Cards, Christmas, Holidays 2020, Stampin' Up!

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

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

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 3-3/4 x 5″ for the top panel.

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

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

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

Dimensions


For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Stampin’ Up!’s Garden Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel.

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

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

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

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

Cards, Christmas

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

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

For this first card, I used the cute snowman sentiment image. I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and another to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I stamped the background with the snowflake and mittens from the Catherine Pooler Caroling Sentiments Stampset using It’s A Boy and from Catherine Pooler.

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

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

I left the inside of the card blank.

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

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

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

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For my third card, I kept it fairly simple — a little stamping and heat embossing. I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and another to 3-3/4 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel. On a seperate piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″

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

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

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

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

Cards, Christmas, Watercolor

Watercolor Elf Sentiment Christmas Card featuring the Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set

Hello friends. This cute little elf card was created using Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set. It features cute elf hats and legs and feet. The sentiments were meant to be the body of the elf as in this card. I used a quick watercolored background with a heat embossed sentiment.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and another to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I stamped the images from Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set onto a piece of Montval Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. I used my Kuretake GANSAI TAMBI watercolor. I love these watercolors because they are very pigmented so you get very bright rich color. I also used my Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY COLORS fo the bells on the shoes and hat. It gives it some sparkle.

While that dried, I watercolored the background onto the card panel and also added some splatters wih the same color. I made sure not to add too much water to my watercolors since I was working on Neenah Cardstock and not watercolor paper. While that dried, I diecut the elf parts with the coordinating Nice List Dies. Once the background was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I adhered the panel to the card base and the hat and shoes with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it off by adding some clear sequins.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Merry Messages and a hat from the Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler Designs Rockin Red Ink.

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

Cards, Christmas, Holidays 2020, Stampin' Up!

Quick Christmas Cards featuring Word Wishes Dies by Stampin’ Up! (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

One tiny stamp, pattern paper and a sentiment die is all it takes to make these cards. Can’t get any easier, right?!?. They are found in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog which has a ton of awesome goodies for the holidays. This set of cards is good for last minute Christmas cards.

Both cards were created the same way, but just by changing the paper and ink colors you can achieve different looks. I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (Melon Mambo for the first and Crumb Cake for the second) to 2-1/4 x 4-1/4”. I then cut a strip of plain card stock, measuring 1/8 x 4-1/4” ( I used Basic Gray for the first card and Melon Mambo for the second card).

Before adhering the papers to the card base, I used my Stamparatus to stamp a border using the trio ornament stamp from the Tree Angle Stampset. I used Basic Gray Ink for the first card and Melon Mambo Ink for the second.

I adhered the papers to the card and then die cut a sentiment with the Word Wishes Dies from Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and Melon Mambo Cardstock. I diecut three of each and stacked them and adhered them to the card. This gave a nice dimensional look. I finished it off by adding some sparkle with a Wink if Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen.

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, measuring 1/2 x 4-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment and the ornaments from the Tree Angle Stampset (I used Melon Mambo Ink and Basic Gray Ink on the first card and Crumb Cake Ink and Melon Mambo Ink on the second one).

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make these easy and quick 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!

Cards, Christmas, Christmas, Holidays 2020, Stampin' Up!

Easy Christmas Card with Tree Angle Stampset by Stampin’ Up (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

Here is a quick card that can be easily mass produced for the holidays! I used the Tree Angle Stampset by Stampin’ Up which can be found on page 22 of the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog which has a ton of awesome goodies for the holidays. This stampset coordinates with the Stitched Triangles Dies (pg 179 of the Annual Catalog).

I started this card by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″, which I adhered directly to the card base and a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 3-3/8 x 4-5/8″.

I stamped the tree and star topper from the Tree Angle Stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Granny Apple Green and Basic Gray and fussycut it out.

I figured out where my tree was going to sit and stamped a sentiment below that from the Tree Angle Stampset with Basic Gray. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to teh back of the tree and added it to the white card panel. I added some Silver Twine from my stash and adhered the panel to the card.

I left the inside of the card blank and just added cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, measuring 3/4 x 4-1/4″.

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

Cards, Christmas, Holidays 2020, Stampin' Up!, Tags

Quick Christmas Cards and Tags Using Wonder of the Season Paper by Stampin’ Up! (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

As someone who loves to use old book pages in my junk journals, when I saw Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper in the new Stampin’ Up! Aug-Dec Mini Catalog, I knew I had to have it! It’s has pages with Christmas stories, recipes and holiday news stories, and there are pages with red foil on one side and black and white print on the other side and also gold foil pages. It can be found on page 31 of the catalog and is part of the Wonder of the Season Suite. I was able to make 2 cards and tags in a short amount of time.

I started the first card by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper to 5 x 5-1/2″, ripped approximately 3/8″ from the top and bottom of it and adhered it on a diagonal to the card base, trimming off any excess. I cut a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Vellum to 5 x 4-3/4 and ripped the top and bottom again so it is shorter than the pattern piece.

I fussycut the ornaments found on one of the red foil pages of the Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper and diecut “Merry Christmas” from Red Foil Sheets with the Word Wishes Dies. I adhered the sentiment and the ornaments to the vellum piece and adhered the vellum to the card, only adding glue behind the diecut and image and trimming off any excess from the sides. I finished it off by adding Pearls (discontinued). I colored some of them with Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends.

I left the inside of the card blank and just stamped a sentiment from the Tree Angle stampset with Real Red Stampin’ Ink.

Dimensions

I also made a cute tag to match this card. I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 2 x 3-5/8″ then using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch to make it into a pretty tag. Then cut a piece of Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper to 2-1/2 x 2-3/4″and a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Vellum to 2-1/2 x 2-3/4 and ripped the top and bottom of both pieces and adhered the pattern piece on a diagonal to the card base, trimming off any excess. I added a piece of Red Foil Sheets, measuring 3/16 x 2-1/16″.

I fussycut a tree found on one of the red foil pages of the Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the vellum piece and adhered the vellum to the tag, only adding glue behind the image and trimming off any excess from the sides. I finished it off by adding Pearls (discontinued) and stamping “TO” and “FROM” from the Make A Difference Stampset with Memento Black Ink. I added a piece of red and white twine as well.


Since I loved this paper so much I had to make more cards. I made one with the gold foil paper too.

I started the second card by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper to 5 x 5-1/2″, ripped approximately 3/8″ from the top and bottom of it and adhered it on a diagonal to the card base, trimming off any excess. I cut a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Vellum to 5 x 4-3/4 and ripped the top and bottom again so it is shorter than the pattern piece.

I fussycut the ornaments found on one of the red foil pages of the Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper and diecut “Merry Christmas” from Gold Foil Sheets with the Word Wishes Dies. I adhered the sentiment and the ornaments to the vellum piece and adhered the vellum to the card, only adding glue behind the diecut and image and trimming off any excess from. the sides. I finished it off by adding dots with a Tsukineko Versamark Versamarker and added Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed.

I left the inside of the card blank and just stamped a sentiment from the Tree Angle stampset with Versamark Ink and added Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed.

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I also made a cute tag to for this card. I did the same exact thing except I used I added a piece of Gold Foil Sheets to the bottom, measuring 3/16 x 2-1/16″. I also I fussycut a gold tree and again made dots used the Tsukineko Versamark Versamarker and added Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed and stamped “TO” and “FROM” from the Make A Difference Stampset with Memento Black Ink. I added a piece of Gold Metallic Trim as well.


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

Cards, Christmas, Fall, Holidays 2020, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Life Is Beautiful by Stampin’ Up! (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

The Life Is Beautiful stampset by Stampin’ Up! at first glance looks like a very simple stampset but once you stamp the images you will notice the details in the images which give them dimension. It reminds me of another Stampin’ Up! (retired) stampset, Sheltering Tree, which I have loved for many years. Anyone else remember that stampset? I love this one sooo much more though–and I think it’s because of all the details. This lovely stampset can be found in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog which has a ton of awesome goodies for the holidays. I will definitely be making more cards with this stampset!

I started the first card by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel, a piece of Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 3-7/8 x 5 1/16″, and a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 3-3/4 x 4-7/8″. I adhered the plaid paper to the card base and the Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock panel to the plaid paper.

I stamped the tree trunk from the Life Is Beautiful stampset to the white panel with Crumb Cake Ink, I layered the leaves by stamping them several times with Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler inks, and used Early Espresso and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers to stamp the little bird house.

For the background I used a American Crafts Heidi Swapp Stencil 6 X6 Polka Dot with Pool Party Ink then inked around the background to give it some more color. I adhered that to the Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and then stamped a sentiment from the same stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Early Espresso Ink. I cut it down to 1 x 3-3/4″, added Stampin’ Dimensionals behind it and added it to the card. I finished it off by adding a piece of 3/8″ chocolate brown satin ribbon.

I left the inside of the card blank and just added cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, measuring 1 x 4-1/4″.

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I went with a winter/Christmas theme for the second card; I just really wanted to heat emboss the snowflakes from the Life Is Beautiful stampset. This card features the Tree Angle stampset as well.

I started the second card by cutting a piece of Cherry Cobbler 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 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel, a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 3-7/8 x 5 1/16″, and another piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 3-3/4 x 4-7/8″. I adhered the plaid paper to the card base and the Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock panel to the plaid paper.

I stamped the tree trunk from the Life Is Beautiful stampset to the white panel with Basic Gray Ink, then stamped the whole image with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I stamped the ornaments from the Tree Angle stampset with Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce inks, and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers to stamp the string on the ornaments. I used an Sponge Dauber to apply the ink to each of the ornaments since there were two coors involved. I then stamped the whole image with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Tip: Use a stamping platform such as the Stamparatus to do this so it’s in the same spot.

I used the snowflakes stamp from the Life Is Beautiful stampset with Versamark Ink and stamped it several times over the tree, then added White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I did some ink blending in the background with Balmy Blue Ink, and adhered the panel to the card.

I stamped a sentiment from the Tree Angle stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Cherry Cobbler Ink and cut it down to 3/4 x 4” and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off I added tiny Stampin’ Up! Pearls (retired) to the snowflakes and colored two large ones with Real Red Stampin’ Blends.

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, measuring 1 x 4-1/4″ and stamped the sentiment and ornaments from the Tree Angle stampset with Shaded Spruce Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these cards using this beautiful 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, Encouragement, Fourth of July, Fourth of July, Summer, Summer

Shop Your Stash Day 5: Halloween in July

Well I’m sure you have heard of Christmas in July, but have you heard of Halloween in July??? Quite frankly, I love making Halloween cards anytime of year! It’s my favorite holiday ever!!!

For this card, I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Card to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ and diecut a panel and the peekaboo panels with the Lawn Fawn Peekaboo Backdrop. I stamped the jack-o-lantern face from Papertrey Ink Pumpkin Expressions Mini Stamp Set onto a scrap of Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut it to 2 x 2″ then inked up the edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! (retired) Versamark Ink and WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine onto a piece of Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock (retired), cut it to 2 x 2″ then inked up the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Ink. Then adhered both to the back of the top panel and the peekaboo windows to each respective area of the card.

I cut a piece of the aqua Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper (not available) to 2 x 3-1/4″ and a piece of Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 1-1/2 x 3-1/4″ and used the Lawn Fawn Simple Grassy Hillsides to diecut the edge. I inked the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow with Tim Holtz Distress PEACOCK FEATHERS Ink and the grass with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Ink and adhered the pieces together and to the back of the top panel. I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Fog Gray Card to 2 x 3-1/4″ and created an ombre effect by using Black Soot Distress Ink.

I stamped images from Lawn Fawn’s Pick of the Patch and How You Bean Candy Corn stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with COPIC markers.

I used 0 and C1, Y02 and Y06, YR12 and YR16 for the candy corn, YR16 and YR09, YG01 and YG25 for the pumpkins, Y02 and YR12 for the pumpkin guts, BV11 and BV17 for the scoop, C1 and C3, N5 and N7 for the knife and W1, W3, and W5, E15, E23, and E37 for the squirrels. I diecut the images and adhered them to their respective panels and adhered those to the back of the top panel. I used Stampin’ Dimesionals to adhere some of the images and then to the card base. Then I adhered the rest of the images around the panel.

I stamped sentiments from Lawn Fawn’s Push Here stampset with Versamark Ink and WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Super Fine to the peekaboo panels. I finished it off by adding highlights to the images with Uni-Ball Signo White Broad Point Gel Pen and VIOLET GALAXY Nuvo Drops.

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 stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Pick of the Patch with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Ink. I added a candy corn image and that completes this card.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to Shop Your Stash and see what fun ideas you come up with and maybe rediscover supplies you forgot you had! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

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How to Use Up Old 12 x 12 Paper Pads

Are you like me… You’ve been buying 12 x 12 paper pads for years and years and years and now have so many you don’t know what to do with it? Well here are just a few ways I like to use my paper pads up.

1. Use them in your junk journal.
My new obsession is creating junk journals. I started watching videos on them and quickly became hooked. What is a junk journal, you ask??? It’s a journal you create using old papers, cardboards, receipts, tickets, magazine pages, junk mail. Then you can decorate it with embellishments, tags, anything you want really. Then you write in, use it as a planner or for memory keeping. If you want to learn more about it, check out this link. There are tons of videos on junk journaling.


I like to coffee dye pattern papers to age them before using them in my junk journal. Then I use them for the main pages, tags, pockets, fold outs and many, many more. It’s super easy to coffee dye paper. Mix instant coffee with hot water and either spray it onto the paper or use a metal or plastic tub/pan and dip it into coffee. Check out this video for more info.


2. Organization. Another great use for pattern paper is for organization. I used pattern papers to make dividers for my 6 x 6 paper pads. I keep mine in clear fridge bins; this one measures 8W x 14.5L x 4”H and I got this it from Amazon. I created these using old white 3 ring binder dividers I had purchased ions ago and then adding the pattern paper to the front of it. I cut the white dividers to 6-1/2”w x 7”h and the paper to 6”w x 7”h. Glue them together, add a label and you have cute dividers.


3. Make sticker books. Since I am a planner girl, I have a descent amount of stickers. And before the Happy Planner came out with their sticker books, I created my own after watching several videos on how to do this. It’s easy. You need card stock, some discs, a Happy Planner Punch or any Arc Disc Punch and extra planner pages or other paper to adhere the sticker sheets to. You can laminate your covers or leave them as is and add a sheet of clear acetate over it as I did with these since at the time I didn’t have a laminator.

For this sticker book, I cut 2 pieces of paper to 6-1/4 x 9”. You can also make dividers to organize your sticker book.


4. Make custom cover, dividers, dashboards for your planners and notebooks. Another thing I love is my planner and customizing it for the holidays. I’m a planner girl who loves to make it pretty and I found that it was easier to make my own once I bought a laminator machine. The easiest way to customize your planner is to use a paper pad that has cut aparts, stickers or other things you can use to add to your planner but no worries if you don’t. You can easily use colors from different paper pads that coordinate.

I used a paper pad from Authentique called Liberty to make my Fourth of July theme. I made mine for a Classic Happy Planner so my measurements will fit that planner. For my cover I cut the paper to 7-1/2 x 9-1/2, rounded the corners (important so you don’t stab yourself later), then I laminated it and trimmed it, leaving a 1/8″ border around it so the sides do not open so the final measures 7-3/4 x 9-3/4. Once cut, I punched the mushroom holes with my Arc Disc Punch.

For the dividers, I used dividers from my original Classic Happy Planner as a template. I find this is the easiest way to do this because they already have tabs. This will work with any size planner. But you can also just cut the paper down to the same size of your cover and then add a shape (like a star-for July 4th) as your tab. Adhere it in place before you laminate your dividers. Again, I rounded the corners before laminating then again once I trimmed them down. These measure 7-1/2 x 9-1/4″ before lamination and 7-5/8 x 9-1/4″ once laminated and trimmed.

I also cut out some of the cut aparts and laminating them to add into the pockets of my planner cover. These make great diecuts. You can also cut out images that appear on these cut aparts for a more customized diecut (i.e, cut around the liberty bell in the diecut shown below),

Another thing you can make is a bookmark or dashboard. Choose a width (I usually do half the width of my page and then use the dividers to trace a tab at the top of your bookmark. Laminate and cut it and you have a cute bookmark to mark your week or month or whatever you need.

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these find some uses for all that paper you have in your stash. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

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Shop Your Stash Day 3: Making Summer Cards Using Honeybee Stamps Frappe Shake Card Dies

While it’s probably no surprise too many that I love coffee, I love coffee stamps and dies even more. This Honeybee Stamps Frappe Shake Card Dieset as well as their Honey Bee COFFEE CUP CARD Dies are my favorites! They have everything you need to make cute coffee cup and frappe cup shaped cards and shakers. And they fit in an A2 size envelope which is great!

I thought it would be fun to reuse this dieset to make some non-coffee cards, instead make brightly colored summer beverages. I don’t know if you all remember the rocket bomb popsicles that were red, white and blue. I remember many summers as a kid eating those popsicles (they were refreshing and turned my tongue red or blue, depending on which end I ate first—what could be better??). LOL That was the inspiration for my first card.

I started by diecutting card bases using the large card, coffee cup, and the whipped cream dies in the set from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ 3 times. I also diecut 3 sets of the lid and its rim from Acetate.

I also went ahead and added Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink to the lid section of the card base on all 3 cards to create a background for the lid. Then, used Tim Holtz Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink, Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink and Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink to create an ombre effect on the coffee cup, leaving the middle area white. I sprayed some water onto it with my Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER and blotted it with a paper towel.

While the ink dried, I diecut the straw and the larger circle from the dieset from a piece of Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6 x 6 Pattern Paper (no longer available) and used the smallest star from the Sizzix Framelits Stars Die Set and Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash METALLIC KRAFT STOCK to diecut a small star. I adhered the star to the circle, the coffee cup and whipped cream to the card base and then cut the straw in half and adhered it to the front of the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I adhered the circle to the card front and added some silver confetti stars from Fanci-Fetti Stars (silver) Party Accessory to the whipped cream and then the clear lid on top of the stars (I used Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive to adhere the acetate and metallic stars).

On the inside of the card, I stamped “Happy 4th of July” with a very old stampset I had (sorry don’t know where it came from) using Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink and added 3 silver stars.

Card Inside

For the second card, I decided to make a delicious watermelon smoothie. Who doesn’t like a tasty frozen watermelon beverage on a hot summer day?!? I’m now craving a smoothie while writing this post. LOL.

For this card, I started by using Tim Holtz Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink, and Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to create an ombre effect on the coffee cup. I cut a small triangle from some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and also inked it up with the distress oxide inks. I sprayed some water onto it with my Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER and blotted it with a paper towel.


While the ink dried, I diecut the straw from a piece of Brutus Monroe Fresh Melon 6 x 6 Paper Pad. I adhered the coffee cup and whipped cream to the card base and then cut the straw in half and adhered it to the front of the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I added Nuvo EBONY BLACK Crystal Drops to the whipped cream and then adhered the clear lid on top of the stars (I used Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive to adhere the acetate). I cut a slit in the watermelon slice and adhered it to the card. I stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps SHAKE IT OFF Clear Stamp Set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I fussycut it and adhered it to the card front and added more Black Nuvo drops. I left the inside of the card blank.


And if I’m making fruity drinks for the summer, I can’t forget about a refreshing frozen lemonade! Yum!

For this card, I started by using Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink to create an ombre effect on the coffee cup. I sprayed some water onto it with my Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER and blotted it with a paper towel. Then I stamped a couple of slices from the Stampin’ Up! Lemon Zest Clear-Mount Stamp Set (which was retired recently) and Ranger Archival Chrome Yellow Ink onto the cup and one onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

While the ink dried, I diecut the straw from a piece of Catherine Pooler Designs Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper. I adhered the coffee cup and whipped cream to the card base and then cut the straw in half and adhered it to the front of the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I added Nuvo DANDELION YELLOW Glossy Drops to the whipped cream and then adhered the clear lid on top (I used Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive to adhere the acetate). I cut a slit in the lemon slice and adhered it to the card. I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Lemon Zest Clear-Mount Stamp Set (which was retired recently) onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut it out with a 1-3/4 inch punch. I adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Lemon Zest Clear-Mount Stamp Set (which was retired recently) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and lemon slices with Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink.

Card Inside

Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to Shop Your Stash and see what fun ideas you come up with and maybe rediscover supplies you forgot you had! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.