Glitzy Birthday Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and fun birthday card with lots of glitz! In this year’s Holiday Catalog, Stampin’ Up! introduced metallic ink pads, Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer, and Celestial Copper, and I was ecstatic!  This now means that you don’t have to heat emboss gold, copper, or silver to your projects! Don’t get me wrong, I love heat embossing, but let’s face it, it can be, well, messy….if you’ve ever dumped a container out on your desk or floor, you know what I mean! Who wouldn’t love to receive a birthday card that’s gold and glitzy??

You will start with a base layer of Rococo Rose cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Tin Tile 3D Folder, and I lightly “dragged” the Golden Glitz Metallic ink across the raised side of the embossed cardstock. TIP-save time by using your heat tool to dry the ink:

For the card front:

1. On Crushed Curry cardstock, stamp the medium daisy stamp with Golden Glitz Metallic in three times and punch out with the coordinating punch.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays on Very Vanilla cardstock in Rococo Rose ink and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels die.

3. Use the fourth smallest Stitched Nested Labels die to cut out a layer piece for the sentiment from Early Espresso cardstock:

Adhere the stitched labels layers together and adhere to the card front. Use your bone folder to curl the edges of the daisy pieces, use liquid glue to adhere the layers together, slightly staggering, use three of the smallest Gold Glitter Enamel Dots for the center, and use a dimensional to adhere to the base layer, next to the sentiment piece:

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

For the inside sentiment, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Rococo Rose ink and the daffodils are stamped along the bottom in Golden Glitz Metallic ink:

Isn’t this a fun and glitzy card?? I really love how the gold metallic ink coordinates with these colors! If you are into heat embossing, then I highly suggest these metallic ink pads, just don’t forget that they take a little bit to dry, but this can be sped along with your heat tool!

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Make a fall card with the Snow Front stamp set!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Snow Front stamp set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog! When I first saw this set in the holiday catalog, I knew this would be perfect for my Christmas cards! But, why limit yourself to just one holiday card? I’ve used this set for Halloween and now I am also using it for my Thanksgiving cards! One of the things that makes this stamp set versatile for the seasons, is that there are no sentiments, just lots of scenery stamps for you to create with. I also wanted to incorporate Come to Gather DSP and thought the gingham design would pair nicely, not detracting from the scenery or looking too “busy”.

The base layer is this design, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the next layer is Pretty Peacock cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”, and the last layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3”x 4 ¼”:

To create the scenery and card front:

1. Use the 3” x 4 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the mountains in Gray Granite ink, closer to the top, two times.

2. Use a sponge dauber with Pool Party ink to color in the sky around the mountains and then a sponge dauber with Pear Pizzazz ink to color in the “meadow”.

3. Stamp the trees and deer in Early Espresso ink and then the pond in Pretty Peacock ink.

4. Use the small dotted/background stamp in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze inks to make it look like fall colored leaves in the trees and on the ground.

5. Adhere the Whisper White cardstock layer to the Pretty Peacock cardstock layer, adhere this piece to the gingham DSP with dimensionals, and then use enough Braided Linen Trim to tie around the bottom into a bow:

This completed piece is adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut at piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, cut a piece of the DSP at ¾” x 4” and adhere along the 4” side of the cardstock, ink up two of the trees (the stamp is three trees) in Early Espresso ink in the corner, stamp the dotted/background stamp in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze in for fall leaves, and then stamp the sentiment from Country Home in Pretty Peacock ink:

Don’t you just love the colors of this card? This would also make a great birthday card for that “outdoorsy” person in your life! You could also step this card up by heat embossing parts with clear embossing powder! If you are looking for a great versatile stamp set, give the Snow Front stamp set another look!

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A Wicked Halloween Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick Halloween card! With less than 2 weeks till Halloween, I double checked my Halloween card stash (yes, I do send cards at Halloween!!) and surprise, surprise….I’m behind! So I came up with today’s card that is very easy to duplicate and make multiples of, I made four of these exact cards. Let’s face it, when it comes to holiday cards, we all want to make those super cute and fancy cards, but sometimes LIFE happens and then it’s crunch time! Lol

The base layer is Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped with the spider web stamp in Memento Ink around the outer edges of the cardstock:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Basic Black Satin Ribbon to tie around the base layer into a bow.

2. Stamp the pumpkin from Gather Together on Pumpkin Pie cardstock in Early Espresso ink, cutting out with coordinating die. Use the Bronze Stampin’ Blend for the stem and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend around the shadows of the pumpkin.

3. Use the spider die to cut out from Black Foil Sheet.

4. One Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and cut out with the fourth largest Stitched Nested Dies. Use a Sponge Dauber with Smoky Slate ink around the edges and then adhere the skull and crossbones enamel shape.

Tie the ribbon around the base layer into a bow:

Adhere the pumpkin, sentiment and spider with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals:

Adhere this completed piece to a Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink, the bats are stamped in Memento ink, and then use a Sponge Dauber with Smoky Slate ink around the edges of the cardstock:

Fun and easy Halloween card, right?? When I was prepping this card, I found it easier to cut the Stitched Nested Die from the cardstock first and then I used one of the cut outline pieces as a base to place the cardstock in with my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment. I find this process the easiest when I have multiple sentiments, no need to stamp and then try and make sure that it’s lined up for cutting with a punch or die.

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Wishing you well

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card made from the Come to Gather Suite! I can honestly say that Stampin’ Up! hit it out of the park with the Come to Gather Suite for your fall themed cards and projects! I just love the rich jeweled toned colors used for the Designer Series Paper! Since this DSP is 12” x 12” and has 12 sheets (2 each of 6 double sided designs), you can use this one design of DSP to create 6 quick and easy cards!

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

For the card front you will need:

1. 2 pieces of Gold Shimmer Ribbon, each piece long enough to go across the DSP, horizontal and vertical.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, use the second smallest rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out, and then use the background stamp in Sahara Sand ink to fill in.

3. Use the smallest leaf die to cut out of Gold Foil, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot cardstock. Before cutting, spritz the Cajun Craze and Merry Merlot cardstock with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (a spritzer filled with Rubbing Alcohol and a few drops of paint).

First start assembling the card front with the ribbon, use your grid paper to help keep the lines straight, use a small bit of snail on the back of the ribbon to adhere to the DSP, and then on the back of the DSP to adhere the ends of the ribbon:

The sentiment is adhered on top of the ribbon and then the leaves are adhered to the corner of the sentiment, fanning them out, but keeping the “stems” lined up:

This piece is then adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I added a large Gold Glitter Enamel Dot to the middle of where the stems meet:

For the inside sentiment, cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, use the leaf stamp in Sahara Sand ink, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and then adhere a coordinating strip of DSP along the bottom, ¾” x 4”:

Isn’t this a great fall themed card?? I chose these sentiments because you can send a card to let the recipient know that you are thinking of them, for a variety of reasons, birthday, Thanksgiving, etc. With this simple layout, you can make 6 of these cards by cutting your 12” x 12” DSP like this:

1. Figure out the direction (if it matters) you want your DSP-horizontal or vertical, then cut 1 ½” off the bottom. Measurement: 1 ½” x 12” and 10 ½” x 12”.

2.  Take the 10 ½” x 12” piece of DSP and cut at 4” along the 12” side of the DSP. Measurement: 4” x 10 ½” and 8” x 10 ½”.

3. Take that 4” x 10 ½” and cut it in half along the 10 ½” side. This will give you two pieces measuring 4” x 5 ¼”. 

4. Repeat on the 8” x 10 ½” piece of DSP, cutting at 4”, and then at 5 ¼”. You will have six pieces of DSP measuring 4” x 5 ¼”.

5. Cut at 1 ½” x 12” strip of DSP at 4”, giving your three pieces measuring 1 ½” x 4”.

5. Cut the 1 ½” x 4” piece in half along the 1 ½” side, this will give you two pieces measuring ¾” x 4”. Repeat this step on the rest of the strips and you will have six pieces measuring ¾” x 4”.

This basic cut is a great way to use up that DSP (no more hoarding!) and you can dress the card front up or down with other products (punches, dies, ribbon, embellishments) without trying to figure out how to use up a whole bunch of little pieces! You can even take two of the base layers, cut them each diagonally, and use each side of the DSP design! Even easier is to use one piece and measure a cut across and flip one side over! So many easy possibilities!!

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Spooky graveyard Halloween card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and “spooky” graveyard Halloween card! Not only is this a quick and easy card to make, but another fun way to use the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes! I thought the trees from the Snow Front stamp set would be perfect to help create that spooky feeling for this graveyard card!

You will start with a 3” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamping the trees and ground cover stamps in Memento ink. I used my Stamparatus for the trees so that I could stamp them a couple of times to get a solid stamped image. I used the star stamp from Little Twinkle in Versamark ink and heat set with Clear Emboss Powder:

Using sponge daubers, I first colored the ground with Basic Gray ink, the lower sky in Blueberry Bushel ink, and the upper sky in Night of Navy ink. After coloring with the sponge daubers, I used a towel to remove the Night of Navy ink off the embossed stars:

To complete the card front:

1. Adhere three of the gravestone enamel shapes.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Whisper White Craft ink, use your Stamparatus in case you want to ink and stamp again for a brighter image. Use your Heat Tool to help dry the ink.

3. Cut a piece of the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet in the cracked design to 4” x 5 ¼” and scenery cardstock to the acetate sheet.

4. This completed piece is adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the tree and ground cover in Memento ink, and the sentiment in Night of Navy ink:

What a fun and easy Halloween card to make! It just goes to show you that you can combine different stamp sets to create a card for any occasion! The Monster Bash Enamel Shapes are a definite fun addition for your Halloween cards!!

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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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! 

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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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