CASE—Copy And Share Everything!

Let’s get crafty! Take some time this week to CASE—Copy And Share Everything. Not sure how? We can show you!

For our Alles Gute im neuen Lebensjahr für dich card we CASEd the layout by stamping out a multicolored card base. We then used Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder to heat emboss the flower image on Vellum and die cut those flowers. Using Pool Party Cardstock and Distressed Gold Specialty Paper, we die cut more flowers and leaves to add some pop. After adding some twine and ribbon, and we finished it off with a sentiment and some Opal Rounds.

We loved the color combination for our Feel Better card so much that we decided to copy it in our Un message d’amitié inalterable card. First, we inked the flower image in Blushing Bride, and used a sponge dauber to add Polished Pink directly to the stamp. Next, we stamped out the flower centers and some leaves in Soft Succulent. We used Mint Macaron to stamp out the solid bottle image and Evening Evergreen to stamp out the shadow image. We added one more dash of color using Crumb Cake Cardstock for the sentiment.

For our Thanks card we CASEd the technique by using Masking Paper to color different shapes on the card background. We did this by die cutting different sizes of hexagons from Masking Paper. Starting with the largest hexagon, we placed the die-cut Masking Paper on the Basic White Cardstock, then applied ink with a Blending Brush. We repeated this with the other sizes of hexagons.

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Parts & Pieces: Artfully Layered

If a trip to the tropics isn’t in your budget, a visit to your crafting space with the Artfully Layered Bundle in hand might be the next best thing. This breezy bundle might not include the chatter of parrots or the pungent smell of a tangled jungle, but it will transport you to your creative happy place—where stamping with gorgeous results is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

The handiest thing about these cards? They all share the same color combos and use the same parts and pieces. The genius lies in the arrangement of the card front elements. We simply rearranged paper layers and popped up pieces with Stampin’ Dimensionals to create distinct looks for each card.

  • Card base: 3″ x 5″ (7.6 x 12.7 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
  • Card front: 2-1/2″ x 5″ (6.4 x 12.7 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
  • Label: 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (3.2 x 6.4 cm) Melon Mambo Cardstock

Add a bit of Simply Elegant Trim or Baker’s Twine to your cards to enhance the updated shabby chic look. Our concept artist chose shimmery Opal Rounds to scatter over her creations, but you can always tap your own embellishment stash to brighten your projects.

Have fun creating these cards—and add your own twist! A fresh color combo could lead you into an entirely new creative adventure with this fabulous bundle, so take a chance and see where it leads!

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Your Biggest Fan – Simple Stamping

Even if your cards are simple, they can still have a significant impact. Take some time this week to make a few simple cards and send them to friends. No matter what you make, a card made with love is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

This week, our cards highlight the adorable Your Biggest Fan Bundle. For our Hooray card, we stamped the same image multiple times in Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight on Basic White cardstock. We stamped some speckles onto the Balmy Blue cardstock and layered it with a piece of You’re a Peach 12″ X 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper. We finished with a few Resin Stars for a twinkle.

For our Hourra card, we stamped in So Saffron ink on So Saffron cardstock for a tone-on-tone look. We added texture with So Saffron patterns from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortment. We loved how bright this card turned out, especially when we added some color with our sentiment. We think that finishing with Stampin’ SEAL and Stampin’ Dimensionals was the perfect combination to add different levels to the card.

Our Hurra card turned out so cute, and it was so easy to make! We stamped out the sentiment three times, then we die cut some Stitch Stars in So Saffron, Balmy Blue, and Calypso Coral to match our sentiment colors. We assembled everything on Subtles Designer Series Paper Assortment and used a bit of Baker’s Twine to finish it all off.

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True Beauty Step-by-Step

Just Because Card (4-1/4″ x 5″) (10.8 x 12.7 cm)

Celebrating friendship with a handmade card has never been easier than with the True Beauty Bundle to inspire you. Lovely sentiments like “You are a true friend” and “Here for you always,” plus gorgeous floral images straight out of an English country garden, will have you crafting for hours—perhaps with a cup of tea.

CASUAL
To create the casual version of our Just Because card, start by folding Basic White Cardstock in half; stamp the floral image in Pale Papaya ink on another layer of Basic White Cardstock, then adhere it to the card front. Add die-cut flowers and a sentiment, plus a few In Color Opal Rounds to finish off this simply stunning card.

AVID
Step up our second card by creating a wash background using Shimmery White Cardstock, Pale Papaya ink, and Water Painters. Let the background dry before stamping the beautiful floral image.

ARTFULLY AVID
Our most detailed card features the stamped wash background die cut using the lattice shape from the Organic Beauty Dies. Instead of the lattice, however, we used the die’s negative pieces to create this unique background with fancy diamond shapes. We also used a layer of Basic White Cardstock embossed using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for extra dimension.

BONUS PROJECTS: Flowering Tulips Bundle

Build sentimental bouquets with the Flowering Tulips Bundle! Use the variety of budding tulips stamps from the Flowering Tulips Stamp Set to create your perfect bouquet to send to someone special, then use your favorite coloring technique to make it shine! Pair the modern sentiments included with your budding tulips for all-occasion card-making projects. The Tulips Dies are a must have for any floral enthusiast. Not only can you create layered tulip fields, but you can also create three types of layered tulip blossoms, perfect for creating your own tulip bouquet! Simply die cut the coordinating dies with contrasting cardstock colors, and then fold the pieces together to make beautiful tulip blossoms. These dies are sized perfectly for the front of a card. Scroll down for the shopping list and assembly video.

START OF SOMETHING NEW CARD
5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

  1. Before you start stamping, cut the following:
    • 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (14 x 21.6 cm) Old Olive Cardstock
    • 3″ x 5″ (7.6 x 12.7 cm) Basic White Cardstock
    • 1-3/4″ x 2-3/8″ (4.4 x 6 cm) Basic White Cardstock
    • 2″ x 4″ (5.1 x 10.2 cm) Basic White Cardstock
    • 6-1/2″ (16.5 cm) piece from White 3/4″ (1.9 cm) Frayed Ribbon
  1. Fold the Old Olive 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (14 x 21.6 cm) Cardstock in half to create the
    card base.
  2. On the Basic White 3″ x 5″ (7.6 x 12.7 cm) Cardstock
    • Stamp the tulip stems in Old Olive ink so they crisscross (you’ll use these
    stems as your guide for stamping the head of your flowers, so place
    them accordingly).
    • Stamp the tulips in Flirty Flamingo ink on the upper right and bottom left
    areas, then stamp the tulip centers in Pale Papaya Classic ink
    • Stamp the remaining tulips in Pale Papaya ink on the upper left and bottom
    right areas.
    • Stamp the leaves in Old Olive ink.
  3. Stamp two leaves in Old Olive ink and a tulip in Pale Papaya ink on the
    Basic White 2″ x 4″ (5.1 x 10.2 cm) Cardstock. Die cut the images and adhere to
    the center of the Basic White 3″ x 5″ (7.6 x 12.7 cm) Cardstock.
  4. Adhere the Basic White 3″ x 5″ (7.6 x 12.7 cm) Cardstock to the folded
    Old Olive card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
  5. Fold the White 3/4″ (1.9 cm) Frayed Ribbon over the Basic White piece, then
    adhere using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Pale Papaya ink on the Basic White 1-3/4″ x 2-3/8″
    (4.4 x 6 cm) Cardstock. Cut a V shape at the bottom, then adhere using
    Stampin’ Dimensionals.

LOVE YOU SO MUCH CARD
4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

  1. Before you start stamping, cut the following pieces:
    • 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (14 x 21.6 cm) Pale Papaya Cardstock
    • 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (6.4 x 10.8 cm) Basic White Cardstock
    • 7/8″ x 2-1/2″ (2.2 x 6.4 cm) Basic White Cardstock
    • 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (8.9 x 11.4 cm) Old Olive Cardstock
    • 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Pale Papaya Cardstock
    • 3″ (7.6 cm) White 3/4″ (1.9 cm) Frayed Ribbon
  2. Fold the Pale Papaya 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (14 x 21.6 cm) Cardstock in half to create
    the card base.
  3. Stamp the x image in Flirty Flamingo ink on the front of the card base at top
    right and bottom left.
  4. Stamp the tulip leaves and stems in Old Olive ink on the 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″
    (8.9 x 11.4 cm) Old Olive Cardstock. Die cut using the Tulips Dies and
    Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  5. Die cut two tulips from the Pale Papaya 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Cardstock.
    Stamp the petal image in Pale Papaya ink on the back. Fold so the stamped
    petal is visible.
  6. Adhere the leaves, stems and tulips to the Basic White (7/8″ x 2-1/2″;
    2.2 x 6.4 cm) Cardstock.
  7. Adhere the White 3/4″ (1.9 cm) Frayed Ribbon over the tulips.
  8. Stamp the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink on the Basic White 7/8″ x 2-1/2″
    (2.2 x 6.4 cm) Cardstock. Adhere over ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the assembled Basic White
    2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (6.4 x 10.8 cm) Cardstock to the center of the card base.

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Assembly Video: Floering Tulips Bonus Projects