I love the Treasures of Life stamp set for making simple, meaningful cards and scrapbook pages. The heartfelt images and sentiments touch my heart. For the card above, I simply stamped and colored, then added a touch of whimsy with the Stitched with Whimsy dies. To add a hint more color, I brushed my Soft Succulent Stampin' Blend across my sentiment.
Note: The Treasures of Life stamp set retires with the January-June 2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog on June 30.
These cards were even easier to make. I simply stamped the image and sentiment onto a Basic White Card Base to make simple clean cards packed with a lot of meaning.
Party Puffin Card and Tag Supply List
Stamps- Treasures of Life (154519)
Dies, Punches, Embossing Folders- Stitched with Whimsy dies (151820)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Momento Ink (132708)
Card Stock and Paper- Basic White (159276), Soft Succulent (155776)
Let's take one last look at the retiring Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Stampin' Up! with 4 Card Ideas starting with a simple one layer card traveling through to a gorgeous Fancy Fold card.
How to Make This Card
Cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Thick Whisper White (item #140272) Card Base. Score at 4-1/4".
Stamp hydrangea using Balmy Blue ink (#147105). Stamp rose cluster using Melon Mambo ink (#147051). Stamp smaller roses using Mango Melody ink (#147093). Then stamp leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink (147104). Lastly, stamp "I usually just send a text.." using Tuxedo Black ink (132708). Bonus: If you would like to add just a little something extra, splatter a dash of Balmy Blue ink across your card front.
Beautiful Friendship card #2 is another simple stamps, ink and paper card. I love the artistic quality of these stamps.
I used a variety of ink colors to create my floral arrangements including a previously retired colors including Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Gorgeous Grape, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, and Highland Heather.
Card #3 has a Tutorial!
What do you think of the Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce color combination? Yummy?
I honestly don't know if it is possible to make a "bad card" with the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. This is a stamp set that you buy simply for the joy of stamping because you cannot possibly go wrong. For this card, I started with a blank canvas of Whisper White Card Stock.
For even more stamping fun I increased the size of my card to 5-1/2" x 12". I scored at 4" and 8", then I sliced a triangle from the front two panels for a layered Z-Fold look.
My biggest tip when stamping randomly with lots of stamps is to work from the biggest stamps to the smallest stamps until you are happy with the results. Today's ink colors are Flirty Flamingo, Soft Seafoam, Poppy Parade, Highland Heather, Mango Melody,Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, and Garden Green. The Garden Green was a marker to color the stems.
The Beautiful Friendship stamp set is only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or until May 3, 2021.
Sometimes it's fun to simply go Back to the Basics and make cards the way that we did in the beginning, nothing fussy, just beautiful handmade cards. So today, I went Back to the Basics and made 3 Cards with some of my Free Stuff.
That's right, both my stamp set and my gorgeous paper were Free with January-February Sale-a-Bration 2021! During Sale-a-bration (January and February 2021) choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 you spend (before tax and shipping).
You will notice that I started each card with a Thick Basic White Card Base, then layered it with a 4" x 5-1/2" piece of Paper Blooms Designer Paper. After that each card is a little different. I stamped different sentiments from the Heal Your Stamp Set. I either simply cut a strip of paper to fit the sentiment or I framed the sentiment using a punch. A little bit of Baker's twine and my cards were complete!
Basic to the Basics Card Supply List
Stamps -Heal Your Heart (Free SAB Set)(155291)
Dies and Punches -Rectangular Postage Stamp (152709), Heart Punch Pack (151292)
Ink Pads -Night of Navy (147110), Rococo Rose Ink (150080)
Card Stock- Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper (Free SAB Paper) (155222 ), Thick Basic White (159229), Rococo Rose (150882)
Accessories & Adhesives -Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Snail Mail Twine (154579),