Quick & Easy Cards Part IV

Welcome back to fourth post in my Quick & Easy cards using Designer Series Paper series.  If you missed the first three posts you can see them HERE, HERE and HERE.  This series shows those of you who think you don’t have time to make nice cards, how to make them and be able to share them with family and friends plus they get you to use your stash of beautiful Designer Series Paper.

This card uses the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack as a background.  The Happiness Blooms also has Designer Series Paper called Happiness Blooms so you could use either.  I first stamped the word “Best” using Night Of Navy ink onto a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and then punched it out using the Tailored Tag Punch. This stamp comes from the set called Well Said.  It has matching dies called Well Written Framelits.  They are both in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  Then I cut out the word “wishes” from this set of dies and adhered it to the Tag.  I wrapped a piece of 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Call Me Clover around the Paper and placed the tag over it.  Lastly, I adhered it all to a piece of Call Me Clover and Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

Again, this card took less than five minutes to make and uses that Designer Series Paper that is sitting on your shelf!  You know I am talking to you!

Come back tomorrow to see the last card in my Quick & Easy card series.

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Quick & Easy Cards Part III

This is the third card in my Quick & Easy card series using Designer Series Paper.  This series of posts shows you how to make cards that take less than five minutes and use Designer Series Paper.  I am a hoarder of this paper and I am sure there are a lot of you out there who are also hoarders.  If you missed the other two posts you can see the first one HERE and the second one HERE,

This card uses a sentiment from the stamp set called Floral Frames.  This set has three big sentiment with a nice, simple font.  I stamped “hello” in Lovely Lipstick ink and then cut it out using a die from Frosted Bouquet.  This set of dies was in the 2018 Holiday Catalog but is being carried over.  Then I cut another piece of cardstock in Lovely Lipstick using another die from this set to place behind the sentiment.  I tied a piece of 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon in Lovely Lipstick around a piece Designer Series Paper from the 2109 Occasions Catalog called All My Love.  This is absolutely gorgeous paper that is perfect for Valentine’s Day cards or everyday use.  Lastly, I just adhered everything to a Flirty Flamingo card base.

This card takes less than five minutes to make and is nice enough to send to someone special.

Come back tomorrow for the fourth card in my Quick & Easy card series using Designer Series Paper.

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Quick & Easy Cards Using Designer Series Paper Part II

In case you missed yesterday’s post, I am spending the week showing you quick and easy cards to make using Designer Series Paper.  These cards are for people who tell me they are too busy to make nice cards and for those who hoard their Designer Series Paper.

Today’s card uses Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper is great because it can be used for birthday cards for everyone.  I think this card could be a masculine card.  Again, it was under five minutes to make.  I adhered the piece of DSP to Basic Black Cardstock.  Then I cut out the “birthday” from the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.  I decided to cut off the “Happy” because it was quite large and took up a lot of the front of the card.  Instead, I stamped the word “happy” from the Well Said stamp set that is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set has matching dies called Well Written Framelits Dies (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).  I didn’t use these dies but they are awesome!

Again, this is a quick and easy card that is nice enough to share.

Come back tomorrow for another card in my series.

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Quick & Easy Cards Using Designer Series Paper

Good morning everyone.  I was going some craft room organizing and cleaning last weekend.  I started to go through my stash of Designer Series Paper and realized that I am a hoarder.  This paper is gorgeous and it just sits on the shelf.  Whenever I go to use it I think to myself that I better save it for classes and club meetings.  When I prep for events with a lot of people I like to be able to use all the same supplies.  Therefore, that poor paper just sits there.  Why is it so hard to cut into it?

Secondly, one of the most frequent excuses I hear about why someone doesn’t want to join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, join a club or just begin stamping in general is lack of time.  “I don’t have time for crafts”  or “I am too busy” or “it takes too long to make a card that is nice enough to send to someone”.

I have decided to spend this week showing you cards using your Designer Series Paper and at the same time, be quick and easy to make.

Here is the first example of a quick and easy card that uses your Designer Series Paper (or in this card the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack).  All I had to do is adhere the paper to cardstock, stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock and punch it out.  Then I punched the starburst out of Calypso Coral cardstock using the Starburst Punch and adhered it all to the card.  The whole card took less than five minutes to make.  The sentiment is from the Meant To Be stamp set which is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.

The colors I used on this card are Call Me Clover, Whisper White and Calypso Coral.

Stop back every day this week to see another quick and easy card that uses Designer Series Paper  Series Paper and takes less than five minutes to make.

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Favorite Occasions Catalog Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to use our favorite product from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  This was.a hard challenge because I love so many things from that catalog.  Geared Up Garage is my favorite stamp set with matching dies.  Oh wait, maybe it is Meant To Be.  Well, I do love that but Piece Of Cake is so cute yet, I love the big words in Life Is Grand.  Hence, this is my dilemma.  I had to do some thinking here and realized if I could only buy one thing from this catalog (can you imagine how awful that would be?) it would be the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.

The thing that is different than most other stitched rectangle dies is this set is meant to layer with each other and make frames.  Each die cuts a stitching in both the piece you are cutting out as well and the outside piece that is left so it leaves you with a frame with both edges stitched.

To make this card, I first cut out the frames using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies in Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral.  Then I used an Aqua Painter with Blushing Bride Ink and painted the background onto the Whisper White card base.  I stamped the hearts is Calypso Coral and then cut them out using the Meant To Be stamp set with the matching dies called Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  You can save 10% by purchasing these in a Bundle.  Then I just put it all together.

Now, let’s go see what are Buffy’s and Jackie’s favorites from this catalog.  Maybe they had an easier time picking out what to use but somehow I doubt that!

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Amazing Life

Amazing Life is a stamp set that is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I actually received it for free when I attended OnStage last November.  Only Demonstrators can attend OnStage.  If you are interested in finding out more about this, just send me an email.  I would be happy to explain it to you.

In any case, Amazing Life is bundled in the catalog with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I have mentioned before (many times) that the dies are my favorite product in this catalog.  If you buy anything, you have to buy these.  If you buy the stamp set and the dies in a bundle you can save 10%!

To make this card I first stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Then I colored the word “happy” with my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends. I colored the top of the letters in the Light Mint Macaron Blend and the bottom of each letter using the Dark Blend.  Then I stamped the image again onto Balmy Blue cardstock and cut out the banner and layered it on top of the first image using Mini Dimensionals.

After this I stamped three sets of flowers and colored them using the Mint Macaron and the Balmy Blue Blends and cut them out by hand.  I took a piece of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and cut out the frame using two of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  If you look closely in the picture you can see the stitching on the inside and outside of the frame.

The best thing of all?  You can earn a free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog if you buy the Amazing Life stamp set and the Rectangle Stitched Framelits in a Bundle!

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Geared Up Garage

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting last week.  We used the stamp set called Geared Up Garage which is part of the Classic Garage Suite.  This set has matching dies called Garage Gears and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.   Both of these items are in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Also included in this suite are the Classic Garage Metal Elements (the little wrench on the card), beautiful Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Ribbon, Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and matching cardstock.  The ribbon is amazing in person.  This suite is great for masculine cards.  The gears dies are my favorite part!

The colors I used on this card are Fresh Fig, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray. The Designer Series Paper is called Animal Expedition.  It is in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog.

If you buy the Geared Up Garage Bundle and the Classic Garage Metal Elements you will be eligible to get something free from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!  There are some great products in this catalog that you can only get with qualifying orders. Also during Sale-a-bration you can get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 single or group order! You can join my Stampin’ Up! family and get a $175 worth of products for $99  or get the Carry & Craft Tote and $175 worth of products for $129!

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