I apologize for being MIA the last couple of days. I had a wonderful time with my Spring Fling class this last weekend, and then I was super busy making sure everyone got their orders in for the free shipping from Stampin’ Up! What a fabulous spring gift from Stampin’ Up!
I thought I would take a look back at one of the cards we made last year.
Even though this card uses retired Designer Series Paper, card stock, ribbon and brads, it is a great design for you to base your new card off of.
Here are some of the particulars:
- I started with a card base of Pacific Point. Next came a layer of Wild Wasabi and then a layer of Designer Series Paper.
- I stamped my flower and leaves on scrap Whisper White card stock using Versamark, embossed them, and cut them out.
- I also embossed “Birthday Wishes” on a piece of 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ Whisper White card stock. It was layered on a 2″ x 3″ piece of Wild Wasabi card stock. I placed my cut-out flower on another piece of card stock with the same dimensions. I attached my flower with Dimensionals. Both of these layered pieces were placed on my card.
- I took a 4-1/4″ x 3/4″ piece of Pacific Point card stock and cut the ends. I wrapped a ribbon around this and simply looped it a few times. My brad went over the top of the loops, and the whole thing was put on the card, once again using Dimensionals.
I hope you enjoyed this card from years gone by. Keep thinkin’ inkin’!
I had some leftovers from my Easter card the other day and decided to make this birthday tag. It’s great to have a few tags like this on hand.
Here are the steps:
- I used an old Sizzix scallop tag die and ran it through the Big Shot using Soft Suede card stock.
- I cut a 3 x 3 piece of Pink Pirouette card stock, rounded the corners, and ran it through the Fancy Fan Embossing folder. I adhered it to the tag.
- Next I cut a 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 piece of Whisper White card stock, rounded the corners, and stamped the stems from the Fabulous Florets stamp set in Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede. I add the “Happy Birthday” stamped in Soft Suede from the Create a Cupcake stamp set. I stamped one of the flowers from the Fabulous Florets in Soft Suede on the Whisper White piece. I placed this entire piece on my tag using Dimensionals.
- I had left over from my Easter card a butterfly and flower, already punched and cut. I added the Rhinestone Jewels and placed them on the tag with Mini Glue Dots, curling the edges of both flower and butterfly for some added dimension.
Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!
I thought I would show you the quick Easter card I made the other day. I used the retired stamp called Easter Dove. It will be available at my Open House in June, from my personal retiring stamp sets, for purchase at 50% off the original price.
I started with a Pink Pirouette card base. I then used the Top Note die and cut a Whisper White and Soft Suede piece. I trimmed the Whisper White diecut along the scored line and attached it to the Soft Suede Top Note die. This was then inserted in the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and run through the Big Shot. I trimmed a portion of the Top Note die off.
I stamped the leaves from the Fabulous Florets stamp set in Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I used a marker to color in the “He is Risen” from the Easter Dove set and added that. This was layered on a piece of Soft Suede card stock. I stamped the butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Soft Suede, along with the small flower from Fabulous Florets, on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock. I punched the butterfly out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and simply hand cut the flower. I took a sponge dauber and added some Pink Pirouette color to the flower from the stamp pad. Both the butterfly and flower had the Jewel Rhinestones placed on them. I curled up the edges of the flower and butterfly to add a little dimension once I attached everything to the card.
You can also add a little bit of our Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the butterfly and flower for a little extra bling.
Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!
Well, since I had my Lattice die out, I couldn’t resist playing with it a little bit more. This die is really versatile. Just take your scissors to it and do a little trimming and you can come up with some really neat designs.
Here is the how-to:
- I cut two lattices and trimmed them to end up with two four-petal flowers. I placed the Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon in between the two pieces and attached them together with Mini Glue Dots. I used the side of the ribbon without the dots. I love getting double duty out of my ribbons!
- I stamped the flower from the Fabulous Florets stamp set in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla card stock and then stamped off the next images.
- This stamped piece was attached to Crumb Cake card stock.
- Now I placed the ribbon with the Lattice flower on the card stock, wrapping the ends of the ribbon around the back.
- This whole piece was then attached to the Chocolate Chip card base.
- The final touch was the addition of the Basic Pearls on the stamped images and a large pearl from the retired Pretties Kit.
- You might like to add a little Jewelry Tag punch to your finished card, attaching it under the Lattice flower, for that extra little something!
Try something new with the Lattice die this week!