White Blizzard Snowflake Card

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Balmy Blue card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and put it on the back of your card front.   Watch This Video to see how easy it is to use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.
3.  Now it is time to cut out your card front.  Put your cardstock with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the bottom.  Place your Blizzard Thinlit on the cardstock.
~Big Shot Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter, Cutting Pad/Plate, cardstock with Multipurpose Adhesive sheet on the bottom side, Thinlit, Cutting Pad/Plate.
4.  Gently remove the Snowflakes and use them in another project.
5.  Peel off the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet backing.  Put your fingers between the sticky side and your card base while you position it.  Lay down.  Rub gently with your Bone Folder to make sure the adhesive sticks.
6.  Use a Tag from the Tags * Tidings Bundle or stamp another sentiment and either punch it out or die cut it.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I put Rhinestones over the holes in the Tag.

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Star of Light: Love your Stamps #5

This Challenge is to use one of your favorite stamp sets so I chose the Star of Light stamp set.  This is a #SimpleStamping card which uses one stamp set and two ink colors. Enjoy making one yourself.
Star of Light Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Star of Light  Photopolymer #142110
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Adhesive:  SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler 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″.
3.  Stamp your Star in Crushed Curry ink on your card front.
4.  Lay your sentiment stamps where you want them on your card front with the flat side up.  Put an E Block over them.  Ink them up with Cherry Cobbler ink and stamp them where desired.
5.  Attach your card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.

Delicate Lace Christmas Card

I have been wanting to use my Delicate Lace Edgelits and thought they would look nice on a simple Christmas Card.  This was a relatively quick card to make.  Use your Big Shot Die Brush to help remove all the bits from the die cut lace.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Night in Bethlehem  Rubber Wood-Mount #144809, Clear-Mount #145282
Ink:  Garden Green
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Real Red
Big Shot:  Delicate Lace Edgelits #147053
Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Adhesive:
  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut two Real Red Large Lace Edgelits.  Line up the bottom flat edge with a piece of 4’1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Real Red cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot.  I ran it through 4 times:  Two times forward and two times backward.  Watch This Video for help cutting Detailed Thinlits and Edgelits.  Use your Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the little bits quickly.  Attach Edgelits to your card front as shown with Tombow Glue.  I just put Tombow along the bottom edge and on the solid center parts.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Garden Green ink in the center of your card front.
Your card is finished.

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Embossed Blizzard Thinlits Video

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

This Video is 5 minutes long.

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

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

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

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

Christmas Lights: Case #5

Christmas Lights always make me feel happy-especially colored Christmas Lights.  I used the Making Christmas Bright Bundle which comes with a Punch,  Use your favorite Christmas Lights colors for your version of this card.  This card does take a little time.

I CASED this from the 2018 Holiday Catalog on Page 6.  (CASE=Copy And Share Everything)  You will notice that I changed a few things.

CASE Challenge #5

Christmas Lights Card

SUPPLIES:
Bundle #149947  Making Christmas Bright Photopolymer stamp set + Christmas Bulb Builder Punch
Stamps:  Christmas Pines  Photopolymer #142049
Inks:  Shaded Spruce
Call Me Clover
Real Red
Pacific Point
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Smoky Slate
Adhesives:  Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp your Pine Branches all over the card front with Call Me Clover ink.  I stamped the corners first then stamped some partial branches in the white spots.
4.  Light Bulbs.
Stamp your Light Bulbs
~Real Red ink for the Light Bulbs with words
~3-4 Shaded Spruce Light Bulbs
~3-4 Pacific Point Light Bulbs
~Punch out the Light Bulbs.
~Punch the Light Bulb topper (Small part of Punch) from a 1/2″ strip of Smoky Slate.
~Attach the Light Bulb Toppers to the Light Bulbs with either Tombow Glue or a Glue Dot.
~Put two Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each Light Bulb.
~Lay out the Light Bulbs on your card front branches.  Attach.
5.  Attach your completed card front to your Real Red card base.
Your Card is finished.
6.  Optional Envelope:  Stamp either Branches or Light Bulbs on your envelope flap.

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Happy Birthday in Greens

My Daughter’s Birthday was Saturday.  Her favorite color is bright neon green.  So I made her card using Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, and Call Me Clover.  She will enjoy the mix of the Stitched elements and the corrugated background.  This Color Combination is a little too bright for my taste, but she loved it! Choose your Birthday person’s favorite colors to make your version of this card.
Kathleen's Green Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday  Photopolymer #145519
Ink:  Call Me Clover
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist
Granny Apple Green
Call Me Clover
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Stitched Labels Framelits #146828
Corrugated Embossing Folder #148026
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Call Me Clover card base at 501/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Granny Apple Green card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with the Corrugated embossing folder.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.  I laid two E Stamp Blocks on top to help the glue attach the Corrugated card front to the card base.  It just was not staying down by itself.  I was not patient enough to hold it down with my hands.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with Call Me Clover ink.  Cut it out with an Oval Stitched Shape Framelit.
4.  Cut out the largest Stitched Labels Framelit from Call Me Clover cardstock.
5.  Layer the sentiment and the Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card front with Tombow Glue.  Again, lay the blocks over the top for a few minutes.
Your Card is finished.

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Happy Thanksgiving-Color Challenge #27

This is a Thanksgiving Card that uses Color Challenge #27.  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States.  Enjoy spending time with your Family and Friends.
Color Challenge #27

Color Challenge, Thanksgiving Card, Fall Card

SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #149938Falling for Leaves Photopolymer stamp set + Detailed Leaves Thinlits 
Stamps:
    *Falling for Leaves Photopolymer #147680
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie
Gorgeous Grape Marker
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Gorgeous Grape
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Detailed Leaves Thinlits #147921
Punch:  Detailed Trio #146320
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Round the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.  Stamp one of the Three Leaves with Pumpkin Pie in the upper right corner.
3.  Cut your Whisper White label at 1-7/8″ x 2″.  Stamp your sentiment with Pumpkin Pie ink. Round the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.  Color the edges with the Gorgeous Grape Marker.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Die Cut:
~Large Leaf from Gorgeous Grape cardstock
~Two Long Leaves from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
~Lay out your sentiment and your leaves on your Whisper White card front.  Attach Leaves with Tombow Glue.
~Attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals lining up the edges and the rounded corner.
Your card is finished.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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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My OnStage Swaps

These are the cards I used for my Swaps (Cards to Trade with others) at OnStage last week.  They are all the same layout.  They just use different Designer Series Papers (DSP) and coordinating cardstock.  I pre-cut the cardstock and the 3″ x 4-1/4″ DSP.  In just an hour my three friends cut the DSP diagonally and assembled the cards.  I punched, then stamped the sentiments using my Stamparatus so I could stamp two sentiments at once with different colors of ink.  We were surprised at how quickly the cards were finished.  I will put the paper and ink information under each photo.
Nature's PoemNature’s Poem DSP #146338, Powder Pink card base, Blackberry Bliss card front, and ink, Under the Mistletoe DSPUnder the Mistletoe DSP #146921, Early Espresso card base, Shaded Spruce card front, and ink.

Share What You Love Specialty DSP

Share What You Love Specialty DSP #146926, Fresh Fig card base and ink, Mossy Meadow card front

Petal Promenade DSPPetal Promenade DSP #146913, Garden Green card base and ink, Flirty Flamingo card front

Share What You Love Specialty DSPShare What You Love Specialty DSP #146926, Pear Pizzazz card base, Tranquil Tide card front, and ink.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Happy Birthday Gorgeous  Photopolymer #
Eastern Beauty  Photopolymer #
Cardstock and Designer Series Papers of your choice or as listed above
Coordinating ink of your choice or as listed above
Punch:  Everyday Label #
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  
Cut your Papers.
~card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~card front at 4” x 5-1/4”.
~DSP layer at 3” X 4-1/4”  Cut diagonally by lining up opposite corners with the cutting groove on your Paper Trimmer.
2.  Attach your diagonally cut DSP to your card front trying to keep the borders of both DSP pieces so the card front borders are about the same.
3. Attach your card front to your card base.
4. Label.
~Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in coordinating ink.  Punch out with the Everyday Label Punch.
~Attach label with Stampin’ Dimensionals to your card front.
Your Card is finished.

Beautiful You-Love Your Stamps Challenge #4

Time for another Love Your Stamps Challenge.  This one uses Kiev’s favorite stamp set-Beautiful You.  Choose your favorite stamp set and make at least one card.
Love Your Stamps Challenge #4Beautiful You CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Beautiful You  Rubber  Wood-Mount #143004, Clear-Mount #143637
Ink:  Memento Black
Petal Pink
Shaded Spruce
Stampin’ Blends:  Shaded Spruce Combo Pack #147938
Darke Crumb Cake #144581
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
So Saffron
Share What You Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #
Adhesive:  SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS: 
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp:
~your lady in Memento Black ink at the far right of your card base front.
~Celebrate in Shaded Spruce Ink
~Scribble stamp in Petal Pink ink
3.  Color the hat with the Dark Crumb Cake Blends Marker.
~Color the dress with the Shaded Spruce Blends Markers.
4.  Cut your DSP at 3″ x 4-1/4″.  The 3″ edges go on the top and bottom.  Pay attention to this when cutting paper that has a design that has an up and down.  Attach to your card base.
~Cut your So Saffron at 3/8″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach to your card front overlapping your DSP slightly.
Your Card is finished.

 

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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Wrapped Candy Treat Holder Video

Do you want to make a small candy holder to either give to someone or to put on your holiday dinner table?  Make this quick and easy Wrapped Candy Treat Holder with just a few supplies to wrap any dimensional candy.

This Video is about 7-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Candy from your local store.  I used a small Reese’s candy.
Stamps:  Takeout Treats. Rubber Wood-Mount #147861, Clear-Mount #147858
Ink:  Fresh Fig
Paper:  Nature’s Poem 12×12 Designer Series Paper #146338
Punch:  Scallop Tag Topper #133324
1-1/8″ Scallop Circle #146138
Ribbon:  Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack #146329
Adhesive:  Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Determine the size of the paper to cut.  You can use scratch paper or grid paper to help determine the size of paper you need.
~Measure the widest part of your candy, the part you want on the bottom.  In this case 1″.
~Place your candy about 1/4″ from the edge of your scrap paper.  Roll:  top, side, bottom, side, top.  Add 1/4″. Cut.  In this case 5″
~Cut your paper. In this case 1″ x 5″.
~Determine center measurement and width of candy part you want on the bottom.  Candy is about 1″ wide.  DSP is 5″.  Half of 5″ is 2-1/2″.  Since the candy is 1″ wide we want 1/2″ on each side of the center we will score at 2″ and 3″.
~Punch ends with Tag Topper Punch centering before punching.
~Attach your candy to the bottom with 2-3 Glue Dots.
~Cut about 5-6″ ribbon, fold in half.  Put folded part through both punch holes, tighten up DSP ends, twist ribbon so it is standing up, and put both ends through the ribbon loop.  Pull tight.  Depending on how slippery your ribbon is, you can tie it if necessary.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Fresh Fig Ink.  Punch out.  Attach to your candy holder with either Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals or Glue Dots.
Your Treat is ready to give away.

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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.

Spooky Cat Halloween Card

This Spooky Cat Halloween Card uses White Shimmer Paint to highlight the tree trunks and the edges of the Black Cat.
Halloween Cat Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Trick or Tweet.  Rubber  Wood-Mount #147725, Clear-Mount #147722
Ink:  Night of Navy
Frosted White Shimmer Paint #147046
Cardstock:  Night of Navy
Basic Black
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Woodland embossing folder #139673
Punches:  Cat #144666
1-1/2″ Circle #138299
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220
1/4″ thin bristled paint brush
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Punch one cat from Basic Black cardstock with the Cat Punch.
~Punch one Daffodil Delight Circle for the Moon.  Stamp your sentiment in Night of Navy ink on your Moon.
2.  Run your Night of Navy card front through the Big Shot in the Woodland embossing folder.
~Shake your Shimmer Paint bottle well.
~Use just a teeny amount of White Shimmer Paint from inside the lid to paint the Tree Trunks and Branches.
~Paint the edge of your Cat, again using just a teeny amount of paint on your brush.  Be careful not to smudge the paint.
3.  Add two Rhinestones to the cat for eyes.
4. Lay out your Cat and Moon where you want them.  Attach the Moon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach the Cat with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use half Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the Cat’s tail.
Your card is finished.

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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Just Breathe Leaf Ribbon Card

I just love this beautiful Leaf Ribbon and decided to use it with the Just Breathe sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  Enjoy making your own card with this easy to use Leaf Ribbon.
Just Breathe Leaf Ribbon CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Seasons Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  VersaMark
Stampin’ Write Marker: Call Me Clover
Cardstock:  Mango Melody
Heat Embossing:  White embossing powder #109132
Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool #129053
Ribbon:  Leaf Ribbon #146905
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mango Melody card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Mango Melody card front at 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Color the edge with your Call Me Clover Marker.
3.  Rub your card front with your Embossing Buddy.  Stamp your sentiment in VersaMark ink.  Cover completely with your White embossing powder.  Pour the excess back into the container.  Flick the back a couple of times to remove the excess embossing powder from your cardstock.  Use the High Speed on your Heat Tool to melt the embossing powder until it is shiny.
4.  String your Leaf Ribbon above and below your sentiment.  Use Glue Dots on the back of 4 leaves (or so) to hold each length of the Leaf Ribbon in place.  If desired, add a couple of Leaves to two of the corners.  Put a Glue Dot under each of these leaves.  Trim the ribbon along the edge of the cardstock.  Attach this layer to your card base.
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.

You’re Spooktacular Halloween Card

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

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

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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.

 

Copper Tropical Man’s Birthday Card

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

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

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