Elegant Snowflake card

This Snowflake Card is a quick and easy all-occasion card for Fall, Winter, and maybe even Christmas.  The little bit of gold adds the bling for an elegant card.  This is also the perfect card to make multiples of to send yourself OR give as a gift set.
Snowflake and Snow card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Whisper White
Thick Very Vanilla  #144237
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder  #139672
Punches:  1-1/2″ Circle #138299
1-3/4″ Circle #119850
Embellishments:  Pearls
Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon #144146
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut and Prepare
~Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Very Vanilla card front at 4″ x 5-1/4.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
~Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle from Gold Glimmer Paper.
~Stamp your Snowflake on Whisper White cardstock in Smoky Slate ink.  Punch out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.
~Cut your Ribboon at 3-3/4″ long.  Trim the ends diagonally.
2.  Assembly.
~Attach the embossed card front to the card base with Tombow Glue.
~Attach the Ribbon behind the Gold Glimmer Paper circle with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
~Layer the two punched circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals under both Circles.  Attach to your card front in the position you want.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope (optional).  Emboss the flap of your envelope with the Snowfall Embossing Folder.

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Fall Treat Box

This fun textured Fall Treat Box is quick and easy to make for those last-minute treat giving occasions.

This Video is 8 minutes and 45 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Gourd Goodness  Photopolymer #144785
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Seaside Embossing Folder #141481
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Other:  Calyspo Cora #l 1/8″ Ribbon #144173
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Stampin’ Trimmer with scoring blade or Stampin’ Score with Stylus

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score down the 8-1/2″ side at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″.  Score the 5-1/2″ side at 2″.  Cut up the 5-1/2″ side to the 2″ score line.  Cut out the 1/2″ rectangle flap.
2.  Place 3 box sections in the embossing folder.  Fold the bottom flaps under the embossing folder (so they will stay flat).  Run through your Big Shot.  Now line up the last box section in the embossing folder, folding the bottom flaps down again.  Finger crease all the score lines trying not to flatten your embossing.
3.  Flatten the embossing on the 1/2″ side flap.  Lay the outside side up and put Tear & Tape on the side flap.
4.  Choose which side will be the Front.  Turn the box over so the inside side is facing up.  Put Tear & Tape alon the fold and edge of the front flap and the side flaps.  The back flap does not need tape.
5.  Remove the tape backing from the side tab.  Lay down and attach to the opposite edge as shown in the video.  Now remove the tape backing from the bottom flaps.  Fold in the back flap, then the side flaps, then the front flap.  Put your Bone Folder inside the box and rub so the Tape sticks well to all the bottom flaps.
6.  Stamp the leaf on Whisper White.  Use Crushed Curry for the more solid stamp, and Pumpkin Pie ink for the lined stamp.  Fussy cut the leaf out.  Punch a Starburst from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Attach leaf.  Attach Punch to box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  Tie your ribbon around the box using Glue Dots at the corners and/or under the bow if necessary to hold it in place.
8.  Put in your treats or gift and bring a smile to someone today!

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Woodland Embossing Folder Card Video

Make this fun Fall Cat card using and Embossing Folder coloring technique!

This Video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings  Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790  – Video Card
Spooky Cat   Photopolymer #144749 (for Cat card)
Ink:  Crumb Cake – both cards
Early Espresso – Video card
Memento Black – Cat card
Tangerine Tango – Cat card
Whisper White -Cat card
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangering Tango
Basic Black – Cat card
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Cat Punch #144666  Cat card
Embellishments:  Enamel Shapes – Cat card
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

REMINDERS:
1.  Lightly rub your ink pad on the inside of the embossing folder on the side where you can see the word “Sizzix: through it.  Make sure you cover all the areas your 4″ x 5-1/4” Whisper White card stock will be.  It does not have to be perfect through.
2.  Stamp the cat face first, then punch out the cat.  Watch the video for this.  Glue the cat onto the card front.
3.  Cardstock measurements:
~Tangerine Tango card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front:  4″ x 5-1/4″
4.  Stamp your greeting on Whisper White cardstock then cut out with your Stitched Shapes Oval.  Add embellishments if desired.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~If you are using the Happy Halloween sentiments, stamp the main part with Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock first, then stamp the Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango last.

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Tranquil Tulip and Doily Card

Use the Tranquil Tulip and Doily Card with your choice of sentiments from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for an any occasion card.  This is a pretty quick card to make so you can make it and give it with just a few minutes notice to someone who needs to know you are thinking of them.
Tranquil Tulip and Doily Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Tranquil Tulips Photopolomer #143767  (Exclusive Host Rewards set FREE with $150+ order OR have a party and have your friends help you earn this Exclusive Host Stamp Set! Contact me for more info.)
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Lemon Lime Twist
Fresh Fig
Big Shot:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Oops!  I guess this retired! Use the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder #143708 instead.  Place directly on your platform with a cutting pad on top, then run through your Big Shot.  You may have to use the Embossing Folder option on your platform to get it through.)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones #144220
Delicate White Doilies #141701
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Fresh Fig card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Fresh Fig card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your Whisper White at 2″ x 4-1/2″.
~Stamp the leaves and stem in Lemon Lime Twist ink.
~Stamp the Tulip two-step stamps in Fresh Fig ink.  Practice on a scrap paper if you have not done a two-step stamp before.  This will give you confidence to do it on the actual project and get everything lined up properly.
~Stamp the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in Fresh Fig ink.
~Attach to a piece of 2-14″ x 4-3/4″ Lemon Lime Twist  card stock.
4.   Lay out the Tulips and the Doily in the position you want them.  Attach the Doily to the back of the Tulips with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  Then attach them both to the card front with Tombow Glue.  Only put the Tombow on the back of the card stock.
5.  Add three Rhinestones to the top left corner of your embossed Fresh Fig card front, AND to the lower right corner of your stamped Tulip panel.
6.  Optional:  Emboss the flap of your envelope with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

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Layered Creative Pen Card

This Crafting Forever card has more pieces than the other two this week.  See what the addition of some layers makes!
Crafting Paint Brushes in a Cup card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crafting Forever   Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Inks:  Memento Black
Bermuda Bay
Markers for the Cup:  Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Emerald Envy
Markers for the Brush Handles:  Berry Burst
Powder Pink
Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist
Tranquil Tide
Markers for the Brush Tips:  Basic Gray (Craft Knife tip)
Soft Suede
Smoky Slate
Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Seaside Embossing Folder #141481
Other:  Glitter Enamel Dots #144200
Blender Pen #102845
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Emerald Envy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your middle Bermuda Bay layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run your Bermuda Bay Marker along the edges.  Attach to card base.
~Cut your Pool Party card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Seaside embossing folder.  Glue to your layered card base.
2.  Stamp your Brushes stamp on Whisper White card stock with Memento Black ink. 3.  Color:
~Cup.  Color the whole thing with your Pool Party Marker.  Color around the edges with the Emerald Envy Marker.  Color next to the Emerald Envy Marker with your Bermuda Bay Marker and under the cup line towards the top of the cup.  Use your Blender Pen to remove the marker lines and blend the colors a little.
~Brush Handles.  Rotate the NEW In Color Markers
~Brush Tips:  Color the Craft Knife blade with Smoky Slate.  Rotate the other markers for the brush tips.
4.  Stamp Do Something Creative Every Day in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.
5.  Cut out the Brushes in a Cup with the largest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.  Cut out the Creative words with a Square Stitiched Shapes Framelit.  Run your Bermuda Bay Marker along the outside edges of each die cut.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs.  Lay in the desired positions.  Attach.
6.  Add a Glitter Enamel Dot to each corner of the Square.  I used one of each size.

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Enjoy using the Crafting Forever stamp set to make a variety of cards.

Hey Chick Sale-a-bration Card

The Hey Chick stamp set is very popular and only available until Friday, March 31st!  Make several of these in a variety of colors.
Hey Chick CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hey Chick  Wood #143328, Clear #143331 (2017 Sale-a-bration available until March 31, 2017)
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Markers:  Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Real Red
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Delightful Dijon
Soft Suede
Crushed Curry
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder #143231
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Soft Suede card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~Delightful Dijon card front at 4” x 5-1/4”.
2.  Run your Delightful Dijon card stock through the Big Shot with the Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder using the following sandwich:
~Big Shot Platform (Remove the Thin Die Adapter) OR Multipurpose Platform (both tabs open)
~Embossing folder with card stock inside
~Top Cutting Plate
~Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp one chick each on Crushed Curry card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, and Whisper White card stock. Cut out with the coordinating Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Stamp the sentiment of your choice in StayzOn Black on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with scissors.  Attach three half Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
4.  Lay all four pieces on your card front so you are happy with their placement. Remove one piece at a time, remove Stampin’ Dimensionals backs, and attach.  Repeat with the other pieces.

Have fun using the Hey Chick stamp set for a variety of cards.  Get it FREE with a $50 purchase only until March 31, 2017!

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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.

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.

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.

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!

Santa’s Sleigh Card

The Santa’s Sleigh Bundle is really fun to use!  I also used the NEW Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder and the NEW Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder to add some sparkle.
Santa's Sleigh will Christmas Tree and Reindeer CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Santa’s Sleigh photopolymer stamp set + Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits #143499
Ink:  VersaMark
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White (card base)
Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Real Red
Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Softly Falling embossing folder #139672
Trim:  Baker’s Twine Trio #141999  (Gold Baker’s Twine)
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Other:  Heat Tool
at least two sheets of printer paper (can be scratch paper as you will throw it away)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your Sleigh with VersaMark ink on Real Red card stock.  Lay your card stock on the printer paper and cover well with the Real Red Glitter embossing powder.  Remove excess from your card stock and melt with your heat tool.  Put excess embossing powder back into jar.  Fold and throw away your printer paper to prevent glitter from going everywhere.  Repeat this process for your Tree using Emerald Envy card stock, VersaMark ink, and Emerald Envy Glitter embossing powder.
NOTE:  When using Glitter Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool:  make sure it all gets melted by holding under a good light and angling your card stock so you can see when the embossing powder flattens out.  It will also change color slightly.  After it cools a bit rub your finger over it to make sure it is all smooth and melted.  If there is any part that feels powdery still, melt that part with your Heat Tool.
2.  Stamp your Reindeer on Crumb Cake card stock with Early Espresso ink.
3.  Cut your Sleigh, Tree, and Reindeer out with the coordinating dies and your Big Shot.  The Sleigh and Reindeer need to be lined up exactly.  Use a Post-it Note to hold them in place if necessary.
4.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder making sure to get the heavier snow in the position you want.  Glue to your 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Thick Whisper White card base which you have SCORED and folded at 4-1/4″.
5.  Lay out your sleigh, reindeer, and tree in the positions you want them.
~Glue the Tree on first.
~Tie a bow as shown on the Sleigh leaving the Twine on the left about 2-1/2″ long so you can attach it behind the Reindeer.
~Then glue the sleigh in place covering up the tree properly.
~Tie a bow around the Reindeer’s neck.  I put a bit of SNAIL on the back of his neck to keep it in place.  Put Glue on the back of your Reindeer and position on your card front making sure to attach the Baker’s Twine so he can pull the Sleigh.

Happy Winter and Merry Christmas!

Fall Pumpkin and Hay Card

Fall always reminds me of Pumpkins and bales of hay.  So I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to make a Pumpkin and a couple bales of hay.  Hope you enjoy it!
Pumpkin and Hay Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Banners for You photopolymer stamps + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Stamps: My Hero  Wood #141954, Clear #141957
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Early Espresso
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Crushed Curry
Big Shot:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Woodgrain embossing folder #127821
Trim:  Thick Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine #138411
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Crumb Cake card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run it through your Big Shot wiht the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp your Banner and Welcome with Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit.
4.  Cut the smallest swirl from Pumpkin Pie card stock and one of the long scribbles from Crushed Curry card stock.
5.  Stamp the Pumpkin from My Hero on Crushed Curry card stock with Tangerine Tango ink.  Cut out the eyes, nose and mouth.  Glue to pumpkin.
6.
 Lay about half the Crushed Curry Scribbles on your card front to help you position your Pumpkin.  Glue your Pumpkin in place.
7.  Tie Baker’s Twine around part of the scribble.  It is kind of tricky to tie it without scrunching the scribbles together.  Tie either a bow or a knot.  Put glue on the back of the “half” Crushed Curry scribbles, centering the Baker’s Twine.  Glue to card.
8.  Attach your Welcome with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Fall!

Happy Autumn Sweater Card

This Happy Autumn Card uses the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder from the NEW Holiday Catalog which you can order from now!  It is a pretty quick and easy card to make once you know the secret of using the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.  So change the color and words to make you happy and have fun making this card.
Happy Autumn Cable Knit CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Project Life Date It  photopolymer #141563
Crazy About You  photopolymer #137137, Wood #138856, Clear #138859
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder #143537
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Accents:  Halloween Night Enamel Dots #142025
Stamping Sponge wedge #141337
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cajun Craze card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put inside your Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder lined up how you want.  Place directly on your Big Shot Platform (or Multipurpose Platform with both tabs open-DO NOT use a bottom cutting pad!!!!).  Now place a cutting pad on top of your embossing folder.  If you try to use this with two cutting pads you will break your Big Shot!!!  Feel the great texture this embossing folder makes…….
3.  Sponge the edges and the raised areas of your embossed card front with Cajun Craze ink.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue making sure to get a bit of glue on each raised piece on the back edges and some in the middle on the raised edges.
4.  Stamp Happy Autumn or the words of your choice in Cajun Craze ink.  Cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelit that best fits it.  Sponge around the edges.  Add a couple of Pumpkin Pie Enamel Dots.

Enjoy playing with this NEW Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder!

Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

I have been wanting to make a Four Seasons card with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  I got this Thoughtful Branches Bundle idea from Daniela Astor.  As usual I tweaked it and made it my own.  It took me about 1 hour to make this card, but it can be displayed all year long.  Yes, it fits in a medium Stampin’ Up! envelope so you can mail it!
Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

This Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only available until August 31, 2016 so get yours now!  If you buy it from me I will email you a FREE document with lots of ideas I have gleaned from the web.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits  #144328
Stamps:  Date It Photopolymer #141563
Ink:  Memento Black
Garden Green
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Soft Sky
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Always Artichoke
Delightful Dijon
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits from Bundle
Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Marina Mist card base:  4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 2-1/2″ and 5-1/2″.
~Soft Sky:  2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring, 2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.
~Soft Suede and Early Espresso card stock:  Cut two full trees each
~Tree Leaves:  Cut one each: Emerald Envy, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze.
~Small individual Leaves:  Cut one each in Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon
~Stamp and Cut.  Stamp Tree Leaves on Whisper White Twice – once in Garden Green ink and once in Daffodil Delight ink.  Cut out with the Tree Leave Framlit.
~Cut 7 apples from Real Red card stock.
2.  Stamp your Season names on the Soft Sky card stock about 1/4″ from the bottom (or top).  It is easy to center your stamping with the Photopolymer stamps.
-2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring,
~2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer,
~4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.  Lay out your Autumn Tree with the 3 Tree Leaves and stamp Autumn in the center under the tree.  Stamp Winter centered in the small space left.  Put your Winter side in the Softly Falling embossing Folder with the Autumn side sticking out and run through your Big Shot.  It does not matter if part of the snow is on the Autumn part of the card stock.
3.  Attach your Soft Sky pieces to your card base in the coordinating sections.
4.  Spring.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Spring section not adding glue to about 1/2″ on each side of the branches so you do not glue the card open.  😉  Attach the Garden Green stamped and cut Tree Leaves.  Cut 5 “flowers” from the Daffodil Delight Stamped and cut Tree leaves.  Glue The Tree Leaves on not adding glue to the 1/2″ on each side.
5.  Summer.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Summer section centering the trunk and not gluing about 1/4″ on each side of the branches.  Attach the Emerald Envy Tree Leaves making sure the right side is just to the left of the fold line.  Bend the card between Spring and Summer and trim off the right side of the Summer branches and Emerald Envy Tree Leaves so the fold line shows.  Now lay the card flat with the Spring Tree Leaves overlapping the Summer Tree Leaves.  Trim more if necessary to have your card lay flat.
6.  Autumn.  Glue your Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, and Cajun Craze Tree Leaves together as shown.  Glue to Early Espresso Tree.  Now Glue so the Left side of the Tree Leaves almost touch the fold on the left by Summer.  Add extra single leaves beside Autumn if desired.
7.  Winter.  Trim your last Early Espresso Tree to fit in the space left beside Autumn.  Glue on.

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Enjoy making your own Thoughtful Branches Bundle Four Seasons Card!

Happy Anniversary in Gold & Silver

This week is my parent’s anniversary so here is the Timeless Love card I made for them.
Gold  Silver Anniversary CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Timeless Love   Wood #138772, Clear #139408
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White to stamp on
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Big Shot:  Happy Hearts embossing folder #137364
Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Embellishments:  Metallic Doilies  #138392
Gold Sequin Trim #132983
Brights Enamel Shapes #141680
Rhinestones Basics
Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Tools:  Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
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 Gold Foil at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Rub your Whisper White card stock with your Embossing Buddy.  Stamp your “Happy Anniversary” in VersaMark ink on the Whisper White card stock.  Add Gold Embossing Powder to the VersaMark stamped sentiment.  Pour off excess Embossing Powder.  Melt the embossing powder sentiment with your Heat Tool.  Let the embossed sentiment cool for a few seconds.  Cut out with the Layering Oval of your choice.
4.  Attach sentiment to Silver Metallic Doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add some Gold Sequin Trim to the bottom of your Oval with 3 Glue Dots.  Add two Real Red Enamel Shapes Hearts beside the Happy.  Attach the layered sentiment and Doily to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy making an Anniversary Card for someone special.

Foxy Raccoon in the Forest Card

I saw a similar card made with the Foxy Friends Bundle on Patty Bennett’s blog and decided to make one for my class.  It is a fun card to make with lots of different elements.  Enjoy making one for yourself or an animal lover friend.
Foxy Friends-RaccoonSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends  Photopolymer stamps + Fox Builder Punch #142326
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Tip Top Taupe
Soft Suede
Cucumber Crush
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Dapper Denim
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Perfect Pines Framelits #139665 (Optional to cut out pine trees.  I hand cut mine.)
Other:  Paper Snips for fussy cutting
Tombow Glue or other adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Dapper Denim card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  Make sure your trees are going the correct way before you emboss.  Add all the other pieces before attaching.
3.  Cut your Emerald Envy card stock at 2-1/4″ x 4″  and 3-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut your Flowered paper at 2-3/4″ x 4″.  Line up your Emerald Envy card stock pieces with the Flowered piece in between.  Cut a wavy line on the end where all 3 pieces are stacked together.  Arrange them so you like them.  I ended up flipping over my Emerald Envy pieces to get the “rolling hills” effect.  Attach the tallest Emerald Envy piece to your card front, lining it up with the bottom and both sides, with Tombow Glue.  Layer the Flowered piece next, then the short Emerald Envy.  Trim off any excess at the bottom.
4.  Now for the Stamping:
~Raccoon Body:  Smoky Slate
~Raccoon eye mask, ear tips, and tail stripes:  Tip Top Taupe
~Tree Stump:  Soft Suede
~Trees:  Cucumber Crush
Now cut out all the stamped pieces.
5.  Lay out the cut out pieces and attach with your favorite adhesives.  I just used Tombow Glue.
6.  Attach your finished card front to your card base with Tombow Glue.

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Have fun making different animals with the Foxy Friends Bundle!

Fun Fish Card

This easy Seaside Shore Fish Card is quick to make and perfect for Summer.
Seaside Shore Fish CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Seaside Shore   Wood #141622, Clear #141625
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Real Red
Dapper Denim
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Island Indigo
Big Shot:  Seaside embossing folder #141481
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Island Indigo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more details on making a card base.
2.  Cut your Pool Party card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp your plant several time in Wild Wasabi ink.  Stamp your fish in Rich Razzleberry ink (center fish), Dapper Denim (fish on left), and Real Red (fish on right).
3.  Now run your stamped card front through your Big Shot with the Seaside embossing folder.  Attach it to your card base with Tombow Glue.
4.  Variations:
~Simplify: You can just stamp the fish on and attach to your card base without using the embossing folder.
~Upgrade/Step Up:  You can stamp the fish on Whisper White card stock, cut them out, and glue them on to the embossed card front.

Seaside Shore wood mount stamp set   Seaside Shore clear mount stamp set

Have fun making this Seaside Shore Fish Card!

Thanks Kindly Heart Card

This is a quick and easy Thank You card using 1 stamp, 1 Heart Framelit from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, and 1 Embossing Folder (with your Big Shot).  It also uses my new favorite monochromatic color combination of Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, and Cherry Cobbler.
Thanks Kindly Heart CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  One Big Meaning   Wood #138788, Clear #139420
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Flirty Flamingo
Big Shot:  Sweet & Sassy Framelits  #141707 (Layering Hearts)
Seaside Embossing Folder  #141481
Accent:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine  #123125
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  (If you want a border around it then cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.)  Place the large Heart Framelit of your choice in the center and cut it out with your Big Shot.  Now place in your Embossing Folder with the waves going the direction you want and run through your Big Shot.  Use Tombow Glue to attach it to your card base.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.  You can use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help you get it exactly where you want it inside the heart.
4.  Tie a bow with Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.  Put a Glue Dot behind the knot and attach it to your card.

Enjoy making this quick and easy Thank You card using your favorite color combination.