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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Amazing You Card

Give this Amazing You Card to someone who is Amazing!  You can stamp a sentiment in the upper left corner for Mother’s Day or a Birthday if you want.  Choose the favorite colors of your Amazing person.
Amazing You Card in pinks

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Verry Vanilla
Thick Very Vanilla
Rose Red
Blushing Bride
Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144144 (Retiring May 31 or while supplies last. )
Big Shot:  Celebrate You Thinlits #146840 (Available June 1st.  Also a Sale-a-bration item this past January through March)
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

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. Cut your Bundle of Love DSP at 4” x 5-1/4”. Attach to card base.
3. Cut your Very Vanilla card front at 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”.
4. Die Cutting-Amazing You.
~Cut a 2” x 6” piece of Rose Red cardstock AND Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  Rub both sides of the Adhesive Sheet with your Bone Folder.  Peel off the words from the Adhesive Sheet and place the sticky part to your Rose Red cardstock.  Use the Framelits to cut out Amazing and You.  I usually run it back and forward four times to be sure it cuts completely through.
5. Die Cut Chair.
~Cut a 2-1/4” x 2-1/4” piece of both Blushing Bride cardstock AND Adhesive Sheet.  Repeat the above steps to attach Adhesive Sheet to cardstock.  Use the Chair Thinlit this time and run through your Big Shot as you did the Amazing You.  Remove the excess pieces from the Thinlit and the die cut chair.
6. Lay the die cuts on your Very Vanilla card front in the position you want them. Peel the backing of each die cut and attach to your card front.
7. Attach your card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Roller Coaster Popup Card Video

This Let the Good Times Roll Roller Coaster card is pretty easy to make, but does take a little time.  Just follow the video instructions to make the Pop-Up Roller Coaster card inside.  Directions for the card front are below.

This Video is 22 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
*Photopolymer Bundle #145959:  *Let the Good Times Roll Photopolymer stamps + *Thrill Ride Pop-Up Thinlits
Stamps:  *Let the Good Times Roll  Photopolymer #145687
Inks:  Memento Black
Real Red
Bermuda Bay
Island Indigo
Garden Green
Daffodil Delight
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Real Red
Big Shot:Thrill Ride Pop-Up Thinlits #145650
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049  OR Stamparatus #146276 (Available June 1, 2018)
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199  Rommended when using Photopolymer stamps
Paper Snips for fussy cutting
Stylus
Bone Folder
Patience  😉
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Glue Dots

CARD INSIDE BASICS:
Thrill Ride Roller Coaster Pop-Up card inside
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Pool Party card inside at 5″ x 8″.  Score and fold at 4″.
2.  Follow the rest of the directions from the video.

CARD FRONT INSTRUCTIONS:
Let the Good Times Roll card front
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base as mentioned above.
~Bermuda Bay card layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Bermuda Bay Roller Coaster and fussy cut as shown on video
~Whisper White-die cut any of the pieces you want to add to your scene.  I would recommend at least two sets of the cars (4 cars).  Stamp as shown in the video.
2.  Stamp:
~Bermuda Bay Roller Coaster
~Real Red cards
~Real Red Food Cart
~Island Indigo Balloons
~Memento Black sentiment
~Memento Black Balloon Strings
3.  Attach stamped card front to Bermuda Bay card layer.  Open your card and position correctly so you place the card front layers on the actual card front.  Now attach your card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.  I really enjoy opening the card and watching the Roller Coaster Pop-Up!  Try it a few times yourself!

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Bloomin’ Heart Valentine Card

Here is the last Valentine Card this year which uses the Blooming Heart Thinlits and the coordinating Bloomin’ Love stamps.  I do love these, but have not used them much this year.
Bloomin' Love Valentine Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blushing Bride
Real Red
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140621
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Tools:Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049    OR Stamparatus (available June 2018)
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp My Valentine in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock.
3.  Go to your Big Shot:
~Cut out My Valentine with an Oval Stitched Shape Framelit.
~Cut out the Heart from Real Red cardstock.  Remove the excess pieces with either the Big Shot Die Brush or a Piercing Tool or a toothpick.
~Cut from Whisper White cardstock:  2 large flowers and three small flowers using the Flower dies in the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.  Save the Whisper White cardstock you cut them from.
4.  Back at your table….. Get your Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheet and T-Handle.  Stamp the large flower in one corner and the small flower in another corner.
~Use a marker to color the Whisper White cardstock you cut the flowers from.  Color around the cut out flower images.  This will make it easier to see your White Flowers.
~Put your Flowers back in their holes.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the flower stamp with the die cut.  Remove the imaging sheet and stamp with Real Red ink.  Repeat with the remaining flowers.
~Glue the Flowers onto the Heart over the coordinating size flower part.  You could also attach the Flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals if desired.
5.  Lay out the Heart and the Oval in the desired positions on your card base.
~Use Tombow Glue to attach the Heart.
~Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Oval Sentiment.

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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.

Amazing Heartfelt Blooms

This Amazing Heartfelt Blooms card uses two Sale-a-bration items:  Level 1-Heartfelt Blooms, and Level 2-Celebrate You Thinlits.  I originally cut the Amazing from Silver Glimmer Paper and colored it with a Fresh Fig Marker, then with a Basic Black Marker.  It was too hard to tell what the word said, so I changed it to Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  Now we can tell what the word says.
Amazing Heartfelt Blooms Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Heartfelt Blooms  Wood Mount #147197, Clear Mount #147202  (FREE with $50 purchase until March 31, 2018)
Inks:  Perfect Plum
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Celebrate You Thinlits #146840 (Free with $100 purchase until March 31, 2018)
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Perfect Plum card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/2″
~Elegant Eggplant card layer at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
~Whisper White card front at 3″ x 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp you Heartfelt Blooms stamp in Perfect Plum ink on your Whisper White card front.
3.  Big Shot:  Cut your Amazing from Elegant Eggplant cardstock with the Thinlit.   Attach with Tombow Glue to card front over stamped flowers.
4.  Attach Whisper White card front to Elegant Eggplant card layer with Fast Fuse.  Attach these layers to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is Finished!

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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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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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Hexagon Box Video

Learn to make a Basic Hexagon shaped Box using the Window Box Thinlits.  It is pretty easy if you follow the steps in the video.

This Video is 13 minutes long.

BASIC SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  1 sheet cut into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  You will need them both.
Big Shot #143263:  Window Box Thinlits #142762
Other:  Bone Folder to crease all folded score lines
Tombow Glue
Decorative items:
~Stamps
~Framelits or Thinlits
~Designer Series Paper (DSP) strip  1-1/2″ x 12″.  Measure around the box and cut about 1/2″ extra.  Trace around the Hexagon die onto the DSP for your top piece.

AUTUMN HEXAGON BOX SUPPLIES:
Autumn Hexagon Window Box
So Saffron cardstock
Tangerine Tango cardstock
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits #144670 (Use with Big Shot)

FLOWER HEXAGON BOX SUPPLIES:
Eastern Medallions Flower Hexagon Window BoxTranquil Tide cardstock
Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
Eastern Gold Viny; Stickers  #144150

MERRY CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKE HEXAGON BOX
Merry Christmas Hexagon BoxReal Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Star of Light Photopolymer stamps #142110
VersaMark ink pad  #102283
White Embossing Powder  #109132
Heat Tool  #129053
Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751  (Use with Big Shot)
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

STARLIGHT HEXAGON BOX
Starlight Hexagon Window BoxReal Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Starlight Thinlits  #141840
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

VALENTINE HEXAGON WINDOW BOX
Valentine Hexagon Window Box
Real Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Stamp set retired and I don’t remember the name.  Sorry.  You could use the Banners for You Photopolymer stamps #141710

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Thanks for the Smile Flower Card

Make this fun “Thanks for the smile” card.  It is quick and easy and sure to be appreciated by the receiver.
Thanks for the Smiles Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams  Photopolymer #142924
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Real Red
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  #144108
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  SCORE and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Real Red card layer at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3″ x 4″.
4.  Cut your “Flower” out using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits.  You will need two Thinlits:  the Flower with the details and the Framelit that goes around it.  Cut from Real Red cardstock.  Attach to your card front about 1/4″ from the top.  Put a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional behind each popup Petal and remove the backings.  Put Tombow Glue around the thin outside Petals and in the flower center and attach.
5.  Stamp your sentiment in Real Red ink with the bottom about 1/2″ from the bottom of your card front.
6.  Attach your completed card front to the Real Red card layer with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  Attach the layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals to your card base.
Your card is finished.

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Wood & Leaf Card

We made this Wood & Leaf card at my Stamp Class on Friday.  It is a quick card to make.  It is also perfect for men and nature-lovers.
Wood and Leaf card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings   Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Soft Suede
Very Vanilla
Crushed Curry
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Other:  1/4″ Copper Trim  #144179
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Suede card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Wood paper at 2″ x 6″.  Attach to card base leaving 1/8″ – 1/4″ cardstock showing by the fold.  Trim excess from ends.
3.  Cut 6″ Copper Trim.  Put SNAIL on the back and attach to card front along edge of Wood paper.  Trim ends.
4.  Cut a 2″ square of both Crushed Curry cardstock and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  Run over the Adhesive sheet with your Bone Folder.  Peel of the part with words and stick the other part to your card stock.  Now lay the cardstock, adhesive ssheet side down, on your Big Shot.  Place the large detailed leaf Thinlit on the cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot.  NOTE:  I do recommend using the Precision Base Plate for this die.  Also use the most flat cutting pad you have over the Leaf.  Remove the cut leaf from the Thinlit.  You can use the Big Shot die brush to help remove all the small pieces or just use a toothpick.  Set on top of your card base.
5.  Stamp Thinking of You in Early Espress ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
6.  Lay the Leaf and Oval in the position you want them.  Peel of the sticker backing from the leaf and attach.  Remove the Dimensional backings from the Oval and attach.
7.  If desired, stamp some leaves on your envelope or pur some Wood paper on your envelope flap.

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