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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Layered Die-Cut Thank You Card

This die-cut Thank You has four layers to give it dimension.  Choose any colors you want when you make your card.
Layered Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  A Big Thank You  Photopolymer 147377
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock:  Berry Burst
Rich Razzleberry
Blackberry Bliss
Punch:  Detailed Trio #146320
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet or Tombo Glue
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch this Video to learn how to use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  If you don’t have Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets then use Tombow Glue to layer your Thank You die-cuts.  
1.
   Cut 3-4 of the large Thank Yous.  Layer together with either Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets or Tombow Glue.
2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
3.  Cut your Berry Burst card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″
~Punch all four corners with the Flower Corner on the Trio Punch.
~Attach the Layered Thank You to the center of the card front.
~Stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink.
~Attach your finished card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.

Batty for You Elephant Halloween Card

This fun Batty for You Elephant Halloween Card was made by Kiev.  Like she always says, “What other job do you get to come and design and make cards?”  She used the Trick or Tweet stamp set for the cute elephant.
Batty for You Halloween CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Trick or Tweet  Rubber stamps. Wood-Mount #147725. Clear-Mount #147722
Takeout Treats Rubber stamps.  Wood-Mount #147861, Clear-Mount #147858
Ink: Gorgeous Grape
Memento Black
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush #141897
Blends:  Basic Black Combo Pack #147942
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack #144599
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Gorgeous Grape card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp Stars on the card front in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Paint a sparkly star with the Wink of Stella pen in the center of each stamped star/
3.  Choose the Layering Oval Framelit to fit your stamped images.  Cut out from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp your Elephant and sentiment on your Oval Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink.  Color with Blends Markers.  I think she used the Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Blends.  You could also use Stampin’ Write Markers or Watercolor Pencils for a different look.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.
4. Optional Envelope:  Stamp Gorgeous Grape Stars on the envelope flap and/or lower front corners.

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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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Three Things #2

Time for another Three Things Challenge! I used the Striped Scallops embossing folder, Layering Circles Framelits, and Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon.

You can post your version of this Challenge in the comments or on Saturday’s Facebook thread for the challenge.  I really had fun making this card!
Scallops & Gingham CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer #145519
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Night of Navy
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Striped Scallops embossing folder #147188
Ribbon:  Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham #144232
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut TWO Whisper White pieces at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  One will be for the card front.  The other one will be for the inside.
~Run one through the Big Shot with the Striped Scallops embossing folder.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Night of Navy ink.  Cut out with a Layering Circle Framelit.  Choose a Scallop Circle Framlit larger than your Whisper White circle and cut it from Night of Navy cardstock.  Layer them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Lay your layered circles on your embossed card front.  Decide where you want to tie your bow.  Wrap the ribbon around your card front and tie the bow where you want it.  Watch this Video on attaching ribbon if you need help.
5.  Attach your layered circles to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.
6. Optional Envelope.  Emboss the envelope flap with the Striped Scallops embossing folder.  Watch this Video for instructions.

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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.

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Color Combo #25

The Color Challenge for this week is Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, and Shaded Spruce.  The Tropical Escape 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) features this color combination so I used it for my Challenge Card.  I also used the beautiful Leaf Ribbon which I just HAD to get!  I am sure you have felt that way about getting something.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Perennial Birthday Rubber Wood-Mount #145757, Clear-Mount #145760
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride
Granny Apple Green
Shaded Spruce
Tropical Escape 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146916
Punch:  Tailored Tag #145667
Ribbon:  Leaf Ribbon #146905
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Designer Series Paper (DSP) at 3-1/2″ 4-3/4″
~Shaded Spruce mat at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Granny Apple Green mat at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
Attach to card base in the order shown.
2. Stamp and Punch:
~Stamp your Happy Birthday in Shaded Spruce ink on Granny Apple Green cardstock.  I hand cut around the sentiment.  Here are the measurements if you want them: 5/8″ x 1-5/8″.  It is hard for me to cut this small of a piece in my Paper Trimmer.
~Punch one Shaded Spruce Tailored Tag.
~Punch two Blushing Bride Tailored Tags.  Cut one lengthwise and one widthwise.  Put SNAIL on the back of your Shaded Spruce Tage.  Attach the lengthwise  Blushing Bride pieces to the back of the Shaded Spruce Tage trying to get them both the same distance from the Shaded Spruce edge.  Add more SNAIL to the back of your layered punch.  Now do the same with the widthwise pieces trying to keep the edges even with the lengthwise pieces.  Attach to your card front.
3.  Ribbon.  Measure two ribbon pieces about 4-1/4″ of Leaf Ribbon.  Put Glue Dots on one of the leaves at each end, and 1-2 more Glue Dots on leaves in between the ends.  Attach at an angle to your card front with some leaves overlapping your tag.  Repeat with the other  Leaf Ribbon.
Your Card is finished.

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Happiest Birthday Flower DSP Card

I just LOVE the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (DSP) with all the beautiful Flowers to add to my cards.  The piece I used came with the center blank to add a sentiment.  It was even already in the rectangle shape so I just had to cut it out.  If you just stamp on the front it is truly a quick and easy card.  If you mess up the stamping, you can easily stamp on cardstock and cut it out to add to your card front.
Flower DSP CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer #145519
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Cardstock:  Powder Pink
Mossy Meadow
Whisper White
Petal Promenade 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146913
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Adhesives:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Powder Pink card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card layer at 3-1/2″ x 5″.
3.  Cut your DSP at 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Make sure and trim off all the white around the edges or leave an equal white border around the edges.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink.
~You can stamp directly in the center of the DSP if you want.
~OR you can stamp on Whisper White cardstock, then cut out with the Stitched Shapes Oval.   Attach to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Both ways look great.
5.  Attach your DSP and Mossy Meadow layers together.  Then attach to your card base.
Your card is finished.

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Tropical Happy Birthday Card

I made this Tropical Happy Birthday Card for my DH.  He is a wonderful guy.  He will enjoy plants that require no watering or weeding.  He can just look and enjoy.  He has been especially great this year traveling to a Family Reunion over his birthday week.
Tropical Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Perennial Birthday Rubber Wood-Mount #145757, Clear-Mount #145760
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Granny Apple Green
Shaded Spruce
Tropical Escape 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146916
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Granny Apple Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tropical Escape DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Stamp your Happy Birthday in Shaded Spruce ink onto Granny Apple Green card stock.  I personally just hand cut around the words with long-bladed scissors.  If you want to cut the cardstock first the measurements are about 3/4″ x 3-1/4″.
~Then cut a mat around your sentiment.  I just hand cut it.  The measurements are about 1″ x 3-1/2″.
~Attach the layers together, then attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Love Your Stamps Challenge #2

Do you have stamp sets where you have only used 1-2 of the stamps and the rest of the stamps are uninked?  Let’s show those stamps some love and ink them up!  I decided to exclude sentiment and word stamps for this challenge.  You can include them if you want.
Love your Stamps Challenge #2-Use Uninked stampsSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wood Words.  Rubber Wood-Mount #143925, Clear-Mount #143928
Inks:  Old Olive
Lovely Lipstick
Pineapple Punch
Crushed Curry
Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Pear Pizzazz
Old Olive
Big Shot:  Wood Crate Framelits #143730
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pear Pizzazz card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp with the Flower stamp all over with Old Olive ink.  I stamped around the edges trying not to overlap the images.  Yes, there is some blank space left on the card front.  Stamp your sentiment in that blank space in Early Espresso ink.
3.  Stamp your images on Very Vanilla cardstock.
~Heart:  Lovely Lipstick ink
~Star: Pineapple Punch ink
~Moon: Crushed Curry ink
~Rooster: Early Espresso ink
~Die cut each image with the coordinating Wood Crate Framelit.
~Glue each image onto the card front.
4.  Attach your card front to your card base.
Your Card is finished.

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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.

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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.

August Paper Pumpkin Cards

I Love Paper Pumpkin Kits like this when I have a lot going on.  I can quickly make beautiful cards in just a few minutes.  I used the Baker’s Twine differently than shown in the directions as I am not very good at getting Twine to stay in place under labels.  I only used what was in the Kit except for Memento Black ink on the envelope.

CARD 1-THINKING OF YOU INSTRUCTIONS:
August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Card1.  Choose the card base that has white around the edges.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on the small narrow Label in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Attach two small Vellum Leaves at opposite corners on the back with Glue Dots.  Attach Label to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
3.  Tie your Baker’s Twine in a bot close to the fold.
Your Card is finished

CARD 2-YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY CARD INSTRUCTIONS:1. Choose the card base with white in the center.
2.  Choose a large Label.  Stamp your sentiment and optional smaller images in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Tie a piece of Baker’s Twine around the Label with the bow over to one side.  Attach three Vellum leaves of different sizes along the top back of the Label with Glue Dots.  Attach Label to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

ENVELOPE:
August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Envelope1. Stamp a Flower in the bottom left corner in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Stamp the flower center in Memento Black ink.  The flower in the upper right corner shows the flower enlarged so you can see more detail.

You can get either a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription or a Monthly Paper Pumpkin Subscription and have some creative fun with all the cutting done for you.  Each Kit includes all the supplies you need to complete the projects and usually has pieces left over to use on other projects.  You get a Stamp Block with your first kit.  You can choose to follow the instructions OR have fun making your own projects with the Kit supplies.  I usually do one of each thing following the directions, then have fun with the rest – usually with my grandchildren.

 

Three Things Challenge #1

Here is our FIRST Three Things Challenge!  Use the Three Things listed below to make a card.  You can also add whatever else you want to make your card.  I turned this challenge over to my helper Kiev.  We joked about what fun it is to get to come to work and make cards!  I really do enjoy having some play time every day!
Three Things Challenge #1The Three Things used on this card:
Garden Impressions DSP
Shaded Spruce cardstock
Stitched Shapes Oval Framelits
Beautiful You - Three Things Challenge #1SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Beautiful You  Rubber Wood-Mount #143004, Clear-Mount #143637
Ink:  Memento Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Calypso Coral Combo Pack #144045
Crumb Cake Combo Pack #144601
Ivory #144606
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Shaded Spruce
Garden Impressions 6×6 Designer Series Paper #146289
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Detailed Leaves Thinlits #147921  (Available September 5, 2018)
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS: 
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper:
~Yellow:  4″ x 5-1/4″
~Print: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.
~Attach to card base as shown in the photo.
3.  Cut your Shaded Spruce strip with both parts of the Detailed Leaves Thinlits.  Glue onto the card front.
4.  Now for the fun coloring part.
~Dress: Calypso Coral.  You can see where she used the Light and Dark Markers.
~Hat:  Crumb Cake.
~Skin:  Ivory (or choose a different color of Blends Marker for the skin tone you want)
~Cut out your lady with the Stitched Shapes Oval.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Which Three Things will you choose to make your Card?

Happy Anniversary Card

My kids had their 11th Anniversary!  So I made this Happy Anniversary card for them with lots of flowers and the Happy die cut that is available September 5th when the NEW Holiday Catalog goes live!  They LOVED the card!
Flower Anniversary CardSUPPLIES: 
Stamps:  Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink: Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blueberry Bushel
Garden Impressions 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146289
Big Shot:  Merry Christmas Thinlits # 147912 (Available September 5, 2018)
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Embellishments: Glitter Enamel Dots #144200  (These must have retired as the current ones have different colors.  Choose any Enamel Shapes, Faceted Gems, Pearls, or Rhinestones for your flower centers.)
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut
~Blueberry Bushel card base at 5-1/2″ x 8=1/2″  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to inside so you have someplace to write.
2. Label:
~Cut the “Happy” from Blueberry Bushel cardstock using the Merry Christmas Thinlits
~Cut the largest Stitched Shapes Oval from Whisper White cardstock.
~Glue the Happy onto the top part of the Stitched Shapes Oval.
~As you can see, the word ‘Anniversary’ is not straight.  Straighten it out as you put it on your “D” Stamp Block.  Decide where to stamp it on the Label, then stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink.
~Cut out one flower from the leftover DSP and attach to your label.
~Attach Label to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
3.  Add your embellishments to several flower centers.
Your card is finished.

Do you need supplies to make Anniversary and Birthday cards for your family and friends?  Get all the coordinating supplies from My Online Store.

Blended Seasons Christmas Card

This Blended Seasons Christmas Card uses the Blended Seasons Bundle (Available while supplies last through August 31) plus the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper available starting September 5th.  I am LOVING the Blended Seasons Bundle and I am sad it is available only this month.
Blended Seasons Christmas CardSUPPLIES:
*=Available While Supplies Last through August 31st.
**=Available starting September 5th
*Bundle: 
Blended Seasons stamps + Stitched Seasons Framelits  Wood-Mount Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894
Ink:  Memento Black
Real Red
Stampin’ Blends Markers:  Cherry Cobbler Dark #144575
Call Me Clover Combo Pack #147282
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
**All is Bright 12×12 Designer Series Paper #147892
Big Shot:  *Stitched Seasons Framelits #149013
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~Cut out the medium Stitched Seasons Framelit from Whisper White cardstock with your Big Shot.
2. Stamp and Color:
~Stamp your Holly Leaves and Berries image in Memento Black ink at the top and bottom of your die cut Stitched Seasons.
~Stamp Merry Christmas in Real Red ink in between the Holly Leaves and Berries images.
~Color all the Holly Berries with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker.
~Outline one side of each Holly Leaf and down the center line of the leaf with your Dark Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends Marker.
~Now color & blend each Holly Leaf with your Light Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends Marker.
~Use your Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker to outline the edge of your die cut.
3.  Attach your colored label to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

Love Your Stamps Challenge #1

I needed some new challenges for myself.  I used the Lilypad Lake Bundle for the first Love Your Stamps Challenge.  I did not use any of the word/sentiment stamps.  Which stamp set are YOU using for this challenge?  Share your project on my Facebook Challenge Thread for this Challenge or leave a picture of your project in the comments section.
Love Your Stamps Challenge #1

Love Your Stamps Challenge #1 CardSUPPLIES: 
*=part of the Bundle
*Bundle:
Lilypad Lake Rubber stamps + Lakeside Framelits  Wood-Mount Bundle #148365, Clear-Mount Bundle #148366
Stamps:  *Lilypad Lake Wood-Mount stamps #146493, Clear-Mount stamps #146496
Inks:  Memento Black
Pacific Point
Crushed Curry
Pineapple Punch
Coloring:  Color with Stampin’ Write Markers or Stampin’ Blends or Watercolor Pencils.  I used Stampin’ Blends.
Pineapple Punch Dark #147030
Bermuda Bay Light #144580
Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack #144598
Night of Navy Light #144036
Call Me Clover Combo Pack #147282
Calypso Coral Light #144042
Pumpkin Pie Light #144578
Lovely Lipstick Light #147026
Bronze #144607
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Lakeside Framelits #146351
Adhesives: Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

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:
~Water in Pacific Point ink
~Boats and Flamingo in Memento Black ink
~Sun in Crushed Curry ink. There was a Crushed Curry ink spot in the center of my Sun.
~Lily Pad on a small piece of Whisper White in Memento Black ink.
3. Color with Stampin’ Blends:
~Sun with Pineapple Punch Dark.  I colored a little too long trying to get my center ink spot blended in so my cardstock started to peel.  I guess it adds some texture.
~Boats in Bronze
~Right Sailboat Sails:  Cherry Cobbler-one sail Light, one sail Dark
~Center Sailboat Sails: Light Cherry Cobbler, Light Night of Navy
~Left Sailboat Saily: Dark Bermuda Bay
~Flamingo: Use the Calypso Coral Light for your Dark Marker.  Color the left side of the neck, the Wing Line at the top of the body, Feather Tips, and top of legs with the Calypso Coral Light Marker.
~Flamingo: Finish coloring in with the Pumpkin Pie Light.
~Lilypad Flowers: Lovely Lipstick Light
~Lillypads: Color all the Lilypads with Call Me Clover Light.  Make shadows by using the Call Me Clover Dark to color under the Flower edges and under the top two Lilypads as shown.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelit.  Attach to your card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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