Cards, Celebrations, Christmas, Halloween, Slimline

Stretching Your Dies: One Die Four Cards featuring Scrappy Tails

Hi friends. When I saw Jennifer McGuire’s video featuring the Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and add-on dies from Scrappy Tails, I knew I had to have them. They remind me of the Honey Bee Stamps House Card Dies and Add-ons which as you may have figured out I love so much! These dies are just as versatile and allow you to make tons of different types of cards for all occasions.

For the first card, I started by diecutting the Slimline Bird House and the side pieces which create the pop up feature from Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies. Then diecut the roof, base, and 2 scalloped circles from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I diecut the woodgrain from Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Woodgrain Background Die and adhered the negative pieces onto the card front.

I cut out the two windows using the circle from the birdhouse die set. I adhered the scallop bosrders on the window as well as the roof. Then diecut some grass using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border from Stampin’ Up! Granny Apple Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, trimmed it down to size and adhered it to the bottom of the card. I added the white base on top of the grass.

I stamped some leaves and flowers from the Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin Bouquet and Lovely Flowers Stampsets (both were from Stamp of Approval collections no longer available) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Lime Rickey, Catching Rays, Flirty Fuchsia and Coral Cabana Inks. For the sentiment I used the direct-to-paper technique with Flirty Fuchsia and Coral Cabana Inks onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and diecut “HOME” 2x and “tweet” from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies. Lastly I adhered the two side panels and the card back.

I left the inside of the card blank.


For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5 3/4″ then diecut it with the Slimline Bird House from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies, making sure to leave on edge of the die off the edge of the card base. I also diecut a second house front which will be adhered on the front of the card.

I diecut the roof 2x, chimney, and window frames from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die. I backed all the windows with a piece of bright yellow cardstock from my stash. I diecut the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Die from Stampin’ up! Basic Gray 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and adhered the bricks only to the house and chimney. Then adhered the chimney to the back of the house. I also adhered one roof to the front of the card and the other to the inside after adhering the panel to the card base.I diecut several of the snow drift border with the from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I added the windows to the card and diecut some window boxes from Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die. Then added leaves and flowers diecut with the same dieset from Stampin’ Up! Granny Apple Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, yellow, purple, orange and aqua cardstock from my stash.

I left the inside of the card blank.


For the third card, I started by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 9″ then diecut it with the Slimline Bird House from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies, making sure to leave on edge of the die off the edge of the card base. I also diecut a second house front which will be adhered on the front of the card and a chimney.

I stamped a web using Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps: Trick or Treat, Tsukineko Versamark Emboss Ink Pad Watermark and Wow Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White onto the house then diecut the brick background using the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Die from Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

I adhered some bricks to the chimney and house and inked them with Black Soot Distress Ink before adhering to the card, diecut the roof, window frames (I backed the windows with Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black Cardstock– I added the ghost inside the window before adhering the window back) and one door from Simon Says Stamp 100lb FOG Gray Card Stock with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die which I cut out the door part and another from Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock. I also diecut the spooky fence with the Lawn Fawn Spooky Fence Border from Simon Says Stamp 100lb FOG Gray Card Stock. I inked them with Black Soot Distress Ink before adhering to the card.

I diecut a tree from Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black Cardstock with the Papertrey Ink – Tiny Town: Spooky Yard Die. I stamped the ghosts and bats from Lawn Fawn HAPPY HAUNTING Clear Stamps and the web and spider from Catherine Pooler Designs Everything but the Broom Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink. I colored the ghosts with COPIC Markers C1 and 0 and R20 for the cheeks and diecut them with coordinating dies.

On the inside of the card, I diecut one house from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and cut down about 1/4 inch smaller. Then stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Everything but the Broom Stamp Set with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.


For the fourth card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5 3/4″ then diecut it with the Slimline Bird House from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies, making sure to leave on edge of the die off the edge of the card base. I also diecut a brick background from the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Die from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and one from Lawn Fawn Paper Bag 8.5 x 11” Cardstock. I adhered the white brick outline to the card base then inlaid the paper bag bricks.

I diecut the roof and base with Scrappy Tails Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Dies and the chimney and window frames with Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I diecut the snow drift border from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Honey Bee Stamps Gingerbread House Add-On Dies. I backed the windows with Stampin’ Up!’s Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock (retired); I adhered the gingerbread people before backing it.

I diecut the door from Stampin’ Up!’s Real Red 8-1/2 x 11”Cardstock with the Scrappy Tails Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die.

I stamped the trees and candy canes from the Honey Bee Stamps Gingerbread House Add-On 6×6 Stamp Set and the gum drops, gingerbread people and peppermints from Lawn Fawn SWEET CHRISTMAS Clear Stamps onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.

I colored the images with COPIC Markers. I c olored the peppermints and candy canes with R27, R46 and C1, YG17 and YG25 for the trees, E34, E37, R20, C1 and 0 for the gingerbread people, and R81 and R85 for the gumdrops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and candy canes from Lawn Fawn SWEET CHRISTMAS Clear Stamps with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.


Supplies

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Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Encouragement, Fourth of July, Holidays 2021, Summer

Honey Bee Stamps House Builder with Treat Shop Add-on

Another great add-on dieset from Honey Bee Stamps! The Farmhouse Add-on Dies and Stampset coordinate with the House Builder Card Base Dies and allow you to make lots of cute cards. The last card I made was very patriotic but for this one I decided to make a more traditional farmhouse which can be used for any occasion.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x with the House Builder Card Base Dies from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart.

Then die cut the roof and window awnings from both Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Dies. I cut out every other strip on the awnings and adhered them to the white one to create a cute striped awning. I diecut out the windows from the front of the card.

I diecut the door from some Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock (discontinued) and Stampin’ Up! Pool Party 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock and the steps from Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock with the Honey Bee Stamps Farmhouse Add-On Dies.

I stamped images from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On 6×6 Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used Y17, BG01, R09, and E29 for the banners; BG000 and 0 for the glass display case and cake display; C3 and C5 for the cake base, RV06, RV09, and RV21 for the three tier cake, and E25, E29 and E49 for the heart on the cake. RV06 and RV09, E24 and E29, Y13 and Y17, and C1 and C3 for the cupcakes; YG05 and YG17 for the bush and E24, E29 and E49 for the planter. C1 and C3 for the bakery and specials signs and the table; Y13 and Y17, BG000 and BG01, RV06 and RV21 for the balloons; and BG000 and BG01, RV06, RV09 and RV21 for the umbrella.

I used direct-to-paper technique with Stampin’ Up! Magenta Madness, Mango Melody and Pool Party Inks onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and diecut the flowers from the from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Dies and adhered them to the building.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic Liquid Mercury Nuvo Crystal Drops for the door knob and Tonic IVORY SEASHELL Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Village Shops Stampset with Stampin’ Up!’s Magenta Madness and some tiny cupcakes from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On 6×6 Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.


Supplies

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Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Encouragement, Fourth of July, Hello, Holidays 2021, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Summer

Farmhouse Card For Any Occasion featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Another great add-on dieset from Honey Bee Stamps! The Farmhouse Add-on Dies and Stampset coordinate with the House Builder Card Base Dies and allow you to make lots of cute cards. The last card I made was very patriotic but for this one I decided to make a more traditional farmhouse which can be used for any occasion.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x with the House Builder Card Base Dies from Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock. I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart.

Then die cut the roof and porch steps, and chimney from Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock and stenciled bricks on the front of the house with Tim Holtz BRICKED Layering Stencil and Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink, the Lawn Fawn Yeti Ink.

I adhered the roof and chimney to the card base and diecut the porch header 2x from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and added some Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock behind the headers. I also diecut the window frames, porch rails, porch beams/columns, porch rail beams, deck/porch foundation also from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I diecut the window backs from Stampin’ Up! Pool Party 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock, the curtains from House Builder Card Base Dies with Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6×6 Paper Pad (I believe it’s discontinued) and the door from some brown cardstock from my stash. I stamped a wood pattern on the door using Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Ink and Stampin’ Up!’s Hardwood Clear Mount Background Stamp (retired) and used Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock for the doorknob. Before adhering all the diecuts to the card, I used the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Metal Craft Die and Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock and adhered them to the card.

I diecut the flowers and leaves from the House Builder Card Base with green, pink, yellow and navy blue cardstock from my stash.

I stamped the decorative star, two rooster weathervanes, two lanterns, two hanging pots, the table, chair, one plant and a mailbox onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used B23, B24 and B26 for the star and hanging pots, B21 and B23 for the chair, YG11 and YG17 for the plants, Y02 and Y13 for the flower pot, mailbox and lantern light, C1 and C3 for the lanterns and W3 and W5 for the table.

I left the inside of the card blank.


Supplies

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Cards, Stampin' Up!, Summer, Thank Yous

Fun Fold Sweet Ice Cream Thank You Card and Using Your Older 6 x 6 Paper Pads

Hi everyone! I was playing with the Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream Stampset and tried to think of a card I can make using minimal supplies and taking advantage of all the paper in my stash! Here’s what I came up with.

I used Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and cut off 1-1/2″ from the front right side of the card base. I also cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! 6 x 6 Subtles (retired) polka dot paper in So Saffron to 3 x 5-1/2″ and a piece of Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack to 1/2 x 5-1/2″ which I adhered to the front of the card and a piece of pink polka dot paper from the Doodlebug Designs 12 x 12 Milk and Cookies Petite Print Assortment (not sure if it’s available anymore) for the inside, which I cut to 1-3/8 x 5-1/2″.

I stamped the ice cream cone from Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand Ink (cone) and Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake Ink (waffle pattern), and four ice cream scoops with Catherine Pooler Designs Be Mine, Lime Rickey, It’s a Boy and Serenade Inks. I also stamped the highlight that comes in the stampset with Lawn Fawn Yeti Ink on the pink and blue scoops and sprinkles on the green and purple scoops with Catherine Pooler Designs Over Coffee Ink and adhered the ice cream pieces to the card.

I stamped and fussycut the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dark Walnut.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the ice cream cone with Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand Ink and the scoop with Catherine Pooler Designs Be Mine Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try this cute summer fun fold card using this stampset and paper from your stash! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting.

Cards, Fourth of July, Holidays 2021, Summer

Fourth of July/Patriotic House Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

When I purchased this Honey Bee Stamps Farmhouse Add-on Dies and Stampset I knew I had to make a patriotic themed card. And love how it turned out! There really are endless possibilities with the House Builder Card Base Dies and add-on dies and stampsets available.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x from the House Builder Card Base Dies, chimney, roof, 2 windows, porch steps and four bushes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart. Then stenciled bricks on the front of the house with Tim Holtz BRICKED Layering Stencil and Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink, also colored the porch steps with Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink, roof and chimney with Tim Holtz BLUEPRINT SKETCH and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks, the door with Barn Door, bushes with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and windows with Broken China Distress Inks.

I adhered the roof and chimney to the card base and added a brick pattern to the chimney with a White Gel Pen.

I diecut the window frames, porch header (I added a piece of vellum behind it which I colored with Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink), window frames, porch rails and beams/columns from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Farmhouse Add-on Dies. I also diecut curtains from Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6×6 Paper Pad (I believe it’s discontinued) with the House Builder Card Base.

I stamped the decorative star, bunting, bench and one flower pot onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I also stamped a wreath with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I used E23 and E27 for the bench and flower pot, YG17 and YG67 for the plant, R27, R46 and R59 for the star and R27, R46 & R59, B26 & B29, and C1 & 0 for the bunting. Then die cut the images with the Farmhouse Add-on Dieset. As a finishing touch I added a doorknob with Tonic LIQUID MERCURY Nuvo Crystal Drops. A die for the doorknob is included in the dieset but it’s so tiny I’m always afraid to misplace it.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment “Happy Fourth of July” using a really old greeting stampset (maybe Lawn Fawn or SSS- it was before I started labelling my stamps) and added bunting underneath.


Supplies

Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6×6 Paper Pad

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Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Father's Day, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Another Easy Masculine Birthday Card featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business

Hi friends! As promised, here I another quick and simple masculine card idea using Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set. These can be easily mass produced and allows you to use up some of your pattern papers.

For this card, I used Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base. I cut a piece of striped Pear Pizazz pattern paper from the Stampin’ Up! Coffee Break 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (retired), measuring 1-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and two pieces of the woodgrain pattern paper from the same paper pack measuring 1-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and 3/4 x 2-1/2″.

I stamped the decanter and three glasses from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Espresso Truffle Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used BG000 + 0 for the glass and E34 + E37 + E29 for the whiskey.

Before adhering the images to the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set onto the card with Memento Espresso Truffle Ink. I added some Love From Lizi Gold Mirror Moondust Pinstripe Peel-offs to the pattern paper pieces then added the images, popping up two of the glasses with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it off by adding Pale Gold Nuvo Drops.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Biggest Wish Stamp Set with Pear Pizazz Ink and Memento Espresso Truffle Ink plus a glass from Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Memento Espresso Truffle Ink.

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Supplies

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Card Kits, Cards, Encouragement, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Slimline

5 Cards 1 Kit: Rainbow Is My Favorite Color (Simon Says Stamp June 2021 Card Kit)

Hi everyone. This card kit just makes me happy. It’s all about rainbows and what’s not to like about that?!? The Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set has a ton of rainbow images and cute sentiments to go along with them. Lots of options with this one. You can also use the straight stripe in non rainbow cards or make no traditional rainbows. I was definitely inspired my several of the design team cards I’ve been seeing posted on instagram @ #sssck.

The Kit includes:

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of the aqua tiny cloud pattern paper from the Doodlebug Custom Rainbow 2021 6×6 inch paper to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a strip of the rainbow striped paper (also from the same paper pack) to 5/8 x 5-1/4″ and adhered them all to the card base. I added White Love from Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers on each side of the striped strip.

I diecut 1 rainbow from Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Hello Rainbow die and used the Simon Says Stamp 1 inch cube ink pads in Jellybean, Sunshine, Hot Lips, and Audrey Blue and Mini Sponge Daubers to create a rainbow. I stamped and fussycut two clouds from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used Copic Marker BG000 + 0 (Blender) to color the clouds. I adhered them to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which I cut down to 1-1/16 x 2″.

To finish it off, I added a tiny pink heart from the Doodlebug Chasing Rainbows Shape Sprinkles and lots of the Memory Box Fairy Jewels.

On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the same paper Doodlebug Custom Rainbow 2021 6×6 inch paper I used on the front cut to 3/4 x 5-1/2″.

Dimensions


For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to make a card base. Then cut another piece to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil with the Simon Says Stamp 1 inch cube ink pads in Jellybean, Sunshine, Hot Lips, and Audrey Blue and Broken China Distress Ink to create my scene. I stenciled the clouds first with Broken China Distress Ink, the rainbows next with the 4 colors included in the kit and lastly the sun. I traced the outer rainbow onto piece of post-it note paper to use as a mask before adding the sun. I adhered the panel to the card base and stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which I fussy cut and added to the card.

I added some yellow jewels from the Memory Box Fairy Jewels to the sun and some clear ones to the card.

On the inside of the card I stenciled some clouds at the bottom edge of the card with the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil and Broken China Distress Ink.

Dimensions


For the third card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to make a card base. Then cut another piece to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″.

I kept this card pretty simple and the rainbows didn’t take as long to stamp as I thought they might. Using my MISTI made the process faster. I stamped three rainbows from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp 1 inch cube ink pads in Jellybean, Sunshine, Hot Lips, and Audrey Blue inks and fussy cut them. I stamped the clouds from the same stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto more Neenah card stock and fussycut those out as well.

I cut a piece of the pattern paper from the Doodlebug Custom Rainbow 2021 6×6 inch paper to 1-1/2 x 3-1/2” and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto it.

I adhered the pattern paper to the card and used 3M Foam Tape to adhere the rainbows and clouds to the card. I stamped the three hearts from the stamp set with Hot Lips Ink and added Glossy Accents over them.

On the inside of the card I cut a piece of the same pattern paper as the front of the card to 1-1/4 x 3-1/2″.

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For the fourth card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create a card base. And a second piece of Neenah Cardstock which I diecut using the large die from the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline with Sliders Die. I Inked it with Audrey Blue Ink to create an ombre effect.

I diecut four rainbows from the 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of Simon Says Stamp Holographic Rainbow cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Hello Rainbow die. And stamped several clouds from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored them with C1 and 0 Copic Markers and fussycut them out.

I adhered the clouds and rainbows to the card. Then stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set onto the card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.I finsihed it off by adding puffy clouds and hearts from the Doodlebug Chasing Rainbows Shape Sprinkles. I also added some clear Memory Box Fairy Jewels.

On the inside of the card I adhered another rainbow diecut from the 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of Simon Says Stamp Holographic Rainbow cardstock.

Dimensions


For the fifth card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base and another piece to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stenciled the sune and clouds using the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil and Sunshine and Audrey Blue Inks.

I also stenciled the cloud border on another piece of Neenah 110lb Solar White 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock which I cut to 1-3/4 x 4″, then fussycut the top edge of the clouds. I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Is My Favorite Color 6×8 inch clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto the cloud border.

Next, I used Deco Foil – Transfer Gel, a palette knife and the Simon Says Stamp Build A Rainbow 6×9 inch stencil to add a rainbow onto the card. Once it dried, I added Therm O Web RAINBOW SHATTERED Deco Foil Transfer Sheets and ran it through my lamination machine.

I adhered the cloud border to the bottom of the card panel with 3M Foam Tape. I finished it off by adding some Memory Box Fairy Jewels.

I left the inside of the card blank .

Dimensions


Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make some cards using this kit yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Slimline, Stampin' Up!, Summer

A Sweet Summer Slimline Birthday Card featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream

Hi friends! Love the look of watercolor but not so great at it like me?!? This Sweet Ice Cream Stampset from Stampin’ Up! is a great option. You can make quick cards with little effort but they look like you spent lots of time watercoloring the images. 🙂 And they look so cute when complete!

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored a at 3-1/2″ to create the card base and another piece to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″. I used Stampin’ Up! Pool Party Ink and the sprinkle dots from the Sweet Ice Cream Stampset to create the background.

I stamped 3 popsicles and 2 ice cream cones onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Sahara Sand and Soft Suede (cone, popsicle sticks and one ice cream scoop and sprinkles) Inks, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo (popsicles). I used second generation stamping to get the different shades on the popsicles as well as for the pink ice cream scoop.

I stamped a sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream Stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Gorgeous Grape and fussycut it. I also stamped the rest of my sentiment directly on the card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. After adhereing all the images and esntiment to teh card I finished it off ny adding some Doodlebug Sprinkles Self Adhesive Enamel Dots in Bumblebee, Lilac, Swimming Pool, and Cupcake.

On the inside, I stamped the sprinkle dots from the Sweet Ice Cream Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Pool Party Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try this cute summer slimline ice cream card using this stampset for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting.

Cards, Encouragement, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Spring, Summer

Two Cards Using One Background Die and Trying to Be Less Wasteful

Hi friends. When I purchased the Sunburst Strips Cover Plate Die from Catherine Pooler Designs I knew that I had to try rainbow colors but also glitter paper because your sun rays need to sparkle! Rainbow sunshine rays to come for sure! Stay tuned. I decided to alternate the colors of the rays but also cut off the top of the rays with a circle and add another circle for the sun. I ended up with extra pieces of rays which I then used on a second card. No waste here!

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 6-1/4 x 10″ and scored at 5″ to create a card base and to make it easier to adhere the sun, I also cut a top panel to 4-3/4 x 6″.

I diecut the Sunburst Strips Cover Plate Die from Gold and White Glitter Cardstock. I didn’t have any light yellow glitter paper so I used the white and colored with some old alcohol markers. WARNING: Coloring glitter cardstock with markers will ruin the tip of the marker so if you use a good alcohol marker like a copic make sure you have extra nibs. I taped the back of each diecut piece of cardstock and then used a 3″ circle die to cut off the narrow end. You can use whatever size you want here. Then cut a 2-1/2″ circle from the White Glitter Cardstock. I adhered all the sun pieces to the 4-3/4 x 6″ panel I previously cut and that to the card base.

I diecut two umbrella bases using the Catherine Pooler Designs Under the Umbrella Dies from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I used the direct-to-paper technique with CP Flirty Fuschia Ink on the handle only and cut it out. Then diecut the patterned sections from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, and again used direct-to-paper technique with Coral Cabana, Tiki Torch, Lime Rickey, and Fiesta Blue and adhered them to the umbrella base and adhered the umbrella to the card.

I stamped the small and medium rain drops from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set with CP Something Borrowed Ink then die cut them with the Pitter Pattern Dies. I adhered three of them and the umbrella to the card.

I stamped a sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set with CP Midnight Ink and cut it to 1/2 x 3-1/2″. Then finished it off by adding some Catherine Pooler Designs Portland Sequin Mix and some Glossy Accents to the rain drops.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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For the second card, I did the exact same things with a few exceptions. I cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 9-1/2 x 5-3/4″ and scored at 4-3/4to create a card base and thIs time I adhered the sun directly to the card base and didn’t leave any border around it.

I diecut two umbrella bases using the Catherine Pooler Designs Under the Umbrella Dies from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ again and used the direct-to-paper technique with CP Something Borrowed Ink on the handle only and cut it out. Then diecut the patterned sections from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, and again used direct-to-paper technique with Party Dress, Orange Peel, Aquatini, and Something Borrowed and adhered them to the umbrella base and adhered the umbrella to the card.

Again, I used a few small and medium rain drops from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set stamped with CP Something Borrowed Ink then die cut them with the Pitter Pattern Dies. I adhered three of them and the umbrella to the card.

I stamped the same sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set with CP Midnight Ink and fussycut it this time. And added some Catherine Pooler Designs Portland Sequin Mix.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this cute glittery umbrella cards yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Father's Day, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Easy to Mass Produce Masculine Cards featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business

Hi friends! As promised, here a few more masculine card ideas using Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set. These can be easily mass produced and are great for birthdays, Father’s Day or any celebration.

For the first card, I used Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ cut to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the curly rind from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Coastal Cabana Ink to create the background. Then adhered the panel to the card base.

I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 7/8 x 5-1/4″ and stamped the woodgrain border from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Early Espresso Ink to create a border and adhered it to the card.

I stamped 3 glass images and one curly rind from Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. A tip for mass producing this card is do everything in steps (cut all your cardstock, then all the stamping etc). I used BG000 + 0 for the glass, YR16 + YR21 + YR23 for the whiskey and YR16 + YR27 for the rind.

I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Old Olive Ink and trimmed it to 3/4 x 2-3/4″ and adhered that to a piece of Stampin’ Up! Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, cut to 1 x 3″. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the glasses to the card.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″, adhered it to the card and stamped a sentiment and glasses from Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set and another from Stampin’ Up!’s Well Said Stamp Set (retired) with Old Olive Ink.

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For the second card, I followed the same steps but used Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the card base and stamped the curly rind with So Saffron Ink to create the background.

I used Stampin’ Up! Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the border and stamped the woodgrain border with Coastal Cabana Ink.

The glass images were stamped and colored the same as before. And I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Early Espresso Ink. I backed the sentiment strip with Stampin’ Up! So Saffron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″, adhered it to the card and stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Well Said Stamp Set (retired) with Coastal Cabana Ink and glasses from Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Early Espresso Ink.

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For the third card, I followed the same steps as before but used Stampin’ Up! Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the card base and stamped the curly rind with Early Espresso Ink to create the background.

I used Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the border and stamped the woodgrain border with Old Olive Ink.

The glass images were stamped and colored the same as before. And I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Coastal Cabana Ink. I backed the sentiment strip with Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″, adhered it to the card and stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Well Said Stamp Set (retired) with Early Espresso Ink and glasses from Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Coastal Cabana Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these easy maSCULINE cards using this stampset and paper for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting.

Cards, Father's Day, Holidays 2021, Masculine, Watercolor

Watercolor Father’s Day Shape Card

Hi friends. I’m back with a very easy watercolor card for Father’s Day, using the Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate Stampset. If you are not a great watercolorist and have trouble coloring within the lines (like me), this technique will save you tons of aggravation. It also uses minimal supplies.

I started by stamping the truck image from Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate Stampset with Versamark Ink onto Canson XL Series Watercolor Pad. Then added Gold Embossing Powder over it and heat set it. I also stamped the sentiment on the license plate and “Happy Father’s Day” from the Lawn Fawn HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Stampset and heat set them with the same embossing powder.

I used my Kuretake GANSAI TAMBI Watercolor Set to color the image. I love these watercolors. theya re very pigmented and produce beautiful colors. But you can easily use dye inks to watercolor as well. Once dry, I diecut the truck with the coordinating dies. I also cut another truck from the Canson XL Series Watercolor Pad for the back of the car as well as a strip measuring 1″ wide x 3/4″ long and scored it at 1/2″. I adhered the strip to the back and front panels of the card to create the card base.

I left the inside of the card blank.


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Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Father's Day, Masculine, Spring, Stampin' Up!, Summer

An Old Fashioned Birthday Card featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business

Hi everyone! Need an easy masculine card or for someone who loves a good old fashioned adult beverage??? Well have I got some cards for you! This post features one pretty quick and simple card. More cards to come… stay tuned.

For this card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/2″ to make a card base and diecut a 3-3/4″circle from Balmy Blue 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8/PK – Circles. Then embossed it with the Stampin’ Up! Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder (discontinued). Any woodgrain embossing folder will do here.

I distressed it with Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue and Soft Suede Inks and adhered it to the card base. Next I stamped the decanter, two glasses and one rind images from the Stampin’ Up! Whiskey Business Cling Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and added Ranger Gold Embossing Powder.

I used Copic Markers to color the images. Be very careful with the tips of your markers as embossing powder will get stuck to it. You have to keep rubbing it off as you color so as not to ruin your nibs. I used B0000 + 0 for the glasses and decanter, YR21, YR23 and YR27 for the liquid.

I fussycut the images and adhered them to the card, adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the one glass. Next, I stamped the sentiment onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ from the Stampin’ Up! Whiskey Business Cling Stamp Set with Soft Suede Ink and cut it to 1 x 2-7/8” and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I finished it off by adding Ranger Glossy Accents to the decanter and glasses and some Nuvo Drops in Metallic Bright Gold.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue Ink and added a strip of Balmy Blue 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, measuring 1 x 5-1/4” which I embossed with the Stampin’ Up! Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder (discontinued) and distressed with Balmy Blue and Soft Suede Inks.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these easy masculine card using this stampset and paper for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting.

Cards, Encouragement, Hello, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Shaker, Spring

Spring Shaker Card Featuring Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Pattern Stampset

Hi all. Need a fun card for Spring or to pick someone’s spirits up? This fun shaker using Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Pattern Stampset is a great option.

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and a top panel to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the medium and large rain drops from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set with CP Cummerbund, Suede Shoes, and Juniper Mist Inks, then dies cut four of them with the Pitter Pattern Dies. I added 3M Foam Tape to the back of the panel to create a shaker panel, added some Catherine Pooler Designs Porland Sequin Mix and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut two umbrella bases using the Catherine Pooler Designs Under the Umbrella Dies from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. One I colored with CP Chiffon and Limoncello Inks, using an ink blending tool and the other I used the direct-to-paper technique with CP Black Jack Ink on the handle only, cut it out and adhered to the yellow umbrella base. Then diecut the patterned section from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, adhered them to the umbrella base and adhered the umbrella to the card.

I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 13/16 x 3-13/16″ which I colored with CP Chiffon Inks using the direct-to-paper technique. I stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set onto another piece of Neenah Cardstock with CP Black Jack Ink and cut it to 5/8 x 3-1/16″ and adhered them to the card I finished the card by adding some sequins from the Catherine Pooler Designs Portland Sequin Mix.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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Cards, Distress Ink Techniques, Emboss Resist, Encouragement, Hello, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Spring

A Quick Emboss Resist Background Featuring Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin’ Wellies

Hi friends. I don;t know about you but I love a cute pair of wellies! And this stampset from Catherine Pooler Designs, Bloomin’ Wellies, is adorable. For this card I tried creating a completely covered distress resist background but I didn’t like it in the end so I diecut it into a circle and I think this works so much better. So if you make a background and you don’t quite love it, use only a portion of it and that usually solves the problem.

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and a top panel to 4 x 5-1/4″ (which will get diecut later). I used Versamark Ink to stamp the rain drops from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set, added some WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder and heat set it. Then I used Ranger Tim Holtz Broken China Distress and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks and water to create a watercolored background.

I set that aside to dry and stamped the wellies image from Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin’ Wellies stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink. I also stamped additional flowers from the stampset which matched the ones in this wellies pair. Then colored it with Copic Markers. I used RV 63 + RV55 + RV66 for the wellies, YR31 + YR23 for the polka dots, YG25 +YG17 + YG67 for the leaves, BV17 + BV13, BG45 +BG05, RV52 + RV63, and YR16 + YR07 for the flowers. I diecut it with the Bloomin’ Wellies Dies.

I diecut the background panel with a 3-3/4″ circle with the Sizzix Framelits Die Set and another from Simon Says Stamp BLACK 100# 8-1/2 x 11″ Card Stock and adhered both to the card base. I adhered the wellies and additional flowers to the card, using some Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop them up.

I stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin’ Wellies stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and fussycut it out before adhering it to the card. I finished it off by adding some sequins from the Catherine Pooler Designs Porland Sequin Mix.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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Cards, Holidays 2021, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Jar of Flowers Slimline Card

Hi friends. Mother’s Day (in the U.S.) is coming up so I decided to make a nice floral bouquet for mom. I had to pull out my well loved mason jar stamp set from Lawn Fawn to give the flowers a cute holder. I love the How You Bean? stampset! So many cute cards you can make with it.

I decided to make modified slimline card. I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 7-1/2″ and scored to 3-1/2 and a top panel to 3-1/4 x 7-1/4″. I used the My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Tim Holtz TUMBLED GLASS Distress Oxide Ink Pad by Ranger to create a cloud background.

Next I stamped the mason jar from Lawn Fawn How You Bean? onto the top panel with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink and the stems and leaves from Queen & Company’s Love Jar Kit stampset with Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus Ink. I added a little shading to the mason jar with BG000 and 0 Copic Markers and diecut it using the coordinating dies. I also diecut two additional jars from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock which I adhered behind the image to add dimension.

I stamped several flowers from the Queen & Company’s Love Jar Kit stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Be Mine, It’s a Boy, Queen For a Day, Tutti Frutti, and Limoncello Inks. I diecut them all with the coordinating Love Jar Flowers & Stem Dies.

I adhered the card panel and mason jar to the card base and the flowers, using Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up some of the flowers. I stamped the from the Lawn Fawn HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Tutti Frutti Ink and Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus Ink. I diecut the “happy” with the coordinating sentiment dies and trimmed the “Mother’s Day” to 1/2 x 2-1/4″. I finished off the card by adding some Nuvo Drops in Ivory Shell to the flowers and highlights to the mason jar with White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Stampset with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink and added some extra diecut flowers.

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Cards, Celebrations, Hello, Just Because, Love & Friendship

Stretching Your Background Dies featuring Honey Bee Stamps Dies

Hello crafty people. I decided to challenge myself to see how many different ways I can use one background die. I chose the Honey Bee Stamps Plaid A7 Base Cover Plate and Plaid A7 Cover Top Plate which I bought during the holidays but only got to use once. I used it as it was intended for one card, a focal image and an embellishment.

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base. I also diecut the Honey Bee Stamps Plaid A7 Base Cover Plate and Plaid A7 Cover Top Plate and adhered them to the card base.

I stamped the butterflies, sentiment and trails from the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day stampset (Unfortunately no longer available but any butterfly stamps will do). I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used R17 + R27, R81 + R83, YR09 + YR16, Y13 + Y18, YG17 + YG45, BG000 + B01, V06 + V09, and B24 + B26.

I don’t have the dies for this stampset so I fussycut the images and sentiment. I adhered the sentiment to the card using Tombow Mono Multi Glue and the butterflies with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I finished it off by adding Nuvo Drops in Ivory Seashell. I left the inside blank. It was a super easy card to create. The only slightly time consuming thing was coloring the images but that didn’t take that long either. I love how the rainbow butterflies look against the white background!

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For the second card, I started by again cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base. I cut a piece of pattern paper from Doodlebug Designs 12 x 12 Milk and Cookies Paper (unavailable) and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut two 2-1/4″ circles from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock and one from Vellum. I ran the two white circles through my diecut machine with the Honey Bee Stamps Plaid A7 Base Cover Plate and Plaid A7 Cover Top Plate and adhered all three circles together.

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Coffee Cafe Stamp & Die Bundle (retired) and Stampin’ Up!’s Fruit Basket stampset (retired) and Itty BItty Fruit Punch Pack (retired). I diecut the cup, the cupcake wrapper, two whipped creams and label from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock, the lid from Vellum and the straw from pattern paper (Echo Park Spring Dots andSTRIPES 6 x 6 Paper Pad-discontinued).

I inked the cup with Tim Holtz SPUN SUGAR and PICKED RASPBERRY Distress Ink and the cupcake wrapper with GROUND ESPRESSO Distress Ink and I added some colore around the edges of the cupckae label with Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey Ink. I added shading to whipped cream with Copic Marker C1 + 0 and R81 and 0 and some sprinkles with the Ground Espresso Distress Marker.

I stamped the ince cubes from the Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock, colored with R81, BG000 + 0 Copic Markers and cut with the coodinating dies. I stamped the strawberries from Stampin’ Up!’s Fruit Basket stampset (retired) with Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey Ink and Catherine Pooler Samba Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock and Itty BItty Fruit Punch Pack (retired) to punch them out.

I stamped the sentiment from Honey Bee Shake-It-Off Stamp Set (unavailable) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey Ink and fussycut it out.

I finished it off by adding Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive to the ice cubes. I left the inside blank.

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For the third card, I used the Honey Bee Stamps Donut Card Die (retired) with Catherine Pooler Sand Dunes 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (unavailable) to create the card base. I used Lawn Fawn Guava 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to diecut the icing and then diecut a another donut piece with Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ then used the Honey Bee Stamps Plaid A7 Base Cover to turn that donut shape into the donut glaze. I inked the edges of all the donut pieces using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and adhered them.

I diecut the sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using Honey Bee Stamps Donut Worry Dies (recently retired). You can also use the Donut Worry 4×4 Stamp Set (retiring soon). I diecut the sentiment shadow from Catherine Pooler Sand Dunes 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (unavailable) added Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and adhered them to the card.

On the inside of the card, I diecut another sentiment using the Honey Bee Stamps Donut Worry Dies (recently retired) from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and adhered it to the card.


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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to take a look at your background dies/coverplates and use them in other ways. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Cards, Easter, Easter, Spring, Spring, Watercolor

3 Watercolor Easter Cards Featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Suzy’s Easter Pals Watercolor Prints

Hi friends. Here are a few more cute Easter cards using the Simon Says Stamp’s Suzy’s Easter Pals Watercolor Prints and Simon Says Stamp EASTER WISHES Sentiment Strips.

For all these cards, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card bases. I colored the watercolor panels with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor and Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors.

For the first card, I cut down the watercolor panel to 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhered it to the card base. I cut down a sentiment strip from the Simon Says Stamp EASTER WISHES Sentiment Strips and added it to a piece of Simon Says Stamp 8.5 x 11″ Black Cardstock, measuring 5/8 x 4″.

I finished it off by adding Nuvo Drops in Dandelion Yellow and some highlights with a White Gel Pen.

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For the second card, I cut down the watercolor panel to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Perfectly Plaid Paper (no longer available) to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″and adhered them to the card base. I cut down a sentiment strip from the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Reverse Easter Wishes and added using 3M Foam Tape.

I finished it off by adding Nuvo Drops in Dandelion Yellow and Ebony Black as well as some highlights with a White Gel Pen.

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For the third card, I fussycut image and a piece of Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Perfectly Plaid Paper (no longer available) toto 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhered them to the card base. I cut down a sentiment strip from the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Reverse Easter Wishes and added using 3M Foam Tape.

I finished it off by adding Nuvo Drops in Dandelion Yellow and some highlights with a White Gel Pen.

I left the inside of the cards blank.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make some watercolor Easter cards yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Cards, Easter, Easter, Slimline, Spring, Watercolor

Slimline Watercolor Easter Card Using Simon Says Stamp’s Suzy’s Easter Pals Watercolor Prints

Hi friends. The Easter bunny arrives soon and so it’s time for some cute Easter cards! I used the Simon Says Stamp’s Suzy’s Easter Pals Watercolor Prints and Simon Says Stamp EASTER WISHES Sentiment Strips to create this slimline card. These pre-printed cards are fun to watercolor and make quick cards — just add some pattern paper and embellishments and you’re done!

For this card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Perfectly Plaid Paper (no longer available) to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″ and a piece of Simon Says Stamp GREEN APPLE 8-1/2 x 11″ Card Stock to 1-3/4 x 8-1/4″ which I diecut with Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Lawn Cuts Dies for the grass and adhered them to the card. I used 3M Foam Tape to adhere the grass border.

I colored the Easter Egg Watercolor panel with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor and Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors and fussycut out all the images and adhered them to the card, using 3M Foam Tape for some. I added a sentiment strip from the Simon Says Stamp EASTER WISHES Sentiment Strips.

I finished it off by adding Nuvo Drops in Dandelion Yellow, Bottle Green and Violet Galaxy and some highlights with a White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple and added a piece of Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Perfectly Plaid Paper, cut to 10/16 x 8-1/4″ and added a sentiment strip from the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Reverse Easter Wishes.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make some watercolor Easter cards yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Masculine, Watercolor

Creating Feminine and Masculine Watercolor Cards Using One Stampset

Hi friends. I’m back with some more cute cards using the Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Cab Stampset. Do you have stampsets that you think won’t work for both feminine and masculine cards?!? Try changing the color. It worked great for these birthday cards.

I started by stamping the truck image from Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Cab Stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink onto Canson XL Series Watercolor Pad. Then added Clear Embossing Powder over it and heat set it. Next I used Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink for the truck, Mustard Seed Distress Ink for the headlights, Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress Inks for the tires and metal items, and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for the windshield.

Once dry, I stamped the sentiment on the hood with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and diecut the truck with the coordinating dies. I also cut another truck from the Canson XL Series Watercolor Pad for the back of the car as well as a strip measuring 1″ wide x 3/4″ long and scored it at 1/2″. I adhered the strip to the back and front panels of the card to create the card base.


For the second card, I followed the same procedure except I used Catherine Pooler Designs Suede Shoes and Eucalyptus Inks for the truck, Catherine Pooler Designs Chiffon Ink for the headlights, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate and Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink for the tires and metal items, and Catherine Pooler Designs Hot Tub Ink for the windshield.

And that completes these cards. They are pretty easy to make. The watercoloring is a little time consuming but I find it cathartic. If it’s not your thing, use your favorite coloring tools instead.

I left the inside of the cards blank.


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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these watercolor cards a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Birthdays, Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thank Yous

5 Cards featuring Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings and Sweet Strawberry

Hello friends. I had a lot of fun creating this very easy fruity card set featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Berry Blessings Stampset (featured on page 14 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog) and Sweet Strawberry Stampset. The Sweet Strawberry Stampset coordinates with the Strawberry Builder Punch found on page 44 of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. This set is available for purchase in my shop.

For the all the cards, I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base and a panel to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the outline images from the Berry Blessings Stampset and Sweet Strawberry Stampset to create the background and adhered it to the card base. Then cut a piece of Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP to 1-7/8 x 4-1/2″ and a piece of a Stampin’ Up! colored cardstock to x 1-3/4 x 4-3/4″ and adhered them together. I stamped and fussycut all focal point images using both the outlines and solid stamps. I then stamped all the sentiments onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock, Cut them down and added colored cardstock behind them. I adhered the sentiment and images with 3M Foam Tape and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the first card, I used Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink, Granny Apple Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink and Pacific Point Ink. And the sentiment strip measures 15/16 x 2-3/4″ and the color cardstock behind it measures 1-3/16 x 2-3/4″.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP to 1 x 4-1/4″ and left the inside blank.

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For the second card, I used Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink, and Granny Apple Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink. And the sentiment strip measures 15/16 x 2-3/4″ and the color cardstock behind it measures 1-3/16 x 2-3/4″.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP to 1 x 4-1/4″ and left the inside blank.