Easter Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Easter Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or you have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creation today! So, let’s get started!

For me, holidays are a great time to make and send cards to family and friends to let them know I’m thinking of them. But let’s face it, if you have more than a handful of cards to make, it can be overwhelming! The card I am sharing with you today is a simple and beautiful card to make, but also so easy to make multiples of! This is a great way to use up your ribbon and designer series paper because the new annual catalog will be here before we know it, so let’s make some room for all those new goodies!! Lol

Starting with the Gingham Gala 6” x 6” DSP, cut the color of your choice at 4 ½”, this will give you a 1 ½” x 6” piece, and then cut that in half at ¾”. The remaining piece of DSP will measure 4 ½” x 6”, on the 6” side you will cut this at 3”, which will give you two pieces measuring 3” x 4 ½”. Cutting your DSP at these measurements will give you enough to make two cards from this one piece:

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Garden Trellis TIEF:

For the rest of the card front, you will need some scrap Whisper White cardstock to stamp the lily, stems, and leaf to cut out with the coordinating framelit die (I stamped the lily in Highland Heather ink and the leaf and stems in Granny Apple Green ink), and then a piece of coordinating organdy ribbon tied into a bow. **TIP-to make sure that the stamp and die line up for cutting, first place the die down, place the stamp inside the die, and then pick up the stamp with either your block or Stamparatus. I also have some tips and tricks about the best stamped image, which you can see that blog post by clicking here:

To assemble the card front, adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer:

I used glue dots to adhere the lily and leaf pieces together, then used dimensionals to adhere the DSP, and used a glue dot to adhere the ribbon:

This completed piece is then adhered to Highland Heather cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut at piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Highland Heather ink, the stem in Granny Apple Green ink, the lily in Highland Heather ink, and then adhere the ¾” piece of Gingham Gala DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

If you are looking for a great way to make multiples of for Easter, I hope this helps you! One sheet of colored cardstock, one sheet of Whisper White cardstock, one sheet of DSP, and some scrap for cutting the stamped images gives you two quick and easy cards! Missed out on the Lily Framelits and Organdy Ribbon? No worries! Stamp the lilies on a 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock (or smaller) and use white ribbon that you have on hand instead!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

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 the Sale-A-Bration Theme 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 to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Pam Nichols  
3. Linda L Cullen  
4. Gigi Melone  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Lori Mueller  
7. Luly González  
8. Tina Wardell  
9. Danette Herera  
10. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
11. Rachael Rife  
12. Kim McPeek 

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A little note with Home to Roost

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun take on the rooster stamp from Home to Roost! I honestly never thought to use Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Night of Navy to color a rooster! I’ve seen so many colorful roosters with this stamp set, that I thought “why not??”. Paired with the Bermuda Bay cardstock that I used the Crackle Paint Background stamp to emboss in silver, I thought would be perfect!

The base layer is Bermuda Bay cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed in Silver Embossing Powder with the Crackle Paint Background stamp:

For the rest of the card front, you will need from the Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP a piece of the white-washed design, cut at 2” x 5 ¼” and the gray-washed design to cut out a circle with the second largest Layering Circles Framelits, a 4” piece of the Whisper White Flax Ribbon, and on Thick Whisper White cardstock, stamp the rooster in Memento ink, color the head with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends, color the neck in, Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends, color the wing in Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, color the underneath of the rooster in Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends, color the tailfeathers in Light and Dark Bermuda Bay and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, and then used the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to color the ground underneath the rooster. This piece is then cut out with the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

Before adhering the Wood Textures DSP, stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Gala in Bermuda Bay ink:

Adhere the Flax Ribbon across the middle of the cardstock (Tear Tape works best), adhere the layered circles together, and then use dimensionals to adhere on top of the Flax Ribbon:

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

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Butterfly Gala and the wheat stamp are stamped in Bermuda Bay ink. To fill in the background of the wheat, second generation stamp:

Wasn’t that a quick and easy thank you card?? Don’t be afraid to use colors outside of your norm and you can always use a piece of printer paper to practice! That’s what I did with the rooster because I wasn’t quite sure how or which colors to use.

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

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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Botanical Butterfly with Rich Razzleberry

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card made with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper! This DSP can be earned for FREE with a qualifying $50 (USD) product purchase until March 31st(or while supplies last) from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! This beautiful paper is two-sided, one side has beautiful design in color and the other side has beautiful design in black and white. Today I chose to use the black and white designs with Rich Razzleberry for a pop of color! 

The base layer is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The 2nd layer is the black and white check design from the DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

The 3rd layer is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 2 ½” x 4 ¾”:

The 4th layer is the black and white butterfly design, cut at 2 ¼” x 4 ½”, and one of the butterflies are colored in with the Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends and I used the Color Lifter to make the center of the wings lighter:

Now you will adhere the 2nd layer on top of the base layer and then the 4th layer on top of the 3rd layer:

Cut three pieces of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and adhere those to the base layer piece:

Then you will adhere the smaller piece of cardstock/DSP on top with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Gala stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink, stamp the bigger butterfly in Memento Ink, and color in with Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends, using the Color Lifter to make the center of the wings lighter:

Quick and easy card, right?? Making black and white cards are fun to make because you can choose any color to create a pop of color! I chose Rich Razzleberry because it’s not a typical color for me and I have this fabulous velvet ribbon that I’ve never used!! 

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

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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Embossing with Florentine Filigree

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which a fun embossing technique with the Florentine Filigree Bundle! In the fall I purchase the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with every intent on incorporating it into my Christmas cards, but sadly I didn’t and it has sat neglected in my drawer all this time. Inspired by the YouTube video from Stampin’ Up for this bundle, I created my own template by using the die with a window sheet. Just add some ink from your ink refill bottle and you can create any color combination! The Florentine Thinlits Die really reminds me of a trellis, so why not pair it with the Butterfly Elements?? Just so you can see, this is what the window sheet looks like after cutting with the die:

For this card, I’m using Fresh Fig cardstock for the card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. Since embossing paste is wet, I cut another piece of Fresh Fig cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” for the base layer to apply the embossing paste because as the paste dries it will “warp” the cardstock a bit. I placed the window sheet template on top of the cardstock (the window sheet is the same size as the cardstock) and then used blue painter’s tape to keep it in place at the top and bottom. Make sure that the tape is only on the window sheet so it does not interfere with the embossing paste: 

I used my silicone mat to mix Shimmery White Embossing Paste with Petal Pink Ink, using the ink refill bottle. I then used the palette knife to spread the embossing paste completely over the Florentine mask:

I waited a couple of minutes and then carefully removed the tape and then the mask. I had a container with warm soapy water nearby and put the palette knife, mat, and mask directly in:

While the paste dried on the cardstock, I began working on the rest of the elements for the front of the card. The sentiment from the stamp set is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Fresh Fig ink, punched out with the 2” Circle Punch, and then I punched out a piece of Petal Pink cardstock with the Starburst Punch to layer the sentiment on. From the Butterfly Elements, I used a small and large leaf colored in Granny Apple Green ink, the small butterfly is colored lightly with Fresh Fig ink and a Sponge Dauber, the next size butterfly is colored with Petal Pink ink, and the largest butterfly is colored with Fresh Fig ink (I pressed the element directly onto the stamp pad). For an added touch, add pearl embellishments to the butterflies:

To assemble the card front after the embossing paste dries, adhere the leaves to the sentiment with glue dots and then adhere the sentiment piece and butterflies with liquid glue:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink. The butterflies are from Butterfly Gala stamp set, stamped in Petal Pink and Fresh Fig inks:

Wasn’t this a fun card to make?? Embossing paste is a great element to add texture to your card and adding ink takes it up a notch! Creating your own template with a window sheet is so easy, try it!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

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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Create a colorful background with Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Country Floral Dynamic TIEF! This awesome embossing folder is a part of the Sale-A-Bration 2ndrelease and you can earn this with a qualifying $50 (USD) product purchase. Another embossing folder?? Yes, please! While I love the look of this embossing folder on cardstock, today I’m going to show you how to take this up a notch by adding color.

First, ink the embossing folder (the side with the Sizzix and SU! logos) by pressing the Pineapple Punch ink pad directly to the folder*. Then place a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock in the folder and run through the Big Shot. *TIP-Dragging the ink pad across the embossing folder will give you a much lighter effect, whereas applying the ink pad directly to the embossing folder will give you a more saturated effect.:

I started by coloring the roses and petal flowers with a sponge dauber and Lovely Lipstick ink:

I then colored the other flowers with a sponge dauber and Grapefruit Grove ink:

Finally, I colored the leaves with a sponge dauber and Call Me Clover ink. *TIP-You can always go back over the flowers or leaves with the sponge dauber to make the color darker:

For the rest of the card front, stamp the sentiment from Florentine Filigree stamp set on Whisper White cardstock in Lovely Lipstick ink, cutting out with this die from the Stitched Labels Framelits, and enough Whisper White Tulle Ribbon to tie around the embossed cardstock into a bow:

The ribbon is tied into a bow and the sentiment is adhered with liquid glue:

The completed base layer is adhered to a 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, Lovely Lipstick cardstock card base. Using any of the 2018-2020 InColors cardstock will work, I chose Lovely Lipstick because I liked how it made the roses standout:

The inside sentiment from Florentine Filigree is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock. The flowers are from the Amazing Life stamp set, they looked like the small petal flowers on the embossing folder to me, stamped in Memento Ink and colored in with Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Markers:

Wasn’t that quick and easy for a beautiful card? I thought that by using a simple sentiment for the front wouldn’t take away from the embossing folder being the focal point. If you don’t have Stampin’ Write Markers, Blender Pens and your ink pad work just as well!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

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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