Bright and Cheery Butterfly Birthday Card ~ Featuring Embossing Paste

Bright and Cheery Butterfly Birthday Card ~ Featuring Embossing Paste

Bright and Cheery are the only ways I can describe this adorable birthday card!

This card was super simple to assemble once I got all the elements in place.

This is what I did!

I first started with two specific pieces.

  1. I used embossing paste on a piece of 4″ x 5.25″ Pool Party cardstock!

To do that I took a bit of embossing paste onto my silicone mat and used a drop of Pool Party reinker and mixed it in until it was all blue. I then used a pattern party decorative mask and smeared the Pool Party embossing paste all over the mat until I received the look I was waiting for. I then set it aside and let it dry, about an hour!

2. I heat embossed with versa mark and tuxedo black ink, a butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set. Once it was cool, I water colored with my aqua painter, the butterfly in Pool Party, Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo. Next I cut him out.

I took a ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from the Here’s a Card stamp set and stamped it in Pool Party onto Whisper White and cut it out using the circle dies. I cut out another stitched oval die in Flirty Flamingo and adhered them together with snail. I took a skinny (about 1/4″) scrap strip of Granny Apple Green and some Whisper White flax Ribbon and I was ready to assemble my card.

I grabbed my Flirty Flamingo card base measuring (hamburger fold) 5.5″ x 4.25″ and adhered the Pool Party, embossed mat with snail. I used a little tear-n-tape to adhere the Whisper White Flax Ribbon and then some liquid glue to adhere the Granny Apple Green scrap. I mounted the butterfly with glue dots and my oval sentiment with dimensionals.

Still unsure how to use Embossing Paste successfully? Check out this video here, for more information!

Thanks for stopping by today! Check down below for a list of supplies used in making this card. I hope to see you again soon!

xoxo,

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Sandy Beaches with Embossing Paste and an Adirondack Chair

Sandy Beaches with Embossing Paste and an Adirondack Chair

I am having SO much fun this week playing around with Embossing Paste. Today’s card is no different and it is super simple to recreate!

Here’s How I created my beach scene:

I started with a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and my embossing paste. I just grabbed a little paste and added one drop of Soft Suede reinker to the paste and using my palette knife I mixed it all together thoroughly. I then took my fingers and make a streak on my scrap paper. I patted it and played with it so it would dry looking like sand. It worked perfectly! After I was satisfied with my results I let it dry completely. (about an hour!)

While I was letting my “sand” dry I die cut out an Adirondack Chair in Real Red and a little lemonade in Daffodil Delight. They both come from the die set: Seasonal Layers.

I also took a piece of So Saffron cardstock measuring 5″ x 3.75″ and ran it through my die cutting machine with our Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

I wrapped several pieces of Real Red Baker’s Twine around the So Saffron mat and attached it at an angle onto my Crumb Cake card base with snail.

Last but not least, I attached a sentiment from Good Morning Magnolia, “enjoy today” that I stamped in Real Red and cut out with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. By then, the sand was good and dry and I assembled the rest of the card.

Still unsure how to use Embossing Paste successfully? Check out this video here, for more information!

What a fun project! It will mail perfectly and without extra postage. That is always a plus.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you come back soon!

xoxo,

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Evergreen Trees Hello with Winter Woods

Evergreen Trees Hello with Winter Woods

This is such a simple, luscious card. I grew up in the Evergreen State and I love the smell of evergreen trees along with how impressive they are.

When playing around with the stamp set Winter Woods, I knew I wanted to make a fun hello card with just those trees. The goal for the week was to use Winter Woods in a non-winter non-Christmas way.

Let me tell you how I made my card. I started with a 3″ x 5.5″ Whisper White cardstock that I stamped randomly with Evergreen Trees in Shaded Spruce ink. I stamped in full strength and also stamped off once, twice and three times.

Next I took a Basic Gray panel, measuring 3.5″ x 5.5″ and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Subtles 3D embossing folder. I adhered the two together with snail adhesive and then adhered them (with snail again) to my Shaded Spruce card base that measured the typical 5.5″ x 4.25″.

The only other thing I wanted to do was put a Hello on it. I used the Hello from Good Morning Magnolia. It was perfect! I stamped it in Shaded Spruce onto Whisper White and adhered it to a bigger strip of scrap, Shaded Spruce. I bound them together with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. I hope you love it as much as I do.

I’ll be seeing you again, soon!

xoxo,

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Rainbow Buffalo Check Background Using A Good Man

Rainbow Buffalo Check Background Using A Good Man

Isn’t this the best looking manly card ever? Who knew rainbows could be so masculine?!

I made this card during my A Good Man week, where I was featuring the stamp set all week long over on Facebook! This is something I do every week. I start on Friday with a Facebook Live and then the whole following week I feature the stamp set or products I used during my Live. It is a lot of fun and my customers enjoy the ‘featured product(s)’ I share.

A Good Man is a new stamp set this year in our annual catalog. I absolutely fell in love with it and enjoyed working with it.

The card was fairly simple to make, let me tell you how:

First I started with the buffalo check background stamp where I took several colors of stamp pads and stamped randomly all over it. I then took the stamp, huffed it (it’s a way to get it moist again) and stamped straight down onto Whisper White Cardstock. This is what created my rainbow background.

I choose a half sheet of Night of Navy cardstock cut at 5.5″ x 8.5″ and scored at 4/25″ (the hamburger fold). I took a piece of whisper white measuring 4″ x 5.25″ for the inside mat, which I chose to leave blank for my sentiment later.

To finish the front, I adhered the background check rainbow design flat to the night of navy with some snail adhesive.

Next, I took a scrap piece of whisper white and stamped my dad and daughter figure with my black memento ink and colored using my Stampin’ Blends and then cut it out. I took another piece of Whisper White cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine using the Pinewood Panels 3D Embossing folder. This piece measures 3″ x 4″. I used my triple banner punch to create a banner.

Last but not least, I added a piece of linen thread and tied it in a know. I adhered my people directly to the textured banner and then popped everything up with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you like my project and are inspired to create one like it.

I’ll be seeing you soon!

xoxo,

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Simple Stamping Using Modern Heart

Simple Stamping Using Modern Heart

This Modern Heart card is for any stamper but when you are just learning how to stamp, simple stamping is the way to go.

These two cards are shown in Blackberry Bliss and Lovely Lipstick. For being a basic, stamp + ink + paper greeting card, I wanted bold beautiful colors.

After I choose the colors for my two cards I went to stamping and this is what I did:

I started with the cardstock color of my choice measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″. I cut it the hot dog length and scored it in half to create the base.

Next I took a piece of Whisper White and randomly stamped the large heart over and over. I used the coordinating ink for each card. I then took a piece of matching cardstock measuring 4.25″ x 1.5″ and adhered it across the top to add depth to the card.

Last, I used a row of basic rhinestones for a focal point.

For the inside of the card I used a sentiment and left it.

Sometimes the easiest cards are the best to send.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have a terrific weekend.

xoxo,

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A little note Using The Winter Woods Stamp Set

A little note Using The Winter Woods Stamp Set

I love the soft card base with the pop of bold Rich Razzleberry coloring in this card. This card takes no time at all to make, let me tell you how:

I first decided on a Gray Granite cardstock measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″. I cut a mat in Rich Razzleberry at 5″ x 3.75″ and married it with a piece of Whisper White cardstock just a hair smaller on all sides so that the mat would be skinny but still visible.

For stamping on the Whisper White, I used my sponge dauber on the group of trees from Winter Woods. I started with Gray Granite ink at the base and used a Rich Razzleberry dauber for the leaves. It only takes minutes to apply the ink the way you want it.

I am using Winter Woods all week but really wanted to stay away from winter scenes and Christmas cards. This card is a little thinking of you card, and I used the sentiment: “a little note” from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.

When I went to attach my sentiment I realized my card needed another soft element and I instantly reached for my Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. I punched a piece of Gray Granite cardstock and married it up to my sentiment so that they matched perfectly.

To finish off my cute card, I tied a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed this simple, beautiful card.

xoxo,

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July Paper Pumpkin ~ On My Mind

July Paper Pumpkin ~ On My Mind

It’s summer. Time to put your cares aside and relax with our July kit, On My Mind. Perfect for just about any occasion, On My Mind also gives you lots of masculine options—especially if you like classic nautical themes. Plus, we’ve made it easy for you to expand your crafting possibilities with this versatile kit by designing it to coordinate with three suites from the annual catalog: Garden Lane, Woven Threads, and Come Sail Away. And who can resist that Pretty Peacock ink spot?

So don’t wait. See the how-to video here, then get started on your summer cardmaking today!

Kit Includes:

Each On My Mind kit comes with 9 card bases, 9 envelopes, 3 laser-cut sheets, 1 foil die-cut label sheet, 9 die-cut accent sheets and pieces, 5 yds. linen thread, 3 silver paper clips, 30 adhesive-backed sequins, 100 mini dimensionals, 150 adhesive dots, and 3 dimensional rings. And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and Pretty Peacock ink spot!

Just a side note: The 3-dimensional rings are AMAZING and I want more of them!!

Coordinating Stampin’ Up!® Colors:

  • Balmy Blue
  • Mint Macaron
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Night of Navy
  • Old Olive
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Pretty Peacock
  • Sahara Sand
  • Seaside Spray and
  • Terracotta Tile

Okay, so one of our favorite things to do is show you how you can do more with the goodies you receive in your Paper Pumpkin kit. And this month is no exception. To create the super-cute cards above, simply use this month’s kit and the products listed below. But don’t stop there. Put your creative self into high gear and see what you can come up with on your own!All three of our alternate projects feature brand new catalog products that coordinate with this month’s kit. Have you seen the Sail Away Trinkets? So cute. (Check p. 177 of the annual catalog.) If you love sequins, the tapestry-colored Woven Threads Sequin Assortment (on p. 176) is probably already on your shopping list. (Who needs a gypsy caravan when you can just stare at these sequins?) And the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper (p. 165)? It’s lush and verdant and you’re going to love that it coordinates so well with this month’s kit.

Refills are Available:

Ahoy, matey!

No one likes an “oar-deal” when the time comes to make extra projects, so we have refills for a limited time. Buy them and hide them quickly, though, since papercrafting pirates may come looking for your stash . . . savvy? (JK. But if there WERE such a thing as papercrafting pirates, your refills would be the first thing they’d pillage!)

So how do I order a Paper Pumpkin Kit? I am glad you asked!

Thanks 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.