Sunday Sketches SS043 - Cool Treats stamp set by Stampin' Up!

It's Sunday and time for another card sketch or as some people might say template. 

Sunday Sketches Series SS043 Cool Treats Stamp SEt by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor-horz
Each week I create a card sketch and then stamp a card using the sketch.  Today's sketch is a clean and simple card sketch.


Cool Treats by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com


I choose the Cool Treats stamp set for today's card.  It seemed like the perfect stamp set for a warm summer day.  In Minnesota summers are often too short!!!  So no time to waste stamping up some cards with this fun stamp set and coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits.

 

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One of my grandchildren's favorite things about staying overnight is Ice Cream for breakfast.  After all it is a diary product right?  They love to add sprinkles and I have a cupboard full of colors and shapes. 

The sprinkles on this ice cream cone are so tiny and a bit of a challenge but I love the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on page 203 of the catalog.  These make tiny items a breeze to adhere to your project. 

 

Stampin up multi purpose adhesvie sheets


Simply cut your cardstock in the desired size and cut the multipurpose sheet the same size.  Peel one side of the adhesive sheet off and place your cardstock on it.  Then run it through the big shot like normal with your die.  Then just peel the sprinkles as they will be self adhesive and adhere to the ice cream cone. 

 

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The cardbase is Pool Party and the ovals are Whisper White (3 1/4" tall oval) and Flirty Flamingo (3 1/2" scallop oval) ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits.

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Just in CASE - Happy Celebration stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Hand Stamped - Happy Celebrations Stamp Set & Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Just in CASE Series
Left: Stampin' Up! Card page 34 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog ~ Right: My CASE

Each week Alison (My Border Buddy) and I CASE a card from the catalog.  CASE is when you copy a card almost exactly or you might change up the colors or even the stamp set.  If you go to far you didn't CASE the card but was inspired by the card.

I often hear I am not creative - you don't have to be creative to enjoy and love stamping.  And with time it can help you become creative.  When I first became a demonstrator and for many years I CASEd everything for my classes and workshops. 

It was many years later when I was sharing online that I thought I need to create some of my own cards.  So I would pick out a card and change up the colors and stamp set to create my own card.  After awhile I was able to stamp my own creations and it felt amazing.

So if you don't feel creative just start to CASE!

Hand Stamped Birthday Card - Happy Celebrations Stamp Set & Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Today's card was created using the Stampin' Up! Happy Celebration stamp set and coordinating Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders.

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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Balloons are always a great image to use when creating a hand stamped Birthday Card.  I don't know anyone who doesn't appreciate a hand stamped card.

Often times I get so busy making cards I forget to send them.  That was one of my new years resolutions but I am still not doing as well as I like to getting cards in the mail.  I use to say I only needed on birthday stamp and that was Happy Belated LOL.

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Everything I share with you on my blog are made exclusively with Stampin' Up! Products.  All the images stamped on this card are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

  • The Lemon Lime Twist patterned paper (2" x 5 1/2") is from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper.  I attached it to my Pool Party card base (5 1/2" x 8 1/2").
  • I stamped the balloons and punched them out with the making Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I love when stamp sets have matching punches or dies.  Makes it easy peasy and no fussy cutting which I am not the best at.
  • I stamped the two outline balloons, one on Mellon Mambo and the other on Bermuda Bay cardstock.  The Hooray Balloon I stamped on Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock. 
  • All three balloon strings are stamped in Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White Cardstock (2 3/4" x 4").  I matted the Whisper White cardstock with a piece of Basic Black Cardstock.  With dimenisonals I  attached the Basic Black to the cardfront. 

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I like to use the Memento Tuxedo Black with my photopolmer, just personal preference as I feel it cleans off the stamp better.  

 

Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

For a little extra wow factor I added a banner of Silver Glimmer Paper (1/2" x 3"). 

Stamped the label frame in Tuxedo Black Ink on a scrap piece of Powder Pink cardstock and stamped "happy birthday" in the center and punched out with the coordinating Classic Label Punch and attached to the glimmer paper with dimensionals.

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Sunday Sketches SS042 - Happy Celebrations stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Sunday Sketches card sketch SS042

What will you be celebrating this month?  July is a quiet month for Birthday's at our house, but one can never have to my Birthday cards on hand. 

Sunday Sketches Series SS042 Happy Celebrations stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor-horz

Each Sunday I create a card sketch along with a card using the sketch to share with you.  Sketches or sometimes called templates help me get a start when I am stamping a card.


Happy Celebrations Stamp Set & Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com


A really fun stamp set for celebrations is the Happy Celebrations stamp set with it's coordinating Celebrations Duo embossing folders.  I choose the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper for the background.  It has my favorite new color Lemon Lime Twist along with Dapper Denim.

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Here I embossed or should I say debossed, the celebrate and then stamped the splatter stamp in Lemon Lime Twist over the top.  It is fun how the celebrate really pops once you stamp over it.    I added a couple of the new fun Glitter Enamel Dots.  I really like these for embellishing as they are fairly flat for easier mailing.


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For the inside of the card I stamped the outline "HAPPY" in Dapper Denim Classic Ink and then stamped the solid "HAPPY" inside in Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink.  This stamp set is the clear photopolymer making it so easy to line up.

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Border Buddy Saturday - Naturally Eclectic Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday today, Patsy here  featuring a card from our July Border Buddy PDF Tutorial.

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This month's Tutorial features products from the Naturally Eclectic Suite on page 132-133 of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog.

 

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I love the colors in this suite and it is so convenient that Stampin' Up! has packaged up these cardstocks Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist (my new favorite color) and Soft Sky in the Naturally Eclectic Cardstock Pack.  You get 8 each of 3 colors. 

 

Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Border Buddy's PDF Free Tutorial 111


Do you hate to tie bows then you will love the new 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows.  They are made of felt and are self adhesive so easy to peel and stick.  I added the Lemon Lime Twist bow to the stem to finish off this card. 

 

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Felt Bows


Well I can't give to much away about today's card since it is part of our July Border Buddy's Tutorial. 

You can earn this tutorial absolutely FREE.  The tutorial features images, supply list, measurements and directions for 8 different cards using products from the Naturally Eclectic Suit.

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Just in CASE - Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Just in CASE Card Series x
Left: Stampin' Up! Card page 50, 2017-2018 Catalog ~ Right: My CASE


The Stampin' Up! Catalog is full of inspiration? 

See a card you like but don't have the stamp set? No worries you can CASE the card using a different stamp set and even different colors.  But if you go too far you have created you own card. 

CASE = Copy and Share Everything

Each Thursday my border buddy Alison Solven and I hand stamp a card we CASE from the Stampin' Up! Catalog and share it on our blogs.  Sometimes I CASE them almost exactly the same and sometimes I change almost everything up.

Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Just in CASE Card Series


Like anything new I seem to gravitate to the new 2017-2019 In-Colors.  The card base is made using the Fresh Fig In-Color.  And don't you just love foil paper, the matting is from the Eastern Beauty Designer Series Paper that has been so popular it was on backorder for a time but is available now. 

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The flower is from the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set which also has a coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.  The outline flower is stamped with the new In-Color Emerald Tide and then I stamped the solid image over the blossom with Fresh Fig Classic Ink.  The little strip of paper below the "Oh, Hello Friend" is also from the Eastern Beauty Designer Series Paper.

If you love to have the directions for my CASE cards you can sign up for my Newsletter.  Each Friday I send out the tutorial for the card featured in my Thursday Blog Post via my weekly Newsletter. 


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My Border Buddy Alison Solven (on the left) CASES a card each Thursday too!

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Creative Bird Bath using Swirly Bird Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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I could hardly wait to share this card with you.  

The shapes are from the Swirly Bird Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  When I first saw this set it was overwhelming to me because it is full of shapes and typically I don't know what to do with them.  

I was so excited when I saw a bird bath out of the shapes.  Maybe it is because for years I have wanted a bird bath but haven't gotten one what ever the reason I was so pleased when I saw it and could hardly wait to stamp up a card. 

Bird Bath - Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

The pattern paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and has most of my favorite colors in it.

Stampin' Up! Colors...

  • Calypso Coral
  • Dafoodil Delight
  • Night of Navy
  • Old Olive
  • Pool Party
  • Tranquil Tide

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set is filled with some awesome sentiments.  The Happy Birthday I used is one of them, LOVE the font. 

Bird Bath - Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Bird Bath

Sometimes when I decided to stamp I get stuck and this card template is one I can always fall back on when I don't know what to do.  It is a simple style but it seems no matter what I am stamping it works.  Give it a try sometime. 

Card Measurements:

  • Cardbase: Top-Fold 4 1/4" x 11"  Side-Fold 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Night of Navy piece:  3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Designer Paper: 2" x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White piece: 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"

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Made using the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

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Sunday Sketches SS041 - Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Welcome to Sunday Sketches by Stamps to Die For

Sunday Sketches Series SS041 Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor-horz

Each Sunday I post a card sketch along with a card I created using the sketch. Sketches often help get my creativity fired up.

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Card Sketch and Measurements

  1. Cardbase: Top Fold 4 1/4" x 11" or Side Fold 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  2. Next Layer: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  3. Strip: 1" x 3 3/4"
  4. Top Layer: 3" x 4 1/4"

Sketches are open to interpretation.  You can create a card exactly using the sketch layout, using a square where there is a square, or you can change it to a be a circle, or oval or flower etc. You can also turn the sketch so if it is a vertical sketch you might want to turn it to be horizontal. 

Oh So Eclectic  Jar of Love and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodie.com

I can almost smell these sweet flowers soaking up the water in the fruit jar.  The Glitter Enamel Dots add a nice finishing touch. 

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It is a little difficult to see in photo's but I added some Wink of Stella to the water and the flower to give it some great glimmer.  

Since I can't stamp in person with you why don't you join me on YouTube and watch me make this card.  Would love to see you there. 

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Border Buddy Saturday - Naturally Eclectic Suite

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today.  I'm in beautiful Thailand today on the fabulous Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip.  I can't wait to see Patsy next week when we meet up in Phuket!

Today I'm sharing a card using the Naturally Eclectic Suite of products  which includes the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set (it's featured on the cover of our Annual Catalogue) and the coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Die.

Naturally Eclectic Suite 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

This is a very pretty suite of products.  I think my favourite might just be the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

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  • 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 12" x 12"
  • Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach Soft Sky, Whisper White

Naturally Eclectic Suite 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set allows you to stamp a solid outline image and then stamp a muted solid image on top to create a two two flower.  Then you just cut it out with the matching Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. I added the Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the flower.  The gorgeous ribbon is is the new 1/4" Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon.

Patsy and I have selected the Naturally Eclectic Suite as our July Free Card program.  When you make an online purchase in our store(s) you will receive a free 8 page PDF with instructions (including measurements and supplies) for 8 projects using the featured monthly Suite.  Read all about our program here:

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Naturally Eclectic Suite 3 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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