One last Sale-A-Bration card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is one last card from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! I can’t believe that the catalog ends tomorrow! So, that means you have the rest of the day today and tomorrow to place a qualifying order for those SAB products that are still available! I thought I would do one last card featuring products from the SAB catalog and the Little Ladybug stamp set would be perfect!! This is a very simple and fun card made with a whole lot of heat embossing! I say simple for you, but I actually played around with some ideas for this card, so, not so simple for me! Lol I really wanted to do something in black and white, kind of like a “chalk board” card, so it did require some “experimenting” before I found the version that I liked (I’ll share a couple of those at the end of the post).

I first made the base layer by using the largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die on a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I used the cloud stamp from This Little Piggy in Whisper White Craft Ink and heat embossed with Shimmer White Emboss Powder:

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

1. On Basic Black cardstock, stamp the large flower in Whisper White Craft ink, heat emboss with Shimmer White Emboss Powder, and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. On Basic Black cardstock, stamp the flying ladybug in Whisper White Craft ink, heat emboss with Shimmer White Emboss Powder, and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. On Basic Black cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Whisper White Craft ink, heat emboss with Shimmer White Emboss Powder, and cut out with the one non-layering Stitched Rectangle Die.

4. Use the second smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece of Real Red cardstock. Use the sentiment piece to guide you to reposition the die so it will cut a layering piece under the sentiment. 

To assemble the base layer, use Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the flower, ladybug, and layered sentiment piece:

For the card base, cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”. Go ahead and fold/burnish your card base, ink the All Wired Up stamp completely with Memento ink, and lay the side that will be your card front on top and rub the backside so the inked image will transfer to the cardstock. I use a scrap piece of paper over the top of the cardstock and then rub, this will keep my fingers and hands getting ink on them. The base layer is adhered on top:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used my Stamparatus to line up and stamp the stamps. I first positioned the stamps to see if there was enough room on each side of the sentiment for the ladybugs and since there is, I lined the ladybugs up on the left side and then the sentiment next to it, stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Shimmer Black Emboss Powder. I cleaned the ladybug stamp, lined it up to the right of the sentiment stamp, removed the sentiment stamp from the plate, and then stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in Shimmer Black Emboss Powder:

Here are my first two versions, one is simply stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink and the other is stamped in the ink as well, but then heat embossed with Shimmer White Emboss Powder:

Which version do you like?? Each version is taking it a “step up”, I definitely like the heat embossed versions, but since I felt it was a little “flat”, that’s what made me to decide to try it with die cutting images. I honestly like the third version with the popped up die cut images best!

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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This Little Piggy birthday card!

Hello and welcome to today’s fun birthday card featuring This Little Piggy stamp set! Let’s face it, we all have a stamp set (or two or three) that we get because it is “so stinking cute”, make a card or two, and then….it just sits on the shelf or in a drawer neglected and collecting dust. So, I dusted off this stamp set and challenged myself to create this cute birthday card, which was super easy with Stampin’ Blends!

The base layer is Blushing Bride cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used the Buffalo Check background stamp in Smoky Slate ink:

The two pig stamps are stamped in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”:

The grass/ground is colored with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, the pig hoofs are colored with Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, the sun is created with a sponge dauber with Daffodil Delight ink, the sky is colored with Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends, and then I used the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color around the sun:

The pig ears and noses are colored with Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends, the rest of the pigs are colored with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, the leaf on the daisy is colored with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and the center of the daisy is colored in with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I did use the Color Lifter where the Light Balmy Blue and Light Granny Apple Green colors meet to soften that line:

I adhered a piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon across the middle of the Buffalo Check base layer with Tear & Tape:

The base layer is adhered to a Smoky Slate cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½ x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, the stamped and colored cardstock is adhered with dimensionals, and then I added four of the pearl white adhesive-backed sequins:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment with Smoky Slate ink, stamp the pig with Memento Ink, and color with the same colors as the front of the card:

Wasn’t this a fun and cute card to make using Stampin’ Blends? Do you have a stamp set (or two) that you haven’t used in a while? Then bring it out and get let your creativity flow! 

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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Valentine’s Day part 2

Welcome to part two of my three-part series featuring Valentine’s Day Cards! Each blog post will feature two cards giving alternative ideas featuring some current and some retired Stampin’ Up! products and even some Paper Pumpkin. Don’t worry if you do not have a retired product that is used, you can easily swap it out for what you have on hand or for something that is current.

This first card was CASE from Linda Cullen from her Coffee & Crafts Facebook Live Class and you can see her card here. Now, I do not have the Hexagon Dynamics Embossing Folder, but I knew I had something that I could easily substitute.

The card base is in Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is in Whisper White card stock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. You will also need some scrap Whisper White, Vellum, and Basic Black card stock.

Starting with the Whisper White card stock base layer, use the 3rd largest curvy heart from the Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies, place about 2/3 up, and run thru the Big Shot. On the scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the detailed bee in Memento ink twice from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, then use the detailed be thinlit from the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits to cut them out, and use the same thinlit again on the scrap piece of Vellum card stock. The bee image on the Whisper White card stock is then colored in using the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends marker and the vellum piece is then adhered using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Since I do not have the Hexagon Embossing Folder, I used a piece of DSP from the Love Blossoms DSP Stack (retired), which was cut at 3” x 3”, and then I placed Stampin Dimensionals on each corner on the back and around the heart on the back of the Whisper White card stock, adhering the piece of DSP. Using the scrap piece of Basic Black card stock, cut at ½’ x 3”, stamp the letters from the Labeler Alphabet set in VersMark and heat emboss in White Embossing Powder, trimming the end with the Banner Triple Punch, and then place a small amount of Snail Adhesive on the front to adhere to the inside of the heart, towards the bottom, and then some on the back to secure placement. I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to place the bee’s around the heart, added a piece of Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon (yeah, really retired!) around the bottom and then adhered to the card base.

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For this second card, I wanted to create something not typical for a Valentine’s Day card and This Little Piggy came to mind. I thought the Hogs & Kisses and the lips stamps would be cute to use!

The card base is in Pool Party cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from the Sending Love DSP stack (retired) cut at 5 ¼” x 4”. On Whisper White card stock, stamp the Hogs & Kisses stamp in Memento ink and then use the 2nd largest curvy heart from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut out. Then color in using the Light Old Olive, Light Pink Pirouette, Dark Pink Pirouette, Light Smoky Slate, and Light Pool Party. The lips are stamped in Real Red ink and the cloud image is stamped in Pool Party ink. Using the leftover heart image from the card above (see what I did here??), stamp the lips in Real Red randomly around and then adhere both hearts to the DSP base layer. The Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine is wrapped around three times, tying into a bow, and then I added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to give it some bling before adhering to the card base. The inside sentiment is stamped in Real Red and Pool Party inks from the This Little Piggy and the Adoring Arrows stamp sets.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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