Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today's post and video show how to make some super simple note cards and what to do with those left over die cut pieces that you don't end up using. I also show a really fun and simple technique for those middle pieces from your dies and also a pretty sympathy card.
Let's get started. The video showing how to make today's cards is below.
The first two cards are note cards using the Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp set in the Experience Creativity brochure, which provides projects kits and ideas for the beginner stamper or the stamper who wants to send handmade cards but doesn't have a lot of time. The Experience Creativity brochure is in effect for the same amount of time as the Annual Catalog, which means you can get the items in the brochure from June 4, 2019 through June 2, 2020.
These first two cards use the Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp set and Note Cards & Envelopes listed on page 12 and 13 of the Experience Creativity brochure (the Note Cards & Envelopes can also be found on page 168 of the Annual Catalog). This is such a darling set with some super cute images. I just basically copied the samples found in the Experience Creativity brochure, with a couple of tweaks, to show how easy it is to make cards with this set.
The note cards come already scored, so you only have to fold them. For the owl card, stamp the image a couple of times on the card without the sentiment - I covered the sentiment with a post it note before inking it up. Be sure to remove the post it note before you stamp the image, though! Then stamp the image a third time, including the sentiment.
Color the stamped image with Crumb Cake light and dark blends. You can buy both with one product code, or you can order each one separately. You could also use colored pencils or Stampin Write markers to color the images. If you order the whole suite from the Experience Creativity brochure, you can use one product code and you'll get the stamp set, the note cards & envelopes, a Basic Gray ink pad, a clear block, and watercolor pencils - all for $60.00. What a great price to make 20 cards. And you can use the ink, block, pencils and stamp set over and over. Just buy a new pack of note cards & envelopes (for $7) and you are good to go.
For the flower card, stamp the flower image three times on the note card without the sentiment and one time on a scrap with the sentiment. Color the images with the Stampin Blends (or watercolor pencils or markers). Punch out the image with sentiment using the 2 1/4" punch. Adhere to card using dimensionals.
See how quickly you made two cute cards! So simple!
On the second card, I wanted to use some die cut flowers from the Wild Rose dies that I had left over from a card that I made last week. I had an idea of what I wanted to try to do with the dies but hadn't put anything together. I filmed my process for figuring out how to design a card as I made it.
Gather your supplies:
- To A Wild Rose stamp set
- Wild Rose dies (buy the bundle using product code 151073 and save 10% - link below)
- Mosaic Mood DSP (1 1/2 x 5 1/4")
- Blushing Bride card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2", folded in half)
- Soft Suede cardstock (5 1/4 x 4")
- Very Vanilla cardstock scrap for sentiment (1" strip) and circle
- Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze cardstock dies
- Terracotta Tile cardstock scrap for mat behind circle
- 2" circle punch
- Starburst punch
- Banner Triple punch
- Mossy Meadow velum for leaf die cut and leaf punch
- Leaf punch
- Soft Suede ink
- Calypso Coral ink
Adhere DSP to Soft Suede layer toward left side, touching top and bottom edge of card.
When I cut the flower outline dies for another project, I attached a piece of Press N' Seal to the entire flower before removing the inside pieces. Then I pealed the outline part off of the Press N' Seal so that only the inside parts remain. Adhere flower outline dies in Cajun Craze and Terracotta Tile to right side of Soft Suede layer. Adhere flower outline die to Very Vanilla scrap. Place dots of liquid glue on each piece of the inside pieces, then fit the pieces inside the flower outline. I placed Terracotta Tile inside pieces inside of the Cajun Craze outline.
Punch out the pieced together flower using the 2" circle punch.
Punch a starburst from the Calypso Coral cardstock using the Starburst punch. Adhere the circle to the starburst. Adhere the two layers to the card project using dimensionals.
Stamp "Blessed" using Calypso Coral ink, stamping off a layer of ink on scrap paper before stamping on Very Vanilla strip. Stamp "To be your friend" on top of "Blessed" in Soft Suede ink.
Banner cut each end of the sentiment using the Banner Triple punch or paper snips.
Adhere vellum leaves behind circle layer.
I think the card turned out really cute! That was a fun technique for using up the dies I had left over from the other project. I definitely want to try that technique again!
The last card is a sympathy card I made for a friend who just lost her husband.
The supplies are:
- Memorable Mosaic stamp set
- Timeless Label punch (buy the bundle using product code 151063 and save 10% - link below)
- Well Said stamp set
- Well Written dies
- Petal Pink cardstock (5 1/2 x 8 1/2" - folded in half)
- Mosaic Mood DSP layer (5 1/4 x 4") and scrap for mat behind sentiment
- Very Vanilla for sentiment
- Blackberry Bliss cardstock scrap for word "sympathy"
- Calypso Coral cardstock scrap for butterfly
- Pearl Basic jewels
- Early Espresso Ink
- Mossy Meadow ink
- 5/8" striped organdy ribbon - petal pink
- mini glue dots
Stamp tree trunk from Memorable Mosaic stamp set on Mosaic Mood DSP layer in Early Espresso ink. Stamp leaves in Mossy Meadow ink on DSP layer above trunk. Move stamp slightly and stamp again without re-inking. Move stamp again and stamp a third time without re-inking. This fills in the leaves for the tree.
Stamp "heartfelt" in Early Espresso ink on scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock. Punch out using Timeless Label punch. Die cut word "sympathy" from Blackberry Bliss cardstock and adhere to punched out sentiment. Die cut butterfly from Calypso Coral scrap and adhere to punched sentiment.
Punch Timeless Label from another piece of Mosaic Mood DSP. Cut in half and adhere behind sentiment as mat.
Adhere entire sentiment piece to card front using dimensionals. Adhere DSP layer to card front using multipurpose liquid glue.
Tie ribbon with 5/8" organdy striped ribbon and adhere to card just below sentiment. Adhere three pearls to sentiment.
Stamp sentiment on inside of card.
And there you have it - three pretty easy cards - all made without a specific plan going in so you could see my process. And we got them all finished in about an hour - not too bad for no plan (ha!).
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