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

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

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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Truly Tailored Dapper Day card in honor of my Dad

This Truly Tailored Dapper Day Card is in honor of my Dad who passed away a year ago.  The label looks rather elaborate, but uses a simple Punch technique as shown in This Video.
Truly Tailored Dapper Day Card

Stamps:  Truly Taiilored  Wood Mount #145732, Clear Mount #145735
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide
Very Vanilla
True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (DSP) (Retired)  Choose one you like and coordinating cardstock.
Punch:  Tailored Tag #145667
Ribbon:5/8″ Burlap #141487
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Layered Tag.
Watch This Video to get the basic idea of how to layer the tags.  You will be adding one more layer.
~Punch your Tags:  Three in Tranquil Tide cardstock, Two in Very Vanilla cardstock.
~One Tranquil Tide Punch will be on the top of the layers.  Put SNAIL on the back.
~Take the Very Vanilla Tags.  Cut one in half lengthwise and the other in half width-wise.  Take a piece with the top point and attach it to the Tranquil Tide tag with SNAIL on the back trying to get the Very Vanilla to show evenly along the top of the Tranquil Tide Tag.  Repeat on the bottom side.  Attach more SNAIL to the back of the base tag.  Now attach a Very Vanilla end piece using your fingers to line up the sides.  Repeat with the other end piece tag.  You now have two layers.
~Repeat the Tag Layering process with the last two Trangil Tide Tags.  Cut one in half lengthwise and the other in half width-wise.  Put SNAIL on the back of the layered Tag.  Attach the pointed part to the top and bottom., then the end parts.  Wahoo!  Your basic Tag is layered!
~Stamp Wishing You a Dapper Day on Very Vanilla cardstock in Tranquil Tide ink.  Cut apart as shown.  Attach to the Layered Tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
3.  Measure your Layered Tag to see if you need to adjust this measurement:  Cut your Very Vanilla rectangle at 2-1/4″ x 3″.  You will use this to mount your layered tag on.  Attach your Layered Tag.
4.  Cut your DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4..  Lay your Layered Tag and Burlap Ribbon on top.  Attach your Tag.  Cut your Burlap about 4-1/2″ long.  Run SNAIL along both sides of the back of the Burlap.  Attach to DSP.  Trim excess.  Attach DSP to card front.
Your Card is finished.

Magical Day Castle Card

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

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

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

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Always & Forever Man’s Valentine Card

This would be a great Valentine Card for your favorite guy!  Most guys (and some gals) love wood and nature.  So make this card with the fun Wood paper and this stamp set with a Tree stump.  You can replace the retired (oops!) Jute Twine with the 1/4″ Copper Trim or Linen Thread.
Always & Forever Men's Valentine card

Stamps:  Always & Forever  Wood Mount #143811, Clear Mount #143814
Inks:  Early Espresso
Real Red
Blends Markers:  Crumb Cake Combo Pack #144601
Old Olive Combo Pack #144597
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Wood Textures 6×6 Designer Series Paper #144177
Trim:  Linen Thread  #1041991/4″ Copper Trim #144179  Jute Twine (Sorry, retired) OR , OR
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
NOTE:  I just did this all on the card base.  When you use Blends to color, the color will bleed though your cardstock.  SO either color with your card base open OR if you do not want the bleed through to show, cut a Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Do everything to the card front, then attach it to the card base.  Instructions are for just the card base with no additional card front.  My son thought the bleed through was an additional feature of the card.
2.  Cut your Wood Textures DSP at 2″ x 6″ with the pattern you want on your card.  Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse.  Trim excess from top and bottom.
3.  Stamp your Tree Stump in Early Espresso ink overlapping your Wood paper.  Lay your card base open and flat on a piece of scratch paper.  Color the Tree stump around the bottom edges and left side and the bottom of the oval at the top with the Crumb Cake Dark Blends Marker.  Color the rest of the Tree Stump with the Crumb Cake Blends Marker blending the darker Crumb Cake.  Now color some grass with the Old Olive Blends Markers.  I then used the Thin tip of the Crumb Cake Dark Blends to color the tree trunk next to the grass.
4.  Stamp Forever at an angle in Real Red ink.  Stamp two of the Heart Confetti also in Real Red ink.
5.  Place 4 Glue Dots along the border of the Wood paper.  Attach your Jute Twine or Linen Thread.  Use SNAIL on the back of the Copper Trim to attach it to the card base.  Trim excess.
Your Card is Finished.
6.  Envelope:  You can stamp the round wood stamp on your envelope.  Use regular Stampin’ Write Markers to color it if desired.
~You could also emboss the flap with the Pine Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Watch this Video to learn how.

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Happy Valentine Card Making!


Wishing You a Dapper Day Men’s Card

Here is a quick man’s card to make with the NEW Truly Tailored stamp set and Corduroy Ribbon. My guys will appreciate the simplicity, the wood element, and no bow.
Wishing You a Dapper Day - Men's Card

Stamps:  Truly Tailored  Wood Mount #145732, Clear Mount #145735
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Memento Black
Basic Black Marker
Cardstock:  Dapper Denim
Whisper White
Punch:  2-1/4″ Circle #143720
Embellishments:  Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon #145597
Touches of Nature Wood Elements #144216
Stamping Sponge
Adhesives:  SNAIL or Fast Fuse
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Dapper Denim card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold and score at 4-1/4″.
2.  Ink up your Dapper Day stamp with Dapper Denim ink.  Wipe off the mustache.  Color the mustache with your Basic Black Marker.  Remoisten your ink by opening your mouth wide and huffing onto your inked stamp 5-6 times.  Stamp on Whisper White.  Punch out with the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Sponge around the edges with Dapper Denim ink.
3.  Place your card base on scratch paper.  Stamp the “Wishing you a Dapper Day” in Memento Black ink as many times as will fit diagonally on the card front.
4.  Measure your Ribbon at 5-1/2″.  Put SNAIL or Fast Fuse on the back.  Attach to your card front 1-1/2″ from the bottom.  Trim off the end even with the cardstock.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched circle and attach to your card front.
6.  Put Glue Dots on the back of several leaves of your wood element.  Attach next to your punched circle.
Your card is finished!

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Paisley Thank You Card

This is a quick and easy Paisley Thank You Card.  If you change the sentiment you can use is for any occasion.   Use a Clear Block F.  This will also be easy when the Stamparatus comes out.
Paisley Thank You Card

Stamps:  Paisley & Posies  Photopolymer #142196
Clear Block F  #118483
Label Me Pretty   Wood Mount #143858, Clear Mount #143861
Ink:  Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Marina Mist
Whisper White
Night of Navy
Punches:  Pretty Label #143715
1-3/8 Scallop Circle #146139 (available January 3, 2018)
Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.  Score and fold at 4-1/4.
2.   Lay your stamps, flat side up, on the card front in the position you want them.  Lay your F Block on top of the stamps making sure the stamp block is straight so you can line up and stamp easily.
3. Stamp Card Front:  Place your card base on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a better stamped image.  Now ink up your stamps with Night of Navy ink and stamp on your card front.
4.  Stamp Thank You in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch lining up the stamped image with the scallops (or punch with the regular 1-3/8″ Circle Punch).  Punch a Night of Navy Pretty Label.  Attach the two together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Rock n’ Roll Technique Video

The Rock n’ Roll Technique is a quick and easy way to add colorful stamped images to a card.  Just choose a stamp and a light color ink and a dark color ink.  Stamp in the light color ink first, then roll the dark ink pad around the edges of the stamp. Stamp as normal.

This Video is almost 7 minutes long.

Stamps:  Vintage Leaves  Photopolymer #138802
Count My Blessings   Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790
Inks:  Early Espresso
Tangerine Tango
Cherry Cobbler
Pumpkin Pie
Cajun Craze
Old Olive
Always Artichoke
Cardstock:  So Saffron  Cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

Have fun playing with this Rock n’ Roll Technique!

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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

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

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

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

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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Hexagon Happy Birthday Card

This Hexagon Happy Birthday Card is for my son-in-law’s birthday which is coming up!  He may even get it BEFORE his birthday!!  He is an Optical Engineer and will appreciate the dimensional look of the Hexagon embossing folder.  The “Ink on your Embossing Folder” Technique is a fun one to play with.  You can get different looks depending which side of the embossing folder you put the ink.
Hexagon Birthday Card

Stamps:  Window Shopping   Wood Mount #142920, Clear Mount #143265
Sweet Cupcake  Photopolymer #141498
Inks:  Dapper Denim
Tranquil Tide
Card Stock:  Tranquil Tide
Dapper Denim
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder #143231
Other:  2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes  #144218
Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon  #144199
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Dapper Denim card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Open your Embossing Folder.  Feel the inside.  The side without the Sizzix and Stampin’ Up! logos is more flat.  Run your Dapper Denim ink pad over this side on the inside.  Place your Tranquil Tide card stock in the folder on the clean side.  Close your folder.
~Run through your Big Shot using the following sandwich:  Big Shot Platform (Or Multipurpose Platform with Tab 1 closed), Embossing Folder with card stock inside, cutting plate.  (Yes, only use a cutting plate on the top, otherwise the sandwich is too thick to go through your Big Shot.)
~Take your card stock out.
~Clean your embossing folder under running water.  Set aside to dry.
~Glue your Embossed and colored card front to your card base.
3.  Cut a piece of Whisper White at 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″.
~Stamp in Dapper Denim ink using the words from the Window Shopping stamp set (leaving at least 1/4″ blank at the bottom for the ribbon) and the Sprinkles from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set.
~Cut your Ribbon at 3-1/4″ and glue to the bottom edge.
~Attach your Acrylic Star or other shape with Tombow Glue.
~Attach your Happy Birthday layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Happy Father’s Day

This is what I am giving my DH for Father’s Day Sunday.  Make both the card and the crate in less than 30 minutes!
Father's Day Candy Crate

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Here are the instructions to make the crate which holds 12 Hershey Nuggets if you pur 2 on the side and one on top.

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #144177
Big Shot:  Wood Crate Framelits #143730
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Candy or Treats  I used Hershey Nuggets.  Use your Guy’s favorite candy.

1.  Choose two sheets of the Wood Textures paper to cut your crate from.  Cut out with the Wood Crate Thinlit.  Fold all score lines:  along the short side and long side, bottom, two side tabs.
2.  Add Tear & Tape to the side tabs on both Crate pieces.  Also add add strips of Tear & Tape along the top side of the bottom of just ONE of the crates.
3.  Put the Crate piece on the bottom that has the Tear & Tape on it.  Attach the other bottom piece to the Tear and Tape.  Now attach the bottom tabs on both sides, the the side tabs.
4.  Stamp Happy Father’s Day twice  on Whisper White card stock in Tranquil Tide ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Attach to the sides of the Crate.
5.  Insert the Hershey Nuggets by laying three along the bottom with flat side down.  Now lay one on its side with the flat side along the short side of the Crate.  Repeat with two more layers of three Nuggets laying with flat side down.  Add one more with the flat side against the short side of the Crate.  Top with one more to make an even dozen Nuggets.

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3 Balloon Birthday Card

This Balloon Birthday Card was made by my helper Kiev and features the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Carried Away Sale-a-bration paper.  It is quick to make and will be enjoyed by both birthday boys, girls, men, and women.
Stamps:  Oh So Succulent Photopolymer #142992
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Mint Macaron
Whisper White
Peekaboo Peach
Night of Navy
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Carried Away Designer Series Paper 12X12 #143608 (available until March 31, 2017 FREE with $50 purchase)
Punch:  Balloon Bouquet #140609
Ribbon:  Sending Love 1/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your papers:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Carried Away papers:  2″ x 5-1/4″ and 3″ x 4″
~Mint Macaron 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Whisper White 1/2″ x 2-1/2″  Stamp Happy Birthday in Night of Navy ink and cut notches on each end.
Punch your Balloons:
~Large Balloon from each Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
2.  Now lay out all the pieces to get them where you want.  Then attach to the card base.
~Lay the 2″ x 5-1/4″ Carried Away paper on the card base next to the fold.
~Attach the 3″ x 4″ Carried Away paper to the 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Mint Macaron.  Center on the front of the card.
~Place the balloons and Happy Birthday on the 3″ x 4″ Carried Away paper.  Attach the Happy Birthday with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach the Peekaboo Peach and Night of Navy Balloons with Fast Fuse.  Attach the Glimmer Paper Balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie a Bow with the 1/8″ White Ribbon and attach it to the Glimmer Paper Balloon with a Glue Dot or two.

Try making this Birthday card with a variety of patterned papers and change the Balloon colors to coordinate with the paper.


Confetti Birthday Card

Here is a super quick and easy Birthday card using the Confetti Embossing Folder and the Big on Birthdays stamp set.  This card is perfect for men, women, and children.
Confetti Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Pacific Point
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your So Saffron card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Confetti embossing folder.
3.  Stamp in the flat Oval on your card front: Happy Birthday and To You and the stars in Pacific Point ink.
4.  Glue your card front to your card base.

Choose different colors and make your own Confetti Birthday card.

Love Card with Wooden Accents

This fun LOVE card can be used for any LOVE Occasion such as Valentine’s Day, Wedding, Anniversary or just to say I Love You anytime.  It is a quick card to make with just a little stamping and glueing on the wooden embellishments.  This card is perfect for guys and others who love wood.
Every Friday now through Valentine’s Day will feature either a card or something else you can use for Valentine’s Day or other LOVE Occasions.

Stamps:  Double Talk Photopolymer #142908
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Watermelon Wonder
Real Red
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Embellishments:  Sending Love Wood Embellishments #142735
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen or Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Watermelon card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp:
~Block Love Banner stamp in Watermelon Wonder ink
~Block Love stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink inside the open LOVE in the Banner.
~Delicate Line Love stamp in Real Red centered inside the Flirty Flamingo Block Love.
3.  Choose and lay out the wood embellishments you want.  Attach them with the adhesive of your choice.  You are done!

Have fun making Valentines for your family and friends!

Confetti Marquee Birthday Card

Two of my adult children had birthdays last week.  Their favorite color is green so here is a birthday card both of them can enjoy.  I usually make them each a different card, but did not have time this year.
Confetti Marquee Birthday Card in GreensConfetti Marquee Birthday Card in GreensSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages  Photopolymer #141727
Ink:  Memento Black
Cucumber Crush or Garden Green ink pads and Markers
Smoky Slate Marker
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Garden Green
Wild Wasabi or Cucumber Crush
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Confetti embossing folder #140592
Tools:  Paper Snips or scissors for fussy cutting
Stamping Sponge wedge
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Garden Green or Cucumber Crush card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Garden Green card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Center in the Confetti embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Use a sponge wedge and sponge the confetti with Cucumber Crush ink. Glue to your card base.  You can also sponge the card edges if desired.
3.  Stamp your Marquee Messages large stamp in Memento Black ink on Thick Whisper White card stock (twice) and either Wild Wasabi or Cucumber Crush card stock (once).
~Leave one Whisper White Marquee for your base to layer everything on.  Stamp “It’s Your” in Memento Black ink.  Color in the letters with either the Garden Green or Cucumber Crush Marker.  Color in the shading with the Smoky Slate Marker.
~Stamp “Birthday” in either Garden Green or Cucumber Crush ink on the other Marquee Banner.  Cut out the Banner.  Put Dimensionals on the back to attach later.
~Color in the dots with the Garden Green Marker on the Green Arrow and the lines on the left side of the stamped Marquee.  Cut them out.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Arrow.
~If desired, stamp two stars in Memento Black ink on Daffodil Delight card stock OR you can just cut out the green ones from your green Marquee card stock.  Attach to the “Birthday” Banner with Glue Dots.
4.  Assemble your card by lining up the piece you are adding over the same lines on your Marquee base.
~Glue the Green Lines over the Lines on the Marquee Base.
~Add your Birthday Banner next.
~Last add your Arrow making sure to line up all the sides and the tip of the arrow over the Birthday Banner.
5.  Add your Marquee base to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy making this Confetti Marquee Birthday card using a variety of colors.

Fall Pine Branches Baker’s Box

Here is a fun Fall Baker’s Box decorated with Pine Branches and Pine Cones to give to your  favorite guy or Nature lover!
Fall Pine Branches and Pine Cones Bakers BoxSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hardwood   Wood #133032, Clear #133035
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Garden Green
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Pretty Pines Thinlits #141851
Ribbons:  Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon #134547
Baker’s Twine Trio Pack #141999
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots

Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Crumb Cake card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
~You can stamp the Hardwood image in Chocolate Chip ink either before you cut out your Baker’s Box pieces or after you have cut it out.  I did it after, but it would probably be easier if you stamped before you cut them out.
~Before. Ink up your Hardwood stamp and lay Rubber side up.  Lay your card stock on top of the inked stamp.  Use a Clear Stamp Block and rub it over all the card stock to transfer the ink.  Remove card stock.  Repeat with the second piece.
~After:  Fold the side score lines and do one side at a time.  Lay one folded side of your cut Baker’s Box piece on top of the inked stamp, as above and rub with a Clear Stamp Block.  Repeat for the other side and the other cut piece.
2. Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
3. Cut:
~Cut two Pine Cones from Chocolate Chip card stock.  Angle the two Pine Cones together the way you want and attach them together with Glue Dots.  Tie a bow with the Gold Baker’s Twine.
~Cut 2 small Pine Branches and 1 Medium Pine Branch from Garden Green card stock.
4.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
5.  Decorate:
~Choose the front of your Box.  Attach the Medium Pine Branch about 1″ above the center score line on the box front with a Glue Dot.  Attach the other two Pine Branches on top of the first one with Glue Dots.  Attach the Pine Cones with 2-3 Glue Dots on top of where the Pine Branches meet.
~Tie closed with Gold Ribbon.

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Have fun making your own Fall Pine Branches Box.  Come back Friday for a Christmas Version.

Paisley and Flower card

I have really enjoyed the Paisley Thinlits that came with my Paisleys and Posies Bundle.  Have fun experimenting when you make your own card!
Paisley & flower cardSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay
Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Paisley Framelits #141849
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut with your Big Shot:
~3 Bermuda Bay Large Paisley shapes
~3 Whisper White Flower shapes
3.  Lay out all 6 shapes so you are happy.  Glue them on.  WOW! you are done!  Play with the colors for guys.  All my guys (and even my daughters) LOVE Paisley!

Enjoy the Paisley side of life!

Pine Cones Birthday Card

This Pine Cones Birthday card for my husband uses the Christmas Pines Bundle and the Peaceful Pines Framelits.  It is a fairly quick card to make.  So make this card for some of the men and nature lovers in your life.
Pine Cones Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Christmas Pines photopolymer stamp set + Pretty Pines Thinlits Bundle #143496
Christmas Pines stamp set only #142049
Pretty Pines Thinlits only #141851
Stamps:  Fresh Fruit  Photopolymer #141770
Ink:  Soft Suede
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White card base
Garden Green
Soft Suede
Big Shot:  Pretty Pines Thinlits only #141851
Perfect Pines Framelits  #139665
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

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 the Frame in Soft Suede ink on the bottom of your card front.  Stamp the Happy Birthday in Chocolate Chip ink inside the Frame.
3.  Cut out  4 Pine Cone parts from Soft Suede card stock and the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue them together to make 2 Pine Cones.  One of the Pine Cone parts does not cut all the way through.  I used it as the bottom piece for my pine cones.
4.  Cut out 5 large Garden Green Pine Branches from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue them to the corner of your card putting glue just down the center of the branch.  Glue the Pine Cones to the upper corner to cover where the Pine Branches overlap.
5.  (Optional) Cut out the Garden Green Perfect Pines Tree that will fit the large Thinlit with the triangles inside it.  I cannot remember if I ran the tree through my Big Shot with both pieces at the same time.  Glue to your card front.

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Enjoy making cards and projects with the Christmas Pines Bundle and the Perfect Pines Framelits!