Category: All Occasion, Thinking of you, & Hello cards
The all occasion, thinking of you, & hello cards category is a catch all for those Stampin Up cards that can be very general in scope. This is perfect when you want to create multiple cards and be able to use them for many occasions. This is one of the broadest categories, with good reason. It is so easy to create all occasion cards ahead of time with the idea that when you need a card, it will fit almost any occasion. Even a birthday card can have a cover “hello” sentiment…or a “thinking of you” on your birthday (inside) lol…
Here’s my Stampin’ Up! Timeless Textures color challenge! I love our weekly color challenges! And this is one of my favorite texture sets. The painted Harvest sentiment is perfect!
This card is super quick and easy! Just start with an A2 size base cut at 11″ x 4.25″. Score and fold at 5.5″. Cut the Basic Black cardstock layer at 5.25″ x 4″. The stamped whisper white layer is cut at 5 3/8″ x 3 7/8″.
The basic black focal strip is 3/8″, the pumpkin pie strip is 1/4″, and the white sentiment strip is cut at 1/2″. Attach the Basic Black shimmer ribbon knot with a glue dot.
This Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card was so fun! I love the look of sponging, and using the Timeless Textures stamp is a perfect “water look” for the base of this card . This weeks color challenge used Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Real Red and Basic Black.
I started with an A2 card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″. Score and fold at 5.5″. The Real Red layer is 5.25″ x 4″. And the White sponged layer is 4 1/8″ x 3 7/8″. The video shows the details on how to do the stamping off and the sponging technique. Remember to make your envelope pretty!
Stampin’Up! Stampin’Up! Custom Inked ribbon and background
This Stampin’Up! Custom Inked ribbon and background was essentially created by accident. My friend reminded me of the technique of dying ribbon to match cardstock, and so at a retreat she showed me an easy way to do it. This also included using the leftover ink to color your cardstock, creating your own custom background…lol…
We simply tapped a pad of tempting turquoise on a silicone sheet and used a few spritzes of water to preferred color intensity. You can go for a more mottled look or solid color depending on preference. After we colored the white ribbon and dried it with a heat gun I blotted & ran a piece of white card stock through the leftover ink creating a custom background… Yay!!
Remember to make your envelope pretty!
And here is the video tutorial: Stampin’Up! Custom Inked ribbon and background
The Stampin Up! Merry Cafe Hello Fall card was another of our color challenges. Yay! In the video tutorial I tell how all my friend saw in these colors was Ronald McDonald 🙂 All I saw was fall.
Even though this is a fall card I love the cheerful colors. Just start with an A2 card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″. Score and fold at 5.5″. The So Saffron layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″. The Tangerine Tango layer is cut at 4.5″ x 3.25″. The top white embossed layer is cut at 4″ x 2.75″. The early espresso strip is 4″ x .5″.
Finally, stamp and sponge the final pieces, add the ribbon, and remember to make your envelope pretty!
Have to love the simplicity of this Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest card, stamping only anyone? This card has been so popular on my YouTube channel, and I suspect it’s because of the ease of the design.
I created this card for one of our weekly color challenges and even though I had seen many cards made with the traditional sunflower colors I hadn’t seen any brightness. Not to say it wasn’t out there… lol … I just knew I wanted color!
I started with an A2 base in Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″. Score and fold at 4.25″. The stamped Very Vanilla layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″. After that all that’s left is stamping. I will say I did quite a bit of “stamping off” before stamping on the final layer. That way I could create depth of color with the same inks. Remember to make your envelopes pretty!
Stampin’ Up! Wood Words Crate Treat Holder, simple and cute! Great for year round decorating and gifting using the Wood Words bundle!
I love how the color challenges inspire me to think “outside the box” leading to creating “grass” from the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. This crate is very straight forward, I just cut a second panel for the backing. I wanted to do this so I would have a place to hang my text and cute little chicken.
For the chicken I cut one in Real Red cardstock and stamped another in Daffodil Delight. I use the framelits to cut out the images. And then I used the black Stampin’ Write marker to add an eye, and a Red one for the beak. Love!
This Stampin’Up! Picture Frames Layering Squares card was one of my favorite quick & easy to do cards! I love the texture that the stitched framelits adds to everything you create!
This starts with an A2 card base of Whisper White cut at 5.5″ x 8.5″ and then scored and folded at 4.25″. The Eastern Palace DSP paper is cut at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and the smaller Whisper White seaside embossed layer is cut at 4.75″ x 3.5″.
The DSP square stitch framelit die is 2 5/8″, and simply layer a quare framelit die inside. You can run it through the bigshot at the same time and this creates a frame. Use the 2 5/8″ square framelit for the pacific point square as well. For this one, since the frame is smaller you will need to do the inside cut afterwards. The oval stitched framelit is the 2.75″ one in length.
Pop up the frames and sentiment using dimesionals and attach the Fresh Fig Ribbon knot with a glue dot. Remember to make your envelope pretty!