Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Birthday, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Sale-A-Bration 2021

Stampin’ Up!® Happy Birthday with Happy Thoughts Friday Fun Fold

Hello! I have a wonderful Happy Birthday with Happy Thoughts card for you today for your Friday Fun Fold. The Happy Thoughts stamp set is a great beginner set that is in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. There is a sentiment to put on the front of the card and a longer sentiment for the inside of the card to include: Happy Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations, and Thinking of You. A very versatile stamp set!

The gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP) is part of the Fine Art Floral Suite and is called-you guessed it- Fine Art Floral DSP. The little ladybug embellishments are from the Dandy Garden Suite, which I will talk more about later. This lovely handmade birthday card is fairly easy to make, so let’s get started!

Measurements

Measurements: Mossy Meadow Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 8 inches with a score line at 2 1/2 inches; Whisper White CS: 2 3/8 x 4 inches and 2 1/2 x 4 inches (for the oval die cut); Mossy Meadow CS: 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 1/2 inch and 2 3/4 x 4 inches (for the oval die cut); and the Fine Art Floral DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 4 inches.

Stamping

I used the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out the 2 stitched ovals, one from the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS and one from the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Mossy Meadow CS. Next, stamp the sentiment “Happy Birthday” in Mossy Meadow ink onto the Whisper White CS stitched oval. Follow with stamping the inside sentiment in the Mossy Meadow ink onto the 2 3/8 x 4 inch Whisper White CS.

Preparing the Card Base

On the opposite end to the scored end, cut a banner edge. The first cut should be in the center. The second cut is from one corner to the top of the center cut. The third cut is from the other corner to the top of the center cut. Viola! A perfect banner edge every time!

Lay the Mossy Meadow CS card base on the table with the short end on the left. Position the card piece you just cut a banner edge on with the 1/2 inch score line along the right-hand edge of the Fine Art Floral DSP. That will be on the inside of the card base. The Fine Art Floral DSP is just laid down for positioning. Do not adhere the DSP yet. Adhere the 1/2 inch portion of the banner-edged card piece to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base.

Now you may adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Fine Art Floral DSP to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base. Follow by adhering the 2 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Fine Art Floral DSP to the card front. Note: These 2 designs are opposite sides of the same piece of DSP.

Adding the Sentiments

Now you can fold the banner-edged card piece across the card front to see how the card closes. Next you will need to position and adhere the sentiment card piece so that it lies under the banner-edged card piece when the card is closed.

Adhere the “Happy Birthday” Whisper White CS oval to the Mossy Meadow CS oval. In order to give the card some dimension, apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Mossy Meadow CS oval.

Finishing Up

To complete the card, adhere the sentiment piece to the card front. Then use Mini Glue Dots to adhere 3 of the Ladybug Trinkets to the card front. Finish the card by adhering a bow, tied with the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim, just under the sentiment.

Viola! You have a wonderful Fun Fold to send someone Birthday Wishes!

Thanks for stopping by today. There are a few specials available below so please check them out below.

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Dandy Garden Tutorial

I am in a Demonstrator Training Group with Kylie Bertucci. Several of us created projects, a supply list and instructions for the Dandy Garden Mega-Tutorial Bundle- 62 of us to be exact. That means there are 62 different projects using the Dandy Garden Suite in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog! All of these can be yours when you order from my Online Store HERE. Once you order I will send the PDF of the tutorial to you via email! Then there will be nothing in the way of you making these gorgeous projects to spread some joy and love to your friends and family.

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Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Theresa

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.

What is Sale-a-bration? Every year Stampin’ Up! has a super cool deal called Sale-a-bration. The new 2021 Jan-June Catalog is going live today and there is a Sale-a-bration brochure with several items you can get for FREE when you order $50 from the new Mini Catalog or the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! If you are in need of a catalog and do not already have an awesome Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, send me an email with your mailing address and I will send you the catalog and the Sale-a-bration Brochure. My email is: theresastreasures.az@gamil.com. If you place an order under $150 please use Host Code: UZ72Q6X4. If your order is over $150 you will get to use the Stampin’ Rewards.

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Theresa

Posted in 3D Technique, Avid Stamper, balloons, Birthday, Guys cards, Masculine

Cardz4Guyz Challenge # 261 Black/Gold

During the holidays I have had a hard time keeping up with all the fun Challenges. This weeks Cardz4Guyz Challenge # 261 Black/Gold is a great one for a very special birthday card. My youngest turns 17 years old on December 31, 2020. (I seriously do not feel that old.) I wanted to make him a very special card because he is a very special guy.

I had to use some of my stash for this card. Wait until you see the inside!

It’s a pop-up! I think my son is going to love this!

Stampin’ Up!® Products used to make this card are as follows: Balloon Adventures stamp set, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets™ Dies, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Sprinkles Punch, Painted Labels Dies, World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), Golden Honey Specialty DSP, Gold Foil Sheets, Black Card Stock (CS), Whisper White CS, Memento ink, Versamark ink, Gold Emboss Powder and Gold Thread.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Cardz4Guyz Challenge #261 Black/Gold. See more black/gold or black/silver cards at the Cardz4Guyz blog HERE.

Have a most wonderful New Year’s Eve!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Birthday, Blender Pen, Coloring Techniques, flowers, Stamping-off technique, Watercolor Techniques

Flowers For Every Season in Blues

The Flower For Every Season Suite is just so beautiful and fun to create cards with! The Suite includes 2 different stamp sets – Jar of Flowers and Celebrate Sunflowers. The Jar of Flowers coordinates with the Jar punch and the Mason Jar Dome. To see a card with all 3 of the Jar products, check my blog from May by clicking here.

Here is the card for today. The lovely Flowers for Every Season DSP is paired with the Jar of Flowers stamp to match! Let’s get started!

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Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches and two 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches; Just Jade CS (New In Color!): 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches; Flowers For Every Season DSP: 5 1/4 x 4 inches.

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Stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Shaded Spruce* ink onto one of the 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Use the Timeless Label Punch to punch out the sentiment. (*I have used Shaded Spruce ink in this blog because the Just Jade ink was not available yet. The Just Jade ink can now be purchased and should be used in place of the Shaded Spruce.)

One really cool thing about the Jar of Flowers stamp set is that several pieces are reversible! First stamp the outline of the bowl in Balmy Blue ink onto the other 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Flip the stamp over. Stamp the background color for the bowl in Balmy Blue by first Stamping Off on scrap paper, then on the card piece. That is so smart!

I used Smoky Slate ink to stamp the bunch of flowers after first Stamping Off onto the scrap paper. I used a sticky note as a Mask to shorten the flower stems. The stems are Stamped Off and stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.

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I am going to use the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils to color the bunch of flowers. However, there is not a matching green Watercolor Pencil. I used a Blender Pen to add a light coloring of Shaded Spruce ink to the stems.

My goal was to try and match the coloring of the bunch of flowers to those flowers on the Flowers For Every Season DSP I had chosen for the card. I colored on top of my new catalog to keep the pencil pressure soft. The blue is the new In Color Misty Moonlight. To match the color with the Watercolor Pencils available I first colored the flowers lightly with the Basic Gray then with the Night Of Navy Watercolor Pencils.

I added some shading with a combination of a little more Basic Gray and a little more Night of Navy until I was satisfied. I used the Cajun Craze Watercolor Pencil for the larger flower, only coloring in the center of each petal.

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To smooth out the Watercolor Pencil I went over the flowers with the Blender Pen.

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The leaves were colored with the Blender Pen and the Shaded Spruce ink. The berries are colored in Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil and the Pussy Willows are colored in Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil. Finally, I added some more shading to the center of the blue flowers with the Night of Navy Watercolor Pencil.

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I added some “water” in the bowl with the Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil.

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Punch out a label from the Just Jade CS with the Timeless Label Punch. Set aside. Adhere the Just Jade CS to the front of the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS card base after you have used the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line.

Adhere the Flowers for Every Season DSP to the Just Jade CS on the card front.

Adhere the Just Jade CS Timeless Label to the back of the sentiment label, slightly offset. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the watercolored bunch of flowers and the sentiment to the card front.

Add a bow tied from the Misty Moonlight In Color 1/4 inch Ribbon with a Glue Dot. I plan to make a new video on how to tie bows. I tried today, but it did not work out. Soon I hope.

Now for the Bling! The Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels are perfect as there are several colors to choose from. I added some light blue rhinestones to the blue flowers in the bunch of flowers, dark green around the sentiment and dark blue rhinestones on the Flowers For Every Season DSP. I love lots of Bling! There is more Bling to be had for this card!

Wink of Stella!! This glitter brush can add a light sparkle to your card! But how to start using it? It comes with a black ring between the two barrels. Remove the black ring and put the two barrels back together.

Squeeze the barrel where it says “PUSH” until a little glitter is seen. Brush onto a scrap paper to get the flow going and get a feel for how it works.

Brush the glitter onto the water until you like the sparkle!

And Viola! you have a lovely floral card to send to someone for their Birthday! You could also use a different sentiment for any occasion. This card would be great for a variety of occasions!

Thanks for being here today. I appreciate you!

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Have a wonderful and creative day!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, beginner stamper, Birthday, Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Two-step stamping

Retiring Stamp Sets- Painted Harvest

The new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog for 2020-2021 will be mailed out on May 8, 2020. If you would like a copy, shoot me an email at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com. There are many products that will be retiring and some are now at a great discount. Check the “Last Chance Products” tab in the left hand column at my online store here.

This card started off as a Color Challenge I wanted to be in. A Color Challenge is when someone gives you one or more colors to use in a card. You can create whatever you want. The inspiration also came from wanting to use the retiring stamp sets once more.

Today I mainly used the Painted Harvest stamp set. However, the sentiment is from Piece of Cake and the bee is from Honey Bee.

Measurements: Whisper White Card stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches, 4 1/4 x 3 inches, 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches and a 3 x 1/2 inch strip: Lovely Lipstick CS: 5 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches; and Blushing Bride CS: 4 1/4 x 3 inches.

The Painted Harvest stamp is Two Step Stamp. This means that there are two slightly different stamps that are intended to be stamped on top of one another. These are the two stamps for the sunflower. I am starting with the less detailed stamp on the left.

Stamp three of the sunflowers in a cascade down the 4 1/4 x 3 inch Whisper White CS using Blushing Bride ink.

Switch to the other more detailed stamp of the sunflower. Use Lovely Lipstick ink to stamp right on top of the Blushing Bride flowers.

Using the same detailed sunflower, stamp in Lovely Lipstick along the outside borders of the Lovely Lipstick CS. I call this Tone on Tone because you use the same color for the paper and the ink.

Use Soft Suede ink to stamp the center of the sunflowers.

The leaf is also a Two Step Stamp. I have tried stamping with the more detailed leaf or with the less detailed leaf first. For this stamp I think it is easier to line up the stamps when I start with the more detailed leaf and finish with the less detailed leaf stamp.

Stamp the sentiment “Happy Birthday” and the bee on the corresponding Whisper White CS in Memento ink.

Color the stripes on the bee with the Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker. Fussy cut the bee (or if you have the Detailed Bee Dies you can cut the bee out with the die).

Trim the sentiment “Happy Birthday” and then we will make a banner end. Make a small center cut.

Now make a cut from one corner to the top of the center cut. Repeat on the other side.

Make another banner on the other end of the sentiment strip.

Use the Bone Folder to get a nice crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. This is the card base. Adhere the Lovely Lipstick background card piece to the front of the card base.

Adhere the 4 1/4 x 3 inch Blushing Bride CS at a slant on top of the Lovely Lipstick background. Now adhere the sunflower card piece parallel to the Lovely Lipstick card piece.

Oops! I got some Soft Suede ink in the wrong place. This happens when the edge of the clear block gets inked. No worries. You can always fix this with either a sentiment over the top or Bling. I put the “Happy Birthday” right over the mistake and no one is the wiser!

Add the cute little bee and Viola! You have a wonderful Birthday card ready to go!

Thanks so much for coming by today! I wish you a great day and hope you are well and safe!

I am an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator and I would love to help you pick out just what you need to make that special card or put together a project. This blog is intended for the beginning stamper so there are basic tips included. I hope you find some time to be creative! Let me know via email if you need help putting your order together at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

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Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #242- By the Sea

The current challenge on the Cardz 4 Guyz blog is to create a masculine card with the theme “By the Sea”.

This card was made using a few Stampin’ Up!® stamp sets. Several images come from the Sailing Home and Sea of Textures stamp sets. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays. The watermarks are from the Beauty Abounds stamp set.

The colors are: Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake.

So check out Cardz4guyz.blogspot.com for more masculine cards with the “By the Sea theme.

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Posted in Birthday, flowers, Fun/Fancy fold card, Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog

Garden Birthday with Layered with Kindness

As you may have noticed from my last Blog post, I have been learning to participate in a Blog Hop. I think I finally have it working if you would like to check it out. After you scroll through my portion there will be a list of names. Click on the name and visit their Blog. You can get a lot of great ideas from a Blog Hop.

Today’s card is a Birthday card. I have 6 people in my family with Birthdays in May! I need to stock up on Birthday cards. This card can be made with any Designer Series Paper (DSP). I am using Garden Lane DSP from the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.

I made this card with the Layered With Kindness stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® and the coordinating punch.

Measurements: Garden Green Card stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, 8 1/2 x 3 inches and 5 x 3 inches; Garden Lane DSP: 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 4 x 3 inches; and Whisper White CS: 4 x 3 inches and 5 x 3 inches.

The first step is to stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment in Memento onto the 5 x 3 inch Whisper White CS. Set aside.

Stamp the leaves in Garden Green ink onto the right hand side of the 4 x 3 inch Whisper White CS.

Now stamp the little flower in Petal Pink ink.

Stamp several flowers.

Stamp the single leaf several times in Garden Green ink.

Adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Garden Lane DSP to the 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch Garden Green CS.

Fold the 8 1/2 x 3 inch Garden Green in half at 4 1/4 inches and use the Bone Folder to make the fold nice and crisp.

Adhere the 4 x 3 inch Garden Lane DSP to the front of the folded Garden Green CS.

The floral card piece will go inside the folded Garden Green CS piece.

Adhere the floral card piece.

Adhere the back of the Garden Green folded card piece to the front of the Garden Lane DSP on the 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch piece of Garden Green CS.

Use the Label Me Lovely punch to cut out the “Happy Birthday” sentiment and then punch another label out of the 5 x 3 inch Garden Green CS.

Adhere the two labels together with the Garden Green label slightly to the right of the “Happy Birthday” label.

Adhere some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the “Happy Birthday” label on the half behind the “H” and the “B”.

Adhere to the card front with the right edge hanging off a little.

Now for some Bling! I used the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and applied them with the Take Your Pick tool.

Slide the pick under the adhesive on the rhinestone and transfer it to where you want it on the card. Apply slight pressure to the rhinestone and slide the pick out from underneath. Tip: If you do not have a pick tool, try a toothpick.

Add as many rhinestones as you like, keeping with an odd number. An odd number is more pleasing to the eye.

And Viola! You have a really nice Birthday Card that folds in a new and fun way. (This type of card is called a Fun Fold or Fancy Fold).

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I am so glad you joined me today. This is a great card to use any designed paper you may have around. You can easily substitute another sentiment, and if you do not have any punches, just make the sentiment a square. I am going to make a few more in different colors so I can get them mailed out to my family soon!

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.

Punch out a Lovely Label using the 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch piece of Terracotta Tile CS.

Cut the label in half diagonally from one corner to the other as shown.