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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Stitched Crafting Forever

This Crafting Forever stamp set combined with the Stitched Seasons Framelits popped into my head and turned out pretty close to what I pictured which is an unusual occurrence.  Things usually turn out way different than the way I pictured them.  This is a pretty quick card to make.
Paintbrushes and pens cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crafting Forever: Rubber  Wood-Mount #143955, Clear-Mount #143958
Ink:  Memento Black
Coloring:  Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1 #141709
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 #149014
Blender Pen #102845
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Stitched Seasons Framelits #149013
Ribbon:  Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon #144173
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cajun Craze card layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Whisper White stamping layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″
2. Stamp, then Color with Watercolor Pencils:
~Stamp your Paintbrushes Planter Pot image in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.
~Color the Planter Pot with your Cajun Craze Watercolor Pencil. Color darker where the lines are on the sides and under the pot lip.  Use the Blender Pen to blend out the pencil lines.
~Color all the paintbrush tips with the Crushed Curry and Early Espresso.  I just lightly colored the tips.
~Color the Cutting Blade with Smoky Slate.
~Color the Pencil with either Crushed Curry or Daffodil Delight.
~Color each Paint Brush Handle a different color.
I only used the Blender Pen on the Planter Pot.
3.  Cut out your stamped and colored image with the Stitched Seasons Framelit.  Get your Cajun Craze card layer and cut the next larger Stitched Seasons Framelit from the center.  Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp the Pen image in Memento Black ink on your 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White Stamping Layer.  Rotate the way the stamp faces:  up & down, or sideways.  They don’t have to be perfectly straight.  Just basically fill the card front with pen images.
5.  Put it all together.
~Attach your Cajun Craze card layer to your Whisper White card base.  Yes, this is the piece you die cut from the center.
~Put some SNAIL across the Whisper White Pen card front where you want your Ribbon to go.  Wrap the ribbon around the card front piece twice attaching it to the SNAIL to hold it in place.  Tie a bow off to the side.
~Now attach your Whisper White Pen layer to the Cajun Craze layer.  See you covered up the die cut hole.
~Attach your layered Paint Brushes in a Pot layered die cuts to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.

Swirly Scribbles Card

I made this Swirly Scribbles card using some pieces from my craft table and adding others.  You can choose the colors the person you are giving the card to will like if you want.
Swirly Scribbles and Foliage Frames CardSUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Soft Sea  Foam
Mint Macaron
Coastal Cabana
Big Shot:  Embossing Mats #146327
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Foliage Frames Framelits #146353
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sea Foam Card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die Cut:
If you remember, you can put Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock you are cutting your Swirly Scribbles pieces from.  Then these pieces will attach like stickers you have to peel the back off.  Otherwise, just use Tombow Glue.
~Swirly Scribbles lines in both Mint Macaron and Coastal Cabana
~Swirly Circle with leaves in Melon Mambo
~White Foliage Frame will need to be die cut and embossed.  Die cut as normal, just leave the cardstock inside the die to emboss.  Recommended Embossing sandwich:  Big Shot Platform without Thin Die Adapter plate (OR Multipurpose Platform with at least tab 1 open), Standard Cutting Pad, Die with cardstock still in it and cutting edge and cardstock facing up, Thick Gray Silicone Mat,  White Impressions Pad.
3.    Put it all together.
~Lay our all your pieces where you want them.
~Attach the Mint Macaron Swirly Scribble Lines first, the put the Coastal Cabana Lines on top so some of the Mint Lines show underneath-like a shadow.
~Put the Melon Mambo Swirly Circle on the Foliage Frame.
~Attach the Foliage Frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Sketch #22-Happy Birthday

Here is another fun Sketch to play with. I used this for a Birthday Card with Tone-on-Tone flowers.  It features Three NEW Colors!
Sketch #22
Sketch #22=Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Perennial Birthday  Wood Mount #145757, Clear Mount #145760
Ink:  VersaMark
Memento Black
Cardstock:  Highland Heather #146986
Gorgeous Grape #146987
Petal Pink #146985
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Other:  White Embossing Powder #109132
Heat Tool #129053
Adhesives:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Petal Pink card base at 5-1/2″ c 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp flowers in VersaMark ink on front of card base.  They will darken in a few minutes.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Highland Heather cardstock in Memento Black ink.  Ct out with a Scallop Square Framelit. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Cut the Gorgeous Grape triangle from cardstock cut at 2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″.  Mark the center (2-3/4″) on one side.  I made a 1/2″ score line.  You could also use a pen or pencil.  Now cut from this center point to the opposite corner. I used my paper trimmer.  Now cut from the center point to the other corner to finish your triangle.  Attach to your card base.
5.  Stamp Happy Birthday in VersaMark ink on your Gorgeous Grape Triangle.  Cover with White Embossing Powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.
6.  Attach your Scallop Square sentiment.
Your Card is finished.

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Amazing You Card

Give this Amazing You Card to someone who is Amazing!  You can stamp a sentiment in the upper left corner for Mother’s Day or a Birthday if you want.  Choose the favorite colors of your Amazing person.
Amazing You Card in pinks

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Verry Vanilla
Thick Very Vanilla
Rose Red
Blushing Bride
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144144 (Retiring May 31 or while supplies last. )
Big Shot:  Celebrate You Thinlits #146840 (Available June 1st.  Also a Sale-a-bration item this past January through March)
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

INSTRUCTIONS:
1, 
Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4”.
2. Cut your Bundle of Love DSP at 4” x 5-1/4”. Attach to card base.
3. Cut your Very Vanilla card front at 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”.
4. Die Cutting-Amazing You.
~Cut a 2” x 6” piece of Rose Red cardstock AND Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  Rub both sides of the Adhesive Sheet with your Bone Folder.  Peel off the words from the Adhesive Sheet and place the sticky part to your Rose Red cardstock.  Use the Framelits to cut out Amazing and You.  I usually run it back and forward four times to be sure it cuts completely through.
5. Die Cut Chair.
~Cut a 2-1/4” x 2-1/4” piece of both Blushing Bride cardstock AND Adhesive Sheet.  Repeat the above steps to attach Adhesive Sheet to cardstock.  Use the Chair Thinlit this time and run through your Big Shot as you did the Amazing You.  Remove the excess pieces from the Thinlit and the die cut chair.
6. Lay the die cuts on your Very Vanilla card front in the position you want them. Peel the backing of each die cut and attach to your card front.
7. Attach your card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.

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Mother’s Day Card

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

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

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

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Scallop Rectangle Video

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

This Video is 4 minutes long.

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

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

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Sketch #18 Thank You Card

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

Sketch #18, Thank You Card

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

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

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Pink Butterfly Card

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

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

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

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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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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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Easter Bunny Card Video

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

This Video is 12 minutes long.

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

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

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Panda card

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

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

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

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Waterfront Beach Scene Video

After doing this Waterfront Beach Scene Card at my stamp class last Friday, I decided it would be helpful to do a video.  The supply list and written instructions are on THIS POST.  I hope the video helps you the way it did my stampers.

This Video is almost 10 minutes long.

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Sketch Challenge #16-SAB You are the Best

We are using two Sale-a-bration products for Sketch #16You are the Best card today.  We are also using Flirty Flimingo which will be retiring soon.  This is a quick card to make.
Sketch #16 You Are The Best card

SUPPLIES:
*=Sale-a-bration Product available until March 31, 2018
Stamps:
  *Happy Wishes    Wood Mount #147224, Clear Mount #147227  (Level 2-$100 product purchase)
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Pink Pirouette
Flirty Flamingo
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Ribbon:  *3/8″ Shimmery Ribbon Pack #147243  (Level 1-$50 product purchase)
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo 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″ x 5-1/4″.  Put a line of SNAIL down the front where your ribbon wil go.  Wrap your Ribbon around the card front, attaching it to the SNAIL.  Tie in a bow.  Attach to card base with SNAIL.
3.  Stamp “You are the Best” in Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with a Scallop Layering Square Framelit.  Cut out a Flirty Flamingo Layering Square just larger than your Scallop Square.  Layer the squares together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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SAB Consider Yourself Hugged

This card uses several Sale-a-bration products: 3/8″ Shimmery Ribbon Pack, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, and Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes.  Have fun making a variety of cards with your Sale-a-bration Products!
Consider yourself hugged card

SUPPLIES:
*=Level 1 Sale-a-bration item: each is FREE with a $50 product purchase only until March 31, 2018 or while supplies last.
Stamps:  Lots of Love  Wood Mount #143799, Clear Mount #143802
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Calypso Coral
*Bubbles & Fizz 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #147244
*Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes #147242
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punches:  Pretty Label #143715
1-3/8″ Scallop Circle #146139
Decorative Ribbon Border #143721
Ribbon:  *3/8″ Shimmery Ribbon Pack #147243
Tools:  Stamping Sponge
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the Calypso Coral card base from th Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelope Pack.  (OR make your own Calypso Coral card base.  Cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.)
2.  Make all the parts:
~Punch two Ribbon Borders from 5-1/2″ Whisper White card stock.
~Punch one Pretty Label from Calypso Coral card stock.
~Stamp “Consider Yourself Hugged” in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.
~Cut your Bubble & Fizz Designer Series Paper (DSP) at 3″ x 5-1/8″.
~Cut a Stitched Shapes Oval just larger than the Pretty Label Punch.
~Sponge the Oval, Pretty Label, and Scallop Circle with Calypso Coral ink.
~You can either sponge around the DSP, run the edges along your ink pad, or sponge the edges with Calypso Coral ink.  I ran the paper edges along my ink pad.
3.  Put it all together.
~Run a strip of SNAIL about 1″ from the bottom edge of your DSP.  Wrap your Ribbon around the DSP laying it on the SNAIL with the two sides meeting about 1″ from the left edge.  Tie a knot as usual.  If your knot does not lay where you want it to, use a Glue Dot close to the knot to hold it in place.
~Lay out all your pieces where you want them.
~Attach your DSP with SNAIL.
~Attach your punched Ribbon Borders with either SNAIL or Glue (Tombow or Fine-Tip)
~Attach your punched sentiment to the Pretty Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach these to the  Stitched Shapes Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished!

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Rainbow Card

I  received this Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle from the UPS man Monday and made this Rainbow, Sun, and Clouds card last night.  Too bad we don’t have Silver ink to put a Silver lining on the clouds.  Although here in Arizona we like rain and have not received nearly enough this past year.
Sunshine, Rainbow & Clouds Card

SUPPLIES:
*=Part of the Bundle
*Bundle #145983:  *Sunshine & Rainbows Photopolymer stamps + *Rainbow Builder Framelits
Stamps:  *Sunshine & Rainbows Photopolymer #145821
Inks:  Daffodil Delight
Pumpkin Pie
Real Red
Dapper Denim
Emerald Envy
Elegant Eggplant
Smoky Slate
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Rainbow Builder Framelits #145659
Other:  Stamping Sponge
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White cardbase at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Rainbow and Sun:
Stamp your Rainbow in the center of your card.  (Note:  I stamped mine on a 4-1/4″ card front and cut it down.  I figure if you start with the top of the Rainbow and work you way down you should be able to just stamp on the card base.  I also did not use the smallest rainbow part.)
Largest Rainbow Part at the Top, working your way down to the smaller parts.
~1. Larger=Elegant Eggplant ink
~2. Emerald Envy ink
~3. Dapper Denim ink
~4. Real Red ink
~5. Pumpkin Pie ink
~6. Daffodil Delight ink
~Sun-Daffodil Delight ink
3. Big Shot Clouds.  Cut three clouds from 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ wide Whisper White cardstock.  I cut two of the extra puffy  clouds and one of the kind of flat clouds.  I also cut the second extra puffy cloud at an angle so it would be different than the top one.
~Top Clouds that touch the Rainbow:  Cut from a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Whisper White cardstock with the puffy cloud edgelit at the top of the cardstock.
~Middle Clouds: 2=7/8″ x 5-1/2″ Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the puffy cloud edgelit at an angle.  I turned this one over and sponged on the ‘back’ so the clouds would not be exactly the same.
~Lower/Bottom Clouds:  Use the kind of flat clouds Edgelit.  1-1/2″ x 5-1/2 Whisper White cardstock.
~Lay out the clouds in the position you want them.  Sponge the tops with Smoky Slate ink.
~Attach the Top Clouds with SNAIL.  Trim the edges now if needed.
~Attach the Middle Clouds with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Trim the edges now if needed.
~Finally attach the Lower Clouds with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Trim the edges if needed.
Your card is finished.

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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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Magical Stamp & Die Cut Technique Video

Do you get frustrated after spending time stamping and coloring your image only to have the die slip in your Big Shot so your beautiful image is ruined?  Try out this Magical Stamp & Die Cut Technique!  You will be much happier with the results.  So grab your Stamp-a-ma-jig and test it out!  I have tried this with my Stampapratus, and it is easier to get great results with the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  The Castle Card with the images shown will be posted on Friday.

This video is 6-1/2 minutes long.

TIPS:
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
Magical Day:
Bundle=Stamps + Framelits:  Wood Mount Bundle #145984, Clear Mount Bundle #145985, Wood Mount Stamps #145854Clear Mount Stamps #145857Magical Mates Framelits #145660
1.
  Cut your images from a piece of medium to darker colored cardstock to make you Template.  Colored cardstock shows the Whisper White images you will be stamping much better.
2.  Stamp on the smooth side of your Imaging Sheet.  Use ONLY Memento Tuxedo Black and Classic Stampin’ Pads.  Archival and StazOn inks will stain and damage your Imaging Sheet.
3.  Remember to position the Imaging Sheet right in the corner of the T-Handle with the sides also lined up.  Sometimes part of the Imaging Sheet may sneak under the T-Handle.  Make sure to correct this before you stamp.
4.  Put your stamp block (wood or clear) firmly in the corner of the T-Handle, lining up the sides.  Stamp straight down, then pull straight up to get a good image.  Your stamping on the Imaging Sheet does not have to be perfect.
5.  It helps to ink your stamp, lay it on the ink pad, then position your Imaging Sheet and your T-Handle over the Whisper White die cut.  Without moving the T-Handle, remove the Imaging Sheet, position your stamp in the T-Handle, then stamp straight down.  Smaller die cuts may stick to the stamp.  Just gently peel them off.

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