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
This fun sketch lends itself to a variety of stamp sets, dies, punches, and Designer Series Papers.
If you’re looking for a fun and versatile flower stamp set with a coordinating punch, Stampin’ Up!’s Petal Park Bundle meets and exceeds that expectation. Find it beginning on page 30 of the Stampin’ Up! January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. I’ve been playing with it for a couple of weeks, and I enjoy pairing it with the coordinating Regency Park 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, as well as additional stamp set sentiments and images.
Click on the links below to see other posts using this bundle:
In this post, I include the finished product of what I’ve been creating in my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The ideas start to flow when I get to playing. I hope you enjoy these and are inspired.
The card featured at the beginning of this post uses a fun fold. The how-to video at the end of this post gives the measurements and provides step-by-step instructions, showing you how I put this handmade greeting card together. This birthday card also uses a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Go To Greetings, the “sprinkles” from the Beautifully Happy stamp set, and Enamel Dot Essentials Embellishments.
Here’s a look at the inside of the card.
I’ve created so many cards with the Regency Park 6 x 6 paper, I have some small pieces (strips left). They’re perfect for use with the card below. I pulled the sentiment from the Fragrant Flowers stamp set.
The flowers in the set work well with Stampin’ Up!’s Picture This Dies. Aren’t they fun in this card below? The Regency Park 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper includes flower images that can be punched with the coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch. I grabbed the sentiment form the Something Fancy stamp set.
Petal Park Card Samples Video
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Welcome to Team Stamp It’s February Blog Hop! Thanks so much for joining us. This month, we feature all things spring. Visit all of the stampers participating in the blog hop to gather inspiration for your spring paper crafting. Leave a comment on each blog with the hashtag #stampitcontest. You could win the Sit Stay Relax Host Stamp Set.
Petal Park Bundle for Spring
For me, spring says flowers. And, when it comes, to flowers, Stampin’ Up! offers an awesome variety of flower-themed stamps, patterned paper, and coordinating dies and punches. I chose to showcase the Petal Park Bundle (Petal Park Stamp Set and Petal Park Builder Punch — buy them together and save 10 percent) and the coordinating Regency Park 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Find these paper crafting products beginning on page 30 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. I also designed this card with a different opening. (See the photo below.)
Here are a few details about this card:
Mango Melody base measures 5/12″ x 4 1/4″
Regency Park Designer Series Paper measures 5 1/4″ x 4″
Mango Melody for front measures 9 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ and is scored at 4 3/4″ to make a “mini” card that attaches to card front
Two pieces of Basic White measure 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and one 3/4″ x 4 1/4 for the sentiment
Sentiment from Thanks a Bunch Stamp Set. (Just a note: This set is available free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping during SaleABration which ends February 28, 2023. Be sure to place an order and choose it as your free item before it’s no longer available.)
“Sprinkles” stamp from Beautifully Happy Stamp Set (free during SaleABration with a $100 order)
Ink includes Memento Black, Shaded Spruce, and Mango Melody.
Added Adhesive-Backed Milky Gems
The Petal Park Stamp sets features the two-step stamping technique. Click here to see a post for another card sample and instructional video using this bundle.
Here’s another fun card sample using this same design. The card below uses two SaleABration products — Thanks a Bunch stamp set and Dandy Designs 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (available free only through February 28, 2023, with minimum purchases).
Thanks so much for visiting today. Just a reminder to check out all of the other cards and projects using the list at the end of the post. Leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. Congrats to last month’s winner: Cindy Knarr!
Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog offers a great variety of brand-new bundles. Purchase a stamp set in conjunction with the coordinating dies or punch and receive a 10 percent discount. This is a great way to maximize your value.
Today, I feature a card using several brand-new products from this min catalog including the Something Fancy Bundle, the Regency Park 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and the coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch.
Please enjoy this free tutorial offering step-by-step instructions to make this thank you card.
PAPER – Night of Navy Cardstock (100867), Basic White Cardstock (159276), Regency Park 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) (160559)
INK – Night of Navy (147110)
OTHER – Petal Park Builder Punch (160576), Night of Navy 3/8” Bordered Ribbon (160581), Adhesive-Backed Milky Dots (160582), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Take Your Pick Tool (144107), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)
Cutting & Scoring:
Night of Navy Cardstock — 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” and folded in half; scrap
Basic White Cardstock – 5 ¼” x 4”, scrap
DSP – 5 ¼” x 4” (Petal Pink dotted design), 4 ¾” x 3 ½” (Balmy Blue dotted design), punched Petal Pink and Balmy Blue flowers from DSP
Ribbon – 20”
Stamp the thank you sentiment from the Something Fancy stamp set in Night of Navy ink on the scrap piece of Basic White. Die cut with image shown above. At the same time, die cut the larger nesting image from the Night of Navy scrap. Adhere the two pieces together.
Glue the 4 ¾” x 3 ½” DSP to the 5 ¼” x 4” DSP.
Wrap the Night of Navy 3/8” Bordered Ribbon around this piece and tie a bow, fashioning it toward the left-hand side of the card.
Adhere all to the Night of Navy base.
With Stamin’ Dimensionals, add the sentiment to the card front, straddling the ribbon, snuggling the left side near the bow.
Add the punched flowers to the top left and bottom right of the sentiment with Glue Dots as shown above.
Using the Take Your Pick Tool, add the Night of Navy and Petal Pink Adhesive-Backed Milky Dot gems to the flower centers.
Glue the white cardstock to the inside of the card.
Here are a couple of other versions of this same greeting card. I just love how changing the Designer Series Paper designs gives the card just a little different look.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you’re inspired to create this handmade card. Click here to see a fun fold (z fold) card that uses the Regency Park Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch.
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