Sunday, August 26, 2018

Impossible Card

 I had my class make this impossible card on one of our classes.  Base is Rich Razzleberry with Share What You Love DSP on top and whisper white layered with Pear Pizazz.  Layered with flower punched out from Pop of petals and layered with dimensionals, topped with a little Pearl Basic Jewel. So much fun.

You can find the direction at Splitcoast Stampers Tutorials by Dina Kowal
Have fun with it.  So many possibilities!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Love you to Pieces

I have a weakness for puzzle pieces.  Everytime I  see one of these dies I have to get it so of course when Stampin' Up came up with this one I had to add to my ever growing collection. BUt his is a really cute one. I used the base real red cardstock with a piece of whisper white and then the zigsaw pieces in Real Red.  I would advise that you tape the back of the pieces while they are still in the die so they don't go everywhere.  Just make sure you leave the tape behind one of them off so you can make it pop.  I then embossed the sentiment in versamark and heat embossed in silver and colored in the little flower and leaves with markers.  Put piece of powder pink ribbon on the back and some puzzle pieces diecut in same  then punch out the leaves with the Leaf punch - sort of like the sample in the catalog. Line the inside of the card with a piece of whisper piece and put the one piece of the puzzle that you left out on the inside.  How sweet is that?  I like the polka dot ribbon they used in the sample in the catty- love that little baby's breath type of look that it creates....

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Blow out the Candles catalog case

Is this not the most fun die cut ever?  I knew I was going to get it as soon as I saw the sample in the catalog. My card is more reverse but love the little confetti pieces. Base is whisper white with a layer of Real Red diecut with the Candles & Confetti framelits dies on two sides. Tie the silver ribbon ( retired) - diecut the circle scallop from Layering Circles Framelits and the circle from the Stitched Shapes.  Stamp the cake and base on a scrap piece of whisper white, stamp the color - real red and Lemon Lime  and die cut.  Stamp the sentiment in red and use dimensional to put it on.  Add some clear rhinestones and easy peasy birthday card that is just SO CUTE!
Many color combinations work so choose the birthday gal/guy's favorite colors and go at it!
One of my favorite die from the whole kit and caboodle is this confetti die.....

Monday, August 20, 2018

Broadway Birthday

This card is just so me.  I love the sign shape and i love that deep pink and black and gold combo.
I always want to have a birthday card as part of the pack I have for my stamping parties and this was one I had for one of my last parties. 
Base is Lovely Lipstick with a layer of Lemon Lime Twist diecut with the little twinkle border on both sides.  Die cut the frame in black.  Now this is where I wish Stampin' Up had a diecut for the white piece underlying it all because I had to free cut it so that I would get the white dots all around.
 Stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick and Pacific Blue , and cut a strip of DSP with the gold sparkles and a hat from the piece of hat DSP- I had a strip that I had everyone cut which ever one they wanted. The die was perfectly sized to do that or you could have stamped your own hat using the stamp as well. I love having a choice!  The balloon stem is from the set stamped with the pacific blue but I wanted more a balloon shape so I used the Balloon Bouquet punch for an easy balloon mounted with dimensionals.  You could put clear rhinestones for someone special all around - that would be nice.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Varied Vases catty case

On the corner of the main catalogue I saw this little card using the flowers from the Varied Vases and thought "how sweet is this?"  and thought to case it for a card and this is it.  Base is Petal Pink and then a layer of calypso coral.  Stamp the flowers in the same and Daffodil Delight to create your own personal DSP. Add a band of Sahara Sand CS diecut using the Stitched Labeled Framelits to create the cute little stitching, then  another layer of Calypso coral and Happy Friend from the Darling Labels punchbox.  Stamp it again in Daffodil and cut it out and use dimensionals to pop it up.  The flowers are retired stampin up.  Still cute, right?

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Varied Vases class project

This was a very simple card for my class using the Vases Builder punch.  Base is Cherry Cobbler, with a layer of Crushed curry on top.  ON whisper white stamp the left vase and the orchid stem and the vase to the right and the flower and color them in with Stampin' Blends. 
Stamp and punch out the two vases on the right. Figure out where you want to put the middle vase and stamp then draw in the stem.  Stamp the sentiment.  Lay down the 5/8" Burlap ribbon on the bottom of the left vase then lay the right vase down on top directly then use dimensionals to pop up the middle vase.  Add a highlight on the vase using a white gel pen. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Color Your Season Morning Glory colors

I know this is available only for one month but it is an amazing set. I really LOVE the mutliple flower image that fills the whole card and it is not too difficult to fussy cut if you want to make it pop.  The 3 dies are amazing and I love the rolling leaves stamp too.  The little ribbon die is as sweet as it can be and in Highland Heather cardstock, really elegant.
 I diecut the shimmer CS first then stamped the flowers in the middle piece then I stamped the leaves on the outer piece.  Put the pieces where they may and used dimensionals to place the outer frame then used plain tape to stick the center piece directly onto the base white CS to make the outside pop just a bit.

After spending all that time coloring the flowers I thought it  a shame not to be able to show it so I stamped the sentiment onto a 1" strip of vellum with Versamark and heat embossed it using the white embossing powder.  then cut a piece of the pale purple ribbon with the die .  Add two pearls on either side of the vellum and then put a glue dot behind the pearls to hide the glue dot because it is visible. Mount the whole thing onto a whiper white cardstock.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

I hope Stampin' Up is listening....

I am getting old.  I can't seem to see a darn thing without my glasses and God knows I have more than 20 of them lying about the house but can't find one when I need it - only to find that it is on top of my head all along.   So I have this little complaint about the Stampin' Blends.  The top is the way it used to be labeled.  So dark I can't make out what the color or shade it is without some magnifying. 

Then they improved it by making it a little lighter so it is easier to see- that's the middle one.  Now I do see that there is one of those bars for scanning on it that is a large patch of white.  I think they need to do that with the name of the color and the shade.  Sometimes when I see a lone marker on its side I can't tell if it is calypso coral or pumpkin pie, or ivory or Crumbcake Light.  so I took the label maker- and finally figured out how to use the smaller font deal - and printed out the names and put one on both sides of the blends so I can see it without having to have my glasses. 
It was a pain in the butt to label it all so I'm hoping that Stampin' Up will take old folks like me into consideration and label the markers with larger black font on a bright white space on both sides of the markers. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Apron of Love in red check

 How can you not love t hose tiny utensils?
I knew I had to add this to my ever growing collection of kitchen dies as soon as I saw it.

Base card is whisper white with a layer of Daffodil Delight CS embossed with Simple Stripes EF.  Add a doily- cut in half to stretch out to either side of the Lots of Labels framelet cut white CS.

The apron was cut using a red check paper from  a picnic packet from years ago. then the strings from real red CS and the apron front as well.
 Diecut the utensils with silver foil paper- it only took a tiny piece and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes- retiring.

A piece of Daffodil 1/4 inch double stitched ribbon to finish.  If I had a Daffodil button I may have used that instead. I love the clean look of this.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Magical Day Bridge Card

I have been seeing a lot of magical day castle cards so I had to make one of my own.
take and 8x 4 1/4 inch cardstock in Smoky Slate.
Score it at 1 1/2,  3, 5, 6 1/2" along the 8 inch side.

Punch out the crenelles  ( I had an old hand held square punch perfect for this but you may need to hand cut if you don't.

Stamp the sentiment in the center with versamark and emboss with black embossing powder.
I used the Pattern party Decorative masks with the brick pattern with the Silver embossing paste to make the outside brick look.   Not too much detail makes it look better so don't be too neat and avoid the sentiment.

I made the embrasure of the castle by punching out a word window punch in expresso and splitting it into 2- using half on either side.

I made the castle door with the Everyday Jars framelits upside down on the Wood Textured DSP to make the door.  I cut several strips of black CS and put some glue dots on them and sprinkled black embossing powder on them and heated it to make it look like nails ( I was planning on using brads but SU does not carry brads anymore that would fit this so had to improvise ) and it worked like "magic".

I cut a 1"x  strip of Garden Green using Finishing Touches Edgelits die (retired) to created the zigzag grass.  put one on the back under the wizard and the opposite piece on the front of the card to make the "bridge"

Stamp, color and diecut the wizard, knight and the dragon.  Mount them with dimensionals.
punch out a ball from silver glimmer paper to create a magic ball.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Truly Tailored Graduation Easel Card

 I love popup cards.  For some young men in my life who are graduating I wanted to make them a special graduation card and what better for that than the Truly Tailored Suite?

 Take a 4 1/4 x 11 inch cardstock and score it at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" as shown.
I made a template out of a piece of chipboard that comes with our DSP to make the collar.  Use it to cut out the sides on the 2 3/4 side of the base card as shown.
I used the same template but this time on a 4 1/4x 5 1/2 inch whisper white CS and just but the shoulder part- leaving the vertical lines without cutting as shown on the left.
Fold the cut pieces in as shown on the left into a V to create the collar.  I took a 3/8 inch strip and glued it down for the front.  I used small gluedots on the corners of the collar to secure it.  You can flatten the collar if you are mailing it or keep it sort of  rounded it you are hand delivering.
 Put the Tombow glue on the base card as shown to adhere the shirt on the top only to create the easel.

I did not have enough matching small buttons so I made them using an old punch that has 2 holes in it and then punched it out with a 5/16 inch circle punch.  Put it on the shirt with the mini stampin dimensionals- the perfect size!
The pocket is just a 1" strip of whisper white CS that I fed through the Tailored Tag punch to create the angle on the bottom. The Old hexagon punch will work too.
 You can use scraps of triagular piece of True Gentleman DSP to make the pocket squares as shown.  I took a rectangular piece of scrap, cut it diagonally and layered it side by side to make it look like this.
Stamp the sentiment from Truly Tailored set in Night of Navy and punch it out. Layer it with a piece of Basic Gray CS then again mount it with dimensional.  Put a piece of DSP on the bottom of the basecard on the inside as shown, mount the sentiment and you are good to go.
 I needed graduation cards so I used the congratulations from Stampin Up retired eons ago and the graduate is from another company.  But you could make it a promotion card, birthday card - it fits all occasions depending on what you say on the inside piece.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Charming Cafe triple fold

   I  can't believe that this set came out and did not make it into the new catalog.  I know - I know-  how pricey it was but I had to have it before it disappeared.  I love the sweetness of the image and the ease of the diecuts.
I took a 12x12 sheet of whisper white cs and cut it down to 5 1/2 inches and scored it at 4 and 8 inches to make a triple fold.   Start from the front of the card, stamp the image, diecut.  The front sentiment from Petal Palette.  I  like to use the Stamparatus for the next part.  Put the stamp where you want the next image and then let the lid stick to the stamp, then open the card and stamp.  then same thing with the next layer. The sentiment is from  Picture Perfect Birthday.  I stuck the card on a quarter sheet of tempting turquoise to make it out to A2 size  4 1/4 x 5 1/2 but also because the blender pen went through to the back and I wanted a nice and neat back of the card.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Paper Pumpkin 2018 February

I just love this kit-  I have been playing with the kit and the flower pieces that are supposed to be used on the envelope are so pretty I had to use it on the card.  Then the pieces that are left over from the letter I had to use in another card. So much fun. The card above had a layer of pink pirouette CS added.

 This one used the negative from the words

 I would love a whole sheet of these stickers to buy separate.
 The daisies were popped up to add more dimension.

 The is the celebrate card that I layered over a whisper CS embossed with Layered Leaves embossing folder.  It just seemed too plain without it.

 Since I had some pieces left over I wanted to use it to make some cards for birthdays- this is using the Star Blast Edgelit die ( SU retired) and silver glimmer paper behind the diecut for that sparkle and some clear rhinestone jewels for a little more masculine feel.