Simply Sunday: Words of Cheer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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

A Whimsy & Wonder Slimline Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Add a bit of quirky charm to your holidays this year with the Whimsy & Wonder Suite! The non-traditional colors in this suite add to the whimsical fun. The iridescent accents of the Whimsy and Wonder 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and the coordinating iridescent Wonderful Snowflakes add a magical shimmer to your projects. The wonder of it all is that with the switch of colors you can also create an elegant and traditionally look with these stamps and dies.

Let’s create some Christmas cheer with this unique slim card! Ribbon, Metallic Adhesive Dots, Velvet Paper and Wink of Stella add that extra bit of texture and sparkle that really make this card shine!

July-December 2021 Mini Catalog - WHIMSY & WONDER SUITE

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock to 7″ x 6″. Score at 3-1/2″ along the 7″ side. Fold to create a slim 3-1/2″ x 6″ card. Cut Basic White cardstock to 3-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ and adhere inside card for a writing area.

2) Cut Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper to 3″ x 3″ (holly leaf pattern) and 3-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ (Blushing Bide with iridescent snowflakes). Adhere layers to card with Stampin’ SEAL.

3) Stamp sketch tree image on scrap Snowy White Velvet Sheets with Blushing Bride ink. Stamp greeting on Shimmery White cardstock with Misty Moonlight ink. Allow ink to dry.

4) Cut 2″ x 4″ scraps of Mossy Meadow and Polished Pink cardstock. Paint each with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and set aside to dry.

5) Die cut greeting with Layering Circles Die that is about 1-5/8″ and die cut scrap Misty Moonlight cardstock with the scallop Layering Circle Die that is slightly larger.

6) Die cut the stamped tree with coordinating die, Old Olive with the open tree die, and Mint Macaron diamond patterned Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Design Series Paper with the tallest tree die.

7) Die cut the zig-zag garland from Shimmery White cardstock. Die cut the tiny ornaments and stars from the Wink of Stella painted Mossy Meadow and Polished Pink cardstock.

8) Layer Old Olive tree onto card front and adhere with Stampin’ Seal. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the zig-zag garland to the largest tree. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ SEAL. Add Velvet stamped tree with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

9) Add a couple strips of Stampin’ SEAL to the card front under where the circle greeting will go. Cut a 8″ piece of the Blushing Bride 3/8″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon. Cut one end straight across. Pull threads to unravel the entire ribbon. The long threads that make the length of the ribbon will remain. Wrap the threads loosely around several fingers and press into the Stampin’ SEAL. Don’t worry about being perfect, a bit random and unraveled lo makes this look the best!

10) Layer circles with Stampin’ SEAL and adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

11) Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere stars and ornaments to trees. Add several of the gold Brushed Metallic Adessive Dots around the card.


OPTIONAL: Create a coordinating envelope using a 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ piece of Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper. Place the card diagonally on the center of the paper. Fold in the side edges (3-1/2″ edges of card). Fold up the bottom long edge and use Stampin’ SEAL or Stampin’ SEAL+ to adhere the bottom flap to the side flaps (don’t adhere to the card!). Add Stampin’ SEAL to the edge of the remaining flap and seal closed. Add adhesive labels for adding an address if mailing.

MAIN SHOT

TIPS: Use the putty end of the Take Your Pick Tool (#144107) to pick up and hold small die cut pieces (like the stars and ornaments) while you add a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then to place them on your project.

Don’t you just love the Whimsy & Wonder suite?! The designer paper is one of my favorites in the Holiday Mini catalog.

Enjoy the tutorial and have 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

Whimsical Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Many of you know I’ve been busy preparing for my upcoming Holiday Stampin’ Retreat next weekend, and while doing so, I had some left over Mint Macaron circles … couldn’t let them go to waste so I paired it up with the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Paper …

The conventional patterns meet an unconventional color scheme in the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Specialty Series Paper. This paper is a lovely choice for those who want to celebrate the spirit of the season. Images include gifts, trees, snowflakes, and more. And once the holidays are done, use the versatile stripes and tone-on-tone patterns for all of your projects. This papercrafting staple is great scrapbook paper, card making paper, and more!

Now let’s take a look at that card ….

So simple yet so darn cute! I turned the circle into an ornament … the greeting comes from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set and is Heat embossed in silver. I also heat embossed the top to my ornament and used some silver cord from on of my Paper Pumpkin kits! There are always left over goodies to use.

The Basic Rhinestones were colored with the Stampin’ Blends …

I love a quick -n- easy card … especially when you can add some beautiful designer paper and a few items you have around the stamp room!! What can you create?

Thank you for joining me today… Happy 1st Day of November!!

Happy Stampin’ ~

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 

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.