Summertime calls for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors, right?!?! I love the outdoors but allergies and mosquitoes also love me so we try to find a balance! This month I am creating with the Gone Fishing Bundle and having lots of fun! These cards are fabulous, masculine, and perfect for lots of different man occasions!!! Join in the fun with the Online Card Class!
I really struggle with masculine cards so I like to create and entire class dedicated to that. This time I went with the Let’s Go Fishing Suite from the NEW Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog! The outdoorsy feel and rich color combinations are just perfect! This class will be offered in person (June 29th) and online (June 19th). If you wish to participate in the Online Class, check out all the details and ways you can stamp along here!
Here is one of the samples we will be creating in the card class! You will notice some New In-Colors like Pebbled Path and Wild Wheat as well as some classics of Mossy Meadow and Basic Vanilla! I have to admit I haven’t stamped with Basic Vanilla in what feels like ages. It seems all of the designer papers have used Basic White! It was nice to switch it up for a change!
Hi! I’m Laura and I LOVE monkeys. I like REALLY love them! When I was a kid, I said that was what I wanted to be when I grow up! The kids have lots of monkey toys because I’m trying to push it on them as well! LOL When I saw the Little Monkey Stamp Set and coordinating Punch, I knew I had to have it!!!
Here is a quick and simple note card that I created! The hardest part of this card is the coloring and that’s not even hard! I would call it more like time consuming than hard. In the photo above, I stamped directly onto the Note Card. After coloring this one, I did see a bit of bleeding from the markers to the inside of the card. So for my event, I had everyone stamp onto a layer of Basic White and then add that to the Note Card either flat or with Stampin’ Dimensionals! The colors I used were Memento Black Ink, Early Espresso Ink, and Granny Apple Green Ink and Blends! Super cute and fun!
Stepped Up Little Monkey Card!
Here is another card I created! This one is stepped up a bit! I used Tahitian Tide as my card base and stamped the leaves all over in Granny Apple Green! Then I stamped the branch onto Granny Apple Green and ripped the top and bottom for a little bit of texture! Next, I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy and layered it onto Night of Navy cardstock for a little more POP! The monkey was stamped in Early Espresso onto Pecan Pie and then punched out!
Which card to you like more – the simple note card or the stepped up version?!? Let me know in the comments below!
If you love monkeys too, check out the supplies listed below!
Do you like to create with all the colors or stick with just 1?!? What do you think of my Moody Mauve monochromatic card?!? I’m a little bit of both! I love all the colors but sometimes I enjoy creating with just 1.
Here I started with a Basic White card base! Then I took a piece of Moody Mauve cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and added a layer of In Color Designer Paper to the lower half (3-3/4″ x 3″). There are so many fun prints in this designer paper pack that you can use for this card or even mix and match to add more color to your card! Next, I added a strip of Moody Mauve Textured Ribbon across the card where the designer paper ends. This sort of smooths out the line from designer paper to cardstock! Simply adhere the ends of the ribbon behind the cardstock and then add this layer to the card base.
For the focal point, I used the Circle Sayings Stamp Set and coordinating Circle Punch! Bundle & Save 10% when you purchase these together! Normally I stamp first and then punch it out but in this case I do the opposite. I punched out the Basic White cardstock first and then stamped the floral image near the bottom edge. Next, I stamped the greeting above that. I was afraid that if I stamped the 2 images and then punched it out they would be too far apart and not fit in the punch. Finally I added this to the card front with Stamping Dimensionals and finished it off with a Moody Mauve Dot! This completes my Moody Mauve monochromatic card!
What color would you use to create this card? Let me know in the comments below!
Announcing the May 2023 Online Card Class…….Bright & Beautiful! This suite from the New Annual Catalog is super fun and bright colors! Everyone celebrates a birthday so it’s perfect to have in your collection! The confetti and stars make it versatile to use for many other occasions too!
The Online Stamp Class will be Friday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m. CT on my Facebook and YouTube!!! You can watch on either platform for FREE!!! You can also check out past classes too! Even if you don’t own the stamp set/bundle, there are lots of great stamping tips and card layout ideas! Check out the Online Class Playlist here!
If you would like to participate in this stamp class, you certainly can! There is the option to get the PDF Tutorial which has all of the measurements, step-by-step directions, and color photos of each card! You can then cut and prepare your cards at home! Another option is to purchase the PDF Tutorial and Card Kit! With this option, I will mail you pre-cut cardstock, ribbon, and the embellishments to create the cards! You can then stamp along with me LIVE or at your own pace! Click here to check out your options!
Mark your calendar and I can’t wait to see you next Friday at the Bright & Beautiful Online Stamp Class!
Are you all singing the NSYNC song now? It’s Gonna Be May….technically Me! Anyway, this month we have lots of sing about like….the NEW Annual Catalog! New In Colors! New Core Colors! And Claire turning 5! OH MY!
Here she is! Oh so beautiful! I love the bright colors on the front! Speaking of bright colors, we welcome Azure Afternoon, Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, Pecan Pie and welcome back Blueberry Bushel, Berry Burst, Lost Lagoon, Misty Moonlight, Lemon Lime Twist, Pretty Peacock!!!! So far I am loving Berry Burst and Bubble Bath together! I also love Afternoon and Blueberry Bushel! Shop.LaurasStampPad.com
As for the New In Colors…..I can’t say I am as excited! At first glance, I will admit they aren’t my jam. You all know I love bright colors! It’s all good though. I have played with them and I do think that Moody Mauve and Boho Blue are pretty amazing. Pebbled Path is growing on me. As for the other 2 (Wild Wheat & Copper Clay), I’m just not sure I will use them a lot. That’s okay! Every color is not for everyone. Let me know what you think of these colors in the comments below!
As always, the Free Designer Paper Pack for the month is……..Glorious Gingham which feature the new colors! Lemon Lime Twist, Pecan Pie, Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, and Pretty Peacock are the colors in this pack! All orders of $75 or more, placed this month through me will receive this paper pack for FREE! Click here to shop!
Happy Stampin’ and back to singing….It’s Gonna Be May!
It’s always sad to see stamp sets retire and this little piggy set is one of them! It’s also on SUPER sale too!!! This Birthday Piggy Stamp Set is under $10 and the coordinating dies are under $15. WOOT WOOT for an amazing bundle! Click here to shop them!
I used a lot of retiring products in this card actually so snatch them up before they are gone at the end of the month! The black and white polka dot paper is from the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper Pack (sold out already). The Balmy Blue Textured Shimmer Paper (not retiring) is super fun to add to a card or any project. It has just a hint of shimmer to it so nothing majorly bling-y. It’s the texture that is super fun though. I love it!
For the focal point, I used the Scallop Contour Dies and stamped the piggy in Basic Gray Ink! I went for gray because it’s a bit softer than Memento Black. I really struggled with color options for my piggy. After coloring it I thought oh no, that’s awful but after it sat for a bit and the colors blended, I loved the look! For the piggy above, I used Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo for the accents! For the piggy below, I used just Flirty Flamingo and while he’s PINK its super cute! So my advice for you is to just color and have fun and give it a bit to really blend and dry and then decide whether you like it or not.
Here I created the same card but in landscape to fit this adorable piggy on a scooter! These adorable cards would be fun for any age really! I know I would giggle if I got this little piggy birthday card! What about you?!?
The NEW Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog is coming in May! This means that some items will be retiring to make room for new stuff. Lucky for you some of these items are up to 60% off! Woot Woot! They are also while supplies last too so don’t wait long!
If you would like to see the full list of retiring items with discounts from the Annual Catalog, click here!
To view the January-April Mini Catalog retiring items with discounts, click here!
Stampin’ Up! is also doing a color refresh! This keeps the colors fresh and current! It also brings back colors that we loved so much! The colors listed above are retiring and we have new colors coming to replace them. Some of the colors are BRAND NEW and some are returning past In Colors! Eeeeeee.
Don’t forget that the 2021-2023 In Colors are also retiring. That includes Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent (super sad), Evening Evergreen, and Polished Pink. NOTE: I didn’t mention Fresh Freesia! That is because that is one of the returning colors. Woot Woot!!!
You can start ordering these items now but as you will see in the PDF lists linked above, some items are discounted. This discount (Up to 60% Off) doesn’t begin until Monday, April 4th! BUT items could also sell out before then since they are while supplies last! Click here to shop now and again on April 4th!
The March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit was so fresh and fun! I love the pops of gold foil, the simple plants and uplifting greetings!!! This kit also came with 2 stamp sets which was extra fun! Paper Pumpkin is 10 years old! Woot Woot!
I think this one is my favorite mostly because of the greeting! This would make a great Mother’s Day Card but also any time. I feel like I could give this to a fellow Mom friend to brighten her day. It could be a birthday card for any of the women in my life. There are lots of ways to use this card!
This card is my second favorite because I love polka dots! TIP: When I added the flower pot, I actually put a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional at the bottom of the pot so it would stay level with the popped up label. Then I added the glue dots at the top of the pot to adhere to the popped up label!
Okay, I have to say, this is not my least favorite card. I love this one too but it just happens to be the final card in the kit. I love the whole bookshelf concept and all the pinks and purples with that hint of gold foil.
Which card is your favorite from the March 2023 Paper Pumpkin?!? Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to sign up for the April Kit before the 10th! Click here to get started!
You all know I love bright colors and flowers! Here I created a card that is just that and I just want to make a million of them! It’s actually really easy and a fun way to use Designer Paper! Check it out with all the layers!
Isn’t it just stunning?!?! Are you ready for all the measurements to layer together?!?!
Daffodil Delight – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, Melon Mambo – 4″ x 5-1/4″, Daffodil Delight – 10″ x 3-3/4″, scored at 3″ and 8″. All of these pieces are layered onto each other! Then the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper measures 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ for the top piece and 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ for the bottom piece! You could use the same pattern for these 2 pieces or use coordinating pieces.
For the greeting, I used the amazing Something Fancy Stamp Set and coordinating dies. I love how the dies have layering labels! There is nothing better than a good label set and even better when they layer for a fabulous look like this!
This inside greeting is like the best ever. I love it so much because it’s so perfect to send to someone to brighten there day! This greeting could be stamped inside every card in my opinion!
I hope you enjoyed this card with all the layers! It’s so beautiful and easy to create! Try it out!
There is something about Gold and Navy that just looks stunning!!! Check out this fun Gold Foil One Sheet Wonder card that I created! It uses the NEW Naturally Gilded Specialty Designer Paper that came out this month!!!
The Naturally Gilded Paper has sheets of Gold, Copper, and Silver! These prints are basic nature images which is perfect for any occasion! I paired it with the Something Fancy Stamp Set and Dies for a quick and simple card!
One Sheet Wonder
Now for the amazing One Sheet Wonder part where you can create 6 cards! Let me share the measurements so you can use every inch of the 12″ x 12″ Designer Paper. After all this paper is gorgeous and you don’t want to waste any. First, cut at 5-1/4″ creating a 5-1/4″ x 12″ strip. Then cut another strip at 5-1/4″. Now you should have 2 strips measuring 5-1/4″ x 12″ and 1 strip measuring 1-1/2″ x 12″. With both 5-1/4″ x 12″ strips, cut across every 4″ creating 6 pieces measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″. These will be used on the card fronts of 6 cards! Now with the 1-1/2″ x 12″, simply cut that in half at 3/4″ creating 2 strips of 3/4″ x 12″. Then cut across every 4″ creating 6 pieces measuring 3/4″ x 4″ which will be used inside the card!
For the inside of this card, I brushed some Night of Navy Ink on the bottom of the Very Vanilla just to make the Designer Paper POP some more! I really love how it turned out!!! Of course, then I stamped the greeting crooked but it’s all good! 🙂 Check out all of the supplies below so you can recreate these gold foil one sheet wonder cards!