Cards, Christmas, Watercolor

Watercolor Elf Sentiment Christmas Card featuring the Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set

Hello friends. This cute little elf card was created using Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set. It features cute elf hats and legs and feet. The sentiments were meant to be the body of the elf as in this card. I used a quick watercolored background with a heat embossed sentiment.

For this card, I cut 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 another to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I stamped the images from Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set onto a piece of Montval Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. I used my Kuretake GANSAI TAMBI watercolor. I love these watercolors because they are very pigmented so you get very bright rich color. I also used my Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY COLORS fo the bells on the shoes and hat. It gives it some sparkle.

While that dried, I watercolored the background onto the card panel and also added some splatters wih the same color. I made sure not to add too much water to my watercolors since I was working on Neenah Cardstock and not watercolor paper. While that dried, I diecut the elf parts with the coordinating Nice List Dies. Once the background was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I adhered the panel to the card base and the hat and shoes with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it off by adding some clear sequins.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Merry Messages and a hat from the Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler Designs Rockin Red Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give this cute and easy card a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations

Creating a Coffee Themed Birthday Gatefold Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Honey Bee Stamp’s new release includes this many coffee themed items so of course I was all in! I’ve seen many people stack the images from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set to create their cards so I thought how fun would it be to make a gatefold card with stacked coffee treats. What I really love about this stampset is how large the images are. And of course, Honey Bee Stamps also release sentiment stamps and dies to go with this coffee collection. What could be better I ask?!?! I won’t be using those on this card but stay tuned because there will be more cards coming using this collection.

I started by cutting a piece of Montval Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper to 5-1/2 x 11-1/2″ and scored at 4″ and 8-1/2″ on the long side. I used watercolor paper instead of my traditional Neenah 110lb because distress inks blend beautifully on it. More on that later…

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso to ink up the left flap on the card, creating an ombre effect. Then I stamped all the coffee beans from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink. Then I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up!’s Irresistibly Yours DSP (discontinued) to 3 x 5-1/2″ and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China and Vintage Photo to create another ombre, revealing the embossed areas on these papers and adhered it to the card. Stampin’ up needs to bring these papers back because they are great for easy backgrounds and you can color them with anything you want.

I stamped four images from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I colored them with COPICS markers. I used R32 + R37, G07 + G09, C1 + 0, BG000 + 0 and E37 + E27 for the first cup; BG000 + BG01, G07 + G09, and C1 + 0 for the second cup; R32 + R37, E37 + E29, C1 + 0 and BG01 for the third cup; and E23 + E37, R30, R32 + R37, E23 + E29 and C1 + 0 for the pie. I diecut them using the Treat Yo Self coordinating dies.

I adhered the three coffee cups to the card and trimmed off the excess of the card flap. I stamped a sentiment from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set with Tim Holtz’s Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and cut it with the coordinating die. I added it to the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it by adding Love from Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers in Brown Mirror to the right panel and some Fresh Brewed Sequin Mix to the front of the card.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Village Shops and coffee beans from Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink and added the pie image. And that completes this card.

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Cards, Christmas, Slimline

Super Easy Christmas Slimline Shaker Card featuring the Catherine Pooler Candy Cane Slimline Die

Hello everybody! I don’t know about you but I love a good shaker card and when it’s easy to make I’m all for it! I also love slimline cards so I decided to combine the two. This new Candy Cane Slimline Die from Catherine Pooler is perfect for all kinds of backgrounds You can layer it, inlay the pieces or do a tone on tone like I did here. The other die that I am loving from the Jolly Holiday release is the Peppermint Twist Cover Plate Die. You will see how I used it for this card.

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/3″ for my card base. next I used the Candy Cane Slimline Die to cut the front panel and adhered it to the card base. I used the My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Scallop Frames (I think this is no longer available but you can achieve the same look with a scallop circle die or punch and a smaller circle for the inside) to cut out a frame from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I stamped the sentiment from Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set onto another piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler’s Cranberry Fizz Ink and used a 2-1/4″ punch to cut it out.

I put together my shaker element by adding acetate to the back of the frame, using a punch to cut it out, some foam tape behind that and adding some Queen and Company Topping Pastel Diamonds in red, green and clear. I adhered the circle with the sentiment and adhered the whole thing to the card.

To make it more festive, I used Catherine Pooler’s Cranberry Fizz Ink and a direct-to-paper technique to color some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ then diecut it using the Peppermint Twist Cover Plate Die. I adhered several of the peppermints around the card front and added some Bottle Green and Ivory Seashell Nuvo Crystal Drops to the peppermints for some dimension.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler’s Eucalyptus Ink and some more peppermints. And that completes this card.

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Cards, Halloween, Stampin' Up!

Combining Pattern Paper and Dies to Create Faux Embossed Background – Halloween Cards

The flower die in the Halloween Magic Dies included in Stampin’ Up!’s Magic in This Night Suite reminds me of images you would see for the Dia de Los Muertos celebrations or a black rose found in a spooky haunted mansion. I decided to have some fun with it and create an “embossed” background. This suite can be found in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog on page 52.

I started by cutting a piece of Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and two pieces of Magic in the Night 12 x 12 Designer Series to 4 x 5-1/4″ and 3-3/4 x 5 and adhered them to the card base. I chose an orange pattern and a black and gray harlequin pattern. I diecut many flowers and leaves from Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and adhered them to the top panel.

I stamped the label border from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Cajun Craze Ink and a sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating dies from the Halloween Magic Dies. I diecut two flowers from Magic in the Night 12 x 12 Designer Series and inlaid them into an outline of the flower and adhered it to the label. I added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the label and added it to the card.

On the inside of this card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” and added two pieces of Magic in the Night 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper, measuring 1 x 5-1/2” and 1-1/4 x 5-1/2”. I stamped a sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and added another flower.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try this Halloween card 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. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Cards, Halloween, Stampin' Up!

Using Metallic Mesh Ribbon to Create Halloween Card Background

The Stampin’ Up!’s Magic in This Night Suite has this very cool looking Metallic Mesh Ribbon. I wasn’t sure how to use it at first but then started playing with it to see how it reacted to stretching etc and my brain immediately saw a web! It also adds some sparkle to your card because it glistens in the light. It’s just Stunning! This suite can be found in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog on page 52.

For my first card I used the ribbon as a background. I cut a piece of Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and one piece to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel. I added some Tear & Tape Adhesive to the top and bottom of the back of the panel and wrapped the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around it. Then added more tape to the rest of the card to adhere it to the card base.

I used the border die from the Halloween Magic Dies to cut a border from the Magic in the Night 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. I die it two so it was long enough. I also cut a piece of 8-1/2 x 11” Vellum Cardstock with the label die for the same dieset and ‘Happy Halloween’ with the Word Wishes Dies from Black Glitter Paper.

I stamped three spiders from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Cajun Craze Ink onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating dies from the Halloween Magic Dies. I adhered all the diecuts and images to the card and finished by adding some of the Iridescent Pearls.

On the inside of this card, again I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” and stamped a sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Cajun Craze Ink and spiders with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

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For my second card, I cut a piece of Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and one piece to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel. I added some Tear & Tape Adhesive to the top and bottom of the back of the panel and wrapped a piece of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around it.

Again I diecut a border using the border die from the Halloween Magic Dies to cut a border from the Magic in the Night 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the card panel. I added some Black Twine (from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit) and adhered the card panel to the card base. I also cut a piece of 8-1/2 x 11” Vellum Cardstock with the label die for the same dieset and ‘Happy Halloween’ with the Word Wishes Dies from Black Glitter Paper.

I stamped two bats from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Blackberry Bliss Ink onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating dies from the Halloween Magic Dies. I adhered all the diecuts and images to the card and finished by adding some of the Iridescent Pearls.

On the inside of this card, again I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” and stamped a sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Blackberry Bliss Ink and bats with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these Halloween cards 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. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! News

November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit! Jolly Gingerbread

November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!!

Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

Subscription Information

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Cards, Fall, Stampin' Up!, Thank Yous

3 Easy Thank You Cards and Using Leftover Scraps featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Guilded Autumn Suite

Hello friends. Need some quick thank you cards for Fall or Thanksgiving? Normally I would say these would be great to give a host after attending their dinner party. But since this year’s celebrations will look very different and we may not be gathering with friend and family, you can send these after receiving a gift or to a teacher for all the hard work they have had to do during these uncertain times. I made 3 cards and then found myself with extra leaf pieces from the squares I punched out so I made a fourth card.

I started by cutting a piece of Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create 3 card bases. I diecut three panels using the smallest rectangle from Lawn Fawn’s Large Slimline with Sliders Die Cuts and trimmed them down to 5-1/2 in length each. I used two pieces of Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and one from Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper. You can use any stitched rectangle die you may have in your stash.

I stamped the leaves from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset on the card base in the same ink as the Cardstock. I used Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso Inks and adhered the stitched strips of Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper to the card base. I used my Stamparatus to stamp them in the same exact spot on all the cards. I also stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset in Early Espresso Ink on the Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze cards and heat embossed with Versamark Ink and Gold Emboss Powder on the Early Espresso card.

I die cut three 1-3/16” squares from the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper using the Layering Squares Dies, punched out the leaves with the Autumn Punch Pack, and adhered those to three 1-7/16” squares in Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper, and Gold Foil 12 x 12 Paper, respectively. On the Cajun Craze card, I backed the images with Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and then the Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper, and on the Early Espresso card, I back the images with Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, respectively and adhered them to the stitched panels. I added some Linen Thread to each and adhered them to the card bases. And that completes the front of the cards.

On the inside of the cards, I added two pieces of Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper to each. One I cut to 1 x 5-1/2” and another to 1-3/16 x 5-1/2” and adhered them to the cards. I cut two pieces of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” for the Cajun Craze and Early Espresso cards before adhering the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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So after punching out all the leaves from the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper, I had a bunch of patterned leaves, so I made another card! I started again by cutting a piece of Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base. Then diecut a panel using the smallest rectangle from Lawn Fawn’s Large Slimline with Sliders Die Cuts and trimmed them down to 5-1/2 in length each. I used Gold Foil 12 x 12 Paper this time. I diecut three 1-7/16″square windows in the panel.

I stamped the leaves from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset on the card base in the same ink as the Cardstock, making sure not to stamp the leaves in the windows. I used Early Espresso Ink for this one. I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder.

I added 3M Foam Tape to the back of the stitched gold foil piece and adhered it to the card base. I diecut three 1-3/16″ squares from Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock using the Layering Squares Dies, adhered the leftover leaf images to each one, and adhered them inside the windows. And this completed this card.

On the inside of this card, again I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” and added two pieces of Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper, measuring to 1 x 5-1/2” and 1-3/16 x 5-1/2”.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these very quick and beautiful thank you cards 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. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Card Kits, Cards, Christmas

Window Card Using a Laminator featuring Simon Says Stamp

Happy Monday friends! Hope you are safe and had a good weekend. Today I am bringing you this card featuring a faux shaker. I saw this technique used by Jennifer McGuire and I decided to try it. I made it simpler by using pattern paper and some stamped snowflakes.

I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue 100lb Card Stock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, to create a card base. I cut out a strip from the front of the card base, measuring 1-1/4” in height and then two strips of the stories from the Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop 6 x 6 Designer Papers (discontinued), each measuring 1-1/2 x 5-1/2”.

I took some sequins and added them inside a laminating pouch and ran that through a lamination machine. I trimmed it down to approximately 3 x 5-1/2” and adhered it between the card base pieces and the pattern pieces using 1/4” double sided tape.

I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS CHEER Stamps onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. Then cut it down to 3/8 x 2-3/4” and adhered it to the card. I also stamped some snowflakes with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink, fussycut them out and adhered them to the card.

On the inside of the card, I adhered two strips of another pattern paper from the Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop 6 x 6 Designer Papers (discontinued), each measuring 1-1/2 x 5-1/2”, to the back of the front panel. Then I stamped another greeting from the Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS CHEER Stamps with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink.

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