Every 4th of July, I make something to honor our country’s birthday. This year, as I was making a holiday card, I die cut two of the Candy Cane dies and thought, “what about two- one Night of Navy, one Real Red, and place it on Basic White?” Boom! Red, white and blue!
After I did that, I couldn’t figure out what to place on top. I googled pictures and thought I would print one and then fussy cut it. I looked at American flags, then glanced at my desk where I saw the new Real Red & White Glimmer paper. Ding ding! I’ll make an American flag with that stuff!
It took me a while to figure out measurements, but once I made it, I was thrilled.
Here’s my video on how I made it!
Here’s a picture of how to find .15 inches on a ruler (look for the red mark):
I made Father’s Day cards for my dad and my husband. Both very different!
First, my dad’s:
My dad is a big fisherman so when the new Rugged dies came out, I got them just for that fishing pole!
I stamped the wave with Pacific Point on Basic White paper. I then used a Sponge Dauber with Tahitian Tide ink to add more color to it. I then fussy cut it. Using one of the overlay dies, I used Linen paper and put that on top.
I stamped the Rays of Light with Daffodil Delight and then glued the wave on top.
I stamped the dock pilings with Crumb Cake. I die cut it, and then cut off the pelican. I know, so mean.
I die cut the fishing pole with Basic White. I colored it with Blends.
The He’s the Man Specialty paper is awesome. It comes with two sheets of die cuts. I used several on this card- the grill, the hammer and wrench, the stars, the “My Man”, the arrows and the lined paper behind most of the die cuts.
I used a sheet of the regular paper from He’s the Man and die cut it with Deckled Rectangles.
I used the All That dies with Basic Black paper for the argyles that are on two corners. Easy peasy!
Happier than Happy stamp set and matching dies are SO DANG CUTE. I think I will stamp that bear 100 times!
After making about 10 holiday cards, I decided to take a break and make this one. This card would make the recipient smile!
For this card, I used the Stamparatus to stamp the Rays of Light with So Saffron first, clean it off, then stamp again with Versamark. I then heat embossed with clear powder. Then I used a Blending Brush with Balmy Blue ink to make the sky. Because of the embossing, the ink would not go on the rays, just around them. (Blue and yellow would make a green sun!). Easy! Here’s a video I made a while back that shows how to heat emboss any color! (this was one of my first videos, so excuse the shaking and bad lighting!)
The grass is a die from the Palms dies. I used Granny Apple Green cardstock.
The Sending Smiles was used for the “sending’ die and the sentiment stamped and then die cut.
I got the new stamp sets Rays of Light and Big Hooray a few weeks ago. I love them both! I’ve used both on several cards. I decided I wanted a card that showed the Rays of Light in full. Then I had an idea- make those rays really stand out!
I had a Stitched Rectangle die cut sitting on my table that I had tried something on and I didn’t like it. I flipped it over and decided to make a beach scene. I then stamped some of the pigs from the super cute stamp set This Birthday Piggy and fussy cut them out. I thought it would be so cute on that beach!
I first stamped the ocean with Pool Party, then stamped the sand with Crumb Cake. I used a Blending Brush with Balmy Blue ink to make the light sky background.
I die cut the one big palm from the Palms dies with Basic White paper. I colored it with Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive Blends.
The pig I stamped with Memento. The pig is colored with two of the Natural Tones Blends- I used one of the Lights (SU1000) and one of the Medium Light (SU800).
His scooter is with Tahitian Tide and Daffodil Delight Blends. The Happy Birthday sign is Granny Apple Green.
The “hey there” stamp is from the new set Big Hooray. I have lots of ideas for this set!
I know, a slightly unusual card! I would never think of using Oceanfront stamp set with This Birthday Piggy stamp set! I think a kid would love this card!
After I cut out all the flowers from the paper for my last video seen here:
I had so many left over and decided I wanted to make a full background of all those flowers. The paper size was 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 and I just added flower after flower until I liked how they looked. I cut out any that hung over the paper.
The “Sending you Thanks” is from two different dies: the Amazing Thanks (for the “you” and “thanks”), and the Sending dies. I cut them out of basic white and the Hues of Happiness DSP.
The circle is from the Beautiful Shapes dies. The frame is the Stitched Rectangles dies (surprise!), and the corners are from the Fabulous Frames dies.
The card took a little more time- just deciding how to arrange and layer the flowers in the background.
When I first looked at what we demonstrators got to order early, I liked the Cup of Tea suite. Then I saw the lemon die and I LOVED the suite!
Many, many, many years ago, SU! had a stamp set that was sliced fruit- one that could be a lime, lemon or orange. I made a card stamping it in three different colors.
This card I used so many new things. The lemons/limes/oranges are with the Teacup die. I used Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie for the oranges. Garden Green, Parakeet Party for the limes. So Saffron and Daffodil Delight for the lemons.
The background is the new stamp set Rays of Lights. I used So Saffron for that.
The Sweet Friend is from the Sweetest Cherries stamp set. I stamped the “sweet” then die cut with the new Deckled Rectangles dies. I then stamped “friend”.
The top scallop border I used the Scalloped Contours dies.
I used my Stitched Rectangles dies (surprise!) for the border around the front.
This new suite is so beautiful- the paper was used on three different cards! I’ll give the product lists for each individual card in separate posts. This post is about this card, the one I made for my mom for Mother’s Day.