Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sweet Strawberry Birthday Card

 Here is a cute card that sends hints of Spring.  It is a fun fold "Double Z Card" and is surprisingly easy and fast to make.  If you'd like to make this card, here is the recipe:

  • Cardstock - Card Base - Poppy Parade - 11 x 4.25; Score @ 2.75, 5.5
  • Cardstock - Card Inside - Granny Apple Green - 9 x 3.25; Score @ 3, 6.
  • Outside Liner - Green Plaid - Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper- 4 x 2.5
  • Cardbase Inside Liner - Basic White Cardstock - 4 x 5.25
  • Cardbase Inside Liner - Strawberry Print -Berry Delightfyl Designer Series Paper - 3.75 x 5.

  • Green Z Fold - White Liner - Cut 2, 2.75 x 3; stamp one with flower and leaf stamp and the other with the inside greeting, " Happy Birthday You Sweet Thing".  Add flowers and stamp if desired.

  • Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set - Basic White Card stock - stamp two strawberry images, two strawberry leaf tops, two leafs, as shown and punch with Strawberry Builder Punch.
  • Fold on score lines.  Apply inside liners to the card base with glue tape.  
  • Apply green plaid liner to green card face with glue tape.
  • Attach the stamped white square with leafs and blossoms to the outside green card fold. Attach the stamped and  punched strawberries, strawberry tops, and leafs to the stamped blossom / leaf design with dimensionals.
  • Attach the stamped inside greeting to the inside of the green card fold.
The card is completed.  Add a matching envelope and stamp the outside of the envelope with strawberries to add some interest.

Welcoming Window Birthday Card

Showing you the card I made using the Welcoming Window stamp set and matching Window Flower Box dies. Stamped most of the features on this card and liked the brick wall created by using Soft Suede ink and stamping off techniques. Layering Squares dies create the frame for the card face greeting. Here's the recipe to put this one together:
  • Cardstock -Card Base - Early Expresso - 8.5 x 5.5.  Score at 4 .25
  • Add liner card stock - Calypso Coral - 4 x 5.25
  • Add liner card stock as stamp surface - Very Vanilla - 3.75 x 5.
  • Stamp the brick wall using Soft Suede ink using the stamp off technique and cover the entire sheet.
  • Stamp and cut out with Window Flower Box dies the shutters (2), window (1), plant ledge (2) using Early Expresso ink.
  • Stamp and cut out with Window Flower Box dies the three green flower bunches.  Garden Green Ink and Calypso Coral ink for the flowers.
  • From Bumblebee card stock, cut out three flower pots, one large, one medium, and one small.
  • From Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla card stock:  stamp the greeting using Calypso Coral ink and cut out with Layering Squares die.  Cut out the next size Layering Square from Calypso Coral card stock.  Adhere together.
  • Assemble the flower pots with flower bunches as shown.  Adhere window, shutters and ledges to card face using dimensionals.
  • Adhere the flower pots to the ledges and the greeting to the ledge as shown.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Art Gallery Birthday Card

Art Gallery Stamp Set - Stampin' Up!

This card was created using the Art Gallery stamp set and the Floral Gallery dies from Stampin' Up!  Used Flirty Flamingo card stock as the card base and added Pear Pizzazz and White to complete the card layers.  Flirty Flamingo Ink was the color choice for stamping the greeting and the Designer Series Paper at the bottom of the card face came from Flower and Field DSP.  Hope you enjoy watching the video I made to show you how to put this card together!  Click on the link to see the video:


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Comfort and Hope - Card For Comfort

This card was made intended to be a card for comfort and hope for someone going through hard and difficult times.  I've also thought that it could be used for a masculine birthday card just by changing the greetings on the card face and inside.  
This card used Pretty Peacock and White card stock as the card base and liner.  The stamp set that was used is Stampin' Up!'s Comfort and Hope stamp set with inks of Pretty Peacock, Soft Sea Foam, and Blushing Bride.  The Painted Texture embossing folder adds some interest to the liner, especially when brushed with the new blending brushed that Stampin' Up! offers in the new mini catalog.  The Tailored Tag punch provides a home for the card face greeting, but any punch can be used as long as it fits the stamp used.  Hope you like this easy but subtle and beautiful card.


All Things Fabulous Birthday Card

A feminine birthday card done in Highland Heather card stock with floral accents of Highland Heather and Melon Mambo. Stitched So Sweetly dies and Fabulous Floral dies are combined as shown to make this framed card face.  The stamp set are Stampin' Up!'s All Things Fabulous and Dragonfly Garden.  


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Art Gallery Stamp Set, 2021


This is a very simple but beautiful card to make to celebrate a birthday. Using Purple Posy as the card base, I added a Highland Heather liner and Designer Series Paper second liner. Stamped the Image of a flower trio from the Art Gallery stamp set twice with Purple Posy ink and colored the floral lines within the flower with Blends. Colored the stems and leaves with Old Olive Blends and added a simple bow, tying both flower bunches together.

Garden Wishes Stamp Set With Matching Dies, 2021

Garden Wishes, 2021

I never make a card in a square shape so I thought I'd try making one using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set. The dandelion flowers has four layers cut with the Dandy Wishes dies that match the stamp. Additional dandelion leaves enhanced the "bouquet" and with adding a couple of vellum floral images, the front of the card was made. I used Daffodil Delight as a card base with Old Olive cardstock liner and the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper is the center of attention.

Card Base - 4 1/4 x 8 1/2; Score at 4 1/4
Liner - Old Olive, 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
Liner - Daffodil Delight, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
Liner- Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper, 3 x 3
Vellum - cut two flower images from vellum as shown in the card.
Old Olive card stock- Cut four dandelion leaf images, two large and two small with dies
Basic White Card Stock- Stamp the single dandelion image on the card stock with black Memento ink and cut out with matching die.
Stamp bumble bee with Memento black ink on Basic White paper and color with Daffodil Delight Blend.

Cut two sets of dandelion flowers (four layers) from the Dandy Wishes Dies with Daffodil Delight card stock. Cut two flowers (second largest flower die) with the Daffodil Delight card stock. Take the single dandelion flower and add the two medium sized flower die over the stamped flower and adhere with glue tape. Assemble the die cut dandelion flowers and separate with dimensionals, layering on top of each other. Make two flowers. Assemble the flowers and the dandelion flower image in "bouquet' style and add the leaves and the vellum flowers. At the base of the assembled "bouquet" add a simple bow, tying the "bouquet" together. Add the bumble bee to the flower on a dimensional.


Saturday, November 7, 2020

Perfect Poinsettia

 This is a Christmas card featuring the beautiful poinsettia flower.  The flower is made from Whisper White card stock in 5 layers and accented by three pearls for the flower center.  I've added some sprigs done in White flocked card stock, Pear Pizzazz and Gold foil card stock.  Anchoring the flower is a gold label that was cut out with a die from Ornate Frames dies from gold foil paper.  All that you need to add is a beautiful wish for a Merry Christmas on the inside and you are ready to send this card to someone special on your card list.