Cards, Stampin' Up!, Summer, Thank Yous

Fun Fold Sweet Ice Cream Thank You Card and Using Your Older 6 x 6 Paper Pads

Hi everyone! I was playing with the Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream Stampset and tried to think of a card I can make using minimal supplies and taking advantage of all the paper in my stash! Here’s what I came up with.

I used Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and cut off 1-1/2″ from the front right side of the card base. I also cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! 6 x 6 Subtles (retired) polka dot paper in So Saffron to 3 x 5-1/2″ and a piece of Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack to 1/2 x 5-1/2″ which I adhered to the front of the card and a piece of pink polka dot paper from the Doodlebug Designs 12 x 12 Milk and Cookies Petite Print Assortment (not sure if it’s available anymore) for the inside, which I cut to 1-3/8 x 5-1/2″.

I stamped the ice cream cone from Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand Ink (cone) and Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake Ink (waffle pattern), and four ice cream scoops with Catherine Pooler Designs Be Mine, Lime Rickey, It’s a Boy and Serenade Inks. I also stamped the highlight that comes in the stampset with Lawn Fawn Yeti Ink on the pink and blue scoops and sprinkles on the green and purple scoops with Catherine Pooler Designs Over Coffee Ink and adhered the ice cream pieces to the card.

I stamped and fussycut the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dark Walnut.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the ice cream cone with Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand Ink and the scoop with Catherine Pooler Designs Be Mine Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try this cute summer fun fold card using this stampset and paper from your stash! 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.

Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Father's Day, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Another Easy Masculine Birthday Card featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business

Hi friends! As promised, here I another quick and simple masculine card idea using Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set. These can be easily mass produced and allows you to use up some of your pattern papers.

For this card, I used Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base. I cut a piece of striped Pear Pizazz pattern paper from the Stampin’ Up! Coffee Break 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (retired), measuring 1-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and two pieces of the woodgrain pattern paper from the same paper pack measuring 1-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and 3/4 x 2-1/2″.

I stamped the decanter and three glasses from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Espresso Truffle Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used BG000 + 0 for the glass and E34 + E37 + E29 for the whiskey.

Before adhering the images to the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set onto the card with Memento Espresso Truffle Ink. I added some Love From Lizi Gold Mirror Moondust Pinstripe Peel-offs to the pattern paper pieces then added the images, popping up two of the glasses with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it off by adding Pale Gold Nuvo Drops.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Biggest Wish Stamp Set with Pear Pizazz Ink and Memento Espresso Truffle Ink plus a glass from Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Memento Espresso Truffle Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try this easy masculine card using this stampset and paper for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting.

Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Slimline, Stampin' Up!, Summer

A Sweet Summer Slimline Birthday Card featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream

Hi friends! Love the look of watercolor but not so great at it like me?!? This Sweet Ice Cream Stampset from Stampin’ Up! is a great option. You can make quick cards with little effort but they look like you spent lots of time watercoloring the images. 🙂 And they look so cute when complete!

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 8-1/4″. I used Stampin’ Up! Pool Party Ink and the sprinkle dots from the Sweet Ice Cream Stampset to create the background.

I stamped 3 popsicles and 2 ice cream cones onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Sahara Sand and Soft Suede (cone, popsicle sticks and one ice cream scoop and sprinkles) Inks, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo (popsicles). I used second generation stamping to get the different shades on the popsicles as well as for the pink ice cream scoop.

I stamped a sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream Stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Gorgeous Grape and fussycut it. I also stamped the rest of my sentiment directly on the card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. After adhereing all the images and esntiment to teh card I finished it off ny adding some Doodlebug Sprinkles Self Adhesive Enamel Dots in Bumblebee, Lilac, Swimming Pool, and Cupcake.

On the inside, I stamped the sprinkle dots from the Sweet Ice Cream Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Pool Party Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try this cute summer slimline ice cream 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.

Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Father's Day, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Easy to Mass Produce Masculine Cards featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business

Hi friends! As promised, here a few more masculine card ideas using Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set. These can be easily mass produced and are great for birthdays, Father’s Day or any celebration.

For the first card, I used Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ cut to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the curly rind from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Coastal Cabana Ink to create the background. Then adhered the panel to the card base.

I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 7/8 x 5-1/4″ and stamped the woodgrain border from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Early Espresso Ink to create a border and adhered it to the card.

I stamped 3 glass images and one curly rind from Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. A tip for mass producing this card is do everything in steps (cut all your cardstock, then all the stamping etc). I used BG000 + 0 for the glass, YR16 + YR21 + YR23 for the whiskey and YR16 + YR27 for the rind.

I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Old Olive Ink and trimmed it to 3/4 x 2-3/4″ and adhered that to a piece of Stampin’ Up! Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, cut to 1 x 3″. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the glasses to the card.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″, adhered it to the card and stamped a sentiment and glasses from Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set and another from Stampin’ Up!’s Well Said Stamp Set (retired) with Old Olive Ink.

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For the second card, I followed the same steps but used Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the card base and stamped the curly rind with So Saffron Ink to create the background.

I used Stampin’ Up! Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the border and stamped the woodgrain border with Coastal Cabana Ink.

The glass images were stamped and colored the same as before. And I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Early Espresso Ink. I backed the sentiment strip with Stampin’ Up! So Saffron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″, adhered it to the card and stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Well Said Stamp Set (retired) with Coastal Cabana Ink and glasses from Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Early Espresso Ink.

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For the third card, I followed the same steps as before but used Stampin’ Up! Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the card base and stamped the curly rind with Early Espresso Ink to create the background.

I used Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the border and stamped the woodgrain border with Old Olive Ink.

The glass images were stamped and colored the same as before. And I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Coastal Cabana Ink. I backed the sentiment strip with Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″, adhered it to the card and stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Well Said Stamp Set (retired) with Early Espresso Ink and glasses from Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business Stamp Set with Coastal Cabana Ink.

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

Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Father's Day, Masculine, Spring, Stampin' Up!, Summer

An Old Fashioned Birthday Card featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Whiskey Business

Hi everyone! Need an easy masculine card or for someone who loves a good old fashioned adult beverage??? Well have I got some cards for you! This post features one pretty quick and simple card. More cards to come… stay tuned.

For this 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 4-1/2″ to make a card base and diecut a 3-3/4″circle from Balmy Blue 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8/PK – Circles. Then embossed it with the Stampin’ Up! Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder (discontinued). Any woodgrain embossing folder will do here.

I distressed it with Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue and Soft Suede Inks and adhered it to the card base. Next I stamped the decanter, two glasses and one rind images from the Stampin’ Up! Whiskey Business Cling Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and added Ranger Gold Embossing Powder.

I used Copic Markers to color the images. Be very careful with the tips of your markers as embossing powder will get stuck to it. You have to keep rubbing it off as you color so as not to ruin your nibs. I used B0000 + 0 for the glasses and decanter, YR21, YR23 and YR27 for the liquid.

I fussycut the images and adhered them to the card, adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the one glass. Next, I stamped the sentiment onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ from the Stampin’ Up! Whiskey Business Cling Stamp Set with Soft Suede Ink and cut it to 1 x 2-7/8” and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I finished it off by adding Ranger Glossy Accents to the decanter and glasses and some Nuvo Drops in Metallic Bright Gold.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue Ink and added a strip of Balmy Blue 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, measuring 1 x 5-1/4” which I embossed with the Stampin’ Up! Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder (discontinued) and distressed with Balmy Blue and Soft Suede Inks.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these easy masculine card using this stampset and paper for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting.

Birthdays, Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thank Yous

5 Cards featuring Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings and Sweet Strawberry

Hello friends. I had a lot of fun creating this very easy fruity card set featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Berry Blessings Stampset (featured on page 14 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog) and Sweet Strawberry Stampset. The Sweet Strawberry Stampset coordinates with the Strawberry Builder Punch found on page 44 of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. This set is available for purchase in my shop.

For the all the cards, I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base and a panel to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the outline images from the Berry Blessings Stampset and Sweet Strawberry Stampset to create the background and adhered it to the card base. Then cut a piece of Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP to 1-7/8 x 4-1/2″ and a piece of a Stampin’ Up! colored cardstock to x 1-3/4 x 4-3/4″ and adhered them together. I stamped and fussycut all focal point images using both the outlines and solid stamps. I then stamped all the sentiments onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock, Cut them down and added colored cardstock behind them. I adhered the sentiment and images with 3M Foam Tape and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the first card, I used Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink, Granny Apple Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink and Pacific Point Ink. And the sentiment strip measures 15/16 x 2-3/4″ and the color cardstock behind it measures 1-3/16 x 2-3/4″.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP to 1 x 4-1/4″ and left the inside blank.

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For the second card, I used Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink, and Granny Apple Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink. And the sentiment strip measures 15/16 x 2-3/4″ and the color cardstock behind it measures 1-3/16 x 2-3/4″.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP to 1 x 4-1/4″ and left the inside blank.

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For the third card, I used Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink, and Granny Apple Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, Balmy Blue Ink, Calypso Coral Ink, and Memento Tuxedo Ink. And the sentiment strip measures 15/16 x 2-3/4″ and the color cardstock behind it measures 1-3/16 x 2-3/4″.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP to 1 x 4-1/4″ and left the inside blank.

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For the fourth card, I used Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink, and Granny Apple Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, Balmy Blue Ink, Daffodil Delight, and Memento Tuxedo Ink. And the sentiment strip measures 15/16 x 2-3/4″ and the color cardstock behind it measures 1-3/16 x 2-3/4″.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP to 1 x 4-1/4″ and left the inside blank.

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For the fifth card, I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink, and Granny Apple Green Ink, and Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Ink. And the sentiment strip measures 15/16 x 2-3/4″ and the color cardstock behind it measures 1-3/16 x 2-3/4″.

On the inside, I cut a piece of Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP to 1 x 4-1/4″ and left the inside blank.

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

Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Spring, Stampin' Up!, Summer

Using the Same Word Die Two Ways – Birthday Cards

Hi everyone! I made some fruity birthday cards using the positive and negative created using the Happy Birthday To You Die from My Favorite Things (discontinued). This is a great way to make multiple cards with minimal supplies and not waste anything. This paper I uses can be found on page 14 of the new Sale-A-Bration 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 10″ and scored at 5-1/2″ to make a card base and a piece of Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP to 4-1/4″ x 4-3/4″. I also cut the front of the card to 4-3/4″ long.

I diecut the sentiment from the Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP using Happy Birthday To You Die from My Favorite Things (discontinued) and adhered a piece of Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to the back of it and adhered both to card base with Tombow Mono Multipurpose Glue. I saved the positive letters that were diecut with the die to use on my next card.

To add a pop of color behind the front panel and to the inside, I cut a piece of Garden Green 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and adhered it on the right side of the card inside. Next, I fussycut images from the Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP and adhere them to the front of the card, popping up two of them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it by adding some Love From Lizi White Pin Stripe Peel-offs.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Well Said Stamp Set with Poppy Parade Ink and a fussycut a strawberry from the Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP.

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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. I adhered the letters for the sentiment to the card with Tombow Mono Multipurpose Glue. Tip: To easily aand perfectly dhere the sentiment, cut a scrap piece of the sentiment and tape it down to the card suing low-tack tape. Then adhere your letters in the negative space. You won’t need to try to space out or align the letters.

Next, I fussycut some fruit and leaf images from the Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP and adhered them to the card. I finished it off by adding some Pearl Basic Jewels.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Well Said Stamp Set with Blackberry Bliss Ink and a fussycut a strawberry from the Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP.

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

Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Spring, Stampin' Up!, Summer

Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings Stampset and Berry Delightful DSP

Happy New Year everyone! New year, time for some new posts! I want to start the year by introducing you to this cute watercolor berry stampset (Berry Blessings Stampset) and paper featured on page 14 of the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog. Yes, it is time for Sale-A-Bration people!!! It’s time to get free items with your purchases and who doesn’t like free goodies?!? I get very excited about gift-with-purchase promotions. 🙂

This stampset looks like you spent hours watercoloring images without the hassle; I love watercoloring but it can be time consuming and I’m not great at it. It also coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry Stampset and Strawberry Builder Punch found on page 44 in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

I kept these simple, letting the stamps and paper to do the hard work for me. 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 and a panel to 4 x 5-1/4″. Then diecut a circle with a 2-5/8 circle die from the Stampin’ Up! Circle Layering Dies.

I diecut a 2-7/8 circle from a piece of Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper and used Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue Ink and a large watercolor brush to create a watercolor background on the circle piece. Then added splashes using a small watercolor brush and Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue Ink and Granny Apple Green Ink to the watercolor circle as well as the top panel. Once dry, I adhered the circle to the back of the top panel in the window and the top panel to the card base with Tombow Mono Multipurpose Glue.

Next, I stamped and fussycut fruit and leaf images from the Berry Blessings Stampset and also fussycut some strawberries from the Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP. I used Granny Apple Green Ink, Pacific Point Ink, and Rich Razzleberry Ink.

Before adhering the fruit images, I stamped a sentiment from Berry Blessings Stampset with Poppy Parade Classic Ink onto the card then adhered the fruit images, popping some up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Lastly I added some black lines around the circle using a circle die and a Black 0.03 Sakura Pigma Micron Pen.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Well Said Stamp Set with Pacific Point Ink and some berries from the Berry Blessings Stampset with Granny Apple Green Ink, and Rich Razzleberry Ink.

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For the second card, I made an stepped up version. I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base and a panel of Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of Vellum to 3-5/8″ x 4-1/2″ and adhered them to the card base.

Then diecut a 2-7/8 circle from Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock and 2-5/8 circle from Berry Delightful 12 x 12 DSP with dies from the Stampin’ Up! Circle Layering Dies and adhered them to the card.

Next, I stamped fruit and leaf images from the Berry Blessings Stampset with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder. I watercolored the images using Granny Apple Green Ink, Garden Green Ink, Pacific Point Ink, Poppy Parade Ink and Rich Razzleberry Ink. I fussycut them all out and adhered them to the card, popping some up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from Berry Blessings Stampset with Rich Razzleberry Ink, fussycut it out, and adhered it to the card. To finish it off, I added some Metallic Bright Gold Nuvo Drops and Gold Twine.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Well Said Stamp Set with Garden Green Ink and adhered some blueberries I had previously stamped and watercolored.

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

Cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Using Pattern Paper As a Focal Point

Here’s a quick way to create a focal point on your card — pattern paper and a geometric die. It’s quick and you can use minimal supplies.

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 diecut a piece of Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper with a 2-7/8 circle die from the Stampin’ Up! Circle Layering Dies. This will be the background for my image.

I stamped the ice skating bear from the Warm & Toasty Stampset onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored him using Copics since I don’t have enough colors in my Stampin Blends. I used R20 (cheeks); R81, R83, R85 & R56 (hat and scarf); and N1, BG000 & 0 (bear). I fussycut the image out and set it aside.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Warm & Toasty Stampset onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue Ink and trimmed it down to 7/8 x 4-1/4”.

I adhered the pattern paper piece, image and sentiment strip to the card. I finished off the card by diecutting some snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes Die from Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, and Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Fireside Trimmings Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo Ink. I stamped the small polar bear from the Warm & Toasty Stampset onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored him using Copics. I used R20 (cheeks), N1, BG000 & 0 (bear). I fussycut the image out, adhered it to the bottom to the card and added some diecut snowflakes from Balmy Blue 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.

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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, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Stampin’ Up!’s Gnome for the Holidays

Hello friends. These little gnomes featured in the Stampin’ Up!’s Gnome for the Holidays are super adorable! They were pretty easy to color and fussycut. I was able to stamp and quickly color the images. This stampset can be found on page 23 of the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.

Ok so let’s see how this card came together. I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base and two pieces to 4 x 5-1/4″. One piece I embossed using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, then created a gradient sky using Balmy Blue Ink and Misty Moonlight Ink and adhered it to the card.

On the second piece, I stamped the gnome tree house with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and drew the ground with a pencil and went over it with a Sakura Pigma Micron Blister Black Pen, 05. Make sure to use a marker that will not bleed with your paper or what ever coloring medium you will be using. I also stamped the gnomes onto another piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I colored the images with Stampin’ Blends. I used Real Red Light & Dark, Old Olive Light & Dark, Crumb Cake Light & Dark, Daffodil Delight Light & Dark, Pool Party Light & Dark and Smoky Slate Light & Dark. I fussycut all the images out, leaving a white border and adhered them to the card, adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to some of the gnomes.

I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Gnome for the Holidays onto a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock with Real Red Ink and trimmed it down to 1/2 x 2-7/8″ and cut out banner tails on one side. I adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card by ading some highlights to the images using a Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point White Gel Pen.

On the inside, I just stamped a gnome from the Stampin’ Up!’s Gnome for the Holidays with Real Red Ink.

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