Ahoy friends and welcome aboard the Paper Crew June Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who have come together online to create cards, scrapbook pages and other paper craft projects. We hope these samples will inspire you to create fun projects using amazing Stampin’ Up! products.

This month we are sharing projects using any stamp set from the newly released Stampin’ Up! 2019-2010 Annual Catalogue. My choice is Wonderful Moments.

Celebrate a special girl’s coming-of-age with Wonderful Moments by Stampin’ Up!

What a special stamp set—beautiful, fresh and flowing sketched images for so many occasions. I’m sure I will use the lovely sentiments and three female images—bride, mother-to-be and female carrying your choice of bouquet, gift bag or balloons—for many future baby and bridal showers, engagement, weddings and birthday celebrations. I particularly love that there is a belated message, “Fashionably late … hope it was great!” among the greetings cuz that’s how I roll.

I put my Stamparatus to good use and created two custom-backgrounds. The first is for a Sweet Sixteen Birthday and the second is for a Quinceañera, the Latin celebration held when a girl turns 15. Creating a custom-background is easy with the innovative Stamparatus. The removable, locking plates perfectly align your rubber or photopolymer stamps to produce evenly spaced images. Doesn’t that just open up a whole new world of possibilities for making custom paper designs?!

Wonderful Moments Sweet 16 Birthday Card
Easily make custom backgrounds & sentiments
Create a custom background using your Stamparatus

Here’s how to make these cards:

Cut Whisper White Thick Cardstock in half and score in half (folded to 4.25 x 5.5). Cut Flirty Flamingo (Feliz Quinceañera) Petal Pink (Sweet 16) cardstock to 4 x 5.25. Use your Stamparatus to stamp the backgrounds as follows:

Sweet 16:  (“SWEET” is the “SWEET BABY” stamp from Itty Bitty Greetingscut in half); 16 is from the Make A Difference Stamp Set. You will need to stamp these separately as one is rubber clear-mount and thicker than the photopolymer. Stamp with Petal Pink ink (on PP CS) and for each new row, move plate hinge to the left 1″ and shift the card base down and right .5″.

Feliz Quinceanera (Happy 15th): Both the floral spray and the “15” are from Make a Difference Stamp Set. Stamp with Flirty Flamingo ink (on FF CS). For each new row, move plate hinge to the left 1″ and shift the card base down and right .5″.

I adhered a 3.75 x 5 piece of fun-foam before cutting stamped CS with Oval Framelits Layering die.

Sweet 16 Happy Birthday Card:
Stamp “bride image” on WW (regular or thick) using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Colour bride’s dress bow and bouquet using FF Dark and Light Blendabilities; fussy-cut and adhere bottom/front of bride to below oval (back of PP CS with SWEET 16 stamped background) to get position where you like. Adhere 3.5 x 4.5 piece of FF CS to back of stamped PP CS (behind bride). Adhere these three layers to WW card base.

Cut label from Stitched Labels die. Stamp Happy Birthday with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Cut branches and flower bunches from WW, FF and PP CS. Adhere with snail and tiny spots of Liquid Multipurpose Glue in this order: label (with stamped sentiment), WW branches, FF flowers, PP flowers). Enjoy!

Don't forget the off-cuts!

Sometimes the negative images from die-cutting turn out to be little gems.

Feliz Quinceañera card:
Stamp “bride image” on WW (regular or thick) using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Colour bride’s dress bow and bouquet using FF Dark and Light Blendabilities; fussy-cut and adhere bottom/front of bride to below oval (back of FF CS with “15+floral spray” stamped background) to get position where you like. Adhere 3.5 x 4.5 piece of PP CS to back of stamped FF CS (behind bride). Adhere these three layers to WW card base.

When using the delicate alpha stamps in the Make a Difference set, I find it best to draw a very light pencil mark(s) as a stamping guide. This set is very forgiving since it is a “bouncy” typeface. Use a Clear Block A and good lighting. 🙂 You can make it even more special by adding the birthday girl’s name! Once stamped, center the die and cut with the sentiment in the upper half. Cut the die-cut horizontally and fine-tune with Paper Snips.

Cut branches and flower bunches from WW, FF and PP CS. Adhere with snail and tiny spots of Liquid Multipurpose Glue in this order: label (with stamped sentiment), WW branches, PP flowers, FF flowers). Add self-adhesive Rhinestone Basic Jewels for sparkle! Enjoy!

Bouquet embellishment are fresh and lovely cut from the Bouquet Bunch dies
This intricate label is my all-time favourite, cut from the Stitched Labels Dies

If you have any questions about the cards or instructions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment. Also, if you live in Canada and are not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to connect with you. Leave a comment if you would like a catalogue and/or are interested in joining Stampin’ Up! to get discounts on your craft supplies.

Happy stamping! Leanne

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Please visit the other Paper Crew Blog Hop designers. You’re in for a treat … my very talented crafting buddy, Carol, is next. Don’t forget to leave comments!

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Carol Saunders
Heather Stewart
Karen Turner
Arlene Luscombe
Mary Quick

8 Comments

  1. Carol MJS

    Simply stunning cards, Leanne! I love all of the detail and the lovely warm colours you used. Brilliant!

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    • Leanne

      Thanks for your kind words, Carol. Much appreciated.

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  2. Arlene

    Lovely cards Leanne. Like the idea of a sweet sixteen card.

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    • Leanne

      Thanks Arlene. With this technique, you can fill the background with any repeating type.

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  3. Karen M Turner

    Beautiful cards Leanne.

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    • Leanne

      Thanks, Karen! It was fun to come together as a group to share our creations.

      Reply
  4. Mary Quick

    wow, Leanne great cards, Love them both. See some stamp sets and supplies I need to get.

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    • Leanne

      Thanks, Mary! Glad we all came together to create the blog hop.

      Reply

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