Have a Lucky Day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which a fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day themed card! Combining the four-leaf clover stamp from Amazing Life, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, and my own DIY shamrocks, I was able to create this super cute card! 

The base layer is a 3 ½” x 5” piece of Whisper White cardstock and I stamped the four-leaf clover stamp in Call Me Clover and Granny Apple Green inks. The next layer is from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP in Granny Apple Green cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

For the card front, you will stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Call Me Clover ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the smallest Layering Oval Framelit, and then cut a piece from Call Me Clover cardstock with the smallest scallop Layering Oval Framelit. To create the shamrocks, I used the heart framelit from the Stitched Labels Framelits to cut out three hearts in Gold Foil, Granny Apple Green, and Call Me Clover cardstock. I made the stem from the flower framelits from Hummingbird Framelits Dies, just cutting a small piece with the framelit. If you do not have this, you can easily just cut the cardstock with your Snips:

The easiest way I found to adhere all the pieces of cardstock for the shamrocks was to use a dimensional. I started with the stem and then adhered each heart, starting with the sides and then the top:

For each shamrock I added a pearl embellishment to the middle, the gold shamrock has a gold metallic pearl and the Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover shamrock’s have a Pearl Basic Jewel that I colored with a Stampin’ Blends Marker:

To assemble card front, adhere the base layer to a 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” Call Me Clover cardstock card base and then adhere the DSP on top. The sentiment is then adhered and remove the backing from the dimensional to adhere the shamrock’s:

For the inside of the card, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of Brights 6” x 6” along the bottom, and then stamp the four-leaf clovers in Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover inks:

Wasn’t that a fun card?? This would be a great birthday card for someone who’s birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday card to send to family and friends, or even just wishing someone good luck!!

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Watercolor wash with Twinkle Twinkle Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a soft and subtle card made with the Twinkle Twinkle Suite! Why not make a card to let someone know that you love them? Family, friend, birthday, or whatever reason, let them know you are thinking about them! I thought this would be a great card to create with the Twinkle Twinkle Suite.

The base layer is this design from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the front of the card, I first used a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I heat embossed part of the sentiment in Silver Emboss Powder and then did a watercolor wash in Soft Sea Foam ink. Before inking the stamp in Versamark Ink, I masked the rest of the sentiment, inked, and then removed the mask to stamp. I used my Aqua Painter with some Soft Sea Foam ink and just did a light wash over the embossed sentiment. I then cut out the sentiment with one of the Stitched Labels Framelits. You will also need the silver Twinkle Adhesive -Backed Sequins and some Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon:

I first adhered a piece of the ribbon around the middle of the DSP, adhered the sentiment with dimensionals, and then used 5 small and 4 large adhesive-backed sequins:

This is then adhered to a Gray Granite 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”, heat emboss the bottom of the stamp in Silver Emboss Powder (you will mask the top sentiment that you used for the front), do another watercolor wash with Soft Sea Foam ink, and then use 2 large and 1 small adhesive-backed sequin:

Quick and easy card that you can give to anyone for any reason! One of the fun things about doing a background watercolor wash is that you can create your own background! Light, dark, one color, or multiple colors, the creativity is all yours!

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Incredible Like You with Nature’s Poem DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy alternative card with the Incredible Like You stamp set, which coordinate with the Incredible Like You Project Kit. The kit and stamp set can be found on page 21 in the Occasions Catalog and the kit creates 16 beautiful cards, has 16 envelopes, and a gorgeous storage envelope! So, you’ve created all the cards and you are now left with the stamp set…now what? Keep on creating! Lol I really wanted to make a card with Tranquil Tide, need to give the 2017-2019 InColors some love before they retire, so I chose Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam to color coordinate to give this card a soft and subtle look.

The base layer is this design from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need a Pearlized Doily, enough Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP, and a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock to stamp the sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink and the flowers in Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam ink, punching out with the Tailored Tag Punch:

You will tie the ribbon around the DSP into a bow or if you are like me, adhere enough ribbon to go around the front and then glue dot the bow on, and then use some Snail around the middle of the doily to adhere on top of the ribbon and DSP. I adhered the sentiment on top of the doily and then added three of the largest Pearl Basic Jewels:

This is then adhered to the card base, which is Tranquil Tide cardstock 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, stamp the sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink, and the use the three-dot stamp to stamp in Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam inks to create a background behind the sentiment:

Wasn’t that a quick and easy alternative card to make with the stamp set?? The great thing about the project kits is that it gives you what you need to make the cards, aside from the stamp set and an ink pad (or two), and this is so awesome if you are just starting out making cards! 

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Stormy seas with High Tide

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy card to make with the High Tide stamp set when you want to send words of encouragement. High Tide is one of my favorite stamp sets, not only does it have great sentiments, but I just love the lighthouse. I really wanted to create a card that was fairly muted or monochromatic and that the lighthouse would be the focal point. To create the monochromatic effect, Gray Granite ink is a great color to use, and I chose Poppy Parade ink for the lighthouse because I just loved how the color popped against the Gray Granite.

I first started with a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and used my Stamparatus to stamp ground under the lighthouse and the detailed lighthouse stamp in Gray Granite ink and then the second lighthouse stamp in Poppy Parade ink:

I then used a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge Gray Granite ink all around, going not quite to the lighthouse:

The wave stamp and the small “sand like” stamp are both stamped in Gray Granite ink. The small stamp is similar to the ground stamp for the lighthouse and that is used to fill in the ground:

I used my Stamparatus again to stamp the grass and the birds in Gray Granite ink three times each. I wanted them slightly darker, but still a bit muted:

This card front is then adhered to a Gray Granite card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, with dimensionals:

For the inside sentiment, use another piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gray Granite ink and then use the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to color the word “hope”. The birds in the water are stamped in Gray Granite ink in the bottom right corner. **TIP-If you do not have a Stampin’ Write Marker, place the stamp on your Stamparatus and then mask the word(s) that you don’t want inked**:

So, what do you think? I just love how the Poppy Parade makes the lighthouse so striking against the Gray Granite! 

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Make a fun birthday card in a snap!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to make a quick birthday card! Whether you are limited on time or just want to use up your Designer Series Paper, this quick and easy card can really be used for any occasion when you change up the sentiment used.

The base layer is Powder Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Tufted Dynamic TIEF:

The next two layers is one of the designs from the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP, using the white side, and this design from the Garden Impressions DSP, cut at 3 ½” x 5”:

I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit die to cut out the sentiment in Melon Mambo cardstock, but before I cut it out, I placed some of the adhesive sheet on the back. After cutting, I used my Wink of Stella pen to add some glitter to the sentiment:

The two DSP’s are adhered together using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, the adhesive backing is removed to adhere the sentiment on top, and then this is adhered to the embossed cardstock:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Melon Mambo cardstock base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, with dimensionals:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, from Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo ink. I stamped the flowers in the corner in Powder Pink and Melon Mambo inks:

Quick and easy card, right?? The inside sentiment is one of my favorite stamps, it works perfectly whether you are making a happy or sad card!

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Animal Outing Mini Miura Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a Mini Miura Fold Card that was made using the Animal Expedition Suite! This is a fun card that I CASE’d from Rachel Tessman and you can see her YouTube video hereI was looking for a “wow card” to make for my daughter-in-law’s birthday when I came across Rachel’s video. I first made her card, which I will share  pictures at the end of this post, and since you can make two cards out of one 12” x 12” sheet of cardstock, I thought I would share with you a fun baby card made with the Animal Expedition Suite. **If at any point you are not sure about this card, please see Rachel’s video! It’s very easy to follow along**

I first started with a 12” x 12” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and trimmed two ½” x 12 pieces for the belly band:

Then turn the cardstock to the 12” side (you will have one side that is now 11”) and then score at 4” from each end. After scoring, you can cut the cardstock in half on the 11” side, this will give you two card bases at 5 ½” x 12” and two belly bands at ½” x 12”:

You will then turn the card vertically (the 5 ½” is at the top and bottom) and you will need a ruler to 1) measure 2” in from the right on the top score line to make a mark with a pencil and then make a small mark at the end of the score line (left side) and 2) measure 2” in from the left on the bottom score line to make a mark with a pencil and then make a small mark at the end of the score line:

Using either your Stampin’ Trimmer or your ruler, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, and a stylus, start at the 2” mark and score to the small mark at the end of the other score line. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer and this is what it looks like:

After scoring each side, this is what it will look like and make sure to erase your pencil marks:

For the cardstock and DSP layers, this is where I changed it up a bit, I cut three pieces of Call Me Clover cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5 1/8”:

For the left panel, use your ruler and measure 1 7/8” from the top on the right side and mark with a pencil:

For the right panel, use your ruler and measure 1 7/8” from the bottom on the left side and mark with a pencil:

For the middle panel, use your ruler and measure 1 7/8” from the top on the left side and the bottom of the right side and mark with a pencil:

You will line up the cardstock with the pencil mark and the corner in the cutting track of your trimmer. This is what the final cut pieces will look like:

You will need to give those triangle pieces an extra trim, Rachel cut hers at the ¼” line, but I didn’t want to cut that much, so I lined the long side up with the first line after the cutting track. The very first line to the right of the track is the ¼” line:

For the DSP layer, I used these designs from Animal Expedition (make sure that your design is vertical) and cut them each at 3 ½” x 4 7/8”:

Instead of measuring the DSP at the 1 7/8” mark, I measured at 1 5/8” and then cut them the same way as the cardstock. **Tip-if your triangle pieces don’t quite line up, cut them slightly again at the line before the ¼” mark on your trimmer:

Now it’s time to bend those score lines! For the top, you will want the fold to go “away” from you and for the bottom, you will want the fold to go “towards” you. I used my fingers to manipulate the score lines to fold and then used my bone folder to get those crisp folds. This is what the card base will look like completely folded:

You can now adhere the cardstock and DSP layered pieces to the card base, I used liquid glue so I have a little wiggle room to adjust placement:

The kangaroo, giraffe, rhino, and frog on a branch are all stamped in Memento Ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. The frog on a branch is colored in with Light Call Me Clover, Light Crumb Cake, and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. The giraffe is colored in with Dark Soft Suede and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. The rhino is colored in with Light and Dark Smoky Slate and Ivory Stampin’ Blends, I used the Color Lifter on the horn to make it slightly lighter and the bird is colored in with Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick and Light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ 
Blends. The kangaroo and koala bear are colored in with Ivory, Bronze, and Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. These are then cut out with the coordinating framelit and I used the branch framelit to cut out five pieces out of Call Me Clover cardstock:

The rhino is adhered to a piece of the Animal Expedition DSP punched out with the Starburst Punch with dimensionals, three of the leaves are adhered to the back of the punched DSP, and then this piece is adhered to the card. The frog on a branch is adhered to the bottom fold with mini dimensionals:

The other two leaves are adhered to the back of the giraffe and then adhered to the top fold with a dimensional. The sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake ink on a 5/8” x 1 5/8” piece of Whisper White cardstock and then adhered to Call Me Clover cardstock cut out with the Stitched Labels Framelits, adhered with dimensionals:

To complete the card, I folded the ½” x 12” belly band around the card and punched the end with the Banner Triple Punch. After deciding on the belly band placement, I used three dimensionals above the belly band and then two more dimensionals at the top of the kangaroo layered piece:

This will allow for your belly band to stay in place, but also have a cute front of the card. I used the largest scalloped and the third largest Layering Ovals on Call Me Clover cardstock and Animal Expedition DSP:

If you would like to add your own personal sentiment, cut a piece of 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” Whisper White cardstock to adhere to the back:

Now here is the birthday card I made for my daughter-in-law, using All My Love DSP, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet and made a custom coordinating envelope with the All My Love DSP. The card was a big hit (her birthday was yesterday and she already received the card) and I just love finding fun and over-the-top cards to make for family! Thank you so much Rachel for your great directions and inspiration for this card!!

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Embossing with Florentine Filigree

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which a fun embossing technique with the Florentine Filigree Bundle! In the fall I purchase the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with every intent on incorporating it into my Christmas cards, but sadly I didn’t and it has sat neglected in my drawer all this time. Inspired by the YouTube video from Stampin’ Up for this bundle, I created my own template by using the die with a window sheet. Just add some ink from your ink refill bottle and you can create any color combination! The Florentine Thinlits Die really reminds me of a trellis, so why not pair it with the Butterfly Elements?? Just so you can see, this is what the window sheet looks like after cutting with the die:

For this card, I’m using Fresh Fig cardstock for the card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. Since embossing paste is wet, I cut another piece of Fresh Fig cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” for the base layer to apply the embossing paste because as the paste dries it will “warp” the cardstock a bit. I placed the window sheet template on top of the cardstock (the window sheet is the same size as the cardstock) and then used blue painter’s tape to keep it in place at the top and bottom. Make sure that the tape is only on the window sheet so it does not interfere with the embossing paste: 

I used my silicone mat to mix Shimmery White Embossing Paste with Petal Pink Ink, using the ink refill bottle. I then used the palette knife to spread the embossing paste completely over the Florentine mask:

I waited a couple of minutes and then carefully removed the tape and then the mask. I had a container with warm soapy water nearby and put the palette knife, mat, and mask directly in:

While the paste dried on the cardstock, I began working on the rest of the elements for the front of the card. The sentiment from the stamp set is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Fresh Fig ink, punched out with the 2” Circle Punch, and then I punched out a piece of Petal Pink cardstock with the Starburst Punch to layer the sentiment on. From the Butterfly Elements, I used a small and large leaf colored in Granny Apple Green ink, the small butterfly is colored lightly with Fresh Fig ink and a Sponge Dauber, the next size butterfly is colored with Petal Pink ink, and the largest butterfly is colored with Fresh Fig ink (I pressed the element directly onto the stamp pad). For an added touch, add pearl embellishments to the butterflies:

To assemble the card front after the embossing paste dries, adhere the leaves to the sentiment with glue dots and then adhere the sentiment piece and butterflies with liquid glue:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink. The butterflies are from Butterfly Gala stamp set, stamped in Petal Pink and Fresh Fig inks:

Wasn’t this a fun card to make?? Embossing paste is a great element to add texture to your card and adding ink takes it up a notch! Creating your own template with a window sheet is so easy, try it!!

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