Cards, Celebrations, Christmas, Fall, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Lots to Celebrate by Stampin’ Up (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

I finally got to play with the new Lots to Celebrate Stampset by Stampin’ Up which is available in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog. I love mason jars and mason jar stamps so it only made sense to buy this one. :). It’s really cute and has stamps for different occasions. It aso coordinates with the Jar of Flowers stampset. But wait there’s more…there’s a coordinating punch. No need to fussy cut it when there’s a punch! You also save 10% when you purchase the Jar of Flowers Bundle.

I started this card by cutting a piece of Soft Suede 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/42 x 4-1/4″” for the top panel and a piece of the Guilded Autumn Specialty Paper Pack to 2 x 4-1/4″. I stamped the background by using the leaf stamps from the Beautiful Autumn stampset and Crumb Cake Ink and adhered it to the card base. I also adhered the pattern paper strip to the card.

I stamped the mason jar from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I stamped the trail inside the jar with Crumb Cake Ink and the leaves with Cajun Craze Ink, Mint Macaron Ink, Soft Suede Ink and Cherry Cobbler Ink. I stamped the lid with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder and the doily with Soft Suede Ink. I used the Jar Punch to cut out the Mason Jar and fussycut the lid and doily and adhered them together. I added some Linen Thread and Acorn Trinket (from the Guilded Autumn Suite).

I punched a 2-1/4″ circle from Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and a 2’1/2″ circle from Gold Foil and adhered them together. I stamped a sentiment from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset with Soft Suede Ink onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and cut it down to 3/4 x 1-1/2″. I adhered the circles, mason jar and sentiment to the card.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″and a strip of Guilded Autumn Specialty Paper Pack to 5/8 x 4-1/4″ and adhered them to the card. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset with Mint Macaron Ink.

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I made a second version of this card with a winter theme and simplified it a bit. I started card by cutting a piece of Night Of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 2 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the background by using the the snowflakes from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset and Night Of Navy Ink. I adhered the pattern paper strip to the card.

I stamped the mason jar from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I stamped the trail inside the jar with Smoky Slate Ink and the snowflakes with Misty Moonlight Ink and Rich Razzleberry Ink. I stamped the lid with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder and the doily with Cherry Cobbler Ink. I used the Jar Punch to cut out the Mason Jar and fussycut the lid and doily and adhered them together. I added some white embroidery floss from my stash to the jar as well.

I punched a 2-1/4″ circle from Misty Moonlight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and a 2’1/2″ circle from Silver Foil and adhered them together. I stamped a sentiment from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset with Rich Razzleberry Ink onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and cut it down to 7/8 x 1-5/8. I adhered the circles, mason jar and sentiment to the card.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″and a strip of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 5/8 x 4-1/4″ and adhered them to the card.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these cards using this adorable 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, Fall, Love & Friendship, Stampin' Up!, Thank Yous

Guilded Autumn Suite by Stampin’ Up (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

The colors in the Guilded Autumn Suite by Stampin’ Up are stunning. It has the perfect Fall colors, one of my favorites for many years being Cajun Craze. It is the primary color I envision when I think of Fall. What’s your favorite Fall color? Honestly, when I got this Suite I was stumped as to what to make with it but I was having a creative block at the time. I flipped through the catalog and decided to CASE one of the cards on page 44. I loved the colors and the wreath. I encourage you to CASE cards from the catalogs if you can’t figure out what to make. It helps get the creative juices flowing.

For this card, I started by cutting a piece of Cajun Craze 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. I also cut a piece of pattern paper from the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Paper Pack to 4 x 4″ and a Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 3-3/4 x 3-3/4″. I stamped the leaves from the Beautiful Autumn stampset with Cajun Craze Ink onto the card base and adhered the pattern paper to the card base with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I diecut a circle in the center of the Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock square with the Layering Circle Dies.

For the wreath I wanted to do something different from the original. I used the pattern paper that has copper and gold foiled leaves and acorns because when I saw this paper I fell in love. I used the Autumn Punch Pack to cut out the individual images. Having the punches made this process soooo much faster! I recommend getting this suite or the Beautiful Autumn Bundle.

I adhered the tiny images to around the circle on the very vanilla square panel. Tip: don’t add glue to the front end of your images. it makes it easier to tuck other leaves and later the sentiment strip underneath them. I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn stampset onto a piece of Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock with Cajun Craze Ink and trimmed it down to 3/4 x 2-7/8″, adhered it to a piece of Gold Foil paper cut to 1 x 2-7/8″ and it to the wreath, tucking ti under some of the leaves. I added Foam to the back of the Very Vanilla panel and added it to the card front.

To finish it off, I added a piece of Linen Thread. This card already has a ton of shine so it didn’t need a lot more extraness.

For the inside of the card, again I kept it simple. I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and added a strip of the Gold Foil paper, measuring 1/2 x 4″ and two gold foiled acorns from the pattern paper to the bottom.

I also made tags for the cards to show you how you can make a whole gift set if you want. For the tag, I started by cutting a piece of Crumb Cake 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 2 x 4-3/4″ and a piece of paper paper from the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Paper Pack to 2 x 2 and adhered them together. Next, I punched the top of it with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I cut out a piece of Cajun Craze 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, measuring 2 x 2 which I tore on one end and adhered to the bottom of the tag. I rounded the bottom corners with the Crop-A-Dile – Corner Chomper Tool. I cut out a strip of the Gold Foil paper, measuring 1/4 x 2″ and added it to the bottom of the tag.

I cut a 2-1/8″ circle from Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock using the Layering Circle Dies. and stamped a sentiment from Beautiful Autumn stampset with Cajun Craze Ink. I adhered the circel to the tag offset and cut off the excess. I used the Autumn Punch Pack to punch out several leaves from the same paper I used for the card wreath. I adhered them around the circle to create a wreath. Lastly, I added copper ribbon and Linen Thread to the top of the tag.

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While I was making the first card, I thought ‘I wonder what it would look like if the wreath was square?’ So… I created a simpler version of the first one.

For this card, I started by cutting a piece of Cajun Craze 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. I also cut a piece of pattern paper from the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Paper Pack to 3-3/4 x 5-1/2″. I cut a 2-5/8″ square on the inside of the top panel with the Layering Squares Dies.

I stamped the leaves, acorn and pinecone from the Beautiful Autumn stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Cajun Craze Ink, Mint Macaron Ink, Early Espresso Ink, Crumb Cake Ink and Soft Suede Ink. To create the lighter effect for the inside of the images I stamped off once. I used the Autumn Punch Pack to punch out the images. I fussycut the pinecones.

I adhered the images around the square window of the top panel with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn stampset onto a piece of 3-1/4 x 3-1/4″ Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Early Espresso Ink. I added Foam to the back of the panel, adhered the sentiment pane behind it and then to the card base. I added two strips of Gold Foil paper cut to 1/8 x 5-1/2″ to the top and bottom of the front panel. I finished it off by adding Linen Thread to the wreath.

For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and added a strip of the same Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Paper Pack, measuring 9/16 x 4″ and a few extra stamped images to the bottom.

For the tag to match this card, I started by cutting a piece of Cajun Craze 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 2 x 4-3/4″. Next, I punched the top of it with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I cut out a piece of Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Paper Pack, measuring 1-1/2 x 2 which I tore on one end and adhered to the bottom of the tag. I cut out a strip of the Gold Foil paper, measuring 1/2 x 2″ and added it to the bottom of the tag. I rounded the bottom corners with the Crop-A-Dile – Corner Chomper Tool.

I stamped a sentiment from Beautiful Autumn stampset onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Early Espresso Ink and cut it down to 1 x 2″ and added it to the tag. I used the Autumn Punch Pack to punch out several leaves from the one of the papers in the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Paper Pack which has leaves and acorns and adhered them to the tag. Lastly, I added Linen Thread to the top of the tag.

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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!

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

5 Cards 1 Kit (Simon Says Stamp July 2020 Card Kit)

Well this post is a little late but….better late than never I guess. This kit is very appropriate for the time we are currently in. What I really liked about the included stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set, is that the image of the houses fits across a landscape A2 card or a slimline card.

The Kit includes:

For the first 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 the dark cloud paper from Waffle Flower Special Delivery Paper to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and inked around the edges with the Tim Holtz Ranger Speckled Egg Mini Distress Ink included in the kit and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut 1 large and 2 medium postage pieces from Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Postage Dies. I stamped the houses from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set onto those diecuts with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I also stamped additional images (the plane and banner with sentiment, paper plane, sun and wifi symbol) onto the same Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock.

I colored all the images with COPICS. I used R81 & R85, W1 & W3, Y13 & Y18, G07 & G28 for the first house (top); BG11 & BG53, W1, W3 & W7, G07 & G28, Y13 & Y18, R29 & R56 for the second house; R29 & R56, W3 & W7, Y13 & Y18 for the third house; R29 & R56, BG11 & BG53, W3 & W7 for the Airplane and banner; Y13 & Y18 for the sun and R81 & R85 for the paper plane. I fussycut all the images and adhered them to the card. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up some of the images for added dimension.

To finish it off, I added a dashed line behind the paper plane with my Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Superfine Fineliner – Black (199) and some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Fresh Snowfall.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple, and just stamped the sentiment and the row of houses from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set with Tim Holtz’s Ranger Speckled Egg Mini Distress Ink.

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For the second 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 make a card base. Then cut a piece of the light cloud paper from Waffle Flower Special Delivery Paper to 3-1/2 x 8-1/2″ using the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline with Sliders Die Cuts and adhered it to the card base.

I stamped the houses, the plane and banner with sentiment, the sun and some clouds from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I colored all the images with COPICS. I used R14 & R27, N2 & N5 for the first house; G07 & G14 for the trees; B37 & B24, N5 & N7 for the second house, R81 & R85, N2 & N5 for the third house; R14, R81 & R85, N2 & N5 for the fourth house; and BG000 for the clouds. I stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set onto the card front with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I restamped it with Versamark Emboss Ink and added Clear Embossing Powder. I made sure to use an anti static powder tool before using the embossing ink.

I fussycut all the images and adhered them to the card. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up the plane and banner for added dimension.

On the inside of the card I kept it simple, I added a leftover strip of the same cloud paper (about 1 x 8-1/2” and just stamped a sentiment and stars Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up!’s Night of Navy Ink.

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For the third card, I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base and another piece to 4 x 5-1/4″.

For this card I wanted to try using my prismacolors on the navy cardstock to see if it wouls work. To be honest it is a techinique I have never tried before but have seen Jennifer McGuire and others do it successfully so I figured why not. I also saw Kristina Werner white heat emboss onto the navy cardstock with this kit and looked stunning so I combined the two ideas and came up with this card.

I picked out a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set and all the images I wanted to use (note: the stars had to be stamped multiple times). I used an anti static powder tool and coated the paper well (I still got strays-tell you later how I fixed it) and stamped the images with Versamark Emboss Ink, added Wow Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder and heat set it. I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color the images. Tip: Color with white pencil first so that your colors will appear brighter and truer over dark cardstock.

Ok, so how did I fix the stray embossing powder. Well, I tried using a sand eraser and an exacto knife to gently scrape it off but it was starting to pill the paper so I decided to embrace it instead and add white dots (for stars) with my Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point Gel Pen.

I adhered the panel to the card base and then finished it off by adding a wonky stitched line around the edge.

On the inside of the card I adhered a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock, measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ and just stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up!’s Night of Navy Ink and stars with Stampin’ Up!’s Daffodil Delight Ink.

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For the fourth card, I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Smoke Cardstock to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and cut down one of the papers from the Waffle Flower Special Delivery Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″. I used an exacto knife to cut out two of the postage stamp images. I took the large one I cut out and mounted it on a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock, measuring 2 x 2-1/2. I mounted both those pieces onto a piece of pattern paper from the Waffle Flower Special Delivery Paper included in the kit, measuring 2-1/2 x 3-7/16. I will add that inside a Simon Says Stamp Mini White Envelope.

I stamped houses and the paper airplane from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set onto Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with COPIC markers. I used B000 & B01, W1 & W3 (roof), BG0000 & 0 (windows) for the first house; RV10, RV11 & RV14, W1 & W3 (roof), BG0000 & 0 (windows) for the second house; YG09 & YG25 for the trees; W1 & W3, Y06 & Y13 for the lamp post; B24 & B37 for the sky; Y06 & Y13 for the stars and B01 & B24 for the paper airplane and RV10 & RV11 for the background.

I added 3M Foam Tape to the top panel, adhered the images behind the panel and adhered it to the card base. I finished it off by adding three dots of Nuvo Gloss Drops in Midnight Blue at the top and bottom of the card.

On the inside of the card I adhered Simon Says Stamp Mini White Envelope with the card inside to the inside of the card and just stamped a sentiment and a row of houses from Simon Says Stamp’s Home Sweet Home 6×8 Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up!’s Night of Navy Ink.

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For the fifth card, I was inspired by Cindy Norberg and Heather Ruwe‘s cards. I think this is my favorite card! It’s so bright and shiny!

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base and cut down a piece of Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray Cardstock to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and adhered it to the card base. I also cut a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/2″ and adhered it to the card base.

I used three pieces of Montval Acid-Free Cold Press 140 lb Watercolor Paper along with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors and Watercolor Brushes to create three rainbow backgrounds. I used red, orange and yellow for the first piece. yellow, green and aqua for the second piece, and aqua, dark blue and purple for the third piece. I let those dry WELL (cannot stress this enough) and then I stamped the houses on each panel with Versamark Emboss Ink, added Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it with a heat gun. Also, it is very important to use an anti static powder tool before embossing.

I fussycut the images out and adhered them to the card front. I heat embossed a sentiment and some clouds to the top of the card with the same Silver Embossing Powder. To finish it off I added some splashes with Silver Acrylic Paint.

I left the inside of the card blank and just added a strip of the leftover watercolor, measuring 1 x 4-1/4″.

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

Cards, Hello, Just Because, Love & Friendship

Four Easy Cards Featuring Stampin’ Up’s Nothing’s Better Than Stampset

Hello Friends. Happy Monday! The Nothing’s Better Than Bundle from Stampin’ Up! is a great set to create a variety of cards for any season or occasion. It has an outline stamp as well as the solid stamp for each image so if you don’t like coloring this set will work well for you. I made four similar cards using this bundle and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. I don’t often say this about punches but I love these tag dies. I think part of it is that I a few months ago I discovered junk journaling and have been making tags and pockets and things for it. So when I saw these punches I said (to myself) “YES PLEASE!”. LOL And now I am obsessed with making tags.

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Magenta Madness 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. I also cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the outline image of the cocktail from the Nothing’s Better Than Stampset with Magenta Madness Classic Stampin’ Ink onto the card base as well as the Whisper White panel I had previously cut. I added some ink splatters with Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Ink and Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink. You can also use the ink refills if you have them; I do not have them yet. I just smooshed some of the ink onto a stamp block, added some water and used a small brush to splatter it on. As an alternative, you can use a Water Painter. Once dried, I adhered the panel to the card base with Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped the outline image of the cocktail again as well as the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I used the solid stamps with Magenta Madness Classic Stampin’ Ink and Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Ink to create an ombre effect for the drink. I used a Sponge Dauber to soften the line between the two colors on the stamp before stamping. I used Magenta Madness Classic Stampin’ Ink for the fruit and Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink for the umbrella. I diecut the image using the coordinating Love You More Than Dies.

I diecut the word “Cocktails” from Mango Melody 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using the dies included in the Love You More Than Dies. Then I cut a piece of Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 1-1/2 x 3-3/8″ and a piece of Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 1-1/2 x 3-3/4″ and used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to cut the ends of both. I stacked them on top of each other and the sentiment piece, which I cut to 1-1/4 x 2″. I adhered the cocktail image and the word “Cocktails” flat onto the sentiment piece and popped the whole piece up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhered it with Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I stamped another sentiment from the Nothing’s Better Than Stampset with Magenta Madness Classic Stampin’ Ink and the cocktail outline image with Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Ink.

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For the second card, I started 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. I stamped the outline image of the coffee cup and the little asterisk from the Nothing’s Better Than Stampset with Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink onto the card base.

I stamped the outline image of the coffee cup and the steam onto a scrap piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I used the solid stamp with Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Ink and diecut the image using the coordinating Love You More Than Dies. I diecut the “Coffee” word from the same dieset from Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and adhered them together offset.

I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and cut it down to 1-1/2 x 2-3/8″. I adhered it to a piece of Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, measuring 2 x 3-3/4″ (I punched the sides with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch). I adhered the coffee cup image and the “Coffee” word diecut to the sentiment piece and using Stampin’ Dimensionals added it to the card base.

To finish it off I added sparkle to the word “Coffee” with a Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush and a bow made from colored white satin ribbon ( I used Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Ink). I just lay the ribbon down on some paper and swiped the ink pad over the ribbon. If you spray some water on the ribbon first it will help the ink sink into the ribbon better. Also, it takes a while to dry if you put a lot of ink on it. You can also use an ink refill and water to do the same.

For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhered it with Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I stamped another sentiment from the Nothing’s Better Than Stampset, as well as the coffee cup and steam outline images with Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Ink.

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For the third card, I started by cutting a piece of Merry Merlot 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. I stamped the outline image of the chocolates from the Nothing’s Better Than Stampset with Merry Merlot Classic Stampin’ Ink onto the card base.

I stamped the outline image of the chocolates onto a scrap piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I used the solid stamp with Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink and diecut the image using the coordinating Love You More Than Dies. I diecut the “Chocolate” word from the same dieset from Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock which I then used a direct-to-paper technique with Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink to color it.

I stamped the sentiment from the Nothing’s Better Than Stampset onto a scrap of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink and cut it down to 1-1/8 x 3-1/8″. I adhered it to a piece of Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, measuring 1-3/4 x 3-3/4″ (I punched one side with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch). I adhered the chocolates image using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the “Chocolate” word diecut flat onto the sentiment piece and adhered it to the card base.

To finish it off I added a bow made from chocolate satin ribbon.

For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhered it with Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I stamped another sentiment from the Nothing’s Better Than Stampset, as well as the chocolates outline image with Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Ink.

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For the last card, I started by cutting a piece of Crumb Cake 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. I stamped the outline image of the cookie from the Nothing’s Better Than Stampset with Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink onto the card base.

I stamped the outline image of the cookie onto a scrap piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I used the solid stamp with Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink and diecut the image using the coordinating Love You More Than Dies. I diecut the “Cookies” word from the same dieset 2x from Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock which I then used a direct-to-paper technique with Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink to color one of them. I adhered them together offset (white on the bottom).

I stamped the sentiment from the Nothing’s Better Than Stampset onto a scrap of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink and cut it down to 1 x 2-3/8″. I adhered it to a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, measuring 1-1/2 x 3-3/8″, which I colored using a direct-to-paper technique with Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink (I don’t have the cardstock) and then punched both sides with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. I adhered the cookie image (I used Stampin’ Dimensionals) and the “Cookies” word diecut to the sentiment piece and adhered the piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the card base.

To finish it off I added 3 Pearls which I colored using Blackberry Bliss Light Stampin’ Blend Marker.

For the inside of the card, I stamped another sentiment from the Nothing’s Better Than Stampset, as well as the chocolates outline image with Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink and the cookies with Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink.

Dimensions


Supplies

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Cards, Encouragement, Love & Friendship

Totally Awesome 80s Cards

Going back to the 80s for this post. Some of you may too young to have experienced the fun of the 80s, but these composition notebook stamps and dies from Catherine Pooler remind us all of our schooldays as youngsters. And while the fashion of the 80s was pretty horrible (in my opinion), there was nothing like a new composition notebook to start a new year of school.

These cards would be fun to make with kids who are currently stuck at home. You can make the notebooks any color and tons of different items in the shaker (maybe some glitter?).

I started this card 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″ and a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Card Stock to 5/8 x 5-1/2″. I stamped the Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Notebook Background Stamp using Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink onto the white panel. I diecut the shaker window using the Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Label Dies. I adhered the black strip to the left side of the card panel.

Card 1 Front

I stamped the sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Sentiments Stamp Set as well as the label border onto a piece of Grafix Wet Media .004 Dura-Lar Film, 14-Inch by 17-Inch using Jet Black Staz-on Ink. I combined the “YOU’RE” from the “YOU’RE COOL” sentiment with the “AWESOME”. Next, I adhered the acetate to the back of the window using 1/4″ Scor-Pal Scor-Tape and cut away any access. I also added 3M Foam Tape to the back of the panel to create the shaker area.

For the shaker bits, I used the direct-to paper technique to add color to some pieces of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I used Catherine Pooler Designs Inks in Party Dress, Rockin Red, Orange Twist, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Fiesta Blue, Suede Shoes and Grape Crush. I diecut stars and hearts using the dies included in the Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Label Dies and stamped the happy face from the Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Sentiments Stamp Set onto a few of the colored papers and used a circle punch to cut them out. I added all the shaker bits inside the window and adhered a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to the back of the window and adhered it to the card base. I finished it off by adding a few extra shaker bits (happy face and stars) around the sentiment window.

Card 1 Closeup

For the inside of the card, I stamped a Lined Notebook Background from My Favorite Things (unfortunately, I think this stamp is no longer available) using Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. Then I stamped another sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Sentiments Stamp Set in Fiesta Blue and added some of the leftover hearts that I had diecut previously.

Card 1 Inside

Dimensions


For the 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″ and a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Card Stock to 5/8 x 5-1/2″. I stamped the happy face and small star from the Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Sentiments Stamp Set onto the panel. I used Catherine Pooler Designs Inks in Be Mine, Rockin Red, Orange Twist, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed and Grape Crush to create a rainbow colored background.

Card 2 Front

Next, I diecut the edge of the card panel using the Catherine Pooler Designs Spiral Notebook Border Die and added the strip of black card stock behind it.

I diecut 3 of the labels from the Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Label Dies. I cut the smallest one from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and two from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Card Stock. I stamped a sentiment and the lines from the label stamp from the Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Sentiments Stamp Set on the smallest label with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. To make the orange label piece I used the direct-to-paper technique with Orange Twist Ink. I adhered the top white label to the orange label and that to the black one, offsetting it a bit so it looks like a shadow. And then all that was adhered to the card using some 3M Foam Tape. Before adhering it to the card base, I added some Love From Lizi Lilac Mirror Peel-offs. I adhered it to the card base at an angle and snipped off the parts that hung over the edges. To finish it off, I added some of the stars I diecut for the previous card. I diecut a ton of them. As you can see I also used them for my picture background. 🙂

Card 2 Closeup

On the inside of the card I stamped a sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Sentiments Stamp Set with Grape Crush Ink. I also stamped the happy face with Be Mine, Rockin Red, Orange Twist, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Fiesta Blue, and Something Borrowed inks. And that completes this card. I had sooo much fun playing with these stamps and dies. Brought me back to my childhood. Oh to be young again….

Card 2 Inside

Dimensions

Supplies

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

When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade…

Hello friends. Hope you are all safe and healthy. And if you are struggling to cope with everything going on in our world right now, hang in there because ‘this too shall pass’. Speaking of old adages, “When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade” is very fitting for these times we are in as well. While it’s very easy to focus on the scary and sad stuff going on, we have to find the bright spots too — the healthcare workers saving lives, families coming together, babies being born, spending time with our pets (one of my faves right now)…

These bright and cheerful cards were made using the Catherine Pooler Designs Make Lemonade Stampset (Out of stock-maybe discontinued). It was a limited release in March, I believe. It’s a tiny stampset but was super fun to color. I made one of them into a shaker (a tiny shaker:)).

For the first card, I began 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. I stamped the image onto a scrap of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and set it aside to dry.

I stamped the flower outline from the stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink onto the card base. Next, I diecut another piece with Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Label Dies and then used a direct-to-paper technique to add color with Catherine Pooler Designs Party Dress Ink Pad. I adhered the label shape to the pink cardstock and trimmed around, leaving a border.

Next, I colored the image with COPICS. I used BG000 + 0 for the bottle; Y11 +Y06 + Y13 for the lemons; Y11 +Y06 + Y13 + Y15 for the sliced lemon; YG06 + YG07 for the leaves; RV09 and Y06 + Y15 for the straw; RV10 + RV11 + RV14 for the flowers. I stamped the bubbles with Catherine Pooler Designs It’s A Boy Ink. I fussycut the image out.

I stamped the sentiment onto the top left corner of the label shape with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I adhered the image to the label with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue and popped up the whole thing with 3M Foam Tape. I finished off the card by adding dots of Nuvo Sea Breeze Jewel Drops to simulate bubbles, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops and some Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops around the tag.

Card Inside

I kept the inside of the card very simple. I stamped the image with the Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink.

Dimensions


For the second card, I decided to make a shaker card. I love shaker cards, even if they are a bit of a pain to mail. They are just fun to make and shake! I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Orange Peel, 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Next, I cut a piece of Catherine Pooler Designs – 6 x 6 Patterned Paper – Black Tie Gala to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4″ and rounded the corners of that panel and the card base with my We R Memory 1/4 & 1/2″ Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. I also colored the paper with Catherine Pooler Designs Lime Rickey Ink and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Catherine Pooler Designs Sprinkles Mini Cover Plate Die, I stamped the sentiment from the stampset onto the smallest white rectangle and adhered it to the card.

I stamped the image onto a scrap of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and set it aside to dry. I colored it with COPICS. I used Y13 + YG03 + YG01 + YG25 for the lime on the left; B0000 + 0 for the bottle; YR16 + YR18 and YG03 + YG25 for the straw; Y06 + Y18, R81 + R85, and V25 + BV17 for the flowers; and YG06 + G07 for the leaves .

I fussycut out the image and also cut the center of the bottle with a craft knife. I diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the

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Hello friends. Hope you are all safe and healthy. And if you are struggling to cope with everything going on in our world right now, hang in there because ‘this too shall pass’. Speaking of old adages, “When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade” is very fitting for these times we are in as well. While it’s very easy to focus on the scary and sad stuff going on, we have to find the bright spots too — the healthcare workers saving lives, families coming together, babies being born, spending time with our pets (one of my faves right now)…

These bright and cheerful cards were made using the Catherine Pooler Designs Make Lemonade Stampset (Out of stock-maybe discontinued). It was a limited release in March, I believe. It’s a tiny stampset but was super fun to color. I made one of them into a shaker (a tiny shaker:)).

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For the first card, I began 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. I stamped the image onto a scrap of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and set it aside to dry.

I stamped the flower outline from the stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink onto the card base. Next, I diecut another piece with Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Label Dies and then used a direct-to-paper technique to add color with Catherine Pooler Designs Party Dress Ink Pad. I adhered the label shape to the pink cardstock and trimmed around, leaving a border.

Next, I colored the image with COPICS. I used BG000 + 0 for the bottle; Y11 +Y06 + Y13 for the lemons; Y11 +Y06 + Y13 + Y15 for the sliced lemon; YG06 + YG07 for the leaves; RV09 and Y06 + Y15 for the straw; RV10 + RV11 + RV14 for the flowers. I stamped the bubbles with Catherine Pooler Designs It’s A Boy Ink. I fussycut the image out.

I stamped the sentiment onto the top left corner of the label shape with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I adhered the image to the label with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue and popped up the whole thing with 3M Foam Tape. I finished off the card by adding dots of Nuvo Sea Breeze Jewel Drops to simulate bubbles, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops and some Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops around the tag.

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Card Inside

I kept the inside of the card very simple. I stamped the image with the Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink.

Dimensions


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For the second card, I decided to make a shaker card. I love shaker cards, even if they are a bit of a pain to mail. They are just fun to make and shake! I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Orange Peel, 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5 x 7-5/8″ and scored at 3-13/16″ to make a card base. Next, I cut a piece of Catherine Pooler Designs – 6 x 6 Patterned Paper – Black Tie Gala to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4″ and rounded the corners of that panel and the card base with my We R Memory 1/4 & 1/2″ Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. I also colored the paper with Catherine Pooler Designs Lime Rickey Ink and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Catherine Pooler Designs Sprinkles Mini Cover Plate Die. I used Catherine Pooler Designs It’s A Boy Ink and an ink blender tool to add color to the panel. I used a very light hand to make it very pale blue. I cut it down to a size that would fit the window in the bottle. Then I also ink blended and other piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and adhered it behind the piece that I previously diecut and ink blended.

I added a piece of acetate behind the shaker window in the bottle, some 3M Foam Tape, and some flat clear sequins from my stash added it to the card. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Sea Breeze Jewel Drops around the card.

On the inside of the card, I cut out a panel of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ and a left over piece of the pattern paper to 3/4 x 3-1/2″ and adhered it to the bottom of the panel, then rounded the corners before adhereing it to the card base.

Dimensions

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Cards, Easter, Easter, Hello, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Spring

Watercolor Hello Featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Stronger Together March Card Kit

Spring is officially here friends! And when I think of Spring, I think of beautiful flowers in bloom and soft pastel colors. And this Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is perfect for spring cards, as well as Easter cards and even Mother’s Day cards! And can we talk about the purple glitter paper included in this kit?!? OMG, just gorgeous.

Card front

The kit includes:
Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Stronger Together clear stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Bold Hello wafer thin die
ModaScrap Spring Flowers 6 x 6 paper pack
24 piece watercolor pencil pack
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
3 Suzy Plantamura custom floral watercolor cards
Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 inch glitter paper
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Lavender envelope
Simon Says Stamp Mint envelope
Simon Says Stamp White envelope
Simon Says Stamp Mint 8.5×11 cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Lavender 8.5×11 cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cornflower Blue 8.5×11 cardstock
Simon Says Stamp White 120# 8.5×11 cardstock

I started by cutting the Simon Says Stamp Lavender 8.5×11 cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ for the card base, a piece of one of the pattern papers in the ModaScrap Spring Flowers 6 x 6 paper pack to 4 x 5-1/4”, and another piece of pattern paper to 3-3/4 x 5”. I adhered the three together with Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue.

I then used the 24 piece watercolor pencil pack and watercolor brushes to color one of the Suzy Plantamura custom floral watercolor cards. I love these preprinted watercolor cards. They are fun and relaxing to watercolor and they make great quick and easy cards too. Once everything was dry, I fussycut the flowers out and adhered it to the card with some Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue. For the sentiment I diecut “hello” using the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Bold Hello wafer thin die and Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 inch glitter paper and adhered it to the card. I finished it off with some Nuvo Crystal Drops Tonic VIOLET GALAXY.

Dimensions

Supplies

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

Quick & Easy Valentine’s Day Shaker Card featuring Simon Says Stamp February 2020 Card Kit

This Valentine’s Day shaker card came together quickly with the help of the Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit. This kit includes:

While the kit is no longer available the individual items are available for purchase separately. The stampset is great for all occasions; there are several sentiments for love, thank yous and birthdays.

Card Front

I began by cutting the 8.5×11 inch Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Schoolhouse Red Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base and a panel of the Polkadoodles Timeless Rose 6×6 Patterned Paper collection to 4 x 5-1/4”. I diecut the 3 windows using the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Trio Window wafer die and adhered the Square Shaker Trio Pouch from My Favorite Things behind the panel using the 0.125 inch Scor-Tape that came in the kit.

I stamped the ‘big hugs’ sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Inch Window Frames clear stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, using Catherine Pooler Designs Rockin Red Ink. I added some Buttons Galore and More SPRINKLETZ SWEETHEARTS Embellishments to the the top and bottom of the 3 shakers and adhered the sentiment panel and two other white panels behind the shaker windows. I then adhered the front panel onto the card base.

I chose a lighter pattern paper from the Polkadoodles Timeless Rose 6×6 Patterned Paper collection and stamped the hearts border using Versamark Ink and Wow Embossing Powder Bright White Super Fine. I fussycut the hearts border out and adhered it to the card around the windows. I finished it off by adding some of the confetti hearts from Buttons Galore and More SPRINKLETZ SWEETHEARTS Embellishments.

Card Inside

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” and adhered a strip of the same hearts pattern paper I used on the front of the card, measuring 3/4 x 4” to the bottom of the panel. Then adhered it inside the card. I stamped a few hearts from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Inch Window Frames clear stamp set using Catherine Pooler Designs Rockin Red Ink. And that completes the card.

Dimensions

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Cards, Holidays 2020, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day

Cute Valentine’s Day Card Featuring Waffle Flower Stamps

Hello friends. This cute little card features musical bugs from the Waffle Flower Rock On Stampset as well as Simon Says Stamp Grid Play Alphas Set (no longer available) and cute Valentine’s Day pattern paper (all which came in the Crafty Parcel I purchased from Simon Says Stamp). If you haven’t tried the crafty parcel from Simon, you should give it a try once. I received lots of unexpected supplies I wouldn’t normally purchase for myself but was happy to try.

Front view

For this card I began by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8 1/2 x 11” Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″and scored at 4-1/4″. Then cut a piece of the hearts pattern paper (from Valentine’s Day paper included in the Crafty Parcel) to 3-5/8H x 4”W (left side) and 2”H x 4”W (right side), creating a diagonal cut and grid pattern paper (from the same paper pad) to 1-7/16 x 4” (left side) and 3-5/16 x 4” (right side) and adhered them to the card panel using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Then added some Love From Lizi Red Glitter Peel-offs where the two pieces meet.

I stamped 3 of the musical bugs from the Waffle Flower Rock On Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them using COPIC markers. I used the following colors:

  • Bugs = C3 and C7
  • Accordian = E000 and E40; E37 and E29
  • Wings = BG000 and Blender 0
  • Horn = Y13 and Y18
  • Drum = R17 and R27; R81 and R85

I fussycut the images out and then moved onto the sentiment. I stamped the letters L-O-V-E from the Simon Says Stamp Grid Play Alphas Set (no longer available) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Rockin’ Red Ink and fussycut the letters. Then I stamped “you are my #1 pick” from Waffle Flower Rock On Stampset onto a piece of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK using Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder. I cut it down to 1/2 x 2″.

Closeup

I adhered the little bugs onto the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue for the middle one and Stampin’ Dimensionals for the two others. I adhered the LOVE sentiment towards the top of the card using 3M Foam Tape and the sentiment strip directly to the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I finished it off by adding some of the musical notes from the Waffle Flower Rock On Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

On the inside of the card I cut a piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” and added a strip of the hearts pattern paper, measuring 3/4 x 4-1/4″, to the bottom of the panel and adhered that panel to the inside of the card. I stamped the “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment from the How you bean? conversation heart add-on and some little hearts from the Waffle Flower Rock On Stampset using Catherine Pooler Rockin’ Red Ink as well as some music notes from the same stampset. And that completes the card.

Inside

Dimensions

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Cards, Holidays 2020, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day

Use What You Have: A Valentine’s Day Card

Hello friends. For 2020, I want to try to be aware of the supplies I have in my stash and use them. I find that I have a lot of stamps that I purchase for a season or holiday or that comes in a kit and I use it once. And that’s just wasteful! Give your craft supplies some extra love this year!

For this card I featured Simon Says Stamp I Chews You Stampset. It’s a 6 x 8 stampset with tons of cute images and sentiments. It was included in the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2018 I Chews You Limited Edition card kit (no longer available). I haven’t had too much opportunity to use it since I bought it, so it was time. And the food characters are friggin’ adorable so I just had to, you know what I mean?!? Food brings people joy and love so a card with cute food on it is just perfect for Valentine’s Day, don’t you think?

Ok, so I started by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8 1/2 x 11” Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″and scored at 4-1/4″ for the card base, a piece of Valentine’s Day pattern paper (this came in the Crafty Parcel I purchased from Simon Says Stamp) to 4 x 5-1/4”, and a piece of Montval Acid Free Coldpress Watercolor Paper to 3-3/4 x 5”. Then, I used Ranger Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Crayon and my waterbrush (any brush will do) and created a background. I applied a few layers, letting each layer dry (use a heat gun if you are inpatient like me), until I got the color I wanted. It was my first time using the Distress Crayons and I was not expecting to like them but they are actually pretty cool and work well.

While that panel dried, I stamped a bunch of the food characters from the Simon Says Stamp I Chews You Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. It was so hard to choose which ones too use. I love them all soo much!!! I colored them with COPIC markers. I used Y00 and Y13 for the pizza crust, E40, E53 and YR09 for the top of the pizza, and YR09 for the pepperoni and G99 for the peppers. I used E53 and E57 for the cinnabun and pretzel; R17 and R29 for the gumball machine, BG00 and 0 for the glass on it, C1, C5, and C7 for the metal parts, and R81, R83, R17, R29, C00 and 0 for the gumballs; G43 and G99 for the pickle; Y13, Y15, and Y18 for the taco shell, G42 and G99 for the lettuce and YR09 and R17 for the tomato. And BG000 and BG01 for the cupcake wrapper, R81, R83, and R85 for the cupcake and R29 and G43 for the sprinkles.

Once the watercolor panel was dry, I used Wendy Vecchi WHITE Embossing Paste and American Crafts Heidi Swapp Stencil 6 X6 Polka Dot and applied it in some places on the panel. Then I sprinkled Ruby Red Martha Stewart Glitter on top of it. Once the paste was all dry I shook off the excess glitter. Unfortunately, most of the glitter shook off so I rubbed some Ranger Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Crayon to the raised areas.

I adhered the hearts pattern paper to the card base and the watercolor panel to that paper. Then proceeded to fussycut the images and adhered them to the bottom of the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I popped up a couple of the images with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also added a shadow under the images using COPIC markers C3, C5 and the blender.

I stamped “Hugs & Kisses” onto a piece of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK with Versamark Ink and WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine. The sentiment is from an old stampset but I don’t where it came from because when I started crafting I didn’t save the backing or note the company 🙁 I cut the piece down to 1 x 3-1/2″, cut the right side into a banner edge and adhered to the panel using. I finished it off by punching some tiny hearts from Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8 1/2 x 11” Cardstock using the Stampin’ Up! Owl Builder Punch (retired). You can use any tiny heart dies you may have.

For the inside for the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” and a piece of the pattern paper to 1 x 5-1/4”. I stamped Happy Valentine’s Day from the Lawn Fawn happy happy happy Add-on stampset with Black Memento Ink and added some more of the little hearts to complete the inside of this card.

Dimensions

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