Mini Reminder and Sneak Peek

I have 2 cards for you today.  One uses a Stamp set from the Summer Mini catalog which expires August 31, 2011.  The next uses a stamp from the new Holiday Mini catalog which starts September 1, 2011.

Summer Mini – Strength & Hope card
Strength & Hope Birthday

SUPPLIES:
* = in Summer Mini Catalog
Stamps:
  Strength & HopeSummer Mini Catalog page 27 w#118100  c#123660  $2 donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each set bought. There is also a digital kit #124475 which can be used with My Digital Studio or other software such as Photo Shop Elements.
Perfect Punches  page 140  w#117022  c#120516
Card Stock:

Whisper White.  Card Front:  4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, Scrap for stamping and punching
Cherry Cobbler scrap for punching
Regal Rose for card base:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Inks:  Regal Rose
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Letterpress  page 217  #123129
Punches:  Full Heart  page 210  #119883
Extra-Large Oval (Formerly Wide Oval)  page 212  #119859
2-1/2″ Circle  page 212  #120906
Accessories:  Sponge daubers  page 203  #102892
Stamping Sponges  page 203  #101610
Rhinestones  page 198  #119246
Adhesives:  Mini Glue Dots  page 206  #103683
Snail  page 203 #104332  Refill #104331
Stampin’ Dimensionals  page 206 #104430

Directions:
1.  Put Cherry Cobbler ink pad directly onto Letterpress plate.  Make sure it is evenly inked.  You can use a brayer to ink the Letterpress plate if desired.  Run through Big Shot using Multipurpose Platform on Tab 1, Letterpress Plate, Card Stock, 1/2 sheet of printer paper (to keep cutting pad and/or crease pad clean), and either the Standard cutting pad OR the standard Crease pad.  I prefer the crease pad.
2.  Stamp Butterfly on Whisper White card stock using Regal Rose ink.  Use a Sponge Dauber to sponge Cherry Cobbler ink around the edges of the butterfly.  Cut out Butterfly cutting between the antennas to leave a “V” shape.
3.  Stamp Butterfly in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock. Punch 2-1/2″ Circle from Whisper White card stock centering Butterfly.  Sponge with Cherry Cobbler ink.   Attach cut out Butterfly with mini glue dots along center of Butterfly body.  Slightly fold up wings, then attach over stamped Butterfly.  Attach to card front.
4.  Stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch with Extra-Large Oval punch.
5.  Punch 2 Full Sized Hearts from Cherry Cobbler Card stock.  Attach to punched sentiment with Dimensionals.  Attach to card with Dimensionals.
6.
  Attach card front to card base.  Add Rhinestones as desired.
7.  Admire your beautiful Butterfly card!

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek – Leaves of a Tree card
Leaves of a Tree Thank YouClick on picture to see the score lines better.

SUPPLIES:
* = Holiday Mini Catalog starts September 1st.
Stamps:
  Leaves of a Tree* Holiday mini page 43  w#123843
Creative Elements page 137  w#122645  c#122647
Thank You Kindly page 168 w#111700
Card Stock:
Whisper White.  Card Base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″,
Focal Point: 2-3/4″ H x 3″ W  , Banner:  1″ x 4″
Garden Green:  4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Chocolate Chip:  3-1/4″ square
Markers & Inks:  Garden Green
Chocolate Chip
Punch:  Corner Rounder  page 212  #119871
Tools:  Simple Scored scoring board* Holiday Mini pages 6-7  #122334
Paper Trimmer  page 208  #104152  Cutting blades #104153
Stamp-a-ma-jig  page 207 #101049
Adhesives:  Snail  page 206  #104332  Refill #104331
Stampin’ Dimensionals  page 206 #104430

Directions:
1.  Place card front diagonally on Simply Scored.  Score every 1/4″ (skip a line). {OOH, I know I am going to enjoy having this new toy-oops, I mean tool, at my house!!!}
2.  Color Leaves of a tree stamp using Chocolate Chip for the tree trunk and branches.  Color the leaves Garden Green.  Remoisten and stamp on Whisper White.
3.  Attach to Chocolate Chip layer, then attach to card front.
4.
  Color or stamp the Creative Elements banner in Garden Green.  Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the Thanks (Chocolate Chip ink) inside the banner.   Use your Paper Trimmer to trim the points on the banner, then round off the ends with the Corner Punch.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
5.
  Attach card front to card base.  Admire your beautiful card!





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One Response to Mini Reminder and Sneak Peek

  1. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation. I’m looking forward for your next post!

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