Heart & Home Quick Cards

While on vacation, I took the Heart & Home Memories & More Cards & Envelopes and the coordinating Card Pack along with a few pieces of ribbon to create 20 fast cards while visiting family. There is no stamping involved because the card pack has die cut stickers along with the sentiments on the cards!

There are 10 large striped cards (6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) with coordinating envelopes and 10 small cards with a wood grain finish on the front and Cinnamon Cider envelopes (3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card size):

I turned some of the cards inside-out (patterns on the inside with an added panel of card stock to write on, in the case of the Misty Moonlight stripes) and here are my 10 large finished cards:

And the 10 smaller note cards, which I plan to keep in my purse and use to #CelebrateEverydayHeroes during May and June as we recognize and thank those who do simple kind acts each day…

Find out more about the Celebrate Everyday Heroes campaign, along with another quick card or tag idea, in this short video:

Share how you are recognizing the people who serve you in small and simple ways over in the Creative Juice Crafters Corner Facebook Group as well as your own social media with the hashtag #celebrateeverydayheroes – We want to see what thoughtful ways you are using to make a difference!

If you are in the Southern Utah area, set a reminder in your phone to come to my NEW CATALOG CARNIVAL and BOGO SALE this Saturday, May 21st from 1-3 pm at 350 S 400 W in Hurricane, Utah. It’s open house style and free, so bring a friend!

New at SU: Beautiful Day for Love

It’s the New at SU! Design Team “Moms, Dads, Brides and Grads” blog hop!

Our international design team wants to help YOU get ready for all the big events coming in the next few months, so visit all the posts and PIN your favorites to try. I had fun creating this card for brides (and grooms) on a wedding day using the Blessings of Home Bundle…and BONUS, it’s perfect for gifting money to the newlyweds as it’s a large slimline card that fits in our coordinating Slimline envelopes

For this size of card, start with a piece of 8.5″ x 7″ card stock and score it in half at 3.5″ (finished card is 8.5″ x 3.5″).

Have you ever tried Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils? They are easier than you’d think to use and they give this card a soft effect, different than my usual preference for Stampin’ Blends. This is literally how I started…just by scribbling color onto my Watercolor Paper:

I do TRY to follow the lines and details of the image, then I use the Water Painters to blend the colors out, working from lightest to darkest. A tip for watercoloring: You will have MUCH better success when using Watercolor Paper or SU! Shimmery White paper, as they hold up to the moisture best and won’t “pill up” when you add water.

Once dry, use the dies to cut out the image for the front of your card. I’ve layered it onto some lovely Designer Series Paper.

I’m also practicing (but not proficient, yet) the art of the double bow, which I call “The Tammy” in honor of fellow demonstrator Tammy Wilson, whose cards are immediately identifiable by her lovely bows. Luckily for you AND me, she’s made a video, which I’ve watched and attempted numerous times on the Stampin’ Up! Facebook page. With enough practice, I’m confident my double bows will get better.

All the supplies I used are listed below, and you are ready to travel on to the next post in our Blog Hop:

Moms, Dads, Brides & Grads: New at SU! April 2022

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Product List
Blessings Of Home Bundle (English)
$51.25
Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
2021–2023 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Heart & Home 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Watercolor Pencils
$16.00
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
$12.50
Water Painters
$12.00
Basic Borders Dies
$29.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad
$10.00
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Soft Succulent 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
$11.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Slimline Envelopes
$10.00