Celebrate You Star Card

This fun Celebrate You Star Card looks great in pink and purple.  What two colors would you combine to make this card?
Celebrate You star blast cardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Birthday Blast rubber stamps + Star Blast Edgelits  Wood #144715, Clear #144716
Stamps:  *Birthday Blast  Wood #142854, Clear #142866
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  *Star Blast Edgelits #142763
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

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.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant large layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White lower layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your Star Blast in Elegant Eggplant ink about 1/2″ from the top.  Attach to large Elegant Eggplant layer.
4.  Melon Mambo Layer:  I used a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece to start with.  Cut the Star Blast Edgelit towards the top of your card stock.  Since this in an Edgelit it will cut a straight line on both sides of where the Star Blast stays attached to the card stock.  Trim the bottom part at 2″ high x 3-3/8″ wide.  Attach to Whisper White layer so it touches the sides and bottom and the hole in the center star is over the stamped center star as shown.
5.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant at 1-3/8″ x 3-3/4″.  Attach to Melon Mambo leaving a 1/8″ border on the top and no borders on the side.
6.  Cut your Whisper White at 1-1/4″ x 3-5/8″.  Stamp Celebrate You in Elegant Eggplant ink.  Attach over last Elegant Eggplant piece.

Have fun making this card in a variety of color combinations!

Sweet Sugarplum Popcorn Box

This fun little Popcorn Treat Box is quick to make and decorate for last minute treat and gift giving!
SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #142284:  Ready to Pop Photopolymer stamps + Popcorn Box Thinlits
Stamps:  *Ready to Pop Photopolymer #141513
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Big Shot:  *Popcorn Box Thinlits #141473
Punch:  1/8″ Circle Punch #134365  (Optional)
Ribbons:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack #143601 (Available until March 31, 2017 FREE with $50 purchase)
I used some Gold Baker’s Twine from the Holiday Catalog.  Choose what you want.
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut out two of the Popcorn Box Thinlits with your Big Shot from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Use the Scallop Edgelit included to cut the top part of your box pieces so the top of your box will be scalloped.  Also cut out a small tag from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.
2.  Fold all the score lines on the box pieces.  Stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink if desired.
3.  Put Tear & Tape on the
~side tabs.  Attach the two Box pieces together at the side tabs.  Decide which part of the box will be the front.  The bottom flap attached to the front will be attached last.
~Bottom Side Flaps: Along the score lines and edges on the outside of the box
~Bottom Back Flap needs no adhesive added.
~Bottom Front Flap:  Along the edge on the inside of the box.
4.  Now fold in the Bottom Flaps in this order:  sides, back, front.  Yea! You have finished your Box! Now to decorate it.
5.  Cut about 20″ of ribbon.  This should give you enough to go around the box and make a nice size bow.  Fold the ribbon in half and put SNAIL adhesive directly on the ribbon on the 4″ or so on each side of the ribbon.  Now attach the ribbon to the box starting with the center of the ribbon on the back center of your box.  Place the ribbon gently in place in case you need to readjust it.  Make sure the adhesive is on the ribbon as it touches the box corners in the front.  Now tie your bow.
6.  Stamp your tag in Rich Razzleberry ink.  I also sponged the edges in the Rich Razzleberry ink.  Punch a hole in the tag if desired or just attach it under the ribbon with a couple of glue dots.  If you punched a hole, thread the Baker’s Twine through the hole and tie it around the knot in your bow.
7.  Fill with treats or a small gift.

Enjoy surprising your family and friends with treats in Popcorn boxes.  If the box is for a guy, just leave off the ribbon.

Let’s Celebrate Card

This Let’s Celebrate card features a Balloon and a Lace Doily.  You can use it for a Birthday Card or other Celebration card.  This is another card made by Kiev.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Balloon Adventures
Bunch of Banners
Ink:  Real Red
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Smoky Slate
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Big Shot:  Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Other:  Lace Doilies  #142793
Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Your patterned paper at 2″ x 5-1/4″
~Smoky Slate card stock at 3″ x 4″
~Whisper White at 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
~Cut your Doilie in half
~Stamp your Banner on Whisper White card stock in Smoky Slate ink.  Stamp Let’s Celebrate in Real Red ink inside the Banner.  Cut out with the coordinating Banner Framelit.
2.  Assemble and finish your card.
~Attach the 2″ x 5-1/4″ patterned paper close to the fold of your card base as shown.
~Stamp a Real Red Balloon at the top of the 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ Whisper White.  Stamp the string in Smoky Slate ink.  Attach this layer to the 3″ x 4″ Smoky Slate layer.  Tie a ribbon around the bottom edge.  Attach the Let’s Celebrate Banner.
~Lay your Balloon layers where you want them.  Attach your half Doily to the back of the Balloon layers.  You might want ot make sure it does not hang over the edge if you want the card to fit in an envelope.
~Attach your Balloon layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Have fun changing the colors of the Let’s Celebrate card!

Bermuda Bay Birthday

This fun birthday card features a fun beach feeling with all the starfish and tropical colors.
By the Shore Birthday Card, Bermuda Bay Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Birthday Blast Rubber stamps + Star Blast Edgelits  Wood #144715, Clear #144716
Stamps:
  *Birthday Blast  Wood #142854, Clear #142866
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Very Vanilla
By the Shore Designer Series Paper (12×12) #141640
Big Shot:  *Star Blast Edgelits #142763  (For the swirl under Happy Birthday)
Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Layered Oval Framelits  #141706
3/8″ Ruched Ribbon:  Peekaboo Peach   #141427
Emerald Envy  #141425
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your
~Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Bermuda Bay card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~By the Shore patterned paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Wait until everything is on it before attaching to card base.
2.  Lay your ribbons across the By the Shore patterned paper to determine where you want it.  Cut the ribbon so it hangs over each side about 1-2″ – 3/4″.  Run adhesive across the front of the By the Shore patterned paper where you want your ribbon to go.  Make a strip of adhesive on the back side of the paper and wrap your ribbon ends around and attach to the back of the paper.
3.  Stamp Happy Birthday on Very Vanilla card stock in Bermuda Bay ink.  Cut it out with your Big Shot and the Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit leaving room at the bottom to add the die cut swirl.
4.  Cut a Bermuda Bay card stock Scallop Oval just larger than your Happy Birthday die cut.
~Also cut a Swirl from Bermuda Bay card stock.
~Attach the Swirl under the Happy Birthday with Glue.
~Attach the two Ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Bermuda Bay Oval and attach it to your card.

Happy Birthday Card Making!

Happy Valentine’s Day with lots of Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This Valentine card uses the Sweet and Sassy Hearts Framelits and the Love Notes Thinlits.  Enjoy all the Hearts for your Happy Valentine’s Day!
Lots of hearts Valentine cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sealed with Love Photopolymer #
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Silver Foil Sheets #132178
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Big Shot:  Love Notes Framelits #142752
Sweet and Sassy Framelits $141707
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella #141897
Stamping Sponge
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 6-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Prep all the pieces:
~Stamp Happy Valentine’s Day in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the desired Sweet and Sassy Heart Framelit.
~Cut the Heart Border from a 1″ x 6″ piece of Real Red card stock
~Cut the opening Heart from Real Red card stock.
~Cut the two Arrows from the Silver Foil Sheet.  Put a folded sheet of printer paper over the foil sheet to protect it from getting marks transferred from your cutting pad.
~Sponge around the Whisper White Heart with Real Red ink if desired.
4.  Lay out all the pieces where you want them.  Attach.  I used Tombow glue to attach everything.  Trim off the edges of the Heart Border strip if needed.
5.  Brush some Clear Wink of Stella onto all the red Hearts to add some sparkle.  Let dry.
6.  If desired, cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock to put on the inside to write on.  Use a few stamps to decorate the edges.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My Valentine Box

This 3″x3″x3″ Valentine box is perfect for small gifts or lots of candy or a cupcake or other treat.
Valentine treat or gift boxSUPPLIES:
Boxes:  White Gift Boxes (Food safe)  #142000
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Tags & Labels Framelits  #138282
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
Other:  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Stamping Sponges
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your paper into four 2-3/4″ squares.  Attach to sides.  Cut 1″ strips for the top.  Attach the first strip diagonally down the center, then a strip on each side leaving a white strip in between each patterned strip.
2.  Sponge around the edges in Real Red ink if desired.
3.  Punch out the Bow Builder Punch twice from Red Glimmer Paper.  Put together with Glue Dots.  Attach to the lid with Glue Dots.
4.  Stamp My Valentine in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with one of the Large Tags and Labels tag framelits.
5.  Cut 6″ of each the Real Red and Whisper White ribbon.  Put together and fold in half.  Put the fold through the tag hold and put the ends through the loop formed by the fold.  Pull tight.  Trim ribbon ends.
6.  Attach tag to box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  Fill with treat or small gift.

Have fun giving out your Valentine Treats and Gifts in this Valentine Box.

Bloomin’ Heart Valentine

This sparkly Valentine Card uses Bloomin’ Heart die cut in Gold Glimmer Paper and the Sale-a-bration Metallic Silver Ribbon along with Real Red flowers and a Be Mine banner.
Sparkly Heart Valentine cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Gold Glimmer Paper
Falling in Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper #142786
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140621
Embellishments:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-a-bration) #143601
White Perfect Accents  #138416
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Wait to attach to card base until it is all decorated.
3.  Decorate:
~Attach 3 rows of ribbon to the front with SNAIL.  You can either run the SNAIL on the card front or on the back of the ribbon.  Wrap the ends around to the back and attach with SNAIL.
~Cut out the Gold Glimmer Paper with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit.  It works best if you put the die on the white back of the Glimmer Paper to cut it out.
~Cut out two large flowers and three small flowers with the Flower Thinlits in the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.
~Put a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of the flower shapes on the Gold Glimmer Paper Heart die cut.
~Put a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of each Real Red flower .
~Stamp the Banner and greeting in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with scissors.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Lay out all the pieces where you want them, then attach.
5.  Add the White Perfect Accents to the center of the flowers.
6.  Tie a bow and attach it with either Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
7.  If desired add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White to the inside of your card to write on.

Happy Valentine Card Making!

Thank You Flower Tag Card

This Tag card is made with the Timeless Tags Bundle.  It is pretty quick and you get to color a little bit.
SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144725:  That’s The Tag Photopolymer stamps + Timeless Tags Thinlits
Stamps:  *That’s The Tag Photopolymer #142918
Ink:  Rose Red
Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142788
Markers:  Rose Red
Cucumber Crush
Big Shot:  *Timeless Tags Thinlits #142755
Other:  Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon #141428
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut out your Tag from Whisper White card stock and the Tag Thinlit with your Big Shot.
4.  Stamp Thanks So Much in Rose Red ink in the center of your Tag.
5.  Lay the flower stems stamp with flat side up on your tag.  Slightly curve the bottom of the stems to match the curve of your tag.  Hold in place while putting a block on top.
6.  Stamp the flower stems on the tag and the patterned paper with Memento ink.  You might want to reverse the way the flowers are stamped on the patterned paper.
7.  Color the flowers with your Rose Red Marker.  Color the stems and leaves with your Cucumber Crush Marker.
8.  Cut about 5-6″ of Ribbon and put through Tag hole.  It helps to fold the ribbon in half, then at the fold you fold the ribbon in half again so you can get it through the Tag hole.  Pull most of the way through, then put the ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull tight.
9.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Tag and attach to card front.
10.  If desired, you can stamp and color the flowers on your envelope.

Enjoy making this Timeless Tag card!

Lots of Hearts Valentine Card

We made this Lots of Hearts Valentine’s Card at my class last Friday.  It was a favorite!  I hope you enjoy making one also.
Lots of Hearts Valentine CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144705:  Sealed with Love Photopolymer stamp set + Love Notes Framelits
Stamps:  *Sealed with Love Photopolymer #142815
First Sight  Clear #140688  (Apparently this is no longer available in Wood Mount)
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #142733
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
*Love Notes Framelits #142752
Sweet and Sassy (Heart) Framelits #141707  OR use the Sweetheart Punch #133786
Other:  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

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.  Cut your Sending Love paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Stamp in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock:
~Happy Valentine’s Day
~First Sight heart
4.  Cut out:
~The heart you stamped with either the Sweetheart Punch (shown) or one of the Sweet and Sassy Framelits.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
~The heart from the Sending Love paper with either the Sweetheart Punch (shown), a Sweet and Sassy Framelit, or fussy cut it.
~Happy Valentine’s Day with the Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
~The Heart Strip:  Cut Real Red card stock at 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Place the straight edge of the Heart Strip Framelit and run through your Big Shot.
5.  Assemble.  Lay out all the pieces on your card front in the position you want them.  Attach:
~The Heart Strip with Tombow Glue
~The Heart cut outs and the Happy Valentine’s Day with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Tie a bow with the Real Red Sending Love Ribbon.  Attach it with 2-3 Glue Dots.
6.  Decorate your envelope by stamping some of the heart stamps on your envelope front and/or flap.

Enjoy making this Lots of Hearts Valentine’s Day Card

Confetti Birthday Card

Here is a super quick and easy Birthday card using the Confetti Embossing Folder and the Big on Birthdays stamp set.  This card is perfect for men, women, and children.
Confetti Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Pacific Point
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your So Saffron card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Confetti embossing folder.
3.  Stamp in the flat Oval on your card front: Happy Birthday and To You and the stars in Pacific Point ink.
4.  Glue your card front to your card base.

Choose different colors and make your own Confetti Birthday card.

Love Heart Card

This is a fun Valentine’s Card to make.  You can also use it for a Wedding or Anniversary card – just add one more heart.  It is pretty simple if you want to make several.
Love Heart Valentine or Wedding CardSUPPLIES:
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Sunshine Wishes  Thinlits #141489
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue

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.  Cut you Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Heart embossing folder.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
3.  Cut out your Heart and Love from Red Glimmer Paper.  Make sure the Love is on top of the Glimmer Paper.  Cut out the Heart from the BACK white side of the Glimmer Paper.  Glue to embossed card front.
NOTE:  For Wedding or Anniversary card cut out two Hearts and overlap them on the card front.
4.  Gently sponge Real Red ink over the hearts around the love and Heart die cuts leaving some white areas.
5.  Glue to card base.

Happy Valentine Card Making!

Lacy Thank You Butterfly Card

Make this Clean and Simple Lacy Thank You Butterfly card to tell someone Thank You.
SUPPLIES:
*=Sale-a-bration item available until March 31, 2017.  FREE with $50 purchase
Stamps:
  *So Very Much  Wood #143340
*Delicate Details  Photopolymer #143314
*Any Occasion Photopolymer #143348
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Bold Butterflies Framelits #138135
Butterflies Thinlits #137360
Adhesive:  Glue Dots
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp with Elegant Eggplant ink:
~Large Thank you
~Lace:  Angle based on the Thank you.  I did the right side first, then the left side.
~Banner Thank You
3.  Cut your Butterfly parts out with your Big Shot.
~Solid Butterfly shape from Melon Mambo card stock.
~Butterfly details from Elegant Eggplant card stock.
4.  Attach Butterfly parts together with Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Wait a minute or so until it is dry.  Then bend the Butterfly along each side of it’s body.  Attach left side with Glue Dots.  Fold right Butterfly wing in so card will fit in envelope.

Happy Thank You card making!

Let’s Celebrate Balloon Birthday Card

The Balloon Adventures Bundle is really fun to use!  Make this simple Celebration card with just a few supplies to celebrate a birthday or other occasion.
Lets Celebrate Balloon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144708:  Balloon Adventures stamp set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. Bundle available until May 31, 2017
Stamps:  *Balloon Adventures Photopolymer #142823
Inks:  Tempting Turquoise
Island Indigo
Whisper White Craft #101731
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  *Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits  #142753
Punch:  Project Life Corner Rounder #135346
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base ar 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Balloon shape out of Tempting Turquoise card stock.  The sides will need to be cut along the embossed edge lines with either your Paper Trimmer or scissors.
3.  Stamp:
~Balloons in Whisper White ink.  Whisper White Craft ink takes a little longer to dry so avoid touching it for a few minutes.
~Banner in Tempting Turquoise ink
~Let’s Celebrate in Island Indigo ink
4.  Round all four corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Attach to card front.

Happy Celebrating!

Sweet Flower Card

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  With your Big Shot cut out the large Window Box flower Thinlit in the center of your card front.
3.  Attach your card front to your card base with Fast Fuse.
4.  Cut your “Sweet” and the Cupcake Cutouts curlique from Rich Razzleberry card stock.  Attach with glue to your card front.
5.  Attach your Flower embellishment with 2 Glue Dots.
6.  If desired cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attach to the inside to write on.

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

Sneek Peek: Lacy Kindred Spirits Card

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

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

Happy Card Making!

Sneak Peek: Window Shopping Hexagon Box

This fun Hexabon Window Box Thinlit and stamp set will be available on January 4, 2017 in the NEW Occasions Catalog.  It is simple to make and decorate.  AND it has tabs to hold it closed!!  There are LOTS of options for dressing it up!  Sale-a-bration also starts on January 4th so if you buy the Window Shopping Bundle you can choose 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product!
Hexagon Window BoxSUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Window Shopping stamp set + Window Box Thinlits  Wood #144742, Clear #144743 (Bundle pricing only available until May 31, 2017)
Stamps:  *Window Shopping  Wood #142920, Clear #143265
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock: Sweet Sugarplum
Big Shot:  *Window Box Thinlits #142762
Adhesive:  Tear & Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card stock into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Use your Window Box Thinlit to cut out each piece.  Make sure and line up the Thinlit so the outside Tab cutting lines hang just over the edge of the card stock.
2.  Stamp box top and sides.
Piece 1-Box Top
~Stamp the words with the 3 side  pieces above the box top.
~Stamp the sides with the image upside-down.
Piece 2-Box Bottom
~Leave the box bottom blank.
~Have the sides closest to you and stamp the images right side up (opposite direction you stamped Piece 1).
3.  Cut the two side tabs off Piece 1.  Add Tear & Tape to all side and bottom tabs.  Put NO Tape on any of the upper box tabs!!  Start by attaching one side Tab to a side where you cut off the tab.  Move around attaching the Box Bottom and sides until you have formed the Hexagon Box shape.  There will be tabs around the top of the box and the box lid.  DO NOT put tape on these tabs!
4.  Fill up the inside of the box and close the tabs.  Your box is finished.

I will show you more variations of this box later.  So come back for more.

Happy Window Box Making!

Merry Christmas

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

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

Merry Christmas!

Festive Star Christmas Card

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp the two word sets in Delightful Dijon ink in the corners as shown.
3.  Stamp the star in Crushed Curry ink all over the front.  You can stamp over the words and off the sides.
4.  Stamp the Star in VersaMark ink on the Silver Foil Sheet.  Add the Embossing Powder, removing the excess.  Melt the Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool.
5.  Let the Star cool while you get out your Star Framelits.  Choose the size Star you want and cut out your Embossed Star.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Star back and attach to the center of your card.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Birthday Cupcake Card

This Cupcake card is for my Mom’s birthday. This Birthday Cupcake Card is great for almost everyone (except those who really don’t like cupcakes).  Change the colors to match the favortie color of the Birthday girl or boy (no matter their age).
Cupcake Birthday cardSUPPLIES:
*=part of the Bundle
Bundle:
 Sweet Cupcake Photopolymer #142232 (available until May 2017)
Stamps:  Sweet Cupcake  Photopolymer #141498
Marquee Messages  Photopolymer #141727
Inks:  So Saffron
Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon
Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
So Saffron
Delightful Dijon
Big Shot:  Cupcake Cutouts #141474
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Confetti Embossing Folder #140592
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Stamping Dimensionals
Foam Adhesive Strips
Fine-Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your So Saffron card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Confetti Embossing Folder making sure to center it around the oval.  Sponge the Confetti with Crushed Curry ink.
3.  Stamp your cupcake on Whisper White card stock.  Both the Cupcake Liner and Frosting use three stamps each to achieve the great look.
~Cupcake Liner stamp 1 in Crumb Cake ink (light)
~Cupcake Liner stamp 2 in Chocolate Chip ink (medium)
~Cupcake Liner stamp 3 in Early Espresso ink (dark)
~Cupcake Frosting stamp 1 in Delightful Dijon (dark)
~Cupcake Frosting stamp 2 in Crushed Curry (medium)
~Cupcake Frosting stamp 3 in So Saffron (light)
I actually stamped the Frosting in the reverse order.  It really does not matter which order you stamp them in, just that you choose a light, medium, and dark color.
4.  Cut out your Cupcake Liner and Frosting with the coordinating Framelits.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Cupcake Liner and Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of the Frosting.
5.  Cut the Happy from Delightful Dijon card stock using the Hello You Thinlits.  This will work best on the Precision Base Plate.
6.  Lay your Cupcake pieces and Happy on your card front.  Decide where to stamp Birthday.  Stamp Birthday in Delightful Dijon ink.  Attach your Happy with glue and your Cupcake with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and Foam Adhesive Strips.

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

Confetti Marquee Birthday Card

Two of my adult children had birthdays last week.  Their favorite color is green so here is a birthday card both of them can enjoy.  I usually make them each a different card, but did not have time this year.
Confetti Marquee Birthday Card in GreensConfetti Marquee Birthday Card in GreensSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages  Photopolymer #141727
Ink:  Memento Black
Cucumber Crush or Garden Green ink pads and Markers
Smoky Slate Marker
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Garden Green
Wild Wasabi or Cucumber Crush
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Tools:  Paper Snips or scissors for fussy cutting
Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Garden Green or Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Garden Green card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Center in the Confetti embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Use a sponge wedge and sponge the confetti with Cucumber Crush ink. Glue to your card base.  You can also sponge the card edges if desired.
3.  Stamp your Marquee Messages large stamp in Memento Black ink on Thick Whisper White card stock (twice) and either Wild Wasabi or Cucumber Crush card stock (once).
~Leave one Whisper White Marquee for your base to layer everything on.  Stamp “It’s Your” in Memento Black ink.  Color in the letters with either the Garden Green or Cucumber Crush Marker.  Color in the shading with the Smoky Slate Marker.
~Stamp “Birthday” in either Garden Green or Cucumber Crush ink on the other Marquee Banner.  Cut out the Banner.  Put Dimensionals on the back to attach later.
~Color in the dots with the Garden Green Marker on the Green Arrow and the lines on the left side of the stamped Marquee.  Cut them out.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Arrow.
~If desired, stamp two stars in Memento Black ink on Daffodil Delight card stock OR you can just cut out the green ones from your green Marquee card stock.  Attach to the “Birthday” Banner with Glue Dots.
4.  Assemble your card by lining up the piece you are adding over the same lines on your Marquee base.
~Glue the Green Lines over the Lines on the Marquee Base.
~Add your Birthday Banner next.
~Last add your Arrow making sure to line up all the sides and the tip of the arrow over the Birthday Banner.
5.  Add your Marquee base to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy making this Confetti Marquee Birthday card using a variety of colors.