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.
TIPS: 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.
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.
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.
Get all the supplies to make this card from My Online Store. Handmade cards always let the receiver know you care enough to make something special just for them.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Thick Whisper White card base ar 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Perfect Plum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing folder. Glue to your card base. 3. Stamp all three pandas on Whisper White cardstock leaving plenty of room to punch them out with the Starburst Punch. You might need to stamp each image more than once, so use the Stamp-a-ma-jig so you can get the perfect stamped images. Punch out each panda separately with the Starburst Punch. Stamp the confetti in Perfect Plum ink as desired around the pandas. 4. Stamp Happy Birthday twice in either Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White cardstock. Punch out both sentiments with the Classic Label Punch. Put three Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each Classic Label. 5. Punch three 2-1/4″ Elegant Eggplant circles. Glue the Panda Starbursts onto the Elegant Eggplant circles. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Elegant Eggplant circles. 6. Punch a Balloon out of Wisteria Wonder cardstock. Color it with the Rich Razzleberry Blends Markers. I did the Dark against the left side, the Light over the rest, and made the “shine” by removing the color with the Color Lifter. 7. Lay out your circles, balloon, and Happy Birthdays in the desired positions. Attach the Circles and Happy Birthdays with the Stampin’ Dimensionals. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Balloon. 8. Tie a bow from the Baker’s Twine. Attach it to the bottom of the balloon with either a Glue Dot or a small dot of Tombow Glue.
Your card is finished. 9. Envelope Options:
~Emboss the envelope flap with the embossing folder
~Stamp either a panda or Happy Birthday onto the envelope flap.
We are celebrating an anniversay in our family so I made a card using the die cut chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits for the happy couple.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Sheltering Tree Photopolymer #137163
Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer #143662 Inks: Garden Green
Dapper Denim Card Stock: Thick Whisper White Big Shot: Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751 Punch: Classic Label #141491 Other: Watercolor Pencils #141709
Fine Tip Glue Pen or 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. Stamp with the Sheltering Tree stamps:
~The grass in Garden Green ink five times on the bottom edge of your card base.
~The Tree trunks & branches in Chocolate Chip ink on top of the grass hills.
~The Tree leaves in Wild Wasabi ink over the tree branches. 3. Stamp Happy Anniversary twice in Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White card stock. Then stamp the Classic Label Frame from Happy Birthday Gorgeous over the Happy Anniversary. Punch out with the Classic Label Punch. 4. Die cut two chairs from Whisper White card stock. (You might want to attach the Happy Anniversary to each chair before attaching to card base.) Attach to card base with Fine Tip Glue.
Make someone’s anniversary special by making them this fun anniversary card! Get everything to make this card at My Online Store: nendykerr.stampinup.net .
This Elegant Gold & Purple card uses Fresh Fig card stock for the purple and the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers for the Gold. Top it off with a greeting on Whisper White card stock. You have a finished card in less than FIVE minutes! SUPPLIES:
The supplies here are from either the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle OR the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle available May 1-31, 2017. Individual items are available starting June 1, 2017.
Stamps: Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675 Ink: Fresh Fig #144082 Card Stock: Fresh Fig
Whisper White Punch:Classic Label #141491 Other: Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers #144150
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Fresh Fig card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Place a border sticker on each long side. Trim off the extra “flower” which you will use on your punch. 3. Add your circle sticker and the center sticker. Remember to pull the excess clear sticker part from the center flower sticker. 4. Stamp Hello in Fresh Fig ink on Whisper White card stock. Punch out with the Classic Label Punch. Add the trimmed off flowers to each end by the Hello. Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You are finished!
Enjoy making this quick and easy Eastern Palace card today!
Here is another diagonal twist card – this time with a Flower and small sentiment. We are still using the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle plus a few extras. This card uses the leftover diagonal cut pieces from the card on Monday. SUPPLIES: *Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207 Stamps: *Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set #143675
Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802 Inks: *Tranquil Tide #144085
*Lemon Lime Twist #144086
*Fresh Fig #144082 Card Stock: *Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148-Tranquil Tide & Dapper Denim
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper #144147 Big Shot: *Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725 Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372 Punch:Classic Label #141491 Other: Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Optional Pearl for flower center: Metal Rimmed Pearls #138394, Basic Pearls are being reconfigured and will be available June 1st.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Dapper Denim card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Cut the first piece diagonally.
For the second piece:
~Put it with the other side up.
~Hold one of the first cut diagonal pieces next to it to help you decide which way to cut it diagonally. Cut.
~Do you want to sponge around the edge? If you do, do it now. (I am out of town and forgot my sponges. I miss them!!!)
~Lay one of each pattern on your card front. Attach the bottom/right side first. Then attach the top/left side. Mine overlapped a little along the diagonal center to get it straight.
~Add a border sticker to the one edge if desired.
~Repeat with the other two diagonal pieces. I put these on a Tranquil card base. See Monday’s post for this card. 3. Stamp the Eastern Beauty Flower on Whisper White card stock with Fresh Fig ink. Stamp the little heart inside each petal with Fresh Fig ink. Cut out with the coordinating Framelit. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back. 4. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Tranquil Tide ink. Punch out with the Classic Label Punch. Stamp the circles or other small image with Lemon Lime Twist ink. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back. 5. Cut a Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit from Tranquil Tide card stock. Attach the die cut Flower to it. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attach the to the upper left part of the card. Attach your sentiment to the lower right part of the card. I would put a pearl in the center of the flower if I had one. 🙂
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This card features a Stamped Background using the Eastern Beauty stamp set available May 1st as part of the Eastern Palace Starter and Premier Bundles. You can choose any two or three stamps and the same number of ink colors to make your Stamped Background. You can stamp in a pattern as shown. Or stamp randomly with stamped images overlapping.
The next few weeks will feature cards made with the Premier Bundle and a few other supplies I could fit in my suitcase as I am at my parents’ house helping out. My Dad has been in the hospital and was moved to rehab last night. Yes, I actually made this card this morning with not nearly enough sleep. I think it turned out pretty well.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675 Inks: Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: Thick Whisper White card base
Tranquil Tide from the Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148
Whisper White Punch:Classic Label #141491 Other: Stamping Sponge
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. I used Thick Whisper White to conserve my colored card stock. 2. Cut your Tranquil Tide card front layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Attach to card base. 3. Cut your Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Choose your Three stamps and three ink colors. I used Tranquil Tide ink for the curvy square stamp, Fresh Fig for the larger flower stamp, and Lemon Lime Twist for the small center flower.
~Stamp your center stamp first-Curvy Square
~Now stamp your large Flower stamp on each side of the Curvy Square.
~Stamp the Curvy Square in the corners.
~Stamp the small flower in the center of the Curvy Squares and the large Flowers.
NOTE: You can stamp your greeting in the center Curvy Square if desired. I didn’t think about doing that until after I was finished stamping.
Your Background is finished. 4. The stamp I used comes curved. Straighten it out on a clear block, then stamp. I used Tranquil Tide ink.
~Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.
~Sponge around the edges with Fresh Fig ink.
~Attach to card front with half Stampin’ Dimensionals.
NOTE: I did not bring any sponges with me so I used some Kleenex wrapped around my finger to sponge the edges. While this may seem cheaper, using a Kleenex instead of a sponge is harder to get the sponging effect I want. The Kleenex also crumbles and removing the crumbles leaves ink smears. Just so you know. At least I remembered my Stamp Blocks this time.
You can get the Eastern Palace Bundles starting May 1st.
My friend’s granddaughter just gave birth to a little girl named Lily. I hope you enjoy this fun Baby Card! SUPPLIES: Bundle: Something for Baby stamps and Thinlits Wood #
Teeny Tiny Wishes Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: Pink Pirouette
Whisper White Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack #141657 Big Shot:Lucky Stars embossing folder #135817 Punch: Classic Label # Other: Sponge wedge Adhesives: Tombow Glue
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Pink Pirouette card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″. Run through your Big Shot with the Lucky Stars embossing folder. Sponge Flirty Flamingo ink around the edges. Attach to card base with Tombow Glue. 3. Stamp on Whisper White card stock, then cut out with coordinating die or punch:
~Sweet Sugarplum ink: booties, Hello Baby
~Flirty Flamingo ink: bib, flower
~Onsie: Cut from Playful Palette Sweet Sugarplum Polka Dot paper. 4. Arrange all pieces where you want them. Attach Hello Baby with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Glue on all the other pieces. 5. If you want to add some interest to the envelope flap, emboss it with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.
Welcome to Baby Lilly who happens to have LOTS of dark hair!
This Foxy Friends Birthday Card is for my grandson. I love this Foxy Friends Bundle! I used the Party Pop-Up Happy Birthday Thinlit inside the card.
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This card uses the Floral Phrases stamp set for the stamped border and the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper for the center of the card. I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set with the Classic Label Punch for the sentiment. This card takes a little bit more time, but gives a WOW!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Night of Navy card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Attach to your card base. 3. Cut your Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Stamp your Floral Phrases border stamps 1/2″ from both the top and bottom edges in Night of Navy ink. 4. Cut your Floral Boutique paper at 2-1/4″ x 4-1/2″. Center it between your stamped border and attach. Attach your card front to your card base. 5. Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock in Night of Navy ink. Also stamp the border around your words in Night of Navy ink. Punch out with the Classic Label Punch. Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensional halves.
Enjoy the monochromatic look of Navy and White with the Floral Boutique paper combined with the Floral Phrases stamp set.
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