Bermuda Bay Hearts – Birthday Card

Hello Stampers…today I have a card that was inspired by Kristal’s Cards (a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demo). She actually used it for a Valentine’s Card but by changing the colors I made it into a birthday card. 

I’m very happy about how this card came together.  I have the polka dot paper adhered flat but some of the ladies in my class popped up the white cut out and it looked super. We also popped up the little sentiment. To add a bit more bling I used pearl sequins with a rhinestone in the center.

Added the white on the inside for writing a message and the little glitter heart just adds bling.

This is such a fun card to make…try in other color combinations. 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Bermuda Bay

Paper – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP, Bermuda Bay Glitter Paper

Accessories – Sweet Sassy Framelits, Silver Ribbon, Sequins, Jewel Basic Rhinestones, Classic Label Punch, Word Window Punch

 

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Have a great week!  Until my next post….Happy Stamping!     Donna

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Panda Waterfall Card

Hello Stampers!  We are freezing here in Southern California – it’s been in the 50’s and 60’s and as low as 30’s and 40’s  in the morning…brrr. Hope you are warm and healthy. We are just not accustomed to this cold weather!

I have a very cute card for you today. It’s the Waterfall Card some of you are familiar with and our Sale-A-Bration Pandas. 

See the little white tab at the bottom?  Just give that a little tug and the next Panda will appear.

Sorry about the smudge…Tip: If you use Archival Basic Black be sure to let it dry thoroughly.

Here’s the next one.

And the next…

We made this card in my classes and at first the ladies thought they would never be able to do it. In the end…EVERYONE was successful! 

You want directions…right! Here you go.

Card Stock:  Base – 4″ x 5 1/4″; Strip – 1″ x 4″; (cut 4) 2″ x 2″

DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″

Whisper White:  2″ x 9″ (score at 2″, 2 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/4″); (cut 4) 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″; (optional – 3 3/4″ x 5″ for back of card)

  1.  Adhere the DSP to base and optional Whisper White to back, using 1 1/4″ Circle Punch – punch a half circle at the bottom in the center
  2. Stamp the Whisper White squares and adhere to the cardstock squares
  3. Stamp the sentiment onto the 2″ x 9″ Whisper White strip at least 1/2″ from 1st score mark and leave at least 3/4″ from bottom of this strip
  4. Fold on score lines all in one direction (curving toward the sentiment)
  5. Adhere the 1″ x 4″ strip ONLY on sides to the base about 1″ from the bottom of base
  6. Adhere the squares (adhesive ONLY on the top of square) starting at the midway fold ON THE BACK SIDE of the sentiment along the score lines and work your way up putting a square along each fold
  7. Slide the Whisper White (WW) strip with squares attached through the cardstock strip, center it and line up with bottom, put adhesive on strip but be sure to stay within the boundaries of the WW strip, fold the top half of WW strip (with the squares) over the adhesive laying flat and press.
  8. You’re finished!

It may sound daunting but it really isn’t. Give it a try…if you have any problems…contact me.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Special Celebrations, SAB Party Pandas

Ink – Archival Basic Black

Paper – Tranquil Tide, Fresh Florals DSP, Whisper White

Accessories – 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

 

Have fun with this card and please let me know what other ideas you have for the four squares…flowers, butterflies, etc. Remember to send me a photo of your creation so that I can post it and feature you as my guest stamper.

In the meantime…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Tri-Fold Card

Hi Stampers!  Today I have a very versatile card for you. Yes, mine is a Valentine card…better late than never! I should have posted this on Wednesday but life got in the way. 🙂

 

In class some of the participants made this lovely card into a birthday card…you can put any sentiment you want on it.

 

Open the first page and find this lovely flourish.

 

And finally the inside where you can put your sentiment. I left this particular one blank until I need it and then decide what I want inside.

This card may look difficult but really isn’t.

Here are the measurements for this card:

Powder Pink – 6 3/8″ x 5 1/2″, score at 2 1/8″

Whisper White – 8″ x  5 1/4″, score at 4″; (2) 2 1/2″ x 4″

Sahara Sand – (2) 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″

DSP – 2″ x 5 3/8″ and 1/2″ x 5 1/4″

Use the photos to lay out your pieces then stamp and adhere.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Bloomin’ Love, Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Crumb Cake, Powder Pink

Paper – Powder Pink, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Fresh Florals DSP

Accessories – Stampin’ Write Markers (Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink)

 

This card is really lovely; I hope you will try making one. 

Please try to stay healthy! The flu bug has hit my daughter and her family very hard…all 5 of them are down with the flu (mom, dad, 3 children). Unfortunately one of the girls also has pneumonia! This flu is nothing to fool around with so take care of yourselves.

Happy Stamping!      Donna

Valentine Lots to Love Box

Hello Stampers!  We’re getting close to Valentine’s Day so I have some cards to use for Valentines or Birthday. 

This adorable box has the greeting “happy valentine’s day” and the mini card is for a birthday card on a package. I like to give the ladies in my classes the option of the special holiday as well as birthday or general. 

These darling boxes are so easy to make using the die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits. Just add some DSP, some accessories and sentiment and you have a very cute box.

We made little greeting cards too, using the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes. You can make a set of 4 to slip into the box. We also made gift tags but I am not posting those. 

These cards are so handy. Great to put on a gift package!

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Teeny Tiny Wishes, Birthday Blossoms

Ink – Berry Burst

Paper – Berry Burst, Fresh Florals DSP, Whisper White

Accessories – Ribbon, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Everyday Label Punch  (held over from the Holiday Catalog)

 

Hope you enjoyed this cute little box and ideas for contents. I’ve been trying to come up with a candy to put inside. It needs to be flat…maybe a couple Ghirardelli Squares. Please contact me if you think of other items to fit in this little box.

Happy Stamping!        Donna

Quilted Thank You

Hello Stampers…we’ve had lovely weather here in San Diego. Hope you are all well and staying healthy!

You know how much I like the Quilt Builder Framelits…well…they aren’t just for Christmas! Today’s card is a Thank You card highlighting the Quilt Builder Framelits and the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.

I know I’ve been stuck on Night of Navy but I love the combination with Lemon Lime Twist and Marina Mist.

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Thoughtful Banners, Floral Phrases

Ink – Night of Navy

Paper – Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Marina Mist

Accessories – Quilt Builder Framelits, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Duet Banner Punch

 

 

This card may look complicated but it’s not with the help of the Quilt Builder Framelits…and guess what…both the framelits and the stamp set, Christmas Quilt, are being held over! So…you can still order them. To see what else is being held over check my January 16 or 23 Newsletter for the complete list. If you do not receive my Weekly Newsletter then definitely contact me to get added to my email list. (Contact info. is on the upper right side of this post.)

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and keep checking for other new and exciting creations. 

Happy Stamping!      Donna 🙂

Valentines and Birthday Cards by Guest Stamper

Hello Stampers! Today I’d like to share some cards my guest stamper and granddaughter created. Ashlyn is 9 years old and LOVES to make cards. While she spent a week with us she made 33 Valentine cards for her classmates and an adorable birthday card for her little sister.

This card was created for Ashlyn’s little sister who just turned 4. Emmalyn LOVES flamingos so…of course Ashlyn had to use our retired flamingo stamp.

You can see a tiny bit of her inside.  Ashlyn decided to type her sentiment and then use a die to cut it out. 

Now to her Valentine cards…she did use a new non Stampin’ Up! die and she became quite proficient with the electric die cutter. She made pink cards for the girls and red for the boys & her male teacher. Total of 33 Valentine Cards!

 

Ashlyn cut all the scalloped circles and then used the Stamparatus to stamp the greeting. She was quite impressed with the Stamparatus and how easy and perfect each impression came out. As you can see she used dies a LOT! The little white and red hearts were all cut out with dies using the Big Shot and the actual base cards were cut using an electric die cutter.

Needless to say…I’m VERY proud of her. I’m sure there will be more great cards created by Ashlyn in the future.

Take care, stay healthy and ….Happy Stamping!    Donna

Daisy Field Thank You

Hello stampers!  Today I have a delightful card for you. I made it as a Thank You card but it would be a great Birthday card as well. I love daisies and this combo of the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Daisy Punch make my day.

I’m pretty sure I was influenced by a card I saw somewhere on line but can’t remember where or who influenced me. This happens to all of us I’m sure…we view so many cards and subconsciously one or more stick in our memory banks. I apologize to the person who originally made this design or something similar.

 

The inside has a simple sentiment and leaves room for a lovely personal note.

 

 

 

I try to switch it up as to the direction in which a card opens…I think I’m partial to the vertical. 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used to make this card:

Stamp Set – Daisy Delight

Ink – Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Wild Wasabi, Cajun Craze

Paper – Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Pool Party, Cajon Craze 

Accessories – 1/2″ Circle Punch, Gold Faceted Gems, Daisy Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

 

This is a fun card to make and it is quite versatile. Try it out and have some fun stamping time!

 

I’ll once again highlight my granddaughter’s card making in my next blog. She spent a week with us and LOVES to make cards.

Until next time…Happy Stamping!      Donna 🙂