Little a Lady Bug

Today’s card features the Little Ladybug stamp set. This is a free Host set (with a qualifying order) featured on page 17 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog. I love everything about this set. It is super cute, easy to stamp and is quite versatile. The sentiments range from: “Spread your wings and FLY” to “Hey, Lady”.

Card recipe:

~Cut Black card stock @ 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”. Score at 4-1/4”

~Cut Whisper White card stock @ 5-1/4” x 4” . Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White. One layer will be for the inside of your card.

~Cut Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper @ 5-1/4” x 2-1/2”

~Cut Poppy Parade card stock @ 5-1/4” x 1/2”

~Stamp your images. For the Ladybug, I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then colored in the wings using the Poppy Parade Dark Stampin’ Blend marker. I finished coloring with a basic grey marker for the body and Crushed Curry for the flower.

~Using your die cutting machine, cut a piece of Whisper White using the Layering Circles dies and a piece of Poppy Parade using the Painted Labels dies. Make sure you choose the circle that fits well with the Painted Labels die.

~Now it’s time to put this card together with your favorite adhesive. I work best with the Multi-Purpose Tombow glue. Use dimensionals to pop the Ladybug up. Add some bling and you are done! For this card, I used Peaceful Poppies sequins. I really like that some of these sequins “stand up” more….like little tulips! The colors are rich and really add a little extra to your card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. The last day for the Sale-A-Bration promotion is March 31, 2020. If you are in the United States and wish to purchase any of these products, please click the “Shop Now” button or send me a message. I’m happy to assist you. As always, Happy Crafting! Colleen

Product List
Little Ladybug Host Cling Stamp Set (English) [152384] $0.00 Painted Labels Dies [151605] $35.00 Layering Circles Dies [151770] $35.00 Poppy Parade 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [119793] $8.75 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [121045] $8.75 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730] $9.75 Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad [147050] $7.50 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] $6.00 Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [147275] $9.00 Peaceful Poppies Sequins [151325] $7.00 Paper Trimmer [152392] $25.00 Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00 Stampin’ Dimensionals [104430] $4.00

Timeless Tulips Bundle Sympathy Card

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.

Card recipe:

~ 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!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If you live in the USA and are interested in any of these products, I would love to be your demonstrator. Just click on the shop now link or leave me a message.

Have a wonderful day and, as always, happy crafting! Colleen

Timeless Tulips Bundle (English)
Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Terracotta Tile 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad
Timeless Label Punch
Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Snail Adhesive
Paper Trimmer

Timeless Tulips Easter Card

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.

Card recipe:

~ 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

Timeless Tulips Bundle (English)
Flirty Flamingo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
Flirty Flamingo Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Snail Adhesive
Paper Trimmer

March Paper Pumpkin

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.

As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

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.

If you are interested in placing an order, click the “Shop Now” tab or leave me a message.

As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Product List
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush [141897] $8.00