Monday, April 28, 2014

Amazing Mother's Day Card

Pretty card for an amazing Mom | Stampingville #cardmaking #StampinUp

Is your Mom amazing?  This pretty Mother's Day Card will tell her just that using the Stampin' Up! Amazing Family stamp set. This set will be retiring soon, but you'll also be able to use it again for Father's Day, for a special brother or sister, or an amazing friend or two.

The stamp images in this set look terrific when heat embossed, and I used one of my favorites - Pewter Embossing Powder - also due to retire. It really does look much different than Silver Embossing in a side by side comparison.

Create an interesting layer on your card by stamping on a long panel of cardstock, then simply punch each end using the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. It creates the perfect opening for tying on a little twine or ribbon! The Calypso Coral Baker's Twine is another retiring product.

Easy to create die-cut flowers and leaves. #StampinUp #papercrafts


Add a pretty layered flower to any card or project in a snap using the Floral Fusion Sizzlits Die. It creates three flowers in graduated sizes, perfect for layering. Add a small button, brad, or cardstock to the center for a little pizzazz. The Little Leaves Sizzlits Die provided two perfectly sized leaves for this flower, snipped from the full die-cut. Both the Floral Fusion and Little Leaves Sizzlits Dies are ... you guessed it ... retiring!

Still looking for another Mother's Day Card idea? Check out this sweet card for Mom I created last year using the Amazing Family stamp set.

Last Chance! Hundreds of Stampin' Up! products are retiring and it's your last chance to get them before they are gone. All retiring rubber stamps and accessories are only available while supplies last, so order your favorites now.







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Friday, April 25, 2014

Lovely Little Labels Love Card For Mother's Day


Cute card for Mother's Day with lots of love | Stampingville #cardmaking #StampinUp!


How about sending Mom a little love with this cute Lovely Little Labels card? This card features several retiring Stampin' Up! products including the Background Builders and Lovely Little Labels stamp sets, plus two of the retiring In Colors, Raspberry Ripple (cardstock and ink) and Primrose Petals (ribbon).

This would also make a cute anniversary or I love you card, but the girly details and colors are more suited for a woman. It will definitely show Mom your love for her on Mother's Day!

Tiny little labels packed with love | Stampingville


The tiny postage stamp is a breeze to create using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Simply stamp the frame image (8 times) onto cardstock, then use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to perfectly align the tiny heart in the center. All that's left to do is punch out the frame images using the tiny postage stamp punch from the Little Labels Punch Pack.

The larger postage stamp shapes were simple to create as well. I stamped the script text stamp from the Background Builders stamp set numerous times down a sheet of Smoky Slate cardstock using Smoky Slate ink. Then just punched away using the (full size) Postage Stamp Punch to create an instantly coordinating background layer for the tiny postage stamps.

Cute way to coordinate little layers | Stampingville


I couldn't resist adding a cute wood heart in the center - the Essentials Wooden Elements are adorable! The Petite Curly Label Punch (so cute!) is the perfect size for layering directly under the tiny postage stamp shape. For an easy wow, I used little bits of Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the layers of the smaller elements.

If you won't be mailing your card, you can add a tiny Pearl or Rhinestone Jewel to the center of each tiny heart. I really wanted badly to do this, but since most of my cards do get mailed, I mustered up the restraint and kept the card thickness at an acceptable level for the post office.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Handmade Gift for Mom: Framed Beautiful Butterflies

Gift for Mom: Handmade Framed Butterfly Wall Decor | Stampingville


I first shared this craft project in 2011 and it’s by far my most popular project, still drawing in visitors to this day. (Thank you, Pinterest!) Sadly, the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die has landed on the Stampin’ Up! Retiring List and will not be available for purchase after May 31 (or while supplies last). This framed paper-crafted wall hanging would make a beautiful handmade Mother’s Day Gift that Mom will really treasure and be proud to display.

This project is very easy to create using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Butterfly Dies & Embosslits, and Embossing Folders. It can be created in any coordinating color scheme to match the recipient’s décor or favorite colors.

Embossed and die-cut butterflies take flight in this framed decor piece | Stampingville


The color scheme for my version pictured here is Cajun Craze, More Mustard, and Crumb Cake (More Mustard is retired). The stamped image in the lower corner is from the Just Believe Stamp Set (also retired), but a good substitute is the flower image from the Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set (see supply list below) or any similar solid silhouette flower stamp you may have. A solid image will work best for stamping over printed patterned paper.

Notice the sweet lace-like ribbon? That's the 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim (retiring too!). This delicate vintage looking trim comes in a natural ivory to use as is, or it can be dyed using Classic Stampin' Ink Refills to color coordinate to your projects. Available while supplies last.

Learn more about creating this lovely framed butterfly wall art here.

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