Today’s card is a simple sympathy card using the Timeless Tulips Bundle, 3 colors of card stock, some simple stamping, an embossing folder, twine and bling. This card really comes together quickly.
~ The base: cut Pretty Peacock card stock at 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”. Score at 4-1/4”. For the tag: punch out a piece of scrap Pretty Peacock card stock using the Timeless Label punch. I use this punch a lot.
~ For the second layer: cut two pieces of Whisper White card stock at 5-1/4” x 4”. One of these will be for the inside of your card. Punch out a label for your sentiment using the Whisper White card stock and the Timeless Label punch.
~ Stamp your images on the Whisper White card stock using Terracotta Tile and Old Olive ink pads. When the ink is dry, run this piece through your Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This is an optional step, but I think it adds more texture to your card.
~ Using the largest tulip stamp, stamp the image on a scrap of Terracotta Tile using the same color ink. Once dry, punch that image out.
~ Adhere your sentiment to the punched out piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock creating a shadow effect. Once you figure out where you want to place the sentiment, wrap some twine around that area.
~ Adhere the Whisper White layer to the front of your card base. Pop the punched out tulip and sentiment tag up on dimensionals and place in the appropriate location. Add some bling and your card is done!
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Have a wonderful day and, as always, happy crafting! Colleen
Today’s card is a simple Easter card using the Timeless Tulips Bundle, 2 colors of card stock, simple stamping, some ribbon and bling. This card comes together quickly without a lot of supplies.
~ The base: cut Flirty Flamingo card stock at 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”. Score at 4-1/4”. For the tag: cut 1” x 3”.
~ The second layer: cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock @ 5-1/4” x 4”. One of these will be for the inside of your card. For the tag: cut 3/4” x 3”.
~ Stamp your images on the Whisper White card stock. I love the soft color of the Flirty Flamingo. It photographs a little dark so check out the color sample at the bottom of this blog for a better look. The Old Olive is the perfect color for the stems/ leaves.
~ Using the largest tulip stamp, stamp the image on a scrap of Flirty Flamingo card stock using the Flirty Flamingo ink pad. I love how this looks. Punch that out.
~ Run this layer (after stamping) through your Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This is an optional step, although I do think it adds a bit of texture to the card.
~ I colored the ribbon with the dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend. Again, this is an extra step.
~ It’s time to put your card together. Adhere the ribbon around the Whisper White layer and add a bow. I always make my bows separate and use a mini glue dot to place on top of the ribbon. Glue this piece to the Flirty Flamingo base. Now, add the large tulip using dimensionals. Flag the sentiment…use a punch or scissors…whatever works best for you. Add some bling and the front of your card is done!
~ I used the Decorative Ribbon Border to add a little extra to the inside card base. If you don’t have this, I think the small tulip stamped in the corner would be lovely.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card! As always, Happy Crafting! Colleen
This March, Paper Pumpkin is celebrating it’s seventh year of fun, easy and creative projects! This kit comes with a specially designed box. Per the Stampin’ Up website, think daffodils, raindrops and a fresh spring vibe.
This month’s kit will also include two stamp sets—that’s pretty exciting news. Paper Pumpkin is a great way to build up your supplies and stamps. This is how I store my Paper Pumpkin stamp sets (once I’ve finished the project): a mini photo album! The photo slots (4” x 6”) are the perfect size to slip those stamp sets into. There is enough room next to the photo slots to write the month/ year/ kit title. I can not tell you how many times I look through this album looking for sentiments—or– more often than not, a birthday stamp…
This kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes. The coordinating colors are: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce and So Saffron.
If you are interested in purchasing this kit, please send me a message or visit my on-line store. Ordering dates are now through March 10th.
I love this product! This glitter brush adds just the right amount of glitter and sparkle to your projects without making a mess or going “over the top”. You can find this in the “Coloring Tools” section of the Stampin’ Up annual catalog on page 180.
I use Wink of Stella often and if you are looking for an inexpensive way to add a little something extra to your images, this is a great value for your money.
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Today’s card is made with the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set. The real stars of this card are the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper and the Lily Pad dies. These products can be found in the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog which runs through March 31,2020. To quote the catalog, this DSP is full of impressionistic images in rich colors.
* Cut a piece of thick Whisper White cardstock at 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” and score at 4-1/4”.
* Cut a piece of Lily Impressions DSP at 5-1/4” x 4”.
* Use the Lily Pad dies to cut the “petals”. I used Poppy Parade cardstock and went over the top with Wink of Stella to give those flowers a little sparkle. Once that is dry, match up your images and adhere to the DSP. I always put a dot of glue on a scrap of paper and use a toothpick to apply the glue to the small areas.
*While you have the Poppy Parade out, punch out a piece using the Timeless Label punch. Add a touch of Wink of Stella to that punched out piece.
* Wrap a strip of Whisper White 1/4” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the DSP and adhere to the back (this is the one time I always use snail). This ribbon looks beautiful in it’s soft white, but can also be dyed using your Stampin’ Blends! (Page 25 of the mini catalog).
* Stamp your sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock (the regular kind), punch that sentiment out using the Timeless Label punch and adhere that to the Poppy Parade punched out cardstock.
Now—put the card together. Adhere the DSP to the card base, pop your sentiment up on dimensionals, and add the bling of your choice. I used the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
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How cute is this set? I made today’s card for my great-nephew’s birthday. Kids love all things interactive, don’t they?!
I took the dimensions and instructions straight from Cathy Williams YouTube video. I could write it all out, but, seriously, her video is so good.
The colors I used: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana and Poppy Parade. I used the Stampin’ Blends (Crumb Cake) to color in the Meers and fussy cut the little birthdays hats.
The DSP is the retired Animal Expedition. I think this paper is so cute and went so well with this card. I’m a big believer in using what you have.
I made a quick band to keep the card closed—1” Old Olive wrapped around the card, cut to size and the edges glued together. I stamped the front image and cut using the Layer Circles dies.
I love how this card turned out! If you are interested in any of these products, please check out my on-line store. (Click the Shop Now tab). As always, Happy Crafting! Colleen
Today’s cards feature the stamp set Soft Spring. This stamp set is a Host set and is only available with Stampin’ Rewards. I love earning free product!!
Let me walk you through making these cards. I like to make at least two cards in different colors while I have everything out. To start, cut Pretty Peacock and Rococo Rose card stock at 11” x 4-1/4”. Score at 5-1/2”.
I wanted to add some texture to the cards. Cut the second layers at 4” x 5-3/8”. For the Rococo Rose layer, I used the Tufted Dynamic textured impressions embossing folder. For the Pretty Peacock layer, I used the Subtle Dynamic textured impressions embossing folder. If you are only going to purchase one embossing folder, I would go with the Subtle Dynamic one. It works with all card styles and both masculine and feminine cards.
The background DSP is part of the sampler package offered through Sale-A-Bration. You get a bit of everything and some of these papers are gorgeous. Cut the longer layer at 2-1/8” x 5-1/8” and the other layer at 2-9/16” x 1”.
Use Whisper White card stock for the stamped images: cut at 5” x 2”, 2-1/2” x 7/8” and cut the inside layer of your card now: 5- 1/4” x 4”. Now it is time to stamp those images. I stamped the base of the flowers/ leaves in Old Olive and then the flowers in Pretty Peacock and Rococo Rose. The bug was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. This is a two step stamping process. First the main image, then the flowers and leaves. I did take the sentiments from two other sets: Timeless Tulips and Little Ladybug.
It‘s time to put this card together! Use the adhesive of your choice. I like the Tombow glue. Add the bling and twine/ ribbon of your choice. The Clearance Rack is a great way to build up your supplies without spending a fortune. Check out my on-line store to see what is being offered. The Clearance Rack is updated frequently.
I really enjoyed making these cards. I hope the card recipe is easy for you to follow. As always, Happy Crafting. Colleen