I may not be posting here as often as I was but always know I’m here for you!!! Since I have been doing Daily Dose of Stamping Therapy on my Facebook Page and things are all crazy with a juggling this new routine, I slowed down on posting here on my blog! I hope you all understand!
I made them with a regular card base measuring 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Next, I layered on a piece measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. That is the Whisper White or Blueberry Bushel layer in the samples above. These colors used are the retiring In Colors so I wanted to use up all of the supplies I have before they retire! Then I took some of the In Color Designer Series Paper to decorate and add some pattern to the card! The stamp set I used is the Artfully Aware which is also retiring. I’m sad about that one and might keep this set a bit longer!
Don’t forget that all retiring items are while supplies last or June 2nd! Believe it or not that is coming up real soon!!! Click the items below to start shopping! If you spend $75 or more, you will also earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!! Woot Woot!!!
I realized I forgot to let you all know what the May 2020 Free Stamp Set of the Month is! Drum Roll…………..
You Always Deliver is the Free Stamp Set this month! I felt it was very appropriate for this crazy time that we are in. It is also a retiring stamp set. That means this set will be gone as of June 2nd so get it now!!!
All orders of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) during the month of May will get this stamp set for FREE from me! This is an exclusive offer through me, Laura Borchert! I will send it to your directly! Click here to start shopping and earning the May 2020 Free Stamp Set of the Month! Don’t forget the Last Chance Items which are retiring on June 2nd!
Happy May! It’s another month and we are still stuck at home! I get it! The struggle is real! My biggest struggle is people! I miss family, friends, strangers, anyone! HUGS! Until, then I shall make these cards and send lots of happy mail!
These are some quick and simple cards that I created recently on a Facebook Live that I did. During this “stay at home” time, I have been doing Daily Dose of Stampin Therapy each weekday to stay connected to all of you. It’s a fun little time where we chat, stamp, and laugh together! Click here to join in the fun! If you don’t have Facebook, I’m also posting the videos to my YouTube Channel too!
These cards were made with the retiring In Colors and coordinating In Color Designer Series Paper which is already sold out! I then just added a greeting and embellished. Simple and fabulous!
The stamp set that I used for these cards is the Artfully Aware Stamp Set. That set is also retiring so grab it now before it is gone!
If you are looking for great greetings to make quick and simple cards like this during this crazy time, check out Stampin’ Up’s NEW Share Sunshine PDF Download! When you purchase this, you will instantly get the PDF of these funny, cute greetings to print and use as much as you would like. Also, all of the sales for this will be donated to go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations: The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund & United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. What a great way to give back and make hearts smile! Not only are you enjoying the therapy of stamping, you are donating to a good cause and sending those cards to make someone’s day! It’s a win win all around!
Today, I’m sharing another one of Laura’s Quick Tips! This one is all about cutting for cards! I feel like I needed to share this forever ago since it’s the first step in card making! So here we go….
A few things that I use for cutting for my cards are the Stampin’ Up Stampin’ Trimmer and a ruler! I use the Stampin’ Trimmer to get that nice smooth straight cut. A regular medium sized card is just a piece of cardstock cut in half either way. You can cut at 4-1/4″ along the 8-1/2″ side or cut at 5-1/2″ along the 11″ side. This will create a 4-1/4″ x 11 card base to fold in half or a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base cut in half. The majority of my card layers are done in 1/4″ increments. So I would layer on a piece of cardstock or designer paper on the front measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ which is a 1/4″ in from the card base. Eighth of an inch is just too crazy to do all of the time in my opinion!
If you would like a little card cutting cheat sheet, you can get it for FREE when you sign up for my mailing list. Click here to join my mailing list for tips, ideas, promotions, and more!!
Check out the video below or click here to see this all in action as well as a few more tips! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!
Another month of staying at home! Now is the time to make sure you are reaching out to friends and family. Send some happy mail and let others know you are thinking of them! Check out this cute “Cow’s It Going” card I made using the retiring stamp set Over the Moon!
These are just quick and simple cards using the retiring In-Colors of Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, and Grapefruit Grove. The card bases are 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and the designer paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″! Some of them I added an additional layer of cardstock and then layered designer paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. Then I just stamped and decorated with the Over the Moon Stamp Set!!!
These cows are just the cutest ever. I colored them with Stampin’ Blends. The cow doing the splits has crazy spots so when I colored that one in black she lost an eye. Check out the cards in the middle in the top photo for my little eye patch cows!
I have now sent all of these Cow’s It Going cards out as Happy Mail to friends and family to spread some happiness during this time of uncertainty. I urge you to do the same. Join me for Stampin’ Therapy on Facebook each week day! Get inspired and make some cards to send out!
I think this is a record for me creating my Paper Pumpkin Kit in the same week it arrived! Woot Woot! Thanks to my “Daily Dose of Stampin’ Therapy” Facebook lives where I enjoy stamping and chatting with all of you! Click here to go join in the fun!! Here is the April Paper Pumpkin Kit!
This one is the tricky card that had me stumped for a while. Finally I….or should I say with Brad’s help….figured it out!!! It is a Z fold card and originally I thought it should fold where the white and green print meet. I was wrong! The green/white panel is the card base “inside”. Then you fold that middle score line over to create a card. It will be too long and go beyond the card back. Next, fold on the far left score line back towards the front to create the Z fold! I hope that all makes sense. If not, just watch the video below! 🙂
The greeting on that back panel is AMAZING! I really had a hard time covering it up because I love it so much. It says, “Life’s greatest blessings begin and end with family. It is in families that we learn to love, teach what is most important, and grow together in love and laughter. Grateful for you, happy to be yours! <3
This is the second card that is super fun with the tree! I love those leaves/flower petals! I did find that there are not enough pearls for every yellow dot on each card. BUT I found a fun solution for running out. I was able to take the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker and color some of my Pearls for the same look! PERFECT!!!
Check out the video below or click here to see all of these tips in action for the April Paper Pumpkin Kit! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!
This is the adorable card I gave my mom for her retirement. I mean actually I sent her a lot of cards but this one I made specifically for her because I thought it was cute and she would enjoy it! Relax & chinchilla out…it’s the perfect greeting, right?
Isn’t it adorable??? I even stamped a coordinating envelope!
For this card, I started with a Pretty Peacock card base. Next, I layered on some Mango Melody and then some Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper!! Then for the focal point, I die cut out 2 sizes of the Stitched So Sweetly labels! These are so cute and perfect for adding a greeting on your card!
Using the Witty-cisms Stamp Set, I stamped the greeting/image in Memento Black Ink. Then I colored the little chinchilla in with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Marker. To add a little bling, I colored over him with the Wink of Stella Pen! Then I layered these together and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
For the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Witty-cisms Stamp Set. I also added a little strip of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper to the left hand side to bring it all together! I love how it turned out and my Mom loved it too!!!
Check out the supplies listed below if you need to make a fun “relax & chinchilla out” retirement card! Don’t forget that the FREE Stamp Set of the Month this month is the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set for order of $75 or more!
Stampin’ Up’s NEW catalog is coming out in June! That means we need to make room for new stuff by retiring some of the current products!!! These items that are retiring are while supplies last so get them now!!
The 2018-2020 In Colors will be retiring in June. These supplies are while supplies last so they could be gone sooner! Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick are the color names! My favorite is Lovely Lipstick and I’ll be sad to see it go. I just love shades of PINK! If you have the ink pad, be sure to grab an Ink Refill so you can enjoy the color for even longer!!! Grab some coordinating cardstock, ribbon, and other fun embellishments too!
Another tip is that Stampin’ Up retires all of the designer paper in the catalog. There has been a time or 2 where they keep one pack again for another year but otherwise all of them go. Grab your favorites now before they are gone. You can also check out my One Sheet Wonders for great ways to use the paper!
Check out the video below or click here to see all of these products! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!
April Showers Bring May Flowers…..I sure hope so!!! I’m ready for all of the warm sunshine and beautiful flowers! The Under My Umbrella Stamp Set is perfect for April!!! Check out this fun sample!
I’m not showing the full card for this beautiful sample because this is one of the cards in my Virtual Stamp Class!!! You will have to check out the full class to see it all! I promise you won’t be disappointed! The class is a total of 5 cards all using the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch!
In the class, I walk through each and every card in real time with you so it is like we are stamping together. What is even better is that I offer tips and ideas along the way to enhance your stamping experience! So that means even though it is a Virtual Stamp Class, it is still the same as if I was right there with you! The best part is that you can do it any time you want and anywhere you want. Now I can stamp with all of you all over the country! Woot Woot!
Here is another little sneak peak. This is the inside of a card that coordinates with the card front! 😉
BONUS: The Under My Umbrella Stamp Set is also the FREE Stamp Set of the Month for orders of $75 or more (before tax and shipping). So stock up on some goodies and get the punch for $75 and then I’ll send you the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set. Then you can get the April Showers Bring May Flowers Class so you can create amazing cards to WOW your friends and family! Click the supplies listed below!
Happy Tuesday! To keep the celebration of my 16 years with Stampin’ Up going, I’m sharing my 16 Favorite Products!!! This has been an annual tradition for a few years now and I find it so interesting to see what they are! You can check out past years here and here!
These are my favorite products that I’m loving right now! What are some of yours?? Let me know in the comments below!
~Stampin’ Shammy – I use this so much and it’s AMAZING!!! Champagne Rhinestones – Bling Bling in a fun, fabulous shade!!! ~Peaceful Moments Stamp Set – I love the greetings and that fabulous font!!! Under My Umbrella Stamp Set – It’s perfect for Spring! Beautiful!!! ~Umbrella Builder Punch – Of course you have to get the coordinating punch!!! Best Dressed Designer Series Paper – The flower side is just stunning!!! ~Take Your Pick Tool – This thing is so handy and makes crafting easy!!! Ornate Style Stamp Set – That corner image is perfect for ALL Cards!!! ~Ornate Layers Dies – These are perfect for greetings, decoration, and more!!!
Lovely Lipstick & Daffodil Delight – These are my 2 favorite colors right now!!! ~Label Me Lovely & Label Me Fancy Punches – I grab for these for almost every card! Layering them and cutting them is super fun!!! Stampin’ Blends…..ALL OF THEM! I am really starting to enjoy coloring because of these amazing markers!!! ~Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon & Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon – Both of these are so beautiful and fun to use for any card occasion!!!
To see this all in action, check out the video below or click here. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!