Category: Specials

reason to smile birthday card

Another Easy Reason to Smile Birthday Wish

reason to smile birthday card

This birthday tag card using the Reason to Smile stamp set (that can be purchased this month only for $5 with a $50 product purchase)  was inspired by the very simple note card bundle shown at the top of page 141 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Don’t have a catalog?  Ask for one today!  I used the colors and the layout of the note card to create the tag and attached the tag to a full card.

Technique:  Multi-color stamping –  I used the paint brush end of the Tangerine Tango and the Certainly Celery markers to ink the flower and stem outline.  When you use this technique, don’t forget to huff or breath on the inked rubber before you stamp.  This remoistens the ink for good stamp coverage.  Also, I always ink the rubber with the lightest color first, that way I don’t contaminate my lighter markers with darker inks.

reason to smile birthday card tag detail

When you use an outline stamp and a solid stamp of the same image for layering, it’s called two-step stamping.  Using both creates depth in your stamped art.

After I stamped the two-tone flower outline, I then inked only the top of the matching solid flower and stem with Daffodil Delight.  If I had wanted to ink the solid flower AND the complete stem, I would have definitely used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the stem.  Not having the flower and flower outline lined up exactly  is OK and, in fact, adds to the charm.  Not having the stems lined up – not OK.

reason to smile birthday card close up

I just really love the look of the solo flower and the pop of the Marina Mist greeting.  So sweet and simple.

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Order your Reason to Smile stamp set today and don’t miss out on this great opportunity to purchase this great set for only $5 with a $50 product purchase.  Click the Order Now, place $50 of your favorite products in your cart, then add #131274  for the wood-mount set or #131275 for the clear-mount set.

reason to smile promotional stamp set

Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Reason to Smile w-#131274 c-#131275, Sweet Essentials w-#126455 c-#126457
Ink:  Brights Stampin’ Write Markers #119702, Daffodil Delight #126944, Marina Mist #126962
Paper:  International Bazaar Designer Series Paper #126920, Whisper White #100730
Extras:  Brights Designer Buttons #119747, Linen Thread #104199, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
 

Enjoy, Julie

 

reason to smile thank you card with butterfly

A Reason to Smile Thank You

reason to smile thank you card with butterfly

The Reason to Smile stamp set is only available during the month of july and it’s only $5 with a $50 product purchase (retail value $20.95).  It’s a spectacular set with some great floral images that I just love!

reason to smile thank you card detail

I created this card for a color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  The challenge was to use White, Olive and Navy.  I used the new Midnight Muse for the navy.   This great blue has become a go to color for me.  And a rhinestone in the middle of the butterfly is always the perfect touch.

reason to smile thank you card with embossed polka dots

To create this card I made a mask using the Labels Collection Framelit, then layered this on top of the Whisper White card stock and sponged the interior of the image.  Then I stamped the flowers first with Marina Mist for the fill in color and then with Midnight Muse for the flower outline.  After everything was stamped I removed the mask and ran the piece through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder.

Don’t forget to get the Reason to Smile stamp set today and enjoy these great floral images.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: exclusive Reason to Smile, Itty Bitty Banners wood-#126255 clear-#126257
Ink: Midnight Muse #126860, Marina Mist #126962, Old Olive #126953
Paper:  Whisper White #100730, Midnight Muse#126843
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Label Collection Framelits #125598, Bitty Banners Framelits #129267, Perfect Polka Dots Folder #117335, Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138, Stampin Dimensionals #104430, Stamping Sponges #101610
 
Enjoy!  Julie
join stampin' up! & take the cake

Specials End Today – June 30th

join stampin' up! & take the cake

Two amazing specials end today!

If you join the fun as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator TODAY not only do you receive $125 in fabulous Stampin’ Up! product PLUS business supplies all for only $99 with no shipping cost, you also receive $48 in additional FREE paper crafting product!

For more information on what you’ll receive during June click here:  Join stampin’ up! & take the cake flyer.

Join The Fun Now!

Also, ending today, select an additional $50 in product when you place an order of $450 or more.  With a $450 order you can earn $115 hostess rewards!

We HEART Our Hostesses promotion

So if you’ve been drooling over the all the fun stamps and accessories in the catalog and you want it all, today you have two great promotions that can help you get the things you want and need to make your crafting life that much more wonderful!

Enjoy!  Julie

 

join stampin' up! & take the cake

Join Stampin’ Up! & Take the Cake

join stampin' up! & take the cake

As I’ve said before, “Is it legal to have this much FUN?”  If you join the fun in June not only do you receive $125 in fabulous Stampin’ Up! product PLUS business supplies all for only $99 with no shipping cost, you also receive $48 in additional product in FREE paper crafting product!

For more information on what you’ll receive during June click here:  Join stampin’ up! & take the cake flyer.

Join The Fun Now!