Create a fun Valentine’s Day card with lots of layers and textures!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy and fun Valentine’s with textures and layers! The thought process behind this card started with the Buffalo Check background stamp, which would not be something you might associate with making a Valentine’s Day card. To make this a softer colored card, I chose to use Gray Granite cardstock for the card base and ink for stamping and then for pops of color Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo. I even spritzed some Frost White Shimmer Paint to give this card some added sparkle!

The base layer is 3 ½” x 4 ¾” Blushing Bride cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF, and then I spritzed Frost White Shimmer Paint (I filled a Stampin’ Spritzer with Rubbing Alcohol and a few drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint). The next layer is 3 ¼” x 4 ½” Whisper White cardstock and the Buffalo Check background stamp is stamped in Gray Granite ink:

For the front of the card I used the hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits, the largest heart is a left over from another card I made from Vellum cardstock, the detailed heart is cut out of Melon Mambo cardstock (I placed a piece of adhesive sheet on the back before cutting out), use the 2ndsmallest elongated heart to cut out Blushing Bride cardstock, then embossing with the Garden Trellis TIEF, and tie a piece of the Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon into a small knot:

To assemble the front, use a strong adhesive or liquid glue to adhere the embossed Blushing Bride cardstock to the card base at a slight angle, the cardstock may be a little warped from embossing and spritzing, then adhere the stamped cardstock on top at a slight angle the other direction:

The vellum heart is layered on top of the stamped cardstock, I used a small amount of Snail where the embossed heart will be, adhering the embossed heart with a dimensional, and then taking the adhesive sheet backing off the detailed heart, placing it on top of the vellum heart (this helps adhere the vellum heart in place). The knotted ribbon is adhered with glue dots:

The inside sentiment is from the Forever Lovely stamp set on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the multiple heart stamp is in Blushing Bride ink, the small hearts are stamped in Gray Granite ink, and the sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo ink:

This is such a quick and easy card to make! Don’t need a Valentine’s Day card, this can easily be used for a wedding, anniversary, or even a birthday card!

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Keep it Classy

Hello and welcome to today’s card featuring the True Gentleman Suite! As this week comes to an end, so does the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and the 2018 Occasions Catalog! While you may have until May 31stto purchase any of the retiring products, I will be sharing new creative ideas from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog starting next week! Be sure to check back tomorrow for Stamp It Group’s Father’s Day Blog Hop!!

The card base is Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Chocolate Chip cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For this card, I am using the “debossed” side:

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The next layer is from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, cut at 2” x 5 ¼”:

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On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment from the Truly Tailored stamp set is stamped in Night of Navy ink, punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch, and two more pieces of the DSP are punched out with this punch as well. I cut a piece of the Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon and tied a knot in the middle:

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I cut the punched pieces of DSP in half and then used liquid glue to adhere to the back of the sentiment piece:

The 2” DSP is adhered to the base layer and then the ribbon is adhered across:

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The front sentiment is adhered with dimensionals and I used two buttons from the True Gentleman Buttons, linen thread is tied in the middle, and adhered with glue dots. This base layer is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy inks:

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This is such a quick and easy card, great for any occasion and making multiples of!

Don’t forget, the Truly Tailored stamp set, Chocolate Chip cardstock and ink, and True Gentleman DSP are on the Retirement List! Fortunately, the True Gentleman buttons, Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, and the Tailored Tag Punch will carry-over into the new 2018- 2019 Annual Catalog! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last or until May 31st, except for the carry-over items!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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, or joining my team!

I hope today’s card 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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Dapper Day

Hello and welcome to today’s card featuring the True Gentleman Suite! A few years ago, I made a “Shirt Card” for that I sent out for Father’s Day and I thought today I would make an updated version! This is another great way to have your Designer Series Paper work for you and it is quite simple to make.

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the True Gentleman DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then cut again 1” from the top and 1” across, this will make the shirt collar:

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The collar is folded down and adhered with glue dots:

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The bow is made from the same DSP, using the bow builder punch, and I used glue dots to adhere together:

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I cut a ½” x 4” piece of DSP and 4 buttons from the True Gentleman Buttons, Gold Thread is threaded thru the button holes:

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The strip of DSP is adhered with Snail and glue dots for the buttons:

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The completed shirt is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped in Night of Navy ink:

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On a ½” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the word Dapper in Versamark ink and heat emboss in Copper Embossing Powder. The ends are trimmed with the Banner Triple Punch and then adhered with dimensionals:

This is such a quick and easy card, great for any occasion and making multiples of!

Don’t forget, the Truly Tailored stamp set, Bow Builder Punch, and True Gentleman DSP are on the Retirement List! Fortunately, the True Gentleman buttons will carry-over into the new 2018- 2019 Annual Catalog! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last or until May 31st, except for the carry-over items!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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, or joining my team!

I hope today’s card 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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Lookin’ Sharp!

Hello and welcome to today’s card featuring the True Gentleman Suite! Since the last two days featured Manly Moments from this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit and this upcoming Saturday is Stamp It Groups Father’s Day Blog Hop, I’m going to keep the theme of Father’s Day and Masculine Cards going! Today we are going to create a quick and simple card that is great if you are pressed for time or would like to make multiples of!

The card base is Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, and punch out using the Tailored Tag Punch. Cut a piece of 2” x 2” Night of Navy cardstock to layer the sentiment on:

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Cut a piece of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon long enough to go across the middle and adhere to the back of the DSP:

 

Adhere the base layer to the card base:

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After adhering the punched sentiment to the 2” x 2” cardstock, use dimensionals to adhere across the ribbon:

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After I did this, I felt like the card needed a little something more, so I used some Linen Thread on two buttons from the True Gentleman Buttons and adhered those with glue dots:

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For the inside sentiment on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, it is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and then I used my Stamparatus for the images along the bottom in Night of Navy ink:

 

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This is a fun and easy card to make that is great for anyone and any occasion!

Don’t forget, the Truly Tailored stamp set, Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon,  and True Gentleman DSP are on the Retirement List! Fortunately, the Tailored Tag Punch and the True Gentleman buttons will carry-over into the new 2018- 2019 Annual Catalog! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last or until May 31st, except for the carry-over items!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s card 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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Castle Easel Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is part 5 of Myths & Magic Suite Week! For this week’s final card, I thought I would create a castle scene with an Easel Card! It’s been a while since I made an Easel Card, but I thought this would be fun to make into a castle scene! If you’ve never made an Easel Card, it’s actually very easy to make and it can be for any occasion.

The card base is Thich Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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After you burnish the score lines, the card will look like this:

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The base layer is from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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I cut a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock to 3” x 4” and embossed this with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder, adding Smoky Slate ink to the embossing folder first. The top of the castle is DSP cut at 1 ½” x 4”, using the Classic Label Punch, and the “drawbridge” is a piece of Wood Textures DSP Stack, cut out with the 3rdsmallest Layering Squares Framelit:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the dragon, flame, knight, and mermaid in Memento ink. These are colored in with Light Lovely Lipstick, Ivory, Light Cherry Cobbler, Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark Crumb Cake, Light & Dark Old Olive, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Light & Dark Night of Navy, Light & Dark Smoky Slate, and the Color Lifter from the Stampin’ Blends. These are then cut out with the coordinating framelits, I snipped the mermaid’s tail off because she will be a princess in this scene:

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I adhered the embossed cardstock and the DSP together and placed the princess peeking out from up top:

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The drawbridge is attached and then I added Black Sequin Jewels at the top:

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This piece is then adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals:

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The dragon, fire, and knight are adhered with dimensionals:

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I used the leaf framelits on the light green 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper and adhered these pieces with liquid glue:

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I cut this design of DSP to 2 ½” x 4”:
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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink and then sponged Old Olive ink around the edge with a Sponge Dauber. This is then cut out with the 5thlarges oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and the leaves are adhered behind with liquid glue:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base on the lower (or bottom) scored piece:

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What would normally be the inside of the card, this piece of DSP is adhered to the lower bottom:

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Then the sentiment is adhered to this piece with dimensionals:

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You have room to write your sentiment above this or you have the backside, which is 4” x 5 ¼”!

Don’t forget, the Magical Day stamp set, Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, Myth & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper, and the Brick Wall Embossing Folder are on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s card 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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Let the Designer Series Paper work for you!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is part four of the Myths & Magic Suite! Not only are the stamps and coordinating framelits fun to create with, but the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper has iridescent glitter designs on one side and all-occasions designs on the other, so I wanted to create a card showing how to make Specialty DSP work for you!

The card base is Island Indigo cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is the iridescent unicorn DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock, first in Pool Party ink, and then sponged Island Indigo ink with a Sponge Dauber. This is then cut out with the 3rdlargest circle from the Layering Circle Framelits and then I used the 2ndlargest scalloped circle to cut the glimmer paper:

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The unicorn stamp is stamped in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock, then colored in with a Blender Pen with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, and Gray Granite inks, the horn is colored in with Light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends, and then cut out with the coordinating thinlit:

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I added Wink of Stella all over for more sparkle:

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To finish creating this card, the base layer is adhered to the card base:

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The Whisper White circle is adhered to the glimmer scalloped circle with liquid glue and the unicorn is adhered with dimensionals:

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This layer is adhered to the base layer with dimensionals:

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I added some Enamel Shapes in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Island Indigo:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Island Indigo ink. The unicorn is stamped and colored exactly the same as the front of the card and then I used the smallest star image from the stamp set in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Island Indigo inks:

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Don’t forget, the Magical Day stamp set, Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, Myth & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper, and the Island Indigo cardstock and ink are on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s card 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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One of a Kind

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Myths & Magic Suite! If you are looking for a cute, quick, and easy card to make if your limited on time or need to make multiples of, this is for you! It is also a great way to use up that Designer Series Paper and make room for all the new DSP that is coming out in the new Annual Catalog!

The card base is Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then cut again at 2”. This is then flipped over, which makes it look like you are using two different pieces of DSP. From the Myths & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper, cut a 1” piece from the light green glimmer paper and then trim it to 4”:

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The front sentiment is from the Magical Day stamp set, stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, first inked in Lemon Lime Twist ink, and then use a Sponge Dauber with Tranquil Tide ink around the edges of the stamp. This is then punched out using the Tailored Tag Punch (FYI: this is going to be carried over into the new catalog):

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To create the card front, first adhere the 4” x 3 ½” piece of DSP to the top, then adhere the 2” x 4” underneath, and the 1” strip of glimmer paper is adhered across the seam between the two pieces of DSP. I used a piece of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon behind the sentiment and then adhered with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is first stamped in Lemon Lime Twist ink and then Tranquil Tide ink is sponged around the edges. The smaller stars are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist ink and the larger stars are stamped in Tranquil Tide ink:

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Don’t forget, the Magical Day stamp set, Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, Myth & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper, and the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon are on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s card 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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