Coloring with Stampin’ Blends

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new stamp set Humming Along and the new 6” x 6” Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! Not only is Humming Along a brand new “cling mount” * stamp set, but it also has coordinating dies. This is a beautiful set and a great way to get creative with Stampin’ Blends. If you don’t have any Stampin’ Blends and would like to try them, then this set would be a great way to start. Just simply pick out a few colors that you would use to start with and then slowly add a few more every time you order. I will admit that I was a little hesitant to color with the Stampin’ Blends at first, but there are so many great examples out there and the best way to really become “comfortable” is to stamp and color away! Today I am making a super easy card that you can make in a few minutes, so let’s get started!

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

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The base layer is Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF:

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For the card front, I stamped the flower in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored in with Light Granny Apple Green, Light Highland Heather, Light Daffodil Delight, and Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. I used a piece of the Highland Heather Gingham Gala DSP, which I trimmed 1 ½” off one end, turned the paper, and cut that in half at 3”. If you cut the 1 ½” piece in half, you will have two pieces measuring ¾” x 6” and two pieces measuring 3” x 4 ½”, which you can make two cards from this piece of DSP. The ¾” x 6” piece will be for the inside of the card. You will also need enough Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Whisper White to go around the base layer and tie into a bow:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the DSP to the base layer at a slight angle, wrap the tulle ribbon around the base layer and tie into a bow, adhere the flower with dimensionals, and then adhere the completed piece to the card base:

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For the inside of the card, the sentiment from the set is stamped in Highland Heather ink, the leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink, colored in with Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker, added some Wink of Stella, and the ¾” piece of DSP is adhered along the bottom, trimming off the excess. If you notice, the inside piece has a smaller gingham pattern than the front piece, all of the DSP has one side in a big and one side in a small pattern:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy? I chose to use Light Granny Apple Green and Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends because they were the closest to Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime Twist, which are two of the colors besides Highland Heather, Daffodil, and Balmy Blue (which Balmy Blue is going to be available in the Occasions Catalog, along with Mossy Meadow) in the Gingham Gala DSP.

*What are Cling Mount Stamps? They are the rubber stamps, but Stampin’ Up! has developed a new film cling to place on top of the stamp. The old image film that are on the older stamps either curled or just didn’t stick very well to the clear blocks and I, like most, just didn’t bother using them. Well, the new ones work very, very well and if there is any TIP I can pass on is that you do need to be careful when peeling the stamp off the case or block, start at the smallest point (if possible), and use the spatula end of the Take Your Pick tool, it’s very useful!

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Words of encouragement

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a stunning card featuring the Beautiful Promenade Bundle and the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper! The Petal Promenade DSP was a must on my list from the Annual Catalog and I recently decided to purchase the coordinating stamp set and dies bundle. I was really on the fence for a while about this bundle, but after really looking at all the creativity with it and really seeing the sentiments, I caved in! lol The card I am featuring today is one that I made for someone very special to me because having a beautiful card to express your love and support during a difficult time can mean the world to them.

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 from the Petal Promenade DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For the card front, you will need enough Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon to go around the DSP, Gold Metallic Pearls, use Gold Foil Sheets to cut out the detailed thinlit from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies, and stamp the sentiment from Beautiful Promenade stamp set in Versamark and emboss in Gold Emboss Powder on Petal Pink cardstock, then cutting out with the circle thinlit from the Stitched Labels Thinlits Dies:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the ribbon around the base layer and adhere this to the card base. Next, adhere the sentiment to the foil sheet, adhere this piece to the DSP with dimensionals, and then place the Gold Metallic Pearls in the center of the flowers on the DSP:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder. The hearts along the bottom are from the Stitched Labels Framelits, cut out from Gold Foil Sheet:

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This is such a beautiful suite and I am so happy that I decided to purchase the stamp set and coordinating thinlits! Much to my surprise and goes to show you that I was not paying attention when I placed my order, but one of the thinlits actually cuts the DSP so you can layer on the inside of your cards! I always kick myself when I think back on how I missed out on the thinlits SU! sold so you could insert DSP to the inside of your card and even though I figured out a template that works for our envelopes, this was an even bigger win for me! I love to decorate the outside of envelopes and now I can make the inside pretty too!!

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Birthday card with bling!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card with lots of bling! Rose Glimmer Paper, Rose Metallic Thread, and Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems are the perfect elements to make any card shine! This is also a great way to use any scraps of DSP that you may have or to make multiples just cut a 2” strip of DSP and then cut that down into 2” x 2” squares.

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

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

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For the card front, you will need some Petal Pink Metallic Rhinestones, Rose Metallic Thread, a 2” x 2” piece of Petal Promenade DSP, use the fourth largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits, and stamp the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Crumb Cake ink, punching out with the Classic Label Punch. Tip-You can always use the fifth largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits instead, the glimmer paper will cover that up:

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To assemble the front, use liquid glue to adhere the DSP to the glimmer paper and adhere the sentiment with Mini Dimensionals. I wrapped the metallic thread several times around the base layer, placing some adhesive on the back to keep the ends in place:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base, the layered squares are adhered with dimensionals, and then I added one of each shape of the rhinestone gems:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and stamped in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake inks, which are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set:

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Another fun and easy card that your recipient will surely love! One more helpful tip, if you are mailing this card, I place a piece of printer paper over the front to help the envelope and card from being damaged in the mailing process!

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A little Country Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Country Lane Suite from the 2018 Holiday Catalog! When I first saw this suite, I knew this was a must for my Fall and Thanksgiving cards and yes, I ordered everything! Lol I will have to admit that the DSP is a little out of my norm and wasn’t too sure about it, but I figured “what the heck, just go for it and you will figure it out”!  So, I got everything from the suite out (except the blends), picked a design from the DSP, and just went from there. This card is really an “all occasion” suite, just simply creating a pretty card!

To create this card, first start with a card base in Mint Macaron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Blackberry Bliss cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF:

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The next layer is from the Country Lane DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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For the card front, I stamped the metal pitcher stamp from the Country Home stamp set in Memento ink, used Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, and cut out using the second largest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits. I stamped this flower stamp in Memento ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, colored with Light and Dark Mint Macaron, Light Crumb Cake, Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends, used Wink of Stella on the cotton, and then fussy cut out. I used the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out this design from the DSP and cut 2 ½” off the long side of the Chicken Wire Element, which gives you a 3” x 4” piece:

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Adhere the oval pieces together and then adhere the flower piece with a dimensional:

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Adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, place the Chicken Wire Element where you want, and then used liquid glue to adhere the layered oval pieces on top:

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Adhere this completed top layer to the card base:

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The inside is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of the DSP along the bottom:

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Isn’t this a great card and don’t you love this suite? I never would have thought to pair Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss together if it wasn’t for this DSP! This card is great to leave the inside blank, then when you need a card you can simply add the sentiment you need!

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Heat Embossing with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite. This is a great “any occasion” card that uses the front and back of one sheet of Designer Series Paper from Nature’s Poem, creating a very soft look, and I heat embossed the leaves in white to coordinate with the DSP.

To create this card, start with Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer of DSP is cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the next layer of DSP is cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

For the sentiment and leaves, stamp the sentiment from Rooted in Nature on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the largest Stitched Labels Framelits die, cut a piece of 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake long enough to wrap around the bigger piece of DSP, and then on Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze cardstock, stamp the leaves in Versamark ink and heat emboss with White Emboss Powder, then cut out with the coordinating die from Nature’s Roots Framelits:

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Adhere the two layers of DSP together, adhere the ribbon across (Hint-to help keep the ribbon in place, I use some adhesive along the backside of the ribbon), and then adhere this piece to the card base:

I used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the front and back of the sentiment piece and used dimensionals to adhere to the card front and added 3 of the Gold Metallic Pearls:

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The inside of the card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I adhered a leftover strip of the DSP along the bottom, leaving this open for any occasion:

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That was quick and easy! The sentiment really makes this for any occasion, birthday, condolences, pick me up, and well, you get the picture!

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Tranquil Textures Shaker Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun (and surprisingly easy) shaker card made with the Tranquil Texture’s Suite! I’ve been wanting to make a shaker card for a while now, so this was on today’s “must make” list!! Part of the Tranquil Textures Suite are the Tranquil Texture Sprinkles, however, I decided to use the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink and used Wink of Stella on everything!!

To create this card, first start with the card base in Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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From the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut two pieces from this design at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut a piece of Window Sheet at 4” x 5 ¼”. To make the frame for the top piece, you can either use the largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits, or do what I did and measure ½” in on each side and then use your Stampin’ Trimmer to cut out the middle:

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I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere the Window Sheet to the frame (HINT-if your Window Sheet has static, you can either use your Embossing Buddy or a dryer sheet on the Window Sheet to eliminate the static):

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The octopus is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Soft Sea Foam ink, with Tranquil Tide ink sponged along the tentacles using a Sponge Dauber, and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Under the Sea Framelits. The sand dollar’s, coral, and sea grass are also from the Under the Sea Framelits in Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig, and Soft Sea Foam cardstock. All pieces are brushed with Wink of Stella. I used the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink for the “shaker” part of the card:

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For the base DSP, I used the net stamp from Sea of Textures stamp set in Sahara Sand ink and then arranged the image pieces, making sure that they are high enough from the bottom so that the frame doesn’t cover them. After arranging the pieces, I then used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere to the DSP:

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For the sequins, I used some of the adhesive backed ones first, placed the Foam Adhesive Strips along the edges, added some of the Iridescent Sequins, and then adhered the top piece (Window Sheet). In my opinion, having all the layer pieces the same size made it much easier to line them up:

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I used the extra cut out pieces for the frame (except the large sand dollar in Night of Navy) and then adhered to the card base:

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For the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, used the background stamp along the bottom in Soft Sea Foam ink, stamped the long seaweed stamp on the left side in Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, and Tranquil Tide inks, and then adhered the sand dollar:

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Wasn’t that easy?? Sometimes I really struggle making a Shaker Card, lining everything up and adhering can be a little off..lol I really like how the Iridescent Sequins really coordinate with the colors of this card.

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Playing with Gallery Grunge!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my first time creating with the Gallery Grunge stamp set! When I first saw this set in the Annual Catalog, the “wood plank” stamp is what sold me on it! I wanted to create a fun card with the Painted Harvest stamp set (it was time to dust it off and bring it back out) and I thought the Gallery Grunge set would pair perfectly with it! I did fussy cut the flowers out for this card and even though I’m not the greatest at fussy cutting, this wasn’t too hard because you really don’t have to be precise in your cutting!

To create this card, first start with a piece of Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the “wood plank” stamp from Gallery Grunge is stamped in Gray Granite ink. To achieve the all over look, I first stamped in the middle, towards the bottom, of the cardstock, and then inked and stamped again on top. I repeated this process on each side and it’s ok if it’s not “perfect”, this stamp is very forgiving:

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The additional pieces for the card front are from Painted Harvest, I stamped 3 of the flowers in Rich Razzleberry ink (both stamps), with the middle stamped in So Saffron ink, fussy cut out, and added some Wink of Stella. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock and punched out with the coordinating Leaf Punch. I cut enough Linen Thread to wrap around the base layer 3 times:

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To assemble the front, I adhered the leaves to the back of the flower with glue dots, adhered one of the flowers with Snail, and then the other two with dimensionals. The Linen Thread is wrapped around 3 times and then tied in a knot:

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The completed base layer is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the flowers stamped in Rich Razzleberry and So Saffron inks with some Wink of Stella added, the leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink, and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings in Gray Granite ink:

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What a quick and easy card!! Deciding on colors is never easy, and I did stamp a few times trying to figure out which colors to use for the flowers and then which card base would look best, Gray Granite, Old Olive, or Rich Razzleberry. I chose Gray Granite because I felt that the colors for the flowers really popped and Rich Razzleberry or Old Olive would take that away the focal point of the flowers.

While I’m writing this blog, I keep staring at the Gallery Grunge stamp set because the other three stamps seem so familiar. Then it dawned on me! Animal Expedition DSP!! The other three stamps coordinate with some of the designs!! Now I’m really going to have to play with this stamp set!!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

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