White Blizzard Snowflake Card

This White Blizzard Snowflake card is really quick and can be used for any wintery occasion just by changing the sentiment.  The Blizzard Thinlit is retiring so get it while it is still available.
White Blizzard CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle: Tags & Tidings Photopolymer #149986  This is on the retiring list too.
Ink: Call Me Clover
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Balmy Blue
Big Shot:  Blizzard Thinlit #147902
Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Balmy Blue card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and put it on the back of your card front.   Watch This Video to see how easy it is to use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.
3.  Now it is time to cut out your card front.  Put your cardstock with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the bottom.  Place your Blizzard Thinlit on the cardstock.
~Big Shot Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter, Cutting Pad/Plate, cardstock with Multipurpose Adhesive sheet on the bottom side, Thinlit, Cutting Pad/Plate.
4.  Gently remove the Snowflakes and use them in another project.
5.  Peel off the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet backing.  Put your fingers between the sticky side and your card base while you position it.  Lay down.  Rub gently with your Bone Folder to make sure the adhesive sticks.
6.  Use a Tag from the Tags * Tidings Bundle or stamp another sentiment and either punch it out or die cut it.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I put Rhinestones over the holes in the Tag.

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Stamping with Large Stamps: Tags & Tidings Video

Do you have trouble getting a good stamped image when using large stamps?  Try this easy trick to get a perfect image every time!  I am demonstrating this technique using the Tags & Tidings Bundle from the 2018 Holiday Catalog which has a large stamp and coordinating Framelit.

This Video is about 5-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Tags & Tidings  Photopolymer Bundle #
Ink: Call Me Clover
Markers:  Real Red
Shaded Spruce
Pineapple Punch
Crumb Cake

TIPS: 
1,  Lay your stamp down with the stamp facing up.  Lay your cardstock gently on top of the stamp holding it down with your fingers so it does not slide and smear the ink.  Continue holding onto the cardstock while rubbing another stamp block over the cardstock where the stamp is.  Put your fingers on the other side of the cardstock while rubbing the other half of your stamp and cardstock.  Peel the cardstock of quickly, lifting straight it straight up so you don’t drag the cardstock over the stamp and add smears to your image.
2. When die-cutting your Tags & Tidings, line up the tags in two opposite corners such as the upper right corner and the lower left corner.  Everything else will line up nicely then.  Yes, there are parts that were stamped that don’t get cut out as part of the tag.

Delicate Lace Christmas Card

I have been wanting to use my Delicate Lace Edgelits and thought they would look nice on a simple Christmas Card.  This was a relatively quick card to make.  Use your Big Shot Die Brush to help remove all the bits from the die cut lace.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Night in Bethlehem  Rubber Wood-Mount #144809, Clear-Mount #145282
Ink:  Garden Green
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Real Red
Big Shot:  Delicate Lace Edgelits #147053
Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Adhesive:
  Tombow Glue

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.  Cut two Real Red Large Lace Edgelits.  Line up the bottom flat edge with a piece of 4’1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Real Red cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot.  I ran it through 4 times:  Two times forward and two times backward.  Watch This Video for help cutting Detailed Thinlits and Edgelits.  Use your Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the little bits quickly.  Attach Edgelits to your card front as shown with Tombow Glue.  I just put Tombow along the bottom edge and on the solid center parts.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Garden Green ink in the center of your card front.
Your card is finished.

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Embossed Blizzard Thinlits Video

Would you like a Snowflake Embossed card front?  Now you can by using the Blizzard Thinlit and the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  It is pretty easy if you follow these instructions.  The look you get is amazing!

This Video is 5 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Birthday Banners  Photopolymer #141506
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue
Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Big Shot:  Embossing Mats #146327
Blizzard Thinlit #147902
Stitched Labels Framelits #146828
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

BIG SHOT SANDWICH:
1. Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter REMOVED (OR Multipurpose Platform with 1-2 tabs open)
2. White Impressions Mat (Thick white mat from Embossing Mats kit)
3. Gray Silicone Mat (from Embossing Mats kit)  If you want lightly embossed Snowflakes you can try using the Blue Silicone Mat
4. Cardstock
5. Die with cutting edge on cardstock
6. Normal Top Cutting Pad

The reason they call it a sandwich is because it is assembled like a sandwich.
The Big Shot Platform is the Plate.
The White Impressions Mat and Cutting Pad are the bread slices.
The Silicon Mat, Cardstock, and die are the meat, cheese, and lettuce.  Sorry, no condiments included on this sandwich. 😉

Find other detailed dies to use with your Embossing Mats in My Online Store.

Happy Birthday in Greens

My Daughter’s Birthday was Saturday.  Her favorite color is bright neon green.  So I made her card using Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, and Call Me Clover.  She will enjoy the mix of the Stitched elements and the corrugated background.  This Color Combination is a little too bright for my taste, but she loved it! Choose your Birthday person’s favorite colors to make your version of this card.
Kathleen's Green Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday  Photopolymer #145519
Ink:  Call Me Clover
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist
Granny Apple Green
Call Me Clover
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Stitched Labels Framelits #146828
Corrugated Embossing Folder #148026
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Call Me Clover card base at 501/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Granny Apple Green card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with the Corrugated embossing folder.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.  I laid two E Stamp Blocks on top to help the glue attach the Corrugated card front to the card base.  It just was not staying down by itself.  I was not patient enough to hold it down with my hands.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with Call Me Clover ink.  Cut it out with an Oval Stitched Shape Framelit.
4.  Cut out the largest Stitched Labels Framelit from Call Me Clover cardstock.
5.  Layer the sentiment and the Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card front with Tombow Glue.  Again, lay the blocks over the top for a few minutes.
Your Card is finished.

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Happy Thanksgiving-Color Challenge #27

This is a Thanksgiving Card that uses Color Challenge #27.  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States.  Enjoy spending time with your Family and Friends.
Color Challenge #27

Color Challenge, Thanksgiving Card, Fall Card

SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #149938Falling for Leaves Photopolymer stamp set + Detailed Leaves Thinlits 
Stamps:
    *Falling for Leaves Photopolymer #147680
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie
Gorgeous Grape Marker
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Gorgeous Grape
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Detailed Leaves Thinlits #147921
Punch:  Detailed Trio #146320
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Round the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.  Stamp one of the Three Leaves with Pumpkin Pie in the upper right corner.
3.  Cut your Whisper White label at 1-7/8″ x 2″.  Stamp your sentiment with Pumpkin Pie ink. Round the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.  Color the edges with the Gorgeous Grape Marker.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Die Cut:
~Large Leaf from Gorgeous Grape cardstock
~Two Long Leaves from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
~Lay out your sentiment and your leaves on your Whisper White card front.  Attach Leaves with Tombow Glue.
~Attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals lining up the edges and the rounded corner.
Your card is finished.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dynamic Embossing Folder Video

Do you have any Thick Dynamic Embossing Folders?  Are your results not quite as “Dynamic” as you had hoped?  Watch this video and discover the simple trick to get more “Dynamic” results.

This Video is 3 minutes 15 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Whisper White cardstock or cardstock color of your choice
Stampin’ Spritzer #126185
Water from your sink tap
Big Shot:
  Cable Knit Dynamic embossing Folder #143537

TIPS:
1.  Fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with Water.
2.  Only give 4-5 spritzes with your Stampin’ Spritzer.
3.  Use a Stampin’ Spritzer rather than a normal spray bottle.  The Spray Bottle will get the cardstock too wet making it curl as it drys. This will also make it harder lay flat when you attach it to your card.

Many Blessings Leaf Card

This is a great Fall All Occasion Card using the Lovely As A Tree and Many Blessings Stamp Sets. It is a quick card to make with minimal supplies.
Lovely as a Tree and Many Blessings cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lovely As a Tree  Rubber Wood-Mount #128655, Clear-Mount #127793
Many Blessings  Photopolymer #147775
Ink:  Memento Black
Cajun Craze
Calypso Coral
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla #144237
Cajun Craze
Optional Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesive:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp leaves in Calypso Coral ink on the card base front.  I stamped the large leaf first, then filled in the empty spaces with the small leaf.
3.  There are two ways you can do this.
~Stamp Many Blessings in Black ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Stamp your large leaf in Cajun Craze ink.  Cut out with a Layering Circle Framelit.
~Cut out the Layering Circle Very Vanilla Circle first, then stamp the words in Memento Black ink and the large leaf in Cajun Craze ink.
4.  Choose the Scallop Circle Framelit just larger than the Circle Framelit you used.  Cut this from Cajun Craze cardstock.  Layer the two circles together with SNAIL.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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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.

Spooky Cat Halloween Card

This Spooky Cat Halloween Card uses White Shimmer Paint to highlight the tree trunks and the edges of the Black Cat.
Halloween Cat Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Trick or Tweet.  Rubber  Wood-Mount #147725, Clear-Mount #147722
Ink:  Night of Navy
Frosted White Shimmer Paint #147046
Cardstock:  Night of Navy
Basic Black
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Woodland embossing folder #139673
Punches:  Cat #144666
1-1/2″ Circle #138299
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220
1/4″ thin bristled paint brush
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Punch one cat from Basic Black cardstock with the Cat Punch.
~Punch one Daffodil Delight Circle for the Moon.  Stamp your sentiment in Night of Navy ink on your Moon.
2.  Run your Night of Navy card front through the Big Shot in the Woodland embossing folder.
~Shake your Shimmer Paint bottle well.
~Use just a teeny amount of White Shimmer Paint from inside the lid to paint the Tree Trunks and Branches.
~Paint the edge of your Cat, again using just a teeny amount of paint on your brush.  Be careful not to smudge the paint.
3.  Add two Rhinestones to the cat for eyes.
4. Lay out your Cat and Moon where you want them.  Attach the Moon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach the Cat with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use half Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the Cat’s tail.
Your card is finished.

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.

You’re Spooktacular Halloween Card

Here is another cute Halloween card made by Kiev, this time with a Mummy Cat.  This card is also colored with Stampin’ Blends Markers but could be left plain, or colored with Stampin’ Write Markers or Watercolor Pencils.
Cat SpooktackularSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Trick or Tweet  Rubber Wood-Mount #147725, Clear-Mount #147722
Ink:  Memento Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Light Smoky Slate #145054
Light Crumb Cake #144582
Light Flirty Flamingo #147031
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie
Granny Apple Green
Gorgeous Grape
Basic Black
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Granny Apple Green card layer at 3″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut two 2-3/8″ squares using the Layering Squares Framelits or your Paper Trimmer.  Attach as shown to your Granny Apple Green card layer.
4.  Cut two large Swirly Circles with your Big Shot.  Lay on your card front.
5.  Cut a 2-1/8″ Square with your Layering Squares Framelits or your Paper Trimmer.
~Stamp your Mummy Cat and the sentiment in Memento Black ink.
~Color with Blends Markers.  It looks like she colored the Cat in Light Smoky Slate, the wrappings in Light Crumb Cake, and the Ear inside with Light Flirty Flamingo.
6.  Lay your Swirly Circles and your colored Cat on your card front to decide where you want them.  Glue on the Swirly Scribbles.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach your Cat square.
Your Card is finished.

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Copper Tropical Man’s Birthday Card

I made this Copper Tropical Man’s Birthday Card for my son.  This was the first time he has been home for his birthday in many years.  It is always nice spending time with him.  In fact, he is hosting my websites.  It is great to have computer tech guys in the family.
Nathan's Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer stamps #143662
Ink:  VersaMark
Cardstock:  Shaded Spruce
Copper Foil Sheets #142020
Printer Paper
Big Shot:  Tropical Thinlits #146831
Heat Embossing:  Copper Embossing Powder #141636
Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool #149053
Adhesives:  Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Shaded Spruce card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cur your Copper Foil Sheet at 4″ x 4″.  Center the square Tropical Thinlit and cut out with your Big Shot.
NOTE:  If you want to keep your Copper Foil Sheet shiny and smooth, use this Big Shot Sandwich:
~Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter (Or Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed)
~Bottom Cutting Plate
~Copper Foil Sheet shiny side up
~Tropical Thinlit
~Printer Paper touching shiny side of Copper Foil and Thinlit
~Top Cutting Plate
If you want a distressed Copper Foil look, leave out the Printer Paper and use your “well-loved” cutting plates.
3.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your Copper Foil square.  Cut some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals in half and put behind the leaves in the die cut.
4. Rub the front of your card with your Embossing Buddy to prevent random specks of embossing powder on your project.
~Lay your card base on a piece of clean printer paper.
~Lay your Copper Foil square on your card front to help determine where to stamp your sentiment.  I usually pay attention to the distance the bottom of the stamp is from the bottom of the card.
~Remove the Copper Foil square
~Stamp in VersaMark ink
~Dump Copper Embossing Powder over the stamped image area.  Dump the Embossing Powder back into the container.  Flick the back of your card front a couple of times to remove excess embossing powder.
~Melt the embossing powder with your Heat Tool until all the embossing powder is melted and shiny.
5.  Remove the backing from all the Stampin’ Dimensionals and attach your Copper Foil square to your card front.
Your Card is finished.

Get all your Copper Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.

Layered Die-Cut Thank You Card

This die-cut Thank You has four layers to give it dimension.  Choose any colors you want when you make your card.
Layered Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  A Big Thank You  Photopolymer 147377
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock:  Berry Burst
Rich Razzleberry
Blackberry Bliss
Punch:  Detailed Trio #146320
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet or Tombo Glue
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch this Video to learn how to use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  If you don’t have Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets then use Tombow Glue to layer your Thank You die-cuts.  
1.
   Cut 3-4 of the large Thank Yous.  Layer together with either Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets or Tombow Glue.
2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
3.  Cut your Berry Burst card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″
~Punch all four corners with the Flower Corner on the Trio Punch.
~Attach the Layered Thank You to the center of the card front.
~Stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink.
~Attach your finished card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.

Batty for You Elephant Halloween Card

This fun Batty for You Elephant Halloween Card was made by Kiev.  Like she always says, “What other job do you get to come and design and make cards?”  She used the Trick or Tweet stamp set for the cute elephant.
Batty for You Halloween CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Trick or Tweet  Rubber stamps. Wood-Mount #147725. Clear-Mount #147722
Takeout Treats Rubber stamps.  Wood-Mount #147861, Clear-Mount #147858
Ink: Gorgeous Grape
Memento Black
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush #141897
Blends:  Basic Black Combo Pack #147942
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack #144599
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Adhesive:  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.  Stamp Stars on the card front in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Paint a sparkly star with the Wink of Stella pen in the center of each stamped star/
3.  Choose the Layering Oval Framelit to fit your stamped images.  Cut out from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp your Elephant and sentiment on your Oval Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink.  Color with Blends Markers.  I think she used the Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Blends.  You could also use Stampin’ Write Markers or Watercolor Pencils for a different look.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.
4. Optional Envelope:  Stamp Gorgeous Grape Stars on the envelope flap and/or lower front corners.

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Using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets with Thinlits

I have had some questions about using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets with die cuts.  In this video, I show you how to use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets with detailed Thinlits.  The process is the same when using these Adhesive Sheets with Framelits.  This process turns whatever you are cutting out into stickers.

This Video is 7 minutes 12 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  May Flowers Thinlits #140276
Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Cardstock:  Highland Heather
Gorgeous Grape

TIPS:
1.  Figure out how much cardstock you need by laying out what you want to die cut on a piece of cardstock.  Measure how wide and how long the cardstock needs to be.  Cut to size if desired.  Cut your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet the size needed.
2.  Rub the word side of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet with your Bone Folder.  Use the cut line at the edge to help you pull the word sheet off the adhesive and backing.  If the cut line is not there, use your fingernail at the corner to help separate the word sheet from the adhesive and backing.
3.  Attach the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of your cardstock.
4.  Lay out the dies on the cardstock with the adhesive sheet on the bottom.  Cut.  I usually go back and forth four times.  Pull out both cutting plates and flip over so you can see how well your Thinlit was cut.  If necessary, cut again with the bottom facing up this time.
5.  Lay out your die cut on your card front to determine where to put it.  Remove the white Adhesive Backing and stick to the card front.  You can rub your Bone Folder over the die cut to make sure it sticks well.

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FUN Challenge #5-Use something Sparkly or Shiny

We made this fun card at Stamp Class using Shimmer Paint.  Everyone enjoyed painting the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint and the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint on their embossed cardstock.  Just remember to shake your Shimmer Paint well before using it.
Shimmer Paint and Leaves CardSUPPLIES:
Inks: Bright Copper Shimmer Paint #147045
Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint #146886
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry
Mossy Meadow
Mango Melody
Pumpkin Pie
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder #147923
Detailed Leaves Thinlits #147921
Precision Base Plate #139684
Other:  1/4″ Copper Trim #144179
One Q-Tip for each color of Shimmer Paint
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Tombow Glue

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 your Mossy Meadow card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.
~Paint your Swirls & Curls card front with the Shimmer Paint using a Q-Tip for each color.  You can paint as much or as little as you want.  The ladies at stamp class painted more than I did and it looked great!  Set aside.
3.  Cut your Cardstock and a matching piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet for each color.
~Cajun Craze Large Leaf: 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
~Pumpkin Pie 3 Leaves: 3″ x 3″
~Mango Melody Long Leaf: 1-1/2″ x 4″
~Crushed Curry strip: 1″ x 4-1/4″
4.  Run over each Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet piece with your Bone Folder.  This helps it to separate from the backing better. Attach your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to their matching sized cardstock by peeling off the word paper and sticking it to the cardstock.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.
5.  Cut out your Leaves and Strip using your Big Shot and the Precision Base Plate.  You may still need to roll your dies through several times on each side.  Check to see that the cardstock has cut completely through.  The Adhesive Sheet backing may not cut all the way through even though the cardstock has cut all the way through.  This is okay.
6.  Lay out all your pieces on your Mossy Meadow card front.  Remove the adhesive backing from each leaf and the strip and attach them to the card.  Attach a piece of Copper Trim to your card on one corner if desired.  Use SNAIL on the back to attach it.
Your Card is finished.
7.  Optional:  Emboss your Envelope Flap with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.  Watch this Video to see how easy it is.

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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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Life is Beautiful Copper Leaf Fall Card

 Life is Beautiful with Copper Foil Leaves.  Make this easy card to give for any Fall occasion. Just change the sentiment.
Life is Beautiful Copper LeavesSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Season  Photopolymer #143726
Ink: Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Copper Foil Sheets #142020
Printer paper
Big Shot:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets OR Tombow Glue OR SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with Starburst Punch.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
Leaves.
Adhesive NOTE:
~The easiest way to attach the leaves is to put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet cut to the same size as your cardstock on the back of the cardstock.  I usually forget, but really enjoy just peeling off the adhesive backing to attach the die cut.
~You can also put small amounts of Tombow Glue on the back of your die cut to attach it.
~If you are feeling really lazy, you can cover the back of your die cut with SNAIL.  I will have to let you know later about how long things stay stuck on the cards.
3.  Die-Cut your Leaves.  Cut three detailed large leaves and two small solid leaves from your Copper Foil Sheet.  Put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back if desired.
~Here is the Sandwich to use:  Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter (OR Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed.), FLAT Bottom cutting plate, Printer Paper folded in half on the cutting plate, Copper Foil Sheet with shiny side touching the Printer Paper, Die with cutting edge on back of Foil Sheet, Top cutting plate.  The Printer Paper helps keep the Foil Sheet shiny and smooth.  Without the Printer Paper, your Foil Sheet picks up all the marks on your cutting plate.
4. Finish Your Card.  Lay out the leaves and the sentiment on your card front.  Attach them.
5.  Optional:  Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside of the card to write on.  Stamp a Cajun Craze Leaf in the lower corner if desired.

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