Penguin Playmates Day 7

Penguin Playmates Day 7 features two Christmas card designs using 4″ triangles of Penguin Playmates paper. Cut a 4″ square diagonally, leaving a gap you can fill with a variety of elements to make your card stand out! On Day 1 of the series there’s information on how to get the Penguin Playmates paper during Sale-a-Bration, which ends September 30. You’ll want to check out the 4 card designs there too! Time is running out to get your free paper! Day 2: explore 4 ways to use a 5″ x 3″ piece of Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  For Day 3: create a Christmas…

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Penguin Playmates Day 6

Penguin Playmates Day 6 features two Christmas card designs using six 1″ squares of Penguin Playmates paper. Additionally, there are two different designs for everyday occasions. All of these cards are great ways to use your small paper scraps! On Day 1 of the series there’s information on how to get the Penguin Playmates paper during Sale-a-Bration, which ends September 30. You’ll want to check out the 4 card designs there too! Day 2: explore 4 ways to use a 5″ x 3″ piece of Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  For Day 3: create a Christmas and birthday card with small strips of Penguin…

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Penguin Playmates Day 5

Penguin Playmates Day 5 has two playful card designs using 3″ squares of Penguin Playmates paper. Both of them have an embossed layer for a little extra texture. But they could easily be simplified by substituting plain cardstock. On Day 1 of the series there’s information on how to get the Penguin Playmates paper during Sale-a-Bration, which ends September 30. You’ll want to check out the 4 card designs there too! Day 2: explore 4 ways to use a 5″ x 3″ piece of Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  For Day 3: create a Christmas and birthday card with small strips of Penguin…

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Penguin Playmates Day 4

Penguin Playmates Day 4 features four card designs using 4″ squares of Penguin Playmates paper. Two are horizontal layouts, one is vertical, and the final one is a fun-fold card! On Day 1 of the series you’ll find information on how to get the Penguin Playmates paper during Sale-a-Bration, which ends September 30. You’ll want to check out the 4 card designs there as well! On Day 2, explore 4 ways to use a 5″ x 3″ piece of Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper. While two designs use a horizontal layout, two have a vertical layout. For Day 3 we shared a Christmas…

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Penguin Playmates Day 2

Penguin Playmates Day 2 features four more card designs using cute Penguin paper: three Christmas cards and one Birthday card. Most Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers are double-sided, and usually one side has patterns that can be used for many non-holiday occasions. So one of the striped patterns was perfect for birthday wishes. On Day 1 of the series you’ll find information on how to get the Penguin Playmates paper during Sale-a-Bration. You’ll want to check out the 4 card designs there as well! On Day 2, explore 4 ways to use a 5″ x 3″ piece of Penguin Playmates…

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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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‘Tis the Season for Dashing Deer

Dashing Deer Christmas Card

‘Tis the Season for Dashing Deer! Have you seen many deer in your neighborhood lately? While I haven’t spotted any in my yard recently, I’ve seen evidence that they’ve been around! Whether you’ve seen them or not, deer are always a great addition to your holiday cards. So today I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring two stamp sets from the Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog: Dashing Deer on page 71 and Itty Bitty Greetings on page 30. If you don’t have a catalog handy, here are the stamp sets we’ll be using: Dashing Deer stamp set Itty Bitty Greetings stamp…

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This Dancing Piggy Makes Me Happy!

This Little Piggy card with sentiment You Make Me Happy

Does the image of a dancing piggy carrying a flower make you happy? If it does, you’ll love the card we have for you today! It features one of the cute little pigs from the This Little Piggy stamp set by Stampin’ Up! Here are all of the adorable little piggies in the stamp set, the little clouds shown on this card, and some great sentiments! There are 9 stamps in the set, but you can cut the greetings from the images, so that you can combine them with other sets. This Dancing Piggy Makes Me Happy Card When designing…

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Four Fable Friends Celebrate Easter

Easter card featuring the Fable Friends mother duck, followed by her three babies.

Today, Fable Friends are celebrating Easter on these four spring cards! Choose your favorite pretty paper from your stash, then add the characters from Fable Friends to create all your Easter cards! Here’s some inspiration to get your creativity started. I chose the little duck family for 2 cards, the darling bunny for another one, and the cheery squirrel for the last card. Fable Friends Ducks This mother duck is out for a stroll with her three darling babies. They’re all dressed in their matching Easter outfits! I paper-pieced mom’s jacket, while the baby jackets and hats are colored with…

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Boating with Swirly Bird and Man’s Best Friend

All the Deets Do you ever sit down in your craft room and realize that you really need to clean and organize if before you can even begin your current project? That’s how this card-making adventure began – with the stuff on my desk, AND THERE WAS A LOT OF STUFF! So I created a whimsical card for you with the Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles framelits. It all started with the background paper. The pack of Stampin’ Up! Naturally Eclectic paper was staring at me from the pile. As I looked at it, it seemed like…

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Hugs to You

Bear Hugs This Christmas

Today’s card is one we made at card class last week and features the Stampin’ Up! Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the baby bear from the Fa-La-La-La Friends stamp set. Isn’t he cute in his Christmas pajamas?
Photo of Baby Bear Christmas card with Stampin' Up! Presents & Pinecones paper & Fa-La-La-La Friends stamps

Details:

Card Base: Mint Macaron card stock, cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and folded in half

DSP: 2 pieces of Presents & Pinecones paper:

  1. Cut one piece 3″ x 4″.
  2. Cut the second piece 2″ x 3″.
Oval: Emerald Envy card stock, die cut with the 2-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ oval from the Layering Ovals framelits.
Sentiment: Use a 1/2″ wide scrap of Whisper White card stock, long enough to stamp the sentiment, ~4″.
  1. Stamp the Bear Hugs greeting from the Fa-La-La-La Friends stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on the white scrap.
  2. Trim the length of the sentiment so there’s equal white space on each end.
  3. Sponge the edges of the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink and a sponge dauber.
Bear: 
  1. Stamp the bear from Fa-La-La-La Friends in Mint Macaron ink on another scrap of Whisper White card stock.
  2. Die cut the bear with the Big Shot and the Bear Hugs framelits.
  3. Color the bear with Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write markers, or other colors, as desired. NOTE: There are several sets of just two markers available in the Holiday catalog: Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, Real Red and Crumb Cake, or Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie, and they’re also available in color family sets, like the Brights.
  4. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the bear to the Emerald Envy scalloped oval.
Embellishments: Add a Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes Heart to the bear’s pjs.

Assembly:

  1. Adhere the pretty designer paper to the card base, with the smaller rectangle in the upper right corner and the larger rectangle in the lower left corner.
  2. Add the sentiment across the two layers of pretty paper.
  3. Use Snail or other adhesive to attach the scalloped oval with the attached bear to the larger rectangle.
Grab yourself a treat and congratulate yourself for adding one more card to your Christmas stash!
 

 

Merry Christmouse

Merry Mouse on Candy Cane Lane

Today I have another card featuring the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper along with a cute mouse from the Merry Mice stamp set in the 2016 Holiday catalog. It was lots of fun coloring this little guy with the Stampin’ Write markers!

BONUS:  The Merry Mice stamp set is on sale this month!

photo of a Christmas card featuring the Merry Mice stamp set and Candy Cane Lane paper from Stampin' Up!

Recipe:

Card Base: Crumb Cake card stock, 8-1/2″ by 5-1/2″, folded in half to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card
Peppermint Layer: Candy Cane Lane DSP, cut to 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Large Square: Early Espresso card stock, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ square
Smaller Square: Very Vanilla card stock, 3″ x 3″

Assembly:

  1. Stamp the mouse from the Merry Mice stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, close to the top of the 3″ square. Stamp the greeting from the same set in Real Red ink, centered below the mouse.
  2. Color as desired – here are the Stampin’ Write marker colors we used:
    • Ornament – Real Red and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write markers.
    • Mouse’s shirt – Soft Sky Stampin’ Write marker
    • Mouse’s pants – Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write marker
    • Mouse’s nose – Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write marker. You could also color the inside of the ears if desired.
    • Tree branches – Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write marker.
  3. Add a Gold Metallic Enamel Shape over the star on the mouse’s tail.
  4. Layer the peppermint DSP about 1/2″ from the left side of the Crumb Cake card base, then layer your square on top.
There you go! A few pieces of paper, some ink, markers and adhesive, and you’ve got a cute card ready to put in the mail!