We made this card at one of my classes using the Fun Frames and Decorative Dots Embossing Folders and the Sponging the Embossing Folders technique. This monochromatic card is in Pacific Point. Choose the color you are in the mood for when making your own version of this card.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. Drag the edges along your Pacific Point ink pad. Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue. 3. Get a piece of Whisper White card stock to use for your Fun Frame. Sponge the side of the embossing folder where the dots sink in making sure to cover the raised area. (Watch this Video for more details.) You can leave some white inside the frame if desired. Put your card stock on the side you did not sponge and gently close the embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot. Remove the embossed card stock. Clean your folder with either running water, Stampin’ Mist, or a baby wipe. Dry with a paper towel. Fussy cut around your Fun Frame. Attach to card front with Dimensionals. 4. Attach Rhinestones as desired.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Tangelo Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Attach to card base. 3. Cut out your Pumpkin Pie Leaf using the Autumn Accents die and your Big Shot. Color the edge with your Cajun Craze Marker. 4. Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Cajun Craze ink. Punch out with the Modern Label Punch. Color the edges with your Cajun Craze Marker. 5. Choose two Wooden Leaves. Color them with your Tangerine Tango Marker. 6. Lay out all your pieces in the desired positions. Attach the card stock leaf with SNAIL or Fast Fuse. Attach sentiment with Dimensionals. Attach wood leaves with Glue Dots. 7. Admire your fun Fall card.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and Fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Attach to your card base. 3. Choose the desired size Banner Framelit. Cut one each in Whisper White and Real Red card stock. 4. Stamp your Santa Suit and Ho! Ho! Ho! with Black StazOn ink on the Whisper White Banner you just cut out. Color with your Real Red Marker. 5. Position your Banners as desired and attach. 6. Tie a bow with your Ribbon and attach it with Glue Dots. 7. Admire your quick and cute Christmas Card.
This video shows you how to make the Basic Curvy Keepsakes Box. Now you will have the foundation to make all those cute critters you find on Pinterest! A customer suggested making a “Jack ‘O Lantern from Vellum with a battery-operated tealight inside shown lighted in the picture with the dark background. I did sponge the outside with Tangerine Tango ink and used a battery-operated tealight with an Orange base and flame which helps add more orange color to the Pumpkin.
Note: One of these little boxes can hold 8 Hershey Nuggets if you stack/cram them in properly.
Tip: 1. Use the Bone Folder to round the box sides BEFORE you attach the pieces together. 2. Put the adhesive on the 2 sides connected to the rounded corner of each bottom piece. I used Fast Fuse which is working well after a couple of weeks.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut out your leaves with your Big Shot. I used card stock cut at about 3-1/2″ x 6″. I cut 4 sheets at a time. The BIG advantage of Bigz and Originals Dies! I used a total of 3 Mossy Meadow, 3 Tangerine Tango, 3 Crushed Curry, and 3 Cajun Craze. (Totally unplanned!) Lay them out in the desired positions to cover up as much of the So Saffron card base as possible. I started with tow of the long curvy leaves going up and down the center (Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze). Then lined the sides using all 4 colors. Then use two of the pointed leaves (Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango) horizontally in the center with the points meeting in about the center of the card. I filled in the rest of the spaces with the other leaves trying not to have any of the same color close to each other. Yes, the outside leaves do hand over the edges, some quite a bit.
3. Now glue your leaves into place, going over and under other leaves as necessary. 4. Trim the excess card stock leaves from around the card base. I find it easier to cut with the card base showing so my cut line is straighter. 5. Stamp your sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White card stock. Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch. Attach to your card front with Dimensionals. 6. You now have a nice Fall Card!
Here is a vintage-look, not-so-shabby chick all-occasion card using the Striped Scallop Thinlit and the Stipple Blossoms stamp set.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Stippled Blossoms w#132076c#126747
Good Greetings (Hostess set through October 31st) Ink: Blushing Bride
Strawberry Slush Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Blushing Bride Big Shot:Striped Scallop Thinlit #133734 Punches:Large Oval Scallop Oval Other: Tombow Glue
Wax Paper or Parchment Paper
Stylus or toothpick
Stamping Sponge wedge
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Time to cut out your Striped Scallop Thinlit. Watch this Video to help you. Here are your Big Shot layers: Magnetic Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), cutting plate, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Pink Pirouette card stock, Wax paper or Parchment Paper, Striped Scallop Thinlit, cutting plate. Run through your Big Shot. You can punch out all the card stock you can see now if you want. Use your stylus or toothpick to gently poke through the holes on the back and release the card stock from the Thinlit. I poked the holes around the edges, then gently pulled the card stock off. Place on your card front and gently flatten out. Now put a small drop of Tombow Glue on the ends and where the holes were on the Thinlit. Gently place on your card front and position. 3. Stamp your Stippled Blossoms on Very Vanilla card stock first using Blushing Bride ink for the more solid stamp and then Strawberry Slush ink for the lined stamp. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the layers. I stamped 2 large and 3 smaller flowers. Cut out with your Paper Snips. 4. Use your Stamping Sponge wedge and Blushing Bride ink to lightly sponge around the edges and randomly in the center of your card front. 5. Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Strawberry Slush ink. Punch out with the Large Oval Punch. Punch out a Scallop Oval from Blushing Bride card stock. Sponge with Blushing Bride. Attach layers together with Dimensionals. 6. Position all pieces as desired. Attach the flowers directly to the card front with Tombow Glue. Attach the punched sentiment with Dimensionals. Attach the small flower to the Oval with 1 Dimensional on the Oval and 2 stacked Dimensionals to touch the card front. 7. Admire your vintage-looking card.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your So Saffron 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your So Saffron card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through the Big Shot with your Stylish Stripes embossing folder. Now turn your card stock so the stripes go the other way to form a plaid. Run through your Big Shot again. Watch this video which shows how to make the plaid embossed background and add more color. Lightly rub your VersaMark ink pad over the raised embossed areas. This will darken them just slightly with the “watermark” effect. Use your Tangerine Tango Marker to run along the edges. Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse Adhesive or Tombow Glue. 3. Stamp “Thanks” on in Tangerine Tango ink on So Saffron card stock. Cut out using the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit and your Big Shot. Again, use your Tangerine Tango marker to run along the edges. Attach to your card front with Dimensionals. 4. You can emboss your envelope flap. Only emboss once as envelope flaps are more delicate than card stock.
We are making this Fall Banner at a Class this Saturday that I am participating in with several other crafters. It uses the Build a Banner Kit. This is a pretty fun little Banner to make. It also goes together pretty quickly.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Leaves out with your Big Shot. I cut each color to 3-5/8″ x 6″, stacked them over the two largest leaves and cut them out all at once. Oh, the advantage of Bigz Dies! 2. Arrange your leaves and figure out your letter placement. Attach or sponge on your letters, trying to keep the bottom of each letter so it looks like there has been a line drawn straight across all the banners. I used Tombow Glue to attach all card stock to the banners. After your letters are in place, glue on your leaves in the desired pattern/arrangement. 3. Thread your 1/8″ Ribbon through your button holes. I made a little loop with thread to help me. Tie the ribbon in a knot or bow as desired. Attach your buttons to the top of your leaves with Tombow Glue. Glue Dots don’t hold the buttons on well enough, especially if you keep moving the Banner around. 4. Cut your cord to 4 feet. Thread it through your banner holes. You can thread it through so it does NOT show on the front of the banner OR so it does show on the front of your banner. Choose whichever you like the look of best. I threaded mine behind this time. 5. Cut five 12″ pieces of Burlap Ribbon. Tie a loose knot between each banner and at the outsides of the first and last banner. Trim off excess ribbon if desired. 6. Tie a loop at each end of the cord so you can hang your banner.
Use this quick and easy technique to add color to your embossed projects.
Video length: about 8 minutes
SUPPLIES: Big Shot with Multipurpose Platform and two cutting plates Embossing Folder of your choice
Card stock in color of your choice Stampin’ Sponge wedge (1/6 of sponge)
Stampin’ Classic Ink color of your choice
TIPS: 1. Clean your embossing folders under running water, with Stampin’ Mist, or with a baby wipe. Dry with a paper towel. 2. Try sponging each side of the embossing folder to see which look you like better. 3. Try sponging in a “line” and in circular motions to see which way you like better. 4. Have lots of FUN!
Here is the first Christmas card of the year! I was experimenting with the NEW Filigree Frame Embossing Folder and wanted to see the raised part of the image better so I sponged the front of the embossing folder. Now I can see all those swirly lines! I used the Christmas Cheer stamp set to complete the card.SUPPLIES: Stamps: Christmas Cheer w#136146c#135149French Ink: Mossy Meadow
Real Red Marker
Always Artichoke Marker Card Stock: Very Vanilla Big Shot:Filigree Frame embossing folder #135818 Other: Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue or Fast Fuse Adhesive
INSTRUCTIONS:1. Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this video about Basic Card Bases if you need more instruction. 2. Cut your card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Sponge the inside front of your embossing folder using your sponge wedge and Mossy Meadow ink to color the Filigree designs leaving the center of the folder uninked. Lay your card front on the back, uninked part of your embossing folder centering it as desired. Gently close and run through your Big Shot. Carefully open it and remove your inked, embossed card front. 3. Color your stamp using the Markers. I colored only the pine tree pieces Always Artichoke. The words and other designs are colored with the Real Red Marker. Remember to breathe on the inked stamp several times to moisten the ink, then stamp. 4. Attach your card front to your card. 5. Wahoo!! You have now made your FIRST Christmas Card too. How many more Christmas cards are you sending?
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Very Vanilla card base. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this video for more information on making card bases. 2. Notice the wreath stamps and Framelits have a part that sticks up that is not part of the stamp image or Framelit image. This tab helps you align the stamps and Framelits and not have to spend a lot of time figuring out which position you need to get them in so they will turn out perfect. With the tab it will only take a few seconds to line things up perfectly! I like to point the tab to the top of the card stock. The clear Photopolymer stamps also help you quickly get that “colored the stamp with markers” effect while using your ink pads! 2a. Now for the stamping. Stamp the wreath part that has lots of leaves first in Old Olive, then in So Saffron. I wanted the leaves to have a yellowish tinge. Next use the stamp with not very many leaves and stamp it in Cajun Craze ink. The wreath stamping is done! 3. Now to cut it out with your Big Shot. Position the tab straight up, or in the same position you had the tab for your stamps. I positioned the smaller, center one first, then the larger one and cut them both out at the same time. Just make sure you cannot see any ink showing while you are positioning them. While you are at the Big Shot, cut the bow from Hello Honey card stock. 4. Lay the wreath and bow in the desired position on your card base. Stamp the banner with So Saffron ink. Stamp Hello Fall with Cajun Craze ink. 5. Attach your Wreath and Bow to the card base with Dimensionals. 6. You now have a cute Fall card.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Baked Brown Sugar card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this video if you need the basics on card bases. 2. Cut your Baked Brown Sugar card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Get your Woodgrain embossing folder and your Baked Brown Sugar ink pad. Rub your ink pad directly on the inside front (with the Stampin’ Up! and Sizzix logos) until it is nicely covered with ink. Position your card front on the clean part of the embossing folder. Close the folder and run through your Big Shot as usual. Remove your card stock. Admire the fun way your card stock is now colored to look more like wood! Clean your embossing folder by running it under tap water and drying with a paper towel. You can also spray it with Stampin’ Mist and wipe dry with a paper towel or wipe off with a baby wipe. Attach your embossed card front to your card base with Tombow Glue. 3. Back to the Big Shot to cut out your Framelits. Cut the Deco Label from Chocolate Chip card stock. To cut your Gold Foil Star you will need to put a scrap piece of card stock on top of the Gold Foil as it tends to pick up all the marks from your cutting plates if you just cut it by itself. 4. Put a Star Clip on your Deco Label and attach it to your card front with Tombow Glue. Attach your Gold Star with Dimensionals. 5. Stamp your Boot on Chocolate Chip card stock using VersaMark ink. Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder. Remove excess. Melt with Heat Tool. Cut out with your paper snips. Attach to your Gold Star with Dimensionals.
I made this card for my son and his wife’s anniversary. Clear embossing powder and a heat tool were used to prevent the silver ink from smearing and add an interesting look to the embossed card stock..
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Lost Lagoon card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this video if you need more instructions on making a basic card base. 2. Cut your Lost Lagoon card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Run through your Big Shot with an embossing folder. Gently rub your Silver ink pad over the raised embossed parts. I found that a swirling, circular motion worked best for this pattern. Now cover with Clear Embossing Powder. Remove excess. Melt with your Heat Tool. Hopefully you get the interesting coloring effect that I did. Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue. 3. Choose the Silver Fancy Foil Vellum pattern you want. I used the Hearts. Cut it out using the Heart Framelit of your choice. I believe I used the 2nd largest. Just make sure it will fit on your card in the direction you want. Make sure the Hearts on the Vellum are facing toward the top of your Heart! Apply Glue Dots behind each Silver Heart and attach to your card front. 4. Stamp the desired sentiments on the Silver Foil card stock with the Black StazOn ink. Let dry for a minute or two, then punch out with your Word Window or other punch. Attach in the desired positions on your Vellum Heart with Dimensionals. 5. You can emboss the envelope flap with the same embossing folder you used for your card front. Watch this video for directions. 6. You now have a wonderful Anniversary card to help someone celebrate.
I made this Birthday Card for my Grandson’s birthday and wanted to add a Bookmark as he is enjoying Chapter books lately. I went with a Star theme as I had the Champagne Glimmer Star left over from another project and wanted to use it. So choose three colors of paper and a contrasting ink and make a Bookmark card today!
INSTRUCTIONS: Note: Since this card is for a child, I used Tombow Glue to assemble the card so he can enjoy it and it will stay together. You might want to use Dimensionals under the flap and Glimmer Paper Star. 1. Cut your Wild Wasabi card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this video for more detailed instructions. 2. Cut the smallest Envelope Liner Framelit from Gumball Green to make your Bookmark Pouch. Line up the edges at the bottom of the flap with the cutting groove and use the Scoring Blade to score along this line so you can fold over the flap. Use your Garden Green Marker to color the edges including the folded top and flap. Glue the flap down with Tombow (or use Dimensionals). 3. Make your Bookmark. Cut two pieces of Pistachio Pudding card stock at 2″ x 4″. Stamp “Make Today ridiculously Amazing” on one, and “Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthday to You” on the other one. Use the Angled Topper Punch on the top of both of them. Glue them together. This will make a much sturdier bookmark that just using a single piece of card stock. 4. Put the Ribbon in your Bookmark. Cut three 6″ pieces of Ribbon. This Gold 1/8″ Ribbon is slippery. I inserted it in my normal way and it was coming out just laying there within 5 minutes, so I tried another tactic. I put a Glue Dot at the 3″ mark on one Ribbon and attached the next one on top. I put a Glue Dot on the 3″ mark of the second Ribbon and attached the third ribbon. I then threaded the Ribbons through the punched hole. Tie the Ribbon in place with about 6″ of Gold Baker’s Twine. You should probably tie a knot in each end as the Gold likes to separate. 5. Cut your Star from the Champagne Glimmer Paper using the 2nd and 4th Star Framelits (there are five so you can count either way). Place both Framelits on the Sparkly side of the Glimmer Paper and arrange them to make the Star the way you want it and cut them out with your Big Shot. 6. Now that you have all the pieces made you can assemble your card. Lay the Bookmark, Bookmark Pouch, and Glimmer Paper Star in the desired positions. You can use either Tombow Glue or Sticky Strip around the 3 outside edges of your Bookmark Pouch, leaving the top adhesive-free so the bookmark will slide in. Attach your Glimmer Paper Star with either Tombow Glue or Dimensionals. Slide your Bookmark in to test it. 7. Remove your Bookmark while you stamp. Now stamp on some Stars in the corners of the card front. Stamp a small sentiment in the center of your Glimmer Star. Stamp the small Star cluster in the center top of your card front. 8. Now you have given a card and a Bookmark to a Reader, which makes two gifts! 9. You can stamp Stars and Star Clusters on your envelope so the receiver knows something special is inside. If you are sending this card through the postal service (instead of hand-delivering) I would put a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ sheet of card stock on top of the card to help hold the ribbon in place after folding it on top of the bookmark.
Do you love the Big Shot and Framelits? Here is a chance for you to enjoy them through August 31,2014! If you do not have a Big Shot, you can buy one this month and choose a Bundle including a stamp set and coordinating Framelits. If you already have a Big Shot you can get the Bundles at 15% off!
I had planned a video for yesterday, but my computer must think it is at the North Pole, because it keeps freezing and needs rebooting. Rather frustrating. My DH will be looking at it tomorrow and hopefully figuring out what is going on.
The new Fun Frames embossing folders make a great focal point for any card. I used the Decorative Label shaped one on this card. It is much larger than I thought. I even used a couple of different techniques on this card. Enjoy making one for yourself or a friend.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Tempting Turquoise card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this videofor detailed card base instructions. 2. Cut your Tempting Turquoise card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Use a Sponge Dauber (or Stamping Sponge) inked with Tempting Turquoise to lightly color the raised dots. You can darken the edge with either the Sponge Dauber or just run the edge against your ink pad. Watch this video for more instructions. 3. Ink your Sponge with Melon Mambo ink and sponge the inside of your Fun Frames embossing folder (the part with the Sizzix and Stampin’ Up! logos). Carefully place your Whisper White card stock inside the Embossing Folder, being careful to not move the card stock. Now Run through your Big Shot. Take out your Frame and see how nicely all the details show up. Cut the frame out leaving about 1/8″ to 1/4″ border around the Frame. Attach to your card front with Dimensionals. Clean your embossing folder by running under water or use Stampin’ Mist and a tissue or paper towel. 4. Cut your Little Letters “H” and “I” out of Whisper White card stock. Lightly sponge with Tempting Turquoise ink before removing them from the dies. Just use a stylus or toothpick to help remove them by pushing through the little circles. Attach the letters inside your Frame with Tombow Glue. I punched out the star from my first version of sponged Tempting Turquoise card stock that was embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Attach with a Glue Dot or Tombow Glue. 5. Tie two bows with the Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine. Trim ends the desired length either now or after they are attached to the card. Place a Glue Dot behind the knot and adhere it into the desired position. Repeat with the other bow. To adhere the ends of the bow, use your Paper Piercing Tool to scrunch up a Glue Dot so it forms a thin line. Now attach the end of the Baker’s Twine to the Glue Dot and position as desired. Repeat with the rest of the ends. 6. Admire your Fun Frame card before giving it away. If you would like you can emboss the envelope flap. Watch this video for instructions.
This wonderful Banner card was made by my Upline Shannon congratulating me on my recent promotion. I love the 3D Banners! Thank you Shannon!
This card uses the Exclusive Stampin’ Up! Convention stamp set from several years ago. Special Details:
1. I think she used the Itty Bitty Banner Framelits OR the smallest Banner Framelit OR you can just hand cut the banner notches from card stock strips.
2. Banners curled up in the center about 1/2″
3. Designer Series Paper Corners rounded and detailed with the fine tip of a Marker.
4. Rhinestones added for just the right amount of bling.
Is your Big Shot Cutting Pad warped or discolored with card stock slivers? I saw a video on Pinterest about cooking Cuttlebug cutting pads which flattened them out and cleaned the card stock pieces out of the cracks. The first try didn’t work so well as it left my cutting pad milky white. The second try worked a lot better, though I was not careful enough when removing it and the corner bent. But it was still clear, flatter, and lots of card stock slivers came out as it cooled down!
Video is about 5 minutes
Here is the basic process:
~Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are not sure how accurate your oven temperature is, get an oven thermometer. I know my oven is about 50 degrees hotter than the number I set it to. For the first try I set the temperature to just over 50 degrees less. The second try I set it to 75 degrees less.
~Put a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet or other flat baking surface. Lay your cutting plate on the flat foil.
~Gently cover the cutting plate with the rest of the foil so foil is on the top and bottom of the cutting pad. Do NOT fold the foil tightly around the cutting plate as it will leave marks when cooking.
~Cover the cutting pad with a glass pan. I used my glass casserole dish. Just make sure the bottom is flat and the baking dish is heavy. This will help flatten out your cutting pad.
~Put in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
~Immediately and carefully remove the cutting pad from the cookie sheet and foil and place somewhere flat (and cool) to cool off. As it cools the card stock slivers will come off and leave a mess. It was amazing how much card stock there was! I would guess there was more than a quarter cup!
~Note: On my first try I just took the cutting pad out of the oven and left it on the cookie sheet with the baking pan on top of it and let it cool for about 1 hour until it cooled down completely. (Plus the phone was ringing off the hook during the time after I put it in the oven.) So my guess is that it kept baking while I thought it was cooling down. I think this is why it turned the milky color.
This Hamburger Box is fun to make! I will be making it for my husband and sons for Father’s Day. (Although some ofthe wives will get to assemble it!) I have not yet tried it with Designer Series Paper (DSP) but I am sure you can use whichever paper best fits the occasion you are making this for. This is a good size for cookies made with our Cookie Stamps. I have also seen some cute critters made using this die. So let this basic Hamburger Box assembly video be the springboard for your creativity! Leave comments below and let everyone know what you have made using this die and also the occasions you have used it for.