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Pop of Pink Series – Card 1

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Hello Stampers!

This is card 1 of a 4 part series using the new Pop of Pink Collection from Stampin’ Up!

This card uses a standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card base in Melon Mambo which has been stamped from top to bottom (also in Melon Mambo) using the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.  The Melon Mambo Ink is slightly darker than the paper while still blending in which gives it a watermarked look.  Great for backgrounds!

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I used a strip of Basic Black cardstock cut to 5 1/2 x 2 and covered it with the black and gold Pop of Pink Washi Tape.  This was aligned with the background sentiments.

The 3 Balloons were also created using white cardstock covered in Washi Tape then punched out with the Balloon Boquet punch.  Gold Thread was used for the balloon strings.

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The sentiment is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the card a little pop!  Once again using the same Happy Birthday sentiment as the background, this time in black.

This is a perfect card that is simple to create over and over again.  It can also be made in different colors, perfect for feminine as well as masculine cards!

Thanks for Stopping By!

~Bridget Sandoval

Beautifully Simple Christmas Card

Stampin' Up! Snowy Christmas Card uses Mingle All The Way and Endless Wishes Stamp Sets from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.

Hi Everyone.  Today I’m going to share with you a quick and easy Christmas card.  We all love to save time especially around the holidays!  This card takes no time at all, but is so stunning!

Here are the paper sizes you will need:

  • Card Base – 5 ½” x 4 ¼” in Cherry Cobbler
  • Matte 1 – 5 3/8” x 4 1/8” in Soft Sky
  • Matte 2 – 5 ¼” x 4” in Whisper White
  • Small Matte 1 – 2 ¾” x 3 ¾” in Soft Sky
  • Small Matte 2 – 2 5/8” x 3 5/8” in Cherry Cobbler
  • Small Matte 3 – 2 ½” x 3 ½” in Whisper White

I dry embossed the large piece Whisper White card stock using the Northern Flurry Embossing folder.  It’s hard to tell in the picture, but I also spritzed this sheet with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch to add a little sparkle!

Stampin' Up! Snowy Christmas Card uses Mingle All The Way and Endless Wishes Stamp Sets from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.

Using Soft Sky Ink, I stamped the small piece of Whisper White card stock with sever snowflakes from the Endless Wishes stamp set.

I wanted to add a little more sparkle here so I mixed some Cherry Cobbler Stampin Emboss Powder with red glitter (you can get this from any craft store). Using this mixture, I heat embossed the Mingle All the Way sentiment from the Mingle All The Way stamp set!

Next, I attached the 3 small pieces of card stock and tied a 13″ piece of Cherry Cobbler bakers twine around all 3 pieces.

Add a few rhinestones and voila!

Stampin' Up! Snowy Christmas Card uses Mingle All The Way and Endless Wishes Stamp Sets from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.

I wanted to make sure my dry embossed snowflakes had enough POP, so I added 2 rhinestones which were colored using my darkest Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites marker.

Stampin' Up! Snowy Christmas Card uses Mingle All The Way and Endless Wishes Stamp Sets from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.

 

And what is a Christmas Card without a sentiment on the inside???? 🙂

I added a piece of Whisper White card stock that I stamped with snowflakes in Soft Sky and added the “Celebrate the Season” sentiment in Cherry Cobbler using the Endless Wishes stamp set!

Stampin' Up! Snowy Christmas Card uses Mingle All The Way and Endless Wishes Stamp Sets from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.

A few more snowflakes were added to the flap of the envelope to finish things off!!

Stampin' Up! Snowy Christmas Card uses Mingle All The Way and Endless Wishes Stamp Sets from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.

That’s it!  A great simple card that anyone would love, and the Mingle All The Way sentiment is so fun.  This could be for any winter holiday, not just Christmas, and maybe even a winter birthday!

Stampin' Up! Snowy Christmas Card uses Mingle All The Way and Endless Wishes Stamp Sets from the 2014 Holiday Catalog

I hope you enjoy this card.  Thanks for stopping by!

~Bridget

Halloween Moon – Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!

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~Hello Stampers!  Today I am going to share with you a Halloween card and give you a couple of Sneak Peeks!!!

I am going to be without an internet connection for about a week so I won’t be able to post, but I’ll have lots to share with you when I’m back online!

Today’s card is a single layer card.  Sometimes single layer cards can feel so bare without all those layers of paper, but every once in a while it’s just right for the occasion!  This card is very simple and basic and I like the monochromatic look for Halloween.  It really features the moon which is exactly what I wanted!

I started with a grove a trees from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and heat embossed the grove using Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

The Bats are a Sneak Peek at 2 more little stamps from the Holiday Invitation stamp set (I used the holly berries in the Winter Seasons Greetings card that I posted yesterday)!  The bats were also heat embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder!

You may notice a few “Stars” also in the sky, this too is a stamp from the Holiday Invitation stamp set!  The stars were heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss powder.

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After I was done with all of that heat embossing, I cut out a large circle from a piece of paper using my Big Shot and Circle Framelits!  This allowed me to mask the card leaving just a circle showing.

By heat embossing the Trees and Bats first, I am able to use the Emboss Resist technique for the rest of the card!  The moon was sponged using So Saffron and Hello Honey for a rich golden tone!  This looks just like those beautiful Harvest Moons we get in October!!

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The rest of the card was sponged using Smoky Slate (On Sale this week as part of the Weekly Deals), Basic Gray and Basic Black starting with the lightest color closest to the moon and getting darker toward the left edge.  The ground was sponged with Smoky Slate and a little bit of So Saffron for the moon reflection!

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I added some Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon along the bottom with a simple bow.  The sentiment is stamped using a brand new Hostess Stamp Set called Good Greetings!!!  This set has 19 FABULOUS greetings for all holidays and uses the same text we love from the Endless Birthday Wishes and Endless Wishes stamp sets!

(By the way, if you missed out on the Endless Wishes stamp set……..It is in the Holiday Catalog this year!!!!)

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That’s It!  A very Quick and Easy single layer card for Halloween!  The embossed trees and bats make this card feel like it’s more than one layer and add such nice shine to the card to compliment the large moon!

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I hope you enjoyed several of the sneak peeks in today’s post.  I look forward to being back online and sharing more projects with you!  How did we use to live without the internet?  I’m so grateful for my craft room!!

Until next time, have a great day!

 

 

Happy Age Awareness Day!

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Today I want to show you 4 cards that were made in less than an hour (including all the cutting!).  We all have busy lives and it’s nice to know that there are quick and easy cards out there to be made!

I fell in love with the modern and witty sentiments in the new Age Awareness stamp set!  Things like “Hey I remembered your birthday, Thanks Facebook” and “Happy Cake Day, Oh and Happy Birthday too”.  These are great for young and old alike as well as masculine and feminine cards.  This is such a versatile set, I definitely recommend having this in your collection.  It’s nice to have sentiments that are outside of the norm.

Age Awareness Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Ok, so on to the quick and easy cards!  All 4 cards are A2 size and use a Whisper White card base.  To keep the cards simple and to make several cards very quick, I used 4 colors: Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight.

Card 1 Recipe:

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Old Olive card stock was used for the matte.  I stamped the balloon in Daffodil Delight, Sentiment in Night of Navy, and repeated the candles across the bottom in Rich Razzleberry.  Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine was added for POP.

The sentiment inside reads: “Oh, and Happy Birthday too!”

 

Card 2 Recipe:

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This card is VERY simple using only 2 colors!  Night of Navy card stock was used for the matte.  “Happy” is stamped in Old Olive, and “Age Awareness Day” is stamped in Night of Navy.

The sentiment inside reads: “You look way better at this age than I thought you would”

Isn’t this a great masculine card?!

 

Card 3 Recipe:

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Here is another easy using only 2 colors!  Rich Razzleberry card stock was used for the matte.  “Happy Birthday” is stamped in Rich Razzleberry, and the swirls are stamped in Daffodil Delight.

The sentiment inside reads: “Any excuse to eat cake, right?”

 

Card 4 Recipe:

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This last card is simple to make but has so much PIZZAZZ!  I used Daffodil Delight as the matte. “Hey I remembered your” is stamped in Old Olive, and “Birthday” was colored using Night of Navy, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers.

Using the Star from my Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, I punched out stars across the top of the card (through both layers so you can see through the card).  I also punched out multiple stars from the Old Olive, Night of Navy, and Daffodil Delight card stock and glued them randomly to the bottom of the card.

The sentiment inside reads: “Thanks, Facebook.”

Aren’t all of these cards FABULOUS!!!  I loved making these quick and easy cards to share with you.  I hope this inspires you to create multiple cards using one stamp set!

Until next time, have a great day!

 

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