Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Birthday, Designer Series Paper, flowers, Nature, Simple stamping

Easy Stampin’ Up! Enjoy the Moment Birthday Card with Simple Stamping

Today’s card is an Easy Stampin’ Up! Enjoy the Moment Birthday card made with the Dandy Garden 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP). Just a reminder that Sale-a-bration is only until February 28, 2021- so be sure to place your qualifying order to get FREE product before then.

I really love the simplicity of the Enjoy the Moment images. These images remind me of when I took Botany as an undergraduate and had to make sketches of all the Botanical specimens.

Here is a photo of this beautiful stamp set. Can you name any of the plant seed pods pictured? Leave a comment below if you can. I will be telling you the answer for one of them.

Measurements

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Early Espresso CS: 2 1/4 x 5 inches, 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches; Dandy Garden 6 x 6 inch DSP: 2 x 4 3/4 inches; and Very Vanilla CS: 2 x 4 inches and 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches.

Stamping

The first step is to stamp the poppy seed pods in Early Espresso ink onto the 2 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Tip: The darker colors of ink, including the Early Espresso ink, seem to dry more slowly. Because of this, avoid brushing your hand over the image until it is completely dry, so you do not smear it.

Next stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment onto the 5/8 x 2 1/8 inch Very Vanilla CS.

Putting It All Together

To start assembling the card pieces, adhere the poppy seed pods onto the 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch Early Espresso CS. Tip: Since the ink does dry more slowly, I turn the card piece over to rub it. This will allow the adhesive to adhere evenly.

The next step is to adhere the “Happy Birthday” to the 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch Early Espresso CS.

Lastly, adhere the 2 x 4 3/4 inch Dandy Garden DSP to the 2 1/4 x 5 inch Early Espresso CS. Fold the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Very Vanilla CS card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line with the Bone Folder. Adhere the card piece to the front on the right hand side.

Now you can adhere the poppy seed pod card piece to the card front on the left hand side.

To complete the card use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the “Happy Birthday” sentiment to the card front.

Viola! That was one quick and easy card!

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Birthday, flowers, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Two-step stamping

Art Gallery Simple Stamping Birthday Card

Today is the day the new 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live! The Art Gallery stamp set is great for this simple stamping Birthday card. The set is a two-step stamp which allows you to add dimension to your stamped image.

This beautiful simple stamping Birthday card is made with Merry Merlot and Flirty Flamingo ink. The Art Gallery stamp set has a variety of sentiments including: thank you, congratulations, good luck, sorry, best wishes, I miss you, and I’m thinking of you. This is a great stamp set for a beginner stamper since there are lovely images and a variety of sentiments.

Measurements

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Merry Merlot CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and Whisper White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches.

Stamping

Begin with the Merry Merlot ink and stamp the sentiment “Happy Birthday” as shown onto the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Whisper White CS. Switch to the Flirty Flamingo ink and stamp the large flower with less detail to the left of the sentiment.

Continuing with the Flirty Flamingo ink, apply ink carefully to the flowers on the bunch of flowers stamp. Try not to get ink on the stem and leaf.

Now carefully apply Old Olive ink to the leaf and then the stem.

Huff onto the stamp to moisten the ink and stamp the image on the right side of the Whisper White CS card piece.

Going back to the Flirty Flamingo ink, apply ink to the flowers. Stamp off the edge of the card piece to fill in the space between the first 2 flower stamps. Leave space under the larger flower for the stem and leaf.

Apply more Flirty Flamingo ink to the bunch of flowers and stamp off the edge above the initial bunch of flowers.

Returning to the Old Olive ink, stamp the leaves and stem under the larger flower.

Here is how the card piece looks at this point. Now we will add some dimension and interest.

Two-Step Stamping

Bringing in the Merry Merlot ink, apply ink to the more detailed large flower. Stamp off before stamping onto the card piece. The image is meant to be a little off but there are some landmarks that match up. It doesn’t need to be precise as it is supposed to show a watercolor effect.

Sticking with the Merry Merlot ink, apply ink to the smaller detailed flower and stamp once in the center of the large flower. Follow by stamping on top of each of the smaller flower images. It is interesting to see how this makes the card piece more interesting to look at.

Putting the Card Together

To finish the card, adhere the stamped card piece to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Merry Merlot CS, then to the front of the Whisper White CS card base.

Viola! That is all there is to this card! You could make a bunch of these with different colors and different sentiments. I like to have cards on hand to cover any occasion so I don’t have to rush to make one when a situation arises. The Art Gallery sentiments would make a great collection of all occasion cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by. My plan over the next few months is to post a simple stamping card every Tuesday and continue to post a Fun Fold Card on Fridays. I would like to add another post on Wednesday. Do you have a preference for what I should post? Let me know what you would like by commenting below. Thanks in advance for you suggestions.

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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Birds, Birthday, Coloring Techniques, flowers, Punch

Posted For You Stampin’ Up!® Birthday Card for beginners

Posted for You is a fun Stampin’ Up!® stamp set in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog that coordinates with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.

The Love stamp in this stamp set reminds me of the Love Series of postage stamps. This Love postage stamp I believe is from 1982. I just love the colors and different flowers.

Today’s birthday card has its own Love stamp as well as some birds and flowers.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches (this is the card base), 4 x 5 1/4 inches, three 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches and 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches; Gorgeous Grape CS: 3 1/2 x 4 inches; Highland Heather CS: 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches and 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches.

Use Memento ink to stamp one of each design onto the three 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch Whisper White CS pieces. Stamp the images about 1/4 inch away from the bottom edge so they will fit in the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch.

Stamp the sentiment “Happy Birthday” in Memento ink onto the 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch Whisper White CS strip. Stamp about 1/4 inch away from the left edge of the Whisper White CS. Note: In this image I stamped too far away from the left edge. When I needed to use the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch I had to trim off a little for it to fit properly.

Punch all of the stamped images out with the Rectangle Postage Stamp punch.

Punch the sentiment “Happy Birthday” out by using the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch as shown. Do the same with the 5 /8 x 4 1/2 inch Highland Heather CS strip.

I colored the stamped images with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 using the colors pictured above.

I used a heavy hand with the darker areas then lightly added color over the top to create a little more depth. Note: If you have a hard time sharpening the Watercolor Pencils, invest in a metal sharpener from an art supply store. I have found that a dull sharpener just makes the pencil tip crumble. Of course, that could also be due to living in the dry climate here in Arizona.

Adhere the stamped images and the sentiment to the corresponding Highland Heather CS.

Adhere the 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 inch Highland Heather CS to the 3 1/2 x 4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS. Now adhere the stamped image piece to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Adhere the sentiment to the 5/8 inch piece of Highland Heather CS and then to the card front.

To add a little dimension to this card I cut the Foam Adhesive Sheets into 1/4 inch strips and placed them on the back of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS as shown.

Fold the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Whisper White CS card base at the 5 1/2 inch score line using the Bone Folder so you get a crisp fold. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS panel to the front of the card base.

Viola! You have made a lovely birthday card! Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think. What do you like about the post? Is there anything I could improve on?

Thanks for visiting. I hope you give this card a try. I found it to be very relaxing to color the images.

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Birthday, Coloring Techniques, Lake/Sea/Ocean, Sea, Sealife, Simple stamping, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Seaside Notions for End of Summer Seaside Birthday Card

This wonderful summer Birthday card was inspired by a swap I received. A swap is a card that you make multiple copies of and take to a stamping event with you. There you will meet others who have made swap and you swap cards with them. Unfortunately I have lost the name of who made the swap I was inspired by.

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 11 inch card base with a score line at 5 1/2 inches, two 4 x 5 1/4 inch, 2 x 4 1/2 inches and 1 x 3 3/4 inches.

I used Memento ink for the stamping and I colored with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. I used the light and dark Blend of each of the following colors: Pool Party, Purple Posy, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.

Using the Memento ink, stamp the sea horse onto the 2 x 4 1/2 inch Very Vanilla CS and the “Happy Birthday” sentiment onto the 1 x 3 3/4 inch strip of Very Vanilla CS.

On one of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS pieces I stamped a row of the conch shell, then added the sand dollars.

Next I stamped the snail shell. I filled in the spaces with the clam shell. I added another conch shell on the very bottom left and top right. This is a slightly organized random pattern in my book! Ha, ha! 🙂 

Don’t do this step because it turned out to be a mistake later on but i wanted to share this with you so you won’t make the same mistake. On the inside of the card base I stamped another sea horse and two sand dollars. I recommend that you stamp the sea horse and sand dollars onto the other 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS piece.

Again do not do this step. Once I used the Stampin’ Blends to color the sea horse and sand dollars, I realized that the markers bled through to the back. Whoa! 😲 The way I fixed it is that I cut the inside panel to be 4 x 5 1/4 inches and made another 4 1/4 x 11 inch Very Vanilla CS card base.

On with the fun. Color the sea horse with the light and dark Soft Suede Blends.

For each of the shells, I decided to add a shadow to the lower right hand side. I did this by first coloring in the shell with the Light Crumb Cake Blend. I then went over the lower right with the Dark Crumb Cake Blend. Lastly I went over the area I wanted shadowed again with the Light Crumb Cake Blend to blend the light and dark together.

I repeated the process with all the shells. The conch shells are colored in Petal Pink. The snail shell is colored in Pool Party and the clam shell in Purple Posy.

Fussy cut the sea horse that is stamped on the 2 x 4 1/2 inch Very Vanilla CS. Place cut up Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the tail and head, leaving the body without Dimensionals.

Adhere the body of the sea horse to the left side of the Happy Birthday sentiment. Cut a banner end on the right end of the sentiment strip.

Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS stamped with the sea horse to the inside of the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Very Vanilla CS card base. Use the Bone Folder on the 5 1/2 inch score line to make a crisp fold.

Adhere the other 4 1/4 x 5 inch Very Vanilla CS stamped with the shells to the card front. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment strip and adhere in place.

Now for some Bling! The Wink of Stella Glitter Brush is perfect for adding a little sparkle to the sea horse.

Viola! You have a fun end of summer Birthday card to send off to someone special. I just love the sparkle!

Thank you for visiting theresas-treasures.com today. I hope you enjoyed this end of summer card. I am looking forward to some cooler temperatures, but here in Arizona it may be quite awhile. Good thing I can craft inside!

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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Birthday, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Nature

Fun Fold Friday with Timeless Tropical

I love fun fold cards because they are a little bit of a challenge to figure out. Once I have them figured out, I make a lot of cards with that fold. I learned this fun fold from my stamping friend Karen.

The Timeless Tropical stamp set is great for this card with the big bright hibiscus and the smaller flower as a compliment. The Timeless Tropical stamp set is versatile because it has sentiments for birthday, thank you and hello. I have just celebrated a birthday, so I chose to make a birthday card.

Measurements: Mango Melody Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, 3 1/2 x 4 inches, 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches; Rainbow Glimmer Paper: 2 x 2 3/8 inches; Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP): two at 1 1/4 x 4 inches.

The first thing to do is to make the fun fold. Here is what it will look like when complete.

With the 5 1/2 inch side of the Mango Melody card base along the top, make a cut at 1 1/2 inches down to the 4 1/4 inch scoreline.

Just a little side note. This is the new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer. I could not for the life of me remember which was the cutting blade and switch was the scoring blade. I used my label maker to make labels.

Slide the Mango Melody card base down to 4 inches and make another cut down to the 4 1/4 inch scoreline.

Turn the Mango Melody card base so that the 8 1/2 inch side is on top and the side with the cuts is on your left. Slide the card base down to 2 1/8 inches and make a score line on the middle section only, down to the next cut.

When complete, the score line will look like this.

Here is a birds eye view of the Mango Melody card base with the two cut lines and the score line.

Use your Bone Folder to make crisp folds at the score lines.

Here is what the card base will look like now. Let’s get stamping!

On the 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS, stamp the hibiscus in Magenta Madness ink, the small flower in Mango Melody and the leaf in Granny Apple Green.

You may fussy cut the stamped images, or if you have a cutting machine the Timeless Tropical stamps coordinates with the Tropic Dies.

Stamp the sentiment “May Your Birthday Be Memorable” in the center of the 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Use the Timeless Label punch to punch the sentiment out.

Adhere the 3 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS to the center of the inside of the Mango Melody card base. Apply adhesive to the two side panels as shown.

Adhere the two side panels to the inside of the card base. Now adhere the two 1 1/4 x 4 inch Artistry Blooms DSP pieces to the side panels.

Adhere the Rainbow Glimmer Paper to the front of the middle panel.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment “May Your Birthday Be Memorable” to the bottom of the inside of the card. Stamp the sentiment “Rest and Relax You Deserve It” in Magenta Madness ink on the inside of the card above the other sentiment.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the two flowers and the leaf to the Rainbow Glimmer Paper. Be sure the edge of the flowers on the bottom does not go past the edge of the card stock underneath so you can fold the middle up and behind the birthday sentiment.

Viola! You have a very colorful, summery fun fold Birthday Card! However, if you like, you may add some Bling!

The Artistry Blooms self adhesive sequins come in a variety of colors including Mango Melody and Rich Razzleberry which complements the Magenta Madness nicely.

I added three of each color to the side panels. You could also add some to the flowers if you wish. The Take Your Pick tool really makes transferring the self adhesive sequins easy.

Viola! Now you have a colorful, summery fun fold Birthday card with Bling!

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Birthday, flowers, Simple stamping, Stamping-off technique

Simple Stamping with Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card

Believe it or not, this card is made only with stamping! The Blossoms in Bloom stamp set by Stampin’ Up! lends itself to some beautiful bouquets. And the sentiments make this set so versatile! The colors were inspired by Lorraine’s Color Challenge. The colors are so bright and cheerful!

Measurements: Calypso Coral Card Stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 11 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: two 5 1/4 x 4 inches and a 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch strip. The ink colors I used are: Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Bumble Bee and Magenta Madness.

For the large blooms stamp, I apply the ink with the stamp upside down on the table. I find it to be easier to see that the ink is evenly applied.

Stamp onto the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Whisper White CS using Mango Melody ink. Use the heel of your hand to apply even pressure to the center of the blooms to help the ink go onto the paper more evenly.

I added the center of the Mango Melody flowers in Calypso Coral ink. The center is Stamped Off. Next, the leaves are stamped in Granny Apple Green ink.

The five-petaled flowers are stamped in Magenta Madness ink. There are two different designs for the five-petaled flowers. I did the three in the middle with one design, and the two on the outer edges with the other design. Stamp the center of the five-petaled flowers in Bumble Bee ink. I did not Stamp Off but later thought that may look better.

I stamped the tiny five-petaled flowers in Calypso Coral ink. There are also two designs for the tiny five-petaled flowers. I just mixed them as I stamped. I tried to stick with an odd number of each of the colors of flowers. Generally, the odd number is more pleasing to the eye than an even number.

The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral ink. I trimmed the strip of Whisper White CS, then cut a banner end as shown.

Adhere the stamped card piece to the front of the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Calypso Coral CS. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment.

I used the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots to add a little embellishment next to the sentiment. I find it easy to transfer the small dots with the Take Your Pick tool.

For this card I decided to stamp the inside panel as well. Start with the Mango Melody ink and the large blooms stamp. I stamped a little to the side so there would be space for writing.

I added the center for the Mango Melody flowers in Calypso Coral after Stamping Off. The leaves are in Granny Apple Green ink. The center of the Magenta Madness five-petaled flowers is stamped in Bumble Bee ink after Stamping Off.

Add the tiny five-petaled flowers in Calypso Coral ink.

Adhere the inside card piece to the inside of the Calypso Coral CS card base.

And Viola! you have a brightly colored Happy Birthday card to send to someone special! This card is sure to send some cheer!

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Posted in #simplestamping, balloons, beginner stamper, Birthday, Mini Catalog 2020, Punch, Sale-A-Bration 2020, Simple stamping

Birthday Balloon Bling – Layered with Kindness

Well hello again! Great to have you visiting my blog. Today I created a very simple Birthday card with a lot of rhinestone bling and balloons!

This is a really tough time for us all, being stuck at home and not being able to hug each other for support. My goal was to create a sunny, happy card today. I love the way it turned out!

The Stampin’ Up! Layered With Kindness stamp set has a great Happy Birthday sentiment. There is a coordinating Label Me Lovely Punch to make it very fancy.

Measurements: Whisper White Card stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score at 4 1/4 inches and a 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch piece to stamp on; Daffodil Delight CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches; Grapefruit Grove CS: 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches; Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (DSP):4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches; and Terracotta Tile CS: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.

Stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment in Terracotta Tile ink onto the 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch piece of Whisper White CS. Use the Label Me Lovely Punch to punch the stamped image out.