50th Anniversary Cards

This year my parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! I can’t believe it! WOW! Where has the time gone? Since this is such a special milestone, we decided to throw them a surprise anniversary party! We can’t let this special occasion go by unnoticed, right?  Their anniversary is July 1st so I knew I had to work fast to get the invitations created and out in the mail.  Of course, I had to use the traditional gold color on their invites. I have lots of gold too…gold glimmer paper…gold embossing powder…gold vellum…it seemed like way too many options! So I pulled out all of my gold supplies and began putting together a few different designs. Here’s what I came up with…

I can so much fun creating these!  Now that I had designed a few prototypes, I had to choose one of them!  I think that was the most difficult decision!  Each one of these cards was so pretty and unique. However, I decided to go with the first one!  It was the easiest to create and, since I had to make 30 of them, it seemed like the best choice!

Now I mentioned at the beginning of this post that this was a surprise party. Well, unfortunately we had to spoil the surprise when we learned they were planning to go out of town for their anniversary! Whew!  Good thing we caught them early enough before they planned the vacation! They will still go out of town…they now plan to do it after the party!

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Daisy Delight & Color Theory

Are you getting excited about the NEW Stampin’ Up! catalog?  I sure am!  It has been such an exciting week!  I had the opportunity to play with some of the new products and they are just absolutely amazing!  There are two products, in particular, that I have been playing with this week…Daisy Delight and Color Theory Designer Series Paper (DSP). So many fun things that you can do with both of them!  Here’s a sneak peek of a few projects I created…

The cards feature the Daisy Delight stamp set, and coordinating punch, as well as the Color Theory Designer Series Paper.  They were quick and simple to create!  A really love that I can use product suites together as the colors coordinate so well! The new catalogs have been shipped out and I bet many of you have already received them!  If you haven’t received them or would like a catalog, please message me at stamptasticdesigns@gmail.com and I will pop one in the mail to you! You definitely want to get your hands on this catalog!

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Triple Layer Card

Are you looking for simple, yet, unique card ideas? Well, today I want to share one of those card ideas with all of you. It features a technique that involves stamping images over three different layers of cardstock and then matting out those images. This stamping and matting technique gives the images on your card depth and dimension.

While this is a very simple technique, it’s much easier to teach it to you through a hands on demonstration. So…I have put together a little video tutorial for you! This tutorial provides you will all of the measurements, tips and tricks you need to know to create a Triple Layer Card. Enjoy!

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Helping Me Grow

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Since the Stampin’ Up! retirement sale is in full swing I thought I would share some fun project ideas with those stamp sets that will be retiring!  Today’s project showcases the Helping Me Grow stamp set and a fun way to use your watercolor pencils…without doing any watercoloring! 🙂

You can re-create this card using any pretty patterned papers that you have on hand, just coordinate the colors to match your patterned papers. I decided to use neutral colors. To make this card, start with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of the Early Espresso Designer Series Paper (DSP) and adhere it to the top of the card front.  This DSP is one of the patterns from the Neutrals pack.   Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. Stamp the flower image from the Helping Me Grow stamp set on the bottom of the cardstock using Early Espresso ink. Stamp a sentiment. Grab a white pencil…the Watercolor Pencils work fabulous for this!  Color in the petals of the flower using the white pencil. Tear the top part of the Crumb Cake cardstock, on an angle, and sponge some Early Espresso ink around all of the edges. Adhere to the card front; it will overlap onto the DSP.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few pearls. That’s it!  Easy peasy!

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Tool Box Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Today I have a fun masculine themed card to share with all of you. I have a lot of “handy” men in my family so I wanted to design something different for them. I have seen a few tool box card ideas on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to create one!

This card is easier to create than it looks! I promise! To make This card, start with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of your card. Take the Classic Label punch and use it to make a groove across the bottom of the card. Cut a 1 x 4, 1-1/2 x 4 and 2 x 4 inch piece of Real Red cardstock. Emboss each of the pieces with the sparkle textured embossing folder (or if you have a diamond plate embossing folder that would be perfect)! These pieces will be the drawers for the tool box. Cut three (3) 1/2 x 4 inch pieces of black cardstock and adhere them to the top of each drawer using a bit of SNAIL or other adhesive. Using the Nailed It Bundle, stamp a variety of tools and a sentiment on a piece of silver foil paper or cardstock. Note:  You will need to use black Staz-On ink to stamp on the silver foil. Cut all of the tools and sentiment out using the Builder Framelits. Set aside until you assemble the cart and drawers.  Punch out two 3/4 inch circles from black cardstock and adhere to the bottom of the card (these will serve as your wheels). Use the left over silver pieces (from cutting out the nut) as the center for your wheels. You will have to cut out an extra one so you have a center for both wheels. Adhere the wheels to the card before you add the drawers. Add dimensionals to the back of each of the drawers and adhere them to the card front starting at the top with the smallest drawer and working your way to the bottom.  The bottom drawer will overlap onto the wheels. Now, randomly adhere the tools to the tool box using glue dots.  That’s it!  Enjoy!

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Tie Dyed

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Hope you had a wonderful week!  Happy Friday!  The Stampin’ Up! Retirement sale is underway and, of course, I am in awe at the amount of items that are retiring!  I am always surprised and a little sad to see some of my favorite products retire.  But that just means that there is more room for some NEW products…which is always exciting!  Well today I want to share a little project I created with a few of the retiring stamp sets in the Occasions Catalog!  If you love the “tie dyed” look then you are gonna love this card.

To make this card, start with a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the base of the card.  Cut a 5-1/4 x 3-1/2 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Grab a Styrofoam plate or plastic container and one baby wipe! Yes, a baby wipe! Lay the baby wipe on the plate and randomly drop the following ink colors on the baby wipe:  Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Sweet Sugarplum. The baby wipe, with the ink, becomes your ink pad!  Now simply ink up the background stamp by pushing it down into the ink on the baby wipe, then stamp it on your cardstock. Repeat this process for the little heart images. Cut a 5-1/4 x 1 inch piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock…gently tear the cardstock in half so you end up with a rough edge and adhere it to the bottom part of the white cardstock. Adhere the entire piece to your card front. Stamp a little t-shirt using the Custom Tee stamp set and adhere to the cards as shown with a few dimensionals. For the finishing touch, embellish with some of the In Color enamel shapes. Enjoy!

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Dragonfly Dreams

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Hope you had a wonderful start to your week!  Today I have quick and simple little card idea that showcases the Dragonfly Dreams bundle of products. I decided to cut one of the dragonfly images from a piece of Gold Glimmer paper!  The picture really doesn’t do it justice…it’s so much more sparkly in person but I’m sure you get the idea!

To make this card, start with a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock for the base of your card. I coordinated the color of the cardstock with the color of the designer paper that I was using. So if you decide to re-create this card with some of the pretty patterned papers YOU have on hand, then simply change out the color of the cardstock to coordinate with your papers. Next, I cut a 3-3/4 x 5 inch piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and adhered it to the center of the card front. Cut a 3 x4 inch piece of your favorite patterned paper and adhere it to the Chocolate Chip cardstock as shown. Cut a 1 x 3-3/4 inch piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock, stamp a little sentiment on it, using Chocolate Chip ink, and adhere it across the bottom of the patterned paper.  Cut out a dragonfly, using the thinlits in the bundle, from a piece of gold glimmer paper. Adhere the gold sparkly dragonfly to the center of the patterned paper as shown. For the finishing touch, embellish wth a few metallic enamel shapes. Enjoy!

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter from our family to yours!

Sending you peace, love and Easter Blessings.

Hope you had a wonderful day!

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Star Blast

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Today I have some fun little projects to share with you that showcase the Star Blast Edgelits! I have been having a blast (pun intended) using these dies to create some gorgeous cards for my team members!  I decided to use “bronze” and “silver” to create the cards because it represents different levels of achievements for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. I had several team members promote to bronze elite and silver levels so it was so fun to coordinate cards and gifts for them!

To make the “Silver” card, start with a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp a little congratulatory sentiment on the bottom of your card using Smoky Slate ink. Using the Star Blast Edgelit, cut out the silver star blast from a piece of silver foil paper and adhere it to the middle of your card using a few glue dots.  Cut a 1-1/4 x 4 inch piece of silver glimmer paper and adhere it over the bottom portion of the star blast die cut as shown. For the finishing touch, embellish the card with the little stars that are left over from cutting out the Star Blast image! Super simple and it looks so cool!  This is the perfect card for a graduation or to celebrate any type of accomplishment!  Plus this star blast die is part of the Stampin’ Up retirement sale so you can pick it up at a super price! Enjoy!

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Simple Fun Fold Card Idea

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a fun fold card idea to share with all of you that’s…well…FUN!  Fun folds should be fun, right?  This one is super simple and easy to create!  I love making fun fold cards!  There are all different kinds…some have a lot of steps and some are pretty simple!  The one I am sharing today packs a bit of a WOW but is very quick and easy to put together.  Watch the video tutorial and see for yourself 🙂 Enjoy!

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