Angle Fold – Mother’s Day Card

I wanted to design a really special Mother’s Day card this year and here is what I came up with. What do ya’ll think? I use several stamp sets for this card, but the primary ones used were Honeybee Home and Blessings of Home. The designer series paper that I used for the background panels came from the Heart & Home set that is currently available until the end of June in the Mini Jan-Jun Spring Catalog.

I had a ton of questions on what the measurements are for this card so I created a PDF document that you can download. (see link button below) This one page PDF outlines all the measurements and cutting/scoring instructions.

Each of the images were stamped in smokey slate ink and colored with my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I made four of these cards, so the coloring took me quite a while, but it was so worth it.

The vase I created for the flowers on this panel uses the vintage bottle punch. Then I went in with a white gel pen and created the highlight details on the bottle. The stamp set that goes with the punch has an image that can stamp out the highlights for you, but because I modified the bottle punch (made it shorter to fit on the card) I could not use the corresponding stamp. So instead I just drew in the highlights by hand. Easy peasy!

Here is what the card looks like laid out flat. I just love the bees from the Honeybee home stamp set, don’t you!?

And here is what the other side looks like. I used the double oval punch for the sentiment.

Here is the link to download the PDF for cutting and scoring instructions:

Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a comment and let me know how you like this card. Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all of you out there. Hope you have a very special day and get spoiled rotten!

Cute Teacup Thank You Card

Hello my friends! I’m so glad you stopped by because I have this gorgeous card design to show off today. This stamp set is part of a new suite in the new 2022-23 Annual catalog which is releasing to you on May 3rd. I won’t be able to link any of the new products used in this card until the catalog launches in May.

This card is unique because I used Stampin Up Vellum for my card base. FUN! I love how this turned out. This card is also a great way to show off this really pretty Tea Boutique designer series paper.

In case you didn’t know, the Scalloped Contour die set that has all of these lovely scalloped rectangles is one of my favorite die sets and thankfully this one is NOT retiring from the 2022 catalog. The paper is really the star of the show here on this card.

So making this card was really easy! Start with a vellum card base cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 – scored at 4 1/4. Then, grab two pieces of double sided designer paper cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. You’ll need to select another pattern of DSP that you can use to die cut with the 2nd largest of the scalloped dies and then a piece of basic white that you will die cut and use for the writing space on the inside of the card. The flowers and lemon slice were stamped in Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis and Crushed curry. The greenery stamps were stamped with Garden Green.

For more details on how to make this card please watch my video which I have linked below.

Some people think vellum is tricky to work with but not for these cards! The vellum base is reinforced with layers of DSP so it really becomes a sturdy card. I found that using glue dots to adhere the paper to the vellum was the best option that showed the least amount glue through to the other side of the vellum. TIP: Place you glue dot on a white or very light part of the DSP paper. Avoid the darker areas like the reds and greens because this really makes the adhesive show through much more than if you placed the glue dot on a lighter part of the paper.

I made a video showing you how to create these lovely cards and I hope you take the time to watch. At the end, I show some ideas on how to turn these into a lovely Mother’s Day card as well.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget that Thursday, April 21st, is FREE SHIPPING day for any order over $75. So, make your list and get to order on Thursday to take advantage of this awesome discount.

Adorable Easter Treat Holder

Oh my goodness…can you even believe we are almost through March? That means Easter is right around the corner, and so today I thought I would share with you a really cute treat holder for some chocolate foiled Easter eggs.

I made a video showing how easy these treat holders come together, but in case you don’t have time to watch, I also created a PDF instruction sheet that you can download.

The window is cut out from the front of this box using the Every Day Label punch and it’s just the perfect size. This is one of my most favorite go-to punches because it really is very versatile. I also use the Flowers of Friendship bundle (with the punch) to create the cute flowers that decorate the front of the box. This set is still available in the annual catalog but if you’re interested in the set, you should act fast because it’s possible that it will be retiring when the new catalog comes out.

Lastly, I use the double oval punch to create the sentiment. This punch is also a favorite and gets used a lot for smaller sentiments and having that scalloped oval shape to use as the background border just really makes all your sentiments pop.

Have fun making these adorable treat boxes. I use them as place settings at my Easter dinner table and you can even add a name tag to each one and guide your guests to their assigned seat. This design is also versatile and can be switched up. Think about a birthday party theme or even a baby shower theme – just switch out the decorative element in the bottom left corner. Have fun with it!

Let’s Set Sail – Class to Go

Greetings my friends! Today I am bringing to you a new card class featuring the Let’s Set Sail Stamp and punch bundle. Y’all who know me know I always love a good punch!

I was inspired to get this bundle because I was in desperate need of masculine cards and my creative mojo had hit an all time low – until I saw this set! So, I got to designing some cards with it and found I couldn’t stop. I settled on these four card designs and thought I would offer them to you in the form of a DIY Card Kit.

How does it work?  There are two options to choose from.

Option 1: 
Purchase the Let’s Set Sail Stamp and Punch bundle for $31.50 (OR place an order with me for the equivalent amount before tax/shipping) using this host code (H7HFJB7G), and I will send you this card kit absolutely FREE. All you need to have on hand is the ink and adhesive.

Option 2
If you already own this stamp set and want only the kit to make the cards, you can purchase that from me through my Etsy store for just $20 (which includes shipping). I will send you via first class mail, all the pre-cut card stock, papers and die cut pieces to assemble and complete these four cards on your own.  Don’t forget to keep the instructions sheets so that you can make even more of these cards in the future using your own supplies.  

Kit Contents:
Four card bases, pre-cut card stock, designer paper pieces, die cuts and envelopes for each card.  You will also get a printed full color PDF instruction sheet for each card. Please note that I am not able to stamp and punch the sail boats for you – you will need the stamp set to do that on your own.

The Inks Used to complete these cards are:  Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Real Red, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede and Tuxedo Black.  You can substitute any of these colors to create the sails for the boat and create your own custom look!

Please let me know what you think and don’t hesitate to message me if you have any questions. I’m here for you any time!

Flowering Fields Birthday Card

Good morning and Happy Friday! I just wanted to pop in with some crafty inspiration for how to make a beautiful card in just minutes.  The trick…let your pattern paper do all the work!  I have a project sheet available for this card, so if you’d like to download it just scroll to the bottom and click the link.

This flowering fields paper is jaw-dropping gorgeous and I had to make a card to showcase how pretty it is.  Here’s the design I came up with – but it’s really just based on a card sketch that I looked up on Pinterest.

The white panel for the front was cut from the 2nd largest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.  This die set is a must have for your basic die sets in your craft room.  I am constantly reaching for this set for my cards and there are so many great sizes and shapes to choose from.  If you’re looking for one good set of nested frame dies for your collection, I would definitely recommend this one.

The other great tool that I used to create this card is the Bough Punch.  This is a fairly new punch and I love it because it’s really versatile for every season.  You can punch out plain white pieces and use it as I did to adorn your cards.  Or jazz up your Christmas card with some sparkly boughs punched from shimmery gold or silver cardstock.  So easy add an embellishment to your card that really makes an impact.

Here’s a peek at the inside of my card.  The tulip border stamp came from the Tulip Fields stamp set and is the perfect long/skinny stamp to decorate the insides of your cards.  I love extending the color and design from the front of the card to the inside. 

Finally, no card is complete without a coordinating envelope. Again…let the paper do all the work!  I simply glued a rectangle strip of paper a smidge bigger than the size of the envelope flap and glued it down.  Then I trimmed off the edges to match the shape of the envelope flap and voila – you have a beautiful matching envelope.  So pretty!

I hope you liked today’s installment of crafty inspiration.  I had so many birthdays in February that I wanted to go with an easy design but still really beautiful. 

If you’re interested in any of these products they are all available in my online store.  Don’t forget to use this month’s host code (SBJYMNHTand get a free gift from me for any order over $40.

Ok, that’s it for me – Have a great weekend everyone and I will see you again next week!