Happy Father’s Day! I hope you all enjoy time with your Father and the other men in your life! Remember all the good times you had with your Father and the important things he taught you. I used the retired Mocha Morning DSP. Choose your DSP and 2 coordinating colors and a sentiment and you can use this layout for a variety of occasions.
Version 1-Layered Decorative Label Punch (Medium). Version 2-Small Decorative Label Sentiment (Most steps).
Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Delightful Dozen w#122650 c#122652 OR Word Play w#120308 c#120651 Card Stock: Brushed Gold #102935 3-3/4″ x 5″ Early Espresso #119686 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Very Vanilla #101650 (I used Confetti Cream-retired) cardbase Designer Series Paper: Mocha Morning (retired) 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ Ink: StayzOn Black #101406 or Early Espresso #126974 Punches:Decorative Label #120907
Key Tag (retired) OR Labels Framelits #125598 AND Big Shot Brads: Basic Glimmer Brads #121003
3/16″ Neutrals Brads #119736 Other: Paper-Piercing Tool #126119 (LOVE this NEW one!)
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199 (LOVE this too!)
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187 (LOVE these too!)
SNAIL #104332 refill #104331
Post-It-Notes (not SU)
DIRECTIONS: Card Base. Cut all papers. Front Layer: DSP 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″. Middle Layer: Brushed Gold 3-3/4″ x 5″. Adhere with SNAIL. Use Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to evenly pierce holes in the DSP corners. Put brads in holes. Now adhere to Back Layer: Early Espresso 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Adhere to Very Vanilla card base. Version 1-Layered Decorative Label Punch (Medium). I used the Decorative Label Punch and the Key Tag Punch. Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock. Punch with Key Tag Punch. Use the Decorative Label Punch to punch 1 Brushed Gold and 2 Early Espresso labels. Cut 1 Early Espresso Label length-wise down the center. Trim the points. Cut the other Early Espresso Label width-wise down the center. Trim the points. Click Here if you would like pictures of how to do this (Click “next page” two times-Nov 12, 2010-Layered Top Note). Put SNAIL on the back of your Brushed Gold Label and attach the Length-wise cut Label parts and then the width-wise cut Label parts to the back of the Brushed Gold Label, trying to keep the exposed Early Espresso even all the way around. Attach punched sentiment with Dimensionals. Attach Layered Label and Sentiment with Dimensionals to card front. Version 2-Small Decorative Label Sentiment (Most steps). Layer the Brushed Gold and Early Espresso Decorative Labels the same as Version 1. Stamp Sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock using Black StayzOn ink. Punch with Decorative Label Punch, making sure the sentiment is in the center. Place punched sentiment on a Post-It-Note and slide it back it your punch so the sentiment edge is touching/aligned with the long edge of the punch. Punch. Now attach your sentiment to another Post-It-Note and repeat with the other long side. Adhere to the layered Gold and Espresso Labels with Dimensionals. Adhere whole layered sentiment to card front with Dimensionals. Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest). Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock. Use the smallest Label Collection Framelit and your Big Shot to cut it out. Use the next larger size Label Framelit to cut out your Brushed Gold. Layer with Dimensionals and attach to card front with Dimensionals.
We made this card at my Stamp Class last Friday. It was relatively easy to make. We did get to use the Big Shot quite a bit using the Labels Collection Framelits, a NEW *Bitty Banner Framelit, and one of the NEW *Apothecary Accents Framelits (well, half of it) that will be available *June 1st. Enjoy making this card! Feel free to use some of your DSP stash to create different looks for this card.
SUPPLIES: * = available June 1st
Stamps: *Bright Blossoms w#125495 c#125497 Loving Thoughts w#125843 c#125845 (carried over from the Occasions Mini catalog and still available) Ink: *Midnight Muse #126860 -sentiment Old Olive #126953 -stems Card Stock & DSP: Daffodil Delight -card base & larger Label Framelit, small flowers Whisper White -smaller Label Framelit, Bitty Banner Framelit *Summer Starfruit -“Vase” *Raspberry Ripple #126842 -small flowers Tempting Turquoise #102067 -small flowers Pacific Point #111350 -small flowers *Summer Smooches DSP card front layer 5-1/4″ x 4″ Big Shot Framelits: Labels Collection #125598 *Apothecary Accents #127003 *Bitty Banners #129267 Punch: Itty Bitty Punch Shapes Pack (Flower) #118309 Other: Dimensionals (LOTS!) #104430 SNAIL #104332 refill #104331 (adhere vase) Mini Glue Dots #103683 OR (Tombow) Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 (adhere flowers) Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021 OR Basic Pearls #119247 (flower centers)
TIPS FOR PUTTING IT TOGETHER: 1. Vase. I used just a little over half the Framelit for the vase. Just align your card stock equally for a flat top. You might want to use a Post-It-Note or blue painter’s tape (stuck to your jeans a couple of times to remove extra adhesive) to hold your Framelit in place on your card stock while you run it through the Big Shot. 2. Flower Stems. Cut your Whisper White Label Framelit. Decide where the top of your Vase will be. Stamp so the stems will be behind the vase at least a little bit. (My customer just positioned her vase and stamped on top of it, then flipped it over so the front of the vase was clean.) I stamped 3 of the Bright Blossoms stems. I angled the stems on the sides toward the edge of the Label Framelit. The center stems were straight up. Next time I think I will stamp more stems so more of the Label is covered with flowers. I put the punched flowers over the circles on the stems. Adhere your Vase with SNAIL or Tombow. You can adhere the flowers with Mini Glue Dots OR Tombow. Add white centers to your flowers with a White Gel Pen or the smallest Pearls. 3. Stamp your sentiment in Midnight Muse ink. Then position the Bitty Banner Framelit over your sentiment and run through your Big Shot. NOTE: Be careful and only tap the stamp lightly on the NEW ink pads or you will have to clean around the edges of your stamps before you can get a clean stamped image. You might want to practice a few times until you learn how lightly to tap your stamp on the NEW ink pad. I am really enjoying getting great ink coverage with a lot less effort!!!! Although I will admit to having to clean the stamp edges quite often still. I am sure I will easily adapt. AND these NEW ink pads will need to be reinked less frequently than the older ones. 4. Assemble your card using SNAIL or Tombow on your DSP. Use Dimensionals on the backs of both Label Framelits and the back of the Sentiment. 5. Admire your cheery card!
This is a quick and easy card using products available *June 1st.
Remember that the items on the Retiring Lists are only available until May 31st or while supplies last! Some items have sold out, but many are still available. Get them before they are gone forever! You can also check out the Clearance Rack while you are visiting My Stampin’ Up! Online Store. Hint: On the upper right side under the category banner there is a drop down menu titled “Show”. Click “All” and you will see everything in that category by scrolling down the page without having to keep changing pages.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: *Layered Labels #127072 (If using Clear Mount stamps you will need Clear Block F-the largest) Card Stock: Very Vanilla
*Midnight Muse #126843 Ink: *Midnight Muse #126860 Big Shot: *Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003 *Oval Accent Bigz Clear die #127005
TIPS: 1. Stamp first, then use your Apothecary Accents Framelit. You can use a Post-It-Note or blue painter’s tape (stick it on your jeans a couple of times first) to hold your Apothecary Accents Framelit in place, if desired. 2. Use a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Midnight Muse card stock with the Oval Accent Bigz Clear die. You will need to put it at an angle to get a complete cut out. Remember to fold down or trim off the corners that stick out over the die edges. Otherwise your card stock moves and you don’t get the full image die cut. Don’t ask me how I know. 3. If you want to Step It Up, you can use an embossing folder on the card front and/or the Midnight Muse Oval Accent die cut. Stampin’ Up! also has a new *Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (#126187) and a new, larger *Stampin’ Pierce Mat (#126199) that might work well with this card. It will be coming to my house SOON!
Contact me if you don’t currently have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I will be happy to help you with your paper crafting and digital crafting needs!
I just wasn’t happy enough with the previous card I had made for Mother’s Day. Here is what I finally mailed to the Mothers in my family. (PS. The crocheted flower is an original Fleurette-long retired. Sorry)
SUPPLIES: * = Available June 1st, 2012
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes w#115370 c#127802 *Layered Labels w#127070 c#127072 Ink: Raspberry Ripple #126859 Card Stock: Blushing Bride (retiring In Color 2010-2012) *Raspberry Ripple #126842 Big Shot: Finial Press embossing folder (retiring) #115963
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder #117335
*Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003 Punches: Word Window #119857
Modern Label #119849 Other: Fleurette crocheted flower (retired several years ago-sorry)
Circle Fire Brad #109110 (retiring)
LOTS of Dimensionals #104430
Mini Glue Dots #103683 (to hold the flower on)
I hope you had a great Mother’s Day!
I copied this cute little Easter Bunny Basket from Dawn Griffith. Here are the links to her videos: Basket and Bunny . I very seldom copy anything exactly, but this is so cute. It is also quick and easy.
BASKET SUPPLIES: Card Stock: Whisper White
Blushing Bride (I used Pretty in Pink) Basket 5-1/4″ square, Handle 3/4″ x 8″ Big Shot: Scallop Square Clear Die #115950 Other: 1/16″ handheld punch #101227
Sticky Strip (she uses SNAIL)
BASKET DIRECTIONS: 1. Score 2 opposite sides at 2 scallops (1″). Score the other 2 sides at 3 scallops (1-1/2″). Fold all score lines. 2. Cut score lines on the 3 scallop side from edge to the other score line. 3. Put Sticky Strip on the center sections of the sides you cut. Put Sticky Strip on the scallop edges that will fold over the center sections. 4. Remove Sticky Strip red backing. Fold center sections up. Then fold one corner over the center, making sure it is squared up. Now fold the other corner over the center, also making sure it is squared up. Repeat with the other side. 5. Put a small strip of SNAIL on the ends of the handle and stick it to the inside of the basket. Punch a 1/16″ hole in the handle and the box. Put a brad through the hole. Repeat on the other side. You are done with the basket!
EASTER BUNNY SUPPLIES: Big Shot: Heart Framelits #125599 Card Stock: Whisper White cut at 3-1/2″ wide for head, ears, cheeks
Basic Black eyes
Blushing Bride (I used Pretty in Pink ears, nose, tongue, can use red for tongue) Other: Black Stampin’ Write Marker #100082
White Gel pen #105021
Mini Glue Dots #103683
Dimensionals #104430 Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack #118309 (Tongue)
1/2″ Circle punch #119869 (2 eyes)
3/4″ Circle punch #119873 (nose)
1-3/8″ Circle punch #119860 (2 cheeks)
Blossom Petals punch #121808 (2 large white ears, 2 smaller pink inner ears)
EASTER BUNNY DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut head with Heart Framelit (3rd largest, I think). Punch tongue from pink or red using the Itty Bitty circle punch. Place behind heart top indent sticking out just a little. The heart is upside-down for the bunny head. Place Dimensionals on the back of the two 1-3/8″ Whisper White circles and place as shown on heart curves. Place a Dimensional on the back of the 3/4″ pink circle nose and place slightly over the center of the cheeks. Place the 1/2″ black circle eyes slightly behind the cheeks and close to the nose (use SNAIL). Adhere the inner pink ears to the larger Whisper White ears. Adhere to back of bunny head in desired position. Tie a bow with the ribbon and adhere it to bunny with a Mini Glue Dot. Place 3 Dimensionals on the basket in a line and place bunny on the front of the basket. Fill basket with goodies.
Tomorrow we say Goodbye to Sale-a-bration. April 1st we say Hi to the Summer Smooches Collection! One of the advantages of being a demonstrator is being able to order this collection a whole month before the promotion begins. (This is a “Shout for Joy” smile!) If you want to get to try new Stampin’ Up! products earlier than the general public does, contact me about Joining My Team! We can share the FUN together!! I will admit that due to my Daughter getting married, I am just now placing my Summer Smooches order. It will arrive early next week in time for those attending my Stamp Class to see all the new fun things! I also earned some more FREE Sale-a-bration items.
I am also working on projects for my Newsletter Subscribers. If you would like access to 3 additional projects for FREE each month please sign up for my Newsletter on the right sidebar. You will have access to all the projects from my Newsletters since August 2011. Each month you will also receive a template to use for 1 of the projects.
Meanwhile, my Daughter-in-law’s birthday was yesterday. Here is the card I made for her.
DIRECTIONS: 1. Stamp sentiment in Rose Red ink on Blushing Bride card stock. Position card stock with top of sentiment positioned as desired in Label Framelit die. Run through Big Shot. Now position Label Framelit die so it frames the lower edge of the sentiment making sure the Framelit is straight and evenly spaced around sentiment. Run through Big Shot. Stamp desired flourish. Sponge edges of your sentiment label with Rose Red ink. Add Basic Pearls as desired. Place Dimensionals on back of sentiment label. Set aside. 2. Cut Blushing Bride card stock to 5-1/2″ x 4″. Place SNAIL on upper edge. Also place SNAIL on inside of card along top of decorative cuts. Line up card stock on inside of card front so edges are even with edges of card front and back. Adhere. 3. Stamp desired flourish in upper card front corners using Rose Red ink. 4. Adhere sentiment label. Add Basic Pearls as desired. 5. Admire your beautiful card!
Note: When mailing lumpy cards, place a spare piece of card stock over card front (the lumpy part) and insert in envelope with the lumpy part at the back of the envelope. I usually add extra postage when mailing lumpy cards.
I CASED myself when making this White-on-White card for a friend’s wedding. Check out THIS POST for basic instructions. I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit (#118138) instead of the Boho Blossoms punch. The card front is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and is adhered directly to a Whisper White card base.
Here is another video made by Stampin’ Up! I have been helping my daughter with wedding preparation. I spent all day Saturday with her buying fabric for tablecloths, buying ribbon and flowers for bouquets, boutonaires, corsages. We also bought a few more things for her reception. Her wedding is March 17th with one reception that evening and another here on March 23rd. I will try to keep posting on my regular schedule, but might miss a few days here and there. I might even show you some of the flowers we put together.
Meanwhile here is a video on using the new Framelits dies. As you know I REALLY enjoy using them!
I have purchased quite a few things from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini catalog. I have been thinking about what is my favorite purchase. My favorite this week is the new Hearts Collection Framelits. We are using them on 2 cards for my class on Friday: White on White Valentine, and the Take It to Heart Valentine. I am addicted to Hearts and these Heart Framelits are really fun to use. You can layer with them, turn any stamped image into a Heart cut out, use the coordinating stamp set and cut out the images, and make Heart frames. I am sure there are more than 4 ways to use these Heart Framelits. I guess I need more playing time to discover them!
I decided for this card I wanted to try multiple textures together and play with my Heart Framelits some more. I also used a new stamp from the Occasions Mini catalog-Candy Conversations. The small hearts are perfect for our Small Heart punch! Have fun making this one. Just remember to use your Embossing Folder first, then your Framelit because sometimes the paper “shrinks” some and won’t fit just right.
Stamp: Candy Conversations (Occasions Mini) page 43 #125560 Card Stock: Whisper White card base
Pretty in Pink
Melon Mambo Ink: Melon Mambo Big Shot: Heart Collection Framelits (Occasions Mini) page 6 #125599 Big Shot Textured Impressions Folders: Houndstooth page 218 #123134
Stripes page 218 #123128
Elegant Lines page 218 #119277 Other: Small Heart punch page 210 #117193
Scissors with long blades to get a straighter cut
DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut Whisper White card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Embossing. Take Whisper White card base and line it up inside the Houndstooth embossing folder. Run through Big Shot. Next use the Stripes embossing folder with Pretty in Pink card stock and run through Big Shot. Then use Melon Mambo and the Elegant Lines embossing with the Big Shot. 3. Heart Framelits. Place the largest Heart Framelit that isn’t scalloped in desired position on Pretty in Pink card stock. Place the next smaller size inside the larger Heart in desired position. To help them stay in place use a sticky note or blue painter’s tape to hold the framelit and paper in desired positions. (I just learned the sticky note trick yesterday from my friend Karen!) Next line up the smaller Heart Framelit in desired position over the Elegant Lines Melon Mambo. Use the sticky note or painter’s tape again. 4. Adhere Pretty in Pink Stripes Heart to Whisper White card front. Next adhere Melon Mambo Heart inside Pretty in Pink Heart. Use Snail , Tombow, or mini glue dots. 5. Now for the stamping. Stamp the Candy Conversations stamp on Whisper White card stock using Melon Mambo ink. Use your scissors to cut out the Valentine sentiment and arrow. Adhere over Heart Framelits using Dimensionals (I used Dimensional cut in half.) Now punch out the desired Heart with the Small Heart punch. Adhere with a Dimensional. 6. Admire your Textured Valentine! You can mix and match the different sizes of Heart Framelits and the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders for a variety of looks.
I have been working on the computer a lot the last few days. If you will notice there is a new Newsletter Sign-up box in my sidebar! I have even tested it out and it works! I am always really happy when something finally works-especially technological stuff! So if you haven’t already subscribed to my Newsletter, please test-drive my form and let me know if it works (or doesn’t work) either by commenting or emailing me. You will be directed to a page with a form asking you to choose your user name and password which you will need to get to the members-only My Newsletter Project Pages. My Newsletter Project Pages has all the projects and templates I have given to my Newsletter Subscribers. I am still working on separate links for some of the projects, but those instructions are included in the Newsletter Links.
So finally, here is my post for today. I have started making Valentine’s cards. We will be making this at my class next week. It does use the new Hearts Collection Framelits from the Occasions Mini catalog.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Take It to Heart (Occasions Mini) page 14 w#125520 c#125522
French Filigree page 151 #113742 Ink: Rose Red Card Stock: Regal Rose
Whisper White Big Shot: Hearts Collection Framelits (Occasions Mini) page 6 #125599
Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder page 219 #116824
Snow Burst Embossing Folder (still available) #124096 Other: Dimensionals
Dotto OR blue painter’s tape
DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut Regal Rose card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Ink up French Filigree stamp with Rose Red ink. Lay stamp on table with inked rubber facing up. Lay folded card base on top of rubber in desired position. Use a Clear Block or wood part of a stamp to rub card stock. When finished, lift card base off stamp. 3. Stamp Bicycle image on Whisper White card stock with Rose Red ink. 4. I have had trouble with the Framelit moving when I put the top cutting pad on. So I have come up with a couple of options to keep the Framelit in place. Option 1: Run a line of Dotto on the card stock where you are going to place your Framelit. This should hopefully keep your Framelit in place while running it through the Big Shot. Option 2: Place your Framelit on the card stock where you want it. Tear off a piece of blue painter’s tape about 1″ or so. Tape it to your jeans once or twice to remove a lot of the adhesive. Now tape it to your Framelit and card stock-keeping the tape away from the center of the Framelit. Run through your Big Shot. Big Shot Sandwich: (top to bottom)
Framelit and card stock
Multipurpose Platform Tab 2 (both tabs closed) 5. Now let’s get out our Big Shot and try out the Heart Framelits. Let’s practice on our plain card stock first. Choose the 3 Heart Framelits you will be using. Choose the largest of the 3 and cut a Rose Red card stock heart. (Remember-Option 1 OR Option 2 and your Big Shot Sandwich.) Use the middle sized Heart Framelit and cut it out of Regal Rose card stock. Now get your stamped bicycle image. Choose the Heart that fits over it best. (Use either Option 1 or Option 2.) Now run it through your Big Shot. 6. Take your Large Rose Red Heart and emboss it using the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder. Emboss your Regal Rose Heart with the Snow Burst Embossing Folder. 7. Layer the 3 Hearts together using Dimensionals. Use Dimensionals to attach the Layered Hearts to the card base. 8. Admire your pretty Valentine. Who will you give it to?
The new Occasions Mini has such fun things to play with! I have enjoyed playing with the few I preordered. Here are my Top Five Favorites.
Favorite Stamps: I have two that tied for this one: Bordering on Romance and Apothecary Art. Bordering on Romance page 11 w#125480 c#125482
Apothecary Art page 24-25 w#125525 c#125527
Favorite Framelit:Labels Collection page 6 #125598 I love the Hearts also, but the Labels will be more versatile.
Favorite Paper:Spring Fever Scrappin’ Kit page 21 #124006 Beautiful colors and self-adhesive die cut sheets!
Favorite Coordinating Items: Adoring Accents Edgelits and Adoring Accents Textured Impressions Folders Edgelits page 7 #125595 Textured Impressions Embossing Folders page 7 #125601 Thing I was most Excited to Get:Paper Doily Large Sizzlit page 7 #125592
Easy to use and BEAUTIFUL!! Roll the cut image along a pencil to help remove all the small pieces.
I am sure I will get more favorites as I play with more new toys!
Please leave a comment on what some of your new favorites are. I will be drawing names for Blog Candy the last week of each month from those who comment, so make sure and leave your email address also.
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