Love is in the air!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute and easy Valentine’s Card! I thought the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies would be perfect for making a alternative type of Valentine’s Day card, meaning if you didn’t want one that was “frilly and gushy”, lol! 

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The base layer is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is this design from the All My Love DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. Since this is a horizontal card, make sure that you are cutting the DSP in the right direction. First adhere the DSP to the cardstock base layer:

The front of the card elements includes the big detailed hot air balloon and heart dies, cut out of Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets, the sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and punched out with the Classic Label Punch, 1 big and 2 small clouds stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Powder Pink ink and cut out with the coordinating die, and then 3 Heart Epoxy Droplets, one in each size. Notice that one of those hearts are colored? Well, you can use those Stampin’ Blends to color them whatever color you would like! I am using clear for this card:

To assemble the card front, I wanted the hot air balloon to pop up, so I used Mini Dimensionals, which I cut in half, and placed in areas that they would not be seen, all three clouds are popped up with dimensionals, the foil heart is adhered to the DSP with the sentiment adhered on top, and then I placed the 3 epoxy hearts:

For the inside, I stamped the two small hot air balloons in Powder Pink ink and the bigger balloon in Lovely Lipstick ink. The sentiment is from Forever Lovely in Lovely Lipstick ink:

This card was so easy to make that I actually made 6 cards from this sheet of DSP and yes, there are pieces of DSP left over that I could easily make another 2-3 cards out of. I figured I better get a move on for my cards that I send out to friends and family! Lol 

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Sending smiles

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper! Not only is this a fun and easy card to make, but a great way to create a background using the giraffe print embossing die! Another way to use this die is with the Big Shot Embossing Mats and create a textured background instead of cutting like I used for this card. If you have not checked out these embossing mats, it’s a total game changer for the way you can use some of the Big Shot Dies, and a great addition to your crafting!!

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

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The base layer is Pool Party cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I used the giraffe embossing die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies to cut the paper around the edges to create the background:

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The next layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”:

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The final layer is from the Animal Expedition DSP, cut at 3” x 4 ¼:

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To create the sentiment from the Lift Me Up stamp set, first cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 1” x 3” and then a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock 1 ¼” x 3 ¼”. I used Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers to stamp the sentiment, used the Banner Triple Punch on the ends, and then adhered together:

Adhere the four layers of the card front together, I first adhered the Pool Party base layer to the Crumb Cake card base, adhered the DSP to the Crumb Cake layer, and then adhered to the card base:

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To complete the card front, I placed some Snail on the back of the sentiment to secure some Silver Metallic Thread, adhered to the card with dimensionals, and then placed some Silver Metallic Pearls randomly:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, using the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Crumb Cake ink and the accent stamp from the Animal Outing Stamp Set in Pool Party ink, and then cutting a piece of the DSP to ½” x 4” and adhered along the bottom:

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I really like how the Pool Party layer turned out using the giraffe embossing die, I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out when I first started creating it! Another alternative idea, is that you could change the sentiment to “welcome” and “little one” from the Animal Outing stamp set.

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Lift Your Spirits

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Myths & Magic Suite! This super cute card is very easy to make, a little ink, some heat embossing, and washi tape is all you need! This will be sure to brighten someone’s day, so let’s get started!

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

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The base layer is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¼”:

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The wizard from the Magical Day stamp set is stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Light Smoky Slate, Ivory, Bronze, and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends. The stars are heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder:

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I first used the coordinating wizard thinlit so I could mask him before creating the “blue smoke”, then I used the D Clear Block with some Dapper Denim ink and an Aqua Painter to move the ink around the block, and quickly stamped the ink onto the cardstock. To help fill in the spaces that the ink did not color, I used some of the ink from the lid of the Dapper Denim ink pad and the Aqua Painter:

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The mask for the wizard is then removed and I added a small Clear Faceted Gem to his hand:

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Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 1 1/8” x 4” strip and then use the stripe and the stars washi tape from the Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape:

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The ends are cut with the Banner Triple Punch and the sentiment is from the Lift Me Up stamp set, stamped in Dapper Denim ink on a 1” strip of Whisper White cardstock, trimmed, and then adhered to the banner:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base with Snail and the banner is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals:

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For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, use all three rolls for a strip of each across the bottom, the stars are heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder, and the sentiment, also from the Lift Me Up stamp set, is stamped in Dapper Denim ink:

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Now, since I did not stamp my sentiment first, it came out wrong! So I stamped the sentiment again on a 1” strip of Whisper White cardstock, then used the new Trio Punch to round the corners, and adhered with Dimensionals. Problem Solved!:

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Don’t forget, the Magical Day stamp set, Magical Mates Thinlits Dies, and the Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape 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!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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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Up in the clouds

Hello and welcome to this week’s final feature of the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set and the Rainbow Builder Dies. Today’s card is a combination of this bundle and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies, I just love it when two products can complement each other and create an awesome card! As I take you through the steps to make this card, you will notice it is not my “normal” way, starting with the card base and building from there. When I started to make this card, I only knew that I wanted the detailed hot air balloon thinlit, the clouds, the rainbow dies, and that I was going to use the new 2018-2020 In Colors and Gorgeous Grape (these are left over cardstock from yesterday’s post). So, let’s get started!

For the detailed hot air balloon thinlit, I chose to use a piece of Silver Foil Sheet because I felt it would help the background colors pop:

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Next, I cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, 5 ¼” x 3”, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 5 ¼” x 2”, then used the cloud top thinlits from the Rainbow Builder Dies to cut the image out. Since I had enough scrap paper left from each, I used those to cut out two each of the other cloud images:

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From the Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, and Gorgeous Grape cardstock, I cut out the rainbow and the hot air balloon background:

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To adhere all the hot air balloon pieces together, I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen and this will give you some wiggle room to line up the paper on the back:

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I decided to Sponge Brayer Balmy Blue onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” for the sky, I felt that with the rainbow and hot air balloons the sky should be very subtle:

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The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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Since I wanted the rainbow to be peeking out from the clouds, I first put together all the pieces to get an idea of where I wanted them before I adhered anything:

I placed the Gorgeous Grape cardstock down and then positioned it behind the glimmer paper to start building the rainbow (you can always mark the place lightly with a pencil or place a ruler down):

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I adhered each piece of the rainbow and the clouds with liquid glue, this will give you a little bit of wiggle room to align each piece:

The hot air balloon is adhered with dimensionals:

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The smaller clouds are adhered with liquid glue and then the larger cloud is adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink, and the hot air balloons are stamped 2nd, 3rd, and 4thgeneration in Balmy Blue (wanted these to be very light):

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Don’t forget, the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set and the Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies 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!

Did you notice some NEW products used? That’s right! The rainbow was created using the new 2018-2020 In Colors and Gorgeous Grape, which is a new core color! The 2018-2020 In Colors are available NOW in my online store and Gorgeous Grape will be available June 1st! You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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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