White Blizzard Snowflake Card

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

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

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Delicate Lace Christmas Card

I have been wanting to use my Delicate Lace Edgelits and thought they would look nice on a simple Christmas Card.  This was a relatively quick card to make.  Use your Big Shot Die Brush to help remove all the bits from the die cut lace.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Night in Bethlehem  Rubber Wood-Mount #144809, Clear-Mount #145282
Ink:  Garden Green
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Real Red
Big Shot:  Delicate Lace Edgelits #147053
Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Adhesive:
  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut two Real Red Large Lace Edgelits.  Line up the bottom flat edge with a piece of 4’1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Real Red cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot.  I ran it through 4 times:  Two times forward and two times backward.  Watch This Video for help cutting Detailed Thinlits and Edgelits.  Use your Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the little bits quickly.  Attach Edgelits to your card front as shown with Tombow Glue.  I just put Tombow along the bottom edge and on the solid center parts.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Garden Green ink in the center of your card front.
Your card is finished.

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Embossed Blizzard Thinlits Video

Would you like a Snowflake Embossed card front?  Now you can by using the Blizzard Thinlit and the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  It is pretty easy if you follow these instructions.  The look you get is amazing!

This Video is 5 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Birthday Banners  Photopolymer #141506
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue
Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Big Shot:  Embossing Mats #146327
Blizzard Thinlit #147902
Stitched Labels Framelits #146828
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

BIG SHOT SANDWICH:
1. Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter REMOVED (OR Multipurpose Platform with 1-2 tabs open)
2. White Impressions Mat (Thick white mat from Embossing Mats kit)
3. Gray Silicone Mat (from Embossing Mats kit)  If you want lightly embossed Snowflakes you can try using the Blue Silicone Mat
4. Cardstock
5. Die with cutting edge on cardstock
6. Normal Top Cutting Pad

The reason they call it a sandwich is because it is assembled like a sandwich.
The Big Shot Platform is the Plate.
The White Impressions Mat and Cutting Pad are the bread slices.
The Silicon Mat, Cardstock, and die are the meat, cheese, and lettuce.  Sorry, no condiments included on this sandwich. 😉

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Happy Thanksgiving-Color Challenge #27

This is a Thanksgiving Card that uses Color Challenge #27.  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States.  Enjoy spending time with your Family and Friends.
Color Challenge #27

Color Challenge, Thanksgiving Card, Fall Card

SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #149938Falling for Leaves Photopolymer stamp set + Detailed Leaves Thinlits 
Stamps:
    *Falling for Leaves Photopolymer #147680
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie
Gorgeous Grape Marker
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Gorgeous Grape
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Detailed Leaves Thinlits #147921
Punch:  Detailed Trio #146320
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Round the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.  Stamp one of the Three Leaves with Pumpkin Pie in the upper right corner.
3.  Cut your Whisper White label at 1-7/8″ x 2″.  Stamp your sentiment with Pumpkin Pie ink. Round the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.  Color the edges with the Gorgeous Grape Marker.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Die Cut:
~Large Leaf from Gorgeous Grape cardstock
~Two Long Leaves from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
~Lay out your sentiment and your leaves on your Whisper White card front.  Attach Leaves with Tombow Glue.
~Attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals lining up the edges and the rounded corner.
Your card is finished.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall Tropical Chic for Color Challenge #26

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

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

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

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Three Things #3-Christmas Pines Card

It took me a little time to come up with the Three Things to use on this card:  Copper Foil Sheet, Pretty Pines Thinlits, and Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.  Enjoy making your OWN version.  This design is great to give to guys and nature lovers.
Peaceful Pines-Three Things ChallengeSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Harvest.  Photopolymer #144783
Ink:  VersaMark
Cardstock:  Shaded Spruce
Copper Foil Sheets #142020
Nature’s Poem 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146338
Big Shot:  Peaceful Pines Thinlits #141851
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Wax Paper or Parchment Paper (your kitchen or local store)
Heat Embossing:  Copper Embossing Powder #141636
Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool #129053
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue
Other:  Clean printer paper

iNSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Papers.
~Shaded Spruce card base at 5-1/2″ c 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Wood Pattern Nature’s Poem DSP cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″
2. Die Cut using the Precision Base Plate using this Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform, Precision Base Plate,  cardstock, Wax Paper or Parchment Paper, Thinlit, top cutting plate.  The Precision Base Plate takes the place of the Bottom cutting plate.
From Shaded Spruce cardstock:
~1 long Pine Branch
~2 medium Pine Branches
~2 small Pine Branches
From Copper Foil Sheet (1-1/2″ x 4″)
~Pine Cones:  There are three Pine Cone Thinlits.  You can choose only one, or choose a variety.
Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform, Precision Base Plate,  printer paper folded in half or quarters, Copper Foil Sheet,  Wax Paper or Parchment Paper, Thinlit, top cutting plate.  The Precision Base Plate takes the place of the Bottom cutting plate.
NOTE:  Use the Big Shot Die Brush to help remove the paper from the Thinlits.  You can also use a toothpick, but it is really slow.
3.  Arrange the Pine Branches on one corner of your Wood Pattern DSP.  Attach with a thin line of Tombow Glue down the center of each Pine Branch.  Each Pine Branch does NOT need to go all the way to the corner.
~Put the long Pine Branch down the center from the upper left corner.
~Put the two medium Pine Branches next to the long one at the edges of the DSP
~Put the two small Pine Branches in between the long and medium Pine Branches.
4.  Now decide where you want your Pine Cones.  Attach with thin scribbles of Tombow Glue.
5.  Choose your sentiment and decide where you want it.  Lay your card front on a piece of scratch paper.  Stamp with VersaMark ink.  Cover with Copper Embossing Powder.  Put excess embossing powder back in the jar.  Melt the embossing powder with your Heat Tool until the embossing powder is all shiny.
6. Attach your card front to your Shaded Spruce card base.
Your card is finished.

You’re Spooktacular Halloween Card

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

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

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Copper Tropical Man’s Birthday Card

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

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

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Layered Die-Cut Thank You Card

This die-cut Thank You has four layers to give it dimension.  Choose any colors you want when you make your card.
Layered Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  A Big Thank You  Photopolymer 147377
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock:  Berry Burst
Rich Razzleberry
Blackberry Bliss
Punch:  Detailed Trio #146320
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet or Tombo Glue
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch this Video to learn how to use Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  If you don’t have Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets then use Tombow Glue to layer your Thank You die-cuts.  
1.
   Cut 3-4 of the large Thank Yous.  Layer together with either Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets or Tombow Glue.
2.  Cut your Rich Razzleberry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
3.  Cut your Berry Burst card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″
~Punch all four corners with the Flower Corner on the Trio Punch.
~Attach the Layered Thank You to the center of the card front.
~Stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink.
~Attach your finished card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.

Using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets with Thinlits

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

This Video is 7 minutes 12 seconds long.

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

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

You can get your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets and a variety of Thinlits & Framelits Dies from My Online Store.

FUN Challenge #5-Use something Sparkly or Shiny

We made this fun card at Stamp Class using Shimmer Paint.  Everyone enjoyed painting the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint and the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint on their embossed cardstock.  Just remember to shake your Shimmer Paint well before using it.
Shimmer Paint and Leaves CardSUPPLIES:
Inks: Bright Copper Shimmer Paint #147045
Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint #146886
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry
Mossy Meadow
Mango Melody
Pumpkin Pie
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder #147923
Detailed Leaves Thinlits #147921
Precision Base Plate #139684
Other:  1/4″ Copper Trim #144179
One Q-Tip for each color of Shimmer Paint
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Mossy Meadow card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.
~Paint your Swirls & Curls card front with the Shimmer Paint using a Q-Tip for each color.  You can paint as much or as little as you want.  The ladies at stamp class painted more than I did and it looked great!  Set aside.
3.  Cut your Cardstock and a matching piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet for each color.
~Cajun Craze Large Leaf: 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
~Pumpkin Pie 3 Leaves: 3″ x 3″
~Mango Melody Long Leaf: 1-1/2″ x 4″
~Crushed Curry strip: 1″ x 4-1/4″
4.  Run over each Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet piece with your Bone Folder.  This helps it to separate from the backing better. Attach your Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to their matching sized cardstock by peeling off the word paper and sticking it to the cardstock.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.
5.  Cut out your Leaves and Strip using your Big Shot and the Precision Base Plate.  You may still need to roll your dies through several times on each side.  Check to see that the cardstock has cut completely through.  The Adhesive Sheet backing may not cut all the way through even though the cardstock has cut all the way through.  This is okay.
6.  Lay out all your pieces on your Mossy Meadow card front.  Remove the adhesive backing from each leaf and the strip and attach them to the card.  Attach a piece of Copper Trim to your card on one corner if desired.  Use SNAIL on the back to attach it.
Your Card is finished.
7.  Optional:  Emboss your Envelope Flap with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.  Watch this Video to see how easy it is.

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Life is Beautiful Copper Leaf Fall Card

 Life is Beautiful with Copper Foil Leaves.  Make this easy card to give for any Fall occasion. Just change the sentiment.
Life is Beautiful Copper LeavesSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Season  Photopolymer #143726
Ink: Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Copper Foil Sheets #142020
Printer paper
Big Shot:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets OR Tombow Glue OR SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with Starburst Punch.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
Leaves.
Adhesive NOTE:
~The easiest way to attach the leaves is to put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet cut to the same size as your cardstock on the back of the cardstock.  I usually forget, but really enjoy just peeling off the adhesive backing to attach the die cut.
~You can also put small amounts of Tombow Glue on the back of your die cut to attach it.
~If you are feeling really lazy, you can cover the back of your die cut with SNAIL.  I will have to let you know later about how long things stay stuck on the cards.
3.  Die-Cut your Leaves.  Cut three detailed large leaves and two small solid leaves from your Copper Foil Sheet.  Put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back if desired.
~Here is the Sandwich to use:  Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter (OR Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed.), FLAT Bottom cutting plate, Printer Paper folded in half on the cutting plate, Copper Foil Sheet with shiny side touching the Printer Paper, Die with cutting edge on back of Foil Sheet, Top cutting plate.  The Printer Paper helps keep the Foil Sheet shiny and smooth.  Without the Printer Paper, your Foil Sheet picks up all the marks on your cutting plate.
4. Finish Your Card.  Lay out the leaves and the sentiment on your card front.  Attach them.
5.  Optional:  Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside of the card to write on.  Stamp a Cajun Craze Leaf in the lower corner if desired.

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Takeout Treat Box

This small Takeout Treat Box is the perfect size for a small treat or gift.  It is also easy to make.  You can decorate it to fit the occasion and the person you will give it to.

This Video is 13 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
*=Bundle or part of the Bundle.
*Bundle:
 *Takeout Treats rubber stamps + *Takeout Thinlits. Wood-Mount Bundle #149989, Clear-Mount Bundle #149990      (Available as a Bundle until January 2, 2019,)
Stamps:  *Takeout Treats  Wood-Mount #147861, Clear-Mount #147858
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape
Highland Heather
Big Shot:  *Takeout Thinlits #147927
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
SNAIL

TIPS:
1.  After die cutting your two pieces, place them on the table with the score lines facing up.  Also, make sure both pieces are laying in the same position so they will fit together properly.
2.  Fold the score lines by folding the sides or tabs on top of the rest of your cardstock as shown.
3.  Put Tear & Tape on the bottom rectangle of ONE of the pieces.
4.  Flip the pieces over and apply Tear & Tape to the side tabs.
5.  Attach the bottom pieces first as shown in the video.
6.  Attach each side piece as shown in the video.
7.  To close the box: make sure the outside points on the top flaps are always on top of the cardstock as you slide the cut lines and top flaps together.  Practice a few times and it will be easy.

You can make Takeout Treat Boxes for any occasion just by changing the cardstock color, stamping or other decorations:  Birthday, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Party Favors, Wedding Favors, whatever occasion you can think of.  Or you can give one to someone Just Because.

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Case the Catalog Challenge #2

This Card is CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from page 45 of the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  Sorry, I am not allowed to show you a picture of a catalog page until September 5th when the Catalog goes live.  I again gave my helper Kiev the challenge to pick and CASE a card.  She chose one using the NEW Falling Leaves Bundle from page 45.  I think she did a great job!
CASE Challenge #2 Falling Leaves
Three Falling Leaves CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Falling Leaves  Photopolymer stamps + Detailed Leaves Thinlits #149938  (Available September 5, 2018)
Inks:  Cajun Craze
Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Cajun Craze
Rich Razzleberry
Punch:  3/4″ Circle #119873
Embellishments:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon #141487
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106  OR Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL
Silicone Craft Sheet

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Randomly stamp the Leaf Vein stamp in Shaded Spruce on the card front.  (If you are also a computer programmer, please forgive my use of the word “random”.  Figure out the algorithm to make it work.)
3.  Leaves.  Put part of a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock for each Leaf, then cut with the Big Shot.  This will turn your Leaves into Stickers for easier assembly.  Or attach with Tombow Glue.
~Cajun Craze Leaf.  Stamp first with Cajun Craze ink then cut out with only the outer Large Leaf Framelit.
~Rich Razzleberry die cut Large Leaves.  Die cut two Large Leaves each of Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry.  You will notice the Large Leaf Thinlit has two pieces.  Use both at the same time when cutting out the Leaves.
4.  Lay out the Leaves in the position you want, then attach them to the card front.  Notice how the Rich Razzleberry stems are on top of the Cajun Craze Leaf.
5.  Cut a 3-1/2″ piece of Burlap Ribbon with the ends cut diagonally.  Attach to your card by putting two rows of SNAIL on the back.  Watch This Video to learn the details.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on a 5/8″ x 3″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  You can round the ends with a 3/4″ Circle Punch if desired.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Three Things Challenge #1

Here is our FIRST Three Things Challenge!  Use the Three Things listed below to make a card.  You can also add whatever else you want to make your card.  I turned this challenge over to my helper Kiev.  We joked about what fun it is to get to come to work and make cards!  I really do enjoy having some play time every day!
Three Things Challenge #1The Three Things used on this card:
Garden Impressions DSP
Shaded Spruce cardstock
Stitched Shapes Oval Framelits
Beautiful You - Three Things Challenge #1SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Beautiful You  Rubber Wood-Mount #143004, Clear-Mount #143637
Ink:  Memento Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Calypso Coral Combo Pack #144045
Crumb Cake Combo Pack #144601
Ivory #144606
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Shaded Spruce
Garden Impressions 6×6 Designer Series Paper #146289
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Detailed Leaves Thinlits #147921  (Available September 5, 2018)
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
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.  Cut your Designer Series Paper:
~Yellow:  4″ x 5-1/4″
~Print: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.
~Attach to card base as shown in the photo.
3.  Cut your Shaded Spruce strip with both parts of the Detailed Leaves Thinlits.  Glue onto the card front.
4.  Now for the fun coloring part.
~Dress: Calypso Coral.  You can see where she used the Light and Dark Markers.
~Hat:  Crumb Cake.
~Skin:  Ivory (or choose a different color of Blends Marker for the skin tone you want)
~Cut out your lady with the Stitched Shapes Oval.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Springtime Impressions

The Springtime Impressions Thinlits are part of the Abstract Impressions Bundle.  I am loving the Monochromatic Color Combination of Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Coastal Cabana, with Melon Mambo for the accent color!  Choose your favorite monochromatic color combination and add an accent color.
Springtime ImpressionsSUPPLIES:
Stamps: Abstract Impressions  Photopolymer #147513
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Cardstock:  Soft Sea Foam
Mint Macaron
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Springtime Impressions
Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots #146934
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue OR Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sea Foam card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die-Cutting:
You have two choices:
~Put some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of your cardstock BEFORE you die cut.
~OR just use Tombow Glue to attach your die cuts to your card base.
Now to die cut:
~Cut the large triangle flowers & leaves die cut from Mint Macron cardstock.
~Cut three flowers from Melon Mambo cardstock.
~Attach the large triangle flowers & leaves shape to your card base.
~Attach your flowers to your flowers and leaves die cut.  Add Glitter Enamel shapes to the flower centers.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink.
Your card is finished.

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Swirly Scribbles Card

I made this Swirly Scribbles card using some pieces from my craft table and adding others.  You can choose the colors the person you are giving the card to will like if you want.
Swirly Scribbles and Foliage Frames CardSUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Soft Sea  Foam
Mint Macaron
Coastal Cabana
Big Shot:  Embossing Mats #146327
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Foliage Frames Framelits #146353
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sea Foam Card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die Cut:
If you remember, you can put Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock you are cutting your Swirly Scribbles pieces from.  Then these pieces will attach like stickers you have to peel the back off.  Otherwise, just use Tombow Glue.
~Swirly Scribbles lines in both Mint Macaron and Coastal Cabana
~Swirly Circle with leaves in Melon Mambo
~White Foliage Frame will need to be die cut and embossed.  Die cut as normal, just leave the cardstock inside the die to emboss.  Recommended Embossing sandwich:  Big Shot Platform without Thin Die Adapter plate (OR Multipurpose Platform with at least tab 1 open), Standard Cutting Pad, Die with cardstock still in it and cutting edge and cardstock facing up, Thick Gray Silicone Mat,  White Impressions Pad.
3.    Put it all together.
~Lay our all your pieces where you want them.
~Attach the Mint Macaron Swirly Scribble Lines first, the put the Coastal Cabana Lines on top so some of the Mint Lines show underneath-like a shadow.
~Put the Melon Mambo Swirly Circle on the Foliage Frame.
~Attach the Foliage Frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Easy Stained Glass Card

I have been wanting to use my Stained Glass Thinlits along with the Painted Glass stamp set.  I LOVE the font used for the sentiments in this stamp set.  I decided to keep it simple this time and just feature the die cuts and the sentiment.  Choose your own color.
Simple Stained Glass CardSUPPLIES:
*=part of the Bundle available until June 2019
*Bundle:  Painted Glass Rubber stamps + Stained Glass Thinlits.  Wood-Mount Bundle #148361, Clear-Mount Bundle #148362
Stamps:  *Painted Glass Rubber  Wood-Mount #147458Clear-Mount #147461
Ink:
   Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel
Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Stained Glass Thinlits #146347
Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets OR 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.  Die Cut your Thinlits from Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  You can put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back before cutting if you want.  Die cut two Stained Glass half circles and one rectangle Thinlit.
NOTE:  Watch this video to get great results every time with your Detailed Thinlits.  If using your Big Shot Platform with the Thin Die Adapter, run through 6 times instead of 4 as shown on the video.
3. Lay out your die cut pieces on your card front in the position you want them.  Attach to your card front.
~If using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet just peel off the backing and hold it over where you want it and attach.
~If using Tombow glue, use just tiny dots at line intersections and around the edges.  Carefully figure out the position you want it in before letting it touch the card base.  Line up the edges of the Half Circles and the Rectangle.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink.
Your Card is finished.

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Thinlit Cutting Troubles?

Do you get frustrated when your Detailed Thinlits don’t cut all the way through? Watch this video and learn several ways to get a great Detailed Thinlit Cut every time without wasting cardstock.

This video is about 13-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Big Shot #143623
Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Standard Cutting Pads #113475
Precision Base Plate #139684
Flourish Thinlits #141478 (or other detailed Thinlits
Cardstock in color of your choice
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

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Springtime Impressions Card

This card uses the Abstract Impressions Bundle which includes the Springtime Impressions Thinlit used for this card.  This is a quick card to make with few supplies.  I Love how the Mint Macaron and Granny Apple Green cardstocks look together!
Kindness Springtime Impressions cardSUPPLIES:
*= part of the Bundle
*Bundle #148348
Abstract Impressions  Photopolymer stamp set + Springtime Impressions Thinlits.
Stamps: Abstract Impressions Photopolymer #147513  *
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White (Optional)
Granny Apple Green #146990
Mint Macaron #138337
Big Shot:  *Springtime Impressions Thinlits #146326
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Option 1:  Use Granny Apple Green for your card base like I usually do.
~Option 2:  Because I was away from home with limited cardstock, I used a Thick Whisper White card base plus a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Granny Apple Green card front.  Attach to card base.
2.  Cut your Springtime Impressions Large Corner Thinlit from Mint Macaron cardstock.  I just used my Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, and 2 Cutting Pads. Attach to your card front.  I just put it on my Silicone Craft Sheet and ran SNAIL over the back.  I do need to keep pushing some of the edges back on the card front.  I would recommend using Tombow Glue or Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to attach it.
3.  Stamp your sentiment using Memento Black ink.
Your Card is finished!

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