Stamps, Ink And Paper Inspiration

I wish you all a happy day!

I enjoy creating with Pebbled Path. It’s a wonderful “Neutral”. Most of the colors I tried with it looked great. I chose to go with Pool Party and a splash of Melon Mambo. I think these colors work well for this design, and the “mood” I want for this card. It could easily be a masculine happy birthday card!

The Notes of Nature Bundle and Nature’s Sweetness Designer Series Paper are all on the current Last Chance List. The Designer Series Paper, the Notes of Nature Stamp Set and the Notes Of Nature Dies will no longer be available after April 30th. Take note that the Notes of Nature Dies are available now and discounted 20%. If you purchase the stamp set and dies separately, it’s a better price than the Bundled pricing. It’s a good deal!

The Dies are perfect for those little clustered filler pieces we all love to add to our projects. This Die Set also includes a notebook edge die which is a great accent for a top layer for your card design. The product details are at the end of this post.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a Pebbled Path cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, and scored it at 5 1/2″.
  • The “grid” patterned paper layer covers the card front. It’s 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • The Pool Party cardstock mat layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.
  • The Basic White top layer is 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″.
  • I stamped the larger image with Pebbled Path ink – stamped off once, or as some call it, “second generation” stamping.
  • I stamped the leaf image with Granny Apple Green ink, also stamped off once.
  • Second Generation Stamping or “stamped off once” stamping is inking your stamp, stamping it off once onto a scrap piece of cardstock, then stamping it onto your final design. You can stamp off your image as many times as you like to get your desired color. It’s fun to play with the color shades stamping off provides.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Pebbled Path ink directly to the top layer.
  • I punched a little Melon Mambo heart with a heart punch I had in my stash.

The cardstock curring dimensions I used for today’s card can be duplicated with just about any stamped image and sentiment you might have. Just match up some patterned paper and create your unique design.

So, cut your layers, stamp a large image off once, add a sentiment, punch a heart, and create your unique Stamps, Ink and Paper card.

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  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own, or you can purchase the Bright Skies Bundle.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through April 30th.

Hooray For New Colors And Cake

Here are the new 2024-2026 Stampin’ Up! In Colors. Each year, Stampin’ Up! adds a color refresh to the current colors. There are always five new “In Colors” that are on trend and perfectly work with the current color families. These ccolors are in the inventory for a period of two years. The new In Colors are Petunia Pop, Summer Splash, PeachPie, Shy Shamrock, and Pretty In Pink.

Most all of the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators have received their copy of the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalog, and now customers will begin to receive them. If you’ve placed an order with me over the past six months, you’re on my mailing list to receive your copy.

This year, the catalog is very different from past years. Not only does it display the beautiful new product inventory, it is also a paper crafting reference tool. There’s a section on Card Design that includes sketches for inspiration, as well as a Color Theory Section that includes a large color wheel to help you coordinate the Stampin’ Up! family of colors.

Let’s find color inspiration using the new In Color, Petunia Pop, the color wheel, and Color Theory!

Below is a sample of Triadic Colors using the new In Colors. These are colors that are evenly spaced around the wheel.

Here’s a sample of Analogpus Colors. These are colors that are next to each other on the wheel.

Complementary Colors are opposite on the color wheel.

Monochromatic Colors are those that are shades and tints of the same color.

Now that we found some new color inspiration, let’s make a care showcasing the new In Colors!

  • I cut a Thick Basic White Slimline card base 6 1/2″ x 7″, and scored it at 3 1/2″ on the 7″ side.
  • The Basic Black mat layer is 3 3/8″ x 6 3/8″.
  • I cut the top Basic White cardstock layer 6 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.
  • I stamped the birthday cake image from the Hooray For Surprises Bundle using each of the new In Colors, and die cut them with the coordinating die.
  • The Hoorray For Surprises Bundle is on the Last Chance List at the Bundled pricing. It is in the new Annual Catalog, but there are two separate order numbers and the 10% Bundled Savings will not be offered. If you love it, be sure to add it to your Wish List. It’s available at the discounted price until April 30th.
  • The little flowers are die cuts from the Hooray For Surprises Dies.
  • I embellished the flowers with the upcoming 2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots.
  • I stamped the sentiment (from the Sweetly Scripted Stamp Set – Available now in the Online Exclusives) with Bleck Memento ink.

So, have fun creating color inspiration for your unique projects using the new Color Wheel. You’ll see it in the new Annual Catalog. It goes live on May 1st.

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  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own, or you can purchase the Bright Skies Bundle.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through April 30th.

Beautiful Balloons For April

It’s April, and time to introduce my April Monthly Customer Card Kit, “Beautiful Balloons”.

The Beautiful Balloons Bundle is on the Last Chance List that will be available to customers on April 9th. I thought I would give the Beautiful Balloons Dies another spin through my cutting machine and use them to create this month’s Kit.

Both cards are designed using the Book Binding Fun Fold. I used the same measurements to create one card vertically, and the other horizontally. As always, these are quick, easy designs you can create with paper and elements you already have on hand.

These are two very differend cards using the same Bundle, Designer Series Paper, and design.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already own, or you can purchase the Bright Skies Bundle. I used the sentiments from that Bundle.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive this kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store.
  • This card kit will be available through April 30th.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Remember …

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Lots Of Love With Countryside Inn

It’s been a while since I used the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper in a card. This paper pack is in the current Annual Catalog and is not on the Last Chance List. As the name states, the Countryside Inn paper pack includes monochromatic blues that were inspired by fine china and wallpaper patterns. It includes gorgeous florals, woodland animals, nature, and ceramic designs. It’s a perfect “all occasion” paper pack.

So, let’s make a card!

  • The Night of Navy cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, and scored at 5 1/2″ on the long side.
  • I cut the patterned paper layer 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The notebook edged layer is about 2 3/4″ x 4″.
  • I die cut the zig-zag strips from the Excellent Eggs Dies. (They are retiring on April 30th, and are on the Last Chance List).
  • The flowers are die cut using dies from the Hooray For Surprises Dies. (They’re in the current Mini Catalog and are also in the upcoming 2024-2025 Annual Catalog… “Hooray!!). I use them so much, I didn’t want to see them go.
  • I stamped the sentiment from a stamp in the Gorgeously Made Stamp Set, and die cut it with the coordinating die.
  • I added a little white pigment ink to the top of the layer with a sponge dauber.
  • The embellishments are a few of the 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots.

This is one of those card designs you can use with just about any supplies you have on hand. Pick a pretty patterned paper, find a few coordinating elements, add a large focal point layer, and a sweet sentiment, and create something special.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Debbie

A Trusty Masculine Happy Birthday

Hello, and thanks for checking in today.

My masculine birthday card is showcasing the Trusty Toolbox Designer Series Paper. It’s free for just about another week during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion.

As you can see, I mixeed color and patterns using a neutral Gray Granite cardstock card base. My color palette is inspired by the Designer Series Paper. The neutral base colors, Gray Granite and Crushed Curry, give the top colorful layer a little more depth. The top layer is attached to the card base with glue, but it almost looks as though I attached it with Dimensionals.

The large “Happy Birthday” sentiment is attached with Dimensionals.

This is a quick and easy card design you can use with any patterned paper you have. Remember to keep the background patterns simple, and make the top layer bolder. It’s fun to play with your patterns this way.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a Gray Granite cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, amd scored it at 5 1/2″ on the long side.
  • The Gray Granite and white patterned paper layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • I cut a long Gray Granite mat layer 2 1/8″ x 5 1/8″.
  • The long Crushed Curry patterned paper layer is 2″ x 5″.
  • The Gray Granite mat layer for the top patterned paper layer is 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″.
  • The patterned paper layer for the top layer is 3″ x 4″.
  • The Basic White “Happy” sentiment layer measures 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″.
  • I cut the Basic White “Birthday” sentiment layer 2 3/8″ x 1 1/4″.
  • I stamped the inside of the card with a sentiment from the He’s All That stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, and today’s card as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.

So, find some fun patterned paper, add a large sentiment, a few layers, and create a masculine birthday wish.

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February Host Code – JYARZNJF

The February cards are showcasing the Everyday Details Dies along with the Delightfuly Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to a stamp you already owm.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive the kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store. When completing your purchase, you MUST use the Monthly Host Code that I provide in every blog post. (Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have).
  • If your order is more than $150.00, plese don’t use the Host Code. You will receive rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the mini kit from me.

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