Stampin’ Up! Begin with a Dream and Perfectly Penciled Kindness Card

MikeMikeMikeMikeMIKE!!  Guess what day it is!?!  It’s….HAWWWMP DAY!

And – I am VERY excited – because one week from today, I’ll be picking Amy up at the airport and then…we’ll leave for BackStage the next day!  It’s gonna be awesome!  Can you say….ROAD TRIP!!? 😎😎😎🚙🚙🚙🚙🚙

My card today is a quick and easy one – no – REALLY.  Actually quick and actually easy.  It features the host-exclusive Begin with a Dream stamp set, some Perfectly Penciled DSP and the cool Twigs & Sprigs Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Begin with a Dream and Perfectly Penciled Kindness Card

I love this black-and-white color palette with the big, bold pop of Polished Pink.  It’s a direct result of the prompt from this week’s Paper Players challenge!

And I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.  I went down the diagonal left-to-right (Heart – Patterned Paper – Embossing).

I started by adhering a piece of Perfectly Penciled DSP to the front of a Basic Black card base using Liquid Glue.

I ran a smaller piece of Polished Pink cardstock thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine inside the Twigs & Sprigs Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Begin with a Dream and Perfectly Penciled Kindness Card

Using a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, I “painted” all of the raised embossed design on the panel just to add a little shimmer and shine.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere it to a Basic White mat and then to the front of the card base at a jaunty angle.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Begin with a Dream sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Stampin' Up! Begin with a Dream and Perfectly Penciled Kindness Card

Then I stamped the heart image over the top in Polished Pink ink.

I used the next-to-largest Stylish Shapes circle die to cut out the sentiment and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Begin with a Dream and Perfectly Penciled Kindness Card

I added a few Polished Pink 2022-2024 In Color Opal Rounds to the sentiment and the card front was done.

Yep.  Not even a bow or nuthin’! 😳😳😳

On the inside, I stamped the globe image from Begin with a Dream in stamped-off-once Polished Pink in the middle of a Basic White panel.  Over top, I stamped a second sentiment from the set in Tuxedo Black.  Then I added another of the Polished Pink 2022-2024 In Color Opal Rounds.

Stampin' Up! Begin with a Dream and Perfectly Penciled Kindness Card

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Polished Pink mat and into the Basic Black card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Begin with a Dream heart in Polished Pink on the front…

Stampin' Up! Begin with a Dream and Perfectly Penciled Kindness Card

…and more Perfectly Penciled DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Begin with a Dream and Perfectly Penciled Kindness Card

Et Voila!  You didn’t even believe me when I said quick & easy, did you!?  Fooled ya!  I like the stylized heart and the nice sentiments in the Begin with a Dream set – perfect for telling someone you appreciate all they do, yes?  And the Perfectly Penciled DSP – well.  It’s really stunning and is a perfect foil for the Twigs & Sprigs embossed Polished Pink panel, don’t you think!?

Stampin' Up! Begin with a Dream and Perfectly Penciled Kindness Card

I hope you like!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Polished Pink Cardstock: 3 1/4″ x 4″ (embossed panel on front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner);

Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for embossed front panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Next-to-Largest Stylish Shapes Circle die cut (sentiment)

Perfectly Penciled DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front);  2 1/2″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

Look #1:  I think we need to talk, Mom.

Look #2:  Oh no you didn’t!



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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Begin with a Dream and Perfectly Penciled Kindness Card

  1. Black and pink? Why, yes, you have my heart! along with the Man of many faces! Have a blessed day and enjoy your time with Amy. DO NOT get into trouble and do not go past the gelato store but do collect some good stuff at Back Stage ‘-)

    • stampsnlingers

      I feel pretty sure that if we run into a gelato store, we will NOT pass it by! Nor the beignet stop! 🙂 Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card! Love the clean design and the colors are perfect! Can’t wait for next week! Yay for a road trip!! 😀 Looking forward to seeing Finn in real life too! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Right?!? It’s going to be epic!! 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Pretty card. LOve the BW with the pop of pink.
    What an expressive face. He certainly knows how to get his point across!

  4. Susan K

    Love the CAS card. Very pretty. (But I miss your gorgeous layers and bows…next time!) TFS. Finn has he glamor poses down pat!

    • stampsnlingers

      The layers SHALL return, I have ZERO doubt! Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  5. A gorgeous elegant card with lots of lovely subtle design features! Love the colour and what a good idea to ‘wink’ the raised embossing too. Thank you for coming to play with us at Tic Tac Toe! Vicky x

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Vicky – appreciate you stopping by!! 🙂

  6. Love your perfectly pink creation, it’s such a great color to pair with black and white for a fun card! Hope you have the best time at BackStage and I had to giggle at Finn’s expressions–how I miss my puppers giving me eye mail! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – they leave us way too soon. It’s their only fault!! Thank you so much, Christy – I love pops of pink with Black and White! 🙂

  7. Anne Marie Hile

    Beautiful Mary! Love the embossed texture and the pattern in the background is a wonderful touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week and playing along with my color challenge over at The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Anne Marie! Appreciate you – and it was a fun color challenge, for sure! 🙂

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