Tuesday, 28 January 2020

"Paper Pieced" Little Ladybug Card


Hi Friends! Last week I sent out some cards that I made using the adorable "Little Ladybug" stamp set. I only used a "Whisper White" card base and no card layers. But the fun part of the card was the paper-pieced flowers! So easy! I simply stamped the flowers onto my card, then again onto Designer Series Paper. Once I cut the flowers from the Designer Series Paper I simply adhered them directly to the card front with glue, and the second flower is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals! 



Stamping onto Designer Series Paper for paper piecing is such a FAST way to add a pop of colour and design to cards and it's always been one of my favourite techniques!



Some of the cards have clouds on them, from the "This Little Piggy" stamp set, and some don't. These cards were quick to make and turned out really cute! Try the paper piecing technique with your next card - I promise you'll love it!

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Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

Monday, 27 January 2020

"Dressed to Impress" Card Tutorial



Hi Friends! The card I'm sharing with you today, featuring our new "Dressed to Impress Bundle", was created by the lovely Stella McKay!

Supplies:
  • Stamp set: Dressed to Impress (151666)*
  • Cardstock and Paper: Blushing Bride (131198), Smoky Slate (131202), Whisper White (100730), Rose Glimmer Paper (146959)
  • Ink: Blushing Bride (147100), Melon Mambo (147051), Basic Gray (149165), Tuxedo Black Memento (132708)
  • Miscellaneous: All Dressed Up Dies (151665)*, Painted Labels Dies (151605), Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (151474), 5/8” Organdy Striped Ribbon Petal Pink (149441), Old Olive Light Stampin’ Blends (144574), Paper Trimmer (152392), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Bone Folder (102300), Paper Snips (103579), die-cutting and embossing machine

*Purchase the Dressed to Impress stamp set and coordinating All Dressed Up Dies together at a 10% discount (153832)

Measurements:
  • Blushing Bride card base:5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” then folded on the crease with the Bone Folder plus a scrap about 1” x 1”
  • Smoky Slate: 3-1/2” x 2-1/4”
  • Whisper White: 2” x 2-1/4” and 1-1/2” x 1-1/4”
  • Rose Glimmer Paper: 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
  • Ribbon: 13”

Instructions:

  1. Using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, emboss one half of the Blushing Bride card base.
  2. Stamp perfume bottle and flower with Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock. Stamp Blushing Bride inside perfume bottle. Stamp off once with Melon Mambo and stamp flower. Color in leaves with the Old Olive Light Stampin’ Blends marker. Die cut both with your die-cutting machine.
  3. Stamp the perfume bottle again with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Blushing Bride scrap. With Paper Snips cut out the “parfum” center and the box around it. With SNAIL Adhesive, affix to the full perfume bottle as its label.
  4. Stamp the “hello fabulous!” sentiment with Basic Gray ink to right side of your Smoky Slate cardstock. Die cut with the notched rectangle from the Painted Labels Dies so that sentiment is on the right side, leaving room for the perfume bottle. The exclamation point in “fabulous!” should end about ¼” from the edge of the die cut piece.
  5. Using Rose Glimmer Paper die cut the circular swirl from the Painted Labels Dies.
  6. Overlap ribbon so it appears like a big bow. Affix the area where it all crosses with Tear & Tape Adhesive then affix to the card front to the left of center.
  7. Affix the perfume bottle and flower to the sentiment piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Affix this piece to the Rose Glimmer Paper with Mini Glue Dots and so the swirl is popped out from the left side about ¾”.
  8. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, attach the whole center piece on top of the ribbon.


Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Build a Scene Card with "Mountain Air" & "Pedal to the Metal" Stamp Sets - VIDEO



Hi Friends! I recently shared an easy card, using the new "Mountain Air" stamp set, and I promised to share a 'stepped up' version - well, here it is!


As soon as I saw the "Pedal to the Metal" and "Mountain Air" stamp sets in our new 2020 Mini Catalogue, I KNEW I wanted to make a card using both of them together.

What FUN this card was to make! The first card I made (above) is for my sweetheart, for Valentine's day (trust me, he'd rather have a card with a truck on it, than hearts! LOL).  The inside is stamped with a "Happy Valentine's Day" and "I love our life together."


I decided to make the same card for my Dad's upcoming 70th birthday, which is the card I demonstrate in the video. Both my Dad and my BF have blue trucks, so I really didn't change up the cards too much. I think I prefer the second card I made, for my dad, to be honest - I like the brighter sky. I can't decide though if I like the die-cut mountains best in Basic Gray or Smoky Slate inks but I think both colours work.


Each card took me about an hour to make, but I enjoyed every minute of it! Here's how I made them:



PS: Thanks to a viewer's comment on my video, I realized the 'earth' on the card doesn't make too much sense does it? HAHAH! I should have made a sun instead (or even the moon). Oh well! What can I say? I had too much fun making the earth so just 'go with it', k? LOL

The sentiments I used on my Dad's card are from past "Paper Pumpkin" sets. I stamped the envelope for my dad's card too and used a mailing label for his address. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card demonstration! I'll be back on Monday, have a fabulous weekend!

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HAPPY STAMPING!