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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Sweet springtime card with Grapefruit Grove

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet springtime themed card made with Grapefruit Grove as the featured color! When the 2018-2020 InColors came out in the Annual Catalog, I just loved Grapefruit Grove! It is such a pretty orange/peach color, however, I struggle to use the cardstock! Anytime I sit down to create a card with Grapefruit Grove cardstock I tend to see more orange than anything else! Orange is a hard color for me as it’s not a color I tend to use/wear in my day-to-day. So when I received my latest order that included the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets, I was bound and determined to create a card with Grapefruit Grove Cardstock, lol! These foil sheets are truly stunning and they come in a package of eight, four of each color. I really wanted to use the small butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies since they are adorable and after some thinking, the flower stamps from Abstract Impressions seemed perfect.

The card base is Grapefruit Grove cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

The next layer is Gingham Gala 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need a 2 ½” x 3” piece of Whisper White cardstock, four of the butterflies cut out of the Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheet, and Grapefruit Grove Organdy Ribbon (this is a part of a combo pack found in the SAB catalog). To create the stamped flowers on the Whisper White cardstock, I first stamped the taller grass stamp in Lemon Lime Twist ink and then stamped the smaller grass stamp in Granny Apple Green ink. I stamped the flower image in Grapefruit Grove ink and then stamped the accent flower petals in Calypso Coral ink:

Tip for cutting with detailed thinlits: Butterfly Beauty Thinlits come with multiples of the same die, which saves you time not have to cut the same image multiple times with the Big Shot. I used all eight of the small detailed butterfly thinlits, so I cut a piece of the foil sheet at 1” x 6” and then cut a piece of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet the same, adhered it to the back of the foil sheet, and then ran the dies thru the Big Shot. Since the adhesive sheet makes the paper a little bit thicker, I run them thru the big shot 3-4 to make sure it cuts through the layers:

To assemble the card front, lay the gingham paper down, slightly askew, and then adhere the stamped flower piece on top. This piece is then adhered to the embossed Whisper White base layer, use a piece of the organdy ribbon long enough to tie around into a bow, and then place four of the eight butterflies where you would like them. This completed piece is then adhered to the Grapefruit Grove card base:

For the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then placed the remaining four butterflies along the sides:

Wasn’t that a fun, easy, and sweet card to make?? For this particular card I chose not to use a sentiment, I’m not sure what I’m going to use this for…yet! This is a great way to create cards without any theme and have readily available! 

While the Abstract Impressions stamp set and Pinewood Planks DTIEF are in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the Gingham Gala DSP and Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies are in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. The organdy ribbon and foil sheets are in the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog and you can earn these items for FREE with a qualifying $50 (USD) each!!

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Soft and Subtle with Abstract Impressions

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a soft and subtle birthday card using the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies! The Fall weather is finally sticking around here in Coastal Virginia, but I thought I’d change things up and create a fun and easy birthday card using soft and subtle colors. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make, so I sat down with my pack of Brights 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, decided on Coastal Cabana, and then set out to figure out what colors would coordinate with Coastal Cabana, choosing Petal Pink and So Saffron. Now that I had my color combo, I thought that the butterfly and flower thinlits from the Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies would work perfectly to create this birthday card!

The card base is So Saffron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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

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The next layer is this Coastal Cabana design from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, cut to 3” x 3”:

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For the front elements, I used a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet to cut the butterfly, used the flower thinlit to cut a flower from Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Coastal Cabana cardstock, and stamped the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday in So Saffron ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Classic Label Punch:

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To assemble the front, adhere the 3” x 3” DSP to the embossed cardstock and adhere the foil butterfly with mini dimensionals:

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Adhere the flowers with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, add a Clear Rhinestone Jewel to the middle (I used the 4mm), and then adhere the sentiment with mini dimensionals:

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This piece is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside, I chose the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set in So Saffron ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock. The flowers in the corner are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, that I sponged So Saffron on the first step of the flower and then sponged Petal Pink and Coastal Cabana ink on the second step of the flower with Sponge Daubers. I chose to sponge the color onto the stamp instead of stamping directly onto the stamp pad because I felt sponging gave it a much softer look:

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Here are the multiples I made, one of them I cut out the butterfly in Black Foil just to see what that would look like versus the foil. Which one do you like??

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Kindness Gate Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super easy Gate Fold card featuring the Abstract Impressions stamp set! I really wanted to create a card using Granny Apple Green, so I used a piece of DSP from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP and combined it with Highland Heather to create a bright and cheery card! I typically do not use a lot of purples in my card making, however, since this year’s color revamp, I really do like Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape! I really liked combining Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather to create a card outside of my normal colors.

To create this card, first start with a piece of Highland Heather cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”. Next, you will need to score at 2 1/8” from each end, along the 8 ½” side:

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Using this piece of Granny Apple Green DSP from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, cut two pieces at 2” x 5 ¼”:

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The front flap is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”. The flowers are stamped in Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss inks (stamping off once before stamping on the cardstock), the flower buds are in Petal Pink ink (the first stamp is stamped off and the second stamp is fully inked), and the leaves are first stamped in Granny Apple Green ink (stamp off first) and the smaller leaves are in Pear Pizzazz ink:

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The sentiment is stamped in Granny Apple Green ink and the butterfly is stamped in Highland Heather and Petal Pink inks on Whisper White cardstock and then cut out using the 3rdlargest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, which is layered on a piece of Highland Heather cardstock, cut out with the 2ndlargest scalloped circle framelit:

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To put this card together, adhere the DSP panels to the front with adhesive, use a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to tie a bow around the Whisper White cardstock, and then adhere the layered circles with dimensionals:

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I used some dimensionals on the left side of the Whisper White cardstock to adhere to the left panel of the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Highland Heather ink, and the flowers are stamped in Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss inks (stamping off first):

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? The Abstract Impressions stamp set is so pretty and so versatile that you can easily create your own background with any color combination!! Are there any of the new colors that you haven’t tried yet?

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

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Quick and easy Thank You cards!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which will show you how to create four cards from one sheet of 6” x 6” Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper! What made creating these cards so easy, is that the DSP has several colors that you can change the cardstock to create a slightly different look for each card. This was my first time using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, along with the Stitched Labels Framelits that the sentiment is on, and I love how these turned out! If you missed these two gems, definitely check them out. The Stitched Shapes Framelits have a coordinating stamp set (Stitched All Around, page 17 in the Annual Catalog), however, I only purchased the framelits because I just loved all the ways I knew I could incorporate them into my cards.

To make these cards, I first cut four sheets of cardstock, one each of Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink, at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” for the card base:

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I then cut one each of the same cardstock for the base layer at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Tufted DTIEF:

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The 6” x 6” piece of DSP is cut into four, which gives you 3” x 3” pieces. Then cut a 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” piece of cardstock in Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink, adhering the DSP on top:

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The sentiment if from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the Stitched Labels Framelits. I first cut out Whisper White cardstock with the framelit, made one as a base template so that I could use my Stamparatus to easily stamp the sentiment each time. I find it much easier to cut out the framelit first and then stamp, so this way I do not have to worry about the cut being slightly off, especially when you have a limited space to stamp such as this piece:

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The 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” square is adhered to the embossed base layer, the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals, and I used a piece of Shaded Spruce ribbon from the Metallic Ribbon combo pack to tie into a bow:

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This is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals and for each card to color combo is Melon Mambo/Powder Pink and Calypso Coral/Petal Pink, alternating colors for each layer. I also added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a little bling:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and I used my Stamparatus to use the 2-step flower stamp from Abstract Impressions. I also color coordinated the flower with the card, so the outside petals are light with the inside petal dark, using the Melon Mambo/Powder Pink and Calypso Coral/Petal Pink colors:

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This card design would really work with any of the Garden Impressions DSP, just add your sentiment! Which color combo is your favorite? If I really had to choose, it would be the Calypso Coral card base.

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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Creating a faux Stained Glass card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring a faux Stained-Glass technique! We all love to learn new tips, tricks, and techniques, and so when I saw a video on YouTube from Jennifer McGuire, I thought I want to try that!! So for this project, I used the new Big Shot Embossing Mats, Brusho Crystal Colour, and the big flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.

To start with, I used a piece of Watercolor Paper cut at 4” x 6”:

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Next, I embossed the Watercolor Paper using the big flower die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot Embossing Mat:

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I used Painters Tape to tape the paper to a cutting board (that I only use for crafting), and colored the flowers and leaves using Brusho and the medium tip Aqua Painter. I only mixed up a couple of colors to make purple and the rest are single colors:

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After this completely dried, I stamped my VersaMark pad directly onto the paper around the flowers, covered with Clear Embossing Powder, and heat embossed. I did this technique twice to make the paper extra shiny:

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I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 6” and placed a piece of Sizzix Adhesive Sheet (cut at 3” x 4” and then cut diagonally) on the back of the paper. Then I cut out the big flower thinlit with the Big Shot and with the adhesive on the back, this will make it easier to adhere to the embossed paper:

Next, I again used the VersaMark pad completely over the image and then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder, I did this technique twice as well, but you can do it more, it just depends on how thick you want this piece to be:

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I fussy cut around the flowers on the Watercolor Paper, removed the backing from the heat embossed image, and then adhered to the Watercolor Paper. Any additional pieces that I may have missed and are sticking out, I was able to fussy cut them off:

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Here is a close-up of the image:

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The card base is Calypso Coral cardstock, cut at 5 ½” 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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Since the embossed image is pretty thick, I used liquid glue to adhere to the base layer and the base layer to the card base:

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The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set, stamped in Calypso Coral ink on a scrap piece of the same DSP. I punched this out and a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock with the Classic Label Punch, trimming down the sentiment. This is then adhered together and use Mini Dimensionals to adhere to the card front:

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The inside sentiment is also from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Calypso Coral ink. The butterflies are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Calypso Coral and Mango Melody inks:

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This was my very first time trying this technique and I really like how it turned out! Of course, after the card is completed I could see somethings that I would do differently next time when coloring the embossed flowers in. But isn’t that how it goes when you try something new??

I will definitely do this again, but next time I am going to use the butterfly from this thinlit set and watercolor pencils!! So stay tuned!!

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With Love & Sympathy

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper! What makes this a quick and easy card is the Designer Series Paper! Even though Berry Burst is not listed as one of the coordinating colors, I think is pairs perfectly with this design from the paper! I chose sentiments from Itty Bitty Greeting to keep the focal point on the paper.

The card base is Berry Burst cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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

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The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, stamped in Berry Burst ink on Whisper White cardstock, and cut out using the 2ndfrom the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This piece is layered on a piece of Silver Foil Sheet, cut out with the 4thfrom the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits:

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To complete the front of the card, tie a piece of 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White in a bow around the DSP, adhere the oval layers together, and then use dimensionals to adhere to the DSP:

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The base layer is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The sentiment is also from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in Berry Burst ink and the flowers are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Berry Burst and Fresh Fig inks:

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That’s it!! Wasn’t that quick and simple?? While I love to make a variety of cards, sometimes it’s nice to just make something quick and simple, let the Designer Series Paper do the work for you!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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, or joining my team!

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