
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Summer Starfruit #126839, Basic Gray #121044
Extras: Rhinestones #119246, Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126879, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch #119861, Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526, White Baker’s Twine #124262, Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049 , Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439
reason to smile thank you card

Reason to Smile Catalog CASE

reason to smile thank you card This clean and simple thank you card was created with the Reason to Smile stamp set that’s only $5 this month with a $50 product purchase.

CASE stands for “Copy And Share Everything”.  The butterfly card on page 92 of the current Stampin’ Up! catalog inspired this card.

reason to smile thank you card detail

The rhinestone flower centers add a special touch without making the card fussy.  And the Labels Collection Framelit die cut is perfect for a quick card front.

reason to smile thank you card interior

Adding another Label Collection Framelits die cut to the inside of the card gives you a place to write your note and adds coordination to the design.  I could have stamped something in the interior but I decided to keep it simple.

reason to smile thank you card 2

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Reason to Smile w’#131274 c-131275
Ink: Tangerine Tango #126146, Basic Black #126980, Baja Breeze #126960, Rose Red #126954
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045
Extras:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Rhinestone Basic  Jewels #119246
 
Reason to Smile Stamp Set SpecialThis is a great set for only $5 with a $50 product order.  Do you need to stock up on adhesive, need some ribbon or other fun accessories?  Place your order now and get the Reason to Smile stamp set for $5.

moving forward bike hello friend card

Stampin’ Up! Moving Forward

moving forward bike hello friend card This year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set is Moving Forward.  It’s our way of making a difference.  When you purchase this year’s exclusive stamp set, $3.00 is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

moving forward bike hello friend card detail

I love the crisp, playful designs and versitility of this set.  I used the wonderful patterns and colors – Tangerine Tango & Pacific Point – of the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper.  To get the zig zag pattern I used a 1″ strip of pattern paper run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die.

moving forward bike hello friend card straight

A thin strip of Tangerine Tango card stock, a great substitute for ribbon, was used for additional visual interest.

Available in wood-mount or clear-mount, order your Moving Forward Stamp Set today and make a difference.

Enjoy, Julie

Moving Forward Ronald McDonald House Charities Stamp Set Card Recipe: 
Stamps:  Moving Forward w-#126320 c-#126322
Ink:  Pacific Point #126951, Tangerine Tango #126946, Garden Green #
Paper:  International Bazaar Designer Series Paper #126920, Tangerine Tango #111349, Whisper White #100730
Extras:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die #120893, Brights Designer Buttons #119747, Baker’s Twine #124262, Pearl Basic Jewels  #119247, Word Window Punch #119857