Friday, March 24, 2017

Milestone Birthday – 12 years old – B12c


I did this piano similar to Brunie’s from Pretty Inkspiration..  I ran the Music Note wheel onto white cardstock, drew the curve of the piano by hand, cut it out and glued it on my card front.  The ribbon is from my stash.  The keys were made with the Word Window punch.  #12 is Chalkduster font in size 24.

Cardstock: black, white, Tempting Turquoise.

Ink: black, Versamark

Stamp: Music Note wheel, Riveting, Punch Potpourri.

Accessories: sponge, black EP, white EP.

Punches: word window, 1-1/4” circle, 1-3/8” circle, ½” circle.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cut Out Balloon Adventures - One Hour Card Class 056 - OHCC056


This Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits dies set was intended to be a POP-UP on the inside of your card.   However, with a little snipping, you can also use the pop-up part to make a card front.  Think of the possibilities using different colors of cardstock and different designer papers!

Simply die cut the balloon panel, cut away the frame, decorate and apply to your card front!  Easy! 


Decorate an envelope to match! 

Stamps: Balloon Adventures.

Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso.

Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.

Tools: Big Shot, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, 10” Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Tombow glue, exacto knife, Sponge, Banners Framelits, Dimensionals, bone folder, Snail adhesive, stapler.

Punch: Balloon Bouquet.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Rolling Marble Background - One Hour Card Class 053 OHCC053


I am always looking for techniques for classes.  It has been years since I’ve done this one – Rolling Marbles.  And it’s GREEN!  Happy St Patty’s Day!  I kind of followed the instructions on Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams.

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Mint Macaroon, Mint Macaroon glimmer paper (Occasions 2017), writing tablet paper, white.

Ink: Mint Macaroon reinker, Versamark reinker, Mint Macaroon, Versamark.

Tools: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, Die Brush, Paper Piercing Tool, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Sponge, Tombow glue, Snail adhesive, plastic box with lid, five marbles, envelope, 14” of Mint Macaroon Dotted Lace Trim.

Punches: Banner.

And of course, a matching envelope and insert!



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

February 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative – Milestone Birthday 015a


Paper Pumpkin ~ The Gift that Keeps on Giving (written by Stampin’ Up!).  Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up’s crafting subscription program.  Skip to the fun with everything you need to make a creative project every month – its all precut and ready to go.

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3 months $79.
6 months $154.
12 months $295.

Includes shipping and you can cancel at any time.

Subscribers also have access to a selection of past kits and refills (while supplies last).

It has been posted that the upcoming April Paper Pumpkin Kit was designed by SU!’s very own CEO Sara Douglas! The kit will be including a FREE gift inside every April box! It's going to be a surprise! Who doesn’t love a surprise, right?  It will be Paper Pumpkin’s 4th birthday so I can’t wait to see what Sara has come up with!

Live in Canada? You can order the Paper Pumpkin subscription HERE

Here is everything that came in the February 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit - a sheet of gold glimmer candle flames, card inserts, a sheet of printed invites, adhesive dots, patterned die-cut paper in combos of Pool Party, Night of Navy and Flirty Flamingo, ink spots and the Many Happy Birthdays stamp set!  Kit contains supplies for 9 candle pocket cards and envelopes 

Here are the cards it was designed to make.  When you pull the tab at the bottom, the words read through the cut out in the card.  There is room on the inside to add a gift card if you desire. 

As usual, I wanted to make alternatives. I needed some 15-year-old birthday cards so this is my first one. 

I cut the printed cardstock down to 3-3/4” x 5”.  I used the dots and striped image from the stamp set to stamp on the white part of the card base. 

I covered the back of the glimmer paper with packing tape as I wanted to punch out balloons with the Balloon Bouquet punch. 

I taped Summer Starfruit bakers twine to the back of each balloon then added a puddle of Tombow glue to hold the strings together near the bottom.  It will be hiding under the phrase.

With the help of my Misti, I stamped on the back of the printed invites with Night of Navy ink.  The ‘th’ is from the Number of Years stamp set.

The Misti helped me align the ‘to you’ on the tabs of my scrap pieces. 

I added one tab to the end of the Birthday phrase.

We are told to die cut from the wrong side of glimmer paper but when doing numbers (Little Numbers Thinlits), you have to die cut from the right side otherwise your numbers will be backwards. 

And here is the other one I did using the scraps.  I was trying to figure out a smaller flame for the candle so was happy to see Debbie Beaulieu Henderson card using the Festive Flower Builder punch!
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Island Indigo, White and Calypso Coral, Island Indigo cardstock; Calypso Coral, Island Indigo inks; Balloon Bouquet and Festive Flower Builder punches; 3/8” Metallic Ribbon (SAB 2017); Summer Starfruit Baker’s Twine were used for this card.


Friday, March 10, 2017

SU259 St Patrick’s Birthday


This happy guy is delivering a St Patty’s Day Birthday wish!

Paper: Black, White, Glorious Green, Green Galore.

Stamps: Looks Like Spring, Viola.

Ink: Black, Glorious Green.

Accessories: Glorious Green marker, Green Galore marker, sponge, square lattice embossing folder.

Punches: ¼” circle, Top Note Die.

I masked my Chef then stamped over his pants.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Happy St Patrick’s Day - One Hour Card Class 003 OHCC003


If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info. I hope you will consider joining me as we learn how to get the very best from the products that we buy.  You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.

Paper: Certainly Celery (retired), Whisper White, Basic Black, Certainly Celery DSP Stack (retired).

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Pinch Proof (retired - for the inside and envelope).

Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery (retired).

Accessories: Signature stamp or address label, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Trimmer, scissors, bone folder, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Linen Thread, silver sparkle Dazzling Details, Multipurpose Liquid glue, scotch tape, silent setter hole punch, hemp (retired).

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents (Heart), Modern Label, 1/8” circle, 1/4” circle.

Certainly Celery card at 4-1/4” x 11”.  Stamp or sign the back.  Set aside.

Cut writing tablet paper to fit the inside of the card.  Stamp as you please using images from the Pinch Proof stamp set.  Use Snail Adhesive to adhere to the inside of the card.  Set aside.

Stamp phrase from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (Happy Birthday or Happy St Patrick’s Day) with black ink on Certainly Celery cardstock.  Punch out with the modern label punchSponge edges in black ink.  Adhere a Dimensionals to each end only.  Set aside.

Punch 16 hearts with the Itty Bitty Accents punch.  Curl the top edges with the bone folder and set aside. 

Cut a panel 5” x 3-3/4” from Black cardstock.  Set aside.

Cut a panel 3-5/8” x 4-7/8” from Certainly Celery DSP.  Adhere to black panel using Snail Adhesive.  Set aside.

Cut a panel 3” x 4-1/4” from white cardstock.  Sponge edges in Certainly Celery ink.   With sponged edges towards the Sizzix logo, run through the Softly Falling embossing folder.  Use my template to transfer hole markings and punch with the 1/8” circle punch.

Adhere to black panel and punch holes again – I used my Silent Setter as I couldn’t reach them all with the hand-held punch. 

Cut hemp 18” long.  Make one stem at a time starting at the back.  Tape to the back.

Repeat for all stems. 

Mount phrase in place.  Add two small rhinestones to each side of it.  Wrap 22” of linen thread around the panel a couple of times and tie. 

Apply full mounts across the top and bottom of the panel – I used pieces of matt board.  Apply full mounts down each side leaving the linen thread free to allow for a little wiggle room should you need it.  Add a couple of mounts in the center of the panel. 

Adhere the panel to the front of the card.  Add a puddle of Tombow glue to the top of the stem and to each side.  Add the hearts with the points touching the punched hole. 

Press in place with the aid of the point of your scissors or paper piercer.  

Make a four-leaf clover from four hearts at the top of one stem.  Add a rhinestone to the center of it.

Punch four ¼” circles from Certainly Celery.  Adhere to each shamrock.  Top with silver sparkle Dazzling Details glitter glue.  

Tie your linen thread into a bow and trim tails if necessary.

Make an envelope from kraft paper using the envelope punch board.  Stamp using images from the Pinch Proof stamp set.  


Friday, March 3, 2017

Easter Egg Punch Art - One Hour Card Class 012 OHCC012


If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m here to give you fun ideas, share specials & teach you about fabulous stampin products. Let's unleash your creativity!  You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.

Stamps:  Work of Art, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Suite Sayings.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Shimmery White, Window Sheets, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron.

Ink: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, So Saffron.

Punch: Itty Bitty Accents Pack, Petite Petals, Modern Label, Bird Builder, Word Window.

Accessories: Fast Fuse Snail Adhesive, Sponges, Dimensionals, Envelope punch board, Trimmer, scissors, bone folder, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits dies, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella brush in clear.

This card is fairly straight forward Easter Egg punch art card so I am not going into much detail.  I want to show you how I used my Misti to do the stamping.  I’m sure there are a lot of other ways to do it but this is what I did.

Place the left edge of the Shimmery White paper next to the left edge of the Misti.  Place bottom of paper on the 2-1/8” line. 



Center the stamp from the Work of Art stamp set.



Stamp with Pear Pizzazz ink.  Clean the stamp. 



Move the paper to the 1-1/8” line.  Stamp with Blushing Bride ink.

Move the paper to the 1/4” line.  Stamp with So Saffron ink. 



Move the paper to the 3-3/8” line.  Stamp with Perfect Plum ink.

Move the paper to the top left corner of the Misti.  Stamp with Marina Mist ink.



Looks perfect under the window sheet! 



I ran an envelope through the same embossing folder to match. 


I am loving my Misti!  My girls gave it to me for my birthday about 2 years ago!  I have tried using it periodically over that time but just couldn’t get it!  Now, I hardly ever not use it!

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