You're My Person with Modern Heart in a 4×4 Card

You’re My Person with Modern Heart in a 4×4 Card

Who’s your person this Valentine season?

I created this beautiful card using the Modern Heart stamp set in our annual catalog, for a weekly Facebook LIVE. But it is so fantastic to show you the week before Valentine’s day.

This card is a combination of different, it’s 4×4 square; beautiful with the rainbow coloring and sweet with the sentiment on the inside.

Let me tell you the quick recipe of how to make this sweet card. I know you’ll want to make a few yourself.

I chose Modern Heart simply because of the heart! Inspired by Million Sales Achiever Steffi Helmschrott, The Modern Heart Stamp Set offers you a versatile geometrical heart stamp, a background stamp, and great sentiments.

The first thing I did was grab a piece of Whisper White and stamped my large heart in Versa Mark and then Momento Black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I then colored in my rainbow using my ink pads and an aqua painter. I did not use watercolor paper for this so you only apply the tiniest amount of water possible. Otherwise your cardstock will warp when it dries. I love this color palette.

I set my heart aside when I was done and went to work on the base of the card. I decided on a neutral palette to ensure that the rainbow heart would really pop!

The Sahara Sand Card base was cut at 4″ x 8″ and scored in the middle at 4″ creating a perfect square.

For the mat, I took a piece of Basic Black measuring 3.75″ x 3.75″ and attached it to the front. For the Whisper White cardstock I went down another 1/4″ at 3.5″ x 3.5″ and stamped the swooshy background in Daffodil Delight. I adhered everything together and attached my rainbow heart with dimensionals to pop it up!

The final touch to the front was some basic adhesive sequins in Petal Pink.

For the inside I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set, ‘you’re my person’ in Momento Black ink and added a couple smaller hearts in Petal Pink.

What a cute card!

I know someone whom deserves this little card, espcially this week! I hope you’ve enjoyed this card. I’ll see you soon!

xoxo,

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Hello There with Cute Cactus Flower and a Desert Lizard

Hello There with Cute Cactus Flower and a Desert Lizard

This card turned out AWESOME! Anytime I create something exactly as I was imagining it I get pumped. It makes my heart happy when my creative juices are flowing and this card was SO MUCH fun to make.

I used the brand new Sale-A-Bration FREE stamp set, The Gang’s all Meer, to create my card.

I first started simply with stamping and sponging. I cut a piece of Whisper White from the stitched rectangle framelits and stamped my scene. I first stamped in Granny Apple Green but nothing showed up. So, I redid it in Momento Black and it was perfect. The green made the cactus flower get lost and the black made it pop!

Next, I created masks out of post it notes and covered each cactus flower and my little lizard. I sponged in crumb cake on the bottom and Pool Party on the top for sky, but because we are in the dessert I took a little calypso coral and went over the pool party to create more of desert skyline. I think it turned out perfectly.

I then used my Stampin’ Blends and colored in my flowers and lizard and I added the sentiment ‘Hello There’ from the Here’s a Card stamp set.

Once my scene was created I mounted it onto a Pear Pizzazz mat and added a little flag with some Crumb Cake ribbon I had laying around. It was the perfect touch. I added all of that to another mat in Terracotta Tile. It was the perfect color pop I wanted.

I ran another piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, measuring 4.75″ x 3.5″, through my die cutting machine with our new Coastal Weave embossing folder. I attached it to a Crumb Cake card base measuring 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored down the middle at 4.25″ (hamburger style).

To finish the card, I added the Terracotta Tile scene with dimensionals and ta-da my card was complete. On the inside I matted my Whisper White with Pear Pizzazz to create more color pop. I left it blank so I could write everything I wanted to say.

I hope you love this card as much as I do and will consider this as one of your Sale-A-Bration stamp sets when you select yours!

See you soon!

xoxo,

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According Fun Fold in Magnolia Lane and SAB Thoughtful Blooms

According Fun Fold in Magnolia Lane and SAB Thoughtful Blooms

I love fun folds and when I find one that is easy I like to pass it on to my customers. I made this according fun fold last sumemr when the NEW Magnolia Lane designer series paper was released. I like that it showcases paper but also sits upright for a mantle or window ledge.

The measurements for the card are very easy. Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 5.5″ x 11″.

Score it on the long side at: 1.5″, 3″, 5.5″, and 8″. When you fold and burnish you want to make sure you did it with a constantine fold. (Back and forth the create the according) It will look like this.

Decorate it as you desire. I used the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set bundle with coordinating dies. I left the design quite simple as to ensure I was showing off the two sides of paper.

It folds flat and fits into your normal size A2 envelope.

I created a second one using the new Sale-a-Brations FREE stamp set, Thoughtful Blooms. In this card, I wanted the flowers to pop and be the focal point. I changed the measurements just a bit. On this card, I left the back piece a little larger. I scored it on the long side at: 1.5″, 3″, 5.25″, and 7.5″. Everything else remained the same.

The designer series paper I used is from the Follow Your Art designer series paper. I love the bright, bold colors and the geometric smear like pattern.

Thoughtful Blooms is available for FREE only with a qualifying $50.00 order or more. It is an awesome Sale-A-Bration offering NOW until March 31st (or while supplies last).

Both cards have a sweet little area with a sentiment and area for a handwritten note.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this fun fold card today! I hope you have enjoyed it and that you will come back soon!

xoxo,

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Piece of Cake in Lovely Lipstick ~ Fun Fold

Piece of Cake in Lovely Lipstick ~ Fun Fold

What a fun birthday card for a dear friend!

The color palette alone is worth celebrating. I can just imagine the excited when she opens the mail and sees such a treat. The way it is created, you could easily stuff it with a gift card too.

This is an easy fun fold to create, let me tell you how I did it.

I first started with a piece of Lovely Lipstick Cardstock measuring 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored down the middle at 4.25″. Once the score line is burnished I cut off 1.75″ on the one side to make it shorted when it is folded.

Next, I took a piece of Petal Pink cardstock measuring 7″ x 5″ scored down the middle at 3.5″. (notecard size)

They get adhered together (opposites attaract) and that is what creates the fun fold. Then you literally decorate how you please.

For this card, I used an embossing folder on the front half of the Lovely Lipstick panel. For the front of the card I used another piece of Lovely Lipstick measuring 4.75″ x 3.25″.

For the focal point, I used Whisper White cardstock measuring 3″ x 4.5″. I stamped the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from Perennial Birthday and I used the Cake Builder punch to create my cake. I colored in the frosting with my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend and used Basic Black for the cake stand. I popped the cake up on dimensionals.

To add one final touch I used Whisper White 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to add a cute bow.

Although I didn’t do this for my card (at least not yet!), I would add a little Wink of Stella to that frosting to drive home the femininity of the card.

This card is so adorable and easy to make that I changed up the color scheme a little and made a second card using The Pop of Petals stamp set and the Four Petal Punch.

In this card I used soft colors and created my own patterned paper by stamping randomly all over and using My Stampin’ Blends to color in the centers of the petals.

What a versitle fun fold! My kind of card. Easy to replicate over and over and fun for the receipient every time.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post today! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!

xoxo,

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Special Someone Party Raccoon in Bermuda Bay and Terracotta Tile

Special Someone Party Raccoon in Bermuda Bay and Terracotta Tile

This stamp set, Special Someone, is so fun to play with! I knew I had to make a bright, fun, spirited card with this cute raccoon. (Yes, it is not lost on me that raccoon are dirty and trashy, but NOT THIS ONE!) My cute trash panda has glitter on her!

My color palette started with Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Terracotta Tile. So bright and vibrant and it turned out fantastic.

After I picked out my color pallette I started building the different elements for my card. I first decided to break into my brand new Detailed Hearts Die.

For this element I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and I sponged Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight all over. I then ran it through my die cutting machine at an angle. I didn’t need it perfect, I just wanted some texture to my card.

Next, I wanted to create my focal point with my adorable Basic Grey and Momento Black raccoon. I also created three balloons (in the same color scheme) and fussy cut them out. After I placed them where I wanted them and was happy, I found an oval framelit that fit perfectly and ran it through my die cutter.

Finally, I was ready to build my card.

I chose Bermuda Bay for my card base, in the hamburger fold style, measuring 8.5″ x 5.5″ and scored down the middle at 4.25″.

I adhered the Detailed Hearts piece down first with some liquid multi-purpose glue and then. I adhered three different strips of scraps.

Finally, I attached my racoon focal point, covered her in wink of stella, added my sentiment with a flag and attached a cute baker’s twin bow.

I wanted to show off the ease in making this adorable card and used it as my topic in my Facebook LIVE last week. (I’ll reference my LIVES at the end of this post for those who are interested in checking it out!)

During my LIVE, I made the Terracotta influenced card. Same process, same idea different colors. I used Terracotta with the deeper Crushed Curry yellow. It still turned out stunning! Which is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you love my glamorous raccoon and these birthday cards!

See you soon!

xoxo,

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Darling Cluth Purse Using Garden Lane DSP

Darling Cluth Purse Using Garden Lane DSP

There is a Stampin’ Up demonstrator in the UK, Sam Hammond, that creates these adorable packing ideas and I was inspired by a mini purse video she did.

Welcome to 3D Thursday and my Darling Cluth Purse Using Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.

I originally created this project last June when I did a whole week surrounding this DSP (designer series paper!) but like a lot of things, I never got around to blogging about it. The project is blog worthy and well that brings us to today…ha!

Recipe for creating the Purse:

  • First I chose my cardstock meauring 6″ x 11″.
  • Score on the LONG side at 1″, 5.25″, 6.25″, 10.5″. Still on the LONG Side, part score at 0.5″ & 5.75″. You just want to create a small crease. Refer to my picture reference.
  • Next, turn your paper and score on the SHORT side at 0.5″, 1.5″, 4.5″, 4.75″.
  • Decorate to your liking. I cut my DSP creating one at 1″ x 4″ and one at 1-5/8″ x 4″.
  • Cut away the bits and then burnish all your score lines.
  • I used Tear-n-Tape to secure a purse like this. It is strong and sturdy. It goes where I want it to and it will last. It allows me to make a few of these ahead of time – so that I can have them on hand for when I need them.

Garden Lane DSP

The Garden Lane DSP features verdant greenery and designs in lush shades.

I really love this DSP and it is so pretty to work with. I mean, just look at this color pallette.

This little clutch would make the perfect wrapping for a small gift like a necklace or gift card. It is also great for a treat like a piece of candy. You could give it to someone at a restaurant or leave it on a pillow. It closes with a velcro enclosure so there is no snagging and it is left clean.

I purchase my velcro on Amazon but any office supply store will have them. You can purchase any size you want and because they are budget friendly I always keep them on hand.

Sentiment on The Clutch

The sentiment on each clutch is different but my goal here was to keep it small. I used my Here’s A Card stamp set, in the annual catalog. It tends to be my go to – but these sentiments are perfect for this type of gift.

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my darling little project. I hope it has inspired you to make a couple yourself. See you soon!!

xoxo,

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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.

Special Someone in Mossy Meadow and Light Sponging

Special Someone in Mossy Meadow and Light Sponging

Gah! How cute is this stamp set? I said it on Monday when I was talking about it, these little critters are the cutest lil’s ever!

I had a ton of fun creating this cute card, let me tell you how I did it.

First, I started with a Whisper White piece of cardstock measuring 5″ x 3.75″. I used my Basic Grey ink pad and stamped the raccoon, squirrel and mouse where I wanted them. I then placed a mask (made out of a post it note) over each of the critters so I could sponge.

I started sponging lightly first in Pear Pizzazz for my grassy field and second in Pool Party for my skyline. I sponged off onto my scrap paper and then onto my Whisper White to ensure I didn’t blob the sponge anywhere and oversaturated in color.

When I thought I was happy with it, I took off the masks and saved them for another time. I then lightly used my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends to color in the grass.

I shared this on Facebook, but make sure you don’t overdo the grass. I am not super sure what I was thinking, but the first go at this did not end well.

Ooops!

I next mounted my Whisper White scene onto a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock measuring just a hair over the Whisper White. I honestly just adhere the two together and then gently trim until I am happy with the result. I am not even sure there is an 1/8″ difference between the two.

I wrapped Mossy Meadow baker’s twine around the piece twice and added a cute bow. It was the perfect addition to the top of my card.

I popped that all up on dimensionals and adhered it to a piece of Pear Pizzazz measuring 5.25″ x 4″ which I previously adhered to a Basic Grey card base (in the hamubrger fold style) at 5.5″ x 9.5″ scored down the middle at 4.25″.

My final touch was a sentiment from the same stamp set, Special Someone, which I stamped and flagged and adhered directly onto the card front. I used Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow scraps to stay with the color pallette of the card.

Have you bought this stamp set yet? It was a must have for me and if you are an animal lover I suggest you buy this for your stamping arsenal. You can’t go wrong!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

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