Create & Design Your Own Cards for the Holidays

Hello everyone, it’s Mona Toth here, and I am super excited to share my guest design post featuring the brand-new Sweet Stamp Shop release! Winter is my favorite season, and I absolutely fell in love with the Marshmallow Holiday stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop – so I made two cards using the stamp set, as well as a fun bonus card! 🙂 The stamp set is super easy to use, and the images and colors were so cute and just perfect for the holiday season.

The first thing I did on the first project was ink blending. I used the Tumbled Glass and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide inks.

The next step was stamping, coloring, and fussy-cutting. I added some wording to the background and used a bunch of tiny Marshmallows from this set, simply because they are so cute! For these colors, I used my Copic Markers (colors: W1, W3, W5, R20, BG0000). The last step was adhering the images to my card.

I used the Chocolate Mug from the same stamp set for my second card, which featured fun party marshmallows and vibrant pink coloring. I can’t get enough of this set: serious cuteness overload, especially for the holidays!

First, I crafted the background using Washi Tape and Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. I then cut a 3,5×4,75″ red cardstock, heat-embossed the sentiment using White Embossing powder, and sprayed it with White Ink.

The next step was stamping and coloring using my Copic Markers  (colors: R24, R27, R29, 0, W1, W3, W5, W7 and E55, E57, E44, E42 for the cocoa). For the final touches, I made highlights with Signo Uniball White Pigment Pen and used Glossy Accents for the clear icing. Finally, I adhered everything together, and just like that, the card was finished! These stamp sets make DIY projects a breeze, and it’s fun to customize each one using my own extra flair.

As promised I am going to show you a bonus card that I made with the super cute Flying Squirrel stamp set. I think this is a perfect fall-themed stamp – I love the colors and the fun design, especially the falling leaves!

I used Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks for this particular card, and Copic Markers for the coloring: Squirrel – W01, W03, E42, E43, Y23, Y26, Y28, E55, E57 E59 R20; Leaves – Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19, YR17 RV52, RV55, RV66. The Squirrels are super adorable, and they make a fabulous birthday card!

Thank you for reading my post! I hope my creations have inspired you to make your own fun holiday cards at home. I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity to be a guest!  If you like my creations please feel free to follow me on Instagram. 🙂

Hugs, Mona

Stamps Used:

Additional Supplies:

  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Copic Markers
  • Washi Tape
  • Signo Uniball White Pigment Pen

How to Create a DIY Minimalistic Planner Layout

Hi, friends! It’s Katie here to share with you how I use Sweet Stamp shop in my weekly planning routine. I love using planners to map out my daily activities each week, and adding Sweet Stamp Shop’s planner decorations is a great way to keep me organized – and actually have fun while doing it! Easy-to-use planner stamps and stickers are a great place to start if you’ve been thinking about adding a little zest to your weekly planning routine.  

Leave Space on Your Planner for To-Do Lists & Appointments

I love decorative planning, but my style generally tends to be more minimalistic. have a pretty minimalistic style. I want a cute layout is a must, but my plans are the most important part even more important; this means I need plenty of space for writing to-do lists and appointments.

Match Stamps with Your Daily Activities

I always start with the most functional planner stamps to highlight my daily plans. Before I start to begin, I always like to have a general idea of what my week will look like so these that the stamps will match up with my daily activities; usually, this means leaving plenty of space for lists!

Decorate and Customize Each Planner Page

After I complete the functional part – mapping out my daily activities, organizing stamps, etc. – I know about how much space I’ll have left for fun decorations. This is the fun part! I like to customize each page of my planners, and I try to make sure the decorations are visually balanced while still allowing my plans to be the focal point (and easily legible).  and and I let myself have fun with this space. I try to make sure the decorations are visually balanced on each page. I also want to make sure my plans are still the focal point. This week, I went with a few hexagons in the corner stamps and colored them with fun fall colors.

Fill in Your Daily Plans and Activities

The last step of my planning process is always filling it in with my daily plans, activities, and reminders. There’s usually still quite a bit of white space when I wrap up my beginning-of-the-week planning session, but which means I can add as much as I need to throughout the week!

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Additional Supplies

  • Crayola SuperTips
  • Papermate Black Flair M

Super Quick DIY Planner Layout for Busy Moms

Hello Sweet Friends! Its Cheryl here to show you how to create quick planner layouts that aren’t short on pretty! As a mom of two boys that also works full time, I don’t always have time to create super involved planner layouts but I’ll admit that I do prefer pretty planner pages! So here are a few quick and easy DIY Planner layouts!

Easy Monthly DIY Planner Layout

Easy Monthly DIY Planner Layout

Here is a quick and easy way to create monthly planner overview pages to help you keep track of important dates, monthly goals, and your monthly to-do list.

Keep track of important dates

Use a Pencil to Draw a Border in Your Planner

First I drew a border in my planner pages in pencil, then I stamped some of the flowers from the Bouquet Stamp set onto sticker paper, fussy cut the images and placed them onto a few corners of my planner pages, however, you can stamp directly into your planner pages to save time.

Next, I stamped “November” right on the pencil line on the upper left-hand corner using a stamp from the Monthly Script stamp set.

Draw a border in my planner pages in pencil

Write Planner Days of the Month in Pencil

I went over the pencil border with a black pen, let it dry, and then erased any visible pencil marks. On the first page, I wrote out the numbers 1-30 for the days of the month which will be used to track important dates of the month. Lastly, I stamped out some banners using the Banners and More Stamp set and wrote in “goals”, “to-do”, and “notes” on the second page. Check out the picture below to see these pages in action!

Write in “goals”, “to-do”, and “notes”

Easy Weekly DIY Planner Layout

Easy Weekly DIY Planner Layout

Weekly layouts are so key for a busy mom! With so many tasks that need to be balanced between work, home, and school, we need a place to capture the week’s to-do lists!

Create a Decorative Banner on Top of Planner Layout

First I created a decorative banner using the Bouquet Stamp Set and the Cartoon Filled Alpha Stamp set. For my B6 traveler’s notebook, I cut a piece of sticker paper about 1.75” x 6.25”, placed a piece of scrap paper behind the sticker paper, and randomly stamped flowers onto the strip of sticker paper until it was relatively full. Then I stamped “Nov. 18” and drew a border using a pencil.

Pencil Line Dates onto the Planner Layout

Next, I traced over the border using a black pen, and then I penciled in some lines for the dates of the week. I stamped the dates using the Cartoon Alpha Stamp set and six checklist banner from the Planner starter kit onto sticker paper (you can stamp directly onto your planner if you’d like), fussy cut them. I placed the numbers between the penciled in lines and the banners above and below the dates. I also placed the decorative banner onto the far right of the planner layout.

Lastly, I wrote in the days of the week except for “Saturday and Sunday” and used “weekend” instead. There you have it! Quick and easy DIY planner layouts for busy moms (or busy people in general)!

Stamps Sets Used:

Additional Products Used:

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Black Pen
  • Black Stamping Ink
  • Acrylic Block

Create an Adorable Card With This Easy to Use Card Making Starter Kit

Hello again, sweet crafters! This is Ashlea and I’m back today to show you a cute card I created using Sweet Stamp Shop’s Card Making Starter Kit! The card I created was made using the PDF’s included when you purchase the kit. The PDF’s come with explicit instructions on how to use the products included in the kit. The kit also comes with lots of coloring pages and A2 sized card fronts decorated with Sweet Stamp Shop designed images–like these donuts!

Print/Cut Out Images and Color with Pencil

After I printed the page with this design on it, I trimmed the design down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and colored all of the donut images with colored pencil. I didn’t do any shading as I wanted the colors to be bold and flat, almost as if it were printed in color.

Stamp Birthday Sentiment on to Black Cardstock

I wanted an embossed sentiment, so I used the “Wish Big” sentiment from the Birthday Sentiments Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on a piece of black cardstock and embossed it with fluorescent pink embossing powder to pull in the colors of the patterned card front. I adhered this piece to the center of the patterned card front with foam tape to add dimension.

Create a Mat for the Card Front

To make the pink even more dominant on the card, I used a piece of 4″x 5 1/4″ colored card stock that was very close in color to the embossing powder and using it as a mat for the card front. I adhered the card front in the center of the colored cardstock and then adhered all of that together to an A2 sized card base. Finally, I added some Rhubarb Crumble Nuvo drops to the corners of the sentiment block for some added interest and dimension.

I hope this has inspired you to create using the PDF’s included in your card making kit. I love that all of these beautiful images and patterns are included and can be used as coloring practice or for cards again and again. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you soon!

Stamps Used:

Other DIY Products Used:

  • Printer
  • Versamark Black Ink
  • Colored Pencil
  • Black Cardstock
  • Fluorescent Pink Embossing Powder
  • Foam Tape
  • Colored Cardstock
  • Rhubarb Crumble Nuvo drops

Make a Fun and Simple Card using Stamps

Hey Sweets! It’s Ashlea here and I am beyond excited to share one of my favorite-ever stamp sets with you! It’s one of the newest releases from Sweet Stamp Shop and it’s called “Watch Television”. While it’s not holiday themed stamp set, it’s definitely something I think we all can agree is worth celebrating… Binge-watching!

Create a Storyline

For this card, I decided to use the stamp image of the couch with the girls eating popcorn. I then also used the rear of the TV to give the illusion that the girls were watching the TV. I really love the way this set is designed so that you can use the images together to create a story like this, separately or on their own.

Blend Color with Markers on to Card Stock

Next, I started with a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of 110lb card stock. To give the “glow” of the TV, I first decided where the TV would go and then blended Limoncello ink by Catherine Pooler which is a very light yet vibrant yellow. I blended from where the TV would be placed and diagonally up to the left in more of a sweeping motion. To drive home the feel of streams on light, I used Copic markers in Y15 and BG10 in the same sweeping motion as before.

Create a Dimension with Foam Tape

After having my design for the scene planned and underway, I started adhering my cut out and colored images to the card front. I glued the couch so that when I used foam tape with the TV it would give lots of dimension and interest to the scene.

Ink Stamp Cute Sentiments

Finally, for the sentiment I used the “Spoiler Alert” stamp (how COOL is the font for this, by the way?!) I lined it up in my MISTI to make sure it was straight and inked it up in Versafine Onyx Black ink. To accompany the sentiment, I used “you’re amazing” underneath Spoiler Alert. To finalize this (and make it an actual card) I adhered it to an A2 sized card base.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about how I created the scene for this card using the new Watch Television stamp set. The images here create so many DIY possibilities and I can’t wait to see what you create with yours! Thank you, again, for stopping by! I’ll see you very soon!

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Other DIY Products Used: