Bermuda Bay Birthday

This fun birthday card features a fun beach feeling with all the starfish and tropical colors.
By the Shore Birthday Card, Bermuda Bay Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Birthday Blast Rubber stamps + Star Blast Edgelits  Wood #144715, Clear #144716
Stamps:
  *Birthday Blast  Wood #142854, Clear #142866
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Very Vanilla
By the Shore Designer Series Paper (12×12) #141640
Big Shot:  *Star Blast Edgelits #142763  (For the swirl under Happy Birthday)
Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Layered Oval Framelits  #141706
3/8″ Ruched Ribbon:  Peekaboo Peach   #141427
Emerald Envy  #141425
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your
~Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Bermuda Bay card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~By the Shore patterned paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Wait until everything is on it before attaching to card base.
2.  Lay your ribbons across the By the Shore patterned paper to determine where you want it.  Cut the ribbon so it hangs over each side about 1-2″ – 3/4″.  Run adhesive across the front of the By the Shore patterned paper where you want your ribbon to go.  Make a strip of adhesive on the back side of the paper and wrap your ribbon ends around and attach to the back of the paper.
3.  Stamp Happy Birthday on Very Vanilla card stock in Bermuda Bay ink.  Cut it out with your Big Shot and the Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit leaving room at the bottom to add the die cut swirl.
4.  Cut a Bermuda Bay card stock Scallop Oval just larger than your Happy Birthday die cut.
~Also cut a Swirl from Bermuda Bay card stock.
~Attach the Swirl under the Happy Birthday with Glue.
~Attach the two Ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Bermuda Bay Oval and attach it to your card.

Happy Birthday Card Making!

Guest Stamper Kiev: Congrats Card

My helper Kiev made this card to help me out with my blog posts.  I gave her some card ideas and she used the supplies I had to make some cards.  This one is pretty quick.  The hardest part is gluing on the detailed Thinlit flowers.  Luckily she wrote down all the supplies and measurements she used.
Congrats Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings  Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Peekaboo Peach
Mint Macaron
Whisper White
Watermelon Wonder
Carried Away Designer Series Paper #143608  (2017 Sale-a-bration available until March 31, 2017  FREE with $50 purchase!)
Big Shot:  Flourish Thinlits #141478
Layered Oval Framelits #141706
Ribbon:  Sending Love 1/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack  #142737
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Glue Dot

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:
~Mint Macaron card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Whisper White card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Carried Away patterned paper at 2″ x 5″
~Watermelon Wonder card stock at 1″ x 5″
Big Shot
~Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock in Night of Navy ink.  Cut out with a Layering Oval Framelit.
~Cut out the large Flourish from Night of Navy card stock.
3.  Glue parts of the Flourish die cut to your Oval around your words.  Trim off the excess.
4.  Layer the Carried Away patterned paper on top of the Whisper White card layer, then add the Watermelon Wonder strip.  Tie the Ribbon around the Watermelon Wonder strip.  Put a Glue Dot under it so the bow will stay tied.  Attach your Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach this whole layer to the Mint Macaron.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy using a variety of papers and words to make your own version of this card.

Dragonfly Dreams Card

This quick and easy Dragonfly Dreams Card has some shimmer added with Clear Wink of Stella brushed on the wings.
Shimmery Dragonfly CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer #142924
Ink:  Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay
Soft Sky
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Bermuda Bay
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella  #141897
Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut yout Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp:
~Words in Island Indigo ink leaving room for Dragonfly
~Dragonfly in Island Indigo ink
~Dragonfly Wings in Bermuda Bay ink
~Dots in Soft Sky ink stamped randomly around the dragonfly and words.
4.  Attach card front to card base.  Then color the dragonfly wings with Clear Wink of Stella.
5.  Envelope stamping optional:  Stamp dots on Envelope and/or flap with Soft Sky ink.

Enjoy making your own Dragonfly cards!

New Sale-a-bration products available starting TODAY!

Today, February 21, 2017, Stampin’ Up! has added THREE MORE Sale-a-bration products for you to choose from.  Remember, you earn 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product with every $50 in product you buy (retail price without tax and shipping).

Reverse Words stamp set  Wood #143316, Clear #143319
Make a Medallion Photopolymer stamp set #143274
6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack #143831

Here is the video Demonstrators were able to see February 1st.

CLICK HERE to see a copy of the flyer

NOTE:  When you join Stampin’ Up! you can preorder NEW products up to one month BEFORE the NEW products are available to the public.  CLICK HERE for more joining information.  CLICK HERE to JOIN.  You get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! products PLUS TWO STAMP SETS (not including Bundles or Sale-a-bration stamp sets).  You will also get at least a 20% discount on every order you place for yourself AND earn at least 20% from products you sell to others.  Come Join the FUN!!  Contact Me if you have any questions.

Happy Sale-a-bration!

Happy Valentine’s Day with lots of Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This Valentine card uses the Sweet and Sassy Hearts Framelits and the Love Notes Thinlits.  Enjoy all the Hearts for your Happy Valentine’s Day!
Lots of hearts Valentine cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sealed with Love Photopolymer #
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Silver Foil Sheets #132178
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Big Shot:  Love Notes Framelits #142752
Sweet and Sassy Framelits $141707
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella #141897
Stamping Sponge
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 6-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Prep all the pieces:
~Stamp Happy Valentine’s Day in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the desired Sweet and Sassy Heart Framelit.
~Cut the Heart Border from a 1″ x 6″ piece of Real Red card stock
~Cut the opening Heart from Real Red card stock.
~Cut the two Arrows from the Silver Foil Sheet.  Put a folded sheet of printer paper over the foil sheet to protect it from getting marks transferred from your cutting pad.
~Sponge around the Whisper White Heart with Real Red ink if desired.
4.  Lay out all the pieces where you want them.  Attach.  I used Tombow glue to attach everything.  Trim off the edges of the Heart Border strip if needed.
5.  Brush some Clear Wink of Stella onto all the red Hearts to add some sparkle.  Let dry.
6.  If desired, cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock to put on the inside to write on.  Use a few stamps to decorate the edges.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My Valentine Box

This 3″x3″x3″ Valentine box is perfect for small gifts or lots of candy or a cupcake or other treat.
Valentine treat or gift boxSUPPLIES:
Boxes:  White Gift Boxes (Food safe)  #142000
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Tags & Labels Framelits  #138282
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
Other:  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Stamping Sponges
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your paper into four 2-3/4″ squares.  Attach to sides.  Cut 1″ strips for the top.  Attach the first strip diagonally down the center, then a strip on each side leaving a white strip in between each patterned strip.
2.  Sponge around the edges in Real Red ink if desired.
3.  Punch out the Bow Builder Punch twice from Red Glimmer Paper.  Put together with Glue Dots.  Attach to the lid with Glue Dots.
4.  Stamp My Valentine in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with one of the Large Tags and Labels tag framelits.
5.  Cut 6″ of each the Real Red and Whisper White ribbon.  Put together and fold in half.  Put the fold through the tag hold and put the ends through the loop formed by the fold.  Pull tight.  Trim ribbon ends.
6.  Attach tag to box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  Fill with treat or small gift.

Have fun giving out your Valentine Treats and Gifts in this Valentine Box.

Bloomin’ Heart Valentine

This sparkly Valentine Card uses Bloomin’ Heart die cut in Gold Glimmer Paper and the Sale-a-bration Metallic Silver Ribbon along with Real Red flowers and a Be Mine banner.
Sparkly Heart Valentine cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Gold Glimmer Paper
Falling in Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper #142786
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140621
Embellishments:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-a-bration) #143601
White Perfect Accents  #138416
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red 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″.  Wait to attach to card base until it is all decorated.
3.  Decorate:
~Attach 3 rows of ribbon to the front with SNAIL.  You can either run the SNAIL on the card front or on the back of the ribbon.  Wrap the ends around to the back and attach with SNAIL.
~Cut out the Gold Glimmer Paper with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit.  It works best if you put the die on the white back of the Glimmer Paper to cut it out.
~Cut out two large flowers and three small flowers with the Flower Thinlits in the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.
~Put a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of the flower shapes on the Gold Glimmer Paper Heart die cut.
~Put a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of each Real Red flower .
~Stamp the Banner and greeting in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with scissors.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Lay out all the pieces where you want them, then attach.
5.  Add the White Perfect Accents to the center of the flowers.
6.  Tie a bow and attach it with either Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
7.  If desired add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White to the inside of your card to write on.

Happy Valentine Card Making!

Thank You Flower Tag Card

This Tag card is made with the Timeless Tags Bundle.  It is pretty quick and you get to color a little bit.
SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144725:  That’s The Tag Photopolymer stamps + Timeless Tags Thinlits
Stamps:  *That’s The Tag Photopolymer #142918
Ink:  Rose Red
Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142788
Markers:  Rose Red
Cucumber Crush
Big Shot:  *Timeless Tags Thinlits #142755
Other:  Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon #141428
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
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.  Cut out your Tag from Whisper White card stock and the Tag Thinlit with your Big Shot.
4.  Stamp Thanks So Much in Rose Red ink in the center of your Tag.
5.  Lay the flower stems stamp with flat side up on your tag.  Slightly curve the bottom of the stems to match the curve of your tag.  Hold in place while putting a block on top.
6.  Stamp the flower stems on the tag and the patterned paper with Memento ink.  You might want to reverse the way the flowers are stamped on the patterned paper.
7.  Color the flowers with your Rose Red Marker.  Color the stems and leaves with your Cucumber Crush Marker.
8.  Cut about 5-6″ of Ribbon and put through Tag hole.  It helps to fold the ribbon in half, then at the fold you fold the ribbon in half again so you can get it through the Tag hole.  Pull most of the way through, then put the ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull tight.
9.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Tag and attach to card front.
10.  If desired, you can stamp and color the flowers on your envelope.

Enjoy making this Timeless Tag card!

Lots of Hearts Valentine Card

We made this Lots of Hearts Valentine’s Card at my class last Friday.  It was a favorite!  I hope you enjoy making one also.
Lots of Hearts Valentine CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144705:  Sealed with Love Photopolymer stamp set + Love Notes Framelits
Stamps:  *Sealed with Love Photopolymer #142815
First Sight  Clear #140688  (Apparently this is no longer available in Wood Mount)
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #142733
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
*Love Notes Framelits #142752
Sweet and Sassy (Heart) Framelits #141707  OR use the Sweetheart Punch #133786
Other:  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue
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 Sending Love paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Stamp in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock:
~Happy Valentine’s Day
~First Sight heart
4.  Cut out:
~The heart you stamped with either the Sweetheart Punch (shown) or one of the Sweet and Sassy Framelits.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
~The heart from the Sending Love paper with either the Sweetheart Punch (shown), a Sweet and Sassy Framelit, or fussy cut it.
~Happy Valentine’s Day with the Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
~The Heart Strip:  Cut Real Red card stock at 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Place the straight edge of the Heart Strip Framelit and run through your Big Shot.
5.  Assemble.  Lay out all the pieces on your card front in the position you want them.  Attach:
~The Heart Strip with Tombow Glue
~The Heart cut outs and the Happy Valentine’s Day with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Tie a bow with the Real Red Sending Love Ribbon.  Attach it with 2-3 Glue Dots.
6.  Decorate your envelope by stamping some of the heart stamps on your envelope front and/or flap.

Enjoy making this Lots of Hearts Valentine’s Day Card

Confetti Birthday Card

Here is a super quick and easy Birthday card using the Confetti Embossing Folder and the Big on Birthdays stamp set.  This card is perfect for men, women, and children.
Confetti Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Pacific Point
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Adhesive:  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 So Saffron card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Confetti embossing folder.
3.  Stamp in the flat Oval on your card front: Happy Birthday and To You and the stars in Pacific Point ink.
4.  Glue your card front to your card base.

Choose different colors and make your own Confetti Birthday card.

Glassine Paper Bow Card

This is a quick and easy card using Glassine paper for the background, a doily for the next layer, and a punched bow for the focal point.  You can substitute any paper for the Glassine sheet, a die cut for the Doily, and a tied ribbon bow for the punched bow.  You can also add a stamped greeting if desired.
Glassine Bow CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Marina Mist
Sending Love Glassine Sheets #142734  (or use Vellum)
Lace Doilies #142793  Choose either the White or Vanilla side
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
Other:
 Stamping Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Silicone Craft Sheet  #127853

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sending Love Glassine Sheet at 3-1/2″ x 6″.  The Glassine Sheet is 6″ wide.  You can also use Vellum or patterned paper instead of the Glassine Sheet.
3.  Angle your Glassine Sheet so it touches both the top right corner and the bottom left corner.  Make marks slightly past the edges on both sides so you know where to apply your adhesive.  You can use Glue Dots, but they show through the corners.
~Since I made this I have learned a new way to attach Glassine and Vellum without the adhesive showing through.
~Cut a Sponge wedge
~Put about a 3/4″ circle of Tombow Glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Pounce your Sponge wedge to cover the rounded part with Tombow Glue.
~Now Pounce your gluey Sponge Wedge evenly on the back of your Glassine Sheet or Vellum.
~Attach your Glassine Sheet to your card front, being careful to not glue it to the surface underneath.
~ Spread your Bone Folder over the top to flatten.
~Attach your Lace Doily using the gluey Sponge Wedge.
~Turn card over so the card front is facing down.  Let dry while you make your Bow.
4.  Punch your Marina Mist card stock twice with the Bow Builder Punch as you need two of most parts.
~Use your Bone Folder to curl the longer Bow pieces and one of the smallest rectangle pieces.  The Bow ends do not need to be curled.
~Attach the ends of one long Bow piece together with a Glue Dot.  Now attach the ends of the other Bow piece together with a Glue Dot.  Attach the end of the two long Bow pieces together with a Glue Dot with one on the right side and one on the left side.
~Attach one Bow end to the bottom of each Long Bow piece with 2 Glue Dots so the Bow ends stick out evenly at the ends of the Long Bow pieces.
~Now attach the curled rectangle piece around the center of the Bow using a Glue Dot at each end and having the ends meet at the back of the Bow.
5.  Attach the Bow to your card front with 3 Glue Dots.  Your card is finished.

Enjoy making this easy Bow Card.

Love Heart Card

This is a fun Valentine’s Card to make.  You can also use it for a Wedding or Anniversary card – just add one more heart.  It is pretty simple if you want to make several.
Love Heart Valentine or Wedding CardSUPPLIES:
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Sunshine Wishes  Thinlits #141489
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue

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 you Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Heart embossing folder.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
3.  Cut out your Heart and Love from Red Glimmer Paper.  Make sure the Love is on top of the Glimmer Paper.  Cut out the Heart from the BACK white side of the Glimmer Paper.  Glue to embossed card front.
NOTE:  For Wedding or Anniversary card cut out two Hearts and overlap them on the card front.
4.  Gently sponge Real Red ink over the hearts around the love and Heart die cuts leaving some white areas.
5.  Glue to card base.

Happy Valentine Card Making!

Lacy Thank You Butterfly Card

Make this Clean and Simple Lacy Thank You Butterfly card to tell someone Thank You.
SUPPLIES:
*=Sale-a-bration item available until March 31, 2017.  FREE with $50 purchase
Stamps:
  *So Very Much  Wood #143340
*Delicate Details  Photopolymer #143314
*Any Occasion Photopolymer #143348
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Bold Butterflies Framelits #138135
Butterflies Thinlits #137360
Adhesive:  Glue Dots
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.  Stamp with Elegant Eggplant ink:
~Large Thank you
~Lace:  Angle based on the Thank you.  I did the right side first, then the left side.
~Banner Thank You
3.  Cut your Butterfly parts out with your Big Shot.
~Solid Butterfly shape from Melon Mambo card stock.
~Butterfly details from Elegant Eggplant card stock.
4.  Attach Butterfly parts together with Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Wait a minute or so until it is dry.  Then bend the Butterfly along each side of it’s body.  Attach left side with Glue Dots.  Fold right Butterfly wing in so card will fit in envelope.

Happy Thank You card making!

Let’s Celebrate Balloon Birthday Card

The Balloon Adventures Bundle is really fun to use!  Make this simple Celebration card with just a few supplies to celebrate a birthday or other occasion.
Lets Celebrate Balloon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144708:  Balloon Adventures stamp set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. Bundle available until May 31, 2017
Stamps:  *Balloon Adventures Photopolymer #142823
Inks:  Tempting Turquoise
Island Indigo
Whisper White Craft #101731
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  *Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits  #142753
Punch:  Project Life Corner Rounder #135346
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base ar 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Balloon shape out of Tempting Turquoise card stock.  The sides will need to be cut along the embossed edge lines with either your Paper Trimmer or scissors.
3.  Stamp:
~Balloons in Whisper White ink.  Whisper White Craft ink takes a little longer to dry so avoid touching it for a few minutes.
~Banner in Tempting Turquoise ink
~Let’s Celebrate in Island Indigo ink
4.  Round all four corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Attach to card front.

Happy Celebrating!

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!