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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Vintage Avant Garden

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Hope you had a great start to your week! Today I want to share a vintage style project with all of you!  The little bouquet of flowers in the Avant Garden set coupled with the vintage style papers in the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP pack work perfectly together, would you agree?

To make this card, start with a piece of So Saffron cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Early Espresso cardstock. Cut a 5-1/4 x 2 inch piece of the yellow patterned paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP pack and adhere it across the center of the card. Cut two piece of the Very Vanilla Lace Trim about 6 inch long and run a piece across the top and the bottom of the DSP; secure the ends to the back of the Early Espresso cardstock. Sponge some Crumb Cake ink all over a Delicate White Doily and adhere the doily in the center of the DSP. Cut an oval, from a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, with one of the stitched framelits (it measures approximately 2-3/4 inches tall).  Stamp the bouquet of flowers onto the vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso ink. Color in the flowers with the watercolor pencils or markers. Cut a scalloped oval from Early Espresso cardstock. Adhere to the Very Vanills oval and secure to the doily with a few dimensionals.  Stamp a sentiment on a 1/2 x 3 inch piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and adhere to the oval as shown. For the finishing touch, embellish with a bit of lace trim tied in a knot. Enjoy!

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Builder Birdcage

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  It’s Sunday-Funday!  I will be heading out to a little stampin’ event today with 10 excited ladies! Are you busy stampin’ and craftin’ today?  If you are in need of a bit of inspiration, I have a fun little project to share with you!  This particular project showcases the Builder Birdcage stamp set.  I was drawn to the stamp set because of it’s vintage images…I tend to think vintage or antique any time I see a birdcage. Probably because it’s my Mom’s style of decorating. 🙂

To make this card, start with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Early Espresso cardstock. Cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of the yellow patterned paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Then just “build” your birdcages!  The stamp set is a photopolymer so it is so easy to line up the images of birdcages. You can mix and match the pieces of the cages to create a variety different styles! Stamp the birdcage and chain images using Early Espresso ink. You can add a little bird in the cages too! I just used Bermuda Bay, one of the colors in the DSP. Adhere the entire piece of DSP to the center of the Early Espresso cardstock. Cut two pieces of Very Vanilla Lace Trim and adhere it to each side of the DSP as shown; then adhere the entire piece to your card front.  For the finishing touch, stamp a little sentiment on some scrap Very Vanilla cardstock, cut it out by hand, and adhere it to the card as shown. Enjoy!

 

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Touches of Texture

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Happy Friday!  Today I have a little vintage style card to share with all of you.  As you might know, vintage style cards are one of my favorite projects to create.  I just love the antique look that you can achieve with just a bit of sponging and tearing of cardstock.  This particular vintage style card showcases the new Touches of Texture stamp set. There are lots of fun images to play with in this set. The images are perfect for creating subtle vintage backdrops for your project. Let’s take a closer look at how to create this card.

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Start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Randomly stamp some of the textured images onto the card front using crumb cake ink. When you use the same color ink as your cardstock it adds a subtle but pretty little background. Sponge the edges of the card with crumb cake ink. Cut a 2-3/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp the flower and stem images on the cardstock using crumb cake ink. Fill in your flower by stamping the solid flower image using pink pirouette ink. Randomly stamp a few smaller pink flowers on the cardstock. Tear the bottom of the white cardstock, as shown, and sponge a bit of crumb cake ink all the way around the outer edges. Sponging gives you the vintage look. Cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of pink pirouette cardstock, tear one end and adhere it on the right hand side of the white cardstock as shown. Cut a paper doily into 4 pieces…sponge one of the pieces with crumb cake ink and tuck it under the top part of the white cardstock. Secure the entire piece to your card front using snail adhesive. Cut a 3/4 x 2 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and stamp a little sentiment on it and sponge the edges using crumb cake ink; adhere it to your card, as shown, with dimensionals. For the finishing touch, add a few pearls.

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A Nice Cuppa ~ Vintage

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Good Morning!  It’s Tea Time! There’s something so soothing about a nice cuppa tea; even if it is a card design! I have to admit…I was not really too excited about this particular stamp set when I first saw it in the Occasions Catalog. But over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to work with this bundle of products and absolutely love them!  There are so many ways to use them and they are perfect for creating some elegant vintage style cards!

To make this card, start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card.  Cut a 2 x 5 1/2 inch piece of some pink designer paper. In this case I used some of the pretty paper from the Perfectly Artistic Sale-a-bration pack. Tear one of the sides of the patterned paper and sponge it with crumb cake ink. Sponging softens the color and gives it a “worn” or more vintage style look. Grab a paper doily and sponge that with some crumb cake ink as well. And…while you are at it…sponge some crumb cake ink all over the edges of the card! Adhere all of these pieces to the card as shown.

 

Cut out a little tea pot using the framelits from the A Nice Cuppa Bundle. You can use any designer paper you like for the teapot; I used some of the soft patterns found in the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack.. Stamp some of the fun images in the set directly on the teapot. Adhere the teapot to the center of your paper doily. Stamp the little tea-riffic sentiment in the lower right hand corner. Cut out a few crumb cake heart shapes, with the framelit set, and adhere them above the teapot spout. For the finishing touch, embellish the teapot with a little pearl.

Thanks so much for visiting me today! Enjoy!

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Vintage Guy Greetings

guy greetings classic carGood Morning! Today I have a super fun masculine card design to share with you.  Each month I strive to design at least one masculine style card for my in person classes. I hope you enjoy it! To make this card, start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card.  The neutral colors are the best for creating vintage style cards. Cut a 3 x 5 1/4 inch piece of the Typeset Designer Paper (DSP). Randomly stamp the antique card image from the Guy Greetings stamp set all over the DSP using soft suede ink. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink all over the DSP to give it a “worn” or antiqued look. Adhere the DSP to lower part of your card front. Cut a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock. Now I used a retired notebook punch for the top of the cardstock; if you don’t have the punch you can leave the top straight or tear it.  After punching the top, tear the bottom of the vanilla cardstock and sponge some crumb cake ink all over the edges. Wrap some linen thread around the vanilla cardstock and secure it in the back. Punch 2 holes in the vanilla cardstock, as shown, and fasten a few antique brads. Adhere the entire vanilla piece to the top of your card, overlapping the DSP. Stamp the little happy birthday sentiment on a scrap piece of paper and punch it out with the washi label punch. Adhere this in between the brads as shown. For the finishing touch, stamp the “to a classic” sentiment on a piece of 3/4 inch wide vanilla cardstock; snip the ends, cutting one of the ends into a banner, and sponge it with a bit of crumb cake ink. 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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Timeless Love ~ Vintage Style

Happy Friday! I have another fun vintage project to share with all of you today!  I have been busy reorganizing my craft room since we just moved into our new home. And every time I start to organize my craft area it leads to projects that help me use up my scraps! Yes, this project was inspired by some of the scraps I had lying around on my craft table. 🙂  Let’s take a look at how to make this card.Timeless Love VintageI started by embossing two corners of a piece of crumb cake cardstock with some of the flower sprays in the new Timeless Love stamp set.  I actually embossed the card front a few weeks ago but couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it…so it was on my scrap pile for a future project. Next, I sponged some crumb cake ink on a paper doily and a scrap piece of old designer paper that was cut into a 2 1/2 inch circle. I crinkled up the designer paper, first, and then sponged over it. That way the crumb cake ink was a bit darker on the folds in the paper. Sponge the entire front of the crumb cake cardstock to give it more of a worn look. Grab your favorite framelits and cut out a very vanilla shape (I used one of the retired apothecary accent framelits). Stamp one of the sentiments from the Timeless love stamp set in the center using soft suede (or crumb cake) ink. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink around the shape and embellish the ends with some antique brads. Cut a gold foil doily in half and adhered it to the back side of the apothecary accent piece. Layer everything together as shown in the pic and adhere with dimensionals. Enjoy!

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

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

Apothecary Accents Framelits Die

Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Antique Brads

Stamping Sponges

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Metallic Foil Doilies

Timeless Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Heat Tool

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Versamark Pad

Vintage Traveler

traveler trainOne of my favorite projects from this past weekend was this vintage masculine style card! The project showcases the traveler stamp set, a great set for making more masculine themed cards! It’s very easy to make vintage style projects…simply sponge a bit of soft suede or crumb cake ink on the project to give it a worn look.  Let’s take a closer look at how to make this card.

Start with a piece of soft suede for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of naturals ivory and emboss it with the arrows embossing folder. Sponge some soft suede ink all over the embossed cardstock. Cut a piece of the typset designer paper at 4 x 4…tear the top of the paper and sponge it with some soft suede ink. You can also stamp some of the fun images from the traveler set onto the paper. Secure the paper to your card. Run a piece of the naturals chevron ribbon across the card to cover up the bottom of your typset paper. Cut a 3 x 3 inch piece of soft suede and a 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch piece of naturals ivory cardstock. Stamp the train image (or one of the other images) onto the ivory cardstock using early espresso ink. Stamp a little sentiment as well; I used one of the sentiments from the Petite Pairs set. Sponge some soft suede on the cardstock to give it a worn look. For the finishing touch, add a little candy dot on the ribbon. 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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