Raspberry Ripple & Primrose Petals Card

Raspberry Ripple & Primrose Petals CardThis Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals card uses two of the retiring In Colors.  The other retiring In Colors are Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, and Midnight Muse.  Have fun using your Retiring In Colors!  If you want to stock up on them (card stock, ink refills, ribbons, Dahllias, candy dots, etc), do it NOW BEFORE the Retiring List comes out April 21st.  These usually run out quickly-some are gone the day the list comes out!

You can choose any color combination you want for this card.  You can use any embossing folder, border punch or Edgelit for the center panel.  You can use any Framelit, or the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit to substitute for the Tea Lace Doily.  Use any ribbon to make the flower.  It would be interesting to make a flower with one of the Ruffled Ribbons.

Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple
Primrose Petals
Big Shot:  Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917
Punch:  Scallop Edge Border Punch  #119882
Boho Blossoms #119858
Other:  Tea Lace Paper Doilies #129399
Raspberry Ripple  3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon  #126845
Basic Pearls #119247
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Raspberry Ripple card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Primrose Petals card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use your Scallop Edge Border Punch to punch down each 5-1/2″ side.
3.  Run your punched Primrose Petals card stock through your Big Shot using your Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  Adhere to your card front using Tombow Glue.  Using Embossing Folders video 1
4.  Use SNAIL Adhesive on the back of the solid part of your Tea Lace Paper Doily and adhere it to your layered card front.
5.  Cut three 4″ pieces of Ribbon.  Adhere the ends of each 4″ piece together with a Glue Dot.  Put a Glue Dot in the center of the Ribbon circle and press down.  Repeat with the other two pieces of Ribbon.  Lay out the Ribbon Loops by overlapping them to form a “flower”.  Adhere the pieces together in the centers with Glue Dots.  Adhere to the Tea Lace Paper Doily with a Glue Dot in the center of the flower and towards the end of each “petal” loop.
6.  Punch a large Boho Blossom flower.  I used a Melon Mambo flower left over from another project.  Adhere it to the center of your flower with a Glue Dot.  Adhere a Basic Pearl to the center of your Boho Blossom Flower.
7.  If desired, you can add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of either Primrose Petals or Whisper White card stock to the inside of your card to write or stamp your message.
8.  You can also emboss the flap of your envelope with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  Learn How with THIS Video.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Boho Blossoms White on White Wedding or Anniversary Card

Tis the season for Weddings and I need a few Wedding and Anniversary cards.  It has been a while since a made a White-on-White Card.  This will be one of my swaps for Convention.  I had a couple of friends over yesterday to help me make 50 of them.  We got most of the parts completed, though I need to get a new Boho Blossoms Punch, more Ribbon and Pearls.
Boho White on White Anniversary or Wedding Card

Stamps:  Loving Thoughts  w#128436  c#125845
Ink:  Black StayzOn
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder #116824
Adorning Accents Embossing Folder #125601
Adorning Accents Edgelits  #125595
Punches:  Corner Rounder #119871
Boho Blossoms #119858
Punch Pack  #118309
Other:  White Organiza Ribbon #114319
Basic Pearls
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Round all four corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Round all the corners with your Corner Rounder Punch.  Run through your Big Shot using the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder.  Adhere to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your next layer of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5″.   Cut the one end using your Big Shot at the desired Adorning Accents Edgelit.  Use the coordinating Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and emboss about 1″ above the cut edge.  This rounded edge will be the bottom.  Round the upper two corners with your Corner Rounder Punch.
4.  Now for the Flowers.  Punch five sets of Boho Blossoms flowers from Whisper White card stock.  Slightly bend the flower petals upwards on each flower as you use it.  This will add some dimension to your project.    Use Glue Dots to adhere a large flower to a medium flower.  Repeat two more times.  Punch two Itty Bitty flowers.  Adhere each of these to another Medium flower.  Lay flowers in desired positions with larger flowers at the ends and in the center and smaller flowers inbetween the larger flowers.
5.  Stamp sentiment in Black StayzOn ink on the flower layer using your Stamp-a-ma-jig.
6.  Cut your Ribbon about 6″ long.  Position your Ribbon about 1/2″ below the top edge of your flower layer and adhere it with either SNAIL or Glue Dots.  (Mine is about 3/4″ below.)  Pinch the flat Ribbon in the center and adhere with a Glue Dot or two.  Tie a Bow.  Attach it to the center of your flat Ribbon using several Glue Dots on the back of the knot.  You may also need to use Glue Dots to position the bow parts and the Ribbon Tails in the desired position.
7.  You can finally adhere the Flower Layer to the embossed card front with Dimensionals.
8.  Now add your Basic Pearls as desired.
9.  Give this to a pair of Newly Wed’s or to a couple celebrating their Anniversary.  I will make another and use it for both!  Change the Sentiment and use it for a Birthday or other occasion.

You can buy the supplies to make this card at My Online Store.

Happy Card-Making!

Happy Stamping!

Concord Crush Petite Purse Basket

Remember to check out the Retired Accessories List (Sticky note at the top of blog).  These items are available only while supplies last.  Order Online to make sure your choice is still available.  Last year some items sold out within hours of the Retired Accessories List coming out.  The 2010 In Colors are retiring:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride.

This is a quick little basket to make with the Petite Purse Bigz L Die that is available until April 30th, then will be in the new 2012 Stampin’ Up! catalog.

Update:  Watch a video showing how to make the Basic Basket.

Petite Purse die BasketSUPPLIES:
Big Shot:
  Petite Purse Bigz die  #125606
Card Stock:  Concord Crush (Retiring In Color)
DSP:  Sweet Shop (Occasions Mini)   #125408
Punches:  Scallop Oval #119856
Boho Blossoms  #119858
Other:  Basic Pearls  #119247
Mini Glue Dots  #104045
Sticky Strip  #103294
Standard Premium Crease Pad  #113476

Update:  Watch a video showing how to make the Basic Basket.

  You will need 4 pieces of card stock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (or to conserve paper make the 2nd measurement 6-1/2″)  You will be using the handle and the following parts of the Petite Purse:  top with little tab, back & small tab, and bottom.  Big Shot Sandwich:  (bottom to top)  clear cutting pad, cardboard that comes with die or several sheets card stock, Die, 1 layer of card stock (make sure the handle is completely covered.  You will be cutting off the “purse front” either now or later.), Crease pad.
2.  Trim your purse die.  Cut off the little tab on the top of all pieces.  Cut off all larger side pieces and the front that has the slit.  Put Sticky Strip on the small side tabs.  Remove Sticky Strip backing from 3 tabs and connect the four purse pieces together and lay them flat.
3.  Hold Basket together and determine which two pieces of the bottom you will put Sticky Strip on and which side of the card stock to put the Sticky Strip on.  Put a piece of Sticky Strip along the outside edge of the two bottom pieces you chose.  There will be a bottom piece in between the chosen ones.  Remove Sticky Strip backing from side tab and attach to make your basket.  Now fold up the two bottom pieces without the Sticky Strip.  Remove the Sticky Strip backing and attach to bottom, making sure your box is square.
4.  Now punch out your DSP using the Scallop Oval punch.  Punch the desired Boho Blossom from scraps of your card stock.  Attach Boho Blossom to Scallop Oval with Glue Dot.  Attach this piece to the flaps that now stick out.  Attach a Pearl to the center of the flowers.  Put a Mini Glue Dot on the bottom edge of each flap and attach flap to basket making sure the edge of the flap lines up with the bottom of the basket.
5.  Put a Mini Glue Dot on the ends of your handle and attach to basket.  You could also use a brad to attach the handle if desired.
6.  Admire your cute basket and fill it with some goodies.

Rock n’ Roll Leaves

How do you like my new banner and background?  I do enjoy variety!  I made them with My Digital Studio.  Quick and fun!

Here is a Thanksgiving card we made at my last class.  I love looking at Fall leaves, even though I don’t get to see very many where I live.

Autumn Splendor, Hand Penned Holidays

  Autumn Splendor
Hand Penned Holidays
Card Stock:  Whisper White-card base and card front
Soft Suede-card front layer, scrap for punching
Always Artichoke-scallop punch
Pear Pizzazz-scrap for punching
Designer Series Paper (DSP):  Spice Cake for punching
Inks:   Early Espresso
More Mustard
Old Olive
Pear Pizzazz
River Rock
Soft Suede
Punches:  1-3/4″  Scallop Circle
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
Boho Blossoms
Embellishements:  Gold Brad
Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon
Crochet Trim
Paper Piercing Tool
Mat Pack

  Stamp sentiment using Early Espresso ink in desired position on card front.
2.  Use Rock n’ Roll Technique to stamp leaves around sentiment on card front.  Rock n’ Roll Technique.  Choose 1 stamp and 2 ink colors-1 light, 1 darker.  Ink stamp with the lighter color.  Then gently roll stamp edges in the darker ink.  Stamp.
3.  Punch a 2-3/8 Scallop Circle from Always Artichoke card stock.  Lightly rub scallops on Early Espresso ink pad or sponge edges.
4.  Punch 2 1-3/4″ Scallop Circles from two patterns of Spice Cake DSP.  Cut each circle in half and rub edges on Early Espresso ink pad or sponge edges.  a.  Hold pattern 1.  Place pattern 2 over the pattern 1 piece, aligning the scallops.  Use adhesive of choice.  b.  Place 2nd pattern 1 piece over the single layer of the pattern 1 piece, align scallops. Adhere.  c.  Place last piece under one side and on top of the other side so the patterns alternate.  Adhere.

Scallop Circle Assembly

5.  Using Boho Blossoms punch, punch largest flower from Soft Suede and small flower from Pear Pizzazz.  (Note:  It will be easier if you poke a hole in the paper first, then center the hold inside the flower, then punch the flower.)  Put the brad through these flowers, then through the DSP Scallop Circle.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the DSP Scallop Circle and attach to Always Artichoke Scallop Circle.
6.  Place Dimensionals on the back of the Always Artichoke Scallop Circle, leaving the backings on.  Decide where to place it on your card front.  Tie Seam Binding Ribbon around card front:  place small piece of Crochet Trim after first part of knot, then complete knot and trim ribbon edges.  Use mini glue dots if necessary to hold the ribbons in place.
7.  Remove Dimensional backings from Scallop Circle and adhere in desired position.
8.  You now have a beautiful Fall/Thanksgiving card!