Welcome to Team Stamp It’s April Blog Hop! This month, we feature handmade greeting cards and small gift ideas with a Mother’s Day theme. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to gain a host of inspiration. Leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontent. You could win a Stamparatus, Stampin’ Up!’s awesome stamp positioning tool (Value: $49)
Today, I share a nontraditional Mother’s Day card. Since moving to Mesa, Arizona, almost three years ago, I am fascinated by cactus. You can imagine I love Stampin’ Up!’s Cactus Cuties Stamp Set and the coordinating Cactus Builders Bunch. Find these products on page 66 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent.
Cactus Cuties Mother’s Day Card
I used the slimline card design.
The base measures 8 1/2 inches x 7 inches. Score at 3 1/2 inches.
Paper choices include Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Artfully Composed 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
Sentiment comes from the Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Set
Color Pearl Basic Jewels with Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blends
See these other posts for additional slimline card samples and how-to videos:
I love that these slimline cards fit in a business-size envelope and require just one stamp. Or buy Stampin’ Up!’s special Slimline Envelopes. Receive 15 envelopes for $10 in white, Smoky Slate, and Evening Evergreen.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. See the list of hoppers at the end of the post. Remember, use the hashtag #stampitcontest for your chance to win a Stamparatus. Congrats to last month’s winner: Lisa Parsons.
Welcome to the Team Stamp It Blog Hop where I’m featuring a Mother’s Day card sample.
Welcome to Team Stamp Its April Blog Hop. Time to recognize moms everywhere for everything they do! Visit all of the awesome blogs participating in the hop to get ideas to help you create your own cards to recognize mom. Leave a comment with the #stampitcontest. You’ll be entered to win a Looking Up Card Kit.
Mother’s Day Card Sample
My card features Stampin’ Up”s Dressed to Impress Bundle ($47.50) which includes the Dressed to Impress stamp set and coordinating All Dressed Up Dies. Great news: The stamp set and dies are included in Stampin’ Up!’s next Annual Catalog which debuts June 3. Purchase them as a bundle now to receive a 10 percent discount. This duo won’t be discounted in the next catalog.
I’ve really had fun playing with all of the elements in the bundle. It’s perfect for so many reasons. Here ‘s a basic look at how this card goes together:
Blackberry Bliss card base
Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (5 1/4′ x 4′)
Mint Macaron Scallop Circle (largest of the group)
Stamped sentiments with Memento Ink
Whisper White 5 1/4′ x 1 1/4′
Blackberry Bliss layer 5 1/4′ x 1 1/2′
Stamped shoes with Stamparatus using Hinge-Step Stamping (see sample video here)
Stamped additional shoes on Whisper White scraps and die cut
Colored shoes with Stampin’ Blends
Added sequins for fun!
Please let me know if you have questions about this card or any other stamping issues.
In Other Stampin’ Up! News
Stampin’ Up! recently released its list of Last-Chance Products — those items that won’t be included in future catalogs. See the list and shop at: kimquade.stampinup.net.
Look for discounts; they’ll go fast. If there’s something you “need,” shop sooner rather than later.
Thanks for stopping by today. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. Congratulations to Annie Jasper, the winner of last month’s contest.
List of Products Used
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Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (#151319 – $11.50)
Dressed to Impress stamp set (#151666 – $18)
Stitched Shapes Dies (#145372 – $30)
Layering Ovals Dies (#141706 – $35)
Little flowers from the Detailed Deer Framelits (#147915 – $34)
I love Stampin’ Up!’s color coordination. The Best Dressed Designer Series Paper uses a host of complementary colors, and I chose Petal Pink and Mint Macaron for a more feminine look.
And, we need a treat bag to accompany the card.
I followed the same color scheme and used the same basic products as the card to create a fun, little bag filled with dog treats. The 3 x 9 Printed Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags for $7 – #151312) provide a perfect receptacle for treats like this and the Scallop Tag Topper Punch makes it quick and easy to create a tag.
Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop. Here are the links:
Here is an all-inclusive list of what I used to create the card and tag. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7. Remember to check the Clearance Rack. It was recently updated with new items!
This video below shows you how to create a quick and easy gift card holder!
It’s that time of year again! We’re gearing up for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, and more. And even though we’re experiencing a time where we may not be able to celebrate together, it’s a great opportunity to send someone your loving thoughts. We can still order gift cards online, and we can still send items via the US Postal Service. In fact, it’s a great time for happy mail of any kind.
The Project: Quick and Easy Gift Card Holder
I found this easy gift card holder while perusing Pinterest. In fact, I’m sure I made some a few years ago. But I’ve resurrected them and updated them with some new designs and Stampin’ Up! products.
The base is just an envelope. You heard me! Just an envelope measuring 5 3/4 inches by 4 3/8 inches. Stampin’ Up! sells both Whisper White and Very Vanilla. You receive 40 envelopes for $7.50. These are high-quality envelopes that fit standard cards.
See the video below for how to transform this card-making staple into a gift card holder.
I’ve used a variety of different products on the gift cards. Here’s a quick recap working left to right (All Stampin’ Up! A shopping list is included after the video.):
Graduation: Witty-cisms stamp set; Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, Black Card Stock, Stitched Shapes, Layering Circles, Metallic Silver-edge Ribbon, Dark Basic Black Blend.
Mother’s Day: Best Dressed Bundle, 6 x 6 Dressed to Impressed Designer Series Paper, 1/8 inch Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon, Stitched Shapes, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron Card Stock.
Wedding: Itty Bitty Greetings, Gold Embossing, Gold Foil, Stitched Be Mine Framelits, Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder, Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon.
Father’s Day: Country Club Designer Series Paper, Country Club Bundle, Country Club Baker’s Twine, Night of Navy Ink and Card Stock.
Thanks for stopping by today! Please let me know if you have questions about the projects or the video. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Be sure to check below for a shopping list.
Welcome to the March Maui Achievers Blog Hop where I’m sharing a Mother’s Day card.
Welcome to our monthly Maui Achievers Blog Hop. We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui trip. We want to celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams.
This time of year brings a lot of different events and holiday to celebrate: Easter, graduations, weddings, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. Even though we may not be able to celebrate this events in person at this time, we can definitely send a card. I chose to feature a Mother’s Day card.
Maui Achievers Blog Hop: Mother’s Day Card
I actually made two cards for this hop. I can’t decide which one I like better. Please leave me a comment and let me know which card you prefer. I love, love, love the designs and color scheme of the Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack. And, the coordinating stamp set, Dressed to Impress offers the Mother’s Day sentiment and the pretty flowers. That’s where I started for the inspiration. I found a layout I like and went to work.
All of the Designer Series Paper comes from the same package. It’s fun to see the difference in the card by playing around with the different designs. I stamped the flowers in Stazon ink and colored them with a blender pen and the following colors: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, and Blackberry Bliss.
See a list of the products I used to create these cards at the very end of the post, after the list of blog hoppers. Be sure to visit all of them and leave a comment.
One Week Remaining in Sale-A-Bration
Say it isn’t so! There’s just one week left to take advantage of Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion. Make purchases of $50 and $100 and receive FREE product. There are lots of choices to satisfy an crafter. See the Sale-A-Bration brochure here. Keep in mind, some of the items have been popular and are sold out. Contact me if you have questions or wish to place an order. I can help!
Here’s the list of everyone participating in today’s hop. Enjoy!
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