Today I’m going to introduce you to the magic of Beautifully Happy & Water color pencils, these two make the perfect coloring combination and it’s great for beginner stampers, or anyone of us who just loves to color. The Beautifully Happy Stamp Set can be found in our Sale-a-bration Catalog.
We begin with a plain white (Basic White) piece of paper and stamp your image with the Momento or the StazOn ink. Then I lightly color in my petals with the “Balmy Blue” watercolor pencil … I’m using Assortment 2 (found on page 126) in the Annual Catalog.
Next, I darken the area closest to the center where the flower dips down and again by following the lines in the stamped image. Now you can blend your pencil color with the Blender Pens. These are filled with specialized solution for easier blending. I did the same technique with my leaves in Garden Green, and a little dab of Crushed Curry for the center of my flower.
Once I completed my coloring, which I find so relaxing, in fact … I like to stamp several images and color them all at once, then set them aside for when I need a quick card. The base and front piece for my card are both Basic White. The front piece was embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. The flower image was then attached to the front of my card using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The greeting comes from the Beautifully Happy stamp set. If those pretty Hollyhocks don’t get you, the beautiful sentiments in this set will. They are a perfect combination to make “beautiful” cards with the perfect sentiment. I used the Double Oval punch to highlight my greeting and pop it up.
To complete the look, I added the Mango embellishments from the Adhesive Backed Milky Dots … my new favorites! You will find them on page 31 of the Jan-April Mini Catalog. The come in four colors; Mango Melody, Night of Navy, Petal Pink and Clear. They just seem to go with anything!
I hope you were inspired to pick up your Watercolor Pencils again, learned a new stampin’ tip, or hack for quick cards. Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a fabulous Monday.
Here is a list of supplies used for todays card ….
Happy New Year!! Today I have four cards to share with you that I created using the Fancy Flora Designer paper … yes, it is the paper you’ve seen the past couple days. This pattern is bright and colorful and full of texture. I paired it with the Adorable Owls, Gnomes and Banners!
I began with one pattern from the Fancy Flora paper and cut it into 4 – 3″ x 3″ piece …. thus the start of your 4 cards. I chose Basic Gray as my mat behind each of the pieces for my cards. The cards are simple yet cute cards so you will fall in love with how cute they are and how easy they are to make.
By matting the Fancy Flora designer paper it reminds me of a “framed” picture and the pattern is so fun and whimsical I thought it was perfect to add our Adorable Owl that are in the Sale-a-bration catalog that goes LIVE on January 5th. I used our Stampin’ Blends to color my owl and picked the Fresh Freesia cardstock for my base…. It’s Your Day was stamped three times. Keepin’ it Simple.
My second card has a different cards base … Soft Sea Foam. All of the colors I am using in todays cards coordinate with the designer paper. Again, using basic stamping and Stampin’ Blends for the owl.
Now we’re going to change it up a bit and use one of our gnomes ….
Isn’t it amazing how the same small piece of designer paper looks different when you add different elements. Owl little owls had a spring vibe and here you get a bit of winter … just like our weather! Snow one day … 40 degrees the next. Card base is Balmy Blue!
For my last card, I stepped it up a bit more …
The card base is Basic Gray and the card front is Fresh Freesia and then embossed with the Textured Paint Embossing Folder. I used the Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, and Fresh Freesia scraps to make my banners and the greeting comes from the Tulip stamp set.
Hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my quickie cards! We only have a few more days until the new catalogs go LIVE. I just adore those Adorable Owls and now you have seen that you can go from “fancy” to “fun” with the Fancy Flora designer paper.
I’m excited to share a Sneak Peek with my Celebrating You Card today. It’s a fun combination of what’s in our Annual Catalog with some of our beautiful NEW items in the Jan-April Mini Catalog.
If you joined me for my Facebook LIVE yesterday you would have gotten a good look up close to some of these ….
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the beautiful “Fancy Flora” 6 x 6 Designer Paper (160413) it’s so pretty and I love the painted look of it. I paired this pattern with Starry Sky even though the coordinating colors are Night of Navy and Orchid Oasis … I thought it made a bolder statement, and with the varying shades of blue I though it matched well.
Now, let’s talk about that butterfly – I chose one from the Brilliant Wings dies and had to try the NEW Fine Shimmer paper (160428). I misquoted you the colors last night, they are actually Soft Succulent, Fresh Freesia, and Gold … that makes much more sense!! AND it coordinates with the Fancy Flora designer paper I used (it’s even on the same page in the Mini Catalog).
I’m hoping those butterflies don’t fly away when the Annual Catalog retires in April … if you don’t have them already, you will want them in your dies collection.
I had to get a close up to show you the FINE glimmer on this paper… it really is stunning. My lighting does it no justice (I see an investment in some new lighting equipment needed – lol). You will also see the Adhesive Backed Milky Dots … I love those colors!!
I used the greeting from our Celebrating You stamp set and punched it with the Double Oval Punch. You could also stamp directly onto the paper but I didn’t want to loose that greeting because your eye is drawn right to the butterfly.
I hope you enjoyed this quick sneak peek and if you’d like to see the REPLAY of last nights “Walk Through” you can head over to my Facebook page or I’ll have it posted tomorrow on YouTube.
Tired of the cold? I’ve got the perfect card to warm you up … bright and colorful highlighting the Daisy Garden Stamp set and the Spotlight Technique! This little cutie will make you yearn for Spring!
*** I love this technique – It’s a great way to add a pop of color to images that one would think needs the entire image to be colored, so it’s quick and easy and still beautiful.
Parakeet Party: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
Polished Pink: 4” x 5 ¼”
2 pieces of Shimmery White: 3 ¾” x 5”
Stamp the Daisy Garden Stamp on 2 separate pieces of Shimmery White cardstock. (Use the Stamparatus to ensure that you have a nicely stamped dark image. If a part of the image is not stamped nicely on the cardstock, you can re-ink and stamp it again.)
Use the 3 smallest sizes of the circle dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies cut out pieces from the 2nd stamped Shimmery White cardstock.
Colour the flowers and leaves that are in the cut-out circles using Stampin’ Blends. (Tip: I used the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend to fill all the “white space” on the circles.)
Use the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add shimmer to the flower petals.
Add a piece of ribbon to the fully stamped Shimmery White cardstock. Take a smaller piece of ribbon and tie a knot on the right hand side of the card.
Add the Stitched Circles on top of the cardstock using Dimensionals.
Adhere the Shimmery White cardstock to the Parakeet Party cardstock.
Add the layers to the card using Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.
Stamp the greeting from Sweet Songbirds stamp set on a small piece of Shimmery White cardstock using the Polished Pink ink. (I cut the cardstock to the correct size after stamping it)
I hope this card inspires you to try out this technique … it really is quite simple, and can really add a pop of color! What a great way to warm someones day when it’s so cold outside (at least it is where I am) lol
Thanks for joining me today, hope your day is a good one.
Here is a list of supplies used to create this card ….
With the holidays upon us, are you ready for the Good Feelings and Peaceful Moments? Well … I’m combining these two stamp sets to create a fun and happy Birthday Card! I made this card for my Demonstrator Design Team this month.
The Tahitian Tide Designer Paper makes this card bright and fun! Check it out. I’ll be sharing instructions and the dimensions with you as well …
To create this card I am listing the measurements and instructions, plus the supplies needed … they are listed below and linked to my store so you can learn more about the product.
Card Base: Thick Basic White: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”; score at 4-1/4”
Layer #1: Tahitian Tide Designer Paper Cut with Largest Scallop Die
Layer #2: Vellum Cardstock Die cut with second largest Scallop Die
Layer #3: Scrap for Greeting and Daisy (punch twice)
Cut and fold card base as listed above..
On Layer #2 (Card Front) Tahitian Tide paper: Using Scallop Contour Dies cut with largest scallop die and attach directly to card front.
Using Layer #2: Die cut vellum using second largest scallop die.
Ink greeting with White Craft ink and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder – Heat set with Heat Tool. (Option: Use Embossing Buddy prior to stamping to help prevent powder from sticking onto vellum cardstock).
Attach Layer #2 Card front to Layer # 1 Card Base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (STAMP TIP: I lightly added glue behind the embossed words to hid it and keep it from showing through vellum)
Punch 2 Daisies out with Medium Daisy punch and adhere with Liquid Glue – making sure the petals are off set from each other. Attach with a Dimensional.
Stamp Happy Birthday greeting on piece of scrap and cut ends at an angle.
This sweet and fun card is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face … young or old. And if you’re like me, you sure don’t mind a little sunshine when there is blizzard warnings lurking about!
Thanks for the visit today … I hope you feel inspired to create a little sunshine today!
Here is my supply list for you …. If you don’t have some of the supplies, you can click on them for more information or to add it to your shopping cart. Thank you.
I’ve got the cutest card to share with you today along with a full set of dimensions and the step by step instructions!! If you don’t have the Garden Birdhouse stamp set, substitute it with something else because this is a “great layout”!
Card Base: Soft Succulent – 5 ½” x 8 ½”
Cardstock #2: Soft Succulent – 4” x 5 ¼”
Cardstock #3: Early Espresso – 3 ½” x 5”
Cardstock #4: Basic White – 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
Cardstock #5: Sahara Sand – 1 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut a 5 ½’ x 8 ½” Soft Succulent card base. Fold in half.
Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” Soft Succulent panel and die cut using the Stitched Greenery die.
Adhere the panel to the card front.
Cut a 4 ¼” piece of Sahara Sand ribbon and adhere to the center of the card front.
Cut a 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” Early Espresso stitched square and adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Cut a 2 3/8” x 2 3/8” Basic White stitched square.
Stamp the top of the tree onto the square using Soft Succulent ink.
Stamp the bird onto the leaves using Sahara Sand ink.
Adhere the stamped square to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp the birdhouse onto Sahara Sand cardstock using Early Espresso ink. Cut.
Adhere the birdhouse to the square.
Stamp the sentiment onto Early Espresso cardstock using Craft White ink. Let dry completely. Cut.
Adhere the sentiment to the square.
Wrap the Baker’s Twine 3x around two fingers and tie in a knot.
Gently remove the twine and adhere to the frame using a glue dot.
Thank you my friends for joining me today. Have a wonderful Sunday ~
Here is a list of the items used in today’s card ….
I am excited to share the Exclusive Framed Florets Collection with you today. I have a beautiful card that highlights the products and how they not only coordinate but “layer” together! I will also be sharing the video of my Facebook LIVE presentation last night.
So grab your favorite beverage and join me for my short video …
This collection of products is an extremely versatile bundle of seasonal, festive, and all-occasion designs, sentiments, and embellishments that you will love!
This promotion runs from 1 November 2022–4 January 2023 and includes a few exclusive items only available while supplies last:
Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set
Fitting Florets 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper
Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls
All these products have been designed to perfectly partner with the Framed Florets Bundle, which includes a Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set and Framed Florets Dies.
I will post links below for your convenience.
Card Base / Night of Navy = 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Large Frame / Basic White = 5″ x 4″
Small Frame / Night of Navy = 4-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
Mat / Night of Navy = 5-1/4″ x 4″
Designer Paper = 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
I’m so happy that you joined me today. I will be sharing MORE samples from this amazing collection. In fact, if you aren’t following my blog, just click on the button in the upper right hand corner, and then you will receive an email each time I post.
Thank you and have a great day ~
Here is a list of the featured products and ingredients for my card …
So, how many of you tried the easy, breezy Basic Z-Fold Card I shared yesterday? Which of the three options did you try? Ready to step it up?? Today I’d love to share this beautiful card with you that is enhance with the Accordion Z-Fold.
For my birthday card I used the Hues of Happiness Designer paper …
I began with my Night of Navy card base and the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper … You can see that I have used the coordinating dies to cut the floral pieces for the front. I will share measurement below so your can try out this car too.
Measurements: Card Base: (Night of Navy) 5-1/2″ x 11″ scored at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″ and 7 on the 11″ side. Hues of Happiness and white embosses panels on accordion: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″, DSP on inside: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″, Folded mechanism: Night of Navy – 3″ x 6″ scored at 3″ on 6″ side and (3) White squares 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″, Night of Navy mat for the white inside is cut 3″ square and will be placed onto the designer paper as shown. Use the alignment tip that I shared in yesterday’s video.
I used the Painted Texture embossing folder on the two white panels on the inside of the card. Greetings were stamped from the Happiness Abounds bundle in Night of Navy… and to complete my card, I added a few Iridescent Rhinestones. Who doesn’t love a little sparkle?
I hope you have time this weekend to play with these fun folds that I have shared in the past two days. Have fun and enjoy!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Here is a list of supplies used for today’s Fun Fold Accordion Z-Fold Card …
Since I’ve kicked off my Christmas in July special, I thought it would be fun to share of of my favorites from last year Peaceful Deer. I realize that there are no “bundles” so to speak of Christmas items in our Annual catalog, there are a few favorites in there.
What’s great about this card is that it can really be used all year long … perfect for a birthday!
Card Base: Crumb Cake 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored & folded at 4-1/4
Cardstock #2: Crumb Cake 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
Cardstock #3: Balmy Blue 4″ x 5-1/4″
Cardstock #4: Basic White scraps for deer and greeting
Cut a mask for the background hills from the copy paper. Use a Blending Brush to add Mossy Meadow ink forming the hills on the Balmy Blue cardstock.
Stamp the trees in Mossy Meadow ink, then emboss with the Tasteful Textile folder and adhere to card base.
Using the third largest diorama die, cut the Crumb Cake cardstock, then emboss with the Bark folder. Cut 4 pieces of Linen Thread and tie around the right side, fraying ends. Adhere to card with dimensionals.
Stamp, color and punch out deer. Adhere to card with double layer of dimensionals.
Stamp greeting, die cut with Messages die, and adhere to card with dimensionals (double on left, single on right).
Add Brushed Metallic Dots as desired.
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial … these are shared so you can print them out and recreate these cute cards. Don’t forget my special Christmas in July special ….
I’m excited to share something fabulous with you … FREE TUTORIAL FRIDAY! Each Friday I will bring you a great card or project and will provide a full tutorial that includes supplies, dimensions and instructions with you!!
Today’s card is perfect for a Friday because we’re celebrating with another round! This comes from the “Brewed for You” bundle ….
Card Base: Daffodil Delight c/s: 4-1/4 x 11
Cardstock #2: Pool Party c/s: 2-3/4 x 2-3/4
Cardstock #3: Basic White c/s: 3-1/2 x 3-1/2
Cardstock #4: Petal Pink c/s: 3/8 x 3-1/2
Design A Daydream DSP: 2 x 5-1/4 (TWO – coordinating patterns)
Score 4-1/4 x 11 base card at 5-1/2 and press in fold.
Adhere two patterns of DSP to front of base card on an angle.
Cut second from largest Stylish Shapes square from Pool Party c/s. Add to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Cut 3/8 x 3-1/2 Petal Pink cardstock, adhere over square off-set.
Stamp beer glass and wine glass on Basic White c/s with Smoky Slate Ink. Stamp inside beer with Daffodil Delight Ink and inside wine with Blackberry Bliss Ink. Cut with Brewed Dies. Add to square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp Brewed For You greeting with Blackberry Bliss Ink, cut with long Stylish Shapes label die, add to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals over bottom of beer glass.
Add 1 large and 2 Soft Succulent Opal Rounds to background.
Here is a list of ingredients along with the link to take you to my Online Store. By clicking the link, you can see details about the product, or begin shopping. Thank you!
Today I have a beautiful card for you! It’s an easy heat embossed birthday card that will WOW your friends and family. I created this with the Artfully Composed Suite. Yes, the same stamp set and dies that I just announced a New Class with.
This stunning beauty was done in Evening Evergreen (one of our in colors) and embossed in Gold. I took the basic card base cut at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ the scored and folded at 4-1/4″ and stamped the front of it with the leaves using the Evening Evergreen ink. I love color on color as it adds a nice richness to the card, and gives it dimension by just stamping.
Next, I used the VersaMark ink to stamp the leaves all over the Evening Evergreen front (5″ x 3-3/4″) and then covered it with Gold Embossing powder, tapped off the excess and heat embossed until it was a beautiful, shiny gold!!
Once embossed, I layered it onto a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Gold Foil paper. I usually cut out leaves or the mat for my greeting out of the center of the gold as not to waste any (can’t see that part anyway!!
Then I stamped my greeting in Evening Evergreen on a piece of scrap and then cut it out. You can use dies or punches if you prefer. I layered it with a piece of Evening Evergreen and cut to match and then popped it up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish off the card, I added some of the beautiful Gold dots from the Brushed Metallic Dots. I appreciate you stopping by my blog!
I hope I inspired you to pull out your heat gun again and do some embossing, or better yet … join my class on June 16th (Find Details Here) and discover all you can do with this amazing suite of products. Today we just touched the surface with our Easy Heat Embossed Birthday Card!
Thanks again for stopping by! Linda
I have a list of the products used below for your convenience so you may add this to your stamping collection.
Today I’d like to share a special birthday card, a card I created using the Beauty of the Earth Designer paper and the deer from the Peaceful Deer Bundle. I recently joined a group of demonstrators that create and share cards … this is the one that I shared with our group.
We also share instructions and a supply list. Nice thing about this group … I will be able to share cards with you that were created by my stampin’ demonstrator friends, so you’ll see different styles and ideas, and isn’t that what we all seek … ideas!
Card Base: Basic White 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored & folded at 4-1/4″ & 2” x 2” (greeting)
Cardstock #2: Night of Navy: 5-1/4” x 4” (Mat for Designer Paper) & 2” x 2” Circle
Cardstock #3 Scrap for deer
Designer Paper: 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
Cardstock #4: Night of Navy: 5-1/4” x 4” (Inside Mat)
Cardstock #5: Basic White: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” (Inside for writing)
Designer Paper Strip: 5″ x 1/2″ décor for inside
Stamp (It’s Your Day) greeting with Night of Navy Ink onto Basic White and Die Cut with Layering Circle Die
Die cut 2” x 2” Night of Navy piece with slightly larger Layer Circle Die … attach together.
Stamp resting deer with Momento Ink on a scrap piece of Basic White.
Color Deer with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut.
Use the Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends (Dark) and dye your White Seam Binding … Let Dry.
Layer the 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ Beauty of the Earth Designer paper over Night of Navy mat and secure.
Attach the ribbon that you have dyed to the bottom portion of the cardfront
Snip off the bottom of the greeting layers and tuck behind the ribbon. I did not pop this up.
Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals pop up the deer and position it on the left side of the greeting.
Using Stampin’ dimensionals, attach the assembled card front to your base.
For the inside of the card, adhere strip of designer paper on the left side of the Basic White.
Attach Basic White piece to your Night of Navy and secure to the inside flap of your card.
I hope this card tutorial inspires you to begin making all occasion cards. Can you image using all of your amazing designer papers for different looks … Have fun with this layout, it’s simple yet highlights the birthday greeting for the receiver of the card.
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Have a wonderful day ~
TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤
I hope you are all having a beautiful day! Today I would like to share a card that I made for my daughters birthday … and yes, I am using the Words of Cheer bundle that most people look at as “Christmas”.
It may have been designed for Christmas but I’d like to show you how to maximize your purchase by creating beautiful cards for any occasion or season! I teamed the Words of Cheer bundle with the Whimsy paper (already SOLD OUT) but I want you to look past the paper because I made a “Shaker Card” ….
To create the “shaker” I used the Rectangle Stitched Dies and cut out a frame. I attached my window sheet to the back of the frame and then added the Adhesive Strips … soooo, easy to use! Then I sprinkled my sequins on the front of my card where I wanted my window to go, peeled off the backing of the Adhesive Strips and ta da!! Shaker Card!!
The bundle comes with the “layering” word dies so I used the “happy” … cut the mat out of silver and the accent with designer paper, then I simply hand stamped the birthday, cut it out and attached it to the front all together.
My daughters birthday is December 23rd so it’s easy to see why I used this designer paper. I am not surprised it sold out when the retirement list went out, it was very popular … You can CLICK HERE to see the retirement list. Items sell fast, and our Words of Cheer bundle is also on that list!
I thank you for joining me on this Sunday and wish you a beautiful day ~
TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥
Shake it, Shake it baby … oooh, oooh!! I am excited to tell you that the stunning “Feels Like Frost” Designer Paper is on SALE in our clearance rack!! This was one of our HOTTEST designer papers that I can remember! With it’s gorgeous wintry patterns or touches of spring, the realitic look is nothing less than stunning.
I’m going to repost my video for you as well … maybe a refresher from some, but I’m happy to share it again to my new subscribers can get a look at this EASY New way to make Shaker Cards. Sit back, relax and enjoy …
Isn’t that a cool idea … using clear envelopes to create shaker cards. So quick and easy!! I had so much fun making the cards. You begin with your 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″ … fold in half. Your designer paper will be cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ – you could put some cardstock behind it if your want it a little sturdier for tying bows.
My next card is made with the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper…
I began with a Highland Heather base and then slide my Feels Like Frost into the Clear Envelope before sprinkling in the Snowflake Sequins in. I was amazed at the change in the sequins … it picked up the color from the designer paper.
The ribbon was the fun part and accented the stunning paper, beautifully! I used the Layered Circle die and the stitched edge die from the Warm Hugs bundle.
When I trimmed the designer paper down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ … I used a piece of the scrap on the inside of the card. The Metallic Edge Ribbon is easily dyed with the Stampin’ Blends. You can also use our regular markers or even your ink refills!
I hope you enjoyed seeing how easy it is to create the fun and beautiful cards. Don’t forget you can even embellish the outside a little too!!
Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. Hope you were inspired to create “Shaker Cards” like I was when I saw it. I have listed the items used in the cards for your convenience.
Have a wonderful day ~
TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website.Thank you ♥