FREE PDF – Garden Birdhouses Note Cards And Box

Happy Thursday!

In yesterday’s post,  I showcased these 3″ x 3″ note cards with the matching gift box and promised a printable PDF tutorial for you today.  You can click on the button below to download the tutorial.

This was an easy project that I completed using the new Garden Birdhouses stamp set featuring all of Stampin’ Up!’s new In Colors.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and as always, if you have any questions, please reach out to me.

So, spend some “happy” time in your craft space and create a pretty note card set to give to a special friend.

…the only limitation in your imagination!

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In Colors In The Garden For The May Pals Blog Hop!

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “2021-2023 New In-Colors.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Then, at the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Our new In Colors are amazing and complement our other color groups beautifully.  Along with each of the new In Colors, I’m featuring the new Garden Birdhouses stamp set.  I’ll have more posts showcasing this stamp set, so be sure to check back.

My project is a 3″ x 3″ note card set with a matching stamped gift box.  I did a lot of stamping for today’s post and used my acrylic blocks.  The stamps are photoplymer so that made it easy, but I have to say that I haven’t stamped with an acrylic block in a while. I enjoyed it!  Did you ever think about how we stamped images and sentiments before we had the Stamparatus?  I did use my Stamparatus for the sentiments.

The matching gift box is also stamped.  It’s a simple pattern cut with Thick Basic White Card Stock.  I think these stamped images are so pretty. They’re stamped with Evening Evergreen ink and  the flowers are colored with Polished Pink Blends. The box holds 4 note cards and matching envelopes very nicely.

I colored some White Crinkled Seam Binding with my Dark Polished Pink Blend.  It was a quick process using the brush tip of the Blend and the ribbon dries almost immediately. The tags are die cuts from the new Tailor Made Tags Dies.  They’re “no frills” and cute and I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of them.

I’m planning to have a full PDF tutorial for you in tomorrow’s post.  It’ll include the note card and box dimensions along with pictures.  I think you’ll enjoy making this quick and easy box.

Below is an In Color swatch graphic you can save.  I keep all of them in a separate file.  They help with quick color inspiration for projects.

So, pull out everything In Colors, cut a few layers, add a birdhouse and matching gift box and surprise a special friend!

…the only limitation is your imagination.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on June 9th with “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products.” Participants showcase at least one of their favorite product tips. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

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

Color & Contour And A Pretty Card!

Happy Tuesday!

Isn’t today’s card pretty? I can’t think of another word to describe it. I’m not sure why.  Is it the scalloped frames or the gingham Designer Series Paper?  Is it the open lined floral art, or the pretty crinkled bow? Stampin’ Up! did all of that.  I simply and quickly put it all together.

Let’s just imagine for a minute that it’s my coloring that makes this card so pretty. I did it with my Blends and felt like an artist!  I followed the open lines in the image with the bullet side of the Blend and in a matter of seconds, my image looked like it was water colored.  Can you see the little bit of ink splatter behind the flower?  The Color & Contour stamp set has a “splatter” (as I call it) stamp.  I inked the splatter stamp with Fresh Freesia ink and stamped off once to get a subtle look.

I die cut the smaller scalloped frame and saw there were slits cut into all sides.  This Scalloped Contour Die was designed that way making it easy to add a sentiment banner, ribbon, twine or any other element. You can slide your element under or over the frame.  I snapped a quick photo to show you how I added the ribbon.

By the way, the White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon is soft and easy to work with.  It’s a thin 1/4″ ribbon, which makes it a good alternative to twine.  The gingham Designer Series Paper is from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper.

So, die cut a scalloped frame, add some gingham patterned paper and soft ribbon and create something “pretty”.

…the only limitation is your imagination.

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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.