July #simplestamping

Stampin’ Up! #simplestamping

Hello Stampers!

Each month, Stampin’ Up! has issued a #simplestamping challenge. Create a card using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This month, the bonus is to add Designer Series Paper. That’s hardly a challenge! The Designer Series Paper is so beautiful, it’s just hard to choose which one to use.

This card features the See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper. The colors and designs just stand on their own.

The base is Crush Curry that measures 5 1/2 inches by 11 inches and is scored and folded in the middle. The second layer is Blackberry Bliss cut at 5 1/4 x 4. And the See a Silhouette measures 5 x 3 3/4 inches. The sentiment comes from Stampin’ Up!’s Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.

The purpose of the challenge is to demonstrate that simple cards can be beautiful, and it’s an easy way to get started stamping.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Remember: Place a $50 order this month and receive a code good for $5 off an order next month. There is no limit to the number of codes you can earn and redeem! Just be sure to have a valid email address as the codes will be sent there.

Kim

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June Challenge: #simplestamping

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia #simplestamping

Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia #simplestamping

Hello Stampers!

A new Stampin’ Up! catalog is so exciting! It’s always hard to know what to order first. The Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies and Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper were the first on my list.

I love large images that become the focus of the card. It makes it easy to create a quick, but still beautiful card, without a lot of fuss and thought.

Stampin’ Up! is challenging us to get back to the basics of stamping: rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This card qualifies for that, and the two-time stamping technique just adds a bit of dimension.

Here’s how this card came together:

Petal Pink Card Stock: Base–8 1/2 x 5 1/2, folded in half. 4 1/4 x 3

Very Vanilla: 5 1/4 x 4 and 4 x 2 3/4

Apply a tiny bit of SNAIL onto the back of the small vanilla piece. Place on top of the large vanilla piece, trying your best to center. Ink the Magnolia stamp with Soft Suede ink. Stamp the image on the top of both pieces of Very Vanilla while they are stuck together. For this card, I tried to stamp the image farther to the left to leave room for the sentiment. Stamp the sentiment with Soft Suede. While the pieces are still together, apply Petal Pink ink (with a sponge) to the flowers and Soft Sea Foam to the leaves. Gently remove  the top Very Vanilla piece. Adhere it to the 4 1/4 x 3 Petal Pink paper. Carefully match up the images and adhere to the Very Vanilla and finally, the base.

Thanks for stopping by today. Click on the graphics below to be taken directly to my online store where you can purchase the products used to create today’s card. Let me know if you have questions!

Kim

 

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