Fun birthday card in a snap!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy birthday card featuring the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper! This DSP coordinates with four punches from the 2020 Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs! While this DSP is fun to use your punches on, I thought I would show you a quick and easy card to make using one of the designs from the DSP and you can make multiples from one sheet, which is another great way to use up your products and stock up on cards to send!

The base layer is this design from the Pleased as Punch DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Glitter Enamel Dots, two in Gorgeous Grape and one in Coastal Cabana.

2. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and punch out with the Pretty Label Punch. I then used the star/heart/flower background stamp from Birthday Backgrounds in Blushing Bride ink to stamp over the sentiment. I also used the Pretty Label Punch to punch out a piece in Gorgeous Grape cardstock and cut in half, this will be layered under the sentiment.

3. Use enough Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to tie around the base layer into a bow and color with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. 

To assemble to card front, tie the ribbon around the DSP base layer into a bow, use liquid glue to adhere the punched layers together, with the Gorgeous Grape cardstock just peeking out from behind, use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment over the ribbon to the DSP base layer, and use your Take Your Pick tool to adhere the Glitter Enamel Dots to the middle of three flowers on the DSP:

This completed piece is adhered to a Gorgeous Grape 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 Gorgeous Grape ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP to the bottom:

Quick and easy card, right?? You can easily make six of these cards with the basic cut of 12” x 12” DSP! Don’t forget that your Stampin’ Blends are a great way to color ribbon so it coordinates with your card! Want to make the ribbon darker? Then color the ribbon with your Stampin’ Blends multiple times, until your achieve the color you want!

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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Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Sale-A-Bration 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 have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today!

For my card, I have combined some of my favorite Sale-A-Bration products with products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and a little sneak peek of a new Sale-A-Bration Vellum DSP that will be available for purchase on March 3rd! The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is one of my favorites and I love how versatile it is to color, stamp, and cut out with the coordinating dies, you can truly create whatever colors you like!

The base layer is Pretty Peacock cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. I mixed up a little bit of Embossing Paste with a small drop of Pretty Peacock ink refill on my Silicone Craft Sheet. On a scrap piece of paper, I taped the Whisper White cardstock down (on the sides) and then taped down the diamond decorative mask over top. I smeared the colored Embossing Paste from the top left corner to the bottom right corner over the mask:

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

1. A strip of this design from the Lily Impressions DSP, cut at 1” x 4”.

2. Cut a ¾” x 4” of the Pretty Peacock Foil Sheet and use the decorative die to cut out.

3. Use the 2 ¼” Circle Punch to punch out of the Pool Party So Very Vellum Specialty DSP (this comes in Pool Party, Purple Posy, Soft Sea Foam and is embossed!!).

3. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the large lily stamp first in Versamark ink, then in Pretty Peacock ink, and then on the cardstock. I then heat embossed the image in Clear Emboss Powder (a great way to emboss in the color of your choice!). The lily was then colored in with Dark Pretty Peacock, Light Bermuda Bay, and Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. For the leaves and lily pad, I stamped them in Versamark ink and Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder. I colored them with Dark Old Olive and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, using the Color Lifter to lighten the center of the leaves, and cut out with the coordinating dies.

5. You will also need two of the 5mm and four of the 3mm Pretty Peacock Rhinestones.

The leaves are adhered to the back of the lily with glue dots, the lily is adhered to the lily pad with glue dots, and this piece is adhered to the vellum circle piece. The decorative foil piece is adhered to the DSP with liquid glue:

I adhered the two cardstock layers together and then the DSP strip across the middle:

The lily pad piece is adhered with dimensionals and then I placed the rhinestones in the blank corners:

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

For the inside, I cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and layered a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, on top. The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and the lily in the corner is stamped and colored the same way as the lily on the card front:

Isn’t this a fun card?? I usually like to stamp the lily on colored cardstock and then cut out with the coordinating die, but I really liked how the lily turned out using Stampin’ Blends! This is really a great way to create lilies in the colors of your choice! 

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 Valentine’s Day Blog Hop is:

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

1. Tami White  
2. Luly Gonzalez  
3. Tina Wardell  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Pam Nichols  
6. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
7. Lori Mueller  
8. Mary Bush  
9. Rachael Rife  
10. Lori McBride  
11. Kim Quade  
12. Karen Page  
13. Dawn Seelhoff – dawnsinklings.com  
14. Linda Cullen  
15. Gigi Melone 

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Lovely Lily Pad Four-Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, dies, and DSP to create this beautiful and fun four-fold card! This card template is one of my favorite “go to” designs when I want to make an extra special card for someone! You can make it as detailed or as simple as you like, it is all up to you! One of the things that I love about the Lily Impressions DSP, is that there are so many vibrant colors, which makes creating coordinating lilies so much easier!

Let me first start with your basic measurements for this card:

1. Base Layer-cut your cardstock at 5 ½” x 11” and score at 3 3/8” and 6 ¾”. You will then cut 1” off the top of the first two sections, along the 11” side of the cardstock, and either use your trimmer or snips to trim off at the 6 ¾” score line. You will need to cut another piece of the same colored cardstock at 3” x 3 ½”, score at ½” on the 3” side, and this will give you a “flap” to adhere to the back of the other base layer. This gives you a “four-fold”.

2. Layer #1-this is usually cardstock, cut two pieces at 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”, two pieces at 3 1/8” x 4 ¼”, and one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”.

3. Layer #2-this is usually DSP, cut two pieces at 2” x 3”, cut two pieces at 2 7/8” x 4”, and one piece at 3 ¾” x 5”.

4. Sentiment-cut a piece of WW or VV cardstock at 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”. I changed the dimensions from my original instructions (2 7/8” x 3 ¾”) so that I would have a little bit more room. This will still be hidden behind the card fold.

For this card, I used Pretty Peacock cardstock for the base layer and used liquid glue to adhere the flap to the back of the bigger card base:

I chose only to do one layer with DSP, so you can disregard the instructions of layer #2, and used both sides of this design from the Lily Impressions DSP:

Front fold pieces, 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”
Middle fold pieces, 3 1/8” x 4 ¼
Back piece layer, 4” x 5 ¼”

For the front fold of the card, make the following:

1. Use both sides of the smallest flower in Grapefruit Grove ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die, and brush Wink of Stella on both.

2. Stamp the small lily pad and small leaf stamps in Garden Green ink on Granny Apple Green cardstock and cut out with coordinating dies.

3. Stamp the medium lily stamp in Melon Mambo ink on Flirty Flamingo cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die, and use the fourth smallest die to cut out a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

Adhere the layered sentiment piece to the detailed design of DSP and then adhere the small lily flowers on top with mini dimensionals. The medium lily, small lily pad, and two leaves are adhered to the solid design of DSP:

For the middle folds of the card, you will need:

1. Stamp the large lily in Blackberry Bliss ink on Vellum cardstock two times and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Stamp the large and small lily pad stamps in Garden Green ink on Granny Apply Green cardstock and cut out with the coordinating dies.

3. Use the stem and leaf die to cut out one piece from Granny Apple Green cardstock.

4. Use the detailed lily die to cut out a piece from Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

5. Use the Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker to color the top lily petals and the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker to color the bottom petals and then stamp on Whisper White cardstock. Use the Light Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends to color in the top petals and the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color in the bottom leaves. This completed piece is cut out with the coordinating die.

6. Use the small detailed die to cut out pieces in Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Calypso Coral cardstocks.

7. I used the outline in the cardstock from the die above and used a pencil to trace a “background piece” for the detailed die cuts, out of Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, and Grapefruit Grove cardstocks. The detailed die cuts are adhered to the background pieces with a Fine Tip Glue Pen.

On the solid design of the DSP, adhere the small lilies and the lily pads. On the detailed DSP piece, first adhere the stamped vellum pieces, adhere the detailed die cut to the colored flower, adhere this on top of the vellum flowers, and then use mini dimensionals to adhere the stem and leaves die cut:

The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White cardstock, this will be adhered to the back layer:

After burnishing each fold with my bone folder, I used liquid glue to adhere each layer to the base layer folds (except the sentiment, I will adhere that after I sign it):

Here is what the card looks like with it completely closed:

A lot of details for this card, right?? That’s where all those scraps of cardstock come in handy! I also chose to use one design of DSP because when I was trying to decide which ones to use, nothing seemed quite right or to my liking. However, I do like the front look of consistency with using the same design of DSP.

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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Birthday Bonanza DSP-not just for birthdays!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun congratulations card featuring the Sending You Thoughts stamp set and Birthday Bonanza DSP! The Sending You Thoughts stamp set is from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog that you can earn for FREE with a $50 product purchase! I will admit that at first glance this stamp set did not make my list for SAB products, but after I went back and really looked at the catalog, this stamp set was a must for me! It comes with 9 different sentiments and you can mix and match some of them, depending on the card you are creating. So, I thought pairing this with one of the designs from the Birthday Bonanza DSP to make a fun card!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the 1” Circle Punch to punch out one each of Mango Melody, Terracotta Tile, and Bermuda Bay cardstock to create a “balloon”.

2. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out one each of Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, and Coastal Cabana cardstock to create a “balloon”.

3. Cut six 3” pieces of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

4. Make three bows using the Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

5. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Bermuda Bay ink, cut out with the third smallest Layering Oval Die and use the second largest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut out of Coastal Cabana cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

To assemble the card front, use liquid glue to adhere the baker’s twine to the back of the balloons, a bow to the Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Terracotta Tile balloons and set aside a moment to dry. After drying, position the balloons as shown on the DSP base layer, two scallops with one regular circle and two regular circles with one scallop, adhere the two balloons that are behind with adhesive and the front balloon with a dimensional:

Adhere the layered sentiment to the DSP base layer with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Coastal Cabana 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 strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you just love this card?? You may not need a congratulations card too often, but this is a great way to use up your DSP to have a card readily available! You could also keep the layout and just change the sentiment for a birthday card or even a thank you 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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Lovely Lily Pad first impression!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my first card creation featuring products from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog and this year is another hit! I mean, who doesn’t love to earn free products?? The very first “must” on my list, was the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad Dies, and the Lily Impressions DSP! I used all these items and the Sending You Thoughts stamp set from SAB as well. I just love the bright and cheery colors in the DSP and in case you didn’t notice, but the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is reversible! What that means is, one side is the solid or “background” and the other side is the detailed. Really makes stamping so easy, just stamp, clean, and flip over to use the other side! These stamps are not designed to “line up exactly”, but are just slightly off to give it that “artistic impression” to coordinate with the DSP.

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon to tie around the DSP, into a bow.

2. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the stamp lily background stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink, use Lovely Lipstick ink for the detailed side, and then cut out with the coordinating die, making three flowers. To give these a little sparkle, I lightly used the Wink of Stella pen to color over.

3. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Label Die. 

4. Use the fourth smallest Stitched Nested Label Die to cut out a piece in Blackberry Bliss cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

To assemble the card front, I tied the ribbon into a bow towards the bottom of the DSP, adhered the layering sentiment pieces together and adhered to the DSP, and then adhered the lily’s with glue dots:

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

For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere a ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you just love this Lovely Lily Pad bundle?? The paper reminds me so much of the Perennial Essence DSP and how it looks just like a painting! Since the DSP design I chose is so stunning, I decided to keep the accents simple. Don’t forget that you can earn each of these items for FREE with a qualifying purchase! This bundle will definitely coordinate perfectly with the many sentiment stamp sets Stampin’ Up has to offer! The Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs go live January 3, 2020, so get your wish lists together!!

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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