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Homemade Birthday Card – Design a Birthday Card Using We Must Celebrate

Make a Homemade Birthday Card

Homemade Birthday Card - We Must Celebrate - www.Stamp4Joy.comToday’s fun homemade birthday card features a cute new set from the Occasions Catalog, We Must Celebrate.  You can pick up this whimsical group of 12 stamps comes in wood-mount or clear-mount.

These little furry guys were easy to color in using my Stampin’ Blends Markers Collection.  You can pick these up individually, in color groups of two, or as a whole set.  You’ll want to be sure to use the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad to stamp the images before coloring.  This ink is specially formulated to use with alcohol markers so it won’t smear or bleed.  I then cut them out using my Paper Snips , which is  a must have if you’re ever doing any fussy cutting.

Homemade Birthday Card Greeting - www.Stamp4Joy.comI thought they’d look cute precariously stacked one on top of the other, so I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach them to the front of the card.  I repeated the “happy birthday” card sentiment along the right edge.

I affixed another sentiment to the inside of the card, along with a cute little snail.

Please leave a comment letting me know what you think of this homemade birthday card.  I’d love to hear from you! 🙂


Make a Black and White Birthday Card Using Party Pandas

Make a Black and White Birthday Card With Party Panda

Make a Black and White Birthday Card with the FREE Party Pandas stamp set - www.Stamp4Joy.comYou can quickly make a black and white birthday card using the adorable new Sale-A-Bration stamp set Party Panda.  (You can find it on Page 15.)  This is one of many awesome items you can select FOR FREE with any $50 order.

I used my Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the cute panda and birthday greeting.  To add a bit of color to the balloon I grabbed my Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.

I had a strip of designer paper left over from another project that was perfect for the edge of this simple card, so I cut it to fit the length of the card and glued it along the edge using my Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The black and white strip of paper came from the gorgeous Petal Passion Designer Series Paper collection found on Page 23 in the new Occasions Catalog.

Make a Black and White Birthday Card - www.Stamp4Joy.comAnd don’t forget about my  Facebook Open House Party on Saturday, January 27th from 10:00 to 3:00.  You can stop in any time and party with us!  There will be project samples and drawings, shopping… and maybe even a surprise or two!  It’s free, but you must register to attend (no demonstrators, please).

Click here to sign up for my Facebook Party.

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New Years Resolution For Paper Crafting You Can Actually Keep

One New Years Resolution You Can Actually Keep!

New Years Resolution - Perennial Birthday Project Kit - www.Stamp4Joy.comHow about making a New Years resolution that you can actually keep!

Are you tired of making resolutions every year, only to have them fall by the wayside by February?  Well, how about making a paper crafting New Years resolution you can actually keep?

We all need birthday cards and, if you love paper crafting like I do, a store-bought card just won’t cut it!  You can pick up the Perennial Birthday Project Kit from the new Occasions Catalog, and with the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set (wood-mount and clear-mount) and a few accessories you’ll have an adorable box full of beautiful handmade birthday cards in no time, for just a little over $3 a card!

But that’s not all!  Depending on whether you purchase the wood-mounted or clear-mounted set, you’ll be very close, if not over, the $50 amount needed to pick up a free item from the incredible selections you’ll find in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

Better yet, if you live in western Washington you can save even more money by scheduling this class in your own home.  You and your friends can pre-order the Perennial Birthday Project Kit and I’ll bring the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and all the other supplies needed, and we all can complete the kit in just a few hours.  You’ll have fun stamping with your friends, and after all is said and done you’ll have all the birthday cards you’ll need for the year done — or at least a big had start! — for less than $2 a card!  You really can’t do better than that!

Watch the video below to check out this super cute kit, and then Contact Me to schedule your in-home party or go to my Online Store to place your order and get started on (and complete) your New Years resolution before the month is done!

And don’t forget, you can receive ONE FREE ITEM for every $50 or $100 you spend!

Funny Friendships Cards: Sitting Here

Funny Friendship Cards - Sitting Here - blog.Stamp4Joy.comI went old school on this funny friendship card by stamping the background myself. Remember when we had to do that?  Now we have all these beautiful designer papers and embossing folders, but there was a time when we would often make our own backgrounds. Well, it still works!

It’s very subtle, but I stamped the leaves from Sheltering Tree in Sahara Sand ink on Sahara Sand card stock.  Just enough to give the card base a bit of texture and interest so as not to look so plain, yet not enough to take away from the cat and his new friend 😉 which came from the new stamp set Sitting Here.

The Peekaboo Peach Card Stock adds a pop of color.  I also did some watercoloring on the bird using a Blender Pen and the new Peekaboo Peach Classic Ink.

Would you like to see more of the new stamps and toys?

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Birthday Card Crafts Using Playful Palette

Playful Palette Handmade Birthday Card - blog.Stamp4Joy.comI’m going to need all my skills and birthday card crafts over the next week or two as I will need a slew of male birthday cards soon.

The Playful Palette Designer Paper Stack (14167) is an energetic, bright collection of beautiful patterns that aren’t gender-specific, so they’re perfect on cards for guys or gals.  I punched a couple balloons from other patterns in the collection using the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  The greeting came from the coordinating stamp set Painter’s Palette (w-141907, c-141910) .

The designer paper, stamps, and Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon (141424) all can be found in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog, which you can begin shopping from on Wednesday!  Feel free to drop me a note with your order and I’ll get that placed first thing Wednesday morning!

Christmas Card Sunday: Wonderland

Stampin Up! Retired Stamp Set - Wonderland - blog.Stamp4Joy.comToday’s clean and simple card for Christmas Card Sunday features the very popular Wonderland, a retired holiday stamp set that you can find on my Retired Rubber Stamps page.

I cut some copy paper in a wavy pattern to use as a mask. Placing it along the bottom of the card in a few different directions, I sponged on a little Marina Mist ink to give a hint of the cold, icy edges of the snowbanks.   The trees were stamped in Garden Green.

Super simple!  For less than $24 (for the paper and the two ink pads) you can begin rubber stamping Christmas cards and make 80 of them in no time.  That’s about 30 cents a card!  You really can’t beat that.  🙂

Order your supplies below:

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Uncle Birthday Cards Using Paper Pumpkin

Guy Greetings Worlds Greatest UncleI decided to create some uncle birthday cards using this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

With the Paper Pumpkin kit-of-the-month club you receive a fully designed project kit complete with stamps, ink, and paper each month. Everything’s even pre-cut for you so you can jump right into the stamping!

Usually you’ll have supplies left over to use on other project designs you might come up with, but this month I decided to have some fun designing alternative craft projects with my kit.

Here I cut off the larger lattice cut-out design and trimmed it down to fit on the card front.  I trimmed off another piece to complete the front, stamped it in Dapper Denim ink with a stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set (wood, clear), and mounted them both on a piece of Dapper Denim card stock, one of the new In Colors coming in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.

Guy Greetings (wood, clear, photopolymer) was used to create the banner and stamp the “UNCLE” on the circle.  This is a wonderful set for all the occasions you need to design cards for the men in your life.

I added a little Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon and a few pearls along the bottom of the focal piece.  I hope he likes it!

Join Paper Pumpkin before the 10th and get in on the fun!

Click on the picture below and check out another alternative project using this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Love Greeting Cards: Painter’s Palette

Painters Palette Love Greeting Cards - blog.Stamp4Joy.comHere’s a sneak peek at one of the new stamp sets in the upcoming 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up Catalog, Painter’s Palette (wood – 141907, clear – 141910).

I really like this stamp set because the creative ideas of what you can put on the “canvas” are endless!

You know how I love black and white card designs with a pop of color.  Here I used the canvas to add the color, and just used a small snippet of designer paper from the coordinating Playful Palette Designer Paper Stack (141657).  With bright and lively patterns and designs, it’s perfect for the “artist” in me!  🙂

The lovely card sentiment is also part of this new Stampin’ Up! rubber stamp set.

Do you have the new Stampin’ Up! catalog yet?  Would you like one?

If you want a catalog and plan on ordering from me, Contact Me with your phone number and the best time to call, and after we have a short chat I will send you a catalog FREE!

Alternative Paper Pumpkin Craft

2016 May Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project - blog.Stamp4Joy.comHere’s an alternative Paper Pumpkin craft project I made using supplies from the 2016 May Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit. I added some paper from the Everyday Chic Designer Paper collection behind the card front (which I cut off the included card and trimmed down) and then a few pearls.

You can still pick up this paper collection for about another week as long as they don’t sell out. The patterns are great for black and white birthday cards or other handmade card designs.

We got a number of “Happy” die cuts in the kit that were a light shade of blue, and I just colored one with Basic Black ink to keep with the black and white theme.  I really like it.  What do you think?

Join Paper Pumpkin and next month you’ll receive a box full of paper crafting fun, too!

Friendship Greeting Card: Sitting Here

Sitting Here Friendship CardFor today’s friendship greeting card I’m featuring a cute stamp set and designer paper collection coming in the new catalog, Sitting Here (photopolymer – 141589) and Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper (141648).

I used Shimmery White Card Stock for the pillows and colored them in using the new In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (141393). The colors are awesome:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum.

The little hearts were punched out using the Confetti Hearts Border Punch.

Would you like to have a fun girls night out making a friendship greeting card and earn some free stamps at the same time?  Contact me and we’ll pick a time for your party that works for you.  Catalog shows are welcome, too!

Christmas Card Sunday: Embellished Ornaments

Christmas Card Sunday - Embellished Ornaments - blog.Stamp4Joy.comI’m back for another Christmas Card Sunday.  This week I’m featuring the Embellished Ornaments stamp set, which you can pick up in wood mount or clear mount.   You’ll notice I didn’t even use one of the ornament designs on this card, but instead opted to keep it pretty simple.

Retired - Embellished OrnamentsI used the Basic Black Archival Ink Pad to stamp the Christmas greeting in the bottom right corner of the focal piece and the holly and berries all around, coloring in with my Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green markers from the Regals Stampin’ Write Markers collection. So simple!  And I love using the Basic Black and Basic Gray ink pads when I’m coloring with markers because they won’t bleed!

I cut the little deer from some retired designer paper and then mounted it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adore the ribbon, but it’s retired, too.

The color scheme used for this card is shown below.

125 Garden Green Color Swatch - blog.Stamp4Joy.com125 Very Vanilla Color Swatch - blog.Stamp4Joy.com125 Cherry Cobbler Color Swatch -

Be sure and stop by next week for another Christmas Card Sunday design! 🙂

June Will Be Epic!

host-promo-header-naThe new catalog is just a few weeks away!  Have you seen it yet?  Would you like a copy?  Contact me with your phone number and the best time to call, and after we have a short chat I will send you one free!

Schedule a party with me — either in your home, a virtual party on Facebook, or just collect orders — and if it totals at least $350 you will receive an EXTRA $35 in Stampin’ Rewards!

Did you know you can use your Stampin’ Rewards towards the purchase of a starter kit?  That’s right, you could host a party and get started in your new diy home business at the same time!  A $350 party would net you $77 in Stampin’ Rewards… and the starter kit is $99 plus tax!

Contact me for more information.