Three Things #3-Christmas Pines Card

It took me a little time to come up with the Three Things to use on this card:  Copper Foil Sheet, Pretty Pines Thinlits, and Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.  Enjoy making your OWN version.  This design is great to give to guys and nature lovers.
Peaceful Pines-Three Things ChallengeSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Harvest.  Photopolymer #144783
Ink:  VersaMark
Cardstock:  Shaded Spruce
Copper Foil Sheets #142020
Nature’s Poem 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146338
Big Shot:  Peaceful Pines Thinlits #141851
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Wax Paper or Parchment Paper (your kitchen or local store)
Heat Embossing:  Copper Embossing Powder #141636
Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool #129053
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue
Other:  Clean printer paper

iNSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Papers.
~Shaded Spruce card base at 5-1/2″ c 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Wood Pattern Nature’s Poem DSP cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″
2. Die Cut using the Precision Base Plate using this Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform, Precision Base Plate,  cardstock, Wax Paper or Parchment Paper, Thinlit, top cutting plate.  The Precision Base Plate takes the place of the Bottom cutting plate.
From Shaded Spruce cardstock:
~1 long Pine Branch
~2 medium Pine Branches
~2 small Pine Branches
From Copper Foil Sheet (1-1/2″ x 4″)
~Pine Cones:  There are three Pine Cone Thinlits.  You can choose only one, or choose a variety.
Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform, Precision Base Plate,  printer paper folded in half or quarters, Copper Foil Sheet,  Wax Paper or Parchment Paper, Thinlit, top cutting plate.  The Precision Base Plate takes the place of the Bottom cutting plate.
NOTE:  Use the Big Shot Die Brush to help remove the paper from the Thinlits.  You can also use a toothpick, but it is really slow.
3.  Arrange the Pine Branches on one corner of your Wood Pattern DSP.  Attach with a thin line of Tombow Glue down the center of each Pine Branch.  Each Pine Branch does NOT need to go all the way to the corner.
~Put the long Pine Branch down the center from the upper left corner.
~Put the two medium Pine Branches next to the long one at the edges of the DSP
~Put the two small Pine Branches in between the long and medium Pine Branches.
4.  Now decide where you want your Pine Cones.  Attach with thin scribbles of Tombow Glue.
5.  Choose your sentiment and decide where you want it.  Lay your card front on a piece of scratch paper.  Stamp with VersaMark ink.  Cover with Copper Embossing Powder.  Put excess embossing powder back in the jar.  Melt the embossing powder with your Heat Tool until the embossing powder is all shiny.
6. Attach your card front to your Shaded Spruce card base.
Your card is finished.

You’re Spooktacular Halloween Card

Here is another cute Halloween card made by Kiev, this time with a Mummy Cat.  This card is also colored with Stampin’ Blends Markers but could be left plain, or colored with Stampin’ Write Markers or Watercolor Pencils.
Cat SpooktackularSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Trick or Tweet  Rubber Wood-Mount #147725, Clear-Mount #147722
Ink:  Memento Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Light Smoky Slate #145054
Light Crumb Cake #144582
Light Flirty Flamingo #147031
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie
Granny Apple Green
Gorgeous Grape
Basic Black
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Granny Apple Green card layer at 3″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut two 2-3/8″ squares using the Layering Squares Framelits or your Paper Trimmer.  Attach as shown to your Granny Apple Green card layer.
4.  Cut two large Swirly Circles with your Big Shot.  Lay on your card front.
5.  Cut a 2-1/8″ Square with your Layering Squares Framelits or your Paper Trimmer.
~Stamp your Mummy Cat and the sentiment in Memento Black ink.
~Color with Blends Markers.  It looks like she colored the Cat in Light Smoky Slate, the wrappings in Light Crumb Cake, and the Ear inside with Light Flirty Flamingo.
6.  Lay your Swirly Circles and your colored Cat on your card front to decide where you want them.  Glue on the Swirly Scribbles.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach your Cat square.
Your Card is finished.

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LAST DAY for Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale!

Paper Pumpkin $5 Flash Sale October 8-10

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO get your first Paper Pumpkin Kit for just $5!  Each month after is $19.95 plus tax.  Shipping is included in the $19.95 price.

This offer is for New Subscribers only.

ENTER THE PROMO CODE:  FLASH1018 to get the $5 price on your first kit.

The Flash Sale begins October 8th.

Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month at $5, the price will return to the normal subscription price of $19.95 plus tax.

The sale runs while supplies last or until October 10th at 11:59 pm Utah time.

If the supply runs out before October 10th, Stampin’ Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for the November one-of-a-kind Holiday Kit in a specially designed box.

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Love Your Stamps Challenge #3

I asked Kiev to make a card for the Love Your Stamps Challenge and she chose the  Serene Garden stamp set and colored it with Blends Markers.  I do really love what she did with this card!
Love Your Stamps Challenge #3Serene Gardens Fall CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps: 
 Serene Gardens  Photopolymer #146501
Ink:  Memento Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Daffodil Delight Combo Pack #144603
Highland Heather Combo Pack #147276
Night of Navy Combo Pack #144040
Shaded Spruce Combo Pack #147938
Flirty Flamingo Light #147031
Cardstock:  Highland Heather
Whisper White
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
2.  Stamp the image in Memento ink as shown.
3.  Color:
~Daffodil Delight:  Yellow flowers
~Highland Heather: Large flower, bird’s wing tips
~Night of Navy: Butterfly
~Shaded Spruce: Leaves and stems
~Flirty Flamingo Light:  Bird’s Wing feathers
4.  Cut your Highland Heather card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Attach your colored card front.
Your Card is finished.

 

TWO Day $5 Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale

Paper Pumpkin $5 Flash Sale October 8-10

Get your first Paper Pumpkin Kit for just $5!  Each month after is $19.95 plus tax.  Shipping is included in the $19.95 price.  This offer is for New Subscribers only.

ENTER THE PROMO CODE:  FLASH1018 to get the $5 price on your first kit.

The Flash Sale begins October 8th.

Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month at $5, the price will return to the normal subscription price of $19.95 plus tax.

The sale runs while supplies last or until October 10th at 11:59 pm Utah time.

If the supply runs out before October 10th, Stampin’ Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for the November one-of-a-kind Holiday Kit in a specially designed box.

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Copper Tropical Man’s Birthday Card

I made this Copper Tropical Man’s Birthday Card for my son.  This was the first time he has been home for his birthday in many years.  It is always nice spending time with him.  In fact, he is hosting my websites.  It is great to have computer tech guys in the family.
Nathan's Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer stamps #143662
Ink:  VersaMark
Cardstock:  Shaded Spruce
Copper Foil Sheets #142020
Printer Paper
Big Shot:  Tropical Thinlits #146831
Heat Embossing:  Copper Embossing Powder #141636
Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool #149053
Adhesives:  Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Shaded Spruce card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cur your Copper Foil Sheet at 4″ x 4″.  Center the square Tropical Thinlit and cut out with your Big Shot.
NOTE:  If you want to keep your Copper Foil Sheet shiny and smooth, use this Big Shot Sandwich:
~Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter (Or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed)
~Bottom Cutting Plate
~Copper Foil Sheet shiny side up
~Tropical Thinlit
~Printer Paper touching shiny side of Copper Foil and Thinlit
~Top Cutting Plate
If you want a distressed Copper Foil look, leave out the Printer Paper and use your “well-loved” cutting plates.
3.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your Copper Foil square.  Cut some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals in half and put behind the leaves in the die cut.
4. Rub the front of your card with your Embossing Buddy to prevent random specks of embossing powder on your project.
~Lay your card base on a piece of clean printer paper.
~Lay your Copper Foil square on your card front to help determine where to stamp your sentiment.  I usually pay attention to the distance the bottom of the stamp is from the bottom of the card.
~Remove the Copper Foil square
~Stamp in VersaMark ink
~Dump Copper Embossing Powder over the stamped image area.  Dump the Embossing Powder back into the container.  Flick the back of your card front a couple of times to remove excess embossing powder.
~Melt the embossing powder with your Heat Tool until all the embossing powder is melted and shiny.
5.  Remove the backing from all the Stampin’ Dimensionals and attach your Copper Foil square to your card front.
Your Card is finished.

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Layered Die-Cut Thank You Card

This die-cut Thank You has four layers to give it dimension.  Choose any colors you want when you make your card.
Layered Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  A Big Thank You  Photopolymer 147377
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock:  Berry Burst
Rich Razzleberry
Blackberry Bliss
Punch:  Detailed Trio #146320
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet or Tombo Glue
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch this Video to learn how to use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  If you don’t have Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets then use Tombow Glue to layer your Thank You die-cuts.  
1.
   Cut 3-4 of the large Thank Yous.  Layer together with either Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets or Tombow Glue.
2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
3.  Cut your Berry Burst card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″
~Punch all four corners with the Flower Corner on the Trio Punch.
~Attach the Layered Thank You to the center of the card front.
~Stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink.
~Attach your finished card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.

CASE the Catalog #3 Mini Pizza Box with a Belly Band

This time I CASEd the Holiday Catalog page 24 and used a Mini Pizza Box.  This is an All-Occasion Treat or Gift holder.  Enjoy making one of your own.
Mini Pizza Box with Belly BandSUPPLIES:
Mini Pizza Box #144645
Stamps:
  Takeout Treats Rubber Wood-Mount #147861, Clear-Mount#147858
Ink:  Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Night of Navy
Whisper White
Ribbon:  Night of Navy Gingham #144232
Adhesive:  Tear & Tape
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Put your Pizza Box together.  You don’t really need adhesives to hold it together.
2.  Cut your Belly Band pieces:
~Night of Navy cardstock:  3″ x 11″
~Whisper White cardstock:  1-1/2″ x 11″
3. Make your Belly Band
~Fold the Night of Navy piece around the center of the box as shown.  Start with one end on the center of the bottom.  Crease each corner with your fingers as you fold it around the box.  You will end with the other end on the bottom of the box.  Now crease each fold line with your Bone Folder.
~Put some SNAIL down the center of your Whisper White strip.  Place it in the center of your Night of Navy strip.  Smooth down with your Bone Folder so it is flat and straight.  Now crease the fold lines with your Bone Folder.
~Wrap the Belly Band around your box again.  Choose which end will be on the top and which will be on the bottom.  The bottom end will have the Tape facing up on top of the edge of the strip.  The top piece will have the Tape on the underside at the edge of the strip.
~Remove the Tape backing and overlap the ends so the tape only attaches to the Belly Band.  Leave the Belly Band a little loose so it can easily slide off.
~Wrap your ribbon around the Belly Band leaving enough at the end to tie a bow.  Sorry, I forgot to measure it.  I am guessing there was about 6″ on each end to tie the bow.
~Put SNAIL down the center of the Belly Band on the top and bottom.
~Fold your ribbon in half and put the center of the ribbon on the center of the SNAIL on the bottom of your Belly Band.  Wrap it around the bottom, sides, and to the center of the top with both sides of the ribbon.  Tie it once, then tie your bow.  Trim the ends if needed.
~Stamp “Enjoy” with Night of Navy ink on your Belly Band if desired.
Your Mini Pizza Box with a Belly Band is finished.

Remember, the Mini Pizza Boxes are food safe and perfect for a cookie or two.

Stamparatus Accessories Now Available

Stamparatus Accessories Now AvailableDo you have your OWN Stamparatus yet?  Have you ever wished for Grid Paper sized to fit your Stamparatus?  Would extra  Stamparatuc Plates or Foam Mats be nice when you are working hard on making your cards or other projects?

Now, these items are available individually or as a Stamparatus Accessories Pack.

Stamparatus Tool #146276

Small Grid Paper for Stamparatus #149621 fits perfectly in your Stamparatus!
Small Grid PaperStamparatus Accessory Pack #151049  Includes 2 Stamparatus Plates, 1 Stamparatus Foam Mat, and 50 sheets Small Grid Paper.
Stamparatus Accessories Pack
RStamparatus Foam Mat #140081.  Replace yours when it starts to show wear.
Stamparatus Foam MatStamparatus Plates (2) #149693.  Handy for projects using multiple stamps.
Stamparatus PlatesHave fun playing with your OWN Stamparatus!

Oct 1-7 World Card Making Day Sale

Celebrate World Card Making Day!  Monday, October 1st through Sunday, October 7th you can save 10% on select adhesives, stamps, and kits while supplies last.  Stock up on adhesives to get you through the rest of your card making year.

See what is included in the Sale HERE in My Online Store.

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Please contact me if you have any questions about this Sale or World Card Making Day.

Batty for You Elephant Halloween Card

This fun Batty for You Elephant Halloween Card was made by Kiev.  Like she always says, “What other job do you get to come and design and make cards?”  She used the Trick or Tweet stamp set for the cute elephant.
Batty for You Halloween CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Trick or Tweet  Rubber stamps. Wood-Mount #147725. Clear-Mount #147722
Takeout Treats Rubber stamps.  Wood-Mount #147861, Clear-Mount #147858
Ink: Gorgeous Grape
Memento Black
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush #141897
Blends:  Basic Black Combo Pack #147942
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack #144599
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Gorgeous Grape card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp Stars on the card front in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Paint a sparkly star with the Wink of Stella pen in the center of each stamped star/
3.  Choose the Layering Oval Framelit to fit your stamped images.  Cut out from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp your Elephant and sentiment on your Oval Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink.  Color with Blends Markers.  I think she used the Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Blends.  You could also use Stampin’ Write Markers or Watercolor Pencils for a different look.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.
4. Optional Envelope:  Stamp Gorgeous Grape Stars on the envelope flap and/or lower front corners.

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Using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets with Thinlits

I have had some questions about using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets with die cuts.  In this video, I show you how to use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets with detailed Thinlits.  The process is the same when using these Adhesive Sheets with Framelits.  This process turns whatever you are cutting out into stickers.

This Video is 7 minutes 12 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  May Flowers Thinlits #140276
Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Cardstock:  Highland Heather
Gorgeous Grape

TIPS:
1.  Figure out how much cardstock you need by laying out what you want to die cut on a piece of cardstock.  Measure how wide and how long the cardstock needs to be.  Cut to size if desired.  Cut your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet the size needed.
2.  Rub the word side of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet with your Bone Folder.  Use the cut line at the edge to help you pull the word sheet off the adhesive and backing.  If the cut line is not there, use your fingernail at the corner to help separate the word sheet from the adhesive and backing.
3.  Attach the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of your cardstock.
4.  Lay out the dies on the cardstock with the adhesive sheet on the bottom.  Cut.  I usually go back and forth four times.  Pull out both cutting plates and flip over so you can see how well your Thinlit was cut.  If necessary, cut again with the bottom facing up this time.
5.  Lay out your die cut on your card front to determine where to put it.  Remove the white Adhesive Backing and stick to the card front.  You can rub your Bone Folder over the die cut to make sure it sticks well.

You can get your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets and a variety of Thinlits & Framelits Dies from My Online Store.

FUN Challenge #5-Use something Sparkly or Shiny

We made this fun card at Stamp Class using Shimmer Paint.  Everyone enjoyed painting the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint and the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint on their embossed cardstock.  Just remember to shake your Shimmer Paint well before using it.
Shimmer Paint and Leaves CardSUPPLIES:
Inks: Bright Copper Shimmer Paint #147045
Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint #146886
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry
Mossy Meadow
Mango Melody
Pumpkin Pie
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder #147923
Detailed Leaves Thinlits #147921
Precision Base Plate #139684
Other:  1/4″ Copper Trim #144179
One Q-Tip for each color of Shimmer Paint
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.
~Paint your Swirls & Curls card front with the Shimmer Paint using a Q-Tip for each color.  You can paint as much or as little as you want.  The ladies at stamp class painted more than I did and it looked great!  Set aside.
3.  Cut your Cardstock and a matching piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet for each color.
~Cajun Craze Large Leaf: 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
~Pumpkin Pie 3 Leaves: 3″ x 3″
~Mango Melody Long Leaf: 1-1/2″ x 4″
~Crushed Curry strip: 1″ x 4-1/4″
4.  Run over each Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet piece with your Bone Folder.  This helps it to separate from the backing better. Attach your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to their matching sized cardstock by peeling off the word paper and sticking it to the cardstock.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.
5.  Cut out your Leaves and Strip using your Big Shot and the Precision Base Plate.  You may still need to roll your dies through several times on each side.  Check to see that the cardstock has cut completely through.  The Adhesive Sheet backing may not cut all the way through even though the cardstock has cut all the way through.  This is okay.
6.  Lay out all your pieces on your Mossy Meadow card front.  Remove the adhesive backing from each leaf and the strip and attach them to the card.  Attach a piece of Copper Trim to your card on one corner if desired.  Use SNAIL on the back to attach it.
Your Card is finished.
7.  Optional:  Emboss your Envelope Flap with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.  Watch this Video to see how easy it is.

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Spooktackular Paper Pumpkin September 2018

The September Paper Pumpkin Kit is all about Halloween and Treat Bags.  Kiev and Alex (10 years old) made these Treat Bags using what is in the Kit.  The only change was they stapled the bags together before putting on the tags.  Have fun making your OWN versions!

Made by Kiev
September 2018 Paper PumpkinMade by Alex
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Three Things #2

Time for another Three Things Challenge! I used the Striped Scallops embossing folder, Layering Circles Framelits, and Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon.

You can post your version of this Challenge in the comments or on Saturday’s Facebook thread for the challenge.  I really had fun making this card!
Scallops & Gingham CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer #145519
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Night of Navy
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Striped Scallops embossing folder #147188
Ribbon:  Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham #144232
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut TWO Whisper White pieces at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  One will be for the card front.  The other one will be for the inside.
~Run one through the Big Shot with the Striped Scallops embossing folder.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Night of Navy ink.  Cut out with a Layering Circle Framelit.  Choose a Scallop Circle Framlit larger than your Whisper White circle and cut it from Night of Navy cardstock.  Layer them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Lay your layered circles on your embossed card front.  Decide where you want to tie your bow.  Wrap the ribbon around your card front and tie the bow where you want it.  Watch this Video on attaching ribbon if you need help.
5.  Attach your layered circles to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.
6. Optional Envelope.  Emboss the envelope flap with the Striped Scallops embossing folder.  Watch this Video for instructions.

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Life is Beautiful Copper Leaf Fall Card

 Life is Beautiful with Copper Foil Leaves.  Make this easy card to give for any Fall occasion. Just change the sentiment.
Life is Beautiful Copper LeavesSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Season  Photopolymer #143726
Ink: Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Copper Foil Sheets #142020
Printer paper
Big Shot:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets OR Tombow Glue OR SNAIL

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 sentiment on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with Starburst Punch.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
Leaves.
Adhesive NOTE:
~The easiest way to attach the leaves is to put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet cut to the same size as your cardstock on the back of the cardstock.  I usually forget, but really enjoy just peeling off the adhesive backing to attach the die cut.
~You can also put small amounts of Tombow Glue on the back of your die cut to attach it.
~If you are feeling really lazy, you can cover the back of your die cut with SNAIL.  I will have to let you know later about how long things stay stuck on the cards.
3.  Die-Cut your Leaves.  Cut three detailed large leaves and two small solid leaves from your Copper Foil Sheet.  Put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back if desired.
~Here is the Sandwich to use:  Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter (OR Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed.), FLAT Bottom cutting plate, Printer Paper folded in half on the cutting plate, Copper Foil Sheet with shiny side touching the Printer Paper, Die with cutting edge on back of Foil Sheet, Top cutting plate.  The Printer Paper helps keep the Foil Sheet shiny and smooth.  Without the Printer Paper, your Foil Sheet picks up all the marks on your cutting plate.
4. Finish Your Card.  Lay out the leaves and the sentiment on your card front.  Attach them.
5.  Optional:  Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside of the card to write on.  Stamp a Cajun Craze Leaf in the lower corner if desired.

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Takeout Treat Box

This small Takeout Treat Box is the perfect size for a small treat or gift.  It is also easy to make.  You can decorate it to fit the occasion and the person you will give it to.

This Video is 13 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
*=Bundle or part of the Bundle.
*Bundle:
 *Takeout Treats rubber stamps + *Takeout Thinlits. Wood-Mount Bundle #149989, Clear-Mount Bundle #149990      (Available as a Bundle until January 2, 2019,)
Stamps:  *Takeout Treats  Wood-Mount #147861, Clear-Mount #147858
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape
Highland Heather
Big Shot:  *Takeout Thinlits #147927
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
SNAIL

TIPS:
1.  After die cutting your two pieces, place them on the table with the score lines facing up.  Also, make sure both pieces are laying in the same position so they will fit together properly.
2.  Fold the score lines by folding the sides or tabs on top of the rest of your cardstock as shown.
3.  Put Tear & Tape on the bottom rectangle of ONE of the pieces.
4.  Flip the pieces over and apply Tear & Tape to the side tabs.
5.  Attach the bottom pieces first as shown in the video.
6.  Attach each side piece as shown in the video.
7.  To close the box: make sure the outside points on the top flaps are always on top of the cardstock as you slide the cut lines and top flaps together.  Practice a few times and it will be easy.

You can make Takeout Treat Boxes for any occasion just by changing the cardstock color, stamping or other decorations:  Birthday, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Party Favors, Wedding Favors, whatever occasion you can think of.  Or you can give one to someone Just Because.

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Color Combo #25

The Color Challenge for this week is Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, and Shaded Spruce.  The Tropical Escape 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) features this color combination so I used it for my Challenge Card.  I also used the beautiful Leaf Ribbon which I just HAD to get!  I am sure you have felt that way about getting something.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Perennial Birthday Rubber Wood-Mount #145757, Clear-Mount #145760
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride
Granny Apple Green
Shaded Spruce
Tropical Escape 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146916
Punch:  Tailored Tag #145667
Ribbon:  Leaf Ribbon #146905
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Designer Series Paper (DSP) at 3-1/2″ 4-3/4″
~Shaded Spruce mat at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Granny Apple Green mat at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
Attach to card base in the order shown.
2. Stamp and Punch:
~Stamp your Happy Birthday in Shaded Spruce ink on Granny Apple Green cardstock.  I hand cut around the sentiment.  Here are the measurements if you want them: 5/8″ x 1-5/8″.  It is hard for me to cut this small of a piece in my Paper Trimmer.
~Punch one Shaded Spruce Tailored Tag.
~Punch two Blushing Bride Tailored Tags.  Cut one lengthwise and one widthwise.  Put SNAIL on the back of your Shaded Spruce Tage.  Attach the lengthwise  Blushing Bride pieces to the back of the Shaded Spruce Tage trying to get them both the same distance from the Shaded Spruce edge.  Add more SNAIL to the back of your layered punch.  Now do the same with the widthwise pieces trying to keep the edges even with the lengthwise pieces.  Attach to your card front.
3.  Ribbon.  Measure two ribbon pieces about 4-1/4″ of Leaf Ribbon.  Put Glue Dots on one of the leaves at each end, and 1-2 more Glue Dots on leaves in between the ends.  Attach at an angle to your card front with some leaves overlapping your tag.  Repeat with the other  Leaf Ribbon.
Your Card is finished.

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Happiest Birthday Flower DSP Card

I just LOVE the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (DSP) with all the beautiful Flowers to add to my cards.  The piece I used came with the center blank to add a sentiment.  It was even already in the rectangle shape so I just had to cut it out.  If you just stamp on the front it is truly a quick and easy card.  If you mess up the stamping, you can easily stamp on cardstock and cut it out to add to your card front.
Flower DSP CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer #145519
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Cardstock:  Powder Pink
Mossy Meadow
Whisper White
Petal Promenade 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146913
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Adhesives:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Powder Pink card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card layer at 3-1/2″ x 5″.
3.  Cut your DSP at 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Make sure and trim off all the white around the edges or leave an equal white border around the edges.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink.
~You can stamp directly in the center of the DSP if you want.
~OR you can stamp on Whisper White cardstock, then cut out with the Stitched Shapes Oval.   Attach to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Both ways look great.
5.  Attach your DSP and Mossy Meadow layers together.  Then attach to your card base.
Your card is finished.

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Tropical Happy Birthday Card

I made this Tropical Happy Birthday Card for my DH.  He is a wonderful guy.  He will enjoy plants that require no watering or weeding.  He can just look and enjoy.  He has been especially great this year traveling to a Family Reunion over his birthday week.
Tropical Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Perennial Birthday Rubber Wood-Mount #145757, Clear-Mount #145760
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Granny Apple Green
Shaded Spruce
Tropical Escape 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146916
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Granny Apple Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tropical Escape DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Shaded Spruce ink onto Granny Apple Green card stock.  I personally just hand cut around the words with long-bladed scissors.  If you want to cut the cardstock first the measurements are about 3/4″ x 3-1/4″.
~Then cut a mat around your sentiment.  I just hand cut it.  The measurements are about 1″ x 3-1/2″.
~Attach the layers together, then attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Need a quick Birthday Card?  Choose any patterned DSP, coordinating cardstock, and a Birthday sentiment.  Follow these directions to make your quick Birthday Card.