Pirate Treasure Card

I am in love with the Pirates & Mermaids Stamp Set! (And I don’t care who knows it!) I mean, I knew I adored the mermaid, but I didn’t totally fall for this stamp set until I used this swashbuckling seadog PIRATE on a card! He is just the right mix of rogue and adorable.

The crown jewel on this card (yes, you read that right) is the addition of real jewels spilling out of his treasure box. This element was fun to create and makes a huge impression on this kid’s birthday card. To create the treasure box, I just grabbed the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels and piled them on the card until the spoils sparkled to my heart’s content.

Honorable mention definitely goes to the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. Combined with the Gold Foil Sheets, these make the card worthy of all your pieces of eight.

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Card Making Instructions:

  • Cut a piece of 8 ½ x 5 ½ Real Red Cardstock. Score at 4 ¼ and fold in half with Bone Folder.
  • Cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheets at 2 x 5 ½ and emboss using the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. (The Big Boss.) Adhere to card front with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Stamp the pirate image and “you are a treasure” or “happy birthday” on a piece of Basic White Cardstock sized 2 ¾ x 3 ½. Color the Pirate using Stampin’ Blends Markers in Real Red, Soft Suede, Ivory, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight.
  • Layer the pirate piece on two more cardstock layers: Basic Black 3 x 3 ½ and Basic White 3 ¼ x 3 ¾. Attach to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.   
  • Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the treasure box image on a scrap of Basic White Cardstock. Trim out the image with Paper Snips. Add Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels all over, creating the spilled treasure look.
  • Send this card to anyone who is a treasure to you! Makes a great masculine anytime card or kids birthday card. Enjoy!

Check out the video for detailed instructions:

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Happy Stampin’!



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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Mermaid Fun

Seriously, how could summer be almost over? I want more pool days and sunny rays over here. This Mermaid card reminds me of all those summer vibes and that’s why I wanted to share it today.

This mermaid card is actually a Book Binding Card! Have you seen that before? Using your Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer, Cut a Cardstock base to 11″ x 4 1/4″ and score at 4 1/4″ and at 5 1/2″. Fold the card in half then fold the front flap back again. Use some Stampin’ Seal+ to seal the card shut in the 1 1/4″ space by the main fold, and you have a book binding card! Decorate as desired.

Of course you need the adorable Pirates & Mermaids Stamp Set to make the adorable mermaid card. My friend Christine made this card, and she colored the mermaid with a few Stampin’ Blends markers and then used the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen on top. There are a few different dies used to complete the look!

I hope you all get at least one more trip to the pool/beach/ocean before mermaid season ends! Then, we can at least stamp pretty mermaids! Hope you enjoyed learning how to make a Book Binding card!

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Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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Garden Birdhouses Quick Card & Video

Here is a fun project using the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set! I made a quick time-lapse video so you can see how this card was made. Enjoy!

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Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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Pretty Perennials Stamp Set

Oh how I have loved this stamp set! I’m sharing today to celebrate my son, Drew, who has his 20th birthday today! He makes me happy, happy, happy. Just like this card.

This stamp set is only available one more day! Don’t miss it! Only $18 in my store. It’s called Pretty Perennials.

Here are a few more samples made with this set in case you need some more convincing!

And since we are celebrating my firstborn son, Drew, let’s have a little flashback of his tiny self, 20 years ago when I became a mom and he became an Earthling.

Hope you enjoyed Pretty Perennials and celebrating little Drew!

Happy Stampin’



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
Shop with me anytime: brandi.stampinup.net
   

A STAMP SET A DAY IN MAY: DAY 31: Celebrate with Cake

In May, I am featuring my favorite retiring stamp sets all month.

~You must get these now before they retire forever~

Don’t be one of the people who calls me in June and says “I’m so sad I didn’t get this set!” To place your order, click here and make sure you USE the host code for my MAY online party: 33V99FWB using the host code earns you extra free happy mail gifts for each order!

The Celebrate with Cake set is our LAST set of the day… and it is a good one! First of all, it is a killer deal at only $16 for this large, bold, 14-pc set. I love the filled-in images, they leave a POP when you stamp them in a favorite ink color. As soon as you lift your stamp, they are ready to go! NO coloring or other fussing needed. This one is simple, fun to use, and a great value. Add it to your collection today, before it is too late!

#149501 Celebrate with Cake $16



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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A STAMP SET A DAY IN MAY: DAY 30: For the Win

In May, I am featuring my favorite retiring stamp sets all month.

~You must get these now before they retire forever~

Don’t be one of the people who calls me in June and says “I’m so sad I didn’t get this set!” To place your order, click here and make sure you USE the host code for my MAY online party: 33V99FWB using the host code earns you extra free happy mail gifts for each order!

For day 30, I chose FOR THE WIN! It’s a simple, sporty set with most any sport you might be looking for. That makes it versatile for lots of potential card recipients! It has a couple of nice greeting options: birthday, encouragement, and congrats. It is well suited for cards or scrapbooking. Remember, there are only a couple days left before this one is gone forever!

#149435 For the Win stamps $23



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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A STAMP SET A DAY IN MAY: DAY 29: Beautiful Bouquet

In May, I am featuring my favorite retiring stamp sets all month.

~You must get these now before they retire forever~

Don’t be one of the people who calls me in June and says “I’m so sad I didn’t get this set!” To place your order, click here and make sure you USE the host code for my MAY online party: 33V99FWB using the host code earns you extra free happy mail gifts for each order!

Today’s set is the lovely floral set, Beautiful Bouquet! This set is great on its own, I have made lots of simple elegant cards with it. The many greeting options (sixteen!) and pretty font make it especially easy to look like a pro.

There is also a great set of coordinating dies. Most all the flower images can be cut out, along with several extra leaves, tags and the ribbon tie/bow pieces. I promise you will love these!

#143666 Beautiful Bouquet stamp set $27

#143659 Bouquet Bunch dies $30



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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A STAMP SET A DAY IN MAY: DAY 28: Barn Door

In May, I am featuring my favorite retiring stamp sets all month.

~You must get these now before they retire forever~

Don’t be one of the people who calls me in June and says “I’m so sad I didn’t get this set!” To place your order, click here and make sure you USE the host code for my MAY online party: 33V99FWB using the host code earns you extra free happy mail gifts for each order!

Today’s featured set is BARN DOOR! So excited to feature this one, because the dies are on a huge clearance deal! Check out the video when I show how to use these!

You are going to love making these trendy interactive cards! But hurry–these are on a crazy good deal and will retire in just a few days!

#151247 Barn Door Stamps $20

#145662 Sliding Door Dies ONLY $10.80



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
Shop with me anytime: brandi.stampinup.net
   

A STAMP SET A DAY IN MAY: DAY 27: Lilypad Lake

In May, I am featuring my favorite retiring stamp sets all month.

~You must get these now before they retire forever~

Don’t be one of the people who calls me in June and says “I’m so sad I didn’t get this set!” To place your order, click here and make sure you USE the host code for my MAY online party: 33V99FWB using the host code earns you extra free happy mail gifts for each order!

Today is Day 27! And my #1 stampin’ helper, Lily Jane, was born on the 27th. So, in honor of herself, she picked Lilypad Lake for day 27. I am so glad, because this is a beautiful artistic set with coordinating dies, and both are on clearance deals right now… while they last!

#151272 Lilypad Lake stamps $17.60

#146351 Lakeside Dies $21.60



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
Shop with me anytime: brandi.stampinup.net
   

A STAMP SET A DAY IN MAY: DAY 26: We’ll Walrus Be Friends

In May, I am featuring my favorite retiring stamp sets all month.

~You must get these now before they retire forever~

Don’t be one of the people who calls me in June and says “I’m so sad I didn’t get this set!” To place your order, click here and make sure you USE the host code for my MAY online party: 33V99FWB using the host code earns you extra free happy mail gifts for each order!

For day 26, I am excited to showcase the We’ll Walrus Be Friends set! This cute little set is punny and fun to use, and I am hosting a GIVEAWAY of the stamp set! All you have to do is comment below and say why you like the set! One person who comments across my social medias will win the set. Winner announced May 31. Go to Facebook, Instagram, or comment here to be entered. xoxo Or, if you know you need the set for sure, go order it now and I will send you a gift in the mail anyway!

#149367 We’ll Walrus Be Friends $22

Comment below to be entered to win!
There adorable cards were made by: Tricia, Melody, Cindy, and Megan! Happy Stampin’!



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
Shop with me anytime: brandi.stampinup.net