Beautiful Treat Bag with Matching Card

Sometimes my projects reveal a ton about my life. The projects I have to share today reveal a whole lot about me!! The projects both use the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and are meant to go together. Isn’t that fun? A card with a matching treat bag.

Valentine's Day Card and Matching Treat Holder made with Bloomin' Love by Stampin' Up!

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Here’s how I’m showing my true colors. I made the beautiful treat bag, but I have no treats in my house. Nothing. Not chocolate wrapped candy, not 1 little Hershey Kiss rolling around in the back cabinet, nothing. I’m a true health nut. It’s not that I don’t eat sweets – I do! But I make them myself. Every week I make muffins and sometimes the I make brownies. If you can guess what special ingredient I put in my brownies, I will mail you a free stamp set. LOL. Put a guess in the comments or send me an email.

For this project, the closest I had to candy was trail mix with a little bit of candy in them. By the time I was done taking the picture, my kids had picked out every candy and eaten them, so they’re now all gone. LOL.

The Card

I adore the colors in the card! Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand are an amazing marriage of colors. I added just a pop of dark pink with the Rose Red.

Valentine's Day Card made with Bloomin' Love by Stampin' Up!

The large heart cut-out if from the Bloomin’ Love Thinlits.

When most people think of Valentine’s day decorations, they think of a bold red color. However, red isn’t “me.” I prefer more muted tones. I’ve learned that when we use colors we love instead of what we think we’re “supposed” to use, the projects come out much better. It never works to pretend you’re something you’re not, right? I’m so thrilled with how the card and treat bag came out and I’m glad I didn’t force myself to use the traditional bold red.

Valentine's Day Card made with Bloomin' Love by Stampin' Up!

My favorite part of the card is the pink glitter flowers. I also cut them out using the Bloomin’ Love Thinlits. Anything with glitter makes me happy – but pink glitter?!! Whoa….

The Treat Bag

The treat bag is cute!! But did you realize it’s also cheap to make? Stampin’ Up! sells the adorable little bags (Click here to see them) to make the treat holders. You get 50 bags for $3.00. You can make a whole lotta treats for that, right? I bought the bags for something else (to hold embellishments). But I was doing a large party and I thought the bags would be PERFECT for a crowd.

How to Make the Gift Bag

To make the topper, cut card stock 5 ½ x 2 1/8. Score at 1 ¾. That’s it, my friend. So easy! One sheet of card stock makes 8 toppers!!

  • Decorate the topper but wait to put on the final scallop till the end. I’ll explain more below.
  • Next, fill the candy bags and tape them shut.
  • Fold the tag on the score line and staple it to the bag. The back of your bag will look as nice as your front!
  • Put the scallop design on the front with a dimensional, covering the staple

Just a little tip: put on your final scallop or decoration AFTER you staple the topper to the bag. I didn’t do this my first time and my scallop tag got a bit mangled. Learn from my mistakes!

I hope you enjoy the card and the bag! They are meant to coordinate so you can give them to the same person, or keep them if you like!

Valentine's Day Candy Bag made with Bloomin' Love by Stampin' Up!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Bloomin’ Love
Ink: Versamark, Rose Red
Paper: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Falling in Love DSP
Other: Bloomin’ Love Thinlits, 2 x8 cellophane bags, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, 3/8” Metallic Combo (free with Sale-A-Bration)

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For Our Friends

Today a friend of mine commented that I’m “brave” because I mentioned that I’m preparing for a presentation to give to several dozen people. She told me she could never do this – it takes too much bravery! I had to laugh at that. I’m not brave! I’m terrified!! Getting up in front of people is never easy. Will they be receptive to my message? Will it go well? Speaking in public is intimidating and yes, scary.

Even though I was scared to accept the opportunity, I did it anyway. I knew I’d be terrified, especially as the presentation got closer, but that’s okay. I know I can do the presentation while being scared at the same time.

I’m a big believer that if we’re not doing things that terrify us, we’re not growing. This presentation is a little less scary because I’ve done presentations before. With each time I do one, it gets a little easier. Maybe one day I won’t even feel scared. Who knows? But until then, I plan to keep saying YES when asked. This will make sure I keep growing.

Is there something you do even though it’s scary? If you have kids, I bet there’s a lot you do that scares you every day!! LOL.

Friend Card

My card today would be terrific to send to a friend who is going through something hard (or scary!). We all need to feel loved and often, the platonic love of another friend can help get us through whatever hardship we’re in.

Valentine's Day Card using the Bloomin' Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!
This card would also be delightful to send your bestie for Valentine’s day!! My favorite part of this card is the large flower. Although it looks very colorful and difficult to make, I was able to cheat by using Stampin’ Up’s new Falling in Love DSP. The paper has beautiful color gradations and looks so pretty doesn’t it?

Tips and Tricks

– If you don’t have the special platform for cutting intricate dies, run the die through your Big Shot a few times to make sure it gets a great cut.
– I love the Big Shot Die Brush for getting all the little pieces out of the die once it’s cut. This tool is a must-have staple in your craft room!
– To glue on the beads (Sprinkles Embellishments), I used a little dab of my Fine Tip Glue Pen.
– The “Friend” sentiment is embossed with gold (though it’s really hard to see in the picture). The gold goes along with the elegant feel of the card.

Valentine's Day Card using the Bloomin' Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!
If you live in the US, our nation is feeling divided right now. Let’s show some love. Send a card to a friend, showing that you are thinking of her. And if you have a friend going through something scary, send her a card, too! Our card-making hobby is a gift we can use to lift others. Let’s use it for good and show everyone around us that they are loved and valuable.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Bloomin’ Love
Ink: Versamark
Other: Linen Thread, Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits, Sprinkles Embellishments, Big Shot Die Brush
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Falling in Love DSP

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Learn How to Make a Pocket Card!

I am so excited about today’s project! Every year I take upon an important task. I make the cards for all the teachers in our kid’s small school. The cards mean SO MUCH to the teachers. They thank me, and then thank me again. And a few months later, again….It is amazing how much they appreciate my work! I also take the time to write EACH teacher an individual note, telling them why the students and parents appreciate them. It takes me forever, but as you can tell, it’s so worth it. The teachers should be earning more than investment bankers, in my opinion. I can’t give them the six-figure salary that they deserve, but I can tell them how much we all appreciate them.

We usually give them cash or gift certificates for their holiday gift, so I wanted a project with a pocket. I have a tutorial to show you exactly how to make the cards. It’s easy! I had to make it easy since I needed to make a lot of them. LOL.

Tutorial - How to make a pocket card

I decorated the cards for Chanuakah using the candle from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set. The card is square and the finished size measures 4 x 4.

Chanukah (Hannukah) card with Sprinkles of Life stamp set with Stampin' Up!

When you open it up, here’s how it looks on the inside:

Tutorial - How to make a pocket card

The project is easy to make since I needed so many of them. Here’s how to make them:

Step 1: Cut the card stock to 8 x 5 1/2. I designed the cards so I could get two projects from one sheet of card stock.  This saved me some money since I had so many to make! If you’re making them in bulk, I suggest shaving 1/2 off the long side (as shown below), and then cut the card stock in half, at 5 1/2″.

Tutorial - How to make a pocket card

Step 2: Score the card stock at 4″

Tutorial - How to make a pocket card

Step 3: Turn the card stock and score again at 4″. See, you can’t mess it up!!! LOL.

Tutorial - How to make a pocket card

Step 4: Trim off the left block. I like to trim on the outside of the score lines .

Tutorial - How to make a pocket card

Step 5: This step is optional, but lovely. If you have a corner rounder, round the left corner pocket. This makes it look especially lovely when the pocket is done.

Tutorial - How to make a pocket card

Step 6: You’ll want to us a strong adhesive, such as sticky strip or tombow, to adhere the pocket. Put the adhesive, as shown below, and bend up to form a pocket.

Tutorial - How to make a pocket card

Step 7: If you’d like to decorate the inside of the card (with designer paper or white so you can wrote a message), cut the paper to 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.

Tutorial - How to make a pocket card

 

Here’s how it looks when it’s done. You can fill your pocket with cash, gift cards, anything!

Tutorial - How to make a pocket card

I hope you enjoy this project!! If you make it, please send me a picture. It was such fun to make and I’ve already given them to the teachers. I’ve gotten so many heartfelt thanks that my heart is swimming with joy. Isn’t it great to be a papercrafter? What a beautiful opportunity.

Love,
Rina

 

Copper Trees? Why Not?!

It’s less than a week before the holidays start! Today I’m uber excited because my kids will be performing in their Chanukah play and I know it’ll be adorable. One of my kids will be a candle and the other will be a Greek. Should be adorable. They get so excited to perform on stage. Personally, I’d be terrified, but they always get over their stage-fright and enjoy it so much. We can learn a lot from our kiddies….

For today’s card I wanted to use some of the new copper embossing powder. I’ve also sorely neglected the stamp set, Totally Trees. I’m really hoping this stamp set doesn’t retire and carries over to the next Annual Catalog. There’s so much I can do with it…we’ll have to wait and see! In the meantime, I’ve inked it up for the card today.

Totally Trees stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Watercoloring

Watercoloring is so trendy right now. It’s been trendy for a while and it’s getting more and more popular since it looks so gorgeous. Luckily, it’s not hard to do. LOL. Also, like with everything in life, the more you do it, the better you get.

I started with Shimmery White card stock, which I embossed in copper. I then used Cherry Cobbler and my aqua painter to paint some ink over the tree. Much to my surprise (and watercoloring is full of surprises) the watercoloring came out pink instead of red. Oopsie. I really wanted a red card. I let it dry and went over it again with Cherry Cobbler ink and it got a bit darker, but still pink. See, watercoloring is an experiment no matter how often you’ve done it. I’ve never watercolored with red before so now I know! And now you know, too. LOL.

The reason why I wanted the watercoloring to be red is because I wanted to use more of my Warmth and Cheer designer series paper. If you had a chance to see my post on Monday, I shared that I am loving the paper and sad to see it retire in a few weeks.

Totally Trees stamp set by Stampin' Up!

My card features as much as the Warmth and Cheer paper as I could put in without overdoing it. That’s always a delicate balance, isn’t it? Pretty, without overwhelming. I also brought in some of the copper foil to highlight the copper in the tree.

A pretty doubled bow in Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine finishes off the project and adds some whimsy to it. Of course, I can never stop there. When I was done I splattered some gold “Wink of Stella” over the whole project to give it that “ Shabby Chic” feel. I can’t resist. It brings the whole project together!

Wishing you a most fabulous last few days before the holidays. I cheated a bit and bought some of my holiday food ready-made. I never do this since I don’t like eating processed food (bleh) but sometimes we’ve got to give ourselves a break, right?

Happy Preparing,
Love,
Rina

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Totally Trees, Endless Birthday Wishes (sentiment)
Paper: Warmth and Cheer, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Copper Foil
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Copper Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine

Cozy Christmas

Happy week-before-the-holidays-begin! I hope it’s a good week for you. My to-do list is a bit overwhelming.  I’m hoping I surprise myself and get much more done than I think I can. LOL. In the meantime, I have some exciting projects to share with you this week. My first project is a cozy one that uses the uber cute stamp set, Cookie Cutter Christmas.

I have a confession! When I first saw the Warmth and Cheer designer paper (which is now on sale for half off!) I thought it wasn’t my style. To me, it screamed country, and I’m seriously not a country girl. I live in a suburb of D.C. and I’ve never been camping in my life. The closest to the country I’ve gotten is visiting the Amish in Lancaster County, PA (which I LOVE!!!).

Once I started using it, I realized it wasn’t a country design, it was a cozy design! The more I used it, the more I fell in love with it. I’m sad it’ll be retiring in only a few weeks since it is lovely. I’m using it as much as I can!

Christmas Card made with Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Doesn’t the paper make the whole project look cozy and warm? Okay, so maybe it is a little country looking, but I LOVE it!

Watercoloring and Details

Another part of the card that makes it stand out is the watercoloring. To get the effect, I stamped Archival black onto Shimmery white card stock. I used an aqua painter with soft suede ink. To get the shading, I colored the image, then let it dry. I then went over parts of it again with the aqua painter, and it created some beautiful dark and light effects.

I also used my new Stitched framelits. Oh I’m loving them. Below is a close up so you can see the effect better.

Christmas Card made with Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Aren’t those framelits beautiful? I then punched a hole in the top and laced some ribbon through it. The ribbon was very thick, so I separated it, pulling some strands out so it would be less thick and more vintage looking. I frayed the ends to add some interest.

A little gold thread offsets the image and adds some sparkle.

Hope you have a most fantastic week and that everything magically and effortlessly gets done on your to-do list. And that you enjoy the process.

Love,
Rina

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Classy Chanukah Card

Today I have another Chanukah card to share with you! It’s fun making Chanukah cards using stamps that aren’t necessarily intended for this purpose. In today’s card, I used the stamp set “Sprinkles of Life.” It is an amazing versatile set. You can make cupcakes, ice cream cones, and yes, even menorahs. How cool, right?
Chanukah Card (Hannukah) using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Colors

I enjoy using non-traditional colors for my holiday cards. This card is no exception. My color scheme was simple, the deep red Cherry Cobbler and the mustard yellow of Delightful Dijon. There are splashes of gold, too, thanks to some subtle ribbon and thread. The combination looks classy and interesting.

How to make the Menorah

To make the Menorah, I used the candle stamp from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and couple of markers (Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight). I started in the center and made the middle candle high. I then started stamping to the right and made each of the four surrounding candles a bit lower. The strategically based ribbon hides the bottom of the candles so you don’t see the jagged lower parts. Gotta love ribbon, right? It can hide a host of problems while enhancing a project.

Chanukah Card (Hannukah) using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Lots and Lots of Ribbon

Ribbon is featured highly in this card. Since I didn’t have any other images that were Chanukah themed, I needed something to fill the card and not detract from the central image. I decided to use lots of ribbon! And it was SO MUCH fun to do this. The card uses five different ribbons or threads:

  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Delightful Dijon
  • Gold Baker’s Twine
  • Gold Thread
  • Linen Thread

Since the colors all coordinated, it worked so great to pull them all in. Some ribbon is carefully tied, others is artfully placed. It adds so much interest to a card. I can never have too much ribbon in my craft room! It’s a fun effect.

Happy December

I hope you’re having a happy December. I’m looking forward to my kids performing in the annual Chanukah play. I’ve also started buying lots of potatoes to make my famous sweet potato pancakes. Here is a link to my favorite recipe for making the latkes. The recipe was created by Aviva Golfarb of the Six O’Clock Scramble. My kids enjoy having them with apple sauce or sour cream. Click here for the link. They are delish. I usually triple or quadruple the recipe. Lots of work, but worth it – they freeze well, too. Definitely my favorite Chanukah Treat!

Happy Day!
Love,
Rina

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life, Endless Birthday Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Gold Baker’s Twine, Gold Thread, Linen Thread

Snowflake Shaker Card

Have you made a shaker card yet? They are so addictive. I know they can see intimidating at first, but after you’ve done one, it’s easy! I’ll link a video at the bottom of this post with instructions on how to create a shaker card. In the meantime, think about trying it – you’ll have a blast!

Shaker card made with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up!

This card makes me especially happy because I tried a new-for-me technique. I embossed silver onto silver. Isn’t it fun looking? It totally goes with my stamping style, too, doesn’t it? The effect looks perhaps more complicated than it was.

How to Emboss on Metallic Foil

To emboss the silver, I started with a large scrap of silver foil. I then ran the embossing buddy over it. This step is CRITICAL for embossing on foil. I found that if I forgot this step (ask me how I know….), embossing powder got all over the foil and it was a mess. We want to avoid messes, right? So don’t be like me! Remember your embossing buddy the first time! LOL.

Next, stamp your image in the center in versamark and sprinkle on embossing powder.

TIP: At this point, be CAREFUL how you pick it up to shake off the excess powder. The powder will stick to your fingerprints. Hold the paper like you’d hold a photograph, by the edges only! This is why I die cut the image AFTER I was done embossing. The stray fingerprints around the edge don’t look so great when covered with embossing powder. (Ask me again how I know….)

Finally, heat set the image. I like to warm up my heat tool for about a minute before using it. This gives a good blast of heat and the paper curls less. You may also want to hit the paper with short blasts of heat if it starts curling.

When you’re done, cut out the image using framelits, punches, or paper cutters.

Shaker card made with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Video

Here’s a video, showing how to make a shaker card. I really hope you give it a try!


Happy Stamping!
Love,
Rina

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Supplies Used:

Stamps: Flurry of Wishes
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Silver Foil, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Fancy Frost Sequins, Trio Pack Mica Flakes, Rhinestones, Foam Adhesive Strips, Circles Framelits

Making a Chanukah Card with Birthday Candles

I am so excited to share my first Chaunkah card of the year!! This is especially exciting because unfortunately, Stampin’ Up! does offer any Chanukah stamps this year. But we’re paper crafters, right? If we have a dilemma or a challenge, we can come up with a solution!

Chaukah card using the Build a Birthday stamp set by Stampin' Up!

My solution was to create a menorah out of birthday candles. Why not, right? I used the Build a Birthday stamp set. It is ideal for a menorah and no one looking at the card would ever guess that it was meant for another purpose, right?

Card Colors

I love using non-traditional colors for projects. Jewish cards are typically done in blue and white, which is the color of the Israeli flag. However, just like I love making Christmas cards in pink or light blue, I also enjoy making Chaunkah cards in purple. I have no idea why, but it’s my “thing.” My purple Chanukah cards generally come out looking elegant and the color suits them. Here’s a Chanukah card I did a couple of years ago in purple. It just works, right?

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Tips for Making the Card:

To make the card, I mostly did things free-hand. I started with a too-large piece of whisper white card stock, which I knew I’d later be trimming to fit the candles. I stamped the higher candle in the middle and then the candles on each side, eye-balling the placement (yay photopolymer stamps!). It’s important to keep the candles relatively close to each other so that the menorah doesn’t get too wide. You want it to fit nicely on your card!

When done stamping, trim the card stock on each side. Every card will measure a little different, depending on your candle placement.

Chaukah card using the Build a Birthday stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Do you see the small purple scallops on the bottom? I made these using the Square Framelits. I cut out a few scalloped squares, then cut them apart, lining them up along the bottom of the card. I LOVE the effect and know I’ll be using it a lot in the future.

This layer was then adhered to some silver paper (gotta have shine!) and dazzling diamonds glitter was added to the lights (more shine!)

To finish it off, I added a little green background at an angle to add interest to the card, and a little baker’s twine at the bottom.

Seeing Challenges in a New Light

It wasn’t easy coming up with a Chanukah card without having a Chanukah-themed stamp, but that’s how we learn and grow. In life, we also experience a lack of resources, whether it’s time or money, or something specific, like a broken appliance. What will we do when we hit the wall? Some days, we’ll give up, and that’s okay. But other days, we’ll remember how we managed to make a card even when we didn’t have the supplies we needed. We’ll remember how we tackled the problem, with zeal and a willingness to figure things out, and we came up with a beautiful creation. My wish for you is that the skills you use in your craft room will be personified in your life and help you to come up with a creative solutions that will brighten your life and those around you.

XOXOXO,
Rina

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Build a Birthday
Paper: Perfect Plum, Silver FoilInk: Crushed Curry, Perfect Plum
Other: Square Framelits, Perfect Plum Baker’s Twine, Silver Metallic Thread

Glamper Greetings

One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! is that they keep coming up with fresh and new images. Glamper Greetings is a unique and fun stamp set. I bought it because it’s very different than anything I’ve seen and it’s so CUTE. It has lots of little pieces and you can build your own scene. You can also use it for holidays or any other event. It could even be used for a masculine card, and you know those aren’t easy to make!

Holiday Glamping

For today, I’ve used the stamp set to make a holiday card. The only “holiday” theme on the glamper is a wreath. It’s simple and elegant, without taking a long time to create. Isn’t that the best?

Handmade Christmas Card using Glamper Greetings by Stampin' Up!

To make the glamper, I stamped Archival black onto Shimmery White card stock (which is my favorite paper for watercoloring.) From there, I carefully cut it out. Then I started having the real fun! I stamped the lines in Garden Green and added a little pie and wreath. With my Aqua Painter, I added some more Garden Green and some Smoky Slate to give the camper a little interest and definition, but I kept it simple and didn’t go overboard with filling things in. Sometimes less is more, don’t you think?

Using a Sketch

The card follows the Paper Craft Crew sketch #222. It’s a great, all-purpose sketch. If you like to PIN sketches to pinterest, this is a great one to pin and use over and over again. You can never go wrong with it – it’s like a black dress. Combine some fancy paper on the bottom, plain paper on top, and a focal image in the middle. You will have a lovely card that looks put-together. You can’t go wrong!

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I hope you join in and play with the Paper Craft Crew. Click here to see cards others have made with the sketch, and to play along.

Pretty Paper

My favorite aspect of the card is the paper at the bottom. It is from the Warm and Cheer paper stack. It has a masculine feel to it and reminds me of argyle socks that my sweet hubby wears. I used to have a problem using my specialty paper. When I love it, I don’t want to use it up! But I’ve learned that when you use just the right paper on a card, it brings the whole project together. After you make the card using your favorite paper and you love the results, you enjoy the paper even more.

Handmade Christmas Card using Glamper Greetings by Stampin' Up!

If you tend to “save” your paper, I challenge you! The next time you stamp, go ahead and use your absolute favorite. You will love the card! And there’s always more beautiful paper that you can buy if you run out. . . .Happy Stamping!

Love,
Rina
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Glamper Greetings
Paper: Warmth and Cheer, Garden Green, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Ink: Archival Black, Garden Green, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Other: Aqua Painter, 3/8” ribbon Trio Pack, Frosted Sequins, Silver Metallic thread

Whimsical Snowflake Card

There are two types of stampers in me. There’s the stamper that creates clean and elegant cards. Then there’s the stamper who creates whimsical cards. The card I’m showing you today is the latter kind, which always makes me smile.

When I set out to make this card, I decided to sit back and relax and let the creativity take me where it wanted to go. (Isn’t that a fun way to stamp?) I didn’t have any colors or layouts in mind. I love how the card turned out and I had a BALL making it.

Handmade Christmas Card using the Flurry of Wishes of stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I started with one of my favorite colors, Watermelon Wonder, and my current favorite stamp set, Flurry of Wishes. I kept my color scheme simple, using a light brown Crumb Cake, which looks so nice with the redish-pink Watermelon Wonder. This may be my new favorite color combo.

There is one thing that will make this card even better – the new stitched framelits. I just ordered mine and don’t have them yet. A little stitching around the sentiment would have added the perfect touch for this card. I can’t wait till they arrive. If you’d like to order them, unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a bit since the demand was so overwhelming, that they are temporarily on backorder now. I know I’ll be using them for just about every card I create…..

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Since I was in a whimsical mood when creating this card, I layered some pretty embellishments behind the sentiment. Gold doily, white a doily, linen thread, coordinating ribbon. So much fun to put so many different layers in a card.

Handmade Christmas Card using the Flurry of Wishes of stamp set by Stampin' Up!

For a finishing touch, I splattered Early Espresso ink on the card. I did this by inking up my aqua painter and tapping it over the card.

I hope you give whimsical stamping a try! It’s fun to create a card in this style and I think they look so pretty. I need to do this more!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Flurry of Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake
Paper: Whisper White
Other: Metallic Doilies, Delicate White Doilies, Watermelon Wonder ribbon, Linen Thread