Sunday, October 27, 2019

Thinking Of You At Christmas - A Video Tutorial

Hello Everyone,

I have made another video tutorial showing you how, step by step, to make this Christmas card...Thinking Of You At Christmas!

  • The card base is Pear Pizzazz Card Stock that measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 inches.
  • The layer on top of the card base is Seaside Spray, measuring 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • The stamped surface layer is Whisper White card stock and it measures 3 3/4 x 5 inches.
  • Stamp Set to make the wreath - Rooted In Nature (leaf image stamp).
  • Greeting Stamp is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set- "Thinking Of You At Christmas".
Here is the video to show you exactly how to put this card together....

Monday, October 14, 2019

Hershey Nugget Treat Box--Video Tutorial

Your Trick or Treaters will love receiving this treat box...just right for the Halloween season!  If you'd like to know how to make this box, here is the video that explains each step:


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Beautiful Fall!

Beautiful Fall!
This card is one with the Autumn Season.  The colors of the cardstock may not be those you might choose, but they worked so well together I thought I'd give them a try.

Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze blend together to make a beautiful backdrop for these leaves that are stamped using the "baby wipe" technique.  For those of you who have not tried this clever way to color, why not give it a try?  Here's what to do:

  • Line a lid of a plastic container or something that you can rest the baby wipes on.  Choose wipes that are thick, not real thin.  The wipes need to hold the ink for repeated stamp dips.
  • Select a stamp that requires color over the entire stamp...not a stamp that outlines an image, or one that has lines through it.  
  • Take any color or combination of colors of reinker and drip them randomly over the baby wipe to a saturation size that will fit your stamp.  Dip the stamp in the ink a few times to distribute the ink through the wipe.  Then ink the stamp, insuring that the stamp is covered with ink.
  • Stamp the image you have selected on Stampin' Up! cardstock.  You should see variations of color throughout the image.  As you see the above leaves that have "purple" in them, I used the Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry reinkers to create those colors.  For other leaves I chose Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie.
This is a very different and unique way to color stamps and I will bet that your customers will love doing this new technique.

Please leave comments...would love to know your thoughts!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Christmas Cardinal-Christmas 2019

Let's start off the Christmas greeting card season with an iconic symbol...the beautiful cardinal.  Associated with the winter season, this card will be an easy one if you want to make many of the same card for giving this season.

This card used the "Toile Christmas" stamp and die collection.  Stamped the cardinal in black ink and cut it out with the cardinal die.  The branch that the cardinal is sitting on was stamped in black and cut out with the appropriate die and colored with Stampin' Up Blends Alcohol Pens.  The Blend colors I used were Dark and Light Real Red for the bird and Old Olive and Soft Suede for the branch and leaves and berries.  The greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut with the die.  I also used a branch die and cut it out from Vellum paper to add a little "winter" to the scene.  It all rests on Whisper White card stock that was embossed with the "Tin Tile" embossing folder.  I added a Cherry Cobbler liner on Whisper White card base...and there you have it...the Christmas Cardinal card, ready to send.

Christmas Card 2019

This is a very pretty greeting card to send to start off the 2019 Christmas season. I used the “Memories Of Home” stamp set and punch bundle by Stampin’ Up to create the embossed ornaments and the greeting.  I used the dies from “In The Woods” to create the greenery branches from where the ornaments hang. When you use those tree dies, you can turn them sideways and their branches become the greenery branches from which the ornaments hang. Add a bow and a few dimensional and you have a beautiful card front. Card stock used...Pear Pizzazz, Seaside Spray, Soft Sea Foam, Old Olive and Silver Foil. 

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Spooktacular Fun!

How about a little howling Halloween fun??  Here is a card just begging you to make it for someone special!! This is being made right before your eyes this Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4 PM ET, during my Facebook Live !

Here's the link:

Here's how to put this one together:

Card Front:

  • Card Base is Basic Black cardstock -  5 1/2 x 8 1/2..score at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Next layer is Basic Gray cardstock - 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • Designer Series Paper - Monster Bash 3 x 3 3/4 inches,  2 x 3 3/4 inches
  • Ornate Frame - Basic Black card stock 
  • Monster image stamped on Whisper White cardstock scrap and cut out with Ornate Frame die using the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set.
  • 3/8 " Organdy Glittered Ribbon
  • Basic Black cardstock -die cut background die
  • Basic Gray Stamped with Versamark and Heat Embossed with Silver embossing powder.
  • Add the two DSP pieces of paper selected to Basic Gray cardstock
  • Wrap length of ribbon around to backside of the card where the two pieces of DSP meet and adhere in place with snail.  Add a double bow with glue dots.
  • Adhere Basic Gray liner to Basic Black card base using snail adhesive.
  • Take frame cut out and adhere to DSP with dimensionals.
  • Take monster image and adhere to frame as shown.  Use Shimmery Crystal Effects to "shine" the monster cape.  Allow to dry before adhering to card front.
  • Adhere background Basic Black die cuts to  back of Basic Gray embossed label.  Place all on dimensionals and adhere to card front.  An adorable Halloween card for anyone!