Friday, October 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Fun Folds

Welcome to our monthly blog hop - this month we are sharing Fun Folds! My card uses a basic gate fold,  and features the Father Christmas stamp set. I loved this stamp set from the moment I first saw it - and this is actually the first time I inked it up!

I started with a gate fold card - the base is 8 1/2"  x  5 1/2"  scored at  2 1/8" from both ends.

I added crumb cake panels - cut 2" x 5 3/8 " - and embossed these with the gorgeous Holly embossing folder - don't miss this - it is in our Annual Catalog!  I sponged some crumb cake ink on the embossed panels to create a vintage look - this really makes the embossed design pop! I also sponged the edges of the Santa oval, and the Candy Cane baker's twine - to darken up the pure white a bit. 

I created a belly band to hold the card together -  1 1/4" x 10", scored at 3" and 7 3/8".

The belly band slides off to reveal the inside of the card:

Below are supplies used on my card, click on any image to purchase products used for this card in my online store!

Please let me know if you have any questions on my card! 

Thanks for stopping by - please hop on to our next stop, Carol Payne's blog,  by clicking on the image below!

Or hop back by clicking the image below to visit BJ Peters blog!


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial


 Today's tutorial is a fun little treat for a friend or special trick or treater - or even for a school class party.  

  • Stamp Set: Halloween Treat #142249
  • Inks: Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad #140931
  • Paper: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Pop of Pink DSP #141648, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029, Halloween Night DSP #142022
  • Smoky Slate Marker #131261, Pumpkin Pie Marker #131259, Glassine Gift Bags #141700, Silver 1/8” Ribbon #132137, Paper Snips #103579
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, SNAIL Adhesive #104332

  • Whisper White: 3 x 3
  • Basic Black: 4 ¼ x 4 ½ (for inside bag)
  • Pop of Pink DSP: 4 ¼ x ¾
  • Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper: 4 ¼ x ¾
  • Halloween Night DSP: 10 x 2 (scored at 2” and 6 ¾”)

  1. Stamp “Happy Halloween” stamp in Basic Black on Whisper White Cardstock. Color with Markers and fussy cut out with Paper Snips.
  2. Trim edges into pennants on Pop of Pink DSP and Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
  3. Put Basic Black paper into Glassine Bag and fold the top of the bag over.
  4. Wrap Halloween Night DSP around bag and tie ribbon.
  5. Assemble. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the “Happy Halloween” 


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Cards that Move!

 Welcome to our blog hop this month, as we share cards that move! 

I took several photos to show how the little ghosts move across my card: 

I had so much fun making this card -I used the Sliding Star framelits to create the movement.  See them here

Here's a quick video from Stampin' Up!with some tips for this card:  

I used a two dimes, rather than two washers, because that is what I had on hand. Also - the tip about rounding the points on the dimensionals is a good one - it really does make a difference in the spin. 

Below is a list of all the supplies used on this card- all available in my online store.  If you don't have a demonstrator, I would be happy to serve as yours! 

Now please hop on to the next blog in our hop- Carol Payne

or hop back to Sharon's  blog :

Thanks for hopping with us today!  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial

 Cute little scarecrow card today!  Don't miss out on the new items in the Clearance Rack - updated today- some great things - see them in my online store here

 Love this cute little scarecrow!

  • Stamp Sets: Cookie Cutter Halloween (142252 w, 142255 c), Tin of Cards (138946), Timeless Texture (140514 w,140517c)
  • Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Rich Razzleberry (126950), Delightful Dijon(138327), Mint Macaron (138326),Crumb Cake (126975)
  • Paper: Very Vanilla cs (101650), Rich Razzleberry cs (115316) Petals & Paisley Specialty Designer Series Paper  (142017)
  • Other:  Pretty Paisleys Embossing Folder  (141833), Big Shot (143263), Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396), Aquapainters (103954), Linen Thread (104199),  5/8 “ Burlap Ribbon  (141487), Handheld Stapler  (139083), dimensionals (104430), mini glue dots (103683)

Very Vanilla cardstock : 5 ½ ” x8 ½ ”, 4” x 5 ¼”, small piece for scarecrow
Rich Razzleberry cardstock:  4 1/8” x 5 3/8”  
Petals & Paisley DSP: ½ “ x 3”    

1.    Using the Big Shot, and the Pretty Paisley embossing folder, emboss the Very Vanilla cardstock.
2.    Stamp “A happy hello” with Rich Razzleberry ink on the embossed piece.
3.    Use Mint Macaron ink and the Timeless Textures dots (stamped off) to add some splotches.
4.    Stamp the scarecrow onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, and use aquapainters and ink to add color.    
5.    Punch out scarecrow with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. 
6.     Use a small bit of linen thread and twirl to create a circle – allow the ends to be loose. 
7.    Layer burlap ribbon, petals and paisley dsp and linen thread circle onto left side of embossed image and attach using the handheld stapler. 
8.    Use dimensionals to attach scarecrow. 
9.    Use two pieces of linen thread to create bow for scarecrow’s neck.  Attach with a glue dot.
10. Attach the Very Vanilla cardstock onto the Rich Razzleberry cardstock, and attach to the cardbase.   

Monday, September 12, 2016

Paisleys and Posies

Super simple card share today! Sometimes the simplest cards are the best, though!  

My card uses the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, and the coordinating Petals and Paisleys speciality designer series paper, both from the Holiday Catalog.  The designer paper I used has a beautiful copper foil design:

Create this card:  Stamp the paisley flower onto card front with Night of Navy Ink.  Stamp the words onto the Vanilla rectangle- I love this phrase! Attach a doily and use dimensionals to attach to card front.  To finish the card, adhere the designer paper to the card front.  That's it! Super easy!!

 Cuts for this card:  
Very Vanilla card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4", Very Vanilla 1" x 2 3/4"
Petals & Paisleys DSP 1/2"x 5 1/2"

Supplies used can be purchased in my online store - just click on any image. 

Thanks for visiting today!   

Heads up -  there will be new items added to the Clearance Rack tomorrow in my online store!  Often very good deals, and many will sell out very quickly!  

Sunday, September 11, 2016

God Bless America

 On this very solemn day for our country, our hearts turn to those who suffered great loss.  God Bless America.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial


All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®

My tutorial today features the Sweet Cupcake stamp set - love it!

Here's the tutorial and supply list: 

     Stamp Sets: Sweet Cupcake (141498) (Bundle 142232) Touches Of Texture (w141934) (c143251)
     Inks: Watermelon Wonder (138323), Flirty Flamingo (141397), Blushing Bride (131172) Sahara Sand (126976) Smoky Slate (131179) Archival Basic Black (140931)
     Paper: Basic Black cs (121045), Whisper White cs (100730), Watermelon Wonder cs (138334)
     Whisper White Thick cs (140272)
     Other:  Stapler (139083), Linen Thread (104199), Big Shot (113439), Cupcake Cutouts Framelits (141474), Big Shot die brush (140603), 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes  (141410), Delicate White Doilies (141701)

Whisper White Thick cardstock 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2”
Whisper White cardstock 3-1/2” x 5”, scrap piece
Watermelon Wonder cardstock 3-3/4” x 5-1/4”, 1/2” x 1-3/4”
Basic Black card stock: 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”

1.    Adhere Basic Black cardstock to Whisper White Thick cardstock. 
2.    Texture Emboss Watermelon Wonder cardstock using Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  Adhere over the center of Basic Black cardstock using dimensionals.  
3.    Stamp large splatter image from Touches of Texture stamp set using Sahara Sand ink onto Whisper White cardstock. 
4.    Stamp cupcake bottom image using Sahara Sand and Smoky Slate ink.  Stamp cupcake top using Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Watermelon Wonder ink.  Die cut images using Cupcake Cutouts Framelits. 
5.    Adhere a small piece of the Delicate White Doily to the Whisper White cardstock.  Wrap a piece of Linen Thread over doily, staple in place.  Adhere cupcake images over Linen Thread using Dimensionals. 
6.    Stamp greeting using Basic Black ink onto Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  Staple in place to cupcake images. 
7.    Adhere Flirty Flamingo In Color Enamel Shapes to the card front. 

 You can shop for products used for this card by clicking on any of the images below!

Enjoy!!!  And don't forget the Special Offers  for this week end on Sept. 7 - tomorrow!
See and shop for them HERE,

It sure is great to have a long weekend, but today sure seems like a Monday to me!!!!  Have a good day!!