Do you get frustrated after spending time stamping and coloring your image only to have the die slip in your Big Shot so your beautiful image is ruined? Try out this Magical Stamp & Die Cut Technique! You will be much happier with the results. So grab your Stamp-a-ma-jig and test it out! I have tried this with my Stampapratus, and it is easier to get great results with the Stamp-a-ma-jig. The Castle Card with the images shown will be posted on Friday.
This video is 6-1/2 minutes long.
TIPS: Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
Magical Day: Bundle=Stamps + Framelits: Wood Mount Bundle #145984, Clear Mount Bundle #145985, Wood Mount Stamps #145854, Clear Mount Stamps #145857, Magical Mates Framelits #145660
1. Cut your images from a piece of medium to darker colored cardstock to make you Template. Colored cardstock shows the Whisper White images you will be stamping much better. 2. Stamp on the smooth side of your Imaging Sheet. Use ONLY Memento Tuxedo Black and Classic Stampin’ Pads. Archival and StazOn inks will stain and damage your Imaging Sheet. 3. Remember to position the Imaging Sheet right in the corner of the T-Handle with the sides also lined up. Sometimes part of the Imaging Sheet may sneak under the T-Handle. Make sure to correct this before you stamp. 4. Put your stamp block (wood or clear) firmly in the corner of the T-Handle, lining up the sides. Stamp straight down, then pull straight up to get a good image. Your stamping on the Imaging Sheet does not have to be perfect. 5. It helps to ink your stamp, lay it on the ink pad, then position your Imaging Sheet and your T-Handle over the Whisper White die cut. Without moving the T-Handle, remove the Imaging Sheet, position your stamp in the T-Handle, then stamp straight down. Smaller die cuts may stick to the stamp. Just gently peel them off.
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~Cut at 3″ x 4-3/4″.
~Score at 1/2″, 3/4″, 2-3/4″, 3″ 2. Attach two Glue Dots close to the 1/2″ score line on the lower flap and two Glue Dots towards the top back of the candy. Attach the candy to the lower flap first, then to the back. Fold top flap over and tuch inside the lower flap. 3. Decorate for the occasion. These are for Valentine’s Day. Stamp the Heart in Real Red Ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then stamp one of the other sayings inside the heart. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me position my stamp inside. Cut out with the Heart Framelit. The Heart Framelin in the Mini Treat Bab Thinlits fits perfectly. The Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelit is close to perfect, but not the exact shape.
Happy Candy Giving! You can get all the supplies to make these Matchbook Candy Holders from My Online Store. You will need to get the candy from your local store.
You can send your Handmade card in a wonderful Dynamic Embossed Envelope, then the receiver will KNOW there is something special for them inside. This is a quick and easy technique that will add a WOW to your envelope.
This Video is 2 minutes and 41 seconds long.
SUPPLIES: Choose an Envelope:
~Medium Whisper White #107301
~Whisper White 3″ x 3″ #145829
~Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes #131527
~Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes #107300
~Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes #144236 Big Shot #143263 Comes with Big Shot Platform and Standard Cutting Pads/Plates. Expensive, but it really is a wonderful tool that can add a lot of fun to your projects! Choose a Dynamic Embossing Folder:
~Cable Knit #143537
~Layered Leaves #143704
~Pinewood Planks #143708
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Get out your Big Shot. 2. Choose an envelope and a Dynamic Embossing Folder. 3. Choose where to position your envelope flap. Fold 1/8″ onto the front so your envelope flap will be embossed all the way to the original fold line. 4. Sandwich for Dynamic Embossing Folders:
~Platform: Big Shot Platform-remove Thin Die Adapter. Multipurpose Platform-Open top tab
~Dynamic Embossing Folder with Envelope (or cardstock)
~Top Cutting pad/plate. Skip the bottom cutting plate as it will make the sandwich too thick to put through your Big Shot. 5. Run your envelope sandwich through your Big Shot. Open and see how amazing your envelope flap looks! 6. Refold the original fold line. Insert card and give away or mail.
Have fun using the Christmas Quilt Bundle for any season or occasion!
This video is about 8 minutes long.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Crafting Forever Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958 Ink: Cajun Craze Cardstock: Cajun Craze
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613 Big Shot: Quilt Builder Framelits #144673 Adhesives: Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
TIPS: 1. Cut your papers and Adhesive Sheet at 3″ square. 2. Use both the Frames with Lines die AND the Square die at the same time when cutting your papers.
~Cut the Frame with lines from solid color cardstock.
~Cut the Designer Series Paper using the same die.
~Arrange the Paper Patterns rotating paper sides the way you want them on the table. 3. After the Frame with lines is cut, remove the paper with words on from the Adhesive Sheet and attach it to the back of the Frame with Lines so the Adhesive is ready to attach your paper to. Then add the die cut pieces inside the lines until finished. 4. Remove Adhesive backing and place on either 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Card Layer or directly on Card Base.
Attach card layer to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 5. Layering measurements if desired:
~Frame with Lines and patterned paper=3″ x 3″
~Card Layer: Old Olive=3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
Here are some other cards I made.
Have fun using a variety of patterned papers with solid color cardstock to make a quilt for any occasion.
NOTE: You can change the card stock colors, patterned paper, and ink colors to make each card your own! You can also color your Pop-Ups or cut outs with markers.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Mint Macaron card base
~No Pop-Up: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~With Pop-Up: 4-1/4” x 11” and fold and score at 5-1/2”. 1a. Complete Pop-Up Instructions as shown in the Video above before working on card front. Stamp the inside now if desired. 2. Cut your patterned paper at 4” x 5-1/4”. Attach to front of card base. 3. Flat Pop-Up Thinlit cutting instructions. Just cut out of a piece of card stock with no fold line. Cut at the end of the letters and the cake plate.
Cut out your Happy Birthday from a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock using the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT Cutting Plate. Since this is NOT a Pop-Up you don’t have to pay attention to the arrows on the Thinlit. Separate the card stock from the Thinlit using the Big Shot Die Brush. Attach to card front with Fine Tip Glue Pen.
CARD SUPPLIES: Landscape Card:
~Card Base: Watermelon Wonder card stock cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5-1/2″.
~Card Inside: Pink Pirouette card stock cut at 4″ x 10-1/2″. Score at 5-1/4″.
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″ Portrait Card:
~Card Base: Mint Macaron card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″.
~Card Inside: Whisper White card stock cut at 5-1/4″ x 8″. Score at 4″.
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
TIPS: 1. Match the Arrows on the Thinlit with the Card Inside Center Score Line.
~Sandwich: Cut out with your Big Shot, Magnetic Platform (Or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), the Precision Base Plate. card stock, Thinlit with arrows in center of Score Line, and finally, a FLAT Cutting Plate.
~Remove your card stock from your Thinlits with the Big Shot Die Brush and Foam Pad OR your Bone Folder and a toothpick.
~Fold all Score Lines. The outside edges fold back. The rest fold forward. Fold in half and flatten with your Bone Folder 2. Fold your card base on the Score Line. 3. Add SNAIL or Tombow Glue to the back of one side of the Card Inside. Make sure NO adhesive gets on any part that you want to Pop-Up.
~Place your Card Inside (still folded and with the adhesive towards your card base, lining up the fold lines) on the card base. Close your card and rub firmly with your Bone Folder. 4. Add SNAIL or Tombow Glue to the back of the other side of the Card Inside. Make sure NO adhesive gets on any part that you want to Pop-Up.
~Lay the card base FLAT. (Otherwise your card won’t be able to open flat.)
~Use your Bone Folder to press along the Card Inside from the Fold to the edge.
~Fold your card base and rub firmly with your Bone Folder. 5. Stamp the Card Inside now, before you add the Card Front. 6. Now add your card front as shown in the video.
Make a nice Label with your Chalk Talk Framelit. It is quick and easy and can even be used on cards for men and boys! My finished Label is 2-3/8″ wide x 2-5/8″ tall. So choose a stamp that is 2-3/8″ wide or less and have fun making this Label!
TIP: 1. Remember to have the part of the top cutting plate that hangs off your Magnetic Platform go under the center part of your Big Shot first. Remember how I had to turn mine around so it would go through.
Do you have some smaller gifts to give this year? Make your OWN small Gift Bag in just a few minutes using the Gift Bag Punch Board, some adhesive, and some ribbon or Baker’s Twine! It takes less time to make your OWN Gift Bag than to watch this video!!
This video is 12 minutes long.
SUPPLIES: Gift Bag Punch Board #135862
Card Stock or Paper cut at 10″ long for a Small bag, 11″ long for a Medium Bag, and 12″ long for a Large Bag. Cut the paper 1-1/4″ taller than you want the finished Bag height to be. For example: a 6″ tall piece of paper will make a Bag about 4-3/4″ high.
Adhesive: Fast Fuse OR Tear & Tape Ribbon or Baker’s Twine if desired
TIPS: 1. Score along the 10″, 11″ or 12″ side of the paper at 1-1/4″ with either your Gift Bag Punch Board or other scoring device. 2. Remember to Punch first, then Score.
~a. Start at the Start Line. Punch then score at the S, M, OR L line depending on the length of your paper. 10″ long=Small. 11″ long=Medium. 12″ long=Large. This will be the Back of your Gift Bag.
~b. Move your Score Line to the Start Line. Punch. Now score the side of your bag: Left side of Triangle, line down the Center of Triangle, Right side of Triangle, then the Side Line. These 4 Score lines make the side of the Bag with the Pleat.
~c. Move the Side Score Line (the furthest to the Right) to the Start Line. Punch. Now score the S, M, OR L line to form the Front of your Bag.
~d. Repeat Step 2b to make another Side and form the Tab for the adhesive. Trim off the the flap part of the Tab. Check the diagram on the Punch Board to made sure your project looks the same. 3. Place adhesive on edge of Bottom Flaps: Front facing up: both Sides and Back flaps and side Tab. Turn over so the inside is facing up and put adhesive on the Front flap. Fold in the sides first, then the Back, then the Front. Use your Scoring Tool to press down the adhesive. 4. Optional Ribbon Holes. Punch the end, then each side of the Front and Back. DO NOT punch the center lines of the Sides.
Here is a video showing you the basic steps in making a Mini Treat Bag. There are also five differently embellished Mini Treat Bags to show you some of the variety you can get using this one Thinlit set. Have fun creating your own Mini Treat Bags!
This video is 6 minutes and 38 seconds.
Note: I was trying to add links to my video at the end. I hope to figure out what I need to do soon and change it.
BASIC SUPPLIES Big Shot & Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547 Tear & Tape Adhesive OR Fast Fuse
I wanted to make a Purple Glimmer Paper Witch’s hat and so I tried stamping on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I LOVE the results! I hope you try this and enjoy the results too. Please leave your comments and let me know how you like this technique.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score & fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your Happy Hauntings spiderweb paper at 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″. Attach to card base about 1/8″ above the bottom edge of your card front.
~Cut your Black Glimmer Paper at 1/2″ x 6″. 2. Cut your Spider Web Doily in half after deciding which part you want as the center. I chose the part with the circle to be at the center. Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen on the thicker parts of the doily and attach it close to the top of your card base. Stamp your Spiders in Black StazOn ink remembering to press down firmly. Now attach your Black Glimmer Paper strip to cover the gap between the Spider Web Doily and the Spider Web paper. 3. Stamp, color, and Heat Set your Witch Hat as shown in the video. Cut out with your Big Shot and the Witch Hat Framelit. Attach to your card with Dimensionals. 4. Stamp Happy Halloween in Black StazOn ink on Very Vanilla card stock. Punch out with the Word Window Punch. Attach to card front with Dimensionals. 5. Now you have a cute Halloween card to give someone special.
Have fun using the NEW Precision Base Plate with your Big Shot and detailed Thinlit dies! This video shows how to use the Precision Base Plate with both card stock and Silver Foil Paper. It also uses the Delicate Ornament Thinlits and the NEW Fine Tip Glue Pen.
This video is Just over 8-1/2 minutes long. The actual demonstration is about 5 minutes.
TIPS: 1. Big Shot Sandwich: Multipurpose Platform with Tab 1 and Tab 2 closed, Precision Base Plate with black side up, card stock, detailed Thinlit, top cutting plate. The Precision Base Plate is used instead of the Bottom Cutting Plate. 2. You only need to run card stock through one way. 3. Move your Thinlits to a different spot each time to help preserve your Precision Base Plate. Putting the Thinlit in the same spot each time can damage your Precision Base Plate. 4. Start with a New Top Cutting Plate. Rotate which side is the Top and Bottom each time. I am thinking of labeling mine with Side A and Side B to help me remember. 5. Use a Bone Folder to gently remove the cut outs you won’t need. Flatten out your card stock with your Bone Folder after all pieces are removed. 6. When using Foil Paper with your Big Shot, place either card stock or folded printer paper on top of the Foil Paper and Framelit or Thinlit to prevent Cutting Plate marks from transferring to your Foil. Make sure the paper or card stock covers the ENTIRE piece of Foil Paper, otherwise you might get embossing from either the card stock, paper, or cutting plate.
1. Use the coordinating Detailed Ornament Framelit to cut a back for your Detailed Ornament. Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add glue to the Detailed Ornament. Line up the Framelit and Thinlit pieces at the Ornament top and attach pieces together. Use your Bone Folder to rub the back of the Ornament so that both pieces are fully attached. Add extra glue with the Glue Pen if necessary. 2. Cut the Ornament Tops from Silver Foil Paper and attach with a half Dimensional. 3. The Softly Falling Embossing Folder is used for the card front.
Have fun with your Detailed Thinlits and Precision Base Plate! Nendy Kerr
We made this Glimmer Butterfly card at my February Stamp Class. I saw This Cardwith the debossed areas in the embossing folder watercolored. It was beautiful! However, she is much more patient than I am so I came up with this card which is pretty quick and easy.
This video is about 12.5 minutes long.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Petite Petals Ink: Blushing Bride
Melon Mambo or Strawberry Slush Marker (I think) Card Stock: Blushing Bride
Silver Glimmer Paper Big Shot: Butterfly Thinlits #137360
Spring Flower Embossing Folder # Punch:Petite Petals #133322 Other:Basic Pearls #119247
TIP: Remember to put Parchment Paper on both sides of the Glimmer Paper (top and bottom) with Sparkly side up and run through your Big Shot FOUR times.
I was watching a video (which I cannot find now) and dreamed about making a Pirate that moved for my grandsons Valentines Day cards. It worked! I also decided to make a sliding Heart Valentine for my granddaughters. Hope you enjoy making these. If it is after Valentine’s Day you can choose any stamp you can cut out (punch out, die cut, or use scissors) to make it slide. The video is just over 20 minutes long.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Hey Valentine wood #137135, clear #138570 Ink: StayzOn Black
Early Espresso Markers: Real Red-hat, outside of coat
Cherry Cobbler-coat cuffs, lapels, and inside
Smoky Slate-eye patch, boot tops
Pacific Point-kerchief, shirt
Basic Black-belt, boots
Hello Honey-buckles, Treasure Chest lock
Tangerine Tango-bird beak
Chocolate Chip-Treasure Chest
Baked Brown Sugar-Treasure Chest
Daffodil Delight-treasure Card Stock: Real Red
Whisper White Silver Glimmer Paper Big Shot:Happy Heart embossing folder Punch:Hexagon Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small heart) Other: Paper Trimmer
CARD STOCK MEASUREMENTS: Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Card front: 4″ x 5-1/2″ (OR 3-3/4″ x 5-“)
Whisper White insert: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Strip: 1/2″ x about 4″
Ribbon: about 2-1/2″ or 3”
I have been in the mood to try something different and came up with this Three Window Card idea which turned out just as nice in real life as how I pictured it in my head. Hope you have fun making one yourself!