Quick and Easy cards

Sharing Sweet Thoughts

We are in the last few weeks of the 2017-18 Annual catalog.  I have separated out the stamp sets that are retiring so I can be sure to stamp with them.  I found the Sharing Sweet Thoughts set and realized it had hardly been used.   This stamp set is the Ronald McDonald House Charities set, which means Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the RMHC for each set that is purchased.  


This set also coordinates with the Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" DSP, which is also retiring.   This DSP has great fun and  fruity images as well as more neutral designs on the flip side.


Product List

Night Of Navy Solid Baker's Twine
Night Of Navy Solid Baker's Twine


Coloring the strawberries is a snap using the Cherry Cobbler Stampin'Blends.  The Stampin' Blends will be back and available for purchase soon.  

When you are deciding what sets you need to purchase before they retire I hope you will consider the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set.  Not only will you have a great stamp set but you will also be supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Blog sig with gerber


Sale-A-Bration 2018 ...Springtime Foils DSP again

I am back with another card featuring the lovely Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.  


This is another easy card just a little coloring and a bit of cutting.  This time I used the Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends to color in the flower.  


This picture though not the best, shows off the beautiful rose gold foil dots .  


Product List

Not very many supplies needed to create this card.  This is another situation where the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP does all the work.  Be sure to get your free package of Springtime Foils Specialty DSP during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.  

Blog sig with gerber


Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge

Do you know how to play tic tac toe?  This week the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge has a fun challenge based on the game of tic tac toe.  You have to create a card based on the items listed in the box and how you want to "win", horizontal, diagonal, or vertical.


Can you tell which  line I used  to create my card?  

Tic-tac-tue-2 tsot

I went right along the middle and used Dies Cuts, Flowers and Vellum.  When I saw those elements I immediately thought of the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit.  I used the lovely floral and vellum die cuts to create the border.  This was a super quick and easy card to make.  The elements were already embossed and colored.  I just had to punch them out and arrange them.  


I just realized that I also have another tic tac toe.  I also have the diagonal  Ribbon/Twine,  Flowers, Dots.  I really should have added some glitter then I would have had a third tic tac toe of Glitter, Vellum, Dots.


Product List

Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

The Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit is a great one to have on hand for making quick cards and DIY packaging.  All the work has been done for you and you have to do is arrange the elements and you are done.

For more information on the challenge and how to play along go to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog and/or the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Facebook  group.  I hope you will join in the challenge and see which way you will tic tac toe.

Blog sig with gerber

This Little Piggy

Here is another card I completed from the box of incomplete projects I referred to in this post.  


The entire piggy image was complete and even layered on the black stitched circle.  I can't remember why I didn't just layer it on a card and finish it.  


I stamped the piggy on a piece Wood Textures DSP and fussy cut her out.  I think the wood grain looks great on her.  


Product List



Here's a peek at the inside of the card.  I finished the inside with a strip of the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and a heart cut using the Sweet and Sassy framelits.  I like to finish the inside of the card with  strip of washi, DSP, or a little stamping.


I have a few more cards that I completed from the box of forgotten projects.  I will share them soon.  I want to get back to sharing more the fun products from Sale-A-Bration especially the items that were recently released.

Blog sig with gerber



Heartfelt Blooms and the Triple Time Stamping

The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set is an elegant and beautiful stamp set.  It is a set that lends itself to lots of different techniques.  


This technique is called Triple Time stamping. It is very easy and I think it looks great with this set.  Here are the measurements for the different layers.

Very Vanilla: (cut 2) 4" x 5-1/4",  3" x 4-1/4",  2" x 3-1/4"

Basic Gray: 4-1/4" x 11"  (scored at 5-1/2"),  3-1/4" x 4-1/2", 2-1/4" x 3-1/2"

Place all the Very Vanilla layers on top of each other like they are in the completed card minus the Basic Gray layers.  You might want to secure each piece down with a tiny bit of adhesive.  Stamp the sentiment and then stamp  the flower as shown in the sample. Stamp a few random splatters with the Timeless Texture stamp.  Carefully separate the layers and now layer the largest vanilla piece on to the cardbase.  Layer the middle vanilla piece on to the Basic Gray layer and tie a bow using the Basic Gray ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon pack.  Apply adhesive and secure it down, taking card to line up the images.  Layer the smallest vanilla piece to the Basic Gray layer and attach it to the middle layer with Stampin' Dimensionals. Stamp the remaining Very Vanilla piece and then adhere it to the inside of the card.  



Product List

This project uses 2 Sale-A-Bration products and they are 2 of my favorites.  When you place a $50 order you are eligible to receive one of these fabulous products free.  If you place a $100 order you can choose both of these products for free.  Sale-A-Bration is a great time to be a customer, hostess and/or a demonstrator.  

Blog sig with gerber


Simple Sunday: Celebrate You Thinlits

Need a quick and easy card?   Have some patterned paper scraps and/or washi tape?  Well here you go!


I also used the fabulous Celebrate You thinlits in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.   These thinlits are free with a $100 purchase and will also be available in the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  

Product List

This card is super fast to make and can be used for lots of occasions.  The hardest past is just picking out some coordinating papers or washi tape to use. 

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

Blog sig with gerber



Ribbon of Courage and the Support Ribbon Framelits

I like a good surprise.  Remember I said good surprise.  An example of a good surprise is the flower and leaf die that comes in the Support Ribbon Framelits die set.   It is a great flower and different from my other flower dies.   


Isn't it a super cute flower and leaf?  I paired it with one of the sayings from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.   This sentiment gets used a LOT by me.  It fits a lot of situations and you know I am a big fan of the two font look.  Are you wondering where I got the Smoky Slate striped paper from?  I made it!  Yes, it is the Diagonal Stripe Background stamp turned so it is no longer diagonal.  


I used the largest circle Stitched Shapes framelits for the Real Red layer and the second to the largest circle (Layering Circles framelits) for the Smoky Slate stripe.  


Product List

I'm happy with  how this card turned out.  I think it will brighten up someone's mailbox real soon.  I like it so much that I am entering it in the What Will You Stamp Challenge#152, #WWYS152.  

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to sign up for my newsletter.  The sign up form is on the right hand side of the blog.  

Blog sig with gerber

Try Stampin' on Tuesday and the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit

Time for the first Try Stampin' on Tuesday weekly Challenge for 2018.   


This is one super quick and easy card.   The only stamping I did was to stamp the "celebrate".   The sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Amazing You.  The sentiment is a smaller version of the amazing Celebrate You thinlit dies which is also a Sale-A-Bration choice.  The lovely cake and flowers are from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit.  The kit is so fun and perfect for cards,  scrapbook pages, home decor, really anything that you want to embellish.  The kit comes with foil embossed images on both cardstock and vellum.  There are cardstock/silver foil die cut numbers and tassels too.  The kit also has an exclusive washi tape in silver foil,  white mini clothespins and a yummy scalloped Marina Mist velvet ribbon.  On page 10 and 11 of the Occasions catalog there are lots of beautiful samples using the kit.


I also used a strip from the Sweet Soiree DSP which is GORGEOUS!  This pack of DSP has silver foil accents on one side of each sheet.  Simply stunning.  


I hope you will join in the challenge.  You can get all the details on the blog and be sure to check out what the other members of the team created using this sketch.

Blog sig with gerber

Hearts Come Home Quick and Easy

This week I am working on quick and easy Christmas cards.  I need to get my cards made and sent.  


The only stamping on this card are the sentiments.  This sentiment on the front is  from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  Don't you just love the font?  One day I hope to be able to letter this beautifully.  The greenery was cut using the Pretty Pines thinlits.  I used 2 different thinlits so the cutting went quickly.  The red glimmer berries were cut using the row of dots from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits.  I can cut 12 berries at one time so that was definitely fast and easy.  The background was embossed using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  



Product List

Card Base:  Thick Whisper White 4-1/4" x 11 scored at 5-1/2"

Real Red: 4" x 5-1/4"

Thick Whisper White:  3-7/8" x  5-1/8"

Banner: 3/4" x 4" 

Hope you liked this quick and easy card.  I will be back tomorrow with another card idea for you.  Remember Free Shipping is only for 24 hours and ends Monday, December 11 at 11:59 pm(MT).  Please shop at my online store and remember to use the hostess code if your order is less than $150.

Blog sig



Love Sparkles Continued

Here are a couple more color combination using the Love Sparkles stamp set.

Love Sparkles www.sharonburkert.com

This card uses Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry.  Playing with the Watercolor pencils has really made me appreciate Pacific Point. 

Love Sparkles www.sharonburkert.com

Here we have the same card in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.   You can see 2 other combinations I used here.  So, which color combination do you like best?  

Blog sig with gerber