Notable Note Cards and a FREE PDF Tutorial!

Happy Thursday my stamping friends!  Hope you’re having a great day!

As promised in yesterday’s post, I’m sharing my latest note card set.  I make these sets to keep on hand and give as gifts.  They make beautiful gifts.  I’m featuring the Boho Indigo Product Medley and the matching Refill Kit.  Both are retiring.  The Refill Kit is discounted at 40% off, making the price $13.80.  For that amount, you can put together quite a few note card sets.

My feature card above is clean and simple.    The embossed cardstock in the Product Medley and Refill Kit is gorgeous.  The pattern matches the pattern in the die cut DSP vase.  The Boho Dies are part of the Product Medley.

Card 2 is also clean and simple.  I featured this card a few posts ago.  You can see the original post here.  The Night of Navy and Garden Green die cuts are from the Product Medley as are the printed die cuts.  The vases are die cut from the DSP and the sentiment tag is in both the Refill Kit and Product Medley.

Card 3 is a bit different.  It’s clean and simple with no sentiment.  It’s a card for any type of personal note.  I embellished this one with some Linen Thread and a Gold Metallic Pearl.  The Metallic Pearls are a staple in my craft room.

Card 4 is a little more traditional.  I wanted to showcase the beautiful Designer Series Paper. The gold foil flowers are in the Product Medley and Refill Kit.  The sentiment is part of the Product Medley stamp set. Actually, all of the DSP is beautiful.

And last but not least, Card 5 was posted yesterday.  It makes a great addition to the cards in the set.  Click here to see more of this card.

Here are all of the cards together.

And here is the gift packaging.  I used an Acetate Box tied with the matching ribbon from the Product Medley.  I don’t have to say much about Stampin’ Up! ribbon.  It’s soft, easy to tie and beautiful.  I punched a quick tag and  added some DSP, one of the Layering Circle Dies and a sentiment from the Quite Curvy stamp set.

Now for the surprise I promised you.  Click on the button below to download a FREE PDF Tutorial with all of the measurements for the cards featured in this set.

I hope you enjoyed my note card designs. You can click on the images below for more product details.

So, get out your cardstock, cut some layers, add pretty patterned paper, a few sentiment layers and create a note card gift for someone special.

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A Pot of Blooms for the Paper Players Color Challenge!

It’s Sunday and time for another Paper Players challenge.  This is Joanne’s week with a soft and subtle color challenge for us.  She chose Highland Heather, Seaside Spray and Old Olive.

Any time is a perfect time for flowers!  The Basket of Bloom stamp set has pretty flower blooms, a few leaf stems, a flower pot, basket and vase.  These images can take your flower arranging imagination from simple to stunning and anywhere in between.

When I saw Joanne’s colors for this week’s Challenge, I thought of the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper.  All three colors are together in this paper pack. Below is how today’s project came together.

  • Starting with an A-2 Basic White card base, I added a layer of the Highland Heather and Basic White striped pattern paper.
  • On Basic White cardstock, I stamped the flower pot image with Sahara Sand ink and lightly shaded the edges of the pot with my Blender Pen.
  • I stamped the twine bow image to the flower pot with Seaside Spray ink.
  • Next, I stamped the flower blooms on Basic White cardstock.
  • I fussy cut the pot and flower blooms.
  • I cut a Basic White card layer 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and added some texture with one of the Stitched With Whimsy dies.
  • In the center of the white layer, I stamped the leaf stems with Old Olive ink.
  • With a few Stampin’ Dimensionals, I attached the flower pot and arranged my flower blooms.
  • The Seaside Spray stamped sentiment is from the Lots of Heart stamp set.
  • The Stitched With Whimsy frame did the embellishing for me.

So, match up your colors to Joanne’s Challenge and create something subtle to link up with us at the Paper Players.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For more inspiration, pop over to the rest of the Design Team’s blogs.

 For more details on the products I used in my project today, you can click on the images below.



Butterflies Are Coming With Butterfly Brilliance!

Hello Friday!  Here’s a quick and easy Sneak Peek at the new Butterfly Brilliance Collection that will be available on March 2nd.

As I’ve mentioned before, I very much enjoy creating cards with patterned paper.  Today’s post is no exception.  I spent a little time going through the patterns in the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and couldn’t resist putting together a quick card with this design.  This is another one of those cards that came together in literally a few minutes.

The Mango Melody and So Saffron butterflies are floating through clouds and a Bermuda Bay sky.  There’s just enough white space to place a small sentiment.  I was experimenting with a small sentiment layer, but thought stamping the sentiment directly onto the DSP would keep the flow of the floating butterflies.  To me, the design is too pretty for a  sentiment layer.

There’s quite a bit of speckled ink splatter in this paper which gives a good amount of texture to the pattern.

Below is a card from an earlier post featuring the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle.  You can click on the image below to view that post.

So, pull out a pack of patterned paper, find that one special design, add it to a few layers and create something quick and easy.

…the only limitation is your imagination!



Hello There Sweet Strawberry!

Hello there!  Happy Thursday!

Today’s post is about stamps, ink and patterned paper.  I enjoy creating cards with patterned paper and I think most of you do, as well.  The first Sale-A-Braion of 2021 is ending on Sunday.  I’m taking this opportunity to share as much of the beautiful Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration as possible.

I designed this card with a pattern from the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper. This patterned paper is a simple, casual and fun plaid in Poppy Parade and Basic White.  I chose Pacific Point as an accent color.  The Corals and Blues mix well together and give this design a little interest.

  • On a Basic White A-2 top fold card base, I added layers of Poppy Parade cardstock and patterned paper.
  • I die cut a stitched rectangle from Basic White cardstock.
  • This is the layer for your sentiment and flower cluster.
  • The fussy cut, Soft Suede stamped flower cluster is from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set.
  • The stamped flowers are covered with punched flowers from the patterned paper using the Strawberry Builder Punch.  This punch perfectly cuts the flowers.  I attached the punched flowers over the stamped flowers with  Mini Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment, from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, is stamped with Pacific Point ink.

Here’s a tip for you: 

  • I colored the white Baker’s Twine bow with the Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend.
  • Unravel your anticipated amount of White Baker’s Twine onto a plain sheet of copy paper or any other scrap paper you have on hand.
  • Hold one end of the twine and lightly run the brush tip of the Blend over the twine slightly rolling the twine back and forth.
  • You’ll get the feel of the ink application. Once you do, your coloring will be quick.
  • Continue shading the twine until you have your desired shade.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

So, find a casual piece of patterned paper, add it to a few layers, attach a stitched rectangle, color some Baker’s Twine and create a Sweet Strawberry hello!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For more details on the supplies I used today, click on the images below.

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Garden Wishes And A Little Bee!

Happy New Year!  I wish you all lots of joy, good health and much love in 2021.

Here’s my Sneak Peek for the Garden Wishes Bundle.  When I was thinking about what to do for my first post of 2021, many ideas came to mind.  I kept going back to the Garden Wishes Bundle.  The Bundle has been available for a while now and I’ve seen many versions of it.  It’s part of the Dandy Garden Suite featured in the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog scheduled to go live on January 5th.

One of the perks I receive by being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is that I get to see, touch and feel all of the new products before they’re available to the customer.  This is probably the most exciting perk since excitement is generated early for the new and I look forward to that bit of a refresh.  I’m sure you do, as well.  We all need a refresh from time to time.

I’ve been stamping so many holiday cards and putting together holiday projects that stamping and coloring a few wisps of flowers blowing in the breeze is refreshing.  Along with all of this, I love Misty Moonlight and here I go again with the blue and yellow color combination.   I am going to work on “refreshing” that fact….maybe!

So, on to my card.  Actually, my inspiration for this design was that little bee.  I saw the bee stamp in the stamp set and had to use it somewhere.  I’m not sure if you know it but the name “Debbie” means bee and I’ve always loved bumblebees.  When you think about it, they are smart and industrious.  Okay, enough about that. (smile)

This card design grew from that little bee.  I love when that happens.  It’s proof that inspiration can come from just about anyplace.  I stamped all of the images except for the bee in Smoky Slate ink and used my Blends to color the images.  A few layers later, my card was complete. There’s no sentiment today.  This card will be one of my personal handwritten notes.

So, find that one little thing that you love, add a few colored images and a layer or two and create something simple and soothing.

…the only limitation is your imagination!