These Pandas are just darling! In my series of baby cards, I once again combined the Gallery Grunge stamp set with Wildly happy. The pandas are stamped onto scrap white and I cut off the top of the Stitched Nested Label die to make if flush with the layer. I’d have to say that Pear Pizzazz, Black and White are a great colour combination for Panda Bears. Perfect for welcoming a new baby, or 1st or Birthday celebration!
Looking back on my posts, I see I’m in a groove of using products I haven’t touched in a long time! Today is no different. The Braided Border punch has been on my punch wall for a while now…time to use it! I love how you can feed ribbon through the centre holes – it looks great, I think! The cardbase of So Saffron which matching really nicely with the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper on the bottom. That paper has daisies in it so I decided to punch two of the Medium Daisy shapes and offset them. This will be a card in an upcoming “no stamping required” kit to go class which I am doing during our stay at home time. Die cutting the greeting is a bonus!
Got scrap paper left over? Don’t toss them – let’s use them up! This card came together really quickly as I trimmed four scraps of the Dressed to Impress Designer Series Paper pack to 1” x 3”. I layered them onto a matching piece of Soft Sea Foam then wrapped our stretchy Polka Dot Tulle ribbon around and tied it in a knot. My ever handy Butterfly Duet punch was on hand along with putting the greeting on a 1 ½” circle then layered onto a coordinating scalloped circle. For a fabulous friend!
On Mondays I throw out a challenge to my Stampin’ Up! team members to post a card on our team page based on a theme. This week’s theme is: use a stamp set from your Starter Kit. Since we’ve had 6 team members join in the past 8 months, it seemed to make good sense. Then I remembered…I’ve been a demonstrator for almost 10 years – do I even have a stamp set from my starter kit? Can I remember what was in my starter kit? So I opted for the stamp set I’ve had the longest that is still current. This is it! The Real Red, Old Olive and standard Basic Black are colours that were available back then as were the Basic Rhinestones so I used them for my creation. I coloured the flowers/leaves in with my Watercolor Pencils and used a Blender Pen to soften the edges. Hope you like it!
I opened the Free as a Bird stamp set the other day and I found an already stamped image that was partially coloured. Score! Makes for one very quick card assembly especially since there’s matching Designer Series paper with this stamp set. Then I got a little fancy and stamped the birds on the limb image across the So Saffron layer and placed the coloured die cut right where these 3 birds would appear. We call this the “spotlight” technique. A happy circumstance that it worked out this time!
Right now my heart goes out to the many friends in my circle who are retired and living alone. The days are long and the weather isn’t helping right now so I thought I’d send some cards out! This one is super easy to duplicate with your supplies at home. I call it the 1-2-3 card:
- One 1 ¼” x 4” layer for stamping the greeting on
- Two layers (5” x 3 ¾” and 4 ¾” x 3 ½”)
- Three punched/die cut shapes (Butterfly Duet Punch)
Assemble them all on a matching cardbase! Try it and post a picture of your creation here.
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Will you plant daisies this year in your garden? If so, you’ll enjoy some beautiful colours for much of the summer! Here’s a super simple card that you can add any all occasion greeting to: Thank You, Birthday, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well and more! The border was created using the stem stamp from Daisy Delight stamped all the way around the layer. For the daisy, you’ll want to stamp the image twice and punch them out. If you don’t have the punch, you can easily fussy cut with scissors. Then adhere them together in the centre offsetting the petals so the flower looks fuller. The greeting on this is one of my favourites – a perfectly sized Thank You that fits across a card base nicely. Enjoy!
Need a baby card? Got you covered! But this one could double for another type of sentiment. On the card I’ve combined TWO stamp sets that haven’t seen an ink pad in a long time! Gallery Grunge one has 4 background images one of which is absolutely perfect for elephants! That’s what you see in tone-on-tone stamping (gray granite ink on gray granite cardstock) on the largest layer. Then I stamped the elephants in gray granite ink on whisper white cardstock and cut it out with a stitched oval. Then I took my gray granite marker and added thicker lines to accentuate the elephants without colouring them totally in. The Wildly Happy stamp set has 9 stamps: 4 cuddly parent/child images and 5 greetings in fun, script fonts.
For today’s post, I’m using the Very Versailles stamp sets two largest images in two colours that come together in the matching Scalloped Linen Thread: Seaside Spray and Crumb Cake. I didn’t want to hide the leaves or the wording, so I centered the greeting across the ribbon. Here’s a tip to keep your layer from flopping when placed over ribbon: Put your adhesive on the top and the bottom of the layer so it adheres to the card layer/base instead of sitting on the ribbon. Yes, that’s embossing on the Seaside Spray punched layer using the Scripty 3D embossing folder. Then two circles on top with the Thank You sentiment. Hope you enjoy this pretty card!