Birthday shaker card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Amazing Life Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! What’s amazing about this bundle?? The Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies of course! lol But seriously, these dies make making a “shaker card” an absolute breeze! With the layering circle, square, and oval dies, you had to line up two of the dies (and hope and pray they don’t move) in order to complete the “frame”. Now with the rectangle dies, they do it in one easy step!

The dies feature stitching on the inside and outside of the frame, so when you are done, you have two pieces that feature the stitching! As you can see, there are 13 dies and they layer together beautifully. The possibilities with this set are enormous!

To create today’s card, start with a card base in So Saffron cardstock,
4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The base layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ½” and is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF, which I inked up first with Soft Sea Foam ink:

The next layer is this design from the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ DSP, cut at 4 ½” x 3″:

To create the frame for the shaker card, I cut a piece of Powder Pink cardstock, cut at 2 ¼”  x 3 5/8″, and I used the 3rd smallest rectangle die to cut out the middle:

For the rest of the card, you will need a piece of Window sheet and Whisper White cardstock (cut at 2 ¼” x 3 5/8″), the sentiment from Amazing Life stamp set stamped in Powder Pink ink, Iridescent Sequins, and 2 small and 2 large balloons cut out of Champagne Foil sheet with the Balloon Bouquet Punch, tying Whisper White Bakers Twine around the bottom of the balloon:

To create the shaker part of the card, I first glued the window sheet to the frame using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I also glued a couple of the sequins to the stamped cardstock with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and the Take Your Pick tool:

I used the Foam Adhesive Strips around the edge of the frame and then placed some of the sequins in the middle:

I removed the backing off the foam strips and placed the stamped cardstock image on top:

To assemble the front of the card, I adhered the base layer to the card base and then adhered the the DSP on top at a slight angle:

The shaker piece is then adhered on top, I recommend a strong adhesive:

I then adhered two of the balloons to the front, one to the frame and the other with a dimensional:

For the inside sentiment, use a piece of 4” x 5 ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the cake is stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink, the sentiment is in Powder Pink ink, and the bottom image is stamped in So Saffron ink. I adhered the two remaining balloons to the side:

Wasn’t that way easier to make than before? If you have never made a shaker card before because you found it just too difficult, give these dies a try! Just simply cut a piece of cardstock, that is going to be the frame, slightly larger so you have enough room for the foam strips. Wondering how I got the baker’s twine so curly? I simply used my bone folder, just like you would so for curling ribbon with a pair of scissors!

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Fun birthday card with Twinkle Twinkle DSP!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features products from the Twinkle Twinkle Suite in the Annual Catalog! This really is a super cute suite to have on hand to make a baby themed card, but let’s face it, how many baby cards are you going to make over the course of the year? Exactly! However, don’t bypass this suite by (especially if you do not have products to make a baby themed card or just simply want to update your stash), because you can use it for so much more! So today I thought I would show you how to make a super cute and easy birthday card by adding some birthday sentiments!

For this card, you will start with a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” for the card base:

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I used the same sheet of the DSP, cut one piece at 4” x 5 ¼” and the other piece at 2 ½” x 4”. I flagged the end by using my Paper Snips:

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For the rest of the card front, you will need some Silver and Whisper White Baker’s Twine, the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous is stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the dies from the Stitched Labels Framelits, the moon and stars are punched out of Silver Foil Sheets using the Twinkle Builder Punch, and heat emboss the heart stamp from the Little Twinkle stamp set in Silver Emboss Powder:

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To assemble the front, adhere the banner DSP to the base layer DSP, adhere the moon and biggest star with Mini Dimensionals, use the Take Your Pick tool and the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the rest of the punched foil paper, wrap the Silver and Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the DSP twice, adhering the ends to the back of the DSP, and then adhere the sentiment piece on top of the baker’s twine with dimensionals:

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This piece is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside, the Whisper White cardstock is cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous is stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink, the background star stamp is in Pool Party ink, and the single star stamp is in Night of Navy ink:

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Isn’t this a great alternative to using up this Designer Series Paper? It is so easy to just cut up this paper and then combine it together to create a totally different card! More use out of your stamps and DSP!

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Mmmm….cake!!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Amazing Life stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! This stamp set is actually part of a bundle, which includes the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies!! What?? Rectangle dies?? They feature stitching on the inside and outside the frame, so you can use either size! I won’t be using these today, however, but will share with you a quick and easy card using the stamp set.

To start, use Bermuda Bay cardstock for the card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Pool Party cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF:

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For the card front, you will use the Balloon Bouquet Punch on a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet, use Whisper White Baker’s Twine to tie around the end, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, you will stamp the background stamp from Artisan Textures stamp set in Pool Party ink, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink, and the cut out using the largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies:

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I first adhered the balloons directly to the card base and then adhered the sentiment with dimensionals. I felt this needed a little something else added, so I opted for the Glitter Enamel Dots in Coastal Cabana:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Bermuda Bay ink, and I used a Blender Pen with Pool Party ink to color in the cake. The best part about this inside sentiment is that I was able to use my Stamparatus to position the stamps and stamp them all at the same time!

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? I chose to use the scalloped square and the Striped Scallops TIEF for this card because I thought the combination of the two tied well together. I also chose Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for the color combo because I haven’t created with these colors in so long and wanted some fun colors for this card! I hope you like it!!

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Incredible Like You

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the new Incredible Like You stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! This stamp set coordinates with the Incredible Like You Project Kit, but I thought today I would make a card with just the stamp set, which is a photopolymer 2-step set. I really didn’t know what I wanted to create at first, so I decided to start with the 2-step flower stamps and chose the Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove color combo. I absolutely loved how the flower turned out, so I decided to use the Calypso Coral/Grapefruit Grove/Mango Melody color combo to complete this card. Let’s get started on this great, all occasion card!

The card base is Calypso Coral, 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”. Using the hinge-step technique with my Stamparatus, I inked up the striped stamp first in Calypso Coral ink for the top and bottom, Grapefruit Grove ink for the next step to Calypso Coral, and then Mango Melody for the middle:

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For the front of the card, you will need enough Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to tie around the base layer into a bow, this design from the 6” x 6” Wood Textures DSP that measures 2 ½” x 2 ½”, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 2” x 2”. For the flower, I stamped the outline in Calypso Coral, the full flower stamp in Grapefruit Grove, the stem and leaves in Pear Pizzazz, and the dot stamp in Mango Melody. It really doesn’t show up very well, but I used my Wink of Stella pen along the Calypso Coral outline of the flower:

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To assemble the card front, tie the tulle ribbon around the base layer into a bow, adhere the squares together, use dimensionals to adhere the layered squares over the ribbon, and then adhere the base layer to the card base:

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For the inside, the sentiment from this set is stamped in Grapefruit Grove and the leaves from the set are stamped along the sides in Pear Pizzazz ink:

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I absolutely love card kits and the project kit that coordinates with this set makes 16 cards, but who doesn’t love seeing alternative ideas? It’s kind of like Paper Pumpkin, you want to see what others can create to inspire us!

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Quick and easy masculine birthday card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy masculine themed birthday card featuring the Buffalo Check Background stamp and the Winter Woods stamp set! It’s always hard this time of year to make birthday cards when you are in the midst of your Christmas crafting, so I thought I would take a couple of popular stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog to make this card!

You will start with a card base in Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Soft Suede cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is stamped in Early Espresso ink with the Buffalo Check Background stamp:

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The additional elements for the front of the card is a 6” piece of Copper Trim, the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous is heat embossed in Copper Emboss Powder on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, use the second smallest layering oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out the Copper Glimmer Paper, cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 3” x 3 ¾” and use the birch tree trunk stamp from Winter Woods stamp set in Early Espresso ink. I used my Stamparatus and the “hinge-step” technique for this and used my white watercolor pencil to slightly color the trunks so they stood out a little more on the cardstock:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the Crumb Cake cardstock to the Soft Suede base layer, adhere the Copper Trim across the bottom of the Crumb Cake cardstock, use liquid glue to adhere the layering ovals together, and then use a dimensional to adhere. TIP-I used Glue Dots to secure the trim to the front and back of the cardstock.:

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For the inside, the sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and is heat embossed in Copper Emboss Powder. The pinecones are from Winter Woods and are stamped in Early Espresso ink:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy? It’s always fun to combine different stamps to create a great card! Have you been thinking about getting the Buffalo Check or Winter Woods sets? Then you will be happy to know that both of these sets are going to be carried over into the 2019 Occasions Catalog, along with a few other goodies from the 2018 Holiday Catalog! Yay!!

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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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Fun and easy Birthday card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy birthday card made with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. In case you have overlooked the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, it also coordinates with the Balloon Bouquet Punch, the Classic Label Punch, and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies! Having so many options with a stamp set makes it super easy to create with!

Before I created this card, I first started with the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, decided to use the Melon Mambo striped paper, chose my color combination, and went from there!

You will start with a card base in Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Powder Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF:

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For the front of the card, you will first cut 1 ½” piece from the 6” x 6” DSP (it will be 1 ½” x 6”) and then cut the remaining 4 ½” x 6 at 3”, so you will then have to pieces measuring 3” x 4 ½”. You will use a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and Smokey Slate cardstock for the Celebrate Thinlit and use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the two pieces together, sliding it slightly so the Smokey Slate cardstock is showing underneath. For the balloons, I used the balloon stamp from the set to stamp in Smokey Slate and Powder Pink inks on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched out. The bigger balloon is punched out of a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock. The sentiment is stamped in Smokey Slate and Melon Mambo inks on Whisper White cardstock and then punched out with the Classic Label Punch. For the balloon ribbon, I used some Silver and Whisper White Baker’s Twine that I tied in a knot:

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To assemble the front, I adhered the DSP to the embossed base layer and then adhered to the card base. I cut Mini Dimensionals in half to adhere the Celebrate on the DSP and then used Dimensionals for the balloons and sentiments:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Smoky Slate ink and the flowers are stamped in Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, and Granny Apple Green inks. I cut the 1 ½” piece of DSP in half (¾” x 6”), adhered along the bottom, and then trimmed the excess off:

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Wasn’t that fun and easy?? I just love it when a seemingly “complicated” card is easy to make and with these instructions you can make two cards at once!

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