I used a fun sponging technique with this pretty Beauty Abounds bundle. The Butterfly dies in this set are absolutely stunning. I cut out the large, one piece butterfly die and used the negative piece to lay down on the whisper white cardstock and sponge inside with gorgeous grape ink.
The bokeh circles are included in the Beauty Abounds stamp set and they make a great background for these fluttering butterflies. I stamped them in gorgeous grape ink as well.
After I sponged inside the negative piece of the die cut, I then laid the cut out butterfly die over top of the sponging and attached with fine tip glue.
Gorgeous grape and balmy blue ink and cardstock, look pretty sweet together, don't you think?
The Humming Along bundle in the Stampin Up Catalog is a gorgeous hummingbird and hibiscus set. Speaking of hibiscus flowers... I'm soon to be in Hawaii, for a Stampin Up presentation that I am doing for my friend Cindy Baughman and the Stamped with Aloha team. I may already be there when this posts. I know this is one of Cindys favorite flowers, and I'm looking forward to seeing a few in person!
I used some bright and sunny Stampin Blends alcohol markers to color the images. Mango Melody, pool party, highland heather, granny apple green, pumpkin pie and bermuda bay colors worked beautifully on this card.
The new Crackle Paint background stamp in mango melody ink, added the perfect background without competing with the images.
I think this bright and sunny greeting card would make anyone feel better, don't you?
I'm in love with the new soft seafoam ink and cardstock color that Stampin Up introduced last month. Its so soft and pretty and perfect used with the Serene Garden bundle.
I paired it with some blush blossom flowers and metallic pink ribbon. This bundle is amazing! The framelits include cutting and embossing dies. I've only used the cutting dies for this card, but you can see a sample with the embossing dies, by clicking here.
The little label is made from one of the dies in the new Stitched Label framelits set. This is the same set that I've made all those little stitched hearts on previous cards that I've posted.
I used tear tape to hold the ribbon in place which I wrapped around the whisper white cardstock. The pearls are from the Share What You Love pearl pack. They match perfectly with the pinks on this card.
I also used the new Itty Bitty Greetings for the verse on the front and stamped it in soft sea foam for a tone on tone look.
Its definitely a soft and "serene" greeting card and perfect for a get well or sympathy card.
I'm sharing a card I made for my upcoming, Stampin' Up! Alaskan Cruise swap. Stampin' Up! hosts a swap between all of the demonstrators that earned the trip and they swap them for us.
I'm excited to be cruising with some of my favorite people from my association with Stampin' Up over these past 20 years. Its always so fun to see my friends that I don't get to see that often.
Anyway.. I designed a card made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and dies. It has a unique little fold in the middle that opens up to insert a greeting.
I used as the card base, one piece of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" crumb cake cardstock. The designer paper is from the Natures Poem designer paper pack. This is one of the papers that is on special this month for the Buy 3 get one Free promotion. I cut these two pieces 1 x 4" and attached them to the top and bottom of the card.
The middle fold is a piece of shaded spruce cardstock cut at 8 x 3" and folded in half. Then attached to the middle of the card. I cut a piece of crumb cake and a piece of whisper white for the outside and inside of the fold at 3 3/4 x 2 3/4".
The tree was die-cut with the coordinating Natures Roots framelits. I inked the tree in mint macaron and wiped the ink off of the trunk with a paper towel and inked it with a crumb cake marker before I stamped it on whisper white cardstock.
A peek at the inside.
The verse was stamped in shaded spruce ink and I hand cut it apart and attached it in pieces.
I then added two mint macaron Faceted Dots to the bottom left corner to pull it all together.
I hope whoever receives my swap, likes it and is still suprised! lol.
You should give this easy fold a try. Its so simple and quite unique. The Rooted in Nature set works great with this layout and is perfect for a manly card too!
Its time for another Layering Alphabet card. I truly enjoy this stamp set and framelits bundle more and more each time I use it. You already know that this is my absolute favorite bundle in the new catalog and for good reason. Its so unique and so versitile!
I decided on the word hope, for this card. This brings back all the memories of pink cards of hope that I received a few years ago when I was sick and struggling.
I wanted to used many bright, happy shades of pink on this card as well as the beautiful Stitched Label Framelits- the heart to be specific. Love that cute little thing!
The colors I used are blushing bride, flirty flamingo, melon mambo and lovely lipstick. I also used some double sided Tear Tape to attach the pink metallic ribbon. I thought the ribbon was fitting, for a card like this.
All the colors of cardstock were cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 before die cutting. The whisper white card is the same size as well.
You don't have to be concerned about wasting the remainder of the cardstock, because it can always be used to make another card! This is the cardstock "negative" pieces that were left - and this is the extra card that I made with them.
Oh my goodness... I loved being able to add a stitched heart in the middle of the "0". Plus, I added a strip of the gorgeous Garden Impressions designer series paper to the bottom of the card. (1 1/4") * Check out the designers series paper promotion going on this month. I have the special posted below.
It makes me so happy that I can create two cards from one die cut letter.
I added a piece of lovely lipstick ribbon that I wrapped around the entire card and tied in a knot. The hearts are popped on with mini dimensionals. So sweet!
I think this card would definitely cheer up anyone who really needs it.
Here they are- both made with the same pieces of 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 cardstock colors. I "hope" you like these sweet cards and "hope" you'll jump on the Layering and Lined Alphabet bandwagon someday soon. You won't regret it!
I have posted a Stampin Up video below, with instructions on using this bundle. It really is fairly simple and you'll catch on super quick, I promise!