Lasting Lily Easter Card

Easter Card with Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily stamp set. Color combo: So Saffron, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.

You may find this shocking, but some years I don’t actually get around to making Easter cards! This year I’m determined to do better! My goal is to finish them in the next week so I can send them out on time. After all, Easter will be here before we know it! It’s never too early to get started. I was initially inspired by this sympathy card we made in class in February: Lasting Lily Sympathy Card More Inspiration (and maybe an ulterior motive?) I had some stamped lily images left over, so rather than put them away, I wanted…

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Those Who Inspire Us

Using the Crafting Forever and Part of My Story stamp sets together for those who inspire us every day.

Who inspires you? Is it an artist, a decorator, or a writer? Those who inspire us need to hear from us! Whether you like their creations on Facebook and Instagram, pin their pins on Pinterest or follow their blog, they love to get your feedback! How about letting them know you appreciate them by sending a card? The card I’m sharing today will go in the mail to one of the many people who inspire me! Crafting Forever is Part of My Story! How long have you been crafting? For me, it’s as long as I can remember! So, crafting…

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Lovely Lattice Thoughts

Petal Pink Lovely Lattice sympathy card with white embossing.

Let the beautiful flowers in the Lovely Lattice stamp set be the center of attention on this sympathy thoughts card! Stamping them in Versamark ink and heat embossing them with white embossing powder is a simple way to allow them to shine. Then, add a little color just on the center of the flowers for a little pop! For this sympathy card, I chose Petal Pink as a soft background, with a Garden Green embossed layer for a bit of contrast. Since I didn’t color the leaves on the stamped Lovely Lattice image, the Layered Leaves embossing folder subtly creates…

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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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Feel Better

Humming Along stamp set with Hummingbird Framelits Dies

What could make someone feel better faster than a rainbow-colored hummingbird on a handmade card in bright spring colors? Today’s card is another one that we created in a recent card class! If you were lucky enough to get the beautiful Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets for free during Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration, you’ll be able to create this card as shown. If not, substitute any foil you have! Here are all the details: Supplies for Feel Better card: INSTRUCTIONS: Now, brighten someone’s day by mailing your masterpiece to them! Now that you’ve completed your card, try different color…

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I’m Lucky to have a Friend like You

Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper and Melon Mambo cardstock make a bright cheery card! The sentiment - 'I'm lucky to have a friend like you' is from the Stampin' Up! Love What You Do stamp set.

I’m lucky to have a friend like you! Originally, this card was designed as a friendship card for a card class last fall. With the addition of a couple of shamrocks from the Stampin’ Up! Amazing Life stamp set (see it here), it’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day as well! Send one to each of your special friends! The greeting on this card was heat-embossed to make it really stand out, but you can stamp it in black ink as well. Either way, it will be beautiful! Here’s how to create your own card: SUPPLIES Stamp Sets: Love What You…

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Eastern Beauty: To Think of You is to Smile

A Very Vanilla note card and some paper scraps stamped with the Eastern Beauty stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Aren’t there some people in your life who always make you smile when you see them, or even when you just think about them? Using note cards and the Eastern Beauty stamp set makes it easy to create a bunch of these perfect little cards to let them know! Even better, the Stampin’ Up! Note Cards come with matching envelopes. Just fold, decorate, and mail them! Here are the supplies, dimensions and instructions to get you started with your Eastern Beauty note cards. The Note Cards and Envelopes are available in either Whisper White or Very Vanilla (used here). SUPPLIES…

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Good Luck for an Amazing Life Today!

Green Good Luck gol-embossed vellum card with the Amazing Life stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Wish a friend Good Luck when they embark on a new career, go on a trip, or celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The Amazing Life stamp set has perfect images and sentiments to get you started!

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For the Bride & Groom

When you need a quick and simple wedding card for the bride and groom, the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP) can come to the rescue. This beautiful paper has floral designs, as well as butterflies, and this pretty piece in Highland Heather coordinates well with the Gorgeous Grape card stock from the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog. You can also view all the current catalogs on the catalog page. Did you know that you can choose this paper as a free Sale-a-Bration reward when you place a $50 (US) order in my online store before March 31st (while supply lasts)?…

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Happy Holidays Baubles

This pretty paper with Holiday Baubles is only one of the great designs in the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper pack. The Stampin’ Up! All Is Bright Suite also includes the Merry Christmas To All stamp set with the Happy Holidays sentiment, and the coordinating Merry Christmas Dies. We made this festive Happy Holidays card in our series of Christmas Card classes using several items from the All is Bright Suite as well as Gold Foil sheets and the Stitched Shapes dies. Here are the details: Happy Holidays When you have beautiful paper, the rest of your card doesn’t…

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Thankful For You This Fall

When you’re looking for great card ideas, don’t forget to look at the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, where you’ll find samples like the Thankful For You card on page 140. Download the latest catalogs here. Change up the color scheme, add or remove stamps, and make it your own! For example, on this card, we changed the colors to Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Mango Melody for a fall color scheme, and used the Subtle embossing folder instead of the Pinewood Planks. This card works for Thanksgiving, but could also work any time of the year that you want someone…

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Sending Comforting Hugs

Sending Comforting Hugs and Healing Prayers When you need a sympathy card, emotions often make it difficult to create one. If you make a couple of these lovely floral cards now, you’ll have them on-hand when you need one. The Kindness & Compassion stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for sending comforting hugs and healing prayers. It also has great sentiments for thanking those who have comforted you during a personal loss. Here are all the supplies and instructions to create this card. SUPPLIES   All supplies listed are available at http://bit.ly/ShopWithCarol – just click the item number to…

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The Last Broadway Star Hooray – Part 2

Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin meets the 2018-2020 In Color Paper Stack

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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Dragonflies in a Jar Light Up Your Life

Capture some dragonflies (or fireflies) in a jar for someone who lights up your life! Card Base: Cut a sheet of Tranquil Tide card stock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ with your Stampin’ Trimmer for your card base and fold it in half. Layer 1: Cut a piece of Delightful Daisy DSP to 5-1/4″ x 4″ and layer it on the card base to get this beautiful background. Dragonflies: Use a few sprinkles of Yellow and Prussian Blue Brusho on a piece of watercolor or Shimmery White paper. Moisten the crystals to create a wash with a Stampin’ Spritzer or Aqua…

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