I love to create cards, buy gifts and attend baby showers to celebrate a new baby! The gifts and cards don’t have to be complicated either. The Big Shot and dies do most of the work on this one.This little card uses the Stampin’ Up! Baby’s First Framelits to cut out cute images from the Something For Baby Stamp set.
The card base is Crumb Cake. Next is a layer of Very Vanilla with a onesie die cut from the middle of it. Put your favorite paper behind this die cut.
Stamp the stacking toy from Something For Baby on Whisper White and color it with markers. Stamp the duck on So Saffron, or just cut it out and add an eye with a black marker. Use the matching framelits from Baby’s First Framelits to cut them out.
The little turtle on the onesie is snipped from a piece of Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper (retired). You could easily substitute any other stamped or snipped small image here.
Stamp the sentiment from the Made With Love stamp set in a coordinating color. Pop up the duckie and stacking toy on dimensionals.
Stamp the Baby banner from Celebrate Today and cut it out with the Balloon Framelits and you’re done. Not a lot of stamping, since the framelits did most of the work!
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Which sets will you choose? Alphabets, flowers, greetings? Here are a couple of ideas:
The May Paper Pumpkin kit is very versatile. Here are some Father’s Day cards, and a couple of birthday cards made from this kit, along with some Designer Series Paper and a few embellishments. You can customize the projects in the kit as much or as little as you like!
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The stamps used here are from the March 2016 Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kit. Each kit always contains exclusive stamps available only to subscribers, and the March set is perfect for the graduation boxes! Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are available as either a monthly subscription, or a prepaid 1-month, 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription. Click the Paper Pumpkin kit link above for the prepaid subscriptions, or find information on the monthly subscription option here.
Cut a piece of 2-3/4″ square Basic Black cardstock for the mortarboard. Using an Xacto knife, or your Paper Piercer, and the Curvy Keepsake box die, line up the slit with two of the corners and cut it. You may need to use a paper snips to cut a sliver of cardstock away so that the opening is large enough to fit the box handles through, but not too loose.
The Back to Basics Alphabet stamp set is retiring and will only be available until May 22, or while supplies last. So if you like the size of this alphabet set, order it soon!
On the black boxes, stamp the Hooray Grad! greeting in Versamark ink, sprinkle it with Heat and Stick powder, heat it with the Heat tool, then sprinkle it with gold glitter.
To create a tassel, cut a 1-1/4″ square of cardstock, either in black, or a color that coordinates with the box. (Perhaps the grad’s school colors.) I scored one side at 1/4″, then used the Fringe scissors to cut from the opposite side to the score line. Use Tear and Tape adhesive on the scored edge, and roll the tassel around a piece of Thick White Baker’s Twine. Knot the other end of the Baker’s twine and pull it through the slit in the mortarboard.
There are Hershey Kisses inside, but you could substitute your grad’s favorite small treat.
May will be here soon, the temperatures are climbing, and flowers are bloomin’! So it’s Mother’s Day in my craft room. This Stampin’ Up! Painted Blooms paper (sadly retired) is one of my favorites for Mother’s Day cards. Good thing I still have some in my paper stash!
Stampin’ Up! Products to make this card:
Strawberry Slush Cardstock (retired); recommend Rose Red
Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. When I go out in the yard and see the hyacinths, tulips and daffodils blooming, I’m in my happy place! So naturally, my spring card creations often feature flowers and butterflies. They’re a great combination for celebrating both spring and mothers!
Did you know that a Paper Pumpkin kit always contains an exclusive stamp set? It gives you lots of extra creative possibilities with stamps that aren’t in the catalog!
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Graduation is a great time of year, and cause for much celebration! I had a few pieces of the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin – Pocketful of Cheer left over, so I used them for one more graduation card. This one is most appropriate for someone who is beginning a career.
To create this card:
Card base – Coastal Cabana cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
March Paper Pumpkin – Pocketful of Cheer for the graduation cap, green pearls, Bermuda Bay ink, striped cardstock and white square and Hooray Grad! stamp.
Coastal Cabana ink
Metallic Silver Baker’s twine for the balloon string.
Whisper White cardstock, Balloon Bouquet punch, Bermuda Bay Candy Dot, and Silver Metallic Foil (It looks like black ink for the bow, but it’s not, trust me 🙂 ) for the balloon.
Basic Black ink for the graduation caps and Real World part of the sentiment
Handpicked Framelits or scissors to cut out the bow.
Welcome Words stamp set.
Make your card, then go celebrate graduation! Yay!
When you looked out the window this morning, what did you see? Here in Wisconsin, I saw snow! I’m ready to see green grass and flowers blooming everywhere. So I created this little spring scene in my stamp room.
Once the scene was complete, I needed a little sentiment, so I chose ‘it’s a good day’ from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Home set.
What do you think? Is it a good day? Every morning that I wake up and can get out of bed is a pretty good day!
I love my Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kits, but I rarely make all the projects exactly alike. It is so easy to make the pieces provided in the kit uniquely yours by adding a few small touches. The March kit had 4 small gift cards and 4 large gift cards.
I made three of the small gift cards and one of the large gift cards following the instructions included in the kit.
Check out this quick Stampin’ Up! video to see how to create these gift card projects.
Since I didn’t need all of these gift cards right now, I turned a couple of them into cards for other occasions.
First up is a baby card using the baby from the retired Stampin’ Up! All in the Family set, stamped in Soft Suede.
Stamp the baby on one of the self-adhesive circles. Cut one of the small gift cards in half. Adhere the half circle to the plain white half of the gift card. Stamp the greeting. Add the gift card envelope piece.
Use the other half of the small gift card for this graduation card. Add some Cucumber Crush balloons and Basic Black caps, and stamp the sentiment on top with the Stampin’ Up! Bravo stamp set.
Add a tea lace doily and cut one adhesive circle in half to create a different version of the birthday card. The “birthday” greeting is from Celebrate Today.
See how easy it is to use a doily, a different ink pad, or another stamp you already own to turn a Paper Pumpkin kit into your own project!
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