Do you send out Easter cards? I normally don’t, but they’re just so much fun to make!
I shared this Easter card a couple of years ago – the paper and stamps that I used have been discontinued, but you could use the same idea to make a similar card using product that are currently available.
This cute little chick, with his fat little belly, has stolen my heart! I mean, he’s just so adorable!
And this card couldn’t be simpler to put together!
Stamp the chick, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (2 1/4″x3″), and mat onto a slightly bigger piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock (2 1/2″x3 1/4″).
Color in the chick using a sponge dauber and Daffodil Delight ink. Color his beak and feet with your Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker, then attach to a Tempting Turquoise card base using Snail Adhesive.
Stamp the “Oh, Hello” sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Punch out a Large Oval from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock, attach the punched words using SNAIL, then attach to the card with a Stampin’ Dimensionals
Cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock 1″x4″, then make “grass” using your Fringe Scissors. Attach to the card using SNAIL.
Tie a tiny bow (or knot, if bows are difficult for you) and attach to the card using a Glue Dot.
That’s it! Just a few simple steps to make this adorable card!
And do you want to know the best part? You can choose the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set as your FREE Sale-a-Bration item when you spend just $50!
What to buy? All of the supplies that I used to make this card are listed below. When you order the first four items on the list, you can choose the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set FREE!
Sale-a-Bration 2016 will be over in less than 2 weeks! Have you gotten your FREE stamps yet?
Don’t miss your chance to earn free, exclusive stamp sets, paper, and other products! From now ’til the end of March, you can choose one free item for every $50 purchase you make (product total before shipping and tax).
The Perfect Pairings Sale-a-Bration exclusive stamp set is super versatile, with multiple phrases that pair well with each other AND with word stamps from other sets, too! But just like the other Sale-a-Bration Exclusive items, you can’t purchase this stamp set – it’s only available to earn for free with a $50 purchase!
Those of you who’ve hosted or attended a party during March had a chance to make this card, featuring Perfect Pairings:
You might be wondering what to order to earn the Perfect Pairings stamp set for free? Below is a list of supplies I used on this card – when you order the first four items on the list, you can choose the Perfect Pairings stamp set for free! Simply click on the pictures below to go to my Online Store.
Every other month, I get together with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in my area for a “Demo Camp.” At these gatherings, we share both business and creative ideas – along with friendship and snacks.
At a recent Demo Camp, my Upline (the term we use for for the Demonstrator directly above you, usually the one that you signed up with) told us that she had been cleaning up and organizing her stamping area, and she had come across some old technique tutorials. And she brought copies of those old techniques with her to share with the group! That’s one of the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – the sharing and support that you receive from other demonstrators is awesome!
I flipped through the list of techniques to see if there were any that I hadn’t tried before, and I found the Stampin’ Mist Background Technique. It looked like a fun & easy technique, so I gave it a try!
Here’s how to do the Stampin’ Mist Background Technique:
Whisper White Cardstock
Classic Stampin’ Pad (any color)
Stamp Tip: solid stamps work best. Detailed stamps will blur a lot. It is a cool look, but only if you are going for that particular look.
Ink stamp with Versamark Pad
Color cardstock with Classic Stampin’ Pad using direct to paper method. Cover cardstock well with ink.
Mist stamp with Stampin’ Mist, then quickly apply wet stamp to the inked cardstock. The wetter the cardstock, the more ink will be removed.
Lift off the stamp. Color will be removed by the versamark and the Stampin’ Mist. You can speed the drying process up with a heat tool.
The stamp should be pretty wet with Stampin’ Mist, but not dripping.
This works best if the cardstock is still somewhat damp from inking.
Well inked (juicy) stamp pads work the best.
Don’t be discouraged if your first attempt doesn’t turn out as you’d hoped – mine didn’t either! What you see on this card is actually my 4th attempt – I just wasn’t pleased with the first three.
Try different colors of ink, too – you might be surprised with the color left behind after you remove some ink with the Stampin’ Mist. On my sample, below, I used Soft Suede ink on Whisper White cardstock, and then stamped the It’s Wild (zebra print) with Versamark and Stampin’ Mist to create the fun background.
Once I had a finished piece I liked, it was time to build a card around it – no, I didn’t have a finished card in mind when I started. I often just let the stamps & ink take me where they may!
I stamped the Woodgrain Background stamp onto a Tip Top Taupe card base using Crumb Cake ink. Then I chose stamps from The Open Sea stamp set to compliment the rugged, adventurous, masculine feel. For the sentiment I combined the “Happy Birthday” from the Perfect Pairings Sale-a-bration stamp set – don’t you just love the vintage style type? with the phrase “to a wonderful man”, from the Happy Birthday, Everyone stamp set (hostess exclusive).
I was really pleased with the way this card turned out. My hubby’s birthday is coming up in a few weeks – maybe he’ll get this card? He is pretty wonderful!
If you’d like to recreate this card at home, here’s a complete list of supplies that I used. To order, simply click on any of the product pictures to co to my Online Store.
Think about it – you look at your smartphone first thing in the morning, and Facebook tells you that “Today is so&so’s birthday!” So you tap out a quick “Happy birthday” message, then go about on about your day.
How much nicer would it be if, instead, you sent a handmade card in the mail? That’s what the #IMBRINGINGBIRTHDAYSBACK movement is all about! The personal connection of a handmade card, delivered to the recipient’s mailbox, and held in their hands.
You just don’t get the same feeling from a little red circle on your phone or computer.
Join me as we take back birthdays in this all new card making class.
At the end of the evening, you’ll have 5 completed cards, ready to put in the mail, for just $30!
(I encourage you to bring your list of upcoming loved ones’ birthdays, along with addresses, so that you can address the envelopes as well!)
Registration is open now through March 18th, space permitting.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
Date – Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Time – 6:30-9:00 pm ***Note the earlier-than-usual start time.
Place – Stamp With Katie (Katie’s house near Vandalia, Ohio)
Cost – $30 gets you all of the prepared supplies to complete 5 cards
Deadline to sign up – March 18, 2016, or when all spaces are filled