Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making

Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making

I was inspired to make this Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making stamp set from my friend Libby!  In case you couldn’t tell I love cats!  They just make me happy!  So thinking outside the box with this stamp set makes it useful year round!  I have even seen some super cute Halloween cards using this set!

I also love to color and so I was incredibly excited when Stampin’ Up! brought back their line of Stampin’ Blends Alcohol ink markers complete with skin tones, and color lifter!  This was so easy to do it qualified as a quick and easy card!  

I started with an A2 card base in the Thick White cardstock.  Cut this at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Crumb Cake layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″, the DSP layer is cut at 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, and the Shimmer White layer is  4 3/4″ x 3.5″ .  You don’t have to use Shimmery white card stock with Alcohol markers, but I do love the look and blending smoothness!  Stamp the Sentiments in Pool Party ink and remember to make your envelope pretty!

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Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Thank You card

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever Thank You card

This Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Thank You card was super Quick & Easy!  I send a ton of thank you cards every month and quick, easy, looks pretty fits my needs perfectly…lol…  I love the crafting forever stamp set for it’s versatility and it’s obvious crafty appeal.

To make this card simply start with an A2 card base in Night of Navy.  Cut landscape style, 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold the card in half at 5.5″.  Layer a Very Vanilla card stock cut at 5.25″ x 4″ stamped with the pens in Night of Navy ink.  Remember!  Stamp the Very Vanilla envelope with the pens too!  The Thank You sentiment is from the One Big Meaning stamp set.  Finish off the card with the Night of Navy crinkled seam binding ribbon wrapped around the front and finished off with a bow!

Here is the video tutorial:

 

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Stampin’ Up! Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Stampin’ Up! Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Stampin' Up! Sharing Sweet Thoughts

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!)

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

 

Here is the video tutorial:

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card

Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card

Stampin' Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card

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!

And here is the video tutorial:

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Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas Card

Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas Card

Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas Card

It’s a breeze to create this Quick & Easy Merry Music Christmas card using the Specialty Designer Series Paper as a background. Add some silver glimmer paper and our new striped ribbon from the 2017 holiday catalog, and that’s it! Love!

I love the simplicity of this card.  Just start with an A2 card base in Old Olive cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold at 4.25″.  Cut a piece of whisper white cardstock for the inside at 5.25″ x 4″.  And the card front focal DSP is cut at 5.5″ x 4″.  Center and attach.

Cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 1 1/8″ and a strip of Silver glimmer paper at 4″ x .75″, then use the Banner Triple punch to flag the ends.  Attach the ribbon using a stapler.

Next stamp the sentiment and use the circle punches to create the focal point. Remember to make your envelope pretty!  Ready to make some of your own?? Simply click Here to shop!

And here is the video tutorial:

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Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

This Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card is perfect to create the final card in the cat punch series.  Yay for quick & easy! 

Just start with and A2 card base in Very Vanilla Heavy Cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold at 4.25″.  Attach the Basic Black cardstock layer cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  Attach a strip of the Spooky Night DSP cut at 5.25″ x 3/4″ to the far left and place the thin strip of Pumpkin Pie on top.

The Pumpkin Pie focal square is cut at 2 3/8″ x 2 1/4″.  And the Very Vanilla square is cut at 2 1/8″ x 2″.  Punch kitty using the Cat Punch from the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Sponge the edges of the kitty and attach. 

And here is the video tutorial:

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