Last Hurrah for Zany Zebras


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Hello Friends,

Let's give a final salute, a last hurrah to the retiring Zany Zebras stamp set.  Here's two cute and simple cards made with the Zany Zebras stamp set.

This time-saving technique is what I call the Peek-a-Boo Corner Technique.  It really is a time saver because you don't have to spend endless minutes choosing which side of the designer paper you want to use.  Simply fold down the corner and Tada, you can see both sides at once.  Hint:  Stamping with a Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool eliminates a lot of do-overs.

Card Measurements

Cut Thick Whisper White Card Base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  Score at 4-1/4".

Cut Designer Paper 4" x 5-1/4".


Zany Zebras Stampin' Up!

If you would like to invest a couple of extra minutes on your hand-stamped card, try this on the inside.

 

Zany Zebras Stampin' Up!

This Zany Zebras card was definitely designed as a Baby Card, but as I look at it I see that it could easily fit other occasions too.  It could be congrats for any sort of child's accomplishment such as earning a new belt in a Karate Class or getting all A's.  The Zany Zebras stamp set by Stampin' Up! makes such simple and fun cards for both babies or children.

Grandson Baby Card

 

How to Customize a Card

I chose to use my Playful Alphabet Dies for today's Baby Card for two reasons.

Reason #1-I wanted to make a big bold statement, so I cut "WOW!" from Coastal Cabana Cardstock.  Then, I stamped Congratulations with a stamp from the A Grand Kid stamp set.

Reason #2-I simply wanted to say, "A Grandson" on the inside, but I didn't have a stamp that said what I wanted to say.  To playfully say, "A Grandson", I cut an A using my Playful Alphabet dies, then I picked up a snippet of plaid paper leftover from the front of my card to use as a mat, and finally, I stamped a sentiment that had the word "grandson" in it and simply snipped around the word that I wanted to use.

 

Zany Zebras Stampin' Up!

Zany Zebras (152536) Going, Going, Gone

Zany Zebras are retiring and will only be available through May 3, 2020, or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  So if you would like to add this cute stamp set to your collection scoop it up now before it's gone for good.


Have a fabulous day,

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Good Morning Magnolia Cards & Boxes

Good Morning Magnolia Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Today is my final salute to the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and the Magnolia Memory Dies.  Both the Magnolia stamp set and dies are retiring and are available only until May 3, 2021, or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. 

Learn how to make custom boxes with 3-D Flowers and this gorgeous Hello Card.  Stick around to the end of the post.  There's another surprise card inside with the gift.


Good Morning Magnolia

These beautiful 3-D flowers are super simple to make using the Magnolia Memory Dies.  For a video tutorial on how to make flowers with these die click here.  These smaller flowers are towards the end of the video.  To make the sweet stitched edge on the box top I used the Stitched With Whimsy dies.  The gold foil embellishments are bits and pieces from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (also retiring).

 

Make boxes in all sizes by following the techniques in this How to Make Custom Size Gift Box Video Tutorial.

Measurements for this Seed Packet Size Box

Box Top

6-1/4" x 5"  Score 3/4" from all 4 sizes.

Box Bottom (Don't forget to take away a smidge for these measurements for a nice fit.)

6-3/4" x 5-1/2"  Score 1" from all 4 sizes.

 


Good Morning Magnolia Stampin' Up!

To make this Good Morning Magnolia Card, I once again used the Stitched With Whimsy dies to make the charming border.  I Water Colored my flowers with Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Old Olive Inks.


How to Make Cards & Boxes

Let's take a peek inside.  Again the Stitched with Whimsy dies add their touch of whimsy. The smaller card inside my box was made with the Under My Umbrella stamp set and the Umbrella Builder Punch.


How to Make Cards & Boxes

 

Card and Box Supply List
 
Stamps -Under My Umbrella (151518), Good Morning Magnolia (149298)
Dies and Punches -Umbrella Builder Punch (151293), Stitched With Whimsy Dies (155314)
Card Stock-  Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper (152493), Basic White (159276),  Pool Party (122924), Old Olive (100702), Mango Melody (146989), Shimmery White Paper (for water coloring flowers (101910)
Ink Pads-   Mango Melody (147093), Jet Black Stazon Ink (used for water coloring) (101406), Old Olive (147090), Daffodil Delight (147094), Gray Granite (147118)
Tools-Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (alias BIG Boss)(149653) or Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss (alias Mini Boss) (150673), Water Painters (151298), Paper Trimmer (152392)
 
 

Have a fabulous day,

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4 Beautiful Friendship Card Ideas

Beautiful Friendship Stampin' Up!

#simplestamping

Hello Friends,

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 Stampin' Up!

#simplestamping

#2stepstamping

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.

 

Beautiful Friendship Stampin' Up!

 

Card #3 has a Tutorial!

 

What do you think of the Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce color combination? Yummy?

 

Beautiful Friendship Stampin' Up!

#fancyfoldcard

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.

Beautiful Friendship Stampin' Up!

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.


Fancy Fold Card

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.

 

Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set (149252)
 
 

Have a fabulous day,

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