Card Kits, Embossed Background, Halloween, Shaker, Window Cards

5 Cards 1 Kit (Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Halloween Card Kit – Home Sweet Haunted Home)

Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Haunted Home Halloween Card Kit is full of tons of goodies to make cute Halloween cards and gift bags. While the kit is now sold out, you can buy most of the items in the kit seperately. The list below has all the links. Stay tuned for the next post featuring the gift bags!

The Kit includes:

For the first card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack and a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock measuring 3-3/4 x 5″. I used Tim Holtz Distress Burnt Ember Mica Stain to color the background panel then used the Simon Says Stamp Pumpkin Patch Embossing Folder to emboss it.

I die cut the witch hat from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Royal Purple 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock using the Exclusive Sassy Witch Hat die set and added some dimension with Catherine Pooler Designs Grape Crush Ink. Then die cut the bow from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Black Glitter Cardstock and added some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Black Tinsel to the hat brim.

I stamped the sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

I finished the card by adding some black and purple sequins from my stash.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1 x 4″.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Burnt Orange 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 4 x 5-1/4″ and one to 4 x 4″.

I glued those together then cut out a shaker window using the Stampin’ Up! LAYERING CIRCLES DIES. It measures 1-7/8″. I also cut a frame from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Black Glitter Cardstock using a 2″ and 1-7/8″ circle die. I stamped the sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto a piece of acetate with Tsukineko Stazon MIDI JET BLACK Ink before adhering it to the back of the panel. Then added foam tape to the panel, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Confections Candy Corn and a piece of white cardstock behind that to make the shaker.

I stamped the pumpkins from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used YG25 and YG67 for the stem; and YR09 and YR16 for the pumpkins. I also added a sentiment strip from the 6 x 6 pattern paper pad.

I finished the card by adding some EK Success Jolee’s Boutique Candy Corn Repeats Stickers.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1 x 4″ and another to 3/4 x 4″. I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and added a pumpkin.

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For the third card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Sunshine Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the candy corn border from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto the Sunshone panel with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils.

I cut a strip of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1-1/4 x 4″ and another from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Plum Glitter Cardstock to 1-1/2 x 4″.

I stamped the sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and die cut it with the coordinating dies.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1 x 4″ and another from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Plum Glitter Cardstock to 1/2 x 4″. I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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For the fourth card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then die cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack with Queen and Company’s Foundation 18 Dies. I also cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Plum Glitter Cardstock to 3-3/4 x 4-3/4″ and a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 3-1/2 x 4-1/2″.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Halloween Harvest Moon Mica Stain to color the top panel then used the Simon Says Stamp Pumpkin Patch Embossing Folder to emboss it.

I cut a sentiment and image from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack cut apart pages as well as two strips measuring 1/2 x 3″ and 1 x 3″ to add to the top of the ghost panel.

I finished the card by adding some EK Success Jolee’s Boutique Candy Corn Repeats Stickers.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1/4 x 4-1/4″ and another to 3/4 x 4-1/4″. I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

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For the fifth card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/4 x 10-1/2″ and scored at 5-1/4″ to create the card base then rounded the corners with a 1/2 inch corner punch. Then die cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack with Queen and Company’s Foundation 16 Dies (3-3/4 x 3-3/4 stitched square).

I stamped the starts from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Lawn Fawn YETI Pigment Ink. I stamped the images from the same stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with copic markers. I used YR09, YR16 & YR27, YG03 & YG67 for the pumpkins; C00 & 0 for the clouds; Y000, Y00, & Y21 for the moon; C5 & C7 for the bats; YG03, YG67, Y000, Y00, & Y21, C5 & C7, and V05, V06, & V09 for the house; and W3 & W7 for the trees.

On the inside of the card, I die cut a piece of the Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Queen and Company’s Foundation 16 Dies (3-3/4 x 3-3/4 stitched square). I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and added a bat and pumpkin.

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Emboss Resist, Halloween, Halloween, Techniques

Emboss Resist Technique: Making a Spooky Background

Hi friends. Using the emboss resist technique to create a background is super easy and creates a very high contrast, impactful visual. Let me show you how easy this was to create.

For this card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ and embossed it with Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps: Halloween Silhouettes. I used Versamark Ink to stamp the background, added WOW Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder and heat set with my heat gun. Then colored it with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. Remember to wipe off any excess ink with apaper towel or cloth to clean off the white embossed areas.

I stamped the truck and pumpkins from Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate 6×6 Stamp Set and Honey Bee Loads of Fall Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.

I used YR16, YR18, & YR09, N2, N6 & N8 for the pumpkins; G94 & G99 for the leaves; BV11, BV08, V25 & V28 for the truck bed; Y13 & Y17 for the truck head lights; C1, C3, C5, C7, & C9 for the metal on the truck; YG05, YG17 & YG67 for the license plate; and BG000 & 0 for the truck windows.

I stamped the sentiment from Papertrey ink Pumpkin Expressions Stamp Set (retired) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. I fussycut the sentiments since I don’t have dies for this stampset.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Queen and Company Halloween Hoopla! Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added additional pumpkin and leaf vine.

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Cards, Holidays 2022, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Stenciled Background, Valentine's Day, Watercolor

Stenciled Background St. Patrick’s Day Card

Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com

Hello friends. Here’s a quick but very cute St. Patrick’s Day card featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Wooly Lucky Stampset (this came out last year I believe). It’s a very simple card with a subtle stenciled background. I love using stencils for backgrounds because it makes it so quick. And who’s got time to make complicated backgrounds these days?!? Not me.

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 the card base and a piece from Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I used the Scrapbook.com Shamrocks 6 x 8″ Stencil with Catherine Pooler Garden Party Ink to create the background. I die cut it with the largest dot die from Catherine Pooler’s Scallops & Dots Dies which measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.

I stamped the llama and two rainbows from the Simon Says Stamp’s Wooly Lucky Stampset onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black.

I colored the images with Copic colors. I used W0, W1 & 0, R20, & C7 for the llama; G07 & G09, C7 & C9, Y15 & Y17 for the hat and bow; YG03 for the shamrocks; YG03, YG17, G07, Y15 & Y17 for the blanket; R17 & R27, YR04 & YR07, YG17 & G07, B02 & B04, BV08 & BV17 for the rainbow; and BG000 & 0 for the clouds. I fussy cut all the images.

I stamped the sentiment from the from Lawn Fawn Hats Off to You Clear Stamps onto the card panel with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then using my MISTI stamped over it with Versamark Ink, heat embossed it with Ranger CLEAR Embossing Powder.

Before adhereing the images to the card panel, I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4″. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the llama.

I finished the card by adding Nuvo Crystal Drops – Metallic Bright Gold.

I left the inside of the card blank and just added two images I had previously stamped from the same stamp set.

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Cards, Christmas, Slimline

Slimline Christmas House Card featuring Scrappy Tails Crafts

Hello friends. This festive holiday card features several of the Scrappy Tails Crafts add-on dies for the Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Metal Die. These are tons of fun to play with and quickly becoming another favorite house builder set. These standalone dies are especially great for those of you who dislike or struggle with stamping.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 9 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/2″ to create the card base, which I inked with Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks to create a gradient background.

I die cut the house and chimney from Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Metal Die and then used the Slimline Brick Background Metal Craft Die to emboss the brick pattern onto them. I inked around the edges of both pieces with Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand Ink. I diecut the roof, window frames and base from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Slate Gray 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock using the Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Metal Die and German and American Christmas House Add-On Metal Craft Die and inked around them with Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray Ink. I also backed the windows with panels I cut from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and inked with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink.

I die cut the snow and pots for the Christmas trees (using the German and American Christmas House Add-On Metal Craft Die) and the lights strings (using the Christmas House Roof Add-On Metal Craft Die) from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I colored the light string with a green marker, then diecut the lights from red, green, yellow and aqua cardstock from my stash. The door was cut from Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using the Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die and inked the pieces with Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler Ink; the door knobs were cut from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock.

All the greenery was die cut from Bazzill Basics – 12 x 12 Parakeet Cardstock and inked with Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus Ink. And the bows and ornaments for the trees were die cut from Stampin’ Up! Red & Green 12″ X 12″ Foil Sheets.

I finished it off by adding some splatters with White Acrylic Paint and Tonic Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Accents to the snow and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Bright Gold to the garland and wreaths on the door.

On the inside of the card, I die cut a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using the Stampin’ Up! Word Wishes Dies and added another small wreath.

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Cards, Christmas

Holiday Card featuring Catherine Pooler’s Wrapped and Ready Stampset

Hello friends. This little car from Catherine Pooler Wrapped and Ready Stampset is so cute! I also love how large it is so it covers a good portion of an A2 card or a mini slimline card as well. In a previous post I created a mini slimline card using this stampset.

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 the card base and piece of to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2” for the top panel, which I colored using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks then diecut using Catherine Pooler’s Scallops & Dots Dies and embossed the panel with one of Queen and Company’s Embossing Folder Bundle folders.

I stamped the car image and several ornaments from the Catherine Pooler Wrapped and Ready Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and the sentiment with Catherine Pooler Rockin Red Ink.

I colored the car with Copic Markers. I used R05, R17 & R46; Y02 and Y18; and C1, C3, C5, C7 & C9 for the car. R05, R17 & R46; Y02 and Y18; C1, C3, C5, C7; YG01, YG25, YG17; BV11 & BV08; YR14 & YR16; B00 & B02; and R81 & R85 for the gifts; and R05, R17 & R46; YG01, YG25, YG17; and C1, C3, C5 for the ornaments. I used a White Uni-Ball Gel Pen to add highlights to the car.

I adhered the sentiment and some of the ornaments using 3M Foam Tape. I finished it off by adding Ranger Glossy Accents Glue to the windshield.

I left the inside of the card empty.

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Cards, Christmas

Easy Slimline Holiday Card – Using Embossing Folder to Add Texture to Focal Image

Hello friends. I’m loving this Retro Ornament Dieset from Catherine Pooler! The images are large enough to cover an A2 size card and really great on a slimline card. I went for a more traditional color but then decided to try a little less traditional color scheme.

For these cards, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create the card bases and piece of to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4” for the top panel. For the first card, I used the Catherine Pooler’s Rouge and Eucalyptus Inks to color white cardstock using direct-to-paper technique. Then diecut three rectangles using Catherine Pooler’s Scallops & Dots Dies. I adhered them offset.

I die cut the ornaments from gold cardstock from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash METALLIC KRAFT STOCK using the Retro Ornament Dieset. I embossed them with two embossing folders from Queen and Company’s Embossing Folder Bundle and backed them with Vellum before adhering them. I stamped a sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Wrapped and Ready Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Rouge Ink, trimmed it down and added 3M Foam Tape to adhere it to the card.

I finished it off by adding some Tonic Pale Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! ‘Joy to the World’ Paper Pumpkin stampset (Paper Pumpkin is a subscription box so this stampset is not available for purchase) with Eucalyptus Ink and adhered the gold star shape that I had cut out of one of the ornaments.

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For the second card, I used the Catherine Pooler’s Suede Shoes and Cummerbund Inks to color white cardstock using direct-to-paper technique and diecut the three rectangles using Catherine Pooler’s Scallops & Dots Dies once again. I die cut the ornaments from silver cardstock instead and embossed them with the two same embossing folders from Queen and Company’s Embossing Folder Bundle and backed them with Vellum before adhering them. I stamped a sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Wrapped and Ready Stampset with Cummerbund Ink, trimmed it down and added 3M Foam Tape to adhere it to the card.

I finished it off by adding some Liquid Mercury Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! ‘Joy to the World’ Paper Pumpkin stampset (Paper Pumpkin is a subscription box so this stampset is not available for purchase) with Suede Shoes ink and adhered the silver star shape that I had cut out of one of the ornaments.

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Cards, Emboss Resist, Fall, Fall, Holidays 2021

Three Fall Cards Using the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset

I love this new Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset from Honey Bee Stamps! You can create all kinds of cute pumpkins. You can also add flowers and the coordinating dies makes it easy to cut everything out. I made three cards using different color papers and coloring methods but with the same embossing powder. I wanted to see how to create different cards by just making subtle changes. Using pattern papers and embossing folders is also an easy way to add interest.

For the 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 make the card base and cut a piece of the watercolor leaf paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 4 x 5-1/4″ and another of the purple leaf paper to 2 x 5-1/4″.

I used Versamark Ink to stamp several of the pattern pumpkins, leaves, curly vines and the stem from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Then diecut all the pieces with the oval die included in the coordinating dieset. I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks to color the pumpkin and Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn to color the leaves and vines. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up the center piece of the pumpkin and some of the leaves. Before adhering it to the card I added Love From Lizi Straight Peel-Off Stickers in Gold.

I stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and diecut it with the coordinating dies. I added a little Mowed Lawn Distress Ink around the edges.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of the same watercolor leaf paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 1 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Stamp Set with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

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For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Catherine Pooler Sand Dunes 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (discontinued-any kraft cardstock will work) to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and cut a piece of the purple paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I used Versamark Ink to stamp several of the pattern pumpkins, leaves, curly vines and the stem from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset onto some Catherine Pooler Sand Dunes 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Then diecut all the pieces with the oval die included in the coordinating dieset. I used Tim Holtz Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin Distress Inks to color the pumpkin and Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn to color the leaves and vines. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up the center piece of the pumpkin and some of the leaves.

I diecut the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Honey Cuts and Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ 3x and adhered them together. I colored the bottom of the word with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to create an ombre effect. I adhered it onto the pumpkin and stamped the rest of the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of the white leaf pattern paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad. I trimmed it down to 1/2 x 1-7/8″ before adhering to the card.

I finished it off by adding some Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers in Gold Mirror Moondust.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of the same purple paper from Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 1 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Happy Fall Y’all Stamp Set with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink.

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For the third card, I kept thing a little simpler. I started by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! 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 the card base. I embossed the front to the card with one of the embossing folders from the Queen & Co’s Embossing Folder Bundle.

This time, I used Versamark Ink to stamp several of the pattern pumpkins, leaves, curly vines, flowers and the stem from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset onto some Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Tip: Make sure to use a good amount of anti-static powder when using embossing powder on dark cardstock or it will stick where you don’t want. Then diecut all the pieces with the oval die included in the coordinating dieset. I colored the leaves, vine sand flowers with Prismacolor Pencils.

I diecut the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Honey Cuts and Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock. I adhered it onto the pumpkin and stamped the rest of the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock. I trimmed it down to 3/8 x 7/8″ before adhering to the card.

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 left it blank.

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Birthdays, Cards, Celebrations, Encouragement, Fourth of July, Hello, Holidays 2021, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Summer

Farmhouse Card For Any Occasion featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Another great add-on dieset from Honey Bee Stamps! The Farmhouse Add-on Dies and Stampset coordinate with the House Builder Card Base Dies and allow you to make lots of cute cards. The last card I made was very patriotic but for this one I decided to make a more traditional farmhouse which can be used for any occasion.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x with the House Builder Card Base Dies from Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock. I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart.

Then die cut the roof and porch steps, and chimney from Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock and stenciled bricks on the front of the house with Tim Holtz BRICKED Layering Stencil and Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink, the Lawn Fawn Yeti Ink.

I adhered the roof and chimney to the card base and diecut the porch header 2x from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and added some Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock behind the headers. I also diecut the window frames, porch rails, porch beams/columns, porch rail beams, deck/porch foundation also from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I diecut the window backs from Stampin’ Up! Pool Party 8.5 x 11″ Cardstock, the curtains from House Builder Card Base Dies with Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6×6 Paper Pad (I believe it’s discontinued) and the door from some brown cardstock from my stash. I stamped a wood pattern on the door using Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Ink and Stampin’ Up!’s Hardwood Clear Mount Background Stamp (retired) and used Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock for the doorknob. Before adhering all the diecuts to the card, I used the Scrappy Tails Slimline Brick Background Metal Craft Die and Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock and adhered them to the card.

I diecut the flowers and leaves from the House Builder Card Base with green, pink, yellow and navy blue cardstock from my stash.

I stamped the decorative star, two rooster weathervanes, two lanterns, two hanging pots, the table, chair, one plant and a mailbox onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used B23, B24 and B26 for the star and hanging pots, B21 and B23 for the chair, YG11 and YG17 for the plants, Y02 and Y13 for the flower pot, mailbox and lantern light, C1 and C3 for the lanterns and W3 and W5 for the table.

I left the inside of the card blank.


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Cards, Fourth of July, Holidays 2021, Summer

Fourth of July/Patriotic House Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

When I purchased this Honey Bee Stamps Farmhouse Add-on Dies and Stampset I knew I had to make a patriotic themed card. And love how it turned out! There really are endless possibilities with the House Builder Card Base Dies and add-on dies and stampsets available.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x from the House Builder Card Base Dies, chimney, roof, 2 windows, porch steps and four bushes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart. Then stenciled bricks on the front of the house with Tim Holtz BRICKED Layering Stencil and Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink, also colored the porch steps with Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink, roof and chimney with Tim Holtz BLUEPRINT SKETCH and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks, the door with Barn Door, bushes with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and windows with Broken China Distress Inks.

I adhered the roof and chimney to the card base and added a brick pattern to the chimney with a White Gel Pen.

I diecut the window frames, porch header (I added a piece of vellum behind it which I colored with Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate Ink), window frames, porch rails and beams/columns from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Farmhouse Add-on Dies. I also diecut curtains from Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6×6 Paper Pad (I believe it’s discontinued) with the House Builder Card Base.

I stamped the decorative star, bunting, bench and one flower pot onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I also stamped a wreath with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I used E23 and E27 for the bench and flower pot, YG17 and YG67 for the plant, R27, R46 and R59 for the star and R27, R46 & R59, B26 & B29, and C1 & 0 for the bunting. Then die cut the images with the Farmhouse Add-on Dieset. As a finishing touch I added a doorknob with Tonic LIQUID MERCURY Nuvo Crystal Drops. A die for the doorknob is included in the dieset but it’s so tiny I’m always afraid to misplace it.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment “Happy Fourth of July” using a really old greeting stampset (maybe Lawn Fawn or SSS- it was before I started labelling my stamps) and added bunting underneath.


Supplies

Doodlebug Designs Yankee Doodle 6×6 Paper Pad

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

Birthdays, Christmas

3 Techniques Using 1 Stamp

Hello friends. Today I’m focusing on using distress markers, ink and watercolors to create different looks using one stamp. I bought this Tim Holtz Wood Mount Iced Coffee Sketch Stamp several months ago and was saving it for the holidays because I don’t know about you but I’m all about specialty coffees during the holidays. These are available in my shop for purchase If you’re interested.

For the first card, I stamped the coffee cup image onto a piece of Montval Acid Free Coldpress Watercolor Paper, measuring 3-3/4 x 5” with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink and colored the image with Distress Markers. I love distress markers and don’t use them enough! I used Pumice Stone and Picket Fence for the whipped cream, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint for the straw, Antique Linen and Ground Espresso for the coffee cup, Candied Apple and Fired Brick for the sleeve and Tumbled Glass for the background.

I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8 1/2 x 11” Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. I cut a piece of red and white striped pattern paper from my stash to 4 x 5-1/4” and adhered it to the card base. I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Simply Winter Sentiments with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink to the top and adhered it to the card. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bottle Green.

On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the same red and white striped pattern paper, measuring 1 x 5-1/4” and stamped another greeting in Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink from the same stampset.

Dimensions


For the second card, I stamped the coffee cup image onto a piece of Montval Acid Free Coldpress Watercolor Paper, measuring 3-3/4 x 5” with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink and colored the image with my Kuretake Gansai Tanbi 36 Watercolor Set. I taped the image panel down to my glass mat with some Blue Painters Tape and I used 20, 10, 64 and 95 for the whipped cream, 63 and 10 for the lid, 30 and 36 for the straw, 43, 47 and 10 for the coffee cup, 51 and 54 for the sleeve, and 50, 64, and 10 for the background. I added splashes with some of the gold watercolor from the set.

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 make a card base. I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash METALLIC KRAFT STOCK to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2” and adhered it to the card base. While the watercolor panel dried, I stamped a sentiment from the Honeybee Stamps Shake-It Off Stampset, fussycut it and adhered it to the panel, then adhered it to the card base. I stamped the coffee bean from the Honeybee Stamps Shake-It Off Stampset with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink, fussycut it and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Bright Gold.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a birthday greeting in from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stampset with Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink.

Dimensions


For the third card, I stamped the coffee cup image onto a piece of Montval Acid Free Coldpress Watercolor Paper, measuring 4 x 5-1/4” with WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder and Versamark Clear Embossing Ink. I used distress Inks and daubers to color the image. I used Pumice Stone for the whipped cream, Tumbled Glass for the lid, Mowed Lawn for the straw and Iced Coffee sign, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain for the coffee cup, and 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 Apple, Fired Brick for the sleeve, and Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Salty Ocean for the background. I sprayed water on the background to create spots.

With a black permanent marker, I colored in the middle section of the sleeve and added tiny square I fussycut from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash METALLIC KRAFT STOCK and adhered it to the sleeve.

I then created a snowy hill from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ by cutting a curve by hand along one edge, then used Tumbled Glass to color the snow. I adhered it to the panel with some 3M Foam Tape.

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 make a card base. I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock WHITE GLITTER Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2” and adhered it to the card base. I adhered the card panel and hillside to the glitter paper with Tombow Mono adhesive. I stamped OH from Honeybee Stamps Shake-It Off Stampset upside down to create HO HO HO with Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink, fussycut it out and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped 3 coffee beans from the Honeybee Stamps Shake-It Off Stampset with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink, fussycut them and adhered them to the snow. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a holiday greeting in from Lawn Fawn Simply Winter Sentiments with Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink.

Dimensions

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