Bookmarks Video

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.

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

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.

Get your Bookmark making supplies from My Online Store.

June 2018 Paper Pumpkin

The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is fun!  It also coordinates with the Broadway Bound Suite.

I made two cards.  This first one I did almost as pictured in the instructions.
June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Card

The second one I did a couple of different things.  I did not feel like stamping the White Banner, so I embossed it with the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder and my Big Shot.  After I put the card together I decided it needed something else so I used my Lovely Lipstick Marker to draw some lines around the embossed hexagons.  I only put on one balloon.
June Paper Pumpkin Alternative card

I gave my 7 year old granddaughter a 3 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription for her birthday in May.  She received her first Kit on Monday.  She is SO EXCITED to get her own mail AND it has crafting supplies!  She is happiest when she does some coloring or crafting every day.  I am not kidding.  Here is her version of the card.  She even decorated the card.  She is giving it to a friend for her birthday soon.
Camilla's June 2018 Paper Pumpkin card

Inside Camilla's June 2018 Paper Pumpkin cardSo get a Paper Pumpkin Subscription for you, a friend, or a child.  You can choose from PrePaid for either 1, 3, 6, or 12 months.  Or choose the Monthly subscription.  Get a surprise craft kit in the mail every month!

My NEW Catalog Order

I received my NEW Catalog Order last week with lots of fun NEW Toys!  I really did not get to play with anything yet as my daughter was in the hospital Monday  through Friday with her NEW Baby Boy.  I was home alone with the other two boys.  We did fairly well for the most part, though now they are pretty clingy to their mother now and only want her to help them.

Here is a picture of the Three Brothers.  I forgot how creative you have to be when working with children.
Three Brothers

Here are the NEW things I found in my Stampin’ Up! box:
~Stampin’ Write NEW Color Marker Assortment  #147160  includes NEW Insert for Many Marvelous Markers Case
Stampin' Write Markers NEW Color Assortment
~Enjoy Life Photopolymer stamp set #148190
Enjoy Life stamp set
~Calligraphy Essentials stamp set  Wood Mount #146780, Clear Mount #146783  and Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit #146857
Calligraphy Essentials stamps and Project Ket
~Tropical Chic Bundle:  Wood Mount Bundle #148397, Clear Mount Bundle #148399
Tropical Chic Bundle
~Abstract Impressions Photopolymer Bundle #148348
Abstract Impressions Bundle
~Painted Glass Bundle:  Wood Mount Bundle #148361, Clear Mount Bundle #148362
Painted Glass Bundle
~Serene Garden Photopolymer Bundle #148395
Serene Garden Bundle
~Floral Frames Bundle:  Wood Mount Bundle #148405, Clear Mount Bundle #148406
Floral Frames Bundle
I also got:

~Six SNAIL Refills
~both Whisper White cardstock and Thick Whisper White cardstock
~Call Me Clover cardstock & ink refill
~Blueberry Bushel cardstock & ink refill
~Poppy Parade cardstock & ink refill

Please either comment or email me which stamp set or Bundle you want for an Online Class or Local Product Class.

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Laser-Cut DSP Card Video

The Delightfully Designed Laser Cut Specialty Paper is beautiful and makes wonderfully easy, yet stunning cards!  This video will show you how to attach this paper to cardstock.

This Video is 8 minutes long

Delightfully Designed Laser Cut Specialty Paper #146907
Cardstock in the color of your choice
Tombow Glue
Two Silicone Craft Sheets #127853

1.  Lay your Laser Cut Paper on one Silicone Craft Sheet when you apply your Glue.  Move it to the other Silicone Craft Sheet to attach it to cardstock.  Otherwise glue gets on the top of your Laser Cut Paper and makes it stick to everything it touches.
2.  Use only very small dots of Glue on the back of your Laser Cut Paper to prevent it smooshing out and making a mess on your card front.

Get your Delightfully Designed Laser Cut Specialty Paper and other Card Making supplies from My Online Store.

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

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

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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Stained Glass Butterfly Card

I loved coloring this Stained Glass Butterfly Card using the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum!  Grab some Stampin’ Blends in the colors you want and have fun coloring your own Stained Glass Card!  You can also use Stampin’ Write Markers  to color your Stained Glass.  Just remember to set your colored Vellum aside to dry or heat dry the Marker coloring.
Stained Glass Butterfly Card

Stampin’ Blends:  Pool Paty Combo Pack #144605
Old Olive Combo Pack #144597
Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack #144602
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack #144603
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack #144599
Night of Navy Light #144036
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Graceful Glass Designer Vellum #146344
Adhesive:  SNAIL

1. Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Use your paper trimmer to cut the Vellum sheet in half.
3.  Color with your Stampin’ Blends Markers (or Stampin’ Write Markers):
~Butterfly Wings:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
~Butterfly body: Night of Navy Light
~Flowers: Rich Razzleberry
~Leaves: Old Olive
~Upper Corners: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
~Sky & Sky Blocks: Pool Party. I alternatGeted the Dark and the Light Pool Party to get this look.
~Edge Rectangles: Rich Razzleberry
4.  Attach with SNAIL – It won’t show through! Trim off top and bottom edges.
Your Card is finished.

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Attaching Ribbons Video

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.

This video is almost 9 minutes long.

Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon #147016
5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon  Whisper White #146912, Very Vanilla #147629
Black 1/8″ Cord #146350

Check out all the NEW Ribbons in My Online Store and buy some you like to try these Attaching Ribbon Techniques with.

Graceful Glass Iris Card

We used this sheet of Graceful Glass Designer Vellum at Class.  They had the option to make a card or a book mark. They chose to make a bookmark.  I chose to make a card.  This is a fun paper to color on!  We used Blends Markers for our coloring.  The original Blends Marker colors are available again. The NEW blends Colors will be available mid-June.

*Detailed With Love Bundle:  includes stamps + Detailed Trio Punch. Wood Mount Bundle #148327, Clear Mount Bundle #148328
Stamps: *Detailed With Love  Wood Mount #146603, Clear Mount #146606
Blends Markers:Rich Razzleberr Combo Pack #144602
Old Olive Combo Pack #144597
Daffodil Delight Dark #144603
Pool Party Light #144595
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Graceful Glass Designer Vellum #146344146320
Punch:  *Detailed Trio #145320
Adhesive: SNAIL

1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at4-1/4″. Use the corner rounder on the Detailed Trio Punch to round all four corners on your card base. Just make sure each cardstock side touches each raised divider edge part on the Punch and that your cardstock is pushed all the way back.
2.  Cut your Graceful Glass Vellum Strip 1-1/2″ x 6″.  Color as desired using the Blends Markers.
3.  Lay out your Colored Graceful Glass Vellum Strip and decide where to stamp your sentiment.  Stemp your sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink.  Attach your Colored VellumStrip with SNAIL.
Your card is finished.

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Paper Elephant for the Kids to make

I am sure you have probably seen the person blowing the Paper Elephant’s Trunk on Facebook.  I was disappoinged there really were not any directions or measurements.  It took me about 30 minutes to figure it out.  So….Summer is here and the kids are home from school.  Here is an Elephant for them to make and play with.  The Template gives the general measurements, but they are only guidelines EXCEPT for the 5-1/2″ measurement at the bottom of the page which helps form the basic Elephant head shape.  The Kids can also turn the Elephant into imaginary animals if they want.  You can even give prizes for the most original, most realistic, best decorated, best coloring, Trunk moves the best, etc.
Elephant Head Front

Elephant Head Back

Elephant Head Side View

Two 8-1/2 ” x 11″ pieces of paper:  Printer paper or light-weight patterned paper works best especially for the trunk.
Scissors or paper trimmer
Simply Scored or Paper Trimmer with scoring blade
Tombow Glue
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Markers, Colored Pencils, etc to decorate your Elephant.
Print 2 Page Template
Elephant Template Page 1

Elephant Template Page 2

1.  Choose your paper.
~You will need an 8-1/2″ x 11 piece for the head and a 4″ x 11″ piece for the Trunk and the straw holder.
~For the Elephant Head and Ears you can use any weight of paper.
~The paper for the Trunk should be light-weight similar to Printer Paper.  The lighter-weight the Trunk paper is, the easier it is to blow and have it move.  Let’s admit this is the fun part and the point of the whole Elephant.
Elephant Head
2.  On the 11″ edge of the paper make a mark in the center at 5-1/2″.  Or you can partially fold it in half and make a small creast in the center.
3.  Draw a line from the center mark at the bottom to each of the corners on the top edges.  Cut on those lines.
4. Fold up the bottom point to the back side of the Elephant.  Glue it down.
5.  Fold your Ears down from the top two corners.
6.  Color or decorate your Elephant Head.
Elephant Trunk
7.  Cut a 2″ x 11″ piece for the Trunk.  Roll it around a pencil leaving the last 2″ or so flat.  Look at the picture so the Trunk will curl the correct way.  Although you can experiment with positioning if you want.  Glue the top 2″ to the back of the Elephant Head on top of the Point you folded up and glued down.  Try to get it on straight so it will move better when you blow on it.
Straw Holder
8.  There are two ways you can make the straw Holder. Both are 2″ wide.  It si nice if the paper is cardstock weight or heavy printer paper.
~Flat.  This is the simplest, but the straw moves around more.  Cut a 2″ x 11″ piece of paper.  Measure it so it sticks out about 1/2″ past the bottom of the Elephant Head and onto the Trunk and ends at the top of the Head or a little below.   Put Tear & Tape on both the long edges.  Put the straw down the center of the back of the Elephant Head and put the paper over it.  Tape down one side, then with the straw down the center, tape down the other side.  Now blow through the straw and watch the Trunk move!
~Triangle.  Cut a 2″ x 11″ piece of paper.  Make Score lines down the 11″ length at 1/2″, 1″, 1-1/2″.  Fold the Score Lines.  Measure the length of your Elephant Head down the center back and about 1/2″ onto the Trunk.  Cut it off there.  Use Tear and Tape along one of the fold lines on the outside section.  Attach it to the other edge with the sections overlapping and forming a triangle.  Attach a strip of Tear & Tape along the back side of the Triangle (you choose which is the back side.)  Attach it down the center back of the Elephant Head sticking out about 1/2″ or so onto the Trunk.  Put the straw in the Triangle and blow to make the Elephant Trunk move.

Have Fun!! See how many different Paper Elephants you can make!

Stamp with Markers

Have you wondered how to get two or more different colors on your stamped image?  The Stamp with Markers Technique will give you great results every time!  This is an easy Technique to use with both Rubber and Photopolymer stamps.  Try it out today!  You can SHOP from the NEW Catalog TODAY!!

This Video is 9 minutes long.

Stampin’ Write Markers in your choice of colors
Stamps of your choice
Stamps Used in Video:
Flourishing Phrases  Wood Mount #141531, Clear Mount #141534
Love What You Do  Photopolymer #148042  Available TODAY!!
2018-2020 In Color Markers #147159  Available TODAY!!

1.  Use the larger Brush Tip of your Marker and color with the side NOT the tip.  If you color with the Marker Tip you will damage your Marker.
2.  When you are finished coloring your stamp, open you mouth wide and blow while moving the stamp in front of your mouth.  Do this 5-6 times to remoisten the ink.  (You can always pretend you are the Big Bad Wolf and are huffing and puffing to blow the house down.  Open wide!)
3.  The coloring process is the same for both Rubber and Photopolymer stamps.
4.  DO NOT use Stampin’ Blends to color your stamps as they will damage your stamps!!!!

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Sketch #21-Three Panel Card

This time I made the Sketch and Color Combo first, then made the card.  I usually do make the card first, then determine tha Sketch and Color Combo from the card I made.  It was fun doing it the other way around this time.  I will be doing it this way through July.  I am using a lot of the NEW Colors in the next couple of months.  If you don’t have them, choose your own Colors.
Sketch #21-Three Panel Card

*=Available June 1st at Noon Utah Time
**=Available between June 1st and mid-June
  *Love  What You Do Photopolymer #148042
Ink: Memento Black
Blends Markers:  **Bermuda Bay Combo Pack #144600
**Old Olive Dark #144573
Cardstock:  *Soft Sea Foam #146988
*Coastal Cabana #131297
So Saffron
Adhesive:  SNAIL

1.  Cut your Soft Sea Foam card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card front at 3-1/4″ x 5-1/4″.  Center on card base.
3.  Cut one piece of So Saffron cardstock at 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Cut two pieces of So Saffron at 1-1/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Stamp and color with Blends Markers.
4.  Attach So Saffron pieces to Coastal Caban card front.  I attached the two smaller outside pieces first, then centered the larger piece in between them.
Your Card is finished.

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These Sketches and Color Challenges are also on my Facebook Page every Saturday afternoon.

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.

Daisy Card

This Daisy card is easy to make and it is easy to get a 3D look for the Daisy on the Card.  The stamp set and Punch are available at 10% savings as a bundle until May 31st, 2018.

This Video is 8-1/2 minutes long.

Bundle #145361:  Daisy Delight Photopolymer stamp set + Daisy Punch
Stamps: Daisy Delight Photopolymer #143669
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Old Olive
Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Old Olive
Big Shot:  Petal Pairs Embossing Folder #145656
Punch:  Daisy #143713
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Hold each Daisy Petal about 1/4″ from the flower center.  Curl with your Bone Folder to the tip of the Petal.  Do this for all Petals.  If you do it right, the flower will stand up like a spider.  (Luckily this isn’t creepy or crawly!)
2.  The easiest way to put the flowers together is to put Glue Dots behind the center of the top flower.  Light lay each of the Petals in the top flower so they are between the Petals on the bottom flower.  Whe they are positioned how you like them, press the flower centers together to attach them with the Glue Dots.

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Sparkly Unicorn Birthday Card

This Sparkly Unicorn Birthday Card is for my granddaughter’s birthday on Monday.  It is made using lots of retiring items, some of which are now unavailable.  But due to my brain not working today I will just post the picture.  It is a simple card to make and most little girls will love it.  It is made with the Magical Day Bundle and the Sunshine and Rainbows Bundle.  I did the coloring with Blends Markers.  If you need more details, please Email Me and tell me the title and date of this post.

Sparkly Unicorn Birthday Card

So have some fun dancing like a Unicorn  in the Sparkly clouds while crafting today!

Sketch #20-Graceful Glass Card

The card for Sketch #20 was one I made at OnStage using the NEW Graceful Glass Designer Vellum and Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  The Vellum was colored with Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick Blends Markers.  All the products for this card will be available June 1st.
Sketch #20

Graceful Glass Card for Sketch #20

*=These products available June 1, 2018
Stamps:  *Painted Glass   Wood Mount #147458, Clear Mount #147461
Ink:  Memento Black
Blends Markers:  *Lovely Lipstick Dark #147026
*Pineapple Punch Dare #147030
Cardstock:  *Lovely Lipstick #146970
*Pineapple Punch #146971
Whisper White
*Graceful Glass Designer Vellum #146344
Embellishments:  *Black 1/8″ Cord #146350
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Lovely Lipstick card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Graceful Glass Vellum on the pattern lines – about 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Color with  your Blends Markers.  I colored the diamonds Pineapple Punch.  The area surrounding the diamonds is colored with Lovely Lipstick.  I left the thin stipes uncolored.  Attach to your card base with SNAIL.
3.  Cut your Whisper White cardstock at 3/4″ x 2-1/2″.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink.
4.  Cut your Pineapple Punch Banner at 1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Cut the notches from the end with Paper Snips.  Attach to Whisper White layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Attach your Black Cord with Glue Dots.  Attach the layered sentiment over the cord.
Your card is finished.

So put these Graceful Glass Vellum and other product item numbers on your Shopping List for June 1st Ordering in My Online Store.

Balloon Birthday

We made this fun Balloon Birthday Card at my May Stamp Class.  It was a hit!  Choose the favorite color of your Birthday Card recepient and choose a few shades of the same color.  I will probably be making this in shades of Green for my grandson’s birthday on Friday and pinks and purples for my granddaughter’s birthday later this month.  Have fun playing with colors when making this card!
Birthday Balloon card

Stamps:  Perennial Birthday  Wood Mount #145757, Clear Mount #145760
Inks:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Dapper Denim Marker
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Bermuda Bay
Island Indigo
Dapper Denim
Punch:  Balloon Bouquet #140609
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

1. Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.  Watch This Video if you need help making a card base.
2. Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4” x 5”. Stamp Happy Birthday in Island Indigo ink. Choose one of the small stamps and stamp with Pool Party ink.  Attach to card base.
3.  Punch 1 Balloon each from Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, and Dapper Denim cardstock. Attach to card front.  Draw Balloon strings with Fine Tip of your Marker.
Your card is finished.

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Classic Label Punch: Shorter or Longer Video

Have you ever wished the Classic Label Punch came in a variety of lengths?  Well, your problem is solved-without spending any more money or using up more space for all the punches this would involve!  Follow the quick tips on this video to punch both Shorter AND Longer sentiments with your Standard size Classic Label Punch.  Enjoy using this Punch Technique on your cards.

This Video is 3 minutes 15 seconds long.

Stamp sets used:  Birthday Banners  Photopolymer #141506
Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Call Me Clover NEW In Color available June 1st.
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
NOTE: The Birthday Banner stamp I used was not  meant to be straight.  I pulled it straight as I put it on my stamp block.

1.  Cut your cardstock 3/8″ wide.  This is between the 1/4″ and the 1/2″ mark on your ruler or Paper Trimmer.  Leave it longer than you need it to be.  This extra length gives you something to hold on to.  If the length is too short, attach your 3/8″ cardstock to a Post-It Note so you have something to hole onto.
2.  You can put the strip in several ways:
~Stick it in through the top between the metal layers where the punching occurs.  Make sure the strip is lined up in the hole which will form the punched shape.
~Stick the strip in through the side.  Pull up the end that went in first.  Line up the other end with the pointed Punch hole.  Line up the strip so it is straight in the punch hole ditch.  Punch.
~Stick the Punched end in first, then line up the other end so it is where you want to punch.  Again, make sure the strip is lined up with the sides of the punch hole.  Punch
3.  The Classic Label is the perfect size for Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Would you like to learn MORE Techniques?  Check out The Creative Technique Corner with 77 Techniques and two NEW Techniques added each month.

Amazing You Card

Give this Amazing You Card to someone who is Amazing!  You can stamp a sentiment in the upper left corner for Mother’s Day or a Birthday if you want.  Choose the favorite colors of your Amazing person.
Amazing You Card in pinks

Cardstock:  Verry Vanilla
Thick Very Vanilla
Rose Red
Blushing Bride
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144144 (Retiring May 31 or while supplies last. )
Big Shot:  Celebrate You Thinlits #146840 (Available June 1st.  Also a Sale-a-bration item this past January through March)
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4”.
2. Cut your Bundle of Love DSP at 4” x 5-1/4”. Attach to card base.
3. Cut your Very Vanilla card front at 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”.
4. Die Cutting-Amazing You.
~Cut a 2” x 6” piece of Rose Red cardstock AND Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  Rub both sides of the Adhesive Sheet with your Bone Folder.  Peel off the words from the Adhesive Sheet and place the sticky part to your Rose Red cardstock.  Use the Framelits to cut out Amazing and You.  I usually run it back and forward four times to be sure it cuts completely through.
5. Die Cut Chair.
~Cut a 2-1/4” x 2-1/4” piece of both Blushing Bride cardstock AND Adhesive Sheet.  Repeat the above steps to attach Adhesive Sheet to cardstock.  Use the Chair Thinlit this time and run through your Big Shot as you did the Amazing You.  Remove the excess pieces from the Thinlit and the die cut chair.
6. Lay the die cuts on your Very Vanilla card front in the position you want them. Peel the backing of each die cut and attach to your card front.
7. Attach your card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.

Check out the Last Chance Retiring Products and the Clearance Rack of My Online Store.  Retiring Products available while supplies last.  The Clearance Rack has great deals on select products.  Stampin’ Up! is clearing out their warehouse to make room for all the NEW Catalog Products available June 1st.

Flower & Vellum Card

We made this Flower & Vellum Card at Stamp Class on Friday.  I am so sad this Remarkable You stamp set is retiring.  It is one of my favorites to use for a variety of techniques.  This time it is just colored with markers.  This would also be a nice Mother’s Day card.  Just change the sentiment.
Flower and Vellum card

Stamps:  Remarkable You  Wood Mount #139891, Clear Mount #139894  (retiring)
Birthday Banners  Photopolymer #141506
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Rich Razzleberry
Garden Green
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Rich Razzleberry
Vellum #101856
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder #143704
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

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 Vellum at 4” x 5-1/4”. Run through your Big Shot-(Big Shot Platform-remove Thin Die Adapter (Multipurpose Platform with Tab 1 Open), Dynamic Embossing Folder, Cutting Plate.  Yes, only use ONE cutting plate.
3. Attach to your card base with Glue Dots at each corner.
4. Stamp your flower using Memento ink. Color with Markers.  Cut out with Circle Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
5. Stamp your sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink. Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals (or Mini Dimensionals) to the back.
6. Lay out your flower and sentiment where you want them. Attach.
Your card is finished

Here is the card my DIL made at class.  She colored around the edges with a Marker, then used an Aqua Painter to soften the Marker lines.
Easter Lily Card

Get all your Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.  Remember this Stamp set is only available until May 31st.

Stampin’ Up!’s New Ink Pads Video

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.

Check out the Retiring Items and Clearance Rack in My Online Store today.  The Clearance Rack includes discounts on the products.  Some Retiring Items are also discounted.

Just think…. if you joined my Team today you could choose $125 in product including all the NEW Colors – Ink Pads, Ink Refills, Cardstock….. PLUS choose from select stamps, bundles, and accessories from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Eleven Pages of fun choices.  Email me today to find out how to get NEW things ahead of time!