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 #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 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Designer Series Paper, Friendship, Gratitude/ Thanks, Guys cards, Masculine, Nature, Outdoors

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #276- Shades of Blue- Very Easy Masculine Card

This card shows a breathtaking scene that is very easy to create for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #276-Shades of Blue. The scene is from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper from the 2021-22 Annual Stampin’ Up Catalog. The sentiment is from the Shaded Summer stamp set.

The completed scene is created by using the Evergreen Border Punch and the Majestic Mountain Dies. So simple!

This is such a great card to give to thank the man in your life for going above and beyond for you.

Thanks for visiting today! Be sure to check out the rest of the entries for this challenge at http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com.

Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, beginner stamper, Birthday, Congratulations, flowers, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Graduation, Gratitude/ Thanks, Hello, Two-step stamping

Stampin’ Up!® Hydrangea Haven Pop-Up Gift Card

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

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.

Stamping

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!

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Have a crafty weekend!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, flowers, Friendship, Love/Affection, Two-step stamping

Stampin’ Up!® Inspiring Iris #simplestamping Card

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

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.

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Have a most wonderful and crafty day!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, flowers, Friendship, Love/Affection, Techniques

Stampin’ Up!® In Bloom Baby Wipe Technique

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

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.

Stamping

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 and Viola! 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!

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The Butterfly Bouquet is available starting March 1, 2021 until May 3, 2021. Be sure to order soon as the Butterfly Bijou 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is only available while supplies last. Shop HERE.

Have a most wonderful and creative day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, Butterfly, Designer Series Paper, flowers, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Love/Affection, Nature

Fun Fold Friday with Butterfly Brilliance by Stampin’ Up!®

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

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.

Stamping

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.

Putting It All Together

Begin to assemble the parts by adhering the Fun Fold card piece to the sentiment card piece. Then adhere that to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Bumblebee CS.

To complete the card front, use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS card base. Next adhere the completed card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Finishing Up

In order to give the butterflies a little more dimension, I used my Bone Folder to gently curve the wings of each butterfly.

Add the butterflies to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center behind the body of the butterfly.

I wanted my Fun Fold to lie a bit more flat so I added a Mini Glue Dot under the first fold. Tip: It is very easy to move the Mini Glue Dot with the Take Your Pick tool.

Viola! You have made a lovely Fun Fold to let someone know you are thinking of them. I really enjoy making cards. And I enjoy it even more when I mail the card out to someone. Additionally, I enjoy the positive feedback I get from the recipient. Mailing cards is a really great way to spread some joy!

Thank you for coming by today for Fun Fold Friday. I hope you will spend some time making your own card and spreading some joy yourself. We could all use a little more joy!

Specials

Mark your calendar for March 2, 2021 so you can place your order for the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and more! Or order now when you join my Theresa’s Gems Team by becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator yourself.