Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Today’s cards combine new products from Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog with “seasoned” products from our Annual Catalog. I sometimes get caught up purchasing and playing with all of the brand-new goodies, And I forget about the stamps, papers, and tools available all the time.

Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post. A Facebook Live replay, it demonstrates the products and how I created today’s cards. I’d love you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I add a video each week that demonstrates a different stamping technique or product.

Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

I created a set of cards in Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight using:

  • Stitched with Whimsy Dies (JJ Mini) — I love the whimsical stitching;
  • Happy Thoughts stamp set (JJ Mini) — I love the variety of sentiments — perfect for creating a gift set;
  • Blending Brushes (JJ Mini) — these help create fun backgrounds;
  • Daisy Lane stamp set (Annual Catalog) — says “spring” and we’re all ready for that;
  • Daisy Punch (Annual Catalog) — a fun and easy coordinating product; and
  • the Stamparatus (Annual Catalog) — a stamp positioning tool helping you create quick and cute projects.

This post features four variations of one design. Do you like the Balmy Blue card base, the Daffodil Delight card base, or the white card base? I’d love to hear from you!

Stithced with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Stitched with Whimsy Congratulations

Stitched with Whimsy Thinking of You

How to YouTube Video

Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards and video. Be sure to take another look at your Annual Catalog. Dust off some of those sets and play around.

Please let me know if I can help you any way! I want to make your crafting experience fun and fulfilling!

On May 4, you’ll see a new copy of the Annual Catalog. I can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Kim

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Fun Fold Sale-A-Bration Cards

Berry Blessings Fun Fold

Berry Blessings and Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

 

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sale of the year! With minimum purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping), choose exclusive free stamps and Designer Series Paper.

But hurry! Sale-A-Bration ends Sunday, February 28.

Today’s post features card samples using the free products. And, I’ve created them all using the same fun fold. Be sure to view the video at the end of the post for directions. Click here to view the catalog filled with free items.

Flower and Field DSP and Touch of Ink

Flower and Field Designer Series Paper and Touch of Ink Stamp Set

Fun Fold Sale-A-Bration Cards

Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper, Corner Bouquet Stamp Set, and Heal Your Heart Stamp Set

Oh So Ombre and Approaching Perfecyion

Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper and Approaching Perfection Stamp Set

Fun Fold Sale-A-Bration Cards

Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper and Darling Donkeys Stamp Set

Fun Fold Sale-A-Bration Cards–Basic Directions

  • Start with a piece of coordinating card stock measuring 4 ¼ inches by 11 inches
  • Score at 5 ½ inches in your paper trimmer. Slide the paper over to the 2 ¾ inch mark and cut.
  • You’ll be left with a piece measuring 4 ¼ inches 3 ¼ inches. Save it.
  • Choose a Designer Series Paper. You’ll need one piece that measures 4 x 2 ½ inches and one that measures 1 x 4 inches.
  • Fold the card on the score line. Adhere the 4 x 2 ½ inch piece of DSP to that front flap.
  • Adhere the 1 x 4-inch piece to a 5 ¼ x 4-inch piece of Whisper White card stock. Place this inside the card.
  • Decorate the 4 ¼ x 3 ¼ inch piece as you wish. I added sentiments and an image to a piece of Basic White card stock measuring 4 x 3 inches. Attach to the front of the card on that small flap. Be sure to apply adhesive only to the left-hand side of the small piece so you don’t tape the card closed.

Have a Long Wish List? Want More Product Free?

Consider the purchase of Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. Choose $125 worth of ANY product (it’s shipped free) for only $99 + tax. In addition, during Sale-A-Bration you receive FIVE packages of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper free. That’s 200 sheets of patterned paper free (a $50 value). After purchasing the Starter Kit, you receive a 20 percent discount on future purchases. No need to host parties or workshops (unless you want to). Just enjoy the discount.

Top 10 Reasons to Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit

1. The discount! 20% off products!
2. Early release and preordering opportunities.
3. Extra income doing something you love.
4. Access to the Stampin’ Up! website.
5. My exclusive team Facebook page, Zoom meetings, and in-person gatherings (hopefully back in 2021).
6. Fun team challenges for ideas and monthly recognition with my Crazy Cash program.
7. Exclusive Facebook Page with Stampin’ Up!
8. My team training and one-on-one training to help you get started and continue successfully.
9. Earn Stampin’ Rewards toward products you love by hosting in-person and online workshops. (Definitely not required. Do as much or as little as like! Your choice.)
10. Share your love of Stampin’ Up! products with others as you build your business with Stampin’ Up! and ME, your team leader.

Click here to start the process!

Fun Fold Sale-A-Bration Cards Video

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Click here to start shopping to take advantage of free stamps and Designer Series Paper.

Kim

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True Love Thank You Card

True Love Thank You Card

If you’re like me, you always need a bunch of thank you cards. I like to thank people who support my small business. And, I believe it’s important to communicate my gratitude with a hand-written note. I love that Stampin’ Up!’s offers such a wide variety of rubber stamps, ink, paper, and other products to create beautiful handmade greeting cards.

In this post, I offer a free tutorial on creating a hand-stamped greeting card using Stampin’ Up!’s True Love Designer Series Paper, the Blending Brushes, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Here’s a Card stamp set, and the heat embossing technique. I’ve also included a video showing a variety of ways to use Stampin’ Up!’s Blending Brushes.

True Love Thank You Card Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Daisy Lane (149325), Here’s a Card (149438)
  • PAPER – Basic White (159276), Basic Black (121045), True Love Designer Series Paper (154281)
  • INK –Bumblebee (153116), Versamark (102283)
  • OTHER – Medium Daisy Punch (149517), Blending Brushes (153611), Heat Tool (129053), White Embossing Powder (109132), Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Matte Black Dots (154284), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Basic White – 8 ½” 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, 4” x 2”
  • Basic Black – 5 ¼” x 4”, 5” x ¾”, 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • True Love DSP (small daisy design) – 5” x 3 ¾”

Instructions:

  • Using a Blending Brush, apply Bumblebee ink to the True Love DSP until you get the desired darkness.
  • Stamp the small daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set twice with Bumblee ink on the 4” x 2” Basic White card stock.
  • Punch images out with Medium Daisy Punch. Layer them together to form a daisy, using a Glue Dot or two in the center of the flowers.
  • Ink the “thank you” sentiment with Versamark and stamp on the Basic Black 5” x ¾” strip on the right-hand side of the paper. Cover with White Embossing Powder. Shake off excess. Heat with Heat Tool until set.
  • Die cut the second to smallest Stitched Circle Die from the 2 ½” x 2 ½” black square.
  • Assemble card: Layer the 5 ¼” x 4” Basic Black piece onto the Basic White card base; add the blended DSP; and adhere the long sentiment on top of this about a third of a way down the card.
  • Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the black circle and place on the card on the left-hand side, straddling the sentiment piece.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer the daisy on top of the black circle.
  • Add a small Matte Black Dot to the center of the daisy.

Please enjoy this video demonstrating Stampin’ Up!’s Blending Brushes.

Thanks your for stopping by today. I’d love to help you on your paper crafting journey. Leave a comment or email me at kimqskards@gmail.com

Kim

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February 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

Welcome to the February 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop!

Maui Achievers January 2021 Blog Hop

We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui incentive trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us continue to inspire you creatively.

Februrary 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

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 to all the different blogs and gather many amazing ideas. We have all listed our country – 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. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. We love to hear from you.

Get Inspired

As crafters and creators, we all experience those days when we need a little inspiration. Maybe you’ve lost your mojo. Perhaps you’re just feeling blah. How do you get inspired to dust off the ink and make a card?

I often reach for Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs, browsing the many pages of samples created by the company’s talented design artists. The inspiration for this card popped out at me from page 32 of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. The sample of the 3 x 3 card on the top right-hand corner caught my eye. But I really wanted to create a full-size version. I made a few adjustments, substituted like products for some I don’t have, and there it was.

It features products from the Art Gallery Bundle, including the Art Gallery stamp set, coordinating Floral Gallery Dies, Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate, and the Painted 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Art Gallery Bundle

Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Bundle

February 2021 Maui Achivers Blog Hop

I’m so excited about how this turned out! Inspired, I’m thinking of ways I can mix these products up with different color combinations and shapes.

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Please contact me if you have questions about this card or other paper crafting questions. Be sure to visit all of the blogs listed below for more inspiration.

February 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Create this Card

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Friendly Flamingo Mirror Technique

Be sure to watch the video below to learn about the Friendly Flamingo Mirror Technique.

Frinedly Flamingo Mirror Technique

Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus, a unique stamp positioning tool, is a must-have for any craft room. Its uses are many and varied. It:

  • helps you get the image straight every time;
  • allows you to re-stamp an image if it’s not dark enough or not all of it appeared;
  • makes it easy to create multiples quickly and easily;
  • is gentle on arthritic hands; and
  • lends itself to a variety of fun techniques such a hinge-step stamping, two-step stamping, the mirror/reflection technique and more.

Today’s card features the Friendly Flamingo stamp set and the Stamparatus. It’s a Valentine/love card using the mirror/reflection technique. Be sure to watch the attached video below.

The Stamparatus costs $49. With just an additional small purchase, you qualify for a free SaleABration item.

SaleABration

This is Stampiin’ Up!’s most exciting sale of the year. Earn free products with $50 and $100 purchases (before tax and shipping.) Choose from nine different products which include exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, and a stamp set/paper combination. Take this opportunity to get free items and stock up an array of beautiful paper. Begin shopping here.

Have a long wish list? Consider the purchase of Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. Choose $125 worth of ANY product (it’s shipped free) for only $99 + tax. In addition, during Sale-A-Bration you receive FIVE packages of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper free. That’s 200 sheets of patterned paper free (a $50 value). After purchasing the Starter Kit, you receive a 20 percent discount on future purchases. No need to host parties or workshops (unless you want to). Just enjoy the discount.

Top 10 Reasons to Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit

1. The discount! 20% off products!
2. Early release and preordering opportunities.
3. Extra income while doing something you love.
4. Access to the Stampin’ Up! website.
5. My exclusive team Facebook page, Zoom meetings, and in-person gatherings (hopefully back in 2021).
6. Fun team challenges for ideas and monthly recognition with my Crazy Cash program.
7. Exclusive Facebook Page with Stampin’ Up!
8. My team training and one-on-one training to help you get started and continue successfully.
9. Earn Stampin’ Rewards toward products you love by hosting in-person and online workshops. (Definitely not required. Do as much or as little as like! Your choice.)
10. Share your love of Stampin’ Up! products with others as you build your business with Stampin’ Up! and ME, your team leader.

Click here to start the process!

SaleABration ends February 28, so be sure to get your freebies before they’re gone.

Friendly Flamingo Mirror Technique Video

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I’d love to help you with your paper crafting journey.

Kim

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