Thinking of You-Sketch Challenge #14

I am now designing the Challenge and then making the card.  I chose my sentiment from the Lots of Love rubber stamp set.  Choose a sentiment or image stamp that is about 1-1/2″ to fit in the Stitched Shapes square.
Sketch #14
Thinking of You card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Love  Wood Mount #143799, Clear Mount #143802
Ink:  Old Olive
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Old Olive
Rich Razzleberry
Petal Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144168
Big Shot:Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned DSP at 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach to the left side of your card base.
3.  Stamp Thinking of You in Old Olive ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with the coordinating Stitched Shapes Square.  Also cut out a larger Old Olive Scallop Square with a  Layering Square Framelit.  Layer the two squares together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to your card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

VARIATION IDEAS:
1.  Step it up a bit:
~Cut a Rich Razzleberry card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run though your Big Shot with an Embossing Folder.  Attach this to your card base, then make the card as instructed.
2.  Use two patterned paper patterns for the card front:  one with a large pattern, one that has a subtle pattern.  Most Stampin’ Up! DSP has a large pattern on one side of the paper and a more subtle one on the back.  So cut a piece of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ DSP where you like the front and back together.  Cut a 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece.  Attach to your card base.  Then flip the rest of the DSP over to the other side and attach it to your card base.
3.  You can also substitute punches for the squares.  Adapt the Sketch using the patterned paper you have.  If it is Stampin’ Up! paper, look on the back of the package to see the coordinating colors.  This makes your color coordination easy.

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Bloomin’ Heart Valentine Card

Here is the last Valentine Card this year which uses the Blooming Heart Thinlits and the coordinating Bloomin’ Love stamps.  I do love these, but have not used them much this year.
Bloomin' Love Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blushing Bride
Real Red
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140621
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Tools:Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049    OR Stamparatus (available June 2018)
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp My Valentine in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock.
3.  Go to your Big Shot:
~Cut out My Valentine with an Oval Stitched Shape Framelit.
~Cut out the Heart from Real Red cardstock.  Remove the excess pieces with either the Big Shot Die Brush or a Piercing Tool or a toothpick.
~Cut from Whisper White cardstock:  2 large flowers and three small flowers using the Flower dies in the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.  Save the Whisper White cardstock you cut them from.
4.  Back at your table….. Get your Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheet and T-Handle.  Stamp the large flower in one corner and the small flower in another corner.
~Use a marker to color the Whisper White cardstock you cut the flowers from.  Color around the cut out flower images.  This will make it easier to see your White Flowers.
~Put your Flowers back in their holes.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the flower stamp with the die cut.  Remove the imaging sheet and stamp with Real Red ink.  Repeat with the remaining flowers.
~Glue the Flowers onto the Heart over the coordinating size flower part.  You could also attach the Flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals if desired.
5.  Lay out the Heart and the Oval in the desired positions on your card base.
~Use Tombow Glue to attach the Heart.
~Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Oval Sentiment.

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Celebrate Gold Shaker Card

This is the Celebrate Gold Shaker Card I made for my birthday.  I really wanted to use the gold flakes and the gold Bundle of Love DSP.
Gold Heart Shaker Card Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)#144143
Thick Very Vanilla
Elegant Eggplant
Window Sheet #142314
Big Shot:  Celebrate You Thinlits #146840
Sweetheart Embossing Folder #143705
Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707
Embellishments:  Gold Glitter Flakes #146816
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-12″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Sweethear embossing folder.  Use the coordinating Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelit to cut out the center heart.  While at your Big Shot, cut out the Celebrate from Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  Glue onto the bottom of the DSP.
3.  Cut a Window Sheet at 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Attach to the back of your DSP Heart cut out with SNAIL around all four sides.
4.  Attach Foam Adhesive Strips on the DSP back about 1/8″ from the edge of the Heart cut out.  Make sure there are NO gaps in the Foam Adhesive Strip otherwise the Gold Flakes will escape and get everywhere!  Also put the Foam Adhesive Strips around the edge of the card.
NOTE:  If you do not want the Gold Glitter Flakes to stick to the inside of the Foam Adhesive Strips,  either run your fingers along the adhesive sides or run your Embossing Buddy along the sides to remove the sticky there.  I personally like the Gold around the Heart edges so I didn’t do this.
5.  Lay your DSP on your card base to determine where to put your pile of Gold Glitter Flakes.  Remove the DSP.  Put your Gold Glitter Flakes on the card base in the center of where the Heart will cover.  Remove the Adhesive backing and put on your card base.  Press firmly.  Now you can “test” out to see if the Shaker Card works.  🙂
Your card is finished.
6.  Envelope options:  Use the Embossing folder on the envelope flap.

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Three Birthday Pandas

This fun Panda Birthday card has no fussy cutting, just punching!  It looks complicated, but is pretty quick to make.  So get your punches out and have some fun!
Party Panda Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Party Pandas  Wood Mount #147218, Clear Mount #147221  (Sale-a-bration product FREE with purchase of $50 until March 31, 2018)
Inks:  Memento Black
Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant
Blends:  Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack #144602
Color Lifter #144608
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493
Punches:  Starburst #143717
2-1/4″ Circle Punch #143720
Classic Label Punch #141491
Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609
Other:Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine #124262
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049 OR Stamparatus (available in June 2018)
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base ar 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Perfect Plum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp all three pandas on Whisper White cardstock leaving plenty of room to punch them out with the Starburst Punch.  You might need to stamp each image more than once, so use the Stamp-a-ma-jig so you can get the perfect stamped images.  Punch out each panda separately with the Starburst Punch.  Stamp the confetti in Perfect Plum ink as desired around the pandas.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday twice in either Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out both sentiments with the Classic Label Punch.  Put three Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each Classic Label.
5.  Punch three 2-1/4″ Elegant Eggplant circles.  Glue the Panda Starbursts onto the Elegant Eggplant circles.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Elegant Eggplant circles.
6.  Punch a Balloon out of Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  Color it with the Rich Razzleberry Blends Markers.  I did the Dark against the left side, the Light over the rest, and made the “shine” by removing the color with the Color Lifter.
7.  Lay out your circles, balloon, and Happy Birthdays in the desired positions.  Attach the Circles and Happy Birthdays with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Balloon.
8.  Tie a bow from the Baker’s Twine.  Attach it to the bottom of the balloon with either a Glue Dot or a small dot of Tombow Glue.
Your card is finished.
9.  Envelope Options:
~Emboss the envelope flap with the embossing folder
~Stamp either a panda or Happy Birthday onto the envelope flap.

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Sketch Challenge #13

This Sketch Challenge Card uses the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper along with some Glimmer Paper.  Change the look by using different patterned paper, ribbon instead of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and another shape instead of the squares for your sentiment.  Post your creation on my Facebook Page under the Sketch #13 Thread starting tomorrow afternoon.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Confetti Celebration  Wood Mount #141510, Clear Mount #142034
Picture Perfect Photopolymer #145519
Inks:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Pool Party
Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #145559
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″
~DSP at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base next to the fold line.
~Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper at 3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach slightly overlapping the bottom of the DSP.
2.  Stamp your sentiment in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with the Square Framelit that best fits.  Stamp your decorative short border stamp from the Picture Perfect stamp set in Pool Party ink.
3.  Cut a larger square from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Layer the two squares together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the bottom and attach to your card front.

 

Always & Forever Man’s Valentine Card

This would be a great Valentine Card for your favorite guy!  Most guys (and some gals) love wood and nature.  So make this card with the fun Wood paper and this stamp set with a Tree stump.  You can replace the retired (oops!) Jute Twine with the 1/4″ Copper Trim or Linen Thread.
Always & Forever Men's Valentine card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Always & Forever  Wood Mount #143811, Clear Mount #143814
Inks:  Early Espresso
Real Red
Blends Markers:  Crumb Cake Combo Pack #144601
Old Olive Combo Pack #144597
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Wood Textures 6×6 Designer Series Paper #144177
Trim:  Linen Thread  #1041991/4″ Copper Trim #144179  Jute Twine (Sorry, retired) OR , OR
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
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″.
NOTE:  I just did this all on the card base.  When you use Blends to color, the color will bleed though your cardstock.  SO either color with your card base open OR if you do not want the bleed through to show, cut a Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Do everything to the card front, then attach it to the card base.  Instructions are for just the card base with no additional card front.  My son thought the bleed through was an additional feature of the card.
2.  Cut your Wood Textures DSP at 2″ x 6″ with the pattern you want on your card.  Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse.  Trim excess from top and bottom.
3.  Stamp your Tree Stump in Early Espresso ink overlapping your Wood paper.  Lay your card base open and flat on a piece of scratch paper.  Color the Tree stump around the bottom edges and left side and the bottom of the oval at the top with the Crumb Cake Dark Blends Marker.  Color the rest of the Tree Stump with the Crumb Cake Blends Marker blending the darker Crumb Cake.  Now color some grass with the Old Olive Blends Markers.  I then used the Thin tip of the Crumb Cake Dark Blends to color the tree trunk next to the grass.
4.  Stamp Forever at an angle in Real Red ink.  Stamp two of the Heart Confetti also in Real Red ink.
5.  Place 4 Glue Dots along the border of the Wood paper.  Attach your Jute Twine or Linen Thread.  Use SNAIL on the back of the Copper Trim to attach it to the card base.  Trim excess.
Your Card is Finished.
6.  Envelope:  You can stamp the round wood stamp on your envelope.  Use regular Stampin’ Write Markers to color it if desired.
~You could also emboss the flap with the Pine Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Watch this Video to learn how.

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Amazing Heartfelt Blooms

This Amazing Heartfelt Blooms card uses two Sale-a-bration items:  Level 1-Heartfelt Blooms, and Level 2-Celebrate You Thinlits.  I originally cut the Amazing from Silver Glimmer Paper and colored it with a Fresh Fig Marker, then with a Basic Black Marker.  It was too hard to tell what the word said, so I changed it to Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  Now we can tell what the word says.
Amazing Heartfelt Blooms Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Heartfelt Blooms  Wood Mount #147197, Clear Mount #147202  (FREE with $50 purchase until March 31, 2018)
Inks:  Perfect Plum
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Celebrate You Thinlits #146840 (Free with $100 purchase until March 31, 2018)
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Perfect Plum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/2″
~Elegant Eggplant card layer at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
~Whisper White card front at 3″ x 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp you Heartfelt Blooms stamp in Perfect Plum ink on your Whisper White card front.
3.  Big Shot:  Cut your Amazing from Elegant Eggplant cardstock with the Thinlit.   Attach with Tombow Glue to card front over stamped flowers.
4.  Attach Whisper White card front to Elegant Eggplant card layer with Fast Fuse.  Attach these layers to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is Finished!

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January Paper Pumpkin Cards

I am not normally a Black Valentine person, but these Paper Pumpkin cards turned out pretty cute.  I think I will need to make a template for them…..  For the Alternate cards I also used Sweet & Sassy Framelits (with my Big Shot), and Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  All other items used were included in the Kit.

ORIGINAL CARDS
January 2018 Paper Pumpkin Cards-Original
INSIDE LEFT CARD
Inside Jan Paper Pumpkin cardINSIDE RIGHT CARD
Inside Paper Pumpkin Card

ALTERNATE CARDS
January 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternate CardLeft Card:  Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Flirty Flaming cardstock, Berry Burst ink sponged around Heart.  Vellum die cut is cut in half and attached behind heart with Glue Dots.
Right Card:  Use Whisper White insert from Kit, Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  Only attach the Insert to the top half/part of the card flap.

INSIDE LEFT CARD:
Inside Paper Pumpkin CardSweet & Sassy Framelits, Flirty Flamingo cardstock

INSIDE RIGHT CARD

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Pink & Gold Valentine Card

This Pink & Gold Valentine Card was made for Sketch Challenge #12.  Notice I did not follow the Sketch exactly.  These Sketches are to inspire you.  You can be creative when following them.
Sketch #12

There is no stamping, some patterned paper, and Gold Vinyl Stickers on this card.  This would be a quick card to make multiples though you would have to vary the focal point stickers.
Pink & Gold Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Ink:  Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144143
Gold Vinyl Stickers:Painted Love #145586
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Stamping Sponge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Lay your strip of Hearts sticker 3/8″ from the bottom edge of your card base.
3.  Choose two pieces of DSP and cut at 1″ x 4-1/4″.  Punch one end of each strip with the Banner Triple Punch.  Sponge around the edges with Soft Suede ink.  Choose which one will be on the bottom.  Attach with Fast Fuse.  Trim excess off the card top and sponge the DSP top.  Decide how long the second strip will be.  Attach with Fast Fuse at the top and Mini Dimensionals on the sides and tips.  Trim off excess from top and sponge top of DSP strip.
4.  Attach the Love sticker at the top of the card.  Then attach the Heart.  This Heart is actually two stickers, so separate them and attach one at a time.
Your Card is finished!

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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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Mixed Medallions Card Kit

This Mixed Medallions Card Kit is FREE with a $50 purchase from My Online Store through March 31, 2018.  The eight cards are quick to make.  I made two in less than 10 minutes!  They are also Fun Fold cards.  Have fun making these for yourself or with your children or friends.  My grandchildren just love making cards from kits like this!  I gave this Kit to my 6 year-old granddaughter for Christmas.  I am sure she used every single die cut!  Hopefully she just chose the English sentiments.  😉

SUPPLIES:
Mixed Medallions Card Kit – Level 1 Sale-a-bration item – #147183
Optional:  Glue Dots are provided, but I would rather use the Stampin’ Up! Glue Dots #103683


INSTRUCTIONS:
 1.  Turn card base over so you just see the white inside.  Fold down the card middle, then both sides.
2.  Choose the saying you want, 1 large flower die cut and several smaller flower die cuts.
~Put 2-3 Glue Dots on the Full Circle.  Hold card closed and attach large flower die cut.
~Put 2 Glue Dots on the large flower die cut and attach saying/words.
~Now attach smaller flower die cuts.  You can layer them if desired.
3.  Fold up the card middle and write your message.
Your card is finished.
Variation:
~If you want a different sentiment, punch out the die cut you want and stamp on the back.
~You can also add any punch or die cut shapes or embellishments you want so you have cards that look different and say different things.
~Coordinating colors: Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

Repeat until all eight cards are made.  You now have cards ready to send at a moments notice to brighten someone’s day.

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Love You Always Card

This card uses the NEW Love You Still stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I colored it with my NEW Blends Markers.  I hope you have as much fun making this card as I did!
Loe You Always Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Love You Still  Photopolymer #145811
Banners For You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Memento Black
Real Red
Blends:  Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack #144598
Old Olive Combo Pack #144597
Crumb Cake Combo Pack #144601
Color Lifter #144608
Daffodil Delight Dark #144585
Cardstock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cur 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 front at  4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp your Flower Arch image and Love You Yesterday sentiment in Memento Black ink.  Stamp the I Love You in Real Red ink.
4.  Although there are two-step stamps for the Arch, flowers and leaves, I chose to color the images with my Blends Markers.  Make sure you have at least 1-2 layers of scratch paper under your cardstock when coloring as there will be bleed-through of the Blends inks.
~Crumb Cake Dark along the left sides of the wood.  Crumb Cake Light to color in the rest and blend out the lines.
~Old Olive Dark and Light for the leaves.
~Daffodil Delight Dark for the center of the large flower.  I had accidently colored the center with the Cherry Cobbler Dark.  I used my Color Lifter to remove the color, then colored the center with Daffodil Delight Dark.  So I am having you do the Daffodil Delight first.
~Cherry Cobbler Dark for the large flower with the Daffodil Delight center.
~Cherry Cobbler Light for the other three flowers.
5.  Attach your colored card front to your card base.

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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!

Wishing You a Dapper Day Men’s Card

Here is a quick man’s card to make with the NEW Truly Tailored stamp set and Corduroy Ribbon. My guys will appreciate the simplicity, the wood element, and no bow.
Wishing You a Dapper Day - Men's Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Truly Tailored  Wood Mount #145732, Clear Mount #145735
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Memento Black
Basic Black Marker
Cardstock:  Dapper Denim
Whisper White
Punch:  2-1/4″ Circle #143720
Embellishments:  Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon #145597
Touches of Nature Wood Elements #144216
Stamping Sponge
Adhesives:  SNAIL or Fast Fuse
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Dapper Denim card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold and score at 4-1/4″.
2.  Ink up your Dapper Day stamp with Dapper Denim ink.  Wipe off the mustache.  Color the mustache with your Basic Black Marker.  Remoisten your ink by opening your mouth wide and huffing onto your inked stamp 5-6 times.  Stamp on Whisper White.  Punch out with the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Sponge around the edges with Dapper Denim ink.
3.  Place your card base on scratch paper.  Stamp the “Wishing you a Dapper Day” in Memento Black ink as many times as will fit diagonally on the card front.
4.  Measure your Ribbon at 5-1/2″.  Put SNAIL or Fast Fuse on the back.  Attach to your card front 1-1/2″ from the bottom.  Trim off the end even with the cardstock.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched circle and attach to your card front.
6.  Put Glue Dots on the back of several leaves of your wood element.  Attach next to your punched circle.
Your card is finished!

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December Paper Pumpkin Kit

I made my December Paper Pumpkin Kit within a couple of days of getting it!!!  First time in a long time.  I did just follow the directions.  In 2018 I hope to post the “By the Directions” and an alternative project using the Paper Pumpkin Kit each month.
December Paper Pumpkin card #1December Paper Pumpkin card #2

Would you like your own Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit in your mailbox each month?  Sign up by the 10th to start with the Kit that month (January).  If you sign up after the 10th you will start with the next month (February)

~Monthly Subscription.  $19.95 per month plus tax.  Shipping is included int the $19.95 price.  You will get a Kit every month unless you go to your account and either “Take a Break” or “Cancel.”  Click on Monthly Subscription to go directly to the Paper Pumpkin Site and sign up.

~Prepaid Kits.  1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months.  Check your email for the Prepaid Code after you have ordered.  You will need it when you set up your account.  Click on the Prepaid Kits to choose your Subscription plan.  Then check your email for more instructions and your Code.

What do I need to do to Subscribe or get my Prepaid Kits?
You will need to set up an account for both Prepaid Kits and a Monthly Subscription.  Watch this short video to show you how.  Both the links above should automatically list me to be your Demonstrator.

What is included in the Kits?
~All the supplies to make the projects in the kit.  December’s Kit included a 1″ ink pad, Photopolymer stamps, Glue Dots, card bases, envelopes,Baker’s Twine, cardstock and die cuts to make the eight cards – 4 each of 2 designs.
~Your first Kit will include a stamp block.
~Each month’s Kit always includes one or two 1″ ink pads and stamps.
~Most kits’ projects are cards.
~Some past kits have included:  a mini scrapbook/journal, home decor wreath, gift bags, and treat bags.

What else will I need to make the projects?
~Basic Tools: Bone Folder, scissors
~I also use the regular Stampin’ Up! Glue Dots and Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesives.
~The Kit Glue Dots come as little circles covered with white or patterned paper on a clear sheet.  I am not very coordinated in using them.  My grandchildren do fine with them.

What ages can use Paper Pumpkin Kits?
~I have made these Kits with my grandchildren as young as 3 years old.  Plan on supervising and helping the younger children.  I usually bring a Kit with when I visit my daughter and her family in New Hampshire.  I did forget one time….. My 8 year old grandson asked what craft I brough for them to make.  He was disappointed I did not bring one.  🙁

Happy Paper Pumpkin Crafting!

Flourishing Phrases Thank You Card

This is a single layer Thank You Card stamped just on the card base.  I colored the stamp with Markers so the flowers and leaves would be different colors.
Flourishing Phrases Flower Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases  Wood Mount #141531, Clear Mount #141534
Markers:  Choose a green and a color for your flower.  I used Wild Wasabi and Berry Burst (I think)
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla #144237

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Color your stamp with the side of the brush-tip of your Marker.  When your stamp is all colored, open your mouth wide and huff the moist air onto your stamp.  I usually do this 5-6 times making sure all parts of the stamp get remoistened.  Stamp as normal.
3.  Ink up your sentiment (with the ink pad or marker).  Stamp.
Your card is finished.

Happy New Year stamping!  Get the supplies for your New Year’s card making from My Online Store.

Paisley Thank You Card

This is a quick and easy Paisley Thank You Card.  If you change the sentiment you can use is for any occasion.   Use a Clear Block F.  This will also be easy when the Stamparatus comes out.
Paisley Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Paisley & Posies  Photopolymer #142196
Clear Block F  #118483
Label Me Pretty   Wood Mount #143858, Clear Mount #143861
Ink:  Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Marina Mist
Whisper White
Night of Navy
Punches:  Pretty Label #143715
1-3/8 Scallop Circle #146139 (available January 3, 2018)
Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.  Score and fold at 4-1/4.
2.   Lay your stamps, flat side up, on the card front in the position you want them.  Lay your F Block on top of the stamps making sure the stamp block is straight so you can line up and stamp easily.
3. Stamp Card Front:  Place your card base on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a better stamped image.  Now ink up your stamps with Night of Navy ink and stamp on your card front.
4.  Stamp Thank You in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch lining up the stamped image with the scallops (or punch with the regular 1-3/8″ Circle Punch).  Punch a Night of Navy Pretty Label.  Attach the two together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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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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