Card making with Kindness & Compassion

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Kindness & Compassion stamp set. While there are other wonderful sets that can be used for a condolence card (Lilypad Lake, Rooted in Nature, and Itty Bitty Greetings to name a few), what caught my eye for this set is the versatile sayings. Whether you are sending sympathy or appreciation for someone else’s wishes to you, this set gives you several beautiful sentiments!

This is a quick and easy card with a little bit of stamping! You will start with a Thick Very Vanilla card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF:

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To complete the rest of the card front, you will need a 4” x 4” piece of Petal Promenade DSP, a piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim tied in a bow, and the sentiment stamped in Highland Heather ink on a ¾” x 4” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, using the Banner Triple punch on the end:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, adhere this piece to the card base, adhere the sentiment with dimensionals, and adhere the bow with a glue dot:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather ink and the flowers along the bottom are from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set, which I used a Sponge Dauber in Highland Heather and Old Olive inks:

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This is a quick and easy card to make when you need one right away and with these beautiful sentiments, any can be used!

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Heat Embossing with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite. This is a great “any occasion” card that uses the front and back of one sheet of Designer Series Paper from Nature’s Poem, creating a very soft look, and I heat embossed the leaves in white to coordinate with the DSP.

To create this card, start with Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer of DSP is cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the next layer of DSP is cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

For the sentiment and leaves, stamp the sentiment from Rooted in Nature on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the largest Stitched Labels Framelits die, cut a piece of 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake long enough to wrap around the bigger piece of DSP, and then on Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze cardstock, stamp the leaves in Versamark ink and heat emboss with White Emboss Powder, then cut out with the coordinating die from Nature’s Roots Framelits:

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Adhere the two layers of DSP together, adhere the ribbon across (Hint-to help keep the ribbon in place, I use some adhesive along the backside of the ribbon), and then adhere this piece to the card base:

I used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the front and back of the sentiment piece and used dimensionals to adhere to the card front and added 3 of the Gold Metallic Pearls:

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The inside of the card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I adhered a leftover strip of the DSP along the bottom, leaving this open for any occasion:

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That was quick and easy! The sentiment really makes this for any occasion, birthday, condolences, pick me up, and well, you get the picture!

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With Love & Sympathy

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper! What makes this a quick and easy card is the Designer Series Paper! Even though Berry Burst is not listed as one of the coordinating colors, I think is pairs perfectly with this design from the paper! I chose sentiments from Itty Bitty Greeting to keep the focal point on the paper.

The card base is Berry Burst cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Petal Promenade DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, stamped in Berry Burst ink on Whisper White cardstock, and cut out using the 2ndfrom the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This piece is layered on a piece of Silver Foil Sheet, cut out with the 4thfrom the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits:

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To complete the front of the card, tie a piece of 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White in a bow around the DSP, adhere the oval layers together, and then use dimensionals to adhere to the DSP:

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The base layer is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The sentiment is also from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in Berry Burst ink and the flowers are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Berry Burst and Fresh Fig inks:

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That’s it!! Wasn’t that quick and simple?? While I love to make a variety of cards, sometimes it’s nice to just make something quick and simple, let the Designer Series Paper do the work for you!!

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Card Swap Week part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite! Continuing on from yesterday’s post, this is the second card that I created for the card swap I participated in. While it may look very time consuming, I have some tips and tricks that make it very easy!

The card base for this is the Right Angle Fold Over, which if you use an 8 ½” x 11” piece of cardstock, you will score it at 4 ¼” and at 5 ½” (directly in the middle on each side), then remove your score blade from your trimmer, line up the corners from top to bottom so they are in the cutting track, and then cut. This will give you two card bases. I used Mint Macaron cardstock to make the card base:

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This thinlit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies is cut out of Glossy White cardstock that I precut to 5 ½” x 4 ¼” and used a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, cut at 3” x 4”, cut again across corner to corner, adhered to the back of the Glossy White cardstock before going thru the Big Shot. Cutting the adhesive sheet this way will give you two pieces that you can use on each piece of cardstock so it will adhere to the card base and yet not waste any of the adhesive sheet. I then used a Q-Tip and colored in the flowers using Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, So Saffron and Melon Mambo inks:

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I used this design from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP, cut to 3” x 3” and used the corner rounder from the Trio Punch. I used the bigger sentiment framelit from the Lakeside Framelits, cutting it out first from Whisper White cardstock:

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I made a template for this framelit so anytime I want to use it with my Stamparatus all I have to is cut it out and then line up the sentiment. Makes it much easier than trying to line up the stamp or the framelit:

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I used my Bone Folder for the card front folds:

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Removed the backing from the adhesive and placed on each flap:

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Adhere a strip of each ribbon from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack across the DSP:

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I placed some adhesive on the back of the sentiment piece to secure some Silver Metallic Thread, and then adhered on top with dimensionals:

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To adhere the DSP piece to the card front, place some adhesive towards the upper right-hand corner and then place on top:

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This was such a fun and creative card that I hope everyone enjoys! I really liked how the flowers turned out by using the Glossy White cardstock and a Q-Tip to color, you can really control how light or dark you want them to be. Making the template for the sentiment framelits really is great if you have a bunch of cards to make or just one! I created a template piece for each framelit from this set to use with my Stamparatus, another reason why you should have this awesome product!!

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Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

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Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle, Abstract Impressions stamp set, and Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper! I wanted to create a simple, yet elegant, card for these sentiments from Lilypad Lake stamp set and was able to use the Garden Impressions DSP to create this.

The card base is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and embossed with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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I used a piece of this designer series paper from Garden Impressions DSP, cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the lilypad stamp in Memento ink and use a Blender Pen to color in using Soft Sea Foam, Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink, and Lovely Lipstick inks. These are then cut out with the coordinating framelits:

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The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut out using the 2ndlargest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the lilypad’s are adhered with Glue Dots:

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I adhered the DSP at an angle to the card base and then used a piece of the 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Whisper White and tied in a bow:

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The sentiment is then adhered to the front with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink and the butterfly image is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Petal Pink and Lovely Lipstick inks:

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This was my first time using the Tulle Ribbon and I really like the ease of tying a bow with it! This is a new product that will be available for purchase on June 1stand it comes in Whisper White and Very Vanilla, I think I’m going to add Very Vanilla to my shopping list!!

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! June 1stis just a few days away and the new Annual Catalog will go live!! I’m so excited!!

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