My grandson loves Crabs lately and turned 5 on Saturday. So I decided to try and make him a Punch Art Crab for his birthday card. I saw this Crab on Pinterest but it was an SVG file not Punch Art. I decided to make it with Punches. It was pretty easy after I figured it out. I only used THREE Punches to make it. I hope you decide to make one too.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners Card Stock: Tangerine Tango
Smoky Slate (coming May 31st!)
Bashful Blue (retiring)
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (retires May 30th) Ink: Midnight Muse
Cajun Craze Marker (I wish I would have sponged around the edges, but I used a Marker)
Basic Black Marker
Pacific Point Marker
Soft Suede Marker Punches:Extra Large Oval #19859 Small Oval #120908 1/2″ Circle #119869 Big Shot:Happy Whale Clearlit #129403 (Retires May 30th) Bitty Banners Framelits #129267 Other: Googly Eye (retired)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Silicone Craft Sheer
INSTRUCTIONS: CRAB Punching: ~Tangerine Tango: You will use a little less than 1/4 sheet Tangerine Tango for your Crab. Punch from Tangering Tango: Punch out 2 Extra Large Ovals and 2 Small Ovals. Punch 6 legs as shown in picture. Punch 2 arms as shown in picture. Punch 2 eyelids as shown in picture. Sponge with Tangerine Tango or Cajun Craze now if desired. (I wish I would have!) ~Whisper White: Punch 2 eyes from Whisper White with the Small Oval punch. ~Pacific Point: Punch 2 eyeballs from Pacific Point with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. Assembly: 1. Legs and Arms. Get out your Silicone Craft Sheet and Tombow Glue. Place 1 Extra Large Oval in the center. Lay out the 6 legs and 2 arms where you want them. Glue them in place with Tombow Glue tearing off the parts that are too long. You only need about 1/4″ of each piece glued to the back. 2. Eyes. Attach the Whisper White eyes between the arms. Attach the Pacific Point eyeballs to the Whisper White eyes. Now place the eyelids in the desired postitions. I drew a line with my Cajun Craze Marker on the bottom edge of the eyelids. You can add white lines or a comma to each of the eyes if you want. My White Gel Pens have sprouted legs and ran away again.
3. Pinchers. We only have the 2 Tangerine Tango Small Ovals left. Hold them together and cut out the “V” for the pinchers. I cut straight down almost halfway for the first cut. I made the second cut about 1/4″ away from the edge of the first cut, then cut down to meet the end of the first cut. I drew a line with my Cajun Craze Marker down the center almost to the other side. CARD 1. Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8=1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Cut your Bashful Blue at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Adhere to card front. 2. Adhere your 2″ x 5-1/4″ Ocean Waves from the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper to the desired height on your card front. 3. Cut your Crumb Cake card stock at about 1″ x 5-1/2″. Tear one long edge. (Optional: you can sponge the edges if desired. I just dragged the torn edge on the Baked Brown Sugar ink pad.) I used the Soft Suede Marker to make little specks of sand on the Crumb Cake card stock. Adhere at the bottom of the Bashful Blue card stock. 4. Cut your Whale out of Smoky Slate card stock. Sponge edges if desired. Add a Googly Eye or draw on an eye. 5. Lay your Crab and Whale in the desired positions on the card front. Adhere. I used the cut outs from the Whale as a stencil for the Whale’s water spout. I colored the water in with a Pacific Point Marker. 6. Stamp your sentiment in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Framelit. Adhere in desired position. 7. Admire your Fun Crab Birthday Card! Give it to one of your favorite children!
We made this You’re Amazing card at my last Stamp Class. It is a quick and easy card to make. I did use the NEW Bermuda Bay card stock and Classic Stampin’ Pad. Try making one in the color of your choice or the favorite color of the person you are giving it to. This card would be also great to give to a favorite Teacher.
Remember that all Retiring Stamps can be ordered through June 3rd. All other Retiring Merchandise is available only while supplies last! You will pay twice as much if you wait and get them off EBay so get them now while they are still available at a reasonable price!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Bermuda Bay card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with your Fancy Fan embossing folder. Adhere to card front. 3. Cut your Whisper White at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Stamp You’re Amazing in the center. Cut out with the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit. Pierce holes where you want your brads. Attach brads. Put Dimensionals on the back around the edges and a couple in the center. Adhere to your card front.. 4. Give an Amazing Person this card with a note inside to let them know how Amazing they really are!
I finally have my Mother’s Day cards finished and in the mail. I am making this extra post because Mother’s Day is this weekend. I made two versions this year because my Mom’s birthday card was the original for the Regal Rose design. My DIL2 made one of the Regal Rose ones in Stamp Class last month. So I came up with a second design. I was having Stamper’s Block for a couple of days until I decided to make the Regal Rose design for my Sister and my daughters/DIL1.
The top two cards are the Melon Mambo Cards. The lower 4 cards are the Regal Rose Cards.
REGAL ROSE SUPPLIES: Stamps: Amazing Family
Oh Hello Ink: VersaMark
Pacific Point Marker Card Stock: Regal Rose (Retiring)
Tea Lace Paper Doilies Big Shot: Ovals Collection Framelits
Needlepoint Embossing Folders Heat Embossing: Heat Tool
Melon Mambo Embossing Powder
Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder
Basic Black Embossing Powder Other: Rose Ribbon
Delicate Details Lace
REGAL ROSE INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut Regal Rose card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Use the Scallop Border embossing folder with your Big Shot along the bottom of the card front. Use a sponge dauber and Melon Mambo ink to highlight the embossed border. 2. Use 3 of the Delicate Details Lace slightly above the Scallop Border on the left side. Now adhere your Paper Doily with SNAIL. 3. Use a Sponge Dauber and Tempting Turquoise ink to color two of the Ribbon Roses. I inked up the top and the bottom. Set aside to dry or set the color with your Heat Tool. 4. Heat Embossing.
~Stamp the Oh Hello Chevron Oval with VersaMark ink on Whisper White card stock. Cover with Melon Mambo Embossing Powder. Melt with Heat Tool.
~Stamp “You’re an Amazing” with VersaMark ink on Melon Mambo card stock. Cover with Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder. Melt with Heat Tool.
~Stamp “Sister” or “Daughter” or other sentiment with Versamark on a 7/8″ strip of Vellum Cardstock. Cover with Black Embossing Powder. Melt with Heat Tool. 5. Cut out the Oval with an Oval Framelit and your Big Shot. Cut the next larger Oval out of Melon Mambo card stock. Use scissors to cut around the “You’re an Amazing”. 6. Adhere the two ovals together with Dimensionals. Adhere to the center of the Paper Doily with Dimensionals. Adhere the “You’re An Amazing” with Dimensionals as shown. 7. Adhere your Vellum sentiment by placing a Glue Dot in the areas under where the flowers and Rhinestone will be. Add Glue Dots to the top of the Vellum where the flowers will be. Adhere flowers on top of Glue Dots. 8. Finish up by adding one Delicate Details Lace circle to the upper left-hand corner. Put a Rhinestone in the center. Add a small Rhinestone to the center tip of the crown and other spots as desired. 9. Admire your wonderful card!
MELON MAMBO SUPPLIES: Stamps: Loved Ones
Secret Garden Card Stock: Pacific Point
Melon Mambo Ink: VersaMark
Pacific Point Marker
Pacific Point Reinker Big Shot: Secret Garden Framelits Heat Embossing: Heat Tool
Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder Other: Simply Pressed Clay
Simply Pressed Clay Molds
Artisan Embellishment Kit – Lace
MELON MAMBO INSTRUCTIONS The Day before. (Optional if making the Simply Pressed Clay Flowers.)
~Press desired amounts of Simply Pressed Clay into the Simply Pressed Flower Molds. Take it out and add enough Pacific Point Reinker to the clay until you get the desired color. It will stay the same color when dry. (Note: Work over your Silicone Craft Sheet and keep some Kleenex or Paper Towels handy. If you don’t want inky fingers you might want to wear disposible gloves to mix the ink into the clay.)
~Now that your Clay is colored press it back into the molds. Flatten the back with your Bone Folder.
~Gently remove each flower and set them aside to dry. I am not really sure how long it takes them to dry. The Next Day
1. Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and told at 4-1/4″. 2. Place the wide Lace from the Artisan Embellishment Kit on the front of your 4″ x 5-1/4″ Melon Mambo card stock. Don’t cut it yet. Start at one side and keep your Glue Dots handy. I put 3 Glue Dots along the edge of the lace and placed it so it was slightly over the edge of my card stock. I kept adding Glue Dots every 1/2″ or so along the top and bottom of the lace and stretched it tight (so the folds were forced to lay flat). Then I would add more Glue Dots to the next section. When I got to the other edge of the card I put Glue Dots on the edge of the card stock and pressed the lace against them. I then trimmed the lace at both ends so it was straight along the card stock. 3. Stamp sentiment below the lace. Cover with Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder. Melt with Heat Tool. 4. Stamp desired flowers from Secret Garden stamp set in Pacific Point ink on Tempting Turquoise card stock. Color parts of the flowers as desired with the Pacific Point Marker. Cut out using the Secret Garden Framelits and your Big Shot. Adhere in desired positions with Dimensionals. 5. I ran my Pacific Point Marker along the raised edges of the Simply Pressed Clay Flowers to emphasize them and add more Dimension. Adhere your Simply Pressed Clay Flowers to the center of the Secret Garden Flowers with Tombow Glue. Add Rhinestones to the center of the Clay Flowers, the card front corners, and the sentiment if desired. 6. Admire your bright, fun card!
Mailing: When I mail cards like this I add a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ sheet of Whisper White card stock. I position the card so the back of the card is against the front of the envelope. (Make sure and address your card BEFORE you put the card in!) Place the Whisper White card stock over the front of the card and slide them in together. Put the lumpiest part of the card in first so it will be at the bottom of the envelope. I did use two stamps on the Melon Mambo cards.
I will miss the Fancy Favor Die most of all the Big Shot items retiring. It has been a favorite for years and I will be keeping it because it makes such nice packaging for small gifts. I have made this Fancy Favor Bag out of the NEW Quatrafancy Designer Series Paper from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and the Pinwheel Sizzlit from the Spring Catalog which will NOT be carried over into the NEW Annual Catalog. If you buy the Fancy Favor Die from me you will receive a FREE Online Video Class showing four different ways to use your Fancy Favor Die. Please email me after you have placed your order and I will email you the Class link. The video on this post is the first video in the class.
INSTRUCTIONS: Pinwheel 1. Choose your card stock color. You will need a 2″ square. I used Marina Mist. Cut it out with your Big Shot. Remove the card stock from the Sizzlit. You can use your Piercing Tool to poke out the holes if you want to hold your Pinwheel together with a Brad. 2. Use your Bone Folder to to curl the four pointed ends that have the holes. 3a. If using a Brad to connect all the holes I found it easier to put the Brad in from the center and then through each of the points. This does mean that the tabs open on the top of the pinwheel. 3b. I found it easier to use Glue Dots to conect the points. Put the first Glue Dot in the center over the hole. Place one point over this Glue Dot. Now put a Glue Dot on the bottom of the next point and adhere it over the first one. Repeat with the other two points. Choose your Brad. Use Wire Cutters to cut off the Tabs. Put a Glue Dot on the Brad Bottom and adhere to the center of your Pinwheel. 4. Set Pinwheel aside while you make your Fancy Favor Bag.
Fancy Favor 1. Cut your Designer Series Paper at 5-1/2″ x 12″. Run through your Big Shot using your extended Cutting Pads and the Fancy Favor Die. 2. Score and fold all score lines-pleat lines on the sides are optional. 3. Place outside side of Fancy Favor up. Put Sticky Strip on the side tab next to the crease and at the edge of the tab. Put Sticky Strip on the bottom edge of both rectangle tabs and one triangle tabs. Flip the Fancy Favor over and place sticky strip on the edge of the last triangle tab. 4. Remove sticky Strip backing from side tab. Adhere side tab to side edge of Fancy Favor. Lay flat and crease fold lines with Bone Folder. 5. Open up Fancy Favor and remove Sticky Strip from the bottom tabs. Put down the Rectangle Tabs first and then the Triangle Tab with the Sticky Strip facing up. Now put down the last Triangle Tab. Use your Bone Folder and rub it on the inside bottom of your Fancy Favor to help your Sticky Strip adhere well. 6. Now add your Pinwheel to the front of your Fancy Favor with Glue Dots.
My DIL had her birthday yesterday so I made her Birthday Card using the Wildflower Meadow stamp and Embossing Folder and the Label Love stamp and the Artisan Label Punch from the NEW Catalog. I also used Bashful Blue card stock which is retiring and the Card Stock is already sold out. This was a really fun card to make!!! The NEW things are available May 31st.
I also found out that if you have previously ordered from me and then order from another demonstrator, Stampin’ Up no longer considers you as my customer. So do your Demonstrator a favor and stick with the same one. Now there are so many ways you can keep the same Demonstrator even if you are long distance from her. There is the Hostess Code so you can have Online Workshops/Parties to earn Hostess Benefits. There are Online Classes and Tutorials. I will be coming up with More Online Classes and Tutorials during the New Catalog year.
SUPPLIES: Stamps:Wildflower Meadow w#129165 c#129168 Label Love w#130619 c#130622 Markers: Pacific Point
Melon Mambo Card Stock: Marina Mist
Whisper White Big Shot:Wildflower Meadows Embossing Folder #129376 Punch: Artisan Label #130920 Other: Jumbo Pearls
DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Bashful Blue card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″. 3. Color your Wildflower Meadows stamp with Markers: Flowers with Pacific Point, Stems & Leaves with Garden Green, Hummingbird with Melon Mambo. Lay with rubber side up. Remoisten with your breath. Lay Bashful Blue card stock on top of stamp in the desired position. Use a Clear or Wood Block to rub over your card stock so your stamped image is good quality. Remove your stamped card stock from the stamp. Let dry for a minute or so while you get your Big Shot ready. 4. Now let’s emboss the card front we just stamped with the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder. Line up the stamped images inside the the embossing folder in the desired position. Emboss. I had Tab 1 closed on the Multipurpose Platform. Adhere your stamped and embossed card front to your card base. 5. Now stamp the desired image from the Label Love stamp set onto Whisper White card stock. I colored my stamp with Markers: Garden Green for the border, Pacific Point for the Happy Birthday, and Melon Mambo for the “To You.” Punch out with the Artisan Label Punch. Adhere in desired position on card front with Dimensionals. 6. Now for some bling! I put Jumbo Pearls in the center of the two largest flowers. I put Basic Rhinestones in the center of the other opened flowers. My DIL really liked the combination of the Jumbo Pearls and the Basic Rhinestones. (I need to order some more Basic Pearls!) 7. Admire this Spring card before sending to someone who needs a fun surprise in the mail! It is always so nice to receive a beautiful card in the mail among the bills and junk mail.
I received My Paper Pumpkin Kit on Monday afternoon. It was a little later than expected. I know some had received theirs a week earlier. Oh well. I really had fun with the supplies in this kit. I do like the “Seriously” stamp, but I am not too fond of the statements on the other two although I did use a Marker to get the “love you” portion of one stamp. I did one card like the Kit suggested. I really enjoyed coming up with ideas for the other three cards. I do have one button and some linen thread left over to use on another project.
Whale Card. I used the Oh Whale stamp set and Clearlit from the Spring 2013 Catalog. I stamped the Whale in Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate card stock. I added Googly Eyes from the Holiday 2012 Catalog.
Dress Card. I have been wanting to use this All Dressed Up Framelit set. I cut the Dress out of Baja Breeze card stock and used the Lacy Brocade embossing folder on it. I wrapped the Linen Thread around the waist 5 times and added 3 small Rhinestones. I cut the Dress form out of Very Vanilla card stock. I added a Rhinestone for a necklace. The “Thinking of You” is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. The Hearts are from Tiny Tags-retiring.
Flower Card. I have been enjoying making 3D flowers since February this year. I stamped “Seriously” in the talk bubble. I positioned the Green Tag, then the talk bubble. I used a Midnight Muse Marker to color the “love you” on the stamp, then stamped it on the small Very Vanilla die cut. I cut the notch at the end with scissors. I doubled the Linen Thread and threaded it through two of the button holes and tied a bow. I punched 4 different Scallop Circles from the Wave card stock. (2-3/8″, 1-3/4″, 1-1/4″, and 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punches) I broke down the fibers with my Bone Folder until the card stock split then gently peeled the card stock in half. I then I rolled each printed part of the Scallop Circle into a little ball. I unrolled them and left them slightly crinkled, lined them up, pierced a hole and inserted a mini brad I then crunched each of the Scallop Circles straight up then fluffed them until I liked the way they looked. I covered the brad with a Twitterpated Button tied with some of the Twine. I put several Glue Dots on the Tag where I wanted the flower and then attached the flower. Happy Paper Pumpkin Playing!
Here is the back page of the Scrapbook Pages we will be making at my class on Friday. I am so excited because they ordered different Scrappin’ Kits so they will get different looks. I really did have fun putting these Scrapbook pages together. I was really starting to enjoy the Scrappin’ Kits and now they are all gone. But you can do the same with Designer Series Papers and coordinating Card Stock. We will just have to make our own Die Cut or punched embellishments now. But there are lots of NEW Stamp sets that will look GREAT on Scrap pages!!!!
Very Back Page
SUPPLIES: Scrappin’ Kit: Afternoon Daydream or use the Designer Series Papers and coordinating Card Stock of your choice.
Whisper White card stock
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Tasteful Trim XL Bigz Die
1. Cut your Page Base of Pool Party 8″ x 8″. Very Back Page
2. Cut your Gray Print 2″ x 8″. Cut a scrap of Whisper White 1″ x 8″. Punch the long edge with your Scallop Trim Border Punch. Adhere the punched Whisper White piece to the back of the Gray piece with SNAIL. Adhere to the side of your Pool Party Page Base.
3. I should have used one of the adhesive borders, but I used the Tasteful Trim die to cut a piece of Basic Gray that goes under the adhesive die cut label.
4. Embellish as desired with the self-adhesive die cuts from your Kit. I also added a Rhinestone to the center of the Circle die cut.
5. Add Photos and Journaling as desired. Other Side
6. Cut a 2″ x 8″ Red Patterned Paper from your Kit. Punch the long edge with your Scallop Trim Border Punch. Adhere to the side of your Pool Party Page Base.
7. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ Primrose Petals. Adhere in position shown.
8. Cut your Pool Party Patterned Paper at 4″ x 4″. Adhere as shown. Embellish with die cuts from your kit.
9. Add Photos and Journaling as desired.
10. Add to your Scrapbook and enjoy!
We will be making ten double-sided 8″ x 8″ Scrapbook pages at my next Class. I used the Afternoon Daydream Scrappin’ Kit, but you could use any Scrappin’ Kit or combination of card stock and Designer Series Paper. I thought I would show you one double-sided page for this post. This will be the first page in the album.
I will be typing up directions for this class and will also include the cutting directions. These ten double-sided pages fit in ten page protectors. If you buy a Scrappin’ Kit from me before May 31st I will email you the directions as a Thank You. If you buy from My Online Store, please email me and request the directions. I probably won’t have them finished for a week or two, but can put you on the list. These directions can be used with any Scrappin’ Kit. The card stock colors, Designer Series Papers, and Die Cuts will give each set of pages a different look. These directions will use approximately one half a Scrappin’ Kit.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cutting instructions:
~Pool Party Page 8″ x 8″
~Gray card stock 2″ x 8″
~Whisper White card stock slightly larger than the Framelit you want to use
~Whisper White 1″ x 8″. Punch with your Border Punch along one side
~Designer Series Paper 2″ x 8″
Everything else shown is from the Scrappin’ Kit. Use the die cuts that come in your Scrappin’ Kit. 2. Front of Page. Adhere your Whisper White Punched Border to the back of your 2″ x 8″ Designer Series Paper (I used the Gray Print). Adhere to the left side of the page leaving a about a 1/4″ of the Pool Party page showing. Cut your Whisper White with the desired large Framelit. Adhere in desired position on page. Embellish with die cuts from your Kit. I also added a small Rhinestone to the center of the Butterfly body. 3. Back of Page. Make sure your page is in the correct position so the top will be the same on both sides. Add your 2″ x 8″ Gray card stock to the bottom of the page leaving a 1/2″ border of Pool Party showing. Adhere one of the Border pieces (cut to 8″) to the top of the Gray card stock. Use die cuts to embellish as desired. I also added another small Rhinestone to the center of the Butterfly Body. 4. Add photos, journaling, or mementos to the pages. 5. There that wasn’t too hard was it!
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……….
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