Do you remember shrinky dinks? Those plastic images that you could color and then shrink in your oven? They're just as much fun as a grown-up as they were when I was a kid!
Stampin' Up! used to carry shrink plastic years and years ago. I still have a partial package in my drawer and the Honey Bee stamp set from the 2020 January-June mini catalog was just begging to be stamped and shrunk. While SU! doesn't carry it anymore, you can still find it in craft stores and online.
I adhered the patterned paper from the Golden Honey DSP to a piece of Basic Black cardstock. Then, I used the beehive die from the Detailed Bee dies to cut a hole through this card front. I used sticky strip to attach a piece clear plastic to the back of the card front. Years ago, I bought a package of overhead projector (remember those?!) sheets on clearance. I use these for shaker cards, but you can also purchase window sheets.
On a separate piece of Whisper white cardstock, I stamped the beehive in Daffodil Delight ink. When you purchase SU! cling stamps, they come still stuck in the full sheet of rubber and you have to punch them out. I have some of these saved and used some for the foam between the card front and the beehive. I simply peeled the red rubber off the foam cushion and used adhesive to attach it carefully around the edges of the beehive that I had stamped on Whisper White cardstock. I was very careful not to leave any holes, but I also tried to stay fairly close to the edge because I didn't want all my bling to wind up outside the frame where you couldn't see it.
I put the shrinky dink bees, some seed beads in clear and a golden brown, and a few sequins on top of the bee hive. Then I put more adhesive on the top of the foam and adhered the card front over the beehive so that the opening aligned with the stamped beehive. This created an enclosed compartment filled with bling that shakes.
Finally, I added a piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon and adhered the card front to a Daffodil Delight card base. I stamped the greeting on Daffodil Delight cardstock and used two circle dies to cut it out before adhering it to my card front to finish the card.
I used the colors from the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper which coordinates well with the Metallic Baker's Twine and Sequins combo pack available FREE during Sale-A-Bration. The colors aren't technically the same, but they could be! That's how well they match.
The layering of Whisper White on Whisper White adds that little extra touch to take this card from basic to elegant.
For the diagonal cut on the DSP, I simply took a piece of the ice cream DSP that was 4 1/4" x 5" then I sliced off the end at a diagonal that looked good. I then laid 1/4" strips along the angle cut and trimmed the sides to create the stripes at the bottom.
This Bonanza Buddies stamp set is so much fun and has so many possibilities, that I'm sure you'll see a couple more blog posts focused on different ways to use it in the coming weeks!
When I think of poppies, the red poppies in the fields in France come to mind. But these light pink poppies exude elegance. Paired with a primarily white on white color scheme, these cards are stunning in their simplicity. Not only that, but they were quick and easy to put together too!
All of these cards use the following supplies:
This card uses the masking technique. I stamped profile poppy on two post-it notes and cut them out on the outline. Then, I stamped two of these profile poppies on the card front. I covered them with the cut-out ones on sticky notes. I then stamped the other poppies over top of the post-it notes. Finally, I removed the sticky notes to reveal the line of poppies.
To get the Meerkat stamp set, be sure to check the Sale-A-Bration rewards in the lower left of your screen after you've ordered at least $50 in product.
Cut the larger circle out of the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock first. Then, adhere the Crumb Cake cardstock to your card front. Next, cut the smaller circle from the Soft Suede card front by positioning a smaller circle die inside the hole already cut from the Crumb Cake cardstock. Adhere the piece of Whisper White on the interior of the card. Finally, close the card and stamp the meerkat in the middle of the circular hole.
Use the Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend to color the sand under the meerkat. Then go over it with the Color Lifter to make it lighter. Add a little Light Flirty Flamingo to the meerkat's cheeks to give him extra personality!
The full sentiment stamp says: Happy Birthday to a Stand Up Guy. Carefully ink only the "Happy Birthday" and stamp it on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Then, stamp the greeting above it and cut with the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies.
Adhere the Whisper White card front to the piece of Flirty Flamingo. Wrap a piece of Linen Thread around these 3 times and secure with tape on the back. Adhere this card front using Stampin' Dimensionals to the card front. Also use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the greeting.
Color the sand under their feet with the Light Crumb Cake. Then, go over it with the Color Lifter to make it lighter.
Whether you're new to rubber stamping and card making or you're a seasoned pro, Rooted In Nature is a gorgeous stamp set that is perfect for making elegant cards for all occasions. Because I'm stuck on plaids right now, I used with a blue plaid patterned paper from the Country Club Designer Series Paper pack. I created three cards that use the same basic layout and go from simple to oh là là!