Enjoy Life Silhouette Card

This Enjoy Life Silhouette Card is done in Black and White with a hint of Blackberry Bliss.
Enjoy Life Silhouette CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Enjoy Life  Photopolymer#148190
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock:  Whisper White

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp everything but the butterflies in Memento black ink.
~stamp the grass first
~then the people
~Then the sentiment.
~Put both butterflies on the same block.  Stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink.
Your Card is finished.

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Bookmarks Video

Make bookmarks for the readers in your life.  Choose Thick cardstock for the base and a couple of other papers to decorate your bookmark or to stamp on.  Get creative and have fun creating multiple bookmarks.  I have always been an advocate of reading and getting my children, and now grandchildren, to read a lot.  I forgot to take pictures of the bookmarks before I gave them awayl

This Video is almost 13 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Brushwork Alphabet  Photopolymer #141772
Ink: to match your paper or the reader’s favorite color
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White OR Thick Very Vanilla
Other papers for layers as desired.  I used the retired Foil Frenzy because my grandson loves Lemon Lime Twist and shiny foil.
Punch:  Detailed Trio #146320
Ribbon:  Choose ribbon to coordinate with your papers and ink
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

MEASUREMENTS & TIPS:
1.  Cut your layers:
~Bookmark base:  Thick Whisper White or Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 2″ x 5-1/2″.
~Designer Series Paper layer:  1-3/4″ x 4″
~Stamped layer:  1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.
You can adapt these measurements to the width and length you want.  If you want to use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch #133324 to make a decorative Tag Topper.  Your Bookmark with need to be a tinge smaller than 2″ wide.
2.  When using the corner rounder on the Detailed Trio Punch, make sure you place the cardstock edges against the raised part of the punch and shove the cardstock back as far as you can.  It is easy, you just have to remember to shove the cardstock all the way back to get a great cut.  Sometimes you can punch a second time to correct it, sometimes a second punch will not help.
3.  Get creative!  You can use the layers like shown here or decide what layers you want.  You do not need to stamp a name.  You can stamp an image.  You can write instead of stamping a name.  You can add die cuts to the top.  Let the kids make their own bookmarks.  I am sure each one will come out different!  This may even encourage the to read more!  Or they will just have fun making lots of bookmarks for personal use and to give to family and friends.

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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.

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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.

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My OnStage Swaps

I ran out of time to make a video for this week, so I decided to post the swaps I made with help from some friends.  The originals will be later-one Monday, one is for Sketch #18.  See you next week!

Vellum Butterfly Card
Vellum Butterfly Card Swaps

Use any Designer Series Paper under Vellum for your Butterfly.  Use coordinating cardstock for your card front and card base.
Stamps:  Label Me Pretty
Birthday Blooms
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Old Olive
Berry Burst
Petal Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack #144168
Vellum #101856
Big Shot:  Bold Butterfly Framelits #138135
Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #145649
Punch:  Pretty Label #143715
Ribbon: Whisper White 1/8” Sheer Ribbon #144172
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
Mini Glue Dots #103683
Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

See Monday, April 9, 2018 Blog Post for Instructions.

Sketch #18 Color Theory Cards
Color Theory Cards, Sketch #18

This is a great sketch to adapt and use with any papers, colors, and stamps.
Stamps: One Big Meaning  Rubber: Wood Mount #138788, Clear Mount #139420
Lovely Friends  Photopolymer #143763
Cardstock:  Whisper White card base
Color Theory 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack #144193
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

VARIATIONS:
Berry Burst:  Berry Burst ink and cardstock
Crushed Curry:  Crushed Curry ink, Chocolate Chip ink, Crushed Curry cardstock
Dapper Denim:  Dapper Denim ink and cardstock
Old Olive:  Always Artichoke cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Measurements:
Strip:  1-1/2” x 5-1/2”
Background Paper:  4” x 5-1/2”

See April 18. 2018 Blog Post for complete instructions.  

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Sketch #17 Thanks Friend

Here is Card for Sketch #17: Thanks for being a Great Friend.  This does have multiple layers, but is pretty quick to make with all the cutting measurements provided.
Sketch #17
Thanks Friend Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Window Shopping  Wood Mount #142920, Clear Mount #143265
Ink:  Memento Black
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Lemon Lime Twist
Daffodil Delight
Old Olive
Big Shot:Oh My Starts embossing folder #143710
Embellishments:  2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows #144217
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049  OR Stamparatus
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cutting Measurements:
~Old Olive card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″.
~Daffodil Delight card layer 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Lemon Lime Twist mat 3″ x 3-1/4″
~Whisper White 2-3/8″ x 2-5/8″
2.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black on the 2-3/8″ x 2-5/8″ Whisper White using your Stamp-a-ma-jig to position your stamp perfectly.
3.  Run your 3-3/4″ x 5″ Daffodil Delight through your Big Shot with the Oh My Stars embossing folder.
4.  Put it all together:
~Layer the Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist layer together with Stampin’ Dimensionals between layers and under the Lemon Lime Twist layer.
~Lay all  pieces where you want them.
~Attach the Daffodil Delight card layer to the card base with Tombow Glue.  In reality, the bottom right corner is 1″ from the bottom edge.  Maybe try 1-1/2″ up from the bottom edge so more of your Lemon Lime Twist shows over the card base.
~Attach your Layered Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Attach a Bitty Bow to the upper left corner.  I also added a Glue Dot at the end of each bow side.
Your card is finished!

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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.

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Panda card

Here is another Party Pandas card.  The Party Pandas stamp set is only available until March 31st and can be earned with a $50 purchase.  Notice the scalloped rectangle.  I was in the mood for somethng a little more elaborately layered than usual.  Hope you like it.
Heartfelt Panda

SUPPLIES:
*=Sale-a-bration products available until March 31, 2018
Stamps:
  *Party Panda  Wood Mount #
*Heartfelt Blooms   Wood Mount #147197, Clear Mount #147202
Ink:  Memento Black
Real Red Marker
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Punch:  Tailored Tag #145667
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Cut & Prep:
~Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White at 3-5/8″ x 5-1/2″.
~Basic Black at 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.
~Real Red at 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Stamp on Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink:
~Party Panda with envelope
~Sentiment:  Sending Heartfelt Thoughts”
Die Cut & Punch:
~Use the Stitched Shapes Square to die cut out the Party Panda.
~Punch out the sentiment. if desired, draw stitch lines with the Fine Tip of your Real Red Marker.
Real Red Scallop Rectangle
~Put the 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Real Red on your Big Shot platform with the Thin Die Adapter and bottom cutting plate.  (Multipurpose Platform=all tabs closed.)
~Lay the large Scallop Square Framelit at the top of the cardstock.
~Place your top cutting plate so it covers about 1/8″ of Real Red cardstock shows above the bottom of the Framelit.  Run through your Big Shot.  Your Real Red will be partially die cut.
~Turn your Framelit upside-down and lay your Scallops so 2-3 Scallops are in the Framelit and the rest of the Framelit is on uncut cardstock.  Lay on your Big Shot Platform with the Framelit cutting side up.  Run through your Big Shot with the top cutting plate only covering the part of the Framelit that still needs to be cut.  DO NOT cover the center part of your cardstock and Framelit with the cutting plate or you will end up with a square instead of a rectangle.  I guess I will make a video on this for April…..
2.  Assemble your card:
~Layer the Whisper White, Basic Black, and Scallop Rectangle together with SNAIL.
~Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Panda and sentiments.
~Lay out where you want them then attach.
Your card is finished!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Waterfront Beach Scene Card

These fun Beach Scene Card was made with the Waterfront stamp set.  I really love the embossed ‘waves’ behind the scene!  This card was a favorite at Stamp Class.  There were a lot of questions on how to do the stamping, so I made a video to show you.
Waterfront Beach Scene Card

There will be a video next Friday to show you how to stamp the Beach Scene.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Waterfront  Photopolymer #146386
Ink:  Sahara Sand
Pool Party
Chocolate Chip
Garden Green
Daffodil Delight
Bermuda Bay Marker
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Seaside Embossing Folder #141481
Other:5/8″ Burlap Ribbon #141487
SNAIL
Tombow Glue
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 Pool Party card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Seaside embossing folder.  Glue to card base.
3.  Cut the largest Stitched Shape Circle from Whisper White card stock with your Big Shot.
4.  Stamp your Whisper White Circle:
Largest watercolor stamp:
~Sand with Sahara Sand ink just below halfway on the circle.
~Pool Party ink for your water.  Stamp top with flat part of stamp and even with your sand.  You will then need to stamp at least once more to fill in the water.
Trees-you can stamp in any order:
~Tree Trunks-Chocolate Chip ink.  Look through clear block to position the trunks where you want them in the sand.  Just make sure and leave enough room for the palm leaves.
~Palm Leaves in Garden Green ink.  They line up perfectly with the Tree Trunks.
Sun in Daffodil Delight ink.
~If desired, scribble some waves in the ocean with your Bermuda Bay marker.
5.Put it together:
~Lay your Burlap Ribbon and stamped Circle on your card front to get them in the position you want.
~Attach the Ribbon with SNAIL on the back.  Just run your SNAIL along both long edges of the ribbon.  Attach to card front and rub to make sure the SNAIL sticks well.  Trim off the edges if needed.
~Attach your stamped Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished!
6.  Envelope options:
~Emboss the envelope flap with the Seaside embossing folder.
~Stamp the Palm Trees on the envelope flap and/or front lower left corner.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Let’s Celebrate You Card

We also made the Let’s Celebrate You card at my February Stamp Class.  It uses the Sale-a-bration Amazing You stamp set which is available until March 31, 2018 FREE with a $50 purchase.
Let's Celebrate You card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Amazing You  Wood Mount #147212, Clear Mount #147215
Ink Pads:  Emerald Envy
Crushed Curry
Daffodil Delight
Markers:  Crushed Curry
Emerald Envy
So Saffron
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Daffodil Delight
Other:  Stamping Sponge #141337
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your cardstock:
~Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Emeral Envy card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front at 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
2.  Stamping:
~Lay out your stamps on your Whisper White card front to help you decide where to stamp each image.
~Color your Flower & Leaf stamp with Markers:  Flower with Crushed Curry & Leaves with Emerald Envy.  Remoisten ink by opening your mouth wide and blowing on the stamp several times.
~Let’s Celebrate You:  Clear Mount stamps-Lay the stamps in position on you card front.  I had the stamps touching.  You might need to add some SNAIL to the back of the two smaller stamps so they will stick to your clear block.  Press your block firmly over the stamps and roll to get them attached to the block.  Ink (Emerald Envy ink) and stamp on your card front.
~Stamp your half sun stamp with Crushed Curry ink.
~Sponge around the edges of your Whisper White card front with Daffodil Delight ink.
3.  Attach layers.  Attach stamped card front to Emerald Envy card layer with SNAIL.  Then attach these layers to your Daffodil Delight card base.
Your card is finished!

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Magical Day Castle Card

We made this fun Magical Day Castle Card at Stamp Class this month.  It was a favorite with everyone.  It is easy, but takes some time to put together.  Thank goodness for matching Thinlits to cut things out!
Magical Day Castle Card

SUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Magical Day rubber stamps + Magical Mates Framelits.  Wood Mount Bundle #145984, Clear Mount Bundle #145985
Stamps:
  *Magical Day  Wood Mount #145854, Clear Mount #145857
Ink:  Memento Black
Crumb Cake
Blends Markers:  Old Olive Combo Pack #144597
Smoky Slate Combo Pack #145058
Night of Navy Combo Pack #144040
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack #144603
Pumpkin Pie Dark #144577
Pink Pirouette Dark #144592
Rich Razzleberry Light #144584
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Sahara Sand
Basic Black
Old Olive
Big Shot:Magical Mates Framelits #145660  *
Brick Wall Embossing Folder #138288
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Adhesives:
  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools:  Paper Snips
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Sahara Sand card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Sahara Sand card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Old Olive grass at 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
2.  Big Shot:
~Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut your sentiment out with the coordinating Framelit.
~Cut out the shapes from Whisper White cardstock and a contrasting color cardstock (place them on top of each other and cut at the same time) for the Dragon, Knight, Mermaid, and flame.  That’s right, do not stamp them yet.
3. Stamp & Die Cut Technique-Watch the Video:
~Place your White die cuts in the shapes of the contrasting color cardstock shapes.  The contrasting color cardstock makes it easier to see exactly where you need to stamp.
~Get out your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Stamp an image in each corner using the T-Handle and the imaging sheet.  Make sure and use Memento ink or Classic ink.  Archival or permanent ink will ruin your Imaging Sheet.
~Get out the stamp you want and ink it with Memento ink.  Line up the imaging sheet stamp with the cardstock shape.  Remove imaging sheet and stamp.  Repeat with the other die cuts.
4.  You can either leave the die cuts in the contrasting cardstock or remove them for coloring.  Put a sheet or two of paper underneath to protect your work surface from bleeding colors.  Color with Blends Markers.  Shade as desired by coloring some of the Dark Marker along one side, then color with the light Marker over the whole area until no line shows.
Dragon
~Dragon-green parts:
-Chest & neck-Old Olive Light
-Chest scales-Old Olive Dark
~Head-two coats of Old Olive Light (watch out and don’t color the eye like I did)
~Dragon-Blue parts:
-Leg, hands, wing-Night of Navy Light
~Scales on back, tail, leg-Night of Navy Dark
Knight
~Armor, Helmet, Sword
-Use Smoky Slate Dark to color along the left side of the armor parts.
-Now color the armor parts with Smoky Slate Light swirling the Marker over the Dark part until it is blended in.
~Shield
–Use Old Olive and Night of Navy Markers.
~Feathers:
-Use Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Markers
Flame:  Use Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Markers
Princess/Mermaid
~Cut off the tail where it starts to curve up.
~Hair-I colored alternate strands with the Daffodil Delight Dark, then blended and finished coloring with the Daffodil Delight Light.
~I added the top and sleeves to her ‘dress’ with Rich Razzleberry Light.
~Pink Pirouette was used for the rest of the ‘dress’.
The coloring is done!
5.  Brick Wall
~Get your Brick Wall embossing folder.  Find the side where the brick dividers are raised (poke up).  Rub your Crumb Cake ink pad over the top of all those lines that poke up.  Let the ink pad also lightly cover parts of the ‘bricks’ so they will look more realistic and distressed.
~Put your Sahara Sand card front on the uninked side of the embossing folder and line it up how you want it.  Close the folder, holding the paper in place.  Now run through your Big Shot.  Open up and see your distressed bricks!
6.  Putting it all together.
~Glue your sentiment to Basic Black cardstock and cut out a mat for it.
~Look at your Brick card front and decide which will be the top and bottom.
~Glue your Old Olive grass to the bottom.
~Lay your Princess on the Black Label.  Cut off the Princess and the window where desired.  Now glue on your Princess since the pesky tail is gone.
~Lay out all your pieces and decide where you want them.
~Glue on the Dragon, Knight, Flame, and Princess in the window.
~Attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Now glue your card front onto your card base.
Whew! Your card is finished!

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Thinking of You-Sketch Challenge #14

I am now designing the Challenge and then making the card.  I chose my sentiment from the Lots of Love rubber stamp set.  Choose a sentiment or image stamp that is about 1-1/2″ to fit in the Stitched Shapes square.
Sketch #14
Thinking of You card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Love  Wood Mount #143799, Clear Mount #143802
Ink:  Old Olive
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Old Olive
Rich Razzleberry
Petal Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144168
Big Shot:Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

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 patterned DSP at 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach to the left side of your card base.
3.  Stamp Thinking of You in Old Olive ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with the coordinating Stitched Shapes Square.  Also cut out a larger Old Olive Scallop Square with a  Layering Square Framelit.  Layer the two squares together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to your card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

VARIATION IDEAS:
1.  Step it up a bit:
~Cut a Rich Razzleberry card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run though your Big Shot with an Embossing Folder.  Attach this to your card base, then make the card as instructed.
2.  Use two patterned paper patterns for the card front:  one with a large pattern, one that has a subtle pattern.  Most Stampin’ Up! DSP has a large pattern on one side of the paper and a more subtle one on the back.  So cut a piece of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ DSP where you like the front and back together.  Cut a 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece.  Attach to your card base.  Then flip the rest of the DSP over to the other side and attach it to your card base.
3.  You can also substitute punches for the squares.  Adapt the Sketch using the patterned paper you have.  If it is Stampin’ Up! paper, look on the back of the package to see the coordinating colors.  This makes your color coordination easy.

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Amazing Heartfelt Blooms

This Amazing Heartfelt Blooms card uses two Sale-a-bration items:  Level 1-Heartfelt Blooms, and Level 2-Celebrate You Thinlits.  I originally cut the Amazing from Silver Glimmer Paper and colored it with a Fresh Fig Marker, then with a Basic Black Marker.  It was too hard to tell what the word said, so I changed it to Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  Now we can tell what the word says.
Amazing Heartfelt Blooms Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Heartfelt Blooms  Wood Mount #147197, Clear Mount #147202  (FREE with $50 purchase until March 31, 2018)
Inks:  Perfect Plum
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Celebrate You Thinlits #146840 (Free with $100 purchase until March 31, 2018)
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Perfect Plum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/2″
~Elegant Eggplant card layer at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
~Whisper White card front at 3″ x 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp you Heartfelt Blooms stamp in Perfect Plum ink on your Whisper White card front.
3.  Big Shot:  Cut your Amazing from Elegant Eggplant cardstock with the Thinlit.   Attach with Tombow Glue to card front over stamped flowers.
4.  Attach Whisper White card front to Elegant Eggplant card layer with Fast Fuse.  Attach these layers to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is Finished!

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January Stamp Class Cards

Here are the cards we made at my Stamp Class last Friday.  I am taking today off hanging out with my son who just returned from almost 8 years in Germany.

January Stamp Class Cards-1

The Tarnished Foil Technique Card is one of the projects I did for my Creative Techniques Corner subscribers.  Click HERE for more details.

The next card used the Love You Still and Banners for You stamp sets.  We did the coloring with the Blends Markers.

January Stamp Class cards 2

We tested out my NEW Stamparatus for both these cards.  You can order yours in June.

The Party Pandas looked best with 2-3 layers of ink which was super easy to do with the Stamparatus.  I also used the Color Theory Designer Series Paper for the Bamboo stalks and the leaves are from the Everyday Jars Framelits.

The Lovely Wishes card also used the Stamparatus.  We placed the two flower and leaf stamps on one side, then stamped, then rotated the card front and stamped again.  We also lined up the Happy Wishes stamps in the Stamparatus and stamped it.  We again colored with Blends Markers.

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Happy Card Making!