Sporty Birthday Card with the Country Club Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and sporty birthday card featuring the Country Club Suite! While this card would be great for the golfer in your life, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a golfer you give this to. The stamp set and coordinating dies give you the option to create a card that is geared more towards a golfer or you can also just create a masculine themed card. Hmmm…that sounds like an idea for another day! Lol But for today’s card, I wanted to share how you can use some of the die cut elements to create this fun card!

The base layer is Garden Green cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing folder, using the “debossed” side of the cardstock. Tip-if you notice in my supply items, there is the Stampin’ Spritzer and the Embossing Plate. I spritz the cardstock lightly with water and use the Embossing Plate instead of the normal cutting plate. The new 3D Embossing Folders are slightly thinner and the Embossing Plate helps with embossing as it is slightly thicker:

For the card front, you will need:

1. This design from the Country Club DSP, cut at 4” x 4” (you could make nine of these cards from one sheet of DSP).

2. Using Crushed Curry cardstock, punch out a circle with the 2” Circle Punch and the golf balls with the die.

3. Using a Silver Foil Sheet, use the shield shape and two golf club dies to cut out. I colored the golf club handles with the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends.

4. Using Garden Green cardstock, use the grass and the V-shaped vine piece to cut out.

5. On Night of Navy cardstock, heat emboss the sentiment in White Emboss Powder and cut out with the large banner die.

Here is a close up of the two assembled pieces, I used the putty end of the Take Your Pick to pick-up the golf ball, placed it on a glue dot, and used the pierce end to place the golf ball on the grass. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the V-shaped vine piece to the Crushed Curry circle, snail to adhere the shield shape, and mini dimensionals for the sentiment banner piece:

I used liquid glue to adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer (this helps to move the DSP if needed when placing) and Snail to adhere the circle piece on top of the DSP:

I adhered the grass/golf ball piece and the two golf clubs (Fine Tip Glue Pen) on each side of the circle piece:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crushed Curry 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”, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink and the golf ball on a tee stamp in Memento ink. I used Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color the tee, Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends for the grass, and Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends for the shadow on the golf ball:

Isn’t this a great masculine themed card? The coordinating dies in this suite don’t just cut, but some of them also emboss! This is such a cool way to add some dimension to those die cut shapes!

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Sending You Tropical Wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a warm and tropical birthday card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! My Saddle Brown Stazon Ink pad arrived from backorder a couple weeks ago and it was time experiment with it! Not only that, but I really wanted to work on my coloring of the flowers from this stamp set. I really like the stamped image in the Saddle Brown ink, it doesn’t feel as harsh as using Memento or Early Espresso inks, and there was no “bleeding” considering I used a Blender Pen, Stampin’ Blends, and Wink of Stella. I also played around with different coloring tools, Blends, Sponging, and Markers, but ultimately, I really liked using the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen for coloring and then used the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to “fill in” the petals.

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I then took the Saddle Brown ink pad and “dragged” it across the embossed side, horizontally and vertically, to give the embossed cardstock some depth:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. This design from the Tropical Oasis DSP, cut at 4” x 4”.

2. Two strips of the Braided Burlap Trim, each cut at 4”.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a ¾” strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and trim down.

4. Stamp the palm trees in Saddle Brown ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the coordinating dies. Use the Old Olive watercolor pencil to color in the leaves, the Early Espresso watercolor pencil (very lightly) to color the tree trunk, and use a Blender Pen to blend, or soften, the leaves and tree trunk. I created the “coconuts” by coloring the 3mm Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.

5. Stamp the hibiscus flower in Saddle Brown ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die. Color the stamen with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and color the middle of the flower, the shaded areas on the petals, and around the edge of the petals with a Calypso Coral watercolor pencil. I very lightly used the Real Red watercolor pencil for definition around the flower center, used a Blender Pen to blend the watercolor areas, used Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to fill in the petals, and then went over the whole flower with Wink of Stella.

6. For the two smaller flowers, I did the same thing as above, but I used a little bit more Real Red watercolor pencil in the shaded center areas, and colored a 3mm Pearl Basic Jewel with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends for the center of the flowers. 

I first adhered the DSP to the embossed base layer with Multipurpose Glue and then adhered the two strips of Braided Burlap Trim with Tear & Tape Adhesive:

The hibiscus and one of the smaller flowers are adhered to the DSP and the other small flower is adhered with a dimensional. For the palm tree, I placed dimensionals behind the leaves and then a little bit of adhesive to the bottom of the tree trunks, so they will stick to the braided trim. Then I decided that the sentiment would be adhered to the DSP, in the upper right corner:

This completed piece is then adhered to an Early Espresso 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 Early Espresso ink, and then use the pineapple stamp to stamp just the top along the bottom in Old Olive ink, filling in the leaves with the Old Olive watercolor pencil and the Blender Pen:

Isn’t this a super cool card?? This is a fun way to get out those watercolor pencils that have been sitting around just collecting dust! Lol I will admit that I completely forgot about coloring with them and a Blender Pen versus an Aqua Painter, so maybe now I won’t be so intimidated by trying to figure out how to color the flowers without making them look like a blob!!

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A day for new beginnings card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a soft and sweet card featuring the Power of Hope stamp set! This stamp set is actually part of a bundle, which includes the Stone 3D Embossing Folder, that you can earn for free with a qualifying $100 purchase from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog! I really wanted the embossing folder and coming with a stamp set is a plus! I’ve seen so many beautiful cards made with this bundle, but I wanted to try something a little different with just the stamp set and pair it with some designer series paper from the annual catalog. I wanted something soft and found the perfect design from the Garden Lane DSP! I also used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set for the inside of the card, choosing a sentiment I thought would pair nicely with the sentiment on the card front.

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Four of the pearl white Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

2. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the girl in Memento Ink, color the umbrella and belt in Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, the dress in Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends, her hair in Bronze Stampin’ Blends, and her neck in Ivory Stampin’ Blends. Stamp the sentiment underneath in Memento Ink and then cut out with the third largest Stitched Nested Die. Tip-I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image and the sentiment.

3. Use the third largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and then stamp the lantern along the sides in Soft Sea Foam ink.

To assemble, adhere the Soft Sea Foam cardstock to the base layer DSP, adhere the stamped and colored Stitched Nested Label piece on top of that. I used my Take Your Pick Tool to help place the four pearl white sequins to the DSP base layer:

The completed piece is then adhered to a Soft Sea Foam 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 from Itty Bitty Greetings in Mint Macaron, and adhere a ¾” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this such a sweet card? I really love the color combination and the sentiments can really be used for a couple of different occasions, not just for a birthday. At my first attempt at coloring, I originally used the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends, but I just didn’t think it looked right and I didn’t want her hair to look like a “black blob”, so I then tried the bronze and liked that so much better. You can use any colors you like, I also chose to color her dress, umbrella, and belt to coordinate with the colors of the DSP base layer.

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Sweet Little Ladybug Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card featuring the Little Ladybug stamp set and the coordinating Ladybug Dies! This adorable stamp set is a hostess stamp set from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog that you can earn with a qualifying order or as the hostess of a qualifying party and you can purchase these coordinating dies to go with the stamp set! One of the fun things to do with this stamp set is to color in the ladybugs and I thought this would be fun to do with the Stampin’ Write Markers as my “go to” for coloring is the Stampin’ Blends.

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped with the Birch background stamp in Sahara Sand ink:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the large flower stamp on Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink, color the flower center with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker, color the stem and leaves with Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker, and color the line in the petals with Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker. This is cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use the two grass emboss and cut dies to cut out of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

3. Stamp three of the ladybugs in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock, color the wings with Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker, their face, hands, feet, and part of the body with Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker, and the other lines of their bodies with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker. These are cut out with the coordinating dies.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the smallest Layering Circles Dies, and then use the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch on Poppy Parade cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

The flower and two of the ladybugs are adhered to the base layer with Snail and the grass, one ladybug on the grass, and the sentiment are adhered with dimensionals:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Sahara Sand 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”. The sentiment and ladybugs across the bottom are stamped in Memento ink and the ladybugs are colored in with Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker:

This is a super cut birthday card that is quick to make! If you don’t have Stampin’ Write Markers, you can still use all the same colors with the Stampin’ Blends, and if all else, you can use a Blender Pen with your ink pads. In the list of supplies for this project, I also included the retired 1 ¼” Circle Punch as this would layer perfectly with the scallop punch if you still have this or just use the smallest layering circle die.

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All Occasion Lovely Lily Pad Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful “all occasions” card featuring the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, dies, and coordinating Designer Series Paper! These items are found in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog that you can earn for free!! These products are my personal favorites, aside from the Little Ladybug stamp set, because not only can you make a beautiful card with ease, but it can be for any occasion! This card design is almost a “one sheet wonder”, as it makes four cards and just a few pieces left that you could really make another card with!

The base is this design from the Lily Impressions DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I cut this 12” x 12” DSP down to six pieces at 4” x 5 ¼” and three pieces at 1 ½” x 4”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Take one of the 4” x 5 ¼” pieces and trim it down to 1 ¾” (along the 5 ¼” side, which will give you three equal pieces) and use the back side of the design.

2. Cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock at 2” x 4 ¼”, this will be layered under the strip of DSP.

3. Use the detailed die to cut out of Garden Green cardstock.

4. Stamp the large lily in Lovely Lipstick ink on a piece of So Saffron cardstock and a piece of Petal Pink Vellum cardstock (the smooth side), cutting out with the coordinating die. These pieces will be layered on top of each other.

5. Stamp the small leaf stamp in Garden Green ink on Old Olive Vellum cardstock (the smooth side) and cut out with the coordinating die.

You will adhere the DSP and cardstock layered together and then use a small amount of liquid glue on the back of the Blackberry Bliss cardstock to adhere the detailed die cut piece of Garden Green cardstock. Adhere the two lily pieces together and then adhere the vellum leaves to the backside:

The card base is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. Adhere the base layer on top of the card base and then use dimensionals to adhere the layered and die cut piece:

The lily is adhered to this piece and then I added three of the large Frosted Epoxy Droplets:

Since this card is for any occasion, I kept the inside very simple by cutting a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamping the solid side of the small lily in So Saffron ink and the detailed side in Lovely Lipstick ink:

Isn’t this a beautiful card?? When I was designing this card, I tried different variations with the large lily stamp as I was trying to “pull” the light color out of the DSP. To make a long story short, I layered the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock on top of the So Saffron cardstock to see how that looked, then decided to stamp the lily in Lovely Lipstick ink on both and really liked how that turned out! Not only is it a soft and light color, but it adds just an extra bit of texture with the vellum cardstock. 

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Valentine Card on the fly!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card made with products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! The thought process behind this card is for you not to forget about products from the annual catalog that you can also make super cute cards for Valentine’s Day. The From My Heart Suite in the 2020 Mini Catalog is absolutely adorable, but it may not appeal to everyone or you may simply want to use what you already have. Whatever the reason, this card is super easy to make, whether it’s just a few or many!

The base layer is a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the detailed heart die to cut out a piece in Blushing Bride cardstock.

2. Use the multi-heart die to cut out a piece in Melon Mambo cardstock.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.

4. Use the middle-sized heart die to cut out of Flirty Flamingo cardstock. This die cuts two hearts, a stitched scallop outline and a solid middle, you will use the solid middle. This heart will be layered under the detailed Blushing Bride heart piece.

To assemble, adhere the Blushing Bride detailed heart on top of the Flirty Flamingo heart and then adhere the punched sentiment on top. Adhere the Melon Mambo multi-heart to the embossed base layer and adhere the heart with the sentiment on top with dimensionals:

This completed piece is adhered to a Melon Mambo 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 Melon Mambo ink, and stamp the heart background stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink:

Another easy and super cute card for Valentine’s Day! A tip that I can pass on when you have detailed die cuts, such as the two heart dies used for this card, when you need to adhere them is this: you can use the Fine Tip Glue Pen, Snail and use the pierce end of the Take You Pick to get any of the excess in-betweens, use a Stampin’ Sponge with some Multipurpose Glue (for easy clean up, place your Silicone Craft Sheet underneath for these two options), or if you have Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. Even though Stampin’ Up! no longer has the adhesive sheets and if you didn’t stock up on them when they went on the retirement list last year, you can still find these available online. 

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Pleased as Punch Valentine Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper! This is part of special product release available for purchase February 4th and features four designs of double-sided DSP (for a total of twelve sheets) that coordinate with punches from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs. How fun is that?? So, I thought I would show you a fun and easy Valentine’s Day card paired with the Heartfelt Bundle!

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The next layer is this design from the Pleased as Punch DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

Since the other side of the plaid DSP are hearts that you can punch out with the regular heart punch, I trimmed the DSP down and punched all the hearts out, which gave me a total of 30 hearts. I separated them into groups of three colors. For the first card, you will use the Highland Heather, Blushing Bride, and Pool Part Hearts. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink and punch out with the heart punch. I used the scallop heart punch to punch out a Vellum cardstock layer for under the hearts:

Adhere the DSP layer onto the embossed base layer and after adhering the heart layers together, adhere to the DSP layer at slight angles. The sentiment heart is adhered with dimensionals:

This is then adhered to a Petal Pink cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I used the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends to color two small Heart Epoxy Droplets:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink and the small hearts in Petal Pink ink. I also adhered at ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom to coordinate with the card front:

I did the same thing for card 2, just used the Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Petal Pink DSP hearts. I changed the sentiment from Lovely Lipstick to Poppy Parade and colored the epoxy hearts with Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends:

Super easy card! I did use two of the three sheets of this design, one sheet was to punch out the hearts and the other for the second base layer. What I did with this, is first I cut a 1 ½” strip off the bottom and then I cut the rest for the layer. This way I could trim that long strip down into ¾” x 4” strips for the inside of the card since the card front layer is at 3 ¾”, thus making it too short. I made six cards, three of each design, and I still have four sets of the hearts and a whole sheet of DSP. So, I can make four more cards just like these and then make two of whatever, with the end result of twelve Valentine cards and the majority of the DSP used up!

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