Stampin’ Up Enjoy Life Birthday Card

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How are you doing today?  I hope everyone’s week has started off well.

For today’s card I did some sponging and some embossing for you.  I have to admit, it took me a couple do-overs before I got this card to look like I wanted and didn’t have any mess ups.  Here’s my card.

My card for today played along with 3 challenges.  First is As You See It challenge #202.  Here are their colors.

Next I played along with Inspire.Create challenge #045  Here is their theme.

I also joined in with Seize The Birthday challenge # 167.

I started with a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  Using my Stamping Sponges I first sponged the Calypso Coral Ink along the top half of the panel.  I Then sponged the Daffodil Delight Ink on the bottom half of the panel.

I stamped the grass and flower image from the Stampin’ Up Enjoy Life Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom of the sponged panel.  I stamped the mountain image from the Stampin’ Up Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink across the center of the panel.  I stamped the trees from the Waterfront stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink in front of the mountains.  Lastly I stamped the bike rider from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Versamark Ink on the bottom of the panel and immediately sprinkled it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the top of the panel.  I adhered the artwork to a thin Mossy Meadow mat using Snail.  I then adhered it to a Mossy Meadow card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the mountain image from the Waterfront stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink along the bottom of the Whisper White panel.  I stamped the trees from the Waterfront stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink on the bottom in front of the mountains.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Mossy Meadow card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the bike rider image from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the grass and tree images from the Waterfront stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink on the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!****************************************************************************************************

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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit!  The three suites are:

  • Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14
  • Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41
  • Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145

More about the July Kit:

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
  • Must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.


If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, CLICK HERE. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, CLICK HERE.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 5 1/8″ X 3 7/8″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 5″ X 3 3/4″ (artwork), 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Flowering Desert for SUO Challenge

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  How is your week going?  We’re half way through already.  Did you have a chance to hop around our Blog Hop yesterday?  If not, try to take the time to go back and see all the beautiful projects.

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up Flowering Desert Stamp Set.  I’ve done the Masking and Sponging Techniques on it.  I love doing both techniques.  Here’s my card.

My card was able to join in with the Stampin’ Up Only Challenge color challenge #218.  Be sure to stop by to play along and see what everyone else has made.  Here is their challenge. We are doing a fun spring color palette challenge of Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, and Pool Party, with a bonus color of Mango Melody. All neutrals are allowed.

I started with a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the cactus from the Flowering Desert stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink in the center.  I covered the image with a mask I had made from a Post-It note and fussy cut.

I stamped the mountain image from the Stampin’ Up Waterfront Stamp Set behind the cactus in Basic Gray Ink.  I then began my sponging.  I started with the bottom and sponged Crumb Cake Ink using my Stamping Sponges, up to the mountains.  I stamped the sand image from the Waterfront stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink over the sponged area.

I next sponged Pool Party Ink above the mountains followed by Mango Melody Ink, Lovely Lipstick Ink and along the top I added some Smoky Slate Ink.  As I sponged up I blended the colors together.  I stamped the flowers on the cactus in Lovely Lipstick Ink and the aloe plants in the sand in Granny Apple Green Ink.  Using my Big Shot,  I cut the artwork out using the 2nd largest Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I cut a Pool Party frame out using the largest and 2nd largest Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I adhered the artwork and frame to a Mango Melody card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a small strip of Pool Party cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Flowering Desert stamp set in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I made it into a banner and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside on a Whisper White panel I stamped the cactus from the Flowering Desert stamp set in the center using Granny Apple Green Ink stamping off twice.  I stamped the flowers from the same stamp set in Lovely Lipstick Ink stamping off 3 times and the aloe plants in Granny Apple Green Ink some stamping off once and some full strength ink.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Lovely Lipstick Ink over the cactus.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Lovely Lipstick mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Mango Melody card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the front and back of the envelope with the images from the Flowering Desert stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give these techniques a try.  Happy Stamping!!

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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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April I will be starting my Online Host Club and I have a couple of spots open.  If you have a long wish list and you want to purchase Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time, this might just be the perfect solution for you.  For more information click HERE.  If you are interested in joining in, please email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Mango Melody Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Pool Party Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front frame), 5/16″ X 3 1/4″ (banner)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree Masculine Card

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  Can you believe it’s not only Friday already, but it’s February.  January just flew by for me. Does anyone have fun plans for the weekend.

The ladies that come to my workshop asked for Masculine cards.  I struggle often with those, so I pulled out the Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set.  Here is one that I came up with for them to make this month.  Take a look.

I started by embossing a panel of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with my Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in my Big Shot.  I adhered it to an Old Olive card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I took a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped it with one of the tree images from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  I quickly sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I then started sponging colors to give it a bit of a sunset look.  I started at the bottom with Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Inks.  Going up, I sponged with So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Inks blending them together.  I then used Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather and Night of Navy Inks for the top section, again blending them.  Once I was happy with the way it looked I adhered the artwork to an Old Olive mat using Snail.

I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock in Old Olive Ink.  I punched the sentiment out using the Classic Label Punch and sponged around it with Old Olive Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.On the inside I stamped the tree image from Lovely As A Tree stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, stamping off 4 times, on a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Early Espresso Ink over the trees.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the Old Olive card base using Snail.

To complete my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the tree image from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set on both sides of the envelope front.  I adhered a piece of Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Doing the Sponging Technique every card will come out different.  I can’t wait to see how everyone’s comes out at my workshop.  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.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Old Olive Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″),          4 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 3/8″ X 2 3/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 4 ” X 5 1/4″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Stamparatus

$49.00