I Love You Card for Sketch Challenge #12

Here is an I Love You card you can use for Valentine’s Day.  It is for Sketch Challenge #12 which posted on Saturday on Facebook .  I decided to make two versions of this Sketch.  I will post the secone card on Wednesday.  Hope these cards give you some inspiration for your own cards and projects.
Sketch #12

I Love You cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Banners For You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla
Berry Burst
Pink Pirouette
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #144143
Big Shot:  Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Stamping Sponge
Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon #144133
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Attach your Berry Burst Ribbon by running a strip of Fast Fuse 1-3/4″ from the bottom edge.  Lay your Ribbon over the Fast Fuse.  Trim the excess from the sides.
3.  Choose two patterns of Designer Series Paper and cut a 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ strip of each.  Punch one end of each strip with the Banner Triple Punch.  Sponge around the edge with Berry Burst ink.  Decide which will go on the bottom.   Decide what the length will be.  Attach it with Fast Fuse.  Trim off the excess from the top and sponge the edge of the strip.  Decide how short the second strip will be.  Use Fast Fuse on the top edge and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the sides and tips.  Attach, trim top, and sponge top.
4.  Now for the Hearts.  Choose the size of Heart Framelits you want.  Cut the larger one from Berry Burst cardstock and the smaller one from Pink Pirouette cardstock.  Sponge around the edges of both hearts with Berry Burst ink.  Stamp your words in Berry Burst ink on the Pink Pirouette heart.  Attach the Berry Burst Heart with Fast Fuse.  Attach the smaller Heart with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished!

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I Love You Valentine Card

This I Love You Valentine card uses something NEW and something old (but still current).  Make this and give it to someone you love.
I Love You Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Color Theory 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144193
Big Shot:  Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Sweetheart embossing folder #143705
Sweet & Sassy (Hearts) Framelits #141707
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Big Shot:
~Run your Pink Pirouette card front through with the Sweetheart embossing folder.
~Cut out five Hearts from the Rich Razzleberry ombre Color Theory DSP.  Tyr to get at least the larger hearts so they show lighter and darker color on the same heart.  Make sure they will fit on your card front.
~Stamp the Banner in Sweet Sugarplum ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the words in Rich Razzleberry ink.  Cut out with the coordinating Banner framelit.  (Or you can just cut it out like I did.  My Banner Framelits were in hiding at the time.)
4.  Assemble your card.
~Lay out the die cut hearts and banner on your embossed card front.  Yes, I did mostly cover the heart shape in the center.
~Glue the Hearts directly onto the card front.
~Attach the Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Glue the card front onto your card base.
Your card is finished.
5.  If desired, emboss your envelope flap with the Sweetheart embossing folder.

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Pandas in the Bamboo

Use the Party Pandas Level 1 Sale-a-bration stamp set to make this card.  It uses few supplies and is FUN to make.  Wish I was up there playing in the trees!
Panda in the Bamboo CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Party Pandas  Wood Mount #147218, Clear Mount #147221   EARN FREE with $50 purchase!
Ink:
  Memento Black
Real Red Marker or Marker color of your choice
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Old Olive
Color Theory 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack #144193
Big Shot:  Everyday Jars Framelits #141490 or Leaves of your choice
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049  OR Stamparatus
Adhesive:
  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Pandas on Whisper White cardstock with Black ink.  Cut them out.
~Wood Mounted:  Use with the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get each Panda a solid black color.
~Clear Mount:  Place your 3 pandas on either a large clear block and stamp with the Stamp-a-ma-jig or on a Stamparatus clear panel as you will need to stamp each one twice to get the solid black color. (At least I did.)
3.  Cut 3-5 strips of the Old Olive Color Theory paper from 1/8″ to 3/8″ wide.  These will be your Bamboo stalks.  The 3/8″ will just fit between the bear paws holding the envelope.
4.  Cut up to 12 of the long stem leaves from the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I used 12 and trimmed off the long stems so the leaves would just fit under the Bamboo Stalks.  You can trim the two branches apart if desired.  In hindsight, I probably used too many leaves.  This is a much busier card than I usually make.
5.  Lay your Pandas, Bamboo Stalks, and Leaves on the card front.  Glue down from left to right, back to front.  This will be messy.  Work on your Silicone Craft Sheet to prevent Glue getting on everything.  Trim off the excess Bamboo Stalks and leaves around your card.
Your Card is finished!

Merry Christmas! Layered Bethlehem Card

Merry Christmas!  Enjoy spending time celebrating with your family and friends!  I am taking this week off to play with my family.
Merry Christmas Bethlehem CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Star of Light  Photopolymer #142110
Ink:  Whisper White craft ink #145406
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler
Night of Navy
Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Bethlehem Edgelits #144676
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Embellishments:  Mini Gift Bows #144127
Adhesives:  Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108
Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prepare:
~Cherry Cobbler card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cherry Cobbler card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use a Layering Circle Framelit to cut a circle from the center.  Cut Foam Adhesive Strips and put them on the back around the circle cut out AND along the back outside edges.
~Night of Navy background.  Cut 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Stamp the swirly starlight stamp in Whisper White craft ink to make the night sky stars to go behind the cut out city part.
~Very Vanilla cardstock:  Cut one Tall City edgelit and one Short City edgelit.
~Night of Navy-cut out the Mary and Joseph silouette.
~Optional:  If you do not have a Mini Gift Bow, cut out the Star from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
2.  Assemble your card.
~You will be mounting the city pieces on the back of your Cherry Cobbler card front using the Foam Adhesive Strips you put around the cut out Circle and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the city pieces.  Cut the city pieces along the outside of the Foam Adhesive Strips that are around the Circle cut out so they do not touch the outside edge Foam Adhesive Strips.
~Use the Short City piece first.  Place one edge of the city along the bottom of the circle looking at it from the front.  When it is in the position you like, attach to the Foam Adhesive Strips.  Cut off the part that does not show.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the cut City Piece attached to the card front.
~Attach the cut off part of the Short City behind the first part of the short city.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of this short city piece.
~Now for the Tall City Parts.  Attach one part of the Tall city.  Cut off the excess.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Now attach the rest of the Tall City piece.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Attach the Night of Navy background to behind your city cut out.  It will attach to both the Foam Adhesive strips around the circle and the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the city parts.  Trim the edges if necessary so they do not stick out beyone the outside edges of the outside Foam Adhesive Strips.
~Lay your card front down so you see the back.  Look to see how even the level is.  Are there parts that stick above the outside Foam Adhesive Strips?  If not, just attach with the one layer of Foam Adhesive Strips.  If parts do stick up above the Foam Adhesive Strips, then add a second layer of Foam Adhesive Strips around the outside edges.
~Attach to card base centering the card front.
~Now Glue on Mary and Joseph.
~Attach the Mini Gift Bow or star.
Your card is finished!  Admire your artistic accomplishment and work of art!!

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Wise Men Christmas Card

This quick Wise Men Christmas Card was a favorite at my Stamp a Stack Class.  This is an easy one to make multiples of.
Wise Men Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wise Men From Afar  Wood Mount #144872, Clear Mount #144875
Ink:  Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Thick Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Be Merry 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Starlight Thinlits #141840
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon #144117
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cherry Cobbler card layer at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
~DSP layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Stamp the Wise Men in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with your Big Shot and an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.
~Cut the Small Star from the Starlight Thinlits set from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
2.  Assemble your Card:
~Attach the Cherry Cobbler card layer and the DSP layer with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
~Lay the Wise Men and Star on the card layers to decide where to put your Ribbon.  Tie it around the card layers.  Use a Glue Dot if necessary to hold your knot pieces in place.
~Attach your Wise Men over the Ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Attach your Star with eith 2 Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
~Attach your card layers to your card base.
~Add your Clear Faceted Gem to the center of your star.
Your card is finished.

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Tree Thank You Card

I am finally using my Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper and my Card Front Builder Framelits.  The Card Builder Framelits are available while supplies last or January 2.  This is one of the cards we are making at my Thank You Card Class today.
Foil Frenzy Tree Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Thankful Thoughts  Wood Mount #141519, Clear Mount #141522
Ink:  Basic Black Archival #140931
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz
Wild Wasabi
Always Artichoke
Foil Frenzy 12×12 Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144125
Big Shot:  Card Front Builder Thinlits #144674
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Embellishments:  Jute Twine #144625
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Pear Pizzazz card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Pear Pizzazz card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2.
~Foil Frenzy DSP at 4″ x 4″.
~Stamp Thank You on Wild Wasabi cardstock in Black ink.  Cut out with the small Stitched Shapes Oval and your Big Shot.
~Cut out the three trees from the Card Front Builder Thinlits from Always Artichock cardstock.  Put Mini Stampin Dimensionals down the center of each tree.  I used a half Mini Stampin’ Dimensional behind the top of each tree.
2.  Put together your card:
~Attach your Foil Frenzy DSP on the Pear Pizzazz cardfront over to the left side.
~Lay out your Trees and Thank You.  Attach all with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Run a strip of Fast Fuse or SNAIL along the back of your card front where you want the Jute Twine to be.  Wrap the Jute Twine around the card front and tie in a bow.  Hold in place if necessary with Glue Dots.  Attach card front to card base with Tombow Glue.  Glue will work best because of the thick Jute Twine.
Your card is finished.

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Rejoicing in Christ Christmas Card

This Rejoicing in Christ Christmas Card uses the Night in Bethlehem bundle. It is a nice Christmas card which is easy to make if you do all the Big Shot cutting at the same time.
Rejoicing in Christ Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Night in Bethlehem  Wood Mount#144809, Clear Mount #145282
Ink:  Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Smoky Slate
Be Merry 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Big Shot:  Bethlehem Edgelits #144676
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP card layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Stamp & Cut With Big Shot:
~Stamp in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock:  Mary & Joseph, Shepherd, Rejoicing in Christ.  Cut out Mary & Joseph, and the Shepherd with coordinating Framelits.  Cut out Rejoicing in Christ with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.
Cut with Big Shot:
~Daffodil Delight Star
~Smoky Slate tall town Thinlit
~Whisper White short town Thinlit.
2.  Attach DSP card layer to Thick Whisper White card base.
3.  Lay out all your pieces on the card front in the position desired.
Attach:
~Rejoicing in Christ with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
~Star with Tombow.  Add the Self-Adhesive Clear Faceted Gem.
~Smoky Slate Tall Town with Tombow.
~Whisper White Short Town with Tombow.  I lined up the bottom with the bottom of the Smoky Slate.
~Mary & Joseph with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
~Shepherd with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished!

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Striped Christmas Card

This quick Christmas Card can use any patterned paper, but I really love the look with the Striped Paper from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.
Easy Striped Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh What Fun  Photopolymer #140386
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Be Merry Designer Series Paper #144111
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems  #144142
Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon #144117
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your striped paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use the Scallop Die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut the Scallops along one of the 5-1/4″ sides.  Tie your Ribbon around the striped paper.
3.  Stamp Happy Christmas on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut it out with your Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Oval that best fits.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Decide where you want your sentiment on the striped paper.  Adjust the ribbon if necessary.  Attach your sentiment.
5.  Attach your striped card front to your card base.  Add the Clear Faceted Gems to your sentiment die cut.
Your card is finished!  Now write inside, address the envelope, and mail yor card.

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Happy Christmas made by Kiev

Kiev made this Happy Christmas card when we had a card making binge when she came to help me.  It is a fun card and pretty easy to make.
Happy Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh What Fun  Photopolymer #140386
Ink:  Garden Green
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Thick Whisper White
Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper #144617
Foil Snowflakes #144642
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Ribbon:  Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon #144631
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ c 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Real Red card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Quilted Christmas paper at 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
~Stamp Happy Christmas in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with your Big Shot and a Stitched Shapes Circle die.
2.  Assemble:
~Attach your Quilted Christmas paper to your Real Red card layer.
~Wrap your Ribbon around the center of the card layers and tie in a bow.   Keep it in place with Glue Dots if necessary.
~Attach card layers to Thick Whisper White card base
~Attach your Foil Snowflake with SNAIL.  Be gentle with the SNAIL as you can peel off the backing if you press too hard.  NOTE:  If you want your card to fit in an envelope make sure your Snowflake is all the way on the card.  If you are hand delivering the card, then leave the Snowflake slightly off the card
~Attach your Happy Christmas with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Your card is finished.  Write on the inside, address the envelope, and mail it.

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Peace on Earth Banner Card

We made this Peace on Earth Banner Christmas card at my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack Class.  It is pretty easy to make.
Peace on Earth Banner Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Carols of Christmas  Wood Mount #144801, Clear Mount #144804
Inks:  Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler
Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
NOTE:  You could just get the Me Merry Cardstock Pack #144114 which includes 8 sheets each of Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Thick Whisper White cardstock.
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Embellishments:  Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon #144181
Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Garden Green card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~DSP layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Cherry Cobbler Banner at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch one end with Banner Triple Punch
~Stamp “Peace on Earth” in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes circle Framelit.  Now stamp 3 of the Poinsettia flowers in Cherry Cobbler ink.
~Cut a Garden Green Scallop Circle just larger than the Peace on Earth circle.  Attach the two circles together with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
2.  Assemble:
~Attach your Garden Gree card layer to your DSP layer.
~Position and attach your Cherry Cobbler Banner where you want it.  It is about 1/4″ from the edge of the DSP in the card shown.  Trim off the excess from the top if necessary.
~Wrapyour Ribbon around these card layers and tie a knot.  Move the knot over to the left as shown.
~Attach your Circle layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Adjust bow if necessary and trim the ends

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Hexagon Box Video

Learn to make a Basic Hexagon shaped Box using the Window Box Thinlits.  It is pretty easy if you follow the steps in the video.

This Video is 13 minutes long.

BASIC SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  1 sheet cut into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  You will need them both.
Big Shot #143263:  Window Box Thinlits #142762
Other:  Bone Folder to crease all folded score lines
Tombow Glue
Decorative items:
~Stamps
~Framelits or Thinlits
~Designer Series Paper (DSP) strip  1-1/2″ x 12″.  Measure around the box and cut about 1/2″ extra.  Trace around the Hexagon die onto the DSP for your top piece.

AUTUMN HEXAGON BOX SUPPLIES:
Autumn Hexagon Window Box
So Saffron cardstock
Tangerine Tango cardstock
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits #144670 (Use with Big Shot)

FLOWER HEXAGON BOX SUPPLIES:
Eastern Medallions Flower Hexagon Window BoxTranquil Tide cardstock
Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
Eastern Gold Viny; Stickers  #144150

MERRY CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKE HEXAGON BOX
Merry Christmas Hexagon BoxReal Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Star of Light Photopolymer stamps #142110
VersaMark ink pad  #102283
White Embossing Powder  #109132
Heat Tool  #129053
Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751  (Use with Big Shot)
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

STARLIGHT HEXAGON BOX
Starlight Hexagon Window BoxReal Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Starlight Thinlits  #141840
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

VALENTINE HEXAGON WINDOW BOX
Valentine Hexagon Window Box
Real Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Stamp set retired and I don’t remember the name.  Sorry.  You could use the Banners for You Photopolymer stamps #141710

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Dynamic Embossed Envelope Video

You can send your Handmade card in a wonderful Dynamic Embossed Envelope, then the receiver will KNOW there is something special for them inside.  This is a quick and easy technique that will add a WOW to your envelope.

This Video is 2 minutes and 41 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Choose an Envelope:
~Medium Whisper White #107301
~Whisper White 3″ x 3″  #145829
~Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes  #131527
~Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes #107300
~Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes  #144236
Big Shot  #143263  Comes with Big Shot Platform and Standard Cutting Pads/Plates.  Expensive, but it really is a wonderful tool that can add a lot of fun to your projects!
Choose a Dynamic Embossing Folder:
~Cable Knit #143537
~Hexagon #143231
~Layered Leaves #143704
~Pinewood Planks #143708
~Ruffled #143699

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Get out your Big Shot.
2.  Choose an envelope and a Dynamic Embossing Folder.
3.  Choose where to position your envelope flap.  Fold 1/8″ onto the front so your envelope flap will be embossed all the way to the original fold line.
4.  Sandwich for Dynamic Embossing Folders:
~Platform:  Big Shot Platform-remove Thin Die Adapter.  Multipurpose Platform-Open top tab
~Dynamic Embossing Folder with Envelope (or cardstock)
~Top Cutting pad/plate.  Skip the bottom cutting plate as it will make the sandwich too thick to put through your Big Shot.
5.  Run your envelope sandwich through your Big Shot.  Open and see how amazing your envelope flap looks!
6.  Refold the original fold line.  Insert card and give away or mail.

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Elegant Snowflake card

This Snowflake Card is a quick and easy all-occasion card for Fall, Winter, and maybe even Christmas.  The little bit of gold adds the bling for an elegant card.  This is also the perfect card to make multiples of to send yourself OR give as a gift set.
Snowflake and Snow card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Whisper White
Thick Very Vanilla  #144237
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder  #139672
Punches:  1-1/2″ Circle #138299
1-3/4″ Circle #119850
Embellishments:  Pearls
Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon #144146
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut and Prepare
~Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Very Vanilla card front at 4″ x 5-1/4.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
~Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle from Gold Glimmer Paper.
~Stamp your Snowflake on Whisper White cardstock in Smoky Slate ink.  Punch out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.
~Cut your Ribboon at 3-3/4″ long.  Trim the ends diagonally.
2.  Assembly.
~Attach the embossed card front to the card base with Tombow Glue.
~Attach the Ribbon behind the Gold Glimmer Paper circle with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
~Layer the two punched circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals under both Circles.  Attach to your card front in the position you want.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope (optional).  Emboss the flap of your envelope with the Snowfall Embossing Folder.

Remember the BUY 3, GET 1 FREE on select Designer Series Papers ends October 31st!

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Halloween Owl Card

This Owl will happily watch over you for Halloween to make sure you have a fun and safe time!
Halloween Owl Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Memento Black
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolote Chip
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Polka Dot Basics embossing folder #143709
Punch:  1-1/4″ Circle #119861
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Basic Black card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut two piece of Lemon Lime Twist at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach one inside the card base to write on.  Run the other through your Big Shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder.  Attach to card front with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your “Happy OWL oween” on Fresh Fig cardstock in Black ink.  Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp your Owl on Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink.  Stamp the Owl Beak and Feet in Pumpkin Pie ink.  Stamp a Branch in Chocolate Chip ink.  Cut out with the desired Layering Ovals Framelit.  Cut the next Larger Oval Framelit using Basic Black card stock. Layer the Ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Lay out the Owl and the sentiment where you want them.  Attach with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Halloween!

Quilt Cards video

Have fun using the Christmas Quilt Bundle for any season or occasion!

This video is about 8 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crafting Forever  Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Old Olive
Tangerine Tango
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Big Shot:  Quilt Builder Framelits #144673
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets  #144106
Stampin’ Dimensionals

TIPS:
1.  Cut your papers and Adhesive Sheet at 3″ square.
2.  Use both the Frames with Lines die AND the Square die at the same time when cutting your papers.
~Cut the Frame with lines from solid color cardstock.
~Cut the Designer Series Paper using the same die.
~Arrange the Paper Patterns rotating paper sides the way you want them on the table.
3.  After the Frame with lines is cut, remove the paper with words on from the Adhesive Sheet and attach it to the back of the Frame with Lines so the Adhesive is ready to attach your paper to.  Then add the die cut pieces inside the lines until finished.
4.  Remove Adhesive backing and place on either 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Card Layer or directly on Card Base.
Attach card layer to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Layering measurements if desired:
~Frame with Lines and patterned paper=3″ x 3″
~Card Layer: Old Olive=3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Here are some other cards I made.
Quilt Cards

Have fun using a variety of patterned papers with solid color cardstock to make a quilt for any occasion.

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Fall Treat Box

This fun textured Fall Treat Box is quick and easy to make for those last-minute treat giving occasions.

This Video is 8 minutes and 45 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Gourd Goodness  Photopolymer #144785
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Seaside Embossing Folder #141481
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Other:  Calyspo Cora #l 1/8″ Ribbon #144173
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Stampin’ Trimmer with scoring blade or Stampin’ Score with Stylus

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score down the 8-1/2″ side at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″.  Score the 5-1/2″ side at 2″.  Cut up the 5-1/2″ side to the 2″ score line.  Cut out the 1/2″ rectangle flap.
2.  Place 3 box sections in the embossing folder.  Fold the bottom flaps under the embossing folder (so they will stay flat).  Run through your Big Shot.  Now line up the last box section in the embossing folder, folding the bottom flaps down again.  Finger crease all the score lines trying not to flatten your embossing.
3.  Flatten the embossing on the 1/2″ side flap.  Lay the outside side up and put Tear & Tape on the side flap.
4.  Choose which side will be the Front.  Turn the box over so the inside side is facing up.  Put Tear & Tape alon the fold and edge of the front flap and the side flaps.  The back flap does not need tape.
5.  Remove the tape backing from the side tab.  Lay down and attach to the opposite edge as shown in the video.  Now remove the tape backing from the bottom flaps.  Fold in the back flap, then the side flaps, then the front flap.  Put your Bone Folder inside the box and rub so the Tape sticks well to all the bottom flaps.
6.  Stamp the leaf on Whisper White.  Use Crushed Curry for the more solid stamp, and Pumpkin Pie ink for the lined stamp.  Fussy cut the leaf out.  Punch a Starburst from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Attach leaf.  Attach Punch to box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  Tie your ribbon around the box using Glue Dots at the corners and/or under the bow if necessary to hold it in place.
8.  Put in your treats or gift and bring a smile to someone today!

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Woodland Embossing Folder Card Video

Make this fun Fall Cat card using and Embossing Folder coloring technique!

This Video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings  Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790  – Video Card
Spooky Cat   Photopolymer #144749 (for Cat card)
Ink:  Crumb Cake – both cards
Early Espresso – Video card
Memento Black – Cat card
Tangerine Tango – Cat card
Whisper White -Cat card
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangering Tango
Basic Black – Cat card
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Cat Punch #144666  Cat card
Embellishments:  Enamel Shapes – Cat card
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

REMINDERS:
1.  Lightly rub your ink pad on the inside of the embossing folder on the side where you can see the word “Sizzix: through it.  Make sure you cover all the areas your 4″ x 5-1/4” Whisper White card stock will be.  It does not have to be perfect through.
2.  Stamp the cat face first, then punch out the cat.  Watch the video for this.  Glue the cat onto the card front.
3.  Cardstock measurements:
~Tangerine Tango card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front:  4″ x 5-1/4″
4.  Stamp your greeting on Whisper White cardstock then cut out with your Stitched Shapes Oval.  Add embellishments if desired.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~If you are using the Happy Halloween sentiments, stamp the main part with Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock first, then stamp the Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango last.

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Happiest of Birthdays to You

This quick and elegant Birthday Card is sure to be admired by the Birthday woman or man.  Just leave off the bow for a man’s card.
Happiest of Birthdays

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Birthday Blooms  Wood Mount #140655, Clear Mount #140658
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper #144640
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Embellishments:  Foil Snowflakes #144642
1/4″ Copper Trim #144179
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE & fold at 4-1/4″.
~Thick Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper at 3″ x 4″.  Attach to card front.
~Stamp Happiest of Birthdays to You on Whisper White card stock in Early Espresso ink.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Put the Card together.
~Lay out the Snowflake and Oval Birthday on your card front to determine the position you want them in.
~Tie a bow from the copper Trim, if desired, and attach it to the Oval die cut.  An option for a man is to attach a strip of ribbon along the top of the Designer Series Paper instead of tying a bow, OR leave off the ribbon completely.  My guys don’t seem to mind the Copper Trim as it looks borwnish and metallic.
~Attach the Oval sentiment to the Snowflake with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Now put Glue Dots on the back of the Snowflak behind the Oval die cut.  Attach to card front.  Trim ribbon ends if necessary.
~Attach card front to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used 9 Stampin’ Dimensionals:  3 across the top, center, and bottom.

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Wood & Leaf Card

We made this Wood & Leaf card at my Stamp Class on Friday.  It is a quick card to make.  It is also perfect for men and nature-lovers.
Wood and Leaf card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings   Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Soft Suede
Very Vanilla
Crushed Curry
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Other:  1/4″ Copper Trim  #144179
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Suede card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Wood paper at 2″ x 6″.  Attach to card base leaving 1/8″ – 1/4″ cardstock showing by the fold.  Trim excess from ends.
3.  Cut 6″ Copper Trim.  Put SNAIL on the back and attach to card front along edge of Wood paper.  Trim ends.
4.  Cut a 2″ square of both Crushed Curry cardstock and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  Run over the Adhesive sheet with your Bone Folder.  Peel of the part with words and stick the other part to your card stock.  Now lay the cardstock, adhesive ssheet side down, on your Big Shot.  Place the large detailed leaf Thinlit on the cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot.  NOTE:  I do recommend using the Precision Base Plate for this die.  Also use the most flat cutting pad you have over the Leaf.  Remove the cut leaf from the Thinlit.  You can use the Big Shot die brush to help remove all the small pieces or just use a toothpick.  Set on top of your card base.
5.  Stamp Thinking of You in Early Espress ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
6.  Lay the Leaf and Oval in the position you want them.  Peel of the sticker backing from the leaf and attach.  Remove the Dimensional backings from the Oval and attach.
7.  If desired, stamp some leaves on your envelope or pur some Wood paper on your envelope flap.

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Punched Pumpkin Card

This cute Punch Art Pumpkin Card can be made with either or both Punches or Framelits.  Change the sentiment to use for ANY Fall occasion.
Punch Art Pumpkin Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Early Espresso
Pumpkin Pie
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Whisper White
Early Espresso
Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Layering Oval Framelits #141706
Punch:  1-1/2″ Circle Punch  #138299
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon #144116
Tools:  Fringe Scissors (retired) OR Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge #141337
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Early Espress card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~Whisper White at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Sponge all over with Crushed Curry ink.  Then sponge with a pouncing motion in random spots to get the effect you want.
~Cut out 3 of the smaller ovals from Pumpkin Pie card stock with your Big Shot.
~Punch out 3 1-1/2″ circles from Pumpkin Pie card stock.
~Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock wity Early Espresso ink.  Cut out with a Layering Oval Framelit.  Cut a Scallop Oval slightly larger from Early Espresso card stock.  Layer together with SNAIL or Glue Dots.
~Cut Old Olive at 1-1/4″ x 5″.  Put some Tear & Tape along one of the long edges.  Now cut your grass blades to the Tear & Tape.
2. Assemble:
~Attach your Grass with the Tear and Tape to the bottom edge of your sponged Whisper White.
~Cut your Ribbon about 16″ long.  Put SNAIL on the back leaving 3″ at each end without tape on.  Wrap the ribbon around the grass.  Tie a knot on the left side.  Trim ends.
~Lay out the Oval and Circle Pumpkins and the sentiment.
~Attach two Ovals to the sponged layer, slightly overlapping with Fast Fuse.  Attach the last Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center of the other Ovals.  Repeat with the Circles.  Cut stems with Paper Snips from Old Olive cardstock.
~Attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope.  Sponge the edges and flap if desired.

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