Yay! Cake Card

This Yay! Cake Card was made by Kiev for the  Three Things Challenge #7.  It can be used as a Birthday or Wedding Card.  Clear Embossing Powder adds some shine and texture.  Don’t you just love the diagonal stripes!
Three Things #7 ChallengeYay! Cake Card

SUPPLIES:

*Bundle:  Amazing Life Photopolymer stamps + Rectangle Stitched Framelits Bundle #150624
Stamps:  *Amazing Life  Photopolymer #148750
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blushing Bride
Early Espresso
Big Shot:  Rectangle Stitched Framelits #148551
Heat Embossing:  Clear Embossing Powder #109130
Heat Tool #129053
Adhesives:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

2.  Diagonal Stripes:
~Cut two 1″ x 5-1/2″ strips from Flirty Flamingo cardstock.
~Cut four 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ strips from Early Espresso cardstock.
~Attach one Early Espresso strip to each side of the Flirty Flamingo strips.
~Then, attach one strip 2″ from the bottom lower right corner and up 2-1/4″ from the bottom right corner.
~Now, attach the other strip 2″ from the upper left corner along the fold and 2″ from the upper right corner along the top edge.

3.  Cut out the 3rd from the largest in the group of eight Rectangle Stitched Framelits from Whisper White cardstock.

NOTE:  Rub the cardstock front with your Embossing Buddy first.  Then stamp one image and quickly add the embossing powder.  You can use the Heat Tool after each image OR after all the images are stamped.  Watch This Video for help with Heat Embossing.

4.  Stamp & Emboss
~Stamp the Corner image in Flirty Flamingo ink in the lower right corner.  Add Embossing Powder.
~Stamp the Corner Image in Flirty Flamingo in the upper left corner.  Add Embossing Powder.
~Stamp YAY! in Flirty Flamingo ink close to the bottom corner and centered on the rectangle.  Add Embossing Powder.
~Melt the Embossing Powder with your Heat Tool if you have not done so already.

5.  Stamp your Cake in Early Expresso ink as shown.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Yay! Cake Card is finished!

Did you like this YAY! Cake Card?  Check out these Birthday Cards and Wedding Cards on my blog for more ideas.  Use the stamps and papers you have to make your OWN version.

Love Your Stamps Challenge

This “Love Your Stamps” Challenge is different as you get to make a Fun Fold card or Fancy Fold card with your stamp(s). I made a quick Easel Card. I really like how it turned out!

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Forever Lovely Photopolymer #150580
Ink: Real Red ink pad and Stampin’ Write Marker
Cardstock: Whisper White
Real Red
All My Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #148576
Big Shot: Stitched Labels Framelits #146828  Or use a Punch
Be Mine Stitched Frameltis #148527
Punches: Everyday Label #144668
Decorative Ribbon Border #143721
Adhesives: SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut your papers:
~Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″ and 2″.
~Real Red card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
~Real Red Label at 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. Punch the ends off with the Everyday Label Punch. Watch This Video if you need help making the Label longer.
~Punch your Ribbon from 5-1/2″ long cardstock.

2. Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Real Red ink. Cut it out with the Stitched Label Framelit shown. Attach it to your long Everyday Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I did color the edges of the Real Red Label with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker. Also, put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Real Red Label.

3. Attach your DSP to your Real Red card front. Lay out the label and the punched ribbon where you want them. Attach the Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach the punched ribbon with either SNAIL or Tombow Glue.

4. Look at the Side-View picture and notice how the card base is folded. Fold the score lines with your Bone Folder to get a crisp fold. Put SNAIL on the 2″ section which has the bottom edge. Put your card front so the bottom of your card front lines up with the edge that has the SNAIL on. The top part of the card front will not be attached to the card base.

5. Hold your card open.
~Cut the round Stitched Labels Framelit from Whisper White cardstock.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back
~Cut the smallest Be Mine Stitched Heart cut from Real Red cardstock.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Attach to Whisper White Round Stitched Label.
~Attach the layered Circle and Heart on the inside bottom of the card in the center and as close to the bottom edge as you can get it. Look at the Open Side View picture.  Now put the bottom of your card front so it touches your Layered Circle and Heart. You have now completed your Easel Card.

Find some fun Stamp sets for the Love Your Stamps Challenges in My Online Store.

Gradient or Ombre Card Front Video

Make this easy Gradient or Ombre card front using cardstock and an embossing folder.  Your family and friends will be impressed.  You don’t need to tell them it was easy to make.

This Video is 8-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps:  Bitty Greetings  Wood-Mount #146664, Clear-Mount #146667
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Berry Burst
Rich Razzleberry
Fresh Fig
Big Shot:  Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108

The Blue version uses Balmy Blue cardstock, Pacific Point cardstock, Blueberry Bushel cardstock, and the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder.  It also uses the Banners for You Photopolymer stamp set #141710 and the  Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″
~Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
~Light Color – Berry Burst at 2″ x 5″
~Medium Color – Rich Razzleberry at 1-3/4″ x 5″
~Dark Color – Fresh Fig at 3″ x 5″

2. Make your card front.
~Put SNAIL on your Whisper White card front around all four edges, two strips down the center both horizontally and vertically.
~Start with your Light Color Cardstock.  Place it at the top of your card front at an angle making sure to cover both corners and the sides so no white shows at the top or sides.
~Add you Medium Color pushing it up against the Light Color so no White shows in between them.
~Next, add your Dark Color pushing it up against the Medium Color making sure there is no white showing between color strips or around any of the side.

3.  Turn so you can see the Whisper White card front.  Cut off all the colored cardstock from around the edges using either scissors or your Paper Trimmer.  Admire the Gradient/Ombre Colors!

4.  Put your Gradient or Ombre Card Front inside your Embossing Folder and run it through your Big Shot.

5.  Glue your Embossed Card Front onto your Card Base.

6.  Add your sentiment.  Just a note:  I liked the larger sentiment better than the smaller one.
Your Card is finished!

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Cupcake Birthday Card

Make a Cupcake Birthday Card for someone special today.  This card uses the Hello Cupcake Sale-a-bration Stamp Set.  All its swirly layers are easy to layer with this Photopolymer stamp set.  Make your OWN Cupcake Birthday Card today.  You can change the colors to match what the Birthday Person’s favorite colors are.
Cupcake Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:

Stamps:  Hello Cupcake  Photopolymer #149714  (FREE with $50 purchase by March 31, 2019)
Inks:  Night of Navy
Early Espresso
Balmy Blue
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blueberry Bushel
Balmy Blue
Big Shot:  Candles & Confetti Framelits #146319
Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Optional: Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

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 Blueberry Bushel card front at 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Optional:  Put a 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the top and bottom edges where you will die cut the Confetti.  Watch This Video for help using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.
~Die Cut the Confetti using the Thinlit.  Watch This Video if you need help die cutting Thinlits.  You can save all the small pieces to use in a Shaker Card if desired.
~Attach die cut card front to card base.

3.  Banner:
~Cut a 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ Balmy Blue Strip.
~Use the Banner Triple Punch to punch a notch at each end of the strip.
~Attach to the center of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

4.  Stamp your Cupcake on Whisper White cardstock:
~Night of Navy ink for the Cupcake paper
~Early Espresso ink for the Cupcake part (chocolate of course) peeking above the Cupcake paper.
~Balmy Blue ink for the Frosting.
~Cut out with the 2-1/2″ Scallop Square Framelit.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attach to the card front over the Banner.
Your Cupcake Birthday Card is Finished.

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Hearts Just for You Valentine Card

This Hearts Just for You Card can be used as a Valentine Card, a Wedding Card, an Anniversary Card, or a Thinking of You Card.  It is an elegant card.  Enjoy making it and giving it to someone special.
Hearts for You Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:

*Bundle #150587:  Meant to Be   Rubber Cling Stamps + Be Mine Stitched Framelits
Stamps:  *Meant to Be Rubber Cling #148626
Ink:  Lovely Lipstick
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Lovely Lipstick
Powder Pink
Gold Foil Sheets #
Big Shot:  *Be Mine Stitched Framelits #148527
Rectangle Stitched Framelits #148551
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Cut your Lovely Lipstick card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

2.  Choose the Rectangle Stitched Framelit that is just wider than your Heart Stamp.  Cut it out from Whisper White cardstock.

3.  Lay our your Heart and sentiment stamps on your Whisper White Stitched Rectangle.  Then, mount both stamps on the same Stamp Block.  Stamp them with Lovely Lipstick ink.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.

4.  Cut your Gold Foil Sheet at 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.  Layer this Gold Rectangle with the stamped Rectangle.

5.  Big Shot
The measurements listed are for BOTH the cardstock AND the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet which you will put on the back of the cardstock.
Watch This Video if you need help using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.
Watch This Video if you need help cutting detailed Framelits/Thinlits.
~Gold Foil Sheet:  1″ x 2″.
~Powder Pink cardstock:  3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
~Cut two of the small flowers from the Gold Foil.
~Cut two of the Many Hearts Strips from the Powder Pink cardstock.  Poke out all the Hearts and save them for another project as they are all stickers.

6. Put your card together.
~Put on the Many Hearts Strips first so they go diagonally across the card letting some hang off each corner.  Cut off the parts that hang over the edge.
~Put a Gold Foil Flower in each of the other two corners.
~Put the Layered Rectangles in the center of the card.
Your Card is Finished!

Get your Valentine Card Making supplies from My Online Store.

Three Silver Hearts Card

I love this Three Hearts Card Kiev made!  I Love the NEW Meant to Be Bundle with the Be Mine (Heart) Framelits & Thinlits!!  Kiev designed this card using three of the Filigree Heart Thinlits and the NEW Rectangle Stitched Framelits and some Designer Series Paper.  This card can be used for any “Love” Occasion.
Three Silver Hearts Card

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock:  Real Red
All My Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper #148576
Silver Foil 12×12 Sheet #132178
Big Shot:  Be Mine Stitched Framelits #148527
Rectangle Stitched Framelits #148551
Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

2.  Cut two 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ Stitched Rectangles using the Rectangle Framelits.  Attach to card base as shown in the photo.

3.
  Watch This Video if you need help using the Multipurpose Sheets.  Watch This Video for help cutting detailed Thinlits.

4.  L
ay your Heart Thinlit the back of your Silver Foil paper to decide how much you will need.  Cut your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet and Silver Foil the same size.  Put the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the Silver Foil Sheet.  Cut out one Heart

Big Shot Sandwich:
1. Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter on (OR Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed)
2. Bottom cutting plate (The flatter it is the better results you will get.)
3. Foil Sheet with adhesive sheet down
4. Heart Thinlit with cutting edges touching Foil Sheet
5. Printer Paper folded in half covering the Foil Sheet to keep it smooth and pretty looking
6. Add the Top cutting plate

5.
  Lay out the Hearts where you want them.  Peel off the adhesive backing and put the Hearts on the card.
~Attach the Hearts on the sides first.
~Then she put the center Heart down overlapping the side Hearts.
Your card is finished.

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So Happy Lace Card

This “So Happy to Have You In My Life” card uses the NEW Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Grapefruit Grove Foil from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  This is a quick card if you have a Big Shot.  No Big Shot?  Just leave the Foil Sheet flat and cut your sentiment in a rectangle.
Happy Life Lace CardSUPPLIES:
*=Available January 3, 2019
**=Available January 3, 2019 FREE with a $50 merchandise purchase
Stamps:
  *Amazing Life  Photopolymer #148750
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Flirty Flamingo
**Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets 12×12 (4 of each color) #149712
Big Shot:  Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder #148530
Stitched Shapes Framelits #
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
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 Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheet.  I cut a 4″ s 12″ strip, then cut it down to 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Line up your Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheet in your Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder.
~Big Shot Sandwich for Dynamic Embossing Folders:
Big Shot Platform with the Thin Die Adapter removed (OR Multipurpose Platform with Tab 2 open)
Dynamic Embossing Folder with cardstock inside (Yes, we skip the bottom Cutting Pad/Plate)
Top Cutting Pad/Plate
4.  Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue.  Place a couple of E Clear Stamp Blocks on top so it will lay flat.  Remove when you are ready to attach your sentiment.
5.  Stamp your So Happy sentiment on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut it out with the Largest Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Attach it to your card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.  Admire and enjoy all the shine and the intricate embossed details!

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Festive Farmhouse Christmas: Guest Stampers-Jean & Lloyd

My Downline Jean and her husband, Lloyd, have been stamping together and having a great time!  Here are some cards they made with Holiday Catalog Festive Farmhouse Suite supplies.

Festive Farmhouse Bundle #149941.  Stamp set only #148478.  Farmhouse Framelits only #147922

Holiday Catalog pages 12-13

Jean's Festive Farmhouse Card

Lloyd's Festive Farmhouse Card

Enjoy making your OWN Christmas cards!

Christmas Star Wreath Card-Three Things #5

This Christmas Star Wreath Card was easy to make and uses the Three Things #5 Challenge items.  Make one today!
Three Things Challenge #5

Star Wreath Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Christmas Pines  Photopolymer #142049
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Crumb Cake
Markers:  Real Red
Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
All Is Bright 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #147892  (Retiring)
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Big Shot:  Wood Crate (Star) Framelits #143730
Lakeside Framelits #146351  (label)
Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder #143708
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
~4 stars from 1 pattern of DSP (Red)
~4 stars from a different pattern of DSP (Green)
~4 stars from Gold Foil.  Put a folded sheet of printer paper between the Foil side and your Big Shot Cutting Pad/Plate to keep it smooth and shiny.  If you want a distressed look, don’t use the printer paper.
2.  Card Front.
~Take your embossing folder and find the side where the embossing lines are raised up.
~Rub your Crumb Cake ink pad over that side until it is evenly covered with ink.
~Line up your Card Front on the uninked side.  Close.  Run through your Big Shot.
**Big Shot Sandwich for Dynamic Embossing Folders:
Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter REMOVED.  (OR Multipurpose Platform with Tab 2 open)
Dynamic Embossing Folder with cardstock inside
Top Cutting Pad/Plate.  (Yes, only use a Cutting pad on the top.  Skip the bottom one as your Sandwich will be too thick to go through your Big Shot.
~Attach to Card Base with Tombow Glue
3.  Sentiment
~Stamp your sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock
~Cut out with the label die with some room at the left for your Holly.
~Color your Holly Leaves with the Shaded Spruce Marker and your Holly Berries with your Real Red Marker.  Stamp.
~Color around the edges of your Label with your Real Red Marker.
~Attach about 1/4″ from the bottom edge with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Star Wreath
~Picture an analog clock face with the numbers 1-12 in a circle.  You will be placing one of the 12 stars you cut out in the space of each number.
~Lay the Green Stars at 12, 3, 6, and 9.
~Lay the Red Stars at 1, 4, 7, and 10.
~Lay the Gold Stars at 2, 5, 8, and 11.
~I attached the 4 Green Stars first with two Glue Dots on the back.  I only pressed down the right Glue Dot so I could overlap the stars.
~Then add two Glue Dots to one Star at a time and attach them so they slightly overlap the previous Star (And the Green Stars). Continue until all Stars are attached.
Your Card is finished.

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White Blizzard Snowflake Card

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

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

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Stamping with Large Stamps: Tags & Tidings Video

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

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

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

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

Happy Birthday in Greens

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

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

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Many Blessings Leaf Card

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

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

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Happy Halloween Fall Card – Case #4

Happy Halloween today!  Here is a great Halloween and Fall Pumpkin card to make.  Kiev CASEd it from the Holiday Catalog page 46 and made a few tweaks.  I do like the results!
CASE #4Many Blessings Fall CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Many Blessings.  Photopolymer #147775
Inks:  Memento Black
Shaded Spruce
Stampin’ Blends Markers:  Shaded Spruce Combo Pack #147938
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack #144599
Cajun Craze Combo Pack #147931
Soft Suede Combo Pack #147273
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack #144603
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake
Pumpkin Pie
Nature’s Poem 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146338
Under the Mistletoe 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146921
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Basket Weave Dynamic embossing folder #146841
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight  1/4″ Double-Stitched #144116
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Put one half of your card base in the Basketweave embossing folder lining up the score-line so it will be embossed all the way to the score-line.
~Big Shot Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform with Thin-Die Adapter removed (OR Multipurpose Platform with at least 1 Tab open), (Skip the bottom cutting plate), Embossing Folder with cardstock sticking out, Top Cutting Plate.  Just make sure the sides of your embossing folder are lined up with the sides of your Platform.
2. Stamp your Pumpkins in Memento Black ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Color with the Blends Markers:
~Pumpkin Pie: Back and Front Pumpkins
~Cajun Craze: middle pumpkin behind the crate
~Soft Suede: Crate
~Shaded Spruce: Squash in the crate, Leaf.
~Daffodil Delight: Apple
Cut out with two Layering Circle Framelits layered together to cut out the colored image in a circle AND make a larger frame.
3.  Pumpkin Pie Square is cut at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the corner images in Shaded Spruce ink in each corner.
4.  DSP Rectangles.
~Striped Nature’s Poem rectangle is cut at 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
~Dotted Under the Mistletoe rectangle is cut at 1″ x 3-3/4″.
5.  Put it all together.
~Lay out all your pieces where you want them.  This is the order Kiev used:
Card Base
Pumpkin Pie Square
Dotted DSP
Striped DSP
Circle Frame
Circle
~Use Tombow to attach the Square, Rectangles, and Circle Frame.
~Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the stamped Circle
~Tie a Bow and attach it with Glue Dots.

Fall Tropical Chic for Color Challenge #26

Kiev designed this card using the Topical Chic Bundle for Color Challenge #26.  I think it turned out wonderfully!  Like she says, “It is great to come to work and be told that she is making cards today!”  Contact me if YOU want to make cards almost every day either as a customer or a Stampin’ Up! Team Member.
Color Challenge #26

Tropical Chic Fall CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Tropical Chic Rubber stamp set + Tropical Thinlits.  Wood-Mount Bundle #148397, Clear-Mount Bundle #148399
Stamps: Tropical Chic  Wood-Mount #146750, Clear-Mount #146753
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Mango Melody
Mossy Meadow
Cajun Craze
Very Vanilla
Big Shot: Tropical Thinlits #146831
Punch:  Circle
Adhesives:
  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Mango Melody card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Stamp
~Three Flowers with Cajun Craze ink on Cajun Craze cardstock.
~Sentiment on a 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ Very Vanilla cardstock with Cajun Craze ink.  Use a Circle Punch to round off the ends of the cardstock.
3.  Die Cut:
~Stamped Flowers with Flower Framelit
Die-cut Two of each Leaf in Mossy Meadow cardstock.
~Long Fern Leaf: Use both the outside Framelit and then put the inside Thinlit in the outside Framelit.  Cut twice to get 4 leaves.
~Rounded Palm Type Leaf:  Again use the outside Framelit with the inside Thinlit and cut twice to get 4 leaves.
4.  Lay out all your Leaves and Flowers and the sentiment on your Mango Melody card base to decide where to put all the pieces.
~Use Tombow Glue to attach the Leaves and Flowers.
~Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach your sentiment.
Your Card is finished.

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You’re Spooktacular Halloween Card

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

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

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Copper Tropical Man’s Birthday Card

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

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

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Batty for You Elephant Halloween Card

This fun Batty for You Elephant Halloween Card was made by Kiev.  Like she always says, “What other job do you get to come and design and make cards?”  She used the Trick or Tweet stamp set for the cute elephant.
Batty for You Halloween CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Trick or Tweet  Rubber stamps. Wood-Mount #147725. Clear-Mount #147722
Takeout Treats Rubber stamps.  Wood-Mount #147861, Clear-Mount #147858
Ink: Gorgeous Grape
Memento Black
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush #141897
Blends:  Basic Black Combo Pack #147942
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack #144599
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Gorgeous Grape card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp Stars on the card front in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Paint a sparkly star with the Wink of Stella pen in the center of each stamped star/
3.  Choose the Layering Oval Framelit to fit your stamped images.  Cut out from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp your Elephant and sentiment on your Oval Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink.  Color with Blends Markers.  I think she used the Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Blends.  You could also use Stampin’ Write Markers or Watercolor Pencils for a different look.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.
4. Optional Envelope:  Stamp Gorgeous Grape Stars on the envelope flap and/or lower front corners.

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Using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets with Thinlits

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

This Video is 7 minutes 12 seconds long.

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

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

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Three Things #2

Time for another Three Things Challenge! I used the Striped Scallops embossing folder, Layering Circles Framelits, and Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon.

You can post your version of this Challenge in the comments or on Saturday’s Facebook thread for the challenge.  I really had fun making this card!
Scallops & Gingham CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer #145519
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Night of Navy
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Striped Scallops embossing folder #147188
Ribbon:  Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham #144232
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut TWO Whisper White pieces at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  One will be for the card front.  The other one will be for the inside.
~Run one through the Big Shot with the Striped Scallops embossing folder.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock with Night of Navy ink.  Cut out with a Layering Circle Framelit.  Choose a Scallop Circle Framlit larger than your Whisper White circle and cut it from Night of Navy cardstock.  Layer them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Lay your layered circles on your embossed card front.  Decide where you want to tie your bow.  Wrap the ribbon around your card front and tie the bow where you want it.  Watch this Video on attaching ribbon if you need help.
5.  Attach your layered circles to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.
6. Optional Envelope.  Emboss the envelope flap with the Striped Scallops embossing folder.  Watch this Video for instructions.

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