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!
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?!?
I DO NOT HAVE A GREEN THUMB! I am the youngest of 3 kids. My Mom is a major gardener in both flowers and vegetables and my oldest sister is the same! My brother does have a vegetable and then there is me with nothing. Thanks a bunch, apparently it all ran out by the time I came along! I can barely keep a house plant alive. I either over water it or forget about it. What I do enjoy doing is stamping with flowers and vegetables though if that counts?! 🙂
The Thanks A Bunch Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set has these adorable carrots and some super fun SPRING greetings! You all know how much I love Spring so I’m overjoyed. If you are new here, Welcome! My name is Laura and I LOVE SPRING!
For this card, I used Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizzazz Ink! When stamping the carrots, I stamped off once with the full solid carrot piece in Pumpkin Pie Ink and then stamped it on the scalloped rectangle. Then I stamped full strength Pumpkin Pie for that detailed right side image. NOTE: I always find it easier to stamp the lighter image second because it is easier to line up an image through a lighter ink (stamped off ink). That would mean stamping the right side detailed image first in this case. The problem here is that spacing would be difficult! It is doable if you start with the center one and work your way out.
I have another tip for the carrot tops too! The solid leaf was stamped in Pear Pizzazz and stamped off. As for the other greenery piece, that one is stamped in full strength. I also felt that the stem was super long so I simply curved it around the clear block to shorten the image!
Check out the supplies listed below to recreate this fabulous card using the the Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set that you can get for FREE through Sale-A-Bration!
Have you seen the Dainty Flowers Designer Paper that is one of the $50 Level Sale-A-Bration items?!?!? It is so beautiful! I know I am a flower girl already but this paper is just amazing! It is also perfect for making quick and simple cards too!
The colors of this card (Blushing Bride & Starry Sky) are a beautiful combination. Add the layer of Dainty Flowers Designer Paper for a quick and simple card. All I did next was add a greeting with some Linen Thread for texture and then some Brass Butterflies. This card could be used for many different occasions! Which occasion would you use it for?!?!?
For those Linen Thread Loops, I simply added a dab of adhesive to the middle of my card. Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around 4 fingers. I try to end my loop around the same spot as where the starting end is. Then slide the loops off your fingers and twist into a figure 8. This makes the ribbon fan out a bit. Then place this down with the center of your figure 8 on that dab of adhesive in the center of your card. Add the greeting over the top of the loops with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Feel free to pull the loops a bit to fan them out for more texture! This can be done with Baker’s Twine and other thin threads and ribbon! I hope you will try it out too!
Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th so don’t wait to place your order and earn lots of Free Sale-A-Bration goodies. The Dainty Flowers Designer Paper has been a popular one so I could see it running out perhaps!
There are so many different ways to create a card at any level! Whether you are new to stamping or have stamped for many years….whether you have tons of supplies or just a handful of items, you can create a beautiful card made with love. Which one are you – Simple, Moderate, or Stepped Up?!?! I’m all 3 but probably moderate the majority of the time!
I used Note Cards and Envelopes for these cards which are fun and easy because they come pre-scored and ready to go! They are also a notecard size (5″ x 3-1/2″) so it isn’t as big and daunting if you are just starting out! Note Cards & Envelopes come in a pack of 20 and there is a white or vanilla option!
For this simple card, I took a piece of Basic White (4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″) to do all of the stamping on. This made it less intimating for making mistakes. If I made a mistake on the card front, that’s the entire card. This way it’s a fun layer to add texture to the card while also making it “safer”. LOL I just randomly stamped the grass in Parakeet Party Ink and then added the flowers on top. Some of the flowers are stamped with the big flower in the upper left and some in the lower center. This gives the field of flowers a random look where each flower isn’t the same! The flowers were stamped in Sweet Sorbet Ink and Orchid Oasis! Then I added a greeting and it was all set!
Step It Up!
To step up the card a bit, I simply added a layer of Sweet Sorbet cardstock to make it POP more! The Sweet Sorbet cardstock measures 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ and then the Basic White measures 3″ x 4-1/2″. To mix it up even more I created this card in landscape rather than portrait. There are so many fun ways to create this card! To step it up even more, you can punch out the greeting with your favorite label punch (or die cut) and add a little ribbon behind it or jewels! So many ways to decorate this card!
Which card style do you prefer – simple, moderate, or stepped up?!? It’s okay to be all 3 too!!! If you would like to recreate these cards, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that it is Sale-A-Bration time right now so you can earn FREE goodies when you order $50!!! Woot Woot!
Let’s just go ahead and call this month – Anniversary April!!! My Stampin’ Up! Anniversary is the month as well as our Wedding Anniversary! Pop the champagne and let’s celebrate!!!
I created this fun fold card for a recent class and thought it was perfect for Brad for our anniversary! Thank you to Connie Stewart for the inspiration! There is something about the elegant paper and jade color that just felt so right!
How To Cut & Use All of the Paper:
I started with a 1/4 sheet of Just Jade cardstock (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) as the card base. Next, I took a piece of Basic White (8″ x 5-1/4″) and folded it in half. This is the actual card. For the card front, I added a piece of Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper. BONUS: You can create 6 of these cards with 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ with no waste! Cut at 4″ creating 3 strips of 4″ x 12″. Then cut at 5-1/4″ creating two 5-1/4″ x 4″ pieces from each strip (6 total). This leaves 3 small pieces measuring 4″ x 1-1/2″ which I cut into 4″ x 3/4″ and used on the inside of the card!
Now add the designer series paper to the card front covering it completely. Before adding this to the Just Jade base, I added a little flap for the greeting.
You can make this piece as big or small as you wish! I simply took my greeting of choice and measured it with a little extra on all sides. This was 1″ x 2-1/2″ which I stamped in Just Jade Ink onto Basic White. For the tab, simply add 1/4″ up and down and an 1″ side to side. So the Basic White is 1″ x 2-1/2″ and the Just Jade is 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″. Score the Just Jade at 3/4″ to create a little tab. Adhere that tab to the Just Jade card base flush with the edge on the right side. I placed mine about 3/4 of the way down from the card top. Next, I added the Basic White card to the front. Stamped the greeting and added it to the tab with a little ribbon knot for decoration! Simple and fabulous!
Here is another one I made but went with Happy Easter and a different pattern of paper from the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper Pack! See this all in action by clicking here!
Now I am all set for Anniversary April! Let’s celebrate! Remember that many of these items are retiring so you want to check out the Last Chance List and get them before they are gone!
I love the message on this card and it really comes in handy now and again! I recently made this card for a friend who was having surgery and I hope it warmed her heart. Here for you, I promise! It would make a great card for teenagers or those going off to college too!
I love the color combination with this card. The red is bold but the blue softens it for a warm and heartfelt feeling! Try out Real Red and Balmy Blue and see for yourself!!!
I started with a Balmy Blue card base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and stamped the “I Promise” and the heart outline all over the card front. Be sure to angle the images in different ways. Typically I start with the larger image and then fill in with the smaller one! I used Balmy Blue Ink for just that subtle background look!
Next, I took a 3″ x 3″ piece of You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper and layered it onto Real Red (3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″). Then I tied some Real Red Faux Linen Ribbon around it and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the greeting, I used the Here For You Dies and adhesive sheets. Simply add the adhesive sheet to the back of the Real Red cardstock and then run it through the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine (which is on sale for 20% this month)! Now you have a homemade sticker and a quick and easy greeting! I also snuck in the heart next to the greeting to die cut at the same time!
For the inside of the card, I added the heart and greeting that was stamped all over the background! Just a little fun touch! You could also add some to the envelope!
One of the options for a $100 order is the Friendly Hello Bundle which includes a stamp set and 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! I love the pastel yet bright colors and of course it’s FLOWERS! <3 I created this fun friendly birthday card in both Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia!
I honestly am not sure which color I prefer the most! I really love both of them and had fun using this designer paper! Also, I love the fact that I created the same card with multiple sheets in the paper pack and got a similar look. Woot woot!
This card uses a regular card base of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ but rather than just folding it in half, I folded a bit from both sides. The left side is 3-1/4″ and the right side is 1″. On the left I added a piece of the designer paper (3″ x 5-1/4″) and on the right I stamped a greenery image from the stamp set. The image was stamped in the same color as the card base for a subtle look!
For the greeting, I used the Scallop Contour Dies for that adorable dotted scallop retangle! Precious!!! The greeting from the Friendly Hello Stamp Set fits perfectly in that die! I added a little loop of ribbon on one end and added it to the card front hanging off a bit. When I have a piece hanging off like this I like to use Tear & Tape! Then I finished it off with some jewels!!!
On the inside of the card, I stamped the floral image in Memento Black and colored the flower in with Stampin’ Blends! There is still time for you to earn the Friendly Hello Bundle so you can make friendly birthday cards like these! Click the supplies listed below or just click ADD ALL TO CART for easy shopping!
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away!!! Here are some cards that I created with the Sweet Conversations Suite – Stamp, Dies, and Designer Paper!!! Super simple and fun to show you love someone!!! The January Paper Pumpkin also helped with my Valentine’s this year!
I really love this card. It’s a simple stamping with the greeting only. Highland Heather is a fabulous color to use with reds and pinks too! I am super digging it! The coordinating Sweet Hearts Dies are super fabulous because there are 13 individual hearts of different sizes that you can die cut all at the same time. It didn’t take forever for me to die cut a lot to make lots of these. That is a BONUS for me for sure! I’m not always a huge fan of die cutting a lot for a card!
Happy Galentine’s Day…..do you celebrate?!?!? I simply took the same greeting as the card above and stamped it down. Then using the Hug Me stamp, I cut out the G and added it over the top of the V. Super cute and fun! This card uses other dies from that same set – the tag and the hearts! The heart dies from the set actually coordinate with the Designer Series Paper. Love it!!!
Click on the supplies below if you would like to recreate these cards using the Sweet Conversations Bundle!!! Don’t forget that it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so you can earn FREE Stuff with every $50 order!!!
February is the 3rd month of my New Online Class option for those of you to stamp with me near and far! I LOVE IT!!! It’s been so much fun thus far and I am giddy excited about what I have planned for the upcoming months! For February, I have the Heart & Home Online Class and here is a sneak peak!
This is my favorite card in the February Class! There is just something about that blue and white pattern that I LOVE!!!! I also love those antique blue and white dishes. It’s just classic and stunning! My other favorite part about this card is the greeting! I inked up the flower image and then stamped off twice and then stamped it over the greeting! It’s subtle and amazing! I love it!
The inside greeting for this card from the Blessings of Home Stamp Set melts my heart! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! This year I have really tried to make a point in telling people I love their shirt or I enjoyed our visit or you really mean a lot to me. This card is perfect!!! I urge you all to do the same. It makes other smile as well as makes you feel warm and fuzzy! (And right now with a winter storm coming for us, I need warm and fuzzy!)
I still have kits available for the February Heart & Home Online Class so sign up for your kit now so you can stamp along with me!!! You can also purchase the PDF Tutorial so you can cut all the pieces and stamp these SIX cards! That’s the other exciting thing about the February Class….I just couldn’t stop at 5 so there is a 6th bonus card!!! 🙂
Not sure you are into the kit this month, you can still join in the fun and watch me create these cards LIVE on Facebook (and then posted to YouTube) on Friday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m. CT!!! It’s free for anyone to join in and chat with me while I stamp and offer techniques and a fun evening!