Hello readers and happy Friday! I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend ahead. We have nothing specific planned yet, but sometimes no plans are the best plans!
Today I am sharing two cards I created using a new stamp set that I recently purchased from Altenew called Potted Plants. I did not inherit my mother's green thumb, so stamping plants instead of actually potting them is about the only way I'm guaranteed to keep them alive! Altenew has some of the most beautiful and realistic looking stamps and I have come to love their products very much. Their layering flower stamps like this hyacinth and these Peruvian Lilies are among other personal favorites of mine.
Here is the Potted Plants bundle by Altenew that I used to create these cards. The bundle is both the stamp set and coordinating die, but you can purchase each individually as well.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. Using the Papertrey Ink Mix and Mat Plaid Die, I cut the frame from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using Memento Tuxedo black ink, I stamped the sentiment at the top of the card. On a separate sheet of white cardstock I stamped the three plants in Garden Green ink and Pear Pizzazz ink. Using the coordinating dies, I cut out each plant. I stamped the two plant pots in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. I die cut the plant pots using the coordinating die. I adhere the plants and plant pots to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
For the second card, I created the base from Pear Pizazz cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in the lower left corner using Intense-ified black ink. I die cut the black frame from Basic Black cardstock. Sorry - I can't recall who makes this die! I cut a sheet of white cardstock to fit behind the window frame and stamped the plants in Garden Green ink and Pear Pizzazz ink. Lastly I stamped the palm plant in Pear Pizzazz ink and die cut it using the coordinating dies. I stamped the plant pot in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white embossing powder. I die cut the plant pot and then I adhered this palm plant to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend friends!
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Hello friends and happy Thursday! I have been mentioning recently that my own supply of cards is getting particularly low, especially when it comes to birthday cards, which I send out frequently. Unfortunately, I have gotten out of the habit of making multiples of cards when I sit down to create. By making them one card at a time (on the average of three to four cards per week), it was not giving me a lot of cards to have on hand! So, last weekend I took a birthday card that I had made in the past and decided to replicate the same card in four different colors. I made four of each card, and within an hour's time I had SIXTEEN new birthday cards to add to my supply!
Sixteen cards! IN. AN. HOUR. OMG, I'll be doing this WAAAAAAaaaaayyyy more often!
It's a really great way to add to your collection, especially if you send a lot of cards, like me!
I used the Altenew Beautiful Heart stamp set to create today's cards:
Ink colors used for the flowers: Rich Razzleberry, Lovely Lipstick, Gorgeous Grape (Stampin' UP!)
*All leaf ink colors are the same for all four cards: Pistachio Pudding, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green (Stampin' UP!)
Ink colors used for the flowers: Daffodil Delight, Pineapple Punch, Crushed Curry (Stampin' UP!)
Ink colors used for the flowers: Cantelope Crisp, Mango Medley, Calypso Coral (Stampin' UP!)
Ink colors used for the flowers: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' UP!)
If the shoe fits, they say you buy it in every color, right? I say, if the card works, MAKE one in every color! This particular floral layout would also work well for sympathy and get well cards too. In fact, I think I see sixteen more cards coming in the near future in additional colors!
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Hi friends, today I'm sharing a card with you that we made in my last stamp camp. It was only the second time I had used the Sketchy Landmarks stamp set from Altenew and the Westminster Abbey stamp made for a beautiful wedding card. It's very simple and elegant in black and gold. I love that this set also comes with a variety of greetings that would work well as a sympathy or more religious card too.
Full list of supplies at end of post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4x 4" sheet of Gold Foil paper for the first mat. I cut a 5" x 3 3/4" sheet of Basic Black cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using a now-retired star embossing folder from Stampin' UP! I stamped the church on a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed it in gold embossing powder.
Here is the Sketchy Landmarks stamp set from Altenew that I used to create this card:
I hope you have enjoyed today's card. Thanks for visiting!
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Happy Friday, friends! I hope you have fun things for the weekend ahead! I am super excited because for the first time in FOUR weeks I will not be painting my house! Instead, I have a stamp camp on Saturday morning and then no plans for the rest of the weekend. I truly look forward to a little bit of downtime.
Today I am sharing another beautiful color layering floral card. This card features the new Build A Flower: Hyacinth from Altenew and I think this one is currently favorite Altenew stamp so far! I am always impressed with the designs Altenew produces, but these layering stamps are beyond!
*Full supply list at end of post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Kraft cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Stitched Scalloped rectangle dies, I cut the first layer from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. On the lower right side of this white paper, I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink. I stamped the purple flower furthers to the right directly onto the white cardstock. The other two flowers I stamped on a separate sheet of white cardstock and die cut them before adhering them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped each hyacinth in two colors (a light and a dark shade) for added contrast. The stems/leaves were also stamped in two colors. I added a couple randomly placed rhinestones to the card front and lastly I added a layer of Clear Wink of Stella for added sparkle.
Here is the Build a Flower: Hyacinth from Altenew that I used to create this card:
I hope you have enjoyed today's card! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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Hello friends and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! I have been crazy busy re-painting my entire house for the last two weeks. Yes, I mean ENTIRE house! Walls, ceilings, baseboards, heat registers, window trim, and crown molding! All of it! No, I didn't decide to just do one room of the house, but every single room. Two weeks into this project, I'm completely regretting that decision! Note to self - next time start with ONE room. I'm utterly exhausted and have pretty much burned both nostrils from the scents of primer, polyurethane and bleach. But, despite the perpetual tiredness and body aches and pains, I must say, the house is looking quite nice and it feels fresh and new again after 14 years.
I wish I could say that I've been busy making cards, but honestly, I haven't been in my craft room in over a month now! There simply has not been any time. So, for now, I'll be sharing some cards I made during my social media hiatus and during the transition from Super Stamp Girl to this new website. Today's beautiful floral cards feature the Peruvian Lily stamp set from Altenew. This stunning color layering set has rapidly become one of my current favorite floral stamp sets.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched rectangle dies, I die cut the rectangle also from the Neenah Solar White Smooth paper. I stamped the layers of the Peruvian Lily in Coastal Cabana ink, Marina Mist ink, Daffodil Delight ink and Calypso Coral ink. The stamen of each flower was stamped in Tuxedo Memento black ink. I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink and Granny Apple Green ink. All the ink colors I use are from Stampin' UP! I die cut both lilies out and layered them on the card front using 3M foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner using Tuxedo Memento Black ink. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and it is called "Inside & Out Birthday II." I added a couple randomly placed clear rhinestones and then lastly, I added a layer of Clear Wink of Stella over both flowers for added sparkle.
Here is the beautiful Peruvian Lily stamp set from Altenew that I used to create today's cards:
Using the same Peruvian Lily stamp set I created a second card, in another color palette, to show you the versatility of this beautiful stamp.
For this card I used the following ink colors: Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. I also added pink rhinestones in lieu of clear rhinestones.
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