Thursday, June 27, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello friends!  Here today with a fun Christmas project (it's nearly July 😉) using one of Stamp Simply's new Floral Cluster stamps, Winter Poinsettia, along with our Java dies that were released back April.  Reminds me of an arrangement I gave to my BFF one year!

I folded a piece of green card stock and placed the fold just inside the cutting line of the mug die to create a top-folding shaped card. A piece of designer paper cut with the same die covers the front, with ivory card stock and designer paper on the inside.  The beautiful floral extends beyond the top edge of the fold.  I used a second die cut of the floral to sandwich the fold of the card base, which adds sturdiness and gives a more finished look to the back of the floral portion of the card, especially since Copic markers tend to bleed through.

This sentiment was a perfect fit for the inside!  Gotta LOVE serendipity!  In this photo you can also see the way that underneath piece of card stock is scored to line up with the the fold of the mug and how its corners were clipped to allow the card to open and close.


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sending Warm Wishes!

Today's Stamp Simply project is a nearly monochromatic card that would work for either a masculine or feminine birthday.  Splashes of distress oxide ink help to brighten the background and add a little interest to this muted color scheme.  It's kinda nice to have a stash of sorta generic cards on hand, especially when they're clean and simple (aka fast and easy to make) and relatively flat for mailing.  

The sentiment was stamped on a slightly texturized sheet of "Safari" designer paper.  I had originally stamped the focal image on white card stock.  Sponging the edges with tea dye and frayed burlap distress inks (not oxides) helped it to blend better with the rest of the design.  

These stamp sets are so fun to work with because there are practically infinite combinations of sentiments for all kinds of occasions, even for cards with sentiments that are "inside and out." 


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Just a Little Note...

I really love a bright white card with a splash of intense color! That's what today's Stamp Simply project is.  Loving our new floral cluster series, and how cool it is that one die fits all four stamps?!

For today's card, I used Copic markers and clear Wink of Stella to color the lovely Spring Pansies, then set the diecut floral atop a circle diecut from Prima Fruit Paradise 6x6.  The sentiment, heat embossed in white on a black banner strip, gives some great contrast against the orange underneath.  There are just a few jewels scattered throughout for some sparkle.   

And inside, how appropriate that the Fruit Paradise paper design features a flower and garden seeds vintage advertisement!  I just LOVE old fonts and calligraphy.  


Thursday, June 6, 2019

On Your Wedding Day!

All of us at Stamp Simply are excited to be sharing a fantastic new release!  Please join us as we share our new Floral Clusters series which includes seasonal florals and one matching die set that works for all four stamp sets.

These beautiful stamps cover all kinds of sentiments and card for today celebrates a Summer wedding.

I've always loved baskets, but especially since I took basket weaving classes way back when we were first married and living in Hawaii.  When I first saw this basketweave print and the lace print, too, I knew I had to make a basket card...our new floral cluster stamps series and matching dies provided the perfect opportunity!  

I used a Curved Matting Basics B die to cut the basket, inking the edges with tea-dye distress ink, then fussy-cut the scalloped lace paper to fit the top of the basket.  The handle, another die from Curved Matting Basics B, was attached with a copper brad.  The Summer Roses were stamped and colored with pale pink and warm grey Copic markers, then die cut and accented with clear Wink of Stella and clear rhinestones.

There are three leaf dies in the Floral Cluster die set.  I used two of them to cut leaves from the pale green paper, then glued them back-to-back, bending and shaping them to make a simple dimensional accent for the sentiment banner.  The paper was printed on a single side, so this not only covered the blank side, but strengthened the delicate stem as well.  I love how it turned out!

There is more of the lovely rose print on the inside, along with a partially stamped sentiment from another of the sentiment stamps in the Summer Roses stamp set.  


If you haven't visited the Stamp Simply blog lately, you really should!  You will not only be able to see all of the wonderful samples our team has made to showcase the beauty of this release, but you can help us welcome our new design team member, Jill!

We are thrilled to have Jill join our team!