My Meadow Thank You Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the My Meadow stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog! If you are a fan of the Waterfront and Snowfront stamp sets, then you are going to love the new My Meadow stamp set! What I like in particular with all these stamp sets, is that you can “build a scenery” that can be as simple or as detailed as you like, simply with ink, stamps, and paper! If you’ve been contemplating this stamp set and may feel a little “overwhelmed” as how you would stamp with this set, I thought today’s card would be a great example to share. I kept it very simple, with just a few colors, and can really be used for any occasion.

To start, I first cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”:

Using Seaside Spray ink, I first stamped the stream with the smallest end at the top, turned it 180 degrees, and then stamped again with the smallest end at the bottom. To fill in the grass or meadow, I used Call Me Clover ink with the biggest fill-in stamp on the right side and the medium fill-in stamp on the left side:

The bridge and birds are stamped in Crumb Cake ink and the clouds are stamped in Seaside Spray ink:

I filled in the open area on the left side by stamping the single tree with Crumb Cake ink and the leaves and grass with Call Me Clover ink:

The base layer is this design in Seaside Spray from the 2019-2021 6” x 6” DSP, first cut a ¾” strip off one side, turn 90 degrees, and cut at 4”. This will give you three pieces at 4” x 5 ¼”, ¾” x 6”, and 2” x 5 ¼”:

I decided to make this a “thank you” card using sentiments from Peaceful Moments stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die:

The card base is Blueberry Bushel cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The DSP base layer is first adhered to the card base, the stamped scenery is adhered on top of the DSP at an angle, and the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

This really was an easy card to make! I really wasn’t sure how I was going to stamp this, I just knew that I wanted to make it look like a stream with the bridge going over it. So basically, I started in the middle (or the stream) and worked my way out. Since these are photopolymer stamps, that enabled me to figure out which “fill-in” stamps I could use along the stream. So to sum it up, start simple and with three colors to stamp with at first and then as you become more comfortable with your “building”, add another color or two!

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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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Fun and easy Triple Stamping card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy Triple Stamping card featuring the Heartfelt stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog! Since Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, I thought I would show you a #simplestamping card, with a twist! This stamp set is part of the From My Heart Suite, which has lots of super cute products for your Valentine crafts! Even if you are not that big into Valentine’s Day crafting, the stamp set with coordinating heart punches should get a second look! Layering heart punches? Yes, please! Super cute stamp set that you can use outside of Valentine’s Day? Of course! To refresh your memory, simple stamping is ink, paper, and stamps-that’s it! So, whether your limited by supplies, time, or just simply want to make a few Valentine cards, then today’s Triple Stamping card may be for you!

The cardstock colors I’m using are Whisper White and Real Red, you will cut three layers of Whisper White at 4” x 5 ¼”, 3” x 4 ¼”, and 2” x 3 ¼”. Then cut the base layer Real Red at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and then two layering pieces at 3 ¼” x 4 ½” and 2 ¼” x 3 ½”:

You will be layering the Whisper White cardstock pieces together, but NOT permanently. I use a small strip of snail on the back and then use my fingertip to tap it, this remove some of the stickiness, and then adhere the layers:

Since these are photopolymer stamps, I used my Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath to get a good stamped image: first stamp the sentiment on the smallest layer in Real Red ink, stamp the arrow stamp in Smoky Slate, ink stamp the medium detailed heart in Rococo Rose ink, and the small heart in Real Red ink:

You will remove the Whisper White layers from each other, adhered the Real Red cardstock mat to the back of the Whisper White layers first, and then first adhered the middle layer to the Whisper White base layer, then the small layer:
This completed piece is then adhered to the Real Red cardstock card base (4 ¼” x 11”):

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink and the small hearts in Real Red ink down the sides:

Seriously, can you believe how easy this card is? You can easily make several variations of this card with different color combinations and take it up a step with the punches, three of the hearts in the stamp set coordinate with the two punches! I just love how fun the sentiments are from the stamp set and can be used for other occasions!

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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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No stamping required!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Country Club Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Mini Catalog! This is part of the Country Club Suite, which is perfect for the golfer in your life! Not only that, but if you are planning what to make for Father’s Day or have a more bright and colorful cards, this would also be perfect! Yes, I know that Father’s Day is down the road and we literally just celebrated Christmas….just throwing ideas out there! Lol Trust me, I’m still recovering from the Christmas rush to get everything made, out the door, and spending time with family. So, why not show you an easy card to make that requires NO stamping? That’s right, one of the designs from the DSP has a side that you can color (or not) and it cuts perfectly to make 12 smaller cuts at 3” x 4”. I thought this would be perfect to get out both sets of the Watercolor Pencils and the Aqua Painter for today’s card!

I cut one strip at 4” and then cut each scene at 3”, which there are 3 different scenes, and if you cut down a 12” x 12”, you will get 4 of each scene. For this card, I chose to color this scene:

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

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Whisper White Baker’s Twine to tie around the DSP twice, to crisscross the front.

2. A 2 ½” x 4” piece of Vellum cardstock embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder (I put a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock behind it so you could see).
3. Color in the scenery with Watercolor Pencils using Garden Green for the trees, Early Espresso for the tree trunks, Balmy Blue for the water, Granny Apple Green for the grass, Crushed Curry for the shirt, Night of Navy for the pants, Basic Black for the hat and gloves, mix Balmy Blue and Whisper White for the sky, and mix Flirty Flamingo (very light) with Whisper White to color the arm. I used the small tipped aqua painter to blend (or color) the colors on the DSP. Tip-be very easy with the amount of water used, as you can see I used a bit too much for the sky and the paper will start to crinkle up.

To assemble, I first adhered the embossed Vellum cardstock in the middle of the DSP and then wrapped the baker’s twine around to crisscross the front:

I then adhered the scenery on top with dimensionals and adhered this completed piece to a Night of Navy 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” and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the side:

Viola! Now you have a “no stamped card”! I know, that’s because technically I left the inside sentiment blank! Lol Think of it this way, you can now make some quick and easy “blank” cards to have on hand for any occasion! How many times have you needed a card at the last minute? For me, it’s usually because my husband asks me “Hey, can you make a card for…?” and I tell him I already have one, just need to stamp the inside sentiment! 

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Sending Joy this season

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another quick and fun Christmas card featuring the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP! Christmas is only one week away! Can you believe it?? Are you ready?? All of my packages have been mailed and only a few cards are left that I need to get in the mail! Right now, my craft room truly looks like “Hurricane Christina” has been through here! So, if you have a few last minute cards to make, then today’s card may be for you! It’s very easy to make, especially for making multiples of.

The base layer is this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, first cutting a ¾” strip off one side, turning, and then cutting at 4”. This will give you one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”, one piece at 2” x 5 ¼”, and one piece at ¾” x 6”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock at 3” x 4”, stamp the tree stamp in Versamark, and heat set with Gold Embossing Powder.

2. Use Hand-Lettered Prose dies to cut the word “JOY” out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

3. A 5 ¾” piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon to adhere across the DSP base layer.

Adhere the ribbon across the DSP, adhere the embossed cardstock (centered) on top of the base layer, and use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the “JOY” letters on top of the embossed cardstock. Tip-cutting the Mini Dimensionals in half will hide them under the letters:

This completed piece is adhered to a Shaded Spruce 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 Versamark and heat set with Gold Embossing Powder, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP across the bottom, trimming off the excess:

I just love the gold embossing with this card! This really is very easy to make multiples of with the die cut letters, you can cut the letters for each card at once with these three letters! 

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Sending you Happiest Christmas Wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a classic, yet elegant, Christmas card featuring the Wrapped in Plaid DSP with the Dashing Deer stamp set and the coordinating Detailed Deer dies! The inspiration for this card really is maximizing products you may already have and combining them with a few products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. The Dashing Deer stamp set and coordinating dies are a carryover from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and is one of my favorites! This easy to replicate card is perfect with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP by simply swapping out the colored cardstock if you want!

For this card, I chose this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and used one of my favorite cuts, one piece at ¾” x 6”, one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”, and one piece at 2” x 5 ¼”. The 4” x 5 ¼” piece will be your base layer:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. A 5” strip of the Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon.

2. Use the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock.

3. Use the second largest scalloped circle die from the Layering Circles Dies to cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheet. This will layer under the Night of Navy cardstock circle.

4. Stamp the large flourishing deer stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock in Golden Glitz Metallic ink, use your Heat Tool to dry the ink, and then cut out with the coordinating die.

5. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die. Tip-if you are making multiples of this design, it is easier to cut out the Very Vanilla cardstock first with the die, save one of the outline cutouts, and use your Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment. This way you maximize cutting your paper and are still able to get a nice and even stamped image.

I first adhered the layered circles together and then adhered the cutout deer on top with dimensionals:

I adhered the ribbon across the DSP, along the bottom, and adhered the sentiment on top with dimensionals. I then adhered the deer piece to the DSP:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I decided to add a little bit more glittery bling by adhering three of the 6mm Gold Glitter Enamel Dots around the deer:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom and snip off the excess DSP:

This really is a simple, yet elegant, Christmas card! It is very easy to replicate for making multiples of! Since I still have the 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP, I am going to use that to decorate the flap of my envelope and one of the smaller deer stamps on the front of the envelope. Pretty cards should have pretty and coordinating envelopes! 😁

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