Quick and Easy cards

Nature's Harvest Dreams

I just cannot stop playing with the Nature's Harvest bundle.  The large flowers are beautiful and make such a great focal point.  I think it is safe to say that so far it is the set I have used the most from the July-December Mini Catalog.

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The flowers were quickly colored using Watercolor Pencils.  There are many ways to use the pencils and on this card I roughly colored the flowers using Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight pencils and lightly went over them with a Blender pen to smooth out some of the color transitions.  It took maybe 5 minutes.  The flower was cut out using the Harvest Dies.  I stamped the Basic White piece using the great sentiment from the Through It  Together stamp set in Early Espresso ink and then embossed it using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

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Along the side I used a strip of  Harvest Meadow 12" x 12" DSP.   Around the flowers I added a few gold Metallic Pearls.  This is a quick and easy card to put together and can be used for lots of different occasions.  

 

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Whimsy&Wonder

Join me and 12 talented friends from the International Creativity Abounds Design Team on September 17 and 18 for our second stamp camp featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Product Suite!
 
About this Event
Are you ready for 13 amazing projects featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Suite?
Your Whimsy & Wonder Stamp Camp includes:

  • The Whimsy & Wonder Product Collection - includes the Whimsy & Wonder Bundle (stamp set and dies), Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon and Wonderful Snowflakes.
  • Make and Takes* for 13 projects and an awesome PDF for you to follow along while creating.
  • YouTube videos for each of the projects for your reference
  • Access to an exclusive FB group where additional LIVE presentations will be held during the 2 days weekend (you can watch later, as well)!

*Card stock will be prepped and ready for you with any of the die-cutting done that is not part of  your bundle.

*You will provide your own ink and adhesive and will use the Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Snowflakes from your purchased suite.

*Your kit will include card stock for you to stamp on, but you will do the die cutting. 

I hope you join in the fun with us! This is such a beautiful product suite and you are going to love how versatile it is!

Registration is now open and ENDS September 5th and the Make-n-Take kit is estimated to ship by September 9th. 
 
How do you register for the event?
Simply head to my online store (use Host Code GECFPUU7) and purchase the Whimsy & Wonder Suite (Item 156276 - $80.25 or an equivalent amount of product $80.25 before shipping and taxes) if you’ve already got the suite. Note:  You need the suite to complete the make and takes!  You will earn a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice (Level 1) with your order.
 
Purchase the suite in my Online Store using the Host Code GECFPUU7 and you’ll automatically be registered for the event! If you have other items you want to order you can simply add them on your Stamp Camp order and save on some shipping! By purchasing and using this stamp camp host code you'll automatically be registered for the event.


Simple Sunday-Dandy Garden Laser-Cut Paper

Need some quick cards? Today's cards are easy to make and I think they are pretty too!

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Here's what you will need:

  • Basic Black Cardstock
  • Rainbow Glimmer Paper
  • Dandy Laser-Cut Paper
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • optional but nice Basic White CS

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These 2 cards are basically the same except they use different frames from the Dandy Laser-Cut Paper. The sparkle colors are different  since they are cut from different sections of the Rainbow Glimmer paper.

  • Basic Black CS 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" 
  • Rainbow Glimmer Paper 3-1/3" x 5"
  • Dandy Laser-Cut Paper
  • Basic White CS 4" x 5-1/4". I like to line the inside of my card whenever the card base is a dark color.
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Apply a thin line of glue along the edge of the frame and also in different places on the design.  Layer it on the Glimmer paper.  I put something heavy on the frame for a few minutes just to help the glue adhere.  Attach the Glimmer paper to the card base using the liquid glue or your adhesive of choice.  Attach the Basic White CS ti the inside of the card.

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This card uses one of the frames and some of the other pieces in the Dandy Laser-Cut Paper.  The only paper difference is the Rainbow Glimmer Paper is cut at 2-5/8" x 4-1/8".

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You can certainly dress these cards up a bit more with some ribbon or twine and also by adding a sentiment label.  I decided to keep them clean, simple and sparkly.

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Paper Blooms Birthday

The patterned papers aka Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the January-February Sale-A-Bration are all so good.  This quick and easy project uses the Paper Blooms DSP.  I am going to miss using this paper, good thing I have an extra pack.

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It is so fun to mix and match the different patterns in the Paper Blooms DSP.  The large flower is also from the DSP.   There are 3 of these large flowers on one sheet of the DSP.  They are pretty easy to fussy cut.  I like using the Denim ribbon, it is soft and easy to tie.   The label is from the Pierced Blooms die and the sentiment is from the Best Year stamp set. 

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Card Base: Thick Basic White 5-1/2" x 6" scored at 3", finished card base will be 3" x 6"

Paper Blooms DSP: Pattern 1.  2" x 5-1/4"    

                                     Pattern 2  1" x 5-1/4"

Basic White Stitched Circle: #3  (#1 is the smallest)

Attach the circle to the top of the card.  Make sure that the total measurements are 4-1/4" or less, so it can fit in an A-2 envelope.

This is a pretty easy, quick card and a fun way to show off the pretty designs in the Paper Blooms DSP.

Thank you for stopping by and remember Sale-A-Bration ends on the February 28th!

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Garden Wishes and the Oh So Ombre DSP

There is less than 2 weeks left of this period of Sale-A-Bration.  It is a little hard to get used to that Sale-A-Bration last only 2 months but the good thing is that there will be another Sale-A-Bration in July-August with new offerings.  

I should have shared these cards on a Sunday, since they are perfect for a Simple Sunday post.  

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The beautiful Oh So Ombre DSP (SAB choice) meets the Garden Wishes stamp set.  Very clean and simple.  The dandelion image was stamped directly on the Blackberry Bliss Oh So Ombre DSP in VersaMark ink and heat embossed using Black embossing powder.  The sentiment was also heat embossed using Black embossing powder on Basic White CS and cut out using the Stitched Shapes dies.  A Matte Black dot was attached to accent the sentiment.   The Blackberry Bliss Striped ribbon  is  easy to tie and holds its shape beautifully.  

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Here are the measurements for the card.

  • Blackberry Bliss CS card base- 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Basic White- 4" x  5-1/4" (cut 2,  one for the outside and one for the inside of the card), scrap piece for the sentiment
  • Basic Black -3-3/4" x 5"
  • Oh So Ombre DSP- 3-5/8" x 4-7/8"

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Inside another dandelion image from the Garden Wishes stamp set stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and a strip of Oh So Ombre DSP.  

I liked the way this card turned out  and decided to make the same card in all the colors of the Oh So Ombre DSP.

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Here it is in Rococo Rose.  The only difference is the ribbon.  This is the 3/8" Glittered Black Organdy Ribbon.

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Granny Apple Green

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Bermuda Bay

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Which is your favorite?  

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Oh So Ombre & Wild Roses

I needed  to make some  thank you cards.  These cards needed to be quick and easy to make.  I decided on  the Wild Roses background stamp in the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog. This background stamp comes either in Cling Mount or Wood Mount. Since I wanted this card to be quick and easy I didn't want to do much coloring and that is when it hit me to use the Oh So Ombre DSP.  The pretty ombre design would do the coloring for me.  

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I placed the Wild Roses stamp in my Stamparatus.  The Stamparatus is so useful when using large background stamps.   You can re-ink the stamp and stamp again to make sure you get good coverage.  I started with the Blackberry Bliss Oh So Ombre DSP (Sale-A-Bration choice) and inked the stamp using Blackberry Bliss ink.  The ombre on the DSP and the all over Wild Roses pattern makes for a very quick pretty card.  All of the cards were layered using Basic White CS and placed on a the color of CS of the Oh So Ombre paper.  The ribbon is from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and is on a Stitched Rectangle label.  The little rhinestone was colored in using Stampin' Blends.

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Here is the same card and ingredients except in Bermuda Bay.

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Rococo Rose

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Granny Apple Green

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If you need quick and easy cards consider the Wild Roses background stamp and the Oh So Ombre DSP.  This card can be used for lots of occasions by simply changing the sentiment.  Quick, easy, pretty and versatile is hard to beat.

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Festive Post and Everything Essential

Here's a quick and easy card using the Festive Post stamp set and the Everything Essential bundle.

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The cute reindeer and tree images are from the Everything Essential stamp set and the cute car and tree is from the Festive Post set.  All the images were punched out using the Essential Tag punch.  These 2 stamp sets really compliment each other, since they both feature images that work for Halloween through Valentine's day.  The images are fun and a little whimsical, making them great for anyone.  

The card base is Real Red with a layer of Early Espresso CS and one of the Crumb Cake plaids in the Plaid Tidings DSP.  The tags also sit on a strip of Early Espresso CS that was embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.

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Inside of the card I stamped the reindeer from the Festive Post set and also added a strip of the Plaid Tidings DSP.  It is always nice to dress up the inside of your cards too.   Here are some additional cards made using the Festive Post and/or  Everything Essential sets,  HEREHERE,  and HERE.  

Thank you for stopping by and a list of all the products I used is posted below. 

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Simple Sunday-Forever Gold

Running a little late this morning with my post.  Made some quick, easy and I think elegant cards to share with you today.

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Here's what I used to make this card.

The hardest part was deciding what stamp set to use for the sentiment.  I chose this sentiment from the Ridiculously Awesome set.  This is another special stamp set, it is Ronda Wade's Million Dollar stamp set.  

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In this view you can see the inside of the card decorated with a strip of DSP and a gold foil leaf from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.   

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Since I already had the Ornate Garden DSP and the Early Espresso card base cut and scored I decided to make another card using the same ingredients except for the sentiment.  This sentiment is from a Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love this sentiment and during this time I think this is something we need to hear and take to heart.

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Posted for You in Gold

Have you seen the Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty paper?  It is on page 152 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalog.  Where it is located in the catalog  it can be easily overlooked.  In this paper pack there are designs that work as a card front layer and others that are accents.  One side is gold foil which will instantly add an elegant touch to your projects, the other side is white that you can color using a sponge brayer or leave white.  Lots of possibilities.

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This quick and easy card is elevated just by using the beautiful card front design from the Forever Gold Specialty paper.  The "Love" from the Posted for You stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Shapes dies.  The image was quickly colored using Old Olive, Soft Suede, and Real Red Stampin' Blends.  The pretty Real Red sheer ribbon is from the August-December mini catalog.

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  • Very Vanilla Thick cardstock card base- 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Old Olive cardstock 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Early Espresso cardstock 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"

Thank you for stopping by. Below you will find all the products I used to make this quick and easy card that was kicked up a bit using the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty paper.  

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Simple Sunday...Cute Fruit

Ready for another Simple Sunday share?  I found a couple of pineapples that I had stamped using the Cute Fruit stamp set (found only in the Beginner brochure) and they were too cute not to use.

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Don't they just make you smile?   The pineapples were stamped using Bumblebee and Granny Apple Green ink.  I cut them out which was pretty simple since it is not a very intricate design.  The pineapples are layered on a piece of 2020-22 In Color DSP in Magenta Madness. The card base is a Whisper White notecard.  Notecards are smaller in size 3-1/2" x 5" (this is a mailable  size in the US).  Notecards come in Whisper White or Very Vanilla  and you get 20 cards and envelopes for $7.00.  This is a super deal and perfect for all stampers.

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The sentiment is also from the Cute Fruit stamp set.  I like to the decorate the insides of cards soI stamped another pineapple inside.  All the pineapples have flowers punched out using the Confetti Flowers Border punch.  The centers of the flowers are white dots from the All the Trimmings Embellishment pack in the 2020-Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.

This is a quick and easy card to make and perfect to brighten someone's day.  Below you will find all the supplies with links to my online store and colors I used to make this card.  

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Simple Sunday...Blossoms in Bloom

What kind of cards do you use the most?  Lately, it seems I have been sending a lot of just checking in, thinking about you cards.  The Many Layered Blossoms die part of the Blossoms in Bloom bundle is a great one to use to make quick pretty cards.  The die is large so all you really need is a sentiment and your card is done.

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I kept the color palette simple using just Whisper White CS and Real Red CS.  Real Red card stock was used to cut out the bolder die and Whisper White for the outline die.  If you back the Whisper White CS with a piece of Adhesive Sheet it will make assembly very easy.  The assembled flower was layered on Whisper White CS cut using a Stitched Rectangle die.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped using Versamark ink and heat embossed in  White embossing powder.  Rhinestones were placed in the centers of all the flowers to add a little sparkle to the card.

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On this second version the sentiment was stamped and embossed on Basic Black cardstock.  Which version do you like best?  

Thank you for stopping by and if I can help you with your paper crafting needs please let me know!  

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