Hello Stamping Friends,
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For club this month we made a St. Patrick’s Day card! It is a wiper card special fold and the pot of gold pops up out of the middle!
Let’s start by making a rainbow with our Stampin’ Up! markers. I tried blender pens and the alcohol Stampin’ Blends but was able to get the clearest image with the markers. I cut out an oval with a framelit and used the center of my grid paper to determine placement for the Whisper White cardstock. I went over 9 squares and down 9 squares and marked the oval with the placement line. ( I will list all the measurements at the end.)
Now place your cardstock on the grid paper and draw the first rainbow line holding the marker at a somewhat slanted angle – too much slant and your line will be too thick, too little slant and your line will be too thin. Use the thick end of the marker and let the curve of the oval guide your hand. Remember, this is a marker not a crayon so you don’t need to press hard. After the first line is drawn, move the oval up slightly to mask the first line and draw the next line. Continue for all seven colors. You will do ‘damage control’ at the end when you have completed all the rainbow lines by switching to the thin end of the marker and coloring in any missed bits or edges. I advise practicing once on the grid paper before doing the card. Clean the tips of your markers by tapping them off on the grid paper after each attempt. The oval will absorb the ink so use the other side of the oval after practicing, just be sure and cover your cardstock with sticky notes so the ink from the practice side of the oval doesn’t get on your cardstock. I tried a window sheet to see if that would keep the ink from bleeding but it wasn’t any better.
With your rainbow completed, run the cardstock through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder.
For the greeting we will use the stamp from “Love What You Do” and the framelit from “Wonderful Floral”. The Stamparatus will let us stamp and then restamp until we have a perfect image. I placed the framelit on the paper to verify I had enough on each side of the greeting for the cutout- but be careful – those magnets love to grab framelits! Remember – stamp first – then cut!
After you have cut out the stamped greeting, use the negative space of the cutout to mark the cut for the gold glimmer paper. On the back of the glimmer paper draw around the cutout with a pencil and then fussy cut. You could cut out the glimmer paper with the framelit but then all those little rectangles on the side will have to be taped in place. Fussy cutting was easier for me.
Adhere the gold glimmer paper directly to the card front and then pop up the greeting. When adhering to glimmer paper glue dots work the best so place a glue dot on top of each dimensional. Since the glimmer paper is not a circle, be careful to line up your greeting before gluing down the glimmer paper.
That picture shows the beauty of the ‘Subtle’ embossing folder!
I needed a birthday card for my daughter so I colored the stamp with my marker leaving out ‘friend’ and then used the retired ‘Family Reunion’ stamp set which has a daughter stamp to stamp the middle of the greeting. Sticky notes worked better than the grid paper to align the ‘daughter’ stamp since you can see through the sticky note. (It took me more than once to get it aligned right so I threw away sticky notes instead of grid paper.)
I will square it up when I cut it out with the framelit and put a bling over the dot where the ‘i’ in friend was touched when I colored. Butterflies and bling fix most anything!
With the rainbow and greeting completed, let’s stamp! I wanted the images to be a rich shiny black so I embossed them and then cut them out. The Whisper White cardstock we used for the greeting has enough room for all with enough left over to cut out two lily pad flowers.
Let’s go to the Big Shot now and cut out our pieces. Cut two pots out of black using the retired ‘Cannery Set’ lid. The ‘Coffee Cup’ framelits has a lid that would work, too. Cut out the lily pad with the Hop Along framelits and nine hearts for shamrocks with the ‘Every Day Jar Framelits’. Use a 1/4″ circular punch, mine was just an office punch, and punch out three green circles for the back of the shamrocks and a dozen or so glimmer paper circles for the coins in the pot. Punch half circles out of the side of the glimmer paper to line the front edge of the pot so it looks like the coins are half way out of the pot.
Now the relaxing fun! Coloring! I used light and dark ‘Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends’ for the frogs. I colored their tummies and the dots with the light and then did two layers of the dark for the rest. The open mouth got a little ‘Blushing Bride Marker’, the lilies got a touch of Dark Daffodil Delight and the unicycle was colored in Light Smoky Slate with a Daffodil Delight seat. The bug was colored in Dark Highland Heather and Dark Daffodil Delight. The bees got a touch of Dark Daffodil Delight. The lily pad was sponged on the edge for extra depth. The two frogs and the purple bug were popped up. The lily pad, flower, bees and shamrocks were glued directly down.
To give your pot the illusion of a front edge, place your framelit on the pot and score around the edge then move the framelit up a bit and score again. Color black between the scored lines and use a Versa Mark pen to make it even darker.
I used the fine tip glue pen to place my first layer of half coins on the pot and to glue the coins that adhered directly to the black paper. When stacking the coins be sure and use glue dots so they will stick to the glimmer paper.
My first attempt at the shamrocks was with the fine tip glue pen but I didn’t like the result (shown here) so I used a glue dot on top of the 1/4″ circle and found it much easier to place the little hearts and have them stay in place. Cut just a little triangle out of the bottom of your 1/4″ circle if you don’t want it to show under the stem. I fussy cut little stems.
This picture shows the shamrocks with glue dots. Less mess and no shiny excess from the glue.
The front is adhered directly to the black layer and those two layers are popped up on a Garden Green layer but don’t glue it on the base until you have constructed the wiper.
Use your bone folder to fold the two score lines on the two base pieces in Z folds. Place the front to the back and check that you have the folds going the right way. It should look like this:
The front has the long portion on the right. Lay this face down on your grid sheet. The top is now at the bottom.
Line up your scored wiper piece with the bottom of the card (which is really the top when you stand it up). Place the diagonal of the scored portion on each edge of the second fold of the Z. Before adhering the wiper piece, bend the diagonal forward and backward a few times to exercise its movement! To score the wiper, place the square piece with a right angle at the 1/2″ of the right side of the Stampin’ Trimmer and the opposite right angle on the same line. I drew a pencil line to show you what I mean. Score- creating a little triangle on one corner.
You are going to glue only that little triangle to the cardstock. I tried tear and tape and it pulled off so I found ‘Tombow liquid glue’ worked well, you just have to hold it in place for a bit and be careful not to let the glue squish out. I like to put ‘Tombow’ on the piece I am gluing and then count to twenty before adhering so it doesn’t squish out. I did use ‘Tear and Tape’ on the front and back edges.
The pot is next! Glue the window sheet to the wiper piece and then glue the pot upside down to the other side of the window sheet at the very edge of the cardstock. Glue on your second pot to cover the window sheet.
Stand the front back up, line the edges of each side carefully, adhering the front to the back. Voila! You have made a wiper card!
Finish by gluing the Garden Green strip on the front side and stamping the back of the card. The greeting stamp used on the back is a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp but the four leaf clover is in the ‘Amazing Life’ stamp set. The ‘ Make A Difference’ stamp set has the alphabet in capitals and small letters so you could make ‘daughter’ or Happy St. Patrick’s day with that set.
- So Hoppy Together Sale A Bration stamp set with coordinating framelits
- Love What You Do stamp set for the greeting
- Amazing Life Stamp set for the four leaf clover (great for the envelope, too)
- Wonderful Floral Framelits for the greeting
- Every Day Jars Framelits for the hearts
- Framelits – Cannery Set for the pot (The Coffee Cups framelits has a lid that would work well)
- Granny Apple Green Ink
- Garden Green Ink
- Stampin’ Blends – Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Highland Heather, Light Smoky Slate
- Markers – Basic Black for the edge of the pot, Blushing Bride for the mouth. Markers for rainbow in order of use-
- Rich Razzleberry
- Night of Navy
- Pacific Point
- Garden Green
- Daffodil Delight
- Pumpkin Pie
- Real Red
- 1/4″ circle punch
- Base: Granny Apple Green (make 2) 7″ X 4 1/4″ Scored at 1 1/4″ and 2″
- Wiper Pop Up: Granny Apple Green 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ scored diagonally with the right angle at the 1/2″ mark on Stampin Trimmer and the other right angle lined up straight across on the same 1/2″ line
- Front Side Layer: Granny Apple Green 4″ X 1″
- Front & Back Layers: Garden Green (make 2) 4 3/4″ X 4″ Glue Directly to base
- Black Layer for front: Basic Black 4 1/2″ X 3 3/4″ Pop up with dimensionals
- Top Layer: Whisper White (make 2) 4 3/8″ X 3 5/8″
- Whisper White for cutouts: 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″
- Lily Pad: Granny Apple Green 1 1/2″ X 3 1/8″
- Gold Glimmer paper for behind the greeting and for the coins: 2 1/2″ X 4″
- Black for pot: (make 2) 4″ X 1 1/4″
- Window Sheet: 1 1/2″ X 1 1/4″
- Shamrocks: Garden Green 1″ X 3 1/2″
- Oval cut out for rainbow: Whisper White 5″ X 4″ to make a 4 3/8 X 3 1/2″ oval (retired oval set)
That took longer to detail than it probably would take for a video. I need to get to work on producing videos. Which do you like better – videos or detailed pictures?
Let me know if you have questions.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 13 or Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00. I will be having a card class and luncheon on those days ( same cards each time). We will meet from 10:00 to 2:00 and make four cards. I will provide a light lunch. The cost is $20 and RSVPs are necessary by April 5, please. There are so many wonderful products I want to use before the catalogs go away June 3rd. Assuming the product is still available for you to order, we will do one card with the Tea Together stamp and framelit set, one card with the Wonderful Romance bundle, one card with the Beauty Abounds bundle and one card with the Let It Ride stamp set.
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Hello Stamping Friends,
I hope your weekend was an extension of Valentine’s day like mine was! Our newest grandbaby is 4 1/2 months old and changing so fast that we decided a trip to Steamboat for her first Valentine’s day (month) was essential. Here’s mommy and daddy with little Emma. Daddy had just taken a group of guests for a hot air balloon ride. If you are ever in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, he would love to take you on a flight as well! Click here for Wild West Balloon Adventures.
My prior Valentine post showed all the gorgeous cards my club members designed. Using the same trifold and designer series paper (DSP), I made one card in pinks and one in reds. Click here for my previous Valentine Post to see all the card dimensions and to take a look at the amazing ‘Be Mine Stitched Framelits’ set.
The heart in the middle of the doily with all the flowers is cut from the ‘All My Love’ DSP with a framelit. I colored the leaves with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and added a touch of light Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend on the tiny flowers so the heart would match the DSP. ‘Dazzling Diamonds’ glitter was added to the center of the flowers for a little sparkle. I used the framelit with the multiple little hearts to cut hearts from the matching DSP to go around the edge of the doily. The middle heart is a ‘Heart Epoxy Droplet’ with a piece of the Flirty Flamingo cardstock, fussy cut to size,behind it.
For the red valentine I decided to use glimmer papers in red and blushing bride for the middle hearts to add sparkle and to use the skinny hearts in the framelits since the DSP has both heart shapes:
The hearts your see stamped below the ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ greeting are stamped in Lovely Lipstick with only one stamp from the ‘Forever Lovely’ stamp set. It matches the ‘All My Love’ Designer Series Paper perfectly and the stamp is made to have all the different levels of color. Check out page 5 of the Occasions catalog to see the stamp set and DSP.
For a little addition to this blog post I wanted to add pre-blog valentines to have a record of the past. If you go to the Recipe Box tab you can see valentines made over the past four years but we are missing inspiration from before that. March will mark my 10th year with Stampin’ Up! but I have only blogged since November of 2014.
I made this valentine for one of my first Stampin’ Up! convention contests. I learned that Stampin’ Up! does not like ‘Karen Cards’ as my DH, Paul, calls them. The winners were all very ‘Clean and Simple’ thirty minute cards not something like this multiple hours card that used several stamp sets, multiple techniques and even had the greeting stamped on red satin ribbon. My daughter and son-in-law met on a bike path so I made this with them in mind:
The next one is a trifold with a heart cutout in the middle of each side and a dangling trifold glimmer heart. One card just doesn’t say enough for a husband like Paul so this card is a three in one:
For club one year we made this card with its floating hearts in the middle:
To prove I can make clean and simple cards check out these two:
The first card is on Whisper White though it looks Very Vanilla like the second one. The top card pictures I took in the morning with more natural light so I need to remember to do that for future pictures.
It is time to move on from valentines to birthdays and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We have so many fun stamp sets and bundles it is hard to choose! If you have the same problem you might consider joining as a demonstrator and getting $175 of product for $99 during Sale A Bration. Just saying…….
Paper Pumpkin will be celebrating their sixth birthday in March! They are going to have a special box and the kit will include two stamp sets instead of one:
Click on the Paper Pumpkin image to sign up! Click on little SAL in the computer to go to the online store.
SAL, Sharing A Love
Hello Stamping Friends,
Our current hostess code is FCGZVMVE and Joy is our online party hostess if you would like to order.
Next Saturday, the 23rd, is our Make a Kit party day and Terri’s code for ordering a kit is MKATNKJV. Join us at 10:00 with your kit or a Paper Pumpkin. Order today to receive your kit in time.
Finally, February 15 is here with its second offering of free Sale A Bration products with a $50 or $100 order. This is the official brochure and I will add it to the catalog page. Click on the image to download the pdf (or just keep scrolling.)
Let’s take a look at the products up close and personal:
Here’s my favorite:
And here is a bundle free with a $100 purchase:
The home office shows it best with a video:
WHAT! Did you see that fine print? There are framelits to go with this? Yes! And with many of the other Sale A Bration products as well. We just have to wait another two weeks.
I love the one stamp: “Because Adulting Is Hard”; of course it would be nice to have “Easter Wishes”, “Christmas Wishes”, “New Year’s Wishes” and “Birthday Wishes” for greetings, as well as having stamps that add to the ‘Hello Cupcake’ set and the frogs in ‘So Hoppy Together’. I have had occasions I needed to say “Thanks for hopping by”, “Thanks For Jumping In”, or “Leaping for joy is easy to do…when I have a friend as amazing as you”. I could use the Bravery greeting right now for someone going through a really tough time. Sigh….I think I just sold myself on this set I told myself I didn’t need!!
Order online from me outside of club parties using the hostess code FCGZVMVE and receive a free embellishment for your crafting pleasure! If your order hits $150 (whew, three Sale A Bration products earned) don’t use the hostess code since you will get 10% of your order total in hostess dollars to spend on anything you please. Want to party with us at club?
Club members have a fun day making a technique sheet and a special card. I have Tuesday morning and Saturday morning clubs that meet every other month. March is our last rotation for the past year and we will be planning new rotations starting in May. We need more members so consider joining and having fun with fellow crafters! Try club out on Saturday, March 9 at 10:00am or Tuesday, March 12 at 9:00am. Text me at 303-815-0838 or email me at email@example.com if you are interested.
At January’s club I taught the Shrinky Dink technique using the humming bird in the ‘Humming Along’ set, page 36 of the Occasions catalog, # 148758. The paper is our ‘Petal Promenade’ Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog page 190, #146913. It has sheets of paper with realistic little images to cut out like I have done here. The greeting is from ‘A Big Thank You’ in the Annual Catalog page 122, #147377.
The technique sheet is 6″ X 6″, perfect for putting in a photo album of that size for future reference.
I have some Valentines to post, since it is the day after the party and I won’t spoil the surprise, so I will sign off this post and begin another.
SAL, (Shrink Anything Large)
Karen – Click on little SAL to order
Hello Stamping Friends and Happy Valentines Day!!
(Hostess code for Terri’s kit party February 23 at 10:00am : MKATNKJV)
(Hostess code for Joy’s online party: FCGZVMVE)
I hope you have wonderful plans to celebrate all the loves of your life next week. How about celebrating our “LOVE” of stamping?
At club last month I gave the stampers a card base with a special trifold and then had lots of the new designer paper, the new stamp sets and dies offered in the Occasions catalog and the free foil paper from Sale A Bration available for them to use and design their own Valentine! The results were amazing!
I cut and stamped the Meant To Be stamps with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies so we could see all the wonderful things we could make. The All My Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) even has one side with hearts that exactly match the framelits. Can you tell which ones are from the DSP and which ones are stamped? What a great bundle this is for many occasions. Check out page 6 of the Occasions catalog.
The card bases were a fun trifold layered with DSP from All My Love Designer Paper.
- Card Base: 11″ X 5 1/2″; Score at 1 1/4″ then 4″ then 6 3/4″
- DSP (X2) for front flaps: 1″ X 5 1/4″
- Coordinating DSP for next flap: 2 1/2″ X 5 1/4″
- Whisper White Message Panel: 2 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ (If Whisper White is your base, cut a coordinating DSP first with these measurements and then make a Whisper White Panel that is 2 1/4″ X 5″
- DSP Panel on the right side matching DSP of the front panels: 4″ X 5 1/4″
Now the fun begins! Check out these beautiful valentines my club ladies created:
Valentine 1 by Joy:
Valentine 2 by Jo:
Valentine 3 by Terri:
Terri used the Lovely Lipstick foil. I missed the closed version of her card.
Valentine 4 by Lucille:
I love how she mounted the foil on a white background and used the little flourish and a heart in the middle!
Valentine #5 by —-:
How creative to pull in the color of the DSP with ribbon and to layer a DSP heart on a white heart!
Valentine #6 by Sharon:
The little Heart Epoxy Droplets pick up the color of the shiny foil beautifully. See page 5, item # 148583. The little flowers she used are the Frosted Flower Embellishments on page 11, item #148782.
Valentine #7 by LIsa:
Check out the embossed heart embellished with a flourish and the top little stamped heart holds the front flap down.
Valentine #8 by Christine:
I love how Christine placed the red outline of the heart so it perfectly matched her front white heart.
Valentine 9 by —–:
The white on the DSP is lovely and there is a plethora of hearts from the one framelit!
Valentine 10 by —-
Look at how she used the Crumb Cake to stamp the greeting and the heart so everything coordinates!
Help me with names dear stamping friends. Send me a comment with which numbered Valentine is yours and I will update the post. After all, it will be sort of a scrapbook for us.
Next post I will share the Shrinky Dink fun that we had for our club technique as well as the new Sale A Bration free products that will be available February 15 and the coordinating products we can purchase March 1 to go with many of the free stamp sets.
This is the Christmas card we made in 2017 with the same folds:
The DSP used here is retired but the stamp set and framelits are still available!! See page 102 of the Annual Catalog for the Ready For Christmas stamp set and the Christmas Staircase thinlits dies on page 216. There is a little Dachshund in this set so it was a must have for me! Check out the other trifold card we made with this set at the card buffet:
I think I started down a rabbit trail, one trifold leading to another and then to another! Thank you for stopping by!
I have a couple people interested in doing a monthly or bimonthly Christmas Card Stamp A Stack starting now so we have lots of cards made by November. Leave me a comment if you are interested.
Shop online and get a free Sale A Bration product for each $50 or $100 spent! Click on SAL and he will take you to the online site.
Hello Stamping Friends,
I have great news! The Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies are in the Clearance Rack:
These framelits and a matching stamp set were offered in August for a limited time and I held a class for those who purchased the bundle.
Check out the previous post – HERE
Even though the stamp set is not available the shaped and stitched framelits are great and we have many flower and leaf stamps that will work with the framelits. Even the little bell framelit could be cut out and drawn and colored in without having the stamp set.
Christmas card: thanks to Tami White stampwithtami.com
- Card Base – Real Red 4 1/4″ X 11″ (the long way); don’t score until you cut. Line base up at 5 1/2″ and cut from top 2 1/2″ down then turn and cut 1 3/4″ over. Score the remainder at 5 1/2″.
- Inside – Whisper White 4″ X 5 1/4″ run through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing Folder
- Designer Series Paper – make 2 – 5 1/4″ X 1 1/2″
- Whisper White Frames: – Large 5 1/2″ X 4″, Medium 4 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ , Small 3 1/2″ X 3″
- Gold Foil Bow – 1 1/2″ X 3″
The large frame is glued directly to the front panel, then the medium frame is popped up on it. The small frame is popped up in the middle on the tufted layer. The inside greeting is from the Dashing Deer stamp set in the Holiday Catalog which carries over to the new year, YAY!
Spring Card: Thanks to Linda Cullen at craftystampin.com
- Card Base – Whisper White 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″
- First Layer – Make 2 – Highland Heather 5 1/4″ X 4″ Use the Big Shot embossing mats(see page 221) to emboss the stitched image of the largest framelit for the outside layer
- Top Layer outside – Whisper White – Medium Framelit – 4 1/2″ X 3 1/2″
- Top Layer inside – Whisper White – 5 1/4″ X 4″ Cut out with largest framelit and add another fun cutout like the above Happy Birthday thinlit #143700 or the Pretty Label Punch #143715 stamped with the greeting from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (page 114)
- Leaves – Granny Apple Green – 1 3/4″ X 3″
- Bow – 1/4″ mini striped Gorgeous Grape #146940 – 10″
- Glitter Enamel Dots #146934 (my new favorite embellishment!)
Fall Card: Thanks to Kay Kalthoff at stampingtoshare
This card uses designer series paper (DSP) in such a way that you see both sides of the paper. What a concept! You will want to remember these cuts when you have a DSP that you can’t decide which side to use because both sides are beautiful. Show off both sides like this!
- Base – Cajun Craze 5 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ Score the 5 1/4 side at 4 1/4″ making a 1″ flap
- DSP layer – Nature’s Poem DSP 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ Adhere under the 1″ flap
- Frame – Cajun Craze – Largest Framelit – 5 1/2″ X 4″
- Top Frame – Whisper White – Medium Framelit – 4 1/2″ X 3 1/2″
- Front DSP Strip – 3/4″ X 5 1/4″
- Inside Layer – Whisper White – 4″ X 5 1/4″
- Inside DSP Strip – 1/2″ X 5 1/4″
The leaves and spots were stamped in Soft Suede Ink and the spots were overstamped in Crushed Curry. The leaves were colored with water color pencils and then blended with an aqua painter. The outside of the framelit was sponged with Cajun Craze and glitter enamel dots were added for sparkle. A double bow of linen thread ( 20″) completed the card.
Do you see how the framelits are just about the best shape since the retired Top Note Die?!
I thought I had missed the chance to post these cards when I didn’t get it done in August but thankfully the framelits popped up in the Clearance Rack.
Our current hostess code is 6E7477K2 and if you buy $50 worth of product you can choose a free level 1 product or with $100 you receive a level 2 product!
SAL, Sing A Lot of Sale A Bration joy
Karen click on little SAL in the computer to go to the online store.
Happy New Year Stampin’ Friends,
Out with the old – in with the new! New catalogs that is, and with the new Occasions catalog comes three months of Sale A Bration!
What is all the excitement about?
- During Sale A Bration, get a free product from the Sale A Bration catalog for each $50 spent; and a large free product with a $100 purchase
- Host a party and get an additional $25 hostess dollars with a $250 party- that is $50 of hostess dollars to spend on anything-including the starter kit
- Join during Sale A Bration (as a hobby demonstrator-no sales required, or as a new business venture) and get $50 more in free products than usual. You can also purchase the Craft & Carry tote as part of your starter kit for an additional $30. $99 gives you $175 of product or $129 gives you $175 of product plus the tote bag which is only available to new recruits. Free shipping on the starter kit makes it an even better deal!
I have parties in January and March but am open to have a party in your house or mine in February. There are spots still open in the January 19th party but January 8th is full. Call or text now – 303-815-0838
Here are the pdf versions of the catalog – just click the image and give it a bit to download. The catalogs will also be in the catalog tab of the blog anytime you want to view them. Contact me if you would like a hard copy of the catalogs and I will get one to you right away.
Of course you can still order from the Annual Catalog and the order will qualify for free Sale A Bration products, with a $50 order, and hostess dollars, if the order is over $150. If your order is under $150 please use the hostess code: AXG72X2F and the hostess for the next party will get the credit and we won’t leave free dollars on the table.
Here are some YouTube videos of the new products and a quick look at the new catalog as introduced by Stampin’ Up!
Do you like butterflies…? These catalogs are for you! Butterfly thinlits, stamp sets, a new punch, designer series paper and wooden embellishments!
…or gingham and lace…?
…perhaps teacups and teapots…and the best Mother’s Day stamp ever…?
…beautiful flowers… flower embellishments… and rectangular stitched framelits?
….or calla lilies that we have never had a stamp for stamping….until now…?
…or the traditional hearts and flowers in the All My Love suite…? (see the video of this suite in the above listing)
You can view the products as I have shown them in the last two images by going to the online store and clicking on the catalog, click the item you are interested in and then click the “+” button to enlarge it so you can tell what the framelit set includes. Little SAL can take you there now just click on the computer image below.
SAL, See A Lot when you shop (the hostess code is AXG72X2F)
Hello Stamping Friends,
We had so much fun at our second session of Stamp A Stacks. Each guest made two cards each of three designs. Would you like to make them or make more? I will showcase them today with measurements.
Today is the last day to order and be guaranteed delivery before Christmas (unless an item is on backorder). Have Santa call me to place your order!
The new hostess code is AXG72X2F. Jo will be our hostess for club on January 8th and this code will be good through then. If your order is under $150 she will get the benefit of the hostess dollars. Thank you in advance for your support!
Note: I abbreviate Designer Series Paper to DSP
Card #1 – Spirited Snowmen
I cased this card idea from Mary Deatherage at Stamps n Lingers. I changed up the snowflakes and used the Snowfall Thinlits Dies. I hope you bought this set while it was available in November. If not, there are beautiful snowflakes in the Blizzard Thinlits Die (page 39 of the Holiday Catalog).
- Base: Very Vanilla 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- Layer 1: Cherry Cobbler 5 1/4″ X 4″ (this leaves a 1/8″ border)
- Layer 2: Festive Farmhouse DSP 5 1/8″ X 3 7/8″ ( 1/16″ border) Adhere Layer 2 directly to Layer 1 and pop up on the Very Vanilla card base
- Glue a 5 1/2″ Burlap Trim on Layer 2
- Layer 3: Cherry Cobbler 4″ X 3 3/8″
- Layer 4: Festive Farmhouse DSP 3 7/8″ X 3 1/4″ Adhere Layer 4 directly to Layer 3 and pop up over the burlap trim
- Snowmen: Very Vanilla 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″; Stamp image in Crumb Cake slightly to the left and color with Stampin’ Blends; Cut with the largest of the Stitched Shape Framelits. Stampin’ Blends used:
- Light & Dark Crumb Cake
- Light & Dark Old Olive
- Light & Dark Cherry Cobbler
- Light & Dark Smoky Slate
- Color Lifter to highlight- My technique is to outline in the dark and then blend the color in to the middle with the light marker
- Snowflakes: Very Vanilla 2 1/4″ X 5″, cut with the flurry thinlit and one medium and one small thinlit
- Greeting: Very Vanilla 3 1/2″ X 1 1/4″, stamp the greeting in Cherry Cobbler then cut with the Petals & More Thinlits Die; punch a hole in the right hand side and insert two 3″ pieces of Cherry Cobbler Twine in the hole (I folded a 6″ piece in half and then cut it after inserting it in the hole). Tie a 6″ linen thread around the Cherry Cobbler Twine
- Inside Layer: Very Vanilla 4″ X 3 3/8 “
- Side Strip: Cherry Cobbler 5/8″ X 3 3/8″
- Side Strip Layer: DSP 1/2″ X 3 1/4″
- Embellishment: Pearl Basic Jewels colored with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend marker.
Card #2 – Peaceful Poinsettia
- Base: Thick Whisper White 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″
- Layer 1 (make one for outside and one for inside): Shaded Spruce 5 1/4″ X 4″
- Layer 2 (make one for outside and one for inside): Whisper White 5″ X 3 3/4″; Cut outside with corner Poinsettia Thinlit Die
- Poinsettia: Whisper White 2″ X 5 1/4″; stamp with Memento Ink and color with Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend Markers; Cut out with Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits Die
- Greeting: Whisper White 3 1/4″ X 2″, Stamp in Shaded Spruce then punch with Pretty Label Punch
- Greeting Frame” Shaded Spruce 3 1/4″ X 2″ punched with the Pretty Label Punch then cut in half horizontally
- Embellish with Red Rhinestones and Clear Rhinestones colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend marker.
Card #3 – Hearts Come Home For Christmas
I cased this card from Debra Verbosh at debsrubberroom.com just changing out the DSP and the greeting and …… well you know, CASE – copy and selectively edit. Sometimes I think we get so excited to use the framelits and thinlits and we forget how fun it is to stamp. This card gives you the fun of stamping again!
- Base: Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″; Cut 2″ off the front -vertically.
- Flap: Festive Farmhouse DSP 2″ X 5 1/4″; Wrap this with 6 1/2″ of Cherry Cobbler ribbon layered with 1/4″ Smoky Slate ribbon and tied with a 4″ tie of smoky slate ribbon. I used snail to position the ribbons but then put a piece of Tear and Tape top and bottom over the ribbons to adhere them to the main card flap as well as snail on the edges
- Circle: Cherry Cobbler 4″ ; Score this at 3 1/2″ and fold
- Top of Circle: Whisper White 3 5/8″ Circle; Cut out the circle and then lay it on the 4″ circle to mark the scored edges and then cut off the edge to match the edge of the 4″ circle. (I was using the old Circle Framelits) I used the Stamparatus to line up the three little houses from the Hearts Come Home stamp set and then masked the houses with sticky notes and stamped a tree from the stamp set with Tranquil Tide, once fully inked and twice stamped off without reinking. The moon, stars, smokestack and greeting are all stamped in Smoky Slate. Santa is stamped in black Memento Ink. “from our home to yours” is from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set but the rest are in the Hearts Come Home set.
- Inside: Whisper White 5″ X 3 3/4″ ; Adhere the 4″ circle to the back of the Whisper White inside layer
- Inside Greeting: Festive Farmhouse DSP 3″ X 3″ Cut with Circle Framelit
- Greeting Layer: Whisper White 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ Cut with Circle Framelit; The greeting is from Farmhouse Christmas.
Bonus Card – Joy Ornament
I challenged myself to use Designer Series Paper last year and loved how this turned out. The Pretty Label Punch and the Label Me Pretty stamp set is still available in the Annual Catalog – see page 22; item #143861. The Pretty Label punch is so versatile as you see with its use on the above Poinsettia card with a large greeting and then on this card as a background. The “Joy” is from the Hearts Come Home stamp set in the Annual Catalog and the inside greetings are from Holly Berry Happiness and a Paper Pumpkin set. The layout is what I wanted to record with the small front panel of DSP matching the large background layer in the middle. Grab some scraps to make the ornament and you won’t need to use the dimensions given here.
- Base: Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- Layer 1: DSP (Be Merry of 2017) 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″; Wrap this layer with 6 1/2″ of ribbon
- Panel Layer 1: Cherry Cobbler 4 3/16″ X 2 1/4″
- Panel Layer 2: Whisper White 4 1/8″ X 2 3/16″
- Panel Layer 3: DSP 4″ X 2″
- Ornament Layer 1: Garden Green 6 1/2″ X 2″ Punch 2 with the Pretty Label Punch
- Ornament Layer 2: Whisper White 3 1/4″ X 2″ Stamp in Garden Green with the Label Me Pretty outline stamp and then punch adhered to frame and directly adhered to the DSP
- Ornament Layer 3: Garden Green 1 3/4″ X 1 3/4″ Use a 1 3/8 ” Circle framlit or punch for this layer; Pop this layer up with dimensionals
- Ornament Layer 4: Whisper White 1 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ Stamp the circle Thank You from the stamp set then fussy cut around the design to scallop; Pop this layer up with dimensionals
- Ornament Layer 5: Whisper White 1 1/4″ X 1 1/4″ Stamp the Joy from the Hearts Come Home set in Cherry Cobbler, coloring just the back of the one word or place a sticky note over the “to the world” while you ink and then remove the sticky note and stamp. Punch with a 1″ punch and then color the edge with a Cherry Cobbler marker. Pop this layer up with dimensionals
- Embellish with a little rhinestone in the “o” of the “Joy” and a bow of white twine above the ornament
- Inside Layer 1: Same DSP as front panel 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″
- Inside Layer 2: Garden Green 4 3/8″ X 3 1/8″
- Inside Layer 3: Whisper White 4 1/4″ X 3″ stamped with greeting from Holly Berry Happiness in Cherry Cobbler and Merry Christmas in Garden Green
Do you think we will ever go back and use these layouts making it worth the time to record the dimensions? Do you ever go to the recipe box to get layouts or do you ( and I) just go to the internet and look for something new? I would love to hear from you! Remember today is the last day to order in time for Christmas delivery and the hostess code is AXG72X2F if you would like your order to qualify for your January club minimum.
SAL, (Be Salt and Light as we Share A Love of Jesus this Christmas)
Hello Stamping Friends,
The retiring Holiday Catalog items have been announced and some are on sale. A few overstocked items in the Annual Catalog are also on sale. Note: bundles from the Holiday Catalog are all listed but the individual items in the bundles may still carryover. The wood stamp sets are discontinued but clear sets may carryover. Grab your catalog (the items are listed with a page number) and check out this pdf file to see if any of your wish list items are going away. Once they are sold out they are gone for good. The December host code is YWJUP73R if your order is under $150.
This file sorts the items by those that are on sale followed by those that are retiring, Note, as items sell out they will be deleted from the Online Store listing:
Year End Closeout-US Sheet1 PDF file
Of course you can always go to the ONLINE STORE and see the items that are still available alphabetically (my blog has the items that were available this morning so some may be sold out):
The Stamparatus Bag is now available for your purchase: