Card Kits, Cards, Love & Friendship, 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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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.

Card Kits, Cards, Love & Friendship, Slimline, 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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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this slimline card 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.

Card Kits, Cards, Love & Friendship, 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

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, Love & Friendship, 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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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.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these easy and fun cards for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!