Weekend Inspiration

I hope you all can find some time to spend in your craft space this weekend. Today’s card is a quick and easy design that I put together using the Inked & Tiled Bundle, along with the Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper.

The Bundle is leaving us (It’s a stamp and punch Bundle), along with the Designer Series Paper. These products will be available until April 30th, or while supplies last.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a Very Vanilla cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I cut a patterned paper layer to cover the card front. It measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • The Poppy Parade patterned paper layer is 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.
  • The top Very Vanilla cardstock layer is 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″.
  • I cut a piece of Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon to anchor the sentiment.
  • My sentiment is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and punched with one of the Inked & Tiled Punches.
  • I used Dimensionals to attach the stmped focal point and sentiment layers. A little dimension gives this simple card design a little more interest.
  • For the two-toned flower image, I used sponge daubers to ink the top of the flower and stem separately.

If you love to create simple cards, you can’t go wrong adding the Inked & Tiled Bundle to your inventory. Include the patterned paper, and you’ll have so much fun creating coordinating Note Card sets, cards, and more.

Try stamping a flower in your favorite color combination, frame the layer, and create a beautiful addition to any room in your home.

The Inked & Tiled Suite (which includes the Lost Lagoon 1/4″ Bordered Ribbon), is one of my favorites from the current Annual Catalog. The stamped images can wake up any card front. Add a layer or two of patterned paper, a sentiment, an embellishment, and you’ll have a pretty, quick and easy 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.

Masterfully And Gorgeously Made

One of my favorite Bundles is on the Last Chance List. The Gorgeously Made Bundle will be off the shelf as of Ap;ril 30th. It has everything you need to create beautiful cards and projects. There are large element dies, a notebook edged die, and you can even get a torn paper look with a special die. There’s only one sentiment layer die, but it’s sized for most sentiments.

The Gorgeously Made stamp set includes two background stamps, large floral focal point stamps, and three clean and simple sentiments.

If the Gorgeously Made Bundle has been on your radar, add it to your wish list. It’s available until April 30th or while supplies last.

So, let’s make a card!

  • The Parakeet Party (retiring color as of April 30th), cardstock card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ on the long side.
  • The Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″. (It’s retiring as of April 30th).
  • I marked the top of the DSP layer at 1 1/4″ from the left side, and put a pencil mark at 1 3/4″ down from the top on the right side.
  • Align the two pencil marks in the paper trimmer and score on the diagonal from pencil mark to pencil mark.
  • I folded the corner down toward the center of the card and adhered the folded corner to the layer.
  • I cut a Parakeet Party cardstock layer 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.
  • To create the triangle, I cut the cardstock layer on the diagonal from point to point. (This piece should fit into the folded triangle at the top of your patterned paper layer).
  • Attach the patterned paper layer to the card base.
  • Stamp and attach your sentiment as shown.
  • Die cut a Parakeet Party cardstock element from the Gorgeously Made Dies, snip it to the size you want and attach it under the sentiment layer.
  • Embellish your beautiful card.

So, pick out a beright, bold patterned paper, fold down the corner, attach it to a cardstock card base, and create a Gorgeously Made masterpiece to share with a friend.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Debbie

Sending Little Zinnias

These little zinnias are so cute! They’re cropped using dies in the Simply Zinnia Die Set. Today is the first time I used the Zinnia 3-D Embossing Folder. The embossed layer on my card is stunning! It’s hard to truly appreciate it in my photo, but when you actually use the Embossing Folder and see the results, you’ll say, “Wow”!

Although I’m drawing attention to some of the products in the Flowering Zinnias Suite (available in the Online Exclusives), I’m also showcasing three of the 2022-2024 In Colors that are retiring as of April 30th. Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, and Orchid Oasis will leave the Stampin’ Up! color family, only to be replaced by five new, on trend colors. There will also be a new color added to the Basics Collection – Basic Beige.

I am already imagining some wonderful color combinations using these new colors. I’ll be sharing these combinations with you in a new post.

So, let’s make a quick and easy card!

  • The Orchid Oasis cardstock card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The Basic White mat layer is 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″.
  • The embossed Orchid Oasis cardstock layer is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.
  • I die cut the zinnias using Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Basic White and Old Olive cardstock.
  • The sentiment is from the Perennial Postage Stamp Set. (The Stamp Set is retiring, however the Perennial Postage Dies will stay with us).
  • Attach the layers as shown, then attach the die cut elements as shown.

So, create an amazing embossed layer, attach it to a card base, add a few pretty die cut flowers and send love and best wishes to someone special.

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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.

Sending Love Is Coming Back!

I had fun putting this little mailbox together. The Sending Love Bundle is available now. It’s in the Mini Catalog on page 11. It’s also on the Last Chance List, and it’s in the upcoming 2024-2025 Annual Catalog. What this means is if you want to add this Bundle to your inventory, you have until April 30th to get it at the Bundle pricing (a savings of 10%) with one order number. Once the Mini Catalog sales period ends, you’ll still be able to purchase The Sending Love Stamp Set and the Sending Love Dies, but they’ll be sold separately with two different order numbers. The Bundle pricing will go away.

I think this is one of those “cute” Bundles that you can use throughout the year. Although the Bundle shouts “Spring”, you can decorate the mailbox in red, white and blue to celebrate a Summer barbecue. How about adding a few die cut pumpkins at the base to celebrate Halloween and the Fall Season. And you can dress the mailbox with pine boughs for the Holiday and Winter Season.

The die cut mailbox would also make a great gift tag focal point. Sending Love!

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a Crumb Cake cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, and scored it on the long side at 5 1/2″.
  • The patterned paper top layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • As you can see from the image above, all of the elements are die cuts from the Sending Love Dies.
  • To assemble the mailbox, I adhered the base to the card front first.
  • Once I assembled the mailbox (folded the top over and attached the top to the bottom with a strip of Tear & Tape. (The die gives you a tabbed score line), I adhered it to the top of the Pecan Pie cardstock base.
  • I inserted the two little envelopes into the mailbox, attached the “flagged arm”, and decorated the mailbox with die cut hearts.
  • The little mailbox post top is die cut from the large die. I cut only the top and attached it to the top of the mailbox even with the post base.
  • The sentiment circle is also a die cut from the Dies.

I enjoyed mixing the colors, and I know you will, too! Once you have your pieces die cut, this is quick, easy and fun.

So, construct your mailbox, add a few decorative hearts, a stamped sentiment and send lots of love to someone special.

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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.

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.