It’s not too late for True Love, but your last chance is here today! At 1PM MT this afternoon, the Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Product Sale begins. True Love is one of the Designer Series Papers from the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog that will be gone soon. It features black and white designs, perfect for coloring, like on these Color of True Love cards.
When coloring the True Love Designer Series Paper, you could use Watercolor Pencils, ink pads, Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Write markers. But, since there are so many daisies on this particular pattern, a brayer and Pineapple Punch ink pad are the quickest way to apply the overall color. Afterward, use Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends just on the leaves.
The May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit, called Batter Up!, will help you knock it out of the park! With the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, it’s your turn to go to bat for all the people who’ve gone to bat for you. This month’s timeless kit with a “throwback” theme contains enough grand slam supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life!
While this month’s kit is perfect for creating masculine cards, it’s also designed for sport-lovin’ ladies and all baseball fanatics. (So all your bases are covered!)
A beloved baseball-themed kit would be incomplete without the sport’s signature, sticky snack—the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple sticks of the chewy staple; chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.
Send a seventh-inning stretch in a classic card with all-star stripes, a nostalgic nod, and a stamp set fit for an MVP! But, before you give it all you’ve got, give this month’s promotional video a watch.
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Kit includes enough supplies to make 9 cards – 3 each of 3 designs – and coordinating envelopes.
The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, ink spot, 13-piece stamp set and more!
Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Batter Up! Color Pallette
Basic White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – New Subscribers Score a Home Run!
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**If the allocated kits are sold out prior to the subscription period, the sale will end and the subscription price will return to normal.
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A little hello from me to you today. Happy Earth Day! This hello card demonstrates how to use the Stitched Triangles Dies in another way for a look that resembles a square envelope.
A Little Hello How To
To create the card, begin with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of thick Basic White card stock. Score it at 4-1/4″ and fold it to create a card base.
Next, use the Stitched Triangles Dies to cut two solid and two striped (or other patterned) papers with the large right triangle dies. Adhere the two patterned pieces on the right and left side of the card front and the two solid pieces at the top and bottom, as shown.
Punch or cut a 1″ square for the center of the triangles in a contrasting color. In the center of the square, add an embellishment, such as this little flower sequin.
A Little Hello Greeting
Stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings on a small piece of Basic White card stock. Next die cut it with the Rectangle Stitched Dies (Item 151820). Finally, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere this piece in the center of the bottom solid triangle.
If you don’t have the dies, trim the white paper to 2-1/2″ by 1/2″. But then consider adding this die set to your craft room. It has 13 dies that will add lovely stitching detail whenever you need a rectangle!
Also consider the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set! It’s on the Last Chance Products Sale list so it’s only available while supply lasts! Check out all the different occasion sentiments in this set. There are 32 stamps for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, Easter, Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and more:
The last step is to die cut a 1″ x 3-3/4″ piece of solid color card stock for the bottom of the card front. The Stitched Triangles Dies have this fun mini triangle pattern die that’s perfect as an accent. Center it and glue it in the space below the envelope. Add a few embellishments that coordinate with the one you chose for the small square to complete the card.
What is the color of true love? Today’s cards feature the Stampin’ Up! True Love Designer Series Paper (item 154281). This is a black and white paper that’s perfect for designs like the Zany Zebras background prints, and also for coloring with Stampin’ Blends!
The Color of True Love Sympathy Card
Paper Layers and Stampin’ Blends
The Light and Dark Highland Heather blends, along with Light and Dark Old Olive are beautiful for coloring this sympathy card. Choose a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Old Olive card stock for the card base. Then add a black layer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ on top. Lastly, color and adhere the True Love Designer Series Paper which is cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″.
First cut a piece of black card stock with the Stitched Shapes Dies. These truly versatile square, oval and circle shapes with stitching have been a go-to in my craft room! Several crafters I know have purchased multiple sets, just in case of damage or loss. Get them from the Last Chance Products section in my store while they’re still available.
Next, in order to make the sentiment show up against the black background, heat embsoss it with silver or white embossing powder. ‘Wishing I could heal your heart’ is a sentiment from the stamp set Heal Your Heart. And, if you didn’t earn the Heal Your Heart set for free with a product purchase during Sale-a-Bration, stay tuned for the next earning period! This year a second Sale-a-Bration will take place between August 3rd and September 30, 2021! (Due to some product shipping delays, this is an adjustment to the original scheduled dates.)
Meanwhile, if you need to make a sympathy card, consider a set on the Last Chance Products list, like the Timeless Tulips Bundle. The stamp set is not retiring, but the bundle which includes the stamp set, won’t be available with the 10% Bundle Savings in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Don’t you just love a stamp set with a coordinating punch? If you do, be sure to order it before May 3rd when the sale ends!
This sympathy card is beautiful just as it is. But if you want to highlight the sentiment more, just add three Pastel Pearls to it. These pearls already have adhesive on the back, so they’re super easy to pop on the card wherever you like! Little strokes with the Wink of Stella glitter brush will add a perfect bit of shimmer and sparkle to your flowers.
The same layout and dimensions as the Sympathy Card can be used to create this birthday card. While the first card is colored in Highland Heather and Old Olive, this card features the Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Instead of heat embossing, stamp the the Hydrangea Haven sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Afterwards, die cut with two sizes of the Rectangle Stitched Dies. Once again, use Pastel Pearls and Wink of Stella to accent the flowers and sentiment.
Tell all your friends – Thinking of you today! Don’t just ‘Like’ their Facebook or Instagram post…take the time to create this card and send it. Creating the card in their favorite colors makes it extra special! This card layout is easy and the black background makes the colored triangles pop.
Card Base – Smoky Slate card stock, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
Layer – Black card stock, 3-3/4″ x 5″
Stitched Triangles Dies in 3 sizes, or cut 3 right triangles by hand.
Stitched Shapes Dies, or other circle punch or die to fit your butterfly image
Tasteful Textile embossing folder to add texture to the triangles
Versamark ink for embossing
White and gold embossing powders, for the butterfly and sentiment
Cardstock in three shades to match your color scheme, plus white for the stamped image.
Opal Rounds or other embellishments
Stampin’ Blends to color the butterfly
Assembling your Thinking of You Card
First, prepare your card base and center the black layer on the base. Second, using your die cutting machine, cut the circle and triangles with the Stitched Triangles and Stitched Shapes dies. In order to add texture to the triangles, run them through the die cutting machine with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. Add the triangles to the card front by placing the smallest one about 1/4″ from the right side, then layering the larger ones on top. Next, stamp your butterfly image in Versamark ink on the circle and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Similarly, stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink on the black card stock and heat emboss with white embossing powder. By using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the circle to the card, you add depth.
Finally, add details to the butterfly by coloring it with Stampin’ Blends and adding Wink of Stella for some sparkle. Also, add three Opal Rounds, which really add another layer of bling!
Are hydrangeas and hummingbirds good companions? Normally I would say they are not, but on this Hello Friend card they make a perfect pair! The Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper is so beautiful on its own, but the hummingbird and pastel pearls add a little extra interest to the card front.
Cut a piece of white card stock with the Rectangle Stitched Dies to create a nice stitched border around the focal point. (Another alternative is to trim a piece of white card stock to 2-5/8″ wide, 4″ high). On this piece, stamp the hummingbird from the A Touch of Ink (2021 Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration – retired) stamp set, or other chosen image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink in the upper portion.
A butterfly, such as one from the Floating & Fluttering stamp set, would also be great for this layout.
Also use Highland Heather ink to color the hummingbird. With a Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend, accent the bird’s feathers. Another nice touch is to add the small dots around the hummingbird in Seaside Spray ink. Stamp the sentiment from A Touch of Ink in Gorgeous Grape ink at the bottom of the rectangle.
Assembling the Hydrangeas and Hummingbirds
Because we want to have a substantial background of hydrangeas, trim the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Adhere the DSP about 1/4″ from the left side of the card base to complete the background. Layer the white rectangle over the background, centered about 1/4″ from the right.
Lastly, to finish the card, add a little Wink of Stella to the bird’s wings for bit of sparkle! Use three purple Pastel Pearls to highlight the bird and sentiment.
3 Zany Zebras cards are easy to create with any black and white patterned paper scraps you have! Use 1″ squares, or punch them with a postage stamp punch, as I did. What I especially like about the postage stamp punch is the pattern it creates between the small squares when you place them close together. However, if you don’t have the punch, don’t worry! Squares will be cute as well.
Black and White Paper Scraps for Backgrounds
Normally we color or stamp zebras in black and white. However, for these cards, we’ll make the background black and white and let the zebras stand out in bright colors – how fun! For the background, the first card uses the True Love Designer Series Paper (shown below) which is in the Stampin’ Up! January- June 2021 Mini Catalog.
The other two sample cards are created with scraps of Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper (2015 Occasions catalog). Most importantly, use whatever black and white scraps you already have in your crafting leftovers!
Your card layout can be either portrait or landscape orientation. For the portrait layout, use 8 squares on the left side as shown. You’ll also need a longer strip, 1″ wide. Leave an even border on the top, bottom, and left side. DesignTIP: When there are a variety of darker and lighter patterns, try to mix the very bold ones, such as the black with diagonal white stripe, with lighter patterns like the black polka dots on white background. Lay them out first, then glue them, one by one with adhesive. I prefer multipurpose liquid glue because it gives you a little time to wiggle the pieces into their final spot before the glue dries.
On the other hand, for the landscape layout, you will need 8 squares as well, in a horizontal 4 x 2 pattern. Be sure to pay attention to the direction of any designs on your paper! Once again, stagger the dark and light pieces.
After your pieces are adhered, cut or find another patterned piece 1″ x 4-1/2″ or 1″ x 4-3/4″. Center it beside or below your squares, depending on whether you’re creating a portrait or landscape card. The 3 Zany Zebras cards show examples of this patterned piece at the left, right, and bottom of your card.
Don’t be afraid to choose bright colored card stock for your card bases, with coordinating ink for your zebras! The colors for these bases are Mango Melody, Watermelon Wonder and Granny Apple Green. But you can use whatever colors you have available! If you choose, you can use a scrap of the same color for your sentiment.
Zebras and Sentiments
The zebra images and the sentiments for these three cards are all from the Zany Zebras stamp set, which will be retiring soon! So grab yours today from the Last Chance Products Sale because most retiring items are only available while supplies last! Note that stamp sets will be available until at least April 23rd.
Stamp the zebras on small squares or rectangles of white card stock. For the Mango Melody zebra, the white background is 1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″. Stamp the sentiment in black ink and add some black shading and stars!
Secondly, stamp the Watermelon Wonder zebra on a piece of white card stock, 1-5/8″ x 2-1/2″. Then use a white scrap and stamp the sentiment in Watermelon Wonder ink.
Lastly, there are two small design changes on the Granny Apple Green zebra card. There is a black mat (2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″) behind the white square (2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″). Instead of stamping the sentiment, heat emboss it with White Embossing Powder. If you’re like me, you may forget about this great technique for making your sentiment pop on darker card stock!
Hope you had a fantastic Easter and are back in your craft space today! If you’d like more card ideas, I’d love to inspire you on Pinterest. Come visit soon!
Grab the Good Things in Life sentiment for this card from the Butterfly Gala stamp set before it retires! Yes, the 2020-2021 Catalog retiring list from Stampin’ Up! came out yesterday. Sadly, this stamp set and the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch are on it – BUT the punch is discounted! I love the sentiments and butterflies in this set, and the punch makes creating lots of butterflies really easy! So grab yours today from the Last Chance Products Sale because retiring items are only available while supplies last!
In addition to the stamp set and punch, you’ll need cardstock, ink, paper scraps, a small piece of ribbon and a couple of embellishments. So this card is a great way to use up all the little bits you have in your stash!
The Good Things in Life Card
For The Good Things in Life card, start with a piece of Thick Basic White card stock, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4″. This will be the card base.
Next, look in your scrap piles for strips that are 1/2″ wide and varying lengths. You’ll need 6 of these in coordinating colors, as well as a larger piece 1-3/4″ wide and approximately 5″ long.
Cut a ribbon about 5″, or the length you need to tie a bow around the 1-3/4″ wide scrap. First, stamp your sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in black ink about 1″ from the bottom of your banner piece. Secondly, use a banner punch, or cut the banner bottom with paper snips. Tie the ribbon around the top of the banner. Lastly, add a few embellishments for accents.
Now that the banner for the sentiment is ready, cut banner ends on your 1/2″ wide strips. Lay them out on your card so you can create your desired pattern before attaching them. Space them about 1/2″ from the top and bottom of your card, with about 1/4″ between the strips for even spacing. If your strips are narrower or wider than 1/2″, you may need to adjust the measurements. Adhere the strips, then add your sentiment banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit, called So Cool, is designed to engage kids. Spark their imagination while introducing them to papercrafting! This kit provides a perfect opportunity to craft with your children or grandchildren by creating summer-inspired cards!
The So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit provides enough supplies to create twelve cards and matching envelopes. This kit includes fun-shaped card bases, 2 sticker sheets. The stamp set is versatile enough that you can continue to create cards with the sentiments throughout the year!
Don’t miss out on the creativity and spirit-raising fun! Subscribe to the April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit before April 10th!
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Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color.
Kit features summer treat themed cards with vivid watercolor images – card bases and coordinating envelopes, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, ink, a stamp set and more!
Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.
So Cool Color Pallette
Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
154567 | Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.
Let this Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper add refreshing elements to your next papercrafting project. The pack includes various watercolored ice cream cones and more basic, usable patterns. It’s a great choice for any occasion! This high-quality printed paper is an excellent scrapbook paper, card making paper, and more (and who doesn’t love ice cream cones?)
12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Product colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Purple Posy, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Terracotta Tile
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The inspiration for today’s card comes from a rather unlikely source! What inspires you to create? For me, it could be scenery, a dress, a sweater, a photo, or another card. However, I was inspired to create this particular card when I saw this tissue box in the bathroom!
After playing around with the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Triangles Dies for a couple of days, I started noticing triangles more frequently. Does that ever happen to you? Once you really pay attention to a color, shape, or pattern, all of a sudden you notice it everywhere! As a result, this tissue box inspired me to create a card with similar colors and triangle shapes.
I dug through my stash, trying to mimic the color scheme of this tissue box, and here is the resulting color palette: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Brushed Gold, and Basic White.
Creating the Triangle Inspiration Card
Firstly, choose a color, such as Smoky Slate. as the card base color, cutting the cardstock to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score the long side of the cardstock at 4-1/4″ and fold it to complete the card base. Feel free to change the color scheme to match your paper scraps!
Secondly, because I didn’t have another shade of gray cardstock, I chose a patterned gray piece from my scrap bin and cut a couple of 4″ strips. The exact width of the strips isn’t critical. Mine are 5/8″ and 3/4″. Similarly, using both patterned and plain pieces of your other cardstock colors adds interest to your design.
Thirdly, cut 4″ white strips and Soft Sky strips, adjusting the width of the strips to fit your design. Arrange all the strips in a pattern, such as Soft Sky, patterned gray, and white, as shown here. Adhere all the strips to the card base.
Cut and Arrange the Triangles
Next, use the Stitched Triangles Dies to die cut large, medium and small triangles of plain or patterned paper in your chosen color scheme. Leave some as solid triangles. For others, cut out the center with a smaller triangle die.
Arrange all the triangles on your card front, overlapping triangle layers, and keeping colors separated by contrasting pieces. When you have created the perfect pattern, lift triangles, one at a time, and apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back to adhere them. A quick tip: once you have your pattern in place, take a photo with your phone, so you can recreate the pattern easily if the pieces get knocked out of place.
Finally, choose a sentiment, such as these words from A Wish for Everything, and stamp them on scraps of white cardstock. This is a wonderful way to use up long thin scraps! Use a paper snips or other sharp scissors to trim sentiments to the desired size. Adhere them over your triangle layers with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. If desired add additional embellishments.
As you can see in the image below, A Wish for Everything has a lot of stamps for various occasions like birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and even St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a great all-around greeting set to have in your collection. What I particularly like is that there are some sentiments appropriate for both the outside and inside of a card.
The February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit, called Bouquet of Hope, provides a way to offer comfort, care and condolences to those enduring some of life’s challenges. The kit’s exclusive Bouquet of Hope Stamp Set features supportive sentiments centered around comfort, care, hope, and love. Sadly there’s too much heartache in the world all around us. Creating a heartfelt handmade card can offer sympathy and strength during these trying times. This kit’s cards are perfect to have on hand to encourage a friend or loved one who may be experiencing sorrow or depression.
The Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit provides enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. This kit includes patterned card bases, die-cut floral elements, ribbon, embellishments, and more! In addition, the included stamp set is versatile enough that you can continue to create uplifting cards with it throughout the year.
Don’t miss out on the creativity and spirit-raising fun! Subscribe to the February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit before February 10th!
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Let this Flower & Field Designer Series Paper add a bit of dramatic flair to your next papercrafting adventure. Floral prints contrast with both dark and light colors to create a perfect backdrop for any project. Add stamps, sentiments, punches, and embellishments to complete the look and set the mood.
12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Product colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Cherry Cobbler, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce, So Saffron
This item is free with a qualifying purchase! Add at least $50.00 to your cart during Sale-a-Bration to qualify for this free item! Sale-a-bration ends February 28th.
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Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
For the first card, stamp the Happy Valentine’s Day greeting in Poppy Parade ink on Basic White cardstock. Punch it out with the scalloped heart from the coordinating Heart Punch Pack.
Then punch the strawberry image and Poppy Parade pattern from the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper with the smaller heart punch. Layer it with dimensionals on Basic White cardstock punched with the scalloped heart punch.
The second card uses the same products as before. This time, cut a larger piece of Berry Delightful paper, 4″ x 4-1/2″. Die cut a circle with the Stitched Shapes dies from Poppy Parade cardstock. Alternatively, if you don’t have the dies, you can use a circle punch, 2″ to 2-1/2″ in diameter. Because we want the hearts to stand out, the circle separates them from the somewhat busy background.
Begin by stamping the small hearts from the Heartfelt stamp set in Poppy Parade ink in between the berries on the background. These hearts help to coordinate with your Valentine theme.
The colors in the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper are Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry and Shaded Spruce. Whew! That’s a lot of color choices to coordinate with your cards if you prefer a different piece of the pretty Berry Delightful paper!
Berry Blessings SAB Bundle
You can get the Berry Blessings Stamp Set and Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (157613) as a bundle FREE with a $100 product purchase during Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration! The Heartfelt Bundle used for these cards, which includes the stamp set and two punches, is $45.75 (US). Add a couple of coordinating ink pads and paper packs to your order to earn this free Berry Blessing bundle! Great card ideas for various occasions using the stamps and paper are shown in the photo above.
For more items you can earn with your product purchase during Sale-a-Bration, download the Sale-a-Bration brochure from the catalogs page. Sale-a-Bration ends February 28th, so place your order while the free products are still available. Sometimes they run out near the end of the promotion. I wouldn’t want you to miss out on your favorites! Make today a happy day!
When you’re looking for a versatile die set to create handmade cards for all occasions, look no further than the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Triangles Dies! I’ve been having so much fun creating cards from Valentines to Christmas, and birthdays to special occasions with these dies.
When you want to create a triangle split card design, the right triangle dies are perfect for the two corners. Of course, you could cut a rectangle in half to get two triangles, but these have lovely stitching all around.
For this all occasion card, use the largest die and cut two pieces of your favorite patterned paper. These two triangles will go in the corners of your card.
TIP: Cut your card stock to 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″, then cut a triangle from each corner. Flip and trim the remaining piece to fit between the two triangles. Add a sentiment and decorate.
Small Right Triangles
There are so many patterns you can create with your paper scraps and the small right triangle Stitched Triangles Dies. Here are a few ideas using various paper patterns. If you need more inspiration, search for geometric quilt patterns and try to create the designs on your cards!
Die Cut a variety of paper scraps with the Stitched Triangles Dies, then arrange them as a background. Stamp the butterflies from the Positive Thoughts stamp set in Mango Melody or your favorite ink. Cut them out with the Nature’s Thoughts Dies and add an accent piece cut from Mango Melody cardstock with the dies as well. A few Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels add a nice sparkle to the butterflies!
Do you remember the definition of an isosceles triangle from geometry class? For me, it was a long time ago, so I had to refresh my memory! It’s a triangle with two equal sides! An equilateral triangle, with 3 equal sides, could also be considered an isosceles triangle – who knew? Anyway, enough geometry – Let’s get to the cards, starting with birthdays!
First. use one of the smaller triangles to create a banner. Next, create a 3/4″ accent border with the design from the Stitched Triangles Dies. Stamp a sentiment on a strip of white cardstock. Finally, die cut the bird with the Well Written Dies and add it to the top of the banner. Decorate your card with ribbon and/or embellishments and send it on its way!
This blue, white and yellow card, from Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper, uses the largest isosceles triangle, as well as an equilateral triangle for the sentiment. The card base is Night of Navy. See the tips on the Valentine card below for cutting and assembling.
For Celebrations or Christmas
This card did not start out as a Christmas card, but it could definitely pass as one! Start with a Night of Navy card base, then add a strip of white cardstock, 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2″. Cut triangles from the Playing with Patterns and Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (recently retired). This greeting comes from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and is suitable for many celebratory occasions. I stamp the inside of the card once I know its intended recipient and occasion.
For Your Valentine
Since Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, I’m sharing a Valentine I designed with the Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper. The colors are not the traditional red and white. Instead, I chose Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry! The layout is the same as the birthday card above.
TIP: Die cut 4 triangles, two each of two coordinating papers. Place the tip of the center triangle in the center of your card first and adhere it with multipurpose glue. Next add the Calypso Coral triangles, leaving a gap of about 1/8″ to let the White card base show through. Finally, slice the remaining triangle in half, and attach one half on each side of the center triangle.
I have a couple more Stitched Triangle cards to share, but that will be on another day. Once you start playing with these dies it’s hard to stop! They are especially great for using up small paper scraps (what card maker doesn’t have any of those?) .
So once you order the dies, pull out your scrap pile and get started! Use the ideas here, or create some new designs. Make today a great day!
This confetti card doesn’t actually have any of the little bits of confetti that fall out and create a huge mess! Celebrating a birthday? How about a huge accomplishment or promotion? Here’s a simple design to use when the celebratory occasion calls for confetti!
How to Make the Confetti Card
Start with an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Crushed Curry card base, folded in half.
Cut 1 piece of Playing with Patterns paper and 1 piece of Whisper White card stock to 2-3/4″ x 4″.
Emboss the white card stock with the Subtle embossing folder and adhere it to the card base at the bottom, leaving a small border.
Adhere the patterned paper to the card base at the top, leaving the same border as at the bottom.
Punch five flowers of contrasting Playing with Patterns paper, using the Small Bloom Punch and add Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of two of them. Layer these flowers across the front of the card, alternating the ones with no dimensionals, and the ones with dimensionals. Embellish flowers as desired with pearls, rhinestones, or small enamel shapes.
Using the So Sentimental Stamps, stamp the sentiment in Versamark on Night of Navy card stock, and die cut it with the coordinating Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Heat emboss the sentiment in White Embossing Powder. Adhere this piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center at the top of your card.
Decorate the inside with additional paper, stamps and embellishments as desired. Now your card is ready for the next occasion that calls for confetti!
So Sentimental Bundle
Here are a few details I’d like to share about the So Sentimental Bundle. The bundle includes a stamp set and a die set. There are 11 sentiments in the stamp set, and two confetti images. The sentiments fit so many different occasions: Baby, Wedding, Get Well, Congratulations, Birthday. There are also more general stamps for friendship, yummy treats and gifts. All in all, it’s a very versatile set!
Let’s talk a little about the coordinating Stitched So Sweetly die set. Four of these dies are designed to cut out 7 of the sentiments. One of my favorite features, though, are the six dies that are nesting scalloped rectangles. These work to cut out sentiments, but also to create layers and frames. I have been using them a lot lately! Plus, when you purchase the stamps and dies together as a bundle, you save 10%!
Products Used for the Simply Confetti Card
The So Sentimental Bundle is so much fun to play with! For more ideas, you can see a Get Well card created with this bundle here.
Today’s Timeless Tropical Card Trio is inspired by a recent article in a Succeed Weekly email. If you’re not familiar with Succeed Weekly, it’s one of the best benefits of being a demonstrator! You’re never alone when you decide to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. There are videos and tutorials available to help you get started, including the Succeed Weekly newsletter that Stampin’ Up! sends to demonstrators who subscribe. It contains information on current promotions, business tips and often a project or two to get you creating and sharing!
Since I’ve been trying to make more projects with supplies I own, the title of this article, “Work with What You’ve Got”, was very timely. Using the information from the article, which I’ll share with you, and some stamps, ink and paper, you’ll be able to create three unique designs to highlight stamps of different sizes from YOUR favorite set!
Moving Along Card Trio
For each of the three cards Stampin’ Up! artists shared with us, they started with these supplies:
Cut the cardstock to dimensions above – no trimming necessary for the white layer!
Stamp your chosen images on the Whisper White Cardstock, as shown in the first card photo above.
Use your favorite adhesive to adhere Designer Series Paper to the Smoky Slate card base.
Attach the stamped white cardstock to the Designer Series Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Card 2 – Car Card
Before stamping the images on the Whisper White cardstock, trim it into four squares, each measuring 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″. Stamp the sentiment & images as shown in the second card photo above.
Adhere Designer Series paper to the Smoky Slate card base.
Attach the four squares with Stampin’ Dimensionals. TIP: Line up the 4 squares while the paper is still on the Dimensionals. Then carefully remove one square, being careful not to move the others. Remove the paper on the Dimensional, & line it up with the remaining squares before adhering. Repeat for each square. This will help you keep the squares in the correct position.
Card 3 – Train Card
Before stamping, trim the Whisper White cardstock into 3 strips, each measuring 3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″. Stamp train images & sentiment as shown in the third card photo above.
Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Smoky Slate card base.
Add the stamped strips to the Designer Series Paper with Dimensionals.
Ready to try it?
Get out your stamps, ink & paper!
You’ll need the following supplies:
3 card bases, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4″.
Whisper White cardstock, 3 pieces, each 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.
3 pieces 3″ x 5″ Designer Series Paper.
Ink in your chosen color palette.
Here’s My Timeless Tropical Card Trio!
For my Timeless Tropical Card Trio, I chose the following:
Stamps: Timeless Tropical
Paper: Calypso Coral Cardstock for the card bases, Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green
Embellishments: (Optional): Calypso Coral & Bermuda Bay enamel shapes (retired)