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.
This Oh, Hello! flower greeting card came together quickly with a sketch and dsp inspiration. The sketch is below and was created from the Easter card I made in March. The designer series paper is part of the new Stampin’ Up! This and That product line. Today and tomorrow you can get the This and That bundle and save 15%!!
I created three cards with this sketch last week: Oh Whale baby card, the Epic Day butterfly thank you card, and the Hello card featured here today. Each card was inspired by the sketch but each looks totally different from the others. That’s what I love about sketches! You have a starting point but the results are unique depending on the materials you use.
For today’s card, I used the colors from the This and That Epic Day dsp and stamped the chevron background in Daffodil Delight. Then I stamped Oh Hello in Black StazOn. I purposely trimmed my dsp so that the Calypso Coral that you see in the upper left corner showed up in my piece.
On a scrap paper I colored in the flower stamp with Calypso Coral and Gumball Green markers then added shadowing with Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze before stamping. I covered the stamped flower with Versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I carefully cut it out with my Paper Snips. I also cut out another blossom from Calypso Coral cardstock and layered that underneath the flower for additional dimension.
I wrapped the die cut oval with Linen Thread by notching the sides with a small paper punch. I added the flower over the thread with Dimensionals and then tied a knot of Linen Thread and glued it to the stem with Multipurpose Liquid glue. It’s a whole lot easier to do it that way than to try to tie a knot around that tiny delicate stem!
I just couldn’t help but fall in love with the Oh, Whale stamp set and this fabulously fun Sunshine & Sprinkles designer series paper! (This stamp set and dsp will be discontinued at the end of May.)
I kept it simple again by using the same card layout from yesterday’s butterfly creation. And the matching whale sizzlit die makes it a snap to cut this little baby out. I added a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to highlight this cute Melon Mambo creature, and after trimming it out with the coordinating Happy Whale clearlit die, I popped it up with dimensionals. (A clearlit die is a die with a window for perfect placement.)
I also added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter sporadically to the ‘waves’ in the paper. I stamped ‘hello baby’ from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in coordinating Pretty in Pink (a color retiring next month).
This butterfly card also includes the Elegant Lines embossing folder which is on the retiring list and will no longer be available after the supplies are depleted. I love this embossing folder and I’m sad to see it go. You can view more projects made with this embossing folder here, here and here.
I used an Easter card to inspire today’s creation. By using the basic design of a previous project it is easy way to be inspired and quickly design a new card! And no one will guess you are copying off yourself!
The This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper inspired my color choices. To create the butterfly, I used the ‘rock n roll’ technique. First I inked up the stamp with Daffodil Delight and then rolled the it in Calypso Coral before stamping. This stamp works perfectly with the Elegant Butterfly punch and I also layered the butterfly on a punched Basic Gray butterfly.
I love this Bakers Twine storage idea. I’m definitely going to do this!!
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I was able to customize this birthday card with the new Designer Typeset clear stamps. Did you notice the name in the banner at the top? These clear stamps are great for placing your letters and stamping right where you want to. And they are pliable so I could curve my banner too.
The bright colors are compliments of the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper which is available for FREE with a Sale-a-bration order. But the sale ends today so act quickly! I love this paper because it’s so bright and cheery and the patterns coordinate so well together. I just used both sides of the paper to get that playful look.
A couple of silver brads hold the contrasting strip of Sycamore Street dspin place. The dark Island Indigo color is perfect for a masculine card. I also kept the stamping unfussy so even with the lively patterns it still has a masculine feel.
I can hardly believe that Sale-a-bration ends in 2 days! When Sale-a-bration ends, this Vine Street embossing folderwill go away too. This is one of the three cards we made during the stamp camp over the weekend. Super cute and super easy! I love punch art bunnies. This one is created with two punches of the Small Oval punchand a couple of punches of the smallest petal from the Blossom Petals Builder punch.
Happy Easter is stamped from the Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Setand punched out with the Word Window punch. After you punch it out you can feed one end of it into the bottom of the punch and shorten the strip, which is what I did here.
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.
These simple little gift cards are made so easily with the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the coordinating Blossom punch. And the added little butterfly from the Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set…well, you can’t go wrong with a butterfly. Especially a butterfly that is so easily punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch!
I have been waiting for an opportunity to break out this fun bitty butterfly paper from the Patio Party Designer Series Paper pack and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. All those adorable little butterflies in trendy colors flitting all over the dark Midnight Muse page – yum! I used the colors from the paper – Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit and Baja Breeze – for the rest of the elements on the card.
On the interior I stamped off a Baja Breeze blossom and added the ‘oh happy day’ sentiment with Summer Starfruit.
Here’a another similar gift card using the Sale-a-bration exclusive Sycamore Street Designer Paper and the Ribbon and Button Pack. The big blossom on this card is stamped in Tangerine Tango to match the paper and topped with a scallop circle of Baja Breeze and a coordinating Island Indigo ribbon knot. I used a glue dot to attach this bit of ribbon, which is a whole lot easier than punching holes and trying to tie a neat knot in that little scallop circle!
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.