Eastern Palace Gold & Purple Sticker Card

This Elegant Gold & Purple card uses Fresh Fig card stock for the purple and the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers for the Gold.  Top it off with a greeting on Whisper White card stock.  You have a finished card in less than FIVE minutes!
Eastern Palace Purple and Gold Vinyl Sticker CardSUPPLIES:
The supplies here are from either the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle OR the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle available May 1-31, 2017.  Individual items are available starting June 1, 2017.
Stamps:
 Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Ink:  Fresh Fig  #144082
Card Stock:  Fresh Fig
Whisper White
Punch:  Classic Label  #141491
Other:  Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers #144150
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Fresh Fig card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Place a border sticker on each long side.  Trim off the extra “flower” which you will use on your punch.
3.  Add your circle sticker and the center sticker.  Remember to pull the excess clear sticker part from the center flower sticker.
4.  Stamp Hello in Fresh Fig ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Add the trimmed off flowers to each end by the Hello.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
You are finished!

Available May 1-31, 2017    available May 1-31, 2017

Enjoy making this quick and easy Eastern Palace card today!

Diagonal Twist Flower Card

Here is another diagonal  twist card – this time with a Flower and small sentiment.  We are still using the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle plus a few extras.  This card uses the leftover diagonal cut pieces from the card on Monday.
Diagonal Twist Flower CardSUPPLIES:
*Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207
Stamps:  *Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set  #143675
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Inks:  *Tranquil Tide #144085
*Lemon Lime Twist #144086
*Fresh Fig #144082
Card Stock:  *Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148-Tranquil Tide & Dapper Denim
Whisper White
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  #144147
Big Shot:  *Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Optional Pearl for flower center:  Metal Rimmed Pearls #138394, Basic Pearls are being reconfigured and will be available June 1st.

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 2 pieces of patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut the first piece diagonally.
For the second piece:
~Put it with the other side up.
~Hold one of the first cut diagonal pieces next to it to help you decide which way to cut it diagonally.  Cut.
~Do you want to sponge around the edge?  If you do, do it now.  (I am out of town and forgot my sponges.  I miss them!!!)
~Lay one of each pattern on your card front.  Attach the bottom/right side first.  Then attach the top/left side.  Mine overlapped a little along the diagonal center to get it straight.
~Add a border sticker to the one edge if desired.
~Repeat with the other two diagonal pieces.  I put these on a Tranquil card base.  See Monday’s post for this card.
3.  Stamp the Eastern Beauty Flower on Whisper White card stock with Fresh Fig ink.  Stamp the little heart inside each petal with Fresh Fig ink.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Tranquil Tide ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Stamp the circles or other small image with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
5.  Cut a Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit from Tranquil Tide card stock.  Attach the die cut Flower to it.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attach the to the upper left part of the card.  Attach your sentiment to the lower right part of the card.  I would put a pearl in the center of the flower if I had one.  🙂

      

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3 Balloon Birthday Card

This Balloon Birthday Card was made by my helper Kiev and features the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Carried Away Sale-a-bration paper.  It is quick to make and will be enjoyed by both birthday boys, girls, men, and women.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh So Succulent Photopolymer #142992
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Mint Macaron
Whisper White
Peekaboo Peach
Night of Navy
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Carried Away Designer Series Paper 12X12 #143608 (available until March 31, 2017 FREE with $50 purchase)
Punch:  Balloon Bouquet #140609
Ribbon:  Sending Love 1/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Carried Away papers:  2″ x 5-1/4″ and 3″ x 4″
~Mint Macaron 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Whisper White 1/2″ x 2-1/2″  Stamp Happy Birthday in Night of Navy ink and cut notches on each end.
Punch your Balloons:
~Large Balloon from each Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
2.  Now lay out all the pieces to get them where you want.  Then attach to the card base.
~Lay the 2″ x 5-1/4″ Carried Away paper on the card base next to the fold.
~Attach the 3″ x 4″ Carried Away paper to the 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Mint Macaron.  Center on the front of the card.
~Place the balloons and Happy Birthday on the 3″ x 4″ Carried Away paper.  Attach the Happy Birthday with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach the Peekaboo Peach and Night of Navy Balloons with Fast Fuse.  Attach the Glimmer Paper Balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie a Bow with the 1/8″ White Ribbon and attach it to the Glimmer Paper Balloon with a Glue Dot or two.

Try making this Birthday card with a variety of patterned papers and change the Balloon colors to coordinate with the paper.

 

My Valentine Box

This 3″x3″x3″ Valentine box is perfect for small gifts or lots of candy or a cupcake or other treat.
Valentine treat or gift boxSUPPLIES:
Boxes:  White Gift Boxes (Food safe)  #142000
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Tags & Labels Framelits  #138282
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
Other:  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Stamping Sponges
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your paper into four 2-3/4″ squares.  Attach to sides.  Cut 1″ strips for the top.  Attach the first strip diagonally down the center, then a strip on each side leaving a white strip in between each patterned strip.
2.  Sponge around the edges in Real Red ink if desired.
3.  Punch out the Bow Builder Punch twice from Red Glimmer Paper.  Put together with Glue Dots.  Attach to the lid with Glue Dots.
4.  Stamp My Valentine in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with one of the Large Tags and Labels tag framelits.
5.  Cut 6″ of each the Real Red and Whisper White ribbon.  Put together and fold in half.  Put the fold through the tag hold and put the ends through the loop formed by the fold.  Pull tight.  Trim ribbon ends.
6.  Attach tag to box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  Fill with treat or small gift.

Have fun giving out your Valentine Treats and Gifts in this Valentine Box.

Lots of Hearts Valentine Card

We made this Lots of Hearts Valentine’s Card at my class last Friday.  It was a favorite!  I hope you enjoy making one also.
Lots of Hearts Valentine CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144705:  Sealed with Love Photopolymer stamp set + Love Notes Framelits
Stamps:  *Sealed with Love Photopolymer #142815
First Sight  Clear #140688  (Apparently this is no longer available in Wood Mount)
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #142733
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
*Love Notes Framelits #142752
Sweet and Sassy (Heart) Framelits #141707  OR use the Sweetheart Punch #133786
Other:  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue
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 Sending Love paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Stamp in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock:
~Happy Valentine’s Day
~First Sight heart
4.  Cut out:
~The heart you stamped with either the Sweetheart Punch (shown) or one of the Sweet and Sassy Framelits.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
~The heart from the Sending Love paper with either the Sweetheart Punch (shown), a Sweet and Sassy Framelit, or fussy cut it.
~Happy Valentine’s Day with the Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
~The Heart Strip:  Cut Real Red card stock at 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Place the straight edge of the Heart Strip Framelit and run through your Big Shot.
5.  Assemble.  Lay out all the pieces on your card front in the position you want them.  Attach:
~The Heart Strip with Tombow Glue
~The Heart cut outs and the Happy Valentine’s Day with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Tie a bow with the Real Red Sending Love Ribbon.  Attach it with 2-3 Glue Dots.
6.  Decorate your envelope by stamping some of the heart stamps on your envelope front and/or flap.

Enjoy making this Lots of Hearts Valentine’s Day Card

Glassine Paper Bow Card

This is a quick and easy card using Glassine paper for the background, a doily for the next layer, and a punched bow for the focal point.  You can substitute any paper for the Glassine sheet, a die cut for the Doily, and a tied ribbon bow for the punched bow.  You can also add a stamped greeting if desired.
Glassine Bow CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Marina Mist
Sending Love Glassine Sheets #142734  (or use Vellum)
Lace Doilies #142793  Choose either the White or Vanilla side
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
Other:
 Stamping Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Silicone Craft Sheet  #127853

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sending Love Glassine Sheet at 3-1/2″ x 6″.  The Glassine Sheet is 6″ wide.  You can also use Vellum or patterned paper instead of the Glassine Sheet.
3.  Angle your Glassine Sheet so it touches both the top right corner and the bottom left corner.  Make marks slightly past the edges on both sides so you know where to apply your adhesive.  You can use Glue Dots, but they show through the corners.
~Since I made this I have learned a new way to attach Glassine and Vellum without the adhesive showing through.
~Cut a Sponge wedge
~Put about a 3/4″ circle of Tombow Glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Pounce your Sponge wedge to cover the rounded part with Tombow Glue.
~Now Pounce your gluey Sponge Wedge evenly on the back of your Glassine Sheet or Vellum.
~Attach your Glassine Sheet to your card front, being careful to not glue it to the surface underneath.
~ Spread your Bone Folder over the top to flatten.
~Attach your Lace Doily using the gluey Sponge Wedge.
~Turn card over so the card front is facing down.  Let dry while you make your Bow.
4.  Punch your Marina Mist card stock twice with the Bow Builder Punch as you need two of most parts.
~Use your Bone Folder to curl the longer Bow pieces and one of the smallest rectangle pieces.  The Bow ends do not need to be curled.
~Attach the ends of one long Bow piece together with a Glue Dot.  Now attach the ends of the other Bow piece together with a Glue Dot.  Attach the end of the two long Bow pieces together with a Glue Dot with one on the right side and one on the left side.
~Attach one Bow end to the bottom of each Long Bow piece with 2 Glue Dots so the Bow ends stick out evenly at the ends of the Long Bow pieces.
~Now attach the curled rectangle piece around the center of the Bow using a Glue Dot at each end and having the ends meet at the back of the Bow.
5.  Attach the Bow to your card front with 3 Glue Dots.  Your card is finished.

Enjoy making this easy Bow Card.

Let’s Celebrate Balloon Birthday Card

The Balloon Adventures Bundle is really fun to use!  Make this simple Celebration card with just a few supplies to celebrate a birthday or other occasion.
Lets Celebrate Balloon Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144708:  Balloon Adventures stamp set + Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. Bundle available until May 31, 2017
Stamps:  *Balloon Adventures Photopolymer #142823
Inks:  Tempting Turquoise
Island Indigo
Whisper White Craft #101731
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot:  *Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits  #142753
Punch:  Project Life Corner Rounder #135346
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base ar 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Balloon shape out of Tempting Turquoise card stock.  The sides will need to be cut along the embossed edge lines with either your Paper Trimmer or scissors.
3.  Stamp:
~Balloons in Whisper White ink.  Whisper White Craft ink takes a little longer to dry so avoid touching it for a few minutes.
~Banner in Tempting Turquoise ink
~Let’s Celebrate in Island Indigo ink
4.  Round all four corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Attach to card front.

Happy Celebrating!

Happy Birthday Candle Card

This Flower Birthday Candle card uses the Candle Punch and two layers of card stock to make a multi-colored candle.  The flowers are colored with markers.  So choose your birthday person’s favorite two colors to make your version of this card.
Flower Birthday Candle CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
Markers:  Daffodil Delight
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Whisper White
So Saffron
Watermelon Wonder
Punch:  Candle Border #142764
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch your Candle Border along one of the 5-1/2″ edges starting in the center, then punch each edge.  Use your Paper Trimmer to cut 1/4″ off each 4″ side to just above the candles.  Use scissors to cut the off the 1/4″ section off above the candle at the edge. You can cut at an angle if you want to.
3.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Watermelon Wonder ink.  Color the flowers with Daffodil Delight Marker and the leaves and stems with Old Olive Marker.
4.  Cut a 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of both Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron.  Attach under the candles.  I just ran SNAIL along the bottom edge and over the candles, using my fingers to move the SNAIL from the open parts of the candles.  Add the Watermelon Wonder card stock strip along the bottom edge so it shows through the candle cut outs.  Line up the So Saffron strip so it touches the Watermelon Wonder strip.  Make sure there is enough adhesive to attach the top.
5.  Attach the card front to the card base with SNAIL.

Have fun making this Birthday Card in a variety of colors.

 

Guest Stamper: Deborah-Christmas Tags

My good friend Deborah gave me these Christmas Tags she made.  They are so cute I wanted to share them with you.  Use them as inspiration for making your own Christmas Tags!  Enjoy!

This bright green and red Snowflake tag is 4-1/2″ tall x 3″ wide.
Christmas TagThis blue polka dot tag is 4-1/4″ high x 2-3/8″ wide.
Blue Snowflake polka dot Christmas Tag
This Gingerbread Man Tag is 4″ tall x 2-1/2″ wide and uses the Cookie Cutter Punch.
deborahs-christmas-tags-005This Reindeer Tag is 4-1/2″ tall x 2″ wide.
Reindeer Christmas TagThis Snowman Tag is 5-1/4″ tall x 2-1/4″ wide.
Snowman Christmas TagThis Poinsettia Tag uses the Reason for the Season stamp set and the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  It is 5″ tall x 4″ wide.
Poinsettia Christmas TagMerry Christmas Tag Making!

 

Halloween Hershey Nugget Treat Bag

Halloween is the perfect time to use the 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags.  You can use these for a variety of treats and make a topper to match the occasion.
Hershey Ghostly Halloween Treat Bag

SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Spooky Fun  Photopolymer #142236
Ink:  Memento Black
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock: Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Basic Black
Halloween Night Designer Series Paper #142022
Punches:  Owl Builder  #118074
Blossom Builder #141469
Bags:  2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags #141703
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tear & Tape
Candy:  6 Hershey Nuggets-any variety or other candy that measures about 1-1/4″ wide from your local store or candy stash  😉

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Candy.
~Cut your Patterned paper at 3/4″ x 3″ for each candy.  You can get 4 strips from a 3/4″ x 12″ piece of patterned paper.  I used both sides of the paper and alternated which side was up.
~Put a Glue Dot on each end of the back side and wrap around the candy.
~Repeat, alternating which pattern is up.  Put in the bag.
2. Bag Topper.
~Cut your Pumpkin Pie card stock at 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Score and fold at 2-3/4″.
Ghosts.  Punch from Whisper White card stock:
~1 Owl,  Trim off the pointy ears and cut the bottom curvy.  You can either use the Owl Punch to punch out two Basic Black eyes and glue them on or just draw them on with your Black Marker.
~Use the Blossom Builder Punch to punch 1 Large Petal, 1 Smaller Petal for Ghosts.  Draw on the eyes with your Black Marker.
3.  Assembly
~Lay out your Ghosts.  Decide where to stamp the bats and the Trick or Treat.
~Stamp the bats and Trick or Treat in Black ink on the Topper.
~Attach your Ghosts.  I attached the Owl Ghost with Dimensionals and the other two with Glue Dots.
4.  Attach Topper.
~Put your candy in the 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag.  Flatten out the top of the bag.
~Put a strip of Tear & Tape on each side of the bag back.  Remove tape backing.
~Hold Topper and center over bag top with bottom of Topper above the candy.   Press to attach to Tear & Tape.
~Put 4 Glue Dots on the front of the Bag.  Press down the front of the Topper.
5.  Make more for your Halloween Treats.  You can even have your kids help you with these!  They may not turn out perfect, but you will all have fun crafting together!

Happy Halloween Crafting! 

You’re The Best Flower Card

We made this All Occasion card at a Church Women’s Group activity.  There were lots of different word stamps out for them to use.  They all loved it!
You're the Best Punch Art Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Friendly Wishes  Wood #138698, Clear #139579
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Night of Navy
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663
Punches:  Pansy  #130698
Flower Medallion  #137417
3/4″ Circle Punch  #119873
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut the rest of your card stock:
~Whisper White at 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
~Melon Mambo at 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Patterned Paper at 1″ x 5-1/2″
3.  Punch:
~Flower Medallion in Melon Mambo card stock
~Pansy in Whisper White
~3/4″ Circle in Night of Navy
Layer your Flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add the Circle to the Flower center with a Glue Dot.
4.  Stamp your words in Night of Navy ink on the bottom of your Whisper White card stock.   Attach your Flowers.
5.  Attach your Whisper White layer to the Melon Mambo layer with Fast Fuse.
6.  Attach your strip of Patterned Designer Series Paper to the center of your Night of Navy card base with Fast Fuse.  Add your Flower layers to your card front.

Enjoy making this All Occasion Flower card in a variety of colors with words to fit the occasion.

Poinsettia Baker’s Box

Here is a quick Christmas Poinsettia Baker’s Box perfect for those small gifts or treats.
Christmas Poinsettia Bakers BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Reason for the Season Photopolymer #139730
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Tags and Labels Framelits #138282
Punch:  Festive Flower Builder #139682
Embellishments:  Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape #141985
Baker’s Twine Trio Pack #141999
Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edged Ribbon #141984
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
2.  Choose the Washi Tape pattern you like and apply next to the fold lines as shown in photo.
3.  Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
4. Punch and assemble Poinsettia Flower.
~Punch 4 times from Red Glimmer Paper.
~Fold all flower pieces in half length-wise with a Bone Folder so your flower will have some dimension.
~Attach two of the small double flowers that look like a funny bow tie in the center with a Glue Dot or two.
~Attach the four medium petals in between the smaller petals that you already attached.  Use at least two Glue Dots.
~Now add the four large petals so they line up with the small center petals.  If you want your flower to look more round add two more large petals.
~My flower was not holding together well so I criss-crossed Tear & Tape across the back of the large and medium Petals, then attached it to the front of the box.
~Add two of the + pieces to the center with the white side showing.  Use a Glue Dot in the center of each and attach to the Flower center.
3.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
4.  Finish:
~Stamp Merry Christmas on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.  Cut out with the Desired Tags & Labels Framelit.  Make sure and use the Small Circle Framelit to cut out the hole.  Or you can use a 1/4″ Hole Punch like I did.  Tie it onto the front hole in your Baker’s Box.  Use a Glue Dot to hold it in position.
~Tie your Baker’s Box closed with the 3/4″ Real Red Ribbon.

Baker's Box-Buy Now

Have fun making your own Christmas Baker’s Box.  I hope you have enjoyed see ing a variety of ways to use your Baker’s Box Thinlits!

Welcome Baby Lily Card

My friend’s granddaughter just gave birth to a little girl named Lily.  I hope you enjoy this fun Baby Card!
Baby Card for LilySUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Something for Baby stamps and Thinlits  Wood #
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Flirty Flamingo
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack #141657
Big Shot:  Lucky Stars embossing folder #135817
Punch:  Classic Label #
Other:  Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  Sponge Flirty Flamingo ink around the edges.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock, then cut out with coordinating die or punch:
~Sweet Sugarplum ink:  booties, Hello Baby
~Flirty Flamingo ink:  bib, flower
~Onsie: Cut from Playful Palette Sweet Sugarplum Polka Dot paper.
4.  Arrange all pieces where you want them.  Attach Hello Baby with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Glue on all the other pieces.
5.  If you want to add some interest to the envelope flap, emboss it with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.

Welcome to Baby Lilly who happens to have LOTS of dark hair!

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 Wedding Card in Red and Silver

A friend of mine was married earlier this month so I used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit to make her a Wedding card.
Tiffany's Bloomin' Heart Wedding CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings  Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Silver Glimmer Paper
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits  #140621
Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707
Punch:  Decorative Label  #120907
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit from Silver Glimmer Paper.  It will cut best if you put the Thinlit on the White side of the Glimmer Paper.  You can also cut five small hearts using the Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelits.  (NOTE: I used a retired punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack.)  Glue the Hearts onto your card front.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a Real Red Enamel Shapes Heart if desired.
4.  If desired, add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ insert in the center of the card to write on.

Enjoy making cards with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.

Thoughtful Branches Flower Birthday Card

This fun Flower Birthday Card is made with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle which is only available until August 31, 2016.  Enjoy making a variety of cards with this Bundle.
Thoughtful Branches Flower Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches #144328 (available until Aug 31, 2016)
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings   Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
So Saffron
Garden Green
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp your Flower with Crushed Curry ink on So Saffron card stock paying attention where the tab is.  Now cut it out with the coordinating Thinlit matching the tab with where the stamp tab.  Cut out the stem and leaves from Garden Green card stock.
4.  Lay out Flower and Stem with leaves on your card front in the desired position.  Glue to card front.
5.  Cut your So Saffron Banner at 1-1/4″ x 4″ or so.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Garden Green ink.  Cut your Banner notches with the Banner Triple Punch centering the Banner in the punch.  (Note:  you can cut the Banner piece at 1″ to make it easier to punch.)  Add to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy the versatility of the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

 

Oh Happy Day in Navy & White

This card uses the Floral Phrases stamp set for the stamped border and the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper for  the center of the card.  I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set with the Classic Label Punch for the sentiment.  This card takes a little bit more time, but gives a WOW!
Navy & White Floral Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Floral Phrases  Wood #141764, Clear #141767
Thoughtful Banners  Photopolymer #141614
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White for your card base
Night of Navy
Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663
Punch:  Classic Label  #141491
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp your Floral Phrases border stamps 1/2″ from both the top and bottom edges in Night of Navy ink.
4.  Cut your Floral Boutique paper at 2-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  Center it between your stamped border and attach.  Attach your card front to your card base.
5.  Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock in Night of Navy ink.  Also stamp the border around your words in Night of Navy ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensional halves.

Enjoy the monochromatic look of Navy and White with the Floral Boutique paper combined with the Floral Phrases stamp set.

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 Friends Bunny Card

I saw a couple of Bunnies made with the Foxy Friends Bundle, but tweaked it so I was happy with the ears.  I hope you enjoy making your own version of this Bunny.
Foxy Friends-BunnySUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends Photopolymer stamp set + Fox Builder Punch  #142326
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
Memento Black
Cucumber Crush
While Wasabi
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Chocolate Chip
Punch: Classic Label #141491
Other:  Stamping Sponges #141337
Paper Snips
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Let’s make the Bunny first.  You can use either a 1-1/2″ strip or a 2-1/2″ strip of Whisper White to punch out the Bunny Body, Head, and two Tails which become ears.  Punch out 1 Pink Pirouette Classic Label.  Fold it in half so the points match, then cut on the fold line.
2.  Hold the two “Ears” (Tail punch part) together and trim off the curved ends to get the shape of ears you want.  Trim the Pink Pirouette Label halves (at the same time) to get the inside of the Bunny Ears.  I had the pointed part of the Classic Label go at the bottom of the Ears.  Glue together.
3.  Trim the ears off the Bunny Head.  Choose the eyes and nose stamp you want.  Stamp the face.  It was easier to dot each eye on the Memento Black and the nose on the Flirty Flamingo ink pad, then to use Markers.  Make sure there is no excess ink on the stamp as it will end up on your Bunny.  Glue the ears to the head now.
4.  Stamp two Flirty Flamingo paws on the Bunny Body.  Glue the Body to the Head.
5.  Stamp the Tree Stump on Chocolate Chip card stock with Early Espresso ink.  Cut out.  All the small stuff is finished now.
6.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge the “Grass” with Crushed Cucumber ink at the bottom.  Stamp the multi-leaf stem in Wild Wasabi ink on the grass and at the top of the card front (Tree leaves).  Sponge the center with Soft Sky ink until you get the shade you like.
7.  Lay out the Tree Stump and the Bunny in the desired position.  Attach the stump first.  I attached the Bunny with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a sentiment if desired.
8.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Attach your card front to your card base.

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Have fun adding a Bunny to your collection of Foxy Friends animals.

 

Bunch of Blossoms Flower Card in Pinks

This is pretty quick Bunch of Blossoms flower card to make for any occasion.  The three-step stamping add a great look to the flower petals which coordinate with a punch so you do not have to cut them out.  Choose your favorite color(s) and make a rainbow of these flower cards.
Bunch of Blossoms flower card in Pinks

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Bunch of Blossoms Photopolymer stamps ” Blossom Builder Punch #142345
Ink:  Blusing Bride
Rose Red
Real Red
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Adhesives:  Glue Dots and/or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp four flower petals in a 1-1/2″ strip of Whisper White card stock:
~Blushing Bride ink = most solid stamp
~Rose Red-stamp that looks like just part of a petal
~Real Red-outline stamp
3.  Punch out your petals by inserting your stamped strip through the left side.  This will let your petals come out whole.  If you insert the strip from the right, parts will be punched out of your petals.
4.  Decide where you want your flower.  Stamp your stem in Wild Wasabi ink.  Attach your flower petals with two Glue Dots on each petal.  Start with the petal at the top and overlap each petal a little.
5.  Stamp the 5 point flower in Wild Wasabi ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out.  Attach with Glue Dots or Tombow Glue to cover where the bottom of the petals meet.  Stamp a leaf in Wild Wasabi ink.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink.
7.  Stamp the small flowers in Rose Red Ink and the dotted centers in Real Red ink.

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This fun Bunch of Blossoms flower card is great for a variety of occasions and in lots of different colors.