I have been having so much fun making envelope journals. I had never made these before and had no idea how easy they are and how much fun! I posted one on social media and was asked several times for a tutorial. So I have a Youtube video for you on the process. All the stamped images on these journals are from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. Below is an affiliate link that will take you to their site and will provide me with a small commission.
If you want to create along with me, you will need 6 envelopes and 6 matching card bases.
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I love how digi stamps are instant gratification! No waiting for shipping or even leaving your house. Graciellie Designs has some beautiful images and recently I sat down and played with Ice Cream Bouquet.
I made 3 cards using the same image. The card in the front is a traditional A2 size, 4.25×5.5 inches. The 2 in the back are business envelop size, known as slim line cards.
For this card, I sized the image to fit an A2 size card. That’s one of the great things about digi stamps, is they can be any size you need! I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I fussy cut the image out and then used foam squares to pop it up on the card panel. The card panel is actually a gel press print that I had in my stash. I added a sentiment from the Ice Cream Bouquet digi stamp set and used foam squares to pop it up.
Here are the slim line cards. I enlarged the image to almost fill an 8.5×11 inch piece of cardstock. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers and then cut it in half. It was a little scary to cut the paper in half after I spent all that time coloring! But it worked out ok. I mounted each on a piece of printed cardstock and then a black piece of cardstock and then mounted them to a card base. I did fussy cut the image and mounted them on foam squares. These cards will fit in a standard business envelop. The sentiments are from the Ice Cream Bouquet stamp set also.
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I’m so excited, I am a guest designer for Sweet n Sassy Stamps for April 2020! I had the chance to play with 2 brand new stamp sets before their launch. So today I will show you one of the cards I made.
I think it came out so cute! I used the new Country Garden Stamp set, the existing Fur-ever Friends stamp set and the Tea for Two set, both illustrated by Jennifer Nilsson. Here are the sets.
To make the card I used water color paper and did a quick background using my Jane Davenport water color paints. I colored the all the images with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers and popped them up on foam squares. I did fussy cut the cute bunny to layer behind the wheel barrow. I used printed paper from my stash and a scallop rectangle die from my stash. I added blue and pink sequins to finish.
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I recently picked up the December 2019 issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine. It came with Altenew’s Modern Anemone stamp and die set. Here are the cards I made using the stamp and die set with a few extra items from my stash. All the cards are A2 size with the card panel measuring 4×5.25 inches and are popped up on a fun foam panel.
I think they came out so pretty! Here’s each card and the supplies I used.
Here is the set that came with the magazine.
Let’s start with the blue flower card.
For this card I stamped 2 flowers using Altenew inks, Sapphire and Persian Blue. The leaves are stamped in Sweet Leaf and Just Green. I used the same colors plus Caribbean Sky for the stencil in the background. The stencil is from Altenew and is called Feeling Dotty. I did use a set of make up blending brushes, from Amazon, to apply the ink with the stencil. The sentiment is from the Modern Anemone set. I stamped the sentiment and frame in Jet Black ink from Altenew. The frame is from Altenew’s Sweet Friend stamp set. Lastly, I added a few Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew.
I stamped the 3 flowers in Blush and Jet Black both from Altenew. I used Blush and Pink Pearl on the stencil background. Same frame and leaves as in the other cards and added Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew.
The last card’s flowers are stamped in Crimson and Coral Bliss. The stencil background also has Rouge ink as well as Crimson and Coral Bliss. Same frame, leaves and Nuvo Drops.
I really loved how these cards turned out. This was also my 1st time using the Altenew inks and I really loved the colors!
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There is a new challenge over at the ArtsyStamper Challenge Blog. The theme is hot drinks. Here is the card I created.
I used the mug from one of the of the Christmas digi stamps. I layered it on a gel press background I made. The mug is colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers. I layered ink directly from the ink pad onto a Tim Holtz embossing folder then pressed it on to the gel press. Then I laid my cardstock on top of the gel press and pulled the print. The sentiment is from another ArtsyStamper digi stamp. I added some ribbon and layered some espresso cardstock on my card front and it’s done! Super easy!
Fun Stampers Journey has a new collection coming out and it is Spring, flowers, and Easter! I bought their project kit Ready, Set, Spring. It comes with a large stamp set with matching dies, a small stamp set and a set of stand alone dies plus 4 cards kitted out with a info card. There is also a video on You Tube to show you how to put your card kit cards together. I decided to wait on the card kit and the Easter theme and make some cards for right now! Here’s what I came up with.
I made 3 note cards that are 4.25×4.25 inches and one A2 size card. On the note cards, I did some circular stamping or wreath building stamping. There are some cute small images in this stamp set that are perfect for this technique. For the A2 size card, I repeatedly stamped the heart from light to dark in 4 different ink colors to create the background. All the sentiments are from other FSJ stamp sets in my stash and are heat embossed in white. Two cards have ribbon or Nuvo Drops and one is a shaker card!
This is a super cute stamp set that is very versatile. I can’t wait to use it for Easter Cards a little closer to the holiday. Here’s what comes in the stamp set and there are matching dies available.
Supply List ( All FSJ product is available on the Spellbinders web site)
Joyful Greetings Stamp and Die set (available on it’s own 2/10) sentiments are from the following stamp sets Hey Girl, Letterboard Minis, and Penguin Waddle. I used the following inks Outrageous Pink, Sweet Berry, Candy Apple, Raspberry Berry, Rustic Rose, Bubble Gum, Lemon Drop, Watermelon, and Lavender Fusion.
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HI Crafty Friends! I made 2 cards with a couple of what I call people builder stamp sets from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I will show you the guy card 1st since I think making cards for guys is the hardest!
For this card I used some red paper from my stash then layered a piece of kraft cardstock that I had stamped sentiments from the Love Wordfetti Stamp Set. Instead of using each sentiment on its own, I leave them all together and stamp them all at once. I can then use it as a background like I did here or cut them into sentiment strips to use on lots of cards. The “guy” is from the Brotherly Love Stamp Set. It has lots of choices to you can “build your person”. I choose the glasses and longer goatee so it would resemble my husband. I added in the main sentiment and hearts from the Forever and Always Stamp Set. I used a few different reds and a deep brown inks to stamp the hearts in. I also inked the edges of all the kraft cardstock. I think it’s so fun that you can combine lot of different features to make your person!
Now for the girl card. Have you ever heard of “Galentine’s”? I hadn’t till last year. But I think it’s a great idea to make cards for all the great girl friends in your life. So here is my Galentine’s Day card.
I used the Girl Power Stamp Set to build my girl. She actually kinda looks like me instead of one of my friends. There is also a Girl Power 2 Stamp Set, so there are tons of options for hair, accessories and clothes! This card has lots of pink and is soft and feminine. I love it! I used the flowers from the Happy Day Stamp set and stamped them in a soft pink and sage green inks from my stash. I also splattered some pinks and black inks in the background. The Happy and Day sentiment words are from the Happy Day Stamp Set also. To make the Galentines, I used the Mini Grunge Type Alpha, so I could spell out Galentine’s. The heart is from the Forever and Always Stamp Set. The ribbon and sequins are from my stash. Below are the stamp images.
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Twice a month The ArtsyStamper Shop from Etsy has a blog challenge. The winner receives a digi stamp from the Etsy store!
Here is my challenge inspiration.
I used paper and ribbon from my stash and the Rose Heart Layered Digital Stamp set from the Artsystamper Shop.
I just love that heart shaped rose, and because it’s a digital download, you can make it any size you want! I colored the rose with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Then I used a Quickie Glue Pen to trace the outline of the petals. I added glitter from my stash. The sentiment is from the digi stamp as well. Quick and easy!
Recently I participated in a Faithdex card swap. These swaps are so fun because I sent in 10 cards and I will get back 10 cards from all across the United States. I’m excited to get the cards and see what everyone else has created! Here is the card I created for the swap.
I think the cards turned out super cute! To make the cards I use a Heidi Swapp memory dex die that I purchased from Amazon. I die cut out 2 cards, one from kraft cardstock for the back and one in printed paper. The paper I chose for the front has the subtle word script across it. I then inked the edges with a sponge and Hazelnut Ink from Fun Stampers Journey and glued the 2 sides together. I used stamps from Sweet n Sassy Stamps for the front. I stamped the front of the card with stamps from 4 different sets. The wood slice is from The Wood Backgrounds stamp set. The peonies are from the Peony Cluster stamp set. The peonies are embossed with Flashy Flamingo embossing powder from Glitters Galore (use to be called Sparkle n Sprinkle). This embossing powder has lots of sparkle because of all the glitter mixed with the powder. The sentiment is from the Genuine Love stamp stet and the heart from the Forever and Always stamp set. Lastly, I added some twine and a sequin to finish the card.
What makes this a Faithdex card instead of a Memory-dex card is the scripture on the back. Since everyone will be receiving their cards in February, I thought a love/ Valentines theme would be nice. So I picked a scripture that shows what true, genuine love is. That’s how God loves us. Human love can’t compare to how He loves us. I am constantly amazed at how He loves us. the God of the whole universe cares about all of us. That is a mind blowing thought!
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I’m sharing a card today using the Fun Stampers Journey December Stamp of the Month called Penguin Waddle. It’s a cute set of 14 stamps including 6 different penguins, sentiments and accessories to dress up the penguins. Super cute!
I choose to use the penguin couple and to give them both glasses since my husband and I both wear glasses. I have them walking on heart clouds to give it a love or Valentine’s feel. To do this I used the Cascading Hearts Die.
To do this I used the die to cut out the hearts on white cardstock. I trimmed away the border so I was just left with the hearts. I used the hearts and Pool Play ink pad and added subtle cloud like hearts in the background with a sponge.
After I used the die cut as a stencil to make the heart clouds in the background, I then sponged on Bubble Gum and Sweet Berry inks onto the heart die cut. I used FSJ glue to adhere the hearts to my card panel and added foam squares to my penguin couple. I stamped the 2 sentiments. Then I mounted the card panel onto a foam panel and glued it to my card base. The card is standard A2 size 4.25×5.5 inches.
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