All Days Are Beautiful

A combination of resources were used on this #simplestamping card that uses only a SIP – stamps, ink and paper. First I saw the design of a similar card using Floral Essence stamp set. Then I chose this color palette from the new Annual Catalog. I’m really happy with the way it came out!

Cutting Directions

Full list of supplies needed, listed below.
Card Base: Petal Pink Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background Matte: Basic Gray Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w
Background: Whisper White 5″ h x 3 3/4″ w
Sentiment Background Matte: 2 1/4″ h x 2 1/4″ w
Sentiment Background: 2 1/8″ h x 2 1/8″ w
Sentiment Layer: Whisper White Cardstock 2″ h x 2″ w

Instructions

  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 Matte to the Card Base.
  4. Use Petal Pink Ink to randomly stamp flowers on the Background.
  5. Cut the Background into four pieces as shown.
  6. Use Stampin’ Seal to attach the Background pieces.
  7. Use Petal Pink Ink to stamp a flower on the Petal Pink and then Stamp the Sentiment with Basic Gray ink.
  8. Use Stampin’ Seal to attach the Sentiment, Sentiment Background and Sentiment Background Matte in a stack. Then use Dimensionals to attach to the card.
  9. Ta Da!! Very pretty. Who will you send it to?

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Design inspired by Lisa Curcio.

Enjoy Petey

During this pandemic, I have had three friends get puppies and two family members adopt rescue pets. Today we are welcoming Petey, my cousins’ new rescue pup. Petey found them while they were on a get-away in another state. He continued to hang around their place, so they decided it was meant to be! Einstein and I went to the local pet store and had a fun time picking out treats and toys to send a Welcome to the Family care package to Petey. And well of course Petey needs a card! Playful Pets Suite was perfect for Petey’s card.

Cutting Directions

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is used 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 Matte: Real Red Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w
Background: Playful Pets DSP 5 1/8″ h x 3 7/8″ w
Banner Matte: Basic Black Cardstock 4 5/8″ h x 1 5/8″ w when trimmed to a banner tip
Banner: Real Red from Regals DSP 4 1/2″ h x 1 1/2″ w when trimmed to a banner tip
Circle: Whisper White Cardstock 3″ Stitched Circle using Stitched Shapes Dies
Sentiment Banner: Whisper White Cardstock 1 3/4″ h x 1″ w when trimmed to a banner tip

Techniques for Making Banner Tips

Banner Tips are much easier to make than you might think. The first method requires a pair of scissors. On the edge you want to be a banner tip, find the center. Use the scissors to cut perpendicular to the edge about 1/2″ to 3/4″. Then cut up from each corner to the top of the cut you just made removing a triangular piece from both sides. When you are cutting a Matte for a banner, cut both the Matte and the Banner together to ensure matching banner tips. For the second method, use the Truly Tailored Punch. Flip the punch over, insert your Banner and Banner Matte so they slightly pass through the first edge of the punch and squeeze to trim the banner tip.

Instructions

  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, Background, Banner Matte and Banner using Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Stamp the Hearts onto the Circle with Real Red ink.
  5. Attach the Circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the Sentiment on the Sentiment Banner with Real Red Ink and attach the Sentiment Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Make a bow with the red trim and affix with a Mini Glue Dot.
  8. Die cut the dog from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Attach a heart trinket to the dogs collar with a Mini Glue Dot.
  10. So cute! Now send it to someone special. Mine is going to my cousins Joyce and Mike’s new pup, Petey.

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Design inspired by Ann Schach.

Pampered Ashley

My parents rescued a new kitty, Ashley (Hillary!). We were preparing a Welcome Ashley care package to send to them. The Pampered Pets stamp set and Pets Dies made it easy to pull together this adorable kitty card to include in the package. Just look at the cute little heart on her collar. I made these with the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack and the Playful Pets Trinkets. One item # makes it easy to buy the whole Playful Pets Suite and I saved 10% by buying the Stamp Set and Die Bundle.

Cutting Directions

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Real Red Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background: Smoky Slate 4 3/4″ h x 2 3/4″ w run through the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder
Pattern Background: Playful Pets Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ h x 2 1/4″ w
Decorative Circle: Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 2 1/4″
Decorative Strip: Basic Black Cardstock 3/4″ h x 3″ w

Instructions

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Use Snail Adhesive to attach the Background, Pattern Background, Decorative Circle, and Decorative Strip.
  4. Stamp the Cat Image in Tuxedo Memento Ink on scrap Whisper White and die cut it out.
  5. Create Cat Collar with Red Trim and Heart Trinket, use Stampin’ Seal to affix to the cat.
  6. Stamp the Sentiment in Real Read ink on scrap Whisper White and use Paper Snip scissors to fussy cut it out.
  7. Adhere the Cat and Sentiment with Dimensionals.
  8. Meow, Love it! Who will you send it to?

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Design inspired by Mary Brown.