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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Ghirardelli Chocolate Matchbook Candy Holder Video

This quick and easy Ghirardeli Matchbook Candy Holder is quick to make for any last minute occasion.

This Video is 7-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  You’re So Sweet  Wood Mount #138682, Clear Mount #139440
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Real Red
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144143
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547  OR Sweet & Sassy Thinlints #141707
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Ghirardeli Chocolates from your locas store.  Get the regular size if you want to use these measurements.

TIPS:
1.  Measurements:
~Cut at 3″ x 4-3/4″.
~Score at 1/2″, 3/4″, 2-3/4″, 3″
2.  Attach two Glue Dots close to the 1/2″ score line on the lower flap and two Glue Dots towards the top back of the candy.  Attach the candy to the lower flap first, then to the back.  Fold top flap over and tuch inside the lower flap.
3.  Decorate for the occasion.  These are for Valentine’s Day.  Stamp the Heart in Real Red Ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Then stamp one of the other sayings inside the heart.  I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me position my stamp inside.  Cut out with the Heart Framelit.  The Heart Framelin in the Mini Treat Bab Thinlits fits perfectly.  The Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelit is close to perfect, but not the exact shape.

Happy Candy Giving!  You can get all the supplies to make these Matchbook Candy Holders from My Online Store.  You will need to get the candy from your local store.

Sketch Challenge #13

This Sketch Challenge Card uses the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper along with some Glimmer Paper.  Change the look by using different patterned paper, ribbon instead of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and another shape instead of the squares for your sentiment.  Post your creation on my Facebook Page under the Sketch #13 Thread starting tomorrow afternoon.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Confetti Celebration  Wood Mount #141510, Clear Mount #142034
Picture Perfect Photopolymer #145519
Inks:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Pool Party
Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #145559
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits #141708
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″
~DSP at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base next to the fold line.
~Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper at 3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach slightly overlapping the bottom of the DSP.
2.  Stamp your sentiment in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with the Square Framelit that best fits.  Stamp your decorative short border stamp from the Picture Perfect stamp set in Pool Party ink.
3.  Cut a larger square from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Layer the two squares together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the bottom and attach to your card front.

 

I Love You Card for Sketch Challenge #12

Here is an I Love You card you can use for Valentine’s Day.  It is for Sketch Challenge #12 which posted on Saturday on Facebook .  I decided to make two versions of this Sketch.  I will post the secone card on Wednesday.  Hope these cards give you some inspiration for your own cards and projects.
Sketch #12

I Love You cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Banners For You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla
Berry Burst
Pink Pirouette
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #144143
Big Shot:  Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Stamping Sponge
Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon #144133
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Mini 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.  Attach your Berry Burst Ribbon by running a strip of Fast Fuse 1-3/4″ from the bottom edge.  Lay your Ribbon over the Fast Fuse.  Trim the excess from the sides.
3.  Choose two patterns of Designer Series Paper and cut a 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ strip of each.  Punch one end of each strip with the Banner Triple Punch.  Sponge around the edge with Berry Burst ink.  Decide which will go on the bottom.   Decide what the length will be.  Attach it with Fast Fuse.  Trim off the excess from the top and sponge the edge of the strip.  Decide how short the second strip will be.  Use Fast Fuse on the top edge and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the sides and tips.  Attach, trim top, and sponge top.
4.  Now for the Hearts.  Choose the size of Heart Framelits you want.  Cut the larger one from Berry Burst cardstock and the smaller one from Pink Pirouette cardstock.  Sponge around the edges of both hearts with Berry Burst ink.  Stamp your words in Berry Burst ink on the Pink Pirouette heart.  Attach the Berry Burst Heart with Fast Fuse.  Attach the smaller Heart with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished!

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I Love You Valentine Card

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Big Shot:
~Run your Pink Pirouette card front through with the Sweetheart embossing folder.
~Cut out five Hearts from the Rich Razzleberry ombre Color Theory DSP.  Tyr to get at least the larger hearts so they show lighter and darker color on the same heart.  Make sure they will fit on your card front.
~Stamp the Banner in Sweet Sugarplum ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the words in Rich Razzleberry ink.  Cut out with the coordinating Banner framelit.  (Or you can just cut it out like I did.  My Banner Framelits were in hiding at the time.)
4.  Assemble your card.
~Lay out the die cut hearts and banner on your embossed card front.  Yes, I did mostly cover the heart shape in the center.
~Glue the Hearts directly onto the card front.
~Attach the Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Glue the card front onto your card base.
Your card is finished.
5.  If desired, emboss your envelope flap with the Sweetheart embossing folder.

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Pandas in the Bamboo

Use the Party Pandas Level 1 Sale-a-bration stamp set to make this card.  It uses few supplies and is FUN to make.  Wish I was up there playing in the trees!
Panda in the Bamboo CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Party Pandas  Wood Mount #147218, Clear Mount #147221   EARN FREE with $50 purchase!
Ink:
  Memento Black
Real Red Marker or Marker color of your choice
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Old Olive
Color Theory 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack #144193
Big Shot:  Everyday Jars Framelits #141490 or Leaves of your choice
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049  OR Stamparatus
Adhesive:
  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Pandas on Whisper White cardstock with Black ink.  Cut them out.
~Wood Mounted:  Use with the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get each Panda a solid black color.
~Clear Mount:  Place your 3 pandas on either a large clear block and stamp with the Stamp-a-ma-jig or on a Stamparatus clear panel as you will need to stamp each one twice to get the solid black color. (At least I did.)
3.  Cut 3-5 strips of the Old Olive Color Theory paper from 1/8″ to 3/8″ wide.  These will be your Bamboo stalks.  The 3/8″ will just fit between the bear paws holding the envelope.
4.  Cut up to 12 of the long stem leaves from the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I used 12 and trimmed off the long stems so the leaves would just fit under the Bamboo Stalks.  You can trim the two branches apart if desired.  In hindsight, I probably used too many leaves.  This is a much busier card than I usually make.
5.  Lay your Pandas, Bamboo Stalks, and Leaves on the card front.  Glue down from left to right, back to front.  This will be messy.  Work on your Silicone Craft Sheet to prevent Glue getting on everything.  Trim off the excess Bamboo Stalks and leaves around your card.
Your Card is finished!

Merry Christmas! Layered Bethlehem Card

Merry Christmas!  Enjoy spending time celebrating with your family and friends!  I am taking this week off to play with my family.
Merry Christmas Bethlehem CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Star of Light  Photopolymer #142110
Ink:  Whisper White craft ink #145406
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler
Night of Navy
Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Bethlehem Edgelits #144676
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Embellishments:  Mini Gift Bows #144127
Adhesives:  Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108
Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prepare:
~Cherry Cobbler card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cherry Cobbler card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use a Layering Circle Framelit to cut a circle from the center.  Cut Foam Adhesive Strips and put them on the back around the circle cut out AND along the back outside edges.
~Night of Navy background.  Cut 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Stamp the swirly starlight stamp in Whisper White craft ink to make the night sky stars to go behind the cut out city part.
~Very Vanilla cardstock:  Cut one Tall City edgelit and one Short City edgelit.
~Night of Navy-cut out the Mary and Joseph silouette.
~Optional:  If you do not have a Mini Gift Bow, cut out the Star from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
2.  Assemble your card.
~You will be mounting the city pieces on the back of your Cherry Cobbler card front using the Foam Adhesive Strips you put around the cut out Circle and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the city pieces.  Cut the city pieces along the outside of the Foam Adhesive Strips that are around the Circle cut out so they do not touch the outside edge Foam Adhesive Strips.
~Use the Short City piece first.  Place one edge of the city along the bottom of the circle looking at it from the front.  When it is in the position you like, attach to the Foam Adhesive Strips.  Cut off the part that does not show.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the cut City Piece attached to the card front.
~Attach the cut off part of the Short City behind the first part of the short city.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of this short city piece.
~Now for the Tall City Parts.  Attach one part of the Tall city.  Cut off the excess.  Put Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.  Now attach the rest of the Tall City piece.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Attach the Night of Navy background to behind your city cut out.  It will attach to both the Foam Adhesive strips around the circle and the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the city parts.  Trim the edges if necessary so they do not stick out beyone the outside edges of the outside Foam Adhesive Strips.
~Lay your card front down so you see the back.  Look to see how even the level is.  Are there parts that stick above the outside Foam Adhesive Strips?  If not, just attach with the one layer of Foam Adhesive Strips.  If parts do stick up above the Foam Adhesive Strips, then add a second layer of Foam Adhesive Strips around the outside edges.
~Attach to card base centering the card front.
~Now Glue on Mary and Joseph.
~Attach the Mini Gift Bow or star.
Your card is finished!  Admire your artistic accomplishment and work of art!!

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Acetate Card Gift Box

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

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

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

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Wise Men Christmas Card

This quick Wise Men Christmas Card was a favorite at my Stamp a Stack Class.  This is an easy one to make multiples of.
Wise Men Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Wise Men From Afar  Wood Mount #144872, Clear Mount #144875
Ink:  Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Thick Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Be Merry 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Starlight Thinlits #141840
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon #144117
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cherry Cobbler card layer at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
~DSP layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Stamp the Wise Men in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with your Big Shot and an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.
~Cut the Small Star from the Starlight Thinlits set from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
2.  Assemble your Card:
~Attach the Cherry Cobbler card layer and the DSP layer with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
~Lay the Wise Men and Star on the card layers to decide where to put your Ribbon.  Tie it around the card layers.  Use a Glue Dot if necessary to hold your knot pieces in place.
~Attach your Wise Men over the Ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Attach your Star with eith 2 Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
~Attach your card layers to your card base.
~Add your Clear Faceted Gem to the center of your star.
Your card is finished.

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Rejoicing in Christ Christmas Card

This Rejoicing in Christ Christmas Card uses the Night in Bethlehem bundle. It is a nice Christmas card which is easy to make if you do all the Big Shot cutting at the same time.
Rejoicing in Christ Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Night in Bethlehem  Wood Mount#144809, Clear Mount #145282
Ink:  Night of Navy
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Smoky Slate
Be Merry 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Big Shot:  Bethlehem Edgelits #144676
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP card layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Stamp & Cut With Big Shot:
~Stamp in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock:  Mary & Joseph, Shepherd, Rejoicing in Christ.  Cut out Mary & Joseph, and the Shepherd with coordinating Framelits.  Cut out Rejoicing in Christ with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.
Cut with Big Shot:
~Daffodil Delight Star
~Smoky Slate tall town Thinlit
~Whisper White short town Thinlit.
2.  Attach DSP card layer to Thick Whisper White card base.
3.  Lay out all your pieces on the card front in the position desired.
Attach:
~Rejoicing in Christ with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
~Star with Tombow.  Add the Self-Adhesive Clear Faceted Gem.
~Smoky Slate Tall Town with Tombow.
~Whisper White Short Town with Tombow.  I lined up the bottom with the bottom of the Smoky Slate.
~Mary & Joseph with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
~Shepherd with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished!

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Christmas Mini Pizza Gift Box

We made this Christmas Mini Pizza Gift Box as part of our Packaging and Tags Class.  Try decorating one for yourself!  The Mini Pizza box is great for cookies 3” or less in diameter, 3” x 3” note cards and envelopes, Earrings and other medium to small size jewelry, and of course, candy or other treats.
Christmas Mini Pizza Box

SUPPLIES:
Mini Pizza Box (8) #144645
Stamps:  Merry Little Labels  Wood Mount #144798, Clear Mount #144795 (Bundled with Everyday Label Punch:  Wood Mount Bundle #146029, Clear Mount Bundle #146030)
Ink:  Garden Green
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Holly Embossing Folder #141634
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch:  Everyday Label #144668 (Included in Bundle until Jan 2, 2018)
Embellishments:  Mini Gift Bows #144127
Adhesive:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Tag.  Use the Lots of Labels Framelit that is just larger than the Everyday Label Punch.  Use your Big Shot to cut out one for each box from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Glue Punched Tag on top.  Hold for a bit so the Glue sticks well.
2.  Cut and Prepare your cardstock:
~Box Top: 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
~Four sides:  ¾” x 3-1/4”
3.  Assemble:
~Glue your cardstock on the top and sides of the box.
~Lay out your Tag and Bow in the position you want them.
~Then Glue on your Tag.
~Glue Bow on using Tombow.  Mine kept falling off before I glued it on.
~Fill with a fun little treat or gift.

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Striped Christmas Card

This quick Christmas Card can use any patterned paper, but I really love the look with the Striped Paper from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.
Easy Striped Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh What Fun  Photopolymer #140386
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Be Merry Designer Series Paper #144111
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems  #144142
Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon #144117
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your striped paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Use the Scallop Die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut the Scallops along one of the 5-1/4″ sides.  Tie your Ribbon around the striped paper.
3.  Stamp Happy Christmas on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut it out with your Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Oval that best fits.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Decide where you want your sentiment on the striped paper.  Adjust the ribbon if necessary.  Attach your sentiment.
5.  Attach your striped card front to your card base.  Add the Clear Faceted Gems to your sentiment die cut.
Your card is finished!  Now write inside, address the envelope, and mail yor card.

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