Bottled Happiness Bundle & FREE June Project Kit

Hello there. Happy Monday to you all. Guess what…it’s raining this week again. Ha! Shocking, huh. :). Man…I wish summer would get here. I saw this on facebook yesterday and thought I’d copy it here for a little chuckle. Cute kitty!

But…rainy days go well with crafting, so I guess I won’t complain. It’s currently keeping me from that garden full of weeds that desperately needs my attention. I have been working with the Bottled Happiness bundle the last few days and I discovered that I kind of like making shaker cards. Keep reading to the end to learn how you can get this 3-project card kit for FREE!

In the new catalog, there are shaker domes that were designed specifically for the vintage bottle punch so I decided to try them out. Traditionally, I always thought shaker cards were too much of a hassle to create but once again, stampin up made it so very easy! Pictured below are the domes that have adhesive already prepped for you on BOTH sides of the dome. The second picture shows the beads that I used to fill the shakers with. They are called Effervescent Elements and they are so pretty…they kind of have an iridescent look to them.

Below are the first two cards that I made and I fell in love with the craft paper – especially when I embossed it. I used the stripes and splatters embossing folder on these cards. This is a two-pack set of folders that are small, so they work great with the mini emboss machine. I used the stripes folder on these cards. I really wanted a vintage feel for these cards so I used muted shades, browns and blues and of course, the forever classic – linen thread. I love how they turned out.

I wanted to try making a card with the punch but not the shaker element and this is what I came up with. The star of this show is the beautiful paper from the Lovely Linen DSP. Oh how I love this paper! I think I am going to use this card for a birthday – I have not stamped it inside yet but that is the plan.

Here is a look at all three card projects. I do want to mention that the two shaker style cards below will fit into a regular envelope and seal up just fine. However, they are NOT machine-able through the post and so you will need to add a non-machine-able stamp to this if you are going to mail it. Personally, I would choose to send my shaker card in a bubble wrap style mailer and pay the extra shipping to ensure it arrived in good condition. Otherwise, add these cards to a gift package that you hand deliver.

Do you want to receive this 3-card project kit for FREE? Just purchase the Bottled Happiness Bundle (stamp and punch) using this host code, and I will send you the card projects for free – including full instructions. You will get two shaker domes and enough beads for two cards, plus all the DSP, paper pieces, embossed craft paper components and the linen thread. Shipping to you is FREE! Please don’t forget to use the host code – that’s the only way I will know that you want to receive the free project kit. Click the link below to order.

Bottled Happiness Host Code: YJUYM6AH

This promotion is only good for the month of June so don’t delay!

Thanks for stopping by and as always…hope everyone has a great week!

Peek-a-boo Treat Pouch with Cottage Rose

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I couldn’t wait to show you how beautiful these Peekaboo treat pouches came out when I paired them with the Cottage Rose Stamp set from the new annual catalog. Swoon! I am so in love with this little gift package.

I start out with a little peek-a-book treat pouch that is currently available in the new Stampin Up annual catalog that just came out in May. These are new and I just love them. They are food safe – the insides are lined and sealed so that nothing seeps through the packaging. The ziplock style seal is very sturdy…with a double ziplock zipper that is very strong. Trust me…it took a bit of finger strength to get these babies to unlock. If you seal them up tightly after you put your treat inside, it is going to stay fresh, and contained.

Although these little treat pouches are food safe, I decided to fill mine with bath salts and give them as thank you gifts, or a just-because-you’ve-had-a-hard-week gift for a bestie or friend. These would also make GREAT party favors for baby or bridal shower. So cute!

The bath salts I used are pictured above. I got them from Amazon (less than five bucks for a 3 lb. bag) and it is a soothing Epsom salt blend for the bath, but the Eucalyptus scent is what took me away. I love a good Eucalyptus bath! I took the time to reproduce a label for the back of the package that describes how to use the salts and the ingredients. We don’t need anyone having an allergic reaction to something because they don’t know what is inside, do we?

Below is another example of how I used these treat pouches for an event I am having. These are welcome place holders for my guests – customized with their names. I filled these with the mini M&M’s which are the perfect size. I decorated the front with new designer paper in the Brights series that is also new in the annual catalog this year. So bright and cheerful! The lady bug came from the Hello Lady Bug stamp set and I fussy cut each one out but it took just a minute. No time at all.

I hope I was able to inspire you to give these little treat pouches a try. And…let’s not forget the gorgeous stamp bundle Cottage Rose and coordinating Abigail Rose Designer Paper. All of these items are available in my online store and I would love for you to give these products a try.

As always, I am available for any questions you might have…please don’t hesitate to shoot me a text or an email. Oh, and I almost forgot…I made a video! Yep…it’s been a while but I did it…and here is the link. Please watch and subscribe if you like what you see.

I also have a project sheet (link just below) for those who want to print it out to have on hand for later.

Thanks again for stopping by and hope everyone has a great weekend!
Cheers – Cheryl

Thank you Cards with the Sending Smiles Bundle

Today’s post is featuring the new stamp bundle called Sending Smiles. This wonderful stamp set comes with coordinating dies and makes creating beautiful cards so very easy. The dies themselves are awesome because you can cut out each component of the flower and build a beautiful bouquet. AND… there are two narrow sentiment strip dies that have a decorative embossed border that really adds a finished look to your sentiment. I am always looking for a nice narrow sentiment die and this bundle has two!

Another great piece from this die set is the shadow die for the word Sending. You can see in the card I made below that I stamped out the word Sending, and then I used the shadow die to cut it out and pop it up with dimensionals on the front of the card. Of course there is also a die to cut out the actual word which you can layer over the shadow die if you’d like. I love this!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE white daisies and this stamp set reminds me of those flowers. I love to stamp white ink on crumb cake…and these flowers stamp out so clean and crisp. This is a single layer card that came together so quickly…and how pretty is this?

Here are a few more of the single layer cards that I made – each one a little different. To add a final touch, I used a single strand of linen thread for a dainty bow tied at the top.

If you already own this set, I hope I was able to give you some inspiration for your creativity. If you are interested in any of the products used in these card projects, you can click here to find the full supply list of what I used in these card projects. The Sending Smiles bundle is featured in the new Annual Catalog and don’t forget you save 10% when you purchase the bundle.

Thank you for stopping by…I hope you have a crafty day!

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.