The Golden Honey Bee Specialty Designer Series Paper is golden goodness! (Plus, you can get it FREE with any $50 order. More about that later!) I couldn't resist making these elegant cards drenched in gold. Make sure to read all the way through to the end for a bonus 4th card.
I stamped the curved greeting from the Honey Bee stamp set on Whisper White with the same Memento ink pad. To cut it out, I used two different circles from the Layering Circles dies. Then, I trimmed the sides to the right length. I cut the hive from gold cardstock with the Detailed Bee dies as well. I layered everything and added some black grosgrain ribbon from my stash. The card front is adhered to a Basic Black card base.
After I cut the hive from gold cardstock, I embossed it with the Corrugated 3D embossing folder. I love this look! It really gives the hive dimension. The "thanks" is cut using the Well Written dies. Everything is layered on a Basic Black card base with a black strip and a black bee cut with the Detailed Bee dies.
One of the best things about the Golden Honey Bee Specialty DSP is that you can get it FREE during Sale-A-Bration. If you order the Honey Bee Bundle (the stamp set and dies) plus a package of gold foil sheets and a combo pack of Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, you can choose the Golden Honey Bee DSP as your FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
I just can't get enough of the Golden Honey Bee Specialty DSP. It is just so elegant and striking. It makes me want to gobble it up, just like honey!
It's hard to resist the classic color scheme of red, white, and black - with just a hint of bright green thrown in. The colors really pop! So, when I opened my package of Golden Honey Bee Specialty Designer Series Paper (which you can get FREE during Sale-A-Bration), I knew I had to use the black and white patterned papers with the Painted Poppies stamp set. All of these cards use Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, and Granny Apple Green.
The piece of Basic Black cardstock was then layered on Whisper White cardstock before being added to the card front. I added three Basic Rhinestones to the side to give it a little extra bling. Finally, I attached the card front to a Poppy Parade card base.
The front is Whisper White cardstock layered on Basic Black. I added a strip of black and white striped paper, also layered on black, to the front before layering on the circle, the poppy, and the greeting. I finished by attaching the card front to a Whisper White card base.
All this black, white, red, and green is so fresh and bright it makes me think of summer, despite the piles of snow outside my door!
I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to patterned paper. It's so pretty that I want it all! Patterned paper also makes it easy to create cards quickly.
The next set of cards feature patterned paper from three different sets of DSP. On some of the cards, I even mixed paper from different sets.
The ribbon on the front is the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon from the January-June Mini Catalog. However, I wanted Petal Pink ribbon. Luckily, the Stampin' Blends color this ribbon beautifully. I held it to the brush tip of the dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blend and pulled the ribbon across the marker. In just a few moments it was dry and ready to tie around my card front. I then attached the whole thing to a Purple Posy card base.
I stamped a greeting from the Friend Like You stamp set in Melon Mambo ink on a circle of Whisper White cardstock cut with the Layering Circles dies. I added this to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, I attached the card front to a Melon Mambo card base.
I absolutely love using patterned papers and letting it shine as the star of the show on my cards. I hope that I've inspired you to pull out some of your own patterned paper and use it!
Last week, I talked about making cards from my scrap bin. These card fronts were languishing in my bin waiting to be turned into cards. I had tried this technique a while back and for some reason I never finished off the cards.
I'm in love with these dinosaurs! They are so much fun and the sentiments that go with them really take the cake. While these stamps are great for little kids, big kids will love them too! I think this is my go-to stamp set for sending cards to college kids.
The Dino Days stamp set is Roarsome!
To finish the card, I layered the image on Pumpkin Pie and Gray Granite cardstock. I also stamped the greeting on small strip of Very Vanilla cardstock with Gray Granite ink. I layered it on Pumpkin Pie cardstock before adding to the card front. Once again, a quick and easy card that is perfect for Mother's Day.
I layered a piece of Old Olive patterned paper from the 6" x 6" Regals Designer Series Paper pack on a piece of Old Olive cardstock. Then, I attached a piece of Real Red ribbon across the DSP. I attached this to an Old Olive card base. I adhered the tulip cluster to the front. Then, I stamped the greeting in Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it using the Stitched Rectangle dies.
On a card base made from Rococo Rose cardstock, I adhered a piece of the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. For this card, I didn't have ribbon to match. Instead, I used small strips of coordinating pieces of the Woven Threads DSP to give the same effect as ribbon.
I finished the card off by stamping the "happy birthday" greeting in Rococo Rose ink and cutting it using another die from the Stitched Rectangle dies. I attached it with dimensionals to help it pop off the page.
My scrap bin was bursting with discarded images and shapes, and this snowy weekend seemed like the perfect time to turn them from trash to treasure!
Whenever I am stamping, I put any stamped images or die-cut shapes that I decide not to use for whatever reason into a small tub. My thought is that someday, I will come back and do something useful with those pieces. Today was that day.
I started by dumping out the contents of my scrap bin on my stamp table. I sorted through everything by putting like shapes and images together. I also started putting aside bits and pieces that I was most interested in working with. I put a few things neatly back in the tub right away, knowing that it was not yet time to transform them into a beautiful card. Then, I got to work.
I quickly made over a dozen cards. I'm going to showcase a few below and others will be the subject of upcoming blog posts. So, if you see a card you like that's not explained below, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to get updates about my blog.
Even after putting together over a dozen cards, my scrap bin is still full! I'll need to spend some more time crafting with my leftovers. Do you have a scrap bin? I'd love to hear about your creations in the comments below.
I'm so excited to be participating in the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop this year! Our first hop of 2020 is a Birthday Bash. All of the bloggers have created some amazing projects to share with you that are perfect for celebrating birthdays. I hope you'll click through and check them all out! The next blogger on the hop is Maureen Rauchfuss. So, when you're done here, hop over to her blog to see the projects she's created!
Isn't that super fun?!? I love the excitement of sliding out the box bottom and having the four interior boxes pop out everywhere! It's a great way to add a little pizzazz to giving a gift card or a birthday message. I found this neat project in a blog post by Krystal of Red Hot Stampers. I have rewritten and adapted parts of her tutorial, but you might want to jump over there and see her take on it.
I've decorated my box with the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper from the January - June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Here's a Card stamp set. On the inside of the box bottom, I used the Broadway Birthday stamp set. The cardstock is Mango Melody and Bermuda Bay. I used these same colors for the ink as well as Terracotta Tile and Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
There are three parts to this project: The box bottom, the band that goes around the box bottom, and the four pop-out boxes.
5. Cut the corners out like the picture above. The solid blue lines are the cut lines. The dotted green lines are fold lines that you have already scored.
6. You will notice there are dotted blue lines that create triangles inside the triangular shapes at the sides. You will need to score these. I find the middle of the diagonal line and then score from that point to the opposite corner of the triangle.
10. Twist the rubber band and slide it over the other side and into the accordion groove. Then, adhere the two sides of the triangles on that side.
11. Finally, adhere the flap on the end to close the box.
12. Decorate the outside of the boxes as you wish. I used the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper from the January - June 2020 Mini Catalog.
13. Collapse the pop-out boxes by pinching the sides and close them inside the slide-out box bottom and sleeve.
14. Give to a friend and wait for the surprise!
I hope you've enjoyed this box project and card as much as I do! Thanks for visiting the blog today and make sure to go take a look at all the projects on this month's hop!
1. Rachel Rife
2. Kim Lamos
3. Teri Pocock
4. Cheryl Taylor
5. Jo Blackman
6. Steph Jandrow
7. Katja Ettig
8. Lisa Ann Bernard
9. Kim Quade
10. Heidi Collins <-- You Are Here!
11. Maureen Rauchfuss
12. Jean Bolen Beaulieu
13. Anne Marie Hile
14. Barbara Welch
15. Melissa Thomas
16. Sue Vine
I will be doing a Virtual Stamp Class as a Facebook Live event on February 12. Through a series of live Facebook videos, I will be demonstrating these four projects. There will also be specials, games, and all the fun stuff of a stamp class! If you'd like to join me, please RSVP to my Facebook event.
If you'd like to stamp along with me during the class (or after), you can order a Make-n-Take kit for only $40. The kit includes the Painted Poppies stamp set, a Wink of Stella pen, and all of the cardstock and accessories to make all four projects. Be sure to order by January 25, 2020 to have your kit in time for the Facebook Live event. You can find more details on the Card Classes by Mail page.
I finally got a chance to sit down and play with some new Designer Series Paper yesterday. Sometimes, the patterned paper is so pretty that all it needs is the addition of a sentiment to create a beautiful card. That is what I did here.
Using dimensionals, I layered the sentiment on ribbon and linen thread from the Annual Catalog. I also added three copper brads below the sentiment. The whole card front is attached to a Pretty Peacock card base. This truly is a quick and easy card that still has loads of texture and interest!
Heidi Collins, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
I have been stamping, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for over 20 years, and I love helping others explore the joy of making beautiful projects for yourself and others.
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