Sweetest Gift 2 – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #625

Hey There,

Here is card number two using the Stampin’ Up! Sweetest Gift stamp set.  This time I paired it up with the Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree stamp set to create this whimsical scene.  You can check out the full tutorial for this project below.

But, before I start my project I want to say a Big, Huge, Humungous THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to my Incredible Customers and to my super wonderful Stampin’ Up! Down Line.  You see I achieved the Stampin’ Up! Founder’s Circle for the 3rd time this year, WHOOHOOOO!!!

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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Sweetest Gift (item #130583 wood or 130586 clear) and Lovely As A Tree (item #128655 Wood or 127793 Clear)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Brushed Gold and Marina Mist

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Basic Black and Whisper White Craft

Accessories: Stampin’ Up!  Sponges, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Brayer, Whisper White ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Gold Marker, Basic Black and Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Markers, White Gel Pen, Modern Label Punch

Started with a 3.5″ x 4.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock and brayered Marina Mist at the top of it.

Brayered Midnight Muse ink at the top of the card stock, not covering the Marina Mist ink entirely.

Stamped the stork using Whisper White Craft ink.

Punched a 2.5″ circle from scrap paper and used it as a mask to create my moon.  Sponged Whisper White craft ink in the open circle space.


Added Gold Marker to the edges of the wings, beak and legs of the stork.  Dotted the stork’s eye with a Basic Black marker.

Colored in the stork using a White Gel Pen.

Stamped the Lovely as a Tree stamp using Midnight Muse ink and then lower with Basic Black ink.


Added a shadow on the stork  and bundle using a Sahara Sand marker.  The shadow goes at the edge of the wings, at the bottom of the bird, left side of the head and the left side of the bundle.

Heated the bird and moon with a heat tool to dry them so they don’t smear.

Stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and then punched it out using the Modern Label Punch.

Sponged Midnight Muse ink around the edges of the main image panel.

Added a Marina Mist card base, Whisper White and Brushed gold panels, Whisper White ribbon knotted and Vintage Trinkets.

Here is the finished card measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″.

May your day be filled with wonder and surprise.

Until my next post. . . . . .

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3 responses to “Sweetest Gift 2 – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #625

  1. Maria A. Rodriguez

    Michelle, first of all, let me send BIG, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS for your award, you must feel incredibly happy and proud.
    Now, about this card…..I absolutely love this little, whimsical scene. I love Lovely as a Tree, it’s one of my absolutely favorite stamp sets and the way you used it here really blows me away. I keep saying that I’m going to get a brayer so I can start practicing but I haven’t done that yet. The look of using the brayer and the look of using a sponge is so different, I like them both but the cards you’ve made with a brayer are so stunning that I must truly give this a try.
    Thank you so much for sharing your cards and your techniques with us and for making this fantastic tutorials, they are great learning tools.

  2. Marita Kovalik

    How appropro, Michelle!!! Just in time to commemorate today’s arrival of the new little Royal!!! Very fun card! Love all your cards!

  3. Your cards are so wonderful. And the instructions are perfect. That’s why I also tried the same yesterday. I think it is well done.
    Thanks for the great tutorial.

    Waltraud from Germany