Smile when it’s your time to shine!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great card combining the Daisy Lane stamp set and Garden Lane Designer Series Paper! This DSP is perfect when you want a simple card with little stamping. I chose to use Mossy Meadow as my card base because I felt it really made the other colors in the DSP “pop” and I was able to create color coordinating ribbon with Stampin’ Blends.

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

You will also need for the card front a Pearlized Doily, the sentiment heat embossed in silver on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Soft Sea Foam cardstock cut out with the largest Layering Square Framelits and then embossed with the Tufted DTIEF, and enough Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie into a bow, colored with the Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend Pen:

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the doily to the embossed square, turned it 90 degrees to adhere the sentiment to the middle, and then adhered this to the DSP base layer with dimensionals:

I then tied the ribbon into a bow around the bottom of the DSP and then adhered to the Mossy Meadow cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” (it is easier for me to color a couple pieces of ribbon, tie one into a bow, adhere the other piece around the front of the DSP, and then adhere the bow with a glue dot):

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Mossy Meadow ink, the flowers are first stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink and then I used a Sponge Dauber with Mossy Meadow ink to color the middle, and I adhered a ½” x 4” piece of the same DSP design as the front along the bottom:

Wasn’t this a fun and easy card to make? To me, this DSP is perfect for using sentiment stamps alone with it and pairs easily with Whisper White and just about any of the Neutrals for your card base layer. This is such a simple and easy card layout that you could use with any designer series paper.

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! 

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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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Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Mother’s Day Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or you have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creation today! So, let’s get started!

For my Mother’s Day card, I am featuring the stamp set from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Sentimental Rose. This stamp set is a photopolymer distINKtive set, with a beautiful rose and leaf stamps, and versatile sentiments. While the kit makes the smaller notecards, I am making an alternative full-size card featuring three of the retiring 2017-2019 InColors. I will miss these retiring InColors, they complement each other so well!

The base layer is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Powder Pink cardstock, embossed with the Tufted DTIEF:

To create the rose stamped cardstock, first cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3’ x 4” and then stamp the rose on a scrap piece of paper and fussy cut out to use as a mask:

I first stamped the rose in Fresh Fig ink about the middle of the cardstock, applied the mask on top, stamped the rose again in each corner in Powder Pink ink, and then I stamped the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist ink:

Additionally, you will need enough Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon to tie into a bow around the embossed base layer, stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Framelit, and then use the next size up framelit to cut a piece from Fresh Fig cardstock to layer the sentiment on:

To assemble the card front, tie the ribbon around the embossed base layer into a bow and then adhere the stamped cardstock with dimensionals:

Layer and adhere the rectangle cardstock together, place a dimensional on one end, and adhesive on the other end. This will secure the layered sentiment to the stamped cardstock and also keep it level with the stamped cardstock with the dimensional on the opposite end:

This piece is then adhered to a Fresh Fig cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I thought the flowers needed just a little something more, so I placed a pearl from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in the middle. If you do not have these, you can use a Rhinestone or Pearl Basic Jewel instead:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink, stamp the rose in the corner in Fresh Fig ink, and stamp the leaf in Lemon Lime Twist ink. I added some Wink of Stella to the middle of the rose, you can’t really see it, except where the area is lighter:

This is a great alternative for the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin and with the versatile sentiments, you can do this for any occasion! Be sure to join me next week as I share more alternative creations from this Paper Pumpkin!

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

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 the Easter Theme Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your 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. Linda Cullen  
4. Pam Nichols  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Rachael Rife  
7. Tina Wardell  
8. Jodie Ball  
9. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
10. Lori Mueller  
11. Gigi Melone  
12. Liz Holloway  
13. Kim Quade  

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Make a fun birthday card in a snap!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to make a quick birthday card! Whether you are limited on time or just want to use up your Designer Series Paper, this quick and easy card can really be used for any occasion when you change up the sentiment used.

The base layer is Powder Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Tufted Dynamic TIEF:

The next two layers is one of the designs from the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP, using the white side, and this design from the Garden Impressions DSP, cut at 3 ½” x 5”:

I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit die to cut out the sentiment in Melon Mambo cardstock, but before I cut it out, I placed some of the adhesive sheet on the back. After cutting, I used my Wink of Stella pen to add some glitter to the sentiment:

The two DSP’s are adhered together using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, the adhesive backing is removed to adhere the sentiment on top, and then this is adhered to the embossed cardstock:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Melon Mambo cardstock base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, with dimensionals:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, from Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo ink. I stamped the flowers in the corner in Powder Pink and Melon Mambo inks:

Quick and easy card, right?? The inside sentiment is one of my favorite stamps, it works perfectly whether you are making a happy or sad card!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

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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Quick and easy card with Happy Birthday Thinlits

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy birthday card made with the Happy Birthday Thinlits! This card is quick and easy to make, whether you are pressed for time and need to make a card or are replenishing your birthday card stock! After realizing that I really only have two birthday stamp sets (that are current), it was time to take a look at what I wanted to purchase. I really wanted a stamp set that was versatile, had some fun sentiments, and was easy to create with. After what seemed like hours of agonizing search (total exaggeration, but when you are trying to decide and narrow sets down it does seem like it, lol), I decided on Happy Birthday Gorgeous, the coordinating Happy Birthday Thinlit, and Birthday Backgrounds. If you missed this stamp set, like I did, you should really take a second look! I’ve made several cards with this set now and I just love it! Since I already have the Balloon Bouquet and Classic Label punches, that just made this stamp set even better in my book because the punches also coordinate with the stamp set. More bang for your buck, right??

When creating today’s card, I decided to use the Petal Promenade DSP because of all the beautiful flowers and when you combine this with the Tufted Dynamic TIEF, and rose-colored bling, you get a stunning card!!

The card base is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Tufted Dynamic TIEF:

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For the front of the card, I cut a piece of the Petal Promenade DSP at 2” x 4”, some Rose Metallic Thread, and used the Happy Birthday Thinlit to cut out of the Rose Glimmer Paper. TIP-I cut a piece of the Sizzix Adhesive sheet and adhered to the back of the glimmer paper before cutting out with the thinlit. This makes it much easier to adhere, unless you are using dimensionals:

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To put the front of the card together, I adhered the base layer to the card base, put some adhesive on the back of the DSP for the Rose Metallic Thread and then adhered this to the embossed base layer. I adhered the glimmer paper sentiment on top of the DSP (just peeled the backing off and voila!) and then added a couple of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Jewels:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous is stamped in Blushing Bride ink and the flower from Beautiful Promenade stamp sets are stamped in Petal Pink ink:

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So simple and easy, yet a stunning birthday card that your recipient will surely enjoy!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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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Soft and Subtle with Abstract Impressions

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a soft and subtle birthday card using the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies! The Fall weather is finally sticking around here in Coastal Virginia, but I thought I’d change things up and create a fun and easy birthday card using soft and subtle colors. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make, so I sat down with my pack of Brights 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, decided on Coastal Cabana, and then set out to figure out what colors would coordinate with Coastal Cabana, choosing Petal Pink and So Saffron. Now that I had my color combo, I thought that the butterfly and flower thinlits from the Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies would work perfectly to create this birthday card!

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

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The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed using the Tufted Dynamic TIEF:

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The next layer is this Coastal Cabana design from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, cut to 3” x 3”:

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For the front elements, I used a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet to cut the butterfly, used the flower thinlit to cut a flower from Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Coastal Cabana cardstock, and stamped the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday in So Saffron ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Classic Label Punch:

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To assemble the front, adhere the 3” x 3” DSP to the embossed cardstock and adhere the foil butterfly with mini dimensionals:

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Adhere the flowers with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, add a Clear Rhinestone Jewel to the middle (I used the 4mm), and then adhere the sentiment with mini dimensionals:

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This piece is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside, I chose the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set in So Saffron ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock. The flowers in the corner are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, that I sponged So Saffron on the first step of the flower and then sponged Petal Pink and Coastal Cabana ink on the second step of the flower with Sponge Daubers. I chose to sponge the color onto the stamp instead of stamping directly onto the stamp pad because I felt sponging gave it a much softer look:

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Here are the multiples I made, one of them I cut out the butterfly in Black Foil just to see what that would look like versus the foil. Which one do you like??

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Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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 and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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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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.

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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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