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!
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.
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Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog has been live for one month already. It’s filled with an awesome variety of new stamp sets, die cuts, punches, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and more. I hope you’ve had a chance to play with some of the products.
As you may know, my list of faves include the Flowering Cactus Medley and the Friendly Flamingo Bundle. (I’ve created and posted quite a few samples using these products.) Every so often, I need a bunch of cards — in a hurry. I really like the font showcased in the Happy Thoughts stamp set. The sentiments lend themselves well to all of the occasions I use the most: They include: Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Thank You, and Congratulations.
I found a clean and simple sketch (inspired by Mary Bush), that allows me to use the above sentiments. The variety of Designer Series Paper also lets me change the look and feel of the card. I call it my Clean and Simple Happy Thoughts card.
Clean and Simple Happy Thoughts
Here are the basic cutting and card stock measurements. (Also, look for a how-to video at the end of the post):
- Card stock base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
- Card stock layer: 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
- Designer Series Paper of your choice: 3 x 4 (the free Sale-A-Bration choices work well as do any of Stampin’ Up!’s patterned paper)
- Label with Tasteful Labels Dies (the Stitched Rectangles also work well here)
- Coordinating ribbon and embellishments
This card uses the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper you can earn free during SaleABration with a $50 order before tax and shipping.
This card features Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper that you can earn free with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) during SaleABration.
Clean and Simple Happy Thoughts Video
Sale-a-Bration Runs through February 28
This is Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sale of the year. Receive free product with minimum purchases of $50 and $100. Choose from nine different products, including stamp sets and Designer Series Paper. Take this opportunity to get free items and stock up an array of beautiful paper.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope my ideas inspire you to create something today! If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help you in your paper crafting journey.