Get more use from the Tags & Tidings Bundle!

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which features the Tags & Tidings Bundle! Every year I like to make Christmas tags and I also like to send a batch of tags to family, because who wouldn’t like to use a homemade tag on a gift?? My first thought is that this bundle will make it so much easier to make Christmas tags, there’s one stamp and one thinlit die to cut out the 16 images, and then I can use punches, dies, and even retired DSP to create super cute tags! Then I thought, what if I procrastinated, didn’t have time to place my order, was on a tight budget, or even was limiting myself to one Christmas Bundle?  Which would I choose that was versatile and unique? The Tags & Tidings Bundle is a great choice! So today, I am going to show you how I made 6 cards from this bundle.

To start, cut 3 sheets of Shaded Spruce cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, for a total of 6 card bases:

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The base layer is Real Red cardstock, which I used two sheets to cut the 6 pieces at 4” x 5 ¼”. I then stamped this in Memento Ink and I highly suggest using your Stamparatus because this is a Photopolymer stamp and I had to stamp it a couple of times because some of the thicker lines didn’t pick up the ink completely the first time:

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I used a piece of 4” x 5 ½” Whisper White cardstock to stamp the image again in Memento Ink. I then colored in various images using Dark Real Red, Dark Shaded Spruce, Light Pool Party, Dark Pineapple Punch, and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. The images where then cut out using the Christmas Tags Thinlits Dies:

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I wanted to make half of the cards with Silver and the other half with Gold accents, so I used Gold and Silver Glimmer Paper to layer the tags on:

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The first set of tags I used the 1 1/8” 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punches. The second set I used the Classic Label Punch, I just cut a piece of glimmer paper slightly larger than the tag for the other two, and then used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners on one. The third set I used the Banner Triple Punch. For the fourth set I used the Tailored Tag Punch, one just layered on the punched glimmer paper, one I used it to cut the corners to match the tag, and then for the other two, I punched out the glimmer paper, adhered the tag, and then just snipped the sides:

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For these two cards, I used the gold layered tags, adhered some Gold Metallic Thread to the back of two, and used some Gold Metallic Pearls. These are adhered to the base layer with dimensionals:
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These next two cards use the silver layered tags, Silver Metallic thread adhered to the back to two, and use Silver Metallic Pearls:

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These last two cards only have two tags instead of three, but you will still use the Metallic Thread and Pearls for accents:

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The inside of all six use stamps from Snowflake Sentiments, stamped in Real Red and Shaded Spruce inks:

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Once I figured out the best way to layer some of the tags, this was pretty easy to make. It is even possible to make 8 cards from this if you only use silver or gold (not both) to layer the tags or make 16 just using one tag on the card front. Another idea since this is a photopolymer stamp and pliable, is you can use one of the tags to create the background and then create a big tag for the front. A lot of possibilities for this bundle!

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Fun and easy Birthday card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy birthday card made with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. In case you have overlooked the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, it also coordinates with the Balloon Bouquet Punch, the Classic Label Punch, and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies! Having so many options with a stamp set makes it super easy to create with!

Before I created this card, I first started with the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, decided to use the Melon Mambo striped paper, chose my color combination, and went from there!

You will start with a card base in Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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

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For the front of the card, you will first cut 1 ½” piece from the 6” x 6” DSP (it will be 1 ½” x 6”) and then cut the remaining 4 ½” x 6 at 3”, so you will then have to pieces measuring 3” x 4 ½”. You will use a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and Smokey Slate cardstock for the Celebrate Thinlit and use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the two pieces together, sliding it slightly so the Smokey Slate cardstock is showing underneath. For the balloons, I used the balloon stamp from the set to stamp in Smokey Slate and Powder Pink inks on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched out. The bigger balloon is punched out of a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock. The sentiment is stamped in Smokey Slate and Melon Mambo inks on Whisper White cardstock and then punched out with the Classic Label Punch. For the balloon ribbon, I used some Silver and Whisper White Baker’s Twine that I tied in a knot:

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To assemble the front, I adhered the DSP to the embossed base layer and then adhered to the card base. I cut Mini Dimensionals in half to adhere the Celebrate on the DSP and then used Dimensionals for the balloons and sentiments:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Smoky Slate ink and the flowers are stamped in Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, and Granny Apple Green inks. I cut the 1 ½” piece of DSP in half (¾” x 6”), adhered along the bottom, and then trimmed the excess off:

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Wasn’t that fun and easy?? I just love it when a seemingly “complicated” card is easy to make and with these instructions you can make two cards at once!

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

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Birthday card with bling!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card with lots of bling! Rose Glimmer Paper, Rose Metallic Thread, and Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems are the perfect elements to make any card shine! This is also a great way to use any scraps of DSP that you may have or to make multiples just cut a 2” strip of DSP and then cut that down into 2” x 2” squares.

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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

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For the card front, you will need some Petal Pink Metallic Rhinestones, Rose Metallic Thread, a 2” x 2” piece of Petal Promenade DSP, use the fourth largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits, and stamp the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Crumb Cake ink, punching out with the Classic Label Punch. Tip-You can always use the fifth largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits instead, the glimmer paper will cover that up:

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To assemble the front, use liquid glue to adhere the DSP to the glimmer paper and adhere the sentiment with Mini Dimensionals. I wrapped the metallic thread several times around the base layer, placing some adhesive on the back to keep the ends in place:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base, the layered squares are adhered with dimensionals, and then I added one of each shape of the rhinestone gems:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and stamped in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake inks, which are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set:

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Another fun and easy card that your recipient will surely love! One more helpful tip, if you are mailing this card, I place a piece of printer paper over the front to help the envelope and card from being damaged in the mailing process!

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Broadway Bound One Sheet Wonder-Part 3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are another “one sheet wonder” from a 12” x 12” Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper! If you’ve been following along, the previous two posts feature cards made from layouts on Pinterest, but today I made my own layout. I tried looking for something that had a combination of vertical and horizontal cuts, along with not very many little cuts, but didn’t find one that I liked, so I figured I would give it a try! It really wasn’t that difficult and I was able to make 8 cards out it!

Below is a picture of the sheet of DSP that I used and the template that I made. Wondering what the template is? Would you believe that it is the cardboard that is from the Foil Sheets?! These are slightly bigger than 12” x 12”, so I mark the cardboard when making the measurements. This can also be cut down to make smaller templates!

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Here is a close-up of each card, inside and out, with a brief description:

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The card base is an Angle Fold Over card in Gray Granite

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and cut again diagonally

The DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”, which I trimmed down to 3 ¾” x 5”, and cut again diagonally to layer on the base layer

The front sentiment is made using the Make a Difference stamp set, on Whisper White cardstock, using Lovely Lipstick ink. These are then cut out with the 1” and 1 ½” Circle Punches and layered on Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, and Gray Granite cardstock cut out using the 1 ¼” and 1 ¾” Circle Punches

The embellishments used on the card front are the Candle Embellishments in silver, Mint Macaron and Pearl White Adhesive-Backed Sequins, and Rhinestone Basic Jewels that I colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends

The inside sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”

The base layer of DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”

The next layer of DSP is 2” x 4”, which I used the Banner Triple Punch on the end

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock, layered on Gold Foil, and both are cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  A piece of ½” Black Satin Ribbon is layered underneath and then adhered with dimensionals. Silver and Gold Metallic Pearls are used for embellishment

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed in Black, Gold, and Silver Embossing Powders and the candle flame is in Lemon Lime Twist ink

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The card base is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”

The base layer of DSP is 4” x 5 ¼” and a piece of ½” Black Satin Ribbon is adhered across the middle

The next layer is a 2” x 4” piece of DSP, a piece of 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White that I colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend is adhered across the middle. A piece of Basic Black cardstock is punched out with the 1” Circle Punch and I used 3 Candle Embellishments, which is then adhered with dimensionals

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock from Picture Perfect Birthday, stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Memento inks

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF, and then I adhered the 1 ½” x 4” of DSP at the bottom

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Versamark and Lovely Lipstick inks and heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock

This is cut out with the Layering Squares Framelits and then layered on a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut out with the scalloped Layering Squares Framelits.

The small balloons are cut out of Lovely Lipstick cardstock and Silver Foil Sheet with the Balloon Banquet Punch, a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine is tied on the ends, and then a Basic Rhinestone Jewel is used for accent, one colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, and Silver Metallic Pearls

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist inks on Whisper White cardstock

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The card base is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, with a piece of ½” Basic Black Satin Ribbon and a piece of 1/8” Whisper White Sheer Ribbon (colored with Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends) are adhered across the middle.

The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed on Whisper White cardstock with Silver Embossing Powder, cut out with a Layering Oval Framelit, layered on Silver Foil that is cut out with a scalloped Layering Oval Framelit

The front is then embellished with silver Metallic Pearls and silver Candle Embellishments

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks on Whisper White cardstock

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These two cards are the same, the card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF, and a piece of ½” Basic Black Satin Ribbon is adhered across the middle

The next layer is the 2 ¾” x 4” DSP layered on a piece of 3” x 4 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, each corner is rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch

I used gold Candle Embellishments and pearl white Adhesive-Backed Sequins for accent

The front sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is heat embossed with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black cardstock and punched out with the Classic Label Punch

The inside sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Gray Granite and Lemon Lime Twist inks on Whisper White cardstock

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Gray Granite cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF

The 2 ½” x 4” DSP is layered across the base layer and then the 1 ½” x 4” of DSP is layered on a piece of 1 ¾” x 4 ¼” Gold Foil is adhered on top

A piece of ½” Basic Black Satin Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (colored with Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends) are used for accents

The inside sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Gray Granite inks on Whisper White cardstock

Can you say “WHEW”!!?? That’s a total of 24 cards and 1 invitation from only 3 sheets of Designer Series Paper!! So it’s safe to say that my birthday card stash is good for a couple months, lol!! This is going to be a great way to use up Designer Series Paper when it comes time for holiday cards!!

Speaking of the holidays, 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!

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!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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