Perfect card for a simple sentiment

I love this card for its simplicity. It could be used as a birthday card or sympathy card.

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Cut paper as follows;

  • card base – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 – fold in half so card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • Pear Pizazz – cut to 4 x 5 1/4 (mat)
  • Very Vanilla – cut to 3 3/4 x 5 (cut 2)
  • Punch one each Pear Pizazz & Very Vanilla

Using a scrap paper 3 3/4 x 5″ punch a 2′ circle where you would like the circle to show on the card front. I placed it a bit to the side about 1 1/2 ” from the bottom Place this piece of paper over the very vanilla cardstock. Using the sponge brayer, gently run it over the pear Pizazz ink in one direction only for even coverage. Roll it over the circle (again one direction only) until you like how it looks then remove the scrap. I chose to make it very light at the top and darker as you go to the bottom of the circle. Stamp the tree image using Old Olive so it lies just below the circle but so the branches overlap the circle.

Adhere the matting to the front of the card Wrap the ribbon around the base of the very vanilla, below the stamped image and tie a knot or if you prefer a bow. Adhere to the matting on the front of the card Stamp a sentiment to the punched out label then adhere to the pear pizazz label using the snail adhesive. I used the Happy Birthday from the Beautiful You Stamp set for this card but you could put any sentiment on to suit the occasion. Place dimmensionals to the back and adhere to the front of the card so it overlaps the ribbon. Adhere the second Very Vanilla card stock to the inside of the card and either write or stamp another sentiment.

And there you have it a beautiful but simple card

Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [120953]
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [131201]
Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [101650]
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad [147104]
Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad [147090]
Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount Stamp Set [146482]
2″ (5.1 Cm) Circle Punch [133782]
Tailored Tag Punch [145667]
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals [144108]
Snail Adhesive [104332]
Sponge Brayers [141714]

OMG, I need a gift now!


Are you ever in a situation where you need a gift right away and don’t have time to shop? These gift bags are the answer.

I made these up to have on hand as a “just in case” type moment. The card was made up ahead of time so placed it along with an envelope, into a clear bag and stapled it to the outside of the bag for easy reference. The card is blank inside so you can write your comments to fit the situation.

Inside the bag is a mini pizza box filled with chocolates and decorated in the same colours and paper as the card on the outside. It is all tied up with a coordinating ribbon.

The bag is big enough to add other items if you wanted to or you could slip a gift card into the box as well. A little bit of tissue paper to stick out the top and you are all set to go. A little gift is better than no gift, correct?

Since I didn’t have any on hand, I’ve added tissue paper to my next shopping list

Card Class

These three cards will be featured at tomorrow’s card class. I am quite pleased with the variation of designs and I look forward to demonstrating how easily they can be created. I prepare everything you need to make these beautiful cards in advance and we will put them together step by step If you would like to explore your creativity by attending my next card class or if would like to receive my monthly newsletter please let me know so that you don’t miss out on an opportunity…. thanks

Birthday Card

So who doesn’t love these cute little panda bears?   I made this birthday card using the “Party Pandas” stamp set which includes three panda stamps with they very own expressions.  In this example I only used two of the bears.

First I embossed the front of the card for texture then stamped the panda’s on a separate piece of card stock before adhering them to the front of the card.  I then stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment on separate card stock.  I added a strip of Washi tape to the card for a little added colour before adhering the sentiment on top.  The envelope was also stamped with a panda bear… just because he is so cute and makes the envelope more interesting.


Birthday Card

This is a really cute birthday card I made for a friend of mine.  I liked it so much I made two.  This card is using the “You’ve got Style” stamp set which includes the two wonderful lady images.  It’s a fun card to make.

After stamping the cardstock with the lady and her cat, I used my blender markers to colour them and bring them to life.  The sentiment whis is also part of this stamp set was then stamped and adhered to matching card stock.