This is a card I made using some of the elements from the FABULOUS Looking Up Card Kit.
This is a fun fold card too!
Here is the inside view:
I colored the grass with assorted green toned Stampin' Blends.
Then I grabbed a sponge and assorted blue-toned inks to create a sky.
Then I cut the piece up into three pieces and adhered to each of the panels as shown.
A quick stamped greeting and some pre-printed pop-out pieces from the kit make this card in a snap!
I added some black jewels for added interest.
Here is a look at this FABULOUS kit, item #149651, found on page 202 of the annual catalog. It is an all-inclusive kit to make 15 cards with envelopes as well as a block, ink pad, stamp set, pop-outs, glue dots, embellishments and more! Check this out:
Check out this super cute card I made using the Animal Outing stamp set! Isn't it cute! Here is a close up view of the stamp set:
The card base is seaside spray. The dsp is the 2019-2021 in color stack The ink is Seaside Spray. The embossing folder is the Hammered Metal 3D The ribbon is the Seaside Spray scalloped linen ribbon The dies for the focal image where the Layering Squares Here are closeups of those products:
And here is a final look at my card....and a couple of Stampin' Up! samples:
This week I purchased an awesome retired Stampin' Up! stamp set from a friend who was clearing out some unloved stamps. I had never seen this set before, called Sassy Stems from 2002. I thought it was cute, and decided to purchase it to make some quick and easy, retro thank you cards for customers. Since it was a retired stamp set....why not use some retired cardstock and inks too....so here's what I came up with.
The cardstock colors are Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Whisper White. The ink colors are Memento Black. The Stampin' Write marker colors are Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Soft Sky. The embellishments are also retired- the artisan pearls.
Quick and easy....but fun playing with something new....and hand stamped thank you cards with handwritten messages to thank my customers for their orders. Yay!
I recently held a product based class for the Friend Like You bundle. I was creating cards for this class and I was having "ONE OF THOSE DAYS!" You know....one of those days where the simplest of ideas is impossible to make happen....you know, where whatever can go wrong will go wrong. Yep, that was me! Now I am preluding these cards with this statement....these cards are far from perfect....and were a hot mess. Why am I posting these cards? The answer is simple....to show you that we ALL have "ONE OF THOSE DAYS" The plan for this class was to do three clean and simple cards, and three cards with one technique, and three more cards with a simple background technique ( I will show you the technique cards in a future post) So....the clean simple quick and easy cards..... Here was the first one of three:
The idea was great....the execution....not so much....I should have used my STAMPARATUS! The background splotch is fine....but the image and the greeting are faded and had I used my stamparatus, I would have been able to stamp them again so they were dark and crisp. Ok fail number one. Don't sweat the small stuff Shel....move on.... Then I went on to the next card:
Did I learn my lesson from the first card? NOOOOOOO! Did I dig out my stamparatus....NOOOOOO! My splotch is once again perfect.....my focal image faded and sparce! Darn it ! And to top it off I stamped the greeting fine but hit it with my hand and smudged it across the bottom of the page! Man I was not happy! But did you know there is a partial fix? Yep! Take a couple of deep breaths....restamp the greeting on scrap card stock and mat it on black to cover up the hot mess. The focal image....nothing I could do with that....move on Shel...move on. Fail #2 So the final card for the set of three...
Again great background splotch....faded focal image and really badly messed up the greeting; that was once again restamped and covered up! Geesh! Fail #3 Now I am gonna be totally honest here....after these three I simply got up and walked away from my craft table. I was frustrated and mad as a wet hen. How could I mess up three seemingly simple cards!!! Moral of this story: No one is perfect....everyone messes up...everyone has a bad stamping day.....and if you have the stamping tools (stamparatus) PLEASE USE THEM. Yes they are a mess.....but life is messy sometimes.....and I like to show you all, that every one of us messes up. Had these clean and simple cards been stamped properly they would have been gorgeous....but I messed up three times! After I walked away, did some dishes and cleaned out my kitchen cabinets, I went back and had a very productive afternoon.....I just needed to reset. So when you have a bad stamping day....walk away....take your frustration out on dishes and cabinet cleaning.....reset....and then go back to stamping.....and remember.....EVERYONE MESSES UP.
The cards that are featured in today's post are cards that were made in my Mini Magnolia product based card class last week. We had a great time creating cards with the Magnolia Memory cards and more pack, the Petal Pink organdy ribbon and the Magnolia Blooms stamp set. This first card is a gift card holder.....the black portion flips up to reveal....
Cool beans! I love this one.....took a bit more work than the others but everyone loved it! Next up....a simple no greeting card- use it for any occasion! We stamped the magnolia bud images on Petal Pink cardstock and then colored them with Stampin' Blends:
Next, a simple magnolia bloom colored and fussy cut.....and a greeting panel that has multi-generation stamping:
Next, a clean and simple thank you card with one magnolia bloom:
Not sure what happened when photographing this one.....sorry for the faded pic.....but you still get the gist of it.....simple and special....a quick and easy Happy Birthday:
And finally, a congratulations card with a jaunty angled knot:
And just because it coordinates and is so dang pretty, one last look at Friday's Christmas card made with these same products:
Magnolia Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set
What better way to say happy birthday, congratulations, or thank you than with a beautiful magnolia flower? The images and sentiments in the versatile Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set come together in an elegant way to express your heartfelt wishes. Also available in French.
Stampin' Up!'s photopolymer stamps * Are totally transparent clear stamps for perfect image placement. * Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. * Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping. * Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). * Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.
Quantity: 6 photopolymer stamps Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): d
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
Our Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon is a delicate organdy craft ribbon with Petal Pink edges. The ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colors you want.
Here are the product details, direct from the brochure: MAGNOLIA LANE CARDS and MORE Product Number: 152728 Price: $13.50 10 double-sided designed cards; 10 blank note cards and 10 envelopes folded card: 4-1/4" x 3-1/4" ; envelope: 4-1/2" x 3-1/2" Contact me if you live in Canada and would like to order some of these great cards: firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-452-9907
It will be a delightful day for the recipient who receives a tag and gift you make using the Delightful Day Tags Bundle. The bundle includes everything you need to make fun tags plus Mini Pizza Boxes--the perfect packaging for a cookie or small gift!
So...this happened! Cute right! I was teaching a class last week that was marketed as a Mini Magnolia Product Based Class. The attendees prepaid for the class and I ordered in the products and designed ten cards using these products. - I will share those with you tomorrow :) The class used the Magnolia Blooms (mini photopolymer set); the Magnolia Lane Cards and More pack - both found in the Experience Creativity brochure as well as the gorgeous Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon from the Annual Catalog. During the class I had an AHA moment....an idea popped into my head that I just had to try.....well this card was my idea.....why could I not make these into Christmas Cards simply by coloring the preprinted flowers with my Real Red Stampin Blends and adding a Christmas greeting!!!
Here is a close up look at the Experience Creativity Brochure....it is chock full of simple and easy ideas and products that make gorgeous cards in a snap!
Here is a close up of the cards I used.....my card was the one in the top left corner....the only change I made was to color the flowers which took about 60 seconds and stamped a Christmas greeting instead of the suggested Thank You.
Here are the product details, direct from the brochure: MAGNOLIA LANE CARDS & MORE Product Number: 152728 Price: $13.50 10 double-sided designed cards;
10 blank note cards and 10 envelopes folded card: 4-1/4" x 3-1/4" ;
envelope: 4-1/2" x 3-1/2" Contact me if you live in Canada and would like to order some of these great cards: email@example.com or 204-452-9907