Category: Cards

best of butterflies hope card

Best of Butterflies Hope Card

best of butterflies hope card I saw three challenges at Splitcoaststampers that I combined to create this Best of Butterflies hope card – a color challenge, a sketch challenge and a technique challenge.  These challenges inspired my color selection, the layout and the ribbon loops on this card.  And I used the new totally clear Designer Typeset stamp set to stamp hope.  It’s so easy with this new stamp set to create what ever message you would like.

best of butterflies hope card
Rather than adding the loops under the stamped panel, I decided to trim them to a point and attach them to the top of the panel for a little different look.  Can you see the glitter I added to the butterfly wings.   A little touch of 2-way glue  with a sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds glitter goes a long way to adding a little something special.

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best of butterflies hope card

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Best of Butterfly #133345, Designer Typeset #132956
Ink: Melon Mambo #126948, Elegant Eggplant #126969, River Rock #126977
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Elegant Eggplant cardstock #105126
Extras:  Big Shot #113439, Striped Embossing Folder #123128, Mini Silver Brads #122941, Natural Trim Ribbon #129287,  Dimensionals #104430
 

The Best of Butterfly Stamp Set is the April edition of the Stampin’ Up! Best of 25 Years special stamp set releases.  There are four sets available right now.  Check them out and order your favorites today.

I hope my creations help to inspire your creations!

Enjoy!  Julie

Masculine Graduation Twist Card

Blue-Banner-masculine graduation twist card

This masculine graduation twist card’s unique fold is perfect for giving a gift card with it’s built-in pockets.   This card made with the Blue Ribbon stamp set looks complicated but it is really quite simple.  Below I’ve written some simple instructions with tips for getting it right!

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I used a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ then scored it diagonally from corner to corner, scored and folded in half.  That’s it!  That makes the card base.  Below you see I put in a business card to show you how you would use this with a gift card.

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Now to embellish the card I cut a piece of Comfort Café Designer Series Paper to 4″ x 10-1/2″.  Then cut your paper diagonally from corner to corner, flip the right hand piece over and match up the diagonal cut and cut these pieces in half where the pieces intersect.  That’s the important part, lining up the pieces on the diagonal cut with the same patterns facing each other before cutting down the middle otherwise your dsp pieces will not line up right on the card.

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scallop circle punched sunburst

To decorate the front I layered the ‘congrats’ ribbon with matching Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit, a color combination inspired by the Comfort Café dsp.  Since this is an masculine card with masculine colors I chose to feed the Midnight Muse scallop back into the punch and punch it again into the scallop to make more of a star burst type pattern instead of a scallop as shown in the picture above.

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Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Blue Ribbon wood-mount #125979 or clear-mount #125981, Itty Bitty Banners wood-mount #126255 or clear-mount #126257
Ink: Cajun Craze #126965, Midnight Muse #126860
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Midnight Muse #126843
Extras:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch #118874, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch #119854, 1-1/4″  Circle punch #119861, 1-3/8″  Circle punch #119860,  Dimensionals #104430
 

Enjoy!  Julie

stampin' up! blue ribbon graduation card

A Blue Ribbon Graduation Card

stampin' up! blue ribbon graduation card
Stampin’ Up!’s Blue Ribbon stamp set has become a go-to set for me. I love it for all kinds of congratulatory occasions.  It’s perfect for masculine or feminine congratulation cards, birthdays and even valentine’s day!  And with a color change this would be a perfect card for any young man that is graduating this year.

The green of this ribbon is Lucky Limeade which is being discontinued.  If you love this color like I do be sure to order your supplies now before they run out.
stampin' up! blue ribbon graduation card
We made this card Saturday at the Crop for a Purpose scrapbooking fundraising event for a local church raising money for a Honduras Mission Trip.   Some chose to stamp the birthday greeting instead and others even inked around the edges for another variation.

The Stampin’ Up! note card and envelope packs are a bargain at only $5.95 per pack of 20!  Combined with this large versatile stamp, punches and the bright Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series paper, this project is super easy and fun to recreate.  (See the complete list of products used below.)

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  stampin' up! blue ribbon graduation card

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit my store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Blue Ribbon wood-mount #125979 or clear-mount #125981
Ink: Melon Mambo #126948 Lucky Limeade #126984
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Note Cards and Envelopes #107311
Extras:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch #118874, 1-1/4″  Circle punch #119861, 1-3/8″  Circle punch #119860, Rhinestones #119246, Dimensionals #104430

Enjoy! Julie

bombs away birthday card

Bombs Away Birthday

bombs away birthday card
Stampin’ Up! Catalog Designer Dave shared this card that he made with the brand new Bombs Away Birthday photopolymer stamp set. His mom collects dolls.  She keeps many in the guest room where he stays when he visits and apparently this creeps him out. 🙂

bombs away birthday stamp set

This stamp set is sassy!  I’m sure you can think of family and friends that will appreciate this humorous birthday wishes!  And I’m loving the new photopolymer stamps. Totally clear, flexible and firm for great stamping every time.

bombs away birthday stamp set cards

Do you remember this birthday card I created last month with the first photopolymer stamp set to come out?

Click here to check out the first two photopolymer stamp sets to be introduced.

Enjoy!  Julie

friendly phrases ombre chevron card

How to Make an Ombre Chevron Birthday Card

friendly phrases ombre chevron birthday card This birthday card is simple, but it includes some great trendy elements: ombre color and a chevron pattern.   Ombre style is all the rage in hair color, but what about incorporating it into your card making?  And ombre has French origins which makes it super chic.

I’ve created a video to show you how I made this ombre, chevron birthday card.  You can view the supply list and video below.

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This card is not about perfection, it’s about highlighting the chevron pattern with a trendy technique and creating a fun card to celebrate a birthday. Don’t get hung up on perfection because you will likely get a little ink where you didn’t want it, but it’s all part of the effect.

friendly phrases ombre chevron card

I chose Regal Rose for this card because this color is being discontinued and it is one of my favorites. But the good news is Island Indigo will continue in the new collection instead of retiring this year and Rose Red will continue in the Stampin’ Up! regal collection line up. Check out more information about the color changes and be sure to order your favorites now as they will no longer be available as supplies are depleted.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit my store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Friendly Phrases wood-mount #126149 clear-mount #126151
Ink: Regal Rose #126947, Rose Red  #126954, Island Indigo #126986
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Island Indigo  cardstock #122923
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Chevron Embossing Folder #127749, Brayer #102395, Island Indigo Bakers Twine #125575, Dimensionals #104430

If you are viewing this post in an email feed, click here to see the how to make an ombre chevron birthday card video.

friendly phrases ombre chevron birthday card

Have you ordered your favorite retiring colors?  Do it fast, while supplies last!  And consider adding a brayer and the Chevron embossing folder to your order so you can make an ombre chevron birthday card too!

Enjoy!  Julie