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.

Ornament Card for Stamp a Stack

This Ornament Christmas Card is fairly quick to make if you use the Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the small pieces from the detailed Thinlit.  You could also just stamp the ornament to make this card in less time.  I am pre-cutting the ornament parts for my class to speed up assembly.
Ornament Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Embellished Ornaments  Wood #139756, Clear #139759
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628
Big Shot:  Delicate Ornaments Thinlits #139667
Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen  (With Stamping Sponge Wedge and Silicone Craft Sheet)
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 patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card front.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.
4.  Ornament as shown-Big Shot:
~Sentiment:  Layering Oval Framelit
~Sentiment Mat:  Cherry Cobbler card stock with Scallop Layering Oval Framelit just larger than sentiment oval.
~Detailed Ornament:  Real Red card stock.  Use Precision Base Plate and FLAT Cutting plate to cut.  Remove the small pieces with the Big Shot Die Brush.
~Ornament shape:  Cherry Cobbler card stock and coordinating Ornament Framelit.
NOTE:  You can just stamp the Ornament in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Ornament Framelit.  It will look just as good and will be quicker.
5.  Layer the sentiment and sentiment mat together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Mat.
6.  Attach the Ornament pieces together.  If you want a quick way to attach them get a clean sponge wedge.  Squirt some Tombow Glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Rub the sponge in the glue and pat on the back of your Detailed Ornament until glue covers the back.  Now attach to Ornament shape.  Pretty quick and easy.
7.  Lay out sentiment and ornament on card front.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Happy Thanksgiving Card

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!  Here is my Happy Thanksgiving card to you.
Happy Thanksgiving CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves  Photopolymer  #138802
Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer  #142196
Perpetual Calendar Photopolymer  #137167
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
So Saffron
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Leaflets Framelits #138283
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Other:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Brights Enamel Shapes #141680

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Stamp the fall leaves from the Perpetual Calendar set in Pumpkin Pie ink:  3 times across the 4-1/4″ side in four rows down the 5-1/2″ side.  Alternate the direction the large leaf faces to some variety.
2.  Stamp:
~Large Leaf in Cajun Craze ink on both Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze card stock.
~Words in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White card stock.
3.  Cut out with your Big Shot:
~Leaves using Leaflets Framelit
~Words using largest Square Stitched Framelit.  Make the first cut close to the top of the words.  Make the second cut by placing the cut words inside the sides of the largest Square Stitched Framelit and lining up the bottom words.  Cut again with your Big Shot.
4.  Place Leaves and sentiment where you want them.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Thanks Fall Jar Card

Here is a simple card using the Jar of Love and the NEW Stitched Shapes Thinlits.  Enjoy making your own version.
Jar of Thanks cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Jar of Love Photopolymer #141587
Ink:  Memento Black
Tangerine Tango
Pool Party Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangerine Tango
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Other:  Washi Tape or Ribbon of your choice since apparently the one I chose is retired.
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the second largest Square Stitched Framelit.  Place it on your Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the small jar with Black ink inside the Framelit.  Repeat again for the second jar.  Stamp a small flower on one jar in Tangerine Tango ink.  Stamp “Thanks” on Whisper White card stock with Tangerine Tango ink.
3.  Cut out the two jars with your Stitched Square Framelit and Big Shot.  Cut out the “Thanks” with an Oval Stitched Framelit.
4.  Run the edge of your Oval in your Tangerine Tango ink pad.  Color around the jar edges and screwing rings with your Pool Party Marker.
5.  Put your first piece of Washi Tape about 1-3/4″ from the fold line.  Place the other piece next to it.
6.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of all the die cuts.  Attach to card centered over the Washi Tape.

Enjoy dressing up your cards with the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits!

Pyramid Pumpkin and Turkey Decorations

I was watching a video about someone making diamond shaped decorations and decided to try and make a Pumpkin and a Turkey using a Pyramid shape.  These were pretty quick and easy.
Turkey & pumpkin decorationsSUPPLIES:
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach Marker – Pumpkin
Tangerine Tango ink pad – Turkey
Basic Black Marker – Turkey
Pumpkin Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie
Garden Green
Turkey Card Stock:  Soft Suede
Tangerine Tango
Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Delightful Dijon
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Pyramid Pals Framelits #140618
Flower Fair Framelits #133731 Pumpkin
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

PUMPKIN INSTRUCTIONS:
NOTE:
 If you want to open the Pyramids so you can put something inside: Put a piece of tape on the inside of the tips, then after decorating, punch a 1/16″ hole about 1/8″ from the  tip of each Triangle.  Decorate the Pyramids.  Close the Pyramids by threading Baker’s Twine through the holes.  Tabs:  You can glue the Front to the Tabs, but not the Back Triangle.
1.
   Cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Cut two of the Pyramid shape Framelits.  Fold all score lines so both pieces are the same.
2.  Draw oval like shapes on each triangle with the Peekaboo Peach Marker.
3.  Put glue on the top side of one of the bottom squares.  Attach the other square on top making sure that the sides with the tabs are opposite each other.
4.  Cut a 1/8″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Garden Green card stock for the curly vines.  Run a bone folder over it to start it curling.  Find something round and narrow to wrap it around and curl it.  I used one of my grandson’s metal cooking spoons with the round metal part about 1/8″ in diameter.  Curl the strip around the round piece holding the end to keep it in place.  Gently unwrap the strip so you keep the curl in.  Cut it in half  Glue both pieces to the tip so one part sticks up and the other angles across.
5.  Cut a little stem from Garden Green card stock.  You can cut a Garden Green leaf from the Flower Fair Framelits or just cut it with scissors.  Glue the stem on top of the pyramid tip and over the curly vines.  Glue the leaf to the stem.

TURKEY INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a piece of Soft Suede
card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Cut two of the Pyramid shape Framelits.  Fold all score lines so both pieces are the same.
2.  Choose one of the Triangle sides without tabs to be the Turkey front.  Cut 3 Scallop Circles from Soft Suede card stock.  Cut the circles in half.  Sponge the scallops with Tangerine Tango ink.  Layer and Glue the circles together.  Glue to the Front Triangle.  Trim off the excess.
3.  Cut a Beak from Tangerine Tango card stock.  Cut two “Bunny Ears” of each color:  Daffodil Delight, Delightful Dijoh, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.  Hand cut the two Real Red piece to make the Wattle and the Comb.
4.  Glue the Wattle onto the back of the lower Beak.  Glue the bottom of the Beak to the top of the Scallop Circles.  Draw the Eyes with Basic Black Marker.  Gle the Comb above the eyes.
5.  Put Glue on the two tabs that attach to the Front Triangle.  Repeat with the tabs for the Back Triangle.
6.  Decide what color order to put your feathers in.  Start with the center two and glue them to the back so they stick up high enough to make you happy.  Work your way outward on both sides glueing all the bottom tips on top of the first two pieces.
7.  You are done.  Admire your cute Turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!

Thinking of You at Christmas Card

Thic cute Christmas card can be made using a variety of Christmas sayings and embossing folders if you need some variety for the Christmas cards you are making to send this year.
Thinking of You at Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Embellished Ornaments  Wood #139756, Clear #139759
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Garden Green
Real Red
Red Glimmer Paper  #121790 scrap for star
This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits
Wonderful Wreath Framelits #135851
Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder  #143537
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
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 Whisper White card stock at 3-3/4″ x 6″.  Put your card stock in the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder lining it up so one of the rope-like designs runs through the center.  Place on your Big Shot Platform (without the Thin Die piece) or on your Multipurpose Platform with both tabs open.  Yes, put it directly on the platform without a cutting plate under it.  Put a cutting plate on top of it and run it through your Big Shot.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Cut your patterned Designer Series Paper at 3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Glue over the center rope-like design.
4.  Stamp your Christmas words on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.  Cut out with either a Layering Circle Framelit or the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.
5.  Cut the desired size Cherry Cobbler Scallop Circle, the Garden Green Wreath, and the Red Glimmer Paper Star using your Big Shot.  Attach:
~Layering Circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Wreath with either Tombow or Glue Dots
~Star with either Tombow or Glue Dots
~Layered Circles to card front with either Tombow or Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  You are finished!

Enjoy making this cheerful Christmas Card!

Wonder of Christmas Angel Card 2

Wonder of Christmas Angel CardThis simple, but beautiful Wonder of Christmas Angel card is perfect for mass producing as it is pretty quick to make.  We are making this card for a class for our Church Women’s Group.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wonder of Christmas  Wood #142136, Clear #142139
Ink:  Memento Black
Markers: Soft Sky
Cucumber Crush
Daffodil Delight or other color for hair
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cucumber Crush
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Lucky Stars embossing folder  #135817
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, SNAIL, or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gold Foil Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  Attach to card front.
3.  Stamp your Angel on Whisper White.  Cut out with the largest Layering Oval.
4.  If desired, color Angel.
~Soft Sky for shading on wing feathers, clothes, and banner as shown.
~Cucumber Crush on leaves in hair wreath.
~Daffodil Delight or other color for hair
5.  Attach Angel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Have making making YOUR OWN Wonder of Christmas Angel Card.

Poinsettia Baker’s Box

Here is a quick Christmas Poinsettia Baker’s Box perfect for those small gifts or treats.
Christmas Poinsettia Bakers BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Reason for the Season Photopolymer #139730
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Tags and Labels Framelits #138282
Punch:  Festive Flower Builder #139682
Embellishments:  Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape #141985
Baker’s Twine Trio Pack #141999
Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edged Ribbon #141984
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
2.  Choose the Washi Tape pattern you like and apply next to the fold lines as shown in photo.
3.  Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
4. Punch and assemble Poinsettia Flower.
~Punch 4 times from Red Glimmer Paper.
~Fold all flower pieces in half length-wise with a Bone Folder so your flower will have some dimension.
~Attach two of the small double flowers that look like a funny bow tie in the center with a Glue Dot or two.
~Attach the four medium petals in between the smaller petals that you already attached.  Use at least two Glue Dots.
~Now add the four large petals so they line up with the small center petals.  If you want your flower to look more round add two more large petals.
~My flower was not holding together well so I criss-crossed Tear & Tape across the back of the large and medium Petals, then attached it to the front of the box.
~Add two of the + pieces to the center with the white side showing.  Use a Glue Dot in the center of each and attach to the Flower center.
3.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
4.  Finish:
~Stamp Merry Christmas on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.  Cut out with the Desired Tags & Labels Framelit.  Make sure and use the Small Circle Framelit to cut out the hole.  Or you can use a 1/4″ Hole Punch like I did.  Tie it onto the front hole in your Baker’s Box.  Use a Glue Dot to hold it in position.
~Tie your Baker’s Box closed with the 3/4″ Real Red Ribbon.

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Have fun making your own Christmas Baker’s Box.  I hope you have enjoyed see ing a variety of ways to use your Baker’s Box Thinlits!

Fall Pine Branches Baker’s Box

Here is a fun Fall Baker’s Box decorated with Pine Branches and Pine Cones to give to your  favorite guy or Nature lover!
Fall Pine Branches and Pine Cones Bakers BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hardwood   Wood #133032, Clear #133035
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Garden Green
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Pretty Pines Thinlits #141851
Ribbons:  Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon #134547
Baker’s Twine Trio Pack #141999
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Crumb Cake card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
~You can stamp the Hardwood image in Chocolate Chip ink either before you cut out your Baker’s Box pieces or after you have cut it out.  I did it after, but it would probably be easier if you stamped before you cut them out.
~Before. Ink up your Hardwood stamp and lay Rubber side up.  Lay your card stock on top of the inked stamp.  Use a Clear Stamp Block and rub it over all the card stock to transfer the ink.  Remove card stock.  Repeat with the second piece.
~After:  Fold the side score lines and do one side at a time.  Lay one folded side of your cut Baker’s Box piece on top of the inked stamp, as above and rub with a Clear Stamp Block.  Repeat for the other side and the other cut piece.
2. Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
3. Cut:
~Cut two Pine Cones from Chocolate Chip card stock.  Angle the two Pine Cones together the way you want and attach them together with Glue Dots.  Tie a bow with the Gold Baker’s Twine.
~Cut 2 small Pine Branches and 1 Medium Pine Branch from Garden Green card stock.
4.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
5.  Decorate:
~Choose the front of your Box.  Attach the Medium Pine Branch about 1″ above the center score line on the box front with a Glue Dot.  Attach the other two Pine Branches on top of the first one with Glue Dots.  Attach the Pine Cones with 2-3 Glue Dots on top of where the Pine Branches meet.
~Tie closed with Gold Ribbon.

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Have fun making your own Fall Pine Branches Box.  Come back Friday for a Christmas Version.

Halloween Baker’s Box

This week’s projects focus on the Baker’s Box Thinlits.  Today it is decorated for Halloween, Wednesday is Fall, and Friday is Christmas.  Hope you enjoy having fun making and decorating your own Baker’s Boxes!
Halloween Bakers Treat Box

Halloween Bakers Treat BoxSUPPLIES:
Bundle:   Sweet Home Photopolymer stamp set + Home Sweet Home Thinlits  #143516  Ghost, Small Bat
Ink:
 Memento Black
Card Stock:  Tip Top Taupe
Chocolate Chip
Basic Black
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Halloween Scenes Edgelits #141842  Tree, large bat
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Other:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Tip Top Taupe card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
~Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
2. Cut:
~Cut two Trees from Chocolate Chip card stock.  The bottom and sides of the “ground” don’t cut.  Cut them straight so the ground will wrap around the bottom of your box.
~Cut two large bats and two small bats from Basic Black card stock.
~Stamp two ghosts in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut them out with the coordinating Framelit.
3.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
4.  Decorate:
~Choose the front of your Box.  Glue the Tree to the center front wrapping the ground around to the left side.  Cut it off at the right side, depending on how you cut the ground on your trees.
~Hold up your second tree so it shows about half the branches sticking out from the side.  Add Glue to the half of the tree that will be glued to the Baker’s Box.  Attach making sure the Glue is all on the box and the unglued branches are sticking out the side.  Now attach and trim your ground around the bottom of the box.
~Glue on your ghosts and bats.
~Tie closed with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

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Have fun making your own Halloween Baker’s Box.  Come back Wednesday for a Fall Version perfect for Guys and Nature Lovers.

Welcome Sign

I saw a Welcome Sign at Target that inspired me to make this sign.  It is pretty quick to make.  Choose your own colors to match your decor.
"wood" Welcome SignSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hardwood  Wood #133032, Clear #133035
Ink:  Soft Suede
Card Stock:  Soft Suede
Real Red
Big Shot:  Large Letters Framelits #141712
Punch:  1/4″ Circle (retired – buy from your local store)
Ribbon:  Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon #141984  12″
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Suede card stock into one 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece and two 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ pieces.
2.  Ink up your stamp and lay Rubber side up.  Lay one 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ sheet of card stock on top of the inked stamp.  Rub the stamp with a clear stamp block to transfer the ink evenly to your card stock.
~Repeat with the other piece of card stock.
3.  Now cut each stamped card stock piece 2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Arrange them on the 4-1/4″ x 11″ card stock.  Attach them.  This is your “Wood Sign”.
4.  Cut out your Letters with your Big Shot and the Letter Dies.  Arrange the Letters on the “Wood Sign”.  Glue on.
5.  Punch a 1/4″ hole towards both top corners.  Thread your Ribbon though the holes.  (I cut 12″ of Ribbon-use more if desired.) I used Glue Dots to hold my Ribbon in place.
6.  Hang up your Wood Welcome Sign and admire it!
Wood look Welcome SignEnjoy Decorating!

Welcome Baby Lily Card

My friend’s granddaughter just gave birth to a little girl named Lily.  I hope you enjoy this fun Baby Card!
Baby Card for LilySUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Something for Baby stamps and Thinlits  Wood #
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Flirty Flamingo
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack #141657
Big Shot:  Lucky Stars embossing folder #135817
Punch:  Classic Label #
Other:  Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  Sponge Flirty Flamingo ink around the edges.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock, then cut out with coordinating die or punch:
~Sweet Sugarplum ink:  booties, Hello Baby
~Flirty Flamingo ink:  bib, flower
~Onsie: Cut from Playful Palette Sweet Sugarplum Polka Dot paper.
4.  Arrange all pieces where you want them.  Attach Hello Baby with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Glue on all the other pieces.
5.  If you want to add some interest to the envelope flap, emboss it with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.

Welcome to Baby Lilly who happens to have LOTS of dark hair!