A Real Birthday Bash… Stampin’ Up! Style!

Now that Valentine’s Day is behind us, it is time to celebrate some birthdays!  I am totally in love with the Birthday Bash DSP from Stampin’ Up!  So much so, that I had to find a way to use every last scrap of it!

Birthday Bash DSP (1 of 8)

Isn’t that festive!  The Happy Stampers group has a “Birthday Bomb” club, where we “bomb” people with birthday cards on their special day.  It is so much fun to receive the cards in the mail when it is your turn.  Well, there are LOTS of birthdays in this club during February and March, so I need to get busy!

Birthday Bash DSP (3 of 8)

I love how the different patterns of this DSP came together.  That is one of the great things about Stampin’ Up!  All the colors coordinate, and it is so easy to create designs that work.

Birthday Bash DSP (5 of 8)

Here’s another variation on the same card idea.  This time I decided to use the brand new Bow Punch!  Isn’t it just adorable?  And, did I mention that the bows are really easy to make and come together quickly… but you should be prepared to use a bunch of glue dots. LOL!

Birthday Bash DSP (4 of 8) Birthday Bash DSP (7 of 8)

For the inside of the cards, I simply added strip of the DSP to the bottom.  It is amazing how something so simple can really make a difference!

Birthday Bash DSP (6 of 8)Well, I succeeded in not wasting any of my Birthday Bash DSP, and I got a jump on some of those birthday cards I’ll need in the coming weeks.  If you are a fan of this project, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post following the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! February 10-16

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for Today’s Project

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Slider Birthday Card One-to-One Swap from Mary Laffin – Stampin’ Up!

I have another great project for you created by one of my readers for the one-to-one swap. Today’s project is a card created by Mary Laffin from California.  Mary’s project features the Sketched Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up and a cool slider technique!

Card created by Mary Laffin.

Card created by Mary Laffin.

I just love the creativity of Mary’s slider card design.  It was such a wonderful surprise when I pulled the little tab!  Mary was kind enough to provide her card dimensions for this project too!  You can find them at the very bottom of this post below the supply list.

Card created by Mary Laffin.

Card created by Mary Laffin.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Recipe – Slider Birthday Card

Card Stock Dimensions:  Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″; Moonlight DSP stack – 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ for sentiment, 1-1/4″ x 4″ for slider, scrap for stamped birthday cake.

 

Sweet Sorbet Stamp-a-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

On Sunday, I shared an elegant Stamp-a-Stack featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Today’s project is another set of cards; this one featuring the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration.  When you sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on May 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. you will get the opportunity to make both of these lovely card sets.  If you live in the Atlanta area and would be interested in attending my class, please contact me to sign up. The cost of the class is $15 and includes all consumable materials and use of my stamping supplies.  What’s even better is that I do all the prep work, so you can just come and enjoy the fun!  You can’t beat that!  I would love to connect with some of you face to face for an opportunity to truly create together!

Sweet Sorbet DSP (17 of 17)

If you like this project as much as I do, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Sweet Sorbet Birthday Card with Tag Topper Closure (Card #1)


Sweet Sorbet DSP (11 of 17)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (14 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #1:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 2″ x 5″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch; Pool Party (122924) – one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Pool Party twine (Sale-a-bration)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet Thank You Card (Card #2)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (10 of 17)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (8 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #2:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 4-1/4″ x 3″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch, one scalloped circle punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet For You (Card #3)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (5 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #3:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/2″ x 2″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch, one scalloped circle punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet & Label Love Just for You (Card #4)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (4 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #4:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

If you enjoyed my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!  And, most importantly, sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on May 3rd where we will make both of these beautiful card sets!  Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

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Sweet Sorbet DSP (17 of 17)

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 8 – 14

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 14.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Serene Silhouettes Stamp-a-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

On Friday, I shared an elegant card featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) from Stampin’ Up!  I liked the card so much, that I decided to create a stamp-a-stack collection around it.  If you live in the Atlanta area and would be interested in making this gorgeous card set , please contact me to sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on Saturday, May 3rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  We will create this set and another one (I’ll post about that one soon).  The cost of the class is $15 and includes all consumable materials, use of my stamping supplies, and I will do all the prep work… you can’t beat that!  I would love to connect with some of you face to face for an opportunity to truly create together!

serene silhouettes (28 of 28)

If you like this project as much as I do, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

All of the cards in this set were inspired by the Splitcoast Stampers CAS266 card challenge, which was to create a clean and simple card using three of the following colors:

I maintained the same design elements for all four cards of this set.  For details about the techniques used in this project, please click here.  Below, you will find card recipes for the specific supplies and dimensions for each card.

Serene Silhouettes Birthday Wishes (Card #1)

Serene Silhouettes (12 of 14)

Card #1 was inspired by three different challenges:  Retro Sketches #108, Splitcoast Stampers CAS266, and The Card Concept #7.

Challenge Images

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #1:

Stamp Sets: Four You (130538); Serene Silhouettes (127324); Papillon Potpourri (123759)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406); Hexagon Punch (130919); Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; 2″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (2 panels); Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (2 panels), one butterfly punch; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Morning Meadow… “Hello” (Card #2)

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serene silhouettes (14 of 28)

I used Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #130 for my inspiration for card #2 of my stamp-a-stack set.  This set was created using the Morning Meadow stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) which is available as one the hostess rewards from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #2:

Stamp Sets: Morning Meadow (129678); Perfect Pennants (133230)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127751); Pansy Punch (130698)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; 3-1/8″ x 2-13/16″ panel (mat for stamped image), 3″ x 2-3/4″ panel (for stamped image), one pansy punch; Marina Mist (119682) – 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Marina Mist Designer Series Paper (130135) – 3-1/2″ x 3″; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Serene Silhouettes Just for You (Card #3)

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serene silhouettes (5 of 28)

Mojo Monday sketch challenge 339, provided the inspiration for card #3.  I like the variety provided by the tall and skinny design.  This card was created using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount), and A Round Array for the sentiment (wood mount and clear mount).

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #3:

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes (127324); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (129404); 1″ circle punch (119868)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 3-1/2″ x 11″ card base; Oval framelits die cut (for stamped image), one 7-8″ scalloped circle punch; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4″ (2 panels), 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (2 panels); Soft Sky Designer Series Paper (130135) – 3-1/8″ x 2-1/8″; Smoky Slate (131202) – 1″ circle punch.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Serene Silhouettes Thank You (Card #4)

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The Paper Craft Crew, sketch challenge #87, provided the inspiration for card #4.  I like the variety provided by the tall and skinny design.  This card was created using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount), Petite Petals (wood mount and clear mount) and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment (wood mount and clear mount).

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #4:

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes (127324); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802); Petite Petals (133155)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); Hexagon Punch (130919); Banner Punch (133519); Modern Label Punch (119849); Word Window Punch (119857); Petite Petals Punch (133322)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ card base; 1-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (banner), one word window punch, 4 petite petals punches, Oval framelits die cut (for stamped image); Marina Mist (119682) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Marina Mist Designer Series Paper (130135) – 1-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (banner); Smoky Slate (131202) – one modern label punch.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

If you enjoyed my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

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WEEKLY DEALS from Stampin’ Up! April 1-7

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 7.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

 

Serene Silhouettes Birthday Wishes Card – Stampin’ Up!

I have an elegant card for you today that features the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) from Stampin’ Up!  Recently I have seen several projects that used a resist technique with beautiful results, so I decided to try it out for myself.  I think the white embossing of the flower image is just lovely!  If you agree, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Serene Silhouettes (12 of 14)

Today’s project is inspired by three different challenges:  Retro Sketches #108, Splitcoast Stampers CAS266, and The Card Concept #7.

Challenge Images

I began my card with a Whisper White card base.  Then I cut panels of Marina Mist and Soft Sky.  I used my Big Shot to emboss the Soft Sky panels with the Beautifully Baroque and Fancy Fan embossing folders.  I layered the Soft Sky panels on the Marina Mist ones and adhered them to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Serene Silhouettes (3 of 14)

Next, it was time to turn my attention to my focal piece for the card.  I began by rubbing a panel of Whisper White card stock with my Embossing Buddy to ensure that I got a clean image without any extra embossing powder stuck on the card.  Then I inked up my stamp with Versamark Ink and coated the image with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I used my Heat Emboss Tool to set the image.

Serene Silhouettes (1 of 14)

At this stage of the game, things were looking rather plain, but that was all about to change.  The next steps are where the magic happens.  I used a sponge dauber to add ink to the background of my image.  I began by adding Soft Sky ink to the entire background using a circular motion. Then I started from the bottom of the panel and added Marina Mist ink, blending it with the Soft Sky as I went.  I followed the same procedure with my Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad next.  I kept layering and blending until I achieved the desired ombre effect.

Serene Silhouettes (2 of 14)

I finished my art piece by adding a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  I stamped the image in Marina Mist ink on Soft Sky card stock and punched it out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch. I embellished the butterfly with a Basic Pearl Accent and attached it to the panel using a Mini Glue Dot.  Next, I punched the bottom of the panel using my Scallop Trim Border Punch and attached it to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Serene Silhouettes (4 of 14)

For my greeting , I chose the “Birthday Wishes” sentiment from the  Four You stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  I stamped it in Night of Navy ink on a scrap of Smoky Slate card stock.  Then I used my Hexagon Punch to create the ends of my banner.  Next, I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panel with Marina Mist ink.  I mounted my sentiment onto the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, I added three pearls to the top right corner of the card.

Serene Silhouettes (9 of 14)

For the finishing touches on the inside of my card I stamped the floral image from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set in the corner using my Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad.

Serene Silhouettes (13 of 14)

As a final detail, I stamped the images from the card on an envelope too.  I love the crisp look of the blue tones on the white card.  It just looks clean and elegant.  I would love to hear what you think about this project too.  Don’t forget to leave me a comment, for your chance to win a free stamp set!  Also, if you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.

If you would like to purchase the Serene Silhouettes stamp set you can shop in my online store now by clicking here.  If you need any stamping supplies, I hope you will consider contacting me to be your demonstrator.  I would love to create with you!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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WEEKLY DEALS from Stampin’ Up! April 1-7

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 7.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Four You (130538); Serene Silhouettes (127324); Papillon Potpourri (123759)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406); Hexagon Punch (130919); Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; 2″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (2 panels); Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (2 panels), one butterfly punch; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Blooming with Kindness Birthday Wishes Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card features the Blooming with Kindness stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) and Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!  The design was inspired by Sandi MacIver (Stamping with Sandi) who introduced me to the idea of stamping on patterned paper.  I also owe Sandi a huge shout out and show of appreciation for mentioning me on her blog on Thursday.  Many of you reading this today found me via Sandi’s post, and I am very grateful for the introduction!  I am so thrilled to have you with me today!

Now, onto today’s project… I just love this stamp set.  From the moment I saw that gorgeous flower, I knew I had to have it.  I get tons of compliments on every card I make with this one.  If you like what I’ve created today, I would love it if you would leave me a comment.  Tomorrow is the end of the month, so this is your last chance to get in on my monthly drawing for a a handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.  I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am every time I get a new follower!  I just love sharing ideas with you guys and hearing all about the great project ideas you have too.

Blooming with Kindness - watercolor wonder (13 of 13)

I began my card by selecting a piece of Watercolor Wonder DSP with cute yellow and orange polkadots.  The design of this paper was simple enough that I felt it would make a beautiful background for my stamped images.  I chose to stamp my images in Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango ink to coordinate with the design of the Watercolor Wonder DSP.  That is one great thing about Stampin’ Up designer series papers, they always list which colors were used in the design right on the label.  It takes all the guesswork out of creating your color scheme.

Blooming with Kindness - watercolor wonder (2 of 13)

First, I stamped the flower from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set in Crushed Curry on the right side of my panel, making sure it went off the page a bit.  Then I cleaned my stamp and inked it up with Tangerine Tango.  I stamped it once on a scrap of paper, before stamping it in the bottom left corner of my DSP panel.  I wanted to add extra depth to my design by altering the intensity of the colors.  For my third bloom, which would be the main focal point of the card, I knew it needed to have some added dimension.  I decided to double stamp it to create a bit of a shadow effect.  First, I inked up my stamp with Crushed Curry and stamped off on a scratch paper before stamping a lighter image on the DSP panel.  Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the image again using Tangerine Tango ink.  For the second stamp, I offset the image just slightly to create the illusion of depth.

Blooming with Kindness - watercolor wonder (6 of 13)

For my greeting , I chose the “Birthday Wishes” sentiment from the  Simply Sketched stamp set, available as one of the great hostess rewards from Stampin’ Up!.  I stamped it in Cajun Craze ink on my stamped panel using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Then, I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panel in the same color.  I mounted my art piece on a panel of Tangerine Tango using SNAIL adhesive, then adhered that to a panel of beautiful floral designer series paper from the Watercolor Wonder set.  Finally, I added all of my layered panels to a Tangerine Tango card base.

Blooming with Kindness - watercolor wonder (7 of 13)

For the finishing touches on the inside of my card I stamped the floral image from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set along the bottom of a panel of Whisper White card stock using the same ink colors as I did on the front of the card.  Then I inked around the edges of the panel using Tangerine Tango ink and a sponge dauber.  I layered this panel onto a panel of the floral Watercolor Wonder DSP and adhered it to the card base.

Blooming with Kindness - watercolor wonder (9 of 13)

I love the bright cheery colors of this card, and the elegance of the floral stamp.  I think it is stunning (if I do say so myself)! LOL.  I will definitely keep my eye out for other designer series paper designs that I think would make a nice background image.

I would love to hear what you think about this project too.  Don’t forget to leave me a comment, for your chance to win a handcrafted card!  Also, if you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in boosting my blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.

If you would like to purchase the Blooming with Kindness stamp set now is the perfect time.  Monday, March 31st is the final day of the Sale-a-Bration promotion.  Don’t miss out on your chance to get some really great products for FREE with your $50 purchase.  Shop in my online store now by clicking here.  You can learn more about the Sale-a-bration promotional items in this brochure.  Also, if you would like the chance to earn the Simply Sketched stamp set through our hostess program, I hope you will consider contacting me to be your demonstrator.

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 25-31

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 31.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness (126422); Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: N/A

Card Stock & DSP:  Tangerine Tango (111349)- 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″panel; Watercolor Wonder DSP (132994) – Floral: 5″ x 5-1/4″ panel (x2 – front of card and inside card); Polka Dot: 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside of card).

Markers & Ink:  Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad (131173); Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad (126965); Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad (126946)

Embellishments: N/A

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); sponge daubers (102892)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332)

Birthday Basics Makes Gifting Easy! – Stampin’ Up!

Today I wanted to show you how a little Stampin’ Up! magic with the Birthday Basics DSP  and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch can turn gift giving into a breeze.

If you like my post today, please leave me a comment.  I love hearing from you and sharing ideas.  Plus, as an added benefit,  you will be entered into my monthly drawing for a chance to win a free card.  Also, If you aren’t already a subscriber, please consider following me via email.   Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Cupcake Punch (11 of 11)

My son will be three in a couple of weeks.  The year I was pregnant with him, we had 7 other babies born at school.  In addition to that, there are 10 kids who live on our street.  I tell you all this just to demonstrate that we get invited to a lot of birthday parties!  Between the gifts, the cards, and the gift wrap it gets pretty expensive.  Now, you know I’ve got the cards covered, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized I could make some super cute gifts with plain brown craft paper and a couple of minutes with some punches.  I’ve seen tons of really cute stamped packages out there, but I don’t always have time to color a bunch of stamps and make a paper bow, etc.  So, today’s share is my 5 minute solution to kids birthday wrap!

Cupcake Punch (1 of 11)

I started by cutting a 2″ x 3-1/2″ strip of the candles paper from the Birthday Basics designer series paper pack.  Then I cut a circle of Coastal Cabana card stock using my Circles Framelits Dies (I would have used the 1-3/4″ circle punch if I had it… that is going on an order soon!).  I added the circle to my birthday candle tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Next, I quickly punched a cupcake using the Cupcake Builder Punch and three different papers from the Birthday Basics DSP pack.  Those were glued together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and added to the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Cupcake Punch (2 of 11)

Finally, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) on Whisper White card stock using my Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I punched it out using the Word Window Punch.  Then I used the Modern Label Punch to create a base for my greeting in Bermuda Bay card stock.  I layered everything together using Stampin’ Dimensionals and threaded some white ribbon through to finish it all off with a cute little bow.

Cupcake Punch (10 of 11)

This gift tag was quick and easy to make.  In fact, I think I might go ahead and make several more to have on hand next time we are invited to a birthday party!  If you liked this project, please don’t forget to leave me a comment so you will be entered into my drawing.  Also, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.

If you would like to purchase the Birthday Basics DSP, Cupcake Punch, or any of the other great products featured in this project, shop in my online store by clicking here.  Remember you can earn a FREE item with every $50 purchase through March 31st.  The final days of Sale-a-bration are here.  Don’t miss your chance to get these great products before they are gone!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 25-31

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 31.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Cupcake Punch (121807); Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324); Circles Framelits Dies (130911); Word Window Punch (119857); Modern Label Punch (119849)

Card Stock & DSP:  Bermuda Bay (131197) – modern label punch; Whisper White (100730) – word window punch; Coastal Cabana (131297) – Circles framelit die cut; Birthday Basics DSP – Birthday candles: 2″ x 3-1/2″ tag, polka dots: cupcake wrapper, coastal cabana floral – cupcake icing, raspberry ripple – cherry.

Markers & Ink:  Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171)

Embellishments: Ribbon (the one I used is not a Stampin’ Up! item) –  Use 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (114319) from Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Birthday Basics Card in a Box – Stampin’ Up!

I have been seeing these cute “card in a box” projects all over Pinterest lately, and I just couldn’t resist doing one for my son Carter’s third birthday!  We are going to have a small party at Build-a-Bear Workshop followed by  a teddy bear picnic.  It just seemed like the perfect opportunity to try a card in a box.  I love, love, love how this one turned out!  The Birthday Basics DSP was the perfect pair for my birthday picnic theme.  Another thing I love about these cards is that you get a huge “WOW” factor right out of the envelope… but they are really easy to make!

If you like my post today, please leave me a comment.  I love hearing from you and sharing ideas.  Plus, as an added benefit,  you will be entered into my monthly drawing for a chance to win a free card.  Also, If you aren’t already a subscriber, please consider following me via email.   Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Carter's Birthday Invite (4 of 18)

Now, when I decided I wanted to do a card in a box, I had no idea how to do it, so I did a search to find a video tutorial.  I have to thank Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie for her great video tutorial.  You can find a link to her instructions at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  I modified some of the dimensions for my card, but the basic premise for the box is the same.  The other great thing about these cards is they fold up and fit into a regular A2 invitation style envelope!  I made my own envelope using the envelope punch board so that the colors would coordinate.  I love that tool, it makes creating custom envelopes so easy!

Carter's Birthday Invite (16 of 18)

I chose Bermuda Bay card stock for my card base, and adhered panels of the birthday hat and plaid designer series papers from the Birthday Basics DSP pack to the sides of my box.  I used sticky strip to hold the box together.  I wanted the plaid paper to resemble a table cloth at a picnic.  Then, I printed the invitation details and the words from the teddy bear picnic song onto Whisper White card stock using my computer’s printer.  Then, I cut out my printed panels and used my Real Red ink and a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panels.  I adhered the party details to the back and the song lyrics to the underside of the box flaps using SNAIL adhesive.

Carter's Birthday Invite (13 of 18)

Carter's Birthday Invite (15 of 18)

Once the foundation of my box was finished, it was time to create my embellishments.  I wish I had taken pictures of the process along the way, but I didn’t. I will do my best to describe the steps I took, but please feel free to contact me with questions if you have them.  I used the following punches to create the teddy bear, cupcake, balloons, and banners:

Teddy Bear:

  • x1 – extra large oval punch – Soft Suede (body)
  • x1 – 1″ circle punch – Soft Suede (head)
  • x3 – small oval – Soft Suede (arms/feet)
  • x1 – small oval – Baked Brown Sugar (belly)
  • x2 – 1/2″ circle – Soft Suede (ears)
  • x3 – 1/2″ circle – Baked Brown Sugar (mouth/paws)
  • x2 – circle from owl builder punch – Baked Brown Sugar (inside of ears)
  • x6 – circle from cupcake builder punch – Baked Brown Sugar (toes)
  • x2 – circle from cupcake builder punch – Whisper White (eyes)

Once I had punched all my pieces, I cut one of the Soft Suede small ovals “yin yang” style to create the two arms.  Then I used my sponge dauber to ink the edges of EVERYTHING (except the eyes and toes) with Soft Suede ink.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to put everything together.  then I colored on the nose and the pupils with a sharpie.  I used my Stampin’ Chalk Marker to add a little gleam to the eyes.

Carter's Birthday Invite (3 of 18)

Balloons – I chose a variety of bright colors for the balloons.  Each one was made from the following list of materials:

  • x2- small oval punch
  • x1 – foot of the owl from the owl builder punch.
  • strip of clear plastic – window sheets
  • twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Sale-a-bration item)
  • Stampin’ Chalk Marker

To make the balloons I punched two ovals and sandwiched the owl foot, twine, and plastic strip between them to create the balloon.  Then I added a reflection with the Stampin’ Chalk Marker.

Carter's Birthday Invite (1 of 18)

Cupcake:  The cupcake was created with the Cupcake Builder Punch and the Create a Cupcake stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  I stamped the cupcake wrapper in Pear Pizzazz ink and then punched it out with the cupcake builder punch.  The frosting was punched from Pool Party card stock.  I colored the candles and the cherry using my Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie (Brights Collection and Regals Collection).   Then I cut out the candles with paper snips and added a wick with a black pen.  I punched the cherry out using my cupcake builder punch.  Then, I glued everything together using multipurpose liquid glue.

Once my balloons, cupcake, and teddy bear were finished and ready to be added to the box, I added two strips of bermuda bay along the inside of the box (see the video tutorial for instructions) to support the embellishments.  Then I stuck everything on with mini glue dots, making sure my embellishments weren’t taller than the back of the box.  This ensures that it will all fit nicely into the envelope.

Carter's Birthday Invite (9 of 18)

Banners & Greeting:  I colored my birthday greeting from the Label Love stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) with my Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers. Then I stamped it on Whisper White and punched it out using the Artisan Label Punch (The Label Love stamp set and Artisan Punch are available as a bundle for 15% discount; wood mount and clear mount). I stamped my banners using the Banner Blast stamp set (Sale-a-bration item) and punched them out using the Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item).  Finally, I adhered the greeting and the banners to the background of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Carter's Birthday Invite (6 of 18)

These cards are a lot of steps and they take some time, but they are not difficult to do.  Everyone will be very impressed with your work, which is something I always enjoy.  There’s nothing like hearing someone say, “You made that!?!”  If you liked this card, please don’t forget to leave me a comment so you will be entered into my drawing.  Also, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.  Remember, I’ve also linked the video tutorial for making a card in a box below the supply list.

If you would like to purchase the Birthday Basics DSP, Create a Cupcake stamp set, or any of the other great products featured in this project, shop in my online store by clicking here.  Remember you can earn a FREE item with every $50 purchase through March 31st (including the Banner Blast stamp set and Banner Punch).  The final days of Sale-a-bration are fast approaching.  Don’t miss your chance to get these great products before they are gone!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 25-31

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 31.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake (121982); Banner Blast (Sale-a-bration); Label Love (130622)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration); Artisan Label Punch (130920); Cupcake Punch (121807); Owl Builder Punch (118074); extra large oval (119859); 1″ circle (119868); small oval (120908); 1/2″ circle (119869).

Card Stock & DSP:  Bermuda Bay (131197) – card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ (score at 1/2″, 3-1/8″, 5-3/4″, 8-3/8″ and along the length of the card at 2″), 2 strips for supporting embellishments – 4-1/8″ x 1″; Baked Brown Sugar (131296) – punches for teddy bear listed in post; Soft Suede (115318) – teddy bear punches listed in the post; Whisper White (100730) – 2-1/8″ x 3-3/4″ panel (back of card), 3 panels 2-3/8″ x 1-3/4″ (teddy bear picnic lyrics); cupcake wrapper, candles, label love greeting, teddy bear eyes; Pool Party (122924) – cupcake punch; Birthday Basics DSP (130145) – Plaid: 3 panels 2-3/8″ x 1-3/4″, Birthday Hat: 3 panels 2-3/8″ x 2″, 1 panel 2-3/8″ x 4″ (back of card).

Markers & Ink:  Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad (126978); Regals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131262); Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259); Stampin’ Chalk Marker (132133); Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad (131180)

Embellishments: Twine from Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Sale-a-bration)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); envelope punch board (133774)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Sticky Strip (104294); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Card Tutorial:  Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie

Simply Sketched Birthday Wishes Card – Stampin’ Up!

Apparently I can’t tear myself away from the Simply Sketched (wood mount and clear mount), stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  It seems to be my favorite lately.  I love how it looks with watercoloring, and it just lent itself well to last Tuesday’s color challenge from Splitcoast Stampers.  And, I did tell you to expect to see that little bird appear in a card soon!  Well, here it is… just as I predicted. LOL.  Remember, the Simply Sketched stamp set is one of the hostess sets available through Stampin’ Rewards.

If you like what I’ve created today, I would love it if you would leave me a comment.  At the end of the month I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.  I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am every time I get a new follower!  I just love sharing ideas with you guys and hearing all about the great project ideas you have too.

Siimply Sketched Birthday Wishes (1 of 8)

Today’s card was inspired by The Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 306 & Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge #469:

I began my card with a  Whisper White card base.  Then I added panels of Always Artichoke card stock and Pistachio Pudding Designer Series Paper from the Sweet Sorbet pack (Sale-a-bration item) using SNAIL adhesive.

Siimply Sketched Birthday Wishes (7 of 8)

Next, I used Staz-on Black ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the bird and leaf elements from the Simply Sketched stamp set onto a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I used a Blender Pen  and my Classic Stampin’ Pads in Rose Red, Marina Mist, and Always Artichoke to color my stamped image with a watercolor effect.  Then, I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panel with Marina Mist ink.  Finally, I layered my artwork onto a mat of Always Artichoke and adhered it to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Siimply Sketched Birthday Wishes (2 of 8)

For my greeting , I chose the “Birthday Wishes” sentiment from Simply Sketched.  I stamped it in Marina Mist ink on Whisper White card stock, and inked around the edge of the panel using a sponge dauber.  Then I layered that onto a panel of Pistachio Pudding card stock, inking the edges of that panel with Always Artichoke ink.  That combination was attached to a panel of Always Artichoke card stock (also inked with the same color) using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then the entire greeting was added to the front of the card using SNAIL Adhesive.  I added a string of Basic Pearls Jewel Accents below the greeting for a little extra touch of class.

Siimply Sketched Birthday Wishes (6 of 8)

For the finishing touches on the inside of my card I layered strips of Pistachio Pudding DSP and Always Artichoke card stock and added them to the bottom of the card.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out in the end, but it was a journey getting there.  I was a little stumped by the colors of the challenge this time.  At first, I was trying to incorporate all three colors into my paper selection, but the blue just didn’t look like it belonged.  Then, I remembered that cute little bird and inspiration was born!  That is what I love about card challenges.  They make you think differently than you might otherwise think.  I would love to hear what inspires you too.  Don’t forget to leave me a comment, for your chance to win a handcrafted card!  Also, if you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.

If you would like a chance to earn the Simply Sketched stamp set as a hostess reward, I hope you will consider contacting me.  Of course, you can always shop in my online store for any of the great products featured in this project by clicking here.  Remember you can earn the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper for FREE (Sale-a-bration items) with a $50 purchase through March 31st.  The final days of Sale-a-bration are fast approaching.  Don’t miss your chance to get these great products before they are gone!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 18-24

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 24.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: N/A

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel, 1″ x 2-5/8″ panel for greeting; Always Artichoke (105119) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ panel, 1-1/8″ x 3-3/8″ panel behind greeting, 4-1/4″ x 3/4″ strip on inside of card; Pistachio Pudding DSP (Sale-a-bration) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 4-1/4″ x 1/2″ strip for inside of card; Pistachio Pudding (131294) – 1-1/4″ x 2-7/8″ mat for greeting.

Markers & Ink:  Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126954); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Always Artichoke Classic Stampin’ Pad (126972); Staz-on Black (101406); Blender Pens (102845)

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); sponge daubers (102892)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

See Ya Later Birthday Card Inspired by Florida Gators – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card features the See Ya Later stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (Sale-a-bration item).  This week’s color scheme was inspired by the Florida Gators.  My boss’ birthday was this week and practically every stamp set I own is floral or something else “girly.”  My self imposed “card challenge” was to create a card that my boss would love, so I pulled my inspiration from his favorite college team.  I just got home from team trivia with some people from work, where we presented him with his card.  His first comment was, “Thanks guys, I love the color scheme you’ve got going on there!”  Exactly what I was going for!  I think this card turned out great, and I love that the color scheme could be adjusted for any sports team.  I will definitely keep that one in mind in the future.

I would love to hear what you think of today’s card and to hear your ideas for masculine cards too.  I can use all the help I can get in that arena.  Also, as an added benefit, on March 31st I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a handcrafted card in the mail!  If you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically?  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.  I love seeing my blog audience grow.  It makes me very excited.  (I know, I’m a total craft nerd, but what can I say? LOL.)

See Ya Later Birthday UF (2 of 11)

I began my card with a  Pacific Point card base.  Then I added a panels of Tangerine Tango card stock and Garden Green Designer Series Paper using SNAIL adhesive.

See Ya Later Birthday UF (6 of 11)

Next, I colored the birthday stamp from the See Ya Later stamp set using Stampin’ Write Markers in Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Pacific Point, and Daffodil Delight (Brights Collection and Regals Collection Markers).  I stamped my image onto Whisper White card stock and cut it out using the Ovals Collection Framelits Die (2nd one counting from the inside out).  I used a sponge dauber and my Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad to add some color to the edges of my sentiment, then I used my Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item) to punch a variety of banners in Pacific Point  and Tangerine Tango Designer Series Paper (Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack).  I adhered my banners to the back of my birthday greeting using mini glue dots.  Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the whole thing to the front of my card.  I felt the card needed a finishing detail, so I added three brads from the Vintage Trinkets Accents & Elements set to the bottom right corner of the panels.

See Ya Later Birthday UF (7 of 11)

To finish off the inside of my card, I wrapped some orange grosgrain ribbon around a panel of whisper white card stock.  I added three banners at the bottom to mirror the design on the front.  

I loved seeing the reaction of my boss when he opened his card.  It was very gratifying to know that my card hit its mark.  If you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I need your help to get the word out, so that people will come read my blog!  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card!

Remember you can get the See Ya Later stamp set or the Banner Punch for FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st.  Both of these items are great ones to have in your stamping tool kit.  You can shop in my online store by clicking here.  

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 11 – 17

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 17.

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 17.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: See Ya Later (Sale-a-bration item)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Ovals Collection Framelits (129381); Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item)

Card Stock & DSP:  Pacific Point (111350) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; Tangerine Tango (111349) – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel; Garden Green DSP (130139) – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – one oval framelits die cut, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card); Brights Designer Series Paper in Pacific Point & Tangerine Tango (130134) – 17 banners total

Markers & Ink:  Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad (126946); Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259) – Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight; Regals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131262) – Garden Green.

Embellishments: Vintage Trinkets Accents and Elements (118764) – 3 brads

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Sponge Dauber (102892)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Non-Stampin’ Up: Orange grosgrain ribbon