Stampin’ Up Animal Outing Peekaboo Birthday Card

Good Friday morning everyone.  Hope you had a successful week and are making some fun plans for the weekend ahead.

For today’s card I used the Animal Outing stamp set again.  I just can’t get enough of these adorable animals.  I made this one into a peekaboo card.  Take a look.

I started by taking the Petal Pink card base, a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and a piece of Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  I layered the 3 pieces together and using the 5th Layering Circles Framelits Dies I cut through all 3 layers with my Big Shot.  I then took the Animal Expeditions DSP and using the 6th Layering Circles Framelit Die I centered it around the already cut circle and cut the larger circle with my Big Shot.  I adhered the Animal Expeditions DSP to the Balmy Blue cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue again to the card base.  On a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock I used the 6th Layering Circle Framelit Die and the 7th Layering Circle Scallop Framelit Die together and cut out the frame for the circle.  I adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Rhino image on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede Ink.  I colored it in using my Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Using my Big Shot I cut the image out with the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies that coordinate with the stamp set.  The Rhino did have a bird sitting on its tusk, I cut that off using my Paper Snips.  I stamped the cupcake image from the Bella and Friends stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored the cupcake in using my Highland Heather and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I then fussy cut the cupcake out.  I adhered the Rhino to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and I attached the cupcake to the top of the Rhino’s tusk using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

I cut a couple of the branches out from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies in Tranquil Tide cardstock and attached them to the left side of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue so that they overlapped the circle.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Kitty stamp set in Tranquil Tide Ink about 2/3 of the way down on a Whisper White liner.  On a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the branch with the frog image from Animal Outing stamp set twice in Tranquil Tide Ink.  I stamped the giraffe from the same stamp set in Soft Suede Ink.  I colored the branches with the frog with my Crumb Cake and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I colored the giraffe with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend Markers.  I then cut the images out with my Big Shot using the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  I cut a couple more branches out in Tranquil Tide cardstock.  I cut the frog off one of the branches and arranged the branches using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the giraffe using Stampin’ Dimensionals above the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White liner to a Tranquil Tide mat using Snail then adhered it to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish off my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the giraffe image using Soft Suede Ink and the branch with the frog image using Tranquil Tide Ink on the front of the envelope and colored them in the same way I did on the card.  I adhered a piece of Animal Expedition DSP to the envelope flap.  Thank you for visiting my blog.  Hope you will stop back again soon.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mat)
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (scallop circle frame)
  • Tranquil Tide Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), scraps for branches
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front)

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Big Shot

$110.00

Stampin’ Up Happy Birthday Card

Good Thursday morning everyone.  One more day and we can start our weekend.

I made a very simple card for you today.  I let the Designer Series Paper do most of the work for me.  Take a look.

I started with a Pacific Point card front and adhered a piece of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of Silver Bakers Twine around the left side twice and tied a bow.

Using my Big Shot and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies, I cut Happy Birthday out twice, once in Melon Mambo cardstock and once in Pacific Point cardstock.  I adhered the 2 Happy Birthday die cuts together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, off setting them so it looks like a shadow.

I attached them to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I always use up my whole sheet of Stampin’ Dimensionals even the edges.  I cut very thin strips to attach to the back of the die.  I adhered the card front to a Powder Pink card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals again.  It’s a little hard to see in the photo, but I added 4 Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the front.

For the inside I used the sentiment from Birthday Wishes For You stamp set and stamped it in Pacific Point Ink on Whisper White cardstock. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pacific Point mat using Snail.  I then adhered it to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

 To finish my card off I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope with a piece of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper.  This was a super quick and easy card, I hope you will give it a try.  Happy Stamping!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Pacific Point Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), scrap for the Happy Birthday
  • Powder Pink Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Melon Mambo Cardstock scrap for the Happy Birthday
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Garden Impression Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)

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Stampin’ Up Rooted In Nature Z-Fold Birthday Card

Good Wednesday morning everyone.  Well, we made it half way through the week.  Hope yours is going well.  I’ve made a fun fold card today for you using the lovely Rooted In Nature stamp set.  Take a look.

I started with a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock.  To make the Z-Fold I scored an   8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ card base at 4 1/4″ and again at 2 1/8″.  this is how it will look when folded.

On the 2 smaller panels I adhered a piece of Natures Poem Designer Series Paper using Snail.

On a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the tree trunk image in Soft Suede Ink stamping it off twice.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Rooted In Nature on top of the tree trunk. Using my Layering Squares Framelits Dies I cut the image out with the largest square framelit using my Big Shot.  Then I cut a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock using the largest Scallop Square Framelit Die, again with my Big Shot.  I adhered the Very Vanilla square to the scallop square using Snail.  I attached the square in the middle of the folded panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals only on the one half.

On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the tree image from the Rooted In Nature stamp set using my Soft Suede and Grapefruit Grove Stampin’ Write Markers.  I then cut the tree out using the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies with my Big Shot.  I attached the tree using Stampin’ Dimensionals on the trunk and Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the top leaves.

On the inside I lined the card base with another piece of the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the tree trunk again on a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off four times to get a very light image.  I stamped the sentiment from Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink on top of the tree trunk.  I then sponged the edges using my Sponge Daubers, in Tranquil Tide Ink.  I adhered the small panel to the inside of the card, making sure it was under the card front square so that you can not see it when the card is closed, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish off my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope flap using the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.  Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope that you will give this Z-Fold card a try.  Happy Stamping!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at        4 1/4″ and 2 1/8″)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 3 1/4″ (outside artwork to be cut with square framelit), 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ (inside panel)
  • Tranquil Tide Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (outside mat to be cut with scallop framelit square)
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 2 – 2″ X 5 3/8″ (folded panels), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inside liner)

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Stampin’ Up Country Home Thanksgiving Card

Good Tuesday morning everyone.  Hope your week has started off well.  For my card today I used the Country Home Photopolymer stamp set and Buffalo Check stamp set.  I’m not much of a ‘country’ type person, but I’m really loving these sets.  Once again I’ve used my Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I just love coloring with them.  I normally can’t color to save my life, but with these markers it seems really easy.  Take a look.  I’ve gone with some non traditional fall colors.

I started with a piece of Mango Melody cardstock and stamped it with the Buffalo Check stamp in Night of Navy Ink.  I adhered it to a Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the Pitcher image from the Country Home Photopolymer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink. I colored it in using my Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Above the pitcher I stamped one of the floral images from the Country Home stamp set. I colored this in using my Blackberry Bliss, Mango Melody, Old Olive and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I used some Clear Wink of Stella on the white flowers to make them shimmer a little.  I adhered the artwork panel first to a mat of Poppy Parade, using Snail, then to a mat of Night of Navy, using Snail again.  I attached a small piece of  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card front using Snail and adhered the matted artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small piece of Mango Melody cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink and made a banner. I edged it with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the left side of the card front using Snail.

On the inside I stamped the floral image on the bottom of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy Ink stamping off twice.  I then stamped another one of the sentiments in Night of Navy Ink in the center.  I adhered it to a Mango Melody Mat using Snail and adhered it to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card off I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope by stamping the floral image in Night of Navy Ink, stamping off once, on the front of the envelope.  On the envelope flap I stamped the Buffalo Check image in Night of Navy Ink.  Thank you for checking out my blog and I hope you will stop back again soon.  Give this card a try, it was a pretty easy one.  Happy Stamping!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mango Melody Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″),   2 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock 2 5/16″ X 3 9/16″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Animal Outing Birthday Card for Fab Friday

Good Monday morning everyone and Happy Fall.  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Today’s card uses a really cute bundle called Animal Outing.  I just love all the animals in it.  The best part is the Thinlit Dies that you can get to go with the stamp set so you don’t have to fussy cut.  I played along with the Fab Friday challenge. Here are the colors for Fab Friday 146.  Stop by the challenge blog to see the beautiful projects everyone has made and play along too.

Here is what I came up with for this sweet color combination.

I started with a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

On the right side I adhered a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I then took a piece of Highland Heather cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot 3 times using the Giraffe Cutout Thinlit Die.  I adhered the Highland Heather piece with Multipurpose Liquid Glue on top of the Gorgeous Grape.  I stamped the sentiment from the Animal Outing stamp set in Tranquil Tide Ink on a piece of Vellum paper and cut it out using the 3rd smallest Layering Ovals Framelits.  Using Glue Dots, I attached it to the center of the giraffe cut out.  I added a couple branches that were cut out in Tranquil Tide cardstock from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies to the top and bottom of the oval.  I tied a piece of Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the card front and tied a knot.

I stamped the Giraffe image from the Animal Outing stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink on a piece of Powder Pink cardstock.  Then using the Giraffe Die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, I cut it out using my Big Shot.  I went over the spots on the giraffe with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker to make them a little darker pink.  I stamped the Branch with Frog image in Tranquil Tide Ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored the branch in with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker and the frog and leaves in with my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker.  I cut the circle out using the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shaped Framelits.  I cut the 3rd largest Scalloped Circle from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies and adhered the Whisper White circle to it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I attached the Giraffe and some more of the branches cut from Tranquil Tide cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the Whisper White circle.  I attached the circle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Powder Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the Giraffe image using Smoky Slate Ink and Branch with Frog image using Tranquil Tide Ink.  I colored the giraffe in with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.  I colored the branch with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker and the frog and leaves in with my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used the sentiment from the Pretty Kitty stamp set and stamped it in Gorgeous Grape Ink.  I adhered the liner to a Highland Heather cardstock mat using Snail then adhered it to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card off, I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope by stamping the giraffe and branch image on the front and colored them in the same as I did on the card.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Hope you will give this card a try.  Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front)
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 2 5/16″ X 4 1/8″ (side strip under cut out)
  • Highland Heather Cardstock 2 5/16″ X 4 1/8″ (side strip with giraffe cutout), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inside mat)
  • Powder Pink Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), scrap piece for the giraffe
  • Tranquil Tide Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (scallop circle), scraps for the branches
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 3″ X 3″ (artwork circle)

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Big Shot

$110.00

Stampin’ Up Colorful Seasons

Good Friday morning everyone.  Hope you’ve had a successful week and have some fun plans for the weekend.  Sunday Autumn officially starts.  It’s always such a beautiful time of the year with all the leaves changing colors.

For today’s card I used the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set.  This set is so versatile.  It’s got images for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.  It also has a Seasonal Layers Thinlits set that can be used with it.  I chose not to use them with todays card, take a look.

I started with a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I placed my Oval Stitched Framelit Die where I thought I’d want my sentiment.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink.  I moved the framelit out-of-the-way and stamped the detailed Leaves from the set in Mossy Meadow Ink around the sentiment.  I colored the leaves in with my Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red Stampin’ Blends Markers. Once everything was colored in I cut out the oval using the largest Oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I adhered a strip from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, with Snail, along the left edge of the card front.  Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I adhered the card front to a Thick Whisper White card base.

I then put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the oval.  I cut a long enough piece of Rose Metallic Thread  and placed it how I thought it would look nice, peeking out the sides of the oval.  It’s very hard to see in the photo since the thread is so fine.  Believe me, it’s there and just gives it a little sparkle. I adhered the oval back  to where I cut it out of the card front.  I added 4 Rhinestone Basic Jewels to 4 of the leaves to give it a little bling.

On the inside panel I stamped the leaves in the 4 corners with Mossy Meadow Ink and colored them in with Cherry Cobbler, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the sentiment from Country Home Photopolymer stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink.  I adhered the panel to the card base using Snail.

To finish off my card, I adhered a thin strip from the Wood Textures DSP to the bottom front of a Medium Whisper White Envelope using Snail.  I then stamped the leaves again on the front and back flap of the envelope in Mossy Meadow Ink and colored them in the same as on the card front.  So that the markers didn’t bleed through the envelope, I inserted a piece of scrap paper until I was done coloring.  Hope you’ll try this card, the coloring was a lot of fun.  Thanks for checking out my blog and hope you will stop back again.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ (card base)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inside liner)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 1/2″ X 5 3/8″ (card front side strip),        1/2″ X 5 3/4″ (envelope strip)

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Stampin’ Up Postcard Pals

Good Thursday morning all. We are around the bend to the close of the week.  Hope you’ve had a great week so far and are making some fun plans for the weekend.

For today’s card I used the adorable Postcard Pals stamp set.  I think these animal images are just the sweetest.  I used the Platypus image for my card today.  I also played along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge. Take a look.

I started by stamping the Platypus image from the Postcard Pals stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored it in using my Bronze, Crumb Cake, Ivory, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Then using the largest circle from the Stitched Shaped Framelits, I cut the image out with my Big Shot.

Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue I adhered it to a panel of Mint Macaron cardstock which I ran through my Big Shot with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Using Snail I adhered a piece of the beautiful Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper to a Blackberry Bliss card base.  In the center of the card I attached a strip of Night of Navy cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered the Mint Macaron panel to the center of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I cut out 3 circles from another design of the Tranquil Textures DSP, one using the smallest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, one with my 1″ Circle Punch and one with my 3/4″ Circle Punch. I arranged them on the left side of the artwork, the bottom 2 were adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the small top one was attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

On the inside liner I stamped the Platypus using Early Espresso Ink, in the center of the Whisper White panel, stamping off 4 times to get a very light image.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Postcard Pals stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on top of the Platypus.  I adhered the Whisper White liner to a Mint Macaron cardstock mat using Snail.  I then adhered this to the inside of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish off my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the Platypus in Early Espresso Ink, stamping off twice, to the front of the envelope.  I then added a piece of Tranquil Textures DSP to the envelope flap.  This card was really a lot of fun making.  I hope you will consider giving it a try.  Thanks for checking out my blog today, hope you will stop back again soon.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ (scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″ (front panel), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 1 7/8″ X 5 1/4″ (front strip)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″ (card front), scrap for circles

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