I have been wanting to participate in The Paper Players Challenges for several weeks now. Life just seems to get in the way. Today I had some time to prepare a Clean and Simple card using Polka Dots for The Paper Players Challenge PP541.
I just love the Quiet Meadow stamp set in the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog with the delicate flowers. My Grandmother used to have a fabulous flower garden in Kentucky. There were so many beautiful flowers but one of my favorite was the Sweet Williams. The flowers on this card look like the Sweet Williams, so that is how I colored them.
Here is a close up to show you the coloring more easily. I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Magenta Madness and Granny Apple Green. These come in a light and dark shade so you can make the image more 3D. I still need a little practice on the shading.
Here is the photo I referred to for my coloring. I have tried to grow Sweet Williams here in Arizona but the deer think they are dessert!
I really enjoyed making this card. I did use the Masking Technique to stamp the Polka Dot pattern around the Sweet Williams.
I have listed the supplies I used to make this card below. I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you do not already have a Demonstrator, I would love to be your Demonstrator. If you click on the photos of the products below you will go directly to my Online Store. You may also visit my website HERE. If you have any questions, please shoot me an email at: email@example.com.
Thank you for joining me today for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I am so excited to show you a Thank You card made with product from the new 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! Be sure to visit all the blogs and see all the different thank you cards from around the world! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration!
The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I am grateful to have customers who support me and I send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my fabulous customers who order during the month of May.
This card was so fun to make. It required a lot of layered stamping, so it is probably better for the more experienced stamper. The Pansy Patch stamp set uses up to 4 layers of stamping to create these lovely pansies. Here’s how I did it.
The first step is to use the background stamp for the largest flower and stamp in Highland Heather ink.
Next I stamped the background stamp for the smaller pansy in Highland Heather ink. I then stamped the second layer for the larger pansy in Gorgeous Grape ink, right over the first layer.
Continuing with the Gorgeous Grape ink I stamped the second layer of the small pansies. The center for the large pansy is then stamped in Daffodil Delight ink.
Finishing up with the Daffodil Delight ink I stamped the center of the small pansies. There is one more layer for the larger pansy which I stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink.
For the leaves I Stamped Off once with Garden Green ink to make the background layer. The second layer of the leaves is stamped at full strength.
Viola! There you have it. I also did some stamping on the inside panel. The sentiment is from the Pansy Patch stamp set and is cut with the Double Oval Punch. The scalloped oval is also cut with the Double Oval Punch. I added the Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon bow and the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.
Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures. Look through the list below to see who is next in line for the Blog Hop.
Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today for my Thank You card using the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle, which will be available for purchase in the upcoming 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog starting May 4, 2021. I am Theresa and I am a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, live in the US, and would like a copy of the catalog, please send a request to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by people from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my card and take the time to see everyone else’s inspiring creations by visiting the gallery. You can get to the gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button at the end of this blog.
The Hand-Penned Petals Bundle includes gorgeous floral stamps and lovely sentiments, as well as coordinating dies. The Stampin’ Up! ink colors for this card coordinate with the colors in the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper- Poppy Parade, Pale Papaya and Granny Apple Green.
The “Thanks” sentiment is stamped on Basic White and punched with the smaller oval of the Double Oval Punch. The scalloped oval, also punched with the Double Oval Punch, is Poppy Parade Card Stock. The fabulous ribbon is the Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon.
Please vote for my card when you visit the Gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button below. Thank you!
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: 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Hello and Welcome to Fun Fold Friday! Today I have Pop-Up Gift Card made with the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Hydrangea Haven stamp set. This is a terrific set for practicing the Two Step Stamping Technique.
This awesome gift card holder is really very simple to make with the photographic tutorial that follows.
Measurements:Misty Moonlight Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches with score lines at: 3, 4 1/4, 5 1/2 and 8 1/2 inches; Very Vanilla CS: two, cut at 2 3/4 x 4 inches; Hydrangea Hill DSP: striped piece: 2 3/4 x 4 inches and floral piece: 1 x 4 inches. You will also need 16 inches of the Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon.
The first stamping is in Gorgeous Grape ink onto one of the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. The stamp is from the So Sentimental stamp set. This is one of my favorite large sentiments which can be used in a variety of settings.
Sadly, the So Sentimental stamp set is on the Retired List and will only be available until May 3, 2021. Here is the Retired List. I recommend ordering early as product is only available while supply lasts.
The next stamping is a Two Step Stamp. Start with stamping the outline of the bunch of flowers and the leaves in Memento ink. Stamp them onto the bottom right-hand corner of the sentiment card piece.
The second step stamp uses the solid stamp to make a “watercolor” design over the outlines of the flowers and leaves. For this step use the Gorgeous Grape ink for the bunch of flowers. Use the Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves. Tip: To easily line up the second stamp I recommend you stand up. Lean over the card piece so you are looking straight down when you place the second step stamp.
Follow the same procedure to stamp the hydrangea on the other 2 3/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Note: The ‘watercolor’ design for the second step on the hydrangea is slightly off. It is possible I did not have it turned the proper way to line up better. Or that is just the way it is supposed to be.
Finally, stamp the “for you” sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink onto a 1/2 inch strip of Basic White CS. The sentiment is in the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.
Constructing the Gift Holder
The best tool for Fun Folds is the Bone Folder. This tool helps you make each fold nice and crisp. Start by folding the 8 1/2 inch score line as shown.
Continue by making a fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line as shown.
Next you will make a fold in the opposite direction at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Then fold the gift card holder closed at the 3 inch score line as shown.
Here is a side view.
Decorating the Gift Card Holder
With the gift card holder folded shut, adhere the striped pattern to the front.
Open the gift card holder. Adhere the sentiment card piece to the top panel. Adhere the Hydrangea to the bottom panel.
Now flip the gift card holder over. Adhere the pop-up portion by applying adhesive ONLY to the edges as shown. Note: If you glue it shut the gift card will not slide in.
Place the adhered panel in the Label Me Lovely Punch about 1/4 of the way in. Punch.
Lay the gift card on the outside of the pop-up panel and mark how wide it is with a pencil mark.
Use some Paper Snips to make a cut along the score line to the pencil marks. This is so that the gift card will slide in between the two panels.
Once you have widened the opening the gift card should slide right on in! Note: Be sure to erase the pencil marks. I almost forgot.
Fold the gift card holder shut. Adhere the 1 x 4 inch Floral design to the top. Cut a banner edge on both ends of the “for you” sentiment. Adhere to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Tie the Misty Moonlight Ribbon around the gift card holder and Viola! you are done!
Thank you for stopping by to see how to make this awesome Stampin’ Up!® Hydrangea Haven Pop-Up Gift Card! I hope yo give it a try. Have fun with using different papers and stamp sets to create your own!
Hello and Welcome to Simple Stamping Tuesday! The Stampin’ Up!® Inspiring Iris is a great stamp set for a beginner because it includes the outline of the flower and a stamp to “watercolor” each image. This is a Two Step Stamp. The inside sentiment is one of my most favorite sentiments “You are somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.” The step by step photographic instructions that follow will make this card simple for you to make yourself!
Measurements: Blushing Bride 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 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches; Magenta Madness CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
Stamping the Image Outlines
Let’s start stamping! Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp my favorite sentiment in the center of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Stamp the single flower with leaves in the lower left-hand corner. Note: Be sure to use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or the Stampin’ Up! Catalog when using the clear Photopolymer stamps so you get a good image.
Continuing with the Memento Ink stamp the iris on the left-hand side of the 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inch Basic White CS. Stamp another iris at a lower level on the right-hand side.
In a like manner stamp the carnation at different levels in the space between the two irises.
Lastly stamp the sentiment “Wishing you the best” in the center above the carnations.
Stamping the “Watercolor”
Starting with the Gorgeous Grape ink stamp the irises. Switch to the Just Jade ink and stamp the leaves for the irises. Note: the “watercolor” does not fit in the lines perfectly. Tip: A trick to be sure the image is lined up as best as possible is to stand up and look straight down on the card piece to place the coloring.
Next stamp the stem and leaves for the carnations in the Just Jade ink.
Sticking with the Just Jade ink stamp the design in the right-hand corner just under the upper edge of the card piece. Follow with two more stamps underneath in a stepwise fashion.
Lastly stamp the leaves on the flower for the inside of the card with the Just Jade ink.
Using the Magenta Madness ink stamp the flower on the inside of the card.
Use the Magenta Madness ink for two of the carnations. Finish up by stamping the rest of the carnations in Blushing Bride ink.
The last touch is to stamp the center of the flower on the inside of the card with Daffodil Delight ink.
Assembling the Card
Start assembling the card by adhering the stamped inside card piece to the inside of the Blushing Bride CS card base.
Next adhere the card front to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Magenta Madness CS. Finish the card by adhering the Magenta Madness CS to the front of the Blushing Bride CS card base.
Viola! You have a beautiful floral #simplestamping card!
Thanks so much for viewing my blog today. This set is on the retired list so if you decide you would like to buy it, do it soon before supplies run out! You may purchase the set from my Online store HERE or by selecting any photo in the supply list below.
Hello! Today I have an oldie but a goodie for you! Stampin’ Up!® In Bloom stamp set is great for the Baby Wipe Technique. This is a messy, but fun technique. This reminds me of tie-dyed t-shirts!
For today’s Baby Wipe Technique we will be using: Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape and Pacific Point Stampin’ Ink Refills.
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; Gorgeous Grape CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches; and Basic White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches.
Preparing the Baby Wipe
You will need a Standard Stamp Case. Place 2 Baby Wipes folded in half, so there are 4 layers, into the stamp case.
The colors of Stampin’ Ink Refills: Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness, Pacific Point and Granny Apple Green.
I started with the Pacific Point ink. Add drops of each color until the Baby Wipe is covered with ink.
The Stampin’ Up!® In Bloom stamp set is ideal for this technique because the stamps are solid.
Lay the stamps on the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Basic White CS as desired.
Pick up all of the stamps with the E Clear Block. Lay the stamps on the Baby Wipes. Let this stamps absorb the ink for about 10 seconds. You may tap the stamps on the ink a little, but too much will make the colors all muddy.
Let the stamps on the block lay on the # 3/4 x 5 inch Basic White CS for about 10 seconds to allow the paper to absorb the ink.
Remove the stamp andViola!you have a unique and beautiful card ready to go!
Putting It All Together
Adhere the stamped card piece to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS. You may also choose to use any of the other colors of ink to use for the background CS.
Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold in the Basic White CS card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Then adhere the stamped card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.
Viola! You have a beautiful and unique card to let someone know how amazing they are!
Thank you for stopping by for this technique today! I hope you will try it. It is lots of fun!
Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today for Fun Fold Friday. Today’s card is made using the Butterfly Brilliance by Stampin’ Up!® as well as the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP). The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set is part of the Butterfly Bouquet Suite that will be available for purchase on March 2, 2021. Or if you want yours now, consider joining my Theresa’s Gems Team. More information on the Butterfly Bouquet Suite and how to join at the end of the instructions.
The Fun Fold is the centerpiece for this lovely card. It is super simple!
Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Bumblebee CS: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/2 inches; Basic White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches; and Flowers for Every Season DSP: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.
First we will start by stamping the sentiment “Thinking of You” from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento ink onto the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Basic White CS.
You will also be stamping the Butterfly Brilliance stamp in Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White CS and then coloring the smaller butterflies with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The colors I used were: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie.
Creating the Fun Fold
You will need your Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer for this step. First make a pencil mark at 2 1/8 inches on each side of the 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch Flowers for Every Season DSP.
The next step is to line up the pencil marks so that you can make a score line between them. Rotate until you have score lines on each corner.
The Flowers for Every Season card piece should look like this after you have made all the score lines. Erase the pencil marks.
Next you line up the score line at 3/4 inches and make another score line. Rotate until you have made a second score line all the way around. The end result is pictured on the right.
Now use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold along all of the outer score lines.
In a similar fashion, fold the inner score lines outward and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold. Next, adhere the Fun Fold card piece to the 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Bumblebee CS.