A day for new beginnings card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a soft and sweet card featuring the Power of Hope stamp set! This stamp set is actually part of a bundle, which includes the Stone 3D Embossing Folder, that you can earn for free with a qualifying $100 purchase from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog! I really wanted the embossing folder and coming with a stamp set is a plus! I’ve seen so many beautiful cards made with this bundle, but I wanted to try something a little different with just the stamp set and pair it with some designer series paper from the annual catalog. I wanted something soft and found the perfect design from the Garden Lane DSP! I also used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set for the inside of the card, choosing a sentiment I thought would pair nicely with the sentiment on the card front.

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Four of the pearl white Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

2. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the girl in Memento Ink, color the umbrella and belt in Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, the dress in Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends, her hair in Bronze Stampin’ Blends, and her neck in Ivory Stampin’ Blends. Stamp the sentiment underneath in Memento Ink and then cut out with the third largest Stitched Nested Die. Tip-I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image and the sentiment.

3. Use the third largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and then stamp the lantern along the sides in Soft Sea Foam ink.

To assemble, adhere the Soft Sea Foam cardstock to the base layer DSP, adhere the stamped and colored Stitched Nested Label piece on top of that. I used my Take Your Pick Tool to help place the four pearl white sequins to the DSP base layer:

The completed piece is then adhered to a Soft Sea Foam 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 from Itty Bitty Greetings in Mint Macaron, and adhere a ¾” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this such a sweet card? I really love the color combination and the sentiments can really be used for a couple of different occasions, not just for a birthday. At my first attempt at coloring, I originally used the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends, but I just didn’t think it looked right and I didn’t want her hair to look like a “black blob”, so I then tried the bronze and liked that so much better. You can use any colors you like, I also chose to color her dress, umbrella, and belt to coordinate with the colors of the DSP base layer.

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Sweet Little Ladybug Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card featuring the Little Ladybug stamp set and the coordinating Ladybug Dies! This adorable stamp set is a hostess stamp set from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog that you can earn with a qualifying order or as the hostess of a qualifying party and you can purchase these coordinating dies to go with the stamp set! One of the fun things to do with this stamp set is to color in the ladybugs and I thought this would be fun to do with the Stampin’ Write Markers as my “go to” for coloring is the Stampin’ Blends.

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped with the Birch background stamp in Sahara Sand ink:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the large flower stamp on Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink, color the flower center with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker, color the stem and leaves with Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker, and color the line in the petals with Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker. This is cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use the two grass emboss and cut dies to cut out of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

3. Stamp three of the ladybugs in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock, color the wings with Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker, their face, hands, feet, and part of the body with Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker, and the other lines of their bodies with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker. These are cut out with the coordinating dies.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the smallest Layering Circles Dies, and then use the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch on Poppy Parade cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

The flower and two of the ladybugs are adhered to the base layer with Snail and the grass, one ladybug on the grass, and the sentiment are adhered with dimensionals:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Sahara Sand 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”. The sentiment and ladybugs across the bottom are stamped in Memento ink and the ladybugs are colored in with Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker:

This is a super cut birthday card that is quick to make! If you don’t have Stampin’ Write Markers, you can still use all the same colors with the Stampin’ Blends, and if all else, you can use a Blender Pen with your ink pads. In the list of supplies for this project, I also included the retired 1 ¼” Circle Punch as this would layer perfectly with the scallop punch if you still have this or just use the smallest layering circle die.

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1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle Punch

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All Occasion Lovely Lily Pad Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful “all occasions” card featuring the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, dies, and coordinating Designer Series Paper! These items are found in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog that you can earn for free!! These products are my personal favorites, aside from the Little Ladybug stamp set, because not only can you make a beautiful card with ease, but it can be for any occasion! This card design is almost a “one sheet wonder”, as it makes four cards and just a few pieces left that you could really make another card with!

The base is this design from the Lily Impressions DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I cut this 12” x 12” DSP down to six pieces at 4” x 5 ¼” and three pieces at 1 ½” x 4”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Take one of the 4” x 5 ¼” pieces and trim it down to 1 ¾” (along the 5 ¼” side, which will give you three equal pieces) and use the back side of the design.

2. Cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock at 2” x 4 ¼”, this will be layered under the strip of DSP.

3. Use the detailed die to cut out of Garden Green cardstock.

4. Stamp the large lily in Lovely Lipstick ink on a piece of So Saffron cardstock and a piece of Petal Pink Vellum cardstock (the smooth side), cutting out with the coordinating die. These pieces will be layered on top of each other.

5. Stamp the small leaf stamp in Garden Green ink on Old Olive Vellum cardstock (the smooth side) and cut out with the coordinating die.

You will adhere the DSP and cardstock layered together and then use a small amount of liquid glue on the back of the Blackberry Bliss cardstock to adhere the detailed die cut piece of Garden Green cardstock. Adhere the two lily pieces together and then adhere the vellum leaves to the backside:

The card base is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. Adhere the base layer on top of the card base and then use dimensionals to adhere the layered and die cut piece:

The lily is adhered to this piece and then I added three of the large Frosted Epoxy Droplets:

Since this card is for any occasion, I kept the inside very simple by cutting a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamping the solid side of the small lily in So Saffron ink and the detailed side in Lovely Lipstick ink:

Isn’t this a beautiful card?? When I was designing this card, I tried different variations with the large lily stamp as I was trying to “pull” the light color out of the DSP. To make a long story short, I layered the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock on top of the So Saffron cardstock to see how that looked, then decided to stamp the lily in Lovely Lipstick ink on both and really liked how that turned out! Not only is it a soft and light color, but it adds just an extra bit of texture with the vellum cardstock. 

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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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The Power of Embossing!

ello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Power of Hope Bundle from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! While I will admit I was kind of on the fence about this bundle when I first saw it, even though I really wanted the embossing folder, the more super cute projects I saw with this bundle, I decided to get it! Isn’t that always the case? You aren’t quite sure and then you see all these super cute cards and then you just have to have it, lol! So, why not make a super cute and easy card that is all about embossing?

The base layer is a piece of Copper Foil Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 6” piece of Copper Trim and use your fingertips/nails to fray the ends.

2. Cut a 3” x 4 ¼” piece of Basic Black cardstock, stamp the temple and lantern stamps in Versamark ink, and heat set with Copper Emboss Powder.

The embossed base layer is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. The Copper Trim is adhered to the back of the copper embossed cardstock and then adhered to the embossed base layer, slightly turned:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and maple tree in Versamark ink in the opposite corners, and heat set with Black Emboss Powder:

Wasn’t that so easy?? This is a great way to create a special card for someone to not only give them encouragement, but to let them know that you are thinking of them! I just love the effect of embossing on a card!

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Lovely Lily Pad Four-Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, dies, and DSP to create this beautiful and fun four-fold card! This card template is one of my favorite “go to” designs when I want to make an extra special card for someone! You can make it as detailed or as simple as you like, it is all up to you! One of the things that I love about the Lily Impressions DSP, is that there are so many vibrant colors, which makes creating coordinating lilies so much easier!

Let me first start with your basic measurements for this card:

1. Base Layer-cut your cardstock at 5 ½” x 11” and score at 3 3/8” and 6 ¾”. You will then cut 1” off the top of the first two sections, along the 11” side of the cardstock, and either use your trimmer or snips to trim off at the 6 ¾” score line. You will need to cut another piece of the same colored cardstock at 3” x 3 ½”, score at ½” on the 3” side, and this will give you a “flap” to adhere to the back of the other base layer. This gives you a “four-fold”.

2. Layer #1-this is usually cardstock, cut two pieces at 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”, two pieces at 3 1/8” x 4 ¼”, and one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”.

3. Layer #2-this is usually DSP, cut two pieces at 2” x 3”, cut two pieces at 2 7/8” x 4”, and one piece at 3 ¾” x 5”.

4. Sentiment-cut a piece of WW or VV cardstock at 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”. I changed the dimensions from my original instructions (2 7/8” x 3 ¾”) so that I would have a little bit more room. This will still be hidden behind the card fold.

For this card, I used Pretty Peacock cardstock for the base layer and used liquid glue to adhere the flap to the back of the bigger card base:

I chose only to do one layer with DSP, so you can disregard the instructions of layer #2, and used both sides of this design from the Lily Impressions DSP:

Front fold pieces, 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”
Middle fold pieces, 3 1/8” x 4 ¼
Back piece layer, 4” x 5 ¼”

For the front fold of the card, make the following:

1. Use both sides of the smallest flower in Grapefruit Grove ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die, and brush Wink of Stella on both.

2. Stamp the small lily pad and small leaf stamps in Garden Green ink on Granny Apple Green cardstock and cut out with coordinating dies.

3. Stamp the medium lily stamp in Melon Mambo ink on Flirty Flamingo cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die, and use the fourth smallest die to cut out a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

Adhere the layered sentiment piece to the detailed design of DSP and then adhere the small lily flowers on top with mini dimensionals. The medium lily, small lily pad, and two leaves are adhered to the solid design of DSP:

For the middle folds of the card, you will need:

1. Stamp the large lily in Blackberry Bliss ink on Vellum cardstock two times and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Stamp the large and small lily pad stamps in Garden Green ink on Granny Apply Green cardstock and cut out with the coordinating dies.

3. Use the stem and leaf die to cut out one piece from Granny Apple Green cardstock.

4. Use the detailed lily die to cut out a piece from Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

5. Use the Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker to color the top lily petals and the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker to color the bottom petals and then stamp on Whisper White cardstock. Use the Light Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends to color in the top petals and the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color in the bottom leaves. This completed piece is cut out with the coordinating die.

6. Use the small detailed die to cut out pieces in Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Calypso Coral cardstocks.

7. I used the outline in the cardstock from the die above and used a pencil to trace a “background piece” for the detailed die cuts, out of Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, and Grapefruit Grove cardstocks. The detailed die cuts are adhered to the background pieces with a Fine Tip Glue Pen.

On the solid design of the DSP, adhere the small lilies and the lily pads. On the detailed DSP piece, first adhere the stamped vellum pieces, adhere the detailed die cut to the colored flower, adhere this on top of the vellum flowers, and then use mini dimensionals to adhere the stem and leaves die cut:

The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White cardstock, this will be adhered to the back layer:

After burnishing each fold with my bone folder, I used liquid glue to adhere each layer to the base layer folds (except the sentiment, I will adhere that after I sign it):

Here is what the card looks like with it completely closed:

A lot of details for this card, right?? That’s where all those scraps of cardstock come in handy! I also chose to use one design of DSP because when I was trying to decide which ones to use, nothing seemed quite right or to my liking. However, I do like the front look of consistency with using the same design of DSP.

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