Build a Birthday, Stampin’ Up!

Hey there stampers! I am going down memory lane and perusing the 2016-17 annual catalog for little gems that I have sadly forgotten! These sets sometimes get missed when the Occasions catty drops. I will go back lots of times and think I can’t believe I haven’t used that set in so long, and I will pull it out and use the heck out of it!

I sometimes think of my stamp sets in the Toy Story fashion, as if they are just siting there saying ” Why isn’t Rach using us?” I know, I am a tad corny, but I am what I am !

Anyway, this quick and easy birthday card should be on your “must create in case of emergency birthday ” list! I know I sometimes go through that stack of cards quicker than I like to admit, and this card is a great way to add back to your stack pretty quickly.

Plus, you could change the colors around, and make it a great 50 ( or 60 or 70) and Fabulous card, by using Smoky Slate, and Archival black for that Black Tie look. Add a little glimmer paper, and you will WOW them.

See, I just gave myself a new idea as I was typing, so off to the craft room to recreate!

OK onto the directions!

Card Base: Watermelon Wonder 5 1/2″ by 81/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Stamp the flags from the Build a Birthday set onto the base in Watermelon Wonder ink in a random pattern.

Stamp the layers of the cake, and trim just to size using the paper snips.

My colors were from bottom to top:

Cake Plate: Dapper Denim, I used a blender Pen to add some White craft ink to the edge and to add details.

Cake : Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Cucumber Crush

I stamped the sentiment and the top flags in Watermelon Wonder. I hand trimmed the sentiment, and I stamped the flags directly onto the base layer of card stock that I layered the “cake” onto.

The Whisper White layer measures 2 3/4″ by 4 3/4″, I also added some Silver metallic thread under the white layer for some added pop. I went over the flags and the cake plate with Wink of Stella for a little sparkle!

Until next time……

Stay Crafty!

 

Supplies

138646 Build a Birthday photopolymer stamp set

138334 Watermelon Wonder card stock

138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

138326 Mint Macaron ink pad

141394 Dapper Denim ink pad

141397 Flirty Flamingo ink pad

138324 Cucumber Crush ink pad

141395 Sweet Sugarplum ink pad

101731 White Craft ink pad

138402 Silver Metallic Thread

102845 Blender Pens

103579 Paper Snips

126889 Stampin Trimmer

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

103683 Mini glue dots

129026 Fast Fuse

104332 Snail adhesive

118491 Clear block starter set

107301 Whisper White envelopes

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Simple Happy Birthday card, Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers! We all need a quick card in our arsenal, and this is a great one to keep on hand. You can switch the designer series paper (DSP) out for most any occasion, and also quickly swap out sentiments as well!

I have been trying a combo of stamping with old (Stampin’ Up! annual catalog) and new( 2017 Occasions catalog) these past few weeks. It seems that we sometimes can forget the tried and true stamps, papers and embellishments when a new catalog comes out. But , some of these are true gems and are certainly underused if only by me ūüôā

So on to the card, it is super easy, and as I said you can change it to your liking in so many ways.

Base Layer: 4 1/4″ by 11″ , score at 5 1/2″

DSP Layer: 4 1/4″ by. 3 1/2″

Whisper White Layer: 4″ by 3 1/4″

Use a coordinating ink color to match the card stock you chose, then stamp a leaf, bubble or other nondescript image on to the card stock. More on the sides since the DSP will block most of the card.

Stamp your sentiment in the lower left of the Whisper White panel, then add some leaves and flowers to the top right to balance it out.

Line up your DSP layer, and Whisper White layer so you know where to stamp the additional sentiment. You can also leave it off if you do not want it ūüôā

Add snail to the DSP and Whisper White layers, and adhere them to the card base.

As always you can add some Stella;) Wink of Stella that is……she always makes everything sparkle in my opinion.

And, there you have it, quick, fun, totally interchangeable to suit your needs.

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

Supplies

143265 Window Shopping stamp set

141710 Banners for You stamp set

138337 Mint Macaron card stock

142788 Falling in Love DSP

141397 Flirty Flamingo ink pad

141398 Peekaboo Peach ink pad

138326 Mint Macaron ink pad

141396 Emerald Envy ink pad

138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

140931 Archival black ink pad

103579 Paper Snips

129026 Fast Fuse

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107301 Whisper White Medium  Envelopes

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LIVE Periscope replay Presents & Pinecones , Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers! I am sharing a sneak peek of a card I am creating for my VERY FIRST party this Friday! I got this idea from the Holiday catalog. I have always loved the Kraft card stock, and I think this card is such a beautiful way to show it off!!

One note, make sure you let the Craft White ink dry very well, because it WILL smudge if you do not wait long enough. So you could stamp the pine branches and set it aside to dry, or hit it with the Heat Tool for a minute too.

This is a great card if you want to make a lot of them for your annual Christmas cards!

 

Until next time, Stay Crafty!!

 

 

 

 

Supplies

133674 Kraft card stock

138337 Mint Macaron card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

101731 White craft ink pad

126949 Real Red ink pad

138392 Silver doilies

143496 Christmas Pines Bundle

132137 1/8″ Silver ribbon

126199 Silicon Mat

141897 Wink of Stella

143263 Big Shot die cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

138309 Fine Tip Glue Pen

103683 Mini Glue Dots

103579 Paper Snips

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes

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Father’s Day, Hexagon Punch: Stampin’ Up

Hi stampers!! It’s beautiful and sunny this morning, the birds are singing and the skys are blue. So I am going to leave you with this great card for dear ole dad and get out and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts! There’s also a great, short video instruction below as well. 

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Until next time…. Stay Crafty;) xo

Happy Father’s Day

Original design

 Measurements: 

Base: 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ in Mossy Meadow

Layer: 4″ by 5 1/4″ in Whisper White

Whisper White: scrap for the sentiment

DSP: for the hexagon punches

 

Supplies:

# 134273 And Many More Wood mount stamp set

# 130919 Hexagon Punch

# 132174 Stylish Stripes Textured Embossing Folder

 # 133676 Mossy Meadow card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

 # 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

#113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine

 # 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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Thank my Lucky Stars, Stampin’ Up

This is one of my favorite new stamp sets from the 2016 Occasions Catalog, that I was really surprised will be retiring at the end of this month. It is so cool, with the constellation, and really unique sentiments. I thought I would give you a quick card idea, that could be easily switched for many different occasions. A masculine style card, with which lots of people have trouble coming up with new ideas. It would make a really nice Father’s Day or Graduation card. It’s also tone on tone ,which makes it¬†so very¬†appealing!

I basically went through the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack and chose a few patterns, then picked my ink and card stock color from there. I cut different sizes of both the Banner and Star Framelits and placed them all around the card, layering some, doing some overlapped, then when I liked the way it looked, I added adhesive. I also popped the largest star up on dimensionals, and the star with the sentiment up on two levels of dimensionals to give added emphasis. I sponged the edges of most everything with Lost Lagoon ink to give a flow of color, and bring it all together. I hope you like it and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!

Going Global

 

Thankful for You

 

 

Supplies:

# 140748 Going Global clear mount stamp set

# 132173 Banners Framelits

# 133723 Stars Framelits

# 133644 Lost Lagoon ink pad

# 133679 Lost Lagoon card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 113439 Big Shot

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 101610 Stampin’ Sponges

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 103579 Paper snips

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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Going Global Note cards and Gift Box, Stampin’ Up

This is a really cute gift idea for a friend. Whether you just give the little cards and envelopes, or add in the little gift box. You can also swap out the DSP(designer series paper) for ANY occasion, change greetings, there are so many options.

 

You could also use Whisper White card stock instead of the Pear Pizzazz if you wanted a more understated box. I hope you’ll give it a try.

Again kudos to Angie Juda at Chic n scratch for this great project inspiration.

Outside of card holder box (I did restamp the sentiment from what the video shows….I wasn’t happy with the look)

 

Card bases:Whisper White 3″ by 6″, score at 3″

DSP layer 2 3/4″ by 2 3/4″

Sentiment on 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch if you want another layer

Box: 1 full sheet of card stock 8 1/2″ by 11″; score at 1″ on each side, place in landscape(long side across) and score at 5″ and 6″. Fold all score lines, cut to edge of score lines, trim a hare off if you like, add adhesive and secure your box.

DSP(for card box) 1 sheet, all measurements are on the video as well!

Till next time…..Happy Crafting ūüôā

6 Mini Notecards with Envelopes

 

Supplies:

# 140748 Going Global clear mount stamp set

Designer Series Paper (DSP) of your choice

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 131201 Pear Pizzazz card stock

# 138336 Tip Top Taupe card stock

# 138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

# 140931 Archival Black ink pad

# 133642 Blackberry Bliss ink pad

# 131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 122334 Simply Scored

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 103579 Paper snips

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 102300 Bone folder

# 133782 2″ Circle Punch

# 119850 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

# 119868 1″ Circle Punch

Ribbon of  your choice to tie box closed

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block starter set

# 107309 Square Envelopes

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Mother’s Day, Botanical Blooms Stampin’ Up

This beautiful card is called a double gate fold card. I transformed it into a fabulous Mother’s Day card, because of all the people in your life, your momma deserves a simply beautiful card! And no one (besides a fellow stamper) will appreciate it as much as her, right?

And then…….Well, long story short, I ¬†heard about the 2016 Stampin’ Up retirement list and found out a favorite of mine Sea Street is going away. So I just had to make another version, with custom DSP. Another fav of mne By the Tide, is going away too, this has been a rough week for me. Making a ¬†nautical card is the best therapy I have next to going to the beach…….I’ll get through this …..I’ll just have to make more cards. Anyway¬†I hope you like both versions, but I would ¬†love to hear your thoughts!!

The full instructions on how to make this card are on the video that I will link to just below. It’s really a fairly easy card to make, and I found once I made one, I was hooked ūüôā

So, to recap, if there is some stamp set or ribbon or anything that you have been holding out for, better get to my online store and order N O W!!!

The supplies of some things are only until they sell out, some stamp sets will be a little longer, but better not to chance it!

The link to the retirement list is here: http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2016_NA_RetiredList/Retiring%20List%20Annual%20Occasions_NA_US.pdf

Double gate fold card video:

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!

Inside
Front

 

Inside

Cajun Craze base card

 

 

Sea Street Version

 

Custom DSP

 

Inside

Pool Party base card


 

Supplies:

# 140819 Botanical Blooms Bundle, includes Stamp set, Dies and Botanical Gardens DSP

# 133988 Sea Street clear mount stamp set

# 119684 Cajun Craze card stock

# 101650 Very Vanilla card stock

# 122924 Pool Party card stock

# 133673 2014-2016 In Color ink pad and card stock assortment

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool

# 103579 Paper snips

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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