Sunday, April 8, 2018

Another birthday card using Stampin' Up!'s Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch.
The flowers are stamped with their Wisteria Wonder ink, the stems, leaves and sentiments in Garden Green ink - all mounted on Garden Green cardstock.  And a couple of coordinating heart embellishments.  This is an A7 size card.
This card uses 2 of Stampin' Up!'s stamp sets - Weather Together with the coordinating Umbrella Framelits and Bella and Friends.  When I first got the Weather Together set I spent many hours cutting umbrellas in many colors and patterns.  This is only the 2nd card I have put together, using one of the umbrellas, but I think it is a fun card and I am sure I will make several more versions in the months to come.  This is an A2 size card.  

I just recently got the Sheltering Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  And then waited to get their Stamparatus to try out layering the set using the four sides of the 2 stamping platforms.  It worked great.  I made this card and then my friend made almost an exact duplicate without having to move any of the stamps off the platforms.  I have seen several cards using this general layout but inking with colors and stamps reflective of the four seasons of the year and hope to try something similar in the months ahead.  Added a couple of tiny butterflies for this summer version. I just love this sentiment. This is an A7 size card.

I love Stampin' Up!'s detailed dies.  This card is cut using their Flourish Thinlits Dies and the coordinating Flourishing Phrases stamp set, stamped with their Fresh Fig ink. This is an A7 size card.
My sister was up visiting several weeks ago and we decided to CASE some cards we saw on Pinterest.  I love the detailed Butterflies Thinlits dies from Stampin' Up! so we searched for some quick and easy ideas online.

The first one was CASEd from a card we saw by Wanda Pettijohn from My Creative Corner.  I used a patterned designer paper for the butterfly die cut and accented it with Rich Razzleberry cardstock and ink.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Butterfly Basics stamp set.

The second one was CASEd from a card we saw by Mary Brown from Create with Connie and Mary.  I matched some designer paper I had on had with some Tranquil Tide cardstock and ink. And used the same sentiment stamp from Stampin Up!'s Butterfly Basics stamp set.

Both of these 2 cards were inspired by the Paper Pumpkin January 2018 Heartfelt Love Notes. I don't really send out many Valentine cards but I love the black foiled card bases in this kit.  I thought it would  be great for Anniversaries so I put together a couple of cards. These 2 showcase some very simple hearts - on one cut from a bronze foil paper and the other in one of my favorite colors - Bermuda Bay using the Heart Happiness stamp set from Stampin' Up! and Sweet and Sassy and Lots to Love Framelits.  Both are A2 size cards.
I love the Valentine Card I made for my husband this year.  It is a combination of Stampin' Up!'s  Sure Do Love You stamp set with coordinating  Lots to Love Framelits Dies, and their Heart Happiness stamp set, and Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies.  All the pieces were stamped with their Real Red and Bermuda Bay inks. These 2 stamp sets and dies were available in the 2018 Occasions Catalog - available thru May 31st.

This card was made using Stampin' Up!'s Blossoming Basket stamp set - which was free during the Jan-March 2018 Sale-A-Bration promotion with a qualifying purchase.

I stamped the basket directly onto a mat of their Whisper White Card stock using their Archival Basic Black ink (this helps prevent color bleed when coloring with the Stampin' Up! markers). I colored the basket with  the Crumb Cake, the flowers with Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry, and the leaves with Always Artichoke and Pear Pizazz  markers.  The embossed background and mats were all daubed with Rich Razzleberry ink.  The sentiment was from their Birthday Blossoms stamp set.  All matted on a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock. This is an A2 size card.

These 3 cards were created using Stampin' Up!'s Amazing You stamp set and coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  Another of the free items offered during the Jan-March Sale-A-Bration - both items free with a $150 purchase.

For this first card the flowers were stamped directly on the card with Olive Green ink and then water colored with Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry inks.   The Celebrate cut-outs were die cut with one of dies from the Celebrate You Thinlits. The front panel was then mounted on a mat of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  This is an A7 size card.

On this second card I stamped the same flower directly onto a Whisper White card panel using Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide inks.  Added a couple of strips of card stock with some thin white ribbon ad mounted on a Lemon Lime Twist mat. This is an A2 size card.

This third card used Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Inks.  I used the new Stamparatus positioning tool to stamp the sentiment from the Amazing You stamp set.  The flowers were colored with their Rich Razzleberry stampin blends.  This is an A7 size card.

Stampin' Up!'s Heartfelt Blooms stamp set was used to create these 2 cards.  It was free with a $50 purchase during their Sale-A-Bration promotion Jan-Mar of 2018.

This first card was stamped with their Sweet Sugarplum ink. I added one of their coordinating ribbons and mounted it on Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. I used a die from their Celebrate You Thinlits to cut out the word "celebrate"  from the card panel and popped up the letters to make an eclipse style card.  It isn't easy to see that from this picture - but love the effect in person. 

This second card uses the same stamp set, this time in Dapper Denim ink, with coordinating ribbon and cardstock. The sentiment is from their Flourishing Phrases set. The dragonfly was cut with a die from their Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

This sprig of flowers was stamped with Stampin' Up!'s Lot of Lavender stamp set that was free with a $50 purchase during their Sale-A-Bration promotion.  The flowers were colored with Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy and Old Olive inks and markers.  The lovely sentiment was from another S-A-B promotional stamp set called Heartfelt Blooms.   All mounted on a dark blue dotted sheet of designer card stock.

What a fantastic savings opportunity - can't wait until next year.

 Here are a couple of birthday cards I made using Stampin" Ups' Party Pandas.

On this first card the pandas were stamped directly on the card and embellished with another cute little stamp that comes with the set.  I actually cut out the balloon with the Balloon Bouquet punch and popped them up on both of these cards for some added dimension.  The sentiment here is from the Balloon Adventures stamp set.

This second cards was matted on card stock that came with the January Paper Pumpkin Heartfelt Love Notes kit.   This panda was stamped on white paper and then fussy cut and added to the front with a sentiment from Eclectic Expressions.

There was a bit of a learning curve with this set to get a nice solid black panda.  I found it necessary to use a stamp positioning tool so that I could stamp it several times.  Try different papers and different types of black ink to see what works best for you.  And if you fussy cut the pandas, I suggest using the Basic Black marker to fill in edges of the cut-outs to eliminate any white that will be visible when you attach the panda to the card.