TGIF because that means I can share with you my fun projects for the February Stampin friends blog hop! I’m so excited to share my projects with you! I’m certain they will completely Brighten Someone’s Day! If you came from Jean Beaulieu's blog, thanks for continuing! Be sure to check out Tiziana Milano's Blog after visiting mine!
My card uses the Paper Blooms DSP from Sale-a-Bration, don’t wait to get yours! The promotion ends on 2/28!
To make the card:
Cardbase Night of Navy
DSP 4x5 1/4
DSP 5 strips 3/4x3 3/4
Largest Layering Circle Whisper White
2” circles in Rococo Rose and Soft Sea Foam
2x4 1/2 banner Seaside Spray
assorted small bloom flowers
My projects were inspired by a Stamin Up Demonstrator pattystamps.com. I was searching for some examples of paper albums. I wanted to make my daughter, who is turning 17 next week one, as a way to celebrate her birthday and to have to something help brighten her day since the celebration will be quite different this year! Last we had a big gathering to celebrate her 16th and then a few days later everwhere went into quarantine! Goodness....it's hard to beleive itb's been a year! I used mini cards to create the mini album the All Dressed Up dies to make the bag. I just LOVE this paper!
I made a video to show you how I made the mini album and bag!
I must say my projects make me smile! I just hope they have brightened your day as well!
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to continue along our blog hop!
Simple Stamping TipsStamping is a satisfying creative experience for many reasons, and one of them is the flexibility it offers. Make your projects as simple or complex as you like, with as few or as many color combinations as you want. Whatever you do, the results are almost sure to be amazing!
One fun technique is to “lengthen” the image, as we did with the Tu es formidable tag. First, we stamped the candle image on a piece of Basic White Cardstock, then cut the cardstock in half. We then adhered the two pieces to the tag front and hid the gap with the sentiment. Kind of tricky and kind of fun!To add a colorful touch to our Perfection card front and Schönen Geburtstag gift box belly band, we used a variation of tone-on-tone stamping using an ink that is slightly darker than the cardstock. You could also use the coordinating ink color or VersaMark ink to achieve a lighter tone-on-tone look.Tip: While you’re at it, create extra tone-on-tone stamped cardstock for use on future projects. Before long you’ll have a nice collection of Designer Series Paper—handstamped by you!Have fun simple stamping! And remember to share your work on social media using the hashtag #SimpleStamping. We love to see your work.
When a new stamp set arrives, sometimes the first thing you want to do is experiment. You may want to pull out several ink pads and stamp with the set in different ways to see how many adorable project ideas you can think up. Our concepts artists are the same, and as you can see, they had fun trying to decide how best to show off this darling donkey’s cuteness with just a few simple supplies.
For the first card, we stamped the same image twice and cut the Basic White Cardstock and Designer Series Paper layers in half. This is so easy to do and creates a pleasing mirror image effect.
For the next card, we used the same donkey image and sentiment multiple times on the same cardstock layer. It’s a simple trick, but the results are eye-catching.
For the third card, we cut the Basic White Cardstock layer into three pieces and suggested movement by revealing more and more of the same donkey image. It’s almost like a vintage cartoon reel. So fun!
And what’s more fun? Getting the Darling Donkey set for free!! That’s right! The stamp set is available until the end of February as part of Stampin Ups Sale-a-Bration. With a qualifying order of $50 you can receive this set for free!
Be sure to check it out!
Happy Stampin Steph
My card features the Garden Wishes Bundle and Dandy Garden DSP. As I mentioned in my post for the Sweet Ice Oval Frame Cards, I had come across the oval and rectangle frames while going through what I have on hand. For this I used the rectangle. My design is very similar. And very easy to recreate even if you do not have the precut rectangle diecuts.
The white frame is 3 3/4x 5 1/8
DSP layer is 4x5 1/4
I used Mossy Meadow for the cardbase.
I stamped the Dandelion image using black Memento Ink and colored it in using Stampin Blends Light & Dark Mossy Meadow Blends and Dark Mango Melody.
I attached the frame to the cardbase with dimensionals. Then I added the dandelion with dimensionals and tucked some of it under the frame.
The bee was fussy-cut from the Dandy Garden DSP. I attached it to the frame with a mini dimensional and then added the little dash stamp to shove movement for the bee.
To make the frame, use the Rectangle Stitched Framlelits. You will need a piece of Basic White or cardstock at 3 3/4"x5. Center the die on the paper and cut it out using the Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine.
I created a video to demonstrate how to make the card!
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Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!
What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!
To embark on the adventure, prepare for the trek and watch this video. Then, share the excitement with your friends and family! Be sure to subscribe by March 10th to receive this kit!
Contact me with any questions!
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At Stampin’ Up! we love Sale‑A‑Bration (happening now until 28 February)! Now is the perfect time to shop and earn fantastic Sale‑A‑Bration rewards—like our fresh and colorful Flower & Field Designer Series Paper—you can earn free with a $50 purchase.
To create our casual card, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on a layer of Basic White Cardstock, then adhere the stamped cardstock to the Mint Macaron card base. Stamp the heart image in Flirty Flamingo ink using the stamp-off technique. Then, punch five banners from our Flower & Field Designer Series Paper using the Banners Pick a Punch. Adhere the banners to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and tie with a Linen Thread bow. Done! You have the perfect, easy card to let someone know you care.
Add a little extra detail to the second card by spritzing with Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill using the Stampin’ Spritzer. Embellish the banners with flowers die cut using the Wreath Builder Dies, and add 2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Die cut the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, then finish with a fussy-cut, stamped heart popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Pretty sweet!
For our artfully avid card, we adhered additional flowers fussy cut from Designer Series Paper, plus some Vellum Cardstock. For an extra-lavish look, we layered on a die-cut heart and a fussy-cut sentiment, then amped up the artistry even more with a lacy edge made using Flower & Field Designer Series Paper and the Budding Blooms Dies.
Stepping up your cards is so much fun! Start simple and go big. Mix and match until you find the look that is right for you. You could even invite friends over to brainstorm avid and artfully avid alternatives for the casual card. We can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon!
As I was going through drawers to take inventory on what’s on hand...I came across a pack of these die cut oval and rectangle frames ...you pop the diecut out and use it as a tag, there’s a pre-cut hole in it. It was a perfect frame to showcase the Ice Cream Cone. My cards feature the Ice Cream Corner DSP and Sweet Ice Cream Stamp set and coordinating Ice Cream Cone Builder punch.
The frame is 3 3/4x 5 1/8
DSP layer is 4x5 1/4
For my first set of cards I used Bermuda Bay and a Granny Apple Green. I then made a video for my YouTube channel and decided to feature different colors so I made a few more with Terracota Tile and So Saffron and Blackberry Bliss and Purple Posey
You can make 6 cards from a sheet of 12x12.
The purpose was to show how easy it is to use this products, create a frame and create cards for casual stamping.
These cards come together so quickly!!! You can easily make multiples in minutes! 1 sheet of 12x12 DSP will make 6 cards!!
Today is the day, the much anticipated return of Hey Chick is NOW available for ordering!
Along with new coordinations dies and a new stamp set called Hey Birthday Chick! Save 10% on each set by ordering the bundles!
Order either bundle and you will receive a precut set of supplies to create the cards feature in my photo.
During Sale-A-Bration 2017, we were blown away by how much you loved the Hey Chick Stamp Set. We decided to bring it back—along with coordinating dies and a completely new bundle created in the same style.
These two bundles are only available for a limited time, so be sure to order them starting February 2, 2021.
See the document below for Bundles, Stamp Sets and Dies.
If you already have the Hey Chic from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration....just grab the dies!! AWESOME!!
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Fluttering By: Butterfly Bouquet
Butterflies are favorites with all crafters and nature lovers alike! And why not? They’re guaranteed to add a splash of color and charm to any project—which is why we’re featuring these little beauties in the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, an early release from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog.
This exciting bundle includes the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and the Brilliant Wings Dies!
No matter where you are in your papercrafting journey, the beautiful papers are perfect for the beginner crafter and can be cut and used on their own—as card fronts, for example—while the stamps and dies add intricacy to projects for casual and avid crafters.
This set will be available to purchase individually, as a bundle or a collection!! Choose what works best for your needs!
And here’s the best news: you don’t have to wait until the new Annual catalog to get them! Preorder for this lovely bundle starts on March 2nd!
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