Lovely as a Tree

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a quick and simple card idea to share that showcases the Lovely as a Tree stamp set!  This particular stamp set has been around for quite a long time!  It is one of my favorite sets as it has such beautiful tree images.

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To make this card, start with a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the inside of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Old Olive cardstock for the front of the card (this is the piece you will do your stamping on). Stamp the tree images across the Old Olive cardstock, as shown, using Old Olive ink. Grab the your favorite washi tape (or you can use some patterned paper as well). I used some retired washi tape for this particular card. Run three (3) different patterns of washi tape across the bottom of the card. Wrap a piece of Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread twice around the cardstock in area with the Washi Tape and tie a knot; then tie a little bow. Adhere the old olive cardstock to the front of your Cajun Craze card base.  For the finishing touch, stamp a little sentiment on a scrap piece of very vanilla cardstock, using Cajun Craze ink and punch out the sentiment with the decorative label.

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Balloon Celebration

Good Morning! Hope you have been enjoying your weekend! Today I have a quick and simple little birthday card showcasing the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape and Balloons!  I wanted to design something simple and fun so I could use the new balloon punch. I happened to have a bit of gold bakers twine lying on my craft table and, as I was punching out some balloons, I realized the baker’s twine would make an awesome little string for the balloons! And I figured out a simple way to attach it!  Let’s take a look.

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005To make this card, start with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Run the 5 different Playful Palette washi tape patterns, on an angle, across the white cardstock. Stamp a little “Happy Birthday” sentiment under the last piece of washi tape using black ink.

Punch out two different sized balloons; one in Sweet Sugarplum and one in Peekaboo Peach. Cut two pieces of gold bakers twine (or any coordinating color) and adhere them to the back of the balloons with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals. Yes, you do not have to tie the baker’s twine to the balloons!  The baker’s twine hangs directly below the balloons! Once you have secured the baker’s twine, simply arrange the balloons on your card as shown. How fun, hey? Enjoy!

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Floral Boutique

 

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Today I want to share a quick and simple card idea with all of you.  This card layout is perfect if you have a lot of cards to send! The cards showcase the beautiful night of navy colors found in the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack but you can use this layout with ANY patterned papers that you have on hand. You can also use washi tape, ribbon, cardstock or anything else you can think of to create the “trim” for the card. Let’s take a closer look at how to recreate these cards.

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Start with a piece of cardstock that coordinates with the colors in the DSP you chose; in this case, I started with night of navy cardstock. Cut a 5-/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of the Floral Boutique DSP. Adhere the DPS to the center of the white cardstock using snail or other adhesive. For the trim pieces, you can use washi tape which is quick and simple. Just run the washi tape across the top and bottom of the DSP and wrap the excess washi tape around to the back of the white paper. Or you can use cardstock cut to 1 x 4 inches. I actually embossed the cardstock to add a little detail but you can just leave it plain as well. You could also run ribbon across the top and bottom of the DSP! Get creative with it! For the finishing touch, simply add a little tag with a sentiment and embellish it with an elegant butterfly! Enjoy!

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A Washi Tape Birthday

A Washi Birthday

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far!  The weather has been simply gorgeous here in Wisconsin!  We are busy planting flowers and doing yard work all day. The fun kind of yard work! 🙂  I decided to take a little break and post a little project for all of you!  This particular project was inspired by one of the projects in the new catalog.  It showcases something different you can do with your washi tape!  One of the great things about using washi tape is that you can just tear it and stick it. And you can pretty much just stick it anywhere and it turns out kinda cool!

For this particular project, I started with a piece of soft sky cardstock for the base of my card. I cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and rounded out the corners with the curvy corner trio punch. I have quite a bit of It’s My Party washi tape left over so I thought I would use that up…since there are a lot more washi tape patterns in the new catalog! Wahoo! Anyways, grab some rolls of washi tape and just randomly tear the ends and run them across your card.  Then grab a scrap piece of designer paper and stamp a little happy birthday on it, tear the ends and secure it to the center of your washi tape pattern with dimensionals. For this finishing touch, just add a few candy dots. Enjoy!

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Quick & Simple Washi Tape Idea

Looking for a quick and simple card idea?  Well I might have just what you are looking for!  This little card idea showcases a quick and fun way to use your washi tape. It’s super simple and allows you to create fun cards with any kind of washi tape and stamping supplies that you have on hand!  Just be sure to coordinate your colors and embellishments with the washi tape that you choose to use!  Check out this fun little video tutorial vignette!

Have fun with it! Enjoy!

Washi Tape Fun

botanical washi tapeWondering what to do with all of that washi tape you have been collecting?  Well I have a quick and simple card idea for you!  This particular card showcases some products from the botanicals suite but you can recreate this card with any washi tape and embellishments that you have on hand! I will share the products that I used, you can simply substitute and products you have on hand (just be sure to coordinate your colors).

Start with a piece of mossy meadow cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Grab one of the botanical washi tape designs, which comes in a pack of 5, and start in the middle of the white cardstock. Run the washi tape completely across the card and wrap the excess (the ends) around to the back of the card. Grab one of the other washi tape designs and run it just above the first one. Repeat this process with 2 designs above the first one and 2 designs below. Stamp a little sentiment on the bottom right hand side of the white cardstock. For the finishing touch, add a little embellishment! Enjoy!

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Birthday Blossoms

washi tape cardApparently I am on a washi tape kick right now! Yes, I have another fun little washi tape card design to share with all of you today!  This one showcases the birthday blossoms stamp set and the everyday chic designer washi tape.  Let’s check it out!

To make this card, start with a piece of basic black cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp the flowers in the upper left hand corner of the cardstock as shown using daffodil delight ink. Run two different pieces of washi tape on an angle across the cardstock (refer to the pic). Stamp a sentiment just under the second piece of washi tape using black ink. Run the rest of your washi tape patterns across the bottom half of the card until you have the desired look. Adhere the white cardstock to your black card base. Stamp the little flower from the birthday blossoms set using daffodil delight ink. Cut out the flower with the pansy punch and adhere to the card with dimensionals. For the finishing touch, embellish with a little black button. Enjoy!

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Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Neutrals Designer Buttons

Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape

Birthday Blossoms Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Pansy Punch

Washi Tape Fun

build a birthday washi tapeGood Morning!  I have another fun washi tape card design for you today! This particular design was inspired by a pretty card, created by Mariana Grigsby, which I found on Pinterest. Now it’s actually much easier to create this than it may look.  Check out Mariana’s video tutorial for easy step by step instructions.  She used an exacto knife but I just used one of the blades of my paper snips to cut the washi tape. 🙂

To make this card, start with a piece of bermuda bay cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp 2 candles from the Build a Birthday stamp set in the upper left hand corner of the white cardstock. I used inks that coordinate with my washi tape:  watermelon wonder, bermuda bay and delightful dijon. Once you have stamped the candles, start layering your washi tape from the bottom up. I started on the left side and alternated 3 different patterns of the Cherry on Top Washi Tape. I highly encourage you to watch Mariana’s video so that you get the hang of how to build your layers. It’s a lot of fun and makes great use of your washi tape! Once you have all of the washi tape layers added, stamp a little sentiment, using black ink, as shown. For the finishing touch, add a few rhinestones to the flames of the candles! Enjoy!

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Build A Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set

Cherry On Top Designer Washi Tape

Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad

Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Bohemian Style Friendly Wishes

bohemian friendly phrasesFather’s Day is this weekend! I bet most of you have already designed your Father’s Day card, right? Well if you are still trying to figure out what to make, I have a great masculine style card idea for you today! This card features the Friendly Wishes stamp set as well as the Bohemian Washi Tape and Designer Paper.  Let’s take a look at how to make it!

Start with a piece of very vanilla cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock and emboss it with the Boho Chic folder. Cut a 4 x4 inch piece of one of the fun patterns from the Bohemian Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack (Note: I cut my piece at 3 1/2 x 4 inches as I was following the pattern of the paper). Now, use one of the 3 colors of Bohemian Washi Tape; choose the color based on the piece of DSP you are using. Run the washi tape across the DSP, as shown in the pic, to give your DSP a whole new pattern and look to it! Next, stamp your sentiment on a piece of scrap white paper and punch it out with the 2 inch circle punch. Punch out a 2 3/8 inch scallop circle using Bermuda Bay cardstock and a 2 1/2 inch circle using Delightful Dijon cardstock. Note: If you are making this as a Father’s Day or more masculine style card, then I would leave out the 2 3/8 inch scalloped circle as shown in the pic. Layer all of the circles together and adhere to the DSP with dimensionals. Enjoy!

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Bohemian Washi Tape Card

bohemian washi tapeSo how much washi tape do you have lying around your craft area?  If you’re like me, you have lots! There are some really cute washi tape designs out there and I seem to feel the need to get them all! 🙂  So I have been busy play around with different ways to use washi tape. If you need quick and simple cards, this particular design is for you! It’s quick and simple plus it’s a great way to use up some of that washi tape you have on hand.

For this particular project, I started with a piece of white cardstock for the base of my card.  I recommend that you use white or a neutral color for your base, that way you can stamp your image right on the card base…that’s what helps make this card simple and quick to put tog002ether. Stamp a sentiment in the lower right hand corner of the white cardstock using ink that coordinates with your washi tape. In this case, I used blackberry bliss ink. Next, grab 3 different colors of washi tape and run them across the front of your card on a slight angle as shown in the pic. Tear off strips of the washi tape and let them hang over the card as shown in the pic on the right. You can leave a little space in between the strips of washi or layer them side by side. Once you have the washi tape on the card, simply snip off the excess with your scissors. That’s it, your done!  Enjoy!

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