The Gang's All Meer Birthday Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy masculine themed birthday card featuring The Gang’s All Meer stamp set! This stamp set is from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog that you can earn for free with a qualifying product purchase of $50 (USD) now thru March 31st! This is such a cute stamp set and I thought I would show you how to create a more “masculine themed” card when combined with the Country Club DSP from the 2020 Mini Catalog! This is also a great opportunity to use those Stampin’ Blends to tie into the DSP!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. 5 ¼” strip of the Burlap Ribbon.

2. Use the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a piece of Night of Navy cardstock for layering.

3. Use the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock to stamp the scenery.

4. After stamping the scene in Memento ink, color in the cacti with Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, the flower on top with Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends, and color the lizard’s spots with Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends, the body with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and the eyes with Light Pineapple Punch.

5. Color the Meer cat with Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends and create a shadow under the cacti, Meer cat, and lizard with a Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.

6. Color the ground with Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the sky with Light Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends.

Adhere the base layer DSP to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”, and adhere the burlap ribbon with Tear & Tape:

Adhere the rectangle layers together and then adhere on top of the DSP with dimensionals, I placed one in each corner since the ribbon will be underneath:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink, stamp the Meer cat and lizard in Memento ink, and color the same as the front of the card:

Isn’t this a fun card?? While it may seem like I used a lot of Stampin’ Blends, it was really quick and easy to color everything in. This stamp set is a great way for you to experiment and become familiar with Stampin’ Blends, choosing just a few key colors. If you do not have Stampin’ Blends, you can also use Stampin’ Write Markers or even your Blender Pen with ink from your ink pad!

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A sweet little Honey Bee Valentine card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute and fun Valentine’s Day card made with the Honey Bee Bundle and coordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper! If you are like me, I send cards to friends and family for Valentine’s Day, because why not?? Lol What inspired me to use this bundle and coordinating DSP into a Valentine card, is the little double heart die in the Detailed Bee Dies. I recently shared my mini card and treat holder combo in the Team Stamp It Blog Hop which combined this bundle, DSP, and the Heartfelt Bundle, but I thought about how about just making a card with the Honey Bee Bundle and DSP? Which shows you another great way to create with these products!

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

For the card front you will need:

1. Use the fourth largest layering Rectangle Stitched Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock.

2. Stamp the hive stamp in So Saffron ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. Stamp the small bee stamp twice in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock, color in the back lines with a Blender Pen and So Saffron ink, and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Real Red ink and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Punch to punch out of Real Red cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

5. Use the double heart die to cut out of Real Red cardstock two times.

To assemble the card front, first adhere the rectangle stitched Whisper White cardstock to the DSP base layer and then adhere the bee hive on top. The bees and sentiment are both adhered with dimensionals and the hearts are adhered with mini glue dots. Tip-since the small hearts are too small for the glue dots, I used the paper piercing end of my Take Your Pick tool and “rolled” the glue dot around the tip and applied to the small heart:

This completed piece is adhered to a Real Red 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 Real Red ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP along the bottom:

This is such a super cute card to give out for Valentine’s Day! Using Real Red cardstock is what I feel really turned this bundle into a Valentine card. Another tip that we sometimes forget about, is that if you do not have Stampin’ Write Markers, you can use a blender pen to pick up ink from the lid (or you can use a clear block to “stamp” the ink pad) when you squeeze the lid. You can also color the bees and/or the flowers on the DSP if you want to add just a little pop of color!

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My Meadow Thank You Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the My Meadow stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog! If you are a fan of the Waterfront and Snowfront stamp sets, then you are going to love the new My Meadow stamp set! What I like in particular with all these stamp sets, is that you can “build a scenery” that can be as simple or as detailed as you like, simply with ink, stamps, and paper! If you’ve been contemplating this stamp set and may feel a little “overwhelmed” as how you would stamp with this set, I thought today’s card would be a great example to share. I kept it very simple, with just a few colors, and can really be used for any occasion.

To start, I first cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”:

Using Seaside Spray ink, I first stamped the stream with the smallest end at the top, turned it 180 degrees, and then stamped again with the smallest end at the bottom. To fill in the grass or meadow, I used Call Me Clover ink with the biggest fill-in stamp on the right side and the medium fill-in stamp on the left side:

The bridge and birds are stamped in Crumb Cake ink and the clouds are stamped in Seaside Spray ink:

I filled in the open area on the left side by stamping the single tree with Crumb Cake ink and the leaves and grass with Call Me Clover ink:

The base layer is this design in Seaside Spray from the 2019-2021 6” x 6” DSP, first cut a ¾” strip off one side, turn 90 degrees, and cut at 4”. This will give you three pieces at 4” x 5 ¼”, ¾” x 6”, and 2” x 5 ¼”:

I decided to make this a “thank you” card using sentiments from Peaceful Moments stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die:

The card base is Blueberry Bushel cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The DSP base layer is first adhered to the card base, the stamped scenery is adhered on top of the DSP at an angle, and the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

This really was an easy card to make! I really wasn’t sure how I was going to stamp this, I just knew that I wanted to make it look like a stream with the bridge going over it. So basically, I started in the middle (or the stream) and worked my way out. Since these are photopolymer stamps, that enabled me to figure out which “fill-in” stamps I could use along the stream. So to sum it up, start simple and with three colors to stamp with at first and then as you become more comfortable with your “building”, add another color or two!

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Timeless Tropical birthday card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Tropical Oasis Suite from the 2020 Mini Catalog! I was fortunate to win the Timeless Tropical stamp set when I attended OnStage in Portland this past November, but I fell in love with this suite when I first saw it in the catalog! The timing couldn’t be better for the release of this suite after spending a few days with my mother and younger son in Hawaii, I right away knew that the perfect Christmas present for my mother would be a small scrapbook! Since she vacationed with us in the Outer Banks in June, the Come Sail Away Suite was perfect for those pictures, and the Tropical Oasis Suite was perfect for the pictures taken in Hawaii! Since the scrapbook was an 8” x 8”, that left me with several perfect pieces of DSP for card making and to get started on those January birthdays!

For this card, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, for the base layer:

Additionally, you will need the following for the card front:

1. 2” x 4” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.

2. A 4” strip of the Braided Burlap Trim, use your fingertips/nails to fray the ends.

3. A ¾” x 4” strip of DSP, this is the back design from the one used for the base layer.

4, Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Dies.

5. One leaf trinket.

6. Use the flower die to cut out one set in Poppy Parade cardstock and another in Petal Pink cardstock. Keep the smallest and largest flowers in each color for the front and the two middle flowers will be used for the inside. You will also need Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the centers.

Adhere the embossed Crumb Cake cardstock to the base layer DSP, slightly down from the top and away from the edge for a dimensional to fit in-between. Adhere the strip of DSP to the base layer with dimensionals (on each end):

Use glue dots to adhere the flowers to the sentiment piece and then use a 4mm rhinestone in the middle of the large flower and a 3mm rhinestone in the middle of the small flower (the rhinestone hides the glue dots). Adhere the sentiment over the embossed cardstock with a dimensional on each side:

Use liquid glue to adhere the burlap trim to the strip of DSP and to adhere the trinket to the burlap trim. This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”. Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink and then adhere the two remaining flowers with glue dots (the leaves are big enough to hide the glue dot under):

Isn’t this a super cute card?? Now, Poppy Parade and Petal Pink are NOT listed as coordinating colors for this DSP, but after comparing cardstocks, I thought these coordinated with the DSP better. The strip of DSP is actually that 1 ½” strip that you have when you cut a 12” x 12” sheet down at 4”, I just cut this in half and made two of these cards! Any products from the 2020 Mini Catalog will be available for customers to purchase on January 3rd!

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It's a Birthday Bonanza!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to make this super cute birthday card! This designer series paper is part of the Birthday Bonanza Suite from the 2020 Mini Catalog! Who wouldn’t want a super cute, bright, and cheerful card for their birthday?? As an added bonus, I also used the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (this is carrying over from the Holiday Catalog) to give the balloons some texture and was also able to incorporate the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequin Combo Pack from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! 

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

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

1. Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out of coordinating cardstock and emboss with the Coastal Weave and Hammered Metal 3D EF. I used Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, and Coastal Cabana cardstock. 

2. Use the Metallic Baker’s Twine to tie to the end of the balloons.

3. Use whatever color/size combo of sequins.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangles Die.

I first adhered three of the balloons with glue dots to the DSP:

Then adhere the other two balloons and sentiment with dimensionals, making sure the baker’s twine is behind the sentiment and trimming off the excess baker’s twine:

I used glue dots to adhere the bigger sequins and the fine tip glue pen to adhere the small sequin on the corner of the sentiment. This is adhered to a Bermuda Bay 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 Bermuda Bay ink, and adhere a ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Isn’t this a super cute card?? If you missed this suite or maybe thought it wasn’t for you, give it a second look! If you are looking for some cute birthday DSP, pairing it with items you may already have is a fun way to change up your cards! The Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo coordinate with the Lily Impressions DSP, but as you can see, you just might find another DSP to coordinate it with-just like I did with the Birthday Bonanza DSP! All items from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs will be available for customers starting January 3rd!

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Sending you Happiest Christmas Wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a classic, yet elegant, Christmas card featuring the Wrapped in Plaid DSP with the Dashing Deer stamp set and the coordinating Detailed Deer dies! The inspiration for this card really is maximizing products you may already have and combining them with a few products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. The Dashing Deer stamp set and coordinating dies are a carryover from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and is one of my favorites! This easy to replicate card is perfect with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP by simply swapping out the colored cardstock if you want!

For this card, I chose this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and used one of my favorite cuts, one piece at ¾” x 6”, one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”, and one piece at 2” x 5 ¼”. The 4” x 5 ¼” piece will be your base layer:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. A 5” strip of the Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon.

2. Use the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock.

3. Use the second largest scalloped circle die from the Layering Circles Dies to cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheet. This will layer under the Night of Navy cardstock circle.

4. Stamp the large flourishing deer stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock in Golden Glitz Metallic ink, use your Heat Tool to dry the ink, and then cut out with the coordinating die.

5. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die. Tip-if you are making multiples of this design, it is easier to cut out the Very Vanilla cardstock first with the die, save one of the outline cutouts, and use your Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment. This way you maximize cutting your paper and are still able to get a nice and even stamped image.

I first adhered the layered circles together and then adhered the cutout deer on top with dimensionals:

I adhered the ribbon across the DSP, along the bottom, and adhered the sentiment on top with dimensionals. I then adhered the deer piece to the DSP:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I decided to add a little bit more glittery bling by adhering three of the 6mm Gold Glitter Enamel Dots around the deer:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom and snip off the excess DSP:

This really is a simple, yet elegant, Christmas card! It is very easy to replicate for making multiples of! Since I still have the 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP, I am going to use that to decorate the flap of my envelope and one of the smaller deer stamps on the front of the envelope. Pretty cards should have pretty and coordinating envelopes! 😁

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Celebrate the Season!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another great way to maximize your Wrapped in Plaid DSP by making eight cards from one design! Don’t forget about Vellum cardstock, embossing is another great way to add accent to your cards! The Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder has been very popular, especially with the foil sheets, so I decided to try the folder with Vellum. This card design uses very few products, but is sure to be a favorite of the season!

I chose this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, first cutting 1” off one end of the DSP (vertically), cutting that in half (½”), and then turning the DSP to cut at 3”. This will give you two pieces at 3” x 5” and two pieces at ½” x 6”:

The base layer is Vellum cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D EF:

For the card front you will also need:

1. The sentiment stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the second smallest rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

2. Use the leaf die from the Christmas Layers Dies to cut out two pieces from Shaded Spruce cardstock. I used a the 4mm Holiday Rhinestone Jewels, one in each color, and three of the 4mm Rhinestone Basic Jewels on each branch, on the circle part (or what I referred to as the “berry”).

First adhere the DSP to the embossed Vellum base layer and then you can hide your adhesive behind the DSP when you adhere the Vellum to your Shaded Spruce cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

I centered the die cut branches to the opposite corners, using the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere, and then adhering the sentiment in the middle with dimensionals:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink, and adhere the ½” strip of DSP on the side edge, trimming off the excess:

Can you believe that I made eight of these cards?? The most time consuming part was really cutting out the branch die and adhering the rhinestones. I did find that when I used any of the Christmas Layers Dies, if you use your Precision Base Plate instead of the Standard Cutting Pad, it is much easier to remove the cardstock from the die without tearing the cardstock, in other words, it cuts the cardstock better! On another note, after I made all these cards, I used up ALL of the Holiday Rhinestone Jewels!! For me that’s an accomplishment, I always have embellishments left over!

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