Sweet Butterfly Wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card featuring the Butterfly Wishes stamp set! With all of the excitement of new products from the release of the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs, let’s not forget about the Annual Catalog! First thing most of us do when we start creating a card, is that we have a theme or a stamp set in mind to use, but what if you are just creating cards to have a little fun? That’s what this card is for me as I didn’t have any particular theme or stamp set in mind, which made creating this card pretty easy! I just looked at my stamp sets from the annual catalog and decided that I would use Butterfly Wishes, why not? Then it was just a matter of choosing colors for the card, paper, and embellishments!

The base layer for this card is this design from the 2019-2021 In Color 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. A 4 ¼” piece of the Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

2. Stamp the large butterfly from the stamp set on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink, punch out with the Butterfly Duet Punch, use your paper snips to trim the cardstock down even more to the stamped image edge, and use the Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker along the outside edge of the cardstock, this will help “hide” any little bits of white along the edge. Use the Butterfly Duet Punch to punch out the large butterfly in Blackberry Bliss cardstock, this will be layered under the other butterfly image that you fussy cut down.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and use the smallest rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Since the sentiment is longer than the die, you will use the die to cut part of the sentiment and then line the die back up with the cut pattern to continue cutting the sentiment out. You are basically using the die to “customize” die cutting the sentiment.

4. Use the second largest rectangle Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the small butterfly in Blackberry Bliss ink at the top and the bottom. Use the largest rectangle Stitched Rectangle die to cut out a piece of Basic Gray cardstock, this will be layered under the Whisper White cardstock stamped piece.

5. You will also need three of the largest clear epoxy droplets from the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets (not pictured).

The card base for this card is Basic Gray cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I first adhered the DSP base layer to the card base and then used Tear & Tape to adhere the scalloped ribbon across the middle:

The stitched rectangle layers are adhered with dimensionals to the DSP base layer over the ribbon, use mini dimensionals to adhere the large butterfly and sentiment, and then apply the three large clear epoxy droplets to the scalloped ribbon:

For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom and stamp the sentiment and butterfly in Blackberry Bliss ink. If you want the butterfly to by lighter, stamp off once first before stamping on the cardstock:

I just love how this card turned out! I know sometimes it’s easy to overlook Purple Posy if you do not have the ink pad, but it is also easy to use in your color combo, like I did with the DSP and scalloped ribbon! 

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One last Sale-A-Bration card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is one last card from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! I can’t believe that the catalog ends tomorrow! So, that means you have the rest of the day today and tomorrow to place a qualifying order for those SAB products that are still available! I thought I would do one last card featuring products from the SAB catalog and the Little Ladybug stamp set would be perfect!! This is a very simple and fun card made with a whole lot of heat embossing! I say simple for you, but I actually played around with some ideas for this card, so, not so simple for me! Lol I really wanted to do something in black and white, kind of like a “chalk board” card, so it did require some “experimenting” before I found the version that I liked (I’ll share a couple of those at the end of the post).

I first made the base layer by using the largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die on a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I used the cloud stamp from This Little Piggy in Whisper White Craft Ink and heat embossed with Shimmer White Emboss Powder:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. On Basic Black cardstock, stamp the large flower in Whisper White Craft ink, heat emboss with Shimmer White Emboss Powder, and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. On Basic Black cardstock, stamp the flying ladybug in Whisper White Craft ink, heat emboss with Shimmer White Emboss Powder, and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. On Basic Black cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Whisper White Craft ink, heat emboss with Shimmer White Emboss Powder, and cut out with the one non-layering Stitched Rectangle Die.

4. Use the second smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece of Real Red cardstock. Use the sentiment piece to guide you to reposition the die so it will cut a layering piece under the sentiment. 

To assemble the base layer, use Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the flower, ladybug, and layered sentiment piece:

For the card base, cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”. Go ahead and fold/burnish your card base, ink the All Wired Up stamp completely with Memento ink, and lay the side that will be your card front on top and rub the backside so the inked image will transfer to the cardstock. I use a scrap piece of paper over the top of the cardstock and then rub, this will keep my fingers and hands getting ink on them. The base layer is adhered on top:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used my Stamparatus to line up and stamp the stamps. I first positioned the stamps to see if there was enough room on each side of the sentiment for the ladybugs and since there is, I lined the ladybugs up on the left side and then the sentiment next to it, stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Shimmer Black Emboss Powder. I cleaned the ladybug stamp, lined it up to the right of the sentiment stamp, removed the sentiment stamp from the plate, and then stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in Shimmer Black Emboss Powder:

Here are my first two versions, one is simply stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink and the other is stamped in the ink as well, but then heat embossed with Shimmer White Emboss Powder:

Which version do you like?? Each version is taking it a “step up”, I definitely like the heat embossed versions, but since I felt it was a little “flat”, that’s what made me to decide to try it with die cutting images. I honestly like the third version with the popped up die cut images best!

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Easter Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Easter Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today!

When it comes to holidays, I always send out cards to family and friends, not just so they know that I’m thinking of them, but also so they will get some happy mail and brighten their day! Depending on how many people are on your list, it can be overwhelming. The card I’m sharing with you today, is actually one that I “mass produced” using the Timeless Tulip Bundle and the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP. If you are like me, I just love stamp sets that can be used for a variety of occasions and the Timeless Tulips is one of those stamp sets!

The base layer for this card is the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Soft Sea Foam:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. Cut a 5” strip of the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and also use enough of the ribbon to tie into a small bow.

2. Use the large tulip stamp, first inking in Grapefruit Grove ink, and then use a Sponge Dauber with Mango Melody ink along the bottom, to stamp on Whisper White cardstock. This is then punched out with the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch.

3. Use the largest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I used Mossy Meadow ink to stamp both stem stamps, the curved stem stamp is the tallest and the straight stem stamp for the two shorter stems. I also stamped a leaf in Mossy Meadow next to the tallest stem (if you are looking at the stamp case, it is the middle leaf stamp). I used the smallest tulips stamp (coloring the same way as the large tulip) to stamp on the smaller two stems.

On the vellum base layer, I used my grid paper to help line up the ribbon, placing a small amount of Snail on the back of the ribbon (in the middle) to keep in place and then a small amount of Snail on the back of the base layer to adhere the ends of the ribbon to the back. I adhered the die cut oval to the Vellum DSP, used dimensionals to adhere the large tulip to the tallest stem, and a glue dot to adhere the bow to the ribbon:

This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The adhesive is placed on the back of the vellum, behind the oval and tulip:

The inside sentiment is stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink, which I used my Stamparatus so I would have a nice and even stamped image:

Here are my cards using each of the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP:

As I stated earlier, these cards are “mass produced” and here is how I made 18 cards:

1. I cut and scored all the Thick Whisper White cardstock card bases first.

2. I used one sheet of each color from the Vellum DSP, cutting first at 4” (you will have three pieces) and then turning to the 12” side to cut at 5 ¼” (this will give you two base layers). The leftover small strip is put to the side. 

3. Die cut all the ovals at the same time, I cut 3 ¾” strips of Whisper White cardstock (along the 8 ½” side), and this allowed me to get four ovals from each strip.

4. For the large tulips, I cut a 2 ½” strip of Whisper White cardstock (along the 8 ½” side), stamped the inked/sponge tulip as many times as I could, and then punched out. No, I did not clean the stamp each time and did not see any ink transfer of Mango Melody ink to the Grapefruit Grove ink pad.

5. I first made all the bows and then cut the 5” strips of ribbon.

6. For the stitched oval, I first stamped the stems and leaves and then stamped the two small tulips (use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath). I felt that stamping this way not only made it go faster, but I wasn’t tempted to accidentally ink the stamp in the wrong color. Keeping only the Mossy Meadow out for the stems and leaf and Grapefruit Grove and Mango Melody out for the small tulip.

7. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the inside sentiment to all the card bases. Do not fold and burnish the card base at the score line, leave it flat. Line up the bottom what would be the inside to the top of the Stamparatus edge (the hinge side is at the top), place the sentiment on the plate (which would be the bottom of the plate, closest to you) then ink and stamp away.

8. I assembled the card as directed above.

I did try to figure out the best color combination for the tulips, which makes it easy for “mass production”, and I really liked how the tulips look no matter what color of vellum was used! What do you think?? If you want to, you could always maybe stamp some tulips along the bottom of the inside or cut down those leftover vellum strips to adhere along the bottom of the inside.

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Tina Wardell-Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Dawn Seelhoff – Dawn’s INKlings  
5. SHANNON LORENZ HATCH  
6. Lori McBride  
7. Pam Nichols  
8. Christina Miller  
9. Rachael Rife  
10. Karen Page  
11. Lori Mueller – Stampin’ Dreams  
12. Kim Quade

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Missing you, friend

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and cheerful card featuring the My Meadow stamp set! I just love the My Meadow stamp set, you can create so many different sceneries and use any sentiments you like! Now that spring is in the air, but we are all spending more time at home, why not create a sweet card to send out to friends and let them know that you are thinking of them and brighten their day? Who doesn’t love some happy mail?? I will first start off by showing you how to create the scenery, which is pretty easy to create!

I first started by cutting out a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I then used my Stamparatus to stamp the group of tree trunks stamp in Soft Suede ink using the “step technique”, first positioning the stamp on the left side to stamp, moving the plate over two notches, and stamping again (the plate and hinge is at the top). Use the small cluster of leaves stamp to stamp the leaves in Old Olive ink:

I used two of the “fill in” stamps for the ground under the trees and the small cluster of leaves stamp in Granny Apple Green ink. There are two stamps to create the wheel barrel, I used Gray Granite and Poppy Parade inks. Tip-Don’t forget to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat under the cardstock with photopolymer stamps, this helps you stamp a good image onto the cardstock:

There are two grass blade stamps, I used both of those in Old Olive ink to fill in the ground area and for the larger grass blade stamp, I used the three flower stamp (almost like a tulip) in Poppy Parade ink. The bird stamp was used in Gray Granite ink:

The base layer for this card, is this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Your stamped scenery.

2. A 5 ½” piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon, I used my fingertips/nails to “rough up” the ends of the ribbon.

3. Stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings on Whisper White cardstock in Poppy Parade ink and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch.

4. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I adhered the base layer DSP to the card base and then adhered the flax ribbon across the middle, using Tear & Tape:

The scenery is adhered to the DSP using dimensionals, keeping it more to the left side to give room for your sentiment. The layered sentiment piece is also adhered with a dimensional:


For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the small “fill in” stamp along the bottom in Granny Apple Green ink, the bigger grass blade stamp in Old Olive, and the flowers and sentiment in Poppy Parade ink:

Don’t you love this springtime card? I just love how the Poppy Parade really “pops” with the green! This would also be a great “any occasion” card, you can simply leave off the front and inside sentiments, and stamp a sentiment on the inside for any occasion! If you have the Waterfront and/or the Snow Front stamp set, then you will definitely want this stamp set!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Sending out Love, one card at a time!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy card to create featuring the Flowering Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper that has been colored to coordinate with Stampin’ Up cardstock with Stampin’ Blends! The motivation behind this card, is that now we are all staying home a lot more (aka social distancing) and maybe you are spending more time making cards and catching up doing all the little things that maybe would normally get pushed aside for lack of time. There are many ways that we can keep in touch with family and friends, thanks to technology, but what about sending a card to let them know that you are thinking about them? What better way to lift someone’s spirits than to send a pretty card? Not only is this a great way for you to do something that you love (creating cards), but to brighten someone’s day by receiving pretty mail! 

What I first started out with is the small flower design from the Flowering Foils DSP and cut it down into three 4” x 12” strips. I decided that I wanted to color in the DSP with light colors from my Stampin’ Blends and chose Dark Petal Pink, Light Purple Posy, and Light Mint Macaron. I proceeded to color in the DSP around the flowers with the brush tip of each Stampin’ Blends pen, which took about 1 ½ hours:

I then cut each 4” x 12” piece, along the 12” side, at 5 ¼” and this will give you six base layers for six cards. Since that left me with a 1 ½” x 4” strip, I cut that in half, along the 1 ½” side, at ¾”. This small strip will be used for the inside of the card:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. Enough Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon long enough to go across the middle of the DSP. Since you can have your base layer DSP go vertically (4” x 5 ¼”) or horizontally (5 ¼” x 4”), make sure which way you want to layer onto your card base. I did a mix and match, four are horizontal and two are vertical.

2. Use the swirly circle die from the Painted Labels Dies to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I used the sentiment from the Abstract Impression stamp set and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.

I used my grid sheet to help position the ribbon in the middle of the DSP base layer, placed a small amount of adhesive in the middle of the ribbon to keep it in place, and then adhered the ribbon ends to the back of the DSP. The sentiment is adhered with dimensionals to the side, over the ribbon:

This base layer is adhered to a Purple Posy cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, heat emboss the sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder, and adhere the ¾” strip on the side:

Here are the three different colored cards and the inside of the Mint Macaron, the card base is cut at 4 ¼” x 11”and scored at 5 ½”:

Aside from the time it took to color the DSP, this really is a simple card to make! I wasn’t sure if I was going to use a coordinating color for the card base, but I really liked the look of using the same colored cardstock as the Stampin’ Blends used to color the DSP. If you don’t have the Painted Labels Dies, you can always use your Layering Circles Dies, Layering Square Dies, and punches! Let’s get some happy mail sent out today!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Fun birthday card in a snap!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy birthday card featuring the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper! This DSP coordinates with four punches from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs! While this DSP is fun to use your punches on, I thought I would show you a quick and easy card to make using one of the designs from the DSP and you can make multiples from one sheet, which is another great way to use up your products and stock up on cards to send!

The base layer is this design from the Pleased as Punch DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Glitter Enamel Dots, two in Gorgeous Grape and one in Coastal Cabana.

2. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and punch out with the Pretty Label Punch. I then used the star/heart/flower background stamp from Birthday Backgrounds in Blushing Bride ink to stamp over the sentiment. I also used the Pretty Label Punch to punch out a piece in Gorgeous Grape cardstock and cut in half, this will be layered under the sentiment.

3. Use enough Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to tie around the base layer into a bow and color with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. 

To assemble to card front, tie the ribbon around the DSP base layer into a bow, use liquid glue to adhere the punched layers together, with the Gorgeous Grape cardstock just peeking out from behind, use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment over the ribbon to the DSP base layer, and use your Take Your Pick tool to adhere the Glitter Enamel Dots to the middle of three flowers on the DSP:

This completed piece is adhered to a Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP to the bottom:

Quick and easy card, right?? You can easily make six of these cards with the basic cut of 12” x 12” DSP! Don’t forget that your Stampin’ Blends are a great way to color ribbon so it coordinates with your card! Want to make the ribbon darker? Then color the ribbon with your Stampin’ Blends multiple times, until your achieve the color you want!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Hello, pineapple!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and tropical card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! The Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper has some absolutely beautiful designs that are sure to perk you up and out of those “winter blues”! As I was looking over the DSP and trying to decide which design to use, I thought why not the pineapple design? I will admit that it’s not necessarily a design that I would be drawn to create with, so I thought this would be a perfect way to not only challenge myself, but to also create a cute and fun card! 

For the base layer, cut a piece of Soft Suede cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, spritz with some water, and emboss with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I then used my Stazon Saddle Brown ink pad and “dragged” it across the embossed cardstock, vertically and horizontally (top to bottom and left to right). I felt that this really gave the embossed cardstock that “basket” look:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 3” x 3” square of this design from the DSP and then cut at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” square of So Saffron cardstock to be layered under the DSP. 

2. Stamp the pineapple stamp in the Saddle Brown in on Very Vanilla cardstock, use the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Watercolor pencils to color in, blend with the Stampin’ Blender Pen, and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. Choose one of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets.

4. Cut a 5 ¼” piece of the Braided Burlap Trim.

5. Using the aloha die, cut two times from Very Vanilla cardstock and one time from the Gold Foil Sheet. All three layers will be adhered together, with the gold foil cut out on top.

6. Use three of the leaf dies to cut out of Old Olive cardstock (I spritzed the cardstock first with water since these are cut and emboss dies) and then took each leave and “dragged” them across the saddle brown ink pad, making sure the edges get inked.

I used Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap trim across the middle of the embossed cardstock base layer, adhere the pineapple cut out on top of one of the pineapples from the DSP, adhere the DSP/cardstock layers to the embossed cardstock base layer with dimensionals, and a glue dot to adhere the trinket to the burlap trim:

The leaves are adhered to the embossed cardstock base layer and the layered die cut sentiment is adhered around the bottom of the leaves. I also frayed the end of the burlap trim with my fingernails:

This completed piece is adhered to an Old Olive cardstock base layer, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp and color the pineapple in the corner the same way as the one on the card front, and stamp the sentiment in saddle brown ink:

This card is just so cute! Not only is this also a great “masculine” card, but if you are looking for Father’s Day cards, this would totally be a great option! I know, it may seem a little soon to be thinking about Father’s Day, but I just wanted to show you that this suite also has a masculine side and you can easily make multiples of this card since the DSP cut is smaller!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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