Female Golfer Birthday

Do you have friends that enjoy golf?  I do! And as a golfer myself, I hear from friends how difficult it is to find golf themed birthday cards especially for females. Today’s project is a female golfer birthday card that was made for a friend’s recent birthday. In the current Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!, the Country Club Suite offers a selection of products perfect for creating golf themed cards and projects for both the male and female golfer.   Father’s Day will soon be here and I’ll be using the set for a special golf themed card for my husband.  The card below features the Country Club Designer Series Paper and the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder.  Act quickly though, the Country Club Suite is retiring and the last day to order products from the suite is June 2 or while supplies last.  

Card Details:
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″ to create card base.  Place card front into the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder (will be available in the new Annual Catalog) and texture emboss.
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper: background layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  NOTE: do not attach to card base yet.
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper: select golfer image from paper and cut with a Layering Circles Die.  
  • Color the golfer image.  For the female golfer on the card, the following Stampin’ Blends Markers are used: Ivory (skin), Light Balmy Blue (skirt), Light & Dark Old Olive (trees) Color Lifter (trees), Soft Suede (tree trunks)
  • To emphasize the image, Seaside Spray Classic Ink is lightly sponged behind the golfer and trees.
  • Sponge a small amount of Garden Green Classic Ink along line of the tree bases to mimic grass.
  • Add the golfer circle to the Country Club Designer Series Paper layer so that the right edge overhangs the designer series paper.  Turn over and cut the overhanging piece.  Refer to card photo noting the right side of circle is cut.  Now attach to the card base using a strong adhesive.
  • Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Clubhouse Stamp Set using the Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut with coordinating die from the Golf Club Dies.  TIP: order the Clubhouse Bundle which includes the stamp set and the dies – you’ll save 10%.
  • Next, attach the sentiment to a strip of Garden Green cardstock with Snail adhesive. 
  • Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, add the sentiment to the card and embellish with small Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

The Country Club Suite will definitely get lots of use in my craft room!

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order products in the Country Club Suite and then you’ll be ready for making a variety of golf themed projects.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

Bonanza Buddies Bundle

Do you need to make a birthday card for a youngster?  If so, the Bonanza Buddies Bundle is perfect for creating a fun, cheerful card.  In addition to the bundle’s stamp set and coordinating dies, the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper features party animals and prints for celebrating.   Even better, some of the images can be cut out using the Bonanza Dies.  Note: the Birthday Bonanza Suite of products is retiring and only available through June 2 or while supplies last.  I’ll be keeping this fun bundle and have ordered extra designer series paper to use on cards for youngsters in age and youngsters at heart!

Bonanza Buddies Birthday

And carry the fun to the card interior…

Card Materials:
  • Card Base Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ and fold 
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper
    • Layer 1: 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Coordinating pattern for tag: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
    • Coordinating pattern for pennant: 1-1/2″ x 4″ 
    • Scrap for hat
    • Strip for interior: 3/4″ x 4″
    • Select an animal image from the Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White cardstock:
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior
    • 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ for sentiment
  • Bonanza Dies
  • So Sentimental Bundle (So Sentimental Stamp Set and Stitched So Sweetly Dies)
  • Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon: 4″
  • Assorted Pompoms
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Attach the Layer 1 Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the Daffodil Delight card base.
  2. Using the tag die from the Bonanza Dies cut a tag from the coordinating pattern DSP.  Also, use the pennant die and the party hat die to cut the shapes from the DSP.
  3. Cut the animal selected from the DSP with the coordinating die from the Bonanza Dies.
  4. Stamp sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set onto Whisper White cardstock and cut with the coordinating Stitched So Sweetly Die.
  5. Assemble tag:
    • Thread the Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon through the tag top.  TIP: add a mini glue dot to the back of the ribbon to hold it in place
    • Add sentiment to the tag (refer to photo for placement)
    • Attach party hat to top of animal.  Use a mini glue dot to add a pompom to the top of the hat.
    • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the animal to the tag.
  6. Add the completed tag to the center of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. For the card interior, add the pennant across the top and the DSP strip on bottom of the Whisper White cardstock.  
  8. If desired, stamp “Happy Birthday” on the interior panel. Sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set.

Don’t you just love it when dies and designer series paper images coordinate?  It makes card creating so easy!

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order the Bonanza Buddies Bundle and coordinating Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper before the products retire.  Even better, order the entire Birthday Bonanza Suit Bundle and you’ll receive additional products that coordinate.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

A Cheerful Hello

Today’s card design, a Cheerful Hello, utilizes the sketch from the Playtime with Paper weekly challenge.  One of my favorite papers is the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, thus I thought it perfect for a cheerful card.  Notice the background layer?  The Whisper White cardstock has been texture embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  Recall, this is an early release product from the upcoming catalog.  Continue reading for more card details.

Bird Ballad Hello

Card Details:
  • Cut Pool Party cardstock 5-1/2″ x 11″ and score at 4-1/4″. Fold along score line to create the card base.
  • Texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  Do not add to card base yet.
  • Select two coordinating pieces of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and cut each 4-1/4″ x 3″.
  • Attach the Designer Series Paper to the Whisper White embossed layer using an offset angle for the top layer (refer to photo).
  • Cut a 24″ piece of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and color with Daffodil Delight.  Methods for coloring includes using the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends marker or using drops of Daffodil Delight Ink Refill and a plastic bag to die the ribbon.  If you add ink refill drops to a small plastic bag with the ribbon, massage so that ink transfers to ribbon.  Remove from the bag  and it’s important to let ribbon before using or else the color will transfer to your card.  When coloring with the Stampin’ Blends, the color will dries immediately.
  • Wrap ribbon around the Whisper White layer and across the Designer Series Paper panels.  Tie into a small bow.
  • With a strong adhesive such as Multipurpose Liquid Glue, attach to the Pool Party card base.
  • Using the Hello sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the sentiment using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  • Attach the sentiment to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Embellish using the coordinating Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

Before I forget, here’s the Design Sketch selected for the Playtime with Paper Weekly Challenge:

Take note, the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins are on the Last-Chance Product List.  Therefore, these products will only available through June 2 or while supplies last.  Be sure to place your order soon if you want this beautiful paper and easy to use embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

Dressed To Impress

During the cleaning and reorganizing of my craft cave recently, I came across a package of Lipstick Ink Pens ordered from Amazon last year for one of those “good intentions” projects.  You know you have “good intentions” to make a project, order all the materials but it never gets made!  Can you relate? Thought I can’t remember the original design, I knew the Dressed to Impress bundle would be perfect to create a 3D project using the ink pens.  Even better, the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper contains a variety of colors to coordinate with the Lipstick Ink Pens. The resulting project is a Lipstick Pen and Post-It Note Holder.

For this week’s Playtime with Paper team online meeting, members received a kit for creating this project.  It was a fun to be able to meet virtually and craft together making the project.  

Dressed To Impress Lipstick Pen Holder

Project Materials:
  • Cut the following pieces of cardstock: 
    • Base:  4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ and fold.  
    • Inner Support: cardstock 4″ x 4-1/2″.  On the 4-1/2″ side, score at 1/2″, 2-1/4″ and 4″.  Fold along score lines to form a “W”.  

    •  Lipstick holder: 3-1/2″ x 2-3/4″.  Score along the 3-1/2″ side at 3/4″, 1-1/2″, 2-1/4″ and 3″.  Score the 2-3/4″ side at 2″.  Use bone folder to burnish along the score lines.
    • For sentiment: Whisper White cardstock 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Select desired Best Dressed Designer Series Paper and cut as follows:
    • 5-1/4″ x 4″
    • 3 pieces at 1/2″ x 1-3/4″
  • Dressed To Impress Stamp Set
  • Classic Stampin’ Pad to coordinate with project 
  • Stitched Shaped Dies
  • Coordinating ribbon 
  • 2″ x 2″ Post-It Notes
  • Lipstick Ink Pens (Amazon link)
Project Assembly:
  • Use the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Best Dressed Designer Series Paper to one side of the cardstock base.  This will be the front side of your project.
  • Attach the inner support piece to the inside of the base.  To do so, add a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape Adhesive or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the outside of each of the 1/2″ flaps and attach each flap to the lower interior edge of the base.

  • Create the lipstick holder.  With paper snips, cut along each score line on the 3-3/4″ side up to the 2″ scored line.  After cutting, you will have 4 tabs that are 3/4″ and one tab that is 1/2″. Cut and remove the 1/2″ tab up to the 2″ score line then cut a small angle at bottom of the tab.  Trim along each side of the tab.  Add adhesive to outside of the 1/2″ tab and fold side over to create tube.  Fold each of the flaps and seal with adhesive to form the tube bottom.  Finish by adding the 1/2″ x 1-3/4″ Designer Series Paper to three sides of the tube.  With strong adhesive, add the lipstick tube holder to the front panel of the base.

  • Add the Post-It Notes to the front of the base using a strong adhesive aligning the bottom of note pad with bottom of lipstick tube holder.
  • Stamp sentiment onto the Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the circle Stitched Shapes Die.  
  • Add the sentiment above the post-it notes using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Embellish by adding a small bow using Mini Glue Dots.  

Have fun selecting your favorite Best Dressed Designer Series Paper and coordinating cardstock to create a Lipstick Pen Holder and Post-It Notes holder for your desk.  Be sure to share your project with me in the comments section!

Important to note:

A reminder that Stampin’ Up! has released the Last-Chance Product List. The list includes the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper and the Dressed to Impress Bundle.  The designer series paper will no longer be available after June 3 or while supplies last.  The Dressed to Impress Stamp Set and the coordinating All Dressed Up dies will return in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but not offered as a bundle.  Recall that a bundle saves you 10% vs purchasing the items individually.  

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for April is YKAF2FU2 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

Buy the Shoes

Happy Monday!  This past weekend, I carved a bit of time to spend in my craft room completing projects.  Several of the projects utilize the Dressed to Impress Bundle and one of my favorite sayings in the bundle: Life is Short, Buy the Shoes. The bundle includes the Dressed to Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set and coordinating All Dressed Up dies. Since a shoe-loving friend celebrates her birthday in May,  the saying is perfect for her birthday card.  The Best Dressed Designer Series Paper combines with the stamp set to create the card.

Dressed to Impress

“Life is Short, Buy The Shoes” Card Details:
  • Card base is Purple Posy cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ and folded).
  • Texture emboss the card front using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Cut the purple floral Best Dressed Designer Series Paper 5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″.  Attach to the left side of the card front using adhesive.
  • The shoe design Best Dressed Designer Series Paper is cut 2″ x 3-1/2″.  Add to the card front as shown in the card photo.
  • Using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, cut a 3-1/2″ x 2″ piece of Purple Posy cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment, Life is Short, Buy the Shoes,  using Highland Heather Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a 1-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the Stitched Nested Labels Die.  Adhere to the Purple Posy stitched label and attach entire layered label to the card front.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, use the shoe stamp and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad to stamp two shoes.  Color the shoes using the Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blends Marker. Cut each shoe using the coordinating die from the All Dressed Up Dies.
  • Add the shoes to the sentiment layer using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finish the card by adding a bow using the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon or the Mint Macaron Sheer Ribbon.

Also – Don’t forget to embellish the envelope!

Important to note:

A reminder that Stampin’ Up! has released the Last-Chance Product List. The list includes the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper and the Dressed to Impress Bundle.  The designer series paper will no longer be available after June 3 or while supplies last.  The Dressed to Impress Stamp Set and the coordinating All Dressed Up dies will return in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but not offered as a bundle.  Recall that a bundle saves you 10% vs purchasing the items individually.  

I have not stopped creating with this bundle so look for another product featuring the set on my next post!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for April is YKAF2FU2 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

 

Lipstick on A Pig

Today’s card is the result of an idea that’s been floating in my mind since the release of the Mini Catalog.  I thought it would be fun to create a card with the theme of “Lipstick on A Pig” combining the Dressed to Impress and This Little Piggy Stamp sets.  And of course, the color of Lovely Lipstick has to be used.  It’s amazing how quickly my design vision came together!  Below is my “lipstick on a pig”card:

Lipstick on a Pig

Details so you can create “Lipstick on a Pig”:
  • For the card base, cut Petal Pink cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″).  Score at 4-1/4″ and fold.
  • Second layer is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Top layer uses a piece of 5″ x 3-3/4″ Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.
For the pig: 
  • Cut a piece of 3″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Nested Labels dies.
  • Select pig stamp from the This Little Piggy Stamp Set.  Cover the sentiment below the pig using a small post-it note.  With the post-it note in place, ink the pig stamp with Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Remove the post-it note and stamp the pig on the right side of the Whisper White Stitched Label cardstock piece.  
  • Color the pig body using the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Use the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Marker to color the pig’s hooves.  Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Marker colors the grass and the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Marker colors the ground around the pig.
  • Use the “kisses” stamp from This Little Piggy Stamp Set to add kisses on the pig’s body.  TIP: Instead of using the ink pad, use the Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Marker to color each of the kisses and stamp onto pig.  This prevents over-inking the stamp. 
  • Next, stamp the sentiment, Hello Gorgeous, from the Dressed to Impress Stamp Set onto the label using the Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad. Then, attach label to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
Finishing touches:
  • Stamp the tube of lipstick using Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Color with using the Lovely Lipsticks Stampin’ Blends Markers and the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Use the Color Lifter to assist with shading on the tube portion.
  • Cut the lipstick tube using the coordinating die from the All Dressed Up Dies.  Add to the card using Mini Glue Dots.
  • Complete the card by adding a small bow using the Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon to the edge of the label.

Have fun creating your own “lipstick on a pig” card!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for April is YKAF2FU2 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!