Quick and Easy cards

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.  


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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.  

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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.

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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.  



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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.

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Love Sparkles Continued

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

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

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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?  

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Bunch of Blossoms

I have spent the past few days stamping and planning a class using the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and Blossom Builder punch.  I'm pretty excited about this class!  We came up with some really fun cards and some of them are pretty different.  This card did not make it into the class but I still wanted to share it with you.

Bunch of Blossoms stamp set, Blossoms Builder punch, #stampinup, www.sharonburkert.com

This is probably my favorite color combination right now, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach.  These 2 colors are just so happy and bright and yet not too bright.  I also used Pear Pizzaz and Soft Suede ink.  What I really like about this set is that it contains both beautiful images and great sayings.  It is rare for me to use just one stamp set and when I can I know it is a complete set.

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Vertical Greetings

How many times have you wished that you had some greetings that were vertical?  We can manipulate the layout of sayings and omit and add words but it is way too much work to change their orientation.   That's why I was so happy to see  the Vertical Greetings set(page 109) in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  The set has SIX basic sentiments and a trio of delightful topiaries.

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Isn't that little heart adorable?  It is from the new Enamel Shapes.  In the Brights, Regals, and Subtles you get 1 sheet per color and each sheet has 5 hearts, 5 stars, 5 mini circles, and 5 small circles.  I know I will be ordering more.

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I also fussy cut around each of the parts of the topiary.  I wanted a little more dimension since the card was going to be a pretty simple one.  It wasn't difficult just well, fussy.

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If you have any questions about the products I used or the card please feel free to contact me or leave me a comment.  

More Flower Fields and Wildflower Fields DSP

I liked yesterday's quick and easy card so much I decided to make a few more.  Here it is in Calypso Coral.

Flowering Fields Calypso Coral

The Lost Lagoon version.

Flowering Fields Lost Lagoon

After I made the cards I thought it would make a nice little gift,  so I made a box to hold the cards.

Flowering Fields card box


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Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker


Here are all the cards.

Trio ofFlowering Fields cards

Flowering Fields Cards and box

I also want to remind you that the 2014-16 In Colors will be retiring soon.  Be sure to get your ink refills, paper, and embellishments.  In fact that would be a great thing to order during the last few days of Sale-A-Bration.  


Flowering Fields and Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper

It is hard to believe that March 2016 is almost over!  You know what that means...Sale-A-Bration 2016 is almost over.  Sad but true but until it is over on the 31st we will still be Sale-A-Brating and enjoying all the awesome products.   Today's project is a quick and easy card.

Flowering Fields Blackberry Bliss


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Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker

Pretty simple but I think pretty cute card.  I am not stamping any sentiment for right now.  I know I have most occasions covered with either the Party Pants set or the Perfect Pairings set.

Be sure to let me know if you need any help placing an order or signing up to become a member of my stamp ladies team.   Sale-A-Bration is a great time to do both!

Mailable Monday: Hi There, S'Up?

When the heat of summer has gotten to me and my brain feels a little fried, I turn to simple and reliable card templates.  


How can you go wrong with the classic color combination of Black, White, Real Red, and Daffodil Delight?

S'Up inside

I send a lot of cards and this weekend sent out a bunch that were bumpy and lumpy.  This card is pretty flat and very mailable.   

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Use My Stash Sunday and the Fresh Prints pack

I admit it, I love  DSP (Designer Series Paper) aka patterned paper.  I love it so much that I tend to save all  my scraps and have hoarding tendencies when it comes to using it.  With the arrival of the new Stampin' Up! catalog I realize that I have a lot of DSP that I haven't used.  Well, I am going to use it and all the scraps I cannot bear to throw away.   Welcome to Use My Stash Sundays.  I am going to use my DSP stash both new and retired.  Hopefully, I will find fun ways to use my beloved DSP.   

This is probably one of my go to card styles.  I sure had fun mixing and matching patterns from the Fresh Prints DSP pack.   The Fresh Prints pack is probably my favorite little paper stack to date.  The colors are so cheery and happy: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Crumb Cake and White.

SS Sunday Scraps

The "hi" is from the Regarding Dahlias stamp set.  I used the Blossom punch and the 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circle punches.  Very simple and quick to make.

You probably don't even need the measurements but here they are in case you are interested.  All of the DSP was attached to a Whisper White card base 4-1/4" x 11".

SS freshprints empire

Here's one more combination I made.  I will probably make a few more while I have everything out.

SS 6-1-14

The Fresh Prints DSP stack will be available for a few more days.  Remember the Stampin' Up! ordering system will be down from midnight (June 2) until about noon on June 2.  They are getting ready for the new catalog.  I will be ready and waiting to order tomorrow!