Heat embossing with the Birch Background Stamp!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy card creating an embossed background with the Birch Background stamp! The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this stamp is that it would be great for Fall and Christmas cards. I know that we all want to get the most out of our stamps, so I create this card, which is very quick and easy, and a fun alternative way to use this background stamp. What better way to make this background pop than to heat emboss it??

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder:

For the rest of the card front, you will need Rose Metallic Thread, the sentiment from Butterfly Gala is stamped in Rococo Rose on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels, use the fourth smallest die to cut out a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock to layer under the sentiment piece, stamp two large and one small butterfly and body in Memento ink, color in the inner wings with Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend, color the outer wings with Light Rococo Rose Stampin’ blends, punch the butterflies out with the Butterfly Duet Punch, and then used my Wink of Stella Pen on the butterflies:

I adhered the die cut layered pieces together, adhered some Rose Metallic Thread behind, added three of the small 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Gem in Rococo Rose, and used my bone folder to curl the butterfly wings:

The embossed base layer is adhered to a Rococo Rose cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals, and the butterflies are adhered with mini dimensionals:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Rococo Rose ink, and the butterflies are stamped in Rococo rose and Flirty Flamingo inks, stamping off once first:

Wasn’t this a fun and easy card to make?? I just love the combination of Rococo Rose and Copper! Have you checked out the newest Stampin’ Blends colors? You now have four of the new In Colors, So Saffron, and Gray Granite to choose from! 

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Fun fold card with Beautiful Promenade!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun fold card with the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and the Perennial Essence DSP! I decided to make this a birthday card with the sentiments from the new Itty Bitty Birthdays! If you missed it, this is a cute stamp set with classic, funny, and a little witty sentiments! Since most of my go-to birthday stamp set have retired, I thought these would be a great staple set to turn any card into a birthday card. 

To start, cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½” for the base layer and then this design from Perennial Essence DSP at 4” x 5 ¼” to layer on top:

For the mini card, cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock at 4 ½” x 6 ½”, and scored at 3 ¼”:

For the card front, stamp the outline flower in Blackberry Bliss ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, carefully color around the edges with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and fill in with Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends (I used a very light touch around the Blackberry Bliss ink, it will bleed with the blends pen), use the leaf die from Beautiful Layers to cut out three in Mossy Meadow cardstock, some Silver Metallic Thread, and a coordinating piece of DSP cut at 1 ½”x 3 ¼” and used the edgelit die from Beautiful Layers:

To assemble the mini card, I first stamped the diamond shape background stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink along the side edges, adhered the leaves to the back of the flower, adhered to the DSP, adhered the metallic thread to the back of the DSP and then adhered this to the mini card front. I then heat embossed the sentiment in Silver Embossing Powder:

I adhered the DSP to the Petal Pink cardstock base and then adhered the mini card to the front:

For the inside, cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3” x 4 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink and stamp the flower in the corner, colored with Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Markers:

Isn’t this a fun fold card to make? Perennial Essence DSP is so versatile and I just love it! I really can coordinate with a variety of flower stamps, I would never have thought to combine this stamp set with this DSP!!

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Smile…it’s your day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card featuring the new stamp set, Capture the Good! This stamp set was inspired by Tami White for her 1 million dollar sales achievement (she was the first demonstrator to achieve the 2 million dollar sales achievement last year). Not only is Tami my upline, but she is also a sweet friend of mine! Granite I only get to see her a couple times a year at On Stage, but it is so wonderful seeing her and the other sweet ladies from Team Stamp It! When she offered a special bundle featuring her stamp set AND you could get it autographed, I jumped at the chance! Needless to say, this stamp set will be part of my “permanent” collection!! Normally I only create cards using Stampin’ Up! products, but I thought the camera from this set would be perfect to take it a step up with the lens and use a Mini Wobble Spring. These are self-adhesive springs that give your projects a little “pop” and you can see them HERE from Amazon.com.

The base layer is Pool Party cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the dash stamp from the Birthday Backgrounds in Pretty Peacock ink and used my Stamparatus with the “hinge step technique” to line the stamp evenly across. TIP-normally you would just move your plate to the next hinge, but with the stamp you will move it two over and then stamp:

The camera is stamped in Memento Ink on Smoky Slate cardstock, I filled in the shadows with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, used the 1” and 1 ½” Circle Punches for the camera lens, heat embossed the sentiment in silver on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the 6thlargest Stitched Nested Labels, cut out a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock with the 5thlargest label to layer under the sentiment, and picked out 7 of the Pool Party Iridescent Sequins. TIP-I number my labels, 1 is the largest and 8 is the smallest:

The sentiment layers are adhered together and then I adhered both the camera and sentiment to the stamped based layer:

The larger ring for the camera lens is adhered with mini dimensionals and then the smaller inner lens piece is adhered with the mini wobble spring:

This is what the Mini Wobble Spring looks like

This piece is then adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I used my Take Your Pick Tool and Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the sequins to make it look like “camera flashes”:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is in Pretty Peacock ink and the small lens stamp in Pool Party ink:

Isn’t this a fun stamp set?? Not only can you make super cute cards, but it would be great for scrapbooking! 

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Create your own Floral Essence!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet card featuring the Floral Essence Bundle! While this suite has coordinating designer series paper, I thought I would do something different and create my own background with completely different colors! How many times have you had an idea pop into your head that you would like to try, but it was not going the way you thought it would? That is the case with creating the base layer for the card front, after I stamped and colored the leaves, I just did not like it at all! But rather than putting it in “that pile” (you know, the one of failed tries and you’ll come back to it later?), I chose to follow thru with the card to the end and then decide. I do like the end result and I discovered a trick to creating a third layer of petals!!

The base layer for the card front is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I randomly stamped the smaller flower image with Lovely Lipstick ink, first full strength and then second generation and did the same process for the flower centers with Petal Pink ink:

I stamped the both leaf stamps in Call Me Clover ink, full strength and second generation. These are then colored in with Light Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends:

To create the layered flower, I first stamped the petal image in Lovely Lipstick ink on the Petal Pink Vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock four times, heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder, and then punched out with the coordinating Perennial Flower Punch:

You will then use the ½” Circle Punch to punch out the middle of two flowers, layer the other two flowers together, and then adhere the rest of the petals around the back side of the flower. I discovered that by doing this the petals line up easily for that third layer and no extra bulk! I then used my Bone Folder to curl the edges of the first two layer of petals:

You will also need two 4” strips of the Scalloped Lace Trim, a 1 ½” x 4” piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the second largest rectangle die from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, and the flower with a Clear Faceted Gem in the middle:

To assemble these pieces, use your Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the ribbon along the back edges of the Lovely Lipstick cardstock, adhere the sentiment towards the right side of the Lovely Lipstick cardstock, and then adhere the flower:

The stamped and colored base layer is adhered to a Call Me Clover cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, and the completed sentiment piece is adhered about the middle of the base layer:

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment and flowers are stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink, the flower middles are stamped in Petal Pink ink, and the leaves are stamped in Call Me Clover ink, colored in with Light Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends (same way as the base layer):

So what do you think of my version with the Floral Essence Bundle? I really do like the final result of this card, the ribbon edges and the layered flower are my favorite! I was trying to figure out a simple way to make another layer with the petals without having to do a bunch of cutting and it just came to me to try a circle punch! I bet this would even work with the Daisy Lane stamp set!!

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Embossing with Sailing Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features heat embossing with the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, and the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper! Have you ever tried heat embossing with distinktive stamps? It can be a little tricky and look like a blob on your cardstock, but I am very pleased with how the Sailing Home stamp set turned out! Another tip I can pass along with this stamp set, is that you can use your Stamparatus to line up the rope stamp!

The base layer for the card front is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the rope stamp in Soft Suede ink, using the “hinge step” technique, but instead of moving the plate down to the next insert, you will skip two steps down:

Additionally for the card front, you will need this design from the Come Sail Away DSP cut at 3” x 4 ¼”, heat emboss the bird and large sailboat stamps with Copper Embossing Powder on Crumb Cake cardstock, cutting out with the 4thlargest Stitched Nested Labels Dies, the ship’s wheel is cut out of Copper Foil Sheets, and then a piece of Copper Trim that I braided to look like a rope:

Adhere the Crumb Cake cardstock to the DSP and then adhere this piece at an angle to the Very Vanilla base layer:

The base layer is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, I cut little pieces from the Foam Strips to adhere the ship’s wheel, and glue dots to adhere the Copper Trim rope:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, heat emboss the smaller ship with Copper Embossing Powder, and adhere a 1” x 5 ¼” piece of the same DSP from the card front:

Wasn’t this a fun card to make?? I first tried heat embossing with the Butterfly Wishes stamp set and that did not work out at all, so I was very pleased that these distinktive stamps worked out! This is a great masculine card for any occasion and with Father’s Day just a couple days away, this would be perfect!

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Thinking of you with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the new In Color Rococo Rose! While it is so easy to coordinate In Colors with designer series paper, are you sometimes left thinking “what colors can I coordinate with In Colors?” Well, I challenged myself to create a card without designer series paper and have one of the 2019-2021 In Colors! I chose to use Rococo Rose and after comparing the different color options, I chose to pair it with Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and a little bit of Copper Foil. I just get a warm and earth tone feel from Rococo Rose and thought these colors would be perfect. So then, what stamp set?? Rooted in Nature immediately came to mind, then I wanted to add my own background and why not include an embossing folder?

To start, you will need a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Rococo Rose cardstock for your base layer, a 2 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, and then a 2” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock:

The Rococo Rose cardstock is embossed with the Tin Tile 3D folder, I will be using the “debossed side”, and the wood plank stamp from Gallery Grunge is stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock in Rococo Rose ink:

I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature in Early Espresso ink on the stamped Very Vanilla cardstock, used the branch die from Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies to cut 3 pieces out of Copper Foil Sheets, and the bow is Linen Thread that I measured 30”, folded 3 times (you will have three 10” strips of thread), tied into a bow, and then trimmed the ends to even out (so you basically have a three layered bow):

The Very Vanilla cardstock is adhered to the Crumb Cake cardstock, the Copper Foil pieces are adhered at the bottom (so they are fanned out), the bow is adhered with glue dots, and then this piece is adhered with Mini Dimensionals:

The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The embossed cardstock base layer is adhered to the card base and then the layered cardstock is adhered on top:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Rococo Rose ink, and the tree branch stamp is embossed with Copper Foil:

Isn’t this a great way to create your own background and show this beautiful new color, Rococo Rose?? If you want to use darker colors, Merry Merlot and Blackberry Bliss would pair nicely! If lighter is more your style, then try Blushing Bride and Petal Pink! An easy way I see if I like a color combination is to compare my ink pads! I’ll line them up next to each other to see if they might work! Cardstock works just as well, too!

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Sending Dandelion Wishes your way

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy card made with the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and Garden Lane DSP! This is another great way to combine designer series paper with a simple stamp set to create an all occasions card. What I love about the Garden Lane DSP, is that even though it does coordinate with two different suites, it is very versatile and can coordinate with so many more stamp sets. For this card, I will show you have to incorporate both stamp and paper for the inside and outside, which is super easy!

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I stamped the dandelion puffs along the top and bottom of the card front in Whisper White Craft Ink and then set it with my heat tool. (Another option is you can heat emboss with White Embossing Powder):

For the card front, you will need this design from Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and cut again at 1” along the 5 ¼” side (long). You will also need enough Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP, using the 2ndand 3rdlargest Stitched Nested Labels to cut out the Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White cardstock, and stamp the dandelion stamp in Versamark ink and then in Mint Macaron ink on the Whisper White cardstock label piece, heat embossing with Clear Emboss Powder:

You will layer and adhere the stitched label pieces together, adhere this complete piece to the DSP with dimensionals, and then tie your ribbon along the bottom of the DSP. Since my bows aren’t the greatest, I cut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the front, cut another piece long enough to tie into a bow, and adhere the bow with glue dots:

This completed piece is then adhered to the Crumb Cake card base, positioning in-between the stamped dandelion puffs:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the puffs along the top in Versamark and Mint Macaron inks, heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder, and adhere the 1” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Fun and easy card, right?? While it is so easy to make cards when you have a whole coordinating suite, challenge yourself to see what you can create outside the suite!  

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