Fun baby card with Animal Outing

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and cute baby card using the eclipse technique! This is a quick and easy card to make and using the Animal Outing stamp set and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper. If you have the Large Letter Framelits, these work perfectly with this technique!

To start, I used this design from the Animal Expedition DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

To line up the framelits, I first started with the B and the Y on the ends and used my grid paper and a ruler to make sure I lined them across the DSP. I then lined up and spaced the B and the A in the middle. To help keep the dies in place, I used small Post-It Notes:

I then adhered the DSP to a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. TIP-I used liquid glue to allow some “wiggle room” to line up the papers:

To pop the letters up, I used mini dimensionals and here is how I placed them:

After adhering the letters, I tied a piece of Call Me Clover Grosgrain into a bow:

This piece is then adhered to a Call Me Clover cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I added three of the smallest Rhinestone Gems to the ribbon:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock and the sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover ink. The kangaroo is stamped in Memento ink, colored in with the Light Crumb Cake and Bronze Stampin Blends, with the koala colored in with the Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I used Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to color the “shadow” under the kangaroo and to color in the koala’s nose:

Fun and easy card, right?? I just love the Animal Outing Suite (page 27 in the AC) and making a baby card is so easy! If you don’t have the Large Letter Framelits, you should definitely consider them! Not only are they perfect for cards, but also for scrapbooking!!

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Feel better soon

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super sweet “get well soon” card! No matter if someone is feeling “down and out” or “down for the count”, what better way to perk them up than a bright and colorful card! Speaking of color, do you ever wonder about different color combinations and how to figure them out? Head to Pinterest! That’s how I decided on the colors I used today. I started out with Coastal Cabana and I wanted to use colors that I could also use for the flower from Humming Along, so I chose to use Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green with Copper Foil for a little bling!

I first started with the flower on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Smoky Slate ink with my Stamparatus:

The flower is colored in with Light and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends, the stem and leaf and colored with Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and the stamen is colored in with Light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends:

This is then heat embossed with copper powder and cut out with the coordinating framelit:

The base layer is Mango Melody cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The next layer is this design in Coastal Cabana from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 3” x 5 ¼” and then two strips of Copper Foil, cut at ¾” x 5 ¼”:

First adhere the Copper Foil strips to the back of the Coastal Cabana DSP (use your grid paper to help line them up) and then adhere to the Mango Melody cardstock:

For the rest of the card front, you will need to cut out flower, a piece of Whisper White Tulle Ribbon tied into a bow, and the sentiment from Florentine Filigree stamp set is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the smaller layering framelit from Lily Framelits Dies, and then cut out a piece of Mango Melody cardstock with the larger layering framelit:

Adhere the flower on the DSP, adhere the bow with a glue dot, and then adhere the layering cardstock pieces together, then adhere to the card front with dimensionals. This is then adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼”x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is from Humming Along in Coastal Cabana ink and adhere a ¾” strip of the DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

What do you think?? Bright, fun, quick, and easy! All the things a card should be! Have you ever been stuck on color combinations? Just choose one color and see what you get, you just may be surprised!

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Kindness & Compassion card with Petal Promenade DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet condolence card made with the Kindness & Compassion stamp set and Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. Unfortunately, there comes a time when we may need to make a condolence card and this stamp set is perfect for the occasion. I decided to pair this stamp set with the Petal Promenade DSP because there are two designs that have trimmable elements, which I already have precut, but have not used. So, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity!

To start, I chose this design, trimmed it down to edge of each side, and rounded each corner with the Detailed Trio Punch. The final measurement after trimming is 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”:

I layering this on a piece of Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”, the corners rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch, and embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF:

For your base layer, use this design from the Petal Promenade DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The sentiment from Kindness & Compassion is heat embossed in silver emboss powder on the DSP, which is adhered to the embossed cardstock (I used liquid glue to give me room to line up the cardstock pieces), and then I tied a piece of Whisper White Tulle Ribbon around into a bow:

This piece is then adhered to the base layer DSP and then adhered to the Highland Heather card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather ink and then I used the flower and leaf stamp from Beautiful Promenade in Highland Heather and Mossy Meadow inks:

What do you think?? I really haven’t used any of the trimmable designs, but I think that I’m going to experiment some more with this and see what I can create! Have you ever purchased designer series paper with some idea of how you were going to use it, but then kind of forgot about it? It’s so easy to create cards with the rest of the designs!

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Poppin’ Birthday-Paper Pumpkin Alternative p3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are my last two alternatives for the March 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Poppin’ Birthday! This kit has been so fun and full of alternative possibilities! While I have showed you four alternatives (made two cards of each design), I still have tons of Paper Pumpkin product left to make even more cards. These last two cards will show you one way to use the pop-out insert and to make a #simplestamping birthday card just using the stamps from the kit.

For the card on the right, I first started with a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the base layer for the card front. I first stamped the confetti stamp in Daffodil Delight ink:

I used the party hat stamp in Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, and Flirty Flamingo inks. From the confetti die-cut numbers, I used the 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1, positioning them diagonally, starting with the 5 in one corner and the 1 in the opposite corner, making it like a “countdown” before the card is opened:

For the inside of the card, I used the present pop-out, stamping the sentiments in Poppy Parade ink and adhering two of the die-cut bows:

The card base is Poppy Parade cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. Instead of using the Tear & Tape provided with the kit, I used liquid glue to adhere the pop-out to the inside of the card (this will give you a little wiggle room for adjustments and lining up):

I adhered the base layer to the front of the card and then I also used the E clear block to press the card down to allow the inside glue to set:

Finally for my last card, this idea was inspired by how to use the stamps after you have already used all the contents from the kit to make all those beautiful cards!

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” for the base layer. The streamer is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink, the party hat in Flirty Flamingo ink, and the balloons in Bermuda Bay ink, the string is hand drawn in with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker:

This is adhered with dimensionals to a Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade ink and the streamer is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink:

Quick and easy cards to make for some fun birthday wishes! A quick and easy way to make a bunch of birthday cards to have on hand is to cut up some Whisper White cardstock for the base layer and inside sentiment, stamp them in the colors you have on hand, and then cut up coordinating cardstock for the card base! You can make two cards at once by doing this!!

Here’s a little funny bonus card that I made, this popped into my head right after I opened the box and saw the die cut numbers! lol

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Poppin’ Birthday-Paper Pumpkin Alternative p2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two more alternatives for the March 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Poppin’ Birthday! I can honestly say this has been such a fun kit to create these alternative ideas to share with you! If you missed my previous post for the first two alternatives, you can see them here. So, let’s get started with today’s cards, which you can make two of each!

Starting with the card on the right, take the pop-out cake sheet and cut the cake pieces out along the score lines:

You will adhere the die-cut candles to the back, cut two for the top, two for the middle, and three for the bottom: 

For the base layer, cut the striped card base into two pieces, measuring 4” x 5 ¼” each:

The sentiment for the card front is stamped on the die-cut piece from the kit in Bermuda Bay ink, I lined the “happy” and the “birthday” up on a single block, and adhered one of the die-cut party hats:

To assemble the card front, I adhered the cake layers together, adhered this piece to the base layer with dimensionals, and then adhered the sentiment piece with dimensionals:

This is then adhered to a Bermuda Bay 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 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink, the streamers in Daffodil Delight ink, and the party hat in Poppy Parade ink:

For the card on the left, you will cut down the striped card base into two base layers, measuring 4” x 5 ¼”, use two of the white die-cut labels, two of the die-cut party hats, two of die-cut bows, five of the polka dot die-cut numbers (I used the odd numbers), and two of the die-cut striped rectangle pieces:

Stamp the sentiment on the die-cut label in Poppy Parade ink and adhere the die-cut party hat and bow:

Adhere the striped die-cut piece to the base layer (this is a little longer across, so just snip the extra off), arrange the numbers where you want them, adhere them with mini dimensionals (except the one behind the sentiment, use snail), and then adhere the sentiment with dimensionals:

This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, measuring 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, stamp the sentiment and party hat in Poppy Parade ink and the streamers in Daffodil Delight ink:

Here is the second card I made, but this time I used the even numbers from the confetti die-cut numbers:

Another quick and easy set of alternatives! These cards are a great way to use up the products from the kit and make your own special birthday card!! I have two more alternatives that I will be sharing with you next time!

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Easter Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Easter Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or you have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creation today! So, let’s get started!

For me, holidays are a great time to make and send cards to family and friends to let them know I’m thinking of them. But let’s face it, if you have more than a handful of cards to make, it can be overwhelming! The card I am sharing with you today is a simple and beautiful card to make, but also so easy to make multiples of! This is a great way to use up your ribbon and designer series paper because the new annual catalog will be here before we know it, so let’s make some room for all those new goodies!! Lol

Starting with the Gingham Gala 6” x 6” DSP, cut the color of your choice at 4 ½”, this will give you a 1 ½” x 6” piece, and then cut that in half at ¾”. The remaining piece of DSP will measure 4 ½” x 6”, on the 6” side you will cut this at 3”, which will give you two pieces measuring 3” x 4 ½”. Cutting your DSP at these measurements will give you enough to make two cards from this one piece:

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Garden Trellis TIEF:

For the rest of the card front, you will need some scrap Whisper White cardstock to stamp the lily, stems, and leaf to cut out with the coordinating framelit die (I stamped the lily in Highland Heather ink and the leaf and stems in Granny Apple Green ink), and then a piece of coordinating organdy ribbon tied into a bow. **TIP-to make sure that the stamp and die line up for cutting, first place the die down, place the stamp inside the die, and then pick up the stamp with either your block or Stamparatus. I also have some tips and tricks about the best stamped image, which you can see that blog post by clicking here:

To assemble the card front, adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer:

I used glue dots to adhere the lily and leaf pieces together, then used dimensionals to adhere the DSP, and used a glue dot to adhere the ribbon:

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

For the inside, cut at piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Highland Heather ink, the stem in Granny Apple Green ink, the lily in Highland Heather ink, and then adhere the ¾” piece of Gingham Gala DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

If you are looking for a great way to make multiples of for Easter, I hope this helps you! One sheet of colored cardstock, one sheet of Whisper White cardstock, one sheet of DSP, and some scrap for cutting the stamped images gives you two quick and easy cards! Missed out on the Lily Framelits and Organdy Ribbon? No worries! Stamp the lilies on a 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock (or smaller) and use white ribbon that you have on hand instead!

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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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

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 the Sale-A-Bration 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. Pam Nichols  
3. Linda L Cullen  
4. Gigi Melone  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Lori Mueller  
7. Luly González  
8. Tina Wardell  
9. Danette Herera  
10. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
11. Rachael Rife  
12. Kim McPeek 

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Stronger than most with Petal Promenade Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which a beautiful encouragement card made with the Petal Promenade Suite! There may come a time when a friend or loved one may be going through a rough time, and what better way to let them know that you are thinking of them, with some words of encouragement, than sending them a heartfelt card. The Petal Promenade Suite is a beautiful suite and perfect for such occasion!

Start with a base layer in Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then the next layer is this design from the Petal Promenade DSP, cut a 3 ¾” x 5”:

For the rest of the card front, you will use the doily die from Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies to cut out of Champagne Foil Sheet, stamp the sentiment from Beautiful Promenade stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out with the smallest oval from the Layering Ovals Thinlits Dies, cut out a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock with the smallest scallop oval from the dies to layer the sentiment on, cut out two of the leaves from Beautiful Layers in Mossy Meadow cardstock, and cut enough Very Vanilla Lace Trim and Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon to wrap around the front of the DSP:

Layer the Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon on top of the Very Vanilla Lace Trim and adhere the end pieces to the back of the DSP. Then adhere this piece to the Very Vanilla cardstock base layer:

The oval layers are adhered together, the leaves are adhered to the back of this piece, and then this is adhered to the foil doily piece. To adhere the foil doily to the DSP, I cut a dimensional in half, placing one piece at the top and the other on the bottom, and then adhered to the DSP. By doing this, the ribbon will be in between the dimensionals and the foil doily will stay in place and keep the ribbon in place:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Fresh Fig card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Fresh Fig ink. I used the background stamp in Fresh Fig ink along the left side and the flowers in the bottom corner are in Fresh Fig and Mossy Meadow inks, which I used a Sponge Dauber to color the stamp:

Isn’t this a beautiful card that was so easy to make?? Card making shouldn’t just be limited to birthdays or holidays, but for any reason to get you creative!

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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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