Happy Halloween Treat Bag

Use the Petite Cafe Gift Bags to make this Happy Halloween Treat Bag for your Halloween Treat and Gift Giving.
Happy Halloween Treat BagSUPPLIES
Bags:  Petite Cafe Gift Bags (10 bagw) #135826
Bundle:
Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamp set + Halloween Scenes Edgelits #144437
Stamps:
 Halloween Treat Wood #142429
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Memento Black
Pumpkin Pie Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tools:  Big Shot
Paper Snips
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue (SNAIL does not stick well enough to the bag)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with your Paper Snips.
2.  Stamp your Pumpkin group in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color with your Pumpkin Pie Marker.  Stamp a Pumpkin face on each pumpkin in Memento Black ink.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit and Big Shot.
3.  Attach to Petite Cafe Gift Bag with your favorite adhesive.
4.  Fill with treats or gift.  Fold top over twice and bend tabs to hold closed.

Happy Halloween Treat Giving!

Foxy Friends Birthday Card

This Foxy Friends Birthday Card is for my grandson.  I love this Foxy Friends Bundle!  I used the Party Pop-Up Happy Birthday Thinlit inside the card.
Foxy Friends Boy's Birthday CardIf you want the supply list and instructions for this card, please subscribe to my newsletter over on the side bar or on the pop-up.  You will also need to sign up for the FREE Membership site with the link on the Thank You page.  Then look for the August 2016 Projects.

 

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!

Three Thoughtful Branches Cards

Here are three of the cards we made at my Thoughtful Branches Bundle Class.  We also made the Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card.

TODAY is the LAST DAY this Bundle is available!  So don’t procrastinate and GET IT NOW!  If you buy this Bundle from me I will email you a FREE collection of Thoughtful Branches Bundle Ideas I have gleaned from the web.  Just make sure and let me have access to your email address when you order so I can email it to you.

Card 1: Sweet Sugarplum Card

Thoughtful Branches Sweet Sugarplum CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Lots of Label Framelits
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card front layer at 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Attach to center of card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your dotted stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink and your leaf stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I tried to stamp them randomly.  Attach to your card front.
5.  Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock and cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelit that works best.  Sponge the edges in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Cut the next larger Lots of Labels Framelit from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Sponge with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Attach two labels together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Cut two sets of the Flower Leaves” – one in Sweet Sugar Plum and one in Rich Razzleberry.  Separate the Leaves leaving a stem.  Arrange as desired.  Put Glue only on the part of the leaf that touches the Whisper White label.  I attached the Rich Razzleberry Leaves first, then the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf.  I also sponged the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf with Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Card 2.  Forest Trees Card.

Thoughtful Branches Forest Trees CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Soft Suede
Garden Green
Real Red
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White for stamping
Thick Whisper White for card base
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Adhesive:  Foam Adhesive Strips

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 Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
Stamp:
~Tree Trunks and 3 Trees in Soft Suede ink
~Pine Trees needles in Garden Green ink
~Birds in Real Red ink
~Words in Memento Black ink
3.  Run your card front in the Softly Falling embossing folder through your Big Shot.
4.  Attach Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of your card around the edges with about 3 or so inch strip in the center back.  Attach to card base.

Card 3. Copper For You Card

Thoughtful Branches Copper For You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Memento Black
Daffodil Delight
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Early Espresso
Copper Foil Sheets (available September 1, 2016)
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Petal Burst embossing folder #141493
Ribbon:  Organza
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
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 Copper Foil Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing Folder.   Cut your Ribbon at about 5″.  Run Fast Fuse along the back where you want to attach your Ribbon.  Lay Ribbon across the front and fold ends over and attach to Fast Fuse on the back.  Attach Embossed Copper Sheet to card base.
3.  Stamp your words and cut out with the Layering Circle Framelit that best fits.  Choose a slightly larger Scallop Layering Circle Framelit and cut out of Cajun Craze card stock.  While you are at it, cut the Flower Leaves from Cajun Craze card stock at the same time.  Attach the two circles together with Fast Fuse.
4.  Stamp your two leaves on Whisper White card stock.  Use the Rock and Roll Technique to get the two colors on each leaf.  Ink up the Leaf Stamp with Daffodil Delight ink just as you always do, BUT before stamping take your stamp and gently roll the edges of the stamp in Cajun Craze ink.  Each leaf will look different.  When you have two leaves you like, Cut them out with the Leaf Framelit.
5.  Attach the four leaves to the back of the Circles with Tombow Glue.  Attach the Leaf & Circles to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Enjoy using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to make a variety of cards for many different occasions!

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.

Layering Square Framelits

The Layering Square Framelits are going to make it very easy to add layers to our cards and projects!  Here is information on the sizes of Layering Squares Framelits.

I have labeled my Framelits by Letters according to the placement on the sheet they came on.  I have numbered the Framelits in each Lettered group starting with 1 as the largest and counting my way down to the smallest.  I also traced around the outside edge of each Framelit so I would know which was missing.  😉
Layering Square FramelitsA has 5 Scallop Square Framelits
B has 4 Straight Square Framelits
C has 5 Straight Square Framelits
D has 4 Scallop Square Frameilts + 1 Straight Square Framelit

BY MEASUREMENT
SCALLOP
*3” = A1
*2-3/4” = D1
*2-1/2” = A2
*2-1/4” = D2
*2” = A3
*1-3/4” = D3
*1-1/2” = A4
*1-1/4” = D4
*1” = A5

STRAIGHT
2-7/8” = C1
2-5/8” = B1
2-3/8” = C2
2-1/8” = B2
1-7/8” = C3
1-5/8” = B3
1-3/8” = C4
1-1/8” = B4
7/8” = C5
3/4″ = D5

I also made Templates and kept the die cuts to help me decide which Layering Square Framelits I want to use for a project.  I am storing the die cuts in a Translucent Envelope.
Layering Square Framelits Template ALayering Squares Framelits Template BLayering Squares Framelits Template CLayering Square Framelits Template DHave fun using different combinations of these Layering Square Framelits to add a variety of layers to your projects!

 

Foxy Friends Skunk Card

Here is the last Foxy Friends card we made at my last class.  It is a cute little Skunk.  Enjoy making this cute skunk card for someone.
Foxy Friends-SkunkSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set + Fox Builder Punch #142326
Stamps:
 Fresh Fruit Photopolymer #141770
Ink & Marker:  Memento Black ink pad
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Basic Black
Watermelon Wonder
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #141657
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Punch:  Scallop Tag Topper #133324
Blossom Builder #141469
Accents:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon #141426
Pearls
Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape #141659
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Let’s make our Skunk now.  Punch:
~Basic Black:  head, body, tail
~Whisper White:  Body, Face part, hair, tail
NOTE:  The easiest way to slim down the Tail stripe is to attach it to the sticky part of a Post-It note and hold it in the tail part of the punch trimming off the same width along one side.
~Flirty Flamingo (small flower on Blossom Builder Punch)
~Use the smallest Layering Oval Framelit on the Whisper White Body punch out to cut the white body front.
4.  Assemble and glue together:
~The Head:  Basic Black Head, Whisper White face piece and hair.  Use your Basic Black Marker to edge the hair.  Choose the Eyes & nose stamp you want and Stamp it on the white face piece with Memento Black ink.  Now add the Flower with a Pearl in the center.
~Body:  Glue the Whisper White oval cut out to the Basic Black Body.  Glue the Body to the Head.
~Tail:  Glue the Whisper White stripe to the Basic Black Tail.  Glue to the Body.
We are now finished with the Skunk.
5.  Cut your Whisper White Tag at 1-7/8″ x 4″.  Punch off the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Decide where to stamp your Fresh Fruit Circles, the stamp in Memento Black ink.
6.  Attach your Skunk to the Tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used half Dimensionals.
7.  Add your Washi Tape at the lower part of your Tag.
8.  Add your Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon to your Tag Hole.  I used about 6″ of Ribbon, folded it in half, then put the folded edge through the front of the Tag Hole.  I then threaded both ends through the ribbon loop at the back of the Tag Hole and pulled the Ribbon tight.  Attach the Tag to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, making sure one of the half Dimensionals is on the Ribbon.

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I hope you have as much fun making animals as I have with the Foxy Friends Bundle!

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!

Framelits vs. Thinlets: What is the difference? Part 1 – Framelits

This can be very confusing since both Thinlits and Framelits can be in the same set and the set is labeled as either Framelits or Thinlits.

Basically Framelits cut out a basic shape with no details.  Thinlits have more details and will be discussed on Wednesday.  Big Shot Sandwiches will come on Friday.

This Video is 2 minutes long

There are 3 types of Framelits.

Framelits have a flat metal frame with an open hole in the center which results in a solid die cut shape.  There are several types of Framelits.

  1. Layering Shapes Framelits allow you to use two or more of the Framelits to stamp and layer.
    Use Sandwich 1.
  1. Shape Framelits coordinate with at least one stamp set so you don’t have to fussy cut the stamped images. Bundles last 1 catalog, then they are available separately.
    Use Sandwich 1.
  1. Interactive Framelits. New this year is the Sliding Star Framelits which make Slider cards.
    Use Sandwich 1.

Sandwich 1:
Choose a basic Platform:  Multipurpose, Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter, OR Magnetic Platform.
Put a Standard Cutting Pad on top of your Platform.
Add your card stock.
Add your Framelit.
Add your top cutting pad.
Slightly push your sandwich through your Big Shot to get it started, then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.
Remove your die cut and put away your Framelit.

Have fun using your Framelits!

 

Peachy Thank You Card

I just love the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  All it needs is a sentiment to make a quick, but pretty card.  Choose your favorite patterned paper and add a sentiment from the Banners for You Bundle.
Peachy Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Banners for You Photopolymer stamp set + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock:  Peekaboo Peach
Pear Pizzazz
Whisper White
Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (12×12) #141660
Tools:  Big Shot for Framelits
Stamping Sponges
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Peekaboo Peach card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pear Pizzazz card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Peachy Paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to card front.
4.  Stamp your Banner in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp your sentiment in Tangerine Tango ink.  Cut out your Banner with the coordinating Framelit.  Sponge the Banner edges with Pear Pizzazz ink.  Attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Have fun making a variety of cards using the many varieties of Designer Series Papers and the Banners for You Bundle.

Happy Birthday with Framelits

This Birthday Card for my Son-in-law uses the Lots of Labels Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits.  It is a fun little card to make and pretty quick.
Happy Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages Photopolymer #141727
Ink & Marker:  Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Calypso Coral
Dapper Denim
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #141637
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your A Little Foxy patterned Paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to your card base centering so it is even around all four sides.
3.  Take the leftover piece of your patterned paper, turn it over so the opposite side shows and stamp “Birthday” in Dapper Denim ink.  Cut out with a Lots of Labels Framelit.  Cut the next larger size Framelit from Calypso Coral card stock.  Use your Marker to outline the edges of both die cuts.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both die cuts.  Attach the Birthday layer to the Calypso Coral Layer.
4. Cut out the “Happy” Thinlit from Dapper Denim card stock using the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT cutting pad.  You might also want to put some Parchment Paper or Wax Paper from your grocery store between the Thinlit and the card stock to help you remove it more easily from the Thinlit.  Attach using small dots of Glue – either Tombow or Fine Tip.

Lots of Labels Framelits    Hello You Thinlits

Have fun using the Lots of Labels Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits to make cards for a variety of occasions.

Swirly Flag Card

When I was thinking of an American Flag to make the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits came to mind.  This is a pretty quick and easy card to make.  I hope you have a fun day spending time with your family and celebrating our great country!  If you live outside the United States of America show appreciation for your family and the country you live in.
Swirly American Flag CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Real Red
Pacific Point
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497  (Bundled with Swirly Bird stamps #142353)
Star Framelits  #133723
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Get out your Big Shot.  I just cut everything using my Multipurpose Platform and two cutting plates.
~Cut three Real Red Swirly Scribbles lines die cuts.  I cut the full length.
3.  Cut one Star (the second to the smallest) from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
4.  Cut one 2-1/4″ square from Pacific Point card stock.
5.  Assemble your card.
~Lay out your Real Red Scribbles lines going the direction you want.  I would recommend you have all of them going the same direction.  (I did not do that and wish I had.)  Attach them to your card base remember to just use small dots of Glue.
~Glue your Pacific Point square to the upper left corner of your Flag.
~Glue your Star to the center of your Pacific Point square.
6.  Celebrate!

Foxy Friend Card

I am enjoying the Foxy Friends products and made this Fox card using the Foxy Friends stamp set and the A Little Foxy  Designer Series Paper.  Have fun with all the animal variations you can make with this stamp set!  This card is perfect for animal lovers, men, and boys.
Foxy Friends Fox CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set #141549  (Bundled with the Fox Builder Punch #142326)
Ink: Cajun Craze
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″)  #141637
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits  #138281
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
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.  Choose your patterned paper design and cut it at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base with either Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
3.  Stamp your Fox:
~Body in Cajun Craze ink
~Eyes and Nose in Memento Black
4.  Cut your Fox out using the Lots of Label Framelit that is wide enough.  Position the Top of the Framelit close to the top of the Fox and run through your Big Shot.  Reposition the Framelit lining up the sides so the Bottom of the Framelit is in the position you want.  Run through your Big Shot.  Watch this Video to see how to shorten your cut Framelit shapes.
5.  Cut the next larger Framelit in Cajun Craze card stock.  Lay your Fox die cut on top of your Cajun Craze die cut leaving the border at the Top you want.  Reposition your Framelit on the Cajun Craze card stock so you have the same border at the bottom of your die cut.  Run through your Big Shot.
6.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of both die cuts.  Attach the Fox die cut to the Cajun Craze card stock die cut.  Move your Fox around until it is in the position you like.  Attach it to your card front.

Buy the Foxy Friends Stamp Set HERE.   Buy the Foxy Friends Bundle HERE.

Enjoy making this Foxy Friends Card for someone special.

Love Card

This LOVE card, made with the Letters for You Framelits,  can be used for many occasions:  birthday, engagement, wedding, or anniversary.  This one is for my daughter’s birthday.  Her name is too long to fit on this size card.  Choose your patterned Designer Series Paper and card stock to coordinate.  All Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers have the coordinating colors listed on the package to help you coordinate your projects.
LOVE CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Mint Macaron
Daffodil Delight
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632
Big Shot:  Large Letters Framelits #141712  (Also Bundled with Letters for You Photopolymer stamp set #142348)
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more about card bases.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper and coordinating Mint Macaron card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Now get out your Big Shot and Letter Framelits.  You can use either the Multipurpose Platform that came with your Big Shot or the Magnetic Platform which will hold your Framelits in place.  Choose the four letters you want and lay them in the position you want them on your Mint Macron card stock.  Run through your Big Shot.  Save the center parts of the letters (such as the O here).
4.  Use half Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your die cut Mint Macaron card front.  Place half Dimensionals next to the edges of the letter cut out also.  Now add any letter centers with half Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Attach to the Designer Series Paper making sure all four sides are lined up.  Now  attach your layered card front to your card base with Fast Fuse or SNAIL or Tombow Glue.

Letters for You Buy Now-001    Letters for You Buy Now-002

Have fun making your own Dimensional pretty word card with the Letters for You Framelits for someone special!

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.

I Love You Flower Card

This card uses the Falling Flowers Bundle for the images and the Flourishing Phrases stamp set for the words.  A sweet and simple card to give to someone you love.
I Love You Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Falling Flowers stamp set + May Flowers Framelits Wood #142328, Clear #142329
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases   Wood #141531, Clear #141534  (Bundle with Flourish Thinlits  Wood #142322, Clear #142323)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo
Thick Whisper White
Adhesive:  Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your sentiment in Dapper Denim ink in the lower left corner on your card base.
3.  Stamp your Falling Flowers Flourish in Wild Wasabi ink on your card base above the lower left sentiment.
4.  Cut your large Melon Mambo May Flower Thinlit using your Big Shot.  I just used my Magnetic Platform and two fairly flat cutting plates.  Glue it to your card base by dotting Fine Tip Glue on the back of each petal tip.  After laying it on your card base smooth it with your Bone Folder to help it stick to the card better.
5.  Stamp I love you in Dapper Denim ink in the upper right space on your card front.  Use a Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.
6.  Decorate the envelope flap with the Falling Flowers Flourish you used on the front of your card.
7.  Give it to someone you love.

Falling Phrases Wood Mount Bundle    Falling Flowers Clear Mount Bundle

Enjoy using the Falling Flowers Bundle and the Flourishing Phrases stamp sets!

More Stamping 101 & 102 Cards

Here are Stamping 101 and Stamping 102 cards made by my friends at our Upline Meeting.  I hope this inspires you to make your own Stamping 101 and Stamping 102 cards.

MADE BY KAREN
Karen used the NEW Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle #142353.  For her 101 card she just stamped on the card base.  For her 102 card she cut the card front off at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and layered it on a Dapper Denim card base.  She also added some die cuts from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.
Karen's Stamping 101 CardKarens Stamping 102 CardMADE BY BILLIE
Billie used the NEW Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer #141739 stamp set.  I did not get a picture of her Stamping 101 card.  She just stamped the words directly on the card base for 101 and added the layers (Layering Squares Framelits) for 102.  She also added some Pearls for 102.
Billies Stamping 102 CardMADE BY SHARON
Sharon’s Stamping 101 card has everything just stamped on the card base.  For her Stamping 102 card she just stamped the tree and leaves a second time on Whisper White card stock then cut it in a rectangle and layered it with the same color of card stock as she stamped the Tree in.  She them punched out a small heart and layered it on the rectangle.  She used the Sheltering Tree stamp set  Photopolymer #137163.
Sharons Stamping 102 CardI hope this gives you some ideas to either simplify your cards using Stamping 101 Techniques, OR add some layers, die cuts, or embellishments for a Stamping 102 Card.

Painter’s Palette-Stamping 101 & 102

At our Upline Meeting at Sharon’s House she had us do a basic single layer card (Stamping 101), then add some elements with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the card some Pop (Stamping 102).  The purpose of this was to help us help teach beginning stampers to design their own cards – which are usually stamped on the card base, then step it up with a few simple additions.  It was a fun experience.  Try it for yourself and have some fun!  It took us about 1-1/2 hours to make the two versions.  We did just use our Stamping 101 card and added to it.
Painter's Palette - Stamping 101We started out with a NEW Stamp set in front of us.  I even got to assemble it for her since it was Wood Mount.  She had all the NEW In Color ink pads, card stock, and the NEW Ruched Ribbon.  There was also Whisper White card stock, the NEW Duet Banners Punch, and the NEW Layered Squares Framelits.

SUPPLIES -101 & 102:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:  *Painter’s Palette  Wood #141907, Clear #141910
Ink:  *Dapper Denim #141394
*Emerald Envy #141396
*Peekaboo Peach #141398
*Flirty Flamingo #141397
*Sweet Sugarplum #141395
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Layered Squares Framelits # #141708
Punch:  *Duet Banner #141483
Ribbon:  Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon #141427
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig  #101049
Stamping Sponge
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Glue Dots

STAMPING 101 CARD INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video if you need help making a card base.
2.  Lay your card base in the landscape position – with the fold at the top.
3.  Stamp your words in the center of the frame in Emerald Envy ink.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig if you want.  Watch this Video to learn how to use your Stamp-a-ma-jig.
4.  Choose the ink stamps and the ink color for each stamp.  Stamp each stamp diagonally in the same direction in at least two places.  Fill in any large spaces with the smaller stamps.  Yes, one stamp will look like it is going backwards.  No one will notice unless you tell them.  Remember to stamp straight down and straight up to avoid getting “Ring around the Rubber”.
5.  Your basic Stamping 101 card is finished!

Painters Palette - Stamping 102STAMPING 102 CARD INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Follow all the steps for the Stamping 101 card.  You do NOT need to stamp the words in the center as you will be covering them up.
2.  Stamp the following on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.
~Stamp the Painter’s Easel two times in Dapper Denim ink.
~Stamp the words in Emerald Envy inside one of the Frames of a Painter’s Easel.
~Stamp “A Little Expression of Love” In Emerald Envy ink.
3.  Use your Paper Snips to cut out around one of your stamped Painter’s Easels.  Only the two feet and the top will be showing so cut those pieces extra well and the frame will be covered up.  Attach to the center of your card with either SNAIL, Fast Fuse, or Tombow Glue.
4.  Choose the Layered Square Framelit you like best to cut the Frame out of the other stamped Painter’s Easel.  I chose a Scallop one that was slightly larger than the Frame.  Cut it out with your Big Shot.  Sponge around the Scallop edges with a Stamping Sponge wedge and Dapper Denim ink.  Attach over the Frame of your Painter’s Easel which is on your card front.
5.  Punch out the “A Little Expression…” with the Duet Banner Punch.  Put your card stock in the punch so you can see the stamped words through the Banner holes in the bottom of the punch.  Line up the words so they are in the position you like and punch.  Sponge some Emerald Envy ink around the edges of the punched banner.  Put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched banner.  Attach it to the upper left corner of your card front.
6.  Tie a bow with the Ruched Ribbon.  If you have trouble tying a bow, just tie a knot with about 1-1/2″ on one end and then cut off the other end to match.  Attach to your Painter’s Easel on the upper right corner with Glue Dots.
7.  A few extra steps can take your card from cute and nice to impressive.

Have fun making a Stamping 101 Card and then adding some layers to it for your Stamping 102 card!
Nendy Kerr

Sneak Peek: Hooray Happy Birthday Card

This Hooray Happy Birthday Card uses the NEW Confetti Celebration stamp set.  The background uses the Confetti embossing folder and your NEW Emerald Envy ink pad and card stock.  Have fun making this card for the next birthday in your family!
Hooray Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*=available June 1, 2016
Stamps:
  *Confetti Celebration   Wood #141510, Clear #142034
Ink:  *Emerald Envy #141396
Card Stock:  *Emerald Envy #141415
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Ovals Collection Framelits (retiring) #  (After June 1st use the *Layering Ovals Framelits #141706)
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547  (For Happy Birthday Banner)
Punches:  2″ Circle  #133782
Confetti Star #135861
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Emerald Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video if you want more instructions on making a card base.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Get your embossing folder.  Find the smooth side where the parts to be embossed are lower than the flat part.  Use your Emerald Envy ink pad to ink up this side of your embossing folder.  Don’t worry about keeping the center oval clean as it will be covered up.  Put your Whisper White card stock on the UNINKED side of the embossing folder and get it in the position you want – with the Oval in the center.  Close your embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Set aside to dry.  Clean your embossing folder with running water from your sink.
3.  Stamp “Hooray” and “Happy Birthday” in Emerald Envy ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out the Hooray with a 2″ Circle Punch.  Cut out the Happy Birthday with the Banner Framelit from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both pieces.
4.  Choose the Oval Framelit that fits best inside the Oval on the embossing folder and cut it out of Emerald Envy card stock.
5.  Now it is time to put everything together and turn it into a card.
~Use Tombow Glue to attach your embossed card stock to your card base.  Center it so the card base shows equally around your embossed piece.
~Add your cut out Oval over the Oval space on your embossed piece.  I used Tombow Glue.
~Decide the position of your “Hooray” and “Happy Birthday”.  Remove the Stampin’ Dimensional backs and attach.
6.  If you are like me and did not leave enough room on both sides of your Happy Birthday so it could be in the center when you cut it out, then you can punch out a few Stars from the Confetti Stars Punch and glue them to your Happy Birthday Banner.  😉

Have fun making your own Hooray Happy Birthday Card to celebrate the next birthday in your family or for a friend!

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr