Hi! Happy Friday and end of the work week! Today I have 2 cards to share with you featuring the soon-to-be gone Kangaroo & Company! This set is adorable and perfect for welcoming a new little one, celebrating a birthday, or just wanting to let someone know you are thinking of them.
Let’s talk about this adorable baby card. The base is Balmy Blue followed by a layer of Basic Black. The Designer Series Paper is from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper pack which is retiring at the end of the month.
The kangaroo is stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and Flirty Flamingo for the ear. The baby is colored with Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend and Flirty Flamingo as well. The coordinating dies in the bundle are used to die cut both. The mama die also cuts a slit for her pouch so baby can get tucked in!
The sentiment is stamped in Balmy Blue and the hears in Flirty Flamingo. The Ovals were die cut with the now retired Layering Ovals and Stitched Shapes dies. I had sent this card to my nephew and his wife on the arrival of their little boy.
For the second card, I decided to do a sponged background for my focal point. I created a template using the piece of cardboard that comes in the Designer Series Paper – cut down to the same size as my image panel – in this case 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ – and then die cut an oval from the center. Lay the template over your Basic White cardstock and sponge Pear Pizzazz for the grass and Balmy Blue for the sky. Remove the template and you have your sponged background.
The grass was stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink. The flowers, butterfly and kangaroo were stamped in Memento Black Ink. The kangaroo was colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. The flowers were colored with Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends. The butterfly was colored with the light and dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. All three pieces were die cut with their coordinating dies. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Black ink.
The base of the card is Gorgeous Grape with a layer of Highland Heather on top.
Don’t let this bundle hop away! Order your set here.
Hi! As we come up on the end of the January-June Mini Catalog (it’s retiring on June 30th), I wanted to point out the Happy Thoughts stamp set. This stamp set contains sentiments for both the inside and outside of your card, making it the perfect addition to your papercrafting Go-To’s.
This card features the gorgeous Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper – also retiring on June 30. The Paper is cut using the Quite Curvy Dies – also disappearing on June 30.
And why did I not notice before how well Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape coordinate? I guess I don’t often reach for the purples in my collection – but I might just do that a little more as I love this combination.
This is a quick and simple card, but by adding a dash of ribbon (sorry, it is already retired) and Pastel Pearls (Yay! These carried over to the 2021 Annual Catalog), you have a gorgeous card ready to send that can be made in about 10 minutes.
Here are the dimensions and scoring:
Base: Gorgeous Grape – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side and folded
Layer: Highland Heather – 5 1/4″ x 4″
Designer Series Paper – 5 1/4″ x 3″ and cut with the Quite Curvy dies
Add some bling and your sentiment- and you are done!
Make sure you check out the Last Chance list for the Jan-June Mini catalog and grab your favorites (some at a discount!), before they are gone!
Hi! It is strawberry season here in the Northeast US and what couldn’t be sweeter than the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!
I love the pop of color on this card from the Poppy Parade of the strawberries and sentiments to the Soft Succulent of the leaves and stems. It just makes it pop. And what a sweet way to Thank someone special.
The base of the card is Poppy Parade measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half. A Basic White layer measuring 5 1/2″ x 4″ holds are main images.
Crumb Cake ink is used to stamp the flowers randomly on the Basic White. The Strawberries and leaves are stamped on scrap Basic White and punched with the coordinating Strawberry Builder punch. A few Gilded Gems adds the final touch.
I am so excited that the Strawberry Punch is back in stock and that you can now order this sweet bundle!
There are tons of new stamps, dies, punches, embellishments and let’s not forget the new set of In Colors! If you live in the USA and would like a hard copy of the catalog, please send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to send you one. You can also view it on-line by clicking on the catalog icon in the right side bar.
There are 2 promotions happening this month with the start of the new catalog as well!
Host a workshop this month and when your party reaches $250 in sales (prior to S/H and tax) you earn an additional $25 in host credit! That means you get $50 to spend on new products! How cool is that? This benefit is also available for individual orders of $250.
Join my team during the month of May and get an extra $30 of product in your Starter Kit! The Kit is $99 + tax (shipping is FREE!) for $125 of product – but during the month of May, you choose $155 in product! With the new catalog – I have no doubt you’ll find more than $155 that you love – so this is a great way to add to your collection. If you are all ready to join, click here.
If you have any questions about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, feel free to reach out – I am happy to answer your questions.
Want an even better deal? Did you know that you can use your Host Rewards toward the price of the Starter Kit? That means, if you host a workshop that reaches $250, you can apply the $50 in host benefits toward the $99 cost of the kit – so you pay only $49 plus tax for $155 in product! You just can’t beat this deal! Reach out today by sending me a note at email@example.com and I’ll be happy to set up a virtual party for you!
Can’t let the day go by without a card to share!
YOU MEAN SO MUCH CARD
1. Rub the Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin’ Pad over one piece of 2″ x 2″ (5.1 x 5.1 cm) Very Vanilla Cardstock, and the Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad on the other piece of 2″ x 2″ (5.1 x 5.1 cm) Very Vanilla Cardstock. Rub the smallest piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (1″ x 1″; 2.5 x 2.5 cm) with Soft Suede ink. Die cut the flower pieces from the inked cardstock. 2. Stamp the sentiment on another piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (2-1/2″ x 1-3/4″; 6.4 x 4.4 cm) and die-cut. 3. Stamp background flowers on last piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (4-1/2″ x 3″; 11.4 x 7.6 cm) in Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, and Soft Suede ink. 4. Fold the Balmy Blue Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″; 14.9 x 21 cm) in half to create the card base. 5. Adhere the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (3-1/4″ x 4″; 8.3 x 10.2 cm) to the card front. 6. Snip the ends of the ribbon. Fold ribbon in half and adhere to the back of the sentiment piece. Layer flower pieces and adhere flower and sentiment to stamped Very Vanilla Cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere entire piece to card.
Hi! Today I am saying goodbye to a few more of my favorite stamps and embossing folder. I shared these cards in my Facebook Live last night.
The main images are from the Field Journal stamp set. I wanted to show that the set could be used for feminine cards as well as masculine. I also incorporate Here’s A Card – a great sentiment set for both the front and inside of the card as well as the Swirly Frames stamp set – great for adding a little punch to your cards. I decided to use the same color palate for both cards – Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler.
Both pieces of Cherry Cobbler have been embossed. The berry card uses the Old World Paper Embossing Folder – love the texture you get from this folder. The Chipmunk uses the Subtle Embossing Folder – a little hard to see in this picture – but does add a nice touch to the overall card. I am sad to see both folders leaving our line-up next week.
If you are missing any of these products, simply click on them below to go to my store and add them to your cart. They are truly a great addition to your crafting stash!
Here’s the video showing both cards and how they are made:
Hi and Good Morning! It is a rainy Saturday here for me and I could use a little brightening up – so decided to share with you today this fun interactive card featuring one of my favorite sets that is sadly retiring on May 3.
The images for this card are from the Under My Umbrella stamp set. The set along with the coordinating Umbrella Builder punch are both leaving us on May 3. I die cut squares using the two largest stitched squares from the Stitched Shapes Dies (also retiring on May 3).
The boots and flowers are stamped with Black Memento Ink and colored with the following Stampin’ Blends: Real Red, Pool Party, Old Olive and So Saffron.
I did mention the card is interactive – if you pull on the ribbon, the boots flip open to reveal this:
Isn’t that so cool? These are so easy to make!
You will need the following supplies to make this card:
Base Pool Party – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half
Layer Basic White – 5″ x 3 3/4″ – I embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder (A favorite that is also retiring)
Strip Pool Party – 2″ x 6″ – score at 2″ and 2 1/2″
Tag Topper Punch (also retiring)
Classic Label Punch (also retiring)
Tear & Tape
Whisper White Crinkled Ribbon
Scraps of Pool Party – to die cut largest square
Scraps of Basic White – to die cut second largest square – need 2
You can see how to make this fun interactive card in this video:
Please let me know if you have any questions – I’m happy to answer them!
Just a reminder, the following items used in this card are retiring and are available while supplies last – so if they aren’t a part of your crafting supplies – click on the link below the item to head over to my store to get them before they are gone.
Hi! We are counting down the Annual 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and today we are saying goodbye to Geared Up Garage and coordinating dies with these masculine birthday cards!
Did you check out the prints in the Well Suited Designer Series Paper from the January-June Mini Catalog? They are great to pair with this set in the Annual Catalog.
For this particular card, I stamped the car in Memento Black ink and colored with the Real Red Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and also stamped in Memento Black ink.
To add a little flair, three banner tags were created using the retiring Triple Banner punch from Basic Gray, Real Red and Basic Black card stock.
For this second card, I switched up my color palette to Gray Granite and Night of Navy.
The designer series paper is once again from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper pack in the January-June Mini catalog. The gas can and tool box are stamped in Night of Navy ink and die cut. The gears are die cut from Night of Navy card stock. I added the oil splotches behind my tool box using Gray Granite ink. I love how this card turned out. As I have a brother-in-law that is a mechanic, this card is perfect for his birthday!
I have a few family members that are into cars and racing and the top card will be perfect for them.
Make sure you grab the stamp set and coordinating dies soon – they are both on SALE on the Last Chance list. The dies are on low inventory – so don’t wait! Click here to get them today!
Hi! Today I have a card featuring the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set. Do you recall the Hey Chick set from 2017? Well, this is it’s sister set and is in the January-June Mini Catalog.
These two are so cute! I love the mop of feathers on the chicken eating the cupcake – it just cracks me up. If you recall, the Hey Chick stamp set from 2017 had an egg with legs – in this set, the egg has hatched! I truly love how these sets pair together.
But, even better – Stampin’ Up! has created coordinating dies for BOTH sets AND brought back the Hey Chick stamp set for a limited time as well! How awesome is that? I snagged the coordinating dies for both sets and will show you a picture of those dies in a minute.
Back to this particular card, I decided to do a fun Corner Flip Fold – you can check it out in this video – I make a template in the video which I hope is easy enough for you to follow. If not, please ask – I’m happy to answer your questions!
My colors are Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Basic White for the Card Stock. I did use the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack behind the main panel. I added a little sparkle to the cupcake with the Wink of Stella glitter pen:
I used Watercolor Pencils and a Blender pen to color the images.
Ok – so, let’s check out these dies. For the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set:
Besides the die cuts for the chickens, there is a also a fence and bag of feed along with the Happy Birthday I used on my card. I love that they have added extra elements!
For the Hey Chick dies, check these out!
A Hen House, Corn Stalk and Chicken Wire – SOOOO CUTE!!! LOVE IT!! So, if you missed out on the Hey Chick Stamp Set back in 2017, now is your chance to snag it! If you already have it – purchase the coordinating dies and dust it off – so many more possibilities!
AND – lastly – purchase BOTH bundles and you will get FREE SHIPPING! BUT this deal is only for today, March 17! So DO NOT WAIT! Click here to head over to my store and grab these adorable bundles today!
The March Paper Pumpkin Kit – Here’s To You – is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones! There’s only 2 DAYS left to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get in on this kit that’s filled with enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes.
What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!
Sign up TODAY to make sure you don’t miss out on the Here’s To You Paper Pumpkin Kit! Enrollment for the March Kit ends on March 10.
I’ll be hosting my monthly Zoom Paper Pumpkin Party on March 25th – bring your kit and we will have fun putting them together and sharing ideas on how else to use the stamps, stencils and sponge!
Hi! Today I am sharing a card using the Playful Alphabet! This is such a fun alphabet set and perfect for making your sentiment your focal point on your card.
I love how the word pops from the Basic Black mat layer. I used the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper for the banner strips holding each letter. The base is Granny Apple Green and the letters are die-cut from Garden Green, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight cardstock scraps. They are popped up using dimensionals.
The sentiment is from A Wish For Everything stamp set and is stamped with Jet Black Stazon Ink. The Pick a Banner punch was used to create the flag end.
Base – Granny Apple Green 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.
Basic Black mat layer – 4″ x 5 1/4″ inches
Designer Series Paper Strips – 1/2″ inch by varying lengths
There are endless color combinations and words you could use – Smile, Thanks, Love, Wish, Hope – the list goes on – that would look great on this layout.