Sporty Birthday Card with the Country Club Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and sporty birthday card featuring the Country Club Suite! While this card would be great for the golfer in your life, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a golfer you give this to. The stamp set and coordinating dies give you the option to create a card that is geared more towards a golfer or you can also just create a masculine themed card. Hmmm…that sounds like an idea for another day! Lol But for today’s card, I wanted to share how you can use some of the die cut elements to create this fun card!

The base layer is Garden Green cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing folder, using the “debossed” side of the cardstock. Tip-if you notice in my supply items, there is the Stampin’ Spritzer and the Embossing Plate. I spritz the cardstock lightly with water and use the Embossing Plate instead of the normal cutting plate. The new 3D Embossing Folders are slightly thinner and the Embossing Plate helps with embossing as it is slightly thicker:

For the card front, you will need:

1. This design from the Country Club DSP, cut at 4” x 4” (you could make nine of these cards from one sheet of DSP).

2. Using Crushed Curry cardstock, punch out a circle with the 2” Circle Punch and the golf balls with the die.

3. Using a Silver Foil Sheet, use the shield shape and two golf club dies to cut out. I colored the golf club handles with the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends.

4. Using Garden Green cardstock, use the grass and the V-shaped vine piece to cut out.

5. On Night of Navy cardstock, heat emboss the sentiment in White Emboss Powder and cut out with the large banner die.

Here is a close up of the two assembled pieces, I used the putty end of the Take Your Pick to pick-up the golf ball, placed it on a glue dot, and used the pierce end to place the golf ball on the grass. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the V-shaped vine piece to the Crushed Curry circle, snail to adhere the shield shape, and mini dimensionals for the sentiment banner piece:

I used liquid glue to adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer (this helps to move the DSP if needed when placing) and Snail to adhere the circle piece on top of the DSP:

I adhered the grass/golf ball piece and the two golf clubs (Fine Tip Glue Pen) on each side of the circle piece:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crushed Curry 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”, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink and the golf ball on a tee stamp in Memento ink. I used Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color the tee, Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends for the grass, and Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends for the shadow on the golf ball:

Isn’t this a great masculine themed card? The coordinating dies in this suite don’t just cut, but some of them also emboss! This is such a cool way to add some dimension to those die cut shapes!

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Sending You Tropical Wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a warm and tropical birthday card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! My Saddle Brown Stazon Ink pad arrived from backorder a couple weeks ago and it was time experiment with it! Not only that, but I really wanted to work on my coloring of the flowers from this stamp set. I really like the stamped image in the Saddle Brown ink, it doesn’t feel as harsh as using Memento or Early Espresso inks, and there was no “bleeding” considering I used a Blender Pen, Stampin’ Blends, and Wink of Stella. I also played around with different coloring tools, Blends, Sponging, and Markers, but ultimately, I really liked using the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen for coloring and then used the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to “fill in” the petals.

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I then took the Saddle Brown ink pad and “dragged” it across the embossed side, horizontally and vertically, to give the embossed cardstock some depth:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. This design from the Tropical Oasis DSP, cut at 4” x 4”.

2. Two strips of the Braided Burlap Trim, each cut at 4”.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a ¾” strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and trim down.

4. Stamp the palm trees in Saddle Brown ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the coordinating dies. Use the Old Olive watercolor pencil to color in the leaves, the Early Espresso watercolor pencil (very lightly) to color the tree trunk, and use a Blender Pen to blend, or soften, the leaves and tree trunk. I created the “coconuts” by coloring the 3mm Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.

5. Stamp the hibiscus flower in Saddle Brown ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die. Color the stamen with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and color the middle of the flower, the shaded areas on the petals, and around the edge of the petals with a Calypso Coral watercolor pencil. I very lightly used the Real Red watercolor pencil for definition around the flower center, used a Blender Pen to blend the watercolor areas, used Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to fill in the petals, and then went over the whole flower with Wink of Stella.

6. For the two smaller flowers, I did the same thing as above, but I used a little bit more Real Red watercolor pencil in the shaded center areas, and colored a 3mm Pearl Basic Jewel with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends for the center of the flowers. 

I first adhered the DSP to the embossed base layer with Multipurpose Glue and then adhered the two strips of Braided Burlap Trim with Tear & Tape Adhesive:

The hibiscus and one of the smaller flowers are adhered to the DSP and the other small flower is adhered with a dimensional. For the palm tree, I placed dimensionals behind the leaves and then a little bit of adhesive to the bottom of the tree trunks, so they will stick to the braided trim. Then I decided that the sentiment would be adhered to the DSP, in the upper right corner:

This completed piece is then adhered to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, 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 the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, and then use the pineapple stamp to stamp just the top along the bottom in Old Olive ink, filling in the leaves with the Old Olive watercolor pencil and the Blender Pen:

Isn’t this a super cool card?? This is a fun way to get out those watercolor pencils that have been sitting around just collecting dust! Lol I will admit that I completely forgot about coloring with them and a Blender Pen versus an Aqua Painter, so maybe now I won’t be so intimidated by trying to figure out how to color the flowers without making them look like a blob!!

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Tulip Get Well Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute “get well” card made with the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper and the Tulip Builder Punch! This DSP was recently released by Stampin’ Up! that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch (from the 2020 SAB Catalog), Heart Punch Pack, Tulip Builder Punch, and Umbrella Builder Punch (these three are from the 2020 Mini Catalog), which is another cute way to use your punches for your creative projects! So, while sitting at my desk and watching some TV, I used the Tulip Builder Punch to punch out as many tulips and leaves just to see how many cards I could make with the punch outs. After it was all said and done, I was able to create six cards using two of the designs from the DSP, one for the tulips and one for the base layer. 

The base layer is this design from the Pleased as Punch DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Note-I cut up the 12” x 12” DSP, first trimming 1 ½” off one side, turning 90 degrees and cutting at 4” (three times, along the 12” side), and then cutting those in half on the 10 ½” side, at 5 ¼”. I cut the 1 ½” strip along the 12” side at 4” and then cut the 1 ½” side in half, at ¾”, which are used for the inside. You will then have six 4” x 5 ¼” base layers and six ¾” x 4” strips for the inside:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock, punch out with the 1” Circle Punch, and use the 1 1/8” Circle Scallop Punch on Blueberry Bushel Cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

2. Use the fourth largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out of Vellum Cardstock. Tip- if you cut the Vellum Cardstock in half along the 8 ½” side, you will be able to cut six of these out.

3. Use one each of the punched-out tulips and three of the punched-out leaves.

To assemble, first adhere the stitched Vellum Cardstock to the base layer DSP (put the adhesive in the middle so the tulips will hide it), arrange/adhere the tulips and leaves, and adhere the layered sentiment with a dimensional:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Blueberry Bushel 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 Blueberry Bushel ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Aside from the time it took to punch out the tulips, this is really a very easy card to make! I really like the “rain shower” as the background for the tulips and if you make six of these cards, I feel that any of the sentiments from the Timeless Tulips stamp set could be used for the inside, simple leave the inside blank and stamp the sentiment as needed. This is a great way to have a stash of cards ready to go and use up your DSP! A couple more tips I can pass along, is that you will have enough full size tulips for five cards and for the sixth, you will have to punch out a partial one, but that can be hidden and you can also change up the leaves, the back side of the DSP is green and white speckled, so you can mix those up!

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Birthday card for the fashionista!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute birthday card for that fashionista in your life! If you missed it, the Best Dressed Suite in the 2020 Mini Catalog is a super cute suite that I think of as “for the girly girl”, you know, they like makeup, shoes, purses…all the fun stuff! And yes, that includes me! Lol However, I thought I would show you an easy, fun, and cute card to make with the Best Dressed 6” x 6” DSP. I’m all about making easy cards and using up my DSP and since this DSP has 4 each of 12 double sided designs, I am using this particular design to make four cards that will be ready to address and send out as needed! 

For the base layer, you will use this design from the Best Dressed DSP. I first cut a ¾” strip along the bottom and then turned the DSP 90 degrees and cut at 4”. The base layer is the 4” x 5 ¼” and then you will also have a ¾” x 6” and a 2” x 5 ¼” strips of DSP left over:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the swirl die from Painted Labels to cut out of Purple Posy cardstock.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the smaller label die from Painted Labels.

3. Cut enough of the Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie around the DSP layer into a bow.

4. You will also need three of the 3mm Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

To assemble the card, adhere the sentiment to the Purple Posy swirl cut out cardstock, use dimensionals to attach to the DSP base layer, tie the ribbon around the DSP into a bow, and then use the Take Your Pick Tool to attach the rhinestones:

This completed piece is adhered to a Purple Posy 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 Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere the ¾” strip along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

For the 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP, I use this die from the Beautiful Layers Dies to cut it so the DSP can be adhered to the envelope flap:

This card is so cut and soooo easy to make!! Whether it’s stamps or DSP, I always try to decorate the envelope because you have this super cut card and you don’t want to send it in a plain envelope! j/k I usually stamp something small, but when it comes to 6” x 6” DSP, this is my “go to” for using up all the DSP! 

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The Gang's All Meer Birthday Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy masculine themed birthday card featuring The Gang’s All Meer stamp set! This stamp set is from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog that you can earn for free with a qualifying product purchase of $50 (USD) now thru March 31st! This is such a cute stamp set and I thought I would show you how to create a more “masculine themed” card when combined with the Country Club DSP from the 2020 Mini Catalog! This is also a great opportunity to use those Stampin’ Blends to tie into the DSP!

The base layer is this design from the Country Club DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. 5 ¼” strip of the Burlap Ribbon.

2. Use the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a piece of Night of Navy cardstock for layering.

3. Use the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock to stamp the scenery.

4. After stamping the scene in Memento ink, color in the cacti with Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, the flower on top with Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends, and color the lizard’s spots with Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends, the body with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and the eyes with Light Pineapple Punch.

5. Color the Meer cat with Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends and create a shadow under the cacti, Meer cat, and lizard with a Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.

6. Color the ground with Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the sky with Light Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends.

Adhere the base layer DSP to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”, and adhere the burlap ribbon with Tear & Tape:

Adhere the rectangle layers together and then adhere on top of the DSP with dimensionals, I placed one in each corner since the ribbon will be underneath:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink, stamp the Meer cat and lizard in Memento ink, and color the same as the front of the card:

Isn’t this a fun card?? While it may seem like I used a lot of Stampin’ Blends, it was really quick and easy to color everything in. This stamp set is a great way for you to experiment and become familiar with Stampin’ Blends, choosing just a few key colors. If you do not have Stampin’ Blends, you can also use Stampin’ Write Markers or even your Blender Pen with ink from your ink pad!

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A sweet little Honey Bee Valentine card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute and fun Valentine’s Day card made with the Honey Bee Bundle and coordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper! If you are like me, I send cards to friends and family for Valentine’s Day, because why not?? Lol What inspired me to use this bundle and coordinating DSP into a Valentine card, is the little double heart die in the Detailed Bee Dies. I recently shared my mini card and treat holder combo in the Team Stamp It Blog Hop which combined this bundle, DSP, and the Heartfelt Bundle, but I thought about how about just making a card with the Honey Bee Bundle and DSP? Which shows you another great way to create with these products!

The base layer is this design from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front you will need:

1. Use the fourth largest layering Rectangle Stitched Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock.

2. Stamp the hive stamp in So Saffron ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. Stamp the small bee stamp twice in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock, color in the back lines with a Blender Pen and So Saffron ink, and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Real Red ink and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Punch to punch out of Real Red cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

5. Use the double heart die to cut out of Real Red cardstock two times.

To assemble the card front, first adhere the rectangle stitched Whisper White cardstock to the DSP base layer and then adhere the bee hive on top. The bees and sentiment are both adhered with dimensionals and the hearts are adhered with mini glue dots. Tip-since the small hearts are too small for the glue dots, I used the paper piercing end of my Take Your Pick tool and “rolled” the glue dot around the tip and applied to the small heart:

This completed piece is adhered to a Real Red 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 Real Red ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP along the bottom:

This is such a super cute card to give out for Valentine’s Day! Using Real Red cardstock is what I feel really turned this bundle into a Valentine card. Another tip that we sometimes forget about, is that if you do not have Stampin’ Write Markers, you can use a blender pen to pick up ink from the lid (or you can use a clear block to “stamp” the ink pad) when you squeeze the lid. You can also color the bees and/or the flowers on the DSP if you want to add just a little pop of color!

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Pleased as Punch Valentine Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper! This is part of special product release available for purchase February 4th and features four designs of double-sided DSP (for a total of twelve sheets) that coordinate with punches from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs. How fun is that?? So, I thought I would show you a fun and easy Valentine’s Day card paired with the Heartfelt Bundle!

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The next layer is this design from the Pleased as Punch DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

Since the other side of the plaid DSP are hearts that you can punch out with the regular heart punch, I trimmed the DSP down and punched all the hearts out, which gave me a total of 30 hearts. I separated them into groups of three colors. For the first card, you will use the Highland Heather, Blushing Bride, and Pool Part Hearts. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink and punch out with the heart punch. I used the scallop heart punch to punch out a Vellum cardstock layer for under the hearts:

Adhere the DSP layer onto the embossed base layer and after adhering the heart layers together, adhere to the DSP layer at slight angles. The sentiment heart is adhered with dimensionals:

This is then adhered to a Petal Pink cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I used the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends to color two small Heart Epoxy Droplets:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink and the small hearts in Petal Pink ink. I also adhered at ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom to coordinate with the card front:

I did the same thing for card 2, just used the Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Petal Pink DSP hearts. I changed the sentiment from Lovely Lipstick to Poppy Parade and colored the epoxy hearts with Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends:

Super easy card! I did use two of the three sheets of this design, one sheet was to punch out the hearts and the other for the second base layer. What I did with this, is first I cut a 1 ½” strip off the bottom and then I cut the rest for the layer. This way I could trim that long strip down into ¾” x 4” strips for the inside of the card since the card front layer is at 3 ¾”, thus making it too short. I made six cards, three of each design, and I still have four sets of the hearts and a whole sheet of DSP. So, I can make four more cards just like these and then make two of whatever, with the end result of twelve Valentine cards and the majority of the DSP used up!

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