Cards, Christmas, Fall, Stampin' Up!, Thanksgiving

Stampin’ Up!’s Fireside Trimming stampset

Hi friends. I have one last Fall card and of course another Christmas card. Now I know Fall is over for most of us even though the calendar says it doesn’t end until December 21st but I wanted to show the possibilities with this stamp set. Stampin’ Up!’s Fireside Trimming stampset is good for Fall, Halloween, Christmas and many other occasions. This stampset can be found on page 20 of the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog. It also coordinates with the Fireside Dies.

For the first card, 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. Then cut a piece of Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel and adhered it to the card base. I also cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and used Mint Macaron Ink to create a gradient background. I spritzed some water on the panel, dried it and adhered it to the card.

I stamped the fireplace from Stampin’ Up!’s Fireside Trimming stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of pattern paper from Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper. I used Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to add depth to the inside areas, fussycut it out (you can use the coordinating dies but I don’t have them yet) and adhered it to the card.

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock and colored them using Stampin Blends and Copic markers. I used Pumpkin Pie Light & Dark and Granny Apple Green Light & Dark for the pumpkins; Cajun Craze Light & Dark, Granny Apple Green Light & Dark, Real Red Light & Dark for the leaves in the vase; Copic BG10 & BG11 for the vase; and E27 & E29 for the wood piles. I fussycut out all the images and adhered to the card. I popped up the pumpkins with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also stamped the lantern onto a piece of Gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock with Tsukineko Stazon Jet Black Ink, cut out the window and adhered a piece of Vellum behind it.

I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Beautiful Autumn stampset with Early Espresso Ink onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock and diecut it to 1-9/16 x 2-1/2″ with the Layering Ovals Dies and a scallop oval from Gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock, measuring 1-3/4 x 2-11/16″. I adhered the ovals and added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back before adhering to the card.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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For the second card, 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. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel. I cut another piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the fireplace from Stampin’ Up!’s Fireside Trimming stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto the panel, and all the images onto another piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock. I also stamped several holly from the Christmas Means More Stampset. On this card I colored everything with Copic Markers. I used YG05 & G07 for the trees and holly leaves, R17 & R29 for the holly berries, E25 & E27 for the tree bases and reindeer, E29 for the tree trunks, E25, E27 & E29 for the wood logs, Y11, Y18 & Y23 for the lantern and clock) and N1, N2, N5 & ) for the fireplace. I fussycut the images and adhered them to the card panel. I popped up the lantern and clock with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And adhered the panel to the card.

I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Means More Stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Real Red Ink, fussycut it out and adhered it to the panel.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up!’s Fireside Trimming stampset Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the wreath with with Old Olive Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these fall cards using this beautiful suite 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!

Birthdays, Cards, Fall, Fall, Thanksgiving

2 cards Using One Stampset and Easy Watercolor Backgrounds

Hello friends. Do you need some last minute Fall or Thanksgiving cards or perhaps a Birthday card?? The Honey Bee Stamps Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set is great for such cards! I created very simple watercolor backgrounds using one color of distress ink. These cards also use minimal supplies. And while I used my Copics and added shadowing and highlights to the images, you can color them flat and make it simpler. They would still look great!

For my first 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 4-1/4 to create the card base. I cut a piece of Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″. I used Ranger Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink to watercolor the background and added splatters using Tim Holtz GROUND ESPRESSO Distress Paint and set it aside to dry.

I stamped the 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″, colored them with Copic Markers and die cut them with the coordinating Honey Cuts Treat Yo Self Dies. I used Y18 + YR04 + YR09 and YG03 + YG05 + G07 for the pumpkins; E25 + E29 + E49 (chocolate syrup), BG10 + 0 (lid), YG03 + YG05 + G07 (cup), N2 + 0 and YR04 + YR09 (straw) on the cup; and YR00 + YR14 + Y04 + Y09 (filling), N1 + 0 (whipped cream), E33 + E25 + E29 (crust and coffee beans/nuts) for the pie.

I adhered the watercolored panel to the card base using wet glue and the images using wet glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. I die cut the ‘Autumn’ word and the largest shadow using the Honey Bee Autumn Buzzword Dies. I used Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) for the word and Simon Says Stamp Vellum for the shadow. I stamped a sentiment from the Honey Bee Autumn Buzzword Stamp Set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink and cut it down to 3/8 x 1-3/4″. I adhered all the sentiment pieces to the card using wet glue. To finish off the card I added highlights using a Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point White Gel Pen, shimmer to the ‘Autumn’ buzzword with Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen, and added Ranger Glossy Accents to the lid.

The inside of the card was left blank.

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For my second 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 4-1/4 to create the card base. I cut a piece of Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″. I used Ranger Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink to watercolor the background and added splatters using Tim Holtz GROUND ESPRESSO Distress Paint and set it aside to dry.

I stamped the 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″, colored them with Copic Markers and die cut them with the coordinating Honey Cuts Treat Yo Self Dies. I used BG11 + BG15 (mug), N2 + 0 (whipped cream), E37 + E29 + E49 (chocolate frosting), and RV10 + R83 (flower); E15 + E37 + E29 (crust and beans/nuts), N2 + 0 (whipped cream), R81 + R83 + R85 (filling) for the pie slice; E37 + E29 + E49 for the beans; and R83 + RV10 (frosting), E37 + E29 (cake), R17 + R27 + R29 (ribbon) and N2 + 0 (popsicle stick) for the cake pop.

I adhered the watercolored panel to the card base using wet glue and the images using wet glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped a sentiment from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink and die cut it with the coordinating Honey Cuts Treat Yo Self Dies. I adhered the the sentiment to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card I added Nuvo Sea Breeze Jewel Drops.

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

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

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! News

December 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit! Beary Comforting

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

Coordinating colors this month are Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

Subscription Information

  • Subscribe to the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from November 11 to December 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. . 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, Christmas, Holidays 2020, Stampin' Up!

Creating Two Different Backgrounds Using Stampin’ Up!’s Tree Angle Stampset

These two card backgrounds were created using the stamps in the Tree Angle Stampset by Stampin’ Up which can be found on page 22 of the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog. You can make lots of quick backgrounds with these stamps. This stampset coordinates with the Stitched Triangles Dies (pg 179 of the Annual Catalog).

For the first card, 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. Then cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 3-3/4 x 5″ for the top panel.

I stamped the poinsettia and leaf tree patterns all over the background from the Tree Angle Stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Old Olive Inks and adhered the panel to the card base.

I die cut a 3″ scalloped square from Stampin’ Up!’s 8-1/2″ X 11″ Vellum Cardstock using the Stampin’ Up! Layering Squares Dies and the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from Red Foil using the Word Wishes Dies and adhered them to the card with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. I also cut two strips of the Red Foil, measuring 1/4 x 5″ and 1/16 x 5″ and adhered them to the card panel. I finished it off by adding three adhesive Pearls (retired) on each side.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Tree Angle Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink.

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For the second card, 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. Then cut a piece of Stampin’ Up!’s Garden Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel.

I stamped all the tree patterns except the poinsettias from the Tree Angle Stampset onto all over the Garden Green panel with Stampin’ Up! Garden Green Ink, creating a geometric pattern and adhered the panel to the card base.

I stamped three of the trees from the Tree Angle Stampset ontoa piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride for the trees, and Soft Suede Ink for the tree stumps. I used Versamark Ink and Gold Emboss Powder to stamp and heat emboss the star as well as the sentiment from stampset. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the red tree and star.

On the inside, I stamped another sentiment from the Tree Angle Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade Ink and some of the trees with Blushing Bride and Garden Green Inks. And that completes this card.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these easy holiday cards 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. 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, Christmas, Slimline

One Slimline Die, 2 Easy Cards featuring Catherine Pooler Designs Doodle Window Slimline Die

Hello everybody! I don’t know about you but I love slimline cards and I love window cards and if I can use a die to quickly accomplish that create both of those then I am one happy camper! This Doodle Window Slimline Die from Catherine Pooler Designs’ Jolly Holiday release is great for just that. You can add all kinds of stuff in the windows — sentiments, characters, sequins for a shaker, paper etc.

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 3-1/2″ for my card base. Then diecut the panel using the Doodle Window Slimline Die. Next I diecut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# GREEN APPLE with the Catherine Pooler Designs Narrow Stripe Cover Plate Die, a piece of Stampin’ Up! Garden Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with the Dotted Zig Zag Cover Plate Die, and a piece of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Schoolhouse Red with the Peppermint Twist Cover Plate Die.

I adhered the diecut panels behind the windows with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and then to the card base. But before adhering them to the card base I stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler’s Midnight Ink.

I stamped the hats 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 Midnight Ink. I colored them with Cranberry Fizz Ink, Lime Rickey Ink, Deck the Halls Ink and Black Jack Ink and a Blender Pen. I diecut the images with the coordinating Nice List Dies, added some adhesive foam and addedd them to the card. I finished it off by adding some Bottle Green and Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops and some shimmer with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Lawn Fawn Merry Messages with Lime Rickey Ink and a hat from the Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set with Cranberry Fizz Ink.

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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 and then diecut the top panel using the Doodle Window Slimline Die.

I traced the three circles from the Doodle Window Slimline Die onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and stamped the mittens from Catherine Pooler Caroling Sentiments Stampset with Cranberry Fizz Ink, Lime Rickey Ink, and It’s a Boy Ink and the dots with Deck the Halls Ink in the largest circle. Then stamped the snowflake from Catherine Pooler Caroling Sentiments Stampset with Rockin Red Ink in the smallest circle and made a scene with the trees from the Catherine Pooler Caroling Sentiments Stampset and the snowflakes from the Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set with It’s a Boy Ink in the medium circle. I used Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey Ink, and Deck the Halls Ink for the trees and It’s a Boy Ink for the snowflakes.

I added Foam Tape to the back of the pattern paper and adhered the window panels, then adhered it to the card base. I stamped a sentiment from a very old sentiment stampset from my stash onto a piece of of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Cranberry Fizz Ink and trimmed it down to 1 x 3-11/16”, added Foam Tape and added it to the card. I finished it off by adding Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Lawn Fawn Merry Messages with Cranberry Fizz Ink and adhered two of the leftover circles from when I diecut the front panel from Catherine Pooler Designs Under the Tree Patterned Paper.

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

Cards, Christmas

3 Easy Cards featuring the Catherine Pooler’s Caroling Sentiments Stampset

Hello friends. Catherine Pooler’s Caroling Sentiments Stampset is a great stampset to create quick cards. It features large sentiments that are shaped like images and is part of the new Jolly Holiday release. If you need some quick Christmas cards this year, check it out! Super cute!

For this first card, I used the cute snowman sentiment image. 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 background with the snowflake and mittens from the Catherine Pooler Caroling Sentiments Stampset using It’s A Boy and from Catherine Pooler.

I stamped the snowman image onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Midnight Ink from Catherine Pooler. I stamped a second hat and scarf as well. I colored the hat and scarf with COPIC markers. I used BG000 + BG01 and N5 + N7 for the hat; and R29 + R59 for the scarf. I diecut it with the coordinating dies, added some Foam Tape to the back and adhered it to the card panel.

I added some Love from Lizi Straight Silver Glitter Peel-offs and adhered the panel to the card. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Silver Moondust Glitter Drops.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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For my second card, I wanted to play with heat embossing one of the sentiments and the onament one seemed fitting. I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/2 x 8″ and scored at 4″ to create a card base and another to 3-3/4 x 4-1/4″ for the top panel. I used the Narrow Stripe Cover Plate Die to create a stencil using masking paper, then stenciled using It’s a Girl Ink from Catherine Pooler. I diecut a window using the ornament die from the Caroling Sentiments Dies and set that aside.

Next I stamped the ornament sentiment image from the Catherine Pooler Caroling Sentiments Stampset using Versamark Ink onto Montval Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper and heat embossed it with Gold Emboss Powder. I used Mint to Be and Deck the Halls Inks to watercolor the image. Once dried, I added Foam Tape to the back of the top panel, adhered the ornament behind it, added some Love from Lizi Matt Gold Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers and then to the card base. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Metallic Bright Gold Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Casual Fridays Snowy Sayings stampset with It’s a Girl Ink.

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For my third card, I kept it fairly simple — a little stamping and heat embossing. 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 3-3/4 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel. On a seperate piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″

I stamped the tree sentiment image from the Catherine Pooler Caroling Sentiments Stampset with Deck the Halls and Over Coffee Inks as well as three sets of the presents using Cranberry Fizz, Skylight and Versamark Ink and heat embossed one set with Gold Emboss Powder. I also stamped and heat embossed the medium star with Gold Emboss Powder. I diecut all the images and used Foam Tape and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the card panel.

I cut two strips of Under the Tree Pattern Paper to approximately 3/8 x 5-1/2” and adhere it to the card base on the left and right of the card panel. I adhered the front panel to the card base with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and finished it off by adding some Love from Lizi Gold Mirror Moondust Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from a very old stampset I have with Cranberry Fizz and used some of the leftover presents to adhere at the bottom.

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