Notes of Kindness Card Kit

One of my favorite new products is the Notes of Kindness Card Kit!  This all inclusive kit includes everything to make 20 cards, including stamps, ink, envelopes, and more.  The kit makes 5 each of the 4 cards shown in the picture above.  I just love the colors and the designs of the cards in this kit!  It might possibly be my favorite kit to date!

The Notes of Kindness Card Kit includes the following:

* Set of 6 photopolymer stamps
* Clear stamp block
* 20 printed card bases and coordinating printed envelopes
* Giftable kraft box
* Die-cut stickers and accents
* Archival Basic Black Ink Stampin’ Spot
* Baker’s Twine
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Adhesive-backed pearls

The only thing you need to provide is scissors and adhesive.  (I used Snail and Mini Glue Dots to complete mine.)

Here are close ups of each of the four cards this kit makes:

And check out the gorgeous color palette in this kit!  I just love the mix of pinks, greens, and purples against the black and white.  These colors are just so pretty together:

There is also a separate REFILL available for this kit too!  So if you need to make more than 20 cards, you can buy the extra supplies to do so.  The refill includes everything that the full kit includes except the stamps, ink, clear block, and box!

 

 

Sometimes it’s nice to just be able to sit down and make some pretty cards without having to think too much about the design and prep work.  This is when kits come in handy, as the designing is all done for you, and everything is pre-cut and ready to go!  You just have to sit down and get right to the fun!
To check out this beautiful kit, as well as the other great kits available from Stampin’ Up!, please visit the kits section of the Online Store HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

Clean and Simple Thank You Cards

After almost two weeks of creating gifts and cards for school staff in two different schools, I still needed to make end of year thank you cards for Luca’s teachers.  I wanted something simple but colorful, so I pulled out my Abstract Impressions Bundle and Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper and made these!

While I decided to make the cards the same in terms of design, I didn’t want them to be exactly the same, so I decided to go with different colors for each teacher.  I borrowed the idea of cutting the butterfly from DSP from this month’s Artisan Design Team projects (see them HERE), and went with shades of pink for one teacher, and blues and yellows for the other!

On the above card, I used Melon Mambo for the middle layer and the sentiment.  On the other, I used Pacific Point cardstock for the middle layer and sentiment.  The sentiment is actually not from the Abstract Impressions bundle, but from the Petal Palette stamp set.  And both cards are embellished with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White cardstock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half)

Middle layer (Melon Mambo or Pacific Point): 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Whisper White top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

DSP Butterfly:  2-1/4 x 4 inches

 

Sometimes I like to keep it super simple, and I think these cards are just that! These could very easily be switched up for any occasion just by changing the sentiment.  They were also quick and easy to make, so if you need a card but don’t have a lot of time, or need to make a bunch, these would be a great choice!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have!  Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

 

June Facebook Hop: Masculine Themed Thank You Card

Thanks for checking in tonight!  If you are here to check out the team Facebook hop I mentioned in my earlier post from today, you can click HERE to visit my Facebook page!  From there, you can just click the links provided in each post to get to the next project.  When you get back to mine, you will have completed the hop!

I am planning to come back later and write a full post here about this card as well!  I had planned to preschedule one, but I ran out of time before I was able to post it!  So I will do it later tonight.  Please check back tomorrow if you would like more details or a product list on this card!  Thanks!

4-1/2 hours later…

So now that soccer practice is over, dinner is done, kids are in bed, and the husband is watching the hockey game, I can write my full post for this card!  🙂

This card was made for a Facebook hop, but it was more specifically made to be given to the head custodian at my son’s school.  The PTO will be giving him a gift card to thank him for all he’s done this year, and they asked me to make a card to put it in.  He is truly one of the most kind, hardworking men I have ever met!

For this card, I used the NEW Rooted in Nature Bundle, along with the Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Another new product I used was the Metallic Brads.  I was super excited to see brads in the new catalog!  I haven’t used them in a long time, but now that they’re back, I realize how much I’ve missed them!  Other products used include Layering Ovals Framelits, Thankful Thoughts stamp set, Classic Label Punch, and Linen Thread.  Colors are Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, and Soft Suede!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Crumb Cake cardstock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Very Vanilla middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Wood Textures DSP layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Crumb Cake strip:  3/4 inch x 5-1/4 inches

Very Vanilla oval:  3-9/16 x 2-5/8 inches

Tree:  3-1/2 x 2-1/8 inches

Very Vanilla sentiment piece:  3/8 x 2-1/8 inches

 

The Rooted in Nature Bundle is available in the new catalog as part of the Nature’s Poem Suite.  It is probably my favorite suite in the whole catalog!  I just love anything to do with leaves, trees, flowers, and nature!  I love the colors of this card too, as this color palette is very close to what I had for my wedding ten years ago!

Also, purchasing the Rooted in Nature Bundle will save you 10% off the cost of the stamps and dies separately, but of course, you can get them individually if you want only one or the other!  If you would like to take a look at the full Nature’s Poem Suite, please click HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you will take a few minutes to visit our Facebook hop and see what my teammates have created!  If you have any questions about anything, please let me know!

Nicolle

 

Mini Treat Bag Gift Card Holder

My project today features one of the most useful retiring products that Stampin’ Up! sells:  the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  This is a perfect item to have on hand when you need small bags for gift cards, note cards, treats, and more!  The finished bag measures about 3-3/4 x 5-3/8 inches.  For this project, I used it to make a gift card holder for a Starbucks Gift Card!

I used the thinlits to make the bag from a piece of the NEW Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.  (There is a woodgrain pattern in the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, but as it is so close to the end of the catalog period, I did not have enough of that pattern left, so I substituted the one from Tranquil Textures instead.)  As I was making this for a Starbucks gift card, I wanted to make the whole project coffee themed.  The Coffee Cafe bundle and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper were perfect for what I needed, AND the colors of the paper just so happen to coordinate with Starbucks colors too!

Once the bag was made, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped the coffee beans from the Coffee Cafe stamp set in Versamark ink all over it.  I then wrapped it around the bag like a band, and wrapped a piece of Linen Thread twice around the band for a little added detail.  The sentiment is stamped in Garden Green ink, and is cut out with the coordinating die from the Coffee Cups Framelits.  I layered it on a Corrugated Elements embellishment and then mounted it to the bag with mini dimensionals.  I also used one of the framelits to cut the cup from another piece of the Coffee Break Paper, and mounted that with mini dimensionals as well.  I then added a small button from the True Gentleman buttons and a tiny linen thread bow to the cup.

For the inside piece, I used a piece of Garden Green cardstock, and again stamped the coffee beans down one side of it in Versamark.  I then used a one inch strip of the polka dots pattern from the Coffee Break Paper, cut both ends with the Triple Banner Punch, cut it in half, then stapled it to the top of the green piece.  This is so that it can be used as a handle to easily pull the insert out of the bag.  I mounted the gift card to the green insert piece with mini dimensionals as well, and slid the whole thing into the bag.  Now it is ready to be given to its recipient!

 

The measurements for this project are as follows:

Tranquil Textures DSP:  6 x 6 inches (you need two pieces to make the bag!)

Crumb Cake Band:  1-1/2 x 9 inches

Garden Green Insert:  3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches

Coffee Break DSP banner piece:  1 x 6 inches (cut with Triple Banner punch, cut in half, and stapled to top of green insert piece as shown)

Whisper White sentiment piece:  2 x 2 inches

 

The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper are both retiring items and are only available while supplies last, or until May 31st!  The Coffee Cafe Bundle is available for 10% off until May 31st, after which time, the stamp set and framelits will still be available, but the 10% discount will not be.  So if you really love this bundle, buying it before May 31st will save you some money!

If you have any questions regarding this project, please feel free to contact me!  Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

Teacher Appreciation Day Cards

Yesterday, I shared the gifts I made for my son Max’s preschool teachers.  Today, I am sharing the cards I made for my other son Luca’s Kindergarten teachers!  For the two of them, I decided to keep it simple, and gave them each a gift card to Target.  But I wanted something pretty to put them in!  These cards were so easy to make (quick too!) and the NEW Garden Impressions 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is so gorgeous, there’s not much need to add a lot extra!

This beautiful new paper will be available on June 1st! It contains 12 different double sided designs, and includes 4 sheets of each, for a total of 48 sheets.  This paper is part of a new suite of products called the Garden Impressions suite, which can be found on pages 128-130 of the new catalog.  Here’s a peek at the full array of designs in the paper:

 

The measurements for these cards are as follows:

Thick Whisper White cardstock base:  (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half)

Garden Impressions DSP layers:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White Sentiment piece:  3 x 3 inches

Powder Pink Butterfly piece: 2 x 2 inches

 

  

Other items used on these cards include Silver Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, and the Stitched Shapes Framelits!

Would you like a copy of the new catalog?  If you do not already have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will add you to my list!

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

 

Love What You Do Thank You Tags

Today’s project is another project made with the Love What You Do stamp set!  (Can you tell it was my favorite of the three sets I received for OnStage?)  This time it’s a set of three Thank You tags!  Each tag features a different floral stem from the stamp set, as well as a different 2017-2019 In Color.  Each floral image is framed in a scalloped oval of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and was cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The floral images and sentiments were stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink, and the flowers were colored using an Aqua Painter.  The flowers were colored in the same color ink as the ribbon used on each tag.  The three colors that were used are Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, and Berry Burst.

The finished size of each tag is 2 x 4-7/8 inches.  The top of each tag was punched with the Scalloped Tag Punch.  (Using the punch takes about 1/2 inch off of the cardstock, so you need to add another 1/2 inch to the length before punching it!)  The bottom corners were rounded using the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board.

Each tag is finished with a silver brad, which will be available in an assortment of brads when the new catalog becomes available in June.  The ribbon is all 1/2 inch Finely Woven Ribbon, in either Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, or Berry Burst, to match the color used on the flowers.  And there’s a little bit of Wink of Stella on each flower to give a little extra shimmer and shine!

The base of each tag is Sahara Sand card stock, and each framed floral image was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the tags a little height and texture!

Tomorrow, I will be sharing information on how you can get this stamp set as part of the Share What You Love Suite Early Release, starting May 1st!  There will be three exclusive bundles which feature this stamp set, with each bundle including at least one FREE GIFT!  There will also be a special offer on the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors!  Please be sure to check back tomorrow for all the details on this exciting promotion!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Nicolle

 

Throwback Thursday: My Baby Shower Thank you!

The other night, my sister and I were going through a box of our mom’s old pictures and I came across this card I made back in 2011!  I made these for my baby shower when I was having my first child.  We didn’t find out if he was a girl or boy ahead of time, so I made them green and yellow (or more specifically Certainly Celery and Barely Banana – both of which are retired now.)  I used two stamp sets on this card.  The first is called I’m Here, and is the set that contains the alphabet background stamp and the handprint used on the card.  The full set included two hand stamps, two footprints, the alphabet stamp, and another that says “I’m Here”.  The Thank You sentiment came from a second set called Short & Sweet.  Unfortunately, both of these sets are now retired, though you can probably still find them on ebay or Etsy!

These cards were intentionally kept simple, as I had to make so many of them.  I love seeing old stamp sets and colors on projects I’ve made in the past!  Certainly Celery is one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors of all time. I even used it as one of my wedding colors when I got married in 2008!  (Someday, when I unpack all of the boxes sitting in my basement, I’ll also share my wedding invitations!  I made them as well!)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

A Quick and Easy Thank You with Designer Series Paper Strips

Here’s a quick and easy Thank You card made with leftover Designer Series Paper strips.  This card is not only super easy to make, but is also a great way to use up those small pieces of DSP that you may have laying around!  I don’t like to waste ANYTHING, so when my upline posted a challenge for us to create a card very similar to this, I thought it was a great way to use up leftover DSP!  You can very easily switch up the look of this card by switching the paper, ribbon, punch, and sentiment.  For this one, I used the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, along with a Thank You sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set.  I also used the 3/8 inch Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon, Pretty Label Punch, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

Here are the measurements of the different pieces you will need for this card:

Card Base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored and folded in half)

DSP strips: 1 x 3 inches each

Backing layer for DSP strips:  3-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches

Punch piece and Glimmer Paper: big enough for whatever punch or die you use for the sentiment  (cut the punched glimmer paper piece in half lengthwise and adhere with glue dots to the back of the sentiment.  You want it to be offset a bit to look layered).

Once you have all of your pieces, adhere the DSP strips to the backing with Snail Adhesive (or other adhesive of your choice).  Adhere a piece of ribbon across the strips, fold the end pieces under, and adhere to the back.  Then mount onto your card base.  Assemble your sentiment piece and adhere to the card with Dimensionals.  For this card, I didn’t want to embellish too much, as the paper has silver foil accents, which I think dresses it up nicely as is.  So I just added a couple of silver Metallic Enamel Shapes, and the card was complete!  Super easy and quick!

Thanks for checking in today!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

Floral Thank You Card with Products from THREE Catalogs!

Today’s card features products from the Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog, as well as two carryover products from the Holiday Catalog!  The floral strip is from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (Occasions), the sentiment and leaves behind it are from the Painted Autumn Suite (Holiday), and the little flowers are cut from a die in the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits (Annual).  While only the Annual and Occasions Catalog are current right now, the Painted Autumn items are still available in the Holiday Favorites section of the online store!  Colors for this card are as follows:

I also added a silver Metallic Foil Doily, as well as silver Metallic Enamel shapes to the centers of the flowers for a bit of shine!
I like the simple layout of this card, and the colors remind me of Spring!  Yesterday my kids had yet another snow day (it’s probably the 5th or 6th one this year!)  What was forecasted to be a “dusting to an inch” of snow ended up being 6-7 inches!  And while we had fun and the snow is really pretty, I am definitely looking forward to warmer temps and flowers this spring!  🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle