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It is the best time of year.  The beginning of Fall and the upcoming Fun Holidays makes me a happy person.  I have been playing with a variety of holiday cards the last week.  Today I have a Halloween one to share.

 

 

Stamp Set

The stamp set I used, for the little bit of stamping on this card, is the Banner Year stamp set.  It is a carryover from a Mini Catalog.  And I am so happy it is still with us.  The images and sentiments cover most of the year for holidays.  I have chosen to simply go with the Boo sentiment.  It is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then Smoky Slate for the second part.  A little bit of paper trimming and that is all the sentiment needed.

Paper

This gorgeous and Fun paper is from the Cute Halloween 6X6 paper pack.  I really do love the colors used here.  They are soft and fun and definitely Not Scary!  No scary stuff for me.  I will also add that I am not a fan of bats.  We had one that liked to hang out on one of the eave vents on our house.  Yikes!!!  These fun smiling bats along with the sweet colors makes me smile!

Embellishments

To go along with the great Designer Series Paper, I added the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon.  This ribbon is so sparkly and a perfect compliment to the paper.  It is a bit stiff, but still makes a great bow.  The other bit of shiny bling I added is to the sentiment.  It needed a touch of something to keep it from being boring.  A Rhinestone is always a pick me up, and it did it’s job on the sentiment.  A really simple card that with the paper, ribbon, and bling becomes a really cute card.  I hope you like it!

 

 

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Cocktails

 

I needed a birthday card for a friend who socializes quite a bit.  And there are cocktail parties in her neighborhood every week.  So I knew exactly the stamp set to use for this card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Nothing Better Than, Love You More Dies, Postage Punch, Gold Metallic Paper Brass Foil, Simply Elegant DSP, Jackie Beers

 

I could not get the foil paper to cooperate in the photo.  The foil seemed to deaden the Simply Elegant sheet.  It really does shine in person.

 

Stamps and Dies

The stamp set I immediately thought of is the Nothing Better Than.  It has Cocktails, Chocolate, and Cookies.  I went with the Cocktails.  There are matching dies, but are no longer a bundle, which are the Love You More Dies.   Those three words have dies, as well as a few drinks, cookies, and chocolate pieces.  I went with the party drink and the word Cocktails.

Paper and Punch

To begin this Cocktail party I started at the bottom, the card base is done with Smoky Slate Cardstock.  It pairs well with the silver of the DSP.  Next is Gold Foil Paper and then the piece from the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper.  The stamped cocktail is colored with Stampin’ Blends and punched using the Postage Stamp Punch.  Even this cute image needed a back layer, so I cut another piece of Gold Foil.  That really makes the color in the DSP pop!

To finish the card I needed the die cut Cocktails.  I used the Gold from the Gold and Rose Metallic Paper.  This  shimmery paper is simply gorgeous.  It is adhered to a Foam Adhesive Sheet then die cut.  All you have to do then is peal off the backing and you have a Cocktail sticker.  That simple step and product makes for such an easy word layer.

 

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Lighted Trees

Before I get to the card I have for you today, have you seen the Clearance Rack Update?  There are some really great prices on ribbon and Designer Series Paper.  Hop over there now by clicking on the Menu Bar at Shop.

Yesterday I shared a quick and clean card.  Apparently I have that on my brain because today’s card is a fairly clean and simple one as well.  However,  today’s card is a Christmas card.  My Christmas card recipients may see this card again!

 

Stampin' Up!, Whimsical Trees, Merry Snowflakes, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

The trees are stamped from one image in the Whimsical Trees stamp set.  There are a variety of trees in the set, in a variety of sizes and style.  I chose this one with the White cardstock since it has the circles on the tree.  These spots could be lights, snow,  or ornaments.  I choose to think of them as white lights and snow.

The sentiment is from the awesome stamp set named Merry Snowflakes.  (There is more mention of snow! )  I love the wording of the sentiment.  This one would work on the front or the inside of a card.  But I felt it matched the trees with the white area in what it says.

Ink and Paper and Extras

The three trees are what prompted the Shaded Spruce layer between the White base card and the white layer.  I originally planned on simply white on white for the card.  After stamping the far right tree using Evening Evergreen Ink, I thought it was a tad too dark.  So I stamped the left side tree using Shaded Spruce.  That color matched perfect.  The center tree is added by inking with Shaded Spruce Ink and stamping off before stamping between the trees.

The Sentiment is stamped using the Evening Evergreen Ink.  To ground everything I added the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon across the top.  The bow is placed at an angle as to not cover part of the sentiment.  Actually I really like the bow like this.  The finishing touch is a single Rhinestone placed on the tallest tree.

 

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You Are Loved

I purchased the stamp set I am showing today for the explicit reason of making quick and clean cards.  Sadly that was a couple of months ago and this is the first time I have broken it out.  I will say that it will not be the last.  I love the definition in the stamps!

 

 

Stamp Set

This Bamboo Beauty stamp set is simply elegant looking to me.  The simple lines of the bamboo are perfect for a variety of backdrops.  And the group of sentiments are all sweet and done in mixed fonts.  I love when Stampin’ Up! does that.

The sentiment I chose to use is short and sweet.  But really can mean quite a lot to someone.  By only using the two bamboo pieces and then the simple sentiment, this becomes a quick, pretty, and meaningful card that would be suitable for a lot of occasions.

Colors

I had a tiny laugh when I typed colors.  Because there is not much in the way of color on this card.  The base of the card is Thick Basic White, followed by a layer of Basic White that is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The bamboo is stamped using Soft Succulent Ink.  And the sentiment is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The decorations for the card are limited as well.  I added three of the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in the Soft Succulent color.  This was truly a quick and easy card.  It would make a great card when making multiples of the same card.  Or to use the same layout with different sentiments.

 

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Sweet Trick or Treat

I am one of those folks that as I have gotten older I do not like scary.  That said, I have a Cute, and Not Scary, Halloween card to share with you today.

 

Stampin' Up!, Little Delights, Halloween Punch, Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon, Cute Halloween DSP, Hippo & Friends Dies, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps, Punch, Dies

I started this card with the Little Delights stamp set on my desk.   The matching image to the Trick or Treat is the bat stamp.  I could not envision that on the card with the paper I had pulled.  Hippo & Friends Dies were chosen for the sentiment ,as this one fit the sentiment better than any of the punches.

After deciding against the bats, I looked to the Cutest Halloween stamp set.  When I saw the ghosts, I knew that was perfect.  But instead of stamping the image, I went back to the paper and the Halloween Punch!  The Halloween Punch is great with the three different images.  It cuts the stamped images as well as the images from the DSP.  A Win / Win for my images!

Paper and Embellishments

The paper the ghosts came from is included in the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  I also chose the two other DSP pieces from that pack.   As it turned out, they were not quite large enough.  So I added a strip of Basic Black cardstock to the center of a 5 X 3 3/4 piece of Basic White cardstock.  Then layered the two DSP pieces on each side totally covering the White layer.

The shiny and beautiful ribbon down the center of the black is the Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon.    A bow was not necessary as the sentiment layer fills that purpose.  The ghosts are layered around the card while they float to the next Trick or Treat location.  The finishing touch is a couple of the Black Dots to give the sentiment a bit of bling.

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Friend

I am back from an awesome stamping weekend with some fellow demonstrators, who are also fabulous friends.  There was much laughing with some stamping thrown in.  I will have some cards to share as the week goes on.

Today’s card is a quick and fun card made with the In Symmetry stamp set.  For a set that I didn’t really care for initially, it has become a go to for a quick and easy card.

 

 

Stamp set

As I said, the stamp set is the In Symmetry set.  This bold flower is my favorite from the set.  It and the leaves make a great focal point that stamp so well and all you need are the two colors.  Being such a solid stamp, both stamps ink up and stamp perfectly.

This sentiment is great for pretty much any occasions.  It is just a clean and simple greeting.  And who doesn’t love a pretty font?  I like that it is not too large or too small.  Stampin’ Up! is great for having a variety of sentiment sizes.  I have used this one in places similar to this layout, but also on full front stamping and the sentiment at the bottom stamped over the image or in a blank space.  The size and bit of boldness allows it to stand out anywhere.

I added the Basic Rhinestone Jewels for some bling to the flower and sentiment.

Paper and Colors

This pretty striped paper is from the Pansy Patch Designer Series Paper.  I love the shades of green.  And it pairs perfectly with a bold flower. The paper was picked first in terms of color.  That led me to the Shaded Spruce for the leaves.

With the leaves being a darker shade I needed a bold color for the flower itself.  I have my paper in the Stamp “N Storage shelves behind me.  So I took the Shaded Spruce cardstock and actually placed it next to all of the different possible flower colors to determine a match.  (A swatch book would work the same way)  My little experiment ended up at Blackberry Bliss.   It is a color that I haven’t used in a while until the Blackberry Beauty DSP came out in the Mini Catalog.  Now I seem to be drawn to it!

Measurements

  • The card base Blackberry Bliss cut to  4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.
  • The layer is Basic White cut to 5 1/4 X 4
  • The DSP from Pansy Patch is cut to 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • The focal layer is Basic White cut to 2 3/4 X 3
  • The sentiment layer is Basic White cut to 2 1/4 X 3/4

By having the Basic White layer between the card base and the DSP, I did not need a layer under the focal or the sentiment layers.  It made for a much thinner card!

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Hugs

The card I am sharing today was made for a dear friend that lost a family member.  I tried to make a card with her likes in mind.

 

Stampin' Up!, Blackberry Beauty, Positive Thoughts, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps and Paper

My friend likes nature and it’s calming effect.  These stamps are from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  I love the sentiment and for me that is a very Positive Thought!  The leaves and feather are from the same set as well.  They are stamped using colors I chose to highlight that are in the beautiful DSP.

This DSP is the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper.  It is supposed to be back in stock soon.  I apologize that you cannot order it just now.  However, it fit perfectly with this card theme. So I had to use it.  The unexpected of the paper, at least for me, is the bright pink!  I love it and the Pop it gives.  But there is nothing to not love about this paper.  Other than it not being available right now!

Measurements:

The placement of the stamped layer is a good one.  However, it was done to allow for more of the beautiful paper to show.  I love those owls and there are three of them down the right hand side.  After placing the layer to the left, I decided it worked for not covering the owls, but made for a very pretty layout as well.

  • The card base of Blackberry Bliss is cut 4 1/4 X 11 and scored at 5 1/2
  • The Polished Pink layer is cut 5 1/4 X 4
  •  The DSP layer is cut 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • The Polished Pink focal layer is cut 4 3/8 X 2 3/8
  • The White stamped layer is cut 4 1/4 X 2 1/4

 

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Joyful LIfe

I made today’s card for a friend’s birthday card.  The whimsical nature of the animals are just so darn cute!  All of the animals in this Joyful LIfe stamp set are adorable.  And there are great sentiments as well.

 

Stampin' Up!, Joyful Life, Penguin Playmates, Highland Grosgrain Ribbon, Double Oval Punch, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

I mentioned at the top of the page that this image is from the Joyful Life stamp set.   This set is so much fun!  Where else would you find a bear riding a bicycle with a bunny in the basket?  The look of the blowing leaves is just an added bonus.

And the sentiments in this set fit each image as well.  If this sentiment looks familiar to you, I used it on the card I shared with you Monday.  You can see that card HERE.  The sentiment almost has a more holiday feel to it on Monday’s card.  An excellent sentiment and so wonderful that it can be used for a variety of reasons!

Paper and Color

The DSP used here is from Sale-A-Bration and from the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  This is my favorite sheet from that pack.  I love all of the colors. My friend’s favorite color is purple.  So this paper fit perfectly and allowed me to add it again in the bear’s sweater.

The finishing touch is more of the purple.  I used the Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon.  This ribbon is so pretty.  There is a bit of a silver like sparkle to it.  For the finishing touch, I punched the sentiment using the Double Oval Punch.  This is the larger of the two ovals on the one punch.  Of course it had to have a tiny bit of bling.  The rhinestone is a 2021-2023 In Color Jewel.  So it is the Freesia Rhinestone!

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Peony Expressions

The card I am sharing today is a special one.  It was made as a shower card for a sweet young lady I consider to be my Goddaughter.  And of course her fiance as well .  Pink is not really one of her wedding, or shower, colors. But pink and a peony just seem to go together.

 

Stampin' Up!, Expressions In Ink, Prized Peony, Color & Contour, Gold Foil, Jackie Beers

 

Stamp Sets

The star of this card is the peony.  It is from the Prized Peony stamp set and has matching Dies but is no longer a Bundle.  The Peony is stamped with Versamark onto Basic White cardstock.  I then used White Embossing Powder to heat emboss the image.  Next was the fun part.  It is an old technique that we used to use the sponges to create.  However, now we have the awesome Blending Brushes.  I used Polished Pink Ink and a Blending Brush to cover the entire embossed image.  After adding the color, I went back over the flower with a tissue and wiped the ink off of the White embossing.

Not to leave well enough alone, I tried a different technique as an addition for the leaves.  Using the Just Jade Light Stampin’ Blend, I did basically the same thing except just over the leaves.  I then used a tissue to wipe it off of the embossed area.  It is not as dark as I anticipated, but I like the subtle shading it gives.

For the sentiment I found this sweet one in the Color & Contour stamp set.  I stamped it using the Polished Pink Ink.  The ink color matches the darker areas in the Designer Series paper.

Dies and Punches

To cut out the peony image, I used the matching Die set that is aptly named Peony Dies.  It really does allow the peony to be the star of the card.  After choosing the band of Gold Foil to ground the peony, it left me without an area to stamp the sentiment.  Since I love punches, and have all of the current ones, I checked all that would fit the size I needed.  The one that fit the bill the best was the Essential Tag Punch.  It has just enough of a defining shape without competing with the flower and paper.  I did trim about 1/2″ off the bottom as it was a tad larger than I needed.

Paper

It is hard to believe that this fabulous paper is my final area to comment on.  For once the Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper is NOT the star of the card. That is really hard to believe.  Because this card was for a special occasion, I went wild with the Gold Foil.  That is not something I normally do.  Usually less is better.  However, when dealing with the gorgeous DSP and the veins of gold, I had to have gold as the background layer.  Then I needed a grounding of some kind for the peony and tag. So add a strip of gold instead of a piece of ribbon as I normally would.

The finishing touch is a scattering of tiny Pearls.  There are more than I normally would use, but they add to the elegance.  I also used the Simply Elegant Trim (It has both Silver and Gold Trim in the Combo pack) to make a tiny bow for the tag.  I hope you are as happy with this final result as I am!

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Peaceful Cabin

The card I have to share today is a bit different than my usual cards.  There is no Designer Series Paper!  And all of the stamps, there are several, are all from the same stamp set.  It may be a record even.

 

 

Stamp Set

This stamp set is the Peaceful Cabin.  It definitely lives up to the name.  I left my image to give the illusion of snow all around.  However, I believe that with some watercoloring or Stampin’ Blends that you could make this any season.  I see it with either green grass or a lot of dirt for an old time cabin.

As I said at the top of the post, all of the images are included in the set.  Well, there is a correction.  I used the tree from Perfectly Plaid stamp set.  The one in this set is three similar trees but they are all attached.  I debated on cutting them apart but could not bring myself to do it.

Colors

I wanted the evergreen trees to pop, so I began with Evening Evergreen as the card base and for the trees.  The cabin is stamped using Smoky Slate (my go to for gray!)  I had to add the wooden fence.  Any respectable cabin has a bit of a fence.  It is stamped using Crumb Cake.

Since I was going with the snowy scene, I did not fill in the fence railing.  This allows it to follow the theme like there is snow on the rails.  For the trees, the far right one is stamped full strength with Evening Evergreen.  But the other two are stamped off first.  The more speckled look adds to the snow theme.  It looks that way to me anyway!

Sale-A-Bration only has 2 More Days Left!!

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Also, the join promotion will go away in 2 Days as well.  The Peaceful Cabin Bundle is one of the available Free Bundle when you join during SAB.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me a message.  I would love to talk with you.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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