Posted in Cards - Any Occassion

Using the same image for a set of cards: Stampin’ Up! Hooray Card Set

Card sets are a group of cards that all have a similar style, and often only differ slightly with colors or sentiments.  They are great to have on hand for when you need a last minute card, and they make great gifts. Who wouldn’t love a set of handmade cards that they can share, without the work?!? From a maker perspective, they are easy because once you decide on a design, you simply create the same card over and over, with only a little bit of alteration.

The pictured card set is one that I created using the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Statements set.  What I love about the Hooray image from the Birthday Statements set is that it can be used for different celebrations….birthday, anniversary, baby, graduation.  To make the card set, I stamped the Hooray image in four different colors on white cardstock.  I then colored each one of the images with a Wink of Stella clear brush dipped in a coordinating ink pad.  For example, for the Hooray image that is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist, I simply dabbed the end of my Wink of Stella clear brush onto the Lemon Lime Twist pad, and then used it to color the cake part of the image.  I used the Spellbinders Label 4 nesting die set in two different sizes for layering, as well as for the inner panel of the card.  For the jewel embellishment, I used Stampin’ Up! Clear Faceted Gems and colored them with markers to coordinate with the different cards.

Below is a list of the ink pad and cardstock colors by Stampin’ Up! that were used:

Ink Pads and Cardstock: Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide

Find an image that you love and create a card set to keep for when you need a quick card to send, or give the set to someone as a sweet gift.  If gifting, provide envelopes with the cards and tie with some pretty ribbon.

Eat, sleep, create, repeat.









Posted in Cards - Any Occassion, Cards - Hearts / Love

Clean and simple

Sometimes, when creating cards, less is more.  The card below was created using Stampin’ Up! products, by Erica B. Cerwin, of Pink Buckaroo Designs.  Erica used the Heart Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Heartfelt Blooms Wood-Mount Stamp Set to create this sweet card.  I love the clean and simple design of this card, which also equates to easy and quick! This would be a great Valentines Day card, but you could also use it throughout the year, just to let someone know that you are thinking about them.  I always like when stamps can be used for more than one occasion, and these sets definitely meet that criteria!  Be sure and check out Erica’s blog, Pink Buckaroo Designs, to see more of her inspiring creativeness. 


Eat, sleep, create, repeat.





Posted in Cards - Any Occassion, Cards - Interactive

Were you raised in a barn? Well….

One of the accent decor pieces that you see all over Pinterest these days is the sliding barn door as an interior door for your home.  The one pictured below is an example, and came from La Mode Design’s blog.


Pretty cool idea……and, in my opinion, it goes nicely with a lot of different decor themes.  Leave it to a stamp company like Stampin’ Up!, to translate this decor idea into a stamp and die set that is also an interactive slider card!  The minute I saw the cards that were created using this stamp set on Pinterest, I was in love. Check out the samples below.

From left to right:

  1. stampin’ pretty…Mary Fish
  2. Stamp with Amy K…Amy Koenders
  3. Stamping Country…Robin

barn2       barn1  barn3

I think there are so many awesome things that you can do with this stamp set.  It is just one of those sets that you can use for any season, and make special for any and every occasion.  You can order the Barn Door set (stamps AND dies!) direct from the Stampin’ Up! website, or you can order from your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, if you have one.  You should definitely check out the blogs of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that I have listed above for inspiration, and also to check out their gorgeous creations. Who knows, one of them may be waiting to be your new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!

Eat, sleep, create, repeat.