Color & Contour with Fresh Freesia

Color & Contour in Fresh Freesia

Color & Contour Card with Fresh Freesia

This Color & Contour card in Fresh Freesia ended up being so simple to stamp and put together.

The new catalogue bundle that I used for this card – the Color & Contour stamp set and Scalloped Contour Dies – includes 13 stamps as well as 8 dies and is quickly becoming a favourite that I reach for often.

To make this card, I stamped three flowers and three buds onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper using  Black StazOn ink. Then I added colour to the flowers using the Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent refills and the Water Painters. To achieve a watercolor look, leave some white showing when adding colour.

After cutting out the flowers with a die and the smaller buds free hand with scissors, I created the rest of the card front.  

I coloured the stamped leaves in Soft Succulent again using the Water Painters and added the splatter image to fill in some of the white space on the card. I kept everything in threes – the flowers, buds, splatters and leaves.

After adding the Basic Back scallop piece to the Whisper White card, I adhered the cut out images with dimensionals.

Color & Contour Bundle Color & Contour Bundle $69.25 #158356


Color & Contour Stamp Set with Scalloped Contours Dies

Color & Contour Stamp Set with Scalloped Contours DIes


After assembling the card, I added a few Matte Black Dots for extra appeal. 

And can we talk about the greetings in this stamp set for just a minute? I love the mixed fonts and the slightly larger size of the greetings and how amazing they look.

Now that I have the layout of this card completed, it will be easy to make again and again in other colors. I plan to start with another of my favourite new In Colors, Pale Papaya and continue on from there.


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Sweet As A Peach

Sweet As A Peach Stamps and Peach Dies

Save on the You’re A Peach designer series paper plus 8 other patterned papers right now. These select packages of designer series paper are on sale until August 2nd. See all the sale priced packages here.

The Sweet As A Peach stamp set and Peach dies coordinate with the paper to make fun and colourful card in just a few minutes. Plus if you buy the bundle, you save 10%. 

The focus of this card is the layered paper. I limited the stamping to the greeting and an peach accent. For ink, I used only Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz. The two created a really vibrant combination.

Sweet As A Peach Bundle Sweet As A Peach Bundle $49.50 #155823

Sweet As A Peach Stamp Set

You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper

Here are the cut dimensions of the paper and card stock:

  • Whisper White Base – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ folded in half 
  • Peaches paper – 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ 
  • Pear Pizzazz brushstroke paper – 2-1/4″ x 4-3/4″
  • Calypso Coral polka dot paper – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White greeting – 1-1/2″ x 3″
  • Whisper White scrap for die cut pieces


You're A Peach Bundle

You’re A Peach Bundle

I adhered all the die cut pieces – the peach, leaves and banner greeting – with dimensionals. All of these dies are included in the bundle and the banner frame fits multiple greetings. Pairing the smaller font greeting with the larger greeting in different colours really makes the message stand out.


Sweet As A Peach

You’re A Peach Envelope Flap

To cover the flap of the envelope, cut a piece of designer series paper to 2-1/4″ x 6″. Adhere the paper to the envelope flap and then trim off the excess paper with scissors. I opted to use the same Pear Pizzazz brushstroke design from the card.


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Just Want to Say Card – Art Gallery

Just Want to Say with Art Gallery

Just Want to Say Card

Just Want to Say Card – Art Gallery

No matter what you “just want to say”, the Art Gallery stamp set and Floral Gallery dies bundle has a greeting that expresses the right sentiment. Sorry, thank you, I miss you, good luck, Best Wishes, You are Lovely, Congratulations, I’m Thinking of You and Happy Birthday. This stamp set has them all. Plus some breathtakingly gorgeous florals to go with. 

I have a secret weakness for pink and orange. It’s a crazy combination but I love the two colours together. This card uses Stampin’ Up! faves, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie.

Rather than layer the two flower images together as usual, I stamped only the larger flower. I really like how more white around the flower made the words stand out a bit more. The stem was stamped in Old Olive.

I added dimensionals behind the flower as well as the Happy Birthday frame to add some height to the card.


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The base of this card is Pumpkin Pie card stock cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ folded in half. Whisper White cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ is adhered to the base.

The next set of layers is Flirty Flamingo card stock that measures 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ and designer series paper cut to 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. I adhered these pieces at a bit of an angle. The rest of the card uses Whisper White pieces for the flower, stem and greetings.

Art Gallery Bundle

Art Gallery Bundle Save 10%

156227 $68.25


Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper

Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper

154558 $15.75


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Wild Roses Background Stamp and FREE Shipping

Wild Roses Background Stamp

Wild Roses Background Stamp


Wild Roses Background Stamp

I love making cards when the big, beautiful background stamp does all the work, This card uses Wild Roses from the current mini catalogue which features an array of roses sized just right for the front of a card.

Create lots of different looks by making small changes. Use different colours of ink and a different greeting to create birthday, all occasion, sympathy and more cards.

Want to keep it simple? Stamp with coloured ink onto white or light card stock and save time. Or you could take it up a notch and colour the individual blooms with markers, blends or watercolor for a burst of colour. Whether you want to make a clean and simple card or a one of a kind work of art, this stamp does it all.

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Wild Roses Background Stamp

Blended Inks

After stamping the image onto Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink, I heat embossed the stamped image with white embossing powder. Next, I applied four colors of ink with Blending Brushes. From left to right the colours are Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz and Mango Melody.

To finish the card I used dimensionals to add the greeting which was heat embossed onto Basic Black card stock.

The card base is 8-1/2″ by 5-1/2″ folded in half. The Basic Black layer is 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ and the top Whisper white layer measures 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. Finally, the Basic Black greeting piece is 1-5/8″ x 4″.


Wild Roses Background Stamp

Wild Roses Background Stamp

Cling 154364 $23

Wood 154417 $29

Welcome A Baby with Hippo Happiness

Hippo Happiness Baby Cards

Welcome A Baby with Hippo Happiness

Did you ever think that attending a baby shower via Zoom would be a thing? Although we aren’t celebrating like we used to, I still wanted to take a moment and create a welcome baby card for the new parents.  And hope that greeting the baby in person will happen in the near future. 

And aren’t the animals included in the Hippo Happiness stamp set adorable? If hippos don’t bring you happiness, you can choose a sheep, a horse or even a unicorn to add to your cards. 


Hippo Happiness

Hippo Happiness Bundle

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Hippo Happiness Stamp Set and Hippo & Friends Dies  


Hippo Happiness Baby Card Hippo

The dies that are included in Hippo & Friends Dies also include some frames that I used on both of these cards. There are three unique shapes with multiple layers to each shape. 

Used with the included animals or on their own, these frame dies make easy backgrounds for cards by matching the card stock layer or contrasting as below.  

I wanted this card to be bright and colorful so I selected Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green. for my stamped images and card stock. For the hippo, I stamped the body and then stamped off once for the face allowing for the fainter color. 


Hippo Happiness Baby Card Sheep

The colors used for this card are Smoky Slate, Misty Moonlight and Bumblebee. A little more subtle than the hippo but this friendly sheep still stands out. Especially with the balloons. All the little accents – balloons, butterflies, a flower and more – add so much fun to making cards with this stamp set. 

I added some Neutrals 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and assorted greetings from the Well Said stamp set and Well Written Dies to complete this card. 


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Butterfly Brilliance is Not Just Another Butterfly Stamp Set

Butterfly Brilliance Trio

Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and Brilliant Wings Dies


Butterfly Brilliance is Not Just Another Butterfly Stamp Set 

When I heard that a butterfly stamp set was going to be released early from upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue, I assumed that it would be just another butterfly stamp set. But I was so wrong. 

After spending just a little bit of time with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and coordinating Brilliant Wings dies I am hooked. Everything about this product bundle is impressive.

First of all, who doesn’t love butterflies? This stamp set and dies bundle with the limited edition Butterfly Bijou  designer series paper can handle every occasion.

Plus, there is something in the bundle for every type of stamper. From beginner to clean and simple to over the top works of art, the bundle can make it happen.

The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is made up of the namesake stamp set and Brilliant Wings dies in addition to the Butterfly Bijou designer series paper and the Natural Touch specialty paper. You can buy each item individually or as a bundle.

Although the stamp set and dies will be in the next catalogue, the papers are only available until May 3rd or while supplies last. 


Butterfly Brilliance Collection

Butterfly Brilliance Collection $97

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Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set

The patterns in the Butterfly Bijou designer series papers are all sized just right to your cards and projects. And the sheet with the large butterflies can be cut out with the die. Easy peasy cards! 

Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper

Butterfly Bijou DSP  48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ paper 


Butterfly Brilliance and Brilliant Wings Dies

I used the Many Messages bundle to create all the greetings.  And the all in one die allows you to cut out all the dies in one pass. What a timesaver.


Many Messages Bundles

Many Messages Bundle 


Butterfly Brilliance Stamps and Brilliant Wings Dies

I am loving the details in these dies and how well they coordinate with the stamps. Plus there are great accent pieces like these black bricks included. The possibilities for creating with these stamp sets and bundles seem limitless. 


Brilliant Wings Dies

Brilliant Wings Dies 

Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set

Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set 


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