Friday, July 26, 2019

Magnolia Lane and Label Me Pretty Birthday Card

Here's another birthday WOW card using Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  Isn't this paper beautiful!  Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black.  A soft combination that's no overpowering.  The pearls make a nice feminine touch and the Organdy ribbon sets the focal image apart from the rest.

Here are the dimensions of the card stock that you will need:

Card Base:  Whisper White, cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Layer 1:  Mossy Meadow cut 4 x 5 1/4, embossed with the Subtle embossing folder
Layer 2:  Petal Pink cut cut 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
Layer 3:  Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper cut 3 x 4
Strip for inside card base:  Mossy Meadow cut 3/4 x 5 1/2 and Magnolia Lane cut 1/2 x 5 1/2

Strip for Whisper White envelope:  Mossy Meadow cut 3/4 x 4 3/8 and Magnolia Lane cut 1/2 x 4 3/8

Whisper White scrap for stamping
Basic Black for the label punch

To assemble the card, add the Mossy Meadow to the card base with Tombo Liquid Glue.
Adhere the Petal Pink and Magnolia Lane together, offsetting

Wrap the Organdy Ribbon around the front of the panel and then adhere this to the card front

Stamp the Happy Birthday with Stazon Jet Black ink.  Color with Stampin Write Markers Petal Pink and Pear Pizzazz.  Use Wink of Stella over the Happy Birthday banner.  Punch out with the Pretty Label punch. 

Punch a label out from Basic Black, then cut in half lengthwise.

Adhere to the stamped label and then add dimensional to the backside.  Adhere straight across on the card front.

Make sure you sign or stamp the backside of your homemade card.

That's it.  Pretty #simplestamping card for you today.

Make sure you take advantage of the July Hostess code so you can receive some free embellishments.
For all your stamping needs, click the Shop Now button.  For the card recipe, check out the list below.  

Happy stamping!  

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Bird Ballad Birthday Card for Gram

Today's card is created for my Gram.  She would have been 104 years old on July 31st.  She enjoyed nature, birds, flowers, and always a general rule of thumb; use what you have.  
So today's card is a bit of old and new.  Sample was created in a retired pink color along with the doilies which are also retired, plus the embellishments.  What's new?  Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper along with current product of Whisper White and Sahara Sand ink.
The measurements for the card is as follows:
Card Base:  Petal Pink cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Front Panel and Inside Panel:  Whisper White cut 4 x 5 1/4
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper: 2 x 4 piece plus a bird design for focal point
Strip for inside panel:  Petal Pink cut 3/4 x 5 1/4, and Bird Ballad  1/2 x 5 1/4
Strip for Whisper White Envelope:  Petal Pink cut 3/4 x 5 7/8 and Bird Ballad cut 1/2 x 5 7/8
Whisper White Envelope

For this card, I only used one ink color which is Sahara Sand.  The sentiment and the Birch stamp are the only images stamped.  A hint of the doilies showing through from underneath the Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper compliments the blue bird.
Here I'm showing you how I simply added a strip of Petal Pink and Bird Ballard to the inside of the card along with the front of the envelope. A special touch that does not go unnoticed.
A nice touch is adding some Wink of Stella to the birds.  Just a little sparkle adds a lot to this design.
I hope you give this card a try.  Take some of your old product and mix with new!  You will be happy that you did.
Happy stamping and creating,
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Beautiful Promenade and Garden Lane Thinking of You Card

Simple Stamping at it's best with a little two step stamping for our Thinking of You card from Beautiful Promenade stamp set.
One of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors is Mossy Meadow.  Just reminds me of the forest.  The Garden Lane Designer Series paper is full of all shades of green.  You have a choice of Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, and Soft Sea Foam.
All of the patterns in this paper work for Thinking of You or Sympathy cards.  
Paper sizes:
Card base of Mossy Meadow cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Whisper White for the inside panel cut 4 x 5 1/4
Soft Sea Foam panel cut 4 x 5 1/4
Garden Lane cut 3 3/4 x 5
Scrap of Whisper White for the Stitched Labels die
Follow along by clicking the video below to show you how to make a Simple Stamping card.
For all of the supplies used in the card, head over to my online store by clicking here.
Happy stamping and creating,
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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Embossing Powder Organizational Tip

I recently came across Patty Bennett's embossing powder organization and wanted to try it out.  I'm all about organizing and trying to stay as tidy as possible.  Patty's organization was exactly what I was looking for.  
My collection of powders include current and retired colors.  Now I can see what's in front of me and easily find my go to colors quickly.  
The embossing buddies are kept in individual containers for easy access.  The embossing powder and spoon are kept in a Surefresh container.  They come two to a pack and are very reasonably priced.  The spoons come 24 to a pack and cost $1.
All my supplies are kept in a basket which I purchased on sale!

I hope sharing Patty's organization with you inspires you to give this a try.
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Come Sail Away Suite

The Come Sail Away Suite is by far my favorite.  Maybe it's the sailboats.  Light House.  Birds,  Water.  Thinking about retirement along the shores?  Night of Navy?  Mossy Meadow?  The Trinkets?

I first saw this Suite back in April at Onstage in Quebec City.  I knew it was the first stamp set I would purchase.  I love the sentiment fonts.  The Memories & More Card Packs will make card making easy.

Buy a few items individually or buy it all with one Item # 152175.

Here is my video showing you how to make this card.  I recently demonstrated this card at two of my events and it was a winner.  Beginner card makers can easily make this card and learn many new techniques.

I hope you get a chance to order the Come Sail Away Suite.  You won't be disappointed.

Happy stamping ~Karen

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Friendship Card Using Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper

Do you send out greeting cards "just because."  Here's a card I made using the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!
At first, I wasn't sure I would like all the designs in the paper, but when I saw the hummingbirds and the different patterns in each design, my decision was made.
You can turn this card design into any occasion; birthday, thinking of you, sympathy, and more.
Here are the step-by-step instructions to make this card.
Stamp Sets:  Country Home and Waterfront
Adhere the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper to the cardbase.  If the cardbase is too long, trim off with the trimmer.  If the Designer Series Paper is too long, trim off with scissors.

Open up the card and stamp thank you in Soft Suede ink on the card front to the left of the Mosaic Mood Specialty Paper.

Stamp the inside message in Soft Suede ink.

Fussy cut out some roses and leaves, one hummingbird, two butterflies and a bee.  Be careful cutting from the full sheets as every image is precious.

Stamp Set:  Part of My Story (retired)

Adhere the roses directly onto the card front.
Add dimensionals to the hummingbird and attach to your card.

Add the butterflies and bee to the inside of the card.  Use your adhesive.

Stamp Set:  Strong & Beautiful

Add five different colored sequins by using a piercing tool.

Stamp the envelope in a mosaic pattern, alternating colors of Soft Suede and Blushing Bride.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO USE THE INCORRECT INK COLOR.

Stamp on the back of your card if you wish.

Below is another way you can use the hummingbirds.  Adds a nice touch inside your card.

Below is the supply list.  Click here and head over to my website to order all the product used in today's card.

Don't forget about Bonus Days and Perks from Gram!

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Bonus Days are Back AND Freebies Await You!

Do you like special offers from Stampin’ Up!  Who doesn’t?

I have two special promotions for you, so let’s get started.

Bonus Days Are Back!

July 1 to 31, 2019

Earn a $5.00 coupon code to spend in the month of August for each $50 you spend during the month of July (less tax & shipping).  Be sure to keep track of your coupon code(s) that you will receive via email from Stampin’ Up! directly.  You will use these coupon code(2) for your August order.  Click here to place your order today and start watching your inbox for those coupon codes.

Free products in your Starter Kit from July 1 to August 31, 2019

If you are a hobbiest papercrafter or looking to build a business, this is the best time to join as a demonstrator.  I joined over five years ago as a hobbiest just to save on my monthly purchases and now I’m slowly building my hobby to a part-time business.  I’m not a full-time demonstrator, but I will provide you with the best advice I can and also help you along the way.

Build your own personal Starter Kit for $99 (+ tax) by selecting up to $155 worth of any of paper crafting products.
  • Start enjoying your 20% demonstrator discount right away!
  • Earn $5 Bonus Days coupons on all $50+ orders in July!
  • From July 1 until August 31, 2019, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit.  THEN you will receive a $10 coupon code the following month. 

My best advice to you is if you are spending $100 worth of product each month, you should join my team so you can take advantage of saving a minimum of 20%.  To get started, click here to become a teammate.

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