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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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, 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, 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 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Get Well, Nature, Rubber Band Background Technique, Stamping-off technique

Stampin’ Up!® Forever Fern Rubber Band Background Get Well Card

Welcome to my Wacky Wednesday Technique. This Stampin’ Up!® Forever Fern card is really wacky because it is made using rubber bands around a clear block. The things we will do to make a creative background!

I will be using 2 stamp sets today. The Forever Fern stamp set has a lot of great leaf images. The So Sentimental is one of my all time favorites. Sadly it will be retiring. It is only available while supplies last so order yours HERE before it runs out.

Measurements

Measurements: Granny Apple Green Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/2 inches and 3 x 4 inches; and Shimmery White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches.

Stamping

Let’s start stamping! Stamp the sentiment “Sending Healing Hugs” onto the 3 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS with the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Use you Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out the sentiment. Fortunately, the Stitched So Sweetly Dies are not on the retiring list!

Rubber band Background in Daffodil Delight

In order to try this technique you will need rubber bands of various thicknesses. Wrap the rubber band around an E size Clear Block in a random pattern.

For this step I used Daffodil Delight ink. Use the ink pad to apply ink to the rubber bands. Flip the clear block over onto the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Shimmery White CS.

Remove the clear block and see what you have. I think I would have needed to apply more ink. You can rotate the Shimmery White CS, apply more ink to the rubber bands, and stamp down on the Shimmery White again. I stamped once on the upper half and once on the bottom half.

Next I sprayed my rubber band background with a little water to make it bleed into the paper a little.

While the paper is still damp, use the Granny Apple Green ink and the large leaf image from the Forever Fern stamp set to stamp some leaves around the edges.

Stamp some more of the leaves onto edges of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. This will be the inside of the card. I Stamped Off once on the smaller leaf image before stamping onto the Very Vanilla CS.

Rubber band background in Granny Apple Green

I decided the background needed a little more added to it so I inked up the rubber band block with the Granny Apple Green ink and added more to the stamped background.

I also sprayed it with a little water again and then used a paper towel to dab it dry.

Open the Granny Apple Green CS card base and adhere the inside of the card to the inside of the card base.

Use the Bone Folder to fold the card base. Next adhere the Rubber Band Background card piece to the card front.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the background.

Bling!

The Artistry Blooms Self Adhesive Sequins are perfect to add some Bling! to this card! I use the Take Your Pick tool to easily move the sequins from the acetate sheet to the card front.

Viola! You have made a totally wacky Rubber Band Background for this get well card!

Thanks for coming by today. I hope you have had a chance to review the Retiring List in my Online Store. Some products are discounted. Check it all out HERE.

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Have a wonderful day!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Animals, beginner stamper, Birds, Birthday, Child's Birthday, Fun/Fancy fold card, Masking Technique, Owl, Squirrel, Summer

Stampin’ Up!® Woodland Wonder Fun Fold for Friday

Welcome to the Stampin’ Up!® Woodland Wonder Fun Fold for Friday! This is an adorable and fun card to wish Happy Birthday to someone young at heart. The Stampin’ Up!® Woodland Wonder stamp set is found in the 2021 January to June Mini Catalog on page 53. You can buy one for yourself right HERE.

This cute Fun Fold opens up to reveal a tall tree with a family of animals ready to say “Hip-Hip-Hoo-Ray!”

Measurements

Measurements: One piece of 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White Card Stock (CS) with score lines at 2, 3 3/4, 7 1/4 and 9 inches.

Folding the Fun Fold

Fold the Basic White CS card base as shown.

Stamping

The first step is to stamp the bottom of the tree in Memento ink so that the top of the stamp abuts the 9 inch score line and is in the center.

Fold the card closed and use a pencil to mark where the borders of the tree trunk are. This is to help guide you where to stamp the top of the tree so that when the Fun Fold is closed the tree trunks are aligned.

The next step is to fold the card part way and make a pencil mark at the border of the tree trunk. Use these pencil marks when you stamp the large image of the tree trunk with all the animals to help keep the trunk aligned. There will be some space between the top of the trunk with the animals and the tree top trunk.

Masking

Masking. To be able to fill in the tree trunk you will need a sticky note to cover the grass on the tree trunk bottom. Use the Memento ink upside down to ink up the trunk. Then remove the sticky note before you stamp.

More Stamping

You will need to stamp the masked bottom trunk twice to fill in the space.

Use your Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black to fill in the spaces between the stamped trunks. Mine is a tad bit off, but little “errors” like that is what makes this card a homemade card!

Continue to use the Memento ink to stamp the pole as if the squirrel were holding it. Add the “HIP-HIP-HOO-RAY!” banner.

To finish up, stamp the sentiments “happy birthday” and “from all of us” onto the bottom of the card.

Let the Memento ink dry well. Use your bone folder to make the folds nice a crisp. This is what the front should look like when the card is closed.

Coloring

I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the tree and animals. The colors I used were: Granny Apply Green, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Real Red, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight.

This is what it looks like on the front after coloring.

In order to keep the card closed until that special someone opens it, I used a 16-inch piece of the Bumblebee In Color Ribbon. The ribbon is adhered to the back of the card with a glue dot.

Viola! Now you have an adorable Fun Fold to wish someone a very Happy Birthday!

Confession: I had to stamp this card several times before getting it right. Several times I dropped the stamp on the card and once I forgot to remove the stick-not mask before stamping. Point is-don’t give up, keep trying and you will have a really cool card!

Thank you very much for viewing my blog today!

Specials

The Butterfly Bouquet is on sale now! This is an awesome set that features lots of butterflies! The Butterfly Brilliance stamp is one large stamp and the coordinating Brilliant Wings Die cuts out all of the butterflies in one go! The Brilliant Wings Die also cuts out a set of butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper! Buy your Butterfly Bouquet HERE today! If you want to see a bunch of cards made with the Butterfly Bouquet check out this Blog Hop.

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Have a very relaxing weekend and try some crafting!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Designer Series Paper, Guys cards, Masculine

Happy Thoughts and Simple Stamping

Welcome to my blog with Happy Thoughts and Simple Stamping. I will be using the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set and the Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. This card is very simple and quick to make.

This card is a very masculine card which looks very nice and is super easy to put together. You could change the sentiment to be anything you want.

The Happy Thoughts stamp set is a great set for a beginner. Not only do you have several main categories of cards, but you also have a sentiment for the inside of the card.

The Well Suited DSP is so awesome for masculine cards! I really struggle with masculine cards. However, a great package of masculine Designer Series Paper can make all the difference. You can purchase this great DSP HERE.

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; Night Of Navy CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 4 inches; Well Suited DSP Striped Pattern: 1 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 2 5/8 inches; Well Suited DSP Diamond Pattern: 1 3/8 x 2 5/8 inches and 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.

Stamping

There is minimal stamping for this card. You just need a sentiment that will fit inside the 2 inch circle punch. I started with the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set. I stamped the sentiment with Memento ink onto the 2 1/4 x 4 inch Basic White CS. Note: If you are new to stamping, please look back at my blog for applying the labels to the Cling stamps HERE.

Use the 2 inch Circle Punch to punch the sentiment out. Tip: I find it to be easy to punch when the punch is lying on the table and I use the heel of my hand to push down firmly and quickly.

Putting It All Together

The next step is to lay out the pieces so you can have an idea of where you want to adhere them. There is about a 1/8 inch border around all of the pieces.

Now we can adhere the pieces. I started with the upper left-hand corner followed by the upper right-hand corner. I finished up with the lower left-hand corner. Note: I have found the best adhesive to be the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue because it allows you a little time to wiggle the piece in place before it really sticks.

Next use the Bone Folder on the Basic White CS card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line to make a crisp fold. Then adhere the front panel to the front of the Basic White CS card base.