simple cards

Beautiful Bluebonnets

Wowsers, it has been a crazy couple of weeks!! Sorry for the delay in posting the latest creation!! How are you enjoying the new catalog? I am IN LOVE with it!! I have to keep telling myself I have a year to get all my favorites!

We got a copy of the new catalog in April, and we were able to pre-order selected items last month. So, when I cruised through and saw the Wisteria Wishes bundle, I HAD TO HAVE it!! I adore wisteria flowers in bloom! I also saw making bluebonnets by stamping the image upside down! Bluebonnets are the Texas state flower and the two new In Colors were perfect for making this vision come to life!

I first stamped on a piece of Basic White the stems with Garden Green to cover the bottom of the piece of paper. I then used the Stary Sky ink to stamp the matching floral trio on top. To make the white portion of the bluebonnets, I stamped the single bloom stamp with Craft Whisper White on top of the Stary Sky.

The splatter was created by firmly tapping the Stary Sky Light Blend on my Bone folder a couple times. A quick sentiment was added using Basic Gray and the Whisper White Crinkle ribbon was used to finish off the focal point. I used Stary Sky cardstock mat and ran it through with the Gingham Embossing folder. This was all adhered onto the Orchid Oasis card base. Super quick! My girls at my Sweet n Simple class loved it!

Need a few items off out of the NEW catalog?? Here is the host code and link if you would like to shop with me! I can mail a catalog to my loyal customers too! (Those who have shopped with me in the past year)

It’s such a wonderful month to join Stampin’ Up! too! They are offering on top of the already wonderful, customized starter kit-an In Color Bundle!!! It’s time to save on all your future purchases by getting the Starter Kit deal! You have until May 31st to become a demonstrator and get $66.50 of brand new 2022–2024 In Color products for FREE. Re-cap: for $99 plus local tax, you will get to choose up to $125 in current product PLUS the items listed:  2022–2024 In Color products: In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. Plus, free business supplies, free shipping, and all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up! 

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I hope to be creating more soon! The end of school is coming, and I will be having knee surgery in a week. I pray I can slow down and enjoy more creativity! Thank you for stopping by today!

Product List
Wisteria Wishes Bundle (English)
$47.50
Wisteria Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Wisteria Dies
$35.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Gingham Embossing Folder
$7.50
Starry Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Starry Sky Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.25
Orchid Oasis 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Starry Sky 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Coloring Fun

Delicate Layered Masks

The Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative masks are one of the WOW items that I played with from the 2022 Mini Catalog! I have a few color combos that I love to put together. This card shows the Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight mixed with Basic White and a card base of Just Jade (retiring the end of this month).

Both the Mini Catalog and the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog have a wonderful array of masks to choose from! Plus, they are a great tool for beginner stampers along with experienced crafters! There are so many uses!!! You can use Sponge Daubers, Blending Brushes, Embossing Pastes, Stampin’ Spritzers, and so much more!

I used the Blending Brushes to color this card. I first placed the Basic White piece on the Stamparatus Plate and held it down with washi tape. I used side of the mask with the bigger flowers to color the Daffodil Delight. Next, I followed up with the other side of the mask that has the thinner flower lines with Crushed Curry. To complete the look, I used Just Jade with the leaf masks.

I wanted a simple sentiment on a small piece of Smoky Slate. Just enough so it stood out but didn’t take away from the main image! The Night of Navy piece is dry embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder. Pearls are the final touch to make this card a masterpiece! And it was so easy too! Why not give it a try?

There are only a couple weeks left until the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and other items retire for good! Browse through link to get your favorites before they are gone! I love to spoil those who help me and my business! I will send you a thank you gift for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Product List
Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks
$10.00
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pearl Basic Jewels
$5.00
Gingham Embossing Folder
$7.50
Potted Succulents Dies
$39.00
Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set
$23.00
Sale a Bration

Oh So Delicate Dahlias

The Delicate Dahlia photopolymer stamp set is an absolute treasure! It is a one of the items you can earn for FREE in the Sale-a-Bration catalog! (now through 9/30/21 with a qualifying purchase) I wanted to make a sweet and simple card using this set to show how to create beautiful cards with few items!

I started with one of my favorite color pallets! Smoky Slate has been a favorite neutral background for me for years! And my favorite color is lavender- so Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather fit the bill!

I chose to use a tone on tone (same ink color on the same cardstock color) for the Smoky Slate background and stamped the lined images from the stamp set. The focal point pieces will cover any overlapping stamped images in the center. Once the background was stamped, I took a piece 4 1/4″x 3″ of Basic White and stamped the lined image with Gorgeous Grape first. I find that the lined image in a dark color is easier to line up with the “fill” stamp. Next, I adhered the mat piece of Highland Heather to the Basic White piece. Then I placed Dimensionals on the back to pop it up on the card base for more depth.

I wanted to keep the dahlia the focal point, so I used a small die from the Tasteful Labels dies and a bow made from Linen thread. Wink of Stella clear was the final step to finish this card.

This is a great card to make multiples of so you can have some on hand! Be sure to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration sale!

Product List
Delicate Dahlias Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$0.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Birthday

Delicate Daisy Garden

Don’t you just love a stamp set that is all in one and can make such an impact on your finished project? I fell in love with the Daisy Garden background stamp when I saw the sneak peek of the Annual Catalog! And it coordinates well with our daisy punches and the Daisy Lane stamp set perfectly! Just imagine all the cards, pages, and other creative projects you can dream up!

This card was simple to make, it just took a little bit to color with the Watercolor Pencil Assortment. It was soooo worth it too! I first stamped the daisies on the 4″x 5 1/4″ Smoky Slate piece using Basic Gray ink. Then I took out the Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive watercolor pencils and colored the images. I will tell you these are my favorite watercolor pencils! They blend and make gorgeous watercolor wash backgrounds! You have to have both assortments in your stash!

To make the image look more like a watercolor, I used the Blender Pens to blend the colors on the images. I used a pair of Paper Snips to rough the edges of the cardstock. The sentiment was cut out using the very handy Dual Oval punch! I chose a Birthday sentiment from another set and tied the Whisper White crinkle ribbon around the card mat before adhering it to the Basic Gray card base. (5 1/2″x 8 1/2″) . The finishing touch was using my Basic Black Dark Blend and tapping it on my Bone Folder to create the splatter! Such a fun card to make and simple enough to make several!

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Product List
Daisy Garden Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Watercolor Pencils
$16.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Double Oval Punch
$18.00
Basic Black Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
Paper Snips
$10.00