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 Cards, 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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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.

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For the third card, I used Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink, and Granny Apple Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, Balmy Blue Ink, Calypso Coral Ink, and Memento Tuxedo 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 fourth card, I used Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink, and Granny Apple Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, Balmy Blue Ink, Daffodil Delight, and Memento Tuxedo 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 fifth card, I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink, and Granny Apple Green Ink, and Rich Razzleberry 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.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these easy birthday 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. 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, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day

Quick and Easy Cards Using Simon Says Stamp’s February 2021 Card Kit

Hi friends. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here are a few more cards to share some love. Both of these cards use minimal supplies and feature the Simon Says Stamp February 2021 Card Kit Love You Beary Much.

The Kit includes:

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Schoolhouse Red Cardstock to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5″ to make a card base. I diecut the background from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock using the Honey Bee Plaid A7 Cover Plate Top Die and cut a piece of pattern paper from Simple Stories Sweet Talk 6 x 8 paper pad  to 5 x 7″ and adhered them to the card base. I also cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Vellum to 4-1/4 x 6-1/4″ and adhered it to the card.

In the paper pack there was one page which had this rainbow and sentiment on it, so I fussycut out all the images separately and adhered them to the card. It also had a pink heard under the rainbow but I wanted more contrast so I fussycut a red heart from another pattern paper in the pad and adhered it with some 3M Foam Tape.

I finished it off by adding Nuvo Drops in Carnation Pink, Autumn Red and Gloss White and some Ranger Glossy Accents to the heart.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple and left it blank, just adding a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ cut to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4″ and strip of the same pattern paper.

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For the second card, 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 make a card base. Then cut a piece of Simple Stories Sweet Talk 6 x 8 paper pad to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″, adhered it to the card base and cut another piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″

I stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto the top panel, added some post-it tape over the sentiment to create a mask and stamped the conversation hearts from Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set.

I colored all the hearts with Copic Markers. I used RV10, RV11 & RV21; B00 & B02; V22, V25 &V28; and Y11 & Y15 and adhered the panel to the card with 3M Foam Tape for added dimension.

To finish it off, I added some Red Metallic Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-offs around the sentiment.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple, left it blank added a strip of the same red pattern paper to the bottom edge.

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Card Kits, Cards, Holidays 2021, Love & Friendship, Slimline, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day

Peekaboo Window Slimline Card Using Simon Says Stamp’s February 2021 Card Kit

Hi friends. Here’s a fun interactive peekaboo window with hidden messages for Valentine’s, Galentine’s or any day you want to share love. I pulled out an oldy but goody interactive die from Lawn Fawn and combined it with the Simon Says Stamp February 2021 Card Kit Love You Beary Much. I love the Tumbling Hearts 6 x 6 stencil included in this kit! It is so easy to make a pretty background with it. I will show you how I was able to use it on a slimline card.

The Kit includes:

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 7-1/4″. I used Catherine Pooler Designs It’s a Girl Ink to create a gradient background then used the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Tumbling Hearts 6 x 6 stencil and Catherine Pooler Designs Rouge Ink to create gradient of hearts over the pink.

Next, I used the Lawn Fawn Lift the Flap Dies to cut out three windows on the top panel. I backed the top and bottom windows with a piece of paper from the Simple Stories Sweet Talk 6 x 8 paper pad and stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to place behind the center window. And adhered that panel to the card base.

I stamped all of the images from the Simon Says Stamp Sweet Truffles Exclusive 3 x 4 stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and some conversation hearts from the Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set.

I colored all the images with Copic Markers. I used E23, E25, E29 & E49 (for chocolate truffles); R81, R83 & R85 (for the truffle wrappers, sprinkles and decor, hearts); R05, R17 & R29 (for hearts); BG000, BG01 & BG02 (for sprinkles and decor, hearts). I fussycut all the images and adhered some to the inside of the card and some on the outside.

To finish it off, I added some White Gloss Nuvo Drops.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple, and just stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set with Catherine Pooler Designs Rouge Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, fussycut and adhered it to the card. I also added nother truffle image.

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Card Kits, Cards, Holidays 2021, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day

Sparkly Pink Bear Card Using Simon Says Stamp’s February 2021 Card Kit

Hi friends. Need a fairly quick card for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day? This cute sparkly pink bear card came together quickly using the Simon Says Stamp February 2021 Card Kit Love You Beary Much.

The Kit includes:

For this card, I started by using the Simon Says Stamp A2 Black Notecards included in the kit for the card base and cut another one down to 4 x 5-1/4″. Next I used the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Tumbling Hearts 6 x 6 stencil and applied Thermoweb Rina K Poppin Pink Mini Glitz to the card panel. When I saw this sparkly pink glitter paste I immediately wanted to see what it would look like on the black cardstock. It looks pretty cool. Next time I will add a little bit more so its all completely evenly covered.

I set that aside to dry and stamped the little bear from the Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Solar White Cardstock  8.5 x 11 with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I also stamped his paws a second time (you will see why later), and stamped the heart he is holding onto some pink scrap pattern paper from my stash and a sentiment onto that heart.

I colored the image with Copic Markers. I also colored the pattern paper heart to give it some dimension and make it pop a bit more. I used R81, R83 and R85 (ears and nose); R20 (cheeks); C1, C3, C5, & C7 (bear); adn R27 and R83 (pattern heart). I fussycut the images out and adhered them together using 3M Foam Tape behind the heart and paws.

I diecut a 2-5/8″ circle from Neenah 110lb Solar White Cardstock  8.5 x 11 with SU! Layering Circle Dies and a 3″ circle from the Simple Stories Sweet Talk 6 x 8 paper pad. I adhered those together, the bear to the circles and then to the card.

To finish it off, I added some of the hot pink sequins from Lovestruck Sequins and embellishment mixes.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple, and just stamped the sentiment heart from Simon Says Stamp Love You Beary Much Exclusive 6 x 8 stamp set with Stampin Up! Magenta Madness Ink.

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Cards, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day

Big Pickup Tailgate Valentine’s Day Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps Tailgate Alphabet Dies

Hi friends. Here’s another cute Valentine’s Day Card using the Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate Stampset and Honey Bee Stamps Tailgate Alphabet Dies.

I started by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock to 6-1/2 x 10″ and scored at 5″ to create a card base and a piece of pattern paper from my stash to 5 x 6″ which I adhered to the card base. I stamped the truck from the Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink as well as two extra truck bed images.

I colored the images with Copic Markers and die cut it with the coordinating dies. I used N1, N2, N5, N7 and 0 (for the cab); N1, N2, and N5 (for the truck bed); N2, N5, and N7 (for the bumper and underside); Y11, and Y18 (for the headlights) and BG000 and 0 (for the windows); R81 and R83 (license plate); C7, C9 and 100 (for the wheels). I adhered the truck to the card, adding 3M Foam Tape to the extra pieces of the truck bed.

I diecut the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock with the Honey Bee Stamps Tailgate Alphabet Dies and adhered it to the card. To finish off the card, I added 3 red hearts, White Pin Stripe Love From Lizi Peel-offs, White Nuvo Gloss Drops and Glossy Accents to the headlights.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-3/4 x 6-3/8″ and adhered it to the card. I stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Cab Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added another red heart.

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Cards, Holidays 2021, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day

Truck Shaped Valentine’s Day Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Hi friends. This cute little pickup truck is from Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate Stampset. And it is adorable! I love this stampset. I loved it so much I also purchased the Big Pickup Cab Stampset and Dies as well as the Tailgate Alphabet Dies!!! This stamp set alone gives you lots of options to make a variety of cards. I made mine into a truck shaped card which is so much fun!

I started by stamping the truck image from Honey Bee Stamps Big Tailgate Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and die cutting it with the coordinating die set. I also cut a second truck (no stamping) for the back of the card. I stamped ‘Hot Rod’ on the license plate and stamped a second version of the truck bed and a sentiment on it and used the die to cut just the back piece. This dieset allows you to cut three different components of the truck bed which allows for so many more fun options.

I colored the truck using Copic Markers. I used R17 + R27 + R59 (for the truck bed); R17 + R23 (for the back of the bed truck with sentiment); Y02 + Y13 (for the headlights); BG000 + 0 blender for the windows; C3 + C5 + C7 (for the metal components); and R81 + R83 (for the license plate). I adhered the sentiment piece using 3M Foam Tape. To finish it off, I added some highlights using a Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add-On Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink.


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Cards, Love & Friendship, Slimline, Valentine's Day

Using Only Dies to Make A Slimline Valentine’s Day Card

Hi friends. Need a quick and easy card for Valentine’s Day??? This card uses only dies and paper and came together very quickly. Here’s how it came together.

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″. I used the Honey Bee Stamps Slimline Thin Frames Dies and Stampin’ Up!’s Poppy Parade 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and a pink cardstock from Hunkydory Matt-tastic Adorable Scorable Core Colourways Collection to cut out the frames. This die is cool because it cuts all 14 frames at the same time so I just had to run it through two times. I adhered used the five largest frames to the card base, alternating colors. I cut a piece of the Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 2-1/4 x 7-1/4 and embossed it with the Craftwell Delicate Dots 8.5 X 11″ Embossing Folder, and adhered to the front of the card.

For my sentiment I diecut the word ‘LOVE’ from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Red Glitter Cardstock using the Honey Bee Bee Bold Alphabet Dies as well as from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ two times and adhered those stacked to the card. To finish it off, I added two small hearts which I cut out using a heart punch from Stampin’ Up!’s Poppy Parade 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add-On Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade Ink and added another punched heart.

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