Sepia Tropical theme for Mother’s Day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a different kind of Mother’s Day card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite in sepia tone! Recently, I’ve seen a few sepia tone cards, which I thought were stunning, and wanted to give it a try making a card from the Tropical Oasis Suite. After I finally finished designing this card, I took it up just a bit by adding some “worn” touches to the paper with my snips and bone folder and then a touch of glimmer with my Wink of Stella pen. 

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is this design from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. I used my snips to “rough up” each side of the cardstock and DSP and then used my Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends along each edge:

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

1. A 4” piece of the Braided Linen Trim.

2. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the leaf three times in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella pen along the veins of the leaves. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

3. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the flower three times in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella pen around the middle of the flower. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

4. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the palm trees in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella Pen over the leaves and trunk. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

5. Use the letter M from the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out two pieces from the Gold Foil Sheet. You will also need the flower from the Tropical Oasis Trinkets in place of the O in MOM.

6. Use your Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend to color nine of the 3mm (or smallest) Pearl Basic Jewels. Three will be placed in the center of the palm trees (for a total of six) and then one each in the middle of the flowers. I like doing this to the palm trees, makes it seem like there are coconuts in the trees!

I adhered the two base layers together, used glue dots on the trunk of the trees to adhere to the DSP, and then Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap trim across the bottom. I also “roughed up” the edges of the burlap trim with my fingertips:

I alternated adhering the leaves and the flowers to the DSP with glue dots, adhered the end M (closest to the leaf), adhered the other M, and then the trinket in the middle with a glue dot. I didn’t want to flatten out the leaves and flowers, so I used a glue dot in the middle of the backside of the flowers and towards the bottom of the backside of the leaf:

This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Very Vanilla cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”, a ¾” x 4” piece of coordinating DSP, rough up the edges with your snips like the card front, adhere the layers together, adhere the DSP strip along the bottom and stamp the sentiment form Timeless Tropical in Saddle Brown Stazon ink:

How do you like this sepia toned card? You can easily make this same card for another occasion, just simple switch up the sentiments! Sadly, the only products carrying over into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog are the stamp set, coordinating dies, and the Saddle Brown Stazon ink pad, but the stamp set and die bundle will not. I personally love the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and will miss it! Remember, any products that are on the retirement are only available while supplies last!

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Add a little sparkle to your Mother’s Day card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful Mother’s Day card with some added sparkle! While this card has a poppy theme, you can easily personalize it with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies! Mom? Grandma? Nana? Meme? Mother? I specifically left room so that you can use the dies for whom you are sending this card to! There are times that we want to make “that extra special” card and Mother’s Day is one of those occasions!

The base layer for this card is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

The next layer is this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP (this is the front and back) cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. Along the 3 ¾” side, you will want to cut at 2”, giving you one piece at 2” x 5” and the other at 1 ¾” x 5”, the 1 ¾” x 5” is the bottom or the striped design of the DSP:

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

1. A 5” piece of Braided Burlap Trim.

2. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut the name from Silver Glimmer Paper. For this card, I used “mom”.

3. Use Old Olive cardstock to stamp the leaf from Painted Poppies stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink four times and cut out with the coordinating dies.

4. Use the smaller poppy solid die from Poppy Moments Die to cut out two pieces from Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

5. Use the coordinating outline die and the smaller stamen die from the set to cut out two of each from Basic Black cardstock. You can use the base layer cardstock for this (keep it towards the middle of the cardstock) as the DSP will cover this.

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the Basic Black outline and stamen piece to the Blackberry Bliss solid base and since I had some “glue smudges” on the Blackberry Bliss cardstock, I used my Wink of Stella Pen to hide that. I adhered two leaves to the back one poppy as shown:

I adhered the DSP layer to the base layer and adhered the Braided Ribbon Trim with Tear & Tape across the cutline:

I placed dimensionals on each side of the Braided Linen Trim to adhere the poppies to the card front:

I tried something different to adhere the die cut letter, Foam Adhesive Strip! I found this easier than cutting down mini dimensionals, place it on the thicker sides of the letter “m” and the thicker part of the letter “o”:

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

For the inside, I cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5” to adhere on top, a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP along the side, and stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Wishes in Blackberry Bliss ink:

Isn’t this a beautiful card?? You could even use this card layout for other occasions, change the DSP and/or colors, and add a sentiment on the front instead of die cut letters! 

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Hand-Lettered baby card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute baby card made with combining the Praiseworthy Prose Bundle and Animal Outing! It’s been a while since I made any baby or shower cards, so I thought this would be the perfect time to make not one, but two versions of the same card! The card that I am featuring is more of a boy theme, but I will also show you at the end of the post a girl themed card! 

For this card, the base layer is this design from the Country Club Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the second largest Stitched Nested Die to cut out a piece of Garden Green cardstock and the third largest to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

2. Cut a 5 ¼” piece of 5/8” Burlap Ribbon.

3. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out “little one” from Night of Navy cardstock.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.

5. Stamp the kangaroo in Early Espresso ink, color in the noses with Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blends, the koala with Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, the ground under the kangaroo with Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends, the kangaroo with the Bronze and Ivory Stampin’ Blends, and cut out with the coordinating die.

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap ribbon to the DSP base layer and the layered Garden Green and Whisper White cardstock to the burlap ribbon. I used liquid glue to adhere the letters to the Whisper White cardstock:

The punched out sentiment is adhered with mini dimensionals and I used liquid glue on the kangaroo’s tail and a mini dimensional at the head and foot (the part that is overhanging off the layered cardstock) to adhere to the DSP and cardstock:

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

For the inside, the sentiment from Praiseworthy Prose is stamped in Night of Navy ink and a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP is adhered along the side:

Here is the girl themed card that I made, the only difference is that I used Perennial Essence DSP, Very Vanilla and Blackberry Bliss cardstocks, and Blackberry Bliss ink:

Aren’t these super cute baby cards?? I know that this is not something I would typically have an abundance of on hand, but it’s nice to change up the cards that you make every now and again, and you have at least one of each on hand! The Hand-Lettered Prose Dies really make personalizing your cards to easy and fun!

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which will be my final Christmas card I will be sharing with you for this season! If you’ve been following along, my goal this season was to use up ALL of my Wrapped in Plaid DSP and showing you how you can make the most out of your 6” x 6” DSP! With that being said, I started counting all my cards beginning with the Stamp It Group Christmas Blog Hop thru today’s card and I have made over 50 (I think it was like 52?) cards! Which isn’t too bad when you consider I only have one design (4 sheets) left of the Wrapped in Plaid DSP! I am going to make a few more cards with the last of the DSP, so I really accomplished my goal of no more paper hoarding, use it up and send it out!! Now, that DOES NOT mean I don’t have a ton of retired DSP, but I do use it up for other projects, like gift tags!

For this card, the base layer is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder:

The next layer is this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, first cut 1” off one side, turn and cut at 3”, and then cut the 1” strip in half. This will give you two pieces at 3” x 5” and two pieces at ½” x 6”:

For the card front you will need:

1. 3” x 5” piece of DSP

2. Enough Gold Shimmer Ribbon to tie around the embossed base layer into a bow.

3. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out “Ho!” three times from Gold Foil Sheets.

4. Use the puff paint along the top of the letters and exclamation point and set with your heat tool.

First tie the Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the middle of the embossed base layer cardstock and then adhere the DSP on top:

Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the letters to the DSP layer. Tip-I first lined up and adhered the top letters, then the bottom letters, and then the middle letters. I find this way easiest. This completed piece is adhered to a Night of Navy 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 Night of Navy ink, and adhere the ½” DSP strip along the bottom, trimming off the extra:

BONUS CARD:

Since you can make two of the above cards from one sheet of DSP, I decided to make an alternative card for those of you that may not have the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies. I changed this up by stamping the sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas on Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink, punch out with the 1 3/8” Scallop Punch, punch out a piece of Gold Foil Sheet with the 1 ½” Circle Punch to layer underneath, added a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and the single snowflake is cut from Gold Foil Sheets with the Christmas Layers Dies. The inside of the card is the same, just changed up the sentiment:

Which of these two cards are your favorite? Or both? I know that die cutting letters can be a bit tedious, but the end result is so worth it! As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I will make gift tags for myself and family members at Christmas. This is a great way to use up your paper and make room for more! What I like to do, is take a 12” x 12” sheet of DSP and cut it up into 2” x 6” strips, use different tag topper punches, the Banner Triple Punch, and then various other punches to create super cute tags! That is the key, using punches because it is so much easier to punch 12 of one thing instead running a die through your machine 12 times (you can make 12 tags from one sheet of DSP)! Next week I will begin sharing with you products from the Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs!

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Sending Joy this season

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another quick and fun Christmas card featuring the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP! Christmas is only one week away! Can you believe it?? Are you ready?? All of my packages have been mailed and only a few cards are left that I need to get in the mail! Right now, my craft room truly looks like “Hurricane Christina” has been through here! So, if you have a few last minute cards to make, then today’s card may be for you! It’s very easy to make, especially for making multiples of.

The base layer is this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, first cutting a ¾” strip off one side, turning, and then cutting at 4”. This will give you one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”, one piece at 2” x 5 ¼”, and one piece at ¾” x 6”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock at 3” x 4”, stamp the tree stamp in Versamark, and heat set with Gold Embossing Powder.

2. Use Hand-Lettered Prose dies to cut the word “JOY” out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

3. A 5 ¾” piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon to adhere across the DSP base layer.

Adhere the ribbon across the DSP, adhere the embossed cardstock (centered) on top of the base layer, and use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the “JOY” letters on top of the embossed cardstock. Tip-cutting the Mini Dimensionals in half will hide them under the letters:

This completed piece is adhered to a Shaded Spruce 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 in Versamark and heat set with Gold Embossing Powder, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP across the bottom, trimming off the excess:

I just love the gold embossing with this card! This really is very easy to make multiples of with the die cut letters, you can cut the letters for each card at once with these three letters! 

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Beware if you dare!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun Halloween card featuring the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies! I wanted to create a “spider web” like feeling to the cardstock after I heat embossed the spider image from the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set with the Hammered Metal EF, which is pretty close! 

The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I stamped the spider image in Versamark, heat embossed with Shimmer Black Embossing Powder, and embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder:

I used the letters from Hand-Lettered Prose to spell “beware!” cut out of Granny Apple Green cardstock and Silver Foil Sheets:

The silver foil letters are adhered behind the Granny Apple Green letters and adhered to the embossed base layer with the black mini dimensionals. This completed piece is adhered to a Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ½”:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The spider web is heat embossed in silver, the spider is heat embossed in shimmer black, and the sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink:

Super easy card to make, right?? Cutting out the letters were pretty quick, just having to cut out two of the e’s. I used snail on the back of the cardstock letters to adhere the foil sheet letters, which also sped up the process! 

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Mirror, mirror….

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute and fun Halloween card featuring Mercury Glass Designer Acetate sheets and the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies! When I first saw the Mercury Glass Acetate sheets in the 2019 Holiday Catalog, the “cracked” design immediately made me think of a “cracked mirror” that would be perfect for a Halloween card! Since the letters from the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies are small, spelling out the word “mirror” is a fun added touch!

The base layer is Granny Apple Green cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I stamped the Crackle Paint background stamp in Versamark and then heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder:

For the card front:

1. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out the word “mirror” twice in Gorgeous Grape cardstock.

2. Use the spider die from the Wicked Dies to cut out 3 spiders from the Black Foil Sheets. For the middle of the spider, adhere the small frosted droplet from the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets.

3. To create the mirror, use the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes dies from the Black Foil Sheets. Use the third largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies from the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet in the “cracked” design.

To adhere the die cut letters, use the Black Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, cut in half. TIP-for the dot of the “i”, cut a mini dimensional into a ¼ and it will fit the dot. I first started at the edge of the base layer cardstock to adhere the M and the R, then worked inward to adhere the letters. HAVE FUN with this, they do not have to line up perfectly!

I used Snail to adhere the Mercury Glass Acetate oval to the Black Foil Oval and then used liquid glue on the back of the “mirror” to adhere in the middle. Since you are “sliding” the mirror into place, using liquid glue allows you to move the mirror into place and under the letters. I then used black mini dimensionals to adhere the spiders:

Adhere the completed card front base layer to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. The spider web is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Silver Emboss powder and the spider and sentiment are stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Shimmer Emboss Powder. I used a Black Stampin’ Write Marker to create the web line to the spider:

Isn’t this a super cute Halloween card?? I just love the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies and that you can spell out words to create a unique card! The new Black Stampin’ Dimensionals are great to use on your darker cardstock, don’t forget to add those to your shopping list!

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