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March 2018

Party Pandas, Hang in Therre!

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Measurements:  

  • Whisper White (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half, 4” x 5 ¼”, scrap
  • Ribbon: 9”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the “line” image from the Color Me Happy stamp set using Basic Black ink on the left side of the Whisper White 4” x 5 ¼” layer. Stamp the line image again, this time, connecting the first line as shown. Let dry.
  2. Stamp the round lantern from the Color Me Happy stamp set using Basic Black ink on the far-left side of the line. Stamp this same image again in the center where the line intersects. Let dry.  Color in these lanterns using the Real Red marker.
  3. Stamp the rectangle lantern from the Color Me Happy stamp set using Basic Black ink on the right side of the round lanterns as shown. Let dry. Color in these lanterns using the Crushed Curry marker.
  4. Stamp the panda/party hat image using Basic Black ink on white scrap cardstock. Let dry. Cut out the image, eliminating the hat, using your scissors.  Adhere the panda to the line as shown using Dimensionals.
  5. Make a bow using the Real Red Ribbon. Adhere to the top of the panda’s head using a Mini Glue Dot.
  6. Stamp the greeting “Hang in there” from the Here For You stamp set towards the upper right corner of the white 4” x 5 ¼” cardstock using the Basic Black ink as shown. Let dry.

 


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Heartfelt Blooms

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Measurements:  

  • Whisper White cardstock : 5” x 5.5”
  • Turquoise glimmer paper: 4” x 5.25”
  • Glossy cardstock: 3.75” x 5”
  • Bermuda bay cardstock: 2” x 2”
  • Whisper white cardstock scrapbook for greeting

Instructions:

  1. Score and fold whisper white cardstock in half
  2. Adhere turquoise glimmer paper to card front. I like to use tear and tape to hold glimmer paper.
  3. Using ink spots as if they were sponges, tap peek a book peach in flower center, then tap Bermuda around rest of image
  4. Stamp onto glossy paper
  5. Reink and repeat 2-4x more depending on how full you want your glossy piece
  6. Adhere glossy to cardfront – I prefer to use tear and tape or dimensionals when adhering to glimmer paper
  7. Die cut Bermuda Bay cardstock with 1 7/8” stitched circle
  8. Stamp greeting from the Petal Palette bundle with Bermuda Bay ink and die cut with label piece from the Petal Palette bundle.
  9. Cut all 3 ribbons approx. 4” long
  10. Tie the ribbons together with a length of linen thread
  11. Adhere Bermuda Bay die cut circle to cardfront
  12. Adhere Ribbons to die cut circle
  13. Adhere die cut greeting with dimensionals over top of ribbon
  14. Add greeting of choice or hand written not to inside card.
  15. Place in envelope – (optional stamp envelope)

Blossoming Basket

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Measurements:  

  • Pink Pirouette: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4") and 3 ½’ x 3 ¾”
  • Crumb Cake: 4” x 5 ¼”  
  • Watercolor Paper: 3 ¼” x 3 ½”
  • Vellum Cardstock: ¾” x 2”

Instructions:

  1. Fold Pink Pirouette in half to form card front.
  2. Using Basket Weave Embossing Folder, emboss Crumb Cake cardstock. Take Crumb Cake ink pad and rub on top of embossed cardstock.
  3. Cut a piece of ribbon to approx. 6 ½”, tie a knot on the left hand side and adhere ends to back or Crumb Cake cardstock.
  4. Take the basket stamp and ink it with Versamark, then Memento ink and stamp it on watercolor paper.
  5. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
  6. Use Stampin’ Blends in Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and Crumb Cake to colour the basket. Colour flowers with Wink of Stella.
  7. Adhere stamped layer to Pink Pirouette cardstock using SNAIL Adhesive, then adhere to card with Dimensionals.
  8.  Stamp greeting with Memento ink on vellum cardstock, then heat emboss using clear embossing powder.
  9. Use a tiny bit of Fine-Tip Glue Pen on back of vellum just under stamping, and then add to front of card.

Happy Wishes

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Happywishes

Measurements:

  • Bermuda Bay card base: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Petal Passion DSP: 5-1/4” x “
  • Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper: 5-1/4” x ¾”
  • Whisper White: 4-1/4” x 3-1/4” for die-cutting label 

Instructions:

  1. Adhere Petal Passion Designer Series Paper to the Bermuda Bay card base with SNAIL. 
  2. Adhere Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper to card front with SNAIL.
  3. Stamp the Happy Wishes large floral word in Archival Black Ink onto the Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the coordinating sentiment above the word.
  4. Color in the flowers with Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink and Old Olive inks and a Blender Pen. Squeeze the ink pads before opening to transfer the ink to the lid to use as a palette, then pick up the color and “paint” on color with the Blender Pen.
  5. Color over the flowers with Wink of Stella for some glimmer.
  6. Die-cut the sentiment with the Lots of Labels Framelits, then pop up with Dimensionals onto the card front.
  7. Tie an Old Olive Baker’s Twine bow, then attach with a Mini Glue Dot to the “Y.”
  8. Add a few Rhinestones floating around the word.

Picture Perfect Birthday

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Measurements

  • Bermuda Bay: 8-1/2“ x 5-1/2”        3” x 3”
  • Basic Black:            4” x 3-3/4”
  • DSP:            3-3/4” x 3-1/2”        4” x 1-3/8” 

Instructions:

  1. Stamp sentiment in Basic Black ink on Bermuda Bay 3” x 3” cardstock and run through Big Shot with 2-1/2” diameter circle. Sponge edges with Bermuda Bay ink.  Place 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals on back and set aside.
  2. Fold 1/2 sheet of Bermuda Bay cardstock in half and crease with bone folder to form card base.Adhere 3-3/4” x 3-1/2” DSP to Basic Black cardstock.  Adhere that panel to card base.  Adhere remaining DSP to side of card base. 
  3. Remove backing from Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere to card base. Scatter sequins over card as desired.  Tie a double bow with black twine and attach to stitched circle with Mini Glue dot.

Waterfront

Waterfront

Measurements

  • Tranquil Tide: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • Basic Black : 5 1/4” x 4” & scrap
  • Watercolor Paper: 3-3/4” x 4”
  • Whisper White: scrap           

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the mountains in Soft Suede ink and use the Aqua Painter to define the edges of each.
  2. Stamp the water in Marina Mist and use the Aqua Painter to smooth out the ink.
  3. Use Marina Mist ink from the lid of the ink pad to add a watercolored sky.
  4. Stamp the grass in Tranquil Tide many times to make the meadow leaving about 1” at the bottom of the Watercolor Paper clear from ink.
  5. Stamp the trees in 1st and 2nd generation ink - meaning that you ink the stamp, stamp the trees and then stamp them again without re-inking to make a forest.
  6. Stamp the greeting on a die cut Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  7. Stamp a few trees in Tranquil Tide ink on the greeting layer.
  8. Die cut a black circle scallop from the Layering Circles Framelits and adhere to Whisper White greeting layer.
  9. Adhere Watercolor layer to Basic Black layer and add 5/8” Seam Binding with a knot tied in the left side where shown.
  10. Adhere all to card front.
  11. Add the greeting later to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

New SAB Item: Blossoming Basket Bundle

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One of the items is a bundle -- A beautiful stamp set and embossing folder!  I love the image -- it's detailed, but still very easy to color!  And perfect for the Stampin' Blends!  Here's a sample:

Blossomingbasket

Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake card base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” then folded
  • Darker wood sheet from Designer Series Paper: 4-3/4” x 3-3/4”
  • Lighter wood sheet: scrap about 3” x ¾”
  • Rich Razzleberry: 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”
  • Whisper White Thick: 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”, 2-1/2” x 1-1/2”
  • Ribbons: Berry Burst 9” strand and 5-1/2” strand; Silver Mini Metallic Sequin ¾”

Instructions:

  1. Ink basket image with Memento Ink then use Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp it in a balanced fashion onto Whisper White Thick cardstock.
  2. Re-ink enough of the image to be able to stamp a set of the three flowers onto the 2nd piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock.
  3. Using the Stampin’ Blends, color in the full basket image then color the 2nd set of flowers. Fussy the 2nd flowers with Paper Snips, accent with Wink of Stella and set aside.
  4. Adhere the basket image piece to the Rich Razzleberry mat using SNAIL Adhesive.
  5. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere flowers to top of flowers on basket image.
  6. Run Crumb Cake card base through Big Shot using Simple Stripes embossing folder. Align card stock in folder so the stripes are horizontal and so they are concave on the front (with the back of the embossing folder on top).
  7. Run darker wood Designer Series Paper (DSP) through Big Shot with the Basket Weave embossing folder.
  8. Stamp sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink onto lighter wood DSP. Trim to be 2-5/8” x ½” then, using Paper Snips, create banner end on left.
  9. Using Tear & Tape, adhere the 5-1/2” piece of Berry Burst ribbon so that the bottom edge of it is about 1-3/8” from bottom of dark wood DSP and so it wraps around back of DSP.
  10. Tie bow with 9” strand of Berry Burst ribbon and trim ends. Set aside.
  11. With Tear & Tape, adhere dark wood DSP to Crumb Cake base.
  12. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere sentiment flush right to edge of dark DSP positioning so sentiment piece is ¼” from the bottom.
  13. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere Rich Razzleberry focal piece to dark DSP.
  14. With one Mini Glue Dot, attach bow to edge of basket piece towards lower left.
  15. Squeeze a little dot of Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto scrap paper then use tip to lift then place ma tiny dab of glue where you want the Mini Metallic Sequins to go. Position sequins using the tip of your Paper Snips as tweezers. Let dry.

Beautiful Peacock

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Measurements

  • Pacific Point Cardstock  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″;  2 1/2″ Scallop Circle
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock   4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Vellum Cardstock   3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Whisper White Cardstock   1/2″ x 2 3/4″; 2 3/8″ Stitched Circle            

  Instructions:

  1. Score Pacific Point cardstock at 4 ¼” for card base; fold.
  2. Adhere Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to base.
  3. Run Vellum Cardstock through Big Shot using the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder and set aside.
  4. Die-cut stitched circle from Whisper White cardstock & scalloped circle from Pacific Point cardstock.
  5. Stamp peacock feathers on scalloped circle using Lemon Lime Twist ink, then use Pacific Point in to stamp peacock on top.
  6. Adhere two circles together using SNAIL Adhesive.
  7. Adhere circles to Vellum Cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Stamp greeting on ½” Whisper White cardstock and cut end using Paper Snips. Attach to layer using dimensional on the right end and SNAIL on the left end.
  9. Use 2-Way Glue Pen on the back of Vellum Cardstock only under scalloped circle and greeting so that it does not show through.