Hello fellow stampers! I have a very simple and cute Love Cats Valentine’s card today. The stamp set is Love Cats from the Stampin’ Up! 2023 January-April Mini Catalog! You can start purchasing product from the Mini Catalog today! You can order from my Online Store HERE!
Basic White card stock (cs) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches
Basic White cs: 2 3/4 x 4 inches
Melon Mambo cs: 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches
Flirty Flamingo cs: 3 x 4 1/4 inches
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Love Cats stamp set
Memento Black Ink
Melon Mambo Ink
Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker
Opaque Adhesive-Backed Gems
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
I strongly recommend using the Stamparatus for the cat. Stamping solid images is much easier when you use the Stamparatus because you can re-stamp several times to get a nice solid black color.
Cover the little heart with a piece of scotch tape before you apply the Memento Black Ink. Remove the piece of tape before stamping onto the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Basic White cs. Repeat as many times as you need to in order to get a nice black cat.
Then use the Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker to apply ink to the little heart. Stamp and repeat until dark enough.
Stamp the sentiment with the Melon Mambo Ink.
Remove the paper from the Stamparatus.
Stamp the sentiment “Hi there, VALENTINE” on the inside panel of the Basic White cs card base.
Adhere the Dandy Designs DSP to the front panel of the Basic White cs card base.
Adhere the stamped cat card piece to the Flirty Flamingo cs.
Adhere the Melon Mambo card piece to the front of the card.
Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Flirty Flamingo cs/stamped cat card piece to the card front.
Add the Melon Mambo Opaque Adhesive-Backed Gems as desired. Bling!
This is a simple and quick Valentine’s card! Be sure to look through the Stampin’ Up! 2023 January-April Mini Catalog and place your order starting today- January 5, 2023. Round up to the next $50 so you can choose a Sale-a-bration Reward for FREE! Sale-a-bration ends February 28,2023.
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: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches to die cut the large scalloped rectangle and 2 x 3 1/4 inches for the sentiment
Blackberry Bliss cs: 1 1/8 x 2 3/8 inches to go behind the sentiment
Hues of Happiness DSP; enough to die cut the flowers and leaves needed
Happiness Abounds stamp set
Blossoming Happiness Dies
Scalloped Contours Dies (also on sale!)
Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder (also on sale!)
Blackberry Bliss Ink
Foam Adhesive Sheets: one sheet cut into 1/4 inch strips
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Run the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White cs through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. Then run it through with the large scalloped rectangle in the Scalloped Contours Dies. Set aside
Use the Blackberry Ink and the “You are wonderful in every way” sentiment. Stamp onto the 2 x 3 1/4 inch Basic White cs. Run this through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the smaller scalloped rectangle in the Scalloped Contours Dies.
Adhere the sentiment to the Blackberry Bliss cs. Set aside.
4. Use the Blossoming Happiness Dies to die cut the flowers from the Hues of Happiness DSP.
Tip: When adding dimension to the card with a large card piece, use the Foam Adhesive sheets cut into 1/4 inch strips. You get more even support of the card piece.
5. Adhere the large embossed scalloped Basic White cs rectangle to the front of the Basic White cs card base with the 1/4 inch strips of the Foam Adhesive Sheets.
6. Adhere the sentiment with the 1/4 inch Foam Adhesive strips. Use a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center of the larger flower to adhere it. Add the smaller flower and leaves by sliding them under the larger flower. I use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue for this. It is easier to slide the card pieces.
7. Add the Opal Rounds and Voila! you have a very elegant card!
Hello and welcome to our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for June 2022. I’m so happy you are joining me today! This blog hop is full of ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world taking part in training to help us build a successful Stampin’ Up! business and reach some goals we have set. Participating in a monthly Blog Hop is one goal that I have.
You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see all of the great ideas in each blog post today.
My card is made using Stampin’ Up! This Birthday Piggy stamp set. The image is colored with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The patterned paper is found in the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. The texture is created using the Painted Texture Embossing Folder.
Measurements and Supplies
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: 2 1/2 x 3 inches to stamp the piggy on
Petal Pink CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches embossed with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder
Adhere the Tea Boutique DSP to the left side of the Petal Pink CS that has been embossed with the Textured Paint Embossing Folder. It will hang off the edge on the top and bottom by 1/8 of an inch.
Wrap the White 1/4 inch Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the card piece and tie a bow to the left side.
Adhere this card piece to the front panel of the Basic White CS card base.
Stamp the little piggy in Memento Ink and color as desired with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.
Stamp the sentiment with Memento Ink.
Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the piggy card piece to the card front.
Embellish with the Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
Voila! Super simple and so darn cute!
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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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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!
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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.
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.
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!
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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.