Peaceful Pines Christmas card

Peaceful Pines

Stampin’ Up! has given us so many wonderfully bundles with coordinating stamp sets and framelits for the Big Shot.  And Peaceful Pines stamp set and Perfect Pines Framelits has to be one of my favorites in this year’s 2015 Holiday Catalog.  There are so many different uses for the tree images with really lovely coordinating images and five different sentiments.

We’re always looking for Christmas cards that we can mass produce, and this one is quick and easy with lots of interest.

  • I started with an Old Olive Cardstock card base and wrapped some Linen Thread around the spine three times, tying in a bow.
  • The Whisper White Cardstock has two strips of Season of Cheer Designer Washi Tape at the bottom.  There is a TON of tape per roll, and you’ll receive 5 different colors in this grouping.
  • Corner rounding a couple of the corners really adds interest and is super quick and easy with the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Corner Punch.
  • Next comes some Burlap Ribbon that’s been trimmed down both edges and frayed a little.  On top of that is a piece of Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon.  Use Fast Fuse to adhere both of these pretty trims to your card.
  • The tree is stamped in Old Olive ink, cut out with the Perfect Pines Framelits and adhered with Dimensionals.  I did the same with the tree stand with Early Espresso ink.  The star on top is using the same framelits set (see, I told you there were tons of fun pieces!) and cutting out Gold Glimmer Paper.

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And you’re done – super quick and still really interesting!

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Using Stampin’ Up! Note Cards

floral wings vase

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:

pictogram punch

  • 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.

 

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Something to Say and I Like You

Something to Say

I have a quick & Easy card for you today – something you can create in just a few minutes, but I think it packs a punch!  Unfortunately, there are many times these encouraging words could be a comfort to those around you – sympathy, illness, any of life’s challenges.

  • I’ve combined three stamp sets – Something to Say for the beautiful sentiment, I Like You (a hostess-exclusive stamp set) and Party Pennants, a stamp fro the July 2013 Paper Pumpkin kit for the Old Olive background behind the sentiment.
  • I know you’re waiting patiently (or not!) for the release of the Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities Markers!  Let me tell you, they’re worth the wait!  There’s never been an easier way to color in images!  I used Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight to color in my pretty flower image.  I created another card using the same stamp and color scheme HERE.  Word on the street is that they should be available later in June or possibly into July, so sit tight – they’re coming!

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People Like You and Perfect Pennants

People Like You and Perfect Pennants

People Like You is a single stamp from the Stampin' Up! 2014 Occasions Catalog.  It's such a beautiful image!  And although the sentiment is a wonderful one, you can replace it with anything you'd like just by using the Decorative Label Punch that lines up with the stamp.  I've also created THIS CARD the same way.

  • Colors are Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Slush
  • There's a touch of giltter in the centers of the flowers using Dazzling Details and 2-Way Glue Pen.
  • I sponged around the edges of the sentiment from Perfect Pennants with Pear Pizzazz ink so that it would stand out a bit better and coordinate with the stem then popped it up on Dimensionals.
  • Corner rounding has never been easier with the Envelope Punch Board – a perfect 2-in-1 tool investment!
  • Three Chocolate Chip Candy Dots from the Neutrals Collection complete this simple card.

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Retro Fresh Thank You

Retro Thank You

I'm having so much fun with Stampin' Up!'s Circle Mongram Stamps.  Create address labels, a stamp for the back of your handmade cards, personalize gifts and goodies and more!  They're easy to design – I've made and ordered three so far.  This one is for creating thank you cards and stamping on the envelopes as well. 

My card started with a fun sketch from one of my team members.  We have a weekly sketch challenge on our Team Facebook page, and this is the one posted for last week:

CASE of the Mondays 5-001

It's the first place I start when designing a card – I've just got to have a good sketch!   See how easy it is to just plug in your images and supplies!  

  • This layout drew me to the Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape.  It almost looks just like it!  That built the basis for my color scheme, but I did decide to soften the look by using Pool Party cardstock and ink.  It matches and is a little softer look.
  • Next element was that I wanted to show off my  new personalized Circle Monogram Stamp.  I've already ordered three different ones – they're really addicting!  And they're so easy to create!  Just enter the item code 132852 in my online store and up pops a screen where you can design what you want in the different locations on the stamp.  Choose to create a personalized stamp for the backs of your cards, an address stamp or whatever you can think of!  I've done a "hand cancel" stamp for my precious hand-stamped cards.  I've also designed one to congratulate my team members for their achievements.
  • Gorgeous Grunge seems to be my "go to" stamp set these days when I need a little something extra on my card.  Here are all the wonderful images you get in this set.

gorgeous grunge

  • Lots of Stampin' Up! circle punches made this card a snap!  My favorite corner rounder of all time is the one built into the Envelope Punch Board – two tools for the price of one!
  • A cute Naturals Button and some Linen Thread complete my quick and easy card.

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Bright and Happy

 hey there

A simple backdrop of black and white sets off these pretty little lanterns from Happy Congratulations stamp set.  I used scraps of my Brights Designer Series Paper Stack along with the smallest circle fromthe Cirlce Framelits set to cut out one of every color in the Brights CollectionDimensionals are a must on this card – they bring the lanterns to life!

I love the sweet sentiment and great font of "hey there friend".  But it's not in any of our catalogs!  It came from the Welcome Kit for Paper Pumpkin!  And if you haven't already subscribed to this fantastic card kit, now's the time!  You'll receive a FREE set of Stampin' Write Markers along with your first Paper Pumpkin kit.  Read all about Paper Pumpkin HERE.

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