Thursday, May 17, 2018

Detailed Dragonfly Closure Card

I've been stamping a lot, but I'm sorry to say, I've been neglecting to post to my blog recently.  This is a card I made recently for my swaps using the new preorder "Share What You Love" that you can preorder the month of May HERE

Below are my instructions for making this card and I give credit to Rachel Tessman for designing it.


1.     The base of the card is Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and folded in half.

2.    The second layer is Share What You Love DSP cut at 2” x 4-1/4” for the strip outside and for the inside 4” x 5-1/4”.

3.    Use the Leaf Punch to punch out two (2) leaves from the Vellum cardstock and color with Mint Macaron ink.  Let dry!

4.    Adhere the first leaf in the left-hand corner of the card with Snail Adhesive and other on the other side of the DSP strip.

5.    Now measure 5/8” from the left side of the card for placement of the DSP strip. (Use the paper grid for measurement – 5/8” is just one mark over from 1/2” inch mark).  Adhere with Snail Adhesive/or Multipurpose Glue.

6.    Insert the Classic Label Punch to punch on the left side of the card until it stops and punch out through both layers of the DSP and Thick WW cardstock.

Then bring the punch down and line it up with the first punch and punch about ½” more.

7.    Use the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets to make a detailed Basic Black dragonfly and a solid vellum dragonfly in the Big Shot.  Always run the Thinlets through the Big Shot at an angle (or at least not head first, so as not to cause them to bend when done.

8.    Align the detailed black dragonfly on top of the vellum dragonfly using Glue Dots or Multipurpose Glue.  Then add Glue Dots to the bottom of the vellum dragonfly to attach through the punched classic hole in the card.  Fold his wings ups slightly so that when you open the card, his wings will go through the punched hole.

9.    You can add two Rhinestones and attach as his eyes or onto his body.

10.  Add sentiment to the right side and then another sentiment on the inside up at the top.  I used the new sentiment "I'm Lucky to have a Friend Like You" from the new preorder stamp set "Love What You Do" and for the inside of the card, I used the Dragonfly Dreams sets for the sentiment "You Sure Know How to Make Someone Happy."

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Truly Tailored Fox

This was a card my club members made at our workshop.  It would make a great birthday or Father's Day Card for that special guy in your life..  The base of the card is Chocolate Chip which is retiring the end of May, 2018.  The True Gentlemen DSP is also retiring from the Occasions Catalog.  The ink color I used was Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cardstock using the Truly Tailored stamp set (also retiring).  The Punches I used, are the Tailored Tag Punch, Fox Builder Punch, and the Banner Triple Punch.  This card was inspired by Erica Cerwin

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Blossoming Basket

Just love this Sale-a-Bration set called Blossoming Basket that comes FREE as a Bundle if you purchase $100.  What is included in the Bundle is the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The Embossing Folder will also be available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.  But why wait, when you can get it free now.  The colors I used are Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I used the Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends with the Memento Black ink.  The ribbon is the 1/4" Stitched Daffodil Delight Ribbon available in the annual catalog.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Blossoming Basket Bundle

This is a card I made last month before I went down to babysit my grand twins for a long weekend.
Here it is almost the middle of March and my recruit asked me for instructions on how to make this card so I typed them up quickly for her tonight and I'll share with you too.




1.     The base of the card is Calypso Coral cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” in the middle.  Then the front is scored at 2-3/4” and folded towards the left of the front of the card.
2.    The Whisper White front section is cut at 2-1/2” x 4” and inserted into the Basket Weave Embossing Folder and run through the Big Shot.  Adhere to the 2-3/4” section of the front of the card with Multipurpose Glue.
3.    Ink up the basket stamp with Memento ink and stamp onto 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” of Whisper White.  Color in with the Stampin’ Blends.
4.    Adhere to a layer of 3=5/8” x 3-5/8” Calypso Coral (or 3-3/4” x 3-3/4” if preferred).
5.    Add adhesive to one side of the layers to put half on the 2/3” front section.
6.    For the inside:  Cut Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5-1/4”.
7.    Ink up the sentiment “Happiest of Birthdays to You” with Memento Black ink from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set on page 5 of the 2018 Occasions Catalog.
8.    Ink up the butterfly stamp from Blossoming Basket with Memento Black ink and stamp it three times on the right side of the inside Whisper White cardstock.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Party Pandas

This is such a cute card that was originally designed by my demo friend Darla Olson, so I had to case it for my workshop. She also added Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes to her card.  Party Pandas is a FREE set with a $50 SAB order and it was one of the first stamp sets I fell in love with in the 2018 Sale-a-Bration catalog to earn free.  The base of the card is the Sugarplum 2016-2018 In-Color that will retire in May of this year.  It is such a beautiful color that I will miss it for sure.  The designer series in the background is from the 6" x 6" Picture Perfect Party DSP on page 5 of the Occasions Catalog.  It is such beautiful paper that I'm going to order more of it because I've used a lot of it already.  The "celebrate" is die cut from the Celebrate You Thinlets Dies that can be earned FREE with a $100 purchase during SAB, but it will also appear in the next annual catalog that comes out in June.  I didn't want to wait until June when I could earn it FREE.  It comes with 3 dies.  The other two dies are "amazing" and "you" and I know I'll be using those dies a lot on my cards.  The other dies I used to create the heart was using the Sweet and Sassy Heart Framelits. The panda bear was stamped in the Memento Ink pad and fussy cut with the Paper Snips and attached with Dimensionals.  I colored in his party hat with the new Stampin' Blends and then added a small piece of the Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo pack on page 19 of the Occasions with a Glue Dot. Fray it out at the top of his hat.  I think I'll try making another one with Bermuda Bay and one in Berry Burst. 

































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