Woodland Embossing Folder Card Video

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

This Video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

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

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

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Punch Bat Card

This cut Happy Halloween Bat Card is easy to make.  You even get to use real Punches!

This Video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla
Basic Black
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper #144610
Punches:  1-1/2″ Circle  #138299
3/4″ Circle  #119873
Embellishments:  Rhinestones  #144220
Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon  #144129
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  SCORE and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango ink on the lower right corner about 1/2″ above the bottom edge.
3.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 1″ x 3-3/4″.  Attach it to the card front about 1″ from the bottom.  Tie your ribbon around the card front and tie in a knot.  Position as desired.  Use a Glue Dot or two to hold it in place if necessary.
4.  Punch the Bat and attach to your card front as shown in the video.
5.  Attach the card front to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Stamp Happy Halloween on you envelope flap if desired.

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Punched Pumpkin Card

This cute Punch Art Pumpkin Card can be made with either or both Punches or Framelits.  Change the sentiment to use for ANY Fall occasion.
Punch Art Pumpkin Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Early Espresso
Pumpkin Pie
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Whisper White
Early Espresso
Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Layering Oval Framelits #141706
Punch:  1-1/2″ Circle Punch  #138299
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon #144116
Tools:  Fringe Scissors (retired) OR Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge #141337
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Early Espress card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~Whisper White at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Sponge all over with Crushed Curry ink.  Then sponge with a pouncing motion in random spots to get the effect you want.
~Cut out 3 of the smaller ovals from Pumpkin Pie card stock with your Big Shot.
~Punch out 3 1-1/2″ circles from Pumpkin Pie card stock.
~Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock wity Early Espresso ink.  Cut out with a Layering Oval Framelit.  Cut a Scallop Oval slightly larger from Early Espresso card stock.  Layer together with SNAIL or Glue Dots.
~Cut Old Olive at 1-1/4″ x 5″.  Put some Tear & Tape along one of the long edges.  Now cut your grass blades to the Tear & Tape.
2. Assemble:
~Attach your Grass with the Tear and Tape to the bottom edge of your sponged Whisper White.
~Cut your Ribbon about 16″ long.  Put SNAIL on the back leaving 3″ at each end without tape on.  Wrap the ribbon around the grass.  Tie a knot on the left side.  Trim ends.
~Lay out the Oval and Circle Pumpkins and the sentiment.
~Attach two Ovals to the sponged layer, slightly overlapping with Fast Fuse.  Attach the last Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center of the other Ovals.  Repeat with the Circles.  Cut stems with Paper Snips from Old Olive cardstock.
~Attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope.  Sponge the edges and flap if desired.

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Pumpkin Thank You Card

Make this quick and easy Fall Thank You card with a variety of Pumpkin Stamps from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set.  Add a punched sentiment and your card is finished!
Pumpkin Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Pick a Pumpkin  Wood Mount #144989, Clear Mount #144993
One Big Meaning  Wood Mount #138788, Clearn Mount #139420
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Tangerine Tango
Pumpkin Pie
Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie
Whisper White
Peekaboo Peach
Punch:  Everyday Label #144668
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your sentiment in Cajun Craze ink on Peekaboo Peach cardstock and punch out with the Everyday Label Punch.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
4.  Stamp your Pumpkins on the bottom in Tangerine Tango and Pumpkin Pie.  Stamp your Gourd in Always Artichoke.
5.  Lay your punched sentiment, word side down, where you want it to be.  Stamp your three leaf stems in Always Artichoke ink.
6.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of your punched sentiment and attach to card front.
Your card is finished!
7.  Optional Envelope:  Stamp pumpkins, leaf stems, or gourds on the lower corners of your envelope front or on the envelope flap.

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Halloween Cat Banner Card

Here is another Halloween Cat Card made by Kiev.  This time with a Banner and some Copper Trim and on a background of Witch’s Hats.  You can just punch the Cat from the patterned paper as shown OR stamp the face on cardstock and punch it out.  Have fun making this card for family, friends, or just yourself!
Spooky Cat Banner Halloween Card

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper #144610
Punch:  Cat Punch #144666
Ribbon:  1/4″ Copper Trim #144179
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.  Cut your Witch’s Hat paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie card stock at 1-1/4″ x  4″.   Notch the ends by cutting in the center of each end about 3/4″.  Cut from the edge corners to the end of your cut line on all four corners to make your notches.  Attach to card front 1-1/2″ down from top edge.
4.  Punch out your Cat from the Designer Series Paper.  Watch the Cat Punch Video for more detailed instructions.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your Cat.  Remove backing and set down sticky side up.  Wrap some Copper Trim over the Banner for form an Oval.  Stick your Cat on top of the Copper Trim making sure at least 1-2 Dimensionals are touching the Copper Trim.
You are finished!
6.  Decorate your envelope flap with a matching piece of Designer Series Paper if you want.

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Fall Pumpkin Card

This is a quick and easy all-occasion Fall Pumpkin card.  You can change the sentiment and papers for a whole new look!
Fall Pumpkin Card

SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #146021:  *Painted Harvest stamps + *Leaf Punch (Available as Bundle until January 2, 2018)
Stamps:  *
Painted Autumn Photopolymer #144783
Ink:  Garden Green
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla #144237
Peekaboo Peach
Tangerine Tango
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch: *Leaf #144667
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Peekaboo Peach at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Patterned Pumpkin Paper at 2″ x 4″.
~Punch two Garden Green Leaves
2. Stamp & Cut.  Stamp your sentiment in Garden Green ink on Tangerine Tango card stock.  Cut out with the Lots of Label Framelit that fits best and your Big Shot.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
3. Assemble.
~Attach your Peekaboo Peach card stock and your Pumkin Paper to your card base front lining up the side edges and maing the border around them fairly even.
~Attach your stamped label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Decide where you want your leaves.  Put either Glue Dots or Glue on the leaf parts that will attach to the lable.  Attach.
You are finished with your card!
4.  Envelope.  If desired you can either:  stamp leaves on the envelope, Put patterned paper on the envelope flap, or punch out leaves and Glue to envelope (Tombow Glue).

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Spooky Cat Halloween Card

This is a quick and easy Spooky Cat and Moon Halloween Card.  The hardest part is punching out the cat after embossing it’s face on the Basic Black Card stock.  If you have the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper you can just punch out a cat!  No embossing needed!!
Spooky Cat and Moon Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle #146014:  *Spooky Cat Photopolymer stamp set + *Cat Punch (Available at 10% off through January 2, 2018)
Stamps:  *Spooky Cat Photopolymer #144749
Ink:  VersaMark
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Basic Black
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper #144610
Punch: *Cat Punch #144666
Cat Face:  White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Other:  Stamping Sponge
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your card front Happy Halloween paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge around the edges with Cajun Craze ink.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cat.  Check out the Cat Punch Video!
~Option 1:  Punch out of the Cat paper.  You may have to trim close to the bottom of the cat so the Punch can get close enough to punch it out.
~Options 2:  Cut a 3″ square piece of Basic Black card stock.  Rub card stock with Embossing Buddy #103083.  Set the punch next to the card stock so you can guess where to stamp the eyes in VersaMark ink.  Stamp.  Add White Embossing Powder.  Remove Excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Punch out, positioning the cat face inside the cat head before you punch.
4.  Cat Layers.
~Cut  a 3-1/4″ square of Basic Black card stock.
~Cut the Tree and Moon Paper 3″ Square lining up where it meets the next picture square.
~Attach the Moom Paper to the Basic Black Square.  Attach the Cat with Tombow Glue.
~Attach this square to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
You have finished the card!
5. Envelope.  if desired stamp some of the images from the stamp set on your card front along the bottom or sides, and/or on the envelope flap/back.

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Cat Punch Video

The Cat Punch is very popular this Fall.  Here is a video with some tips on using it.

This Video is 4 minutes and 20 seconds long.

VIDEO SUPPLIES:
Spooky Cat Stamps & Cat Punch Bundle #146014  (Save 10%)
Cat Punch #144666
Spooky Cat Photopolymer stamp set #144749
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper #144610

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Blue Flower Card

I finally received my Holiday Catalog PreOrder!  The Blue Flower and Leaves on this card uses the Painted Harvest Stamp set and Leaf Punch available as a Bundle.  You can start ordering from the 2017 Holiday Catalog TODAY!  You can see the pdf HERE.
Blue Flower Card

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SUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Painted Harvest stamp set + Leaf Punch #146021  (Bundle available until January 2, 2018)
Stamps:  *Painted Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Inks:  Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Pacific Point
Lemon Lime Twist
Wild Wasabi
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Marina Mist
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  *Leaf Punch #144667
Tools:  Scissors
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108
*=Part of the Bundle.  Bundles are only available for the time period of the catalog they are first in.  After that the pieces will have to be purchased separately if they are still available.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock:
~Leaves:  Stamp 3 sets of leaves.  Solid stamp=Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Lined stamp=Wild Wasabi ink.
~words in Memento Black ink.  Leave enough room around the edges for the Framelit to cut it out.
~Flower:  Flower Center stamp:  Pacific Point ink.  Large flower stamp:  1st in Soft Sky ink.  2nd in Marina Mist ink-Rotate the stamp 180 degrees so you get a mor full looking flower.  Smaller flower stamp:  Pacific Point.
3.  Cut & Punch:
~Punch the Leaves with the Leaf Punch.
~Cut out your words with the Stitched Shapes Framelit that best fits.  I left space on the left side for the flower to overlap the die cut.
~Use scissors to fussy cut your flower.  It goes pretty quickly if you cut a fairly close circle around the outside of the petals.  Then you just need to cut inbetween the petals.
4.  Adhesive:
~Put a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional behind each of the leaves.
~Put either Mini or Regular Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the flower.
~Lay out everything where you want it.  Attach the leaves first, then the Stitched Framelit die cut, then the Flower.
5. Decorate your Envelope.  Stamp some leaves on your envelope on the lower front corners and on the flap.  Get the receiver excited to open your card!

You can buy all the supplies to make this card at My Online Store.  Make sure and use the Hostess Code for the month if your order is under $150.

Happy Anniversary Chairs

We are celebrating an anniversay in our family so I made a card using the die cut chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits for the happy couple.
Under the Trees Outdoor Anniversary Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sheltering Tree  Photopolymer #137163
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Happy Birthday Gorgeous  Photopolymer #143662
Inks:  Garden Green
Wild Wasabi
Chocolate Chip
Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Big Shot:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Punch:  Classic Label  #141491
Other:  Watercolor Pencils  #141709
Blender Pen
Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

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 with the Sheltering Tree stamps:
~The grass in Garden Green ink five times on the bottom edge of your card base.
~The Tree trunks & branches in Chocolate Chip ink on top of the grass hills.
~The Tree leaves in Wild Wasabi ink over the tree branches.
3.  Stamp Happy Anniversary twice in Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then stamp the Classic Label Frame from Happy Birthday Gorgeous over the Happy Anniversary.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.
4.  Die cut two chairs from Whisper White card stock.  (You might want to attach the Happy Anniversary to each chair before attaching to card base.)  Attach to card base with Fine Tip Glue.

Make someone’s anniversary special by making them this fun anniversary card!  Get everything to make this card at My Online Store:  nendykerr.stampinup.net .

Flowers and Diamonds Eclectic Layers Card

This card uses the Eclectic Layers Thinlits dies.  It is pretty quick to make.  You can choose your own color combination if you want.  This card will go to my youngest daughter whose favorite color has always been Lemon Lime Twist (with a variety of color names).
Flowers and Diamonds Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Beautiful You  Wood Mount #143004, Clear Mount #143637
Ink:  Emerald Envy
Card Stock:  Lemon Lime Twist
Powder Pink
Melon Mambo
Pool Party
Tranquil Tide
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits #143774
Punch:  3/4″ Circle  #119873
Adhesives:  Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue
Fast Fust or SNAIL
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  #144108

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Lemon Lime Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut out everything.
~Cut out three Melon Mambo detailed flowers using both the lined flower Thinlit and the flower outline Framelit.  Yes, I used them at the same time.  If you have the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, use them for this step.
~Cut out three Powder Pink flower outline Framelits.  Attach the flowers together with Glue.
~Cut out the Diamond shape from Tranquil Tide card stock.  Fussy cut around the outside edges.  Glue to a piece of Pool Party card stock and cut around the outside in a straight line.  (I had originally thought about fussy cutting again, but didn’t)
~Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Emerald Envy Ink.  Punch out.  Add Mini Dimensionals to the back.
3.  Lay out everything where you want it on your card front.  Attach one piece at a time.  Add the sentiment last.

You can get all the supplies to make this card in My Online Store:  (Please copy and paste) https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2040075

Sorry I have not been able to fix the links yet.  Now that my family reunion is over and my company is gone I will start looking for a new theme because the updates still have not made it so I can add links.

Crafting Forever Pen Card

Here is another pretty quick and easy Crafting Forever card.  It is stepped up a little from the last post with the addition of Ribbon and a Label.
Crafting Forever Pen Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Label Me Pretty stamp set + Pretty Label Punch  Wood Bundle #145304, Clear Mount Bundle #145305
Stamps:
 Crafting Forever  Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Ink:  Memento Black
Tranquil Tide
Markers:  Tranquil Tide
Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Pool Party
Ribbon:  Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron #144198
Adhesives:  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.  Stamp your Pens in Memento Black ink directly onto your card base.  (I would recommend you start stamping at the top.)  Stamp as shown alternating the direction of the pens for each row.
3.  Choose a group of pens to color.
4.  Tie your ribbon around your card front tying a bow.  Attach your ribbon to your card with a Glue Dot or two under the knot.
5.  Choose the Label Me Pretty stamp you want and stamp in Tranquil Tide ink on Pool Party card stock.  Color the Crafting Forever and the swirl underneath with your Tranquil Tide Marker.  Stamp inside your Label.  I wish I would have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Punch out with your Pretty Label Punch.  Attach to your card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Have fun making this card for one of your crafting friends….. or a friend who likes to write.

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.