A little note with Home to Roost

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun take on the rooster stamp from Home to Roost! I honestly never thought to use Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Night of Navy to color a rooster! I’ve seen so many colorful roosters with this stamp set, that I thought “why not??”. Paired with the Bermuda Bay cardstock that I used the Crackle Paint Background stamp to emboss in silver, I thought would be perfect!

The base layer is Bermuda Bay cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed in Silver Embossing Powder with the Crackle Paint Background stamp:

For the rest of the card front, you will need from the Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP a piece of the white-washed design, cut at 2” x 5 ¼” and the gray-washed design to cut out a circle with the second largest Layering Circles Framelits, a 4” piece of the Whisper White Flax Ribbon, and on Thick Whisper White cardstock, stamp the rooster in Memento ink, color the head with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends, color the neck in, Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends, color the wing in Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, color the underneath of the rooster in Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends, color the tailfeathers in Light and Dark Bermuda Bay and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, and then used the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to color the ground underneath the rooster. This piece is then cut out with the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

Before adhering the Wood Textures DSP, stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Gala in Bermuda Bay ink:

Adhere the Flax Ribbon across the middle of the cardstock (Tear Tape works best), adhere the layered circles together, and then use dimensionals to adhere on top of the Flax Ribbon:

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

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Butterfly Gala and the wheat stamp are stamped in Bermuda Bay ink. To fill in the background of the wheat, second generation stamp:

Wasn’t that a quick and easy thank you card?? Don’t be afraid to use colors outside of your norm and you can always use a piece of printer paper to practice! That’s what I did with the rooster because I wasn’t quite sure how or which colors to use.

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Fun with Florentine Filigree

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Florentine Filigree Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! I first saw this bundle when I was in Orlando in November for OnStage and just loved the Florentine Thinlits Die. This is such a beautiful and versatile die, which would create a great background for any card, but what about the coordinating stamp set? The Stamparatus is a must because you can stamp the coordinating stamps perfectly with the die cut cardstock layered on top! So today I thought I would show you how to create a beautiful card with this bundle, step by step. I will also include a link to Stampin’ Up! YouTube video for this bundle at the end of this blog.

I started with Blueberry Bushel cardstock for my card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The top layer of cardstock that will be cut out with the Florentine Thinlits Die, so I cut out another piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock cut at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”:

The Whisper White cardstock that will be stamped on for underneath, is cut slightly smaller at 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”:

To ensure that the die would not move while cutting in the Big Shot, I just used a piece of washi tape across. Once cut, you will have several pieces cut out, which you can save for another card or discard, I put mine in a little bag. Once completed, this is your template:

Using my Stamparatus, I placed the piece of Whisper White cardstock down with one magnet on top, lined up the Blueberry Bushel cardstock, and then secured that piece with one magnet. I then positioned the stamp along the bottom, picked up the stamp with the plate, removed the Blueberry Bushel cardstock, then inked the stamp in Balmy Blue ink, and completed the “hinge-step technique” up the cardstock:

After completing, I lined the Blueberry Bushel cardstock up with the stamped image and then lined up the smaller coordinating stamp, removed the cardstock, inked up the stamp with Crumb Cake ink, and completed the “hinge-step technique” up the cardstock. NOTE: You can start at the top or the bottom when stamping, I just chose to start at the bottom:

When complete, place the Blueberry Bushel die cut cardstock on top, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere to the Whisper White cardstock:

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamp the circle design stamp once in Crumb Cake ink and once in Balmy Blue ink. Since this stamp coordinates with the Layering Circle Framelits, I used the 4thlargest circle to cut out the middle and then the 2ndlargest scalloped circle to cut out the stamped image for layering:

For the front of this card, I used the outside layer in Crumb Cake ink, the inside layer in Balmy Blue ink, enough Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake to tie around into a bow, and the sentiment from the set is stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink:

The ribbon is tied into a bow around the front, the scalloped circle layer is adhered on top, and the inner circle is adhered with dimensionals to pop it up. This completed piece is then adhered to the card base:

The inside sentiment is stamped on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Blueberry Bushel ink. I stamped the front image stamp along the bottom in Balmy Blue ink to tie into the front of the card design:

Pretty awesome! This was a pretty easy card to make and you can create a card from this set in any color combo! Which is great because I know making masculine cards can be a struggle! You can watch the YouTube video from Stampin’ Up! here.

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One last Halloween card for the road!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is one last Halloween card to share with you! As I was gathering my Halloween cards together for mailing, I discovered I needed a few more and came up with this cute card that is easy for making multiples of and using up Designer Series Paper. Did you notice the little googly eyes? I bought these years ago at a craft store and completely forgot about them, so I dug them out and thought these would be a cute little add-on to the card. Who doesn’t love googly eyes on a card?? Lol

To create this card, start with the card base in Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The next two layers are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and this design from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 3 ¾”x 5”:

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The final two layers are Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, and this design from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 3” x 3”:

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For the front of the card sentiment, you will need some Whisper White cardstock, Black Foil Sheet, Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon, and googly eyes:

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The sentiment is from the Warm Hearted stamp set, stamped in Highland Heather and Black inks (Tip-this is a two-step stamp and I find it easier to first stamp the shadow stamp (in black) and then the other (in highland heather). Then I stamped the background stamp in Lemon Lime Twist ink twice so it looked like it was going around the sentiment. This is cut out with the 5thlargest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, then use the 4thlargest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles to cut out the Black Foil Sheet. The googly eyes are adhered to the o’s of the boo and then layered to the scalloped circle:

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I cut a small piece of ribbon, flagged the ends, folded in half, and then adhered to the back of the layered circles:

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The first two layers of cardstock and DSP are adhered to the card base, then the next two layers are adhered together, and then adhered along the righthand side of the DSP. Finally, the front sentiment is adhered using dimensionals:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, use the sentiment from Spooky Sweets stamp set in Highland Heather ink, the skulls from Warm Hearted are stamped in Black and Lemon Lime Twist ink, and the background stamp is stamped in Highland Heather ink. While cutting the DSP, I had a ½” strip left, so I trimmed it down to 4” and adhered to the bottom:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? I was able to make for of these cards to add to my card collection! Another tip that I thought of after the fact, instead of using a scrap of Whisper White cardstock for the front sentiment, you could easily use the Whisper White base layer since the DSP and other cardstock will cover this!

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Kindness Gate Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super easy Gate Fold card featuring the Abstract Impressions stamp set! I really wanted to create a card using Granny Apple Green, so I used a piece of DSP from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP and combined it with Highland Heather to create a bright and cheery card! I typically do not use a lot of purples in my card making, however, since this year’s color revamp, I really do like Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape! I really liked combining Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather to create a card outside of my normal colors.

To create this card, first start with a piece of Highland Heather cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”. Next, you will need to score at 2 1/8” from each end, along the 8 ½” side:

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Using this piece of Granny Apple Green DSP from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, cut two pieces at 2” x 5 ¼”:

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The front flap is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”. The flowers are stamped in Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss inks (stamping off once before stamping on the cardstock), the flower buds are in Petal Pink ink (the first stamp is stamped off and the second stamp is fully inked), and the leaves are first stamped in Granny Apple Green ink (stamp off first) and the smaller leaves are in Pear Pizzazz ink:

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The sentiment is stamped in Granny Apple Green ink and the butterfly is stamped in Highland Heather and Petal Pink inks on Whisper White cardstock and then cut out using the 3rdlargest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, which is layered on a piece of Highland Heather cardstock, cut out with the 2ndlargest scalloped circle framelit:

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To put this card together, adhere the DSP panels to the front with adhesive, use a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to tie a bow around the Whisper White cardstock, and then adhere the layered circles with dimensionals:

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I used some dimensionals on the left side of the Whisper White cardstock to adhere to the left panel of the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Highland Heather ink, and the flowers are stamped in Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss inks (stamping off first):

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? The Abstract Impressions stamp set is so pretty and so versatile that you can easily create your own background with any color combination!! Are there any of the new colors that you haven’t tried yet?

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Broadway Bound One Sheet Wonder!

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are made from a single sheet of Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper! What makes it a specialty paper? The Gold Foil!! So, for each sheet of this DSP, one side is a regular design and the other has gold foil in the design!! I don’t know about you, but I make and send birthday cards all year long to family and friends, so with the new catalog launch it was time to get a new birthday stamp set and designer paper. I chose the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and Broadway Bound DSP and think they work together great! Yes, I know that there is a coordinating stamp and dies for the DSP, but I wanted something different!

So as I set out to create some birthday cards, I thought I would try something different, decided on “one sheet wonder”, went on Pinterest, and found this particular layout from Traci Cornelius. I’m not gonna lie, when started cutting the DSP I almost started panicking! Was I doing this right? Is the paper facing the right way? How am I going to make cards out of all these pieces?? What was I thinking?? After taking a deep, cleansing breath and confirming the DSP was facing the right way (we’ve all done it, cut the DSP design in the wrong direction), I continued cutting the DSP. Here is the layout and I also made a template on a leftover piece of cardboard:

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I wanted to make a template that I could easily refer back to and not try to remember where I found it at. Below is a picture of each card I made, inside and out, with a brief description:

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock (4 ¼” x 11”)

The base layer is Lovely Lipstick cardstock (4” x 5 ¼”) and embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF

The DSP is 3 ½” x 5”, adhered to the base layer and a piece of Basic Black Satin Ribbon is tied in a bow around the middle

The sentiment is embossed in Black Embossing Powder, cut out with the Tailored Tag Punch, Black Metallic Thread (retired) is adhered to the back, and then popped up with dimensionals

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Lovely Lipstick inks

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock (4 ¼” x 11”)

The base layer is Gray Granit cardstock

The DSP is 3 ½” x 5”, cut diagonally, adhered to a piece of Black Satin Ribbon, and the ends are trimmed off.

The sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite, Lemon Lime Twist, and Lovely Lipstick inks on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelits, and then layered on a Gold Foil Sheet cut out with a scalloped Layering Oval Framelit

The inside sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite, Lemon Lime Twist, and Lovely Lipstick inks

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These two cards are basically the same, except the base layer on the left is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut at 5 ½”x 8”, and the card on the right is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist/Lovely Lipstick cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF

I used the 3 ½” x 3 ½” and the 1 ½” x 3 ½” DSP, the smaller is trimmed with the Banner Triple Punch

The balloons are in Gold Foil, Lovely Lipstick, and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Balloon Bouquet Punch, Happy Birthday is in Gold Embossing Powder, a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine is tied on each balloon, and then use a large Gold Faceted Gem to adhere the twine together

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist ink, the balloon on the side is from the Balloon Celebration stamp set

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

The base layer is Gold Foil Sheet, 4” x 5 ¼”, which I layered the two 1 ½” x 5” and the 2” x 5” pieces of DSP

A piece of Black Satin Ribbon is adhered around the middle of the DSP/base layer piece, the sentiment is heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder, cut out with the Everyday Label Punch, popped up with dimensionals, and then three of the gold candles from the Candle Embellishments are adhered to the ribbon

The inside sentiment and candle flames are heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and the candles are stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist inks

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

The base layer is Gray Granite cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF, I used the debossed side for this card

The “present” is created with the 2” x 2 ½” and 2 ½” x 3 ½” pieces of DSP. The bow is created with the Black Satin Ribbon and popped up with dimensionals. The sequins are the Pearl White Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks

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This final card is an Angle Fold Over Card, the base is Gray Granite cardstock

The base layer is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and cut diagonally. The diagonal 3 ½” x 5” DSP is layered on the cardstock and then adhered to the card base.

I used the leftover pieces of DSP, Gold Foil Sheet, Whisper White cardstock to cut the circles, 2 ½” (Layering Circles), 2 ¼”, 2”, 1 ¾”, 1 ½”, and 1 ¼” Circle Punches. The sentiment is heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder and the rest is stamped in Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick, and Lemon Lime Twist inks. A piece of Black Satin Ribbon is tied in a bow and adhered with glue dots. The biggest and smallest circles are popped up with dimensional on the top flap and the other circle is adhered with tear tape on the bottom flap

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks

Can you believe ONE sheet of DSP made 7 cards?? Since 99.5% of my cards are mailed, I tried to not make them too elaborate that you couldn’t just stick them in an envelope! So, just cutting some DSP and getting out of your “comfort zone of creativity” can be fun! Stay tuned for my next blog post, I am going to find another 12” x 12” one sheet wonder design for more birthday cards!!

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Let the Designer Series Paper work for you!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is part four of the Myths & Magic Suite! Not only are the stamps and coordinating framelits fun to create with, but the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper has iridescent glitter designs on one side and all-occasions designs on the other, so I wanted to create a card showing how to make Specialty DSP work for you!

The card base is Island Indigo cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is the iridescent unicorn DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock, first in Pool Party ink, and then sponged Island Indigo ink with a Sponge Dauber. This is then cut out with the 3rdlargest circle from the Layering Circle Framelits and then I used the 2ndlargest scalloped circle to cut the glimmer paper:

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The unicorn stamp is stamped in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock, then colored in with a Blender Pen with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, and Gray Granite inks, the horn is colored in with Light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends, and then cut out with the coordinating thinlit:

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I added Wink of Stella all over for more sparkle:

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To finish creating this card, the base layer is adhered to the card base:

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The Whisper White circle is adhered to the glimmer scalloped circle with liquid glue and the unicorn is adhered with dimensionals:

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This layer is adhered to the base layer with dimensionals:

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I added some Enamel Shapes in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Island Indigo:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Island Indigo ink. The unicorn is stamped and colored exactly the same as the front of the card and then I used the smallest star image from the stamp set in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Island Indigo inks:

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Don’t forget, the Magical Day stamp set, Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, Myth & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper, and the Island Indigo cardstock and ink are on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last!!

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A Glass of Wine

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my final card this week with the Half Full stamp set! This really is a fun stamp set that uses your creativity! So once again, the challenge is on to use up some of those retiring products! I decided I wanted to use the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, specifically Tangerine Tango. Let’s face it, unless it’s Halloween or Fall, this is not a color that you would really use and none of this Foil DSP in Tangerine Tango has been used! Lol So, I paired it with Chocolate Chip cardstock (again, not a color I typically use) and this is what I came up with!

To make this card, start with a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” for the card base:

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The base layer is Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP in Tangerine Tango cut at 4” x 5”:

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The next layer is a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock cut out with the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits. I then used the Hardwood Background stamp in Chocolate Chip ink to stamp it:

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On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the wine glass and bottle image in Chocolate Chip ink, colored with a Blender Pen with So Saffron, Emerald Envy, and Tangerine Tango inks, and then cut out:

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I used a piece of Jute Twine (this is retired, but you can find it on the clearance rack for $2.20!!) to wrap around the Foil DSP and tie in a bow:

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The wine glass and bottle are adhered on the stamped circle:

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I used dimensionals to adhere the circle to the DSP, placing them so they will keep the twine in place:

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This piece is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals, again placing them so they will keep the twine in place along the back:

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The inside sentiment is from the Half Full stamp set, stamped in Tangerine Tango ink, and then I used the stamp from Timeless Textures in Chocolate Chip ink:

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I also wanted to share a bonus picture of the Christmas card that I made this past year:

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I hope today’s card 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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