Thursday, March 30, 2017

Carousel Birthday

By stamping the large carousel right onto the front of my card and then adding the strip of Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper right over it, the carousel looked like it was set off in the distance. 

I wanted the carousel horse to stand out so I stamped that onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelit and added some Gold Wink of Stella Glitter to the pole for a bit more color and embellishment.   The inside of the card was stamped with the coordinating sentiment to finish my card.

The following were used:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Suite Sentiments

The Suite Sentiments Stamp Set, which was used for today's card is in the Occasions Catalog and has 11 stamps with sentiments for many occasions.  I stamped the Easter sentiment in this set and cut it out with a Layering Oval Framelit to make it the centerpiece of the card.

To my card base of Basic Black Card Stock I added a layer of Crumb Cake Card Stock that I embossed with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  I added piece of  Basic Black Card Stock that was cut  out with another Layering Oval Framelit to place behind my sentiment.  Next I used Elegant Eggplant ink to stamp some flowers from the Botanical Blooms and *Falling Flowers Stamp Sets and cut them out with their coordinating Framelit Dies.  To the center of the larger flowers I added some White Perfect Accents to finish my card.

*The Falling Flowers Stamp Set and coordinating May Flowers Framelits can be purchased together in a bundle to save you 10%.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

March Paper Pumpkin Video

If you haven't already subscribed to Paper Pumpkin but want to see what it is all about, here is a video on the March kit that was sent.  Cute bunny treat bags and cards to help you with your Easter crafts.  Each month is a different surprise kit, and when you subscribe Stampin' Up! sends you an e-mail each month with a video on the kit as well as alternate ideas and projects using the supplies included. 

You still have time to get the discount on the 3 month Prepaid Subscription which would qualify you for one FREE Sale-a-bration item.  The item numbers and prices for the Prepaid Subscription are listed below:

During Sale-a-bration this is what you could earn with your subscription:
3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55  Save on a
3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  Offer expires 3/31/17.

Really want to save:
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and get 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!  Plus with a 12 month prepaid subscription you would also qualify for $21.50 in free Stampin' Rewards to be used on any product in the Annual or Occasions Catalog.

You can also sign up for just one month to try it out, but remember, each month the kits are different and yes there are some months I like more than others, but I have been really happy with the quality and value of each kit and I look forward to seeing my surprise each month.

To sign up, just click the Paper Pumpkin link in the left hand column of my blog. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Simple birthday card

I like to design some simple cards for my classes for beginner stampers to show them that you don't always need a lot of embellishments, or even stamping to create pretty cards.  The secret is coordination, and Stampin' Up! makes it really easy when their ink, card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and embellishments all work well together.

My card base is Mint Macaroon Card Stock that I layered with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock and a piece of Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper**.  I then cut out a circle with a Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit and placed this onto the layers.  I tied some Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon around the layers, along with another small piece of Mint Macaroon 3/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon to complement my colors that were used to stamp my happy birthday sentiment.  The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White Card Stock and then cut out with a smaller Stitched Shape Circle Framelit and placed this onto the card using Dimensionals.  

**The Succulent Designer Series Paper used in today's card can be yours FREE if you choose it as one of your Sale-a-bration choices.  This paper along with 6 other new items were released on Tuesday 3/21/17 and will be offered as a FREE option until the end of Sale-a-bration on March 31st. If you wish to purchase this as a FREE choice you need to use the number #147364.  All of these products were posted on my blog on Wednesday, 3/22/17.

The following were used:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Easter Message

If you need religions themed stamps for your Easter cards, the Easter Message stamp set is a good choice.  I stamped and cut out my cross, and the sentiment says it all.

To my card base of Very Vanilla Card Stock I added a piece of Elegant Eggplant Card Stock and used one of the beautiful papers from the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper pack.  I stamped my cross using Early Espresso ink, cut it out with my Paper Snips and adhered it using Dimensionals.  I stamped my sentiment at the bottom to finish the card.

The following were used:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cake Crazy

Make any size crazy cake for a fun birthday card.  Coordinate some cute colors and embellishments and you have a quick birthday card to send.

My coordinating colors are Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macaroon, and Real Red, and I stamped the cake layers by size, starting on the bottom with the largest layer and finishing it off with the candle on the top.  Since this is a Photopolymer Stamp Set it was easy to stamp and align my layers, and because it is supposed to be a crazy cake I wasn't worried if my placement wasn't perfect.

The following were used: