Fall Blended Seasons Card

I used the Blended Seasons Bundle for a Fall Card this time.  I am really enjoying this Bundle.  If you want one for yourself, please get it soon.  It is only available in August while supplies last.  Same with Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2.
swirling leaves Blended Seasons cardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Blended Seasons Rubber Stamps + Stitched Seasons Framelits  Wood Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894
Ink:  Memento Black
Crumb Cake
Coloring:  Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 #149014 While supplies last
Blender Pens #102845
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Big Shot:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder #143708
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake 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″.  Lightly run your Crumb Cake ink pad across your embossing on the side where the straight lines poke up.  Add your cardstock and run through your Big Shot.  Remember to skip the bottom cutting plate.  Glue your embossed card front onto your card base.
3.  Cut the smallest Stitched Seasons Framelit from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp your sentiment over to the right side in Memento Black ink.
4. Stamp your leaves in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Color with the Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencils.  I used two colored pencils on some of the leaves.  Color out the pencil lines with your Blender Pen, cleaning after each color.  Fussy cut out the leaves.
5.  Lay out the leaves on the Stitched Seasons die cut.  Attach leaves to die cut with Glue Dots or Glue.  Attach the label to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Glue the last leaf on the card front.
Your card is finished.

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Watercolored Blended Seasons Sketch #24

The Blended Seasons stamp set was used for Sketch #24 and Color Challenge #24.  This stamp set is available August 1-31, 2018 while supplies last.  Also available in August is another set of  10 Watercolor Pencils some of which were used to watercolor the stamped Flowers and Leaves.
Blended Seasons Sketch #24
Watercolored Blended Seasons CardYou can simplify this card by leaving out the embossing steps and Stamping an image that does not need coloring.

HERE IS COLOR COMBO #24
Color Combo Challenge #24SUPPLIES:
*=Available starting August 1-31 While Supplies Last
Stamps:
  *Blended Seasons  Wood-Mount #149019, Clear-Mount #149016  (Save 10%-Bundles with Stitched Seasons Framelits  Wood Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
*Watercolor Pencils #149014
~Balmy Blue
~Granny Apple Green
~Crushed Curry
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Balmy Blue
Pacific Point
Poppy Parade
Big Shot:  Maps, etc Dynamic Embossing Folder #146822
Tools:  Blender Pen #102845
Adhesives:
  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

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:
~Whisper White Square at 3″ x 3″
~Poppy Parade Square at 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
~Pacific Point card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″
~Poppy Parade strip at 1″ x 4-1/4″
~Balmy Blue strip at 3/4″ x 4-1/4″
3. Big Shot:
Use Maps, etc. embossing folder:  Big Shot Platform (without Thin Die Adapter), Embossing Folder with cardstock inside, top cutting pad.  Yes, only one cutting pad.
~Emboss Balmy Blue strip
~Emboss Pacific Point card front
4. Coloring:
~Stamp part of the flower image on your Whisper White Square in Memento Black ink.
~Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencil:  Color the Flower Centers.
~Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil:  Color the Flower Petals.
~Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencil:  Color the Leaves and Stems.
~Use a Blender Pen to color the petals and give a watercolor look.
~Clean tip by rubbing it on scratch paper until no color shows.
~Repeat with the Granny Apple Green coloring the Leaves and stems.
~Color toward the center of each Flower Petal with the Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil.  Blend. Clean.
~Draw lines on the Leaves with the Granny Apple Green.  I did not use the Blender Pen on these.
4.  Put your Card Together.
~Attach the Pacific Point card front to the Thick Whisper White card base.
~Attach your Watercolored Square to the Poppy Parade Square.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Attach the Balmy Blue strip to the Poppy Parade strip.
~Lay your Square and Strip on your card front in the place you want them.
~Attach your Strip with Tombow Glue.
~Attach your Square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

Celebrate Independence Day!

Today I am Celebrating Independence Day with a Patriotic Card.  I live in the United States of America and today we celebrate freedom and liberty.  My town has a wonderful display of fireworks which we go see.  I have a wonderful time with my family.  So here is a card to help celebrate the Red, White, and Blue of our flag.  Celebrate the country where you live and all the good things about living there.
4th of July Card, Independence Day cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Detailed with Love    Wood-Mount #146603,  Clear-Mount #146606
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen #141897
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blueberry Bushel
Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper #146907
Big Shot:  Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder #143699
Oh My Stars Embossing Folder #143710
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Embellishments:  Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon #144631
Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon #144172
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220
Red Sharpie Marker (Not Stampin’ Up!)
Blue Metallic Sharpie Marker (Not Stampin’ Up!)
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer #126185
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL
Silicone Craft Sheet

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 Poppy Parade card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Lightly spritz both sides with Water using your Stampin’ Spritzer.  Place in the Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Place directly on your Big Shot Platform (Thin Die Adapter Removed) OR Multipurpose Platform with one or two Tabs open,  with a Cutting Pad on top.  (NO Bottom Cutting Pad used for Dynamic Embossing Folders!)  Remove cardstock and let dry.  Notice the detailed Ruffles!
3.  Cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot with the Oh My Stars embossing folder.  Use both Cutting Pads this time.
~Color embossed Stars with Wink of Stella Pen to add some shimmer.
~Attach the Circle Strips from the Laser-Cut Paper to the top and bottom edges of your Blueberry Bushel strip using SNAIL or Tombow Glue.  I was lazy.  Lay your Circle Strip on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Run SNAIL over the back.  Attach to Blueberry Bushel Strip.  Repeat with the second Circle Strip.  Trim excess from edges.
4.  Stamp Let’s Celebrate in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with Starburst Punch.
~Color 5 Rhinestones with your Red Sharpie and 5 Rhinestones with your Blue Sharpie.  (I only had a Blue Metallic Sharpie.)  Place on Punch as shown.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
5.  Put it all together.
~Glue your Ruffled Poppy Parade cardstock to your card base.
~Attach your Starburst Punch with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Glue your Blueberry Bushel strip to card front about 1-1/8″ from the bottom between ruffles.
~Put SNAIL about 1/4″ below your Blueberry Bushel strip.  Attach the Red Ribbon closer to the Blueberry Bushel strip and the White Ribbon just below the Red.  Hold both ribbons together while you tie a knot.  Cut about 6″ of each ribbon.  Hold them together and tie in a knot over the first knot.
Your card is finished.

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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.

SUPPLIES:
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

DAISY TIPS:
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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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Lots of Lavendar Colored Card

Here is another card using the Sale-a-bration Lots of Lavendar stamp set which is only available until March 31st.  This one is colored with Stampin’ Blends Markers.
Lots of Lavendar Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Lavendar  Photopolymer #147194  Available until March 31, 2018 FREE with $50 purchase
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring:  Use regular Markers or Blends Markers.  Sample uses Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blends Markers.
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder #143709
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Perfect Plum card base at 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 Polka Dot Basics embossing folder.   Color the edge of your card front with either a Perfect Plum Marker or your ink pad.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp  your Lots of Lavender image on Whisper White cardstock.
~Color.  I used the Rich Razzleberry Dark & Light Blends Markers and the Old Olive Light Blends Markers.  You can also use the 2-Step stamp with the ink colors of your choice.
~When finished coloring, cut your image out with the Stitched Shapes Oval.  Yes, you will end up cutting off the ends of you stems.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.

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Lots of Lavendar Card-Sketch #15

Use the Sale-a-bration Lots of Lavendar to make this All-Occasion card.  This stamp set is only available until March 31, 2018 and is FREE with a $50 order!

Sketch Challenge #15
Notice I rotated from landscape to portrait and added a layer.

Lots of Lavendar Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Lavendar  Photopolymer #147194  Available until March 31, 2018 FREE with $50 purchase
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Melon Mambo
Wild Wasabi
Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Tempting Turquoise
Tool:Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tempting Turquoise card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Melon Mambo card layer at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp  your Lots of Lavender image With Memento Black ink..
Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to position your flower and leaf stamps over the stamped flower ourline.
~Flowers-Melon Mambo ink
~Leaves-Wild Wasabi ink.
~Wild Wasabi Marker-If desired, color some of the branches that stick out
~Tempting Turquoise-bow
Also stamp the Two Leaves in each corner with Wild Wasabi ink.
4.  Attach stamped layer to Melon Mambo layer with SNAIL.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.

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Three Birthday Pandas

This fun Panda Birthday card has no fussy cutting, just punching!  It looks complicated, but is pretty quick to make.  So get your punches out and have some fun!
Party Panda Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Party Pandas  Wood Mount #147218, Clear Mount #147221  (Sale-a-bration product FREE with purchase of $50 until March 31, 2018)
Inks:  Memento Black
Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant
Blends:  Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack #144602
Color Lifter #144608
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493
Punches:  Starburst #143717
2-1/4″ Circle Punch #143720
Classic Label Punch #141491
Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609
Other:Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine #124262
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049 OR Stamparatus (available in June 2018)
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot or Tombow Glue

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.

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I Love You Valentine Card

This I Love You Valentine card uses something NEW and something old (but still current).  Make this and give it to someone you love.
I Love You Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette
Whisper White
Color Theory 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144193
Big Shot:  Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Sweetheart embossing folder #143705
Sweet & Sassy (Hearts) Framelits #141707
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

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 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Big Shot:
~Run your Pink Pirouette card front through with the Sweetheart embossing folder.
~Cut out five Hearts from the Rich Razzleberry ombre Color Theory DSP.  Tyr to get at least the larger hearts so they show lighter and darker color on the same heart.  Make sure they will fit on your card front.
~Stamp the Banner in Sweet Sugarplum ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the words in Rich Razzleberry ink.  Cut out with the coordinating Banner framelit.  (Or you can just cut it out like I did.  My Banner Framelits were in hiding at the time.)
4.  Assemble your card.
~Lay out the die cut hearts and banner on your embossed card front.  Yes, I did mostly cover the heart shape in the center.
~Glue the Hearts directly onto the card front.
~Attach the Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Glue the card front onto your card base.
Your card is finished.
5.  If desired, emboss your envelope flap with the Sweetheart embossing folder.

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Acetate Card Gift Box

This Acetate Card Gift Box is perfect to hold a set of handmade cards with an envelope for each card.  You can also put hot cocoa mix or other flat items.  You can use paper to hide what is inside if you want, or just decorate the outside and leave clear and wrap with wrapping paper.  It is pretty simple if you follow the cutting directions exactly.  Think of making a box…..
Acetate Card Box

SUPPLIES:
Acetate Card Boxes (10) # 144628
Stamps: Star of Light  Photopolymer #142110
Ink:  Garden Green
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler
(Optional) Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP)  #144617
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Quilt Builder Framelits #144673
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Quilt Top Embossing Folder #144687
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue
(Optional) Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fold and put together your box.
1.  Make the Tag Parts.
Circle Tag and Merry Christmas Banner
~Cut out the Cherry Cobbler using the Quilt Builder Framelits.  You will need the two pieces to get the center “stitched” part  and the outside Framelit so it will cut out the shape.
~Choose the Scallop Circle Framelit that your Cherry Cobbler piece will fit on.  Cut it out from Whisper White cardstock.  Put it in the Quilt Top Embossing Folder and run through your Big Shot.
~Attach the Cherry Cobbler Quilt Shape to the Scallop Whisper White Circle with either Stampin’ Dimensionals or Tombow Glue.
Banner Tag
~Stamp Merry Christmas on Whisper White cardstock with Garden Green ink.  Cut out using the Banner Framelit.
~Cut out a Garden Green Banner using the same Framelit.  You will use just the outside Frame part.  Check the underside of your Framelit as this part usually gets stuck.
~IF you are leaving the box Clear OR using the Paper Inside the Box option-Glue your Tag on Now.  Put a large stamp block on top to apply pressure so the glue will stick.  You can also use either Tear & Tape or Fast Fuse to hold it onto the outside of the Acetate Box.
2.  Optional: Paper inside the box.
~Choose 2 sheets of matching 6” x 6” DSP.
~Cut ½” off the top of both pieces.  Attach these to the inside top and bottom flaps of your box with Glue Dots.  Trim off the excess.
~Cut both pieces to 5-1/4” wide  by 5-11/16” high (just less than 5-3/4”)
~Score both piece along the 5-1/4” side at ½”, 1”.  The 1/2″ piece at the edge is the side tab.  The piece between the 1/2″ and 1″ score lines is the side of the box.
~Glue each ½” side tab to the straight edge of the other piece.  The inside part of your box is finished.
~Glue your Circle Tag and Banner Tag to the outside of the box.  I always put a large Stamp block on top to hold them in place for a bit.
3.  Optional: Paper outside the box.
~Choose 2 sheets of 6” x 6” DSP.  This will be easier if you choose a pattern that has no specific up and down pattern.
~Cut ½” off one side of both sheets. Then cut into ½” x 4-1/2” strips.
~Cut both sheets at 5-1/2” wide (you just did this cut) x 5-3/4” high.
~Glue one sheet to the front and side of the box starting at either the left or right front edge, the wrap around the side finger pinching along the fold.  Trim excess.  Repeat with other sheet.  Trim off the excess at the sides.
~Glue your Circle Tag and Banner Tag on Front of Box.

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Elegant Snowflake card

This Snowflake Card is a quick and easy all-occasion card for Fall, Winter, and maybe even Christmas.  The little bit of gold adds the bling for an elegant card.  This is also the perfect card to make multiples of to send yourself OR give as a gift set.
Snowflake and Snow card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Whisper White
Thick Very Vanilla  #144237
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder  #139672
Punches:  1-1/2″ Circle #138299
1-3/4″ Circle #119850
Embellishments:  Pearls
Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon #144146
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut and Prepare
~Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Very Vanilla card front at 4″ x 5-1/4.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
~Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle from Gold Glimmer Paper.
~Stamp your Snowflake on Whisper White cardstock in Smoky Slate ink.  Punch out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.
~Cut your Ribboon at 3-3/4″ long.  Trim the ends diagonally.
2.  Assembly.
~Attach the embossed card front to the card base with Tombow Glue.
~Attach the Ribbon behind the Gold Glimmer Paper circle with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
~Layer the two punched circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals under both Circles.  Attach to your card front in the position you want.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope (optional).  Emboss the flap of your envelope with the Snowfall Embossing Folder.

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Fall Treat Box

This fun textured Fall Treat Box is quick and easy to make for those last-minute treat giving occasions.

This Video is 8 minutes and 45 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Gourd Goodness  Photopolymer #144785
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Seaside Embossing Folder #141481
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Other:  Calyspo Cora #l 1/8″ Ribbon #144173
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Stampin’ Trimmer with scoring blade or Stampin’ Score with Stylus

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score down the 8-1/2″ side at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″.  Score the 5-1/2″ side at 2″.  Cut up the 5-1/2″ side to the 2″ score line.  Cut out the 1/2″ rectangle flap.
2.  Place 3 box sections in the embossing folder.  Fold the bottom flaps under the embossing folder (so they will stay flat).  Run through your Big Shot.  Now line up the last box section in the embossing folder, folding the bottom flaps down again.  Finger crease all the score lines trying not to flatten your embossing.
3.  Flatten the embossing on the 1/2″ side flap.  Lay the outside side up and put Tear & Tape on the side flap.
4.  Choose which side will be the Front.  Turn the box over so the inside side is facing up.  Put Tear & Tape alon the fold and edge of the front flap and the side flaps.  The back flap does not need tape.
5.  Remove the tape backing from the side tab.  Lay down and attach to the opposite edge as shown in the video.  Now remove the tape backing from the bottom flaps.  Fold in the back flap, then the side flaps, then the front flap.  Put your Bone Folder inside the box and rub so the Tape sticks well to all the bottom flaps.
6.  Stamp the leaf on Whisper White.  Use Crushed Curry for the more solid stamp, and Pumpkin Pie ink for the lined stamp.  Fussy cut the leaf out.  Punch a Starburst from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Attach leaf.  Attach Punch to box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  Tie your ribbon around the box using Glue Dots at the corners and/or under the bow if necessary to hold it in place.
8.  Put in your treats or gift and bring a smile to someone today!

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Woodland Embossing Folder Card Video

Make this fun Fall Cat card using and Embossing Folder coloring technique!

This Video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings  Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790  – Video Card
Spooky Cat   Photopolymer #144749 (for Cat card)
Ink:  Crumb Cake – both cards
Early Espresso – Video card
Memento Black – Cat card
Tangerine Tango – Cat card
Whisper White -Cat card
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangering Tango
Basic Black – Cat card
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Cat Punch #144666  Cat card
Embellishments:  Enamel Shapes – Cat card
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

REMINDERS:
1.  Lightly rub your ink pad on the inside of the embossing folder on the side where you can see the word “Sizzix: through it.  Make sure you cover all the areas your 4″ x 5-1/4” Whisper White card stock will be.  It does not have to be perfect through.
2.  Stamp the cat face first, then punch out the cat.  Watch the video for this.  Glue the cat onto the card front.
3.  Cardstock measurements:
~Tangerine Tango card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front:  4″ x 5-1/4″
4.  Stamp your greeting on Whisper White cardstock then cut out with your Stitched Shapes Oval.  Add embellishments if desired.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~If you are using the Happy Halloween sentiments, stamp the main part with Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock first, then stamp the Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango last.

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Tranquil Tulip and Doily Card

Use the Tranquil Tulip and Doily Card with your choice of sentiments from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for an any occasion card.  This is a pretty quick card to make so you can make it and give it with just a few minutes notice to someone who needs to know you are thinking of them.
Tranquil Tulip and Doily Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Tranquil Tulips Photopolomer #143767  (Exclusive Host Rewards set FREE with $150+ order OR have a party and have your friends help you earn this Exclusive Host Stamp Set! Contact me for more info.)
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Lemon Lime Twist
Fresh Fig
Big Shot:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Oops!  I guess this retired! Use the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder #143708 instead.  Place directly on your platform with a cutting pad on top, then run through your Big Shot.  You may have to use the Embossing Folder option on your platform to get it through.)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones #144220
Delicate White Doilies #141701
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Fresh Fig card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Fresh Fig card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your Whisper White at 2″ x 4-1/2″.
~Stamp the leaves and stem in Lemon Lime Twist ink.
~Stamp the Tulip two-step stamps in Fresh Fig ink.  Practice on a scrap paper if you have not done a two-step stamp before.  This will give you confidence to do it on the actual project and get everything lined up properly.
~Stamp the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in Fresh Fig ink.
~Attach to a piece of 2-14″ x 4-3/4″ Lemon Lime Twist  card stock.
4.   Lay out the Tulips and the Doily in the position you want them.  Attach the Doily to the back of the Tulips with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  Then attach them both to the card front with Tombow Glue.  Only put the Tombow on the back of the card stock.
5.  Add three Rhinestones to the top left corner of your embossed Fresh Fig card front, AND to the lower right corner of your stamped Tulip panel.
6.  Optional:  Emboss the flap of your envelope with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

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