Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

I have been wanting to make a Four Seasons card with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  I got this Thoughtful Branches Bundle idea from Daniela Astor.  As usual I tweaked it and made it my own.  It took me about 1 hour to make this card, but it can be displayed all year long.  Yes, it fits in a medium Stampin’ Up! envelope so you can mail it!
Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

This Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only available until August 31, 2016 so get yours now!  If you buy it from me I will email you a FREE document with lots of ideas I have gleaned from the web.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits  #144328
Stamps:  Date It Photopolymer #141563
Ink:  Memento Black
Garden Green
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Soft Sky
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Always Artichoke
Delightful Dijon
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits from Bundle
Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Marina Mist card base:  4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 2-1/2″ and 5-1/2″.
~Soft Sky:  2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring, 2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.
~Soft Suede and Early Espresso card stock:  Cut two full trees each
~Tree Leaves:  Cut one each: Emerald Envy, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze.
~Small individual Leaves:  Cut one each in Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon
~Stamp and Cut.  Stamp Tree Leaves on Whisper White Twice – once in Garden Green ink and once in Daffodil Delight ink.  Cut out with the Tree Leave Framlit.
~Cut 7 apples from Real Red card stock.
2.  Stamp your Season names on the Soft Sky card stock about 1/4″ from the bottom (or top).  It is easy to center your stamping with the Photopolymer stamps.
-2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring,
~2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer,
~4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.  Lay out your Autumn Tree with the 3 Tree Leaves and stamp Autumn in the center under the tree.  Stamp Winter centered in the small space left.  Put your Winter side in the Softly Falling embossing Folder with the Autumn side sticking out and run through your Big Shot.  It does not matter if part of the snow is on the Autumn part of the card stock.
3.  Attach your Soft Sky pieces to your card base in the coordinating sections.
4.  Spring.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Spring section not adding glue to about 1/2″ on each side of the branches so you do not glue the card open.  😉  Attach the Garden Green stamped and cut Tree Leaves.  Cut 5 “flowers” from the Daffodil Delight Stamped and cut Tree leaves.  Glue The Tree Leaves on not adding glue to the 1/2″ on each side.
5.  Summer.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Summer section centering the trunk and not gluing about 1/4″ on each side of the branches.  Attach the Emerald Envy Tree Leaves making sure the right side is just to the left of the fold line.  Bend the card between Spring and Summer and trim off the right side of the Summer branches and Emerald Envy Tree Leaves so the fold line shows.  Now lay the card flat with the Spring Tree Leaves overlapping the Summer Tree Leaves.  Trim more if necessary to have your card lay flat.
6.  Autumn.  Glue your Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, and Cajun Craze Tree Leaves together as shown.  Glue to Early Espresso Tree.  Now Glue so the Left side of the Tree Leaves almost touch the fold on the left by Summer.  Add extra single leaves beside Autumn if desired.
7.  Winter.  Trim your last Early Espresso Tree to fit in the space left beside Autumn.  Glue on.

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Enjoy making your own Thoughtful Branches Bundle Four Seasons Card!

Happy Wedding Card in Red and Silver

A friend of mine was married earlier this month so I used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit to make her a Wedding card.
Tiffany's Bloomin' Heart Wedding CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings  Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits  #140621
Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707
Punch:  Decorative Label  #120907
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
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 Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit from Silver Glimmer Paper.  It will cut best if you put the Thinlit on the White side of the Glimmer Paper.  You can also cut five small hearts using the Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelits.  (NOTE: I used a retired punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack.)  Glue the Hearts onto your card front.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a Real Red Enamel Shapes Heart if desired.
4.  If desired, add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ insert in the center of the card to write on.

Enjoy making cards with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.

Thoughtful Branches Flower Birthday Card

This fun Flower Birthday Card is made with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle which is only available until August 31, 2016.  Enjoy making a variety of cards with this Bundle.
Thoughtful Branches Flower Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches #144328 (available until Aug 31, 2016)
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings   Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
So Saffron
Garden Green
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

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 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp your Flower with Crushed Curry ink on So Saffron card stock paying attention where the tab is.  Now cut it out with the coordinating Thinlit matching the tab with where the stamp tab.  Cut out the stem and leaves from Garden Green card stock.
4.  Lay out Flower and Stem with leaves on your card front in the desired position.  Glue to card front.
5.  Cut your So Saffron Banner at 1-1/4″ x 4″ or so.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Garden Green ink.  Cut your Banner notches with the Banner Triple Punch centering the Banner in the punch.  (Note:  you can cut the Banner piece at 1″ to make it easier to punch.)  Add to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy the versatility of the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

 

Happy Anniversary in Gold & Silver

This week is my parent’s anniversary so here is the Timeless Love card I made for them.
Gold  Silver Anniversary CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Timeless Love   Wood #138772, Clear #139408
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White to stamp on
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Big Shot:  Happy Hearts embossing folder #137364
Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Embellishments:  Metallic Doilies  #138392
Gold Sequin Trim #132983
Brights Enamel Shapes #141680
Rhinestones Basics
Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Tools:  Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

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.  Cut your Gold Foil at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Rub your Whisper White card stock with your Embossing Buddy.  Stamp your “Happy Anniversary” in VersaMark ink on the Whisper White card stock.  Add Gold Embossing Powder to the VersaMark stamped sentiment.  Pour off excess Embossing Powder.  Melt the embossing powder sentiment with your Heat Tool.  Let the embossed sentiment cool for a few seconds.  Cut out with the Layering Oval of your choice.
4.  Attach sentiment to Silver Metallic Doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add some Gold Sequin Trim to the bottom of your Oval with 3 Glue Dots.  Add two Real Red Enamel Shapes Hearts beside the Happy.  Attach the layered sentiment and Doily to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy making an Anniversary Card for someone special.

Layering Square Framelits

The Layering Square Framelits are going to make it very easy to add layers to our cards and projects!  Here is information on the sizes of Layering Squares Framelits.

I have labeled my Framelits by Letters according to the placement on the sheet they came on.  I have numbered the Framelits in each Lettered group starting with 1 as the largest and counting my way down to the smallest.  I also traced around the outside edge of each Framelit so I would know which was missing.  😉
Layering Square FramelitsA has 5 Scallop Square Framelits
B has 4 Straight Square Framelits
C has 5 Straight Square Framelits
D has 4 Scallop Square Frameilts + 1 Straight Square Framelit

BY MEASUREMENT
SCALLOP
*3” = A1
*2-3/4” = D1
*2-1/2” = A2
*2-1/4” = D2
*2” = A3
*1-3/4” = D3
*1-1/2” = A4
*1-1/4” = D4
*1” = A5

STRAIGHT
2-7/8” = C1
2-5/8” = B1
2-3/8” = C2
2-1/8” = B2
1-7/8” = C3
1-5/8” = B3
1-3/8” = C4
1-1/8” = B4
7/8” = C5
3/4″ = D5

I also made Templates and kept the die cuts to help me decide which Layering Square Framelits I want to use for a project.  I am storing the die cuts in a Translucent Envelope.
Layering Square Framelits Template ALayering Squares Framelits Template BLayering Squares Framelits Template CLayering Square Framelits Template DHave fun using different combinations of these Layering Square Framelits to add a variety of layers to your projects!

 

Oh Happy Day in Navy & White

This card uses the Floral Phrases stamp set for the stamped border and the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper for  the center of the card.  I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set with the Classic Label Punch for the sentiment.  This card takes a little bit more time, but gives a WOW!
Navy & White Floral Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Floral Phrases  Wood #141764, Clear #141767
Thoughtful Banners  Photopolymer #141614
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White for your card base
Night of Navy
Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663
Punch:  Classic Label  #141491
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp your Floral Phrases border stamps 1/2″ from both the top and bottom edges in Night of Navy ink.
4.  Cut your Floral Boutique paper at 2-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  Center it between your stamped border and attach.  Attach your card front to your card base.
5.  Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock in Night of Navy ink.  Also stamp the border around your words in Night of Navy ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensional halves.

Enjoy the monochromatic look of Navy and White with the Floral Boutique paper combined with the Floral Phrases stamp set.

Fresh Fruit Card

This card uses the Fresh Fruit stamp set.  It is another quick and easy card.
Fresh Fruit Peach Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Fresh Fruit Photopolymer #141770
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach
Calypso Coral
Wild Wasabi
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Peekaboo Peach
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Peekabook Peach 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 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp:
~Peaches with Peekaboo Peach ink.  Roll the outside edge of the Peach stamp on your Calypso Coral ink pad, then stamp.
~Leaves in Wild Wasabi ink
~Love you More in Memento Black ink.
~Leaf Swirls in Wild Wasabi ink.
4.  Attach your stamped card front to your card base with either Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesive.

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Enjoy sharing the Fresh Fruits of summer on your cards with this fun stamp set.

Blooms & Wishes Card

This quick and easy card uses the Blooms & Wishes stamp set.  Choose ink colors for your flowers and make your own card.
Blooms & Wishes Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Blooms & Wishes  Photopolymer #141784
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
Watermelon Wonder
Real Red
Emerald Envy
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Watermelon Wonder
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder 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 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp:
~Large flowers in Flirty Flamingo ink
~Flower centers in Watermelon Wonder ink.
~Small flowers in Real Red ink.
~Words in Emerald Envy ink.
Wahoo!!  You are finished!!

Blooms & Wishes stamp set

I hope you enjoy using a variety of colors with the Blooms & Wishes stamp set!

Pun Intended-You Light Up My Life Card

This is another quick and easy card using the Pun Intended Hostess Stamp set.  Give this card to let someone know they “Light up your Life”!

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  *Pun Intended Hostess Set  #141804
Ink:  Memento Black
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Tools:  Stamping Sponge wedge

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 your lights in Memento Black ink on your card front.
3.  Stamp your words in Memento Black ink.  (Looks like I should have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get it straight.)
4.  Ink up a sponge wedge on your Daffodil Delight ink pad.  Rub in circles around each light bulb so it looks like light is shining from the light bulbs.  Rinse out your sponge, let dry, and use another time with any color of ink.

Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Pun Intended Card.

*You can choose it for FREE if your order is $150 or more.  OR get some friends together for an Online Party and combine your orders to make up the $150.  Ask me how.

Quick & Easy Floral Phrases Card in Watermelon Wonder

This Floral Phrases stamped card is quick and easy.  Choose your ink color and get your Stamp-a-ma-jig to make this card in less than 5 minutes!
Quick & easy Floral Phases Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Floral Phrases  Wood #142354, Clear #142355
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder OR your choice
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White OR your choice
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig  #101049
Accents:  Brights Enamel Shapes  #141680

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.  Watch this Video to learn how to use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to get your stamps positioned perfectly.  Stamp your border twice and the floral image in the center.
3.  Add two enamel shapes.  You are done except for writing on the inside.

Floral Phrases Wood Mount Bundle   Floral Phrases Clear Mount Bundle

I hope you enjoy making this super-quick Floral Phrases Card.

Thoughtful Branches Card

The Thoughtful Branches Bundle is available ONLY from August 2-31, 2016.  This Limited-Time stamp sets and Thinlits Bundle is versatile and can be used in a variety of ways.
Thoughtful Branches Tree CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer stamps (#143539) + Beautiful Branches Thinlits (#143538), Bundle #144328  (Available only August 2-31, 2016)
Ink:  Emerald Envy
Card Stock:  Soft Sky
Cucumber Crush
Crumb Cake
Tools:  Fringe Scissors
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sky card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut out with your Big Shot using either Sandwich 1 or Sandwich 2:
~For more details on Big Shot Sandwiches Watch this Video.
~Leaves:  Stamp in Emerald Envy ink on Cucumber Crush card stock with the tab pointing up.  Now cut out with the coordinating Leaves Thinlit having the tab pointing the same way.  You will see leaves all around the edge when you are lining up the Thinlit with the stamped image.
~Cut the Tree with Branches out of Crumb Cake Card stock.
3.  Glue your Tree Trunk to your card base using small dots of glue behind the branches and a thin line on the larger trunk and branches.  I left about 1/4″-1/2″ from the bottom.
4.  Cut several Stampin’ Dimensionals into 4 pieces each.  Attach behind the larger Leaves die cut.  Attach to your Tree.
5.  Cut some Emerald Envy card stock at 3/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Cut with your Fringe Scissors leaving about 1/4″ at the bottom so you can attach it.  I drew a pencil line on the back to help me.  OR you can put a strip of Tear & Tape on the back lower edge and cut down to the top of the Tape.  Attach to the bottom of your card front.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Emerald Envy ink to the upper left corner.

Have fun making a variety of cards with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

Foxy Friends Skunk Card

Here is the last Foxy Friends card we made at my last class.  It is a cute little Skunk.  Enjoy making this cute skunk card for someone.
Foxy Friends-SkunkSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set + Fox Builder Punch #142326
Stamps:
 Fresh Fruit Photopolymer #141770
Ink & Marker:  Memento Black ink pad
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Basic Black
Watermelon Wonder
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #141657
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Punch:  Scallop Tag Topper #133324
Blossom Builder #141469
Accents:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon #141426
Pearls
Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape #141659
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue
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.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Let’s make our Skunk now.  Punch:
~Basic Black:  head, body, tail
~Whisper White:  Body, Face part, hair, tail
NOTE:  The easiest way to slim down the Tail stripe is to attach it to the sticky part of a Post-It note and hold it in the tail part of the punch trimming off the same width along one side.
~Flirty Flamingo (small flower on Blossom Builder Punch)
~Use the smallest Layering Oval Framelit on the Whisper White Body punch out to cut the white body front.
4.  Assemble and glue together:
~The Head:  Basic Black Head, Whisper White face piece and hair.  Use your Basic Black Marker to edge the hair.  Choose the Eyes & nose stamp you want and Stamp it on the white face piece with Memento Black ink.  Now add the Flower with a Pearl in the center.
~Body:  Glue the Whisper White oval cut out to the Basic Black Body.  Glue the Body to the Head.
~Tail:  Glue the Whisper White stripe to the Basic Black Tail.  Glue to the Body.
We are now finished with the Skunk.
5.  Cut your Whisper White Tag at 1-7/8″ x 4″.  Punch off the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Decide where to stamp your Fresh Fruit Circles, the stamp in Memento Black ink.
6.  Attach your Skunk to the Tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used half Dimensionals.
7.  Add your Washi Tape at the lower part of your Tag.
8.  Add your Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon to your Tag Hole.  I used about 6″ of Ribbon, folded it in half, then put the folded edge through the front of the Tag Hole.  I then threaded both ends through the ribbon loop at the back of the Tag Hole and pulled the Ribbon tight.  Attach the Tag to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, making sure one of the half Dimensionals is on the Ribbon.

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I hope you have as much fun making animals as I have with the Foxy Friends Bundle!

Foxy Friends Bunny Card

I saw a couple of Bunnies made with the Foxy Friends Bundle, but tweaked it so I was happy with the ears.  I hope you enjoy making your own version of this Bunny.
Foxy Friends-BunnySUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set + Fox Builder Punch  #142326
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
Memento Black
Cucumber Crush
While Wasabi
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Chocolate Chip
Punch: Classic Label #141491
Other:  Stamping Sponges #141337
Paper Snips
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Let’s make the Bunny first.  You can use either a 1-1/2″ strip or a 2-1/2″ strip of Whisper White to punch out the Bunny Body, Head, and two Tails which become ears.  Punch out 1 Pink Pirouette Classic Label.  Fold it in half so the points match, then cut on the fold line.
2.  Hold the two “Ears” (Tail punch part) together and trim off the curved ends to get the shape of ears you want.  Trim the Pink Pirouette Label halves (at the same time) to get the inside of the Bunny Ears.  I had the pointed part of the Classic Label go at the bottom of the Ears.  Glue together.
3.  Trim the ears off the Bunny Head.  Choose the eyes and nose stamp you want.  Stamp the face.  It was easier to dot each eye on the Memento Black and the nose on the Flirty Flamingo ink pad, then to use Markers.  Make sure there is no excess ink on the stamp as it will end up on your Bunny.  Glue the ears to the head now.
4.  Stamp two Flirty Flamingo paws on the Bunny Body.  Glue the Body to the Head.
5.  Stamp the Tree Stump on Chocolate Chip card stock with Early Espresso ink.  Cut out.  All the small stuff is finished now.
6.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge the “Grass” with Crushed Cucumber ink at the bottom.  Stamp the multi-leaf stem in Wild Wasabi ink on the grass and at the top of the card front (Tree leaves).  Sponge the center with Soft Sky ink until you get the shade you like.
7.  Lay out the Tree Stump and the Bunny in the desired position.  Attach the stump first.  I attached the Bunny with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a sentiment if desired.
8.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Attach your card front to your card base.

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Have fun adding a Bunny to your collection of Foxy Friends animals.

 

Foxy Raccoon in the Forest Card

I saw a similar card made with the Foxy Friends Bundle on Patty Bennett’s blog and decided to make one for my class.  It is a fun card to make with lots of different elements.  Enjoy making one for yourself or an animal lover friend.
Foxy Friends-RaccoonSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends  Photopolymer stamps + Fox Builder Punch #142326
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Tip Top Taupe
Soft Suede
Cucumber Crush
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Dapper Denim
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Perfect Pines Framelits #139665 (Optional to cut out pine trees.  I hand cut mine.)
Other:  Paper Snips for fussy cutting
Tombow Glue or other adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Dapper Denim 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 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  Make sure your trees are going the correct way before you emboss.  Add all the other pieces before attaching.
3.  Cut your Emerald Envy card stock at 2-1/4″ x 4″  and 3-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut your Flowered paper at 2-3/4″ x 4″.  Line up your Emerald Envy card stock pieces with the Flowered piece in between.  Cut a wavy line on the end where all 3 pieces are stacked together.  Arrange them so you like them.  I ended up flipping over my Emerald Envy pieces to get the “rolling hills” effect.  Attach the tallest Emerald Envy piece to your card front, lining it up with the bottom and both sides, with Tombow Glue.  Layer the Flowered piece next, then the short Emerald Envy.  Trim off any excess at the bottom.
4.  Now for the Stamping:
~Raccoon Body:  Smoky Slate
~Raccoon eye mask, ear tips, and tail stripes:  Tip Top Taupe
~Tree Stump:  Soft Suede
~Trees:  Cucumber Crush
Now cut out all the stamped pieces.
5.  Lay out the cut out pieces and attach with your favorite adhesives.  I just used Tombow Glue.
6.  Attach your finished card front to your card base with Tombow Glue.

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Have fun making different animals with the Foxy Friends Bundle!

Let’s Celebrate Favor Box

This will be the favor box made with the Gift Bag Punch Board for my friend’s bridal shower.  You can put treats in it with out without a cellophane bag.  This bag is 3″ tall.  I have not decided if I want to clip or tie it closed yet.
Celebrate Favor BagSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Confetti Celebration   Wood # 141510, Clear #142034
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits  #141706
Punch: Blossom Builder #141469
Tools:  Gift Bag Punch Board  #135862
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pool Party card stock at 4-1/4″ x 10″.
2.  Make a Small Gift Bag.  Watch thie Video for detailed instructions.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Bermuda Bay ink.  Cut it out with the desired size Layering Oval Framelit.  Cut a Scallop Oval just slightly larger than your sentiment Oval from Bermuda Bay card stock.  Layer together.  I attached the sentiment to the Bermuda Bay layer with Tombow.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the layers to the Gift Bag.
4.  Punch a small flower from the Blossom Builder Punch from Bermuda Bay card stock.  Attach with a Glue Dot or two.
5.  Fill with treats or a small gift for those attending the party.

Gift Bag Punch Board

Have fun using your Gift Bag Punch Board to make this cute Favor Bag.

Bunch of Blossoms Flower Card in Pinks

This is pretty quick Bunch of Blossoms flower card to make for any occasion.  The three-step stamping add a great look to the flower petals which coordinate with a punch so you do not have to cut them out.  Choose your favorite color(s) and make a rainbow of these flower cards.
Bunch of Blossoms flower card in Pinks

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Bunch of Blossoms Photopolymer stamps ” Blossom Builder Punch #142345
Ink:  Blusing Bride
Rose Red
Real Red
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Adhesives:  Glue Dots and/or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp four flower petals in a 1-1/2″ strip of Whisper White card stock:
~Blushing Bride ink = most solid stamp
~Rose Red-stamp that looks like just part of a petal
~Real Red-outline stamp
3.  Punch out your petals by inserting your stamped strip through the left side.  This will let your petals come out whole.  If you insert the strip from the right, parts will be punched out of your petals.
4.  Decide where you want your flower.  Stamp your stem in Wild Wasabi ink.  Attach your flower petals with two Glue Dots on each petal.  Start with the petal at the top and overlap each petal a little.
5.  Stamp the 5 point flower in Wild Wasabi ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out.  Attach with Glue Dots or Tombow Glue to cover where the bottom of the petals meet.  Stamp a leaf in Wild Wasabi ink.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink.
7.  Stamp the small flowers in Rose Red Ink and the dotted centers in Real Red ink.

Bunch of Blossoms Buy Now-001

This fun Bunch of Blossoms flower card is great for a variety of occasions and in lots of different colors.

Big Shot Sandwiches

When you use Framelits, Thinlits, and Embossing Folders with your Big Shot you need to “Make a Sandwich” in order to get the results you want.  Watch this video to see the two “Sandwiches” and which one to use for each Big Shot Accessory.  There is a chart you can download at the bottom of this post.

This Video is just over 9 minutes long.

Basic Platforms-Choose 1:
Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed.
NEW Big Shot Platform with both pieces
Magnetic Platform

Sandwich 1:
Choose a basic Platform:
Put a Standard Cutting Pad on top of your Platform.
Add your card stock.
Add your Framelit or Thinlit.
Add your top cutting pad.
Slightly push your sandwich forward through your Big Shot to get it started, and then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.
Remove your die cut and put away your Framelit or Thinlit.

Sandwich 2:
Choose a Basic Platform
Add the Precision Base Plate
Card Stock
(optional Parchment or Wax Paper from your grocery store
Thinlit
FLAT top Cutting pad/plate

~Slightly push your sandwich forward through your Big Shot to get it started, and then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.  If desired, crank through the other way for better cutting results.  The more detailed Thinlits need this second time through to cut all the details.
~Use Big Shot Die Brush to remove the excess small card stock pieces from you die cut image.  You can also use a toothpick, a bone folder, or a paper piercing tool to help you remove the small excess card stock pieces.

DOWNLOAD a Chart Page 1 lists the basic qualities of each type of Framelit and Thinlit.  Page 2 lists all the Framelits & Thinlits in the 2016-2017 Catalog with the types of Thinlits and Framelits included in each set and which Sandwich to use.  Print and keep by your Big Shot.

Framelits vs Thinlits Part 2 – Thinlits

Thinlits have more details than Framelits which are a basic shape die cut.

This video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

Thinlits have several differences from Framelits.  Both have cut lines.  Some Thinlits also have score lines.  Most Thinlits have release holes on the flat metal to help you get the card stock out.  There are several types of Thinlits.

1.  Regular Thinlits have shape and some details, but are larger and the card stock comes out fairly easily.
Use Sandwich 1

2.  3D Thinlits both cut and score your card stock so you can fold and make a 3 dimensional container, shape, envelope, or bag.  You can use any of the basic Platform bases and 2 cutting pads/plates.
Use Sandwich 1.

3.  Word Thinlits cut out a single word with a thin line of card stock forming the cursive letters. Use any of the basic Platforms bases and 2 FLAT cutting pads/plates.  You can also use the Precision Base Plate with 1 cutting pad/plate. You might also need to use Parchment Paper or Wax Paper between your card stock and the Thinlit to help your card stock come out of the Thinlit die more easily.
Use either Sandwich 1 OR 2 with FLAT cutting pad(s)/plate(s).

4.  Interactive Thinlits which make an outside cut and an inside cut. PL Paper Clip Thinlits.
Use Sandwich 1.

5.  Detailed Thinlits cut fine lines with intricate designs and give the best results when used with the Precision Base Plate.
Use Sandwich 2.

Basic Platforms-Choose 1:
Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed.
NEW Big Shot Platform with both pieces
Magnetic Platform

Sandwich 1:
Choose a basic Platform:
Put a Standard Cutting Pad on top of your Platform.
Add your card stock.
Add your Framelit or Thinlit.
Add your top cutting pad.
Slightly push your sandwich forward through your Big Shot to get it started, and then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.
Remove your die cut and put away your Framelit or Thinlit.

Sandwich 2:
  Choose a Basic Platform
Add the Precision Base Plate
Card Stock
(optional Parchment or Wax Paper from your grocery store
Thinlit
FLAT top Cutting pad/plate

~Slightly push your sandwich forward through your Big Shot to get it started, and then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.  If desired, crank through the other way for better cutting results.  The more detailed Thinlits need this second time through to cut all the details.
~Use Big Shot Die Brush to remove the excess small card stock pieces from you die cut image.  You can also use a toothpick, a bone folder, or a paper piercing tool to help you remove the small excess card stock pieces.

DOWNLOAD a Chart Page 1 lists the basic qualities of each type of Framelit and Thinlit.  Page 2 lists all the Framelits & Thinlits in the 2016-2017 Catalog with the types of Thinlits and Framelits included in each set and which Sandwich to use.  Print and keep by your Big Shot.

Enjoy playing with your Thinlits!

Framelits vs. Thinlets: What is the difference? Part 1 – Framelits

This can be very confusing since both Thinlits and Framelits can be in the same set and the set is labeled as either Framelits or Thinlits.

Basically Framelits cut out a basic shape with no details.  Thinlits have more details and will be discussed on Wednesday.  Big Shot Sandwiches will come on Friday.

This Video is 2 minutes long

There are 3 types of Framelits.

Framelits have a flat metal frame with an open hole in the center which results in a solid die cut shape.  There are several types of Framelits.

  1. Layering Shapes Framelits allow you to use two or more of the Framelits to stamp and layer.
    Use Sandwich 1.
  1. Shape Framelits coordinate with at least one stamp set so you don’t have to fussy cut the stamped images. Bundles last 1 catalog, then they are available separately.
    Use Sandwich 1.
  1. Interactive Framelits. New this year is the Sliding Star Framelits which make Slider cards.
    Use Sandwich 1.

Sandwich 1:
Choose a basic Platform:  Multipurpose, Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter, OR Magnetic Platform.
Put a Standard Cutting Pad on top of your Platform.
Add your card stock.
Add your Framelit.
Add your top cutting pad.
Slightly push your sandwich through your Big Shot to get it started, then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.
Remove your die cut and put away your Framelit.

Have fun using your Framelits!

 

Peachy Thank You Card

I just love the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  All it needs is a sentiment to make a quick, but pretty card.  Choose your favorite patterned paper and add a sentiment from the Banners for You Bundle.
Peachy Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Banners for You Photopolymer stamp set + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock:  Peekaboo Peach
Pear Pizzazz
Whisper White
Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (12×12) #141660
Tools:  Big Shot for Framelits
Stamping Sponges
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Peekaboo Peach card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pear Pizzazz card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Peachy Paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to card front.
4.  Stamp your Banner in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp your sentiment in Tangerine Tango ink.  Cut out your Banner with the coordinating Framelit.  Sponge the Banner edges with Pear Pizzazz ink.  Attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Fruit Stand DSP-001    Banners For You Buy Now-001

Have fun making a variety of cards using the many varieties of Designer Series Papers and the Banners for You Bundle.