Clean and Simple Nature's Beauty Cards

Clean and Simple Nature’s Beauty Cards

The clean and simple idea for these cards came from Pinterest. But I fell in love with the concept and creatively edited them to make them mine. They turned out gorgeous.

Nature’s Beauty Cling Stamp Set #150528

Nature’s Beauty cling stamp set first arrived on the scene in the very back of the holiday/winter catalog 2019. I was so thankful it rolled over because this stamp set was released with a special cause in mind.

“Use nature’s beautiful images to create a quiet scene for any project. Pair the realistic images in the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set with your favorite greeting set for any occasion! Help us make a difference in the lives of those you care about with your purchase of this stamp set. A portion of every sale goes toward mental health organizations in your area.

-Stampin’ Up!

Made of premium rubber, the 9 images are deeply etched so you get a superior stamped impression each time you stamp. The stamps come precut so you don’t have to trim around any edges. They are repositional which is awesome for mounting on our clear blocks.

Card Layout

My card layout is simple. Choose a cardstock you want to work with, I went with Thick Whisper White to keep it clean, and measure it the hamburger style at 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored down the middle at 4.25″.

I then stamped the deer, the fox and the rabbit on scraps of Whisper White in Basic Gray and fussy cut them out, getting as close to the impression as possible.

Using my stitched shaped framelits and rectangles , I took more Whisper White cardstock and with the help of my die cutting machine, I cut out a rectangle, a square and a circle. I then hand sponged, using my stamping sponges, the entire surface of the each shape.

I first, lined up the shapes where I wanted them on the card; the bottom right. I stamped the dotty looking stamp on the top left of the shape in Basic Gray. I then adhered the shapes to each card using dimensionals to pop them up.

Next, I adhered the animal with the coordinating shape. I already knew in my mind which shape I wanted with what animal.

I finished the cards with the Here’s A Card stamp set, for each sentiment; again keeping it simple and clean with Basic Gray.

Gorgeous!

Revisiting these cards makes me want to play around with this set more. I really do love it. With the sales helping mental health, it is totally worth the investment, whether you are an animal lover or not. Chances are we all know someone who would love a card like this!

Inspiration From The Catalog

I don’t always share inspiration from the catalog, but this is another awesome card. I just had to share it.

More Inspiration

I liked the clean and simple so much, I did actually make one additional card to share. Hope you love it.

Thanks for stopping by! Check out this stamp set and others here and I’ll see you soon.

xoxo,

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Random Acts of Kindness ~ Cards Inspired By Paper Pumpkin

Random Acts of Kindness ~ Cards Inspired By Paper Pumpkin

It is National Random Acts of Kindness day and I have the perfect post for such a day.

I would actually love to do more random acts of kindness than I do right now (which is every once in awhile) and I find that if I make a plan and am prepared I can be successful.

I made these adorable 3×3 cards to help with that plan. I figured if I have little cards on hand in my purse, then when the moment strikes I could pass them out with a little note of encouragement of a $5.00 bill or something.

I was inspired to make these cards using the stamp set from Paper Pumpkin’s July 2019 kit.

I love the medallion stamp that came in the kit and I thought it would look adorable on these little cards.

Paper Pumpkin

Learn more about adding a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Kit subscription to your next Stampin’ Up! order and receive your 30 minute creative artist “fix” each month. So simple. So easy. So fun.

You can always join and pay one month-at-a-time, no commitment necessary. Contact me for more help with this! I love Paper Pumpkin and recommend it for any time conscience crafter. ♥

Why join?

  1. Everything you need is located in the bright, watermelon red box that arrives mid month.  You will not need to reach for additional supplies unless you think out side the directions provided.  EVERYTHING is there, even adhesive!  You may need you paper snips but that is about it!
  2. GREAT MONTHLY ESCAPE as everything is PREPPED AND READY TO GO!!  It’s a class in the mail!
  3. The first month, you receive a clear block to use with your all inclusive stamp sets.  Keep it for future kits.
  4. The element of surprise is awesome.
  5. Kits usually take 30-45 minutes to complete. What an awesome way to have – at the ready – cards for spreading love. (Love Confetti!)
  6. Subscribers can purchase Past Kits!  Did you miss out on a past one…no problem, Past Kits are available to purchase once you join!
  7. The ability to skip a month if necessary.  (each kit is so unique and FUN!  There is no need to skip )
  8. It’s portable! Bring it with you on vacation, to the library, or at a ball game!
  9. It’s budget friendly!!!  You would not be able to: purchase the supplies to complete the project, receive an all inclusive stamp set and ink spot for $22.00. (Classes like this go for upwards of $40+).
  10. It’s a box full of FUN!!!

I used the sentiment from the Here’s A Card stamp set. I needed a little sentiment and I needed it to be appropriate enough for a stranger. The ‘hello there’ works perfectly.

Card Layout

These cards are simple. Choose a cardstock color of your choice and measure it 3″ x 6″. Score it down the middle at 3″ and burnish the score lines. I then used my corner rounder and rounded the corners. Stampin’ Up! doesn’t sell a corner rounder anymore, but you can find one at your local craft store or on Amazon.

I also decorated the envelopes to match. I want the receipient to be taken away and feel extra special.

With the cards at 3″ x 3″, they are small enough to fit into a container or envelope and place in my purse without taking up much room!

Is there anything you do to show random acts of kindness? Pay for someone’s food in the drive through or coffee at the coffee shop? One thing we can all agree on is we need more love in this world.

Enjoy today! Thanks for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!

xoxo,

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Coloring Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper for Different Occasions

Coloring Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper for Different Occasions

I like to switch it up a bit from time to time and I really like it when I can use a versitle patterned paper in different ways. That is why I love Stampin’ Up! designer series papers! They are double sided and they come with awesome patterns. Sometimes it is flowers on one side and geometric on the other. Sometimes it is striped on one side and sometimes it is polka dots.

The Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is amazing all on its own. It can jazz up any card and I love using DSP as focal points for cards.

Imagine my delight when I discovered how easy it was for the Magnolia Lane DSP to change its look completely depending on how you color it with Stampin’ Blends.

I made a short video to show you how I did it. You choose the Stampin’ Blend color of your choice and go to work. It took minutes for me to change the look and make three different style cards. Here is my video!

In my Happy Birthday card, I used the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.

In the Christmas card I used Real Red Stampin’ Blends.

In my third card, Grateful For You, I used Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

Let me tell you how I made this third card! It is very similar to the fun fold I shared with you last Saturday, February 8th.

You start with a piece of cardstock measuring 4.25″ x 11″ (the hotdog style) and scored down the middle at 5.5″. I then cut 3″ off the front of the card.

Second, I took another piece of cardstock (in a contrasting color) measuring 3.5″ x 10″ (the hotdogt style). I scored it down the middle at 5″.

Before adhering the little card to the bigger card I adhered a Whisper White mat to give more contrast in color. It measured 4″ x 5.25″.

So, my card sandwich is as follows:

  • Basic Black
  • Whisper White
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Whisper White again (for the inside of the card)

When you adhere the little card to the bigger card, make sure it is the opposite so it opens as a fun fold.

I love fun folds and I love how each card takes on a look of its own.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you are inspired to try coloring your designer series paper with your Stampin’ Blends. It is a lot of fun and a great way to use the paper we all like to hoard. Okay, maybe that’s just me, but you get the point!

See you soon!

xoxo,

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Designer Series Paper Takes Center Stage in These Beautiful Cards

Designer Series Paper Takes Center Stage in These Beautiful Cards

These cards are all the same layout and very similar in style but they all showcase gorgeous designer series paper. I wanted to show off how these cards can all pack a punch but with very little details other than the paper!

Pressed Petals Specialty Deisgner Series Paper #149500

The pressed petals designer series paper is found in our annual catalog. It is 24 sheets of specialty patterned paper: 4 each of 6 double-sided deisgns measuring 12″ x 12″. They are acid free and lignin free, like usual, and they run $14.50 for the paper pack!

Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper is a lightweight paper with photographic images of real pressed petals on one side and vintage designs on the other. One design has distinct designs to cut out and use on card fronts.

Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

Card(s) Layout

I started with a cardbase of my choosing (I chose Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake) cut the hamburger fold style at 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored down the middle at 4.25″.

These cards are simple to make, you get to decide the size of your mat and dsp and the embelsihments you place on the front. Although, each one of my cards is slightly different, the layout is the same and the simplicity remains. I made several of these in a matter of minutes. The longest part was cutting them to size.

Check out a quick video I made showing you how to make the card. Click here for that!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you soon.

xoxo,

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Purple Dominated Beautiful Friendship Card

Purple Dominated Beautiful Friendship Card

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I have a beautiful card to show you. It is for the girl friends in your life and it is even more stunning in person.

I don’t know about you, but I have that one friend I just can’t do life without. Don’t get me wrong, I am madly in love with my husband of eighteen years, but I need those girl friends, that tribe, to get life done. To feel sane ~ to giggle with. Everyone should have a friend like that and if you are lucky you get to see her on a regular basis, like I do.

This card is for that girl! Your person.

I made this card using the Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set. If you have not seen this stamp set, I recommend you check it out. It is gorgeous and I enjoy making cards with it.

My color palette was simple. I stayed wth Rich Razzleberry and BLackberry Bliss.

The card itself is easy to make. I started with the hamburger fold style in Rich Razzleberry cardstock, measuring 8.5″ x 5.5″ and scored down the middle at 4.25″.

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5″ x 3.75″ and randomly stamped a floral pattern all over the card. I avoided the middle simply because I knew I would be covering it up.

I matted that piece to a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock, an 1/8″ bigger on all sides. I then adhered all of it to the cardbase.

For the focal point I took a scrap piece of Whisper White and did a few more leaves and roses and fussy cut them out. I stamped my sentiment in Rich Razzleberry and used my die cutting machine to cut it out with a circle framelit. I matted my sentiment with a shaded spruce scallop circle.

Before adhering the circles to my card, I zig zagged a piece of Whisper White ribbon. To get the ribbon to stick I used tear-n-tape. Then I mounted the circles with dimensionals.

Finally I added wink of stella to the entire card and made it shine!

The inside is kept simple. Hope you like it. I wanted lots of room to write some thoughts.

It is beautiful! Over on Facebook I have a Boomerang of the glitter finish. You should go and check it out. Follow me, too, if you like! I love the support.

Thanks so much for stopping in and Happy Valentine’s Day!

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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3D Thursday with A Pop Up Card Using The Gangs All Meer

3D Thursday with A Pop Up Card Using The Gangs All Meer

I love 3D Thursdays. The day of the week when I show off a project, such as gift packaging. A lot of times it is something that is not be a card. This week though, it is a card and it is adorable. I had this cute idea and I just had to run with it.

I have to be honest when I first saw the Gangs all Meer stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalog I was not gung ho about it. I liked it, but the meerkats where not my favorite…..at first! But then I got my hands on it and they jumped right into my heart. This stamp set is so whimsical and lots of fun!

The Gangs All Meer

During Sale-a-bration (now until March 31st) you can receive this stamp set FREE with a $50.00 purchase. It is the only way you can receive it. This stamp set is NOT for sale and when Sale-a-Bration is over, it’s gone forever.

Recipe For The Card

I started with a Pear Pizzazz card base cut the hotdog style at 4.25″ x 11″. I scored it differently then a regular card and that is whaty makes this a little different.

I scored it, using my Simply Score board, at 4.5″, 5″, 5.5″, 6″, and 6.5″ on the long side. I then burnished my score lines back and forth in a constantine fold. (They are hard to see in my photo, but if you look closely you can see them.)

I then took tear-n-tape and attached the flaps together. You want to use a strong adhesive for this so the card doesn’t fall apart upon delivery.

Picture left is the underside, picture right is the top side.

You are going to set the card base off to the side until you are ready to adhere the other pieces.

For the front of the card base, I decided to keep it simple. Afterall, I wanted all the good bits to go on the inside.

I took a piece of Crushed Curry designer series paper and cut it 1″ x 4.5″ and adhered it right to the card base. I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped ‘happy birthday’ from the Perrenial Birthday stamp set, front and low and I stamped a cute little meerkat standing on the birthday. I used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color in my meerkat. I then took a piece of Crushed Curry and stamped a party hat in Momento Black. I fussy cut it out and used a mini dimensional to attached it to his head.

Now, I went to work on the inside.

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the gang of meerkats in Momento Black and colored them in with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I then fussy cut them out leaving a small border at the base to attach them to the inside flap of my card. I adhered them standing up with tear-n-tape.

Above the meerkats I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock mearusing 4″ x 4.25″ and strategically placed my cactus flowers. I masked one of them with a post-it note mask to make them look clustered on the left side. I then used my Stampin’ Blends to color them in.

I followed the same idea for below the meerkats.

I used a piece of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 4″ x 4.25″. I cut a strip of Pear Pizzazz measuring 1/2″ x 4″ and adhered it just below the middle line of the Whisper White. I then, stamped a sentiment from the stamp set, ‘from all of us’, in Momento Black.

Next, very carefully, I stamped another cactus flower and the lizard off to the side and colored them with my Stampin’ Blends.

This card makes me so happy and it was so fun to make! Thank you for stopping by today! I will see you again, soon.

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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Bonanza Buddies Birthday Card Featuring Swirly Frames

Bonanza Buddies Birthday Card Featuring Swirly Frames

I had a blast making a birthday card for my little who just turned nine. I am in complete denial that she is growing up!

Her world revolves around her love of big cats, and when Bonanza Buddies was released in the mini catalog, I knew this was a set I had to add to my collection. I also knew that lion was going to show up on her birthday card.

Bonanza Buddies Bundle

Whimsical animals, confetti patterns, and detailed birthday images are the main features of the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set. They are perfect for birthday cards, party favors, and all your birthday creations.

The stamp set includes 22 photopolymer stamps that allow you to do two-step stamping.

The stamp set comes in a bundle for a 10% savings or you can buy the stamp set by itself.

Create a custom die-cut bird, koala, lion, tag, and party decorations like balloons and banners using the Bonanza Dies. Combine the dies with the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set to quickly and easily cut out the stamped images from the set. Great for cards and other fun paper projects.

There are 10 dies included in the set. The largest die measures: 3-7/8” x 2-1/4”. You use the dies with a die-cutting & embossing machine, like a Big Shot.

Recipe for Making my Card

I started with a Bermuda Bay cardstock base, in the hamburger style, measuring 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored down the middle at 4.25″.

I wanted to make a background to add to focal point of my card so I brought out my Swirly Frames stamp set and made a random pattern on a piece of Whisper White measuring 2.75″ x 5.5″. I used Coastal Cabana and Mango Melody to create my background. I then attached it directly to the front of my card.

I needed another pop of color, so I reached for the brand new paper pack, Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper. It is so cute and it marrys well with the stamp bundle.

You receive 2 each, high quality, double sided paper in 6 patterns. 12 sheets of 12 x 12 paper! I plan on buying an extra to have it around, because I am going to use every inch of this paper stack in projects!

I attached a piece of DSP measuring 1″ x 5.5″ to the left side of my card front, just slightly over the background I made.

I next ran a piece of Mango Melody and Whisper White through my die cutting machine in the brand new Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I absolutely love how they pair up together to create a gorgeous focal point.

I stamped my sentiment onto the Whisper White piece in Coastal Cabana. I then grabbed a piece of granny apple green/coastal cabana (now retired) ribbon and made a cute flag.

Finally, I was ready for my lion. I stamped my lion in Soft Suede and Mango Melody and covered his mane in Wink of Stella. I used the dies and cut out his mane first and body second. I adhered the body to my framelits and used a dimensional to add his mane. He is so stinking cute!!!

Then, just when you think I am finished…..I went to work on the inside of my card!

I kept it simple with a Mango Melody mat frame around Whisper White. On the white I stamped ‘happy birthday’, from the stamp set, in Coastal Cabana and made a balloon (again with the stamp set) in Mango Melody and Momento Black. I gave my balloon a liberal covering in Wink of Stella to pop.

I loved the way my card turned out so much, that I decided to feature it in a Facebook LIVE last Monday. Check it out on my Facebook page, if you like. @thepapercraftaddict

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you soon.

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.