Congratulations card with Sailing Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great congratulations card using the new Come Sail Away Suite! Whether it’s a graduation, retirement, or another achievement, this suite is perfect for the occasion! This card is also perfect to give you a sneak peek at the upcoming new InColor, Seaside Spray, by replacing the listed coordinating color Balmy Blue. I mean, Seaside Spray just has to coordinate with the Come Sail Away Suite just because of the name, right?? Lol

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

Additionally, you will use the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s twine to create a “rope” (directions below), the ship’s wheel trinket, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the 1 ½” Punch, use the coordinating framelit to cut out of Night of Navy cardstock, stamp the smaller sailboat in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating thinlit, and then to create background for the sailboat I pressed a clear block onto the Seaside Spray ink pad, spritzed the block with water, pressed the block onto Whisper White cardstock, and then cut out with the 4thlargest Rectangle Stitched Framelit. ***TIP-you can use your heat gun to dry out the paper and prevent it from curling up from the water:

To create the “rope”, I cut a 10” piece of the baker’s twine, folded it in half, and then tied it into 3 knots. I used my snips on the end with the loop to even out the twine length on the ends and then used my fingers/nails to “fray” the ends:

To assemble the card front, first adhere the Whisper White rectangle inked cardstock at an angle onto the DSP base layer. Adhere the sentiment onto the Night of Navy cardstock, adhere the ship’s wheel trinket with glue dots, and then adhere this piece and the sailboat with dimensionals. The baker’s twine is adhered with glue dots and then I stamped the birds in Soft Suede ink. This completed piece is adhered to Seaside Spray cardstock, 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 Night of Navy ink, stamp the sailboat in Soft Suede ink, and then I used my Aqua Painter with Seaside Spray ink to color in around the sailboat:

Isn’t this a great congratulations card?? It was so easy to create the background for the sailboat by just using a clear block, a stamp pad, and a spritzer with water! You can use this with any color! I usually will use my ink refill bottle and a drop or two directly on the clear block, but I haven’t ordered mine yet, so pad to block is the perfect solution!

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Life is beautiful with Mosaic Mood

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper combined with the Colorful Seasons and Butterfly Wishes stamp sets! I received this DSP at OnStage in April from Prize Patrol (Free DSP? Yes, please!!) and I will admit that this design is not what I would typically gravitate to (you can find the Mosaic Mood Suite on page 119 in the 2019-2020 AC), however, this really is beautiful DSP that has shiny accents on one side. I chose to pair this with the new Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to accent and this ribbon is very easy to use. 

For my base layer, I chose this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The additional pieces for the card front is a piece of textile ribbon long enough to wrap around just the front of the DSP (about 7 ½”), the sentiment stamped in Terracotta Tile ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the 3rdlargest Stitched Nested Labels Dies, and then the two butterflies stamped in Terracotta Tile ink and cut out with the Butterfly Duet Punch:

Now, the butterfly stamps that coordinate with the Butterfly Duet Punch are two separate cling (red rubber) stamps. So, you can either stamp them however you want on the cardstock and then punch out, or you can create a template with the punch, layer this on top of your cardstock using your Stamparatus, align the stamps in the punched-out spots, lift the stamps with the Stamparatus plate, ink, stamp the images, and then punch out:

To assemble the card front, wrap and adhere the ribbon around the middle of the DSP, adhere the stamped sentiment on top, adhere the butterflies with mini dimensionals, and then I used Gold Metallic Pearls in the corners of the stamped sentiment piece:

This is then adhered to a Terracotta Tile 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 Terracotta Tile ink and the butterflies in Mint Macaron ink:

Wasn’t this an easy and awesome card to make? This just goes to show you that you can like only the DSP from a suite, but totally make it your own! What do you think of Terracotta Tile as one of the new 2019-2021 In Colors?One reason I chose the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon is because it also coordinates with the Garden Lane DSP, so now I will get even more use out of this ribbon! Food for thought when you are trying to pick out ribbon…

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Simple Special Celebrations Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which featuring the Special Celebrations stamp set! Whether you are making a card for an upcoming wedding, or even an anniversary, this quick and easy card will surely mean the world to the recipient! I chose to pair this stamp set with All My Love DSP and Be Mine Stitched Shapes Framelits to show you not only how to use up your DSP, but also to combine products you may not have thought about!

For the card front, start with Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, this design from All My Love DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, and Vellum cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

You will also use about 4 ¼” of the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, this heart die cut out of Lovely Lipstick cardstock, and a ¾” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment heat embossed in silver, and then the ends punched with the Banner Triple Punch:

To assemble the card front, I first positioned the Vellum cardstock on the DSP, used blocks to keep in place, and then placed some adhesive in the middle of the ribbon to adhere to the Vellum cardstock:

I then used some liquid glue (or you can use snail) on the back of the Vellum cardstock behind the ribbon, place on the DSP, and then adhere the ends of the ribbon to the back of the DSP:

I then used liquid glue (or if you have the adhesive sheets, place that on the back of the cardstock before cutting with the die) to adhere the die cut heart on top of the ribbon and DSP, place mini dimensionals at the end of the sentiment (this will also help secure the die cut heart to the vellum), and then adhere this completed piece to the Lovely Lipstick cardstock base layer:

This completed card front will be adhered to a Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, I cut another piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5” to layer on top, and then heat embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder. I decided to use the rose die from the set in Lovely Lipstick cardstock and adhered to the bottom corner:

Stunning but easy card to make! You can easily change this DSP up or even “create your own” DSP using the Forever Lovely stamp set to customize your colors! All the products used for this card are carrying over to the new catalog, EXCEPT the All My Love DSP, this is on the retirement list and is only available while supplies last.

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Paper Pumpkin April 2019, Sentimental Rose p3

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which are my final two alternative creations from the Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin kit! These are quick and easy cards to make with just a few extra supplies. 

For the card on the left, you will start with this card base design and cut in half at the score line. You will also need this design from the layering card fronts, stamp the rose in Gray Granite ink, one of the corrugated labels, one of the die-cut labels and stamping the sentiment in Gray Granite ink, and the baker’s twine:

To assemble the card front, adhere the stamped card front layer to the base layer, tie the baker’s twine around the corrugated label into a bow, adhere this to the stamped layer, adhere the sentiment label with dimensionals towards to upper right corner, and then I added three of the enamel dots in Mint Macaron:

This is then adhered to a So Saffron cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is the other half of the cut card base, the sentiment and rose are stamped in Gray Granite ink:

For the card on the right, you will use the So Saffron card base design, cut in half down the score line. You will also need one of the corrugated element pieces, the flower layering card front, baker’s twine, and one of the die-cut labels, stamping the sentiment in Gray Granite ink:

To assemble the card front, adhere the flower layering card front onto the corrugated element, adhere this to the So Saffron base layer, tie the baker’s twine around the base layer into a bow, and adhere the sentiment with dimensionals. This is then adhered to a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Basic Black cardstock and then adhere this to a 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½” Gray Granite cardstock card base. I added a rhinestone to the middle of the rose for a little extra bling:

For the inside, use the other half of the card base and stamp the rose in Gray Granite ink. I left out a sentiment so I could use it for any congratulatory reason:

Both of these are very quick and easy! While I showed you different sentiments to use, you could always use the Happy Mother’s Day stamp for them all! If you have been thinking about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin or want to reactivate your subscription, here’s a sneak-peek at May’s kit HERE and you have until May 10thto sign up for this sweet kit!

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Celebrate You with Broadway Bound DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which started out wondering how I was going to use this piece of 3” x 4 ½” piece of Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper. Since I haven’t created with this DSP in a while, I thought it was time to bring it back out and look at what I have left to use, which is a lot sadly….but this card is very easy to make and I chose to use Lemon Lime Twist as my “pop of color”!

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


The next layer is this design from the Broadway Bound DSP, cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

The rest of the items that you will need for the front of the card: 

-Enough Black Satin Ribbon to wrap around the base layer

-The Celebrate Thinlit Die to cut out of Black Foil Sheet and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock

-The You Thinlit Die to cut out of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock

-Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out the small balloon in Black Foil Sheet and the large balloon in Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Tie Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the Black Foil balloon and Basic Black Baker’s Twine for the Lemon Lime Twist balloon:

First place your satin ribbon around the middle of the embossed base layer (adhering the end pieces to the back) and then adhere the DSP on top:

Adhere the celebrate cut out in foil on top of the cardstock piece using your Fine Tip Glue Pen and then adhere to the DSP. The You is adhered with Mini Dimensionals:

The balloons are adhered with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Back Black 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 to 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is from the Picture Perfect stamp set in Memento ink and the background is from the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set in Gray Granite and Lemon Lime Twist inks:

Fun and easy card to make, right?? This card is based in neutral colors, so you could really use any color for your “pop of color”! Don’t forget, to get your “balloon string” to twirl, use your bone folder, just like you would with ribbon and the edge of your scissors!

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All My Love-Anniversary Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Forever Lovely Bundle and All My Love Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! I was first introduced to the stamp set and dies in Orlando this last November, but until I actually had this set in front of me, I didn’t realize how creative you can be with it! I started out making this card with an anniversary theme in mind, however, the final card is not what I started out with making, lol! But, that’s the life of a crafter and just because what you start out making doesn’t go right, you try again! Have you ever been so excited about a set that you have all these ideas in your mind, but they don’t quite turn out how you envisioned them? When this happens to me, I simply set the unused pieces aside, move on to something else, and then come back at a later date to try again.

For this card, I used Soft Sea Foam for the card base to keep the theme light and bright. Soft Seam Foam is one of the new colors from the Color Revamp I was sooo excited about and just knew I was going to use the heck out of this color, but sadly no. So, when I saw that this was one of the coordinating colors for the All My Love DSP, I was excited to have another DSP to coordinate Soft Sea Foam with!

The card base measures 4 ¼” x 11” and is scored at 5 ½”:

The base layer is from the All My Love DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The additional items you will need for the card front is the sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, a piece of the Whisper White Flax Ribbon cut at 4 ¼”, the leaves are cut out of Soft Sea Foam cardstock with the Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies, the scalloped circle is the third largest from the Layering Circles Framelits from the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets, and the flowers are from the framelits as well in Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets with a Pearl Basic Jewel in the middle:

To assemble the sentiment, adhere the layered circles together, apply a little bit of adhesive to the back of the circles to adhere the leaves, and then use a glue dot to adhere the foil flower:

Next, adhere the Flax Ribbon across the DSP using Tear & Tape:

The sentiment is adhered with dimensionals and the remaining three flowers are adhered with glue dots:

The base layer is then adhered to the card base:

The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, I first stamped the small hearts in Lovely Lipstick ink, then I adhered the flower piece (that was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with the two-step flower stamp in Lovely Lipstick and Soft Sea Foam ink, used the edgelit to cut the top, and then fussy cut the bottom), and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings in Lovely Lipstick ink:

The inside flower piece was actually what I first started creating for this card and when it didn’t work out, I used it on the inside! If you are looking for a versatile stamp that is good not just for Valentine’s Day, but wedding, anniversary, and even birthday, then you should give this set a second thought! I was originally going to order the Meant To Be Bundle because I really wanted the heart framelits (so sad when the Sweet & Sassy Framelits retired!), but then I looked at what I could use the most and ordered the Forever Lovely Bundle instead. Yes, I still ordered the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies because they are simply adorable!!

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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!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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