Make “Shaker Card” Filler

Make “Shaker Card” Filler It’s easy to make shaker card filler.   You’ll see in my short video below that to make the filler for this Happy Birthday card, all I did was punch several stars with the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack in several coordinating colors.  (Shaker card tutorial can be found HERE.)  This card highlights the fabulous color combinations of Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White, and Basic Black that make up the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.   Of course I had to include a shaker card in my Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper “Series” from the 2016 Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  I’m just so obsessed with making shaker cards right now! The fun part about making this card was creating the “shaker” stuff on my own.  I added Gold Glitter to add some bling, but like I mentioned, I also used the Star Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to fill the clear envelope with shaker stuff. Here is a short video that explains how I made the shaker stuff:   I would love to see the shaker cards that you have made!  Leave a link to your blog in the comments section so we can all see your creativity!  (Link to enter comments is at the top of the post.) Be sure to check out the other cards in my Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper Series HERE, HERE, and HERE. Check out the slideshow below to see the products that I used to make this “Happy Birthday” shaker card. Remember, from now until March 31st, you can earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products with a purchase of $50.  Woo!! Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder The WOW factor on today’s Wildflower Fields card is the flower that I punched using the Fun Flower punch. Before I punched the flower and the flower’s center, I ran the card stock through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Take a look at my short video explanation: I ran out of Hello Honey card stock, so for my Fun Flower I substituted Daffodil Delight.  That’s one of the many reasons why I love Stampin’ Up! products!  The colors coordinate with each other beautifully!  Even though Hello Honey is a deeper, richer, yellow, Daffodil Delight does the trick of pulling out all of the wonderful colors in the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.  I absolutely love all the colors in Stampin’ Up!’s Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.  I think my favorite color is Blackberry Bliss.  I love how it adds drama to the subtle colors of Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, and Calypso Coral. The “hello” sentiment is from the “Hello” stamp set which is available for FREE until February 15th as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration promotion.  For every increment of $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products, you can select one free item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Fun, fun, fun!  Now is the time to stock up on consumable items like Tear and Tape Adhesive, Fast Fuse, Glue Dots, and Dimensionals.  I buy enough of these items during Sale-a-Bration to last throughout the year and I am rewarded with TONS of free Sale-a-Bration stuff! Here’s a slideshow of the items I used to create today’s “Hello” card: Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog Be sure to check out the first two cards in my “Wildflower Fields” series of cards HERE and HERE.  Thanks for looking!

Wildflower Fields DSP Card #2

Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper Card #2 To see Card #1, click HERE.  I’m excited to show you today’s Wildflower Fields DSP (Designer Series Paper) card because the card layout isn’t my usual design style. However, I wanted to once again mention the versatility of the beautiful colors and patterns of the Wildflower Fields DSP. I also want to remind you that even though I’m actively using new paper and stamp sets from the 2016 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Catalog, the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog is still alive and well.  When you watch the corresponding video for this card, you’ll see how one of the sheets of paper from the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper coordinates perfectly with this particular design from the Wildflower Fields paper. This card shows that you can assemble a card quickly and easily with just one stamp and allow the paper to do all the WOW-ing.  Listen to my short video explanation: I have to admit that I wasn’t too thrilled with this particular “dandelion” Calypso Coral/Black pattern in the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper Pack.  However, when I added the extra layer of paper from the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper, I think the original pattern suddenly went from boring to chic.  The extra black and white makes the Calypso Coral background pop and turns this otherwise dull pattern into a WOW! card. New stuff is always fun, but it’s also fun to remember about the great products in the Annual Catalog.  I’m glad I pulled out my Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper and added it to this “hello” card. A “hello” card can be used for several different occasions.  I like to leave all of my cards blank on the inside when I make them.  That way I can customize the card with a handwritten sentiment for whatever the need may be. Come back tomorrow for Card #3!!

Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper

Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper   *** Updated to add YouTube video with measurements and how-to fold *** The Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!’s current Sale-a-Bration catalog is not only colorful and versatile, but it’s also FREE with a qualifying order of $50 or more in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  For the next five days, I’ll be showing you five completely different cards using the Wildflower Fields paper and different stamp sets from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. I love the coordinating Flowering Fields stamp set!  I colored the flowers with the fine-tip end of the Stampin’ Write Markers and added Dazzling Details to make the flowers pop. The Wildflower Fields card has a funky fold. Take a look: Aren’t the color combinations wonderful? In addition to the regular colors of Basic Black, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive, the Designer Series Paper includes the 2014-2016 In-Colors of Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, and Lost Lagoon. You’ll notice that I didn’t use a sentiment on the card.  I think it’s important to have blank cards on-hand for obvious reasons.  This Wildflower Fields card can be used for just about any occasion, even as a get-well or sympathy card. Here is a short video that explains the measurements and demonstrates how to open the folds: Take a look at the slideshow for all of the supplies I used to make this card, and be sure to come back tomorrow for the second card in my Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper “series.” 🙂  Remember, you can order the paper and the stamp set for free with every increment of $50 that you spend on regular Stampin’ Up! merchandise. Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Easy Masculine Valentine Card

Easy Masculine Valentine Card Here is an easy masculine Valentine card that you can whip together in just a few minutes.  It’s always a challenge for me to make masculine cards, probably because of the lack of bling that I can use.  However, with this easy masculine Valentine card you’ll see that I was able to sneak in a little bit of bling by adding a couple of sequin hearts. 🙂 To make the card a little more interesting, I used the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add texture to the front of the card.  Additionally, instead of adhering the airplane and sentiment directly onto the front of the card, I used the Ovals Collection Framelits.  I centered one of the larger ovals on the Smoky Slate card stock and die cut the oval in the center.  If you look closely in the photo below, you’ll be able to see that the red layer and the airplane/sentiment are actually attached to the inside of the card.  More interesting than just a regular card, right? So you see, it IS possible to make a masculine card while still being creative.  What a relief! I also love, love, love the Sky is the Limit stamp set that I used!  Look at the variety of stamps that come in this FREE SET! Yes, I said FREE SET! Just place an order of $50 or more before tax/shipping and you can select the Sky is the Limit stamp set as your Sale-a-Bration promotion set.  Act quickly, though.  Even though Sale-a-Bration runs until March 31st, the Sky is the Limit stamp set is only available until February 15th.  Isn’t that little trailing smoke/heart adorable?! Check out the 2016 Occasions Catalog for more Valentine’s Day products and projects.  Don’t forget about our Annual Catalog, too! (Link in sidebar)  Check out Paper Pumpkin, too!  Take advantage of the current three month/$55 special and not only will you receive three monthly surprise kits in the mail, but you’ll also qualify for a Sale-a-Bration item! Take a look at the slideshow below to see the products that I used to make this easy masculine Valentine card. Also, as you can see from the stamp set, you can easily change the sentiment to make this a birthday card, an encouragement card, or a congratulations card.  So fun! Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper

Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! Here is another look that you can create using the Birthday Bouquet DSP from Stampin Up. With this Sympathy card shown below, I paired the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper with the new Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper that is available until February 15th in the current 2016 Sale-a-Bration Catalog.    I have to admit that at first, I wasn’t too impressed with the marbleized designs.  However, when I saw the paper in-person, I fell in love with it.  The Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper has a marbleized look on one side and a watercolor wash on the other side.  You can view all of the designs and color combinations on my Stampin’ Up! Catalog page HERE.  You can order the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper for free with an order of $50 or more before tax/shipping. I also love how the new Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper that I used to die-cut the butterfly coordinates with the Designer Series Papers. A Sympathy card is never a fun thing to send or to receive, but with the wonderfully calm color combinations of this card, there can be a little piece of sunshine during a sad time. __________________ Click on a photo in the slideshow below to place the item in your shopping cart on my Stampin’ Up! ordering page. Remember, for every $50 you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog. Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog