Blessings of Home Birthday

Blessings of Home Birthday

My January calendar shows a ton of birthdays. I need to make a stack of cards and get them in the mail. I pulled out Stampin’ Up’s Blessings of Home stamp set, now available in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog

Below, I offer a free tutorial and include 14 additional card samples using this stamp set and coordinating Flowers of Home Dies. (Purchase the Blessings of Home stamp set and Flowers of Home Dies as a bundle and receive a 10 percent discount.) See this post for another card and video using products from the Blessings of Home Bundle.

Blessings of Home Birthday

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Blessings of Home (157390)
  • PAPER – Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650), Night of Navy Card Stock (100867
  • INK – Night of Navy (147110)
  • OTHER – Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (152718), Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Night of Navy Stampin’ Bends Combo Pack (154891), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Night of Navy – 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”, 4 ¼” x 3”
  • Very Vanilla – 5 ¼” x 4” (2), 4 ½” x 3 ¼”, 3 ¾” x ½”

Instructions:

  • Die cut the 4 ½” x 3 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock with the scallop rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies that measures 4” x 3”.
  • Stamp the smaller flower bouquet from the Blessings of Home stamp set onto the above die cut piece with Night of Navy ink.
  • Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere this piece to the 4 ¼” x 3” piece of Night of Navy Card Stock.
  • Emboss one of the 5 ¼” x 4” piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Fold the Night of Navy base in half and adhere the embossed piece to the front of the card.
  • Add the stamped and layered image to the top of the card.
  • Stamp the birthday sentiment with Night of Navy ink on the 3 ¾” x ½” Very Vanilla Card Stock.
  • Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop this up on the card front near the bottom of the card as shown above.
  • Color three of the Pear Basic Jewels with the Night of Navy Dark Stampin’ Blends. Add them to the front of the card.
  • Stamp a portion of the flower image with Night of Navy ink onto the remaining Very Vanilla Card Stock. Adhere to the center of the card.

Blessings of Home Card Samples

Please enjoy this other card samples created by members of my team, Kim’s Paper Krafers, for a recent swap during Stampin’ Up!’s virtual gathering. I hope you find some papercrafting inspiration!

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Sweet Talk Suite Tutorial

Sweet Talk Suite Tutorial

Now that Christmas has passed, my attention turns to Valentine’s Day! As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I have the opportunity to preorder products from upcoming catalogs. One of my first choices was the Sweet Talk Suite. It’s available beginning Tuesday, January 4, in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. See this post for a host of other card samples. 

The suite (#157629–$86.25) includes:

  • Sweet Conversations Bundle: Sweet Conversations stamp set and coordinating Sweet Heart Dies.
  • Sweet Talk 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
  • Gingham Embossing Folder
  • Sweet Little Boxes
  • Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Real Real 3/8″ Faux Linen Ribbon

Sweet Talk Suite Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Sweet Conversations (157618)
  • PAPER –Basic White Card Stock (159276), Real Red Card Stock (102482), Sweet Talk 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (157616)
  • INK – Real Red (147084), Highland Heather (147103), Pool Party (147107)
  • OTHER – Sweet Hearts Dies (157623), Layering Circles Dies (151770), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Real Red – 11” x 4 ¼” scored at 5 ½”, 2 ½” x 2 ½”, 3” x 3”
  • Basic White –5 ¼” x 4” and scraps
  • DSP – 5 ¼” x 1 ¼” (3) pattern shown above, 2 ½” x 2 ½” and scrap Petal Pink design

Instructions:

  • Fold the Real Red card stock in half.
  • Adhere the three DSP pieces equal distance apart on the front of the card.
  • Die cut a scallop circle from the 2 ½” x 2 ½” Real Red card stock. Die cut a nesting circle from the Petal Pink design DSP. Adhere these together and use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up on the front of the card.
  • Die cut the mini envelope from the Sweet Hearts Dies from the 3” x 3” Real Red card stock piece. Fold on the score lines to make an envelope. Use adhesive to place on the top of the circle.
  • Stamp one each of the solid, middle-size heart with Pool Party and Highland Heather ink on the Basic White scraps. Die cut.
  • Stamp the Luv U sentiment with Real Red ink on the Petal Pink DSP scrap. Die cut.
  • Use Glue Dots to place the Pool Party and Highland Heather in the mini envelope.
  • Attach the Luv U heart to the front of the envelope.
  • Stamp the three-heart, solid stamp with Real Red ink on the 5 ¼” x 4” Basic White card stock. Adhere to the card middle.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help you with your paper crafting needs. In addition to my blog, I offer a free, email newsletter. I send two to three emails a month that include a free tutorial, video, and updates on Stampin’ Up! news, notes, sales, and products. Subscribe by clicking here. Then, be sure to check your email for a confirmation from AWeber. They just want to be sure you want my emails!

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Candy Canes Card Tutorial

Candy Canes Card Tutorial

I was excited to receive this Candy Canes background stamp on Stampin’ Up!’s Maui Incentive Trip. When I saw the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog, it ranked at the top of my list.

Stampin' Up! Candy Canes

Since then, I’ve been finding a variety of creative ways to use this stamp set. See this blog post for other examples.

Today, I offer a free tutorial to create the card pictured above.

Candy Canes Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Candy Canes (156373), Frosted Gingerbread (156314)
  • PAPER –Basic White Card Stock (159276), Real Red Card Stock (102482)
  • INK – Real Red (147084), Versamark (102283)
  • OTHER – Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820), Tasteful Labels Dies (152886), Star-Crossed Embossing Folder (156567), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack (152466), Basics Stampin’ Emboss Powders (155554), Heat Tool (129053), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Real Red – 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”, 4 ½” x 3 1/8”, 4” x 2 ½”
  • Basic White –5 ¼” x 4” (2), 4 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Ribbon – 8” (Red and White Pattern)

Instructions:

  • Ink the sentiment with Versamark Ink. Stamp it in the middle of the 4” x 2 ½” inch piece of Real Red Card Stock. Cover with White Embossing Powder and shake off excess. Heat with Heat Tool. Die cut with the label from the Tasteful Labels Dies.
  • Stamp the Candy Canes background stamp onto the 4 ½” x 3 ½” inch Basic White Card Stock with Real Red Ink. Die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Die that measures approximately 3” x 4 3/8”.
  • Glue the Candy Cane layer to the 4 ½” x 3 1/8” Real Red Card Stock.
  • Emboss one of the 5 ¼” x 4” pieces of Basic White Card Stock with the Star-Crossed Embossing Folder.
  • Fold the 8 ½” x 5 ½” card stock in half. Add the dry embossed white piece on top of this.
  • Adhere the Candy Cane/Real Red layer on top of the Star-Crossed embossed piece.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the sentiment in the middle of the Candy Cane piece.
  • Add a pearl to each side of the sentiment, as shown above.
  • Tie a bow with the ribbon and adhere to card front using a Glue Dot.
  • Adhere the last Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Thanksgiving Card Free Tutorial

Thanksgiving Card Free Tutorial

I pulled together two stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!’s 2021-2022 Annual Catalog to create this Thanksgiving card — Beauty of Friendship and Banner Year. The card goes together easily and quickly. Enjoy the free tutorial below.

Thanksgiving Card Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Beauty of Friendship (154983), Banner Year (158239)
  • PAPER – Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper (DSP) (155841), Basic White Card Stock (159276), Gold Foil Sheets (132622)
  • INK – Cajun Craze (147085), Early Espresso (147114)
  • OTHER – Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820), Gold 3/8” Fine Art Ribbon (154561), Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels (151193), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips Scissors (103579), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Basic White – 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”, 5 ¼” x 4”, 3 ¾” x 2 ½”
  • Gold Foil – ¼” x 5 ¼” (2)
  • DSP – 5 ¼” x 1 ½”
  • Ribbon – 4”

Instructions:

  • Die cut the 3 ¾” x 2 ½” Basic White Card Stock with the Stitched Rectangle Die that measures approximately 2 ¼’ x 3 ½”
  • Stamp the tree trunk/branches image with Early Espresso ink onto the die cut rectangle.
  • With Cajun Caze ink, stamp the large, more solid-looking foliage stamp on top of the trunk, creating a tree image. Set aside.
  • Choose the “Happy Thanksgiving” sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set and stamp with Cajun Craze ink in the bottom, right-hand corner of the 5 ¼” x 4” piece of Basic White card stock.
  • Tape the DSP piece (pattern shown above) to the 5 ¼” x 4” Basic White card stock, with the top edge about 1 ½” down from the top. Add each Gold Foil strip, one on top of the DSP and one on the bottom. These are nudged close to the DSP, but do not overlap.
  • Fold the 8 ½” x 5 ½” Basic White card stock in half. Adhere the 5 ¼” x 4” stamped and decorated piece on top of this.
  • Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the tree piece and place on the card front, on the left-hand side.
  • Tie a knot in the ribbon and place on the tree image with a Glue Dot. Trim ribbon as necessary.
  • Add three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

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Candy Canes Card Samples

Candy Canes Card Samples

When I got my first glimpse of Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog, this Candy Canes background stamp made the top of the list. Imagine my surprise, when I came home from the incentive trip with this as a gift.

So, I started to play and just let my imagination roll with it. Be sure to read the entire post to see other card samples and a video that shows the samples and explains them in more detail. In the video, I reveal a Stamparatus tip to help you with background stamps.

Stampin' Up! Candy Canes

Please enjoy this free tutorial.

Candy Cane Christmas

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Candy Canes (156373), Perfectly Plaid (158335)
  • PAPER – Real Red (102482), Crumb Cake (120953)
  • INK – Real Red (147084)
  • OTHER –Real Red 3/8” Mini Ruffled Ribbon (156323), Tasteful Labels Dies (152886), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels (146924), Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (151003)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Crumb Cake – 8 ½” x 4 ¼” scored at 4 ¼”, 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”, scrap
  • Real Red – 4” x 4”
  • Ribbon – 5“, 3”

Instructions:

  • Fold the 8 ½” x 4 ¼” Crumb Cake Card Stock in half.
  • Stamp the Candy Canes with Real Red ink on the 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” Crumb Cake Card Stock.
  • Die cut the Crumb Cake label with the Tasteful Labels Dies, as shown above.
  • Use Real Red ink to stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment from Perfectly Plaid onto the label.
  • Adhere the Candy Cane panel to the 4” x 4” Real Red Card Stock with your adhesive of choice.
  • Create a faux bow: Attach a Glue Dot to each end of the 5” ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the Candy Cane panel, adhering the Glue Dots in the back. Slip the 3” ribbon under the ribbon on the card and tie a knot.
  • Attach this whole piece to the front of the Crumb Cake base with adhesive.
  • Place some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the label and adhere to the front of the card, on the right, on top of the ribbon.
  • Embellish with a Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

Candy Canes Card Samples

Candy Canes Fun Fold

With Frosted Gingerbread and a Fun Fold

Candy Canes and Stitched Rectangles

Candy Canes with Stitched Rectangles

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Wishes

Picture This Christmas

Stampin' Up! A Wish for Everything

Candy Canes Card Samples Video

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I provided some inspiration for your holiday card making! Please contact me if you have questions about any of the cards show here. I’d love to help you in your paper crafting journey.

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