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CARD: Happiest of Birthdays

Here's an awesome, easy to make, masculine birthday card!  

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Here is the "open" view--so you can see that the front is shorter!  Very cool!

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Measurements

  • Cinnamon Cider: 5-1/2” x 7” card base, score at 4-1/4”
  • Black: 3-3/4” x 3”
  • DSP: 5-1/4” x 2-1/2” for gray; 5-1/4” x 1-1/2” for cider
  • Crumb Cake: 4-1/2” x 1-1/2”
  • Copper Foil: 3-3/4” x 2-3/4” for die-cut
  • Whisper White: 3-3/4” x 2-3/4” for die-cut; 3-1/2” x 2-3/4” for inside

Instructions:

  1. Adhere gray World of Good DSP to the Cinnamon Cider front flap.
  2. Adhere cider World of Good DSP to the inside bottom of the card, so it shows through to front.
  3. Adhere Basic Black layer to the shortened card front.
  4. Banner-cut the ends of the Crumb Cake layer, then adhere to the card front.
  5. Use Cinnamon Cider and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers to color directly onto the red rubber Happiest of Birthdays stamp. Gently use the brush-tip end of the marker to color. “Huff” onto the stamp to refresh the ink, then stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.
  6. Die-cut the sentiment with the Tasteful Labels die.
  7. Die-cut a second Tasteful Labels shape in Copper Foil, cut in half length-wise, then adhere to the top and bottom of the sentiment label to create a frame. Trim away any excess sticking out on the sides.
  8. Pop up sentiment onto the card front with Dimensionals.
  9. Add Champagne Rhinestone Jewels to the corners of the Basic Black layer.
  10. Stamp another Happiest of Birthdays sentiment on the Whisper White layer with Memento Black ink. Adhere it to the inside of the card.

CARD: Banner Year

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Measurements

  • Crumb Cake: 4-1/4” x 11”
  • Very Vanilla: scrap to fit largest Stitched Oval Die
  • Early Expresso: 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” (to fit largest rectangle die)
  • Designer Series Paper: 5-1/4” x 4” (to fit second largest rectangle die)
  • Ribbon: 5-1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Score & Fold Crumb Cake Cardstock in half to create cardbase
  2. Die cut lagest Stitched Oval Die from scrap Very Vanilla cardstock
  3. Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso towards top of oval. Stamp pumpkin body in Pumpkin Pie centered underneath sentiment. Mask and stamp pumpkins on either side. (To mask – stamp the image over the stitcky portion of a Post It Note, then cut out with Paper Snips. Place the cut out over the stamped image before stamping other images overlapping the first to create the illusion that the center pumpkin is in front of the other two.)
  4. On the pumpkin top stamp: Use the brush end of the Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker to color the leaf and the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to color the stem of the pumpkin. “Huff” onto the stamp then stamp in place on top of pumpkin body. Repeat for other pumpkins
  5. Die cut the Early Espresso Cardstock with the largest Rectangle Stitched Die, and the Designer Series paper with the second largest Rectangle Stitched Die. Adhere together, then wrap with Old Olive Ribbon and adhere ribbon ends in place on back of cardstock before adhering on to the cardfront.
  6. Adhere Stitched Oval in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals

CARDS: In the Pines

A friend that I work with asked me to make some Christmas cards for her!  It was so much fun!  She sent me some pictures she had seen online, and I went to work!  Here are some of the samples I came up with:

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And, here is the version she chose:

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I love cardmaking, and I can only send so many cards on my own!! haha!  So, if you'd like me to create cards for you, just let me know!!

Products used on the cards above:


CARD: Pampered Pets

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Measurements:

  • Basic Black card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” then folded on the crease with the Bone Folder
  • Smoky Slate: 2-1/2” x 5-1/4”
  • Real Red: 1-1/2” x 5-1/2” plus scrap
  • Whisper White: 4” x 5-1/4” plus 1” x 3”

Instructions:

  1. Run the Smoky Slate cardstock through your embossing machine using the Subtle 3-D folder. Adhere to the base card, lining up on the right side, leaving ¼” on the right.
  2. Run the Real Red Strip through your die-cut machine several times, cutting out the paws die at different angles. Adhere to left side of base card, making sure it covers the Smoky Slate piece.
  3. Stamp the sentiment onto the 1” x 3” piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Black ink. Flag notch left side using your Paper Snips and adhere to the base card with Dimensionals.
  4. Using your die-cut machine, cut out the dog image using the appropriate Pets die.
  5. Stamp the dog bowl onto the scrap of Real Red cardstock and cut out using your Paper Snips.
  6. Adhere dog & bowl to the base card as desired using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Add one of the Playful Pet trinkets to the dogs color using a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. If desired, adhere the Whisper White mat to inside of card.

CARD: Beautiful World

Happy Tuesday!!!  How is your week going so far?  All is well here in the sunny Southwest!  Although, I watched the weather report last night, and it doesn't look like it's going to be very sunny this week!  But, we can always use the moisture, so no complaining here!

Today I have a fun masculine card to share with you!  I used the Beautiful World Stamp Set and my current favorite embossing folder, Old World Paper:

Julysas33I just love the wrinkled up look it gives!  And that Cinnamon Cider cardstock -- isn't it beautiful!?  I used Stampin' Seal to adhere everything, except the circles -- those are popped up with Stampin' Dimensions.  Hope you like it!

Here are all the toys I used on this card:


CARD: Beautiful World

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Measurements

  • Very Vanilla: 8 ½” x 5 ½”; 4” x 5 ¼”; 3 ¼” x 1 ½”
  • Early Espresso: 2 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Brass Sheets: 2” square

Instructions:

  1. Fold Very Vanilla cardstock in half and score to create card base.
  2. Emboss Very Vanilla layer using Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. Attach to card base using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Die-cut Early Espresso globe base using World Map Dies. Die-cut globe using Brass Foil Sheets.
  4. Adhere globe and base to card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Add Brass globe using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Ink phrase using Early Espresso ink and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Die-cut using Tasteful Labels Dies. Adhere to card front using Stampin’ Seal adhesive.
  6. Add three Metallic Pearls to complete.

Two Fun Cards!

My awesome upline, Sherrie, sent us a packet of supplies and asked us to make cards using all the supplies in the baggie, and whatever other supplies we wanted from our stash!  It's a great way to "stamp together" and still stay safe!  

Here are the two cards I made:

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What do you think?!  Thanks, Sherrie, for the fun activity!!


Club Swaps!

I'm a bit behind on my posting!  Had some issues with taking the photos, but I think I figured it out! :-)  
Anyway, here are the swaps made by my amazing club members in December.  The theme is masculine!  I think they rocked it!!

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Stay tuned--more swaps coming this week!!


CARD: Gather Together

Good morning, and Happy Monday!  This week, I'm highlighting the cards we made at my October Stamp Club!  Laurie requested the technique of inking the embossing folder, so here's what I came up with:

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Measurements

  • Soft Suede: 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Bermuda Bay: 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”;  2 ½” x 4 ¼” (for leaves)
  • Very Vanilla: 5 ¼” x 4”;  2 ½” x 4 ¼” (for leaf and sentiment)   

Instructions:

  1. Stamp large leaf in Soft Suede Ink on small piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Color in the leaf with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen – this will pull in color, and create a light brown leaf. 
  2. Stamp sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on the same piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.
  3. Using your die cut machine, cut out Leaf using the Gathered Leaves Dies. Also cut out a large leaf and smaller leaf from the small piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.
  4. Cut out your sentiment using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
  5. For the embossing: Using your sponge brayer, add Soft Suede ink to the “flat” side of the embossing folder (the side with the SU! Logo).  Try not to get ink into the “debossed” part.  Add your Very Vanilla Cardstock – I find it’s easier to place your cardstock on the side without ink, align it, then close the folder.  Run through the die cut machine. 
  6. Assemble you card as shown in the picture. The leaves are adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. For the Clear Droplets—color them with Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends, then adhere to card.

 


CARD: Seaside Notions

Over the weekend, I shared my stamp club's swap cards -- weren't they gorgeous?  Today, I have the card I made for the swap, using the Seaside Notions Stamp Set and Come Sail Away DSP:

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Here are all the fun things I used on this card: