Beautifully Braided Card Ideas

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I have 2 Beautifully Braided card ideas for you today that are a result of my Tuesdays @ 2 Facebook Live on 2-25-20.  Here's the live demonstration so you can see the design process as well as some tips on using Beautifully Braided photopolymer stamp set.

I absolutely love the architectural look of these gingko leaves--they are stunning!  The Stampin' Up! artists did a stellar job with this stamp set (January-June Mini Catalog).  For today's handmade card, I went back to my current favorite designer series paper--Lily Impressions--as the perfect complement for this beautiful stamp set.

I'm also sharing the 2nd version of this card for another Beautifully Braided card idea.  During my online demonstration, I offered my viewers the choice of the softer colored gingko leaves, achieved by stamping the inside of the leaves with Pool Party ink, or the stronger colored ones achieved with the Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends Combination of Dark and Light Markers.  

Although Pool Party won the day, I decided to complete another card using the image I began during my Facebook Live.  I paired that image with Mango Melody Cardstock for a totally different look.  I honestly love them both and hope you do, too!

Click here to download your free pdf tutorial complete with color photo, step-by-step instructions, and supply list for the first card.  This is my weekly gift to you here at sweetstamper.com!

I would love for you to comment below with your favorite of my two Beautifully Braided Card Ideas--Soft or Bright?  Let your voice be heard!!!

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Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper for a Gift Card



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I'm continuing to feature the gorgeous and extremely versatile Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper, a free item during the Sale-a-Bration promotion (aka SAB2020) Jan.3-Mar.31.

My cards today, with a pocket inside for a gift card or tickets, use the exact same supplies.  The one difference is I turned the designer paper over!  One side has the uber cool purple design that is a little bit impressionist art and a little bit modern art.  The other side is a gorgeous color wash in Lovely Lipstick, one of the soon-to-be-retired In Colors.

 

 

 

 

SAB SAS Gift Card 2 inside-2Here are a few things to note about my design:

  • I used 2 totally free products:  Lily Impressions DSP and Sending You Thoughts stamp set.
  • Heart Doilies come with 2 colors:  Real Red and Flirty Flamingo.  Flip them over for a 3rd color--white!
  • Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder gives the Whisper White panel at the bottom of the card just the right amount of touchable texture.

I hope you're getting inspired with my card ideas for using Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper.  Although it's a free Sale-a-Bration 2020 item, it is available while supplies last and some items run out as we near the end of the promotion.  So be sure to shop now so you don't miss out.  You NEED this amazing designer series paper for your collection!  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  SHOP NOW!!!


Lovely Lily Pad Stamps, Dies, and Paper--all free SAB2020 items

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I'm showcasing Lily Impressions DSP (Designer Series Paper) all week here on my blog and also at my facebook.com/sweetstamper page.  Today's card idea combines the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP with the coordinating Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and Lily Pad Dies.  These 3 products form a suite for perfect coordination, and they are ALL FREE!

Although the stamps and dies as well as the paper can stand on their own, when you combine them all, there is a bit of creative magic that happens!  Quick, easy, and FUN card-making!  I love how the Lily Impressions Designer Paper forms the perfect serene background for my get well card.  

Sale-a-Bration promotion from Stampin' Up! brings free products with purchase into your hands.  Click here to see all the choices.  Don't wait--SAB2020 is over March 31, and one item has already sold out.  Items are while supplies last, so do your shopping sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Remember that you earn a free item with every $50 spend right now during our Sale-a-Bration promotion.  Free is my favorite price, and I invite you to get some free things!

 

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Tags in Bloom Sneak Peek

Every Tuesday @ 2PM CST I do a handmade card demonstration and then share the free pdf tutorial here on my blog.  Today's card is a sneak peek of Tags in Bloom stamp set, part of the 2nd release Sale-a-Bration product line.  It also uses Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (free with a $50 spend), and I'm featuring that product all week both here on my blog and on facebook.com/sweetstamper.  Click here to download the free pdf tutorial. 

tagsinbloomsab2020stampinuplilyimpressionsdspcandyrattrayI am seriously in love with Lily Impressions DSP!  It is gorgeous and extremely versatile.  For both cards here, I ran 2 different patterns (I actually love them all!) through a die-cutting machine with Springtime Dies.  I couldn't decide which one I liked better.  On my Facebook Live, those watching voted on the Purple Posy as the favorite:)  Click here to watch the demonstration of both cards.

Please note that Tags in Bloom is a 2nd release SAB 2020 stamp set.  What does that mean?  It will be available for free with a $100 spend March 3-March 31.  It coordinates with both Label Me Lovely and Label Me Fancy punches from the Jan-June Mini Catalog and contains 19 stamps!

Which of these 2 cards do you like best?  Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Purple Posy OR
  • Petal Pink

Leave your choice in the comments below, please!

Be sure to go to facebook.com/sweetstamper, like my page, and then set your reminders to receive notifications for my weekly Facebook Lives--Tuesday @ 2.  We have lots of fun plus you get free live project demonstrations.

 

 

 

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Lovely Lily Pad Card Idea

lovelylilypadstampinupsab2020candyrattrayI have a Lovely Lily Pad card idea for you today--another super easy card.  And it uses free (Sale-a-Bration 2020 aka SAB 2020) stamps, designer paper, and dies:) Here are the free items I used in this card:

  1. Lovely Lily Pad stamp set
  2. Sending You Thoughts stamp set
  3. Lily Impressions DSP
  4. Lily Pad Dies

That's a lot of free crafting supplies!  This is such a fun time of year to stock up on basics, grab some of the AWESOME new products in the January - June Mini Catalog and earn free stuff in the process.  Click here to see all the free item selections.

Here are a few features of my Lovely Lily Pad card:

  • I used 2 of our newest In Colors:  Rococo Rose and Purple Posy.  I love how they look with the Lily Impressions DSP.  Although neither of those colors is listed as being in the paper itself, I love how they bring out different shades of pinks and purples in the DSP.
  • The sentiment "What's this I hear?!? Well, all I can say is..." is such a fun greeting for the front of a card.  With the amazingly versatile Sending You Thoughts stamp set (free with a $50 order through March 31:) I can then add a sendingyouthoughtssab2020stampinupcandyrattray
    congratulations or a happy birthday.  With a variety of inside and outside greetings as well as mixed fonts, Sending You Thoughts is a must-have for your crafting collection.
  • I cut out the lotus flower die from a different pattern of the Lily Impressions DSP.  I love how the different colors in my die-cut image bring out the various colors in the DSP--and even in the iridescent gems.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Remember that you earn a free item with every $50 spend right now during our Sale-a-Bration promotion.  Free is my favorite price, and I invite you to get some free things!  SHOP NOW!!!

 

 


Masculine Card with Clubhouse Stamp Set

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Today's share is a free masculine card tutorial featuring Clubhouse stamp set (Jan-June Mini Catalog) from yesterday's Facebook Live.  This will become a weekly blog post.  Tuesdays @ 2 is my weekly Facebook Live and I will be sharing the written tutorial here on my blog the day after--Wednesdays.  Be sure to like my page so you will see them each week! facebook.com/sweetstamper

Click here to see the Facebook Live, complete with video demonstration of today's card plus some other samples using the same stamp set plus the coordinating dies.

If you watch the Facebook Live demonstration, you will see how quickly this handmade card comes together.  I'm a quick and easy girl with a short attention span and little patience:) If I can color this guy, you can too! LOL!  It's fast but brings a really nice result.

Click here for the free written tutorial with step-by-step instructions, measurements, and product list.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Remember that you earn a free item with every $50 spend right now during our Sale-a-Bration promotion.  Free is my favorite price, and I invite you to get some free things!


Fun Fold Valentine with Heartfelt Bundle

Fun fold cards have a way of bringing smiles--they're just fun to open!  I think the unexpected folds are what bring such delight.  Add in some pretty paper and stamping and you have a winner:)  My fun fold Valentine is actually very quick and easy to make.  Heartfelt Bundle and From My Heart DSP are the two main items that make this design come together so nicely.

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This is one of the designs from my Saturday Card Club in January.  This is the last Valentine project I'll be bringing you as we are just days away from the official day when we celebrate love.  You can still make some fun fold Valentines using my measurements.  Just sub out for whatever DSP and stamps you have on hand.  

I demonstrated this card in a Facebook Live and promised the measurements, so here they are:

  • Pool Party Cardstock:  5-1/2" x 7-1/4" scored at 3", 3-3/4" x 1-1/4" scored at 1"
  • Whisper White Cardstock:  5-1/4" x 2-3/8", 3" x 3"
  • DSP:  Small hearts pattern, 5-1/4" x 1-1/2"; pale pink pattern, 5-1/4" x 2-3/4"; striped pattern, 2-1/2" x 1"; a pink and a red foil scalloped foil heart

Once again, I'm using From the Heart Suite of products from Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog for super easy coordination.  Although the color palette is Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, and Whisper White, I added in Pool Party for some welcome coolness to the intense colors.

By finishing off the inside of the arm, I brought another layer of unexpected delight:)

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I hope you will try your hand at making a fancy fold Valentine.  It's super easy and lots of fun.  The smiles you bring are totally worth it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Remember that you earn a free item with every $50 spend right now during our Sale-a-Bration promotion.  Click here to see all the choices.  Free is my favorite price, and I invite you to get some free things!  Shop now!!!

 

 

 

 


From My Heart Suite for a Classic Valentine's Day Card

Product Suites by Stampin' Up! deliver a whole collection of products that beautifully coordinate to take the guess work and "work" out of paper crafting and unleash our creativity.  From My Heart Suite (January-June Mini Catalog) delivers easy creating with plenty of options, versatility, and fun!



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This is one of four designs I created for my January Saturday Card Club.  This quick and easy handmade Valentine features classic colors and design with an updated feel.  It's perfect for the guys and gals in your life!

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I'll point out just a few things about my quick and easy Valentine:

  • Heart Doilies are a steal at just $5 for 40!  You get 20 in Real Red and 20 in Flirty Flamingo.  Turn them over for a third color--Whisper White!
  • The colors in this sheet of paper from From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper are strong, and the stripes are small.  All that intensity of color needs something to calm it down but still let it shine.  Enter--classic black and white!
  • I dressed up the inside of my handmade Valentine with some very simple stamping.  A single arrow was the perfect touch.  Use the same arrow on the envelope for an extra special touch.  This card comes together in minutes--literally!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Remember that you earn a free item with every $50 spend right now during our Sale-a-Bration promotion.  Free is my favorite price, and I invite you to get some free things!

 

 


Stamp-a-Stack, Sale-a-Bration 2020

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Check out my Stamp-a-Stack Class featuring Lily Impressions and Golden Honey Sale-a-Bration Papers!

Be prepared to wow your friends and family with handmade cards all year!  Make SIXTEEN cards in one sitting and be prepared for all the occasions of life this year.  Cards are super prepped so you can just stamp and enjoy.

Priority Mail Shipping available if you want your kits by mail. 

$35 all-inclusive ticket:

  • All prepared supplies for 16 cards and envelopes
  • 2 each of 8 designs 
  • Package of Rhinestones
  • All designs use two stamp sets:  Peaceful Moments (Mini Catalog) and Sending You Thoughts (free Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Option to purchase Peaceful Moments to add on to your class.
  • Includes all punched shapes, embellishments, ribbons, and more!
  • Positive, creative environment for the in person, live class
  • Drinks and snacks to keep you stamping!  I'll tuck in a treat for the classes by mail:)
  • Priority Mail Shipping available if you want your kits by mail. 
  • pdf and video tutorials delivered to your inbox--both in person and by mail
  • Register here by February 9th. 

If you are ordering the class by mail, here are the extra supplies you need in order to complete the cards exactly as I designed them:

2 stamp sets are used for all the cards:

  1. Sending Thoughts--free Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set
  2. Peaceful Moments

I used the following ink colors to complete the cards:

  1. Tuxedo Black Memento Pad
  2. Lovely Lipstick
  3. Pretty Peacock
  4. Blackberry Bliss

Feel free to order any of these additional supplies (or other things) and get the Sending Thoughts stamp set for free!


Heartfelt Suite by Stampin' Up!

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I have another card for you today using the awesome Heartfelt Bundle from Stampin' Up!  I actually used most of the products in the Heartfelt Suite.  Stampin' Up! product suites help you do "one stop shopping" with effortless coordination.  The SU designers do all the work for us so we can just get on with quick, easy, and beautiful projects!

This is one of the cards from my recent class celebrating friendship.  It COULD be used for a Valentine's Day card...or not.  I like versatility with my handmade cards so that I can tailor them to the occasion or person.  But I like having them in my stash, ready to go, with the versatility built in.

Let me point out a few things about my handmade card:

  1. I added a good dash of Pool Party to calm down the very vibrant color palette of Real Red and Flirty Flamingo.  The coolness of Pool Party brings a welcome calm to the intense colors.
  2. Stitched Rectangle Dies are a perfect complement to the Stitched Satin Ribbon.  I love repeating patterns in my designs, and here I chose to repeat TEXTURES.  
  3. Look at those hearts on the inside of my card!  I think the brand new layering heart punches (Heart Punch Pack) make fabulous INSIDES for handmade cards:)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Remember that you get a free Sale-a-Bration item for $50 you spend--while supplies last.