Fun with the Playful Alphabet

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.

Cardstock dimensions:

  • 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.

I hope you will give it a try.

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Paper Blooms

Hi!  Today we are having fun with the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration!  Just 3 days left to get your FREE pack!

Paper Blooms DSP, Happy Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanFeb2021SAB

Remember this card?  Well, I used the same concept – just rotated the card to be portrait instead of landscape!  Love this layout – can you tell?  This one uses the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy, Rococo Rose and Basic White Cardstock.  Love this color combination as well!  The sentiment is from Happy Thoughts in the January-June Mini Catalog.

But, you recall that 4th piece that we didn’t use on the Mushroom Card?  Well, here it is on this one:

Paper Blooms DSP, Happy Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanFeb2021SAB

A cute way to use it and finish up the inside of the card.

If you purchase the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set ($21), Rococo Rose Card Stock ($8.75), Night of Navy Card Stock ($8.75), Basic White Card stock ($9.75), and Night of Navy Ink Pad ($7.50) – you can get the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper Free and just think of all the cards you could make!

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More Scrappy Fun!

Hi!  Continuing on with our Snailed It Suite this week for today’s card.  And, wanted to give you another idea on how to use those Designer Series Paper scraps.

Hello, Friendship, Snailed It, DSP Scraps, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

This is such a fun layout to play with and so much you can do with it – plus a great way to use up those scraps!

For this card, I started with a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper pack measuring 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″.  On the 4 1/2″ side, cut at 2 1/4″.  Rotate, keeping both pieces together, and on the 3 1/4″ side, cut at 1 5/8″.  You now have 4 equal sized rectangles.  Keep them in order for placement on the card.

For a mat, I used Real Red Cardstock measuring 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.  Cut on the 4 3/4″ side at 2 3/8″.  Rotate, keeping both pieces together, and cut on the 3 1/2″ side at 1 3/4″.    Attach the Designer Series Pieces to these 4 Real Red pieces.

For the base of the card, I used Blushing Bride measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side and folded in half.  A layer of Basic White cardstock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″ is layered on top.

Adhere 3 of the 4 squares as shown in the pattern above to the Basic White layer.  Stamp your sentiment in the lower right corner.   I punched a 2″ Real Red circle from scrap cardstock.

The mushrooms are stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  Colors are Garden Green, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight.

Here’s another version using the Snail:

Snailed It, Birthday, DSP Scraps, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

You don’t have to use all the same Designer Series Paper pattern, the final rectangles measure 2 1/4″ x 1 5/8″.  The mat layers measures 2 3/8″ x 1 3/4″.

Purchase the Snail Mail Suite Collection in my on-line store!  The suite qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item when purchased prior to Feb 28th!  Don’t miss out!

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A Little Birthday Snail

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a good weekend! Since I kicked off the week yesterday with a Snail Valentine, I decided to continue the theme and today we have a Snail Birthday.

Snailed It, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Fun Fold, #JanJuneMini2021

Do you remember this fold from 2018?  It is the double point fold that I came across from Lisa Curcio.  Since it’s been a few years, I figured it was time to revisit it.  It is relatively easy to do and a great way to use your Designer Series Paper.

  1. Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper 3″ x 4″.  Score at 1″ along the 3″ side.  (If your paper has a direction to it, for the top flap, score at 1″ from the top, for the bottom flap, score at 1″ from the bottom”)
  2. Fold the corners furthest from the score line down to the score line.
  3. Use adhesive to hold the corners down.
  4. Attach the 1″ flap to the top and bottom of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White card stock.
  5. Attach the Basic White card stock to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ colored card stock.
  6. Use punches or die cuts for your front focal image that is big enough to span the two points.
  7. Decorate as desired and stamp a sentiment under the focal image for the inside of the card if desired.
  8. Attach the focal image to the TOP ONLY using dimensionals.

Here is a video showing the card above (it is the second card in the video):

For the snail, he is stamped in Jet Black Stazon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.  He is die cut with the coordinating die set.

The Stitched Nested Label dies provided the perfect layers to span the two flaps.  Did you catch the beveled edge on the Basic White layer?  That is easy to do and a great way to get more out of your dies!  Before popping out the cardstock from the die, flip it over and run your stylus along the inside edge of the die – it creates that beveled look.  (I show that in the video as well)!

And here he is in Real Red:

Snailed It, Birthday, DoublePointFold, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

We are down to the final 2 weeks of Sale-A-Bration – so make sure you place those $50 orders in my On-Line store so you don’t miss out on your FREE goodies!  You’ll find the link over to the right, or click on any of the products used below.

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Hee Haw

This adorable guy has come to wish you a Happy Birthday!

Birthday, Darling Donkey, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #SAB2021

The Darling Donkeys Stamp Set is one of the options you can choose as a FREE item when you place a $50 (prior to S/H and Tax) in my on-line store before Feb 28.  These little guys are so adorable!

He is stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with the Soft Suede and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  The strip is then cut down and paper snips used around his ear  so he is slightly off the strip.   He is layered on Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper (that is another FREE option with a $50 purchase).   The embellishments are Basic Pearls also colored with Stampin’ Blends.

A quick, but adorable card, ready to send with wishes for a happy day.

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Oh So Sweet

Hi!  How are you today?  Did you see yesterday’s post about all the new products?  What are you most excited for?   I love playing with new products and had some fun yesterday with the new Sweet Strawberry Bundle in the January-June mini catalog.

Birthday, Sweet Strawberry, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJune2021Mini

I had made this card for a swap and used a layout from the August-December Mini for my sketch.  The set is very versatile and has sentiments as well as images.  There are outline images as well as solid images, so you can color or just do 2-step stamping as I did on this card.

I recommend stamping the solid image first in Real Red ink.  Then stamp the outline image on top with Cherry Cobbler.  These are then colored with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen (hard to see in this picture).   The leaves are also 2-step stamping using Pear Pizzazz for the solid stamp and Old Olive for the outline.  Both images are punched with the coordinating punch.

The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive as well.  The Everyday Label punch provides the common element for all three panels.

I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock  2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  This is layered with a piece of Whisper White measuring 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and die cut with the Ornate Border dies.   A piece of stitched Real Red ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo pack finishes off the card.

I already sent a few of these beauties to some January birthday ladies.

If you would like to recreate this card, the supplies and links to my store are listed below.  Don’t forget, you can pick a FREE Sale-A-Bration item if your purchase reaches $50 prior to S/H and tax.

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Sneak Peek!

Hi!  Today I am showcasing the new Quite Curvy Bundle that is in the January-June Mini Catalog – BUT – you can purchase it now!  PLUS – through December 31 – you can get the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper Pack!  These are perfect for your holiday card making!

Today’s card features the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and Curvy Dies.

Birthday, Quite Curvy, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJune2021Mini

The base for this card is Thick Whisper White Cardstock measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at  4 1/4″ and folded.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ was embossed using the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder.

A piece of Soft Seafoam cardstock measuring 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ was attached to the embossed Whisper White to give a total mat layer measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink.

The leaves are stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on Old Olive Cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  The bird is stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends – Soft Suede and Ivory.  The leaf branches are die cut from Soft Seafoam and Mossy Meadow cardstock.   Apply  the Adhesive Sheets to the back of your cardstock scraps to make it easy to attach the leaves!

This bundle will be a great addition to your papercrafting supplies due to its versatile sentiments and neutral images.

Quite Curvy Variety Bundle, Stampin' Up!, SU!

The Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper can only be purchased as part of a bundle.   Purchase your variety bundle – which includes two stamp sets, a set of dies and the Designer Series Paper pack, here.   Oh, and when you do -you save 10% on the entire bundle!  This also makes a great gift for your crafty friends and family!  Don’t wait!  Get it today!

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Birthday Bonanza Fun Fold

Hi!  Today I have a fun fold card using the Bonanza Buddies Bundle.

Birthday, Fun Fold, Technique, Bonanza Buddies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

This card will fold flat and pop-out when taken out of the envelop.  Such a fun card and pretty easy to do as well.

The animals were colored as follows:

  • Toucan – Jet Black StaZon – colored with Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry markers.
  • Koala – Smoky Slate and Jet Black StaZon
  • Lion – Crushed Curry and Terracotta Tile
  • Balloon – Poppy Parade

The banner and strip across the front are from the coordinating Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper pack.

Here is the template for the base of the card:

Fold Flat Pop-Out Template, Fun Fold, Stampin' Up!, SU!

And here is a video showing how the card is made:

New Sale-A-Bration items were added for choices!  Place your order by March 31 to get your favorites before they are gone!  Please note products are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – so hurry!

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Positively Birthday

Hi!  Back today with another card featuring the Positive Thoughts stamp set and coordinating Nature’s Thoughts dies.

Birthday, Positive Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

As you can see, I kept the same color palette used in Monday’s card.

Texture was added through the use of the Subtle Embossing Folder on the Very Vanilla mat and Sripty 3D Embossing Folder on the Soft Suede Frame as well as the Pool Party Stitched Circle.  The sentiment and feather are stamped in Soft Suede.

I love the Vellum layer added behind the main elements.  It adds to the softness of the card.

If I’ve convinced you you need the Positive Thoughts stamp set and dies, I’d love if you’d head over to my On-line store to purchase them.

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Welcome to the Jungle

Hi!  Today I have 2 cards to share with you featuring the Bonanza Buddies Suite in the Occasions Catalog.

Birthday, Bonanza Buddies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions        Birthday, Bonanza Buddies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

Aren’t they adorable?  I am sharing both cards together because the backgrounds were created from one piece of cardstock!  Pretty cool, right?

I took a piece of Garden Green cardstock, embossed it with the Layering Leaves TIEF and then die cut the center to create a frame for one card and a background for the second.  I thought this was a great way to make two cards at the same time.

The coordinating Bonanza Buddies Dies were used to die cut the Toucan, Koala, hat, and balloon.  The colors are Terracotta Tile, Crushed Curry and Garden Green.   For the Koala, I also used the Subtle Embossing folder to emboss the Terracotta Tile cardstock strip.

Here is the video showing the making of both cards:

Don’t forget, Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and you can earn FREE products with every $50 purchase.

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