How to Make Speedy Handmade Cards

By | May 21, 2018

Do you ever wonder how to make speedy handmade cards?  Well, today I’ve got some ideas  that I think will help you.

Takes a bit of pre-planning….because I want to get done quickly, I know my cards can’t be complicated, need to go together quickly and not use lots of different products.

Here’s my tip for how to make speedy handmade cards:  Limit the colors, stamps, and products used AND choose an easy card layout.

You will see that the cards I share today are mostly ink, stamps and cardstock (limited products).  They all share a similar color theme – Real Red (limited colors).  I’ve also used the same stamp set for each of my cards (limited stamps).

 

Let’s get started with the first card.

How to Make Speedy Handmade Cards

 

PROJECT NOTES:

  • Note that this is a simple card to make.  The sentiment is stamped and matted with a piece of Real Red cardstock.
  • Background is stamped with the retiring Brushstrokes background stamp.  I could just have easily used a piece of designer paper for the background instead.  That would have made this card even quicker!

 

Here’s the second card I have to share.  It’s another great example of how to make speedy handmade cards.

How to Make Speedy Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • The sentiment on this card is also just stamped.  I added several enamel accents as embellishments.
  • I created the background for this card by repeatedly stamping the banner image over and over onto the Real Red card base using Real Red ink.
  • To change up the layout a bit, I attached the sentiment piece at an angle.  Note that it doesn’t have a matte behind it either.

 

Here’s my third quick and easy card.  The main color is the same, but I have added a second accent color…Night of Navy.

How to Make Speedy Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • I created the background on this card exactly like my second example above.  To change it up a bit, I stamped in portrait orientation.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy.  I ended up fussy cutting the words, because they didn’t fit across the card any other way.  That certainly is NOT AN EXAMPLE OF A QUICK WAY TO MAKE A CARD, but I liked the way it looked.  A bit of pre-planning and fore-thought would have avoided this mistake.

 

Here’s one more example of how to make speedy handmade cards.  Again, I have some fussy cutting on this card because of some stamping mistakes I made in the process.  But, if there wasn’t any hand cutting, this is a quick to make card.

How to Make Speedy Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • I used Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper as the background of my card.  This paper was actually the inspiration for the color themes of the cards I shared today.

 

Here’s a link to another blog post I wrote with tips for mass producing cards.  Some of these tips can be applied in learning how to make speedy handmade cards.

Leave a comment and let me know one thing you learned today about how to make speedy handmade cards.

 

 

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Use One Rubber Stamp for Many Handmade Card Ideas

By | May 16, 2018

Today I’m going to share ideas of how you can use one rubber stamp for many handmade card ideas.  I like to get my money’s worth out of the stamp sets that I purchase.  So, sometimes I challenge myself to come up with lots of ways to use them.

I purchased the Birthday Wishes for You stamp set.  This is a nice, general birthday greeting stamp that will work for many different ages.  It is one that I see myself using again and again.  (And, it’s also one that will be in the new annual catalog!!)

I like to use one rubber stamp for many handmade card ideas including creating different layouts, combining with other stamp sets and using different techniques.

 

My first two cards use additional stamp sets that I’ve combined with the Birthday Wishes for You stamp set.  Here’s the first one.

Use One Rubber Stamp for Many Handmade Card Ideas

PROJECT NOTES:

  • This card is a CASE from the Occasions Catalog on page 3.  We made this one at my open house in January.
  • However, I combined it with the retiring Work of Art stamp set, using one of the swoosh images to “color in” the outlined words.

 

Here’s a second card that uses the same stamps.  However, I’ve also created a background using one of the stamps from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set.

Use One Rubber Stamp for Many Handmade Card Ideas

 

 

 

The next cards I’m sharing all use different techniques to color in the outline letters of the word Birthday.

This first card uses Stampin’ Blends.

Use One Rubber Stamp for Many Handmade Card Ideas

PROJECT NOTES:

  • Project Color: Cherry Cobbler
  • Border piece was created using one of the dies from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies set.  It makes a very striking border that doesn’t look like “snow” at all!

 

The words on this card were colored with Watercolor Pencil.

Use One Rubber Stamp for Many Handmade Card Ideas

PROJECT NOTES:

  • Colors Used: Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point
  • I like the way the stripe border runs perpendicular to the greeting, making a nice path for the eye to follow.  I used a piece of Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper for the pattern border.

 

Here’s the last card.  The words on this card are colored using an AquaPainter.

Use One Rubber Stamp for Many Handmade Card Ideas

PROJECT NOTES:

  • Project Colors: Tranquil Tide and Pool Party
  • Words are stamped on Watercolor Paper using Basic Black Archival Ink, then colored using and Aquapainter and Pool Party ink.  I also went over the letters with a bit of Wink of Stella for some sparkle.
  • I added a fussy cut banner piece underneath the stamped sentiment.  The banner piece is a really easy stamped shape to cut by hand, even if you don’t like to fussy cut!
  • Background paper is from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper Pack (which is retiring and already sold out).

 

One last note, did you notice how each layout was different as I tried to use one rubber stamp for many handmade card ideas?  Changing up the layout is another technique to keep up your sleeve as you create your card projects.

 

I hope these card samples have given you some ideas of ways to use one rubber stamp for many handmade card ideas.

 

 

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Use Lovely Wishes Stamp Set to Make Backgrounds

By | May 14, 2018

Today I’m going to show how to use Lovely Wishes stamp set to make backgrounds for your card projects.  I like the uniqueness of making my own backgrounds using rubber stamps.

Here’s the first card I have to share.

Use Lovely Wishes Stamp Set to Make Backgrounds

PROJECT NOTES:

 

My second card is exactly the same as my first, except I added color and changed the sentiment.

Use Lovely Wishes Stamp Set to Make Backgrounds

PROJECT NOTES:

  • Lovely Wishes is a two step stamp set.  In the black and white card above, I only used ONE of the two stamps for this image.  On this card, I used color and the second stamp to “fill in” color for the outline images.
  • Colors Used: Wild Wasabi and Powder Pink.
  • Sentiment is from Eastern Beauty stamp set.

 

My next two cards are ones I received in swap.  The first is made by Brenda Cardinal.

PROJECT NOTES:

 

Here’s the last card, also received in the swap.  It was made by Mary Kiley.

PROJECT NOTES:

If the Lovely Wishes stamp set is one you want to own, you will need to act quickly.  It is retiring and will no longer be available at the end of this month.

Well, you’ve seen how I use Lovely Wishes stamp set to make backgrounds.  Do you think this is a technique you might like to try?

 

 

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Use Lovely Wishes Stamp Set for Borders

By | May 9, 2018

Today I’m going to share some cards I made that use Lovely Wishes stamp set for borders.  I always like to find alternative ways to use the stamp sets I purchase.  I feel like I get more for my money that way.

When I looked at the leaf branch image in the Lovely Wishes stamp set, I decided to find a way to use this as a border.

Here’s the first card I made using this idea.

Use Lovely Wishes Stamp Set for Borders

PROJECT NOTES:

  • This is a simple to create card using just the line image stamps.  The simplicity of the black and white color scheme makes an elegant card.
  • I created the bottom border piece by stamping the leaf branch two times, once going in each direction.  A rhinestone in the center covers up the fact that they don’t come together exactly.

 

Here’s card number two where I use Lovely Wishes stamp set for borders.  

Use Lovely Wishes Stamp Set for Borders

PROJECT NOTES:

  • On this border I stamped the leaf branch three times, making sure that the branch went in the same direction each time.
  • Colors Used: Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim.
  • Sentiment: Stylized Birthday

 

On my last card, I used the leaf branch as a side border.

Use Lovely Wishes Stamp Set for Borders

PROJECT NOTES:

  • I stamped a flower on each of the scallops.  Also, I used the AquaPainter pull some ink from the stamped leaves for “water coloring”.
  • Colors Used: Tranquil Tide and Pool Party.
  • Other products used: Big on Birthdays stamp set (retiring) for sentiment, Seasonal Layers Thinlits for the scallop border.
  • Here’s a photo that includes the corner of the envelope.  It shows another way that the leaf branch from this stamp set can be used.

Use Lovely Wishes Stamp Set for Borders

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing how you can use Lovely Wishes stamp set for borders.  Stop back next Monday when I show you how I used this stamp set to create backgrounds.

 

 

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Last chance for Creativity Starts Here with Paper Pumpkin

By | May 8, 2018

 Ever thought about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin??  Well, now’s the perfect time to try it!!  Right now NEW SUBSCRIBERS get 50% off the first two months with the Creativity Starts Here Paper Pumpkin promotion.

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Stampin Up Lovely Wishes Handmade Cards

By | May 7, 2018

Today I have some Stampin Up Lovely Wishes handmade cards to share with you.  The Lovely Wishes stamp set is found in the 2018 Occasions catalog.  It’s a two-step stamp that is perfect for just about any occasion.

The first card I’m sharing is a direct CASE of the Occasions Catalog sample card on page 50.  I changed up the designer paper my card I made, but all the rest is a direct copy.

Stampin Up Lovely Wishes Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • Colors Used: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide
  • Notice how the lower left and upper right card base corners are stamped with the leaf fill-in stamp.  It makes a nice background accent.

 

Here’s another sample of Stampin Up Lovely Wishes handmade cards.  The stamped focal images are the same as I did on my first card.  I changed up the colors and layout on this card however.

Stampin Up Lovely Wishes Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

 

Here’s another Lovely Wishes card project.  I stepped it up on this project.

Stampin Up Lovely Wishes Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • Tranquil Tide is the main color of this card.  I added a splash of Berry Burst on the flower.
  • Sentiment is from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  (This is one of my favorite all time stamp sets and it’s retiring.)
  • I used Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper for the pattern blocks. (This paper is already sold out.)
  • Background is textured with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

 

The next card I made uses the exact same layout as my last card.  I went with a Black and White color scheme however.  Notice how different the card looks.

Stampin Up Lovely Wishes Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

 

Well, what do you think of these Stampin Up Lovely Wishes handmade cards?  I will have more samples to share next time I blog, so make sure to stop back on Wednesday.

 

 

 

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More Hold on to Hope Handmade Cards

By | May 2, 2018

Today I have more Hold on to Hope handmade cards to share with you.   Hold on to Hope is a product bundle that was introduced in the 2018 Occasions Catalog. (You can find it here.) It’s great to use for so many different occasions!

As with the cards I shared last time, these are cards I received in a swap I participated in.  I’ve credited the card creators below.

Here’s the first of my more Hold on to Hope handmade cards.  It was made by Amy Petterson.

More Hold on to Hope Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • Color Combination: Pool Party and Calypso Coral
  • Background texture created with Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • The focal point for this card contains several elements grouped onto a matted square.  It includes a sentiment, die cut cross and color on color background stamping.  Yes, the small cross is one of the dies included in the coordinating framelit set.

 

Here’s the second of the more Hold on to Hope handmade cards I’m sharing.  This card was made and designed by Kathy A. (she didn’t give a last name).

More Hold on to Hope Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • The die cut elements on this card are from another favorite die set of mine….Petals & More Thinlits Dies, also found in the 2018 Occasions Catalog (page 23).  These die shapes combine perfectly with the stamped sentiment from the Hold on to Hope stamp set.
  • She has used a scallop die cut oval to accent the stamped sentiment.
  • I like the way that vellum is used on this card.  She has covered the sentiment piece using vellum, but the blue die cut accents are on top of the vellum.  Placing the vellum over the Pacific Point card base tones down the intensity of the blue.
  • Kathy has used sequins and adhesive pearls as accents.  They really look beautiful on the card!

I shared some cards last time on my blog.  You can find those Hold on to Hope handmade cards here.

Did these more Hold on to Hope handmade cards inspire you?  I hope so.

 

 

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Hold on to Hope Handmade Cards

By | April 30, 2018

Today I have some Hold on to Hope handmade cards I’d like to share with you.  This stamp set is a great one to use for so many different occasions: confirmation, first communion, sympathy, and encouragement for example.

This is one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  I even own this bundle of products.  However, I haven’t yet had a chance to “play” with it!!  (Can you believe that?!!)  The cards I’m sharing are all ones I received in a swap I was part of.  I have credited each swapper.  I’m just happy that some of the swappers used this set of products so I can share this great product bundle with you today.

Here’s my first Hold on to Hope handmade cards share.  It was made by Sandy McManus.

Hold on to Hope Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

 

My swap second card share was made by Janine Pohlmann.

Hold on to Hope Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • The background on this card was made with Brusho Crystal Colour.  Brusho is a product that I have yet to try.  I know many who LOVE the results.  It really isn’t my “style” however, so I have yet to take the plunge.
  • The silver cross is die cut using a Silver Foil Sheet.  I like the look of the Bermuda Bay cardstock layered behind the die cut cross.

 

Here’s the third of my Hold on to Hope handmade cards projects.  It was made by Candace Westlund.

Hold on to Hope Handmade Cards

PROJECT NOTES:

  • The cross on this card is simply stunning!!  (I have a close-up photo below).  I think she created the background for the cross using Brusho.
  • She used the same cross die cut as the last card I shared.  Notice how different it looks when cut in black.
  • The striped card front is a piece of Color Theory Designer Series paper.

Hold on to Hope Handmade Cards

 

Visit my online store if you’d like to purchase any of the products used on the cards I shared today.  The Hold on to Hope stamp set and coordinating dies will carry over to the new Annual Catalog.  However, the 10% product bundle discount will end when the 2018 Occasions Catalog Sales period ends, May 31, 2018.  Take advantage of the discount while you can!

Thanks for taking time to check out my Hold on to Hope handmade cards.

 

 

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Share What You Love Product Suite

By | April 29, 2018

Beginning May 1, 2018 you will have an opportunity to purchase a select suite of products from the upcoming 2018-2019 catalog.  The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is Stampin’ Up’s!  tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—the company what it is today. 

There are three levels of product bundles that will be available: 

Also available during this pre-release are the new In-Color stamp pads.  These stamp pads are only available in a bundle in May.  Beginning with the new catalog in June, you can also purchase each color ink pad separately (and the bundle will also continue to be available). 

Click here for a flyer with product photos and details.

Click here to watch a video highlighting the products in this suite.

 

Click here to shop my online store.

 

Promotion Details:

  • Promotion dates:  May 1–31, 2018
  • Bundles may be purchased via customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and bundles will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available to purchase when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • If items in the bundles become unavailable during the sales period, available items will ship, and backordered items will ship separately when available. 

 

 

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Sign up for my Weekly Newsletter

By | April 26, 2018

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Handmade Cards with Tranquil Tulips

By | April 25, 2018

Recently I held a class where we made handmade cards with Tranquil Tulips.  Today, I’m sharing the cards we created.

All of these cards were created with Tranquil Tulips, a “hostess only” stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I stuck to the same color combination for all the cards as well:  Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black.

Here’s the first one:

Handmade Cards with Tranquil Tulips

PROJECT NOTES:

  • This card was the simplest of all to make.  It’s the one we started with, so we could get the feel for how to stamp the tulips.
  • The tulips are a two-step stamping process.  You stamp the less detailed stamp first (in a lighter color – in this case we simply stamped-off), then come back and stamp the more detailed stamp over the first in a darker color.
  • Sentiment on this card is found in the Perennial Birthday stamp set.
  • Border was created with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.

 

This is the second handmade cards with Tranquil Tulips card we made.

Handmade Cards with Tranquil Tulips

PROJECT NOTES:

  • I’m not exactly sure what the technical name for this technique is.  I call it “tole”.  The idea here is that you stamp the tulip image onto the base cardstock, then stamp a second tulip image, which is fussy cut.  The second cut image is then attached on top of the first using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This gives the project some depth.
  • Sentiment on this card is in the Better Together stamp set.

 

Our third project uses the “eclipse” technique.  Here it is.

Handmade Cards with Tranquil Tulips

PROJECT NOTES:

  • Tulips are first stamped onto the Whisper White cardstock.  Then, a frame piece is cut from the stamped tulips.  Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the frame piece, then put back in place after the Whisper White cardstock is attached to the card front.  The frame piece “pops” up.
  • Sentiment on this card is from the Petal Palette stamp set.

 

My fourth and last handmade cards with Tranquil Tulips is an easel card.

Handmade Cards with Tranquil Tulips

PROJECT NOTES:

  • As you can see, the flower images on this card stand up when open, creating an easel.  There are many different ways to create easel cards.  If you’d like to learn more, just Google the term.
  • Sentiment is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  I used a Metallic Enamel shape for an embellishment.

 

I hope these handmade cards with Tranquil Tulips have given you some inspiration.  Which was your favorite card?

 

 

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Handmade Card Flower Bouquet with Pocketful of Sunshine

By | April 23, 2018

Today I’m sharing a handmade card flower bouquet with Pocketful of Sunshine.  Over the past few blog posts, I have been sharing the projects I’ve made using the Pocketful of Sunshine product bundle from Stampin’ Up!  These are the last projects I have to share.

I found today’s idea on Pinterest.  Here’s my creation:

Handmade Card Flower Bouquet with Pocketful of Sunshine

PROJECT NOTES:

  • Leaves are stamped with the Falling Flowers stamp set and cut with the coordinating May Flowers Framelits dies.  Flowers were die cut using the small flower in the May Flowers Framelits. (Flower edges were sponged).
  • Leaves are attached to the card front in such a way that the pocket covers the bottom stems.  Next, I attached the pocket to the card front.  The flowers were added last.  Some flowers are attached flat, and some with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

I decided to take this project a step further and add my own twist.  I call this a patchwork pocket handmade card flower bouquet with Pocketful of Sunshine.

Handmade Card Flower Bouquet with Pocketful of Sunshine

PROJECT NOTES:

Before cutting the pocket, I created sixteen 3/4″ designer paper squares (8 each of two patterns).  For these cards I used the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack.  Attach these squares to a piece of scrap paper, alternating the paper designs. Next, use the pocket die to cut the pocket shape from the patchwork piece.  Trim off the flaps, leaving a square edged pocket.  Stamp the stitching onto the pocket if desired and your patchwork pocket is done.

As with my first pocket, leaves are stamped with the Falling Flowers stamp set and cut with the coordinating May Flower Framelit dies.  Flowers are punched with a retired Stampin’ Up! punch.

 

Because I couldn’t stop with just making one, here’s another patchwork pocket handmade card flower bouquet with Pocketful of Sunshine.

Handmade Card Flower Bouquet with Pocketful of Sunshine

 

I’ve shared LOTS of projects using the Pocketful of Sunshine products from Stampin’ Up!  If you’d like to purchase the stamp set and framelit bundle, now is the time to do so.  Although these products will be in the new upcoming catalog, they will not be bundled together at the current 10% discount.

If you missed any of my other Pocketful of Sunshine posts, you can find them here:

Quick and Easy Pocketful of Sunshine Card

More Quick and Easy Pocketful of Sunshine Cards

Handmade Cards with a Denim Theme

Stampin’ Up! Pocketful of Sunshine Ideas

Pocketful of Sunshine Treat Holders

 

Thanks for taking time to check out my handmade card flower bouquet with Pocketful of Sunshine.

 

 

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Pocketful of Sunshine Pocket Treat Holders

By | April 18, 2018

Today I have some pocketful of sunshine pocket treat holders to share with you.  These were REALLY FUN to make and so easy to do!!

 

Here’s the first one.

Pocketful of Sunshine Pocket Treat Holders

PROJECT NOTES:

  • To make this pocket, you need to stamp and cut TWO pockets.  Then, cut a strip 1″ x 7 1/2″, scoring at 2 1/4″; 3 3/4″; and 5 1/4″.  This strip will form the sides of the pocket box.  You will glue the two pockets to this piece.  (NOTE: if you want to include a pocket tab, make sure to add when gluing the pockets to the sides.)
  • Rivets were cut from Silver Foil Sheets.

 

Here’s pocket #2.  I added a handle to this one.

Pocketful of Sunshine Pocket Treat Holders

PROJECT NOTES:

  • I used Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper to create this fun pocket.  Follow same instructions as above to create the pocket box.  (Box sides are cut from Lemon Lime Twist CARDSTOCK.)
  • To create the handle, I repeatedly stamped a line of stitching onto a piece of cardstock that was 7 1/2″ long, and afterwards trimmed to 1/4″ wide with my Stampin’ Trimmer.  (You can’t see this in the photo.)
  • Bow is made using Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon.

 

Here’s my last pocketful of sunshine pocket treat holders idea.  This idea came from Evelyne Lauzé.

Pocketful of Sunshine Pocket Treat Holders

PROJECT NOTES:

  • This treat holder adds the element of a flap that closes the top.  It requires a THIRD stamped and cut pocket, this one will have the extra flaps trimmed off.
  • There is a cardstock strip attached to the front of the pocket that holds the flap closed.
  • Rhinestones add a bit of bling!

 

Note: The Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and coordinating Pocket Framelits will be available in the new 2018-2019 catalog.  However, they will NOT be bundled together at a 10% discount.  If you’d like to purchase this set, I’d suggest you do so NOW and get the bundle deal!!

Well, what did you think of these pocketful of sunshine pocket treat holders?  Leave a comment and let me know!

 

 

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Paper Pumpkin Creativity Starts Here

By | April 17, 2018

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  • Discount is applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.
    • How it works: Subscribe during May’s subscription period and receive 50% off the subscription when billed in May and June. If a customer suspends during their 2-month discount period, they will receive their discount during the first 2 months in which they reactivate.
  • Discount does not apply to prepaid subscription codes

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Stampin’ Up Pocketful of Sunshine ideas

By | April 16, 2018

Today I have some fun and unique Stampin’ Up Pocketful of Sunshine ideas using the pocket stamp image and coordinating framelit die from the Pocketful of Sunshine bundle.  If you know me, I always like to find different ways to use products I purchase.  Here’s what I came up with today.

 

Here’s my first Stampin’ Up Pocketful of Sunshine Ideas card.

Stampin' Up Pocketful of Sunshine ideas

PROJECT NOTES:

 

Here’s my next “card” – I saw this idea on Pinterest (Thoughts that Stick).  It is actually a small folding card in the shape of a pocket.

Stampin' Up Pocketful of Sunshine ideas

PROJECT NOTES:

  • Sentiment is from Beautiful You stamp set.
  • The decorative trim on the top of the pocket was made with the  Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.
  • Here’s how to lay the framelit and cardstock when cutting.  The folded edge is at the top, just below the cutting framelit, so the cutting edge misses the top of the cardstock.  Notice I stamped the pocket before cutting.

Stampin' Up Pocketful of Sunshine ideas

 

 

The last of my Stampin’ Up Pocketful of Sunshine Ideas is a gift card holder pocket.

Stampin' Up Pocketful of Sunshine ideas

PROJECT NOTES:

  • This holder takes two pocket pieces.  After die cutting, fold in and glue the four flaps to create the pocket.  (If you’d like a tag on your pocket, make sure to glue it at the same time.)
  • Tie a piece of White Baker’s Twine around the top of the pocket.
  • Sentiment is in the Eastern Beauty stamp set.
  • Whisper White cardstock piece inserted in the pocket measures 2 3/8″ x 2 3/4″.

 

I hope you have enjoyed these Stampin’ Up Pocketful of Sunshine Ideas.  Stop back on Wednesday for some treat holders made with this same bundle.

 

 

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