Sunday, April 28, 2019

Make It Monday: How Sweet It Is Birthday Card

Need ink? Do you ever have a cute stamp set but not the colors you need for the project you're working on? Try DSP (Designer Series Paper)! Just cut out patterns found in the DSP to use in lieu of stamping. For today's Make It Monday project, I used the "How Sweet It Is" DSP candy jar cut-outs to make a sweet and simple birthday card. 

The How Sweet It Is suite of products is one of the products retiring soon. Be sure to check out the entire suite in my online store and add it to your paper crafting collection before it sells out. It's perfect for birthdays and makes great accents for candy buffets!



With a few rhinestones and a silver lined bow, it adds just the right amount of sparkle to this fun card.


I kept the whimsical gummy bear pattern going inside the card. 


Create Your Own
  1. Fold a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock in half to create your card base.
  2. Adhere a 2" x 4-1/4" piece of How Sweet It Is DSP to left front of card.
  3. Stamp birthday sentiment of your choice in lower right corner with Black Memento ink (I used birthday sentiment from Piece of Cake stamp set.)
  4. Die cut a large scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals dies in Melon Mambo cardstock (I used the 2nd largest scalloped oval).
  5. Die cut a large stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes dies in Whisper White cardstock (I used largest stitched oval). Adhere to Melon Mambo scalloped oval.
  6. Adhere the oval combo to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Fussy (manually) cut 2 candy jars from the How Sweet It Is DSP. Adhere one directly on oval and the other slightly overlapped using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  8. Accent with rhinestones and a 3/8" Silver Metallic Edge ribbon bow.
  9. Adhere a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock inside card.
  10. Adhere a 3/4" x 4" strip of coordinating How Sweet It Is DSP inside on right side of Whisper White layer. 

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Make It Monday: Cat Gift Card Holder

Need a quick gift card holder? Just convert a standard card base into one! For this card, I used the Nine Lives stamp set and Cat Punch as well as the Be Mine Stitched dies to create this cute cat gift card holder. See below for instructions.


Start with a 4-1/4" x 11" card base scored at 4", 5-1/2", and 7". Fold at score lines to create a hill fold.


Glue the hill fold together. 


Adhere the glued hill back against one of the inside panels on far left and right edges with Tear Tape to create a pocket for your gift card. Here, I added some coordinating DSP to accent the inside.



Create Your Own
  1. Score a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock at 4", 5-1/2", and 7".
  2. Fold at score lines to create a hill.
  3. Glue the hill together.
  4. Adhere the glued hill as shown above to create gift card pocket.
  5. Add a 3/4" x 4-1/4" strip of Balmy Blue DSP to pocket for accent.
  6. Adhere a 2" x 4-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue DSP at bottom of card front.
  7. Die cut a scalloped edge strip from the Be Mine Stitched dies in Whisper White cardstock and adhere to DSP layer.
  8. Die cut a Balmy Blue heart from the Be Mine Stitched dies and adhere at upper left of card.
  9. Use Cat Punch to cut out a cat in Basic Black cardstock. Adhere over heart with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  10. Stamp sentiment from Nine Lives stamp set in Black Memento ink.
  11. Wrap Whisper White Baker's Twine around card to help close.
  12. Add Rhinestone Jewels for accent.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Scrap Happy Birthday Card

Welcome to the Flowers edition of the Sweet Stampede Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing many of the wonderful floral stamp sets and punches in the catalog. Perfect for Spring crafting!


I'm sure none of you can relate (eyes rolling--lol), but I have a lot of leftover scraps of Designer Series Paper that are too pretty to toss out. I decided to use strips of this paper to make a scrap-happy Birthday card.


  • I first created my card base by scoring and folding a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock in half.

  • Next, I selected and cut 3/4" x 5-1/4" strips of coordinating colors from my leftover scraps of Brights DSP that were bright and cheery to go with some Daisy flower punch-outs and notched one end of each strip to form banners. 

  • The sentiment layer has one strip of 1" x 4-1/4" coordinating cardstock and another strip of 3/4" x 4-1/4" cardstock in a lighter color.

  • The sentiment I used came from the Piece of Cake stamp set, but can easily be substituted for your own sentiment image. 

  • For the daisy, I used my Bone Folder between my thumb and forefinger to gently curl each petal. I then nestled the two daisy punch-outs together with the petals facing in opposite directions and adhered it to a medium scalloped circle. 


  • I adhered one of the DSP strips inside the card to carry the color and pattern inside for added fun.


  • The color combinations are endless for making lots of these cards! 


    You can also mix and match elements in the circle die-cut for a different look. Here I added punched-out balloons.


    Thanks for brightening my day by stopping by. Keep on hopping along to check out my Sweet Stampede friend Britney Vanderlaan's blog at Hope Paper Creations...



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