Using Stampin’ Up! Note Cards

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Creating hand-made greeting cards can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like!  Sometimes we just don’t have time for all the frills, and sometimes a simple card is the best anyway!  Here are two samples of quick and easy cards using two different Stampin’ Up! stamp sets along with Stampin’ Up! Note Cards.

  • Note Cards measure 5″ x 3-1/2″ – just a bit smaller than a standard card – and come pre-scored and include an envelope.  They make card making a bit quicker because everything’s ready to go – just open up the package!
  • My first card uses Floral Wings stamp set.  I created another card using this gorgeous set and different stamp components you can view HERE.  Instead, this one uses the pretty vase.  I just couldn’t do a completely flat one-layer card, so I popped the vase up on Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the “Just For You” sentiment in Memento Black Ink and added the lines with a ruler and a Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • Lining the envelope with the Envelope Liner Framelits gives such a clean finished look and even carries the polka dot theme through.  And the Envelope Liner Framelits come with three framelits to line a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ envelope, a Note Card envelope and a 3″x3″ envelope.
  • My color scheme is Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist, three colors from the Subtles grouping of colors.  The Subtles Collection Designer Paper Slab is perfect for envelope lining.

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And here’s my second card using the same design:

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  • This one uses the sweet vase in the Pictogram Punch stamp set.  As its name implies, this versatile stamp set coordinates with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punches to make snipping out several of the images as easy as can be!  And, to top it off, purchase both the stamp set and coordinating punches and save 15%!  The heart image and the flowers are all punched out and raised up on Dimensionals.
  • My color scheme for this card comes from the Subtles Collection of Stampin’ Up! colors – Rose Red, Garden Green and Night of Navy.  A little Garden Green Candy Dot from the Subtles Candy Dots accents the vase.
  • For this card, I used my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to create the lines.
  • I tried my hand at creating my own coordinating designer paper to line my envelope using the flower stamp and Whisper White Cardstock then cut it out with the Envelope Framelits Die and Big Shot.  I really like how it turned out!

Which is your favorite?  I’d love to hear from you.  Post a comment in the comments section on my blog and let me know which one you like the best.

 

Don’t Forget!

Get free card kits from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

 

For Card No. 1:
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Big Shot

$110.00


For Card No. 2:
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Big Shot

$110.00


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Floral Wings and Bold Butterflies Framelits

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No one does coordination better than Stampin’ Up! and today’s card is no exception!  Floral Wings stamp set is a photopolymer host-exclusive set in the Annual Catalog and has uber coordination factor in the various pieces of this two-step stamp set.  And Bold Butterflies Framelits along with the Big Shot will cut that sweet butterfly out just perfectly.

  • I’ve grabbed a palette of 2015-17 In Colors again, using Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush and Tip Top Taupe.  Gosh, will I ever get tired of these gorgeous colors?
  • Be sure to purchase a package of the 2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks.  You’ll receive 40 sheets total, 4 each of 2 double-sided designs in the 5 new In Colors.  I’m tellin’ ya – you’ll be using this paper on every project!
  • The Gold Metallic Doily was the perfect backdrop to my butterfly, but because this is a gate-fold card, I needed that piece to be a little more substantial, so I cut a Delightful Dijon cardstock circle from my Circle Framelits and adhered them together.

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  • You can see that this cards folds in half in the center, and the circle motif is what keeps the card together.  Just cut your cardstock base at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ like usual, but then score it at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″.  I used my ScorePal for quick scoring.
  • You’ll want a strong adhesive to adhere half of the circle to the front of the card.  The new Tear & Tape Adhesive works perfectly for this job!  I also used it down the center of the butterfly body to adhere it to the Gold Doily, allowing the wings be free.

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  • And here’s the inside of my card.  Some stamping on a Whisper White cardstock liner is another great coordinating element.

Any questions about the gate card fold?  I’d love to hear from you – just leave me a comment!

 

And here are your weekly deals for this week!  Grab some of that Gold Glimmer Paper for the holidays!

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Don’t Forget!

Get free card kits from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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$110.00


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2015-16 Holiday Catalog Product Shares

Holiday Catalog Product Shares – available now!

Take advantage of being able to purchase smaller amounts of all of the papers, ribbons and accessories from the NEW 2015-16 Holiday Catalog at an affordable price with my brand new Holiday Catalog Product Shares.
Details are now available – these shares are currently offered as “save your shares”.  Supplies for the first round of share groups will be ordered as soon as the catalog goes live on September 1st, so to get in on the first batch, save your spot today!

 

Ribbon Share ($12.00):

This bundle includes 19 yards of ribbon. You’ll receive 1 yard of Real Red Pom Pom Trim, 2 yards of Very Vanilla 1-1/4 Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon, 5 yards of Silver Cording Trim, 5 yards of Gold Cording Trim, 1 yard of Gold Glitter Ribbon, 1 yard of White Glitter Ribbon, 1 yard of Garden Green 1/8 Striped Ribbon, 1 yard of Real Red 1/8 Striped Ribbon and 2 yards of Rich Razzleberry 3/8 Cotton Ribbon.

 
 
 

Accessories Share ($11.25):

This bundle includes 44 pieces of fun embellishments! You’ll receive 12 Enamel Dots (2 each of each color in 2 different sizes), 6 Designer Buttons (2 each of 3 shapes), 6 Wooden Snowflake Elements (2 each of 3 sizes), 4 Winter Wonderland Embellishments, 4 Iced Rhinestone Embellishments (2 each of 2 sizes), 2 Reindeer Paper Clips, 6 Into the Woods Wooden Elements (2 each of 3 designs, and 4 Spider Web Doilies.

Designer & Specialty Paper Share ($16.25): This bundle includes 6, 6 x 6 sheets from the following paper packs: Home for Christmas, Into the Woods, Happy Haunting and Season of Cheer. Because of the way in which the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP is packaged, it will contain 5, 6 x 6 squares and 2, 6 x 3 pieces from that pack. It also contains 12, 6 x 6 sheets of Winter Wonderland Foil Vellum, 1, 6 x 6 Red Foil Sheet,  1, 6 x 6 Black Glimmer Paper Sheet, 3, 6 x 6 squares of Foil Vellum, 4, 6 x 6 sheets from the Merry Moments Pack (2 each of 2 prints) and 2, 6 x 6 sheets of Red Envelope paper. You’ll receive a total of 53 sheets of Designer Series and Specialty Papers!

Double Share ($32.00): Get DOUBLE the amount of paper for 6 x 12 cuts of all sheets indicated above! This extra length is perfect for scrapbookers, bigger dies or just those who love paper! Please note that the Merry Moments DSP and Winter Wonderland Foil Vellum is pre-cut by the company and this portion of the share will just be double sheets. Get a DISCOUNT with the Double Share!

I Want it ALL Share! ($39.50):

This share is for everyone who wants EVERY share listed above. Make things easy and just say “I want it all!” rather than picking and choosing!

 

Seasonal Snapshot 2015 PL Accessory Pack
Plus, when you purchase an “I Want it ALL Share!” you can opt to add on the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Accessory Pack for 50% off!!  This is a savings of $6.50 as a special thank you for purchasing the “I Want it All Share”! This add on is entirely optional.

 

I Want it ALL Share with DOUBLE Designer & Specialty Paper ($55.25): You can also get the DSP discount with the I Want it ALL Share featuring the DOUBLE Paper assortment for 12 x 6 cuts!

 

Want to sign up for 1, 2 or ALL of these shares!? Just e-mail me at krisshuels@gmail.com with your selections.

There is shipping on the shares based on the quantity of shares ordered. I will send you an invoice that is payable online using any credit/debit card.In order to offer these shares, I have to collect signups, submit the order, get the order delivered by Stampin’ Up!, re-package and cut all of the shares (very time consuming) and ship back out to you. Thank you in advance for your patience through this process.  I’ll be working as quickly as possible to fill your order.


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Weekly Deals

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Weekly Deals! You know how much I love that wonderful envelope punch board – now’s your chance to grab one on sale!

Don’t Forget!

August Card Shop card samples aren’t ready yet, but you can still earn your free cards right now!  Get your card kits free from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  And that includes Weekly Deals!  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.


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Wonderful Wreath and Happy Birthday Everyone

Happy birthday everyone with wreath

This card came from an idea I had about the Wonderful Wreath Framelits by Stampin’ Up!  I wanted to use the pieces to this framelits set to create a summer wreath for a special birthday card.

  • The colors I chose are Melon Mambo, Hello Honey, Night of Navy and Old Olive.  They’re the colors in the English Garden Designer Paper, minus a couple, but worked really well for the wreath.
  • I started by cutting out the wreath base using Old Olive Cardstock with the two wreath framelits – both the inside and the outside pieces.  This allows some of the green to peek through so that you don’t have to cut out extra leaves.  Here’s a photo of how the wreath begins:

Wonderful Wreath and Big Shot

  • Cutting out all of the flowers is a breeze with the Framelits.  I doubled the cardstock, cutting two at a time, and the framelits cut through both layers nicely.  “Scrunching” the cardstock flowers made them a bit more three dimensional.
  • The centers of the flowers are created with the 1/4″ Circle Handheld Punch; use a 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere them all.
  • A pretty Night of Navy 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon is the perfect accent to the wreath, held in place with a Glue Dot.

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  • My sentiment comes from a host-exclusive stamp set called Happy Birthday, EveryoneHere’s another card using this great set.  Choose this stamp set as a free gift when you order a minimum of $150 in products in my Online Store (before tax/shipping).

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  • And inside the card, I used the “happy birthday” sentiment from the same set stamped in Night of Navy Ink – such a pretty combination of fonts!

 

 

Handmade for the Holidays

And coming your way soon – 201-16 Holiday Catalog shares!  I know how much everyone loves to get shares for designer papers, ribbons and accessories once a new catalog begins.  The Holiday Catalog is just around the corner – due to launch to my customers on September 1st!  I’ll be taking reservations soon for all three types of shares – or get an “I want it all” share with all three.

Don’t Forget!

August Card Shop card samples aren’t ready until mid-month, but you can begin earning your free cards right now!  Get your card kits free from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25


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Wild About Flowers

Wild About Flowers

I love flowers – any kind of flowers, but most of all wildflowers.  And Wild About Flowers is a favorite two-step stamp set this year from the Stampin’ Up! 2015-16 Annual Catalog.  So often we immediately go to pinks and blues for flowers, but I wanted to show you a bit different color scheme for this set.  I’ve used Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey with a touch of Gold for a more Fall-like feel.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m not rushing the end of the summer!  We still have weeks left of gorgeous weather.  But this color combo is a bit more subtle, maybe for a bit more somber occasion.

  • I was trying my hand at a different sized card when I began this project.  My card ended up being 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, just a little bit taller than the Stampin’ Up! Notecards (which are 3-1/2″ x 5″).  To make this size card, you’ll want to cut your base cardstock (in this case Whisper White) at either 5-1/2″ x 7″ for a side opening or at 3-1/2″ x 11″ for a top opening.

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  • The pretty Mossy Meadow designer paper is from the English Garden Designer Series Paper pack.  I love that there are “quieter” prints on one side and “busier” prints on the reverse side, giving you lots of choices.
  • The main image Whisper White Cardstock piece measures 2-1/2″ x 3″ and is stamped first in Mossy Meadow Ink to create the stems then in Hello Honey Ink to add on the flowers.  Don’t forget the Dimensionals to raise up that main image!
  • A very thin piece of Hello Honey Cardstock measuring 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ finishes off the bottom of the main image nicely.
  • “You’ll be missed” is just one of the many very usable sentiments in this set.  I’ve stamped it tone-on-tone with Soft Suede then punched it out with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.  The smallest of the Gold Metallic Foil Doilies is just the right size to back the sentiment.

Wild About Flowers closeup

  • Before adding on the sentiment circle, I used some Gold Metallic Thread behind it to soften the look of the card.
  • And of course, with the Envelope Punch Board, it’s a snap to create not only a coordinating envelope using Hello Honey Cardstock, but it’s just the right size, too.

Weekly Deals logo

Every Tuesday there are a fresh selection of discounted products – for just one week only!  And your Weekly Deal purchases count towards free card kits! See below.

Weekly Deals

 

Don’t Forget!

August Card Shop card samples aren’t ready until mid-month, but you can begin earning your free cards right now!  Get your card kits free from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Watercolor Words

WatercolorWords

Watercolor Words stamp set by Stampin’ Up! really caught my eye on the first pass through the new 2015-16 Annual Catalog!  I love how all of the stamps look watercolored and think it’s pretty clever that the stamps can be made so that there’s less ink on part of the stamps – on purpose!

 

  • I can’t seem to get away from using the new 2015-17 In Colors – they’re just gorgeous!  This is Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron with Basic Black.
  • Great coordination factor – the flower in the Watercolor Words stamp set goes so nicely with the flower in the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • Circles are made with the 1-3/4″ and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches, and the banner end is cut with the new Banner Triple Punch.
  • The center of the flower is created with a Metal Rimmed Pearl colored black with a Sharpie marker.
  • Dimensionals are important to this card.  The entire Whisper White Cardstock piece is popped up , then the flower circle is raised up off the card front by stacking 2 Dimensionals together on the left side and one Dimensional on the right side.

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This card came together in under a half hour.  It’s simple but effective for when there’s not a lot of time for fussing.

Don’t Forget!

August Card Shop card samples aren’t ready until mid-month, but you can begin earning your free cards right now!  Get your card kits free from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Weekly Deals and Updated Clearance Rack

Here are your Weekly Deals!  Love those In Color Blossom Accents!

 

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Clearance Rack

And don’t forget to shop the Clearance Rack.  A few fabulous new items have been added.  Click HERE to go to the Clearance Rack.

 

All of your qualifying purchases through my Online Store earn you FREE card kits!  August Card Shop card samples aren’t ready until mid-month, but you can begin earning your free cards right now!  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.


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2015-17 In Color Pairings

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Do you remember the previous post with the cool layout I posted HERE?  I decided to use that same layout and explore some interesting color combinations using the new 2015-17 In Colors along with existing colors.  I’ve really enjoyed seeing different results in using all of the In Colors together, and now it’s time to pair the new In Colors with some of our other favorites.  Here are a couple of cards using just the new 2015-17 In Colors –  click HERE, HERE and HERE for some samples of how well they work together.  For now, let’s look at some other combos!

 

This card begins with Tip Top Taupe, our brand new neutral in the 2015-17 In Color Collection.  I love this paired with Basic Black, but then it needed a pop of color – and Bermuda Bay was just the color to do that!

IC Cucumber Crush

Next up is Cucumber Crush.  It looks fantastic with Basic Black again, and an equally bright and cheerful color Melon Mambo.  It’s also going to be a great color for a traditional Christmas green color.

IC Delightful Dijon

Delightful Dijon is going to be my “go to” color of autumn!  I just love the rich gold color.  It pairs nicely with a lot of the Regals Collection colors, and here I chose Cherry Cobbler.

IC Mint Macaron

Mint Macaron looks wonderful with a lot of colors!  I chose Calypso Coral and Blackberry Bliss for this card for a bit of an unusual combination but one I think works well.

IC Watermelon Wonder

If I had to choose one favorite color among the new In Colors, it would be Watermelon Wonder.  I love that it’s an unusual pink with a touch of coral to it.  It also combines well with a variety of colors.  Here I chose Island Indigo and Smoky Slate.

 

With all the cards, I used the 2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, a White Perfect Accent and a Rhinestone for accessories.  Some have ribbons; others have a strip of cardstock in the background.  I used three different Circle Punches and ran the two colored circles through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  And don’t forget to pop a couple of the circles up with Dimensionals – it makes such a difference!

 

You’ll notice that I stamped all of my cards with a welcome stamp – that’s because we added seven new members to the From the Heart Stampers Team last month!  Each brand new member received one of the color combos above.  I’d love for you to give the Stampin’ Up! experience a test drive – why not check it out further HERE and let me know if you’re interested!

 

Don’t Forget!

August Card Shop card samples aren’t ready until mid-month, but you can begin earning your free cards right now!  Get your card kits free from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code MXJ2MAMV when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Big Shot

$110.00


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True Love (oh, and some Stampin’ Up! “last call” deadlines)

July is coming to a close – where is the summer going!  I don’t usually share much personal news but please indulge this “Gra-gra’s” overflowing heart by allowing me to introduce Aubrey Kristine Schilling, born July 23rd and weighing in at 6 lbs. 11 oz.  Here’s a great big dose of cuteness – love abounds!
And now on to Stampin’ Up! news!

 

There are a lot of deadlines for the end of July!  Please read on so that you don’t miss out on these awesome offerings.

 

2015-16 ANNUAL CATALOG SHARES:
I’ll be offering all of the Catalog Shares through July 31st only – after that, they’ll no longer be available!  A share is a smaller sampling of products from the brand new catalog so that you’ll have a smaller amount of a lot more product for your money.
Click HERE for more information and to order yours.

 

2015-17 IN COLOR CLUB:
The In Color Club helps you to get all of the new In Color products in a club format – all of the products in one color for five months in a row.  There’s also an “express” option if you’d like all of your new In Color products shipped all at once.  Your registration for the Club must be received by July 31st – after that, the Club will be closed.
Click HERE for more information and to order yours.

 

JULY CARD SHOP CARD KITS:
July 31st is also the last day to order your July Card Shop card kits – whether you are receiving them free with an order or whether you would like to pay for them and not order.
Click HERE for more information and to order yours.

 

MY STAMPIN’ GARAGE SALE:
There are still lots of great deals on my gently used, retired Stampin’ Up! supplies.  Look over the lists and let me know what you’d like!
Click here to view the retired stamps list.
Click here to view the retired accessories list.

 

50% OFF PAPER PUMPKIN:
If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time –  50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to give it a try!Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Click to Join Now!


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