Love & Hearts Wedding Card with Money holder

Love Wedding Card with Money Holder insideMy friend is getting married and her Bridal Shower was Saturday so I made this fun Wedding Card for her with a money holder.  She loved it!
Wedding Card with Money Holder-inside view

Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Silver Glimmer Paper  #124005
Red Glimmer Paper  #121790
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181  OR Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
Big Shot:  Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171
Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159
Envelope Liner Framelits  #132172
Fancy Fan embossing Folder #127751
Stylish Stripes embossing folder #132174
Punch:  Small Heart #117193
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Craft Tweezers (optional)
Wax Paper from your Kitchen

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 Season of Style paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut two pieces of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run one through your Big Shot using the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  Use Tombow Glue to adhere it to your card front.  Adhere the other piece to the inside of your card to write your message on.  The embossed envelope is covering up this piece because I had already written the message on it.
4.  Cut the following with your Big Shot:
~”love” in Real Red card stock using the Expressions Thinlits Dies.  (Here is a video to help you)
~Use the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit and cut out your Season of Style paper.
~Cut the two large hearts out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelit – one in Silver Glimmer Paper, the other in Red Glimmer Paper.  Punch two small hearts out with the Small Heart Punch.
~For the Money Holder:  layer one piece Whisper White card stock and one piece Season of Style paper and cut them out with the smallest Envelope Liner Framelit.
5.  Put everything in the desired positions on the front of your card.  Adhere the “love” with Tombow Glue.  Adhere everything else with Dimensionals.  I did use Tombow Glue where the hearts overlapped.
6.  Trim the top flap off your Season of Style Envelope Liner.  Adhere the bottom and sides to the Whisper White Envelope Liner.  Adhere this to the inside top section of your card as shown.  Insert money in the amount you choose.
7.  Emboss your Envelope flap with the Stripes embossing folder.  (Here is a video if you need help.)
8.  Enjoy giving this fun card to someone!

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Plaid Birthday Cards

Spring Catalog ProjectsBoth my Son and Son-in-Law have Birthdays shortly after Christmas.  Since I can’t seem to make the same card twice, here are two versions of Birthday Cards for these men in my life.  Of course I had to use some Spring 2013 Catalog items!  Since these cards were mailed a while ago and because I didn’t take notes I don’t remember the exact colors I used.  So use what ever color is your man’s favorite when you make this card for him.
Jason's 2013 birthday cardSterling's 2013 Birthday cardEvery Monday in January I will be posting projects using Spring 2013 Catalog products.  Enjoy!

*Spring 2013 Catalog available until May 31, 2013
Stamps:  *Beyond Plaid w#129201  c#129204
*Make a Wish w#129219  c#129222
Perfectly Penned  w#122890  c#122892 (Green card)
Bring on the Cake w#121899  c#121958 (Blue card)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip -cake
Marina Mist (Blue card)
Real Red (Blue card)
Midnight Muse ink pad & Marker (Green card sentiment)
Lucky Limeade-I think (Green card)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Marina Mist (Blue card)
Lucky Limeade-I think (Green card)
Big Shot:  *Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159 (Green card Banner)
Chevron Folder #127749 (Green card)
Punch: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle-I think (Blue Card Banner)
Other:  Naturals Designer Buttons #127554
Linen Thread #104199
Glue Dots
Paper Snips and/or Scissors

Instructions will be for Both Cards unless specified.
1.  Card base.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card stock in the desired color.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  If desired, use the Chevron Embossing Folder on your card front.  Line up your card stock in the folder.  Fold the back of the card underneath the embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot with all the tabs open.  Crease the top fold again with your fingers trying not to flatten out the embossing.
3.  Choose the Plaid Design you want.  Stamp it three times in the desired ink color on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the Cake in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut the Cake out with your Paper Snips.  Cut the Plaid images out with Scissors or your Paper Trimmer.
4.  Lay out the Plaid images in the desired positions.  Adhere the upper two images with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.  Adhere the lower Plaid image with Dimensionals.  Add the Cake to the lower Plaid image with Dimensionals.  (Notice I didn’t add any Dazzling Details to Bling up the cakes for the guys!  I hope they appreciated how hard that was for me.)
5a.  Green Banner.  Stamp the sentiment in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim so it is 1″ Tall.  Slip one end through the Hearts a Flutter Banner Framelit.  Cover only the part that will be cut out with the top cutting pad when you run it through your Big Shot.  If you cover the whole card stock piece there will be heavy crease lines in your sentiment.  Repeat with the other end, covering only the part that is being cut with the top cutting pad.  Use the Brush Tip of the Midnight Muse Marker to put a colored edge to your Banner.  Adhere in desired position with Dimensionals.
5b.  Blue Banner.  Stamp sentiment in Real Red Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim about 1″ Tall.  Stick one end of your Banner in through the center open part of your Scallop Circle punch.  Position as desired and punch the end.  Repeat with the other side.  Drag the edges of your Banner against your Real Red ink pad.  Adhere in desired position with Dimensionals.
6.  Buttons.  Choose the desired Buttons.  Thread them with Linen Thread.  We do want it nice and rustic for our guys.  Place a Glue Dot on the back to hold the thread onto the button.  Place 2-3 more Glue Dots on the back of each button and adhere them in the desired position on your card.
7.  There.  You now have two versions of Birthday Cards for the men in your life.  Enjoy!

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Sparkly Anniversary or Valentine’s Day Card

Happy Valentine's Day!My oldest son and his wife just had their 9th Anniversary.  Here is the card I made for them.  If you don’t have the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper today is the last day to order it.  I do love the seeing the contrast of the Glimmer Paper and the flocking!
Sparkly Anniversary or Valentine Card

I will be posting a “Love” card every Wednesday between now and Valentine’s Day that can be used as a Valentine’s Day card, Wedding card, or Anniversary card just by changing the sentiment.  Yes, they will most likely have hearts on them unless I change a lot.  I have always loved using Hearts!

* = Holiday 2012 Catalog which expires January 2, 2013
** = Spring 2013 Catalog which starts January 3, 2013
Stamps:  **Hearts a Flutter w#129249  c#129252 (Bundle with Stamps and Framelits w#131098 c#131097)
Teeny Tiny Wishes (Happy Anniversary) w#115370  c#127802
Papers:   *Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (the clear flocked window sheet) #126901
Whisper White card stock
Silver Glimmer Paper #124005
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Ink:  Real Red
Cherry Cobbler marker
Big Shot:  **Hearts  a Flutter Framelits #130159 (Bundled with Stamps-see above)
Hearts Collection Framelits #125599
Other:  Glue Dots
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049

1.  Cut your card base from either Whisper White or Real Red card stock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Red Glimmer paper at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to card front.
3.  Cut your Silver Glimmer paper AND your Candlelight Christmas flocked window sheet at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Put several Glue Dots under the red flocking on the window sheet and adhere it to the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Adhere this layer to the Red Glimmer paper card front with either Dimensionals or Tombow Glue.
4.  Stamp the Scallop Heart image in Real Red ink.
5.  Stamp “Happy Anniversary” or desired sentiment in Real Red ink on your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Spray your Happy Anniversary stamp with Stampin’ Mist and wipe clean with a Tissue or paper towel.  (I had to redo my whole heart a couple of times because my “clean” stamp left faint letters where it was supposed to stay White!  I guess I need to clean my Stampin’ Scrub again.)  Position the word “Happy” that is on your Stamp-a-ma-jig clear sheet in the desired position on your stamped Heart.  Color the word “Happy” on your stamp with the Cherry Cobbler marker.  Stamp in desired position using your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Spray your stamp and wipe clean as before.  Check on a scrap to make sure that no letters show up when stamped.  Now position the word “Anniversary” that is on your Stamp-a-ma-jig sheet in the desired position underneath the word “Happy“.  Color the word Anniversary with your Cherry Cobbler marker.  Stamp in desired position using your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Whew!  The hard part is finished!
6.  Cut your Scallop Heart out using the coordinating Hearts a Flutter Framelit.  Choose the desired size Heart Collection Framelit to go behind your Scallop Heart.  Cut this Heart out of your Red Glimmer Paper.  Adhere the Scallop Heart and the Red Glimmer Paper Heart with Dimensionals.  Adhere to the card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Admire your Sparkly Card before making someone’s day and giving it to them!

Comments are welcome and appreciated.

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Happy Valentine Stamping!