Awesomely Artistic In Colors

awesomely artistic in colorsGood Morning!  Today I have another project to share which showcases some of the beautiful images in the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.  This project is very similar to the one I shared with all of you last week. Well, it’s similar in the sense that I used the same stamping, embossing and sponging technique. But this card is clearly different in the way I used the images from the stamp set as well as the color scheme. Let’s take a closer look at how to make this card.

Start with a piece of mint macaron cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Randomly stamp some of the fun images from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set all over the white cardstock using two colors of ink:  Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe. Once you have completed your stamping, emboss the cardstock with the brick wall embossing folder. Next, grab a sponge dauber and begin rubbing the taupe ink on the bricks.  I recommend that you rub the dauber across the bricks (don’t dab it) as it will provide a smoother and more aged look on your card. Stamp the large flowery image from the set onto a piece of scrap white paper using mint macaron ink…then “fussy cut” the flowers (cut them out by hand). Secure these flowers to the center of your card as shown. Stamp the little sentiment on a scrap piece of paper and cut it out by hand as well. Secure it to the center of your flowers. And that’s it!  Enjoy!

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Build a Birthday with Washi Tape

I have another fun Build A Birthday project for you today!  This time I decided to use washi tape to create some of the candles; although I did do a bit of stampin’ too…just a bit. :)cherry on top build a birthday wood elementsTo make this card, start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of the Cherry on Top Designer paper to serve as your background. Cut a 2 3/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white and a 3 x 4 1/4 inch piece of watermelon wonder cardstock. You will use the watermelon wonder piece to matte out the stamped images on the white cardstock. You can either stamp the fun rectangular images from the build a birthday set or you can cut a few pieces of the Cherry on Top washi tape to serve as your candles. Once you have the candles on your cardstock, stamp a little yellow flame on the top of each of them. Next, grab one of the fun wood elements and secure it over the top of the candles with a few glue dots. For the finishing touch, add half of a silver doily to the project as shown. Enjoy!

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Cottage Greetings

Today I want to talk about “kit” projects. Of course I love to create projects from scratch; I enjoy designing, picking out colors, playing around with layouts, cutting papers, etc. But I also love going to classes and stamp parties where all of that is already done for me! That’s what “kit” projects have to offer. Everything is pre-cut and ready to go for you to assemble. No searching for ideas on pinterest or spending a couple of hours designing, everything you need to create some fun projects is right there for you in the kit!  And there are some adorable kits out there, like this one called Cottage Greetings.cottage greetingsThis particular kit caught my eye right away when I saw it in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog. I loved the colors, papers and layout…and the price!  The kit is $16.00 and comes with all of the materials you need to create 15 beautiful cards with coordinating envelopes!  That’s a little over $1 per card!  Where are you going to pick up a greeting card this beautiful for $1? :)  Now the kit doesn’t come with the stamp set or ink, you have to purchase that separately.  There is a Cottage Greetings stamp set in the new catalog but you can also use any stamp set you have on hand because the only thing you need to stamp on these cards is a greeting!  I highly recommend this kit!  The projects are quick, simple and beautiful. You will absolutely love it! Enjoy!

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Build a Birthday ~ Candles

cherry on top build a birthdayHave you seen all of the wonderful projects you can put together with the Build a Birthday stamp set? If you are on pinterest then I am sure you have seen them.  This particular set is so versatile! You can create birthday cakes, candles and presents with the images in this set. Simply adorable! For this particular project, I decided to use those rectangular images to create some birthday candles. Let’s take a closer look at how to make this card.

Start with a piece of the watermelon wonder cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of the Cherry on Top Designer Paper pack. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of watermelon wonder cardstock and a 2 3/4 inch x 3 3/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp the rectangle images on your cardstock so they look like candles. I used pool party, bermuda bay and watermelon wonder ink. Stamp the flames using delightful dijon ink. Once you have stamped your images on the white paper matte it out with the 3 x 4 inch piece of watermelon wonder paper and adhere to the center of your card.  For the finishing touch, add one of the natural wood elements using a few glue dots. Enjoy!

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Awesomely Artistic

Good Morning and Happy Monday!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I actually had a bit of time to play around with some new products this past weekend and I have a beautiful project to share with you today.  The project showcases some of the gorgeous images in the new Awesomely Artistic stamp set.  This set was at the top of my new catalog wish list along with the brick wall embossing folder. And the combination of the two on this project is, well, awesomely artistic! Let’s take a closer look at how to make this card.awesomely artisticStart with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Grab the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and randomly stamp some of the beautiful images onto the white cardstock. The ink colors on this card include old olive, calypso coral, delightful dijon and crumb cake. Once you have stamped the images you would like on the white cardstock, emboss it with the brick wall embossing folder. Next, grab a sponge dauber and rub crumb cake ink all over the bricks. This gives the project a more rustic or worn look. For the finishing touches, stamp the sentiment and the dragonfly on a scratch piece of paper and cut them out by hand. Adhere them to the card with dimensionals. This was such a fun card to make. Enjoy!

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You’ve Got This My Friend

Good Morning! Today I have one last project to share with you (for now) which showcases the You’ve Got This stamp set. The project was created with two different shades of purple: Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant; a fun little Ombre style card. Let’s take a look at how to make it!youve got this wisteria wonderStart with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of wisteria wonder cardstock and emboss it with the polka dots embossing folder. Cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Start by stamping the linen image, using wisteria wonder ink, onto the cardstock. Next, stamp the flowery image on top of the linen image using elegant eggplant. Tear the left side of the cardstock as shown in the pic. Stamp a little sentiment on the top left as shown. You can use any sentiment you like! Cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of elegant eggplant and tear one side; adhere it to the right side of the whisper white piece. Cut a paper doily in half and adhere it to the left side of your whisper white piece as shown above. For the final step, simply adhere all of the pieces to your card base and enjoy!

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Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Bohemian Style Friendly Wishes

bohemian friendly phrasesFather’s Day is this weekend! I bet most of you have already designed your Father’s Day card, right? Well if you are still trying to figure out what to make, I have a great masculine style card idea for you today! This card features the Friendly Wishes stamp set as well as the Bohemian Washi Tape and Designer Paper.  Let’s take a look at how to make it!

Start with a piece of very vanilla cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock and emboss it with the Boho Chic folder. Cut a 4 x4 inch piece of one of the fun patterns from the Bohemian Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack (Note: I cut my piece at 3 1/2 x 4 inches as I was following the pattern of the paper). Now, use one of the 3 colors of Bohemian Washi Tape; choose the color based on the piece of DSP you are using. Run the washi tape across the DSP, as shown in the pic, to give your DSP a whole new pattern and look to it! Next, stamp your sentiment on a piece of scrap white paper and punch it out with the 2 inch circle punch. Punch out a 2 3/8 inch scallop circle using Bermuda Bay cardstock and a 2 1/2 inch circle using Delightful Dijon cardstock. Note: If you are making this as a Father’s Day or more masculine style card, then I would leave out the 2 3/8 inch scalloped circle as shown in the pic. Layer all of the circles together and adhere to the DSP with dimensionals. Enjoy!

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You’ve Got This ~ Fussy Cutting

In colors Taupe and Watermelon you got thisJust can’t seem to put down this new stamp set!  Yes, I have another project to share with you today which showcases the You’ve Got This stamp set. Of course I had to use two of the five new colors too! New Stamp Set + New Colors = Loads of Fun!  So let’s take a look at how to make this card.

Start with a piece of Tip Top Taupe for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of watermelon wonder and whisper white. Cut 2 pieces of the Tip Top Taupe lace trim and wrap it around the top and bottom of the watermelon wonder piece securing it to the back of the cardstock with a bit of adhesive; secure this piece to your card base right away. Next, stamp the large linen image on the whisper white cardstock using Tip Top Taupe ink and tear the top and bottom of the 4 inch side. Secure this piece to your card so that the tore edges overlap onto the lace trim. Grab another piece of whisper white cardstock just large enough to fit the flower image. Using watermelon wonder ink, stamp the flower on this scrap piece of white cardstock and “fussy cut” the image…in other words, cut the flower image out by hand. Secure the flower to the linen background using dimensionals. Grab another scrap piece of white paper and stamp a little sentiment on it using the Tip Top Taupe ink; punch out the image with the decorative label punch and trim off the right side of the decorative label so that it is flush with your background. Enjoy!

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Bohemian Washi Tape Card

bohemian washi tapeSo how much washi tape do you have lying around your craft area?  If you’re like me, you have lots! There are some really cute washi tape designs out there and I seem to feel the need to get them all! :)  So I have been busy play around with different ways to use washi tape. If you need quick and simple cards, this particular design is for you! It’s quick and simple plus it’s a great way to use up some of that washi tape you have on hand.

For this particular project, I started with a piece of white cardstock for the base of my card.  I recommend that you use white or a neutral color for your base, that way you can stamp your image right on the card base…that’s what helps make this card simple and quick to put tog002ether. Stamp a sentiment in the lower right hand corner of the white cardstock using ink that coordinates with your washi tape. In this case, I used blackberry bliss ink. Next, grab 3 different colors of washi tape and run them across the front of your card on a slight angle as shown in the pic. Tear off strips of the washi tape and let them hang over the card as shown in the pic on the right. You can leave a little space in between the strips of washi or layer them side by side. Once you have the washi tape on the card, simply snip off the excess with your scissors. That’s it, your done!  Enjoy!

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