Tomorrow, I have a class with 14 new stampers! This calls for some quick, simple, and fun cards. As you know, I'm all about the pretty paper! But, since so many designer series paper stacks have already retired, I was really at my wits end. Then, I realized that the Tasty Treats paper is still in stock! And I have two packs sitting on my shelf.
Actually, since I was saving this very special glossy coated cherry and strawberry paper for a special occasion, I had 2 1/2 sheets left! Just the right amount to make 16 adorable summertime cards. I think these ladies are just going to love this cheery card.
The Tasty Treats Paper will soon be completely sold out. Don't miss this last chance to get yours.
1) Base: Thick Whisper White Card Stock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored @ 4 1/4"
2) Layer 1: Wild Wasabi, 5 1/4" x 4"
3) Layer 2: Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
4) Layer 3: Designer Series Paper, 1/2" x 3 3/4"
5) Scallop: Early Espresso
6) 2" Circle: Whisper White
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Rain or Shine, it's always time for ice cream! These cool colors today remind me when all the Lad would eat was Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. With lots and lots of sprinkles!
Today's card is all about the 'sprinkles and cherries'. Or, in the paper crafting world, it's all about the embellishments.
Doesn't that look good enough to eat?
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Cutting and Measurement:
Base: Mint Macron 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper 5" x 3 3/4", cut at 2 1/2" and one piece flipped, using both sides of the paper
Layers 3 & 4 are using the Layering Circles framelits
Why is it, every time I reach for the Flourishing Phrases Bundle, I also reach for my collection of navy and white paper? I've seen it in all colors and it's striking. But to me, this will always show best in these crisp clean, and classic colors found in the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.
Too add texture behind the die cut, I used the Timeless Texture Stamp Set to add a random patter (is that an oxymoron), using Basic Gray Archival Ink. To achieve the various shades, I stamped off the ink onto scratch paper first, before stamping on the card stock.
This design was part of a sketch challenge for my Stamping Bee team. I hold a weekly challenge, with a small prize being given to a random winner. Last week, Sarah won a new pack of Urban Underground Washi Tape. I know she's going to put it to good use.
Would you like to play along? Post your creations below - I'd love to see them.
Cutting & Measurement
Base: Night of Navy 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half
Layer 1: Floral Boutique 4 x 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Whisper White 3 3/4" x 4"
Layer 3: Floral Boutique 1" x 4:
Layer 4: Whisper White 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Layer 5: Whisper White Organza Ribbon
Putting it All Together
1. Stamp Timeless Textures in Basic Gray onto Layers 2 & 4. Stamp off ink to add different shades of gray. Stamp sentiment to Layer 4 with Night of Navy ink.
2. Attach die cut with glue dots.
3. Adhere Layers 2 & 4 to Layers 1 & 3.
4. Wrap ribbon around Layer 1 and attach to the back with glue dots.
5. Adhere both layers to card base with Fast Fuse.
6. Finish by adding an organza bow and tiny (3mm) pearls to die.
I first hear about paper piecing from my mother. She was learning a new quilting technique and was thrilled to discover how fast paper piecing was compared to other methods. I really hadn't made the connection to paper crafts though, until I saw some on Pinterest. It opened up a whole new world of design for me.
This last weekend at the beach, I spent a lot of time working with the Beautiful You stamp set and a variety of designer series papers. I like them all, but the one using red and white Sending Love paper one is by far my favorite. She'd make a perfect Valentine's card for your mother, sister, or best friend.
Paper Piecing is a two-step process. First, stamp your image on cardstock. Then, stamp the same image onto designer series patterned paper. Carefully trim the parts you wish to keep, in this case, the dresses and hats, and adhere them directly to the image on the cardstock. I used Tombow liquid glue so I could have a little maneuverability to align the pieces just so.
Cutting and Measurements:
Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Whisper White
Layer 1: Real Red 5 3/8 x 4 1/8" Real Red
Layer 2: Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 3: Real Red 5 1/8 x 3 7/8"
Layer 4: Whisper White 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 5: Sending Love Designer Series Paper
Layer 6: White and Silver 3/8" metallic ribbon
Putting it All Together
1. Stamp images in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Layer 4 and onto designer paper. Cut images out of designer paper and adhere to cardstock images.
2. Adhere layers 1-5 and wrap ribbon around them, tying a bow in the lower right hand corner.
3. Adhere to base.
I don't know about you, but sometimes, I get carried away with a certain stamp set. This is certainly the case with the Lift me Up suite in the Occasions Catalog. What makes this stamp set and framelits suite so special, is the awesome coordinating Carried Away designer series paper, offered for free in the Sale-a-bration catalog!
This is a great bundle. However, what do you do if you don't have a Big Shot for the framelits? The stamp set works just fine on it's own! And this month, I'm offering a terrific Online Class to show you how. It even includes your own Lift Me Up Clear Mount Stamp Set plus a portion of the Carried Away Designer Series Paper!
The Online Kit Includes:
Additional suggested supplies:
Registration closes for this class on February 15th! Your kits will ship by February 21st.
So send some smiles across the miles and lift some spirits with cards handmade by you!