The focus is all on you!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick card featuring the Capture the Good stamp set! I recently purchase some of the new Shimmer Black Emboss Powder and thought it would be fun to give the camera from this stamp set a little sparkle! I wasn’t sure what to expect from the new embossing powder, but I really like how the shimmer is very subtle and you can really see it from an angle, which is nice and unlike glitter, if you were thinking that this embossing powder may be similar to.

The base layer is Seaside Spray cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

You will also need a 1 ½” x 3 ¾” piece of Seaside Spray DSP from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP, stamp the camera in Versamark on Basic Gray cardstock, heat emboss with the Shimmer Black Emboss Powder, and fussy cut out:

I stamped the sentiment on the Whisper White cardstock in Basic Gray ink (stamping off once first) and then adhere to the Seaside Spray cardstock:

The sentiment is stamped on the DSP in Basic Gray ink several times, using my Stamparatus, to make sure the image is dark enough on the DSP, and then adhere the DSP onto the cardstock:

The base layer is adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, the camera is adhered with dimensionals, and I added one of the large Seaside Spray Faceted Dot to the middle of the camera lens:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the accent stamp is stamped in Seaside Spray ink and the sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray ink:

Very quick and easy card, right?? Adding simple cardstock layers and creating your own “DSP” with a stamp is a quick and easy way to give your card that little extra! Add some heat embossing and some embellishments and you have a super cute card that will sure to brighten someone’s day!!

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Versamark Pad

 

 

Embossing Buddy

 

 

Stamparatus

 

 

Snail Adhesive

 

 

Mix it up Monday!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy card to make mixing old and new products! By old, I mean using a trusty stamp set that has carried over into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I chose to pair the Colorful Seasons stamp set with a piece of the Mosaic Mood DSP to create this fun card! Terracotta Tile is a beautiful color and I thought it would be perfect for the flowers on this card.

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

You will only need a few supplies for the card front, a 6 ¼” piece of the Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon, use the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out of Terracotta Tile cardstock, and on Whisper White cardstock, stamp the tree limb in Early Espresso ink and the flowers in Terracotta Tile ink, cut out with the third largest Layering Circle Die and then stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink:

Adhere the ribbon across the middle of the DSP base layer, adhere the layer circles together, and then adhere the circle piece over the ribbon with dimensionals:

This is then adhered to a Terracotta Tile cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I decided to add three of the copper Designer Elements on the ribbon just to add a little something to the card:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink, the flowers are stamped in Terracotta Tile ink and the stamen are stamped in Early Espresso ink:

This is such a simple card layout, you can use any DSP and any stamp set! Sometimes I forget about the “tried and true carry over” stamps that can easily be combined with the new products! It’s also great to have a simple layout to go to for when you are limited on time! 

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Quick and easy with Itty Bitty Birthdays

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card to make with Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set! This fun and cute stamp set has 16 different sentiments, some can be used outside of a birthday card. I wanted to share with you a fun and easy card design featuring this stamp set and you can easily change the DSP to whatever kind you want to use!

I chose the Purple Posy gingham design from the 2019-2021 6” x 6” In Color DSP. I first cut a ¾” x 6” strip off one side, turned the paper, and then cut at 4”. This will give you three pieces, one at ¾” x 6”, one at 4” x 5 ¼”, and one at 2” x 5 ¼”, the 4” x 5 ¼” will be the base layer for this card:

You will cut a piece of Purple Posy cardstock at 2” x 5 ¼” and then a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1 7/8” x 5” to layer on top of the Purple Posy cardstock:

I chose 5 sentiments and used my Stamparatus to line them up on the Whisper White cardstock, stamping them in Versamark Ink and heat embossing in Silver Emboss Powder. This piece is then adhered to the Purple Posy cardstock layer:

I used some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie a bow around the DSP (or cut enough ribbon to adhere across the front, tie some ribbon into a bow separately, and then adhere the bow with a glue dot), adhere the DSP to a Smoky Slate cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, and then adhere the sentiment piece with dimensionals:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in silver, the ¾” strip of DSP is adhered across the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Quick and easy card, right?? If you don’t like to heat emboss, you can easily use a coordinating ink! This card is a great way to make a super cute card and use up your DSP!! 

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Give your card a different look with distressing!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which very little stamping, but whole lot of sponging, with distressing the Come Sail Away Suite! The sailboat featured on the card front is one of the 3” x 4” designs from the Come Sail Away Memories and More card pack and I thought what better way to create a card than to pair it with the coordinating DSP and distressing! I’ll even show you how I “distressed” the anchor and twine!

To start, your base layer is Soft Suede cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5 ¼”, this design from the Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 3 ½” x 5”, and the sailboat from the memories and more card pack:

I first started with the Soft Suede base layer, stamped it with the Crackle Paint Background stamp in Soft Suede and then embossed with the Pinewood Planks DTIEF:

Then I simply tore the paper around each side and use a Stampin’ Sponge with Soft Suede ink around the torn edges and the raised embossed part of the cardstock:

I repeated the same process for the DSP, tearing around the edges and inking with a sponge and Soft Suede ink:

For the sailboat, I tore around the edges, used a sponge with Balmy Blue ink and then lightly went around with Soft Suede, not adding anymore ink to the sponge from the ink pad:

So that you can tell a difference, the anchor trinket on the right is how it comes and the trinket on the left has been distressed a little. I patted the trinket with my Stazon Ink pad, set it aside to let dry completely, and then used my sponge with Soft Suede ink (dapping) to “darken” the look of the anchor:

I used some of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to tie around the anchor and then a couple of knots, use either your paper piercer or the pointed end attachment from Take Your Pick to loosen the threads of the twine, and then I used my sponge with the Soft Suede ink to “dap” the twine, giving it a distressed look:

The card base is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and I used a sponge dauber with Sahara Sand ink lightly around the edges of the card front:

I adhered the embossed base layer to the card base, slightly at an angle to the left, the DSP is adhered slightly at an angle to the right, the sailboat is adhered at a slight angle to the left, and then the anchor and twine are adhered with glue dots:

The inside of the card is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Sahara Sand ink, the anchor is heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder and I used a sponge dauber with Sahara Sand ink to sponge the ink around the anchor, and also used the sponge dauber with Sahara Sand around the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock:

Don’t you just love how all the distressing gave this card a different look? The Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack has lots of great designs and stickers that are not just perfect for scrapbooking, but can also give you a quick and easy card! The stamp set, card pack, ink, and cardstock is an affordable alternative to buying all the products from the suite and you still get some amazing cards!!

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Heat embossing with All Wired Up!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy heat embossing card with the All Wired Up background stamp and Rooted in Nature stamp set! When I first say the All Wired Up stamp in the new annual catalog, I just had to have it! I have a few ideas for this background stamp, but I thought my first card would be to heat emboss and I just love the Copper and Terracotta Tile combination! 

The base layer is Terracotta Tile cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I actually used my Stamparatus to stamp onto the cardstock, then this way if I didn’t get a part of the stamp inked up very well with the VersaMark stamp, I was easily able to ink and stamp again. I sprinkled Copper Emboss Powder and set with my heat tool:

The rest of the card front is very simple, one of the Leaf Trinkets in Copper, the Crumb Cake twine, the sentiment heat embossed in Copper on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the “square rectangle” from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, and the tree is inked with a sponge dauber in Mossy Meadow ink and the trunk is with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

I used enough of the twine to twist around the back of the oval tree piece, adhering with snail, and then placing dimensionals on top to keep in place and adhere to the embossed base layer. The copper leaf is adhered with glue dots to the sentiment and then this is adhered to the corner of the embossed base layer:

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

The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Terracotta Tile ink, the small leaf is also in Terracotta Tile ink, and the large leaf is in Crumb Cake ink, each leaf stamped three times so you have from dark to light images:

Pretty quick and easy to make! I can tell that Terracotta Tile is going to be a new fall favorite! This is a fun alternative card to make for the Rooted in Nature stamp set and if you were lucky to get the Home to Roost stamp set from this year’s Sale-A-Bration, this would pair perfectly with it too!!

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Sweet and simple card with the Daisy Lane Bundle

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet and simple card made with the Daisy Lane Bundle! I’ve been having fun creating cards with the larger daisy stamp and the daisy punch, but now that I have the medium daisy punch, it is time to make some more daisies!! When I first started, I really wanted to use a piece of the 2019-2021 In Color 6” x 6” DSP in Pretty Peacock, so I chose to use Pineapple Punch for the daisies to really make them pop! 

You will start with this design in Pretty Peacock from the 6” x 6” DSP, I cut 2” off one end for one piece 2” x 6” and one piece 4” x 6”, and then trimmed ¾” off the 4” x 6” piece. This will give you three pieces: 2” x 6”, 4” x 5 ¼”, and ¾” x 4”, in which the 4” x 5 ¼” will be your base layer for this card:

For the daisies, I stamped the medium daisy six times in Pineapple Punch ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the medium daisy punch:

You will layer three daisies together with liquid glue, which helps you move and position the daisy layer. The first two daisies are slightly off and then the third daisy fills in:

Additionally for the card front, on Whisper White cardstock stamp the stems in Granny Apple Green ink and cut out with the third largest Stitched Nested Labels, use the Detailed Ribbon Border Punch on two pieces of Silver Foil that are 4” long, and then trim the DSP to 2” x 4”:

I used some snail on the back of the DSP to adhere the silver punched pieces along the edge:

That piece is adhered to the DSP base layer and then the cardstock with the stamped stems is adhered with dimensionals:

I used my bone folder to “curl” the ends of the petals, liquid glue to adhere the daisies to the stems, and then placed a medium Clear Faceted Gem in the middle of each. This completed piece is then adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the remaining ¾” x 4” strip of DSP is adhered along the bottom:

Fun and easy to make, right?? Did you notice that I used almost a whole sheet of 6” x 6” DSP to make this card? I thought both sides complement each other and just need a little border! This left me with one piece that is 2” x 2”, which can easily be used to layer on another card! I intentionally left any sentiments off of this card, this is a great card to have on hand for any occasion.

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Heat embossing with the Birch Background Stamp!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy card creating an embossed background with the Birch Background stamp! The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this stamp is that it would be great for Fall and Christmas cards. I know that we all want to get the most out of our stamps, so I create this card, which is very quick and easy, and a fun alternative way to use this background stamp. What better way to make this background pop than to heat emboss it??

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder:

For the rest of the card front, you will need Rose Metallic Thread, the sentiment from Butterfly Gala is stamped in Rococo Rose on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels, use the fourth smallest die to cut out a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock to layer under the sentiment piece, stamp two large and one small butterfly and body in Memento ink, color in the inner wings with Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend, color the outer wings with Light Rococo Rose Stampin’ blends, punch the butterflies out with the Butterfly Duet Punch, and then used my Wink of Stella Pen on the butterflies:

I adhered the die cut layered pieces together, adhered some Rose Metallic Thread behind, added three of the small 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Gem in Rococo Rose, and used my bone folder to curl the butterfly wings:

The embossed base layer is adhered to a Rococo Rose cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals, and the butterflies are adhered with mini dimensionals:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Rococo Rose ink, and the butterflies are stamped in Rococo rose and Flirty Flamingo inks, stamping off once first:

Wasn’t this a fun and easy card to make?? I just love the combination of Rococo Rose and Copper! Have you checked out the newest Stampin’ Blends colors? You now have four of the new In Colors, So Saffron, and Gray Granite to choose from! 

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