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.

Get your Birthday Card Making supplies from My Online Store.

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.

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.

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.

Subscribe to my Newsletter by October 2, 2018, to get all 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.  Each project is designed by me and is Exclusive only for my newsletter subscribers.  These 12 Christmas projects will be easy to make multiples of.  There will be 4 cards, 4 gifts, and 4 packages to hold small gifts.

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.

Do you enjoy these Challenges?  Would you like to download the Challenges for the whole month?  Subscribe to my World-Wide Newsletter and the Challenges for the month will be attached to the email on the third Wednesday of the month.

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.

Get your OWN Blended Seasons Bundle from My Online Store before time runs out!  It is only available until August 31 or While Supplies Last!

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.

Have fun celebrating with some NEW Toys (I mean Crafting Supplies) from My Online Store.

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.

Shop at My Online Store to get all the supplies you need to make your own Daisy Card.

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

Would you like to learn MORE Techniques?  Subscribe to the Creative Technique Corner.  Right now there are 76 Techiques with two NEW Techniques every month!  Click HERE for more details.

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.

Get all you Buuterfly Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.

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.

Need more Spring Crafting supplies?  Shop at My Online Store.

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!

Need some NEW Craft Toys to play with?  Shop at My Online Store.

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.

Get all your Spring Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.  When you order from me you will get a Thank You Email Tutorial with complete instructions to make TWO cards using the same stamp set.

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.

You can get your Beach Scene Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.

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.

Buy your Spring Card-Making supplies from My Online Store.

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.

Buy your Spring Card-Making supplies from My Online Store.

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.

Get all your Birthday Card Making supplies from My Online Store.