Missing you, friend

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and cheerful card featuring the My Meadow stamp set! I just love the My Meadow stamp set, you can create so many different sceneries and use any sentiments you like! Now that spring is in the air, but we are all spending more time at home, why not create a sweet card to send out to friends and let them know that you are thinking of them and brighten their day? Who doesn’t love some happy mail?? I will first start off by showing you how to create the scenery, which is pretty easy to create!

I first started by cutting out a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I then used my Stamparatus to stamp the group of tree trunks stamp in Soft Suede ink using the “step technique”, first positioning the stamp on the left side to stamp, moving the plate over two notches, and stamping again (the plate and hinge is at the top). Use the small cluster of leaves stamp to stamp the leaves in Old Olive ink:

I used two of the “fill in” stamps for the ground under the trees and the small cluster of leaves stamp in Granny Apple Green ink. There are two stamps to create the wheel barrel, I used Gray Granite and Poppy Parade inks. Tip-Don’t forget to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat under the cardstock with photopolymer stamps, this helps you stamp a good image onto the cardstock:

There are two grass blade stamps, I used both of those in Old Olive ink to fill in the ground area and for the larger grass blade stamp, I used the three flower stamp (almost like a tulip) in Poppy Parade ink. The bird stamp was used in Gray Granite ink:

The base layer for this card, is this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Your stamped scenery.

2. A 5 ½” piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon, I used my fingertips/nails to “rough up” the ends of the ribbon.

3. Stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings on Whisper White cardstock in Poppy Parade ink and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch.

4. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I adhered the base layer DSP to the card base and then adhered the flax ribbon across the middle, using Tear & Tape:

The scenery is adhered to the DSP using dimensionals, keeping it more to the left side to give room for your sentiment. The layered sentiment piece is also adhered with a dimensional:


For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the small “fill in” stamp along the bottom in Granny Apple Green ink, the bigger grass blade stamp in Old Olive, and the flowers and sentiment in Poppy Parade ink:

Don’t you love this springtime card? I just love how the Poppy Parade really “pops” with the green! This would also be a great “any occasion” card, you can simply leave off the front and inside sentiments, and stamp a sentiment on the inside for any occasion! If you have the Waterfront and/or the Snow Front stamp set, then you will definitely want this stamp set!

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One Sheet Wonder with Lovely Lily Pad

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad Dies, and Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the Stamp It Group’s monthly blog hop which featured cards and projects from the SAB catalog and for my card, I used the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and coordinating Lily Pad Dies. Well, I absolutely loved how the lily turned out using Stampin’ Blends and heat embossing, so I wanted to create another card, but change up the colors used. The design I used for the base layer of this card actually inspired the colors I used for the lily, which I love how this turned out as well!

For the base layer, I chose this design from the Lily Impressions DSP. This DSP comes in 12” x 12” sheets, so I cut this sheet up to create six cards: trim 1 ½” off the bottom, turn the DSP 90 degrees, cut at 4”, three times across (you will have three 4” x 10 ½” sheets), and then cut those sheets in half (along the 10 ½” side) at 5 ¼”. As for the 1 ½” x 12” strip, cut that at the 4” mark three times and then cut the 1 ½” side in half, at ¾”. This will give you six small strips measuring ¾” x 4”, for the inside of the card:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the Pool Party So Very Vellum cardstock and cut into 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares.

2. Using the Silver Metallic Thread, wrap around your four fingers, four times.

3. Stamp the sentiment from Timeless Tulips in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

4. For the leaves and lily pad, first ink the outline stamp in Versamark ink, then in Garden Green ink, and stamp on Whisper White cardstock. Sprinkle Clear Emboss Powder and set with your heat tool (don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy on the cardstock first!). I colored these in with the Light Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends and along one side of the leaves, I used the Dark Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends to give a little shading. These are then cut out with the coordinating dies.

5. For the large lily, first use your Embossing Buddy on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the outline stamp in Versamark ink and then Calypso Coral ink, sprinkle with Clear Emboss Powder, and set with your heat tool. I first started coloring the inner part of the flower petals with Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, then Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, and then finally Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, not just the tip of the petals, but over the whole petal. 

To assemble the lily, leaves, lily pad, and Silver Metallic Thread, I placed some adhesive on the back of the lily and when I placed the metallic thread, I made sure it was coming out from the top of the lily only. I then used glue dots to adhere the leaves and placed a couple more glue dots to adhere the lily pad to the lily:

I used some adhesive along the lily pad and leaves to adhere to the vellum square, positioned towards the bottom of the vellum square:

I used adhesive on the back of the vellum square, behind the lily, and then adhered to the middle of the DSP base layer. The layered sentiment is adhered with a dimensional onto the DSP base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Coastal Cabana 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” and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this a super cute “all occasions” card?? I left the inside sentiment out so that I now will have six cards readily available to send out! Yes, the lily, leaves, and lily pad are a little time consuming because of the coloring and die cutting, but honestly, if you have a couple hours just to sit down and let your creativity flow, or even break it up over a few days, this is a great way to use up all these awesome products and send out beautiful cards for any occasion or reason! 

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Colorful and sparkly Honey Bee!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is having a little fun with the Honey Bee Bundle! I’ve seen so many awesome cards and crafts with this bundle and just love the one’s using Bermuda Bay cardstock and ink. So, I thought I would show you one card design, but how you can make the card with either Bermuda Bay or So Saffron, or both! One of the fun embellishments that you can use, is the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack! The DSP I used is also from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog, the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, which is awesome to use because it is so easy to add a pop of color! 

For the base layer, use this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. 2” x 4” piece of DSP (this is the other side of the base layer design) and wrap a piece of the Bermuda Bay twine around four times, then tie into a knot.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Punch to punch out of Bermuda Bay cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.
3. Use the large detailed bee die to cut one out of Black Foil Sheet.

4. On Bermuda Bay cardstock, I traced the outline of the body and wings with a pencil, using the outline from the Black Foil Sheet. Cut out with Paper Snips, erase any pencil marks, and use your Wink of Stella over the whole piece. This will be adhered under the Black Foil die cut.

5. You will need four large and two small of the Bermuda Bay sequins from the combo pack.

I adhered the 2” strip of DSP and the sentiment to the base layer with dimensionals, adhered the two bee pieces together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and then adhered it to the 2” strip of DSP with Multipurpose Glue. You can also “pull” the wings up after the glue dries:

I used my Take You Pick Tool to pick up the large sequins and place them on a glue dot, then placed on the DSP. I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place a “dollop” of glue for the small sequins and also used my Take Your Pick Tool to put them in place:

This finished piece is then adhered to a Bermuda Bay 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 bees and sentiment in Memento Ink, and color in the body of the bees with a Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends:

Now, here’s my alternative card and the only difference is that I used So Saffron instead of Bermuda Bay:

These are super cute and easy cards that you can use for a variety of occasions! Really, any of the sentiments from the Honey Bee stamp set can be used in a variety of occasions! While the Baker’s Twine & Sequin Combo have sold out, the DSP is still available while supplies last or March 31st, whichever comes first!

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Tulip Get Well Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute “get well” card made with the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper and the Tulip Builder Punch! This DSP was recently released by Stampin’ Up! that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch (from the 2020 SAB Catalog), Heart Punch Pack, Tulip Builder Punch, and Umbrella Builder Punch (these three are from the 2020 Mini Catalog), which is another cute way to use your punches for your creative projects! So, while sitting at my desk and watching some TV, I used the Tulip Builder Punch to punch out as many tulips and leaves just to see how many cards I could make with the punch outs. After it was all said and done, I was able to create six cards using two of the designs from the DSP, one for the tulips and one for the base layer. 

The base layer is this design from the Pleased as Punch DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Note-I cut up the 12” x 12” DSP, first trimming 1 ½” off one side, turning 90 degrees and cutting at 4” (three times, along the 12” side), and then cutting those in half on the 10 ½” side, at 5 ¼”. I cut the 1 ½” strip along the 12” side at 4” and then cut the 1 ½” side in half, at ¾”, which are used for the inside. You will then have six 4” x 5 ¼” base layers and six ¾” x 4” strips for the inside:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock, punch out with the 1” Circle Punch, and use the 1 1/8” Circle Scallop Punch on Blueberry Bushel Cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

2. Use the fourth largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out of Vellum Cardstock. Tip- if you cut the Vellum Cardstock in half along the 8 ½” side, you will be able to cut six of these out.

3. Use one each of the punched-out tulips and three of the punched-out leaves.

To assemble, first adhere the stitched Vellum Cardstock to the base layer DSP (put the adhesive in the middle so the tulips will hide it), arrange/adhere the tulips and leaves, and adhere the layered sentiment with a dimensional:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Blueberry Bushel 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 Blueberry Bushel ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Aside from the time it took to punch out the tulips, this is really a very easy card to make! I really like the “rain shower” as the background for the tulips and if you make six of these cards, I feel that any of the sentiments from the Timeless Tulips stamp set could be used for the inside, simple leave the inside blank and stamp the sentiment as needed. This is a great way to have a stash of cards ready to go and use up your DSP! A couple more tips I can pass along, is that you will have enough full size tulips for five cards and for the sixth, you will have to punch out a partial one, but that can be hidden and you can also change up the leaves, the back side of the DSP is green and white speckled, so you can mix those up!

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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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Birthday Bonanza DSP-not just for birthdays!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun congratulations card featuring the Sending You Thoughts stamp set and Birthday Bonanza DSP! The Sending You Thoughts stamp set is from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog that you can earn for FREE with a $50 product purchase! I will admit that at first glance this stamp set did not make my list for SAB products, but after I went back and really looked at the catalog, this stamp set was a must for me! It comes with 9 different sentiments and you can mix and match some of them, depending on the card you are creating. So, I thought pairing this with one of the designs from the Birthday Bonanza DSP to make a fun card!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the 1” Circle Punch to punch out one each of Mango Melody, Terracotta Tile, and Bermuda Bay cardstock to create a “balloon”.

2. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out one each of Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, and Coastal Cabana cardstock to create a “balloon”.

3. Cut six 3” pieces of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

4. Make three bows using the Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

5. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Bermuda Bay ink, cut out with the third smallest Layering Oval Die and use the second largest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut out of Coastal Cabana cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

To assemble the card front, use liquid glue to adhere the baker’s twine to the back of the balloons, a bow to the Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Terracotta Tile balloons and set aside a moment to dry. After drying, position the balloons as shown on the DSP base layer, two scallops with one regular circle and two regular circles with one scallop, adhere the two balloons that are behind with adhesive and the front balloon with a dimensional:

Adhere the layered sentiment to the DSP base layer with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Coastal Cabana 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 Bermuda Bay ink and adhere a strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you just love this card?? You may not need a congratulations card too often, but this is a great way to use up your DSP to have a card readily available! You could also keep the layout and just change the sentiment for a birthday card or even a thank you card! 

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More fun Christmas card making with 6 x 6 DSP!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun, but simple card made with the Wrapped in Plaid 6” x 6” Specialty DSP and the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle! This week I’ve shared some simple cuts to get the most out of your 6” x 6” DSP and today I’m adding some additional elements with four different punches. The cut for the DSP is the same as my previous blog post, so you can make four cards out of four pieces of DSP. Itty Bitty Christmas is a must if you are looking for a variety of sentiments and the detailed dies that are a part of the bundle can add a simple, but elegant, detail to your card. 

With this design from the DSP, you can cut the design any which side and it will not matter if your card base is landscape or portrait. You start by cutting ¾” strip off one side, turn the DSP 90 degrees, and cut at 4”. You will end up with 3 pieces measuring 4” x 5 ¼”, 2” x 5 ¼”, and ¾” x 6”. This will be your base layer:

For the card front:

1. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink.

2. Use the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment piece.

3. Use the detailed star die to cut out of a piece of Gold Foil Sheet. You will also want to use the single star die to cut a piece from the Gold Foil Sheet for the inside of the card.

4. For the 2” strip of DSP, use the Banner Triple Punch on one end and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch on the other end.

5. Cut a piece of Braided Linen Trim long enough to tie thru the top of the tag top of the DSP.

The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 4” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. Adhere the DSP to the card base, tie the linen trim thru the tag top, and then adhere the tag to the middle of the DSP base layer:

Adhere the gold foil star die cut out to the DSP layers using your Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhere the scalloped layers together, and use a dimensional to adhere on top of the die cut stars. I used three of the 6mm Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to add some extra gold to the card front:

For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink, adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom and trim off the excess, and adhere the single foil star with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

Lots of elements on this card that are easy to make! If you are looking for a stamp set bundle that easily coordinates with DSP, Itty Bitty Christmas is definitely worth looking at! Lots of sentiments and you can change up the look with the coordinating dies. If you have the Big Shot Precision Base Plate, I highly recommend using this to cut out any paper, makes it much easier to get those little pieces out! I hope you have enjoyed this week of 6” x 6” DSP cutting, since this is my only DSP for my holiday card making, I will always share how I cut this paper. Keep it simple and DSP can be your friend, no matter the size! 

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