The Gang's All Meer Birthday Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy masculine themed birthday card featuring The Gang’s All Meer stamp set! This stamp set is from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog that you can earn for free with a qualifying product purchase of $50 (USD) now thru March 31st! This is such a cute stamp set and I thought I would show you how to create a more “masculine themed” card when combined with the Country Club DSP from the 2020 Mini Catalog! This is also a great opportunity to use those Stampin’ Blends to tie into the DSP!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. 5 ¼” strip of the Burlap Ribbon.

2. Use the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a piece of Night of Navy cardstock for layering.

3. Use the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock to stamp the scenery.

4. After stamping the scene in Memento ink, color in the cacti with Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, the flower on top with Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends, and color the lizard’s spots with Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends, the body with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and the eyes with Light Pineapple Punch.

5. Color the Meer cat with Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends and create a shadow under the cacti, Meer cat, and lizard with a Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.

6. Color the ground with Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the sky with Light Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends.

Adhere the base layer DSP to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”, and adhere the burlap ribbon with Tear & Tape:

Adhere the rectangle layers together and then adhere on top of the DSP with dimensionals, I placed one in each corner since the ribbon will be underneath:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink, stamp the Meer cat and lizard in Memento ink, and color the same as the front of the card:

Isn’t this a fun card?? While it may seem like I used a lot of Stampin’ Blends, it was really quick and easy to color everything in. This stamp set is a great way for you to experiment and become familiar with Stampin’ Blends, choosing just a few key colors. If you do not have Stampin’ Blends, you can also use Stampin’ Write Markers or even your Blender Pen with ink from your ink pad!

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A sweet little Honey Bee Valentine card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute and fun Valentine’s Day card made with the Honey Bee Bundle and coordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper! If you are like me, I send cards to friends and family for Valentine’s Day, because why not?? Lol What inspired me to use this bundle and coordinating DSP into a Valentine card, is the little double heart die in the Detailed Bee Dies. I recently shared my mini card and treat holder combo in the Team Stamp It Blog Hop which combined this bundle, DSP, and the Heartfelt Bundle, but I thought about how about just making a card with the Honey Bee Bundle and DSP? Which shows you another great way to create with these products!

The base layer is this design from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front you will need:

1. Use the fourth largest layering Rectangle Stitched Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock.

2. Stamp the hive stamp in So Saffron ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. Stamp the small bee stamp twice in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock, color in the back lines with a Blender Pen and So Saffron ink, and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Real Red ink and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Punch to punch out of Real Red cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

5. Use the double heart die to cut out of Real Red cardstock two times.

To assemble the card front, first adhere the rectangle stitched Whisper White cardstock to the DSP base layer and then adhere the bee hive on top. The bees and sentiment are both adhered with dimensionals and the hearts are adhered with mini glue dots. Tip-since the small hearts are too small for the glue dots, I used the paper piercing end of my Take Your Pick tool and “rolled” the glue dot around the tip and applied to the small heart:

This completed piece is adhered to a Real Red 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 Real Red ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP along the bottom:

This is such a super cute card to give out for Valentine’s Day! Using Real Red cardstock is what I feel really turned this bundle into a Valentine card. Another tip that we sometimes forget about, is that if you do not have Stampin’ Write Markers, you can use a blender pen to pick up ink from the lid (or you can use a clear block to “stamp” the ink pad) when you squeeze the lid. You can also color the bees and/or the flowers on the DSP if you want to add just a little pop of color!

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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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Happy Tulip Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and different take on stamping tulips with the Timeless Tulips Bundle! When it comes to flowers, I usually use Google Images when I’m looking for inspiration, which did give my inspiration for today’s card! I didn’t want to just stamp a color WW or VV cardstock, so I thought I would try colored cardstock just to see if it would even work, and I really liked it! I first tried stamping Poppy Parade ink on Mango Melody cardstock and then stamped on Petal Pink and So Saffron cardstocks, which gave me the tulips for this card because I really liked how the Poppy Parade ink looked slightly different with each cardstock.

The base layer for this card is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 4 ¾”, and embossed with the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the large tulip in Poppy Parade ink on Mango Melody, Petal Pink, and So Saffron cardstocks and punch out with the coordinating punch.

2. Use the “straight” stem to stamp two times on Soft Sea Foam cardstock in Mossy Meadow ink. Fussy cut both out and then trim on stem down and cut the other one so that you have three stems at different lengths.

3. Use the leaf stamp to stamp on Soft Sea Foam cardstock in Mossy Meadow ink two times, once in Poppy Parade ink on Mango Melody cardstock, and then punch out with the coordinating punch.

4. Cut a 6” piece of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, color with the Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends, and then tie into a bow (use however much ribbon you need to tie into a bow):

5. Using the sentiment from the stamp set, use Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Markers only on the HAPPY, stamping on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and then cut out with the second smallest Layering Squares Die.

On the embossed base layer, I first adhered two of the stems, the Mango Melody and Petal Pink tulips, the Mango Melody petal, and one of the leaves behind the Petal Pink tulip:

I then adhered the last stem, So Saffron tulip, and the last leaf:

Trim off the excess stems, adhere the bow with glue dots, and the sentiment with mini dimensionals. This 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 sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ½”, stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink, stamp the top of the stem in Mossy Meadow ink, and then stamp the medium tulip in Poppy Parade ink:

So, what do you think of the tulips? Do you like them stamped on colored cardstock or do you prefer Whisper White or Very Vanilla? Since tulips come in a variety of colors, you could even do tone-on-tone stamping with colored cardstock!

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The Power of Embossing!

ello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Power of Hope Bundle from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! While I will admit I was kind of on the fence about this bundle when I first saw it, even though I really wanted the embossing folder, the more super cute projects I saw with this bundle, I decided to get it! Isn’t that always the case? You aren’t quite sure and then you see all these super cute cards and then you just have to have it, lol! So, why not make a super cute and easy card that is all about embossing?

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 6” piece of Copper Trim and use your fingertips/nails to fray the ends.

2. Cut a 3” x 4 ¼” piece of Basic Black cardstock, stamp the temple and lantern stamps in Versamark ink, and heat set with Copper Emboss Powder.

The embossed base layer is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. The Copper Trim is adhered to the back of the copper embossed cardstock and then adhered to the embossed base layer, slightly turned:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and maple tree in Versamark ink in the opposite corners, and heat set with Black Emboss Powder:

Wasn’t that so easy?? This is a great way to create a special card for someone to not only give them encouragement, but to let them know that you are thinking of them! I just love the effect of embossing on a card!

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Lovely Lily Pad Four-Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, dies, and DSP to create this beautiful and fun four-fold card! This card template is one of my favorite “go to” designs when I want to make an extra special card for someone! You can make it as detailed or as simple as you like, it is all up to you! One of the things that I love about the Lily Impressions DSP, is that there are so many vibrant colors, which makes creating coordinating lilies so much easier!

Let me first start with your basic measurements for this card:

1. Base Layer-cut your cardstock at 5 ½” x 11” and score at 3 3/8” and 6 ¾”. You will then cut 1” off the top of the first two sections, along the 11” side of the cardstock, and either use your trimmer or snips to trim off at the 6 ¾” score line. You will need to cut another piece of the same colored cardstock at 3” x 3 ½”, score at ½” on the 3” side, and this will give you a “flap” to adhere to the back of the other base layer. This gives you a “four-fold”.

2. Layer #1-this is usually cardstock, cut two pieces at 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”, two pieces at 3 1/8” x 4 ¼”, and one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”.

3. Layer #2-this is usually DSP, cut two pieces at 2” x 3”, cut two pieces at 2 7/8” x 4”, and one piece at 3 ¾” x 5”.

4. Sentiment-cut a piece of WW or VV cardstock at 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”. I changed the dimensions from my original instructions (2 7/8” x 3 ¾”) so that I would have a little bit more room. This will still be hidden behind the card fold.

For this card, I used Pretty Peacock cardstock for the base layer and used liquid glue to adhere the flap to the back of the bigger card base:

I chose only to do one layer with DSP, so you can disregard the instructions of layer #2, and used both sides of this design from the Lily Impressions DSP:

Front fold pieces, 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”
Middle fold pieces, 3 1/8” x 4 ¼
Back piece layer, 4” x 5 ¼”

For the front fold of the card, make the following:

1. Use both sides of the smallest flower in Grapefruit Grove ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die, and brush Wink of Stella on both.

2. Stamp the small lily pad and small leaf stamps in Garden Green ink on Granny Apple Green cardstock and cut out with coordinating dies.

3. Stamp the medium lily stamp in Melon Mambo ink on Flirty Flamingo cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die, and use the fourth smallest die to cut out a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

Adhere the layered sentiment piece to the detailed design of DSP and then adhere the small lily flowers on top with mini dimensionals. The medium lily, small lily pad, and two leaves are adhered to the solid design of DSP:

For the middle folds of the card, you will need:

1. Stamp the large lily in Blackberry Bliss ink on Vellum cardstock two times and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Stamp the large and small lily pad stamps in Garden Green ink on Granny Apply Green cardstock and cut out with the coordinating dies.

3. Use the stem and leaf die to cut out one piece from Granny Apple Green cardstock.

4. Use the detailed lily die to cut out a piece from Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

5. Use the Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker to color the top lily petals and the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker to color the bottom petals and then stamp on Whisper White cardstock. Use the Light Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends to color in the top petals and the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color in the bottom leaves. This completed piece is cut out with the coordinating die.

6. Use the small detailed die to cut out pieces in Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Calypso Coral cardstocks.

7. I used the outline in the cardstock from the die above and used a pencil to trace a “background piece” for the detailed die cuts, out of Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, and Grapefruit Grove cardstocks. The detailed die cuts are adhered to the background pieces with a Fine Tip Glue Pen.

On the solid design of the DSP, adhere the small lilies and the lily pads. On the detailed DSP piece, first adhere the stamped vellum pieces, adhere the detailed die cut to the colored flower, adhere this on top of the vellum flowers, and then use mini dimensionals to adhere the stem and leaves die cut:

The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White cardstock, this will be adhered to the back layer:

After burnishing each fold with my bone folder, I used liquid glue to adhere each layer to the base layer folds (except the sentiment, I will adhere that after I sign it):

Here is what the card looks like with it completely closed:

A lot of details for this card, right?? That’s where all those scraps of cardstock come in handy! I also chose to use one design of DSP because when I was trying to decide which ones to use, nothing seemed quite right or to my liking. However, I do like the front look of consistency with using the same design of DSP.

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