Always Be Yourself

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I Heart My Besties

The details on this sweet girl are A-dorbs! Look at her little hand heart and long lashes, not to mention the curls and ruffled skirt! Of course she ‘hearts’ her besties. So cute! All she needed was a few accent layers to set the stage for her sweet message. I gave her some bling with a piece of the shimmery Love You Always Designer Series Paper, but otherwise this is all cardstock and cuteness!

Tip

Use Basic White Thick Cardstock anytime you are coloring with Stampin’ Blends. The colors come out much better.

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Night of Navy Cardstock 5 1/2″ h x 8 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w
Background Matte: Balmy Blue Cardstock 5 1/4″h x 4″ w
Background: Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper 5″ h x 3 3/4″ w
Embossed Layer: Night of Navy Cardstock 1 1/2″ h x 3 3/4″ w
Image Matte: Balmy Blue Cardstock cut with the 4″ h x 3″ w Stitched so Sweetly Die
Image Layer: Basic White Thick Cardstock 3 5/8″ h x 2 1/2″ w
Sentiment Layer: Basic White Cardstock Scrap

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Attach the Background Matte and Background.
  4. Run the Embossed Layer through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine with the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder and attach with Tear & Tape or Stampin’ Seal +.
  5. Stamp the Girl on Basic White Thick Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Color with Stampin’ Blends. I used Soft Suede for her hair, Ivory and Petal Pink for her skin, Balmy Blue Light for her shirt, Night of Navy for her skirt and bow, and Bronze for her shoes.
  6. Attach the Girl to the Image Matte layer and attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the Sentiment on scrap Basic White Cardstock and die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly die.
  8. Punch a Heart from the Dog Punch on as scrap of Real Red Cardstock and attach to the Sentiment with a Mini Glue Dot. Attach to the Image Layer with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  9. Tie a double bow with the Navy Twine and Linen Thread. Attach with a Mini Glue Dot.
  10. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  11. Decorate the envelope.
  12. A-dorbs!! Now send it to someone special.

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit

Hey Girlfriend

For real, I was NOT going to get the Hey Girlfriend Stamp Set. But then, I saw SO many cute cards and I just love the sentiments and the cute girlfriends, plus the cute puppy in this set and well, I was hooked. Hard to believe this one is #simplestamping, with just stamps, ink and paper!

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Basic White Cardstock 5 1/2” x 8 1/2 h″ w folded to 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w.
Background: Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w
Embossed Layer: Basic White Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 2 1/2″ w
Large Decorative Layer: Peony Garden Designer Series Paper 4 1/2″ h x2 1/2″ w
Small Decorative Layer: True Love Designer Series Paper 1″ h x 3″ w
Stitched Rectangle Layer: Basic White Thick Cardstock 3 1/2″ h x 2 1/4″ w cut with the Stitched Rectangle Die

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Attach the Background Layer.
  4. Run the Embossed Layer through the Die Cut & Emboss Machine with the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder and Attach with Tear & Tape.
  5. Attach the Large and Small Decorative Layers.
  6. Die Cut scrap Basic White Cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Die and stamp the Girlfriend and Puppy with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, before coloring with Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the Flower and Leaves in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Old Olive and Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blends. Die cut and attach with adhesive or Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Stamp the Sentiment on scrap Basic Black Cardstock with Versamark. Heat emboss with white embossing powder and heat set. Fussy cut and attach to the flower.
  9. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  10. Decorate the envelope.
  11. Lovely! Now send it to someone special.

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit

To An Incredible Woman

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You Make Me Smile

Paper, stamps, ink and one little braided linen bow are all you need to make this pretty nearly #simplestamping card. I saw this design somewhere and I can’t find out where. The photo had no name on it, so I’m not even sure who to give credit to, but I sure enjoyed re-creating it! There’s a little distressing, some two-step stamping, flicking, and a color wash I created using the new Blending Brushes. Read on for details to make it yourself.

Full list of supplies needed, listed below.
Card Base: Soft Suede Cardstock 5 1/2 h” x 8 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background Matte: Hydrangea Hill DSP 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w
Background: Basic White Cardstock 5″ h x 3 3/4″ w
Inside: Basic White Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Use the Blending Brush blend some a light bit of Crumb Cake Ink onto the Background Matte and then attach to the Card Base.
  4. Use the Blending Brush blend some a light bit of Soft Suede Ink onto the Background.
  5. Stamp the large Hydrangea in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then add the Stem and Leaves in Mossy Meadow Ink.
  6. For the Hydrangea, stamp off the Flower fill stamp with Seaside Spray and then use the Small Flower fill stamp to add Seaside Spray Flowers to create darker areas on the blossom.
  7. Stamp the Sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  8. Distress the edges with a Bone Folder before attaching the Background.
  9. Separate the Braided Linen Trim and tie into a bow. Separate some more and attach with a Mini Glue Dot.
  10. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  11. Decorate the envelope.
  12. Lovely! Now send it to someone special.

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit