Baby Bear and Buffalo Check!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute baby card made using the Baby Bear stamp set and Buffalo Check background stamp! While this card is more of a boy theme, I have added a bonus card down at the bottom made with Sweet Little Something (now retired) that is more of a girl theme. Do you struggle with the 2 and 3 Step stamps? I always did until I changed the way I stamped and will share this technique with you as well, even if you use the Stamparatus! Let’s get started!
For the card base, cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Night of Navy ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp, and I used a ruler and my Gray Granite Stampin’ Write Marker to create a “plaid” look:

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To stamp the bear, I first use the detailed stamp in Gray Granite ink, then I used the “not as detailed” stamp in Sahara Sand ink, and finally used the solid bear stamp, also in Sahara Sand ink. I find that starting with the most detailed stamp makes it easier for me to line up the images. The bear is then cut out:

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For the front of the card, you will use this design from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, cutting out with the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. The White Sheer Ribbon is colored with the Dark Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Marker, the sentiment is stamped on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and is layered on a ¾” piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP, with both ends cut with the Banner Triple Punch:

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After the ribbon is dry, I tied it into a small bow and adhered it to the bear with a glue dot. Then I adhered the scalloped oval to the base layer, the bear and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the is stamped in Night of Navy ink, and then I added some adhesive backed sequins:

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Here is the girl themed card I made with Sweet Little Something, changed the colors used to Gray Granite and Petal Pink:

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Now you will have a couple of baby cards on hand! These were both quick and easy cards that when the occasion arises, you will be ready!
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Quick and easy Thank You cards!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which will show you how to create four cards from one sheet of 6” x 6” Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper! What made creating these cards so easy, is that the DSP has several colors that you can change the cardstock to create a slightly different look for each card. This was my first time using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, along with the Stitched Labels Framelits that the sentiment is on, and I love how these turned out! If you missed these two gems, definitely check them out. The Stitched Shapes Framelits have a coordinating stamp set (Stitched All Around, page 17 in the Annual Catalog), however, I only purchased the framelits because I just loved all the ways I knew I could incorporate them into my cards.

To make these cards, I first cut four sheets of cardstock, one each of Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink, at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” for the card base:

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I then cut one each of the same cardstock for the base layer at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Tufted DTIEF:

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The 6” x 6” piece of DSP is cut into four, which gives you 3” x 3” pieces. Then cut a 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” piece of cardstock in Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink, adhering the DSP on top:

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The sentiment if from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the Stitched Labels Framelits. I first cut out Whisper White cardstock with the framelit, made one as a base template so that I could use my Stamparatus to easily stamp the sentiment each time. I find it much easier to cut out the framelit first and then stamp, so this way I do not have to worry about the cut being slightly off, especially when you have a limited space to stamp such as this piece:

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The 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” square is adhered to the embossed base layer, the sentiment is adhered with dimensionals, and I used a piece of Shaded Spruce ribbon from the Metallic Ribbon combo pack to tie into a bow:

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This is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals and for each card to color combo is Melon Mambo/Powder Pink and Calypso Coral/Petal Pink, alternating colors for each layer. I also added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a little bling:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and I used my Stamparatus to use the 2-step flower stamp from Abstract Impressions. I also color coordinated the flower with the card, so the outside petals are light with the inside petal dark, using the Melon Mambo/Powder Pink and Calypso Coral/Petal Pink colors:

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This card design would really work with any of the Garden Impressions DSP, just add your sentiment! Which color combo is your favorite? If I really had to choose, it would be the Calypso Coral card base.

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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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Card Swap Week part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Garden Impressions Suite! Continuing on from yesterday’s post, this is the second card that I created for the card swap I participated in. While it may look very time consuming, I have some tips and tricks that make it very easy!

The card base for this is the Right Angle Fold Over, which if you use an 8 ½” x 11” piece of cardstock, you will score it at 4 ¼” and at 5 ½” (directly in the middle on each side), then remove your score blade from your trimmer, line up the corners from top to bottom so they are in the cutting track, and then cut. This will give you two card bases. I used Mint Macaron cardstock to make the card base:

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This thinlit from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies is cut out of Glossy White cardstock that I precut to 5 ½” x 4 ¼” and used a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, cut at 3” x 4”, cut again across corner to corner, adhered to the back of the Glossy White cardstock before going thru the Big Shot. Cutting the adhesive sheet this way will give you two pieces that you can use on each piece of cardstock so it will adhere to the card base and yet not waste any of the adhesive sheet. I then used a Q-Tip and colored in the flowers using Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, So Saffron and Melon Mambo inks:

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I used this design from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP, cut to 3” x 3” and used the corner rounder from the Trio Punch. I used the bigger sentiment framelit from the Lakeside Framelits, cutting it out first from Whisper White cardstock:

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I made a template for this framelit so anytime I want to use it with my Stamparatus all I have to is cut it out and then line up the sentiment. Makes it much easier than trying to line up the stamp or the framelit:

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I used my Bone Folder for the card front folds:

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Removed the backing from the adhesive and placed on each flap:

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Adhere a strip of each ribbon from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack across the DSP:

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I placed some adhesive on the back of the sentiment piece to secure some Silver Metallic Thread, and then adhered on top with dimensionals:

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To adhere the DSP piece to the card front, place some adhesive towards the upper right-hand corner and then place on top:

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This was such a fun and creative card that I hope everyone enjoys! I really liked how the flowers turned out by using the Glossy White cardstock and a Q-Tip to color, you can really control how light or dark you want them to be. Making the template for the sentiment framelits really is great if you have a bunch of cards to make or just one! I created a template piece for each framelit from this set to use with my Stamparatus, another reason why you should have this awesome product!!

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!

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, or joining my team!

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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Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
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