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Make bookmarks for the readers in your life. Choose Thick cardstock for the base and a couple of other papers to decorate your bookmark or to stamp on. Get creative and have fun creating multiple bookmarks. I have always been an advocate of reading and getting my children, and now grandchildren, to read a lot. I forgot to take pictures of the bookmarks before I gave them awayl
This Video is almost 13 minutes long.
SUPPLIES: Stamps:Brushwork Alphabet Photopolymer #141772 Ink: to match your paper or the reader’s favorite color Cardstock: Thick Whisper White OR Thick Very Vanilla
Other papers for layers as desired. I used the retired Foil Frenzy because my grandson loves Lemon Lime Twist and shiny foil. Punch:Detailed Trio #146320 Ribbon: Choose ribbon to coordinate with your papers and ink Adhesive: Tombow Glue
MEASUREMENTS & TIPS: 1. Cut your layers:
~Bookmark base: Thick Whisper White or Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 2″ x 5-1/2″.
~Designer Series Paper layer: 1-3/4″ x 4″
~Stamped layer: 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.
You can adapt these measurements to the width and length you want. If you want to use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch #133324 to make a decorative Tag Topper. Your Bookmark with need to be a tinge smaller than 2″ wide. 2. When using the corner rounder on the Detailed Trio Punch, make sure you place the cardstock edges against the raised part of the punch and shove the cardstock back as far as you can. It is easy, you just have to remember to shove the cardstock all the way back to get a great cut. Sometimes you can punch a second time to correct it, sometimes a second punch will not help. 3. Get creative! You can use the layers like shown here or decide what layers you want. You do not need to stamp a name. You can stamp an image. You can write instead of stamping a name. You can add die cuts to the top. Let the kids make their own bookmarks. I am sure each one will come out different! This may even encourage the to read more! Or they will just have fun making lots of bookmarks for personal use and to give to family and friends.
Have you ever had a ribbon come unattached after attaching it to your card or project? Watch this video to learn an easy way to attach ribbons and help your ribbon stay where you put it! Grab some ribbons, SNAIL, and Glue Dots and a project to attach the ribbon to.
Stampin’ Up! has redesigned their Ink Pad cases. June 1st all ink pads sold will have this NEW case. Like all new ink pads they will open stiffly at first. Open and close them until they open smoothly and easily. It does not take very long before they are smooth and easy to open. These will be much easier to use (after the breaking in period) for those with hand issues.
This Video is just over 6 minutes long.
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Would you like to add some color to your Embossing Folder image? It is a quick technique. Just watch the video to learn how easy it is to do. After coloring on both the wide and narrow parts of this embossing folder, I like the look of the coloring on the narrow part the best. Try coloring on both sides to see which you like best.
This Video is 13 minutes long.
BASIC TECHNIQUE SUPPLIES: Big Shot: Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder #148048 (Available May1-31 as part of the Gotta Have it All Bundle #149526. Available June 1st by itself.) Markers: Choose 1 for your Flower Color and a Green for your leaves. I used Rich Razzleberry and Garden Green.
Scallop Rectangle-Watch this Video
Layer under Scallop Rectangle: 3″ x 1/4″ longer than your Scallop Rectangle or 5-1/4″.
2nd Layer under Scallop Rectangle 3-1/4″ x 1/2″ longer than your Scallop Rectangle OR 5-1/2″.
Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Cardstock: Whisper White for Scallop Rectangle
Garden Green Scallop Rectangle Video
After doing this Waterfront Beach Scene Card at my stamp class last Friday, I decided it would be helpful to do a video. The supply list and written instructions are on THIS POST. I hope the video helps you the way it did my stampers.
This Let the Good Times Roll Roller Coaster card is pretty easy to make, but does take a little time. Just follow the video instructions to make the Pop-Up Roller Coaster card inside. Directions for the card front are below.
CARD INSIDE BASICS: 1.Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Pool Party card inside at 5″ x 8″. Score and fold at 4″. 2. Follow the rest of the directions from the video.
CARD FRONT INSTRUCTIONS: 1.Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base as mentioned above.
~Bermuda Bay card layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Bermuda Bay Roller Coaster and fussy cut as shown on video
~Whisper White-die cut any of the pieces you want to add to your scene. I would recommend at least two sets of the cars (4 cars). Stamp as shown in the video. 2. Stamp:
~Bermuda Bay Roller Coaster
~Real Red cards
~Real Red Food Cart
~Island Indigo Balloons
~Memento Black sentiment
~Memento Black Balloon Strings 3. Attach stamped card front to Bermuda Bay card layer. Open your card and position correctly so you place the card front layers on the actual card front. Now attach your card front to your card base.
Your card is finished. I really enjoy opening the card and watching the Roller Coaster Pop-Up! Try it a few times yourself!
Do you get frustrated after spending time stamping and coloring your image only to have the die slip in your Big Shot so your beautiful image is ruined? Try out this Magical Stamp & Die Cut Technique! You will be much happier with the results. So grab your Stamp-a-ma-jig and test it out! I have tried this with my Stampapratus, and it is easier to get great results with the Stamp-a-ma-jig. The Castle Card with the images shown will be posted on Friday.
This video is 6-1/2 minutes long.
TIPS: Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
Magical Day: Bundle=Stamps + Framelits: Wood Mount Bundle #145984, Clear Mount Bundle #145985, Wood Mount Stamps #145854, Clear Mount Stamps #145857, Magical Mates Framelits #145660
1. Cut your images from a piece of medium to darker colored cardstock to make you Template. Colored cardstock shows the Whisper White images you will be stamping much better. 2. Stamp on the smooth side of your Imaging Sheet. Use ONLY Memento Tuxedo Black and Classic Stampin’ Pads. Archival and StazOn inks will stain and damage your Imaging Sheet. 3. Remember to position the Imaging Sheet right in the corner of the T-Handle with the sides also lined up. Sometimes part of the Imaging Sheet may sneak under the T-Handle. Make sure to correct this before you stamp. 4. Put your stamp block (wood or clear) firmly in the corner of the T-Handle, lining up the sides. Stamp straight down, then pull straight up to get a good image. Your stamping on the Imaging Sheet does not have to be perfect. 5. It helps to ink your stamp, lay it on the ink pad, then position your Imaging Sheet and your T-Handle over the Whisper White die cut. Without moving the T-Handle, remove the Imaging Sheet, position your stamp in the T-Handle, then stamp straight down. Smaller die cuts may stick to the stamp. Just gently peel them off.
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~Cut at 3″ x 4-3/4″.
~Score at 1/2″, 3/4″, 2-3/4″, 3″ 2. Attach two Glue Dots close to the 1/2″ score line on the lower flap and two Glue Dots towards the top back of the candy. Attach the candy to the lower flap first, then to the back. Fold top flap over and tuch inside the lower flap. 3. Decorate for the occasion. These are for Valentine’s Day. Stamp the Heart in Real Red Ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then stamp one of the other sayings inside the heart. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me position my stamp inside. Cut out with the Heart Framelit. The Heart Framelin in the Mini Treat Bab Thinlits fits perfectly. The Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelit is close to perfect, but not the exact shape.
Happy Candy Giving! You can get all the supplies to make these Matchbook Candy Holders from My Online Store. You will need to get the candy from your local store.
You can send your Handmade card in a wonderful Dynamic Embossed Envelope, then the receiver will KNOW there is something special for them inside. This is a quick and easy technique that will add a WOW to your envelope.
This Video is 2 minutes and 41 seconds long.
SUPPLIES: Choose an Envelope:
~Medium Whisper White #107301
~Whisper White 3″ x 3″ #145829
~Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes #131527
~Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes #107300
~Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes #144236 Big Shot #143263 Comes with Big Shot Platform and Standard Cutting Pads/Plates. Expensive, but it really is a wonderful tool that can add a lot of fun to your projects! Choose a Dynamic Embossing Folder:
~Cable Knit #143537
~Layered Leaves #143704
~Pinewood Planks #143708
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Get out your Big Shot. 2. Choose an envelope and a Dynamic Embossing Folder. 3. Choose where to position your envelope flap. Fold 1/8″ onto the front so your envelope flap will be embossed all the way to the original fold line. 4. Sandwich for Dynamic Embossing Folders:
~Platform: Big Shot Platform-remove Thin Die Adapter. Multipurpose Platform-Open top tab
~Dynamic Embossing Folder with Envelope (or cardstock)
~Top Cutting pad/plate. Skip the bottom cutting plate as it will make the sandwich too thick to put through your Big Shot. 5. Run your envelope sandwich through your Big Shot. Open and see how amazing your envelope flap looks! 6. Refold the original fold line. Insert card and give away or mail.
Have fun using the Christmas Quilt Bundle for any season or occasion!
This video is about 8 minutes long.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Crafting Forever Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958 Ink: Cajun Craze Cardstock: Cajun Craze
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613 Big Shot: Quilt Builder Framelits #144673 Adhesives: Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
TIPS: 1. Cut your papers and Adhesive Sheet at 3″ square. 2. Use both the Frames with Lines die AND the Square die at the same time when cutting your papers.
~Cut the Frame with lines from solid color cardstock.
~Cut the Designer Series Paper using the same die.
~Arrange the Paper Patterns rotating paper sides the way you want them on the table. 3. After the Frame with lines is cut, remove the paper with words on from the Adhesive Sheet and attach it to the back of the Frame with Lines so the Adhesive is ready to attach your paper to. Then add the die cut pieces inside the lines until finished. 4. Remove Adhesive backing and place on either 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Card Layer or directly on Card Base.
Attach card layer to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 5. Layering measurements if desired:
~Frame with Lines and patterned paper=3″ x 3″
~Card Layer: Old Olive=3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
Here are some other cards I made.
Have fun using a variety of patterned papers with solid color cardstock to make a quilt for any occasion.
NOTE: You can change the card stock colors, patterned paper, and ink colors to make each card your own! You can also color your Pop-Ups or cut outs with markers.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Mint Macaron card base
~No Pop-Up: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~With Pop-Up: 4-1/4” x 11” and fold and score at 5-1/2”. 1a. Complete Pop-Up Instructions as shown in the Video above before working on card front. Stamp the inside now if desired. 2. Cut your patterned paper at 4” x 5-1/4”. Attach to front of card base. 3. Flat Pop-Up Thinlit cutting instructions. Just cut out of a piece of card stock with no fold line. Cut at the end of the letters and the cake plate.
Cut out your Happy Birthday from a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock using the Precision Base Plate and a FLAT Cutting Plate. Since this is NOT a Pop-Up you don’t have to pay attention to the arrows on the Thinlit. Separate the card stock from the Thinlit using the Big Shot Die Brush. Attach to card front with Fine Tip Glue Pen.
CARD SUPPLIES: Landscape Card:
~Card Base: Watermelon Wonder card stock cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5-1/2″.
~Card Inside: Pink Pirouette card stock cut at 4″ x 10-1/2″. Score at 5-1/4″.
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″ Portrait Card:
~Card Base: Mint Macaron card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″.
~Card Inside: Whisper White card stock cut at 5-1/4″ x 8″. Score at 4″.
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
TIPS: 1. Match the Arrows on the Thinlit with the Card Inside Center Score Line.
~Sandwich: Cut out with your Big Shot, Magnetic Platform (Or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), the Precision Base Plate. card stock, Thinlit with arrows in center of Score Line, and finally, a FLAT Cutting Plate.
~Remove your card stock from your Thinlits with the Big Shot Die Brush and Foam Pad OR your Bone Folder and a toothpick.
~Fold all Score Lines. The outside edges fold back. The rest fold forward. Fold in half and flatten with your Bone Folder 2. Fold your card base on the Score Line. 3. Add SNAIL or Tombow Glue to the back of one side of the Card Inside. Make sure NO adhesive gets on any part that you want to Pop-Up.
~Place your Card Inside (still folded and with the adhesive towards your card base, lining up the fold lines) on the card base. Close your card and rub firmly with your Bone Folder. 4. Add SNAIL or Tombow Glue to the back of the other side of the Card Inside. Make sure NO adhesive gets on any part that you want to Pop-Up.
~Lay the card base FLAT. (Otherwise your card won’t be able to open flat.)
~Use your Bone Folder to press along the Card Inside from the Fold to the edge.
~Fold your card base and rub firmly with your Bone Folder. 5. Stamp the Card Inside now, before you add the Card Front. 6. Now add your card front as shown in the video.
Make a nice Label with your Chalk Talk Framelit. It is quick and easy and can even be used on cards for men and boys! My finished Label is 2-3/8″ wide x 2-5/8″ tall. So choose a stamp that is 2-3/8″ wide or less and have fun making this Label!
TIP: 1. Remember to have the part of the top cutting plate that hangs off your Magnetic Platform go under the center part of your Big Shot first. Remember how I had to turn mine around so it would go through.