Diagonal Twist Eastern Beauty Medallion Card

Add a diagonal twist to your card front and top it off with a Flower Medallion sentiment.  This card uses the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle available May 1-31, 2017.  It is a pretty quick card to make.
Flower Medallion CardI hope you enjoy the scenic background of my parents’ yard.

SUPPLIES:
*Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207
Stamps:  *Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set  #143675
Inks:  *Tranquil Tide #144085
*Lemon Lime Twist #144086
Card Stock:  *Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148-Tranquil Tide & Dapper Denim
Whisper White
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  #144147
Big Shot:  *Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Layering Circles Framelits  #141705
Other:  *Eastern Vinyl Stickers #144150
Stamping Sponge Wedges
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut the first piece diagonally.  For the second piece:
~Put it with the other side up.
~Hold one of the first cut diagonal pieces next to it to help you decide which way to cut it diagonally.  Cut.
~Do you want to sponge around the edge?  If you do, do it now.  (I am out of town and forgot my sponges.  I miss them!!!)
~Lay one of each pattern on your card front.  Attach the bottom/right side first.  Then attach the top/left side.  Mine overlapped a little along the diagonal center to get it straight.
~Add a border sticker to the one edge if desired.
~Repeat with the other two diagonal pieces.  I put these on a Dapper Denim card base.  See Wednesday’s post for this card.
3.  Cut the Flower Medallion from Dapper Denim card stock.  It will not cut completely out.  You will need to put your paper snips or scissors in between the petals and cut it off the card stock.  Fold the petals up along the score lines.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with a Scallop Layering Circle making sure it will fit inside the Flower Medallion center.  Sponge around the edges with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Stamp smaller images in Lemon Lime Twist ink around the sentiment if desired.  Attach to inside of Flower Medallion.  Attach Flower Medallion to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

      

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Eastern Beauty Stamped Background Card

This card features a Stamped Background using the Eastern Beauty stamp set available May 1st as part of the Eastern Palace Starter and Premier Bundles.  You can choose any two or three stamps and the same number of ink colors to make your Stamped Background.  You can stamp in a pattern as shown.  Or stamp randomly with stamped images overlapping.
Eastern Beauty Stamped Background CardThe next few weeks will feature cards made with the Premier Bundle and a few other supplies I could fit in my suitcase as I am at my parents’ house helping out.  My Dad has been in the hospital and was moved to rehab last night.  Yes, I actually made this card this morning with not nearly enough sleep.  I think it turned out pretty well.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Inks:  Fresh Fig
Tranquil Tide
Lemon Lime Twist
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White card base
Tranquil Tide from the Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148
Whisper White
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Other:  Stamping Sponge
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  I used Thick Whisper White to conserve my colored card stock.
2.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card front layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Choose your Three stamps and three ink colors.  I used Tranquil Tide ink for the curvy square stamp, Fresh Fig for the larger flower stamp, and Lemon Lime Twist for the small center flower.
~Stamp your center stamp first-Curvy Square
~Now stamp your large Flower stamp on each side of the Curvy Square.
~Stamp the Curvy Square in the corners.
~Stamp the small flower in the center of the Curvy Squares and the large Flowers.
NOTE:  You can stamp your greeting in the center Curvy Square if desired.  I didn’t think about doing that until after I was finished stamping.
Your Background is finished.
4.  The stamp I used comes curved.  Straighten it out on a clear block, then stamp.  I used Tranquil Tide ink.
~Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.
~Sponge around the edges with Fresh Fig ink.
~Attach to card front with half Stampin’ Dimensionals.
NOTE:  I did not bring any sponges with me so I used some Kleenex wrapped around my finger to sponge the edges.  While this may seem cheaper, using a Kleenex instead of a sponge is harder to get the sponging effect I want.  The Kleenex also crumbles and removing the crumbles leaves ink smears.  Just so you know.  At least I remembered my Stamp Blocks this time.

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Happy Easter Card

Happy Easter!  Make this fun Easter Card using the retiring Botanical Builder Framelits.
Happy Easter Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Suite Sayings Wood Mount #140709, Clear Mount #140712  (Retiring-available until May 22, 2017 or May 31st.)
Inks:  Memento Black
Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Cucumber Crush (retiring)
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Botanical Builder Framelits #140615  (Retiring-50% OFF while supplies last!)
Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  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.  Stamps the Easter sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit.
3.  Cut four ferns from Cucumber Crush card stock, one Melon Mambo flower, and one Whisper White Flower center.
4.  Sponge around the Circle Easter Framelit with Melon Mambo ink.  Attach to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals about 5/8″ from the right card edge.
5.  Glue Two ferns around the left side of the circle.  I just put a thin line of Tombow down the center.  The stems also overlapped slightly.  Lay down the third fern and lay it in position.  Trim off excess.  Glue on.  Repeat with the last fern.
6.  Put a half Stampin’ Dimensional behind each center flower petal.  Remove backings.  Put a thin line of Tombow on the thin outside petals and a circle of glue in the center.  Lay the flower where you want it and hold down the flower center for a few seconds.  Now press down all flower petal parts.  You will have to rub your finger around each thin flower petal part.  Glue the Flower Center to the flower holding down the center.  Fluff up the White outer Flower center parts.  You are finished!

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Fishes in the Sea Card

This card was made with the Seaside Shore stamp set (not retiring) and the By the Shore Designer Series Paper (retiring).  Great for most occasions.  Retiring Product Available while supplies last.  CLICK HERE to see your choices by May 31, 2017.
Fishes in the Sea CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Seaside Shore  Wood Mount#131622, Clear Mount#141625
Inks:  Old Olive
Old Olive Marker
Emerald Envy
Crushed Curry
Rich Razzleberry
Pacific Point
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Whisper White
By the Shore Designer Series Paper #141640  (Or use the Seaside Embossing Folder #141481)
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips or scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 5″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp the plants in Old Olive ink.  (Stamped twice on each side.)  Color them in with your Old Olive Marker.  Stamp Ahoy There! in Pacific Point Ink.
3.  Stamp and cut out your three fish.  These are stamped in Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, and Rich Razzleberry.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the fist and attach to the card front.

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Tasty Treats Ice Cream Card

Make this cute brightly colored Ice Cream on a stick Card for any occasion.  This is a quick card to make and uses few supplies.
Ice Cream on a stick CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cool Treats  Photopolymer #142982
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Whisper White
Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142770
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Ribbon:  Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched #141426
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Ice Cream Bar on Whisper White card stock with Flirty Flamingo and Crumb Cake inks.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tie your Ribbon around it.
4.  Lay your stamped oval on the card front and adjust the position of the bow.
5.  Attach your patterned paper to your card base.
6.  Attach your stamped Ice Cream Bar to your card front.
7.  If desired, you can add a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card to write in.
You are finished!

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Hey Chick Sale-a-bration Card

The Hey Chick stamp set is very popular and only available until Friday, March 31st!  Make several of these in a variety of colors.
Hey Chick CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hey Chick  Wood #143328, Clear #143331 (2017 Sale-a-bration available until March 31, 2017)
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Markers:  Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Real Red
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Delightful Dijon
Soft Suede
Crushed Curry
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder #143231
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Soft Suede card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~Delightful Dijon card front at 4” x 5-1/4”.
2.  Run your Delightful Dijon card stock through the Big Shot with the Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder using the following sandwich:
~Big Shot Platform (Remove the Thin Die Adapter) OR Multipurpose Platform (both tabs open)
~Embossing folder with card stock inside
~Top Cutting Plate
~Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp one chick each on Crushed Curry card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, and Whisper White card stock. Cut out with the coordinating Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Stamp the sentiment of your choice in StayzOn Black on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with scissors.  Attach three half Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
4.  Lay all four pieces on your card front so you are happy with their placement. Remove one piece at a time, remove Stampin’ Dimensionals backs, and attach.  Repeat with the other pieces.

Have fun using the Hey Chick stamp set for a variety of cards.  Get it FREE with a $50 purchase only until March 31, 2017!

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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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

Watercolored Flowers Card

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

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

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

Happy Watercoloring!

Sneek Peek: Lacy Kindred Spirits Card

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

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

Happy Card Making!

Flower Thank You Card

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

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

Happy Card Making!

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

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

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

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

Happy Sale-a-bration!

Color Inside the Lines with Watercolor Pencils

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

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

Happy Watercoloring!

Give Thanks Card

This is a quick and easy Thanksgiving card.  Choose your patterned paper.  Choose a sentiment.  Stamp and die cut.  Attach to card.  Add some bling if you want to.
Give Thanks CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle #142335:  Banners For You Photopolymer stamp set #141710 + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Stamps:  Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer #141936
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #141642
Other:  Gold Sequins
Glue Dots
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight 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 with Fast Fuse.
3.  Stamp your Banner in Always Artichoke.
~Lay your Labeler Letters stamps upside down on the stamped banner in the position you want them.  Lay a Clear Stamp Block on top of the stamps.  Stamp in Cajun Craze ink.
~Cut out your stamped Banner with the coordinating Framelit.
~Attach Banner to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Attach a few sequins to the card front using Glue Dots.
5.  You now have a quick, but nice looking card to give to someone.

Happy Thanksgiving Card Making!

You’re The Best Flower Card

We made this All Occasion card at a Church Women’s Group activity.  There were lots of different word stamps out for them to use.  They all loved it!
You're the Best Punch Art Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Friendly Wishes  Wood #138698, Clear #139579
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663
Punches:  Pansy  #130698
Flower Medallion  #137417
3/4″ Circle Punch  #119873
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot

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 the rest of your card stock:
~Whisper White at 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
~Melon Mambo at 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Patterned Paper at 1″ x 5-1/2″
3.  Punch:
~Flower Medallion in Melon Mambo card stock
~Pansy in Whisper White
~3/4″ Circle in Night of Navy
Layer your Flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add the Circle to the Flower center with a Glue Dot.
4.  Stamp your words in Night of Navy ink on the bottom of your Whisper White card stock.   Attach your Flowers.
5.  Attach your Whisper White layer to the Melon Mambo layer with Fast Fuse.
6.  Attach your strip of Patterned Designer Series Paper to the center of your Night of Navy card base with Fast Fuse.  Add your Flower layers to your card front.

Enjoy making this All Occasion Flower card in a variety of colors with words to fit the occasion.

Paisley and Flower card

I have really enjoyed the Paisley Thinlits that came with my Paisleys and Posies Bundle.  Have fun experimenting when you make your own card!
Paisley & flower cardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Paisley Framelits #141849
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut with your Big Shot:
~3 Bermuda Bay Large Paisley shapes
~3 Whisper White Flower shapes
3.  Lay out all 6 shapes so you are happy.  Glue them on.  WOW! you are done!  Play with the colors for guys.  All my guys (and even my daughters) LOVE Paisley!

Enjoy the Paisley side of life!