Today is the last of the card parade from my recent card swap. I can tell from your comments and enthusiasm for the first two days for my Card Swap posts that you love the inspiration from these fun and beautiful cards. If you missed the previous posts just click on the links below.
The collection of cards I’m sharing today might not all have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives great ideas for color combinations, layouts, and techniques. Enjoy the inspiration from these amazing crafters!
Please leave a comment below to let these artists know how much you love their creations. Thank you to everyone who participated! It was so much fun getting “Happy Mail”!
Have a wonderful day!
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Stampin’ Up! guaranteed retiring stamp sets would be available until May 7th. After tomorrow they are only available while supplies last. Don’t miss out on these great stamp sets! I send a lot of birthday cards and look for versatile stamp sets with different sentiments. Previously I shared ideas using some of my favorite dies and coordinating stamp sets (Butterfly Basics, Milestone Moments, and Number of Years) that are retiring. You can view those HERE and HERE. Today I am sharing a few of my favorite birthday stamp sets that are retiring. *Click on the images to see the original post.
Stylized Birthday (Item #141828 $10)
This single stamp is a “Must Have” for birthdays!
Big on Birthdays (Item #142877 $27)
I love the different fonts and sizes of the sentiments in this set!
Birthday Blooms (Item #140658 $19)
I love the font and flowers! I have used “for you” on so many projects!
*Vintage Leaves Stamp Set (shown on the left) is also retiring.
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Yesterday I shared with you the first batch of beautiful cards I received at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event I attended in Hartford, Conn. If you missed that post you can view it HERE. Today, I have more inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.
I was so excited to get Linda’s Double Triangle Fun Fold Card! I have been wanting to make one of these fun folds and hers is just over the top gorgeous! I love everything about it from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper to the organza ribbon she dyed to match. Here’s how it looks opened.
I can not wait to make this fun fold! Check back and I will share the measurements and directions.
This card is just beautiful in person! Ramsey used the Brusho Crystal Colour ink crystals to watercolor over the heat embossed butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set. I need to pull out my Crystal Colours and play. Ramsey has done several of these cards and they come out beautiful and different every time. This is a fun watercolor technique!
This card is so Jill! She is so much fun to be around! The Lemon Zest Stamp set has fun sentiments. Check out what she stamped inside.
I love it when stamp sets have inside sentiments to go together. This card is sure to brighten someone’s day!
Deb is so creative! I love how she used the flower stems from the Bouquet Bunch Dies to make a lilac bush! (Which just happen to be my favorite flower scent!) Deb added texture and layers to this beautiful card using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder and Layering Dies. Such a pretty spring card!
Rosanne’s card is another example of adding layers to create a beautiful card! Like Deb, she used the Beautiful Bunch Framelits to cut out the flowers and leaves. Even though this card has many flowers and layers, it has a clean & simple feel with the black & white background. I love the sentiment (and font) she used from the Birthday Blooms stamp set. It is retiring in May but it’s definitely one I will keep and continue to use. I love all the sentiments and beautiful flowers in this set. Check it out below and be sure to get it before it’s gone!
I so appreciate the stamping community and my stamping friends! Everyone so willingly shares their ideas and talent. Together we really can make a difference as we share our handmade kindness one card at a time! Make someone smile today!!
Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time to comment and I love it when you shop my online store. Your support helps me to keep doing what I love!! Everyone who shops with me this month will receive one of my swap cards (you can see it HERE) in addition to my monthly thank you gifts (card kits and more).
Have a wonderful day! It’s a beautiful day here in Hagerstown, Maryland and I’m going to soak up the sunshine on my walk this afternoon!
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