Looking at the Flowering Fields Stamp Set, I start dreaming of all the beautiful colors of flowers I can create. Then I saw this fabulous sample from fellow stamper Rae Anne and thought it was amazing!!! It’s blues and greens and no foo foo ribbon or bling so that means it is a man card, right???
I started with a Crumb Cake card base. I added strips of cardstock in Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Garden Green, and Cucumber Crush. The strips measure 4″ x 1-1/2″. Each strip is stamped with one of the images from the Flowering Fields Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in the same ink color as the cardstock. I love the subtle outline. Then I took a piece of Crumb Cake measuring 5-1/2″ x 1/2″ and stamped a greeting from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set. I added my own flare with some Candy Dots since they add a little texture and fun!
What do you think – is it masculine??? Who else thinks it would be fabulous with shades of yellow, pink, red, or orange? Let me know in the comments below!!!
I absolutely love the Gold Foil overlay on these butterflies. It is stunning, adds a little bling, and really makes the butterflies POP!!! You could create this card in various colors and use either the Gold Foil or Silver Foil!!!
I started with a Marina Mist card base and stamped on a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. The dots from the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set were stamped in Night of Navy. I stamped them a few times before returning to the ink pad so I could have a variation of colors! The greeting Just Because is from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set! For the butterflies, I stamped them on a scrap piece of Whisper White with the following colors – 1. Soft Sky, 2. Marina Mist, & 3. Night of Navy! The butterflies are amazing just like that but I added the foil overlay to really make them pop. I used the coordinating Bold Butterflies (Bundle & Save 15%) and the Butterflies Framelits for cutting out the butterflies and the overlays!!! Of course the butterflies were added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I adhered the overlay with a Mini Glue Dot down the center of the butterfly! Simple and fabulous!!
Here are some other butterfly color combinations that I have been using!!! You can also check out a Video Tutorial on the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set by clicking here! Let me know your favorite color combination in the comments below!!
I am having so much fun making all kinds of butterflies! The Watercolor Wings Stamp Set is so amazing. It is a 3-Step Stamping Set so you can create amazing colors and a true masterpiece!!! I LOVE IT!!! All of these samples I’m showing today use all Whisper White cardstock – base, front piece and scraps for the butterfly. I embossed the front of the card base above with the Zig Zag Texture Embossing Folder. I stamped the butterfly in Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, and Tangelo Twist! I stamped the greeting from the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set in Tangelo Twist and I brushed the edges with Crushed Curry and a Sponge Dauber!!! I added the butterfly and the greeting piece to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals!!! For the antenna, I stamped that in Basic Black onto the greeting piece and then placed the butterfly over it! Also, no fussy cutting necessary as there is a great Framelit Set to match – Bold Butterfly (Bundle & Save)!!!
I love these shades of purple!!! I used Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, and Elegant Eggplant for this butterfly!! For the dots behind the butterfly, I used the image from the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set and stamped halfway from the left and halfway from the right. This way the meeting of the two images is hidden behind the butterfly. I used the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder for the card front and the greeting is from the Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set. Butterflies are the perfect image for any occasion – sympathy, baby, wedding, anniversary, thinking of you, birthday and everything in between!
There is something about that Brick Embossed background that makes me LOVE this card. That and how the greeting fits so perfectly in that brick. Ahhh I just love it!!! The colors used on this butterfly are Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, and Island Indigo! The greeting is from the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set as well!
Here are three more cards in a similar pattern as the ones above. The far left one uses Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush, and Basic Gray and the far right one uses Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Night of Navy. The middle one is the same as the first card up top. I used the Happy Together greeting from A Dozen Thoughts Stamps Set. Can you tell I had tons of fun making all kinds of cards with this set???
Here is a color chart of the colors I found to be super fabulous!!!!
Here are the color combinations I did not like!!!!
And of course I had to do a Video Tutorial on this stamp set and show you all the fun and excitement I am having so check that out here!!! Let me know your favorite color combination in the comments below!!!
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We all love the detailed, time consuming, layers, and embellishments on a beautiful card but sometimes the simple ones are just as amazing!!! We can also create lots of simple ones real fast to have on hand or as we are walking out the door for that Birthday Party!!! The other bonus is most of these items for these 2 cards are laying around your craft room or space or drawer!
How cute is this? It could be a Birthday or Graduation card!!! Super simple with a Whisper White card base and some scraps of Designer Series Paper. These pieces are from the Brights Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack and I just cut them into triangles. There is no exact dimensions or anything. I just slide the piece into the Stampin’ Trimmer diagonal and cut, tilted it the other way and cut again. The pieces look like a mess but then I added them to the card and it looks fabulous! For the greeting, I used the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set for the Wish Big and the dots came from a NEW stamp set called Friendly Wishes! This stamp set is coming out in the 2015-2016 Catalog on June 2nd!!!
Here is another simple one that was made with triangle scraps. Start with a Whisper White card base, layered Basic Black (4″ x 5-1/4″) and then decorate your Whisper White piece (3-3/4″ x 5″). I took my Snail Adhesive and did 3 lines on the Whisper White – 1 at the top, one about 1/3 of the way down and one in between those!!! Now you don’t need to add adhesive to all of those little pieces of Back to Black Designer Series Paper! I placed the first triangle down a smidge off from the center. I didn’t want a strict center piece so I leaned it a little to the right as my starting point. After that I just filled in on both sides. I layered a piece of Basic Black cardstock (3-3/4″ x 1/2″) over all of the ends at the bottom! I added my greeting from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set and a few Rhinestones and I was all set! Perfect Wedding, Anniversary or Engagement card! Look what you can do with a greeting stamp set and some scraps! Quick and Simple!!!
I got the idea for these cards from a fellow stamper – Mary McCormick, at Spring Into Stamping! Another great card that uses up scraps is this one here but it does take a few more minutes than those above! Love it!!!!
Happy Tuesday!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and I’m sure you are just as excited as I am because I know you all LOVE the One Sheet Wonder Technique!!!! I just can’t get enough of this technique because it is so much fun and it is so very simple…..once you figure out the template. 🙂 hehe No worries, I have this fabulous template created for you AND a video!!!
Look at all of these cards!!!!! I was able to get 15 cards out of one sheet of the 12″ x 12″ Back to Black Designer Series Paper!!!! Love it! I also love that you can pick a color or 2, a greeting stamp set and you are all set to create! Let’s get started!!!
Of course you can pick any of your favorite greeting stamp sets or one specific greeting that you need to make lots of cards with! The colors that I used are the 2013-2015 In-Colors which are Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, and Strawberry Slush! I used the markers to color in the Back to Black Designer Series Paper on some of them!!! I love that!
Okay lets get started on the cutting on your Designer Paper first! Starting with a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, you will cut at 5-1/2″. This creates a 5-1/2″ x 12″ strip which you will then cut at the following numbers: 4-1/4″, 2-1/4″, 2″, 1-3/4″, 1-1/2″ and you will be left with a little piece that is 5-1/2″ x 1/4″. If you wanted to you could add that 1/4″ onto one of the other pieces (except the 4-1/4″ because then it wouldn’t work). Now set all of those pieces aside and pull in your leftover piece which measures 12″ x 6-1/2″. You will cut at 4-1/2″ all the way across giving you a piece measuring 12″ x 4-1/2″ and then you will cut at the following measurements: 3-1/2″, 1-1/2″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2″, and 1-1/2 will be left. Now you can cut one of the 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ pieces down to just 4-1/4″ and the other one down to 4″. One of the 2″ x 4″ pieces will need to be cut in half to make Two 2″ squares. That last piece that is 4-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ needs to be cut into Three 1-1/2″ squares. All of those little pieces you cut off can be tossed or used on another project OR you can leave some of them and work with a larger piece. Now that top piece that you have left over which measures 2″ x 12″ can be used for more cards like in the set above, I cut it into Two 2″ x 4-1/4″ and the last piece is 2″ x 3-1/2″. That is how I got 15 cards. You could also use that piece as a belly band around a box or cellophane bag that you stick all of the cards in as a gift. You can do whatever you would like with that piece!!!
Now some close ups on the cards…..sorry for the long post today. I hope you are still with me! 🙂
I love the Man Cards that I created with this set, I think I could do an entire sheet of Man Cards with this technique just to get me though a few months of Birthdays!
As you can see some of the…chevron? checker?…whatever that pattern is called….I colored in with my Markers and some of them I left white!
Oh how you know I love my flowers! I colored these in with the Markers! Also, that little Coastal Cabana strip on the left side card is only about 3/4″ wide. It is a scrap piece that I had leftover from another project. Use up those scraps on simple cards like these!!!
As you can see, I didn’t color the flowers on these and they look fabulous as well!
This is the piece that was cut diagonal. You can tear it as well if you would like!
Same style of card but one is colored and one just has a border! Love them both!
I actually didn’t use that 3rd 1-1/2″ square because I added my greeting on there. You can always mix it up and cut larger pieces into little squares like this or leave it long. Mix it up and have fun with it! I love it!!!!
Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today. While it might not require a lot of tools or create a specific effect on your project, it will create a WOW!!!!! I love One Sheet Wonder Card Sets because you can get LOTS of cards from just one sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. Well today I’m going to show you how you can get about 40 cards with one pack of the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack. How amazing is that? Now I know 40 cards sounds like a daunting task but not when you are making multiples of the same style and when you are only sticking with a few colors.
You have seen me post about these cards over the past week. You can check out those individual posts here:
All of these cards use less than one sheet from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack so that means I was able to create 4 each of these 6 cards (4 sheets of each pattern in the stack)! That makes 24 cards!!!!! Of course, all the left over scraps could be used for another card, right?
How cute are these??? All of the strips are 1/2″ wide. I started with one strip towards the middle and stuck it down. Then I just worked my way out. There is no true technique to this, just play around and stick some strips of paper down! You could do this with any scrap pieces of Designer Series Paper you have laying around! 🙂 I know you have some! Some of the cards, I stuck to a few colors and others I used all of them! After you lay a few strips down, trim the edge and you can use that piece in another spot.
I was able to create 6 cards in this style so now we are up to 30 cards from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack. There is still three patterns (4 sheets each) left in the stack as well as scraps. That is where you get the last 10+ cards. You could use these to re-create some of the styles above or create something totally new. Again, after you are done using the big pieces, use the scraps for more quilt cards! Want to see this all these cards in action? Check out my Video Tutorial here! Don’t forget to Subscribe to my Channel so you don’t miss out on any future videos. HINT: More One Sheet Wonders are on the way!
One of the reasons I love this style of card making is that I knew the colors I would be working with because they are listed on the front of the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack so there was no guessing or wondering. I pulled out those ink pads and cardstock as well as a few of my favorite greeting stamp sets and went to work! Also, I love that I was able to create cards for all occasions – Man Cards, Girl Cards, Birthday, Sympathy, Wedding, and Just Because! Love it!!!
I don’t know how often you send a card to a friend or family member just because but I try to do it randomly. I believe there is a lot of power and love in a hand-stamped or even hand-written card. The card might show up on a day you are thinking nothing is going right, a day that is gloomy and rainy, or just a day that you need to know someone is thinking of you and cares! This card is perfect for such an occasion. It is simple and yet fabulous! I started with a Blushing Bride card base and rounded all of the corners with the Corner Punch! Also, I rounded the corners of the Pistachio Pudding cardstock which measures 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then with a piece of the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack measuring 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (rounded as well) and placed on top of the Pistachio Pudding, I wrapped some Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine around it twice and tied a bow. I stamped the greeting in Mossy Meadow from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set and added it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals! That is it! You can see another sample using the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stackhere!
Now I challenge you to create a Just Because card and send it to a friend or family member!!! 🙂
Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! Today the technique is cute, small, and uses a fork!!!
How adorable is that mini bow???? The technique to make it may seem a little confusing in the beginning but it is real simple and comes out perfect each time! Love it!
Supplies: Fork and Cotton Ribbon
You will need a piece of Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon anywhere from 6″-10″ (depending on how long you want your tails) and a fork with four tines. If you are right handed, you will place the fork in your left hand with your thumb up by the tines. Place the ribbon across front of fork with 1/3” of ribbon to left of the fork (this is the left side tail). Now wrap the right end of the ribbon around behind the fork, around left edge, over the top of the first end. It will look like a loop with the ends crossed over each other. Thread the that you just wrapped around the fork down through the space between the center fork tines below where the first ribbon crosses. Next you will pull that ribbon end up behind the fork and through the space between center fork tines. Then you will knot the two ribbon ends firmly. Slide ribbon from fork and trim the tails. If you need to tighten your bow, you will pull the tails, not the loops like in a typical bow!
I know this can be confusing at first which is why I did a Video Tutorial for you!!!! Woot Woot! You will see on the video that you can do this with all types of ribbon! For another sample using this technique, check out this post! I used my scissors for the larger style bow!
For the sample shown above, I used a Strawberry Slush card base and layered Blushing Bride on top! The Designer Series Paper is from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack. This card uses one of the sheets (both front and back) for the pink flowers and the yellow dots! I added a strip of Whisper White Scallop Punched cardstock behind the yellow dots! For the bow, I added a strip of Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon across the card and then adhered the bow with a Mini Glue Dot in the center! For the greeting, I stamped in Strawberry Slush using the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set. I added 2 little candy dots on either side to finish it off! I love it! It is pink, flowers, and just adorable. I think you could use this card for lots of different occasions – Baby Girl, Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, Thinking of You, etc. Which would you use this card for? Leave me a comment down below!
Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you and this one is exactly that….fabulous!!! I’m sure you have heard of or see the Bokeh look before. It is those shiny blotches of light in a photograph. So the real definition is the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens. See you know what I mean, right?
Isn’t this just gorgeous??? I used Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry for the background and the greeting is from the Feel Goods Stamp Set! This style I got from a fellow demonstrator Mary Ellen! You can check her out here and see her tutorial on this technique here! I love the idea of using Painter’s Tape to hold down your Watercolor Paper and it gives that perfect trim!!!
Want to see this in action?? Check out my Video Tutorial below! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you like it!!!
I hope you try out this technique and let me know how it goes. I would love to see your creations. You could do this technique in a million different colors and get a different look with each! Love it!
Welcome to 2015! Let’s make it the best year yet!!! I am looking forward to all of my events, classes, stamp parties, meeting new people, laughs and fun that will take place in 2015! Be sure to check out my Upcoming Events to see when you can stamp with me next!!! Can’t wait!!!
Today I thought I would share some more fabulous samples using the One Sheet Wonder Technique. This technique is so much fun and pretty simple! You take a piece of Whisper White cardstock (8-1/2″ x 11″) and stamp all over it. I used the Flower Shop Stamp Set and Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, and Melon Mambo Ink. Then you will put the piece up into the following pieces:
Then you take each piece and make it into a card! You can follow the ways I used them or create your own! I used Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, and Whisper White cardstock for my cards. I brushed some edges with my Sponge Daubers of course! You know how I love my Sponge Daubers. The greetings I used came from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set. I even stamped a few flowers from the Flower Shop Stamp Set on additional cardstock and punched them out with the coordinating Pansy Punch! I added these with Stampin’ Dimensionals and some of them have some Dazzling Details to add a little bling! 🙂 Here are the rest of the samples!
I hope you all try out this technique! You can see other samples here, here and here! If you would like to see these cards in action, check out my Video Tutorial here! I apologize for the poor lighting.