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Timeless Tropical Masculine Card

We always need masculine cards and here is an easy layered card featuring the Timeless Tropical stamp set. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the You Are Amazing stamp set in the 2021 Jan-June mini catalog and I love it because its different and funky–perfect for a masculine card. This card also features the blending technique using our blending brushes to create the gradient colors for the sun.

Timeless Tropical

Measurements:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side, (1) 4″ x 5.25″, piece for label
Basic Black card stock: 3.5″ x 4.75″
Pool Party card stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
So Saffron card stock: piece for 2″ circle
Thick Basic White card stock: piece for palm trees

Directions:

Cut all the card stock. There are 2 embossed layers on this card. Emboss the 4″ x 5.25″ Crumb Cake card stock with the Subtles embossing folder. The Pool Party card stock is embossed with the Greenery embossing folder. To create the sun, punch out a circle using the 2″ circle punch then use your blending brush dipped into the Pumpkin Pie ink pad and then apply ink to sun in a circular motion. The more times you ink the darker the color. Such a pretty effect!

I used the Stamparatus on this project for the palm tree. It was easy to create a template for the palm tree. Just die cut a palm tree from a spare piece of thick basic white cardstock and place on Stamparatus base (this is your template). Take the palm tree stamp (with label facing up) and line it up so it is centered into the template then drop the plate of the Stamparatus onto the stamp. Now you’re ready to stamp. Put the palm tree die cut into the template, ink the palm tree stamp, and you’re ready to stamp the image onto the die cut. This technique is so useful for making sure your image is lined up perfectly on the die cut. Once your image is stamped, color in with the Old Olive dark blends pen and the Crumb Cake dark blends pen.

Timeless Tropical

For the sentiment, stamp on Crumb Cake card stock and then line up your die so the words are centered inside the die or use the Stamparatus and template technique that was used above for the palm tree, whichever you find easiest! The reason I used the Stamparatus for the sentiment is so that it would be centered but also, since it is a bold image, I could stamp multiple times to make sure the image was a nice deep black.

Assembly:

Now you’re ready to begin to assemble your card. Layer the embossed Crumb Cake onto the card base and then center and adhere the black cardstock on top. Next center and adhere the Pool Party onto the black. Arrange your 3 focal pieces how you would like on your card. I layered the palm trees on top of the sun and adhered the label using dimensionals. A couple of matte black dots to the label finishes this card.

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Art Gallery Simple Fold Card

The Art Gallery bundle is one of my favorites because it of it’s modern watercolor look. The 2-step stamping for the flowers allows you to combine so many colors together–Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade is one of my favorites. Today’s card is a simple layout with beautiful results. Read on to learn how to make this card.

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Measurements:

Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP): 1″ x 5.25″
Calypso Coral card stock: piece for 3 1/8″ scallop; 5.5″ x 7.5″ scored at 4.25″ along the 7.5″ side
Basic White card stock: piece for 2 5/8″ circle, (2) 3 x 5.25″, 3.5 x 3/4″ for sentiment
Mossy Meadow trim: 8″

Directions:

When starting a project, I usually like to start my project by cutting the card stock, then die cutting and stamping all the parts and pieces. You will want to emboss one of the 3 x 5.25″ white pieces using the Painted Textures embossing folder for the front of the card. Die cut the outer scalloped circle and inner white circle. Next, begin to stamp your images. A tip for making sure your sentiment is straight: I like to stamp first and then line up my label die so the sentiment is centered and straight inside the die. The sentiment was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink.

To make the flower, stamp the base image in Flirty Flamingo and then stamp the second flower image over the first using Poppy Parade ink. Stamp the leaves using Mossy Meadow ink. On the second piece of 3″ x 5.25″ white cardstock for the inside, stamp the small flower image in Flirty Flamingo and then the little flower on top with Poppy Parade. I love this accent image!

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Now you are ready to assemble the card. First, adhere the embossed white cardstock to the front of the card, centering it on the front flap. Next, adhere the circle flower image to the scalloped circle and apply to the front of the card using dimensionals, ensuring your dimensionals are not on the far right of the circle where it is off the front flap. Place the sentiment onto the front of the card using mini dimensionals. Add bow to the flower.

For the inside of the card, adhere the 1″ x 5.25″ piece of DSP to the right inside of the card so that it is evenly spaced on 3 edges. Line up and adhere the white piece of cardstock next to the DSP.

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Art Gallery Bundle Thinking of You Card

Make this pretty card using the Art Gallery Bundle. The flowers from this set are modern with a watercolor look–I love them! It was my first card created with the yearning for spring, which hit me at the beginning of February. I made it into a Thinking of You card, because then I can use it for almost any occasion I need. It would make a nice birthday card with a birthday sentiment inside. I also love this easy layout –it’s a layout that shows off the bordered layer look and has clean lines with lots of contrasting color.

Stampinup Art Gallery Bundle

This card is my go-to layout because it is easy to layer papers and get such a clean look with multiple colors. First layer the inside of the card, then on the flap and then the squares. Once the squares have been layered, then I stamped the floral image in Mossy Meadow and die cut. I then stamped another floral image in Flirty Flamingo and then stamped the small flower over the flowers in Poppy Parade. After die cutting this floral, I layered it on top of the Mossy Meadow image with dimensionals and layered on the front of the square. Then I adhered the top part of the square to the card front. The sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and die cut with the label from the die set. Lastly, the bow was added to finish the card.

Measurements for Art Gallery Bundle:

Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: 4.25″ x 7 3/4″, scored at 5.5″ along the 7 3/4″ side; (1) 3.25″ x 3.25″
Basic Black Cardstock: (1) 4″ x 5.25″; (1) 3″ x 3″
Basic White Cardstock: (1) 3.75″ x 5″, (1) 2.75″ x 2.75″; piece for 2 floral diecuts, piece for sentiment
Fine Art Floral DSP: 2″ x 4″
Gray Granite 1/4″ Ribbon: 8″

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Art Gallery Z-Fold Layer Card

Here is a festive Art Gallery Z-fold Layer card that has a different take on the traditional z-fold. I used the Art Gallery Stamp Set and coordinating dies and the Field and Flowers Designer Paper, which is one of the free Sale-a-Bration picks with a $50 purchase.

Measurements:

  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock
    • 4-1/4” x 9-3/4” scored parallel to short side at 3-1/4″ and 6-1/2”
    • 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Basic White Cardstock
    • Two pieces that are 3″ x 4″
    • Scrap for die-cutting sentiment piece, flower and stem die cut
  • Basic Black
    • 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Fields and Flowers Designer Paper
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″

Directions:

  • Fold the Misty Moonlight layer at the scores to form a z-fold layer. 
  • Add the white layer to the front and inside of the z-fold.
  • Attach the smaller designer paper layer to the front white layer.
  • Attach the larger designer paper layer to the large black layer. Center and adhere the z-fold layer.
  • Ink up the “Thinking of You” sentiment with black Memento ink on the scrap white piece and die cut it.
  • Stamp the flower in Misty Moonlight and the leaves in Shaded Spruce and die cut both.
  • Adhere the flower, stem and sentiment to card front using dimensionals.

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Sweet Ice Cream Faker Shaker

The Sweet Ice Cream Faker Shaker card is perfect for creating a festive card for the lucky birthday person. It’s pretty easy once you know how. Learn how to impress your recipient with this fun and festive interactive card!

Measurements:

Blackberry Bliss card stock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side, 2.5″ x 2.5″ for scalloped circle
Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4″ x 5.25″; punch ice cream scoop and cone from the DSP
Basic White card stock: 4″ x 5.25″, 2.25″ x 2.25″ for circle
Metallic Edge Ribbon: 25″

Sweet Ice Cream

To make this card, I placed the DSP with the side I wanted facing on the outside of the card facing the envelope flap, and put it in the 5 3/4″ x 4 3/8″ clear envelope. Then I folded the envelope toward the back along the 5.25″ inch side of the cardstock, as close to the cardstock as possible. Apply scotch tape along the fold to hold it in place from edge to edge (see Figure 1)

Sweet Ice Cream
Figure 1: Tape along fold from edge to edge.

Then I added about 5 pinches of my favorite sequins to the envelope front (the side with the pattern to face the front of the card). Then I took off the seal for the envelop and closed the envelope tight against the cardstock.

Sweet Ice Cream
Figure 2: Add 5 pinches of sequins

Next I wrapped the ribbon around the envelope and tied a bow to the right hand side of the card. Next I used Tear & Tape on the the back of the envelope and adhered to the front of the cardstock. Next I adhered with dimensionals the sentiment on the Basic White circle to the front of the card with a coordinating scalloped circle, leaving room to the left to add the punched ice cream cone. I added a few of the ice cream corner sprinkles to the front of white circle. Then the front is done and ohh so festive!

All that remains is the inside of the card. The stamp set provides so many fun stamps to decorate with. Here I used just the ice cream scoop and the cone, however the stamp set offers so much more. The stamp set has sprinkles, melted ice cream accents, popsicles and adorable coordinating sentiments. “You melt My Heart” is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy this stamp set as much as I do!

Sweet Ice Cream

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Always in My Heart Card

This Always in My Heart card using the Always in My Heart bundle is so pretty with such little work! If you have to make a quick and easy card this may be your go to design. There are so many ways to use the this suite and bundle–be sure to watch my YouTube video which will be posted on 2/24/21 to get all the details on the different ways you can use this suite of products.

The floral die in the set does all the work on this card. I have found that even though the die is detailed, it cuts so easily and comes out of the die without any ripping and no need for a precision plate. Did you notice that it also makes marks in the leaves so that they look 3D? Just think of all the color combinations and paper types you can use with this die, and your possibilities become endless. Read on to see how easy this card is to create.

Measurements:

Petal Pink card stock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ on the 8.5″ side, (1) 4″ x 5.25″
Basic White card stock: 2.5″ x 2.5″ for heart
Basic Gray card stock: 4″ x 4.5″ for floral

Directions:

After die cutting the floral heart in Gray Granite, I used the die again to cut only a heart in Basic White card stock. I stamped the ‘You had me at Hello” heart stamp in Blushing Bride ink onto the white heart. (Remember this is where you can change the card to any occasion you want just by changing the sentiment in on the center heart!) After running the 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Petal Pink cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine using the Painted Texture embossing folder, the card is ready to be assembled.

Always Love You

I used dimensionals to layer the embossed piece of Petal Pink card stock onto the card base. I then adhered the Basic Gray floral heart to the front of the card. I applied adhesive only to the bunches of leaves and not every surface of the die, as that it’s not needed and it gives more depth to the die to have some of the pieces floating. Next, I applied the stamped white heart to the center of the floral die cut using dimenstionals. Then I added different sizes of the champagne rhinestones to give the card some sparkle.

Stamping the inside of the card adds a nice touch to the card. In this example, I used the flower stamp from Forever and Always stamp set to give some decoration to the inside using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Always Love You
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Love You Always Treat Box

It’s getting close to Valentines Day and time to get treats ready for your loved! The Love You Always Treat box makes giving treats easy. The box is easy to assemble and easy to decorate. Learn how to make this treat box and be ready to send your love.

Love You Always Treat Box
Love You Always Treat Box

Measurements:

True Love Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 1/8″ x 8 7/8″, scored at 1/4″, 1 13/16″, 4 5/8″, and 6 1/4″
Blushing Bride card stock: 2″ x 3 3/4″, cut 1/2″ on 2″ side to form banner
Basic Black card stock: piece for sentiment
Love You Always Foil sheets: piece for Love die cut

Directions for Love You Always Treat Box:

Assemble the box.
Wrap the True Love DSP around the sleeve cover, aligning the scored lines with the corner seams of the box and adhere with Tear & Tape.
On the 2″ side of the Blushing Bride card stock, cut a 1/2″ line along the center (1″ ). Next, cut from each corner of the Blushing Bride cardstock to the upper part of the cut to form the banner.
Die cut the Love word from Rocco Rose foil and the Love outline out of vellum. Adhere the foil Love die cut on top the vellum outline love die. Adhere the Love to the the banner and stamp the hearts in Blushing Bride ink around the sentiment.
Adhere the banner to the box with adhesive.
Die cut the small banner take from Basic Black card stock. Emboss the “you” on the black banner with white embossing powder and adhere to box banner with mini dimensionals.
Wrap the ribbon around the box sleeve and attach a Heart Charm while tying the bow. Hold bow in place with a glue dot.
Fill with treats!

Love you Always Treat Box
Love You Always Treat Box

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A Touch of Ink Spotlight Technique

This card uses A Touch of Ink stamp set and the Spotlight technique. A Touch of Ink is a Sale-A-Bration set you can get for free with a $50 purchase through February 2021. It is one of my favorite because of the two step stamping feature, dist-Ink-tive images, and the stamp set itself–butterflies and hummingbirds with flowers are high on my list in creating cards for others. Two-step stamping in this case is when you stamp the first image, which is an outline image, and then there is second stamp that will color in the outline image. Read on to see how easy it is to create this card!

Measurements:

Blackberry Bliss card stock: 4.25″ x 11″, scored on the 11″ side at 5.5″, 2.75″ x 3.75″ for scalloped oval
Very Vanilla card stock: (2) 4″ x 5.25″, (1) 2.5″ x 3.5″ for oval die cut

Directions for A Touch of Ink card:

The first step is to stamp the outline images on the 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock. This card is oriented in portrait mode, where the 4″ side will be top and bottom and the sides will be the 5.25″ side. Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink the flowers on the left hand side and primarily centered in the vertical middle. Add the hummingbird such that the tail is 1/4″ from the right edge and the beak is inside the flowers. Also stamp the sentiment.

A Touch of Ink

Using Blackberry Bliss ink, ink the flower second stamp and stamp inside the outline image of the flowers to add the color. Note: The stamp to add color is not an exact match to the outline stamp and this helps to provide a soft water color look. The hummingbird is stamped in Old Olive ink. The Blackberry Bliss blend pen was used to add color to the hummingbird. Add speckles randomly with the speckle stamp in the set in Old Olive ink around the flowers.

A Touch of Ink

Die cut an oval out of the Very Vanilla cardstock, to include the sentiment and a majority of the hummingbird.

A Touch of Ink

Layer the Hummingbird oval onto the Blackberry Bliss scalloped oval. Adhere the blackberry bliss ribbon to the lower front of the Very Vanilla cardstock. Next, adhere the 4″ x 5.25″ Very Vanilla card stock onto the front of the Blackberry Bliss card front. Adhere the hummingbird oval onto the front of the card with dimensionals, lining up the images to the front of the Very Vanilla base. Add Wink of Stella to the hummingbird for an added sparkle!

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Snowman Season Slim Line Card

Learn how to make this cute Snowman Season Slim Line Card.. The slim line card fold is so enjoyable because there is more card space for stamped images! Give it a try!

Measurements:

Thick Whisper White cardstock: 7″ x 9.25″, scored at 3.5″ along the 7″ side
Real Red cardstock: 3.25″ x 9″, 3″x3″ for scalloped circle, piece for snowman hat
Pool Party cardstock: 3″ x 8.75″
Whisper White cardstock: for snowman, 3/4″ x 3.5″ for sentiment
White glitter paper: 2″ x 7.25″
Early Espresso: pieces for snowman arms

Directions for Seasonal Snowman Slim Line card:

  • Layer the Pool Party cardstock on top of the Real Red cardstock. Die cut a 2.5″ circle on the right hand side of the 2 layers. Emboss the Pool Party later with the snowflake embossing fold.
  • Adhere the Pool Party cardstock onto the Real Red layer and then adhere this to the front of the thick white card base.
  • Stamp the snowman in the center of the circle with Memento Ink. Outline the snowman with the light Pool Party Blend & snowballs to give a 3D effect.
  • Die cut a 2.5″ circle and the outline scallop at the same time on the 3″x3″ piece of Real Red Cardstock. Adhere over the circle on front of card.
  • Die cut a hill and trees from white glitter paper and adhere to card front.
  • Stamp snowman on whisper white paper with Memento ink. Punch out the 2 arms from Early Espresso Paper. Stamp the hat on Real Red cardstock and punch out with snowman builder punch. Assemble snowman on card front and adhere to card with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment in Real Red ink on whisper white cardstock and punch ends with banner punch. Adhere to card front.

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Merry Moose Pine Tree Card

This Merry Moose Pine Tree card has the feel of the northwoods–perfect for those who love the forest! Reminds me of the Minnesota Northwoods! It was so much fun to put together. Inspiration for this card came from Erica Cerwin…

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Measurements:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored along the 8.5″ side at 4.25″
Whisper White cardstock: 4″x5.25″, small piece for sentiment
Shimmery White cardstock: 5.25 x 2″
In Good Taste DSP: piece for 2 pine trees
Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP: piece for 1 tree
Cherry Cobbler cardstock: piece for 1 pine tree, small piece for the scarf
Crumb Cake cardstock: for the moose
Linen Thread: 16″

Directions for Merry Moose Pine Tree Card:

  • Die cut 2 of the pine trees from 2 different patterns in the In Good Taste DSP, die cut 1 small pine tree from the brown houndstooth pattern from Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP.
  • Use the buffalo checked background stamp with Memento Black ink to stamp onto Cherry Cobbler card stock. Die cut one pine tree from this pattern.
  • Use the hill die from the Pines dies to cut a curve from the Shimmery White paper so that the hill is higher on the left than the right. Stamp footprints on the left hand side of the hill onto the Shimmery White paper with Memento Black ink.
  • Stamp the moose on Crumb Cake in Early Espresso ink and punch out with Moose punch.
  • Stamp the card front sentiment on whisper white in Early Espresso ink and punch out with the classic label punch.
  • Stamp the moose scarf on Cherry Cobbler card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink and fussy cut.
  • Stamp inside the card base with sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and the raccoon in Memento Ink.
  • Emboss the 4″x5.25″ white card stock with the Woodlands embossing folder. Layer onto the card base with dimensionals.
  • Adhere the trees on the front of the card using dimensionals placed down the center of each tree.
  • Wrap the linen thread around the snow hill and make a bow in the front on the left hand side of the snow hill.
  • Place dimensionals on the back of the snow hill (2 on each end, straddling the linen thread to hold it in place). Make sure the linen thread is underneath the footprints on the snow hill.
  • Place moose on the front of the snow hill with 2 dimensionals (on its body.)
  • Adhere the sentiment with 2 mini dimensionals or regular dimensionals cut in 1/2.
  • Color in the raccoon with Stampin’ Up Blends (smoky slate, cherry cobbler, crumb cake)
Merry Moose

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