Coloring Your Embossing Folder Video

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.

CARDSTOCK MEASUREMENTS:
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
Rich Razzleberry
Garden Green
Scallop Rectangle Video

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Mother’s Day Card

This is the prototype for my Mother’s Day Cards.  This one will be for my Mom because she likes pastels.  I will change the colors for each of my daughters and daughters-in-laws because they like totally different colors.  Hopefully I will remember to take a picture before I mail them out.
Mother's Day Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802  (Retiring May 31, 2018-I am SO sad!)
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Powder Pink
Whisper White
Wild Wasabi (retiring)
Berry Burst
Fresh Fig
Big Shot:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits #143774
May Flowers Framelits #140276
Petal Pairs embossing folders #145656
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies #141701
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet #144106 (Optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Powder Pink card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Powder Pink card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use one of the Petal Pair embossing folders on one side of your card front and run it through the Big Shot.  Repeat with the other side.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Die cut your flower pieces and leaves.
~Wild Wasabi Leaves:  Cut three leaves with the May Flowers Framelits.
~Berry Burst top flower layer:  Use both the flower petal die AND the framelit that fits around it to cut out this flower.  You can put 1-1/2″ x 2″ piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock BEFORE cutting.  This will turn it into a sticker.  Otherwise just glue it onto the bottom flower layer.
~Fresh Fig bottom flower layer:  Use the same Framelit that went around the flower petal die to cut this layer.
~Attach top flower layer to bottom flower layer.
~Attach leaves to the back of the flower.  I used Tombow Glue.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the flower.
~Now cut the desired Stitched Shapes Circle in Powder Pink.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Stamp your Happy Mother’s Day on Whisper White cardstock in Berry Burst ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Put it all together:
~Lay all the pieces on your embossed card front where you want them.
~Put Tombow Glue on the back of the Doily in the center circle.  Attach to card front.
~Attach the Stitched Shapes Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals centering over the Doily.
~Attach the Flower and Leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the flower and put on the Stitched Shapes Circle.
~Attach your sentiment with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals towards the bottom of the card.
Your Card is finished.
5.  Envelope-Optional:  Emboss your envelope flap with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders.

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April Paper Pumpkin

April’s Paper Pumpkin was pretty fun to make.  It has 5 different card styles and a box to put them in.  You can also cut these small 3″ x 6″ card bases in half and use on regular size card bases.  You could also attach one of the envelopes to a regular card base with one of the small cards inside or even just a 3″ x 3″ piece of stamped cardstock inside.  There are lots of possibilities with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit.
April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Card Box and Envelopes

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I used the Kit supplies plus Paper Snips and my own glue dots and SNAIL.

CARD 1-ISLAND INDIGO STRIPED CARD BASE
April 2018 Paper Pumpkin CardKit pieces:  Striped Island Indigo card base
Large White Circle die cut
Island Indigo Anchor die cut
White Banner die cut
Make the Card:
~Twine was placed below the Large White circle in the sample on the instructions.  I did not do this.
~Attach the Anchor to the Large White Circle with Glue Dots.  Attach to card base.
~Stamp “Thanks” and two hearts on the White Banner.  Attach the Banner over the Anchor.

CARD 2-WAVES AND HEARTS CARD BASE
April Paper Pumpkin CardKit Pieces:  Waves and Hearts card base.
Calypso Coral Anchor
Twine
Make the Card:
~Thread Twine through Anchor.  Tie a knot.
~Attach Anchor to card base
~Stamp sentiment on bottom right corner of card base.

CARD 3-WAVY STRIPED CARD BASE
April Paper Pumpkin CardKit Pieces:  Wavy Striped card base
Rectangle die cut
Banner die cut
Make the Card:
~Stamp a Lighthouse on the Rectangle die cut.  Attach to card base.
~Stamp a sentiment on the Banner.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

CARD 4-GOLD RAYS CARD BASE
April Paper Pumpkin CardKit Pieces:  Calypso Coral Lighthouse
Banner
Make the Card:
~Attach the Lighthouse to the card base.
~Stamp a sentiment on the Banner.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

CARD 5-ISLAND INDIGO PRINT CARD BASE
April Paper Pumpkin CardKit Pieces:  Island Indigo Print card base
Lifesaver die cut
Banner die cut
Twine
Make the Card:
~Put Glue Dots on the back of the Lifesaver behind the white sections.  Attach your Twine so it loops out beyond the Lifesaver die cut.  Try to make them even.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals over teh Glue Dots and Twine.  Attach to card base.
~Stamp a sentiment on your Banner die cut.  Attach to Life Saver with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

CARD BOX
April Paper Pumpkin Card BoxBox:
~Crease all score lines with your Bone Folder.  Fold into shape so you will know how it folds and everything attaches.
~Peel Adhesive backing off one end.  Fold end up.  Fold small tabs in over end.  Carefully fold Adhesive side down, making sure corner edges meet before folding down the adhesive part.
~Repeat with the other end.
Box Cover:
~Fold Box Cover and crease all folds with your Bone Folder.
~Get the Island Indigo Anchor and punch out the hole at the top.
~Stamp the Small White Circle die cut with a decoration-such as the sailboat-and a small sentiment.
~Tie the twine around the Box Cover parallel to the open edges leaving enough Twine to tie a bow.  Thread the Anchor and Small Circle die cuts through one side of the Twine.  Tie Twine into a bow.  I attached the Anchor with some Glue Dots.

FINISHING
~Match each card with an envelope and stack the five cards.  There are three envelope colors to choose from.  Insert them into the box.
~Slide the Box Cover over the box.
~You can now give this as a gift or save to use the cards and attach them to gifts or just give to someone needing to feel you care for them.

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Scallop Rectangle Video

Have you wished Stampin’ Up! made Scallop Rectangle Framelits?  You can make YOUR OWN Scallop Rectangles using your Layering Squares Framelits!  It is EASY!!  Watch this short video to learn how.

This Video is 4 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Whisper White or your choice
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Other:  Paper Snips

TIPS:
NOTE:  Use your Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter (Or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed), and a top and bottom Cutting Plate to cut your Scallop Rectangle.
1.
  Cut your cardstock at least 3-1/2″ wide and 1/4″ longer than you want your Rectangle.
2.  Put your Framelit on the cardstock close to the center of your Big Shot.
3. Make sure your cardstock and Scallop Square Framelit are lined up straight on your Big Shot Platform.
4.  Leave at least 1/16″ cardstock showing between the Cutting Plate and the inside edge of your Framelit.  Run through your Big Shot.
5.  Trim off excess cardstock beside Scallop cuts.
6.  Turn your Framelit upside down so you see the Scallop Cutting Edges.  Place your partially cut Scallop cardstock on the Framelit lining up at least 2 Scallops on each side depending on how long you want your Scallop Rectangle to be.
7.  Place Framelit and cardstock on Big Shot Platform and cutting plate with cardstock still lined up in the Framelit Scallops.  Make sure the cardstock is lined up straignt.  Cover the part of the cardstock you want cut with the top Cutting plate leaving a gap between the edge of the cutting plate and the inside edge of the Framelit.  Run through your Big Shot.  Take out your Scallop Rectangle and use on your project.

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Sketch #18 Thank You Card

Here is a quick and easy card to make for Sketch #17 which I made a Thank You card.  I added a layer of Designer Series Paper to the card which is not in the Sketch.
Sketch Challenge #18

Sketch #18, Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  One Big Meaning  Wood Mount #138788, Clear Mount #139420
Lovely Friends Photopolymer #143763
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Dapper Denim
Color Theory 6×6 Designer Series Paper #144193
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Adhesives:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Color Theory card layer at 4″ x 5-1/2″
~Color Theor strip 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Trim 1/4″ off each end
~Stamp Thank You in Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with the 2nd from the smallest Stitched Shapes Square Framelit.
~Cut a Dapper Denim Stitched Shapes Square using the 2nd largest Framelit.
2.  Put it all together:
~Attach the Color Theory card layer to the card base.
~Attach the Color Thoery strip to the center of the card front.
~Stamp the small “Yes, You” stamp multiple times in Dapper Denim ink on the card layer both above and below the strip.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionald on the back of both squares.  Layer together and attach to card front.
Your card is finished.

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Pink Butterfly Card

This simple, yet pretty Pink Butterfly Card is quick to make and uses few supplies.  Try making it with different ink and paper colors to make your own version.
Pink Butterfly Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Watercolor Wings  Photopolymer #139424
Inks: Sweet Sugarplum
Berry Burst
Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Powder Pink
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144143
Big Shot:  Bold Butterfly Framelits #138135
Ahdesives:  SNAIL
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Powder Pink card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your DSP at 2″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach about 1/8″ from card base fold.
3. Butterfly: Stamp on Whisper White cardstock.
~Get out the 3 stamps for the large butterfly.
~Stamp the largest, most solid stamp in Sweet Sugarplum.
~Stamp the outside wings in Berry Burst lining up the stamp outside edges.
~Stamp the inside wings in Rich Razzleberry.
~Cut out with the Bold Butterfly Framelit.
~Now stamp the Butterfly Body in Rich Razzleberry ink.  If you stamp the body before you cut it out, the body is usually too high or too low and parrt gets cut off when you die cut.
~Bend at the sides of the body.
~Apply 3 Glue Dots to the back of the body and attach to your card front.
4.  Stamp the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink in the lower right corner.
Your card is finished.

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Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp

Stampin’ Up! is updating its Color Collections to stay on trend in the world of color!  There is also a NEW Ink Pad design as the old ink pad mold was expiring.  Here is what Stampin’ Up! has to say:

“The Colors are Evolving.  The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!

“In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, we decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.

“With this revamp, you’ll have a new variety of shades that will inspire creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting.”

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

1-On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.

This means ink pads, ink refills, cardstock, and accessories in these colors are going away for good.  Get your Favorites while they are still available.  They may sell out quickly.

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum

*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.

Because of the NEW Ink Pad Design ALL ink pads whether staying or retiring are on the Last Chance List and are available while supplies last or until May 31, 2018.

2-Returning In Colors.

There are no changes to the In Color program. Every two years we will continue to introduce five new In Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.

We also have previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

3-The Color Collections.

Stampin’ Up! decided to make a “Basics” Collection with Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White which left room for 3 more colors in the Core Collections.  Take a look here.  Notice some colors moved from one collection to a different one AND the Neutrals Collection has some color!

IN COLORS

NEW COLORS

COLOR COLLECTIONS

 

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Fresh Fig Butterfly card

My Stamp Class featured Butterflies and Flowers so I had to use this Butterfly Thinlit for one of the cards.  We also learned how to use the Big Shot Die Brush #144262 to remove all the little pieces from the Butterfly die cut.
Fresh Fig Butterfly Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Love  Wood Mount #143799, Clear Mount #143802
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Sweet Sugarplum
Berry Burst
Fresh Fig
Big Shot:  Butterflies Thinlits #137360
Garden Trellis embossing folder #143741
Punch:  Scallop 1-3/8″ Circle #146139
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets OR Tombow Glue OR Fine Tip Glue
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Berry Burst card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Sweet Sugarplum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  (Choose any embossing folder you want.)  Glue onto card base.
~Fresh Fig.  Put a piece of 4″ x 4-1/2″ Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock if desired, then Cut out the largest Butterfly from Fresh Fig cardstock with your Big Shot.  (NOTE: If you don’t use the Adhesive Sheet on the back of your Butterfly before cutting, you will need to use one of the Glues to attach it to your card.)
~Stamp Consider Yourself Hugged on Whisper White cardstock in Berry Burst ink.  Punch out with the Scallop Circl Punch.  Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
2.  Put it all together:
~Lay out Butterfly and sentiment on card front in the position you want them.  Attach.
Your card is finished.
3. Envelope (Optional):  Use the Garden Trellis embossing folder and emboss your envelope flap.  Watch This Video if you need instructions.

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The Retiring List is Out!!

The Retiring List came out yesterday at 1:00 pm Utah Time. I was in the car for a LONG time on the ways home from OnStage so I was unable to post yesterday as there was no internet available most of the way.

Here are copies of the documents if you want them.

Remember that EVERYTHING on the lists is only available while supplies last.  Some things will go quickly, some won’t.  Retiring ink pads, refills, and cardstock have some items in low supply already.

Retiring Occasions Catalog Products  pdf    xlsx

Retiring Annual Catalog Products  pdf  xlsx

The Excel xlsx files will want you to save them to your device.

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Vellum Butterfly Card

We made this Vellum Butterfly card at my last Downline Meeting.  This two layer Butterfly uses Designer Series Paper (DSP()for the bottom layer and Vellum for the top layer.  The Butterfly body and antennas are made from 1/8″ Ribbon.  Choose your DSP and coordinating cardstock and make your own Vellum Butterfly card.
Vellum Butterfly Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Sweet Sugarplum
Berry Burst
Vellum Cardstock #101856
Petal Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144168
Big Shot:Bold Butterflies Framelits #138135
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder #145649
Ribbon:  Choose a coordinating color of 1/8″ Ribbon.  I used the Bermuda Bay Sale-a-bration Ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Cut your Sweet Sugarplum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1//2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your DSP and Vellum Butterflies at the same time with the Bold Butterfly Framelit.
~Cut your Berry Burst card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Scatter Sequins Dynamic embossing folder.  Remember to leave out the bottom cutting plate.  Use your Big Shot Platform with NO Thin Die Adapter (OR Multipurpose Platform with both tabs open), cardstock inside the Dynamic embossing folder, then top cutting plate.  Glue to card base.
~Stamp your sentiment in Berry Burst ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with the coordinating Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
2. Assemble your Butterfly.
~Put 3 Glue Dots down the center of your DSP Butterfly Body.  Attach your Vellum Butterfly.
~Fold both Butterlies along the sides of the body so they bend as shown.
~Put a Glue Dot on the Butterfly and the end of the tail on both the Vellum and the back of the DSP.  Wrap your Ribbon around leaving 2-3″ of ribbon on both ribbon ends up by the butterfly head for the antenna.  Tie a knot.  Put a Glue Dot under the knot and Glue Dots beside the knot on each antenna.  Position the antennas and press down on all three Glue Dots.  Trim the antennas.
3.  Lay out your Butterfly and sentiment die cut on your card front.
~Attach your Butterfly with Glue Dots.
~Attach your sentiment die cut with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.

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My OnStage Swaps

I ran out of time to make a video for this week, so I decided to post the swaps I made with help from some friends.  The originals will be later-one Monday, one is for Sketch #18.  See you next week!

Vellum Butterfly Card
Vellum Butterfly Card Swaps

Use any Designer Series Paper under Vellum for your Butterfly.  Use coordinating cardstock for your card front and card base.
Stamps:  Label Me Pretty
Birthday Blooms
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Old Olive
Berry Burst
Petal Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack #144168
Vellum #101856
Big Shot:  Bold Butterfly Framelits #138135
Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #145649
Punch:  Pretty Label #143715
Ribbon: Whisper White 1/8” Sheer Ribbon #144172
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
Mini Glue Dots #103683
Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

See Monday, April 9, 2018 Blog Post for Instructions.

Sketch #18 Color Theory Cards
Color Theory Cards, Sketch #18

This is a great sketch to adapt and use with any papers, colors, and stamps.
Stamps: One Big Meaning  Rubber: Wood Mount #138788, Clear Mount #139420
Lovely Friends  Photopolymer #143763
Cardstock:  Whisper White card base
Color Theory 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack #144193
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

VARIATIONS:
Berry Burst:  Berry Burst ink and cardstock
Crushed Curry:  Crushed Curry ink, Chocolate Chip ink, Crushed Curry cardstock
Dapper Denim:  Dapper Denim ink and cardstock
Old Olive:  Always Artichoke cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Measurements:
Strip:  1-1/2” x 5-1/2”
Background Paper:  4” x 5-1/2”

See April 18. 2018 Blog Post for complete instructions.  

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Sketch #17 Thanks Friend

Here is Card for Sketch #17: Thanks for being a Great Friend.  This does have multiple layers, but is pretty quick to make with all the cutting measurements provided.
Sketch #17
Thanks Friend Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Window Shopping  Wood Mount #142920, Clear Mount #143265
Ink:  Memento Black
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Lemon Lime Twist
Daffodil Delight
Old Olive
Big Shot:Oh My Starts embossing folder #143710
Embellishments:  2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows #144217
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049  OR Stamparatus
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cutting Measurements:
~Old Olive card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″.
~Daffodil Delight card layer 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Lemon Lime Twist mat 3″ x 3-1/4″
~Whisper White 2-3/8″ x 2-5/8″
2.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black on the 2-3/8″ x 2-5/8″ Whisper White using your Stamp-a-ma-jig to position your stamp perfectly.
3.  Run your 3-3/4″ x 5″ Daffodil Delight through your Big Shot with the Oh My Stars embossing folder.
4.  Put it all together:
~Layer the Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist layer together with Stampin’ Dimensionals between layers and under the Lemon Lime Twist layer.
~Lay all  pieces where you want them.
~Attach the Daffodil Delight card layer to the card base with Tombow Glue.  In reality, the bottom right corner is 1″ from the bottom edge.  Maybe try 1-1/2″ up from the bottom edge so more of your Lemon Lime Twist shows over the card base.
~Attach your Layered Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Attach a Bitty Bow to the upper left corner.  I also added a Glue Dot at the end of each bow side.
Your card is finished!

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Thinking of You with Flowers

We made this Thinking of You wiht Flowers card at my last stamp class.  It is a quick and easy card that uses one stamp set and one Thinlit set and one punch and 1 piece of Designer series paper.  Choose your colors to make you own variation.
Thinking of You With Flowers

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Love  Wood Mount #143799, Clear Mount #143802
Markers:  Wild Wasabi
Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  Old Olive
Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Rose Red
Whisper White
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144147
Big Shot:  May Flowers Thinlits #140276
Punch:  1-3/4″ Circle #119850
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Tombow Glue OR Fine Tip Glue OR Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to card base.
Big Shot:
Note: If you put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of your cardstock before you die cut the flowers, you can just peel off the white backing and the flowers will be stickers.  Otherwise use glue to attach the flowers to your card front.
~Large flower from Melon Mambo cardstock.
~Smaller flower from Rose Red cardstock.
2.  Color the Thinking of you stamp:
~Wild Wasabi Marker for the Leaf Wreath.
~Melon Mambo for the words.
Stamp on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
3.  Lay out the two flowers and the stamped circle on your card front to determine where you want them.  Attach everything.
Your card is finished.

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Easter Lily Card

Would you like a simple, elegant, and colorful Easter Card?  Make your own version of this one.
Easter Lily Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Remarkable You  Wood Mount #139891, Clear Mount #139894
Sweet Little Something  Photopolymer #145848
Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Inks:  Memento Black
Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay
Crushed Curry Marker
Wild Wasabi Marker
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Garden Trellis embossing folder #143741
Ribbon:  *3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon Pack #147243 (Sale-a-bration products available until tomorrow, March 31, 2018)
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp & Cut:
~Easter Lilies:  Stamp on Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink.  Color as shown with the Crushed Curry and Wild Wasabi Markers.  Cut out each flower individually with your favorite fussy cutting scissors.  Lay on card front.
~Banner:  Stamp the Banner in Island Indigo ink on Whsiper White cardstock.  Stamp “Happy Easter” in Bermuda Bay ink inside the Banner.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the coordinating Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Lay out the flowers and the banner on your card front.  Glue the flowers in place.  Attach the Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie a bow with Bermuda Bay Ribbon.  Attach between flowers with at least 2 Glue Dots.
Your Card is Finished!
5. Envelope (Optional):  Put the Envelope Flap in the embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Watch this Video for detailed instructions.

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Striped Easter Basket Video

Have you ever make the Popcorn Box with Striped Paper and noticed that the stripes were not all straight?  It is easy if you follow the simple cut out and assembly directions in this video.  You can then use this Striped Basket for Easter or any other occasion.

This Video is 14 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144125
Big Shot:  Popcorn Box Thinlits #141473
Ribbon:  
Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon #144133
Punch:  1/4″ Circle
Adhesive:Tear & Tape #138995

TIPS:
1.  You can use either DSP or Cardstock cut 3″ x 11″ or 12″ long.

March Paper Pumpkin

I LOVED the March 5th Anniversary Paper Pumpkin Kit!  I will admit it did take me a bit to figue out where all the parts went.  The die cuts were nicely labeled, but the directions did not tell me where they all went.  Anyway, my creative juices got going and I had fun making these cards and decorative envelopes.  I really liked the HUGE amount of Stampin’ Dimensionals that came with the Kit.  I can use lots and still have plenty to finish all the cards!
March Paper Pumpkin cards

March Paper Pumpkin cardsI used the supplies that came in the kit along with scissors, a ruler, and SNAIL adhesive.  There is a ruler printed on the instructions, but I usually forget about it……

NOTES: Things I figured out AFTER making my cards.
1.  The line  divides what goes on each card set.  The larger top section is for the Pink card front on the Crumb Cake card base AND the Envelope with the swirls.
2.  The die cuts on the smaller lower section are all used on the Crumb Cake Rose Print card front and Fresh Fig card base AND the Rose Envelope.
3.  Did your ribbon come out wrinkled?  Just put SNAIL on the back to attach it and you won’t see any wrinkles.  I did figure this out while I was making the cards.  I used SNAIL to attach all the ribbon.  I was really not in the mood to iron all the ribbon as I was making these in the evening while watching TV with my DH and son.
4.  Each month Stampin’ Up! posts a short video on how to assemble the kit on pumpkinhowto.com.  I always forget to watch it before I make the cards.  Although the video does move pretty quickly, you get the general idea of how to make the cards more than from the printed instructions…. in my opinion.

HERE IS THIS MONTH’S PAPER PUMPKIN VIDEO:

PINK CARD FRONT WITH CRUMB CAKE CARD BASE
1.  Punch out the die cuts from the larger top half:
~Leaf A and Leaf B
~Pink and gold flowers
~Also the filigree Tag from the Tag sheet
2.  Stamp the flourish in Early Espresso ink in each corner.
3.  Cut two pieces of ribbon at 3-1/4″.  Hold together and trim the ends at an angle.  Lay on card front to determine position.  Place SNAIL on the back of the ribbon and attach to card front.  This will take the wrinkels out.
4.  Attach all the pieces:
I just used Stampin’ Dimensionals on all the die cuts.  You can use Glue Dots where one die cut lays on top of another die cut if you want.
~Stamp the desired sentiment on the filigree Tag.  Attach to your Pink Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the ribbon.
~Attach Leaf A towards the bottom of the Tag as shown.
~Next add the Gold Flower, then the Pink Flower on top.
~Attach the small Leaf B behind the Pink Flower.  (I did not do this and used this leaf on the other card because I had not figured things out yet.)
~Attach the Pink Card Front to the Crumb Cake card base with Dimensionals.

SWIRLS ENVELOPE
1.  Get the Envelope with the Swirls pring.
2.  Punch out the large flower die cut.  Attach to the Swirls Envelope with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Yes, use lots around the edges with a few in the center.  I should have taken a picture, but didn’t think about it.
3.  Cut  Ribbon at 3-1/2″ and trim ends as desired.  Attach to envelope with SNAIL.
4.  Punch out the Label B from the top half.  Stamp Happy Birthday.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  Attach over Ribbon.
5.  Punch out the holes in the bake of the envelope:  one will almost halfway down the back, the other on the envelope flap.
~Punch out the Green circles and the holes.  Put a brad through the Circle Hole and put the brad tabs through the envelope hole.  Hold the brad with your fingernails underneath the brad top, then spread the brad tabs.  Repeat with second brad and Geen Circle.  Tie the Thread around the brad on the envelope.  Trim end.  Wrap thread around both brads a few times.  Cut end when you like the look.  There is no measurement given in the directions.

ROSE PRINT CARD FRONT WITH FRESH FIG CARD BASE:
1.  Get the Crumb Cake Rose Print card front.
2.  Attach the pink strip about 1/2″ from the card front bottom edge.  Attach the yellow strp next to the pink strip.  Trim edges.
3,  Stamp the sentiment on the Large Label B.  Punch out the holes.  Tie a large Baker’s Twine bow in each hole.  (I am not good with the rumpled Baker’s Twine look.  You can do that if you want as per the instructions that came with the Kit.)  Put 3-4 Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Now get Leaf A and Leaf B from the bottom half.  (Note: I used the small Leaf B from the top half on my card so yours will look different.)  I put Dimensionals on the back of them.  I thin attached them to the Dimensionals on the back of the Large Label B.  I then attached them to the card front.
5.  Attach the completed card front to the Fresh Fig card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

ROSE ENVELOPE:
1.  Get the Rose Envelope.
2.  Cut your Ribbon about 3″.  Attach to envelope with SNAIL.
3.  Punch out the Lower Label B.  Stamp with Hello.  Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.  Attach over Ribbon.
4.  Punch out the holes in the bake of the envelope:  one will almost halfway down the back, the other on the envelope flap.
~Punch out the Fresh Fig circles and the holes.  Put a brad through the Circle Hole and put the brad tabs through the envelope hole.  Hold the brad with your fingernails underneath the brad top, then spread the brad tabs.  Repeat with second brad and Geen Circle.  Tie the Thread around the brad on the envelope.  Trim end.  Wrap thread around both brads a few times.  Cut end when you like the look.  There is no measurement given in the directions.

Wahoo you have finished one set of cards!!  You can finish the rest following the instructions above, or mix up the die cuts to get different looks.  You could even use your own cardstock to put the die cuts on to make stamdard size cards.  Have LOTS OF FUN with this Kit!

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Easter Bunny Card Video

The Sweet Little Something stamp set has a fun Bunny to stamp.  You can stamp in a variety of colors and still have it turn out cute as demonstrated (accidently) in the video.

This Video is 12 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
*=Sale-a-bration Product available until March 31, 2018 while supplies last.
Stamps:
  Sweet Little Something  Photopolymer #145848
Inks:  Sahara Sand
Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Flirty Flamingo or Lemon Lime Twist card base
*Springtime Foils #147193 OR  Naturally Eclectic #144185 Designer Series Papers
Big Shot:Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Punch:Classic Label #141491
Ribbon:Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon #144199Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon #144173  OR
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (optional, but nice)
Glue Dots

CARDSTOCK MEASUREMENTS:
~Card base is cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP is cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″.

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Gold & Silver Flowers & Leaves Hexagon Box

This Hexagon Box uses the Window Box Thinlits and is made using the Sale-a-bration Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Remember that Sale-a-bration ends March 31st. So get this beautiful, thick paper by then.

If you buy the Window Box Thinlits and the Punsy Punch you can choose the Springtime Foils Paper for FREE!
Gold & Silver Hexagon Window Box

Watch this video if you need help making this box.  There are also several different Hexagon Window Boxes shown to give you an idea of what you can do with the Window Box Thinlits.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper #147193 (Available while supplies last until March 31, 2018)
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:Window Box Thinlits #142762
Punch:Pansy #130698
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue OR Stampin’ Dimensionals

FLOWER INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Punch one Pansy each in Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer Paper.
2.  Curl the Gold Foil Petals with your fingers.  Using a Bone Folder will ruin the smooth gold finish.
3.  Attach the Gold Foil Pansy to the Gold Glimmer Paper Pansy, alternating petals,  with either:
~Tombow Glue: Put glue under center of Gold Foil Pansy.  Place over Glimmer Paper Pansy.  Hold in place with your fingers in the flower center for a minute or two.  I used Tombow.
~Stampin’ Dimensionals:  Place at least two under the center of the Gold Foil Pansy.  Attach to Glimmer Pansy.
4.  Attach to center top of your Hexagon Window Box.
5.  Add Clear Faceted Gems to the center of your flower making sure to press each one firmly so it stays attached.

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Panda card

Here is another Party Pandas card.  The Party Pandas stamp set is only available until March 31st and can be earned with a $50 purchase.  Notice the scalloped rectangle.  I was in the mood for somethng a little more elaborately layered than usual.  Hope you like it.
Heartfelt Panda

SUPPLIES:
*=Sale-a-bration products available until March 31, 2018
Stamps:
  *Party Panda  Wood Mount #
*Heartfelt Blooms   Wood Mount #147197, Clear Mount #147202
Ink:  Memento Black
Real Red Marker
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Punch:  Tailored Tag #145667
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Cut & Prep:
~Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White at 3-5/8″ x 5-1/2″.
~Basic Black at 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.
~Real Red at 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Stamp on Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink:
~Party Panda with envelope
~Sentiment:  Sending Heartfelt Thoughts”
Die Cut & Punch:
~Use the Stitched Shapes Square to die cut out the Party Panda.
~Punch out the sentiment. if desired, draw stitch lines with the Fine Tip of your Real Red Marker.
Real Red Scallop Rectangle
~Put the 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Real Red on your Big Shot platform with the Thin Die Adapter and bottom cutting plate.  (Multipurpose Platform=all tabs closed.)
~Lay the large Scallop Square Framelit at the top of the cardstock.
~Place your top cutting plate so it covers about 1/8″ of Real Red cardstock shows above the bottom of the Framelit.  Run through your Big Shot.  Your Real Red will be partially die cut.
~Turn your Framelit upside-down and lay your Scallops so 2-3 Scallops are in the Framelit and the rest of the Framelit is on uncut cardstock.  Lay on your Big Shot Platform with the Framelit cutting side up.  Run through your Big Shot with the top cutting plate only covering the part of the Framelit that still needs to be cut.  DO NOT cover the center part of your cardstock and Framelit with the cutting plate or you will end up with a square instead of a rectangle.  I guess I will make a video on this for April…..
2.  Assemble your card:
~Layer the Whisper White, Basic Black, and Scallop Rectangle together with SNAIL.
~Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Panda and sentiments.
~Lay out where you want them then attach.
Your card is finished!

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Waterfront Beach Scene 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 Video is almost 10 minutes long.

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