Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper

Stampin Up Split Card Textures


We made the long trip back to Nashville on Saturday.  I have to say that 14 hours in a car in one day is a lot of car time!  Thank goodness for music, audiobooks and podcasts to keep our minds on something else besides counting the lines in the road.  I haven’t unpacked my stamping supplies yet but I will be working on it this week.  This is one of the cards I made before I left New York.

I made this card using the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper.  This paper is black and white and just begs to be colored.  I am not a great colorer but Stampin’ Up!® makes it a lot easier to do when you are not good at it.  First of all, they have this gorgeous DSP which is perfect.  Secondly, they give you amazing tools to use such as Blends, Stampin Write Marker and Watercolor Pencils.  To make this card, I first took a piece of the Perfectly Penciled DSP and colored it using my Old Olive, Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Tahitian Tide and Highland Heather Blends.  I didn’t try to add shades or anything fancy to my coloring because I felt like the black sections on the flowers and leaves pretty much did that for me.

Next, I cut the image out by hand.  Yes, I fussy cut.  Yes, it took me forever, Yes, I know it is not the best job but it looked good enough to me.  You can tell there are parts where I could not cut because there were no open lines to it but I still think it looks ok.  After this, I took a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and cut out the bottom half using the Split Card Textures die set.  I love this die set.  There are two dies included in it.  One cut out the pattern on my card and the other cuts out flowers.  I think it adds a lot of interest to a simple card.  I layered this on top of a Polished Pink card base and then adhered the flower bouquet that I had cut.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Heron Habitat.  It is a great stamp set that has wonderful sentiments in a very nice font.

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Rings Of Love

Stampin Up Rings Of Love

As you already know, it is Sale-a-bration time at Stampin’ Up!.  This is when you can earn free products with a qualifying sale.  Some of the free products you can earn with a $50 order and others can be earned with a $100 order. There are stamps, dies and Designer Series Paper available.

One of the items you can get for free with a $50 order is the Rings Of Love Designer Series Paper.  This paper coordinates with the Ringed With Nature Bundle in the 2022 July – December Mini Catalog (page for 62) but you can also use it with other products too.

For this card, I first cut a 3.5″ x 4.75″ piece of the Rings Of Love DSP.  I layered that onto So Saffron card base.  Then I cut the frame out in Evening Evergreen card stock using the Fabulous Frames Dies.  I love these dies!  There are six different dies in the set.  Three of them cut out a shape to use as a frame, one cuts out a sentiment and the other two cut out fancy corners.  All of them cut and emboss the card stock.  I layered the frame on top of the piece of DSP.

Next, I cut out the hexagon using the Beautiful Shapes Dies in Evening Evergreen card stock.  This die set includes 14 different fun dies and coordinates with the Framed Occasions stamp set.  Next, I ran one of the leaves from the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack through my Cut & Emboss machine using the Tasteful Textures 3D embossing folder.  This gave the leaf some texture.  I adhered that to the Hexagon using Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Heron Habitat.  I stamped it in Evening Evergreen ink onto a small piece of So Saffron card stock and then cut it out using a miscellaneous die.   Lastly, I added a few Amber Gems.

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Wisteria Wishes

Stampin Up Wisteria Wishes

This is the second card we made at stamp camp last week.  It is a quick and easy card (also known as CAS or “Clean And Simple”).  I showed you the card we made using the Trees For Sale stamp set and the Tree Lot Dies a couple of posts ago (you can see it HERE).  That card took a bit of time so I decided to have the group make a simple but still beautiful card too.

I used the stamp set called Wisteria Wishes to make this card.  This stamp set has coordinating dies called Wisteria Dies but we did not use them on this card.  By the way, you can save 10% by purchasing the stamp set and dies in a bundle.

I started this card by stamping the branch in Old Olive ink on a 4 1/4″ x 3 1/8″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I stamped the first layer of the flowers using Highland Heather ink but first I stamped off on a piece of scrap paper and then onto the Very Vanilla card stock.  By doing this, your ink will be a bit lighter than a normal stamping.  Then I took the middle piece of the flower and stamped that using Highland Heather ink too.  This gave the flowers a two toned look.  I layered this on top of a piece of Old Olive cardstock and a piece of Design A Daydream Designer Series Paper.  This paper is awesome.  You can only buy it for $18 with an order of $150 or more and it contains 48 sheets in the pack!  The card base was also Old Olive.

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Heron Habitat

Stampin Up Heron Habitat

Hello everyone.  I am sorry I missed posting last Friday but it was a crazy fourth of July week around here and I just plain forgot to write one.  It was a week filled with grandchildren and BBQs and lots of swimming, jet skiing and boating.  It was so much fun and also exhausting but I would not have traded it for anything.

I made this card for my friend, Renee for her birthday.  Renee has been in my stamp class for what seems like forever.  She is very creative and has a great mind for remembering things.  Whenever we get new InColors, remembering all the new names takes me a while.  Renee knows them all and helps me not look like a fool in class.  We both also have a thing about critters so I just had to make her a card using one.

To make this card I first cut out a rectangle using the Stitched Rectangles out of a piece of Basic White card stock.  I used the negative piece of this to use as a mask for some ink blending with my Blending Brushes.  I started at the bottom using Bermuda Bay and Pool Party ink.  Then I used Balmy Blue for the top of the card.  I did it kind of blotchy on purpose so it would look more like the sky with clouds.

After this, I stamped the Heron from the stamp set called Heron Habitat in Night Of Navy ink onto a piece of Smoky Slate card stock and cut it out using the coordinating Heron Dies.  If you purchase the stamp set and dies using the bundle item number, you can save 10%.  I adhered that to my blended piece of card stock.

Next, I cut out all the grass in Night Of Navy card stock and adhered that to the card.  Then I stamped the birds and the sentiment.  I have to say, one of the reasons I purchased this stamp set was for the sentiments.  I love the font they used and most of them cover any occasion you need to make a card for.

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