Blossom Petals Sunflower Punch Art Card

I have really been in the mood for Spring so I made a Sunflower using the Blossom Petals Punch.  It is a pretty quick card to make and reminds me of hot Summer Days as I sit here feeling chilly in my long-sleeved sweater.  We made this card at my 3D Flower Class on Friday.  I hope you enjoy making it!  I made a similar card for my daughter-in-law’s birthday last year.  As usual, you can change the colors and the sentiment to make you happy!  This is the TRUE advantage of making your own cards!
Blossom Petals Punch Sunflower

 Perfectly Penned w#122890  c#122892
OR the sentiment of your choice
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Chocolate Chip
Summer Starfruit
Big Shot:  Argyle Embossing Folder #127750
Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976
OR Embossing folders of your choice
Punches:  Blossom Petals #121808
1-3/8″ Square #119877
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Other:  Glue Dots (Lots!!) #103683
Thin handled paint brush OR Bone Folder

1.  Cut your Summer Starfruit card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Chocolate Chip layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to Summer Starfruit card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Argyle embossing folder.  Adhere to Chocolate Chip Layer.
4.  Punch 9 of the long thin Blossom Petals using a 2-1/8″ strip of Daffodil Delight card stock.
5.  Shape your Blossom Petals.  Take one Blossom Petal and your Thin handled paint brush (or Bone Folder) and lay it down the center of the Blossom Petal.  Fold the Petal sides up so it is rounded down the center of the Blossom Petal.  Now take your paint brush handle and curve each side of the Blossom Petal so it is slightly rounded.  Repeat with the other 8 Blossom Petal.
6.  Place a Glue Dot in the center of the bottom edge of your Whisper White layer.  Put a Glue Dot on the top center back of FIVE Blossom Petals.  Set aside with the Glue Dots facing up.  Take your first Blossom Petal and place it with the narrow tip on the Glue Dot and the Blossom Petal facing straight up.  Place the next two along the bottom edge so these three Blossom Petals form an upside-down T.  Place the last two Blossom Petals with Glue Dots on in between the three Blossom Petals that form a T.
7.  Place another Glue Dot in the bottom center on top of the other one that now is covered with Blossom Petal tips.  Place a Glue Dot on the center back of the remaining FOUR Blossom Petals so the Glue Dot will adhere to the bottom layer of Blossom Petals where they touch.  Place each Blossom Petal so the top is in between the lower layer of Blossom Petals as shown.
8.  Punch half a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Chocolate Chip card stock.  Run it through your Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder.  Adhere to your Sunflower with Glue Dots.
9.  Now for your sentiment.  I will give the dimensions I used for the Perfectly Penned Happy Birthday.  Cut a strip of Daffodil Delight at 1-3/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut a strip of Chocolate Chip at 1-5/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Stamp your sentiment in the center of your Daffodil Delight strip.  Use your Square punch to make the “Banner” ends.  Adhere to your Chocolate Chip strip using SNAIL making sure to leave enough space at each end so you get a point instead of a flat part when you trim the Chocolate Chip ends slightly larger than your Daffodil Delight ends using scissors.  Adhere this banner using Dimensionals.
10.  Admire your Sunflower card!

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

Happy Stamping!

Floral District Easel Card with Scallop Punch Flower

I made this Easel Card for a new member of my group using Floral District Designer Series Paper and a Scallop Punch Flower.  Easel Cards are so simple to make and they impress others.  Have fun making one of your own!
Floral District Easel Card with Scallop Circle Flower

Stamps:  Statement of the Heart stamp (available only to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators)
I Am (received at the 2012 Stampin’ Up! Convention)
Choose the stamps of your choice
Markers:  Rich Razzleberry
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry
Whisper White
Floral District Designer Series Paper #126919
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle  #119854
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle  #127811
Other:  Victorial 5/8″ Crochet Trim #118481
3/16″ Brad
Glue Dots
Bone Folder
Paper Piercing Tool

1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 3″ and 5-1/2″.   2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut your Floral District Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Also cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock 3-3/4″ wide x 1/4″ taller than your sentiment card stock.  (You can do this after you have stamped your Sentiment.)
3.  Color your sentiment with your Rich Razzleberry and Garden Green Markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Cut card stock to fit the sentiment (no wider than 3-1/2″)  Adhere to the Rich Razzleberry sentiment layer.  Adhere in place with SNAIL.
4.  Punch 1 Rich Razzleberry Scallop with each Scallop Punch.  The following technique is called the “Faux Suede Technique.”  Crunch/Roll them up in the smallest little ball you can.  Now use your Bone Folder to smooth out the wrinkles and break down the card stock fibers until you can see it separating into two layers.  Gently peel the layers apart so you have two scallops.  (Note:  I found Rich Razzleberry card stock harder to separate than some of the other colors.  I ended up punching 2 of each size scallop since they tore when I separated them.)  Do this with all your Scallops so you have 2 of each size.  Now roll them up into little balls again.  Kind of smooth them out.  Layer them from largest to smallest and center as well as possible.  Use a Piercing tool to pierce a hole through the center.  Insert brad of your choice.  Crinkle each Scallop Circle as desired to form your flower.
5.  Decide where to place the Scallop Flower and the ribbon.  Tie the ribbon around the Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the Scallop Flower with Glue Dots.  Adhere this layer to your 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card front by putting your SNAIL on the Rich Razzleberry card front.
6.  Put SNAIL on the 3″ end of the card base.  Adhere the bottom of your card front to the 3″ end of your card base.
7.  Stamp your sentiment and either cut it out or punch it out.  Decide how far back you want the easel part of your card to be.  Adhere this sentiment with Dimensional in the position desired to hold up your card front.  You now have your Easel Card made.

Enjoy making your own Easel card!

Blossom Punch meets Sycamore Street

I decided to use the Blossom Punch two different ways on the same card with some Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper.  I was inspired to make this card browsing Pinterest.  They used Framelits or Nestabilities.  I am in the mood for flowers.  This winter has been way to COLD for me this year!  We are expecting snow again tonight and I live in southern Arizona where it usually snows just once a year and we have maybe 14 days of cold weather in the winter.  I don’t think we have had 14 days of pleasant weather this winter.  So here is a card with some flowers to remind me that Spring will come and the weather will hopefully be warmer.
Mixed Bunch & SAB 2013 DSP, Stamps, Punch

* = Sale-a-bration 2013 Brochure
  Mixed Bunch w#125535  c#125537
*Pretty Petites w#129639  c#129642
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry
Pretty in Pink
Whisper White
*Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540
Punches:  Blossom #125603
*Petite Curly Label #129405
Other:  Subtles Designer Buttons #119745
1/8″ Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon #119960
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and Fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut you Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Punch our your Blossom in the desired position.  Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.  Note:  Put a half Dimensional at the tip of each flower petal to emphasize that it is punched out.
3.  Stamp your Mixed Bunch flower in Rich Razzleberry ink on Pretty in Pink card stock.  Punch out using the Blossom Punch.  Cut in between the petals down to where the ink is.  Curl your petals with your Bone Folder.  Thread the Ribbon through the button holes and tie a knot.  Attach to your stamped flower with Glue Dots.  Thread ribbon through a second button and attach it with Glue Dots to your card base in the center of your punched out flower.
4.  Stamp your Pretty Petite image twice in Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Petite Curly Label Punch.  Adhere to opposite corners using Dimensionals.
5.  Admire your card.

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Happy Punching!

Oh Hello in Cherry Cobbler

Th Oh Hello stamp set is so versatile.  You can get a lot of different looks using it.  This card originally started out trying to use some More Amore Designer Series Paper for the card front.  I tried several different variations and then decided to skip the card front and try everything on the Cherry Cobbler card base.  I really like it!  I hope you have fun when you make it!
Oh Hello in Cherry Cobbler.

Stamps:  Oh Hello w#130730 c#130733
(Oh Hello Stamps & Oval Framlits Bundle:  Wood  Clear)
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Ink:  VersaMark
Cherry Cobbler Marker
Garden Green Marker
Big Shot:  Oval Collection Framelits #129381
Punches:    Scallop Oval
Extra-Large Oval
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder #122949
Heat Tool #129053

1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp two of the Oh Hello patterned arrows and the Oh Hello Chevron Oval in VersaMark ink on Whisper White card stock.  Dump your Cherry Cobbler embossing powder over all your stamped images.  Shake off.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Cut your Oh Hello Oval out with the coordinating Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Cut the Oh Hello Patterned Arrows out with your Scissors so there are 4 corner pieces.
3.  Adhere the Oh Hello Patterned Arrows corner pieces with SNAIL to your Cherry Cobbler card front corners.  Adhere the Oh Hello Chevron Oval with Dimensionals to the center of your Cherry Cobbler card front.
4.  Color the Oh Hello Flower Stamp with your Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Markers.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock close enough to the edge so you can easily punch it out.  Now punch it out with the Scallop Oval Punch.  Punch the Oval out of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Adhere the Flower to the Cherry Cobbler Punched Oval with Dimentionals.  Adhere the Cherry Cobbler Oval to the Chevron Oval with Dimensionals.
5.  You now have a card you can use for any occasion just to make someone’s day better!

Happy Stamping!

Sycamore Street Card and Sale-a-bration Q&A

Here is a card made with the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper and the Ribbon and Button Pack.  I will have a Valentine card for you Friday.  I will be doing some cleaning today and I have decided to watch a movie and start making my Valentine Cards this afternoon since I haven’t had much stamping time for a week.
Sale-a-bration Card with Ribbons

* = 2013 Sale-a-bration brochure
Stamps:  *Pretty Petites  w#129639  c#129642
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
*Sycamore Street #127540
Punches:  *Petite Curly Label  #129405
Curly Label
1″ Square
Big Shot:  *Vine Street embossing folder #130492
  *Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812
Island Indigo Baker’s Twine #125575

1.  The embossed strip is 1-1/4″ wide.
2.  I cut the Ribbons 6-1/2 to 7″ long.  Put SNAIL on the back of your Designer Series Paper and  adhere your Ribbons to it.  Thread your Baker’s Twine through one button hole and thread in under your ribbons before threading it through the second button hole.  Cinch up your Baker’s Twine tightly.  I tied a knot then a bow.


Question:  What do I need to buy to earn a Sale-a-bration item?
Answer:  You need to buy $50 of Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  Digital products and downloads are also counted as merchandise.  Shipping and Tax don’t count as merchandise.

Some Examples:  (Prices below do NOT include Shipping OR Tax.  You can make any substitutions you want.)
New Stamper Bundle $50.15:
~Black StazOn ink pad #101406  
~Assorted Card Stock in the Color Collection of your Choice (Buy 2 packages)
~Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad (Color of your choice from the Color Collection to match your Card Stock)
~Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (same color as your ink pad)
1 package of Whisper White card stock #100730 OR Very Vanilla card stock #101650
SNAIL adhesive #104332
Stampin’ Dimensionals  #104430

All-Occasions Stamps & Punch
Wood  $52.90-$53.90:
Teeny Tiny Wishes w#115370 $36.95
Choose one Punch:
Word Window Punch  #119857  $15.95
OR Modern Label Punch  #119849  $16.95
Teeny Tiny Wishesc#127802  $26.95
Clear Mount Block G  #118489  $4.50
Choose one Punch:
Word Window Punch  #119857  $15.95
OR Modern Label Punch #119849 $16.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals  #104430  $3.95

Big Shot Bundle  $107.90 (You will earn 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items)
Big Shot #113439  $99.95
Embossing Folder of your choice  $7.95

My Digital Studio 2:
My Digital Studio 2 (Full Software, some content)  $39.95
Disc #130645  Download #130644
$10.05 in the downloads or products of your choice

My Digital Studio 2+:
My Digital Studio 2+ (Full Software, LOTS of content)  $79.95
 Disc #130647  Download #130646  (I prefer the download-no discs to misplace.  When I got a new computer for Christmas I just went to my downloads and downloaded it.  SO EASY!)
If you want to earn 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items you can purchase $20.05 in other Stampin’ Up! products or downloads.

More Amore Valentine Card

Happy Valentine's Day!I used the More Amore Designer Series Paper to make this fun Valentine card.  I love the Laser Cut Hearts!  I was planning on using the other side of the Designer Series Paper but accidentally put the SNAIL on the side I wanted in front.  I do like it this way better.  The hearts in the corner are punched using the Small Heart Punch.  It was really quick and easy to make, even with the mistake.  You can get quite a variety of looks just by changing the Designer Series Paper pattern and the color of the Laser Cut Heart.
More Amore Valentine Card

* = Spring 2013 Catalog
Stamps:  *Cross My Heart  w#126580  c#126582
Ink:  VersaMark
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
*More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper #129309
Punch:  Small Heart #117193
Other:  White Embossing Powder  #109132
Heat Tool #129053

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 Designer Series Paper at 3-7/8″” x 5-1/4″.
3.  Punch a Small Heart from your Post-it-Note making sure part of it is on the sticky part.  Place your Post-it Heart in the desired position in the corner of your Designer Series Paper.  Line up the Heart Punch with punched Post-it-Note and punch.  Repeat with the other three corners.  Now adhere your Punched Designer Series Paper to your card base.
4.  Hold up the Laser Cut Hearts to your card front and choose the color you like best with the paper pattern you chose.  Cut the desired color of Laser Cut Heart from the sheet.
5.  Choose the sentiment you want and stamp it on your Laser Cut Heart with VersaMark.  Now dump your White Embossing Powder on it.  Remove the excess and put it back in the jar.  Melt it with your Heat Tool.
6.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  One layer of Dimensionals wasn’t enough for me so I put another Dimensional on top of each of the first ones (Two story Dimensionals).  Adhere to your card front.
7.  Admire your fun Valentine Card.

You can get all the supplies to make this Valentine Card In My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Floral Framelits Spring Flower Card

Spring Catalog ProjectsI am ready for Spring so I made a Spring Flower card using the Floral Frames Framelits, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-bration, and a wonderful Designer Builder Brad from the Spring 2013 Catalog.  I LOVE the Sycamore Street Paper because it uses a variety of colors and patterns to fit any mood I happen to be in.  Earn yours today with a $50 purchase of anything from My Online Store!!  Digital Downloads count too!!
Floral Framelit Spring Flower

* = Spring 2013 Catalog
** = Sale-a-bration 2013 Brochure
Stamps: Loving Thoughts w#125843  c#125845
Card Stock:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
**Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540
Ink:  VersaMark
Big Shot:  Framed Tulips Folder #121809
Lacy Brocade Folder  #127819
Floral Frames Framelits  #127012
Other:  *Designer Builder Brads #129329
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
*Pool Party Embossing Powder #129398
Heat Tool
Glue Dots
Paper Piercing tool and Mat

1.  Cut Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut Island Indigo card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through Big Shot using the Framed Tulips embossing folder.  Trim edges with scissors.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Cut Flower pieces using the desired three Floral Frames Framelits.  Cut the large and smallest out of Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper.  Cut the middle one from Pool Party card stock.  Use the Lace Brocade embossing folder and your Big Shot to add texture to this center flower.  Adhere the three flowers together with Dimensionals.
4.  Use your Paper Piercing Tool and Mat and pierce a hole through the center of all the flower layers.  Punch either a Itty Bitty Flower or Circle from Island Indigo card stock.  Adhere to the center of the Designer Builder Brad with a Glue Dot.  Place the Clear Circle Epoxy Bubble on top of the punched Itty Bitty shape.  Insert your completed Designer Brad through the hole you pierced.
5. Lay the Flower in the desired position on your card front.  Decide where you want your sentiment.  Move the flower.  Stamp your sentiment in Versamark Ink in the desired position.  Dump your Pool Party embossing powder over the sentiment.  Remove the excess and put it back in your jar.  Melt the embossing powder sentiment with your Heat Tool on High.
6.  Adhere your Flower to your card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Enjoy this Flower any time of year!!!

You can purchase most of the items to make this Flower Card from My Online Store.  The Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper is FREE with a $50 purchase from January 22 to March 22, 2013.

Happy Spring Stamping!

My Eight Favorite Stamping and Tool Hints

Things you should know.Here are a few things I tell my customers (and myself).

Stamp first then punch.  When you stamp first you can hold your punch upside down and center the image.  Punch when it is in the position you want it.

Cut first then emboss.  Example:  If you want to use the Large Scallop Edgelit and the coordinating Delicate Details embossing folders.  Cut the Edgelit first, then emboss with the Delicate Details folders.  If you emboss first then cut your Edgelit with the Big Shot you will flatten out the embossing.

Use your new Paper Piercing Tool ONLY to Pierce your Paper.  Use your OLD Piercing Tools to remove Sticky Strip backing, place Rhinestones and Pearls, clean out your Sizzlits and Bigz Dies, etc.  If you use one JUST for PAPER PIERCING the tip will stay sharp and pointed longer!

Put the Framelit back in its envelope after using it.  I have misplaced more Framelits by NOT following this rule.  I even bought a second set of Edgelits because I didn’t put it back in its envelope after using it.  I later found the one I misplace hidden in my paper scrap box.  I did decide it is nice to have two of each Edgelit so I can do both sides at once.

Don’t force things through the Big Shot.  Check which tabs you should be using on your Multipurpose Platform.  I flattened out part of a Letterpress Plate once during a class because I had too many tabs closed and I forced it through a little ways.  It wouldn’t go any further so we had to back it out.  I will admit that some things do make you use your muscles and they go through just fine.  Just be careful.  Use one less tab if you need to.

Carefully check if your card stock cut properly when using a Crease Pad with a Bigz Die that has Score Lines.  If you carefully check to make sure it cut properly (Hold down the cut out part and gently pull up the outside part.) you can add a shim under that part and recut the same piece of card stock and get good results.

Clean your stamps properly before putting them away.  I have used stamps that were put away but hadn’t been cleaned properly and they stamped in the weirdest color that looked horrible on my project so I had to be creative so I wouldn’t have to remake the whole thing.

Straighten up your work area after each project!  During my Stamp Classes I am moving Paper Trimmers, Simply Scored, Punches, and things they aren’t using to help them keep their work area big enough to do their project easily.  Who wants to volunteer to do this for me?  I end up working in a 6″ square space sometimes.  I need to make me a little sign to remind me.

I hope these help you!

Happy Stamping!

Sparkly Cloud Day Card

Spring Catalog ProjectsWould you like to lay around and watch the clouds go by for a while?  You can do that when you use the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder and add some Dazzling Details for sparkle.  Add a sentiment from the Ciao Baby! stamp set and you have a fun, quick card.  I chose a yellow monochromatic color scheme because it has been a long time since I have used yellows.  I really needed a change from the reds of Christmas and Valentine’s Day.  Choose any two colors that you are in the mood for or you think the person you are giving the card too will like.
Sparkly Cloudy Day Card

* = from the Spring 2013 Catalog
** = Sale-a-bration 2013  (1 item FREE with each $50 purchased) Available January 22-March 22, 2013
 *Ciao, Baby!  w#129645 c#129648
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Summer Starfruit card base
Daffodil Delight card front 3-3/4″ x 5″
Big Shot:  *Cloudy Day Embossing Folder #127022
Punches:  Curly Label #119851
**Petite Curly Label #129405
Other:  Dazzling Details #124117

1.  Score and fold Summer Starfruit card base at 4-1/4″.
2.  Use Daffodil Delight Card front with the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.  Adhere to front of card base.
3.  Punch a Curly Label out of Summer Starfruit card stock.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp desired sentiment from Cio, Baby! stamp set with Chocolate Chip ink on Daffodil Delight card stock.  Punch out using the Petite Curly Label Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  Adhere to Summer Starfruit Curly Label.  Then adhere your Curly Labels to the desired position on your card front.
5.  Spread a thin layer of Dazzling Details on random Clouds and on the corners and points of your Summer Starfruit Curly Label as desired.
6.  Admire your sparkly card and set it aside to dry.

You can purchase the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Springtime Stamping!

Sweet Threads Cross Stitch Card

Spring Catalog ProjectsI was so excited to see the Sweet Threads Simply Sent Kit in the Spring Catalog.  I enjoy doing Cross-Stitch, but haven’t done it in a few years.  Now I can combine my enjoyment of Cross-Stitch with my love of card making!  The Sweet Threads Simply Sent Kit comes with almost everything I used to make these cards.  I read the instructions inside the paper with the picture on AFTER I had finished the Cross-Stitch and they told me to STAMP FIRST, then Cross-Stitch if I want to stamp on the card stock that I do the Cross-Stitch on.  The Cross-Stitch did take a little while to do (like it always has for me).  There are basic instructions in the paper with the picture on so you will be able to Cross Stitch even if you haven’t done so before.  Surprise your family and friends with this interesting mixed media card!
Sweet Threads Cross Stitch Cards

* = from Spring 2013 Catalog
 *Sweet Threads Simply Sent #126924  OR *Sweet Threads Bundle w#131105
Card Stock:  Primrose Petals
Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Lucky Limeade
Primrose Petals
Always Artichoke
Always Artichoke Marker
Big Shot:  *Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders #129383 (Green)
Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die #120903 (Pink)
Punches:  Scallop Trim Corner #118870 (Green)
Modern Label #119849 (Green)
Scallop Edge Border #119882 (Pink)
Other:  SNAIL
*Melon Mambo 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon #129293
Stamping Sponges
Glue Dots
Dimensionals (some are included in the kit, but you might need more)

1.  Read the Instructions that come with the Kit!  (Like I should have done!!)  Choose the card color you want to use from the Kit.
2.  If you want to stamp a sentiment directly on the Scalloped Cross Stitch card stock, do it now.
3.  Do the Cross-Stitch pattern you want to use on your card following the basic instructions that come with the Kit.  Here is what the back of mine look like.
Sweet Threads-Back of Cross Stich4.  Sponge the edges of the Cross-Stitch card stock, if desired.  I think I will use Primrose Petals Ink to sponge the piece for the Green card next time.
Pink Card.
5a.  Wrap the 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon around the Cross-Stitch card stock and tie a bow.  Place Glue dots underneath the ribbon if desired to hold it in place.
5b.  Cut the largest of the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz from Primrose Petals card stock using your Big Shot.  Sponge around the edges with Primrose Petals ink.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  Put Dimensionals on the back of your Cross-Stitch.  Layer it on the Scallop Square as shown.
5c.  Punch a Scallop Border Edge on both sides of a 1-1/2 to 2″ tall by 4-1/4″ wide Primrose Petals card stock piece.  Stamp your sentiment in desired position using a Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.  Sponge the edges with Primrose Petals ink.
5d.  Lay items in desired positions, then adhere them to card front.  You have now finished your Pink Card!
Green Card.
Cut your Lucky Limeade card stock at 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″.  Punch the corners using the Scallop Trim Corner punch.  Sponge all the edges with Lucky Limeade or Old Olive ink.  Place Dimensionals on the back of both the Lucky Limeade and the Cross-Stitch card stock pieces.  Adhere together.
6b.  Stamp desired sentiment on Lucky Limeade card stock in Always Artichoke ink.  Punch out with Modern Label punch.  Sponge edges with same ink used earlier  Adhere to Cross-Stitch piece with Dimensionals.
6c.  Choose the desired Needlepoint Border embossing folder.  Line up the edge with the top edge of your card front.  Fold the card back behind the embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot.  Keeping the same side facing up, line up your embossing folder with the bottom edge of your card and emboss as before.  Run the brush tip of your Always Artichoke Marker along the raised parts of your embossed card front trying to only get the parts raised by your embossing folder.  Run your fingers along the embossed edges just for fun.
6d.  Now center and adhere your Cross-Stitch layers to your card front.  You have now finished your Green Card!

You can purchase the Sweet Threads Simply Sent Kit and Bundle in My Online Store.

Happy Cross-Stitching and Stamping!

Happy Valentine Heart Card

Happy Valentine's Day!This Valentine’s Day card is made with one of the stamps that is available only through January 21.  The Happy Valentine Heart single stamp is available as part of the Valentine Treat Bundle #132771.  It comes with a package of fifty 1″ x 8″ cellophane bags–just perfect for giving little Valentine Treats.  I decided to use the Heart stamp to make a quick Valentine card.  We will be making this card at my Stamp Class on Friday.
Elegant Hearts Valentine Card

Stamps:  Happy Valentine Heart (part of Bundle) c#132771 
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Elegant Lines Folder #119277
Fashionable Hearts Embosslit Die #125596
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die #117332
Punch:  Full Heart Punch #119883

1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base 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″.  Line up in desired position inside your Elegant Lines embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot.   Place SNAIL about 1/4″ from the edges on your Cherry Cobbler card front and adhere your Elegant Lines card stock to the card front.
3.  The paper size to fit inside an Embosslit is about 2″ x 2-1/2″ if you want to cut down the card stock to size.  Or you can just place your Embosslit with the larger piece of card stock in between it’s flaps.  Make sure all the designs you want cut out are covered before you close your Embosslit.  If you noticed, one side of the Embosslit states “This side Down” or something like that.  Place that side against the bottom cutting pad with the Hinge parallel to the long side of the cutting pad and on the side away from the Big Shot Handle.  This will help prevent your Hinge from cracking.  Place the top cutting plate on top of your Embosslit and Run it through your Big Shot with either one or two tabs open.  Use this process (which takes longer to read about than to actually do!) with both the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit and the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit.  I just keep the Embosslits closed until I am ready to use the Hearts.  I am really good at losing the smaller ones!
4.  Lay the Hearts in the desired positions on your card front.  Place Dimensionals on the back of each Heart and adhere it to your card front.
5.  Admire your Heart-ful Valentine!

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

Happy Valentine Stamping!

Plaid Birthday Cards

Spring Catalog ProjectsBoth my Son and Son-in-Law have Birthdays shortly after Christmas.  Since I can’t seem to make the same card twice, here are two versions of Birthday Cards for these men in my life.  Of course I had to use some Spring 2013 Catalog items!  Since these cards were mailed a while ago and because I didn’t take notes I don’t remember the exact colors I used.  So use what ever color is your man’s favorite when you make this card for him.
Jason's 2013 birthday cardSterling's 2013 Birthday cardEvery Monday in January I will be posting projects using Spring 2013 Catalog products.  Enjoy!

*Spring 2013 Catalog available until May 31, 2013
Stamps:  *Beyond Plaid w#129201  c#129204
*Make a Wish w#129219  c#129222
Perfectly Penned  w#122890  c#122892 (Green card)
Bring on the Cake w#121899  c#121958 (Blue card)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip -cake
Marina Mist (Blue card)
Real Red (Blue card)
Midnight Muse ink pad & Marker (Green card sentiment)
Lucky Limeade-I think (Green card)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Marina Mist (Blue card)
Lucky Limeade-I think (Green card)
Big Shot:  *Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159 (Green card Banner)
Chevron Folder #127749 (Green card)
Punch: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle-I think (Blue Card Banner)
Other:  Naturals Designer Buttons #127554
Linen Thread #104199
Glue Dots
Paper Snips and/or Scissors

Instructions will be for Both Cards unless specified.
1.  Card base.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card stock in the desired color.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  If desired, use the Chevron Embossing Folder on your card front.  Line up your card stock in the folder.  Fold the back of the card underneath the embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot with all the tabs open.  Crease the top fold again with your fingers trying not to flatten out the embossing.
3.  Choose the Plaid Design you want.  Stamp it three times in the desired ink color on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the Cake in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut the Cake out with your Paper Snips.  Cut the Plaid images out with Scissors or your Paper Trimmer.
4.  Lay out the Plaid images in the desired positions.  Adhere the upper two images with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.  Adhere the lower Plaid image with Dimensionals.  Add the Cake to the lower Plaid image with Dimensionals.  (Notice I didn’t add any Dazzling Details to Bling up the cakes for the guys!  I hope they appreciated how hard that was for me.)
5a.  Green Banner.  Stamp the sentiment in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim so it is 1″ Tall.  Slip one end through the Hearts a Flutter Banner Framelit.  Cover only the part that will be cut out with the top cutting pad when you run it through your Big Shot.  If you cover the whole card stock piece there will be heavy crease lines in your sentiment.  Repeat with the other end, covering only the part that is being cut with the top cutting pad.  Use the Brush Tip of the Midnight Muse Marker to put a colored edge to your Banner.  Adhere in desired position with Dimensionals.
5b.  Blue Banner.  Stamp sentiment in Real Red Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim about 1″ Tall.  Stick one end of your Banner in through the center open part of your Scallop Circle punch.  Position as desired and punch the end.  Repeat with the other side.  Drag the edges of your Banner against your Real Red ink pad.  Adhere in desired position with Dimensionals.
6.  Buttons.  Choose the desired Buttons.  Thread them with Linen Thread.  We do want it nice and rustic for our guys.  Place a Glue Dot on the back to hold the thread onto the button.  Place 2-3 more Glue Dots on the back of each button and adhere them in the desired position on your card.
7.  There.  You now have two versions of Birthday Cards for the men in your life.  Enjoy!

You can purchase all the Supplies for these Manly Birthday cards from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Sparkly & Elegant Mixed Medley Christmas Card

Winter & Christmas Card & Project Ideas
I wanted to use the clear flocked window sheets that came in the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I added some Red and Silver Glimmer Paper Scallop circles and topped them off with the Merry Christmas from the Mixed Medley Hostess stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  This was a very quick and easy card to make.  Cut, stamp, punch, adhere, done in about 5 minutes!
Sparkly Candlelight Christmas Card

I hope your Christmas preparations are about finished.  I finally have all my shopping finished, and packages mailed.   Hopefully by the time you read this I will have the rest of my Christmas cards mailed and the decorating finished.  My kids were excited that the tree was up almost two weeks ago.  My grandson helped me decorate it earlier this week.  There is nothing that makes me smile like a tree decorated with the help of a preschooler….  a line of ornaments along the lowest branches, several ornaments all on the same branch or “globbed” really close together.  And the excitement of keeping “secrets” which will surprise others on Christmas.  It will be fun to have two of my children and their families with me on Christmas!  My posts next week will be short and sweet since I will be spending time with my family.

Starting the day after Christmas I will start showing you projects I have made with items from the Spring Catalog which you can start ordering from on January 3rd.  If there is anything you wanted from the Holiday catalog you must have your order placed before January 2nd at 11:50 pm Mountain Time.  Here is a list of items that will still be available during the Spring Catalog time.  (Note:  I forgot to include the Sanding System on this list.  Hopefully this is the only thing I missed.)

Stamps:  Mixed Medley Holiday 2012 Hostess stamp set  w#128054  c#128057
Ink:  Real Red
Papers:  Cherry Cobbler card stock
Whisper White card stock
Silver Glimmer Paper  #124005
Red Glimmer Paper  #121790
Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper  #126901
Punches:  3/4″ Circle  #119873
7/8″ Scallop Circle (Spring 2013 Catalog) #129404
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle  #127811
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
Other:  Dimensionals
Glue Dots

1.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x  8-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler card base.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card front and a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Candlelight Christmas flocked window sheet.  Place Glue Dots under some of the red flocking and adhere it to the Whisper White card front.  Adhere these to the Cherry Cobbler card base.
3.  Punch a 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle and a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Silver Glimmer Paper.
4.  Punch a 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle and a 7/8″ Scallop Circle (Optional) from Red Glimmer Paper.
5.  Stamp the Merry Christmas from the Mixed Medley stamp set using Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Adhere to the 7/8″ Red Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Adhere these to the 1-1/4″ Silver Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Then adhere these to the 1-3/4″ Red Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  And finally adhere these to the 2-3/8″ Silver Glimmer Paper Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Adhere them all in the desired position on the card front with Dimensionals.  Yes, the hardest part of this card is taking off all the Dimensional backs.
6.  Admire your wonderful new Christmas card!

You can purchase all the items to make this Christmas Card in My Online Store.

Merry Christmas!

First Christmas

Winter & Christmas Card & Project Ideas
Here is a fairly quick card to make using a couple of Sneak Peek Spring Catalog items.  I wanted to use the First Christmas stamp set, but wanted to do something different.  I recently received my Preorder of Spring Catalog and Sale-a-bration items and decided I would use the NEW Oval Framelits to cut out the image.  I decided to use the Layered Labels stamp set and the Apothecary Accents Framelit to go behind the image of Baby Jesus in the Manger.  I cut out the star and used a NEW Large Rhinestone in the center.  I even finally used the Mixed Medley Hostess stamp set I wanted so much.
First Christmas

Stamps:  First Christmas w#127988  c#127991
Layered Labels w#127070  c#128291
Mixed Medley w#128054  c#128057
Inks:   StazOn Black (freshly reinked!) #101406
Real Red
More Mustard
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Garden Green
Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
NEW Oval Framelits (available January 3, 2013)  #129381
Punches:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
3/4″ Circle #119873
Other:  Dimensionals
Paper Snips #103579
Large Rhinestone (Available January 3, 2013) #129324

1.  Cut Garden Green card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Place card front in Fancy Fan embossing folder and line up as desired.  Fold the card back behind the embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot.
2.  Stamp the large Layered Label stamp in Real Red ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Apothecary Accents Framelit and your Big Shot.  Put Dimensionals on the back, but don’t adhere to card front yet.
3.  Stamp Baby Jesus in the Manger using Black StazOn ink.  Cut out with the desired NEW Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Drag the edges across your Real Red ink pad to put a little emphasis on the cut out shape.  Use Dimensionals to adhere it to your Layered Label image.
4.  Stamp the star in More Mustard.  Cut it out with your Paper Snips.  Put a full Dimensional in the center back and a Large Rhinestone on the center front.  Don’t adhere yet.
5.  Stamp the “Friend” image from the Mixed Medley stamp set in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle punch.  Stamp the Merry Christmas in Garden Green in on Very Vanilla card stock and punch out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Adhere to the Scallop Circle with Dimensionals.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Scallop Circle.
6.  Lay out all images in the desired position.  Remove Dimesional backs and adhere in desired position.
7.  Admire your new Christmas card.

You can get most of the items to make this card at My Online Store.  Some you will need to wait until January 3rd to get unless you sign up now to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator now.  You will get $125 worth of merchandise (which you choose yourself AND you can choose items from the NEW Spring catalog and earn a Sale-a-bration item for every $50 you spend!!) and a business supply package all for $99.  After you become an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you get all your purchases at least 20% off.  The more you sell, the bigger your discount and the more you can earn!  You can sign up online (also get more information at this link)  and get started right away!  If you would like to order items from the Spring Catalog when you sign up, email me and I will email you a copy.  You will need your Social Security Number and a major credit card to sign up.  Come Join the Fun as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!  Email me if you have any questions.  If you leave your phone number, I will call you to answer your questions.

Happy Christmas Stamping!

Happy Hanukkah!

Winter & Christmas Card & Project Ideas
A Happy Hanukkah to everyone!  I have had several Jewish friends at different times in my life and have always admired them.  So here is a card to celebrate Hanukkah.  It does involve a bit of cutting out by hand, but I like the effect of the different layers.  It is an easy image to cut out.  You can admire the intricate design of the stamped and embossed image as you trim the different parts out.
Happy Hanukkah!

Stamps:  Jewish Celebrations  w#128042  c#128045
Card Stock:  Midnight Muse
Whisper White
Ink:  VersaMark
Midnight Muse
Big Shot:  Lacy Brocade embossing folder #127819
Embossing Powder:  Pewter #124114
White #109132
Black #109133
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle Punch #120906
3/16″ Corner #119871
 Heat Tool #129053
Paper Snips #103579

1.   Stamp and emboss the Star of David image with VersaMark ink three times:  First-Whisper White card stock and Pewter Embossing Powder.  Second-Whisper White card stock and Black embossing powder.  Third-Midnight Muse card stock and White embossing powder.
2.  Trim the first embossed image (Pewter embossing powder)  around the Star using your paper snips.  Punch the second image (Black embossing powder) with a 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  Trim the third embossed image (on Midnight Muse card stock) around the circles part of the image.
3.  Put Dimensionals  on the back of each  of the images.  The Pewter Star is the top layer, then the Midnight Muse card stock with White embossing is the middle layer.
4.   Now for the rest of the card.  You will need a 3″ square of Midnight Muse card stock, a 3-1/2″ square of Whisper White card stock, a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Midnight Muse card stock, and a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Whisper White scored and folded at 4-1/4″.
5.  Round the corners of the square pieces of card stock with the Corner Rounder punch.  Adhere these pieces together with SNAIL.
6.  Emboss the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Midnight Muse card stock with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and your Big Shot.  Adhere to the front of your Whisper White card base.
7.  Adhere the layered Star of David image on top of the squares.
8.  Stamp Happy Hanukkah with Midnight Muse ink on a 7/8″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  Use the Corner Punch to round the corners.  Adhere to the card front in desired position with Dimensionals.
9.  Happy Hanukkah!

You can purchase all the supplies for this Hanukkah card from My Online Store.

Enjoy your Hanukkah celebration!

Peekaboo Frames Christmas Card

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI haven’t used the Peekaboo Frames die yet this Fall.  I decided to make a Christmas Card with it.  It was pretty quick and easy to make which is just what I need during this busy time of year.
Peekaboo Frames Christmas Card-Closed
Peekaboo Frames Christmas Card-Open

Stamps:  More Merry Messages w#126400  c#126402
Greeting Card Kids  w#119887  c#120633
Ink:  VersaMark
StayzOn Black
Cherry Cobbler
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red
Wild Wasabi
Whisper White
scrap of green DSP
Scrap of Champaign Glimmer paper
Big Shot:  Peekabook Frames Bigz L Die #124587
Punch:  Star (retired-sorry)
Make a Mitten #127824  (Holiday 2012-not being carried over)
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
Blender Pen
1/8″ Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots

1.  Cut the Peekaboo Frames from Riding Hood Red card stock using your Big Shot.
2.  Stamp the Greeting Card girl with the Christmas Tree onto Whisper White card stock using StayzOn Black Ink.  Color using Ink Pads and a Blender Pen.  I twirled off some of the color onto a scratch paper to get a lighter color.  I used Cherry Cobbler for all the reds.  I went over the darker parts 2-3 times.  Trim the Whisper White card stock to 2-3/16″ square, centering the image. Adhere to the back of the large Curly Peekaboo Frame centering the image.
3.  Stamp the sentiment (after making sure it will fit in the opening) using VersaMark Ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Then use Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  Trim the Whisper White card stock to 1-7/8″ square centering the image.  Adhere to the back of the Scalloped Square Peekaboo Frame centering the image.
4.  Lay out the Peekaboo Frames in the desired positions on the Wild Wasabi card front.  Choose your Sentiment.  Stamp with Versamark ink and emboss with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and your Heat Tool.
5.  Adhere Peekaboo Frames in desired positions.
6.  Decorate the Front of the Curly Peekaboo Frame with a punched 1-3/4″ Whisper White Scallop Circle.  Punch one mitten with the desired DSP pattern.  Flip the DSP over and punch another mitten.  Adhere to the Curly Peekaboo Frame Flap making sure to stay below the score/fold line.  Yes, one of my mittens does hangout over the edge of the flap.  Just make sure you don’t have adhesive on the part that hangs over.
7.  Punch a star or other shape out of Champagne Glimmer Paper.  Adhere to front making sure the top tip of the star has adhesive so it will stay down as the flap folds up and down.  It will cross over the score/fold line slightly.
8.  Tie a small bow and adhere it to the card front with a Glue Dot.
9.  Open and close your Peekaboo flaps and admire your fun card!

You can buy the supplies to make this Peekaboo Frames card at My Online Store.

Happy Christmas Crafting!

3×3 Christmas Gift Tags

We made a lot of these Christmas Gift Tags at my Tag Class last Friday.  These Christmas Gift Tags are 3″ x 3″ when finished.  They start out as a 3″ x 6″ piece of card stock scored and folded at 3″.  I had set out a variety of Christmas stamps and punches for everyone to use.  I also cut up the pages of the  Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (#126908) that has the squares into 2-7/8″ squares for people to use on the tags.  They do make cute Christmas Gift Tags.  I also had out Dazzling Details in the Cherry Cobbler (#125585) and the Clear (#124117) for them to Bling up the Tags.
3x3 Christmas TagsI hope you have fun making your own 3″ x 3″ littleChristmas Gift Tags!  Sorry, the little Stocking Punch is retired, but you could use the Mitten Punch (#127824)

Stamps:  More Merry Messages w#126400  c#126402
Card Stock:  Real Red
Gumball Green
Snow Festival Designer Series Paper #126908
Punches:  1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
Stocking (retired)  try the Mitten Punch instead #127824
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim #129938
Dazzling Details (clear) #124117
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Cut card stock 3″ x 6″, score and fold at 3″.
2.  Cut Designer Series Paper at 2-7/8″ square.
3.  Wreath.  Punch the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle first, then center it inside the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and punch.  Adhere the Wreath to card front.  Tie and attach the bow with several Glue Dots.  Then add the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.  Set aside to dry.
4.  Adhere Gift Tags to Gifts with Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, or Glue Dots.

Some Suggested Stamp Sets to use from the Holiday Catalog:
Ornament Keepsakes stamps & Framelits  Bundle w#129949  c#129950
Joyous Celebrations w#128066  c#128069
Greetings of the Season (sentiments) w#128030  c#128033
Wonderful Winterland w#123817  c#123819
Make a Mitten w#127940  c#127943
Watercolor Winter  w#129724  c#129727
Scentsational Season Bundle w#129945  c#129946
First Christmas w#127988  c#127991

Some Suggested Stamp Sets to use from the Annual Catalog:
Delightful Decorations w#116517 c#127787
Chock Full of Cheer w#126715  c#126717
Tags Til Christmas w#120847  c#121169
Merry & Type w#122550  c#122552
Greeting Card Kids w#119887  c#120633
25 & Counting w#123792  c#123794
Snow Swirled  w#111690  c#127799
Christmas Blessings w#123807  c#123809
Beautiful Season w#122680  c#122682
Bells & Boughs w#120831  c#121142
Polar Party w#122675  c#122677
Jolly Bingo Bits  w#120857  c#121187
No Peeking w#126290  c#126292

Other Suggestions:
1.  Use any of the smaller punches and Framelits.
2.  Use scraps of Designer Series Papers or ribbons to go across the front of the Gift Tag.
3.  Use Rhinestones, Pearls, brads, or buttons to help add some bling and dimension to your Gift Tag.

Have fun using the stamps and supplies you have already or purchase them at My Online Store.

Happy Gift Tag Making!

Happy Thanksgiving! Turkey Punch Art Card

Happy Thanksgiving!  I am thankful for my family, friends, customers, and those of you who visit my blog!  Enjoy spending this Thanksgiving with those you love.
Happy Thanksgiving!We made this Punch Art Turkey at Stamp Class this month.  Here is Deborah’s stepped up version.  She changed the colors a bit and used the thick end of the marker.  She also used the Festive Paper Piercing Pack (#127857) to pierce around the Labels die cut.  This was also one of My Newsletter Projects for November.  If you want the supply list and instructions with pictures, then please signup for My Newsletter and register for My Newsletter Project Pages.  This is a FREE Service I offer my Newsletter Subscribers.

Snow Globes: Snowman Tag & Santa Card

My grandson and I were watching a video on the Papercrafter’s Library.  We saw a fun snow globe card made with a Treat Cup that had a Santa Claus in with some snow to shake around.  Well I didn’t have that Santa stamp so I thought the Snowman from the Tags Til Christmas stamp set would work well.  My grandson wasn’t happy with me using a snowman.  He did say I could give it to his cousin though.  I do have some retired Santa Claus stamps, but they were all too big (in my opinion).  He chose the smaller Santa Claus for me to use on his tag.  He was busy painting so he had me do the stamping and coloring.  He showed me where to stamp the Santa.  He approved my coloring. and told me where to put the Treat Cup with the “snow”.  He also had me write on it.  He was very happy with how it turned out!  I added his photo of him holding his card to the picture of his card.  He is very opinionated when it comes to stamping!  And he is only four!

So today I will be showing you both versions:  My Snowman Tag which we will be making at my Tag Class tomorrow, and his Santa card.
Snowman Tag

Stamps:  Tags Til Christmas  w#120847  c#121169  (Snowman)
Jolly Old Saint Nick (retired w#121717)
Ink:  Midnight Muse (Snowman)
Real Red (Snowman)
Black StayzOn (Santa)
Markers (Santa):   Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Basic Black
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Snow Festival DSP (Snowman) #126908  1-1/2″ x 2-7/8″
Big Shot (Snowman): Snow Burst Embossing Folder (oops-retired).  You could use Northern Flurry #120902, Petals-a-Plenty #116824, or Square Lattice #119976.
Punches (Snowman):  1-3/4″ Circle #119850
2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Tag Corner (Retired) or just cut your corners off diagonally
Other:  Snail
Circle Treat Cups #116802
White paper cut into “Snowflakes”  mine was crimped strips I that came in a package I received.  You can use printer paper.

1.  Cut Real Red card stock 2-7/8″ x 5-1/4″.
2.  Cut Whisper White card stock 2-3/4″ x 5-1/8″.  Punch 1-3/4″ Circle in desired position towards top of tag.  Punch or Trim the top two corners diagonally.  Run through Big Shot with desired Embossing Folder.
3.  Stamp Snowman image with Midnight Muse ink.  You might want to stamp once on a scrap first, then stamp on your Whisper White card stock.  Write in the To & From now with a pen or marker.  Punch your image out using the 2-1/2″ Circle punch.
4.  Fill your Treat Cup with “Snow“.  You might want to wipe the inside of your Treat Cup with a used dryer sheet first since the inside has static.  My grandson enjoyed the static though.  Peel the adhesive backing off the Treat Cup and center it over your Snowman.  I held everything up so I wouldn’t spill the snow.  My grandson thought I was really funny.  Give it a couple of shakes to see the “snow“.
5.  Put some SNAIL or Glue Dots on the Snowman paper and around the base of the Treat Cup.  Position under your Punched Circle on the Whisper White Tag front.  Now adhere the whole thing to the Real Red Tag back.  Trim the upper two corners so they match.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on a strip of Whisper White in Real Red ink.  Place it diagonally across the left corner.  Trim the edges.
7.  Add your 1-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ Designer Series Paper strip to the lower portion of the tag front.
8.   Shake your tag “to test it out” and make sure it works.  We should have a little fun before we give it away!

Santa Card

1.  Stamp the Santa stamp with Black StayzOn ink on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
2.  Color as desired with Markers.
3.  Cut the “snow” pieces or have your little helper cut the pieces into a bowl.  Put the desired amount of “snow” into the Treat Cup.
4.  Remove adhesive backing and place the Treat Cup with Snow over the desired portion of the stamped and colored Santa.
5.  Write the To and From portions with Markers.
6.  Adhere to a piece of 5-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Real Red card stock.
7.  Give to your favorite little someone and watch them have fun shaking it!

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Everything Eleanor Flourishes and a Flower Card

I just bought the Everything Eleanor stamp set last week during the 15% off Stamps sale.  This has been on my Wish List since the catalog came out.  I am using Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple (this name sure makes me hungry for ice cream!).  I hope you have fun making this Flourishes & a Flower card in your own color combination.  This is another quick and easy card that you can make for any occasion.
Everything Eleanor Flower Flourishes and a Flower Card

Stamps:  Everything Eleanor  w#124162  c#124164
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock:  Primrose Petals card base
Raspberry Ripple
Punch:  Blossom Petals Builder #121808
Other:  Dahlias #127556
Glue Dots
Bone Folder

1.   Cut your Primrose Petals card base 8-1/2″ x 11″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp the Label in Raspberry Ripple ink towards the bottom of your card front.
3.  Stamp the flourish in Raspberry Ripple ink around the Label, filling in the empty spaces with the end of one of the flourish swirls.
4.  Cut two 1″ x 5-1/2″ strips of Raspberry Ripple card stock.  Punch out the smallest rounded Flower Petal from the Blossom Petals punch putting the paper in from the left so you can get more petals from the strips.  Punch at least 7 Flower Petals.
5.  Take each Flower Petal and curl it with your Bone Folder.  I held the Bone Folder along the center and curled out towards the side, then repeated with the other side.
6.  Lay out your Curled Flower Petals in the desired position in the center of the Label.  Decide which side of the Flower Petal will be touching the card front.  You will place a Glue Dot on the center tip and on the outer part on the side of each Flower Petal that will be touching the card stock.  As you attach the Flower Petals, press down the center Glue Dot now and leave the outer Glue Dot unpressed until the whole flower is together and the way you want it.  Then press the outer Glue Dots to hold the Petals in the desired position.
7.  Place two Glue Dots on the Back of a Dahlia (or use a button or brad) and press into the center of the flower.
8.  I decided I would just add the sentiment in the center of the card with my note.  So I am finished.  You can add a sentiment to the front if desired.
9.  Admire your beautiful flower & flourishes card!

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Happy Flower Making and Flourishing!