Stampin’ Up! Sharing Sweet Thoughts is the perfect name for this stamp set and for creating this sweet card. This was another color challenge, and boy was this one challenging!
This sweet card is really quick and easy, the hardest part is die cutting the squares, and if you happen to have an old 1 3/8″ square punch laying around just use that. However, I do have to say the layering squares framelits is a must have for your craft stash!
Start with an A2 card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″. Score and fold in half at 5.5″. Add a whisper White cardstock layer cut at 5.25″ x 4″, and a second Night of Navy cardstock layer cut at 5″ x 3.75″. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, the branches in Old Olive ink, and the butterflies and ladybug in Momento Black. Color using the Many Marvelous Markers by Stampin up! (Hint: Click on the marker photo link in the supply list below to learn more!)
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!
This Stampin’Up! Bella & Friends Balloon and Puppy card was super quick & easy to make! This happened to be from a color challenge, which I love doing!
Start with a base of So Saffron cut at 4.25″ x 11″, score and fold at 5.5″. Next, cut a layer of Soft Suede at 5.25″ x 4″. Add a layer of DSP and a small layer of white! I used blender pens to color in the puppy, balloon, and bird picking up ink from the lids of the pads ( the squeezie technique). Stamp the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and layer it on a strip of soft suede.
The picture doesn’t show, but I added pearls to each end of the sentiment. Remember to make your envelope pretty!
Stampin’Up! Sprinkles of Life Up & Away Balloon card
This cute Stampin’Up! Sprinkles of Life Up & Away Balloon card is actually quick and easy to create. Just one run with the Bigshot die cut machine!
The whole background is a sheet of Succulent Garden DSP (but you can use any coordinating paper!) Punch two silver foil paper clouds and punch with the Tree Builder punch. Stamp two clouds in smokey slate ink and punch these.
You can run the hot air balloon from the Up & Away thinlets in Bermuda Bay at the same time you run the three white backing pieces! Attach the white pieces to the back of the balloon. This gives a spot to hide the pop up dimensionals!
Attach the white ribbon, and make a looped bunch of silver thread. Attach with a knot.
Stamp your sentiment and flag the ends. Remember to make the envelope pretty!
This Stampin’Up! Serene Scenery Umbrella Weather Framelit card is also quick & easy! Using another scene from this wonderful paper stack the entire beach feel of the card is set. All it needed was an umbrella from the Umbrella Weather Framelit die set, and voila! Card done!
First, I started with a standard card base in Crumb Cake cardstock. The DSP layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″. Next stamp the umbrella onto Soft Sky cardstock using Island Indigo ink. Stamp the umbrella handle in Early Espresso ink. Then use the dies to cut out the umbrella top and the handle.
Finally, stamp the sentiment onto Soft Sky cardstock and layer onto a coordinating piece of DSP from the paper stack. Flag the ends and attach pearls for some fun! Remember to make your envelope pretty!
Stampin’Up! Serene Scenery Wishing You Brighter Days card
Stampin’Up! Serene Scenery Wishing You Brighter Days card Is beyond quick and easy! This paper stack has many choices that make beautiful stand alone art for card fronts. Also, the coordinating patterns on the reverse sides are beautiful!!
As I put this series of cards together I was so excited to see all the choices I had, I think the catalog does not do this paper stack justice at all! There are a wide variety of scenes and color choices!
This is probably one of the most simple cards have assembled. I started with a basic A2 card size for the white base, the green layer was cut at 5.25″ x 4″, and the DSP is cut at 5″ x 3.75″. I stamped the sentiment on a 1/2″ strip of white cardstock, and layered the strips, attaching them with a handheld stapler.