Santa’s Sleigh Card

The Santa’s Sleigh Bundle is really fun to use!  I also used the NEW Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder and the NEW Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder to add some sparkle.
Santa's Sleigh will Christmas Tree and Reindeer CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Santa’s Sleigh photopolymer stamp set + Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits #143499
Ink:  VersaMark
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White (card base)
Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Real Red
Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Softly Falling embossing folder #139672
Trim:  Baker’s Twine Trio #141999  (Gold Baker’s Twine)
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Other:  Heat Tool
at least two sheets of printer paper (can be scratch paper as you will throw it away)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your Sleigh with VersaMark ink on Real Red card stock.  Lay your card stock on the printer paper and cover well with the Real Red Glitter embossing powder.  Remove excess from your card stock and melt with your heat tool.  Put excess embossing powder back into jar.  Fold and throw away your printer paper to prevent glitter from going everywhere.  Repeat this process for your Tree using Emerald Envy card stock, VersaMark ink, and Emerald Envy Glitter embossing powder.
NOTE:  When using Glitter Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool:  make sure it all gets melted by holding under a good light and angling your card stock so you can see when the embossing powder flattens out.  It will also change color slightly.  After it cools a bit rub your finger over it to make sure it is all smooth and melted.  If there is any part that feels powdery still, melt that part with your Heat Tool.
2.  Stamp your Reindeer on Crumb Cake card stock with Early Espresso ink.
3.  Cut your Sleigh, Tree, and Reindeer out with the coordinating dies and your Big Shot.  The Sleigh and Reindeer need to be lined up exactly.  Use a Post-it Note to hold them in place if necessary.
4.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder making sure to get the heavier snow in the position you want.  Glue to your 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Thick Whisper White card base which you have SCORED and folded at 4-1/4″.
5.  Lay out your sleigh, reindeer, and tree in the positions you want them.
~Glue the Tree on first.
~Tie a bow as shown on the Sleigh leaving the Twine on the left about 2-1/2″ long so you can attach it behind the Reindeer.
~Then glue the sleigh in place covering up the tree properly.
~Tie a bow around the Reindeer’s neck.  I put a bit of SNAIL on the back of his neck to keep it in place.  Put Glue on the back of your Reindeer and position on your card front making sure to attach the Baker’s Twine so he can pull the Sleigh.

Happy Winter and Merry Christmas!

Fall Pumpkin and Hay Card

Fall always reminds me of Pumpkins and bales of hay.  So I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to make a Pumpkin and a couple bales of hay.  Hope you enjoy it!
Pumpkin and Hay Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Banners for You photopolymer stamps + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Stamps: My Hero  Wood #141954, Clear #141957
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Early Espresso
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Crushed Curry
Big Shot:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Woodgrain embossing folder #127821
Trim:  Thick Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine #138411
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Crumb Cake card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run it through your Big Shot wiht the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp your Banner and Welcome with Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit.
4.  Cut the smallest swirl from Pumpkin Pie card stock and one of the long scribbles from Crushed Curry card stock.
5.  Stamp the Pumpkin from My Hero on Crushed Curry card stock with Tangerine Tango ink.  Cut out the eyes, nose and mouth.  Glue to pumpkin.
6.
 Lay about half the Crushed Curry Scribbles on your card front to help you position your Pumpkin.  Glue your Pumpkin in place.
7.  Tie Baker’s Twine around part of the scribble.  It is kind of tricky to tie it without scrunching the scribbles together.  Tie either a bow or a knot.  Put glue on the back of the “half” Crushed Curry scribbles, centering the Baker’s Twine.  Glue to card.
8.  Attach your Welcome with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Fall!

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

PP_BOGO_Demo-HeaderHave you ever wished you could just have some crafting time without all the prep work?  Getting a Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail every month gives me that.  All the supplies are included except basic tools like a bone folder and scissors.  Most of the adhesives are even included – although I prefer to use my Fast Fuse instead of the glue dots provided.  If I follow the directions I can usually complete the projects in less than an hour.  However…. sometimes I am inspired and don’t follow the directions which takes longer.

Here is what I made with the last Kit.  I did (mostly) follow the directions.
Paper Pumpkin August 2016 Kit

About Paper Pumpkin

“Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! We’re your paper fairy godmother(without the white hair). We’re your creativity problem-solvers. We design, color, measure, cut it all for you.” So get something FUN in the mail every month!

You have until October 10th to Test Drive Paper Pumpkin with a Buy One Month, Get the Second Month Free, the following months are all the regular price of $19.95 + tax (shipping is included in the $19.95 price).

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~Pay $19.95 for the 1st month and get the second month FREE!  Continue paying $19.95 for each month after that for your Creative Surprise in YOUR Mailbox each month!
~All Paper Pumpkin Kits are seasonal and contain everything you need to make the projects except basic tools such as scissors and some adhesives.
~You first kit will come with a Clear Block you can use with your Paper Pumpkin stamps.
~Each Kit includes:  a 1″ ink pad which you can reink with Ink Refills, an Exclusive Stamp Set, Instructions, All consumable supplies, some adhesives – glue dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Most kits are for making cards and include envelopes.  Some kits are home decor items.  Some kits are just fun!  Summer of 2015 we got a Pinwheel Kit which was really fun to make.  Earlier this year we got a small wreath.  I just LOVE Paper Pumpkin!!  Most projects can be completed in less than 1 hour!!

The Fine Print:
~First time subscribers only.
~You cannot suspend or cancel during the first two months.  You must get at least 3 months in a row for the offer to be valid.  Otherwise you will be charged $19.95 for the second month.
~After the first two months, the subscription will continue at $19.95 + tax per month.  Shipping is included in the $19.95 price.
~Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
~Ends October 10th.

Have fun with YOUR OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit coming to your mailbox each month!

Spooky Halloween Card

The Houses on this card are cut from a strip of the Halloween Night Designer Series Paper.  The stamped Moon and the die cut images are from the Spooky Fun Bundle.  This was a really fun card to make.  This card was also part of the September Stamp Class.  Everyone loved it!
Halloween Night CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Spooky Fun photopolymer stamps + Halloween Scenes Edgelits #144437
Ink:  Memento Black
Whisper White
Card Stock:  Basic Gray
Basic Black
Halloween Night Designer Series Paper #142022
Tools:  Big Shot
Sponge Wedge
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Basic Gray card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your House strip about 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ – along the outside of the strip.  Attach leaving about 3/4″ of your card base showing at the bottom.
3.  Cut your Tree (the sides and bottom are not cut by the Edgelit.  You will need to cut them yourself.), the witch, and two bats from Basic Black card stock with your Big Shot and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits.  Lay out on your card front to help you decide where to stamp your moon.
4.  Stamp your Moon in Memento Black ink.  Sponge with Whisper White ink in a swirling motion making sure to go outside the lines so it looks more like moonlight.
5.  Glue on all your pieces.  NOTE:  I trimmed the left side of the “ground” by the tree so it looked more like a small hill.
6.  You can stamp a sentiment on the card front if desired.

Glimmer Pumpkin Card

We made this Sparkly Pumpkin Punch Art Card at my September Stamp Class.  This “Punch Art” card uses Framelits and your Big Shot.  It is a pretty quick card to make and can be used for any Fall Occasion.
Glimmer Punch Art Pumpkin CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Memento Black or other black
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Old Olive
Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029
Halloween Night Designer Series Paper #142022
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals #141706
Paisley Framelits #141849
Other:  Sponge Wedge
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Hold folded card base and sponge Tangerine Tango around the outside edges.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge around the edges.
3.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper  with the Layering Ovals of your choice.  I used D3 Framelit.  Cut three of the same size Oval.
4.  Glue two Ovals onto your card front overlapping them by about 1/4″.  Add your last Oval to the center with at least 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Cut your Leaf from Old Olive card stock.  Glue onto your Pumpkin.  Some customers added a 2nd Leaf to the lower left corner and stamped their sentiment higher.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink.
7.  You can sponge around your envelope edges and flap with the Tangerine Tango if desired.

Happy Halloween Treat Bag

Use the Petite Cafe Gift Bags to make this Happy Halloween Treat Bag for your Halloween Treat and Gift Giving.
Happy Halloween Treat BagSUPPLIES
Bags:  Petite Cafe Gift Bags (10 bagw) #135826
Bundle:
Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamp set + Halloween Scenes Edgelits #144437
Stamps:
 Halloween Treat Wood #142429
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Memento Black
Pumpkin Pie Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tools:  Big Shot
Paper Snips
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue (SNAIL does not stick well enough to the bag)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with your Paper Snips.
2.  Stamp your Pumpkin group in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color with your Pumpkin Pie Marker.  Stamp a Pumpkin face on each pumpkin in Memento Black ink.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit and Big Shot.
3.  Attach to Petite Cafe Gift Bag with your favorite adhesive.
4.  Fill with treats or gift.  Fold top over twice and bend tabs to hold closed.

Happy Halloween Treat Giving!

Pine Cones Birthday Card

This Pine Cones Birthday card for my husband uses the Christmas Pines Bundle and the Peaceful Pines Framelits.  It is a fairly quick card to make.  So make this card for some of the men and nature lovers in your life.
Pine Cones Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Christmas Pines photopolymer stamp set + Pretty Pines Thinlits Bundle #143496
Christmas Pines stamp set only #142049
Pretty Pines Thinlits only #141851
Stamps:  Fresh Fruit  Photopolymer #141770
Ink:  Soft Suede
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White card base
Garden Green
Soft Suede
Big Shot:  Pretty Pines Thinlits only #141851
Perfect Pines Framelits  #139665
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

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 Frame in Soft Suede ink on the bottom of your card front.  Stamp the Happy Birthday in Chocolate Chip ink inside the Frame.
3.  Cut out  4 Pine Cone parts from Soft Suede card stock and the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue them together to make 2 Pine Cones.  One of the Pine Cone parts does not cut all the way through.  I used it as the bottom piece for my pine cones.
4.  Cut out 5 large Garden Green Pine Branches from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue them to the corner of your card putting glue just down the center of the branch.  Glue the Pine Cones to the upper corner to cover where the Pine Branches overlap.
5.  (Optional) Cut out the Garden Green Perfect Pines Tree that will fit the large Thinlit with the triangles inside it.  I cannot remember if I ran the tree through my Big Shot with both pieces at the same time.  Glue to your card front.

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Enjoy making cards and projects with the Christmas Pines Bundle and the Perfect Pines Framelits!

Oops! I Forgot My Stamp Blocks!

Stamp Block substitutionsI have been visiting family a lot recently and putting together last year’s Tin of Cards Kit with my grandchildren.  I remembered the kit, some of the ink pads, paper snips and adhesives.  BUT I forgot my Stamp Blocks!  I mostly used my Bone Folder to put the small and narrow stamps on and let the kids use that to stamp.  I rinsed the stamp and bone folder off at the sink under running water.  The larger stamps were a problem though.  I first put them on the end of an ink pad in the center.  I did not want the outside of my fairly new ink pad discolored from the kids inking up the stamp, so I did it for them.  I later thought of using the bottom of a measuring cup which the kids could ink up and stamp with.  We did need to press the inside of the cup to get a good stamped image.  I was surprised at how well they did with the clear stamps.  (Ages 7 and 5)  The stamps are all still in the case!

I hope this gives you some ideas for emergency Stamp Block substitutions.  I really do prefer the Stampin’ Up! Clear Blocks over the substitutions!!  The Stampin’ Mist and Stampin’ Scrub also work better for cleaning and conditioning the stamps than water.

Foxy Friends Birthday Card

This Foxy Friends Birthday Card is for my grandson.  I love this Foxy Friends Bundle!  I used the Party Pop-Up Happy Birthday Thinlit inside the card.
Foxy Friends Boy's Birthday CardIf you want the supply list and instructions for this card, please subscribe to my newsletter over on the side bar or on the pop-up.  You will also need to sign up for the FREE Membership site with the link on the Thank You page.  Then look for the August 2016 Projects.

 

Happy Autumn Sweater Card

This Happy Autumn Card uses the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder from the NEW Holiday Catalog which you can order from now!  It is a pretty quick and easy card to make once you know the secret of using the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.  So change the color and words to make you happy and have fun making this card.
Happy Autumn Cable Knit CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Project Life Date It  photopolymer #141563
Crazy About You  photopolymer #137137, Wood #138856, Clear #138859
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder #143537
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Accents:  Halloween Night Enamel Dots #142025
Stamping Sponge wedge #141337
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cajun Craze card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put inside your Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder lined up how you want.  Place directly on your Big Shot Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with both tabs open-DO NOT use a bottom cutting pad!!!!).  Now place a cutting pad on top of your embossing folder.  If you try to use this with two cutting pads you will break your Big Shot!!!  Feel the great texture this embossing folder makes…….
3.  Sponge the edges and the raised areas of your embossed card front with Cajun Craze ink.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue making sure to get a bit of glue on each raised piece on the back edges and some in the middle on the raised edges.
4.  Stamp Happy Autumn or the words of your choice in Cajun Craze ink.  Cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelit that best fits it.  Sponge around the edges.  Add a couple of Pumpkin Pie Enamel Dots.

Enjoy playing with this NEW Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder!

Stampin’ Up! Special Offers for September 1-7, 2016

Save 25% on select annual catalog products through September 21st.  Products available will change on September 8th and 15th.

Products available September 1-7, 2016
Blossom Builder Punch #141469  Regular Price $18.  SALE PRICE $13.50
Blossom Builder Punch

Brights Enamel Shapes  Regular Price $9.  SALE $6.75
Brights Enamel Shapes
Festive Embossing Folder  Regular Price $8.50.  SALE PRICE $6.38

Festive Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Metallic Enamel Shapes  Regular Price $7.  SALE PRICE $5.25
Metallic Enamel Shapes

Regals Enamel Shapes  Regular Price $9.  SALE PRICE $6.75
Regals Enamel Dots

Subtles Enamel Shapes  Regular Price $9.  SALE PRICE $6.75
Subtles Enamel Shapes

Tip Top Taupe 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon  Regular Price $8.  SALE PRICE $6
Tip Top Taupe 5/8" (1.6 cm) Mini Striped Ribbon

Check back next Thursday for some NEW Special Offers!

The Holiday Catalog is LIVE!!

We can now order from the 2016 Holiday Catalog!!
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WATCH VIDEOS USING HOLIDAY CATALOG PRODUCTS!
~Festive Season Bundle
~Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder
~Greetings from Santa
~Tin of Tags
~Stitched with Cheer Project Kit
~Fancy Frost Specialty Paper
~Home Sweet Home
~Here’s to Cheers Bundle
~Forever Evergreen
~Hello December

Would you like all the products all in one place for some of the projects pictured in the Holiday Catalog so you can just click on what you need and order it?
These lists have products only – no instructions.  Contact me if you need help making any of the projects pictured.
~Candy Cane Lane
Candy Cane Lane
~Warmth & Cheer
Warmth & Cheer
~Presents & Pinecones
Presents & Pinecones
~Fancy Frost
Fancy Frost
~Petals & Paisleys
Petals & Paisleys
~Halloween Night

Halloween Night

Have fun making projects to cover your Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas needs using Stampin’ Up! Products from My Online Store!

Three Thoughtful Branches Cards

Here are three of the cards we made at my Thoughtful Branches Bundle Class.  We also made the Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card.

TODAY is the LAST DAY this Bundle is available!  So don’t procrastinate and GET IT NOW!  If you buy this Bundle from me I will email you a FREE collection of Thoughtful Branches Bundle Ideas I have gleaned from the web.  Just make sure and let me have access to your email address when you order so I can email it to you.

Card 1: Sweet Sugarplum Card

Thoughtful Branches Sweet Sugarplum CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Lots of Label Framelits
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card front layer at 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Attach to center of card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your dotted stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink and your leaf stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I tried to stamp them randomly.  Attach to your card front.
5.  Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock and cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelit that works best.  Sponge the edges in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Cut the next larger Lots of Labels Framelit from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Sponge with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Attach two labels together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Cut two sets of the Flower Leaves” – one in Sweet Sugar Plum and one in Rich Razzleberry.  Separate the Leaves leaving a stem.  Arrange as desired.  Put Glue only on the part of the leaf that touches the Whisper White label.  I attached the Rich Razzleberry Leaves first, then the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf.  I also sponged the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf with Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Card 2.  Forest Trees Card.

Thoughtful Branches Forest Trees CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Soft Suede
Garden Green
Real Red
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White for stamping
Thick Whisper White for card base
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Adhesive:  Foam Adhesive Strips

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 Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
Stamp:
~Tree Trunks and 3 Trees in Soft Suede ink
~Pine Trees needles in Garden Green ink
~Birds in Real Red ink
~Words in Memento Black ink
3.  Run your card front in the Softly Falling embossing folder through your Big Shot.
4.  Attach Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of your card around the edges with about 3 or so inch strip in the center back.  Attach to card base.

Card 3. Copper For You Card

Thoughtful Branches Copper For You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Memento Black
Daffodil Delight
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Early Espresso
Copper Foil Sheets (available September 1, 2016)
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Petal Burst embossing folder #141493
Ribbon:  Organza
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Copper Foil Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing Folder.   Cut your Ribbon at about 5″.  Run Fast Fuse along the back where you want to attach your Ribbon.  Lay Ribbon across the front and fold ends over and attach to Fast Fuse on the back.  Attach Embossed Copper Sheet to card base.
3.  Stamp your words and cut out with the Layering Circle Framelit that best fits.  Choose a slightly larger Scallop Layering Circle Framelit and cut out of Cajun Craze card stock.  While you are at it, cut the Flower Leaves from Cajun Craze card stock at the same time.  Attach the two circles together with Fast Fuse.
4.  Stamp your two leaves on Whisper White card stock.  Use the Rock and Roll Technique to get the two colors on each leaf.  Ink up the Leaf Stamp with Daffodil Delight ink just as you always do, BUT before stamping take your stamp and gently roll the edges of the stamp in Cajun Craze ink.  Each leaf will look different.  When you have two leaves you like, Cut them out with the Leaf Framelit.
5.  Attach the four leaves to the back of the Circles with Tombow Glue.  Attach the Leaf & Circles to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Enjoy using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to make a variety of cards for many different occasions!

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.