Blooming Marvelous: Celebrate Spring!

This is another card that I made with the Blooming Marvelous stamp set (one of the Sale-a-bration set!). I also used the greeting “Celebrate” from the “Feeling Sentimental” stamp set (another Sale-a-bration set!).  This card has a real “Spring” feel! The new Bitty Butterfly punch fits perfectly with the butterfly stamp in that set.  I used it to make a “raised” butterfly. I think it really adds to the card by creating more dimensions.  The Fancy Fan embossing in the background also complements the texture.

Bloomin'Marvelous Celebrate


Stamp set: Bloomin’ Marvelous*, Feeling Sentimental* SAB

CS and paper: Natural White, Island Indigo, Whisper White

Ink: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade

Tools: Big Shot and Fancy Fan embossing folder, Bitty Butterfly punch (in mini-catalogue p.13)

Accessories: Tangerine Tango satin ribbon *SAB

Feeling Sentimental: Velocipede

Today’s card is another card made with the Feeling Sentimental stamp set, a Sale-a-bration set that you can earn for free now until March 22!!!

I played a lot with texture and colors for this card. What do you think?

For the background, I used the new Creped Filter Paper, available in the new mini-catalogue.  It’s almost like tissue paper except that it has the strenght of card stock.  It’s great for many purposes and makes a great background!

I used the new Honeycomb embossing folder as well as the Chevron folder to add texture. The 2 brads mimic the dots on the Designer paper.

Feeling Sentimental velocipede


Stamp set: Feeling Sentimental *SAB, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack*, Creped Coffee Filter* *NEW available in the mini-catalogue

Ink: Midnight Muse

Tools: 2- 1/2″ Circle punch, Big Shot, Honeycomb folder, Chevron folder

Accessories: Bright brads


Feeling Sentimental meets Petite Pretties!

First, I wasn’t sure what to do with this phone booth stamp from the Sale-a-bration set “Feeling Sentimental”… And then I saw the “hello” stamp from the set “Petite Pretties” (also a SAB set that you can earn for free!) and it clicked!!! So here’s the card I created:

Feeling Sentimental phone

A few tricks and tips:

I colored the phone booth with the Blender pen and Real Red ink and sponged some Bashful blue in the background.  The Petite Pretties stamps coordinate with the Petite Curly punch (also a SAB item you can get for free with a $60 order). I stamped the “hello” on Whisper White card stock and used the Petite Curly punch to cut them out. It’s much easier to space evenly on your card, than trying to stamp directly on your card. For the “{ }” stamp, it’s also from the Petite Pretties set, but it’s not long enough to stamp “thinking of you” inside the brakets. So I used the Black Stampin’ Marker and color only one “{“. I stamped it twice, one on each side of the “thinking of you”. (Just turn your stamp over since it’s symmetrical!)

The designer series paper is from the  Holiday mini-catalogue “Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack”. I thought the zigzag line looked like a phone cord!

Here’s the Feeling Sentimental set. Email me of you want to earn it free!!!

feeling sentimental


Stamp set: Feeling Sentimental*, Petite Pretties *SAB, Teeny Tiny Wishes

CS and paper: Natural White, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler, StazOn Black ink, Basic Black Stampin’ marker

Tools: Petite Curly punch *SAB, sponge, blender pen


Sale-a-Bration “Feeling Sentimental” Card

Today’s card is made with the Sale-a-bration stamp set “Feeling Sentimental”. The neutral tone that I used is great for a masculine card.  The colors used were Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  You can see in the background, on the Crumb Cake card stock that I used the Color Spritzer Tool to make some ink spatters.  I also used Crumb Cake ink on the Very Vanilla card stock to age the paper… The new Natural 7/16″ Trim ribbon (from the mini-catalogue on p.20) is awesome and coordinate perfectly with the style!  I also used a Vintage brad (I love those brads!)

Feeling Sentimental manege


Stamp set: Feeling Sentimental *NEW SAB

CS and paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Ink: Crumb Cake, Earlu Espresso, Soft Suede Marker (for the spatters)

Accessories: Antique brad, Natural 7/16″ Trim ribbon

Sale-a-Bration preview: Feeling Sentimental

If you like “Vintage” style you will love the “Feeling Sentimental” Sale-a-Bration stamp set.  You can get it for free starting on January 22, 2013, with a purchase of $60!

Masculine birthday cards are sometime more tricky to make, but this set is perfect for those!  The “Happy Birthday” is from the set “You’re Amazing” but is also available as a single stamp (#132322) for $7.95. If you have a tight budget, this option is perfect for you! I used the new Honeycomb embossing folder for the Midnight Muse fanion in the background. (Check it out on p.6 of the Occasion mini-catalogue!)

Feeling Sentimental


Stamp set: You’re Amazing, Feeling Sentimental *NEW SAB

CS and paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Real Red, Very Vanilla, First Edition Specialty paper.

Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Real Red

Accessories: 3/16″ Bright and Neutral brads

Tools: Big Shot and Honeycomb embossing folder, Chevron Folder, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Word Window punch, Paper piercing tool.