Friday, June 30, 2017

Balloon Bonanza

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I love the "Super Duper" stamp set--it's another fun set that carried over from the 2017 Occasions catalog to the 2017-18 Annual catalog.  I've recently seen stampers pairing our new In Color, Lemon Lime Twist, with a returning favorite, Night of Navy, and I thought these colors would be fun to use for a "Super Duper" birthday card.

Actually, I got the idea of stamping a bajillion of the balloon stamps in two different colors from a card I saw on Pinterest. I feel like the balloon were just released for some festive occasion!
I started by stamping the balloon in Night of Navy on the bottom of a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped the balloon again across the top, but this time in Lemon Lime Twist. I adhered this to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Night of Navy mat. I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon around the center of this piece before adhering it to a Lemon Lime Twist card base.

Next I stamped the main sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist onto a 1-3/4" by 4-1/4" strip of Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped the sentiment again in Night of Navy onto a Whisper White scrap and cut just the word "birthday" out, and then adhered it onto the Lemon Lime Twist sentiment. I adhered this piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Finally, I stamped the balloon one more time onto a Whisper White scrap--once in Lemon Lime Twist and once in Night of Navy. I fussy cut the balloons and adhered them to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This card was fun--and quick--to make and I think it's a great card for a 'tween or a teen--or anyone celebrating a birthday!


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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Baby Sailboat

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations  I don't know about you, but since I'm a woman of a certain age, all of my peers are done with the baby making business and we're all far too young to be grandmothers yet. So, we don't have much of an opportunity to make cards for baby showers or new babies. Until we need one--like for the explosion of new babies at our church. I hate it when I don't have a card ready to go.

Fortunately, the "Badges & Banners" stamp set has a "welcome, baby" banner, so that's a start. But what about a cute image for the card? Off to Pinterest! That's right--I peruse Pinterest for inspiration. All. The. Time.   I found a cute little baby card that uses the "Swirly Bird" stamp set, which I happen to own. Huzzah! Here's what I came up with.
I used the elements from the "Swirly Bird" set to stamp the sweet sailboat onto a Whisper White square that I'd cut with one of the Layering Squares Framelits. I used Rose Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Night of Navy. I stamped the banner from "Badges & Banners" set in Old Olive onto a scrap of Whisper White and punched it out with the Duet Banner Punch.

I cut a 1" strip of Old Olive Designer Series Paper from the Color Theory 6" x 6" DSP Pack and flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. And I cut a Whisper White square with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Now that I had all the elements for the card, I was ready to assemble them. I started with a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise,  and added a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Crushed Curry mat and then a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel.  I adhered the stitched square onto the card and then the Old Olive DSP banner. I tied a length of Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon onto the end of the DSP banner. I adhered the sailboat piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, I added the "welcome, baby" banner to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, too.

Now I'm ready for the next baby shower. Bring it on ladies!!


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Happy Days

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I'm a fan of Stampin' Up's designer series papers. I use it all the time in my card-making. I especially love the realistic designs they've come up with in the last few years. The Wood Textures DSP is so pretty and it's hard to cut into. In that case, let's just make it the focal point of the card!
I'll start with the bottom and work up. I started with a Crumb Cake Card Stock card base. Then I cut a 3-7/8" by 5" Early Espresso mat and I cut the Wood Textures DSP panel to 3-3/4" by 5". Once I'd adhered the DSP to the Early Espresso mat, I wrapped some 1/4" Copper Trim around. PRO TIP: I don't wrap the ribbon across the back--that would be wasteful! I "cheat" and just wrap enough around the back where I can tack it down with some Snail Adhesive.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the "Colorful Seasons" stamp set in Early Espresso Ink onto a Very Vanilla scrap and cut it out with a square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits collection. I added a scalloped square mat from the Layering Squares Framelits collection.  Then I adhered this piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This card was so quick and easy to make especially when the DSP is the star of the show! You could use this layout for any DSP and any sentiment and make a stack of cards in a jiffy!


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Monday, June 26, 2017

Seeing Spots

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I haven't played with the "Work of Art" stamp set in a while because I'm always working with the newest Stampin' Up releases.  But it's always good to visit an old friend, especially one that you really enjoy.  For today's card, I paired up my old friend stamp set with a new friend, "Ribbon of Courage," and three of the amazing new In Colors!
I started with a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel. I stamped the zigzag from "Work of Art" three times--once in Powder Pink, once in Berry Burst, and once in Fresh Fig. Then I stamped the dot from the same set in the same colors randomly in the remaining white space.  I adhered this to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Fresh Fig Card Stock mat, and then onto a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the "Ribbon of Courage" set in Fresh Fig onto a Whisper White scrap.  I cut this out with one of the square framelits from the Stitched Shapes Framelit collection. I adhered this to a Fresh Fig scalloped square that I cut with the Layering Squares Framelit collection. I adhered this to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This fresh design was quick and easy to pull off with some of the elements from my old friend "Work of Art." Don't forget to appreciate your old friends as you create--and be sure to introduce them to new friends. They get along so well, don't you think?


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