Thursday, January 24, 2013

More Amore in the Secret Garden

No, I'm not taking up writing romance novels. I'll happily stick to making pretty cards and fun papercrafts, thank you very much. I'm just having a little fun with stamp set names from the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog.

I previously mentioned our fun shoebox swap at Leadership and wanted to show you the cards we made. The ladies came up with terrific cards - we all learned a few new tricks, and no two cards used the same stamp set, which was awesome.  My card was the Madison Avenue Friends card shown here.

Stampin' Up! Carry On Stamp Set

Super fun combo with the Carry On stamp set paired with the vintage British police callbox image from the Feeling Sentimental stamp set (Sale-a-bration*). If you're a Doctor Who fan, you might call it a Tardis™.  {Card created by Sue D.}

Stampin' Up! Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set

More Amore card featuring Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set, More Amore Designer Series Specialty Paper, Sycamore Street Ribbon (SAB*), and Delicate Details Lace Tape.  {Card created by April G.}

Hearts close up with glitter

Neat trick: Apply Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (120805) to image. Peel off backing and dip in container of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Glitter adheres to adhesive and stays there! No glitter mess, no glitter flaking off, and no glitter waste! Genius!

Stampin' Up! By the Tide stamp set card

Quick and easy Thinking of You card with By the Tide stamp set. Technique: Use clear blocks as background stamps. Ink the block, then stamp onto card stock just like you would a stamp. {Card created by Laura C.}

Stampin' Up! Honeycomb Embossed Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Honeycomb Card. Hexagon shapes were embossed using various Embossing Folders before attaching to the card embossed with the new Honeycomb Embossing Folder. {Card created by Maria L.}

Stampin' Up! Oh, Whale! Thank You  card

Adorable card using the new Oh, Whale! stamp set and coordinating Happy Whale Clearlits Die. Technique #1 - Stamp wave images onto blue card stock. Use the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to punch along the edge of the top wave. Technique #2 - Use a craft knife to cut the card stock along the edge of the stamped wave to create a "pocket" to insert the whale die-cut.  {Card created by Kathy L.}

Slider card technique close-up

Interactive Sliding Feature! Technique #3 - Create window using Word Window Punch. Stamp two scraps using heart image. Place one stamped scrap behind Word Window opening. Punch remaining scrap using long petal shape of Blossom Petals Builder Punch. Attach punched petal to the scrap below using a Stampin' Dimensional. Viola! A sliding whale spout spray!!

Stampin' Up! Sweets for the Sweet Stamp Set Card

Pinwheel card featuring Sweets for the Sweet stamp set along with the new Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die. Belly band with pinwheel also features Sycamore Street Ribbon (SAB) and is removed to open card. {Card created by Doreen F.}

Stampin' Up! Secret Garden stamp set and framelits bundle card

Secret Garden Fancy Fold Card using the Secret Garden Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelit dies) along with the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies. The Window Frame shapes are adhered together, scored along one side, and folded under to create a flap. The flap is inserted under the white inner card stock piece.  {Card created by Mary Jo.}

Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Bundle Card Idea

Inside view of the Secret Garden Fancy Fold Card.

Stampin' Up! Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set Card

Another fancy fold card with the Stippled Blossoms stamp set. Similar idea as the card above, this card uses the Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die and the new Simply Scored™ Borders Scoring Plate.{Card created by Debbie M.}

Stampin' Up! Vintage Verses Card

Just Because card featuring Vintage Verses stamp set, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Ribbon (SAB*), and the new Designer Builder Brads. {Card created by Nancy.}

*Sale-a-bration (SAB) items are free when you purchase Stampin' Up! products. Choose one free Sale-a-bration item for every $50 you spend.
Promotion ends March 22, 2013. Learn more about Sale-a-bration HERE.

Okay, time to dish. Tell me which of these cards is your favorite. I know there was at least one you loved, so spill it sister. ;)


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  1. Love the cards! They're all so pretty! But the one that brought me to the website was the Secret Garden set, was looking for ideas for it and found it on Google Images. It's such a pretty set and love the fancy fold card! TFS!

    1. The Secret Garden Bundle has so many possibilities! Glad you found a sample that caught your eye. Thanks for taking the time to comment Lisa! xoxo


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