May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit  - Batter Up! featuring a baseball theme to celebrate your favorite MVPs

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.

Don’t miss out on the creativity and spirit-raising fun! Subscribe to the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit before May 10th!

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May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Batter Up! Details

  • 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!

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin before, now is the time!

New subscribers can purchase this month’s kit for just $5.00 USD (shipping included)! There are a limited number of kits available at this price, so order yours now! Enter the code HOMERUN0521 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price!**

This promotion price will only apply to new month-to-month subscriptions; prepaid subscriptions are not eligible for the discount

**If the allocated kits are sold out prior to the subscription period, the sale will end and the subscription price will return to normal.

Subscription Details

Subscribe to the May Paper Pumpkin Kit at paperpumpkin.com between April 11 – May 10.

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Score a Home Run with the special deal for new subscribers while supply lasts!

Start crafting for your favorite MVPs today!

A Little Hello

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 Card: How to Use Stitched Triangles Dies for an easy Envelope Card

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!

A Little Hello needs these Stitched Triangles Dies |Right triangles, equilateral triangles and isosceles triangles are all included in the Stitched Triangles Die set. All of them have lovely stitching around the edges for an elegant look that can’t be achieved by just cutting a square into triangles! in addition, there are 3 decorative triangle dies for banners, borders, and more!
Stitched Triangles Dies by Stampin’ Up! (Item 152710)

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:

A Little Hello from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set | sentiments for Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas, Graduation, birthday, Father's Day, and many more occasions in one stamp set.
Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set

More Triangles

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.

See more Stitched Triangles cards.

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The Color of True Love

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″.

The Color of True Love for this sympathy card is Highland Heather. Simply color the True Love paper with Light and Dark Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin' Blends for a soft comforting background.
True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up! colored with Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

Preparing the Sentiment PLUS Sale-a-Bration News

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.

Last Chance to purchase the Stitched Shapes Dies. These 12 circle, oval and square dies in graduated sizes make it easy to mat your images and sentiments!
Stitched Shapes Dies by Stampin’ Up!

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.)

Alternative Sentiment

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!

The Timeless Tulips stamp set includes birthday, get well, sympathy, Easter and Mother's Day sentiments. It has a coordinating Tulip Builder punch, making it easy to punch out the large tulip and leaf to add dimension to your cards. The bundle with a 10% cost savings is retiring soon, but the individual products are still available in the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 annual catalog.
Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Bundle

Finishing Touches

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 Color of True Love – Birthday Card

The Colors of True Love for this Birthday Card are Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green. The Hydrangea Haven stamp set includes this sentiment 'To an incredible woman'.
Stampin’ Up! True Love Designer Paper colored in Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends

Birthday Card Layout and Colors

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.

Whatever the Color of True Love is for you, color a card today and send it on its merry way! Happy Crafting!

Tell All Your Friends!

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.

Tell all your friends - Thinking of You! Create this special butterfly and triangle handmade card in your favorite colors! Make it as simple or fancy as you want! Emboss, die cut, layer, add texture and of course, add a little bling! #inkshimmerandshine #thinkingofyou #butterfly

How To Tell All Your Friends With this Card

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • 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
  • Butterfly stamp
  • 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!

For more ways to use the Stitched Triangles dies, see the Stitched Triangles Dies post. Also, visit my Triangle Cards board on Pinterest. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit!

Hydrangeas and Hummingbirds

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.

Hydrangeas and Hummingbirds: Hello friend card with Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper. This handmade card has a base of Seaside Spray card stock, dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. The sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and the Highland Heather hummingbird are from A Touch of Ink stamp set.  A couple large Pastel Pearls accent the stamped images for a beautiful and easy card.

Card Base And Embossing

Choose an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Seaside Spray card stock for the card base. First score it at 4-1/4″. Secondly, emboss the card front up to the score line with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.

Hello Friend Sentiment and Hummingbird

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 Touch of Ink two-step stamp set featuring hummingbird, butterfly and flower images. #atouchofink #inkshimmerandshine
A Touch of Inks SAB stamp set

A butterfly, such as one from the Floating & Fluttering stamp set, would also be great for this layout.

Floating & Fluttering two-step stamp set from Stampin' Up! Features several butterfly images and leaves. Easily stamp and color them with the coordinating layer stamps or Stampin' Blends.
Floating & Fluttering stamp set

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.

Finishing Touches

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.

If you like this color combo, grab Seaside Spray products from the Last Chance Products Sale, as they are retiring soon! NOTE: the Seaside Spray card stock was still available in the 2019-2021 In Color Pack as of this morning.

For more great card layouts and ideas visit Ink, Shimmer and Shine on Pinterest!

You might also enjoy a craft kit full of all the supplies you’ll need for a spring or summer project! Get all the details!

Happy Crafting!

3 Zany Zebras Cards

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.

True Love Designer Series Paper features black and white florals, stripes, polka dots and other patterns. It is available in the Stampin' Up! January - June 2021 Mini Catalog.
True Love Designer Series Paper

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!

Zany Zebra birthday card with black and white patterns on a Mango Melody card base.

Card Layouts

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. Design TIP: 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.

Zany Zebra birthday card featuring a black and white patterned background on a Watermelon Wonder card base. Use any bright colored card stock and ink. Be sure to grab the Zany Zebra stamp set before April 23, 2021!

Card Bases

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.

Zany Zebra birthday card. Use brightly colored card stock, such as Granny Apple Green, with coordinating ink for your zebras! Great use of black and white paper scraps for the background.

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.

Zany Zebras stamp set

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!

The Good Things in Life

The Butterfly Gala stamp set sentiment 'The good things in life are better with you' is featured on a banner on this card. Use the Butterfly Duet Punch and your bits of ribbon, paper, and a few embellishments to make your own version today! Be sure to add the Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet Punch to your stash before the Last Chance Products Sale ends. on May 3, 2021. All Last Chance products are available while supplies last!

Gather Supplies from the Last Chance List!

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!

The Butterfly Gala stamp set images and sentiments for creating the Good Things in Life card. The sentiments include 'Hello Beautiful', 'Thank you so very much', 'You've been on my mind', 'a little note', and 'The good things in life are better with you.'
Butterfly Gala Stamp Set

Butterfly Duet Punch – on Sale for just $7.20 USD

Download the retiring list pdf or retiring list Excel spreadsheet to see all the items from the annual catalog that are leaving as soon as they’re sold out, or by May 3, 2021.

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.

For the Inside of The Good Things in Life Card

Don’t forget to add a sentiment or some decorations on the inside of your card! Simply punch the butterflies with the Butterfly Duet Punch and add them to the bottom corner. Stamp the inside sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set, which will be carried over to the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Timeless Tulips is currently available as a bundle with the Tulip Builder Punch until May 3, 2021. When purchasing both products together, you’ll save 10%.

The Timeless Tulips stamp set used on the inside of The Good Things in Life card and its coordinating Tulip Builder punch . These products are available as a bundle with 10% savings until May 3, 2021. The sentiment used inside this card is 'What a beautiful difference one single life makes.'
Timeless Tulips Bundle

See another Butterfly Gala card and a Stitched Triangles and Butterfly Gala Card for more inspiration.

If you don’t already have the Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch, you can get them in my store now, while supplies last!

April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

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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So Cool Details

  • 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!
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Watch the So Cool video
  • 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

Coordinating Product

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)
  • Acid free
  • Lignin free

Product colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Purple Posy, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Terracotta Tile

Click this link to view the suite and start shopping.

Subscription Details

Subscribe to the February Paper Pumpkin Kit at paperpumpkin.com between March 11 – April 10.

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Start crafting with your favorite kiddos today!

Inspiration

Where can you find creative inspiration?

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!

Card inspiration can come from everyday objects like this tissue box! Recreate the pattern with the Stampin' Up! Stitched Triangles Dies.

Triangles Everywhere

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.

Color Scheme

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.

Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Soft Sky 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Brushed Gold 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Creating the Triangle Inspiration Card

With a little inspiration, you can create a unique card design using the Stampin' Up! Stitched Triangles Dies. Layer the various sizes and shapes of solid and patterned triangle shapes. Then add a sentiment from A Wish For Everything

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.

Need inspiration for another holiday? Use this layout and choose a different greeting from A Wish For Everything. It covers most holidays as well as birthdays and anniversaries.

More Inspiration?

If you need more triangle inspiration, check out my recent blog post on the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Triangles Dies. There you’ll find examples for several occasions from Christmas to Valentine’s Day!

Make someone’s day a little brighter by sending them your finished card!

February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

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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Bouquet of Hope Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs with coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, 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)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, and Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item.
    • Earn this pretty paper free with a $50 USD or more purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

Kit Color Palette

Coordinating Product

155223 | Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

Flower and Field Designer Series Paper coordinates with the February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

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)
  • Acid free
  • Lignin free

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.

Subscription Details

Subscribe to the February Paper Pumpkin Kit at paperpumpkin.com between January 11 – February 10.

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Make someone’s day a great day today!

Berry Delightful Heartfelt Valentines

For the berry-lovers you love, we have two Berry Delightful Heartfelt Valentines today! Combine the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Bundle in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and the Berry Blessings Bundle from Sale-a-Bration for quick Valentine cards.

Happy Valentine’s Day Card

Valentine Card with a Poppy Parade cards base and a Flirty Flamingo layer. 3 hearts are punched with the Heart Punch Pack, overlapped and centered on the Flirty Flamingo layer.
Punch Berry Delightful paper and Heartfelt Happy Valentine’s Day greeting with the Heart Punch Pack.

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.

Now that you have the hearts ready, layer a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock, 3″ x 5-1/2″ on a Poppy Parade card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″). Firstly. add the top and bottom hearts, centered about 1/4″ from the edge of the base. Add dimensionals to the center heart and position it overlapping the other two hearts. Easy Peasy! Click here for a list of products.

Love You Lots Card

Heartfelt sentiment 'Love you Lots'  and heart images stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink. Card base is also Flirty Flamingo, with a layer of Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper and a Poppy Parade circle die cut with the Stitched Shapes Dies.
Stamp hearts with the Heartfelt stamp set, punch them out with the coordinating Heart Punch Pack and add to the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper background.

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.

Then stamp the larger hearts on Basic White cardstock in Flirty Flamingo or Poppy Parade ink. Punch them with the scalloped heart shape from the Heart Punch pack. Layer them with Dimensionals as desired over the Poppy Parade circle to complete your card front. Click here for a list of products.

Color Combo

Today’s color combo uses just two colors: Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade. Add Basic White and the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper.

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

Berry Blessing Bundle card ideas with  sentiments like 'Wishing You the berry best', and 'Bountiful blessings'. This bundle coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle in the January - June 2021 Mini catalog.
Berry Blessing Bundle (157613) from 2021 Sale-a-Bration. Free with a $100 product purchase!

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!

Stampin’ Up! Stitched Triangles Dies

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.

Stitched Triangles Dies

The Stampin' Up! Stitched Triangles Dies contain a variety of right triangles, equilateral triangles and isosceles triangles, plus a triangular banner die and small triangle pattern die.
Right triangles (left), equilateral triangles (center) and isosceles triangles (right) are all included in the Stitched Triangles Die set. All of them have lovely stitching around the edges for an elegant look that can’t be achieved by just cutting a square into triangles! in addition, there are 3 decorative triangle dies for banners, borders, and more!

Other stitched dies (see Rectangle Stitched Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies and Stitched So Sweetly Dies) coordinate beautifully with the Stitched Triangles Dies. An example of this coordination can be seen in the butterfly card below.

Large Right Triangles

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.

Triangle split card using the largest right triangle in the Stampin' Up! Stitched Triangles Dies set.
Triangle Split 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!

Stitched Triangles dies are used to die cut small right triangles from the Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper. In addition, coordinating Stitched So Sweetly Dies are used to die cut the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.
Butterflies flutter on a Stitched Triangle background in colors of Purple Posy, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry. Click the photo for more details and a list of products.
Black and vanilla patterned paper die cut with the Stampin' Up! Stitched Triangles Dies.
Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Nature’s Thoughts Dies for the butterflies fluttering on a background of triangles die cut with the Stitched Triangles dies.

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!

Black and white, green, and red patterned papers are die cut with the Stampin' Up! Stitched Triangles Dies. These triangles are arranged in a pattern to create the focal pattern of this Christmas card.
Make a unique Christmas background with paper scraps and the Stitched Triangles Dies

Isosceles Triangles

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!

For Birthdays

A simple banner made from pretty patterned paper die cut with the Stampin' Up! Stitched Triangles Dies makes this a quick birthday card.
Birthday Banner and coordinating border using the Stitched Triangles Dies. Bird is die cut with the Well Written Dies.

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!

A more masculine birthday card created with the large isosceles triangle dies in the Stitched Triangles Dies set from Stampin' Up! The patterned paper is called Playing With Patterns. The birthday greeting is from Stampin' Up's Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.
Playing With Patterns for Birthday Triangles

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

Blue and white celebratory card with triangular tree shapes die cut with the Stampin' Up! Stitched Triangles Dies.
Wintery Celebration Card

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

Sweet Valentine in Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry patterns from the Stampin' Up! Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper. The background is created with the Stitched Triangles Dies. The heart and valentine greeting are from the Heartfelt Bundle.
Valentine in non-traditional colors of Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry!

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!

Simply Confetti Card

Crushed Curry celebratory card for birthdays or congratulations.

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!

So Sentimental Bundle featuring the So Sentimental stamps and Stitched So Sweetly Dies

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.

Versamark Pad

 

Timeless Tropical Card Trio

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 helicopter, car, and train stamped images and White cardstock cutting template for the three featured cards
Moving Along Trio of cards: note the three ways we’re using the 3-3/4″ White square piece!

Moving Along Card Trio

For each of the three cards Stampin’ Up! artists shared with us, they started with these supplies:

Stamps and Ink:

Paper:

Clear Block

Paper Trimmer

Adhesive

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Card 1 – Helicopter Card

  1. Cut the cardstock to dimensions above – no trimming necessary for the white layer!
  2. Stamp your chosen images on the Whisper White Cardstock, as shown in the first card photo above.
  3. Use your favorite adhesive to adhere Designer Series Paper to the Smoky Slate card base.
  4. Attach the stamped white cardstock to the Designer Series Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Card 2 – Car Card

  1. 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.
  2. Adhere Designer Series paper to the Smoky Slate card base.
  3. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Smoky Slate card base.
  3. 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.
  • Trimmer
  • Clear Block
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments (optional)

Here’s My Timeless Tropical Card Trio!

For my Timeless Tropical Card Trio, I chose the following:

Timeless Tropical stamp set with hibiscus flowers, leaves, pineapple, and palm tree images. This set also includes 5 birthday and all occasion greetings.
Timeless Tropical stamp set
  • 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)

INSIDE: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stampin’ Blends (Optional for pineapple inside card 1)

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What will you create today?

Using this template, it’s easy to make 3 cards using the same supplies, but each of them is unique! What will you create today? I hope you’ll give this template a try and share what you made!

One Last Hurrah for this Bird Ballad Trio!

This Bird Ballad Trio showcases one of the Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products that will be leaving soon. The new annual catalog will begin on June 3rd and this Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper will be gone!

Before we say goodbye, I want to give you a few more ideas for the beautiful Bird Ballad paper. So today’s post features Get Well, Birthday, and Thinking of You cards, and a few other Last Chance items.

Get Well card - Sending Healing Hugs and lots of birdies with the Bird Ballad beautiful designer series paper from Stampin' Up!
Sending Healing Hugs

Bird Ballad Trio Cards

Get Well Card

The first card’s sentiment, Sending Healing Hugs, is from the So Sentimental stamp set. Die cut it with the coordinating Stitched So Sweetly dies for a perfect quick label. This bundle is carried over to the upcoming catalog, but you can order it now!

The sweet little birdies and the pink polka-dot layer are both from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, which is retiring, and is on sale! While the coordinating Free as a Bird stamp set is available in the new catalog, it won’t be bundled with the Stitched Nested Labels dies at a 10% savings. So if you like the bundle, you’ll want to get it before the discount disappears.

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Birthday card combining three retiring Stampin' Up! products: Bird Ballad paper, the Fable Friends stamp set (duck), and the Botanical Bliss stamp set (Happy Birthday).
This little duck says Happy Birthday!

Birthday Card

The layout for the second card uses the same two layers of Bird Ballad paper, but different patterns. The bottom layer is 3-1/4″ x 5″, and the flower layer is 2-3/4″ x 5″.

Stamp the duck from the Fable Friends stamp set, which is also on the Last Chance list. Color her with Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. NOTE: If you like to buy single Stampin’ Blends markers, take a look at the Last Chance list, because Stampin’ Blends will only be offered in combo packs in the 2020-2021 catalog.

Happy Birthday from this little duck, with help from the retiring Botanical Bliss stamp set! Just die cut the duck and sentiment with the Layering Ovals dies and pop them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Thinking of You Card

Bird Ballad birdie paper with a simple Thinking of You card design. Sentiment from Rooted in Nature by Stampin' Up!
Thinking of You

Like the two previous cards, this one features two patterns from the Bird Ballad paper, with a more masculine look, but the same cutting dimensions.

Stamp the greeting from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Black Memento ink on a Smoky Slate rectangle. Use the 1/2″ circle punch, also on the Last Chance List, for the corners.

If desired, add an additional strip of Smoky Slate card stock at the top to balance out the Smoky Slate sentiment.

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There you have it – 3 different looks for 3 occasions, all with the same pretty paper! What could you make with this Bird Ballad paper today? We’d love to see your creations on our Facebook page! So please share!