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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Birthday card with Sea of Textures

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card created with the Sea of Textures bundle and the Tranquil Textures DSP! Who wouldn’t love a birthday card with an ocean theme? This fun card not only has lots of textures, but a little bit of shimmer too! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for warmer weather and spending time at the beach!

To start, the base layer is this design from Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

To create the frame, use a piece of Night of Navy cardstock cut at 3 ¾” x 5” and use the 2ndand 3rdlargest Rectangle Stitched Framelits:

For the front of the card, use the net and the two sand dollar dies on some Sahara Sand cardstock, first creating the shimmer with Frost White Shimmer Paint (either apply with a sponge or a spritzer mixed with alcohol and a few drops of paint) and keep the stars for the card front, cut the seagrass in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut a piece of Vellum cardstock a 1” x 3 3/8” and stamp the seaweed stamp in Tranquil Tide ink (I used my snips to cut along the seaweed), use both coral dies to cut out of Vellum cardstock and then use your Stamparatus to line up the stamp (out of the vellum cut-out) to stamp in Calypso Coral ink, and then use Sponge Daubers to ink the octopus in Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede inks, cutting out of the Whisper White cardstock with the coordinating die. **TIP-I used my Stamparatus for the octopus, this way if I wanted to add more ink and stamp again it is already lined up:

For the inside, you will use the two sand dollars and the coral cut out of the Vellum cardstock:

You will flip the frame over (the back is facing you) and use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the seaweed and seagrass to the back of the frame:

Flip the frame back over (so the front is facing you), use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the stamped coral image and the two stars:

I wanted the net in the corner, so I positioned it to where I wanted and then folded the overlapping ends over, used my snips to trim at the fold, and then adhered with Snail (I used my Paper Piercer to remove any adhesive in the net openings):

To adhere the frame to the base layer, I used foam strips to “pop it up”:

I used dimensionals to adhere the octopus in the middle and then this completed piece is adhered to a Tranquil Tide cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Special Celebrations is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink, the two sand dollars are adhered with glue dots, and the vellum coral piece is adhered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

Wasn’t that a fun card to make? If you wanted to make this into a shaker card, you could easily adhere a cut Window Sheet to the back of the frame before the cardstock and vellum pieces, use the foam strips completely around, and then add some Tranquil Textures Sprinkles!

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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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A little note with Home to Roost

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun take on the rooster stamp from Home to Roost! I honestly never thought to use Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Night of Navy to color a rooster! I’ve seen so many colorful roosters with this stamp set, that I thought “why not??”. Paired with the Bermuda Bay cardstock that I used the Crackle Paint Background stamp to emboss in silver, I thought would be perfect!

The base layer is Bermuda Bay cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed in Silver Embossing Powder with the Crackle Paint Background stamp:

For the rest of the card front, you will need from the Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP a piece of the white-washed design, cut at 2” x 5 ¼” and the gray-washed design to cut out a circle with the second largest Layering Circles Framelits, a 4” piece of the Whisper White Flax Ribbon, and on Thick Whisper White cardstock, stamp the rooster in Memento ink, color the head with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends, color the neck in, Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends, color the wing in Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, color the underneath of the rooster in Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends, color the tailfeathers in Light and Dark Bermuda Bay and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, and then used the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to color the ground underneath the rooster. This piece is then cut out with the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

Before adhering the Wood Textures DSP, stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Gala in Bermuda Bay ink:

Adhere the Flax Ribbon across the middle of the cardstock (Tear Tape works best), adhere the layered circles together, and then use dimensionals to adhere on top of the Flax Ribbon:

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

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Butterfly Gala and the wheat stamp are stamped in Bermuda Bay ink. To fill in the background of the wheat, second generation stamp:

Wasn’t that a quick and easy thank you card?? Don’t be afraid to use colors outside of your norm and you can always use a piece of printer paper to practice! That’s what I did with the rooster because I wasn’t quite sure how or which colors to use.

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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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Botanical Butterfly with Rich Razzleberry

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card made with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper! This DSP can be earned for FREE with a qualifying $50 (USD) product purchase until March 31st(or while supplies last) from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! This beautiful paper is two-sided, one side has beautiful design in color and the other side has beautiful design in black and white. Today I chose to use the black and white designs with Rich Razzleberry for a pop of color! 

The base layer is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The 2nd layer is the black and white check design from the DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

The 3rd layer is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 2 ½” x 4 ¾”:

The 4th layer is the black and white butterfly design, cut at 2 ¼” x 4 ½”, and one of the butterflies are colored in with the Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends and I used the Color Lifter to make the center of the wings lighter:

Now you will adhere the 2nd layer on top of the base layer and then the 4th layer on top of the 3rd layer:

Cut three pieces of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and adhere those to the base layer piece:

Then you will adhere the smaller piece of cardstock/DSP on top with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Gala stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink, stamp the bigger butterfly in Memento Ink, and color in with Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends, using the Color Lifter to make the center of the wings lighter:

Quick and easy card, right?? Making black and white cards are fun to make because you can choose any color to create a pop of color! I chose Rich Razzleberry because it’s not a typical color for me and I have this fabulous velvet ribbon that I’ve never used!! 

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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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