Hi there, and Happy Friday!
I'm enjoying a beautiful day in East Central Florida with the temperatures in the mid-70s and bright sunshine. I have the house open, but only because I will be dusting tomorrow as every surface will be covered in pollen by the end of the day. Guess you have to accept some small inconveniences for such glorious weather.
I put another Stampin' Up! project kit together. This one is from the January - June Mini Catalog and it's called You Are Amazing. This kit makes 16 cards (4 each of 4 different designs) and has a great box you can use to gift the cards or to store the cards until you are ready to use them. The coordinating stamp set, also named You Are Amazing, is used to stamp the greetings on the labels for the card fronts in the kit, so any stamp sets that you own that have greetings that will fit into the labels would work just as well as the You Are Amazing stamp set...but I have to say that the fonts for the greetings in this stamp set are pretty darn cute. I have photos of each of the kit card designs at the bottom of this post.
Once I completed the kit cards, I wasn't ready to put the stamp set away as one of the greetings and a group of stars accent stamp in the You Are Amazing stamp set wasn't used to make the cards in the project kit. So I thought I'd give those stamps some love, too.
This card begins with a panel of Bermuda Bay cardstock stamped with the "Congrats" down the right side of the panel. I used the Stamparatus to do this with the hinge stamp method. I think that's the best feature of the Stamparatus because once the stamp is placed, it never moves. The plate moves! Once I had gone down the card front moving the plate down one slot on the hinge, stamping, and then moving to the next slot until I reached the bottom of the card. Then I moved the cardstock down 1/2" and repeated the process. This stamped a "Congrats" in between the previously stamped column of "Congrats". I used Bermuda Bay ink to stamp all the "Congrats" for a tone-on-tone effect. The Bermuda Bay panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Pretty Peacock and then adhered at the center of the Bumblebee cardstock card front.
A narrow panel of Basic White cardstock was randomly stamped with the group of stars image using Bumblebee, Pretty Peacock, Magenta Madness, and Bermuda Bay inks. The Basic White panel was matted with a slightly wider panel of Pretty Peacock cardstock (the top and bottom edges of the Basic White and Pretty Peacock panels are flush). A piece of Bumblebee In Color ribbon was wrapped around the narrow panels and tied in a knot on the front with the bottom edge of the ribbon 1" above the bottom edge of the panel. The panel was adhered to the Bermuda Bay panel with the left edge of the Pretty Peacock/Basic White 1/8" from the left edge of the Bermuda Bay panel.
The "You Are Amazing" sentiment was stamped at the upper right center of a panel of Basic White cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink. The group of stars image was used to randomly stamp the stars along the left side of the panel using Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, and Pretty Peacock inks. The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.
"Congrats" was stamped at the center of the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope using Bermuda Bay ink. The group of stars image was randomly stamped over the envelope flap using Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, Pretty Peacock, and Bermuda Bay inks. Tip: Place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the stamping confined to the envelope flap.
Here are the cards I made using the You Are Amazing stamp set and the You Are Amazing Project Kit.
Don't you just love all those bright and happy colors!?!?
Have a great weekend!
Basic White: 1-5/8" x 5-1/8", 4" x 5-1/4"; Bermuda Bay: 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Bumblebee: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Pretty Peacock: 4" x 5-1/4", 1-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Bumblebee In Color ribbon: 8"
Supplies I used to make this card
Stamps: You Are Amazing; Inks: Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, Pretty Peacock; Cardstock: Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Pretty Peacock; Embellishments: Bumblebee In Color ribbon; Tools: Stamparatus; Adhesives: Stampin' Seal; Other: Medium Basic White Envelope