Let’s Celebrate You!

Hello my crafty friends,

I’m all about simple cards that pack a punch and this card sure fits the bill.  This card is all about the layering.  The white layer creates some background interest, but by layering the sunflower die (in calypso coral no less) creates a fun focal point!

This card uses both products in the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and when you purchase the bundle you automatically save 10% off!  This promotion is only available in the 2020-2021 catalogue and will be full price if it returns next year!  You can also purchase each item separately if you like one more than the other!

celebrate sunflowers stamp set

Sunflower dies


Card Recipe:

Ingredients:
Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set
Sunflower Dies
Pool Party Cardstock
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
Stampin’ Seal
Stampin’ Dimensionals
VersaMark Ink Pad
White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Paper Snips
Paper Trimmer
Clear Block

Directions:

  1. Cut cardstock to the following dimensions:
    Pool Party (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) & (2 1/2″ x 5 3/8″)
    Calypso Coral (4″ x 4″) & (4″ x 4″)
    Whisper White (2 3/4″ x 5.5″)
    Basic Black (3 1/2″ x 1″)
  2. Stamp the sentiment in versa mark and emboss with white embossing powder.
  3. Cut triangles into sentiment strip
  4. Die cut two sunflowers using the calpyso coral cardstock.
  5. Layer the sunflowers together using stampin’ dimensionals and attach sentiment strip to sunflowers using dimensionals as well.
  6. Adhere pool party cardstock to whisper white cardstock.  Then attach this layer to the cardbase.
  7. Adhere the sunflower embellishment to the card

If you see anything you’d like to purchase, please visit my shop for a list of products used!

Happy Crafting,
Kelly

 

Celebrate with Zany Zebras

Celebrate with Zany Zebras

Hello my crafty friends,

Today’s card features one of the sweetest stamp sets in the new annual catalogue! Zany Zebras!  This stamp set is perfect to make cards for recipients for all ages!  I just love how frisky these zebras are!

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Card Recipe:

Ingredients:
Zany Zebras Stamp Set
Pool Party Cardstock
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin’ Seal
Paper Trimmer
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Clear Block  D

Directions:

  1. Cut cardstock to the following dimensions:
    Calypso Coral (5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″)
    Pear Pizzazz (3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ ) & (3/8″ x 1.75″)
    Pool Party (8.5″ x 5.5″) & (2.75″ x 0.75″)
    Whisper White (5″ x 3.75″) & (1.5″ x 5/8″)
  2. Stamp the Zebra, shadow and stars on the Whisper White cardstock
  3. Cut the Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party strips on a diagonal and adhere down
  4. Stamp the sentiment on the Whisper White strip and adhere onto the diagonal strips.
  5. Adhere all layers down to the Pool Party card base.

If you see anything you’d like to purchase, please visit my shop for a list of products used!

Happy Crafting,
Kelly

 

July 2020 Paper Pumpkin

July 2020 Paper Pumpkin is available for order!  Order now to avoid missing out!

July 2020 Paper Pumpkin

Pigment Sprinkles

Pigment SprinklesHi my crafty friends,

I love sprinkles, that is Stampin’ Up Watercolor Crystals Pigment Sprinkles! I only discovered these about a month ago and I’m sad to say that they won’t be available after the end of the month. These are so much fun to play with and you never the get same result twice. For my example here, I embossed the cabin image in white onto a piece of watercolor paper and then sprinkled some Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, and Gorgeous Grape crystals on the paper. I then took a spritzer and proceeded to spray the paper down dissolving the crystals. The colours are so rich and vibrant and I’m so sad these will not be returning. Get them now! You won’t be disappointed.

To order any of the supplies listed here please visit: https://s.tamp.in/ieu6kn

Cheers,

Kelly

Thank you card

Hello, my crafty friends!

Today’s card features the Tropical Oasis Designer series paper from Stampin’ Up! This paper brings me back to the days of vacationing in Hawaii last March. What a difference a year can make! I can’t wait for the day that life returns to normal and we can resume our daily lives. I hope you are all well and keeping yourselves entertained.

 

The products I used to make this card:

Whisper White Cardstock
Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper
So Sentimental Stamp Set
Stitched So Sweetly dies
Linen thread
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Snail Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Bone folder
Clear Block E
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine

Happy craftin’
Kelly

Easter card

Hello my crafty friends!

Todays card features the Welcome Easter Stamp Set from Stampin Up!  I’m so happy with how this card turned out!  It’s like a little ray of sunshine and will hopefully spread a little cheer especially while we are all self-isolating!

I used a post-it note to make the bunny so that I could blend the background behind him, and I used the Stampin’ Blends to colour the bunny in. I also used some wink of stella to put a little shine on the smoky slate band running across the card.

The supplies I used to make this card are listed below:

Welcome Easter Cling Stamp Set
Whisper White Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Layering Circles Framelits Dies
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ pad
Daffodil Delight Stampin’ pad
Cajun Craze Stampin’ pad
Melon Mambo Stampin’ pad
Pool Party Stampin’ pad
Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers combo
Lovely Lipstick Light Stampin’ Blends Marker
Snail Adhesive
Stamping Sponges
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Bone folder
Clear Block E
Wink of Stella, clear
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine

I hope this card helps to brighten your day!
Happy craftin’,
Kelly

Celebrate!

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Welcome my crafty friends,

Today’s card features the Sale-A-Bration Happy Birthday to you Stamp Set free with a $60 purchase available only until the end of this month.  

This card could be customized by changing up the colours to suit any occasion whether it be for a birthday or a wedding.  

The background circle was created by using one of the dies from the Layering Circle dies using smoky slate ink and a sponge.

The supplies needed for this card are listed below:

Sale-A-Bration Happy Birthday to you Stamp Set
Cajun Craze Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Layering Circles Framelits Dies
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Basic Gray Stampin’ Pad
Daffodil Delight Blends Markers – Combo
Cajun Craze Blends Markers – Combo
Snail Adhesive 
Stamping Sponges
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Paper Snips
Bone folder
Clear Block E
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine
Silver Sharpie

Thank you and I hope you have fun making this card!
Cheers,

Kelly

Beautiful Day — SSOTHM

2020-02-17 - Beautiful Day

Hello my crafty friends!

Today’s card features the Beautiful Day Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!  Each month I am going to choose one Stamp-set to feature. If there is a set that you would like to see featured, please let me know!

This set includes two chunky images of both a flower and a butterfly that are designed to show off your colouring skills (or lack thereof in my case!) I chose to make my own background paper by stamping the main image 6 times.  Wanting a softer look, I decided to use pencil crayons or “coloured pencils” for my American friends! I also used the clear glitter Wink of Stella on the main image just in the area where the darker purple is present.  Also, in retrospect, I would likely make my sentiment strip a little bit thinner, but overall, I’m happy with how this card turned out!

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This is the artwork that is included in the stamp set and I can’t wait to try my hand at colouring the butterfly.  Perhaps a watercolour technique?  Hmmm, stay tuned!

The products I used to make this card are:

How I made this card:

  • Cut all cardstock to size
    • Whisper White
      • 1 x (8.5” x 5.5”) score at 4.25” for the card base
      • 4” x 4” 
      • 5” x 3.75”
    • Basic Black
      • 1 x (5” x 1”)
      • 5 ⅛” x 3 ⅞”)
  • Stamp flower across 5” x 3.75” piece of Whisper White cardstock using acrylic block E and Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.
  • Colour flowers with pencil crayons
  • Adhere flower panel to Basic Black card panel
  • Stamp sentiment and emboss with white embossing powder. I used my stamparatus to make this easier to stamp!
  • Stamp flower onto 4” x 4” piece of Whisper White using Versamark ink pad, emboss with Black embossing powder and colour with Stampin’ Blend markers, and fussy cut out.
  • Adhere sentiment strip
  • Adhere flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Adhere panel to the card base and you’re done!

If you’d like a PDF version of these instructions you can get that here!

If you’d like a PDF version of these instructions you can get that here!

Thank you and I hope you have fun making this card!
Cheers,

Kelly

Welcome Baby

Welcome to the world little one
One of my co-workers just welcomed the arrival of her second grand-baby and I thought that this card would be a lovely way to share in the excitement!  I used the Welcome Easter Cling-mount Stamp Set to make a simple Baby card!

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To make this card you will need: 

Whisper White Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper
Welcome Easter Cling Stamp Set
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Stampin’ Scrub
Stampin’ Mist
Heat Tool
White Stampin’ Emboss powder
VersaMark Pad
Embossing Buddy
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
SNAIL Adhesive
Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack
Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack
Stamparatus
Paper Trimmer
Paper Snips
Bone folder

How I made this card:

  1. Cut all cardstock to size
    • Whisper White
      • 1 x (8.5” x 5.5”) score at 4.25” for card base
      • 2 x (5” x 3.75”)  – Front diagonal panel & base panel
        • Pivot one of these panels so that it is on a diagonal equalling 1.25” and trim (I put one corner at the 1” mark and the 2.25” mark) – Keep scrap piece
    • Basic Black
      • 1 x (0.75” x 3.75”)
    • Birthday Bonanza Designer Paper
      • 1 x (2.5” x 3.75”)
  2. Adhere designer series paper to the bottom of the base panel
  3. Adhere large diagonal whisper white card with dimensionals to the top of the base panel
  4. Stamp sentiment and emboss with white embossing powder. I used my stamparatus to make this easier to stamp!
  5. Stamp baby duck (using scrap diagonal piece) with black tuxedo memento ink and colour with Stampin’ Blend markers, fussy cut this out.
  6. Adhere sentiment strip to the white diagonal and trim
  7. Adhere baby duck with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  8. Adhere panel to card base.

Click here for Tutorial PDF

Thank you and I hope you have fun making this card!

Happy Craftin’,
Kelly

 

Paper Pumpkin – March 2020

Today is the first day to subscribe for the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit! This springtime kit comes with a FREE stamp set and one-of-a-kind box. Order now to avoid disappointment!