A Cheerful Basket Full of Love

I just received the Cheerful Basket Bundle, and it is adorable. The Cheerful Basket stamp set has 9 stamps, including two mixed font sentiments. As the “Cheerful Basket” title suggests, there’s one large basket you can fill with hearts, apples or craft supplies… all “cheerful”! There’s an adorable kitten that is perfect sitting next to the basket. The Full Basket coordinating dies make it easy to fill your basket with pine tree boughs and leaves. This is an “all season” Bundle you’ll definitely enjoy.

I thought the Book Binding Fun Fold design would make a perfect canvas for the basket. Once you complete the “book binding” part on the left of the card front, the card front becomes a 4″ square. This is a good size for the die cut basket. I had loads of fun with this fun fold and the Cheerful Basket Bundle. I added cutting dimensions and quick instructions below.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • The Starry Sky card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Fold the card base in half at the 5 1/2″ score line.
  • The front of the card has the second score line. With the card base in front of you, fold the flap to the left.
  • Add Multipurpose Glue to the inside of the 1 1/4″ section to create the “book binding” on the left side.
  • The front card base flap that opens will be a 4 1.4″ square.
  • Cut three Basic White layers: Two 4″ squares, and one 1″ x 4″ layer. One Basic White square is for the inside and the remaining two are for the card front.
  • The Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper card front large layer is a 3 7/8″ square.
  • The Designer Series Paper card front small layer is 3 7/8″ x 7/8″.
  • Adhere the layers to the card front as shown.
  • I stamped the basket with Sahara Sand ink, and the hearts and sentiment with Sweet Sorbet ink.
  • The stamped hearts and basket, along with the other card front elements, are all die cuts using the coordinating Full Basket Dies.
  • They’re attached to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • I used the 2022-2024 In Color Baker’s Twine in Sweet Sorbet to add a little something to the card seam.
  • It’s wrapped around the card three times and tied in a bow in the front.

So, get yourself the Cheerful Basket Bundle, add some fun patterned paper, die cut some seasonal elements, and create something cheerful!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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The Greatest Abigail Rose

I know the flowers are baby cottage roses in today’s card, but the “floating” flowers remind me of a lotus. The Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper has such pretty subtle patterns, I thought I would mix in a little Basic Black. I like the outcome. The Basic Black mat layer gives this design a bit of pizzazz! A Petal Pink or Smoky Slate layer would to the same.

I am, by no stretch of the imagination, an expert with Stampin’ Blends. Today, they worked well for me. Not wanting to sponge or use a Blending Brush to color the flowers, the Blends gave me more defined color. I am happy with the outcome.

This truly is a quick and easy card. The layer dimensions and a brief “how to” are below.

Today’s Card Bits &Pieces

  • The Very Vanilla card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I cut the Basic Black layer 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Smoky Slate leaf pattern paper layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • I cut the Petal Pink striped layer 3 1/2″ wide x 3 1/4″. long. With the striped pattern facing you, start at the top left corner and gently tear the paper toward you on the diagonal to the right edge.
  • Years ago, before we had detailed layering dies, we tore paper often to give our projects visual interest.
  • To make this layer look a little more “vintage”, you can lightly sponge a little ink over the torn edge. I chose not to for today’s card.
  • I used the large die cut from the Cottage Dies and the coordinating Designer Series Paper pattern to cut the flower images.
  • Light Calypso Coral and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends gave me the color for the flowers and I used a Light Just Jade Bland for the leaves.
  • Overall, it took very little time to “prep” my card pieces.
  • I adhered all the layers with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and attached them all with glue.
  •  I love how the Champagne Rhinestones look with this suite, so I added a little sparkle to the sentiment.

So, pull out the products from your Abigail Rose Suite, die cut a few flowers, add some color and create something with a little pizazz!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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Good Vibes With Best Butterflies

Hi! I’m sending good vibes to you today!

I had so much fun creating this card. I literally built a butterfly with the Best Butterflies Bundle. It’s in the Annual Catalog on pages 36 and 37. The bold, bright, happy mix of colors caught my eye. I dohave another butterfly stamp and die set, but it’s very different from this one. This bundle has a more whimsical look.

After I stamped and attached the “sending good vibes” sentiment, I realized this design could work beautifully with a bold “Happy Birthday” sentiment/ That would be a fun birthday card.

Let’s talk about this card!

Card Pieces & Parts

  • The card base is an A-2 tent fold cut from Parakeet Party cardstock.
  • I cut the patterned paper layers from the Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper pack.
  • A scalloped die from the Scalloped Contour Dies gave me the scalloped edge border.
  • The Starry Sky die cut edge and the stamped butterfly are from the Build-A-Butterfly dies.
  • The butterfly, stamped with Starry Sky, Parakeet Party and Crushed Cutty ink, are stamps in the Best Butterflies stamp set.
  • “sending good vibes” is stamped with Crushed Curry ink.

Click the button below for a printable PDF Tutorial.

So, download the tutorial, build a butterfly and create something full of good vibes.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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Tea Boutique And Lots Of Layers

It’s been one of those weeks! I was finding it hard to get my creative mojo going. When I experience this, I go to the catalog for inspiration. This time, I turned pages. With all the beautiful projects in the catalog, I was feeling nothing. This is unusual, but it happens. I’ve always been a fan of sketches. Over the years, I kept a binder of copied sketches. Rather than going down the internet rabbit hole, I looked through my card sketch binder. I found a sketch that is my inspiration today.

When I first saw the circle focal point, I imagined the teacup from the Tea Boutique Suite inside the circle. This is how it usually begins for me. It’s that little something that takes me exactly where I need to be. The rest of the card came together easily. I hope sharing my lack of inspiration story with you helps if you have one of those “lack of mojo” periods!

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • There are a lot of pieces and parts that make up today’s card, but don’t let that stop you from trying it. It really is fun to piece it all together.
  • It starts with a Basic White A-2 card base and ends with a tiny Champagne Rhinestone.
  • I include everything in between in the PDF Tutorial you can download and print by clicking the button at the end of this post.
  • I also include a few Design Tips that are illustrated on this card.

So, download the PDF, start from the bottom, add one piece at a time, and create something with lots of layers!

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Hues of Blues And Best Wishes

Today’s super easy card uses the Hues of Happiness Suite. The Happiness Abounds Bundle makes it so easy to create amazing designs with little effort. Of course, the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper is just plain beautiful!! It allows you to create die cut elements you can cluster or use alone.

I know you’re probably seeing Hues of Happiness all over. It’s also featured on the cover of the 2022 2023 Annual Catalog. Having said that, creating with this Suite makes me happy! I love sharing it with you.

Today’s Card Bits & Pieces

  • The offset layering on my card was inspired by a card I saw in my web travels. The card didn’t showcase Stampin’ Up! products, and I don’t have anything other than Stampin’ Up! products, so I improvised and created my own layer dimensions.
  • The card bits and pieces are in the photo below. Click the button below to download the PDF Tutorial you can print or view in your browser.

  • I always add the sentiment to my card designs last. Today is no exception.
  • When I went to add a sentiment to the card front, I thought I was covering too much of the die cut layer.
  • The sentiment is on the inside of the card.

The Inside Story

  • The flower image and sentiment are in the Happiness Abounds stamp set. That stamped flower is so pretty!
  • The “best wishes” sentiment is a one-line stamp. It was too long to sit next to the flower image.
  • I covered the word “wishes” with a piece of tape and stamped “best”.
  • Then I covered the word “best” with a piece of tape and stamped “wishes”.
  • Be sure you remove your tape or sticky note BEFORE you stamp your cardstock. Trust me on this!  🙂

 

So, treat yourself to this beautiful suite, cut a few layers, die cut flowers, add some ink splatter and create something happy. Remember, Happiness Abounds!!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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