Simple Stamping

Snow Day Crafting

I love a snow day! Instead of going out and running errands as we had planned, we stayed in and had a relaxing day while we watched the snow fall. I took advantage of the day to make some cards.

I used one of my favorite things from the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog ~ Sweet Thoughts Memories & More Cards Pack. I’m loving the pretty spring color pallet and the pink foil accents of the stickers.

I paired the Cards Pack with the Sweet Thoughts Memories & More Cards and Envelopes. The coordination of the card pack and cards & envelopes make card making quick and easy.

To create this card, I cut a Basic White CS layer and punched a corner with the Very Best Trio punch. I added a small 3″ x 4″ Sweet Thoughts Memory & More card to the Basic White layer, also punching one of the corners with the Very Best Trio punch. I die cut a stitched circle with the Stylish Shapes Dies. With the inside of one of the envelopes from the Sweet Thoughts Memories & More cards & envelopes I punch a 2-1/4″ Circle, then layered it on the stitched circle. To finish the card I added the Happy Birthday stickers, a few flower stickers and some Brushed Brass Butterflies.

My second card also includes a layer of what looks like Designer Series paper but its actually the inside of the envelope I used on the first card, I love all the pretty colors and It added the perfect touch to the cards, don’t you think? The sentiment is stamped with the Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set and punched with the Hexagon punch. More Brushed Brass Butterflies complete this pretty card.

My favorite element on this third card is the butterfly. I fussy cut it from one the 4″ x 6″ Sweet Thoughts Memories & More card. I think it looks so pretty with the 3″ x 4″ card. I used my favorite Scalloped Contours Dies to add a few layers in Basic White and Pretty Peacock cardstock.

This last card was created with a layer of Pebbled Path cardstock with a layer of the Sale-A-Bration Softly Stippled Designer Series paper. On the Calypso Coral cardstock layer I stamped some flowers from the Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set in Calypso Coral ink. The final layer is another 3″ x 4″ Memories and More card with a few of the stickers with foil accents.

Have you created cards with the Sweet Thoughts Memories & More Cards yet? I hope you’ll give them a try.

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Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop – Circle Sayings

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for creative ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

This month my customer thank you cards feature the Circle Saying Bundle along with the Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper. I love the pattern of pretty little Bubble Bath flowers and the Garden Green cardstock really makes it stand out.

The Stylish Shapes Dies were the perfect choice to make circle layers for the sentiment. Of course I had to a touch of bling with the Gold Trim and the Brushed Brass Butterflies.

This pretty card is perfect for creating a quick card for anyone and for any occasion. I’ve created a tutorial to share that you can download, just click the image below.

As mentioned at the top, this is a blog hop so make sure you ‘hop’ around to all the amazing projects on this hop! Click on the links below to visit them.

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop Featuring Ribbon

Welcome to the

Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop!!

Our theme this month is Ribbon!!

We are excited to sharing our projects with you! We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products. Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants. You can click on their names to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line. We hope you enjoy all our projects featuring Ribbon!

The ribbon I have chosen to use on my card is the Boho Blue Textured Ribbon. It is so soft and easy to work with. I love the texture of this ribbon, it gives the ribbon a bit of shimmer effect in the light. I have always tied knots when using ribbon on my cards in the past because I struggle with tying bows. I always seemed to have a hard time holding the knot tight while tying the loops of the bow. I have a bow tying tip if you struggle like I did.

Thanks to the tweezers in the Embossing Additions Tool Kit, it’s easier for me to tie a bow. Here’s how I do it. You can see in the photo below, once I have tied the knot I used tweezers pinch the knot tight, then I’m able to finished tying the bow. The tweezers easily slip out of the bow and the I tighten the bow.

I die cut the Boho Blue Cardstock with the scallop die in the Scallop Contours Dies. When I’m die cutting I use washi tape to hold the die in place.

I stamped the ladybugs from the Hello Ladybug Stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Lemon Lolly Ink. I brushed the ladybug spots with a wink of stella. To stamp the sentiment I used Stampin’ Up! Masking Paper to stamp the words bug me in Boho Blue and the rest of the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then I die cut it out with the label from the Stylish Shapes Dies, which I added to my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lemon Lolly is such a light pretty color I decided not to add a piece of Basic White inside my card but I did stamp a little ladybug inside.

For more inspiration from the Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop Team, click on the image below to visit the talented Kurstan del Rosario. Don’t forget to continue following links on each blog to see everyone’s projects!

Jo Anne Hewins-NC

Wendy Varron- MD *You are here

Kurstan del Rosario-CA

Laurie Bradshaw-CA

Taleena Koch-WA

Sharon Lim-CA

Hello Ladybug Card Measurements:

Lemon Lolly Cardbase: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold in half at 5-1/2″

I hope you enjoyed my card featuring ribbon! I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my card are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

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Lucky Clover Inspiration

It’s March and that means St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon and I think of all things green! The Lucky Clover stamp set isn’t just for St. Patrick’s day, it’s a great set for creating cards of appreciation and support. This set features clover images in various style and sizes. The bigger clover make a fun focal point and the smaller clovers are perfect for accents.

This simple stamped card I have to share with you today was created with the Note Cards & Envelopes, The Lucky Clover stamp set and the Shaded Spruce ink pad. That’s it! It’s easy to create a simple and pretty card with just paper, ink and stamps. I also stamped a clover on the envelope for a fun detail.

I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my card are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

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Fun with Ribbon Stamping

Have you ever tried stamping on ribbon? It’s an easy and fun way to personalize ribbon for gift boxes, cards, bags etc. I stamped on both the Natural finish Ribbon and the Balmy Blue & White Variegated Ribbon for my gift boxes.

To create the box bottom, I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 7″ x 7″, score on all four sides at 1-1/4″. Cut slits for the tabs. I added a few small pieces of Tear & Tape on each tab, then folded them to create the corners.

For the box top, I used a piece of By the Bay 6″ x6″ DSP, scored on all four sides at 3/4″. Again I cut the slits for the tabs. I added a few small pieces of Tear & Tape on each tab, then folded them to create the corners.

Next, I stamped hearts with the Country Bouquet Stamp set in Night of Navy directly on the Balmy Blue & White Variegated Ribbon. To keep the ink from smearing, leave the ribbon to try, I let this ribbon sit for about a half hour. You’ll want to wait longer for a heavier ribbon like the Natural Finish Ribbon that I used on a second box. Once dry I tied the ribbon on the box.

The tag is made with Tailor Made Tags Dies. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy then, die cut the bird from the By the Bay DSP with the Seaside Bay Dies and adhered to the tag. To finish the tag I added a few Flat Pearls and tied it to the bow with White Bakers Twine.

I created this second box with the Country Bouquet Collection Suite.

Gift Box Measurements

  • Box Base: 7″ x 7″, score on all 4 sides at 1-1/4″
  • Box Top: 6″ x 6″, score on all 4 sides at 3/4″

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop Lucky Clover Treats

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2023 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again for the third year. This year we are shaking things up and bringing you all new monthly themes to inspire your next project!

Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line. Happy crafting!

Our first Blog Hop Theme of 2023 is Sweet Treats!

My festive St. Patrick’s Day Treats were inspired by the Jan-June 2023 Mini Catalog. Page 8 of the mini catalog I noticed these cute treats created with the Country Floral Lane Suite. These cute treats can be recreated for any occasion and they are quick to make.

I have been waiting for a St. Patrick’s Day stamp set, the Luck Clover Bundle first bundle I put on my mini catalog shopping list. It was perfect for creating these treat holders for St. Patrick’s Day or to just wish someone good luck!

To create the wrappers I started with a piece of Granny Apple Green Cardstock cut to 5-1/2″ x 6-3/4″. On the long side score the cardstock at 2″, 2-1/4″, 4-1/2″, 4-3/4″. Then I stamped the clovers in Granny Apple Green along the top and bottom edges. I used Tear & Tape to adhere the wrapper closed. The Dandy Designs DSP layer of the wrapper is cut to 4-1/2″ x 6-3/4″, for this layer of the wrapper I didn’t make any score lines, I just wrapped it around the cardstock layer and adhered again with Tear & Tape.

To decorate the font of the wrappers I used Basic White Cardstock and die cut the scalloped circle with the All That Dies and stamped clovers on them in Granny Apple Green. I stamped each of the sentiments in Granny Apple Green and snipped them out with my paper snips. I adhered them with Mini Glue Dots.

I stamped the large clovers in Granny Apple Green using the Stamparatus. I prefer to stamp with Stamparatus on larger solid images works better for me than using a clear block, this way I can re-ink and stamp the image if it’s not clear. I punched them out with the Lucky Clover Punch and added them to the wrapper with Mini Glue Dots.

I can’t resist adding a little bling to my projects and for these fun treats I added a few Iridescent Pastel Gems. Before slipping in the chocolate bar I wrapped a piece of the Burlap Ribbon from the Real Red & Burlap Ribbon Combo pack around the bar. Then tied them at the top with a piece of White Crinkle Seam binding colored with Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends.

Be sure to Hop along with all of our Blog Hop participants and see all their amazing projects! Just click on their name in the list below to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line.

Luck Clover Sweet Treats Measurements

  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock – 5-1/2″ x 6-3/4″, score on the long edge at 2″, 2-1/4″, 4-1/2″, 4-3/4″
  • Dandy Designs DSP – 4-1/2″ x 6-3/4″

I hope you enjoyed my Sweet Treat project! All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my treat sleeves are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

Happy Stamping!

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop-Seaside Bay

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop!

We are excited to share projects with you again this year. We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects using Stampin’ Up! products. For our theme this month we are featuring New Products coming on January 5th!

Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post. Happy Crafting!

One of the Stamp sets I received with my pre-order is the Seaside Bay Stamp set. I I love the crab image in this set. It reminds me of the summers when I was a kid, we spent a week at the beach with my grandparents. Every year one night for dinner we would have a bushel of steamed crabs. Grandad taught us how to open them, pick them and crack open the claws.

To create my card I started with a Balmy Blue Cardbase. I selected 3 patterns from the By The Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper. I cut 2 strips of the DSP to 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and attached them to the front of the cardbase. I love the pattern of the Night of Navy DSP pattern it looks like water.

With a second pattern of the By the Bay DSP I trimmed it to 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ and adhered it to the cardbase.

To create the label, I selected a 3rd pattern of the By the Bay DSP and trimmed it to 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″. I adhered it to the Night of Navy pattern cut to 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and added the sand stamp in Sahara Sand. I die cut it with the Something Fancy Dies. I attached it to the label layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the crab on Basic White in Pacific Point and fussy cut it out and adhered it to the sentiment.

To finish the front of the card I added a few Iridescent Pastel Gems! I love a bit of sparkle on a card.

Inside the card I added a Basic White panel with a strip of DSP cut to 1/2″ x 5-1/2″.

All the amazing products I used to create my card, Seaside Bay Stamp Set, Something Fancy Dies, By the Bay Specialty DSP (pictured below with the Iridescent Pastel Gems) will be available beginning January 5, 2023!!

For more inspiration from the Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop Team, click on the image below to visit the talented Kurstan del Rosario. Don’t forget to continue following links on each blog to see everyone’s projects!

Seaside Bay Card Measurements

  • Balmy Blue card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score and fold in half
  • By the Bay DSP: (2) for card front 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
    • 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
    • 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic White inside panel: 4″ 5-1/2″
  • By the Bay DSP: (1) for inside card 1/2″ 5-1/2″

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at some of the new products coming in the 2023 Jan – April Mini Catalog. They will be available January 5th, add them to your list now! You can shop for all the other products I used now. Just click any of the images below to shop.

Happy Stamping!

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