Today’s card is a great card with a fabulous statement! The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up stamp set but the message is right on! The background DSP is from the Back to Black DSP collection that is no longer available. The focal piece is from the Stampin Up Beautiful You #143637 stamp set from Stampin Up.
Tag Archives: Back to Black DSP
I love love love the cute puns on the Love You Sew Hostess stamp set #141012 from Stampin Up. It is available only until 31 May when the Stampin Up Occasions catalog ends. I used really old and retired Back to Black Stampin Up DSP. I created a tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch #133324 then punched holes. I added a piece of silver Glimmer Washi Tape (no longer available). I then randomly punched holes in the tag using 3 sizes of hand held circle punches. I put scraps of paper behind the holes and added a coordination ribbon before mounting on the black and white layer.
I am a big fan of fun fold cards and the gatefold with the “belly band” is one of my favorite styles to make. I used the now retired Back to Black DSP from Stampin Up. I added a beautiful layered embellishment to the belly band featuring the Stampin Up Watercolor Wings #139424 Photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Bold Butterly Framelits #138135. The butterfly rests on a black circle matted by a melon mambo scallop circle. The sentiment is from the Watercolor Wings and stamped in black on a hand cut banner.
I have some friends that are rockstars and here is a fun card to honor their birthdays. Every once in I while, I like to create a stamp free card and when I do I turn to my first love- paper piecing thru punch art. I used lots of Stampin Up punches to create the guitar and added fishing wire to string the guitar. Once the guitar was done, I placed it on a piece of the Stampin Up Back to Black DSP (now retired) and added the sentiment using the Hello You #137363 and the Little Letter Thinlits. Rock on!
My son likes to have notecards on hand to send thank you cards to friends and family that send him stuff to college. I am happy to oblige and proud that he wants to do it rather than send a txt, snap chat, instagram, facebook or other social media message! Nothing beats getting happy mail!
Our sister Blair (one of the Three Sisters 2 Stamp family) recently had to put her beloved 14 year old dog, Brussells, down. I was a sad time for the whole family and Blair was left with a broken heart. To try and make her feel better, I made a pet sympathy card complete with a paw print. For the background I used a piece of Black and White paper from the Back to Black (retired) DSP. For the big paw, I used the Stampin Up Hearts Framelits (no longer available) and the small oval to make(no longer available) the paw. I used the negative piece (rather than the punched pieces) to create a “window” and then layered it on top of a piece of black cardstock. I added a 2″ banner that was notched using the all new “must have” Banner Triple Punch #138292. I added the sentiment from the now retired So Sorry stamp set. The So Sorry set is perfect because on the inside it uses the for the loss of your beloved pet image from the set.
All dogs go to Heaven! Brussells brought lots of love,miles of smiles and many memories to your family. RIP Brussells!
Here is a great big Birthday shout out to my friend Belinda, who I have been known and been friends with since the 5th grade. Knowing someone that long, I found it only fitting to post a card using the Stampin Up Friends Who Know single stamp #134081. This stamp is perfect for life long relationships and pairs perfectly with the Stampin Up Labels Collection Framelits #125598. For the background paper is from 2 different Stampin Up DSP paper collections in the current annual catalog – Back to Black #133700 and Flashback #133699. I added a piece of 3/4″ crushed curry Chevron ribbon snipped to form a banner.
I have used this forever friends stamp to create 3 completely different looks. Check out my other 2 posts here:
… Like that is a bad thing. When I first saw the Tee Hee Hee #135125 stamp set in the Stampin Up holiday catalog, I knew I had to have it. I love Halloween and can justify almost anything when it comes to Halloween. Upon closer inspection of the catalog I noticed that the Tee Hee Hee stamp set was only available in polymer. How could my favorite stamp set be in polymer? I did not want to venture into the polymer stamp sets and was so sad when Stampin Up introduced them into their line. My previous experience with polymer stamps (from other companies) was never good. My stamped results were never crisp and I was afraid that the polymers fro Stampin Up would be the same and I was holding strong and not ordering them. That is until I caved and ordered the Tee Hee Hee set. I love the quality of the Stampin Up polymers and the fact that they come in a case so I guess I will now be ordering more!
On to the details of today’s card, I used the Back to Black DSP #133700 for the background paper. I cut a large circle using the Circle framelits #130911 and stamped the images with the Tee Hee Hee polymer stamp set. The alignment of the images was a snap with the polymer set.
Today is a double bonus card day to showcase the fabulous Back to Black DSP #133700. I love to showcase the versatility of this fabulous DSP. For the 1st card I just used the fruit piece of the Back to Black and the new Stampin Up Blendabilities to color the fruit. I added the sentiment from the Ray of Sunshine # 134210 and some random scraps of coordinating ribbon and cardstock. For the second card, I made a very bold statement with the Tangerine Tango striped DSP from the Flowerpot #133698 DSP collection of Stampin Up papers. I then cut the individual pieces of fruit from the Back to Black DSP and added leaves from the Little Leaves die (now retired) and the cute Itty Bitty Accents floral punch #133787. To finish the card I added a sentiment from the A Dozen Thoughts #131059 stamp set and hand cut the banner.