Simple Birthday Cards Using Artisan Textures

Simple Birthday Cards Using Artisan Textures

It is easy to overlook the Artisan Textures cling mount stamp set in our annual catalog if you’re not looking for cool backgrounds.

You’ll be surprised what fun projects you can create with these unobtrusive-looking blots. Never judge a smudge by its smear!

I wanted to show off two easy birthday cards and the Artisan Textures stamp set, during one of my Facebook LIVE, Coffee Greetings with ThePaperCraftAddict, and I did so by creating a masculine card with blue tones and a slightly more femanine card using peachy colors.

The cards are basic and let me tell you how I made them:

Masculine with Blue Tones

I started with Night of Navy card base in the hamburger style, measuring 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored down the middle at 4.25″.

The mat I created in Pool Party cardstock measuring 4″ x 5.25″. I ran it through my die cutting machine with the subtle 3D embossing folder to add another element of texture and adhered it flat to my cardstock.

In Whisper White cardstock I stamped a random pattern using Night of Navy, Pool Party and Crumb Cake. For the sentiment I used Perennial Birthday stamp set! I love the big clear, ‘Happy Birthday’, stamp.

Feminine with Peach Tones

I used the same concept for my girly card and I cut everything the same.

I used Peekaboo Peach (which is sadly now retired) cardstock for my base. The mat is created out of So Saffron cardstock. The colors I used are Peackaboo Peach, So Saffron, and Night of Navy.

The only difference (and it’s noticeable) is the paper ribbon at the bottom in Night of Navy. I created that using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.

Both of these simple cards are perfect for the person in your life who really doesn’t like a lot of fuss or like me, I have a dear friend who does not love floral cards.

The cards are simple enough that I took the time to decorate the inside of them as well.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope to see you again, soon!

xoxo,

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Special Someone Conversing Animals

Special Someone Conversing Animals

Giving me a break with this adorable stamp set? I mean look at those cuties just talking away!!

I mean, Come On?!

It goes without saying that I am in love with this adorable new stamp set, Special Someone, in our mini catalog. It might be the animal lover in me, but it was an instant must have.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set; it allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want.

This card is very sweet, let me tell you how I made it:

I started with a Sahara Sand card base. I wanted a very neutral color because I knew it would make that crushed curry designer series paper just pop! The card base is my usual hamburger fold style measuring 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored down the middle at 4.25″.

The designer series paper I used is located in our annual catalog. We sell it in color families and this particular one is the REGAL family.

40 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 2 double-sided designs in 10 colors
* Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Shaded Spruce

I cut the DSP for this card at 5.25″ x 3″. I then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock, measuring 4.5″ x 2.5″, and stamped my squirrel and my mouse. With the two-tone stamping I was able to stamp the fur of my creatures in Basic Grey and the body of my squirrel in Crumb Cake. This allowed my squirrel to look a little dirty.

I pulled out one of my Pearlized Doilies and cut it to hide behind my Whisper White conversation piece and a strip of Whisper White 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle to add a knot at the top. I then stamped the Happy Birthday in Crushed Curry.

Once I figured out placement I adhered everything in place. The final touch was the cute Crumb Cake flag I made at the top left.

I can’t wait to give this card to someone special. Or to a special someone like the stamp set is named….either way I know this person will feel special and that’s the point. We send these beautiful pieces of art out to remind people of their worth!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

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Sorry For Your Loss with Perennial Birthday

Sorry For Your Loss with Perennial Birthday

I love the perennial birthday cling mount stamp set. I love that it doesn’t have to be about birthdays! When I needed a ‘Sorry For your Loss’ card earlier this year, I made this beautiful sympathy card, using the perennial Birthday stamp set.

It was super easy to put together. Here’s how I did it:

The first thing I needed to decide was my color scheme. I went with Pool Party, Night of Navy, and Lovely Lipstick. I also chose Granny Apple Green for the leaves.

I usually start with the card base but in this case I started with the stamping. I started with a piece of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 5″ x 3.75″. I strategically placed the SORRY down first using the Sorry For Everything Stamp Set.

Once I had my sorry in place I was able to build around it with my floral design. I just mounted every stamp I wanted to use and went to work. It came together fast and easy.

I then mounted my stamped Whisper White cardstock onto a Pool Party mat measuring 4″ x 5.25″ and then onto my Night of Navy card base measuring 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored down the middle at 4.25″ in the hamburger fold style.

For the sentiment I brought out a scrap of Lovely Lipstick and another piece of Whisper White and made a cute little flag. The adhered it straight onto the card with my tombo mono liquid glue.

Because this card was very special and serious I decided to decorate the inside too. I stamped on a new piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5″ x 3.75″ just in the corner so I had plenty of space to write. I then adhered it to another piece of Pool Party cardstock as a mat measuring 5.25″ x 4″ and then onto the Night of Navy Cardstock.

I also took a few minutes and stamped onto the envelope in the far left bottom corner. I had all the supplies out, it was super easy to add that little detail before cleaning up.

I hope you love this beautiful card. It was received very well and I was pleased to send it. Sometimes it is the little things. I guess that’s why I enjoy card making so much! The written word is so powerful!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are watching the big game ~ enjoy yourself.

xoxo,

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Modern Heart Window Card Using Seaside Spray

Modern Heart Window Card Using Seaside Spray

Window cards are so fun and when Stampin’ Up! released the new stamp set, Modern Heart, I immediatally thought ~ I’m going to make a window card, first thing.

Modern Heart was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Steffi Helmschrott.

It offers you a versatile geometrical heart stamp, a background stamp, and great sentiments. It has become a vast favorite of mine this year.

I recreated this card for one of my weekly Facebook LIVES, Coffee Greetings with #ThePaperCraftAddict, and I thought I would take a minute today and tell you how I did it.

I started with the gorgeous new in-color, Seaside Spray! If you have not seen this color or worked with it I recommend getting ahold of it right away and playing with it. It is a soft blue-ish almost lavender color and it is delightful.

I grabbed a Seaside Spray card base in the hambuger style measuring 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored down the middle at 4.25″.

I usually line the inside of my card when I am done with decorating the outside but in this case I needed the inside ready for stamping, so I lined the inside with a piece of Whipser White cardstock measuring 5.25″ x 4″.

I then needed a hole in my card (the window!)….

Okay, that’s easy. I took my circle framelits and laid a large one over the heart stamp to see if it was big enough. I then ran it through my die cutting machine flat, so that I was only cutting through the front. I sometimes use a post it note to keep it from sliding around. I knew that I wanted my hole towards the top of my card not the middle.

Next, with the card still flat I took my Seaside Spray classic ink and stamped with the two smaller hearts all over the bottom and up the right side of the card in a random pattern.

I then directed my focus to my focal point with the geometric heart and background swoosh. I closed the card up and with the swoosh first I stamped in Seaside Spray and then second with the heart I stamped in Momento Black. They fit perfectly!!

The final touches was a sentiment I flagged out on a piece of Whisper White scrap. The second swoosh (background looking stamp) and the ‘so Happy for you’ sentiment, in which I followed the same pattern as the inside heart: Swoosh in Seaside Spray and sentiment in Momento Black.

I attached it on top of a piece of Whisper White 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Flax Ribbon. Sometimes it is hard to stick anything to the flax ribbon so I used a tiny bit of liquid multi-purpose glue. (Tombo Momo.)

Ta-Da! My card is complete and ready to send!

I plan to decorate the envelope too. Just a couple simple swooshes and a geometric heart should do the trick.

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out this card. I am grateful. Have a terrific weekend! How is it already February?

See you next time.

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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January Paper Pumpkin 2020 ~ I'll Bee Yours

January Paper Pumpkin 2020 ~ I’ll Bee Yours

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this kit has your number: 20 treat bags, 10 mini cards and envelopes, and embellishments. It’s everything you need to celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So, make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin! Watch this how-to video to see the I’ll Bee Yours kit in action.

Looking for some inspiration?

Here are a few fun ideas to help get you started with January’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

I’ll Bee There for You Card

Description: Are you buzzing with creativity? Share this card with a friend!Supply list: Our concept artist made this BEE-utiful card entirely from kit components.

Made with Love Card

Description: Add an extra touch of love with this handmade card that’s full of heart!Supply list: I’ll Bee Yours Stamp Set; Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, and Whisper White Cardstock; Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads; VersaMark®Pad; White Stampin’ Emboss Powder; Iridescent Sequins; Heart Punch Pack; AquapainterThank You CardDescription: The best “thank yous” come from the heart. Put your heart on paper with this card.Supply list: I’ll Bee Yours Stamp Set; Highland Heather and Whisper White Cardstock; Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin’ Pad; White Baker’s Twine; Peaceful Poppy Sequins; Heartfelt Punch Pack, 1″ Circle Punch

Check out our Pinterest page to see more fun projects, then your ideas on social media!

Coordinating Products

We have curated a selection of coordinating products that go perfectly with this month’s kit. They are perfect for making the alternate projects showcased above and can be found in one easy place on the online store. Shop the coordinating products! (US |CA)

January Refills

It’s easy to get distracted when you’re a busy bee. So, be sure to take a moment to check your current inventory of this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, and order any refills you might need before they’re gone!

Shop refills! (US |CA)

Not yet a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber? There is no time like the present!

Monthly subscriptions not really your thing?

Try one of our convenient Pre-Paid options listed here:

1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription [137858] – Price $21.00

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6-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription [137860] – Price: $114.00

One year Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription [137861] – Price: $220.00

Disclamer: Note: Paper Pumpkin is only sold in North America. To find products available where you live, visit stampinup.com and select your country from the dropdown menu at the top of the screen.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you received your January’s kit and you love it like I do, comment below and tell me your favorite part!

Happy Friday!

xoxo,

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Free As A Bird Wood Medallions ~ 3D Thursday

Free As A Bird Wood Medallions ~ 3D Thursday

It’s 3D Thursday, the time of the week when I show off something other than a card. I haven’t done this in awhile and have missed it.

I have such a fun project to show you today! I made it last summer, but never showed it off.

With it being almost the end of January and winter in full swing, it is the perfect time to tell you all about it.

I was given a bunch of wood circle medallions from a friend and I knew I would come up with a creative way to use them. Around the holidays, people enjoy making them into Christmas ornaments to hang on your tree and I was thinking that would be pretty, but I wanted something different. Something you could use all year long!

The idea of a gift tag topper for a birthday gift came to mind and that was when this adorable idea came alive.

(stock photo, source unknown)

I had my husband very carefully put a small hole in the top of each medallion I worked with and then I went to work creating.

I first took Black Stazon ink and stamped my birds right onto the piece of wood. The only preparation to the wood I did ahead of time was wipe it clean of saw dust. It took me a couple times to get the image where I was comfortable with it. (Yes, I had to throw a couple pieces away! Once you stamp, it’s done. There is no erasing and starting over).

Then I used my Stampin’ Blends and colored the birds to my liking. I also usd the flowers from the Free As A Bird stamp set and fussy cut them out to adhere with the hot glue gun.

I wanted to hang them, since I put a hole in the top and so I got our some of my linen thread and adhered a ribbon. I also used some Pear Pizzazz ribbon (from a long time ago) to tie a cute bow to them.

The only other embelishment I added was some cute rhinestones. They make every flower better. Each center received a stone.

The finished product turned out adorable and I can’t wait to give them away with birthday gifts this year!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you LOVE this project and are inspired to create some of your own.

See you soon!

xoxo,

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Cow's It Going? with Buffalo Check

Cow’s It Going? with Buffalo Check

I have said it before and I mean it, this Over The Moon Cling Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! is one of my favorite whismsical sets out there. If you haven’t picked it up, I recommend doing it right away! (Especially if you live in the country like I do!)

This card was super easy to make, let me tell you how I did it.

I started with Basic Black Cardstock for my base measuirng the hamburger style at 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored down the middle at 4.25″.

I then took a piece of Whisper White cardstock, meauring 5.25″ x 4″ and layed it over the Buffalo Check Background stamp that was covered in Momento Black ink. With it covered in ink I layed it aside so I could work on the rest of the card. I didn’t want to smear it or get ink all over me. The cool thing about Momento black is it dries really fast. I just wanted to give it a chance to do it.

I then reached for all my other components. I needed:

  • Daffodil Delight, measuring 3″ x 3.75″
  • Basic Black, measuring 2.5″ x 3.25″
  • Whisper White for stamping, measuring 2.25″ x 3″
  • Pear Pizzazz scrap for a leaf punched out with the leaf punch
  • Garden Green scrap for a leaf punched out with the leaf punch
  • Stampin’ Blends for coloring
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker for spots on cow
  • Daffodil Delight scrap for sentiment border
  • Whisper White Scrap for sentiment stamped in Momento Black ink
  • Whisper White Bakers Twine for embelishment on card
  • Dimensionals to pop up said items

What a stinking cute card!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you loved this adorable card like I do.

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.