I always love punch with a matching stamp set. And this stamp set and punch are FREE with a qualifying purchase. You’ll never guess, though, how we did the vase on this card…used the Tailored Tag Punch and cut it in half for voila…a vase or planter. The stamp set has the interlocking square pattern as a stamp which was repeated a few times top to bottom to add some flair. Colours used: Coastal Cabana (makes me think of being on a cruise ship), Real Red, Crumb Cake and Flirty Flamingo. Some cards are perfectly fine without a greeting so you can put whatever you like on the inside!
Okay who doesn’t LOVE the Ladybug stamp? She’s so darn cute! I picked this image out of the 4 lady bugs in the stamp set because she’s holding a flower and I knew my teammate Brett would find her oh so sweet. The DSP is the Tropical Oasis with the Bird of Paradise flowers all over. Then a simple greeting from the stamp set. We used Real Red and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to colour in the butterfly and flower. I think the 3 layers (white on red on yellow) really add some punch to the dark greens of the DSP. Someone asked me how they can get the Ladybug stamp set. Just one way: host a party with friends. Contact me if you want to do this to get your own copy of this Ladybug stamp set for FREE by March 31st.
Today’s card was one we did as a make ‘n take at Team Social. What’s a make ‘n take? Well…at my get togethers, my team members make 4 cards usually featuring some new products. This one shoes off the Lily Pad stamp and dies, Lily Impressions DSP (doesn’t it look so “Monet”?) and the greetings from Peaceful Poppies. A fun fold that’s super easy to do: Just cut your card base to 8.25” x 4 ¼” and score at 2 .75”. Cut another piece to layer over the shorter side. Stands up nicely, too! I hope you like this one.
Here’s my team swap card for our February Stampin’ Social with my Stampin’ Up! team of 9 stampers.
Some days are sunny and some are rainy, but when you have friends it doesn’t matter. Nothing could be truer in my life! What I enjoyed about making this card was how easy it was to colour wash was on the back of the umbrella and stamped greeting. When you squeeze the ink pad together, some of the ink will adhere to the lid so that you can pop it open and with an aquapainter as used here, (or blender pen), you can pick up some colour and wash it over some watercolour paper. I used 2 colours: Pear Pizzazz and Balmy Blue. Super easy technique!
Brett was kind enough to design this second card for us at the Swap! With a few supplies, you can easily make a number of pretty cards just like this one:
- Package of cardstock for card bases
- Package of Whisper White cardstock for layers and stamping onto
- 3 or more matching ink pads in your favourite colours
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels
- Snail Adhesive and dimensionals to pop your cards up
- A package of envelopes
With this purchase of about $85 you will earn a Free Sale-A-Bration item and could choose the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set #152290 or any other Level 1 item
Our host for the Shoebox Swap this month was Brett who designed this super cute lady bug card. We used a sponge dauber in black ink to add the dots all over the Real Red cardbase which adds so much to the card! The ladybugs and flower were coloured with Stampin’ Blends for a deep, blended effect. So super cute!
We’re back to the adorable meerkats! This was my second card for our February Shoebox Swap. I wanted something simple that involved colouring but wasn’t too onerous a task. So I went with the Early Espresso water color pencil for the outside edges of the meerkats. Then I applied a Blender Pen on the pencil marks to smooth them out. The DSP is from the Tropical Oasis paper pack and just seemed to fit nicely with these characters. The bottom layer is embossed with the Hammered 3D embossing folder. Another great card for my stash that is “from all of us”.
I love a simple card that is so very elegant! Our thanks to Wendy who brought this one for us to make at the February Shoebox Swap. It’s so perfect for absolutely any occasion: birthday, sympathy, thank you, wedding, thinking of you, or just a note. The Cherry Blossoms are stamped on a Whisper White layer then the trick to hiding your adhesive on the vellum layer is this: put glue dots behind where the ribbon lies as well as the larger Rhinestones! Layer on to Basic Black and then the Basic Gray cardbase. Done – just like that!
Today’s card was one of the swap cards I brought for our Team Shoebox Swap. At a shoebox swap we each make one sample and then bring all the supplies from pre-cut paper to the inks, stamps, dies, etc so the others attending can make our card for themselves. The cardbase is Bermuda Bay and the DSP features: Grapefruit Grove, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Garden Green among other colours. Lots of free product used on this swap card: the designer series paper, stamp set and dies and baker’s twine. I love the bright colours in this one and hope you do, too!
Can one girl ever have enough greetings stamp sets? The answer is “No!” We need more. Gotta have ‘em all. So one of my free choices during Sale-A-Bration was the “Sending You Thoughts” cling stamp set. This set has greetings that you’d put on the inside or the outside of the card and paired greetings with one for the outside and one for the inside as I used on this card. “If loving thoughts could heal…” is followed on the inside by “you’d be better already”. The ladies at my monthly class in Breslau will love this option. On this card, I used the beautiful Best Dressed 6” x 6” designer papers and overtop I put a layer of vellum cardstock that was embossed with the Scripty 3D folder. Hope you like this one!