Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations

Stenciled Background Using a Die Featuring Honey Bee Stamps Bee Cool

Hi friends. This cute little bee friend was included as a free gift with purchase during the Honey Bee Stamps Fall release. Look out for the new Christmas version of this which you can get with the purchase of $75+ (I believe) during the Holiday Cheer release. I paired him with an oldie but goodie die from Lawn Fawn.

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 second panel to 4 x 5-1/4″. I used a hexagon stencil which I created by diecutting a piece of acetate with the Honey Bee Stamps Hexagon Top Cover Plate and Catherine Pooler It’s a Girl Ink and Stampin’ Up!’s Melon Mambo Ink to stencil the background and adhered it to the card base.

And I used the same cover plate die to die cut a hexagon background onto Simon Says Stamp Black 110lb Card Stock. Then I cut up the hexagon and adhered the pieces to the card panel.

I stamped the bee from the Honey Bee Stamps Bee Cool Stamp and Die Set (freebie with purchase) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the image with Copic Markers and used the included dies to cut it out. I used Y11, Y13, and Y18 for the bee and BG10 and 0 for the wings. I diecut the glasses and added shimmer with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen before adhering it to the bee.

I diecut the polaroid from Simon Says Stamp Black 110lb Card Stock with Lawn Fawn’s SAY CHEESE AGAIN Lawn Cuts. I adhered the bee to the polaroid and added Foam Tape to the back of both and added it to the card. I die cut the sentiment with the dies included from Stampin’ Up!’s Melon Mambo 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and the shadow from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I adhered them together, stamped a sentiment from the Bee Cool Stampset and diecut it with the coordinating dies and all to the polaroid.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee SENDING YOU SENTIMENTS Clear Stamp withMemento Tuxedo Black Ink and the bee with Catherine Pooler It’s a Girl 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 this card a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

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 3-1/3″ 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.

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

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

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!