Flower & Vellum Card

We made this Flower & Vellum Card at Stamp Class on Friday.  I am so sad this Remarkable You stamp set is retiring.  It is one of my favorites to use for a variety of techniques.  This time it is just colored with markers.  This would also be a nice Mother’s Day card.  Just change the sentiment.
Flower and Vellum card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Remarkable You  Wood Mount #139891, Clear Mount #139894  (retiring)
Birthday Banners  Photopolymer #141506
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Rich Razzleberry
Garden Green
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Rich Razzleberry
Vellum #101856
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder #143704
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
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 Vellum at 4” x 5-1/4”. Run through your Big Shot-(Big Shot Platform-remove Thin Die Adapter (Multipurpose Platform with Tab 1 Open), Dynamic Embossing Folder, Cutting Plate.  Yes, only use ONE cutting plate.
3. Attach to your card base with Glue Dots at each corner.
4. Stamp your flower using Memento ink. Color with Markers.  Cut out with Circle Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
5. Stamp your sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink. Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals (or Mini Dimensionals) to the back.
6. Lay out your flower and sentiment where you want them. Attach.
Your card is finished

Here is the card my DIL made at class.  She colored around the edges with a Marker, then used an Aqua Painter to soften the Marker lines.
Easter Lily Card

Get all your Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.  Remember this Stamp set is only available until May 31st.

Coloring Your Embossing Folder Video

Would you like to add some color to your Embossing Folder image?  It is a quick technique.  Just watch the video to learn how easy it is to do.  After coloring on both the wide and narrow parts of this embossing folder, I like the look of the coloring on the narrow part the best.  Try coloring on both sides to see which you like best.

This Video is 13 minutes long.

BASIC TECHNIQUE SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder #148048  (Available May1-31 as part of the Gotta Have it All Bundle #149526.  Available June 1st by itself.)
Markers:  Choose 1 for your Flower Color and a Green for your leaves.  I used Rich Razzleberry and Garden Green.

CARDSTOCK MEASUREMENTS:
Scallop Rectangle-Watch this Video
Layer under Scallop Rectangle:  3″ x 1/4″ longer than your Scallop Rectangle or 5-1/4″.
2nd Layer under Scallop Rectangle  3-1/4″ x 1/2″ longer than your Scallop Rectangle OR 5-1/2″.
Card Base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
Cardstock:  Whisper White for Scallop Rectangle
Rich Razzleberry
Garden Green
Scallop Rectangle Video

Would you like to learn MORE Techniques?  Subscribe to the Creative Technique Corner.  Right now there are 76 Techiques with two NEW Techniques every month!  Click HERE for more details.

Mother’s Day Card

This is the prototype for my Mother’s Day Cards.  This one will be for my Mom because she likes pastels.  I will change the colors for each of my daughters and daughters-in-laws because they like totally different colors.  Hopefully I will remember to take a picture before I mail them out.
Mother's Day Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802  (Retiring May 31, 2018-I am SO sad!)
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Powder Pink
Whisper White
Wild Wasabi (retiring)
Berry Burst
Fresh Fig
Big Shot:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits #143774
May Flowers Framelits #140276
Petal Pairs embossing folders #145656
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies #141701
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet #144106 (Optional)

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 Powder Pink card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use one of the Petal Pair embossing folders on one side of your card front and run it through the Big Shot.  Repeat with the other side.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Die cut your flower pieces and leaves.
~Wild Wasabi Leaves:  Cut three leaves with the May Flowers Framelits.
~Berry Burst top flower layer:  Use both the flower petal die AND the framelit that fits around it to cut out this flower.  You can put 1-1/2″ x 2″ piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock BEFORE cutting.  This will turn it into a sticker.  Otherwise just glue it onto the bottom flower layer.
~Fresh Fig bottom flower layer:  Use the same Framelit that went around the flower petal die to cut this layer.
~Attach top flower layer to bottom flower layer.
~Attach leaves to the back of the flower.  I used Tombow Glue.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the flower.
~Now cut the desired Stitched Shapes Circle in Powder Pink.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Stamp your Happy Mother’s Day on Whisper White cardstock in Berry Burst ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Put it all together:
~Lay all the pieces on your embossed card front where you want them.
~Put Tombow Glue on the back of the Doily in the center circle.  Attach to card front.
~Attach the Stitched Shapes Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals centering over the Doily.
~Attach the Flower and Leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the flower and put on the Stitched Shapes Circle.
~Attach your sentiment with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals towards the bottom of the card.
Your Card is finished.
5.  Envelope-Optional:  Emboss your envelope flap with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders.

Get all the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.  Handmade cards always let the receiver know you care enough to make something special just for them.

Scallop Rectangle Video

Have you wished Stampin’ Up! made Scallop Rectangle Framelits?  You can make YOUR OWN Scallop Rectangles using your Layering Squares Framelits!  It is EASY!!  Watch this short video to learn how.

This Video is 4 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Whisper White or your choice
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Other:  Paper Snips

TIPS:
NOTE:  Use your Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter (Or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), and a top and bottom Cutting Plate to cut your Scallop Rectangle.
1.
  Cut your cardstock at least 3-1/2″ wide and 1/4″ longer than you want your Rectangle.
2.  Put your Framelit on the cardstock close to the center of your Big Shot.
3. Make sure your cardstock and Scallop Square Framelit are lined up straight on your Big Shot Platform.
4.  Leave at least 1/16″ cardstock showing between the Cutting Plate and the inside edge of your Framelit.  Run through your Big Shot.
5.  Trim off excess cardstock beside Scallop cuts.
6.  Turn your Framelit upside down so you see the Scallop Cutting Edges.  Place your partially cut Scallop cardstock on the Framelit lining up at least 2 Scallops on each side depending on how long you want your Scallop Rectangle to be.
7.  Place Framelit and cardstock on Big Shot Platform and cutting plate with cardstock still lined up in the Framelit Scallops.  Make sure the cardstock is lined up straignt.  Cover the part of the cardstock you want cut with the top Cutting plate leaving a gap between the edge of the cutting plate and the inside edge of the Framelit.  Run through your Big Shot.  Take out your Scallop Rectangle and use on your project.

Would you like to learn more Techniques for using your paper crafting supplies?  Check out the Creative Techniques Corner.

Pink Butterfly Card

This simple, yet pretty Pink Butterfly Card is quick to make and uses few supplies.  Try making it with different ink and paper colors to make your own version.
Pink Butterfly Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Watercolor Wings  Photopolymer #139424
Inks: Sweet Sugarplum
Berry Burst
Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Powder Pink
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144143
Big Shot:  Bold Butterfly Framelits #138135
Ahdesives:  SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Powder Pink card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your DSP at 2″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach about 1/8″ from card base fold.
3. Butterfly: Stamp on Whisper White cardstock.
~Get out the 3 stamps for the large butterfly.
~Stamp the largest, most solid stamp in Sweet Sugarplum.
~Stamp the outside wings in Berry Burst lining up the stamp outside edges.
~Stamp the inside wings in Rich Razzleberry.
~Cut out with the Bold Butterfly Framelit.
~Now stamp the Butterfly Body in Rich Razzleberry ink.  If you stamp the body before you cut it out, the body is usually too high or too low and parrt gets cut off when you die cut.
~Bend at the sides of the body.
~Apply 3 Glue Dots to the back of the body and attach to your card front.
4.  Stamp the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink in the lower right corner.
Your card is finished.

Make MORE Spring Cards with supplies from My Online Store.

Fresh Fig Butterfly card

My Stamp Class featured Butterflies and Flowers so I had to use this Butterfly Thinlit for one of the cards.  We also learned how to use the Big Shot Die Brush #144262 to remove all the little pieces from the Butterfly die cut.
Fresh Fig Butterfly Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Love  Wood Mount #143799, Clear Mount #143802
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Sweet Sugarplum
Berry Burst
Fresh Fig
Big Shot:  Butterflies Thinlits #137360
Garden Trellis embossing folder #143741
Punch:  Scallop 1-3/8″ Circle #146139
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets OR Tombow Glue OR Fine Tip Glue
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Berry Burst card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Sweet Sugarplum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  (Choose any embossing folder you want.)  Glue onto card base.
~Fresh Fig.  Put a piece of 4″ x 4-1/2″ Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock if desired, then Cut out the largest Butterfly from Fresh Fig cardstock with your Big Shot.  (NOTE: If you don’t use the Adhesive Sheet on the back of your Butterfly before cutting, you will need to use one of the Glues to attach it to your card.)
~Stamp Consider Yourself Hugged on Whisper White cardstock in Berry Burst ink.  Punch out with the Scallop Circl Punch.  Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
2.  Put it all together:
~Lay out Butterfly and sentiment on card front in the position you want them.  Attach.
Your card is finished.
3. Envelope (Optional):  Use the Garden Trellis embossing folder and emboss your envelope flap.  Watch This Video if you need instructions.

Get all you Buuterfly Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.

Vellum Butterfly Card

We made this Vellum Butterfly card at my last Downline Meeting.  This two layer Butterfly uses Designer Series Paper (DSP()for the bottom layer and Vellum for the top layer.  The Butterfly body and antennas are made from 1/8″ Ribbon.  Choose your DSP and coordinating cardstock and make your own Vellum Butterfly card.
Vellum Butterfly Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Sweet Sugarplum
Berry Burst
Vellum Cardstock #101856
Petal Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144168
Big Shot:Bold Butterflies Framelits #138135
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder #145649
Ribbon:  Choose a coordinating color of 1/8″ Ribbon.  I used the Bermuda Bay Sale-a-bration Ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1//2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your DSP and Vellum Butterflies at the same time with the Bold Butterfly Framelit.
~Cut your Berry Burst card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Scatter Sequins Dynamic embossing folder.  Remember to leave out the bottom cutting plate.  Use your Big Shot Platform with NO Thin Die Adapter (OR Multipurpose Platform with both tabs open), cardstock inside the Dynamic embossing folder, then top cutting plate.  Glue to card base.
~Stamp your sentiment in Berry Burst ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with the coordinating Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
2. Assemble your Butterfly.
~Put 3 Glue Dots down the center of your DSP Butterfly Body.  Attach your Vellum Butterfly.
~Fold both Butterlies along the sides of the body so they bend as shown.
~Put a Glue Dot on the Butterfly and the end of the tail on both the Vellum and the back of the DSP.  Wrap your Ribbon around leaving 2-3″ of ribbon on both ribbon ends up by the butterfly head for the antenna.  Tie a knot.  Put a Glue Dot under the knot and Glue Dots beside the knot on each antenna.  Position the antennas and press down on all three Glue Dots.  Trim the antennas.
3.  Lay out your Butterfly and sentiment die cut on your card front.
~Attach your Butterfly with Glue Dots.
~Attach your sentiment die cut with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.

Need more Spring Crafting supplies?  Shop at My Online Store.

Thinking of You with Flowers

We made this Thinking of You wiht Flowers card at my last stamp class.  It is a quick and easy card that uses one stamp set and one Thinlit set and one punch and 1 piece of Designer series paper.  Choose your colors to make you own variation.
Thinking of You With Flowers

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Love  Wood Mount #143799, Clear Mount #143802
Markers:  Wild Wasabi
Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  Old Olive
Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Rose Red
Whisper White
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144147
Big Shot:  May Flowers Thinlits #140276
Punch:  1-3/4″ Circle #119850
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Tombow Glue OR Fine Tip Glue OR Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to card base.
Big Shot:
Note: If you put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of your cardstock before you die cut the flowers, you can just peel off the white backing and the flowers will be stickers.  Otherwise use glue to attach the flowers to your card front.
~Large flower from Melon Mambo cardstock.
~Smaller flower from Rose Red cardstock.
2.  Color the Thinking of you stamp:
~Wild Wasabi Marker for the Leaf Wreath.
~Melon Mambo for the words.
Stamp on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
3.  Lay out the two flowers and the stamped circle on your card front to determine where you want them.  Attach everything.
Your card is finished.

Find all your Card Making and Paper Crafting supplies in My Online Store.

Easter Lily Card

Would you like a simple, elegant, and colorful Easter Card?  Make your own version of this one.
Easter Lily Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Remarkable You  Wood Mount #139891, Clear Mount #139894
Sweet Little Something  Photopolymer #145848
Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Inks:  Memento Black
Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay
Crushed Curry Marker
Wild Wasabi Marker
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Garden Trellis embossing folder #143741
Ribbon:  *3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon Pack #147243 (Sale-a-bration products available until tomorrow, March 31, 2018)
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp & Cut:
~Easter Lilies:  Stamp on Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink.  Color as shown with the Crushed Curry and Wild Wasabi Markers.  Cut out each flower individually with your favorite fussy cutting scissors.  Lay on card front.
~Banner:  Stamp the Banner in Island Indigo ink on Whsiper White cardstock.  Stamp “Happy Easter” in Bermuda Bay ink inside the Banner.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the coordinating Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Lay out the flowers and the banner on your card front.  Glue the flowers in place.  Attach the Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie a bow with Bermuda Bay Ribbon.  Attach between flowers with at least 2 Glue Dots.
Your Card is Finished!
5. Envelope (Optional):  Put the Envelope Flap in the embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Watch this Video for detailed instructions.

Get all your Spring Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.  When you order from me you will get a Thank You Email Tutorial with complete instructions to make TWO cards using the same stamp set.

Striped Easter Basket Video

Have you ever make the Popcorn Box with Striped Paper and noticed that the stripes were not all straight?  It is easy if you follow the simple cut out and assembly directions in this video.  You can then use this Striped Basket for Easter or any other occasion.

This Video is 14 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144125
Big Shot:  Popcorn Box Thinlits #141473
Ribbon:  
Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon #144133
Punch:  1/4″ Circle
Adhesive:Tear & Tape #138995

TIPS:
1.  You can use either DSP or Cardstock cut 3″ x 11″ or 12″ long.

Gold & Silver Flowers & Leaves Hexagon Box

This Hexagon Box uses the Window Box Thinlits and is made using the Sale-a-bration Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Remember that Sale-a-bration ends March 31st. So get this beautiful, thick paper by then.

If you buy the Window Box Thinlits and the Punsy Punch you can choose the Springtime Foils Paper for FREE!
Gold & Silver Hexagon Window Box

Watch this video if you need help making this box.  There are also several different Hexagon Window Boxes shown to give you an idea of what you can do with the Window Box Thinlits.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper #147193 (Available while supplies last until March 31, 2018)
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:Window Box Thinlits #142762
Punch:Pansy #130698
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue OR Stampin’ Dimensionals

FLOWER INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Punch one Pansy each in Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer Paper.
2.  Curl the Gold Foil Petals with your fingers.  Using a Bone Folder will ruin the smooth gold finish.
3.  Attach the Gold Foil Pansy to the Gold Glimmer Paper Pansy, alternating petals,  with either:
~Tombow Glue: Put glue under center of Gold Foil Pansy.  Place over Glimmer Paper Pansy.  Hold in place with your fingers in the flower center for a minute or two.  I used Tombow.
~Stampin’ Dimensionals:  Place at least two under the center of the Gold Foil Pansy.  Attach to Glimmer Pansy.
4.  Attach to center top of your Hexagon Window Box.
5.  Add Clear Faceted Gems to the center of your flower making sure to press each one firmly so it stays attached.

Get all your Hexagon Window Box making supplies from My Online Store.

Waterfront Beach Scene Video

After doing this Waterfront Beach Scene Card at my stamp class last Friday, I decided it would be helpful to do a video.  The supply list and written instructions are on THIS POST.  I hope the video helps you the way it did my stampers.

This Video is almost 10 minutes long.

You can get your Beach Scene Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.

Sketch Challenge #16-SAB You are the Best

We are using two Sale-a-bration products for Sketch #16You are the Best card today.  We are also using Flirty Flimingo which will be retiring soon.  This is a quick card to make.
Sketch #16 You Are The Best card

SUPPLIES:
*=Sale-a-bration Product available until March 31, 2018
Stamps:
  *Happy Wishes    Wood Mount #147224, Clear Mount #147227  (Level 2-$100 product purchase)
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Flirty Flamingo
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Ribbon:  *3/8″ Shimmery Ribbon Pack #147243  (Level 1-$50 product purchase)
Adhesives:  SNAIL
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 Pink Pirouette card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put a line of SNAIL down the front where your ribbon wil go.  Wrap your Ribbon around the card front, attaching it to the SNAIL.  Tie in a bow.  Attach to card base with SNAIL.
3.  Stamp “You are the Best” in Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with a Scallop Layering Square Framelit.  Cut out a Flirty Flamingo Layering Square just larger than your Scallop Square.  Layer the squares together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

Get all your Card Making supplies from My Online Store.  Remember, Sale-a-bration ends March 31, 2018!

SAB Consider Yourself Hugged

This card uses several Sale-a-bration products: 3/8″ Shimmery Ribbon Pack, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, and Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes.  Have fun making a variety of cards with your Sale-a-bration Products!
Consider yourself hugged card

SUPPLIES:
*=Level 1 Sale-a-bration item: each is FREE with a $50 product purchase only until March 31, 2018 or while supplies last.
Stamps:  Lots of Love  Wood Mount #143799, Clear Mount #143802
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Calypso Coral
*Bubbles & Fizz 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #147244
*Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes #147242
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punches:  Pretty Label #143715
1-3/8″ Scallop Circle #146139
Decorative Ribbon Border #143721
Ribbon:  *3/8″ Shimmery Ribbon Pack #147243
Tools:  Stamping Sponge
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the Calypso Coral card base from th Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelope Pack.  (OR make your own Calypso Coral card base.  Cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.)
2.  Make all the parts:
~Punch two Ribbon Borders from 5-1/2″ Whisper White card stock.
~Punch one Pretty Label from Calypso Coral card stock.
~Stamp “Consider Yourself Hugged” in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.
~Cut your Bubble & Fizz Designer Series Paper (DSP) at 3″ x 5-1/8″.
~Cut a Stitched Shapes Oval just larger than the Pretty Label Punch.
~Sponge the Oval, Pretty Label, and Scallop Circle with Calypso Coral ink.
~You can either sponge around the DSP, run the edges along your ink pad, or sponge the edges with Calypso Coral ink.  I ran the paper edges along my ink pad.
3.  Put it all together.
~Run a strip of SNAIL about 1″ from the bottom edge of your DSP.  Wrap your Ribbon around the DSP laying it on the SNAIL with the two sides meeting about 1″ from the left edge.  Tie a knot as usual.  If your knot does not lay where you want it to, use a Glue Dot close to the knot to hold it in place.
~Lay out all your pieces where you want them.
~Attach your DSP with SNAIL.
~Attach your punched Ribbon Borders with either SNAIL or Glue (Tombow or Fine-Tip)
~Attach your punched sentiment to the Pretty Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach these to the  Stitched Shapes Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished!

Get all your Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.  Receive a FREE tutorial in your email with every order!

Rainbow Card

I  received this Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle from the UPS man Monday and made this Rainbow, Sun, and Clouds card last night.  Too bad we don’t have Silver ink to put a Silver lining on the clouds.  Although here in Arizona we like rain and have not received nearly enough this past year.
Sunshine, Rainbow & Clouds Card

SUPPLIES:
*=Part of the Bundle
*Bundle #145983:  *Sunshine & Rainbows Photopolymer stamps + *Rainbow Builder Framelits
Stamps:  *Sunshine & Rainbows Photopolymer #145821
Inks:  Daffodil Delight
Pumpkin Pie
Real Red
Dapper Denim
Emerald Envy
Elegant Eggplant
Smoky Slate
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Rainbow Builder Framelits #145659
Other:  Stamping Sponge
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White cardbase at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Rainbow and Sun:
Stamp your Rainbow in the center of your card.  (Note:  I stamped mine on a 4-1/4″ card front and cut it down.  I figure if you start with the top of the Rainbow and work you way down you should be able to just stamp on the card base.  I also did not use the smallest rainbow part.)
Largest Rainbow Part at the Top, working your way down to the smaller parts.
~1. Larger=Elegant Eggplant ink
~2. Emerald Envy ink
~3. Dapper Denim ink
~4. Real Red ink
~5. Pumpkin Pie ink
~6. Daffodil Delight ink
~Sun-Daffodil Delight ink
3. Big Shot Clouds.  Cut three clouds from 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ wide Whisper White cardstock.  I cut two of the extra puffy  clouds and one of the kind of flat clouds.  I also cut the second extra puffy cloud at an angle so it would be different than the top one.
~Top Clouds that touch the Rainbow:  Cut from a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Whisper White cardstock with the puffy cloud edgelit at the top of the cardstock.
~Middle Clouds: 2=7/8″ x 5-1/2″ Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the puffy cloud edgelit at an angle.  I turned this one over and sponged on the ‘back’ so the clouds would not be exactly the same.
~Lower/Bottom Clouds:  Use the kind of flat clouds Edgelit.  1-1/2″ x 5-1/2 Whisper White cardstock.
~Lay out the clouds in the position you want them.  Sponge the tops with Smoky Slate ink.
~Attach the Top Clouds with SNAIL.  Trim the edges now if needed.
~Attach the Middle Clouds with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Trim the edges now if needed.
~Finally attach the Lower Clouds with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Trim the edges if needed.
Your card is finished.

Get your Rainbow Card Making supplies from My Online Store.

Lots of Lavendar Colored Card

Here is another card using the Sale-a-bration Lots of Lavendar stamp set which is only available until March 31st.  This one is colored with Stampin’ Blends Markers.
Lots of Lavendar Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Lavendar  Photopolymer #147194  Available until March 31, 2018 FREE with $50 purchase
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring:  Use regular Markers or Blends Markers.  Sample uses Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blends Markers.
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder #143709
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Perfect Plum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Perfect Plum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder.   Color the edge of your card front with either a Perfect Plum Marker or your ink pad.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp  your Lots of Lavender image on Whisper White cardstock.
~Color.  I used the Rich Razzleberry Dark & Light Blends Markers and the Old Olive Light Blends Markers.  You can also use the 2-Step stamp with the ink colors of your choice.
~When finished coloring, cut your image out with the Stitched Shapes Oval.  Yes, you will end up cutting off the ends of you stems.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.

Buy your Spring Card-Making supplies from My Online Store.

Lots of Lavendar Card-Sketch #15

Use the Sale-a-bration Lots of Lavendar to make this All-Occasion card.  This stamp set is only available until March 31, 2018 and is FREE with a $50 order!

Sketch Challenge #15
Notice I rotated from landscape to portrait and added a layer.

Lots of Lavendar Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Lavendar  Photopolymer #147194  Available until March 31, 2018 FREE with $50 purchase
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Melon Mambo
Wild Wasabi
Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Tempting Turquoise
Tool:Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tempting Turquoise card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Melon Mambo card layer at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp  your Lots of Lavender image With Memento Black ink..
Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to position your flower and leaf stamps over the stamped flower ourline.
~Flowers-Melon Mambo ink
~Leaves-Wild Wasabi ink.
~Wild Wasabi Marker-If desired, color some of the branches that stick out
~Tempting Turquoise-bow
Also stamp the Two Leaves in each corner with Wild Wasabi ink.
4.  Attach stamped layer to Melon Mambo layer with SNAIL.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.

Buy your Spring Card-Making supplies from My Online Store.

Bloomin’ Heart Valentine Card

Here is the last Valentine Card this year which uses the Blooming Heart Thinlits and the coordinating Bloomin’ Love stamps.  I do love these, but have not used them much this year.
Bloomin' Love Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blushing Bride
Real Red
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140621
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Tools:Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049    OR Stamparatus (available June 2018)
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp My Valentine in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock.
3.  Go to your Big Shot:
~Cut out My Valentine with an Oval Stitched Shape Framelit.
~Cut out the Heart from Real Red cardstock.  Remove the excess pieces with either the Big Shot Die Brush or a Piercing Tool or a toothpick.
~Cut from Whisper White cardstock:  2 large flowers and three small flowers using the Flower dies in the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.  Save the Whisper White cardstock you cut them from.
4.  Back at your table….. Get your Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheet and T-Handle.  Stamp the large flower in one corner and the small flower in another corner.
~Use a marker to color the Whisper White cardstock you cut the flowers from.  Color around the cut out flower images.  This will make it easier to see your White Flowers.
~Put your Flowers back in their holes.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the flower stamp with the die cut.  Remove the imaging sheet and stamp with Real Red ink.  Repeat with the remaining flowers.
~Glue the Flowers onto the Heart over the coordinating size flower part.  You could also attach the Flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals if desired.
5.  Lay out the Heart and the Oval in the desired positions on your card base.
~Use Tombow Glue to attach the Heart.
~Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Oval Sentiment.

Get your all-occasion Card Making supplies from My Online Store.  If you order from me I will email you a FREE Tutorial!

Popcorn Box Video

Make a Popcorn Box for any occasion.  This one is for Valentine’s Day.  It is a quick and easy candy holder or gift container to make.

This Video is 12-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLY LIST:
Stamps:  Ready to Pop  Photopolymer #141513
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Popcorn Box Thinlits #141473
Punch:  1-3/8″ Circle #119860
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape Adhesive #138995
Fast Fuse or SNAIL or Stampin’ Dimensionals

Have fun making these Popcorn Boxes for a variety of occasions.  Get your supplies from My Online Store.

Celebrate Gold Shaker Card

This is the Celebrate Gold Shaker Card I made for my birthday.  I really wanted to use the gold flakes and the gold Bundle of Love DSP.
Gold Heart Shaker Card Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)#144143
Thick Very Vanilla
Elegant Eggplant
Window Sheet #142314
Big Shot:  Celebrate You Thinlits #146840
Sweetheart Embossing Folder #143705
Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707
Embellishments:  Gold Glitter Flakes #146816
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-12″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Sweethear embossing folder.  Use the coordinating Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelit to cut out the center heart.  While at your Big Shot, cut out the Celebrate from Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  Glue onto the bottom of the DSP.
3.  Cut a Window Sheet at 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Attach to the back of your DSP Heart cut out with SNAIL around all four sides.
4.  Attach Foam Adhesive Strips on the DSP back about 1/8″ from the edge of the Heart cut out.  Make sure there are NO gaps in the Foam Adhesive Strip otherwise the Gold Flakes will escape and get everywhere!  Also put the Foam Adhesive Strips around the edge of the card.
NOTE:  If you do not want the Gold Glitter Flakes to stick to the inside of the Foam Adhesive Strips,  either run your fingers along the adhesive sides or run your Embossing Buddy along the sides to remove the sticky there.  I personally like the Gold around the Heart edges so I didn’t do this.
5.  Lay your DSP on your card base to determine where to put your pile of Gold Glitter Flakes.  Remove the DSP.  Put your Gold Glitter Flakes on the card base in the center of where the Heart will cover.  Remove the Adhesive backing and put on your card base.  Press firmly.  Now you can “test” out to see if the Shaker Card works.  🙂
Your card is finished.
6.  Envelope options:  Use the Embossing folder on the envelope flap.

Get all your Birthday Card Making supplies from My Online Store.