Eastern Palace Note Card

Here is another quick and easy Note Card to make in less than 5 minutes!  Choose some two-sided patterned Designer Series Paper, some words to stamp, and either a punch or die-cut.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Ink:  Tranquil Tide  #144085
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes #144236
Very Vanilla card stock
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper #144147
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725  (Or use another Framelit or Punch to cut out your sentiment)
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
NOTE:  The Note Cards come with the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle, but the Eastern Medallion Thinlits do not.  Available as a Bundle May 1-31, 2017.  Available individually starting June 1, 2017.
1.
 Choose your Note Card.  Fold and crease the score line with your Bone Folder.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla (or Whisper White) Card stock.  Cut out with either a Framelit or Punch.  I used one of the Eastern Medallion large Medallions and hand trimmed it loose from the card stock.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 4-3/4″.  Trim to 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Save the cut off strip.
~Attach 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ piece to card front.
4.  Lay your sentiment and the thin strip on the card front where you like them.  Attach the Strip with Fast Fuse.  Attach the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
NOTE:  The Note Cards come with the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle, but the Eastern Medallion Thinlits do not.  Available as a Bundle May 1-31, 2017.  Available individually starting June 1, 2017.

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

Have fun making a variety of Note Cards using Designer Series Paper.

Eastern Medallion Cut-Out Card

This quick and easy Eastern Palace Card uses the Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, and Thick Very Vanilla card stock.  Make your OWN version today!
Eastern Palace Medallion Cut-Out CardSUPPLIES:
NOTE:  These supplies are all in the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207 which is available May 1-31, 2-17.  They will be available individually on June 1, 2017.
Card Stock:
 Fresh Fig
Thick Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
NEW Big Shot Die Brush #144262 (Available June 1, 2017)
Embellishments:  Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  #144150
Adhesive”  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Fresh Fig card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Lay your card front on your Big Shot Platform with a cutting plate .
~Place a variety of the Eastern Medallion Thinlits on your card front where you want them.  Yes, some Thinlits can hang off the edge.
~Run through your Big Shot with another cuttine plate on top of your Thinlits.
~Poke out all the tiny pieces with your Big Shot Die Brush or a toothpick.
~Glue to your card base making sure and getting the corners and edges and around the edges of the cut outs.
4.  Add some Gold Vinyl Stickers where you want.  I placed two inside the large Medallion cut out and one small sticker inside the medium Medallion cut out.  I also place two small stickers on the card front.

Make this quick and easy Medallion Cut-Out card in a variety of colors.  You can also stamp instead of using stickers.

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

Diagonal Twist Eastern Beauty Medallion Card

Add a diagonal twist to your card front and top it off with a Flower Medallion sentiment.  This card uses the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle available May 1-31, 2017.  It is a pretty quick card to make.
Flower Medallion CardI hope you enjoy the scenic background of my parents’ yard.

SUPPLIES:
*Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207
Stamps:  *Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set  #143675
Inks:  *Tranquil Tide #144085
*Lemon Lime Twist #144086
Card Stock:  *Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148-Tranquil Tide & Dapper Denim
Whisper White
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  #144147
Big Shot:  *Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Layering Circles Framelits  #141705
Other:  *Eastern Vinyl Stickers #144150
Stamping Sponge Wedges
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut the first piece diagonally.  For the second piece:
~Put it with the other side up.
~Hold one of the first cut diagonal pieces next to it to help you decide which way to cut it diagonally.  Cut.
~Do you want to sponge around the edge?  If you do, do it now.  (I am out of town and forgot my sponges.  I miss them!!!)
~Lay one of each pattern on your card front.  Attach the bottom/right side first.  Then attach the top/left side.  Mine overlapped a little along the diagonal center to get it straight.
~Add a border sticker to the one edge if desired.
~Repeat with the other two diagonal pieces.  I put these on a Dapper Denim card base.  See Wednesday’s post for this card.
3.  Cut the Flower Medallion from Dapper Denim card stock.  It will not cut completely out.  You will need to put your paper snips or scissors in between the petals and cut it off the card stock.  Fold the petals up along the score lines.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with a Scallop Layering Circle making sure it will fit inside the Flower Medallion center.  Sponge around the edges with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Stamp smaller images in Lemon Lime Twist ink around the sentiment if desired.  Attach to inside of Flower Medallion.  Attach Flower Medallion to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

      

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Eastern Medallion die cut card

Here is a card using the NEW Eastern Medallion Thinlits and stamp set.  Add a Layering Circle Scallop Framelit to make the focal point for this all occasion card.  Available May 1st for purchase as part of a Multi-Item Bundle (listed below) or June 1st as a regular Stamp Set and Thinlet Bundle.
Eastern Medallion Flower and Doily CardAVAILABLE MAY 1st!  Eastern Palace Starter Bundle #147196 is $60.50 and includes:
~Easter Beauty Photopolymer Stamp set
~Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
~Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
~Three NEW In Color ink pads
~Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes  (FREE)

AVAILABLE MAY 1st!  Eastern Palace Premier Bundle #147207 is 103.50 and includes:
~Easter Beauty Photopolymer Stamp set
~Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
~*Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
~*Mini Tassels Assortment
~Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
~Three NEW In Color ink pads
~*Eastern Medallion Thinlits
~*Very Vanilla Note Medium Envelopes  (FREE)
~*Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (NEW!)   (FREE)

SUPPLIES:
Bundle #145308:  Eastern Palace Photopolymer stamp set (143675) + Eastern Medallions Thinlits (143725)
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Rose Red
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the set of 3 circular Thinlits you want.  (Notice that when they cut, they do not cut out and remove from the card stock.)  Position them on the Whisper White card stock making sure the designs line up the way you want them to.  Run through your Big Shot.  Now choose the largest Scallop Layering Circle Framelit.  Position around your previous die cut and cut out.  Now you can use it by itself.
3.  Cut out the center flower from Rose Red card stock using both the flower dies.  Put half Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each center petal.  Attach it to the center of your Whisper White die cut with Glue Dots and Tombow Glue for the Thin outside petals.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink.
5.  If desired, cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attach it inside your card.  Now write on the inside and your are ready to give it to someone special.

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Tasty Treats Birthday Shaker Card

This fun Birthday Shaker Card can use any patterned paper or stamps to fit what the Birthday Girl or Boy (Woman or Man) likes.  I used the Tasty Treat paper along with the Cool Treat Bundle.  You can choose sequins or small punched shapes to shake in your card.
Tasty Treats Ice Cream Birthday Shaker CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle #145181:  Cool Treats Photopolymer stamp set + Frozen Treats Framelits (available until May 31, 2017)
Stamps:  Cool Treats Photopolymer #142982
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Watermelon Wonder
Card Stock:  Flirty Flamingo
Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142770
Window Sheets (12×12) #142314
Big Shot:  Frozen Treats Framelits #142756
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Sprinkles Embellishments #142741
Embossing Buddy #103083
Adhesives:  Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Tombow Glue + Sponge Wedge + Silicone Craft Sheet
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the two Framelits you will use as your cut out and frame.
3.  Cut your Card front pieces:
~Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Patterned Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Cut out the window using the smaller Framelit.
~Window Sheet at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Flirty Flamingo Window Frame:  Put both Framelits on the card stock on your Big Shot Platform.  Make sure the card stock showing between them is even.  Cut.
~Stamp your Ice Cream with Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White card stock with the solid Ice Cream stamps.  Stamp the Ice Cream layers with Watermelon Wonder ink on the solid Ice Cream piece.  Cut out with the coordinating Ice Cream Framelit.
~Cut out both the solid and the detailed Thinlit Ice Cream cone pieces from Crumb Cake card stock.  Attach together with Tombow Glue and sponge wedge on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Glue the Ice Cream to the top.
~Stamp Happiest Birthday or other words in Watermelon Wonder ink on a Whisper White card stock strip.  Punch the end with the Banner Triple Punch.
4.  Assemble Card Front.
~Glue the Flirty Flamingo Frame around the Window on your patterned paper using Tombow Glue because it has a little wiggle room so you can use your fingers in the window hole to line up both pieces.
~Glue the Window Sheet on the back of the card front.  You just need glue around the edges of the Window Sheet.
~Attach the Happiest Birthday Banner with the adhesive of your choice.
~Attach the Ice Cream Cone with half Stampin’ Dimensionals
5.  Make the Shaker Card.
~Put your Foam Adhesive strips on the back of your card front within about 1/4″ from the window cut-out making sure there are no small gaps for your Sprinkles to escape through.  Rub the part of the Foam Adhesive Strip that is in the center where the sprinkles will be with your Embossing Buddy to remove all the sticky from the sides.  This will help prevent your Sprinkles from sticking to the Foam.  If you look closely, you can see I forgot this step.
~Also put some Foam Adhesive Strips about 1/4″ from the edge of the back side of the card front.
~Optional: Line up the Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece with the completed card front to get an idea of where to place some of the Sprinkles with Glue Dots.   Attach a few Sprinkles on the Whisper White piece with Glue Dots.  Cut away the excess Glue Dot that sticks out beyone the Sprinkle if you want a smaller glob of Sprinkles to collect on the Glue Dot.  I just left the Glue Dot as is of all but one of the added Sprinkles.
~Put the desired amount of Sprinkles on the back of the card front inside the Foam Window.  Match up the sides of the Whisper White piece and the card front and attach.
~Attach your Shaker card front to your card base.
6.  Yippee!  You are finished!

Enjoy making your own version of this Shaker Card.  You can buy all the supplies in My Online Store 24/7.

Happy Valentine’s Day with lots of Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This Valentine card uses the Sweet and Sassy Hearts Framelits and the Love Notes Thinlits.  Enjoy all the Hearts for your Happy Valentine’s Day!
Lots of hearts Valentine cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sealed with Love Photopolymer #
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Silver Foil Sheets #132178
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Big Shot:  Love Notes Framelits #142752
Sweet and Sassy Framelits $141707
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella #141897
Stamping Sponge
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 6-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Prep all the pieces:
~Stamp Happy Valentine’s Day in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the desired Sweet and Sassy Heart Framelit.
~Cut the Heart Border from a 1″ x 6″ piece of Real Red card stock
~Cut the opening Heart from Real Red card stock.
~Cut the two Arrows from the Silver Foil Sheet.  Put a folded sheet of printer paper over the foil sheet to protect it from getting marks transferred from your cutting pad.
~Sponge around the Whisper White Heart with Real Red ink if desired.
4.  Lay out all the pieces where you want them.  Attach.  I used Tombow glue to attach everything.  Trim off the edges of the Heart Border strip if needed.
5.  Brush some Clear Wink of Stella onto all the red Hearts to add some sparkle.  Let dry.
6.  If desired, cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock to put on the inside to write on.  Use a few stamps to decorate the edges.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Bloomin’ Heart Valentine

This sparkly Valentine Card uses Bloomin’ Heart die cut in Gold Glimmer Paper and the Sale-a-bration Metallic Silver Ribbon along with Real Red flowers and a Be Mine banner.
Sparkly Heart Valentine cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Gold Glimmer Paper
Falling in Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper #142786
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140621
Embellishments:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-a-bration) #143601
White Perfect Accents  #138416
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Wait to attach to card base until it is all decorated.
3.  Decorate:
~Attach 3 rows of ribbon to the front with SNAIL.  You can either run the SNAIL on the card front or on the back of the ribbon.  Wrap the ends around to the back and attach with SNAIL.
~Cut out the Gold Glimmer Paper with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit.  It works best if you put the die on the white back of the Glimmer Paper to cut it out.
~Cut out two large flowers and three small flowers with the Flower Thinlits in the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.
~Put a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of the flower shapes on the Gold Glimmer Paper Heart die cut.
~Put a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of each Real Red flower .
~Stamp the Banner and greeting in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with scissors.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Lay out all the pieces where you want them, then attach.
5.  Add the White Perfect Accents to the center of the flowers.
6.  Tie a bow and attach it with either Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
7.  If desired add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White to the inside of your card to write on.

Happy Valentine Card Making!

Thank You Flower Tag Card

This Tag card is made with the Timeless Tags Bundle.  It is pretty quick and you get to color a little bit.
SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144725:  That’s The Tag Photopolymer stamps + Timeless Tags Thinlits
Stamps:  *That’s The Tag Photopolymer #142918
Ink:  Rose Red
Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142788
Markers:  Rose Red
Cucumber Crush
Big Shot:  *Timeless Tags Thinlits #142755
Other:  Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon #141428
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut out your Tag from Whisper White card stock and the Tag Thinlit with your Big Shot.
4.  Stamp Thanks So Much in Rose Red ink in the center of your Tag.
5.  Lay the flower stems stamp with flat side up on your tag.  Slightly curve the bottom of the stems to match the curve of your tag.  Hold in place while putting a block on top.
6.  Stamp the flower stems on the tag and the patterned paper with Memento ink.  You might want to reverse the way the flowers are stamped on the patterned paper.
7.  Color the flowers with your Rose Red Marker.  Color the stems and leaves with your Cucumber Crush Marker.
8.  Cut about 5-6″ of Ribbon and put through Tag hole.  It helps to fold the ribbon in half, then at the fold you fold the ribbon in half again so you can get it through the Tag hole.  Pull most of the way through, then put the ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull tight.
9.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Tag and attach to card front.
10.  If desired, you can stamp and color the flowers on your envelope.

Enjoy making this Timeless Tag card!

Love Heart Card

This is a fun Valentine’s Card to make.  You can also use it for a Wedding or Anniversary card – just add one more heart.  It is pretty simple if you want to make several.
Love Heart Valentine or Wedding CardSUPPLIES:
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Sunshine Wishes  Thinlits #141489
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut you Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Heart embossing folder.  Sponge around the edges with Real Red ink.
3.  Cut out your Heart and Love from Red Glimmer Paper.  Make sure the Love is on top of the Glimmer Paper.  Cut out the Heart from the BACK white side of the Glimmer Paper.  Glue to embossed card front.
NOTE:  For Wedding or Anniversary card cut out two Hearts and overlap them on the card front.
4.  Gently sponge Real Red ink over the hearts around the love and Heart die cuts leaving some white areas.
5.  Glue to card base.

Happy Valentine Card Making!

Lacy Thank You Butterfly Card

Make this Clean and Simple Lacy Thank You Butterfly card to tell someone Thank You.
SUPPLIES:
*=Sale-a-bration item available until March 31, 2017.  FREE with $50 purchase
Stamps:
  *So Very Much  Wood #143340
*Delicate Details  Photopolymer #143314
*Any Occasion Photopolymer #143348
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Bold Butterflies Framelits #138135
Butterflies Thinlits #137360
Adhesive:  Glue Dots
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp with Elegant Eggplant ink:
~Large Thank you
~Lace:  Angle based on the Thank you.  I did the right side first, then the left side.
~Banner Thank You
3.  Cut your Butterfly parts out with your Big Shot.
~Solid Butterfly shape from Melon Mambo card stock.
~Butterfly details from Elegant Eggplant card stock.
4.  Attach Butterfly parts together with Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Wait a minute or so until it is dry.  Then bend the Butterfly along each side of it’s body.  Attach left side with Glue Dots.  Fold right Butterfly wing in so card will fit in envelope.

Happy Thank You card making!

Let’s Celebrate Balloon Birthday Card

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

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

Happy Celebrating!

Sweet Flower Card

This Sweet Flower card is pretty quick to make.  Choose 2 coordinating colors of card stock and make your own version.  The pretty flower embellishment adds just the right amount of bling.
Sweet Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Big Shot:  Window Box Thinlit #142762
Cupcake Cutouts Framelits #141474
Other:  Falling in Love embellishment #142791
Tombow Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  With your Big Shot cut out the large Window Box flower Thinlit in the center of your card front.
3.  Attach your card front to your card base with Fast Fuse.
4.  Cut your “Sweet” and the Cupcake Cutouts curlique from Rich Razzleberry card stock.  Attach with glue to your card front.
5.  Attach your Flower embellishment with 2 Glue Dots.
6.  If desired cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attach to the inside to write on.

Enjoy the fun cutouts in the Window Box Thinlits and Cupcake Cutouts.

Sneak Peek: Window Shopping Hexagon Box

This fun Hexabon Window Box Thinlit and stamp set will be available on January 4, 2017 in the NEW Occasions Catalog.  It is simple to make and decorate.  AND it has tabs to hold it closed!!  There are LOTS of options for dressing it up!  Sale-a-bration also starts on January 4th so if you buy the Window Shopping Bundle you can choose 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product!
Hexagon Window BoxSUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Window Shopping stamp set + Window Box Thinlits  Wood #144742, Clear #144743 (Bundle pricing only available until May 31, 2017)
Stamps:  *Window Shopping  Wood #142920, Clear #143265
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock: Sweet Sugarplum
Big Shot:  *Window Box Thinlits #142762
Adhesive:  Tear & Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card stock into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Use your Window Box Thinlit to cut out each piece.  Make sure and line up the Thinlit so the outside Tab cutting lines hang just over the edge of the card stock.
2.  Stamp box top and sides.
Piece 1-Box Top
~Stamp the words with the 3 side  pieces above the box top.
~Stamp the sides with the image upside-down.
Piece 2-Box Bottom
~Leave the box bottom blank.
~Have the sides closest to you and stamp the images right side up (opposite direction you stamped Piece 1).
3.  Cut the two side tabs off Piece 1.  Add Tear & Tape to all side and bottom tabs.  Put NO Tape on any of the upper box tabs!!  Start by attaching one side Tab to a side where you cut off the tab.  Move around attaching the Box Bottom and sides until you have formed the Hexagon Box shape.  There will be tabs around the top of the box and the box lid.  DO NOT put tape on these tabs!
4.  Fill up the inside of the box and close the tabs.  Your box is finished.

I will show you more variations of this box later.  So come back for more.

Happy Window Box Making!

Birthday Cupcake Card

This Cupcake card is for my Mom’s birthday. This Birthday Cupcake Card is great for almost everyone (except those who really don’t like cupcakes).  Change the colors to match the favortie color of the Birthday girl or boy (no matter their age).
Cupcake Birthday cardSUPPLIES:
*=part of the Bundle
Bundle:
 Sweet Cupcake Photopolymer #142232 (available until May 2017)
Stamps:  Sweet Cupcake  Photopolymer #141498
Marquee Messages  Photopolymer #141727
Inks:  So Saffron
Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon
Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
So Saffron
Delightful Dijon
Big Shot:  Cupcake Cutouts #141474
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Confetti Embossing Folder #140592
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Stamping Dimensionals
Foam Adhesive Strips
Fine-Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your So Saffron card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Confetti Embossing Folder making sure to center it around the oval.  Sponge the Confetti with Crushed Curry ink.
3.  Stamp your cupcake on Whisper White card stock.  Both the Cupcake Liner and Frosting use three stamps each to achieve the great look.
~Cupcake Liner stamp 1 in Crumb Cake ink (light)
~Cupcake Liner stamp 2 in Chocolate Chip ink (medium)
~Cupcake Liner stamp 3 in Early Espresso ink (dark)
~Cupcake Frosting stamp 1 in Delightful Dijon (dark)
~Cupcake Frosting stamp 2 in Crushed Curry (medium)
~Cupcake Frosting stamp 3 in So Saffron (light)
I actually stamped the Frosting in the reverse order.  It really does not matter which order you stamp them in, just that you choose a light, medium, and dark color.
4.  Cut out your Cupcake Liner and Frosting with the coordinating Framelits.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Cupcake Liner and Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of the Frosting.
5.  Cut the Happy from Delightful Dijon card stock using the Hello You Thinlits.  This will work best on the Precision Base Plate.
6.  Lay your Cupcake pieces and Happy on your card front.  Decide where to stamp Birthday.  Stamp Birthday in Delightful Dijon ink.  Attach your Happy with glue and your Cupcake with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and Foam Adhesive Strips.

Enjoy making this Cupcake Birthday Card in a variety of colors.

Ornament Card for Stamp a Stack

This Ornament Christmas Card is fairly quick to make if you use the Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the small pieces from the detailed Thinlit.  You could also just stamp the ornament to make this card in less time.  I am pre-cutting the ornament parts for my class to speed up assembly.
Ornament Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Embellished Ornaments  Wood #139756, Clear #139759
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628
Big Shot:  Delicate Ornaments Thinlits #139667
Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen  (With Stamping Sponge Wedge and Silicone Craft Sheet)
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card front.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink.
4.  Ornament as shown-Big Shot:
~Sentiment:  Layering Oval Framelit
~Sentiment Mat:  Cherry Cobbler card stock with Scallop Layering Oval Framelit just larger than sentiment oval.
~Detailed Ornament:  Real Red card stock.  Use Precision Base Plate and FLAT Cutting plate to cut.  Remove the small pieces with the Big Shot Die Brush.
~Ornament shape:  Cherry Cobbler card stock and coordinating Ornament Framelit.
NOTE:  You can just stamp the Ornament in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Ornament Framelit.  It will look just as good and will be quicker.
5.  Layer the sentiment and sentiment mat together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Mat.
6.  Attach the Ornament pieces together.  If you want a quick way to attach them get a clean sponge wedge.  Squirt some Tombow Glue on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Rub the sponge in the glue and pat on the back of your Detailed Ornament until glue covers the back.  Now attach to Ornament shape.  Pretty quick and easy.
7.  Lay out sentiment and ornament on card front.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Christmas Card Making!

Pyramid Pumpkin and Turkey Decorations

I was watching a video about someone making diamond shaped decorations and decided to try and make a Pumpkin and a Turkey using a Pyramid shape.  These were pretty quick and easy.
Turkey & pumpkin decorationsSUPPLIES:
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach Marker – Pumpkin
Tangerine Tango ink pad – Turkey
Basic Black Marker – Turkey
Pumpkin Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie
Garden Green
Turkey Card Stock:  Soft Suede
Tangerine Tango
Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Delightful Dijon
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Pyramid Pals Framelits #140618
Flower Fair Framelits #133731 Pumpkin
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

PUMPKIN INSTRUCTIONS:
NOTE:
 If you want to open the Pyramids so you can put something inside: Put a piece of tape on the inside of the tips, then after decorating, punch a 1/16″ hole about 1/8″ from the  tip of each Triangle.  Decorate the Pyramids.  Close the Pyramids by threading Baker’s Twine through the holes.  Tabs:  You can glue the Front to the Tabs, but not the Back Triangle.
1.
   Cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Cut two of the Pyramid shape Framelits.  Fold all score lines so both pieces are the same.
2.  Draw oval like shapes on each triangle with the Peekaboo Peach Marker.
3.  Put glue on the top side of one of the bottom squares.  Attach the other square on top making sure that the sides with the tabs are opposite each other.
4.  Cut a 1/8″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Garden Green card stock for the curly vines.  Run a bone folder over it to start it curling.  Find something round and narrow to wrap it around and curl it.  I used one of my grandson’s metal cooking spoons with the round metal part about 1/8″ in diameter.  Curl the strip around the round piece holding the end to keep it in place.  Gently unwrap the strip so you keep the curl in.  Cut it in half  Glue both pieces to the tip so one part sticks up and the other angles across.
5.  Cut a little stem from Garden Green card stock.  You can cut a Garden Green leaf from the Flower Fair Framelits or just cut it with scissors.  Glue the stem on top of the pyramid tip and over the curly vines.  Glue the leaf to the stem.

TURKEY INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a piece of Soft Suede
card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Cut two of the Pyramid shape Framelits.  Fold all score lines so both pieces are the same.
2.  Choose one of the Triangle sides without tabs to be the Turkey front.  Cut 3 Scallop Circles from Soft Suede card stock.  Cut the circles in half.  Sponge the scallops with Tangerine Tango ink.  Layer and Glue the circles together.  Glue to the Front Triangle.  Trim off the excess.
3.  Cut a Beak from Tangerine Tango card stock.  Cut two “Bunny Ears” of each color:  Daffodil Delight, Delightful Dijoh, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.  Hand cut the two Real Red piece to make the Wattle and the Comb.
4.  Glue the Wattle onto the back of the lower Beak.  Glue the bottom of the Beak to the top of the Scallop Circles.  Draw the Eyes with Basic Black Marker.  Gle the Comb above the eyes.
5.  Put Glue on the two tabs that attach to the Front Triangle.  Repeat with the tabs for the Back Triangle.
6.  Decide what color order to put your feathers in.  Start with the center two and glue them to the back so they stick up high enough to make you happy.  Work your way outward on both sides glueing all the bottom tips on top of the first two pieces.
7.  You are done.  Admire your cute Turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!

Happy Spooky Fun Halloween Card

Happy Halloween!  I hope you and all your little Trick or Treaters have a wonderful time!  Here is a Halloween Card to celebrate.
happy-sparkly-halloween-001

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamps + Halloween Scenes Framelits  #144437
Home Sweet Home Bundle #143516
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut them out with scissors or your Paper Trimmer.
4.  Stamp your Ghosts in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the large Ghost with the Framelit.  Hand cut the 3 small ghosts.
5.  Cut your Witch, small and large bats from Basic Black card stock using the Framelits and Thinlit.
6.  Lay all the pieces on your card front.  Once you are happy with the positioning, attach everything but the small bat with Stampin’ Dimensionals halves.  Attach the small bat with Tombow Glue.

Happy Halloween!

Poinsettia Baker’s Box

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

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

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Fall Pine Branches Baker’s Box

Here is a fun Fall Baker’s Box decorated with Pine Branches and Pine Cones to give to your  favorite guy or Nature lover!
Fall Pine Branches and Pine Cones Bakers BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hardwood   Wood #133032, Clear #133035
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Garden Green
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Pretty Pines Thinlits #141851
Ribbons:  Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon #134547
Baker’s Twine Trio Pack #141999
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Crumb Cake card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
~You can stamp the Hardwood image in Chocolate Chip ink either before you cut out your Baker’s Box pieces or after you have cut it out.  I did it after, but it would probably be easier if you stamped before you cut them out.
~Before. Ink up your Hardwood stamp and lay Rubber side up.  Lay your card stock on top of the inked stamp.  Use a Clear Stamp Block and rub it over all the card stock to transfer the ink.  Remove card stock.  Repeat with the second piece.
~After:  Fold the side score lines and do one side at a time.  Lay one folded side of your cut Baker’s Box piece on top of the inked stamp, as above and rub with a Clear Stamp Block.  Repeat for the other side and the other cut piece.
2. Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
3. Cut:
~Cut two Pine Cones from Chocolate Chip card stock.  Angle the two Pine Cones together the way you want and attach them together with Glue Dots.  Tie a bow with the Gold Baker’s Twine.
~Cut 2 small Pine Branches and 1 Medium Pine Branch from Garden Green card stock.
4.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
5.  Decorate:
~Choose the front of your Box.  Attach the Medium Pine Branch about 1″ above the center score line on the box front with a Glue Dot.  Attach the other two Pine Branches on top of the first one with Glue Dots.  Attach the Pine Cones with 2-3 Glue Dots on top of where the Pine Branches meet.
~Tie closed with Gold Ribbon.

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Halloween Baker’s Box

This week’s projects focus on the Baker’s Box Thinlits.  Today it is decorated for Halloween, Wednesday is Fall, and Friday is Christmas.  Hope you enjoy having fun making and decorating your own Baker’s Boxes!
Halloween Bakers Treat Box

Halloween Bakers Treat BoxSUPPLIES:
Bundle:   Sweet Home Photopolymer stamp set + Home Sweet Home Thinlits  #143516  Ghost, Small Bat
Ink:
 Memento Black
Card Stock:  Tip Top Taupe
Chocolate Chip
Basic Black
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Halloween Scenes Edgelits #141842  Tree, large bat
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Other:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Tip Top Taupe card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
~Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
2. Cut:
~Cut two Trees from Chocolate Chip card stock.  The bottom and sides of the “ground” don’t cut.  Cut them straight so the ground will wrap around the bottom of your box.
~Cut two large bats and two small bats from Basic Black card stock.
~Stamp two ghosts in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut them out with the coordinating Framelit.
3.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
4.  Decorate:
~Choose the front of your Box.  Glue the Tree to the center front wrapping the ground around to the left side.  Cut it off at the right side, depending on how you cut the ground on your trees.
~Hold up your second tree so it shows about half the branches sticking out from the side.  Add Glue to the half of the tree that will be glued to the Baker’s Box.  Attach making sure the Glue is all on the box and the unglued branches are sticking out the side.  Now attach and trim your ground around the bottom of the box.
~Glue on your ghosts and bats.
~Tie closed with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

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