Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial

 My Tuesday Tutorial features a card made with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set/bundle!  Don't miss out - this amazing bundle is only available through August 31st.

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·         Stamp SetsThoughtful Branches (143539); Wondrous Wreath (135047)
·         Card Stock – Thick White Cardstock (140272); Real Red Cardstock (102482)
·         Stamp Pads – Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949)
·         Misc. – Big Shot Machine (143263); Beautiful Branches Thinlits (143538)

·         Thick White Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, 5” x 3-3/4”; scraps for die cutting
·         Real Red Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4”   
1.    Fold White cardstock in half for card base and layer with Real Red cardstock.
2.    Stamp “Happy Wonderful Christmas” in Real Red at bottom right corner of smaller piece of white cardstock and layer onto card base.
3.    Die cut tree four times from Thick White Cardstock scraps.  Glue layers together to make one thick piece.  Adhere to card center.
4.    Stamp bird in Real Red on scrap of white cardstock and die cut.  Adhere to tree.
5.    On inside, stamp “Many Happy Moments. . .” and another bird.

Don't miss out on this amazing bundle - get it HERE!


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Shaker Cards


Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop-this month we are sharing Shaker Cards!  They are so fun to make and certainly fun to receive!!

I have two Shaker Cards to share - my first is a simple way to make a shaker card -

For this Shaker Card, I used products from the Festive Birthday Suite found on pages 10 and 11 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

I created a simple panel using white cardstock as my base,  I slipped this panel into a clear envelope.  Before sealing the envelope, I added a pinch of sequins from the Brights Sequin Assortment.

To finish the card, I stamped the llama, complete with his festive blanket and a small flower. No fussy cutting needed here- I used the Fiesta Time framelits to cut out these shapes! To finish the card, I created two banners with the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Fiesta Time framelits.

I think this llama is so cute!  We have a "thing" for llamas in my family, and this card will be gong to my daughter Anna this week for her birthday!  

Cuts for this card:  Base - Tempting Turquoise 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Melon Mambo 4" x 5 1/4",  Whisper White 3 3/4" x 5"

My second shaker card is full of sneak peeks from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!  These products will be available September 1 when the Holiday Catalog goes live!

The minute I saw the Detailed Santa thinlet dies in the Holiday Catalog, I thought - shaker card!

Shakers cards have a wow factor to them, but they are actually pretty easy to create!!  For my card, I cut the Santa thinlet with Whisper White cardstock (be sure to use the Precision Plate - it is a must have for these types of detailed dies!) and adhered a piece of Window Sheet of the same size to the back of this piece - ( 4 inch square).

I also cut 4 inch square with Real Red cardstock- this piece creates a "box" or "frame" that holds the beads, sequins, punched pieces or whatever you choose to use to make the card shake!  To create the "box" - I used the new foam adhesive strips  - they are like dimensionals but in strips - they are sticky on both sides,  and make creating shaker cards super easy!

This photo shows the box I created to hold the beads for my shaker card.  When you do this, you want to be sure to make the strips tight so that no beads/sequins can escape!  I added a few beads and placed the Santa/Window sheet layer on top of this. 

The beads are now secured in the box and this piece can be attached to the card base.

To finish my card, I added a greeting - this is from the Greetings From Santa stamp set that is bundled with the detailed Santa thinlets.  I used some baker's twine to attach three jingle bells to Santa's beard.

Cuts for this card:  base - Real Red 8 1/2"x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4", Whisper White, Window Sheet and Real Red cardstock - 4 inch square.

 At the bottom of the post I have listed the products used in both of these shaker cards.  Please let me know if you have questions!  If you don't have a demonstrator, I would love to have the opportunity to serve as your demonstrator!

And now it's time to hop on to Carol Payne's blog -  can't wait to see what she has created!!


If you want to hop back to Sharon's blog, please click below: 


Thanks for hopping with us today!  Below are the products used to create my shaker cards today!  Most of the products are available for purchase now through my online store - just click on any image to shop!  The products that are from the upcoming Holiday Catalog won't be available until Sept. 1 when the Holiday Catalog goes live. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial

Hello! Thanks for stopping by today! It's Tuesday Tutorial Day!  Today's tutorial features one of my favorite sets - Touches of Texture.  Read below for step by step instructions, and supplies used. 



·         Stamp SetsTouches of Texture (143251 clear) (141934 wood)
·         Card Stock – Flirty Flamingo (141416); Basic Black (121045); Very Vanilla (101650); Watercolor Paper (122959)
·         Stamp Pads – Flirty Flamingo (141397); Old Olive (126953); Crushed Curry (131173); Stazon Black (101406)
·         Misc. – Aqua Painters (103954); Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Petal Burst Embossing Folder (141493); Paper Snips (103579); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL adhesive (104332)
·         Very Vanilla:                4 1/4" x 11”                  3 3/4" x 5”
·         Flirty Flamingo:           4 " x 5 1/4”                   2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
·         Basic Black:                3 7/8” x 5 1/8”              2 5/8” x 4 1/8”
·         Watercolor Paper:       2 1/2" x 4”                    scrap for bee
1.    Score the Very Vanilla card base at 5 1/2" and fold.
2.    Use SNAIL adhesive to glue Flirty Flamingo mat to card base and then glue Basic Black mat to that.
3.    Use Petal Burst Embossing Folder to emboss the Very Vanilla mat and glue to the Basic Black mat.
4.    Use Stazon Black to stamp the flower image onto the center of the Watercolor Paper and the bee image onto the Watercolor Paper scrap.
5.    Squeeze the Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive and Crush Curry ink pads to get some ink into the lid and then use Aqua Painters to color the flowers and the bee.
6.    One the image pieces are dry, glue the flower piece onto the Flirty Flamingo and Basic Black mat.  Pop this art piece onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.    Fussy cut the bee with Paper Snips and attach to the card  with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Paint the bee wings with Clear Wink of Stella.

        Shop for these products used in today's card in my online store by clicking on any of the images below!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial

 Before I share my tutorial for today, I wanted to share the details about the exclusive Thoughtful Branches products available today!! 

It is important to note that these products are available only while supplies last - and I am pretty sure this is going to be super popular - so don't delay on ordering!  

Purchase the Bundle in my Online Store

The card I am sharing today features the new stamp set My Hero.  Purchase this set and Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

·         Stamp Sets: My Hero (141954-w) or (141957 –c)
·         Card Stock & Paper: Very Vanilla (101650); By the Shore Designer Series Paper {DSP} (141640)
·         Stamp Pads: Dapper Denim (141394)
·         Misc. – Umbrella Weather Framelits (141479); Dapper Denim 3/8” Ruched Ribbon (141424); 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes (141410); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263); Magnetic Platform (130658); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

·         Very Vanilla card base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored in half at the 5-1/2” mark plus some scraps
·         By the Shore DSP: 4” x 5-1/4”, cut sheet so image is positioned as shown in photo with darker Dapper Denim on top, lighter below and so that the waves are horizontal

1.    Stamp umbrella canopy in Dapper Denim on Very Vanilla scrap then die cut
2.    Die cut umbrella handle out of Very Vanilla scrap
3.    Attach umbrella canopy to handle with SNAIL and set aside
4.    Die cut 2 large and 1 small cloud out of Very Vanilla scrap
5.    Temporarily arrange clouds on DSP piece to desired location then arrange the two rain drop dies beneath. Remove clouds then die cut rain drops onto DSP (taking care to have drops right side up)
6.    Adhere clouds above rain drops using SNAIL then adhere the DSP to card front
7.    Affix umbrella to front of card using Dimensionals. You will need to cut a narrow strip for the handle.
8.    Affix small dot Dapper Denim enamel shape onto top of umbrella handle above canopy
9.    Tie bow with Dapper Denim ribbon and adhere to umbrella handle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Allow to dry.

Thanks much for stopping by today!