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! 

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Aloha card from that Tropical Oasis Suite!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful, any occasion card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! What better way to let someone know you are thinking of them than sending a bright and cheerful card? Since I haven’t really used Pigment Sprinkles, I thought the hibiscus flowers from the Timeless Tropical stamp set would be perfect! Since the colors of Hawaiian Hibiscus flowers are so beautiful and so vibrant, I chose to use Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves to make these flowers “pop”.

To start, use this design from the Tropical Oasis DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D EF:

For the card front, you will need:

1. On Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, stamp the large hibiscus flower and leaf twice using Stazon ink. Sprinkle Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Pigment over the flowers, lightly spritz with water using your Stampin’ Spritzer, and do the same thing with Granny Apple Green Pigment over the leaves. There’s no real “right or wrong” way to do this, it all depends on how light or dark you want the pigment sprinkle color to be. I also keep a paper towel nearby to soak up any excess liquid. Once you have achieved your desired look, you can use your heat tool to dry the paper quickly.

2. Use the coordinating dies to cut the flowers and leaves from the watercolor paper.

3. The aloha die is used to cut out of Mango Melody cardstock.

4. Use one of the pineapple trinkets from the Tropical Oasis Trinkets.

5. Cut two 4” pieces of the Braided Burlap Trim, cutting the ends at an angle.

This is a 3″ x 5″ piece of watercolor paper.

To assemble the card front, adhere the two large flowers layered and the leaves under the flowers to the DSP base layer. Use liquid glue to adhere the two pieces of trim to the DSP base layer, the die-cut cardstock, and the pineapple trinket on top of the trim pieces:

This is then adhered to an Old Olive cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere a ¾” piece of coordinating cardstock along the bottom, and I used the three small flowers die on the leftover watercolor paper to cut out and adhere to the DSP:

Don’t you just love this suite?? I chose to leave the inside of the card blank for use on any occasion. If you are looking for color inspiration, Google-Hibiscus Hawaiian and you will not be disappointed! You can easily replicate this card using one sheet of the DSP and the flower colors could be different with each card.

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Forever Lovely-new look with new Designer Series Paper!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which pairs the Forever Lovely stamp set from the Annual Catalog with the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper from the new 2020 Mini Catalog! Have you ever looked at a designer series paper design and thought, “That looks like very similar to a stamp set”? One of the designs from the Best Dress 6” x 6” DSP did just that with the Forever Lovely stamp set! So what better way to pair products together and give them a new look? 

For this card, I used this design from the designer series paper. First cut a ¾” strip on one side, turn 90 degrees, and then cut at 4”, which will give you three pieces for this card, ¾” x 6”, 4” x 5 ¼”, and 2” x 5 ¼”. The base layer is the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP:

For the card front, you will need:

1. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the flower in Grapefruit Grove ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and place a 3mm Pearl Basic Jewel in the middle of each.

2. Use the large Stitched Label Die to cut out of Champagne Foil Sheet.

3. Use the multi flower die from Lovely Flowers to cut out of Purple Posy cardstock, use the 5mm Pearl Basic Jewel on the two larger flowers, and the 4mm Pearl Basic Jewel on the two smaller flowers.

4. Enough Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP base layer.

5. From Mint Macaron cardstock, use the Lovely Flowers leaf dies to cut out two of the small leaf and four of the larger leaf.

To assemble, use glue dots to adhere the small Purple Posy flowers in opposite corners, layer the three large flowers in the middle with the two bottom adhered to the foil sheet and one adhered with dimensionals, and place some adhesive on the back of the foil sheet to layer the leaves in opposite corners:

This completed piece is adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals and the ribbon is tied into a bow along the bottom:

This completed piece is adhered to a Mint Macaron 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 Mint Macaron ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Don’t you love it when you can coordinate new products with something you already have?? I love the pop of color with the Grapefruit Grove flowers and creating this soft color combo! Since this DSP is 6” x 6”, the remaining 2” x 5 ¼” can be used to adhere to your envelope flap (the die from Beautiful Layers works perfectly) or you can use it for another card! Since I don’t want to hold onto any scraps, this will be applied to the envelope flap!

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Lily Pad Step Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a step-fold card featuring the Lovely Lily Pad products from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! I just love the stamp set, dies, and coordinating DSP (that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order!!) and how versatile the products are to make a stunning card for any occasion-just add sentiments! That’s exactly what I did for this card, it wasn’t until after I had the card put together, that I decided to make this a sympathy card. If you have never made a step-card, I highly suggest you try it, as it is very easy to make and replicate.

For this card, I used Pretty Peacock cardstock for the card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and then score at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 4 ¼”, 6”, and 8 ¼”. You will fold each score line in the opposite direction, up, down, up, down, and up, and use your Bone Folder to burnish each fold line:

For the back piece base layer, cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 1/8”:

I used this design from the Lily Impressions DSP, cutting one piece at 4” x 4 7/8”, one piece at 1 ½” x 4”, and one piece at 1” x 4”:

For the rest of the card, you will need:

1. Purple Posy cardstock: stamp the large lily in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the coordinating die, use the small detailed lily die to cut out two pieces, use the medium outline die to cut out one piece.

2. Blackberry Bliss cardstock: cut out one of the 4 ¼” detail die, one of the large detailed lily die, two the medium detailed lily die, and I used a pencil to trace the outline of the medium detailed lily die, twice, and cut out with snips.

3. Granny Apple Green cardstock: stamp Garden Green ink twice for the small lily pad and once for the large lily pad, cut out with the coordinating die, and use the large stem die to cut out once.

4. Use the small stem die to cut out one piece from Garden Green cardstock.

To assemble:

Step 1: use liquid glue to adhere the Blackberry Bliss detailed cut-out to the 1” x 4” strip of DSP.

Step 2: use liquid glue to adhere the Purple Posy cardstock outline to the Blackberry Bliss cut out, and then adhere one each to the small lily pad. These are then adhered to the 1 ½” x 4” strip of DSP:

Adhere the DSP to the base layer and use liquid glue to adhere the detailed Blackberry Bliss cut-outs to the Purple Posy background cut-outs. Adhere the large lily to the large lily pad and adhere the large stem cut-out to the DSP, adhere the medium lily to the large stem cut-out, cut a mini dimensional in half to adhere the small stem cut-out on top:

Each piece of DSP is adhered to the front of the “step” and only put adhesive on the last “step” to adhere the bottom half of the cardstock to it:

The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink on Purple Posy cardstock, cut out with the third smallest scalloped Layering Circles die, and adhered to the back DSP. I used a clear block so you can see what it looks like completely folded:

For the back, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, the flat side (or fill-in) of the small lily stamp is first stamped in Highland Heather ink, stamped off, and then stamped on the cardstock (if you do not have the Purple Posy ink pad, this is pretty darn close), and the detailed side of the stamp is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink:

Don’t you just love these SAB products? You can earn the stamp set or the DSP with a qualifying $50 purchase (or both for $100) and the coordinating dies with a qualifying $100 purchase starting TODAY!! YAY!! If you noticed, I did not adhere the back sentiment to the card, this will make it easier to write my thoughts down and then adhere just to the lower half of the cardstock card base on the back. I also used a bigger piece of cardstock for the back, this will not be seen from the front, but it will help the back stand-up and keep in place.

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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Timeless Tulips Get Well Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Timeless Tulips Bundle! This distinktive stamp set not only has some great sentiments for different occasions, but also has a coordinating punch! This is a great way for you to build up your tulips without a lot of work! I chose to make this card a “get well card” because who wouldn’t love to get a beautiful card when you’re not feeling all that great! For the bouquet, I did some “fussy cutting”, which is pretty easy with this stamp set.

The base layer is this design from the 2019-2021 In Color 6” x 6” DSP in Terracotta Tile, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the large tulip stamp in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock two times and punch out with the coordinating punch.

2. Stamp the medium tulip in Terracotta Tile ink on Whisper White cardstock two times and fussy cut out.

3. Stamp the small tulip in Grapefruit Grove ink on Whisper White cardstock two times and fussy cut out.

4. Use enough Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to tie into a bow.

5. Stamp both stem stamps in Old Olive ink on Whisper White cardstock two times and fussy cut out.

6. Stamp each of the leaf stamps in Old Olive ink on Whisper White cardstock one time each, punch out the one coordinating leaf with the punch, and fussy cut the other two out.

7. Stamp the sentiment in Terracotta Tile ink on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock, snip off at the end, and use the Banner Triple Punch on the other end.

8. Use a ¾” x 1 ¾” piece of Old Olive cardstock for layering under the sentiment and use the Banner Triple Punch on one end.

First, I layered the stems where I wanted them and then adhered them with liquid glue:

Next, I adhered the two medium tulips with liquid glue and the small and large tulips with dimensionals:

I then adhered the other two tulips and one of the leaves with dimensionals:

Finally, I adhered the last two leaves with liquid glue:

The tulle bow is adhered to the “bouquet” with a dab of liquid glue, the sentiment pieces are adhered together, and then adhered to the base layer. This completed piece is adhered to an Old Olive 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 Terracotta Tile ink, and adhere a ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you just love this stamp set?? Especially since tulips come in a variety of colors, it is so easy to create a bouquet in your favorite colors! If you don’t like to fussy cut, it is very easy to stamp the stems and tulips and then build up with the punch for the large tulip and leaves! This bundle will be available for purchase starting January 3rd, so don’t forget to add this to your list for the 2020 Mini Catalog!!

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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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!

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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New Years Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Groups New Years Theme 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, so let’s get started!

I chose to create a card to celebrate the new year, which can be perfect for invitations if you are having a get together, a service professional, or even if you missed someone on your Christmas list! Whether it’s one card or several, this is very easy to make!

To start, your base layer with be a piece of Gold Foil Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then a piece of Basic Black cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, to layer on top of the Gold Foil sheet:

I used two stamps from the Little Twinkle stamp set to create a “starry night” by heat embossing with Gold Emboss Powder:

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

1. Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out the balloons from the Gold Foil Sheet (the Basic Black cardstock will hide this) and use the numbers two and zero from the Make a Difference stamp set to heat emboss “2020” in Black Shimmery Emboss Powder.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1 ½” x 4 ½” and heat emboss the single star stamp with Gold Emboss Powder.

3. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out of Gold Glimmer Paper to spell “Cheers”.

To assemble the card, adhere the embossed Basic Black cardstock on top of the Gold Foil Sheet, adhere the embossed Whisper White cardstock piece in the middle, and use Multipurpose Glue to adhere the die cut letters to the embossed Whisper White cardstock:

The balloons are adhered with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the “Happy New Year” part of the stamp from Itty Bitty Christmas, and heat emboss more stars with Gold Emboss Powder:

Wasn’t that a fun and easy card to make? I chose to cut an extra piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside, this way if you make a mistake, just flip it over and start again! For me, it never fails that I make some sort of “boo-boo” and this just makes it easier! I also love it when I’m challenged to make a card and try to figure out what I have on hand to make something for an occasion that I normally wouldn’t make!

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 Christmas 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. Dawn Seelhoff  
3. Pam Nichols  
4. Luly Gonzalez  
5. Tina Wardell  
6. Christina Miller  
7. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Linda Cullen  
10. Gigi Melone 

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