Bright and cheerful Get Well card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and cheerful “get well” card featuring the Dandelion Wishes and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp sets and the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper! No matter the reason, sending well wishes to a friend or loved one to let them know you are thinking of them will surely brighten their day! Combing the Dandelion Wishes and Itty Bitty Greeting stamp sets is the perfect combination for today’s card!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Very Vanilla Scalloped Laced Trim to tie around the DSP base layer into a bow.

2. Using the fourth smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die, cut out a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the dandelion stamp in Versamark ink and heat set with Clear Emboss Powder, sponge So Saffron ink over the embossed image, and stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Memento ink.

3. Using the fifth smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die, cut out a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock, this will be layered under the Very Vanilla cardstock piece.

4. One 5mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel, not pictured.

To assemble the card front, adhere the layered Stitched Recetangle cardstock to the DSP base layer, place the 5mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of the dandelion, and tie the ribbon around the DSP base layer into a bow:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crushed Curry Cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and the fluff in So Saffron ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you love this cheerful card? So easy to make, especially if you don’t have any cards on hand! Only the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP is on the retirement list, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

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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No line watercoloring with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy “no line watercoloring” card featuring the Rooted in Nature stamp set! If you have never tried watercoloring, today’s card is a great way to give it a try, even if you don’t think you have “an artistic bone”! lol Just like with card making, it’s best to start with something small and simple, this way you can work on your skills and gradually work on adding more to your cards!

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

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

1. A 4” strip of the Whisper White Flax Ribbon.

2. Sahara Sand Adhesive-Backed Sequins, from the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

3. Heat emboss the sentiment on Garden Green cardstock in White Embossing Powder and use your snips to cut out.

4. Stamp and watercolor the tree image on a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (instructions below for stamping and coloring) and cut out with the third smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die. Use the fourth smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock, which will be layered under the watercolor paper.

For the “no line watercoloring”:

1. Stamp the tree image on the watercolor paper in Smoky Slate.

2. Using the smaller aqua painter brush, use Early Espresso ink for the tree trunk and limbs and Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves.

3. Using the bigger aqua painter brush, use Soft Sea Foam ink to color around the tree, from top to bottom. I gave this a gradient look by using less ink as I colored down to the bottom of the tree.

To assemble the card front, use Tear & Tape to adhere the flax ribbon across the middle of the DSP, use dimensionals to adhere the tree image and sentiment pieces, and use your Take Your Pick tool to place four of the Sahara Sand adhesive-back sequins to the DSP:

This completed piece is adhered to a Soft Sea Foam cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Quick and easy card to make! No line watercoloring is another great way to give your stamped images a different look! Of the products used for this card, the Garden Lane DSP, Whisper White Flax Ribbon, and the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins are all on the retirement list from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Mother’s Day Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today!

With Mother’s Day just a couple weeks away, now is a good time to get started on your cards and crafts! When it comes to Mother’s Day, do you send cards to your friends and family (aside from your mother, MIL, and/or grandmother(s))? I sure do! This is a great way to let them know that you are thinking of them and honoring them on Mother’s Day, especially now! With the supplies I used, I will show you how to make multiples of a truly lovely card to send out.

The base layer is Petal Pink Vellum Cardstock from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The vellum cardstock is embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing folder, on the lighter (or smooth) side of the vellum cardstock. What that means is, the lighter side of the cardstock is facing the side of the EF that has the logo and line:

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

1. Stamp the sentiment from Strong & Beautiful in Lovely Lipstick in on a ½” strip of Whisper White cardstock, trimming any excess off. This is a great way to use those ½” strips from when you cut your Whisper White cardstock down to 4” x 5 ¼”.

2. Using this design from the Best Dressed 6” x 6” DSP, use the fourth largest (or fourth smallest, or the middle size) layering Stitched Rectangle Die.

3. On a piece of Basic Black cardstock, heat emboss this stamp from Beautiful Moments stamp set in Shimmer White Embossing Powder. The image is then cut out with the fourth largest Stitched Nested Label Dies.

4. You will also need three Champagne Rhinestone Jewels, not pictured.

The heat embossed image is adhered to the middle of the DSP and I used the three rhinestones in the center of the flowers on the DSP. I first adhered the sentiment with dimensionals along the bottom of the embossed vellum and then adhered the DSP layer with dimensionals. Adhering the sentiment first helped make sure I evenly adhere all pieces to the embossed vellum base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Lovely Lipstick cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, placing the adhesive behind the sentiment and DSP pieces:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Strong & Beautiful in Lovely Lipstick ink, and adhere a ¾” strip of the same DSP design as the card front along the bottom:

Isn’t this a beautiful card? I chose to heat emboss the image on the card front with the Shimmer White Emboss Powder because I felt it tied into the inside sentiment. Now, when you use 6” x 6” and the Stitched Rectangle Die, you can get two pieces from the DSP when you cut the pieces out side by side. This will then leave just under a 2” strip of DSP, which I cut two ¾” strips to adhere to the inside cardstock, trimming off the excess. I had three pieces of this DSP left, so I was able to make a total of six cards!

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Easter Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping on the Blog Hop Tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Dawn Seelhoff with Dawn’s INKlings  
3. Tina Wardell~Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Luly Gonzalez  
6. Lori Mueller – Stampin’ Dreams  
7. Pam Nichols – Just Dreamin’ Stamps  
8. Lori McBride  
9. Gianna Melone  
10. JaNette Howard  
11. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
12. Kim Quade  
13. Rachael Rife  
14. Karen Page

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A little coloring therapy with Breathtaking Bouquet

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun way to practice your Stampin’ Blends skills with the Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp set! Whether you have a few or have all of the Stampin’ Blends Marker’s, learning how to fine-tune your skills can be overwhelming, so having a stamp set that you can experiment with can be a great motivator! For the most part, when I use Stampin’ Blends it’s for coloring little things, so it was time to bring this beautiful background stamp back out and get a little “coloring therapy” going!

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the stamp is heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder:

I first started by coloring the leaves in Dark Granny Apple Green and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I tried to keep it so that one shape of leaves was one color and the other shape was the other color, you may also discover with your coloring that you missed a leaf or two, so keep those blends handy:

I colored the three different flowers with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light and Dark Rococo Rose, and Light and Dark Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends. With the Flirty Flamingo, I used the dark around the center of the flower and any petal shading and the other two I used the dark around the petal edges and blending in with the light blend:

I really didn’t like the “white space” (what isn’t leaves and flowers), so I used my Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to fill it all in. I felt it was light enough not to take away from the actual coloring of the leaves and flowers:

You will also need a 4 ½” piece of Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon and the sentiment from Peaceful Moments is stamped in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock and custom cut out with the second smallest rectangle Stitched Rectangle Dies. *custom cut means that the sentiment is too long, so I first cut out one end, lined up, and cut out the other end:

I adhered the ribbon along the bottom of the cardstock, with the ends adhered to the backside, and the sentiment is adhered on top with dimensionals:

This completed piece is adhered to a 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, Gray Granite cardstock card base:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, first ink the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Gray Granite ink and then I used my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Marker to color the word “heart” and then stamped on the WW cardstock:

Isn’t this a fun background stamp to get your color therapy with?? It’s so easy to pick any Stampin’ Blends to color with, there really is no “right or wrong way”!! You can easily color in several pieces and then use them at a later date for whatever sentiment you need!!

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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A fun pop-up camera lens card with Capture the Good

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute card featuring the Capture the Good stamp set! This is a quick and easy card to make and I wanted to take it up a step with the camera lens by using two layers of mini wobble springs! If you don’t know what wobbles are, these are fun springs that come in two different sizes (you can buy them online) and are fun accents if you want part of your card to pop up! By adding two layers of the mini wobbles, this makes the camera lens seem like it’s “zooming in” on you!

For this card, the base layer is Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, and the sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Two mini wobbles.

2. Heat emboss the sentiment in Silver Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

3. Heat emboss the camera in Silver Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock and fussy cut out. 

4. To create the two layers of lenses, heat emboss the lens in Silver Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock twice, use the 1 ½” Circle Punch on one lens, and the 1” Circle Punch on the other lens. I used one 6mm clear droplet from the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets in the middle of the lens on the 1” punched lens.

I first attached the 1 ½” circle lens with one mini wobble to the cut out camera and then attached the other mini wobble to the 1” circle lens to the 1 ½” circle lens:

The two base layers are adhered together, the cut out camera is adhered on top, and the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals:

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

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink and the small shutter lens stamp in Smoky Slate ink, using the Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Marker to fill in the heart of two of them:

Isn’t this a fun and easy card to make?? This is so easy, that you can easily change up the Lovely Lipstick color to any other color of your choosing! Now, if you don’t have wobbles and want to make this card right away, you can easily substitute the mini wobbles with dimensionals!

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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Honey Bee Tri-Fold Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun Tri-Fold card featuring the Honey Bee Bundle! I recently shared a tri-fold shaker card, so I thought it would be fund to create another card that was inspired by the Gold Honey Specialty DSP from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! Whether you missed out on this DSP or maybe you’ve used it all up, today’s card shows you how you can create your own DSP just with the stamps! If you still have this wonderful DSP, I have an added bonus card at the end showing you how I used the DSP to create the same card!

For your card base, you will need one sheet of Basic Black cardstock, cut in half at 5 ½”. This will give you two bases cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and you will want one side to open to the right and the other side to open to the left. For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the large bee die to cut out two bees from a Black Foil sheet.

2. Heat emboss the sentiment in Black Emboss Powder on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch on Basic Black cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

3. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the All Wired Up background stamp in Versamark ink, and heat emboss Black Emboss Powder (I used my Stamparatus for this). I first sponged So Saffron ink all over the cardstock and then sponged Crushed Curry ink around the edges, just to give the cardstock some depth.

For the inside fold, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second smallest Layering Oval Die. Use the second smallest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut a layering piece from Basic Black cardstock, this will be adhered under the sentiment.

2. Stamp the bee hive on Whisper White cardstock in Crushed Curry ink. I used the coordinating die to cut out, but then I used snips to cut along the bee hive to remove any of that little bit of WW cardstock along the outside. The reason for this, is that so this piece is smaller than what the cut out die would be. 

3. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first started with the large bee stamp in Memento ink, stamping three in the middle and two along the sides, and then used the small bee stamp in Memento ink filling in around the cardstock. The body of the bees are colored in with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

For the front flap:

1. Use the bee hive die to cut out of the base layer.

2. Using one of the 5 ½” x 8 ½” card bases, you will adhere the cardstock and then tape the die to keep it in place. You will also want to make sure the card front opens to your left.

3. Adhere the detailed foil bees with liquid glue to the card front.

4. Adhere the layered sentiment with a dimensional.

For the second flap:

1. First adhere the back of the left opening card to the front of the right opening inside flap with liquid glue. Think of it this way, insert the left opening card back into the right opening card, the card will first open to the left, then to the right, and the middle will be your inside sentiment.

2. Adhere the stamped and colored bee base layer to the right opening flap.

3. Close the card completely (I used a block to keep the front (left) flap in place) and used dimensionals to adhere the bee hive to the inside (right) flap. This is why you want to trim down the bee hive, so there is enough room around it for the flap to open and close smoothly.

4. The layered sentiment is adhered to the cardstock.

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and flowers in Memento ink (you can also use your Stamparatus for this to make sure they are stamped evenly) and color the flowers in with the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends:

Here is the card I made with the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, only heat embossing the bee hive in gold:

Isn’t this a super cute and fun card?? Of course creating your own DSP base layers takes a little but longer, but this is a great way to show this fun bundle and make a fun fold card! 

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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Mix it up Monday!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog to create this fun “underwater scenery” card! The background design is from the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, which my first thought was that this would be perfect for some sort of water scenery and maybe it would work with the Sea of Textures stamp set, but that was of course when the catalog first launched and I was more excited to play with “all the new stuff”! While it is so easy to get all wrapped up in creativity with new products, I’m trying to find that balance between the Mini and Annual Catalogs to create and inspire because before you know it the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog will be here! 

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

I used these four stamps from the Sea of Textures stamp set to heat emboss them in White Embossing Powder:

For the card front, you will also need:

1. A 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Old Olive Foil Sheet, from the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets, and use the second largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out the middle.

2. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Garden Green ink and use the Classic Label Punch to cut out.

3. Use the Old Olive and So Saffron vellum sheets from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock to cut out with the sea grass and coral dies from Under the Sea Dies.

I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the coral and sea grass to the DSP, using the foil frame as a guide for placement so that the frame will cover the glue at the bottom of the coral and sea grass:

I used liquid glue to adhere the foil frame to the DSP, trimmed off any excess DSP sticking out from the foil frame, and adhered the sentiment with mini dimensionals:

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, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Colorful Seasons in Garden Green ink and I used So Saffron, Old Olive, and Garden Green inks to stamp the seaweed and background stamps along the bottom:

Isn’t this a super cool card?? I just love the effect of the embossed images on the card front with the foil and vellum! I chose the sentiment from Colorful Seasons because I thought it tied in nicely with the card front and is versatile so that you could use this card for a few different occasions.

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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