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, Animals, beginner stamper, Butterfly, Coloring Techniques, Easter, Masking Technique, Rabbit, Simple stamping, Sponging technique, Spring

Stampin’ Up!® Springtime Joy- Stamping with Coloring & Masking

Hello and Happy Spring! I am fortunate to have some flowers starting to bloom in my garden outside! Springtime Joy is a stamp set with super cute animals to help welcome spring and Easter. Today’s card is a step up from Simple Stamping, and is simple nonetheless.

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; Gorgeous Grape CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; and Basic White CS: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches.

Stamping

Start off stamping the sentiment “Welcome Spring” in Memento Black ink onto the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic White CS. Add the little butterfly.

The next step is to stamp the cute little bunny onto both the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic White CS and a piece of full sticky sheet.

Carefully fussy cut the bunny on the full sticky note. This will be used as a mask.

Sponging Around the Mask

Using a Stamping Sponge that has been cut into a small wedge, dab the sponge first on the Balmy Blue ink. Then rub in small circles on a scrap sheet of paper. Next Sponge some onto the card around the little bunny. Do the same with the Granny Apple Green ink. (For more information on Sponging check out this blog post: Sponging.)

Tip: I find it to be very easy to remove the mask by using the Take Your Pick tool.

Finishing the Card

The sponging helps to accentuate the bunny. Again using the Memento Black ink, stamp some of the flowers and tulips around the bunny.

Use whatever you like to color the card. I really enjoy using the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The colors I used were: Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue.

First adhere the stamped Basic White CS card piece to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS. Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Basic White CS card base. Adhere the Gorgeous Grape CS card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Viola! You have a super cute bunny to help welcome in the Spring!

Thanks for coming by today. I am still recovering from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. Although I am grateful for the vaccine, I have been feeling very tired since receiving it. Each day I feel better. I am going to resume the Wacky Wednesday Technique blog next week. I am planning on having something for Fun Fold Friday. See you then!

Have a most wonderful week!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Card Using Hearts

One of the most fun things about stamping is finding an alternative way to use a stamp. For example the card today is a Happy St. Patrick’s Day Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Valentine’s stamp sets, Heart to Heart and Heartfelt.

I just love how the hearts can be used to make the shamrocks.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP)-Regals: Garden Green 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches; Basic White CS: 5 x 3 3/4 inches and 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches; Garden Green CS: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.

Stamping

Start out by using Garden Green ink to stamp the sentiment “Happy St. Patrick’s Day”. The sentiment comes from the A Wish For Everything stamp set. This is an excellent stamp set for the beginner stamper as it has most of the holidays along with sentiments for the inside of a card. You can purchase the A Wish For Everything HERE.

To start creating the shamrocks, use the large outline heart in the Heartfelt stamp set. Reminder: Use a pad under the Photopolymer stamps to help get the best image. You can use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat like I have, or use the Stampin’ Up! catalog.

Next use the small solid heart in the Heart to Heart stamp set and create the smaller shamrocks.

To finish up I used the stem in the In Bloom stamp set. If you do not have this set, you could also just use the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker to make the stems.

Putting the Card Together

That is it for the stamping. Now adhere the stamped card piece to the Garden Green 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Then adhere the card piece to the front panel of the Basic White CS card base. Remember to use your Bone Folder on the Basic White CS card base to get a crisp fold.

Punching out the Sentiment

Using the Double Oval Punch, punch a scalloped oval from the 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch Garden Green CS. Then use the solid oval to punch out the “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” sentiment. Adhere the Basic White oval to the Garden Green scalloped oval.

Use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card front. This is a great card, but you could add some Bling!

Bling!

I thought gold bling! was the most appropriate for this card. The Gold Glitter Enamel Dots fit the bill. I use the Take Your Pick tool to move the dots from the acetate sheet to the card front. The Take Your Pick tool makes this very easy.

Viola! You have made a great St. Patrick’s card complete with Bling!

Supplies

You can purchase everything you need from my Online Store to make this great card by clicking on any one of the photos below.

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Thanks so much for visiting today! I really enjoy making and sharing my cards with you. Is there a particular stamp set you would like me to use? Let me know in the comments and I will try to accommodate you.

Have a wonderful week! I am receiving my first COVID vaccine tomorrow. I may or may not be able to get the Wacky Wednesday blog out. If I am feeling punk, I am going to rest. I will definitely be back next week with a fun technique.

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Animals, Apology, beginner stamper, Simple stamping

Stampin’ Up!® Oh Snap! Apology with #Simplestamping

Welcome! Today’s card features Stampin’ Up!® Oh Snap! Apology with #Simplestamping! I am also demonstrating how you can use different colored inks to make a colorful card with lined images that are usually colored in.

Who could resist accepting your apology with this fun and colorful card? It is always awkward when you need to apologize to someone. This card makes it a little easier. And the card is very easy to make!

Measurements

Measurements: Granny Apple Green Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; two Basic White CS; 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

Stamping the front of the card

Begin by stamping the crocodile in Granny Apple Green ink onto one of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS card pieces. Be sure to use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or a catalog when using the Photopolymer stamps. I used an F sized Block for this crocodile which is the largest square acrylic block that Stampin’ Up! sells.

The next step is to stamp the little fish in Pumpkin Pie ink. Then stamp the bird in Melon Mambo ink.

The sentiments “Sorry” and “I Snapped A You.” are stamped in Memento ink.

In order to complete the front of the card, stamp the waves in Pacific Point ink.

Stamping the Inside of the Card

Now for the inside of the card. Start by stamping the lily pad in Garden Green ink in the lower right-hand corner. Use the Granny Apple Green ink to stamp the little frog. Add some waves in the Pacific Point ink.

Use your Bone Folder to get a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the Granny Apple Green CS card base. Open the card base up and adhere the stamped frog card piece to the inside of the card base.

Finish up by adhering the crocodile card piece to the front of the Granny Apple Green CS card base.

Viola! Now you are ready to give an apology in a meaningful, slightly humorous way!

If you haven’t yet seen the blog post from Monday March 8th, please check it out. I am entered in the International Blog Hop with Kylie Bertucci and would appreciate your vote for my card. Check it out HERE. Or select the button below to go to the Blog Hop Gallery.

I really appreciate your visit to Theresa’s Treasures today! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you would like to see more of. I have a beautiful card planned for Wacky Wednesday tomorrow using the new Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and the masking technique. Hope to see you tomorrow!

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 great week!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, flowers, Friendship, Love/Affection, Techniques

Stampin’ Up!® In Bloom Baby Wipe Technique

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

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.

Stamping

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 and Viola! 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!

Supplies

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The Butterfly Bouquet is available starting March 1, 2021 until May 3, 2021. Be sure to order soon as the Butterfly Bijou 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is only available while supplies last. Shop HERE.

Have a most wonderful and creative day!

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.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card front.

This step is optional. I felt the card was a little plain, so I used the Well Suited Twine Combo Pack to make a double stranded bow to place right under the sentiment. Note: I have a video to help with making a bow that you can watch HERE.

Viola! You have made a quick and easy masculine card that is good for any occasion just by changing the sentiment!

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed how easy this card is. On Wacky Wednesday I will be showing some more Techniques for using the Gilded Leafing Embellishment so I hope you will be able to join me.

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Have a most wonderfully creative day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, encouragement, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Religious, Winter Holiday

Dove of Hope- Happy New Year

Hello and Happy New Year! I do not think I am alone in being extremely excited to leave 2020 behind! I truly hope for a much better 2021! On that note I decided to create a New Year’s card with the Dove of Hope stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® and it is a Fun Fold!

The Dove of Hope stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® is another one of my favorite stamps from the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. I love the versatility of the dove which could be used all year long for wishing a Happy New Year, religious celebrations (baptism, communion, confirmation), weddings and to just share some peace, joy and love.

The Dove of Hope stamp set is retiring but is still available until January 4, 2021. You may click HERE to purchase it. I also used the “Happy New Year” sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set which is in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog HERE

Measurements

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches with a score line at 3 1/4 inches; Pacific Point CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches and 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches; Coastal Cabana CS: 3 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; the Brights Designer Series Paper* (DSP): 1) Coastal Cabana DSP: 3 x 5 1/4 inches and 2) Pacific Point DSP: 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; and Whisper White CS: two at 3 x 3 inches and 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches. (*find out how you can get this paper at the end of the blog)

Stamping

Start off by stamping the dove in Pacific Point ink onto one of the 3 x 3 inch Whisper White CS. Add some snowflakes in Coastal Cabana ink. Some of the snowflakes are full strength and others are Stamped Off. This helps to add dimension to your card.

Switching back to the Pacific Point ink, stamp the “Peace Joy Love” sentiment onto the 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch Whisper White CS.

In order to use just the part of the sentiment that says “And A Happy New Year” you will need a Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker. Color the bottom part of the sentiment, huff on it to moisten it a little, and stamp onto the other 3 x 3 inch Whisper White CS.

Putting it all together

Starting with the inside of the card, adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Pacific Point CS to the inside panel of the Whisper White CS card base. Now adhere the 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch Pacific Point DSP to the right hand side.

To finish the inside, adhere the 3 x 3 inch Whisper White CS with the “Happy New Year” sentiment as shown.

Moving on to the card front, adhere the Coastal Cabana DSP to the Coastal Cabana CS. Then adhere the Coastal Cabana card piece to the front of the Whisper White CS card base.

To complete the card front, adhere the dove card piece to the 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Pacific Point CS and the “Peace Joy Love” sentiment to the 7/8 x 2 7/8 inch Pacific Point CS.

Taking card to place the adhesive only on the left hand side, adhere the dove card piece to the card front. Be mindful of the placement so that the white panel underneath does not show around the dove card piece.

Lastly, apply adhesive to the left hand side of the sentiment and adhere it to the card front.

And Viola! Here’s hoping for more Peace, Joy and Love in 2021!

Joining My Team

*Here’s how to get your hands on this gorgeous colorful Designer Series Paper which comes in each color family plus the 2020-2022 In Colors. That is 5 packages of beautiful Designer Series Paper-for FREE when you sign up as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! This is one of the best deals for joining my team as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator that Stampin’ Up! has put out there! To sign up click HERE now and then select the “JOIN” tab on top.

If you have any questions about joining, why you would want to join, or what’s in it for you- shoot me an email at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com and I will be happy to talk with you.

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Thank you very much for coming by on this last day of 2020! May you and your family be Blessed with a wonderful year ahead!

Theresa

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

Sneak Peek-Floating & Fluttering Stampin’ Up!®

Hello fellow stampers! My sneak peak-Floating & Fluttering is from the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog! The Mini Catalog, along with Sale-a-bration, will be here January 5, 2021! However, as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I get to order a month early and show you what is in store! (If you would like to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator click HERE for more information)

I really love butterflies so I appreciate this set.

The Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper (DSP) is yours for free during Sale-a-bration, January 5- February 28, 2021 when you place a $50 order!

Supplies:

Measurements: Rich Razzleberry Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 3 inches; Whisper White CS: 2 1/2 x 4 inches and 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches; Garden Green CS: 3 x 3 1/2 inches; Rich Razzleberry CS: 3 x 3 1/2 inches; Rococo Rose CS: 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches, 3 x 3 inches and 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches.

Measurements: Oh So Ombre DSP: 3 x 3 inches, 2 7/8 x 4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

Stamping:

Stamp the bunch of butterflies on the 3 x 4 inch pieces of Rococo Rose and Rich Razzleberry CS in Blackberry Bliss ink.

Continuing with the Blackberry Bliss ink, stamp the frame onto the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS and then stamp “Thank you for your kindness” inside the frame as shown. The sentiment (and the one below) are from the new Dragon Fly Garden stamp set.

“You are an inspiration” is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink onto the 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch Whisper White CS.