Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Stampin' Up! Outlined Occasions & Sprinkled Expressions Rainbow Cards

Good Morning My Stamping Friends, I hope you're having a fantastic day! I'm sitting here with the sun pouring in the window, warming my back, and wishing it was already Spring. Only a few more weeks to wait and I'm super excited about that.

Anyway, on to my card share for today. I recently needed a quick, cheery, colorful, thank you card so I looked at one of the Valentines day cards I posted here and tweaked it a little bit. In my mind I was going to do a similar card and just change the colors to a rainbow and this is what it turned into.
Stampin' Up! Outlined Occasions and Sprinkled Expressions on Concord Crush base.
Rose-Ellen Eastman
I started with a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Stampin' Up! whisper white card stock and used
the 'thanks' stamp from the Outlined Occasions stamp set (that I got FREE as a perk of Sale-A-Bration). I then took the flower from the Sprinkled Expression stamp set (also a FREE set from the Sale-A-Bration promotion) and stamped a rainbow of flowers around the sentiment. The ink colors I used were Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise and Concord Crush. I really liked the card so far, however since there are stars surrounding the 'thanks' sentiment and the Sprinkled Expression stamp set has a star, I started again. Once I made that change I loved the card front, but couldn't decide which color card base to use so I made one for every color of the rainbow.
Stampin' Up! Outlined Occasions and Sprinkled Expressions on rainbow colored bases.
Rose-Ellen Eastman
Then I needed a quick birthday card for a party my daughter was attending so I CASEd myself and added a sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Heard from the Heart, for the birthday girl.
Stampin' Up! Sprinkled Expressions and Heard from the Heart. 
Rose-Ellen Eastman
It was so much fun to make these cards and I think a set of rainbow thank you cards are now on the list of possibilities to make for my daughters' teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week or as part of their end of the year gift. This is also a perfect reason to sit down with your stamps and start playing with ink on paper. You never know what you're going to end up with.

I love all the colored rainbow cards and can't decide which one is my favorite. What do you think? Comment here and let me know.
Happy Stamping,

Stamping Supplies:
Stampin' Up! Outlined Occasions Stamp Set wood #126014 and clear #126016
Stampin' Up! Sprinkled Expressions Stamp set wood #125130 and clear #125132
Stampin' Up! Heard From the Heart Stamp set wood #111644 and clear #120006
Stampin' Up! Whisper White card stock #100730
Stampin' Up! Real Red ink #103133
Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie ink #105216
Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight ink #119667
Stampin' Up! Lucky Limeade ink #122935
Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise ink #100814
Stampin' Up! Concord Crush ink #119785
Stampin' Up! Real Red card stock #102482
Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie card stock #105117
Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight card stock #119683
Stampin' Up! Lucky Limeade card stock #122926
Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise card stock #102067
Stampin' Up! Concord Crush card stock #119792


  1. Rosie! These are all SO cute!!! Good for you for wanting to blog more and grow your business! You can do it!

  2. Rosie??? Ha ha. Thats actually my Grandmother and my brother-in-law (a nickname from his last name).

    Thanks for the props. Its so nice to know that people are actually reading my blog. Sometimes I feel like no one is reading it since I rarely get comments. I might need to give away some BLOG CANDY!!

  3. Great job Rose-Ellen!! So cute and simple yet so effective.

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  5. You make the most gorgeous cards!

  6. I love both kinds of cards you made with the sprinkled expressions! I really wish now, that I had gotten that set!They are beautiful cards! Well done!

    1. Thanks Kimberley, You know you still have the opportunity to get the stamp set through the end of this month with a $50 order, right?

  7. very pretty cards. keep up the good works

  8. Love your cards, Rose-Ellen. As a former SU demonstrator, I still enjoy SU stamps and am amazed how far they have come from their beginnings. Thanks for sharing.