Grateful

I cannot get enough of this Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper. Colors I didn’t really like before – like Cinnamon Cider are suddenly gorgeous in this paper! Add the block font GRATEFUL sentiment and two starry swirls from the Sparkle of the Season Bundle and this card comes together in about 10 minutes.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Blackberry Bliss Cardstock to 4 1/4” h x 11” w. Scored and folded on the long side at 5 1/2″
Background Matte: Cinnamon Cider Cardstock to 4” h x 5 1/4″ w
Background: Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper 3 3/4″ h x 5” w
Wreaths (1): Gold Foil 3″x 3″ scrap
Sentiment Layer: Cinnamon Cider Cardstock 1/2” h x 2 1/2″ w
Inside Layer: Basic White Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w

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. On one side of the 4” h x 5 1/4″ w Cinnamon Cider Background Matte, adhere a 3” x 3” piece of Adhesive Sheet in the center. Die Cut a Starry Swirl from the Cinnamon Cider layer so that the Adhesive sheet will be on the backside of the die cut swirl.
  4. Attach a 3” x 3” piece of Foam Adhesive on the back side of a 3” x 3” piece of Gold Foil.
  5. Die cut a starry swirl from the Gold Foil with Foam Adhesive, roll it 4-5 times in the die cut machine to get the cut through all of the thick foam.
  6. Adhere the Blackberry Beauty DSP Background layer to the Cinnamon Cider layer (covering the die cut hole with the DSP).
  7. Wrap the Gold Shimmer Ribbon across the center of the DSP and use Tear N’ Tape or Stampin’ Seal+ to adhere to the back side.
  8. Attach the ribbon wrapped Background Matte using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Peel the backing off of the Adhesive Sheet on the Cinnamon Cider starry swirl and adhere onto the center of the card front.
  10. Peel the backing off of the Foam Adhesive backed Starry Swirl Gold Foil, press on top of the Cinnamon Cider Starry Swirl. 
  11. Stamp with Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Pad onto a 1/2” x 2 1/2” Cinnamon Cider Sentiment. Trim an angle at each end close to the sentiment.
  12. Use Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment onto the card front.
  13. Decorate and stamp the inside layer and attach using Stampin’ Seal.
  14. Decorate your envelope.
  15. It’s beautiful!! Who are are you grateful for? Let them know with this card!

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

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

Happy Halloween Sparkle

Aren’t the little faces on these pumpkins and cats SO CUTE!!!! They make me happy paired with the fun pumpkin and black striped paper from the Cute Halloween Suite. Eek adorable, but it’s the Happy Halloween sentiment I adore from the Sparkle of the Season Bundle. This Bundle is versatile holiday season Bundle covering Halloween, Thanksgiving AND Christmas all in one! Make this Quick & Easy card – with a fun fold in a jiffy when you combine the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper with the Sparkle of the Season Bundle.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below.
Card Base: Basic Black Cardstock to 4 ¼” h x 11” w. Score and fold on the long side at 3” and 8 ½” to make a barn door card.
Background Pieces (5):
Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper (4)
Front: 4″ h x 2 ¾” and 4″ h x 2 ¼” h
Inside: 4″ h x 1 ¼” w and 4″ h x 1 ½” w
Basic White Cardstock (1)
Inside: 4″ h x 2 1/4″ w
Sentiment Matte: Basic Black Cardstock 3/4″ h x 3″ w
Sentiment Layer: Basic White 1/2″ h x 2 3/4″ w
Inside Layer: Basic White Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w

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. Wrap the Black & White Gingham Ribbon around the card and tie a bow at the front, center of the card.
  4. Adhere the 2 Cute Halloween DSP Background pieces to the card front panels, right over the ribbon using Stampin’ Seal+.
  5. Adhere two Cute Halloween DSP inside Background pieces to the left side interior flap using Stampin’ Seal.
  6. Use Memento stamp pad to stamp bats all over the 2 ¼” x 4” Basic White Background piece. Adhere this to the interior right side flap using Stampin’ Seal.
  7. Stamp and decorate the inside 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w Basic White Background layer and use Stampin’ Seal attach to the interior center panel..
  8. Stamp the sentiment with Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Pad onto the ½” x 2 ¾” Basic White cardstock Sentiment Layer. Use Paper Snips to cut angles on each end of the sentiment.
  9. Adhere the sentiment layer onto the Basic Black ¾” x 3” Sentiment Matte piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals and use Paper Snips to cut angles at each end of Sentiment Matte.
  10. Adhere the layered sentiment with Dimensionals to the right side panel card front, so that it overlaps the center of the card but is only adhered to the right side panel.
  11. Sprinkle on some Artistry Blooms sequins.
  12. Decorate your envelope.
  13. Adorbs!! Who will you send it to?

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

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

Simple Stamping Tips

One of the things people love best about stamping is that no experience is required to enjoy a satisfying creative experience. Over time, skills build—and meanwhile, everything you do looks amazing!

Stamping Off

A favorite beginner stamping hack is known as “stamping off.” (See the leaves on our Grateful for All You Do card for an illustration.) Simply ink the stamp, “stamp off” on a piece of scrap paper, then stamp your image. It’s such a simple trick, yet when combined with darker images it lets you achieve a professional-looking illusion of depth.

Tone-on-Tone

For our Many Thanks card, we used a variation of tone-on-tone stamping by choosing ink with a hue that is slightly darker than the cardstock. You could also use VersaMark ink or the coordinating ink color to achieve a lighter tone-on-tone look.

Designer Series Paper

Our Twinkle card highlights a simple cardmaking classic with its impactful Designer Series Paper background. Looks like a lot of work, doesn’t it? No way! Just add stamped stars plus the whimsical sentiment and you have a make-it-in-minutes Christmas card!

Got simple stamping projects you’d like to share? Use the social media hashtag #simplestamping and post them on PaperCraft Therapy with Tina Newberry Share and Connect Customer Facebook Group! We’d love to see them!

You’re Such a Blessing

Wreaths bring happiness representing a circle of eternal life and this festive fall wreath is no exception. I love the multi-colored effect. Hard to believe it was made with just ink and one branch stamp!

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 1/2″ h x 8 1/2″ w scored at 4 1/4″ and folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w
Background Matte: Early Espresso Cardstock 5 3/8″ h x 4 1/8″ w
Background: Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w
Decorative Background Layer: Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper 2 ½ h x 3 ¾” w.
Wreath Layer Matte: Early Espresso Cardstock 3 ½” x 3 ½”
Wreath Layer: Very Vanilla Cardstock 3 ⅜” h x 3 ⅜” w
Sentiment Matte: Early Espresso scrap larger than 2 1/4″ h x 2 1/4″ w
Sentiment Layer: Very Vanilla scrap larger than 2 1/4″ h x 2 1/4″ w
Inside Layer: Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w

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. Using the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder, emboss the Very Vanilla Background Layer at the top and attach with Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Attach the Harvest Meadows Decorative Background Layer using Stampin’ Seal+.
  5. On the Very Vanilla Wreath Layer, stamp the leaves several times in a circle pattern to form a wreath using Calypso Coral, Bumblebee and Old Olive Ink and adhere to the Early Espresso Wreathe Layer Matte.
  6. Attach the Wreath Layer Matte using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  7. Stamp the Sentiment in the center of the Vary Vanilla Sentiment Layer scrap using Early Espresso Ink. Die cut with the straight edged circle.
  8. Die cut the Scalloped Circle from the Early Espresso Sentiment Layer Matte scrap.
  9. Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere the Sentiment to the Sentiment matte and then attach using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Tie a small bow with the Early Espresso 1/4” Faux Suede Trim and adhere to the lower part of the sentiment with a Mini Glue Dot.
  11. Sprinkle on a trio of Genial Gems.
  12. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  13. Decorate your envelope.
  14. How Pretty! Put it in the mail today.

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

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