Hello…I hope you had a wonderful Easter and perhaps ate a little chocolate. We had a perfect day with family. I also enjoyed a week off from work as it was Spring Break. It went so quickly but was really needed! I did manage to do a bit of organizing in my craft area and snuck in a little crafting. I was really hoping to do more creating than cleaning but it didn’t work out that way.
Today’s cards are simple Thinking of You cards created with the Just Because stamp set which is in the Occasions Catalog. Since this set is a host set, I think that it could be easily overlooked. However, I absolutely love this image and it was fun and easy to color. This set is just a simple no fuss, versatile kind of set.
Just Because Host Set #148786
Images @ Stampin’ Up!
I have a confession…I’ve cut the sentiments off from each of the images after I created these cards. This way I can still use the images and the sentiments in many different ways for many different occasions.
It’s all in the details…
- The card bases are Cajun Craze and Soft Suede card stock for each of these cards. The next layer is Whisper White card stock.
- The next layers are patterns from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper collection. I’ve basically ignored this collection for most of the catalog period and now that it’s going into retirement, I’m trying use some of it. I really like how it coordinates so with this set.
- Before gluing the Whisper White and DSP layers to the card base, I wrapped a piece of burlap ribbon around. This gives it a little organic look.
- The next three panels were cut with the Stitched Rectangles dies.
- I colored each stamped image with Stampin’ Blends. The colors used are listed in the product list below.
- If you look really close, you’ll see my favorite part of these cards. I’ve created little “water droplets” on the leaves. I simply put a small dot of Crystal Effects on them and let it dry. You can still find Crystal Effects in craft stores.
- The inside sentiment is from a beautiful new stamp set, Floral Essence. I received this set at OnStage but it will be available in the new annual catalog on June 4th. It just seemed like a sweet and simple sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I love to make baby cards and wish that I had more of a reason to send them. However, my friends are way beyond the baby bearing stage themselves so now I’m happy to send them to the joyful grandparents.
This is another card that uses a variety of products that just worked so well together.
It’s all in the details…
- The card base for each card measures 5″x5″. I used SU Balmy Blue and Powder Pink card stock.
- The next layer is cut from a scalloped nesting die that I bought second hand on Ebay and don’t know the manufacturer…sorry. I cut this out in Whisper White card stock.
- This is popped on the card base with fun foam.
- The next layer is again either Balmy Blue or Powder Pink. With the final layer coming from Lawn Fawn’s Spiffy Speckles patterned paper.
- Using SU’s A Little Wild stamp set, I stamped and colored each image using Stampin’ Blends and again, adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then cut them with the coordinating, Little Loves framelits. I love this set and will be sad to see it retire.
- My favorite part of these cards is the scripty sentiment. I used Simon Says Stamps Oh Baby die. This is a two part die that cuts the sentiment along with coordinating mat.
- The inside sentiment is from SU Better Together stamp set.
- I’ll create a custom envelope for these using the Envelope Punch Board.
This card will work well for proud parents and grandparents alike!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to the upcoming Easter holiday. I’m enjoying the week off, as it’s SPRING BREAK…yay! With Easter being so late this year, everyone at school was so ready for this! My break started off with a fantastic weekend attending OnStage in Atlantic City with some of my favorite people. It was a lot of fun…as always. It’s also exciting to receive the new Annual Catalog and start thinking about new projects to create. So with fresh new products being introduced, we have to say goodbye to some old favorites. Here are the retirement lists for the current Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog. Both will retire on June 3, 2019. Click on the images below to get the full lists.
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Welcome to the Pals’ April Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Today’s card features an all-time favorite of mine…the daisy punch. I just love the big, bold flowers you can create with it. I’ve made several cards using this punch. You can see some HERE and HERE. But let’s talk about the card I’ve made for today…
It’s all in the details…
- The A2 card base is Petal Pink card stock.
- The next layer is Night of Navy card stock followed by a Whisper White layer that’s embossed with the Subtles embossing folder.
- Before gluing the Whisper White panel to the Navy, I cut 1/4″ strips of Navy card stock to create a trellis effect. Here’s the layout:
- I made sure to cut the strips longer than the card stock and after gluing them in place, simply used the trimmer to trim the excess.
- The fun part came next…creating and arranging the flowers and foliage.
- For each Daisy, I punch 2 Whisper White and 1 Petal Pink and layered them. I added a small circle punched with polka dot Petal Pink DSP for the centers.
- The leaves are a combination of dies from the Flourish Thinlits and the Petals & More Thinlits.
- Lastly, the sentiment is from Bella & Friends stamp set and is punched using the Classic Label Punch.
- The inside sentiment comes from the Tea Together stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. And to be honest, this sentiment is the reason I purchased the set. I knew this would be perfect for a Mother’s Day card for my youngest daughter, Emily. Emily is a wonderful mother to our grandson, Jack, as well as being an amazing full-time teacher. She is also the director of a camp for blind children in the summer.
I know I mentioned this before, but I’m always searching for more meaningful messages for the inside of my cards and this one was just perfect! Now I’ll have to find a way to use some of the other stamps in this set.
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “More Than One Score” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
Pals Blog Hop Lineup
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
Is it Friday already? This week seemed to zoom by for me. I’m sharing a type of card that I usually struggle to make…a masculine card. I do have a few guys in my life that necessitate the need to make these a few times a year. I created today’s card for my son-in-law, Mike’s birthday.
I’m not taking any credit for the design of this card, as I cased it from Candy Ford. You can see Candy’s card HERE. This card was perfect for Mike in several ways. While during the week, he’s a high school teacher, weekends usually find him in flannel. Another reason is that one of his birthday presents this year was a new pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, so it was fun to incorporate them into the card. Being able to customize a card this way is one of the many reasons this is such a terrific hobby!
It’s all in the details…
- The A2 card base is Night of Navy card stock.
- The next layer which is cut 1/8″ small is Crumb Cake card stock that is stamped using the Buffalo Plaid stamp in Night of Navy ink.
- I stamped another piece of Crumb Cake card stock with the same stamp and ink. I also used the stitched pocket stamp from the Pocket of Sunshine stamp and cut the pocket with the coordinating Pocket framelits.
- Before gluing the pocket to the card, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the At Home with You stamp set and adhered it to the side to look like a pocket tag.
- I dug into my stash and found a very old sizzix button die that was just perfect for this card. I’m not sure if it’s an SU die or not. I just know that it’s old and I must have known it would come in handy someday!
- Lastly, in honor of Mike’s new shades, I used the sunglass die from the Pocket framelits to finish the card.
- Again, reaching into some older products, I found these two sentiments and just lined them up together. I thought the font and message coordinated well with this type of card.
Mike is also the high school’s lacrosse coach, so the pocket held several gift cards for a few different places to grab dinner on the run during his busy season. Here’s Mike and my favorite guy (our grandson), Jack blowing out the lone candle on his cake…
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.