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.
The bundle includes the Cactus Cuties photopolymer stamp set and Cactus Builder Punch. Purchase them as a bundle and save 10 percent.
Cactus Cuties Card Samples
This card uses patterned paper from the 6 x 6 2 In Color 2021-2023 Designer Series Paper Assortments. These are also available in 2020-2022 In Color Assortments as well as Brights, Regals, Subtles,and Neutrals. I selected Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, and Soft Succulent.
Stampin’ Up!’s large color palette makes it easy to stamp the cactus in a variety of colors. It offers a lot of green hues: Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron, and Just Jade. Imagine all of the possibilities!
The card above uses Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, and Poppy Parade.
The clean and simple card above uses a strip of Designer Series Paper from SaleABration’s Sunshine & Rainbows. (You might have a package of this laying around.)
I chose the color combination of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze for the card above and used Stampin’ Up!’s note cards. Precut and scored, you receive 20 cards and envelopes for $20. Very easy to use to create a lot of cards in a hurry.
Another with the easy note cards. Love the little glimmer flowers.
Cactus Cuties Card Samples Video
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They are about the same size as the little boxes filled with conversation hearts. And you can decorate them any way you want. Fill them with anything you want — from chocolate to gift cards.
Today, I share four of the boxes I’ve decorated. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post.
My first box draws on my love of cactus as a rather new Arizona resident. Stampin’ Up!’s new Cactus Cuties Bundle makes this really fun.
I also used the:
sentiment from the Sweet Talk stamp set;
heart from the Sweet Hearts Dies;
patterned paper from the Daffodil Afternoon 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (available free with a minimum $50 purchase before tax and shipping during SaleABration). This piece measures 7 inches by 3 1/4 inches.
The above box uses the same supplies except for the Designer Series Paper. This comes from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, available in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog as a host selection.
The box above uses elements from the Sweet Talk Suite as well as the Highland Heather 1/2″ Grosgrain and the Supple Shimmer 12 x 12 Specialty Paper.
For the box above, I die cut a circle with Stampin’ Up!’s Layering Circles Dies and added a Window Sheet before I put the box together.
Sweet Little Boxes Valentine Video
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