The Sunshine Wishes die set has been a favorite of mine. The dies are, well, “to die for.” The die I’m using today is a butterfly, at least, that’s what it looks like to me. Or, do you think it’s a flower? Either way, I like it in these sunshiny colors.
Sunshine Wishes Butterflies
The three colors are Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, and Lemon Lime Twist. I used the die to cut the butterflies from cardstock in these colors.
To add a bit more color, I snipped pieces of Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP, and used Sponge Daubers with ink pads for coloring. These were lined up on Whisper White cardstock, embossed with the Simple Stripes embossing folder.
My inspiration for the lay-out is this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
To complete the card front, I stamped “Happy Day” from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. And, I added three Glitter Enamel Dots to the butterflies, making them extra happy.
Sunshine Wishes Butterfly
For the inside, I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Better Together stamp set. The rainbow effect was achieved by applying the three ink colors to the stamp before stamping. The cute do-dad is also from Better Together.
You can see the supplies I used for today’s card by continuing to scroll. It’s a bit difficult to read the words backwards in the Sunshine Wishes die set, but you get the idea.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m sending you sunshine wishes!
The challenge at CAS(E) this sketch is my inspiration for today’s project. The jet plane is an eye-catcher. Right?
I’m choosing another flying object; my new, favorite bird from the Serene Garden stamp set.
Serene Garden Bird
Deciding on colors is my biggest hurdle. I land on a Very Vanilla card base with layers of Crumb Cake and Petal Pink, using my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the pieces according to the sketch.
I stamp the Serene Garden bird in Basic Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and pick out five Stampin’ Blends for coloring: Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Ivory, Light Pumpkin Pie, and Light Calypso Coral.
I’m so happy my bird has a die for cutting. But, I want to have some 3D fun, so I stamp a second bird, and fussy cut her right wing. Then, I color it, and place it on dimensionals over her original wing.
To add a little more interest, I emboss the Petal Pink layer with the Subtle embossing folder.
As I’m gluing things together, I’m thinking it’s very “serene,” and will be a good sympathy card. The Rooted in Nature stamp set has the perfect sentiment, “words are never enough.”
I’m also linking my card to the Stamps Paper Ink challenge. It’s card maker’s choice, and this turned out to be among my favorite things.
Having the July 4th holiday in the middle of the week has me confused. But, I’m ready for another weekend. How about you? If you’re needing craft supplies, check out my store. I pictured the ones I used for today’s card. Enjoy!
All I have to do is dream, and this card just makes itself. I love it when that happens! It was “quick & easy” with minimal supplies, which you’ll find at the bottom of this post.
Chase Your Dreams
Not to deviate from the subject, but I have to tell you, I was singing “dream, dream, dream,” while making this card. Do you remember the Everly Brothers’ song, “All I Have To Do Is Dream?” It was recorded in 1958. Thanks to U-Tube, here they are singing their hit song, and you too can sing along.
Back to card making. I began by looking through my new Stampin’ Up sets for a circle. Suddenly, the detailed circle in the Chase Your Dreams die set jumped out at me. So, I cut three of these beautiful circles down the middle of Thick Whisper White cardstock.
Next, a selection of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (the lightest one) was adhered to the back, so it’s peeking through the cut-outs in the circles. Then, I adhered this to a Thick Whisper White card base.
Are you wondering how I got the idea of three, dreamy, circles? Check out this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
The word “dream” is another die in the Chase Your Dreams die set. Wanting it to blend, and be dream-like, I used the same Wood Textures DSP. The word has three layers of cardstock for thickness, giving dimension. And, that’s it for the card.
I decorated the envelope flap with the Simple Stripes embossing folder, so it’s ready to send.
Thanks for stopping by, and allowing me to reminisce a bit. Now, get your supplies to make this easy, dreamy card!
Boy, am I having fun with the Chase Your Dreams feathers! I had this idea to cut them from Vellum cardstock, and here they are:
Chase Your Dreams Feathers
After die cutting five of them, I chose five different Stampin’ Blends for coloring: Light and Dark Old Olive, Light and Dark Bermuda Bay, and Dark Pool Party. Can’t you imagine the beautiful bird that belonged to these feathers?
Deciding how to arrange the feathers was fairly simple, because I’m using this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
I decided to hang my feathers from a strip of Graceful Glass vellum, 4″ X 1/2″. It is backed with Whisper White cardstock for a bit of dimension. My feathers have lots of dimension, because they are flying free, solely attached with Glitter Enamel Dots.
Surprisingly, they seem secure. All I needed to complete this “Clean and Simple card was a sentiment. I found, “Hello, let’s talk soon,” in the Better Together stamp set.
This was such a fun project! Thank you, CAS(E) this sketch team, for the CAS (clean and simple) layout.
Would you like to receive a hand delivered thank you card? Here you go!
Hand Delivered Thank You Card
I can’t get over how cute this girl is! This Host Stamp Set, Hand Delivered, prepares the girl to make deliveries for all occasions. She has balloons, a cake, a stack of books, and a sign that could say just about anything. Today, the sign she is holding (lifted on dimensionals) says “thank you.”
You can see from the picture, she is wearing the striped skirt. It needed to be placed just right, inside the stamped image with her legs, so my Stamparatus came in handy.
It isn’t easy to explain, if you aren’t familiar with the Stamparatus, so here is the Stampin’ Up video explaining it.
Once I had my black and white stamped images, it was time to color. I just received the package of Stampin’ Writes in the new colors, and I was anxious to put them to paper. You’re going to love Petal Pink, because it’s a great skin color. That’s what I used on her hands and legs. I used Granny Apple Green and Mint Macaron on her skirt and shoes, and Coastal Cabana on her sign.
These colors coordinate beautifully with two prints from the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. I cut rectangles of the DSP to fit this week’s CAS(E) this sketch, along with solid cardstock that would serve as 1/16″ layering borders. The girl is layered on Mint Macaron, the flowers on Sweet Sugarplum, and the dots on Wild Wasabi.
The Bermuda Bay ribbon is from the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack.
Why not add one more print to decorate the envelope? This is Mint Macaron Designer Series Paper, from the same collection as the background I used for photographing. I don’t know what I’d do without this 12 X12″ Designer Series Paper!
Thanks for coming by, so I could give you a hand delivered “thank you.”
The first thing I thought of when seeing this week’s CASE this sketch Challenge was our Banners For You Stamp Set. Here’s the sketch:
And, here’s my finished project:
Happy Birthday Banners for You
This triple banner is great, because it gives you room to write (stamp) so many different sentiments. The banner is in the Banners For You Stamp Set, which is carrying over to the new catalog, page 64, and page 32 in the 2017-2018 catalog. Yay! I stamped it in Tranquil Tide on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I’ll show you how I stamped the words:
I lined up “Happy Birthday To You” on top of the banner. Then, I pressed the acrylic block on top of the four words to pick them up. I inked the words and stamped them on the banner at the same time. Make sense? The words are from a retired stamp set, Crazy About You, but the possibility with other stamp sets is limitless.
Another great thing about this Banners for You Stamp Set is, it has the Bunch of Banners Die Set for cutting.
Now, my beautiful, birthday banner needed a beautiful background, and I chose this leaf print from the new Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. I can’t get over how pretty these papers are! I layered it on Whisper White, matching the banner, and a Sahara Sand card base, matching a leaf. Guess I’m into matching, LOL.
Before raising the leaf layer on dimensionals, I tied a piece of Crumb Cake Nature’s Twine around it. Love this twine!
While I was raising, I also added dimensionals to the banner.
I completed the inside by stamping “You’re Awesome” from the Epic Celebrations Stamp Set. I can’t seem to let go of this Sale-A-Bration stamp set.
The pretty leaf is from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, which I stamped in Sahara Sand.
I embossed the envelope flap with a leaf in the Nature’s Roots Die Set. This set has several dies that are meant for embossing, rather than cutting. I just ordered the new Embossing Mats, and I’m anxious to see how they work.
If you’re wondering about the paper you see in the background of my photographs, it’s the backside of the leaf print. You have so many options with Stampin’ Up’s two-sided Designer Series paper.
Off to post my project at the CASE this sketch Challenge. Thanks for stopping by!