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August 2017

Lemon Zest Margarita


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 “


  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:


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.

Stylized Birthday



  • Berry Burst 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” Scored at 4 1/4”
  • Whisper White 3 3/4” x 2 3/4”


  1. Using a Palette Knife, scoop some Embossing Paste onto the Silicone Sheet. Add a couple drops of Bermuda Bay ink and mix.
  2. Place the mask over the Berry Burst cardstock and spread a thin layer of paste in each corner of the card. Carefully remove the mask and clean tools with warm, soapy water.
  3. Using Berry Burst ink, stamp Happy Birthday onto the Whisper White cardstock. Cut this out using the Lots of Labels framelits. Cut off the right edge of the label.
  4. Attach ribbon to the back of the label and a rhinestone to the front.
  5. Attach the label to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hello Friend


Cutting & Scoring: 

  • Berry Burst 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” Scored at 4 1/4”
  • Berry Burst 4 x 5 ¼” and 3 7/8 x 5 1/8”
  • Whisper White 1 ½ x 4”


  • Stamp Marbled Background on smallest Berry Burst Panel with Berry Burst Ink
  • Adhere to larger Berry Burst Panel
  • Stamp Hello onto white strip in Berry Burst Ink. Stamp Friend in Black Ink.
  • Adhere a small section of a doily behind white layer. Adhere to Berry Burst Panel
  • Spritz with Black marker (place tip of marker in cap of marker and “flick”)
  • Adhere to Berry Burst Card.
  • Stamp flap of envelope with Berry Burst Ink and Marbled Background for a coordinated look.

Tutorial: Soot Stamping




  • Stamp Set: Merry Mistletoe
  • Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
  • Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Old Olive and Glossy Paper
  • Misc: Big Shot, Holly Embossing Folder, Old Olive 1/8” Sheer Ribbon, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponges


  • Real Red: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”;  4 1/8” x 3 1/8”
  • Basic Black: 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Old Olive: 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Glossy: 4” x 3”


  1. Take your glossy paper, and add color using your Stampin’ Sponges and Real Red and Old Olive Ink. You must do this step before the “soot”—you can’t add color after the soot step.    DSCF4015
  2. Using a Candle (I used a taper candle, as it was easier to handle) or lighter, “burn” your cardstock—the flame will need to actually touch the cardstock to create the soot. Be careful along the edges—it tends to catch fire!  Keep going until you have the desired amount of soot for your card.  Be VERY careful with it – the soot is removed very easily with your fingers, the wick, etc!  In the picture below, I was trying for just a touch more soot, and touched the cardstock with the wick:                                          DSCF4018
  3. Once you’re happy with your soot, very carefully “stamp” – you’re not using any ink at all. The stamp with remove the soot, and leave behind the color! DSCF4021
  4. Once finished stamping, spray your piece with an Acrylic Sealer so that the soot stays in place!
  5. Emboss your Old Olive piece using the Big Shot and Holly Embossing Folder.
  6. Adhere your soot piece to the Real Red Cardstock.
  7. Wrap the Old Olive Ribbon around this piece – I did it 3 times—then tie a bow!
  8. Assemble your card. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere my main image to the card base.