The Gang's All Meer to Celebrate You!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute and fun birthday card featuring The Gang’s All Meer stamp set and Metallic Baker’s Twine from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! You can earn each of these items from the SAB Catalog with a qualifying product purchase, but why not combine them to make a fun card?? These little guys are super cute and so easy to color with your Stampin’ Blends! Since this is a “group”, I thought the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays would work perfectly!

The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”, and this design from the Birthday Bonanza DSP, cut at 3” x 4”, is layered on top:

For the card front:

1. On a ½” strip of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Memento ink and use the Banner Triple Punch to punch the end.

2. Use the Bermuda Bay metallic twine from the combo pack, measure three 16” pieces, and tie into a bow.

3. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 3”, stamp the Meer cats in Early Espresso ink, color the ground with Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends and shade under the Meer cats with Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends, color the sky with Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends, and color the Meer cats with Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, use the Dark Crumb Cake to create a “shadow” on the lines of each cat.

Adhere the three layers together:

This is adhered to a Bermuda Bay cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, the sentiment is adhered with mini dimensionals, and adhere the bow with glue dots:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink, and adhere a 1” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this a quick and fun card? You can easily substitute the inside sentiment with something other than a birthday sentiment. This would also make a great “from the group” birthday card for coworkers, a family member, etc. This is also another quick and easy card that you can make multiples of and add your sentiment later!

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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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Birthday Bonanza DSP-not just for birthdays!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun congratulations card featuring the Sending You Thoughts stamp set and Birthday Bonanza DSP! The Sending You Thoughts stamp set is from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog that you can earn for FREE with a $50 product purchase! I will admit that at first glance this stamp set did not make my list for SAB products, but after I went back and really looked at the catalog, this stamp set was a must for me! It comes with 9 different sentiments and you can mix and match some of them, depending on the card you are creating. So, I thought pairing this with one of the designs from the Birthday Bonanza DSP to make a fun card!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the 1” Circle Punch to punch out one each of Mango Melody, Terracotta Tile, and Bermuda Bay cardstock to create a “balloon”.

2. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out one each of Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, and Coastal Cabana cardstock to create a “balloon”.

3. Cut six 3” pieces of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

4. Make three bows using the Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

5. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Bermuda Bay ink, cut out with the third smallest Layering Oval Die and use the second largest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut out of Coastal Cabana cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

To assemble the card front, use liquid glue to adhere the baker’s twine to the back of the balloons, a bow to the Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Terracotta Tile balloons and set aside a moment to dry. After drying, position the balloons as shown on the DSP base layer, two scallops with one regular circle and two regular circles with one scallop, adhere the two balloons that are behind with adhesive and the front balloon with a dimensional:

Adhere the layered sentiment to the DSP base layer with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Coastal Cabana 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 Bermuda Bay ink and adhere a strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you just love this card?? You may not need a congratulations card too often, but this is a great way to use up your DSP to have a card readily available! You could also keep the layout and just change the sentiment for a birthday card or even a thank you card! 

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.

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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Timeless Tropical birthday card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Tropical Oasis Suite from the 2020 Mini Catalog! I was fortunate to win the Timeless Tropical stamp set when I attended OnStage in Portland this past November, but I fell in love with this suite when I first saw it in the catalog! The timing couldn’t be better for the release of this suite after spending a few days with my mother and younger son in Hawaii, I right away knew that the perfect Christmas present for my mother would be a small scrapbook! Since she vacationed with us in the Outer Banks in June, the Come Sail Away Suite was perfect for those pictures, and the Tropical Oasis Suite was perfect for the pictures taken in Hawaii! Since the scrapbook was an 8” x 8”, that left me with several perfect pieces of DSP for card making and to get started on those January birthdays!

For this card, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, for the base layer:

Additionally, you will need the following for the card front:

1. 2” x 4” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.

2. A 4” strip of the Braided Burlap Trim, use your fingertips/nails to fray the ends.

3. A ¾” x 4” strip of DSP, this is the back design from the one used for the base layer.

4, Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Dies.

5. One leaf trinket.

6. Use the flower die to cut out one set in Poppy Parade cardstock and another in Petal Pink cardstock. Keep the smallest and largest flowers in each color for the front and the two middle flowers will be used for the inside. You will also need Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the centers.

Adhere the embossed Crumb Cake cardstock to the base layer DSP, slightly down from the top and away from the edge for a dimensional to fit in-between. Adhere the strip of DSP to the base layer with dimensionals (on each end):

Use glue dots to adhere the flowers to the sentiment piece and then use a 4mm rhinestone in the middle of the large flower and a 3mm rhinestone in the middle of the small flower (the rhinestone hides the glue dots). Adhere the sentiment over the embossed cardstock with a dimensional on each side:

Use liquid glue to adhere the burlap trim to the strip of DSP and to adhere the trinket to the burlap trim. This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”. Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink and then adhere the two remaining flowers with glue dots (the leaves are big enough to hide the glue dot under):

Isn’t this a super cute card?? Now, Poppy Parade and Petal Pink are NOT listed as coordinating colors for this DSP, but after comparing cardstocks, I thought these coordinated with the DSP better. The strip of DSP is actually that 1 ½” strip that you have when you cut a 12” x 12” sheet down at 4”, I just cut this in half and made two of these cards! Any products from the 2020 Mini Catalog will be available for customers to purchase on January 3rd!

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.

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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New Years Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Groups New Years Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

I chose to create a card to celebrate the new year, which can be perfect for invitations if you are having a get together, a service professional, or even if you missed someone on your Christmas list! Whether it’s one card or several, this is very easy to make!

To start, your base layer with be a piece of Gold Foil Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then a piece of Basic Black cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, to layer on top of the Gold Foil sheet:

I used two stamps from the Little Twinkle stamp set to create a “starry night” by heat embossing with Gold Emboss Powder:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out the balloons from the Gold Foil Sheet (the Basic Black cardstock will hide this) and use the numbers two and zero from the Make a Difference stamp set to heat emboss “2020” in Black Shimmery Emboss Powder.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1 ½” x 4 ½” and heat emboss the single star stamp with Gold Emboss Powder.

3. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out of Gold Glimmer Paper to spell “Cheers”.

To assemble the card, adhere the embossed Basic Black cardstock on top of the Gold Foil Sheet, adhere the embossed Whisper White cardstock piece in the middle, and use Multipurpose Glue to adhere the die cut letters to the embossed Whisper White cardstock:

The balloons are adhered with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White 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”, use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the “Happy New Year” part of the stamp from Itty Bitty Christmas, and heat emboss more stars with Gold Emboss Powder:

Wasn’t that a fun and easy card to make? I chose to cut an extra piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside, this way if you make a mistake, just flip it over and start again! For me, it never fails that I make some sort of “boo-boo” and this just makes it easier! I also love it when I’m challenged to make a card and try to figure out what I have on hand to make something for an occasion that I normally wouldn’t make!

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.

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 last month’s Christmas 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. Dawn Seelhoff  
3. Pam Nichols  
4. Luly Gonzalez  
5. Tina Wardell  
6. Christina Miller  
7. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Linda Cullen  
10. Gigi Melone 

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It's a Birthday Bonanza!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to make this super cute birthday card! This designer series paper is part of the Birthday Bonanza Suite from the 2020 Mini Catalog! Who wouldn’t want a super cute, bright, and cheerful card for their birthday?? As an added bonus, I also used the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (this is carrying over from the Holiday Catalog) to give the balloons some texture and was also able to incorporate the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequin Combo Pack from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! 

The base layer for this card is this design from the Birthday Bonanza DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out of coordinating cardstock and emboss with the Coastal Weave and Hammered Metal 3D EF. I used Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, and Coastal Cabana cardstock. 

2. Use the Metallic Baker’s Twine to tie to the end of the balloons.

3. Use whatever color/size combo of sequins.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangles Die.

I first adhered three of the balloons with glue dots to the DSP:

Then adhere the other two balloons and sentiment with dimensionals, making sure the baker’s twine is behind the sentiment and trimming off the excess baker’s twine:

I used glue dots to adhere the bigger sequins and the fine tip glue pen to adhere the small sequin on the corner of the sentiment. This is adhered to a Bermuda Bay 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 Bermuda Bay ink, and adhere a ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this a super cute card?? If you missed this suite or maybe thought it wasn’t for you, give it a second look! If you are looking for some cute birthday DSP, pairing it with items you may already have is a fun way to change up your cards! The Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo coordinate with the Lily Impressions DSP, but as you can see, you just might find another DSP to coordinate it with-just like I did with the Birthday Bonanza DSP! All items from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs will be available for customers starting January 3rd!

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.

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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Lovely Lily Pad first impression!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my first card creation featuring products from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog and this year is another hit! I mean, who doesn’t love to earn free products?? The very first “must” on my list, was the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad Dies, and the Lily Impressions DSP! I used all these items and the Sending You Thoughts stamp set from SAB as well. I just love the bright and cheery colors in the DSP and in case you didn’t notice, but the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is reversible! What that means is, one side is the solid or “background” and the other side is the detailed. Really makes stamping so easy, just stamp, clean, and flip over to use the other side! These stamps are not designed to “line up exactly”, but are just slightly off to give it that “artistic impression” to coordinate with the DSP.

For this card, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon to tie around the DSP, into a bow.

2. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the stamp lily background stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink, use Lovely Lipstick ink for the detailed side, and then cut out with the coordinating die, making three flowers. To give these a little sparkle, I lightly used the Wink of Stella pen to color over.

3. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Label Die. 

4. Use the fourth smallest Stitched Nested Label Die to cut out a piece in Blackberry Bliss cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

To assemble the card front, I tied the ribbon into a bow towards the bottom of the DSP, adhered the layering sentiment pieces together and adhered to the DSP, and then adhered the lily’s with glue dots:

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

For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere a ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you just love this Lovely Lily Pad bundle?? The paper reminds me so much of the Perennial Essence DSP and how it looks just like a painting! Since the DSP design I chose is so stunning, I decided to keep the accents simple. Don’t forget that you can earn each of these items for FREE with a qualifying purchase! This bundle will definitely coordinate perfectly with the many sentiment stamp sets Stampin’ Up has to offer! The Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs go live January 3, 2020, so get your wish lists together!!

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.

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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For your new home!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and fun card made with the Delightful Day Bundle! Recently, my beautiful mother-in-law came out to visit for a couple of weeks and her visit wouldn’t be complete without making at least one card! For her first week, we spent it in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with family and friends and then the second week we spent time in my craft room sharing tips, tricks, product information, and storage ideas! Since she had a special request to make a card for a new home owner, this was the perfect opportunity for her to use some of the new products from the annual catalog. I designed this card for her to show that you can use just a few products to make a cute and easy card in a snap!

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. A Pearlized Doily.

2. Enough Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie a bow around the DSP.

3. A scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the leaves and stem stamp in Garden Green ink, stamp the flowers in Daffodil Delight ink, and punch out with the Starburst Punch.

4. Cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock at 1” x 2 ¾”, use the Delightful Tag Topper to punch both ends, and stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink.

Adhere the stamped starburst cardstock to the pearlized doily and then adhere this piece to the DSP base layer:

Adhere the tag sentiment along the bottom of the doily with dimensionals and then tie the metallic edge ribbon into a bow in between the sentiment and the edge of the DSP. Note-I just cut a piece of ribbon long enough to go around the front and around the edge of the backside, tied a bow separately, and then adhered the bow with a glue dot:

This completed card front is then adhered to a Garden Green cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Garden Green ink, and I adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP (same design as the card front) along the bottom with snail:

Isn’t this a super cute card?? You can always step this card up a bit with maybe some metallic thread, pearls, or even rhinestones! Don’t forget that you can also color those pearls and rhinestones with Stampin’ Blends to color coordinate!!

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.

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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