Thinking of you with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great card featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite! This really is a perfect greeting for just about any occasion. I am happy to say that except for the Designer Series Paper and the cardstock pack, this suite is carrying over to the new catalog! This really is beautiful and versatile designer series paper and I will be sad to see it go at the end of this catalog! 

One of my favorite things to do with the tree trunk from the stamp set is to color it with daubers and then fussy cut it out. I first use a sponge dauber with Crumb Cake ink and color it all over, I then use another sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink around the outside of the tree trunk, and finally use my snips to cut out. After this, I use the sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink and go around the edge, which not only blends into the stamped image, but hides any mistakes you made. For today’s card, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed White Embossing Powder:

Additionally for the front of the card, you will need this design from the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, a 1” x 4” piece of Copper Foil Sheet embossed with the Climbing Vine TIEF, one of the copper Leaves Trinkets, and I created this little “knot” with the Nature’s Twine by “folding” the twine over about three times, tied the end piece around the middle into a knot, cut the end piece apart, and then then just used my finger tips to fray the ends:

To assemble the card front, I first adhered the embossed Copper Foil Sheet, adhered the sentiment piece with dimensionals, adhered the knotted twine and the trinket with glue dots:

This piece is then adhered to a 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, Tranquil Tide cardstock card base:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and then I adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of the DSP along the side. Typically, when you cut DSP you will have a 1 ½” x 4” piece left over and I will cut that in half so I have two pieces to use for the inside of my card:

Wasn’t this a fun and easy card to make? I chose to leave the inside blank, then this way I can use it for any reason, just have to stamp the sentiment! As I am writing, the DSP and cardstock pack are still available from my online store, but this will be only while supplies last since they are on the retirement list. The stamp set, dies, twine, and trinkets are carrying over into the new catalog, however, the discounted bundle for the stamp and dies are not. 

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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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Abstract Impressions Easel Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy easel card featuring the Abstract Impressions Suite! Making an easel card is a fun way to change things up from your typical card and who doesn’t love to make a fun fold card? I also thought I would change up the vellum cardstock by coloring it with a sponge brayer before I used the butterfly die!

To create the card base, I used Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” and at 2 ¾”. I also cut another piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, which will be your card front layer:

I used this design from the Garden Impression DSP, first cutting 1 ½” off one side (which I cut in half at ¾”) and then turned the DSP to the 6” side and cut that in half at 3”. This will give you two pieces measuring 3” x 4 ½” and two pieces measuring ¾” x 6”:

I cut a piece of Powder Pink cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed it with the Garden Trellis TIEF. I cut a piece of Vellum cardstock at 3 ½” x 4”, colored it with Powder Pink ink and a Sponge Brayer:

For the rest of the card front, you will need one piece of the DSP, a piece of Shaded Spruce ribbon (from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack) long enough to go across the DSP (about 4”), stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock, punching this out with the Everyday Label Punch and punch a piece out of the Silver Foil sheet (cut this in half to layer underneath the sentiment), and then use the butterfly die on the colored Vellum cardstock:

I first adhered the ribbon across the DSP, layered the Silver Foil sheet underneath the stamped sentiment, and this is adhered with dimensionals:

I used three of the 4mm Pearl Basic Jewels on the body of the butterfly and then placed Glue Dots underneath the pearls to adhere the butterfly to the DSP:

This is then adhered to the embossed cardstock and then this is adhered to the base layer:

To adhere the completed card front piece to the card front, burnish the card front at the score lines and then place adhesive on the bottom scored half. Here is a side view of the card:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and then adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off any excess. The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the smallest Layering Ovals Framelit, and then layered on a piece of Silver Foil sheet, which is cut out with the smallest scalloped Layering Ovals Framelit. The sentiment pieces is adhered just above the DSP with dimensionals, which will keep the card front in place, creating the easel:

Wasn’t this a fun card to make? You could actually make two cards at the same time since the DSP is cut for two cards. If you like the DSP, ribbon, embossing folder, or the Powder Pink ink and cardstock, you will want to order this now since they are all on the retirement list and are only available while supplies last thru June 3rd. The Abstract Impression stamp set and Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies are going to carry over to the new annual catalog, but the discounted bundle price will not and will have to be purchased separately.

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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Paper Pumpkin April 2019, Sentimental Rose p3

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which are my final two alternative creations from the Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin kit! These are quick and easy cards to make with just a few extra supplies. 

For the card on the left, you will start with this card base design and cut in half at the score line. You will also need this design from the layering card fronts, stamp the rose in Gray Granite ink, one of the corrugated labels, one of the die-cut labels and stamping the sentiment in Gray Granite ink, and the baker’s twine:

To assemble the card front, adhere the stamped card front layer to the base layer, tie the baker’s twine around the corrugated label into a bow, adhere this to the stamped layer, adhere the sentiment label with dimensionals towards to upper right corner, and then I added three of the enamel dots in Mint Macaron:

This is then adhered to a So Saffron cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is the other half of the cut card base, the sentiment and rose are stamped in Gray Granite ink:

For the card on the right, you will use the So Saffron card base design, cut in half down the score line. You will also need one of the corrugated element pieces, the flower layering card front, baker’s twine, and one of the die-cut labels, stamping the sentiment in Gray Granite ink:

To assemble the card front, adhere the flower layering card front onto the corrugated element, adhere this to the So Saffron base layer, tie the baker’s twine around the base layer into a bow, and adhere the sentiment with dimensionals. This is then adhered to a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Basic Black cardstock and then adhere this to a 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½” Gray Granite cardstock card base. I added a rhinestone to the middle of the rose for a little extra bling:

For the inside, use the other half of the card base and stamp the rose in Gray Granite ink. I left out a sentiment so I could use it for any congratulatory reason:

Both of these are very quick and easy! While I showed you different sentiments to use, you could always use the Happy Mother’s Day stamp for them all! If you have been thinking about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin or want to reactivate your subscription, here’s a sneak-peek at May’s kit HERE and you have until May 10thto sign up for this sweet kit!

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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Paper Pumpkin April 2019, Sentimental Rose p2

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which are two more alternative creations from the Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin kit! Since this kit has several sentiments you can use, I thought today I would show you a couple quick and easy birthday cards by utilizing the supplies in the kit to create a full-size card with just a few extra products.

For the card on the left, I cut the So Saffron note card base in half at the score line and you will also need one of the coordinating labels, one of the corrugated labels, and enough baker’s twine to fold in half and tie into a bow:

I first started by stamping the rose in Merry Merlot ink, covered the stamped image with a mask that I created, and then stamped the rose two more times: 

The sentiment is stamped on the label in Merry Merlot ink, adhered to the corrugated label, and this piece is adhered with dimensionals. The bow is adhered with a glue dot, I added rhinestones to the rose centers, and then this piece is adhered to a Merry Merlot cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I used the other half of the note card base, stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and then stamped the leaves in So Saffron and Mossy Meadow inks:

For the card on the right, I cut this note card base in half at the score line, one of the layering card fronts, the die cut flower and leaves, a corrugated label, and this die cut label:

Since this layering piece is going to be adhered horizontally and is too long, I trimmed ¾” off one end so that it measures 4 ¼”:

To assemble the front, adhere the layering piece across the middle of the base layer, adhere the leaves to the back of the rose and then adhere this with dimensionals, stamp the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink on the label, adhere this to the corrugated label, and then adhere that to horizontal piece. I also added one of the Flirty Flamingo enamel dots to the center of the rose:

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

For the inside, I used the other have of the note card base, stamped the sentiment and rose in Flirty Flamingo ink and stamped the leaves in Mint Macaron ink:

Quick and easy, right?? I really do love how this kit has versatile sentiments and it’s so easy to use everything to make lovely alternatives!

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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Paper Pumpkin April 2019, Sentimental Rose

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which are alternative creations from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Sentimental Rose! From this kit you can make 9 note sized cards, but I thought I would share with you some full-size alternatives using just a few extra supplies. What is so nice about this month’s kit is that you can a variety of cards with the sentiments! Today’s cards will be using the Mother’s Day sentiment.

For the card on the right, I cut the note sized card base in half (or on the score line), the printed side will be used for the base layer and the blank side will be used for the inside of the card. You will also need this label, stamping the sentiment in Gray Granite ink, one of the corrugated labels, this layering base layer, stamping the rose in Flirty Flamingo ink:

To assemble the card front, adhere the stamped layer to the base layer, use enough baker’s twine to wrap around twice and tie into a knot, adhere the sentiment piece to the corrugated label, adhering with dimensionals. I decided to use one of the Mint Macaron enamel dots for the center of the rose:

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

For the inside, the sentiment and rose are stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink and the leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron ink:

For the card on the left, I cut the note sized card base in half at the score line, the printed side will be used for the base layer and the blank side will be used for the inside of the card. You will also need one of the corrugated element pieces, one of the flower bases, and baker’s twine, folding a piece in half and tying into a bow, sniping the end pieces:

Adhere the flower base to the corrugated element piece (if you turn it the right way, it is layered so that the corrugated element piece is layered perfectly underneath):

Adhere this piece to the base layer, stamp the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink, and then adhere the baker’s twine with a glue dot. :

This completed piece is adhered to a Calypso Coral card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I decided to add some rhinestones, which I colored with Dark Calypso Coral and Dark Flirty Flamingo:

The inside sentiment and rose are stamped in Calypso Coral ink and the leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron ink:

Aren’t these quick and easy full-size alternatives?? If you missed my previous post, you can see it HERE, which is another alternative from this stamp set! I love how many alternative sentiments are in this month’s kit. If you are thinking about signing up for Paper Pumpkin, let me know and I will answer your questions!

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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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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Just a little sampling of the new Perennial Essence Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Perennial Essence suite from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! This suite is just stunning!! The suite includes the Floral Essence stamp set, Perennial Flower Punch, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, Perennial Essence 12” x 12” vellum cardstock (Old Olive, Petal Pink, and So Saffron colored vellum sheets!!), Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon, and Perennial Essence Floral Centers…aaaannnd there is a leaf stamp that coordinates with the Leaf Punch!! If you need some card and craft product updating, I highly recommend you consider this suite! It is very versatile, the DSP is gorgeous, maybe just add a sentiment set for any occasion, and you are set. Did I mention the paper is gorgeous?? Lol It really does look like it is hand painted! 

When I sat down to create a card with this suite, I chose to keep it “simple” and tired not to take away from the DSP, because this is the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP I chose to use:

To give you a little sampling of the suite, I stamped the petal on a piece of Petal Pink Vellum cardstock, first inking the stamp in Versamark ink and then Blackberry Bliss ink, heat embossing with Clear Emboss Powder, and punching out with the flower punch. I stamped the leaf stamp on the Old Olive Vellum cardstock in Versamark, heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder, and punched out with the Leaf Punch. You will also need one of the Perennial Essence Flower Centers and enough Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon to tie around the DSP into a bow:


While Pretty Peacock is not a coordinating color listed on the DSP, I thought it paired beautifully for the 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, cardstock card base. I tied the ribbon around the center of the DSP into a bow (this ribbon is very easy to manipulate), and then adhered to the card base:

To assemble the flower, I used glue dots to adhere the petal layers together, adhered the flower center (it is self-adhesive), and used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the back of the flower:

This completed flower is then adhered to the ribbon with glue dots to complete the card front:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, stamp the flower in Blackberry Bliss ink, and stamp the flower center in So Saffron ink:

So, what do you think of this suite?? It has a lot to offer and so many ways to be creative! Here is the make and take from OnStage to give you another sample of the suite:

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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