Hi friends! Today I have two cards for you, again, like last week. A simple and avid or stepped-up version. I love Stampin’ Up & all the coordinating products. But sometimes you need just a simple card that packs a punch. Below is a picture of both cards, side by side.
The simple & avid cards both use the same sketch, stamps and colors.
For the simple card, the first layer is a Basic Black 4” x 5.25”. On top of that is a piece of Basic White 3.75” x 4.25”. I stamped in Granny Apple Green the large leaf from the “Hello Ladybug” stamp set.
A 1.5” x 5.25” strip of Daffodil Delight DSP from Sale-a-bration was adhered directly to the black and white cardstock. A sweet sentiment “It’s a good day!” from the stamp set was inked Real Red ink & stamped on Basic White.
I stamped the wing dots in black Momento & punched them out using the new Ladybug Builder punch. Then I punched the Ladybug body out of Basic Black.
The avid card follows the above except the DSP was cut down so a Real Red panel could be added below it & popped up with dimensionals. I used the gorgeous Black & White Gingham ribbon that carried over from the past July -December Mini catalog.
For the sentiment, I pulled a little trick using our double oval punch. I stamped my sentiment on a 0.25” strip of Basic White. You can see in the picture below how I centered the strip & then punched to get the rounded ends.
I added Black Matte dots from our Annual catalog on the sentiment & the ladybug, like eyes. Last I changed the card base from Basic White to Granny Apple Green.
I hope you like these cards! Have a great day! Marilyn (aka MJ)
Hi friends! Today’s card features products from the new January-July mini catalog.
The embossed open heart was created using the “Love & Happiness” bundle. I mounted the open heart on a panel of Highland Heather & then stamped the sentiment in Real Red in the middle. If you look close you can see the beautiful detail of the embossing.
The DSP is called “Sweet Talk”; it has some great Valentine colors- Real Red, Petal Pink, Highland Heather, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green & Balmy Blue.
The sentiment is also from the “Love & Happiness” bundle; there are 15 sentiments in total including anniversary, wedding, engagement & love.
I hope you have a chance to look at the new catalog. It has some marvelous products & something is bound to strike your fancy. Let me know if you’d like a catalog.
Have a great day! Marilyn (aka MJ)
Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
Stamps: Love & Happiness
Paper: Blushing Bride, Real Red, Highland Heather; DSP- Sweet Talk
Hi friends! I hope your holidays were as wonderful as mine. Today I have a sneak peek of upcoming products from the SAB (Sale-a-Bration) catalog.
Isn’t that car image fun?! I stamped it on a 2.5” x 2.5” of Basic White & mounted it on a 2.75 x 2.75 piece of Bumbebee card stock. I colored it by scribbling my markers on a silicone mat & picking up the color with blender pen. This technique allows for good control of the color intensity; it’s a great way to add color lightly. The car image from a stamp set called “Driving By”. It’s yours free with a $50 purchase during SAB.
The DSP is also a Sale-a-bration special; also free with a different $50 purchase. It’s called “Marbleous”. It’s so versatile with lots of great colors. I cut 0.75 x 5” strips in Bumblebee, Coastal Cabana & Misty Moonlight. And then mounted them side by side on a piece of 3.75” x 5” Misty Moonlight.
“Fan” Baker’s Twine in Night of Navy from the new January-July Occasions min catalog was wrapped around the Misty Moonlight panel & tied in a knot with a small piece of Bumblebee gingham ribbon.
Lastly the birthday sentiment was stamped on Bumblebee.
Yesterday evening my church friends from our Ladies Bible Study met for a holiday dinner celebration. I wanted a little something even though we weren’t exchanging gifts. So I got Godiva Chocolate bars from the Dollar store & decorated them.
I had quite a bit of the now retired Penguin Playmates DSP from the last Sale-a-bration. So I used the fun colors in stripes and dots to wrap the candy. BTW, we’ll have another Sale-a-bration coming in January. I think you’ll be very happy with the free-bees.
The tags were made using Giving Gifts dies (part of the Time of Giving bundle) which will be retiring at the end of the month. It’s a very versatile set as you have pumpkins, ornaments, snowflakes & Santa’s sleigh tags plus seven coordinating dies.
Using Fresh Freesia card-stock, I die cut the Santa’s sleigh & backed it with Just Jade to coordinate with the paper. The word “Joy” was from the Merriest Moments stamp set was stamped in Misty Moonlight. That set & bundle will be returning next year but not until the July-December 2022 mini catalog. Now’s a good time to secure it so you can start your cards early for next year.
I used Fresh Freesia Open Weave ribbon & the Misty Moonlight twine from the Flowers for Every Season pack as tag ties. Below is a picture of many of the decorated chocolate bars. I sure hope they enjoy the special wrapping & the candy!
Supplies: All Stampin’Up
Paper: Fresh Freesia, Just Jade, Penguin Playmates DSP (retired)
Ink: Misty Moonlight
Stamps: Merriest Moments
Dies: Giving Gifts
Ribbon: Fresh Freesia Open Weave, Misty Moonlight twine (from the Flowers for Every Season trio pack)
Have a great Tuesday! Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)
Hi Friends! My card today is showcasing items that are on the Last Chance list.
I love DSP & this paper may not have hit your radar as it is the flip side of one of the Sweet Stockings critter papers. But I love this side- so fresh & fun! Many of the Designer Series Papers from the July- December catalog are on the last chance list.
I love these colors together- Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive & Pool Party. The Cherry Cobbler & Gold ribbon & the Wonderful Gems will be retiring soon too.
Supplies: All Stampin Up
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Pool Party, Sweet Stockings DSP (retiring soon)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Christmas to Remember
Punches: Symmetrical Stems Border, Everyday Label, Label Me Fancy
Happy Friday, friends! I’m sorry I missed you on Wednesday; I had a head cold which really dragged me down. Thank goodness it wasn’t COVID or Flu! And with the Thanksgiving holiday, I just didn’t get a card & post done for you. My apologizes.
Speaking of the holiday, I hope all my American friends had a great Thanksgiving. Here, it was just a small group of four even though My Mister bought & roasted a 26 pounder. Yikes! I need a great skinny turkey tetrazzini recipe. Please help!
I had so much fun making this card and a stack of 9 others just like it, but they are very detailed, so not exactly quick. I wanted to make some special cards that had a feminine feel. Center stage is our Wonderful Snowflakes from our July- December mini-catalog. They are stunning IRL (in real life) & pair perfectly with the Whimsy & Wonder DSP. I just wish my picture could capture the shimmer.
I embossed a piece of Marvelous Magenta card stock with our Wintery 3D embossing folder (EF); one folder is snowflakes (shown here) & the other is pine boughs. These folders are 3-3/8″ wide so you can emboss just part of your paper. (& fits in the mini Stampin’ cut & emboss machine).
Next I lightly sponged some white craft ink over the snowflakes to bring out the pattern. Then I heat embossed my sentiment with silver embossing powder on the lower 1″ of non-dry embossed area. In STL, we are a high humidity area, which can sometimes make heat embossing a challenge- the powder sticks to anything moist. So, I always use my Embossing Buddy & even put some on my fingertips. I have a fine dry paintbrush & also use the putty end of my Take Your Pick tool to remove excess powder. Below is a close-up of the front panel.
I tied silver elegant trim around the front panel twice where the folder embossing and non-embossing area meet & tied a knot. A piece of 1/4″ strip of Silver Foil Specialty DSP demarcates the division of the DSP and Marvelous Magenta embossed card stock.
Thanks for stopping! Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)
Hi friends! Back in October, on this post, I shared that I was making cards as a gift sets. I have a few more peachy cards for you.
For these cards, I created a One-Sheet Wonder (OSW) so I could make a variety of cards with a single sheet of 12 x 12 DSP. When I have such beautiful DSP as this Sweet as a Peach paper, I like to let it take center stage. Image stamping and die cutting make gorgeous cards, but there’s no need to feel obligated when the DSP, a sentiment & a few embellishments also make beautiful cards.
There are three sizes of cut DSP. My October cards were sized at 3.75” X 5” (or “Card 1”) so I won’t repeat those cards.
Below are two cards using “Card 2”, the 3” X 5” size. You could easily flip the orientation. Add ribbon & embellishments to complete the card.
Below are cards made using “Card 3”, the 4” X 4” size.
For variety, you can flip the orientation of the card base. I also mixed up the sentiments, added extra card stock & DSP, and coordinating embellishments and ribbon and twine. The cards will be different but set will still be cohesive.
I hope you have a chance to try my one sheet wonder. See you again on Wednesday . Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)
I have an easy to duplicate card for you today. One sheet of DSP will make 9 identical cards!
The minute I saw the “Painted Christmas” suite & DSP (page 16-19 July-December catalog- aka the “mini catalog”), I knew it would serve as my “go to” for this year’s holiday cards. I LOVE the colors especially our newer Evening Evergreen & Soft Succulent in-Colors.
Start with a sheet of 12×12 DSP & cut into 4” squares. To add a little texture, I embossed with the Tasteful Textures Embossing folder. Then I chose matching card stock, ink & ribbon. Here I used Evening Evergreen.
Next, adhere the DSP to an Evening Evergreen card base & add a 1/4” strip of metallic paper such as the “Brushed Metallic” or “Silver Foil” paper. Here I used the now recently retired Sale-a-bration “Be Dazzling” Specialty paper. [sorry- I couldn’t resist using a retired product… it’s just so pretty! I hope you got some].
I stamped my sentiment from “A Christmas to Remember” stamp set & die cut using the “ Seasonal Labels” dies. I left room at the top to add ribbon which was tied in a knot. I used about 6” for each bow. For 9 cards that’s just 4.5 feet. You’ll still have lots of ribbon left for other projects.
Because I’m using dark card stock , I needed to add an inside panel for sentiment & a personal note. I used Basic White & used another sentiment stamp from “ A Christmas to Remember” set. I added a couple of evergreen sprigs from the “Christmas Season” stamp set. And POW, nine cards done in a flash!
Using this 4” x 4” piece of DSP is a fairly standard sketch that you can use over & over; flip it sideways or put the paper at the top. You can add a layer or two but it won’t be quite as quick but certainly makes a bigger impact.
Change up & mix the colors of the card stock, inks & accessories & you’ve got a much different card! Add some coordinating jewels or gems for more sparkle. This is one of the things I love about Stampin’ Up – the color coordination! Here’s one last view.
Join me again this Wednesday for a fun Inking Royalty blog hop. I’m honored to participate with some of the most talented stampers! I can’t wait to see their creations!!
Today I’m sharing a masculine birthday card. I love this Beauty of the Earth DSP. So much so, that I didn’t want to cover it up.
So I chose Mary Fish’s Stampin Pretty sketch #34. It’s really very versatile. She has an entire sketchbook that’s filled with great ideas.
I cut the DSP at 5 x 3.75 & mounted on a piece of 5.25 x 4 Merry Merlot cardstock. I wrapped a piece of Early Espresso Faux Suede ribbon around the DSP panel.
My sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays set is stamped in Merry Merlot & cut it using the Stitched Rectangle dies. The diecut sentiment was then mounted on a Merry Merlot diecut from the Tasteful Labels dies.
The sentiment was mounted on the DSP panel which was mounted on a Cinnamon Cider cardbase.
I ended up cutting the entire sheet which made 7 more DSP pieces (total of 8). I’ll duplicate this card & add the extras to my stash.
Happy Stamping! Have a great weekend & I’ll see you again on Monday.
Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Cinnamon Cider, Merry Merlot, Basic White