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Blow Out the Candles

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Measurement:

  • Melon Mambo card stock: 3 ¾” x 11” score at 5 ½”
  • Basic Black card stock: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”; 3 1/8” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White: 2 ½” x 3”

 Instructions:

  1. Ink “Happy Birthday” stamp with Melon Mambo and stamp on front of folded Melon Mambo cs.  Adhere folded Melon Mambo cs to Basic Black flat card base.
  2. Stamp candles and “eat cake” in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cs.  Stamp Melon Mambo stripes inside candles and Daffodil Delight inside wicks.  Add Wink of Stella to wicks.  Adhere Whisper White stamped piece to Basic Black layer even with the right edge.  Adhere layered stamped image with dimensionals to the front of the Melon Mambo stamped card front even with the right edge.

Sneak Peek: Peaceful Noel & Country Home

The Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow!!  I can't wait for you to see all the GREAT stuff!!  Here's a sneak peek from the Peaceful Noel suite:

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Measurements:

  • Old Olive: 11 x 4 ¼”; scored at   5 ½”
  • DSP: 4 x 3”
  • Crumb Cake: 4 ¾” x 3”
  • Whisper White: 4 ½”  x 2 ¾”
  • Vellum: 3 ½” x 1 1/8”
  • Thread: 40”

Instructions:

  1. Fold the card base.
  2. Attach the plaid DSP to the card front.
  3. Color 7-9 small rhinestone with the Real Red Dark Blends marker and set aside to dry.
  4. Stamp the jug, with Memento ink on the white cardstock.
  5. Color the jug with the Blends markers.
  6. Stamp the greenery from the “Peaceful Noel” stamp set into the jug. Use the 3 green colors to create the various shades of green. Stamp the branch image with Soft Suede ink.  You can easily line this up with the photopolymer stamps, but you could also create a small mask for the lip of the jar. 
  7. Stamp the Berry Branch from the “Love What you Do Stamp set” with Mossy Meadow ink. Color in some of the Berries with the Cherry Dark Blends marker.
  8. Attach the stamped image to the Crumb Cake mat.
  9. Stamp the saying with Versamark ink on the Vellum cardstock.
  10. Wrap the edges of the vellum cardstock around the Crumb Cake cardstock. Secure it at the back with Snail adhesive.
  11. Add the colored rhinestones to some of the berries. Use Wink of Stella on the other berries.
  12. Make a puddle of copper thread on the card.
  13. Attach the image/saying with dimensionals to the front of the card.

Sneak Peek: Beautiful Blizzard

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Measurements:  

  • Night of Navy cardstock: 8.5” x 5.5”, 5” x 3.75”
  • Whisper white cardstock: 5.25” x 4” (2 if desired), scraps for die cutting

Instructions:

  1. Score and fold the larger piece Night of Navy cardstock in half to create cardbase
  2. Run the smaller piece of Night of Navy cardstock through the Big Shot with the Blizzard Thinlits die, then use the Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the pieces. (Save the die cut snowflakes for another project!)
  3. Put a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on a Silicone Craft Sheet, and pick up with a portion of a Stampin’ Sponge to put on the back of the die cut Night of Navy cardstock. Adhere onto the Whisper White cardstock, then to the cardfront.
  4. Stamp sentiment onto scrap Whisper White cardstock and die cut with Oval framelit.
  5. Adhere sentiment onto cardfront with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Die cut scrap of Whisper White with Blizzard Thinlits die and adhere a few snowflakes onto the sentiment.
  7. If desired, add a second piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside of the card.

En Route

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Measurements:

  • Mango Melody card base: 11” x 4-1/4”, scored at 5-1/2” the folded in half plus pieces that are 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” and 4-1/2” x 4”
  • Blueberry Bushel: 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Whisper White: 3-1/2” x 4-3/4” plus scrap about 1” x 4”
  • Blueberry Bushel washi tape: about 3”

Instructions:

    1. Run Mango Melody card base through Maps Etc. Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder using Big Shot. Set aside.
    2. Trim three smaller cards out of the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack so two pieces are ½” wide on the long (4”) edge of the card and so one other pattern is ¾” wide. Using SNAIL adhere those on the Mango Melody scrap that is about 4-1/2” x 4” laying them down at an angle and making sure to leave a small gap between strips. Trim at an angle on one edge. Hold that piece down onto the larger Whisper White piece and mark it so you know how to trim the other end. Trim it.
    3. Holding that piece back down on the Whisper White align where you want the sentiment to go, ink with Blueberry Bushel and stamp. If you don’t adhere it first, you can always redo if your stamping goes awry. Once it looks right, adhere strip piece to Whisper White with SNAIL.
    4. Using Gray Granite stamp road map image onto Gray Granite cardstock and punch out with 1-3/4” Circle Punch. Using 2” Circle, punch Mango Melody. Using 2-3/8” circle die, cut out a circle from the Blueberry Bushel Memories & More card (it is the one with a white circle in the center). Adhere Gray Granite to Mango Melody with SNAIL. Adhere a strip of Blueberry Bushel Washi Tape across top of Gray Granite making sure to wrap it around back. Using SNAIL adhere that piece to the larger Blueberry Bushel circle.
    5. Stamp bicycles in Blueberry Bushel along bottom of the 4” Whisper White scrap. Trim so that it’s about ½” wide. Using Paper Snips trim to create an arrow. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere to top of circle piece.
    6. Adhere Whisper White larger piece to Blueberry Bushel base with SNAIL.
    7. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere circle to front of card so it is over the three diagonal strips. Also with Dimensionals, add Blueberry Bushel to card base.
    8. Apply Best Route Enamel Shapes to left of sentiment.

Dandelion Wishes

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Measurements:

  • Highland Heather: 11” x 4 ¼”, score at 5 ½”                     
  • Gorgeous Grape: 5 ½” x 4”
  • Shimmery White: 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Coastal Cabana: 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”
  • Silver Foil Sheet: 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”

Instructions:

  1. Fold Highland Heather in ½ to form card base.
  2. Glue Gorgeous Grape mat to the card front.
  3. Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner of the Shimmery White in Versamark ink. Add Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set.
  4. Glue the Shimmery White to the Gorgeous Grape mat.
  5. Stamp the dandelion image on the Coastal Cabana in Versmark ink. Add White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set.
  6. Glue the Coastal Cabana to the Silver Foil Sheet mat.
  7. Wrap the ribbon around the bottom of the Coastal Cabana piece and tie in a loose knot on the right side.
  8. Glue the Coastal Cabana piece to the top of the Shimmery White.
  9. Add rhinestones to the center of each dandelion.

 


Blended Seasons, Cool Idea!

Check out this cool idea for a card!  Love these framelits, too!!!

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Measurements:  

  • Early Espresso: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Cherry Cobbler: 3 ¼” x 4 ½”
  • Crumb Cake: 2 ½” x 3 ½”

Instructions:

  1. This card shows the inside of the card from the outside.
  2. Fold the Early Espresso card base in half. Stamp the leaf image in Early Espresso in each corner on the INSIDE of the card.
  3. Open the Early Espresso card, lay the largest frame die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits in the center of the card front (the part that does NOT have the leaves stamped on it). Cut out the frame with the Big Shot.
  4. Layer the Early Espresso frame on the inside of the card over the stamped leaf images using Dimensionals.
  5. Cut out a medium size label from Cherry Cobbler using the medium frame die from Stitched Seasons.
  6. Layer the Cherry Cobbler frame on to the Early Espresso frame using Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the words “Thank You” in Early Espresso ink on the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  8. In Early Espresso stamp a portion of the leaf stamp image below the word Thank You.
  9. Cut out the greeting and leaves with the smallest frame from the Stitched Seasons Framelits.
  10. Color the leaves using the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry used here). Blend the coloring with the Blender Pen.
  11. Adhere the Crumb Cake frame on to the Cherry Cobbler frame using Dimensionals.
  12. Tie a bow with the Crumb Cake ribbon.
  13. Attach the ribbon with a mini glue dot.
  14. Send this thank you card to a friend!

Only a few days left..........

To get the Color Your Season Bundle!!  Here's another fun sample to entice you!

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Measurements:

  • Lemon Lime Twist: 11” x 4 ¼”, score at 5 ½”                     
  • Watercolor Paper 4 ¾” x 3 ½”
  • Bermuda Bay: 3” x 3”
  • Basic Black: 4 7/8” x 3 5/8”

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Emboss the front of the card using the Subtles Embossing Folder.
  3. Stamp the flower image in Versamark ink, apply White Emboss Powder and heat set.
  4. Colour the flowers with Bermuda Bay ink, the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist using the Aqua Painter.
  5. Mount the coloured panel to the Basic Black Mat. 
  6. Wrap the ribbon around the card and tie in a bow towards the left side.
  7. Cut out the medium square framelits from the Bermuda Bay cardstock with the Stitched Shapes Framelits die and Big Shot. Reposition the die so you add the bottom stitch line.
  8. Stamp the words on the Bermuda Bay with Versamark ink, apply White Emboss Powder and heat set.
  9. Pop up the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  10. Add pearls to the center of the flowers.

Color Your Season, Pillow Box

Oh my goodness!  How cute is this pillow box?!!  Love it!!!

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Measurements:  

  • Whisper White Card Stock: 2 ¾” x 3 ½”              7/8” x 4”    scrap
  • Gold Foil: 2” x 2”
  • Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 2” x 2”           

Instructions:

  1. Assemble pillow box by pinching the center and folding the ends in along the score lines. No adhesive needed. Note: the notched side is meant to be on top of the other.
  2. Die cut the smallest label shape from the Stitched Seasons framelits from the largest piece of whisper white cardstock.
  3. Stamp leaf image from the Blended Seasons stamp set using Memento black ink onto the left side of the label shape.
  4. Stamp the leaf image again onto a scrap of white. You will only need a couple of the smaller leaves from this piece.
  5. Color all the leaves on the label shape using the Stampin’ Blends (and a couple of the smaller ones on the scrap cardstock). I started with a layer of light daffodil, added a bit of light pumpkin along the veins of the leaves. Blended with the dark daffodil and then blended the entire leaf with the light daffodil. If you’d like a bit more orange, add a bit of the dark pumpkin.
  6. Add the label shape to the centre of the pillow box using dimensionals.
  7. Stamp greeting using black ink and trim ends as shown.
  8. Add this to the pillow box using dimensionals.
  9. Die cut the leaf/berry framelit from the granny apple green cardstock and tuck it under the greeting.
  10. Die cut the leaf framelit from the gold foil and tuck it under the greeting.
  11. Cut out two of the smaller leaves from the scrap and add them to the pillow box as shown in the photo.

 

 


Abstract Impressions

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Measurements:  

  • Night of Navy Card Stock: 4-1/4” x 11”             
  • So Saffron Card Stock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Whisper White Card Stock: 4” x 5-1/4”; scrap for die cutting
  • Garden Impressions DSP: 3” x 3”
  • Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon: 5” piece & 4” piece            

Instructions:

  1. Score Night of Navy Card Stock at 5-1/2”; fold in half for card base
  2. Emboss So Saffron Card Stock with the Big Shot and Subtle Embossing Folder
  3. Adhere Garden Impressions DSP to top of So Saffron Card Stock
  4. Use the Big Shot with the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut the circle from the Whisper White Card Stock scrap
  5. Stamp sentiment in center of circle with Night of Navy Ink
  6. Stamp flowers with So Saffron Ink
  7. Stamp leaves with Soft Sea Foam Ink
  8. Adhere circle to center of Garden Impressions DSP square
  9. Wrap 5” piece of Gingham Ribbon around front of So Saffron Card Stock
  10. Tie 4” piece of Gingham Ribbon to attached piece
  11. Adhere So Saffron card front to Night of Navy card base
  12. Stamp Whisper White insert as desired
  13. Adhere inside card

 

 


Floral Frames

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Measurements:  

  • Thick Whisper White: 4 ¼” x 11”,  3 5/8” x 4 7/8” & Scraps for Flowers
  • Daffodil Delight:     3 ¾” x 5”                     

Instructions:

  1. Stamp Circle with leave onto the white mat in Black Memento
  2. Color in leaves and Berries with the Light Old Olive Blend and Dark Calypso Coral Blend for the Berries
  3. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Black in the center of the circle image
  4. Stamp one cluster of each flower in Black Memento
  5. Color with Pumpkin, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Blends.
  6. Cut out flowers with the matching framelits
  7. Attach to the image you have stamped on the mat using Dimenstionals
  8. Tie Polka Dot Ribbon around the mat and into a bow on the front of the card.
  9. Attach White stamped mat to Daffodil Mat and add to card base with Dimensionals