Hello, friends! This is Yana Smakula and I am excited to bring you my monthly video tutorial for Papertrey Ink from the “In The Studio with Yana” video series. I am sharing video tutorials on the 24th of each month, you can catch previous episodes HERE.

I seem to be lacking Birthday cards in my handmade card stash so I thought it would be a good idea to create several cards to have on hand for the upcoming Spring Birthdays. I liked new Warm Regards stamp set from Papertrey Ink a lot – I especially loved that the flowers come on a branch and I always associate flowers on a branch with Spring flowers and blooming trees so I was excited to use this set for my Spring Birthday cards.

I stamped several blooming branches onto Stamper’s Select White cardstock using Cocoa Bean ink for the branch, Ripe Avocado ink for the leaves as well as Summer Sunrise and Harvest Gold for some of my flowers along with Royal Velvet and Amethyst Allure for the rest of the flowers.

The Warm Regards stamp set is a layering set and it’s a very well designed set, too. You have a branch and 3 flowers blooming on a branch. To make it easier for us stampers to align everything, the flowers and also the leaves and flower centers are grouped together, so even though there are 3 flowers that you need to stamp on the branch these aren’t 3 separate flowers, but rather one stamp that includes all 3 flowers right away so that makes it significantly easier to align everything and have great results quickly.

The flowers themselves have 3 steps to them – there’s an outline image and this one also adds beautiful detail to the petals, there’s also a solid layer that adds color to the petals and then there’s the flower center image.

The leaves are also grouped together so you are not fussing around with each individual leaf trying to figure out where it goes. The leaves are coming from behind the flowers and when stamped look as if the flowers were masked. I really like that – I’m not a fan of masking, so having an image where the masking has been done for me is always fantastic.

Once my stamping was done I cut branches out using a coordinating die. Next, I positioned my branches onto a Kraft cardstock panel (also used Soft Stone for another card) and with the help of a stamp platform tool I stamped my sentiments onto both the die cut branches and background panels.

I foam mounted the branches being careful to align the text and made sure it was easy to read. I also embellished my cards using an Aqua Shimmer pen from Tonic Studios and clear droplets to mimic morning dew.

Have fun stamping!


  • STAMPS: Warm Regards, Birthday Cheer
  • INK: Cocoa Bean, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Royal Velvet, Amethyst Allure, Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Classic Kraft, Soft Stone
  • DIES: Warm Regards
  • OTHER: Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets (Small & Medium), Tonic Deluxe Adhesive, Stamp Platform, Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Squares in Large and Small, Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen, Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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  • 1

    So interesting how you stamped the sentiment onto both the card panel and a portion of the flowers, loved the outcome.
    Great video, you do a lovely job of describing your creative process.
    Thank you I look forward to your monthly videos.

  • 2
    Donna Oates says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve got this stamp set coming and will be trying the technique you used here for sentiments. Beautiful cards ad always, Yana!

  • 3
    Kathy Mc says:

    Always eager to see Yana’s monthly video and gorgeous creations! She is so detail oriented and shares her process so well. And, yay for Lizzie’s Warm Regards beautiful Set!

  • 4
    Glennis Przymierski says:

    Very nice – love the effect!!

  • 5
    Cindy says:

    Your cards are always so gorgeous, Yana!! Love this technique, and I cannot wait to try it!

  • 6
    Donna K says:

    Beautiful cards! The technique looks complicated but you explain it so well.

  • 7
    Helen says:

    Thanks for this card design and the video tutorial. It was so helpful to see how you stamped the sentiments so that they were clearly visible even when the die cuts were raised. These cards are lovely for Spring birthdays.

  • 8
    Patt H. says:

    Beautiful card, Yana! Love this stamp set & the way you stamped the sentiment. Awesome colors also!

  • 9
    Stephanie Clapper says:

    Hi Yana! Among the many things I’ve learned by watching your video (& blog) is to give my cardmaking habits some real thought. You and other great designers are always encouraging viewers to do things, the way they would like. I purchased these beautiful stamps for the very same reasons you gave in your video. And your cards are beautiful! Thank you Yana. 🙂

  • 10

    Terrific stamp set, and love how you did the sentiment

  • 11
    see mary stamp says:

    What a beautiful project. I love the flowers in this set.

  • 12
    Katherine says:

    Hi I was watching your video. What is that booklet you used to do your stamping? Is that a paper Trey ink product? Thanks!

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