Hey Chick

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Today I want to share a fun little project created with the “Hey Chick” Sale-a-bration stamp. This is the most popular Sale-a-bration stamp set!  Just an FYI…there are less than 2 weeks left of Sale-a-bration so be sure to take advantage of all of the amazing products and deals!

I decided to make it a little vintage style card so I hope you enjoy it! To make this card, start with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. Randomly stamp some of the images from the Timeless Texture stamp set around the outside of the Crumb Cake cardstock using Crumb Cake ink.  Stamp the bushy haired chick in the open spaces on the cardstock. Stamp the chick on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut it out with one of the oval framelits and sponge it with a bit of Crumb Cake ink. Run a piece of Very Vanilla Trim across the center of the Crumb Cake cardstock and secure the entire piece to the front of the card. Cut out a scalloped oval framelit using Blushing Bride cardstock. Adhere the two ovals together and secure to the middle of the Crumb Cake cardstock. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Trim and tie it in a knot, trim the ends and adhere to the card with a glue dot.   For the finishing touch, stamp a sentiment on a 1/2 inch piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, trim the end into a little banner and adhere it to the card as shown. Enjoy!


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Beautiful Birdcage

Hello Stampin’ Friends! I am soooo excited to share this project with you today!  In case you may not know, I love vintage and antiques so that’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the Builder Birdcage set in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog! I have lots of ideas for this set but one of the things I really wanted to do with the Birdcage was put flowers in it!  Yes, I know it’s suppose to have birds but I think you will really like the flowery look much better 🙂

To make this card, start with a piece of Soft Suede cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inch piece of Mint Macaron cardstock and a 3 x 4-3/4 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock. On the white cardstock, stamp the three images to create the birdcage; use Soft Suede ink. Next, grab one of your favorite flowery stamp sets. I recommend using a set that has small flowers. I used the new host set called Thankful Life. There are three images in the set that, when stamped together, create a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Stamp each of the three images in a different color; I used Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and So Saffron. Stamp a little sentiment on the white cardstock. Adhere the Mint Macaron and White cardstock pieces on the Soft Suede card front as shown (offset them a bit for a fun look). For the finishing touch, embellish the birdcage with some small pearls. Enjoy!


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Love Blossoms Series ~ Project #7

Love Blossoms Card 5Here is project #7 in the Love Blossoms Series. The color combination, crochet trim and embellishments give this project a bit of vintage flair.  To make this project, start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of the flowery crumb cake colored pattern from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Adhere a white paper doily to the top of the DSP and secure it to the card front. Grab one of the gold metallic doilies from the Love Blossom Embellishment kit and secure it to the center of the paper doily with a bit of snail adhesive. Then simply embellish the gold doily! Most of the ribbon and embellishments came from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit; although I did add a bit of Venetian Crochet Trim as well. For the sentiment, simply stamp your favorite one on a scrap piece of white cardstock; snip the end into a banner and tuck it in among the embellishments! Enjoy!

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Monocromatic Butterfly Basics

Butterflies are my absolute favorite images and embellishments for cards. They are always at the top of my wish list! The butterfly basics bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s  Spring Occasions Catalog is absolutely GORGEOUS!  And this little bundle has been a hot commodity in the stampin’ world! In fact, it has been so popular that Stampin’ Up! ran out of sets so we couldn’t order them for weeks!  But the good news is that the butterfly basics bundle is coming back tomorrow!  Yes, you can order it again on April 15th! WAHOO!!  So now I can start sharing all of the beautiful project ideas you can create with this set!  Like this one…butterfly basics naturalTo make this card, start with a piece of very vanilla cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of crumb cake cardstock…this is the piece that you will do all of the stamping on. Grab those beautiful images from the butterfly basics stamp set and some crumb cake ink. I used the same color ink as the paper so that I could achieve a subtle background for this project. Once I stamped all of the background images, I did stamp the sentiment in early espresso ink as I wanted that to stand out a bit more from the background.  To embellish the card, simply cut a few strips of venetian crochet trim and the naturals chevron ribbon. Secure these pieces to the front of your card as shown and then wrap the ribbon around to the back of the crumb cake cardstock…then secure the entire crumb cake piece to your very vanilla card base.  For the finishing touch, use one of the thinlits and cut out a beautiful butterfly with early espresso cardstock, adhere it with a glue dots and embellish with a few pearls! Beautiful, hey? Enjoy!

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Vintage Butterfly

artisan embellishments 11This is, by far, my favorite creation this month!  A vintage style card made with the Butterfly Basics bundle and materials from the Artisan Embellishment kit. There is just something so elegant about vintage style projects and this one was super simple and fun to make! Wanna re-create it? Well here is what you need to do…

Start with a piece of blushing bride cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of the Typeset Designer Series Paper (DSP) or stamp your own “paper” with the Dictionary background stamp. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of crumb cake cardstock and tear it on an angle as shown.  It’s the torn look that really accents this card. Stamp some of the vintage images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set using crumb cake ink. Punch out a decorative label from the Typeset DSP. Cut a little piece of a paper doily from the Artisan Embellishment kit. Stamp the adorable little butterfly, in blushing bride ink, on a scrap piece of very vanilla paper and cut it out with the coordinating framelit. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink on all of these pieces:  the crumb cake cardstock, butterfly, decorative label, DSP, and paper doily. The sponging gives everything a worn or tattered look. Once all of your sponging is complete, then layer all of the pieces as shown.  Tie a bit of linen thread around the crumb cake cardstock before your secure the butterfly. Enjoy!

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Vintage Banners

At the beginning of this week I shared one of my favorite vintage card creations from one of my monthly card classes. Today, I want to share another vintage creation that ranks right up there on my list of favorites! The variety of gold products offered in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog really provides some great options for designing vintage style cards! You can check out all of the new products in the 2014 Occasions Catalog by visiting http://bit.ly/1fdsbQs

To make this card, start 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…this is the piece you will do a variety of stamping and embossing on. I started by embossing the music notes in gold. The music notes are not a clear or wood mount stamp; they are actually mounted to a stampin’ wheel and rolled onto a project. I simply rolled the stampin’ wheel on the versa mark pad and then rolled the music notes on my paper and heat embossed them in gold. 

For the background, I stamped one of the Gorgeous Grunge images using crumb cake ink and then sponged a bunch of different colors onto the cardstock…colors such as soft sky, crisp cantaloupe and so saffron. The card is embellished with a paper doily sponged with a bit of crumb cake ink, some gold washi tape and a vintage faceted button.  The elegant butterfly is layered with gold vellum and a piece of the watercolor wonder designer series paper. The banner comes from the Perfect Pennants stamp set. I love the elegance of this card!  Do you enjoy vintage style cards or the hip & trendy style cards?

Vintage Doily

This is one of the favorites from Saturday’s card class! A vintage card embellished with a bit of gold!  As soon as I saw all of the gold products in the Occassions Catalog I knew I wanted to use them to embellish my favorite style of cards…vintage!

To make this card, start with a piece of blusing bride cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of crumb cake cardstock and heat emboss it with the big doily stamp. I used clear embossing powder for a more subtle look on the crumb cake cardstock. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink on one of the white paper doilies. 

Using a sheet of the typewritten “words” from the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (DSP), punch out a 2 1/2 inch circle and sponge it with crumb cake ink as well. Secure these pieces to the left side of the card. Rough up the edges of the card using a distressing tool. Wrap a piece of the gold baker’s twine around the left side of the card, over the top of the paper doily and DSP, tie a little bow. Heat emboss a few of the petite petals and a little sentiment using gold embossing powder….cut them out with the coordinating punch and framelits. Don’t forget to stamp a pink flower too using blushing bride ink. Secure these pieces as shown with a few dimensionals…oh, and don’t forget to add a little gold brad in the center of the pink flower!  Love this vintage card!  Hope you enjoyed it!

Vintage Tea Party

Have you noticed that most of my posts lately are not vintage style projects?  I know… shocking, hey? Well today I am breaking that little streak and posting an adorable little vintage card I put together for an upcoming class.  This card was inspired by a swap I received in July.  I changed out some of the papers and used a different stamp set but the overall layout is the same.

To make this card, start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base. Randomly stamp the gorgeous grunge splatter on the base of the card using crumb cake ink. Then, stamp the scalloped looking image from the Vintage Tea Party set towards the bottom left hand side of the card. I cut a 2 x 3 inch piece of soft suede cardstock and stamped in soft suede ink with the vintage stampin’ wheel. Cut a 3 x4 inch piece of  very vanilla cardstock. Place this piece on the big shot and cut out a small oval…just large enough for any stamped image you plan to showcase in there. Cut a piece of pink pirouette cardstock a bit smaller than the 3 x 4 inch piece of vanilla…this is the piece you will stamp your image on.  I stamped the beautiful little  vintage pitcher and flowers using soft suede ink and then mounted it within the oval. I added a little sentiment and, of course, a butterfly to embellish it. Once I put the entire card together, I added a bit of dazzling details to the flowers in the pitcher.  What do you think?

Vintage ~ Postage Collection

Here’s a beautiful vintage card inspired by one of the swaps I received at the Stampin’ Up! convention. Since I do not have all of the stamps and supplies that were used on the original swap I received, I had to change up quite a few things. I am a vintage fan so of course I had to share this card with all of you. 🙂 

I started with a piece of soft suede cardstock for the base of this card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Soho Subway designer paper to serve as the background. Next, we stamped the post card image onto a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock and just trimmed it down. Then we randomly stamped images from the postage collection stamp set using crisp cantaloupe and soft suede ink. The card is embellished with a bit of ribbon and an antique brad. Great card and super fun to make!

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