Brilliant Wings Birthday Card

Welcome to the Stampers Dozen March Blog Hop! Thanks so much for joining us. This month, we feature handmade greeting cards and projects with a birthday theme. Be sure to visit all of the stampers participating in the hop to get great paper crafting inspiration. Find the list of hoppers at the end of this post. 

Where do you gain your paper crafting inspiration? Pinterest? YouTube? Blogs? Magazines? For today’s card, I was inspired by a mystery card created by my team member and friend, Theresa Huffman. At our recent virtual team meeting, she gave us the measurements to create a card similar to the one below. (Scroll down to see the masculine card I created during the event.)

Brilliant Wings Birthday Card

Brilliant Wings Birthday Card

This fun sketch lends itself to a variety of stamp sets, dies, punches, and Designer Series Papers.

For this card, I used:

  • Stampin’ Up!’s Brilliant Wings Dies (Annual Catalog page 169)
  • Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper (Annual Catalog page 131). The bottom pieces measures 5 1/4″ x 4″. The top layer measures 5″ x 3 3/4″.
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper (Parakeet Party)
  • The largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes Dies (Annual Catalog page 175)
  • Sentiment from Art Gallery Stamp Set (Annual Catalog page 39). Heat embossed with white embossing powder.
  • Parakeet Party 1/8*’ Metallic Woven Ribbon (Annual Catalog page 146)

Here’s the card I created during the mystery stamping event.

Stampin' Up! Brewed for You

The card above uses the Brewed for You Bundle and the He’s the Man 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. Find both in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog.

Watch the video below to see how a similar card with the same layout is created.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Be sure to visit all of the talented stampers to find an array of birthday card inspiration.

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Amazing Silhouettes Emboss Resist

Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Card Ideas

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s November Blog Hop. We’re so glad you joined us. This month, we focus on Thanksgiving-themed handmade greeting cards and projects. I hope you’re inspired by everyone’s creativity. Look for a list of participating stampers near the end of this post. Be sure to visit each blog. Leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. You have a chance to win a Love Santa Tag  Kit.

Amazing Silhouettes Emboss Resist

Amazing Silhouettes Emboss Resist Technique

Thanksgiving brings to mind fall and the changing foliage colors. (In Arizona, we see some changing foliage, but not as much as North Dakota and Minnesota where I grew up.) Today’s card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Amazing Silhouettes stamp set and introduces the Emboss Resist technique. A little sponging makes this tree come alive. Check out the how-to video below to watch how I created this handmade card.

Here are a few details of how this handmade card comes together:

  • Start with Shimmery White card stock measuring 2 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches.
  • Rub the Embossing Buddy along the paper to remove any static (Note: find this and other embossing tools–Embossing Additions Tool Kit–on page 49 of Stampin’ Up!’s July-December Mini Catalog.)
  • Ink the tree stamp from Amazing Silhouettes with Versarmark and stamp on the Shimmery White.
  • Pour White Embossing Powder on the image, tapping off the excess.
  • Heat with Heat Tool until shiny.
  • Use Sponge Daubers to gently apply desired ink colors. I used Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry. Wipe excess ink with a paper towel.
  • Afix this piece to a Crushed Curry piece measuring 5 1/4 inches by 2 5/8 inches.
  • Add sentiment of choice (I used greetings from the Art Gallery stamp set) and Linen Thread. Any sentiment works for this card including Happy Thanksgiving. You can also use this card design for October and November birthdays. 
  • With Stampin’ Dimensionals, pop this panel up on a 5 1/4 inch x 4 inch Cherry Cobbler card stock embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Attach to Cherry Cobbler card base.
  • Add Champagne Rhinestone Jewels

Emboss Resist Technique Video

This video helps you understand the process I used. Enjoy!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you find some paper crafting inspiration. If you’re local to Mesa, Arizona, please contact me about attending my local classes and events.

Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop. Remember to use the #hashtag #stampitcontest for your chance to win a Love Santa Tag Kit.

Congrats to last month’s winner: Lisa Parsons

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Blessings of Home Die Stenciling Technique

Blessings of Home Die Stenciling Technique

I was scrolling Pinterest one day. That’s all i need to say, right? But a card by Colleen Magness caught my eye. She shared a video demonstrating the die stenciling technique. So fun! I had to try it for myself. In case, you haven’t seen it, I’m sharing my interpretation of her technique.

Blessings of Home Die Stenciling Technique

This is how it works:

  • Choose a stamp set with a die. Flower sets generally work well. Here, I use Blessings of Home. (Find it on page 75 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. ) The Nature’s Prints stamp set also works well. See a sample of that card below.
  • Die cut the flower image. It helps to use Thick Basic White card stock. 
  • Stamp the flower image on your card front. (I used a die cut from the new Deckled Rectangle Dies.)
  • Lay the stencil over the top of the flower.
  • With a blending brush, apply ink to the image within the stencil portion. I used the same color ink for both. (Blackberry Bliss)
  • Remove the stencil. 
  • Cool technique, right?
  • Die Stenciling Technique

You can then add your own Designer Series Paper, sentiment, and embellishments. Here, I added used a piece of patterned paper from the Design a Daydream 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (have a party and you could earn this free), a sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set, White Seam Binding, and Pearl Basic Jewels colored with Black Berry Bliss Stampin’ Blends.

See the card below for a card that uses a Pool Party color scheme in conjunction with the die stenciling technique. 

Blessings of Home Die Stenciling Technique

Sun Prints Die Stenciling Technique

The card above uses the Nature’s Print stamp set

Blessings of Home Die Stenciling Technique Video



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Butterfly Brilliance Collection

Butterfly Brilliance Collection

The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is here! Have you seen the card samples created with these new products? I received my bundle/suite of products Saturday, ripped open the box, and started creating! Let me show you some of what I made. Be sure to watch the video (a replay of a Facebook Live) to see how I put these cards together.

Butterfly Brilliance Collection Bermuda Bay

Butterfly Bijour 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

Butterfly Brilliance Collection

What is the Butterfly Brilliance Collection?

This brand-new selection of products features butterflies, lots of butterflies. It includes a stamp set, coordinating dies, 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and textured specialty paper. An early release of goodies that will be included in Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog, this bundle screams spring. I just love the product coordination of this sneak peek! (New Annual Catalog available May 4.)

Butterfly Bouquet Card Samples

What’s Included?

The entire bundle ($71.25) includes:

  • Butterfly Brilliance cling stamp set. This large stamp makes a great background, but allows you to crop a bunch of butterflies quickly and easily. (I recommend buying an extra stamp set to cut apart; it allows you use to each butterfly individually.)
  • Brilliant Wings Dies. You have the option of simple die-cut butterfly shapes, intricately detailed die-cut butterfly wings, or layer both styles to create wonderful 3D dimension! Get creative with how you color the spectacular wings with a range of inks and sponge daubers. 
  • Butterfly Bijou 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Choose from glorious butterfly patterns in shades of aqua, pink, and yellow or watercolored patterns that coordinate beautifully. You can’t go wrong with these unforgettable patterns. I love how some of the sheets coordinate with the die cuts. Only available while supplies last. Note: This 6 x 6 DSP will not be available in the upcoming catalog.
  • Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale wood grain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. Emboss it and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents. Only available while supplies last. Note: This specialty paper will not be available in the upcoming catalog.

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle. Receive a 10 percent discount when you purchase the stamp set and coordinating die cuts together.

I used a few other complementary products with this fun suite, including the Stamparatus, Art Gallery stamp set, and coordinating card stock colors.

Butterfly Brilliance Collection Video

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’re inspired to sit down and create today. Please let me know if I can help in any way as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.


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Art Gallery for Spring

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s February Blog Hop. We’re excited to share our spring-themed cards and projects with you. Visit all of the blogs on the hop using the links at the end of the post. Be sure to leave a comment on each one. You could win a You’re Amazing Card Kit. Use the hashtag #stampitcontest.

It’s been a tough winter for many people with snow and cold and power outages. It’s time to look forward to spring. For me, spring says flowers. I may not be a good gardener or tender of flowers, but I love to look at them.

Stampin’ Up! offers a variety of flower-related stamp set and products. I go in streaks with what I use and play with. My current focus is the elements of the Fine Art Floral Suite found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Art Gallery for Spring

Art Gallery Spring Card

For this card, I used:

  • Art Gallery Stamp Set and Floral Gallery Dies
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Sentiment from Springtime Joy Stamp Set
  • Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate
  • Blackberry Bliss card stock base
  • Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder (Annual Catalog)
  • White Heat Embossing
  • Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon

The Art Gallery stamp set and Floral Gallery Dies lend themselves to a variety of styles and techniques. The stamp set includes a sentiment for many different occasions.

Art Gallery Stamp Set

The large flower image is a two-step stamp, which means that it takes two different stamps, or steps, to complete the image. For this stamp, you can experiment with different color combinations, changing the look and feel of the flower. Today’s card uses Daffodil Delight and Blackberry Bliss to complete the flower image.

Art Gallery for Spring

For another beautiful card idea using this stamp set and specialty acetate, see this blog post with a video included.

Thanks for stopping by the blog hop today. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to gather a host of spring-themed card inspiration. Use the hashstag #stampitcontest for a chance to win a You’re Amazing Card Kit. Congratulations to last month’s winner: Sharie Wilson.

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