Metallic Ribbon Birthday Card

This Ribbon Birthday card uses the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo that is a Sale-a-bration product.  It also uses the NEW Big on Birthdays stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Because the Ribbon is gold and silver you can use a variety of color combinations to make your own version of this card.
Ribbon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer  #142877
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Embossing:  Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Heat Tool  #129053
Other:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack #143601 (Sale-a-bration product-FREE with $50 purchase until March 31, 2017)
Paper Snips/fussy cutting scissors
SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Island Indigo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  If desired, cut a piece the same size to put inside the card and attach it now.
3.  Ribbon.  Cut three 6-1/2″ – 7-1/2″ strips of ribbon.  I cut one silver and two gold.  Use any combination or just one color.
~Put SNAIL on the back of the ribbon just running it along the whole length.  Attach it where desired.
4.  Rub you Embossing Buddy on your Island Indigo card stock that you will stamp on.  Stamp your birthday words in Versamark ink on Island Indigo card stock.  Dump Gold embossing powder on it, then remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Fussy cut around the edges with your scissors.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Attach your card front to your card base with SNAIL or Fast Fuse.

Let’s keep making Birthday cards so we will have them when we need to send them to family and friends this year.

Sweet Flower Card

This Sweet Flower card is pretty quick to make.  Choose 2 coordinating colors of card stock and make your own version.  The pretty flower embellishment adds just the right amount of bling.
Sweet Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Big Shot:  Window Box Thinlit #142762
Cupcake Cutouts Framelits #141474
Other:  Falling in Love embellishment #142791
Tombow Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots

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 Sweet Sugarplum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  With your Big Shot cut out the large Window Box flower Thinlit in the center of your card front.
3.  Attach your card front to your card base with Fast Fuse.
4.  Cut your “Sweet” and the Cupcake Cutouts curlique from Rich Razzleberry card stock.  Attach with glue to your card front.
5.  Attach your Flower embellishment with 2 Glue Dots.
6.  If desired cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attach to the inside to write on.

Enjoy the fun cutouts in the Window Box Thinlits and Cupcake Cutouts.

Baby Bear Card

I made this Baby Bear Card to celebrate the birth of a new grandson born the day after Christmas.  This cute bear that looks so soft and fuzzy is done entirely with stamps and three colors of ink.  Make a pink version for a girl using Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, and Melon Mambo inks and card stock.
Baby Teddy Bear CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Baby Bear  Photopolymer #141859
Inks:  Sahara Sand
Crumb Cake
Tip Top Taupe
Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Other:  Scissors
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White at 3-1/8″ x 3-3/8″.
2.  Stamp you Bear on the Whisper White making sure the widest sides are at the top and bottom.
3.  The Bear stamps are numbered on the plastic sheet they are attached to.  Look through the inked stamps to line up the Bear parts.
~Stamp Bear part 1 in Sahara Sand ink.  Most solid stamp,
~Stamp Bear part 2 in Crumb Cake ink.  Medium solid stamp.
~Stamp Bear part 3 in Tip Top Taupe ink.  Less solid stamp.
On a scrap of Whisper White stamp the Bow.
~most solid in Soft Sky ink
~Least solid in Marina Mist ink.
~Cut out the bow with scissors and attach to the Bear with Glue Dots.
4.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
5.  Cut your Soft Sky card stock at 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.  Attach under stamped Bear with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  Attach the layered Bear to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on the card base with Night of Navy ink.

Enjoy making a pink version for a Baby Girl!

Happy Birthday Candle Card

This Flower Birthday Candle card uses the Candle Punch and two layers of card stock to make a multi-colored candle.  The flowers are colored with markers.  So choose your birthday person’s favorite two colors to make your version of this card.
Flower Birthday Candle CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
Markers:  Daffodil Delight
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Whisper White
So Saffron
Watermelon Wonder
Punch:  Candle Border #142764
Adhesive:  SNAIL or 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 Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch your Candle Border along one of the 5-1/2″ edges starting in the center, then punch each edge.  Use your Paper Trimmer to cut 1/4″ off each 4″ side to just above the candles.  Use scissors to cut the off the 1/4″ section off above the candle at the edge. You can cut at an angle if you want to.
3.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Watermelon Wonder ink.  Color the flowers with Daffodil Delight Marker and the leaves and stems with Old Olive Marker.
4.  Cut a 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of both Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron.  Attach under the candles.  I just ran SNAIL along the bottom edge and over the candles, using my fingers to move the SNAIL from the open parts of the candles.  Add the Watermelon Wonder card stock strip along the bottom edge so it shows through the candle cut outs.  Line up the So Saffron strip so it touches the Watermelon Wonder strip.  Make sure there is enough adhesive to attach the top.
5.  Attach the card front to the card base with SNAIL.

Have fun making this Birthday Card in a variety of colors.

 

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!

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Watercolored Flowers Card

You can now order from the NEW 2017 Occasions Catalog and earn 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product for every $50 of products you buy!  The Flowered paper is one of the Sale-a-braton choices.  I colored it with the NEW Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.
Watercolored Flower card

SUPPLIES:
Watercolor Pencils #141709
Inside the Lines Paper #143830 (Sale-a-bration Product)
Watermelon Wonder card base
Aqua Painter #103954
Tear & Tape
Bone Folder

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Decide which way you want your flower patter to go and cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Color with your Watercolor Pencils:
~Flower Petals-Real Red.  Color darker by the center and where the petals meet.
~Flower Centers-Daffodil Delight.  Add a little Early Espresso in the very center.
~Large Leaves and stems-Old Olive
~Small Leaves-Old Olive and Daffodil Delight
~Bee & wings-Daffodil Delight (I didn’t use the Aqua Painter here.
4.  Gently color each item except the bee using your Aqua Painter.  Make sure your brush tip is wet, but do NOT squeeze more water out as you paint as this paper does warp and wrinkle more with more water used.  Clean the brush tip before you move onto a different color.
5.  Let dry.  It does dry pretty quickly, but I did not time how long it took.
6.  Now go back and add some shading to the flower petals and large leaves.  I did use the Aqua Painter on the leaves, but not on the flowers this second time.
7.  Let dry again.
8.  Flatten out your paper with your Bone Folder.  Add Tear & Tape around all four sides.  Center your paper and use your Bone Folder to help it lay flat on your card base.
9.  You can add a greeting if you want, but I liked mine without one.

Happy Watercoloring!

Sneek Peek: Lacy Kindred Spirits Card

This Lacy Card features the the Delicate Details Sale-a-bration stamp set and the NEW Lace Doily!
Lacy Kindred Spirits CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Delicate Doilies Photopolymer #143314  (FREE with $50 purchase)
First Sight  Clear #140688 (I have the wood #140685, but it is apparently no longer available in wood mount.)
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Blushing Bride
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372 available around January 16, 2017
Doily:  Lace Doilies #142793
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Line up your Lace stamps where you want on the card front with the flat side up.  Gently place your Clear Block H on top of the stamps.  Now ink up the stamps with Melon Mambo ink and line up the stamp on the the front of your card and stamp.  Hold the card base onto the stamp and flip it over.  Run a clear block over the back of the entire card front being careful to rub all the corners.  (You can see I missed part of the upper left corner.)  Remove card base from stamps.  (You can stamp each lace strip separately if you want.  But it quicker stamping all the stamps at once and they are all lined up correctly.)
3.  Stamp the leafy small backgroud stamp from First Sight stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Stitched Shapes Oval/  Stamp Kindred Spirits in Melon Mambo ink in the center of your Oval.
4.  Glue your Lace Doily to the center of your card front.
5.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach your Stitched Shapes Oval to your card front.  Your card is finished!
6.  You can use any of the stamps to decorate your envelope.  This will make the receiver excited to see what is inside.  It will also give the mailmen and women something to look at besides plain white envelopes.

Happy Card Making!

Flower Thank You Card

We do need to make Thank You cards for all the Christmas gifts we received.  This one is quick and easy and uses just 3 individual stamps and 1 ink color directly on your card base.  So choose your colors and get started making those Thank You notes!
Flower Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  So Very Much  Wood #143340, Clear #143343 (Sale-a-bration item FREE with $50 purchase)
Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Thank You in the center of your card.  Add the small part of the greeting underneath the Thank You.
3.  Stamp the large flower border starting at the upper left corner.  Stamp three more times working around the card.  You are finished.

Happy Card Making!

Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek: Pretty Pocket Card Kit

The Pretty Pocket Card Kit is one of the Sale-a-bration items you can choose when you spend $50 in merchandise.  Here are two things you can do with it.  The So Saffron Yellow one is made with parts included in the Kit.  The Pool Party one is made using stamps to decorate it.
Pocket Card-closedYELLOW POCKET CARD
Pretty Pocket Card Kit #143832  (all pieces have adhesive)
1.  Remove the adhesive backing on the Pocket Card.  Line up edges and seal closed.
2.  Decorate the lined insert by choosing a self-adhesive greeting and flower and put them where shown.
3.  Tie some Baker’s Twine around the card outside.  You are finished!

Pocket Card-OpenPOOL PARTY CARD:
Pretty Pocket Card Kit #143832  (all pieces have adhesive)
Stamps:  Window Shopping
Big on Birthdays
Delicate Details  Photopolymer # (Sale-a-bration item)
Ink:  Island Indigo

POOL PARTY CARD INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp Lace from Delicate Details across the card bottom with Island Indigo ink.  You might want to mask the side with a sticky note to prevent the Lace stamping on the back of your Pocket Card.
2.  Stamp the Lined Insert with Island Indigo ink”
~Thinking of you from Window Shopping stamp set
~Bow from Big on Birthdays stamp set
3.  Write your message on the Insert lines provided.  Put the insert in the card and envelope and give to the person intended.

Happy Sale-a-bration!

Merry Christmas

I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Joyful Nativity  Photopolymer #141565
Christmas Pines  Photopolymer #142049
Inks:  Real Red
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits  #141706
Bunches of Banners Framelits #141488
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 4″.  Round the top by using the largest Oval Framelit to round each top corner one at a time.  Put the part that will do the cutting on top and the other half underneath the card stock.  Run through your Big Shot.
3.  Stamp the Greeting you want in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Banner Framelit shape shown.  Be aware that it will cut around the open edge, so position your sentiment acccordingly.
4.  Lay out both pieces.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Merry Christmas!

Festive Star Christmas Card

This is a quick and easy Festive Star Christmas card to make.  Enjoy!
Festive Star Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Festive Season  Photopolymer #142071
Star of Light Photopolymer #142110
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon
VersaMark
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Silver Foil Sheet #132178
Big Shot:  Star Framelits #133723
Embossing:  Gold Embossing Powder  #109129
Heat Tool  #129053
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

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 two word sets in Delightful Dijon ink in the corners as shown.
3.  Stamp the star in Crushed Curry ink all over the front.  You can stamp over the words and off the sides.
4.  Stamp the Star in VersaMark ink on the Silver Foil Sheet.  Add the Embossing Powder, removing the excess.  Melt the Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool.
5.  Let the Star cool while you get out your Star Framelits.  Choose the size Star you want and cut out your Embossed Star.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Star back and attach to the center of your card.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Color Inside the Lines with Watercolor Pencils

Here is a sneak peek using NEW products from both the 2017 Occasions Catalog and the 2017 Sale-a-bration Catalog.  Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper is great for coloring using the NEW Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.  The Catalog pdfs will be posted on my blog on January 4, 2017 per Stampin’ Up! Rules.
Color Inside the Lines with Watercolor PencilsSUPPLIES:
*=2017 Occasions Catalog January 4-May 31, 2017
**=2017 Sale-a-bration Catalog January 4-March 31, 2017
*Watercolor Pencils  #141709
**Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper #143830
Aqua Painter #103594
Old Olive card stock
Tear & Tape Adhesive #138995

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Inside the Lines paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Make sure the design is going the direction you want for your Landscape or Portrait card.
2.  Use the Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils to color the leaves.  Choose any colors you want depending on the paper you chose.
~Large Dark Green Leaves:  Old Olive Watercolor Pencil.  Color really dark around the edges of each leaf.  Color the center of each leaf so there is very little white paper showing through.  Color the center vein Daffodil Delight.
~Rest of Leaves:  Color with both the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils in varying shades of the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  Some I colored with the Daffodil first, others with the Old Olive first, then layered the other color on top.
~Tree Trunks:  Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil
3.  Color each leaf and tree trunk with your Aqua Painter using just the wet brush tip without squeezing much while you are coloring.  Clean your brush tip when changing to a different color.
NOTE:  You can use a Blender Pen instead of the Aqua Painter.  You can also just leave the Watercolor Pencil coloring alone without doing anything to it.
4.  Let dry.
5.  Straighten out the paper with your Bone Folder.
6.  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
7.  Put Tear & Tape on the back of your watercolored paper.  Attach paper to card base.

Happy Watercoloring!

Christmas Gift Bags

You can use the premade Kraft Tag a Bags or the Cellophane Bags for your gifts and treats.  Check out the packaging that is currently available HERE.  Here are a couple of ideas to get you started.

Christmas Tag a BagChristams Tag a Bag:  Just choose a stamp and die cut plus either some ribbon or Washi Tape to hold it closed.

Christmas Card Gift BagChristmas Cellophane Gift Bag with Handmade Cards:  Decorate your cellophane bag and fill with some of the cards you have made.  A great way to make room for all the NEW cards you will be making next year!

Merry Christmas Gift Giving!

Christmas Gift Bag Punch Board Packaging Ideas

Here are some Christmas packaging ideas using your Gift Bag Punch Board.  These ideas come from earlier blog posts and the original instructions use Fancy Favor Big Shot Die or the Fry Box Big Shot Die.  Adapt these ideas for your Christmas Packaging this year.

Christmas Fancy Favor & RosetteChristmas Fancy Favor

Fancy Favor ChristmasA Fancy Favor Christmas

Santa Claus Fry BoxElf Fry BoxSnowman Tag or OrnamentSanta, Elf, and Snowman Boxes

Watch this Video for instructions on using the Gift Bag Punch Board.

Happy Christmas Gifting this year!

 

Birthday Cupcake Card

This Cupcake card is for my Mom’s birthday. This Birthday Cupcake Card is great for almost everyone (except those who really don’t like cupcakes).  Change the colors to match the favortie color of the Birthday girl or boy (no matter their age).
Cupcake Birthday cardSUPPLIES:
*=part of the Bundle
Bundle:
 Sweet Cupcake Photopolymer #142232 (available until May 2017)
Stamps:  Sweet Cupcake  Photopolymer #141498
Marquee Messages  Photopolymer #141727
Inks:  So Saffron
Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon
Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
So Saffron
Delightful Dijon
Big Shot:  Cupcake Cutouts #141474
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Confetti Embossing Folder #140592
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Stamping Dimensionals
Foam Adhesive Strips
Fine-Tip Glue Pen or 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 making sure to center it around the oval.  Sponge the Confetti with Crushed Curry ink.
3.  Stamp your cupcake on Whisper White card stock.  Both the Cupcake Liner and Frosting use three stamps each to achieve the great look.
~Cupcake Liner stamp 1 in Crumb Cake ink (light)
~Cupcake Liner stamp 2 in Chocolate Chip ink (medium)
~Cupcake Liner stamp 3 in Early Espresso ink (dark)
~Cupcake Frosting stamp 1 in Delightful Dijon (dark)
~Cupcake Frosting stamp 2 in Crushed Curry (medium)
~Cupcake Frosting stamp 3 in So Saffron (light)
I actually stamped the Frosting in the reverse order.  It really does not matter which order you stamp them in, just that you choose a light, medium, and dark color.
4.  Cut out your Cupcake Liner and Frosting with the coordinating Framelits.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Cupcake Liner and Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of the Frosting.
5.  Cut the Happy from Delightful Dijon card stock using the Hello You Thinlits.  This will work best on the Precision Base Plate.
6.  Lay your Cupcake pieces and Happy on your card front.  Decide where to stamp Birthday.  Stamp Birthday in Delightful Dijon ink.  Attach your Happy with glue and your Cupcake with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and Foam Adhesive Strips.

Enjoy making this Cupcake Birthday Card in a variety of colors.

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.

Merry Christmas Holly Card for Stamp a Stack

This Merry Christmas Card is the last card we made at my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack Class.  It uses the Holly Embossing Folder and Reason for the Season stamp set.
Merry Christmas Holly CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Reason for the Season  Photopolymer #139730
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush
Whisper White
This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Holly Embossing Folder #141634
Trim:  Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon #141984
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fase Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Holly embossing folder.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card front about 1/4″ from bottom edge.
4.  Cut about 7″ of ribbon.  Run some Fast Fuse or SNAIL along the back side.  Center and line up the ribbon so it covers the top edge of your patterned paper.  Attach ribbon to card front and wrap the edges over to the back of the card front.
5.  Attach card front to card base with Tombow Glue or Fast Fuse.
6.  Stamp Merry Christmas in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Layering Oval Framelit that fits best.  Attach over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Ornament Card for Stamp a Stack

This Ornament Christmas Card is fairly quick to make if you use the Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the small pieces from the detailed Thinlit.  You could also just stamp the ornament to make this card in less time.  I am pre-cutting the ornament parts for my class to speed up assembly.
Ornament Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Embellished Ornaments  Wood #139756, Clear #139759
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628
Big Shot:  Delicate Ornaments Thinlits #139667
Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen  (With Stamping Sponge Wedge and Silicone Craft Sheet)
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card front.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.
4.  Ornament as shown-Big Shot:
~Sentiment:  Layering Oval Framelit
~Sentiment Mat:  Cherry Cobbler card stock with Scallop Layering Oval Framelit just larger than sentiment oval.
~Detailed Ornament:  Real Red card stock.  Use Precision Base Plate and FLAT Cutting plate to cut.  Remove the small pieces with the Big Shot Die Brush.
~Ornament shape:  Cherry Cobbler card stock and coordinating Ornament Framelit.
NOTE:  You can just stamp the Ornament in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Ornament Framelit.  It will look just as good and will be quicker.
5.  Layer the sentiment and sentiment mat together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Mat.
6.  Attach the Ornament pieces together.  If you want a quick way to attach them get a clean sponge wedge.  Squirt some Tombow Glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Rub the sponge in the glue and pat on the back of your Detailed Ornament until glue covers the back.  Now attach to Ornament shape.  Pretty quick and easy.
7.  Lay out sentiment and ornament on card front.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Happy Thanksgiving Card

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!  Here is my Happy Thanksgiving card to you.
Happy Thanksgiving CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves  Photopolymer  #138802
Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer  #142196
Perpetual Calendar Photopolymer  #137167
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
So Saffron
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Leaflets Framelits #138283
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Other:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Brights Enamel Shapes #141680

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Stamp the fall leaves from the Perpetual Calendar set in Pumpkin Pie ink:  3 times across the 4-1/4″ side in four rows down the 5-1/2″ side.  Alternate the direction the large leaf faces to some variety.
2.  Stamp:
~Large Leaf in Cajun Craze ink on both Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze card stock.
~Words in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White card stock.
3.  Cut out with your Big Shot:
~Leaves using Leaflets Framelit
~Words using largest Square Stitched Framelit.  Make the first cut close to the top of the words.  Make the second cut by placing the cut words inside the sides of the largest Square Stitched Framelit and lining up the bottom words.  Cut again with your Big Shot.
4.  Place Leaves and sentiment where you want them.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!