The Color of True Love

The Colors of True Love for this Birthday Card are Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green. The Hydrangea Haven stamp set includes the sentiment 'To an incredible woman'.

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″…

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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…

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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! 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…

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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 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…

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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…

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Timeless Tropical Card Trio

Stamped palm trees and birthday greeting from the Stampin' Up! Timeless Tropical stamp set

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…

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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. 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…

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Beautiful Day

Simple Beautiful Day butterfly card with a large butterfly in black and Calypso Coral with Wink of Stella accents

Beautiful Day is a perfect set for anyone who enjoys coloring! The large butterfly and flower image, shown below, make it easy to add color with Stampin’ Blends, watercoloring, or even colored pencils. There are also two sentiments in the set, and I find myself using the birthday greeting quite often! Today’s card is very simple. First stamp the butterfly in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Petal Pink card stock. Then add color to the butterfly with the light and dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend markers, leaving the Petal Pink to show through in…

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A Little Sparkle

Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut paper and Leave a Little Sparkle greeting.

Are you the type of person who likes to add a little sparkle to each of your projects? If so, the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for you! My favorite sentiment in this set is ‘Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go’. These words are appropriate for cards for so many occasions, including birthdays, weddings, and congratulations! The Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set also has two sentiments for encouragement: ‘Believe’ and ‘Make Your Dreams Come True’. The unicorn, star and flourish images are beautiful when stamped or embossed, with or without added color….

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Clean-Up Project for Your Craft Room

Those of you who know me can guess that a clean-up project for my craft room begins like all my other clean-up projects. Cleaning the liquor cabinet involves drinking the leftover blackberry brandy. Emptying the refrigerator means eating the rhubarb crisp. Tidying up the freezer requires cooking the last three turkey burgers, and so on. So my craft room clean-up project starts with using up the many bits on my table left over from other activities. Clean Up Project Birthday Card I challenge you to use the Label Me Pretty stamp set and coordinating Pretty Label punch, along with your…

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Fabulous at Any Age

Bold butterfly birthday card with the sentiment Fabulous at Any Age

Fabulous at any age is one of the sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, which includes stamps to cover almost every occasion you’ll need! This sentiment is great for cards for friends of all ages, just change the pretty paper to make a variety of cards. Or keep the same paper and design, but change the stamp to create cards for more occasions. Itty Bitty Greetings Here are all the sentiments in the Itty Bitty Greetings set. As you can see, the greetings are very versatile and suit many occasions from anniversaries to birthdays and graduations,…

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Hello Cupcake to Celebrate Your Day!

Hello Cupcake card to Celebrate Your Day. Early Espresso background with Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink layers accented with a pretty cupcake from the Hello Cupcake stamp set.

When you celebrate your day, what could be more sweet and delicious than this cupcake made for you with the Hello Cupcake stamp set? I must admit, I’ve had cupcakes on my mind ever since last weekend when we celebrated my granddaughter’s 5th birthday! She had an awesome tea party with her friends while the grown-ups enjoyed their own special treats! Do you need a special card for someone sweet? Young or old, cupcakes are perfect for the celebration! Supplies for the Hello Cupcake card: Stamp Sets: Hello Cupcake (p-149714)* *Free with $50 (USD) Stampin’ Up! order during Sale-a-Bration, while…

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The Last Broadway Star Hooray – Part 2

After creating the Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin cards I showed you in my last post, there were still a couple of cakes and a LOT of candles left. I was on a roll, and set out to use them up! So I cut one sheet each of Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist card stock to make four more card bases. Lovely Lipstick Cards The two Lovely Lipstick cards bases are cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″. One has a vertical fold & the other has a horizontal one. This is an easy way to change your cards designs just a…

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The Last Broadway Star Hooray – Part 1

On Monday evening, I met up with a couple of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators to make Paper Pumpkin projects. I was excited to get started on the June 2018 Broadway Star kit. It’s full of  bright colors: Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist, combined with black and white, as well as gold foil and sequins. Such a fun combo! Watch this short video to see the contents of the kit.  Between talking (a lot) and stamping (not as much), only the two sample cards from the kit got done! Lemon Lime Twist Cards However, I was up bright and early…

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Gatefold Birthday Cards

A birthday gatefold card with a square die cut. Made using Stampin' Up! Berry Burst cardstock and Naturally Eclectic paper.

Easy Card Fold Alternative – a Gatefold What is a Gatefold Card? A Gatefold card is a simple alternative to a standard card fold. It is a great choice for an invitation, or anytime you want to keep the contents of the card a surprise! Your card base is cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, just like a standard card base. However, instead of scoring it on the long edge at 4-1/4″, you’ll score it at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″, as shown below: Then the side flaps are folded inward on the score lines, so that they meet in the center to…

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