Category: Cards

Guest Blogger: Savannah!

savannah's stamped card Introducing a new generation of stampers!  Here’s the card my 3 year old granddaughter sent to me a couple of weeks ago.  And I received the sweetest call yesterday from Savannah thanking me for the little stamped card I sent back to her.

you're neat stamped card She was so excited to get this card that I stamped about five years ago and that was still lying around in my stash.  Isn’t it great to be able to make hand made creations for the special people in your life?  Savannah is already learning that at just 3 years old!

Here’s a couple of new stamp sets I’m looking forward to receiving to use to make cards and projects for the grandkids.

Stampin' Up! Bug Me Stamp Set Bug me Stamp Set clear-#126577, wood-#126575

Stampin' Up! Moving Forward Stamp Set Moving Forward Stamp Set clear-#126322, wood-#126320

Every year Stampin’ Up! creates a set to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities®.  When you purchase the Moving Forward Stamp Set, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the charity.  Purchase yours today and make a difference!

Enjoy!  Julie

betsy's blossoms lots of love

Betsy’s Blossoms Lots of Love Card

betsy's blossoms lots of love This slide card is magical.  From the front you can see the flower peeking through the circle window, but when you open it up a message appears.

betsy's blossoms lots of love detail I made this card before the end of the last catalog period.  The sentiment here is from Curvy Verses which retired last month but is still available as a digital download.  The Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper also retired, but again, it is available as a digital download.  betsy's blossoms flower detail  I love these funky flowers from the Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set.  The stem was created with a white gel pen.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Betsy’s Blossoms #126004 wood , #126006 clear
Paper:  Lucky Limeade #122926, Whisper White #100730
Ink: Rich Razzleberry #126950, Lucky Limeade  #126984, Daffodil Delight #126944
Extras:  1-3/8″ Circle Punch #119860, Scallop Punch #119854, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Rhinestones #119246, White Gel Pen #105021
Betsy's Blossoms Stamp Set
betsy's blossoms midnight muse summer starfruit

Stampin’ Up! Betsy’s Blossoms in In Colors

betsy's blossoms midnight muse summer starfruit I really love this large blossom in the Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set.  It’s such a spectacular image.  And in the rich color of the new In Color Midnight Muse, it’s a definite Wow!

betsy's blossoms midnight muse and summer starfish detail In addition to Midnight Muse,  I used In Colors Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit.  And with the new style firm foam stamp pads, it’s a breeze to stamp dramatic images.

To create the lovely bird, I stamped it twice and snipped out the bird with my paper snips, which was then adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Then I snipped out just the wing on the second bird I stamped and adhered that with a Stampin’ Dimensional to the wing of the first for added depth.

betsy's blossoms summer starfruit midnight muse top note card When you order  new In Color ink pads in a kit you can get a package of coordinating cardstock for free.  Order here now.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Betsy’s Blossoms #126004 wood , #126006 clear
Ink:  Primrose Petals #126858, Midnight Muse #126860, Summer Starfruit #126991
Paper:  Whisper White #100730, Summer Starfruit #126839
Extras:  Top Note Bigz Die #113463, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Paper Snips #103579, Linen Thread #104199, 3/16″ Regals Brads #119737, Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

Last Chance For Vintage Vogue!

  vintage vogue kindness card This lovely Vintage Vogue Stamp Set is going away.  As of midnight tonight, May 31st, MST this stamp set will no longer be available.  The card above was inspired by a sample in a previous catalog and the photobook below was made with Pink Pirouette cardstock and clear envelopes decorated with versamark, Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose inks.

Vintage Vogue Photobook

This is one of the first stamp sets I ordered in clear mount.  Now I order almost all my stamps in clear mount.

Vintage Vogue Stamp Set
Vintage Vogue Stamp Set clear #118598, wood #117690

 The new catalog starts tomorrow, June 1st!  The new products will be online starting at noon MST.  Need a new catalog?  Please send me a message or leave a comment.  Some of you should have already received an e-mail message letting you know your catalog is on its way!

Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! Fifth Avenue Floral

Let’s take another stroll down memory lane.  Here’s another favorite stamp set that is retiring – Fifth Avenue Floral.  Anytime I needed a quick, feminine card this was the go-to set.  Pick a couple of pretty colors, stamp these lovely flowers all over the background, and add a tag (and maybe even a little glitter) and instant lovely card!

Here’s a couple:

To change things up a bit, use colored cardstock with white craft ink.  I think it is such a pretty look.

If you are wondering how to create these backgrounds, I wrote up a how-to in the last newsletter on this process.  (If you missed it, sign up for the mailing list today and it will come to you automatically.)  It’s super quick and easy to do especially after you create the mask the first time.  Just save it with the set and it’s ready for the next time! fifth avenue floral stamp set

Enjoy!  Julie