Easter is approaching so quickly! I really haven’t done any creating for it at all. I normally have my extended family over and I make them handmade invitations but this year it snuck up on me and I didn’t get any made in time – so I had to do an evite – I’m so sad.
I did create this card for my Stamp Club this month. I decided to use the Garden Girl stamp set with the cute little bunny. And the Springtime Foils Designer Series Specialty Paper from Sale-A-Bration. Sale-A-Bration is coming to and end – it will be here before we know it right there with Easter!
The Springtime Foils Specialty Paper is one of the Free Choices during Sale-A-Bration – you just need a $50 order and you can get the full pack. I used the stripes for my card and this paper works so beautifully with our Stampin’ Blends. I used the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends to color in the stripes in between the silver printed stripes. It’s subtle but pretty. It would be fun to do bright colored stripes – and even cut the paper into egg shapes.
The bunny is stamped with Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock – I did some coloring with my Smoky Slate Blends and cut him out. The fence is stamped in Crumb Cake ink and colored in with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. Then add the grass in Wild Wasabi and die cut with a Stitched Circle. Behind it is a Wild Wasabi scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circles Frameltis dies.
I tied some Silver Bakers Twine around the foil layer before adhering it with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front of my card. The small Happy Easter is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
I “hop” you enjoyed this card. Thanks for stopping by.
Have you noticed the Birthday Wit stamp set in the Occasions catalog? It’s on page 9. Since its basically all words it doesn’t stand out very well. It is a fun set to have to make some birthday cards.
For this card I used the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. It has gold foil accents. And painted brushstroke patterns. Some of the patterns are a bit bright for me so on this card I used the large sentiment from the Birthday Wit stamp set. I actually stamped it multiple times in a variety of colors – Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink and Rich Razzleberry. The main panel on the card was stamped with Soft Suede ink. and then I cut out all the block words and covered them with the colored words. This is another one of those short front cards where you can see the designer paper on both side. I used the White cotton ribbon on this one. And finished with some Gold Metallic dots.
I think it turned out to be a fun card!
There are only 3 more weeks of Sale-A-Bration left – if you haven’t placed an order to get your free product choices be sure to do it soon. There are some great options and once they are gone – they are gone. Now there are two things that will carry over into our new catalog – the Celebrate You Thinlits and the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. But they won’t be free you’ll have to pay for them then and the coordinating stamp sets won’t be available after March 31st.
Do you struggle with creating masculine cards? I think many of us do. But there are some new products in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog that make it easier to create them. I have two versions of this quick card for you. Both use the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. You could use any of the prints in the paper pack for these cards. I’ve made a stack for a swap and I’ve been using them in classes. And they use a stamp set that you might have missed! In the very front of the Occasions catalog on the page by the table of contents is the Birthday Wishes for You stamp set. The sample in the catalog is very feminine because of the color but there is nothing feminine about the set at all.
The card base is Chocolate Chip. Then add the Designer paper and then the stamped Very Vanilla strip. To give it just a little more color I used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends marker to color in the birthday. Did you know that you can stamp with the classic ink – I used Chocolate Chip here – and it works great with the blends.
Here is another version of this card.
For this one I added the banner – stamped on another piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut out. Then pop it on the front with some mini dimensionals. These are quick cards.
Yesterday I shared a fun card idea that featured both sides of a piece of designer series paper. Well like I said I had made several different ones and today I’m sharing another one with you. This one featured products from the Picture Perfect Birthday Suite.
The Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series Paper is such a fun little stack of paper. One side of each piece is a photo and the other side is a graphic pattern. It was fun to use this card idea with these papers. And with all the different designs there were lots of options for what could be on the front of your card. I used candles for this one, but there are balloons, party hats, donuts, party blowers and more.
Here is a supply list and measurements:
Bermuda Bay card stock – 5-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, scored at 4-1/4″
Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper – 5-1/2″ x 3″
Whisper White card stock – 5-1/4″ x 4″ (for the inside)
I decided for 2018 to challenge myself to mail at least one card every Monday. And to post it on social media with the hashtag #mailacardmonday – I figured if I told the world I was doing it and everyone was looking for me to do it I was way more likely to actually do it. We are now 8 Monday’s into the year and I have been sending out at least 7-8 cards every Monday! It’s working. So how many days does it take to form a habit – is it 21 or 66 so something else? I don’t know for sure but right now for me I seem to be doing good and plan to keep it up. Who is joining me?
Have you seen my mailbox? I’ve been posting my mailbox with either my cards in it or me putting them in. It’s funny how many people like my mailbox.
We don’t actually get a choice for out mailbox in my neighborhood. Everyone has the same one. They do look pretty good but it doesn’t take much to break one. A neighbor ran right over mine a couple of years ago. And every neighbor dog makes a pit stop there.
Anyway I thought I would share with you one of the cards going out in my mail today. This week’s mail is really going out on Tuesday because it was a holiday on Monday. We’ve had a lot of Monday Holidays already this year.
I have some thank you cards going out for some online orders that I’ve received in February. I’ll have more going out next week too. This is a fun card idea that I got from another demonstrator (my friend Renee Kohnke) when I went to Michigan at the beginning of the month. This way you can show both sides of the Designer Series paper. I modified it a little bit so I could use a 3″ wide piece of paper on my cards. You are basically cutting away 2-3/4″ from the front of the card and then attaching the designer paper to the short flap in it’s place. I just realized I should have taken a photo of the inside of the card so you could see it.
Here are the supplies and measurements for you:
Very Vanilla Thick card stock – 5-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, scored at 4-1/4″
Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper – 5-1/2″ x 3″
Vellum card stock – 5″ x 3-3/4″
Color Me Happy Stamp set
Gold Embossing Powder
Tear & Tape
3/8″ Metallic-edge Ribbon Gold
Very Vanilla Envelope
Pink Pirouette Light Blender Pen ( for coloring the flower on the envelope)
To make the card add Tear & Tape to the inside edge of the short front on the card base. Lay your card down as though you were going to close it and align the Designer Paper with the back of the card, then fold over that front flap so the paper attaches to it. For any adhesive that is hanging over on the inside – place your ribbon right on top of it – then tie in a knot on the front. Next I slid the vellum piece in place (emboss your words on it first) and then used glue dots to attach it so the glue dots are hidden under the ribbon.
When you open the card you see the other side of the Designer paper on the inside. I have made 3 or 4 different cards with this fun idea already.
Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
This Little Piggy sure does make a cute Valentine.
The stamp set This Little Piggy in the annual catalog has lots of potential for Valentine’s Day. There is the Hogs & Kisses and Loves You and even the You Make Me Happy – I think all could be perfect for Valentine’s Day. One of the things that I did with my stamp set – which is the clear mounted rubber – is that I cut my words apart from the Piggy images. Then I could mix and match any way that I wanted. If I want to use them together as designed I just mount them on the block together. Here is a cute little card that I made.
This one is perfect for Valentine’s or for any time to say I Love you. You can easily change it to a Thank You card by using the “Says, Thanks” image instead. There are even kissy lips in there to go along with the Hog & Kisses. Have fun with this little piggy!
I’d love to be able to send you a card like this to say Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! Family!
I just mailed one out to one of my new team members last week. I made this cute card using the Flying Home stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and the Banners for You stamp set from the Annual Catalog. I used an aquapainter and my ink pads to watercolor the images.
It is a great time to join my Stampin’ Up! Team. My team is the PAWS team. And PAWS stands for Play A lot With Stamps. We meet monthly in my classroom, go on a retreat in the summer, and we are already planning our trip to the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Orlando, Florida for November. 2018 is going to be a fun year!
During Sale-a-Bration you can purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit for $99 – Free shipping – but you do have to add tax. And do you know what you can get for that?
You’ll choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products
TWO Free additional stamp sets (of any value – choose the most expensive one if you want that’s another $100)
you get business supplies
a past Paper Pumpkin kit ($20)
Free Shipping (yay!)
You’ll only pay $99! Want an even better deal? Ask me about using Stampin’ Rewards to reduce the cost of your Starter Kit so you can join for less, or even FREE! You’ll love what this opportunity brings into your life, and trust me: seeing a customer’s face when they stamp for the first time is priceless. Visit my website and click JOIN THE FUN!
This week is my monthly Card Maker’s Class. If you live local to me come join me and make some cards this month. I have this class set up at the end of the month so that you can make your cards and have them ready to go for the following month. There is always an assortment to choose from. And this month I’ll be including a couple of choices for Valentine’s Day too. There are always Birthday cards to choose from – here is a new one for this month.
This one uses the new Picture Perfect Party Suite of Products in the new Occasions Catalog.
Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set
Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series paper
Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots
plus the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It’s a fun party card perfect for a Birthday.
Have you seen all the fun items you can earn FREE during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion? This annual promotion runs through the end of March. With a $50 product order you can earn FREE products. And this year they added a second tier level. So with a $100 order you can get some special new items for FREE! There are 2 level 2 choices – one is a beautiful stamp set and the other is a set of Thinlits. Let me show those to you today.
The Celebrate You Thinlits Dies are one of your level 2 choices and I used the Celebrate on this card. The Thinlits coordinate with the Amazing You stamp set – that’s where the word YOU comes from on this card. But there is also a die in the set with the word YOU. Plus a third die that says amazing. I love the word dies – they make quick and easy cards.
I did use one more Sale-A-Bration choice on this card and that’s the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper. But this card would be fun with any designer paper and color combination.
Watch this quick video showing the Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits.
I’ve been planning to blog all week and I just haven’t gotten to it. My house is a total disaster. We are doing renovations – a lot! It’s a project that started a couple of months ago to replace our dining room table and our sofa. It has grown to so much more and I’m so ready for it to be done. Every room in my house has been impacted. If there isn’t work going on in that room then the room is full of stuff from the other rooms. My poor dogs are so confused. And please don’t open any closets – they are filled right now. I think this is why people move after a certain period of time – it’s too much trouble to do all this work and live in the house with your stuff. We have lived in this house for 24 years now. And we will stay here for a long time.
I hope you are having a great week. I know around here the kids are happy – school holiday on Monday, and weather related school closures Wednesday – Friday. Yes they had a 1 day school week. The weather is making our renovation project stretch out – I had really hoped today they would be done and out of here. But they will be back next week…….