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~You can join the Basic CLUB and get a Tutorial with your $50 minimum order.  Remember to choose your FREE Sale-a-bration product!
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Metallic Ribbon Birthday Card

This Ribbon Birthday card uses the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo that is a Sale-a-bration product.  It also uses the NEW Big on Birthdays stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Because the Ribbon is gold and silver you can use a variety of color combinations to make your own version of this card.
Ribbon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer  #142877
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Embossing:  Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Heat Tool  #129053
Other:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack #143601 (Sale-a-bration product-FREE with $50 purchase until March 31, 2017)
Paper Snips/fussy cutting scissors
SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Island Indigo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  If desired, cut a piece the same size to put inside the card and attach it now.
3.  Ribbon.  Cut three 6-1/2″ – 7-1/2″ strips of ribbon.  I cut one silver and two gold.  Use any combination or just one color.
~Put SNAIL on the back of the ribbon just running it along the whole length.  Attach it where desired.
4.  Rub you Embossing Buddy on your Island Indigo card stock that you will stamp on.  Stamp your birthday words in Versamark ink on Island Indigo card stock.  Dump Gold embossing powder on it, then remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Fussy cut around the edges with your scissors.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Attach your card front to your card base with SNAIL or Fast Fuse.

Let’s keep making Birthday cards so we will have them when we need to send them to family and friends this year.

Sweet Flower Card

This Sweet Flower card is pretty quick to make.  Choose 2 coordinating colors of card stock and make your own version.  The pretty flower embellishment adds just the right amount of bling.
Sweet Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Big Shot:  Window Box Thinlit #142762
Cupcake Cutouts Framelits #141474
Other:  Falling in Love embellishment #142791
Tombow Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  With your Big Shot cut out the large Window Box flower Thinlit in the center of your card front.
3.  Attach your card front to your card base with Fast Fuse.
4.  Cut your “Sweet” and the Cupcake Cutouts curlique from Rich Razzleberry card stock.  Attach with glue to your card front.
5.  Attach your Flower embellishment with 2 Glue Dots.
6.  If desired cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attach to the inside to write on.

Enjoy the fun cutouts in the Window Box Thinlits and Cupcake Cutouts.

Valentine Nuggets Treat

This Hershey Nuggets Valentine Treat is pretty quick and easy to make-especially if you are doing multiples.  Have fun!
Hershey Nugget Valentine TreatSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144705:  Sealed with Love  Photopolymer stamps + Love Notes Framelits
*Stamps:  Sealed with Love Photopolymer #142815
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6)  #142733
Big Shot:  *Love Notes Framelits #142752
Other:  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags #141703
Glue Dots
Hershey Nuggets in your favorite flavor from your local store

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp the overlapping Hearts in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp one of the small sayings under the Hearts.  Cut out with the squarish Framelit and line up the  wavy top part with the top of your hearts.  Cut out with your Big Shot.  Sponge around the white edges with Real Red ink if desired.
2.  Find the small envelope Framelit and cut it out of Whisper White card stock.  Put together with a Glue Dot.  If desired, stamp a Heart or other small image in the upper front corner.  People will see it when they pull the envelope off the cellophane bag.  Insert the Overlapping Hearts note in the envelope.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 3″ x 6″.  Cut six 1″ x 3″ pieces of patterned paper.  Attach to Hershey Nuggets with Glue Dots.
4.  Put Hershey Nuggets in 2″ x 8″ cellophane bag.  Tie closed with Red Ribbon.  Attach Envelope and Love Note with 2-3 Glue Dots.
5.  Give to someone special.

Have fun giving Valentine Treats to your friends and neighbors!

Baby Bear Card

I made this Baby Bear Card to celebrate the birth of a new grandson born the day after Christmas.  This cute bear that looks so soft and fuzzy is done entirely with stamps and three colors of ink.  Make a pink version for a girl using Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, and Melon Mambo inks and card stock.
Baby Teddy Bear CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Baby Bear  Photopolymer #141859
Inks:  Sahara Sand
Crumb Cake
Tip Top Taupe
Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Other:  Scissors
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White at 3-1/8″ x 3-3/8″.
2.  Stamp you Bear on the Whisper White making sure the widest sides are at the top and bottom.
3.  The Bear stamps are numbered on the plastic sheet they are attached to.  Look through the inked stamps to line up the Bear parts.
~Stamp Bear part 1 in Sahara Sand ink.  Most solid stamp,
~Stamp Bear part 2 in Crumb Cake ink.  Medium solid stamp.
~Stamp Bear part 3 in Tip Top Taupe ink.  Less solid stamp.
On a scrap of Whisper White stamp the Bow.
~most solid in Soft Sky ink
~Least solid in Marina Mist ink.
~Cut out the bow with scissors and attach to the Bear with Glue Dots.
4.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
5.  Cut your Soft Sky card stock at 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.  Attach under stamped Bear with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  Attach the layered Bear to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on the card base with Night of Navy ink.

Enjoy making a pink version for a Baby Girl!

Happy Birthday Candle Card

This Flower Birthday Candle card uses the Candle Punch and two layers of card stock to make a multi-colored candle.  The flowers are colored with markers.  So choose your birthday person’s favorite two colors to make your version of this card.
Flower Birthday Candle CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
Markers:  Daffodil Delight
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Whisper White
So Saffron
Watermelon Wonder
Punch:  Candle Border #142764
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch your Candle Border along one of the 5-1/2″ edges starting in the center, then punch each edge.  Use your Paper Trimmer to cut 1/4″ off each 4″ side to just above the candles.  Use scissors to cut the off the 1/4″ section off above the candle at the edge. You can cut at an angle if you want to.
3.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Watermelon Wonder ink.  Color the flowers with Daffodil Delight Marker and the leaves and stems with Old Olive Marker.
4.  Cut a 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of both Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron.  Attach under the candles.  I just ran SNAIL along the bottom edge and over the candles, using my fingers to move the SNAIL from the open parts of the candles.  Add the Watermelon Wonder card stock strip along the bottom edge so it shows through the candle cut outs.  Line up the So Saffron strip so it touches the Watermelon Wonder strip.  Make sure there is enough adhesive to attach the top.
5.  Attach the card front to the card base with SNAIL.

Have fun making this Birthday Card in a variety of colors.

 

Love Card with Wooden Accents

This fun LOVE card can be used for any LOVE Occasion such as Valentine’s Day, Wedding, Anniversary or just to say I Love You anytime.  It is a quick card to make with just a little stamping and glueing on the wooden embellishments.  This card is perfect for guys and others who love wood.
Every Friday now through Valentine’s Day will feature either a card or something else you can use for Valentine’s Day or other LOVE Occasions.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Double Talk Photopolymer #142908
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Watermelon Wonder
Real Red
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Embellishments:  Sending Love Wood Embellishments #142735
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp:
~Block Love Banner stamp in Watermelon Wonder ink
~Block Love stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink inside the open LOVE in the Banner.
~Delicate Line Love stamp in Real Red centered inside the Flirty Flamingo Block Love.
3.  Choose and lay out the wood embellishments you want.  Attach them with the adhesive of your choice.  You are done!

Have fun making Valentines for your family and friends!

Join THE CLUB

Would you like a FREE Tutorial for ordering Stampin’ Up! products each month-especially during Sale-a-bration?

January’s Host Code is: ATCH3NZ4 and is good for January 1-10th.

Then join THE CLUB!  There are three choices.

1. BASIC CLUB (US only)

~Place an order of at least $50 by the 10th of each month (January, February, and March 2017) using the Host Code.
~If your order is $150 or more please do NOT use the Host Code and choose your FREE Stampin’ Rewards products!  (Stampin’ Rewards include Exclusive products AND everything in the current catalogs!)
~Your Tutorial will be emailed to you on the 11th of each month.
~Fill out the Email Form on the linked page.  Then place your order before the 10th.

SIGN UP NOW!

 

2. CLUB + Card Kit (US only)

~$10 a month for the Card Kit to be mailed to your home.
~You will pay the $10 a month January, February, and March.
~Place an order of at least $50 by the 10th of each month (January, February, and March 2017) using the Host Code.
~If your order is $150 or more please do NOT use the Host Code and choose your FREE Stampin’ Rewards products!  (Stampin’ Rewards include Exclusive products AND everything in the current catalogs!)
~Your Tutorial will be emailed to you on the 11th of each month.
~The Card Kit. Supplies to make 2 cards are included along with 2 Envelopes.
~Your Card Kits will be mailed on the following dates.
-January 30th since I will be away from home most of January.
-February 27th
-March 27th
~I will email you a tracking number if I can.
~You will be taken first to PayPal, then to the page to fill out your email information.  Place your order before the 10th.




3. CLUB Tutorial Only (Worldwide)

~$10 a month for January, February, March 2017.
~No product purchase required.  Perfect for those outside the United States or who have their own Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
~1st of month email with supply list.
~Your Tutorial will be emailed to you on the 11th of each month.
~You will be taken to PayPal first.  Then fill out the email form at the BOTTOM of the page so you will only get two emails a month instead of four.




Thank your for joining THE CLUB!
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Watercolored Flowers Card

You can now order from the NEW 2017 Occasions Catalog and earn 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product for every $50 of products you buy!  The Flowered paper is one of the Sale-a-braton choices.  I colored it with the NEW Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.
Watercolored Flower card

SUPPLIES:
Watercolor Pencils #141709
Inside the Lines Paper #143830 (Sale-a-bration Product)
Watermelon Wonder card base
Aqua Painter #103954
Tear & Tape
Bone Folder

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Decide which way you want your flower patter to go and cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Color with your Watercolor Pencils:
~Flower Petals-Real Red.  Color darker by the center and where the petals meet.
~Flower Centers-Daffodil Delight.  Add a little Early Espresso in the very center.
~Large Leaves and stems-Old Olive
~Small Leaves-Old Olive and Daffodil Delight
~Bee & wings-Daffodil Delight (I didn’t use the Aqua Painter here.
4.  Gently color each item except the bee using your Aqua Painter.  Make sure your brush tip is wet, but do NOT squeeze more water out as you paint as this paper does warp and wrinkle more with more water used.  Clean the brush tip before you move onto a different color.
5.  Let dry.  It does dry pretty quickly, but I did not time how long it took.
6.  Now go back and add some shading to the flower petals and large leaves.  I did use the Aqua Painter on the leaves, but not on the flowers this second time.
7.  Let dry again.
8.  Flatten out your paper with your Bone Folder.  Add Tear & Tape around all four sides.  Center your paper and use your Bone Folder to help it lay flat on your card base.
9.  You can add a greeting if you want, but I liked mine without one.

Happy Watercoloring!

Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Information

The FUN begins tomorrow!  You will be able to order from the NEW 2017 Occasions Catalog!  For every $50 in merchandise you buy you will get to choose 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product!  There are NO LIMITS!  (except your budget)  I will post both catalogs on my Current Catalogs page tomorrow per Stampin’ Up! rules.  NOTE:  Online Ordering begins about 3am Utah time tomorrow!

There are THREE ways to enjoy Sale-a-bration.

SHOP!

Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  It is also the perfect time to replenish your card stock and adhesives AND get something FREE!  Go to My Online Store tomorrow morning to get those items on your Wish List!

HOST!

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!  Contact Me today to schedule your Party with your friends.
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JOIN!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  Contact Me today to join!  I will answer any questions you may have.  You can also go HERE for more information.  You can Sign Up HERE.  This option is also great if your Wish List/Order is over $100 and/or you want a 20% discount on everything you buy.
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Happy Sale-a-bration!

Sneek Peek: Lacy Kindred Spirits Card

This Lacy Card features the the Delicate Details Sale-a-bration stamp set and the NEW Lace Doily!
Lacy Kindred Spirits CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Delicate Doilies Photopolymer #143314  (FREE with $50 purchase)
First Sight  Clear #140688 (I have the wood #140685, but it is apparently no longer available in wood mount.)
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Blushing Bride
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372 available around January 16, 2017
Doily:  Lace Doilies #142793
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Line up your Lace stamps where you want on the card front with the flat side up.  Gently place your Clear Block H on top of the stamps.  Now ink up the stamps with Melon Mambo ink and line up the stamp on the the front of your card and stamp.  Hold the card base onto the stamp and flip it over.  Run a clear block over the back of the entire card front being careful to rub all the corners.  (You can see I missed part of the upper left corner.)  Remove card base from stamps.  (You can stamp each lace strip separately if you want.  But it quicker stamping all the stamps at once and they are all lined up correctly.)
3.  Stamp the leafy small backgroud stamp from First Sight stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Stitched Shapes Oval/  Stamp Kindred Spirits in Melon Mambo ink in the center of your Oval.
4.  Glue your Lace Doily to the center of your card front.
5.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach your Stitched Shapes Oval to your card front.  Your card is finished!
6.  You can use any of the stamps to decorate your envelope.  This will make the receiver excited to see what is inside.  It will also give the mailmen and women something to look at besides plain white envelopes.

Happy Card Making!

Flower Thank You Card

We do need to make Thank You cards for all the Christmas gifts we received.  This one is quick and easy and uses just 3 individual stamps and 1 ink color directly on your card base.  So choose your colors and get started making those Thank You notes!
Flower Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  So Very Much  Wood #143340, Clear #143343 (Sale-a-bration item FREE with $50 purchase)
Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Thank You in the center of your card.  Add the small part of the greeting underneath the Thank You.
3.  Stamp the large flower border starting at the upper left corner.  Stamp three more times working around the card.  You are finished.

Happy Card Making!

Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek: Pretty Pocket Card Kit

The Pretty Pocket Card Kit is one of the Sale-a-bration items you can choose when you spend $50 in merchandise.  Here are two things you can do with it.  The So Saffron Yellow one is made with parts included in the Kit.  The Pool Party one is made using stamps to decorate it.
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Pretty Pocket Card Kit #143832  (all pieces have adhesive)
1.  Remove the adhesive backing on the Pocket Card.  Line up edges and seal closed.
2.  Decorate the lined insert by choosing a self-adhesive greeting and flower and put them where shown.
3.  Tie some Baker’s Twine around the card outside.  You are finished!

Pocket Card-OpenPOOL PARTY CARD:
Pretty Pocket Card Kit #143832  (all pieces have adhesive)
Stamps:  Window Shopping
Big on Birthdays
Delicate Details  Photopolymer # (Sale-a-bration item)
Ink:  Island Indigo

POOL PARTY CARD INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp Lace from Delicate Details across the card bottom with Island Indigo ink.  You might want to mask the side with a sticky note to prevent the Lace stamping on the back of your Pocket Card.
2.  Stamp the Lined Insert with Island Indigo ink”
~Thinking of you from Window Shopping stamp set
~Bow from Big on Birthdays stamp set
3.  Write your message on the Insert lines provided.  Put the insert in the card and envelope and give to the person intended.

Happy Sale-a-bration!

Sneak Peek: Window Shopping Hexagon Box

This fun Hexabon Window Box Thinlit and stamp set will be available on January 4, 2017 in the NEW Occasions Catalog.  It is simple to make and decorate.  AND it has tabs to hold it closed!!  There are LOTS of options for dressing it up!  Sale-a-bration also starts on January 4th so if you buy the Window Shopping Bundle you can choose 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product!
Hexagon Window BoxSUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Window Shopping stamp set + Window Box Thinlits  Wood #144742, Clear #144743 (Bundle pricing only available until May 31, 2017)
Stamps:  *Window Shopping  Wood #142920, Clear #143265
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock: Sweet Sugarplum
Big Shot:  *Window Box Thinlits #142762
Adhesive:  Tear & Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card stock into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Use your Window Box Thinlit to cut out each piece.  Make sure and line up the Thinlit so the outside Tab cutting lines hang just over the edge of the card stock.
2.  Stamp box top and sides.
Piece 1-Box Top
~Stamp the words with the 3 side  pieces above the box top.
~Stamp the sides with the image upside-down.
Piece 2-Box Bottom
~Leave the box bottom blank.
~Have the sides closest to you and stamp the images right side up (opposite direction you stamped Piece 1).
3.  Cut the two side tabs off Piece 1.  Add Tear & Tape to all side and bottom tabs.  Put NO Tape on any of the upper box tabs!!  Start by attaching one side Tab to a side where you cut off the tab.  Move around attaching the Box Bottom and sides until you have formed the Hexagon Box shape.  There will be tabs around the top of the box and the box lid.  DO NOT put tape on these tabs!
4.  Fill up the inside of the box and close the tabs.  Your box is finished.

I will show you more variations of this box later.  So come back for more.

Happy Window Box Making!

Merry Christmas

I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Joyful Nativity  Photopolymer #141565
Christmas Pines  Photopolymer #142049
Inks:  Real Red
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits  #141706
Bunches of Banners Framelits #141488
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 4″.  Round the top by using the largest Oval Framelit to round each top corner one at a time.  Put the part that will do the cutting on top and the other half underneath the card stock.  Run through your Big Shot.
3.  Stamp the Greeting you want in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Banner Framelit shape shown.  Be aware that it will cut around the open edge, so position your sentiment acccordingly.
4.  Lay out both pieces.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Merry Christmas!

Festive Star Christmas Card

This is a quick and easy Festive Star Christmas card to make.  Enjoy!
Festive Star Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Festive Season  Photopolymer #142071
Star of Light Photopolymer #142110
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon
VersaMark
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Silver Foil Sheet #132178
Big Shot:  Star Framelits #133723
Embossing:  Gold Embossing Powder  #109129
Heat Tool  #129053
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp the two word sets in Delightful Dijon ink in the corners as shown.
3.  Stamp the star in Crushed Curry ink all over the front.  You can stamp over the words and off the sides.
4.  Stamp the Star in VersaMark ink on the Silver Foil Sheet.  Add the Embossing Powder, removing the excess.  Melt the Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool.
5.  Let the Star cool while you get out your Star Framelits.  Choose the size Star you want and cut out your Embossed Star.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Star back and attach to the center of your card.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Color Inside the Lines with Watercolor Pencils

Here is a sneak peek using NEW products from both the 2017 Occasions Catalog and the 2017 Sale-a-bration Catalog.  Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper is great for coloring using the NEW Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.  The Catalog pdfs will be posted on my blog on January 4, 2017 per Stampin’ Up! Rules.
Color Inside the Lines with Watercolor PencilsSUPPLIES:
*=2017 Occasions Catalog January 4-May 31, 2017
**=2017 Sale-a-bration Catalog January 4-March 31, 2017
*Watercolor Pencils  #141709
**Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper #143830
Aqua Painter #103594
Old Olive card stock
Tear & Tape Adhesive #138995

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Inside the Lines paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Make sure the design is going the direction you want for your Landscape or Portrait card.
2.  Use the Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils to color the leaves.  Choose any colors you want depending on the paper you chose.
~Large Dark Green Leaves:  Old Olive Watercolor Pencil.  Color really dark around the edges of each leaf.  Color the center of each leaf so there is very little white paper showing through.  Color the center vein Daffodil Delight.
~Rest of Leaves:  Color with both the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils in varying shades of the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  Some I colored with the Daffodil first, others with the Old Olive first, then layered the other color on top.
~Tree Trunks:  Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil
3.  Color each leaf and tree trunk with your Aqua Painter using just the wet brush tip without squeezing much while you are coloring.  Clean your brush tip when changing to a different color.
NOTE:  You can use a Blender Pen instead of the Aqua Painter.  You can also just leave the Watercolor Pencil coloring alone without doing anything to it.
4.  Let dry.
5.  Straighten out the paper with your Bone Folder.
6.  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
7.  Put Tear & Tape on the back of your watercolored paper.  Attach paper to card base.

Happy Watercoloring!

Christmas Gift Bags

You can use the premade Kraft Tag a Bags or the Cellophane Bags for your gifts and treats.  Check out the packaging that is currently available HERE.  Here are a couple of ideas to get you started.

Christmas Tag a BagChristams Tag a Bag:  Just choose a stamp and die cut plus either some ribbon or Washi Tape to hold it closed.

Christmas Card Gift BagChristmas Cellophane Gift Bag with Handmade Cards:  Decorate your cellophane bag and fill with some of the cards you have made.  A great way to make room for all the NEW cards you will be making next year!

Merry Christmas Gift Giving!

Stocking Stuffer ideas

Here are four ideas for Stocking Stuffers I made a couple of years ago.  Update them with current papers, stamps, and Framelits.  Click on the links for supplies and instructions.

mini-treat-bag-pics_2-001Christmas Mini Treat Bags: Perfect for gift cards and small gifts.

Punch Art Santa on Candy BarPunch Art Santa Candy Bar Wrapper:  Use older punches if you have them or use the Layering Circles and Layering Ovals Framelits

Grid Kraft JournalMonogramed Journal: choose any journal.  Cover with card stock or patterned paper.  Decorate with Washi Tape.  Make a Tag and stamp with the letter of their name.

Merry Christmas!

 

 

Christmas Gift Bag Punch Board Packaging Ideas

Here are some Christmas packaging ideas using your Gift Bag Punch Board.  These ideas come from earlier blog posts and the original instructions use Fancy Favor Big Shot Die or the Fry Box Big Shot Die.  Adapt these ideas for your Christmas Packaging this year.

Christmas Fancy Favor & RosetteChristmas Fancy Favor

Fancy Favor ChristmasA Fancy Favor Christmas

Santa Claus Fry BoxElf Fry BoxSnowman Tag or OrnamentSanta, Elf, and Snowman Boxes

Watch this Video for instructions on using the Gift Bag Punch Board.

Happy Christmas Gifting this year!