It’s summer time so let’s celebrate sunflowers for the next few months! Technically I feel like Sunflowers can be used all the way to November. Am I right?? They are a fun flower to use with so many colors!
This card makes me think of my sister’s wedding. All the girls wore cornflower blue dresses and we held all kinds of flowers in our bouquets. Misty Moonlight is that exact same cornflower blue!!
For this card, I started with a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I took a piece of Bumblebee measuring 4″ x 5 -1/4″. Using the smaller sunflower from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, I stamped it along the top and bottom in Early Espresso Ink. TIP: Don’t stamp left to right but rather stamp somewhere in the “middle” and then work your way to the sides. This will help with spacing and not have both sides look exactly the same!
Then for the greeting panel, I added a piece of Misty Moonlight in the center. It measures 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I stamped the greeting from the same stamp set in Misty Moonlight and punched the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch! I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a box made with the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon.
If you would like to recreate this Celebrate Sunflowers card, click the supplies linked below! To see more fun cards using the new catalog products, click here!
Yes, you reading this! You make me smile! Each and every day while I enjoy what I do creating cards. I also LOVE IT because of all of you! Your comments, your likes, your following….it all means the world to me and I love it! I’m happy that you are all enjoying what I love too! I may be crazy, even a hot mess sometimes, and don’t have it together on my Facebook Lives but it’s still fun (and that’s life, am I right?!?!)!!!
By the way, Daily Dose of Stampin’ Therapy on my Facebook has “ended” as I can’t keep up with 5 days a week and start back with classes and events as things open back up and Brad goes back to working in the office. BUT I am going to change the name to…Laura’s Dose of Stampin’ Therapy or Your Dose of Stampin’ Therapy. It will still happen just not daily. Cast your vote in the comments below for the new name!!!
This card uses the Forever Fern Stamp Set and many other items in the Forever Greenery Suite!!! I have been loving all of these products. Those shades of greens and blues are just stunning!
I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. I went with this size because it uses less ribbon to go around the card at 4-1/4″ rather than 5-1/2″. Next, I layered on a 2″ x 4″ piece of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper on the left hand side! Any of the pieces in the pack look great as I have tried many! Then I tied some Just Jade Ribbon around the card front and layered over the designer paper! The ribbon goes to the inside of the card!
For the embossed image, I used Just Jade cardstock and placed it in the Greenery Embossing Folder on the bottom end. It does actually emboss a smidge of the top greenery as well….and that’s why the greeting is placed in the upper left corner. 😉 There is a way to hide anything! I layered the embossed image onto Shaded Spruce cardstock. For that fabulous you make me smile greeting, I used the Label Me Lovely Punch and just trimmed it down! The greeting was stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink and added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added some Champagne Rhinestones on the edges!
If you would like to recreate this You Make Me Smile card, check out the supplies below! Also, be sure to come back as I have more samples to share with you using this Suite! Click here to see the full sheets of every piece of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper!
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!
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!
Everyone should celebrate their birthday like it’s the greatest day ever because after all, IT IS!!!! You were born and are here to celebrate! It’s fabulous!!! This card is perfect to celebrate that and wish you the best for another sensational year!!!
It’s just so beautiful! The colors, the flowers, and that fabulous layered greeting! I love it all!
I started with a Blackberry Bliss card base. Next, I layered a piece of Best Dressed Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto a piece of Purple Posy (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding this to the card front, I tied some Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding around it. I just tied it into a knot but you could always go for the bow!
For the greeting, I stamped it from the Sending You Thoughts Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss Ink! Then I punched it out with the Label Me Fancy Punch! This was then layered onto a Blackberry Bliss piece that I punched out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. I added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some added texture!
Blackberry Bliss is a super dark color so of course I needed some decoration on the inside. I added in a piece of Whisper White and just put a little leftover strip of the designer paper on the left side. The greeting comes from the same stamp set and coordinates so well! I love it!
Check out all of the supplies listed below so you can make this another sensational year card! Also, check out this one for more inspiration using these products!
It’s Wednesday! I just thought I would say that because in this crazy time we are in, I feel like I never know what day it is! 🙂 Today, I’m sharing this honey bee perfection card!
This Sale-A-Bration designer paper is actually sold out already so you can’t redeem it for FREE! That also means that lots of you out there have it so let’s create with it! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st so earn, earn, earn NOW!
For this card, I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered some of the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper onto a piece of Basic Black (4″ x 5-1/4″). The designer paper measures 3-3/4″ x 2 and 3-3/4″ x 3″. You can use any side and pattern!!! Then I tied some Crushed Curry Seam Binding around at the cardstock at the crease between the papers!
For the greeting, I layered Circle Punches or you could use Layering Circles Framelits! The greeting is from the Little Ladybug Stamp Set. This one will also no longer be available after March 31st!
This quick and simple honey bee perfection card is fun to make but also the same card concept can be used for any designer paper! Try it out!
Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m coloring foil paper to really make this amazing Flowering Foil Designer Paper shine!!!!
I just love how this card turned out! It’s so pretty and that color combination is fabulous – Highland Heather and Mint Macaron!
There are different ways to color the Flowering Foil Paper but you can also leave it as is with the white and foils! I colored with both sponge daubers and Stampin’ Blends. I prefer the Stampin’ Blends because I really like the clean look!
The piece on the right was done with all Sponge Daubers. The flower (Highland Heather) was really easy to do. The leaves (Mint Macaron) got a bit trickier as they come to a point and Sponge Daubers don’t have as precise of a point. Then when it came to doing those little buds (Calypso Coral) it got really messy. In order to make it look less messy, I filled in around the flowers with some Pool Party. It’s not horrible but not clean looking either. For the one on the left, I used Sponge Daubers for flowers and leaves and then Stampin’ Blends for the buds. I loved how that looked so then I did the 3rd one with all Stampin’ Blends and that’s the one I used on my card!
After coloring it, I layered it onto Highland Heather and then onto the Mint Macaron card base! I used the Tags in Bloom Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set and Label Me Fancy Punch for the greeting! It’s perfect for any occasion! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends a week from today!!! Also, my Free Stamp Set of the Month for this month is Full of Happiness. You will get this set for free when you order $75 or more before tax and shipping!
To see the different ways for coloring foil paper, check out the video tutorial 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!!!
Happy Monday!!! This card may not be practicing social distancing but always know I’m here for you!!! Now is the best time to send happy mail to friends and family to stay connected and make someone’s day!!!
The Gangs All Meer is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that you can earn for Free with a $50 order. This set is just adorable with the little meerkats and lizard. I love it!
I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I took a piece of Seaside Spray and embossed it with the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 3″ x 3-3/4″ and stamped the meerkats up top and the greeting down low in Soft Suede Ink. Using the Soft Suede Light Stampin’ Blends Marker, I colored in the meerkats. They are just so adorable!!!
Next, I layered this piece onto some Crumb Cake. Using the Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon, I added some across to separate the greeting and the focal image. This also gives a little bit of texture. Then I added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a few Seaside Spray Faceted Dots!
On the inside, I added a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Down in the corner, I stamped the little lizard in Soft Suede Ink. Using Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow, I colored him in. For the “All of Us” greeting, I actually stamped that and masked the “for”. I wanted it to read that we are all here for you….all of us!
Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends next Tuesday! Now is the time to stock up on your supplies so you can earn FREE stuff too. All of the products used on this We’re Here For You card are listed below! Also, our kits are awesome to get for yourself or mail to a friend for fun project to pass the time and also happy mail to send out! Click here to see all of the kits!
Stampin’ Up makes some amazing gorgeous designer paper. Sometimes the hardest part is cutting it up or deciding which side to use. Push past that and let the paper do all the hard work! Just add the paper and embellish!!!
Look at this beautiful card using the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper. The poppies do all of the hard work and I just added some ribbon and a greeting! It’s that simple!
I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base. Next, I layered a piece of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding these layers to the card front, I tied some Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding around it. I just did a knot but you could always tie a bow! I recommend double knotting it before creating the bow so that it’s not a secure/tight around the cardstock!
For the greeting, I die cut out the coral decorative circle from the Painted Labels Dies. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set. I punched it out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch! The white is layered onto the coral with Snail Adhesive but then I added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture!
Do you like using Designer Paper on every card? I feel like I always start with that and need some sort of pattern but technically stamps, ink, and paper makes a beautiful card too….like this card! Remember if you are looking for a quick and simple card, just let the paper do it! Let me know you favorite in the comments below!!!
Rain of Shine….you are always on my mind! How adorable is that greeting!?!? Especially this time of year when it seems to be raining all the time. I still love Spring though!!!
This adorable card uses the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper which is from the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Release. This paper will no longer be available after March 31st so get it before it’s gone!
First, I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I layered on a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I took the umbrella piece of designer paper and cut some pieces into 3-3/4″ x 2″ and others into 3-3/4″ x 3″. One side of the paper is raindrops and the other is the umbrellas. I did the rain on top and the umbrellas on the bottom.
Using the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, I added a bit of adhesive in the middle and pressed the ribbon into it. The ends are not secured down but that adds some texture to the card! For the greeting, I stamped it in Calypso Coral Ink onto Whisper White. The greeting is from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set. Using the Label Me Fancy Punch, I punched out the greeting and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
This quick and simple rain or shine card is easy to whip up on a rainy day. Send out a few each week to a friend or family member that you are thinking of. It will be sure to brighten their day! See the complete list of supplies below!