Monday, September 18, 2017

Gourd Goodness - Thank Goodness Card

Hello stamping friends!
Thank you for stopping by today :)

Front of card
I would like to share a fun and easy card with you that incorporates fall colors and the lovely Gourd Goodness Stampin' Up! stamp set.  

Close-up of card
Inside of card

Enjoy your week and see you next time!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Tips and Tricks to recreate this card:
Cardbase in Tangerine Tango: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Very Vanilla: for inside of card: 5 1/4" x 4"; scrap strip 2" wide and whatever length to stamp and punch out greeting
Cajun Craze: strip 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" and scrap strip to punch out Pretty Label 
Painted Autumn DSP strip:  5 1/2: x 1 1/4"
1. Using Tangerine Tango ink, stamp leaf onto card front and inside of card as shown in photos;
2.  Glue DSP strip to the Cajun Craze strip and glue to card base as shown.
3.  Using Lemon Lime Twist Ink, stamp leaf onto scrap strip of Very Vanilla cardstock.
4.  Next ink up your greeting with Basic Gray ink and stamp over green leaf.
5.  Punch out greeting using Pretty Label Punch.
6.  Punch out one Pretty Label image from the Cajun Craze cardstock and then cut the label in half through the middle horizontally.
7.  Glue each half of your Cajun Craze Pretty Label piece to the punched greeting providing a peek-out above and below (see photo).
8.  Taking a strip of the gold mini sequin trim (I used about 6 1/2") fold and tape to backside of assembled punched greeting.
9.  Then attach a strip of the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon over top (see photos above).
10.  Now attach your finished and embellished greeting to the front of your card using Stampin' Dimensionals (I used three).
11.  Sign the back of your beautiful card; decorate your envelope and send off to someone special!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Painted Autumn Birthday Card

Hello Stampin' Friends 😊

Today I want to share with you a birthday card I made for one of my friends (who celebrated her birthday this past Saturday) and who will be getting her card some time this week as I sent it off to her via special delivery. (so she just might see this post before the delivery, but that's okay as her birthday is past and I didn't get the card out in time for it to arrive on Saturday).

Painted Harvest Birthday Card

I used Stampin' Up!'s stamp set Painted Harvest along with the matching Designer Series Paper called Painted Autumn.  Along with the Leaf Punch that comes with the bundle set, I used the Pretty Label Punch too!  I used a variation of this card design and color combination to create the make-n-take card at my Open House, which was held yesterday.  I have to tell you a little secret too:  one of my stampin'g gals used the exact same card layout in her make-n-take! - and no one had seen the birthday card layout - how cool is that ?! Love it! The card I actually did for the make-n-take had the focal design element centered on the card instead of offset, and I will show you that card next week (I forgot to take a picture of it for the post here).

Close-up of card front details

Inside of card

Now enjoy the rest of your day and I look forward to seeing you next week!
Happy Inky Stampin' Smiles!

Stamp'in Up! Supplies Used:

Tips and Tricks to Recreate this card:
Coming - ran out of time! 

Monday, September 4, 2017

You're Priceless Thank You Cards

Hello stamping friends and welcome to another blog post!
Today I am sharing the thank you cards I made for my customers this past week.

My Thank you cards to my loyal stamping buddies!

I used Stampin' Up!'s You're Priceless stamp set and the Pretty Lable punch - some of the very same supplies used in last week's stamp class -  bonus!

Now that Stampin' Up! has returned the 3x3 envelopes (whoo-hoo), I am back to making my mini cards!
I hope this week's card share gets your creative juices flowing as we head into September.

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

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Tips and Tricks to recreate this card:
Soft Sky cardstock: 6" x 3" and then scored along long edge at 3" to create 3x3 cardbase
Lemon Lime Twist cardstock strip: 3" x 1" - embossed with the Oh My Stars embossing folder
Whisper White: 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" square for inside of card and a scrap to stamp and punch greeting
1. Using Soft Sky ink and the diamond outline stamp, stamp the front of the card front as shown.
2. Use the Banner Triple punch to punch out the banner tail in your embossed Lemon Lime Twist cardstock strip.
3.  Glue to the left edge of the card base as shown (you will be trimming off a small amount of the Lemon Lime Twist that will be sticking up at the top of your card base).
4.  Ink and stamp your diamond focal piece using blue ink colors of your choice (I used Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Island Indigo and then I outlined the whole in Lemon Lime Twist) .
5.  Stamp your greeting onto scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black ink and then, one the ink has dried, punch out the greeing using the Pretty Label punch.
6.  Attach your greeting to the cardbase using the multipurpose glue.
7.  Attach your stamped diamond using stampin' dimensionals.
8.  Glue on a sequin in color of your choice (I used retired brights sequins) to the bottom right of your card (or add more if you so desire!)
9.  Stamp the tiny row of diamonds to the Whisper White square piece using Soft Sky ink. At the same time, stamp your matching envelope!
10.  Now don't forget to sign the back of your card and then send off to someone special!