Saturday, November 7, 2020

Perfect Poinsettia

 This is a Christmas card featuring the beautiful poinsettia flower.  The flower is made from Whisper White card stock in 5 layers and accented by three pearls for the flower center.  I've added some sprigs done in White flocked card stock, Pear Pizzazz and Gold foil card stock.  Anchoring the flower is a gold label that was cut out with a die from Ornate Frames dies from gold foil paper.  All that you need to add is a beautiful wish for a Merry Christmas on the inside and you are ready to send this card to someone special on your card list.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Gnome For The Holiday

 Gnome For The Holiday Frame Project
This is a cute project to do and use as a home decor item or a gift to give someone special.  This is a 4 x 4 inch shadowbox frame that has stamped images that were handcut out and added in layers to three separate strips of cardstock which are attached to the sides of the frame.  I used the Gnome For the Holidays stamp set and created the tree and attached it to the back cover of the frame.  I then added strips of the images of the gnomes positioned so that each of them could be seen when looking into this diorama.  I added fairy lights to add some light to see the images more clearly and the battery pack from the lights was hot glued to the back side of the frame.  All in all it was a well received project for my classes for this Christmas 2020 season.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Partridge In A Pear Tree Christmas Card--Stampin' Up! Products Used

This is a cute card that begs the tune "Twelve Days Of Christmas"! The partridge in a pear tree is a great iconic visual of the Christmas holiday. Here is how I made this cute and easy Christmas card: 
 * All Things Fabulous Stamp Set (leaves)
 *Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper 
* Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set ( Partridge & Pears, Greeting)
* Wreath Builder Die set
 *Pear Pizzazz Cardstock * Wrapped In Christmas (Inside greeting)
 *Very Vanilla Cardstock 
* Life Is Beautiful (Tree, ground)
 *Pear Pizzazz Ink   *Early Expresso Ink
* Soft Suede Ink
 *Crumb Cake Ink 
* Stitched So Sweetly die (scalloped circle)
 *Hippo & Friends Die (stitched label)

1.  Cut Pear Pizzazz Card Stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and score at 4 1/4 inches; cut another piece 3 x 4 inches.
2.  Cut Very Vanilla Card Stock, 4 x 5 1/4 inches, cut 2.  Cut another piece 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches.
3.  Cut green checked designer series paper, 1 x 4 inches.
4.  Stamp "Merry Christmas" greeting on scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and cut out with scalloped circle die.
5.  Cut out background label from Pear Pizzazz card stock and glue to the back of the Merry Christmas label.
6.  Stamp the Very Vanilla card stock (2 3/4 x 3 3/4) with the tree in Soft Suede ink.  Add "ground" by                     stamping in Early Expresso ink.
7.  Add leaves by stamping with Pear Pizzazz ink throughout the tree branches.
8.  On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock, stamp with Pear Pizzazz ink and cut out 3 pear images and             use  the dies from the Wreath Builder die set.  Stamp the partridge in Crumb Cake ink and cut out the             image using the die from the same set.  Attach the partridge and pears to the card face with dimensionals.
9.  Take the stamped tree and attach the 4 x 3 inch pear pizzazz card stock to the back of the Very Vanilla              stamped piece as a liner.
10.  Take the 1 x 4 inch DSP and attach to the liner (4 x 5 1/4 Very Vanilla).  Attach the entire card face to the           card base.
11.  Take the Very Vanilla piece (4 x 5 /14) and stamp with "Christmas Blessings To You And Yours" with Pear         Pizzazz ink and attach to the inside of the card.  You are done!
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Happy ""Batty" Halloween Card


Here is a Halloween card that is sophisticated enough for any gobblin!  Using the lacy bat stamped images makes this card less kid-like and more adult-like in appeal.  I hope you enjoy the video below to explain how to put this card together.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Floral Birthday

Hello Friends!
I decided that I had not used Magenta Madness card stock for card making so I decided to try a card using that color.  I used "Band Together" and "Tasteful Touches" stamp sets to stamp and cut out the flowers by hand.  Both flowers were stamped in Magenta Madness Ink and colored in using a dauber.  The other leaf sprays come from the Forever Flourishing dies.  The "pod" like stem is in Whisper White and the green spray in the background is in Pear Pizzazz.  I also used two of the Sweetly Stitched rectangles to cut out the background pieces in Whisper White and Magenta Madness.  I added a few small drops of liquid glue to the inside of each flower and sprinkled it with Dazzing Diamonds glitter.  This is an easy card to complete and I hope you like it well enough to give it a try.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Slimline Card - Thinking Of You

I thought I'd put the video tutorial for my first slimline card on my blog so you can follow it along. All the measurements are there for constructing the card. I will also put the Stampin' Up! dies and stamp sets that I used to make the card so you can order or find the stamp and dies that you can use from your current collection. Here's what you need from Stampin' Up to make this card: