Best Wishes from The Gang’s All Meer!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy going away card featuring The Gang’s All Meer stamp set! Recently, my husband asked me to make a going away card for a co-worker that will be leaving and what perfect card to make for everyone to sign, then with this super cute stamp set? I also used my Stamparatus to help with a little masking, which was super helpful for lining up the stamps!

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

For the masking of the Meer Cat popping out of the ground, I first used the second largest Stitched Nested Die to cut out a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the image in Memento ink. I stamped the image again on a piece of masking paper, trimmed it out, placed on top of the stamped image, lined up the group of Meer Cat’s, and then stamped in Memento ink:

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

1. Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and punch out with the Classic Label Punch. You will also need to punch out another piece in Mossy Meadow cardstock and cut in half, this will be layered under the sentiment.

2. Color the Meer Cat’s in using Stampin’ Blends: Bronze around the inner outline and Ivory to color in, Light Crumb Cake along the ground, and Light Seaside Spray around the bodies and heads.

3. Use the largest Stitched Nested Die to cut a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, this will be layered under the Very Vanilla cardstock.

Adhere the Stitched Nested cut-outs together and then adhere to the DSP base layer. Adhere the punched pieces together, with the Mossy Meadow cardstock poking out from each end, and then use Mini Dimensionals to adhere to the DSP base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Mossy Meadow cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Mossy Meadow ink (either mask the second layer of the sentiment or use a Stampin’ Write Marker) and stamp the Meer Cat in Memento ink, coloring in with Bronze and Ivory Stampin’ Blends, use Light Crumb Cake to color the ground underneath:

Such a cute card that was so easy to make! If you have been thinking about masking with this stamp set, it is so easy and depending on how you are masking, don’t forget your Stamparatus! This stamp set is perfect for card giving from a group!!

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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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Hey, Little Ladybug!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features two products from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog and a sneak peek at an upcoming product available February 4th! The Little Ladybug stamp set is a special SAB Hostess set that you can earn with a $300 (USD) product purchase and if you are on the fence about this set, well there is a coordinating die set that will be available for purchase starting February 4th for $29 (153588)! Not only do the dies cut out the four individual ladybugs, the full large flower, and just the top petal part, but it also has some super cute accent dies that also emboss! The coordinating dies were the clincher for me and as I demonstrator I could buy them NOW! lol I paired this set with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder from the Power of Hope Bundle (also in the SAB catalog) to create this sweet birthday card!

The base layer is Basic Gray cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stone 3D EF:

For the card front, you will need:

1. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Memento ink and punch out with the Classic Label Punch. Use the punch one more time with Lovely Lipstick cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

2. Stamp the two ladybugs in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock, color the “wings” and top of the head with Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, and then color the back and the flower with Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends. Let this dry for a moment before using Wink of Stella on the wings and flower. Cut these out with the coordinating die.

3. Use the flower die to cut/emboss three pieces from Lovely Lipstick cardstock and then place a small (3mm) Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of the flower.

4. Use the 2” Circle Punch to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock and the 2 ¼” Circle Punch to cut out a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock. Stamp a section of the All Wired Up Background stamp in Versamark ink and heat emboss with Black Emboss Powder. These two circles will be layered together.

To assemble the card front, adhere the layered circled about the middle of the embossed base layer and adhere the ladybugs with dimensionals. Adhere the Classic Label Punch pieces together with the Lovely Lipstick layer sticking out on the left side, this is adhered to the embossed base layer with mini dimensionals. The three flowers are adhered to the embossed base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black 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 and little ladybugs in Memento ink, color in the ladybugs with Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, and then add some Wink of Stella:

Isn’t this set so stinking cute?? I just love this time of year with the Mini (previously called Occasions Catalog) and the SAB Catalogs! This is a great time to restock on supplies that you have used up from the holidays and earn free products! 

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Sending Christmas Cheer Bridge Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is super cute and easy Christmas bridge fold card! This design uses the Wrapped in Plaid 6” x 6” DSP that you can easily make more than one card of and use up almost all of your paper, which includes decorating your envelope! If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m on a mission to have very little, if any, products left over from the Holiday Catalog and I’m getting there!

Your card base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and along the 8 ½” side, score at 2 1/8” from each end:

You will use this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, first cutting ¾” off one side, turn 90 degrees, and cut at 4”. This will give you one piece at 3 4/” x 6”, one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”, and one piece at 2” x 5 ¼”. Take the 4” x 5 ¼” piece and cut in half along the 4” side (at 2”):

Additionally, for the card front you will need:

1. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the tree image in Shaded Spruce ink and cut out with the coordinating die. Create the snow with the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint and use one of each color in 4mm and 5mm Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels for “ornaments”. Use the Twinkle Builder Punch to punch out the largest star out of Gold Foil Sheets for the tree topper.

2. Enough Gold Shimmer Ribbon to tie around the whole card base and into a bow. This will secure the card front closing.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.

4. Use the second largest Stitched Nested Label Die to cut out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

Adhere the sentiment at the bottom of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock piece and then adhere the tree. Flip this piece over and adhere dimensionals only to one side. Tip-if you look closely, you will see the star at the bottom, I did this to make sure the dimensionals were on the left side of the image:

Adhere the DSP to each side of the card front flaps and then line up the Cherry Cobbler piece so that each pointed end is lined up with the flap openings to adhere to the DSP:

I used a strip of Tear & Tape across the horizontal middle of the card base and then placed the Gold Shimmer Ribbon on top, this will secure the ribbon in place. Flip the card over and tie the ribbon into a bow and trimming any excess off of the ends:

The inside sentiment is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink, and adhere the ¾” piece of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Super cute and easy to make, right?? I made four cards just like this, I really liked the idea of the tying the ribbon into a bow, that way when the recipient opens the card, it’s like unwrapping a present! For the remaining 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP, I used the envelope die from Beautiful Layers, however, if you do not have this set of dies, you can easily round the corners and maybe trim the DSP down a little more to fit on the outside (or inside!) of your envelope.

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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!

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

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, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

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