Stitched From the Heart to Celebrate Love

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Let’s celebrate love, for all the couples tying the knot today, and for everyone who has special people in their lives!

Hearts card with Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes framelits

Do you have pretty paper in your stash?

Use some for a background and to cut out two hearts for this easy card!

This layout and sentiment is a wonderful way to celebrate love for a wedding or anniversary, as well as for Valentine’s Day. Try a different paper or color combo and see what you can create today!

 

Beautiful Lace

Today I have a beautiful lace design for a Valentine, Wedding or Anniversary card. Lace Anniversary card

The best news is that you can get this stamp set FREE during Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration with a $50 purchase, so that you can create your very own version! Here are a couple of ideas from the Sale-a-Bration catalog

Delicate Details card designs from the Sale-a-Bration catalog

Want the ribbon too? Then spend $100 on craft products (before tax & shipping) and get the ribbon FREE too!

OR, for an even better deal, JOIN MY TEAM, and for $99 you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice with free shipping, PLUS 2 stamp sets FREE during Sale-a-Bration (ends March 31, 2017). Contact me for all the details or visit Join the Fun to get started.

Just click the photo below to get to the Stampin’ Up! catalog page where you will find the Sale-a-Bration, Occasions and Annual catalog links. The Delicate Details stamps set is on page 9, and the gorgeous metallic ribbon comes in a pack of silver and gold on page 11 in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

Lace Anniversary card

 

The Whisper White card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″, with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White on top.

Before adhering the white layer, stamp your lace pattern and attach the Silver Metallic ribbon. The Delicate Details stamp set features 5 stunning lace stamps which can be used alone or in endless combinations. Here four of the five stamps were used with a large glass block and stamped twice in Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand ink to create this pattern with an antique feel. Then the metallic ribbon was attached by wrapping it around the edges of the white layer and using a little Snail adhesive to adhere it on the back of the panel.

The Happy Anniversary sentiment was heat embossed in Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso embossing powder, which is now retired. If you don’t have any, simply stamp a sentiment in your favorite ink color.

Add a couple of Blushing Bride glimmer paper hearts with Stampin’ Dimensionals and your elegant card is done!

 

Peaceful Woodlands

It’s That Time of Year

We awoke to snow on the ground on Saturday morning in Green Bay, and I must say, I’m not really ready for it. On Friday it was in the 60’s, on Saturday – only in the 30’s!
Photo of Gold embossed Stampin' Up! Woodlands embossing folder with Christmas Greetings Thinlits

 

Photo 2 of Stampin' Up! gold-embossed Woodlands embossing folder and Christmas Greetings Thinlits
To create this woodlands scene, apply Versamark ink to the Stampin’ Up! Woodland embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot. Then apply gold embossing powder and heat it with the heat tool until the powder melts. Decorate as desired with glimmer paper, sequins or other embellishments.
Use the Christmas Greetings thinlits dies and fine tip glue pen to add a sentiment.
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Thankful

Thankful for You

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, there’s no better time than now to think about the people in your life that you’re grateful for, and let them know what they mean to you. This easy card we created in class this month can be sent for Thanksgiving, or really any time of year!
Photo of Thankful for You card with Stampin' Up! Blooms and Bliss paper and Sheltering Tree greeting
Card Base: Rich Razzleberry Card Stock,  cut to 5-1/2” x  8-1/2”
Flower Layer:  Blooms & Bliss DSP, cut to 3” x 5-1/2”.
Larger Rectangle: Mint Macaron card stock, cut to ¾” x  3”.
Smaller Rectangle: Whisper White ½” wide scrap, long enough for
sentiment, ~2-3/4”. TIP: use a
longer scrap, then trim after stamping the sentiment.
Sentiment:   Stamp ‘Thankful for You’ from the ShelteringTree stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink
Optional: Add a layer of Whisper White card stock, 5-1/4” x 4” on
the inside to have a lighter area to write on.

Hugs to You

Bear Hugs This Christmas

Today’s card is one we made at card class last week and features the Stampin’ Up! Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the baby bear from the Fa-La-La-La Friends stamp set. Isn’t he cute in his Christmas pajamas?
Photo of Baby Bear Christmas card with Stampin' Up! Presents & Pinecones paper & Fa-La-La-La Friends stamps

Details:

Card Base: Mint Macaron card stock, cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and folded in half

DSP: 2 pieces of Presents & Pinecones paper:

  1. Cut one piece 3″ x 4″.
  2. Cut the second piece 2″ x 3″.
Oval: Emerald Envy card stock, die cut with the 2-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ oval from the Layering Ovals framelits.
Sentiment: Use a 1/2″ wide scrap of Whisper White card stock, long enough to stamp the sentiment, ~4″.
  1. Stamp the Bear Hugs greeting from the Fa-La-La-La Friends stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on the white scrap.
  2. Trim the length of the sentiment so there’s equal white space on each end.
  3. Sponge the edges of the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink and a sponge dauber.
Bear: 
  1. Stamp the bear from Fa-La-La-La Friends in Mint Macaron ink on another scrap of Whisper White card stock.
  2. Die cut the bear with the Big Shot and the Bear Hugs framelits.
  3. Color the bear with Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write markers, or other colors, as desired. NOTE: There are several sets of just two markers available in the Holiday catalog: Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, Real Red and Crumb Cake, or Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie, and they’re also available in color family sets, like the Brights.
  4. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the bear to the Emerald Envy scalloped oval.
Embellishments: Add a Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes Heart to the bear’s pjs.

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the pretty designer paper to the card base, with the smaller rectangle in the upper right corner and the larger rectangle in the lower left corner.
  2. Add the sentiment across the two layers of pretty paper.
  3. Use Snail or other adhesive to attach the scalloped oval with the attached bear to the larger rectangle.
Grab yourself a treat and congratulate yourself for adding one more card to your Christmas stash!
 

 

Merry Christmouse

Merry Mouse on Candy Cane Lane

Today I have another card featuring the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper along with a cute mouse from the Merry Mice stamp set in the 2016 Holiday catalog. It was lots of fun coloring this little guy with the Stampin’ Write markers!

BONUS:  The Merry Mice stamp set is on sale this month!

photo of a Christmas card featuring the Merry Mice stamp set and Candy Cane Lane paper from Stampin' Up!

Recipe:

Card Base: Crumb Cake card stock, 8-1/2″ by 5-1/2″, folded in half to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card
Peppermint Layer: Candy Cane Lane DSP, cut to 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Large Square: Early Espresso card stock, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ square
Smaller Square: Very Vanilla card stock, 3″ x 3″

Assembly:

  1. Stamp the mouse from the Merry Mice stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, close to the top of the 3″ square. Stamp the greeting from the same set in Real Red ink, centered below the mouse.
  2. Color as desired – here are the Stampin’ Write marker colors we used:
    • Ornament – Real Red and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write markers.
    • Mouse’s shirt – Soft Sky Stampin’ Write marker
    • Mouse’s pants – Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write marker
    • Mouse’s nose – Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write marker. You could also color the inside of the ears if desired.
    • Tree branches – Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write marker.
  3. Add a Gold Metallic Enamel Shape over the star on the mouse’s tail.
  4. Layer the peppermint DSP about 1/2″ from the left side of the Crumb Cake card base, then layer your square on top.
There you go! A few pieces of paper, some ink, markers and adhesive, and you’ve got a cute card ready to put in the mail!

Merry Candy Cane Lane

Merry Candy Cane Lane Houses

The Stampin’ Up! Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper is so cute that you can let it be the star of the show on your Christmas cards this year!
photo of Merry Christmas card with Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane paper
Create this simple card with just a few Stampin’ Up! items.
Here’s how:
Card Base: Whisper White Thick Card stock, cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, folded to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
Embossed Layer: Whisper White Card stock,
3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″, embossed with the Big Shot and Festive embossing folder.
Houses: Candy Cane Lane paper, cut to 2-3/8″ x 5-3/8″, so that there are 3 houses on each piece.
Sentiment:
Die cut ‘Merry’ with the Christmas Greetings Thinlits from Real Red card stock.

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the embossed white layer to the top of the card base, leaving a 1/2″ wide un-embossed area at the bottom for the sentiment.
  2. Center the Candy Cane Lane houses over the embossed layer, closer to the top so there’s space for the ‘Merry’ greeting on the embossed layer.
  3. Adhere the ‘Merry’ greeting with the Fine Tip Glue pen, or sponge Tombow multi-purpose glue on the back side of the lettering.
  4. Stamp ‘Christmas’ from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set in Early Espresso ink near the right side, in the 1/2″ un-embossed area at the bottom.
Make one, or make a bunch so you’ll have your Christmas cards ready to go out after Thanksgiving!

It’s Time to Deck the Halls with Stampin’ Up!

It’s Time to Deck the Halls

This card layout is a great way to use up your tiny pieces of pretty paper. The 1″ square punch is on the clearance rack right now for just $9.60! The Merry Mice stamp set is also on sale – see details at the end of the post.

Photo of Deck the Halls card
How to Make It:
  1. Cut a Cherry Cobbler card base
    5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and fold in half.
  2. Cut a Very Vanilla layer, 4-1/2” x
    3-1/4”.
  3. Cut a Garden Green layer, 4-1/4” x
    3” and set aside. (These 3 colors of card stock are also available in the This Christmas combination package, which includes 8 sheets of each color.)
  4. Use the 1” punch or a paper cutter
    to cut 6 – 1” x 1” squares of This Christmas Designer Series Paper.
  5. Glue the 6 squares evenly spaced
    onto the Garden Green layer. HINT: attach the two end squares, leaving a ¼”
    margin at top & sides, then center 1 square between them in the top row.
    Then do the bottom row so the squares are ¼” from the bottom of the Green layer
    and lined up with the top row.
  6. Run the Garden Green layer and
    squares through the Big Shot with the Lovely Lace embossing folder.
  7. Now attach the embossed Garden Green
    layer to the Very Vanilla layer.
  8. Add the Very Vanilla piece to the
    Cherry Cobbler layer.
  9. Stamp the banner from the Number of Years stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink.
  10. Stamp the sentiment, It’s Time to Deck the Halls, from the Merry Mice stamp set in Garden Green ink on the banner.
  11. Cut the banner out, using the Big Shot and the Large Numbers framelits.
  12. As an alternative, stamp the Merry
    & Bright or Christmas Joy stamp from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set in
    Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut the banner out with the Big Shot and Bunch of Banners framelits.
  13. Attach the banner to the center of
    your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  14. Add 3 random rhinestones wherever they look best on your small squares.

NOTE: the 1” square punch used to punch the square for this card is currently on the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack, while supplies last. The original price is $16, on clearance for $9.60. It’s a great tool for cutting small squares to use up your small scraps, as these small pieces are difficult to cut with the trimmer.The Merry Mice stamp set is on sale as part of the Stitched from the Heart promotion. You can see the new Stitched Shapes framelits dies and the stamp sets that are on sale only in November here.