Forever Lovely Stamp Set Showcase Part 2 – Cards

Hello, and welcome to part 2 of the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely Showcase. In part 1 we looked at tags (you can find the blog here) and this week we will be making cards. Again there will be examples for beginner, casual and avid crafters so, no matter what your level of experience and size of your craft stash, there’s something for everyone!


The card for beginners uses only cardstock, stamps and ink and so is really accessible but looks impressive. The colour scheme for this card is Lovely Lipstick, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz. I made the card base from Whisper White Thick Cardstock and made another, slightly smaller, Whisper White layer to stamp onto which gives a subtle extra layer to the card. The sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink, as are the flowers. The foliage is then stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow, using first and second generation stamping. Stamping generations are when you continue to stamp without re-inking so that each generation produces a lighter and lighter image. It is a really effective way of producing different colour tones using a single ink pad. This is a really quick and simple card to produce but looks clean and stylish and would make any recipient smile.


The card for casual crafters adds in the use of the coordinating dies (Lovely Flowers Edgelits). The card base is Lovely Lipstick. I have then used a smaller piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the coordinating flower and foliage images in Lovely Lipstick and Pear Pizzazz respectively. I then used one of the Edgelits dies to cut this into two sections. A corner embellishment was added to each of the bottom corners using the relevant dies. These two sections were then adhered to the top and bottom of the card base. The sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the stitched rectangle framelit dies. Leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (to give a tone-on-tone effect) and die cut and extra foliage was also die cut from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock. The sentiment was adhered using dimensionals and the foliage placed such that it was protruding from behind the sentiment. This produces a really sophisticated card but only requires the Stamp and Die bundle, three colours of cardstock and two ink pads. The range of sentiments within the Stamp Set mean that, given this small selection of products you could create cards for a number of occasions.


The avid crafter card also uses the coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP). I created the card base from Crumb Cake cardstock. I adhered a slightly smaller layer of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and a smaller still layer of DSP. Mulitple layers are a simple way to make your cards look really extravagant and luxurious. The sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White cardstock and some additional floral images are added in Flirty Flamingo ink to add some extra interest. I have then die cut some embellishments into the bottom corners and the floral flourish into the top corner to balance out the stamping. This sentiment piece was adhered using dimensionals to give the finishing touch. Using the coordinating DSP on projects takes a lot of time and effort out of creating background layers and you can guarantee that everything matches perfectly!

Next week…

I hope you have enjoyed part 2 of the Forever Lovely Showcase. Next week we will be making 3D projects suitable for the beginner, casual and avid crafter. In the meantime, if you have any questions just let me know.

The product list for these three projects follows below. If you would like to purchase any of these items, click on the link and it will take you straight to my online shop!

Supplies List

Product List

It’s their birthday when?!

Most of us like to fuss over our cards for hours! Carefully considering where to place the three gems and what sort of bow to tie in the ribbon. However, sometimes we need something quick and easy because we need to get it to the post box in the next 10 minutes!

With a little bit of stamping, punching and trimming, you can create this colourful card in minutes.

I have used:

  • the new ‘in-colour’ Stampin’ pads: Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick
  • Pick a Pennant stamp set
  • Thoughtful Banners stamp set
  • Duet Banner punch
  • Lovely Lipstick cardstock
  • Whisper White cardstock

Step 1: create your card base using Whisper White cardstock

Step 2: trim a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock to make a background layer

Step 3: trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock to make your card front

Step 4: stamp the bunting a couple of times in Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove ink

Step 5: stamp the star (first and second generation) in the other ink colours to create a background pattern

Step 6: stamp two banners and the words ‘Happy’ and ‘Birthday’ within them

Step 7: punch the banners out. In my example I have also used the Lovely Lipstick Write Marker to add some dimension to the banners

Step 8: adhere the banners and layer up your card

Step 9: put the kettle on and write the card, you still have plenty of time to get to the Post Office!

Step it up! If you have a little more time to spare, why not add some personalisation to the bunting? Add the recipient’s name or age or an extra message.

Father’s Day Card

Quick and easy Father’s Day card

Here in the UK Father’s Day is on June 17th this year. Is it the same in the US? I know they have a different date for Mother’s Day than we do. Are you prepared? Do you have a card and present? If not, here’s a photo tutorial to help you make this quick and easy card. I’ll be back with more ideas for presents in the next couple of weeks. I’ll pop the shopping list at the end in case you want to make it exactly as shown. Images © Stampin’ Up!

Step 1: 

Cut an A5 sheet of Bermuda Bay cardstock and score to create an A6 card base.

Step 2:

Apply strips of washi tape to the right side of the card base. Rip, rather than cut, the tape as we don’t want it to look overly neat.

Step 3:

Stamp the ‘Wishing You A Dapper Day’ sentiment from the ‘Truly Tailored’ stamp set in the bottom left corner of the card base.

Step 4:

Stamp the ‘Dad’ sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, along with one of the extra images (the ‘bowtie’ in this case).

Step 5:

Die cut (or trim) the sentiment.

Step 6:

Die cut (or trim) a slightly larger piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and stamp using one of the extra images to give some interest behind your sentiment.

Step 7:

Adhere the Whisper White cardstock piece onto the Crushed Curry cardstock piece.

Step 8:

Adhere the sentiment to the card base using dimensionals.

Step 9:

Write the card, pop it in an envelope and post it!

Shopping List

All items from Stampin’ Up! Shop now at…

  • Whisper White Cardstock 106549
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock 131288
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock 131286
  • Truly Tailored Stamp Set 147752
  • Crushed Curry Stampin’ Pad 131173
  • Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Pad 131171
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430
  • Acrylic Block 118484
  • Washi Tape (slightly different to shown) 144223