Garden In Bloom

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  I hope you are planning some fun, crafty things for this weekend!  Today I want to share some pretty little cards that were actually inspired by this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit called Bunny Buddies. Now you might be wondering why that kit inspired these cards? Well the kit contained these beautiful colors and some fun bunny ears.  I actually took the bunny ears, cut off the tip, and used them to create a little flower pot!  Fun, hey?  You can accomplish the same thing but trimming down an “oval” shape so that it’s flat on the top and bottom (instead of pointy).

The idea for the color combo used on these cards came from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper pack. Sweet Sugarplum and Peakaboo Peach work so well together!  The green leaves were stamped with Always Artichoke. You will choose a color for your card base: either a piece of Sweet Sugarplum or Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  Hint:  I used the same color cardstock for the base of my card as I did to stamp the flower image.

Cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum for the base of the card. Cut two (2) 1 x 5-1/4 inch pieces of the Peekaboo Peach colored pattern from the Playful Palette DSP pack. Adhere them to each side of the cardfront; about 1/4 inch away from the side (so that you have some of the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock showing). Cut a 3 x 5-1/4 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock. This is the piece you will do your stamping on. Using the images from the Garden in Bloom stamp set, stamp the stem of the flower first, using Always Artichoke (or some type of green ink). Stamp the leaves. Then stamp the flower using Sweet Sugarplum ink. Cut out a medium sized oval from the same patterned paper that you used for the sides of the card, snip off the top and bottom so that it resembles a flower pot. Adhere it over the stem. Adhere the entire white piece in the center of your card front and overlapping it onto the 1 inch pieces of DSP. For the finishing touch, add a little sentiment and a few enamel dots! Enjoy!

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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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Designer Tee

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I want to showcase a fun little bundle of products called Custom Tee and the coordinating Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Designer Tee that you can earn for FREE.  There are soooo many possibilities with this bundle! Of course my favorite sayings are the stamping related ones. I have been busy creating some fun cards, like this, for my new stampin’ team members.”When in doubt, STAMP.”  Love it! Such a great little saying!

Now I used all of the 2016-2018 In Colors on this card but you can choose any color combo you like!  To make this card, start with a piece of Peekaboo Peach for the base of the card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock. Randomly stamp the phrase “When in Doubt Stamp” all over the background of the card. Alternate ink colors for a fun look! Stamp a few flower images in the background as well. Sponge a bit of Peekaboo Peach in the center of the card as this helps soften the background a bit. Adhere a metallic doily to the right side of the card as shown. Cut or punch out a circle shape from Peekaboo Peach cardstock and adhere it to the center of the doily. On a scrap piece of white cardstock, stamp the tee shirt, decorate it up and cut it out with the coordinating framelit. Adhere it to the center of the circle using a few dimensionals. For the finishing touch, embellish the card with some rhinestones. Enjoy!

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Love Notes

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Are you having a fun crafty week?  Today I have a fun little project that is sure to get you in the craftin’ mood! It showcases the Sealed with Love stamp set and the Love Notes framelit dies. Although Valentine’s Day has come and gone, this bundle of products is fun to use all year long!  It can be used for all sorts of love themed events like anniversaries or weddings. It can also be used to send a little love note to someone…just because.

To make this card, start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock and emboss it with the Falling Hearts embossing folder. Adhere this piece to the top part of your white card front. Cut two 3/4 x 4 inch pieces of your favorite designer series paper. For this card, I used some of the Sending Love Designer Series Paper (DSP). Adhere the strips of DSP across the bottom part of the 4 x 4 embossed pink piece. Slightly overlap the pieces. Cut out two little love note envelopes using the framelit and the DSP. The framelit cuts and scores the envelopes which makes it super simple to put together. Stamp the “Love Notes” and a set of hearts on a scrap piece of white cardstock, cut them out with the coordinating framelit and tuck one in each envelope. Adhere the envelopes to the card front as shown. Glue dots work perfect for putting the envelopes together.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few wooden hearts from the Sending Love Embellishments. Enjoy!

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Big Shot

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May Flowers

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  I have Spring on my mind and Winter in my yard.  Yep, we got a few inches of snow here in Wisconsin today. Good thing I can enjoy a bit Spring in my craft room!  Today I have a fun little card to share that showcases the May Flower framelits and the Falling Flowers stamp set. The perfect spring-time card 🙂

To make this card, start with a piece of So Saffron cardstock for the base of the card. Emboss the card front with the Petal Burst embossing folder. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of one of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper pattern and sponge some Pear Pizzazz ink in the center. The paper pack has a variety of floral designs that you can use to re-create this card. I happened to use some retired paper for this card 🙂  Stamp the large flower on a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock (using Tangerine Tango ink) and cut it out with the coordinating framelit. Repeat this process for the smaller flowers using So Saffron and for the leaves use Pear Pizzazz. Cut everything out and arrange it on your card front as shown. Cut a little 1/2 x 3-1/2 inch strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, stamp a sentiment on it and adhere to the card as shown.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few pearls. Enjoy!

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Big Shot

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Inside the Lines DSP

Hello Stampin Friends! Can you believe it is the last month of Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration?  Wow, time flies when you are having fun!  And this year’s Sale-A-Bration products have been a lot of fun!  So much fun that they are flying off the shelves!  They have already sold out of several items so if there is something on your wish list, you need to get it really soon!  And the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper has now entered the “low inventory” status. Yikes!  So I thought I better share this fun little card idea with you in case you wanted to get your hands on some of this fun paper!

To make this card, start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/2 x 2 inch piece of one of your favorite patterned papers. I happen to have some fun yellow polka dot paper that worked great with this card! Cut a 1-1/2 x 4 inch piece of the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (the freebies Sale-A-Bration product). Color in the various images on the paper using some watercolor pencils and a blender pen. If you haven’t used a blender pen, it’s super simple. The pen comes prefilled with a solution designed to help you “blend” colors. Simply run the brush tip of the pen across the areas you colored with the watercolor pencils. It will help smooth out the lines and blend the color. Super fun! Next, cut a 1-3/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of Old Olive cardstock; adhere the colored DSP to the old olive cardstock. Tuck a piece of a doily under the right side of the cardstock and adhere to the card as shown.  For the finishing touch, stamp a little sentiment on the card. Enjoy!

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Many Happy Birthdays

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Just wanted to share some of the fun projects created with the February Paper Pumpkin kit!  The kit was called Many Happy Birthdays and contained all of the materials, stamps and ink needed to create 9 different slider cards. The cards look like birthday candles…fun stuff!! Plus they were quick and simple to make too!

Of course each time I receive a Paper Pumpkin kit, I like to create a few extra projects with the stamp set.  Here are a few of the extras cards I created:

There is something for everyone with Paper Pumpkin! Seasoned stampers will love the exclusivity of the products and new crafters will get excited about this easy way to try out a new hobby. And, everyone enjoys sitting down to create a project without all the prep work—that’s the magic of Paper Pumpkin!

Get in on the FUN with one of the prepaid subscription options that works best for you! And…from now through March 31, 2017 it’s Sale-a-bration time!  Stampin’ Up’s biggest sale of the year! And the perfect time to join Paper Pumpkin! Get a discount on a 3-month prepaid subscription, sale price is $55.00, and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Click on the 3-month subscription option now!  Stampin’ Up! will email you a code to activate your subscription.  Once you receive your code, simply go to https://mypaperpumpkin.com to sign up and activate the code!

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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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Oh So Succulent

Hello Stampin’ Friends! My grandson spent the weekend with us and, of course, when he wanted to play around in my craft room I was all for it! 🙂  While he was busy creating his masterpiece, I was playing around with one of my own!  One of my grandson’s favorite thing to do is to use the “cutter” and the big shot! So I took advantage of this and had him cut out several pieces of cardstock with the big shot. He was a huge help and now I have a bunch of different shapes I can use throughout the week! Once we were done cutting out pieces, we did some stamping. Here is my stamped project 🙂

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 to stamp on. Grab the Oh So Succulent stamp set and the following ink colors:  Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Pear Pizazz, and Crumb Cake. Randomly stamp the images on the white cardstock to create your own patterned paper! Once you have a design that you like, simply cut out a few different sized ovals (or any other shape) from Crumb Cake, Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White so that you can layer them together. Stamp a little sentiment on the white one.  Cut a few different styles of ribbon and adhere them to the center of your card. Then simply adhere the layered sentiment over the top of the ribbon! Easy peasy!

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A Window to Spring

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Happy Friday! I wanted to share a pretty little project that was inspired by some scrap pieces of paper on my crafting table. I know most of us have a variety of scraps lying around just waiting to be used. I happened to have several scrap pieces of the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper lying on my crafting table. As I laid them out on the craft table, it reminded me of a something you would see when looking out a window. So I cut down the pieces a bit and created this little window card. It reminds me of Spring!

To make this card, start with a piece of Soft Suede cardstock for the base of your card. Cut two 1 x 4 inch pieces of the yellow polka dot pattern from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Adhere each of these pieces to the card front, one on each side. Cut a 3-1/2 x 4 inch piece of Soft Suede cardstock.Cut a 1-1/4 x 3-3/4 inch piece of one of the patterns from the Serene Scenery DSP pack. Cut two a 1-3/4 x 1-3/4 inch pieces of the DSP. Adhere these DSP pieces to the 3-1/2 x 4 inch piece of Soft Suede cardstock leaving about 1/4 inch of the soft suede cardstock showning in between and around the pieces. Then adhere the entire piece to the middle of the card front. Cut a 3/4 x 3 inch piece of Soft Suede cardstock, stamp a little sentiment on it and snip the end into a banner; adhere to the card as shown.  Cut a paper doily into quarters; add a quarter of a doily to each corner of the card to give the window a little “valance.” Using soft suede ink, stamp a little bumblebee on a piece of scrap yellow cardstock. and cut it out using the thinlit from the Dragonfly Dreams bundle. Then add it as an embellishement!  Enjoy!

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