This cute little Punch Art Bear is fun to make and give Bear Lovers of all ages! This is a quick card to put together if you have all the different punches. The card front is embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder since Bears do LOVE Honey.
P.S. The Retiring List comes out next Wednesday!!!!! I can also Preorder some things from the NEW Catalog on Wednesday. (One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!!)
I am counting down the days and wondering what wonderful NEW things will be in the NEW Catalog. I am hoping for a couple of Hexagon Punches and some flocked Window Sheets like the ones in the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Holiday 2012 Catalog. I always like new things to use with my Big Shot: Embossing Folders, Edgelits & Framelits, and Dies. I am also excited to see if the NEW Returning Colors are the same as they were before. I really liked a lot of them and kept the ink pads and a little bit of card stock. (Of course I will have to get the NEW Ink Pads!) Now I can compare. The Designer Series Paper Stacks will be updated with the NEW Colors AND NEW Patterns!
I also found out today that if you join Stampin’ Up! between April 24 and May 30th you can choose Preorder items for your Starter Kit merchandise!!!
Well now that I have shared my excitement with you, let’s get back to our cute Punch Art Birthday Bear Card.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Gumball Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla. Run it through your Big Shot with the Honeycomb embossing folder. Adhere to card base. 3. Cut your Gumball Green at 2-1/2″ x 3″. Cut your Very Vanilla at 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink towards the lower left corner since the Bear will cover the upper right corner. Adhere the Stamped Very Vanilla to the Gumball Green layer. Lay on top of your card for now. We will attach it after we have made and attached our Bear. 4. Now to make your Bear. Punch the pieces.
~Early Espresso: Head=2-1/2″ Circle, Ears=1″ Circle, Paws=3/4″ Circle
~Very Vanilla: Face=Large Oval, Inner Ears=3/4″ Circles
~Basic Black: Eyes and Nose=1/2″ Circle 5. Assemble your Bear. Adhere the Inner and Outer Ears together. Adhere the Very Vanilla Face to the outer edge of the 2-1/2″ Circle Head leaving room at the top of the Large Oval Face to slip the Eyes under slightly. Now position and adhere your eyes slipping the bottoms just under the Oval Face. Add the Nose to the Face. Now lay the Bear on the Sentiment and position both including deciding where to position the ears so everything will look nice AND fit inside the envelope. Adhere the Sentiment. Now adhere the Bear’s Ears to the Head. Put Dimensionals on the back of the Bear Head and Ears. Adhere to Sentiment and Card Front. Now add the paws slipping them slightly under the Bear Head. Now for the finishing touch. Draw a “comma” on each eye with your White Gel Pen. You can also draw on whisker marks around the nose if you want. I like mine without. Wahoo!!! You have made a Really Cute Bear!!! 6. Admire your cute little Bear!
We made this Oh Whale Card in my Stamp Class on Friday. This is a cute Children’s Card that can be used for any occasion. I really enjoy the coordinating Clearlit to cut out the Whale and other little things like the fish and anchor. My grandson was over last week as I was making this card. He stamped and die cut his Whale. We had to put on a Googly Eye instead of just leaving the the eye white. I have included the numbers for the items I used that are also Digital for use with My Digital Studio.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Bashful Blue card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot using the Cloudy Day embossing Folder. Adhere to your card base with either SNAIL or Tombow Glue. If I am giving this to a child under 5-years-old I adhere everything with Tombow Glue. 3. Cut your “Ocean Waves” Sunshine & Sprinkles paper at 2″ x 5-1/4″. Drag the edges on your Pacific Point ink pad to add some color and contrast. Adhere to your Bashful Blue card front. (Note: There is a Jumbo Wheel that has waves that you can use instead of the Sunshine & Sprinkles paper. Children do love using wheels so they could roll out the waves for you.) 4. Stamp your Whale in Gumball Green on Whisper White card stock. Make sure you leave enough room around the Whale so the other images can be cut out. Now line up your Happy Whale Clearlit over your Whale and cut it out with your Big Shot. Save the extra die cut images you want to use. Adhere the Whale with either Dimensionals or Tombow Glue. 5. Stamp the desired “Water Spout” image above the Whale using Pacific Point ink.
6. Color the die cut fish with Melon Mambo Marker (or desired color marker) and the die cut anchor with the Midnight Muse Marker. Adhere with Tombow Glue. 7. Admire your cute Whale card.
We are making this fun “Man” Card today at my Stamp Class. My grandson helped design it. I gave him a few choices and between us we came up with this card. The Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Caps are easy to work with and make a great “manly” embellishment. Most guys do like “hardware” of some sort. Except for the drying time this card is really quick to make.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. First we need to do our Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap so it can dry while we are making our card. We will flatten it out with our Big Shot. Don’t worry, it works great and you don’t need strong muscles to crank the handle! They look about the same whether you put them with the flat part at the top or touching the cutting pad. Open all the Tabs on your Big Shot’s Multipurpose Platform. Put a cutting pad down, as usual. Now put your Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap(s) on the Cutting Pad. Put a Cutting Pad on top. Run through your Big Shot. It makes less cracking sounds than using Framelits. 2. Cut a 3/4″ square of Chocolate Chip card stock. Adhere it inside your Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap with Glue Dots. I put one on each corner. Cut a 1/2″ square of Crumb Cake card stock. Adhere it with Glue Dots on top of the Chocolate Chip square inside the Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Caps. Now squeeze in some Crystal Effects. Gently swirl tip to get rid of any bubbles and to cover the whole inside of your Bottle Cap. Set aside somewhere so it won’t get bumped. (Optional: you can put Glue Dots on the bottom of the Bottle Cap BEFORE you add the Crystal Effects. Just put the Glue Dot paper over the Glue Dots so you can easily adhere it before the Crystal Effects completely dries.) 3. Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 4. Cut your Chocolate Chip card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Run through your Big Shot with the Stripes embossing folder. Adhere to card base. (Note: I put SNAIL on the card base so I don’t flatten out my embossing. It also helps to put a Glue Dot on each corner.) 5. Use the largest smooth Heart Framelit to cut your Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper. I had the straight edge of the DSP at the part of the Heart Framelit just before it started to curve to make the top of the Heart. Adhere with SNAIL. I would recommend putting Glue Dots on the upper corners. 6. Cut your Very Vanilla 1″ x at least 4-1/4″ for your Banner. Stamp your sentiment in Early Espresso using the Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired. Use your Square Punch or Hearts-a-Flutter Banner Framelit or Scissors to cut the notches from your Banner. Adhere to card front with Dimensionals. 7. When your Crystal Effects in your Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap is dry (at least an hour or two, but best left overnight to dry) adhere with Glue Dots to your Designer Series Paper. 8. Enjoy the dimension and shine of the Crystal Effects on your Bottle Cap Card!
My Paper Pumpkin is a Monthly Craft Surprise in your mailbox! It has everything needed to make the project(s) included except adhesive for only $19.95 plus tax. You must sign up by the 10th of the month (TODAY) to start getting your own Monthly Craft Surprise Kit in your mailbox!
These are the cards I made with the Welcome Kit. When you join My Paper Pumpkin you will get the Welcome Kit the first month, then you will get the Kit of the Month the next month. You cannot catch up on missed Kits. If you decide to upgrade or embellish your Kit, you can use your own supplies from your stash. If you make all four cards in the Welcome Kit the same it will take you about 30 minutes. It took me about an hour and a half to make these four cards. Part of the time was spent thinking of how to use all the supplies in the Kit but make the cards look different.
These things are included in the Welcome Kit: 4 envelopes, 4 gray/white card bases (already scored), 4 light-colored card fronts, 1 sheet of self-adhesive die cuts, 4 buttons, 2 Clear Mount stamps, 1 Clear Mount Block D, 1 Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot ink pad (you can reink Stampin’ Spots with ink refills so you can use them for a long time.), Instructions in 4 languages with a Photo on the front.
Card 1. Here is the card I made following the directions included in the Kit.
Card 2. I used the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. (Note: you will have to trim either the top or bottom of the card because the embossing will distort it and make it look crooked.) Cut the light card front paper at 2-3/8″ x 4″. Stamp “Hey there” on part of the light colored print that is leftover. Punch out with a Large Oval Punch. Punch an Extra-Large Oval out of Lucky Limeade. Adhere to card front with Dimensionals. I also used Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine to tie the bow in the button. I adhered the Button with Glue Dots. Card 3. I embossed the light card front with the Chevron embossing folder. I also stamped the “Hey There” on part of the left over card front from Card 2 and punched it out with an Extra -Large Oval Punch. I sponged the Oval with Lucky Limeade ink and then adhered it to the card front with Dimensionals. I also used Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine in the Button. Card 4. I used the Window Frames Framelit to cut the card front this time. Then stamped the “Hey There” directly on the Window Frame. I also used the Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine to tie a bow on the Button again..
Now that you have some examples from the My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit maybe you are ready to give it a Test Drive. Contact meand I will register you OR you can sign yourself up HERE. Please choose me as your Demonstrator. You can also skip a month when needed or cancel anytime.
I made this card for my Daughter’s and her DH’s first Anniversary. This card would also probably look nice White on White with just a little color on the Butterflies. Give either one a try. I generally use my family members’ favorite colors when I make cards for them.
My DH and I are celebrating our Anniversary today. I will show you the Anniversary Card I made for my DH later this week. We are watching some movies this afternoon, going out to dinner and going to a Big Band Concert that also has singers and swing dancers. It will be a fun day! We will also be joining my Daughter and her husband for a play sometime this month.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut yourMidnight Muse card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Gumball Green card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder. Adhere to card base. 3. Cut the Silver Glimmer Paper with the desired Heart Framelit. Adhere to card front with Dimensionals or SNAIL. 4. Stamp 1 large Butterfly in Midnight Muse ink. Stamp 1 more Butterfly in Garden Green ink. Let air dry for a few minutes or use your Heat Tool if you aren’t feeling very patient. I wasn’t patient and used my Heat Tool on High to dry my ink. 5. Color the back side of your Midnight Muse Butterfly with your Bashful Blue Marker. Color the back of your Garden Green Butterfly with your Certainly Celery Marker. Now you can punch out your Butterflies. 6. Cut strip of Bashful Blue card stock at 1/2″ OR 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ OR 6″. The card has been mailed so I don’t have the actual card to give you accurate measurements. Sorry I didn’t write them down. Stamp your sentiment using Garden Green ink. You can get the notches at the ends of the banner by either cutting the with scissors, using a square punch, or using the Hearts a Flutter Banner Framelit. Adhere with Dimensionals. 7. I wrote on the inside with a White Gel Pen. Make sure and let the ink air dry or dry it with your Heat Tool. I forgot on one of my Valentine’s cards and my grandson keeps asking his mother to read that side of the card too. 8. Admire your Anniversary Card and mail it off to the Happy Couple!
We made this Flower Box using the Crepe Filter Paper from the Spring 2013 Catalog and a Kraft Box. We used the Floral Frames Framelits to cut out our flowers. I used the largest Floral Frames Framelits. Everyone else chose the next two smaller sizes. We decorated the front of the box with a smaller flower die cut from the Floral Frames Framelits. that we stamped with the flower from the Oh Hello Stamp set. This is a quick project! The Flower Box can be filled with a variety of treats or gifts. It it is the perfect size for cookies that have been stamped with Sweetly Pressed Cookie Stamps.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Take the whole stack of Crepe Filter Paper Circles. Choose the Floral Frames Framelit in the size that you want your flower. Make your sandwich using the Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed, your cutting pad, the whole stack of the Crepe Filter Paper Circles, your desired Floral Frames Framelit, and finally your top cutting pad. Yes, you can cut the whole stack at once! Now, Pierce a hole in the center with your Piercing Tool. Insert the desired brad. It will show so choose one that coordinates. I used a retired brad with a jewel. 2. Now to shape your flower. Take the top layer and scrunch it straight up. Do the same with each layer, scrunching slightly less with each lower level. Fluff up your Crepe Filter Paper Flower. 3. Color your Oh Hello Flower with your Primrose Petals Markers. Remoisten and stamp on Whisper White card stock. Choose the desired Floral Frames Framelit and cut out the Flower that will decorate the front of your box. Sponge around the edge with a Stamping Sponge and Primrose Petals ink. Adhere to the front of your Kraft Box with either SNAIL or Glue Dots 4. Adhere your Crepe Filter Paper Flower to the top of your box with 4-6 Glue Dots placed close to the center of the bottom layer. 5. Admire your cute box.
The Easter Blessings stamp is paired with the Secret Garden Bundle and the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper to make a bright Easter Card. We made this card at my March Stamp Class. Several people used different sentiments. All the cards were beautiful, but I did forget to take pictures. The Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper is becoming one of my favorites! It works well with many different stamp sets and for many occasions-serious, fun, and whimsical.
1. Cut your Melon Mambo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Cut your Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Adhere to card front.
3. Stamp your Easter Blessings sentiment in Pacific Point ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut out using the desired size Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.
4. Stamp the desired Secret Garden flowers and cut them out with the coordinating Secret Garden Framelits and your Big Shot. I used Daffodil Delight Delight card stock with Summer Starfruit ink, Marina Mist card stock with Pacific Point ink, and Pretty in Pink card stock with Melon Mambo ink. (If I remember correctly.)
5. Lay out your Oval and flowers in the desired positions. Adhere your Easter Blessings Oval with SNAIL. Adhere your Secret Garden flowers with Dimensionals around your Easter Blessings Oval.
6. Add a Jumbo Pearl to the center of your largest flower and a Basic Pearl to the centers of your other flowers.
7. Admire your Easter Card and mail it today!
This cute Bunny card was one of the Make & Takes at our March downline meeting. It uses the new Oval Collection Framelits. This is a fun little Easter or Spring card. It was fairly simple to make and all of our Bunnies turned out cute.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Stam your card front with the Distressed Dots and the Daffodil Delight Ink. I have found the easiest way to get a good impression with the larger stamps is to ink it up well, then lay the stamp on the table with the rubber side up. Place your card stock onto the stamp carefully. Then hold your card stock with a finger or two and rub a clear mount block or the wood block over the card stock, switching where you are holding the card stock, so all parts of the card get rubbed with the block. 2. Now get out your Big Shot and Oval Framelits. Ears. Cut two of the smallest ovals out of Marina Mist. Cut two of the next larger size of ovals out of Whisper White. Skip an oval and use the fourth oval from the center to cut the head. 3. Glue your Ear Parts together with the Marina Mist on top of the Whisper White. Run them through your Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. 4. Angle the Largest Oval for the Bunny Head. You might also want to lay the ears in position too to make sure that is the angle you want both the head and the ears to be. Glue down the Head and the ears in the desired positions. 5. Punch two Basic Black Itty Bitty circles for the eyes. Punch a Small Heart for the Nose. Glue the eyes and nose in the desired positions. Draw whiskers, whisker dots and the Bunny mouth with your Basic Black Marker. Your Bunny is finished. 6. Punch a Scallop Oval out of Marina Mist card stock. Stamp Happy Easter in Marina Mist on Whisper White card stock. Punch with the Large Oval punch. Adhere Happy Easter to to the Scallop Oval with Dimensionals. Adhere this to your card base with Dimensionals. 7. Admire your cute Bunny Card!
I made this World Treasures Peacock card for the downline meeting swap at the beginning of March. It is pretty quick to make but requires a little drying time because I used Dazzling Details to add some sparkle. SUPPLIES: Stamps:World Treasuresw#126765c#126767 Ink: Island Indigo Card Stock: Pool Party
Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 2013 Big Shot:Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003 Other: SNAIL
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 Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Adhere to card base with SNAIL. 3. Stamp your World Treasures Peacock in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White card stock. Use the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit and your Big Shot to cut your World Treasures Peacock out. Adhere to your Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper with Dimensionals. 4. Apply Dazzling Details to the desired parts of the World Treasures Peacock. I put Dazzling Details in some of the clear white diamond shapes. Set aside to dry for at least 30 minutes. 5. Admire your sparkly World Treasures Peacock card.
Here is a fun little card made with the Pop-Up Posies Kit and the stamp included with the Kit. Although I think I will be adding a couple of the Sale-a-bration Buttons to the card as “flower centers” when I get a chance. Have fun making this fun little card and the 3D Flower. You can use the Cajun Craze & Calypso Coral combination or try it Pool Party & Island Indigo or Baja Breeze & Pacific Point. Or try all three combinations and let me know which you like best.
* = Spring 2013 Catalog
** = Sale-a-bration 2013 Brochure *Pop-Up Posies Kit #131395
Card Stock: Cajun Craze
Calypso Coral Ink: Black StazOn
Cajun Craze Ink and Marker Big Shot: **Vine Street Embossing folder (Sale-a-bration 2013) Other: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat
When this Kit is no longer available you can use any Framelit or Big Shot Die and Punched Flowers to get the look you want.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Calypso Coral card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Cajun Craze layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot using the Vine Street embossing folder. Adhere to Calypso Coral card base. 3. Put together your Pop-Up Posies flower. I used two of the Calypso Coral Daisies. Hold a Petal and curl it with your Bone Folder. Line up curled flowers as desired. Use a Piercing Tool and Mat to pierce a hole for your brad. Insert desired brad. 4. Lay flower in desired position on your embossed label and decide where to stamp sentiment. Stamp sentiment in either Cajun Craze or Black StazOn. Run the edge of your Cajun Craze Marker along the raised embossed lines on your label. 5. Adhere shaped Pop-Up Posy flower in the desired position with either Glue Dots or Dimensionals. Adhere two other flowers to desired corners. (Next time I am adding buttons to the flower centers.) Adhere decorated embossed label to card front with either Glue Dots or Dimensionals. 6. Admire your fun little card! Hand delivery is a must with this 3D Flower Card.
I LOVE making Fancy Favor Gift Bags and the Pop-Up Posies Kit is just perfect to embellish it! You can have a fun little gift bag in less than 10 minutes! Enjoy making your own version! You can also use flower punches and Label or Window Framelits to decorate it if you don’t have the Pop-Up Posies Kit.
SUPPLIES: * = Spring 2013 Catalog *Pop-Up Posies Kit #131395
Card Stock:Your choice of: Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, or Island Indigo. Ink: When this Kit is no longer available you can use any Framelit or Big Shot Die in place of the embossed labels and Punched Flowers to get the look you want.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your desired color of card stock at 5-1/2″ x 11″ for your Fancy Favor die. I used Pacific Point. Run it through your Big Shot with your Fancy Favor XL Bigz Die cutting of part of the side tab. I used an Extended Cutting Plate on the top and bottom since I didn’t want the side creases well-defined. 2. Assemble your Fancy Favor Bag. Fold all creases for the corners and bottom flaps (skip the side pleats). Lay the outside facing up. Put Sticky Strip on the side tab along the crease, on the outside edges of both rectangle flaps and one triangle flap. Flip your Fancy Favor over and put Sticky Strip on the edge of the last triangle flap. 3. Adhere your side Tab to the edge of your Fancy Favor Bag. Now stand it upside-down so the bottom flaps are on the top. Remove the Sticky Strip backing. Place the two rectangle flaps down to form the bottom of the box. Next place the triangle flap that has the Sticky Strip facing up onto the two rectangle flaps. Now place the last triangle flap down. Turn your Fancy Favor bag over and use your Bone Folder to press against the areas where the Sticky Strip is so it adheres well. 4. Shape your Posies with long thin handled paint brush by laying the paint brush across the flower so it is in the center of two opposite petals. Fold the petals around the paint brush, leaving the flower center flat. Repeat this process with all the petals on each flower you want to use. I used 3 flowers. Line them up and pierce a hole through the center and insert brad. Place Petals in desired positions and use a Glue Dot or two if necessary in the center to hold the petals in place. 5. Decide where you want your flower to be. Stamp the sentiment “Just for You” which is included in your Kit with Black StazOn ink in the top of your embossed label. 6. Adhere your flower to the embossed label with several Glue Dots or Dimensionals. Tie a bow with the ribbon and attach it with a Glue Dot. 7. Adhere the decorated embossed label to your Fancy Favor Bag with either Glue Dots or Dimesionals. 8. Now to put a little surprise in it for a special someone……….
The Pop-Up Posies Kit is really fun to use! I made a Banner, decorated a Fancy Favor Gift Bag, and made a card. I still have lots of Posy flower pieces left to decorate more things. The Pop-Up Posies Instructions suggested using a lot more Posy Flower pieces but I didn’t like those as well. I have used less flower pieces and like the way the flowers look much better. I hope you enjoy making your own versions. We will be making these projects at my Classes an March 22nd. SUPPLIES: * = Spring 2013 Catalog *Pop-Up Posies Kit #131395
Card Stock: Pacific Point Big Shot:Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies #127553 Other: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
White Baker’s Twine if you want more to hang up your Banner
When this Kit is no longer available you can use any Framelit or Big Shot Die and Punched Flowers to get the look you want.
BANNER INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Decide what word you want on your Banner. I chose “Create“. There are 9 of the embossed labels in the kit. So if you want more than 9 letters and spaces you will need a second kit. 2. You can choose either Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, or Island Indigo for the letters. I used Pacific Point since it was brighter. 3. I used 2″ squares to cut out the letters. You can cut out multiple letters on the die and several of the same letter can be cut at one time because there are no score lines on the die. 4. Assemble your flowers using as many layers of the flowers as you want. Daisy. I used a thin handled paint brush to shape the flowers. Lay the handle across the flower down the center of two petals. Fold the petals around the handle, but don’t fold the center of the flower. Continue this process on all the Daisy type flowers you want to use. Layer them together and pierce a hole through the center with your Paper Piercing tool. Insert the desired brad from the kit. Align or stagger the petals as desired. White Flowers. I just used two each of the large and medium “cupcake liner” flowers and one of the small ones. For the large and medium ones I laid the two of the same size together and cut every third line to the flat part. I cut every 2nd line on the smallest one. Layer the Large ones together, staggering the cut lines. Now add the medium ones also staggering the cut lines. Add the small one. Make sure they are in the position you want and pierce a hole through the center. Insert the desired brad from the kit. Fluff up the petals as desired. 5. Take the desired number of embossed labels and lay them out in a line. Pierce a hole on the top two corners of each one. 6. Lay out one letter on each embossed label. Decide where to put the flowers. Make more if necessary. Adhere the letters with Tombow Glue. 7. Connect the embossed labels with the cut Baker’s Twine included in the Kit. I tied a bow. 8. Now adhere the Flowers in the desired positions with Glue Dots. 9. Add enough extra Baker’s Twine to the outside ends of the Banner so you can hang it up on your wall. 10. Stand back and admire your lovely Banner.
My grandson turned 2 on Monday and so, of course, I made him a card. This time I used the Moving Forward stamp set. Three Dollars is donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities for each Moving Forward stamp set purchased. I know we appreciated staying at the Ronald McDonald House when my son had surgery. Here are more details about Stampin’ Up’s partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Pacific Point card base at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Cut your Whisper White and Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Make sure the clouds are going the correct way. I had to cut another piece. Adhere the Cloud Designer Series Paper to one side of your card base using the Tombow Glue. (Note: I always do a “Post Card” for younger children and seal it in a Translucent Envelope so they can hold it without damaging it. I also use Tombow Glue to adhere all the parts when making cards for children.) 2. Stamp the “Blimp” image in Pacific Point ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut it out using the coordinating size Oval Framelit and your Big Shot. Adhere to the “Clouds” with Tombow Glue leaving enough room to write the child’s name underneath. You might as well write their name now in the space you left. 3. Cut the “2” out of Pacific Point card stock using the Typeset Alphabet Die and your Big Shot. Punch 2 Small Oval “Balloons” out of Pacific Point card stock. Adhere in desired positions using Tombow Glue. Draw Balloon Strings with your Pacific Point marker. You can also decorate your Balloons with your Marker if desired. 4. Write your message on the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock you cut earlier. Adhere to the back of your card with Tombow Glue. 5. Seal tightly in the Translucent Envelope. Your card will still fit in a Medium Stampin’ Up! envelope. 6. Mail or give to one of your favorite children!
You can buy all the supplies to make this Child’s Birthday Card at My Online Store.
I have really been in the mood for Spring so I made a Sunflower using the Blossom Petals Punch. It is a pretty quick card to make and reminds me of hot Summer Days as I sit here feeling chilly in my long-sleeved sweater. We made this card at my 3D Flower Class on Friday. I hope you enjoy making it! I made a similar card for my daughter-in-law’s birthday last year. As usual, you can change the colors and the sentiment to make you happy! This is the TRUE advantage of making your own cards!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Summer Starfruit card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Chocolate Chip layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Adhere to Summer Starfruit card base. 3. Cut your Whisper White layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″. Run through your Big Shot using the Argyle embossing folder. Adhere to Chocolate Chip Layer. 4. Punch 9 of the long thin Blossom Petals using a 2-1/8″ strip of Daffodil Delight card stock. 5. Shape your Blossom Petals. Take one Blossom Petal and your Thin handled paint brush (or Bone Folder) and lay it down the center of the Blossom Petal. Fold the Petal sides up so it is rounded down the center of the Blossom Petal. Now take your paint brush handle and curve each side of the Blossom Petal so it is slightly rounded. Repeat with the other 8 Blossom Petal. 6. Place a Glue Dot in the center of the bottom edge of your Whisper White layer. Put a Glue Dot on the top center back of FIVE Blossom Petals. Set aside with the Glue Dots facing up. Take your first Blossom Petal and place it with the narrow tip on the Glue Dot and the Blossom Petal facing straight up. Place the next two along the bottom edge so these three Blossom Petals form an upside-down T. Place the last two Blossom Petals with Glue Dots on in between the three Blossom Petals that form a T. 7. Place another Glue Dot in the bottom center on top of the other one that now is covered with Blossom Petal tips. Place a Glue Dot on the center back of the remaining FOUR Blossom Petals so the Glue Dot will adhere to the bottom layer of Blossom Petals where they touch. Place each Blossom Petal so the top is in between the lower layer of Blossom Petals as shown. 8. Punch half a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Chocolate Chip card stock. Run it through your Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder. Adhere to your Sunflower with Glue Dots. 9. Now for your sentiment. I will give the dimensions I used for the Perfectly Penned Happy Birthday. Cut a strip of Daffodil Delight at 1-3/8″ x 5-1/2″. Cut a strip of Chocolate Chip at 1-5/8″ x 5-1/2″. Stamp your sentiment in the center of your Daffodil Delight strip. Use your Square punch to make the “Banner” ends. Adhere to your Chocolate Chip strip using SNAIL making sure to leave enough space at each end so you get a point instead of a flat part when you trim the Chocolate Chip ends slightly larger than your Daffodil Delight ends using scissors. Adhere this banner using Dimensionals. 10. Admire your Sunflower card!
You can get all the supplies to make this Sunflower Card at My Online Store.
Th Oh Hello stamp set is so versatile. You can get a lot of different looks using it. This card originally started out trying to use some More Amore Designer Series Paper for the card front. I tried several different variations and then decided to skip the card front and try everything on the Cherry Cobbler card base. I really like it! I hope you have fun when you make it!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Stamp two of the Oh Hello patterned arrows and the Oh Hello Chevron Oval in VersaMark ink on Whisper White card stock. Dump your Cherry Cobbler embossing powder over all your stamped images. Shake off. Melt with Heat Tool. Cut your Oh Hello Oval out with the coordinating Oval Framelit and your Big Shot. Cut the Oh Hello Patterned Arrows out with your Scissors so there are 4 corner pieces. 3. Adhere the Oh Hello Patterned Arrows corner pieces with SNAIL to your Cherry Cobbler card front corners. Adhere the Oh Hello Chevron Oval with Dimensionals to the center of your Cherry Cobbler card front. 4. Color the Oh Hello Flower Stamp with your Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Markers. Stamp on Whisper White card stock close enough to the edge so you can easily punch it out. Now punch it out with the Scallop Oval Punch. Punch the Oval out of Cherry Cobbler card stock. Adhere the Flower to the Cherry Cobbler Punched Oval with Dimentionals. Adhere the Cherry Cobbler Oval to the Chevron Oval with Dimensionals. 5. You now have a card you can use for any occasion just to make someone’s day better!
I made the parts for this cute little Purse while filming my Big Shot Basics video. I put it together as I was cleaning up and decided to see how the Petite Purse would look with a flower. I think it is really cute! This one is make with Regal Rose card stock. The flowers are stamped in Primrose Petals ink and adhered to the purse with Dimensionals. Choose you favorite color(s) when you make your Petite Purse. This Purse has been well loved by my grandson as you can tell by the handle.
TIPS: 1. Cut out your Regal Rose Petite Purse with your Big Shot using the Petite Purse Bigz L Die. I used a Crease Pad on top so I could see the creases better. Adhere the side tabs with Sticky Strip. Gently slide the tip of your Paper Snips into the front slot to make it easier to insert the little flap. Attach the Handle with Glue Dots inside the purse. 2. Stamp the desired Secret Garden flowers in Primrose Petals ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut out with the coordinating Secret Garden Framelits. Adhere the two flowers together with Dimensionals. Adhere layered flower to the purse front flap by placing 3 half Dimensionals along the “top” of the Front Flap (See photo inset). Put 1 half Dimensional on the bottom back of the layered flower. Remove Dimensional backing and gently adhere flower to front flap. When it is positioned as desired, press on Dimensionals to adhere firmly. 3. Fill your cute Secret Garden Purse with some small goodies. It will hold 4 Hershey Nuggets.
Here is a Shabby Chic Valentine card that was originally an All-Occasions card. It uses the new Distressing Tool from the Spring 2013 Catalog. I normally don’t like the distressed look, but this was fun to do so you might see more. I LOVE the distressed look on the Core’dinations card stock!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Raspberry Ripple card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Sponge around the edges with your Sponge Dauber and Primrose Petals ink. 2. Cut your Primrose Petals Core’dinations card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. Use the Distressing Tool around the edges. (Watch my Edge Techniques video to see how I use the Distressing Tool. It is at the end.) I like to use the center blade to get a more rolled effect. Use the Sanding Block and sand the raised embossing using circular motions. Sand until you get the look you want. Put SNAIL on the card base and adhere your embossed layer. 3. Tie your Bow. I gave each stamper 14″. I used 12″ when I cut it off the spool. 4a.Valentine Card. Cut a Heart from the More Amore Designer Series Paper. Stamp the “Be My Valentine” sentiment in Raspberry Ripple ink. (Next time I think I will Heat Emboss it with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.) Sponge the edges using your Sponge Dauber and Primrose Petals ink. Adhere to Paper Doily using Dimensionals. (Note: I have been using a double layer of Dimensionals to adhere these Hearts.) Position Paper Doily and Ribbon as desired. Adhere the Paper Doily with SNAIL on the solid center. Adhere Ribbon with Glue Dots. 4b.All Occasion Card. Stamp “Feel Goods” sentiment on Whisper White card stock using Raspberry Ripple ink. Cut around it with scissors. Don’t worry about getting it perfectly rounded because the Distress Tool will do that for you. Now use your Distress Tool to round the edges. Sponge the edges with your Sponge Dauber and Primrose Petals ink. Lightly sponge the center of your Paper Doily. Adhere your Sentiment with Dimensionals. Position Ribbon and Paper Doily as desired. Adhere the Paper Doily with SNAIL on the solid center. Adhere Ribbon with Glue Dots. 5. Admire your Shabby Chic Card!
Here is a card made with the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper and the Ribbon and Button Pack. I will have a Valentine card for you Friday. I will be doing some cleaning today and I have decided to watch a movie and start making my Valentine Cards this afternoon since I haven’t had much stamping time for a week.
* = 2013 Sale-a-bration brochure Stamps: *Pretty Petites w#129639 c#129642 Ink: Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: Island Indigo
*Sycamore Street #127540 Punches: *Petite Curly Label #129405
1″ Square Big Shot: *Vine Street embossing folder #130492
Other: *Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812 Island Indigo Baker’s Twine #125575
1. The embossed strip is 1-1/4″ wide.
2. I cut the Ribbons 6-1/2 to 7″ long. Put SNAIL on the back of your Designer Series Paper and adhere your Ribbons to it. Thread your Baker’s Twine through one button hole and thread in under your ribbons before threading it through the second button hole. Cinch up your Baker’s Twine tightly. I tied a knot then a bow.
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I use my Stamp-a-ma-jig quite a bit to perfectly position my sentiments and Two-Step stamps. It can seem tricky to use, but after trying it out a couple of times you will get results like a Pro! Have fun using your Stamp-a-ma-jig to help you make this card.
On a personal note: I seem to have too many irons in too many fires lately. I may not be able to continue to do a video every week. I will still try to do a couple of videos a week. I know I am a visual learner and it is easier for me when I see something done. I have been working at the Family History Center more (almost every week)-which is fun too and I have a more demanding calling in my Church. As a result it has been harder to keep up with my home and family. I will still continue to post projects at least 3 days a week and the My Digital Studio downloads on Tuesday.
1. Stamp images using your Stamp-a-ma-jig as shown in the video making sure to leave enough room around the edges for the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.
2. Use your Big Shot and the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder to make a frame around your stamped images
3. Get your card base ready: Wisteria Wonder card stock cut at 5-12″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Put SNAIL around the edges of your card front. Adhere your stamped and embossed card layer.
4. Admire your perfectly stamped card!
I am ready for Spring so I made a Spring Flower card using the Floral Frames Framelits, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-bration, and a wonderful Designer Builder Brad from the Spring 2013 Catalog. I LOVE the Sycamore Street Paper because it uses a variety of colors and patterns to fit any mood I happen to be in. Earn yours today with a $50 purchase of anything from My Online Store!! Digital Downloads count too!!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut Island Indigo card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Run through Big Shot using the Framed Tulips embossing folder. Trim edges with scissors. Adhere to card front. 3. Cut Flower pieces using the desired three Floral Frames Framelits. Cut the large and smallest out of Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper. Cut the middle one from Pool Party card stock. Use the Lace Brocade embossing folder and your Big Shot to add texture to this center flower. Adhere the three flowers together with Dimensionals. 4. Use your Paper Piercing Tool and Mat and pierce a hole through the center of all the flower layers. Punch either a Itty Bitty Flower or Circle from Island Indigo card stock. Adhere to the center of the Designer Builder Brad with a Glue Dot. Place the Clear Circle Epoxy Bubble on top of the punched Itty Bitty shape. Insert your completed Designer Brad through the hole you pierced. 5. Lay the Flower in the desired position on your card front. Decide where you want your sentiment. Move the flower. Stamp your sentiment in Versamark Ink in the desired position. Dump your Pool Party embossing powder over the sentiment. Remove the excess and put it back in your jar. Melt the embossing powder sentiment with your Heat Tool on High. 6. Adhere your Flower to your card front with Dimensionals. 7. Enjoy this Flower any time of year!!!
You can purchase most of the items to make this Flower Card from My Online Store. The Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper is FREE with a $50 purchase from January 22 to March 22, 2013.