2019 Occasions Catalogue SNEAK PEEK: Make a Simple Birthday Card with the Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set
Today I’m going out of my comfort zone to make you a simple birthday card with the Bloom by Bloom stamp set.
But why is this out of my comfort zone?
Well, I have to admit it. This wasn’t a favourite suite of mine at OnStage in November. Eeek! (Yes it IS possible.) I think it’s the colour combinations that didn’t jump up and down and say “Pick ME”! But I went ahead and ordered it specifically to CHALLENGE myself!
Now why would I do something like that?
It’s not like there aren’t PLENTY of suites and sets in the new catalogue calling my name.
It wasn’t because I don’t get all KINDS of technical challenge with constant learning of my online business. (Yes, I’m talking about you, Facebook, WordPress and Youtube!)
And it wasn’t because I thought the set was going to be HARD to use.
It was because I want to make sure I’m not limiting YOU with some of my choices with new designs, colour choices and product. And because sometimes my crafting needs a shot in the arm. Something just a bit different to keep me on my toes.
And just like you, once I started to play with this suite, I found I quite like it. Especially the colours!
I know. Newsflash right?
Let’s take a closer look at the stamp set.
Look What’s New
Lots of two-step stamping options to keep us entertained…and our card recipients charmed. Different flower shapes and sizes, whimsical dots and leaves that can stand on their own as design elements.
And the Happiness Blooms paper? Well, I have a surprise. It’s not the designer series paper you see tucked in behind the flower panel and the banner.
It’s the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack! Another first for me! Isn’t that pink and orange so darned cute peeping out from behind?
Bold, bright and FUN with deep Night of Navy tones mixed with Lovely Lipstick and Calypso Coral (among others). Two sizes of double sided cards make card crafting a breeze. Plus stickers and specialty cards with glossy elements to coordinate with the Happiness Blooms enamel dots.
The greeting is from the new Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set. One you’ll use over and over again and great for small banners and tags. Easy to punch with multiple punches and perfect for everyone and anyone!
Once again all these items are available in the 2019 Occasions catalogue available January 3rd to order. It’s getting closer!
Make a Simple Birthday Card with the Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set
How about I show you how to make last minute gift tags by embossing patterned paper to dress up your presents? I don’t know about you but the tags are something I seem to forget about until the last minute!.
Is this you? You’ve:
spent hours deciding on the perfect gift for everyone on your list
wrapped it in special, saved-for-years, aged-just-right paper
decorated it with pretty curling ribbon, berries and bows
And now, the final crowning touch remains. A fabulous coordinating gift tag. How about these ones dressed up with the Sincerely Santa stamp (retiring now!) and the Layered Leaves dynamic embossing folder?
Isn’t it neat how you can achieve three different looks with one set of designer series paper? This one is Frosted Florals and you can see 3 different greens to coordinate with all your gifts. It’s been a favourite of mine this holiday season.
What gives it extra OOMPH! here is I’ve dry embossed my patterned paper with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. The added texture is unexpected, and with this folder, elegant. Have you noticed it before?
It’s truly an all-season folder. Great for spring, summer and fall and even into the winter and Christmas. It looks divine with this paper, pulling together the leaf images beautifully.
Two tags are made with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. The remaining one is just a rectangle cut with my paper snips to look like a tag. If you’ve not done this before, here’s how to get perfectly matched edges:
Make Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper
Cuttin’ It Up! (for a scalloped tag topper version)
Whisper White – 2” x 4”, scraps
Designer series paper – 2” x 4”
coordinating cardstock – Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce and Mossy Meadow scraps
glimmer paper – sparkle, silver and copper scraps
ribbon or trim – about 6-7” per tag
Let’s Make It
Run designer series paper through Layered Leaves embossing folder. TIP: you can get 3 individual pieces in the folder at one time. TIP: If you are using all one colour of paper, use a full sheet 4” x 6” then cut it down after embossing.
Glue designer series paper to 2” x 4” piece of Whisper White.
Stamp greeting on Whisper White cardstock scrap and punch out with Everyday Label punch. TIP: the words exactly fit inside this punch so I used the dots under the 25th to line up between the edges.
Punch one 2” circle from coordinating cardstock and one leaf from your preferred colour of glimmer paper.
Glue label to front of circle then to leaf and let dry. Attach dimensionals and place on front of tag. TIP: Place dimensional right over stem of leaf punch to hold it securely in place.
Fold ribbon in half, insert folded end through hole, open the folded part and insert cut ends through. Pull to secure. TIP: Alternately, tie ribbon through hole and knot.
You probably have lots of safely-guarded and aged designer series paper at home to make last minute gift tags by embossing patterned paper.
But if you don’t yet have the Layered Leaves embossing folder, you might want to pick it up with my Steal of a Deal which ends today, December 23rd!
Make Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper
Need male birthday card ideas to make?Look no further than this project! Today I’m using the First Frost suite. Yup you read that right!
Take a look at how it makes a perfect masculine card.
Are you surprised?There’s so much versatility to this suite, there’s absolutely no way you can go wrong purchasing it.Greetings not just for the festive season.Stamps both flowery – and not.A perfect tag with its own border matting two ways.
Plus right now until Jan 2nd (or while supplies last), you can still get the bundle at 10% off.
And what about the Frosted Florals designer series paper?
I know you only saw flowers and pretty colours right?Well this Soft Suede striped paper was hiding on the backside of one of the designs – imagine! 😋
We often bemoan the fact there are so few masculine sets.Well maybe we just need a fresh take on what we DO have!
Cuttin’ It Up!
Early Espresso cardstock – 4 1/4” X 11”, scored at 5 1/2”, scrap at least 2” x 3”
Very Vanilla cardstock – 2 5/8” x 4 1/8”, scrap at least 2” x 3”
DSP – 2 1/2” x 4”
Copper metallic thread – about 20”
Let’s Make It
Stamp large fern-looking stamp onto right hand side of Early Espresso card.
Glue DSP to Very Vanilla and adhere to left side of folded card.
Stamp greeting in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla scrap and cut out with the SMALLER tag shape and your Big Shot.
Cut LARGE tag frame from scrap of Early Espresso.Glue greeting on top.Add dimensionals to the back.
Wrap thread around your fingers 3-4 times and hold ends with other hand.Lift off and place onto a glue dot.TIP:This is easiest if you have the two cut ends meeting up where you pick it up.
Affix to card and arrange circles of thread.TIP: You can pick up a circle and place it halfway on the glue dot to get some variety in your shape.TIP: Place a second glue dot on top to hold the thread in place.
Place greeting on top.
Make sure you use the First Frost bundle for more than just flowers.And way more than just the holidays.It’s a true year round set your won’t regret adding to your supplies.
Today for the last in my Christmas Traditions punch box feature, I want to show you Christmas hand made cards ideas step by step.And you know it’ll be simple – and fast.‘Cause it’s Keep it Simple Sunday!
traditional red and green
some silver shine and shimmer
a pretty polka dot see-thru ribbon
Yessirreee, got all the bases covered!
The punch box makes this card a snap with its fun shape.I’ve matted it by taking a second Real Red punch and cutting it in half width-wise and gluing it to the back of the sentiment.In fact it’s exactly what I did with the greeting on this twist fold card video.
Here’s another view.
So let’s dive in!
Cuttin’ It Up!
Real Red cardstock 5 1.2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”, scraps
Whisper White cardstock – 4” x 5 1/4”, scrap
All is Bright DSP – 3 3/4” x 5”
Silver Foil sheet – 1 1/8” x 1 5/8”
Polka dot tulle ribbon – piece about 10”
Christmas Hand Made Cards Ideas Step by Step
Stamp greeting in Call Me Clover ink and punch out.
Punch out a Real Red shape and cut in half horizontally.Glue to the back of the greeting so one frames the top and one frames the bottom of the sentiment.See the TIP on my Facebook Group.
Glue to front of silver foil rectangle so the edges are aligned as shown.
Adhere All is Bright paper to Whisper White panel.Wrap ribbon along left hand side and tie in a knot near the bottom.TIP: Don’t pull the knot too tight as it looks a bit more pleasing. Glue panel to front of folded card.
Affix matted greeting to left bottom of card with dimensionals.
Add three clear epoxy shapes as desired.
So I’m wondering. Which has been your favourite project with the Christmas Traditions Punch Box so far? Leave me a comment please so I don’t need to wonder anymore!
or today’s traditional coloured quick and easy card?
PS.I also did an exclusive FB Live project for my VIPeeps group yesterday.Come join now and take a peek.
No matter what you design with this punch, stamps and ink, your projects big and small are sure to please your friends and family.How about making little gift tags for your presents?Or a cellophane wrapped table favour?Maybe a gift card holder?I know your punch box will come in handy for years!
To recreate this project, here are all my supplies.When you use host code NXX3MJV4 and place an order of $75, you’ll automatically get my bonus gift the following month! Check out this month’s gift.Thanks so much for supporting my business.
Well, that about wraps up my Christmas cards for this year!Yup, I figure you’ve got lots of ideas to keep you going if you need a last minute Christmas card crafting session.You only need to take a peek at the last few weeks of Keep It Simple Sundays for some fast and fun inspiration.
But don’t worry.I’ve still got lots of festive ideas for your last minute gifts and wrapping starting with Tuesday’s project.Make sure you check back to see what it is!
Besides, I think maybe you might like to get a few non-Christmas ideas too maybe?From the Annual Catalogue?Yeah that old dusty thing that’s chock full of creativity but hasn’t seen a lot of love lately? And I’m also going to start sneaking in a few peeks at items from the Occasions catalogue available in January. Yippee!
So there’s all kinds of things coming to keep you inspired.And if you do need another last minute card, make sure to come back to these Christmas hand made cards ideas step by step to some quick crafting.
Ready for a simple two step stamping Christmas card?One notecard, one stamp set, three colours.
And if you want to really be fancy, add three rhinestones. 😄
My 2018 Christmas set of the year has got to be Stylish Christmas.For quick and gorgeous stamping, it can’t be beat.I especially loved it on this embossed vellum design. Not only are the poinsettia and leaves pretty, the greetings can take centre stage like on this plaid card.
You know it’s Keep It Simple Sunday right?So that means super duper easy!YOU can do this!In about 5 minutes.Or less!(I’m really not pulling your leg!)
A Simple Two Step Stamping Christmas Card
Cuttin’ It Up
Whisper White notecard – 1 including the envelope
That’s IT!! WOW!
Let’s Make It
Stamp poinsettia in Fresh Fig ink on right hand side of the notecard.TIP: Leave notecard lying flat to stamp.TIP: Don’t go off the edge.Leave a little space around the flower.
Next stamp leaves two or three times to the right of poinsettia in Pear Pizzazz ink.
Then stamp swirl to left of flower in Smoky Slate ink.TIP: It’s OK if you get some swirl on the poinsettia!
Lastly, stamp the words on the bottom right in Smoky Slate ink.
TIP:I stamped the swirl again on the left side of the envelope to dress it up a tad too.
Now if you want to jazz this same card up just a tad, take a look at this version.
Same colours, same stamp.Can you spot the differences?
a swirl the same colour as my poinsettia
larger piece of Whisper White cardstock
coloured layers(three of ‘em)
three Sheer Fig ribbons wrapped side-by-side on the left
a fancy Petal Pink rhinestone gem
Grab your supplies now!There’s still time to have the little UPS truck zip to your house with a fun delivery so you can make these for the holidays.