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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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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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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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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NEW Case the Catalog Challenge

I am changing my Challenges some.  This Challenge is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) Challenge.  As usual, I make a few tweaks.  I left off the ribbon under the Blushing Bride DSP, and I changed the sentiment.  I also added Clear Wink of Stella around the DSP, on the Flower centers, and on the punched sentiment.  When making your version you can change the stamps, colors, anything you want.  Have fun!
Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Page 18 picture

My version of the card.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases  Rubber  Wood-Mount #141531, Clear-Mount#141534
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Gorgeous Grape
Highland Heather
Daffodil Delight Marker
Call Me Clover
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Coastal Cabana
Tropical Escape 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146916
Punch:  Pretty Label #143715
Tools: your favorite fussy cutting scissors.  I used Paper Snips #103579
Clear Wink of Stella #141897
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTiONS:
1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Stamp the large Flourish stamp in Coastal Cabana ink on both the left and right card front.
2.  Cut your DSP at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach to card base about 3/4″ from the left side.  Use Wink of Stella to color around the DSP edges about 1/4″ wide.  You may need to use two coats.
3. Stamp:
~Stamp the large flower twice in Gorgeous Grape ink on Whisper White cardstock. Clean stamp.
~Stamp the large flower twice again in Highland Heather ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Clean stamp.
~Color the large flower center in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White cardstock.  Clean stamp.
~Stamp the leaves three times in Call Me Clover Ink on Whisper White cardstock.
~Stamp your sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White cardstock.
4. Cut & Punch:
~Cut out the Gorgeous Grape flowers along the outside edge.
~Cut out the Highland Heather flowers cutting only the inner flowers.
~Cut out the Daffodil Delight flower centers.
~Cut out each leaf separately.
~Punch out your sentiment with the Pretty Label Punch.
5. Put it all together:
~Layer your flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals or Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the backs of two parts: inner flower, and flower center.
~Attach Leaves as desired with Glue Dots to the back of the Large flower.  Now put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Large Flower covering where the leaves are attached.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched sentiment.
~Lay out the flowers and the punched sentiment where you want them.  Attach.
Your Card is finished.

Sketch #22-Happy Birthday

Here is another fun Sketch to play with. I used this for a Birthday Card with Tone-on-Tone flowers.  It features Three NEW Colors!
Sketch #22
Sketch #22=Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Perennial Birthday  Wood Mount #145757, Clear Mount #145760
Ink:  VersaMark
Memento Black
Cardstock:  Highland Heather #146986
Gorgeous Grape #146987
Petal Pink #146985
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Other:  White Embossing Powder #109132
Heat Tool #129053
Adhesives:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Petal Pink card base at 5-1/2″ c 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp flowers in VersaMark ink on front of card base.  They will darken in a few minutes.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Highland Heather cardstock in Memento Black ink.  Ct out with a Scallop Square Framelit. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Cut the Gorgeous Grape triangle from cardstock cut at 2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Mark the center (2-3/4″) on one side.  I made a 1/2″ score line.  You could also use a pen or pencil.  Now cut from this center point to the opposite corner. I used my paper trimmer.  Now cut from the center point to the other corner to finish your triangle.  Attach to your card base.
5.  Stamp Happy Birthday in VersaMark ink on your Gorgeous Grape Triangle.  Cover with White Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.
6.  Attach your Scallop Square sentiment.
Your Card is finished.

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Thinking of You-Sketch Challenge #14

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned DSP at 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach to the left side of your card base.
3.  Stamp Thinking of You in Old Olive ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with the coordinating Stitched Shapes Square.  Also cut out a larger Old Olive Scallop Square with a  Layering Square Framelit.  Layer the two squares together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to your card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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

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Sketch Challenge #13

This Sketch Challenge Card uses the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper along with some Glimmer Paper.  Change the look by using different patterned paper, ribbon instead of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and another shape instead of the squares for your sentiment.  Post your creation on my Facebook Page under the Sketch #13 Thread starting tomorrow afternoon.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Confetti Celebration  Wood Mount #141510, Clear Mount #142034
Picture Perfect Photopolymer #145519
Inks:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Pool Party
Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #145559
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″
~DSP at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base next to the fold line.
~Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper at 3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach slightly overlapping the bottom of the DSP.
2.  Stamp your sentiment in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with the Square Framelit that best fits.  Stamp your decorative short border stamp from the Picture Perfect stamp set in Pool Party ink.
3.  Cut a larger square from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Layer the two squares together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the bottom and attach to your card front.

 

Pink & Gold Valentine Card

This Pink & Gold Valentine Card was made for Sketch Challenge #12.  Notice I did not follow the Sketch exactly.  These Sketches are to inspire you.  You can be creative when following them.
Sketch #12

There is no stamping, some patterned paper, and Gold Vinyl Stickers on this card.  This would be a quick card to make multiples though you would have to vary the focal point stickers.
Pink & Gold Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Ink:  Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144143
Gold Vinyl Stickers:Painted Love #145586
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Stamping Sponge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Lay your strip of Hearts sticker 3/8″ from the bottom edge of your card base.
3.  Choose two pieces of DSP and cut at 1″ x 4-1/4″.  Punch one end of each strip with the Banner Triple Punch.  Sponge around the edges with Soft Suede ink.  Choose which one will be on the bottom.  Attach with Fast Fuse.  Trim excess off the card top and sponge the DSP top.  Decide how long the second strip will be.  Attach with Fast Fuse at the top and Mini Dimensionals on the sides and tips.  Trim off excess from top and sponge top of DSP strip.
4.  Attach the Love sticker at the top of the card.  Then attach the Heart.  This Heart is actually two stickers, so separate them and attach one at a time.
Your Card is finished!

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I Love You Card for Sketch Challenge #12

Here is an I Love You card you can use for Valentine’s Day.  It is for Sketch Challenge #12 which posted on Saturday on Facebook .  I decided to make two versions of this Sketch.  I will post the secone card on Wednesday.  Hope these cards give you some inspiration for your own cards and projects.
Sketch #12

I Love You cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Banners For You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla
Berry Burst
Pink Pirouette
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #144143
Big Shot:  Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Stamping Sponge
Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon #144133
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Mini 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.  Attach your Berry Burst Ribbon by running a strip of Fast Fuse 1-3/4″ from the bottom edge.  Lay your Ribbon over the Fast Fuse.  Trim the excess from the sides.
3.  Choose two patterns of Designer Series Paper and cut a 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ strip of each.  Punch one end of each strip with the Banner Triple Punch.  Sponge around the edge with Berry Burst ink.  Decide which will go on the bottom.   Decide what the length will be.  Attach it with Fast Fuse.  Trim off the excess from the top and sponge the edge of the strip.  Decide how short the second strip will be.  Use Fast Fuse on the top edge and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the sides and tips.  Attach, trim top, and sponge top.
4.  Now for the Hearts.  Choose the size of Heart Framelits you want.  Cut the larger one from Berry Burst cardstock and the smaller one from Pink Pirouette cardstock.  Sponge around the edges of both hearts with Berry Burst ink.  Stamp your words in Berry Burst ink on the Pink Pirouette heart.  Attach the Berry Burst Heart with Fast Fuse.  Attach the smaller Heart with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished!

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