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.
Today I’m sharing a wonderful thank you card I received from Kristi B. Isn’t it lovely? Sending a handmade thank you card is special. And as a piano teacher the musical theme was an extra special feature.
This is what Kristi said about making this card, “I made the music paper with a stamp and then distressed the edges. It has been one of my favorites. I need to make some more of them.”
You can see after making the background paper that she then matted it with black card stock and off set that on the front of the card, trimming off the edges where it overhangs. I love this idea and the pictures really don’t do this card justice!
I also love the way she used the clip to hang the tag to the card front. So cute! I’ll definitely be using this card design for inspiration! Thanks, Kristi!
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.
Stampin’ Up! is now offering a monthly craft kit subscription that’s perfect for scratching your creative itch in just a few minutes. Every month you’ll receive a kit that includes stamps, ink, paper and accessories, premeasured and pre cut to create a project. This card is from April’s kit that included the supplies to make 4 of these cards.
This is a great monthly Mother/Daughter activity and with the summer months upon us it’s a perfect time to order a couple of subscriptions to get creative with your kids when school is out.
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You’ll notice I didn’t ink up my ‘seriously’ stamp very well, but that’s ok, I think it looks like it’s meant to be that way. And be sure and use the stamps, ink and ideas to create more projects throughout the month.
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I will definitely miss this Just Believe stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I love the silhouette flowers and the simple type of the sentiments. These beautiful images make it super simple to create an elegant greeting card.
To create this card I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I repeatedly stamped the large silhouette flowers with Not Quite Navy. Then I brayered River Rock at the bottom and Baja Breeze from the top, then adding a little Not Quite Navy brayered from the top.
After brayering the background, I used the Label Collection framelit to cut it out this focal panel. To make the ‘just for you’ tag, I embossed the frame and greeting on River Rock cardstock and punched it out with the Large Oval punch.
The white background is embossed with the Big Shot and the Stripes embossing folder. Each layer was adhered to the Whisper White cardstock base with Dimensionals. A little, Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch.
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.
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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I hope my creations help to inspire your creations!
I love this Bakers Twine storage idea. I’m definitely going to do this!!
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I simply stamped the stem and flower, then overlapped the greeting and punched it out with the 2-1/2″ Circle punch. I then layered that on the 3″ square card base and added a tiny pearl accent to the middle of the flower. 3″x 3″ cards fit neatly in the small square gift envelopes.
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