Happy Thanksgiving!!! I’m wishing you all an amazing day and please know that I am so thankful for you!!! I love stamping with you, sharing ideas, chatting about what we are having for supper, kids, houses, and just life in general! You are all like family to me!!! It makes my heart happy!
Here are a few cards that I wanted to share with you because they are so beautiful and the greeting is so fitting! I used the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper which is STUNNING!!! If you have it, enjoy it and use it. I hope these samples inspire you. If you don’t have it yet, stay tuned. Hopefully it is back in stock soon and when it is grab it quickly!!!
With both of these cards, I let the designer series paper steal the show and just simply added a greeting! That’s all it needs! Those deep purples and the shiny gold are just stunning together!
Try it out and let the designer series paper do all of the work and simply add a greeting! It makes for quick and simple cards so you can whip one up quickly before heading out the door or add to your stash quickly!
I hope you all have an amazing day, week, weekend, and year!!! I’m blessed you have you in my life and I’m so thankful for you!!! Thank you again for following me, ordering from me, the likes, comments, and fellowship! Hugs to you all!
Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful but I have a grateful heart every day! There are so many blessings in my life that I can’t even count them all. I find that on hard days it is best to think of as many as I can! One of them is Stampin’ Up and all of YOU!!! You mean so much to me and have allowed me to enjoy my job so much and stay home with my 2 little blessings too!
On this crazy busy holiday week, I thought I would share a quick and simple card that you could whip up in 3 minutes or less!!! Time it!
I used a Blackberry Bliss card base. Next, I cut a piece of the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece and added it to the card front. Then for the greeting, I used the Double Oval Punch! I love that it’s a 2 in 1 punch for the perfect layered greeting! The scallop was punched in Gold Foil Paper. The smooth oval is Gray Granite! I stamped the greeting in Blackberry Bliss Ink. The greeting as well as the image on the inside of the card is from the Banner Year Stamp Set! The greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals…of course!! 🙂
Then for the inside of the card, I used Gray Granite cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the corners! Just a little decoration to pull it all together! DONE!
How long did that take?!? You could even make it simpler by stamping the greeting on the front directly to the designer paper! Quick, simple, and made with love is perfect for this time of year! After all, it is the message and the thought that means the most!
Wishing you all a wonderful week! If you are feeling overwhelmed with the holidays and to-do lists, stop and think of your many blessings for just a minute with a grateful heart! Smile and power through! You got this! Remember that you mean so much to me and I appreciate you! HUGS!
At Target the other day and I see Sugar Cookie Kisses…..Yes please! Omg you all they were AMAZING and gone within a few days! Heavenly!!! Accepting all Sugar Cookie Kisses this season! 🙂 I also have this cute Peppermint Kisses card to share with you today!!!
I got this card idea from the amazing, Kim Peck!!! It uses the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite!!! You can check out more cards using this Suite here.
I started with a Real Red card base! Next, I took 2 pieces of Basic White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ – one for the front and one for the inside! I added a piece of the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Paper along the left hand side and stamped the greeting from the Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set up top! NOTE: If you wish to stamp first, just make sure it is a bit off center since it is centered in the area after the designer paper is placed down!
For the kisses, I stamped 3 of the ornament baubles in Real Red Ink onto Basic White cardstock and then die cut them out! Then I flipped them upside down and placed the 2 on the bottom of the card front with the scallop at the bottom edge of the white cardstock. Using the cardstock as a guide, I trimmed off the tops of the ornaments to create a kiss! Next, I took the third ornament and trimmed less off so it looks bigger and placed it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! To finish off the look, I added a little piece of White Crinkled Seam Binding to the tops of each one. I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the ribbon.
On the inside I decorated with a few of the peppermint candies from the stamp set and the greeting!!! I love the coordination of the front to the inside!
It’s time to stock up with the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale that starts today! Cardstock, Inks, and Dies….oh my!!!
I love that Stampin’ Up moved their “Black Friday” sale to earlier in the month! I like to enjoy Thanksgiving and the weekend after with family….AND FOOD rather than shopping! So get your shopping and saving done early this year with 10% off of cardstock, 15% off of ink pads, and 20% off of dies!!! Click here to see it all and shop!!! This sale is only today, tomorrow, and Thursday so don’t wait long!
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The Beautiful Angels in the Angels of Peace Stamp Set are stunning! I love the elegant, classic look for Christmas time! Add in the Gold Glimmer Paper and I’m in love!
For these cards, I used Merry Merlot for the card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″). Then I took a piece of the Gold Glimmer Paper and layered it on with Stampin’ Seal+. This adhesive doesn’t show through the vellum which is amazing! After creating the first card with the smooth Glimmer Paper, I decided to emboss it for a different look. I’m in LOVE!!!! It just takes this card to a whole new level! Which is your favorite?
For the center band, I wanted to break things up and add a little more depth. I went with the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper layered on Basic White. Without the white, it just didn’t pop and I wanted it to POP!
Now for the beautiful angels! I simply stamped her in Merry Merlot onto Basic White cardstock and then layered it onto Merry Merlot. This piece was then added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! BUT WAIT…..before you go thinking this card is done, I added some Wink of Stella! Wink of Stella adds that hint of glimmer to the angel and it bleeds the ink out a bit. I did the flowers on her head as well as the holly in her hand. On another card, I went over each link of ink in the image to really make it pop and add more color. STUNNING!
If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video here! If you would like to recreate this card, click on the supplies listed below!!!
The Baby Wipe Technique has been around forever it seems. I have done it various times over the years and love the look! Here I created Baby Wipe Bells for this beautiful holiday card! What do you think?!?!
The Baby Wipe Technique is super easy and only requires a Baby Wipe and Ink Refills in any color that you would like! Simply fold the baby wipe to create 4-6 layers. This gives it enough squish to hold ink and press into the stamp. Next, add drips of color from the ink refills randomly all over, filling in all the white spots. For these bells, I used Real Red, Old Olive, and Cinnamon Cider. This is now your ink pad.
The first few images might come out a little odd or fabulous! It just depends. The more you use this “ink pad” the more the colors bleed together and mix for a fun look! I stamped the bells onto Shimmery White Cardstock for a little extra shine and because this cardstock is a hint thicker.
For this card, I used the Frosted Gingerbread Suite!!! You could try out this technique and use other images from the stamp set like the ornament and snowflake too!
For the inside of the card, I actually used Cinnamon Cider rather than the typical Basic White or Very Vanilla. Have you ever tried this?!?! Super cool and I think I’m going to try it more often!
If you would like to see this card in action, click here to watch! If you would like to recreate this card, check out the supplies listed below. Click Add All To Cart for quick and simple shopping!
I realized I never posted the September 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit! While I am late I still wanted to share it so that I could look back on this kit! It was super cute and fun and made the perfect treat boxes for Fall!
The little boxes weren’t really that hard to put together especially since they are scored and have exact adhesive strips provided! TIP: Be careful “curling” or working the top little pieces that curve in. I used my bone folder to get the paper to curl in and I accidently ripped off a few of the little notches….ops! I wish I had good advice for notching each of the things at the top but I feel like I don’t even know! Some of them seemed to just connect so easy and others I struggled with like I lost my groove! LOL
Claire actually helped me on these a little bit and then of course she “helped” make it more chaotic too! We did faces on some and added leaves to others. I did have TONS of faces and leaves left over. I also ended up not using the tags or the curly cues because I didn’t want to overcomplicate things and I felt they didn’t stay on well. Oh well, another project will enjoy them more!
The wheelbarrow box was super fun! I thought you have got to be kidding me when I heard it. So for that reason alone, I thought I have got to try this! My cutting skills are not the neatest and perfect but it actually came together pretty easy and looks okay! This won’t be a decoration piece I’ll keep for years to come though.
Some of the treats have just candy and others have a mini Playdoh in there as well as candy! They were perfect to gift to neighbors, friends and stamp class attendees!
You can sign up for Paper Pumpkin and join in the magic of the surprise and fun! These kits are perfect for beginners but also the avid crafter. So fun and perfectly sets you up for the upcoming holidays! Click here to get the November Paper Pumpkin!
A new month brings new specials! My mind is still exploding about the fact that it’s the 11th month…..November……Holiday Season….almost year end….WHHHHAAAATTTT?!? How?! Anyone else?!? Anyway it will sink in soon! The November 2021 Specials are…..
The Free Stamp Set of the Month for November is the Spiral Dye Stamp Set! I think this one is great background image for so many fun techniques like the Baby Wipe Technique and Blending Brushes!!!
You can earn this set for FREE when you spend $75 or more in the month of November before shipping and tax! This is an exclusive offer through me – Laura Borchert! Click here to start shopping!!!
If you are placing an order online, feel free to use the Hostess Code: F3JtWR97! This allows me to track your order easier, use for doing giveaways, and so much more!!!
The October 2021 Paper Pumpkin did not disappoint at all! These stunning cards are beautiful and added 10 more cards to my stash to send out this season! Woot Woot!!!
These cards were fairly quick and simple to create! If you watched the video of me creating these, you will see my big woopsy but that’s okay! I made it all better! You can check it out here!
My biggest tip for this kit would be to stamp the trees on the plaid printed paper first and set it aside. I found that the plaid paper had a bit of a slick feel to it and the ink took a bit longer to soak in. To avoid smearing it just stamp first and set it aside!
Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the cards as well. The stamp set comes with some super cute images to use! For the plaid tree card, I stamped the trees along the bottom as shown above. For the snowy tree card, I stamped the snowflakes in opposing corners as shown below! Just a fun added touch!
Paper Pumpkin is super fun to enjoy some stamping and creating fabulous projects that coordinate with the upcoming seasons/holidays! The November Paper Pumpkin Kit is going to be adorable snowman gift packaging! I can’t wait for it to arrive to use for teacher gifts, neighbor gifts, and possibly even delivery men/women gifts! Cute and simple! Click here to get signed up for this kit before November 10th!
When you think of Fall, what colors come to mind?? For me it’s typically orange, yellow, and brown/tans. I am loving this new look of Blackberry & Gold for Fall! Thank you Stampin’ Up for making me branch out because I’m in LOVE!!! With this, I might start to like Fall more! I still hate winter and I’m not sure that will ever change. LOL
This card has me swooning! I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base. Next, I layered strips of the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper onto Cinnamon Cider cardstock! This paper is gorgeous with the rich colors and gold foil shine! Then I added this to the left hand side of the card and wrapped some Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the card and tied it into a knot.
Now for the focal point, I stamped the greeting from the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I layered it onto Early Espresso cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set and coordinating dies, I stamped and die cut the 2 pumpkins. I love the Gold Foil touch on that detailed pumpkin! There is a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the top of the stamped pumpkin that is falling off the greeting piece. This is to keep the image level and popped up even though it is falling off the greeting piece a bit.
On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped a coordinating greeting and some of the leaves from the Pretty Pumpkin Stamp Set. There are so many beautiful images in that set!
This card would be perfect for Thanksgiving but also works for a thank you card all season long! What would you use this card for?!?! Let me know in the comments below! If you wish to make this stunning Blackberry & Gold card, check out the supplies listed below. Click Add All To Cart for a quick shopping experience!