Eastern Palace Note Card

Here is another quick and easy Note Card to make in less than 5 minutes!  Choose some two-sided patterned Designer Series Paper, some words to stamp, and either a punch or die-cut.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Ink:  Tranquil Tide  #144085
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes #144236
Very Vanilla card stock
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper #144147
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725  (Or use another Framelit or Punch to cut out your sentiment)
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
NOTE:  The Note Cards come with the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle, but the Eastern Medallion Thinlits do not.  Available as a Bundle May 1-31, 2017.  Available individually starting June 1, 2017.
1.
 Choose your Note Card.  Fold and crease the score line with your Bone Folder.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla (or Whisper White) Card stock.  Cut out with either a Framelit or Punch.  I used one of the Eastern Medallion large Medallions and hand trimmed it loose from the card stock.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 4-3/4″.  Trim to 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Save the cut off strip.
~Attach 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ piece to card front.
4.  Lay your sentiment and the thin strip on the card front where you like them.  Attach the Strip with Fast Fuse.  Attach the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
NOTE:  The Note Cards come with the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle, but the Eastern Medallion Thinlits do not.  Available as a Bundle May 1-31, 2017.  Available individually starting June 1, 2017.

Available May 1-31, 2017      available May 1-31, 2017

Have fun making a variety of Note Cards using Designer Series Paper.

Eastern Medallion Cut-Out Card

This quick and easy Eastern Palace Card uses the Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, and Thick Very Vanilla card stock.  Make your OWN version today!
Eastern Palace Medallion Cut-Out CardSUPPLIES:
NOTE:  These supplies are all in the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207 which is available May 1-31, 2-17.  They will be available individually on June 1, 2017.
Card Stock:
 Fresh Fig
Thick Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
NEW Big Shot Die Brush #144262 (Available June 1, 2017)
Embellishments:  Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  #144150
Adhesive”  Tombow Glue

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.  Cut your Fresh Fig card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Lay your card front on your Big Shot Platform with a cutting plate .
~Place a variety of the Eastern Medallion Thinlits on your card front where you want them.  Yes, some Thinlits can hang off the edge.
~Run through your Big Shot with another cuttine plate on top of your Thinlits.
~Poke out all the tiny pieces with your Big Shot Die Brush or a toothpick.
~Glue to your card base making sure and getting the corners and edges and around the edges of the cut outs.
4.  Add some Gold Vinyl Stickers where you want.  I placed two inside the large Medallion cut out and one small sticker inside the medium Medallion cut out.  I also place two small stickers on the card front.

Make this quick and easy Medallion Cut-Out card in a variety of colors.  You can also stamp instead of using stickers.

Available May 1-31, 2017     available May 1-31, 2017

Eastern Palace Gold & Purple Sticker Card

This Elegant Gold & Purple card uses Fresh Fig card stock for the purple and the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers for the Gold.  Top it off with a greeting on Whisper White card stock.  You have a finished card in less than FIVE minutes!
Eastern Palace Purple and Gold Vinyl Sticker CardSUPPLIES:
The supplies here are from either the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle OR the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle available May 1-31, 2017.  Individual items are available starting June 1, 2017.
Stamps:
 Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Ink:  Fresh Fig  #144082
Card Stock:  Fresh Fig
Whisper White
Punch:  Classic Label  #141491
Other:  Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers #144150
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Fresh Fig card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Place a border sticker on each long side.  Trim off the extra “flower” which you will use on your punch.
3.  Add your circle sticker and the center sticker.  Remember to pull the excess clear sticker part from the center flower sticker.
4.  Stamp Hello in Fresh Fig ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Add the trimmed off flowers to each end by the Hello.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
You are finished!

Available May 1-31, 2017    available May 1-31, 2017

Enjoy making this quick and easy Eastern Palace card today!

PhD Graduation Cards

I was asked by Sheryl to make sample graduation cards for her PhD in Theology.  I mailed them off last week to her.  You can change the colors to match your school colors.  Because I am away from home and forgot some of the supplies, I am listing the ones I would have used for the ones with the Asterisk*.  This is a standard size card.  I also made a larger card.  The measurements for the large card will be in parenthesis.
PhD Graduation CardPhD Graduation CardCheck out this post I did for my Son’s PhD graduation card.  There are measurements given that may help you.
Here is the post with the original Template.

SUPPLIES:
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Basic Black
*Real Red
*Gold Foil Sheet  #132622
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725 for the center of the cap or 1/4″ circle punch
Window Box Thinlits #142762 for the hexagon hat shape
Punch:  Classic Label
Heat Embossing:  Clear Embossing Powder #109130
Heat Tool
Other:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Pen Touch Calligraphy Pen.  Shiny Metallic Gold.  1.8mm nib (Not Stampin’ Up!)
Template

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Look at the Template.  Cut the card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and cut as shown for the standard card.  (Large Card:  8-1/2″ x 11″.
Measurements shown for small card, change for large card.
Small Card      Large Card
1″                       1-1/2″
2″                      2-1/2″
5-1/4″               6-1/2″
4-1/4″               5-1/2″
2.  Now that the cutting is finished……..  Let’s get ready to make some shiny black paper.
~Cut a piece large enough for the center.
Smaller 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (I think – you might want to measure and decide.)
Larger  4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
~You will also need enough card stock to trace the Window Box top center Hexagon Thinlit and to punch six Classic Labels.  Don’t cut out yet!  Just guess a little more than you will need.  You will cut and punch later.
3.  Now to make the Black shiny paper.  Cover the center piece with VersaMark ink directly on your paper.  Now cover completely with Clear Embossing Powder.  Melt with your Heat Tool.  Repeat with the the paper for your Hexagon hat and Classic Labels paper.  Let cool for a minute or two.
4.  Glue down the center shiny piece onto the center of the card front.
5.  Hat.  Trace around the Window Box top center Hexagon Thinlit.  Cut out with scissors.  This is the size you want for the Large card.
~To make it the correct size for the small card, cut 1/2″ off each side with your paper trimmer.  Just make sure the edge you are cutting off lines up with the 1/2″ grid line.
~Hat Center.  Cut or punch from Gold Foil Paper either the square-ish small Framelit OR a 1/4″ Circle Punch, or use a brad, Pearl, Rhinestone, or Enamel Shape.
~I outlined the edge of the Hat with a Gold Calligraphy Pen so the hat would not blend in with the card.  I got the pen at Michaels.  Calligraphy pens have a straight edge, so just keep the pen edge straight against the card stock edge.
~Cut or punch a small piece from Gold Foil paper for the center of the hat.  Glue it on.
6.  Sleeve Embellishments.  (I don’t know what they are called.)  Punch six Classic Labels.  Glue three on each sleeve.  Cut off the excess.  Yes, I used the same thing for both card sizes.  It does help to lay your card closed and lay out the Classic Labels on the outsides (sleeves) in order to space them evenly.
7.  Collar.  I also don’t know what the thing is called that goes around their neck.
~RealRed card stock.  Cut a piece of card stock as wide as the center part of the card.  For the Small card the width is 1″, Large card is 1-1/2″.  Figure out the Real Red card sstock’s center measurement.  Make a light pencil mark in the center along the edge.  Cut from the pencil mark to the opposite corner.  The pencil mark will be the wide part of the triangle.  Repeat for the other side.
8.  Attach the Hat.  Hold the hat where you want it paying attention to where it goes over the sleeve.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back leaving the part that is over the sleeve with no Dimensionals.
9.  CELEBRATE!  YOU ARE FINISHED!!

Eastern Palace Bundles available TODAY!

The Eastern Palace Starter and Premier Bundles are available TODAY, May 1st, through May 31st, 2017!  Check out the last two weeks posts for project ideas.  I am away from home so I packed the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle, adhesives, two additional stamp sets, and a few Framelits as that is all that would fit in my suitcase.  So you will be seeing lots of projects made with these supplies until I get back home.  Click on the photos to go to the specific bundle in My Online Store.

If you order one of the Bundles from me I will share some project ideas using the Premiere Bundle with you.

EASTERN PALACE STARTER BUNDLE:

Available May 1-31, 2017

EASTERN PALACE PREMIERE BUNDLE

available May 1-31, 2017

Available May 1-31, 2017

I hope you enjoy the Eastern Palace Bundle as much as I have!

 

Enjoy Today Eastern Palace Note Card

This Enjoy Today card uses the NEW Very Vanilla Note Cards (envelopes included), and the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle.  It is a super quick card!
Enjoy Today Note CardSUPPLIES:
Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207 available May 1-31, 2017.  See below what is included in the Premier and Starter Bundles.
Bundle #145308:  
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer stamp set + Eastern Medallion Thinlits
Stamps:
 Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Card Stock:  Dapper Denim (from Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148)
Whisper White card stock
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper #144147
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes  #144236
Big Shot:  *Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Layering Circle Framelits #141705  OR Circle Punch – I am guessing 1″
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your patterned paper at 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (or use the scrap from your Diagonal Twist cards).  Sponge around edges with Tranquil Tide ink if desired.
2.  Cut out the Label from Dapper Denim card stock using both the Framelit and the inner Thinlit.  Lightly fold on score lines.  Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back around the scored circle edges.
3.  Stamp sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with either a Layering Circle Framelit or a Circle Punch making sure it will fit inbetween the score lines on your Label.  Attach to Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Cut a piece of Dapper Denim card stock at 1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Score down the center if desired to add some texture or stamp on it with either Dapper Denim ink or Tranquil Tide ink.
5.  Lay all your pieces where you want them.  Attach.

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Available May 1-31, 2017      available May 1-31, 2017

Diagonal Twist Flower Card

Here is another diagonal  twist card – this time with a Flower and small sentiment.  We are still using the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle plus a few extras.  This card uses the leftover diagonal cut pieces from the card on Monday.
Diagonal Twist Flower CardSUPPLIES:
*Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207
Stamps:  *Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set  #143675
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Inks:  *Tranquil Tide #144085
*Lemon Lime Twist #144086
*Fresh Fig #144082
Card Stock:  *Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148-Tranquil Tide & Dapper Denim
Whisper White
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  #144147
Big Shot:  *Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Optional Pearl for flower center:  Metal Rimmed Pearls #138394, Basic Pearls are being reconfigured and will be available June 1st.

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 2 pieces of patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut the first piece diagonally.
For the second piece:
~Put it with the other side up.
~Hold one of the first cut diagonal pieces next to it to help you decide which way to cut it diagonally.  Cut.
~Do you want to sponge around the edge?  If you do, do it now.  (I am out of town and forgot my sponges.  I miss them!!!)
~Lay one of each pattern on your card front.  Attach the bottom/right side first.  Then attach the top/left side.  Mine overlapped a little along the diagonal center to get it straight.
~Add a border sticker to the one edge if desired.
~Repeat with the other two diagonal pieces.  I put these on a Tranquil card base.  See Monday’s post for this card.
3.  Stamp the Eastern Beauty Flower on Whisper White card stock with Fresh Fig ink.  Stamp the little heart inside each petal with Fresh Fig ink.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Tranquil Tide ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Stamp the circles or other small image with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
5.  Cut a Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit from Tranquil Tide card stock.  Attach the die cut Flower to it.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attach the to the upper left part of the card.  Attach your sentiment to the lower right part of the card.  I would put a pearl in the center of the flower if I had one.  🙂

      

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Diagonal Twist Eastern Beauty Medallion Card

Add a diagonal twist to your card front and top it off with a Flower Medallion sentiment.  This card uses the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle available May 1-31, 2017.  It is a pretty quick card to make.
Flower Medallion CardI hope you enjoy the scenic background of my parents’ yard.

SUPPLIES:
*Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207
Stamps:  *Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set  #143675
Inks:  *Tranquil Tide #144085
*Lemon Lime Twist #144086
Card Stock:  *Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148-Tranquil Tide & Dapper Denim
Whisper White
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  #144147
Big Shot:  *Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Layering Circles Framelits  #141705
Other:  *Eastern Vinyl Stickers #144150
Stamping Sponge Wedges
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut the first piece diagonally.  For the second piece:
~Put it with the other side up.
~Hold one of the first cut diagonal pieces next to it to help you decide which way to cut it diagonally.  Cut.
~Do you want to sponge around the edge?  If you do, do it now.  (I am out of town and forgot my sponges.  I miss them!!!)
~Lay one of each pattern on your card front.  Attach the bottom/right side first.  Then attach the top/left side.  Mine overlapped a little along the diagonal center to get it straight.
~Add a border sticker to the one edge if desired.
~Repeat with the other two diagonal pieces.  I put these on a Dapper Denim card base.  See Wednesday’s post for this card.
3.  Cut the Flower Medallion from Dapper Denim card stock.  It will not cut completely out.  You will need to put your paper snips or scissors in between the petals and cut it off the card stock.  Fold the petals up along the score lines.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with a Scallop Layering Circle making sure it will fit inside the Flower Medallion center.  Sponge around the edges with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Stamp smaller images in Lemon Lime Twist ink around the sentiment if desired.  Attach to inside of Flower Medallion.  Attach Flower Medallion to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

      

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Eastern Beauty Stamped Background Card

This card features a Stamped Background using the Eastern Beauty stamp set available May 1st as part of the Eastern Palace Starter and Premier Bundles.  You can choose any two or three stamps and the same number of ink colors to make your Stamped Background.  You can stamp in a pattern as shown.  Or stamp randomly with stamped images overlapping.
Eastern Beauty Stamped Background CardThe next few weeks will feature cards made with the Premier Bundle and a few other supplies I could fit in my suitcase as I am at my parents’ house helping out.  My Dad has been in the hospital and was moved to rehab last night.  Yes, I actually made this card this morning with not nearly enough sleep.  I think it turned out pretty well.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Inks:  Fresh Fig
Tranquil Tide
Lemon Lime Twist
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White card base
Tranquil Tide from the Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148
Whisper White
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Other:  Stamping Sponge
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  I used Thick Whisper White to conserve my colored card stock.
2.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card front layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Choose your Three stamps and three ink colors.  I used Tranquil Tide ink for the curvy square stamp, Fresh Fig for the larger flower stamp, and Lemon Lime Twist for the small center flower.
~Stamp your center stamp first-Curvy Square
~Now stamp your large Flower stamp on each side of the Curvy Square.
~Stamp the Curvy Square in the corners.
~Stamp the small flower in the center of the Curvy Squares and the large Flowers.
NOTE:  You can stamp your greeting in the center Curvy Square if desired.  I didn’t think about doing that until after I was finished stamping.
Your Background is finished.
4.  The stamp I used comes curved.  Straighten it out on a clear block, then stamp.  I used Tranquil Tide ink.
~Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.
~Sponge around the edges with Fresh Fig ink.
~Attach to card front with half Stampin’ Dimensionals.
NOTE:  I did not bring any sponges with me so I used some Kleenex wrapped around my finger to sponge the edges.  While this may seem cheaper, using a Kleenex instead of a sponge is harder to get the sponging effect I want.  The Kleenex also crumbles and removing the crumbles leaves ink smears.  Just so you know.  At least I remembered my Stamp Blocks this time.

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Eastern Medallion die cut card

Here is a card using the NEW Eastern Medallion Thinlits and stamp set.  Add a Layering Circle Scallop Framelit to make the focal point for this all occasion card.  Available May 1st for purchase as part of a Multi-Item Bundle (listed below) or June 1st as a regular Stamp Set and Thinlet Bundle.
Eastern Medallion Flower and Doily CardAVAILABLE MAY 1st!  Eastern Palace Starter Bundle #147196 is $60.50 and includes:
~Easter Beauty Photopolymer Stamp set
~Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
~Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
~Three NEW In Color ink pads
~Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes  (FREE)

AVAILABLE MAY 1st!  Eastern Palace Premier Bundle #147207 is 103.50 and includes:
~Easter Beauty Photopolymer Stamp set
~Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
~*Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
~*Mini Tassels Assortment
~Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
~Three NEW In Color ink pads
~*Eastern Medallion Thinlits
~*Very Vanilla Note Medium Envelopes  (FREE)
~*Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (NEW!)   (FREE)

SUPPLIES:
Bundle #145308:  Eastern Palace Photopolymer stamp set (143675) + Eastern Medallions Thinlits (143725)
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Rose Red
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the set of 3 circular Thinlits you want.  (Notice that when they cut, they do not cut out and remove from the card stock.)  Position them on the Whisper White card stock making sure the designs line up the way you want them to.  Run through your Big Shot.  Now choose the largest Scallop Layering Circle Framelit.  Position around your previous die cut and cut out.  Now you can use it by itself.
3.  Cut out the center flower from Rose Red card stock using both the flower dies.  Put half Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each center petal.  Attach it to the center of your Whisper White die cut with Glue Dots and Tombow Glue for the Thin outside petals.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink.
5.  If desired, cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attach it inside your card.  Now write on the inside and your are ready to give it to someone special.

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Birthday Washi Tape Card

Choose your favorite Washi Tape and Happy Birthday Stamp.  Add a flower punch or die cut to complete the card.
Birthday Washi Tape CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White for card base
Melon Mambo for flower
Punch:  Pansy #130698
Washi Tape:  Affectionately Yours #141635  (Retiring-While supplies last)
Other:  Basic Rhinestones  (Sold out.  Reconfigured Rhinestones available June 1st, 2017)
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose two rolls of Washi Tape, Birthday stamp, and ink color.
2.  Cut your Thick Whisper White at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
3.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Melon Mambo (or coordinating ink color).
4.  Decide on placement on Washi Tape especially on the right side.  Layer one color, then the other going both up along the right side and along the bottom edge.
5.  Punch or die cut your flower from coordinating card stock.  Add some Rhinestones to the center.

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Happy Easter Card

Happy Easter!  Make this fun Easter Card using the retiring Botanical Builder Framelits.
Happy Easter Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Suite Sayings Wood Mount #140709, Clear Mount #140712  (Retiring-available until May 22, 2017 or May 31st.)
Inks:  Memento Black
Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Cucumber Crush (retiring)
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Botanical Builder Framelits #140615  (Retiring-50% OFF while supplies last!)
Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge

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.  Stamps the Easter sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit.
3.  Cut four ferns from Cucumber Crush card stock, one Melon Mambo flower, and one Whisper White Flower center.
4.  Sponge around the Circle Easter Framelit with Melon Mambo ink.  Attach to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals about 5/8″ from the right card edge.
5.  Glue Two ferns around the left side of the circle.  I just put a thin line of Tombow down the center.  The stems also overlapped slightly.  Lay down the third fern and lay it in position.  Trim off excess.  Glue on.  Repeat with the last fern.
6.  Put a half Stampin’ Dimensional behind each center flower petal.  Remove backings.  Put a thin line of Tombow on the thin outside petals and a circle of glue in the center.  Lay the flower where you want it and hold down the flower center for a few seconds.  Now press down all flower petal parts.  You will have to rub your finger around each thin flower petal part.  Glue the Flower Center to the flower holding down the center.  Fluff up the White outer Flower center parts.  You are finished!

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Fishes in the Sea Card

This card was made with the Seaside Shore stamp set (not retiring) and the By the Shore Designer Series Paper (retiring).  Great for most occasions.  Retiring Product Available while supplies last.  CLICK HERE to see your choices by May 31, 2017.
Fishes in the Sea CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Seaside Shore  Wood Mount#131622, Clear Mount#141625
Inks:  Old Olive
Old Olive Marker
Emerald Envy
Crushed Curry
Rich Razzleberry
Pacific Point
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Whisper White
By the Shore Designer Series Paper #141640  (Or use the Seaside Embossing Folder #141481)
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips or scissors

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 patterned paper at 5″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp the plants in Old Olive ink.  (Stamped twice on each side.)  Color them in with your Old Olive Marker.  Stamp Ahoy There! in Pacific Point Ink.
3.  Stamp and cut out your three fish.  These are stamped in Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, and Rich Razzleberry.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the fist and attach to the card front.

You can get card making and papercrafting supplies at My Online Store 24/7.

Happy Stamping!

The Retiring List is HERE!

Retiring Products-while supplies lastThe Stampin’ Up! Retiring List is finally HERE!  All items listed are only available while supplies last.

Download a copy to your computer:
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Excel Sortable List

Check out My Online Store to see what is currently available.

Remember that some items sell out quickly.  Stampin’ Up! makes their own stamps, so make sure and get the ones you want by mid-May, if they do as in past years.

Bunny Treat Holder

This cute Bunny Treat Holder is perfect for Easter or Spring Treat or Small Gift Giving.  It is also really quick to make!  So get some Thick Whisper White card stock and some circle and oval Framelits or punches and make one for the people you love.
Bunny Treat Holder, Bunny Gift HolderSUPPLIES:
Marker:  Basic Black #1000082
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Blushing Bride
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Adhesive:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue
Other:  Pencil or pen
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade #126889

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut and prepare your papers:
~two large circles from Thick Whisper White card stock.  I used the largest Circl Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put both circles together on your Paper Trimmer and trim off 1/2″  This will give you a flat bottom.
~Two Thick Whisper White ovals the size you want for your Bunny Ears.  I used the second smallest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.
~Two Blushing Bride ovals just smaller than your Bunny Ears.  I used the smallest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.
~Decide how wide you want your Bunny Treat Holder to be.  Mine is 1″ wide.  Decide how wide you want the tabs to be.  Mine is 3/8″.  Double this measurement – 3/4″.  So I cut a 1-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ piece to go between the large circles.  Score along each 8-1/2″ side at 3/8″ so you have two long tabs.  Put the Tear & Tape on the tabs now.  Leave the Tape backing on.  Fold both Scored Tabs with your Bone Folder.  This is your Bunny Width Strip.
Bunny Treat Holder-side vid2.  Prepare & Assemble.
~Choose one of your Circles to be the front.  Draw a Bunny Face on it.  Don’t worry if it is not perfect.  It will give you bunny character and make it even cuter!
~If desired you can add a Bunny Tail to the other circle with a small punched circle or a pom pom.
~Glue a Pink Oval to a Whisper White Oval.  Repeat with the next set.
Bunny Width Strip
~Find the center of your Bunny Width Strip either by measuring and marking the tabs at 4-1/4″ or by making light fold marks on the tabs.
~Hold the flat part of your Bunny Face circle next to the center of your Bunny Width Strip.  Try to make the Bunny Face even on both sides of the center mark.  Mark both the tabs where the outside of the Bunny Face is.  I drew a straight line on the tabs.  DO NOT cut between these lines!!
~Now cut out “V” shapes every 3/8″ to 1/2″ along both tabs leaving the part you marked in the center flat.  These “V” shapes will help eliminate bulk and make it easier to attach to your Bunny Face and Back.
Assembly
~Now pull off the Tape Backing.  Have your Tabs folded up with the Adhesive on the outside.
Attach your Bunny Front and Back to the center of each tab with the part you want showing on the facing outward and the plain sides facing the Bunny Width Strip.
~Decide how far up you want the Bunny Width Strip to go on each side of the Bunny Face and Back.
~ Attach one side of the Tab to both sides of either the Bunny Face or Back up as high as you want.  Trim off the excess on both sides.  Repeat with the the other Bunny Face or Back.
~Glue the Bunny Ears inside the Bunny Back.  I put Tombow Glue on about 1/4″ from the bottom of the Bunny Ear and attached it close to the Bunny Width Strip.
~Fill with Treats or a small gift.

You can get all the supplies to make this Bunny Treat Holder from My Online Store 24/7.

Happy Easter Crafting!

Get Sarah’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Subscribe by April 10, 2017 to get this special Paper Pumpkin Kit!You need to be signed up by April 10th, 2017 to get the Paper Pumpkin Kit designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sarah Douglas.

Get a Paper Pumpkin crafting surprise in your mailbox every month!!  It includes everything you need to make the project:  1″ Ink pad, Exclusive Stamps, Instructions, All supplies needed to make the project are ready for you to Skip to the Fun!  All card stock is cut, there are usually die cuts.  Some adhesives are included.  Envelopes are included if the Kit is cards.  You may need basic tools such as a Bone Folder and scissors.  Your first Kit includes a Stamp Block to use with the Photopolymer stamps included.  I sometimes use my own adhesives.  NOTE:  Kits have projects related to the current season.  In March the Kit was Easter Themed.  In January the Kit was Valentine Treat Themed.

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Tasty Treats Ice Cream Card

Make this cute brightly colored Ice Cream on a stick Card for any occasion.  This is a quick card to make and uses few supplies.
Ice Cream on a stick CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cool Treats  Photopolymer #142982
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Whisper White
Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142770
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Ribbon:  Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched #141426
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Ice Cream Bar on Whisper White card stock with Flirty Flamingo and Crumb Cake inks.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tie your Ribbon around it.
4.  Lay your stamped oval on the card front and adjust the position of the bow.
5.  Attach your patterned paper to your card base.
6.  Attach your stamped Ice Cream Bar to your card front.
7.  If desired, you can add a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card to write in.
You are finished!

Have fun making lots of these cards to give others just because…..  Shop at My Online Store 24/7 by clicking any link in this post.

 

Q&A: What is Retiring?

What is Retiring?The Stampin’ Up! Retiring List comes out next Monday, April 10th at 1:00 Utah time.

Order any of the Retiring 2015-2017 In Color products now before they are gone!

Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, and Delightful Dijon are the retiring In Colors.

The Ink Refills are currently on backorder and will be in between next week and the week after.  I doubt they will reorder more after they are gone this time.

Now is also the time to get any other items on your Wish List.

What is Retiring besides the 2015-2017 In Colors?
We don’t know for sure but here is my observation.
~ALL In Color Ribbons and embellishments usually change, even the current ones.  For example they usually change the ribbon styles each year.
~Lots of Embellishment retire, some change: for example:  Candy Dots changed to Enamel Shapes.  Most from the Occasions Catalog change.
~Most Ribbons retire.  Baker’s Twine colors generally change except Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.  We do like variety to go with our basics!
~Generally all Washi Tape retires.
~In General, all Designer Series Paper retires along with the coordinating Paper Packs.
~ALL Bundles retire!  The individual stamp sets and coordinating Framelits, Thinlits, Punches, and Embossing Folders may not retire, but you will no longer be able to get the 10% Bundle price.  The only Bundle that probably will not retire is the Clear Stamp Block Bundle.
~Usually all the Kits retire.
~Project Lift is retiring.  Yes, ALL OF IT.  There will be new Memory Keeping supplies for us, but they have not given us any more information yet.
~We never know what Tools will retire ahead of time.  Big Shot accessories, Punch Boards, Coloring Tools,
~It is also hard to know which Stamp Sets will retire.
~Note:  Some items change prices to cover increased manufacturing costs.

How do I know what is sold out?
Just go to My Online Store.  Click on the Retiring List (or whatever they call it this year).  I think they remove the items that are no longer orderable.  If not, you will get a pop-up that tells you if they are no longer orderable.

How does Stampin’ Up! choose what to retire?
~Stampin’ Up! likes to be trendy with it’s styles, colors, embellishments, and crafting tools.
~Items that have not sold well are also retired to make room for new items.
~Stampin’ Up! likes to give us the plenty of NEW toys to play with.  We don’t want to get bored with all the same old stuff now, do we!

When does the NEW 2017-2018 Catalog come out and how do I get one?
We can start ordering from the NEW Catalog on June 1, 2017.
I can make sure one comes to your mailbox if you place an order with me by April 15th.  The catalogs will be shipped out sometime in May.  It seems like the come in the mailbox the 3rd or 4th week of May.

Enjoy the Retiring List and the transition to a NEW Catalog!  Shop at My Online Store 24/7 BEFORE April 15ht to get a copy of the NEW Catalog in YOUR Mailbox!

 

Tasty Treats Birthday Shaker Card

This fun Birthday Shaker Card can use any patterned paper or stamps to fit what the Birthday Girl or Boy (Woman or Man) likes.  I used the Tasty Treat paper along with the Cool Treat Bundle.  You can choose sequins or small punched shapes to shake in your card.
Tasty Treats Ice Cream Birthday Shaker CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle #145181:  Cool Treats Photopolymer stamp set + Frozen Treats Framelits (available until May 31, 2017)
Stamps:  Cool Treats Photopolymer #142982
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Watermelon Wonder
Card Stock:  Flirty Flamingo
Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142770
Window Sheets (12×12) #142314
Big Shot:  Frozen Treats Framelits #142756
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Sprinkles Embellishments #142741
Embossing Buddy #103083
Adhesives:  Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Tombow Glue + Sponge Wedge + Silicone Craft Sheet
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the two Framelits you will use as your cut out and frame.
3.  Cut your Card front pieces:
~Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Patterned Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Cut out the window using the smaller Framelit.
~Window Sheet at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Flirty Flamingo Window Frame:  Put both Framelits on the card stock on your Big Shot Platform.  Make sure the card stock showing between them is even.  Cut.
~Stamp your Ice Cream with Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White card stock with the solid Ice Cream stamps.  Stamp the Ice Cream layers with Watermelon Wonder ink on the solid Ice Cream piece.  Cut out with the coordinating Ice Cream Framelit.
~Cut out both the solid and the detailed Thinlit Ice Cream cone pieces from Crumb Cake card stock.  Attach together with Tombow Glue and sponge wedge on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Glue the Ice Cream to the top.
~Stamp Happiest Birthday or other words in Watermelon Wonder ink on a Whisper White card stock strip.  Punch the end with the Banner Triple Punch.
4.  Assemble Card Front.
~Glue the Flirty Flamingo Frame around the Window on your patterned paper using Tombow Glue because it has a little wiggle room so you can use your fingers in the window hole to line up both pieces.
~Glue the Window Sheet on the back of the card front.  You just need glue around the edges of the Window Sheet.
~Attach the Happiest Birthday Banner with the adhesive of your choice.
~Attach the Ice Cream Cone with half Stampin’ Dimensionals
5.  Make the Shaker Card.
~Put your Foam Adhesive strips on the back of your card front within about 1/4″ from the window cut-out making sure there are no small gaps for your Sprinkles to escape through.  Rub the part of the Foam Adhesive Strip that is in the center where the sprinkles will be with your Embossing Buddy to remove all the sticky from the sides.  This will help prevent your Sprinkles from sticking to the Foam.  If you look closely, you can see I forgot this step.
~Also put some Foam Adhesive Strips about 1/4″ from the edge of the back side of the card front.
~Optional: Line up the Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece with the completed card front to get an idea of where to place some of the Sprinkles with Glue Dots.   Attach a few Sprinkles on the Whisper White piece with Glue Dots.  Cut away the excess Glue Dot that sticks out beyone the Sprinkle if you want a smaller glob of Sprinkles to collect on the Glue Dot.  I just left the Glue Dot as is of all but one of the added Sprinkles.
~Put the desired amount of Sprinkles on the back of the card front inside the Foam Window.  Match up the sides of the Whisper White piece and the card front and attach.
~Attach your Shaker card front to your card base.
6.  Yippee!  You are finished!

Enjoy making your own version of this Shaker Card.  You can buy all the supplies in My Online Store 24/7.

Hey Chick Sale-a-bration Card

The Hey Chick stamp set is very popular and only available until Friday, March 31st!  Make several of these in a variety of colors.
Hey Chick CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hey Chick  Wood #143328, Clear #143331 (2017 Sale-a-bration available until March 31, 2017)
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Markers:  Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Real Red
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Delightful Dijon
Soft Suede
Crushed Curry
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder #143231
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Soft Suede card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~Delightful Dijon card front at 4” x 5-1/4”.
2.  Run your Delightful Dijon card stock through the Big Shot with the Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder using the following sandwich:
~Big Shot Platform (Remove the Thin Die Adapter) OR Multipurpose Platform (both tabs open)
~Embossing folder with card stock inside
~Top Cutting Plate
~Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp one chick each on Crushed Curry card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, and Whisper White card stock. Cut out with the coordinating Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Stamp the sentiment of your choice in StayzOn Black on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with scissors.  Attach three half Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
4.  Lay all four pieces on your card front so you are happy with their placement. Remove one piece at a time, remove Stampin’ Dimensionals backs, and attach.  Repeat with the other pieces.

Have fun using the Hey Chick stamp set for a variety of cards.  Get it FREE with a $50 purchase only until March 31, 2017!

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