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Merriest Moments by Stampin’ Up

Today’s card was made using the Merriest Moments Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up. It is time again for my team’s Color Challenge. We were assigned the colors Polished Pink, Mango Melody, and Mossy Meadow. I decided that I wanted to make a poinsettia card.

Today’s Video

While I chose to use the Merriest Moments stamp set, we have other stamp sets that include poinsettias. In fact, you could substitute any flower stamp and make cards for any occasion!

For each card, you will need to stamp 4 Mossy Meadow large leaves, 2 Polished Pink large leaves, 6 Polished Pink medium leaves, and 4 Mango Melody berry groupings. This will include pieces for adding a poinsettia to the inside layer of your card. Be sure to watch the video for instructions on how to group and assemble these pieces.

I also cut three circles of vellum. I adhered the circles to the card base. The flowers get adhered to them. You will notice that I used two different dies to cut my vellum. A different one on each version. I wanted you to see that you don’t always have to use the exact things that I use. As much as we would love to own every single thing from the Stampin’ Up catalogs, we don’t.

Another Version Of My Merriest Moments Card

Each card has a strip of the In Color Designer Series Paper in Polished Pink. They both have a strip of Mossy Meadow as well. The difference is the width of the Mossy Meadow strip. You will note that the smaller strip allowed a gap of the Basic White cardstock to peek through on my original card. I also took time to emboss the DSP with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

The card that I made on the video used the wider strip that aligned flush with the top of the card. The Polished Pink layer was not embossed.

No Boring Inside Layers

Here is how I chose to decorate the inside of my card. I felt the plain white inside was just a little sad. And I also decorated my envelope by adding embossed cardstock to the flap and I added a poinsettia to the front of my envelope. Those details don’t take much time and really elevate the look of your stationery!

I hope that you are inspired to take this layout and make some cards of your own! Then take those cards and mail them to someone that needs a little blessing. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Basic White Cardstock: Scraps or large enough for stamped images
  • Polished Pink DSP: 1″ x 4 1/4″
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ for thick border or 1 1/4″ for thinner border
  • Vellum: Scraps for die-cut shapes

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A fun fold greeting card made using Stampin' Up products.

A Corner Fun Fold Card

I saw this cute corner fun fold card the other day and decided it would be a fun card to share with you! It is very simple and you could make a bunch of these cards in one session. The card in today’s video features products from the Trimming The Town Suite. However, any stamps and paper can be used easily.

Today’s Video

More Corner Fun Fold Cards

I failed to mention this in the video but I would recommend stamping and coloring your images on additional cardstock first. Secondly, cutting them out. And then adhering them to your fun fold. You could most likely get by with regular stamping. However, you cannot use your Stampin’ Blend markers directly on the fun fold portion. They would bleed through for sure!

An elegant Christmas card.  It is Mossy Meadow and Copper Foil.  This fun fold is made using Stampin' Up products.

I like that this corner fun fold is made on a simple card front. This makes it much lighter for sending through the mail. And if you dislike writing in greeting cards, this is a perfect card for you!

This last card might just be my favorite one. It is on Magenta Madness cardstock. The Designer Series Paper is the Artistry Blooms DSP. And I used the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punch. These colors just make my heart smile!

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 3″ x 9″, scored at 3” and 6”, additional for stamped images
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Pool Party Cardstock: Scrap

Thank you so much for spending some of your time visiting my blog. As always remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

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A greeting card made with Stampin' Up's Curvy Christmas Bundle

It’s A Curvy Christmas

It’s A Curvy Christmas here in Stampin’ Up world! Earlier this week, Stampin’ Up released a new collection of products called the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle. There are swoops and curves and they are so much fun to play with on our cards!

Today’s Video:

Let Me Try To Explain It All

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle consists of the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper, the Curvy Christmas stamp set, and the Quite Curvy Bundle. The Quite Curvy Bundle is made up of the Quite Curvy stamp set and the Curvy dies. These two items must be purchased as a bundle. It is so confusing when they name things all so similarly! I hope I can explain this in a way that makes sense! 🙂 The Christmas stamp set and the paper can each be purchased individually. Furthermore, they will only be offered until the end of the year or until the supply runs out. The Quite Curvy stamps and dies must be purchased together. In addition, these two items will be in the upcoming January-June Mini Catalog but Stampin’ Up made the decision to offer it as an early release.

Hopefully these graphics will help you see the different components.

Also, If you want everything you can simply order the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle and save 10%!

Curvy Christmas Cards

I like that can create whimsical, rustic, and elegant cards all with this set. The paper pack is great! The featured colors are Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White. In total, here are a total of eight different prints.

A greeting card on a Whisper White base.  It has Shaded Spruce Designer Series Paper on the front.  It is stamped with a whimsical row of trees.  This card was made using Stampin' Up products.
The top layer of the card that I made with the Shaded Spruce ribbon bow on the front was glued together, stamped, and then embosses using the Subtle embossing folder. I wanted to take a photograph to show you that up close detail. It adds an element of texture to the card. However, it doesn’t show up well on video. Additionally, I love that the embossing mirrors the background pattern of the ribbon used on the card.
An up close photo of a greeting card showing the embossing that was used.

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Card Measurements

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Gold Foil Sheet: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Shimmery White Cardstock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • DSP: 2″ x 6″

Thank you for taking some of your time to drop by my blog and YouTube channel! Please consider giving me a thumbs up on YouTube and subscribing to my channel. I would appreciate it greatly! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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A Christmas Card in Very Vanilla and Pretty Peacock. It was made using Stampin' Up products.

Christmas Gleaming By Stampin’ Up

The featured cards today are made using the stamp set Christmas Gleaming By Stampin’ Up. This stamp set is a returning favorite in the annual catalog! I actually used these products for the majority of my personal Christmas cards last year. This Specialty Designer Series Paper features gold foiling. It is stunning!

Today’s Video:

More Christmas Gleaming Cards:

I really do love the copper foil in the paper. However, the reverse sides of the DSP features designs in Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, and Pretty Peacock that would be a little less formal. Of course, you can use the stamps to design a card in whatever color that you like. I am a little sad, however, that this will be the last Christmas to use Pretty Peacock before it retires.

This greeting card is made of Whisper White and Seaside Spray cardstock.  It has an image of a Christmas ornament on it.  The card was made using Stampin' Up products.

After I finished filming, I decided to go ahead and add some Star Designer Elements to my card. They added such a nice touch. You can see them in the photo above. Sometimes it is just the smallest details that take a card from finished to wow!

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Card Measurements:

  • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4 inches
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (Inside) plus a scrap for the sentiment
  • Copper Foil Paper: 1 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Ribbon: 4 1/4″

A handmade card does not always need to be difficult to be impressive. Sometimes, our wonderful DSP is just too pretty to cover up! As always remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Thanks for joining me,

Sally

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This is a photo of a bright blue and red Christmas card that is made on today's video.

Trimming The Town

Let’s go Trimming The Town! The stamp set from this suite is part of Stampin’ Up’s Making a Difference campaign. A portion of the proceeds from each stamp set sold is donated to charities that support infertility, foster care, and adoption. The images are representative of new homes for many children and welcoming in new members for families. My life has been impacted by each one of these situations. Therefore, that is why I am so thankful that Stampin’ Up has committed to make a difference in these areas.

Today’s Trimming The Town Video:

I love fun fold cards! That is why I chose to demonstrate one for you today. Some people find them intimidating But, if you simply break them down step-by-step, they are fun. Today’s card just has more steps and more pieces than a traditional card. But it isn’t hard at all.

Here Are Some Card Examples:

This is the card we made today on the video. I really do love both versions! Do you have a favorite?

This is a bright blue and red Christmas card, It has a whimsical image of a house on the front.

The inside of the two cards vary only slightly. But there are differences in image layout and colors used. You could alternate your panels between DSP and Whisper White card stock as shown or make all of the panels DSP or all Whisper White cardstock. You could also alternate the height of each panel in the row for an entirely different look.

This is the inside of a handmade greeting card.  It features four panels that are each decorated with fun winter images.  Products by Stampin' Up.

My images are colored using Stampin’ Blend alcohol markers. Of course, you could absolutely use watercolor pencils or watercolor using our ink refills and a water painter. And while the coordinating DSP is uses a lot of bright colors, the sky is the limit when it comes time for you to select your color palette! This card is my take on a more nature themed version. It would even make a great birthday card for someone with a winter birthday.

A handmade Christmas card that is Early Expresso brown and Old Olive green.  It features a woodsy winter scene.  The card is made with Stampin' Up products.
A greeting card that features a cute little red car hauling a Christmas tree.  It is made with products from Stampin' Up's Trimming the Town Suite.

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Card Measurements:

  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White Cardstock and/or DSP: (4) 2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock:1 3/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, and 8 1/4″
  • Whisper White Cardstock: (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: (4) 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″

Thank you so much for taking some of you time to visit my blog. I hope that today’s fun fold card brought you a smile! As always remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

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