Happy Spooky Fun Halloween Card

Happy Halloween!  I hope you and all your little Trick or Treaters have a wonderful time!  Here is a Halloween Card to celebrate.
happy-sparkly-halloween-001

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamps + Halloween Scenes Framelits  #144437
Home Sweet Home Bundle #143516
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut them out with scissors or your Paper Trimmer.
4.  Stamp your Ghosts in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the large Ghost with the Framelit.  Hand cut the 3 small ghosts.
5.  Cut your Witch, small and large bats from Basic Black card stock using the Framelits and Thinlit.
6.  Lay all the pieces on your card front.  Once you are happy with the positioning, attach everything but the small bat with Stampin’ Dimensionals halves.  Attach the small bat with Tombow Glue.

Happy Halloween!

Thinking of You at Christmas Card

Thic cute Christmas card can be made using a variety of Christmas sayings and embossing folders if you need some variety for the Christmas cards you are making to send this year.
Thinking of You at Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Embellished Ornaments  Wood #139756, Clear #139759
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Garden Green
Real Red
Red Glimmer Paper  #121790 scrap for star
This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits
Wonderful Wreath Framelits #135851
Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder  #143537
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 3-3/4″ x 6″.  Put your card stock in the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder lining it up so one of the rope-like designs runs through the center.  Place on your Big Shot Platform (without the Thin Die piece) or on your Multipurpose Platform with both tabs open.  Yes, put it directly on the platform without a cutting plate under it.  Put a cutting plate on top of it and run it through your Big Shot.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Cut your patterned Designer Series Paper at 3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Glue over the center rope-like design.
4.  Stamp your Christmas words on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.  Cut out with either a Layering Circle Framelit or the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.
5.  Cut the desired size Cherry Cobbler Scallop Circle, the Garden Green Wreath, and the Red Glimmer Paper Star using your Big Shot.  Attach:
~Layering Circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Wreath with either Tombow or Glue Dots
~Star with either Tombow or Glue Dots
~Layered Circles to card front with either Tombow or Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  You are finished!

Enjoy making this cheerful Christmas Card!

Wonder of Christmas Angel Card 2

Wonder of Christmas Angel CardThis simple, but beautiful Wonder of Christmas Angel card is perfect for mass producing as it is pretty quick to make.  We are making this card for a class for our Church Women’s Group.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wonder of Christmas  Wood #142136, Clear #142139
Ink:  Memento Black
Markers: Soft Sky
Cucumber Crush
Daffodil Delight or other color for hair
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cucumber Crush
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Lucky Stars embossing folder  #135817
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, SNAIL, or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gold Foil Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  Attach to card front.
3.  Stamp your Angel on Whisper White.  Cut out with the largest Layering Oval.
4.  If desired, color Angel.
~Soft Sky for shading on wing feathers, clothes, and banner as shown.
~Cucumber Crush on leaves in hair wreath.
~Daffodil Delight or other color for hair
5.  Attach Angel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Have making making YOUR OWN Wonder of Christmas Angel Card.

Poinsettia Baker’s Box

Here is a quick Christmas Poinsettia Baker’s Box perfect for those small gifts or treats.
Christmas Poinsettia Bakers BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Reason for the Season Photopolymer #139730
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Tags and Labels Framelits #138282
Punch:  Festive Flower Builder #139682
Embellishments:  Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape #141985
Baker’s Twine Trio Pack #141999
Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edged Ribbon #141984
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
2.  Choose the Washi Tape pattern you like and apply next to the fold lines as shown in photo.
3.  Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
4. Punch and assemble Poinsettia Flower.
~Punch 4 times from Red Glimmer Paper.
~Fold all flower pieces in half length-wise with a Bone Folder so your flower will have some dimension.
~Attach two of the small double flowers that look like a funny bow tie in the center with a Glue Dot or two.
~Attach the four medium petals in between the smaller petals that you already attached.  Use at least two Glue Dots.
~Now add the four large petals so they line up with the small center petals.  If you want your flower to look more round add two more large petals.
~My flower was not holding together well so I criss-crossed Tear & Tape across the back of the large and medium Petals, then attached it to the front of the box.
~Add two of the + pieces to the center with the white side showing.  Use a Glue Dot in the center of each and attach to the Flower center.
3.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
4.  Finish:
~Stamp Merry Christmas on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.  Cut out with the Desired Tags & Labels Framelit.  Make sure and use the Small Circle Framelit to cut out the hole.  Or you can use a 1/4″ Hole Punch like I did.  Tie it onto the front hole in your Baker’s Box.  Use a Glue Dot to hold it in position.
~Tie your Baker’s Box closed with the 3/4″ Real Red Ribbon.

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Have fun making your own Christmas Baker’s Box.  I hope you have enjoyed see ing a variety of ways to use your Baker’s Box Thinlits!

Fall Pine Branches Baker’s Box

Here is a fun Fall Baker’s Box decorated with Pine Branches and Pine Cones to give to your  favorite guy or Nature lover!
Fall Pine Branches and Pine Cones Bakers BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hardwood   Wood #133032, Clear #133035
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Garden Green
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Pretty Pines Thinlits #141851
Ribbons:  Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon #134547
Baker’s Twine Trio Pack #141999
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Crumb Cake card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
~You can stamp the Hardwood image in Chocolate Chip ink either before you cut out your Baker’s Box pieces or after you have cut it out.  I did it after, but it would probably be easier if you stamped before you cut them out.
~Before. Ink up your Hardwood stamp and lay Rubber side up.  Lay your card stock on top of the inked stamp.  Use a Clear Stamp Block and rub it over all the card stock to transfer the ink.  Remove card stock.  Repeat with the second piece.
~After:  Fold the side score lines and do one side at a time.  Lay one folded side of your cut Baker’s Box piece on top of the inked stamp, as above and rub with a Clear Stamp Block.  Repeat for the other side and the other cut piece.
2. Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
3. Cut:
~Cut two Pine Cones from Chocolate Chip card stock.  Angle the two Pine Cones together the way you want and attach them together with Glue Dots.  Tie a bow with the Gold Baker’s Twine.
~Cut 2 small Pine Branches and 1 Medium Pine Branch from Garden Green card stock.
4.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
5.  Decorate:
~Choose the front of your Box.  Attach the Medium Pine Branch about 1″ above the center score line on the box front with a Glue Dot.  Attach the other two Pine Branches on top of the first one with Glue Dots.  Attach the Pine Cones with 2-3 Glue Dots on top of where the Pine Branches meet.
~Tie closed with Gold Ribbon.

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Have fun making your own Fall Pine Branches Box.  Come back Friday for a Christmas Version.

Halloween Baker’s Box

This week’s projects focus on the Baker’s Box Thinlits.  Today it is decorated for Halloween, Wednesday is Fall, and Friday is Christmas.  Hope you enjoy having fun making and decorating your own Baker’s Boxes!
Halloween Bakers Treat Box

Halloween Bakers Treat BoxSUPPLIES:
Bundle:   Sweet Home Photopolymer stamp set + Home Sweet Home Thinlits  #143516  Ghost, Small Bat
Ink:
 Memento Black
Card Stock:  Tip Top Taupe
Chocolate Chip
Basic Black
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Halloween Scenes Edgelits #141842  Tree, large bat
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Other:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Tip Top Taupe card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
~Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
2. Cut:
~Cut two Trees from Chocolate Chip card stock.  The bottom and sides of the “ground” don’t cut.  Cut them straight so the ground will wrap around the bottom of your box.
~Cut two large bats and two small bats from Basic Black card stock.
~Stamp two ghosts in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut them out with the coordinating Framelit.
3.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
4.  Decorate:
~Choose the front of your Box.  Glue the Tree to the center front wrapping the ground around to the left side.  Cut it off at the right side, depending on how you cut the ground on your trees.
~Hold up your second tree so it shows about half the branches sticking out from the side.  Add Glue to the half of the tree that will be glued to the Baker’s Box.  Attach making sure the Glue is all on the box and the unglued branches are sticking out the side.  Now attach and trim your ground around the bottom of the box.
~Glue on your ghosts and bats.
~Tie closed with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

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Have fun making your own Halloween Baker’s Box.  Come back Wednesday for a Fall Version perfect for Guys and Nature Lovers.

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!

Welcome Baby Lily Card

My friend’s granddaughter just gave birth to a little girl named Lily.  I hope you enjoy this fun Baby Card!
Baby Card for LilySUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Something for Baby stamps and Thinlits  Wood #
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Flirty Flamingo
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack #141657
Big Shot:  Lucky Stars embossing folder #135817
Punch:  Classic Label #
Other:  Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Tombow 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 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  Sponge Flirty Flamingo ink around the edges.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock, then cut out with coordinating die or punch:
~Sweet Sugarplum ink:  booties, Hello Baby
~Flirty Flamingo ink:  bib, flower
~Onsie: Cut from Playful Palette Sweet Sugarplum Polka Dot paper.
4.  Arrange all pieces where you want them.  Attach Hello Baby with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Glue on all the other pieces.
5.  If you want to add some interest to the envelope flap, emboss it with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.

Welcome to Baby Lilly who happens to have LOTS of dark hair!

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!

Santa’s Sleigh Card

The Santa’s Sleigh Bundle is really fun to use!  I also used the NEW Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder and the NEW Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder to add some sparkle.
Santa's Sleigh will Christmas Tree and Reindeer CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Santa’s Sleigh photopolymer stamp set + Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits #143499
Ink:  VersaMark
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White (card base)
Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Real Red
Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Softly Falling embossing folder #139672
Trim:  Baker’s Twine Trio #141999  (Gold Baker’s Twine)
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Other:  Heat Tool
at least two sheets of printer paper (can be scratch paper as you will throw it away)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your Sleigh with VersaMark ink on Real Red card stock.  Lay your card stock on the printer paper and cover well with the Real Red Glitter embossing powder.  Remove excess from your card stock and melt with your heat tool.  Put excess embossing powder back into jar.  Fold and throw away your printer paper to prevent glitter from going everywhere.  Repeat this process for your Tree using Emerald Envy card stock, VersaMark ink, and Emerald Envy Glitter embossing powder.
NOTE:  When using Glitter Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool:  make sure it all gets melted by holding under a good light and angling your card stock so you can see when the embossing powder flattens out.  It will also change color slightly.  After it cools a bit rub your finger over it to make sure it is all smooth and melted.  If there is any part that feels powdery still, melt that part with your Heat Tool.
2.  Stamp your Reindeer on Crumb Cake card stock with Early Espresso ink.
3.  Cut your Sleigh, Tree, and Reindeer out with the coordinating dies and your Big Shot.  The Sleigh and Reindeer need to be lined up exactly.  Use a Post-it Note to hold them in place if necessary.
4.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder making sure to get the heavier snow in the position you want.  Glue to your 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Thick Whisper White card base which you have SCORED and folded at 4-1/4″.
5.  Lay out your sleigh, reindeer, and tree in the positions you want them.
~Glue the Tree on first.
~Tie a bow as shown on the Sleigh leaving the Twine on the left about 2-1/2″ long so you can attach it behind the Reindeer.
~Then glue the sleigh in place covering up the tree properly.
~Tie a bow around the Reindeer’s neck.  I put a bit of SNAIL on the back of his neck to keep it in place.  Put Glue on the back of your Reindeer and position on your card front making sure to attach the Baker’s Twine so he can pull the Sleigh.

Happy Winter and Merry Christmas!

Fall Pumpkin and Hay Card

Fall always reminds me of Pumpkins and bales of hay.  So I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to make a Pumpkin and a couple bales of hay.  Hope you enjoy it!
Pumpkin and Hay Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Banners for You photopolymer stamps + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Stamps: My Hero  Wood #141954, Clear #141957
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Early Espresso
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Crushed Curry
Big Shot:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Woodgrain embossing folder #127821
Trim:  Thick Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine #138411
Adhesives:  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 Crumb Cake card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run it through your Big Shot wiht the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp your Banner and Welcome with Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit.
4.  Cut the smallest swirl from Pumpkin Pie card stock and one of the long scribbles from Crushed Curry card stock.
5.  Stamp the Pumpkin from My Hero on Crushed Curry card stock with Tangerine Tango ink.  Cut out the eyes, nose and mouth.  Glue to pumpkin.
6.
 Lay about half the Crushed Curry Scribbles on your card front to help you position your Pumpkin.  Glue your Pumpkin in place.
7.  Tie Baker’s Twine around part of the scribble.  It is kind of tricky to tie it without scrunching the scribbles together.  Tie either a bow or a knot.  Put glue on the back of the “half” Crushed Curry scribbles, centering the Baker’s Twine.  Glue to card.
8.  Attach your Welcome with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Fall!

Glimmer Pumpkin Card

We made this Sparkly Pumpkin Punch Art Card at my September Stamp Class.  This “Punch Art” card uses Framelits and your Big Shot.  It is a pretty quick card to make and can be used for any Fall Occasion.
Glimmer Punch Art Pumpkin CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Memento Black or other black
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Old Olive
Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029
Halloween Night Designer Series Paper #142022
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals #141706
Paisley Framelits #141849
Other:  Sponge Wedge
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Hold folded card base and sponge Tangerine Tango around the outside edges.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge around the edges.
3.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper  with the Layering Ovals of your choice.  I used D3 Framelit.  Cut three of the same size Oval.
4.  Glue two Ovals onto your card front overlapping them by about 1/4″.  Add your last Oval to the center with at least 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Cut your Leaf from Old Olive card stock.  Glue onto your Pumpkin.  Some customers added a 2nd Leaf to the lower left corner and stamped their sentiment higher.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink.
7.  You can sponge around your envelope edges and flap with the Tangerine Tango if desired.

Happy Halloween Treat Bag

Use the Petite Cafe Gift Bags to make this Happy Halloween Treat Bag for your Halloween Treat and Gift Giving.
Happy Halloween Treat BagSUPPLIES
Bags:  Petite Cafe Gift Bags (10 bagw) #135826
Bundle:
Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamp set + Halloween Scenes Edgelits #144437
Stamps:
 Halloween Treat Wood #142429
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Memento Black
Pumpkin Pie Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tools:  Big Shot
Paper Snips
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue (SNAIL does not stick well enough to the bag)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with your Paper Snips.
2.  Stamp your Pumpkin group in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color with your Pumpkin Pie Marker.  Stamp a Pumpkin face on each pumpkin in Memento Black ink.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit and Big Shot.
3.  Attach to Petite Cafe Gift Bag with your favorite adhesive.
4.  Fill with treats or gift.  Fold top over twice and bend tabs to hold closed.

Happy Halloween Treat Giving!

Pine Cones Birthday Card

This Pine Cones Birthday card for my husband uses the Christmas Pines Bundle and the Peaceful Pines Framelits.  It is a fairly quick card to make.  So make this card for some of the men and nature lovers in your life.
Pine Cones Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Christmas Pines photopolymer stamp set + Pretty Pines Thinlits Bundle #143496
Christmas Pines stamp set only #142049
Pretty Pines Thinlits only #141851
Stamps:  Fresh Fruit  Photopolymer #141770
Ink:  Soft Suede
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White card base
Garden Green
Soft Suede
Big Shot:  Pretty Pines Thinlits only #141851
Perfect Pines Framelits  #139665
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or 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 the Frame in Soft Suede ink on the bottom of your card front.  Stamp the Happy Birthday in Chocolate Chip ink inside the Frame.
3.  Cut out  4 Pine Cone parts from Soft Suede card stock and the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue them together to make 2 Pine Cones.  One of the Pine Cone parts does not cut all the way through.  I used it as the bottom piece for my pine cones.
4.  Cut out 5 large Garden Green Pine Branches from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue them to the corner of your card putting glue just down the center of the branch.  Glue the Pine Cones to the upper corner to cover where the Pine Branches overlap.
5.  (Optional) Cut out the Garden Green Perfect Pines Tree that will fit the large Thinlit with the triangles inside it.  I cannot remember if I ran the tree through my Big Shot with both pieces at the same time.  Glue to your card front.

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Enjoy making cards and projects with the Christmas Pines Bundle and the Perfect Pines Framelits!

Happy Autumn Sweater Card

This Happy Autumn Card uses the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder from the NEW Holiday Catalog which you can order from now!  It is a pretty quick and easy card to make once you know the secret of using the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.  So change the color and words to make you happy and have fun making this card.
Happy Autumn Cable Knit CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Project Life Date It  photopolymer #141563
Crazy About You  photopolymer #137137, Wood #138856, Clear #138859
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder #143537
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Accents:  Halloween Night Enamel Dots #142025
Stamping Sponge wedge #141337
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
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.  Cut your Cajun Craze card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put inside your Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder lined up how you want.  Place directly on your Big Shot Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with both tabs open-DO NOT use a bottom cutting pad!!!!).  Now place a cutting pad on top of your embossing folder.  If you try to use this with two cutting pads you will break your Big Shot!!!  Feel the great texture this embossing folder makes…….
3.  Sponge the edges and the raised areas of your embossed card front with Cajun Craze ink.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue making sure to get a bit of glue on each raised piece on the back edges and some in the middle on the raised edges.
4.  Stamp Happy Autumn or the words of your choice in Cajun Craze ink.  Cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelit that best fits it.  Sponge around the edges.  Add a couple of Pumpkin Pie Enamel Dots.

Enjoy playing with this NEW Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder!

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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Happy Anniversary in Gold & Silver

This week is my parent’s anniversary so here is the Timeless Love card I made for them.
Gold  Silver Anniversary CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Timeless Love   Wood #138772, Clear #139408
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White to stamp on
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Big Shot:  Happy Hearts embossing folder #137364
Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Embellishments:  Metallic Doilies  #138392
Gold Sequin Trim #132983
Brights Enamel Shapes #141680
Rhinestones Basics
Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Tools:  Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gold Foil at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Rub your Whisper White card stock with your Embossing Buddy.  Stamp your “Happy Anniversary” in VersaMark ink on the Whisper White card stock.  Add Gold Embossing Powder to the VersaMark stamped sentiment.  Pour off excess Embossing Powder.  Melt the embossing powder sentiment with your Heat Tool.  Let the embossed sentiment cool for a few seconds.  Cut out with the Layering Oval of your choice.
4.  Attach sentiment to Silver Metallic Doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add some Gold Sequin Trim to the bottom of your Oval with 3 Glue Dots.  Add two Real Red Enamel Shapes Hearts beside the Happy.  Attach the layered sentiment and Doily to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy making an Anniversary Card for someone special.

Layering Square Framelits

The Layering Square Framelits are going to make it very easy to add layers to our cards and projects!  Here is information on the sizes of Layering Squares Framelits.

I have labeled my Framelits by Letters according to the placement on the sheet they came on.  I have numbered the Framelits in each Lettered group starting with 1 as the largest and counting my way down to the smallest.  I also traced around the outside edge of each Framelit so I would know which was missing.  😉
Layering Square FramelitsA has 5 Scallop Square Framelits
B has 4 Straight Square Framelits
C has 5 Straight Square Framelits
D has 4 Scallop Square Frameilts + 1 Straight Square Framelit

BY MEASUREMENT
SCALLOP
*3” = A1
*2-3/4” = D1
*2-1/2” = A2
*2-1/4” = D2
*2” = A3
*1-3/4” = D3
*1-1/2” = A4
*1-1/4” = D4
*1” = A5

STRAIGHT
2-7/8” = C1
2-5/8” = B1
2-3/8” = C2
2-1/8” = B2
1-7/8” = C3
1-5/8” = B3
1-3/8” = C4
1-1/8” = B4
7/8” = C5
3/4″ = D5

I also made Templates and kept the die cuts to help me decide which Layering Square Framelits I want to use for a project.  I am storing the die cuts in a Translucent Envelope.
Layering Square Framelits Template ALayering Squares Framelits Template BLayering Squares Framelits Template CLayering Square Framelits Template DHave fun using different combinations of these Layering Square Framelits to add a variety of layers to your projects!

 

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.