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

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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Have fun making your own Fall Pine Branches Box.  Come back Friday for a Christmas Version.

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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Have fun making your own Halloween Baker’s Box.  Come back Wednesday for a Fall Version perfect for Guys and Nature Lovers.

Happy Autumn Marquee Message

Here is another All Occasion Fall Card.  I was looking through my stamps and saw the Marquee Messages stamp set and decided to try it out for Fall. Hope you like it!Autumn Marquee Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages Photopolymer #141727
Vintage Leaves #138802
Date It #141563
Ink:  Memento Black
Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango Marker
Old Olive Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Delightful Dijon
Big Shot:  Hello You Thinlits #137363
Adhesives:  Tombow or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Marquee Messages stamp in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Be careful, mine smeared a little.  Also stamp it on Delightful Dijon card stock.  Stamp Autumn in Cajun Craze on the banner.  Stamp your leaf in Crushed Curry ink and gently roll the edges in the Cajun Craze ink so you can still see some of the Crushed Curry ink.  Stamp in the center of the Marquee.
3.  Color your stamped Whisper White image:
~Tangerine Tango:  Small rectangles on the left side
~Old Olive:  All the shading around the Arrow and the Banner
~Tangerine Tango:  The dots on the Delightful Dijon Arrow
4.  Cut out the Delightful Dijon Arrow and the Marquee.
5.  Attach the Delightful Dijon Arrow over the Whisper White Arrow with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White Marquee card stock.
6.  Cut out the Happy from Delightful Dijon card stock.
7.  Lay out your Marquee and Happy so you like them.  Glue on the Happy.  Attach the Marquee with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Autumn!

Santa’s Sleigh Card

The Santa’s Sleigh Bundle is really fun to use!  I also used the NEW Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder and the NEW Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder to add some sparkle.
Santa's Sleigh will Christmas Tree and Reindeer CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Santa’s Sleigh photopolymer stamp set + Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits #143499
Ink:  VersaMark
Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White (card base)
Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Real Red
Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Softly Falling embossing folder #139672
Trim:  Baker’s Twine Trio #141999  (Gold Baker’s Twine)
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Other:  Heat Tool
at least two sheets of printer paper (can be scratch paper as you will throw it away)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your Sleigh with VersaMark ink on Real Red card stock.  Lay your card stock on the printer paper and cover well with the Real Red Glitter embossing powder.  Remove excess from your card stock and melt with your heat tool.  Put excess embossing powder back into jar.  Fold and throw away your printer paper to prevent glitter from going everywhere.  Repeat this process for your Tree using Emerald Envy card stock, VersaMark ink, and Emerald Envy Glitter embossing powder.
NOTE:  When using Glitter Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool:  make sure it all gets melted by holding under a good light and angling your card stock so you can see when the embossing powder flattens out.  It will also change color slightly.  After it cools a bit rub your finger over it to make sure it is all smooth and melted.  If there is any part that feels powdery still, melt that part with your Heat Tool.
2.  Stamp your Reindeer on Crumb Cake card stock with Early Espresso ink.
3.  Cut your Sleigh, Tree, and Reindeer out with the coordinating dies and your Big Shot.  The Sleigh and Reindeer need to be lined up exactly.  Use a Post-it Note to hold them in place if necessary.
4.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder making sure to get the heavier snow in the position you want.  Glue to your 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Thick Whisper White card base which you have SCORED and folded at 4-1/4″.
5.  Lay out your sleigh, reindeer, and tree in the positions you want them.
~Glue the Tree on first.
~Tie a bow as shown on the Sleigh leaving the Twine on the left about 2-1/2″ long so you can attach it behind the Reindeer.
~Then glue the sleigh in place covering up the tree properly.
~Tie a bow around the Reindeer’s neck.  I put a bit of SNAIL on the back of his neck to keep it in place.  Put Glue on the back of your Reindeer and position on your card front making sure to attach the Baker’s Twine so he can pull the Sleigh.

Happy Winter and Merry Christmas!

Fall Pumpkin and Hay Card

Fall always reminds me of Pumpkins and bales of hay.  So I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to make a Pumpkin and a couple bales of hay.  Hope you enjoy it!
Pumpkin and Hay Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Banners for You photopolymer stamps + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Stamps: My Hero  Wood #141954, Clear #141957
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Early Espresso
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Crushed Curry
Big Shot:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Woodgrain embossing folder #127821
Trim:  Thick Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine #138411
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Crumb Cake card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run it through your Big Shot wiht the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp your Banner and Welcome with Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit.
4.  Cut the smallest swirl from Pumpkin Pie card stock and one of the long scribbles from Crushed Curry card stock.
5.  Stamp the Pumpkin from My Hero on Crushed Curry card stock with Tangerine Tango ink.  Cut out the eyes, nose and mouth.  Glue to pumpkin.
6.
 Lay about half the Crushed Curry Scribbles on your card front to help you position your Pumpkin.  Glue your Pumpkin in place.
7.  Tie Baker’s Twine around part of the scribble.  It is kind of tricky to tie it without scrunching the scribbles together.  Tie either a bow or a knot.  Put glue on the back of the “half” Crushed Curry scribbles, centering the Baker’s Twine.  Glue to card.
8.  Attach your Welcome with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Fall!

Glimmer Pumpkin Card

We made this Sparkly Pumpkin Punch Art Card at my September Stamp Class.  This “Punch Art” card uses Framelits and your Big Shot.  It is a pretty quick card to make and can be used for any Fall Occasion.
Glimmer Punch Art Pumpkin CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Memento Black or other black
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Old Olive
Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029
Halloween Night Designer Series Paper #142022
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals #141706
Paisley Framelits #141849
Other:  Sponge Wedge
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Hold folded card base and sponge Tangerine Tango around the outside edges.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge around the edges.
3.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper  with the Layering Ovals of your choice.  I used D3 Framelit.  Cut three of the same size Oval.
4.  Glue two Ovals onto your card front overlapping them by about 1/4″.  Add your last Oval to the center with at least 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Cut your Leaf from Old Olive card stock.  Glue onto your Pumpkin.  Some customers added a 2nd Leaf to the lower left corner and stamped their sentiment higher.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink.
7.  You can sponge around your envelope edges and flap with the Tangerine Tango if desired.

Three Thoughtful Branches Cards

Here are three of the cards we made at my Thoughtful Branches Bundle Class.  We also made the Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card.

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Card 1: Sweet Sugarplum Card

Thoughtful Branches Sweet Sugarplum CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Rich Razzleberry
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Lots of Label Framelits
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card front layer at 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Attach to center of card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your dotted stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink and your leaf stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I tried to stamp them randomly.  Attach to your card front.
5.  Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock and cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelit that works best.  Sponge the edges in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Cut the next larger Lots of Labels Framelit from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Sponge with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Attach two labels together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Cut two sets of the Flower Leaves” – one in Sweet Sugar Plum and one in Rich Razzleberry.  Separate the Leaves leaving a stem.  Arrange as desired.  Put Glue only on the part of the leaf that touches the Whisper White label.  I attached the Rich Razzleberry Leaves first, then the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf.  I also sponged the Sweet Sugarplum Leaf with Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Card 2.  Forest Trees Card.

Thoughtful Branches Forest Trees CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Soft Suede
Garden Green
Real Red
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White for stamping
Thick Whisper White for card base
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Adhesive:  Foam Adhesive Strips

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 Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
Stamp:
~Tree Trunks and 3 Trees in Soft Suede ink
~Pine Trees needles in Garden Green ink
~Birds in Real Red ink
~Words in Memento Black ink
3.  Run your card front in the Softly Falling embossing folder through your Big Shot.
4.  Attach Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of your card around the edges with about 3 or so inch strip in the center back.  Attach to card base.

Card 3. Copper For You Card

Thoughtful Branches Copper For You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits #144328
Ink:  Memento Black
Daffodil Delight
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Early Espresso
Copper Foil Sheets (available September 1, 2016)
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits included in Bundle
Petal Burst embossing folder #141493
Ribbon:  Organza
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Early Espresso card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Copper Foil Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing Folder.   Cut your Ribbon at about 5″.  Run Fast Fuse along the back where you want to attach your Ribbon.  Lay Ribbon across the front and fold ends over and attach to Fast Fuse on the back.  Attach Embossed Copper Sheet to card base.
3.  Stamp your words and cut out with the Layering Circle Framelit that best fits.  Choose a slightly larger Scallop Layering Circle Framelit and cut out of Cajun Craze card stock.  While you are at it, cut the Flower Leaves from Cajun Craze card stock at the same time.  Attach the two circles together with Fast Fuse.
4.  Stamp your two leaves on Whisper White card stock.  Use the Rock and Roll Technique to get the two colors on each leaf.  Ink up the Leaf Stamp with Daffodil Delight ink just as you always do, BUT before stamping take your stamp and gently roll the edges of the stamp in Cajun Craze ink.  Each leaf will look different.  When you have two leaves you like, Cut them out with the Leaf Framelit.
5.  Attach the four leaves to the back of the Circles with Tombow Glue.  Attach the Leaf & Circles to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Enjoy using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to make a variety of cards for many different occasions!

Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

I have been wanting to make a Four Seasons card with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  I got this Thoughtful Branches Bundle idea from Daniela Astor.  As usual I tweaked it and made it my own.  It took me about 1 hour to make this card, but it can be displayed all year long.  Yes, it fits in a medium Stampin’ Up! envelope so you can mail it!
Thoughtful Branches Four Seasons Card

This Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only available until August 31, 2016 so get yours now!  If you buy it from me I will email you a FREE document with lots of ideas I have gleaned from the web.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches stamp set + Beautiful Branches Thinlits  #144328
Stamps:  Date It Photopolymer #141563
Ink:  Memento Black
Garden Green
Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Soft Sky
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Always Artichoke
Delightful Dijon
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits from Bundle
Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Marina Mist card base:  4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 2-1/2″ and 5-1/2″.
~Soft Sky:  2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring, 2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.
~Soft Suede and Early Espresso card stock:  Cut two full trees each
~Tree Leaves:  Cut one each: Emerald Envy, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze.
~Small individual Leaves:  Cut one each in Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon
~Stamp and Cut.  Stamp Tree Leaves on Whisper White Twice – once in Garden Green ink and once in Daffodil Delight ink.  Cut out with the Tree Leave Framlit.
~Cut 7 apples from Real Red card stock.
2.  Stamp your Season names on the Soft Sky card stock about 1/4″ from the bottom (or top).  It is easy to center your stamping with the Photopolymer stamps.
-2-1/4″ x 4″ for Spring,
~2-3/4″ x 4″ for Summer,
~4″ x 5-1/4″ for Autumn and Winter.  Lay out your Autumn Tree with the 3 Tree Leaves and stamp Autumn in the center under the tree.  Stamp Winter centered in the small space left.  Put your Winter side in the Softly Falling embossing Folder with the Autumn side sticking out and run through your Big Shot.  It does not matter if part of the snow is on the Autumn part of the card stock.
3.  Attach your Soft Sky pieces to your card base in the coordinating sections.
4.  Spring.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Spring section not adding glue to about 1/2″ on each side of the branches so you do not glue the card open.  😉  Attach the Garden Green stamped and cut Tree Leaves.  Cut 5 “flowers” from the Daffodil Delight Stamped and cut Tree leaves.  Glue The Tree Leaves on not adding glue to the 1/2″ on each side.
5.  Summer.  Attach a Soft Suede Tree to the Summer section centering the trunk and not gluing about 1/4″ on each side of the branches.  Attach the Emerald Envy Tree Leaves making sure the right side is just to the left of the fold line.  Bend the card between Spring and Summer and trim off the right side of the Summer branches and Emerald Envy Tree Leaves so the fold line shows.  Now lay the card flat with the Spring Tree Leaves overlapping the Summer Tree Leaves.  Trim more if necessary to have your card lay flat.
6.  Autumn.  Glue your Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, and Cajun Craze Tree Leaves together as shown.  Glue to Early Espresso Tree.  Now Glue so the Left side of the Tree Leaves almost touch the fold on the left by Summer.  Add extra single leaves beside Autumn if desired.
7.  Winter.  Trim your last Early Espresso Tree to fit in the space left beside Autumn.  Glue on.

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Happy Wedding Card in Red and Silver

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

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

Enjoy making cards with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.

Thoughtful Branches Flower Birthday Card

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

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

Enjoy the versatility of the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

 

Thoughtful Branches Card

The Thoughtful Branches Bundle is available ONLY from August 2-31, 2016.  This Limited-Time stamp sets and Thinlits Bundle is versatile and can be used in a variety of ways.
Thoughtful Branches Tree CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer stamps (#143539) + Beautiful Branches Thinlits (#143538), Bundle #144328  (Available only August 2-31, 2016)
Ink:  Emerald Envy
Card Stock:  Soft Sky
Cucumber Crush
Crumb Cake
Tools:  Fringe Scissors
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sky card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut out with your Big Shot using either Sandwich 1 or Sandwich 2:
~For more details on Big Shot Sandwiches Watch this Video.
~Leaves:  Stamp in Emerald Envy ink on Cucumber Crush card stock with the tab pointing up.  Now cut out with the coordinating Leaves Thinlit having the tab pointing the same way.  You will see leaves all around the edge when you are lining up the Thinlit with the stamped image.
~Cut the Tree with Branches out of Crumb Cake Card stock.
3.  Glue your Tree Trunk to your card base using small dots of glue behind the branches and a thin line on the larger trunk and branches.  I left about 1/4″-1/2″ from the bottom.
4.  Cut several Stampin’ Dimensionals into 4 pieces each.  Attach behind the larger Leaves die cut.  Attach to your Tree.
5.  Cut some Emerald Envy card stock at 3/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Cut with your Fringe Scissors leaving about 1/4″ at the bottom so you can attach it.  I drew a pencil line on the back to help me.  OR you can put a strip of Tear & Tape on the back lower edge and cut down to the top of the Tape.  Attach to the bottom of your card front.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Emerald Envy ink to the upper left corner.

Have fun making a variety of cards with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

Framelits vs Thinlits Part 2 – Thinlits

Thinlits have more details than Framelits which are a basic shape die cut.

This video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

Thinlits have several differences from Framelits.  Both have cut lines.  Some Thinlits also have score lines.  Most Thinlits have release holes on the flat metal to help you get the card stock out.  There are several types of Thinlits.

1.  Regular Thinlits have shape and some details, but are larger and the card stock comes out fairly easily.
Use Sandwich 1

2.  3D Thinlits both cut and score your card stock so you can fold and make a 3 dimensional container, shape, envelope, or bag.  You can use any of the basic Platform bases and 2 cutting pads/plates.
Use Sandwich 1.

3.  Word Thinlits cut out a single word with a thin line of card stock forming the cursive letters. Use any of the basic Platforms bases and 2 FLAT cutting pads/plates.  You can also use the Precision Base Plate with 1 cutting pad/plate. You might also need to use Parchment Paper or Wax Paper between your card stock and the Thinlit to help your card stock come out of the Thinlit die more easily.
Use either Sandwich 1 OR 2 with FLAT cutting pad(s)/plate(s).

4.  Interactive Thinlits which make an outside cut and an inside cut. PL Paper Clip Thinlits.
Use Sandwich 1.

5.  Detailed Thinlits cut fine lines with intricate designs and give the best results when used with the Precision Base Plate.
Use Sandwich 2.

Basic Platforms-Choose 1:
Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed.
NEW Big Shot Platform with both pieces
Magnetic Platform

Sandwich 1:
Choose a basic Platform:
Put a Standard Cutting Pad on top of your Platform.
Add your card stock.
Add your Framelit or Thinlit.
Add your top cutting pad.
Slightly push your sandwich forward through your Big Shot to get it started, and then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.
Remove your die cut and put away your Framelit or Thinlit.

Sandwich 2:
  Choose a Basic Platform
Add the Precision Base Plate
Card Stock
(optional Parchment or Wax Paper from your grocery store
Thinlit
FLAT top Cutting pad/plate

~Slightly push your sandwich forward through your Big Shot to get it started, and then crank your handle until the whole sandwich comes out.  If desired, crank through the other way for better cutting results.  The more detailed Thinlits need this second time through to cut all the details.
~Use Big Shot Die Brush to remove the excess small card stock pieces from you die cut image.  You can also use a toothpick, a bone folder, or a paper piercing tool to help you remove the small excess card stock pieces.

DOWNLOAD a Chart Page 1 lists the basic qualities of each type of Framelit and Thinlit.  Page 2 lists all the Framelits & Thinlits in the 2016-2017 Catalog with the types of Thinlits and Framelits included in each set and which Sandwich to use.  Print and keep by your Big Shot.

Enjoy playing with your Thinlits!

Happy Birthday with Framelits

This Birthday Card for my Son-in-law uses the Lots of Labels Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits.  It is a fun little card to make and pretty quick.
Happy Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages Photopolymer #141727
Ink & Marker:  Dapper Denim
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Calypso Coral
Dapper Denim
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #141637
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your A Little Foxy patterned Paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to your card base centering so it is even around all four sides.
3.  Take the leftover piece of your patterned paper, turn it over so the opposite side shows and stamp “Birthday” in Dapper Denim ink.  Cut out with a Lots of Labels Framelit.  Cut the next larger size Framelit from Calypso Coral card stock.  Use your Marker to outline the edges of both die cuts.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both die cuts.  Attach the Birthday layer to the Calypso Coral Layer.
4. Cut out the “Happy” Thinlit from Dapper Denim card stock using the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT cutting pad.  You might also want to put some Parchment Paper or Wax Paper from your grocery store between the Thinlit and the card stock to help you remove it more easily from the Thinlit.  Attach using small dots of Glue – either Tombow or Fine Tip.

Lots of Labels Framelits    Hello You Thinlits

Have fun using the Lots of Labels Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits to make cards for a variety of occasions.