Badges & Banners is a great stamp set from our 2017-18 Annual Catalog. I love stamp sets with coordinating punches. Punches are quick and easy! And I really love this cute birdcage stamp. I stamped it and punched it out and – done!
The “welcome” sentiment is one of the stamps in the set. I actually cut it out with my Paper Snips to make it a bit understated.
The yellow leaves and blooms are from a die in the Petals & More Thinlits Dies.This is one of my favorite dies of all time…because it’s long and frilly and brings everything else to life! AND, these dies are actually FREE right now with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration!! But, only until March 31st.
Petals & More Tninlits Dies Sale-a-Bration Item No. 150048
FREE with a $100 order!
Truthfully, one of my favorite things about this card is the darling Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon! Isn’t it so sweet?
Do you like little birds? I used to raise finches in a cage in my home. They are adorable and so much fun to watch. I guess that’s why I love this stamp, it reminds me of my little finches 🙂
The new Cross of Hope Framelits Dies are beautiful. There are four (4) cross dies of varying sizes, but I must say this one is my favorite. It’s a beautiful filagree cross, and it seems appropriate to be cut from Whisper White card stock 🙂
The background of the front of this card is a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. And, I have good news about this fabulous paper…it’s continuing into the new annual catalog! Yeah! I love it and if you’ve used it I know you feel the same!
When I look at these photos, the card almost looks like the front of a Bible! I didn’t intend that at all, but I have to say I love the way ti turned out. The flowers at the base of the cross are from the Blooming Basket stamp set which is a FREE gift during Sale-a-Bration (Blooming Basket Bundle is free with a minimum $100 purchase through March 31).
The flowers from the Blooming Basket Bundle were colored with the wonderful Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. Oh wow are these great markers. Each color comes in a light and a dark shade and you can get a set of each color including both shades! The leaves behind the flowers were punched with the Leaf Punch.
Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration only has 2 weeks left and there are so many FREE items for YOU to choose from!
WHY place an order during Sale-a-Bration? Well, for one thing, it’s Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year. That means you save/gain the greatest value for your spending dollar! And second, it only comes around once a year! So don’t loose out – don’t miss your chance to save the most you can!!
Oh Happy Day! Today’s card makes me so agree with the sentiment! I love this darling birthday cake ~ it’s perfect for any birthday! And, it’s perfect for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I chose the center/middle column: frame – accents – sweets.
So the adorable cake is the “sweet” ~ of course. And the accents are those bling Glitter Enamel Dots around the cake 🙂
This is a window card, meaning that there is an oval window which really shows off the cake. The paper used for the window is one of the Spring Foils papers which is currently FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration!
So what do I mean by MORE FREE ITEMS? Yes, Stampin’ Up! has added MORE FREE ITEMS for the last two weeks of Sale-a-Bration! You choose ONE FREE GIFT for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes). It’s the absolutely BEST TIME to shop! And remember, Sale-a-Bration only lasts through March 31st, so don’t miss out on these fabulous FREEBIES!
Today’s card is full of butterfly fun! The Painted With Love Designer Series Paper is bold and bright and artistic, and I love it! It’s a perfect background for stems and butterflies.
The Butterfly Thinlits Dies are classic. Here I’ve layered three butterflies on top of each other, each cut from a different paper. I’ve angled them slightly to make it look like the butterfly is fluttering its wings 🙂 And of course the butterfly is landing on a Gold Foil flower stem cut with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies.
The butterfly card fits nicely inside a handmade vellum envelope. I used the Envelope Punch Board to create the size I wanted. I love to decorate the envelopes of cards I’m going to hand to the recipient (rather than putting in the mailbox).
For this envelope I just added everything I could think of! I monogramed the envelope by cutting a letter from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Large Letter Thinlits Dies. It’s fun to personalize a fancy envelope with a monogram 🙂 And because this is a birthday card, I attached one of the precut birthday cakes from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit. Then I tied on ribbons and gold tinsel and sequins!!
This is a pretty fancy card and I have to admit it’s was for someone very special 🙂 What do you think? I love to hear your comments!
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Two good friends of mine had grandbabies last week ~ one friend had a girl and one had a boy! Well of course I had to make cards for them! These cards are easy to make and I’m going to show you why. The first thing I used is my go-to baby stamp set called Moon Baby!
I stamped the little baby holding the umbrella on some scraps of Whisper White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
After I stamped the sweet little babies, I colored them in with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. Then I cut the babies out with my paper snips and layered them on top of a Tea Lace Doily with punched circles from coordinating card stock.
The sentiment was cut with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. They are FREE during Sale-a-Bration! What? Free? Yes, and here’s a video all about them – and a coordinating stamp set. But for my baby cards today I used the Moon Baby set 🙂
The bases and envelopes for these cards are the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes. These are fabulous card bases with matching envelopes, and they make creating any card a snap! They are also FREE during Sale-a-Bration! Wow! 16 cards and coordinating envelopes, 4 each of 4 different colors. Having these on hand makes for some easy and quick cards!
Don’t you just giggle when you look at this cute little baby holding the umbrella? These cards took me about 10 minutes each to make, quick and cute! What do you think? I’d love to hear your comments!
Moon Baby is a classic stamp to have in your craft room. And combined with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, there are so many possibilities!
Remember. Sale-a-Bration only lasts until the end of this month, March 31 to be exact. I don’t want you to miss out on these fabulous Sale-a-Bration items! This is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year, and most of these items will not carry over after March 31. (The Celebrate You Thinlits Dies WILL carry over, but not the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes.) Get these while you can!