Three Things Challenge #8

Here is the card Kiev made for this Three Things Challenge #8. Please use the supplies you already have in your stash so you have room for more! So, look at the list and choose your Three Things.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Abstract Impressions Photopolymer #147513
Inks: Merry Merlot
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Lovely Lipstick
Poppy Parade
Cardstock: Real Red
Whisper White
Big Shot: Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493
Punch: Detailed Trio #146320
Ribbon: Garden Green Stitched Satin (oops! I guess this ribbon is retired. Use the ribbon of your choice.)
Adhesives: Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Choose your Three Things.

2. Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

3. Put your card front in the Embossing Folder lining up the fold line with the edge of your Embossing Folder. Fold the card back under the Embossing folder. Run through your Big Shot. Watch this Video and use the same technique.

4. Cut your Whisper White cardstock at 2″ x 4-7/8″. Round the corners with the Delicate Trio Punch.

5. Stamp edge flowers first, then the center flower. These flowers use three stamps to get this image. The Largest stamp uses the lightest color, the Medium stamp uses the medium color, and the Small stamp uses the darkest color. Colors are listed from lightest to darkest.
~Left Flower: Poppy Parade, Lovely Lipstick, Real Red
~Center Flower: Lovely Lipstick, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler
~Right Flower: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Merlot

6. Use Glue Dots to attach the Ribbon behind your stamped Whisper White cardstock.
~Cut about 20″ of Ribbon. Make a loop at 10″. Use Glue Dots to attach it at the top under the center flower.
~Each strip between the loops is about 4″.
~Make a loop and attach it between the left and center flowers on the bottom as shown.
~Have the end come up under the left flower. Attach it.
~Now make the loop between the center and right flowers as shown.
~Have the end of the ribbon come up under the right flower. Attach it.
~Trim the ends of the ribbon about the same height as the center loop.

7. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your stamped and looped cardstock. I like to put Stampin’ Dimensionals so they are on part of the ribbon and part of the cardstock. Attach to your card base.
Your Card is finished.

Love Your Stamps #8 Flowers

Kiev chose Flowers for this Love Your Stamps Challenge. She used the Falling Flowers stamp set and the May Flowers Thinlits dies. Remember you can use any stamps you already have for this challenge. Kiev chose a coordinating stamp set and Framelits for this challenge. You can also tweak it to make you happy.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Falling Flowers Rubber Wood-Mount #139553, Clear-Mount #139556
Inks: Gorgeous Grape
Flirty Flamingo
Pumpkin Pie
Berry Burst
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White
Bermud8a Bay
Garden Green
Flirty Flamingo
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot: May Flowers Framelits #140276
Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 OR Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

INSTRUCTIONS:

*1. Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.

*2. Stamp Flowers in various ink colors around the edges of your card front as desired. Stamp some so they overlap.

*3. Die cut. If desired put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet the size of the die on the back of your cardstock.:
~Large Flower in Bermuda Bay cardstock.
~Medium Flowers in Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
~Leaves: cut 2 Large Leaves and 1 small Leaf from Garden Green cardstock.
~Daffodil Delight Flowers: cut 3
~ Flirty Flamingo Flowers: cut 3

*4. Layout die-cut flowers and leaves in the desired positions. Attach with either Tombow Glue or peel off the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet backing.
Watch This Video about using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.
Your Card is finished.

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Delightfully Detailed Card

For this CASE the Catalog Challenge I used the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer Series Paper and the Hymming Along Bundle. It is a pretty easy card to make.

SUPPLIES:

*Bundle: Humming Along Cling Rubber stamps + Hummingbird Framelits Bundle #150621
Stamps: *Humming Along Cling #148758
Part of My Story Cling #149719 (Available FREE with a $50 order until March 31, 2019)
Ink: Memento Black
Blueberry Bushel
Coloring: Watercolor Pencils #141709
Blender Pens #102845
Cardstock: Whisper White
Blueberry Bushel
Vellum #101185
Delightfully Detailed 12×12 Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (DSP) #146907
Big Shot: *Hummingbird Framelits #148538
Punches: Pretty Label #143715
Banner Triple #138292
Adhesives: Tombow Glue
SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:

*1. Cut your Blueberry Bushel card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

*2. Cut your Delightfully Detailed paper making the borders even-about 1/8″ wide. Attach to your card base by putting a thin line of Tombow Glue around the border edges. Watch This Video to learn how to use Laser-Cut Paper.

*3. Stamp your Flower in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. Color with Watercolor Pencils:
~Stem and Leaves: Old Olive
~Daffodil Delight: Yellow part as shown. Sorry, I forgot what it is called.
~Pacific Point for the Flower & Petals. I colored a second darker layer at the flower tips. Color the lighter part of the flower petal first, then blend the darker part.
~Cut out with the coordinating Framelit or fussy cut.

*5. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Blueberry Bushel ink. Punch out with the Pretty Label Punch.

*6. Cut a strip of Vellum 1″ x 5-1/2″. Punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch. Decide if you want to trim off the straight edge or not. Attach to card front with a strip of SNAIL on each long side edge.

*7. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your Flower and sentiment. Lay out where you want them and attach.
Your card is finished.

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3 Cupcakes card for Color Challenge #30

Kiev made this 3 Cupcakes Card for Color Challenge #30. You can change the colors for the person you are giving this Birthday Card to.

SUPPLIES:

*Bundle: Birthday Cheer Cling rubber stamps + Detailed Birthday Edgelits Bundle #150576
Stamps: *Birthday Cheer Cling Rubber #148604
Inks: Memento Black
Blushing Bride
Stamping Write Markers: Blushing Bride
Bermuda Bay
Gorgeous Grape
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape
Whisper White
Big Shot: *Detailed Birthday Edgelits #148548
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder #143709
Adhesives: 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. Emboss your card base front with the Embossing Folder and your Big Shot. Watch This Video if you need help doing this. OR you can cut a separate card front to emboss.

3. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Blushing Bride ink. Cut out with one of the Stitched Shapes Oval Framelits. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.

4. Stamp three cupcakes. Color as desired with the coloring tool of your choice. Kiev used Stampin’ Write Markers. You could also use Stampin’ Blends Markers or Watercolor Pencils.

5. Now that your 3 cupcakes are colored, use the coordinating Framelit to cut them out with your Big Shot. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each cupcake.

6. Lay out the 3 cupcakes and the sentiment on your Polka Dot card front where you want them. Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Polka Dot 3 Cupcakes Card is finished.

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Love Your Stamps Challenge

This “Love Your Stamps” Challenge is different as you get to make a Fun Fold card or Fancy Fold card with your stamp(s). I made a quick Easel Card. I really like how it turned out!

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Forever Lovely Photopolymer #150580
Ink: Real Red ink pad and Stampin’ Write Marker
Cardstock: Whisper White
Real Red
All My Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #148576
Big Shot: Stitched Labels Framelits #146828  Or use a Punch
Be Mine Stitched Frameltis #148527
Punches: Everyday Label #144668
Decorative Ribbon Border #143721
Adhesives: SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut your papers:
~Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″ and 2″.
~Real Red card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
~Real Red Label at 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. Punch the ends off with the Everyday Label Punch. Watch This Video if you need help making the Label longer.
~Punch your Ribbon from 5-1/2″ long cardstock.

2. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Real Red ink. Cut it out with the Stitched Label Framelit shown. Attach it to your long Everyday Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I did color the edges of the Real Red Label with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker. Also, put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Real Red Label.

3. Attach your DSP to your Real Red card front. Lay out the label and the punched ribbon where you want them. Attach the Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach the punched ribbon with either SNAIL or Tombow Glue.

4. Look at the Side-View picture and notice how the card base is folded. Fold the score lines with your Bone Folder to get a crisp fold. Put SNAIL on the 2″ section which has the bottom edge. Put your card front so the bottom of your card front lines up with the edge that has the SNAIL on. The top part of the card front will not be attached to the card base.

5. Hold your card open.
~Cut the round Stitched Labels Framelit from Whisper White cardstock.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back
~Cut the smallest Be Mine Stitched Heart cut from Real Red cardstock.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Attach to Whisper White Round Stitched Label.
~Attach the layered Circle and Heart on the inside bottom of the card in the center and as close to the bottom edge as you can get it. Look at the Open Side View picture.  Now put the bottom of your card front so it touches your Layered Circle and Heart. You have now completed your Easel Card.

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Stitched All Around Card

Today’s CASE Challenge uses the Stitched All Around Bundle.  CASE means Copy And Share Everything.  Stampin’ Up! catalogs feature lots of copy-worthy samples for us to make for ourselves.  Not sure what supplies are used in the current catalog?  Just email me and ask.  I will figure it out for you.

Case #7: Stitched All Around card

SUPPLIES:

*Bundle:  Stitched All Around rubber stamps + Stitched Labels Framelits.  Wood-Mount Bundle #148373, Clear-Mount Bundle #148374
Stamps:  *Stitched All Around rubber.  Wood-Mount #146629, Clear-Mount #146632
Happy Birthday Gorgeous  Photopolymer #143662
Inks:  Bermuda Bay
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Crushed Curry
Coastal Cabana
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  *Stitched Labels Framelits #146828
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL

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 a 1-3/8″ x 5-1/4″ Coastal Cabana strip.  Stamp the ends with Bermuda Bay ink.  Punch both ends with the Banner Triple Punch.

3.  Stamp a flower from Happy Birthday Gorgeous in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Fuzzy cut it out.

4.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut it out with the Big Shot.

5.  Cut the Label with the ends shown from Bermuda Bay cardstock.

6.  Use the flat blob shaped die with stitched grids on the front of your card base.  Use once on the lower left corner, and once on the upper right corner.  This will cut small stitch lines and + on your card base.

7. Put it all together.
~Attach your fussy cut flower to your Whisper White stamped label with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
~Attach your Stamped Banner to the back of your Whisper White label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Cut your Bermuda Bay label in half.  Attach to the back of your Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your Banner and attach it to your card front.
Your Card is finished!

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Fun #6 Pictures

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and are taking some time to enjoy your family and friends.  Two of my children and their families are arriving tomorrow evening.  Let the peace and quiet be overtaken with Family Fun!

This weekend I will be taking family pictures of most of my family to update my Family Picture Wall.  My son will help me get all the pictures taken, printed, put in frames, and hung up in the Hallway.  It will be so nice having all the family pictures updated.  I will also be taking individual portraits of my grandchildren that are here to put on the opposite wall in the Hallway.  I have all the frames, now to get the pictures taken, printed, framed, and hung.  I will try to remember to take a picture when I am finished in a few weeks.

December Fun Challenge

Here is a photo of my Current Family Portrait Wall.
Current Portrait Hallway

So have fun doing something with your pictures by either framing them like I will be doing or make at least one scrapbook page.  Memory Keeping is wonderful!

Merry Christmas Gift Bag-Color Challenge #28

I had a request to make some things that are not cards so here is a Merry Christmas Gift Bag that is made with the Gift Bag Punch Board.  It was pretty quick to make.
Color Challenge #28Merry Christmas Gift BagSUPPLIES:
Gift Bag Punch Board #135862
Cardstock:
  Shaded Spruce
Real Red
Gold Glimmer Paper #146958
Big Shot:  Merry Christmas Thinlits #147912
Punch: Christmas Bulb Builder #148013
1/4″ Circle
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Tear & Tape #138995

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Shaded Spruce cardstock at 6″ x 11″.
2.  Use the Gift Bag Punch Board to make a Medium Bag.  Watch This Video to see how to make one for yourself.
Remember to line up the cardstock edge with the Start Line Punch, and score along the “M” first.  Then move the scored line to the Start Line Punch, and score the Side: Triangle, middle line, side-line.  Move the scored Side Line to the Start Line Punch, and score at the “M” again.  Move that scored line to the Start Line again Punch, and do the Side again: Triangle, middle line, side line.
3.  Put a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of:
~2-1/2″ x 6″  Real Red
~1-1/2″ x 4 Gold Glimmer Paper
4.  Die cut your Merry Christmas from the Real Red cardstock with the Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock.
5.  Punch four Christmas Light Bulbs AND a 1/4″ Circle from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Also, Punch four Bulb toppers from the Real Red cardstock with Adhesive Sheet.  This makes it SO much easier to attach the Topper!
6.  Lay all the pieces on the front of your Gift Bag.  Peel off the Adhesive backing and attach.
Your Marry Christmas Gift Bag is now ready to fill.

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Beautiful You-Love Your Stamps Challenge #4

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

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

 

Happy Halloween Fall Card – Case #4

Happy Halloween today!  Here is a great Halloween and Fall Pumpkin card to make.  Kiev CASEd it from the Holiday Catalog page 46 and made a few tweaks.  I do like the results!
CASE #4Many Blessings Fall CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Many Blessings.  Photopolymer #147775
Inks:  Memento Black
Shaded Spruce
Stampin’ Blends Markers:  Shaded Spruce Combo Pack #147938
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack #144599
Cajun Craze Combo Pack #147931
Soft Suede Combo Pack #147273
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack #144603
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake
Pumpkin Pie
Nature’s Poem 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146338
Under the Mistletoe 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146921
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Basket Weave Dynamic embossing folder #146841
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight  1/4″ Double-Stitched #144116
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Put one half of your card base in the Basketweave embossing folder lining up the score-line so it will be embossed all the way to the score-line.
~Big Shot Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform with Thin-Die Adapter removed (OR Multipurpose Platform with at least 1 Tab open), (Skip the bottom cutting plate), Embossing Folder with cardstock sticking out, Top Cutting Plate.  Just make sure the sides of your embossing folder are lined up with the sides of your Platform.
2. Stamp your Pumpkins in Memento Black ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Color with the Blends Markers:
~Pumpkin Pie: Back and Front Pumpkins
~Cajun Craze: middle pumpkin behind the crate
~Soft Suede: Crate
~Shaded Spruce: Squash in the crate, Leaf.
~Daffodil Delight: Apple
Cut out with two Layering Circle Framelits layered together to cut out the colored image in a circle AND make a larger frame.
3.  Pumpkin Pie Square is cut at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the corner images in Shaded Spruce ink in each corner.
4.  DSP Rectangles.
~Striped Nature’s Poem rectangle is cut at 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
~Dotted Under the Mistletoe rectangle is cut at 1″ x 3-3/4″.
5.  Put it all together.
~Lay out all your pieces where you want them.  This is the order Kiev used:
Card Base
Pumpkin Pie Square
Dotted DSP
Striped DSP
Circle Frame
Circle
~Use Tombow to attach the Square, Rectangles, and Circle Frame.
~Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the stamped Circle
~Tie a Bow and attach it with Glue Dots.

Fall Tropical Chic for Color Challenge #26

Kiev designed this card using the Topical Chic Bundle for Color Challenge #26.  I think it turned out wonderfully!  Like she says, “It is great to come to work and be told that she is making cards today!”  Contact me if YOU want to make cards almost every day either as a customer or a Stampin’ Up! Team Member.
Color Challenge #26

Tropical Chic Fall CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Tropical Chic Rubber stamp set + Tropical Thinlits.  Wood-Mount Bundle #148397, Clear-Mount Bundle #148399
Stamps: Tropical Chic  Wood-Mount #146750, Clear-Mount #146753
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Mango Melody
Mossy Meadow
Cajun Craze
Very Vanilla
Big Shot: Tropical Thinlits #146831
Punch:  Circle
Adhesives:
  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mango Melody card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Stamp
~Three Flowers with Cajun Craze ink on Cajun Craze cardstock.
~Sentiment on a 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ Very Vanilla cardstock with Cajun Craze ink.  Use a Circle Punch to round off the ends of the cardstock.
3.  Die Cut:
~Stamped Flowers with Flower Framelit
Die-cut Two of each Leaf in Mossy Meadow cardstock.
~Long Fern Leaf: Use both the outside Framelit and then put the inside Thinlit in the outside Framelit.  Cut twice to get 4 leaves.
~Rounded Palm Type Leaf:  Again use the outside Framelit with the inside Thinlit and cut twice to get 4 leaves.
4.  Lay out all your Leaves and Flowers and the sentiment on your Mango Melody card base to decide where to put all the pieces.
~Use Tombow Glue to attach the Leaves and Flowers.
~Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach your sentiment.
Your Card is finished.

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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.

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.

 

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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