Happy Father’s Day

This is what I am giving my DH for Father’s Day Sunday.  Make both the card and the crate in less than 30 minutes!
Father's Day Candy Crate

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Here are the instructions to make the crate which holds 12 Hershey Nuggets if you pur 2 on the side and one on top.

CRATE SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #144177
Big Shot:  Wood Crate Framelits #143730
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Candy or Treats  I used Hershey Nuggets.  Use your Guy’s favorite candy.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose two sheets of the Wood Textures paper to cut your crate from.  Cut out with the Wood Crate Thinlit.  Fold all score lines:  along the short side and long side, bottom, two side tabs.
2.  Add Tear & Tape to the side tabs on both Crate pieces.  Also add add strips of Tear & Tape along the top side of the bottom of just ONE of the crates.
3.  Put the Crate piece on the bottom that has the Tear & Tape on it.  Attach the other bottom piece to the Tear and Tape.  Now attach the bottom tabs on both sides, the the side tabs.
4.  Stamp Happy Father’s Day twice  on Whisper White card stock in Tranquil Tide ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Attach to the sides of the Crate.
5.  Insert the Hershey Nuggets by laying three along the bottom with flat side down.  Now lay one on its side with the flat side along the short side of the Crate.  Repeat with two more layers of three Nuggets laying with flat side down.  Add one more with the flat side against the short side of the Crate.  Top with one more to make an even dozen Nuggets.

Father’s Day Cards from Paper Pumpkin

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Father's Day Cards made from May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

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3 Balloon Birthday Card

This Balloon Birthday Card was made by my helper Kiev and features the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Carried Away Sale-a-bration paper.  It is quick to make and will be enjoyed by both birthday boys, girls, men, and women.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh So Succulent Photopolymer #142992
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Mint Macaron
Whisper White
Peekaboo Peach
Night of Navy
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Carried Away Designer Series Paper 12X12 #143608 (available until March 31, 2017 FREE with $50 purchase)
Punch:  Balloon Bouquet #140609
Ribbon:  Sending Love 1/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Carried Away papers:  2″ x 5-1/4″ and 3″ x 4″
~Mint Macaron 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Whisper White 1/2″ x 2-1/2″  Stamp Happy Birthday in Night of Navy ink and cut notches on each end.
Punch your Balloons:
~Large Balloon from each Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
2.  Now lay out all the pieces to get them where you want.  Then attach to the card base.
~Lay the 2″ x 5-1/4″ Carried Away paper on the card base next to the fold.
~Attach the 3″ x 4″ Carried Away paper to the 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Mint Macaron.  Center on the front of the card.
~Place the balloons and Happy Birthday on the 3″ x 4″ Carried Away paper.  Attach the Happy Birthday with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach the Peekaboo Peach and Night of Navy Balloons with Fast Fuse.  Attach the Glimmer Paper Balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie a Bow with the 1/8″ White Ribbon and attach it to the Glimmer Paper Balloon with a Glue Dot or two.

Try making this Birthday card with a variety of patterned papers and change the Balloon colors to coordinate with the paper.

 

Confetti Birthday Card

Here is a super quick and easy Birthday card using the Confetti Embossing Folder and the Big on Birthdays stamp set.  This card is perfect for men, women, and children.
Confetti Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Pacific Point
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

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 your So Saffron card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Confetti embossing folder.
3.  Stamp in the flat Oval on your card front: Happy Birthday and To You and the stars in Pacific Point ink.
4.  Glue your card front to your card base.

Choose different colors and make your own Confetti Birthday card.

Love Card with Wooden Accents

This fun LOVE card can be used for any LOVE Occasion such as Valentine’s Day, Wedding, Anniversary or just to say I Love You anytime.  It is a quick card to make with just a little stamping and glueing on the wooden embellishments.  This card is perfect for guys and others who love wood.
Every Friday now through Valentine’s Day will feature either a card or something else you can use for Valentine’s Day or other LOVE Occasions.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Double Talk Photopolymer #142908
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Watermelon Wonder
Real Red
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Embellishments:  Sending Love Wood Embellishments #142735
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp:
~Block Love Banner stamp in Watermelon Wonder ink
~Block Love stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink inside the open LOVE in the Banner.
~Delicate Line Love stamp in Real Red centered inside the Flirty Flamingo Block Love.
3.  Choose and lay out the wood embellishments you want.  Attach them with the adhesive of your choice.  You are done!

Have fun making Valentines for your family and friends!

Confetti Marquee Birthday Card

Two of my adult children had birthdays last week.  Their favorite color is green so here is a birthday card both of them can enjoy.  I usually make them each a different card, but did not have time this year.
Confetti Marquee Birthday Card in GreensConfetti Marquee Birthday Card in GreensSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages  Photopolymer #141727
Ink:  Memento Black
Cucumber Crush or Garden Green ink pads and Markers
Smoky Slate Marker
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Garden Green
Wild Wasabi or Cucumber Crush
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Tools:  Paper Snips or scissors for fussy cutting
Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green or Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Garden Green card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Center in the Confetti embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Use a sponge wedge and sponge the confetti with Cucumber Crush ink. Glue to your card base.  You can also sponge the card edges if desired.
3.  Stamp your Marquee Messages large stamp in Memento Black ink on Thick Whisper White card stock (twice) and either Wild Wasabi or Cucumber Crush card stock (once).
~Leave one Whisper White Marquee for your base to layer everything on.  Stamp “It’s Your” in Memento Black ink.  Color in the letters with either the Garden Green or Cucumber Crush Marker.  Color in the shading with the Smoky Slate Marker.
~Stamp “Birthday” in either Garden Green or Cucumber Crush ink on the other Marquee Banner.  Cut out the Banner.  Put Dimensionals on the back to attach later.
~Color in the dots with the Garden Green Marker on the Green Arrow and the lines on the left side of the stamped Marquee.  Cut them out.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Arrow.
~If desired, stamp two stars in Memento Black ink on Daffodil Delight card stock OR you can just cut out the green ones from your green Marquee card stock.  Attach to the “Birthday” Banner with Glue Dots.
4.  Assemble your card by lining up the piece you are adding over the same lines on your Marquee base.
~Glue the Green Lines over the Lines on the Marquee Base.
~Add your Birthday Banner next.
~Last add your Arrow making sure to line up all the sides and the tip of the arrow over the Birthday Banner.
5.  Add your Marquee base to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy making this Confetti Marquee Birthday card using a variety of colors.

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.

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!

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!

Foxy Friends Birthday Card

This Foxy Friends Birthday Card is for my grandson.  I love this Foxy Friends Bundle!  I used the Party Pop-Up Happy Birthday Thinlit inside the card.
Foxy Friends Boy's Birthday CardIf you want the supply list and instructions for this card, please subscribe to my newsletter over on the side bar or on the pop-up.  You will also need to sign up for the FREE Membership site with the link on the Thank You page.  Then look for the August 2016 Projects.

 

Three Thoughtful Branches Cards

Here are three of the cards we made at my Thoughtful Branches Bundle Class.  We also made the Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card.

TODAY is the LAST DAY this Bundle is available!  So don’t procrastinate and GET IT NOW!  If you buy this Bundle from me I will email you a FREE collection of Thoughtful Branches Bundle Ideas I have gleaned from the web.  Just make sure and let me have access to your email address when you order so I can email it to you.

Card 1: Sweet Sugarplum Card

Thoughtful Branches Sweet Sugarplum CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Lots of Label Framelits
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card front layer at 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Attach to center of card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your dotted stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink and your leaf stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I tried to stamp them randomly.  Attach to your card front.
5.  Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock and cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelit that works best.  Sponge the edges in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Cut the next larger Lots of Labels Framelit from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Sponge with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Attach two labels together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Cut two sets of the Flower Leaves” – one in Sweet Sugar Plum and one in Rich Razzleberry.  Separate the Leaves leaving a stem.  Arrange as desired.  Put Glue only on the part of the leaf that touches the Whisper White label.  I attached the Rich Razzleberry Leaves first, then the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf.  I also sponged the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf with Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Card 2.  Forest Trees Card.

Thoughtful Branches Forest Trees CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Soft Suede
Garden Green
Real Red
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White for stamping
Thick Whisper White for card base
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Adhesive:  Foam Adhesive Strips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
Stamp:
~Tree Trunks and 3 Trees in Soft Suede ink
~Pine Trees needles in Garden Green ink
~Birds in Real Red ink
~Words in Memento Black ink
3.  Run your card front in the Softly Falling embossing folder through your Big Shot.
4.  Attach Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of your card around the edges with about 3 or so inch strip in the center back.  Attach to card base.

Card 3. Copper For You Card

Thoughtful Branches Copper For You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Memento Black
Daffodil Delight
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Early Espresso
Copper Foil Sheets (available September 1, 2016)
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Petal Burst embossing folder #141493
Ribbon:  Organza
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Copper Foil Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing Folder.   Cut your Ribbon at about 5″.  Run Fast Fuse along the back where you want to attach your Ribbon.  Lay Ribbon across the front and fold ends over and attach to Fast Fuse on the back.  Attach Embossed Copper Sheet to card base.
3.  Stamp your words and cut out with the Layering Circle Framelit that best fits.  Choose a slightly larger Scallop Layering Circle Framelit and cut out of Cajun Craze card stock.  While you are at it, cut the Flower Leaves from Cajun Craze card stock at the same time.  Attach the two circles together with Fast Fuse.
4.  Stamp your two leaves on Whisper White card stock.  Use the Rock and Roll Technique to get the two colors on each leaf.  Ink up the Leaf Stamp with Daffodil Delight ink just as you always do, BUT before stamping take your stamp and gently roll the edges of the stamp in Cajun Craze ink.  Each leaf will look different.  When you have two leaves you like, Cut them out with the Leaf Framelit.
5.  Attach the four leaves to the back of the Circles with Tombow Glue.  Attach the Leaf & Circles to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Enjoy using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to make a variety of cards for many different occasions!

Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

I have been wanting to make a Four Seasons card with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  I got this Thoughtful Branches Bundle idea from Daniela Astor.  As usual I tweaked it and made it my own.  It took me about 1 hour to make this card, but it can be displayed all year long.  Yes, it fits in a medium Stampin’ Up! envelope so you can mail it!
Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

This Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only available until August 31, 2016 so get yours now!  If you buy it from me I will email you a FREE document with lots of ideas I have gleaned from the web.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits  #144328
Stamps:  Date It Photopolymer #141563
Ink:  Memento Black
Garden Green
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Soft Sky
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Always Artichoke
Delightful Dijon
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits from Bundle
Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Marina Mist card base:  4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 2-1/2″ and 5-1/2″.
~Soft Sky:  2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring, 2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.
~Soft Suede and Early Espresso card stock:  Cut two full trees each
~Tree Leaves:  Cut one each: Emerald Envy, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze.
~Small individual Leaves:  Cut one each in Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon
~Stamp and Cut.  Stamp Tree Leaves on Whisper White Twice – once in Garden Green ink and once in Daffodil Delight ink.  Cut out with the Tree Leave Framlit.
~Cut 7 apples from Real Red card stock.
2.  Stamp your Season names on the Soft Sky card stock about 1/4″ from the bottom (or top).  It is easy to center your stamping with the Photopolymer stamps.
-2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring,
~2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer,
~4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.  Lay out your Autumn Tree with the 3 Tree Leaves and stamp Autumn in the center under the tree.  Stamp Winter centered in the small space left.  Put your Winter side in the Softly Falling embossing Folder with the Autumn side sticking out and run through your Big Shot.  It does not matter if part of the snow is on the Autumn part of the card stock.
3.  Attach your Soft Sky pieces to your card base in the coordinating sections.
4.  Spring.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Spring section not adding glue to about 1/2″ on each side of the branches so you do not glue the card open.  😉  Attach the Garden Green stamped and cut Tree Leaves.  Cut 5 “flowers” from the Daffodil Delight Stamped and cut Tree leaves.  Glue The Tree Leaves on not adding glue to the 1/2″ on each side.
5.  Summer.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Summer section centering the trunk and not gluing about 1/4″ on each side of the branches.  Attach the Emerald Envy Tree Leaves making sure the right side is just to the left of the fold line.  Bend the card between Spring and Summer and trim off the right side of the Summer branches and Emerald Envy Tree Leaves so the fold line shows.  Now lay the card flat with the Spring Tree Leaves overlapping the Summer Tree Leaves.  Trim more if necessary to have your card lay flat.
6.  Autumn.  Glue your Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, and Cajun Craze Tree Leaves together as shown.  Glue to Early Espresso Tree.  Now Glue so the Left side of the Tree Leaves almost touch the fold on the left by Summer.  Add extra single leaves beside Autumn if desired.
7.  Winter.  Trim your last Early Espresso Tree to fit in the space left beside Autumn.  Glue on.

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Enjoy making your own Thoughtful Branches Bundle Four Seasons Card!

Thoughtful Branches Card

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

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

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

Foxy Raccoon in the Forest Card

I saw a similar card made with the Foxy Friends Bundle on Patty Bennett’s blog and decided to make one for my class.  It is a fun card to make with lots of different elements.  Enjoy making one for yourself or an animal lover friend.
Foxy Friends-RaccoonSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends  Photopolymer stamps + Fox Builder Punch #142326
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Tip Top Taupe
Soft Suede
Cucumber Crush
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Dapper Denim
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Perfect Pines Framelits #139665 (Optional to cut out pine trees.  I hand cut mine.)
Other:  Paper Snips for fussy cutting
Tombow Glue or other adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Dapper Denim 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″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  Make sure your trees are going the correct way before you emboss.  Add all the other pieces before attaching.
3.  Cut your Emerald Envy card stock at 2-1/4″ x 4″  and 3-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut your Flowered paper at 2-3/4″ x 4″.  Line up your Emerald Envy card stock pieces with the Flowered piece in between.  Cut a wavy line on the end where all 3 pieces are stacked together.  Arrange them so you like them.  I ended up flipping over my Emerald Envy pieces to get the “rolling hills” effect.  Attach the tallest Emerald Envy piece to your card front, lining it up with the bottom and both sides, with Tombow Glue.  Layer the Flowered piece next, then the short Emerald Envy.  Trim off any excess at the bottom.
4.  Now for the Stamping:
~Raccoon Body:  Smoky Slate
~Raccoon eye mask, ear tips, and tail stripes:  Tip Top Taupe
~Tree Stump:  Soft Suede
~Trees:  Cucumber Crush
Now cut out all the stamped pieces.
5.  Lay out the cut out pieces and attach with your favorite adhesives.  I just used Tombow Glue.
6.  Attach your finished card front to your card base with Tombow Glue.

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Have fun making different animals with the Foxy Friends Bundle!

Happy Birthday with Framelits

This Birthday Card for my Son-in-law uses the Lots of Labels Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits.  It is a fun little card to make and pretty quick.
Happy Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages Photopolymer #141727
Ink & Marker:  Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Calypso Coral
Dapper Denim
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #141637
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your A Little Foxy patterned Paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to your card base centering so it is even around all four sides.
3.  Take the leftover piece of your patterned paper, turn it over so the opposite side shows and stamp “Birthday” in Dapper Denim ink.  Cut out with a Lots of Labels Framelit.  Cut the next larger size Framelit from Calypso Coral card stock.  Use your Marker to outline the edges of both die cuts.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both die cuts.  Attach the Birthday layer to the Calypso Coral Layer.
4. Cut out the “Happy” Thinlit from Dapper Denim card stock using the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT cutting pad.  You might also want to put some Parchment Paper or Wax Paper from your grocery store between the Thinlit and the card stock to help you remove it more easily from the Thinlit.  Attach using small dots of Glue – either Tombow or Fine Tip.

Lots of Labels Framelits    Hello You Thinlits

Have fun using the Lots of Labels Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits to make cards for a variety of occasions.

Foxy Friend Card

I am enjoying the Foxy Friends products and made this Fox card using the Foxy Friends stamp set and the A Little Foxy  Designer Series Paper.  Have fun with all the animal variations you can make with this stamp set!  This card is perfect for animal lovers, men, and boys.
Foxy Friends Fox CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set #141549  (Bundled with the Fox Builder Punch #142326)
Ink: Cajun Craze
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″)  #141637
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits  #138281
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose your patterned paper design and cut it at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base with either Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
3.  Stamp your Fox:
~Body in Cajun Craze ink
~Eyes and Nose in Memento Black
4.  Cut your Fox out using the Lots of Label Framelit that is wide enough.  Position the Top of the Framelit close to the top of the Fox and run through your Big Shot.  Reposition the Framelit lining up the sides so the Bottom of the Framelit is in the position you want.  Run through your Big Shot.  Watch this Video to see how to shorten your cut Framelit shapes.
5.  Cut the next larger Framelit in Cajun Craze card stock.  Lay your Fox die cut on top of your Cajun Craze die cut leaving the border at the Top you want.  Reposition your Framelit on the Cajun Craze card stock so you have the same border at the bottom of your die cut.  Run through your Big Shot.
6.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of both die cuts.  Attach the Fox die cut to the Cajun Craze card stock die cut.  Move your Fox around until it is in the position you like.  Attach it to your card front.

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

Enjoy making this Foxy Friends Card for someone special.

Foxy Raccoon Card

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Foxy Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 3-5/8″ x 4-1/4″.
4.  Stamp:
~Raccoon body in Crumb Cake
~Raccoon tail stripes in Soft Suede
~Raccoon eye patches and ears in Soft Suede
~Raccoon Face in Memento Black
~Tree stump in Chocolate Chip
~Leaf sprig in Old Olive
~Leaf Arch in Old Olive
~Tree in Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  Both my ink pads and markers need to be reinked…..  NOTE:  Before stamping the Tree punch out the images using the Fox Builder Punch.  Trim the Tail piece in about 1/8″ all around.  Center the tail piece over the stamped tail and use the head piece to cover his back legs but put it in about 1/8″.  This 1/8″ inset will make the tree stamp closer to the body so you won’t have to color in as much white space around the Raccoon tail and body.
~Use your Old Olive Marker to make little lines for grass.
5.  Attach stamped piece to card base.

Have fun making your own Raccoon or Fox card!

Paper Pumpkin Father’s Day Cards

These Father’s Day cards were made using the May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Hooray!  I now have all my Father’s Day cards made and ready to mail – EARLY!!  They will be SO Excited!!  I followed the directions for all the cards but one as I have an unmarried son.  I made all 8 cards in about 45 minutes.
Father's Day Cards made from May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

SUPPLIES:
May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Tombow Glue
Bone Folder

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Fold the White Laser Cut card bases on the score line.  Make sure they will open the correct way.  I had to refold mine.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on the lower edge of the center strip.  I tried to center it.
3.  Peel of the “Happy” and apply it to your card above your sentiment.  It is okay if it is over the Laser Cut shapes.  Rub with your Bone Folder so it attaches to the card front well.
4.  Attach your corrugated card stock to the inside of your card under the Laser Cut front.  You can use either the Glue Dots that come with the Kit or Tombow Glue.  I was not patient enough to use the Glue Dots so I put a thin line of Tombow around the inside edges and strip of the Laser Cut front and attached my corrugated card stock piece.  I rubbed it with my Bone Folder to make sure it was attached well.
5.  Attach at least two of the enamel stars to your card.
6.  Write your message on the inside and make some men in your life happy!  Remember to MAIL it!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OTHER CARD:
1.  Follow Steps 1 and 2 above.
2.  Add a strip of Washi Tape instead of the “Happy”.
3.  Follow Steps 4-6 above to complete your card.

If you would like YOUR OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail every month, just Click HERE to Sign up for a Monthly subscription OR Click HERE for a Prepaid subscription.  All the supplies are included for the basic projects.  Sometimes I use a different adhesive.  You can also use the supplies in your own way to create different projects than are shown in the instructions.

Enjoy making your own Father’s Day cards and getting your OWN Paper Pumpkin Kits in the mail!

Celebrate the NEW Catalog with a Birthday Card!

Marquee Messages man birthdayWahoo!! Today is the day we can start ordering from the NEW Catalog!!  So get your Wish List out and order your “First Round” of fun NEW Toys!  It will be nice to have more NEW Toys to play with.

If your Order is less than $150 – Please use this Hostess Code SJ9MCXRK which is good until June 15th.  I will send you a surprise grab bag with a few supplies to use in your card making play time!

If your Order is $150 or more, please just place an order and remember to claim your Stampin’ Rewards!  Stampin’ Rewards are FREE things you earn for placing a larger order.  You can choose from the Exclusive Host Stamp Sets on pages 197-201 of the NEW Catalog AND/OR ANYTHING in the Catalog!!
Stampin' Rewards Chart

CARD SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages  Photopolymer #141727
Ink:  Island Indigo
Markers:  Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay
Pool Party
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Other:  Paper Trimmer or Scissors
Stampin’ Dimemsionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Island Indigo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Marquee Messages Frame in Island Indigo ink.
~Stamp either It’s Your OR You Are in Island Indigo ink in the center of your Frame.
~Stamp either Birthday, Invited, OR Awesome in Island Indigo ink in the lower Banner.
3.  Color:
~The side rectangles with your Bermuda Bay Marker.
~Draw lines on the arrow with your Island Indigo Marker.
~Color in the Stars with your Pool Party Marker.
4.  Cut out your Marquee with either your Paper Trimmer or scissors.  This will NOT be a square shape.  The top is wider than the bottom.  So angle your sides when you cut them.
5.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of your stamped image and attach to your card base at the angle you like.
6.  This card is perfect for a guy as there is no fluff or sparkle.

Have fun ordering from the NEW Catalog and making your own Marquee Messages card!