Have you ever tried ‘Triple Time Stamping’? It gives a fun look and is not hard to accomplish. You have three sizes of Basic White temporarily adhered together on which you stamp your images and then you pull them apart and add the borders. Easy peasy!
Color and Contour Triple Time Stamping Card (A)
If you love a water color look, you will love this stamp set. You actually have one stamp for the outline and one stamp for the coloring. The stamps for coloring do not color in the flowers perfectly, use a Blender Pen or Water Painter if you prefer a perfectly colored flower with a water color look or use a marker in the same color.
They are part of the set, Sal, take a look-see:
The Scalloped Contour Dies go with the set. Where you see the stamps with a pinkish color, that is showing a die that cuts that stamp. This die set is a must for your stash!
Best Butterflies Triple Time Stamping Card (B)
Design your own whimsical butterfly with the Best Butterflies stamp set! There’s big wings, small wings, big bodies, small bodies, big words, small words and triangles or dots for added interest! I used Fresh Freesia and Calypso Coral with Granny Apple Green on this card with a Fresh Freesia base. Those little flowers are Fun Flowers Resin Shapes and you could win a set by adding a comment to any blog post before August 31.
For the butterfly card I found it best to use the Stamparatus to stamp the images; with the added layers it is a bit hard to get the images to stamp completely so you need to stamp a second or third time. However, remember there is a border that will cover 1/8 inch of the image so don’t fret too much about those incomplete edges right next to a layer where the mat will be.
For the Best Butterflies card, use one plate for the butterfly bodies- stamp this first then mask, a second plate for the calypso coral wings and a third plate (or the back of your plate) for the fresh freesia wings. It makes a workshop go quickly to have them all aligned on different plates for perfect stamping. I had several butterfly body masks already fussy cut with our new Masking Paper to lay over the bodies before stamping the wings. Post it notes work pretty well if you don’t have the masking paper, just stamp the image on the post it note and fussy cut.
For the Color and Contour card, I mounted the stamps on acrylic blocks to give the stampers opportunity to stamp and color only what they wanted. I had an Evening Evergreen marker available so if the image wasn’t stamped clear to the edge we could use the marker to complete it, if we saw it was necessary after adding the border mats. I also had a Highland Heather marker so those who didn’t like the watercolor look could color in their flowers.
Secondly, start with stamping your greeting on the center layer, then stamp the images around the greeting.
Recipe for Triple Time Stamping Layers
- Base: A – Highland Heather; B- Fresh Freesia; 11 X 4 1/4, scored at 5 1/2
- Mats: same cardstock as bases
- 3 1/4 X 4 1/2
- 2 1/4 X 3 1/2
- Artwork Layers: Basic White, Temporarily adhere together with temp glue or use just a bit of snail and then use your fingers to rub the snail so the oil in your fingers makes the glue less sticky
- 2 X 3 1/4
- 3 X 4 1/4
- 4 X 5 1/4
- Inside Layer: Basic White, 4 X 5 1/4
- Ink: A- Evening Evergreen, Highland Heather, Crushed Curry; B- Fresh Freesia, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green with the greeting in Tuxedo Black.
- Embellishments: A- Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon, Brass Butterfly; B- Fun Flowers Resin Shapes
The beauty, Sal, is all in the stamping and adding the borders!
For the Color and Contour card I used a Happy Birthday greeting from the Shaded Summer Stamp Set.
For the inside of the Best Butterflies card, I used a fussy cut butterfly from the Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper.
The Color and Contour card was one of the cards we made at the July Stamp Camp. The second card was made at a workshop. Contact me if you would like to hold a workshop and we will make a card as I introduce Stampin’ Up! to your friends. Text or call 303-815-0838.
I will have another Stamp Camp September 13th and we will make two Christmas cards, one with a very special fold! The cost is $10 or a $35 order and RSVPs are due by September 6th. Snacks and a light lunch will be provided.
Hostess code for September is X4C4NGU4, order $35 with this code and the Stamp Camp is free!
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SAL, Sharing A Love of stamping
Stampin’ Up!’s Hues of Happiness designer series paper (DSP) is beyond gorgeous. I made this bouquet easel card with one of the less used pieces of DSP that I thought was extra pretty with its yellow and black centers.
I started my fussy cutting focusing on those three little flowers on the right that I wanted to hang over the pot. The fresh freesia flower you see on the left was a separate fussy cut that I added so that a flower wasn’t hanging over too far on the pot where I wanted a couple leaves (fussy cut). The card itself is a tri-layer fold that I saw Jan B. make at janbcards.com. She was casing a lovely card from a Japanese demonstrator and translating the directions from Japanese to English. What a challenge! Thank you, Jan. From there I changed up the dsp, the embossing folder and altered the cuts a bit to come up with this Hues of Happiness Easel Card.
The bottom flap folds out to give you a great place for a message!
Remember- don’t toss those edge pieces of your DSP! You can add them to the inside like in the picture above!
I started a bouquet card with cutting out the flowers in the Hues of Happiness DSP with the Blossoming Happiness Dies but it just lacked something and then I realized the piece of DSP I thought was much too busy was actually perfect. However, I did save the cutouts and used them on the back of the bouquet:
Maybe so, Sal, it definitely is eye appealing with yellow centers and little yellow flowers and added greenery which always enhances flowers. What a great job the Stampin’ Up! artists did in designing this paper!
- Top Base 1: Bermuda Bay Cardstock, 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4
- Bottom Base 2: Bermuda Bay Cardstock, 4 1/4 X 10 3/4, scored at 5 3/8;
- adhere to base 1 with the fold of base 2 aligned to the inside bottom edge of base 1. The length of base 2 is 1/4″ smaller to allow for the fold of base 1. The top of base 1 flips up and the bottom base 2 flips down. I didn’t get a picture but here is one from JanB’s blog post. I am using 1/8″ borders so my layers won’t look like hers
- Middle Layers for Base 2, (X2), Basic White, 4 X 5 1/8;
- one is for the inside of base 2, the other is for the outside of base 2 when it is folded in
- DSP for Card Base 2: Hues of Happiness DSP, 3 3/4 X 4 7/8, this is for the outside of base 2 when it is folded in
- Folded Layers of Base 1 (X2): Basic White, 4 X 2 1/2
- DSP Layer for the folded layers (X2): DSP, 3 3/4 X 2 1/4; make an effort to use the same color of DSP flowers on the right and left as you have on the Base 2 DSP that folds in so it has a continuous look
- Flower Pot Base: Basic White, 3 1/4 X 2 3/4
- pencil mark the top of the base 1/2″ in on the right and left sides
- pencil mark the bottom of the base 1″ in on the right and left sides
- cut from the bottom to the top mark on both sides
- Flower Pot Rim: Basic White, 3/4 X 4 1/4
- die cut both the base and rim with the Stitched Greenery Die
- Circle Stabilizer for flowers: Window Sheet, die cut with the 2nd largest of the plain layering circles
- Attach the window sheet circle between the base and rim of the pot making sure the top won’t go over the base of the card when closed. This also gives you a guide for mounting your flowers.
- Lay the pot on base 1, 1/8″ above the easel fold and pencil mark the pot on the base, then cut the base cardstock to match the pot. I tried to use the trimmer and found fussy cutting would have been better
- Adhere the pot to the base with a foam strip (you can see this in the picture of the back)
- The bottom of the pot should line up with the basic white layer (I had to trim mine a bit)
- Bouquet: Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper cut to about 4″ X 3 1/2″ with added fussy cut greenery and flowers to make it fuller if necessary. I wanted those three little flowers on the bottom so I started there and used regular scotch tape to glue the extra pieces I wanted to fill it in with edge flowers and greenery
- Attach to the window sheet with glue dots
- cut additional flowers for the back with the Blossoming Happiness Dies or use the same sheet of DSP if you aren’t making numerous cards and have enough or don’t have the dies
- Sentiment Layer: Bermuda Bay Cardstock, 4 X 3/4, attach with a 1/2 X 3 3/4 foam strip 2 3/4″ from bottom
- Sentiment Top Greeting: Basic White, 3 3/4 X 1/2, stamp with greeting from Pansy Patch Stamp Set
- Bow: Scrap of Bermuda Bay cut with the Pierced Blooms Die (retired)
- Embellishment: In Color Rhinestone for center of the bow and a dragonfly punched from retired DSP
Not this time, Sal. I must be over-using them for you to say that!
This card and a triple time stamping card were for my July Stamp Camp. I will have another Stamp Camp September 13th and we will make two Christmas cards, one with a very special fold! The cost is $10 or a $35 order and RSVPs are due by September 6th. Snacks and a light lunch will be provided.
Hopefully all the zucchini will be shredded and frozen by then, and the green beans are already frozen. The cherry tomatoes are the best this year! So sweet, but I digress….
Well, it is not a ‘card buffet’ where you pick out which card to make from several kits, and it is not a ‘stamp-a-stack’ where you make several cards of each design, and it is not a ‘technique class’ which I have held before, and it is not a ‘club’ or ‘coffee and a card’, so I guess the closest title would be a ‘stamp camp’, just not an all day event. Does anyone have a better name I could use? If you add a comment by August 31, you will be added to a drawing for a pack of Fun Flowers Resin Shapes.
So Christmas Stamp Camp, September 13, 9:30-12:30. RSVP by September 6th!
Hostess code for September is X4C4NGU4, order $35 with this code and the Stamp Camp is free!
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SAL, Be Salt And Light out there folks, it’s a crazy world these days
A card that twists from portrait to landscape? Yes, really! This was our Case The Creator card #6 in July. The creator, Twila Davis, was featured on Splitcoast Stampers with this amazing fun fold card. For this card I am using the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper in Stampin’ Up!’s July-December Mini Catalog -pg 29. For the greeting, holly berries and greenery, I am using the Merriest Moments from the same catalog – pg. 23. It carried over from last year so you can check out last year’s creations with that set HERE.
Definitely different. I had to make one to wrap my mind around how it worked. Here is a picture of the two diagonal pieces that are on the top and bottom and just look like strips from the front.
Here is a printable pdf of the instructions if you would like to case the case!!
My fellow stampers made some great cards for the Zoom meeting!
Joy Meadows used the Wonderful World Designer Series Paper and stamp set available until August 31 as part of the Sale A Bration products!
Beautiful card creations! Thank you, ladies, for participating!
Sale A Bration is going on for another five days!
Paper Pumpkin’s September kit will be a Halloween kit offering 18 treat boxes just right for goodies for the goblins!
Sign up by September 10th HERE
Or go to the online store and buy a paper pumpkin subscription. With a 3 month subscription you will be entitled to a free Sale A Bration item!
It is lovely and will probably sell out soon so best to get it for Christmas cards – NOW!
Thank you for spending time with me as Sal and I bring you a “pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world!”
Our hostess code is X4C4NGU4 to use if your order is under $150. At $150 you will receive the stampin’ rewards yourself. If you don’t have a demonstrator I would be honored to have you shop with me or join my Carin’ Creators Team!
SAL, Sharing A Love of stamping
Karen Click on little Sal in the computer to go to the online store!
Do you need a party favor for an event? These cute Post It Note Holders are great. It also makes a different type of thank you gift that will make your recipient smile and give her/him something quite useful!
These are the absolute cutest butterfly dies Stampin’ Up! has ever had! They are not realistic just fun and ‘whimsical’ as one of my stampers commented. This little guy is from the Build A Butterfly Dies set you can see on page 37 of the Annual Catalog. My catalog tab at the top of the blog will take you to a pdf of that catalog.
This set uses the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper in the July-December mini catalog, pg. 49.
I found a pack of three post it notes at the grocery store in the office section — on sale!!
For sure, Sal. You just never know where you will find the beginning of inspiration! I looked at several crafters directions and combined a little from each to get what I have here. I loved the rounded corners on the flap that one lady used and I really thought the back should have a pretty piece of the designer series paper, not just the front. I have the little magnets from one of our previous projects -Amazon:
so I used those instead of velcro dots. Do you see the little tiny heart on the magnet in the fall set? I have a tiny heart punch in my stash that was the perfect size and didn’t interfere with the magnet.
- Base: A-Parakeet Party/B-Cajun Craze, 9 1/4 X 3 1/8
- Score at 2 1/4, 2 5/8, 5 3/4, 6 1/8
- Top & Back Layer (X2): A-Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper/ B-Rustic Harvest DSP, 2 7/8 X 2 7/8
- Flap: Same DSP, 2 X 2 7/8, Corner Round the bottom only of the flap edges, leave the top squared
- Greeting: A-Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set for the little note of thanks stamped on a Calypso Coral scrap and cut with a Pretty Pillowbox Die/ B- Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set for the thank you and also to stamp the little wood sign in Soft Suede on Crushed Curry before stamping the thank you.
- For the magnets- using a glue dot adhere the inside bottom magnet 1 1/2 down and centered from side to side. Close the bottom flap and place the second magnet on the top of the flap- it will automatically attach to the first magnet. Place a glue dot on top of the magnet and carefully close the top flap onto the bottom flap keeping your score lines square.
It would have been better, for sure!
- A- adhere the thank you and then die cut a Starry Sky butterfly using the Build A Butterly Dies. Adhere with a glue dot and add a Fun Flower Resin Shape
- B-16″ of ribbon to make a belly band and attach the little sign with a glue dot to the band after tying
Thank you for spending part of your day with me!
SAL, Smile A Little
Karen – Hostess code through August 24 is 3BACA4QZ
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The Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes in the annual catalog use all five of the new In Colors with cards and matching envelopes. I challenged myself to make a card that matched the envelope!
I chose the smaller of the flowers in the Blessings of Home stamp set and the long stem flower and greenery from the Sending Smiles stamp set cut out with the Sending Dies which even have a die for that itty bitty flower. The envelope has a Starry Sky little flower on the flap so I replicated that look. The Flowers of Home Dies cut out the flower image and the die set has many other images to add greenery!
Recipe for Sending Smiles Tea Boutique Cards
- Base: Tea Boutique Card in Orchid Oasis, Measures 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 folded at 4 1/4
- Layer 1: Basic White, 3 3/4 X 5
- Layer 2: In Color Designer Series Paper in plaid, 3 5/8 X 4 7/8
- Top for die cut pieces: Basic White, 6 X 4 1/2
- stamp smaller flower in Blessings of Home stamp set with Orchid Oasis ink, color with Stampin’ Blends- Lt Fresh Freesia, Lt Granny Apple Green, Lt Call Me Clover and use a Blender pen & Orchid Oasis ink
- stamp in Fresh Freesia ink 2 long stem flowers from Sending Smiles stamp set (outside & inside flower) and use the blender pen and Orchid Oasis ink to add color on the flowers
- stamp one green leaf for outside in Granny Apple Green and one double green leaf for inside, die cut
- Cut ‘sending’ background from the Basic White
- Stamp ‘Love & Big Hugs’ in Orchid Oasis and cut with die in Sending Dies, cut off right edge even with the DSP layer and leave a little on the left edge for a gem when you line up the greeting die
- ‘Sending’ Top Layer: Use the In Color Designer Series Paper left over from layer 2, 1 5/8 X 3 5/8, and add backing of double back adhesive paper 1 1/2 X 3 1/2
- You should have enough of the In Color Designer Series Paper to make two 1 1/8 X 1 1/8 squares to cut diagonally for inside corners
- Greeting on inside of second picture: Basic White, 3 X 3 , Flowering Tulips stamp set, stamped in Starry Sky and cut with a retired Hippo & Friends Die
- Greeting Layer: Starry Sky, 3 X 3, die cut with retired Hippo & Friends Die, cut in half and glue to back of greeting
- Little Flowers (X2): Starry Sky, 1 X 1, die cut with Sending Dies and glue on a scrap of Daffodil Delight
- Embellishments: 5 In Color jewels, 4″ of Fresh Freesia ribbon tied in a knot
The top pieces are all adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals, inside corners and flowers are glued directly down.
I remember you used the Parakeet Party and the Tranquil Tide Cards and Envelopes for the catalog launch and now you have used the Orchid Oasis. What are you going to do with the Starry Sky and Sweet Sorbet?
The Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes have 20 bases with matching envelopes so I have some left of all the colors. (Click for Catalog Launch details). I would love to do more of what I have done here in all the colors!
Recipe for Blossoming Happiness Card
The front of this card is from a kit sent to me when I played Bunco online with Debra Harrison at Simply Sweet In Ink Designs. I created the inside using matching Hues of Happiness DSP and Blossoming Happiness Dies.
Base: Thick Basic White, 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
Layer 1: Hues of Happiness DSP, 4 X 5 1/4
Top Layer: Basic White, 4 X 4, Die cut with large Blossoming Happiness Die; Stamp sentiment from Pansy Patch stamp set in Granny Apple Green in upper right of die cut piece
Flower & 2 sets of Leaves: Hues of Happiness DSP die cut with Blossoming Happiness Dies.
Inside Layer: Hues of Happiness DSP with center cut out using retired Ornate Layers Die and stamped in Melon Mambo using the Limited Edition stamp set.
Recipe for New Horizons Card
Base: Misty Moonlight, 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, Scored at 4 1/4
Layer 1 (X2): Soft Succulent, 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
Top Layer: New Horizons DSP, 5 1/4 X 4, and 5 1/4 by 2; I wanted the lake in the middle so I cut 3/4″ off the top of the 6″ DSP, then cut the 6″ width into two pieces – 4″ wide with the remaining 2″ wide for inside
Use the Oceanfront stamp set for grass in Evening Evergreen and Boulders in Basic Gray. Note: Stamp the boulders first, mask them, and then stamp the grass
On the Horizon stamp set is used for the birds but stamp lightly or they become blobs -practice makes perfect!
Horizon Dies are used for the fence with a scrap of Basic White and the grass with a scrap of soft succulent.
Thank you for your order is the retired You Always Deliver stamp set.
Embellishments are the retired Pebbles Enamel Shapes.
I know Sal, but I probably go back to my blog posts more than anyone and products come and go so quickly in our catalogs that I need the visual help to identify what I used. The best laid plans go astray!!
I hope I have brought you a “pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world!” Each blog post is posted to my Stampalosopher Facebook page so you can view the blog post there. I also post the cards to Stampin’ Connection, Instagram, Pinterest and sometimes to Demonstrator Planning Place. Someday I will get back to posting cards to my Youtube channel, it is pretty pitiful right now. It really helps if you follow me and like my posts so they are prioritized among all the other hundreds of posts.
Sometimes I think so, too, Sal, but I am so grateful to all the demonstrators who have inspired me over the last 13 years. I may see a bit of an idea on one site that I combine with bits of ideas from other sites and eventually my creative juices put it all together for a card or party favor or…….. I want to do the same for other demonstrators and card makers who are looking for ideas or tips. It’s amazing the little tips you pick up as you watch other demonstrators on youtube.
Thank you for your tolerance of the feast or famine of your inbox this last two months.
Our hostess code for August is 3BACA4QZ to use if your order is under $150 so all the little orders combine for our hostess to receive reward dollars. If you order $150 or more you will get the rewards yourself and it is currently Sale A Bration time so you will receive a Sale A Bration free product for each $50 or $100 spent. It is a great time to resupply your cardstock and get new products for fall and Christmas cards!
Have a wonderful day!
SAL, Sending A Lovely set of cards to inspire you
Karen (click on little Sal in the computer to go to my online store)