Enjoy Life kick butt card
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Kick Butt Encouragement Card

You are doing great today. And we can all use a little extra encouragment in our lives.

I’ve found that it’s those moments where I need a little extra push, it’s most important for me to remind friends in my life how strong they are. So I sat down to make a few cards.

I was needing a bit of inspiration, but when I pulled out the Enjoy Life stamp set, I knew which stamps I wanted to include. I love this Enjoy Life set!

Enjoy Life kick butt card

Here’s how to make this quick card for your favorite people who might need a little reminder that they can kick some butt today:

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Cut Poppy Parade Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Fold in half.
  2. Cut Watercolor Paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
    • Lightly sprinkle Brusho crystals to make a background.
    • Spritz water over the crystals and tilt the colored water over your paper until you achieve the look you want. I attempted to make mine look like a sunrise using three different colors.
    • Let dry completely (super important!).
  3. Stamp the grasses and the person using Staz-on ink in Tuxedo Black.
    • Adhere the watercolor paper to the poppy parade card base.
  4. Unfortunately, the sentiment isn’t as simple as stamping and cutting apart. But I’ll let you know the secret: Masking! Take a post it note, cover the words you don’t want stamped, and ink  as usual. Remove the post it note, and stamp onto a Poppy Parade scrap.
    • Repeat this for all three lines of the seniment, leaving space between each line.
    • Punch out using the classic label punch (or a corner rounder will achieve a similar result).
  5. Adhere the three lines using dimenstionals.

I’m playing along with the following challenges:

 

So easy, yet so pretty and a great reminder. I hope this quick tutorial encourges you to pick out some fun stamps and kick some butt. And maybe send a little encouragement to someone who needs to hear it.

Happy Crafting!!

purple halloween card with sheltering tree stamp
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Spooky Halloween Card using the Stampin Up Sheltering Tree set!

I believe you can make great holiday cards from your “everyday” stamps.

Recently, I used the Beautiful You stamp set from Stampin Up to make a fabulous halloween card. And you can bet I’ll be posting more halloween ideas for the next couple of weeks, so I hope you hit the follow button if you haven’t already!

This is yet another example of using everyday stamps for great holiday cards:

purple halloween card with sheltering tree stamp

Using the Sheltering Tree stamp and the grass from the Enjoy Life set, I was able to make a spooky halloween card, and this card turned out spookier than I expected!

Supplies:

Spooky Steps:

  1. Cut the black cardstock in half to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half for your card base.
    • Cut a 4″ x 1″ strip and reserve for later.
  2. Cut the white cardstock to 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  3. Stamp the grass from the Enjoy Life set on the white piece in black, and heat emboss. Stamp and emboss your halloween sentiment, too.
  4. Sponge a few smudges of Berry Burst on the white piece, over the embossed grass and sentiment, then sponge Gorgeous Grape over the pink.
  5. Stamp your sheltering tree (without the leaves of course!) in black.
  6. Adhere the black strip below the grass, and adhere the ribbon over it and around the back.
  7. Adhere stamped piece to the black card base. Add bat stickers (or stamp them)!

 

I’m playing along with the following challenges:

I hope this halloween tutorial inspired you! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Crafting!