Delightfully Detailed Card

For this CASE the Catalog Challenge I used the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer Series Paper and the Hymming Along Bundle. It is a pretty easy card to make.

SUPPLIES:

*Bundle: Humming Along Cling Rubber stamps + Hummingbird Framelits Bundle #150621
Stamps: *Humming Along Cling #148758
Part of My Story Cling #149719 (Available FREE with a $50 order until March 31, 2019)
Ink: Memento Black
Blueberry Bushel
Coloring: Watercolor Pencils #141709
Blender Pens #102845
Cardstock: Whisper White
Blueberry Bushel
Vellum #101185
Delightfully Detailed 12×12 Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (DSP) #146907
Big Shot: *Hummingbird Framelits #148538
Punches: Pretty Label #143715
Banner Triple #138292
Adhesives: Tombow Glue
SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:

*1. Cut your Blueberry Bushel card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

*2. Cut your Delightfully Detailed paper making the borders even-about 1/8″ wide. Attach to your card base by putting a thin line of Tombow Glue around the border edges. Watch This Video to learn how to use Laser-Cut Paper.

*3. Stamp your Flower in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. Color with Watercolor Pencils:
~Stem and Leaves: Old Olive
~Daffodil Delight: Yellow part as shown. Sorry, I forgot what it is called.
~Pacific Point for the Flower & Petals. I colored a second darker layer at the flower tips. Color the lighter part of the flower petal first, then blend the darker part.
~Cut out with the coordinating Framelit or fussy cut.

*5. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Blueberry Bushel ink. Punch out with the Pretty Label Punch.

*6. Cut a strip of Vellum 1″ x 5-1/2″. Punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch. Decide if you want to trim off the straight edge or not. Attach to card front with a strip of SNAIL on each long side edge.

*7. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your Flower and sentiment. Lay out where you want them and attach.
Your card is finished.

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Telescoping Card

This Telescoping Card the first card I posted to my blog on July 5, 2011. It was for my Daughter-in-Law’s Birthday. Try making one of your own!

Telescoping Card-Closed
Telescoping Card-Closed
Telescoping Card-Open
Telescoping Card-Open

Click HERE to see the original post. There are similar products today to make this card. Use Layering Squares Framelits or Layering Circles Framelits for your card base. Choose any stamps you want. I will make a NEW Telescoping Card for a March Blog Post. So stay tuned and check my blog frequently!

Happy Valentine’s Day Card

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day so here is a Happy Valentine’s Day Card using the Sale-a-bration Foil Sheets and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  It is pretty quick to make.
Happy Valentine's Day

SUPPLIES:

Stamps:  Banners for You Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Lovely Lipstick
Cardstock:  Lovely Lipstick
Whisper White
All My Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper #148576
Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets #149712  (Available while supplies last with a $50 purchase)
Big Shot:  Be Mine Stitched Framelits #148527
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder#146335
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Printer paper

VIDEOS HELPS:

Basic Card Bases Video
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets Video
Dynamic Embossing Folder Video

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Cut your Lovely Lipstick card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base.

3.  Put a 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the same size Grapefruit Grove  Foil Sheet.  Cut it out with the Swirly Heart Thinlit.  Put a piece of folded printer paper over the foil to keep it smooth.

4.  Next cut the large Scalloped Heart out of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet.  Yes, the center of the Heart comes out.  Take the center of the Heart and emboss it with the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder.

5.  Stamp the Banner Border in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Next, stamp I Love You or another sentiment in the banner with Lovely Lipstick ink.  Cut out with the coordinating Bunch of Banners Framelit.

6. Put it all together.
~Put your Banner on with Stampin’ Dimensionals about 1/8″ to 1/4″ from the top of the Designer Series Paper.
~Attach the Stitched Heart Frame to the card front with dots of Tombow Glue.
~Glue the embossed center Heart inside the Heart Frame sliding it around slightly to cover all the Designer Series Paper underneath.
~Peel the adhesive backing off the Swirly Heart and attach it in the center of the center Heart.
Your Card is finished!

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Three Silver Hearts Card

I love this Three Hearts Card Kiev made!  I Love the NEW Meant to Be Bundle with the Be Mine (Heart) Framelits & Thinlits!!  Kiev designed this card using three of the Filigree Heart Thinlits and the NEW Rectangle Stitched Framelits and some Designer Series Paper.  This card can be used for any “Love” Occasion.
Three Silver Hearts Card

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock:  Real Red
All My Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper #148576
Silver Foil 12×12 Sheet #132178
Big Shot:  Be Mine Stitched Framelits #148527
Rectangle Stitched Framelits #148551
Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
SNAIL

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 two 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ Stitched Rectangles using the Rectangle Framelits.  Attach to card base as shown in the photo.

3.
  Watch This Video if you need help using the Multipurpose Sheets.  Watch This Video for help cutting detailed Thinlits.

4.  L
ay your Heart Thinlit the back of your Silver Foil paper to decide how much you will need.  Cut your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet and Silver Foil the same size.  Put the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the Silver Foil Sheet.  Cut out one Heart

Big Shot Sandwich:
1. Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter on (OR Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed)
2. Bottom cutting plate (The flatter it is the better results you will get.)
3. Foil Sheet with adhesive sheet down
4. Heart Thinlit with cutting edges touching Foil Sheet
5. Printer Paper folded in half covering the Foil Sheet to keep it smooth and pretty looking
6. Add the Top cutting plate

5.
  Lay out the Hearts where you want them.  Peel off the adhesive backing and put the Hearts on the card.
~Attach the Hearts on the sides first.
~Then she put the center Heart down overlapping the side Hearts.
Your card is finished.

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So Happy Lace Card

This “So Happy to Have You In My Life” card uses the NEW Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Grapefruit Grove Foil from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  This is a quick card if you have a Big Shot.  No Big Shot?  Just leave the Foil Sheet flat and cut your sentiment in a rectangle.
Happy Life Lace CardSUPPLIES:
*=Available January 3, 2019
**=Available January 3, 2019 FREE with a $50 merchandise purchase
Stamps:
  *Amazing Life  Photopolymer #148750
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Flirty Flamingo
**Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets 12×12 (4 of each color) #149712
Big Shot:  Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder #148530
Stitched Shapes Framelits #
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheet.  I cut a 4″ s 12″ strip, then cut it down to 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Line up your Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheet in your Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder.
~Big Shot Sandwich for Dynamic Embossing Folders:
Big Shot Platform with the Thin Die Adapter removed (OR Multipurpose Platform with Tab 2 open)
Dynamic Embossing Folder with cardstock inside (Yes, we skip the bottom Cutting Pad/Plate)
Top Cutting Pad/Plate
4.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.  Place a couple of E Clear Stamp Blocks on top so it will lay flat.  Remove when you are ready to attach your sentiment.
5.  Stamp your So Happy sentiment on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut it out with the Largest Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Attach it to your card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.  Admire and enjoy all the shine and the intricate embossed details!

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Star of Light Embossed Christmas Card

This quick Star of Light Embossed Christmas Card uses Heat Embossing for the sentiments and background and a die cut Star for the focal point.
Star of Light Embossed Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Star of Light Photopolymer #142110
Ink:  VersaMark #102283
Cardstock:  Night of Navy
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Big Shot:  Starlight Thinlits #141840
Heat Embossing:  Silver Embossing Powder #109131
Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool #129053
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

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.  Rub your entire card front with your Embossing Buddy.  It may leave a fine white layer on top.  This is great.  This will help the embossing powder stick only to your stamped image.
3.  Choose your sentiments.  Stamp them in VersaMark ink in the upper left corner and the lower right corner.
~Cover with Gold embossing powder.  Remove excess and put back in the container.
~Use your Heat Tool to melt the embossing powder until it is all shiny.
~Repeat this process with the swirls using Silver embossing powder.  I just did one swirl at a time including the Heat Tool step.  I then did the second swirl.
Your background is done.
4.  Star.
~Choose the Star Thinlit you want to use.
~Cut a 3″ x 4″ Gold Foil Sheet
~Put a 3″ x 4″ piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the White side of your Gold Foil Sheet.
~Use this Big Shot Sandwich:
Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter (OR Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed)
Flat cutting plate/pad
Gold Foil Sheet with the Gold side up
Star Thinlit
1 sheet Printer Paper folded in half and covering the whole Foil Sheet.  This will keep the Foil Surface smooth and shiny instead of distressed looking.
Flat cutting plate/pad.
~Run through Big Shot.
~Peel off Adhesive Backing and attach your Star to your card front.
Your Card is finished.

Get all your Heat Embossing Supplies from My Online Store.

Christmas Star Wreath Card-Three Things #5

This Christmas Star Wreath Card was easy to make and uses the Three Things #5 Challenge items.  Make one today!
Three Things Challenge #5

Star Wreath Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Pines  Photopolymer #142049
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Crumb Cake
Markers:  Real Red
Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
All Is Bright 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #147892  (Retiring)
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Big Shot:  Wood Crate (Star) Framelits #143730
Lakeside Framelits #146351  (label)
Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder #143708
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
~4 stars from 1 pattern of DSP (Red)
~4 stars from a different pattern of DSP (Green)
~4 stars from Gold Foil.  Put a folded sheet of printer paper between the Foil side and your Big Shot Cutting Pad/Plate to keep it smooth and shiny.  If you want a distressed look, don’t use the printer paper.
2.  Card Front.
~Take your embossing folder and find the side where the embossing lines are raised up.
~Rub your Crumb Cake ink pad over that side until it is evenly covered with ink.
~Line up your Card Front on the uninked side.  Close.  Run through your Big Shot.
**Big Shot Sandwich for Dynamic Embossing Folders:
Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter REMOVED.  (OR Multipurpose Platform with Tab 2 open)
Dynamic Embossing Folder with cardstock inside
Top Cutting Pad/Plate.  (Yes, only use a Cutting pad on the top.  Skip the bottom one as your Sandwich will be too thick to go through your Big Shot.
~Attach to Card Base with Tombow Glue
3.  Sentiment
~Stamp your sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock
~Cut out with the label die with some room at the left for your Holly.
~Color your Holly Leaves with the Shaded Spruce Marker and your Holly Berries with your Real Red Marker.  Stamp.
~Color around the edges of your Label with your Real Red Marker.
~Attach about 1/4″ from the bottom edge with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Star Wreath
~Picture an analog clock face with the numbers 1-12 in a circle.  You will be placing one of the 12 stars you cut out in the space of each number.
~Lay the Green Stars at 12, 3, 6, and 9.
~Lay the Red Stars at 1, 4, 7, and 10.
~Lay the Gold Stars at 2, 5, 8, and 11.
~I attached the 4 Green Stars first with two Glue Dots on the back.  I only pressed down the right Glue Dot so I could overlap the stars.
~Then add two Glue Dots to one Star at a time and attach them so they slightly overlap the previous Star (And the Green Stars). Continue until all Stars are attached.
Your Card is finished.

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White Blizzard Snowflake Card

This White Blizzard Snowflake card is really quick and can be used for any wintery occasion just by changing the sentiment.  The Blizzard Thinlit is retiring so get it while it is still available.
White Blizzard CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle: Tags & Tidings Photopolymer #149986  This is on the retiring list too.
Ink: Call Me Clover
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Balmy Blue
Big Shot:  Blizzard Thinlit #147902
Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Balmy Blue 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″.  Cut your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and put it on the back of your card front.   Watch This Video to see how easy it is to use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.
3.  Now it is time to cut out your card front.  Put your cardstock with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the bottom.  Place your Blizzard Thinlit on the cardstock.
~Big Shot Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter, Cutting Pad/Plate, cardstock with Multipurpose Adhesive sheet on the bottom side, Thinlit, Cutting Pad/Plate.
4.  Gently remove the Snowflakes and use them in another project.
5.  Peel off the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet backing.  Put your fingers between the sticky side and your card base while you position it.  Lay down.  Rub gently with your Bone Folder to make sure the adhesive sticks.
6.  Use a Tag from the Tags * Tidings Bundle or stamp another sentiment and either punch it out or die cut it.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I put Rhinestones over the holes in the Tag.

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Stamping with Large Stamps: Tags & Tidings Video

Do you have trouble getting a good stamped image when using large stamps?  Try this easy trick to get a perfect image every time!  I am demonstrating this technique using the Tags & Tidings Bundle from the 2018 Holiday Catalog which has a large stamp and coordinating Framelit.

This Video is about 5-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Tags & Tidings  Photopolymer Bundle #
Ink: Call Me Clover
Markers:  Real Red
Shaded Spruce
Pineapple Punch
Crumb Cake

TIPS: 
1,  Lay your stamp down with the stamp facing up.  Lay your cardstock gently on top of the stamp holding it down with your fingers so it does not slide and smear the ink.  Continue holding onto the cardstock while rubbing another stamp block over the cardstock where the stamp is.  Put your fingers on the other side of the cardstock while rubbing the other half of your stamp and cardstock.  Peel the cardstock of quickly, lifting straight it straight up so you don’t drag the cardstock over the stamp and add smears to your image.
2. When die-cutting your Tags & Tidings, line up the tags in two opposite corners such as the upper right corner and the lower left corner.  Everything else will line up nicely then.  Yes, there are parts that were stamped that don’t get cut out as part of the tag.

Embossed Blizzard Thinlits Video

Would you like a Snowflake Embossed card front?  Now you can by using the Blizzard Thinlit and the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  It is pretty easy if you follow these instructions.  The look you get is amazing!

This Video is 5 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Birthday Banners  Photopolymer #141506
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue
Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Big Shot:  Embossing Mats #146327
Blizzard Thinlit #147902
Stitched Labels Framelits #146828
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

BIG SHOT SANDWICH:
1. Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter REMOVED (OR Multipurpose Platform with 1-2 tabs open)
2. White Impressions Mat (Thick white mat from Embossing Mats kit)
3. Gray Silicone Mat (from Embossing Mats kit)  If you want lightly embossed Snowflakes you can try using the Blue Silicone Mat
4. Cardstock
5. Die with cutting edge on cardstock
6. Normal Top Cutting Pad

The reason they call it a sandwich is because it is assembled like a sandwich.
The Big Shot Platform is the Plate.
The White Impressions Mat and Cutting Pad are the bread slices.
The Silicon Mat, Cardstock, and die are the meat, cheese, and lettuce.  Sorry, no condiments included on this sandwich. 😉

Find other detailed dies to use with your Embossing Mats in My Online Store.

Dynamic Embossing Folder Video

Do you have any Thick Dynamic Embossing Folders?  Are your results not quite as “Dynamic” as you had hoped?  Watch this video and discover the simple trick to get more “Dynamic” results.

This Video is 3 minutes 15 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Whisper White cardstock or cardstock color of your choice
Stampin’ Spritzer #126185
Water from your sink tap
Big Shot:
  Cable Knit Dynamic embossing Folder #143537

TIPS:
1.  Fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with Water.
2.  Only give 4-5 spritzes with your Stampin’ Spritzer.
3.  Use a Stampin’ Spritzer rather than a normal spray bottle.  The Spray Bottle will get the cardstock too wet making it curl as it drys. This will also make it harder lay flat when you attach it to your card.

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.

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.

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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Springtime Impressions

The Springtime Impressions Thinlits are part of the Abstract Impressions Bundle.  I am loving the Monochromatic Color Combination of Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Coastal Cabana, with Melon Mambo for the accent color!  Choose your favorite monochromatic color combination and add an accent color.
Springtime ImpressionsSUPPLIES:
Stamps: Abstract Impressions  Photopolymer #147513
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Cardstock:  Soft Sea Foam
Mint Macaron
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Springtime Impressions
Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots #146934
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue OR Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sea Foam card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die-Cutting:
You have two choices:
~Put some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of your cardstock BEFORE you die cut.
~OR just use Tombow Glue to attach your die cuts to your card base.
Now to die cut:
~Cut the large triangle flowers & leaves die cut from Mint Macron cardstock.
~Cut three flowers from Melon Mambo cardstock.
~Attach the large triangle flowers & leaves shape to your card base.
~Attach your flowers to your flowers and leaves die cut.  Add Glitter Enamel shapes to the flower centers.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink.
Your card is finished.

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Swirly Scribbles Card

I made this Swirly Scribbles card using some pieces from my craft table and adding others.  You can choose the colors the person you are giving the card to will like if you want.
Swirly Scribbles and Foliage Frames CardSUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Soft Sea  Foam
Mint Macaron
Coastal Cabana
Big Shot:  Embossing Mats #146327
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Foliage Frames Framelits #146353
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sea Foam Card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die Cut:
If you remember, you can put Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock you are cutting your Swirly Scribbles pieces from.  Then these pieces will attach like stickers you have to peel the back off.  Otherwise, just use Tombow Glue.
~Swirly Scribbles lines in both Mint Macaron and Coastal Cabana
~Swirly Circle with leaves in Melon Mambo
~White Foliage Frame will need to be die cut and embossed.  Die cut as normal, just leave the cardstock inside the die to emboss.  Recommended Embossing sandwich:  Big Shot Platform without Thin Die Adapter plate (OR Multipurpose Platform with at least tab 1 open), Standard Cutting Pad, Die with cardstock still in it and cutting edge and cardstock facing up, Thick Gray Silicone Mat,  White Impressions Pad.
3.    Put it all together.
~Lay our all your pieces where you want them.
~Attach the Mint Macaron Swirly Scribble Lines first, the put the Coastal Cabana Lines on top so some of the Mint Lines show underneath-like a shadow.
~Put the Melon Mambo Swirly Circle on the Foliage Frame.
~Attach the Foliage Frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Easy Stained Glass Card

I have been wanting to use my Stained Glass Thinlits along with the Painted Glass stamp set.  I LOVE the font used for the sentiments in this stamp set.  I decided to keep it simple this time and just feature the die cuts and the sentiment.  Choose your own color.
Simple Stained Glass CardSUPPLIES:
*=part of the Bundle available until June 2019
*Bundle:  Painted Glass Rubber stamps + Stained Glass Thinlits.  Wood-Mount Bundle #148361, Clear-Mount Bundle #148362
Stamps:  *Painted Glass Rubber  Wood-Mount #147458Clear-Mount #147461
Ink:
   Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel
Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Stained Glass Thinlits #146347
Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets OR Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die Cut your Thinlits from Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  You can put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back before cutting if you want.  Die cut two Stained Glass half circles and one rectangle Thinlit.
NOTE:  Watch this video to get great results every time with your Detailed Thinlits.  If using your Big Shot Platform with the Thin Die Adapter, run through 6 times instead of 4 as shown on the video.
3. Lay out your die cut pieces on your card front in the position you want them.  Attach to your card front.
~If using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet just peel off the backing and hold it over where you want it and attach.
~If using Tombow glue, use just tiny dots at line intersections and around the edges.  Carefully figure out the position you want it in before letting it touch the card base.  Line up the edges of the Half Circles and the Rectangle.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink.
Your Card is finished.

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Thinlit Cutting Troubles?

Do you get frustrated when your Detailed Thinlits don’t cut all the way through? Watch this video and learn several ways to get a great Detailed Thinlit Cut every time without wasting cardstock.

This video is about 13-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Big Shot #143623
Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Standard Cutting Pads #113475
Precision Base Plate #139684
Flourish Thinlits #141478 (or other detailed Thinlits
Cardstock in color of your choice
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

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Springtime Impressions Card

This card uses the Abstract Impressions Bundle which includes the Springtime Impressions Thinlit used for this card.  This is a quick card to make with few supplies.  I Love how the Mint Macaron and Granny Apple Green cardstocks look together!
Kindness Springtime Impressions cardSUPPLIES:
*= part of the Bundle
*Bundle #148348
Abstract Impressions  Photopolymer stamp set + Springtime Impressions Thinlits.
Stamps: Abstract Impressions Photopolymer #147513  *
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White (Optional)
Granny Apple Green #146990
Mint Macaron #138337
Big Shot:  *Springtime Impressions Thinlits #146326
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Option 1:  Use Granny Apple Green for your card base like I usually do.
~Option 2:  Because I was away from home with limited cardstock, I used a Thick Whisper White card base plus a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Granny Apple Green card front.  Attach to card base.
2.  Cut your Springtime Impressions Large Corner Thinlit from Mint Macaron cardstock.  I just used my Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, and 2 Cutting Pads. Attach to your card front.  I just put it on my Silicone Craft Sheet and ran SNAIL over the back.  I do need to keep pushing some of the edges back on the card front.  I would recommend using Tombow Glue or Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to attach it.
3.  Stamp your sentiment using Memento Black ink.
Your Card is finished!

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Celebrate Independence Day!

Today I am Celebrating Independence Day with a Patriotic Card.  I live in the United States of America and today we celebrate freedom and liberty.  My town has a wonderful display of fireworks which we go see.  I have a wonderful time with my family.  So here is a card to help celebrate the Red, White, and Blue of our flag.  Celebrate the country where you live and all the good things about living there.
4th of July Card, Independence Day cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Detailed with Love    Wood-Mount #146603,  Clear-Mount #146606
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen #141897
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blueberry Bushel
Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper #146907
Big Shot:  Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder #143699
Oh My Stars Embossing Folder #143710
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Embellishments:  Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon #144631
Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon #144172
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220
Red Sharpie Marker (Not Stampin’ Up!)
Blue Metallic Sharpie Marker (Not Stampin’ Up!)
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer #126185
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL
Silicone Craft Sheet

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Poppy Parade card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Lightly spritz both sides with Water using your Stampin’ Spritzer.  Place in the Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Place directly on your Big Shot Platform (Thin Die Adapter Removed) OR Multipurpose Platform with one or two Tabs open,  with a Cutting Pad on top.  (NO Bottom Cutting Pad used for Dynamic Embossing Folders!)  Remove cardstock and let dry.  Notice the detailed Ruffles!
3.  Cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot with the Oh My Stars embossing folder.  Use both Cutting Pads this time.
~Color embossed Stars with Wink of Stella Pen to add some shimmer.
~Attach the Circle Strips from the Laser-Cut Paper to the top and bottom edges of your Blueberry Bushel strip using SNAIL or Tombow Glue.  I was lazy.  Lay your Circle Strip on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Run SNAIL over the back.  Attach to Blueberry Bushel Strip.  Repeat with the second Circle Strip.  Trim excess from edges.
4.  Stamp Let’s Celebrate in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with Starburst Punch.
~Color 5 Rhinestones with your Red Sharpie and 5 Rhinestones with your Blue Sharpie.  (I only had a Blue Metallic Sharpie.)  Place on Punch as shown.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
5.  Put it all together.
~Glue your Ruffled Poppy Parade cardstock to your card base.
~Attach your Starburst Punch with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Glue your Blueberry Bushel strip to card front about 1-1/8″ from the bottom between ruffles.
~Put SNAIL about 1/4″ below your Blueberry Bushel strip.  Attach the Red Ribbon closer to the Blueberry Bushel strip and the White Ribbon just below the Red.  Hold both ribbons together while you tie a knot.  Cut about 6″ of each ribbon.  Hold them together and tie in a knot over the first knot.
Your card is finished.

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