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Handmade Card New Baby Boy

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

When you want a handmade card new baby boy, this card fits the bill! Sweet, blue, cuddly stuffy toy, ribbon, a bit of glitz…what a wonderful way to welcome a new little fella! 

Let’s see it…

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

What’s super cool about this set is how realistic your stamped image is!  Three steps to build a cute and cuddly bunny for the new little tyke.  But there’s a bit of a catch to building your image.  Stay tuned and I’ll fill you in!

But you know what?  This card has another quirk.  It’s a gatefold, on its side.  I cut the front panel larger than normal so it will stand up just like I did with this faux brush congrats card.  Here’s a side view.

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

My card base is Very Vanilla so while I could very easily have stamped onto the card itself for the inside, I took it one step further.  I created a matted panel for my sentiment combining Crumb Cake for the words and adding the little flower in Soft Sky.

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

Now I bet you thought that Sweet Little Something set was only for Easter!  Not so!  Think baby and congrats too!  Let’s see the set.

handmade card new baby boy

What’s the trick to this handmade card new baby boy?

Normally for two step, we start by stamping with our most solid image first, then gradually move into the detail, right?  With this guy, we leave the solid image until last!  Here’s the steps:

handmade card new baby boy

handmade card new baby boy

handmade card new baby boy

While I love the realistic look these steps will give you, I wanted a slightly less “defined” bunny for my handmade card new baby boy.  So I used only ONE colour of ink and stamped off to create my furry guy.  Here’s what I did:

  1. Inked with Crumb Cake and stamped the most detailed image in full strength
  2. Then I inked up the medium detailed stamp with Crumb Cake, then stamped it onto a scrap piece of paper first, then directly onto my shape in 1.
  3. Last, I inked up the solid image with Crumb Cake and stamped off TWO times – very lightly – onto a scrap piece of paper, then overlaid it on my bunny.

Can you see the difference?  A bit more blurry and softer feel.

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

Let’s make a couple more!

How about a baby girl card too with a little bit of bling (it’s never too early to start a gal with BLING is it😉)?

 

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

My background paper for both these cards is the beautiful Bundle of Love specialty paper, retiring at the end of May.  It’s a bit different than all our other papers.  It comes in a set with 6 Soft Sky and 6 Blushing Bride sheets but they are all backed with different gorgeous vanilla gold foil designs.  You might remember this fun fold Valentine’s I shared made with it too. 

I’ve got a wedding card I’m planning with it this summer too!  I love the heavier weight, its simplicity and elegance.  I’m on my second pack and another one is on its way before it vanishes for good!

But before we go, I couldn’t resist one more design, this time with the super cute We Must Celebrate set.  Here’s another bunny for a little guy, coloured with a Soft Sky Stampin’ Write marker this time.

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

Since the bunny comes as part of a group of four buddies, to get him alone, I coloured only him with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write marker (TIP1: use the brush tip marker on its side for best results).  Then I stamped onto my Very Vanilla scalloped oval.

Wow!  SO many options with one card fold and the same designer paper.  Good thing there’s no shortage of babies! 😁

You’ll have fun recreating this design at home.  Here’s everything you need.

Handmade Card New Baby Boy

 

No matter which bunny card is your favourite, this is a pretty simple design with an unexpected fold.  Three step stamping, some pretty designer series paper and ribbon and you’ve got a handmade card new baby boy that any proud new mom would be happy to receive.

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Sneak Peek: Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Bundle

Sneak Peek: Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Bundle

Ready for a sneak peek Stampin Up Rooted in Nature bundle card?  If you’re a fan of Stampin’ Up!’s Lovely as a Tree stamp set, you might just FLIP over this Nature’s Poem suite.  It’s just fabulous! 

Full of trees, leaves with super brush lettered and plain text greetings, there are tons of occasions and seasons it will be perfect for.  Let’s see it.

sneak peek stampin up rooted in nature

I had so much fun playing with every single thing in this suite.  Take a closer look and see if you can see them all.

sneak peek stampin up rooted in nature

How many did you see?  How about I list them for you?

  • Stamp set (a double set…with 16 stamps)
  • Framelits (12 dies, including 3 specifically for embossing which I left off this card)
  • Twine (a bit thicker than baker’s but not as thick as jute – and it comes in a pack of 4 colours including Mint Macaron)
  • Metal leaf trinkets (two different shapes in both copper and silver)
  • Designer series paper (amazing how just a little bit spruces – pun intended! 🙂- everything up!)

sneak peek stampin up rooted in nature

Your card making becomes SO easy when Stampin’ Up! does the work for you.  Everything in the Nature’s Poem suite is coordinated wonderfully to take your cards from lovely to spectacular!  

I know it’s awfully hard to wait for the catalogue. You’ll be happy to know they’re on their way soon!  Then you’ll be able to drool over it right along with me!

With all the new goodies, I predict you’re going to have it filled with sticky notes and a loooong wish list.  

I shared another of my favourites a couple weeks ago.  Did you see my colourful Graceful Glass vellum card?  

However, if you’re a nature lover, I think this Nature’s Poem suite HAS to be on your list!  

In fact, it would be hard to NOT be a nature lover with such a lovely set as this. 

sneak peek stampin up rooted in nature

I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek Stampin Up Rooted in Nature bundle – stay tuned for more as we ramp up to June 1st!  

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Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper

Get vibrant results when you use Stampin Write markers to colour watercolour paper.  My friend Leslie did with her fun friends card featuring a fan favourite stamp set, Beautiful You. 

I knew you’d want to see it too when she’s got such a super colour combination goin’ on.

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper

Such a simple card to share well wishes with a BFF.  Dapper Denim and Crushed Curry are gorgeous together don’t you think?  And look how bold her colour is on the textured watercolour paper.

When was the last time you pulled out your Stampin’ Write markers to colour?  If you’re like me, you sometimes forget they’re in your toolbox with all the other fun things to colour with.  But when you want FAST, SIMPLE and PERFECT colour coordination, they can’t be beat!

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper

OK question for you…how many retiring items did Leslie use on her colourful card?  

  1. Dapper Denim cardstock is the main front panel. And yes, as a 2016-18 In Colour, we’re waving good-bye May 31st and I’m sad ☹️.  It’s one of my go-to blues. 
  2. Then she’s coloured our gal’s dancing dress with her Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write marker which comes in a set of the 5 In Colors.
  3. She stamped in Basic Black Archival ink so she wouldn’t muddy her image once she started to colour.
  4. She’s also cut out the words from one of the Lovely Words thinlits in Crushed Curry.  Just two teeny snips and you can use the words just by themselves like she’s done here.

I’ve used these words quite a lot this past year for more simple cards like this and this.  I just love the brush lettering look you can achieve.  (plus it’s fun way to “cheat” if you’ve had too much caffeine and your lettering is a bit wobbly 😉).

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper

A few tips to use Stampin Write markers to colour watercolour paper?

  • Use a permanent black ink like Basic Black Archival which will stay put once you add any water-based colour, like our Stampin’ Write markers
  • Ink your stamp very well
  • Use a firm, even pressure to stamp your image onto the textured paper
  • Hold your stamp on the paper for a few seconds without rocking it so you have nice clear lines
  • Don’t be afraid to colour OUTSIDE the lines – yes, you can and it makes your image look fabulous!

OK, now it’s your turn.  Which BFF would you make this card for?  Simple, pretty and into the mail in no time, she’ll love opening it up!  Here’s everything you need to make it yourself.

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper

 

Stampin’ Up! has so many colouring options, I think we sometimes forget to pull out our Stampin Write markers.  But take them out of storage and get colouring!  

And while you’re at it, give them a shot on watercolour paper – without water!  I KNOW, practically unheard of!  But give it a try today and you won’t be disappointed.  

Take a page out of Leslie’s book and see how vibrant your creations can be with you use Stampin Write markers to colour watercolour paper.

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Share What You Love with Thank You Cards

Share What You Love with Thank You Cards

Share what YOU love with thank you cards designed with the exclusive pre-release Share What You Love suite available this month!  You love stamping, right?  And I think you love pretty papers and ribbons?  Plus I’m almost sure you think having perfect colour combinations is lovely too.  

So what about free items too?  Well, it’s all here with this suite and you can get it today ahead of the new catalogue rush in June!

Let’s see how this suite, with a couple of your own tools thrown into the mix, needs to be on your list for pretty, and darn-tootin’ pretty simple, paper crafting.  

share what you love with thank you cards

You know, when I first got the catalogue, I remember thinking “that’s a nice suite”.  Now I’ve had a chance to play with it, it’s more than just “nice”.  It’s awesome!  I LOVE it.  Here’s why:

 

  • beautiful brush lettering font (which you know I’m particularly fond of)
  • fabulous flowers and greenery – not too delicate and not too bold (and have a two-step colouring option)
  • lovely-sized “almost” watercolour images perfect to add layers of colour
  • soft and pretty velvet ribbon for a luxurious feel
  • four sweet sayings for friends, thank you’s,  birthdays (maybe even congrats?)
  • absolutely gorgeous specialty designer paper with pearlized accents (it really is to die for!)

share what yo love with thank you cards

With my coordinating envelope, this project comes from the Share What You Love “Gotta Have it All” bundle.  However, you can make it with just the “A Little More, Please” bundle too and leave off the decorated envelope.  You still get two free items worth $23.50 – at an almost 20% gift, it’s pretty sweet deal!

Let’s chat about the card.

I’m not sure I mixed Rich Razzleberry with our returning Mint Macaron when it was around before (2015-17 In Colour) because they seem quite different from each other.  But I thought I’d give it a try since the combination IS in the Share What You Love designer paper.  And you’ve gotta trust Stampin’ Up!…I think it really works!  Does it work for you too?

Here’s a few tips so you can share what you love with thank you cards:

  1. score and fold your Mint Macaron card first then insert the front into your Layered Leaves embossing folder and run through the Big Shot
  2. spritz your cardstock with a light misting of plain water from your Stampin Spritzer for an even deeper impression
  3. cut out all your ovals before you stamp since both the flower and word stamps fit on it perfectly (I used the third largest one)
  4. pick up Rich Razzleberry ink with your Wink of Stella to colour in your flowers to achieve the pearlized look  (it’s a fun way to dress up any stamp like I did with this sweet unicorn too)
  5. lay down a line of liquid glue and lay your cut ribbon strips on top to secure
  6. adhere oval with dimensionals (since the ribbon is about 1/8” thick)

share what you love with thank you cards

 

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So have you decided which one it’s going to be for you?  No matter which bundle you choose, there’s so many possibilities for super paper crafting projects with the Share What You Love Suite. 

And don’t forget my Bonus Gifts.  This month you can get a FREE silicone craft sheet when you place an $85 online order with me (pre S/H and GST).  I love to give free stuff away!

share what yo love with thank you cards

Do you like getting in on the action first?  Do nyou seem to always reach for pretty flowers and sentiments?  Then this suite is right up your alley.  

I promise you’ll be hand making cards, scrapbook pages and 3D items for weeks with all the goodies in these bundles. Your friends and family will be delighted when you share what YOU love with thank you cards from one of these awesome pre-release bundles.

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The Stamparatus a Rubber Stamping Tools Must Have | VIDEO

The Stamparatus a Rubber Stamping Tools Must Have | VIDEO

Watch my video to see why you’re going to want the Stamparatus a rubber stamping tools must have in YOUR tool box! 

In the second of my four-part Stamparatus video series, you’ll see how quickly I stamp multiples of the same card in mere minutes!  

Did you see the first video in my Stamparatus series where I gave you an overview of the Stamparatus a rubber stamping tools must have?  If not, check it out here first.

But before we get to the video, let’s see what I’m making.

got your stamparatus a rubber stamping tools must have?

I have to say, it’s hard to say what I like the best about this card. 

  1. First I’m a sucker for bold primary colours.  Red, white, navy and bright yellow are dyn-o-mite for a simple, yet effective birthday greeting. 
  2. And I also love the sweet dotted navy designer paper background from the Tutti Frutti paper stack (sadly retired and no longer available☹️. But don’t you think this would look equally as striking with some bold black designer paper too?)
  3. Plus what’s not to like about a fun brush lettered font for your greeting?  Mixed with the cute capital monoline letters, it’s just adorable.
  4. Lastly, I absolutely LUV how this card can work for ANY generation! Young kids to teenagers to young adults to the more “elderly” (ahem, mature!) among us will get a kick out of a fun card like this.

 

you can't live without a stamparatus a rubber stamping tools must have

OK, let’s take a peek at how you can make multiples of one card in a snap with the Stamparatus! 

Quick huh?  

So in addition to perfect placement like I shared with my ballon card, here you get perfect placement AND the ability to stamp multiple images “ad infinitum” 🤗! 

Just imagine how fast you can get your Christmas greetings made!  What about birthday invitations or wedding invites?  Maybe thank you’s?  They’ll all be done lickety split with the Stamparatus a rubber stamping tools must have!

stamparatus a rubber stamping tools must have

OK I promised the measurements so here you go:

  • Daffodil Delight cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”
  • Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper – 1 7/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – 1 piece 2” x 5 1/4” and 1 piece 3” x 3 3/4”
  • Real Red cardstock – 1 piece at least 3” x 4”

Now, if you got your Stamparatus in the November pre-order, you can get busy right now!  And if you missed that window (and don’t worry, it was easy to miss since they went SUPER duper quickly), the Stamparatus will be available to order again on June 1st. 

In the meantime, you might want to stock up on everything else I used so you can start to make multiples as soon as your Stamparatus arrives!  Simply click on the image and have your items delivered directly to your door in about a week.  Thanks so much for ordering through me.

Keep checking back here as I’m going to continue showing you how cool the Stamparatus is.  And why it’s going to change the way you stamp!

stamparatus a rubber stamping tools must have

June 1st can’t come soon enough right?!  I know you’re going to love all the fabulous new stamps and colours in the new catalogue.  Your wish list might be a few pages long (like mine 😮).

But believe me, you’ll want to add the Stamparatus a rubber stamping tools must have to the top of that list to save you time and money!

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