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.