I use my Stamp-a-ma-jig quite a bit to perfectly position my sentiments and Two-Step stamps. It can seem tricky to use, but after trying it out a couple of times you will get results like a Pro! Have fun using your Stamp-a-ma-jig to help you make this card.
On a personal note: I seem to have too many irons in too many fires lately. I may not be able to continue to do a video every week. I will still try to do a couple of videos a week. I know I am a visual learner and it is easier for me when I see something done. I have been working at the Family History Center more (almost every week)-which is fun too and I have a more demanding calling in my Church. As a result it has been harder to keep up with my home and family. I will still continue to post projects at least 3 days a week and the My Digital Studio downloads on Tuesday.
1. Stamp images using your Stamp-a-ma-jig as shown in the video making sure to leave enough room around the edges for the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.
2. Use your Big Shot and the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder to make a frame around your stamped images
3. Get your card base ready: Wisteria Wonder card stock cut at 5-12″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Put SNAIL around the edges of your card front. Adhere your stamped and embossed card layer.
4. Admire your perfectly stamped card!
I am ready for Spring so I made a Spring Flower card using the Floral Frames Framelits, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-bration, and a wonderful Designer Builder Brad from the Spring 2013 Catalog. I LOVE the Sycamore Street Paper because it uses a variety of colors and patterns to fit any mood I happen to be in. Earn yours today with a $50 purchase of anything from My Online Store!! Digital Downloads count too!!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut Island Indigo card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Run through Big Shot using the Framed Tulips embossing folder. Trim edges with scissors. Adhere to card front. 3. Cut Flower pieces using the desired three Floral Frames Framelits. Cut the large and smallest out of Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper. Cut the middle one from Pool Party card stock. Use the Lace Brocade embossing folder and your Big Shot to add texture to this center flower. Adhere the three flowers together with Dimensionals. 4. Use your Paper Piercing Tool and Mat and pierce a hole through the center of all the flower layers. Punch either a Itty Bitty Flower or Circle from Island Indigo card stock. Adhere to the center of the Designer Builder Brad with a Glue Dot. Place the Clear Circle Epoxy Bubble on top of the punched Itty Bitty shape. Insert your completed Designer Brad through the hole you pierced. 5. Lay the Flower in the desired position on your card front. Decide where you want your sentiment. Move the flower. Stamp your sentiment in Versamark Ink in the desired position. Dump your Pool Party embossing powder over the sentiment. Remove the excess and put it back in your jar. Melt the embossing powder sentiment with your Heat Tool on High. 6. Adhere your Flower to your card front with Dimensionals. 7. Enjoy this Flower any time of year!!!
You can purchase most of the items to make this Flower Card from My Online Store. The Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper is FREE with a $50 purchase from January 22 to March 22, 2013.
Here are a few things I tell my customers (and myself).
Stamp first then punch. When you stamp first you can hold your punch upside down and center the image. Punch when it is in the position you want it.
Cut first then emboss. Example: If you want to use the Large Scallop Edgelit and the coordinating Delicate Details embossing folders. Cut the Edgelit first, then emboss with the Delicate Details folders. If you emboss first then cut your Edgelit with the Big Shot you will flatten out the embossing.
Use your new Paper Piercing Tool ONLY to Pierce your Paper. Use your OLD Piercing Tools to remove Sticky Strip backing, place Rhinestones and Pearls, clean out your Sizzlits and Bigz Dies, etc. If you use one JUST for PAPER PIERCING the tip will stay sharp and pointed longer!
Put the Framelit back in its envelope after using it. I have misplaced more Framelits by NOT following this rule. I even bought a second set of Edgelits because I didn’t put it back in its envelope after using it. I later found the one I misplace hidden in my paper scrap box. I did decide it is nice to have two of each Edgelit so I can do both sides at once.
Don’t force things through the Big Shot. Check which tabs you should be using on your Multipurpose Platform. I flattened out part of a Letterpress Plate once during a class because I had too many tabs closed and I forced it through a little ways. It wouldn’t go any further so we had to back it out. I will admit that some things do make you use your muscles and they go through just fine. Just be careful. Use one less tab if you need to.
Carefully check if your card stock cut properly when using a Crease Pad with a Bigz Die that has Score Lines. If you carefully check to make sure it cut properly (Hold down the cut out part and gently pull up the outside part.) you can add a shim under that part and recut the same piece of card stock and get good results.
Clean your stamps properly before putting them away. I have used stamps that were put away but hadn’t been cleaned properly and they stamped in the weirdest color that looked horrible on my project so I had to be creative so I wouldn’t have to remake the whole thing.
Straighten up your work area after each project! During my Stamp Classes I am moving Paper Trimmers, Simply Scored, Punches, and things they aren’t using to help them keep their work area big enough to do their project easily. Who wants to volunteer to do this for me? I end up working in a 6″ square space sometimes. I need to make me a little sign to remind me.
Would you like to lay around and watch the clouds go by for a while? You can do that when you use the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder and add some Dazzling Details for sparkle. Add a sentiment from the Ciao Baby! stamp set and you have a fun, quick card. I chose a yellow monochromatic color scheme because it has been a long time since I have used yellows. I really needed a change from the reds of Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Choose any two colors that you are in the mood for or you think the person you are giving the card too will like.
SUPPLIES: * = from the Spring 2013 Catalog ** = Sale-a-bration 2013 (1 item FREE with each $50 purchased) Available January 22-March 22, 2013
Stamps: *Ciao, Baby! w#129645 c#129648 Ink: Chocolate Chip Card Stock: Summer Starfruit card base
Daffodil Delight card front 3-3/4″ x 5″ Big Shot: *Cloudy Day Embossing Folder #127022 Punches: Curly Label #119851
**Petite Curly Label #129405 Other:Dazzling Details #124117
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Score and fold Summer Starfruit card base at 4-1/4″. 2. Use Daffodil Delight Card front with the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder and your Big Shot. Adhere to front of card base. 3. Punch a Curly Label out of Summer Starfruit card stock. Put Dimensionals on the back. 4. Stamp desired sentiment from Cio, Baby! stamp set with Chocolate Chip ink on Daffodil Delight card stock. Punch out using the Petite Curly Label Punch. Put Dimensionals on the back. Adhere to Summer Starfruit Curly Label. Then adhere your Curly Labels to the desired position on your card front. 5. Spread a thin layer of Dazzling Details on random Clouds and on the corners and points of your Summer Starfruit Curly Label as desired. 6. Admire your sparkly card and set it aside to dry.
Do you want to know how to get great results with your Big Shot and with all the accessories you can use with it? This 2 Part Video will show you how to get great results with Framelits, Edgelits, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Sizzlits, Large Sizzlits, Originals and Bigz Dies. I will also give you a few hints on how to store all your Big Shot Accessories.
Big Shot Basics Part 1: Framelits, Edgelits, Embossing Folders, Embosslits, Sizzlits.
(14 minutes 46 seconds)
Big Shot Basics Part 2: Large Sizzlits, Bigz & Originals Dies, Storage.
I was so excited to see the Sweet Threads Simply Sent Kit in the Spring Catalog. I enjoy doing Cross-Stitch, but haven’t done it in a few years. Now I can combine my enjoyment of Cross-Stitch with my love of card making! The Sweet Threads Simply Sent Kit comes with almost everything I used to make these cards. I read the instructions inside the paper with the picture on AFTER I had finished the Cross-Stitch and they told me to STAMP FIRST, then Cross-Stitch if I want to stamp on the card stock that I do the Cross-Stitch on. The Cross-Stitch did take a little while to do (like it always has for me). There are basic instructions in the paper with the picture on so you will be able to Cross Stitch even if you haven’t done so before. Surprise your family and friends with this interesting mixed media card!
SUPPLIES: * = from Spring 2013 Catalog
Kit:*Sweet Threads Simply Sent #126924 OR *Sweet Threads Bundle w#131105 Card Stock: Primrose Petals
Lucky Limeade Ink: Lucky Limeade
Always Artichoke Marker Big Shot: *Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders #129383 (Green)
Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die #120903 (Pink) Punches: Scallop Trim Corner #118870 (Green)
Modern Label #119849 (Green)
Scallop Edge Border #119882 (Pink) Other: SNAIL
*Melon Mambo 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon #129293
Dimensionals (some are included in the kit, but you might need more)
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Read the Instructions that come with the Kit! (Like I should have done!!) Choose the card color you want to use from the Kit. 2. If you want to stamp a sentiment directly on the Scalloped Cross Stitch card stock, do it now. 3. Do the Cross-Stitch pattern you want to use on your card following the basic instructions that come with the Kit. Here is what the back of mine look like. 4. Sponge the edges of the Cross-Stitch card stock, if desired. I think I will use Primrose Petals Ink to sponge the piece for the Green card next time. Pink Card. 5a. Wrap the 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon around the Cross-Stitch card stock and tie a bow. Place Glue dots underneath the ribbon if desired to hold it in place. 5b. Cut the largest of the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz from Primrose Petals card stock using your Big Shot. Sponge around the edges with Primrose Petals ink. Put Dimensionals on the back. Put Dimensionals on the back of your Cross-Stitch. Layer it on the Scallop Square as shown. 5c. Punch a Scallop Border Edge on both sides of a 1-1/2 to 2″ tall by 4-1/4″ wide Primrose Petals card stock piece. Stamp your sentiment in desired position using a Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired. Sponge the edges with Primrose Petals ink. 5d. Lay items in desired positions, then adhere them to card front. You have now finished your Pink Card! Green Card.
6a. Cut your Lucky Limeade card stock at 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. Punch the corners using the Scallop Trim Corner punch. Sponge all the edges with Lucky Limeade or Old Olive ink. Place Dimensionals on the back of both the Lucky Limeade and the Cross-Stitch card stock pieces. Adhere together. 6b. Stamp desired sentiment on Lucky Limeade card stock in Always Artichoke ink. Punch out with Modern Label punch. Sponge edges with same ink used earlier Adhere to Cross-Stitch piece with Dimensionals. 6c. Choose the desired Needlepoint Border embossing folder. Line up the edge with the top edge of your card front. Fold the card back behind the embossing folder. Run through your Big Shot. Keeping the same side facing up, line up your embossing folder with the bottom edge of your card and emboss as before. Run the brush tip of your Always Artichoke Marker along the raised parts of your embossed card front trying to only get the parts raised by your embossing folder. Run your fingers along the embossed edges just for fun. 6d. Now center and adhere your Cross-Stitch layers to your card front. You have now finished your Green Card!
You can purchase the Sweet Threads Simply Sent Kit and Bundle in My Online Store.
This Valentine’s Day card is made with one of the stamps that is available only through January 21. The Happy Valentine Heart single stamp is available as part of the Valentine Treat Bundle #132771. It comes with a package of fifty 1″ x 8″ cellophane bags–just perfect for giving little Valentine Treats. I decided to use the Heart stamp to make a quick Valentine card. We will be making this card at my Stamp Class on Friday.
SUPPLIES: Stamps:Happy Valentine Heart (part of Bundle) c#132771 Ink: Real Red Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White Big Shot: Elegant Lines Folder #119277 Fashionable Hearts Embosslit Die #125596 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die #117332 Punch: Full Heart Punch #119883
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base 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″. Line up in desired position inside your Elegant Lines embossing folder. Run through your Big Shot. Place SNAIL about 1/4″ from the edges on your Cherry Cobbler card front and adhere your Elegant Lines card stock to the card front. 3. The paper size to fit inside an Embosslit is about 2″ x 2-1/2″ if you want to cut down the card stock to size. Or you can just place your Embosslit with the larger piece of card stock in between it’s flaps. Make sure all the designs you want cut out are covered before you close your Embosslit. If you noticed, one side of the Embosslit states “This side Down” or something like that. Place that side against the bottom cutting pad with the Hinge parallel to the long side of the cutting pad and on the side away from the Big Shot Handle. This will help prevent your Hinge from cracking. Place the top cutting plate on top of your Embosslit and Run it through your Big Shot with either one or two tabs open. Use this process (which takes longer to read about than to actually do!) with both the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit and the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit. I just keep the Embosslits closed until I am ready to use the Hearts. I am really good at losing the smaller ones! 4. Lay the Hearts in the desired positions on your card front. Place Dimensionals on the back of each Heart and adhere it to your card front. 5. Admire your Heart-ful Valentine!
You can get all the supplies to make this Valentine Card at My Online Store.
Both my Son and Son-in-Law have Birthdays shortly after Christmas. Since I can’t seem to make the same card twice, here are two versions of Birthday Cards for these men in my life. Of course I had to use some Spring 2013 Catalog items! Since these cards were mailed a while ago and because I didn’t take notes I don’t remember the exact colors I used. So use what ever color is your man’s favorite when you make this card for him. Every Monday in January I will be posting projects using Spring 2013 Catalog products. Enjoy!
*Spring 2013 Catalog available until May 31, 2013 Stamps: *Beyond Plaid w#129201 c#129204
*Make a Wish w#129219 c#129222
Perfectly Penned w#122890 c#122892 (Green card)
Bring on the Cake w#121899 c#121958 (Blue card) Ink: Chocolate Chip -cake
Marina Mist (Blue card)
Real Red (Blue card)
Midnight Muse ink pad & Marker (Green card sentiment)
Lucky Limeade-I think (Green card) Card Stock: Whisper White
Marina Mist (Blue card)
Lucky Limeade-I think (Green card) Big Shot: *Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159 (Green card Banner)
Chevron Folder #127749 (Green card) Punch: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle-I think (Blue Card Banner) Other: Naturals Designer Buttons #127554
Linen Thread #104199
Paper Snips and/or Scissors
Instructions will be for Both Cards unless specified. 1. Card base. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card stock in the desired color. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. If desired, use the Chevron Embossing Folder on your card front. Line up your card stock in the folder. Fold the back of the card underneath the embossing folder. Run through your Big Shot with all the tabs open. Crease the top fold again with your fingers trying not to flatten out the embossing. 3. Choose the Plaid Design you want. Stamp it three times in the desired ink color on Whisper White card stock. Stamp the Cake in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut the Cake out with your Paper Snips. Cut the Plaid images out with Scissors or your Paper Trimmer. 4. Lay out the Plaid images in the desired positions. Adhere the upper two images with SNAIL or Tombow Glue. Adhere the lower Plaid image with Dimensionals. Add the Cake to the lower Plaid image with Dimensionals. (Notice I didn’t add any Dazzling Details to Bling up the cakes for the guys! I hope they appreciated how hard that was for me.) 5a. Green Banner. Stamp the sentiment in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock. Trim so it is 1″ Tall. Slip one end through the Hearts a Flutter Banner Framelit. Cover only the part that will be cut out with the top cutting pad when you run it through your Big Shot. If you cover the whole card stock piece there will be heavy crease lines in your sentiment. Repeat with the other end, covering only the part that is being cut with the top cutting pad. Use the Brush Tip of the Midnight Muse Marker to put a colored edge to your Banner. Adhere in desired position with Dimensionals. 5b. Blue Banner. Stamp sentiment in Real Red Ink on Whisper White card stock. Trim about 1″ Tall. Stick one end of your Banner in through the center open part of your Scallop Circle punch. Position as desired and punch the end. Repeat with the other side. Drag the edges of your Banner against your Real Red ink pad. Adhere in desired position with Dimensionals. 6. Buttons. Choose the desired Buttons. Thread them with Linen Thread. We do want it nice and rustic for our guys. Place a Glue Dot on the back to hold the thread onto the button. Place 2-3 more Glue Dots on the back of each button and adhere them in the desired position on your card. 7. There. You now have two versions of Birthday Cards for the men in your life. Enjoy!
You can purchase all the Supplies for these Manly Birthday cards from My Online Store.
I made this card for my Mother’s Birthday which is mid-December. I wanted to use some of the new things I had just received that are in the NEW Spring 2013 Catalog. This was a fun card to make and came together pretty quickly.
SUPPLIES: * = Spring 2013 Catalog available January 3-May 31, 2013
Stamps: *Amazing Family w#129189 c#129192
*Oh Hello w#130730 c#130733 (Bundle with Oval Framelits w#131102 c#131101) Ink: VersaMark
Melon Mambo Card Stock: Regal Rose
White Vellum Embossing Powder: White Black
Melon Mambo Big Shot: *Oval Framelits #129381 (also in Oh Hello Bundle-see above)
*Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders #129383
*Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159
Other: Basic Pearls
*Delicate Details Lace Tape #130966
*Paper Doilies #129399
Paper Trimmer or scissors
1. Cut your Melon Mambo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Take the Needlepoint Border embossing folder of your choice and place it in the desired position along the bottom of your card front. Fold the card back beneath the embossing folder and run through your Big Shot. Sponge the raised designs with Melon Mambo ink and your sponge.
3. Now let’s do our heat embossing. Stamp “You’re Such An Amazing” on Melon Mambo card stock with VersaMark ink and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder. Melt with Heat Tool on High. Now stamp the Chevron Oval from Oh Hello in Versamark ink on Whisper White card stock and sprinkle with Melon Mambo embossing powder. Melt with Heat Tool on High. Finally stamp “Mother” on the White Vellum card stock in VersaMark ink and sprinkle with Black embossing powder. Melt with Heat Tool on Low so you don’t warp the Vellum. This will take longer to melt.
4. Trim around “You’re Such An Amazing” so you form a nice rectangle.
5. Measure the width of the Banner Framelit in the Hearts a Flutter Framelits. Trim around “Mother” so the strip is wide enough to fit in the Banner Framelit. Now take it to your Big Shot and place on the Multipurpose Platform with both Tabs closed and a cutting pad on top. Put the end of the “Mother” banner you are cutting under the Banner Framelit with the other end resting on top of your Banner Framelit. Cover only the end of the Banner Framelit you are cutting with the top cutting pad. Leave the part you are not cutting uncovered to prevent a fold line on your banner. Repeat with the other side.
6. Cut the embossed Oval Chevron with the desired Oval Framelit. Use the next larger Oval Framelit to cut a Melon Mambo Oval. Adhere the two Ovals together with Dimensionals. Put Glue Dots under the “M” and the “R” in Mother and adhere to the embossed Chevron Oval. Adhere all these to the Paper Doily in the desired position.
7. Lay out pieces in desired positions. Adhere the Paper Doily layers with SNAIL. Adhere You’re Amazing with Dimensionals.
8. Add a circle from the Delicate Details Lace Tape in the desired position. Add Pearls as shown or as desired.
9. Admire your lacy feminine card.
You can purchase the items to make this Amazing Card from My Online Store. Spring Catalog items will be available around noon Mountain Time on January 3, 2013.
I had a request for Gift Cards from my daughter and her husband to use for Date Nights since no family is close enough to babysit. So this is what my son-in-law is getting for Christmas. I made a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Gift Card Holder using some paper from the Spring Catalog. Enjoy your Sneak Peek!
* = in Spring 2013 Catalog
Papers: Raspberry Ripple card stock
Primrose Petals card stock
Pool Party card stock
Regal Rose card stock
More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (Spring 2013 Catalog) #129309* Big Shot: Hearts a Flutter Framelits (Spring 2013 Catalog) #130159*
Houndstooth Folder #123134
Petals-a-Plenty Folder #116824
Timeless Type Jr Alphabet Sizzlits (retired) Ink: Melon Mambo Other: Paper Trimmer #126889
Stamping Sponges #101610
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Score and fold an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Raspberry Ripple card stock at 5-1/2″. This is your card base.
2. Cut your Primrose Petals card stock 5″ x 8″. Adhere on your Raspberry Ripple card front.
3. Cut your Pool Party card stock 4-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. Adhere on top of the Primrose Petals card stock.
4. Cut your More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper 3-3/4″ x 6-3/4″. You might want to sponge the edges first. The edges of the DSP come pre-sponged so only 2 sides of mine look sponged. Adhere it to your Pool Party card stock.
5. Use your Sizzlits Timeless Type Jr Alphabet to cut out the desired letters. Adhere with Tombow Glue. You could also use the brush tip of your Raspberry Ripple Marker to just write the desired words on the DSP.
6. Cut 2 Hearts from the Regal Rose card stock using your Hearts a Flutter Framelits or the Hearts Collection Framelits. Emboss one heart with the Houndstooth embossing folder and the other heart with the Petals-a-plenty embossing folder. Sponge them with Melon Mambo ink to emphasize the design. Adhere with Tombow Glue.
7. For the Inside of the card: Cut a piece of 3″ x 8″ piece of Primrose Petals card stock. Punch either a half a large oval or half a circle along one long edge, centering it along the edge. Use Tombow Glue or Sticky Strip along the other three sides and adhere it towards the bottom of the inside of your card. Write what you want on this piece. Insert Gift Card.
8. Now you can give a fun gift card to someone and they can keep it in a safe spot. It is large enough that is shouldn’t be easily misplaced. After all, when we give a gift card we do want the receiver to use it!
9. I mailed mine in a decorative bubble envelope I purchased and the postage was $1.10.
You can purchase most of these items (eventually) to make this Date Night Fund Gift Card Holder at My Online Store.
Here is a fairly quick card to make using a couple of Sneak Peek Spring Catalog items. I wanted to use the First Christmas stamp set, but wanted to do something different. I recently received my Preorder of Spring Catalog and Sale-a-bration items and decided I would use the NEW Oval Framelits to cut out the image. I decided to use the Layered Labels stamp set and the Apothecary Accents Framelit to go behind the image of Baby Jesus in the Manger. I cut out the star and used a NEW Large Rhinestone in the center. I even finally used the Mixed Medley Hostess stamp set I wanted so much.
SUPPLIES: Stamps:First Christmas w#127988 c#127991 Layered Labels w#127070 c#128291 Mixed Medley w#128054 c#128057 Inks: StazOn Black (freshly reinked!) #101406
Garden Green Card Stock: Garden Green
Very Vanilla Big Shot: Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
NEW Oval Framelits (available January 3, 2013) #129381 Punches: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
3/4″ Circle #119873
Paper Snips #103579
Large Rhinestone (Available January 3, 2013) #129324
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut Garden Green card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Place card front in Fancy Fan embossing folder and line up as desired. Fold the card back behind the embossing folder. Run through your Big Shot. 2. Stamp the large Layered Label stamp in Real Red ink on Very Vanilla card stock. Cut out with the coordinating Apothecary Accents Framelit and your Big Shot. Put Dimensionals on the back, but don’t adhere to card front yet. 3. Stamp Baby Jesus in the Manger using Black StazOn ink. Cut out with the desired NEW Oval Framelit and your Big Shot. Drag the edges across your Real Red ink pad to put a little emphasis on the cut out shape. Use Dimensionals to adhere it to your Layered Label image.
4. Stamp the star in More Mustard. Cut it out with your Paper Snips. Put a full Dimensional in the center back and a Large Rhinestone on the center front. Don’t adhere yet. 5. Stamp the “Friend” image from the Mixed Medley stamp set in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock. Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle punch. Stamp the Merry Christmas in Garden Green in on Very Vanilla card stock and punch out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch. Adhere to the Scallop Circle with Dimensionals. Put Dimensionals on the back of the Scallop Circle. 6. Lay out all images in the desired position. Remove Dimesional backs and adhere in desired position. 7. Admire your new Christmas card.
You can get most of the items to make this card at My Online Store. Some you will need to wait until January 3rd to get unless you sign up now to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator now. You will get $125 worth of merchandise (which you choose yourself AND you can choose items from the NEW Spring catalog and earn a Sale-a-bration item for every $50 you spend!!) and a business supply package all for $99. After you become an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you get all your purchases at least 20% off. The more you sell, the bigger your discount and the more you can earn! You can sign up online (also get more information at this link) and get started right away! If you would like to order items from the Spring Catalog when you sign up, email me and I will email you a copy. You will need your Social Security Number and a major credit card to sign up. Come Join the Fun as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!! Email me if you have any questions. If you leave your phone number, I will call you to answer your questions.
A Happy Hanukkah to everyone! I have had several Jewish friends at different times in my life and have always admired them. So here is a card to celebrate Hanukkah. It does involve a bit of cutting out by hand, but I like the effect of the different layers. It is an easy image to cut out. You can admire the intricate design of the stamped and embossed image as you trim the different parts out.
SUPPLIES: Stamps:Jewish Celebrations w#128042 c#128045 Card Stock: Midnight Muse
Whisper White Ink: VersaMark
Midnight Muse Big Shot: Lacy Brocade embossing folder #127819 Embossing Powder: Pewter #124114
Black #109133 Punches: 2-1/2″ Circle Punch #120906 3/16″ Corner #119871
Other: Heat Tool #129053
Paper Snips #103579
1. Stamp and emboss the Star of David image with VersaMark ink three times: First-Whisper White card stock and Pewter Embossing Powder. Second-Whisper White card stock and Black embossing powder. Third-Midnight Muse card stock and White embossing powder.
2. Trim the first embossed image (Pewter embossing powder) around the Star using your paper snips. Punch the second image (Black embossing powder) with a 2-1/2″ Circle Punch. Trim the third embossed image (on Midnight Muse card stock) around the circles part of the image.
3. Put Dimensionals on the back of each of the images. The Pewter Star is the top layer, then the Midnight Muse card stock with White embossing is the middle layer.
4. Now for the rest of the card. You will need a 3″ square of Midnight Muse card stock, a 3-1/2″ square of Whisper White card stock, a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Midnight Muse card stock, and a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Whisper White scored and folded at 4-1/4″.
5. Round the corners of the square pieces of card stock with the Corner Rounder punch. Adhere these pieces together with SNAIL.
6. Emboss the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Midnight Muse card stock with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and your Big Shot. Adhere to the front of your Whisper White card base.
7. Adhere the layered Star of David image on top of the squares.
8. Stamp Happy Hanukkah with Midnight Muse ink on a 7/8″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock. Use the Corner Punch to round the corners. Adhere to the card front in desired position with Dimensionals.
9. Happy Hanukkah!
I thought I would do a Christmas Stocking using the Holiday Stocking Bigz Die since I haven’t done one yet this year. I am in the midst of Christmas shopping, so I wanted this to be quick. The hardest part was deciding how to decorate it. I finally decided to use the Scentsational Season Christmas Tree.
SUPPLIES: Stamps:Scentsational Season w#121026 c#121190 Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White Ink: Garden Green Big Shot: Petals-a-Plenty embossing Folder #116824
Lacy Brocade embossing Folder #127819
Holiday Collection Framelits #127814 (Bundle w#129945 c#129946) Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die #124098 Other: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Dazzling Details (Clear) #124117
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Fold or cut one sheet of Cherry Cobbler in half (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″). Cut out 2 Cherry Cobbler Christmas Stockings. You can cut both sheets at the same time. Now cut out 2 each from Whisper White card stock: cuff, toe cap, heel cap. 2. Now for the embossing. Make sure you do each pair so the embossed side will face out on both the front and the back. Emboss the Cherry Cobbler main Christmas Stocking part with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder. Emboss the Cuffs, toes, and heels with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. 3. Gluing Time. Glue around the sides of the Cherry Cobbler Christmas Stocking (leave the top part open so that you could stick your foot in if it was a real stocking). Put glue along the bottom of one cuff and attach it in the desired position at the top of the Christmas Stocking. Put glue on the sides of the glued on cuff and glue along the bottom of the other cuff and attach the new cuff to the back of the Christmas Stocking making sure to line up the parts that stick out around the Christmas Stocking. Glue the smaller heel parts on the Christmas Stocking back and front. Finally glue the larger toe parts onto the toe part of the Christmas Stocking back and front. 4. Stamp your Christmas Tree in Garden Green ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut it out with the coordinating Framelit and your Big Shot. Glue to the front of your stocking. Decorate with the Dazzling Details. I used the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to make a garland. I then used the Clear Dazzling Details for the Ornaments (the white dots on the Christmas Tree). 5. Add some Candy Canes, Pixie Sticks, or a Gift Card to the middle. I don’t have any of those at my house at the current moment, so use your imagination. 6. Admire your fun Christmas Stocking!
My Son’s birthday was Monday. I bought the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set during the 15% off Stamps Sale. I have always loved the shape of the tree in the Thought and Prayers stamp set. His favorite color is green so I used Gumball Green and Garden Green for a monochromatic look. As usual, it is a pretty quick card to make. I even tested out my new Texture Boutique to do the embossing with the Argyle Embossing Folder! Fun! I hope it will be in the next annual catalog.
SUPPLIES: Stamps:Thoughts & Prayers w#113252 c#127805
Curly Cute w#117014 c#120510 Ink: Gumball Green Card Stock:Gumball Green card base & card front Garden Green 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and 7/8″ x 3-5/16″
Whisper White 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and 5/8″ x 3″ Big Shot:Argyle Folder #127750 Other: SNAIL
Paper Trimmer #126889
TIPS: 1. I had a lot of trouble not getting extra ink on the card from the part of the stamp at the bottom of the trunk. Since the tree trunk is so narrow and ink gets on the side part of the rubber, make sure and clean the excess ink off your stamp before stamping. 2. Embossing Card Front. Make sure the card front is facing the correct way in the Argyle embossing folder so the embossing will come out how you like it. Fold the back of the card behind the embossing folder. Run through your Big Shot with both tabs open since there is an extra layer of card stock. 3. I stamped first then trimmed around the stamped images using my Paper Trimmer. I added 1/4″ to the measurements when cutting the Garden Green card stock.
You can find all the supplies to make this Birthday (or All Occasion) Card in My Online Store.
Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my family, friends, customers, and those of you who visit my blog! Enjoy spending this Thanksgiving with those you love. We made this Punch Art Turkey at Stamp Class this month. Here is Deborah’s stepped up version. She changed the colors a bit and used the thick end of the marker. She also used the Festive Paper Piercing Pack (#127857) to pierce around the Labels die cut. This was also one of My Newsletter Projects for November. If you want the supply list and instructions with pictures, then please signup for My Newsletter and register for My Newsletter Project Pages. This is a FREE Service I offer my Newsletter Subscribers.
My grandson and I were watching a video on the Papercrafter’s Library. We saw a fun snow globe card made with a Treat Cup that had a Santa Claus in with some snow to shake around. Well I didn’t have that Santa stamp so I thought the Snowman from the Tags Til Christmas stamp set would work well. My grandson wasn’t happy with me using a snowman. He did say I could give it to his cousin though. I do have some retired Santa Claus stamps, but they were all too big (in my opinion). He chose the smaller Santa Claus for me to use on his tag. He was busy painting so he had me do the stamping and coloring. He showed me where to stamp the Santa. He approved my coloring. and told me where to put the Treat Cup with the “snow”. He also had me write on it. He was very happy with how it turned out! I added his photo of him holding his card to the picture of his card. He is very opinionated when it comes to stamping! And he is only four!
So today I will be showing you both versions: My Snowman Tag which we will be making at my Tag Class tomorrow, and his Santa card.
SUPPLIES: Stamps:Tags Til Christmas w#120847 c#121169 (Snowman)
Jolly Old Saint Nick (retired w#121717) Ink: Midnight Muse (Snowman)
Real Red (Snowman)
Black StayzOn (Santa) Markers (Santa): Real Red
Garden Green Card Stock: Whisper White
Snow Festival DSP (Snowman) #126908 1-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ Big Shot (Snowman): Snow Burst Embossing Folder (oops-retired). You could use Northern Flurry #120902, Petals-a-Plenty #116824, or Square Lattice #119976. Punches (Snowman): 1-3/4″ Circle #119850
2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Tag Corner (Retired) or just cut your corners off diagonally Other: Snail Circle Treat Cups #116802
White paper cut into “Snowflakes” mine was crimped strips I that came in a package I received. You can use printer paper.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SNOWMAN TAG: 1. Cut Real Red card stock 2-7/8″ x 5-1/4″. 2. Cut Whisper White card stock 2-3/4″ x 5-1/8″. Punch 1-3/4″ Circle in desired position towards top of tag. Punch or Trim the top two corners diagonally. Run through Big Shot with desired Embossing Folder. 3. Stamp Snowman image with Midnight Muse ink. You might want to stamp once on a scrap first, then stamp on your Whisper White card stock. Write in the To & From now with a pen or marker. Punch your image out using the 2-1/2″ Circle punch. 4. Fill your Treat Cup with “Snow“. You might want to wipe the inside of your Treat Cup with a used dryer sheet first since the inside has static. My grandson enjoyed the static though. Peel the adhesive backing off the Treat Cup and center it over your Snowman. I held everything up so I wouldn’t spill the snow. My grandson thought I was really funny. Give it a couple of shakes to see the “snow“. 5. Put some SNAIL or Glue Dots on the Snowman paper and around the base of the Treat Cup. Position under your Punched Circle on the Whisper White Tag front. Now adhere the whole thing to the Real Red Tag back. Trim the upper two corners so they match. 6. Stamp your sentiment on a strip of Whisper White in Real Red ink. Place it diagonally across the left corner. Trim the edges. 7. Add your 1-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ Designer Series Paper strip to the lower portion of the tag front. 8. Shake your tag “to test it out” and make sure it works. We should have a little fun before we give it away!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SANTA CARD:
1. Stamp the Santa stamp with Black StayzOn ink on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
2. Color as desired with Markers.
3. Cut the “snow” pieces or have your little helper cut the pieces into a bowl. Put the desired amount of “snow” into the Treat Cup.
4. Remove adhesive backing and place the Treat Cup with Snow over the desired portion of the stamped and colored Santa.
5. Write the To and From portions with Markers.
6. Adhere to a piece of 5-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Real Red card stock.
7. Give to your favorite little someone and watch them have fun shaking it!
Stampin’ Up! just announced this morning that they have 4,000 Sizzix Texture Boutique Machines available. This cute little Texture Boutique machine is the size of a small purse and looks like a small purse. It only uses embossing folders. What a handy little machine to keep on your craft table when you are doing embossing projects! I ordered mine this morning. They are available now for everyone to order. What a great gift for a crafty someone on your list! There are two options available. The Textured Boutique Bundle (#132700 $39.95) includes the Flower Garden and Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folders with the Basic Machine. The other Option has only the Basic Machine (#132657 $29.95) which includes two embossing pads and a shim. I ordered the Basic Machine because I already have all the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. As you know, I use Textured Impressions Embossing Folders a lot. The Textured Boutique will also make it easier when I have classes.
Here is a quick & easy way to send a Christmas Note or you can also include a Gift Card inside. I have seen a couple of versions of this so I decided to make one of my own. I used the Top Note die, the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits. Try making one of your own! It only takes about 10-15 minutes.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: More Merry Messages w#126400 c#126402 Ornament Keepsakes w#128048 c#128051 (Bundle with Framelits w#129949 c#129950) Holiday 2012 Catalog Ink: Cherry Cobbler or Real Red Card Stock: Gumball Green
Very Vanilla and/or Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper #121790 (Ornament #1) Big Shot:Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder #120175 Holiday Ornaments Framelits #127816 *Holiday 2012) Other: Sticky Strip
Basic Pearls #119247
Platinum Shimmer Paint #116807
Sponge Daubers #102892
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585 (Ornament #2)
Crystal Effects #101055 (Ornament #2)
Corner Rounder Punch #
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Gumball Green card stock at 4-1/4″ x 11. Score & fold at 5-1/2″ . 2. Line up the fold line just above and inside the cutting line on your Top Note Die. You want the cutting line showing below the fold so the fold remains after you cut out the Top Note. 3. Score the top of one flap about 3/4″ from the top so it will fold down as shown. Center in the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with your Top Note shape still folded and the scored flap folded down. Run through your Big Shot with all tabs open. 4. You can sponge now with Gumball Green ink if desired. I have found with the new Firm Foam Ink Pads that I have to press the sponge firmly into the Firm Foam Ink Pad and Twist firmly so I can get some ink on my sponge. 5. Put Sticky Strip on the inside of the short front side of your Top Note shape as close to the outside edges as possible. Adhere to back side. You can put Dimensionals under the sides of the flap if desired. 6a.Ornament #1. Cut desired ornament shape from Red Glimmer Paper using Holiday Ornament Framelit. Paint the top using a Sponge Dauber (or paint brush) and the Platinum Shimmer Paint. Add strings of the small pearls as desired. Attach to Top Note with Sticky Strip. 6b. Ornament #2. Stamp desired Ornament in Cherry Cobbler or Real Red ink. Cut out using the coordinating Holiday Ornament Framelit. Add strings of pearls as desired. “Paint” desired parts of Ornament with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details if desired, wiping off any globs with a tissue if necessary. Attach to Top Note with Sticky Strip. Cover Ornament with Crystal Effects. (I didn’t cover the pearls.) Set aside to dry for several hours or overnight. 7. Note Card. Cut a piece of 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla (or Whisper White). Round the corners with the Corner Rounder Punch. Stamp desired sentiment at the top and on the middle (which will be hidden inside). Slide inside. (You might want to wait until later if you made Ornament #2!) You can also attach a gift card to the back with Glue Dots now if desired. 8. Admire your fun little Note or Gift Card Holder!
You can get all the supplies to make this Christmas Note or Gift Card Holder in My Online Store.
I have seen several cards that use leaves to make a wreath. Here is my Thanksgiving version using the Day of Gratitude stamp set. It is relatively quick and easy even with hand-cutting all the leaves. Have fun making one for yourself!
SUPPLIES: Stamps:Day of Gratitude w#120835 c#121148
Teeny Tiny Wishes w#115370 c#127802 Card Stock: Soft Suede
Whisper White Ink: Old Olive
More Mustard Big Shot: Wood Grain embossing folder #127821 (Holiday 2012)
Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Fancy Fan Folder #127751 Punch: 2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Word Window #119857 Other: Glue Dots
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Chocolate Chip card base. Score & fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Soft Suede card stock. Punch a 2-1/2″ Circle from another piece of Soft Suede card stock. Run them both through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder. Place your 2-1/2″ Circle of Soft Suede in the embossing folder in the position you want it on your card so the woodgrain will match. 3. Adhere the 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed Soft Suede to the Chocolate Chip card base. (Hint: Put the SNAIL on the card base so you don’t flatten out your embossing.) Adhere the Soft Suede punched and embossed circle to the Soft Suede layer with Glue Dots in the position desired. 4. Stamp and cut out the leaves using the Day of Gratitude stamp set. I used 2 Old Olive, 2 More Mustard, and 3 Cajun Craze. 5. Lay the center point of the leaf and the stem along the edge of your circle punch. Position leaves as desired. Adhere with Glue Dots. 6. Cut out your Label with More Mustard card stock and Apothecary Accents Framelit. Run your Label through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder. Adhere in desired position on card front with Dimensionals. (Hint: The embossed side is facing down so you see the debossed side.) 7. Stamp Happy Thanksgiving in Old Olive on Whisper White card stock. Punch out with the Word Window punch. Adhere to label with SNAIL. 8. Admire your textured Wreath card!
You can purchase all the supplies to make this card in My Online Store.
I received a swap of a cute Witch’s Boot card like this at Convention. As usual, I changed the color scheme and added some Rhinestones for Bling. I did keep the same layout.
SUPPLIES: Stamps:Bootiful Occasions w#126595 c#126597 Card Stock: Basic Black 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Elegant Eggplant 4″ x 5-1/4″, 3″ Square for die cutting
Pumpkin Pie 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ for card base, 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card layer
Whisper White 3″+ square for stamping & punching
Regals Designer Series Paper Stack #117154 1-1/2″ x 4″ Ink: StayzOn Black #101406 Big Shot: Spider Web embossing folder #120889
Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die #123126 Punch: 2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Square (Optional) Other: Basic Rhinestones #119246
Piercing Tool #126189
Piercing Mat #126199 (Optional)
Essentials Paper Piercing Pack #126187 (Optional)
Paper Snips or Scissors (Optional)
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut papers as listed above in Supplies. Score and fold Pumpkin Pie card base at 4-1/4″. Adhere Basic Black layer to card front with SNAIL. 2. Emboss your Elegant Eggplant layer with the Spider Web embossing folder and your Big Shot. Put SNAIL on you Basic Black layer (so you don’t flatten out your embossing) and adhere embossed Elegant Eggplant layer to Basic Black layer. 3. Put a small Post-It-Note on your Boot stamp so it covers the lower half or your Boot and all the words are visible. Ink your sentiment with StayzOn ink. Remove Post-It-Note and stamp sentiment in the lower corner of your Pumpkin Pie layer. Clean stamp. 4. Now place your Post-It-Note over your sentiment and leave all the Boot uncovered. Ink with StayzOn ink. Remove Post-It-Note and stamp on Whisper White card stock. Punch with 2-1/2″ Circle Punch. 5. Die cut your scallop circle to go under your Boot using the largest circle on the Perfect Pennants die and your Elegant Eggplant 3″ card stock Square. Attach Boot image with SNAIL. Put Dimensionals on the back of your Scallop Circle. Do NOT remove the backings yet. 6. Now for your Paper Stack DSP Banner. There are TWO ways you can get the “V” in the bottom of your Banner. First: Use a Square Punch. (Mine are always lopsided when I use a punch.) Second: Use your Piercing equipment. Lay your banner on your Piercing Mat. Take the Paper Piercing Template that has rows of piercing holes. Line it up so one of the holes is in the center (7 in, if I remember correctly), and it is as high as you want your “V” to go. Pierce a hole in that center hole. Now use your paper snips or scissors to cut from each corner up to the center. I like this version much better! It does have more steps but I like the results better! Adhere in desired position to the Pumpkin Pie layer using either SNAIL, Dimensionals, or both. 7. Now remove the backings from the Dimensionals on your Boot layer and attach in desired position. 8. Now for the Bling! Attach 3 large Rhinestones to 3 of the large circles on the Boot. Attach 1 large Rhinestone to each corner of the Elegant Eggplant layer. Attach a strip of 5-7 Small Rhinestones to the lower corner of your Pumpkin Pie layer as desired. 9. You now have a Fancy Witch’s Boot card to give someone for Halloween!
You can buy all the supplies to make this Witch’s Boot Halloween Card from My Online Store.
Happy Stamping! Nendy
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