Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Christmas, Two-step stamping

Stampin’ Up!® #SimpleStamping Christmas Season Christmas Card

Season’s Greetings! I am embarking on the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Our plan is to create and blog about a new holiday card each day from November 29, 2021 until December 10, 2021. Each day I plan to showcase a different stamp set. This will allow you plenty of time to see what is available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Catalog and order it in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can Shop Here when you are ready to place your order.

This lovely #SimpleStamping Christmas card is made from two stamp sets. The images are in the Christmas Season stamp set. The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set.

You can get both sets along with 2 sets of dies, Cherry Cobbler & Gold ribbon, Gold Holly Leaves and gorgeous Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) when you order the Painted Christmas Suite Collection. You will find the Painted Christmas Collection on pages 16- 17 in the Mini Catalog.

Measurements

  • Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at
    4 1/4 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 5 x 3 3/4 inches
  • Real Red CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches

Stamping

The first step in creating this card is to stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink onto the 5 x 3 3/4 inch Basic White CS. The next step involves using a Two Step Stamp. To start, lay down the large and the small of the less detailed of the 2 pinecone stamps for positioning. Then use the Clear Acrylic block E to pick up the stamps. Stamp this layer in Crumb Cake ink.

Now lay the more detailed stamps on the stamped images for positioning. Pick up the stamps with an acrylic block as you did in the previous step. Use Early Espresso ink to stamp the images.

See how the pinecones now have a more 3D quality! Next use Shaded Spruce ink and the dual small pine needle stamp to stamp twice around the smaller pinecone. Stamp the second time without adding any ink to your stamp. This is called Stamping Off.

Continue to use the Shaded Spruce ink and stamp the larger pine needle image around the pinecones. Use the Stamping Off Technique here too. This helps to add a 3D quality to the pine needles.

Assembly

Adhere the stamped card piece onto the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Real Red CS. Adhere this piece onto the front of the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White CS card base.

Add a bow and Voila! you have finished a #simplestamping Christmas card!

Join me again tomorrow for another Holiday Card complete with instructions and a supply list!

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I hope you have a great start to your week! Happy stamping!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, Autumn, beginner stamper, Best Friend, Friendship, Nature, Simple stamping, Thanksgiving

Stampin’ Up!® #SimpleStamping Fall Friendship Card

Howdy! Fall is slowly giving way to the Holiday Season. Next week I will begin to show you some Holiday cards. For today I have a lovely fall friendship card made using only stamps, ink and paper. Otherwise known as #SimpleStamping.

I am actually using the Christmas Season stamp set. But I chose fall colors so I could create a nice fall friendship card. The sentiment is part of the Christmas to Remember stamp set. Stay tuned because I will soon be using the same two stamp sets to create a Christmas card.

Measurements

  • Cajun Craze Card Stock (CS) card base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Very Vanilla CS: two 5 1/4 x 4 inches
  • Note: Ink colors: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.

Stamping

Start out by stamping the sentiment “Friends Like You Make This Season Special” in Cajun Craze ink onto one of the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Stamp some leaves in Old Olive ink. Then stamp another style of leaf in Pumpkin Pie ink. I started out with 3 of each color in a triangular orientation.

Add a third style of leaf in Cajun Craze ink. Fill in the spaces as desired using any of the 3 styles of leaves and their coordinating color. On the second 5 1/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS stamp in the same manner just along the right-hand side. This will be the inside of the card so you need to leave space for writing.

Assembly

Adhere the first stamped Very Vanilla CS panel to the front of the Cajun Craze CS card base. Adhere the second panel to the inside of the card base.

Voila! You have a gorgeous #SimpleStamping fall friendship card!

Bling! Alert! I added a few of the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels for some extra sparkle around the sentiment! This is a step up from #SimpleStamping.

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Have a most wonderful day!

Theresa

Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, beginner stamper, Designer Series Paper, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Gratitude/ Thanks, Mystery Stamping

Fun Fold Friday- Stampin’ Up!® Artistically Inked Thank You Card

Join me today to make this gorgeous Artistically Inked Thank You card!

It is gradually getting cooler here in Arizona, but I am not quite ready to show Christmas cards yet. Today I have a Fun Fold that I had my Stamping Gems Team members make as a Mystery Stamping activity.

Fun Fold Friday is on!

Mystery Stamping is a fun way to make cards together. You give the clues one by one. Each person picks the paper and stamp set they want to use. All of the cards are uniquely different. Usually you do not show the finished card until the end.

Clue #1 Supplies

  1. Color Card Stock (CS) Color A: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with score lines at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 inches. (This is the card base and it is in portrait orientation.) You also need a 3 x 2 inch piece.
  2. Color CS Color B: choose a color to coordinate with Color A. Two 4 x 2 5/8 inches.
  3. Designer Series Paper (DSP) to coordinate with the Color A and Color B CS. Two 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches.
  4. Basic White CS: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches and 5 1/4 x 4 inches.
  5. A sentiment stamp to fit inside the 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inch Basic White CS card piece.
  6. Images to make a border around the sentiment and the inside of the card.
  7. Coordinating ink, embellishments, adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Clue #2

Stamp your sentiment onto the 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inch Basic White CS. Stamp images around the sentiment.

Clue #3

Stamp the images around the outside edge of the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Basic White CS. Leave the center blank so one could write a note.

Clue #4

Adhere the sentiment to the 3 x 2 inch Color A CS. Adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Basic White CS to the center panel of the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Color A CS.

Clue #5

Adhere the DSP to the Color B CS. Repeat for the other pieces. You should have two identical card pieces.

Clue #6

Bring the 2 side panels together so they meet in the center of the card. Apply adhesive to the back of the left half of one of the card pieces with the DSP on it. Adhere this to the top of the left-hand panel. Now apply adhesive to the back of the right side of the second DSP card piece. Adhere it to the bottom of the right-hand panel.

Clue # 7

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the center of the upper DSP card piece.

Clue #8

Use embellishments as desired.

Voila! That is the Mystery Stamping Fun Fold using the Artistically Inked stamp set and Expressions in Ink DSP! The Mystery Stamping is a really fun way for my Stamping Gems Team and me to stamp together as part of our monthly team meeting.

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I hope you have some time to do some crafting this weekend! I find stamping and card making is so peaceful and relaxing.

Bye for now!

Theresa

Posted in beginner stamper, Designer Series Paper, Gratitude/ Thanks

Bruno and Kylie Bertucci’s Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- November 2021 Eden’s Garden Thank You Card

Welcome to my Eden’s Garden Thank You Card today. Thank you for joining me today for Bruno and Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! This Demonstrator Training Program is for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators all over the world who are working towards bettering their business. The program has been so awesome so far! One thing I learned is how to participate in this Blog Hop!

Be sure to visit all the blogs and see all the unique Thank You cards from around the world! There are so many ideas and creative inspiration! If you wish to become a Stampin’ up! Demonstrator please see “The Start With Savings Starter Kit” information of the end of this blog.

I am so amazed with how beautiful the Eden’s Garden Collection is! The Ever Eden Designer Series Paper (DSP) has so many fabulous designs! I decided to use the DSP as the focus of my customer Thank You cards.

Measurements: Ever Eden DSP– 5 x 1 inch and 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches; Evening Evergreen Card Stock (CS) card base and 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches; Basic White CS 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches and 5 1/4 x 4 inches.

Add a few of the Garden Gems and Voila! A fast and simple Thank You Card to show off the fabulous Ever Eden DSP to my customers!

Be sure to click on the next person in line to see more amazing cards. You are at Theresa McEntee-Theresa’s Treasures-USA

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Start With Savings Starter Kit Promotion – November 4-30!

The Start with Savings Starter Kit promotion allows you an excellent opportunity to purchase your Starter Kit at a great deal! The Starter Kit is usually $99 which is already an awesome deal! For a limited time you may choose a custom Starter Kit for only $75!!!  This is an unbeatable bargain for Stampin’ Up! product with a value of $125! And you will become part of my Stamping Gems Team!

Have a most wonderful day!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, beginner stamper, Best Friend, Friendship, Simple stamping, Stampin' Up! Eden's Garden Collection

Stampin’ Up!® Eden’s Garden #SimpleStamping Friendship Card

Hello! I hope all is going well with you today. We got close to a freeze the other night, but are now back up in the 70’s during the day here in Arizona. I love fall but I don’t like it too cold!

Today I have created a fun #SimpleStamping card for you to try. This card looks more complicated than it is.

I am using Stampin’ Up! product from the Eden’s Garden Collection which is being released today! I will have the item numbers and shopping information at the end of this blog.

Measurements

Basic White Card Stock (CS): card base at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; One 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch piece; and one 2 3/4 x 1 inch piece.

Evening Evergreen CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches, and two 1 x 7/8 inch squares.

Stamping

On the 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch Basic White CS, start out with one type of leaf. Stamp with the Evening Evergreen ink. Add a second type of leaf in the same color of ink. (Note: the 4 1/2 inch edge is on the top and bottom; the 3 3/4 inch edge is on either side)

Switch to the Soft Succulent ink and stamp a third type of leaf. Finish stamping this card piece with a fourth type of leaf in the Soft Succulent ink.

Return to the Evening Evergreen ink and stamp the sentiment “Dear Friend How are you?” onto the 2 3/4 x 1 inch Basic White CS. Next stamp the sentiment “My heart is tied to yours…” on the inside panel of the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White CS card base. Use the Soft Succulent ink to stamp the leaf sprigs on either side of the sentiment.

How To Assemble the Card

Use your Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut the stamped card piece into 1 1/2 inch strips. (Note: the 4 1/2 inch edge is still on the top and bottom; the 3 3/4 inch edge on either side). Adhere the strips to the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Evening Evergreen CS. Adhere this card piece to the front panel of the Basic White CS card base.

To create the sentiment, adhere the two 1 x 7/8 inch Evening Evergreen CS pieces to the ends of the sentiment strip. (Note: the 7/8 inch edge is on either side).

Voila! You have finished a great friendship card using only stamps, ink and paper! That is what #SimpleStamping is all about!

Dress It Up

If you want to “Dress It Up” a bit, add a few of the Garden Gems. I added three to make the card sparkle!

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I really appreciate you stopping by today! I just love to share my creations! My hope is that you will give this a try yourself and experience how enjoyable it is to make your own cards.

Ciao!

Theresa

Posted in beginner stamper, flowers, Stampin' Up! Eden's Garden Collection, Sympathy

Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Sympathy Card-how to make a card from a sketch

Hello! Hope your day is going well. I am playing with the new Eden’s Garden Collection which will be available on November 3, 2021.

Often I have a hard time coming up with an idea for a card. Quite a while ago, I started to make sketches of the cards I received on a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch Basic White cardstock. When I am stumped, I look through the sketch cards. Today I am going to share the sketch and the card I created from it.

This is the sympathy card I created with the Eden’s Garden Collection using the sketch. I especially love the Ever Eden Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the gold foil accents. Fabulous!

The Sketch

Here are the sketch and the finished card side by side.

Supplies

Card base: Evening Evergreen Card Stock (CS) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches

1st Layer: Gold Foil 5 1/4 x 4 inches

Ever Eden DSP: two at 5 x 1 3/4 inches

Top Layer: Basic White CS 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches and Evening Evergreen CS 3 5/8 x 2 7/8 inches.

Stamping

I stamped the floral image several times, first in Evening Evergreen ink and then in Soft Succulent ink. I liked the Soft Succulent flower with the Evening Evergreen sentiment on the bottom (bottom right).

Putting It All Together

The first step is to adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Gold Foil to the Evening Evergreen CS card base. (Tip: A little trick I learned to save my Gold Foil is to use dies to cut out shapes before covering it up. The sprigs are for another card.) Next adhere the two pieces of the Ever Eden DSP.

Finish the card front by adhering the stamped Basic White CS to the Evening Evergreen CS. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere this to the card front. I added some of the Garden Gems around the flowers. Next, I stamped a 5 1/4 x 4 inch Basic White CS with the sentiment on the right and framed it with the little sprig for the inside of the card.

Voila! You have a beautiful sympathy card.

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Thanks so much for checking out my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, beginner stamper, Nature, Sympathy

Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden #SimpleStamping Sympathy Card

Hello fellow stampers! I have a #simplestamping sympathy card for you today made with the gorgeous Eden’s Garden stamp set! This stamp set will be available on November 2, 2021 until January 3, 2022. I will list the item numbers at the end.

This elegant sympathy card is so simple to make!

Supplies

Eden’s Garden Stamp set

You will need: Basic White Card Stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches (this is your card base) and 5 x 2 1/4 inches; Soft Succulent CS: 3 1/4 x 2 1/4; and Evening Evergreen CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches. Stampin’ Up ink: Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. Clear Blocks: B, C and D.

Stamping

Stamp the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink onto the 5 x 2 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Next stamp the 1st type of leaves in Evening Evergreen ink in the upper left-hand corner 3 times.

Stamp the 2nd type of leaves in Soft Succulent ink in the lower left-hand corner 3 times. Now stamp the 3rd type of leaves in Soft Succulent ink in the upper right-hand corner 3 times. Add the sprig next to the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink.

To complete the stamping, go back to the 2nd type of leaf and add more to the bottom border on the right-hand side.

Put It All Together

Adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Evening Evergreen CS to the front of the Basic White CS card base. Now adhere the 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch Soft Succulent CS to the left side of the card front. Finish by adhering the stamped Basic White card piece to the card front. And Voila! You have an elegant #simplestamping sympathy card!

If you like, you can add a 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 inch Gold Foil behind the Soft Succulent card piece and use the Garden Gems for extra sparkle!

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Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you write these products on your wish list for November! I have a more challenging card for you with the same product suite for the next blog! See you then!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Birthday, flowers, Nature, Simple stamping

Stampin’ Up!® #SimpleStamping Birthday With Amaryllis Abloom

This lovely birthday card is actually very simple to make with the Amaryllis Abloom stamp set. This set is available when you Host a Party and reach a sales goal of $150 USD. If you would like to host an online Stampin’ Up! party, let me know at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com

Stamping

The card base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Poppy Parade card stock that is scored at 4 1/4 inches. Fold the card base in half at the score line. Use Poppy Parade ink to stamp the images randomly over the front panel.

Next stamp onto a 2 1/2 x 4 inch Basic White cardstock. Start with the amaryllis. Use Garden Green for the leaves and stem and Poppy Parade for the amaryllis. Place the stamp on the ink pad carefully so that the Poppy Parade ink is only on the amaryllis and the Garden Green ink is only on the stem and leaves. Huff on it to moisten the ink and then stamp. Remember to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat since this is a Photopolymer stamp to get the best stamped images.

Add a “Happy Birthday” sentiment. This one is from the Pansy Patch stamp set, but you could use any “Happy Birthday” sentiment. Add the diamond design under the sentiment with Garden Green ink.

Stamp a design onto a 5 1/4 x 4 inch Basic White card stock for the inside panel.

Assembling the card

Adhere the stamped Basic White card stock card piece to the center of the front of the Poppy Parade card base. Adhere the inside panel to the inside of the Poppy Parade card base.

Voila! This is a great #simplestamping card! I hope you give it a try.

If you are interested in earning this set, please send me an email and we can get you set up to host an online party with your friends. Contact me at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com

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Thanks for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Theresa

Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Animals, beginner stamper, Birthday, Lake/Sea/Ocean, Sea, Turtle

Stampin’ Up!® Turtle Friends Birthday for the Paper Players PP542- Sketch Challenge

Today I have card for The Paper Players Challenge which is a sketch challenge.

Here is the card I came up with using the Turtle Friends stamp set by Stampin’ Up! This is such a cute set. My Mom loved turtles. She collected little turtle figurines. When she passed away, each of her 16 grandchildren were allowed to select one of the turtle figurines to take with them. This card is a tribute to her.

The paper on the lower third of the card is from the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper. The turtle is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink onto Just Jade Card Stock (CS). The bird is stamped in Pacific Point ink onto Balmy Blue CS. The card base is Balmy Blue CS and is embossed with the new Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. The rhinestones are from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Here is a peek at the inside. So adorable!

For more ideas from this sketch challenge visit The Paper Players to see how other crafters used the sketch for their cards.

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Have a most wonderful day and take some time to craft.

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, beginner stamper, flowers, Photopolymer, Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, Two-step stamping

Quick and Easy Art Gallery Note Card for Any Occasion

Today I have a quick and easy Art Gallery note card for any occasion made with #SimpleStamping. I am also showcasing two of the new 2021-2023 Stampin’ Up! In Colors! These cards will be sent along with the 2021-22 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog to anyone who requests one. Information on how to request your own copy of the catalog and this free note card following this blog.

Measurements

Measurements: Polished Pink Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/2 x 4 inches; Flirty Flamingo Designer Series Paper: 2 x 5 1/2 inches.

Stamping

The Art Gallery stamp is a Two-Step Stamp. There is an image that has less detail (left) and one that has more detail (right). It is usually easier to use one or the other first, but it does seem to be dependent on the particular stamp. For the Art Gallery flower I have found it easier to use the one on the left first.

This flower stamp works best if the first layer is light in color. This can be done by Stamping Off one time onto a scrap piece of paper. Then stamp onto the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Basic White CS using the Polished Pink ink (available May 4, 2021). Note: Be sure to use the Stampin’ Pierce mat under the clear Photopolymer stamps to get the best image.

Next stamp the second layer using the Polished Pink ink at full strength. Tip: To line up the images I find it easier to stand up so that I am directly over the stamped image.

To make the flower look even better, I stamped a third layer using Melon Mambo ink since it is a little darker than the Polished Pink ink. I just love the 3-D effect!

The last step for this flower is to stamp the stem and leaves in Evening Evergreen ink (available May 4, 2021).

Repeat the stamping as described above on to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS which will be the inside of this card.

Add the stem and leaves to the flower for the inside of the card.

Assembling the Card

Begin to assemble the card by adhering the inside panel to the inside of the Polished Pink CS card base.

Close the card. Adhere the Flirty Flamingo DSP to the card front. Note: I would prefer to use the Polished Pink DSP but that is not available even to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators yet.

Complete the front of the card with the awesome 3-D flower you just stamped.

Viola! That is all there is to this fabulous Quick and Easy Art Gallery Note Card For Any Occasion. You can use any sentiment you wish. This could easily be a Mother’s Day card (coming up soon!). Other occasions that would work include: Birthday, Sympathy, Hello, Easter, Love & Friendship and Thank You to name a few.

Thank you so much to coming by today. If you would like to receive this note card with the 2021-22 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog you could send me your name and address via email to theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

Supplies

Supplies not yet available are: Polished Pink Card Stock and ink, the Brights Designer Series Paper and the Evening Evergreen ink. These will be available on my Online Store May 4, 2021. You can get to my Online Store HERE or by clicking on any of the photos below.

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Happy crafting!

Theresa