Simply Sunday: Punched Hearts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we’re gettin’ a little punchy as we get ready for Valentines Day. A simple punched card is easy to make and turns out so cute. I used 4 different patterns from the Pattern Party Designer paper for my hearts and background … you’ve seen me use this several times in the past week.

Once I punched my designer paper hearts I used the scalloped heart punch to mat my hearts in Basic Black and really make my colors pop…. these two punches are sold together. The small polka dot designer paper is the backdrop for the entire card.

The greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set from our Annual Catalog. Once I stamped my greeting, I fussy cut it, added a black mat and cut that as well.

All of these goodies I used for this card can be found in the annual catalog … even the cute little Pastel Pearls. The pull the Flirty Flamingo color out and compliment the Granny Apple Green hearts. Such an easy card to make but ohhhh so cute! Send it to cheer up a friend or to say Happy Valentines Day.

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to join me.

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

Quick -n- Easy Gift Boxes: featuring Time of Giving Bundle!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ll be sharing my Facebook LIVE replay for you. I created two cute little Gift Boxes featuring the Time of Giving Bundle … You’ll be surprised at how easy this is to make! Formally know as the 2-4-6-8 Boxes … I’ve done a little adjusting to make the box a little bigger so it could hold more goodies!!

And what would you put into these little cuties? Well … candy works great, or cookies!! But you could also put in little toys for a child, or how about a get well kit with hand sanitizer, tissues, maybe some tea … you could have so much fun with this.

Speaking of tea … grab a cup or some coffee and join me for the replay of my LIVE last night.

I have the dimensions for you so you can make some of these little cuties yourself! Let’s begin ….

  1. Start with an 11″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock (on sale thru Nov.18th, 2021)
  2. On the 11″ lenght; Score at 2″ … 5″ … 7″ and 10″. Cut 1/2″ off end if prefered.
  3. Turn cardstock 90 degrees and on the 5-1/2″ length; score at 1-1/2″.
  4. Cut on score lines as shown in the video
  5. Designer Series Paper: 2 pieces: 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and 2 pieces: 2-3/4/” x 3-3/4″
  6. Attach the designer paper onto box … except the front piece which you will cut to create window.
  7. Use the smaller of the two dies and cut through both the designer paper and cardstock. Make sure it is aligned.
  8. Remover designer paper and cut with larger of the two dies.
  9. Attach window sheet … either onto inside of box or between the box and designer paper
  10. Glue side flap (1/2″) and then bottom flaps as shown in video.

The first box was created with Shaded Spruce cardstock and the Tidings of Christmas Designer paper. The greeting comes from the Time of Giving Bundle and is stamped in Real Red … the box is embellished with the Red Rhinestones.

I used the Layering Oval dies to create window on both of the boxes …

The second box was created with Cajun Craze cardstock and the Pattern Party Designer Series paper from our exclusive Hostess Rewards. Greeting comes from the Time of Giving Bundle and is stamped with Cajun Craze!

I embellished this box using the die cut leaves from the bundle and the stunning Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper. They are even cuter close up.

I hope I have inspired you to try these little cuties … it really is so simple to make, and you can fill it with anything you wish. A perfect gift for a friend, a co-worker, a child, someone who’s sick or anyone who you want to Thank you too.

I have listed the ingredients below for your shopping convenience…. just click on any item to begin. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

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 

Friday Fun: More Pinwheel Tower Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back with more Pinwheel tower cards. I’ll be sharing the video replay of the Pinwheel Tower card again for our new viewers … it has the dimensions you need to create your own.

Let’s begin with the cute Pattern Party Designer paper with all it’s adorable patterns. In the video you heard me say that this has color on one side and black and white on the other, so….

For a pop of color, I did the Ombre technique using Bermuda Bay ink and my Blending Brush. I love how it turned out. I did “each side” as it lays flat the same … not intermingling the designer paper like I did on the other cards. So one side is Ombre and the other is ….

With some of the leftover Basic Black cardstock, I created a “pocket” to tuck in some money or a gift card into it!

Here are the dimensions for the Pinwheel Tower Card …

  • Tower: 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ … Score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″ which leaves 1/4″ flap to secure the tower.
  • Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. These pieces will be attached to the tower.
  • Designer paper cut 4 @ 4″ x 2-1/2″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4″ x 1-1/2″.

I used the Elegantly Said bundle for my greeting as I did on one of the other cards, and I dyed the edges of the Glitter Organdy Ribbon to coordinate and add a hint of color to the tag.

My next card highlights the stunning Expressions in Ink Designer Paper… The pattern was cut to flow around the entire card. I simply can not resist beautiful designer paper … it turns a “fun fold” card into something elegant …

I used the Create with Friends stamp set and stamped my greeting in Evening Evergreen … I adorned the card with the 2021-23 In-Color Gems, also the Evening Evergreen.

STAMPIN’ TIP: You save designer paper when cutting a 12″ x 12″ at the 4″ dimension instead of the 4-1/4″ because the 4″ cuts equally and the other leaves leftover.

Here is the video

I hope you enjoyed these additional cards. Thank you for joining me today ….

Have a wonderful weekend!

Here is a list of supplies used to create today’s cards. You can click on any one of them to view the product and get more details. It will take you directly to my store so you may begin shopping for the items you need. Thank You ❤

The PINWHEEL TOWER Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited to share the Pinwheel tower cards and more with you today. I’ll be sharing the video replay of last nights Facebook LIVE which shares 3 different versions of the Pinwheel Tower card with the dimensions you need to create your own.

Let’s begin with the cute Pattern Party Designer paper with all it’s adorable patterns. I teamed it up with the Elegantly Said bundle. I used the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color the Opal Rounds and White Glitter Organdy Ribbon.

This photo shows a piece of designer paper with a “pocket” to tuck in some $$ or a gift card!

Here are the dimensions for the Pinwheel Tower Card …

  • Tower: 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ … Score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″ which leaves 1/4″ flap to secure the tower.
  • Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. These pieces will be attached to the tower.
  • Designer paper cut 4 @ 4″ x 2-1/2″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4″ x 1-1/2″.

My next card highlights the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Paper and the Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon. I simply can not resist this designer paper and it turns a “fun fold” card into something elegant …

My last card is the Tidings & Trimmings bundle from the Tidings of Christmas suite in the Annual Catalog (the big book) The “Noel” used on my Whimsy Wonder card comes from this bundle as well … I love the color combination of this paper.

The dimensions for the designer paper are different on this card because I have “no border” around the edges. Here are those dimensions: Designer paper cut 4 @ 4-1/4″ x 2-2/3″ plus four slim pieces cut at 4-1/4″ x 1-3/4″.

STAMPIN’ TIP: You save paper when cutting a 12″ x 12″ at the 4″ dimension instead of the 4-1/4″ because the 4″ cuts equally and the other leaves leftover.

Here is the video

I hope you enjoyed the video and the cards. I will be sharing the “other card” mentioned in the video with you tomorrow.

Thank you for joining me today, and last night if you caught this LIVE!

Here is a list of the products I used on my cards. You may click on any one for more information on the product, or to begin shopping so you can start making these adorable cards. Thank you.

Creating with Friends

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Friday!! I have two cards to share with you today featuring the “Pattern Party” Designer Series paper from our Hostess Collection and the fun and fabulous “Creating with Friends” stamp set! Well … I think it’s fun and fabulous!!

This stamp set has playful fonts and great sentiments to help you celebrate friendships in many ways and when it’s paired up with the Pattern Party designer paper, well … you have a winning combination!! Let’s begin …

I used my “split” technique for my cards today ~ super simple and a paper saver. Here is my video to show you how this technique works …

I love this technique, it is quick and simple yet can really make your card fun, plus it’s saves your designer paper because you are using 4″ x 4″ squares of paper … so no waste!!

My next card is using the same technique, with the same paper pack, just a different design. It comes with 48 sheets of designer paper, 4 each of 12 double-sided designer papers, so … 24 different patterns!!

Here’s the card …

So fun and so colorful, yet with 24 different patterns in this paper pack you’ll also find subtle designs, great textures and fun patterns! When it comes to the Create with Friends stamp set, you will find the same creative variety and ways to express your feelings … I simply had to have it! I love my greeting / sentiment sets!

I’ll be sharing more samples using these two products at my Catalog Launch Party … I hope you join me!! I’ll begin sharing on Tuesday and leading up to the LIVE events Friday & Saturday May 21st & 22nd. If you’re in need of a demonstrator and some fun, CLICK HERE & join us!!

Thank you for joining me today, please let me know if you have any questions on my cards, technique or the NEW Catalog Launch Party … I’d be happy to answer them.

Have a good day, and a wonderful weekend.

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