Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Candy Cane Season

Who doesn't love candy canes?  Years ago, I made a similar card that I just loved and so I decided to try to re-create it using the Candy Cane Season stamp set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  The colors are Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.  The Designer Series Paper is Festive Farmhouse.  Here are my instructions and I'll post the card from years ago.


1.     The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4” and inserted in the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder and run through the Big Shot.  The Festive Farmhouse DSP (stripes) is cut at 2-9/16” x 4” and adhered to the bottom of the Simple Stripes second layer.

3.    Wrap the ¼” Double Stitched Cherry Cobbler Ribbon around the middle of the card and adhere with tape on the back.  Adhere to the base of the card.

4.    Die cut a Cherry Cobbler scallop with the Layering Squares Framelits and a Whisper White square.

5.    Stamp two candy canes on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Candy Cane Builder Punch.  Ink up the bow outline stamp and the image stamp with Cherry Cobbler ink and punch out with the Cane Builder Punch

6.    Adhere one candy cane on the Whisper White Square with Multipurpose Glue.  Attach the second one over the first one with Mini Dimensionals.  Add the bow with a Dimensional.

7.    Ink up the sentiment “tis the sweet season” with Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with Paper Snips and adhere to a Cherry Cobbler layer cut from the Merry Christmas Thinlets Dies.  Use Dimensionals to attach to the front of the card.
This is the card I created in 2012 using Chock Full of Cheer stamp set.



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Monday, August 13, 2018

Rooted in Nature Wreath

This is a Christmas card that I made using the Rooted in Nature stamp set.  I made a rough-draft template below to make this card using the Stamparatus.


1.     The base of the card is Granny Apple Green cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4” and inserted into the Tufted Dynamic TIEF and run through the Big Shot.
3.    Cut Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 4”. Using the Stamparatus and the template, Begin inking up the large leaf from Rooted in Nature with Granny Apple Green ink.  Start with #1 and rotate 4” square Whisper White cardstock to #2 and so forth until you stamp and rotate it completely around to #16. Trim it out with the Paper Snips.  Die cut hole in center using the smallest die cut circle from the Stitched Labels Framelits.

4.    Die cut the bow from Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Stitched Seasons Framelits and attach it with Glue Dots.  Attach wreath to front of card with Dimensionals.

5.    Ink up ‘tis the season from the Itty Bitty Greetings with Memento Black ink.  Die cut banner with the Stitched Labels Framelits and attach with Glue Dots. 

6.    Add Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the wreath in groups of three to represent the pine berries.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Healing Hugs - Masking

Last month, my demo friends and I did another swap like we do each month with a theme.  The theme was "Case a Card in the Catalog" and we could change the colors if we wished.  This is my swap and I cased it from page 105.  I didn't add sequins because I don't have them yet.  The technique I used was "masking" with the roses.  Here are the instructions on how to make my card:


1.     The base of the card is Highland Heather cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.  Randomly stamp the stitching stamp around the edges with Gorgeous Grape ink on the front of the card base.

2.    The Whisper White layer is 3-1/2” x 3”.  Ink up the rose with Gorgeous Grape ink and stamp it in the center.

3.    Then stamp it again on a Post-it note and trim it out with the Paper Snips and place the mask over the rose by lining it up exactly on the Whisper White cardstock.

4.    Now, ink up the rose with Gorgeous Grape and then stamp off on the grid paper to make the roses on either side to be lighter than the middle one.

5.    Now, before remove the mask, ink up the leaves with Coastal Cabana ink and stamp two on either side of the middle rose.

6.    Remove the mask and place it over the lower rose, and stamp more leaves.

7.    Use the cross-stitch Framelit and Big Shot to create the stitching at the top of the Whisper White cardstock.  Then attach a little off center to the right with Snail Adhesive

8.    Use the Triple Banner Punch to create a banner.  Ink up the “Sending You Healing Vibes” with Coastal Cabana ink.

9.    Attach the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon across the front of the card at the bottom using Glue Dots or Tear and Tape.

10.  Use a Pearlized Doily and cut off a little bit of it and attach to the back of the banner.  Attach above the ribbon.

11.   Use the White Baker’s Twine to tie a bow and attach it to the card with a Glue Dot. 

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