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Cheer to the Years!

We're having a Shoebox Swap with my group, the Nacho Average Stampers, this Friday night!  I'm so excited to see these ladies again!  It's always a night filled with laughter and friendship -- I am truly blessed to have them in my life.

Here's the card I designed for the swap -- I adore snowflakes, and when I saw the Cheer to the Years stamp set, I just had to have it!  It's a great set that can be used all year round -- Christmas, New Year's and Anniversary, Wedding, etc!

I created a fun Christmas card with not-so-traditional colors.  This is one of my favorite color combinations:  Real Red, Marina Mist and Crumb Cake.
Cheers
 
Here are the measurements and instructions:

Measurements:  

  • Marina Mist: 5 ½”x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”;  1” x 3 ¾”
  • Real Red: 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”;  3/8” x 4 ¼”
  • Crumb Cake: 3 ¾” x 5”;  scrap for punched sentiment            

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the large snowflake randomly over your Crumb Cake panel, using Marina Mist ink.
  2. Stamp the small snowflake in the empty spaces, using Real Red ink.
  3. Stamp sentiment in Real Red ink. Punch out using the Pretty Label Punch.
  4. Add some large snowflakes in Marina Mist Ink.
  5. Sponge edges of label -- this is an easy way to create a “layered” look, and makes the punched piece stand out against the background.
  6. Cut banner tails in your strips of Real Red and Marina Mist.
  7. Assemble your card as shown. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used behind the punched sentiment.

Mixed Drinks

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Measurements:  

  • Whisper White (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Whisper White: scrap to die cut square
  • Crumb Cake (layer): 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Crushed Curry: 2” x 6”
  • Real Red: (banner)” ½” x 2 ½”
  • Real Red (strip): 1/8” x 5”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the foam/whipped cream image randomly on the Crushed Curry layer using Whisper White craft ink. Let dry.
  2. Adhere the Real Red strip to the Crushed Curry layer, leaving ½” border at the top as shown. Use the Silicone Craft Sheet when placing the adhesive on this strip so that the excess adhesive will not stick to your work surface. Adhere to the Crumb Cake layer on an angle as shown. Turn the cardstock over and trim the excess layers from the backside, following the edge as a guide.  Adhere these layers to the Whisper White card base.
  3. Die cut a Stitched Square from the framelits. Stamp the tall glass image using Memento ink, near the center bottom of the square. Be sure to leave room at the top for the whipped cream and straw. Stamp the whipped cream image on top of the glass using Memento ink.  Stamp the outline cherry image on the whipped cream using Memento ink. Fill the inside of the cherry with the solid image using Real Red ink.  Use the shortest straw image and stamp on the whipped cream using Crushed Curry ink.  Be sure the ‘finished edge’ of the straw is at the top.
  4. To fill the glass, ink the coordinating solid image using Crumb Cake ink. Stamp off one layer of ink on scratch paper to reduce the shade. Stamp inside the glass.  Adhere the image square to the card base using Dimensionals.
  5. Create a banner tip on the right side of the Real Red cardstock. Stamp the greeting close to the banner tip using Memento ink. Adhere the banner to the card as shown using Dimensionals.  Place a Crushed Curry Enamel Shape Heart to the left side of the greeting.
  6. Fill in the whipped cream using Clear Wink of Stella.
  7. Fill in the glass using Fine-Tip Glue. Let dry completely. The glue will dry clear and provide a realistic look to the glass. 

Spooky Cat Boo!

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Measurements:  

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock – 4-1/4” x 11”
  • Basic Black Cardstock – 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 5” x 2-7/8”
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock – 5” x 3/4”
  • Vintage Crochet Trim – 6”

Instructions:

 

  • Arrange the Large Alphabet letters B-O-O on the 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” Whisper White and run it through the Big Shot to die cut them out.  NOTE:  Do not toss any center pieces from any of the alphabet letters.
  • Arrange the same Whisper White cardstock piece with all of the alphabet letters and their insert pieces inside the Woodland Textured Embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.  NOTE:  Die cutting the alphabet letters after texture embossing will cause the raised embossing to flatten as it goes through the Big Shot.
  • Lay the Whisper White cardstock layer with the alphabet letters and their insert pieces onto a piece of Grid paper.  Lightly sponge Smokey Slate ink over top of the raised Woodland embossed tree trunks and branches.
  • Adhere the main portion of the Whisper White layer to the Basic Black cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Lay the B-O-O letters in place, but only add liquid glue to the alphabet inserts and set into place.
  • Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the alphabet letters B-O-O and set into place.  NOTE:  pay special attention to the letter O’s and matching up the correct embossed tree trunks and branches.
  • Ink the Trick or Treat sentiment from the Spooky Cat stamp set with Archival Basic Black, stamp in the center of the Lemon Lime Twist strip, cover with Stampin’ Clear Embossing powder and heat set using the Heat Tool on high setting.  Add to the bottom portion of the Basic Black cardstock matte layer leaving a gap between this layer and the Woodland embossed layer.
  • Adhere the Black Vintage Crochet Trim with a light line of Multipurpose Liquid glue to the gap area of the focal layer and wrap the ends to the back side of the Basic Black layer.
  • Adhere the focal layer to the Thick Whisper White cardstock base.  Add medium-sized Black Rhinestone Jewels to either side of the Trick or Treat sentiment; and add Mini Black Sequins to various spots on the Woodland embossed layer using a small dot of Multipurpose Liquid glue.

 


Spooky Cat

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Measurements:  

  • Thick Very Vanilla: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Very Vanilla: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • Basic Black: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Pumpkin Pie: 3-3/4" x 5" and 1" x 3"
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper: four different prints, cut two of them 3/4" x 4-1/4" and cut the other two 3/4" x 4-1/2"
  • Vintage Crochet Trim: 5"

Instructions:

 

  • Make banners out of each piece of Spooky Night Designer Series Paper with the Banner Triple Punch.  Attach the banners to the Pumpkin Pie cardstock with Snail.
  • Wrap the Vintage Crochet Trim over the banners and Pumpkin Pie cardstock securing it on the back side with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Stamp Hat in Basic Black Ink on 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut out by hand.  Attach hat with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Stamp Happy Halloween in Basic Black Ink on 1" x 3" piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and punch out with Classic Label Punch.  Attach sentiment with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Attach the Pumpkin Pie card front to the Basic Black piece and attach these layers to the front of the Thick Very Vanilla card base which has been folded on the score line

 

 


Hometown Halloween

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Measurements:
 Fresh Fig: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
 Whisper White: 3-5/8" x 4-7/8"
 Basic Black - 2-1/4" x 4"

Instructions:
1. Slide the 1-1/4" circle punch into the edge of the Gold Glimmer Paper and punch. Slide it in again in the same
spot and crop out a moon.
2. Use the row of stars framelit from the Popcorn Box dies and crop five stars from Gold Glimmer Paper.
3. Run the black layer through the Big Shot with the row of houses edgelit and add to the bottom of the Pumpkin
Pie layer. Trim to fit.
4. Ink greeting in black and stamp where shown. Add the moon and stars where shown.
5. Add this layer to the white mat.
6. Wrap a strip of ribbon around this layer and adhere to the back. Tie a bow with same ribbon and add it to the
front with a Mini Glue Dot.
7. Add this layer to the card base with dimensionals.

 


Colorful Seasons

Have you see all the fun stuff that is discounted!!  It's only until October 10th, so be sure you check it out HERE!  The Colorful Seasons Stamp Set is one you can get for 15% off!!  I love this set, and this card especially:

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Measurements:  

  • Thick Whisper White: 4 1/4” x 11”                4 x 5 1/4”
  • Silver Glimmer Paper: ½” x 4” for strip        2 ¼” x 4” for snow flakes     

Instructions:

  1. Cut out three snowflakes from you 2 ¼” x 4” Silver Glitter paper
  2. Stamp “Just Breathe” in Dapper Denim at top portion of mat.
  3. Add Silver Glimmer Strip with adhesive or glue
  4. Attach Snowflakes with Mono Adhesive to the bottom portion of the mat.
  5. Attach the Glittered Dots to the center of the snowflakes.

Happy Birthday!!

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Measurements:  

  • Whisper White cardstock 11” x 5.5”
  • Foil Frenzy Specialty Paper 4” x 5.25”
  • Scrap Foil Frenzy specialty paper 3.5” x 3.5”
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 3.5” x 3.5”

Instructions:

  1. Score and Fold the 11” x 5.5” piece of whisper white cardstock
  2. Cut piece of Lemon Lime Twist foil frenzy specialty paper to 4” x 5.25”
  3. Die Cut the 3.5” x 3.5” inch piece of Foil frenzy with largest circle in the layering circles collection
  4. Die Cut the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with the Happy Birthday Thinlit
  5. Wrap length of Lemon Lime Twist finely woven ribbon top to bottom as seen in photo on the 4” x 5.25” piece of Foil Frenzy specialty designer paper
  6. Adhere the 4” x 5.25” piece of Foil Frenzy specialty paper to front of scored and folder whisper white cardstock
  7. Add die cut circle foil side down to cardfront
  8. Add die cut Happy Birthday to circle
  9. Add lemon lime twist bitty bow to Happy birthday

Spooky Cat

I love Halloween cards!  It's such a fun holiday!!!  Here's a card using the Spooky Cat Stamp Set, found in the 2017 Holiday Catalog!

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Measurements:  

  • Thick Very Vanilla: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Very Vanilla: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • Basic Black: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Pumpkin Pie: 3-3/4" x 5" and 1" x 3"
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper: four different prints, cut two of them 3/4" x 4-1/4" and cut the other two 3/4" x 4-1/2" 
  • Vintage Crochet Trim: 5"

Instructions:

  • Make banners out of each piece of Spooky Night Designer Series Paper with the Banner Triple Punch.  Attach the banners to the Pumpkin Pie cardstock with Snail.
  • Wrap the Vintage Crochet Trim over the banners and Pumpkin Pie cardstock securing it on the back side with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Stamp Hat in Basic Black Ink on 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut out by hand.  Attach hat with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Stamp Happy Halloween in Basic Black Ink on 1" x 3" piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and punch out with Classic Label Punch.  Attach sentiment with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Attach the Pumpkin Pie card front to the Basic Black piece and attach these layers to the front of the Thick Very Vanilla card base which has been folded on the score line.

 

 


Lemon Zest Margarita

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Cutting Measurements:

  • Lemon Lime Twist: 5 ½ x 8 ½” card base; ¼ x 3 ½ “ for straw
  • Basic Black CS: 4 x 5 ¼ ”
  • Whisper White CS: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 ” and piece for punching
  • Vellum: 3 x 3 ½ “

 Instructions:

  1. Create card front from Lemon Lime Twist CS by scoring at 4 ¼”.
  2. Stamp “Happy Birthday” in memento black ink on the bottom of the Wisher White piece. Stamp lemon slice 3 times in Lemon Lime on the left side (make sure you only do halves, otherwise it will be visible through the glass). Adhere White piece to Basic Black CS and then to card base. Set aside.
  3. Let’s create a glass. Lightly mark velum at ¾ from both sides of 3” side (red marks on a diagram below). Using paper trimmer – cut from one corner to a marked point on one side, repeat on another side. Use scoring blade now and create a score line ¼” from a side of the ‘glass’ by aligning a side with ¼ mark on a trimmer. You should get following shape:

Template

Green indicated scored lines. Apply tear tape between the scored line and edge. Fold on a scored line. Sponge the ‘glass’ with sponge dauber and Lemon Lime Twist ink on inside, leave some white space on top.

4.  Remove tear tape and adhere glass to the card front from step 2. Try to make a shape little round.

5.  Stamp 2 more slices on scrap piece of whisper white in Lemon Lime Twist ink. Punch them with 1 ¾” punch. Cut a slit from a side to the center on first piece of lime. Add dimensionals to the back and decorate the glass with it. Cut 3 pieces from second lime. Add dimensionals and add to the bottom of the glass on the right side.

6.  Adhere ‘straw’ inside the glass.