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2 cards Using One Stampset and Easy Watercolor Backgrounds

Hello friends. Do you need some last minute Fall or Thanksgiving cards or perhaps a Birthday card?? The Honey Bee Stamps Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set is great for such cards! I created very simple watercolor backgrounds using one color of distress ink. These cards also use minimal supplies. And while I used my Copics and added shadowing and highlights to the images, you can color them flat and make it simpler. They would still look great!

For my first card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4 to create the card base. I cut a piece of Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″. I used Ranger Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink to watercolor the background and added splatters using Tim Holtz GROUND ESPRESSO Distress Paint and set it aside to dry.

I stamped the images from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, colored them with Copic Markers and die cut them with the coordinating Honey Cuts Treat Yo Self Dies. I used Y18 + YR04 + YR09 and YG03 + YG05 + G07 for the pumpkins; E25 + E29 + E49 (chocolate syrup), BG10 + 0 (lid), YG03 + YG05 + G07 (cup), N2 + 0 and YR04 + YR09 (straw) on the cup; and YR00 + YR14 + Y04 + Y09 (filling), N1 + 0 (whipped cream), E33 + E25 + E29 (crust and coffee beans/nuts) for the pie.

I adhered the watercolored panel to the card base using wet glue and the images using wet glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. I die cut the ‘Autumn’ word and the largest shadow using the Honey Bee Autumn Buzzword Dies. I used Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) for the word and Simon Says Stamp Vellum for the shadow. I stamped a sentiment from the Honey Bee Autumn Buzzword Stamp Set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink and cut it down to 3/8 x 1-3/4″. I adhered all the sentiment pieces to the card using wet glue. To finish off the card I added highlights using a Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point White Gel Pen, shimmer to the ‘Autumn’ buzzword with Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen, and added Ranger Glossy Accents to the lid.

The inside of the card was left blank.

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For my second card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4 to create the card base. I cut a piece of Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″. I used Ranger Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink to watercolor the background and added splatters using Tim Holtz GROUND ESPRESSO Distress Paint and set it aside to dry.

I stamped the images from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, colored them with Copic Markers and die cut them with the coordinating Honey Cuts Treat Yo Self Dies. I used BG11 + BG15 (mug), N2 + 0 (whipped cream), E37 + E29 + E49 (chocolate frosting), and RV10 + R83 (flower); E15 + E37 + E29 (crust and beans/nuts), N2 + 0 (whipped cream), R81 + R83 + R85 (filling) for the pie slice; E37 + E29 + E49 for the beans; and R83 + RV10 (frosting), E37 + E29 (cake), R17 + R27 + R29 (ribbon) and N2 + 0 (popsicle stick) for the cake pop.

I adhered the watercolored panel to the card base using wet glue and the images using wet glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped a sentiment from the Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink and die cut it with the coordinating Honey Cuts Treat Yo Self Dies. I adhered the the sentiment to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card I added Nuvo Sea Breeze Jewel Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Village Shops and the cake pop from Treat Yo Self 6×6 Stamp Set with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink. And that completes this card.

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

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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!

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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!

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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!