Delightfully Simple Cards

These two cards use the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card Pack in the Annual Catalog. Paired with the Memories and More Cards and Envelopes, you can have two beautiful cards ready to use in minutes.

The large card uses three cards from the pack. The smoky background is a large card that I adhered to the card base. Then I added the small marbled pattern card at an angle. I cut a 1/4″ from each side of the black starry card because I wanted to see more of the card underneath.

The sentiment is a sticker from the set on a left over Paper Pumpkin banner. I popped it on with Dimensionals for added interest. You can stamp a second sentiment inside or leave it blank for a longer note. Simple and dramatic.

The next card uses the Small card base and three cards from the pack. Again, I started with the smoky background. Next, I cut a strip from the second card 1-1/2″ wide and then used the Triple Banner Punch to fishtail both ends. I finished the card by punching the sentiment from the third card using the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch. That layer uses Dimensionals. It’s a small card so I left it blank inside for a handwritten note. Pretty and easy!

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One Sheet Wonder Preview

Pretty paper. We love to collect it. But what is the point of buying DSP (Designer Series Paper) to hide it away in our craft rooms until we forget we have it? No, she who dies with the most paper doesn’t win. She who sends the most beautiful cards to friends and family does! With that in mind, I came up with a simple one sheet wonder layout for a 6×6 DSP. You could always repeat it four for a 12×12. I’ll try to come up with a 12×12 layout soon as well.

What is a one sheet wonder? Glad you asked. It’s a way of cutting the paper so that there is zero waste. For my layout you can create five cards from one sheet. I’m showing you two cards today. If you want the layout with examples, subscribe to my blog by entering your email address in the side bar on the right. You’ll get a PDF with the layout and cutting instructions, Five sketches for the cards and a sample card image of each sketch. If you’re already a subscriber, just post a comment to this post or send me an email and I will respond to you with the file.

Here are the first two cards I made.

This card uses a base of Whisper White. A layer of Lovely Lipstick embossed using the Tufted dynamic embossing folder. A piece of the Grapefruit Grove foil paper that is free with a qualifying Sale-a-Bration order and the first cut from the Garden Impressions DSP. I also added a sentiment from the Just Because hostess stamp set and die cut it with the Layering Ovals. The stamp set is in the Occasions catalog and is available with a qualifying order or if you host a qualifying event. Events can be done virtually, online. Finally, I added a bit of Whisper White sheer ribbon. This is a great card for Valentines or Galentines day.

Card two uses the same papers, embossing folder, and stamp set. I used Staz-On Black ink for the sentiment and colored in the image with Lovely Lipstick and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Write markers. I added a few pearls to embellish the final card.

One sheet wonder cards are a great way to maximize your supplies and your time. The cards can be as simple or elaborate as you want to make them. I think my samples are somewhere in between. Again, if you like to receive the full layout, register to receive the blog by email or send me a request by post or by email.

Happy crafting!

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Merry Christmas to All – Two for Tuesday

We are definitely in the Christmas season. I received my first card in the mail today!  How are you doing with your cards?  If you’re behind, don’t panic.  I have two quick and easy cards for you using the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and the matching Merry Christmas Thinlits.  They are so dramatic and bold, perfect for a quick card that has a lot of WOW. Not only that, I’m going to show you how to save on materials by using the scrap.

Both cards use the Silver Foil-Edged Cards as the base. Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All with Tufted background This is a huge time saver because you already have the foil detail.  For the first card, I added a layer of Whisper White dry embossed with the Tufted dynamic embossing folder.  Subtle and elegant. Next I used a small strip 1-3/4″ by 5-1/4″ of the wood grain DSP in the Festive Farmhouse pack.  This pack is the definition of rustic elegance and will go so well with the November Paper Pumpkin. You’ll see more of it in December – I promise.

Next, I die cut a snowflake using  Sparkle Glimmer paper andthe dies from the Snowflake Showcase. These dies won’t be available after Friday – order them now if you haven’t already.  The Merry is from the Merry Christmas dies. I told you – bold and elegant. I cut it from a piece of silver foil that was 2″x 3-3/4″. SAVE the scraps from this cut you will use it in card two.  I glued down all the layers and added three pearls. Done with card one.

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All shadowCard two began with the outline of Merry.  I got this idea from Mae Belle, one of my Paper Pumpkin Partiers. I didn’t save every little piece from the die-cut – but the piece that goes with the “y” makes it readable. Do as many or few of the little teardrop bits as you want. I layered that foil onto the same size piece of Cherry Cobbler using Tombow liquid glue.

The base layer is Cherry Cobbler with another piece of the DSP from Festive Farmhouse.  Christmas is from the Merry Christmas to All set is stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I love how the strong serif font contrasts so well with the script font of Merry. I used the label die to cut out Christmas and added it to the card with Dimensionals.  I popped on three silver pearls for a little more interest – completely optional.

That’s it two quick cards – done!

 

 

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Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All BundleStampin' Up! Snowfall ThinlitsStampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler cardstockStampin' Up! Whisper White cardstockStampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse designer paperStampin' Up! Sparkle Glimmer paperStampin' Up! Basic PearlsStampin' Up! Classic Ink Pad Cherry CobblerStampin Up Big Shot

 

Tombow Liquid GlueStampin' Up! Dimensionals