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 #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 #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 #simplestamping, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Clean and Simple, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Masking Technique

Stampin’ Up!® Quiet Meadow Thank You for the Paper Players PP541

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: theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today for The Paper Players Challenge PP541- Clean and Simple with Polka Dots!

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

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 #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Clean and Simple, Gratitude/ Thanks, Lake/Sea/Ocean, Nature, Sea, Sealife

Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® International Blog Highlights Gallery- April 2021-Thank You using Friends Are Like Seashells

Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today for my Thank You using Friends Are Like Seashells. I am Theresa and I am a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. 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 folks from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my card and take the time to see everyone else’s creations by visiting the gallery. You can get to the gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button at the end of this blog. Please vote for my card while you are at the gallery.

The Stampin’ Up® Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set lends itself to a lot of creative cards. There are 23 different stamps in this set! I have only used 5 of the stamps in the set for this card.

The card base is Pool Party Card Stock (CS). The remaining CS is Basic White. The ink colors are: Pool Party, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede. The seashell has been Stamped Off once. I embellished the card with Opal Rounds. The sentiment is made with the Classic Label Punch.

Viola! That is all it takes!

Please vote for my card when you visit the Gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button below. Thank you!

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