Stampin’ Up! Two Cards Using Love You To Pieces Stamp

What color do you struggle using?

You know, that color that you avoid almost at all cost.
For me it’s yellow…and then orange (unless it’s fall).

But when I saw the FabFriday challenge (see below), I wanted to challenge myself.

I took inspiration from Tami White’s card

My card starts off with Mango Melody cardstock.  I then took a Daffodil Delight pattern from the Brights Designer Series Paper and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and used the Puzzle Pieces Dies to cut out a big puzzle.  I stamped the “love you” in Mango Melody ink and “to pieces” in Terracotta Tile ink from the Love You To Pieces Stamp Set.  I adhered these down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly I added a Daffodil Delight bow.

Because the first card used so much yellow and orange…I then decided to make a card using the same stamps and dies and still using the challenge colors, but just a little less of them.

Here they are together.  Which one is your favorite?


Today’s cards were inspired by this week’s Fab Friday Challenge.


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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Thank You Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.  Happy hopping!

I decided to try my hand at a #simplestamping card, so you’ll see a simpler card than I usually do.

My card starts off with Old Olive cardstock.  I then stamped the flower from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set in the corners in old Olive cardstock.

I then adhered a pattern from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper across the front.

Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I used an Old Olive and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to add color to the palm tree stamp from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.  I then stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink.

I matted this on Soft Suede cardstock and adhered a piece of Braided Burlap Trim next to it.


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Stampin’ Up! Witty-Cisms Thank You Card

I have a fun card for you today!!

I think we could all use a bright, fun card today.  It’s part of the new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and I actually got to pick the colors!!

I sure hope you’ll play along with us!

My card starts off with Pool Party cardstock.  I then used the Witty-Cisms Stamp Set and stamped the strawberry in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

I actually cut up the stamp to make it easier to just stamp the strawberry.

I then matted a Daffodil Delight pattern from the Brights Designer Series Paper on Whisper White cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from the Witty-Cisms Stamp Set on Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink.  I colored the strawberry in using Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends, Granny Apple Green for the stem, and a very light shade of Light Pool Party around the strawberry.

I cut this out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and added a Daffodil Delight bow next to it.

Enjoy!


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Stampin’ Up! Above the Clouds Hi, Friend Card

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My card today starts off with Pool Party cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

I then cut out a Whisper White circle using the Stitched Shapes Dies and trimmed off one of the sides.  I stamped the clouds from the Above the Clouds Stamp Set on it in Pool Party ink.

I stamped the outline of the hot air balloon and basket in Calypso Coral on Whisper White cardstock and the inside in the same, only stamped off for a lighter shade.  I cut them out using the coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch.

I stamped the outside of the flag in Pool Party ink and the inside in the same, stamped off.  I fussy cut this out to adhere over the balloon.

I stamped the sentiment from the Above the Clouds in Calypso Coral ink.  I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I shortened the size to make it fit better.

To see how I shortened the die, you can check out this video I did for a different card that uses the same technique.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


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Stampin’ Up! Witty-Cisms Gift Card Holder Video Tutorial

I’m super excited for tonight’s Facebook Live Tutorial.

Although we aren’t in the same room, city, or even state, I love that we can connect and share in our hobby of stamping.  I sure hope you’ll join me tonight!

Today’s card is the one I shared live last week.  It uses the Witty-Cisms Stamp Set and beautiful Best Dressed Designer Series Paper to make a gift card holder card!

I sure hope you’ll join me tonight at 7:30 pm EST on my Facebook Page for tonight’s live tutorial.  If you catch it live and leave a comment, I’ll draw a name for someone to receive tonight’s card!

If you’ve ever missed a tutorial, you can catch them on my YouTube channel.

To see how I made today’s card, check out the video below:


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Stampin’ Up! By The Dock Birthday Card

This past weekend I reached out on Facebook for advice on how to color in the By The Dock images for today’s card.

There wasn’t a clear winner, so I decided to go in a different direction…
Directly stamp on watercolor paper and use an Aqua Painter to color them in.

My card starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock.  Next I took a panel of Balmy Blue cardstock and embossed it using the Corrugated Embossing Folder.

I then took a panel of Watercolor Paper and stamped the images from the By The Dock Stamp Set in Stazon Black ink.  I used an Aqua Painter to color in the images – Soft Suede for the dock, Crumb Cake for the boat, and very subtle Balmy Blue around them.

I then matted this on Soft Suede cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from the By The Dock Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Soft Suede cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I adhered this down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s FabFriday Challenge.


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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies Congratulations Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.  Happy hopping!

As you’ll see in my card below I had no trouble with the Poppy Parade and Old Olive, but struggled with the Blackberry Bliss, so I sorta tucked that color in 😉

My card starts off with Poppy Parade cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the outline of the flower and leaves in Memento Black ink.

I took the flower “fill” image and stamped that in Poppy Parade ink over the flowers.  For the leaf, I inked it up in Old Olive ink but only stamped down a side of the stamp so as to keep the ink inside the leaf (as the image is much bigger than the leaf).  I then matted this on Basic Black cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock.  I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I cut it out using the coordinating Painted Labels Dies.

Underneath the sentiment I adhered a Blackberry Bliss banner and tied a Blackberry Bliss bow next to it.

Enjoy!


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  3. Kristi Gray
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  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Card Video Tutorial

It’s Wednesday and although I originally planned on not being able to do my live tutorial tonight, with schools closed, I am now available…and so excited for tonight’s tutorial!!

Today’s card is the one I shared last week.

It uses the Peaceful Moments Bundle which includes the gorgeous Poppy Moments Dies which layer together to make beautiful poppies.

I’ll be live tonight at 7:30 pm EST on my Facebook page.  If you catch it live and leave a comment, at the end I’ll draw a name for someone to receive tonight’s card!!

If you ever miss a tutorial, you can catch them on my YouTube Channel.

To see how I made today’s card, check out the video below:


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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Friendship Card

How’s everyone holding up?

Things seem a bit crazy right now and I pray you find peace in it all.  As we move forward with little to no social contact, I’m grateful for stamping as a great way to pass time.

My card today starts with Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the flower from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set in Mango Melody ink and then matted it on Soft Suede cardstock.

I used the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out a larger circle from Mango Melody cardstock and a smaller one from Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Under them I adhered a pattern from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.

I stamped the flower and leaves from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set in Memento Black ink.  I colored them in using Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends for the flower and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends for the leaves.  I cut these out using the coordinating In The Tropics Dies.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set in Mango Melody ink.

Enjoy!


Today’s card is part of this week’s new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.  It’s a great design and I sure hope you’ll play along!


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Stampin’ Up! My Meadow Thinking of You Card

Today’s card is very personal for me.

It’s created with my grandparents in mind, and which I’ll be sending to my Grandma.

It reminds me of them because my grandparents had a gazebo on the side of their house.  My Grandpa always loved his purple irises (which my Grandma hated) and there was always this playful banter back and forth about them.

My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.

I  put a panel of Whisper White cardstock (4-1/2×5-1/2″) about 1/4 of the way into the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder.  When I put it through the die cutting machine, I didn’t wind it all the way through.  I then took a piece of sponge and Gray Granite ink and very lighthandedly wiped the embossed bricks to add some color.

Underneath the bricks I stamped the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Highland Heather ink.

Next I used the My Meadow Stamp Set to create my scene using Gray Granite (gazebo), Old Olive (grass, leaves, stems), Soft Suede (tree trunk), and Highland Heather (flowers) ink.  I used the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut it out.

I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut out a Purple Posy circle and Highland Heather scalloped circle to layer underneath the scene.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


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