Dino Days Birthday Cards

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hopefully you are finding time during these windy winter days to have fun with your Sale A Bration products.

I made birthday cards for my grandsons Jaxson -now 3- and Emmitt -now 2!  They are really into dinosaurs.  I preferred the Mickey Mouse days but like my hubby says – they are boys and love to roar like a dinosaur and take dinosaur bites at dinner and attack Grandpa with a roar and a dino toy!  What fun.

So it is Dino Days stamps and Dinoroar Designer Series Paper (DSP) with Dino Dies to cut out the dinosaurs on the DSP.  See page 99 in the annual catalog:

I made a pop up box card and a waterfall card.  The DSP is so ‘Rawrsome’ itself.  It is mounted on a layer of Pretty Peacock and a card base of Balmy Blue.  The pop up box card fits perfectly inside our standard envelopes.

Pop Up Box Card:

We cut out dinosaurs from the DSP and another dino of the same in a matching card stock to glue behind the DSP for strength.  The dinosaurs were mounted on a strip of window sheet to secure them to the box base:

The back of the box lends itself to more stamping and I used the Vertical Greetings (retired) for the Happy Birthday and the Dino Days stamps for the greeting, palm tree, and dino tracks.  I hand drew the mountains.

We cut out several additional dinosaurs and backed them with cardstock to stick in the pockets of the clothes we bought for their birthdays so they had dinosaurs to play since clothes are just not the preferred gift for toddlers.

Measurements:  Click on the blue for all the instructions and examples of different boxes:

Box Card pdf

Waterfall Card:

Waterfall Card pdf

The pdf is from a past waterfall card.  The difference on this one is that I used two layers on top of the base and increased the size of the little panel layers by 1/8″ so I could use a square Stitched Shape Framelit.  I started with a small  square Stitched Shape Framelit with a Pretty Peacock layer but I thought it was too small for the outside so I used it on the inside of the card and switched to a larger square Stitched Shape Framelit and used it to cut the Pretty Peacock layers behind the DSP squares which I just cut to size.  I was able to get more of the dinosaurs on the top layer with a bigger square.

Base:  Balmy Blue  5 1/2 X 8 1/2   scored at 4 1/4

First Layer:  Pretty Peacock 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 (make 2 so you have one for the inside)

Second Layer:  Dinoroar Designer Series Paper (DSP)  5 1/8 X 3 7/8 (make one of whisper white for the inside)

Waterfall Strip:  Whisper White 2 1/8 X 9 1/4;  Scored at 3/4″ intervals, 2 1/8—-2 7/8—3 5/8—4 3/8 (1/8 more than the standard directions), Burnish your score lines well going in one direction so the strip looks like a candy cane.

Front Belt:  1″ X 4 1/4″;  punch a hole for the brad 1/2″ over and 1/2″ up on both sides of the belt.

Peacock Squares layered on the strip like shingles:  (4) 2 1/8 X 2 1/8

Top Squares of DSP:  (4) 1 3/4 X 1 3/4

Ribbon: Pretty Peacock 1/2″ scalloped linen ribbon:  3″   run through a ribbon hole punched at the bottom of the waterfall and then glued together with glue dots.

Adhere the DSP full sized layer to the Peacock front layer – NOT the Balmy Blue Base yet – and then place your belt 1″ from the bottom of the Peacock layer and mark through your belts’ hole punches with a pencil- see above- to punch the two layers for adding the belt with brads.  I added a tiny strip of tear and tape to the back of the belt between the hole and the edge of the belt just to secure it in place and then put the brad through the three layers. Now you can attach the layers to the Balmy Blue Base- I suggest tear and tape for extra strength.

When gluing the Peacock squares, put adhesive on the white 3/4″ sections of the white waterfall strip not on the back of the Peacock squares.  You will attach the TOP only of the Peacock squares to the 3/4″ sections.  Slide the waterfall strip under the belt.  Put tear and tape on the belt just the width of the waterfall (2 1/8″) and attach the bottom 1″ of the waterfall to the belt.

Be careful as you stamp the large section of the belt so that you do not get it on the wrong side of the white waterfall strip.

Placing the belt an inch from the bottom is critical to making the card work. I didn’t read my own directions and just placed it where I liked it.  That is why I have two sets of brads so I could cover up my mistake and place the belt correctly.

We will be doing another waterfall card in club this month so follow my blog to get that post and see another rendition using the Rustic Retreat stamp set. Just add your email at the top right of the blog where it says “subscribe”.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!  Click on SAL in the computer to go to my store.

SAL,  Stamp Away the Long winter days

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coordinating Products for the New Mini and the Sale A Bration brochure

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hostess Code:  4F2AMKAW,  January 20 – February 19

Stampin’ Up! has some incredible coordinating products to make our projects stunning ( and easier)!  There is a video at the end of this post with clear examples.   The products are available on February 4th and will probably sell out quickly so mark your calendars and have your order ready to input!  Call me if you need assistance.   Use the hostess code above if your order is under $150 or be the first person to call me to host a workshop in February and I will assign the code to you.  Demonstrators can order one of each of these products right now.  I can help you sign up to be a demonstrator if you would like to be part of the team and buy products at a discount and be first to see (and purchase) new products.

 

Host a workshop in February and we will make any two of the above projects!

Paper Pumpkin

During Sale A Bration you have the chance to order free products with a $50 or $100 order.  If you order a prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription through online ordering, your subscription will count toward earning the free products.

This is a sneak peak from Paper Pumpkin and I love!! the colors.  This kit is also a coordinating product to use with the free Happy Birthday To You stamp set in the Sale A Bration catalog.

Click HERE to subscribe for only one month!

Click HERE to place an online order to subscribe for more than one month.  

Click HERE to go to the catalog page and see the free products you could get during Sale A Bration and shop the other catalogs!

Note:  If you are already a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin you can still order a prepaid subscription and sign in to your paper pumpkin account and enter the prepaid code (this will be sent to you in an email) to get the next month’s subscriptions paid for by the code. Remember, you can suspend any month you don’t want a kit and it will be sent the next month.  You can do this repeatedly.  For example, I suspended December and then suspended January and now will be receiving February’s kit with my prepaid subscription.  The home office has been giving us sneak peaks the last few months so I will keep you posted as I see what is coming and you can decide if you want to suspend or receive you monthly kit.

Call if you have questions!

SAL,  Sharing A Lot this lovely winter day

 

 

 

New Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure

Hello Stamping Friends,

The Mini Catalog is now active and it is Sale A Bration time!  Don’t you love this time of year when you can restock your supplies and get a free product for each $50 or $100 purchase from the Sale A Bration brochure?

Sale A Bration runs through March 31 and March 3rd will bring even more exclusive FREE Sale A Bration items.

The Mini Catalog runs through June 2nd, check it out by clicking on this image:

    

    

These pdf files will be in the “Catalog” tab that you see at the top of my blog.  If reading this email on a mobile device be sure and click to open the email and then click again on the title to open the full blog so you can access everything on the blog; otherwise you will just see the current post.

Do you like to watch videos of the products while you walk off all those holiday calories on the treadmill?  There are many:

Calories or videos?

Choke!  I will start with the From My Heart suite, click to view:

Isn’t the Designer Series Paper (DSP) just “love”ly?

My turn to choke!

I wasn’t being original.  Paper Pumpkin has a special kit this month and they used that pun to describe it:

    

This month’s kit makes 20 treat bags and 10 mini cards.  Order two and you will have enough for everyone in your student’s classroom plus all the neighbors or your coworkers!  The stamp in the set coordinates with the heart punches so you could get even more use of the Paper Pumpkin supplies by purchasing the heart punches from the Mini Catalog, page 10.

Don’t forget to sign up for Paper Pumpkin by January 10th, just click on the above image.

Stay tuned for more videos in future posts.

SAL,

 

 

November 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives & Tailored Tag Quilted Card

Hello Stamping Friends,

This post is for those of you who still have a November Paper Pumpkin kit that you never got a chance to use.

   Kind of like you never got around to posting the cards you made with the kit.

Yes, Sal, it has been a whirlwind of a month and now I need to post the new mini catalog and the Sale A Bration catalog but first let me show you how I used the 24 Christmas tags to make cards.

I purchased the Night Before Christmas Memories and More Cards and Envelopes Kit so it really was like a typical Paper Pumpkin with cards and cool matching envelopes. (Page 25 of the Holiday Catalog)

Snowflake Card

    

And when I ran out of the cards, I used the snowflake stamp from the PP and heat embossed white snowflakes around the edge of a Merry Merlot layer of card stock:

I have all my Paper Pumpkin stamp sets together and the ‘Wonderful time of year’ greeting was from a prior Paper Pumpkin (PP).

The snowflakes were in the November PP kit, the top greeting is in the retired “Beautiful Blizzard” stamp set and the Merry Christmas is from Octobers PP kit.

Deer and Tree Card

You know how I like to coordinate the greeting on the front with the inside and the “Itty Bitty Christmas” set had Christmas Cheer to match the “Perfectly Plaid” stamp set greeting that is so appropriate for Christmas time when we get so busy.

Sled Card

   

The outside greeting is from the PP stamp set and the inside is the “Perfectly Plaid” stamp set used again.

Birds Christmas Card

   

Joy to the world is from “Itty Bitty Christmas” and the inside greeting is from the “Still Scenes” snow globe stamp set.

Quilted Christmas Card

One more Christmas card I would love to show you is one my Mother-in-law made using the Tailored Tag punch and the plaid designer series paper with a greeting from the “Rustic Retreat” stamp set.  Mom makes gorgeous quilts but has never tried her hand at cards so it was fun to show her that the two talents of quilting and cardmaking could be one.

We started by cutting a piece of copy paper to the size of the front and then folding it in half and then half again to find the exact center so we could punch a template for placement of the middle greeting.

From there it was like building a quilt:

 

   

The following card is one I had started with using all the plaids but Mom’s eye for colors made the coordination much better than my collage of colors with a white border.  Just think what we could do with all our left over DSP!

   

Thanks Mom!

SAL,  Share A Lot – Only 356 days until next Christmas!!

Karen

Free Shipping!

   

Hello Stamping Friends,

Stock up now or replace all that paper you used for your Christmas cards!  Go to the online store by clicking on SAL waving at you from the computer!  At the left hand side of the store you can click on the Year End Closeout, the Clearance Rack, Paper Pumpkin and all the other places to shop.  Buy a Paper Pumpkin subscription greater than one month (thereby greater than $50) and get free shipping!

Hostess Code:  FPDMJ4X9

Merry Christmas!

Karen

Year End Closeout/ Discounted Items/ Carryover News

Hostess Code:  FPDMJ4X9

Hello Stamping Friends and Merry Christmas from Sal, myself and Frosty,

It’s that time of year!  Grab your wish lists ’cause you do not want to lose forever the things you want.  Products are available while supplies last so don’t delay!

You could also fill out this sheet and give it to someone who can’t decide what to buy for you for Christmas!  I will help them!

  

Christmas wishes printable pdf file

Just click on the blue for your printable file.

   ummm….weren’t you excited about something?

Yes, Sal, the big announcement we all wait for; (view a list or click the boxes to go to the store to see images):

Printable PDF list

Year End Closeout EXCEL


   And if you have just a little money left there is always the Clearance Rack. 

Good thinking, Sal, sometimes we need just a little something to push our order to $150 so we get 10% in free products!!

   And Paper Pumpkin past kits!

 

Three full kits and one refill!  The Winter Gifts Kit has 24 Christmas tags but many stampers have posted youtube videos of using the tags and making a full card.  That is my goal!  24 cards from this kit plus 10 from the previous kit and I will be almost half way to having my Christmas cards completed!!   Join Paper Pumpkin HERE to be able to purchase the kits.  December’s “Something for Everything” kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous!  Be sure and join by December 10th to get this month’s kit with 12 all occasion cards.

   So all the products not listed on the Retiring Favorites will be in the June 2020 catalog?  

No, for the first time ever, the carryover products are in a “future publication”, meaning the June Annual Catalog or next year’s Holiday catalog.

Any bundles that were in the Holiday Catalog will be discontinued – as bundles – but the individual products may still be available.

Carryover List in PDF

Carry Over List in Excel     

Have a wonderful day and text me if you have any questions at  303-815-0838 or email stampalosopher@gmail.com

The hostess code is:  FPDMJ4X9

SAL,  Save A Little so you can Stamp A Lot

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Dear Stamping Friends!

Remember to set your scales back 10 pounds tonight!

Hugs,

Karen

 

Yummy Christmas Gingerbread House and Cuckoo For You

FPDMJ4X9

Hello Stamping Friends,

I missed posting our September club cards and one is a Christmas card!   Now that it is getting down to the wire for Christmas cards you might be looking for the details to this card you made “way back when”!

    

I cased Bronwyn Eastley with a gingerbread house box card.

http://addinktivedesigns.com/product/yummy-christmas-box-card/

Things I recommend doing differently:

  • add strips of window sheets to the back of each pop up
  • Make two of each pop up to put front and back so the back is prettier
  • cut that little point on the bottom middle front and back just a tiny bit – not cutting in to the black line – so the box sits squarely
  • Use the Bronze Stampin’ Blend for the gingerbread man and the deer for a darker brown
  • Use puff paint for the snow

  

   

Cuckoo For You

With the ‘Yummy For Christmas’ and ‘Cuckoo For You’, we have two stamp sets that use the same set of dies!

   

   

Isn’t that so cool!  The deer becomes a holly branch, the clock door becomes a gumdrop, the clock weight becomes a peppermint and the tree becomes a Christmas tree!

Christine Rohr posted a picture on Pinterest which used the Cuckoo For You and the Bird Ballad DSP.  I cased and selectively edited it to come up with this card for club:

     

Push up on the little arrow and you see the little cuckoo bird!

 

Note: DSP means Designer Series Paper

  • Base:  Petal Pink  5 1/2 X 8 1/2  Scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer 1:  Bird Ballad DSP   5 1/4 X 4  Watch the direction on your DSP
  • Strip of DSP for inside:  3/4 X 5 1/4
  • Front Stitched Nested Label:  Whisper White,  2nd largest label is 2 5/8 X 4 5/8 so start with 3 x 5 piece; emboss with the Subtle 3D embossing folder; then cut with the Stitched Nested Label.  Use handheld hole punch to punch a hole on each side of the label for the ribbon. Mount the label 1″ down from top of base and 5/8″ from the sides of the base to the point of the Stitched Nested Label
  • Ribbon:  1/4″ Copper Trim,  6″ , make two
  • Clock and Parts:  Whisper White  3 5/8 X 8 1/2;  Stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink:  clock, 2 pulls, 1 squirrel, 1 door;  color with Stampin’ Blends:  Old Olive on the vines, Bronze on the dots, roof-Dk Soft Suede, Clock Outline-Dk Balmy Blue, Pulls-Bronze & Dk Soft Suede, Squirrel – Bronze body, nut in Lt Suede, with a Dk Suede top, Door – Lt Suede, blue trim and be sure to cut off the white border of the door created when cutting with the framelit.  Tip:  When coloring with the alcohol markers in tiny areas just barely dot the area to color it.  The ink spreads and you won’t be getting ink outside the lines.

  • Mask the 2 flowers, the clock middle, the inside of door and sponge with Blushing Bride Ink.

  • Clock Weight and clock hands:  Copper Foil,  1 1/4 X 1 1/4.   Stamp the clock weight in Versa Mark ink, emboss with copper powder and cut with the circle die.  Cut the clock hands out of the foil and save the little pieces to use for the squirrel’s nose, the handle on the door, and the little dot right above the 12.
  • Clock pull:  left over from the Whisper White used for the clock and parts: cut one with the die.  I used my Stamparatus to line up the lines with the arrows and the one word “cuckoo” so my stampers could easily stamp the images:

You stamp the arrow and lines image with the right side up and then stamp “cuckoo” on the back of the same piece.  With the Stamparatus we could line up the one word “cuckoo” from the greeting “I’m Cuckoo About You” and didn’t even need to mask the edges. By using the grid sheet we can save it with the stamp set for the next time.

The odd looking die with a little heart on the top and the bottom is a piece that matches up with the hearts on the clock face to cut slots for the sliding mechanism in exactly the right places.  There are YouTube videos using the two sliding mechanisms to make butterflies that “fly” and other fun tricks so the pieces are good for other applications.

Be careful to fold the score lines of the mechanism very straight so it slides nicely in the slots created by the second die.  The slot is a little larger than the door -necessarily so- so that you can slide it in, but once it was in place, I cut two little strips of Whisper White and glued them to either side of the slot so the mechanism stayed straight.

Inside Layer:  Whisper White 4 X 5 1/4 stamped in Soft Suede ink with the greetings in the “Special Celebrations” stamp set.

Front Greeting:  Scrap of Whisper White run through the Big Shot part way with the Rectangle Stitched Framelit and then turned around and run through the other sider with the same Framelit to shorten it to just the right size for “Time To Celebrate”.  I didn’t stop and made the whole Stitched Rectangle so I just ran it again to shorten it and then had a little piece left that was perfectly stitched that I used on this card:

My youngest granddaughter, Emma, was born on 9/24 at 7:12 AM.  I moved the house over a bit, found some left over pink twine from a Paper Pumpkin, and stamped the date with one of the first photopolymer stamp sets made by Stampin’ Up!

The inside uses the “New Wonders” stamp set and a template of the ‘1’ cut out of cardstock and then sponged with Blushing Bride Ink.  The fairies are colored to match the DSP with white and blue like the flowers and green like the vines.  This card will be hard to top when birthday #2 comes around.  My grandsons are turning 2 and 3 in the next few weeks and I will be working to make them something memorable.   Do you think parents save hand made cards?

The next Christmas Stamp A Stacks are December 4th and 7th at my house at 9:30.  RSVP by November 25- next Monday.  Wow, where has the month gone?

SAL,  Stamp A Lot

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

#Elfie Diorama Card

Hostess Code:  FPDMJ4X9

Hello Stamping Friends,

It’s an Elfie day in the neighborhood, an Elfie day in the neighborhood, won’t you be my neighbor!

Yup!  Elfie from my head to my toes!  Ruger was the cutest elf of all!

‘#Elfie’ is a super cute stamp set (page 22 of the 2019 Holiday catalog).  I am casing Michelle Andrews and the diorama card she posted on her blog:  www.stamppraylove.blogspot.com.  I changed the coloring and positioning and added puff paint to the bobbles on their shoes and hat.  I used the ‘Birch’ background stamp set to add a faux wood frame look. The little elf in the stocking would be great on the back of the card but I can only expect my club to do so much fussy cutting.

  

The greetings on the front and back come from the ‘Perfectly Plaid’ stamp set on page 14 of the 2019 Holiday catalog.

  • Base:  Crumb Cake 4 1/4 X 11;  Score at 5/8, 5 3/8, 6, 10 3/4, Use 3rd largest rectangle framelit to cut the front.  Mask each section of the base and stamp with Soft Suede ink using the ‘Birch’ background stamp.  Stamp the front and back greetings using Shaded Spruce ink.  The Stamparatus helps you stamp the greetings and restamp them to get  nice dark green images.  Burnish all the score lines really well to assure the card moves well and lays flat.
  • Back of the Diorama:  Pool Party, 4 3/4 minus 1/16 (4 11/16) to allow for score lines X 4 1/4, stamp snowflakes in Pool Party Ink and adhere snowflake sequins.
  • Elves:   Whisper White, 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, Stamp in Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends. Fussy Cut. Use a blender pen to dip in Pool Party ink and color the area between the elf and the Christmas ornament.  Glue a strip of whisper white on the back of the two tall pieces for stability.
  • Snow Mounds:  Thick Whisper White, Make 2:   5 1/4 X 2 1/4;  creatively cut a large right hand mound and a smaller left hand mound. Score each side of the mounds 1/4″ . Make a template and you can quickly cut out the snow mounds for each card kit.

The rectangle cutout uses the 3rd largest die in the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. It is 1/2″ down from the top leaving about 3/4″ on the bottom for your greeting.   I was able to stamp the three elves and the package on one 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 ( 1/4 of a sheet)  whisper white.  I cut two little strips 1/4 X 4 to adhere to the back of the long elf images for a bit more stability.  The snow mound on the left is 1 3/4″ at the peak and goes in front of the right hand snow mound which measures 2″ at the peak.

The snow mounds are glued together to make a box of sorts.

The snow mound “box” is decorated with elves and snow.  Glue the elves to the snow mounds before adding snow.  Make sure nothing is adhered to the pool party background or the card will not lie flat to go in an envelope.  Burnish each fold really well to help the card move.  Cut around the elbows of the ‘No Peeking’ elf and don’t cut off the words.  The elbows go over the front frame and the words give you a tab to glue to the back of the frame.   Likewise with the package – cut a little tab at the bottom to use for gluing to the front of the frame.

The Holiday catalog has ‘Shimmery Crystal Effects’ on page 41 which you will use to adhere the ‘Ice Stampin’ Glitter’ (same page).  It is most remarkable how the Crystal Effects holds the glitter and so cool how sparkly the ice glitter looks!   The puff paint (page 19) is so fun to add to the hats and shoes of the elves!  We learned to hold the bottle almost horizontally and let gravity do as much of the work as possible instead of squeezing the bottle. The background is pool party stamped in pool party ink with the snowflake stamp set in ‘#Elfie’.  The little teensy tiny snowflakes are from the ‘Snowflake Sequins’ on page 43 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  (Or you may have some left from the October Paper Pumpkin).

Place ‘Tear and Tape’ on the outside edges of your snow mound box and adhere to the base in the middle on the right side.    This leaves about 1/8″ on each side of the base.  When you adhere the other side which has the seam, place tear and tape on the seam and then fold the right hand side over the tape to insure the box will lie flat.  This is a view from the bottom:

That was a lot of directions.  This is when I wish I made Youtube videos.  Maybe next year……

Now that we know how to make diorama cards just imagine what other stamp sets we can use.  My inspiration came from Lucille who had the absolute cutest little diorama card with doggies.  Hmmm…….snowmen next – or deer??

The new hostess code is FPDMJ4X9 and Stampin’ Up! is going to have a three day Extravaganza sale November 20-22.

Click HERE if you would like a printable pdf.

It’s an Elfie day in the neighborhood – won’t you be my customer?  Contact me if you have questions or need a catalog.  You can also go to the catalog tab at the top of the blog to see all the catalogs.

SAL,  Silly And Loving it

Karen

 

 

 

Stamp A Stack meets Clearance Rack

Hello Stamping Friends,

It is Friday!  Hopefully you had a great week and are looking forward to a restful or fun filled weekend.

There are only two days left to sign up for the November Paper Pumpkin which matches the October Paper Pumpkin and makes 24 Christmas tags but could also be used for the front of a card.  This is the October kit.  It made 10 full sized cards and the envelope had the wood tone on the inside of the envelope and silver edging on the outside.   A beautiful card and envelope!

I did change the greeting.  It comes from the very versatile Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in the Holiday catalog. Click on the image below to go to the Paper Pumpkin site:

Thank you to all those who purchased products from the Clearance Rack after our first Stamp A Stack.  I apologize for not posting the recipes sooner.

NOEL Double Time Stamping:

Casing Mary Detharage at stampsnlingers.com:

 

Recipe:

  • Stamp Sets:  ‘Joy & Noel’,  ‘Timeless Tidings’
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Tools:  Oval Stitched Shape Framelit and Oval die (retired) 3rd smallest in set or oval 1/8″ smaller than Stitched Shape Oval
  • Stampin’ Blends:  Real Red, Shaded Spruce
  • Base:  Real Red, 5 1/2  X 8 1/2  Scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer:  Basic Black, 4 X 5 1/8  -make 2
  • Top:  Whisper White, 3 7/8 X 5 – make 2
  • Embellishment:  3 gold metallic pearls

Using the largest Stitched Shape Oval, cut out a piece from the middle of the black layer.  Set aside.

Center the small oval framelit on the white top layer and cut the oval then return the oval to the layer and stamp the Noel.  I used the Stamparatus so I could stamp until I got a really dark black image on the letters.

Color.  I used the light Shaded Spruce for the stems and small leaves around the berries, both dark and light Shaded Spruce on the large leaves and Real Red dark and light for the berries.

Adhere the colored oval to the black stitched shape oval with snail and then pop up the ovals on the white layer.

Add gold metallic pearls.

The inside greeting, Merry Christmas and holly branch are from Timeless Tidings.

This card is a case of the catalog using the other stamp in the set:

Beautiful Baubles:

This card is a case of www.sandjunecrafts.com who cased June Keingstaer:

Recipe:

  • Ink: Pacific Point and Versa Mark with silver embossing powder
  • Stamps:  Beautiful Baubles, Timeless Tidings
  • Tools:  Detailed Bands Dies, Aqua Painter, Gray Marker, Wink of Stella
  • Base:  Silver Foil Edged Cards & Envelopes  (#147900)
  • Layer:  Pacific Point 5 1/4 X 4
  • Top:  Shimmery Whisper White 5 X 3 3/4
  • Inside:  Silver Foil Strip 4 1/4 X 1/4 and Pacific Point Strip 4 1/4 X 1/4
  • Greeting:  Shimmery White 2 X 3 and 2 ovals cut from Silver Foil using the Detailed Bands Dies.  Deck the Halls is in Beautiful Baubles, the inside greetings are in Timeless Tidings

Start by creating two masks of the bauble on sticky notes.  Stamp the left bauble in Versa Mark, mask it and then stamp the bow and string. Remove the mask and emboss with silver embossing powder.  Mask that bauble and stamp the middle baubles and the right side bauble, bows and string.  Emboss with silver.  Use the Aqua Painter and dip in the Pacific Point and water color the baubles.  Color the inside of the top little holder thingy gray and apply wink of stella.  Add rhinestones.

Stamp the greeting, cut with the Detailed Bands Oval Die and attach to two silver ovals cut with the same die. Sponge the edge with Pacific Point. Use glue dots to attach to the foil and then dimensionals to attach to the top of the card.

Apply strips to the inside left and stamp the greeting.  The card stock in the set is thick so you don’t really need another layer. The catalog also has gold foil cards and envelopes.  Check out page168 of the Annual Catalog 2019-2020.

Note:  I will add the catalog year in the future posts since I have gone back to reference posts from years ago and the page number is not the same.  In the catalog section of my blog I have kept all the pdfs of catalogs since I started blogging so you can go to that section and find the catalog I reference.  You can look at the date of the post to figure out which catalog but I will be more helpful in the future.  Do you have other suggestions that would make my blog more user friendly?

Christmas Tree Special Fold:

Cased from Rachel Tessman at StampYourArtOut.com:

 

This is a Step Panel Card and folds to fit in a standard envelope.

Recipe:

  • Ink:  Shaded Spruce, Versa Mark and white embossing powder
  • Stamp Set:  Snow Is Glistening
  • Tools:  Snowfall Thinlits, 1 3/8″ circle punch and 1 1/4″ circle punch
  • Base:  Shaded Spruce 4 1/4 X 8 1/2;  Score at 1/2, 1 1/2, 3, 4
  • Step:  Shaded Spruce 2 1/2 X 4 1/4;  Score at 1/2 and 1 1/2
  • Tree:  Shaded Spruce 4 X 2 1/2
  • Greeting and the snowflake background at the top of tree: Whisper White 1 3/4 X 4
  • Back of the greeting and snowflake on top of the tree:  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  1 3/4 X 2 3/4
  • Designer Series Paper:  4 X 2 7/8
  • Embellishments: Three rhinestones for the snowflakes and 14″ Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon

Fold each score line and use your bone folder to make nice folds on the base and the step. It is critical at this point to get a feel for where the base and the step are attached so you identify the bottom of each. Don’t attach until after you have stamped but you need to know the bottom.

Adhere the Designer Series Paper.

Stamp the tree and the bottom of the step and the base and white emboss.  Use the trimmer to cut the tree leaving a tiny edge of green.  This will be mounted last and the ribbon will be tied through the step and over the bottom of the tree which hides the seam.

Apply Tear and Tape to the 1/2″ fold on the base, it seems to be the front since stamping but it will be folded back to attach. Critical – don’t guess where it is attached- remove the top of the tear and tape, fold the 1/2″ flap over and then fold the card base flat to correctly attach the 1/2″.  Do the same with the step- don’t guess where it is attached.  Adhere it to the bottom of the base and then remove the back of the Tear and Tape on the 1/2″ fold and fold the step and base flat to get perfect placement of the step.

Stamp your greeting.  Joy is in the Snow Is Glistening stamp set.  Punch with the 1 1/4 punch. (Attach to the Dazzling Diamonds with glue dots), then pop up on the base with dimensionals.  Die cut two snowflakes from the Snowfall Thinlits (one for the front of the tree and one for the back).

Punch a circle of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper with the 1 3/8 punch and die cut a dazzling diamond snowflake for the top of the tree.  Add a rhinestone!

The back Whisper White piece is a rectangle with the 4 1/4 going vertical and the 4 on the horizontal.  It seems square so you have to look carefully for a nice border placement.  Die cut a large snowflake and a smaller snowflake in the corners, poke out all the little pieces and set aside for a minute.   After cutting your snowflakes it is easy to see where the greeting will fit.  Stamp the greeting, adhere the layer to the base and then place the snowflakes back in their cutout.  Add rhinestones to the snowflake.

Tie the ribbon through the base right at the top so it covers where your tree is attached.

You just made a step card!

December 4th and 7th at 9:30 are the next Stamp A Stacks and the cards will be fun! RSVP by going to the calendar below – or just give me a shout out-text, phone, email, stop by………

SAL,  Stamp A Lot of Christmas cards

Karen

       

 

 

 

 

 

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