Happy Thanksgiving! Celebrate Family

Happy Thanksgiving Week!  I hope you are celebrating with Family and Friends.  Remember to tell them you love and appreciate them.  Kiev made this card with a current stamp set (Painted Harvest) and a sneak peek 2019 Occasions Catalog stamp set (Artfully Aware).
Flowers and Family Card#SimpleStamping  cards use just stamps, ink, and paper and maybe punches.

SUPPLIES: 
Stamps:  Painted Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Artfully Aware Cling-Mount Rubber #149447 (Available January 3, 2019)
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake
Crushed Curry
Whisper White
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS: 
1.  Cut
~ Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White at 3/4″ x 2-5/8″
~Crushed Curry at 2-1/8″ x 2-7/8″
2.  Stamp your Flowers directly on your card base.
~Large Flower in Crushed Curry.  Ink and stamp once in Crushed Curry.  Ink again with Crushed Curry ink, rotate stamp 180 degrees and stamp again.  Repeat so you will have several flowers on your card front.
~Small Flower in Crumb Cake ink lining up the center of the flower with the stamped image below.
3.  Stamp your family image on Whisper White card stock with Soft Suede ink.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attach to Crushed Curry cardstock.  Decide where you want to put it on your card front.  Attach with SNAIL.
Your Card is finished.
4.  Optional Envelope:  Stamp a flower on the front lower left corner and envelope flap.

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Many Blessings Leaf Card

This is a great Fall All Occasion Card using the Lovely As A Tree and Many Blessings Stamp Sets. It is a quick card to make with minimal supplies.
Lovely as a Tree and Many Blessings cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lovely As a Tree  Rubber Wood-Mount #128655, Clear-Mount #127793
Many Blessings  Photopolymer #147775
Ink:  Memento Black
Cajun Craze
Calypso Coral
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla #144237
Cajun Craze
Optional Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesive:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp leaves in Calypso Coral ink on the card base front.  I stamped the large leaf first, then filled in the empty spaces with the small leaf.
3.  There are two ways you can do this.
~Stamp Many Blessings in Black ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Stamp your large leaf in Cajun Craze ink.  Cut out with a Layering Circle Framelit.
~Cut out the Layering Circle Very Vanilla Circle first, then stamp the words in Memento Black ink and the large leaf in Cajun Craze ink.
4.  Choose the Scallop Circle Framelit just larger than the Circle Framelit you used.  Cut this from Cajun Craze cardstock.  Layer the two circles together with SNAIL.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Happy Halloween Fall Card – Case #4

Happy Halloween today!  Here is a great Halloween and Fall Pumpkin card to make.  Kiev CASEd it from the Holiday Catalog page 46 and made a few tweaks.  I do like the results!
CASE #4Many Blessings Fall CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Many Blessings.  Photopolymer #147775
Inks:  Memento Black
Shaded Spruce
Stampin’ Blends Markers:  Shaded Spruce Combo Pack #147938
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack #144599
Cajun Craze Combo Pack #147931
Soft Suede Combo Pack #147273
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack #144603
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake
Pumpkin Pie
Nature’s Poem 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146338
Under the Mistletoe 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146921
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Basket Weave Dynamic embossing folder #146841
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight  1/4″ Double-Stitched #144116
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Put one half of your card base in the Basketweave embossing folder lining up the score-line so it will be embossed all the way to the score-line.
~Big Shot Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform with Thin-Die Adapter removed (OR Multipurpose Platform with at least 1 Tab open), (Skip the bottom cutting plate), Embossing Folder with cardstock sticking out, Top Cutting Plate.  Just make sure the sides of your embossing folder are lined up with the sides of your Platform.
2. Stamp your Pumpkins in Memento Black ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Color with the Blends Markers:
~Pumpkin Pie: Back and Front Pumpkins
~Cajun Craze: middle pumpkin behind the crate
~Soft Suede: Crate
~Shaded Spruce: Squash in the crate, Leaf.
~Daffodil Delight: Apple
Cut out with two Layering Circle Framelits layered together to cut out the colored image in a circle AND make a larger frame.
3.  Pumpkin Pie Square is cut at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the corner images in Shaded Spruce ink in each corner.
4.  DSP Rectangles.
~Striped Nature’s Poem rectangle is cut at 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
~Dotted Under the Mistletoe rectangle is cut at 1″ x 3-3/4″.
5.  Put it all together.
~Lay out all your pieces where you want them.  This is the order Kiev used:
Card Base
Pumpkin Pie Square
Dotted DSP
Striped DSP
Circle Frame
Circle
~Use Tombow to attach the Square, Rectangles, and Circle Frame.
~Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the stamped Circle
~Tie a Bow and attach it with Glue Dots.

Fall Tropical Chic for Color Challenge #26

Kiev designed this card using the Topical Chic Bundle for Color Challenge #26.  I think it turned out wonderfully!  Like she says, “It is great to come to work and be told that she is making cards today!”  Contact me if YOU want to make cards almost every day either as a customer or a Stampin’ Up! Team Member.
Color Challenge #26

Tropical Chic Fall CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Tropical Chic Rubber stamp set + Tropical Thinlits.  Wood-Mount Bundle #148397, Clear-Mount Bundle #148399
Stamps: Tropical Chic  Wood-Mount #146750, Clear-Mount #146753
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Mango Melody
Mossy Meadow
Cajun Craze
Very Vanilla
Big Shot: Tropical Thinlits #146831
Punch:  Circle
Adhesives:
  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mango Melody card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Stamp
~Three Flowers with Cajun Craze ink on Cajun Craze cardstock.
~Sentiment on a 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ Very Vanilla cardstock with Cajun Craze ink.  Use a Circle Punch to round off the ends of the cardstock.
3.  Die Cut:
~Stamped Flowers with Flower Framelit
Die-cut Two of each Leaf in Mossy Meadow cardstock.
~Long Fern Leaf: Use both the outside Framelit and then put the inside Thinlit in the outside Framelit.  Cut twice to get 4 leaves.
~Rounded Palm Type Leaf:  Again use the outside Framelit with the inside Thinlit and cut twice to get 4 leaves.
4.  Lay out all your Leaves and Flowers and the sentiment on your Mango Melody card base to decide where to put all the pieces.
~Use Tombow Glue to attach the Leaves and Flowers.
~Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach your sentiment.
Your Card is finished.

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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.

Love Your Stamps Challenge #3

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

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

 

FUN Challenge #5-Use something Sparkly or Shiny

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

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

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Life is Beautiful Copper Leaf Fall Card

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with Starburst Punch.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
Leaves.
Adhesive NOTE:
~The easiest way to attach the leaves is to put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet cut to the same size as your cardstock on the back of the cardstock.  I usually forget, but really enjoy just peeling off the adhesive backing to attach the die cut.
~You can also put small amounts of Tombow Glue on the back of your die cut to attach it.
~If you are feeling really lazy, you can cover the back of your die cut with SNAIL.  I will have to let you know later about how long things stay stuck on the cards.
3.  Die-Cut your Leaves.  Cut three detailed large leaves and two small solid leaves from your Copper Foil Sheet.  Put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back if desired.
~Here is the Sandwich to use:  Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter (OR Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed.), FLAT Bottom cutting plate, Printer Paper folded in half on the cutting plate, Copper Foil Sheet with shiny side touching the Printer Paper, Die with cutting edge on back of Foil Sheet, Top cutting plate.  The Printer Paper helps keep the Foil Sheet shiny and smooth.  Without the Printer Paper, your Foil Sheet picks up all the marks on your cutting plate.
4. Finish Your Card.  Lay out the leaves and the sentiment on your card front.  Attach them.
5.  Optional:  Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside of the card to write on.  Stamp a Cajun Craze Leaf in the lower corner if desired.

Need Fall Crafting Supplies?  Need more colors of Foil Papers for your Fall Crafting?  Get them from My Online Store any time.

 

Sunflower Card with Painted Harvest

I remember Sunflowers from my Grandmother’s garden and my youngest daughter also loved planting them in her garden plot when she was at home.  So I made a Sunflower card with the Painted Harvest stamp set.  It was pretty quick and easy.  I love the detailed look you get with this stamp set!  Make your OWN Sunflower Card today and start celebrating Autumn early!
Sunflower CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painter Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Inks:  Pineapple Punch
Crushed Curry
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Pear Pizzazz
Adhesive:  SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pear Pizzazz 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 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Now do your stamping.
~Sentiment in Early Espresso ink
~Large Flower stamp in Pineapple Punch ink.  I put the stamp on a D Block.  I stamped the image once, then rotated the Block 180 degrees and inked and stamped again.  This made both sides evenly colored.
~Small Flower stamp in Crushed Curry. Try matching up the center circle hole.  It won’t be perfect, Don’t worry.
~Circle Stamp for the center of your Sunflower in Soft Suede ink.  If there are white edges around this stamped image, just reink your stamp and stamp to cover up the white lines.  This will also give a darker center.
~Stamp two more flowers as shown in the card photo.
~Leaves in Pear Pizzazz.  I inked the leaf stamp at the edge of the ink pad so I could leave off the stem when stamping the leave to come out from a Sunflower.  Stamp leaves to fill in the white spots.
~Run the Soft Suede ink pad over the edges of your cardstock to outline it.  It does not matter if it is perfect.
3.  Attach stamped card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.

Get your Sunflower Card Supplies from My Online Store and make some Sunflower cards for your family and friends.

Case the Catalog Challenge #2

This Card is CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from page 45 of the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  Sorry, I am not allowed to show you a picture of a catalog page until September 5th when the Catalog goes live.  I again gave my helper Kiev the challenge to pick and CASE a card.  She chose one using the NEW Falling Leaves Bundle from page 45.  I think she did a great job!
CASE Challenge #2 Falling Leaves
Three Falling Leaves CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Falling Leaves  Photopolymer stamps + Detailed Leaves Thinlits #149938  (Available September 5, 2018)
Inks:  Cajun Craze
Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Cajun Craze
Rich Razzleberry
Punch:  3/4″ Circle #119873
Embellishments:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon #141487
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106  OR Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL
Silicone Craft Sheet

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Randomly stamp the Leaf Vein stamp in Shaded Spruce on the card front.  (If you are also a computer programmer, please forgive my use of the word “random”.  Figure out the algorithm to make it work.)
3.  Leaves.  Put part of a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock for each Leaf, then cut with the Big Shot.  This will turn your Leaves into Stickers for easier assembly.  Or attach with Tombow Glue.
~Cajun Craze Leaf.  Stamp first with Cajun Craze ink then cut out with only the outer Large Leaf Framelit.
~Rich Razzleberry die cut Large Leaves.  Die cut two Large Leaves each of Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry.  You will notice the Large Leaf Thinlit has two pieces.  Use both at the same time when cutting out the Leaves.
4.  Lay out the Leaves in the position you want, then attach them to the card front.  Notice how the Rich Razzleberry stems are on top of the Cajun Craze Leaf.
5.  Cut a 3-1/2″ piece of Burlap Ribbon with the ends cut diagonally.  Attach to your card by putting two rows of SNAIL on the back.  Watch This Video to learn the details.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on a 5/8″ x 3″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  You can round the ends with a 3/4″ Circle Punch if desired.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

Get all your Fall Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.  Buy from the 2018 Holiday Catalog starting September 5, 2018.

Fall Blended Seasons Card

I used the Blended Seasons Bundle for a Fall Card this time.  I am really enjoying this Bundle.  If you want one for yourself, please get it soon.  It is only available in August while supplies last.  Same with Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2.
swirling leaves Blended Seasons cardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Blended Seasons Rubber Stamps + Stitched Seasons Framelits  Wood Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894
Ink:  Memento Black
Crumb Cake
Coloring:  Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 #149014 While supplies last
Blender Pens #102845
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Big Shot:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder #143708
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake 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″.  Lightly run your Crumb Cake ink pad across your embossing on the side where the straight lines poke up.  Add your cardstock and run through your Big Shot.  Remember to skip the bottom cutting plate.  Glue your embossed card front onto your card base.
3.  Cut the smallest Stitched Seasons Framelit from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp your sentiment over to the right side in Memento Black ink.
4. Stamp your leaves in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Color with the Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencils.  I used two colored pencils on some of the leaves.  Color out the pencil lines with your Blender Pen, cleaning after each color.  Fussy cut out the leaves.
5.  Lay out the leaves on the Stitched Seasons die cut.  Attach leaves to die cut with Glue Dots or Glue.  Attach the label to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Glue the last leaf on the card front.
Your card is finished.

Get your OWN Blended Seasons Bundle from My Online Store before time runs out!  It is only available until August 31 or While Supplies Last!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving for those in the United States!  Be thankful for all the good things in your life.  I am spending this Thanksgiving weekend with my DH, my son and his family, my daughter and her family, and my nephew.  We will also be celebrating my daughter’s birthday on Friday and my son’s birthday on Sunday.  Toss in four grandchildren-one 9 year-old, two 3 year-olds, and a 1 year-old.  It will be a fun, relaxing weekend!  lol!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

This is an all-occasion card.  Just change the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment to the occasion you need.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings  Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Memento Black
Calypso Coral
Coloring:  Watercolor Pencils  #141709
Blender Pen  #102845
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Calypso Coral
Wild Wasabi
Big Shot:  Stitches Shapes Framelits #145372
Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Ribbon:  Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon
Ahdesives:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut and Prep:
~Calypso Coral card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″
~Wild Wasabi card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Set aside.
2.  Coloring
~Stamp your image on Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink.
~Color with the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils.  Use the Blender Pen to remove the pencil lines.  Clean the Blender Pen between colors by coloring on a scrap of paper until clear.  Add shading by coloring select areas darker.  Use the Blender Pen again to smooth out the lines.
3.  Big Shot and Punch:
~Stamp your Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the Classic Label punch.
~Cut out your colored image with the Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.
~Cut out a Calypso Coral Scallop Oval just larger than your colored image Oval.
~Cut out a Calypso Coral straight Banner from Bunch of Banners Framelits.
~Run Wild Wasabi  card front through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.
4.  Assemble and Finish.
~Layer the two Ovals with Fast Fuse.
~Layer the sentiment and straight Banner with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Lay out Ovals and sentiment in the position you want on the card front.
~Tie the Ribbon so it will be centered under the layered Ovals and around the Wild Wasabi card front with the bow on the left side.
~Attach your layered Ovals with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the Ribbon.
~Attach your Senitment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Use Tombow to attach the completed card front to your Calypso Coral card base.
Your card is finished!
5.  Envelope (Optional):  Emboss your envelope flap with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.

Get the supplies for your all occasion card making from My Online Store.

Hexagon Box Video

Learn to make a Basic Hexagon shaped Box using the Window Box Thinlits.  It is pretty easy if you follow the steps in the video.

This Video is 13 minutes long.

BASIC SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  1 sheet cut into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  You will need them both.
Big Shot #143263:  Window Box Thinlits #142762
Other:  Bone Folder to crease all folded score lines
Tombow Glue
Decorative items:
~Stamps
~Framelits or Thinlits
~Designer Series Paper (DSP) strip  1-1/2″ x 12″.  Measure around the box and cut about 1/2″ extra.  Trace around the Hexagon die onto the DSP for your top piece.

AUTUMN HEXAGON BOX SUPPLIES:
Autumn Hexagon Window Box
So Saffron cardstock
Tangerine Tango cardstock
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits #144670 (Use with Big Shot)

FLOWER HEXAGON BOX SUPPLIES:
Eastern Medallions Flower Hexagon Window BoxTranquil Tide cardstock
Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
Eastern Gold Viny; Stickers  #144150

MERRY CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKE HEXAGON BOX
Merry Christmas Hexagon BoxReal Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Star of Light Photopolymer stamps #142110
VersaMark ink pad  #102283
White Embossing Powder  #109132
Heat Tool  #129053
Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751  (Use with Big Shot)
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

STARLIGHT HEXAGON BOX
Starlight Hexagon Window BoxReal Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Starlight Thinlits  #141840
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

VALENTINE HEXAGON WINDOW BOX
Valentine Hexagon Window Box
Real Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Stamp set retired and I don’t remember the name.  Sorry.  You could use the Banners for You Photopolymer stamps #141710

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Kindness Banner Card

This Kindness Banner Card is used for the November 18th Sketch #8 Challenge and the November 25th Color Combo #8 Challenge in the Facebook Group.  Make your projects and share them in the comments section under the Challenge thread.  I look forward to seeing your creations!
Kindness Banner Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144613
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Touches of Nature Elements #144216
Jute Twine #144625
Stamping Sponges #141337
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Cajun Craze cardbase at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP at 1-1/2″ x 12″.   Punch each end with the Banner Triple Punch.  Measure how long you want the bottom Banner to be.  Cut.  Sponge around the edges and top of the pattern you want to show with Early Espresso ink.  Do the same for the top banner.
2.  Stamp your Kindness sentiment in the lower right corner of your Cajun Craze card base in Early Espresso ink.
3.  Attach your bottom Banner about 3/4″ from the fold with Fast Fuse.  Attach the top Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals about 1″ from the fold and about 1/4″ above the words.
4.  Attach the desired Touches of Nature wood element with 2-3 Glue Dots in the position you like on the card.
5.  Wrap your Jut Twine twice around the fold of your card base and tie a bow.  Slide the bow to the position you want and straighten out the twine so you are happy with it.
You Card is Finished!

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Halloween Owl Card

This Owl will happily watch over you for Halloween to make sure you have a fun and safe time!
Halloween Owl Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Memento Black
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolote Chip
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Polka Dot Basics embossing folder #143709
Punch:  1-1/4″ Circle #119861
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Basic Black card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut two piece of Lemon Lime Twist at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach one inside the card base to write on.  Run the other through your Big Shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder.  Attach to card front with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your “Happy OWL oween” on Fresh Fig cardstock in Black ink.  Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp your Owl on Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink.  Stamp the Owl Beak and Feet in Pumpkin Pie ink.  Stamp a Branch in Chocolate Chip ink.  Cut out with the desired Layering Ovals Framelit.  Cut the next Larger Oval Framelit using Basic Black card stock. Layer the Ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Lay out the Owl and the sentiment where you want them.  Attach with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Halloween!

Quilt Cards video

Have fun using the Christmas Quilt Bundle for any season or occasion!

This video is about 8 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crafting Forever  Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Old Olive
Tangerine Tango
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Big Shot:  Quilt Builder Framelits #144673
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets  #144106
Stampin’ Dimensionals

TIPS:
1.  Cut your papers and Adhesive Sheet at 3″ square.
2.  Use both the Frames with Lines die AND the Square die at the same time when cutting your papers.
~Cut the Frame with lines from solid color cardstock.
~Cut the Designer Series Paper using the same die.
~Arrange the Paper Patterns rotating paper sides the way you want them on the table.
3.  After the Frame with lines is cut, remove the paper with words on from the Adhesive Sheet and attach it to the back of the Frame with Lines so the Adhesive is ready to attach your paper to.  Then add the die cut pieces inside the lines until finished.
4.  Remove Adhesive backing and place on either 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Card Layer or directly on Card Base.
Attach card layer to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Layering measurements if desired:
~Frame with Lines and patterned paper=3″ x 3″
~Card Layer: Old Olive=3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Here are some other cards I made.
Quilt Cards

Have fun using a variety of patterned papers with solid color cardstock to make a quilt for any occasion.

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Fall Treat Box

This fun textured Fall Treat Box is quick and easy to make for those last-minute treat giving occasions.

This Video is 8 minutes and 45 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Gourd Goodness  Photopolymer #144785
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Seaside Embossing Folder #141481
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Other:  Calyspo Cora #l 1/8″ Ribbon #144173
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Stampin’ Trimmer with scoring blade or Stampin’ Score with Stylus

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score down the 8-1/2″ side at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″.  Score the 5-1/2″ side at 2″.  Cut up the 5-1/2″ side to the 2″ score line.  Cut out the 1/2″ rectangle flap.
2.  Place 3 box sections in the embossing folder.  Fold the bottom flaps under the embossing folder (so they will stay flat).  Run through your Big Shot.  Now line up the last box section in the embossing folder, folding the bottom flaps down again.  Finger crease all the score lines trying not to flatten your embossing.
3.  Flatten the embossing on the 1/2″ side flap.  Lay the outside side up and put Tear & Tape on the side flap.
4.  Choose which side will be the Front.  Turn the box over so the inside side is facing up.  Put Tear & Tape alon the fold and edge of the front flap and the side flaps.  The back flap does not need tape.
5.  Remove the tape backing from the side tab.  Lay down and attach to the opposite edge as shown in the video.  Now remove the tape backing from the bottom flaps.  Fold in the back flap, then the side flaps, then the front flap.  Put your Bone Folder inside the box and rub so the Tape sticks well to all the bottom flaps.
6.  Stamp the leaf on Whisper White.  Use Crushed Curry for the more solid stamp, and Pumpkin Pie ink for the lined stamp.  Fussy cut the leaf out.  Punch a Starburst from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Attach leaf.  Attach Punch to box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  Tie your ribbon around the box using Glue Dots at the corners and/or under the bow if necessary to hold it in place.
8.  Put in your treats or gift and bring a smile to someone today!

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Woodland Embossing Folder Card Video

Make this fun Fall Cat card using and Embossing Folder coloring technique!

This Video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings  Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790  – Video Card
Spooky Cat   Photopolymer #144749 (for Cat card)
Ink:  Crumb Cake – both cards
Early Espresso – Video card
Memento Black – Cat card
Tangerine Tango – Cat card
Whisper White -Cat card
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangering Tango
Basic Black – Cat card
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Cat Punch #144666  Cat card
Embellishments:  Enamel Shapes – Cat card
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

REMINDERS:
1.  Lightly rub your ink pad on the inside of the embossing folder on the side where you can see the word “Sizzix: through it.  Make sure you cover all the areas your 4″ x 5-1/4” Whisper White card stock will be.  It does not have to be perfect through.
2.  Stamp the cat face first, then punch out the cat.  Watch the video for this.  Glue the cat onto the card front.
3.  Cardstock measurements:
~Tangerine Tango card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front:  4″ x 5-1/4″
4.  Stamp your greeting on Whisper White cardstock then cut out with your Stitched Shapes Oval.  Add embellishments if desired.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~If you are using the Happy Halloween sentiments, stamp the main part with Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock first, then stamp the Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango last.

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Happiest of Birthdays to You

This quick and elegant Birthday Card is sure to be admired by the Birthday woman or man.  Just leave off the bow for a man’s card.
Happiest of Birthdays

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Birthday Blooms  Wood Mount #140655, Clear Mount #140658
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper #144640
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Embellishments:  Foil Snowflakes #144642
1/4″ Copper Trim #144179
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE & fold at 4-1/4″.
~Thick Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper at 3″ x 4″.  Attach to card front.
~Stamp Happiest of Birthdays to You on Whisper White card stock in Early Espresso ink.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Put the Card together.
~Lay out the Snowflake and Oval Birthday on your card front to determine the position you want them in.
~Tie a bow from the copper Trim, if desired, and attach it to the Oval die cut.  An option for a man is to attach a strip of ribbon along the top of the Designer Series Paper instead of tying a bow, OR leave off the ribbon completely.  My guys don’t seem to mind the Copper Trim as it looks borwnish and metallic.
~Attach the Oval sentiment to the Snowflake with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Now put Glue Dots on the back of the Snowflak behind the Oval die cut.  Attach to card front.  Trim ribbon ends if necessary.
~Attach card front to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used 9 Stampin’ Dimensionals:  3 across the top, center, and bottom.

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Wood & Leaf Card

We made this Wood & Leaf card at my Stamp Class on Friday.  It is a quick card to make.  It is also perfect for men and nature-lovers.
Wood and Leaf card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings   Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Soft Suede
Very Vanilla
Crushed Curry
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Other:  1/4″ Copper Trim  #144179
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Suede card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Wood paper at 2″ x 6″.  Attach to card base leaving 1/8″ – 1/4″ cardstock showing by the fold.  Trim excess from ends.
3.  Cut 6″ Copper Trim.  Put SNAIL on the back and attach to card front along edge of Wood paper.  Trim ends.
4.  Cut a 2″ square of both Crushed Curry cardstock and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  Run over the Adhesive sheet with your Bone Folder.  Peel of the part with words and stick the other part to your card stock.  Now lay the cardstock, adhesive ssheet side down, on your Big Shot.  Place the large detailed leaf Thinlit on the cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot.  NOTE:  I do recommend using the Precision Base Plate for this die.  Also use the most flat cutting pad you have over the Leaf.  Remove the cut leaf from the Thinlit.  You can use the Big Shot die brush to help remove all the small pieces or just use a toothpick.  Set on top of your card base.
5.  Stamp Thinking of You in Early Espress ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
6.  Lay the Leaf and Oval in the position you want them.  Peel of the sticker backing from the leaf and attach.  Remove the Dimensional backings from the Oval and attach.
7.  If desired, stamp some leaves on your envelope or pur some Wood paper on your envelope flap.

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