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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Happy Tulip Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and different take on stamping tulips with the Timeless Tulips Bundle! When it comes to flowers, I usually use Google Images when I’m looking for inspiration, which did give my inspiration for today’s card! I didn’t want to just stamp a color WW or VV cardstock, so I thought I would try colored cardstock just to see if it would even work, and I really liked it! I first tried stamping Poppy Parade ink on Mango Melody cardstock and then stamped on Petal Pink and So Saffron cardstocks, which gave me the tulips for this card because I really liked how the Poppy Parade ink looked slightly different with each cardstock.

The base layer for this card is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 4 ¾”, and embossed with the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the large tulip in Poppy Parade ink on Mango Melody, Petal Pink, and So Saffron cardstocks and punch out with the coordinating punch.

2. Use the “straight” stem to stamp two times on Soft Sea Foam cardstock in Mossy Meadow ink. Fussy cut both out and then trim on stem down and cut the other one so that you have three stems at different lengths.

3. Use the leaf stamp to stamp on Soft Sea Foam cardstock in Mossy Meadow ink two times, once in Poppy Parade ink on Mango Melody cardstock, and then punch out with the coordinating punch.

4. Cut a 6” piece of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, color with the Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends, and then tie into a bow (use however much ribbon you need to tie into a bow):

5. Using the sentiment from the stamp set, use Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Markers only on the HAPPY, stamping on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and then cut out with the second smallest Layering Squares Die.

On the embossed base layer, I first adhered two of the stems, the Mango Melody and Petal Pink tulips, the Mango Melody petal, and one of the leaves behind the Petal Pink tulip:

I then adhered the last stem, So Saffron tulip, and the last leaf:

Trim off the excess stems, adhere the bow with glue dots, and the sentiment with mini dimensionals. This 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 sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ½”, stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink, stamp the top of the stem in Mossy Meadow ink, and then stamp the medium tulip in Poppy Parade ink:

So, what do you think of the tulips? Do you like them stamped on colored cardstock or do you prefer Whisper White or Very Vanilla? Since tulips come in a variety of colors, you could even do tone-on-tone stamping with colored cardstock!

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Hey, Little Ladybug!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features two products from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog and a sneak peek at an upcoming product available February 4th! The Little Ladybug stamp set is a special SAB Hostess set that you can earn with a $300 (USD) product purchase and if you are on the fence about this set, well there is a coordinating die set that will be available for purchase starting February 4th for $29 (153588)! Not only do the dies cut out the four individual ladybugs, the full large flower, and just the top petal part, but it also has some super cute accent dies that also emboss! The coordinating dies were the clincher for me and as I demonstrator I could buy them NOW! lol I paired this set with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder from the Power of Hope Bundle (also in the SAB catalog) to create this sweet birthday card!

The base layer is Basic Gray cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stone 3D EF:

For the card front, you will need:

1. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Memento ink and punch out with the Classic Label Punch. Use the punch one more time with Lovely Lipstick cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

2. Stamp the two ladybugs in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock, color the “wings” and top of the head with Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, and then color the back and the flower with Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends. Let this dry for a moment before using Wink of Stella on the wings and flower. Cut these out with the coordinating die.

3. Use the flower die to cut/emboss three pieces from Lovely Lipstick cardstock and then place a small (3mm) Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of the flower.

4. Use the 2” Circle Punch to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock and the 2 ¼” Circle Punch to cut out a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock. Stamp a section of the All Wired Up Background stamp in Versamark ink and heat emboss with Black Emboss Powder. These two circles will be layered together.

To assemble the card front, adhere the layered circled about the middle of the embossed base layer and adhere the ladybugs with dimensionals. Adhere the Classic Label Punch pieces together with the Lovely Lipstick layer sticking out on the left side, this is adhered to the embossed base layer with mini dimensionals. The three flowers are adhered to the embossed base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black 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 and little ladybugs in Memento ink, color in the ladybugs with Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, and then add some Wink of Stella:

Isn’t this set so stinking cute?? I just love this time of year with the Mini (previously called Occasions Catalog) and the SAB Catalogs! This is a great time to restock on supplies that you have used up from the holidays and earn free products! 

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! 

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A Birthday Card "Four" Him!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features products from the Country Club Suite! If you have a golfer (or golfers) in your life, this suite is a must! I actually have several golfers in my life, including my husband. So, when I found out about this suite and told him, his response was, “it’s about time!”, yeah, insert eye roll…lol I so excited with the coordinating dies, they are so cute! There are even two coordinating dies for sentiments! Even if this suite may not be for you, definitely check out the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder! 

Absolutely Argyle 3D-debossed on the left and embossed on the right

The base layer for this card is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Absolutely Argyle 3D EF:

For the card front, you will need:

1. A 2” x 5 ¼” strip of this DSP design.

2. Stamp the golfer in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Use the grass die to cut out of Garden Green cardstock.

5. Use the triple golf ball die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. Tip-this die emboss’ and cuts, however, you will need to use 2 or 3 layers of cardstock for the embossing to show up. I used a scrap of WW cardstock, folded it in half, and then ran it thru the Big Shot three times to get the embossing for this card.

Adhere the DSP strip to the embossed base layer, I used the lines from my grid paper to line it up:

You will adhere the die cut golfer with dimensionals to the DSP, mini dimensionals to adhere the sentiment, snail for the grass, and liquid glue for the golf balls. This completed piece is adhered to a Garden Green 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 Garden Green ink, and adhere a ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom. Note-this is the other side of the DSP use on the card front:

This really was an easy card to make! Like I said, this suite is perfect for the golfer in your life, but it’s also good for those Father’s Day cards that you’ll be making (before you know it) or even if you are just looking for a good old masculine themed suite!

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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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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! 

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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!

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