Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Transforming Simplicity into Beauty with the Loveliest Tree Bundle

 

Hello, crafting friends!

Today, I’m excited to share how we can turn the simple yet charming Loveliest Tree Bundle from Stampin' Up! into two stunning and heartfelt cards. Whether you're a seasoned card maker or just starting out, this bundle offers endless creative possibilities.

Bright Granny Apple Green Card

First up, we have a card stamped in bright granny apple green. The vibrant color combined with a few carefully chosen paper accents creates a fresh and lively design. 


Heartfelt Sympathy Card in Misty Moonlight

Next, I created a heartfelt sympathy card using the tree dies and the elegant misty moonlight blue paired with Countryside Inn DSP. This combination results in a serene and comforting design perfect for expressing your condolences. 



Bonus Tip

As a bonus, watch my video to see how I use parchment paper while die-cutting intricate dies for a quick & easy release.   

I hope you found some inspiration in these projects. Turning simple stamps and dies into beautiful cards is easier than you think! 

Happy crafting,  Nancy

WATCH MY VIDEO REPLAY HERE.

If you enjoyed these cards and would like to recreate it yourself, or if you're inspired to explore more creative projects, I've provided a FREE project sheet and clickable shopping links below.

By using my host code 23M3NDX7, you can support my work while indulging in your crafting passion! THANK YOU!

Purchase from me in July, and I will send you the upcoming mini catalog, filled with fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more, for FREE! (Offer expires 7/30/24).

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Create Stunning Butterfly Cards with Sketched Butterflies Stamps

 

Welcome back, crafting enthusiasts! Today, I'm excited to share two unique and beautiful butterfly cards.  We'll use one layout, the new Sketched Butterflies stamps, coordinating dies and one pretty paper design from the Perennial Lavender DSP.  All from Stampin' Up. This project is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your card-making repertoire.


Materials Needed: Clickable Shopping Links & a FREE Project sheet link are below.

CARD 1

Create this beautiful butterfly card by stamping and embossing a butterfly on Highland Heather cardstock, then die-cutting the design. Add a pretty paper design to your card base, adhere the butterfly.  Don't forget the add texture with the Distressed Tile Embossing Folder.


CARD 2

Design a unique butterfly card by using the same layout with a different arrangement. This time use the detailed butterfly dies and layer them onto a pretty paper design. Complete the card with creative embellishments to make it truly special.




Bonus Tip: For a subtle sparkle, use a Wink of Stella brush pen to add shimmer to your butterflies. This small detail can make your cards stand out even more!

WATCH MY YOUTUBE REPLAY HERE.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to create your own butterfly cards using the Sketched Butterflies stamps and dies. Don't forget to share your creations with me on Instagram using #MyButterflyCards.

If you loved this project, please subscribe to my blog for more card-making inspiration, tips, and tutorials. Happy crafting!

If you enjoyed these cards and would like to recreate it yourself, or if you're inspired to explore more creative projects, I've provided a FREE project sheet and clickable shopping links below.

By using my host code 23M3NDX7, you can support my work while indulging in your crafting passion! THANK YOU!

Purchase from me in July, and I will send you the upcoming mini catalog, filled with fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more, for FREE! (Offer expires 7/30/24).

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Thursday, July 4, 2024

A Nostalgic Look Back: My 4th of July Card Collection

 Hello, creative friends!

As we celebrate the spirit of Independence Day, I thought it would be the perfect time to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane. I've compiled a gallery of my favorite 4th of July cards from past years, each one bursting with patriotic colors and festive designs.

From intricate die-cut pinwheels to shimmering glimmer paper and bold red, white, and blue themes, these cards hold a special place in my heart. I hope they inspire you as much as they have inspired me.

Feel free to browse through the photos and leave a comment sharing which one is your favorite or how you plan to celebrate this 4th of July. Your feedback and creativity always light up my day!

Remember to subscribe to my blog for more card-making ideas, tutorials, and inspiration. And don’t forget to share this post with your fellow crafting friends.

Happy 4th of July and happy crafting!

Warm wishes,
Nancy




















How to Create Stunning Pinwheels & Rosettes with 2024-2026 In Colors | Round We Go Bundle

In this weeks video tutorial we dive into the incredible versatility of the Round We Go bundle! I created vibrant pinwheels using the new 2024-2026 In Colors paired with matching glimmer paper for that extra sparkle. Our sentiment for this card will be a cheerful "Hip Hip Hurray."



In the second part of the video, we crafted a beautiful rosette using patterned Petunia Pop paper. The sentiment "Hello Friend" from the Country Birdhouse set adds a warm, personal touch. The Round We Go bundle is perfect for mixing and matching with other stamps to create unique, personalized cards.


Here's a breakdown of the products I used and why I love them:

Round We Go Bundle: The Round We Go bundle is a must-have for any cardmaker, offering endless creative possibilities with its versatile die cuts and stamps. Whether you're making pinwheels, rosettes, or any other circular design, this bundle has you covered.

2024-2026 In Color Cardstock, Inks, and Patterned Paper: These new 2024-2026 In Colors are absolutely stunning and will keep your projects fresh and trendy for years to come! The matching cardstock, inks, and patterned paper make it easy to create cohesive and eye-catching designs.

Glimmer Paper: Add a touch of sparkle and elegance to your cards with this gorgeous glimmer paper. It's perfect for making your designs stand out and adding that extra pizazz to your projects.

Basics Embossing Powders: The basics embossing powders are essential for adding dimension and a professional finish to your stamped images. They come in a variety of colors to suit any project, and they're incredibly easy to use.

6x6 Patterned Paper: This 6x6 patterned paper pack offers a delightful variety of designs, making it easy to coordinate and enhance your card creations. The smaller size is perfect for cardmaking, and the patterns are versatile enough to use for any occasion.

Don't miss out on this creative journey, and be sure to subscribe for more cardmaking inspiration! Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting, these products will help you create beautiful, personalized cards that your friends and family will love.

Watch my YouTube video replay here.


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PLUS BONUS DAYS From NOW – July 31, shop with me, Nancy Novak/Stampinshout, and earn a $5 coupon for EVERY $50 you spend! Coupons can be redeemed in August!


If you enjoyed these cards and would like to recreate it yourself, or if you're inspired to explore more creative projects, I've provided a FREE project sheet and clickable shopping links below.

By using my host code 23M3NDX7, you can support my work while indulging in your crafting passion! THANK YOU!

Purchase from me in July, and I will send you the upcoming mini catalog, filled with fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more, for FREE! (Offer expires 7/30/24).

CLICK THE 'tams' LINK BELOW FOR YOUR FREE PROJECT SHEET:
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