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If you need an idea for a handmade card, and you don’t have a lot of time, here is a great and simple idea for you. It even has layers that you don’t have to add if you don’t want to.
You start by stamping your sentiment on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink. I used the Amazing Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up! At first, I bought this stamp set for just this image, but I have used most of the images by now. But this one is my favorite.
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That layer went onto a piece of Night of Navy card stock and then those went onto Real Red card stock.
I dry embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock using the Large Polka Dot embossing folder. And you really could use any embossing folder you want. Slap that embossed piece of Whisper White onto a piece of Real Red and then onto Night of Navy.
Attach your sentiment and you are DONE!
So how could you make it even more simple? Eliminate the middle layers.
Your card base would stay Night of Navy and then add your dry embossed layer on top. Then skip the Night of Navy on the sentiment layer. Seriously Simple!!
Below are the supplies used to create this card.
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I hope that you have enjoyed this seriously simple handmade card idea using Amazing Birthday from Stampin’ Up. With a winning color combination and one accessory, you can’t go wrong with this idea!L
Today I am sharing a video showing you how to make an handmade card using the Big News Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! The template of the card comes from Definitely Sketches. Definitely Sketches is a program designed to share fabulous card sketches AND teach you how to use them!
This was the first template that I fell in love with from that program and I use it over and over and over. (It is sketch #2!)
And then came the color palette. I LOVE red, black, and white. Always have, always will. (I guess that is why I went to Texas Tech many years ago.)
I love how you can add in more neutrals with this color palette if you want, or you can leave it as is. Today I through in some Smoky Slate.
Rather than going into all the details on how to make this card, I opted to do a video for you.
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And here is the video tutorial:
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My inspiration piece for this Let Your Hair Down mixed with Groovy Love card was my coffee mug. I don’t like boring coffee mugs at all. And I really don’t care for matching set where all four are identical. (If they are a set where each one is different, I am ok with that.)
But I feel like the last thing I need on a Monday morning is a boring coffee mug – there is no oomph in that, no spark of fun, no nuttin’.
Here is the coffee mug that started my day, and my paper crafting off today:
Those colors started me on my color palette, for both this card and several others too. I was digging around for patterned paper and landed on the polka dot pattern from Sweet Taffy. The blue got changed to Tempting Turquoise and I was off!
It was an unusual layout and a bit different stamp set combination. But I chose to mix the hearts from Groovy Love and the sentiment from Let Your Hair Down. Both are stamp sets from Stampin’ Up.
The shape of the sentiment led me to the Deco Label Framelits.
It was a hodgepodge of supplies, and I figured that a video would best explain how to put this card together. Here is the entire card:
Below are the supplies used to create this card. You might notice that the Let Your Hair Down stamp set is not listed, it is because it is a set you can get with either Stampin’ Rewards or as a hostess.
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Here is the video tutorial, with all the supplies and dimensions listed in the video:
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I’m in love with the Sweet Stuff stamp set from Stampin’ Up – let me share with you not only the handmade card, but also let you in on who it is for.
When I first saw the Sweet Stuff stamp set, I knew I had to have it. Mainly to make cards for my daughter.
What you might not know, is that we weren’t “supposed” to be able to have a child. So when the test came back positive on Halloween a few years ago, my first thought was “trick or treat?”
Since kids weren’t supposed to be in the picture, I never really gave much thought to having one. I saw a lot of my friends with kids and just thought it was more work than anything else.
My daughter is one amazing little girl that is growing up way too quickly. She has an amazing heart, a caring soul, and a giving spirit – and an fabulous laugh! This next week, she will turn 8. So of course, that is at the front of my mind. But I have to leave town for work at the end of this week, and will arrive back home early in the morning on her birthday. I normally leave little love notes around the house for her to find, but this trip I am doing something a little different. I am making her cards for each day of this week leading up to her birthday. And this is the first one.
Take a look at this stamp set and see how easy it is going to be for me to make a variety of cards for my little girl:
So do you have a little girl in your life to make a lot of cards for? Whether you live in the same house or not, there is nothing like making a card for a girl, except for sending it and picturing them opening it up and reading it (oh – and checking to see if money falls out – right? I mean, let’s be real about this!)
I buy my stamps based on versatility. If I can’t use it over and over again and in many ways, I don’t spend money on it. This one fits the bill perfectly and will come in handy for little girl birthday parties too. (We have a ton of little girls on our street.)
This card was made with a fun color combination. And it all started with the Crushed Curry polka dot pattern from the new Flower Pot patterned paper from Stampin’ Up. It’s polka dots – with a bright color, that was the pattern that first drew me to the Flower Pot paper. Using the Circle Framelits, a circle was die cut from the patterned paper and it was layered on a 3″ Circle from Crushed Curry card stock.
Then it was a free for all for the other colors. I used my ink pads to pick out what to use. I pulled out many colors of ink pads and then started eliminating them. Leaving me with Baked Brown Sugar, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry and Strawberry Slush. It was literally a trial and error.
For the sentiment layer, a piece of Whisper White that was stamped on and punched with the Scallop Tag Topper. To color in the flower, I used my markers in the colors listed above. The outline of the flower was done with Black Staz-On ink. And the cute sentiment was stamped in Strawberry Slush.
And then it was time for the bow. That is actually the Melon Mambo 1/4″ Cotton ribbon, but it works great with these colors. If you struggle at all with tying bows, then you will want to grab your very own 10 Second Bow Maker. It makes quick work of tying perfect bows!
For the finishing touches, I grabbed the Eclectic Paper Piercing Guide the tag. And then a little strip of Wild Wasabi was punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, just to help that tag pop off the yellow polka dots.
Here is a list of all the supplies used. To order any of these supplies, simply click on the links below.
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Thank you so much for joining me today for this handmade card using the Sweet Stuff stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog!