Using Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Stuff Stamp Set to Create a Handmade Card

I'm in love with the Sweet Stuff stamp set from Stampin' Up – let me share with you not only the handmade card, but also let you in on who it is for.

When I first saw the Sweet Stuff stamp set, I knew I had to have it.  Mainly to make cards for my daughter.

What you might not know, is that we weren't “supposed” to be able to have a child.  So when the test came back positive on Halloween a few years ago, my first thought was “trick or treat?”

Since kids weren't supposed to be in the picture, I never really gave much thought to having one.  I saw a lot of my friends with kids and just thought it was more work than anything else.

My daughter is one amazing little girl that is growing up way too quickly.  She has an amazing heart, a caring soul, and a giving spirit – and an fabulous laugh!  This next week, she will turn 8.  So of course, that is at the front of my mind.  But I have to leave town for work at the end of this week, and will arrive back home early in the morning on her birthday.  I normally leave little love notes around the house for her to find, but this trip I am doing something a little different.  I am making her cards for each day of this week leading up to her birthday.  And this is the first one.

Take a look at this stamp set and see how easy it is going to be for me to make a variety of cards for my little girl:

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So do you have a little girl in your life to make a lot of cards for?  Whether you live in the same house or not, there is nothing like making a card for a girl, except for sending it and picturing them opening it up and reading it (oh – and checking to see if money falls out – right?  I mean, let's be real about this!)

I buy my stamps based on versatility.  If I can't use it over and over again and in many ways, I don't spend money on it.  This one fits the bill perfectly and will come in handy for little girl birthday parties too.  (We have a ton of little girls on our street.)

This card was made with a fun color combination.  And it all started with the Crushed Curry polka dot pattern from the new Flower Pot patterned paper from Stampin' Up.  It's polka dots – with a bright color, that was the pattern that first drew me to the Flower Pot paper.  Using the Circle Framelits, a circle was die cut from the patterned paper and it was layered on a 3″ Circle from Crushed Curry card stock.

Then it was a free for all for the other colors.  I used my ink pads to pick out what to use.  I pulled out many colors of ink pads and then started eliminating them.  Leaving me with Baked Brown Sugar, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry and Strawberry Slush.  It was literally a trial and error.

For the sentiment layer, a piece of Whisper White that was stamped on and punched with the Scallop Tag Topper.  To color in the flower, I used my markers in the colors listed above.  The outline of the flower was done with Black Staz-On ink.  And the cute sentiment was stamped in Strawberry Slush.

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And then it was time for the bow.  That is actually the Melon Mambo 1/4″ Cotton ribbon, but it works great with these colors.  If you struggle at all with tying bows, then you will want to grab your very own 10 Second Bow Maker.  It makes quick work of tying perfect bows!

For the finishing touches, I grabbed the Eclectic Paper Piercing Guide the tag.  And then a little strip of Wild Wasabi was punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, just to help that tag pop off the yellow polka dots.

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Here is a list of all the supplies used.  To order any of these supplies, simply click on the links below.

Hostess Code for June for a hand made thank you card in the mail from me: 

Thank you so much for joining me today for this handmade card using the Sweet Stuff stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s new catalog!

Using Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Stuff Stamp Set to Create a Handmade Card

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