I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of extra card stock scraps hanging around. I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to card stock so I end up keeping a lot of scraps that I should probably let go. I think Marie Kondo would be horrified if she came into my stamp room. In case you are unaware who Marie Kondo is, she is a woman who downsized and shared her method on how to do this. I actually used her method when we moved from New York to Tennessee. You are supposed hold each item you own and ask if it brings you joy. If it does not, then you need to get rid of it. It actually worked well when I packed my clothes but it did not work well in my stamp room. Someday I might need that 1/2″ x 4″ piece of card stock you know! Plus by the time I packed up my stamp room, I was tired of organized packing and at the end some of the things were just thrown in boxes.
Anyway, I decided to use some of my card scraps the other day. I chose Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody (all Brights!). Each strip of card stock is 1/2″ x 4″. I layered them onto a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White card stock. I layered this on top of a Basic White card base. Next I took another piece of Basic White card stock and cut out the rectangle using the Scalloped Contours Dies. I then took the heart die from Bouquet Of Love and cut that out. I stamped the word from the stamp set called Create With Friends (which is retiring on May 3rd) using Memento Black Ink. Layered this piece on top of the card base using Dimensionals.
The Marie Kondo method of cleaning things out may work, but if you are like me, everything in my stamp room gives me joy!
First of all, I have to apologize for this blog post. My computer is in the shop for repairs so I am trying to write this post on my phone. This is not an easy task (at least for me) so if the photo of my card is bad or if things are not lined up correctly, I apologize and will fix it when my computer is back. In the meantime, this post will be short and sweet.
I made this card using the stamp set call Penguin Place. this set has a coordinating punch called Penguin Builder Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle. I first stamped the Penguin in Gorgeous Grape ink and punch it out. The punch can be used for the feet too so I punched them out in Fresh Freesia card stock. I stamped the hat and scarf in Just Jade and cut them out by hand. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Create With Friends. I adhered the Wonderful Snowflakes to a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock using Multipurpose Glue The snowflakes are iridescent so they sparkle and shine, The little stars are called Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins. As a side note, the Wonderful Snowflakes and the Cute Stars Sequins will be retiring at the end of the July – December Mini Catalog.
Gorgeous Leaves are just that! Gorgeous! It is one of the new stamp sets that are in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021 July – August Mini Catalog. It has a coordinating set of dies called Intricate Leaves which cut out the stamped leaves as well as some outline leaves. The stamp set has leaves that are splattered as well as separate splatter stamps so you can add some fun background to your cards.
To make this card I first stamped the two leaves in Merry Merlot and Night Of Navy ink. Then I cut out the Gold Foil Leaf. I put some Merry Merlot splatters on a piece of Basic White card stock and layered the leaves on top. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Create With Friends in Night Of Navy ink and then stamped the word “you” in Versamark and heat embossed it using Gold Embossing Powder.
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