Today I have not 1 but 3 cards to share with you.They are easy to recreate and make the most of the lovely Desginer Series Paper. The Happiness Blooms suite is such a bright and happy range. The Double side paper features flowers and designs that coordinate in vibrant colours.
My sketch is very simple with a basic Designer Paper layer at 9.9cm x 14.2cm. I wanted to let these papers stand out so I didn’t embellish much. I have added a panel which has been die cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelit dies and then embossed with the Dot to Dot embossing folder.
The sentiment is from the Part of my Story stamp set. I won this at Prize Patrol at November On Stage, which is a fun event for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. However I hadn’t opened it as yet. These sentiments seemed to match with the fun generated in this suite so I thought this was the day to use them.
Each card has been accented differently. For this first card, I just fussy cut one of the flowers from the paper itself and attached it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To create extra interest on this card, I used the Bitty Blooms punches and layered flowers in Night of Navy and Petal Pink. Punches are so quick and a fun way to create. I think this is such a fun sentiment and would be suitable to send someone you haven’t caught up with a while or someone who just needs some cheering up. With those bright colours (how about that Pineapple Punch?) it is definitely going to boost someone’s spirits.
This sentiment has been punched and layered onto Pineapple Punch labels from the Story Label punch. This is a Sale-A-Bration coordination item and is only available until 31st March. – That’s only 11 days away. Free products also are only available for these few days so hurry to grab yourself some fabulous items.
How cute is that punch? Punches are the best for easy and quick papercrafting, you can’t go past them.
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What you need to create these cards:
It’s great to have you here for Step-it-Up Sunday. We’ve had a very hot week in Melbourne this week with temperatures averaging in the mid 30°s. Summer maybe over but it’s still giving us a reminder that it’s not over yet. I’ve got bright flowers to remind us of the fun colours of summer before we really get into autumn.
The incredible like you stamp set is a two-step stamp set and is perfect for the beginner card maker. With just some simple stamping this colourful card was so easy to create.
I first stamped the lines several times by stamping off first on a scrap bit of paper so I got a lighter image. Then I stamped the flowers and leaves directly over it.
I found that stamping the outline image of the flower first, made it easier for me to line up the fill in image, which was stamped off first before stamping on card, using Lovely Lipstick. The leaves were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Call Me Clover. Then I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black.
For this card I covered the card base with the Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. Love that these papers are coloured on one side and black and white on the other, giving you versatility for projects. On a panel of Whisper White cardstock, I recreated the image as I did for the Basic card. Then I embossed the sentiment in White Embossing Powder on Basic Black cardstock. This was then die cut and added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To step this card up I stamped the flowers, fussy cut and attached with Dimensionals. I also added some leaves punched from the Sprig punch. A die cut border from the Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies added a lovely lacy look to the bottom of the Whisper White panel. These dies come with 3 different borders to create different looks.
The Call Me Clover panel was created using the Country Floral Embossing Folder which is a Sale-A-Bration item. I achieved this effect by patting my ink pad directly over the depressed (not raised side/the side which hasn’t got the logo on it) side of the Embossing Folder. Then I ran the cardstock through the Big Shot. This created a coloured background with white embossed areas.
Here’s a look at some of the other colours I created using this method. I really love this look especially with this pretty embossing folder. Isn’t it effective?
Sale-A-Bration products are available while stocks last and only until 31st March. Also don’t forget the Sale-A-Bration coordination products. There are dies, stamps and punches to coordinate with other Sale-A-Bration items.
Have a fantastic week. Stay cool!
My card today is inspired by the colours of Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron and Petal Pink as I’m playing along in the Global Design Project Color Challenge.
I immediately thought of creating a vintage look card with an aged feel and the Lovely Lattice stamp set seemed it could work for this. I wanted to recreate the look of cards my parents used to get, over 40 years ago, on their wedding anniversary – the flowers with the distressed look on cream card.
For many years I used to create paper tole images and when I started creating this card, something inside me snapped (for want of a better word) and made me want to create different layers to these flowers. If you don’t like fussy cutting – fear not. Get yourself some Stampin’ Up! paper snips. They are second to none. Paper, ribbon – I use it on everything. That is all I have used to fussy cut around these flowers. And fussy cutting can be therapeutic in a weird kind of way – just follow the lines!
I stamped several images in Crumb Cake on Shimmery White Cardstock. Using the ink refills of Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron and Petal Pink, I coloured the images. Then I fussy cut and layered the flowers and leaves, adding sponging around all my images – a mix of Soft Sea Foam and Crumb Cake.
Drop by the Global Design Project page to see the other lovely projects that have been created for this challenge.
Home to Roost is the lovely country style stamp set I am using on my Step-it-Up Sunday feature. I just love the rooster in this set and I highlighted the reed which also come in this stamp set, in last week’s Step-it-Up Sunday. Pairing it with the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper really gives it a country feel.
I have kept it simple for the Basic card because that’s what it’s about. Just stamps, ink and paper and I’ve added some embellishments – because I can’t help myself!
I stamped the rooster on Whisper White cardstock. Then I inked up a clear block directly with the Daffodil Delight ink pad, spritzed with water and ‘stamped’ it over the rooster. This added a watercolour – look over the image. An easy way to add colour to your image.
The flower which is from the Butterfly Elements Sale-A-Bration offering, has been attached with a glue dot.
Product List for Basic Card
I stepped this card up by adding die cut squares and colouring the rooster with Stampin’ Blends. Don’t the Stampin’ Blends add a lovely, vibrant colour? You can almost hear the rooster crow.
I added a sponged background to the rooster. This was done by masking. Sponge Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive around the rooster.
I altered the Gingham DSP by adding some lines with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend to give it a bit of a plaid look. I think this adds to the country, homely feel of this card.
The Burlap ribbon has been separated and tied together to create the look of straw.
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Try this card and give it to a friend to thank them for their friendship. You just don’t know who may need to hear an encouraging word.
Have a great week.
Blessed Sunday to each of you. Hope each of you has had a good week and kept yourselves grounded doing what you love with your family and friends. My holidays end today and I am back at my main job in which I do administration at a school. Term 4 always is a busy one. I work with some great people so it makes it nice to go to work each day.
I’m also thankful for my Stampin’ Up! ‘job’ which gives me the flexibility to do what I love around my other commitments. I am able to create and share with others and also earn some extra money. Stampin’ Up! offers the opportunity for each demonstrator to take their business to whatever level we would like to take it to. If this is something that interests you and you would like more information, please contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001.
Step-it-Up Sunday today features the Graceful Garden stamp set. The rose images in this set are so pretty and really lend themselves to colouring with Stampin’ Blends.
This card is created with some simple stamping and colouring. Stamp the rose image in Gray Granite on Whisper White card stock and colour in with Light Petal Pink and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I have not used any shading on this but just coloured in the image so it’s a very quick make.. .
Stamp the sentiment in Granny Apple Green. Attach a strip of DSP at the bottom of the Whisper White panel. Then attach this panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto Thick Whisper White card stock.
Stamp the image as per the Basic card instructions and add shading with the Dark Petal Pink and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Fussy cut the image with scissors.
Using an aqua painter and Petal Pink ink refill, create a colour wash onto a panel of Shimmery White card stock 9.9 x 14.2cm. Attach the rose with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto this panel.
Stamp the sentiment and die cut with the Sweet Cake framelits die. Always worth checking die sets for elements that can be used for other projects, especially tags. I love the lace work on this one. Tie ribbon through with a single knot. To secure in place, attach some glue dots. Attach tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To step this card up, I’ve added some extra elements onto the Shimmery White card stock panel.
- Add Flirty Flamingo to the Shimmery White cardstock as a wash
- With the mask, add Gray Granite in the top right corner using a sponge dauber.
- In the top and bottom left use the Stitched labels die to die cut the decorative pattern.
- Use your aqua painter to flick drops of Flirty Flamingo ink onto the card
Colour the rose with Light and Dark Petal Pink and Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo. Fussy cut and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The doily is cut in quarters. Attach 2 quarters to the back of the DSP strip and trim off any excess.
For the sentiment, I used ink pads to stamp the different colours. Masking off was not necessary in this case as the stamp was easy to ink up from the top and bottom in the different colours. The blossom adds that perfect finishing touch to the tag.
Reminder that World Card Making day specials end today so grab a bargain and stock up on those essentials.
Yes YOU are! We love stamping, creating, crafting and seeing what wonderful things we can create out of beautiful paper. We are slightly addicted to paper crafting and together we love to share our ideas and inspiration.
I love this typewriter and all the cute little sentiments it’s got with it. It also has some lovely floral images, one of which I’ve used to create the border on this card. Stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock, it immediately has a vintage feel to it. The typewriter has been stamped on Wood Texture Designer Series Paper.
World Card Making Day Sale
Love this stamp set? It’s your lucky day. It’s on sale until Sunday 7th October. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to snag some great bargains.
Stampin’ Dimensionals are also on sale too and I plan to stock up on these. Those of you who have seen me make cards know that I love Stampin’ Dimensionals. I use it on every card I make and it’s in my card making ‘must have’ supplies. You can never have too many of these on hand and they always come in handy. It’s also a great stocking filler or a gift idea.
As always, I’m here to answer any questions and would love to hear your comments and feedback.
*Discounted price valid until 7th October 2018