Bloomin Love Congratulations

Bloomin Love Congratulations Card

The other day while surfing the web for the NEW 2016 Pantone Wedding Color trends, I came across this graphic that I thought you might like to see.  I took the liberty of adding the Stampin’ Up! color that I thought closely resembles the Spring Color Choice for 2016.

What do you think?  I pretty good match?!

2016 Wedding Colors

The card below uses the NEW Bloomin Love Stamp Set from the 2016 Occasions Catalog!  I am pretty sure that Stampin’ Up! gets it right each year with the trendy colors.  I turned this card into a Congratulations card for a newlywed couple for their wedding.  Even though this set is primarily for Valentine’s Day, make it versatile and use it for birthday, just because or even thank you.  Just change out the sentiment!

Bloomin LoveI added some pearls for a simple and elegant look.  Sometimes it is just the little things that add so much to your creation.

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Below are the filigree hearts done in the Pantone 2016 Wedding Colors of the Year!  Look how gorgeous they are!  If you know ahead of time what the wedding colors will be, then perhaps one of these cards would be the perfect gift to the newlyweds.

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What I Love-Black And White Card

What I Love Card – Black And White Card Idea!

Don’t you love how elegant this card looks?!  If you know me at all, you know that I love monochromatic cards and fonts.  This SALE A Bration stamp set, called What I Love…makes a gorgeous and stunning card for any occasion.

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Just a simple “you” inside the card conveys your message clearly.

Christine’s Tips:

This card went together quickly!  Stamp the flowers first and  leave enough space in between to stamp the smaller flower and leaf images.  Balance each corner out by stamping in threes.

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It is Two-Step Stamping, but you can certainly use just the outlined images.  Below is a photo of the stamp set itself!  Who knew that something so simple can create a WOW!

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Layered Letters Love You

Layered Letters Love You Card – Stampin’ Up!

This simple card is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, Just Because and even a close friend.  But why not take it a step further and make one for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even a special birthday?!

Using the NEW Thick Whisper White cardstock for the card base is the perfect weight for holding up layers.  I make all my cards with a side folding edge.  I am just not a big fan of the top folding tent style card.

Love heartChristine’s Tips:

  • Experiment with different size hearts in place of the “O”.  I used the Hello Life Stamp Set for this along with punching a small heart.
  • Be sure to add a little bling with a rhinestone.
  • You could even add the “O” inside of a heart.
  • Change up the colors for other occasions.
  • Again, I simply cannot say enough good things about Stampin’ Up’s! NEW Archival Black Ink.  No smudging!

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Bloomin’ Love Heart

Bloomin’ Love Heart-Stampin’ Up!

Isn’t this filigree heart from gorgeous?!  This die makes a stunning centerpiece and is so beautiful and eye catching that you can use it just by itself or with a coordinating set of stamps called Bloomin’ Love.  This bundle is discounted 15%!  I love discounts, that is why I purchase the bundles that Stampin’ Up! puts together.

I stamped the Hardwood stamp onto Whisper White using Sahara Sand ink and sponged the edges to make the background POP!

HeartThe hearts were die cut with Smoky Slate!  This color is one of my neutral go-to colors.  Using Basic Gray for the sentiment finishes it off.  Can you tell I am in LOVE with the sentiment?!  This is so wonderful that it can be used for Valentine’s, Anniversary, Just Because… etc!

Heart FlatOne of my tips for you is to stamp your envelopes.  Yes,  please do!  It adds so much to your beautiful cards.  If you go to the trouble of making a card, why not stamp the envelope?!

And last but not least, the inside of this card features, the word “you”.  A finish to the question on the front of the card.

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Hello Life Stamp Set

Hello Life Stamp Set

Love Card

I guess you could say that I am desperately holding onto summer.   While I am not exactly into Halloween and the decorating and hoopla associated with it, we do hand out candy to the neighborhood kids when they stop by.  I guess you could say it is my least favorite holiday.

I used a variety of “blues” from Stampin’ Up! to achieve this beauty of a card.   I went with Bermuda Bay, Lost Lagoon and Night of Navy.  It is so easy to just stamp a background of hearts.  Creating your own paper is perfect when you have different textures of hearts, polka dots, stripes and just a line image.

The “love” can be used for just about any occasion, anniversary, birthday, wedding, etc.  You get the idea!

Christine’s Tips:

  • Stamp each patterned heart leaving enough space between for the next color.
  • The darkest color should be the one with the least amount of lines or space.  You only want that as the accent.
  • It is not always necessary to make a layered border around a piece of cardstock.   Think outside the box.  Make your back layer a little smaller as in the Night Of Navy piece behind the “love” sentiment.
  • Stamping in this technique is called a “one sheet wonder”.
  • Those Itty Bitty Accents Punches are amazing to have on hand when you need to add an embellishment with rhinestones.

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