Countryside Corners Birthday Card

Countryside Corners Birthday Card

I have a love, love relationship with Designer Series Paper. I love patterned paper, and I buy patterned paper. Then, I have to use the paper! A never-ending cycle. But it’s a fun problem to have!

With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2024 Mini Catalog and SaleABration earlier this month, there’s a lot of new packages of Designer Series Paper with which to create. And, it’s all so pretty!

In today’s post, I share a super easy design that showcases larger pieces of the Designer Series Papers. I CASEd this design from page 63 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. (As an aside, CASE means Copy and Share Everything. In the stamping and creative world, we pride ourselves on sharing with others to offer inspiration.) Then, I “stepped” the card up, adding a few extra elements.

Once I got started creating these DIY birthday cards, I couldn’t stop experimenting with all of the new papers. Be sure to watch the video below to see all of the samples.

Countryside Corners Birthday Card

Here are just a few quick details. 

  • Balmy Blue card stock base measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4
  • Balmy Blue card stock layer measuring 5 1/4 x 4, embossed with the Softly Sophisticated Embossing Folder
  • Countryside Corners Dies (fourth from largest)
  • Lighter Than Air Designer Series Paper — three coordinating designs — 3 3/4 x 2 1/4
  • Birthday sentiment from Go To Greetings
  • Sentiment stamped with Azure Afternoon on a white die cut from Countryside Corners Dies
  • Balmy Blue Bakers Twine
  • Azure Afternoon gems from the Rainbow Adhesive-Backed Dots

How to Video

From my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, where I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I give step-by-step directions for creating this card, and I show a set of other samples using a variety of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers.

You can earn a few of the papers I showed today free during SaleABration. There’s just a month left to earn free paper crafting products. With qualifying purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping), select from among exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, gems, an embossing folder, and a coordinating die cut. Click here to begin shopping.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Please give me a shout if you have questions!

Kim

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Most Adored Treat Box

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s January Blog Hop! Thanks so much for joining us. This month, we feature Valentine card and project ideas. Visit all of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment. You could win a Confetti Birthday Card Kit. See a list of participating blogs at the end of this post. You’ll find lots of paper crafting inspiration. 

Most Adored Treat Box

My project is a cute DIY Valentine treat box. I modeled it after the sample found on page 3 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2024 Mini Catalog. I filled the treat package with a box of Conversation Hearts, but it’s large enough to hold a variety of snacks and/or small gift items. Can you see other uses for these fun boxes? Wedding favors? Shower favors?

Most Adored Treat Box

Be sure to watch the video below to see how this project comes together. I give step-by-step directions from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona.

Here are a few details to get you started:

  • The base is the Envelope Treat Boxes. Before putting the box together, trim off one end.
  • Most Adored 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper measuring 3 x 8. Scored at 2, 3, 5 1/4, and 6 1/4
  • Circle die cut with Stylish Shapes Dies with Vellum Cardstock.
  • Gold Foil heart die cut with the Adoring Hearts Hybrid Embossing Folder.
  • Gold and Vanilla Satin Ribbon (approximately 15 inches)
  • Festive Pearls (Gold)

Most Adored Treat Boxes

The Most Adored 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper can be selected free during Stampiin’ Up!’ SaleABration promotion with a $50 order (before tax and shipping). This gorgeous patterned paper has gold foil images on one side and Real Red and Flirty Flamingo colors on the other side. SaleABration runs through February 29, 2024. Click here to view the brochure to see which other items you can earn free with qualifying purchases. 

Most Adored Treat Box Video

Thanks so much for visiting the blog hop today. Follow the other blogs and comment for a chance to win a free card kit.

Congrats to last month’s winner: Sylvia Scharf

List of Participating Blog Hops

Blog Hop Index

Product List

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Heartfelt Hellos Card Ideas

Heartfelt Hellos Card Ideas

Heartfelt Hellos and Sunny Days 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper

SaleABration, Stampin’ Up!’s most fun sale of the year, is underway! For qualifying purchases of $50 and $100 before tax and shipping, earn your choice of free products. Who doesn’t love free product? Choose from exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, embellishments, an embossing folder, and even a die set. Click here to see an online copy of the brochure. SaleABration runs through February 29, 2024. 

In today’s post, I use the Heartfelt Hellos Stamp Set. Earn this free with a $50 purchase. I love this set because it contains a sentiment for so many occasions. It also pairs with the Heartfelt Hexagon Bundle found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2024 Mini Catalog. The handmade card samples below showcase the two stamp sets and the Designer Series Paper available free during SaleABration. Be sure to also watch the how-to video for step-by-step instructions. 

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Hellos Stamp Set

Heartfelt Hellos Card Ideas

For each sample, I used a simple, fun fold layout. It’s super easy and lends itself to, as you’ll see below, a variety of patterned papers and sentiments.

  • Base measures 7 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 3 1/4
  • Card stock layers measure 3 x 5 1/4 and 1 1/4 x 5 1/4
  • Designer Series Paper Layer measures 2 3/4 x 5 and 1 x 5

Heartfelt Hellos Hello Card

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Hellos

Heartfelt Hellos and Softly Stippled 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper

This gorgeous 12 x 12 paper is also available free during SaleABration with a $50 order before tax and shipping. 

Heartfelt Hellos Mother’s Day Card

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Hellos

Heartfelt Hellos and Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper

The Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper is another SaleABration choice for a $50 order. 

Heartfelt Hellos Dad Card

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Hellos

Heartfelt Hellos and Trusty Toolbox 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper

The Trusty Toolbox 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper is another SaleABration choice. It pairs with the Trusty Tools Bundle found in the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog

Heartfelt Hellos Love Card

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Hellos Stamp Set

Heartfelt Hellos paired with the Most Adored 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper

This Most Adored 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper is a must-have. The flip side features gold designs, perfect for many card-making occasions.

Heartfelt Hello Easter

Easter Card Sample

Heartfelt Hellos and Lighter Than Air 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

Love this Easter card paired with this DSP. It’s not a free option during SaleABration, but if found in the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog.

How to Video

Enjoy this video from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, where I show you how the first card is put together.

 

 

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you love these samples and appreciate the versatility of all of the products I’ve shown.

Kim

SaleABration Items Free with a $50 order (before tax and shipping)

SaleABration Items Free with a $100 order (before tax and shipping)

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Most Adored Valentine Card

Stampin' Up! Most Adored Free Card Making Tutorial

Looking for a quick and simple Valentine card? Here it is! In today’s post, I share a free tutorial for creating a cute DIY Valentine card using strips of Designer Series Paper. I used the Most Adored 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. Earn it free during Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration promotion  — the most fun sale of the year. 

Stampin' Up! Most Adored 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper

During SaleABration, earn your choice of free product with qualifying purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping). Select from exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, ribbon, gems, an embossing folder, and even coordinating dies. Click here to see the SaleABration brochure online. 

Enjoy this free card-making tutorial!

Most Adored Valentine Card

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Country Bouquet (160377)
  • PAPER – Thick Basic White Cardstock (159229), Basic White Cardstock (159276), Most Adored 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP–SaleABration) (162976)
  • INK – Real Red (147084)
  • OTHER – Real Red and Burlap Ribbon Combo Pack (160386), Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels (158987), Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154899, Everyday Details Dies (162865), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting  & Scoring: 

  • Thick Basic White Cardstock – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” and folded
  • Basic White Cardstock – 5” x 3 ¾”, 2 ¼” 2 ¼”
  • DSP – 5 strips each measuring 1” x 3”
  • Ribbon – 16”

Instructions:

  • With the 2” circle from the Everyday Details Dies, die cut a circle from the 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” Basic White Cardstock.
  • Stamp the “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment from the Country Bouquet stamp set in Real Red ink in the middle of the circle.
  • Layer the five strips of DSP on the 5” x 3 34/” Basic White Cardstock.
  • Wrap ribbon around this piece and tie a bow.
  • With adhesive of choice, attach to Basic White Thick Cardstock base.
  • With Stampin’ Dimensionals, pop up the sentiment on card front.
  • Color three Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels with the Real Red Stampin’ Blends.
  • Add to card front.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Need more inspiration? Subscribe to my free, email newsletter. I send three to four newsletters each month that include a free paper-crafting video, a card-making tutorial, special offers, and updates to Stampin’ Up! news and specials. Click here

Kim Quade, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Mesa, Arizona

Most Adored Valentine Card Product List

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Jungle Pals Hello Card

Jungle Pals Hello Card

Raise your hand if you love free product! If so, Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration sale is for you! Earn your choice of exclusive products with purchases of $50 or $100 before tax and shipping. Look for stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, gems, an embossing folder, and even dies. This promotion runs through February 29, 2024. It’s the only SaleABration offering in 2024. (Some items may sell out before the end of the promotion. If you see something you love, get it sooner rather than later.) Click here to see an online version of the catalog. 

For as long as I can remember, SaleABration has been my favorite sale of the year. I saved all my Christmas and birthday money and splurged on all of the fun freebie items.

SaleABration still excites me today. So many products, so little time.

For today’s card, I challenged myself to use as many of the SaleABration items as possible on one creation  — while still sharing a fun card.

Jungle Pals Hello Card

Here’s a list of the SaleABration goodies I used to create this card:

  • Jungle Pals Stamp Set (free with a $50 order)
  • Jungle Pals Dies (free with a $100 order)
  • Softly Sophisticated Bundle (stamp set and embossing folder free with a $100 order)
  • Softly Stippled 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (free with a $50 order)
  • Pool Party 5/8″ Crinkle Ribbon (free with a $50 order)
  • Opaque Faceted Gems (free with a $50 order)

What do you think? Success? It’s all so fun to play with. I need to dig into these and the other items and make more samples.

Be sure to watch the video below to see step-by-step directions for making this card.

How to Video

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoy this SaleABration-themed handmade greeting card.

Need more inspiration? Subscribe to my free, email newsletter. I send three to four newsletters each month that include a free paper crafting video, a card making tutorial, special offers, and updates on Stampin’ Up! news and specials. Sign up here

Kim Quade, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Mesa, Arizona

Earn these items free with a $50 order before tax and shipping:

Earn these items with a $100 order before tax and shipping.

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