Way to Grow caught my eye right away when I saw the new mini catalog. I love it when you can combine stamps to make a complete image. In this stamp set you can combine stamps to make different people but you can also combine stamps to make different potted plants. It really is just so much fun!!
Here are some of the cards that I came up with while playing with this stamp set. I found that it combined very well with the Enjoy the Journey paper. For this first card I stamped the sentiment from Way to Grow in Versamark on Evening Evergreen and white embossed. The die is from Beautiful Shapes dies.
The secret ingredient on the two last cards is the Eden dies. You can find them on page 171 of the annual catalog. Maybe you were lucky enough to get them for free during saleabration? I know that is what I did and it made me so happy. My job as a Stampin’Up! demonstrator is to let you know about all the amazing deals that Stampin’Up! offers.
The best one is available all year long and it is the starter kit. Did you know that you can get the starter kit even if you don’t plan on making a business as a demonstrator? You can get it just for your own discount! Click here to get your kit in Europe, or here in Canada.
Thanks for joining me today and happy stamping! Have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. I am really excited to share these cards with you today. Embossing on patterned paper is so much fun! These cards combine two of my favourite things: patterned paper and Memories & More cards. The large Memories & More cards measure 4 1/4″ by 6 1/4″ so they are bigger than our standard sized cards. This means you have a bigger “canvas” to show off our beautiful patterned paper!
Embossing on Patterned Paper
To keep the focus on the patterned paper and on the striking die cuts, I decided to simply emboss right on the patterned paper in white. Don’t you just love the look of this?
Here you can see my desk with some of the elements that I used to make these cards. The key is to cut the patterned paper into 3/4″ strips. I started with a 4″ by 6″ piece of patterned paper. You will end up with 8 strips but you only need 7. The big decision is whether to discard the top strip or the bottom one!
For the pink card above, I first embossed the flowers in black before cutting into strips. All of the cards had the sentiment embossed after the strips were adhered to the coordinating cardstock which measures 4 1/8″ by 6 1/8″. You could choose to emboss your sentiment first as well before cutting into strips. Take a look at my last card. You will see that there are bits of embossing in between the gaps of patterned paper. If you don’t like that look then emboss your larger sentiments before cutting your patterned paper into strips.
Seeing is believing and it is also easier than reading instructions, so feel free to take a look at my video. I would love it if you would also subscribe to my channel and leave a comment and a thumbs up!
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Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Sweet Citrus is just such a fun bundle to work with. Did you know that it has a hybrid embossing folder? That means that it can cut and emboss at the same time. It’s even more special than that! You can also stamp your image first, then cut and emboss at the same time for incredible results. I had SO much fun playing with this Sweet Citrus bundle.
Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder Cards
Let’s take a look at a bunch of cards that I have made in the last little while. I even have more than one video tutorial using it, that’s how much I loved it!!
The card on the top left with all the different citrus is a private video on my Prime Time group. If you want to join this group, you can read out it here.
The detail in the Sweet Citrus suite is just incredible. You can almost taste the lemon!!
It’s a bit over the top to share two videos in one blog post, but now you are getting all things citrus in one fell swoop!! I hope this brings a fresh foretaste of spring into your day. Here in the Netherlands the daffodils are blooming and spring is in the air!
More Inspiration from the Web
I was browsing online looking for an Easter Bunny card for one of my team members when I came across this amazing gift card holder. Guess what? It also uses the Sweet Citrus bundle so be sure to check it out and be blown away. Click here and thank me later.
Thanks for joining me today. Just a gentle reminder that saleabration is almost over, so be sure to get your freebies while you can! Live in Europe? Shop with me here or join my team for your own discount! To see all the offerings in Canada, just click here. Have a super day!!
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I have some striking masculine cards for you using two free stamp sets. How much fun is that? Many of you say that you struggle with making masculine cards, so these will be right up your alley!!
Two Great Free Stamp Sets for some Striking Masculine Cards
The two sets that I am talking about are In The Country and Sending Support. Each of them is free with a $60 purchase until February 28, 2023. While I have left these cards tone on tone, they also look wonderful when you colour them with watercolour pencils, Blends or water painters and ink. Let’s take a look.
For this card I used the Dutch stamp set Echt Iets Bijzonders. If you live in Europe you can click on this link to buy it.
Why Not Add a Tent?
I loved adding the cyclist and the runner from Greatest Journey, so why not add a tent and the lady with the lantern? What do you think?
A Few Tips and Tricks
I really love that the sayings from the Sending Support fit well with our Stitched Rectangle dies. For the layering, I used the fabulous Deckled Rectangle Dies. My colour palette was Basic Black and Very Vanilla which has both a vintage feel to it as well as a richness. Timeworn Type embossing folder adds to that very nicely!
These cards would also lend themselves very well to sympathy or thinking of you cards. You can use them with or without the die cuts from Greatest Journey.
If you want to take the vintage look to the next level, be sure to use our Blending Brushes to add some Soft Suede ink to all your layers. Looks great and is very easy to do!
Use your Stamparatus so that you black images are nice and dark black. This great tool lets you stamp multiple times in exactly the same place. I use mine every day!
Here’s the video tutorial on how to make these cards. Thanks so much for joining me today and happy stamping! If you would like to order any of the supplies that I used, just click on the links below in the product list. They are for my Canadian store. To shop with me in Europe, or join my team, click here. Have a super day!
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. I made these Valentine’s cards for my Global Monthly video hop. My lovely friend Berdien Weideveld shared this card for the Artisan Team and I loved it so much that I just had to recreate it. Berdien has a great Instagram profile that you can find here, and then you can follow here there!
Country Floral Lane Valentine’s Card
Red is one of my favourite colours and one of my next favourite things is gingham. Add in a little texture, some green leaves and some scallops and I’m sold!!
I stamped my sentiments in Versamark on Mossy Meadow and embossed in white. It can be so time consuming to find out where the sentiments came from on a card! Usually I have the complete list of products under my blog but I forgot to include this one. It’s the new Happy Labels 160685 in case you wanted to know. It also comes in a bundle with an amazing punch which you can find here. The white floral die cut behind the hearts is from Penned Flowers dies. My background is embossed with the Quatrefoil embossing folder.
Great Time Saving Product
Do you know what one of my favourite time saving products is? The assorted Memories & More cards and envelopes. The large ones measure 6 1/4″ by 4 1/4″ and the small ones are 3 1/4″ by 4 1/4″. I use them almost every day. The Valentine’s cards today use the large ones.
Valentine’s Card Video Tutorial
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Have you heard the latest news??
Stampin’Up! has just released its second set of free saleabration products. The one that I am most excited about is the Eden’t Garden bundle which you can get for FREE with a $120 purchase in Canada. This is the first time that a freebie has been available that has such a high value.
Happy shopping my friends! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Did you know that there is a hidden gem in the mini catalog? I am sure that you paged right by it. Go get your holiday catalog right now and flip to page 23 and you will see the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder. Blink and you’ll miss it! This beautiful hybrid embossing folder is just what you need to make stunning Christmas cards or home decor, I used it as the focal point for these simple Christmas cards. Isn’t that what we all want? A gorgeous Christmas card that is easy to make and easy to replicate? Look no further!!
Stunning Hybrid Embossing Folder Cards
I made all these cards in very little time. The trick was to cut them out of various colours, stamp the stitched rectangle in a few different colours and then cut out some background pieces out of various patterned papers. Then mix and match and see what looks best. At the very end I decided to add some flat jingle bells tied with linen thread bows.
Here is the red polka dot card up close, so festive don’t you think?
Video Tutorial Tomorrow
Tomorrow I will be offering a video tutorial showing you my process on how I made the different combinations to make these cards. I also find it helpful to see exactly how this hybrid embossing folder works. The video will be posted in my Stories and Stamps playlist which you can find here.
Be sure to check out this blog post for more inspiration with this stunning hybrid embossing folder and coordinating stamp set Merriest Moments.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you were inspired to either use this hybrid embossing folder if you already have it or that you will want to add it to your stash. If you live in Canada just click on the links below to shop with me. Have a super day!