Lilypad Lake silhouette card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beach themed card with the Lilypad Lake stamp set and the Lakeside Framelits Dies! Don’t be fooled by this card, it is so very easy to make, but you may just get ink on your fingers! Lol Since the warm weather is here (or maybe on the way where you live), I thought this would be a fun way to create with this stamp and die set.

The base layer is a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first stamped the Crackle Paint background stamp in Gray Granite ink, dragged my Coastal Cabana ink pad across the backside (the raised side w/o the Sizzix and SU! logos) of the Pinewood Planks 3D folder, and then embossed to create a “weathered wood look”:

To create the sunset, I used the second largest Layering Circle Die to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then used a post it note across the bottom half for a mask. Using Sponge Daubers, I first colored the whole area with Daffodil Delight ink, then coloring in layers going down with Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, and Blackberry Bliss inks, creating a gradient effect:

I removed the post it note and used the wave stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink, stamping several times until the area is filled in:

To fill in the white space of the waves, I used the sponge daubers from creating the sunset to make it look like the sky is reflecting off the water:

Additionally for the card front, you will layer the sunset piece on Pool Party cardstock cut out with the second largest scalloped Layering Circles Framelits, the heron, two boats and grass cut out of Basic Black cardstock, and then a 4” piece of Burlap Ribbon:

To assemble the card front, I adhered the heron to the layered sunset piece (covering my little boo-boo with ink on my fingers), adhered the boats with each going opposite direction, adhere the grass together by flipping one side over (kinda like the boats, each facing opposite directions) and using a mini dimensional that I cut in half to adhere to the layered circle sunset piece, and the Burlap Ribbon is adhered to the embossed base layer with Tear & Tape:

This completed piece is adhered to a Pool Party 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 heron in Gray Granite ink, color the heron in with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, stamp the wave stamp along the bottom in Blueberry Bushel ink, use a sponge dauber with Seaside Spray ink to fill in the waves, and then the sentiment is stamped in Pool Party ink:

That really was easy! This would also be a great Father’s Day card and you could easily make multiples of! Coloring with Sponge Daubers is so easy and yes, I have one for each Stampin’ Up color and they are all labeled! That is just my personal preference, I don’t want to mix up colors, just in case! lol

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Sending Dandelion Wishes your way

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy card made with the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and Garden Lane DSP! This is another great way to combine designer series paper with a simple stamp set to create an all occasions card. What I love about the Garden Lane DSP, is that even though it does coordinate with two different suites, it is very versatile and can coordinate with so many more stamp sets. For this card, I will show you have to incorporate both stamp and paper for the inside and outside, which is super easy!

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I stamped the dandelion puffs along the top and bottom of the card front in Whisper White Craft Ink and then set it with my heat tool. (Another option is you can heat emboss with White Embossing Powder):

For the card front, you will need this design from Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and cut again at 1” along the 5 ¼” side (long). You will also need enough Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP, using the 2ndand 3rdlargest Stitched Nested Labels to cut out the Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White cardstock, and stamp the dandelion stamp in Versamark ink and then in Mint Macaron ink on the Whisper White cardstock label piece, heat embossing with Clear Emboss Powder:

You will layer and adhere the stitched label pieces together, adhere this complete piece to the DSP with dimensionals, and then tie your ribbon along the bottom of the DSP. Since my bows aren’t the greatest, I cut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the front, cut another piece long enough to tie into a bow, and adhere the bow with glue dots:

This completed piece is then adhered to the Crumb Cake card base, positioning in-between the stamped dandelion puffs:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the puffs along the top in Versamark and Mint Macaron inks, heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder, and adhere the 1” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Fun and easy card, right?? While it is so easy to make cards when you have a whole coordinating suite, challenge yourself to see what you can create outside the suite!  

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A Daisy Lane friend card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Daisy Lane stamp set, found on page 23, from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! I also embossed the So Saffron Vellum cardstock, from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, with the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder! This is another fun way to use the vellum cardstock on your cards and projects! One little tip that I can pass along about this new cardstock is that one side of the cardstock is smoother and slightly lighter and the other side has a slight “rough” texture and slightly darker. When you have this beautiful vellum cardstock in your hands, you will see what I’m talking about! 

To start, cut a piece of the vellum cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and emboss the darker/rough side with the Basket Weave 3D EF, which will be your base layer:

You will also need the large daisy stamp to stamp once on So Saffron cardstock with So Saffron ink and once on Petal Pink cardstock with Petal Pink ink, punching out with the coordinating Daisy Punch. The flower stem is stamped in Old Olive ink on Whisper White cardstock, “fussy cut” out, the sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Old Olive ink and the flowers are sponged with daubers, So Saffron ink in the center and Petal Pink ink on the petals, cutting out with the die from Stitched Labels Dies, one of the Perennial Essence Floral Centers, and enough Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie into a bow, which I colored with the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends:

The daisy petals are layered (offset) on top of each other, the Petal Pink is underneath, the floral center is placed in the flower center, then this is adhered to the flower stem. The sentiment piece is adhered to the vellum cardstock, the flower is adhered on top and to the side of the sentiment piece, and then the ribbon bow is adhered with glue dots:

I used liquid glue behind the flower and sentiment piece on the back side of the vellum cardstock to adhere to the Petal Pink cardstock card base, which is cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Old Olive ink, and the flowers are stamped the same way I did for the front, with sponge daubers, So Saffron, and Petal Pink inks:

Isn’t this a great card that your friend would love?? This sentiment could be for a birthday or any other celebratory reason!! I just love this stamp set and cannot wait to get the coordinating Medium Daisy Punch to create more layers and colors for pretty flowers!!

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Thank you card with Perennial Essence

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Perennial Essence Suite and the new In Color Purple Posy! This suite can be found on page 107 in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and I thought paring it up with the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create a beautiful Thank You card would be perfect! I just cannot get enough of this stunning Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper! Now, Purple Posy is not a coordinating color that is listed for this DSP, but sometimes it just “comes to you” that a color might coordinate with DSP and I knew I could find a design that would pair nicely with Purple Posy.

For this card, I chose this design from the Perennial Essence DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, for the base layer:

Additionally for the card front, you will need a piece of Silver Foil Sheet that is 4” long and cut two strips using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, a 2” x 4” piece of Purple Posy cardstock, use the Leaf Punch on the Old Olive Vellum cardstock from the Perennial Essence Vellum cardstock to punch out two pieces, stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the smallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits, a Perennial Essence Floral Center, and this flower stamp from Floral Essence stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink, then I used a sponge dauber with So Saffron ink for the center and a sponge dauber with Purple Posy ink for the rest of the flower, fussy cutting out:

To first assemble, I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen along the edge of the Purple Posy cardstock to adhere the Silver Foil border punch, adhered the sentiment, and then adhered this piece to the DSP base layer:

The leaves are adhered to the back of the flower with glue dots, the floral center is adhered to the flower center, and then this piece is adhered to the card front with dimensionals:

This completed card front is adhered to a Purple Posy 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 and flower in Blackberry Bliss ink, the flower center in So Saffron ink, and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink:

Isn’t this a sweet card?? What do you think of the new In Color Purple Posy? It is a very soft and light purple, pairs very well with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape if you are going from light to dark. 

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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Father’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Father’s Day 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 have hopped on over from another side, thank you for letting me share my creations today! So, let’s get started!

My Father’s Day card is featuring some oldies, but goodies, that will be retiring soon and is a fun way to use up what you have to make room for all the new products that will be available for purchase when the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog goes live on June 4th. For the card front, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamped it with the Buffalo Check background stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink, this will be your base layer:

In addition, you will need a strip of Blueberry Bushel cardstock cut at 2” x 5 ½”, from the Balmy Blue cardstock and Silver Foil Sheets you will cut the “celebrate” and “you” out, and I chose these three shades of the “grayer” wood DSP, punching out 3 each with the Tailored Tag Punch (for a total of 9):

Using liquid glue, I adhered the wood DSP to the Blueberry Bushel cardstock strip, starting with the darkest shade in the middle and then creating a “tiled” effect. You will have two pieces of the darkest shade left, which I cut in half and used for the corners. After this has dried (just a few minutes), I used scissors to trim any excess DSP from the cardstock strip:

Adhere the check cardstock base layer to a Blueberry Bushel cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, then adhere the strip across the middle:

The “celebrate” and “you” cut outs are layered on top of each other, slightly off set, using the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere together, and then I used Mini Dimensionals, that I cut in half, to a adhere on top of the “wood” strip. I decided this needed a little something more, so I used three of the True Gentleman Buttons, threaded the Linen Thread through the holes to tie into a knot, and then adhered with Glue Dots to the base layer:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the Beach Happy stamp set to stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink, the palm tree is stamped in Old Olive and Sahara Sand inks, and then used sponge daubers with Sahara Sand and Balmy Blue inks to create the sand and water around the palm tree:

Isn’t this a fun and easy masculine card to make for any occasion?? If you are like me and sometimes struggle with a more “masculine” card, it can be as easy as choosing two or three colors, DSP, and a punch or two with a simple sentiment!

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.

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 Mother’s Day Theme Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your first and last name and a comment with #stampitcontest and then keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Pam Nichols  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Kim Quade  
5. Lori Mueller  
6. Gigi Melone  
7. Christina Miller  
8. Tina Wardell  
9. Danette Herera  
10. Liz Holloway  
11. Dawn Seelhoff  
12. Rachael Rife  
13. Linda Cullen

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Congratulations card with Sailing Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great congratulations card using the new Come Sail Away Suite! Whether it’s a graduation, retirement, or another achievement, this suite is perfect for the occasion! This card is also perfect to give you a sneak peek at the upcoming new InColor, Seaside Spray, by replacing the listed coordinating color Balmy Blue. I mean, Seaside Spray just has to coordinate with the Come Sail Away Suite just because of the name, right?? Lol

For the card front base layer, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

Additionally, you will use the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s twine to create a “rope” (directions below), the ship’s wheel trinket, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the 1 ½” Punch, use the coordinating framelit to cut out of Night of Navy cardstock, stamp the smaller sailboat in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating thinlit, and then to create background for the sailboat I pressed a clear block onto the Seaside Spray ink pad, spritzed the block with water, pressed the block onto Whisper White cardstock, and then cut out with the 4thlargest Rectangle Stitched Framelit. ***TIP-you can use your heat gun to dry out the paper and prevent it from curling up from the water:

To create the “rope”, I cut a 10” piece of the baker’s twine, folded it in half, and then tied it into 3 knots. I used my snips on the end with the loop to even out the twine length on the ends and then used my fingers/nails to “fray” the ends:

To assemble the card front, first adhere the Whisper White rectangle inked cardstock at an angle onto the DSP base layer. Adhere the sentiment onto the Night of Navy cardstock, adhere the ship’s wheel trinket with glue dots, and then adhere this piece and the sailboat with dimensionals. The baker’s twine is adhered with glue dots and then I stamped the birds in Soft Suede ink. This completed piece is adhered to Seaside Spray cardstock, 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”, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, stamp the sailboat in Soft Suede ink, and then I used my Aqua Painter with Seaside Spray ink to color in around the sailboat:

Isn’t this a great congratulations card?? It was so easy to create the background for the sailboat by just using a clear block, a stamp pad, and a spritzer with water! You can use this with any color! I usually will use my ink refill bottle and a drop or two directly on the clear block, but I haven’t ordered mine yet, so pad to block is the perfect solution!

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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Life is beautiful with Mosaic Mood

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper combined with the Colorful Seasons and Butterfly Wishes stamp sets! I received this DSP at OnStage in April from Prize Patrol (Free DSP? Yes, please!!) and I will admit that this design is not what I would typically gravitate to (you can find the Mosaic Mood Suite on page 119 in the 2019-2020 AC), however, this really is beautiful DSP that has shiny accents on one side. I chose to pair this with the new Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to accent and this ribbon is very easy to use. 

For my base layer, I chose this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The additional pieces for the card front is a piece of textile ribbon long enough to wrap around just the front of the DSP (about 7 ½”), the sentiment stamped in Terracotta Tile ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the 3rdlargest Stitched Nested Labels Dies, and then the two butterflies stamped in Terracotta Tile ink and cut out with the Butterfly Duet Punch:

Now, the butterfly stamps that coordinate with the Butterfly Duet Punch are two separate cling (red rubber) stamps. So, you can either stamp them however you want on the cardstock and then punch out, or you can create a template with the punch, layer this on top of your cardstock using your Stamparatus, align the stamps in the punched-out spots, lift the stamps with the Stamparatus plate, ink, stamp the images, and then punch out:

To assemble the card front, wrap and adhere the ribbon around the middle of the DSP, adhere the stamped sentiment on top, adhere the butterflies with mini dimensionals, and then I used Gold Metallic Pearls in the corners of the stamped sentiment piece:

This is then adhered to a Terracotta Tile 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 Terracotta Tile ink and the butterflies in Mint Macaron ink:

Wasn’t this an easy and awesome card to make? This just goes to show you that you can like only the DSP from a suite, but totally make it your own! What do you think of Terracotta Tile as one of the new 2019-2021 In Colors?One reason I chose the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon is because it also coordinates with the Garden Lane DSP, so now I will get even more use out of this ribbon! Food for thought when you are trying to pick out ribbon…

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.

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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