Pretty Spring Cards

Have you tried using the Scalloped Notecards yet? I love how versatile these are and how they go with so many different Designer Series Papers. When I saw the limited edition Pleased As Punch DSP, I knew it would go perfectly with these notecards! The paper is so bright and cheerful.  The pretty colors and scalloped edges of the notecards compliment the imagery of the DSP nicely. At $8.00 for a set of 20 cards the notecards and matching envelopes are an amazing value!

This card above was the quickest card of the bunch! I layered at strip of the bloom patterned DSP cut at 2 3/8” x 5” onto the card base.  I had spare pieces of the Daffodil Delight and Whisper White labels cut from the Stitched So Sweetly dies that were left over from a class. I layered these on the DSP adding a strip of the Terracotta Tile linen ribbon between them. 

The sentiment is from the Under My Umbrella stamp set and is stamped in Terracotta Tile. I used the Small Bloom Punch, a free SAB gift, to punch three blooms to accent the sentiment. Of course I had to add some sparkle using the Holiday Rhinestones in yellow. I love the cheerful look of this card!

This was a quick and easy card too. I used the Tulip Builder Punch and Stitched So Sweetly dies to Create this design. The Ruched Daffodil Delight ribbon anchors the sentiment perfectly. The leaves on the outer edges are attached directly to the Whisper White background. The right and left tulips are glued on top of the leaves. The center tulip and leaf are popped up on dimensionals and the sentiment is as well. I inked the edges of the sentiment label for depth and finished it with yellow rhinestones. This design is great for a thank you, Mother’s Day or birthday card too!

Oh my gosh, I just love the raindrop pattern! I used the Under My Umbrella bundle to make this sweet card. The umbrella is punched from the DSP and the boots are stamped twice and fussy cut - I layered the left boot on top of the second image to the boots to give more depth.

Then I stamped 2 of the large flower grouping and 4 of the small To add flowers to the umbrella and boots. The flowers are colored in coordinating shades with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut - did I say that I love fussy cutting? I do - it is so relaxing and fun!  The sentiment is stamped on a scrap in Balmy Blue and fussy cut too.  I created a frame by layering two of the scalloped rectangle shapes from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I added more sparkly goodness with Basic Rhinestones for centers on the larger flowers. This card is perfect for a shower, to give encouragement or just to say Hi!

This tulip card card is my favorite of this set! The basket is made by embossing a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock using the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder which I inked with Early Espresso. I cut the piece to a 2” x 1.5” rectangle then angled it. The edge of the basket is 3/8” x 2.25”. I tied a piece of linen thread around the basket before adding the sentiment - tip, use a glue dot on the back to help secure the thread so you can tie the bow. The sentiment is stamped in Petal Pink.

To make the stems, I curved the straight stem in the Timeless Tulips stamps set as I mounted it to the block - don’t you love photopolymer stamps???  I used Old Olive and stamped off. Then I fussy cut the stems. I glued the top of the stem under the tulip and then glued the bottom of the stem to the card base leaving the center to be raised up giving a 3D effect.  To give the tulips a double bloom effect, I used the Tulip Builder Punch to make extra petals that are layered under the main bloom. To get the right and left petals to appear mirrored, I turned one tulip upside down in the punch and then I punched it. To make the leaves I punched each one twice to make them slightly narrower. I think that size is the best fit for the notecard! And to add some shiny goodness, I added two of the pink rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones. The sentiment is stamped on the smallest label in the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Who wouldn’t love having one of these cute cards waiting for them in their mailbox?  Let me know which card is your favorite in the comments below.

Don’t miss out on the Pleased As Punch DSP - it is available until March 31st, or while supplies last. You can shop for the paper and all the supplies to create these cards by clicking on the products below. 

If you order the first five items below, you can select the small bloom punch as a level 2 Sale-A-Bration gift. And you will have the paper and tools to make 20 cards!

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Paper Pumpkin Is Turning 7!

Happy Birthday Paper Pumpkin!!

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: seven years of delivering fun, easy, creative projects right to your door. To thank everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!
The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box - see the sneak peek above! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

About the March Kit
  •        Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  •         Notecard size: 5" x 3-1/2" (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
  •         Envelope size: 5-1/8" x 3-5/8" (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

About the FREE Stamp Set
  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  •  The additional stamp set is a 4x6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.
Subscribe by March 10th to get this special edition kit!

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Pleased As Punch Spring Sampler

Pleased As Punch Spring Sampler

Leticia's Sampler Page - Photo credit Leticia Hernandez

My favorite part of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the friendships I have made and the fun that comes with creative collaboration.

I am part of a large group of demonstrators under the leadership of Patty Bennett (I am in awe of her $2 million dollars in sales).  Our team is aptly called the Luv2Stamp group.  When I joined a little over two years ago, I was welcomed into the group by Patty and several other demos from across the country. We have a Facebook group where we share ideas, offer encouragement, and celebrate our successes. The kindness and generosity of this group amazes me.

I quickly became friends with one of our team members Leticia Hernandez, aka DIYDiva, and started crafting with her virtually via Facebook Messenger.  We hit it off quite well!  She and I had an amazing road trip to OnStage in Salt Lake City last year. Since then we have gotten together in person or via the web to collaborate on projects. When the pre-order for the Product Coordination Release was announced we decided to make a sampler using the Pleased As Punch DSP.

Leticia shared her sampler at our next team meeting and before you know it, we had a group of demonstrators asking us to do a class for the sampler - so we decided why not?

I have to give major props to Leticia for her preparation for the class and for her ingenious tips. You need to follow her Facebook page, DIYDiva, and catch her Live videos - she has sooo many great tips!  She created spacers from chipboard to help with the layout and amazed everyone with how perfect and easily everything was aligned.  Being a numbers gal, I handled the registration and budget side of the class. We each love the design process and let one idea lead to another to come with the finished project.

The class was held last Saturday and we had a blast!  We had six of our teammates attending including with our fearless leader Patty.  She is featuring her sampler on her blog today so be sure to check it out here.  Everyone had fun creating their sampler and putting their special touches to make it their own. This was a very inspiring afternoon!

We took the theme of Product Coordination to heart! We made gift bags from the Pleased As Punch DSP to hold the extra goodies they would receive with their kits.  In addition to the gift bags we had decorated acetate boxes that held an ink spot and sponge also using the Pleased As Punch DSP and the Tulip builder punch.  

Coordination is one of the many things that sets Stampin’ Up! apart from other papercrafting companies.  It is one of the things that appealed to me as a customer and led me to sign up as a demonstrator.  The reason I will always be a demonstrator is the friendships I make with other demonstrators and my customers.  I have found my tribe and want to be a part of this forever!

Would you like being part of a team of like minded crafty people?  If you have ever considered becoming a demonstrator, I would like to invite you to join my team.  You too will become part of the larger Luv2Stamp group as well as a member of my Stamp-n-Paper Junkies.  Joining during Sale-A-Bration has added freebies with your starter kit.  If you would like to get more information, feel free to ask me anything without any pressure from me. I love what I do and want to share that with you so you too can know what Stampin’ Up! has to offer.

Click here to shop my online store for the products used in our Spring Sampler.

Happy Stamping!