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.

Measurements

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

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 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

Happy Birthday Hope It’s Sweet

Let your Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper and Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set do all the work! In this #simplestamping design all you need are stamps, ink and paper to create a fun, quick and easy card. So cute!

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below.
Card Base: Old Olive Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w .
Background Matte: Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper 5″ h x 3 3/4″ w
Background: Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper 4 3/4″ h x 3 1/2″ w
Sentiment Matte: Coastal Cabana Cardstock 1 1/4″ h x 3 5/8″ w
Sentiment Layer: Tasteful Touches Designer Series Paper 1″ h x 3 3/8″ w
Inside Layer: Basic White 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. Use the Bone Folder to distress the edges of the Background.
  4. Adhere the Background Matte and Background to the Card Base.
  5. Stamp the Sentiment in Old Olive and Coastal Cabana Ink on the Sentiment Layer and attach to the Sentiment Matte.
  6. Adhere the Sentiment Matte with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  8. Decorate the envelope.
  9. So cute and easy! Put it in the mail!

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

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

Stand Tall & Stand Out

Stand tall & stand out! I love this sentiment! Such a fun color combination for these beautiful birds! The flamingo dies make is so easy to build a flamingo – or 3- in any color(s) you like. For this one I knew I wanted one to stand out in Flirty Flamingo, so I made the other two out of Petal Pink. This is another #simplestamping project using just stamps, ink and paper.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Shimmery White Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w.
Sentiment Layer: 
Basic Black Cardstock 1/2″ h x 2 1/2″ w
Inside Background: Petal Pink Cardstock 3 3/4″ h x 5″ w
Inside Layer: 3 1/2″ h x 4 3/4″ 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. To make the water:
    1. Place a piece of scrap cardstock along the horizon line.
    2. Press an acrylic block onto the Balmy Blue Ink Pad to lift some color off.
    3. Fill a Water Painter with water and then squeeze the barrel over the block to add a few drops of water to the ink.
    4. Dip the brush tip of the Water Painter Painter into the water and swirl to combine with the ink.
    5. Apply watercolor to the Background below the horizon line.
    6. Allow to dry
  4. Die Cut and assemble one Flirty Flamingo and two Petal Pink Flamingoes.
  5. Stamp the Foliage in Granny Apple Green on scrap Basic White Cardstock and color with the Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blend markers and die cut.
  6. Stamp two flowers in Melon Mambo ink and color with the Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blend markers and die cut.
  7. Attach the Flirty Flamingo with Stampin’ Dimensionals – I trimmed her feet b/c she’s standing in the water.
  8. Attach one Petal Pink Flamingo with Stampin’ Seal and the other with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I trimmed their feet too so they would be shorter.
  9. Attach the Foliage and Flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Stamp the Sentiment on the Sentiment Layer with Versamark ink, sprinkle with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Heat Emboss to set. Then attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  11. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  12. Decorate the envelope.
  13. So cute! 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

Hoping Your Day is Perfect

I was immediately drawn to the Sending Sunshine stamp set because well for one, I love sunrise and sunset and for two, I knew my northern peeps would be needing some sunshine right about now. Connie Babbert deserves all the credit for this card. I’m just a really good copier! This beauty is just Stamps, Ink & Paper.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Balmy Blue Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background: Basic White Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w
Decorative Strip: Pastels DSP 5 1/4″ h x 1 3/4″ w
Sentiment Layer: 
Balmy Blue Cardstock scrap trimmed with the 4″ x 3″ Stitched So Sweetly Die
Stamped Decorative Layer: Basic White Cardstock scrap trimmed with the Stitched So Sweetly 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. Run the Background through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine with the Subtle Embossing Folder. Attach to card.
  4. Attach Decorative Strip.
  5. Stamp the Sentiment on the Sentiment Layer with Tuxedo Black Ink.
  6. Stamp the sunset scene on the Stamped Decorative Layer.
  7. Attach the Stamped Decorative Layer to the Sentiment Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Attach the Sentiment Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  10. Decorate the envelope.
  11. So cute! Now send it to someone special.
Product List

Stamper’s Toolkit

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

Design inspired by Connie Babbert.