Monday, April 24, 2017

Love & Affection -Yay You! Birthday Card

Happy Monday!
I hope you had a great week - and that you are here for some stamping inspiration.
My card for you today is one that I made with some stamping friends yesterday afternoon.  Everyone loved the simple layout and we all had a great time making this card.  We even came up with some alternate ideas and I will make one to show you next week.

Clean and simple card

Close-up of card details

Have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you again next week.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Tips to recreate this card yourself:
Whisper White Thick cardstock 11" x 4 1/4"
Gold Glimmer Paper strip:  3 1/2" x 5/8"
Whisper White strip: 3 1/2" x 5/8"
Flirty Flamingo piece: 1 1/2" x 2"
Cucumber Crush piece 1 1/2" x 2"
1. Fold Whisper White Thick cardstock in half to create your card base.
2. Taking large flower from the Love & Affection stamp set, ink up with Crumb cake ink and stamp onto card base as shown in photo.
3. Taking another, smaller, flower stamp from this set, ink up with Flirty Flamingo ink and stamp randomly onto your card base.
4.  Choose a greeting from the Greatest Greetings stamp set and ink up with Crumb Cake ink and stamp onto strip of Whisper White cardstock.
5.  Cut out a flag shape on left had side of stamped greeting (the right end will be underneath a flower.
6.  Cut out flag shapes at each end of the Gold Glimmer Paper.
7.  Using the Multipurse Glue, glue your glimmer strip to the card base as shown in photo.
8. Now glue the greeting strip over top of the glimmer strip and let dry.
9.  Now stamp a flower shap onto the piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock with Flirty Flamingo ink.
10. Also stamp two leaves onto the piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock using Cucumber Crush ink.
11. Fussy cut out the flower and two leaves using your paper snips.
12.  Shape the flower and leaves on your piercing mat and then glue the leaves to the back of the flower and then the flower onto your card.
13.  Last, attach some Pearl Basic Jewels to your card as desired! (See photos for ideas).
You can finish off your card by stamping the inside as desired and also stamp onto your envelope.
Now, send off to someone you know will love your handmade card!

Monday, April 17, 2017

High Tide - Thank You Card

Hello stamping friends!
I hope you had a lovely Easter Weekend!

Today I wish to inspire you to take out your High Tide Stampin' Up! stamp set and create a card.  This thank you card was inspired by a card I made at the recent stamping meeting I attended.

Card front


Inside of card


Enjoy your week and I look forward to you stopping by again soon for another visit.
Happy Stamping!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Tips to Recreate This Card:
Whisper White Thick: 11" x 4 1/4"
Pool Party: 5 1/4" x 4"
Dapper Denim: 2" x 4"
Whisper White: die cut a 3" circle (largest die from the Layered Circles Framelit die set)
Scrap of Whisper White for greeting
1.  Emboss the Pool Party piece with the Softly Fallling TIEF.
2.  Stamp the Lighthouse with Dapper Denim Ink.
3.  Stamp sky with Pool Party Ink.
4. Stamp rocks with Crumb Cake Ink.
5.  Stamp greeting of choice from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set onto scrap using Dapper Denim Ink and then punch out with the Classic Label Punch.
6.  Using the Banner Triple Punch, punch out the banner end from the Dapper Denim strip.
7.  Glue the Pool Party mat onto your card base.
8.  Glue the Dapper Denim banner strip to the card mat as shown in photo.
9.  Attach the stamped circle piece to card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
10. Stamp the "thank you" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set with Dapper Denim Ink onto scrap of Whisper White Thick cardstock and punch out with the Classic Label punch. Trim punched out greeting as shown in photo.  Then glue your greeting to card base as shown.
11. Apply some glitter to the "dots" in the lighthouse (I used the retired Clear Dazzling Details).
11. I stamped the "Thank You" from the now retired SAB So Very Much stamp set to the inside of the card with Pool Party ink and the "so very much" using Dapper Denim Ink.
12.  I also stamped the "Thank You" image onto the envelope with Pool Party Ink.
Done :)   Now onto another project.....(see you again soon).  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Butterfly Basics - Happy Birthday

Happy Monday and welcome!
I hope you find some stampin' inspiration here today to get your creative mojo going!

My card share today is a spin off from last week's card.  I really love using Stampin' Up!'s stamp set called Butterfly Basics - it is such a versatile set!  I also enjoy working with the subtle but beautiful color scheme of Crumb Cake, Whisper White and any soft pastel colors.  In this case, I again used the color Flirty Flamingo.  I also incorporated the lovely lace doily, linen thread and my favorite Pearl Basic Jewels.

Card front

Closer view of card front

Close-up to show coloring, sponging and embelllishment details.

Have a wonderful week!

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Tips and Tricks to Recreate:
Whisper White Thick cardstock for cardbase:  11" x 4 1/4"
Crumb Cake mat:  5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White Thick stamping piece: 4 1/4" x 3" and a scrap piece for greeting
Scrap of Flirty Flamingo for punched 1" circle
1.  Use the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss the Crumb Cake piece;
2.  Using a sponge and the Crumb Cake Ink, sponge the edges of the embossed matting and then glue to your Whisper White Thick cardbase (I glued mine on an angle but you don't have to!).
3.  Stamp and clear emboss the flower image from the stamp set to your stamping piece by first inking up your stamp with Versamark Ink and then ink directly with the Early Expresso Ink.  This gives you extra time to cover your stamped piece with the clear embossing powder.
5.  Now coat your stamped image with clear embossing powder and heat set with your heating tool.
6.  Color in your stamped image as desired using inks and blender pen.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi and Crushed Curry ink pads.
7.  Trim your colored image down so that it is 2" wide and that a bit of the stamped image "extends past" the right cut line.  I used my trimmer to cut up to, but not through, the stamped part of the image on the right hand side, and then I used my paper snips to cut around the "extended part" of the stamped image.
8.  Punch the top of your 2" stamped strip using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.
9.  Attach a 4" piece of Flirty Flamingo ruched ribbon to the tag top using a small amount of your snail or a mini glue dot to each side of the tag.  This holds the ribbon in place while you then tie a bit of the linen thread around the top portion of the ribbon (see photos above).
10.  Stamp greeting of your choice onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Thick using Early Expresso Ink (you can emboss this too if you wish). I then punched out the greeting us the Classic Label punch. (I also punched out another piece using Flirty Flamingo cardstock and glued it to the backside of the greeting as shown in photo).
11.  Punch out a 1" circle from Flirty Flamingo cardstock.
12.  Cut a lace doily in half.
13.  Glue the 1" circle to the backside of the doily as shown and then place the doily to the backside of the tag as show in photo.
14.  Attach your stamped creation to the cardstock base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
15.  Attach your greeting as shown in photo with the Multipurpose Glue.
14.  Finish off the inside of the card as you desire (I left mine blank, but you could use same idea from last week's card) and also make a matching envelope.

You are finished! Enjoy!!!!