Hi, There, Stampers!
Quick article today. And this card is pretty quick, too. Plus it does make me smile, so that’s lot of fun! And even better, you can make it as simple as cutting layers with your paper cutter or using Stampin’ Up! dies that you may have on hand.
First the Really Quick and Easy Card!
The card at the top of this article is the Quick and Easy. All you need to make this card, besides the Love Cats Stamp Set, are some papers, inks and embellishments are some adhesives and a paper cutter. Oh, and a sketch if you’d like, is at the bottom of the page. The papers I used for this project, as well as for the other two versions shown, are Balmy Blue Cardstock, Petal Pink Cardstock, Basic White Cardstock, and Country Floral Lane Designer Series Papers. The inks are Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Balmy Blue Classic Ink. And the embellishments are from the Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins. For the adhesives, I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue for all the layering except for the sentiment grouping. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for that.
This Is The First Card I Made
I CASEd (Copy And Share with Everyone) this idea from another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I really enjoyed making it, and was ready to write an article just on this design. Unfortunately, as I was making my card, the Framed Florets Dies went from “Low Inventory” to “Unorderable.” So it didn’t make sense for me to show you something you might like to buy and would then find out that you couldn’t. Come the end of March when you can order the Framed Florets again, I really think it would be worth it for such a great variety of frames to use.
To make the whole framed element work well together, I cut both the Petal Pink Cardstock and some Basic White cardstock using the same frame die. I used the Pink as the actual frame. Then I stamped the inside of the white die-cut frame with the cute kitty. For the sentiment, I used a sentiment from the same stamp set and placed it where the original was placed. I used the new Happy Labels Pick a Punch to make the fun ends of the label.
The First Card Simplified a Bit
When I first found out that the Framed Florets were out of stock for a couple of months, I chose to use the Deckled Rectangles Dies. I used them both for the main stamped element and for the label, which is the smallest die in that die set. For the Petal Pink layer, I used the die that’s about 3-7/8″ wide and for the stamped layer, I used the 3-1/2″ wide die. And, yes, these dies are still available and aren’t even on the “Low Inventory List.” The reason I made the card at the top of this page is that I hadn’t had any of my customers order this set of dies (yet). Then I wondered how many of my readers might not (yet) have that set. So that’s why I made the really quick and simple card. Do die-cutting!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing several ways the you can make the same card! I certainly had fun figuring that out myself!