Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pop Up Box Card By the Tide and Seashore

This is a Pop-up Box Card that I made earlier this month, but just now posted.  The stamp sets I used are, By the Tide and By the Seashore.  The cardstock is Coastal Cabana with Maritime DSP.  I also used Crystal Effects on the shells and Pearl Basic Jewels.  I will write up the measurements later.
These are so much fun to make and very addictive!

Stamp Sets:  By the Tide, By the Seashore

Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, and Maritime DSP

Ink:  Real Red, Night of Navy, Pool Party

Other:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Crystal Effects, Rhinestones and Pearls, Dimensionals, Window Sheets, Glue Dots


1.     Coastal Cabana cardstock is cut at 8½” x 5½” and scored landscape at 2”, 4”,6”, 8” which leaves ½” on one side on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  This makes the perfect size to fit inside an A2 envelope to mail.

2.    Turn the cardstock portrait on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, and scored at 2½” except for the panel next to the ½” which will be the back of the Pop-Up Box card.

3.    Use the Bone Folder to crease all of the scored lines. Use Paper Snips to cut up to the horizontal line.

4.    Trim off part of the ½” narrow section at the 2½” mark.

5.    Use Snail Adhesive or Sticky Strip on the other ½” narrow section to attach to the other side to form the box card.

6.    Cut out two small Coastal Cabana slats to go inside the box card.  They are cut at 3¼” x 1” and scored at 5/8” on each end.  Fold and crease scored ends. Attach inside with Sticky Strip.

7.    I cut the Maritime DSP to fit each side.

8.    I stamped with Real Red and Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and attached the fish, lobster and seahorse inside the box card on the slats with a window sheet and glue dots.

9.    I stamped the starfish and shells with Night of Navy and
Coastal Cabana ink, cut them out and applied Crystal Effects.  When dry, I attached a pearl to the sand dollar.

10.  Then attach each one to the sides with Dimensionals.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Snowflakie Soiree Resist Technique

This is the other card that my customers made at the "Christmas in July" workshop which they thought would be difficult, but it wasn't at all and they really liked the effect.  The original technique was from Sandi MacIver

Stamp Set:  Snowflake Soiree

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Ink:  Versarmark, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay

Other: Circles Framelit Collections, Versamark Pad, Embossing Buddy, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponges, Stampin’ Spritzer #126185 with water, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz #118772, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Silicone Craft Sheet #127853 and a paintbrush, post-its, Snail Adhesives and Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig


1.     Base of card is Bermuda Bay cardstock cut at 4¼” x 11” and folded in half.

2.    Cut another piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 3 14/16 by 3 14/16”.

3.    Cut Whisper White cardstock at 5¼” X 4” and two pieces at  3-10/16” x 3 10/16”.

4.    Use the Embossing Buddy on one of them before using the Versamark Ink Pad and stamp one large snowflake and three smaller snowflakes.  Sprinkle Whisper White Embossing Powder over the snowflakes and shake off excess.  Heat with Tool Gun.

5.    On the other piece, use the Circle Framelit Collections to cut a circle in the center using the 6th circle frame from center and the Big Shot.  Lay it on top of the stamped image so you can see it through the hole and use post it notes to hold them in place.

6.    Take a sponge and ink it up with Pool Party ink and start in a circular motion on the outside of the circle and gradually sponge over the snowflakes until the appear.

7.    Do the same with Bermuda Bay but only on the outside edges of the circle and not toward the center of the snowflakes, but do use use it on the biggest snowflake.

8.    Now, take the Silicone Craft Sheet and spray 3 sprays of Shimmer Smooch and 3 sprays of water and mix it together with the paintbrush.  Then flick it onto your design to make it look as though it is snowing or maybe it is stars in the night.  You may to heat set with Heat Tool.

9.    Now take the little snowflake and ink it with Burmuda Bay and stamp in any bare spots you want.

10.  Remove the mask and put your stamped image on layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock.

11.  At the bottom of your card, ink up “Believe” with Bermuda Bay ink and stamp it on the lower right hand corner.  May use Stamp-a-ma-jig, if you wish.

12.  Ink up the smallest star with Pool Party ink and keep stamping without reinking toward the left of the first snowflake.

13.  Layer snowflakes layers onto card with Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals. 

14.  Add Jewels Basic Rhinestones to the snowflakes.


Santa Card

This is one of the cards we made for the "Christmas in July" workshop on Sunday.  It is a very simple card to make and you could stamp any verse that you wanted in Santa's beard made from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  Here are the instructions:

Stamp Set:  Christmas Messages

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White and Gold Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Stazon Black or Memento Black

Other: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Postage Stamp Punch, 1” Square Punch, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Argyle Embossing Folder


1.     Base of card is Basic Black and 4¼” x 11 and folded in half.

2.    Insert 5¼” x 4” Real Red cardstock into Argyle Embossing Folder and run it through the Big Shot.

3.    Adhere to the front of the card with Snail Adhesive.

4.    Santa’s belt is 1” x 4¼” made from Basic Black cardstock and adhered to Santa card with Snail Adhesive.

5.    Santa’s belt buckle:  Use Postage Stamp punch on Gold Glimmer paper.  Then cut punch out a black 1” square with the 1” Square Punch.  Adhere to buckle with Dimensional. Adhere to black belt with Dimensionals.

6.    Santa’s beard is Whisper White cardstock cut with the largest die from the Apothecary Framelit and cut in half.  Stamp “All I want for Christmas is You” on the beard with black ink and adhere to top front of card with Dimensionals.



Monday, July 7, 2014

Flower Patch and Works of Art

This is a card I made for a monthly swap that I'm in.

Stamp Sets:  Flower Patch (Photopolymer) and Works of Art
Cardstock:  Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, 2014-2014 In-Color Blackberry Bliss DSP
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow
Other:  Flower Fair Framelit Dies, Big Shot,
Technique:  Two-Step and Framelit Dies

1.        Base of card is Hello Honey, cut at 8 ½” x 5 ½” and scored in half.
2.       The next layer is Blackberry Bliss cut at 5 ¼” x 4 ¼” and attached with Snail Adhesive.
3.       The Whisper White layer is 5” x 3 ¾” and attached with Snail Adhesive
4.       Begin by stamping  Blackberry Bliss and the Works of Art zigzag stamp in the middle of the Whisper White cardstock.  Do not re-ink, but stamp on either side of the first stamp.
5.       Stamp small leaves on Mossy Meadow cardstock with Mossy Meadow ink.  Cut out with Flower Fair Framelit Die.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to card under the flower you will make.
6.       Cut out the large Hello Honey with flower Framelit Die.  Use the next largest flower die and cut out a flower using the In-Color Blackberry Bliss DSP.
7.       Use the small circular die and cut it out with Hello Honey cardstock for the center of the flower. Attach with Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals.
8.       Stamp “Just for” with Blackberry Bliss ink and stamp “You” with Mossy Meadow ink on the right side of the front of the card.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Bloom with Hope In-Colors


This is a card I had my club members make at a recent workshop so wanted to share it on my blog.
They had seen a similar card I had made with a tissue box inside and wanted to learn how to make one since the original one I made had retired colors and items in it.
Stamp Sets:  Bloom with Hope, Itty Bitty Banners, Fabulous Four, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  In-Colors Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Whisper White, In-Colors 2014-2016 Background DSP
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Memento Black
Markers:  Hello Honey, and Mossy Meadow
Other:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bone Folder, 3/8” Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Big Shot


1.       The base of card is 4 ¼” x 11” of Blackberry Bliss scored at 5 ½” in the middle for the card.

2.       For the tissue box inside:  Cut the DSP at 6 ½” x 3” and score at 1 ½”, 3”, 4 ½” and 6” and use the Bone Folder to crease each scored line.

3.       To make the opening for the tissue box, use the smallest Oval Framelit to cut out an oval for the tissue which would be the second section after the ¼” section.

4.       It will be open on the sides to allow it to collapse flat when you close the card.

5.       Put “tissue” box in the crease of card by gluing 2 sides that will touch the card base.  Fold open and closed a few times to make sure it is positioned properly.

6.       Put a tissue inside (only 1 ply, and half a sheet so it is not too bulky to mail.

7.       Stamp Fabulous Four stamp “Sorry You’re Sick!  Get Better quick!” on Hello Honey cardstock and use the Apothecary Accents Framelits die to cut it out and use Snail Adhesive to glue inside.

8.       For the front of the card:  Cut DSP at 2 10/16” x 4”.  Cut Hello Honey at 2 10/16” x 4”.

9.       Run the Hello Honey cardstock through the Big Shot the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.

10.   Turn them both over on the back and align pieces to together apply Scotch tape to hold them in place while you attach 3/8” Blackberrry Stitched Satin Ribbon in front.

11.   Stamp Bloom with Hope flowers on Whisper White cardstock with the Memento ink.  Use the Oval Framelit through the Big Shot to it out.  Color it in with markets Hellow Honey and Mossy Meadow.  Cut out a Blackberry Bliss oval with the next largest oval with the Oval Framelit die.  Glue ovals together with Snail Adhesive and center over ribbon.

12.   Stamp “Get Well Wishes” on Whisper White with Blackberry Bliss ink and cut it out with the Bitty Banners Framelit die.  Attach with Dimenionals.