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Well Written Sympathy Card

Well Written Sympathy Card

This sympathy card lets the Designer Series Paper (DSP) do all the work!  All I needed to add was the Well Written Die “Sympathy” and stamp the Well Said “Heartfelt” in a coordinating colour to be cut out with a Stitched So Sweetly Die.  I left the inside of the card blank so I could write a special message of condolence.

 

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

 

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Petal Pink Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Perennial Essence DSP at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to the card base using Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut Blackberry Bliss Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 1″.  Attach over the DSP using Snail Adhesive.
  4. Use Well Written Dies with the Big Shot to cut out the word “Sympathy”.  Use Liquid Glue to attach over the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.
  5. Use Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to stamp greeting on Petal Pink Cardstock.  Use Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Big Shot to cut out the greeting.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the over the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.

Work in progress!

 

Valentine Cards Received

Valentine Cards Received

Now that “Love Day” has passed for another year, I want to share a couple of special cards that arrived in my mailbox recently!  I mailed all of the Valentine cards I had without taking any pictures – 😞!

So, for this time, I’m going to share these cards received from friends.  Each card has a caption indicating who deserves the credit.

Happy Valentine’s Day By Karen Yeomans

Celebrate Valentine Day – Jo-Anne Rogers from Design With Jo

Happy Retirement with Tropical Oasis DSP

Happy Retirement with Tropical Oasis DSP

Here’s a sample of a Happy Retirement card using a tropical destination theme!  I think we’ve all dreamed of traveling when we retire and spending some of those extra found hours relaxing under a palm tree or two.  That idea is what I used to design this card for a recent custom order.  My customer and I were both pleased with the results!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Pretty Peacock Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use the Big Shot, the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and the 3D Embossing Folder Plate to add a design.  Use Liquid Glue to attach to the card base.
  3. Cut Pretty Peacock Cardstock using the Big Shot and the “happy” die from Well Written Dies.  Use Liquid Glue to attach “happy” to the card front.
  4. Cut Pretty Peacock Cardstock using the Big Shot and a die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to create the background for the word “retirement”.
  5. Use Pretty Peacock Classic Ink to stamp “retirement” on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the Classic Label Punch to cut it out. Use a Stampin’ Sponge to lightly colour the edges.  Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the Pretty Peacock background layer.
  6. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the completed greeting to the card front.
  7. Use Early Espresso Classic Ink to stamp the trees on selected DSP from the Tropical Oasis DSP package.  Use the Big Shot with the coordinating die to cut the trees out.  Use Mini Dimensionals to attach to the card front.

SAB 2020 – Little Ladybug with Dies

Little Ladybug with Dies

This is just the cutest Little Ladybug that you can only get with a qualifying order of $375.00 (CAN) and now you can also purchase the coordinating dies!!  I’ve seen it used for birthday cards, thank you cards, welcome baby cards, get well cards, and I’m sure there are others that I haven’t found yet!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Mint Macaron Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
    Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the flower. Use the Mint Macaron Blends to colour the flower stem.
  3. Use Smoky Slate Classic Ink to colour the Stampin’ Up! side of the Stone Embossing Folder. Use the Big Shot and the Stone Embossing Folder to add design and colour to Whisper White Cardstock. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach to the card base.
  4. Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the flower top on Pineapple Punch cardstock. Cut out with the Ladybug Dies and the Big Shot. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach over the stamped flower on the Whisper White cardstock. Add some glimmer to the centre of the flower with Shimmery Crystal Effects.
  5. Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the ladybug. Colour with Stampin’ Blends. Cut out with the Ladybug Dies and the Big Shot.
  6. Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the greeting on Pineapple Punch cardstock. Cut out with Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Big Shot. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card front.
  7. Tie a bow using Mint Macaron Sheer Ribbon – attach to the flower stem with a Mini Glue Dot.

Good Morning Magnolia Sympathy Card

Good Morning Magnolia Sympathy Card

Here’s another sample using the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  I think it proves that you don’t need a lot of colours to make it beautiful!  We made this particular card in my Sympathy Card Class although it would certainly be easy to change the greeting and use it for Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon or Happy Mother’s Day!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
  3. Use Crumb Cake Classic Ink to stamp the magnolia and greeting from Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set.
  4. Use a small paintbrush to add Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the leaves and the centre of the magnolia.
  5. Embellish with 3 Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

You can see another sample using this stamp set here and here.

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountains, trees, moons and more!  What else could you possibly want in a stamp and die bundle?  Find the Mountain Air Bundle at my Stampin’ Up! website and start creating!

Mountain Air Adventure Bundle

 

Pedal to the Metal

Pedal to the Metal

When your Grandson is celebrating his birthday and he owns a blue Razr like this one, I just knew that I had to make this card for him!  He loves getting muddy as he “rides the trails” and I’m sure he has often had the “Pedal to the Metal”!!

This stamp set is made for a variety of outdoor activities so I’m sure that I’ll be using it for another masculine (and maybe feminine!) card!  Included are stamps for a truck and a motorcycle so when combined with textured embossing folders or Designer Series Paper (DSP) the possibilities are endless!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Pretty Peacock Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the “track” to make a road.
  3. Use Big Shot and Stone Embossing Folder from the Power of Hope Bundle to add a design.  Before running this layer through the Big Shot, wipe Smoky Slate Classic Ink over the inside front (the side with Stampin’ Up! logo on it).  This will add some colour to the embossed layer.
  4. Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the ATV on Whisper White Cardstock.  With a pencil, trace the shape of the ATV – cut out with Paper Snips.
  5. Use Stampin’ Markers or Stampin’ Blends to colour the ATV in your favourite colours!  Use Stamping Dimentionals to attach to the front of the card.
  6. Use the smallest die from Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Big Shot to cut out a piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock.
  7. Use Pretty Peacock Classic Ink to stamp the greeting on Whisper White Cardstock.  With a pencil, trace the shape of the greeting – cut out with Paper Snips.
  8. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach to the Pretty Peacock layer.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the completed greeting to the card.

Here’s a look at another card using Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends to colour the ATV.

Happy 80th Birthday

Happy 80th Birthday

We were recently invited to a surprise 80th birthday party for a long time friend!  I was so excited because many, many years ago I babysat for this individual and her hubby so to be able to honor her on her special day was super special for me!!

The gathering of family and friends was organized by her 3 children and she was totally surprised.  She thought she was “going out for coffee” with her grandson – it was actually her 80th birthday that very day so I’m surprised that she didn’t suspect anything!

Many people don’t get to reach a milestone like this so I felt it was an honor to be able to make this special card for her.  Yes, I’ve used some retired products (large number framelits) but I felt they were really needed for this once in a lifetime card!

I LOVE how it turned out – sure hope I can share more with this special lady – like 85, 90, 95 and maybe even 100!!

 

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Rococo Rose Cardstock at 3″ x 4″.  Use the Big Shot and the Well Written Dies to cut the words “happy” and “birthday” from the centre area.  Note:  Cutting from this area will save cardstock and will not be seen when the card has been assembled.
  3. Use the Big Shot and Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder with the 3D Embossing Folder Plate to add a design to the Rococo Rose layer.  Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Cut Whisper White Cardstock with the largest rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Big Shot.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach over the Rococo Rose layer.
  5. Use the Big Shot and the Large Number Framelits Dies to cut the numbers 8 and 0 from Silver Foil Cardstock.  Attach to the Whisper White Cardstock.
  6. Attach the Rococo Rose “happy” and “birthday” above and below the “80” using Liquid Glue.
  7. Embellish with Metallic Pearls.

Here’s a look at the envelope as well!

Thank You Notecard & Envelope

Thank You Notecard & Envelope

Do you ever need a quick card?  If you answered “Yes” then this is for you!  Notecards and envelopes come together under one item number.  You can stamp directly on them and add ribbon and embellishments or just use stamps.  Or you can add layer like I did to this one.  It’s always great to have a package of these on hand!

 

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Grapefruit Grove Cardstock at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4”. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the notecard.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 4-1/2″ x 3″. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Grapefruit Grove layer.
  3. Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the greeting on a piece of Birthday Bonanza DSP. Use the Big Shot and the die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut out the greeting. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front of the Whisper White layer.
  4. Cut a length of Grapefruit Grove ribbon. Tie a bow and attach above the greeting with a glue dot.

Rooted In Nature Sympathy Wishes

Rooted In Nature Sympathy Wishes

The Rooted In Nature stamp set can be used for many different cards so I chose it for this sympathy card.  The greeting really does sum up the feelings I have when I hear of a death so it was very appropriate for my card.  The dies that coordinate with this set are easy to use with the Big Shot.  Coordinating Baker’s Twine that ties the card base and the first layer together completes this special card for a loved one.

Rooted In Nature

You can watch how I made this card here!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Night of Navy Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Sahara Sand Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Big Shot and Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder to add a design.
  3. Cut a length of Baker’s Twine – use Glue Dots to attach near the centre of the layer.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card base.
  4. Use Soft Suede Classic Ink to stamp the tree on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the Big Shot and the Nature’s Root Dies to cut it out. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach near the top of the Sahara Sand layer.
  5. Use Night of Navy Classic Ink to stamp the greeting on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the Paper Snips to flag cut the ends.  Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach near the bottom of the Sahara Sand layer.
  6. Use Night of Navy Classic Ink to stamp a greeting on Whisper White Cardstock.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the inside of the card base.
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