The Gangs All Meer Using Sahara Sand in A Squishy Block Technique

The Gangs All Meer Using Sahara Sand in A Squishy Block Technique

There are 6 days left in this year’s Sale-a-Bration sale. You heard me right it ends March 31st at midnight (mt). SO, NOW is the time to take advantage of these items before they are gone forever!!!

Today’s card is really fun. I am using the Gangs All Meer in a fun Squishy Block technique. Let me tell you all about it.

The Gang’s All Meer Cling Stamp Set #152294

Wish someone happy birthday or show them support from the whole gang with a card or project created using The Gang’s All Meer Stamp Set. After all, what’s cuter than a bunch of meerkats?

Earn this adorable 9 piece stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase January 3–March 31, 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion!

Cling Stamps from Stampin’ Up!
* Are premium rubber stamps.
* Have deeply etched images for excellent detail.
* Are precut so you don’t have to trim them.
* Cling to clear blocks without slipping.
* Are repositionable—temporarily mount on clear blocks to stamp, then remove to store.
* Save space—one set of blocks (sold separately) works for all your cling and photopolymer stamps.
* Have images on the spine of the case for easy storage and quick reference.

My Card Layout ~ Creating a Background

For the background, I used the ‘squishy block technique‘. I honestly have no idea if that is the right name for this, but that is what I am calling it. Ha!

Take a couple drops of reinker onto a big clear block. Spray plain old water onto the block (I use a spray bottle from my glasses cleaner that has been emptied and clean out) and then I spread the reinker all over the block randomly with the back of a disposable spoon.

For this specific card, I used Sahara Sand Reinker. I used a big clear block and squished. In one card it is a little darker than the other. That is because I used more reinker (which made it darker). I love that you decide how light or dark you want it to look.

  1. Reinker drops
  2. Spray Water
  3. Move inky liquid around with a spoon
  4. Squish onto your cardstock and let dry

My Card Layout ~ Measurements and Embelishments

I created my Meerkat scene on a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3.5″ x 4.5″. After I squished my reinker and let it dry (only a few minutes) I stamped my gang in Momento Black and then at the very bottom I stamped my sentiment in Pool Party ink.

Next, I created a Sahara Sand card base cut in the hamburger style, measuring at 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored down the middle at 4.25″.

For texture, I took a piece of Pool Party cardstock measuring 3.75″ x 5″ and embossed it with the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder in my personal die cutting machine. I adhered it at an angle, directly onto the card base with snail.

To finish up the front, I attached a cute Pool Party Baker’s Twine, left over from my ribbon stash, in a simple bow.

I popped up the Whisper White scene at a slight angle with dimensionals.

My Card Layout ~ The Inside

I started the inside of my card with a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3.5″ x 4.75″. I stamped in the bottom corner a meerkat popping up and used my Stampin’ Blends to color him in ~ in Crumb Cake and Pool Party. I then mounted it to a piece of Pool Party cardstock measuring 5″ x 3.75″.

What a fun card! Anyone would love to receive it and I can’t wait to send it.

Thanks for stopping by. Remember you only have SIX DAYS to order Sale-A-Bration before it’s gone forever! Order yours FREE sets today!

xoxo,

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Thoughtful Blooms in Night of Navy or Rich Razzleberry

Thoughtful Blooms in Night of Navy or Rich Razzleberry

There are 7 days left in this year’s Sale-a-Bration sale. You heard me right it ends March 31st at midnight (mt). SO, NOW is the time to take advantage of these items before they are gone forever!!!

Today’s card is gorgeous and it is using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set. I made one in Night of Navy and one in Rich Razzleberry and I need help deiciding which one is my favorite.

Thoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set #152290

The Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set is a perfect floral stamp set for cards. Make thank you cards and congratulations cards with the sentiments in this set, or mix and match this set with other stamp sentiments to make cards for any occasion. This 17 piece, Two-Step Stampin’ set lets you layer images to create more depth and interest.


Earn this adorable 9 piece stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase January 3–March 31, 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion!

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Photopolymer stamps from Stampin’ Up!
* Are clear stamps that make image placement easy.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling to clear blocks without slipping.
* Are repositionable—temporarily mount on clear blocks to stamp, then remove to store.
* Save space—one set of blocks (sold separately) works for all your cling and photopolymer stamps.
* Have images on the spine of the case for easy storage and quick reference.

Quick Tip

When I use the photopolymer stamps I always stamp with our Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath to get an even pressure and ink coverage with detailed or background stamps, every time.

To Create The Background

Creating the background is easy, let me tell you how I did it.

I first chose the colors I wanted to work with. For the first card I used Garden Green, Balmy Blue and Night of Navy. For my second card I used Garden Green, Balmy Blue and Rich Razzleberry.

First Photo, the Garden Green layer

Second Photo, The Balmy Blue Layer

The third photo, The Night of Navy or Rich Razzleberry Layer (Night of Navy shown)

Creating the Card Layout

I started with a Balmy Blue card base cut in the hamburger style at 5.5″ x 8.5″ and scored down the middle at 4.25″. I matted either card in Night of Navy or RIch Razzleberry measuring 4″ x 5.25″.

I created the background as shown above on a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3.75″ x 5″. I adhered all the layers together flat onto my card base. I used the So Sentiment Bundle for my sentiment.

So Sentiment Bundle #153828

The So Sentimental Bundle includes the So Sentimental Stamp Set and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

SO SENTIMENTAL CLING STAMP SET
Create tags, labels, and more with the phrases in the So Sentimental Stamp Set. These greetings are suitable for so many occasions—celebrating birthdays, welcoming new babies, saying “thank you.”
* 11 cling stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d

STITCHED SO SWEETLY DIES
Create frames and tags of various shapes and sizes using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Pair the dies with the coordinating So Sentimental Stamp Set to quickly cut out sentiments for your handmade cards, tags, and more. You’ll love the versatility of these dies and the all-occasion sentiments from the stamp set.
* 10 dies
* Largest die: 4-1/8″ x 3″ (10.5 x 7.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting & embossing machine

For the inside I created the same idea but in the corner small and framed it around the same cardstock choices. I also had fun creating a matching envelope!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you soon.

xoxo,

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Waterfront Scene Card for Her (Part 2)

Waterfront Scene Card for Her (Part 2)

Did you see part 1 of my post yesterday? If not, go back and check out the first part, the HIM part of this card, then come back and I’ll fill you in on how we made the HER card!

Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp Set (#146386)

Create tranquil sceneries, whether it’s lakes lined with trees, tropical islands, or snow-covered forests. This 16 piece stamp set is ideal for trying out new coloring techniques.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

I use the photopolymer stamps with our Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get an even pressure and ink coverage with detailed or background stamps, every time.

The Color Palette For HER Card

Again, aren’t these colors not stunning together?

I love the softer tones in this palette. It works so well and I am digging the balmy blue of the water in this landscape.

Although the loandscape might be intimidating to create, I assure you it isn’t. Just like in class, I gave visuals to show us how easy it is to create it over and over. We made three cards in this layout, and we did it in assembly fashion. (Photo is the example for both cards layout ~ see below for the change in colors)

  1. The water in Balmy Blue
  2. The land in crumb cake
  3. The mountains in Pear Pizzazz
  4. The trees in granny apple green and then the sun last in daffodil delight.

See, not hard at all. Just take it one stamp at a time and you can create it wiht ease.

My Card Layout

I started my card layout with creating the scene on a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3.5″ x 4.75″.

I attached that to a piece of roccoco rose measuring 3.75″ x just over 4.75″ but not quite 5″. Then that mat set gets adhered to a piece of crumb cake cardstock measuring 5.25″ x 4″.

I stop right there and created the base next.

For my card base, I took a piece of rocco rose cut in the hotdog style, measuring 4.25″ x 11″ and scored down the middle at 5.5″. Before I did anything else, I cut off the cardstock on the front at the 3″ mark.

I wrapped a linen thread three times around and adhered it on the back side of the card sandwich and then attached the crumb cake to the left side of the front of the card, careful not to let adhesive spill over on the back side.

For the inside, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock, measuring 4″ x 5.25″ and adhered it flat and blank for writing.

What gorgeous cards!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this two part series of the his and her cards and are inspired to make a few yourself.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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.

Waterfront Scene Card for Him (Part 1)

Waterfront Scene Card for Him (Part 1)

I had the extreme pleasure of making a matching ‘his’ and ‘her’ set of cards in a recent card class, last February. I cannot believe it has been almost a month since the class and I have yet to blog about them. Join me today and tomorrow in a part 1, part 2 series where I show you the cards and how I made them.

Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp Set (#146386)

Create tranquil sceneries, whether it’s lakes lined with trees, tropical islands, or snow-covered forests. This 16 piece stamp set is ideal for trying out new coloring techniques.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

I use the photopolymer stamps with our Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get an even pressure and ink coverage with detailed or background stamps, every time.

The Color Palette For HIS Card

Are these colors not stunning together? I love the bold color palette of this landscape and I think my favorite part is the Blueberry Bushel!

Although the loandscape might be intimidating to create, I assure you it isn’t. Just like in class, I gave visuals to show us how easy it is to create it over and over. We made three cards in this layout, and we did it in assembly fashion.

  1. The water in blueberry bushel
  2. The land in crumb cake
  3. The mountains in old olive
  4. The trees in shaded spruce and then the sun last in crushed curry.

See, not hard at all. Just take it one stamp at a time and you can create it wiht ease.

My Card Layout

I started my card layout with creating the scene on a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3.5″ x 4.75″.

I attached that to a piece of crumb cake measuring 3.75″ x just over 4.75″ but not quite 5″. Then that mat set gets adhered to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock measuring 5.25″ x 4″.

I stop right there and created the base next.

For my card base, I took a piece of crumb cake cut in the hotdog style, measuring 4.25″ x 11″ and scored down the middle at 5.5″. Before I did anything else, I cut off the cardstock on the front at the 3″ mark.

I wrapped a Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon onto the card sandwich and then attached the early espresso to the left side of the front of the card, careful not to let adhesive spill over on the back side.

For the inside, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock, measuring 4″ x 5.25″ and adhered it flat and blank for writing.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check back tomorrow for part 2. I will be showing you the HER version of this same card.

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.

Garden Lane Thinking Of You ~ Perfect for Right Now

Garden Lane Thinking Of You ~ Perfect for Right Now

This print from Garden Lane is one of my favorites! It makes for the perfect, quick and easy ‘Thinking of You’ card. Let me tell you how I made it.

Garden Lane Designer Series Paper #149488

Garden Lane Designer Series Paper features verdant greenery and designs in lush shades. 12 sheets of double sided paper with 6 design choices. This paper is acid and lignin free, perfect for scrapbooking and memory keeping!

Coordinating colors: Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

My Card Layout

I started with a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut in the hotdog style, at 4.25″ x 11″ and scored down the middle at 5.5″.

I cut a mat of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5.25″ and my Garden Lane designer series paper piece at 5″ x 3.75″.

I layered them all together and wrapped a piece of Whisper White cotton ribbon (from my stash) around the front and tied into a knot off to the right side.

Next, I adhered a scallop oval in Soft Sea Foam, paired with a plain oval in Whisper White. I stamped my entiment from Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow ink.

To finish off the inside of my card, I left it blank and just attached a Whisper White piece, for writing, measuring 5.25″ x 4″.

This card is perfect right now. There are so many people I am thinking of and it is nice to have a few of these quick cards on hand to send at a moments notice.

What are you doing right now to keep busy?

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.

Over The Moon with Bold Lily Impressions DSP

Over The Moon with Bold Lily Impressions DSP

In today’s card I am showing off a cute cow from the Over The Moon stamp set with the bold Lily Impressions DSP, I earned during Sale-A-Bration (going on now!), in an easy to pull together thank you card.

Let me tell you how I made it.

Over The Moon Cling Mount Stamp Set #149331

What could the Over the Moon Stamp Set be about? Cows of course! To be more precise, the cutest cows on earth! (Or should that be “in the entire universe”?) This stamp set has 11 stamps all related to cows, life can’t get much better.

Stampin’ Up!’s cling stamps
* Are premium rubber stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don’t have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your cling stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Lily Impressions Designer Series #152284

Impressionistic images in rich colors make the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper an excellent choice for elegant backgrounds and accents on handmade cards and scrapbook pages.

* 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Product colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, So Saffron

This paper pack is only available during Sale-A-Bration (now until March 31st) for FREE with a $50.00 order. Go to my online store NOW and get your own. You will not be sorry.

My Card Layout

I started with a piece of Pool Party cardstock in the hamburger fold measuring 5.5″ x 8.5″ and scored down the middle at 4.25″.

For the inside I left it blank for writing by inserting a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5.25″.

My Lily Impressions designer series paper is measured at 2″ x 5.5″ and adhered directly to the front of my card.

Next, I adhered a zig zag of Daffodil Delight ribbon (now retired!) from my ribbon stash to the bottom left of my card where my cow will go.

Next, I worked on my cow. I colored him with my stampin’ blends and fussy cut him out with scissors and attached him to a Flirty Flamingo Starburst punch. I attached him over my ribbon with dimensionals.

What a fun card! I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by, I’ll 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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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.

Full Pleated Skirt Card Using Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

Full Pleated Skirt Card Using Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

There is no doubt about it, the focal point of this adorable Spring infused card is the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper in the full pleat skirt style. What a stunning card to receive in the mail! I loved making this card and although it looks intimidating, I am convinced you can make one too.

Let me tell you about my card.

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper #149592

Images in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper were handcolored using Stampin’ Blends for a soft, blended look.

* 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Here’s A Card Cling Stamp Set #149438

Find the right words for many occasions with the Here’s a Card Stamp Set. This 14 piece stamp set is most certainly a favorite of mine. I have found uses for it for every occasion.

Stampin’ Up!’s cling stamps
* Are premium rubber stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don’t have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your cling stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

To Make The Full Pleated Skirt

You start with a piece of designer series paper of your choice and cut it to 3″ x 11″.

Take that piece and you score on the long side at 1.5″, 2″, 3″, 3.5″, 4.5″, 5″, 6″. 6.5″, 7.5″, 8″, 9″ & 9 .5.  Then I measured up on the two short sides by 1.5″ and on one side I cut from the 1.5″ mark to the 5″ score line.  On the other side I cut from the 1.5″ mark to the 6″ score line.

But cutting up both sides when you fold and burnish all the score lines you will be able to show off both sides of the dsp.

My Card Layout

I started with a piece of Pool Party cardstock cut in the hotdog style at 4.25″ x 11″ and scored down the middle at 5.5″.

Once the skirt had been created I glued the top all the way across with tear-n-tape and attached it to the front panel of my card.

Next, I created a belt with Old Olive cardstock about 3/4″ wide. I then attached my sentiment sandwich and the butterflies I cut out with the butterfly duet punch.

For the inside, I just attached a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5.25″ and left if blank for plenty of writing.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ve been inspired to try something new. I’ll see you around, 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.