It's time for some KISS & SIP, also know as Keep It Simple, Stampers, with Stamps, Ink, and Paper. I made 4 cards with just that – stamps, ink, and paper. It's where we all started, right? Simple stamping is great for beginners, those with limited supplies (no, we don't need it all to make beautiful cards), and those who just love a clean, simple style of cards.
I used the very same products and layout for each of the 4 cards below.
Cutting Dimensions for all cards are the same
- Basic Black card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side
- Poppy Parade layer = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
- Basic Black layer = 4 3/8" x 3 1/8"
- Old Olive layer = 4 1/4" x 3"
- Basic White layer = 4" x 2 3/4"
These cards with bunches of poppies combine coloring the poppies with Stampin' Blends in Poppy Parade and the stamping and stamping off (stamping without re-inking) of the splatter for leaves with an Old Olive ink pad. Change up the sentiment and the orientation of the card and you have 2 different but highly similar cards to send.
The card below requires no coloring of the poppy and leaves at all, just stamping with stamps in the Painted Poppies set.
I want to point out that each of the different sentiments is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set. This is one of my go-to sets for sentiments that I would highly recommend for everyone. There's a good variety of greetings in pretty fonts.
Did you know that poppies are a symbol for US veterans? You could turn these into Thank You cards to honor our US veterans.
Stampin' Up! products used – Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.
Garden Birdhouses Class to Go – Order Yours Today
Spring is in the air. I love hearing the bird sing on my walks which was the inspiration for my Garden Birdhouses Class to Go. I've got something for everyone with 3 options to choose from. Choose the one that's best for you.
Please email me for link to order & pay by April 12th.
Option 1: Garden Birdhouses Full Class to Go = $42.00 Includes the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set ($18 value), Linen Thread ($5 value), supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping. Please email me for link to order & pay by April 12th.
Option 2: Card Supplies Kit = $32.00 Includes card supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), Linen Thread ($5 value), PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set needed to complete the cards.Please email me for link to order & pay by April 12th.
Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00 Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 4 different cards. PDF Tutorial can be purchased here on my blog. Click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. PDF's are listed in alphabetical order and are ready for immediate download upon purchase.
Add Ons: Those purchasing Option 1 or 2 above may add on any of the following Stampin' Up! products to their order at catalog price without additional shipping charges if you don't currently own them or you may substitute with something you have.
- Classic Stampin' Pads @ $7.50 each in Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron
- Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad @ $6.00
- Stampin' Blends @ $9.00 in Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Pale Papaya
- Blending Brushes
Timeline for Garden Birdhouses Class to Go
- April 12 – Deadline to order & pay.
- April 13 – I will order Stampin' Up! products needed for class to go kits.
- April 18-20 – Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
- April 20 – Garden Birdhouses Class to Go kits will ship.
To purchase Option 1 or 2, please email me for link to order & pay by April 12th.
To purchase Option 3, please click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page.
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Have a great week.
Sending Stampin' Peace Hugs.