Lovely Lily Pad Sympathy Card

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.

Card recipe:

* 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.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If you are interested in joining the Stampin’ Up! Team, I am happy to assist you. If you would like any of these products, please click on “Shop Now”.

As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Lovely Lily Pad Photopolymer Stamp Set
Lily Pad Dies
Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Glue Dots
Paper Trimmer

The Gang’s All Meer

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

The Gang's All Meer Cling Stamp Set (English)
Layering Circles Dies
Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Snail Adhesive
Paper Trimmer

Soft Spring

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

Soft Spring Photopolymer Stamp Set
Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Sale-A-Bration Mini Paper Cutter & Paper Sampler
Iridescent Sequin Assortment
Paper Trimmer
Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer

If you are in the market for a new paper trimmer, take a look at this one. I have to tell you, I really like it. The base of the paper cutter and the ruler include both imperial and metric measurements. This paper trimmer comes with one cutting blade and one scoring blade. (Additional cutting blades are sold separately). The ruler extends to 17”—-I really like this feature for bigger projects.

I’ve been using mine for awhile now, and the original blade is still sharp…no snags, pulls or tears in the edges of my paper. You paper crafters all understand how frustrating that can be.

Visit my on-line store for additional information and, as always, happy crafting! Colleen

Paper Trimmer

Product List
Paper Trimmer [152392] $25.00

Under My Umbrella

Today’s card was a fun one to make. I really like this stamp set! I looked in our mini catalog for inspiration and found a similar card on page 42. I started with Whisper White thick cardstock cut at 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”. Score at 4-1/4”. Next, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock (not the thick kind) at 4” x 5-1/4”. I stamped the flower images in Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Daffodil Delight and Rococo Rose. I think these images would also look good in a basic black. I went for lots of color.

The next step requires “masking” your images. To do this technique: stamp the image on a sticky note, then fussy cut around that image. Place that sticky note image over your original stamp (see right side of image below). Now you are ready to sponge!

I sponged Seaside Spray over my masked images (I kept moving those masks around…next time I will make more!). Use a light touch when sponging. You can always add more color later.

I like how these colors came together.

To finish the card, I stamped “Hello Sunshine” on Whisper White cardstock and punched that sentiment out with the Timeless Label punch. I used the 2019-2021 DSP for the umbrella and Rococo Rose In-Color cardstock for the label background and handle on the umbrella. Tie a bow with some twine and add bling of your choice to complete this project.

Sale-A-Bration is still going on. This is a great time to earn free products. Our new demonstrator deal is also going on—take a peek at my on-line store. If you have any questions, please send me a message.

As always, happy crafting! Colleen