I cannot even tell you how much fun I had playing with these new products!!! Label Love and Mosaic Madness stamp sets with the matching embossing folder and punches, and new colors – Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding, and Coastal Cabana.
Remember my cute niece Danideej from here, here and here. She’s getting married!! I went to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend her bridal shower, and I wanted a special card to include with her gift. I made this card with Danielle in mind.
This card measures 4-1/4″ square. The white panel is 4″ square and embossed with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder. I always trim out my panel first before embossing. If you do it the other way around, you run the risk of damaging the embossing while you’re trimming – so cut first.
I also decorated a standard-sized envelope to match the card by stamping Crisp Cantaloupe three times without reinking which created this shaded design.
This cute, clean card is easy to make with the matching stamps and punch. I simply stamp the mosaics in the colors I wanted and quickly punch them out and adhered them to the embossed background. Easy peasy!
By stamping the Label Love ‘just for you’ twice in Smoky Slate and Crisp Cantaloupe and then punching and trimming, I made this two-tone tag. The natural trim is an unexpected element, which is what I was going for. I love the texture and contrast.
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.
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.
I was busy making congratulation cards with Stampin’ Up!’s Blue Ribbon stamp set when the idea came to me to make a valentine card with this set. Kind of a ‘you’re my #1 Valentine!’ card. Instead of using the scallop top for the blue ribbon I used a die cut heart from the Hearts Collection Framelits Die set.
I also added a rhinestone to the number 1 and backed it with a circle-punched Basic Gray.
A strip of Real Red cardstock behind the ‘xoxo’ paper pattern from the Love Impressions Designer Series Paper adds a little more dimension and separates the two coordinating patterns. (This paper is currently on the clearance rack and is only available while supplies last.)
I created a matching envelope with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. So fun and easy! If you want to learn how I got my pattern straight instead of diagonal on the envelope check out this post with a video tutorial on how to make an envelope.
And I clipped my hubby’s name to the top for a creative way to keep it closed with the adorable heart paper clip available in the Spring catalog. I stamped and embossed his name in white with the Notable Alphabet stamp set. Every crafter should have at least one alphabet stamp set on hand for personlizing projects!
I’m enjoying all the fun comments I’m getting on the blog candy post. It sounds like so many of you have special plans to show the ones you love how much you love and appreciate them! Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts; it’s also a day to show our love for children, grandchildren, friends and coworkers.
Have fun as you make your cards and your treats. And I hope you found a little inspiration today with this Number 1 Valentine Blue Ribbon card.
Here’s another project from the Stampin’ Up! Regional event in Chattanooga. You’ll notice the stamp sets used are the same as were used in the Two Tags Box and Gift Cards project I shared with you last week.
This set of stamped note cards and envelopes are bound together in a lovely vellum pack with loads of playful Calypso Coral Bakers Twine.
This card pack would make agreat gift for a friend. To create the vellum wrap cut a 7-1/4″ square of Vellum cardstock and score the opposite corners with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate at 3-7/8″. Score the remaining two corners at 2-7/8″. Cut the notches out created where the score lines intersect and crease the score lines.
Four note cards and matching envelopes nestle securely inside the vellum folder.
Before wrapping it all up stamp the envelopes to match.
When I finished the Glittery Paper Christmas Tree Card I had these scraps left over to make this little gift card that measures 3″ square. All I had to make was the Gumball Green 3″ square card base and adhere the pieces. The tree was cut out from the tree ‘window’ I created for the Christmas tree card with the paper I embossed with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder and then heat embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder. So it’s shimmery!
I took a square of Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper and created a matching square envelope with my Diagonal Scoring Plate. With that scoring tool it literally takes seconds to make a matching envelope.
And the cool thing is the stripes of that paper are on a diagonal so when I folded up the envelope the stripes were straight across and created a great place to add the recipient’s name. I used the card yesterday when I delivered some Stampin’ Up! product to a friend.
The links to the products I used in this card are below.
Yesterday we celebrated our son Dallin’s birthday. I created this one-layer, clean & simple collage card with Stampin’ Up! stamps from Circle Circus and Wacky Wishes to wish him a happy, happy birthday! We celebrated at P F Chang’s, his birthday dinner choice. (Pictures will be added to facebook later today.)
So how did I create this one-layer card? First I tore a piece of paper to act as a mask. I placed the torn mask to cover the bottom third of the card and sponged the top third with Baja Breeze ink. Then, leaving the mask in place, I stamped various circles from in Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, and Island Indigo. The creative color palette came from the Color Coach!
Finally I lifted the mask and stamped ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Wacky Wishes stamp set in Island Indigo. Then I wrapped Island Indigo Bakers Twine around the card three times and tied it in a knot. I really wanted to tie it in a bow but decided the knot would be more masculine.
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I like to make the envelope extra special so the recipient can anticipate what’s inside. By slipping a piece of scrap paper under the flap I was able to stamp this circle in Lucky Limeade to imitate the design on the card. I find that stamping on the flap is always an easy envelope solution.
Being a 21-year-old young man, he ripped into the envelope like TNT and all the pretty decorating was demolished, but it’s the thought that counts, right?
On the back of his card I stamped my personalized stamp with Lucky Limeade and then added some mom personlization with a Lucky Limeade marker.
The Summer Silhouettes floral images are FABULOUS! And I love the lattice stamp – a lovely design. I worked really hard to keep this simple!! I had to refrain from doing just-a-little-more.
I used the same color scheme as I used on the Butterfly friendship card that is now part of the Blog Candy and yet it is totally different. The colors are Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi and Sahara Sand.
If you look closely you can see the little extra that I did add. Can you see the little sparkly splashes? I stamped the very smallest blossom in a random pattern in versamark and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
Also, this card measures 3-3/4″ by 5-1/2″. I trimmed it a little longer and narrower but it’s still perfect for a standard envelope. I lined this matching envelope with paper from the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.
Things that make me happy! -
Stampin’ Dimensionals – I used 11,yes you read that right, I used 11 dimensionals on the back of the front panel. They make me happy. For heaven’s sake, you get 300 in that little inexpensive pack of dimensionals, why not use them?
Bling – I love the Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It adds glittery goodness to any stamped image!
Celebrating Fathers today with this Lovely As A Tree card. I really enjoyed creating this card for my good husband who will receive it tomorrow. Shhhh - don’t spoil the surprise!
I got very creative with this card and used lots of different techniques. I scored a diagonal plaid design on the Gumball Green card base with my Scoring Tool every 1/2″, then sponged it with Gumball Green to emphasize it even more.
The trees stamp was inked with versamark and then Gumball Green. Before I stamped in on the Whisper White card stock, working quickly, I used the paint brush end of the Garden Green marker to add some darker areas in the trees by tapping the stamp and I used the paint brush end of the Early Espresso marker to paint the tree trunks a deep brown. Can you see the color variations in the picture above?
The reason I inked up with versamark first was to keep my ink moist long enough to add clear embossing powder to heat emboss. I wish you could see the raised embossed image. Because I embossed the trees, the background can now be brayered with ink without damaging the stamped image.
Using torn post it notes to mask the sky line, I brayered the green grass. Then I brayered the sky after removing the mask.
You can also see the leaf stamped in Gumball Green on the front of the Crumb Cake envelope.
By punching a circle out of a large post-it note you can mask the sky to sponge a bright sun in. Then cover the sun with a circle post-it note before brayering the sky.
Card Recipe:Stamps: Lovely As A Tree w-#115026 c-#127793, Teeny Tiny Wishes w-#115370, c-#127802Ink for Trees: Gumball Green#126861, Garden Green marker #119701, Early Espresso marker #119680Ink for Grass: Wild Wasabi #126959, Always Artichoke #126972, Early Espresso #126974(sentiment)Ink for Sky: Dafodil Delight #126944 (sun), Baja Breeze #126960, Bashful Blue #126961Ink for card base: Gumball Green #126861Paper: Whisper White #100730, Early Espresso #119686, Gumball Green #126840Extras: Natural Designer Buttons #127554, Linen Thread #104199, Glue Dots #103683, Top Note Die #113463, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Clear Stampin Emboss Powder #109130, Simply Scored Scoring Tool# 122334, Diagonal Scoring Plate #125586, Brayer #102395, Stamping Sponge #101610
This gift card ensemble features all new product from the just released Stampin’ Up! catalog. The new and lively Floral District Designer Series Paper inspired the color scheme. This month’s newsletter, coming out this week, features the instructions to make this gift card box. Sign up for the newsletter now.
This gift card measures 3″ x 3″ and the custom envelope is made with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate to fit perfectly.
The matching box was created to hold 3-5note cards and envelopes. Don’t you think this little set would make a great gift for a special friend or teacher? This coordinated set is quite simple and quick to put together, yet looks quite impressive.