Peekaboo Thank You Card

Quick and easy thank you card with Share What You Love paper

When you have beautiful paper, like the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!, this peekaboo Thank You Card is a snap to create! Simply cut a curve in your pretty paper with paper snips, separate the pieces and layer them on a card base. Next you’ll need a greeting and a couple of embellishments. Here I stamped Thank you in Grapefruit Grove ink, and used the Stitched Shapes dies to cut it out with the Big Shot. Because it’s so easy to make these cards, you’ll want to make a bunch to have on hand. This…

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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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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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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: Fold the So Saffron CS in half to create a card base. Emboss the Granny Apple Green CS with…

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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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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 Thinlits 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 framelits dies. Here are the details: Happy Holidays When you have beautiful paper, the rest of your…

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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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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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Always Here For You Encouragement Card

Always Here for You encouragement card with two ladybugs

When a family goes through tough times, this Always Here for You encouragement card is the perfect card to let them know that you’re thinking of them and supporting them. This sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set helps you create heartfelt cards, and also supports Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). How You and Stampin’ Up! Support the Ronald McDonald House Charities For each Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set purchased, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to RMHC. Each year they feature a new RMHC stamp set in the annual catalog. With your help, to date they have donated…

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Awesome Big Shot

What can you do with a Big Shot and why would you want one? You can fussy cutĀ stamped imagesĀ for your cards by hand, but the Big Shot makes die cutting and embossing very easy! Watch this video to see some examples of what it can do: Then grab your Big Shot, framelits, dies and embossing folders. Having the right tools can jump start your creative journey! If you would like to join the fun, check out all your options here.. Happy stamping!

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