NEW Case the Catalog Challenge

I am changing my Challenges some.  This Challenge is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) Challenge.  As usual, I make a few tweaks.  I left off the ribbon under the Blushing Bride DSP, and I changed the sentiment.  I also added Clear Wink of Stella around the DSP, on the Flower centers, and on the punched sentiment.  When making your version you can change the stamps, colors, anything you want.  Have fun!
Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Page 18 picture

My version of the card.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases  Rubber  Wood-Mount #141531, Clear-Mount#141534
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Gorgeous Grape
Highland Heather
Daffodil Delight Marker
Call Me Clover
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Coastal Cabana
Tropical Escape 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146916
Punch:  Pretty Label #143715
Tools: your favorite fussy cutting scissors.  I used Paper Snips #103579
Clear Wink of Stella #141897
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTiONS:
1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Stamp the large Flourish stamp in Coastal Cabana ink on both the left and right card front.
2.  Cut your DSP at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach to card base about 3/4″ from the left side.  Use Wink of Stella to color around the DSP edges about 1/4″ wide.  You may need to use two coats.
3. Stamp:
~Stamp the large flower twice in Gorgeous Grape ink on Whisper White cardstock. Clean stamp.
~Stamp the large flower twice again in Highland Heather ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Clean stamp.
~Color the large flower center in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White cardstock.  Clean stamp.
~Stamp the leaves three times in Call Me Clover Ink on Whisper White cardstock.
~Stamp your sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White cardstock.
4. Cut & Punch:
~Cut out the Gorgeous Grape flowers along the outside edge.
~Cut out the Highland Heather flowers cutting only the inner flowers.
~Cut out the Daffodil Delight flower centers.
~Cut out each leaf separately.
~Punch out your sentiment with the Pretty Label Punch.
5. Put it all together:
~Layer your flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals or Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the backs of two parts: inner flower, and flower center.
~Attach Leaves as desired with Glue Dots to the back of the Large flower.  Now put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Large Flower covering where the leaves are attached.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched sentiment.
~Lay out the flowers and the punched sentiment where you want them.  Attach.
Your Card is finished.

Box with 6×6 Designer Series Paper

Would you like to make a pretty Treat or Gift Box from just two 6″ x 6″ pieces of patterned paper?  Well, now you can!  Just follow the simple instructions on this video!

This Video is almost 13 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Two 6″ x 6″ pieces of patterned Designer Series Paper.  I used Tropical Escape #146916
Paper Trimmer with Score Blade #126889 OR Simply Scored #122334
Paper Snips or scissors
Tear & Tape
Something to Decorate it:
Label Me Pretty stamp set  Wood Mount #143858, Clear-Mount #143861
Pretty Label Punch #143715
Ribbon
SNAIL

TIPS:
1.  You might want to try this first using cardstock so you can see the score lines better.  You can stamp designs on the cardstock to make it look nice, or just leave it plain and enjoy the decorating process.
2.  Scoring Measurements:
~3/4″ on the top side.
~1-1/2″ on the other three sides.  (Two sides and the bottom)
3.  Choose on 6″ x 6″ piece to be the Front of your box.
~Fold down the Top 3/4″ Flap.
~Trim the Score Lines on the Bottom up to the intersecting Score Line.
~Put Tear & Tape on the back side of the Center Bottom Flap next to the Score Line and next to the edge.
4.  The other 6″ x 6″ piece is the Back.
~ Trim off all four corners.
~Use SNAIL to keep the Top 3/4″ Flap folded down.
~Put Tear & Tape on both Side Flaps AND the Bottom Flap next to the Score Line and next to the edge.
5.  Attach one Back Side Flap onto the inside of the Front Side Flap.  Repeat with the other Sides.  Add Glue Dots to the corners of the Top Flaps.
6.  Now for the Bottom Flaps.
~Fold up the Back Bottom Flap first.
~Now fold up the Side Flaps and attach to the Back Bottom Flap making sure your Box Corners are squared.
~Now fold up the Front Bottom Flap.
7.  Decorate as desired with a sentiment that has been punched or die cut and some ribbon or Twine.

Beautiful Birthday Card

Need a quick and easy Beautiful Birthday Card?  Choose a piece of Designer Series Paper, coordinating cardstock, some ribbon, a label punch or Framelit, and a sentiment stamp.  This card took me less than 5 minutes to make.
Quick & Easy Beautiful Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Glass  Rubber  Wood-Mount #147458, Clear-Mount #147461
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Garden Impressions 6×6 Designer Series Paper  #146289
Punch:  Pretty Label #143715
Ribbon:  Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon #144631
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Melon Mambo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch This Video if you need more help.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Wrap your Ribbon around it and tie a Bow.  Watch this Video about attaching Ribbons to your project.  (If you noticed, I forgot to tie the ribbon around until AFTER I had attached the DSP to the card base.  Either way works well.)
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Melon Mambo ink.  Punch out with the Pretty Label Punch.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
See!  Quick and Easy!  Your Beautiful Birthday card is finished.

Choose from the Beautiful Designer Series Papers available to make your OWN Quick and Easy Cards!  Most also have a coordinating Cardstock Pack to go with them.

Celebrate Independence Day!

Today I am Celebrating Independence Day with a Patriotic Card.  I live in the United States of America and today we celebrate freedom and liberty.  My town has a wonderful display of fireworks which we go see.  I have a wonderful time with my family.  So here is a card to help celebrate the Red, White, and Blue of our flag.  Celebrate the country where you live and all the good things about living there.
4th of July Card, Independence Day cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Detailed with Love    Wood-Mount #146603,  Clear-Mount #146606
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen #141897
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blueberry Bushel
Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper #146907
Big Shot:  Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder #143699
Oh My Stars Embossing Folder #143710
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Embellishments:  Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon #144631
Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon #144172
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220
Red Sharpie Marker (Not Stampin’ Up!)
Blue Metallic Sharpie Marker (Not Stampin’ Up!)
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer #126185
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL
Silicone Craft Sheet

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 Poppy Parade card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Lightly spritz both sides with Water using your Stampin’ Spritzer.  Place in the Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Place directly on your Big Shot Platform (Thin Die Adapter Removed) OR Multipurpose Platform with one or two Tabs open,  with a Cutting Pad on top.  (NO Bottom Cutting Pad used for Dynamic Embossing Folders!)  Remove cardstock and let dry.  Notice the detailed Ruffles!
3.  Cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot with the Oh My Stars embossing folder.  Use both Cutting Pads this time.
~Color embossed Stars with Wink of Stella Pen to add some shimmer.
~Attach the Circle Strips from the Laser-Cut Paper to the top and bottom edges of your Blueberry Bushel strip using SNAIL or Tombow Glue.  I was lazy.  Lay your Circle Strip on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Run SNAIL over the back.  Attach to Blueberry Bushel Strip.  Repeat with the second Circle Strip.  Trim excess from edges.
4.  Stamp Let’s Celebrate in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with Starburst Punch.
~Color 5 Rhinestones with your Red Sharpie and 5 Rhinestones with your Blue Sharpie.  (I only had a Blue Metallic Sharpie.)  Place on Punch as shown.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
5.  Put it all together.
~Glue your Ruffled Poppy Parade cardstock to your card base.
~Attach your Starburst Punch with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Glue your Blueberry Bushel strip to card front about 1-1/8″ from the bottom between ruffles.
~Put SNAIL about 1/4″ below your Blueberry Bushel strip.  Attach the Red Ribbon closer to the Blueberry Bushel strip and the White Ribbon just below the Red.  Hold both ribbons together while you tie a knot.  Cut about 6″ of each ribbon.  Hold them together and tie in a knot over the first knot.
Your card is finished.

Have fun celebrating with some NEW Toys (I mean Crafting Supplies) from My Online Store.

Truly Tailored Dapper Day card in honor of my Dad

This Truly Tailored Dapper Day Card is in honor of my Dad who passed away a year ago.  The label looks rather elaborate, but uses a simple Punch technique as shown in This Video.
Truly Tailored Dapper Day Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Truly Taiilored  Wood Mount #145732, Clear Mount #145735
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide
Very Vanilla
True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (DSP) (Retired)  Choose one you like and coordinating cardstock.
Punch:  Tailored Tag #145667
Ribbon:5/8″ Burlap #141487
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Layered Tag.
Watch This Video to get the basic idea of how to layer the tags.  You will be adding one more layer.
~Punch your Tags:  Three in Tranquil Tide cardstock, Two in Very Vanilla cardstock.
~One Tranquil Tide Punch will be on the top of the layers.  Put SNAIL on the back.
~Take the Very Vanilla Tags.  Cut one in half lengthwise and the other in half width-wise.  Take a piece with the top point and attach it to the Tranquil Tide tag with SNAIL on the back trying to get the Very Vanilla to show evenly along the top of the Tranquil Tide Tag.  Repeat on the bottom side.  Attach more SNAIL to the back of the base tag.  Now attach a Very Vanilla end piece using your fingers to line up the sides.  Repeat with the other end piece tag.  You now have two layers.
~Repeat the Tag Layering process with the last two Trangil Tide Tags.  Cut one in half lengthwise and the other in half width-wise.  Put SNAIL on the back of the layered Tag.  Attach the pointed part to the top and bottom., then the end parts.  Wahoo!  Your basic Tag is layered!
~Stamp Wishing You a Dapper Day on Very Vanilla cardstock in Tranquil Tide ink.  Cut apart as shown.  Attach to the Layered Tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
3.  Measure your Layered Tag to see if you need to adjust this measurement:  Cut your Very Vanilla rectangle at 2-1/4″ x 3″.  You will use this to mount your layered tag on.  Attach your Layered Tag.
4.  Cut your DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4..  Lay your Layered Tag and Burlap Ribbon on top.  Attach your Tag.  Cut your Burlap about 4-1/2″ long.  Run SNAIL along both sides of the back of the Burlap.  Attach to DSP.  Trim excess.  Attach DSP to card front.
Your Card is finished.

Daisy Card

This Daisy card is easy to make and it is easy to get a 3D look for the Daisy on the Card.  The stamp set and Punch are available at 10% savings as a bundle until May 31st, 2018.

This Video is 8-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle #145361:  Daisy Delight Photopolymer stamp set + Daisy Punch
Stamps: Daisy Delight Photopolymer #143669
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Old Olive
Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Old Olive
Big Shot:  Petal Pairs Embossing Folder #145656
Punch:  Daisy #143713
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

DAISY TIPS:
1.  Hold each Daisy Petal about 1/4″ from the flower center.  Curl with your Bone Folder to the tip of the Petal.  Do this for all Petals.  If you do it right, the flower will stand up like a spider.  (Luckily this isn’t creepy or crawly!)
2.  The easiest way to put the flowers together is to put Glue Dots behind the center of the top flower.  Light lay each of the Petals in the top flower so they are between the Petals on the bottom flower.  Whe they are positioned how you like them, press the flower centers together to attach them with the Glue Dots.

Shop at My Online Store to get all the supplies you need to make your own Daisy Card.

Balloon Birthday

We made this fun Balloon Birthday Card at my May Stamp Class.  It was a hit!  Choose the favorite color of your Birthday Card recepient and choose a few shades of the same color.  I will probably be making this in shades of Green for my grandson’s birthday on Friday and pinks and purples for my granddaughter’s birthday later this month.  Have fun playing with colors when making this card!
Birthday Balloon card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Perennial Birthday  Wood Mount #145757, Clear Mount #145760
Inks:  Island Indigo
Pool Party
Dapper Denim Marker
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Bermuda Bay
Island Indigo
Dapper Denim
Punch:  Balloon Bouquet #140609
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.  Watch This Video if you need help making a card base.
2. Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4” x 5”. Stamp Happy Birthday in Island Indigo ink. Choose one of the small stamps and stamp with Pool Party ink.  Attach to card base.
3.  Punch 1 Balloon each from Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, and Dapper Denim cardstock. Attach to card front.  Draw Balloon strings with Fine Tip of your Marker.
Your card is finished.

Do you like when someone gives you the colors to play with?  I post a Color Challenge on my Facebook Page on the second and fourth Saturdays every month.  Please Follow Me on Facebook and see the Challenges to add some excitement and Challenge to your Card-Making Play Time.

 

Classic Label Punch: Shorter or Longer Video

Have you ever wished the Classic Label Punch came in a variety of lengths?  Well, your problem is solved-without spending any more money or using up more space for all the punches this would involve!  Follow the quick tips on this video to punch both Shorter AND Longer sentiments with your Standard size Classic Label Punch.  Enjoy using this Punch Technique on your cards.

This Video is 3 minutes 15 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp sets used:  Birthday Banners  Photopolymer #141506
Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Call Me Clover NEW In Color available June 1st.
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
NOTE: The Birthday Banner stamp I used was not  meant to be straight.  I pulled it straight as I put it on my stamp block.

TIPS:
1.  Cut your cardstock 3/8″ wide.  This is between the 1/4″ and the 1/2″ mark on your ruler or Paper Trimmer.  Leave it longer than you need it to be.  This extra length gives you something to hold on to.  If the length is too short, attach your 3/8″ cardstock to a Post-It Note so you have something to hole onto.
2.  You can put the strip in several ways:
~Stick it in through the top between the metal layers where the punching occurs.  Make sure the strip is lined up in the hole which will form the punched shape.
~Stick the strip in through the side.  Pull up the end that went in first.  Line up the other end with the pointed Punch hole.  Line up the strip so it is straight in the punch hole ditch.  Punch.
~Stick the Punched end in first, then line up the other end so it is where you want to punch.  Again, make sure the strip is lined up with the sides of the punch hole.  Punch
3.  The Classic Label is the perfect size for Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Would you like to learn MORE Techniques?  Check out The Creative Technique Corner with 77 Techniques and two NEW Techniques added each month.

Share What You Love Thank You Card

This Thank You Card uses the Share What You Love Early Release products.  I am LOVING the Share What You Love: Gotta Have It All Bundle!  You can order it starting tomorrow, May 1st.  This Thank You Card uses the Stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and Artisan Pearls.
Share What You Love Thank You Card

The Gotta Have It All Bundle is $127.  If you bought all the items in the Bundle individually it would cost you $158.25 (plus tax and shipping).  The Exclusive Statement of My Heart stamp set is ONLY available in this Bundle.  All Bundle items (except Statement of My Heart stamp set) will be available individually June 1st.

SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #149526:  Share What Love: Gotta Have It All Bundle
Stamps:
  *Love What You Do Photopolymer #148042
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Cardstock:  Berry Burst
Fresh Fig
Whisper White
*Share What You Love Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146926
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Embellishments:  *Share What You Love Artisan Pearls #146927
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Berry Burst card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Fresh Fig  card layer at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
~DSP Layer at 3″ x 4″
~Whisper White at 1″ x 4″.  Stamp Thank You in Bermuda Bay ink.  Punch both ends with the Banner Triple Punch.
2. Put it all together:
~Attach the DSP Layer to the Fresh Fig card layer.  Attach to card base.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your Thank You banner.  Attach to DSP layer.
~Add Artisan Pearls (color of your choice) to the Thank You Banner.
Your card is finished.

Mother’s Day Card

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

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

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

Get all the supplies to make this card from My Online Store.  Handmade cards always let the receiver know you care enough to make something special just for them.

Fresh Fig Butterfly card

My Stamp Class featured Butterflies and Flowers so I had to use this Butterfly Thinlit for one of the cards.  We also learned how to use the Big Shot Die Brush #144262 to remove all the little pieces from the Butterfly die cut.
Fresh Fig Butterfly Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Love  Wood Mount #143799, Clear Mount #143802
Ink:  Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Sweet Sugarplum
Berry Burst
Fresh Fig
Big Shot:  Butterflies Thinlits #137360
Garden Trellis embossing folder #143741
Punch:  Scallop 1-3/8″ Circle #146139
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets OR Tombow Glue OR Fine Tip Glue
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Berry Burst card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Sweet Sugarplum card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  (Choose any embossing folder you want.)  Glue onto card base.
~Fresh Fig.  Put a piece of 4″ x 4-1/2″ Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock if desired, then Cut out the largest Butterfly from Fresh Fig cardstock with your Big Shot.  (NOTE: If you don’t use the Adhesive Sheet on the back of your Butterfly before cutting, you will need to use one of the Glues to attach it to your card.)
~Stamp Consider Yourself Hugged on Whisper White cardstock in Berry Burst ink.  Punch out with the Scallop Circl Punch.  Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
2.  Put it all together:
~Lay out Butterfly and sentiment on card front in the position you want them.  Attach.
Your card is finished.
3. Envelope (Optional):  Use the Garden Trellis embossing folder and emboss your envelope flap.  Watch This Video if you need instructions.

Get all you Buuterfly Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.

Thinking of You with Flowers

We made this Thinking of You wiht Flowers card at my last stamp class.  It is a quick and easy card that uses one stamp set and one Thinlit set and one punch and 1 piece of Designer series paper.  Choose your colors to make you own variation.
Thinking of You With Flowers

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Lots of Love  Wood Mount #143799, Clear Mount #143802
Markers:  Wild Wasabi
Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  Old Olive
Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Rose Red
Whisper White
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144147
Big Shot:  May Flowers Thinlits #140276
Punch:  1-3/4″ Circle #119850
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Tombow Glue OR Fine Tip Glue OR Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Attach to card base.
Big Shot:
Note: If you put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of your cardstock before you die cut the flowers, you can just peel off the white backing and the flowers will be stickers.  Otherwise use glue to attach the flowers to your card front.
~Large flower from Melon Mambo cardstock.
~Smaller flower from Rose Red cardstock.
2.  Color the Thinking of you stamp:
~Wild Wasabi Marker for the Leaf Wreath.
~Melon Mambo for the words.
Stamp on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
3.  Lay out the two flowers and the stamped circle on your card front to determine where you want them.  Attach everything.
Your card is finished.

Find all your Card Making and Paper Crafting supplies in My Online Store.

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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Gold & Silver Flowers & Leaves Hexagon Box

This Hexagon Box uses the Window Box Thinlits and is made using the Sale-a-bration Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Remember that Sale-a-bration ends March 31st. So get this beautiful, thick paper by then.

If you buy the Window Box Thinlits and the Punsy Punch you can choose the Springtime Foils Paper for FREE!
Gold & Silver Hexagon Window Box

Watch this video if you need help making this box.  There are also several different Hexagon Window Boxes shown to give you an idea of what you can do with the Window Box Thinlits.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper #147193 (Available while supplies last until March 31, 2018)
Gold Foil Sheets #132622
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:Window Box Thinlits #142762
Punch:Pansy #130698
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue OR Stampin’ Dimensionals

FLOWER INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Punch one Pansy each in Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer Paper.
2.  Curl the Gold Foil Petals with your fingers.  Using a Bone Folder will ruin the smooth gold finish.
3.  Attach the Gold Foil Pansy to the Gold Glimmer Paper Pansy, alternating petals,  with either:
~Tombow Glue: Put glue under center of Gold Foil Pansy.  Place over Glimmer Paper Pansy.  Hold in place with your fingers in the flower center for a minute or two.  I used Tombow.
~Stampin’ Dimensionals:  Place at least two under the center of the Gold Foil Pansy.  Attach to Glimmer Pansy.
4.  Attach to center top of your Hexagon Window Box.
5.  Add Clear Faceted Gems to the center of your flower making sure to press each one firmly so it stays attached.

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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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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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Popcorn Box Video

Make a Popcorn Box for any occasion.  This one is for Valentine’s Day.  It is a quick and easy candy holder or gift container to make.

This Video is 12-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLY LIST:
Stamps:  Ready to Pop  Photopolymer #141513
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Popcorn Box Thinlits #141473
Punch:  1-3/8″ Circle #119860
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape Adhesive #138995
Fast Fuse or SNAIL or Stampin’ Dimensionals

Have fun making these Popcorn Boxes for a variety of occasions.  Get your supplies from My Online Store.

Three Birthday Pandas

This fun Panda Birthday card has no fussy cutting, just punching!  It looks complicated, but is pretty quick to make.  So get your punches out and have some fun!
Party Panda Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Party Pandas  Wood Mount #147218, Clear Mount #147221  (Sale-a-bration product FREE with purchase of $50 until March 31, 2018)
Inks:  Memento Black
Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant
Blends:  Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack #144602
Color Lifter #144608
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493
Punches:  Starburst #143717
2-1/4″ Circle Punch #143720
Classic Label Punch #141491
Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609
Other:Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine #124262
Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049 OR Stamparatus (available in June 2018)
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base ar 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 Petal Burst embossing folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Stamp all three pandas on Whisper White cardstock leaving plenty of room to punch them out with the Starburst Punch.  You might need to stamp each image more than once, so use the Stamp-a-ma-jig so you can get the perfect stamped images.  Punch out each panda separately with the Starburst Punch.  Stamp the confetti in Perfect Plum ink as desired around the pandas.
4.  Stamp Happy Birthday twice in either Perfect Plum or Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out both sentiments with the Classic Label Punch.  Put three Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each Classic Label.
5.  Punch three 2-1/4″ Elegant Eggplant circles.  Glue the Panda Starbursts onto the Elegant Eggplant circles.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Elegant Eggplant circles.
6.  Punch a Balloon out of Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  Color it with the Rich Razzleberry Blends Markers.  I did the Dark against the left side, the Light over the rest, and made the “shine” by removing the color with the Color Lifter.
7.  Lay out your circles, balloon, and Happy Birthdays in the desired positions.  Attach the Circles and Happy Birthdays with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Balloon.
8.  Tie a bow from the Baker’s Twine.  Attach it to the bottom of the balloon with either a Glue Dot or a small dot of Tombow Glue.
Your card is finished.
9.  Envelope Options:
~Emboss the envelope flap with the embossing folder
~Stamp either a panda or Happy Birthday onto the envelope flap.

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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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Wishing You a Dapper Day Men’s Card

Here is a quick man’s card to make with the NEW Truly Tailored stamp set and Corduroy Ribbon. My guys will appreciate the simplicity, the wood element, and no bow.
Wishing You a Dapper Day - Men's Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Truly Tailored  Wood Mount #145732, Clear Mount #145735
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Memento Black
Basic Black Marker
Cardstock:  Dapper Denim
Whisper White
Punch:  2-1/4″ Circle #143720
Embellishments:  Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon #145597
Touches of Nature Wood Elements #144216
Stamping Sponge
Adhesives:  SNAIL or Fast Fuse
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Dapper Denim card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold and score at 4-1/4″.
2.  Ink up your Dapper Day stamp with Dapper Denim ink.  Wipe off the mustache.  Color the mustache with your Basic Black Marker.  Remoisten your ink by opening your mouth wide and huffing onto your inked stamp 5-6 times.  Stamp on Whisper White.  Punch out with the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Sponge around the edges with Dapper Denim ink.
3.  Place your card base on scratch paper.  Stamp the “Wishing you a Dapper Day” in Memento Black ink as many times as will fit diagonally on the card front.
4.  Measure your Ribbon at 5-1/2″.  Put SNAIL or Fast Fuse on the back.  Attach to your card front 1-1/2″ from the bottom.  Trim off the end even with the cardstock.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched circle and attach to your card front.
6.  Put Glue Dots on the back of several leaves of your wood element.  Attach next to your punched circle.
Your card is finished!

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