I love bicycle stamps! And I wanted the Cycle Celebration stamp set the minute I saw it in the new catalog! This bicycle is adorable!! So cute!
And yes, I know I’ve been missing in action on the website, but rest assured that if you email me, call or text me at the email address or phone number at the top of the website I’m always available to you! I will not bore you with everything that has been going on since June. It has been crazy!!! - moving, surgeries, a funeral, a birth, etc. But things are starting to settle down and I’m hopeful I’ll be in a new house in about two months and I’ll be able to set up my new stamp studio and share it with you! Yay!
The inspiration for the design and colors in this card came from page 10 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog. If you look at the picture you may be surprised that gift packaging on the birthday ensemble could be the inspiration for a card, but notice how I stamped the tag and repeated the bicycle pattern across the card – all inspired by the packaging.
The ruffle ribbon is the perfect border for the ‘road’ these cycles are rolling on! And it’s super easy to work with. I used a bit of SNAIL adhesive on the ribbon to set it in place and then taped it behind the Quatrefancy designer series paper.
Easily, one of my very favorite new stamp sets is the Cycle Celebration. Fun, fun, fun. I love the bicycle in this set but I also love the candles. Well, really, I love just about everything about this set.
I wanted to group three bright candles together as the focal point for this card so I used the Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper for color inspiration and chose Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie and Strawberry Slush for my candles. Using Paper Snips I had no trouble trimming these out in a snap.
Also, I added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter shimmer to the flames with 2-way glue. And I added a sliver of dimensionals under the tops of the candles so they would stand out from the card a little.
Because I chose the bright colors for the candles and I wanted them to stand out on the card I chose a paper from the pack with a monochrome pattern to complement the candles and the message. The paper backed with a piece of Island Indigo cardstock is lifted off the card with dimensionals.
To create the “sweet birthday” oval tag I stamped with the Strawberry Slush and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder mixed with a touch of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Then clipping it out was super fast and easy with the oval punch.
This is the fabulous card my sister gave to me for my birthday. She designed these 5″ x 7″ birthday cards in MDS and then sent them straight from the software to Stampin’ Up! to be printed. The printed cards are really nice and they come with envelopes too.
She used the Comfort Café digital dsp for the background on the front, the back and the inside. She added a Crumb Cake band across the middle front, a Very Vanilla decorative label punch and a Night of Navy happy birthday stamp from the Engraved Greetings digital stamp brush set.
After adding the background to the back she included a Night of Navy filled punch with her initials to personalize her creation.
She kept it simple on the inside with more dsp at the top and a ‘make it a good one’ greeting.
Make a few of your own birthday cards and order them today so you’ll always have what you need on hand.
It’s the very last day to order from the retiring products list!! In fact, the Spring catalog has already expired with this fun Sunshine and Sprinkles paper featured on today’s project. But it isn’t too late to order the Pretty Postage stamp set and the Petal Card double punch!
This cool punch punches the shape and creates the score lines all at once. Fabulous! You won’t be able to order it after today though.
I folded up the punched petal card and slipped the 1″ square punched happy birthday greeting from Pretty Postage inside. I attached a loop of ribbon behind the tiny greeting to allow it to easily be pulled out. The banner across the front is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.
Today is the last day to order the Pretty Postage stamp set.
The spring catalog is coming to an end today, May 30th. That means Oh Whale will no longer be available. Sad. :’( I love this little whale from the Oh Whale stamp set (wood-mount #129129 or clear-mount #129132) and the coordinating Happy Whale clearlits die that makes it so easy to trim out with lots of fun little accessories. These happy stamps and accessories are all part of the Sunshine and Sprinkles Suite.
Here’s some more of my favorites from the Spring catalog…
(Click on the picture to go to the original post with full size pictures and complete descriptions.)
The Ciao, Baby stamp set (wood-mount #129645 or clear-mount #129648) is also from the spring catalog and includes this adorable little love stamp that punches out perfectly with the Petite Curly Label punch. The Friendly Phrases and Blissful Bird stamp sets also featured on the card above are retiring too.
The Oh, Hello stamp set (wood-mount #130730 or clear-mount #130733) is part of the Tea for Two product suite. I love the chevron patterns, the bold greetings and the delicate flower included in this stamp set!
And I could not resist the Collage Curios stamp set (wood-mount #129099 or clear-mount #129102) with it’s mini Eiffel tower stamp.
Recently I showed you this card created with the Cross My Heart stamp set (wood-mount #126580 or clear-mount #126582). Fun and simple.
That’s just a sampling of my favorites from the Spring catalog.
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First day to order from the new 2013 Stampin’ Up! catalog – June 1.
I fell in love with this set when it was introduced in the spring catalog. I loved the little butterfly – I’m a sucker for butterflies, as you know! But I also loved the clever crossword puzzle greetings. I like crossword puzzles; not challenging crossword puzzles, just the easy ones that can be completed in a 15 minute break. I don’t do crossword puzzles for the challenge, I do them for the entertainment.
Even though a cute cupcake comes with the set and is a perfect pair for the happy birthday greeting, I still used the butterfly, because I LOVE butterflies! (Have I mentioned that?) And even though the crossword greeting has a whimsical feel, this card has a more sophisticated look I think because of the colors, the die-cut doily and the Natural Composition music paper. My paper snips made easy work of clipping out the crossword.
The layout was inspired by the mother’s day card I showed you Sunday.
I love the note cards and envelopes for quick projects. Already cut and scored and a perfect size for easy crafting! This little card came together quickly with the retiring Stampin’ Up! Circle Circus and Perfect Punches stamp sets. I stamped the background with Regal Rose (going to miss that color!!) and Summer Starfruit. The tag is stamped in Basic Gray.
This card with matching envelope was part of my Birthday Party stamp camp on Friday night. And for the first time I’m making my card class available to my online audience while supplies last! You’ll receive the Birthday Party stamp camp kit with all the precut pieces, accessories and envelopes to create three birthday cards for just $15 - you add the stamping and assemble! This price includes shipping and tax and is only available to those in the continental US. You can order your stamp camp today by emailing me with your address and requesting your bundle. Then watch for a paypal invoice in your inbox.
After stamping the tag I punched it out with the Extra-Large Oval punch. The bitty flower is punched with the shape from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punches and the smallest rhinestone tops it off. Before adhering the tag to the card I tied a Summer Starfruit stitched ribbon knot around it and then added the tag with dimensionals.
I stamped the matching envelope flap with the same colors using a smaller circle stamp for the Regal Rose. To stamp just the flap, tuck a piece of scrap paper under it to cover the rest of the envelope which protects it from the ink, then stamp away.
The Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes measure 5″ x 3-1/2″ of smooth card stock especially designed for stamping. And they are a terrific great value with each pack including 20 cards and envelopes for only $5.95.
Another clean and simple (CAS) card today inspired by a card by Joan Ervin and the new Epic Day This and That Washi Tape. And since it’s Joan’s birthday, I made it a birthday card. Happy birthday, Joan! The blossoms are stamped from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Silhouette set and the clever saying is from the One in a Million stamp set. On the inside I stamped the continuation of the greeting.
I think this ‘that makes you one in a million’ birthday wish is so genius paired with the greeting on the front of the card! It makes me wonder ‘why didn’t I think of that’?I stamped the blossom in Calypso Coral to match the washi tape on the front.
I lined the envelope with Calypso Coral pattern paper from the Tea for Two designer series paper.
I stamped the front of the card with Black StazOn and extended the stem of the longest blossom with the fine tip of the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I added the washi tape and layered the front of the card on a Whisper White card base.
I love the Summer Silhouettes stamp set and I’m so happy it will be sticking around in the next catalog!
The Stampin’ Up! retiring stamp set Just Believe, Bonnie Klass and the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series paper were the inspiration for this clean and simple (CAS) card. (The complete supply list is at the bottom of this post.)
I love this layout and have used it numerous times over the years, so when I saw Bonnie’s Open Seas card with the world map down the left side I knew just what I wanted to do. And since I wanted it bright and cheery I went straight to the Sunshine and Sprinkles for color inspiration.
The center panel measures 3-3/4″ x 5″ which allows for a 1/4″ border on a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card. This size panel is my go-to when I’m layering color on color. The circle were stamped in Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight and punched out with the 1-1/4″ circle punch. After laying them out and adhering the circles to the panel, I used my paper snips to trim the circles at the top and the bottom.
I stamped the sentiment from the same Just Believe stamp set and wrapped Bakers Twine around the panel before I adhered it to the card base with dimensionals. Another option would be to use a mask and stamp the circles directly on the card front. For more information on using a mask, check out this post or watch the video below.
As I mentioned before the Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp was the inspiration for the colors on this card and I lined my envelope with paper from this pack. I hope to post a video tomorrow and show you how easy it is to line your envelopes with coordinating patterns.
I love this Bakers Twine storage idea. I’m definitely going to do this!!
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