Beautifully Happy Thoughts

Hi and a very happy day to you!

Today’s card celebrates the Beautifully Happy stamp set. It’s free with a $100 qualifying product purchase. You can find all of the details and more inspiration in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. (Click here for the link to download the Sale-A-Bration Brochure).

The large, floral, linear stamped image is paired with two fill stamps. You can use the fill stamps to add color to the flowers with ink, or simply stamp the image, and add color with Stampin’ Blends. I decided to use Blends to color my image, but I purposely tried to give it a “watercolored” look.

I colored the image with light and dark shades of Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral, then used the Color Lifter to remove some of the color. You can see this more pronounced in the leaves. Give this technique a try. I think you’ll have fun with it. An artist I am not, but I enjoyed the adding and removing color process!

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • I cut a Basic White card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored it at 5 1/2″.
  • Using one of the patterns from the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper, I cut a layer 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • I attached the DSP layer to the front of the card base. This patterned paper gives my background texure. (An embossed cardstock layer would give a similar look).
  • With one of the dies from the Scalloped Contours Dies, I die cut a Soft Succulent cardstock layer. This layer measures about 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.
  • I cut a Basic White cardstock layer 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″. Thisl is the top layer that will be attached to the scalloped layer.
  • I stamped the large flower image to the top Basic White layer with Soft Suede ink.
  • With my Blends, I added color to the flowers and leaves.
  • I finished the coloring using the Color Lifter. This removed and lightened some of the color to give some shading.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Soft Succulent ink onto a die cut sentiment layer.
  • The die cut sentiment layer is from the Queen Bee dies.
  • I stamped some ink splatter with Pool Party ink and added a few Fine Sparkle Adhesive Gems.

As you can see, I offset the top focal point layer slightly. I think offsetting a layer always gives a design that little extra something!

So, stamp your large floral image, add some ink, then add some blended color, then remove some color, and create something “happy”!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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Gift Card Holder Fun Fold With Dainty Flowers

Today, I have some weekend inspiration for you. All you need is some pretty patterned paper, coordinating cardstock, a paper trimmer, and a happy sentiment. This is an easy fun fold to put together. I recommend you cut your cardstock and patterned paper layers first, then put it all together. I think you’ll want to make more than one!

This Flip Flop Fun Fold is also a gift card holder. I used the Dainty Flowers Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper, Fresh Freesia cardstock, and Rich Razzleberry ink for the sentiment. The color combination is not only pretty, it’s so soft and soothing. Don’t you agree?

The gift card holder is die cut from the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies. They’re in the Annual Catalog on page 172, and well worth your investment.

I used the sentiment and flower images from the Happiness Abounds stamp set. This flower is a favorite of mine.

I posted this fun fold about a year or two ago, and thought the template would be a perfect fit for this patterned paper. You can click on the button below to download the PDF tutorial for this card. You can also watch the video below which includes all of the layer cutting dimensions and tips to make this card easy to assemble.

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So, find your favorite patterned paper, coordinate it with some cardstock, cut a few layers and create a fun “fun fold”.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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Dandy Designs Happy Birthday

Hi there! I hope you were able to spend some time in your craft space this weekend.

I had the oppotrunity to attend a weekend crop where I hosted card making classes to a wonderful group of paper crafters. We talked about layering. How can layering change and complement the look of your card. We also talked about creating a focal point, and we practiced these topics in the “Fun Fold” class. Today’s card is one I featured in the class. It’s a quick and easy fun fold. I’ve used this template in many of my cards.

This design is great if you want to showcase some coordinating patterned paper, or simply add one pattern (as I did here), and cut a coordinating cardstock layer.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • I cut a Basic White single layer card base that measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • The Calypso Coral cardstock layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • These are all basic layer cuts for an A-2 card.
  • That little card on top of the card base, which is also the Focal Point, measures 4″ x 5 1/2″ and is scored at 2 3/4″.

The sentiment on the inside of this card is from the Something Fancy stamp set. It’s a favorite of mine.

You can click on the button below to download a PDF Tutorial for this card.

I featured the Dandy Designs patterned paper along with the Country Bouquet stamp set. The stamped heart in the center of this card is stamped using two stamps from the set. “Two-Step Stamping” is layering two stamps on top of each other.

When I stamped this image, I used Calupso Coral ink to stamp the flopwers, then stamped the leaaves with Granny Apple Green ink. I used my Stamparatus for this technique. It made the process quick and easy. I completed a few cards in very little time.

So, download the PDF above, match up some patterned paper and cardstock, two-step stamp a pretty heart and create something fun to celebrate a birthday!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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Sale-A-Brate With The Pals

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, our blog hop theme is Sale-A-Bration! We hope you will be inspired by all the beautiful creations the Pals made for you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

To Sale-A-Brate with the Pals and you, I decided to showcase another Bundle that made it to my “A” list. The Queen Bee Bundle is beautifully Vintage, or can be clean and simple. I wanted to capture both styles in today’s card.

When I saw the ink splatter patterns in the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper pack, (the top layer of my card) it screamed “Queen Bee” to me. This is a natural combination and helped make this card quick and easy to put togther. So, let’s make a card!

Today’s Card Parts Ane Pieces

FREE Dainty Flowers DSP paired with the Queen Bee Bundle
  • Cut a Basic White card base 7 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 3″.
  • Cut two Starry Sky cardstock layers: one measuring 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (for the inside), and one measuring 2 7/8′ x 5 3/8″ (for the outside left front panel).
  • The top focal point Starry Sky layer is 3 1/2″ x 4″.
  • Cut the Starry Sky and white patterned paper front panel layer 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I cut a piece of the watercolor washed and ink splattered DSP 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″.

Stamp And Assemble

  • Using your stamp positioning tool, or Stamparatus, position your stamps as shown on the ink splattered DSP layer. (The bee will be in the bottom right corner, “Happy Birthday” will be in the top left corner, and the little bee on the right side near the top right corner).
  • Once positioned, stamp the images with Starry Sky ink onto the patterned paper layer.
  • That’s it!
  • Die cut the flowers, little heart and open honeycomb using the dies from the Bundle.
  • Attach the layers as shown and attach the focal point layer to the center ofthe front remembering to put glue only on the back left side of this panel.

The Inside Story

  • Stamp and die cut another bee image and adherre it to the inside Starry Sky layer.
  • Die cut a second honeycomb and attach it to the bottomof the inside writing layer, as shown.
  • All done!

You can take a look at the video tutorial below to watch me put this card together.

Quick and easy, right? Did you notice the little die cut heart on the Queen Bee?

So, cut a few layers, stamp the images with one sweep of ink, add a flower die cut or two, and create a happy birthday wish!

… the only limitationis your imagination!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on February 8th, when we will be creating projects for Random Acts of Kindness Week.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  4. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb …
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  14. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  15. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  16. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  19. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life

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Celebrate A Birthday With Fitting Florets

I took a little break from putting together holiday cards and decided to cut more of the very pretty Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper. Patterned paper is always a great inspiration for me, and today’s card is no exception.

I enjoy mixing patterns and adding layers and die cuts. That’s exactly how I constructed this card. I mixed a few patterns, added layers, a pretty die cut and a sentiment.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

As you can see from my pieces and parts picture, I cut a few pieces I didn’t use in the final card. It’s all part of the process!

  • I cut a Basic White card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored it at 5 1/2″.
  • The Evening Evergreen mat layer is 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • I die cut a citcle to layer my flower spray. The circle is 2 3/4″ in diameter.
  • The Polished Pink patterned paper strip is 4 1/4″ x 1/2″.
  • The Blushing Bride patterned paper layer strip is 3 3/4″ x 5/8″.
  • I cut the Basic White sentiment strip 2 3/4″ x 5/8″.
  • I die cut the flower cluster from a pattern in the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper.
  • Remember that pretty Evening Evergreen windopane check ribbon? It’s currently in the Annual Catalog. I think it works perfectly with this design.
  • I formed a bow and attached it behind the Blushing Bride patterned paper strip.

The Inside

On many occasions, I leave the inside of my cards blank and write a personal note to my recipient. For holiday cards, I tend to stamp a sentiment. Lately, I stamp a sentiment inside the card and write a short personal note. Either way, it’s fun to add a little something to the inside of your card.

So, match up a few patterns, cut a layer and two strips, add a citcle and some pretty flowers and create a card to celebrate a beautiful birthday.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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