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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You Did It! Yay You!

Here’s some simple weekend inspiration for you. I’ve been wanting to use this sunflower stamped image from the Cutest Cows stamp set for a while, and today’s the day. The cows are adorable, but it was this image that convinced me to get the stamp set. There’s always one, right? Sunflowers are “happy” flowers!

By the way, although the Cutest Cows Bundle is on the current Last Chance List, these products are not leaving us. They’re in the upcoming 2024-2025 Annual Catalog, but you won’t be able to purchase them at the Bundle price (a 10% savings). The Cutest Cows Stamp Set and the Cutest Cows Builder Punch will be priced separately with two separate order numbers.

So, if The Cutest Cows Bundle is on your radar, try to get it now. I will be posting ful lists and explanations of the product changes over the next week. Stay tuned.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a Melon Mambo cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, and scored it on the long side at 5 1/2″.
  • The Basic White cardstock mat later is 4′ x 5 1/4″.
  • The hearts patterned paper layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • I stamped the sunflower image onto Basic White cardstock and added color with Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. (I’m not the best with coloring, but the Blends made it so easy).
  • I die cut the stamped image with one of the Deckled Circle Dies. It measures 2 1/8″ in diameter.
  • The Melon Mambo circle is punched with the 2 3/8″ Circle Punch.
  • I cut a Basic White inside writing layer 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamped it with images from the Curest Cows Stamp Set, and added a patterned paper strip to the bottom.

This card design is another one of those that you can easily duplicate with supplies you already have. Think about getting the Cutest Cows Bundle. There’s a lot you’ll be able to do with it. The images are adorable (great for kids cards) and the sentiment font is fun.

So, cut a few layers, punch a circle, stamp a “happy” image and create a card to congratulate a friend.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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The March cards are showcasing the Perennial Lavender 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 own.
  • 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 March 31st.

Incredible Happy Little Things

You are incredible, and thank you for checking in today!

I designed this card using the Happy Little Things Bundle. It’s new and is part of the new release for the Online Exclusives. You can click here to take a look at all of the Online Exclusives. Just as an aside, the Online Exclusives are Stampin’ Up! products released for online ordering only. They don’t retire. There was a large release recently, so there’s lots of new and fun products there.

Do you love large sentiments? I do. There are so many ways you can use them. One way is to grab your scrap stash and design your own creative masterpiece. That’s what I did for today’s project. I customized my sentiment with the help of the Happy Little Things stamp set.

So, let’s make a card!

  • The Basic White cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I attached a Basic Black cardstock layer that measures 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • I used the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to die cut the layers, and cut a Basic Black cardstock mat layer for them.
  • The Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight patterned paper layers are 1 1/4″ x 2″. The Basic Black mat layers for these measures 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″.
  • The Real Red square patterned paper layer is about 1 7/8″, and the Basic Black mat square is 2″.
  • I stamped the large “YOU” sentiment with Daffodil Delight ink onto a 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ die cut layer.
  • I stamped the outline “YOU” stamp using Black Memento ink.
  • The “are incredible” stamp is from the Happy Little Things stamp set. I covered the word “you”, inked the rest of the sentiment, removed the low tack tape cover, and stamped the “are incredible” image onto a 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ strip of Basic White cardstock.
  • All of the layers are attached to the card front with Dimensionals.

This was a quick and easy card to put toether. There’s one little hint I should mention… I used my stamp positioning tool to stamp the outline image over the Daffodil Delight “YOU”. Because these stamps are photopolymer, it probably would have been easy to use a clear block, but I chose the stamp positioning tool. I was happy with the result.

So, get that great large sentiment stamp set, cut some bright patterned paper layers, scatter them on a card front, and create a fun card to let someone know how incredible they are.

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The March cards are showcasing the Perennial Lavender 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 own.
  • 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 March 31st.

Sprinkled With Love For The Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is “Love Is In The Air.” We hope you will be inspired by the creations the Pals are sharing with you! You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Happy Valentine’s Day, and without a douvt, love is in the air.

I thought it would be fun to use the Bright Skies Bundle to sprinkle some love. It’s snowing here in New Jersey as I’m writing this post, and it’s beautiful to watch. What comes to mind is this is a part of nature’s love that gives us the pretty flowers and blooming trees in the Spring!

So, let’s make a card!

  • As you can see, my die cutting machine was movin’ and shakin’. The die cutting was quick. I lined up the dies using small scraps of cardstock. Most were done in one sweep.
  • I cut the Coastal Cabana cardstock card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, and scored it at 4 1/4″ on the long side.
  • The Basic White die cut large cloud is my first “layer”. I attached it to the center of the card front.
  • The patterned paper die cut cloud was next, followed by the Daffodil Delight sun.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Berry Burst ink onto a small die cut white cloud, and attached it with Dimensionals.
  • The Berry Burst stamped and die cut heart (from the Hooray For Surprises Bundle) is also attached with Dimensionals.
  • The little flowers, rain drops, and hearts are all attached with liquid glue.
  • I used a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a little sparkle.

I stamped the inside of the card with a sentiment from the Irresistible Blooms stamp set, and added a patterned paper strip to the writing layer, along with a die cut flower.

My “happy” color inspiration came from my Color Coach. You can download and print a copy of the current Color Coach here.

So, die cut a few clouds, a bright sun, a few raindrops and hearts, add a little sparkle, and sprinkle love to someone special.

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More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Then, please mark your calendars for our blog hop next month. Our theme will be “It’s All About The Kids.”

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

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

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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Clean & Simple Everyday Details

I think it’s time for a CAS card! CAS is an acronym for Clean And Simple. This means the design has lots of white space, few layers, and little or no embellishments.

I usually focus on patterned paper and color, so I forget about creating a CAS design. The dies in the Everyday Details Bundle are perfect for simple texture. Background texture works well in a CAS design. Embossing folders also create beautiful background texture.

I channeled my inner artist :), and used Watercolor Pencils and Stampin’ Blends to add color to my robin’s nest. I colored the eggs with a Light Balmy Blue Blend, and then used the Color Lifter to get creative and remove some of the color.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a Thick Basic White cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored it at 5 1/2″.
  • The Basic White cardstock card layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I used the long die from the Everyday Details Dies to die cut a “textured” side panel on the layer.
  • I stamped the bird’s nst with Crumb Cake ink and used Watercolor Pencils to add a little color to it.
  • The robin’s eggs are shaded with my Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend, and I used the Color Lifter to add a little interest.
  • The bird’s nest is die cut with the largest circle die in the Die Set.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Crumb Cake ink and die cut it, as well.
  • A few Iridescent Pasterl Gems add a little sparkle.

So, cut your white cardstock, add some texture on the side, stamp a peaceful image, and create a Clean and Simple card design.

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 stamps 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.

SHOP WITH ME