The new Waves of the Ocean Suite is available now until May 2, 2022. This card showcases one of the inspirational sentiments as well as the main images. The Suite includes Waves Dies to make your card extra special!
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This is the complete Suite for the Waves of the Ocean #161797. You can purchase the Waves of the Ocean Suite in my online store by clicking on the item number or the on the photo above. The Blue Foils and the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper are so beautiful! And the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels are terrific Bling for your projects! If you would like to order separate items from this suite, visit my Online Store HERE.
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Hello and good day my crafty friends! I have the third card in a series of easy to make and beautiful #SimpleStamping cards for you! The On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Relax Card. Click HERE to see the first card in the series. You can click HERE for the second card.
Here is the sheet of New Horizons Designer Series Paper (DSP) I chose for today’s card. Try to visualize a scene for yourself before you start to stamp.
Here is what I “saw”. Yours may be completely different.
On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Relax Card
Evening Evergreen 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
New Horizons DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and a 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch strip.
Start stamping with the Evening Evergreen Ink. First stamp the birds. Then stamp the clump of grass in the foreground.
Add the trees and the sentiment “Relax & Enjoy Your Day!”. Super easy!!
For the inside of the card, adhere the 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch strip of the New Horizons DSP to the bottom of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Stamp the trees in Evening Evergreen Ink. Add the birds and you’re done!
Assembling the Card
Adhere the inside of the card to the inside of the Evening Evergreen CS card base. Adhere the front to the front of the card base.
Voila! You have a stunning and relaxing scene to go with the “Relax & Enjoy Your Day” sentiment!
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I am so excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight Gallery with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world-a truly diverse group! The theme is “Thank You”. I am very thankful for all the different people I have in my life.
This past weekend I was in Chandler, Arizona at a Craft Retreat. There were ladies from all over who came together for 5 days of uninterrupted crafting! I was so blessed to have had this opportunity to meet so many women with such diverse backgrounds-and we all have the love of crafting in common.
I am so in love the new Stampin’ Up! All Together Designer Series Paper! I enjoy coloring with the new Natural Tones Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers which will be available for purchase on February 1, 2022! Check back on Tuesday at my online store HERE and get your own set of Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends!
The Here Together stamp set has a nice sentiment “Every Act of Kindness Changes the World”. Such a wonderful thought!
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Hello! Yay for Friday! I have a nice Fun Fold card for you today using both the Blessings of Home and Slim Line Sayings stamp sets. The Heart & Home Designer Series Paper (DSP) really adds a beautiful touch.
I recommend trying to cut this card out with plain paper first. It took a couple of tries for me to get it the way I wanted. Hopefully you’ll get it on the first go around!
Blessings of Home and Slim LineSayings You Are Fabulous Fun Fold Card
Night of Navy Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 11 inches
Night of Navy CS: 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches
Misty Moonlight CS: 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch
Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inch, 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches, and a label from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Heart & Home DSP: 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches
Ink: Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight
Preparing the Card Base
First make a score line at 3 3/8 and 7 5/8 inches. Then make a small notch on the horizontal axis at 1 1/8 and 9 7/8 inches, and on the vertical axis at 1 3/4 inches on each side.
Next make a cut between the score line and notch on the upper part of the card base bilaterally. Finally, cut between the 1 3/4 inch notch on the side and the notch on the bottom bilaterally.
Preparing the Front Panels
I found it easiest to make a pattern to use for this piece. Make a notch on the 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS 1 5/8 inches down the right-hand side and 1 1/8 inches in on the bottom from the right. Use this to cut the 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch Heart & Home DSP.
To make the other side, flip the pattern over. Note: This isn’t critical with a solid color, but would be if you were using a DSP on both panels. Cut the 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch Misty Moonlight CS. Then run this piece through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.
Using the Misty Moonlight Ink Stamp Off once, then stamp the bunch of flowers from the Blessing of Home stamp set onto the label. Use the Night of Navy Ink to stamp the sentiment “You Really Are FABULOUS” onto the label. The sentiment is from the Slim Sayings stamp set.
Use the Misty Moonlight, Stamping Off once, to stamp the larger flowers onto the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Then use the Night of Navy Ink to stamp the sentiment. This sentiment is in the Blessings of Home stamp set.
Assembling the Card
This is the back side of the card. Adhere the embossed Misty Moonlight CS to the left side and the Heart & Home DSP on the right.
Turn the card base over and adhere the inside panel.
Now adhere the sentiment label to the 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inch Night of Navy CS. Place the sentiment label on the front of the card for placement.
Holding the sentiment in place, open the card. Draw a line with a pencil to mark the edge of the front of the card. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals where the label will adhere to the card front. Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card base.
Add some Bumblebee Trinkets and Voila! you have a fabulous card for someone fabulous!
Thank you for being so fabulous and visiting my blog. Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!
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“Let today be the start of something new” is the sentiment for the Friday Fun Fold Stampin’ Up!® Tulip Fields card today. It is a great inspirational sentiment to start the New Year!
This beautiful inspirational handmade fun fold card is really pretty simple to make. Just follow the step-by-step photographic tutorial below. A complete photographic and clickable supply list is found at the end of the blog.
Measurements for the Fun Fold Stampin’ Up!® Tulip Fields
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock (CS) card base: 8 1/2 x 11 inches. With the 8 1/2 inch edge on top, score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 inches. Turn the card stock so the 11 inch side is on top and score at 2 3/4 and 8 1/8 inches. Cut off the corners as shown.
Rich Razzleberry CS: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.
Fresh Freesia CS: 1 x 10 inches scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/4 inches.
Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches (not shown)
Flowering Tulips Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 x 2 1/2 inches. *Be sure the pattern is in portrait orientation
Stamp on the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. The tulips are a 3 step stamp. The first step is to stamp the outline in the Rich Razzleberry Ink. The second step is done in the Fresh Freesia Ink with the stamp to fill in the color. Note: Remember to use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or a catalog to stamp on when using the clear Photopolymer Stamps.
For the third step I used Blackberry Bliss Ink. Repeat the process for the tulip bud.
Add stems using Soft Succulent Ink. You will need to use a piece of paper to mask the tulip under the tulip bud when stamping the stem for the bud.
The leaves are 2 step stamps. I used the Evening Evergreen Ink first, then the Soft Succulent Ink. And there you have the inside of the card!
Using the Blackberry Bliss Ink, stamp the sentiment on the bottom portion of the 2 1/4 x 4 inch Basic White CS. Use the Label Me Lovely Punch to punch it out. Then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the label to the 2 1/4 inch square of Rich Razzleberry CS.
Assembling the Card
To fold the Rich Razzleberry CS card base, start by folding the bottom flap up. Fold the left-hand flap to the right. Then fold the top flap down. Finally, fold the right-hand flap over to the left.
Now tuck the bottom corner of the right-hand flap under the right-hand corner of the bottom flap. This is the same as the way you would fold the top of a box. Tip: Be more gentle than I was as I made a slight crease on the bottom flap.
Adhere the Flowering Tulip DSP pieces as shown.
Open the card up and adhere the inside panel to the inside of the card base.
Fold the card and wrap the 1 x 10 inch Fresh Freesia CS band around the middle of the card. Adhere at the front. Be sure NOT to adhere the band to the card. Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the band and adhere the sentiment label to the band. The band shown slide off easily.
One of my favorite embellishments in the new 2022 Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalog is the Brushed Brass Butterflies! You can easily transfer the butterflies to your card with the Take Your Pick tool. They are so shiny!
Voila! The Fun Fold Stampin’ Up!® Tulip Fields inspirational card is finished! Give this one a try, it is a lot of fun. The first time around is always the most difficult. Tip: I often will make a new fun fold card with just the Basic White CS first until I get the hang of it.
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Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. It is so important to thank those who inspire us. My Awesome Otters card goes a little further by letting someone know just how awesome they are to me.
On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by people from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my Awesome Otters 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. I would greatly appreciate your vote for my card.
The Awesome Otters card is a super easy card to make. The circles are cut with the Picture This Die. The Simply Marbleous 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is available for free during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase from my Online Store. The Awesome Otters stamp set is also a FREE Sale-a-bration item with an additional $50 purchase.
These adorable otters are colored with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The colors I used are: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Gray Granite and Basic Black. I added some Wink of Stella to the bubbles and around the otters. The card base is Bermuda Bay Card Stock.
I am starting to participate in a new challenge with The Paper Players which you can visit by clicking HERE to see all of the entries. The challenge for this week is “Clean and Simple”. This means there are minimal layers, little to no embellishments and lots of white space.
This cute little kitty is in the Stampin’ Up!® Pampered Pets stamp set. I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Basic Black to color the image. The sentiment is from the Zoo Globe stamp set.
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; Flirty Flamingo CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic Gray CS: 1 x 5 inches; and Basic White CS: 3 5/8 x 5 inches.
I believe it is very important to let your children know that you are proud of them from time to time. Fortunately I have four beautiful children who I am very proud of. This card will be mailed to my lovely daughter, who is not only working full time and but is also taking four courses at the local community college. I am very proud of all of her accomplishments.
I really love the Cardz4Guyz Challenges because they help me think creatively outside of my usual “box”. Clean and Simple (CAS) cards are not something that comes naturally for me, so this was a nice challenge.
This card is made using the Stampin’ Up!® Beautiful World stamp set and the World Map Dies. I love the sentiment “You make the world a better place”.
This is a very quick and easy card to make. Just die cut the globe and stand, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, glue the copper strip along the side of the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS), mount it on a Night Of Navy CS card base and….
Viola! You have yourself a very nice masculine card letting someone special know how much they mean to you.
Thanks for visiting today. Please check out all of the entries for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #264- Clean and Simple HERE.
Recent events can sometimes make it hard to have hope for a good future. Nonetheless I am hopeful that Peace, Joy, and Love as stated on today’s card will prevail. This is a wonderful message to send out for the holidays. This card could also be sent for a Confirmation or First Communion, or just encouragement during these hard times.
Stampin’ Up!’s Dove of Hope stamp set also comes with Detailed Dove Dies in a Bundle saving you 10%. I made this card with the Beginner Stamper in mind, so I did not use the dies.
Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 1 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches (this is the card base), 4 x 5 1/4 inches, 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches and a 1/2 x 4 1/8 inch strip; Night of Navy CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP).
Use Memento ink to stamp the dove in the upper left hand corner of the 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch Whisper White CS.
Stamp the berry branch under the dove with the Memento ink.
Use the Night of Navy ink to stamp the sentiment “Peace Joy Love” onto the 1/2 x 4 1/8 inch Whisper White CS strip. Tip: When stamping the sentiment, line up the capital letters to get the sentiment on straight.
Use Balmy Blue and Highland Heather ink to stamp a flurry of snowflakes on the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. This will be the inside of the card.
Adhere the Whisper White CS with the flurry of snowflakes to the inside of the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Whisper White CS card base.
Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Artistry Blooms DSP to the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Night of Navy CS, then adhere the piece to the front of the Whisper White CS card Base.
To color the berry branch and dove I used the Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Smoky Slate.
Adhere the colored dove card piece and the sentiment strip to the card front.
And now for the Bling! I just love adding sparkle to a card! The Artistry Blooms Sequins have many different colors to add a little sparkle to just about any card!
I added a little bit of the sequins here and there until I felt satisfied with the overall look. Tip: Transferring the sequins is a breeze with the Take Your Pick tool.
Viola! You now have another fabulous Christmas or Holiday card ready to send out!
Thanks so much for visiting today. I really appreciate you! Please let me hear your thoughts by commenting. Thanks again!
One of the special ways I share my cards is by making religious cards and donating them to my church to sell in their gift shop.
The new stamp set called His Love by Stampin’ Up!® lends itself to several great card ideas.
This is a general note card which is very versatile. You could send someone encouragement to help them through a hard time, or send the card to celebrate a baptism, first communion or confirmation.
I created this card from one of my sketches. When I receive a card from someone, or see something on Pinterest or the Web, I copy down a sketch of the basic elements of the card onto a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch white card stock. I keep these for times when I need a starting point to create a card.
Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches, 3 x 4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Night of Navy CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches and a 3/4 x 4 1/8 inch strip; Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 x 5 1/4 inches. 1/4 inch Metallic ribbon in Seaside Spray: 5 1/2 inches.
Additional supplies: Memento ink; Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers in Ivory and Light and Dark Balmy Blue; super sticky note paper for a mask; Basic Pearl Jewels; Foam Adhesive Sheet; Glue Dots and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Stamp the inside of the card first. Stamp the sentiment “His Love Never Fails” and the image of the Bible in Memento ink on to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Set aside.
Stamp the praying hands in Memento ink onto the lower left corner of the 3 x 4 inch Whisper White CS and onto the super sticky note paper.
Trim the super sticky note paper praying hands close to the outline with Paper Snips. This is your Mask. Place the mask over the stamped praying hands. Stamp the sentiment “Faith” in Memento ink on to the bottom right corner. Now using Night Of Navy ink, stamp the cross over the mask.
Let the ink dry for a minute or two, then remove the mask. Such a fun technique!
Color the cross as desired with the light and dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. I colored the hands with the Ivory Stampin’ Blend. You could also use Crumb Cake, Soft Suede or Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends for the skin color.
Add a little of the light and dark Balmy Blue to the ribbon in the Bible.
Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Artistry Blooms DSP to the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Night of Navy CS.
Use Glue Dots on the ends of the 1/4 inch Metallic ribbon to adhere it to the 3/4 x 4 1/8 inch strip of Night Of Navy CS. Adhere the ribbon and Night of Navy CS piece to the Artistry Blooms DSP on the Night Of Navy CS.
To give the card a little dimension, I used the new Foam Adhesive Sheet. First I cut the sheet into four 3 3/4 x 1/4 inch strips.
I adhered the four strips to the back of the praying hands piece, then adhered it to the card front. This is a lot easier than using 15+ of the Stampin’ Dimensionals!
Use the Bone Folder to fold the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Whisper White CS at the 5 1/2 inch score line. This is your card base. Adhere the praying hands and cross piece to the front of the card base. Adhere the inside piece to the inside of the card base.
Now for some Bling!
First I placed the large pearl in the center of the cross. I then placed the smallest pearls on each arm of the cross.
Next I placed 3 medium sized pearls on the background in a triangular orientation. Finally, I added some of the smaller pearls next to the medium sized pearls to make three clusters of pearls.
Now for the final touch, a bit of Wink of Stella on the arms of the cross.
And Viola! You now have a very versatile religious card! I just love how this turned out.
Here are two other versions using the same sketch as the starting point.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you give this a try. Anytime you receive a card and you like the layout, try jotting it down as a sketch to use to start another card. It is a lot of fun to come up with designs using a sketch to start.
Don’t forget about Bonus Days! This promotion ends on August 3, 2020! Take advantage of this promotion: for a $50 order before August 3, 2020, you earn a $5 coupon to use starting August 4, 2020. That is the day the 2020 Holiday Catalog goes live! There are so many wonderful holiday products! I will be starting to show cards made with holiday product soon. I seriously cannot believe it is almost August! At this rate, Christmas will sneak up on me before I know it!