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Do you need a quick birthday card? This Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Marvelous birthday card is clean and simple. And best of all, you can get this exclusive stamp set FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration! (Offer ends March 22nd.)
I randomly stamped the flowers in Marina Mist and then filled in with leaves in Wild Wasabi. You could use this quick card to celebrate any happy occasion with a friend.
Well it turns out I don’t have any Wild Wasabi ribbon so I used some Gumball Green which coordinated quite nicely in real life but not so much in the photo…yikes! But I’m sharing nonetheless because maybe you can envision it coordinating in your imagination. 🙂
Adding rhinestones to the flower centers is a super fast way to add some bling! I just love these adhesive-backed jewels. I use them on just about everything – even my big toe! My daughter painted nail-polish flowers on my big toes last summer and we added the smallest of the rhinestones to the center. 😀
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I have green inky fingers after painting this Silver Glimmer Paper to create this leprechaun hat. With all the glittery shimmer of this hat, I kept the rest of the card very clean and simple.
I made this hat with the large circle and oval punches. The hat ban is a sliver of Basic Gray covered with dazzling diamonds glitter.
Here’s a St. Patrick’s Day treat bag made with an envelope, the large heart punch and a Top Note trimmed piece of Gumball Green Poetry Prints designer series paper.
Here’s the set of three that I made. I chose monochromatic papers to cover the flaps of the matching envelopes for a on-fuss look. I love the simplistic sophistication of a monochromatic color scheme. And no special supplies needed, just paper, ink and scissors!
Bundle a set of 6 of these cards and envelopes together with a ribbon bow and you have a wonderful gift for a teacher or a friend’s birthday. I used Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party for this set with papers from the designer series paper packs SAB Sycamore Street, International Bazaar, and Comfort Café.
I kept these super simple, but you could definitely add ribbon, buttons or rhinestones.
I love the elegant look of these clean and simple note cards. The style of the Feeling Sentimental stamp set lends itself to this simple stamping.
The Island Indigo color is perfect for this sporty pair of jeans from the Sale-a-bration set Patterned Occasions! What a great way to say congratulations – perfect for graduates this spring. I paired the Island Indigo stamped jeans with the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street designer series paper and added a Tangerine Tango orange flower with a Silver Glimmer Paper punched center. The matching Tangerine Tango ribbon comes from the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack.
I love the way the Sale-a-bration products coordinate this year! Coordinating products make crafting super-dooper easy. I used the Sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions stamp set with the Sycamore Street designer series paper and the Sycamore Street buttons & ribbon for this congratulations card. And the punches make this card super quick to assemble and mass produce.
I love the simple layout of this card created with the Bloomin’ Marvelous and Mixed Bunch stamp set. I love it so much that I’m excited to have you play along! Announcing the FIRST EVER StampingJulie CAS challenge linky party (SJCAS001)! To enter go to the bottom of this post for details and linking instruction. And have fun!!
Here’s the sketch. I purposely did not give you dimensions because I’d prefer you customize your dimensions and have fun with it. I love sketches because it makes creating soooo much easier if you already have a design in mind. It’s kind of the ‘complete pancake mix’ of crafting! Instead of ‘just add water’, ‘just add paper’!! Sometimes I like to just pick up a scrap on my craft table and make it work. I think some of my best work has started that way.
Here’s a close up. I stamped the background flowers from Bloomin’ Marvelous with versamark on the Basic Gray cardstock and then stamped the sentiment in Black StazOn over that. To finish the button, because I don’t like buttons without a finish, I added a rhinestone to the top. A super easy solution to naked buttons!!
And here’s another variation. I used the same More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (not just for Valentine’s Day) and the same Primrose Petals stamped and punched flower, then changed up the background paper, the ribbon and used butterflies.
Can you see that I heat embossed the butterflies on the background? I also stamped and punched a scallop circle to layer under the button.
The StampingJulie CAS Sketch challenge is open all week. (If you don’t have a blog and want to participate, send me your picture and I’ll post it for you. 🙂 And you do not have to use Stampin’ Up! supplies only.) So feel free to enter more than once. My goal is to give you inspiration so you can enjoy your time in your craft room: the stress-free zone!