Happy Autumn Marquee Message

Here is another All Occasion Fall Card.  I was looking through my stamps and saw the Marquee Messages stamp set and decided to try it out for Fall. Hope you like it!Autumn Marquee Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages Photopolymer #141727
Vintage Leaves #138802
Date It #141563
Ink:  Memento Black
Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango Marker
Old Olive Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Delightful Dijon
Big Shot:  Hello You Thinlits #137363
Adhesives:  Tombow or Fine Tip Glue Pen
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.  Stamp your Marquee Messages stamp in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Be careful, mine smeared a little.  Also stamp it on Delightful Dijon card stock.  Stamp Autumn in Cajun Craze on the banner.  Stamp your leaf in Crushed Curry ink and gently roll the edges in the Cajun Craze ink so you can still see some of the Crushed Curry ink.  Stamp in the center of the Marquee.
3.  Color your stamped Whisper White image:
~Tangerine Tango:  Small rectangles on the left side
~Old Olive:  All the shading around the Arrow and the Banner
~Tangerine Tango:  The dots on the Delightful Dijon Arrow
4.  Cut out the Delightful Dijon Arrow and the Marquee.
5.  Attach the Delightful Dijon Arrow over the Whisper White Arrow with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White Marquee card stock.
6.  Cut out the Happy from Delightful Dijon card stock.
7.  Lay out your Marquee and Happy so you like them.  Glue on the Happy.  Attach the Marquee with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Autumn!

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!

Thoughtful Branches Card

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

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

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

Foxy Friends Bunny Card

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

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

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

 

Bunch of Blossoms Flower Card in Pinks

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

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

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

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

Peachy Thank You Card

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

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

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

Butterfly in Purples

This Watercolor Wings Butterfly is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, and Elegant Eggplant inks and cut out with the Bold Butterfly Framelits.  Choose your color combination and make your own Butterfly Card.
Butterfly in PurplesSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Watercolor Wings  Photopolymer #139424
Inks:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Flirty Flamingo
Vellum #101856
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #141657
Big Shot:  Bold Butterfly Framelits #138135
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base leaving about 1/8″ of the card base showing at the folded edge.
3.  Stamp your Butterfly on Sweet Sugarplum card stock:
~the large solid Butterfly shape in Sweet Sugarplum ink.
~the Butterfly center with the dots at the edges in Rich Razzleberry ink.
~the Butterfly outside edge stamp in Elegant Eggplant.
~Cut out your Butterfly with the large Butterfly Framelit.
~Stamp the Butterfly body in Elegant Eggplant.  I usually end up cutting off part of the body if I stamp first then cut.  So I have started stamping the wings, cutting it out with the Framelit, then stamping the body.
4.  Use your Big Shot with the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT cutting pad to cut out the smaller Butterfly from Vellum card stock.
5.  Fold both Butterfly’s wings next to the Butterfly body.  Attach together with Glue Dots.
6.  Stamp your saying in Rich Razzleberry ink.
7.  Position your Butterfly and attach it with Glue Dots on the back of the Butterfly Body.

Enjoy making Butterfly cards in a variety of color combinations.

Foxy Friend Card

I am enjoying the Foxy Friends products and made this Fox card using the Foxy Friends stamp set and the A Little Foxy  Designer Series Paper.  Have fun with all the animal variations you can make with this stamp set!  This card is perfect for animal lovers, men, and boys.
Foxy Friends Fox CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set #141549  (Bundled with the Fox Builder Punch #142326)
Ink: Cajun Craze
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″)  #141637
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits  #138281
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
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.  Choose your patterned paper design and cut it at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base with either Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
3.  Stamp your Fox:
~Body in Cajun Craze ink
~Eyes and Nose in Memento Black
4.  Cut your Fox out using the Lots of Label Framelit that is wide enough.  Position the Top of the Framelit close to the top of the Fox and run through your Big Shot.  Reposition the Framelit lining up the sides so the Bottom of the Framelit is in the position you want.  Run through your Big Shot.  Watch this Video to see how to shorten your cut Framelit shapes.
5.  Cut the next larger Framelit in Cajun Craze card stock.  Lay your Fox die cut on top of your Cajun Craze die cut leaving the border at the Top you want.  Reposition your Framelit on the Cajun Craze card stock so you have the same border at the bottom of your die cut.  Run through your Big Shot.
6.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of both die cuts.  Attach the Fox die cut to the Cajun Craze card stock die cut.  Move your Fox around until it is in the position you like.  Attach it to your card front.

Buy the Foxy Friends Stamp Set HERE.   Buy the Foxy Friends Bundle HERE.

Enjoy making this Foxy Friends Card for someone special.

Bermuda Bay Flower & Sequin Card

This card is another card with mostly stamping with the Flower Patch and Friendly Wishes stamp sets and a strip of sequins to dress it up some.  Have fun making one yourself.  This is the perfect card for beginning stampers AND those who need to make a quick card with some sparkle.
Flower Patch Sequin CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flower Patch   Photopolymer #134207
Friendly Wishes   Wood #138698, Clear #139579
Ink:  Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay Ombre Stampin’ Pad  #141608
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Bermuda Bay
Embellishment:  Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim #137910
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video  for more instruction on Basic Card Bases.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp your large flower in Island Indigo ink on the upper left corner of your Whisper White card front.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in the lower right corner of your card front using the Bermuda Bay Ombre ink pad.
5.  Angle your Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim diagonally across the center of your card between the flower and your sentiment.  Attach with a Glue Dot at both the top and bottom edge of your card front.  Trim so one sequin hangs off at each end of your card front.
6.  Attach your card front with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  You can also attach a Glue Dot to the back of each sequin that hangs over the edge so they will stay attached to your sequin strip.

Have fun using the new Bermuda Bay Ombre ink pad and Sequin Trim!

Love Card

This LOVE card, made with the Letters for You Framelits,  can be used for many occasions:  birthday, engagement, wedding, or anniversary.  This one is for my daughter’s birthday.  Her name is too long to fit on this size card.  Choose your patterned Designer Series Paper and card stock to coordinate.  All Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers have the coordinating colors listed on the package to help you coordinate your projects.
LOVE CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Mint Macaron
Daffodil Delight
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632
Big Shot:  Large Letters Framelits #141712  (Also Bundled with Letters for You Photopolymer stamp set #142348)
Adhesives:  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″.  Watch this Video for more about card bases.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper and coordinating Mint Macaron card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Now get out your Big Shot and Letter Framelits.  You can use either the Multipurpose Platform that came with your Big Shot or the Magnetic Platform which will hold your Framelits in place.  Choose the four letters you want and lay them in the position you want them on your Mint Macron card stock.  Run through your Big Shot.  Save the center parts of the letters (such as the O here).
4.  Use half Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your die cut Mint Macaron card front.  Place half Dimensionals next to the edges of the letter cut out also.  Now add any letter centers with half Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Attach to the Designer Series Paper making sure all four sides are lined up.  Now  attach your layered card front to your card base with Fast Fuse or SNAIL or Tombow Glue.

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Have fun making your own Dimensional pretty word card with the Letters for You Framelits for someone special!

Fun Fish Card

This easy Seaside Shore Fish Card is quick to make and perfect for Summer.
Seaside Shore Fish CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Seaside Shore   Wood #141622, Clear #141625
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Real Red
Dapper Denim
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Island Indigo
Big Shot:  Seaside embossing folder #141481
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Island Indigo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more details on making a card base.
2.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp your plant several time in Wild Wasabi ink.  Stamp your fish in Rich Razzleberry ink (center fish), Dapper Denim (fish on left), and Real Red (fish on right).
3.  Now run your stamped card front through your Big Shot with the Seaside embossing folder.  Attach it to your card base with Tombow Glue.
4.  Variations:
~Simplify: You can just stamp the fish on and attach to your card base without using the embossing folder.
~Upgrade/Step Up:  You can stamp the fish on Whisper White card stock, cut them out, and glue them on to the embossed card front.

Seaside Shore wood mount stamp set   Seaside Shore clear mount stamp set

Have fun making this Seaside Shore Fish Card!

Oh Happy Day Hello Card

This is the first card in the Oh Happy Day Card Kit.  This Kit makes 20 different cards and comes with an Exclusive Stamp Set, clear block, small ink pad, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and all the card bases, card parts, and embellishments you need to finish all 20 unique cards.  You just need to supply the rest of the adhesives.  This is perfect to give as a gift or take with you when traveling this summer.  After all, we don’t want to go through craft withdrawals when on vacation do we?
Oh Happy Day Card 1

SUPPLIES:
Oh Happy Day Kit #142725
Basic Black Marker
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Glue Dot
Tombow Glue

I am working on a Tutorial for this Kit.  You will receive the Tutorial FREE if you buy the Kit from My Online Store.  The Tutorial will also be For Sale if you purchase it from someone else and/or live in another country.  I will let you know when it is available.

Thanks Kindly Heart Card

This is a quick and easy Thank You card using 1 stamp, 1 Heart Framelit from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, and 1 Embossing Folder (with your Big Shot).  It also uses my new favorite monochromatic color combination of Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, and Cherry Cobbler.
Thanks Kindly Heart CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  One Big Meaning   Wood #138788, Clear #139420
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Flirty Flamingo
Big Shot:  Sweet & Sassy Framelits  #141707 (Layering Hearts)
Seaside Embossing Folder  #141481
Accent:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine  #123125
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  (If you want a border around it then cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.)  Place the large Heart Framelit of your choice in the center and cut it out with your Big Shot.  Now place in your Embossing Folder with the waves going the direction you want and run through your Big Shot.  Use Tombow Glue to attach it to your card base.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.  You can use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help you get it exactly where you want it inside the heart.
4.  Tie a bow with Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.  Put a Glue Dot behind the knot and attach it to your card.

Enjoy making this quick and easy Thank You card using your favorite color combination.

Flourishing Phrases Striped card

I have been really enjoying the Flourishing Phrases Bundle and this is the fifth card I have made with it.  The first four cards are part of an Online Class which should be ready by next Wednesday, June 22, 2016.  This is a pretty quick card to make.  Get out your Glue and your Big Shot and make a card!  You can choose your own two colors.
Flourishing Phrases Circular Strip CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Flourishing Phrases stamp set + Flourish Thinlits  Wood #142322, Clear #142323
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Elegant Eggplant
Punches: Scallop Tag Topper  #133324
Project Life Corner Rounder #135346
Trim:  Silver Sequin Trim #138399
Adhesives:  Fine Tip Glue Pen OR Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more instruction on card bases.
2.  Cut five Elegant Eggplant Circular Strips using the Thinlit from the Fourish Thinlits set.  Remove the excess pieces with either the Big Shot Die Brush or a toothpick.  I poked a few holes at the tip with a toothpick and pulled the Circular Strip and it came of really easily.
3.  Figure out where the center of your card front is (or just guess like I did).  Put dots of Glue on the edges of your Circular Strip and lay it in the center.  Next do the top and bottom Circular Strips, the the ones in between the center and the top or bottom strips.
4.  Cut a 1-3/4″ x 4″ piece of Sweet Sugarplum for your Tag.  Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the bottom two corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.  Stamp your sentiment in Elegant Eggplant ink.  Sponge around the Tag edges with Elegant Eggplant ink.
5.  Cut two Elegant Eggplant Flowers using the small flower Thinlit.  Attach them to your Tag with Glue.
6.  Cut about 6″ of Silver Sequin Trim.  Thread through the Tag hole and tie once loosely.
7.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of your Tag and attach it to your card front.
8.  If desired, you can add a Circular Strip to the front of your envelope or to the envelope flap.

Flourishing Phrases Wood Mount Bundle Buy Now    Flourishing Phrases Clear Mount Bundle Buy Now

Have fun using the Flourishing Phrases Bundle!

I Love You Flower Card

This card uses the Falling Flowers Bundle for the images and the Flourishing Phrases stamp set for the words.  A sweet and simple card to give to someone you love.
I Love You Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Falling Flowers stamp set + May Flowers Framelits Wood #142328, Clear #142329
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases   Wood #141531, Clear #141534  (Bundle with Flourish Thinlits  Wood #142322, Clear #142323)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo
Thick Whisper White
Adhesive:  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 your sentiment in Dapper Denim ink in the lower left corner on your card base.
3.  Stamp your Falling Flowers Flourish in Wild Wasabi ink on your card base above the lower left sentiment.
4.  Cut your large Melon Mambo May Flower Thinlit using your Big Shot.  I just used my Magnetic Platform and two fairly flat cutting plates.  Glue it to your card base by dotting Fine Tip Glue on the back of each petal tip.  After laying it on your card base smooth it with your Bone Folder to help it stick to the card better.
5.  Stamp I love you in Dapper Denim ink in the upper right space on your card front.  Use a Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.
6.  Decorate the envelope flap with the Falling Flowers Flourish you used on the front of your card.
7.  Give it to someone you love.

Falling Phrases Wood Mount Bundle    Falling Flowers Clear Mount Bundle

Enjoy using the Falling Flowers Bundle and the Flourishing Phrases stamp sets!

Foxy Raccoon Card

This Raccoon Card is the first card I made when my first order from the NEW 2016-2017 Catalog arrived.  It was fun and fairly easy to make.  Have fun playing with this Foxy Friends stamp set!  This card would be great for the nature lovers and men and boys.
Foxy Raccoon-001SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamps + Fox Builder Punch  #142326
Inks:  Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Chocolate Chip
Old Olive
Always Artichoke
Memento Black
Old Olive & Always Artichoke Markers
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6)  #141637
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

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 Foxy Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 3-5/8″ x 4-1/4″.
4.  Stamp:
~Raccoon body in Crumb Cake
~Raccoon tail stripes in Soft Suede
~Raccoon eye patches and ears in Soft Suede
~Raccoon Face in Memento Black
~Tree stump in Chocolate Chip
~Leaf sprig in Old Olive
~Leaf Arch in Old Olive
~Tree in Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  Both my ink pads and markers need to be reinked…..  NOTE:  Before stamping the Tree punch out the images using the Fox Builder Punch.  Trim the Tail piece in about 1/8″ all around.  Center the tail piece over the stamped tail and use the head piece to cover his back legs but put it in about 1/8″.  This 1/8″ inset will make the tree stamp closer to the body so you won’t have to color in as much white space around the Raccoon tail and body.
~Use your Old Olive Marker to make little lines for grass.
5.  Attach stamped piece to card base.

Have fun making your own Raccoon or Fox card!

Detailed Floral Framelits Card

I wanted these Detailed Floral Thinlits as soon as I saw them in the catalog!  Here is my first card using the Floral Phrases Bundle which includes the Floral Phrases stamp set and the Detailed Floral Thinlits.
Thank You Floral cardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Floral Phrases stamp set + Detailed Floral Thinlits  Wood#142354, Clear #142355
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Adhesive:  Fine Tip Glue Pen
Tools:  Big Shot #143263  Comes with NEW Big Shot Platform!!
Big Shot Die Brush
Precision Base Plate
FLAT Cutting Pads

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″.
~Take to your Big Shot and put on your Precision Base Platform (which is on either your Magnetic Platform or your Multipurpose Platform).
~Lay your Sweet Sugarplum card stock on the Precision Base Platform.
~When you lay each of the Detailed Floral Thinlits on your Sweet Sugarplum card stock leave the same distance to the edge of the card stock on all three sides.  (I wish I would have done that.  It cut differently than I thought.)
~Now lay your FLAT cutting plate on top and run through your Big Shot.
~Use your Big Shot Die Brush and foam pad to remove all the tiny pieces.  You can also use your Bone Folder or a toothpick to remove the pieces.
~Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add dots of glue around the edges and at some spots in the center of each die cut part of your card front.  Attach to your card base.  Smooth over the whole piece with your Bone Folder to make sure glue attaches well to your card base.
3.  Stamp the Thank You phrase in Rich Razzleberry ink.

Floral Phrases Wood Mount Bundle    Floral Phrases Clear Mount Bundle

Enjoy using your Floral Frames stamp set and Detailed Floral Thinlits to make some cards!

Sneak Peek: Swirly Scribbles Card

The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits were used to create this simple card.  Have fun making your own version.
Swirly Scribbles Flower cardSUPPLIES:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:  *Love and Affection Photopolymer #141545
Ink: *Emerald Envy #141396
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
*Sweet Sugarplum #141418
*Emerald Envy 141415
Big Shot: *Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Bundle Alert!  The *Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and Swirly Bird stamp set also come bundled at a discount.  Photopolymer #142353

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 long Swirly Scribble out of Emerald Envy card stock and  your Thinlit and Big Shot.  Cut out  three round Swirly Circles from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  The large flower is made up of two die cuts.
3.  Lay out your pieces on your card front.  Glue in place.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Emerald Envy ink.
5.  You can also decorate your envelope or envelope flap by stamping images from the coordinating Swirly Bird stamp set #141749.

Remember, you can get all your supplies at My Online Store 24/7.

Enjoy using your Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to make a variety of cards!

More Stamping 101 & 102 Cards

Here are Stamping 101 and Stamping 102 cards made by my friends at our Upline Meeting.  I hope this inspires you to make your own Stamping 101 and Stamping 102 cards.

MADE BY KAREN
Karen used the NEW Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle #142353.  For her 101 card she just stamped on the card base.  For her 102 card she cut the card front off at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and layered it on a Dapper Denim card base.  She also added some die cuts from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.
Karen's Stamping 101 CardKarens Stamping 102 CardMADE BY BILLIE
Billie used the NEW Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer #141739 stamp set.  I did not get a picture of her Stamping 101 card.  She just stamped the words directly on the card base for 101 and added the layers (Layering Squares Framelits) for 102.  She also added some Pearls for 102.
Billies Stamping 102 CardMADE BY SHARON
Sharon’s Stamping 101 card has everything just stamped on the card base.  For her Stamping 102 card she just stamped the tree and leaves a second time on Whisper White card stock then cut it in a rectangle and layered it with the same color of card stock as she stamped the Tree in.  She them punched out a small heart and layered it on the rectangle.  She used the Sheltering Tree stamp set  Photopolymer #137163.
Sharons Stamping 102 CardI hope this gives you some ideas to either simplify your cards using Stamping 101 Techniques, OR add some layers, die cuts, or embellishments for a Stamping 102 Card.