Hey there! I decided to have a Creativity Your Way session in my Facebook Live video today. Creativity Your Way (which happens to be the title of this year’s Annual Catalog) means that whatever kind of crafter you are, and however you like to craft, you can do it with Stampin’ Up!. So I made a basic card, a stepped-up card, and an all-out card, all using the same stamps, dies, and colors.
I used the colors from this week’s Global Design Project color challenge for my cards. I’m BONKERS over this color combo. Three of my absolute faves.
I started with this clean and simple card using only stamps, ink, and rhinestones. So easy and fast!
For my second card, I stepped it up a little with a few die cuts and Dimensionals. Just a little more work to make quite an impact on the card! Extra texture and dimension are so easy with Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating bundles. The tiny HELLO sentiment was an “oops I forgot to add a sentiment before sticking on all these rhinestones”, but I think it works!
For my final card, I went all out. I added gorgeous designer series paper from the Naturally Eclectic bundle, more die cuts, stamping on the card base behind the paper, twine, and a wooden element. And then to top it off, I both stamped and die cut my sentiment.
I made a card liner for the all-out card using the same stamps and colors.
I’d love to hear which one you like best! The video is below. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and to Like my FB page (and turn on Notifications) if you’d like to see more of my videos. All the products I used are listed under the video with direct links where you can buy them in my store. Thanks for stopping by!
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These are my final two cards for the May Creative Crew challenges at Splitcoast. For the Step-It-Up challenge this month, I am featuring the Birthday Memories suite, which should be available to customers June 1. The theme is “sweet surprises”. The SWEET part of these projects is the cake all over the DSP, and the SURPRISE is that there is beautiful DSP that features Real Red that isn’t Christmas or Valentine’s Day paper! So I chose to really feature Real Red on these cards, because it’s one of my favorite colors, and I’m so happy to have FUN Real Red paper.
My stepped-up card has lots of additions and a subtraction. First, I stamped the right side of the cardfront using the Birthday Delivery stamps that directly coordinate with the paper on the left, to make my own contrasting DSP-type background. I didn’t stamp the cakes, because the cake stamp in this set is huge and would have overpowered all the other fun details. I just adore the tiny party hat and gift and balloon. I love how the stamped background turned out!
Actually, back up. Before I stamped the right side of the cardfront, I… took off the left side!
So the gorgeous Real Red paper is actually on the inside of the card, because there’s no cardfront on the left side. After I cut the card base, I cut off the left 2″ of the cardfront. It’s important to do this before scoring the cardstock so you don’t have issues with cutting on the score line. After cutting then scoring the card, I glued the strip of striped paper on top of the right side (the front), then opened the card and glued an identical strip to the inside.
This is the card standing up.
I again stamped the sentiment in Real Red on Whisper White and cut it out using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This time, I also cut a stitched square out, then stitched around the stitches with a small needle and three strands of Real Red Solid Baker’s Twine (from the retired Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine set). I glued the right side of the stitched square to the cardfront, then popped the oval up on Dimensionals on top of the square.
I stamped and cut the balloons, hat, and gift using the stamps and dies from the bundle. The balloons & gift are on Dimensionals, but the hat is flat. I hand-cut “friend” with my Snips.
I hope you like both of these cards and that you like the additions (and subtraction) I made for my stepped up card. Thanks for visiting!
The supplies that are currently available are listed below with links to my store. Make sure to use the Host Code for May to get extra goodies from me.
Additional supplies used:
Birthday Delivery bundle (stamps, dies, and paper) (available soon, item code 145294)
Small sewing needle
This is my fourth project for the May Creative Crew challenges at Splitcoaststampers. For the Love a Technique challenge, I chose the Peek-a-Boo Card tutorial, because it’s a card with a built-in surprise, and our theme is “sweet surprises”.
When the card opens, the sentiment panel appears in front of the original framed stamping, and the inside of the card is regular card-sized (A2), while the outside is 5.5″ square. What a fun card to make! It was a lot easier than I expected. Give it a try if you haven’t yet!
Thanks for checking out my card! The supplies that are currently available are listed below with links to my store. Make sure to use the Host Code for May to get extra goodies from me.
Additional supplies used:
Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon (available June 1 to customers, item code 144153)
Ha, yes, those words actually went through my head as I was making this card. “Just tone it down with a little bit of Crushed Curry, the world’s most intense yellow.”
I’m SO happy with the new In Colors that Stampin’ Up! is coming out with in June. My two favorites are Lemon-Lime Twist and Berry Burst (both used in this card), though I actually love all five of them, and that might be the first time that’s happened for me.
When I saw the new Global Design Project challenge this week, I felt really special. “They made a challenge to cater specifically to ME?? How NICE of them!”
I’m always astounded that people can make pretty cards without some kind of bling. Not me! But there are people who do it.
I used the (coming soon) Fresh Florals designer series paper stack for my background on this card. Both of these gorgeous papers are in the stack. This will probably be my go-to paper for the next year. It’s SO lovely. I’ve already chopped up a lot of it to have it ready to go for cardfronts. I wanted a little border between the two pieces, so I stuck in a 1/4″-inch strip of Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock. I stamped the sentiment, from the All Things Thanks stamp set, directly on the DSP. I outlined that with a frame cut out of Berry Burst cardstock with the two largest scalloped circles in the Layering Circles framelits. I popped up the frame on a Foam Strip.
The Crushed Curry ribbon is new 3/8″ Chevron Ribbon (available June 1 to customers). I wrapped the ribbon around the left edge of the main card design. Why? Because even though I used a MISTI, I still managed to stamp my sentiment off-center. Natch.
The Glitter Enamel Dots may be my favorite new embellishment in the new catalog. The colors I used here are Berry Burst, Old Olive (the lighter shades work for Lemon-Lime Twist), and Crushed Curry. Aren’t they purty? They also come in Dapper Denim.
I put another strip of this gorgeous paper inside the card.
So that’s my card. Thanks for coming by! Most of the products I’ve shown won’t be available until June 1 for customers (demonstrators can order select products May 2), but the ones you can get now are listed below, with links to my store. Make sure that you use my Host Code when you order so you get extra goodies from me!