Flower Shop Birthday Card in Pinks

I made this Flower Shop Birthday card in pinks for my granddaughter who turned six this past week.  She loves flowers and sparkles!  Have fun making one of your own!
Julia's Flower Birthday Card

Stamps:  Flower Shop w#130939  c#130942  (Bundle with stamps & punch w#132727  c#132725)
Bring on the Cake  w#128490  c#121958
Ink:  VersaMark
StayzOn Black
Rose Red Marker
Pink Pirouette Marker
Pretty in Pink Marker (oops-retired)
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Squares Collection Framelits Dies #130921
Magnetic Platform  #130658 (to help your Framelits stay in place!)
Punch:  Pansy #130698  (Included in Flower Shop Bundle)
Embossing Powder:  Melon Mambo  #123223
Cherry Cobbler  #122949
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Heat Tool

1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette and of Melon Mambo at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Layer card stock together on the bottom cutting plate which is on your Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform.  Position the Square Scallop Framelit and the next size straight-edge Square Framelit over the card stock layers.  Position the Framelits as desired to form a Frame and a center cut out.  You may not notice but I don’t have a lower Scalloped Edge on my Frame.  You could do a whole Frame and trim it and layer it to fit.  Anyway I used the Melon Mambo Scallop Frame and the Pink Pirouette center.
3.  Rub your Embossing Buddy over your Whisper White card stock.  Stamp 3 flowers of your choice from the Flower Shop stamp set on Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink.  Cover with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.  Put excess back into the jar.  Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool.  Stamp one more flower in VersaMark ink on the card stock.  Cover this one with Melon Mambo Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Punch out with the Pansy Punch.  Arrange in desired positions over Melon Mambo Frame and Pink Pirouette center to determine where to stamp sentiment.
4.  Take your Pink Pirouette center and sentiment stamp.  Stamp the sentiment in Black StayzOn ink.  Color in the Birthday with a Rose Red Marker.
5.  Adhere the Melon Mambo Frame and the Pink Pirouette Center to the card front in the desired position.  Now adhere the flowers in the desired positions.  I would have normally used Dimensionals on the center flower, but I glued it down because this card is for a child.
6.  Add Rhinestones of varied sizes to the flower centers.
7.  Admire your fun Birthday Card!

Purchase the necessary supplies to make this card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Paper Pumpkin Memory Album

The My Paper Pumpkin Kit for this month was a cute little 5″ x 5″ Memory Book.  It came with 2 blank chipboard covers, 2 stamps, a Basic Black Stampin’ Spot ink pad, some punched Designer Series Paper (DSP) pages, 6×6 DSP, 2 rings to hold the book together, buttons, and arrow clip and 4 sheets of self-adhesive stickers.  I used a few things that were not in the Kit.  These were items that were in my “Pieces” Bowl.  Stuff I started to use for another project but didn’t.  I used some Ribbon Trim Roses (Spring Catalog) that I had colored Melon Mambo with a sponge dauber, a few Basic Rhinestones, a mini brad, some green markers, Mosaic Madness Stamp set and Island Indigo ink, a Paper Doily in Melon Mambo, an Melon Mambo embossed Oval from the Oh Hello Stamp Set, the Mosaic Punch, the Rotary Stamp, a gold embossed Crown from the “You Rule” stamp set. Do you want to join in the fun?  Subscribe HERE. SUPPLIES: May 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit Extras Stamp Sets:  Really Good Greetings  w#130330  c#130333 Mosaic Madness  w#130246 c#130249 (Bundle with Punch w#132724  c#132733 Oh Hello  w#131931  c#130733 You Rule (retired-but available for MDS) A Fitting Occasion w#131952  c#127049 Ink:  Island Indigo Garden Green Melon Mambo Rich Razzleberry (I think) Card Stock: Melon Mambo Big Shot:  Paper Doily L Sizzlit Die #125592 Oval Collection Framelits Punches:  Scallop Circle Punches:  1-3/4″, 1-1/4″, 7-8″ Mosaic Other:  Ribbon Rose Trim from Spring Catalog Silver Mini Brad Flower from the Pop-Up Posies Kit (Spring Catalog) Melon Mambo Embossing Powder Dazzling Diamonds Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue Scissors Front Cover:  DSP, Sticker & Stamp from Kit, 3 Ribbon Roses, 3 Rhinestones May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Front Cover Inside Front Cover:  Pool Party card stock, Stickers from Kit. Page 1:  Sticker from Kit, Scallop Circle Punches, Mini Brad, Green Markers, Really Good Greetings Stamp, ink from Kit May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 2 Page 1 Back:  Sticker & Stamp from Kit, Mosaic Madness Stamps, Pop-Up Posies Flower Page 2:  Stickers from Kit, Melon Mambo Paper Doily (Sizzlit & Big Shot) May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 3 Page 2 Back:  Sticker, arrow clip and ink from Kit; Oh Hello stamp set, Melon Mambo Embossing powder, Oval Framelit. Page 3:  Stickers from Kit, Oh Hello Stamp set, Melon Mambo & Garden Green Markers, Island Indigo Ink May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 4 Page 3 Back:  DSP from Kit, Mosaic Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Rotary Stamp Page 4:  Stickers from Kit, Mosaic Madness Stamp. May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 5 Page 4 Back:  Stickers from Kit, Gold Embossed Crown from You Rule Stamp Set, Dazzling Details Page 5:  Stickers from Kit, A Fitting Occasion stamps, Pool Party card stock May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 6 Page 5 Back:  Stickers from Kit. Inside Back Cover:  Pool Party card stock, Stickers from Kit. May 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit-Picture 7Back Cover:  DSP & Stickers from Kit. A Few Notes: The Chipboard Covers came blank with two holes punched 1″ from edge.  I glued on the DSP on one side (Front & Back) and punched the holes out of the DSP.  I then covered the Inside with card stock and punched out the holes.  The holes came pre-punched on the pages.  I didn’t use everything in the kit. Happy Memory Album Making! Nendy

Gingham Garden and Label Love Birthday Card

I used the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper and the Label Love Bundle from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog to make this card.  You can now order items from the 2013-2014 Catalog starting at 12 noon Utah Time (MDT)!  There are SO MANY fun things in this Catalog!  It is hard to choose what to order first, but I almost have my list ready so I can place my order tonight after my class.  I did earn 3 FREE things from Sale-a-bration and recruiting during Sale-a-bration!  Another perk of joining Stampin’ Up!
Gingham Garden DSP & Label Love Bundle Birthday Card

Stamps:  *Label Love w#  130619  c#130622
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:
  Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310
Big Shot:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976
Punches:  *Artisan Label #130920
Itty Bitty Shapes #118309
Other:  Basic Rhinestones
Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Melon Mambo card base at either 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and score and fold at 4-1/4″ OR 4-1/4″ x 11″ and score and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Dry emboss using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.  Wrap your Stitched Satin Ribbon (about 14-16″) around your Gingham Garden embossed paper and tie a knot.  Move knot to desired position.  Adhere Ribbon in place on the back with a glue dot.  Adhere your Gingham Garden piece to card front.
3.  Stamp your Birthday or other sentiment from Label Love in Island Indigo Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with Artisan Label Punch and punch 2 Melon Mambo Artisan Labels.  Punch 3 Itty Bitty Flowers from Melon Mambo.
4.  To make the Melon Mambo layer to go behind your sentiment:  Take your two Melon Mambo punched Artisan Labels.  Cut one in half horizontally and the other in half vertically.  Adhere the horizontally cut labels to the back of the Whisper White sentiment trying to make them stick out evenly from the top and bottom.  Do the same with the vertically cut label on the sides.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Add Basic Rhinestones to center of Itty Bitty punched flowers and Sentiment if desired.
6.  Admire your fun card!

*Label Love Bundle includes Stamp Set and coordinating Artisan Label Punch (15% discount)  w#132723  c#132722

You can purchase all the items to make this card after 12noon today, May 31, 2013, in My Online Store.  Sorry the links weren’t available when I posted this.  Just type the item number in the “Search” box to quickly find the item.  OR go to the category and change “Show 8” to “Show All” for easier browsing.

Happy Stamping!

Roses with a Punch

Do you like Roses?  You can make a Rose with the Fancy Flower Punch and card stock.  I am working on a video to show you how easy it is to make this type of Rose.  Today you will just get a peek of the finished Roses in a Mini Milk Carton Vase.  So be thinking of what color of Roses you want to make.  Look for the video next week.
Fancy Flower Punch RosesMeanwhile gather your supplies:  Fancy Flower Punch, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  You can go ahead and make the Mini Milk Carton vase now if you want to display your Roses.  You will need floral wire (the thicker the better), Needle Nose Pliers, and Wire Cutters.  I used Floral and Craft Glass Marbles in the bottom of the Mini Milk Carton Vase to help the Roses stay positioned.

Watch the Video HERE.

Happy Flower Making!

Blue Ribbon Birthday

I made this Blue Ribbon Birthday Card for a friend.  I really like the way it turned out.  I will miss the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper when it retires next Thursday, May 30th.  Most of the items in the Spring 2013 Catalog will not be carried over.  So…… if there is anything you want or need more of you should get them now.
Blue Ribbon Birthday Card

The Retiring Accessories (everything that is not a flat stamp) are available only while supplies last.  There are even some discounted items still available.  Retiring Stamps are available until June 3rd.

On a happier note, we can start ordering from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog on Friday, May 31st.  I will be having a Play Date that afternoon.  We will be making one card using supplies from the NEW Catalog and then we will work on our own projects.  I will be placing   orders that day for all those who want to be among the first to place an order from the NEW Catalog.

Well, back to the Blue Ribbon Birthday Card.  I do love the bright colors.  You can choose your Designer Series Paper and then use coordinating colors (listed in the catalog and on the package) to make a wonderful card.  You can get a variety of looks just by using different patterned paper, different ink colors, embellishments, and ribbon.  Have fun making your own version of this card!

Stamps:  Blue Ribbon  w#125979  c#125981 not retiring
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Marina Mist
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Whisper White
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper #130670 retiring
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
1″ Circle (I think)
Other:  Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon #122985  retiring
Dahlias #127556  not retiring
Basic Pearls
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Wrap your Melon Mambo Ribbon around the bottom third of your card.  Tie a knot on the right side.  Use Glue Dots if necessary to hold Ribbon in place.  Trim ribbon ends.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Stamp your Blue Ribbon in Melon Mambo on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.  Place some Ribbon on top of the paper ribbon that was punched off.  Hold it together in the shape you want with Glue Dots.  Adhere to the back of your Blue Ribbon with Glue Dots.  Place a Basic Pearl in center of each scallop.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Marina Mist on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out and adhere to center of Blue Ribbon with Dimensionals.
5.  Adhere Dahlias in place with Glue Dots.
6.  Admire you Blue Ribbon Birthday Card!

Happy Stamping!

Crab Punch Art Birthday Card

My grandson loves Crabs lately and turned 5 on Saturday.  So I decided to try and make him a Punch Art Crab for his birthday card.  I saw this Crab on Pinterest but it was an SVG file not Punch Art.  I decided to make it with Punches.  It was pretty easy after I figured it out.  I only used THREE Punches to make it.  I hope you decide to make one too.
Crab Birthday Card

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Crumb Cake
Smoky Slate (coming May 31st!)
Pacific Point
Bashful Blue (retiring)
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (retires May 30th)
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Cajun Craze Marker (I wish I would have sponged around the edges, but I used a Marker)
Basic Black Marker
Pacific Point Marker
Soft Suede Marker
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #19859
Small Oval #120908
1/2″ Circle #119869
Big Shot:  Happy Whale Clearlit #129403  (Retires May 30th)
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Other:  Googly Eye (retired)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Silicone Craft Sheer

Punching Illustrations
~Tangerine Tango:  You will use a little less than 1/4 sheet Tangerine Tango for your Crab.   Punch from Tangering Tango:  Punch out 2 Extra Large Ovals and 2 Small Ovals.  Punch 6 legs as shown in picture.  Punch 2 arms as shown in picture.  Punch 2 eyelids as shown in picture.  Sponge with Tangerine Tango or Cajun Craze now if desired.  (I wish I would have!)
~Whisper White:  Punch 2 eyes from Whisper White with the Small Oval punch.
~Pacific Point:  Punch 2 eyeballs from Pacific Point with the 1/2″ Circle Punch.
Assembling your Crab
1.  Legs and Arms.  Get out your Silicone Craft Sheet and Tombow Glue.  Place 1 Extra Large Oval in the center.  Lay out the 6 legs and 2 arms where you want them.  Glue them in place with Tombow Glue tearing off the parts that are too long.  You only need about 1/4″ of each piece glued to the back.
2.  Eyes.  Attach the Whisper White eyes between the arms.  Attach the Pacific Point eyeballs to the Whisper White eyes.  Now place the eyelids in the desired postitions.  I drew a line with my Cajun Craze Marker on the bottom edge of the eyelids.  You can add white lines or a comma to each of the eyes if you want.  My White Gel Pens have sprouted legs and ran away again.
3.  Pinchers. 
 We only have the 2 Tangerine Tango Small Ovals left.  Hold them together and cut out the “V” for the pinchers.  I cut straight down almost halfway for the first cut.  I made the second cut about 1/4″ away from the edge of the first cut, then cut down to meet the end of the first cut.  I drew a line with my Cajun Craze Marker down the center almost to the other side.
1.  Cut your Pacific  Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8=1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut your Bashful Blue at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front.
2.  Adhere your 2″ x 5-1/4″ Ocean Waves from the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper to the desired height on your card front.
3.  Cut your Crumb Cake card stock at about 1″ x 5-1/2″.  Tear one long edge.  (Optional:  you can sponge the edges if desired.  I just dragged the torn edge on the Baked Brown Sugar ink pad.)  I used the Soft Suede Marker to make little specks of sand on the Crumb Cake card stock.  Adhere at the bottom of the Bashful Blue card stock.
4.  Cut your Whale out of Smoky Slate card stock.  Sponge edges if desired.  Add a Googly Eye or draw on an eye.
5.  Lay your Crab and Whale in the desired positions on the card front.  Adhere.  I used the cut outs from the Whale as a stencil for the Whale’s water spout.  I colored the water in with a Pacific Point Marker.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Framelit.  Adhere in desired position.
7.  Admire your Fun Crab Birthday Card!  Give it to one of your favorite children!

Happy Punching!

Big Shot Items and Punches I Will Miss Most on the Retiring Accessories List

Have you seen the Retiring Lists yet for Stamps and Accessories yet?  You only have until June 3rd to buy any of the Retiring Stamps.  All Retiring Accessories are available only while supplies last.

You can purchase Retiring Products in My Online Store.  Only items still available are shown.

Here are the Things I will Miss Most!
The top item in each category is the thing I will miss most.  After this, the order is random.

Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die  #115965  $39.95
Fancy Favor Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die - by Stampin' Up!
Candy Wrapper Bigz Die  #120890  $24.71
Candy Wrapper Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!
Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #119277  $5.96
Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!
Flower Folds Bigz XL Die  #115970  $42.95
Flower Folds Bigz Xl Die - by Stampin' Up!
Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die  #124098  $19.77
Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die - by Stampin' Up!
Scalloped Heart of Heart Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die  #117332  $11.95
Scalloped Heart Of Hearts Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die - by Stampin' Up!
Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #120175  $7.95
Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - by Stampin' Up!

Blossom Petals XL Punch  #121808  $10.17
Blossom Petals Xl Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Scallop Trim Corner Punch  #118870  $9.95
Scallop Trim Corner Punch - by Stampin' Up!

1-1/4″ Square Punch  #119865  $15.95
1-1/4 Inch Square Punch - by Stampin' Up!

1-3/8″ Square Punch  #119877  $16.95
1-3/8 Inch Square Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Extra Large Tag Punch  #119866  $16.95
Extra-Large Tag Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Scallop Square Punch  #119884  $16.95
Scallop Square Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Wildflower Meadow and Label Love Birthday Card

2013-2014 NEW Catalog Sneak Peek!My DIL had her birthday yesterday so I made her Birthday Card using the Wildflower Meadow stamp and Embossing Folder and the Label Love stamp and the Artisan Label Punch from the NEW Catalog.  I also used Bashful Blue card stock which is retiring and the Card Stock is already sold out.  This was a really fun card to make!!!  The NEW things are available May 31st.

I also found out that if you have previously ordered from me and then order from another demonstrator, Stampin’ Up no longer considers you as my customer.  So do your Demonstrator a favor and stick with the same one.  Now there are so many ways you can keep the same Demonstrator even if you are long distance from her.  There is the Hostess Code so you can have Online Workshops/Parties to earn Hostess Benefits.  There are Online Classes and Tutorials.  I will be coming up with More Online Classes and Tutorials during the New Catalog year.
Wildflower Meadow and Label Love Card

Stamps:  Wildflower Meadow w#129165  c#129168
Label Love w#130619  c#130622
Markers:  Pacific Point
Garden Green
Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Bashful Blue
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Wildflower Meadows Embossing Folder #129376
Punch:  Artisan Label #130920
Other:  Jumbo Pearls
Basic Rhinestones

1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Bashful Blue card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Color your Wildflower Meadows stamp with Markers:  Flowers with Pacific Point, Stems & Leaves with Garden Green, Hummingbird with Melon Mambo.  Lay with rubber side up.  Remoisten with your breath.  Lay Bashful Blue card stock on top of stamp in the desired position.  Use a Clear or Wood Block to  rub over your card stock so your stamped image is good quality.  Remove your stamped card stock from the stamp.  Let dry for a minute or so while you get your Big Shot ready.
4.  Now let’s emboss the card front we just stamped with the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder.  Line up the stamped images inside the the embossing folder in the desired position.  Emboss.  I had Tab 1 closed on the Multipurpose Platform.  Adhere your stamped and embossed card front to your card base.
5.  Now stamp the desired image from the Label Love stamp set onto Whisper White card stock.  I colored my stamp with Markers:  Garden Green for the border, Pacific Point for the Happy Birthday, and Melon Mambo for the “To You.”  Punch out with the Artisan Label Punch.  Adhere in desired position on card front with Dimensionals.
6.  Now for some bling!  I put Jumbo Pearls in the center of the two largest flowers.  I put Basic Rhinestones in the center of the other opened flowers.  My DIL really liked the combination of the Jumbo Pearls and the Basic Rhinestones.  (I need to order some more Basic Pearls!)
7.  Admire this Spring card before sending to someone who needs a fun surprise in the mail!  It is always so nice to receive a beautiful card in the mail among the bills and junk mail.

Happy Stamping!

Seriously–April Paper Pumpkin Projects

I received My Paper Pumpkin Kit on Monday afternoon.  It was a little later than expected.  I know some had received theirs a week earlier. Oh well.  I really had fun with the supplies in this kit.  I do like the “Seriously” stamp, but I am not too fond of the statements on the other two although I did use a Marker to get the “love you” portion of one stamp.  I did one card like the Kit suggested.  I really enjoyed coming up with ideas for the other three cards.  I do have one button and some linen thread left over to use on another project.

Would you like your own Paper Pumpkin Kit to come to your mailbox each month?  Here is more information and also the place to sign up.  Shipping is already included in the price so only tax will be added to the $19.95 price.

Suggested Card
April 2013 Paper Pumpkin-Suggested Card

Whale Card.  I used the Oh Whale stamp set and Clearlit from the Spring 2013 Catalog.  I stamped the Whale in Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate card stock.  I added Googly Eyes from the Holiday 2012 Catalog.
April 2013 Paper Pumpkin-Whale Card

Dress Card.  I have been wanting to use this All Dressed Up Framelit set.  I cut the Dress out of Baja Breeze card stock and used the Lacy Brocade embossing folder on it.  I wrapped the Linen Thread around the waist 5 times and added 3 small Rhinestones.  I cut the Dress form out of Very Vanilla card stock.  I added a Rhinestone for a necklace.  The “Thinking of You” is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The Hearts are from Tiny Tags-retiring.
April 2013 Paper Pumpkin-Dress Card

Flower Card.  I have been enjoying making 3D flowers since February this year.  I stamped “Seriously” in the talk bubble.  I positioned the Green Tag, then the talk bubble.  I used a Midnight Muse Marker to color the “love you” on the stamp, then stamped it on the small Very Vanilla die cut.  I cut the notch at the end with scissors.  I doubled the Linen Thread and threaded it through two of the button holes and tied a bow.  I punched 4 different Scallop Circles from the Wave card stock.  (2-3/8″, 1-3/4″, 1-1/4″, and 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punches)  I broke down the fibers with my Bone Folder until the card stock split then gently peeled the card stock in half.  I then I rolled each printed part of the Scallop Circle into a little ball.  I unrolled them and left them slightly crinkled, lined them up, pierced a hole and inserted a mini brad  I then crunched each of the Scallop Circles straight up then fluffed them until I liked the way they looked.  I covered the brad with a Twitterpated Button tied with some of the Twine.   I put several Glue Dots on the Tag where I wanted the flower and then attached the flower.
April 2013 Paper Pumpkin-Flower CardHappy Paper Pumpkin Playing!

Afternoon Daydream 8×8 Scrabook Page

Here is the back page of the Scrapbook Pages we will be making at my class on Friday.  I am so excited because they ordered different Scrappin’ Kits so they will get different looks. I really did have fun putting these Scrapbook pages together.  I was really starting to enjoy the Scrappin’ Kits and now they are all gone.  But you can do the same with Designer Series Papers and coordinating Card Stock.  We will just have to make our own Die Cut or punched embellishments now.  But there are lots of NEW Stamp sets that will look GREAT on Scrap pages!!!!

Very Back Page
Afternoon Daydream Back Page

Other Side
Afternoon Daydream Back Page-other side

Scrappin’ Kit:  Afternoon Daydream  or use the Designer Series Papers and coordinating Card Stock of your choice.
Whisper White card stock
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Tasteful Trim XL Bigz Die

1.  Cut your Page Base of Pool Party 8″ x 8″.
Very Back Page
2.  Cut your Gray Print 2″ x 8″.  Cut a scrap of Whisper White 1″ x 8″.  Punch the long edge with your Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Adhere the punched Whisper White piece to the back of the Gray piece with SNAIL.  Adhere to the side of your Pool  Party Page Base.
3.  I should have used one of the adhesive borders, but I used the Tasteful Trim die to cut a piece of Basic Gray that goes under the adhesive die cut label.
4.  Embellish as desired with the self-adhesive die cuts from your Kit.  I also added a Rhinestone to the center of the Circle die cut.
5.  Add Photos and Journaling as desired.
Other Side
6.  Cut a 2″ x 8″ Red Patterned Paper from your Kit.  Punch the long edge with your Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Adhere to the side of your Pool Party Page Base.
7.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ Primrose Petals.  Adhere in position shown.
8.  Cut your Pool Party Patterned Paper at 4″ x 4″.  Adhere as shown.  Embellish with die cuts from your kit.
9.  Add Photos and Journaling as desired.
10.  Add to your Scrapbook and enjoy!

Happy Scrapping!

Cute and Quick Mini Album

This is a fun Mini Album to put pictures and mementos from a single event or weekend trip.  Choose your Designer Series Paper and your card stock colors and you have finished the hard part.  Cutting and assembly is quick and easy.  So grab your papers and your Paper Trimmer and let’s get started!  I will tell you what I used.  Tweak it to make you happy!  You can complete this Mini Album in about 15 minutes after you have chosen your papers and cut them.
Cute & Quick Mini Album

Stamps:  Feel Goods w#129681  c#129684   digital #133272
A Round Array #133899 (Spring Surprise Bundle with 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch)
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Summer Starfruit
Primrose Petals
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″) #129312
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits#125598
Punches:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
1″ Circle #119868
7/8″ Scallop Circle #129404
Other:  Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon
Hole Punch.  I used my Crop-a-dile.
SNAIL Adhesive
Simply Scored Tool #122334

1.  Cut two pieces each of Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit at 4-1/4″ x 10″.
2.  Score and Fold.
~Primrose Petals #1:  3-1/4″
~Primrose Petals #2:  3-3/4″
~Summer Starfruit #1:  4-1/4″
~Summer Starfruit #2:  4-3/4″
3.  Line up and layer the scored lines together so you can see each piece is evenly layered as shown in picture.
4.  Mini Album Assembly.  Punch two holes on the score lines and even distance in from each scored edge.  Punch through all the layers at once if possible.  Thread your Ribbon through the holes and tie a knot.  Trim Ribbon ends if desired.
5.  Now for the Designer Series Paper.  I am numbering the pages for you so you know which page to put the Designer Series Paper on.  The top one is Page 1.
~Page 2.  3-1/2″ x 4″
~Page 4.  4-1/2″ x 4″
~Page 6.  5-1/4″ x 4″
~Page 8.  6-1/4″ x 4″
~Page 1.  Two scraps:  3/4″ x 4″AND 1″ x 4″
Adhere with SNAIL.
6.  Now to decorate the front of your Mini Album.  Stamp sentiment in Primrose Petals ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out with the desired Label Framelit.  Choose the next larger Framelit and cut one out of Summer Starfruit.  Adhere the two pieces together with Dimensionals.    Position the layered labels on Page 1  Put Dimensionals on the Back part of the Labels that will touch the front cover.  You don’t want to adhere it to any other pages
7.  For the finishing touch.  Punch a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Primrose Petals card stock.  Now punch a 1″ Summer Starfruit Circle.  Adhere these two layers with SNAIL.  Stamp your “A Round Array” image on Very Vanilla card stock.  (Oops!  It looks like I used Whisper White card stock!)  Punch out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle.  Adhere your sentiment with Dimensionals to the other punched layers.  Adhere to your Label Framelits with SNAIL.
8.  Now add your photos, mementos, doodles, and journaling.
9.  Now you can look at this Mini Album and enjoy some great memories!

Happy Album Making!

Punch Art Birthday Bear Card

This cute little Punch Art Bear is fun to make and give Bear Lovers of all ages!  This is a quick card to put together if you have all the different punches.  The card front  is embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder since Bears do LOVE Honey.

P.S.  The Retiring List comes out next Wednesday!!!!!  I can also Preorder some things from the NEW Catalog on Wednesday.  (One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!!)

I am counting down the days and wondering what wonderful NEW things will be in the NEW Catalog.  I am hoping for a couple of Hexagon Punches and some flocked Window Sheets like the ones in the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Holiday 2012 Catalog.  I always like new things to use with my Big Shot: Embossing Folders, Edgelits & Framelits, and Dies.  I am also excited to see if the NEW Returning Colors are the same as they were before.  I really liked a lot of them and kept the ink pads and a little bit of card stock.  (Of course I will have to get the NEW Ink Pads!)  Now I can compare.  The Designer Series Paper Stacks will be updated with the NEW Colors AND NEW Patterns!

I also found out today that if you join Stampin’ Up! between April 24 and May 30th you can choose Preorder items for your Starter Kit merchandise!!!

Well now that I have shared my excitement with you, let’s get back to our cute Punch Art Birthday Bear Card.
Punch Art Bear

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen w#122650  c#122652  Digital #127597
Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Early Espresso
Cumball Green
Basic Black
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle for head  #120906
3/4″ Circle for paws and ear insides  #119873
1″ Circle for Ears  #119868
1/2″ Circle for Eyes and Nose  #119869
Large Oval for face/snout  #19855
Other:  Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen  #105021
SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Gumball Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla.  Run it through your Big Shot with the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Gumball Green at 2-1/2″ x 3″.  Cut your Very Vanilla at 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink towards the lower left corner since the Bear will cover the upper right corner.  Adhere the Stamped Very Vanilla to the Gumball Green layer.  Lay on top of your card for now.  We will attach it after we have made and attached our Bear.
4.  Now to make your Bear.  Punch the pieces.
~Early Espresso: Head=2-1/2″ Circle, Ears=1″ Circle, Paws=3/4″ Circle
~Very Vanilla:  Face=Large Oval, Inner Ears=3/4″ Circles
~Basic Black:  Eyes and Nose=1/2″ Circle
5.  Assemble your Bear.  Adhere the Inner and Outer Ears together.  Adhere the Very Vanilla Face to the outer edge of the 2-1/2″ Circle Head leaving room at the top of the Large Oval Face to slip the Eyes under slightly.  Now position and adhere your eyes slipping the bottoms just under the Oval Face.  Add the Nose to the Face.  Now lay the Bear on the Sentiment and position both including deciding where to position the ears so everything will look nice AND fit inside the envelope.  Adhere the Sentiment.  Now adhere the Bear’s Ears to the Head.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Bear Head and Ears.  Adhere to Sentiment and Card Front.  Now add the paws slipping them slightly under the Bear Head.  Now for the finishing touch.  Draw a “comma” on each eye with your White Gel Pen.  You can also draw on whisker marks around the nose if you want.  I like mine without.  Wahoo!!!  You have made a Really Cute Bear!!!
6.  Admire your cute little Bear!

Happy Stamping!

Soda Pop Bottle Cap Man’s Card

We are making this fun “Man” Card today at my Stamp Class.  My grandson helped design it.  I gave him a few choices and between us we came up with this card.  The Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Caps are easy to work with and make a great “manly” embellishment.  Most guys do like “hardware” of some sort.  Except for the drying time this card is really quick to make.
Soda Pop Bottle Cap Man's Card

Stamps:  Curly Cute w#117014  c#120510
Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Very Vanilla
Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper #126898
Big Shot:  Stripes Embossing Folder #123128
Heart Framelits
Punch:  Square-any larger size to cut ends of Banner
Other:  Soda Pop Tops (Bottle Caps) #129388
Paper Trimmer
Crystal Effects #101055
Glue Dots

1.  First we need to do our Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap so it can dry while we are making our card.  We will flatten it out with our Big Shot.  Don’t worry, it works great and you don’t need strong muscles to crank the handle!  They look about the same whether you put them with the flat part at the top or touching the cutting pad.  Open all the Tabs on your Big Shot’s Multipurpose Platform.  Put a cutting pad down, as usual.  Now put your Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap(s) on the Cutting Pad.  Put a Cutting Pad on top.  Run through your Big Shot.  It makes less cracking sounds than using Framelits.
2.  Cut a 3/4″ square of Chocolate Chip card stock.  Adhere it inside your Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap with Glue Dots.  I put one on each corner.  Cut a 1/2″ square of Crumb Cake card stock.  Adhere it with Glue Dots on top of the Chocolate Chip square inside the Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Caps.  Now squeeze in some Crystal Effects.  Gently swirl tip to get rid of any bubbles and to cover the whole inside of your Bottle Cap.  Set aside somewhere so it won’t get bumped.  (Optional:  you can put Glue Dots on the bottom of the Bottle Cap BEFORE you add the Crystal Effects.  Just put the Glue Dot paper over the Glue Dots so you can easily adhere it before the Crystal Effects completely dries.)
3.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
4.  Cut your Chocolate Chip card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Stripes embossing folder.  Adhere to card base.  (Note:  I put SNAIL on the card base so I don’t flatten out my embossing.  It also helps to put a Glue Dot on each corner.)
5.  Use the largest smooth Heart Framelit to cut your Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper.  I had the straight edge of the DSP at the part of the Heart Framelit just before it started to curve to make the top of the Heart.  Adhere with SNAIL.  I would recommend putting Glue Dots on the upper corners.
6.  Cut your Very Vanilla 1″ x at least 4-1/4″ for your Banner.  Stamp your sentiment in Early Espresso using the Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.  Use your Square Punch or Hearts-a-Flutter Banner Framelit or Scissors to cut the notches from your Banner.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.
7.  When your Crystal Effects in your Soda Pop Tops/Bottle Cap is dry (at least an hour or two, but best left overnight to dry) adhere with Glue Dots to your Designer Series Paper.
8.  Enjoy the dimension and shine of the Crystal Effects on your Bottle Cap Card!

Happy Stamping!

My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit Card Samples

My Paper Pumpkin is a Monthly Craft Surprise in your mailbox!  It has everything needed to make the project(s) included except adhesive for only $19.95 plus tax.  You must sign up by the 10th of the month (TODAY) to start getting your own Monthly Craft Surprise Kit in your mailbox!

These are the cards I made with the Welcome Kit.  When you join My Paper Pumpkin you will get the Welcome Kit the first month, then you will get the Kit of the Month the next month.  You cannot catch up on missed Kits.  If you decide to upgrade or embellish your Kit, you can use your own supplies from your stash.  If you make all four cards in the Welcome Kit the same it will take you about 30 minutes.  It took me about an hour and a half to make these four cards.  Part of the time was spent thinking of how to use all the supplies in the Kit but make the cards look different.

These things are included in the Welcome Kit:  4 envelopes, 4 gray/white card bases (already scored), 4 light-colored card fronts, 1 sheet of self-adhesive die cuts, 4 buttons, 2 Clear Mount stamps, 1 Clear Mount Block D, 1 Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot ink pad (you can reink Stampin’ Spots with ink refills so you can use them for a long time.), Instructions in 4 languages with a Photo on the front.

Card 1.  Here is the card I made following the directions included in the Kit.

My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 1Card 2.  I used the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  (Note:  you will have to trim either the top or bottom of the card because the embossing will distort it and make it look crooked.)  Cut the light card front paper at 2-3/8″ x 4″.   Stamp “Hey there” on part of the light colored print that is leftover.  Punch out with a Large Oval Punch.  Punch an Extra-Large Oval out of Lucky Limeade.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.  I also used Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine to tie the bow in the button.  I adhered the Button with Glue Dots.
My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 2
Card 3.  I embossed the light card front with the Chevron embossing folder.  I also stamped the “Hey There” on part of the left over card front from Card 2 and punched it out with an Extra -Large Oval Punch.  I sponged the Oval with Lucky Limeade ink and then adhered it to the card front with Dimensionals.  I also used Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine in the Button.
My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 3
Card 4.  I used the Window Frames Framelit to cut the card front this time.  Then stamped the “Hey There” directly on the Window Frame.  I also used the Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine to tie a bow on the Button again..
My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit-Card 4

Now that you have some examples from the My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit maybe you are ready to give it a Test Drive.  Contact me and I will register you OR you can sign yourself up HERE.  Please choose me as your Demonstrator.  You can also skip a month when needed or cancel anytime.

Happy Paper Pumpkin Adventure!

Heart & Butterflies Anniversary Card

I made this card for my Daughter’s and her DH’s first Anniversary.  This card would also probably look nice White on White with just a little color on the Butterflies.  Give either one a try.  I generally use my family members’ favorite colors when I make cards for them.

My DH and I are celebrating our Anniversary today.  I will show you the Anniversary Card I made for my DH later this week.  We are watching some movies this afternoon, going out to dinner and going to a Big Band Concert that also has singers and swing dancers.  It will be a fun day!  We will also be joining my Daughter and her husband for a play sometime this month.

Heart & Butterflies Anniversary Card

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri w#123757  c#123759
Loving Thoughts w#125843  c#125845
Ink:  Garden Green
Midnight Muse
Bashful Blue Marker
Certainly Celery Marker
Card Stock:  Midnight Muse
Gumball Green
Bashful Blue
Silver Glimmer Paper
White Vellum Card Stock
Big Shot:  Heart Collection Framelits #125599
Lacy Brocade embossing folder #127819
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly #127526
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots
White Gel Pen #105021

1.  Cut yourMidnight Muse card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gumball Green card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut the Silver Glimmer Paper with the desired Heart Framelit.  Adhere to card front with Dimensionals or SNAIL.
4.  Stamp 1 large Butterfly in Midnight Muse ink.  Stamp 1 more Butterfly in Garden Green ink.  Let air dry for a few minutes or use your Heat Tool if you aren’t feeling very patient.  I wasn’t patient and used my Heat Tool on High to dry my ink.
5.  Color the back side of your Midnight Muse Butterfly with your Bashful Blue Marker.  Color the back of your Garden Green Butterfly with your Certainly Celery Marker.  Now you can punch out your Butterflies.
6.  Cut strip of Bashful Blue card stock at 1/2″ OR 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ OR 6″.  The card has been mailed so I don’t have the actual card to give you accurate measurements.  Sorry I didn’t write them down.  Stamp your sentiment using Garden Green ink.  You can get the notches at the ends of the banner by either cutting the with scissors, using a square punch, or using the Hearts a Flutter Banner Framelit.  Adhere with Dimensionals.
7.  I wrote on the inside with a White Gel Pen.  Make sure and let the ink air dry or dry it with your Heat Tool.  I forgot on one of my Valentine’s cards and my grandson keeps asking his mother to read that side of the card too.
8.  Admire your Anniversary Card and mail it off to the Happy Couple!

Happy Stamping!

Bunny and Bird Punch Art

I wanted to make the Easter Bunny Card with my grandson when he came over last Friday.  He wanted the WHOLE Bunny not just the part of the head and ears.  So I adapted, nice grandmother that I am.  I had seen several Punch Art Bunnies so I guessed at what I had seen.  He really wanted to make a Bunny that turned into a Bird.  I told him I didn’t know how to do that, but we could make a Bunny and a Bird.  He happily chose the colors from my scraps and we punched away.  He wanted two eyes on the Bird so the Bird would be able to see so that is why the Bird’s face is facing forward.
Bunny and Bird Punch Art

Scraps of card stock.  He chose Raspberry Ripple for the Bunny and Pink Pirouette for the Bird.  I chose Whisper White for my Bunny.  He used the Pink Pirouette for the Bird.
Punches:  1″ Circle for heads #119868
Extra Large Oval for bodies #119859
Large Oval for ears, the Red Bunny’s Feet, and the bird wing #119855
Retired Medium Oval for inside Bunny Ears and White Bunny Feet
Word Window for Bunny Arms and Bird legs and feet #119857
Scallop Square for Bird tail  #119884
Other:  Silicone Craft Sheet  #127853 (really nice to keep the glue in one spot when letting children glue!!!)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Googlie Eyes from the Holiday catalog or just draw them on with a Marker
Basic Black Marker (or other colors) as desired for drawing on faces and other details.


1.  Choose the color card stock you want for the Bunny Body and the inside of the Bunny ears.
2.  Bunny Body.  Punch a 1″ circle for the head, two Large Ovals for the ears, 1 Extra Large Oval for the body, two Word Windows for the arms, and two bunny feet in the desired size
3.  Inside Bunny Ears.  Punch or cut two ovals.
4.  Assembly.  Glue the Inside Bunny Ears to the Bunny Ears pieces.  Hold a few seconds to let them adhere.  Now decide where you want to put the ears on the head.  Place a small amount of Tombow Glue on the part of the Bunny Ear you want to go behind the Bunny Head.  Adhere ears.
5.  Adhere Bunny Head on top of Extra Large Oval Body in the desired position.  Add Word Window punches in the desired positions for the arms.
6.  Add the Bunny Feet in the desired positions, either in front of the Bunny Body or behind, whichever you like best.
7.  Now add the Googlie Eyes to  you Bunny Face.  If you don’t have Googlie Eyes you can just draw circles for the eyes.  Draw on the Nose, Mouth, Whiskers, and Whisker Dots and any other features desired.  My grandson drew eyebrows.
8.  You can now adhere your Bunny to something or just let the child play with it.  The arms will get bent, but the rest holds up pretty well to being played with by a four-year-old.

1.  Punch out of the desired card stock color(s):  1″ Circle for Head, Extra Large Oval for body, Large Oval for Wing, part of a Scallop Square for tail, and two Word Windows for legs and feet.
2.  Glue the Head and Body in desired positions.  Decide how much of the Scallop Square you want showing for the tail.  Glue on the Tail and trim to get the desired look.  Glue on the wing.
3.  Face.  Decide how you want the face to look.  Attach the Googlie Eye(s).  Draw on a beak or use a small scrap of card stock to make a beak.  Make sure there is enough to glue it on.  Do any drawing or coloring with Markers to get the desired look.
4.  Add feet and legs if desired.  I cut each Word Window in half (yes, they were unequal halves).  Glue two on for the legs making sure the bottoms are level.  Cut little toes from the smaller parts of the Word Windows and glue on behind the legs.  Hold for several seconds to let them adhere.  Trim as desired.
5.  Adhere to a card if desired or just let the child play with it.  This held up really well when played with.

Happy Punching!

Easter Bunny Card

This cute Bunny card was one of the Make & Takes at our March downline meeting.  It uses the new Oval Collection Framelits.  This is a fun little Easter or Spring card.  It was fairly simple to make and all of our Bunnies turned out cute.
Bunny Card

Teeny Tiny Wishes  w#115370  c#127802
Distressed Dots  w#122815
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Marina Mist
Basic Black
Ink:  Marina Mist
Daffodil Delight
Basic Black Marker
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder  #
  Small Heart #117193
Itty Bitty Shapes (eyes) #118309
Scallop Oval  #119856
Large Oval  #119855
  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.   Stam your card front with the Distressed Dots and the Daffodil Delight Ink.  I have found the easiest way to get a good impression with the larger stamps is to ink it up well, then lay the stamp on the table with the rubber side up.  Place your card stock onto the stamp carefully.  Then hold your card stock with a finger or two and rub a clear mount block or the wood block over the card stock, switching where you are holding the card stock, so all parts of the card get rubbed with the block.
2.  Now get out your Big Shot and Oval Framelits.  Ears.  Cut two of the smallest ovals out of Marina Mist.  Cut two of the next larger size of ovals out of Whisper White.  Skip an oval and use the fourth oval from the center to cut the head.
3.  Glue your Ear Parts together with the Marina Mist on top of the Whisper White.  Run them through your Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
4.  Angle the Largest Oval for the Bunny Head.  You might also want to lay the ears in position too to make sure that is the angle you want both the head and the ears to be.  Glue down the Head and the ears in the desired positions.
5.  Punch two Basic Black Itty Bitty circles for the eyes.  Punch a Small Heart for the Nose.  Glue the eyes and nose in the desired positions.  Draw whiskers, whisker dots and the Bunny mouth with your Basic Black Marker.  Your Bunny is finished.
6.  Punch a Scallop Oval out of Marina Mist card stock.  Stamp Happy Easter in Marina Mist on Whisper White card stock.  Punch with the Large Oval punch.  Adhere Happy Easter to to the Scallop Oval with Dimensionals.  Adhere this to your card base with Dimensionals.
7.  Admire your cute Bunny Card!

Happy Stamping!

Print Poetry Feel Goods

Here is a card using the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack and the Feel Goods stamp set.  We made this card at my Stamp a Stack this past weekend.  It is another adaption of a card from Ronda Wade’s Creative Convention.  It is a quick & easy card to make with a feel of Spring.
Print Poetry Feel Goods

Stamps:  Feel Goods w#129681  c#129684
Card Stock:  Primrose Petals
Gumball Green
Very Vanilla
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack #129312
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Big Shot:  Windows Collection Framelits #129021
Punch:  Scallop Border
Other:  Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Primrose Petals card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Gumball Green layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut your Print Poetry layer at 5″ x 4-1/2″.  Fold your Print Poetry down 1-3/4″.  Use the Scallop Border Bunch on the folded over edge.  Adhere the Print Poetry DSP to the Gumball Green with SNAIL.  Wrap the Primrose Petals ribbon around the folded over part of the Print Poetry DSP and tie a knot.  Now adhere these layers to your Primrose Petals card base.
3.  Stamp your Feel Goods sentiment in Primrose Petals ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut it out using the desired size Windows Framelit.  Make sure the Framelit is going the direction you desire.  The original card had the Framelit with the rounded part at the top.  I do like it the way I did it though.  Decide where you want your sentiment and arrange your ribbon in the position you want it.  Now adhere your sentiment with Dimensionals.
4.  Admire your pretty card.

Happy Stamping!

Swallowtail Butterfly Card

I made this wonderful Swallowtail Butterfly Card as part of Creative Convention by Ronda Wade.  I think it is a beautiful card and it is also quick and easy to make.  We will be making this as part of my Stamp-a-Stack Class on March 22nd.
Swallowtail Butterfly Card

Stamps:  Swallowtail w#129213  c#129216
Tiny Tags w#118091  c#118592
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Basic Gray
Card Stock:  Basic Gray
Raspberry Ripple
Very Vanilla
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″) #129312
Punches:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
1″ Circle
Other:  Jumbo Rhinestome #129324
Basic Rhinestones #119246

1.  Cut Basic Gray card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut Print Poetry layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut Raspberry Ripple card stock 3-1/2″ x 4-5/8″.  Adhere to card base.
4.  Cut Very Vanilla card stock 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  Ink up Swallowtail stamp.  Lay with rubber side up.  Position Very Vanilla in desired position on top of inked Swallowtail Butterfly stamp.  Rub with a Clear Mount or Wood block to get an even stamped image.  Gently remove from stamp by lifting straight up.  If you slide it your image will smear.  Adhere to Raspberry Ripple layer.  Add Jumbo Rhinestone to the Swallowtail Butterfly body.
5.  Stamp background for circle punch.  I used Primrose Petals which I stamped once on scratch paper then onto the area I was going to punch.  Next time I will use Basic Gray ink and stamp it off once.  Stamp sentiment from Tiny Tags in Raspberry Ripple.  Punch out with 1″ Circle Punch.  Punch Scallop Circle from Basic Gray card stock.  Adhere Very Vanilla Circle to Scallop Circle with SNAIL.  Adhere Scallop Circle to Butterfly with Dimensionals in desired position.  Add a small Rhinestone if desired.
6.  Admire your wonderful card!

You can get all the supplies to make this Butterfly Card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Moving Forward-Child’s Birthday Card

My grandson turned 2 on Monday and so, of course, I made him a card.  This time I used  the Moving Forward stamp set.  Three Dollars is donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities for each Moving Forward stamp set purchased.  I know we appreciated staying at the Ronald McDonald House when my son had surgery.  Here are more details about Stampin’ Up’s partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Child's Birthday Card

Stamps:  Moving Forward w#126320  c#126322
Ink:  Pacific Point ink pad & marker
Card Stock:  Pacific Point
Whisper White
Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper #130670
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection #129381
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies #127553  (OR just write the number with your Marker)
Punch:  Small Oval #130908
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Medium Translucent Clear Envelope #102619

1.  Cut your Pacific Point card base at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut your Whisper White and Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Make sure the clouds are going the correct way.  I had to cut another piece.  Embarassed  Adhere the Cloud Designer Series Paper to one side of your card base using the Tombow Glue.  (Note:  I always do a “Post Card” for younger children and seal it in a Translucent Envelope so they can hold it without damaging it.  I also use Tombow Glue to adhere all the parts when making cards for children.)
2.  Stamp the “Blimp” image in Pacific Point ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out using the coordinating size Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Adhere to the “Clouds” with Tombow Glue leaving enough room to write the child’s name underneath.  You might as well write their name now in the space you left.
3.  Cut the “2” out of Pacific Point card stock using the Typeset Alphabet Die and your Big Shot.  Punch 2 Small Oval “Balloons”  out of Pacific Point card stock.  Adhere in desired positions using Tombow Glue.  Draw Balloon Strings with your Pacific Point marker.  You can also decorate your Balloons with your Marker if desired.
4.  Write your message on the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock you cut earlier.  Adhere to the back of your card with Tombow Glue.
5.  Seal tightly in the Translucent Envelope.  Your card will still fit in a Medium Stampin’ Up! envelope.
6.  Mail or give to one of your favorite children!

You can buy all the supplies to make this Child’s Birthday Card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!