Party Animal

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today is my daughter’s 28th birthday! Wow how time flies!  We are going to celebrate with her tonight! And although I’m not going to share the birthday card I created for her (just in case she reads this) I will share a fun little birthday card idea with all of you. This particular card was created with several leftover scraps that I had on my crafting table.  My goal this year is to use up my scraps (instead of storing them). 🙂

The card showcases some of the fun color combos and paper from the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. To make this card, start with a piece of Pacific Point cardstock for the base of your card. Now I was using some leftover scrap pieces of the Party Animal DSP so each piece measures about 4-1/2 x 1-1/4 inches. I simply adhered them to the card front as shown; tuck a little doily under the right hand side of the DSP. I ran a few strips of some scrap ribbon down the center of the DSP to cover up the spot in which they overlapped. Stamp the birthday sentiment, using Pacific Point ink, on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with one of your circle framelits; you will need about a 2-1/2 in sized circle. Then cut out a scalloped circle from a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock to “matte” out your sentiment. To give your card a bit of dimension, stamp the sentiment again on a piece of white cardstock, using Emerald Envy ink, and cut out the “Happier Birthday” section and make a little banner. Adhere this across the circle as shown.  It’s a simple way to add two different colored inks to your sentiment!  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few metallic enamel shapes! Enjoy!

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Cupcakes & Carousels

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Hope you are enjoying your week! Today I have some cute projects to share that showcase the Cupcakes & Carousels Product Suite. This particular suite of products is so much fun!  I think my favorite product in this suite is the Designer Series Paper (DSP) as it has such soft color combos in it. You can create a variety of cards with the patterns in the DSP pack.  Let me show you some fun samples!

This first card showcases a more masculine style project. The diamond patterned paper in the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP pack is perfect for creating masculine style cards. To make this card, start with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP with the diamond pattern. Using the Lots of Labels framelits, cut out 3 different sized labels in the following colors:  Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach and Very Vanilla. Just a little tip:  Make sure you choose a label size that fits the sentiment you want to use…then choose the next larger 2 sizes as the mattes. Stamp the circus tent image on the small Very Vanilla cardstock label using Soft Sky ink. Stamp the birthday sentiment directly over the top using Early Espresso ink. Layer all of the pieces together and adhere it to the DSP. I used dimensionals to “pop” up the very vanilla piece. For the finishing touch, wrap a bit of linen thread around the entire piece of DSP a few times and then tie a bow. Adhere the DSP to your card front! Enjoy!

This second project would be great for a child’s birthday! To make this card, start with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 1 x 5-1/4 inch piece of the yellow patterned paper and a 2 x 5-1/4 inch piece of the diamond patterned paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP. Adhere the pieces to the card as shown. Stamp the carousel horse image on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso ink; cut out the image with the appropriate framelit. Cut out a second label framelit using Bermuda Bay cardstock. Adhere these pieces together and then adhere them to the card front, slightly overlapping the DSP.  For the finishing touch, stamp the birthday sentiment on a piece of scrap paper, using Calypso Coral ink. Trim down the paper with the sentiment and create a banner.  Adhere the banner just under the horse. For the finishing touch, embellish with a few peekaboo peach, in color, enamel shapes! Enjoy!

 

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Cool Treats

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Today I wanted to share some fun little birthday cards that I have been working on. The cards showcase some of the fabulous products from the Cool Treats product suite.  I love the vibrant colors used in this suite and, of course, the fun ice cream and popsicle images that come in the stamp set!

To make this card, start with a piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x 5-1/2 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Use the colors from the Product for your stamping:Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake. Start by stamping the birthday sentiments on the right hand side of the card as shown. Sponge some Pool Party ink on the left side of the white cardstock. Stamp the “swirl” of the ice cream cones on scrap pieces of Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder cardstock; use the same color ink as the cardstock for a subtle look. Repeat this process for the crumb cake colored ice cream cone. For the other ice cream cone, stamp the cone image on a scrap piece of whisper white, using Pear Pizzazz ink. Cut out the cone images with the coordinating framelits. Cut a 1/2 inch piece of the blue checker patterned paper from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and adhere it to the top of the white cardstock. Tie a bit of Peekaboo Peach ribbon across the white cardstock; adhere the end pieces around to the back of the white cardstock and then adhere to the center of your card front.  Assemble your ice cream cones and layer them on the left hand side of the card.

Start with a piece of Pool Party cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 3-1/2 inch piece of Watermelon Wonder and adhere it to the center of your card front. Cut a 5-1/4 x 2-1/8 inch piece of the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP (note: cut the paper so that you have 4 horizontal rows of cool treats and 3 vertical rows). Cut a delicate white doily in half and adhere each half to the back of the DSP as shown.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a little sentiment banner.

To make this card, start with a piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the base of your card. Cut 3 different patterns of paper from the DSP pack at the following measurements: 5-1/4 x 1/2 inch, 5-1/4 x 2-1/4 and 5-1/4 x 1-3/4 inches.  Adhere the 1/2 inch piece (the blue checkered pattern) to the left side of the card front. Adhere the ice cream pattern (1-3/4 inch piece) to the right side of the card front.  Then adhere the remaining piece in the middle of and overlapping onto the other pieces.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few different layers of shapes and an ice cream cone! Enjoy!

 

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Balloon Celebration

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a fun little Birthday card idea to share that showcases the Balloon Celebration stamp set! This card was inspired by one of the pretty little projects in the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. Given that Sale-a-bration is right around the corner, I thought that a little “celebration” card was in order!

To make this card, start with a piece of Soft Sky cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp the balloon strings in the center of the cardstock about a 1/2 inch up from the bottom using Smoky Slate ink. Stamp and/or punch out the balloons using the following colors:  Watermelon Wonder, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron and Pink Pirouette. Use the balloon bouquet punch to cut out small and large balloons. Pop up the balloons with dimensionals. Stamp the clouds on the card, as shown, using Soft Sky ink. Stamp the birthday sentiment just below one of the clouds using Smoky Slate ink.  Stamp a few star clusters in random spots on the card using soft sky ink. For the finishing touch, add a bit of silver glitter ribbon across the bottom of the card. Enjoy!

 

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Confetti Style Birthday

birthday confetti embossing folderGood Morning!  Today I have another fun project to share with all of you that showcases some new products in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.  The colors and style of this card was inspired by one of the awesome little projects in the catalog.  This is the new confetti embossing folder and it’s a lot of fun to work with!  I started with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of my card and embossed the front of it with the new confetti embossing folder. Once embossing, I used a sponge dauber to add a variety of different ink colors to the confetti.  Colors such as melon mambo, crushed curry, and mint macaron. The Happy Birthday sentiment and cupcakes are from a new stamp set…and yes, there are coordinating punches to cut out those cupcakes! Wahoo!  I bet you can’t wait to see the new products, right?!? Well the new catalog goes live on January 5th so be sure to come back to my website and you will be able to view it online!  If you want a hard copy of the catalog, simply click on “request a catalog” at the top of my website! Enjoy!

Vintage Guy Greetings

vintage guy greetingsNeed a quick and simple masculine card idea?  Well I have a great little project for you today that fits that description! The project showcases 2 fun products from the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog:  Guy Greetings Stamp Set and the Typeset Designer Series Paper (DSP). Let’s take a look at how to recreate this card.

Start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Sponge some crumb cake ink around the edges of the card base front. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of the black striped paper from the Typset DSP. Tear the to[p and bottom of the striped paper and sponge the edges with a bit of crumb cake ink. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of one of the newsprint patterns from the Typeset DSP. Stamp the old fashioned card onto the newsprint using black ink. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink all over the newprint to give it more of a worn look. Adhere this piece in the center of the striped black DSP paper. Grab a few scrap pieces of very vanilla cardstock and stamp some sentiments on them in black ink. Snip the end of the paper into the shape of a banner and sponge a bit of crumb cake on the edges; then adhere to the card as shown with dimensionals. Easy peasy! Enjoy!

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Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper

Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set

Stamping Sponges

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Giggle Greetings

giggle greetingsGood Morning!  Today I want to share a fun little birthday card created with the Giggle Greetings stamp set.  This particular stamp set has some fun greetings that are sure to make you smile!  My favorite greeting is the one featured on this card…”birthday are like hairballs, the more you have, the more you want to gag”.  I can definitely relate! lol 🙂  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 the birthday cake patterned paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series paper pack. You will be left with a few scrap pieces of DSP once you cut the 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece so grab the larger of the two pieces and cut it down to 4 inches wide.  Use the X pattern (which is the flip side of the cake pattern) and secure this piece across the card front as shown.  Cut a 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock and stamp the “birthdays are like hairballs” greeting onto it using tip top taupe. Color in the cat image using some dark yellow markers (I used delightful dijon and crushed curry). Add a bit of watermelon wonder (or using a red-ish colored marker) to the ears and tongue of the cat. Cut a 3 x 3 inch piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock to serve as a matte for your stamped image. Secure the two pieces together and adhere to your card with dimensionals. For the finishing touch, add a little watermelon wonder bow!  Enjoy!

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Tip Top Taupe 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack

Giggle Greetings Wood Stamp Set

Stampin' Dimensionals

Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim

Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker

2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

Build a Birthday

build a birthday in colorsHave you noticed how many fun products there are in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog? This Build a Birthday stamp set is so adorable!  You can make a cake, candles, presents and so many other fun birthday items with the images in this set! Yes, you really can “Build a Birthday!”  Today’s project showcases an adorable little birthday cake design made with some of the new 2015-2017 In Colors. So let’s take a look at how to make this card…

Start with a a piece of Tip Top Taupe for the base of your card.  Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of mint macaron, a 5 x 3 3/4 inch piece of Watermelon Wonder and a 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch piece of whisper white.  You will do your stamping on the whisper white piece of course!  🙂  Grab the fun images in the Build a Birthday set and start stamping from the bottom up. Stamp the cake platter using Tip Top Taupe, then stamp the layers of the cake in alternating colors. I actually covered up one of the layers of the cake with a small scrap piece of the Cherry on Top designer paper. Stamp the little banner on the top of the cake using the taupe ink and a little sentiment in the corner using watermelon wonder ink. For the finishing touch, add a few in color blossom embellishments. Enjoy!

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Lumberjack Birthday

lumberjackHere’s a fun little stamp set that works well for making more masculine style cards.  The stamp set is called “Wood you be mine?” and, as you can tell, it was actually designed for Valentine’s Day. While that may have been the original intent, I have found if you change up the sentiment the images really work for any occasion. Let’s take a closer look at some of the fun features of this card.

Start out with a piece of whisper white cardstock stamped, in basic gray, with the Hardwood background image. Cut a piece of whisper white cardstock to 2 3/4 x 4 inches and a piece of rich razzleberry cardstock to 3 x 4 1/4 inches. Stamp the lumberjack image on the white cardstock using black memento ink.  I recommend using this ink so that you can color the lumberjack with blendabilities markers or other coloring tools that you may have on hand. However, there is a fun little overlay image in the stamp set that allows you to color in the lumberjacks shirt just by stamping over the shirt with rich razzleberry ink. Once you have colored in the image to your liking, embellish it with a bit of washi tape and a button. Enjoy!

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