Friday, March 5, 2021

Stampin' Up! Wildly Happy Card

 Hi there!  So I have been realizing this week how much the weather is influencing my card making.  Tuesday and Wednesday were warm and sunny...I made cards using Stampin' Up!'s Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.  Today turned chilly, windy, cloudy and gray.  I ended up choosing Basic Gray as the main color on the card I made today.  Coincidence?  Maybe. 

Coincidence or not, I love how this sweet card turned out!  As I often do, I started creating today with a challenge from another blog.  This time, Sketch 410 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge inspired my layout.  

To attach the twine, put a Mini Glue Dot on either side of the back of the Blushing Bride cardstock.  Then cut two pieces of twine approx. 6-1/2" long and attach the ends to the glue dots on the back of the cardstock.  (You should be able to attach up to 3 pieces of twine to one glue dot)  

I used Stitched Rectangles Dies and Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out the sentiment and the animals.  Don't have these dies?  You can also cut them out with your Paper Trimmer. 

The inside of the card and the front of the envelope were stamped with the elephants.  I felt like they needed to be used somewhere!

Do you like these smaller slimline cards?  I love them!  Here's the envelopes I use when making cards this size.  I bought these at Target, but I'm sure you can pick up similar ones at most places that sell envelopes. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and have time to create something wonderful soon! 
Happy Stamping!

Basic Gray Card Base - 6-1/4" x 6-1/2", scored at 3-1/4"
Blushing Bride Card Front - 6" x 3"
Stitched Squares - approx. 1-5/8" x 1-5/8"
Sentiment - 2-1/4" x 7/8"  (There actually isn't a die this exact size.  I ran it halfway through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine, then adjust the die - to make it smaller- and ran it through again)

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Sunflower Thanks


I wasn't ready to put up the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set yet, so went ahead and used it for Challenge #649 by SketchSaturday!  I'm not sure if it's the sketch or stamp set that made this card so easy to put together, but I love both and the result!

When Stampin' Up!'s 2020-2022 In Colors were first released, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Misty Moonlight and was excited about Magenta Madness (I love the nameAND the bright color! lol).  However, I wasn't so sure about the other colors.  Now, I think that they are GREAT and use them all the time!  Isn't this Just Jade beautiful with the Cinnamon Cider?  

I used Watercolor Pencils to color this sunflower, then went over it with a Blender Pen.  I went over some areas pretty heavy with the Daffodil Delight pencil before blending the color out.  I  think it gave it great dimension! 

Again, I went with a simple strip of matching Designer Series Paper for the inside.  It's such a quick way to add a little something to the inside of the card without wasting a lot of space.  Plus,  it's a great way to use up some of those pretty scraps!

I hope you are inspired to create something wonderful with today's post!  
Happy Stamping! 

Cinnamon Cider Card Base - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
2020-2022 In Color DSP Card Front - 5-3/8" x 4-1/8"
Flowers for Every Season DSP- 2-3/4" x 3-1/2"
Basic White Strip - (I used Paper Snips to cut around the sentiment) approx. 3-1/2" x 5/8"

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sunflower Thinking of You


Sometimes certain stamp sets make me think of special people in my life.  This one always makes me think of my oldest daughter, and my sweet aunt.  My aunt had surgery this week, so of course I made her a card using this stamp set.  

The layout for this set was inspired by the crafters, and their sketch challenge PP530, at

I colored the flower using Blender Pens and Stampin' Pads.  I like to squeeze the Stampin' Pads before opening them so I can use the inside of the lid as a paint pallet.  Another option is to put just a drop of the ink refill in the lid or on an acrylic block.  

Here's a hot tip: when covering up a large part of DSP, cut out what will be covered so you can use it in another card!  I used the Stitched Rectangles die cuts to cut out the smaller two rectangles on this card.  I also used one to cut out the center of the Flowers for Every Season DSP under the woodgrain piece.  

I kept the inside simple, just added a strip of the same DSP from the front of the card.  I like to use as much of the Designer Series Paper as possible so it's not wasted. 

Hopefully this card will bring a smile to my aunt's face and let her know she is in my thoughts and prayers.  
Happy Stamping!

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Stampin' Up! Wildly Happy Card

 Hi there!  So I have been realizing this week how much the weather is influencing my card making.  Tuesday and Wednesday were warm and sunn...