With Love & Sympathy

One of the most calming color palette’s I’ve come across perfect for the sad times in our lives. A sweet and simple card with a few added textures for interest along with the Painted Poppies Stamp Set and a sentiment by Itty Bitty Greetings . Simple yet elegant. Love it.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ w x 4 1/4″ h.
Background Matte: Seaside Spray Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w
Background: Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ h x 5″ w
Stamped Matte: 
Seaside Spray Cardstock 2″ h x 3 1/2″ w
Stamped Layer: Whisper White Cardstock 1 3/4″ h x 3 1/8″ w Stitched Rectangle Die

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Emboss the Background with the Brick & Mortat 3D Embossing Folder and attach to the Background Matte.
  4. Tie the Ribbon around the layer and secure with a knot.
  5. Attach the Background Matte using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the Poppies using Basic Gray Stamp Pad and color in with Stampin’ Blends. Attach to the Stamped Matte.
  7. Attach the Stamped Matte to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Stamp the Sentiment on scrap Whisper White Cardstock and punch with the Classic Label Punch. Attach to the Stamped Layer with Stampin’ Seal.
  9. Die cut the Lattice from scrap Whisper White Cardstock and adhere with Fine Tip Glue.
  10. Very pretty! Hold on to it. Sadly you will need to send it one day.

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Design inspired by Gail Ellis.

Let’s Celebrate You

I tell you this a sleeper stamp set! I’m so glad I took a second look at the Painted Poppies Stamp Set and Painted Moments dies. This set came out last spring as a whole Suite of products with a lot of Ta Da. The Suite had such a beautiful pack of Designer Series Paper and the lovely coordinating Poppy Moment Dies that this sweet Painted Poppies stamp set and pretty Painted Moments die set were far overshadowed. This #simplestamping card uses just Stamps, Ink and paper for a simple stunning look.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background: Whisper White Cardstock die cut with Painted Label Die
Sentiment Layer: 
Whisper White Cardstock 1/2″ h x 2 1/2″ w Stitched Rectangle Die (stamp Sentiment first)

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Stamp the Flower in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the Background.
  4. Stamp the Large Splatter Stamp in Balmy Blue twice on the Card Base and once on the Background.
  5. Stamp the Large Splatter Stamp in Granny Apple Green twice on the Card Base and once on the Background.
  6. Adhere Background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Use the Real Red Stampin’ Blend to color the Flower and Blossom and the Granny Apple Green to color the stems and leaf.
  8. Stamp the Sentiment in Real Red ink and Die Cut it out.
  9. Adhere Sentiment with one Stampin’ Dimensional where it overhangs and Stampin’ Seal on the Background Layer.
  10. Super Easy! Who will you send it to?

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Design inspired by Amanda Bates.

You’re One in a Melon

A rainbow of colors and watermelon are perfect for summer. Here in Florida it is rare if we don’t see a rainbow every day. We get such swift and severe storms in the afternoon that it can be pouring in front of us and sunny behind us- the exact conditions needed for a rainbow. Thank you 7th grade science fair project for that fun fact. LOL. Had so much fun creating this card with my friend Kim and her Cute Fruit Stamp Set.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background: Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/4 h x 3 3/4″ w
Background Strips: Coordinating colors 3/4″ h x 3 3/4″ w cut 6
For the card shown: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Bumble Bee, Just Jade, Bermuda Bay & Misty Moonlight.
Sentiment Layer: 
Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/4″ Layer Circle Die

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere the Background Strips to the Background, leaving 1/4″ of Whisper White at top and bottom. Trim the left and right edges, as needed.
  4. Adhere the Background using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp the Sentiment on the Sentiment Layer in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. On scrap Whisper White Cardstock Stamp Off the Rind using Just Jade and the Melon using Magenta Madness. To Stamp Off, ink the stamp and then stamp it on scrap paper before stamping on the cardstock. This makes a lighter shade of the color.
  7. Attach the Melon to the Sentiment Layer with Stampin’ Seal.
  8. So cute! Put it in the mail. Now.

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Design inspired by Allison Okamitsu.

Wishing You a Slice of Happiness

I’m pretty sure this card wins the award for #simplestamping and uses the least amount of supplies I have ever used to make a card and you know what? I LOVE IT!! So Fun! I hope you love it too.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below.
Card Base: Whisper White Thick 7 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w scored and folded at 3 1/4″ w x 5 1/2″ h.
Wide Decorative Strip: Brights DSP 5 1/2″ h x 3/4″ w
Thin Decorative Strip: Daffodil Delight Cardstock 5 1/2″ h x 1/4″ w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base at the score line using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Stamp Lemons and Limes on front in Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green.
  4. Add faces to the Lemons and Limes with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.
  5. Attach the two Decorative Strips to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.
  6. Stamp a Lemon on a piece of scrap Whisper White Cardstock and add the Sentiment in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink then cut it out with Scissors and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Ha! I love it! Who can you send it to?
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Design inspired by Loni Spendlove