INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Reindeer paper at 3″ high (top & bottom) x 4″ wide at sides making sure the deer are upright. Attach to card base with Fast Fuse. 3. Cut your Real Red Banner at 1″ x 4-1/4″. Punch ends with Triple Banner Punch OR just cut out notches with scissors. Attach above Reindeer Paper with Fast Fuse. 4. Stamp A Very Merry Everything in Real Red Ink on Whisper White card stock. Punch out with the Note Tag Punch. Put Dimensionals on the back and attach to card. Add a Star button to the top with Glue Dots. 5. Add 3 large Real Red Enamel Dots to the top of the card. Add a small Real Red Enamel Dot to a Reindeer’s Nose to turn him into Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Always Artichoke card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with the Chevron embossing folder. Attach to card base with Tombow Glue. 3. Stamp three leaves close together on Old Olive card stock with Always Artichoke ink. Hand cut them leaving them connectd at the lowest leaf tip. Attach Dimensionals to the backs. Set aside. 4. Stamp your sentiment from Lighthearted Leaves in Always Artichoke ink on Old Olive card stock. Punch out with the Note Tag Punch. Punch out the 1/4″ circle. Fold two 5-6″ pieces of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon in half. Thread the fold through the hold from the back and insert the ends through the loop. Pull tight. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back including on the back of the ribbon. 5. Lay your leaves and sentiment on your card front and attach them with Dimensionals. 6. Happy Thanksgiving from me to you!
This video shows you how to make a Mat to go under your Note Tag Punch sentiment to finish the Festive Flower Poinsettia Card from last week. This technique can be used with any punch and a variety of Framelits if they don’t have the Mat width you want.
TIPS: Try this technique with a variety of Punches and Framelits.
1. Stamp & punch out your sentiment. 2. Punch out TWO Real Red card stock Note Tag Punch images. Cut one horizontally in half and the other vertically in half. 3. Position the cut halves to decide if you want to layer the horizontal or vertical layers first. 4. Cover the back of your sentiment punch with Snail. Position the layers in the order you decided in Step 3. 5. Add to your card with Dimensionals.
Every Wednesday until Father’s Day there will be something you can give to your Guy for either Father’s Day or other occasions. Today will feature the Hamburger Box XL Bigz Die. You can make either a single-wide one OR you can tweak it and make a double-wide box.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Choose the color of card stock you want and decide if you are making a single or double-wide box. 2. Get your card stock ready.
~Single-Wide: Cut your card stock 6″ x 11″.
~Double-Wide: Fold your 8-1/2″ x 11″ in half so you have a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece. 3. Lay your card stock on the Hamburger Box Die.
~Single-Wide: Lay your card stock on the Die covering the box cut lines.
~Double-Wide: Lay the fold of your card stock along the crease line furthest from the edge of your card stock edge and the open edges close to the edge of the die. Make sure the fold does NOT cross over the crease line. 4. Cut your card stock. Put an Extended Cutting Plate under your die and on top of your card stock. Run through your Big Shot. 4a. If you want to stamp directly on the card stock do so now. 5. Fold on all Score lines. (Double Wide: Unfold your card stock first, then fold all the score lines. Run your Bone Folder along the center crease line to flatten it out.) 6. Instead of folding all the pleat lines, I cut one side and then put the adhesive along the score line. I have shown where I cut and put on the adhesive. 7. Attach the triangles matching the score line with the box edge. Repeat until all the triangles are attached. Now attach the “Front” tab to the edge. There are tabs that stick out on the bottom. There are small slits on the top front to slide them through and hold the top and bottom together. 8. Now you can decorate your box.
~I put some ribbon on the double-wide by putting sticky strip to cover the center crease line, as shown. I used about 20 inches of ribbon and trimmed some off after tying it in a knot.
~Single Wide: I used Thick Baker’s Twine. Put a Glue Dot at the center back and at the ends (where the Sticky Strip ends in the example.) You will need to either roll or scrunch the Glue Dot so it is all the way under the Baker’s Twine so it won’t stick to things. 9. Stamp the sentiment or image you want to put on top. Attach to the box with either Dimensionals or Glue Dots. 10. Put in a treat or gift and give to your guy.
Here are the rest of the Mother’s Day card samples for the Achievement Day Girls card class. This time I used Hearts. Just a Note: The girls used these samples as a springboard for the own creativity so none of their cards looked exactly like mine. I do enjoy watching children using their own creativity. And they all had a fun time – which is important. Their Mothers will LOVE the cards because their daughters made them.
BASIC INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Card Stock. Color Combinations A. Melon Mambo & Pink Pirouette, B. Perfect Plum & Whisper White, C. Choose your own colors 2. Cut your Card Stock.
~Card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Card front for embossing is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Pink Pirouette and Whisper White are for stamping and punching. Stamp first then punch.
~Punch your small hearts from the Silver Glimmer Paper. I punched 3 per girl, but do as many as you want. 3. Emboss your card front if desired and glue it onto your card base. If you want your card front flat, just use your card base. 4. Stamp, then punch your Groovy Hearts and sentiments. Decide where you want them on the card and glue them on.
I taught a Mother’s Day card class Thursday for the 8-11 year old Achievement Day girls from Church. They each received a packet for a Melon Mambo card and a Perfect Plum card. Here are the samples using the Petal Potpourri Bundle (stamp set and punch). They had a fun time being creative and did well with cleaning their stamps when they were done using them. I did explain they were using “Grown-up Glue” and that they did not need to use very much. We only had two girls that forgot. Hopefully their mothers can open their cards.
BASIC INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Card stock. Choose your colors. A. Perfect Plum and Whisper White, OR B. Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette. OR C. Choose your own color combination.
~card base cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~card front for use with embossing folder is cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Pink Pirouette and Whisper White for stamping and Punching.
~Silver Glimmer Paper. Punch a 3/4″ circle for each flower center if desired. 2. Run your card front through the Big Shot with an embossing folder if desired. Glue to your card base. 3. Stamp the flowers and the sentiment. Punch them out. Glue them on your card in the desired positions. Glue your Silver Glimmer Paper circles to the Flower centers if desired.
I attended a Christmas Party with some Stampin’ Up! Friends on Saturday and received this gift from my sideline-Karen Bouchikas. She is very creative and thoughtful. She said I could share this on my blog.
1. Stamp “Merry” on the box front with either White StazOn OR use VersaMark ink and White embossing powder. 2. Fill Box. 3. Tie Burlap Ribbon around box. Trim edges diagonally. Slip a candy cane underneath if desired. 4. Make your Tag. Cut your Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 3″. Cut the top with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. Stamp Two Mosiacs on Whisper White card stock: one in Cherry Cobbler ink and one in Wild Wasabi ink. Also stamp one of the small designs in Cherry Cobbler. Punch out the Mosaics with the Mosaic Punch. Cut out the small design and attach it to the Green Mosaic. Add Rhinestones to the center of each Mosaic. Attach to your Tag using a Dimensional underneath one of them if desired. Stamp your sentiment on 3/8″ x 3″ Whisper White card stock. Use Baker’s Twine to attach your Tag to your Burlap Bow. Your Gift Box is now decorated!
1. Decide who will be getting this Journal. Stamp the first letter of their name in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock. Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch. Put Dimensionals on the back. 2. Stamp the Tag shape with the Rose Coral Chalk ink on Chalkboard Paper (Basic Black just won’t look as good with this ink.) Punch it out with the Note Tag Punch. Put Dimensionals on the back. 3. Choose two Ribbons. 1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon and 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta were used. Cut a 2″ length of each. Fold them in half and staple onto the top of your Tag. Now add the Circle Punch with the letter on it. 4. Run two strips of Washi Tape along the folded edge of your Journal. Rub the Washi Tape really well so it will stay attached. Otherwise the ends tend to come up. 5. Position your Tag as desired and attach with Dimensionals.
Candy bar with Punch Art Santa Claus coming tomorrow.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Color your Stamp with Basic Black and Tangerine Tango Markers. Punch out with Note Tag Punch. Put Dimensionals on the back. 2. Cut a 2″ x 4″ piece of Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper. Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. Add the tag from Step 1 to this tag. Put Linen Thread through the ribbon hole in the tag and tie to the Two-Toned Ribbon loose enough so you can adjust the position. 3. Fill your Cello Bag with Treats. Tie the Two-Toned Ribbon around the top. Adjust the Tag position. Your Treat Bag is now ready to give away!